“Local Matters” from The Caucasian and Raleigh Enterprise, Sept. 8, 1910
Monday being Labor Day, the Cen-Labor Union gave a most enjoyable barbecue at the Fair Grounds, which was largely attended.
--Mr. H.C. Reece, who was shot by Jim Staley about two years ago, was in the city Monday and visited the jail, where he recognized the prisoner.
--Governor Kitchin has offered a reward for the capture of Alma Rains, who shot and killed his wife near Apex last Saturday morning. Rains has not been seen since the shooting, though it is not believed that he has gone far.
--At the home of Mrs. Taylor on Martin Street, Mr. Thomas Braxton Creel and Miss Bessie Tutney, both of this city, were united in marriage Sunday night at 9 o’clock in the presence of a few intimate friends, Mrs. William H. Sawyer performing the ceremony.
--Anthony Rogers, colored, was brought to Raleigh from near Parker’s Store by Deputy Sheriff Harward. The deputy received a phone message that the colored man was disturbing the neighbors, he being crazy. He was lodged in the Wake County jail.
--Mr. Norfleet Stronach was arrested Saturday afternoon on a warrant charging him with having sold whiskey to Will Bryant, a colored man from the country. He gave bond in the sum of $100 for his appearance. When arrested, Mr. Stronach denied the charge.
--Frank Chappelle and William B. Chappelle of New Light Township were before United States Commissioner Nichols Tuesday charged with operating an illicit distillery. After hearing the evidence they were required to give bonds in the sum of $200 each for their appearance at the next term of court.
--The funeral of Mrs. R.M. Furman, who passed away in Washington Friday, was held in the Church of the Good Shepherd Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. I. McK. Pittenger, D.D. The Pall bearers were Messrs. R.H. Battle, C.C. McDonald, R.C. Strong, F.T. Ward, Albert L. Cox, and Prof. Hugh Morson.
--Mr. M.S. Holt, a Chatham County farmer, sold 223 pounds of watermelon from a single vine.
--Edward S. Hodge, aged 64 years, and a well-known resident of St. Matthews Township, died Sunday night at his home after a brief illness. He was buried at the old family burying-ground on the old homestead Tuesday. He was a brave Confederate soldier and a member of the largest land-holding and former slave-owning families in the country. He was a generous, warm-hearted man and friend.