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Ths folio win* article by OoL
J. P Gibson. of Marlboro eoonty.
8. C,, waa rocaaity pubHebed bi
3 tbaCbarlaatco Sunday New*:
Marlboro eoonty, South Caroli
aa, border* oo Scotland aad Rich
» mood com tie* in North CaroUaa,
and the upper section, the ex
boro, i* known to tent spansiy
' nettled territory, a aandhill ro*
$ **oo, ^BtbouKh many awampa
bay into almost mountainous
% pwpcrtlaoa. The original forest
growth ie composed of low.
scrubby blackjack, gall buahe*
arahaof allthay eorveyad.” This
v. eoMro taction far miles ap aad
dawa Crooked Croak. WMta*s
Croak. Mask’d Croak, ligbtwood
Knot mod Naked Croaks, contains
hoedrads of eld ^Indian
moanda,” two uf which I recent*
ly witnessed the digging into
uito 1V.UUU llwumwl Kwl*
icsot the former tribes, sock as
akalataaa of tadtorw. arrows.
Pipes, beads, pottery, scalping
Madw aad other articles of inter.
Lt will be fatWwtiartefoRBa
tom It state that tfafti an tire sec
tion of ooun try Mam the Revolu
tionary war, aad before, has been
almost axdoaively UhaUtad by
dsMspdtot« of Indian*, know®
abort to ba described was only
hr two of
!§j aad. that^'Acgon' wdb ta
mooa for “moonabini ng." I used
ta fai-baot and take camp out
ings for a weak at a tins, and in
this wag endeared myself to
these people and formed friend
ships whisk will endure throagb
ootllfe. In my poUtical career
and cami<aigne of several yean,
all of those people supported me
and in many ways have demon
strated their aonidaaaa aad
friendship. I have extended
brave, eoatageooa Confederate
aoMtara daring the war, aad
■heu say ef than aver got ieto
vpgMs I ahraye satiated thepa
whaa in ay power to do pa
Dr. Hair, an "aid Indian harts
doctor," lived in tho section. He
rseaatly died rt the advanced age
of 87 years, and that liaandhta
eoaamunity ie known aa "Hair
TWn.” Dr. HMv, Us brother
Elijah, now 90 years of age, aad
their aaaarcwa kindred have al
ways been tny personal aad po
tttieel Meade aad they are boa
orahla aad patriotic.
lofty braaohee after having bavin
■hot and killed, kw. for Um first
that during fata sixty years of
life eew tide Ugh. dry Meed;
that Uwy. after ooe day and
night of unrelenting toil through
mud. akuab aa& underbrush.
Planted thdr feet on this newly
discovered Island which contained
at least twenty “Indian mounds,"
small blue jacks, deep send, a
bold spring of dear, pure, eoM
freestone water near the trunk
of a Urge sycamore tree, and
abundance of wild game, which
’ttay have enjoyed all to them*
But the scientific revelation is
yet to be unfolded—tbeee two
Indiana waatal me to go up to
tbdr home, twenty-two miles
northwest of the dty, and visit
the strange bland, but 1 could
not return with them on account
of aartoas iiinaia in my family.
However. I made so engagement
to meet them at Oaten*. N. a;
on the Seaboard Railway between
Chamr, & a and Hamlet. N.
C., button that day Ae snow was
fifteen inches deep, sod of course
I could not meet them. Howev
er. I obtained from them permio
ebe to make pobtte the strange
tldaga revealed to me. I intend
ed to -visit Um a . " '
days, and will
buid, aa no
pay taxes on It
that naar tba western__ _
the island they found aa optoirg
of a cave or cavern, this "|wJi
being about twelve feet square.
&*y have, alone, visited the is
land quits a number of times,
provided with laateme. and they
hava, mote than a half-dosen
titoea, explored this on known
After descending twenty feat;
thecave, according to tbe Indi
anw turns abruptly to tike south,
broaden* into four large rooms,
with waits of bird chalk and
many hieroglyphics and beeuti
1 of Indian
last and longest opartawot visit
ed by them, they said, a beauti
ful subterranean stream gently
floapsd, teaming with fish, and
that in this large room they
fauhd many skeletons and old
1 have known these Indiana for
25 years and believe impUdty In
the truthfalaaas of their strange
story, aa above written, and
when I visit the “unknown is
land" I will famish the press
a detailed aeooent of everything
that 1 may me la that strange
otioa line, and this tame Crooked
Crosk flow* through the county
faMP north to sooth with impep
tbe channel. The old Telegraph,
of "wire road,” as it was ealisd
in antebellum (fays, pass so
throagh tho northern portion of
thoeoaoty. which at that time
was tbs rapid BOWS medium be
twooo Cheraw, 8. a and Fay.
etteeflle, N. CL last three mi loo
oouth the "oki stage rood” from
Cboraw to FsyaMoyDia aware.
and prior to tho war this was an
8togo stands aad teoorno wort
toaafd hero, and poopto trnoalod
•oar this thorough faro going to
aad from Washington. Tho writ
hoc, lived in a
idenw. on the stage road w Aon
Gan. Howard had his beadqAar
«*rs. The Federal* tried harfl tc
capture Cept. Goodwin, but If or.
tunately for him he secreted Aim
self in the moee-shrooded awAmp
end evaded hie pursuers. |Al
Ch-n^w. on the Pee Die rilwer,
General Butler and Wheeler's
cavalry had given ShermaA e
pretty fierce stuck from Nwrth
Carolina Consequently the 1 an
keen were more nr lew ner out
while In this section. Son* of
the negroes, who at that I Ime
ware allowed to roim at w ill
throagbout the Yankee ca up,
have always said that vahia lies
ware hidden in the creak by \ an
kee officers. Of conns verj Ut
tlo attention was paid to v hat
these old darkies said copse
qneatly no search was ate"
Since 1870 to the present time
every two or three ream myste
riood Kqhta could be awn moving
ap and down the creak, and mo
meroua holes at different times,
frwhly dog. wan dlaeovated in
theewaup. Mo one knew what
theae lights meant, and the In
habitants talked with hated
breath of ghosts and haunts, as
a couple of wagooere had lopfl
rears ago beau murdered marl
Inst ymr two fishermen' ^
that locality, #hilc digging da]t
at tha root of a boga cypiaaa,
broke into a pot which paid ttam
ia gold coin far their trable.
They denied the report and per
sistently refused to diseasa the
•object; however, it is betirved
they mads a rich find.
Last Sunday night, two fran
gars, Whiteman, want toloid
Jack Lnintr’i house and told
the old negro that be moat Itch
hie mole to the cart andgovith
them, and that they woeldpay
him well for hie
Jack, although vary
hia strang* com pa
creek where he bOJ—eti.
times seen strange lights,
aaya that an iron box about
teen inches tong waa sitting.
newly-made excavation, arid,that
he assisted tha two men tq put
the box into hia cart and that it
waa vary heavy. The box j waa
carried to Osborne, an obscure
depot on the Seaboard Air Line
road, where’lt waa left wit » the
two bmb, and after neat vie X $10
the negro' returned home. Old
iaekaaya that ha now upder*
etaads the mystery of tha igkts
which be has seen far tl»Inst
thirty-five years, and whk) have
given him ao much troobh and
caused him ao aaay ale ipUaa
nights. i L
Tha theory (a that these trees
one were buried by Sim man'!
man, who warn fearful of aP at
tack, and rathes than ta w anj
chances they deposited tl om al
a marked place in the k and
had been unable tfc leeati then
until last Sunday night.
«ai IEfJ ITEMS.
•ModMm Ittptop Ttonfctii
| >1 Cowtry.
L Aa.^a. P*** tree that had
^mrtohad beyond usefulness in
the back yard of J. Edward Reed,
at toe Angelea. Cat, waechop
! ped down a few days ago and a
|*«tthathad been occupied by
blackbirds for several .eaeons
fell out Reed eaami ed it and
I round a email diamond ring that
had been lost by Mrs. Reed near
■? two years ago.
^Mps. Mary McMullen, appear
ing in court at Kansas City, and
asking fur the county’« ears over
ner eight-yeay-oM daughter by
■•Jnrflf *£ hu'b*nd- <*«l»red:
J**?* i *• married six
“d “t* time I’ve drawn
And*ts!* Wjmmver I marry and
jndthat'I have to dotheaup.
Air e?ha v”gone. ** "*“ ■*
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Matching coins decided the fu
hUPhSui!!? *^Ddoo«i malf
in. Philadelphia when six patrol
men became ao food of a baby
h®7* ^>ont two month#old, found !
that all of them
onion’uW#* WOrkio* « M
ooJooflrfd. he was handed a t*l
adeWns Mm thitb.ni
MW to a fortune Of aboat $20,000,
left by s W»consin relative. He if
hte SSL,?'“f *** *** <Wded
bis overalls, invested in a new
■It .f doth* ^xJ
2^11“'*“*" to Kin hi.
?*** *" °*th U»at
£ pfctaof whiskey and
iy willies b
low the teat to be made.
William Mullens, 64 yean old,
of St. Louis, after beins sen
tenced to 90 days in the work
Jjouae, offered to remain t
daya ioegw if Bryan Pattern
» 19-yearold boy. would
freed. "Sending a youngster
jail doesn't help; it makes
criminal of hint." declared Mi
Ians. "Let me serve his sc
tsnee, so that he can have «
more chance.''*The boy's tri
Members of a work train cre
near Athena Ga, discovered
few morninga ago where nur
here of chickens belonging ora
fwrn nctr the milroed have b^n
foing. While waiting for a pi
•anger train to pass they vn
attracted by the criee for h.p
from a mother hen. They wnt
to her and found aha was m *ktg
a fuss ovar one of her chicks as
Wg *a a partridge, which kd
been caught by a monster bll
frog. the chick being half aval.
y** fng wu aaughtjid
the chick disgorged, bot tbeal
ter was dead.
Asserting that his wife, Ira.
EitaMabone. entered a chirch
where he eras kneeling in prgar
and e send him out with a
Gaorge H. Mahone. of Athnta,
Gs. has tiled suit for divore. Him
petition also stated that shawaa
Frequently "exceedingly bokter
m* and rough."
The life of a child sfgtteen
moothi old was estimated ct six
cent* by a Detroit jury, join A.
McCurdy’s child was piayfeg oo
the lawn when a team beoame
frightened and dashed over the
1»wn. Ullinp’ ths child The jo
ry held the defendant wa» re
sponsible; bat awarded damages
of six orats.
Four Bebriao officers who were
In command of Ft. St. Marie,
northwest of Antwerp, recently
drew lots ns to which should re
main and tju
mimiUnInI Pud Urm iMpwtflM.
"* Df* Abaher, representing the
*tat« Board of Health, la in our
wunty for tba purpoae of con
'd acting a sanitary campaign over
“the county. His work will nee
“ Maerily be limited to three seboo
communities, aa his time among
1 us is limited to four months. He
will naturally locate in those com*
muni tie* which express the
strongest desire for his services.
So be has asked me, as your
county superintendent, to notify
you that you may express your
wishes for the work.
His work will be in the nature
of sanitary surveys of the om
muni ties, examination of achy )
children for eyes and none trou
ble, examination of all the people
for hock worm and treatment of
thoee infected with disease until
cared, vaccination for typhoid,
and general campaign against
Aba. open cloeets and ail kinds
of filth. His work is absolutely
free of cost to the community,
and the school community that
saeurea his services will indeed
he lucky. Every community that
will promise hearty co-operation
pleeaa notify me at ones, that
she Doctor may aalect the schools
in which he will work, as ha is
ready to begin hie work at once.
He comet to us from the noted
Philadelphui Farm Life School
In Robeson county, to which
school ha. has added fame by the
great deaa-up campaign for -
health be has just waged than.
L. M. Peels. Supt.
An Tu Defac » ?
• During these distressing times
■»« you trading at home ? Are
you giviog the mail order bouse
the go-by? Are you understand
ing that your duty is to sperd
every dime you spend with your
neighbor—with your house mer
The mail order houee is talking
about taking cotton at so much,
provided you trade it out Keep
•way from that Go to your
merchant, the man who has "
him all the money you '”
have to spend, and thus help to
hold the South in line. Don’t
look at the seductive mail order
catalogues. The horns merchant
will really save you money and
make you money If you trade
Calendar for Scotland County Superior Court
Civil Cases—November 4th, 1914.
HI8 HONOR, HENRY P. LANE, JUDGE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4tk, 1914.
PLAINTIFFS’ AfTOKNSYB " DEFENDANTS’ ATTOHNET8
ML L. John. * —No. 63. A L. Lane n. Elisabeth Seals. Neal, Gibaon
M. L. John. —No. 13. Town of Laarioborg va. Southern Contracting Co.
C. AD. -No. 17. Nannie Ml Stubbs va. John Stubbs.
W. fL NeaL . —No. 18. D. Ellis Guinn, et al va. Maggie Guinn and Delia Guinn.
R. A W. ' —No. 22. D. L. Goes va. M. L. Morriaon. CLAD.
8. O. R A W. • - -Na 26. 8. A. L. Ry. vs.,Jobn E. PhJIHps. C. A D.
B. F- McLean. —Na 28. J. T. John and John Lsaeh va. N. A MeLaaehKa C. A D.
RAW. — Na 80. Arch Graham va. Honriatta Graham.
R. A W.-; —Na 81. D. L Gove va. Make Morrison and Venice Morriaon.
R. A W. — Na 88. D. L. Gore w. Hugh Livingatoo. M
ML L. John. i-Na88. H. A. Stewart vs. A A James, et aL Motioo. C.AD.R AW.j
/ — Na 86. McKinnon, Oirria A Ca va. Scotland Supply Ca RAW.l
-Na 87; - John F. McNair va. Mcllwinan A Leggett
Gtbeoo. Neal. ‘ —No. 88. M. M. Morgan vs. Intontata Land Co. Protest C.AD.RAWI
R A W. . -No. 41. 8eotlayi Supply Co. Tt. J 0. Norton. MeL L. A P.B
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 1914. , ^
R. A W. — Na 44. J. T, Bostick A Bro. va. Antbooy Doogiaaa.
C. AD. . — Na 45. Wesley Howard v*. Pinkey Howard. .'
Gibaon, NeaL -Na 46. E. J. Gibson vs. Z. V. Pate. G.RP.AR At:
M-1* John. —No. 80. C. W. dark A wife va. 8. A L. Ry. Ca A C. C. R. R. Ca R. A W.
O. B. Pattereoo. - —Na 66. John F. McNair va. 8. A L. Ry.
LAW. 1 —Na 86. C. M.Thotepcon to. 8. E. MeCarmlek, at at. .Protect
RAW. —Na 62. EllaabeO» Pats and Elijah Pate, m Morria Morgan.
RAW. ‘f j . -Na 88. Mattie Norton and.C. D. Norton va. Morris Morgan.
RAW. .,'■■■ —Na 64. G. D. Norton vs. llerria Margam.
CAD. • —Na 71. D. J. Mart Mon va. Beotland Supply Oa
a AD. • —Na 88. H. B. MsAhea va W. M. Dtvaraand Roaooa W. Tarns
CAD. — Na 6a Southern Gotten 0(1 Ca va. Loransa MedHa, '
The Win ba tried in the cedar b which the same appear. AO
bn All ceases on tha docket ahal ba open for trial as sBowed
leadings alio wad.
H. H. COVINGTON,
UbMbpBR N. C, October JStb, MU. Clerk Superior Court
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