Rockingham Post-Dispatch (Rockingham, N.C.) /
Aug. 4, 1921, edition 1 /
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Vol. 4. No. 36
ROCKINGHAM, N. C, THURSDAY Afternoon, AUG. 4, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Rockingham Market AUG. 4
Gooi Middling 10 12
Strict nuddlioi 10 ' 4c
New York Future i Ch:cd Todiy
13.14, N 13.55, Ju 13.50
Harrington Acquitted of Murder
John Harrington Acquitted of Murder of Edward Kollock,
Both Colored. Court Adjourned at 1 1 O'clock Sat
urday Night. Arch Davis Fined $50 and Costs.
Jim Davis' Road Sentence Held Up Pending Good
Behavior. Dennis Jessup Fails to Show Up for
Trial. Next Terms of Court : Civil, Sept. 5. Crim
inal, Sept. 26. Civil Nov. 7. Civil Dec. 5.
The term of Superior Court for
trial of criminal cases came to
a close Saturday night about
10:30 o'clock, after having been
grinding steadily all the week.
The last day, Saturday, was tak
en up with the trial of John Har
rington charged with the murder
of Edward Kollock. The jury
took the case about 7:30 Satur
day night and at 10 o'clock re
turned a verdict of acquittal.
In this paper last week was
given the names of the Grand
Jury that will serve for six
months; instead of Walter Lamp
ley the name should be Dargan
Lampley. The corrected list of
Grand Jurors is as follows, with
W. E. Harrison as foreman:
John L. Everett
G W Coggm
W. E. Harrison
JIM Covington, Jr
W. P. lohnson
A F Blalock
S D Tanner
Jno C Covington
t). W, Grahr.m
J R Garrett
W. J. Goodwin
H J Covington
E M I.eGrand
J II Thrower
C G Crepps
1 1 Ehrci
Richmond county has 11 terms
of Court a year four for crimi
nal cases and seven for civil.
The next civil term begins Sept.
5th, with a criminal term Sept.
26th, another civil term Nov. 7th
and still another civil term Dec.
5th. So that there will be but
one other criminal term between
now and January 1st. Judge T.
B. Finley will preside at the fall
Not counting any additions
made by this term of Court, the
chain gang numbers 32 ten of
whom are white. The camp is
now about a mile from Ghio,
working the Hamlet-Ghio road.
As the naner announced last
week, the case ol tne state vs
R W RarksHalp for soliciting
xm v v wt
orders for vinous extracts for (Typhoid fever w:is practically un
Garrett & Co., came to an end at known in the Allied Armies of mil
7:10 o'clock Thursday evening lions of men necessary living under
with the conviction of the de
fendant. The Judge sentenced
him to serve six months on the
roads, capias to issue on motion
of the Solicitor. Appearance putty (rom a pMe m a rear window of
bond of $300 was required for E. Haywood's store, next to Stephenson-
UUMU v t Belk s, and entering the store proceeded
him tO appear here at the Janil- t0 steal quite a quanity oi odds and ends,
an' and Julv terms for 12 months from the cash register. Which had been
J - . leit open, he took about to in change.
tO Show good behavior. InlS About two dozen pocket knives were
was a hard-fought case, the Gar- taken, several Cheap watches, cigarettes
)? .. .. , DOCketbooks etc. Leaving tne store the
rett Company sending its best t;iie; considerately replaced the glass,
legal talent here to defend their No due has been obtained as yet. Mr.
hal . Haywood next dav had strong iron bars
drummer, as well as eminent paced as a protection to his rear win
chemical experts. Solicitor Brock I
ic tn hp rommended for his ef- Mrs. W. N. Everett, Jr., spent today in
is to De commenueu iui nra w Wadesboro gomg t0 attend the funeral
forts to Stamp OUt the Sale OI this afternoon of her aunt, Mrs. Marie
alcoholic extracts. He was ably Marshall, who died Wednesday night,
aivuiium. following a stroke ot paralysis suffered a
Continued on Page 7 week ago.
tlHlsssDO i " 1 rn ! f&
THE BENEFIT OF INSURANCE
THE cost of insurance is so small you
do not realize you have paid it.
After the loss its benefits are so
great you marvel that anyone
would even consider being with
out it. The spectre of possible
and sudden ruin never bothers the
man who has his possessions pro
tected by insurance. HOW ABOUT YOU ?
Richmond Insurance & Realty Company
A. G. Corpcning, Sec.-Treas. Office in Hotel Building.
Why Be Vaccinated Against Typhoid
Fever? The Answer is Simple.
County and State to Provide FREE
Vaccination Treatment For Rich
mond County People. Read the
The time for the opening ilate of
the Free vaccination campaign
iigainst typhoid fevor is hut a few
days off. And as the time draws
nigh, many citizens probably find
themselves in a sympathetic posi
tion with a certain colored trooper
from North Carolina in he Inst few
minutes before an early morning at
tack upon a treacherous German
stronghold. The conversation that
took place between the negro sol
dier and his lieutenants Was about
as- follows: "Dave, in a few min
utes we are to go over the top in an
attack that will be a light to the
finish. Do you wish to make a w ill
before we charge?" "will nuthin;
the only will dat I s thinkin' bout
is. will I git hack?"
No doubt many of you are making
yourself, as you think of your duty
about getting vaccinated, is it any
good? Will it prevent typhoid fever?
Will it hurt me, or keep me away
from my work? And there are, no
doubt, a few people with an unfor
tunate imagination who are. really
wondering if they risk their lives
by being vaccinated. To those of
you who are thus perplexed, please
receive the assurance from your
S'ate Hoard of Health thai vaccina
tion will prevent typhoid fever and
that there is no danger O'- had ef
fects that can result therefrom,
donww onoff8htacmao bgkqj
The best illustration of ihe value
ol typhoid vaccine
case of the armies
is seen in the
of the world.
Continued on page two
Haywood's Store Robbed.
IS BEST REALIZED
AFTER THE FIRE
SMALL COTTON CROP
Government Issues Estimate of Yield oi
Only 8,203,000 Bales. Smallest
Crop Since 1895. Last Year's Crop
Was 13,365,745. North Carolina
Expected to Raise Only 604,000
Bales As Compared with 912,197
Last Year. South Carolina 857,000
Compared with 1,610,471 Last Year.
Market Acting Firmer.
The Government issued its reg
ular monthly report Monday as
to the condition of the cotton
crop up to July 25th. It showed
the crop had fallen of 4 1-2 per
cent from June 25th period, and
the indicated yield had decreased
by 230,000 bales. The coming
season's production was forecast
ed at 8,203,000 bales of 500 pounds
gross weight, and the condition
as of July 25th was stated to be
64.7 per cent of normal, the low
est percentage ever given for
this date in the season. A month
ago the Department named a
condition of 69.2 and on that
basis estimated a probable yield
of 8,433,000 bales. A year ago
at this time the estimated con
dition was 70.7 and the indicated
yield 12,519,000 bales; the actual
outturn of the 1920 crop was 13,
As a result of the Government
reporl Monday the New York
cotton market advanced about
three-quarters of a cent, and it is
believed it will do even better
when the trade fully realizes that
it is a genuinely short crop. Also
on Monday Secretary Hester, of
the New Orleans Exchange, gave
out a statement of the carry over
of American cotton at the end of
Julv as being 9,194,000 bales as
compared with 6,216,000 last
year. Included in the total were
Continued on page 8.
Fire at Mill.
The tire alarm was sounded
from Pee Dee No. 1 mill Wed
nesday night about 11 o'clock,
the watchman, Mr. Currie, hav
ing discovered lire in the picker
room. The room quickly filled
with a dense smoke, but the
overhead sprinkler system oper
ated and the fire was soon out.
About 8 bales of cotton were
damaged, and two aprons on
openers burned; these two open
ers will be out of commission for
possibly a week. The only other
damaee was bv water, the total
possibly amounting from $300 to
Spontaneous combustion no
doubt caused the fire in the cot
ton. Examination for Teachers.
State Examination for white
and colored teachers for all
classes of State Certificates.
Rpnrlintx Circle work and second
j grade certificates will be held in
i Rockingham on Monday and
Tuesday, Aug. 30th and 31st.
L. J. BELL, Supt.
We insure you against loss
FIRE WIND WATER
TRIES TO KILL WIFE,
KILLS SELF INSTEAD
Malphus Burt, Colored, of
Hoffman, Monday Breaks
Gun Stock Over Wife's
Neck, Gun Goes Off and
Malphus is Killed. Was
Pardoned Last December
After Serving 8 of a 20
Year Sentence for Killing
a Woman on December
Malphus 1". Burt, a colored man
living at Hoffman, on last Monday
afternoon shortly before dusk acci
dentally shot himself through the
abdomen as he was trying to kill his
wife, and died instantly.
The coroner, A. M. Smith, was
summoned from Rockingham to
hold an inquest, and this he did
about 10:30 Monday night with the
following as a jury: ('.. W. Wrenn,
J. W. Butler, .lames Aarner, J. T.
Latham, W. H. Kirk and It. M. Vim
canon. These examined Laura Hurt.
Wife of the dead man, an
Blue, sister of Laura. After hearing
the evidence the jury reported that
Hurt came to his death from a gun
shot wound ;it his ow n hands.
Briefly summarized the facts in
the death are as follows: Laura
Hurt and Mattie Blue were passing
through a corner of the VV. H. My
ers peach orchard when they met
Malphus Burt. Hurl hail a shot
gun and without further ado shot
at his wife; he then grasped the
barrel of his weapon and struck
her over the back of the head and
neck such a blow that it broke the
stok off and in so doing it
accidentally fired the remaining
barrel, the load taking effect in his
abdomen and killing him. The in
jury to his wife by the blow re
Continued on Page 5.
High Priced Timber.
The Pee Dee Manufacturing
Company recehed by express,
what looked to be just an ordi-
nary log ot wood about six teet
1-,t-wy P.nf wlin tl-in' cnin th'it'
lJlit. . 1,1 IV. Ii '(-V. .iii ii
it cost $67.00 and weighed 475
pounds, it called for more looks
and some comments.
It is "Lignum-Vitae" and is
used to make step bearings to go
under the water wheels at the
mill, and this came from India,
and was expressed to Rocking
ham from New York.
A local lumberman looked it
over ana saiu mat u came io Blacker Tuesday for recovery oi
about $1250.00 per thousand feet. L. and cajf and won the
Have anv of the local lumber- . rw ..- Wmirv an
men any lumber on hand that I suit. Atty. Ozmei Henry ap
thev would be willine to sell at ! oeared for Gains, and W. K.
i i t . x a
Cockman Buys Store.
Hurley Cockman Tuesday bought from
McRae Grocery Co., the stock of George
A. Seawell, and he Wednesday reopened
the store in the same stand in the Hin
son Block where Mr. Seawell ran a gro
cery for some time.
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Why Deposit Your Money in this Bank ?
Because it is your Home Bank.
Because its Officers and Directors are all Home People, and are known to you, AND
ARE YOUR FRIENDS.
Because your friends are more vitally interested in YOUR future welfare than others can
Because the Bank is conducted on safe and sound business principles, and takes no
chances with other people's money.
Safety Depo.it Bom lor rent in OUR NEW VAULT-$2.50, $5.00 and $10.00 per year.
The Richmond County Savings Bank
ROCKINGHAM, N. C
"The Bank On the Square" Open each SATURDAY until 5 p. .
COUNTY TAX RATE
County Commissioners Met Monday
And Arranged Tax Rate for 1921
of $1.80 on Poll And 60c Property.
Carl Shores Made Rural Policeman !
at $125 Salary. 0. G. Reynolds
Re-Elected Welfare Supt. Two
Jury Lists Drawn for Sept. 5th and '
26th Terms. '
had been finished, the baseball
The County Commissioners in team disbanded and the season
session Monday named Carl C. for 1921 came to a close. There
Shores as Rural Policeman for was little organization and no ef
Richmond county at a salary of fort to keep the team going. Last
$125 per month, he to serve as . summer a number of local fans
such as long as the Board may fost about $1,000 on the team,
see fit. He is of course under but this summer the amounts
the Sheriff. i contributed by various ones was
The Board of Education and J very small. No hardship was
Commissioners met jointly dur-; placed on any one. And this is
ing the day and re-elected O. G. ! well, for it will no doubt mean
Reynolds as Supt. of Public Wei- j that a real league can be formed
fare for next summer.
The jury for Sept. 5th civil Hamlet has 'had this summer
term and Sept. 26th criminal
term, were drawn; the names are
given in this issue.
The tax levy for 1921 was
made out, the levy being increas-j
ed from 58 cents on the 3100 to
60 cents; and the poll tax raised j no understanding existed be
ftom$1.74to $1.80. The books tween these various towns for
will be ready for payment ofjan interchange of games. To
taxes Oct. 1st. The PoST-DlS- make baseball pay and thrive
patch is here giving a compar
ison of the tax rate for 1920 with
the new rate for 1921 :
Tax Levy for 1920 and 1921
State schools .13 co State tax
County schools .18 .33
Gen. Co. .08 .08
Poor ' .01 .01
Co. Pensions .01 .01
Co. Bonds .03 .03
County Roads 14 .U
Total11 .58 .60
Poll Tax Levy for 1920 and 1921
State schools .39 no State tax
County schools .54 1.17
General County .24 ."6
Poor .03 .03
Pensions .03 .03
County Bonds .09 .09
Comity Roads .42 .42
Total $1.74 " $1.80
Jury list is on page 6
Suit Over Cow.
Tnhn Gains, colored, sued
i Jones for Blacker
It seems that
Gains' wife sold the cow and
calf, on which Great Falls had a
mortgage, to F. Blacker for $25,
and then ran away with another
negro. And so John brought
this action to recover his proper
ty. BUILD A BUILDING.
neod "The Bank On the Square" and
Local Baseball Season Ends.
Plans Underway for a Six
Club "Seaboard" League
For Next Summer.
Just after a nice grandstand,
with seating capacity for 300.
(and still has) a first-class ball
team. It is a hard-hitting bunch
of splendid material. Monroe,
Wadesboro, Laurinburg and Lum-
berton have all had good teams
The onlv trouble has been that
there must be
centive, and a
a rivalry, an m
There should next summer be
started the "Seaboard' league,
composed of the six towns on the
Seaboard Monroe, Wadesboro,
Rockingham, Hamlet, Laurin
burg and Lumberton. And if
desired, the neighboring towns
of Cheraw and Bennettsville
could be added without making
the jumps expensive. The rail
way schedule between the six
towns is almost like a street-car
Continued or ;-Tge two.
Smith to Court.
Younger Smith, son oi Y. M.
Smith, living 5 miles from Os
borne, was tried before Squire
Mullis this (Thursday) morning
'charge:! with receiving stolen
cloth, the property of Hannah
Pickett mill. Atty. Cox, of Laur
inburg, defended him, and F. W.
Bynum prosecuted. Squire Mul
lis bound him to Sept. 26th term
Oi criminal luuii unuci
bond, which he and his father
WILLIAM S. HART
"The Toll Gate"
Friday, August, 5th
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