Randolph court room seats 500
a : Our Court House. The Grand Jury at the late Term of the Superior Gou't made the following report as to the-condition of ur Court H'-uisc,- viz: "We have made : au exaniinatior of our Oourt House, and fin-: the Court, Room iti adequate to the wants of the people rf ao large a county as the couuty of Ghathnm. It is deficient in eapaeity and comfort. We therefore sugirest that the ' Ooinniissionere make such change in the Gourt-Room as will enable the people who attend Gourt to be as comfortahly situated as possible, and by eo doing sustain the character and reputation of our couuty and its citizens." This is an eminently wise and proper suggestion, and no doubt .will meet. with, general approval. While we have a large and handsome Gourt House, yet the Gourt Room itself is not suitable to the wants of our people. In tiie first place the room is entirely too small, not being large enough to hold half the people, who usually attend our Courts. This could be remedied at a small expense by removing the partition iu the rear of the Judge's bench, an! enlarging theroom by the space now used as the Jury rooms. Tue Juries could use one of the rooms now on the first floor. In the next place, more benches should be provided for those having business in Gourt. At present nearly every person haa to Btand up, which is very fatiguing to men who have ridden fifteen or twenty miles. It is an unjust hardship, to compel a man to travel a long distance to attend Gourt as a witness, and then force him, (fatigued as he is) to stand on his feet all the day long. Simple justice demands that the county should provide suitable seats, and we are pleased that the last Grand Jury have called attention to the matter. Now let our Board of Commissioners see at once that this public nuisance is abated, and take proper action for providing our citizens with suitable accommodatioHB in the county court-room. Our neighboring county, Randolph, with a population not bo large as onrs, haa a court room with comfortable seats sufficient for five hundred persons. Let Chatham have one equally as good. We intend to agitate this matter until something is done, and we call upon oar people to sustain us, by writing letters and urging the Gommieaioners to take immediate action.