North Carolina Newspapers

    The Chatham Record
ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 19, 1878.
OBSERVATIONS.
By Rambler.
. wpre moving a small one-
The l 'e on a big truck Saturday
room thP old Headen property. A
„ n! d citizen, watching the pro
-70-yeai-o. c <q am 70 years
C M dl bS’ 1 never saw anything like
o ld v 1 ” No, we guess not. Nor
tfhS n?ver seen electric lights in
before until recently and he
.. Uw so many automobiles in
Sfboro as he sees daily. Pittsboro
people are learning new tricks.
The fishing fever has struck the
~c Waltons around here. lam
JS to build me a boat and put it
g rnberson creek and go and catch
fish any time I want one”
3 vTa lover of the sport the other day*,
'“from the number of fish this writer
, tipen come out of that ciee.v, the
gentleman will not get paid for the
lumber it takes to build a boat.
« It looks like we are never going
. hove anv warm weather, said a
liH*en “Here it’s the 9th of April and
too cold to plant cotton* corn or a
IVnlei” If my friend will be pa
fien and wait a while longer he 11
get all the hot weather that is com
ing to him.
“I am proud to know that we a>*e
to have the old board of town com
missioners again.” remarked one of
lur progressive citizens, “they have
j o7 je more for our little town than any
boani has ever do”e. A prominent
la-idowner here refused one time to
'll JO n.n of hi? land that had water
L-er o nit. When told that an elec
tric plant was to be built on the pro
pertv he was opposed to any such
foolishness; that he made his own
lights r”d was satisfied as thing's
ivere Since this landowner moved
away,” continued the talker, “Tins
board of ours got busy and now the
landowner sees the mistake he made
when he learned what 1 ~
doing.”
\ vsi v small child of one of Pitts
boro’s citizens talks ard uses kn
guaee almost like grown The
o"he- day the child was toVI that when
ah little children d ; ed they went to
heaven. “Wed.” said the IPtle tot.
“I know if T die T’H pro to heaven, but
if I go to heaven I can’t go to grand
ma's.”
Carolina Banner Contest.
In the Carolina Banner newspaper
contest, which ended Saturday night,
Miss Alma Osborne, of Gulf, was the
only winner in Chatham in the con
te.-t. She got a $65 prize. E. B.
Cole, mail carrier on route 3, San
ford, drew the biggest prize, a Chev
rolet touring car, Miss Lola Sloan, a
Harnett county lady, drew the next
biggest prize, a Ford touring car.
Miss Edna Marley, of Goldston, and
C. Manly Oldham, of Goldston, route
1, were in the contest, but although
they drew' no prize, their votes went
over the 200„000 mark.
Oakland Items, Moncure R-2.
Mrs. J. W. Womble spent the week
end with her brother, A. B. Clegg,
near Moncure.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker Riddle, Mrs.
Frank Clegg and their aunt, from
Sanford, were visitors in the home of
C. J. Knight Sunday.
Miss Berta Dark spent the week
end with Miss Lena Burns.
Messrs. Geo. May, Emory Bums and
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. May, spent Sunday
visiting relatives near Mebane.
Miss Truman Fields spent the week
end with Miss Zelma Gunter.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Knight spent
Sunday in this community.
An Old Veteran Dies.
Mr. Isaiah Cole, another one of the
old veterans, has passed over the riv
er and gone to his last reward. Mr.
Cole died at his home in Baldwin town
ship Monday and was buried Tuesday
afternoon at Mann's Chapel cemetery,
the funeral services being conducted
by his pastor, Rev. J. R. Edwards.
Mr. Cole had been a life-long mem
ber of Mann’s Chapel, and was a
Christian gentleman of the old type.
He was highly respected and was lik
ed by all who knew him. Old age is
supposed to have caused his death.
Jury List.
The county commissioners, in ses
sion Tuesday at the court house, drew
the jury for the May term of Chat
ham Superior court. Following is the
list:
Albright—A. J. Clark, W. H. John
son, C. E. Duncan, M. H. Woody, B.
L Richardson.
Bear Creek—W. T. Brooks, J. M.
Councilman, Walter H. Brady, C. E.
Jones and J. A. Tally.
Baldwin—A. J. Norwood, C. B.
Smith and S. S. Thompson.
Cape Fear—M. D. Woodell, Edmund
Jordan, J. P. O’Connell.
Center Walker R. Perry, A. P.
ferry, D. B. Nooe, Cap Saunders, June
N. Peoples.
Gulf—Geo. N. Mclver, J. B. Emer
son, A. W. Wilkie.
Hadley—A. P. Dark, R. G. Stone,
A. G. Lindley.
Haw River—B. Powers.
Hickory Mt.—W. J. Moody.
Haw River—J. J. Jackson.
Matthews—N. B. Bray, F. J. Smith,
B. L. Moffitt.
New Hope — A. F. Mulholland.
Oakland—B. A. Perry.
Williams—F. M. Oldham.
Still, the house with the largest car
parked in front of it may be the one
Wl «\ the largest mortgage on It.—Mil
waukee Leader.
DISTRICT MASONIC PICNIC.
Masons of Chatham, Lee and Hoke
Meet in June.
Carolina Banner.
The fourteen Masonic lodges in this
district, composed of Chatham, Hoke
and Lee counties, are planning a joint
picnic, or Masonic Day to be held at
the Lee county court house, Friday,
June 15. A joint committee from the
Jonesboro and Sanford lodges met at
( the call of District Deputy Grand
Master E. B. Stanfield on March 29 to
begin preparations for this event.
All members of this committee, five
from each lodge, were present, as well
las several additional interested Ma
j sons.
Near one thousand Masons belong
to the lodges composing the district,
j and it is expected that a large pro
j portion of this membership will attend
the picnic. A number of prominent
: Masons from different parts of the
i State have been invited, as well as
the Oxford Orphanage Singing Class,
which always proves a splendid at
traction. I)r. W. C. Wicker and Dis
-1 trict Deputy Grand Master Stanfield
are to prepare the porgram, and this
insures splendid entertainment and
; instruction.
| W. H. White of Sanford, and W.
M. Arnold, of Jonesboro, compose the
refreshment committee; therefore no
Mason need fear that the inner man
, will be neglected on this occasion.
L. P. Cox, of Jonesboro, and J. R. In
gram, of Sanford, with such assist
ants as they may deem necessary,
compose the arrangement committee,
which will insure the court house and
gro mds being in apple pie order, the
eor ect ' •-md of weather and appro
priate music.
_Ma o - ov d begin making their
mepara M'ws row to attend this dis
trict.picric. For further information
; address 1 W. Mclntosh, chairman, or
J. W. Gilliam, secretary.
Bethel Section News.
Pittsboro, Rt. 1, Apr. 4.—A large
crowd of people gathered Easter Mon
day at Moore’s Bridge and enjoyed
| a big fish fry and a general picnic
i dinner.
The Bethel school children greatly
enjoyed an egg hunt at noon Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Stone, Misses
Jennie Moore and Gertrude Stone and
I Mr. Jack Mills motored to Raleigh
Easter Monday.
Mrs. Wm. Poe, of Chapel Hill, is
! visiting her mother, Mrs. J. R. Cope
-1 land.
j Mr. Jesse Holleman, of Durham,
spent the week-end with home folks.
Miss Mozell Poe spent Saturday
night with Miss Lilia Ellis.
Mr. Floyd Lasater, of Durham, has
been on a short visit to Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Lasater.
Dr. C. H. Bryan and family spent
Sunday in the home of Mrs. Bry
an’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cope
land.
Carolina School Will Close.
Cumnock, R-l, Apr. 10.—Carolina
school will close Saturday, April 21.
There will be a little etnertainment
on that day to begin at 3 o’clock in
the afternoon, with supper on the
grounds, and the night entertainment
will begin at 7:30.
Supt. W. R. Thompson will speak
in the afternoon. Everyone is invit
ed.
Owing to the beautiful spring
weather several of the pupils have had
to stop school and go to work on the
farms.
Misses Lelia Justice and Lou Pearl
Mann spent last week-end with Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Jones.
Clair Rives has left school and ac
cepted a position at Sanford. Jen
kin Jones and Duran Simerson visited
him last Sunday.
Mrs. Jim and Clyde ‘Oldham spent
last week-end with their mothers.
Clyde is coming home next week to
spend the summer.
Clyde Johnson is at home now for
th summer. TED.
Work Commenced.
Work of grading the ground for the
new school building in the western
part of Pittsboro is getting on fine.
Laying of brick will probobly begin
next week by the contractor, O. Z.
Barber.
The building will be one-story and
basement and will have 14 class rooms
two of the class rooms being in the
basement. There will be . a library,
and an auditorium that will seat 500
people.
The grounds will be laid off in nice
shape for the pupils and they will
have plenty of room for play. The
biulding is to be finished in time for
the fall term of school.
Bynum News.
Bynum, Apr. 9.—Miss Ruby Still
man and Mr. Tommy Miller, of Hamp
tonville, spent the week-end with Miss
Erie Poindexter.
Mrs. J. B. Atwater, of Durham vis
ited her husband, J. B. Atwater here,
last week. . . A ‘
Mr. Gobble, superintendent of the
Methodist Sunday school conference,
made a very interesting talk on Sun
day school work in the church here
Sunday night. „
The play, “When a Man’s Single,
was given here by the young people
of Lystvia commnity Saturday night
and was enjoyed by all.
Mr. Warren Atwater, of Durham,
spent Sunday with his father here.
Mrs. Will Carter, of Chapel Hill, is
visiting relatives here.
Mr. J. D. Baker, near here, is con
fined to his room with influenza.
POLLY#
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY* THURSDAY, APRIL 12, If l
Marriage of Popular Couple.
At the residence of the bride’s par
ents Friday night, Mr. Cary Griffin
was united in marriage to Miss Julia
Poe, Rev. R. R. Gordon officiating.
Only a few relatives of the bride and
groom witnessed the ceremony.
The bride, a charming young lady
of charming personality, is the daugh- I
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Poe, the re
gister of deeds of Chatham county.
Mrs. Griffin has many friends in Chat
ham who wish for her and her new
ly wed husband a long life of pleas
use and happiness.
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Griffin, of Moncure, route
two,, and is a young man of an ed
eeptionally fine character and one of
Chatham’s coming young farmers.
Immediately following the cere
mony the happy couple motored to
Raleigh and Durham where they vis
ited friends.
Sunday evening a supper and re
•l ception was given the young couple
| at the home of the groom’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Griffin. Among
| those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn Dorsett, of Sanford, Mr. and
Mrs. Emory Smith, of Raleigh, Mr.
| and Mrs. C- C. Poe, Mr. and Mrs. W.
| M. Eubanks, Mr. and Mrs Lee Far
i veil, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Griffin, Mr.
! and Mrs. G. J. Griffin, of Pittsboro.
i It was a much enjoyed affair and
the young couple received the hearty
congratulations of those present.
Lights Cut Off.
. The storm Wednesday of last week;
. was not as severe in this county as it
was in other sections, but between
■ Pittsboro and Siler City a tree was
blown across the line of the Lockville
Power Co., breaking it, causing the
• power to go off in Pittsboro and the
* citizens found out for the first time
, since they have been using electricity
• the difference in kerosene lamps and
electric lights. The trouble was re
medied about 4 o’clock Thursday
morning.
Postoffiee Reeeipts.
’ 1
It is said a town’s growth is known
:; by it’s postoffice reeeipts. If there is
any truth in the adage Pittsboro is
growing some but slow. During the
month of January, ,1922, the receipts
were $1,602; Janaury 1923, they were
$1,547; February, 1922, $1,485; Feb
ruarv, 1923, $2,085.20; March, 1922,
$1,973.43; March, 1923, $2,851.75; The
; ; first quarter of 1922 the receipts were
$5,060.43 and for the same period-in.
! 1923 they were $6,483.95, a g&in over
the quarter of 1922 of $1,423.52. This
is an increase of over 28 percent.
Narrow Escapes.
The short turn in the street at the
corner of West and Fayetteville
| streets, two of Pittsboro’s much trav
eled streets, makes it dangerous for
automobile drivers. Last Friday a
man driving a Ford came very near
having a serioius accident there but
he jumped in time to save himself.
One of the wheels of the car broke
down just as he went to turn up
' West street .throwing the car into the
; ditch between a telephone pole and
a tree standing on the sidewalk. His
‘ car was pretty badly wrecked.
1 1 Two or three days before that a
big car containing the driver and two
1 women turned the corner at a too ra
pid gait and as it struck West street
| skidded to the north side where it
turned over. Luckily no one was hurt.
; ! A few minutes after the car had been
; pulled out of the ditch .and had pro
-1 j ceeded up the street, another car came
| along and turned over at the same
place. No one was hurt at either of
' the turned over cars, but it was a
narrow escape for the occupants.
We would suggest to the town au
| thorities to have the telephone pole
removed and widen the roadway be
fore some one is either killed or seri
' ously hurt.
1 Snow Fell at Abbeville.
Abbeville, S. C., April 9.—A slight
snow fell here this morning between
8 and 9 o’clock, lasting several min
utes.
Seems to be nothing left for Dr.
Percy Grant to do except write a new
Bible. —Toledo Blade.
Sunday School Convention, Sunday, April 29
Hickory Mt. township interdenominational Sunday school convention will
convene at Rieves Chapel Sunday, April 29.
The following program has been arranged: .
10:00 a. m. Song Service Rieves Chapel Choir.
10:15 a. m. Welcome Address Lee Moody.
10:25 a. m. Response . Ernest Brewer.
10:30 a. m. Report of last convention
10:40 t £ Essay Mrs. Lacy Womble.
11:00 tm. Address Dr. J. D. Gregg.
11:30 a. m. Election of officers and appointment of committees.
11:45 a. m. Song.
12:00 m. Adjournment for dinner.
1:30 p. m. Song Service. ,
1:40 p. m. Address Colm G. Shaw.
2:10 p. m. Report of committees.
2:20 p. m. Roll call of schools and reports.
2:30 p. m. • Song. Term'll p An i
oif? P*™’ Essav Mrs. Alex Cockman.
3:05 p. m. Address Hon * A * a Kay ‘
3:35 p. m. Song.
3:40 p. m. Announcements.
3: it is that each Sunday school in the township will be re
nresented Each school is asked to bring fifty cents with their report as a
membership fee. Our have to be paid for and other items taken
care of, so do not forget q{ Program Commit tee.
BRICKHAVEN ITEMS.
_ . Brickhaven, Apr. 9.—From all in
dications fruit will be a rarity this
summer. The cold Easter weather is
continuing until it seems almost im
possible for the fruit to escape.
Miss Mary Bland and Mr. Will Grif
fin visited in Pittsboro Sunday af
ternoon.
Misses Gayle and Grace Mims,
and Miss Lelia Johnson were callers
at Mrs. J. A. Mims’ Sunday after
noon.
We are sorry to note that measles
have invaded our community, but glad
to report only three cases thus far.
Mr. Herman Mims, a student of
Lowes Grove, is at home convalesc
ing from a severe cold.
Miss Della Dowell is visiting her
sister, Mrs. O. C. Kennedy, this week.
Mr. J. W. Pervis has been called
to. the bedside of his father, who is
critically ill.
We are glad to know that Mr. A.
F. Harrington and family are rapid
ly improving from an attack of in
fluenza.
Miss Kate Marks, of Southern Pines
has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Ov
erby.
Mr. W. J. Hannon spent Saturday
afternoon in Raleigh.
One Killed and Two Likely to Die.
Dunn, April 9.— Robert, four-year
old son of I. W. Norris, of Duke, was
instantly killed and five other people
were injured late Sunday afternoon
when a Ford car ran off a 30-foot em
bankment abutting a bridge which
spans Cape Fear river, four miles
west of Dunn. The Norris child had
his skull crushed both legs, one arm
and his neck broken. Both the par
ents of the child were painfully hurt,
while another of their children and a
man named Pate, who was. driving the
car. are not expected to live.
Three other near serious automo
bile accidents have occurred near
Dunn during the past two days, all
the cars turning completely over on
the highways. Fay Allen, young
/white man, is in a hospital not expect
ed to recover while several other pas
sengers on the three cars were pain
fully hurt.
Roscoe Ripples.
Roscoe, April 11.—Mrs. J. H. Dark,
a sufferer of paralysis, is said to be
about the same. .
A great stir up over roads is need
eiUifvsome w-ay*. - l a, >
Mr. Ira Ray and family, of Carth
age, were week-end visitors at the old
home of Mrs. J. N. Dark.
Mr. O. E. Dean, the Raleigh man,
is having great success.
Mr. N. J. Durham was a Sunday
caller at O. E. Dean’s and J. N. Dur
ham’s.
j Mrs. N. J. Durham is suffering with
nervousness from overwork.
Mr. Henry J. Durham is happy to
be with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Durham, a few days.
Mrs. H. F. Durham and children
were callers at their grandfather’s.
Cold weather has killed peaches and
we fear apples also.
BUSINESS BY EXPERIENCE.
Henry Ford, in Dearborn Independent.
A business that is at the mercy of
any competitor is a business that has
stopped growing. A business that is
growing in volume and not in quality
is also in danger. And this happens
mostly to businesses that started big.
It is a great disadvantage to start
big, because then you are too big to
change and revise and improve as
your experience grows. A business
that begins at its natural beginning
and grows through merit and indus
try is supple, it is easily able to adapt
itself to the very valuable discoveries
of experience. It always leaves an
open end for new progress, always
keeps a place where the new can link
hands with the old for greater service.
There is safety in small beginnings
and there is unlimited capital in the
experience gained by growing.
Eventually counterfeiters make real
money— in the chair factory.—Detroit
News.
UPPER CHATHAM NEWS.
News Notes of Interest From Apex,
Route 4.
Apex, Rt. 4, Apr. 4.—The literary
society at Bell’s school rendered a
very interesting program at the school
house Friday evening, March 30. It
was enjoyed by all who were present.
The Betterment society sold cream.
The proceeds will be used for the ‘
benefit of the school. !
Messrs. Luther McCoy and Wm.!
Farrar motored to Sanford last week i
and spent several days there with l
their brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie McCoy. i
Miss Gladys Stone spent last week
end with Miss Jessie Horton.
The many friends of Mr. Neal Lew-;
ter will be glad to learn he is able
to be out again after several days
illness. i
Quite a number of young and old i
people gathered at Fearrington Eas- :
ter Monday. The day was enjoyed
very much by all those present but,
due to the cold weather, they were
deprived of the expected ball game.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardin Gunter are.
spending a few days with Mrs. Gun
ter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. At
water.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Woods and son, j
Bruce, spent Easter Monday with Mrs.
Woods’ sister, Mrs. Nonie Stone.
Miss Ruby—Hurt, of Cary hifrh
school, spent last week-end at home
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CORINTH NEWS.
Corinth, April 9. —A very sad triple
tragedy occurred over in the Truth
neighborhood last Friday. Mr. John
Weathers,, his wife and adopted j
daughter were killed at Fuquay
Springs. They were buried, all in
one grave, at Coaxbury church. The j
car was a new Ford and the daughter'
was just learning to drive it .which'
may account in some measure for the i
deplorable accident. Mr. Weathers
had several hundred acres of land in
Wake, Chatham and Harnett counites,
considerable money invested otherwise ;
and was known as a very prosperous j
hard-working farmer.
We are sorry to learn that the.
Brickhaven school has closed. Those j
splendid teachers, Misses Bland and j
Harris, did a creditable thing when
they volunteered to teach another
month in order to give the people a
chance to try out a longer school term.
We sincerely hope that next year Cor
inth as well as Brickhaven will heart
ily support a seven months term of
school.
Mr. O. P. Makepeace and family, of
Sanford, were welcome visitors at
Brickhaven last Sunday.
W. M. Fields, of Sanford, spent Sun
day with W. H. Tucker and family,
at Buckhorn.
Mr. John Lea and family, of Ra
leigh, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
T. V. Sexton.
The Corinth school play, “Wild Irish
Rose,” will be given on Saturday
night, April 14, at the Corinth school
house. This promises to be a real
good and entertaiinng play. At least
some good hard work is being put on
the preparation of the play. Admis
sion free. Everybody welcome. Don’t
forget the date Come and bring a
friend.
Mrs. D. A. Clark and four children
are all sick with measles. It is hard
luck to say the least for a whole fam
ily to get down at the same time.
The Corinth school will close Fri
day week. In spite of sickness and
light attendance we have made more
than an average of 40 for the term
and are now assured of two teachers
for next year, both paid by the coun
ty. Both teachers and patrons are to
be congratulated in their determined
effort to make this required average.
Mr, A. E. Rollins and family spent
Sunday at Duncan with Mr. Rollins’
father.
Misses Alma and Elma Buchanan,
of Jonesboro, were visitors with Miss
Carrie Lee Cross over Sunday.
Messrs. Ray Cross, Roy Buchanan
and Misses Snipes, of Raleigh, spent
Sunday visiting relatives and friends
at Corinth.
BURIED AT LOVES CREEK.
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The body of Roscoe Poe, who died
at his home in Greensboro on Monday
was brought to Siler City and interred
in Loves Creek cemetery at 3 o’clock
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Richard S.
Fountain conducting the services.
Mr. Poe was a son of C. D. Poe,
who lives north of. Siler City.
There was a large crowd of relatives
and sorrowing friends to attend the
funeral.
Choose Site for the Court House.
Graham, April 9.—The county
commissioners have decided upon a
site for the location of the new
court house. It is to be built just
east of the location of the old one on
the lot that is now occupied by. the
Bradshaw garage and W. J. Nicks.
This is a large lot and the new court
house will show up well from it.
Work is expected to begin on the
building some time in June,
Pittsboro’s New Mayor.
The citizens of Pittsboro met in the
courthouse last Thursday night to
nominate a ticket for mayor and town
commissioiners. The only new man
placed on the ticket was Walter C.
Johnson, the rest being members of
the old board. The following were
nominated, which is equivalent to an
election, as there will be no opposi
tion: _
Mayor—A. C. Ray.
Commissioners —D. L. Bell, G. J.
Griffin, R. M. Farrell, T. W. Hackney
and Walter C. Johnson.
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* SIDE STREET GOSSIP. *
* By Joe Foreman. *
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Last Thursday afternoon who should
come up to our house but Jim Wat
son. Nobody has seen a hide or hair
! of Jim and hadn’t heard from him in
nearly 4U years. He just came in on
! the train and got off and, of course,
didn’t know a soul. He walked around
a bit, looked at the signs and he told
t me that he asked a few questions but
got no satisfactory answer until he
i wandered to around the corner store
and happened to ask if anybody knew
if Joe Foreman was alive or no. Some
of them pointed out my place and he
I came on over. I was out about tne
i back and when Sue called me 1 went
; around to the front to see what was
wanted. I could not just place him
altho’ I thought I knew something
was familiar about him. He wears a
uecird and is a bit stooped and 1, at
. last, gave up that I did not know who
it was. He allowed that the only rea
son he knew who I was, was because
i lie had asked down at the store about
| me. Well, I certainly was .proud to
' lee old Jim again. We were brought
up in the same neighborhood but
along about the time we were free
or a little before, he got it in h.s head
; that he wanted to get out from North
j Carolina and see something of the
■ world. He put out without ever tell
ing- anybody anything about where
he was headed for and, of course, nev
er having any book learning, he could
j not write back even if he had wanted
to and so there it was. He has drift
ed about, hitting it pretty well some
times and getting it hard at. others.
1 He was wild as a boy and I can see
| that he has never gotten over it. No
i "body knows what possessed him to
come back to tne old community and
he doesn’t know himself.. About all
his folks are gone. Old unice Ben
! who was his father, died years ago,
j never knowing what ever became of
j Jim but always hoping and expecting
! some way that Jim would come up.
j Jim spent the night with me and we
j talked over old times. He did not take
any big interest in anything except
the coon hunts we used to take. We
called over all the boys that he used
to run with and knew where the best
places were where you could get coons
up. The next day he sat around and
rested up from his long trip and Sat
urday I went with him up on the riv
er. He spent a day or two with. Jim
Young’s folks and then came back
to our house and said he would have
to be going back.'
It certainly set me to thinking. Here
is a man who has spent his whole life
with no other idea in mind than to
satisfy his own selfish wants. He has
never helped anybody. Nobody is de
pending on him for support and com
fort. He wants to get back with his
old crowd. The affairs of the great
world or anything good doesn’t give
him a worry. He will die some day.
It is certain to come and often when
least expected. He will probably be
taken in hand by strangers when the
end comes and even where they lay
him will soon be forgotten. The
world will not miss him and Heaven
will be no richer. As for me, I had
rather spend my days in a slow, poky
way, and never so much as see a
“greaser” or a coyote, and do my bit
faithfully and have those who know
me and love me be left to miss me
when lam gone. If I can I want to
add a little to the world’s good and
happiness.
Bethel Section News.
Pittsboro, R-l, Apr .9.—Myatt Thon
iac has been out of school for several
days on account of sickness.
Mr. Sam Ashworth, of Broadway,
spent Sunday with his cousin, Mrs.
D. L. Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hatcher spent
Sunday with Mrs. Robert Poe, near
Moncure.
Miss Ila Copeland spent the week
end with Miss Jennie Moore.
Newton Moore, of Pittsboro High
school, spent the week-end at home.
Miss Grizelle Copeland has returned
from a visit in Raleigh .
Miss Eva Hackney is in East Dur
ham visiting relatives.
Mr. Gordon Copeland and family
spent Sunday in the home of Mr. D.
G. Hatley.
Mrs. Bill Poe spent part of last
week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Copeland.
Roy Cole has returned to Chapel
Hill after spending the Easter holi
days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. E. Cole.
Mr. John Partin lost an old hen last
week that was fifteen years old this
spring. Some spring chicken.
Mr. P. C. Riddle and family has
bee visiting Mrs. Riddle’s mother,
Mrs. Gunter .
FOUND DEAD IN BED.
Mrs. Lem Stout was found dead in
bed early Monday morning at her
home near Ore Hill.
Two weeks ago Mrs. Stout suffered
an attack with her heart and death
was largely caused from this trou
ble.
She was buried at 11 o’clock Tues
day morning at Rieves Chapel, the
funeral services being conducted by
Rev. Richard S. Fountain.
Surviving are eight children, only
one of whom lived at home. Mrs. E.
G. Perry, of Siler City, is a daugh
ter of Mrs. Stout.
We hope the fuel men never get
control of the sunshine.—Toleae
Blade.
NUMBER 44.
    

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