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VOLUME XXXII—NUMBER 87
FRIDAY A GREAT
DAY AT GIBSON
New School Hoase at Gibson Dedicated -Occasion One of Great
Interest la Scotland Coanty—Large Crowds Attend-Elegant
Picnic Dinner and Interesting Egerrioaa— liMrasa
By Dr. Joyner aad Mr. P. C. Whitlock.
September 4th will long be re
membered M • great day at Gib
son. the occasion being the dedi
cation of t^e beautiful new school
bollding recently erected them
and of which Hon. J. Y. Joyner
■aid in the ooune of hi* a peach,
would do credit to any town or
community in North Carolina.
Long before the appointed hour
for tbe beginning of tbe exercis
es, a great concourse of people
had gathered from several coun
ties and two etatea to join the
good people of WilUamaon town
ship In this worthy enterprise,
aad by the hour for the first
number on the elaborate pro
gram, the whole section about
the school building was filled to
its etaoet capacity with hun
dreds aad hundreds of the rep
resentative people of this section
of the State, and mingling with
them were hundreds from the
At the appointed hour, the spe
riooa assembly room and two
class rooms on the second flow,
which opened into one large room
by folding dobra, were, comforta
bly filled with the waiting ea
se mb ly.
Tbe first number on the pro
gram was America, this being
followed by prayer by Rev, 0.
W. Dowd. Then came the words
of welcome spoken by Mr. L. M.
Blue, one of Gibson's moot prom
inent dtiseoa. and Scotland's
next representative to the Gen
eral Assembly. Mr. Blue’s worts
of welcome were of tbe choicest
language and conveyed to the
hearts of his bearers a genuine
Ir.osgof ihe real welcome, that
ihaon extended through him.
I? cueing hie address of welcome,
Mr. Blue introduced Mr. 'P. C.
Whitlock, a prominent attornsy
Mr. Whitlock delivered a moat
foroefnl and interesting address
and held hi a hearer* dose to him
throughout his speech with his
masterful reasoning and graceful
delivery. Ha said in the outset
that he had been requested by
the committee to name his sub
ject in advance, but had pot done
am apd he feared that ere he fin
ished the audience would coo
elude be had no subject, but if
fin speech had to be named, he
^would caU it “Enlightened Citl
f sen ah Ip.” There was no highly
flavored outburst of oratory ip
hto address, bat whan unfolded
and left with his hsarars it gave
•videnoa that a master mind had
pseparadit The reasoning and
Mttfsstfcma by Mr. Whitlock as
ta what constituted an enligfat
aaad dtisauahip were fine and to
tbs point He said that it all
rested with the eburehes and the
school houses, that the two went
hand in hand sad no community
COQIQ IT0T lOoUM QilQ tO DOOOflM
its dthen. He held ip mi In
hhod anunpteofttisenl i^h toned
HesSSfStt SrSSSdent’a poi-1
l«r was troth and honesty sod
that this, combined with godli
«nlightened dtltenship, If ap
plied to the government, would
buve the aaase good and whole
some effect upon us an a nation
ss weil ss fodnddaals. He im
prmsid to hearera very deeply,
aa was svideoced by the many
exprMwoiw or commendation and
dreee was a music selection. Im
mediately after this Mr. L. M.
PsMol Superintendent of Public
Schools to Scotland county, in g
line well cboeen words, present
edBoft. f Y. Joyner. State Su
perintendent of Public ItMtTK
. Dr. Joyner, like Mr. Whtttoeb
wag bo etreagor in Seotiaad
SffhMi with J£jC p"wT“
Or. Jnyaar keowe how to talk
•*B!*.K to Is bra
school building that he wss help
ing to dedicate, seemed to give
him additional inspiration, which
be readily and easily diffused
among his bearers.
He told them bow to run a suc
cessful school and upon what this
depended. He outlined the child'e
doty, which was mainly that of
being prompt and regular in at
tendance and told them that the
shirker in school would make a
shirker in the business world,
and warned them that the great
commercial world bad no pleas
for such men and women. He
also told the parents of their du
ty to the child and wnat tbs
school and the young days of the
child meant to it in after life,
and laid special stress on the par
ent's duty between the child and
the teacher, and warned them
that one of the unfortunate cir
cumstances that often arises is
the misunderstandings between j
pupil and teacher and the danger
of taJring the side of the child in
these occurences, which he said
.was so often the case, and which
always tended to destroy the use-1
fulness of the teacher and spoiled
Dr. Joyner, ee is always the
csss, delivered an interesting and
moat helpful address and im
pressed bis bearers with the fact
that be js thoroughly in love with
his work and that the edosatioo
al advancement of North Caroli
na is hts only job.
Following Dr. Jmroer’s address
was a vocal solo, "School Days,”
by Mr. G. Watt Wright, of Gib
Then came the announcement
of dinner. The announcement
was made by Mr.-L. Mr- *Juer
who added another word of kind
ness to his former address of
welcome, which was an invitation
to every one to participate in the
dinner, which proved to be a
most bountiful and tempting one
—just such ae the good people of
Scotland county always prepare.
Tbe exerdafe for tbe after
noon began* promptly at three
o’clock with the singing of the
Star Spangied Banner.
Judge Walter H. Neal followed
with a tan minute’s talk announ
cing hia gift, an American flag,
to tbe achool, and took tbe op
portunity of paring a fine tribute
to Dr. Joyner, in which be illus-,
trated hia devotion to hia work
by redting an incident in which
Dr. Joyner declined to accept a
more lucrative and lasting posi
tion because he fait hia duty to
North Carolina’s educational ad
vancement yet unfinished.
The presentation of the flag to
the trustees waa made by Mr.
Geo. Hargrave, Jr., tne brief
talk aad accepted for them by
Mr. Robert Gibeon. Both young
men acquitted themeelvee in a
moat acceptable manner. Aa
soon aa. these brief talks were
concluded, the eeeembiy sang the
‘TUdWMto and Blue.’’
Following tUa came tbe laying
of the eoroer atone of the new
building. Which was dona by the
Masonic order of Gibeon, naiatad
by a number of visiting member*
of that order.
The weather was perfect and
the day waa thoroughly enjoyed
by the greet eonooerae of people
Wipm ii Rnt cum Vinfenu.
Tbe third eottoa warehouse for
Scotland count* ia now An as
sured fact. Tbo lataat commu
nity to oome into tbo mosemont
It the promaalf* little town of
Wagram. Tbe corpmatloo will
be known as Wagram Cotton
Warehouse Company, which was
chartered by tha State on SsCur
day. Tba authorised capital
stock to *26,000 and ths inaorpo
tnh^a are* Msaars. -Is. A. Shaw,
J, A. MolLay aad W. T. Crump.
hataampted tha gmaagement of
tha ginning department of the
Uorfaburg OaTmt. Scther
Witt tar Mnrthm.
Read the advertisements in this
issue. They are intended for
you and contain announcements
that arc worthy of your atten
McLauri* and Shaw use 90 in.
in tailing you some things that
everyone should lump in mind.
J. W. Meson announces bis fail
•bowing of Stetson hats, and
continues his talk about bis other
fall and winter goods, especially
The Lauriaburg Machine Co.
oat s quarter page in telling au
tomobile owners of their recent
purchase of the automobile repair
department from Gibson Bros.
They aell no care and have no fa
vorites. They sell mill and
The Model Pharmacy lays spe
cial stress in a display message
to you about the school supplies
for the children.
Epitein's Department Store is
offering a nsw showing of Schism
Bros. Clothing and boys’ sails.
Special prices are named on Stet
son shoes and Stetson hate.
Charles B. Ty sorts still talking
•bos repairing and harness mak
Hinton James talks Are Insur
ance in an attractive ad. in this
The C. B. Crosland Co., of
Bennettsville, have a half page
in announcing to the ladies of
Scotland and adjoining counties
their millinery and ladies’ outer
garment opening, which is to be
the 16th sad 17th.
Mrs. Sue Brinson announces
her fall millinery opening for
next Wednesday, the 16th. Mrs.
Brinson has just returned from
the markets sad has bought the
season’s best offerings for the
trade in Scotland eounty. She
has secured the services of Mies
Elmore, an axparlenoed milliner.
»f. Jtyx: Hair SiMay.
Hon. J. Y.. Joyner, Superin
tendent of Public Instruction in
North Carolina-waa a Lamia.
at Gibeon Friday end remained
in Scotland county the guest of
Mr. W. N. McKenzie, of Mason i
See, Friday night. Satur
. in company with Mr. Me
Ken rig* Supt. L M. Peele and
Mr. Jno. A. MeColman, be was■
shown over the county and car
ried to Antioch in* Hoke county,
where another handsome school
building was dedicated. Mr.
Joyner returning here to take the
train for his home at Raleigh.
In talking to The Exchange
man he said that ha had always
known that Scotland waa a fine
county, and had at various times
visited here, but not before this
time had be realised what a fine
agricultural section ft was, and
nnbeeltatjnjrly said that he con
aidsred it the finest in North Car
Prahjttrj Nwl VMk.
Fayetteville Preebytery will
met next week, beginning
Thursday, at Bensaleot cnureh in
Aside from the meeting of the
Preebytery, the occasion will bo
s celebration of tba oantenoial of
the Benaelem church.
Dr. J. M. Roes, paetor of the
Laariabutg Presbyterian church,
itlXSl PtBtlf Ptlll^PS.
Mr. Flteroy Donald Phillips,
mb of Mr. end Mrs. R. D. pSfil
lipaof this dty, faap boon an
nouneed as one of the suoceeef ul
eontaetants before the Supreme
Court for a license to practieo
law In North Carolina.
Mr. Phillips ia a brilliant young
man end his great number of
friendahara and elsewhere are
ctegrating him upon his sores**
1 1 ■ «*.
IM l td Ml.
Don't fall to see those joy-pro
60 .ltd Mw-thlrd pwpSlath.
Ti rSf ittTtasT
PreMdent WTlaoa Maned a prop.
Ismstli hi Tuesday setting rtHf
mwirimB |Trn i ,
Hit Rtri Luck.
About two weeks ago, Davao
Callahan, who works at Benton’a
■table, left his eoat hanging op
in the stable office and while he
waa about his work eomaons,
either through error or by inten
tion. swapped garments with
bins leaving ooe of inferior qual
ity instead. This worried Calla
han do little, but as a capping
climaa someone purloined hie
Sunday breeches, and unlike the
man who got his coat, left none
This constant drain oo Calla
han’s wardrobe was mors than
be cared to submit to without aa
investigation, and forthwith be
want out and watched the pass
ers-by to see if he could locate
hie trousers walking about in
town, and are long ha saw a pah:
of lags coming encased in trooe
ars like his own. As they draw i
n«wrer uwy appeared man Is
miliar and whan eloaa eoough to
examine, proved to be hid own.
An examination revealed that
Joe Little wee the wearer, and
Joe and the trouser* were thee
and there eaptured.
In the Recorder's Court Toes
day Joe drew a sentence of eight
months on the roads of North
hampton county, it being proven
that he waa pur Joiner of the
A III CJRCU count.
TN Suits World's F«m Sfem In4
•i TMt Vi|.
On Saturday Mr. J. C. Tracy.
General Advance Representative
for the Sparks! Shows, was in
town making contracts and pav
ing the way for the coming of
the big circus. Immense quan
tities of provisions of ail kinds
wlH be contrasted for from our
local merchants, and the grounds
known as Ball Grounds was leased
i for Oct S—which is the date the
big show will exhibit here.
From now until show day hard*
(y a day will pass but what one
or mere agents of the circus will
be In town looking after detail*,
rounding country. ,.ils drens
employs over 60 peopr‘»the de
partment of pubHdty fhoe.
Mr. Tracy, who is a Very gen
ial gentleman, has In his posses
sion many newspaper criticisms
of the Show and they all speak in
glowing terms of the excellent
entertainment given and the boo
orable methods employed by the
■bow management in doing busi
neee with the public—no gam
bling or short change artists be
ing allowed among Its employees.
Fotws Is met Fifty.
H. Q, Alexander, President
of the North Cardins Farmer*’
Co-operative sad Educational
union, baa isaoeda call fora
general eon veadoo of tobacco and
cotton growers of . the State to
bs he la in Rsldgh tomorrow.
The object of the meeting is to
devise ways to protect the crops
from low prices.
Lwilto O'Neal, of Brevard, la
Ja Jail awaiting trial for the mar
dor of Us l&year-old atepeoo.
It la alleged, with little or no
provocation, O’Neal became an
in the etomach. ahd not until the
boar was aeany' dead from hie
brutal attack waa a phyaioaa
FORT BOOZE CAPTURED
BY THE ALLIES
Detroit. Sept-The fact that
the faetory ie more than 20,000
earn behind order for immediate
dellvenr offer* rather striking
proof that the Ford Motor Com
pany, like other great purely
American inetitntioe*, la not feel
tagthe effects of the great war,
so f^a* the Americas market ie
However, war newe Is being
followed with tremendous tater
™t. There it a very human
reason for tide, as the following
Interesting figure* will demon
lo the eoarmou* army of Ford
employee* the Triple Alliance is
represented by 006 Germans. 269
Hungarians, 750 Romanians. MB
Austrian* and 380 Syrian*. There
are also 81 Turk* end 690 Italian*
and Sicilian*. The Triple En
tente. oa the other head, ban
among the Ford workmen 280
English, 133 Scotch, 148 Irish,
226 Canadian*. 8 Australia ml
2016 Russians, 2877 Pole#, 78
Lithuanians, IS Croatian*. 60
Frenchman. 21 Danes. 6 Bel
gian*, 28 Hollanders, 8Japans**
and 210 Servians
Aside from their heart-interest
in the fate of their countrymen
and relatives and former homes,
these new Americans are in no
way involved in the great Euro
pean struggle. Few of them are
obligated to military duty. Prac
tically all of them are more than
content to keep the freedom and
prosperity and content of th* new
country of their adoption. Also,
they are becoming American eit
isenrjrary rapidly, thee* children
hired tM*Wm+\±*Am AbOUL.
25 Ford employee* amUlrinTtot
There are more than 1,000 Ford!
workmen enrolled in daaeee1
which meet four day* a week in
the factory from 430 to 530 P.
M. .Here English is taught by
Ford teachers. This, too, is a
tremendoos factor in the Ameri
canization of the Ford army.
The reaaoo assigned why there
am so many Busmans and Poles
in the Ford factory, 2010 and
2077 respectively, is also inter
esting. These new Americans,
coming front soch oppression and
poverty and discontent, and. n
delighted with their new-found
liberty and opportunity, invaria
bly write heme over the seas to
their kindred «nd even advance
them money to Join them In the
wonderful new world. Also, the
Russians and Poles am among
the most ambitions and alert in
the Ford Army of Pesos.
N to a Wtotor Iraki tap tor * lap.
Now ia the time to got tnwy
end pot in something far the
hoars to erase on thta winter es
pecially the pin that are to be
carried over tor nett winter.
Thera la so better grazing crop
than ram. not onlv for hat
ens. It (a one of the eaneet and
eaad broadoaet at the rate of from
Are to eight Ibe. per acre. Urn
eood can be bought from any
harrowed In. Sow and cover aa
for turnip*. Tbe rasa ahould be
reedy for grazing la from 60 to
90 days. If aowa now an acre
■hould formab grazing fog live
hogs until • February, when as
other crop een be aown for Spring
Tbe farmer who depoads on
eon atone far retotog pork to
a waihtoAo _
euanty, to lain
By mndom military move
tSa "allfad fmn. under
The movamwit haa been goiMg
on ander eover foraoeae day*, bat
Inn the public W •
" Monday afternoon, by a lank
moeetnaat, the eaamy waa cur
pnaed and before a lenaral akrm
ewl/bThad to wan thaSeof
tba terrible OMknifbl of the at
Load Bui MeLa«la. wboleMtha
kayto the situation.
Tho prieonera wart 8m Alford
(two eases) not Ml caaea, but
thatajury of thair eoawtnmen
trytham. and then beta* «r
many tba entire eaptureeould
not be disposed of atonaefetla*
of the court end three will bn
tha,l&h. three the 11th and
two^the^iath. ^ ^ |
the 11|| | | ... I,, , ^a | | ■
to the am to por quart and tha
•apply of TagEntowS. «dd«?
lta*K al taft tma.
SxjAD'a Gaoy*. N. a. Hope &
Molllo aod Lacy Soead Friday
Min Wary Snoad oary charm
ingly eotartaioed qoitTa mSSt
of her friends lot Friday toto
iy ftrom 8:30 to U JO. Many
and Doaean rendered mm Im
Mr. Vaster MePhaH. of Pureia.
ves vWtlnc hiapanata hmflatl
, Italian Britt, of