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With boundary lines a thing of the
t_lpverv wound healed —we now
u im \< in united regard for the
K .W. Strong indeed is the
farm work going forward.
Season is Lute but Farmers Are Mak
ing Good Progress Says Statistician.
With the weather so pleasant and
favorable for farm work the planting
J cr ops is now progressing nicely al
though the season is late.. Grasses,
ive rs and grains are growing nicely.
The Wir over the report of expect
ed crop acreages has resulted m an
investigation concerning cotton, which
’ eem? to show that North Carolina
- hvse ore than was estimated.
This State showed the lowest increase,
!•> percent) ot any cotton fctace. -the
fee facilities established for arriving
,-t estimates is partially
!' jnnu'bie for this. Also the knowl
e<We of cw ons have deterred the
huge incu: .-cs in cotton and tobacco
shown in ot: or states. •
The annual farm census will be list
ed this month through the tax-listers,
and judging from the present interest
it will be well developed. Each, farm
owner should prepare a list of his own
and tenants acreages before visiting
the lister. This is not taxable infor
mation, but for the farmers’ benefit.
Watauga county reports that they
have 150 acres of certified Irish Cob
blers this year for seed potatoes.. The
whole mountain area is peculiarly
suited for this purpose, as tests have
shown these seed to be equal to any
Maine potatoes. The prospects for
the early or truck potato crop in east
ern counties are good.
The fruit situation shows that the
apple crop has a good prospect while
peaches will have about one-fourth
crop in the Sandhills area and more
or less in other sections. Wayne has
good prospects as has Surry and Col
umbus, and parts of Wake.
The hay acreage seems to be some
what reduced from a year ago altho’
jess than one-fifth of last year’s crop
is now remaining on the farms. The
spring plowing is about four-fifths
done and two-thirds of the work of
spring planting is done.
All livestock is in good condition,
having experienced no epidemics or
shortage of feed during the winter.
The rate of deaths is from two to five
percent annually from disease.
The new building for the Depart
ment of Agriculture at Raleigh is very
! mposing and even before completion
the third and fourth floors are being
occupied by the divisions who have
been cramped in the museum halls.
Plans for the State Farmers’ Con
trition at the State college in July
are setting big results. The Crop Re
porters’ Association holds it’s annual
meeting tTgn. The State farm census
uor f bv that time, show up re
SEWS FROM MOORE COUNTY.
hit- 4, Apr. 30.—Mr. and
if 1 !' T ' nn Fields and’ son, Mr. and
f) 1 at Fields and Mr. and Mrs.
‘ • Eniilips and family motored to
Ar-i T[ e °f D- A. Phillips Sunday, j
fev t to ce lebrate his 44th birth- '
Pri :-' i A vas a gloomy day but all 1
.1 j e <. it, especially the nice eats. ;
♦u ae weather had been favorable
anH ave keen a large crowd
an ;'“lone table too. |
are TT l? 00rK ’ a ans -l Bessie Reynolds
commencement at Gold- |
w hls v '°ek.
and \ rS i and Eugene Fields '
boro • r use rn °tored to Greens
who j.; ■ to see Carl Dorsett!
for onr . uudergone an operation I
s oe,ne! P tnT Clt,s - Glad to say. he
~‘ A 0 e improving.
accomnon? * h iHiP s little Edna
T r ' and Mr s. Lynn
spend o ‘fw , Sunda y» April 29, to
a tew days.
wife n |"]v °ld uncle Oss and
and on vlV 0 '• were visiting '
taken ‘ i Urn ' n g home Charlotte was j
at Glemi- ed on the store porch j
a,ui'„ u! 1 1 was - an old colored
white people 1 be missed amon g the
and D : a G> • £ J a . , T. es and Lynn Fields
Philip nr . ld ?P s and Miss Edna
who ha, h£J ISltl ? g Mr * Bud Fields,
He i s ’ Paralyzed for four years
So no m h „ c!pless 33 a chl'd
-10 "wre now. FRENDA.
BL[LI) A HOME NOW!
nation that pauses for a day in its
material task to turn its thoughts to
the lofty and the spiritual. No long
er is there a south; no longer is there
| TAKING JOY AL OUT OF LIFE.
j We think we’re happy and living gay;
Our life is a dream from day to day.
We press the button that makes us go
; We’re running in high and not in low. j
We’re having fun as we pass along,
Never dreaming how the time has
We seldom think of the little strife,
That’s taking the joy all out of life.
We’re living a life that’s very fast,
T ittle thinking how long it will last;
We never can see how it will end,
[ We make mistakes we can never mend
. There’s something ahead we cannot
; j # see,
The time is flying and so are we;
, We’re looking for things that’s always
They’re taking the joy all out of life.
We always hurry so we may get thru
! And miss many things that we should
We pass the good and gather the bad
j And miss the things we wish we had
Life is a gamble—we make it so;
We start many things that never will
We’re seeking others that are not so
; And taking the joy all out of life.
I Then why should we live for just to
, i Always throwing our time away,
t How often we hear when we are old
k The same old story that’s often told!
; Could we live again our lives all o’er
We’d look around just a little more,
j Before we speak we better think
' Then there will be more joy in life.
‘ | “J. N.”
-1 NOTICE OF FARM CENSUS.
; j What is the matter with farming ?
; It it too risky? Are the harvests un
f, certain, while expenses are sure
I things ? The markets fluctuate. One
t j farmer doesn’t know what the others
• are doing. The weather makes it a
, ■ gamble. Yet food and feed must be
i produced. The producer is due fair
; and sure compensation,
i Agricultural education is good, but
the annual farm census, made by the
Department of Agriculture, is the
most modem and progressive method
of taking chance out of farming. By
i this method farming is largely stabil
-1 ized, markets for buying and selling
are located nearby. Over- and under
planting may be largely eliminated,
j To make this valuable information
reliable and the census a success, each
farmer should prepare a written list
of each crop he expects to harvest this
i year, the number of each kind of ma
ture livestock, including hens, his
: bearing fruit trees, acres in different
kinds of hays, tons of fertilizers to be
used this year, acres in improved pas
tures, that lying out and that culti
vated this year, (by himself and by
tenants,) woodland acres, etc.
Each farm owner is required by law
to give this information, and by study
: ing it over and making a memorandum
beforehand, he will save himself and
others much time when listing. The
information listed is strictly confiden
tial and not taxable. It is used only
to help the farming interests and the
i speculators have to use the only
| “scraps” left.
__ ____ _
Thirty Years Without a Smile.
London.—Henry F. House, thirty
J years a hotel guest here, was known
! as the “man-who-never-smiled.”
Having qualified as the administra
tors of the estate of James B. Beal,
deceased late of the County of Chat
ham, North Carolina, this is to notify
all persons holding claims against the
said estate to present them duly veri
fied to the undersigned on or before
the 25th day of April, 1924, or this
notice will be plead in bar of their re
covery. A1 persons owing the said
estate will come forward and make
This the 25th day of April, 1923.
Mrs. CORDIE FIELDS,
IRA C. BEAL,
W. P. HORTON, Administrators.
Attorney. June 7-R-c.
a north. We all stand on common
ground, each with one ideal—to make
this nation better and greater.
JOHN YORK PASSES.
Lamar (Mo.) News.
“John York died at his residence,
on North First street, at 10:45 Tues-
I day forenoon. Mr. York was stricken
Tuesday afternoon just a week before
liis death. He regained partial con
sciousness, but he was never able to
speak, following the cerebral hemor
rhage that caused his death.
For two months before his death
John knew that his days were num
bered. But he bore himself as in the
days of yore, when life stretched out
j before him in a vista of years,
j It was not finally arranged at this
! writing, whether the funeral would
| be held at the home or at the Mason
ic temple. It was thought probable
I it would be Wednesday afternoon.
John York was born in Randolph
! county, North Carolina, in September,
1862. He came to Barton county,
I when he was a youth of nineteen, in
j the spring of 1882. He woked for a
time on a farm. But ere long he
came to town and got a job in a res
taurant run by the late Wm. Finley.
He worked there for perhaps two
years and in 1885 he moved up the
street and opened a restaurant of his
own. John stood up there in the front
of his place and looked after his cus
tomers and business. He was as hand
some a young man as you would have
seen in a day’s travel. He was jolly
and cheerful. He took a friendly in
terest in everybody that came in. The
farmers who ate in town, the men in
Lamar, who ate out, the boys and
young fellows all liked John because,
while he was as steady as the rising
sun, and as dependable as a clock and
was always on the job, no; matter how
late or how early the hour, he was
still a prince of good fellows.
John continued in the restaurant bu
siness continually, or practically so,
for about twenty-one years. He soon
became known personally better than
, any other man in the county. He talk
[ ed politics with his customers, he told
[ stories to them, he jollied them, he
entertained them, he sympathized
[ with them in their disappointments,
Ihe rejoiced in their successes. He
hunted, he fished, in spite of his busy
life. He had the rare faculty of being
able to work like a truck horse and
yet have a good time. His wonderful
flow of spirits, his contagious good
humor drew men to him.
In 1906 John purchased the EliLi
saloon and ran it until it was closed
by local option along in May, 1908.
It was the last aloon ever run in La
mar. It was a good venture for John,
and it was run on the square.
Shortly after he went out of this
business Mr. York again entered the
restaurant business. He opened up a
place where the Hake jewelry store
is, and ran it for a number of years.
Then he moved to where Webber’s
restaurant is and continued there un
til, with his son-in-law, Mr. Bob Har
mon, he purchased the Model Drug
store. Then- old John, as the boys
loved to call him, came up from the
restaurant and stood up there by the
fountain. He still dispensed good
cheer and chased away the gloom. He j
was still the everyday philosopher, the
story teller, and the level headed bu- I
siness man as well.
Then one day John felt a peculiar
numbing daze come over him. He was
taken home. The doctor examined
him and said he had very heavy blood
pressure, and he must be quiet, go on
a diet, and live with the greatest care
for most any time an extra strain
might cause a cerebral hemorrhage
that would mean the end.
On Christmas Day, 1887, Mr. York
married Hiss Delaney Kendrix, who
with one daughter, survives him. The
latter is Hrs. J. E. (Bob) Harmon.
Mr. York tookya little boy four years
old with no one to care for him and
reared him, gave him a home and his
name. This boy is our well-known
Jimmie York. Mr. and Mrs. York are.
the only parents that he knows. The
deceased is also survived by his bro
ther, our well-known townman, H*
And now has come the time when
friend has bidden good-bye to
the folks in the countryside and to
those in town. Lamar uncovers and
bows her head in honor of his kindly ■
cheerful, wholesome, manly memory 1 '
for he was always charitable, tolerant,
friendly, sympathetic, and yet with it
all had a hard and practical common
sense. If every man for whom John
York has done a kind act, and who has
felt the more cheerful and happy be
cause of personal contact with this
man who was kind to the orphan and
devoted to his family and friends, will
cast upon his grave a rose of rememb
rance, then verily he will sleep be
neath a mound of fragrance.”
John York was the son of Jackson
York. The deceased is survived by
three sisters, Mrs. D. M. Fox, of near
Siler City; Mrs. J. M. Hinson, of.Stal
ey; Mrs. Luther Routh, of Liberty;
three brothers—Lewis, at Asheboro;
Levi, near Ramseur; and Hillary, of
Lamar, Mo., Barton county.
Remarkable Case of Grafting.
Columbia, May‘s.—One of the most
remarkable cases of skin grafting ev
er known in South Carolina, is that
of Lorenzo Gregory, seven year old
Swansea boy, in a kospital here. The
lad was burned recently, the cruel
flames burning skin frm his body
from the waist down. Doctors gave
him up; he was not expected to re'-
cover. However, it was announced
that if skin could be grafted on his
burned parts, he might live. Fifty
patches of skin, each the size of the
little finger nail, were taken from oth
er parts of his body and grafted up
on the burned places, not all together,
but in patches over the limbs. It was
seen that this was not sufficient and
that the lad could not stand more
transfers. His grandmother then of
fered her skin, and 400 little patches
were grafted. An uncle, a world war
hero, gave 200 patches, and the little
fellow is now on the road to recovery.
Both grandmother and uncle are in
the hospital. A Aiegro janitor in the
hospital offered skin but the boy said
he did not want to be spotted.
BUILD A HOME NOW!
EXECUTOR’S LAND SALE.
Under and by virtue of the author
ity given in the last will and testa
ment of J. T. Womble, deceased, which
will has been duly proven, and record
ed in Record of Wills, in the office of
the Clerk of the Superior Court for
Chatham County, and by the terms
and instructions contained in said will
we will on the 14th day of May, 1923,
at the court house door in Chatham
county, at Pittsboro, N. C., at 12 o’-
| clocn, M., offer for sale at public auc
, tion, to the highest bidder, upon the
[following terms —one thousand dol
| lars cash, balance in deferred pay
ments of five hundred dollars annual
ly until paid in full, deferred pay
ments bearing interest at 6 percent
per year, payable yearly and title re
served to land until paid for in full—
the following described tract of land,
situate in Matthews township, Chat
ham county, and bounded as follows:
Bounded on the east by the lands
of John T. Womble estate; on the
north by the Paschal lands and the
Dixon lands; on the west bv the Pas
chal lands and by the Estridge lands;
j and on the south by the lands of Ira
White, and the lands of Mrs. M. R.
Houston, containing 130 acres, more
or less, and bemg situate near the
State highway lending from Greens
boro to Sanford. N. C., and on which
is situate a residence, a tenant house
and out buildings.
This is a good farm and in a good
state of cultivation.
This April 12th, 1923.
F. A. HOUSTON, Executor,
Miss DAVIS HOUSTON, Executrix,
The estate of J. T. Womble, deceased.
Dixon & Dixon, Attys. May 10 R-c.
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