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4m. . i V blume VIII. Number WENTY MEN Lne Term Halifax Court Finished Criminal Docket Satur day. Grand Jury Submits Keport ana is utu. s, COUNTY JAIL SEVERELY CRITICIZED Working through the he ivies hfket in vears. the June term r Halifax County superior nwrt finished the criminal calen fer last Saturday ana Degan Innrlnv morninir on the civil bcket, twenty defendants, the bant mmnritv nf Whom UeinK lnrored with vio ations 01 me wi. - bhibition law, receiving sen innaa tn tho nrmnt.V roads rang UVVkJ W Kiiw wmw - g from six to eighteen months Tkj r.ranA .Turv which, con ary to the usual custom, had .imflrino' I'nntinuousl V VJII1V ' ' . . rough the entire term, finished labors and was aiscnargeu uy Ldire . Cranmer on Saturday f ternoon. Its report was sub itted as follows: orth Carolina nlifAV Cnuntv superior uurt June Term, 1921 h: Honorable H. uranmer, Judge Presiding We. the Grand Jury tor the tidCountv and State for the lid Term, bee leave to submit i? following report: We have passed upon all Is presented to and received us and have returned the same the Court. 2. A committee properly an- Linted by and from our body sited the County Home, ana bund the same in a very good pndition under the circum- Inncpa and the inmates thereof pred for in a proper manner, as tr as facilities would permit. The inmates have been provided ith medical attention wnenever i nr .) kme was needed. we wouiu iggest that some arrangement made for church services lor inmates at least twice a mnth. as we are informed that here have been no services dur- Ig the present year. we do recommend mat tne odern County Home for the un- brtunates, as same !3 very badly leeded. Committees properly chosen isited the chain gangs near Lntlnnd Nieik and Aurelian jprings and report both camps in !ery good condition, ine ining halls are properly screen- Id. also the kitchens, and all bolting utensils were very clean. he sanitary conditions about oth camps were extra good; the risoners report fair and just eatment. and all teams looked ? if properly fed and cared for. i We visited the County Jail nd found the same in a very un janitary condition. The bedding s never aired; fresh sheets iave not been furnished once a onth in some cells, in others iere were no sheets at all. The ells were not as clean as they hould be kept; water for the iurpose of flushing the toilets is at available at all times, and Bie food fed to the prisoners is iot handled in a sanitary man- ler. A detailed report of the sani- ary conditions oi tne county ail was voluntarily submitted to Is by the Sanitary Inspector of m. .... m r i i.i i l he State eoara ot neaitn, wnicn i as follows: "Inanpction of Halifax Jail on Monday, May 30th, 1921, shows t to be unsanitary. Conditions are: 1. Baths are not given re- Mar. ... 2. Bed clothes are never aired. 3. Have not had clean sheets mt once in a month. 4. Food handled in a unsani- aryway. m , 5. Cells are not Kept ciean. 6. No spittoons. 7. Privies out of order, filth kanding in them. 8. No water to wash hands iind face with. I 9. Drinkinc water has a taste iind smells of gasoline". I We do recommend that im mediate nntinn he taken to Wace and keeD the County Jail In a sanitary condition, and to Jprovidefor proper bathing facili ties in the jail. We further recommend that the jail be properly screened, and the vene real ana tubercular prisoners be kept separate from the other prisoners. basement of the Courthouse was I ii .... . touna in a oaa condition; there were no seat covers on the com modes, and the toilet room was not properly kept. Several inches of stagnant water was found in the boiler pit in the basement. The general condition of the entire Courthouse and .yards showed that the janitor was not giving same me proper auefiuun. The Clerks of the Court dffices 13 GO TO ROADS GRAND JURY SUMMONS 85 Capiat Issued Against Nineteen Citizens of This Community. Eight Leave While Leaving is Good. NO PRELIMINARY HEARINGS HELD A most unusual departure J from precedent was established by Court officials at Halifax on last Friday when they subpoena ed eighty five citizens from Rosemary and Roanoke Rapids to testify before the Grand Jury on a John Doe warrant against some thirty men suspected of selling whiskey, resulting in the issuance ot instanter capias against nineteen persons under bonds of from two hundred to one thousand dollars. While it is understood that the maioritv of the witnesses sum moned declared under oath that they knew nothing of alleged violations of the prohibition law on the part of those suspected, considerable testimony of damag ing character was elicited from those who did testify, as evidenc ed by the number of people placed under bond. Capias' were issued against A. R. Sandlin, Wiley Johnson, K. B. Topping, J. C.Smith, B. Nedder, John Stallings, Bob Vincent, Clyde Stallings, Wiley Hester, Jim Gurkin, T. M. Edmondson, Frank Hudson, Wess Johnson, Gene Moore, H. J. Odom, Jasper Thompson, of Rosemary, Mort Wood, and 6. E. Cherry, of Roa noke Rapids, and "Aunt" Martha Carter, colored, of Roanoke Rapids. Capias' could nof be served on Jim Gurkin, T. M. Edmondson, Frank tfudson, Wess Johnson, Gene Moore, 0. E. Cherry, H. J. Odom and Jasper Thompson, who have left the community without address and in some in stances rather light in the mat ter of baggage. The evidence against none of the defendants has been given out and no, preliminary hearings have been held. With the ex ception of those departed all have given bonds except Wiley, Hester and Martha Carter, whose present address is the Halifax County Jail. Some of those against whom action was taken have not been generally laentmea in the public mind with whiskey selling and the action of the Grand Jury in their particular cases came as a distinct surprise to the majority of people in the community. and the Register of Deed9 oces were inspected and found in good condition and proper order. L. G. Shell Foreman of Grand Jury. The following cases were dis posed of Friday and Saturday in addition to those given in last week's issue of the HERALD: John ("Peg") Perry, of Rose mary, charged with selling whis key and carrying concealed wea pons, was found guilty upon both counts and sentenced to eighteen months upon the county roads. This sentence was later reduced to fifteen months. Richard Savage, of Roanoke Rapids, charged with the selling and transportation of whiskey, was found guilty and sentenced to eighteen months upon tne county roads. Ernest Moody, who wa3 arrest ed with Savage, and charged with aiding and abetting in tne transportation of liquor, was found guilty. Judgment in this case was continued. George Hencher, charged with running a house of ill fame, in South Rosemary, was found guilty and sentenced to two tli a nnnntv rnads if found in the ' county after five days. Walter Jackson, selling cigar ettes to minors, six months upon the county roads. BenDowtin, selling whiskey, three months upon the county roads. ' Tom Daniel, selling whiskey, twelve months upon the county roads. "J" Mrs J .T T .nwronpo nf Kin. ston, is spending some time here with her daughter, Mrs. W. P. Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Akers have returned after spending several days out of town. Mrs. Guy E. Waller and daugh ter, of Rocky Mount, are spend ing some time here in the home of Mrs. B. F. Brown. Miss Sula Williams is spending this week in Henderson. Mr. F. M. Brown spent sev eral days in Pittsburg this week on business. Mr. Jim Cranwell is now act ively encaeed with the Roanoke Rapids Power Company. Messrs. Earl Daucrhtrv. Walt er Wafford and Julian Allsbrook have returned from Chapel Hill. Mr. J. W. Cates and sons, Clarence, J. W. Jr., and Roy, spent a few days here this week. Mrs. T. W. Wafford s attend- inor the firand Chanter meetinsr of the Order of Eastern Star in High Point this week. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Graham visited friends here a short while this week. Mrs. S. J. Bounds and daugh ter, Rebecca, visited relatives in Graham this week. Mr. Peter Norwood spent Sun day in Skippers, Va. Mjss Catherine Smith has re signed her position with B. Marks and accepted a position wun tne Roanoke Fibre Board Company. Miss Clara Hearne left this week for her home in Bynum, N. C. Mr. Tom Clark, of Brinkley ville. spent a short while here Tuesday. Mr. C. E. Matthews, Jr., spent a few days in Richmond this week. Mr. W. W. Kidd and family, of Warrenton,, spent the week end here with relatives. Mr. Louis C. Witherspoon is visiting relatives in Salisbury. Mr and Mrs. I.ouis Grimmer and dano-hter. Mattie. SDent Sun day in Petersburg with relatives. Mr. C. II. Satterwhite. of Hen derson was in town this week. Meadnmpa flreen and T. M. Fnisnn have returned home after visiting relatives out of town for some time. Mr. W. W. Lvnch, of Lawrence ville, spent the week-end here with his brother, Mr. W. G. Lynch. Mr.S. B. Jones spent Sunday in Petersburg. Mrs. B. Marks attended' the Graduation Exercises at Chapel Hill this week. Miss Cammie Vaughan left this week for Greensboro College. Mr. Abe Norinsky spent Sun day out of town. Mrs M. E. Rainey, of Stone wall, is here visiting her daughters. Mrs. J. F. Vincent and Miss Ruth Rainey. Miss Mary Davis, of Wilming ton, has arrived to take charge of the Western Union. Miss Annie Workman spent the week-end in Kinston with friends. Mr3. Walton, ofv Morgan ton, is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. M. McMurray. s Miss Annie Cherry spent the week-end in Scotland Neck with friends. Miss Mary B. Powell left this week for her home in Warren Plains. Miss Virginia Tillervis visiting relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harrison attended the wedding of Mr. Harrison's sister in Brinkley ville Wednesday. MissLois Wooten spent the week-end here this week with frUnds. Messrs. Moodv HedcreDeth and Joseph Pearce spent a few days in Raleigh this week. Mr. C. S. Stannatre ha3 leased the Peoples Theatre from Paul Robinson and will give his entire time to its management. Mrs. M. S. Chandler and son Wilson, and Mrs. W, B. Simmons of Portsmouth, are visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Allsbrook. Mrs. Ferguson, of Halifax, is a visitor in the home of Mrs. Job Taylor, Miss Elizabeth Redding, of Wilson is spending some time here visiting Miss Florence Bain. Mis3 Ella Grant, of Littleton, is visiting Miss Louise Bain. Mrs. Henry Roberson, of Ports mouth, visited Mrs. S. F. Patter son this week. Miss Emily Burgwyn, of Jack- ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C, JUNE 17, 1921 CHAUTAUQUA OPENS ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM Lectures and Concerts Given Twice Daily at Dig Tent Draw Large Crowds - Better Pro gram Than Last Year. GUARANTORS GO OVER TOP Chuutauqua opened its Tenth Anniversary program here on Wednesday afternoon with a concert by the Four Artists, and a lecture Wednesday evening by Elliott A. Boyl on the "Advanta ges of a Handicap" which re ceived quite unusual approbation from those who heard it. On Thursday afternoon a series lec ture was given by Dr. Henry T. Colestock, Chautauqua Superin tendent, and a concert by the Boston Musicians' Quintette. Last night Dr. Frank Bohn de livered a very interesting lecture on "All the World and Oursel ves". Although the biggest numbers of the program are yet to come, the general impression seems to be that this year's program is starting out a good deal better than the program last year. To night is a big night in the pro gram, with the presentation by the Comus Players of the Comedy Drama "Nothing but the Truth", and should certainly draw a large audience. The Guarantors have again gone over the top with the guarantee but by an exceedingly close margin. They feel how ever, that under present con ditions thep have been exceed ingly fortunate, A week ago all indications pointed to a heavy deficit and the guarantee was raised only through strenuous efforts on the part of many guarantors. Saturday afternoon and even ing the McGrath-Knox Enter tainers will give a concert and Saturday evening Dr. Gregory Zilboorg, a former member of the ill-starred Kerensky cabinet will lecture on "Russia in. Revo lution". There will be a Union Meeting of all the churches of the community held in the Chau tauqua tent Sunday evening at eight o'clock. Selections from sacred music will be rendered by the McGrath-Knox Entertainers. This meeting will be free and the public at large is cordially in vited to be present. Monday afternoon we will have a concert by the Operatic Orchestral Club and a lecture by Dr. Jesse H Holmes on News Headlines an Interpretation." Monday evening Balfe's Bo hemian Girl" will be given by a full cast of singers with or chestral accompaniment the big feature of the 1921 Chau tauqua program. Junior Chautauqua will delight the kiddies Tuesday afternoon. There will be apageajit "Junior Holidays" given bv the children of the Junior Chautauqua and a regular "Punch and Judy" show by Will H. Smith, whose father and grandfather before him have been "Punch and Judy" artists. Tuesday evening willl close Chautauqua with a brass band concert by the Dunbar White Hussars. son, is spending some time in the home of Mrs. T. W. M. Long. Miss Urquhart has returned from a visit to Jackson. Garland E. Midyette Attorney-it-Law Jackson, N. C. . June I3lh. 1921. Dr. T. W. M. Long, Mayor Roanoke Rapids, Roanoke Rapids, .N C. Dear Sir:- At your last Court my attention was called to a charge that was made or being circulated that R. 1 1. Jackson, had sold whiskey, and James Tanner and Percy Tanner, whom I do not know except by reputation were responsible for this report, and perhaps the au thors of the charges. Mr. Jackson, is one of the police officers in your town, and in view of this charge and his position I have made a careful investigation of the charges, and am satisfied they are not true, but on the contrary they were inspired by people in sympathy with the unlawful sale of whiskey in your community; and by hostil ity to Mr. Jackson, who has been unusually aclive in the apprehend ing of violators of the Prohibition Laws, and thereby made himself odious to those who desire to sell liquor in violation of law, and many who are in sympathy with the sale of liquor. My observation is that Mr. Jackson, is a fearless and faithful officer, and needs to be en couraged and commended for the services he has rendered in these matters. I would prosecute him as vigorously as I would anyone if I had the least idea he was guilty. Yours very truly, Adv. G. E. Midyette, Solicitor. AND Mr. J. A. White, of Richmond, was in Rosemary Monday. Mr. A. L. McCalley, of Fred ericksburg, Va., spent Monday in town. Miss Bertha Cox has returned from Peace Institute, Raleigh. Mr. H. H. Smith, of Norfolk, was a visitor in town Monday. Miss Elizabeth Councill, of Hickory, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Councill. Mr. W. A. Kennedy, of Char lotte, was here Monday. Mrs. W. H. Whitaker, of Washington, D. C, is the guest of Mrs. B. P. Cooper. Mr. A. F. Black, of Norfolk, was here Monday. Mr. Eugene Lehman has re turned from the University of N. C, Chapel Hill. Mr. C. E. Crymes, of Norfolk, spent Monday in town. Mrs. W. T. Councill and two children returned this week from Hickory. Mr. W. M. Sanders, of Oak land, N. C, was here Tuesday. Mrs. J. P. Hewitt and Miss Jean Hewitt returned yesterday from Washington, D. C. Mr. E. W. Simpson, of Ral eigh, spent Tuesday here. Mr. Charlie Spencer has re turned from the State University and has accepted a position with Taylor's Drug Store. Mr. E. Falkner, of Henderson, was here Tuesday. Judge Cranmer spent Sunday night in town. Mr. Joe Taylor, of Oxford, is visiting relatives here this week. Miss Elizabeth McKennie has returned from a visit to Char lottesville, Va. Mr. F. E. Lyon, of Savannah, Ga., was here yesterday. Mr. John W. Vick has return ed from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Mr. Stanford Travis, of Wei don, was here Monday night. The brotherhood of St. Andrew met Monday night in the rector's study in All Saints' (Episcopal) Church. Mr. Robert L. Dickens spent Sunday night in town. Miss Annie Medlin returned this week from Baltimore. Mr. H. R. Halman, of Char lotte, spent Wednesday night in Rosemary. Roanoke Rapids-Rosemary de feated the Boykins Baseball Club 12 to 3 at the local park Satur day afternoon. Roanoke Rapids Locals Mr. J. R. Myrick spent one day this week in Enfield on business. Mr. Clarence Grimmer was a passenger of Lieut. W. H. Fill more in his return aeroplane flight from Roanoke Rapids to Victoria, Va., last Wednesday. Mrs. Grimmer motored to Jarratts, Va. where she met Mr. Grimmer bringing him back home. ROSEMARY PERSONAL . LOCAL ITEMS Subscription BOARD BARS Will Issue No Licenses This Year to Operate Pool Rooms in Roanoke Rapids. Revoke Licenses of Jitney Drivers Under Indictment for Selling Whiskey. CHIEF JACKSON GETS VOTE OF THANKS RENO ALLSBROOK FOUND IN NORFOLK Arretted There He Waives Extradition and Returned to Roanoke Rapids Wednesday Night. Had Forfeited Thousand Dollar Bond in Liquor Case. CHARGED WITH AUTOMOBILE THEFT Reno Allsbrook, who forfeited his bond of one thousand dollars at the June term of Halifax County Superior Court, was ar rested in Norfolk and brought back to Roanoke Rapids on last Wednesday night, under an in stanter capias issued by Judge Cranmer. Allsbrook was recognized by Chas. W. Brown, a former mem ber of the police force of Roa noke ftapids, while walking down Granby Street. Brown spoke to him and walked along with him until they met a policeman whom Brown informed that Allsbrook was wanted in Roanoke Rapids and the arrest followed. Alls brook, at the time of his arrest, was working in a clothing store in Norfolk and living in the home of a sister. Upon his arrival here he was served with a warrant sworn out by W. A. Davis charging him with the theft of an automobile and was tried Friday morning be fore Recorder A. L. Clark on this charge. Evidence was brought out to the effect that Allsbrook took the automobile from a garage at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. H. C. Leitner, in Rosemary. He was overtaken by Mr. Davis and others between Emporia and Franklin and accompanied them back to Koanoke Rapids. He was not indicted for the alleged theft until after his departure from town. The Recorder found prob able cause and bound Allsbrook over to the August term of Su perior Court under two hundred dollars bond. At the date of going to press this bond had not teen furnished and as Allsbrook is also wanted on a capias, it is probable that he will spend the time between now and court in the county jail. WITH THE CHURCHES METHODIST CHURCH Rev. L. B. Jones. Pastor Sunday school at 9:45 A. M. Sermon at 11 A. M. Union service at the Chautau- qua tent at s o ciock bunaay night. All Saints' Church (Epitcopal) Rev. Lewis N. Taylor, Rector Rouok Avenue Mr. Leonirdo Andrea, Lty Attittuit Next Sunday is the fourth Sun day after Trinity. The 7:30 o'clock early celebration of the Holy Communion will be omitted. 9:45 Church School, T. W. Mullen, Supt. 11 o'clock morning service. Union service at Chautauqua tent Sunday night at 8:00 P. M. A most cordial welcome Is? ex tended to the public. Presbyterian Church Rev. Stanley White, Pastor Miti Marfaret McLeod, Putor'i Aitiiltnt Mr. Stuuft, Orftniit Mr. J. H. Hirriin, S. S. Supt. Sunday School ToToO A. M. Morning Service 11:00 A. M Christian Endeavor 7:15 P. M. Junior Christian Endeavor 3:00 P. M. Evening service 8:00 P. M. Prayer Meeting on Wednes day 8:00 P. M. PETER SMITH DROWNED THURSDAY While bathing in the reservoir of the Rosemary Manufacturing Company on last Thursday night, Peter Smith, aged twenty five, an employee of the Rosemary Manufacturing Company and a former se-vice man, suffered death by drowning, caused by heart failure in the opinion of the Coroner Smith was alone in the reservoir at the time of his death, although a number of men and boys had just gotten out, and as he made no outcry, his disappearance was not noted until too late. V ...... $2.00 a Year in Advance POOL ROOMS It was decided fit a meeting ot the Board of Town Commission ers held on Tuesday, June 14, to refuse all applicants for pool room licenses for the year begin ing July 1. This action was taken with the approval of Dr. T. W. M. Long, Mayor, and Commis ioners S. F. Patterson, Wells I). Tillery, L. O. Anderson, Louis Grimmer, and M. D. Collier, and has been under consideration by them for some time. The Board passed unanimously a vote of thanks to Chief of Police R. H. Jackson and those of his associates who have co operated with him for ridding the town of immorality and law lesness. The Board discussed the alleged charges of whiskey sell ing against Chief of Police Jack son and were informed by the Mayor that he had personally gone to Halifax in this connection and that both Judge Cranmer and Solicitor Midyette expressed the belief that these charges were a frame up pure and simple; that the Court had taken no action and advised Mr. Jackson to take no action. A letter from Solicitor Midyette confirming this was ordered pub lished in the ROANOKE RAP IDS HERALD for two consecu tive weeks. After a f ull.discussion of the matter of licenses for jitney drivers the Board revoked the licenses of all jitney drivers who are now under indictment for sell ing whiskey and the town clerk was ordered to revoke the license of any jitney driver who might be indicted hereafter promptly upon receipt of report of such indictment. It was ordered that all those desiring jitney licenses for the year beginning July 1 should make application to the Board of Town Commissioners and that such applications must receive the approval of the Board before their issuance. W. S. Hockaday was appoint ed Town Tax Collector, A. C. Zollicoffer, Town List Taker, A. L. Clark, lown Recorder, and L. O. Anderson, Town Treasurer and pierk. A. T. Allen was appointed at a salary of $100.00 per month, he to furnish his own horse and wagon, to clean up the streets and alleys of the town. 1 he Town Clerk submitted the Treasurer's report for the year ending June 1, 1920, which was approved and ordered published in the ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD. WHEEDEN-BROWN The home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Trueblood, of Weldon, was the scene of a quiet wedding on last rnday morning at ten o'clock when their daughter, Mrs. Effie Trueblood Brown, be came the bride of Mr. Lee Wheeden. Rev. Stanley White, of Roanoke Rapids, pastor of the Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony. The bride wore a traveling gown of blue canton crepe with hat and gloves to match. Mrs. M. L. Shearin, of Raleigh, sister of the bride, softly played Mendelssohn's wedding march. She was attired in a tan geor gette gown with blue trimmings. The bride entered with her father, Mr. S. Trueblood, who gave her in marriage, and the groom had as his best iHan, Mr. D. P. Wike, of Rosemary. The ring ceremony was used. The house was artistically dec orated with June daisies and pot ted plants. Shortly after the ceremony the bride and groom left for Balti more and other northern points after which they will be at their country home "Cedarva". DUDLEY DIMERY KILLED HERE On last Friday afternoon, while at work cleaning up around the mill of the Halifax Builders Supply Company, Dudley Dim ery, a colored employee, in some way came in contact with a rapid ly moving circular saw splitting his head almost completely open. He was taken to the Roanoke Rapids Hospital where he died ' some hours later. From the nature and extent of his injuries it is considered remarkable that death did not occur instantly.