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ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 19,1878.
ruijyAM SIPERIOR COURT
l , N SESSIONAL THE WEEK
I , Was Not Cleared But Many
[ pocket »a
- Were Disposed ot.
, , cnnerior court for the
Ch f‘T t erminal eases, October
the nf one week, was in session all
t,n ?.«wk The docket was very
rs K mlkept the court busy during
sTss on, although the docK
thet,lltt rieared- Judge F - A - ? an ‘
e, ' r l f old'boro, presided and Claw
teiof Williams, of Sanford, the sol
“K Daniels greatly impressed |
pleased with his charge ,
we iprand jury and also his splen-
Sdtfsef to the defendants all dur-
is possibly the best
Jc tor the district has ever had, ccr
-5 within recent years and ev
l is hio-h in praise of his vigor-
in prosecuting the docket
The following cases were disposed
diirinff the week:
Oscar Mitchell, dealing in liquor, 12
months on roads.
Bernice Hatley, carnal knowledge of
. trirl under 14 years of age, 1 year
in penitentiary and not more tnan 2
Colon Johnson, liquor and carrying
concealed weapons, 16 months on
‘pie Brown, dealing in liquor, 13
months on road. He was one of two
defendants who defaulted at last term
of court Oscar Thompson, dealing in
liquor, judgment suspended on pay
ment of costs.
Wesley Johnson, forcible trespass,
payment of costs. _ .
Ivy Murchison, gambling, judgment
suspended on payment of costs.
lom Ramsay, aiding and abetting
in making wine, judgment suspended
cn payment of costs.
Roni Eubanks, assault on wife. Case
compromised, iiiubanks to pay his
wife $15.00 a month for 15 months
1 and he is to leave the county for two
years, but is allowed to Lee his chil
j* dren twice each year. Cur readers
will remember this case as a com
plete account was given in The Rec
ord at the time of the occurrence. Eu
banks even made an etfort to attack
his wife at the preliminary hearing in
Siler City. _ j
Henry Fearrington, making wine,
not guilty. ' _ j
Robert Sorrell, dealing in liquor,
was given four months on roads.
Wm. J. Lee, Adam Ritchie, Win.
Papin, Clyde Green and Hurst Hilton.
These five men were arrested near
.Merry Oaks about three weeks ago,
charged with getting gasoline and not
paying lor it. It was later learned
that the Cadillac car they were using
had been stolen in Ohio. Later in the
day Hilton stole Solicitor Williams
car in Sanford and came to Pittsboro
and gave himself up, he having made
his escape when the others were ar
rested near Merry Oaks. All the de
fendants were given their liberty on
Payment of costs, except Hilton who
was given three months on the roads
w Lee county.
Riston Grump, possession of tomato
Buddie Jackson, Jordan Thompson
and Joe Eubanks, gambling, let off
°n payment of costs.
Claries Forester, manufacturing
'lnor, possession, transporting, pos
•fesi®a> aiding and abetting and Jiav
ii]g liquor for the purpose of sale
• ul \ cou id not agree and case was
ameu over to next court. This is the
m which deputy sheriff H. M.
* wnolson and son, John Nicholson
giu Forester and and Hicks red
j;le <! at a still while it was in full
7 11, Forester proved a good
the evidence was strong
emit?? ?m, wer » larceny, judgment
entered Ti ! s is the young negro that
wan d th / store of Tod Ed
nun,F a k ew we eks ago and took a
He ;. er sma H articles therefrom.
com Pleting a sentence for
p re( j a pocket book from Mr.
tofrp? u 5 t l T l^uor » & ui lty, hired our
q \ ooe until cost is paid. -
ment th a rt arne ’ Ht luor, guilty, juag-j
Leonpl i 16 pay costs *
eompron f a v r ’ ma nslaughter. Case
Mrs Pat oun g Lasater will pay
Paying s?? Farre }J the sum of S 2 OO,
and to nn J an uually for four years,
: s 0 Pay half the costs. ;
cuse ...j- I ', ll1 ’ .larceny. This is the
from a : 11Ca grabbed the money
whose' ne^ro named Nettles,
°f Squire ls a tena nt on the farm
tor. Tha r r °i n Blair, near Kimbol
°f cotton r - ne ? ro Ilad sold a bale
ail d we ii '!, ills father in Siler City,
a mi stioV 5 r to colored Fair,
the bov . to °k the money from
named ng to a white man
nion % in i. d V le * d l was given six
*?£.! sentence to become op- 1
■ a .% diseaserfo d , ay f * The negro was ;
] a, l doors °f course with the
Jpen tie left for parts un
i u ßder the p?« rr^ driving car
& v en thirfv^i ,ence . hquor. He was
° u t] °ays m jail to be hired *
Wa f sen t to the crim-
of the state
SmaH \ Raleigh.
in 6 ?. oll ths on eall *\ g in liquor, given
M Fred v° ads - This is the case
MUgfaS? STJg- T * Desem, H.
went on a,
The Chatham /Record
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PITTSBORO’S NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
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The new Pittsboro High School is
nearing completion. The building has
fourteen standard size class rooms,
principal’s office, first aid room, libra
ry, auditorium (seating 600 people),
and five other miscellaneous rooms.
Steam heat and running water have
' been installed. Mr. G. Murry Nelson,
licenses [number 22
A- Colored Man Procures His Third
1 License to Marry.
Register of Deeds C. C. Poe issued
tlie lollowing marriage licenses to
ii white couples and 8 colored, the
last eight being colored coupies:
Elijah A. Bean and Eula M. Pike.
Willie Hilliard and Ruth Pickard.
Ward Perry and Mabel Fuquay.
Walter J. Wilson and Mrs. Ina Yar
Arthur Blake Wicker and Gayle
G. H. White and Kitte Whitt.
' W. F. Sizemore and Florence Brew
er. ' . .
Harry M. Williams and Lizzie
J. Seaton Ferguson and Lois Bare
« E. C. Yow and Maude Foushee.
’ Tate Cotner and Irma McPherson.
Alston Jones and Roxie D. Hen
Charlie Gunter and Lillian Wom
Aubrey Walters and Girlie Pick-
ard. .. , j
Will Brown and Annie Alston.
Gutheriei Covington and Daisy Fau- j
Macon Marsh and Lela Crutchfield.
John Harrington and Ruth Cheek.
Doard Barr and Mattie Hart.
Roland Norwood and Ethel Alston.
Willie Wilson and Zula Judd.
Alfiier Jones and Othelia Cheek. |
Macon Marsh must enjoy married
life. He is only 32 years of age and
this is his third venture. His last wife
is only 18. .
The marriage licenses will prob
ably run up to 175 by the end of the i
year, which closes November 30. De
cember last was the biggest month
in which licenses were issued, 37 cou
ples joining hands in wedlock. Marcn
was the poorest month, only 8 licenses
being issued. April and June were
two good months, each month calling
for 19. In January 10 were issued;
February 10; May 12; July 12; Au
gust 14 and October 22.
Open Season for Quail and Turkey.
Chatham County, Novermeb 15th to
March Ist; Harnett County, Decem
ber Ist to January Ist; Lee County,
November 15th to March Ist; Moore
County, November 25th to January
15th. , , _ ,
For Turkey! Chatham County, No
vember 15th to March Ist; Harnett;
county, December Ist to January 15;
Lee County, November 15th to March
Ist; Moore County, November 25th
to March Ist.
Two Big Potatoes.
* The big potatoes have begun to
come in. Over at the Bank of Pitts
boro th<sre are two medium sized po
tatoes. One raised by Mr. Janies JL.
Griffin weighted 8 pounds and the
1 other, raised by Mr. Charlie Luttei
loh, one route 2, turned the scales at
11 1-2 pounds. There are some po
tatoes in town today. |
he admitted a sale the night before |
This being the negroes first off erne
and never having been in, court befoie
the judge was lenient widi him.
Sion Fearrington, trespassing, fined
$25 and costs. He was hired out to
L. C. Cooper. , . . ..
s Colin G. Shaw, warrant to keep the
peace, magistrate’s court reversed,
: prosecutrix to pay the costs. This
; the case that was heard before Hamp
j L. Stone in Siler City, and a- lull ac
count of which has been publisned m
The Record. .
. J. W. Griffin, trespassing, $25.0(1
and costs. This is the case m which
Mr. Griffin was arrested for being un
der the influence of liquor and threat
ening Mrs. Fields at their store m the
western part of Pittsboro. x _ _
Eleven of the, above cases were
tried for dealing in liquor and wine.
y Four of them were sent jtojhejroaqs.
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, THURSDAY, NOV%, ER 1, 1923.
of Raleigh and Durham, designed the
building and Mr. O. Z. Barber, of
Goldston, constructed it.
# Ten class rooms have been in use
since October Ist. The school com
mittee, architect, and builder are to
be congratulated for the steady pro
gress that has been made in complet
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THE LaSALLE QUARTETT.
Below we are publishing a photo
graph of the LaSalle Quartett, who
t will appear at the court house in
t Pittsboro on Wednesday night, Novem
! her 7th, at 8 o’clock.
] The quartett will furnish program
in a second entertainment of the win
ter Lyceum course. If you enjoy good
j wholesome and the very best enter
tainment be sure to come out.
Berman’s Big Sale.
S. Berman announced last week that
his sale would begin last Friday. It
is now in full blast and he has an
i other ad this week telling of the many
bargains in stock there for you.
! A lady at the State Fair espied a
man selling flowers. “Oh, aren’t they
.beautiful? What are they worth?”
she asked. The price was 25 cents
apiece. Then the lady took a whiff i
! of the lovely flower and learned it
; was made of paper.
j Imitation ivory is made from the
IT’S NOT WHAT YOU PAY |
IT’S WHAT YOU GET FOR
WHAT YOU PAY, THAT
COUNTS WHEN YOU BUY
FROM AN ADVERTISER !
Wir&s&t We IMeed In Pittsboro
j: % : M. T. DOME : 1 Ey J. M. Saer J
! WHAT YOU GOINS T j-1 GOT A[l ' YOU GO|N<3 TO o s * > jTTTpTj
TO PL ANT. EMPTY?) j> BUL Blf ..RAISE A-PLANT? ( ->
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RIC LIGHT BULB 1 [ r-| TCYB.c'LIGHT PLANT AMD
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ing the building. A petition for the
bond election was not made to the
county commissioners until January
of this year. The electioin was held
in February and the contract award
ed March 15th.
Above we print an illustration of
the splendid new building.
FIVE NEGROES ARRESTED
UNDER SEVERAL CHARGES
Negro Men Arrested on Highway Ear
ly Sunday Morning.
Sunday morning about 11 o’clock,
five negro men who gave their names
as Jesse Nunn, driver of the car, Cal
Well, A. C. Moore, Joe Givins and
Dick Jones, were arrested between
Pittsboro and Bynum by officers F.
P. Nooe* C. .3?. Desern and Lacey
Johnson, and brought to town and
lodged in jail. They were charged
with carrying concealed weapons,
transporting liquor and one was
charged with driving a car while
under the influence of liquor.
These men are from the Teer sec
tion according to their statement, and
were headed for Siler Ctiy. It was al
most a miracle that they were caught
and if they had not been somebody
would probably have been injured or
perhaps killed before they reached
their destination, as the driver was
taking all teh road and those he met
had to take the ditch. I
It was a mere accident that they j
were caught. Sheriff Blair and the,
above named officers, went out Satur
day night searching Cora still. The
party divided and were to meet at
the Haw river bridge Sunday morn
nig, and it was while these officers
weie awaiting the arrival of sheriff
Blair that the drunken negroes came (
almost flying by. Supposing that the
negroes had liquor, the men gave pur
suit and overtook the car when it had
stopped on the road. Three pistols
and a jug of liquor were found in the
car and the negroes were brought to
jail. A preliminary trial was given
them Monday morning and Squire J.
R. Blair bound them over to January 1
term of superior court, under bonds ,
ranging from $250 to SIOOO.
The sheriff got his still which w r as
, hid out in the bushes near the north
i bank of Haw river. It was a 50-gal
An Enjoyable Affair.
The Woman’s Club of Pittsboro
gave the high school teachers a social
; last Thursday evening at their club
rooms which w r as a most enjoyable
affair. Games were played, good mus
ic was rendered by a string band, and
the entertainment wound up by a
feast of something good to eat. The
teachers and all present enjoyed the
occasion to their heart’s content.
COLIN G. SHAW WAS
ACQUITTED ALL CHARGES
Editor of The Record Comes Clear of
Vicious Attack on Character.
Colin G. Shaw, editor of The Re
cord, was acquitted of all charges pre
ferred against him in Superior Court
in Pittsboro late last Saturday after
noon. Our many readers will call this
indictment to mind as having been
published recently in The Record, be
ing brought by a negro woman of
vicious character and prosecuted by
W. P. Horton, Wade Barber, and Wal
During the week there were per
haps two hundred good, substantial
citizens that came to our office and
offered us their influence and assist
ance in any manner that it could be
utilizied and we want to publicly
thank all for their interest in us.
Cornelia Mills, the negro who pre
ferred the charges was deserted by
her array of counsel in superior court:
She testified that the charges she
made were taken before a magistrate
in Siler City at the instigation of her
attorneys in preference to a hearing
in or near Pittsboro where she was
so well known.
The case was heard without a jury,
submitting the same to his honor,
Judge Daniels. Mr. Daniels heard on
ly four witnesses for the editor, al
though there were some seventeen.
He stated that the case would be dis
missed and the magistrate reversed,
and that the negro woman be requir
ed to pay the costs. He refused to
send her to jail inasmuch as it was
the last day of court and he did not
want to do this.
Cornelia Mills has since been in
-1 dieted for larceny. Her two daugh
ters and two men. who live with them,
are under indictment for co-habiting;
the two men and her daughters ore
indicted for larceny. The two men,
John Watson and Charlie Miller are
under indictment for the theft of a
1 stack of hay, stolen from Mr. A. B.
Roberson on a recent Sunday. They
were ejected from the plantation of
Mr. Spence Woody by law in March
and in September the same process
was employed by Mr. Goldie Moore.
The negro woman contends that her
suit against the editor has been with
out cost or expense to her until it
reached the superior court.. Be that
as it may, this warrant against Colin
G. Shaw is one of the most vicious
and inexcusable that has ever been
perpetrated in Chatham county.
! MAKES US FEEL VERY BEST.
The following list of good people
who have subscribed for The Record
since our last issue, makes us feel
good indeed. We welcome them to our
happy band and hope for others to
follow. Here are the names for this
! T. J. Moody, I. H. Edwards, W. W.
i Langley, E. C. Yow, Miss Fannie E.
Thompson, J. D. Rogers, J. J. Hart,
T. S. Harris, Miss Lena Bums, G. L.
Budd, N. J. Dark, Mrs. J. T. Petty, D.
A. Jones, Ben Matthews, J. M. Woody,
P. J. Headen, J. J. Johnson, O. H.
Pickett, J. D. Moore. Mrs. W. J.
Moody, Fred Johnson, Mrs. L. N.
Crutchfield, F. T. King, Wesley Glov-
I er, J. Walker Thomas. J. R. Ray, L.
i H. Fox, B. F. Wilkie, W. H. Gilmore,
. Jake Thompson, J. R. Mann, J. F.
Haith, J. J. Andrew. T. H. Gilmore,
Charles Thompson, M. A. Goins, O.
D. Calrk, Miss Camilla Gilmore, J.
D. Dowdy, Mrs. E. D. Carr, Frank
Straughan, D. H. Stinson, H. O. Ves
tal, R. G. Ellington, ,T. T. Lambert,
L. L. Thomas and R. W. Wilson.
Want Our Lap Robe.
Ts the party who took the lap robe
from the buggy standing at our well
at The Record office last Thursday,
October 25th, will return it promtly
we will not send the sheriff after it.
MISS PEARLE JOHNSON
Miss Pearle Johnson Writes Another
The following letter, written by
Miss Peaile Johnson, missionary from
the Baptist church and daughter of
Prof, and Mrs. R. P. Johnson, of
Pittsboro, will be read with much in
terest. Miss Johnson spent the past
summer in Chatham and is known to
almost all of the denomination she re
presents as well as hosts of other
Her description of conditions in
Japan are interesting indeed. Fol
lowing is the letter:
Yokohama, Japan, Sept. 12.—-The
last twenty hours have been filled
with so many things that I just don't
know where to begin. About il b J
clock yesterday we first sighted the
land of Japan and from that time un
til 8 o’clock in the evening we were
continually seeing interesting things'.
We looked at the shore that seemed to
advance and recede as we approached
and moved away from it. We were
interested in seeing the boats come
and go, and the light houses we were
passing. But the most interesting
sight of all was Mt. Fug, the sacred
mountain of Japan. First we saw it
hazily through the clouds and smoke
but then as the day advanced more
and more distinctly. As the sun set
I watched the mountain through some
’ binoculars and it seemed rimmed with
crimson. It was a volcano, active at
| one time, so the crater is very plain
• ly visible. That mountain is the one
' of which I gave you and mother each
a picture. It is said that it is visi
' ble on a clear day from almost all
points in Japan.
\ As we came up into Yokohama
; harbor at dusk the lights from the
1 many ships were beautiful. The whole
’ horizon seemed studded .with lights
5 of an endless variety of color. Then
1 after we stopped, still some distance
• out of port the various ships began
[ their signaling to us. It was done
by the flashing of lights. The flashes
\ were in part long and then some were
! short, somewhat similar to the dots
and dashes in telegraphy. Big search
lights from other boats were revolv
' mg about, sometimes full on us, some
times turned away. The men on board
who had been in the war were thrill
ed for they seemed to be back in the
war among all those things again.
The sight was wonderfully beautiful.
We learned yesterday that none of
us would be allowed ashore and that
our boat would take on a great num
ber of refugees. We were told that
we must save water, have no laun
dry done, and very little bathing. We
were also told that there were 12
American destroyers here, one or two
flag ships and two passenger boats.
We were informed that our stay here
would be indefinite.
We waked up this morning to see
two American destroyers coming
alongside. Afterward we learned that
they were giving us water, taking our
mail, etc. These two vessels have
been alongside the entire morning.
Just after breakfast people who
were in the midst of the disaster
which totally destroyed Yokohama and
Tokio (have been coming) came on,
and have been telling us of their ex
periences. The stories told are horri
ble. First the earthquake last Satur
day a week ago, then the fire raging
in the city, and the typhoon which fed
the flames left nothing but destruction
■ and ruins. People who fled to the
! parks for safety from the flames died
of intense heat. About two hundred
and fifty Americans and Europeans
were killed in Yokohama alone. Th&
big British boat which sailed from
Vancouver a week earlier than we did
i from Seattle was sailing away from
[ the pier when the pier collapsed,
, throwing thousands of people into
r the water. That boat, however, as
. well as others, stood by and picked
up most, perhaps all, the people. We
are told that today when the tide
changes we will likely see a number
of floating bodies. One woman on
• another boat yesterday said a woman
still clasping a child in her arms,
was seen floating on the water.
With the field glasses we are able
to see the city of Yokohama in the
distance with its crumbling walls.
Smoke still rises from the ruins. Last
year as we came into the harbor here
and stood on the front of the boat,
as the sun which had been hidden
from view burst out, I thought I had
never seen a more beautiful sight.
Today as I stood thinking of it all
I felt that if we didn’t know that
God’s hand was in it all, and that He
would overrule even this disaster for
His ' vvn glory, then we w>uld be
I started out exnecting to write a
letter similar to this to you all, but
this has been so long T decided to
change it and am sending it first to
Ethel as I first intended and ask her
to send jt to the others. Each in turn
pass it on until all have seen it. I
won’t close it yet for there will he
other news which I shall want to add
We, while in the midst of trouble,
are perfectly safe, comfortable, and
happy except that our hearts are
wrung for the suffering which we
know is so near.
We are preparing to leave here in
a short while and I hope if we mail
this now it may be sent back earlier
than if we wait. So I won’t write