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Kr tELJSHED’ SEPTEMBER 19, 1878.
I r AT. Underwood, of Sanford,
■ '/■ j J ' J,riv or. a visit' to her
, y. F. Barber, who has
i \ l, ■ .vV 1 :, hut is better at the
I I-.. --d Margaret Bir-
B*4 ' '••-•end wont to Fur-
R’ "wk, where Miss
HB| -'ls removed. She
B who taking a
■BB ribserved. ion and
HHH .eon’s room this
EB v ho T’rs taken
HH :• r '. . X7v l.'k
|H at Winston
[Jß I.is physicians
BB e his trouble. Iris
IB -needy recovery.
I W \ :o. who succeeded
neir.eipal c-f the Gold
.• N has taken hold of
B ]•;•: in an excellent man
|B h ■; , rover, capable in every
■ * 'lk.'reform, school work is
B ;..:d the pupils are delighted
■•, ir ii; _v v-ncol ioik reorganized
B””' society recently. The officers
Be following: Howard Oldham
B< : dont, Walter Moffitt vice-pi esi-
Bii, Erona Johnson secretary, Mrs.
By 01 - char hi in, Prof. Moore critic.
Blast Friday afternoon the society
B, ' a very interesting proghwn. The
n r n yrade presented a very inter-
Bt.ir debate, Resolved: “that the
Baric System should be adopted in
B e United States.” The negative
■ pie Busy Bee Society m the fifth
Bid sixth grade room gave an inter-
Buiy Arbor Day Program last Fri-
■ The Goldston girls played the girls’
Basketball team at Gulf last Wednes-
U The score was 9 and 13 in Gold-
Bton's favor. \
■ Mro T. E. Johnson, of Raleigh,
Bnd Hiss Ruth Berry of Pittsboro,
Be.e visitors at the school Friday.
BrV Johnson is the State Supervi-
Bor of Teaching Training. Miss
B.v.y las charge of a Teacher-Train-
Bg class at Pittsboro.
■ The Evangelistic Club conducted a
Buy interesting prayer meeting last
Bw nesciay evening at the Presby-
I ku, i. M. Womble was the lead-
Br an . u.adc a good talk. Mr. Gar-
B:-r at..: Ft. Watson also made good
ITHw on- meetings are not only
Bor riu numbers of the Evangelistic
MoY, it is for everybody. These ser
vices ate inspirational. Come, we
Breed your presence.
B The boys in the sixth and seventh
■ grate; ; eyed baseball with the Mer
■ ocas t ys last week. The score was
■ 4 to , in Meronies favor.
Tt.e Parent-Teacher Association
■ will be held at the school auditorium
■ next Monday evening at 7:30. We
■ hope that this meeting will be well
■ attended. An effort is being made.to
Bget a speaker. ,
Mr. B. B. Marley and family have
■ moved to Sanford. They will he miss
ive: u: Goldston, but we wish them suc-
Hcess in their new home.
B A REASONABLE REQUEST
■ Superintendent of Roads Asks for
Cooperation cf People in Saving
Roads Their Money Has
Since being appointed Road Super
■ viscr for Chatham County, I have
■ spent considerable time in going over
I the roads to find just what is most
I needed at this time to aid in main-
I tairang the roads which have been
I Built. Deeming it of as much, or
I more, importance to kceja. up the
I roads, for which the county has
I spent its money to construct, as to
■ construct new ones, I have paid par-
I Ocular attention to those things which
I contribute to the deterioration of
■ roacis. Cue thing in particular has
I been ! - ought to my attention and one
■ that the people of the county can do
■<t lot to help remedy (and I believe
■ the people will when they think of it
■in the correct manner), that is to do
■-J possible to keep the side ditches
■ open, to aid in drainage. In several
■ructions, I have noticed that, un-
BRiougiitedly, people cutting timber for
■ raids allow the limbs of trees to
Kv mc ° the ditches and fill them.
■ btners_ plow into the ditches, thus,
■ n °ty: by damaging the road but al
ly '• ng as well the soil to be washed
ly o k;e field, thereby doing double
B 8 P
* •' n not meaning to be critical nor
- talking to anyone in particular,
Ik'-i am attempting to convey to the
|po°pic of the county this thought:
■ Fiat ihe money being spent for the
■ construction of roads in Chatham
I ,A U is the people’s money and
■me roads belong to the people, and
I ' v; the duty of all the people to lend
■lueu- assistance to keep the reads.
T^ u that it is far cheaper to be
careful in working along the
■A°' u f° prevent obstruction from
■•Wtcmg into the ditches than it is for
county to have to pay men to go
|T na ciear them out, especially when
■me performance has to be repeatedly
■uone. ft i s simply a matter of
■ ‘onomy and aftects every person
If'Y 10 buys, taxes to the county, .bet us
Ij MIK seriously of these matters that
■appear so trivial, yet mean more than
lk e can at once believe. Really, it is
|F ten the case that the little things
| J °* ie lea^es t harm.
1 ■ Ying in this work the earnest co-
of the people of the county,
JPF J i, lours very truly,
A. T. WARD,
|- Road Supt.
The Chatham Record
ONLY ONE DAY OF COURT
Compromise ofvCases of Buckhorn
Timber Co. Lehves Court With
out Business .
To the surprise of the public and
the court officials also the term of
, ....- for the trial of civil cases came
to a suv.den end Monday evening.,
For-iiiim years, we understand,
there Has been a series of cases on
docket entitled The"'Buckhorn
I v' k r and Land Co., vs Davis and
of re it.. Th 3 cases were removed to
; J;" 5 ly frevr. Harnett, it. is said.
P ;T* r :.v T ye-r. had passed without
il Feck befere last it was or
al ere d that these cases should be
; o f
: It appear Dig that it would
j repu*:*e a week. If not more, to try
th v- her cases were discontinued.
JKonday everything was set for
! their trial. A batch of attorneys
i were harsh one group headed by Sena
tor Sea.well of Sanford and the other
by Charles Ross of Lillington, with
local attorneys on each side. But
after all these years, when the case
did actually come to trial, the par
ties to the suits got busy and com
prom is ed them.
- The consequence v/as the court had
nothing to do and adjourned for the
. Judge N. A. Sinclair, the regular
judge for this half of the year, had
exchanged courts with Judge Frank
A. Daniel in order that he might be
at Fayetteville, where the magnificent
, new court house was to be dedicated
Monday, a building that was erected
largely at the instance of Judge Sin
COON TO SPEAK HERE
> Mr. Charles L. Coon, Superintendent
of Wilson city and countv schools,
will speak at Pittsboro school audi
torium on Saturday, March 27, at 11
The school boards and the public
are not only cordially invited but are
urged to be present and hear one of
the foremost educators of the state.
GONE TO HOG HEAVEN
The following article came to the
Record by registered mail with the
request for publication. We confess
that we do not see the point, but there
| must be a reason for the tribute to
Stephen’s sow. Discover it if you
*«an. Here goes:
Mr. H. B. Stephens, of Buckhorn
: community has for a long while been
| the owner of a faithful old hog,
1 which has mothered Several pigs that
in time have grown up, and been the
I source of bacon for the family for
This old sow was very widely known
I and had for her faithfulness, and con-
I I dition gained many spectators, who
j came far, and near to take a peep at
her; in fact there was nothing in the
community like her, but she passed
efr the stage of action Friday loom
ing, and leaves a shadow of grief hov
ering over the family, especially Mr.
Stephens, to whom we offer s’*w
pathy in the loss of such an ancienix
friend. The writer has on several oc
casions seen this old sister (sus-ter,
maybe—Editor), and will in part give
the information just received from
Mr. Stephens regarding her death:
“I’m grieved beyond measure over
the death of my sow; she passed away'
this morning about eight o’clock. She
will be buried at the Stephen’s ceme
tery tomorrow at two o’clock, come if
you wish to view the remains.”
Let the writer add, if there is any
hog heaven then this old sister is not
any the worse off.
A. M. COTTEN.
Merry Oaks, March 15.
DEWEY DORSETT FOR SHERIFF
To the Democratic Voters of
This is to announce that I am a
candidate for Sheriff of Chatham
County, subject to the action of the
Democratic Primary to be held on
If chosen to this important position,
it will be my most sincere purpose
to bring to the discharge of its du
ties the best efforts of which I am
capable. I shall devote my entire
time'toothe affairs of the office, and
while the standard for law enforce
ment set by both the present Sheriff
Mr. Blair, and his predecessor, Mr.
Lane, is exceedingly high, I pledge
myself to use due diligence and vigi
lance that their splendid record in
this respect may be maintained by
| Under the Democratic theory of
j government, the will of the majority,
as expressed at the ballot box, is
supreme, if a majority of the Demo
cratic voters of the County see fit to
confer this nomination upon me, in
honesty, sincerity and good con
science, I will endeavor to fulfil the
trust, but if in their wisdom they
should choose another, I shall most
gracefully accept their verdict, and
my interest in the party success in
November will not be lessened by
With every true Democrat, the wel
fare of the party, is paramount to
the ambition of any individual, and
to this doctrine I most heartily sub
scribe, and who ever is the Democratic
nominee will secure my most hearty
support, but if you deem me worthy
of your endorsement, I shall most
sincerely appreciate your active sup
port oi my candidacy. . '
JOHN DEWEY DORSETT.
This March the 16th, 1926.
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, Thursday, March 18, 1926
BEAR CiEEK NEWS
Bear Creek. March 15. —N. G. Nor
wood arrived here today after spend-;
irg the winter.in Sarasota, Fla. Nor-\
wood states that he underwent an
operation while there and spent
sixty-two- days in the hospital. T-
Miss Blannie Wilkie, of Rt. 2, re£
turned home Sunday after spending'ip
few da vs with her sifters, Mrs. EdA
ward Watscn and Lliss Myrfcie WilkidJ.
She xye.s accompanied homo by the
latter, who returned to Greensboro
k_) GLiT Cl 'i\j r Qjl uC- '.Tk.l,
\fdr. and Mrs. J: J. Ivey and ehih-
Tu and Bfr. nd Mrs. C. V.''-Mourn
are sick with ‘TTu : ’ * - C
"Mrs. Akr.a S:Dall, of Greensboro,-
is \1 siting hr fa.vwr, W. L. Coggins.
There seems to bo lots of moving in
ih s section n>w. Mr. and Mrs.
Ncivvood have moved into one of the
houses owned by. the railroad coin-.
pany. D. W. Brady is planning to
move to Siler City and W. W. Barker
; to near Liberty, on the Kimery Amn
h with his father.
■ I. H. Edwards is attending court
this week as juror.
The family of J. A. Phillips, of Rt.
2, are improving from an attack of
! L. A. Tyson of Rt. 1, is very low
with pneumonia, also, Mrs. Luther
Andrews is very sick.
J. A. Moody, of Franklinville, was
: a visitor in this section last week.
J BRICK HAVEN
BRICK HAVEN NEWS
Brick Haven, March 15.—Mrs. C.
H. Marks has returned from Siler
City where she was called to the bed
side of her father who is seriously ill
with pneumonia. Mrs. C. H. Marks
is also ill.
Mr. W. A. Griffin is spending a short
while at Durham with his mother who
has been sick for sometime.
Little Marian Lawrence, the 7-
months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Harrington was one of the
babies to be ber.efitted by the recent
clinic held at Pittsboro. This clinic
\as a great help to many of the tiny
tots examined and the parents should
bo very grateful to Mrs. F. M. Nash
for her untiring efforts in . making
the clinic possible.
Mr. J. C. Seaweil and Misses Cecil
and Geneva Seaweil, spent the weekA
end with their father at his home
Rev. Duval of Fuquay Springs, the
pastor of Buckhorn church has been
unable to meet his last two appohrA*
ments here on account of a severe
attack of Influenza. We shall be very
glad to have Mr. Duval out again.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Harrington
spent the week-end at Bonsai with the
latter’s mother, Mrs. J. 11. Buchanan
who is convalescing from an attack of
Mrs. J. W. Utley spent several days
last week with her sister, Mrs. A. R.
The C. E. social held at the school
Saturday evening \va,s thoroughly en
s yed by those present. The Sunday
evening program usually begins at 6
o’clock, but from now on the meetings
will open at 7P. M. sharp. Mrs. Nash
is Intermediate Supt. and Mrs. Ken
nedy has charge of the Juniors. Both
societies are .wide awake and are
grow ng more interesting under their
We notice in a recent issue of the
Record that Mr. Harry Norwood has
announced his candidacy for the of
fice of Clerk of the Court. The citi
zens of Chatham will be sofe in vot
ing for Mr. Norwood for he is an
honest .upright man of ability and
will be sincere in discharging the
duties of that office.
Prizes Offered for Essays by Students
of North Carolina Colleges
22. Fifty dollars in gold is offer
ed to any college student in North
Carolina for the best on “North
Carolina’s Part in the Organization
and Equipment of Troops in the War
Between the States,” by Governor
Angus Wilton McLean.
23. Twenty-five dollars, for the
best paper on “Secession Arguments
of the South.”
24. Twenty-five dollars for “Block
ade Running into Wilmington in the
26. Ten dollars is offered to any
college girl in North Carolina for
the best essay on “Poets and Poetry
cf the Confederacy.”
25. Ten dollars is offered to any
college student in North Carolina for
the best essay on Agricultural and
Industrial Progress in North Carolina
during reconstruction times.
$lO in gold to any N. C. student
sending in best essay of Life of Gen.
Bryan Grimes. >
$lO offered to any high school stu
dent in N. C. on Stonewall Jackson.
$lO for best essay by student N.
G. schoqls on Life of Jefferson Davis.
$lO for best essay on the last
march Lee’s Army.
$lO for best essay on Life and
record of General ASL P. Roberts, Boy
General of Confederacy. .
$lO in gold for best essay on two
great Rebels —Washington and Lee.
$lO for best paper, on N. C. soldier in
And best of all, a $200.00 scholar
ship in any college in N. C., for the
high school boy or girl writing best
essay on Jefferson Davis.
Send these to Mrs. Henry A. London
President of Winnie Davis Chapter
before. Sept Ist. Type on one side of
paper. Cut out these prize offers for
; BELLS SCHOOL
The Columbian Literary Society as
. sembled Friday and gave the follow
t ing program:
Song by Society, “Love Lifted Me”
Essay .Grace Horton
Reading Esther Goodwin
- Hwno Solo Ruby Lee Markham
■ B-citation ' Mae Horton
■. Quartev' ■?, Wor hy Howard, Shorron
Goodwin, Mary Horton and Paul
roues - Sudie Horton
Focal Events Catherine Morgan
Solo on Harp Ernest Dean
.. ...:r ; MirT Grigg, Minnie Wil
seix Sucio and Mae Horton.
Misses Nellie Li verm an and Ethel
Aovccll, students ’of the Teachers’
training Class at Pittsboro, have
been _ observing and doing practice
teaching' in the primary departments
V, e are very glad to have them and
hope that they may be benefited by
Washingtonian Society gave a
very enjoyable program in Miss
Cheek’s room. The debate was, “Re
solved, That the Country is a Better
Place in Which to Live than the City.”
The judges rendered their decision in
favor of the Affirmative.
We wish to extend our many con
gratulations and best wishes to the
newiy married couple, Mr. and Mrs.
' Garland McCoy. Mrs. McCoy, for
merly Miss Pattie Stone, and also
Mr. McCoy are former students of
Bell’s School. May they have a
I bright and happy future.
| Mrs. Maliie Churchill died Monday
at the home of her brother, Mr.
James Howard, who lives in Durham.
Her death was very shocking and
• unexpected to her many friends. She
was ill for about two yearn. Rev. J.
■ F. Johnson, pastor of Martha’s Chapel
‘ conducted the funeral service. The
5 interment took place at Martha’s
: Messrs. Arnold Markham, Carl
J Yates, and Misses Mildred Johnson
and Anhle Jones motored to Raleigh
• Misses Sudie Horton and Trannie
' Ellis spent Wednesday night with
“ Miss Jeneverette Seymour. A pleas
-3 ant time was reported.
J Mr. Newton Mason of Newbern
1 was visiting relatives in the commun
-1 ity Sunday.
Dr. Bryan of Apex visited his pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Atlas Bryan San
} day. *
Miss Bert Stone visited Mr. and
5 Mrs. J. T. Horton the past week.
k Mr. J. T. Horton made a business
1 trip to Apex Thursday.
1 Mr. Doney Jones, who has been ill
f&r some time, seems to be improving
' I very slowly.
1 Mr. Erlie Goodwin, 'who has been
p ill fdr the past few days, is improving.
Mr. Bob Horton is recovering from
' an attack cf influenza.
I Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Lewis of
Saxapahaw visited his sister, Mrs.
, E. B. Farrar last Sunday.
Mrs. Alta Goodwin is now better
after a short illness.
; Misses Leta and Hallie Goodwin
were welcome visitors at the school
Colored Teachers Take Notice
On Friday, March 12 one of the
most enjoyable as well as instructive
Teacher’s meetings was held at the
, Mitchell School, two miles west of
The principal had given an invita
, tion to meet at Mitchell's to hold our
Reading Circle or. the 12th.
Supt. Thompson gave instruction on
“How to Teach Reading in the
Grades.” present enjoyed - his
method of handling the subject matter
of the Reading Circle book.
Luncheon was served at 2:00 and it
, was one which only the folks of
Mitchell’s Community know how to
, put over.
A vote of thanks was tendered by
Supt. Thompson and sanctioned by
all the teachers present to Principal
Lubia Taylor and her assistants for
their kindly and hospitable entertain
To the Teachers who were not pres
ent, I can only say—your absence was
Our next meeting will be March
26th at the Public school in Pittsboro.
Please be present and on time. At
that time we hope to complete the
Reading* Circle Book and, take our
LAMAR V. CRUMP.
(Supt. Thompson says that the
Mitchell school building is the best
kept in the county, regardless of race.
The building is two years old and
hasn’t a scratch or pencil mark on it
inside or out. The teacher has led
in the purchase of a piano for the
school and it is paid for. A fine com
mentary the above. —Editor of The
MRS. OLDHAM KILLED
iCrs. Burdetta Oldham, who spent
several weeks in jail with her hus
band here while they awaited trial
for the robbery of stores at Bonlee
and Siler City, which trial resulted in
the sending pf the husband to the .
penitentiary, was killed in an automo
bile wreck near Candor, Montgomery .
county, Sunday night. She was riding ;
with two men and another woman.
Clemens’ Marionettes in “Jack and
the Beanstalk,” in four acts. Seen- 1
cry, light effects, music and Marvel- ’
ous Puppet Actors. Tuesday night, (
March 23, at 8:00 o’clock, at the t
school auditorium, Pittsboro, N. C. <
Civic Department Woman’s Club I
Clem Gattis o*>d Robert Hamlet in
Hospital; Three Others Suffer
Com Gattis and Robert Hamlet are
in Watts’ HosnitrJ a! most desperately I
burned and Tno-'-’as Hamlet" Frank
Gattis* and Eunle ‘ Farrington are
rAora or less seriously injured as a
result, of pouring gasoline in a stove,
Monday. It is fea'-ed 'but Mr. Clem
Gattis will die. while the extent of
Robert Hamlet’s injuries', are not so
well determined, as t the burning of
k'-s mouth suggests that there may
be inward injury.
The tragedy occurred at Will Har
ris's garage two miles west of the
Chapel Hill highway in Baldwin town
ship, Monday. The men were at the
garage and it was cold ,weather. The
site. in the stove was apparently out.
Eunie Farrington, colored, was told
to pour a little gasoline in the stove.
He did so; still the fire had not
caught up and he was told, by Mr.
Gattis we understand, to pour more
in. Just as he began pouring the
second time the fire biased up. Far
rington flung the can from him and
the burning gasoline sprinkled Clem
Gattis and Robert and Thos. Ham
let, and they were immediately in
a Thg two Hamlets rushed
for a branch a few yards away and
quenched the flames.
Frank Gattis sought to save his
father from the flames and in doing
so was badly burned about the arms.
The negro’s arm was burned, but as
he didn’t have any of the gasoline
thrown upon him his, injury was
probably due to the blaze from the
Gattis is a married man with twelve
children. The Hamlets are young
men and unmarried.
A force of road men have resumed
putting down concrete on Federal
Highway No. 1 between Dickens’
Store and Sanford. With thirty days
of good weather they expect to have
the job completed. A citizen of Pitts
boro who was Jn Sanford Monday
suggested that the completion of this
highway be celebrated by the people
of. the two towns in some fitting way.
With the completion of this end of
the road Sanford and Pittsboro will
be connected by a hard surface high
way. The celebration could be held
here in the shape of a banquet and
speaking, or why not have a picnic
over at the concrete bridge on Deep
River some warm spring day ? It
might be a good idea for the Cham
ber of Commerce, Rotary and Kiwan
is (ilubs to appoint committees to
confer with like committees from
Pittsboro in regard to the matter, set
a date and get up a program.
New Hill, Rt. 2, March 15. —Mrs.
W. T. Mann was laid to rest in New
Elam cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Her pastor, Rev. J. Fuller Johnson
was away to conduct
service and Rev. J. Lee JohnsoiT'~of
Fuquay Springs filled his place, mak
ing a very good talk, as he is always
certain to do. Mr. Mann was .un -
able to attend the funeral, but we
are glad to know he is improving.
Next Sunday is regular preaching
at New Elam, also it is Missions Day.
The Christian Denomination wishes
to raise $25,000 during the month of
March. Those who have the envel
opes are requested to carry them to
the church next Sunday. The men
and million movement is no longer
Miss Louise Holt of Merry Oaks
spent Sunday night with Miss May
Annie Myrtle Beckwith was sick
but we are glad to know she is im
News has been received here of the
marriage of Mr. James Thomas at
Henderson. He is the son of Mr. B.
W. Thomas, and a grandson of Mrs.
Bettie Thomas of this section.
KILL PEACH TREE BORERS
. Progressive Farmer
Those who did not treat the peach
trees with paradichlorobenzme last
October to control the peach tree borer
should apply it about the first w r eek
in April. * In October these peach
tree borers are small and are easily
kiiled by the gas given on by the
paradichlorobenzine. At this time of
the year they are large and tough and
can withstand more of the gas. It
is, therefore, impossible to get as
nearly 100 per cent control with the
spring application as with the fall
Apply the material in the same
way it is ordinarily applied in fall.
Scrape about an inch of the loose
dirt from around the trunk of the
peach tree, level it off with the back
of the shovel, apply one ounce of the
paradichlorobenzine in a circle about
the tree, not letting it come any closer
than an inch and a half wide. Then
cover with dirt, piling up a little
mound six or eight inches high around
the trunk of the tree. Pack it lightly
with thf 1 back of the shovel. Tear
down the mound at the end of the
An ounce is the proper dose for
trees four years old and older. Very
large and old trees should have an
ounce and a quarter. Three-year-old
trees should have about three-fcurths •
of an ounce and tWo-year-old trees |
half an ounce. , • ' r| | _
VOL. 48. NO.
Mrs. Barbara Watkins,* who spent
the winter months"with her daughter,
Mrs. C. D. Orrell at Ycmassee, S. C.
returned to her home here Sunday.
We were glad U 6 see her Yack.
Messrs. A. B. Clegg gnd J. L. Wom
ble attended an oyster supper at
Rocky River Council pear Chatham
r church last v Friday cvciu^g.
-The wllow’nr is a clipping from
tli3 News and Observer:
‘"'Mon?ure 1f.".: d 13. —-Mrs. Phbebe
Tsi/erscn Woucblo announces the en
gacement of. her daughter, Esther
Phoebe, to Mr. Witherspoon Withers
Addickes of York, South Carolina, the
wedding to Dike place in June.
The Fr,worth I eague’s subject Sun
day. evening wap “Prohibition.” Inter
esting • letters were made by A. B.
Clegg, K. G. Self, and W. W. Sted-
In suite of the snow and coldrtess
of the "weather, the Quarterly meet
ing was held at Moncure Methodist
church last Saturday. There were not
very many present, as it wfis such a
bad day. Rev. J. B. Bundy Was pres
ent and preached a good sermon Sat
urday morning on “Forgetting and
Forgiving.” Then dinner was enjoy
ed. The business session ednvened in
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Womble enter
tained Rev. J. D. Bundy and Rev. C.
M. Lance Saturday night.
Sunday morning at 11 o’clock Rev. -
J. D. Bundy preached an excellent
sermon from I Corinthians 1:21.
Miss Tula Mims, who is attending
the Conservatory of Music at Dur
ham, and Mrs. Dewey Mims also of
Durham, visited Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Holmes last week-end.
Mrs. S.'V. Holt, who clerked in
Lambeth Bros. Store for many years,
was married last Wednesday eve
ning, March 10 th at her mother’s
home, Mrs. J. C7 Davis at Raleigh to
Mr. Charles Johnson of Fuquay
Springs. . , ,
Mrs. Johnson made a good ana ex
ficient, clerk. She had a jolly and
sweet disposition and won many
friends while living in Moncure. She
was ready at all times to visit and
help the sick and was a good worker
in the church. She was progressive
and did all she could for the upbuild
ing of Moncure. .
Mr. Johnson of Fuquay Springs
was a good business man and a C0I V“
tractor and has accumulated much
We wish Mr. and Mrs. Jonnson
many years of happy bliss and ex
tend to them congratulations.
“"SLICK THIEF CAUGHT
Virgil Davis in Jail for Robbery of
White's Store r
Virgil Davis, colored, formerly
janitor at the court house, has taken
up his abode at the county jail. Vir-
gil apparently got too. familiar with
‘ carrying keys when janitor. Any
way, he had one that"would fit White s
store at the depot, and acknowledges
1 that he has also entered the Farm
, ers’ Bank and the Pittsboro Case.
Tom Saunders, colored, has been
sleeping in the little shop formerly
occupied by White’s meat market,
hardby the. present location ox the
! White business.. Sunday he was ap
proached by Virgil Davis and a sued
if he would be there that night. It
seems that Tom thought \ irgil want
; ed to sleep with him and said tnat
he wouldn’t be there,. that he was
going to spend the night with his
brother. Thus the trap was unwit
tingly set. That night Torn heaid a
rambling about and decided it was
in the store. Going out, he was just
in time to see Virgil lock the door as
he departed. There were no words
passed then, but the next morning
Tom told Davis he saw him. Davis
at first denied that itr was he, but Tom
assured him he knew him alright. Da
vis then said they would think it ws
Tom, but Tom took good care that
“they” wouldn’t. He told, aiul Davis,
arrested, was discovered to nave on
some of the garments stolen the night
before, also a pair of pants stolen
on a previous occasion. The stolen ,
pants were covered by a second, pair
which he wore.
He admitted that he had been in
the store before and had been m the
bank and the case. He had got
nothing in the bank, and|Compara
tively little from the case. In fact,
the stealings from all the places seem
small for one who had such easy ac
Manndale and Roscoc to Have R. F. D.
• Service —Route 2
In accordance with a letter I re
ceived from the fourth Assistant
Postmaster General, on October 13th,
1925 in which statement "was made
that amendment to Pittsooro Rt. 2 ex
tending said route around by Mann
dale and Roscoe abolishing the Post
offices at these two points would be
granted if the next Congress made the
necessary appropriation, I desire to
state that I arn just in receipt of an
official notice from the Department
saying the appropriation had been
made, and the amendment on Pitts
boro Rt. 2 had been approved to take
effect April Ist, 1926. So I urge the
good people in and around Manndale
and Roscoe tb purchase modern mail
boxes and station them all am tbe
right hand side of road and as
close to the road as it is practical co
have them. This improvement m
mail facilities Mor these people will
t . a „felt necessity.
S. D. JOHNSON, P. M.