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MYSTERY REVEALS A TRAGEDY j
Charleston, W. Va., Oct. 25.—Mrs.
Jesse Dotson, who disappeared from
her home in Boone County two years 1
ago and who was believed to have
been murdered, was arrested by state
trooper in Inez, W. Va., today. Geo.
Heath, residing in the same house
with the woman, also was arrested.
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Troopers were assigned to inves
tigate Mrs. Dotson's disappearance
when relatives reported her missing.
Her husband and Dan Dotson, his
father, were arrested on suspicon.
The troopers dragged Joe’s Creek,;
near the Dotson home, for a month, j
in search of Mrs. Dotson's body.
On information from Inez, a troop
er, disguised as a sewing machine
agent;, went to that town and finally
located Mrs. Dotson. He took an or
der for a machine and then arrested
Mrs. Dotson and Heath.
The husband and father were re
leased from jail yesterday.
The troopers, while dragging Joe’s
Creek, found the skeleton of a wo
man and child. They are now inves
tigating that mystery.
Stray Bits of Wisdom.
Everv day is h gift 1 receive from
heaven: let us enjoy today that which
It bestows o'.! me. It belongs not more
to the young than to me. and tomorrow
BUILD A HOME NOW!
By Rambler. 1
“Guess there’s not enough home tal
ent in Pittsboro to get up a play at
. the opening of the new auditorium,”
i remarked a citizen. “It should be
I done. I would like to suggest a play
1 the heading of which is this, “The
Shoemaker’s Revenge; or Too Much
Red Mud on His Shoes.” I believe
that could be well rendered, and I am
satisfied it would draw a full house.” j
I “I notice that the dogs are coming
back on the streets again,” remarked
a lady. “And what a pity. I was
so in hopes that the town would pass
an ordinance prohibiting dogs from
running at large unless muzzled or
their owner had charge of them. You
can never tell when a mad dog will
get in among our children and bite
“You know little Willie Morgan,
don’t you,” remarked one of our citi
zens. “Well, Willie is a bright little j
fellow, sharp as a briar and not a
rusty spot about him. He went into
Lindley’s store the other day and
j bought a stick of snow candy. Com
ing out of the store a little negro boy ,
! asked Willie to give him a piece. Wil
lie must have thought of the bana
! na song, for he went up the street
| singin: ‘There’s snow candy for you
“They say an old fool is the biggest l
of fools,” said one of our old married |
men the other day. “I knew a man j
in a nearby city who was up in his
sixties. He was gray haired and
wrinkled. One leg was shorter than
t’other and he walked with a cane.
Now that old scarecrow wanted to
marry, and he was making love to a
sixteen-year-old child, you might call
her. She seemed to be pleased with
his attentions, especially when ho
handed her a stick of candy or made
her a present that cost at least five
cents. Do you know that old fool
would have married that girl if her
parents would have let her and had
not put a stop to his courtship. The
old man is dead now, but that poor
girl has missed many a heartache that
she would have had if she had married
1 this old fool.”
“The article in last week’s Record
concerning the Chatham County fair,
touches the spot,” remarked a Pitts
boro citizen. “We do not want to rob
Siler City of its laurels, but I do think
Dr. Denson is right when he says the
county fair should be held at Pitts
boro. But everybody knows that Pitts
is not a pushing town and it seems
to me that the people are quite satis
fied to let other towns grow and gath
er in the manufacturing plants while
they sit down and say to one another,
Oh! let them have these plants if they
want them. I am satisfied like it is—
it is so restful and quiet here.’ That
may all be true, but the county seat
people should take pride in their home
town. So let’s go after the next fair.
If necessary Pittsboro could have it
one year and Siler City the next
AN INNOCENT JEW LYNCHED
Negro Murdered Mary Fagan a.'.d
Convicted Jew on His Evidence.
Echoes of the famous Leo Frank
case have been revived by the reput
ed confession of a dying negro con
vict in the Federal prison at Atlan
ta, Ga., that Jim Conley, the star
witness for the State, and not Leo
Frank, killed little Mary Fagan, in i
the pencil factory in Atlanta several!
years ago. It will be remembered
that Frank was convicted and senten
ced to death, his sentence being com
muted to life imprisonment by Gov
ernor Slaton. He was sent to the
State farm at Milledgeville, where a
mob broke in, secured Frank, and
swung him to a limb. It was one ot‘
the most disgraceful occurrences ev
er committed in the State of Geor
gia. Judge R. E. Davidson, of the
Georgia prison commission, tells of!
the confession of this dying convict
named Freeman, to the effect that he
and Conley were in the factory p’ay
ing cards or gambling when the Fag
an girl was slain. The statement w?s
made to the Drison physician, who
told Judge Davidson and former Gov- j
ernor Slaton. The Conley negro is a
bad citizen and is now serving 20
years for burglary in a Georgia con
vict camp. Officials str te* that he 1 ad i
refused to discuss the Fagan affair
with anyone since being confined there
but has been very stubborn, and it
has been neces. ary to put him in so
litary confinement several times. Many .
people at the time believed Conley
was the guilty party a d that when
Leo Frank was lynched by a coward-
Iv mob an innocent man went to h‘s
death and the reputed confession of
this Freeman a d fh© subse
quent prison record of the Conley ne
gro helps out their belief.
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THE YOUTH’S COMPANION,
Commonwealth Av&St.Paul Streets,
Miss Mary G. Shotwell, of the staff
of the State Public Welfare Board,
finds that there are 3,002 children be
ing taken care of in the orphanages
of North Carolina. She further finds
that Mecklenburg is the county which
furnishes the largest lumber of chil
dren to the child-caring institutions.
One hundred and ninety-eight orph
ans come from this county. Wake is
second with 166; Buncombe th'rd w ith
j 160, and Guilford fourth with 153.
There are five counties having no
children in any of the orpnanages—
Alleghaney, Gates, Caswell, Greene,
and Tyrrell. Os the total 3,002 chil
dren, 144 come from outside North
Carolina. It was impossible to dis
cover where 114 came from. Miss
Shotwell states that of the 3,002 or
phans listed, 402 have fathers who
are living; 1,406 have mothers living;
248 have both parents living; 946 are
full orphans. One hundred and nine
ty-one are illegitimate. There are 1,-
j 193 children who belong to 356 fam
ilies containing three or more child
ren. Twenty-six hundred and ninety
five of the children cared for in or
phanages in North Carolina are white
• and 307 are negroes. Fifty-four of
; the living parents are inmates of the
State hospitals for the insane. In the
cases of those children whose fathers
are alive, some are insane, some in
valid, and some have simply deserted
their children, according to the re
Dreams do not come true, and ifi
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A BIG LIQUOR HOUSE
Fire in a four-story brownstone
mansion in Brokklyn, N. Y.,led poliics
to an elaborate distilling plant. In
the basement was a 50-gallon still,
on the second floor a 100-gallon out
fit, and on the fourth were spare
parts for several more. The building
from basement to roof was piped ela
borately and had pumps, condensers,
siphons, and spigots.
A thousand gallons of alcohol, 2,600
gallons of mash, six tons of com meal
one ton of sugar, and a mahogany sa
loon bar were found. The garage
housed two sedans.
One room, furnished for living, ap
parently had been vacated shortly be
fore firemen arrived. In the room
were clothing of a man, woman, and
a boy and a girl. On a table lay re
ceipts which indicated the monthly
gas bill for the stills had been SSO
to S6O until the moonshiners tapped
the main and piped around the met
We believe the market will advance
to thirty cents this Fall. Don’t sell
your cotton now but consign it to us
to be held. We will make liberal ad
vances on your shipments.
SAVANNAH COTTON FACT
Savannah, - - - Georgia.
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Blair Hotel Pittsboro