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J. W. NOELL. EDITOR A.
'VOL. No. 1XL
FINDS BONIS OF VICTIM
MAJOR SAMUEL H. MCLEARY
King Tell* How He and Frank Har
.roll Flagged Major McLeary's Au
tomobile, Rode With Htm, Thei
Shot Their Benefactor, Taking Hii
Automobile On Wild- Jaunt Inti
Mountains; Love of Fine Shin
Proved Man's Undoing.
Cheraw, S. C., July .7.?A horribh
and nauseating heap of human bones
picked bare of flesh by carrion eaten
and covered with rotting remnants ol
clothing, today, put a definite and of
flniol a?/I _*.Ve " ?-?- ? J* ?
a<iu i vi aiic lu/skcnuja uieap'
_ pemrance of Major Samuel H. McLeary
of the, ijnitod States Arm;
which baffled solution from July 2
when the officer left Raleigh, by automobile
for Columbia, S. Q, u'nti
Wednesday, when Mortimer N. King
a mill operative of-Canton confessed
he had shot the officer two-weeks before.
This morning King made good or
his wretched story by leading officers
to a wooded spot about 200 feet from
the main north and south line ol
travel at a point twelve miles from
Cheraw. There the prisoner, who oe
his all-night ride from Canton here
had freely laughed and joked despite
the plainly expressed contempt of the
officers who accompanied him, was
transformed instantly into a cowering
and hysterical wretch in -the face of
the remains which could not by an;
remote stretch of the imagination be
termed a body.
Two hours later a coroner's jury
of Cheeterfield county, convened with
the ample form and ceremony characteristic
of all legal?proceedings in
this State, squatted solemnly on the
ground a safe distance away, heard
the evidence and started King and
N~* his accomplice who gras named only
informally, on their way to the electric
The affair definitely proves three
things: "It is still possible for a man
to be killed in broad daylight on the
public highway in this part of the
civilized world through n? other motive
than the remote chance of rob
berv: the supremo penalty of death
can be paid for no greater frime than
obeying the kindly instinct which
prompts a man with a ride to share
M-itk ,v,n.? -- *?* - ?it J---?--J
? vii iwb, ncii-aiiettuu
and persistent effort can always take
the measure of criminal intelligence.
CAMPING PARTY RETURNS .
A party of young men, composed of
Mess. Clyde Crowell, Chas. Harris,
Walacy Woods and-Clyde Bowen have
returned from a two weeks' motor
trip through the western part of the
State. In all, the party traveled 1275
miles, having visited Chimney Rock,
Brevard, Asheville, Lake Junaluska
and Blowing Rock. They scorned the
conveniences and comforts of the cit,
les spending the nights in their own
camp wherever nightfall overtook
them. The trip?was without especial
incident, except that they saw plenty
of wild game, deer, buffalo, etc in and
around the Pisgah Forest Reservation.
RED CROSS GIVES FREE
COURSE IN HOME HYGIENE
The local Red Cross Chapter has
arranged to give a free course in
Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick
to the high school girls and women of
the county. These classes are now
meeting regularly and are proving
most interesting and instructive to
those who are attending. Miss Mac-deisajd
of Atlanta has charge of thfc
course and is conducting both morning
and afternoon nfaaaea TV>? CWa?.
s ? ? ? ""?r
el feels that it is to be congratulated
upon securing the services of Hiss
Macdonald to give this course. She
has a charming personality and makes
each lesson very interesting as well
- aa instructive. ? - .?MASONIC
' There -will be special Masonic Servic
ea of the Woodsdale Lodge held at
Bethel Hill Church" on next Sunday
morning "the 27th, at. eleven o'clock
Mr". N.- J. Tbdd will preach a specia
.. _ aermon. All Master Masons especiall)
*"' ." arr cordinlly invited ami'orgM to V
>, present. A
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Below are givfn the names of the
I pupils taking the coanty 7th grade
examination. Those marked P have
passed and- are entitled to enter High
school. Those marked C are conditioned
and are subject to the rules of the
High School which they may desire
to enter,?possibly may have to stand
' an entrance examination. U
*| We are delighted at the many who
' have aspired to try this examination
'land trust that it may be an incentive
' that will greatly increase the stand1
ard of our 7th grade and that there
may be many more to stand this ev-;
amination next year. Start right this
! fall and keep it up.
AUensville High School
' Maude Ashley?C
' Early Brann?P
' Harold Gentry?P ,
' Huell Gentry?P
> Mabel Turner?C
' .Cyphers Yar bo rough?P ?
' - Caltplina J
' Fred Davis?C
Bushy Fork High Schcjoi?
i Corinna Bowes?C
i I-aRue Bradsher?C <
Let tie Long?P '
Janie Rogers?P f
j Carr Whitfield?P 1
j Katherine Whitfield?P
I Myrtle Whitfield?P
| Oak Hill 1
I Banks Berry?C
| Vance Lunsford^-C
j Floyd Murray?C
! Bertha Rogers?P '
, Ralph Fox?C ,'
Helena High School '
Addle Blalock?P !l
I Etelle Clayton?P 1
Be rman CI ayt on?P
I Minnie Crogory?B _,J
' Gilbert Pearce?P <
j Lou Day?P 1
I Victoria Garrett?C I!
Gladys Rogers?C j 1
Beatrice Young?C ,<
Bethel Hill High School
I Geraldine Clayton?P 1
i Raymond Jones?C
Frank Montague?P 1
j Harvey Morton?P t
, Catherine Puliy?P *
l Willie May Whitt?P l
Lillian Woody?P 1
Mary Woody?P 1
Mori ah s
I la Allen?P <
I Ruth Bowling?C t
! Alma Clayton?C <
Pearlie Mangum?C i
Olive Hill High School t
Bruce Clayton?P 1
, Lottie Whitt?P 1
j Franklin Winstead?P <
Harold Winstead?P I
(Continued on page five) I
j COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET. ,
An adjourned meeting of the Board c
I of County Commissioners was held c
| Monday July 21st in the Court House. ]
j The only business transacted was ,
hearing complaints of unequal valua- ,
| tion of land and errors if any. The ,
I Board regrets that a good many i
people got the idea that there was to
,be a general reduction in the valua- ,
tion of all land. No reduction will be
'made except in possible oases where <
a man is radically out of line with _
his neighbors. ~ "j
This meeting should have been held i
on the second Monday but since the
clerk neglected to have any notice of
. it published, it was adjourned till the <
third-' Monday, the 21st.
1. Tom TarheeLaays that he has found
that money will breed money and from
nrir?tsv. he intenda-to-have sortethini
besides an umbrella for a rainy
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O, NORTH CAROLINA
MISS READE DEAD
.AFTER L0N6 FIGHT
Well Known Woman Died In Asherille
After Three Years Illness
Miss Lizzie M. Reade, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reade. of Mt.
Tirzah died Friday in Asheville, according
to a message received here.
She had been under-going treatment
there for the past three years.
The body arrived in Durham Saturday
night at 8:35 o'clock and was
taken to the home of her sister, Mrs.
R. P. Reade from where the body was'
be taken to the family burying ground
in. Mt. Tirzah. The funeral was held
at the Mt. Tirzah chnrch Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock with Rev. O. Mer-j
ritt, the pastor, and Rev. W. W. Peele'
pastor of Trinity Methodist church,'
conducting the services.
Miss Reade had numerous friends
in K'oxboro and other sections of the!
state, who for the last three years
have watched with deep admiration
her brave fight for health. Her cheerful
disposition and splendid christian
character endeared her to all who
She is survived by her mother four
sisters and three brothers, as follows:
Mrs. J. P. Powers, Mrs. L. Sutherland
and Miss Lila Reade, of Wallace,
Mrs. R. P. Reade, o Durham, Dr. E. ,
G. Reade of Watertown, Conn.; J- j
W. Reade, of Burgaw; and J. FJ. Reade
Pallbearers were: Dr. George W.
Gentry, T. P. N'oell, Reginnld Harris,
Dr. Joseph A. Speed, W. R. Reade,
and R. P. Reade. Floral bearers as
ollows: Misses Emma and Lizzie Noell
Kate and Ruth Reade, Elizabeth and
.ucy Tillett, Mrs. Reginald Harris, andt
Mrs. R. H. Powell, Jr.
CONCORD CHURCH TO
HAVE CAKE SALE
Circle Number 1 of Concord Ch
will conduct a cake and pie sale at,
Jackson's Garage Saturday August
2nd from 10 to 12 o'clock A. M. Every
jousewife is urged to call early and j
view this culinary display, and see
if our products are not tempting en- j
cugh and reasonable enough to en-i
tice you to save yourself the trouble!
>nd worry of preparing a dessert for
We shall be glad at any time t0|
take orders for cakes. Phone or see,
Mrs Clarence Brooks at Wilburn and
Satterfield's store, get our prices and
leave your orders Don't forget the
late for the cake and pie sale. 7-23 2ta^
3ELIEVES THERE IS
MONEY IN FARMING.
Raleigh, N. C., July 19.?"I know:hat
farming can be made to pay if
lone right for I have made money \
;ach year," is the unqualified statement
made to County Agent Kope
Glias of Mecklenburg County by B.
?. Withers of that county. Mr. Elias
itatcs that B. F. Withers would be j
classed by some as a city farmer but]
hat he is doing the kind of farming
>f which any dirt farmer could well
ifford to be proud. In reporting on a
rip to the Wither's farm recently,
Mr. Elias says:
"Five years ago his doctor told B.j
?. Withers that he would have to getj
>ut of his office if he wanted to live.
Se therefore, turned his attention to |
:ho worn out farm of his childhood.,
ffe bought a few cows, awar of dime.!
sowed soybeans and cowpeas in thej
lummer and put in some crimson,
:lover and vetch for winter cover i
:rops. On a recent visit to this farm :
! found a field of oats that would |
make an average of 60 bushels to the
acre. In another field, of eleven acres,
alfalfa was about three feet high.
When Mr. Withers started to improve
this land it would not produce
as much as ten bhshels of corn to the
acre. Now it is one of the most promotive
farms in the vicinity."
Reports like this comeTo the State
College extension division week afterr
week telling how the use of legumes
will improve the soil, build up the
fertility of the land, and help to con-1
vert a worn ~nnt farm into a money- j
making enterprise. Agronomists of,
mo cAtcnaiuu scrrice state imn now
is the tim? fn tnske plans for sowing,
winter cover crops this fall; Man?j
farmers ore making a success of ai-f
falfa .-.nil, land tan -V. started thf^
fill for planting to ailaila la Mr.
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V Wednesday Evening J
Saturday afternoon about seven
O'clock gome kind of bottled stuff
caused Dolph Holt to open up the
throttle of his Ford a little too mnch,
thereby causing the machine to cover
territory faster than the law allows.
In passing through the business block
of Roxboro, which is difficult enough
to manage at best, his car got tangled
up, ran into the Ford coupe in which
were Mr. S. A. Jones, wife and baby,
skidded around, lost a rear wheel and
then stopped. He was arrested by Deputy,
Clayton and Policeman Moore,
who had been attracted by the reckless
driving. Monday morning he was 1
bound over to Court on twa charges:
driving an automobile while intoxicated
and assault with a deadly weapon,
amount of bond being fixed at
On a charge of intoxication in connection
with this case, Mr. L. R. Long
Was fined $6.53.
Louis Clay, col. driving car with no 1
lights, fine and cost $3.55.
R. H. Duke, Boston, Mass. speeding '
on streets, fine and cost $6.55. |
Elijah Clayton, col. carrying con-|'
coaled weapon. Bound over to court '
under bond of $100.00.
Waley Cameron, driving ear with
muffler open, fine and cost $12,55.
LARGE AMOUNT LIQUOR
SEIZED IX RAIDS
1 In response to a report that a whiskey
car was out on the edge of town, ]
officers Alelvin Clayton, Sam Oliver
and W. S. Gentry, Wednesday found '
five gallons hid in the woods. The '
ewner got rid of the stuff before the
officers arrived and no one was arrested.
Thursday jnorning the same officers:'
captured a still of about 200 gallons
capacity, poured out 3500 gallons ofj1
beer seized a car containing 10 gal- ;
Ions of whiskey and arrested a man '
giving the name of Leo. Tewder. He
was bound over under a $500 bond
thieh he put up .in cash. L1
On Saturday Messrs. Clayton and f1
Gentry destroyed a 60 gallon still with j
about 14 gallons of liquor, while-on:
Sunday they got part of an outfit oubi1
on the Allensvillc road, including a- 1
bout two gallons of liquor.
Washington. D. C.. Julv 21st.?ThprpJ1
took place at noon yesterday the marriage
of Willianr K. Moore of Rbxboro,
and Miss Nancy C. Franklin, '
whose home is near Chapel Hill. The 1
ceremony was performed by Rev. John;
E. Brings, pastor of the Calvary Baptist
Church, the event taking place]1
at the home of Mr. Briggs. who is the '
uncle of the bridegroom The young j1
couple came to Washingtion in order !
that the wedding ceremony uiulll b<_ '
performed by Mr. Briggs. Iftlr. Moore
who has spent much time here at the
home of his uncle is now in the fancy I'
grocery business at Roxboro, and his!]
bride was engaged in the millinery]'
business at the same place. Both "are '
popular young people with many 1
La3t Thursday night at about 11
o'clock the dwelling belonging to Mr.;
Roy Wrenn, on the road leading to
Leasburg just outside, the town limits
discovered to be on fire. The fire
alarm was sounded and the firefighters
were soon on the scene but the <
hose would not reach the fire. The;
dwelling, with all of the contents wsy (
totally destroyed. It was partially j
covered with insurance. ;,
No one is able to give any solution! |
as to how the fire originated, both ,
Mr. and Mrs. Wrenn being absent at |
. BARN OF TOBACCO
o . j
Mr. Oeooge W. Clayton of Hurdle ]
Mills, says let the warehousemen get i
ready, as ne cut ofti S?rn of lutiauu
this week. This is the first report we |'
haveTtad of any tobacco being cut in ~
the county, althongh of course it is
almost time for some of the southern
markets to open. Tobacco in general
in other sections of the'Virginia andNorth
Carolina halt i, not looking, aat".
good as it might, although,the crop,
in Person County has shown ttronder- .
Turtmprorcwent rewntly, indicatTtnps
are that prices will'he good, -.
uly 23rd, 1924
Miss Cornelia Thompson delight- j
fully entertained on Monday evening t
from eight to eleven o'clock. Many in- |
teresting games were enjoyed by the (
young people. Misses Dorothy Thompson
and Winnie Wilburn served de- <
lightful refreshments to the following: ,
Misses Catherine Hatchett, Vertie ,
Moore, Annie Brame. Woods. Annie ,
Rooney Brooks, Julia Winsfead, Cath- ,
eruie w instead, Lucy Mae Barnett ,
and Franklin Long, Dan Richmond, ,
Ben Stalvey, Jerry Dixon, Sidney and Arnold
Winstead and Edgar Masten. |
Mrs. Baxter Mangum .delightfully j
entertained in honor of Miss Mattic (
Rogers Smith on Saturday afternoon. (
Three tables were arranged for the (
game and many interesting progres- ,
lions were enjoyed. The house was |
attractive with all kinds of beautiful
flowers. Bridge was the game of the
afternoon. The hostess served a dclic- ,
ous ice course to the following: Misses ,
Isabel and Mation deYlaming, Elaine ,
Goode of Reidsville, Louise Thompson,
Elizabeth Harvie, Mattie Smith, Lucy '
Sievers of. Somerset Ky., Margaret '
Carlton, and Mesdames T. M. Davis, ,
E. V. Boatwright and T. B Woody
The Bridge Club met on Tuesday 1
morning with Mrs. T. B. Woody and j
Mrs. Woody also entertained in honor
of her sister Miss. Lucy Silvers. '
of Somerset, Ky. Five tables were 1
placed for the game of Bridge. The
living and dining rooms were beautiful
with summer flowers arranged
in basket and bowls. The hostess served
a delightful ice course. Those pre- '
sent were Mesdames E, M. Davis, W
S. Clary, Jr., W. T. Long, I O Wil- '
kerson, W. C. Watkins, Bowers of *
Washington, N. C.,B . A. Thaxton,
E. V. Boatwright, Baxter Mangum, !
and Misses Lucy Sievers, May Will
son, Louise Thompson, Elizabeth Harvie,
Mary Harris, Eglantine Merritt. '
Isabel deVlaming, Elaine Goode, Mar- '
ion deVlauring, Mattie Rogers Smith
and Elizabeth Noell. .
^Krs. A. S. deVlaming chaperoned a '
group of young girls on a house party 1
last week at Loch Lilly. Those pre- '
sent on the party were Misses Louise
rhoiupsuii, Isabel and Marion de- '
flaming, Eiaine Goode of Reidsville,
Elizabeth Harvie, Eglantine Merritt
ind Margaret Carlton.
On Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. '
-arr Timberlake entertained a num- '
jor of friends from Durham. Swiming '
was enjoyed and H picnic supper was
served after which the party indulged 1
jaaeing until a late hour. ,
On Monday afternoon July 14, Mas- '
:cr Marshall Fredrick and Elizabeth f
pittard celebrated their seventh and
'ighth birthday. There were several J
friends present and they all enjoyed
nany games, they also received many |
gifts. Ice cream, cake, fruit, and 1
emonade "was served.
JACK DEMPSEY HURT
IN AN AUTO SMASH ;
Los. Angeles, July 21,?Jack Dem- '
isey world's champion heavy-weight
joxer and budding motion picture 3tar,
s temporarily out of both lines of en- '
ieavor as the result of an automobile
iccident near San Juan Capistro last '
Dempsey's condition was desc ribHi
by his physicions as follows:
Dislocated right elbow; strained
seek ligaments; abrasions on right
snee and cut on scalp. He was confin;d
to his room today but appeared to
je/Suffering little. , '
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DEATH OF GEORGE W. BOWEN.
George W. Bowen of Helena died |
in Watts Hospital at 12:30 Tuesday \
morning, alter an illness of a week ,
jr 10 days, -although sick, his death ,
trma unexpected. He will he buried ?t
Mt. Tinah today at 3 o'clbck.
CARD OF THANK'S- . |
We wish to express our thanksand .
appreciation to our neighbors and
friends -for their, help' 'and -Irindaee* ;
shoftn us through the illness ar.d i
death of m?e and mother
Mrr-JTA. Kuddcr and~far.iily. ;.
per year in advancb
MEETING OF EXECCTIVE cojfcM
ITT EE OF WOMAN'8 baptist
The Executive Committee ot the
Woman's Beulah Baptist Association
net with the Superintendent, Miss
511a Graves Thompson, on Sunday
luly 13, at her lovely home In Leaa>urg.
The object of the meeting was
o make plans for the year's work.
Since this is the last year of the
IB Million Campaign, plans were
nade to do special work to try to get
ill pledges paid by the close of the
rear. Mrs. Winstead of'Roxboro, who
s chairman of the Stewardship Com.
nittee will work for more tithers and
>o help Mrs. Wilburn in her RoundUp-Campaign.
Special emphasis will
* put on the Junior work. Mrs. Garrett
of Semora plans > -? - * *
? a oumor
Rally for the association in the fall of.
k* year. It is hoped that more meats
well as women will study missions
?nd so get a greater vision of our
fork. We hope to accomplish this by
laving church schools of missions.
After the meeting. Miss Thompson
served delicious cream and fruit,
rhose present were Miss Ella Graves
Thompson Superintendent, Mrs. R. L.
Wilburn of Roxboro, Campaign Director,
Mrs. J. J. Winstead, Director
>f Stewardship, Mrs. Garrett of Semora.
Leader of Junior work. Mrs. R.
(V. Isley, of Yanceyville, leader of
Mission Study and County Leader of
Caswell, Mrs. D. W. Bradsher, of
Roxboro, who is County Leader of
Person and Leader of Persotial' Serrice,
was ill and could not attend the
FARMERS LOSING THEIR LAND.
Years ago 90 per cent of the farm!rs
in America owned their land. In
1920 only 61.9 per cent of the farmers
>wned their land, and with the intense
in foreclosures during the past
four years, especially in the wheat;rowing
sections where more than
lalf of the farmers have been forced
jff the farms or into tenantry, we
sre approaching a point where the
farmers will be mere serfs and will
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lt? vuancis >ui\ ifie mortgage sharks.
This condition requires the earnest
attention of statesmen and economists,
Sut more than that,"it requires that
;he farmers take a trip from labor
and organize.?J. M. Baer.
On Friday night the 25th at eight
/clock in the Kaplon building Miss
Macdonald of the Red Cross will give
a free demonstration of some of the
:hings being taught in the Red Cross
health classes that, should be of eseciai
interest. to the men. Subjects
hat will be taken up and thoroughly*
explained at this time will include re- ,
i.uscitation of the .drowning, how to
stop bleeding, fainting, handling a
lelpless person, bed-making and other
;hings of this nature. All men and
joys of the town and county are es- ,
>ecially invited but the demonstration
s open to all who care to attend.
PROVIDENCE LOCAL PROGRAM.
The following program will be prelented
by the Providence Local on
Saturday evening, July 26th, at 8
Talk)?"My experience with poul;ry"
W. D. White.
Rleading?"What T hope ta see beFore
1949" Miaa Alma T"?nr??
Talks?"How to grow winter cabjage"
Mess. J. T. Whitt and W. A.
Reading?"Bugville News" L. R.
E. H. Perkins, Sec.
BEULAH ASSOCIATION TO
MEET AT PROVIDENCE CHURCH
The ninetieth session of Beaulah
Baptist Association will be held on
loly 29 and 30, at Providence Church,
rhis office is in receipt of the official
program of the meeting. The sea- .
duns will Hat through all of'Tneil
lay and Wednesday and several local
speakers will appear on the program
which will no doubt proye of great v,?
interest to those in attendance. '*
Mr. Robah Baynes left- last week
for Shanghai. Chfis. where be baa ?
accepted a position with the British?
Cigarette Company, He.expects to be
abroad about jwo years.