PAGE TWELVE ROCKINGHAM POhT-IYTRP A TfTW TPBMnwn nni m to 1 I A v - SJ L 1 I . . - ' 1 - - " " 1 A , I - - . -- . . ' "I i i m ifi 1 MANY CASES TRIED IN COURT. iffMI frftOt pAgC. y building before the Fall slips by. A At a previous term the Grand H Jury made true bills against a number of white and colored men for failure to list their taxa bles last' year. These" cases came up the first thing Monday. It appeared to the Court that the parties had paid the taxes, and so the matter was dropped upon than paying the costs. They were: State vs Frank De- Berry, Terry Seawell, Jack ,Har- J ns, Jim (Owen) Leak, A. J. Chil I ders, Bledsoe Cole, Chester El lerbe, Cooper Moore, Frank Adams, Clarence McRae, Buck Sam Rose, Robert Worth. N " State vs Arthur Diggs; pleads guilty to a. d w. upon Minnie Barnes; both colored. Judge lets him pay costs. During the day Monday the Grand Jury filed into the court room, all 18 present, and present ed a true bill to His Honor for murder against John Harrington-.. He is charged4vith killing anoth er negro, Edward KoFlock, in Marks Creek township on June 9th, the dispute securing over an egg-sucking dog. The case will be tried this week. s Raef LeGrand. colored, was tried Tuesday for a d. w. and tew. The jury fourfd him guilty of the former, and not guilty of the latter; he claimed he had a lightwood knot and not a pistol., Messrs. Chesley Sed berry and Don Phillips appeared for Raef. Will Hailey plead guilty to lar ceny and was sentenced to the roads for two years. State vs Esker Crump. He was charged with larceny, but the jury promptly acquitted him. It was a controversy over the rights to some saw-mill lumber. W. R. Jones appeared for Mr. Crump. State vs Zeb Gordon and Hen- ry Green. ChaVged with having for sale and for transporting whiskey. Zeb submitted. Green went to the jury with his case, being defended by W. R. Jones. The jury found him guilty, but recommended the mercy of the Court. The case came from .Hamlet Recorder s Court where Green was sentenced to the roads for two months. Judge Finley declined to interfere with the Recorder's sentence and so Hen ry will have to wdrk for the county for the next 60 days. The case showed that he was techi nally guilty, but should be a warning to jitney drivers and a watch from M. B. Garrett. The Judge sent him to the roads f jr six months with leave for tjhe Commissioners to hire him out. State vs Jim Davis. He sub mitted to the charge of driving a car while drunk and the Judge sentenced him to the roads for six months. Davis is a mechanic, and an expert one, in the employ of Robert Steele, 3rd., and during the war was an aviation mechan ic. He two weeks ago got drunk on a Sunday afternoon and drove his car recklessly. Fortunately he ran info no one, but this was his good fortune and not his fault. He said he was so druh he remembered nothing about the driving, or where he bought his whiskey. On the charge of having more whiskey in his pos session than the law allows, judgment was suspended for 12 months after expiration of the six-months' sentence, pending good behavior. Davis was re manded to jail Monday after noon arter sentence was pro nounced. State vs Thomas Shelton, colored boy working on the sew erage gang at Pee Dee No, 2. Charged with stealing a shirt from another negro. Jury acquits him. W. R. Jones appeared for the boy, while Sedberry & Phil hps assisted the Solicitor in the prosecution. . State vs Neal Yandell. Pleads guilty to assault. Not sentenced when paper went to press. State vs Arch Davis. This negro was arrested in Hamlet July 4th by Officers Braswell and Miller. They had heard he was a desperate man, and that he had a pistol, so when they went to arrest him he attempted to draw a gun, according to the officers, and it became necessarv for them to hit him over the head and shoot him the leg. The Re corder sentenced him to 12 months on the roads. He ap pealed, and was defended Wed nesday in Court by Sedberry & Phillips. The direct charge was carrying a concealed weapon a 45 caliber cannon. The inrv took the case at 10:45 Wednesday morning and did not report till mid-aftemoon, finally declaring hini guilty. Davis is a tall negro, and is said to haye served a ten- year sentence iff Anson for killing a man. The big case of this term was begun Wednesday at noon that of the State vs B. W. 3arksdale, traveling man for Garrett & Co. He was tried a January term for soliciting orders for extracts that contained an unlawful amount of alcohol; Chief Braswell arrest ed him in C. B. Terry's store in Hamlet. port to the Judge Wednesday at noon, and was djsmissed. How ever, it holds on for six months, this being a law passed for Moore and Richmond counties by the last Legislature. The members are thus able from all parts of the connty to keep track of vio lations and can make better re ports at the different terms. In the report to the Judge the Grand Jury recommended' a new courthouse, and also that religi ous services be provided at Coun ty Home and chain-gang; also that bathing facilities be giveri the chain-gang, and better drink ing water and that the prisoners be exercised over each week-end It was recommended that the bridge across the creek at the Seaboard depot at Rockingham be repaired by the county (it is outside the Rockingham limits.) The Grand Jury appointed four of its members as a commit tee to regularly visit the jail, County Home and chain-gang and see that they are run prop erly; this committee consists of W. E. Harrison, John L. Everett, C, G. Crepps and J. U. Thrower. CONDENSED NEWS FROM THE OLD NORTH STATE SHORT NOTES OF INTEREST TO CAROLINIANS. Uncolnton. The Wampum cotttm mill, of tils city, will aUrt up night work Boiue time during the week. Wlnston-alem. The coaaly health officer reports xhat during the past week ever 1,300 persons were given the anti-typhoid vaccine in this county. Durham. Fire estimated to hare done a damage of HOQ.eOO completely destroyed Ave buildings and badly damaged two others in Roxboro. . Wadesboro. Rev. C. A. Wood, the-l popular pastor of the Methodist church of this 'city, had the misfortune to break his right arm while cranking tits automobile. Charlotte. The body of Joseph Orr, the first Charlotte man to lose his lite in the world war, has reached New York and is expected to' arrive in Charlotte shortly. Asheville. Dewey, the eight-year- old son of West Patton. of Canton, accidentally took hold of a live wife and his hand was so bty burned that surgeons decided to amputate it Winston-Salem. Thnrman Coffey 16-year-old bov. died at a local ho.mitai Wall House Burglarized. nere "s tne resuil of '"juries received I several days ago when he fell oat About 10 o'clpck Wednesday i hls Meycle and was run over by an niftrnifurTTiirli tin. fr..ltt,l automobile. - is J .iv- jiih tuuuitn i( county Hp others not to .drive anyone who I Judge Ray sent him to jail-for may have whiskey aboard, evensix months. He anrv -rr"rv-u otiu the Supreme Court granted him a new trial. And this -re-trial Tshe V,' 4.U J: ! i uiv uic uuver mmseij may have nothing to do with the whiskey. Henry was merely driving another fellow who had the whiskey, but that didn't let him out. He doubtless will be more discriminating in his pas sengers next June State vs George Marsh; pleads not guilty to larceny and receiv ing. Jury find's George to be guilty. state vs Catherine Bbstick, colored. Case came from Ham let She was charged with being disorderly, but the jury acquits ner. State vs Raymond McArthur; a young white lad who was' jour neying from New York to Flor ida in search of work. In pass ing Entwistle he took a watch, bicycle and $5 gold piece from W. F. Ivey. The Judge sentenced him to 4 months on the roads, with capias not to be issued ex cept on req-.est of the Solicitor. In other words, for him tolclear out. 1 ins he has done, H. M. Britt giving him transportation back to his home in Troy, New York. Britt and the boy struck up acquaintance while in jail to gether. It was a kindly act on Britt's part. B. Pankey, a white lad of northern part of the county, en tered plea of nolo contendere to charge of larceny. He had taken started Wednesday at noon jury trying the case consisted of C. E. D. Egerton, Minor T. Hin son, D. T. Covington, W. B. Cox J. A. Criscoe, J. R. Crowson. E. E. Mclntyre, W. R. Dobbin, S. A. basterlmg, Atlas Williams. I. R. (Billy Gordon, James Dunn. The Solicitor appeared alone for the State, while the defendant Barks- dale (really the Garrett & Co.) was represented by E. L. Travis and son, and Gibbons & LeGrand Witnesses for Garrett & Co.. . ' were Dr. Bernard H. Smith, head of the research department of the Company; L. R Allyn, chem ist of the Westfield, Mass.. Test ing & "Research Laboratory, and W.M. Alien, State Chemist, of Kaiejgh. . it was a case of State wide interest, and hard founrht. l he jury returned a verdict of guilty at 7:10 p. m. o'clock todav (Thursday) and upon motion of Solicitor Brock Judge Finley pronounced the sentence of court. Barksdale was sentenced ko serve six months on the dud- lic, roads, capias to issue on mo tionof the Solicitor. A impar. ance bond for $300 was fixed by the court under, order for Barks- aaie to appear and show good behavior at the July and January terms of Court for 12 months. The Grand Jury made its re turned to the Henry C. Wal residence and as he turned the corner of the house a strange negro jumped from a window and made off. Jim followed and when near the Hill Parsons house the negro dropped a pistol from his pocket. The chase led past the jail, through the woods until finally "Uncle" Jim lost the track Not to be outdone, he got his horse and followed on towards Hamlet. Arriving in that town he scouted about, true detective fashion, and pretty soon spied (lis man. He secured Officer Miller and pretty soon the man was under arrest. He was brought to Rockingham and odged in jail. The Post-Dispatch man visited the jail Wednesday night to see if any information could be gleaned from the negro. But the man refused to tell anything. He said his name is Johnnie W il liams and that he came from Winston. He said he reached Hamlet Tuesday and was looking for a job. He is about 5 feet, 8 inches, is yellow and apparently about 21 years old. "Uncle" Tim Reddick is the caretaker for the, Wall home. Mr. and Mrs. Wall left on the 16th on the Olympic for a tour of Europe, and left the old darkey in charge of the premises. And right faithfully did he seek to protect his employer's interests, It is not known what was taken from the house, other than an exchange of shirts. A No. 14 silk shirt . from Mellon's was found upstairs where the burglar had swapped for one Of Mr. Wall's shirts. He had also taken TITIIJ 1 .a . mr. wans pistol, ana tms was dropped near the Parsons, house dunng the chase. "Uncle" Jim insists this man is the one he chased, while the negro insists that he is not the man. New Store At Ellerbe. The J. E. Nicholson Co., was in corporated the 20th by the Secre tary of State, withauthorized caoi- tal of $50,000 and $15,000 already paid in. This new firm-will conduct a general mercantile business, with everything for the home apd farm. The stockholders about 30, with J. E. Nicholson as manager, and the followinc board of directors: D. A. Parsons. D P. Bridges, J. A. Hutchinson. "E. Vuncannon, T.-M. Carriker.-T: E. Nicholson, W. H. Carpenter. 1 he Company will build a two- story brick building adjoining the Nance-Presnell buildine. 25x100 feet; brick-laying will start with in two weeks, and it is hoped to get into the ftew store by Octob er 1st. , Boone. Considerable work Is being done on the training school campus cement steps being made at various places, drains improved and plans con sidered for further improvements. Davidson. The funeral services of Louise, the orient daughter of Kev. E. O. Irvln, of Glade Valley, were con ducted here. The young girl, about 12 years of age, was killed in ah auto mobile accident. Asnevine. The Asheville and East Tennessee railroad will cease opera iion wunin u aay unless there is a decided increase In the amount of na- tronage. according to a statensent by Reginald Howland, treasurer of the company: Winston-Salem. Chester Allen, 1- year-old colored boy, died at a hospital from a pistol shot wound fired bv Jesse McKnight. colored. t ' - Klnston The Kinston Poultry asso ciation held, a chicken stew and fry at Lakeside, three miles from here. 1 a,. ... . Elisabeth City. Pls for the estab lishment of a Community Hospital at !Vir:ilieth Citjeare now taking delinite T)::ihzn.A $50,000 church hut. dp signed to fill the recreational and so cial needs of the church is to be erect ed by the First Presbyterian Church of this city. Weldon. A very disastrous fire oc curred at Roanoke Rapids when the handsome brick, stone-trimmed build ing occupied and operated as a pulp or paper product mill was burned. The Governor's Hard Fight By FREDERICK CLARKE A. (ft la. Wtm Newspaper Union.) Nobody except the governor knew that he had a double not even the governor's wife, who knew him, per haps, better than anybody else. The tw o men resembled each orher so com pletely that iwould have been Impos sible for their most Intimate acquaint ances to distinguish them. From his earliest years Governor Haines had been, engaged lu a con stant light against this man. The executive mansion was totally unguarded. In that sleepy little capi tal tpwn formalities hud not come Into favor. The double strolled quiet ly across the lawn, eotej-ed. the man sion and made his way to rhe gov ernor's ottice. His secretary, nodding at his desk, bowed to hlin, unconscious that this could be anybody but the Governor Haines he knew. "Mr. Searles has telephoned that he will, be here in half an hour, sir," said the. secretary. Thi; double nod ded, passed- into the executive chamber ami sat down at his desk. That be had an Intimate knowledge of all the governor's business was evi dent for he begun scrutinizing papers and emptying pigeon boles and read ing memoranda. But he was await ing the arrival of t-'earles, tit' state boss, with ill-concealed impatience. The secretory looked In. "Mr. Seurles is waiting - to see you, sir," ee said. A SlWWJtWWiWWfHWM WW What the Man in tLe Moon Saw By HAZEL SMITH I wfc. Waurn Ntwcp)er Luton.) "I am sorry. Miss Mor.'ton. that you have' decided to sever yoUr connec tion with the observatory," sai.1 Pro- lessor Blythe, rather sternly.- "But at your nge I con understand that the Isolation f Hfe in these parts is not wholly congenial. In fact, if 1 may. . be pei 'mined to say aoj I have often wondered thut you could endure u year -In such a town as HtnertUd. You wish to get !aek to the world of men er 1 beg your pardon, Miss Marston, I didn't mean It In that sense." Despite his live and forty yesrs the professor fairly quailed before the young, woman at the recollection of his faux pas. 'CI... . . 1 l.n . ' ,e emerwi. , .hi nave i tne .rgunf i.u iiiBf raiiruau Hickory. Ten ipg membership boys and girls hold- in Catawba county clubs made a net profit of J2.8I3.72 last year, mltted at rnent. according to reports sub tne nrst annual encamp- Leington. John L. Casper has turned from selling groceries to his old love, making corn whiskey. He Is now engaged in erecting a $250,000 distillery at Villa De Cuna, a town ot 1,500 people, in Mexico. .-coir. Arouna t,809 men, women and children were "shot", in Lenoir, hy- podefmically, with the anti-toxin treat ment, via the vaccination rente, for the' prevention of typhoid and diphtheria; Asheville. A summer capital tor North Carolina will be transferred to Asheville and government matters will be handled from this city until September, according to announce ment of Governor Morrison. Kinston. Residents ot Browntbwn, a negro community in Greene county, are disturbed over the appearance of a bear in the place on several occasions recently. The animal as been seen by two or three persons. Greenville. The Greenville Chum her of Commerce has united with the different sections of the county of Pitt for a greater Pitt county chamber of commerce. The American City Bureau of New York directed the reorganize uon campaign. The membership ie now over 300. Newton. Judge Henry H. Lane sen tenced Abner Brinkley to five years in the penitentiary and Fred Brinkley, his broth, to two years in the peni tentiary. The Brinkleys were convict ed of the killing of Homer Barringer, last summer. ' Charlotte. John P. Collier, of Hooa ton, Texas, who came here in February in the Interest , of the Ku KIux Klar and whyas been active in forming c chaptsgv of flie clan, died at a locul hotel, where he had been stopping fo: ueveral months. frniicbise bill?" he asked. Searles cleared bis throat nud nod' .led. "."sow. Governor ' Haines, we nave threshed this matter owt, among oth ers, for a long time. I have tried to ally you with the better Interests ef the sfhte, but I have failed. I have pointed out to yon that I may speak plainly?" "Surely," answered the double, smll Ins. and something In the double's expression sent new hofe Into Seurles' h art. "You got my letter, governorf' he asked, his Hps parting in a wolfish smile. "Well. It ompunts to this. If yon don't sign tlit bill you won't have the reuoinlnatlon next year. That, ef; course, goes, without saying. But I'm going to do more than that. I'm going to drive you out of public life alto gether. Twenty-five year ago, when you were a, young man, you were In volved in a scandal. You know what, I mean. The people of this state won't stand for anything of that kind In heir chief magistrate. Will you 8gn the hill or will yeu be exposed V" i "The in mi who was involved in that scandtU was not I. It was a double of mine," thought the doublet "Let us come to the point, gover nor," Searles said. "It's no use shilly shallying or beating about the bush." He drew a paper from his pocket bear Jug the governor's signature. "This Is yipr ohICsatlon for five thousand dol lars." he said. "May I tear this lute pH-ces and throw them Into your ie iuiskct?" i , K was strange, the extradrdinary re vulsion that came over the double. He stretched nut his hand impulsively and took his pen, and In large letters wrote at the. bottom of the bill "vetoed." He held it out toward Searles. wearies seemed completely non plussed. For a whole minute be stared at the vetoed bill. Then he got up and stretched out his hand. "Governor Haines," he said, "I think tlfe world of you. You have wou the fight and I'm man enough to rec ognize It. You'll have the t)eople on your side now and I don't kick against the pricks. You've bested me ami you'll have (be ejitlre Searles or ganization with you when we offer you the" nomination." He shook Haines by the hand and .wn.Ued slowly out of Hie oflice, shak ing his head. He must have dozed, for some min utes later, when he looked up, he sw him enemy before him. Governor Homes was looking steadily at him, but he evinced no surprise. "Let's fight tlfls thing out right now." he said. "I've finished 'with you. I shall never temporize with you again." , "If you had told me that twenty-five years ngo I should never have troubled you at all," answered the double, hum bly, rising. Governor Haines did not answer him, but watclicd him leave the room. Each man has his double, his worse nature. But when he has conquered him the double becomes a harmless wraith, transparent as a breath of marsh air that Is dispersed in the sun light. . , lw, 1 ' ' i . Americans In British Universltita. Large increases are reported In the number of American students attend ing British universities. Last spring there were 180 Americans at Oxford, 00 at London university, 87 at Cam bridge, 21 at Edinburgh and others at the smaller universities. It Is expect ed that the next term will bring a big increase in the number of American students. "1 mean. Miss Miirst.m, that at your age ore naturally desires congenial society." "It Ifn t that, professor," suswered the young woman, almost as embar rassed as the savsnt. ."I have enjoyed my time here immensely. But I hav decided to go." "And tonight," said the professor relnctu;itly, "must be our last vleff of the heavens together, then. Tin i legend that locates paradise in tin celestial regions Is a singularly for tunate one. One loses, in contem plating the heavens, the sense of the pettiness or earth. I can Imagine no greater felicity than watching the stars with a congenial companion." Then he' broke off abruptly, for had been about to make a "break." I They were seated together in the observatory a few hours later. The 4 moon was fuH -and the clear atmos- phere made observation extremely easy. "I don't know how ever I shall com plete fe chart without you, Miss Mar ston." said the professor. "I must say that for a woman you have an extremely scientific mind. Most young women, looking at the moon, nre, I am told, apt to take foolish and ro mantic notions. For instance,-the out line of those nrea which we Vail con tinents is foolishly compared with the fnee of a man. who Is popularly con sidered. I understand, to watch ever the sickening sentimentalities of lov I era. As though the pure and ejnet science of -astronomy could be com pared with such lAotlc philandering ? Do 'you not agree with me, Miss Mar ston?" "Yes." .answered Miss Marston in at low olce. "Not flint I have anything against love." Professor Blythe continued. "Were you ever In love, Miss Marston?" "f can see that yon weren't, andl fonldn't lie." exclaimed Miss Marston, rising suddenly and speaking wifh mmethlng. approaching anger. Good night. Professor Blythe." An instant later she was gone. "Miss Marston has gone, profescor." said the elderly housekeeper when lie descended from his observatory Inter flint evening. "Gone!" ejaculated the professor lir surprise. "Gone home to Baltimore by the night train," she answered, lsoking at him' significantly. But the -work of mapping out the new craters proved unexpectedly dufT. The young fellow who succeeded as hit et .ployee was utterly incompetent and quickly vanished. The professor be moaned his 111 luck to Mrs. Hlgglns.. ' "I'd give anything In the world to get Miss Marston back," he said. "She was the best assistant I ever had." "Well. Why don't you get her?" in- quired the housekeeper. "Get her!" ejnculnted the professor. "Why, she wanted to go home; she was tired of the work." t . Mrs. Higgins smiled sourly and thrust her elderly features within few Inches of the professor's. "Do you know why she left?" she asked, "Because people were talking about you arid her and thinking yott were going to be married. No lady Could stand for that." "Bless -my soul ! No . lady could . stand for getting married?" inquired Professor BJythtt, I 4 "No, stand for talking about it when It wasn't so. There!" said the house keeper. The professor wept away In deep thought. ( "Do- you think she would come back?" he Inquired the neit norning. VI mean if If " "Try her,1" responded Mrs. Iltggins. grimly. So that night a letter went off to Baltimore and, ten days later Miss Harston appeared, resplendent itL.a new hat and sown. Nothing to lu "What's the exciteroeotl" "A man Is paying a fool election bet by standing ou his head Ih the middle of the street." "Umph P "I wouldn't cet.sure him too se verely, j'hif, mnr De the first time to jii that he's had any occasion ta use l is head." JBirmlogham Age-Herald. ''Well, I'm ready," she announced.! "I feel very guilty to have left you,.1 professor; that is, before we finished the craters." They went up into the observatory together. His right arm, which seemed to have acquired nn automatic motion Independent of his control, gr-ndimlly moved out until Professor Blythe foaud that it was encircling Miss Marston's waist "Do you think you could er marry mer he lrturted out. "You know, we must work on those craters tofiether." "Oh, bother the craters!" said Miss Marston. "Alfred, deuri I think I could,- only do you really wunt me for myself or for the work?" "For yourself, darling!" exclaltnett the professor with sudden rnptorp. ''When I sit here nnd look nt that old noon, why, be jutt setns to be WnfV-h. In? us and teJIlng us to ho. its hafijry is er.il. the dear old follow!" And (lie until in tre iim.iii snv. r people kiting Iteuiiu! the re Wo ..

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