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The Chatham Record
ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 19, 1878.
pA!LEV orator at school closing
. j Occasion and One That Was j
SP k “ d d fully Enjoyed by Mauy.
_ pitKboro graded school has
* e / ' ehd fS the year 1922-23. ’
been a very successful year ;
, fact, is considered one of the
Progressive terms that has been
most ; “ a conclusion in a long time.
br rlJ?!chool and its patrons were de
■ p-tertained on Friday night
jignumo "i department, under the
by the "' ntrol of Mrs. Henry A. By
efficient ° excellent program was
in the auditorium at the
sC, l ool ‘evening in the auditorium,
SunJ *I) llubb ird preached the an-
Re 'j 'ermon to a large and apprecia
nUa dionrP ami the finals were con-
Monday morning .when at
the auditorium was packed
patrons and friends to
o- the class day exercises.
“ e The program was opened with a
b\ the iuniors, followed by the
so nLc of welcome by Master Henry
r ( n-m. The ?eaior Ue 7 , re!1 "
.• G <;oiig and were foiiow ed by a
“History of Pies,” by Miss Annie
Then it was a real treat that
"y lit«e Miss Pearl John
; the five-year-old daughter of Mr.
5 Mrs.' S. D. Johnson. She sang a
Sr in clear, plaintive tune that was
ndfed creditable. Miss Ha Copeland
followed with a declamation on Wed
and Miss Edna Barclay gave
the “Autobiography of a Mierooe.
t L C i a c:s poem was recited by Miss
JCm- Tnvlor and the “Advice to the ,
&> was given by Miss Ila Cone-1
lan d the response coming from Mas- |
ter Luman Overacre. The “Favew dV 1
?a id by Miss Emma Lee Knight, j
jr -t preceding the farewell Mattel ,
Movie Johnson presented “Appro pm -,
ate Gilts" to the sever;:! -o- iors . ml
brought forth mirth from toe ai ch- J
er , e' and chagrin from the graduates, j
Hon. Josiah Daily was tlmn r e-eiw- ,
ed to the audience by 1 rot. r,. iv. j
Franklin in a few well chosen \\ eras, ,
and his address was gicc ed with ap-1
plause from start to fnnsn. Mr. Bail- ,
ev is eas i\ the best orator in North j
Carolina and he presented some splen- ;
did sentence sermons to his vast au- j
djence. Sketches from his speech are j
qi follows: i
<L> lUUUWO. , . . .
There are certain great principles
0 f life —of getting along—brought out
by human 'experience and tested by
time, that men must follow. No event
no change in conditions, alters them,
or abates their force. Disregard of
them invites sure ruin. Men are dis
posed to forget these first principles.
Our constitution declares that “fre
quent recurrence to fundamental prin
ciples is necessary topreserve the
blessings ’of liberty.” I propose at
this time to call to your minds certain
of these fundamental principles.
First, our government, State and
National, exists for all the people.
There is no equality except equality
before the law. Equal rights to all,
declared the author of the Declara
tion of Independence. A variation
from this course is a perversion of
government. But we have frequent
Men are always seking special ad
vantages over their fellow-men by ;
means of the government. Let me
give you instances.
In making tax-laws men seek fav
ors .privileges and immunities. They
seek to throw the burden off themsel
ves and upon others. Our tariff laws
offer glaring nstances of thic. Under
guise of protection of the workers
and producers of the country, or of
raising revenue, there are men who
effect tariff legislation to make them
selves rich. But since the burden of
taxation hag become so great, such
diserminatory legislation is no long
er confined to the tariff. We meet
ti F s form of privilege in the framing
es our State’s policy. There is a
steady effort in North Carolina to put
me burden of taxation on land in un
*7 e m easure. In this way those
vnose fortunes are invested in other
Property obtain special favors or priv
always have to cope with those
“0 seek to gather to themselves un
'iup political power. They get into
i ce and proceed to employ their of
. ln ence in maintaining their
They seek to determine who
oil e , e^ to office. They par
„out. t n e offices not with the view
vi'of, ei ?' Ce *° P eo Ple but with the
* J x - to perpetuating their power. In
> .earl of being servants, they seek to
nf fu a / Prc; ‘ This is a glaring abuse
5’ us t of public office. It is con
nf r ll! ron 3 a P u bbc trust to a means
mflAv r * ona Privilege. In this way
are built up and maintained.
;^,\ never was a machine that ex
rdo v Gx P re?;s the will of the peo
offlnA 1 nian . to be trusted with
flip ;„, Vl . 10 w iH use it for other than
nflwV 1 ii P u blic interest. Whenever 1
tw': 0 ( ors ?e t about to perpetuate
fi IPm ■ °^ er -the time has come to put
detp'rr°; 1 " o*b ce -bolders who seek to
who ?vu w b° shall be elected and
thpv Q na "Hot. be show thereby that
tWoA in real respect for
si?ht of < ft lCe P of the P^ple—they lose |
hold n f i the fact that the office thev
to an b f v onw not to themselves but
t’tW r misinterpre -
fie dub- tbls: ,The will of the peo-
Qurs jo is the supreme law
Wa* for Si and by ’ 88
who the people. There are men
will Vk aya to defeat the
this bv J2j2S p k- * Ttiey seek to do
meat o* the corrnptfble ela
0f P«opl# themselves. There
are voters who will sell out. Suah
voters are the worst enemies of free
government. They ought not only to
be denounced. They ought not only
to be ostracised. They ought to be
treated like other traitors to their
country. They belong with Judas Is
cariot and Benedict Arnold. Money
should be shorn of its power in poli
tics. Otherwise our country will be
come a plutocracy, the whole business
will be sold out to the highest bidder.
Probably the greatest menace to free
government at present is the use of
money for corrupt purposes in prima
ries and elections. Good men and wo
men must stand together against this
great evil. They can put the agents
of corruption out of business, the lit
tle local politicians who found their
power upon funds placed in their
hands from higher up.
Third. The third fundamental prin
ciple is this: Ours is a government of
laws, not of men. Get the force of
that. Officers of the law are repres
entatives of the law. What they do
must be lawfully done. They have
no power, no standing except as min
isters of the law. They must mag
nify the law, not themselves.
I fear that many of our people have
no real appreciation of the value of
this principle. Let me seek to empha
size it. The law rules in America,
not men. No man, however bad, may
be touched, except under the form of
and within the provisitions of the law.
When men, singly or in .groups, take
the law into their own hands they at
once become enemies of free govern
ment. Putting hoods on their heads
and going in groups makes the matter
all the worse. No matter what the
provocation, they cannot justify them
selves. There is but one way to en
force o~der, and that is by law. If
officers fail, the only courses to turn
•hem out. To undertake to do their
duty for them is usurpation of power,
it. ; s lawlessness itself. It is no better
We have had in tills State many
manifestations of mob law—rather
mob lawlessness, lynching?, whippings
intmidation. These are all acts of
anarchy, they are destructive of law
and of government. Whenever a
group of men arrogate to themselves
the duly ol executing the law or of
mantaining order and get away with
it, they are in revolt against civiliza
! tffi i; the}, are throwing over the State
and the law which is jts life.. Call
this evil thing “100 percent Amercan
ism”—it is 100 percent anti-Ameri
canism. It is Tarkeyism, it is Rus
sianism, it is Anarchy. It is the an
tithesis of Americanism. No man in
iris senses will tolerate it. Those ci
tizens who have joined any organiza
tion that stands for this sort of thing
ought without delay to repudiate ev
ery feature of the organization that
tends to encourage this freedom, de
No one can be aware of the threats
to exercise this invisible power in
politics. We are told that candidates
who do not cater to government by
secret assaults and intimidation will
be beaten by invisible powers. This
also is unawful. Whenever we reach
the point that candidates for office
will be permitted by the voters to pus
sy-foot on this subject all is over so
far as free government is concerned.
The issue must be made with this
evil thing from the beginning. Every
candidate for office must be tested
with this test; and his position must
ring clear. If he is afraid of or in
league with secret groups or invisi
ble usurpers of the functons of gov
ernment, he is unfit for place or pow
er, he cannot be trusted. A public of
ficer is a minister of the law. He
cannot be a minister of the law and
fear or compromise with any who
would take to themselves the functions
of the State and the courts, without
authority from the people and without
accountability to the people. For this
authority and accountability are indis
pensable to free government.
Fourth. The law must be enforc
ed at all costs. Whenever we fail to
enforce the law we fail to maintain
5 the barrier between civilization and
' barbarism. Criminals must he pun-
J ished. They must be restrained. They 1
must be made examples of. We all
. abhor electrocutions, but so long as
\ the law provides for capital punish- j
ment, we must stand for them. Men j
r suffer, but discipline is the law of life j
, and of progress. We may seek to re
’ form criminals, but we must see to it I
, that they suffer the just penalties of
, the law. Otherwise the law will;
amount to nothing and the State will
cease to exist.
One of our present difficulties is
the overtaking of criminals. The boot
leggers and moonshiners are not on
ly not punished, they are not caught.
It is the State’s first duty to itself to .
stamp out this lawlessness, not as aj
' temperance measure, but as an act :
essential to the life of the State. No !
matter what it costs, no matter who 1
must suffer, the State must vindicate
its laws or surrender its claim upon !
the respect of its citizens as a gov- .
ernment. Not only in this matter, but
jin all others the State must stand up. 1
Read the daily papers, they are many 1
of them advertising prize fights, and i
have been for a year. We have one
every week in Raleigh. Our statutes i
declare prize-fighting is a felony. Yet 3
nothing is done, nothing is said. We
ought to repea this statute without de- ]
aly if we do not mean to enforce it. r
Otherwise the State admits that its i
laws are not meant to be taken seri
ously by offenders, nor to be respect- t
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PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, THURSDAY, MAY S, 1923.
ANOTHER NEGRO KILLED.
R. L. White, Road Foreman, Shoots
Jim Jones to Death.
Wednesday afternon of last week
there occurred another shooting scrape
in Chatham in which Jim Jones, a ne
gro who is said to hail from Minter,
S. C., was shot in the neck, on the j
road between Moncure and Lockville,
about 2:30 o’clock, by R. L. White, a
road foreman. The negro was first
taken to Moncure after the shooting,
to a doctor who sent him to a hospi
tal at Sanford where he died in about
an hour after reaching there.
White came to Pittsboro and sur
rendered to the sheriff and he was
locked up until Trursday afternoon
when he was taken before Justice of
the Peace John R. Biair for trial. Six
witnesses were sworn in for the de
j fendant, the State having none.
Dr. Cathell, of Moncure, testified j
that the negro was shot in left side of'
the neck, the ball passing through and i
_! lodging in the vertebra. The doctor j
• j went to the hospital with the deceas-1
j ed but left just before he died.
' | Other witnesses testified that Jor.es
! had made threats against White; that
•j he intended ot kill him, etc. Wit- i
■ | nesses tesitfied to finding a rock in.
; the negro’s overall pocket.
• i White told the court that the carts
hauling dirt had all stopped in a bunch
■ and he wanted to know the trouble;
■ i that Jones cursing told him to come
[ and see; that he went within 15 feet
of Jones when he (Jones) drew back
• as if to throw a rock at him; that
‘ Jones had a rock in each hand, and
' that he thought his life was in danger
■ and shot in self-defense.
5 After his attorney, Mr. W. P. Hor
’ ton, made a short talk to the court,
5 the justice gave White some good ad
• vice and told him to go and shoot no
From what could be learned of the
1 deceased it is said he was a rather
despe'-ate character and did not like
> to take orders from white men. One
witness stated that he had to stop
Jones two or three times in the last
7 three weeks from raising disturbances
with some of the other negroes. There
> is no doubt in the minds of those who
: heard the trial that Judge Blair was
7 right in turning White loose.
>: SCHOOL CLOSING.
i Old County Home school, of which
l Mrs. Fred P. Nooe was teacher, clos
■ ed Friday, April 20. The exercises be
■ gan at 7:30 with a large number pres
■ ent. The program was well carried
■ out. Those taking part did themsel
t ves, teachers and parents credit. The
■ energy of the girls and boys, being di
■ reeled by skilled and competent hands,
; met with success by the entire audi
ence. Music was part of the program
; and added much to the interest of the
| These children, directed and trained
. with the energy they have, one day
t will become men and women of great
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1 NEWS FROM NEW HILL.
i New Hill, Rt. 2, Apr. 80.—Mrs. J.
i C. Lasater and daughter, Hilda, Mrs.
J. A. Ellis and Andrew Ellis motored
• to Durham Saturday shopping.
j W. M. Goodwin made a business
i trip to Raleigh last week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Thomas and
1 children, of Raleigh, spent a few days
;, with relatives recently.
Mrs. Eljon Sauls, of Redwood spent
Friday night with her parents, Mr.
, and Mrs. W. M. Goodwin.
Mrs. E. H. Holt, Ray, Ruth and
Bemest Holt, Katherine Riddle and
Freman Gunter spent the week-end
with relatives in Durham.
| Beimest Wilson, colord, had the
measles a few weeks ago and it is
believed they settled on his brain.
Anyway he is crazy, having lost all
reason whatever. He is about 17
j The most severe windstorm that
has been in this section for some time
was last Saturday afternoon. There
were no persons injured but a bam
belonging to Mr. Truelove was blown
down, catching a cow under it some
i way where she remained all night, f
as they did not discover it that night.!
Several outhouses on the farm of Mr.!
Sears were blown down also,
j “Tax Payer,” Pittsboro, route 1, ■
certainly wrote a good piece in last
j week’s Record. For things are just
I like they stated it. If the county com- j
missioners will give the tax payers
down here a SI,OOO bonus I think they
wil complete the new bridge.
LOCAL ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Moncure, Rt. 2, Apr. 30.—Mr. and ]
Mrs. N. E. Bland and daughter, Miss |;
Irene, spent the w r eek-end in Jones* j
boro visiting relaives. 1
Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Bridges and fam
ily, of Sanford, w-ere visitors at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Thomas
last Sunday afternoon. ]
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Harmon, of i
Sanford, spent Wednesday night with i
Mrs. G. G. Bums.
Mrs. J. H. Hutchins and children, of (
Raleigh, are spending some time with \
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Har- 1
G. G. Bums and family spent Sat- i
urday night and Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. C. P. Harward. i!
Mr. Earl Bums and Miss Mary
Bridges, of Sanford, and Miss Lucile (
Thomas visited Miss Zelma Gunter (
Saturday night. I
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams and lit
tle daughter, Christine, spent last n
Sunday with her parents, Mr, and 1
Mrs. Moody. Jj
BIG TIME AT MAYS SUNDAY. !
— f ;
Home Coming for Church
ship to he Observed.
At. Mays Chapel • Baptist :ch
next Sunday, beginning at 10 Jck,
there, will be a “home coming neld.
It is urged that every
church be present and part ate in
i the exercises, and ail frier are in
vited and u»ged to be prer ,
The programs arranged h6e an
interesting one and those go will
enjoy it. In addition tc number to !
be?present from Buies .demy, who>
will render music and congs, there
will be speeches and services that
At 11 o’clock Dr. Gregg will speak
tor the audience and those who have i
heard * him know that a treat in j
store for the day.
Jffinner will be served on the. ground
aj|d an all day service will prevail,
j Rfv. Fred Womack has been pastor
off. this church since Christmas and
Ihe will be present. It is to be hoped
i that all the members wil be present
I and meet him. Those who have not
i been privileged to go before this time
should be there on the first Sunday,
which is next Sunday* May 6th.
| BELL’S COMMUNITY NEWS.
Apex, Rt. 4, Apr. 27.—0 n account
of measles Bell’s, school closed two
weeks early, which was somewhat
shocking to the community as well as
the school. As we could not have our
commencement exercises we are hop
ing to give the high school play some
Mr. Sam Council, of Charlotte, is
spending a few days in the commun
ity with friends and relatives.
Misses Coza Overton and Minnie
Wilson spent Sunday afternoon with
Miss Jessie Horton,
j Mrs. Maggie Birch and little daugh
ter, Mary Eizabeth, of Durham, spent
the week-end with her mother, Mrs.
A. H. Overton.
There will be memorial services
heM at Martha’s Chapel Christian
church May 13. Dinner will be spread
on the grounds. Therefore everybody
is invited to come. Services will be
gin at 11 o’clock in the morning.
Miss Coza Overton entertained a
number of friends at her home Friday
Mr. George Fearrington, of Chapel
Hill, spent Saturday night with his
brother, Mr. Philip Fearrington.
Mr. and Mrs. Allie Johnson spent
Sunday afternoon in the home of Mrs. i
Johnson’s brother, Mr. Jack Horton., i
Miss Ruby Hunt, of Cary High
school, has returned home for the i
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holleman spent
Sunday afternoon in Durham with re- i
Mrs. E. H. Goodwin has returned
home after visiting relatives in Dur
Miss Evelyn Green has returned to
her home at Wadeville, S. C.
Mrs. W. A. Morgan has returned
home after visiting her daughter, Mrs.
A. B. Wilder, near Raleigh,
j Mrs. E. E. Hilliard, of Durham, ie
' spending a few days with her mother,
| Mrs. A. J. Hinton,
i Mrs. Dunlap isr visiting her parents,
; Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Williams.
The spring season and the warm
sunshine has made the flowers bloom,
the birds sing and has brought baek
some of our people to Sunday sehool.
Our number has somewhat increased
and we are hoping that still more will
come in as we are expecting a good
Sunday school during the spring and
summer seasons. The people of Bell’s
are always glad to welcome visitors
to all services.
Preaching services are held every
first Sunday morning at 11 o’clock.
Sunday school every Sunday morning
at 10 o’clock, Rev. Will Hurst, pas
tor, Mr. J. E. Womble, supemtend
ent. Everybody is always invited to
attend these services.
We are sorry to report that Mi®
Bertha Overton is on the sick list.
Her many friends wish her a speedy
Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Kelley visited
in the home of Mr. Harvey Kelly Sun
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hinton and lit
tle son, Will, Jr., spent Sunday with
Mr. Hinton’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
| A. J. Hinton.
; Miss Lany Mills spent a few davs
j wth her uncle, Mr. Marion Mills.
Misses Alma Fearrington, Lela Up
church and Evelyn Greene visited
Misses Coza and Bertha Overton
j . Mr. Hermori Overton spent Tuesday
in Durham visiting his sister.
Miss Ella McCoy has returned to
her home after spending the winter
season in Durham.
Mr. A. T. Holleman, who has been
teaching at the new consolidated
I school at New Hill, has returned home j
■ and we are glad to have him back in 1
the community again.
GOLDSTON RT. 1, NEWS. ,
Goldston, Rt. 1, Apr. 30.—Mr. and
Mrs. L. F. Suits and children, of Mad
ison, are visiting Mrs. Suit’6 father,
W. E. Hilliard.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Oldham of
Greensboro, have returned home. They
will make their home with Mr. Old
Mr. N. J. Elkins spent the week-end
Sorry to report Mrs. D. H. Stinson
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Oldham, of
Greensboro, have come to be with Mrs.
Oldham’s grandmother, Mrs. N. B.
Hilliard, who is seriously ill.
There rfvill be an ice cream supper
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Wlson Saturday night, May 6. Every
body is cordially invited.
DESTRUCTIVE HAILSTORM SATURDAY
CORESTHIANS TO PITTSBORO. *
Visit School Final and “Irish. Rose”
Delights Thera AIL
Cjarinth, Apr. 30. —The Corinth
school players were welL pleased with
thsir trip to Broadway.. The weather
was fine. The attendance splendid,
the audiences appreciative; and* the j
door receipts gratifying. At this rate j
Iwe will soon have enough ahead to j
secure our movie machine*.
Mr. J. A. Ausley spent Tuesday of
last week visiting • friends at Fuquay
Springs, Wednesday at Lillington, Fri
day at Lowe’s Gyovei. But then Av
j ery is off on two weeks vacation
| and we can’t keep up with all his wan- i
On Saturday Mr. J. A. Jones, of Ra-1
leigh, gave a fish fry party to a num- j
ber of his friends in Raleigh and at
Buckhom and we can tell the wo ri d i
that J. A. can sure fry fish as well
as eat them-
Mr. W. A. Allen, of Charlotte, is r
spending- a few days with his mother, j
Mrs. D % A. Clark.
Dr. E. C. Judd, of Fuquay Springs ;
and a party of friends were welcome
visitors at Buckhom Saturday.
t ßefore this week’s paper comes out
the tonsil-adenoid clinic for school;
children will be in full swing at Pitts-'
The time for working up this clinic ,
has been very short but let every
child in- this end of the county from
6 to 12 years of age go and be exam
ined and take treatment if needed.
This work will be done by Dr. Wright,
the specialist, of Raleigh. That is I
! you get just the same quality of work ;
done for the nominal sum of $12.50
that you pay from $35 to SSO at any !
Misses Carrie Lee Cross and Audrey (
Cross spent the week-end attending
; commencement at Lowe’s Grove.
Mrs. A. R. Chappell spent last week
I visiting relatives in Durham.
‘Quite a number from Corinth and j
S Brickhaven attended the play, “My
j Irish Rose” at Pittsboro Monday night
and pronounced it splendid. They
: think Pittsboro was especially fortnn-1
j ate in being able to secure Miss Over- (
! ton. Sears, a specialist, to take the !
, leading part of “Rose.”
I Mr. T. Y. Mims has a new Ford, j
Mr. Mims is a civil war veteran and
!an active, enterprising farmer and
; may he live to wear out and enjoy a
! great many Ford cars.
j The Corinth school community plav
| ers will entertain you again on Sat
urday night, May 12th, at Corinth
! school house with their popular play,!
• “My Irish Rose.” The most popular j
play of this season. The admission j
will be 10 cents each to all. Let’s
have a house full with not even stand- J
ing room left. All proceeds go to the
school equipment fund,
MT. GILEAD NEWS. j
Pittsboro, Rt. 1, Apr. 30.—A violent |
hail storm visited this section south»
of Mt. Gilead Saturday evening about
seven o’clock, doing considerable dam- j
age to crops and gardens were almos;
totally destroyed. The hail was as
large as small hen eggs and was fol
lowed by heavy rainfall. Small
streams were flooded and bridges
washed away. Some of the oldest
people remarked that it was the heav
iest rain in many years.
Miss Lillian Hatley visited Miss
Leonie Neal Saturday afternoon.
Mr. D. G. Hatley and son, Silas,
spent Saturday in Carrboro.
Mr. Herbert Hearn® visited his fa
ther, Mr. John Heame, in Carrboro,
Misses Annie Vallie Hatley spent
Wednesday afternoon with Misses
Josephine and Leonie Neal.
Mrs. J. W. Griffin has been quite
sick the past week, but has almost re
Mrs. R. F. Burnett spent a few
. days with her mother last week.
1 Mrs. A. J. Mann and Mrs. Hattie
Hatley visited Mrs, Walter Hatley
' Mrs. D. G. Hatley, Mrs. J. W. Neal
L j and Miss Josephine Neal visited Mrs.
’I J. W. Griffin Friday.
| Misses Gertrude and Lillian and
1 j Mr. Silas Hatley spent Friday even
ing in the home of Mr. J. W. Neal.
I Mr. Roscoe Neal spent the week
end with his uncle, Mr. Simon Burke.
Mrs. W. H. Windham and Mrs. A.
J. Mann spent Monday in Pittsboro;
having dental work done.
Miss Leonie Neal spent Tuesday af
ternoon with her aunt, Mrs. J. R. El
lington, at Bynum.
Mr. Clyde J. Morris, of Bynum,
j spent the week-end with his mother,
; Mrs. I. J. Morris. i
i Miss Jeaneverette Seymore spent a,
a few days last week with her sister,
Mrs. Holleman, of Durham.
Messrs. John Hatley and Henry
Tripp, of Fearrington, spent the week- ,
nd with their parents.
A hospital, with Dr. J. B. Wright in
charge and eight nurses in attendance,
opened the tonsil and adenoid clinic
for Chatham county in the rooms over
the J. J. Johnson and Son’s store in
Pittsboro last Monday. It had been,
arranged to hold this clinic at the,
county but better arrangements were!
mad ein town. At first day’s opening .
there were 24 children operated on.
They are all getting on nicely. Much ;
interest was taken by parents of the
children, some of them staying in the ,
hospital all night
LOOK AT YOUR LABEL
Worst Storvg in Years Basses Over
evening abqjit 7 o’clock
one of the, worst storms for several
years passed over this section doing
much damage to property. So far
as we could learn nq> one was killed
or seriously hurt.
It began to rain about 6 o’clock and
continued to drizzle, more or less for
about, an hour when all of a sudden
the clouds began to turn red (some
say they were yellow) in the west and
the rain began to fall in torrents
Then the hail began to pelt the houses
and windows. The citizens were in a
hurry to shut their blinds to protect
I sheir window glass, but some were not
quick enough, Twenty-two panes
i were knocked out or broken in one
house and several lost anywhere from
one to ten..
Houses covered with paper roofing
suffered most. The roofs were punc
tured full of holes, letting the water
i into the rooms below, damaging fur- ..
niture, bed clothing, carpets, etc., to
i a great extent.
! The Record office is covered with
this kind of roofing and what the hail
1 did to the top. of the roof and the
; water inside of the building was plen-
I ty. Hundred of holes were punctur
i ed by the large stones, opening the
gateway to flood the interior. Sun
day morning looked like someone had
! poured barrels of water into the in
side of the office. Cases were full of
water, everything that held water was
full. Newsprint paper was literally
soaked, in fact, everything inside the
office in the way of paper was almost
ruined. The type-setting machine was
i rusty from the effect of the water and
it took several hours of hard work to
! get the machine in condition to work.
! Some' of the hail stones fell in
the fifteen or twenty minutes the hail
was falling*, were the largest ever seen
! here. One large stone weighed four
1 ounces, another one was picked up
; that was four inches long and nearly
two inches in circumference. Hail
i fell in all kinds of shapes and in five
' minutes time the ground was covered.
All this time the lightning flashed,
1 the thunder roared and the wind was
blowing at a terrific rate. Houses
; shook, trees were uprooted and sev
eral c-.-nql! houses were blown down.
The frame work of the house of Mr.
John White was blown down. This is
i what happened in Pittsboro.
The storm center seemed to be di
! rectly over the town, as two miles
south of town but very little hail fell
north of town as far as Bynum no hail
i fell, it is said.
j Thirty years ago a cyclone passed
I over Pittsboro doing great damage to
I the town. The yoof of the courthouse
i was blown off, several houses were
! blown down and town was damag
ed thousands of dollars. Since then
several minor storms have passed over
• the town, but nothing like the one that
I passed here Saturday, -
The storm seemed to have started
about 10 or 12 miles west of Pitts
boro. At the plantation of Mrs. Lijg
! zie Harris, about 11 miles from town
on teh Goldston road nearly all of the
fruit trees in the orchard were blown
down. As the cyclone passed east
ward the wind became stronger and
although about 300 yards wide, it did
considerable damage at the home of
Mrs. Eliza Rives. All of her bama*
cribs, stables and all other outhouses
were blown down. The old dwelling
house was built of logs but a frama
dwelling had been added to the log
house. This new part was blown down
but the log part was not damaged at
all. Mrs. Rives’ son was in the new
part of the house dressing when tha
storm struck it but in some miracul
ous manner he escaped without -a
scratch. A little baby had been asleep
on a bed in this part of the house,
awoke about three minutes before the
storm struck and began to cry. It
was taken from the bed and carried
to the log part of the house, probab
ly saving it 9 life.
J In front of Mrs. Rives’ house is a
large grove. Nearly every tree, largo
, and small was blown down, and our
informant states that a man could not
’ ride horseback through the grove, the
, fallen threes were so thick.
Young Rives had his automobile in
the garage on the place. The wind
lifted the garage from over the car
leaving the car standing in the rain
with only a small scratch on it.
Sheets, feather beds, clothing, etc.,
■ were picked up a mile from the Rives
homestead. In fact, verything in the
house was scattered in all directions.
Mr. John Beal lives at the old
Beaumont place. Here many of the
outhouses were destroyed but the
dwelling house was left standing but
1 badly damaged.
! The dwelling house of Mr. Thomas
; Green was not blown down but all
• the outhouses on the premises were
either demolished or blown down,
j At Mr. Hugh Peoples place the wind
j did considerable damage. His dwell
ing house was badly damaged and sev
| eral of the outhouses were blown
th * ho ™ e of Mr * J °bn Griffin at
the R. M. Burns homestead on the
Goldston road, the wind was pretty se
vere. Several of the outhouses were
blown down and trees uprooted.
New Jitney Line.
X B. Pendergraph, of Chapel Hill,
began running today a jitney bus lip*
from Sanford to Durham and return,
leavtog Sanford at 8 a. m., arriving
at Pittsboro at 9 and arriving at Dm>
ham at 11. Leaving Durham at 3:3# 8
p. m and arriving at Pittstom at 5
and Sanford at $ o'&eckt