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The Chatham Record
esTA BLISHED SEPTEMBER 19, 1878.
riff kills a negro *
lilc of His Chief by Using Pis-
Saves ' to , p rom ptly.
. . Sheriff John Burns shot
? e kille(i Pat Cotton, a negro, 23
anti Killer Satun i a y afternoon as
rear? oh• ; “ n sheriff Blair chok
then7!\na making an attempt to
ing him amt ; n. s & But for the
take the ■■ . • f J3 urns the slier
probably be a dead man to
with his deputies, Desern,
Williams, Mr. Blair pro-
Bums an o]a Ihrie Plantation two
ceeded to pittsboro on Saturday
miles V re they captured a li
aftemoon. * !ocate d Cotton and
<IUO , r n U r o, Lenius Scuflock, in
anoth ei it h a shed room on the
9 ri d lor-ed on the old Siler City
p P ’ The house was surrounded and
JSnr Vrir made an entrance and
She noner done than the negro attack
nS vn retelling him by the throat
*L hl ’Ve bw\ and the sheriff’s pistol
'Pi,, , )ie o ther haifd. In the tussle the
C '"'»>• Mr. Blair went
who was still in the building.
Turlock had also made an effort
to e-cape, having bursted open a win-
V 0 w opposite Mr. Desern and was
thrice halted by him and failing to es
cape had returned from the shed
room to the main room of the build
ing just in time for Mr. Burns to cov
er him with the gun.
When the officers approached the
little shack the negroes were busily
engaged in transferring the contents
of a keg of whiskey, Cotton pouring
the whiskey while Scurlock caught it
in a tin vessel. The liquor was can
tured and brought to town with the
This is an unfortunate circum
stance; it is a terrible thing to be
compelled to kill a man, but the law
must be upheld and until the officers
or the law in Chatham county have
the full moral support of the entire
citizenship there can be no suppression
of the liquor evil. It is seldom that
a negro ca:i secure a still and the nec
essary ingredients to make liquor un
less he has the influence of some
white man, and whcsomever was re
stponsible for the assistance given
these negroes in making liquor is al
so responsible for the death of this
man, and not only that but for the
many tears, hardships and other sins
that the manufacture of the liquor has
caused. It must be stopped and it
will be stopped.
The negro, Lenius" Scurlock, has
been in the toils of the law on sever
al occasions, charged with operating
an automobile while intoxicated and
other transgressions of the law, He
was sentenced last year to a term on
the roads but was later pardoned up
on the promise of living right. It
is impossible to reform the morally
Readers, let’s make this a lesson to
us and determine now to fight this
illicit liquor as we have never done
before. Some time someone near and
aear to you may be taken away; some
loved one may be entwined in the
meshes of the law as a result of it;
someone mav be sent to the electric
chair that is clear to you—no one can
ever tell where the ending will be,
the only safe way for self pres
pvation, as well as a community, is
jo give our talent to the assistance of
the legally constituted officers of the
Sunday morning Coroner George
crooks summoned a jury of inquest
wnch was composed of E. E. Williams
?• F ; Beard, C. S. Melvin, G. J. Gris-
A «|as Farrell and W. L. Powell,
wa after one or two witnesses were
.mined, adjourned until 3 o’clock
.r afternoon where the body,
, had been brought from a hos-
Sanford, was examined. The
diet- 6n re^urned the following ver
tFe deceas ed came to his
, h from gunshot wounds inflicted j
b. a Srun , ia the hands of Officer Jno.
in our opinion, shot to
°f Sheriff Blair and that
fall creek news.
Bear Creek, Rt. 3, May 7.—Mrs.
c °tt spent last week with
ST* a nd relatives near Siler City,
t>‘, \ aT r' Mrs. S. M. Scott and Miss
nip- t V L +r be i rt * pent last Friday
at the home of Mr. Bob Cox.
a , e and Vaie Scott spent
cle (ia «r a wee k with their un-
M p ■?• sc?**-
JJJ 1 ' Klass is very sick at this
,s Mr - Sam Cox.
lan/i p * vr^e brewer and Mr. Cleve
sprv - Ur ? a ttended the Memorial
teiTioon a ' '^ Crove Sunday af
\vHoh -’ rt Spoon and Mr. Buck
B„S a while at Mr. J. W.
uic ver s Sunday night.
Fill r 0 v ; i!1 memorial services at
11 oVi Sunday morning at
‘PewhtaH. D T er on the ground, a
of Siler nt* afte ™ oo " Dr- Gregg,
p.. Q , j} }y> a nd probably others,
everybody is invited to‘come.
M FATHER FORECAST.
caJ is weather fore-
Week k/- Ua * ed Ee Voe, for the
12th 1 Q tF ~“C°ol and clear.
ing eastward 71 I&ke regions mov
17th— Pieasant~ Clearing ’’ Colder *
ABOUT MOTHER’S DAY.
Local and Personal Notes of Interest
Brickhaven, May 7.—Mr. and Mrs.
T. C. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
i Harrington were among those who
| motored to Raleigh to attend the
Mr. T. O. Marks and family have
moved to Lee county and Mr. B. M.
Dickens now has charge of 'the Boy
Messrs. Seawell and Harmon spent
the week-end with relatives near Car
j At the meeting of the Betterment
Association last Wednesday it was de
cided to give a minstrel at the school
building Saturday evening, .May 26.
I One of the most interesting entertain
ments ever given in Brickhaven was
1 a minstrel and this one will be equal- j
ly as good. It was under the effici
ent management of Mrs. Kennedy, j
She also coached the first minstrel |
here. Half the door receipts will go |
to the local baseball association. Ev- j
erybody is cordially invited,
i Miss Kate Marks, who attended!
King’s Business college last winter,
1 has accepted a position at Oliva, N. j
C. Miss Marks made a splendid re- j
! cord as a student and her many !
friends are wishing her continued sue-
I cess with her work.
I Mr. C. W. Hanks is spending a
! while with friends here. He ’is an
angler of ye olden time and when the
i fish begin to bite everybody begins j
;to wish for Mr. Hanks. He is a gen
eral favorite here and is always eag- (
erly welcomed by both old ard young.
Miss Annie Utley has accepted a .
position as stenographer with the
.Debnam Motor Co., at Snow Hill and
left for that place- Saturday.
Mr. O. C. Kennedy has been quite ;
ill for several days but is much bet- j
ter now and we are hoping that he j
I will soon be out again.
Messrs. W. A. Griffin and Herman !
Mims spent the week-end with rela- !
tives in Durham.
, j M iss Vera Richardson, who been
teaching at Millbrook, is spending a
while here with her aunt, Mrs. N. F.
Misses Ruth Kinnerlv a~d Hilda
Utley were guests of Mr. and Mrs. !
Nash last Saturday and thoroughly
nnio T *ed May Pick ford in “To«ss of the
North Country.” Mr. and Mrs. Nash
are ideal hosts am] are always doing !
something to make life pleasant for
the little folks.
Next Thursday, May 10, is observ- '
: ed as Memorial Day in this ard some .
j other Southern States. Stonewall j
. Jackson, one of the most famous sol
* diers the world has ever known, died ,
ion May 10. In some States April 26 j
is regarded as memorial day. Gen- ;
Johnston having surrendered at Dur- i
ham station on that day. The north
! ern States have May 30 for Decora
, tion Day. Thsee memorial exercises
j are held in honor of our dead heroes.
! Those who made the supreme sacri
i fice that we who are left behind may
I live in happiness, prosperity and
I peace. It is fitting that we should
honor our heroic dead but while we
garland their graves with flowers and
try to keep fresh in the minds of all
the debt we owe to them, the depart
ed heroes, let us not forget the living
heroes. Sometimes it may be easier
to die for one’s country than to live
j for one’s country.
We have many ex-soidiers, some
disabled and broken in health, others
apparently enjoying good health, who
need inspiration, some word of appre
ciation or a helping hand so one every
memorial day as we honor our belov
ed dead let us also breathe a prayer
for our heroic living.
Let us remember, too, that ne;rt
Sunday, the second Sund&y in May, is
mother's day. On that day everyone
is supposed to wear a carnation in
honor of mother. If one’s mother, is
living the flower is pink, otherwise
let the flower be white. The wearing
of flowers in memory of one s mother
is a beautiful custom, and is being
! more universally observed from year
to year. It seems too that it would
be especially appropriate in addition
to wearing a flower, for those who are
away from home to remember mother
with a letter. In the rush and compe
tition of business it is quite easy to
neglect those we love and who love us.
We are prone to take things for
granted, so to speak, but the mother
heart and the mother-love is too sac
red, too true to be forgotten or neg
lected. So on this Mother’s Day let
us remember to wear a flower in hon
or of the best mother who ever lived
—our mother. And if we are far
from home and mother let us send a
A Dangerous Voyage.
Durham, May 7—Putting into prac
tice the theories of Governor Cameron
Morrison relative to inland waterways
in North Carolina, Edward Lee and
Fred Ro 1 !, Jr., two. Durham youths,
have comnleted a trip by water from
Durham to Wilmington. It took 13
days to complete the trip and so far
as known is the first voyage of its
kind undertaken from this city.
The boys started their trip from
New Hope Valley creek, in Durham ;
county. They worked out a route to
Haw river and followed this stream to
the Cape Fear river and thence to
The trip was made in a boat con
structed by the two local high school (
FLOWERS —For flowers 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- i
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1923.
AN ALL DAY COURT.
A Cow Killing and a Cutting Scrar
Aired Before Judge Biair.
Magistrate John R. Blair had a (
day oi it Friday iu holding eouF
Pittsboro. Among several civil c i
up beire him only one was of r /i
interest to the reading public. ~ is
was a case of a Norfolk Southern en
gine killing a cow belonging to Jack
Little at Gulf. From the evidence it
appears that the cow was killed at
night when the engine, without any
light in the rear, struck her. The
court allowed Mr. Black S4O for the
cow although Mr. Little said she was
The next case of interest was a cut
ting scrape between two ladies of col
or. This fight happened down at the
Pheonix plant, near Brickhaven. The
i women, Carrie Wright and Viola!
1 Moore, became involved in a talkfest
j The Moore woman was out-talking the J
i Wright woman and words became
: louder and cussin’ became stronger.
■ The Wright woman said she was j
' right, but the Moore woman said she
j was more right and didn’t look at it j
that way. Things were getting hot.
| The Wright woman, when words j
: would no longer suffice, went down in
' to her socks and pulled forth her trus
ty razoo and slashed Viola across the
arm and side.
About this time an officer stepped
into the fracas and arrested Mrs. Car
rie and brought her to Pittsboro jail.
! This all happened on May 2nd and
Mrs. or Miss Carrie resided in Chat
ham’s beautiful jail until Friday when
1 she was brought before Squire Blair.
We neglected to state that Mrs. j
' Moore, during the razor drawing, had !
selected a club. Viola’s husband, also
; at this juncture, tried to separate the i
; hair pullers and he had an open knife |
jin his hand. In the scuffle Mrs. or
Miss Wright received a cut on her
arm from the knife. She also says
i she cut herself with the razor.
The Wright woman has been in jail
ever since the fight but Judge Blair
| sent her back to jail until court under ,
a S3OO bond which she could not give,
and placed the Moore woman and her
husband under a S2OO bond which they
GB.B PERCENT HIGHER.
Washington, May s.—The cost of
living in the United States last March
was 63.3 percent higher than the aver- ;
! age for 1913, according to a comnu-|
, tation announced by the federal bu
-1 renu of labor statistics, ba ed o t re-!
tail commodity prices and housing
I costs in thirty-two cities.
Food was forty-two percent higher, 1
I clothing 74.4 percent; housing 62.4 per
j cent; fuel and light 86.2 percent; fur
; niture 117.4 percent, and miscellane
i ous commodity prices 100.3 percent,
housing costs recorded their highest
level in March over the entired peri
od from 1913, while food prices show
ed a decrease from last December
of 3.6 percent and clothing prices in
creased 3 percent.
Upon general principles we have
little use for the celebration of special
days, a custom that seems to be grow
ing. It may be the result of our
Scotch descent, for our forbears were
hard-headed, and soft-hearted Scotch.
Thsee special days savor too much
of the Romish feast days, with all
the evils associated with them.
When, however, any custom is as
sociated with the name of mother, it
brushes aside all prejudices and ap
peals to both our heart and head. As
a child we envied companions who had
mothers, because from the tender age
of six years, we had none. Whatever
then will make the young appreciate
their mothers must have the right way
on the editorial page.
Although Mother’s Day does not
come till the second Sunday in May,
we are devoting this issue to the sub
ject, owing to the fact that our space
will be crowded by matters pertaining
to the Assembly. We are proud to
publish a sermon on “The Mother,”
by Rev. Clyde Walsh, a Charlotte
young man, reared in the First church
under the prayerful influence of a
godly mother, who has given two sons
to the ministry, Rev. Walter M. Wal
sh, D. D., pastor of our church at
Abingdno, Va., and Rev. Clyde Walsh,
of our church at Madison, Va. We call
especial attention to this sermon, and
regret that we were forced, by reas
on of lack of space, to leave out some
We change from infancy to man
hood and with each change our ideas,
our standards and our love shift as
with a tide. But however much we
change and however far we drift from
our old moorings—
“A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.”
BETTER MAIL SERVICE.
On May first the rural route carried
bv Mr. C. E. Brvan, from Pittsboro,
via Bynum and through New Hope,
running as number one, was changed
at a point near Bynum to take in the -
territory formerly covered by Hack
neys postoffice, therefore the patrons
have better service than heretofore
In fact the service is much better 1
than before the office at Hackney was <
discontinued because the mail is de- ]
livered to the folks in that section a '
This is one of the many improve- ;
ments recently made by the postof- 1
fice .department and after the first
day of July when the route is put on
between Durham nad Siler City, by i
the way of Pittsboro, the mail service i
will be again greatly improved. <
£ DIRECTORS TO BE ELECTED.
* Mans Announced for Holding Annual
Meeting of Co-Operatives.
, Raleigh, May 5. —Thirty thousand
cotton growers have been called to at
tend local meetings on Friday night,.
May llth, to select delegates to coun
ty conventions of the North Carolina
Cotton Growers Co-Operative Asso
ciation, which will be held in every
county seat on Monday, May 14th.
Delegates to district conventions,
which will be held on May 22nd, will
be named at the county meetings.
The district conventions will nomin
ate candidates for directors which will
be voted on at an election to be held
on June 11. The annual meeting of
members of the cotton co-operative
will be held in Raleigh on June 18th.
The directors of the Association at
j their last meeting continued the pres
: ent plan of having ten districts and
| also continued the districts as they
now are. In addition to the ten di
rectors elected by the members, the
Governor of North Carolina appoints
a director for the public,
i The district conventions will nomin
ate two candidates for director to be
voted on in the final election. Mem
bers may vote either in person or by
mail. A polling place will be named
for each district, which will be in
charge of three designated poll-hold
ers. The results of the election will
be certified to headquarters.
Governor Morrison has signed war- !
rants for the electrocutions of the fol
lowing “death row” prisoners whose
; appeals have been tumde down by the
Bob Benson, negro, Iredell county,
• convicted of murder at the November,
1921, term of Superior court; electro
cution set for June. ,6th.
Clyde P. Montgomery, white, New
Hanover county, convicted of rape at
the January, 1922, term; electrocution I
set for June 14th.
Graham White, negro, Mecklenburg
county, convicted of murder at the j
Jaunary, 1921, term; electrocution set!
for June 21st.
George Williams, negro, Onslow
county, convicted of murder at the Oc- |
tober, 1922, term; electrocution set for j
' August Bth.;
W. W. Campbell, white, Buncombe j
county, convicted of murder at the i
July, 1922, term; electrocution set for j
Jerry Dalton, white, Macon county,!
; convicted of murder at the spring
term, 1920; electrocution set for July]
! Eugene and Sydney Gupton, white,,
Edgecombe county, convicted of mur
i der at the October, 1922, term; elec
trocution set for July 7th.
Ed Dill, negro, Beaufort county,
convicted of rape at the June, 1922,
term; electrocution set for June 28th.
Frank Dove, negro, Onslow county,
convicted of murder at the October,
1922, term; electrocution set for Au
Fred Dove, negro, Onslow county,
convicted of murder at the October,
1922, term; electrocution set for Au
Jim Miller, negro, Lenoir county,
convicted of murder at the October
1922, term; electrocution set for Sep
GET A PEN WHILE YOU CAN.
A Thing of Beauty and a Joy Forev
er. Get One Now.
There are four young ladies and
two gentlemen working for one of
our fountain pens. Two of them have
sent in three subscirbers and the rest
of them have sent in two each and will
get the remaining subs and then get
The fountain pen that we are giving
away for four new subscribers is a
wonder; it usually sells for $5. It
cannot be bought anywhere for less
than $3.50, and it is one that anybody*
will feel proud to own.
It is not hard to get $6 in subscrip
tions. They can be in divisions. Some
of them for six months, some for 12
months aod some of them can be for
The Herald and some of them for The
Record or all for one paper. There
are many peonle who want the paper
and will gladly take it if yon ask
We want as many young people to
get one of these pe~s as can. They
are well worth the effort and we hope
all will try for one.
A Sign in a Rural Postoffice.
“Positively no lettters will be deliv
ered until received. If you don’t get
your letter the day you expect it,
have the postmaster look through all
the boxes, and in the cellar also, it
ought to be there somewhere, and he ■>
likes to look for it just to please you.
If your friends don’t write of course
the postmaster is to blame. If he
tells you there is no mail for you, put
on grieved expression and say there
ought to be some, he is probably hid
ing your mail for the pleasure of hav
ing you call for it six or seven times
a day after every freight or hand car ;
oasses. Ask him to look again.”— i
ANOTHER GOOD REPORT.
Mr. W. A. Copeland, of lower Cen- ;
ter township, on Pittsboro, route 1,
came into town Monday, bringing with \
him a few cabbage heads raised in
his own garden. They were nice and ■
well headed and the best of it is that
Mr. Copeland has a garden full of !
He was loud in his praise of the ■
Record and says he has a time keep
ing the children from scrapping over
the paper when it comes to the box
, MEMORIAL SERVICE SUNDAY
Local and Personal News From
Friends on No. 1.
Bear Creek, Rt. 1, May 7. —Mrs.
Spbron Mvrick and two children, Vir
gie and Beatrrice, near Bennett, have
been visiting friends and relatives.
Rev. L. P. Soots, his wife and two
children, of Madison, spent a night
last week at the home of Mr. R. B.
Kidd. Mr. Soots was once pastor of
Beulah Baptist church and he has
many friends in this community. i
Misses Cassie and Allie Kidd, Mrs. j
Astor Oates and little daughter visit
ed Mrs. D. H. Jones Wednesday af
ternoon. , I
Many people attended the memorial
services at Pleasant Grove church
Sunday. Rev. Underwood made a
short talk Sunday morning, after
which came the exercises by the chil
The following are some of the
pieces we had the pleasure of hearing:
Song “Birdies” by 9 little girls.
These little girls sang and acted this
song and acted it beautifully.
Another beautiful piece was “The
Garden of Loving Hearts,” recited by
11 girls, each girl having a white
heart. But sin entered these hearts
and changed them from white to other
colors. Flowers, money and books
were brought in but nothing could
change these hearts. After a while
the Bible was brought in and by be
: lieving in it and repenting of their
sins these hearts were made pure and
! white once more.
At the close of this piece the choir
sang very beautifully, “I Love to Tell
Two ladies and two gentlemen sang
the beautiful song “Home of the Soul”
and I am sure that every one enjoy
ed this piece.
At the close of these exercises
the decoration committee gave the
flowers to the children. They then
marched to the cemetery. After a
I song by the choir there was a short
recitation in memory of the dead.
, The flowers were placed on graves,
j After dinner there were several
' short talks, Rev. Underwod, Dr. Mar
vin Caviness, Messrs Sol Caviness,
j Lee Brady, Billy Brady, Ben Moffitt
i and Henry Brady were among those
| who spoke.
j Mrs. Eli Jones spent Sunday with
| her sister, Miss Della Lambert,
i Mr. Claud Purvis was the dinner
| guest of Mr. D. H. Jones Sunday,
i Mrs. N. J. Purvis spent Sunday af
ternoon with Mrs. Wiley Lambert.
I Mrs. Willie Purvis and two child
j ren visited her mother, Mrs. R. B.
, Kidd Sunday.
Misses Madie Kidd and Stella Hussey
were the guests of Miss Bonnie Lam
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Purvis and son.
Huey, and Miss Alt* Jones attended
the memorial -sendees at Pleasant
Grove church Sunday.
Mr. Willie Purvis visited Mr. As
tor Oates Sunday.
Mr. Frank Phillips and Miss Eva
Scott motored to PleasaflL Grove Sun
The twelve-year-old pn of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Williams was buried at
Pleasant Hill Saturday.
He died of Menningettii in a hos
pital at Asheboro Thursday night. He
could play almost any kind of musical
instrument and won $5 in a contest
at Hemp sometime ago.
The following from Beulah church
attended the sing at Fall Creek Sun
day: Messrs. Claud Purvis, Clay Lam
bert, Hack Jones, Arnold Jones. They
all reported a nice time.
There will be preaching and memo
rial services at Beulah Baptist church
the third Sunday beginning at 11 o’-
clock. We hope to have Dr. Gregg
with us, and you know what a treat
it is to hear him speak. Everybody is
cordially invited to come and bring
We are sorry to say that Mrs. Ly
dia Ann Jones is on the sick list
but hope she will soon be better.
Miss Virginia Branson is very sick
The death angel entered the home
of Mr. Bullard, near Pleasant Grove
church, Sunday morning, and claimed
Mrs. Bullard. She leaves a little child
only few hours old. Mrs. Bullard was
united with Bennett Baptist church in
September, 1922. j
We extned to the editor a cordial in
vitation to the memorial services at
Beulah church the third Sunday in
Miss Marthann Stokes and Mrs.
Mary Purvis, who have been sick for
the past few weeks, are some better
at this time.
OUR REGULAR FRIENDS.
For the past two months the follow
ing folks have either renewed their
subscription or subscribed new, and
we highly appreciate every one of
D. W. Harris, Mrs. T. C. Vestal,
Miss Mattie Andrew, Susie Perry, D.
F. Edwards, Riv Beard, Miss Leota
Phillips, T. H. Murchison, D. J. O’-
Connel. J. W. Jones, E. D. Carr, Mrs.
J. A. Harris, Roy N. Knight, J. I.
Lirdlev. M. D. Hmeslev, B. F. Cox,
L. C. Clark, W. J. Johnson, A. J. Wil
son, H. H. Hdliord Mrs. Martha
Hatch, Mrs. E. W. Kidd, Rev. Sher
man Alston, Charles G. Smith, J. M.
Hammock. Mrs. D. M. Fox, S. C. Cow
ing, Ashley Fields, Pease and Dwyer,
O. H. Pickett, W. C. Perry, Ben Rog
ers. R. T. Mann, A. S. Edwards, S.
V. Perry, J. J. Adcock, G. D. Vaughan
D. H. Fogleman, E. F. Watkins. J. L.
Copeland, D. -G. Hatley, J. P. Hatley
and Mrs. R. E. Jones. ,
LOOK AT YOUB LABEL
I READY TO LICENSE AUTOS.
New Licenses Will be Available June
1, But Not Useable.
Business of distribution of 210,000
automobile and truck licenses to as
many owners of such vehicles
j throughout the State by the license
bureau of the Department of State
will begin within the next few weeks,
and such of the owners who want to
ue xOa enaiKied can be forehanded, al
though they cannot use their new
j numoers until June 30.
Five carloads of license plates done
in King Tut colors with a sand-hued
background for maroon numerals for
! distribution when the rush starts have
been received and stored. Joe Saw
yer, who directs that department of
the State’s governmental machinery,
is mobilizing his clerical staff, and
I preparing to send out notices of re
newal to the 210,000.
Along with the notice that license
fees are again due, Mr. Sawyer will
include a brief digest of the State
, automobile laws, with some “don’ts”
appended for the guidance of automo
bile owners not only as to securing
new license tags, but covering the ol -
eration ol automobiles in general. Di
rections are included for determining
the horse-power, which is the basis
In addition to the directions for re
gistration, the pamphlet calls atten
tion to the State-wide speed law of
30 miles an hour on the roads, 18
miles in residential sections of incor
-1 porated towns and 12 miles an hour
in business distreits. The law requir
, ing automobiles to come, to a full stop
i before crossing a railroad becomes ef
fertive with the new license tags.
| The following “don’ts” are append
i ed to the pamphet:
J “Don’t disregard the speed law or
the railroad crossing law. They were
made for your protection,
i “Don’t forget that every motor ve
hicle must be registered in the*, name
of its owner, that the license assign
ed it cannot be transferred at this
. office, and that the license cannot be
transferred to another person.
“Don’t neglect to remove your plate
i number in case you dispose oi your
“Don’t fail to cut out the license
certificate from the envelope contain
ing your number plate. When re
; questing a transfer, or if you have
occasion to write this office about any
’ thing concerning your license, be sure
• to mention your license number.
| “Don’t forget that it is a violation
: of law
| “To make any false statement on
j your application for license;
| “To remove the number plate from
1 your car and loan it to another per
) “To operate your car without your
! number plate; \
“To deface the number plate or to
use any means whatever to prevent
j its being easily read;
j “Don’t take chances. It is better
}to be careful than to risk in jury to
your car, or to yourself and others
and possibly being convicted of man
i Already registered in the State are
186,000 passenger automobiles and
21,000 trucks. The number is expect
ed to be materially increased with the
new registration. Os the total num
ber of passenger cars 103,400 are
Fords. Chevrolets are second in popu
larity with approximately 20,000 li
LIQUOR STIIL FOUND PITTSBORO
Found on Main Street in Home of
Pittsboro citizens were somewhat
jarred Wednesday of last week when
it leaked out that a whiskey still had
been found in the basement of one of
the prominent citizens of the town.
On Friday, April 27th, Sheriff G.
W. Blair and Deputy Cal. T. Dezeme
went to the home of Radcliffe Lanius,
who lives on Hillsboro street, one of
the business streets of • Pittsboro, and
arrested Mr. Lanius. He was found
in the basement pretty much under
the influence of liquor. In the base
ment was found a ten-gallon copper
still, cap and worm, together with a
barrel about two-thirds full of beer.
The still was also full of bee r ready
to make a “run.” When the still was
j first found it was quite warm as if a
j run had recently been made.
Mr. Lanius was taken before Dew
ey Dorsett. clerk of court, and a pre
liminary trial took place. S'lffic'ent
cause being in evidence Clerk Dor
sett bound the defendant over to the
next term of Superior court, ’/;,ich
meets next Monday, in the sum «>f
SSOO, whizh was ghen by his grand
mother, Mrs. J. C. Norwood.
Big Land Sale.
On May 1 and 2 Allen Bros, of Ra
leigh, had a big land sale in the east
ern and western part of Chatham. Mr.
Wade Barber was the trustee of this
land. The M. J. Boling home place
and 250 acres of land ,near Bonsai,
The Booker place, west of Bonsai,
containing 235 acres, was sold at $2,-
Twenty-five residence lots in Bonsai
brought SB,OOO. #
Four business lots in Apex sold for
The Albert Holt place, 2 1-2 miles
west of Bonsai, containing 260 acres,
was knocked off at $7,000.
«.? rhe^. Woody farm » six miles from
Siler City, brought $2,800.
The man who bridges or plugs his
electric fuses may think he is putting
something over; and he is—often put
ting a fire over on himself, destroying
his property and sometimes his neigh-
too. . .. , *