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VOL. XII—No. 44.
CONVENES AUG. 25
Judse W. F. Harding, of Char
lotte. Will Preside at Au
gust Term of Civil Court.
p,-herfovdton. Aug. 3. —Judge W.
harlotte, will con
term of Superior
al of civil cases here
: 25. Court will like
;i session two weeks or
cket for the term fol
,ok Jitehem vs. Rutherford
j n . Matter of the Jno. Edger
Thompson vs. Town of Ruther
Green vs. Green.
Tuesday, August 26.
Farmers Bank & Trust Co., vs.
Campbell, et al.
Harris, et al vs. Conduit Electric
Industrial Loan & Investment
Bank vs. Harrill, et al.
Deck vs. Farmers Bank & Trust
Tipton vs. Spindale Mills.
Wednesday, August 27.
Spurlin, Admr, vs. Bridges.
In Re: Mary L. Hardin, widow of
W. P. Hardin.
John Fincher (Southern Ry.
McDaniel vs. Wells.
MeDaniel vs. Wells.
Thursday, August 28.
Mary Brown, et al vs. J. M. Brown
P. C. Courtney vs. W. C. High
Rutherford County Bank & Trust
Co., vs. J. W. Beason, al
Dedmond vs. Dedmond.
Chimney Rock Co., vs. Town of
Friday, August 29.
In the matter of the will of C. J.
Pennington vs. Pennington.
Farmers Bank and Trust Co., vs.
W. J Milner. Jr.
F. H." Jackson vs. T. F. Mcßrayer.
Monday, September 1.
E. Banks Dillard vs. C. C. Britt.
Holland, et al, vs. J. F. Daniel.
C. W. Keeter vs. Cobb, et al.
Blue Ridge Power Co., vs. Caro
lina Mountain Power Co.
Rutherford County Bank & Trust
Co., vs. E. C. Meese, et al.
R. E. Biggerstaff, al vs. H. R.
Rutherford County Bank & Trust
Co., vs. T. R. Flack, et al.
Meredith vs. Grand Lodge of
Ledbetter vs. Burge, et al.
Toney vs. Toney.
Tuesday, September 2.
Chas. J. Rourke, vs. A. Howard
Rutherford County Bank & Trust
Co., vs. Harrill, Patton, et al.
Sisk, vs. Weathers, et al.
Rutherford County Bank & Trust
Co., vs. Smith et al.
Industrial Bank vs. T. F. Oates.
Banner Motor Co., vs. W. A. War
Rutherford County vs. Guy Weav
C. S. Royster, Trustee County
Home vs. Rastus Hooks, al.
Carl Womack, et al, vs. D. H.
Ilouser, admr., al.
Wednesday, September 3.
'' Crotts, al vs. D. M.
j J. Hicks, vs. T. C. Covington,
Mrs. T. M. Harris vs. Federal
sen hamer, vs. Marks.
K Black vs. C. L. Wagoner,
W- A. Harrill, al. vs. Carolina
Martin, admr. vs. Owens.
Thursday, September 4.
Hoylc Elliott vs. Belle Gettys
H- H. Tucker, Commrs of Ruth
ei'iord County vs. W. B. Walker, al.
Mead vs. Head.
R- L. Bogan vs. Dina Bogan.
Alexander vs. Alexander.
" hisnant vs. Whisnant.
Friday, September 5.
Jno. Huntley vs. C. C. & O. Ry.
: • S Cas. Co., vs. Keeter, Wil
son, et al.
, r Vv • L. McFadden vs. Carolina
ntain Power So. (protest)
' >yd Jones vs. Frank Shields.
alvin McCoyle, et al, vs. Dr. W.
•• v.. Mcßrayer vs. Lucinda Ham
j ''a Johnson vs. Zaluh Clements,
Hevchi Bros. vs. W. L. Silvers.
Mrs. E. G. Dixon vs. Chas. Wil
:,ams, et al.
Campbell, ',et a\l vs. Champion/
-Mrs. J. D. Ledbetter vs. W. A.
J - c-rrill, et al.
L. B. Jackson vs. J. H. Thomas,
Doggett, et al.
-J. G. Johnson vs. Rutherford
unty Fair Association
Rutherford County vs. J. H.
"W right-Backman Lumber Co. vs.
T. E. Nanney vs. Pink Williams.
A. B. Whitlock vs. Federal Mcrt-
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE U. S. A." U. S. OFAGRICULTURE SURVEY
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOR EST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
MISS OLA CALLAHAN
VISITS IN THE COUNTY
Miss Ola Eugene Callahan, who
is teacher of the English language in
Durango, Mexico, sent out by the
Womens' Missionary Society of the
Western North Carolina Methodist
conference, is visiting relatives in
Rutherford county. Miss Callahan
was recently given a months' vaca
tion, and the first two weeks were
spent visiting her brother, Dr. Geo.
B. Callahan, of Waukegan, 111., the
third week with friends and relatives
in Rutherford county and western
North Carolina and the fourth week
will be spent in Greensboro.
Miss Callahan reports an interest
ing but rather difficult year's work in
the Mexican field and is thoroughly
enjoying her work. To save time,
a good part of the journey from
Durango was made by airplane.
SESSION THIS WEEK
Rutherfordton, Aug. 5.—A large
delegation attended the meeting with
the county commissioners here Tues
day morning. A large number of
committees representing civic clubs
of the county appeared and urged
that the fishing licenses be reinstat
ed, A group of citizens representing
various localities of the county ap
peared and requested that the offices
of county ' home demonstrator and
county farm demonstrator be retain
ed. As The Courier goes to press no
decision has been made by the com
POTATO GROWERS TO
MEET SATURDAY, AUG. 16
Ellenboro, Aug. 5.—A meeting
for all sSveet potato growers who
wish to. store sweet potatoes at El
lenboro this season is called by A.
B. Bushong, agricultural teacher, to
be held in the Ellenboro school
building, Saturday Afternoon, Au
gust 16, 1930.
All farmers wfeo ia,re expecting
storage space at Ellenboro are urg
ed to be present and make arrange
ments for same.
It is expected that the largest crop
in the history of the storage house
will be stored at Ellenboro this Fall.
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CAR STOLEN MONDAY.
A Chevrolet cabriolet, belonging
to Mr. Marvin Doggett, was stolen
from the streets in Rutherfordton
Monday * morning .Sometime Mon
day afternoon the car was found
at the rear of Suber's cafe. The
thief had driven the car from Ruth
el fordton to Forest City and aban
doned it. Mr. Doggett is making an
effort to locate the guilty party or
parties. * \
SON OF MR. AND MRS V . S. W.
PATTON DIES IN HOSPITAL
Julius Lawrence Patton, three
years old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W.
Patton, of Forest City, died at the
Rutherford. Hospital after a short
illness. Funeral services were held
at three o'clock at Pinnacle church
with Rev. L. N. Epley in charge of
the services. Interment was in the
Pinnacle cemetery. The child is sur
vived by his parents and one broth
er, Garland S. Patton.
NEW STORE COMING.
The building just vacated by the
Carolina Cafe will be occupied by
the Carolina Cash Store, being a
branch of this concern with head
quarters at Spartanburg. Mr. John
Graham, Jr., is proprietor of the
Carolina Cash Stores. The Forest
City storeroom is to be thoroughly
overhauled and renewed for the com
ing of the new store, which will open
in about two weeks, according to
The Courier's informant.
Dr. F. M. Kincaid will preach at
the local Presbyterian church next
Sunday evening at eight o'clock.
Everybody is invited to attend this
Bessie Logan vs. W. C. Ellis, et
al. ' ' .
Cleo Logan Davis vs. W. C. Ellis,
Thos. Ross vs. Rutherford Coun
ty Bank & Trust Co.
C. H. Ruppe vs. G. R. Champion.
• Julia Rouarlf, Admr. vs. W. C.
Mrs. W. P. Hardin vs. W. R.
In the matter of Paul Duncan,
Josephine Williams vs. Ralph
Louis Driscoll vs. Herman Dris
T. M. Parker and wife vs. Mon
roe Adams, Admr.
Aline McCree vs. Mack McCree.
Mrs. Sara B. Coleman vs. Hugh
F. Little, et al.
M. M. Searcy vs. W. A. Warlick.
Standard Oil Co., of N. J. vs.
Harris Oil Co.
F. W. H. Logan vs. Builders Sup
M. G. Johnson vs. A. C. Duncan-
Harry Greenburg vs. Stein's
' Department Store.
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. AUG. 7, 1930.
MT. VERNON NEWS
ITEMS OF LATE INTEREST
Forest City, R-3, Aug. s.—Rev.
J. A. Carter, now pastor of the
Ormsby Avenue Baptist church, of
Louisville, Ky., will preach and sing
at Mt. Vernon Baptist church Sun
day, August 10. Mr. Carter and fam
ily are visiting Mrs. Carters parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. L. ,Wells of this
A Cokesbury Training school is
in progress at the Mt. Hebron Meth
odist church, conducted by Rev. Roy
Barnell, now a student at Duke uni
The ladies'' missionary society of
the Mt. Vernon Baptist church, met
at Mrs. Ed Morgans Sunday after
roon, August 3. A very profitable
and enjoyable program was given.
The crops in this section are
looking fine after the showers.
FUNERAL FOR F, E. WEBB.
Funeral services for Mr. Fred j
E. Webb, who died in Atlanta, Ga.,
July 29, was held from the Main
Street Methodist church here last
Thursday morning. Rev. M. F. Moores
was in charge, assisted by Dr. W.
A. Ayers. Interment was in Pleasant
Several hundred people attended
the services, and filled the church to
its capacity. East Main street, from
its junction with Powell Street to
below the Melthodist churfch was
cleared of all cars, in order that those
attending the funeral would have
a place to park. ,* '
A quartette, composed of Mes'dames
Ernest Robinsoin, Burwell Moore,
Messrs. Henry Giles and G. V. Frye,
sang "Some Glad Morning*'. Mrs.
A. M. Glickman rendered as a solo
"Crossing the Bar." "The Old Rug
ged Cross" was sung by request,
jy the choir.
ELLENBORO SCHOOL OPENS.
Ellenboro, Aug. 4.—The Ellen—'
bcro school opened this mornings
when 500 students, of which numf*-''
ber 125 are enrolled in Qie
school department, listened to open
ing addresses delivered by Rev. W.
C. Rourk, pastor for the Ellen-'
boro .Presbyterian church, and Rev.
i. D. Ha. rill, the rector for the Beth
el Baptist church.
After the gjroup sang together,
t: America," Professor Curtis Price,
who again heads the school, called
on the ministers to deliver their ad
dresses. Both advocated a full pro
gram of education including the
development of the spiritual as well
as the mental in the students .They
urged the students to be honest and
work hard while in school.
Following the ministers came Prof
essor, R. B. Tapp, a former prin
cipal of the school, who urged the
best for a successful school year.
Then, the principal for the school
introduced to the students and to
the many patrons present the teach
ers for the year.
The Ellenboro school has a depart
ment of home economics for the girls
and a department bf agriculture for
the boys along with special teachers
of English, history, science, math
oi" English, history, science, mathe-
H. C. CARSON DELEGATE
TO FORESTRY MEETING
Raleigh, Aug. 5. —Governor O.
Max Gardner has appointed 122
citizens of the state to represent the
respective counties at the Twentieth
Annual Meeting of the North Caro
lina Forestry Association to be' held
in North Wilkesboro September 9-
11. Mr. H. C. Carson of Bostic, R-3,
has been appointed to represent Ruth
erford county in this meeting.
On last Tuesday afternoon, Mrs.
M. E. Dorsey entertained at a thea
tre party at the Romina Theatre in
honor of her niece, Miss Louise Dor
sey, of Shelby, who was visiting
here. There were eighteen guests
and after the party they returned
to Mrs. Dorsey's home where delight
ful brick cream, cake and mints
~v SWIMMING PARTY.
Miss Mary Frances Harrill gave a
>swimmi;ng party £nd watermelon
slicing on last Thursday afternoon
at Woodland Park in honor of her
visitors, Misses Mary and Edith
Wright, of Shelton, S. C. Twenty
friends were invited and all had a
mcst enjoyable time.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Bostic
Bridges, on Thursday, July 3ist, a
fine boy, Charles H. Bridges.
* * *
Mr. - and Mrs. W. P. Chaney are
rejoicing over the arrival of a fine
boy, born Saturday, August 2.
THE COUNTY CLUB TO
MEET AUGUST 15TH
The Rutherford County Club will
hold its August meeting in the First
Baptist church in Rutherfordton Fri
day, August 15. This will be a joint
meeting with the Rutherford County
BANK PROPERTY SOLD.
Harrill & King, real estate deal
ers, sold a large block of property
in Rutherfordton and also the Ruth-:
erford County Fair Grounds, last
Thursday, for Dr. John D. Biggs,
liquidating agent for the Ruther
ford County Bank & Trust' Com
pany. The property sold included
the building formerly used by Ruth
erford County Bank & Trust Com
pany, together with the fixtures; the
annex to the old Commercial Bank
building, and the Rutherford county
fair grounds. The entire property
brought a total of $30,394.30.
The old Rutherford County Bank
building and fixtures was purchased
by the Union Trust Company for
$12,650. The Industrial Bank pur
chased the annex to the old Com
mercial Bank, paying $7,875, and the
fair ground property was bought by
various parties, a total of $9,869.30
being paid for this property.
V EAST AVONDALE NOTES.
East . Avondale, Aug. 6.—Mr.
Gordon Baber and family, of Green
ville, are visitors of Mr. E. Baber and
and family, and Miss Laura Baber.
Mr. A*red Harrill and family
will move this week in the house
formerly occupied by Miss Minnie
]\|r. and Mrs. John . Layne and
Mrs. John Smart of Mooresboro, spent
Saturday in Spartanburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Myles Haynes and
son, Myles, Jr., of Cliffside-, visit
ed Mrs. Crate Haynes Sunday af
The following will be •members
of the faculty of Avondale school
this term: Prof. F. S. Hall, Avon
klale; Miss Amanda Haynes, Cliff
side; Miss Lucile Nanney, Ruther
fordton; Miss Lila Freeman, Shel
by; and str. Charles Dalton, Forest
!■ We glad to note that Mrs.
George Philbeck is improving after
"several days illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Haynes
[moved their letters recently from
Cliffside Baptist church to The Hay
nes Memorial Baptist church here.
•' Mr. H. M. Owens spent the week
end in Chestnut Hill with his family.
GRAY'S CHAPEL NOTES.
iiutherfordton, R-2. Aug. 6.—The
annual .home coming day at Gray's
Chapel Methodist church was ob
served Sunday. There was a large
attendance of members of the
church, their relatives and friends,
and many former residents of the
Mr. and Mrs. Rucker Owensby,
who recently announced their mar
riage, have returned from a visit to
Greenville, S. C., and are at home
to their friends at the Twitty farm.
Miss Jessie Shehan has re-entered
Lenoir-Rhyne for the second sum
mer term of school there.
Miss Sallie Moore, of Saluda,
spent the week-end with her mother,
Mrs. Bertie Moore.
Miss Sara Pearson, also of Salu
da, visited her grandmother and at
tended the services at the Chapel
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Moore and
family, of Tryon, visited their moth
er, Mrs. Nathan Moore, Sunday.
Mrs. Moore has been ill for more
than a year.
Little Miss Gene Moore of Ruth
erfordton, and Jessie Pearson, of
Saluda, spent, last week with their
aunt, Mrs. Joe Montfredo.
Mt\ Lawrence Harrill, of Page
iand, S. C., is Mrs. Lawrence
Harrill and his mother, Mrs. Nannie
Master Frank Moore, little son of
Mr. and Mrs. Wicher Moore, of Ruth
erfordton, spent part of last week
with his aunt, Mrs. Gertrude Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Shehan, of
Mill Springs, spent Sunday wfth
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Shehan. The church owes them its
gratitude for securing the singer
for the services Sunday.
THRILLING BYRD ADVENTURE
SEEN IN REAL DETAIL
The daring flight of Rear Admiral
Richard E. Byrd across the South
Pole is only one of the feats of
daring and heroism captured by the
Paramount cameraman who brought
"With Byrd at the South Pole," a
thrilling picture of adventure, .to the
United States. The feature film,
which will show at the Romina Thea
tre. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 11
and 12, is a continuous drama, filled
with adventure, humor, thrills and
Mr. A. C. Runyans, licensed em
balm er, has taken a position with
the firm of G. *M. Huntley & Son,
funeral directors of this city. Mr.
Runyans comes from Shelby, where
for the past four years he had been
connected with the Palmer Funeral
Willis Towery Post No. 74, Ameri
can Legion, will give a waterme on
slicing at the City Hall on the even
ing of Friday, August Bth.
We are glad to hear that Mrs.
Lee Stein, who underwent an op
eration in the Piedmont Hospital,
Atlanta, Ga., last week, is improving.
SHERIFF'S SALE FOR TAXES.
Elsewhere in this issue of The
Courier will be found the sheriff's
list of land for sale for taxes. This
land is being advertised by the
sheriff and commissioners in compli
ance with Chapter 213, Public Laws
of 1927, as amended by the Legis
lature of 1929. The land will be ad
vertised four weeks and all on which
the taxes have not been paid will be
sold by the sheriff on Monday, Sep
tember 1, 1930.
The land is being advertised as a
last resort. The commissioners were
very reluctant to advertise, and is
sued the order late Tuesday night
after ascertaining, in a lengthy ses
sion, that there was no other re
course. The laws dealing with the
advertising of delinquent property
taxes were thoroughly gone over
and examined in hope that there was
some method in which the taxes could
be collected without advertising at
this time. After advising with At
torney S. P. Dunagan it was learn
ed that there was nothing else for
them to do except order the land
In the rush of work this week, in
setting up the list in type, many
correspondent's letters were neces
sarily left out. With only one lino
type machine it was humanly im
possible to set up in type all of the
list and the regular run of news. We
regret very much the necessity of
omitting part of the news letters,
but hope our correspondents will
pardon us this week.
DR. L. L. GOLD
LOCATES IN ELLENBORO
Ellenboro, Aug. s.—When Dr. L.
L. Gold arrived in Ellenboro yes
terday from Kansas City, Mo., where
he has been doing interne work in a
hospital for the past year or more,
Ellenboro and the community re
ceived the services of a well-trained
young doctor because he received
several medical calls from local peo
ple on the day of his arrival.
Young Dr. Gold is a graduate of
the Medical School of Tulane Uni
versity at New Orleans, La. Since
his graduation from medical school
he has done interne work at a hos
pital in Kansas City, Mo.
He is related to Dr. Chas .Gold
of Rutherford ion, • who for many
years was Ellenboro's leading doc
tor. Then, the Beams, McKinney's,
Martin's, Walker's, and Pannells',
claim relation to him.
His office is located on sec
end floor of the Bank of Ellen
boro building in Ellenboro.
AT PLEASANT GROVE
Rev. E. W. Fox, of Marion, pre
siding Elder of the Marion District,
held third quarterly conference Sun
day morning at Cliffside, and Sun
day night at Pleasant Grove. Mr.
Fox brought a great message at
Pleasant Grove before holding the
conference, which was the opening
sermon of a series of revival meet
ing services. Preaching will be held
there each evening this week, and the
pastor, Rev. W. A. Barber, will do
The quarterly conference for the
Spindale-Pleasant Grove charge was
held immediately after the service
and was well attended by officials
of both churches, who gave some
splendid and gratifying reports.
A reunion of the descendants of
j William L. Griffin will be held next
: Sunday at the late Jim I' rank Dan
iel place, South of Oakland. The
reunion will be an all day occasion,
and all members of the family and
others who wish are requested to
attend and bring a basket and the
Dinner will be spread picnic -tyle
at 12:30 on a large table near the
P All who can are requested to gath
er at the family cemetery near
j the Jim Frank Daniel place, Satur
! day afternoon and assist in clean
ing off the cemetery.
FOREST CITY SHOPPE OPENING
IN NEW QUARTERS FRIDAY
The Forest City Shoppe, that pop
ular little store operated by the
Davis sisters, will have an opening m
their new quarters, the building:
formerly occupied by J. M. Price &
Son, just across the street from
their present location, on Fridaj
morning. The Jadies are cordially
invited to call and see our new lines
of dresses, suits and hats and ladies
Don't forget the new locauon and
the date— Friday morning. New
quarters, new goods and a cordial
welcome awaits you.
STATEMENT IN REGARD
TO PUBLIC UTILITIES SALE
A comparative statement in ref
erence to the sale of the public utili
ties will be found in this issue, lne
table was compiled by Geo.
hart & Co., public accountants o
Charlotte. If you are interested in
the utilities sale, read the statement.
Cretonne covered pillows, special
af 19c pair. Stahl's Ten Cent Store.
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
A. A. MRNETHY
Alexander Citizen Passes Sud
denly Tuesday Night—
Funeral Today (Thurs
Alexander Mill, Aug. 6.—The en
tire community was shocked Wed
nesday morning to learn of the sud
den death of Mr. A. 'A. Abernethy,
who died at his home here Tuesday
night at 10:20 o'clock. Mr. Aberne
thy had been suffering from heart
trouble for several years, but had
never considered his ailment as
serious. He was suddenly stricken
Tuesday night, and died within a
short time. .
As The Courier goes to press
funeral arrangements have not been
i completed. Interment will be in the
Cool Springs cemetery Thursday af
Mr. Abernethy is survived by his
widow and seven children, as follows:
Zeb Abernethy, Alexander; A. V.
Abernethy, Avondale; Sam, Albert
and George Abernethy, of Alexan
der; Mrs. A. L. Hardin, of Forest
City, R-3, and Mrs. Bill Harris, of
Mr. Abernethy was seventy-four
years of age.
HORN'S THEATRE INSTALLS
Pursuing his policy of keeping
abreast of the times in all things
pertaining to the moving picture
business, Mr. W. L. Horn has just
installed the DeForest Phonofilm,
pronounced the rriracle of science in
the projection of sound pictures.
That the public appreciates Mr.
Horn's enterprise is evidenced by
the increased attendance at the thea
In conclusion of an interesting
announcing program cf 'the new
machine, the management of Horn's
Theatre says: "It is certainly a plea
sure to give you the best sound, just
as we have always tried to give you
the best pictures. Our success de
pends upon your pleasure."
It has been well said that Forest
City is the amusement —as well as
the trade—center of the county.
This is made possible by the enter
prise of our progressive business
"A " >
THE CAROLINA CAFE
MOVES TO NEW QUARTERS
The Carolina Cafe has moved into
the storeroom next door to The
Courier office, which has been ele
gantly fitted up for the cafe busi
ness. The public is cordially invit
ed to call at the Carolina's new home,
where the very best will be found
in good home cooking, in service
and in everything pertaining to the
Meet your friends at the new home
of the Carolina Cafe.
REVIVAL AT MT. PLEASANT.
Forest City, Aug. 4.—A revival
! series of meetings will begin at Mt.
Pleasant Baptist church (R) Sun
day the 10th and run through the
week, services morning and night.
Pastor I. N. Kimbrough, at the
request of the church, will do the
preaching, and Mr. P. L. Kennedy will
lead the singing.
A cordial invitation is extended
!to everybody to attend, enjoy the
! meetings and assist in every way
BEAM FAMILY REUNION.
The annual Beam family reunion
will be held Thursday, August 14,
at New Prospect Baptist church,
near Shelby. This will be an all day
occasion, and dinner will be spread
on the ground at noon. A free will
offering will be taken for the pur
pose cf erecting a Beam monumen:.
REUNION AUG. 14
The Bridges family reunion will
be held Thursday, August 14, at
Sandy Plains Baptist church, ;»,x
miles north of Lattimore, in Cleve
land county. The reunion will be an
all dav affair. All families are re
ouested to bring a picnic luncheon.
CLOSE REVIVAL AT TRINITY.
A series of revival services clos
ed at Trinity Baptist church last
Sunday. Rev. M. M. Huntley did the
preaching, and was assisted by Re*..
N L. Wright, of Alexander.
Twelve or fifteen additions to th:-
church resulted from the meeting.
J. H. THOMAS IMPROVING.
As The Courier goes to press the
condition of Mr. J. H. Thomas i*
reported to be considerably imprc
ed. Marked improvement hasbeen
shown since Sunday, and .
thought to be well on the road to