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THE COURIER '
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANC3
PRINd LES, NOT MEN
Tsswiaj, December 11. ISM
HAVE BUSY DAY
uuu 1 171 1 ,
Submits Statement nf
Finances Board Orders York
and Finch To Appear
Tb Randolph county board of
commissioners held an adjourned
meeting Tuesday in the court house
with all members present except Mr.
A number of matters pertaining to
the business of the county were con-
sidered. A statement of the camntv's
financial condition was submitted by
nr. r. J. Phillips. A number of
loans were authorized.
Former chairman pf the board, T.
J. Finch, and Mayor J. A. York, of
Asheboro, were cited to appear be
fore the board with reference to a
street or road paving in Asheboro.
The minutes of the meeting fol
low: The board of county commissioners
of Randolph county met in adjourned
meeting on December 9th, 1924, at
Asheboro, North Carolina, the follow -
ing members being present: J. F.
White, Chairman, G. Elwood Stanton,
C. M. Loflin and John C. Yow.
L. E. Byrd of Trinity township was
authorized to look after the repair of
the road from Davidson county line
via. L. E. Byrds, Mendenhall Brothers
and others, to the Guilford county
William Thornburg's application to
be placed on the outside poor list at
j.uu per momn was lanen under con-
sideration, to be passed on at the
C. M. Loflin, John C. Yow,' members
of the board, and R. E. Johnson were
named as a committee to ascertain
the needs for construction of the
abutments approaching the bridge un
der construction at Parker's Mill
across Uwharrie river, and to make
their report at the next meeting of
F. J. Phillips of Crawford, Stull
Company, Auditors, Roanoke, Va.,
submitted to the board the following
statement of the outstanding county
bonds, notes and cash in the various
Banks on December, 1st, 1924, at 12
o'clock M. for the different funds for
Bonds outstanding, all
State notes, school purpos
Total Bonds and State
notes $616,275.00 !
Temporary Notes Payable
General County .-. . ..
Roads and bridges
Bond interest fund
Total temporary loans
Roads and bridges 16,546.33
Total vouchers 26,461.05
Grand Total $l,090,.r.29.K0
County of Randolph, Asheboro, N. C,
Statement of ( ash by Funds as at
12 o'clock M. Dec. 1, 1924.
First National Bank
Road funds 17,041.62
Less vouchers outstanding 16,546.3'!
Total available for roads 495.29
Asheboro Bank & Trust Co.
Court house and jail fund 872.39
County home bond fund 1,471.69 1
Liberty school bond fund 1,146.25
Stock law fund 139.58
State, of North Carolina 32.66
Funding bond proceeds . . 1,222.51
General Co. fund, cash . . 628.33
Total " 5,513.41
Less vouchers outstanding 3,983 .88
Total available for above 1,529.53
Bank of Ramseor
Sinking fund 9,076.58
Bond Interest fund 237.37
Total available for above 9,318.96
Bank of Randolph
General, Special Bldg. and
Special School 588.8
Farmer Special school .. 1,718.57
County Supt cash acct Bk. 2.74
Cash on hand 237.02
Total: Cash and Bank bal
ing . 6,930.84 1
Total Cash Available Dec
1 1924 $49,712.88
The commissioners ordered ' the
clerk to the board to pay vouchers for
. all interest due before the next rf-
alar ' meeting.
It Is ordered that J. A, Tork, Msy-
- erei tha Town ef Ashebore, and T. J.
j Finch, former ebalrman of the board
ef commissi onars for Baadolph coun
ty be repeated to me , with the
board at its next regular meeting oa
the Bret Monday, January 6th, 1928,
st 10 e'dock A M, and show cause
'why. the former board ordered, the
payment of l,ll-6 from Randolph
county road funds for the grading ef
a strwt with la the tneorperaUoa Unv
Its of Ahhor, N. C, leading from
the Uwharrta road t Sunset avanoa
known as Tsrk. Street It Is erdered
the clerk to the board s4 a copy cf
these aiwuUf to J. A. York aad T. J.
, finch. ' -' .
The th!rmrt and clerk to the
board are au'nnr!! te secure a
loan ef 4,tKi0 oo for the tjrpoe ef
j-ytng lntrt tat on borHs and
r ' of the t"i ' t ' !. . 'i to re
i l'i .! t 1 '-'' I it
(Cn - 1 . , t)
INTERESTS OF JUDGESHIP
a008 For MeekiM'
well and Major Butler See
The aspirants tmr appointment to
the federal bench made vacant in the
Eastern North Carolina district by
the death of Judge Connor had their
innings at the White House Monday,
iThe names of Major George Butler,
Herbert F. Sea well, and Colonel Ike
'Meekins were formally presented to
the President ana to the attorney
general. Republicans and Democrats
' romnosed the delegations and all of
them were presented by Senator
Overman. The candidates themselves
were not with the delegations call
ing on the White House, but were in
Washington at the time.
T. T. Hicks, of Henderson, presenV
ed the name of Major George Butler
and left with the. President a bound
volume of the Butler endorsements.
Other speakers in behalf of Major
Butler were Hon. Walter Murphy, of
Salisbury, Zeb Vance Walsor, of
Lexington, General Albert L. Cox, of
1 Raleigh, and Judge W. S. 0"B. Robhv
1 son. Judge Robinson did most of
j The Seawell interests were handled
quite capably by John J. Parker, of
' Charlotte. Judge Walter H. Neal, U.
i L. Spence, Claudius Dockery, and R.
L. Burns were also in the delegation.
Roger A. Darby, who is reported as
j having received a letter from Chief
j Justice Taft endorsing Meekins, was
among those present and stated that
he had received no such letter.
Josiah William Bailey, of Raleigh,
and Representative Ward placed Mr.
Meekins' hopes and aspirations be
fore the President.
The President took the matter un
der advisement. No appointment is
expected this week. However, it is
said that the appointment will not be
long delayed on account of the crowd
ed docket which is in need of atten
tion. Mr. Hayworth Recovering
Mr. C. M. Hayworth, of the Ashe
boro Motor Company who was knock
ed down and dragged several feet on
the street in front of the company's
garage Monday afternoon of last
week, is recovering from injuries to
his side. The car, a new Ford roads
ter, was driven, by Herbert Allied,
who lives between Franklinville and
Millboro. It is stated that the car
was traveling at a rapid rate of speed
when the accident occurred, and the
driver did not'fetop to ascertain Mr.
Hayworth'i injuries at the time.
Popular Young Couple Married
A marriage of surprise and con
cern to their many friends occurred
last Saturday evening when Miss
Avania Lineberry and Mr. Clarence
Luck were married at the home of J.
A. Neighbors, J. P., officiating.
Mrs. Luck is the attractive daugh
ter of Mr. ami Mrs. Kirk Lineberry,
of Ramseur. Mr. Luck is a young
man of sterling qualities and the
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Luck, of
North Asheboro. Mr. Luck holds a
responsible position with l'ritchard's
Mr. and Mrs. Luck will reside in
Will Publish Letters To
Santa Claus In Courier
For many years The Courier .has
been opening its columns to the chil
dren for letters to Santa Claus, and
we expect to do the same thing again
this year. While there has been no
announcement made already a large
number of latters have reached us
and will in amnle time b Drinted in
The Courier. Children make your
number of letters have reached us
enumerating things you really want
dear old Santa Claus to bring you.
Every letter will be printed either
next week or the week following and
we trust every one of our little
friends may have a nice visit from
our old friend, Santa Claus.
Santa Claus Writes The Children
Now that, cold weather has come
aad Christmas is almost here I am
getting ready for my annual visit.
Many of yoa have written me through
The Courier and I am anxious for
you to send your letters to The Cou
rier, telling ma what you want!
Be good, because it Is right and be
cause I like good children best. Mrs.
Santa Claus sends .love and the
Brownies do too.
North Pole, Dec. 1st
Radio Telegrsss Aaaeaaeea Death 1
A radio telegram received at Lex
ingtoa Thursday afternoon of last
week from Honolulu, Hawaii, an
umfiMd tha accidental deata of Staff
Sergeant Carey T. Ptckard, of the U.
8. Amy Air gervice, a eon at sir.
sad Mrs. A. I Plekard, ef Lexington.
The young man bad bees la the air
service for several years. ,
' M. L Ihlpfnan, b point ef service,
la the eldest labor eowmlacloaee-ln
the United States, according to rec
ords ef the department at labor and
prtntlnr.' Mr. Shlpman was alerted
In 1MX and re-elected in lirt, 1914,
sr.4 rrlor la bis eiJon ta
l 'i 3, M was s!Unt In the d-psrt-r
t of 1..' of nl rr!' 'Vg office for
I . ,t years to II. V. Vs - r,
AT LEVEL CROSS
Car! Toomes Seriously Wound
ed Robert Hackney Sur
renders To Sheriff.
Robert Hackney, of the Level
Cross neighborhood above Randle
man, is in jail at Ashebo after
surrendering to the sheriff Tuesday
night following a shooting affray in
which he was one of the chief actors.
Carl Toomes is under treatment at
his home near Level Cross, if not
yet removed to hospital, suffering
from serious if not fatal injuries
caused by pistol shots fired by Hack
ney. Still another alleged participant
in the affray, Arthur Peake, has not
The affray according to one version
of the affair occurred Tuesday night
about 8:30. Hackney was on his way
home from a store at Level Cross and
: was carrying with him a number of
! packages containing several articles
he had purchased at the store. He
I met Peake and Toomes at a point on
the road and according to Hackney's
version of the affair Toomes knocked
him down, and while lying on the
ground Hackney drew his revolver ,
from his pocket and opened fire on :
his assailant. One bullet took effect ,
in the left lung, another in Toomes'
left wrist and still another entered
the right side penetrating the lung, j
Hackney was shooting at close range
and every bullet fired took effect.
Peake ran and Hackney fired several
shots at him while he was speeding
across an adjacent corn field.
Immediately after the shooting
Hackney set out for Asheboro to sur
render to tne oincers. in ine mean- j
time the sheriff had been notified and
deputy sheriff Scotten had gone to
the scene of the shooting. Help was
summoned and Toomes was carried
It is understood that Toomes and
Peake claim the facts are quite' dif
ent and that the assault by Hackney
was without justification.
Cotton Crop Valued
At Nearly Two Billion
The value of this year's cotton crop
according to estimates of the United
States Department of Agriculture is
more than one and two-thirds billions
of dollars. The estimate of the crop is
13,153,000 bales. Based on the farm
price of cotton on December 1st, which
was 22.6 cents per pound this year's
production is valued at $1,421,356,
262. In addition the value of theeot
ton seed will approximate $200,000,
000. This year's crop will be the fifth
largest in the history of the country
' in the point of value, being exceeded
in value only by the crops of 1917,
1918, 1919, and 1923. In point of size
the crop is the ninth largest ever
grown. The record crop was in 1916
when the crop reached 16,135,000
bales. Ninety per cent of the 1921
crop had been ginned up to Dec. 1st.
Wants To Purchase Dismal Swamp
Senator Simmons has served notice
that when the bill comes up in the
; senate for the purchase of the Cape
, Cod canal he will offer an amendment
to the effect that the government
should also purchase the Dismal
Swamp canal in North Carolina in
order that every link in the great in
land waterway on the eastern coast
of the United States should be free.
Mrs. Hal M. Worth Entertains Ran- :
dolph Book Club
The Randolph Book Club was enter- J
tained by Mrs. H. M. Worth last i
Friday. Mrs. J. D. Ross read an in-
teresting chapter from the Life and i
Letters of Walter H. Page and Mrs. I
W. H. Moring read from the Mirrors
of Washington. The usual interest in
the current events was manifest. A
delightful salad course was served by
Heads Furniture Manufacturers
Fred N. Tate, of High Point, has
been elected president of the National
Council of Furniture Manufacturers,
auceedlng George G. Whitworth, of
Grand Rapids, Mich. The council is
I composed of representatives of each
! and every furniture manufacturing
i association In the United States.
J. T. Rysn, of High Point, who is
a son-in-law of Charles Smith, of
Asheboro, secretary of the Southern
i Furniture Manufacturers Associa
tion of which Mr. Tate Is president,
is also s member of the nations! coun
cil, holding s position on the traffic
Ccar ' Dccidee Soldiers
British military law recognises the
fact that soldiers are liable to out
bursts ef profanity, and when a pri
vets of the first royal dragoons was
charged at an Aldershot ecurtmar
tial recently, charged with using in
subordinate language toward a ser
geant he was acquitted on the ground
that the expreaaiona he ased vera
"eocnmoa barrack room iMgaaga,"
,Tbe Srivafa manual ef military
law, ciud by the defense in the ease,
sayii "A soldier frequently aaaa te
lent language which It a mere out
barst ef momentary trritatkm at as
citement, without at aU Intending
to be insubordinate. Allowatee nrast
be made for coarse exyresalons
which a man ef Inferior - education
wUl nee as mere expletives. .
J AS. B. DUSB ANNOUNCES
: MILLIONS FOR EDUCATION
Will Giva For CkaritaUe and
Edocatiwil Purposes Total
f Ferty ftEStons
James B. Dake, perhaps the state's
wealthiest ctttsrn, fntm his I) me i:
Charlotte Monday gM. announce
gifts and endowments for educational
ami charitable purposes totaling f 40,
(MK),000. Fin on the list is a pro
gram for the establishment in North
Carolina of a' Duke universitj, with
a provision that by changing iu name
Trinity college at Durham may lie
come the abject of thi benefaction.
L'n.ler tins provision Trinity college
would receive 0 gift of 16,000,000 and
an annual income of 32 per cent f the
total income of the $40X00,000 trust
estate established by Mr. Duke. This
part of the income is estimated at
more than a half million dollars an
nually. Other benefactions listed are pro
visions for establishing and maintain
ing hospitals in North and South
Carolina for the treatment of toe
poor; and an annual income to be giv-
en for the support of orphans both
white and colored in North and South
Carolina; erection and maintenance
of Methodist Episcopal churches in
both the Carolinas and a fund fur
superannuated ministers and for their
widows and children in North Caro
lina. Davidson college and Furman
university are remembered with
J100.000 a year each.
Thinks Trinity Will Change Name
President William Few, of Trinity
college, states that in his opinion the
name of Trinity college win oe
changed to Duke university and that
every effort will be made by the trus
tees of the institution to carry out
Duke's ideals of educational advance
ment. There has been quite a bit of dis
cussion among; the alumni of Trinity
college as to the terms of Duke's gift,
but the general opinion prevails that
the name of the college will be chang
ed in order that it may share largely
in the trust fund and also secure the
$6,000,000 offered by Duke.
Death ef Mrs. R. L. Talbert
Mrs. Delia Brewer Talbert, aged
63 years, died at haf home in Pinson
last Sunday following a long illness.
Mrs. Talbert was a good, honest
woman and a consistent member of
the Center E. church.
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev, BurtCulp, of Winston-Salem,
at Center M. E. sTiurch Monday. In
terment was najjHn-tfte church cem
etery. The beautiful floral offering
and the large crowd in attendance at
test the high esteem in which Mrs.
Talbert was held.
The deceased is survived by her
husband, R. L. Talbert; six children,
James and Owen Talbert and Mrs.
C. A. Herrin, of Chapel Hill, Milton
Talbert, of Pinson, and Bruce Talbert,
of Lexington, who is sheriff of Da
Badin Develops Great
Increase In Power
A 35,000 horsepower turbine direct
connected to a 23,160 K. V. A. gen
erator has been added to the main
power house of the Tallahassee Power
company on the Yadkin river at Ba
din. This completes this power house
which now has a generating capacity
1 of 92,540 K. V. A. or 125,000 horse-
nower. Preliminary tests were com
nleted and the venerator thrown on i
the line. '
rm . i. .
ine new unn win junction as a
.r.ow J nll all.w fK hirvk i
of the winter and early spring to be ith u" Sunday. While here we ar
turned into useful power instead of j ranged for a joint standard training
wastimr over the dam. It means s 1 ech00' for Sunday School workers to
lanrer production of aluminum ati
Badin, with an increasing payroll and
a larger amount of power available
for general utilities.
It has taken a large force of men
five months to install this machine
and represents quite an investment.
The fact that this machine has been
installed shows, not only the confi
dence of the company's directors in
general business conditions, but also
their appreciation of the North Caro
lina for large enterprises.
R. D. Wright, Former Randolph Man
Dies In Salisbury
Mr. R. D. Wright, who was bom
and reared eight miles east of Aahe
boroy died in Salisbury last Saturday
night following a month's illness from
paralysis end height's disease. He
lived In Asheboro for several years,
moving first to Troy and then to
Spencer where he has been in the
Barber business for twenty yearn. Mr.
Wright was the son of the Ute H. D.
Wright of nesr Coleridge. He Is
survived by his wifs and six chil
dren. Be Is else survived by two
brothers, K. H. Wright of Salisbury,
and L. E. Wright, of Coleridge. The
funeral and burial took place In Sal
isbury at 1 o'clock Monday. The de
ceased was nephew ef Mr. John In
gold, of Ashebora,
Caraliaa fewer Ceessaay Te Oeeaay
' A sWBlbtf Of topTOTWssaWstel UI fet
tng saedc im the MeDewaO building ea
Depot Street preparatory f or Its ee
rnpeney by the Carolina fewer sad
Light Comaanyt The bonding wad be
save bee (and for aecapaney by
December 1st, but delay fee getting
cut the stock ef the defuse, eafe de
layed the matter foe several days. The
power company will epca ap a retail
store for the eala ef eJectrkal na
turae and appliances. , t, -
1 ON ROUTE NO. 70
Only One, Mile Not Completed
From County L'me To Greens
boro City Limits.
According to reports Zeif'er and
Pulton, road contractors are opt-rut-inc
on the Grfenshoro-ItarMolph coui
ty stretch of mute No. 70, hae brok
en all reropl in hanl surface con
struction. Not many week- ago the
contractor- moved their machinery tn
this project ami began work i;i ;in ef
fort to get the concrete' t"ur-i be
fore colli weather interfered.
According to the officials of the
state highway commission le-s than a
mile of the stretch from the Ran
dolph county liru to Greensboro re
mains unfinished and every effort is
beinjc madr to complete this mile and
get it ready for ute before winter sets
in. The wrk was started three miles-
south of Greensboro and vas neaueo
north. When this stretch was eom-
pleted the machinery was rarived three
miles further south and the work
headed toward the completed high
way. Each stretch was opened U
traffic as fast as it was completed, i
Zeigler and Dalton have been given I
a tentative contract for the construe- j
tjon of the project from Kandleman to I
the Guilford county line. It is no
known when the contractors will move
their machinery to this part of the
route. Work is progressing on (he
bridge at Randleman and it appears
that bv the time the road is built
from Randleman to the county line
the bridge will be ready for use, if
not before, and there will be an un-
interrupted route to Greensboro.
Number Theories As
to Robberies Committed
Many theories have been advanced
as to the parties who committed the
house breakings in Asheboro last
week. The most plausible, perhaps,
is that some person or persons posing
as agents committed the burglaries.
It is a scheme that has been worked
from time to time in various parts of
the country. The plan is to ring the
door bell and if unanswered to make
some pretext of having something for
sale. If nobody answers the door
bell then if the door is unfastened to
go in either at the front or back and
ransack the house. This is to cast
no reflection on honest agents who
are honestly plying their trade.
Besides the homes of Dr. Hunter
and Mr. Robins that were entered last
week, the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Spence was entered and goods to the
value of more than $35.00 were tak
en. Neither Mr. or Mrs. Spence were
at home at the time. Sunday School
money to the amount of $8.00 was
taken from the Spence home.
From the Hunter home a new suit
of clothes and a number of shirts
were taken. At first it was thought
that nothing had been taken, but it
was discovered later that this cloth
ing had been taken.
M. K. MATT KRS
V. II. W illis
Keep in mind the cornerstone lav
ing in which Hishop Dullose is to be
the officiating minister. Ihe date is
Recent accessions to our church by
letter are, Miss Mary Bulla, Mrs.
Iola Maitland, and W. J. Kaucett.
The writer has visited 200 homes
anil has offered
prayer in most of them.
il v wnna ,v nnav snmt iw. i
... ...Jt , . .
ruvarv lor me conierence. worsnippeu i
held here April 12-19. Presby
terians, M. E's and M. Ps are united
in this movement.
The writer was in Durham Thurs-
aay aocnaing m meeting 01 uio ooarti
or managers or the summer scnooi I
for preachers at Trinity College.
At the closing meeting of the year,
Mrs. J. W. Hadley, president, pleas
antly entertained at her home, the
Woman's Missionary Society. All
the women of the church have been
placed in five circles, which are to
work for the new church the coming
The Junior Choir is going good
these days. About 60, under the
leadership of Miss Nannie Bulla and
Mrs. Marion Stcdman, lead the ahig
ing at the evening services.
hubjects for .Sunday: 11:00 a. m,
"The Mindful God"; 7 p. m., "A Son
M. G. Lovett Injure In
Dr. G. H. Sumner and Mr. M. G.
Lovett were In an automobile accident
in Greensboro Saturday night which
resulted la Injuries to Mr. Lovett'i
face. According to accounts available
they were driving down one of the
streets in Greensboro la Dr. Sumner's
Ford coupe when the car rsa Into a
sable" stretched aerose the street The
sol Vision badly damaged the front
part of the ear, wrecking Urn radiator
and breaking the windshield. Class
from the) broken windshield taflletsd
severe eats about Mr. LeveU's . fees.
There war ao lights shewing that
street repair work Was going ea at
that partltttar part ef Urn street.
Tom Tarheel says thai U aad bis
Wife have found that HI hiee te keep
sosne eggs, better sad cream ad borne
instead at trying ta set, R aU be folks
sa town, i .'...;
CASES ON CIVIL DOCKET
BEING TRIED LN COURT
Criminal Docket Finished Sat
urday Grand Jury's Re
commendations for JaiL
Cases on the criminal docket of the
Superior Court of Randolph count)
were either trred or disposed of in
some manner by Saturday afternoon
of last week. Quite a number of the
defendants in the action- broug! t
drew t:'.e and a few road r.tnce
The ci il ducket ia.- taken uu .V'Teia;.
morning and this will liki 1 Co:,-ume
Uie entire w eek.
Among the road sentence.- i'r;n'-r-i
were: Theodore I'walleti, who wa
Hiven a su-pende.l sentence of -i
months, but the sentence not to take
effect provided he came into couit
for a period of 5 year.- to show good
nehavior. Walter Millikan was sen
tenced to a six months term on the
roads. Harrison Maness drew six
months on the roads, the sentence to
me effective February 1st, 1925.
He gave 'bond in the sum of $500.00
for appearance on that date.
Arthur Williams was sentenced to
a term of 12 months, Win Denson 8
months, Early Totten 8 months, and
Cu&hnian Fosse 2 years, with the con
dition that his sentence would not
go into effect provided he did not
anJ come conH qt
three years to show good beharior.
.Timmi. Wnnlrir,. drour fivo nnnlk
road sentence, Tine Keck and Cole
Slier three months each and
Scotten also three months. Dormel
Adderton received a suspended sen-!
tence in one ease and in another was
sent to the roads for 8 months.
Ernest Grant was sentenced to 60
davs on the countv road and Robert
Davis was the recipient of a ten
Probably the case which attracted
the most local interest was that of
State vs. Howard Hilliard in which
the State asked for a verdict of man
slaughter or something less. Practic
ally all day Thursday of last week
was taken up in this trial, the jury
getting the case late in the afteitaoon.
On Friday morning, after failing to
agree during the night, the jury re
turned a verdict of not guilty.
On Thursday the grand jury made
its report to the court as follows:
Grand Jury's Report
To his Honor, Thomas J. Shaw,
We, the grand jury for the term,
beg leave to submit the following re
port. We have completed the busi
ness before our body, and have re
turned all bills submitted to us for
action, except those in which we
could not secure witnesses, some of
them off at court at Greensboro and
others out of the county.
We have visited all the institutions
the county in a body or by com-1
We visited the jail in a body. We
found 14 males and one female. We
I heard.s some complaints from the in-
mates in regard to food, medical at
tention, etc. We did not find the jail
las well kept as it should be, in fact
we recommend a thorough overhaul
ing of the interior, especially the toil
ets which we found in a very unsani
We also recommend that new mat
tresses be procured and that covering
I for beds be thoroughly renovated.
We also found all locks gone from
inside shutters, making the lower
cells especially very insecure. We
recommend that locks be provided at
We found the brick walls very bad
ly defaced and in an ugly condition.
We alao advise that the plaster in
., ... .......
,ne ,vln(lr room or tne jailor be re-
paired at once.
We visited and examined the county
home by committee and found the
buildings and grounds In good shape,
! and all in a sanitary condition. We
found 8 white male, 7 white females,
4 colored males, 6 colored females,
all nf whnm BatH fbv wr wall f a. 1
d we crei for w. foun(, 3 cow,
4 fat porkers ready to kill, 4 small
fut .K.t. .r,H 9 U. fl,. om,
We found about 40 bushels of sweet
potatoes and a good quantity of rough
feed, and a small amount of com
raised on the farm.
We visited all the rooms nnd found
everything in a fine sanitary condi
tion. We visited anil examined the offi
ces in the court house and found
thflm in excellent condition.
We recommend that the cunpidors
and closeta be kept in a more sani
extend our appreciation to
youf honor, the solicitor, and the
other county nffirera of the court and
county for tie courteoua treatment
and consideration we have received.
Z. T. BYRD
Foreman of the Grand Jury,
The civil docket was taken up Mon
day morning. A number of divorcee
wtre granted. Mrs. Jeaaetto Luck
was granted s divorce from Everett
J. Lock; S. B. Powell from Beulah
May Powell; W. M. Jordan from
Reaa Davis Jordan. Bottle Coltrane,
colored, was granted a divorce from
Saady Celtraae, aad Richard Wallace
from LydU Wallace.
Bay EdmotMUoa, sdmr. Nonie Grif
fith, was awarded a jadgmsot ef 8a,
sgainat C, V. tsmettsf aad rsania
Lasstter. The action ef the Tyler
Maawfaetartag Company against the
Lesjngtea Ore eery Company was ae.
Ta feflewmg eases vara els.
charged ad fa ape payment ef the
tootai Stale vs. Carl Kkhardsem, J.
A. Brady, K. A. Bobbtaa, C L, CbMe,
aad J. U Tor! gutc . A. B, MIHI
knaj State vs. Erot Imltharmaa aad
, , f (.Continued en peg 4)
Board Authorizes Purchase of T
Two More for This School
The regular monthly meeting of
ti e Randolph county board of educa
t i . r i was held in the office of T.
Fletcher Bulla, county superintendent
of -chools, Monday, December 8th.
A nun her of matters pertaining to
lie various schools of the county
. . re acted on.
Arrangements were made for the
i. nrha-e of two Ford chassis and
bodies to be purchased for the pur
pose of transporting the children of
the Mount Lebanon district to the
Farmer consolidated high school, and
for use in lightening the load on the
other trucks in operation for the Far
Application was made to the board
for two teachers at Mountain school.
Union township, and it was decided .
that two teachers would be allowed
after the first of the new year, pro
vided the patrons of the school would
furnish firewood for the school build
ing and pay $15.00 of the expense. If
at any time the attendance will not
demand two teachers, one will be tak
An additional bunding: appropria-
lM'n ul " " V1U.I1UM
.1 e not j . - ..-!.. .-a
i sdrof TfV ?u , vPW
month vs gted to the school boys
! whf drlve the 0011 trucksV
Two BeJr4Jo1 m"n
;Zfre aPPerl for colored schools,
j es were ,olm McCa r the Raij-
dleman school and and Ed Leach, eol-
oreu' loT lne uiy scnooi,
The following school houses "were
ordered sold: Frees, in FrankDnville
township; Red Cross, in Providence
township; West Bend, in Ashebora
township; Blalock, Richland township;
and Fair Grove, Grant township. The
county is ordered to comply with the
school law in the advertising of each
school building for twenty "days and
at the expiration of the thse to sell
the house on the grounds.
The flint and fifteenth ef each
month were designated as days for
paying school vouchers. This order
will take effect January 1st. The
object is to lessen ' the amount of
work which is required to make tha
proper distribution on the books of
the county superintendent's office. ,
All vouchers beonwng; tfut "betweem - tj-.
me xst ana loia -wm do pout oa
15th unlets the JSth 'ahoojd tr 6
Snndav. and if '. the vouahera wilt
be paid either the, day before eV tha
day after.iMUleucer a4LMS---15th
of the month' will be paid oa the
first of the following month.
The building project at Liberty was
.1 : 1 nJ Anawnt-tfwtB nraM MAfla
. ... . . , n . . - M
The county will donate material for
a foot bridge across the Uwharrie
at Marvin Hammond's, the people of
the community to do the work re-
quired in placing the bridge.
At Capitol Theatre
"Fifty-Fifty", a three act farce
which was given by the Methodist
Protestant Sunday School at the Cap
itol Theatre last Friday evening, was
a pronounced success. A large crowd
attended notwithstanding the inclem
ent weather. The parts were partic
ularly well assigned and the partici
pants acquitted themselves most
creditably. Robert Bunch, Author
! and Robert Jones Artist in their de
! spair to become famous and succeee
i ful, conspired the plan to win their
way by notoriety, consequently the
reports were started that the author
had taken unto himself a wife and
I that the artist had lost by theft a
i famous painting. Both reports were
Miss Kthel Lovett was excellent SS1
' . u i m ' 1
",u pu",n l"r " P""
moanumo ucconuns; uuuhih
i with the artist and proposing just ai
his finances apeared. Dr. John Swaira
brought down the house in the role
of an Irish janitor aa did Maa Bidgs)
who took the part of a negro walet
and comedian. Miss Dollio Worthing
ton in a Spanish dance costume Ml
especially attractive. Miss Lucy Leigh
lovett as a hotel proprietress, acted
her part particularly well MS H4 Miss
Bertha Preanell, a mature lady who.
in collecting art, by mistake purchas
ed a mahogany seat wrong tide Up.
Clarence Lovett as Sea Captain and
Miss Kate Bulla as his wife played
their parts well. The latest perform
ance was good and aa a pleasing all-'
max Mr. Kenneth Isley, disguised aS '
nerro maid gsve a number ex
gsln negro dialect, which war
! thoroughly enjoyed. ,J ...
Mrs. Oeae StraUom Porter Dead
Mrs. Gene Strette Porter, 'aovwlijt .
and short story writer, died Saturday
night in a Loo Angelas, Csl hospital
from In juries sustained when bar ao
tovaobfle Collided with a street aa
early Saturday afternoon.
Mrs, Porter waa Urn author ef IS
books, the meet popular beinr the
"Girt ef Urn Umberioet" and TrecV-
tshlsa U Bartagtoa
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