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Mount Airy News.
TW rtfuUr Apnl Ira •t court far
4mi far a two »nk« tana for tka Mai
at bo«Jl civil and criminal eaaaa.
Judge Show oi Gfinaboro la pra
siding. Court was rallad in tha morn
ing and the grand jury salartad and
tka chant* delivered hafora dtnnar.
Tka aftamoon waa largely taken up
with the exercise* of dedicating tka
naw court house building. At theaa
exercises Judge Shaw wan auppoaad
to preside, hut hecauaa of a racant
daath in his home ha derlinad and
callad Attorney W. V. Tartar to pro
aide in hi* place.
Tha court house waa filled to ever
flowing with citizens wlNi Intoned to
the exercises from ftr.it to last with
the boot of attention. Rev. T. H,
King, of Mount Airy, opened the ex
ercises with prayer and the school
children of tho High School of Dobson
For the county commissioners At
torney E. M. I.inville presented the
building. In a Ava minute speech he
reviewed the conditions that made it
necessary that tha county have a new
capital buil ling. He spoke of the
wealth of the county and the needs,
a- ' -nade ' -ief reference to the op
position that developed aa the result
of the plans to build at this time.
While there are those who ana not
now able to agree with all the plans,
future generations will honor the men
who huilt so wisely and so well, waa
the concluaion of the iplendid effort
Mr. Linville made in preaenting the
W F. farter accepted the building
for the people in a short speech in
which he most interestingly reviewed
the conditions under which our courts
have been held for years. He tolft
of how jurya have been forced t»> go
out and shi-er under the old (fltn tree
while they tried to reach i verdict.
He spoke at some length of the wealth
of the county and th^- manufacturing
interests and insisted that a people
with our res<Mfrres and possessions
are plenty to own a nice and com
Mr. A. H. Wolfe, a young lawyer
who has recently commenced the prac
tice in the county, accepted the build
ing for the officials In a abort speech
that was a gem in every way. He said
the officials of a people are responsible
for the just enforcement of all our
laws. The building stan-fo as a mon
ument to the efforts o' our father*
who workec! out our system of laws.
It represent; the struggles of our
fathers as they dsxrloped the taws
that now furnish th*.' presert genera
tion so strong protection for both life
ft. *. rreeman a<vepte«J tie DUilrt
i»g 'or the tow j of Dohson He spc-ke
of »he time when Surry was a county
•Imost as la-:y as a state and told
how it was divided up from time to
time until the present limits were
reached. He reviewed the history of
the catting: up of the territory of the
• county, and saw the possibility of yet
further divisions. With the coming
of the new court house he saw the
bonds of union grow stronger for the
county and believes that there will
now grow up a unity of purpose that
will make of Surry one of the first
counties in the state. He brought
forth much applause when he made
reference to the able manner in which
Hr. J. B. Sparger, chairman of the
boa/d of county commissioners, per
formed his duty in the face of the
itrong opposition that developed at
the time the effort was started to
erect the new building.
rrtn. •*. ii. /men acc.-pieu ine nuuo
ing for the Schools, Attorney J. H.
Folger for the Bar of the county and
Attorney W. L. Reere a * a Temple of
Justice. Each of these gentlemen
made most interesting short speeches.
Mr. Recce saw in the building a pos
aibility of being able to get better re
suits in reaching the ends of justice
in the causes and with all the con
veniences and comforts he believes
the courts will better meet the needs
of the people. Mr. Folger insisted
that • lawyer was hotter able to serve
his client where he was furnished with
such conditions as the people now
have. He promised that the building
should never be desecrated by any
lawyvr taking an unfair advantage
in the trial of causes in the courts.
At the conclusion of the speaking
the school children sang The Star
Spangled Banner and Rev. Tom P.
Jimison concluded with a prayer that
call for as much comment for ita sim
plicity and beauty of expressionasany
other part of the dedication service.
After the above exercises were
concluded Solicitor Graves made a pa
triotic speech that would be diffi
cult to report because of the inability
Cimgrtm <ill«rri • Mtlt at war to
A «mm (Math Mr. Gwm ipgkt <rf
tha duty of Um mm who atay at hum#
ami bMk sp th* *" «n who go to tho
Croat m4 ftght. Ho «w la tho war
a task far mmy an, whathai ha i*
h«r* or orar tfcara. Tho mart who
hiii to perform Ma duty and bach ay
tho fighting aai hato at haai» la Joat
aa mueh a rolprit aa tho man who
play* falsa ia tho haat of battla.
In word* that ralteit 'irth much ap
plauao ha paid hia m;«ct to tho man
who ara not with a* In thi» »truggla
for human libarty. Aftar apeaking
of tho duty of man in tha pr**ant
■truirirla ha rearhad a striking rlimax
whon ho apped a flight of oratory
with "To hall with tha man who ia
not with u* in thia trying hour." At
thia point of tha apaorh tho audienea
waa itirrad and thrillad aa on* raroly
Mir an audicno: under tha influent'*
of a apoakar.
Ha spoke touchingly of the motners
who have son* in tl.> army and made
■ strong appeal to the people to bu"
bonds ,"nd grow food cropj and hark
up the army in every possible way.
A few eaaea of no special interest
were disposed of Monday afternoon.
A jury trial wan made of the cane of
David Smith and Nancy Duke charged
with living in adultery. Part of the
Monday session and moat of Tuesday
morning - :ia required to dispose of
this caae. The per tie? live in the
country • few milea east of Mount
Airy. A number of the citizens <r
that section were there and told me
court all about the relatjoiy of the
family, ao far aa '.hey know. Mr.
Smith ia 83 yearr. old and the woman
in the caae iV&2. The effort waa to
show tha^-for more than thirty year*
the tw«> old people have been living in
th» Hame house together. Mr. Smith
, waa married and living with hia wife
thirty years when he allowed this
woman to come and live with hia fam
ily. I-ater his wife died and he mar
ried again. It seems that he and hia
last wife separated aome years ago
and since that time the two old people
have been living alone together. There
eemetl to be no evidence before the
court that even Unded to show that any
illicit relatione have ever existed be
tween the old folds. Just how or
| why the caae ever got into court no
| one seemed to know, further than the
| fact of it being unnatural for a man
and woman to live together under the
same roof and not be married. Much
time was required to examine the wit
nesses in an effort to make out a case
against them, and then the lawyers
| a-gued to the jury as some length.
A verdict of not guilty was returned.
Charlie Jarre!! was before the court
charged with being a manufacturer of
tipuor and with resisting arrest. This
caae was one that attracted much at
tention and made a most entertain
ing trial. Jarre!! has the reputation
of being an old offender and gets cre
dit for being a blorkader of many
years experience. He has a sore leg.
and like many other violators of the
liquor laws, plays this defect up to
the best advantage possible.
It was one of the strongest cases
and the guilt seemed to be so evident
that one was made to wonder why
the man did not plead guilty and leave
his case to the mercy of the court.
But they went to the jury and made a
lengthv trial of it and argued at
length about the caae.
It was brought out that the officers
of the law got wind of the operation
of a distiller)' in the Round Peak sec
tion some months ago and a posse of
six headed by Sheriff Helton and Dep
uty Collectors Haynes and Smith
went up to see what they could find.
They found the still hid in a hollow
and plenty of beer and all things need
ful for the malting of the liquor. They
found the coals yet alive under the
still and it bad evidently been operat
ed the night before. It Wa.i yet early
in the morning and too soon for opera
tor to be out after possibly working
late the night before. So the officers
concluded to wait in the brush and
thus they might catch the man who
was operating the plant. Thoy did
not have to wait long until Mr. Jarrell
came down the path and walked up
to the still. Evidently he saw signs
of some nature that indicated that he
was suspicious of something. He be
gan to curse and pulled out his revol
ver and defied ony one to come and
take out his still. He declared in loud
and angry terms that there were not
enough officers hid in the brush to
take his still. And then he went fur
ther with his declarations and deftetf
the officers to come on and if they
, were not willing to come to go back
iind bring the military campany, and
not satisfied with this he toid them to
bring on the navy if tbey thought they
could taka out his still. And after
, multiplying words along this line for
Every Inch Of An Up-to
Your apring shoes can be choaen here
with the amuntnce that the *tyle is absolute
ly correct; that the quality ia of th« highest
type and the pricea are very reasonable.
This last ia an important part when every
one ia trying to economize. It mean* satin
faction in style, fit and service both now and
until your shoes are entirely worn out
MEN'S NEW STYLES IN OXFORDS.
Comfort id probably the most logical
reason why men wear low shoes in the warm
weather. We have an excellent selection
in both black and tan that are bound to
please the fancy of well dressed men. For
comfort, fit, style, wear and moderatt prices
In Ladies foot-wear our mode la for
dress, street and general wear are models of
the moment. Every woman will bo inter
ested in seeing this collection of oxfords,
pumps, white kid, and canvass shoes. Our
pnceo in comparison to others elsewhere are
more moderate by degree in some instances.
We have all the new designs in childrens
footwear. So you may be assured that the
kiddies feet will be perfectly fitted at mod
erate prices if you bring the children h^re.
We cordially invite the public to call
and see our spring line of merchandise.
Every material desired is found and the
best shades of the season. There is a cer
tain distinction about the woman whose
attire is appropriate to the occasion. For
this reason we feel that for beauty and
style our stock of merchandise makes a
strong appeal to the women. We are show
ing beautiful new silks including the new
shades and styles, wonderfully pretty com
bination effects and coloring. New figured
Voiles, a beautiful range of patterns await
ing transformation into spring and sum
All those bright spring ginghams at on
ly 25c, which is 3 to 7 cents per yard cheaper
than we can buy them.
All Devonshires at 30 cents. You'll
want lots of these for your spring sewing.
"alto your selection today.
Ask to see our line of shirt waist in
georgette crepe, Crepe de Chine and voiles
in white and colors. We also have a nice
line of ladies muslin underwear.
Remember you will find here, every
thin^r to be found in an up-to-date store.^
*ome time he fired his pistol in the
direction of where an offirtr *u hid
not many feet away. Th«y were
waiting for him to get boxy and go
to work, but when he began to shoot
and a ball hit too close to be comfort
able the officers fired back and made
for their man. fie ran of course and
they soon caught him.
One interesting point brought out
*u that an open apace was made
through the wood* by trimming out
the under growth like a surveyor
makes in surveying a line. Down this
opening a man standing at the top
of the hill some distance away could
see the still at the foot of the hill.
The supposition is that a watcher was
supposed to stand guard at the top
of the hill sad notify the man who
was busy making the liquor and
warn him of any approaching danger.
And so after Jarrell hadd fired off his
pistol three times and the officers had
caught him he told them that "for
Gods sake to lets get away from here
as quick as poosible," and the fellow
was so insistent on all hands getting
away as quick as they could that the
officers actually expected that he was
afraid that he himself was trapped
along with the officer* and that he
feared that his friends might get
busy shooting at the officers down
that opening and get him along with
the others. Any way they cut up
the still and got out safely. Jarrell
was proven to be an old offender and
freely admitted most of the above
facts, but contended that he just hap
pened to be there and that he had
nothing to do with the still.
After lengthy speeches the jury
returned a verdict of not guilty, and
the Judge then sentenced him to the
Rockingham roads for twelve months
for carrying the pistol.
R. L. Chandler wu before the court
to answer the serious choree of re
moving feed from the lands of his
landlord, Rufu* Shinalt. of Rockford
township, during the fall of 1916, be
fore his rents were paid. The law
makes an offense of this nature one of
much importance and four lawyers
appeared in the case.
It was brought out in the hearing
that R. L. Chandler is a man of no
property and rents from farmers
about in that rection of the county.
He is forty years of age and has a
family. "Just a poor renter," as he
himself expresred it. During the
year lt»lB he lived on the lands of Mr.
Kufus Shinalt and made 100 bushels
of wheat on 16 acre.- of land retting
nn avciage of 6.ft bushel* to the acre.
He also produced 40 bushels of com.
After harvest he had his grain thresh
ed out and fed the men who came
along with the threshing machine and
fed their teams. He sta. kvd the straw
and gave his landlord his part of the
grain. In the fall he gathered the
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