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Ctje Chatham Record
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS.
Established in 1878 by H. A. London.
Entered at Pittsboro, N.C., as Second
Class mail matter by act of Congress.
Colin G. Shaw, Owner and Editor.
Chas. A. Brown, Associate Editor.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1923
State of the Blessed.
There shall he no night there; and
they need no candle, neither the light
of the sun; for the Lord God giveth
them light; and they shall reign for
ever and ever. —Revelation 22 :o.
THE DISPOSITION OF FOLKS
The October term of court is a mat
ter of history. It has gone down on
record with many accomplishments
that were highly pleasing to The Re
cord and there were some things that
did not seem altogether as correct to
us as a spectator. The average per
son of average intelligence who may
visit the court room during a term
of court will learn many things and
have many impressions made upon
them that are lasting and that are cal
culated to impress the disposition of
Nearly all human beings are prone
to follow the disposition for sympa-j
thy when they come in contact with,
the misfortunes of folks that are in j
trouble. The heart rules the head in
many cases. It brings its force upon
jurors, the trial judge, the solicitor,
witnesses, litigants, and the specta
tors. An unfortunate man or woman
is called to the bar of justice. Many
times they fail to gel all they deserve,
sometimes they get more, but more
frequently every defendant, more es
pecially in a criminal court, is releas
ed under a far less penalty than the
law requiring punishment may pre
scribe for the particular case.
One instance in the court that has
just closed was that of the State
against Radford Lanius. It is gener
ally known over Chatham County that
a still was found in this man’s house
in the heart of Pittsboro some months
ago. He was sentenced to the roads
for 18 months. However, prayer for
judgment was entered and allowed,
provided that the defendant did not
drink any more whiskey, or become
identified with it for two years, giv
ing bond for appearance at each term
of court for two years to show good
behavior. It is of record that this
man has violated that provisioin on
more than one occasion. He has been
indicted by the town. He has been
arrested by the town officer and was
brought before the court after evi
dence had been introduced to this ef
Judge Daniels gave Mr. Lanius a
splendid lecture and out of the good
ness of his heart he gave him another
show. Will this suffice? Does it
meet the expectations of the general
public? Judging from the comment
made to this paper it does not. The
disposition of folks is such that they
seem to regard it as a discrimination
without reasonable excuse. The dis
position of folks seems to cry out for
the punishment of this man, but they
want the responsibility for the pun
ishment to be placed on other shoul
ders and feel that justice has not been
done when it dees not punish. The
editor of this paper always feels a
degree of satisfaction when a defend
ant in any action has been given a
show to rub out and retrieve. We
know “Rat” Lanius personally. He is
a man of acute business ability, kind
and generous-hearted, charitable and
good. He is his own worst enemy,
and we do hope that this final privi- i
lege will be regarded sacred by him. |
Were it not for the curse of drink he
would be a splendid, useful citizen.
All those who would like to see him
punished should give every influence
and effort now in the behalf of his
There were other features of the
court just closed that would melt the
1 'idest heart, bring tears to the eyes
of criminals and bring forth every
sentiment in any breast. There was a
son, 39 years old, his wife and his
younger sister arrayed against a gray
headed father, giving evidence of a
vulgar, vicious character. Mr. G. A.
Hearne being the defendant. Judge
Daniels was lenient with the old man.
He gave him some splendid advice and
he promised to do better.
The case of the State against the
young man Lassiter for the fearful
tragedy in which Mr. Robert Farrell
was killed was full of pathos all the
way through. In the twinkling of an
eve this splendid young man, poor
u onest, was brought into trouble.
Was not criminal negligence, pos
sibly extreme carelessness, yet there
is a poor widow, as a result of the
death, left with ton small children
without a husband or a father.
Yes, if you have never studied dis
position and character, if you do not
know its intrigues and tendencies, you
should attend a session of criminal
court sometime and become acquaint
ed with the general disposition of
Sometimes consideration is a re
deeming thing icr a mar* anc again
one must turn the heart to stone anc
follow the course of reasoning. I'un
ishment alone will retrieve some folks,
yet it is a task for the man upon
whose responsibility falls the duty
and it takes all the force of ;he best
there is in us for the, work before us.
After all friend Ashcraft has sum
med it up pretty well when he says
“the bad man of a community is the
one who is an agnostic, a scoffer, and
takes advantage of his neighbor when
opportunity presents. Such a man in
his heart does not believe the Bible
was inspired and that it is untrue.”
YOU’VE GOT US ALL WRONG
We are upset. We are all wrong.
We have about lost the best tenden
cies for citizenship. The human frame
is weak and there must be a summing
up sooner or later in all exegencies.
Machinery can run a long time with
out oil, but sooner or later a bearing
will burn out. A hot box is the re
sult. Even a mixture of old rags,
greases and oils will cause spontane
ous combustion. Sooner or later a
reckoning must come for violation of
any particular neglect or improprie
The mollycoddles and pussyfooters
don’t like the way we do. They would
i appear to be all “het” up about it.
They think we should put the muffler
on the “sting of ridicule.”
Boys, you’ve certainly got us all
wrong. So far as these fellows are
concerned who think they can mani
pulate the whole of Chatham County
as the wind twisted a reed and make
our communities poor imitations of
Soviet Russia, we want to say we
haven’t started to attack them. We
are going to keep at it until we drive
them out of business.
Liquor traffic in Chatham County
must go. The blockade “whiskey
hicks” who are allowing themselves
to be used as the tail to the kite of
sin in this county will wake up soon
er or later to find themselves in the
toils of the law and we are giving
them this free advice to beware. We
are no lawyer, but take it from us the
time has come when the law MUST
be obeyed. Beginning now we ail
going to get hot and keep it up.
If you are reading this article ai*‘
are not now a subscriber to The Re- 1
cord, send us along one and one half
simoleans and we will forward it to
your address for twelve long months.
Get the real dope on everything that
needs your attention if you love your
folks and love your home. If you do
not like us take it anyway; it will
be worth the $1.50 for a whole year
to you to know what your county is
A BETTER SYSTEM NEEDED
For the first time in our long ca
reer it became necessary last we°k
for the editor of this paper to suffer
some of the inconveniences of the
ge~eral public, who from time to time
is compelled to attend court as a liti
gant or as a witness. We came in
contact there with business men who
were compelled to wait from Monday
until Saturday at a very small remun
eration, while their affairs at home
were dragging and failing for lack
of their directing influence. It cost
us more than a hundred dollars in
loss of time and inattention to busi
ness over a very fooliss matter, aside
from the vexation, and there were
many that it cost more thar it did us
in loss of time, anxiety tor the loved
ones at home and the business that
suffered. There should be some
means or method employed by lawyers
I whereby the business of courts could!
be so arranged that triah could be!
held on specified days and at times j
so that those compelled to be present
wouud not lose the entire week wait
ing ar.d hoping.
Chatham County really needs a Re
corder’s court, located at the county 1
seat, vested with authority to handle
a large number of the frivolous mat- i
ters that are brought before the Su- (
perior Court that cost the tax-payers
a large amount of money and a waste
of time to those who are compelled
to be present. ""Keeping men locked
in Jail from three to six weeks is a
nuisance and the many other things
i that are costly and bothersome could
be easily handled by a Recorder’s
Court and our next representative
should look after this question.
Col. Ber.t Alford is a happy man.
He has at last, after many years of
hard work, accomplished his desires.
His monument at Holly Springs has
. In 1918, there were 58.112 divorces
p in Japan.
Wonder what Pittsboro lady it was
that told her husband he had bought
. duck eggs among some hen eggs be
cause four of them floated?
In 1794 there was a “whiskey re
bellion” in Pennsylvania and Presi
dent George Washington called on the
governors of New Jersey, Virginia,
and Maryland to provide troops to
suppress this rebellion. In 1923 Gov
ernor Pinchott, of Pennsylvania, or-,
dered over 2,000 saloons to shut up
shop and quit the liquor business in i
Philadelphia. Many of them refused
i and now the governor of that State
says the president ought to put a stop
to whiskey making and selling. j
We cannot see why the farmers of
the country should have so much
grounds for complaint. Farm prices
are 37 percent higher now than in
1913. Wheat a year ago was selling
at 90 cents a bushel. In 1923 it aver
ages 93 cents. Corn a year ago sold
for 61 cents and now it is worth 85
cents. Cotton has increased from 20
cents a pound a year ago to 29 cents
now. The city man is the one who is
catching it, when he has to pay from
SSO to $125 a month rent, wood at
$lO a cord and coal from $9 to $12.50
DOINGS AT MANNDALE.
Manndale, Oct. 29.—Mr. O. R. Mann
had a corn shucking Thursday. He had
a good yield.
Mr. T. C. Perry and family and Mr.
O. R. Mann visited Mr. Everett Brax
ton Sunday evening.
Little Mabel Buckner, of near Mt. i
Olive, is sick and the doctor is puz- 1
zled over her condition.
Mr. J. D. Jones and family visit
ed his sister, Rosa and her husband,
Sunday evening. I
Mr. M. B. Lindsay and wife visited
his brother, Mr. M. T. Lindsay, Sat
Miss Ethel Lindsay visited her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lindsay,
Mr. Clarence Johnson visited his
cousins, Misses Lomie ar.d Agnes 1
Mr. Jessie Glosson and Miss Annie !
Jones are teaching at Manndale. The
school began two weeks ago.
Mrs. J. D. Jones visited her cousin,
Mrs. John Ardrews Wednesday.
Mr. J. B. Thompson has been af
flicted with rheumatism this Fall. He 1
is some better at present.
Mrs. Weldon Johnson visited her
father, Mr. Richard Jones, Saturday j
night and Sunday.
It’s a Fact!
Did you ever stop to think that the buying of groceries
and those things that you eat, is the most important
shopping that you do ? Well, if you never did, we want to
tell you that it is a fact! No one can be too careful to sea
lect the good, fresh things that the market affords. It 1
I is is really very important. We make every effort to ,
keep just the things that you need and we solicit an or
der from you.
BOONE BROS. - - Ernest and Jarvis
| To Chatham Folks I
]! We want all of our Chatham County friends and custom
i; ers to visit our great big busy store when in Sanford. |j
jj Our new Fall and Holiday goods are coming in and our jj
j! shelves and cases are full of new goods. jj
!; When thinking of what to give for a Christmas present jj
jj just think of Chears at Sanford, N. C., who has been sell- jj
jj ing the above in this section for nineteen years. j|
W. F. CHEARS, Inc., jj
I! SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA. ji
ii IT IS WHAT WE SAY IT IS. ii
j Try Planters Warehouse j;
i ii Sanford, N. C.
11 with your next load of tobacco. All tobaccos of character
!; are selling well with us. We have a splendid representa- j:
«! iton of buyers with us this season and every pile brings jj
jj its full value on our floor. J;
I Bring us your next load and we are sure we can please j!
Yours for service and the high Dollar, j|
I Planters Warehouse |
i| GUS WOMBLE, Prop., SANFORD, N. C. j:
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One-haif the game of politics is
Some men talk more religion than
j Human nature is contrary any way
you look at it.
* It’s easier to run in debt than it
is to crawl out.
Pay old debts and it will be easy
to contract new ones.
Silver plated knives look bright but
are dull, so are some men.
It’s as easy to please an enemy as
it is not to please a friend.
Majorities are not always right but
they get the benefit of the doubt.
A soft answer may turn away <
wrath but it doesn’t pay the butcher. ,
It’s more pleasant to eat a green ;
onion than to let the other fellow do <
it. ' <
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The extreme heat of summer has
good points. It boils the cussedness <
out of some people.
THE PITTSBORO CIRCUIT.
Preaching Sunday in Pittsboro both <
morning and night. The pastor will J
preach at eleven o’clock and Rev. A. <
D. Wilcox of Trinity church, Dur- <
ham, at seven thirty at night. <
The Woman’s Missionary Society -
will have charge of the night service. J
As pastor I want to give the people ]
of Pittsboro and Chatham county an \
invitation to meet wtih us and hear \
brother Wilcox. He is a great preach- j
er, and what he will have to say will \
richly pay you for your expense of )
coming miles to hear him. The choir i
is planning a good song service. Hope j
all of my people who enjoy good \
preaching and singing will accept my ]
invitation to be present. j
We will have preaching at both Mt. a
Zion and Browns Chapel Sunday as- ]
ternoon at three o’clock. Hope every
member of these churches will be *
present and join with us in worship- i
ing God. J
If the reader of this has failed to «
pay the Conference Collections, please
see your Lay Leader, or one of the 3
Missionary Committees and pay at
J. J. BOONE.
NEWS FROM CAPE FEAR.
New Hill, Oct. 29.—The pie party
at Gardners school house Saturday
night was indeed a success. Miss Ma
bel Mann won the prize, being voted
the most beautiful girl present and
Mr. Daniel Webster, the ugliest boy.
The children rendered a “Safety”
program. Miss Mabel Mann read an
interesting account of the automobile
a ndfire losses of 1922-23. Mr. I. H.
Hearne sold shadows and with each
shadow he gave a delicious pie.
The singing school which has been
in progress for sometime closed yes
terday at New Elam church. It was
taught by Mr. D. A. Mann.
■■BMBMMaBVV. Will T—i
■lj—l !■■■■■ I IIM —iMIIM ■ I 111 -Ijfjlflli UIU
I We have a most complete line of Schloss Brothers |
Clothes, Star Brand Shoes, Dress Goods, in all the latest I
shades and colors. Swan hats for Men and Young Men, f
the best hat made for the money. Linoleum for your |
floors, Pittsburg* Paint for your house, Heaters of all |
description, to keep you warm this winter. S
Notions of all kinds, and a good assortment to select I
from. Trunks, Suit Cases, Rain Coats, Sweaters galore. |
Money saved is money made. Try us and be convinced.
I J. J. JOHNSON & SON, j
| Square Deal Merchants PITTSBORO, N. C. |
EAGLE No. 1741
For Sale at your Dealer Made in fire grades
ASK FOR THE YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE RED BAND
EAGLE PENCIL COMPANY, NEW YORK
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[Tall clothing 1
In some communities the exclusive tailor is able to of
fer woolens in his garments finer, perhaps, than those ob
tainable in suits ready to wear, but this is not the case
in Chatham county and especially in Siler City.
The Clothes that Wrenn Brothers sell are made from
the very best materials to be had today. Folks that we get
our Suits from are constantly in touch with the mill dis
tricts in America, England, Scotland and they secure the
highest grade woolens and materials that can be manu
Tailoring is the next important consideration. This is
to be had in our Suits. Every feature that is obtained in
made to measure garments, is combined in the Suits that
we have for sale.
There is no ready to wear clothes better than ours;
none made better; and none with more distinctive mater
We are now receiving our Fall Supply of Mens and
Young Mens Clothing and w r e want you to call and look
WRENN BROS. CO.,
Phone 34. IN BUSINESS 45 YEARS,
j- We sell Most Everything. Siler City, N. C.
fall styles that win
Is the Best Hat on the Mar- 1 >Jlllr
ket for the Price.
All the new styles and col- jp (
ors. The hat for sports; , /
the hat .for conservatives. ,//.%
Just the right hat for ev- jflHr
erybody and at the right
Stetson Boone’s Special.
“Come and See Is all I Ask” *
C. R. 800 NE
“Good Quality Spells What Boone Sells
DeLuxe Clothiers RALEIGH, N* C.
Misses Gertrude and Eunice Hat
ley spent Friday with the*
mother, Mrs. J. A. Thomas g
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Beckwith, Mi Ss
Hilda Lasater, Daniel Webster spent
Wednesday in Durham.
Mr. D. A. Mann snent j
with Mrs. G. L. Mann. Saturda y
Mr. J E. Smith, of Chapel Hill
visited his sister, Miss Ella q -It
Sunday and Monday. Smith
. r * Drake had one citron
vine which had 27 citrons on it
We regret that Mr. and r
don Copeland and children £ Goi 7
Mrs. J. C Thomas will m„ve^'Dur
ham m the near future. ur ~