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j0pson’s “GldHanging Tree”
Still Standing Near Clinton ,an)0US Landmark Once jjged To Hang The Couny Criminal! _y jEANNE MERRITT iVTON. May 26—In Sampson a few miles from Clinton, >'jnZ' „ old large oak tree, one ,a" o'iginal foUr that was plant' , ff the stage routes leading * r1 nton. The lone surviving !° ic known as the “Old Hang ik » ,, f. tree. _u,rc is no authentic record or , e for the name that has been llirC this aged tree, but many of older residents of this Samp 1 °oU,-.y community have many to tell of the hangings fcich have taken place from its ,,p]y limbs. L )iat-b. which old. timers L was used for the-gruesome o- bringing justice to law *akers has been sawed off. The :Ehods used to administer jus Jtjii singers in .the memory j«t Welcome Relief iom Stomach Gas, lour Food Taste feel bloated and miserable after FI meal? If to. here Is how you may M Voureeh ot this nervous dlatreee. t£nd. nave found It the way to be El cheerful and happy again, rvervtlme food enters the stomach • ,„i -utrlc Juice must flow normally to ;«k.uo certain food particles; else the 'Tmay ferment. Sour food, acid indl Fron and gas frequently cause a mor 5 touchy, fretful, peevish, nervous Edition, iocs of appetite, underweight, ■stiffs sleep, weakness. To net real relief you must Increase lie flow of this vital gastric juice. Medir l authorities, in Independent labors ', test8 on human stomachs, have by Mltlve proof shown that SSS Tonic Is tmzingiv effective In Increasing this jw when It Is too little or scanty due ■ a non-organie stomach disturbance, bii Is due to the SSS Tonic formula hlch contains special and potent acti niae Ingredients. Also SSS Tonic helps bulld-up^non ijanic weak, watery blood In fiutrl onal anemia—so with a good flow of Us gastric digestive juice, plus rich red lood you should eat better, sleep better, lei better, work better, ploy better. Avoid punishing yourself with over sea of soda and other alkallzera to innteract gaa tar- bloating when what HI 80 dearlv need Is SSS Tonic to help >u digest food fOT body strength and ipstr. Don't wait! Join the host of Ippv people SSS Tonic has helped. lUIlons of bottles sold. Qet a bottle of SS Tonic from your drug store today. S3 Tonic helps Build Sturdy Health. I -— of some of the county’s oldest res idents. We were told that the prisoner was placed standing up in a wag on, usually drawn by a couple of sturdy horses. A rope was looped around his neck and -t the given time the horses were struck across their backs with a large whip. As the horses responded to the crack of the whip and dashed off down the road the prisoner was left dangling with the rope around his neck until he was pronounced dead by one of the county officials. No definite date has been es tablished as to when the practice of using the tree was abandoned, but the location, being such an ideal place, was picked for the erection of Sampson county’s first gallows for the hanging of crimi nals. We have been told that in 1883, Phillip Faison, a Negro, met his fate on the gallows. Spectators said the Negro, who had been found guilty of shooting another Negro through the crack in a log cabin, rode to his death in a one horse wagon. He was reported to have been seated on his coffin when the conveyance arrived at the scene of the tree. Legend has it that several hours prior to the hanging of Faison, a group of children were playing in the vicinity of the gallows. They had heard about the scheduled hanging of the Negro and were playing under the “Hanging tree.” A near tradegy was averted when a passerby noticed a young ster hanging from the limti of the huge oak. Luckily, the passerby had a strong knife in his pocket and the youngster was cut down. The children later explained <ney were just playing and looped the rope around the child’s neck, not dreaming that he might have been really hanged. But before 1883, many a Samp son county criminal bad met his fate from one of the strong branches of the “Hanging Tree.” SHOOTS SELF CHARLOTTE, May 26 — (/P) — W. L. Goodman, about 55, a re tired Southern Railway engineer who operated recreation park at Mirror Lake near Salisbury, shot himself to death in a hotel room aere today with a shotgun he had iust purcased, Police Chief Frank Littlejohn reported. WANTED ALL TYPES OF COLORED LAUNDRY HELP APPLY 7 A.M. MONDAY * IDEAL LAUNDRY Front At Orange St. IN BOTTLES AND AT FOUNTAINS , QOOO? ) GOOOf Pepsi-Cola Company, Long Island City, N. Y.^ franchised Bottler: Pepsicola Bottling Co. of Wilmington, Inc. THE OLD OAK, pictured above, is the one remaining tree of four planted in Sampson county, near Clinton, and is known as “The Old Hanging Tree." Legends say that many a Sampson county crii^ial met his fate on this famous landmark. However, Sampsonians ab&n doned the use of the tree in 1883 for the gallows. OBITUARIES RUDOLPH CRANBO Requiem mass was said for Ru dolph Cranbo, who died Friday afternoon at his home 506 Wooster street after a long illness, Dy Father Michael O’Keef yesterday morning at 9:30 o’clock from St. Mary’s Catholic church. Interment followed in Bellevue cemetery. He has been employed by the Wilmington Iron Works for the past thirty-five years. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Lena Cranbo, and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Benson, Mrs. Catherine Leonard, and Miss Fannie Cranbo all of Wilmington. Pallbearers were Honorary: J. W. Hawkins, J. F. Cox, Dr. W. C. Mebane, E. Z. King, J. H. Cur tis and Julius A, Parker; Active: E. H. Ganey, R. J. Edens, J. R. F’lora, Fred Mintz, James J. Dar by and W. H. Bremer. MISS SUSAN FRANCES SHANNON Requiem mass was scheduled to be sung for Susan Frances Shan non, who died Friday afternoon in Bullocks hospital after a short illness, by Father Allen Roche yesterday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Mary’s Catholic church. Interment will be held this morn ing in Savannah Georgia. For the past twenty-three years Miss Shannon has been a secre tary in the General Superintendent of Transportation office of the At lantic Coast Line. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Charles D. White, and Mrs. Elizabeth S. Grubb both of Wil mington and Mrs. S. E. Smith of West^Palm Beach, Florida. Pallbearers will be Honorary: Dr. W. C. Mebane, Dr. K. C. Wal den, F. Lacy King, C. G. Sibley, L. T. Andrews. A. B. Love, W. L. Dixon, Henry B. Marshburn, J. J. Allen, and L. W. Green; Active: John Rezze, Howard W. Pinner, D. A. Lockfaw, W. F. Quinlivin, John Furlong and Paul J. Bas chon. MRS. HENRIETTA BUTLER Funeral services for Mrs. Henri etta Butler, 84, who died Satur day at 3 o’clock at her home after a short Illness, were held yester day afternoon at 3:30 p. m.. from the Yopp Funeral Home. The Rev. E. W. Halleck officiated and burial was held in Bellevue ceme tery. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Valeria Warren, and Miss Ruby Butler, Wilmingtin: and two sisters, Mrs. P. J. Zigler and Mrs. C. B. Johnson, both of Georgia. Active pallbearers were: R. D. Meir, J. H. Pridgeon, E. C. Har rell, W. T. Sikes, Frank Pridgeon, and Nick Omsby. like it for looks... nothing like it for thrills.. • PEOPLE see things they like in all the 1947 cars. 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THOMAS CLIFFORD MCNN Funeral services lor Thomjas Clillord Munn, 59, resident ol East Wilmington, will be held from the Chapel ol Ward Funeral home, Tuesday alternoon at,5 o’clock, the Rev. E. W. Halleck will officiate. Interment win iollow in Oakdale cemetery. Mr. Munn died in Bullock hos pital Monday morning alter a short illness. He was a member ol American Legion Post No. 10. He was a veteran ol World War I. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Munn, Sr., city; two brothers, J. A. Munn, Jr., and C. L. Munn, both ol this city; three sisters, Mrs. D. L. Gallagh er, Greensboro; Mrs. W. H. Pryde, and Mrs. H. P. Garvis, both ol this city. Active pallbearers will be: T. D. Hall, H. G. Willis, B. W. Dun BREAKFAST SPECIALS ONE EGG, GRITS, BACON OR SAUSAGE, TOAST, BUT TER, JELLY, COF- dQc FEE OR TFA_ TWW TWO EGGS, GRITS, TOAST, BUTTER. JELLY, OA* COFFEE OR TEA — GRIDDLE CAKES, SYRUP, COFFEE OR TEA .— SAUNDERS DRUG STORE 108 N. Front Si. 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