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MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1927.
VOLUME XXXVIII. NUMBER 32.
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MURPHY TO GET
ON APRIL FIRST
Boxes Being Placed On Streets And
At Stations ? Lovingood Appoint
cd Principal Carrier
\1 I boxes are being placed on the
st ??? <>f Murphy this week in an
ticipate n of the city delivery service
bvii-' established on the first of
April* l;,,xes are being placed at the
two railw ay stations, near the hotels
and at business centers and in the
principal residential sections. The
numbering of the houses being com
pleted and patrons urged to put up
the small mail receptacles at the
doors ??f the r homes so as to be in
readiness for the service. A canvass
of the town was made this week in
the interest of securing names of pa
trons t? be served.
The announcement from Washing
ton that Murphy was to have city de
livery came about a month ago. For
mer city administrations and Cham
ber of Commerce officials had asked
for tlu* service more than two years
ago :? n?i took the necessary steps to
meet the requirements of the Wash
ington authorities by naming and
placarding the streets, numbering the
houses, taking the census of the town
and community and other necessary
steps. The results of these efforts are
just now being realized. The office
has long been a second class one and
entitled to the service on the basis
of postofTice receipts.
Two carriers will be put on when
the service is inaugurated on the first
day of April. Allen Lovingood has
been transferred from a clerkship in
the I .?l office to the principal ear
lier. An examination for the position
of part time carriers and for the va
cant clerkship in the local office was
hi Id some two weeks ago but the civil
service commission has not yet an
noune *d the appointments. The car
riers will leave the local office about
7 o'clock in the morning and make
the delivery and collection, in time
to put the mail on the trains going
<?ut of Murphy at 10 o'clock. Then a
second delivery will be made follow
ing the arrival of the trains in the
afternoon about 2 o'clock. This, it
is .-aid will make a very satisfactory
handling of the mail and the patrons
are all expected to be pleased with
the new service.
Rev. E. J. Pipes, of Franklin, will
conduct services at the Episcopal
church here next Sunday at the 11
o'clock hour, according to announce
ment this week by members of the
congregation. A cordial invitation
i.v extended to the public.
Athens, Tenn., IVfarch 11, (Spl.) ? I
A portrait of the late Col. T. M.
Burkett, attorney of Athens, was
presented to McMinn circuit court
with appropriate ceremonies at the
regular meeting of the circuit court
in session in Athens this week.
The presentation was made by W.
Miller of Chattanooga, nephew of
Colonel Burkett, and was accepted by
Col. E. B. Madison, member of the
Members of the McMinn County
Bar association made talks, paying
h'grh tribute of respect to the late
Colonel Burkett. Speakers were H.
Candler, Clem J. Jones, R. A.
Davis, Judge Pat Quinn, Frank K.
Boyd, Judge S. C. Btown. ? Knoxville
^ Col. Burkett was a brother of Mrs.
Nettie Dickey, of our city, and was
^'ell known in this section, having
Visited here a number of times, and
fiends will be glad to learn that this
slKnal honor has been accorded his
Papers of incorporation ior the
Muprphy Steam Ijaundrv Company
were received here today and filed in
the clerk's office for registration. In
corporators include Dr. E. E. Adams,
W. M. Fain, E. P. Hawkins. R .W.
Gray, W. C. Gathings, H. G. Elkins
and B. W. Sipe. The papers author
ize a capital of $10,000 with 14
shares subscribed for. The conipan \
is authorized to do a general laundry
business and dry cleaning and press
ing in connection.
Funeral Services For Mrs. Josephine
Evans Held at Old Home Place
Mrs. Josephine Evans, 85 years "I
months and eight days old, died at the
home of her son, W. A. Evans on
March 8th, about 3 o'clock, of cancer,
after having been confined to her
bed fifty-three days. She had been
in feeble health for sometime.
Mrs. Evans was the widow of th
late A. E. Evans, who preceded hei
to the grave by about forty-six years.
She belonged to one of the most
prominent families of the county in
which she spent practically all her
lite, and a faithful member of the
Methodist Church for more than a
Funeral services were held on the
9th at 1 o'clock by He v. Noble at the
old Evans home place near Ranger,
and interment was in the family bur
ial ground at the Walker cemetery.
She is survived by one son, \V. A.
Evans, of Murphy, with whom she
made her home; two daughters, Miss
Lizzie Evans and Mrs. Cora Dickey,
of Murphy; two sisters, Mrs. Ella
Long and Mrs. J. M. Dickey, of Han
ger; four brothers, W. C. and G. M.
Walker of Letitia; J. D. Walker of
Andrews, and Dr. C. F. Walker, of
Judge McDaniel Likes
Murphy And Section
Judge H. S. McDaniel, of Fairburn
and Atlanta, Ga., special representa
tive of the Eureka Fire Hose Manu
facturing Co., was a business visitor
in town Wednesday, and while here
was a pleasant caller at The Scout
office. Mr. McDaniel was formerly
Judge of the Fairburn Recorder's
Court and clerk of the town, and is
an esteemed friend of the editor. The
Judge was greatly impressed with the
beauty of our town, its wide streets,
and the signs of prosperity on every
side, and expressed the hope that he
could visit it again soon with his fam
ily on vacation.
W. M. Fain Grocery
Co. Has Corno Agency
The W. M. Fain Grocery Company
has secured the agency for Corno, a
mash feed for baby chicks that is
highly recommended. To introduce
this feed they are giving: with an or
der for a 25 pound bag of Corno
Starting: Mash a large galvanized
steel mash hopper free. See their ad
elsewhere in this issue, and if you
[want to get one of these mash hop
pers you Had better clip the coupon
c\nd act at once as this offer will not
An error appeared in the advertise
ment last week of Christopher's Lead
ing Dry Goods Store. The item of
Ladies $5.00 to $6.00 silk dresses
should have been $3.95, instead of
$3.39. The Scout assumes responsi
bility for the error and the correc
tion is gladly made.
OPERETTA TO BE
PRESENTED APR. 1
BY MUSIC CLUB
"Miss Cherryblossom,'* Japanese;
Musical Comedy, Promises to
Eclipse Anything Yet Presented
Friday night April l>t is the date
set for presenting "Miss Cherryblos
som", a Japanese musical comedy in
three acts, according: to announce
ment this week by officers of the
The cast of characters is composed
of about thirty people, who are now
at work preparing the operetta for
presentation. The cast includes many
of the most outstanding amateur
players and artists of Murphy, and the
operetta promises to eclipse anything
yet presented by the Music Club.
The scene of the operetta i< on the
lawn of a well-to-do famil . of Japan,
and many intriguing situation-* arise
Ffe-t saeets West 5a the n;at,hi?K
Miss Kvelyn Barnes, an American
girl, born in Japan, and whose pa
rents die of fever, is brought up as
a Japanese maiden. Her father's
secretary uses her propert; for his
own ends. When Evelyn, who is
known as Cherryblossom, i< about
?ighteen, Worthington. the secretary,
returns to Japan on his yacht with a
party of American friends. One of
them, John Henry Smith, wishes to
marry her, but Kokemo, who has
brought her up as his own (laughter,
wants her to marry Togo, a rich poli
tician. The action of the piece cen
ters around Jack's efforts to outwit
Togo and Kokemo. Eventually Cher
ryblossom learns her true identity,
comes into her own property, marries.
Jack, and all ends happily.
Dr. J. R. Anderson of the North
Georgia Presbytery has accepted a
call to the Presbyterian church here,
which was extended some time ago by
In a letter, Dr. Anderson stated
that he would move to Murphy and
take up his new duties just as soon
as he could get released by the Geor
gia presbytery, which next meets in
April. However, he stated that if a
special meeting of this church court
could be had before the regular ses
sion in April, he would secure his re
lease then and come to the local
Dr. Anderson came to Murphy the
fifth Sunday in January and preached
at the morning and evening services
and on the second Sunday following
the congregation unanimously voted
to exted him a call to the local work.
His letter was in acceptance of this
The local church has been without
a pastor since the first of December
when Rev. E. G. Clarey resigned to
accept a call to the church at Smy
rna, Ga., just out of Atlanta. During
the interim the church has been re
novated inside, repainted the floors
finished and put in first class condi
tion. The congregation is anxious
for the arrival of Dr. Anderson.
Body Of Tennessee
Deputy Laid To Rest
At Martin's Creek
Robert Franks, deputy sheriff of
Ducktown, who was alleged to have
been shot by Homer Loudermilk some
two weeks ago when Franks entered
the latter'* home in search of liquor,
died from wounds Inst Wednesday,
and the body brought to Old Martin's
Creek, this county for funeral and
interment. Franks was a former
Cherokee county boy. having been
reared near Kinsey, and was well
New School Board
Is Sworn In For
The newly appointed school board
for the special chartered district of
Murphy was sworn in and organized
a few days ago with the election of
Dr. R. S. Parker as chairman of the
board and Attorney J. I). Mallonee
The other members of the incom
ing board are Dr. J. N. Hill, T. S.
Evans, S. W. Dickey and S. D. Akin.
This board was appointed by the re
S. S. INSTITUTE
HELD AT NOTLA
Notla Church One of Oldest in Coun
ty Present Building Is Stone
Structure Erected Last Year
The Notla Township Sunday School
institute was held at the Notla Church
last Saturday. It was inter-nenomi
nationai in nature, and was well at
Many interesting talks on different
phases of Sunday school work were
heard. The township convention was
held some two or three weeks prior.
Mrs. K. G. White, is president of this
township association, and Prof. B. K.
Carroll, is secretary-treasurer.
The institute was opened at 10
o'clock in the morning with a devo
tional led by Rev. C. F. Conley, pas
tor of the Notla church. Among the
speakers on program were Prof. B.
R. Carroll; County Superintendent of
school, A. L. Martin; Rev. C. F. Mar-!
tin; C. W. Bailey; Rev. E. J. Harbi
son, pastor of the Murphy Methodist ]
church; Rev. T. L. Sasser, pastor of
the Murphy Baptist church; Kelsey
Weaver; Fred Brighton; Rev. Robert |
Bell and W. .1. Martin.
| Features of the institute were the !
demonstration by pupils of the Notla |
Sunday school, and the roundtable
I discussions as to what the different
Sunday schools were doing: and the
? tasks and problems with which they
j were confronted.
A sumptuous dinner was spread at
I the noon hour. The institute was
j presided over by Mrs. E. G. White,
: and it was the opinion of those at
| tending that great good was accom
The Notla church building is a new
structure, having been erected last
year at a cost of around $8,000.00.
it is constructed of stone, with beaut
iful painted windows. It is a sub
stantial building and a credit to the
community in which it stands. The
building committee responsible foq
the erection is composed of Mrs. E. G.
| White, chairman; R. H. Whitmorc,
Sec.-Treasurer ; T. D. Hughes, R.
P. Price, R. II. King, C. C. King, T.
J. Loudermilk and L. M. Ballew.
The Notla Church itself is one of
the oldest churc es within the county,
having been organized about eighty
years ago, with Rev. Wesley Cearley
as its first pastor. The site of the
building has been moved several times
older residents stated. The present
location is on a beautiful knoll, just
off highway No. 10, with a splendid
view of the valley and surrounding
country. On the windows appear the
names of those who are responsible
for the organization and the work of
this great old church in the past.
Murphy T o Sell
$35,000 In Bonds
For Street Work
The town of Murphy is advertising
for sale on the 2 1st day of this month
at 12 o'clock $35,000 worth of street
improvement bond* to cover street
paving jobs already completed. Buy
ers seer.i to be anxious for the bonds
and liave intimated that a good price
will be paid for them.
TO MEET HERE ON
I One Hundrew and Forty-Nine Civil
Cases Docketed for Trial ?
Cherokee County Superior Court
is scheduled to meet here on April
4th, for a two weeks term of both
criminal and civil cases, with Judge
! A. M. Stack on the bench.
One of the heaviest calendars in
I the history of the court is scheduled
to come before it, one hundred
and forty-nine cases and three mo
tions being scheduled for hearing.
-Judge Stack has a reputation for
clearing dockets. When tb(> last term
of court convened here, Judge Stack
presided and the calendar was cleared
a day or two before the court was
scheduled to adjourn.
The criminal docket is expected to
occupy thr first two days ot the term.
The list of jurors drawn for service
at this term follows:
Frank L. Ingrain, Murphy; John
Murphy, Lnaka; K. L. M. Ramsey,
Murphy: W. I,. Whitaker, Andrews;
C. S. White, Grand view; J. M. New
man. Culberson; W. H. AlJ^n, Postell;
S. S. Christopher, Murphy; W. R.
Green, Andrews; J. M. Swanson, Pos
tell; Will Snec-d, Ranger; A. M. Col
lins, Culberson; I. S. Thompson, Una
ka; U. B. Stiles, Letitia; J. R. Ray,
Murphy; J. L. Mulkey, Grand View;
J. 1'. Whitaker, Andrews; J. T.
Franks, Murphy; J. F. Garland, Cul
berson; J. D. Carringer, Murphy, R.
2; J. W. Miller; H. W. Rogers, Mur
phy- Rt 2; J. B. Harris, Culberson;
No.th V Donalc. Mui y U,. 3; li.
E. Griffith, Peachtree. Rt. 2; J. C.
Eggers, Peachtree, Rt. 2; Earnest
Hughes, Murphy, Rt. 2; Cyrus White,
Grand View; J. W. McRay, Grand
View; S. W. Bates, Rt. 3; L. L. Ma
son, Brasstown; W. K. Derrebery
Marble; J. F. Foster; T. J. Mauney,
Murphy; L. P. Pack, Wehuty; W. M.
J. E. Powell, Wehutty; Logan Law
rence, Suit; E. H. Allen, Postell; W.
A. Elliott, Murphy; L. T. Watkins,
Andrews; T. W. Dockery, Unaka; Jim
Danner, Hiawassee; J M. Allen, Pos
tell; A. W. Dockery, Grand View;
Fred Davis, Grand View; A. R. Stal
cup, Murphy, Rt. 2; Lee Coker, Mur
phy, Rt. 2; J. A. Panter, Peachtree;
J. A. Bristol, Andrews; John Killian;
Murphy; Lawson Lunsford, Peach
tree; T. A. Davis, Marble; M. T. Pap
er, Oak Park; W. D. Townson, J. P.
Stiles; Fess Davis, Grand View; P. II.
Creasman; A. M. Simonds; S. L.
I DEPUTY SHERIFF
J. A. LANCE IN THE
I CRIMINAL COURT
March 2nd, took place a very in
teresting case in the County Court
presided by Judge Axley.
It appeared that March 1st, J. A?
Lance a deputy sheriff at Marble en
I tered illegally Achilla du Fresne's
! rooms while he was away ; he e vacua
! ated all of du Fresne's household and
| office articles, and placed them in the
Du Fresne returned in thc after
noon; and seeing what had happened
got information about the trespass
ing; went to Murphy, and got Lance
In the court it developed that Jus
tice of the Peace Jim Bryson had on
February 28th, prepared a summon
to be served to du Fresne. The pap
ers were entrusted to Deputy Sheriff
1 Lance who went to du F resne's room
on thc 1st, at 9 A. M., evacuated all
the contents of thc room, and after
placed the legal papers on a nail
on the wall as a legal service.
It also developed that duFresne had
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