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KtABUSHED SEPTEMBER 19, 1878.
§o} SHERIFF ARE
I MOST important
IpjhJical Recorder Says Present
I Race More Than Matter
of Mere Politics
I X \OT TEST, SAYS EDITOR
Dr. Livingston Johnston Is Urg
ing Readers To Use Great
Care In Casting Their Votes
For Sheriff and Solicitor In
Coining Primary: Same Stand
(News and Observer)
Taking the same stand that was
*«taken by Dr. W. A. Stanbury in a
■ recent sermon at Edenton Street
■ Methodist Church, Dr. Livingston
■ Johnson, editor of the Biblical Re
■ corder, in an editorial in the cuhrent
I | ssue of the organ of the Baptist de
■ nomination in North Carolina urges
I his readers to “exercise great care in
I casting their votes, especially for the
I ni en to whom is committed the duty
■ of seeing that the law is enforced.”
“If this were a matter of mere poli-
I tics, this paper would have nothing to
I say about it but great moral issues
I are involved,” declares the editorial
I which begins with the assertion:
I “Perhaps the two most important of-
I fices to be voted for in the approaeh-
I ing primary are sheriff and solicitor.”
“It ought to go w'ithout saying,”
I declares the editorial that a man
I who is a member of a church can be
I put down as a moral man and a law-
I abiding citizen; but alas! such is not
I always the case. Sometimes a mar
I who holds a high position in a church
I has the reputation of being immoral,
I and of sympathizing with violators of
I the prohibition law.”
Dr. Johnson’s Editorial
The editorial follows in full:
“Perhaps the two most important
I orTlcers to be voted for in the ap
f preaching primary are sheriff and
I solicitor. The solicitor prosecutes
■ those charged with crime, but he can-
F not do this unless the offenders are
■ apprehended and brought to court.
This is specifically the duty of the
sheriff. A sheriff and solicitor should
both be known as moral, law-abiding
citizens. If they themselves are vio
lators of the law, or are in sympathy
with those who do violate it, we can
not suppress lawlessness. The soli
citor may do his duty, but the first
step must be taken by the sheriff.
"It ought to go without saying that
a man who is a member of a church
can be put down as a moral man and
law-abiding citizen but alas! such is
not always the case. Sometimes a
man who holds a high position in a
church has the reputation of being
immoral, and of sympathizing with
violators of the prohibition law.
“While it is necessary to have good
men fill all our offices, it is of su
preme importance that the sheriff
and solicitor be men whose reputa
tions are unsullied. If this were a
matter of mere politics, this paper
would have nothing to say about it,
but great moral issues, are involved
and for this reason we are urging
our readers to exercise great care in
casting their votes, especially for
the men to whom are committed the
duty of seeing that the law is en
Addressing his congregation on
Sunday, May 16, Dr. Stanbury said:
“Perhaps the issue between the
moral and 'immoral elements in our
country have never been clearer, in
exact proportion, the duty of Chris
tian men and women, who have the
protection of youth and family life
trom the corruptions incident to the
oootleg liquor traffic and from the
befoulments of unhindered vice, at
heart, is also clear. It is their duty
as children of light, to be as vise
and as watchful and as active as the
children of this world. It is their
duty to be as truly and as vigorous
ly Christian when they vote in June
as when they worship and pray and
listen to sermons this Sunday morn
ing in May.”—Pol. Adv.
A GOOD CHURCH MEETING
The Woman’s Auxiliary of St. Bar
tholemew’s Episcopal church met with
0 S ‘ Arthur H. London Thursday af
ternoon. The program prepared for
the afternoon by Mrs. Arthur London
was quite unique and interesting in
detail. It was really a United
thanksgiving Offering Convention.
The meeting was opened with pray
ers and hymns. Articles on United
thank Offering were read by the fol
lowing in the order named:
, Mrs. Henry A. London, Mrs. F. C.
Mann, Mrs. Victor R. Johnson anc
txrs. Daniel Bell, showing aim, pur
pose and results of this offering
Lach member was then asked t(
make a report as though she v/ere :
Dlue Box herself. These reports were
splendid, and did much to impress thf
importance of this our Blue Box
fnank Offering on each one. Resolu
tions were read by Mrs. W. L. Powell
on these reports and the resolutions
At the conclusion of the meeting
sandwiches and coffee were served.
The Chatham Record
Senator Lee S. Overman.
New Elam News.
New Hill, M*y 31.—Mr. W. ?M.
Goodwin motored to Hamlet last week
and was accompanied by Miss Mag
gie Marks, a trained nurse, who is
going to nurse Mrs. Ben Goodwin.
Miss Marks has been spending several
weeks with Mrs. G. L. Mann and will
be greatly missed in this community.
Mrs. G. L. Mann spent one day last
week in Sanford with her sister, Mrs.
0. M. Goodwin. "
Mrs. Addie Webster, Rennie and
Dwight Webster spent Friday night
near Bynum with Mr .and Mrs. J.
Mr. Monroe Poe, Miss Mozell and ■
Brice Poe spent a few days in South
ern Pines last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin R. Hearne and
Mr. and Mrs. Kemp Goodwin and little i
son of little Rock, S. C. spent a few
days recently in this section with
While loading logs one day last
week, Herbert Holt happened to the
misfortune of hurting his right foot.
In some way the chain broke and a
log fell on his foot. We certainly
hope he will soon be able to go back
to work again.
Mrs. W. A. Drake spent the week
end with her mother, Mrs. Bettie
Thomas on Pittsboro, Route 1.
Mrs. S. C. Hughes of Snow Hill
spent last week with her daughter
Mrs. G. F. Carr.
Mr. Millard Goodwin spent the
week-end at Broadway with, Mr. E. T.
Mann and family. He was accom
j panied home by Mary Lee Mann.
Mr. and Mrs. Sexton Sauls and
children were Sunday guests of rela
tives at Mrs. Lina Holt of Varina is
the guest of Mrs. E. H. Holt.
We have a few cases of measles in
our section, though they are not seri
ous. There are not many people
through here to have the measles,
: only small children.
TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS
OF CHATHAM COUNTY:
I understand that it is being cor
culated throughout the county that if
I am nominated and elected Sheriff
that I would not put forth any effort
to enforce the prohibition law. The
report is also being circulated by
my enemies that I am not a prohibi
tionist. I wish to correct these false
and malicious statements so far as
possible. These statements certainly
must have been started by my poli
tical enemies. I do not believe that
they were started, or circulated, by
my opponent, Sheriff Blair, for he
knows me well enough to know that
the statements are not true, and I
know he is too much of a gentleman
to be a party to such false and mili
If nominated and elected Sheriff of
this county I pledge myself to do all
in my power towards law enforce
ment, and especially towards enforce
ment of the prohibition law. Os
course, I want al lthe support I can
get from the voters in the-Primary
on next Saturday, but I want to say
most emphatically that if anyone
votes for me with the hope or expec
tation that the prohibition law en
forcement in this county will be
lightened, or overlooked in the least
respect, this one will be most sadly
mistaken, for it will be my expecta
tion to maintain the high standard
set by my opponent and his prede
cessors in office.
It hurts me to think that such false
and malicious reports should have
been circulated, for I do feel that
both my private and public life has
been so conducted that the people of
this county should not question or
doubt that I am in favor of strict
enforcement of the prohibition law.
I trust that I have made myself
clear, and I hope that it can be said
that no one has cast his vote against
me for fear that I will not enforce
the prohibition law; also that no one
will cast his vote for me, thinking
that he will weaken enforcement of
the prohibition law in Chatham Coun
J. DEWEY DORSETT.
The following white couples have
secured marriage license since May
10: G. R. Markham and Sallie L.
Arnold; Frank G. Brooks and Louise
5. Cunningham, Edmond Williams
nd Della Mae Barker; John W\ Cole
and Martha P. Pearson, T. Raymond
Wilkie and Clara E. Bell; James
Harrington and Lucinda Lee: Willie
G. Phillips and Brona D. Carter.
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, Thursday, June 3,1926
Julian Moore is spending a few
days With his parents Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Moore previous to his gradu
ation at State College.
Miss Frances L. Beal of Durham
spent the week-end with relatives
Miss Viola Johnson of Pineland
School for girls and Miss Virginia
Murchison of Meredith College are at
home for the summer.
Mr. John Wesley Russell of this
place was one of the students of San
ford high school who graduated last
Mr. C. S. Martin left Monday to ac
cept a position at Madison with the
A. and Y. R. R.
Mr. D. E. Murchison has accepted
a position with Carolina Fire Proof
Mr. J. B. Little and family of Merry
Oaks were visitors Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Little.
Mrs. D. M. Tyner delightfully en
tertained a number of young people
Wednesday evening from eight until
eleven. The occasion being a sur
prise party for Miss Bessie Poe, one
of our popular young ladies. A con
test and several games were enjoyed
after which refreshments in the way
of cream and cake were served. Those
present were Misses Alma and May
Osborne, Jettie and Mary Phillips,
Ina Lakey, Margaret and Isabelle
Palmer, Helen Wicker, Blanche Wil
kie, Annie and Elsie Tyner, Bessie
Poe, Louise Jourdan, Messrs. Wiley
and Billie Beal, Beaufort and Bright
Phillips, Billie Russell, Byron John
son, Robert Jourdan, Richard Moore,
Clarence Wilkie, Martin Palmer, Mack
Mr. A. B. Riddle of Durham spent
the week-end here with his familv.
Mrs. D. L. Tripp of Chapel Hill
spent Saturday and Sunday here with
her mother, Mrs. E. Riggsbee.
Mr. Potts and Mr. Odell Butler of
Durham spent the week-end here vis
iting Mr. A. B. Riddle and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Poe and son,
Mrs. W. A. Poe and Mrs. L. J. An
drews of Durham spent Sunday here
with their sister, Mrs. E. Riggsbee,
who has been sick, but is much im
proved at this writing.
Mrs. Pardou and Mrs. Duncan of
near Chapel Hill spent Monday here
with Mrs. W. L. Carter.
Rev. C. E. Ruffin of Ellerbee was
with us last week-end and conducted
service here in the Methodist church
each night. His preaching was very
much enjoyed by all.
On last Friday night the Ladies
Aid Society of this place gave Mrs.
R. L. Eubanks a shower of various
articles which are needful in a home.
Mrs. Eubanks had the misfortune of
getting her home and contents burned
some time ago.
Mr. r..: : Mrs. C. L. Neal spent the
week-end in Durham visiting Mrs.
Neal’s mother, Mrs. R. L. Smith.
Miss Nell Page Atwater of Durham
spent the week-end here with her
father and friends.
On next Sunday, June the 6th
Children’s Day will be observed at
Cedar Grove church on the Haw
River circuit. Dinner will be served
on the grounds. The public is cor
dially invited. All are expecting a
Mr. and Mrs. John Snipes of Route
1 spent the week-end with Mr.
Snipes’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
SILER CITY SCHOOLS
TO HAVE NEW HEAD
W. G. Coltrane, of Grifton, Is Elected
Superintendent and F. P.
Siler City, May 27. —Os interest is
the announcement today by Junius
Wren, secretary of the local school
board, of the election of W. G. Col
trane, as superintendent for the com
ing year to succeed S. J. Husketh,
who is retiring after having held this
position for the past four years. Mr.
Coltrane comes from Grifton, where
he has been engaged in his profession
for ten successive years.
The board also elected F. P. Chap
man, of Whiteville, as principal of
athletics. Other members of the
high school and director of faculty
will be elected at an early date.
W. A. Headen and Mr. and Mrs. C.
B. Thomas have returned from Gains
ville, Ga., where they attended the
commencement programs at Riverside
Military academy, from which insti
tution William Headen and Fred
Thomas were graduated. The young
men accompanied their parents home
and will spend the summer vacation
The union revival services being
held this week at the Methodist
church by the three local ministers.
Training Class Commencement
Pittsboro and all Chatham county
are peculiarly favored in the estab
lishment here of the teacher-training
class, which for two years has been
under the efficient charge of Miss
rtutn Berry. The second session has
ended. The class gave what Supt.
Thompson terms the best play ever
given in a Chatham school, “Daddy
.uong Legs.” Another leature of the
commencement exercises was the, ad
dress of Dr. C. C. Taylor of State
College. The members of the class
were named last week.
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“JIMMIE” HANCOCK GONE
Chatham s Tiny Citizen Passes Under
Exceedingly Distressing Circum
only 30 lbs.
B«ar Creek. N. C., May 31. —Jimmie
. Hancock, known all over this sec
tion as “Little Jim,” died Sunday
afternoon at 12:45 in Scott’s Hospital
This is one of the saddest deaths
that has occurred recently in this
community. Little Jim attended an
ice-cream supper at Mr. W. A. Phil
lips’ Saturday night and at midnight
so , me J , b . oys . called Mr. Phillips and
asked him if they might place him in
his barn and if he would not look af
him. Sunday morning when Mr.
Phillips went out to feed his stock he
found Jimmie in the barn unconscious
and struggling for breath. He noti
fied his brother, George H. Hancock,
who immediately carried him to Glen
don where Dr. M. E. Street examined
him and state that he was suffering
from a cerebral hemmorage and ad
vised that he be carried at once to a
hospital where something might be
done for him. He was then carried
to another brother’s home, Mr. John
H. Hancock, who took him in his car
to the Scott hospital, where he passed
away at a quarter to 1:00 p. m.
He was buried at Tyson’s Creek
, Baptist Church at 4:00 p. m., Mon
, day, the service being conducted by
Rev. Grover C. Phillips, who read
Job 14 and spoke from 2 Kings 20:1.
- A very large crowd attended the fun
eral service, many not being able to
get a seat in the church.
, Mr. Hancock was bom March 20,
1873 and was a son of Mr. Mack Han
cock and Mrs. Parlee (Smith) Han
cock, who later married Mr. Thomas
Gerrey. He is survived by two full
brothers, Messrs. George H. and
John M. Hancock and by five half
brothers and sisters, -Messrs. Oscar
and William Gerrey ms H.
B. Phillips, C. H. Wilkie and G. H.
Shuskey. Also one half brother by
marriage, Mr. T. H. Gerrey. The
Gerrey s all live in Walnut Cove ex
cept Mrs. Phillips, who lives at Siler
City and Mrs. Wilkie, who lives at
Bear Creek, Route 1. The Hancocks
live near the old home place where
they were reared about three miles
Southwest of Bear Creek.
Up until he was thirty-five years
of age Mr. Hancock’s average weight
was only about 50 pounds, but he
reached the weight of around 100
pounds at the time of his death. His
father’s average weight was thirty
five pounds and he was but thirty in
ches in height, being one of the
smallest men cv.r; hir-e lived in this
section. We understand that he had
six children born to him and his good
wife (who was a large woman,
weighing 250 pounds) three of them
were small, like their father and three
cf them were of average size. Two of
the small ones died in infancy and
one of the larger, the other three,
John, George and Jimmie, living to
Little Jimmie was loved by every
body who knew him, was of a most
congenial and friendly disposition,
full of life and humor, and was the
warm friend of every person he knew.
We shall miss his familiar form as
he went from place to among
his friends. The writer would com
mend his sorrowing people to Him
who is ever the comfort arc! help of
those who suffer grief. He doeth
. all things well.
GROVER C. PHILLIPS.
Bear Creek, N. C., May 31, 1926.
AND SUPT. A. T. WARD
Editor The Chatham Record,
I wish to commend our County Corn
> 'missioners for one of the most for
ward steps taken for the interest of
Chatham County. As a citizen of
l Chatham I am sure that ninety per
cent of the people of this County ap
prove and will continue to laud them
for their wise decision when they de
. cided to give Chatham County road
! manager to work out a system cf
[ building and maintaining our roads.
I think our Board was very for
tunate indeed, and are to be con
gratulated for their ability to reach
[ out and secure from our State High
’ 'way a man of experience and ability
[ in the person of Mr. A. T. Ward for
\ this position. Mr. Ward is no
stranger here; he served two years
as County Commissioner, and four
f years with State Highway Com
\ mission; and he is familiar with our
r local road conditions. He will make
an excellent load manager. I know
Mr. Ward personally, and will say
’ that he has a reputation without re
s proach; he is a gentleman of courage
| and ability, and will work for the best
. interests of the County.
I wish to thank Mr. Ward person
-1 ally for the excellent condition he has
, our roads in, at the present time. I
drive over the roads quite often and
will say that I have seen quite a
. change for the better. I believe, at
the present rate, within two yearg
Chatham will be second to no county
in the State in good roads. It is won
derful to see the transformation tak
ing place over the county. Roads are
. being widened; rocks removed; and
short links built connecting the roads
i with our Highway system; making
i it possible to alive in almost auy ui
i rection over the county; and thereby
saving many miles for the traveler.
> Bynum, N. C., May 31st, 1926.
T. A. THOMPSON
Mrs. W. B. Chapin, after spending
several weeks in a Richmond hos
pital, arrived home a few days ago
THE AVENT FERRY BRIDGE
Lee and Chatham Make It a 50-50 Job
—Contract to be Let—Main
Bridge 540 Feet I
Discussing the action of the Lee and
Chatham commissioners in a jqjfit
session at Pittsboro Friday, May 23,
with regard to building a bridge a
cross the Cape Fear at A vent’s Ferry,
the Sanford Express says:
‘•For several years the question of
constructing a bridge across the Cape
Fear River at Avent’s Ferry has
been discussed by people on both sides
of the river and by the commissioners
of both Lee and Chatham. Meetings
were held from time to time, but it
seemed it was hard for the commis
sioners of the two counties to get
together on any proposition proposed.
But it seems that during the past few
weeks the matter has taken concrete
shape and there is bright prospect of
the proposed bridge being built in
the near future.
Some time ago the matter of mak
ing the surveys and the estimate of
the cost of the bridge was placed in
the hands of Gilbert C. White Com
pany, civil engineers, of Durham.
They came down, made the survey
and submitted a report of the cost
of the bridge to the commissioners
of the two counties. According to
their estimate a steel bridge would
cost $60,000 and concrete bridge
$75,000. This is the cost of the
bridge proper and does not in
cline the cost of the approaches
api perhaps one or two small bridges
leading to the main bridge. Accord
ing to the report the main bridge
would be 540 feet long. It is esti
mated that a short bridge on this side
of the river would cost Lee county
about 16,000. This does not include
the entire cost of the Lee county
approach. Chatham county, would,
of course build the approach on the
other side of The river. The river
bridge can be constructed and used
without building the small bridge at
this time. Very seldom the water
would be high enough to prevent peo
ple from crossing the river bridge.
The commissioners of the two
counties met at Pittsboro last Friday
and after discussing the matter from
every angle passed a resolution order
ing that the bridge be advertised for
letting, with the proviso that any
and all bids can be rejected should
the commissioners of the two counties
find this course advisable. Bonds
will probably be issued by the two
counties for the construction of the
According to the contract with Gil
bert C. White Company should the
bridge be built they are to draw six
per cent of the cost of the structure
for making measurements, soundings,
estimates, and other service rendered j
in connection with the preliminary
surveys. Should the commissioners
of the two counties decide not to
build the bridge the surveyors would
be paid not exceeding 2 per cent for
service rendered.. The commissioners
who attended the joint meeting from
this county were Chairman T. A. Rid
dle, W. Gilliam Brown and Percy Sey
mour. They were accompanied by
County Attorney W. R. Williams and
County Auditor J. M. Clark.”
Court calendar for criminal term,
commencing June 7th, 1926. Hon. N.
A. Sinclair, Judge Presiding.
Monday, June 7th, 1926.
56 State vs. Lenning Mashburn.
90 State vs. A. L. Dunn
93 State vs. J. O. Medlin •
132 State vs. J. W. Allred
182 State vs. Lenning Mashburn
183 State vs. Lewis Rogers
. 185 State vs. Prince Matthews
.. 188 State vs. John Kidd •
• 191 State vs. Shed Petty
? 194 State vs. Off Gunter
- 243 State vs. Adolphus Dickens
. 244 State vs. Fletcher Dowdy
i 206 State vs. L. P. Wilkins
. 208 State vs. Howard Stackhouse
[ 209 State vs. Will Emerson
Tuesday, June Bth, 1926.
224 State vs. Marvin A. Conklin
. 229 State vs. Ernest Brown
. 231 State vs. J. A. Stephens
t 232 State vs. Charlie Alston
- 233 State vs. Fletcher Siler ,
• 235 State vs. Claud Hicks
■ 241 State vs. Jim Hearn
i 242 State vs. Horace Phillips
All jail cases not calendared will
be called on Monday. All defendants
who are bound to appear to show*
• good behavior or pay costs will ap
pear on Monday.
All other cases not on calendar will
be called at the end of Tuesday's cal
Defendants and witnesses need not
appear until the day on which their
case is calendared.
E. B. HATCH,
Clerk Superior Court Chatham Co.
The dry weather continuing up this
writing has played havoc with crop
prospects. Very little cotton is up,
and the danger is that the seed germ
inated and died. Gentle showers
Monday evening and night and the
promise of more Tuesday evening,
which promise we hope to have seen
fulfilled before this appears in print,
gives considerable encouragement. A
seven weeks* drought at planting sea
son is a severe u»uv/
ready impoverished by two bad crop
. Miss Minnie Bell is among the large
number of young ladies receiving di
plomas at Meredith this week. She 1
gets the B. A. degree.
VOL, 48. NO.
Misses Nita White and Sarah Dan
iels who came home with Miss Cath
erine Thomas from college returned
home last Friday to Atlanta, Ga.
They were accompanied home by
Misses Catherine and Elizabeth Thom
as for a visit.
Mesdames Thomas R. Wiikie and
John Belle, Jr. spent today, Tuesday,
Mrs. Geo. W. Geide and Miss Anna
Hershey of Pennsylvania are visiting
Capt. J. H. Wissler.
Mrs. Daisy Lambeth and little
daughter, Mary Helen spent last
week-end in Fayetteville visiting her
Miss Stella Womble, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. C, Womble who
finished the training course under
Miss Berry at Pittsboro, last week,
is spending her vacation at home here.
Mrs. Julia Stedman is visiting Mrs.
R. L. Lambeth at Sanford.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas It. Wilkie
have rented rooms from Mr. Moody
Womble and are doing light house
keeping. • »
Miss Leona Johnson of Bonsai is
spending this week with Miss Mary
Womble. > .
. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Womble and
family spent last Sunday at Bynum
with Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Johnson.
We are very sorry to hear that
Mrs. Jack Thomas on Route two has
been very sick. Hope that she will
soon be better.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. D. Kennedy of
Southern Pines have moved to Lock
ville to assist with the Power Plant.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G.' Self attended
the commencement at Elon College
Mr. William Womble, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Womble has gone
to Florida wherd he has again se
cured a position with Mr. W. L.
Wade, who is building roads there.
Miss Willie Bostain and a friend are
visiting Mis 3 Katherine Hackney this
Many from Moncure are planning
to attend Children’s Day or Sunday
School Day at Mt. Zion church next
There will be Sunday School Day
at Providence church, four miles north
east of Moncure the second Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
MAY MEETING OF U. D. C.
The Winnie Davis chapter, U. D. C.
was entertained in May by Mrs. J. L.
Griffin and Mrs. E. A. Farrell at The
home of Mrs. Griffin.
The meeting was opened by prayer.
The minutes were read and the
treasurer collected dues. Mrs. Lee
Farrell, chairman of relief, reported
flowers and fruit sent to sick. Mrs.
C. C. Hamlet, chairman memorial
committee, gave a report of the Mem
orial Day exercises.
We were urged by our president,
Mrs. H. A. London to give the con
federate graves special care. Chair
man of the ways and means, Mrs. R.
H. Hayes told of plans to sell sand
wiches the day of the primary and by
unanimous vote all arrangements
were left to her and her committee.
It was voted that we each send a
card to Mrs. W. B. Chapin in St. Eliz
abeth’s Hospital, Richmond, and to
Miss Fannie Nooe at Sanatorium.
Also that we send flowers to Mrs. Will
Mrs. O. J. Peterson was named
chairman of the badge committee,
and the chapter voted to buy a
supply of flags. A new member, Miss
Fredricka Brooks was received into
Miss Margaret Womble gave in
formation about Stone Mountain
coins and also read a paper on a noted
woman spy, Mrs. Rosa Greenborough,
who is buried in Wilmington, being
one of the very few women buried
with military honors.
A rising vote of sympathy was
given Mrs. H. D. Gunter and Mrk. J.
Dixie was sung as a closing song
and a delicious ice cream course was
served by Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Far
rell assisted by the little Misses Sarah
Griffin and Hayes.
A special guest of Mrs. Griffin's was
Mrs. P. A. Hayes of Greensboro.
FOUND ON THE HOOK
The editor found the following, item
on his file and gives it for what it is
“Henry F. Durham says anybody
that has read the Bible knows, that
it does not mention anywhere in the
ten commandments not voting for
Dewey Dorsett, but it does command
us not to bear false witness against
our neighbor and to love our neighbor
as our selves, anjl if Sheriff Blair is
not our neighbor who is? But I do
not say Mr. Dorsett has failed, but
somebody has reported things per
haps on all and I fear we do not love
our neighbors as ourselves.
BUILDING IN PITTSBORO
The Baptists are adding three small
Sunday school rooms to their church.
The work is being done by Mr. Oscar
Petty. Mr. Newton Moore is erecting
an eight-room residence on his lot
in the Lanius grove. Mrs. W. L. Pow
ell is having the preliminary work
done toward the building of a new
home on the site of the one recent
lv burned. Progress i 3 being made
In changing the Nooe saw mill and
planing plant to a steam basis. Since
the blowing up of the boiler a few
years ago the plant has been operated
Iby electricity. The saw mill will be
placed near the planing plant in or
der that one boiler may furnish steam