North Carolina Newspapers

    ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 19,1878.
COMMISSIONERS IN SESSION.
Pay Old Veterans’ Fare to Re
[ M* ll Pay u^ion an d Return.
/.nnntv commissioners were in
Th® their rooms in the court
sessl° Monday transacted mostly
if h Se b»Mness. Among other things
1 decided not to make any new
they f property this year,
as.essmen a resolution paying
I Tbey t JIS of the old Confed
the railroad tare ot at New
•t'te ' e ‘ e n r f* “rn. There will hard-
Orleans dozen of the old soldiers
lv be hlf , a k ‘‘advantage of this free
Who £ he reason as most of them
wp . are too feeble to take the long
hater"''were appointed, as fol
, * “or the different townships:
Beat Creek-B. A. Phillips.
a
I r?df—D W. Talley.
R i v er—Waverly H. Lassiter.
Had lev —A. F. Whitaker.
Hickory Mt -Alston Brooks.
»; t,^c.D.M”o r
Oakland — C. M. Pattishall.
Williams— E. J. Riggsbee
For the first time in the history of
Chatham county a woman has been
appointed tax lister. Mrs. Farrell,
from Center, is a business woman and
make one of the best listers ever
appointed.
FROM BROWN’S CHAPEL.
Pittsboro, Rt. 2, Apr. 2.—We are
glad to report that Mr. Frank Dur
ham, who recently had the misfortune
of getting his leg broken, is improv
ing
Mrs. C. W. Lutterloh spent last
week with her daughter, Mrs. H. M.
Marshall, who has returned * home
from a hospital in Burlington where
she underwent an operation for appen
dicitis. She is much improved in
health. , . . ...
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Cheek and child
ren, of Carrboro, spent Saturday night
and Sunday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Mann.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Dark and
daughter, Maxine, of Orford, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Cheek and children, of San
ford and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Griffin,
of Pittsboro, spent Sunday in the
home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. N. Justice.
Mr. and Mrs. T. 0. Justice ~ and
children spent Sunday with her moth
er, Mrs. I. H. Straughan.
Miss Lizzie Clegg is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Walter Henderson.
Miss Lila Justice spent the Easter
holidays with her mother and father.
Miss Janie Clegg spent the week
end at her home near Moncure.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Whitaker and
children spent Sunday in Carrboro vis
iting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Lutterloh,, Mrs.
C. H. Lutterloh and Mrs. W. M. Per
ry spent Sunday in Durham hospital
with Elizabeth and Charles Lutter
loh.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gurmine and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Elling
ton and Miss Pauline Wright spent
the Easter holidays with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wright.
We are sorry to report that Mrs.
France Perry is very sick.
The children in the primary room at
Gum Springs school very much en
joyed a picnic supper and egg hunt
on last Friday afternoon.
LAW ENFORCEMENT.
By Judge John D. Humphries, Atlan
ta (Ga.) Circuit.
That our State and Nation have
suffered from an abnormal amount
of crime during the last two and a
half years is too well established by
the records of our courts to admit of
doubt. A restless and unsettled state
of mind on the part of those possess
ing criminal tendencies, incident to a
recent state of war, and causing them
not to be satisfied with the honest re
turns of useful employment, has had
a large part in this unfortunate state
of affairs.
The remedy lies in a firm and con
sistent enforcement of our criminal
laws. No man can remain a good citi
zen and be a conscious, constant vio
lator of the law. The psychology of it
is bad, to say nothing of good citizen
ship or spiritual mindedness. Whether
a particular law should be repealed
not may admit of discussion, but
whether it should be enforced, never,
so long as it remains upon the stat
ute books.
A wholesome respect for law and
order should be so deeply rooted in
heart and mind that a wilful crimin
al act would not be expected to go
some degree of punishment,
inere are cases that demand the sev
erest penalty, unfortunately, it is true, j
and when demanded, courts and jur
ors should not hesitate to impose it;
out as a general rule, certainty of
Punishment is more effective in de
terrmg crime than the severity of it
“-certainty of that character and de-
F ree of punishment that will deter,
including chaingang sentences where
nnes will not deter.
dudge&jßidaßßflffi are sworn to up
hold the jtefejpood citizens should
expect support, Sid, if need be, de
it of them. This is essential to
tnat high regaaPdfor law and order
-nat a wholesome-state of society de-
Biands. v~
twW* Pittsboro’s now case opening
JJght an d see what a nice place the
essrs. Farrell have. Ladies are es
«*ally invited.
The Chatham Record
DEFICIT MAY RUN HIGHER.
Accountants Have Rummaged State’s
Business for Leak.
Special Correspondence Greensboro
* News.
Raleigh, March 30.—Without a
word from agy auditor engaged in the
vast enterprise of digging up defic
its or surpluses, expert accountants
innocently by-standing about Ra
leigh are willing to bet their last dol
lar that the State is worse behind
than even Maxwell has calculated it.
These accountants have rummaged
about the State’s business not a lit
tle and watched how the common
wealth has sought to daub the spigot
the while the bunghole was sawed
wider open. Symptoms of State bus
iness are easily diagnosed by a man
who never saw the capitol except at
Legislature time. And without exact
numbers on which to hang a perfect
story in detail, some of the results
of a running audit are found.
The best anybody has been able
to get from the railroad tax case and
the penny which the State pays for
winning it, is that special lawyers
cost North Carolina $55,000, if the
State pays the bill. And nobody can
give a very good reason for not pay
ing it. When it comes to paying for
extra help, the State is right there.
It kicks and snorts and cusses terri
bly when it is asked to pay legisla
tive members ordinary mule feed, and
it won’t pay it. It lets out a roar
of righteousness when anybody under
takes to pay a school teacher, a State
official, a judge, a governor, or a what
not a living wage, but when it comes
to handing the dough out to politi
cal favorites, the State is right there.
Nobody believes it was necessary
j to hire a single, or a married lawyer,
jto win that tax case. Frank Nash
I or Jim Manning, assistant and regu
j lar attorney general, could have beat
; en the whole posse comitatus hands
j down. Governor Morrison often has
j said Manning is the best attorney gen
i eral in the South. Nash is an un
commonly fine lawyer. Then there is
Judge George H. Brown who wanted
to do some work to earn his judicial
pension and Judge Ferguson or any
other retired jurist could have been
pulled in. But the State long before
Governor Morrison took off red-shirts
or any other kind of shirts, was wed
ded to the policy of handing special
fees out. Thousands for public pro
vender, but not a cent for the payment
of a decent salary. Governor Morri
son’s attachment of a brigade of at
torneys to the State is exactly in line
with a long list of distinguished "pre
cedents and it was wholly proper in
the program of progress that lawyers
employed by this administration
should draw vastly greater fees than
any others ever did.
, And there’s practical Tom Warren,
intensely practical. He went down
the line and came back. He cer
tainly shared the enthusiasm of his
friends over a progressive appoint
ment on the supreme court bench.
In his wisdom Governor Morrison
made another choice, but that did not
mean irretrievable loss, whatever the
Warren fee is. This is exactly the
way North Carolina does business—
politically, unintelligently, wasteful
ly, unnecessarily. But Governor Mor
rison didn’t invent the system. He
has merely set the program of prog
ress to political music. He has ap
plied super-progressive principles to
it.
MUST NOT SUPPRESS NEWS.
Washington Post.
There are more varying views as
to what a newspaper should be and
should not be, but we presume every
body will agree that the chief func
tion of a newspaper is to print the
news. It would not be a true newspa
per if it suppressed legitimate news,
or colored news to misrepresent the
truth or distorted it in order to in
jure private persons or public wel
fare. A newspaper to be worthy of
public respect and confidence, must be
fair to all, impartial and devoted to
the public interest. Necessarily it
must be without fear or intimidation
when it publishes the day’s news. It
cannot take the dictum of any one
who wishes to suppress news, or dis
tort it or misuse it for private advan
tage.
A request to a newspaper to sup
press legitimate news is similar to a
request to a merchant to quit selling
a certain legitimate kind of goods. In
order to succeed, a merchant must
carry all kinds of goods within the
scope of his service to the public. He
can not accept dictation from outsid
ers, because he must exercise his own
judgment or fail. A newspaper, if
worthy of the name, caters to the en
tire public, and therefore it must car
ry all the news that is fit to print. It
is a department store of news, and it
must maintain its lines full and with
i out adulteration.
Whenever a newspaper begins to
grind a private ax the public becomes
aware of the imposition. Whenever a
newspaper of general circulation fav
ors a certain individual, group, class
or section it risks its reputation and
is immediately indicted for bad faith.
Unless it mends its ways it loses pres
tige and finally disappears. Its only
means of existence is the confidence
of the public; hence, if managed pro
perly, it refuses to abuse the public
confidence by suppressing true news,
by distorting it or by misusing it for
private advantage.
The Daughters of the Confederacy,
we are informed, requested that the
commissioners pay the. fare of the oid
soldiers to New Orleans and return.
The request was granted.
f PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, THURSDAY, APRIL 5,1923.
A SUDDEN DEATH.
The Sad Ending of a Well-Known
Citizen Saturday.
People in Pittsboro were thrown
into a ilttle excitement Saturday
morning when word went from mouth
to mouth that Mr. J. N; Purgason, a
commission merchant in Pittsboro, had
dropped dead. ;
Mr. Purgason for the past two
years had his place of business in the j
office of Dr. W. B. Chapin and up to
Tuesday morning was in his usual
. health, altthough for some months he
had complained of a throat affection,
which, it was thought, was not seri
; dus.
The writer of this article was talk
ing to him a few minutes before his
i death and he never once thought that
; death was so near. Mr. Purgason
; was as lively as he usually is and
; seemed to be in a most talkative
i mood.
Mr. Purgason was between 55 and
! 60 years of age. He leaves a widow
l and one child by his second wife and
• two sons by his first wife. Mrs. Pur
; gason lives in Burlington, the two
5 sons living in Richmond, all of whom
i were telegraphed of the death of their
• husband and father. Mrs. Purgason
• and both of his sons arrived Satur
. day afternoon.
Funeral services were held Sunday
• at the Methodist church at 2 o’clock
l conducted by Rev. J. J. Boone. Inter
• ment was in the Methodist cemetery.
• * Dr. Chapin pronounced the cause of
i his death as heart trouble.
Mr. Purgason was a quiet, unof
-3 fensive man. He came to Pittsboro
■ from Burlington about three years
. ago and has made this place his home
r ever since, * • -
Bear Creek, Rt. 2, Apr. 2.—Mr. and
3 j Mrs. H. D. Vestal and family, of
3 Greensboro, were Easter visitors in
" and around Bear Creek.
Mrs. R. T. Beal was a week-ejid
3 visitor in Sanford, visiting her sister,
j Mrs. W. I. Williamson.
1 Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Mclver and fam
-7 ily, of Siler City, visited at Mr. E. J.
1 Mclver’s Saturday and Sunday.
' The play at Meronies Friday night
3 was well attended notwithstanding the
• inclement weather. Over S2O was re
l alized.
Mr. J. W. Pierce is improving, his
t friends will learn with pleasure.
Mr. B. S. Beaver was sick last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Straughan, of
' Burlington, were visiting relatives _on
“■’ this route recently. ’**"*
1 Miss Ollie Pike was a visitor in
5 Siler City during the week-end.
1 Mr. and Mrs. J. H.. Nall, of Pomo
i na Mills, were Easter visitors in the
home of Mr. T. P. Beaver.
, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Coggins and
• J. F. Jr., were Sunday visitors at Mr.
■ W. A. Coggins’.
5 Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Highfill and
• family, of Guilford College, visited
• Mrs. Highfill’s father, Mr. I. P. Cog
i gins, on route 2, during the week
t end. / “PHIL.”
i ■■
s Oakland News.
Moncure, Rt. 2, Apr. 2.—C. E. Bland
. and family, of Pittsboro, spent Sun
k day and Monday with Mrs. Bland’s
[ parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Burns.
Roland Bums, of Yemassee, S. C.,
> is visiting his sister, Mrs. C. M. Ed
dins.
Miss Stacy Eddins, of Durham,
spent Easter with her parents.
Miss Dora Gunter, of Durham,
spent the week-end at her home.
Mr. Dallas Griffin spent a few days
s of last week with his son, J. T. Gris
-1 fin.
Mrs. C. D. Bums and son, Robert,
■ and Mrs. Benton Roberson, spent Sun
• day and Monday with their sister, at
• Buie’s Creek.
> Miss Berta Dark spent the Easter
- holidays with her sister, Miss Wil
• ma Dark, who is teaching school near
; Bynum.
Mrs. H. C. Clegg, Sr., spent Sun
' day with Mrs. Tom Lasatei*, who has
’ been very sick and underwent an oper
; ation Sunday, but not a very serious
1 one.
; Miss Lizzie Clegg is visiting her
1 sister, Mrs. W. C. Henderson.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Knight, of Lock
ville, Miss Frizelle Knight, of Pitts
boro, and J. R. Knight, of Raleigh,
spent the week-end at their home.
Mr. S. G. -Gunter and family, of
Lucama, spent Sunday with Mr. Gun
ter’s sister, Mrs. A. B. Gunter.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Brown visited
Mrs. Brown’s parents last week.
Mt. Zion News.
Moncure, Rt. 2, Apr. 2. —A number
of the people here spent Easter Mon
day picnicing.
Miss Olivia Harmon and Mr. Obie
Harmon, of Chapel Hill, spent the
Easter holidays at home with their
father, Mr. John C. Harmon.
Mr. Dallas Griffin, of Pittsboro,
spent the Easter holidays with his
brother, Mr.*J. W. Griffin. -
Masters Claiboure and Marian Har
mon, of Raleigh, spent the Easter
holidays with their grandmother, Mrs.
J. C. Harmon.
Dr. Cox, from the eastern part of
the State, was a guest at the home
of Mr. John E. Harmon Sunday and
Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Gunter, of Lu
cama, spent Easter with Mr. and
Mrs. N. B. Gunter.
Mr. and-Mrs. T. D. Bynum, of Siler
City, spent last Sunday with his
brother, Mr. G. L. Bynum, who has
been very sick. * • |
The first brick of Alamance Hall at»
Elon College has been laid. |
■ BEWARE OF FAKE REMEDIES.
! Department Warns Cotton Planters
Against Fake Weevil “Remedies.”
The present great interest in the
boll weevil problem in the Southeast
ern States has resulted in a large
number of patented preparations and
machines that are being vigorously
•exploited, says the United States De
partment of Agriculture,
j The claims for these preparations
are not based on scientific tests al
though in many cases the persons ex
ploiting them are undoubtedly sincere
in their belief that they will yield
£ood results. Generally speaking
they are based on misinterpretations
of what occurs in the field. To deter
mine whether a remedy is effective it
is necessary to have control areas and
to consider the effects of numerous
cultural practices. It is very easy for
an untrained observer to attribute to
i some preparation he has applied, the
beneficial results of some variation in
. climatic or cultural factors.
The Department of Agriculture and
1 many of the State experiment sta
tions have tested the new boll weevil
remedies which have been proposed
from year to year and many of those
now beifig offered the public are not
essentially different from the kind
i that have been tested and discarded.
: The Association of Southern Agri
! cultural Workers, at its recent con
• vention at Memphis, heartily endorsed
I the use of the dusting method in areas
] where the yield of cotton was high
; enough to warrant the expense. It
also endorsed the Florida method for
the region in whieh it has been prov
en to be applicable, and further re
; commends extensive tests of this me
■thod in other regions of light yields.
In another paragraph it called at*-
tention to the fact that the molasses
! arsenate treatment, although not yet
( subjected to sufficiently detailed ex
■ ‘ perimental tests to warrant its en-
I dorsement, had apparently given re-
I I suits over a wide area that warranted
i j farther consideration, and it, there
fore recommended thorough and im
’ i mediate tests of this method by State
| and Federal agencies,
j If anything of value is discovered
1 j by the State experiment stations or
!by the Federal Department, prompt
' and widespread notice of the fact
| will be given the public.
FALL CREEK ITEMS.
Bar Creek, Rt. 3, Apr. 3.—Mr. and
S Mrs. Robert Willet spent the week
-end with Mrs. Willet’s mother, Mrs.
i Amanda Brewer.
T '"Mr. Ross Brewer and family, of
Bonlee, and Mrs. C. R. Jones and sop,
Victor, spent Saturday night and Sun
day with Mrs. Sarah Phillips.
: Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Fesmire, of
Siler City, and Mr. and Mrs. F. B.
, Fennison, of Pinehurst, were visitors
at Mr. A. H. Brooks’ Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Klass, of Vir
ginia and Mr. and Mrs. John Moore
were visitors of Mr. Rich Klass Sun
day and Sunday night.
Mr. Lonnie Phillips left about two
weeks ago for Alabama where he has
accepted a position as a medicine sal
esman.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Spoon, of Ashe
boro, were visitors of Mr. J. W. Brew
er Saturday night.
Miss Pearl Hudson, of Virginia, was
a visitor of Misses Myrtle and Eva
Brewer and others last week.
Mrs. J. B. Nall, who has been quite
sick, is somewhat improved.
Mr. J. B. McManus and family have
moved to Bonlee where he will be em
ployed in a garage.
Mr. Clyde Welch and Miss Effie
Lambert attended the play at Bonlee
Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Phillips visit-'
ed her father, Mr. John Brewer, of
near High Falls, Sunday.
Mrs. Davis Bruten spent a part of
last week at the home of her father,
Mr. John Brewer.
Mr. Everett Brewer returned home
last Saturday after working in Dur
ham for a while.
Misses Mae and Vail Scott spent
Friday night and Saturday with their
sister, Mrs. R* G: Phillips.
Misses Eula Teague and Mary Gu
thrie spent the week-end with home
folks.
Miss Pattye Andrews spent the
week-end with home folks.
Doings at Bynum.
Bynum, Apr. 3.—Mrs. Oakley and
sons, Marvin and Howard, of Durham,
spent the week-end here with her
daughter, Mrs. Carl L. Neal.
Miss Letta Riddle, of Durham, spent
Easter with Miss Pearl Johnson.
Messrs. James - Hackney, of Bon
lee High school, Cary Durham, of Sal
isbury, Marvin Snipes, of A. and
E. College, Raleigh spent Easter here
with home folks.
Quite a number of young people*
from here went on a picnic to Oco
neechee and Durham Monday, while
people from Durham and Chapel Hill
came here to picnic and fish.
Mrs. S. E. Poythress and daughter,
Thelma, of Chapel Hill, have been
visiting her brother, D. M. Canada,
near here, who has been quite ill.
Miss Mattie Temples, of Chapel
Hill, spent the week-end with her
aunt, Mrs. J. M. Garner.
Messrs. Sam Woods and family, J.
P. Griffin and family, Mrs. Mossie
Williams and daughters, Elizabeth and
Mary, and Miss Pearl Foushee, of
Durham, spent Easter here with re
latives. *
Replacing regular preaching ser
vices Sunday night a short program
was rendered by the children and a
| talk by the pastor,
f Born, to Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bu*
‘banks. Tuesday, April 3, a daughter;
j Ivey Marie.
THE LOCKVILLE COPPER MINES.
Work to be Resumed at An Early
Date.
In a letter to the News and Obser
ver, D. C. Stainbahk, of Moncure,
says:
Please allow a few lines about the
copper mines located in Lee county,
nine miles north of Sanford on the
Raleigh highway. The large ledge
carrying the copper crosses the high
way on the apex of the hill between
the residence of J. M. Womble and
Mrs. Maggie Bridges. The ledge is
one mile long on the company’s pro
perty, then it can be traced several
miles, crossing Deep river, and run
ning through Chatham county. The
large ledge was prospected and mined
first in the years of 1850 to 1860. The
shaft was sunk 230 feet showing the
vein to be from two to three feet
wide, and carrying a large amount of
high grade ore, assaying $18.64 in
copper. It alsp carries gold and sil
ver, and other by-products, which
have not been assayed.
Along in 1900 to 1902 the mine was
again worked by the company from
Richmond, Va., with J. N. Godman
as president. He is now the owner of
the property. There being a slump in
I the copper market, the work at the
mine had to be suspended, as it was
not a paying propositioin.
“The old shaft where the Richmond
company worked, is still intact. This
shaft is located a half mile south of
the highway, where the company will
start up working. The mine will be
five miles from Moncure, a thriving
village on the Seaboard, thirty miles
from Raleigh.
The property contains 392 acres. It
has many advantages for economical
operation seldom found: water and
i wood to furnish the required energy
to operate the machinery of the plant,
a super abundance of lumber and tim
ber for mining and building purposes,
rich agricultural land adapted to the,
cultivation of grain, vegetables and
■ fruit to supply the needs of man and
beast, good climate and open winters,
! comparatively cheap and efficient la
bor, and last but not least, a quantity
[ of exceedingly high grade ore carry
• ing values seldom equalled.-
; Assays made by Ledeaux & Co.,
; New York, the Colorado Assaying Co.,
Denver, Colo., show the by-products
will more than take care of the cost
of operation, leaving the copper clear
profit.
Heretofore all work has been dose
in the crudest fashion imaginable.
With proper machinery necessary to
. develop the property the company
proposes practically to demonstrate
1 that with judicious management the
same results can be obtained as cop
, per mines in the west have had.
LONG TONGUE IS MISFORTUNE.
Minister Says Some Women Can Lick
Neighbors Four Blocks Away.
Youngstown, Ohio, March 31.—“A
long tongue is an unfortunate posses
sion when there is a vacant spot just
behind the eyeballs,” declared Evan
gelist F. Lincicome, addressing a local
audience. “Some women have tongues
as long as a cow,” he continued. “A
cow can stand on one side of a fence
and lick her calf on the other side.
Some women can sit in their parlors
and lick their neighbors four squares
away.
“It is up to the young ladies to give
us a better brand of young men by
raising the standard for them. One
1 of the perils of young manhood in
America today is that there is not any
standard being raised for them on the
part of young women,” Evangelist
Lincicome said.
* “When our young womfcn put the
standard up where it belongs we can
combat with the social evils that are
running our cities.”
Bound Over to Court.
Early Mitchell ,of Merry Oaks, a
negro moonshiner, was arrested in Ra
leigh Monday and brought to Pitts
boro where he was tried before Squire
J. R. Blair for manufacturing liquor.
He was bound over to court under a
S2OO bond for his appearance at court.
Early contended that the still did
not belong to him; that he was rab
bit hunting and found the still. Ear
ly is unable to do any hard labor on
account of infirmities received in the
world war, hence the light borid.
Gum Spring Locals.
Mrs. Frances Perry is on the sick
list but is improving.
The visitors at J. T. Wright’s- Sun
day and Monday, were, Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar Ellington * and children, Edgar
Jr., and Gilmer, and Miss Pauline
Wright, of Carrboro, Mr. and Mrs.
Vernon Terrentine and children and
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Webster.
Mr. Lee Wright spent Monday night
in Carrboro.
Charles Willis and Elizabeth Lut
terloh had the misfortune to fall from
a mule and break their arms. They
were carried to a hospital in Durham
for an x-ray examination.
Mr. W. M. Perry spent Wednesday
in Sanford.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Whitaker and
children spent Sunday in Carrboro
visiting relatives.
Messrs. Lee, Roland and Wm.
Wright and Edgar Ellington spent
Monday at Moncure fishing. They
caught three.
Mr. R. H. Herndon is suffering from
a broken rib but is slowly improving.
WEATHER FORECAST.
April 6.—A storm will form over
the lower Mississippi valley and movie
eastward. April 7-B—Rain over
southern, snow over northern States.
April 9-10.—Cold, blustery. April 11-
12.—Pleasant.
PLF iNT SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Locf 4 Personal News of Interest
to Our Readers.
Ne>. Hill, Rt. 2, Apr. 2.—One of the
much enjoyed social functions of the
season was a party given by Misses
Mary and Alice Webster at their
home last Saturday evening compli
mentary to their brother, Mr. Daniel
Webster, of Durham. . *
The living room was artistically de
corated with spring flowers. Music
and games and social conversations
were the main features of the even
ing.
Before the guests departed they
were invited to the dining room,
where Mrs. Webster, assisted by Miss
Jennie Moore, served fruit salad and
cake.
The dining room was decorated, car
rying out the color scheme of white
and green. 1 The guests included
Misses Jennie Moore, Rose Sturdivant,
Swannie Drake, Hilda Lasater, Mozell
Poe and Lilia Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. J.
B. Beckwith, Messrs. Leymond and
Tom Reynolds, of Merry Oaks; Mil
lard Goodwin, Donnie Beckwith, Ex
um Mann, Edward Holleman, Britt
Gatlin, Newton Moore, Andrew Ellis,
Robert Beckwith, Bailey Sturdivant,
Edgar Beckwith and Douglas Pur
year.
Mrs. Mary Bell was buried in New
Elam cemetery Tuesday afternoon
Mrs. Bell was born and spent most of
her life in Chatham, but for a few
years had made her home in Raleigh.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Beckwith and
Mr. W. H. Beckwith motored to Dur
ham Wednesday shopping.
Mr. Floyd M. Lasater, of Durham,
spent the \yeek-end With witl} his par
ents. * '
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Woody and child
ren spent the holidays with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lasater. t
Mr. Jim Sturdivant, of Pittsboro,
spent the week-end with his parents,
• Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Sturdivant. *
Mr. and Mrs. Tavie Jones spent a
few days in Hillsboro, with Mr. and
Mrs. Will Gunter.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tyler and chil
dren, of Hillsboro, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. T. E. Mann the latter part
of last week. * * *
Mr. W. L. Beckwith, of Seaforth,
has been on a visit to the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs'. W. H. Beck
with.
Miss Mary Webster spent Monday
with her grand-mother, Mrs. J. A.
Thomas, of Pittsboro, route 1.
Mr. Lattie Stephens and Miss Es
ther Jones, of Apex, were guests of
Miss Blanche Holt Sunday.
Mr. Claud Bland, of Durham, has
been spending a few days with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bland.
Mr. Seymour Olinger, while trying
to crank an automobile Sunday hap
pened to the misfortune of breaking
his arm. Mr. Carr accompanied him
to a physician at once and he is get
ting on nicely.
New Hill, Rt. 2, Apr. 2.—Mrs. Wes
ley Mann, who has been sick for some
time, is growing weaker. Dr. C. G.
Upchurch, the attending physician,
extends little hope for her recovery.
Mr. W. A. Sloan and family will
move to Durham in a short time.
They have lived in this community for
some time and their many friends re
gret their departure.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jones spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. D. Partin. Mrs. Jones’ lit
tle sister returned home with them to
spend the Easter holidays.
Misses Maggie Hearn, Lena Medlin
and Katie Johnson spent the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Jones.
Pittsboro’s New Case.
Pittsboro’s new case opens up to
night with a banquet to which the
citizens in Pittsboro and vicinity have
a specal invitation to attend.
This case is the newest addition to
the restaurants of Pittsboro and is
located in the old postoffice building
on Hillsboro street. Two local young
men, Robert Farrell and Atlas Far
rell, are the proprietors.
The stand presents a pleasing ap
pearance. Everything is clean and
fresh and neatly arranged. The case
is completely outfitted with walnut
top counter and tables and mahogany
finished chairs. Back in the kitchen
an expert chef presides and all is
sanitary and in its proper place.
The Pittsboro Case is a nice place
and would be a credit to a town much
larger than Pittsboro. The .owners
have gone to considerable expense in -
making the place modem in every re
spect and in giving it a neat and at
tractive appearance. Messrs. Farrell
are experienced in the business and
they state that every effort will be
made to please and satisfy the patron
age.
Death of a Little Girl.
Margaret Elizabeth, the 4-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. D..
Vaughn, died at her parents’ home
on Masonic street, Pittsboro, last Fri
day morning. The little girl had been
suffering several days with a heart
trouble and everything loving hearts
could do for the little tot was done
but-to no avail.
The funeral took place Saturday,
conducted by Rev. Mr. Jonas Bark
ley, interment in the Methodist ceme
tery. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn have re
cently moved to Pittsboro from Ches
terfield, S. C. They have the sym
pathy of the entire community in their
bereavement.
Hugh Stinnes says the Ruhr situa
tion does not call for talk. He’s right
It calls for payment.—Pittsburgh Ga
zette Times.
v
NUMBER 43.
    

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