North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
FREAK NEWS ITEMS.
Odd sad Curloas Happening Through
out the Country.
While acling aa a pallbearer at a
funeral la Evansville, Ind., the other
day, Peter Re ben, agod 66 yearn,
dropped dead aa ha was helping to
carry the coffin to the hearse.
Vaughan Hurley and lease Josephs,
champion checker players of George
town, Del., resented advice offered by
a spectator and in the fight which fol
lowed one man lost an ear. A score
were badly bruised.
Pinioned beneath a carload of coal,
his left arm and leg crushed, Henry
R. Kundeen, a switchman employed in
Chicago, directed a surgeon as to the
beat way to amputate his arm and
leg. Kundeen remained conscious
throughout the operation
The Rev. C. K. Watts, Ml yean old,
a widely known minister of Virginia,
haa enrolled as a student In the acad
emic school of the University of Vir
ginia, at Charlottesville. This is the
second time ha haa entered the uni
versity, having been a member of the
cleat of 1M6-W.
Mrs. Wank L. Mini, wife of a pros
per© ua Swiss-American farmer living
near Marysville, Cal., is the mother of
•oven children, at the aga of 26. The
youngest member ei the family was
bora Just a year and 17 days after the
previous child. All are well and
healthy. There are no twins, trip
lets or quad triplets.
The cannonading at Verdun,
Prance, haa bean ao heavy that It haa
been heard at Marburg and Ziegen
hain, a distance of 188 miles. This, It
is believed, ia the greatest distance on
record at which a sound has been
heard without the aid of soma artifi
cial medium of transmission. No bat
tle was ever before beard ao far
Samuel Zaehar, a three-year-old
boy, leaned out of the window of bis
borne In New York city, tost his bal
ance and fell four stories to the
•tract. Tha child landed in a crate
of eggs and though badly shaken up,
suffered no serious bodily injuries.
The child was making frantic efforts
to extricate himself from the scram
bled mass of shells and albumen whan
his mother rsarhisi him.
Two hours after he enured the
home of Mrs. Ralph Rcmy. at War
saw, Ind., robbing her and attempting
to attack her at the point of two re
volver^ Charles O'Brien was on hit
way to tha Indiana reformatory at
Jeffersonville to serve a sentence of
from 10 to 20 years. ]n that length
of time he was pursoad by • pnass.
captured, riished into court to escape
lynching threat* and sentenced by the
"Sixty days after my death I proei
iae to pay John Gregalunis $1,000,"
read a note Med for record in tlya of
fice of the prothonotary at Scranton,
Pa. The maker at the note was
Charles Comlsky. Lawyers aay Com
laky is perfectly aafa as the promise
is not worth the paper on whifh it is
written. A dead man cannot he made
to pay anything neither can n sheriff
execute judgment against n dead
Job M Smith, an undertaker at
Tnckerton, N. J., had the surprise of
hia Ufa whan William Perm, residing
in another part of the stats, walked
inte Us office and paaead over a roll
«f $6$ in bills in settlement of a bill.
Smith consulted his hooka and found
n charge for burying Peon’s mother
40 years ago. Penn said ha hod re
eontly diaoovorad the old unpaid bill
among his father's possessions.
Garbed only in the dewing lines of
her pun slain bathtub. Mrs. 1_
Pels true, of New Brighton, N. T.,
cmuseO the arrest of Salesman John
Conroy, who delivered s soap order in
Person. Conroy, replying with a
*10,000 salt for damage* declared the
woman sent far the soap so he slipped
' with it. Cearoy also stated
Giut Mrs. Palatrua threw everything
in the bathtub at Urn, Including her
»«raenal opinion He denied having
any suds before slipping along with
rnak Hopkina, it years oM, a
fcrtdspiwm of ena day, is dead, and
William Barnett, Jr., 8 yean aid, and
Goodwin, 25 ysan old, m
wwandad because «f a practical joka
attempted by William Barnett. 8r.
Hopkins and kin bride wars at tha
' Bamatt naldeare, naar Alma, Ky.,
.whan friends wan celebrating the
marriage. Thinking to team them all
with tha report of a ahotgen, Barnett
atartad oat the front door. Ho slip
ped on the front step and the gua wai
discharged through a window.
A woman la justified In inflicting
corpora! punishment open a male flirt
who aaaoya her. the Arkansas flu
preoM coart has rated in 4*rmiag
the 8280 damages which e lower court
hod awarded Mn “NeUi* Trueeel, et
Hat Springe, against the Memphis,
Dellas end Golf railroad. According
to thfl IWKina aa aaala MMinaaa M
g train ti tha defendant railroad
winked and threw kieses at Mrs.
Traenl, whereupon ah* broke an tm
breOa met hie heed end then sued
the ccen peay
THE W|DB WOULD.
Happening* Throeghoat th* World
TaM in Brief.
The Austrian minister of trad* has
announced thst sugar cards will noon
be issued, limiting every on* to s
pound and a quarter of sugar month
George Brennan, n pupil In 8t.
Matthew's Catholic school in St.
Louis, saved th* lives of several
schoolchildren when he seised a mad
dog by the throat and hurled it into
* room. Th# deg was shot but not
until after he had bitten Jams* Mur
phy, aged ten years.
Edward Holler, former chief of po
lice of Torre Haute, lnd., end Edward
Rodgers were shot during an election
fight in the Indiana capital. Both
were Implicated in th* election con
spiracy of several months ago and
testified against Mayor Don Roberts.
Th* enormous quantities of ammu
nition consumed in th* artillery duel
at Verdun has prompted th* Allied
forcmmwiu to nrft that ordtra io
the United States be rushed. Several
weeks ago agents were instructed not
to ship incomplete cedars and to reg
The lower breach of th* Virginia
general assembly has pasted the
state-wide prohibition MU by a vote
of 86 to B, tha measure haring previ
ously boon passed by th* senate. One
<iuart of whiskey a mouth per person
U th* limit placed by the bill on im
portation* of la toxicants from other
The New York city Supreme court
has Just awarded *40,000 to Mgs. Cora
Maude Clark id her breach of prom
ise suit against John Lee Martin, for
mer stock broker. Mrs. Clark, be
cause of th* endearing name* applied
to her in letters from- her former
lover, has com* to be known as the
To correct defective foot of girts,
caused in most eases by wearing
shoe* with high heels and pointed
toes, the University of Oregon, at
Eugene, will require all girls to regis
ter their footpr.nu. Course* will
then be started to cure defect*. A
toot of ltd co-eds showed only three
with perfect feet
William A. January, for 46 years
an official of California, San Jose city
or Santa Clara county, celebrated hi*
ninetieth birthday by patting in a part
of the day at his desk. He has been
tax collector, state treasurer and city
treasurer at various times sad daring
his years of service has handled *40.
000,000 of public funds.
Louis Tortine, a reach hand at Ox
nard, CaL, has confessed to the mur
der of Peter Furrier, a wealthy
rancher, his arif# and their ten-month
via urn ay. rM crime was committee
with «n inw bar, the murderer then
dragging their bodies into a bed room
whore be placed them on a bod and
•at fire to the bouse in an effort to
destroy any evidence of bis act.
A woman bandit, with a male com
panion, walked into a bank at Jfil
lerton, Okbu, covered the cashier with
• revolver and demanded the
The woman raked in about 1600, all
the eaah In sight, keeping the cashier
covered. Mounting bones the robber
pair dashed for the mountain!. A
poaae pursued but the woman and bar
companion outrode them nod »«—pni
Mn. Carrie Christensen. of Mat
roes, CaL, four times married, was
••ntenced a few days ago to ona year
in the county jail for eaing the mails
to defraud prospective husbands. It
was alleged that aha obtained about
f.1,000 In her various matrimonial
Jtwaaa. “I have no sympathy with
these long rang, oourters,” said Judge
Dealing la passing sentence, “but s
feel and hie mpney must not be part
l*owr million women will be allglhle
te vote In the 1838 national election,
according te figures given out at the
headquarters of the Congressional
union in Washington. The anion is
hrging every one of the women of
voting age to qualify at ones In order
that the suffrage army may be readily
mustered for action If It te forced In
te tbs campaign by tha failure of
Congress to act on the Susan B, An
wnitam Starwood, roeontly ermrt
od l« New York city for tta staotinr
•f Boonlo Weinstein. o guard anv
ployod by L Kaplan A Boat, shlrt
waint manuractorara, eoafaasad, ae
wdlngr to tta police, that ho was saa
ph>yod to do tta shooting by a ehirt
waiot mokora’ union, tta member* of
which ota on a strike Ha said ta
waa to rwdfo »ioo ami to ta pat on
Ita anion payroll at ft6 a woak in rs
tnra for bio aorrieoa la "shootlag up"
tta Kaplan guards. ,
Two mm of a whaleboat's crow
front tta New Bedford (Moos.) bark
Alloa Knowloo war* recently killod
•J tta ooaal of Africa by a giant
whale. Tho boot waa feat to tta
'"tale and waa bciag dragged at the
rata of tan miles oa hoar, whoa, after
It had received sertrai jobs with the
tarpoon, tta inoaator Hopped end
hrtnd to octaa tta boat la ita Jaws.
Tho craft waa thrown lata tta air aad
nona of*tta trow escaped injury. /
I For Sprains, Launaaaaa, H
Sorea, Cuts, Rheumatism |
Stops Pam At Onoa H
For Man and Baaati
2Sc.5Ob.01. At All Dacian.
ATTRACTIVE WINTER VA
CATION TOURS TO
Florida, Cabs, The West Indies,
Panama Canal, MaidJ Gras.
Operated during the Christ -
bus holidays, January, February
Tours of Ten, Fifteen, Twenty
end Thirty Days Duration, Cov
ering Many Points of Groat At
tractiveness and Historical In
We have a tour at ealrsmily
lew cast Including aB up ciss to
Florida and C«2, December 27,
Jaa-- ' “ -
A TOUR OF
Florida, the world's greatest
oat winter resorts, during the
height of their season; through
the bountiful tropical country In
nearby foreign tends; sleamehlp
voyages in Southern aaaa; and
the Isthmus of Panama, daring
the winter months at home, af
fordiag an opportunity for grant
oomfert and pleasure.
Write for Booklet sad Litera
We are sure one of our many
attractive All-Bxpease Included,
Personally Conducted and Clmn
eraued Tour* at a Reasonable
Cost wiO Interest you.
Tourists Areata, Seabeard Air
Line Railway Raleigh, N. C
Two Story Dwelling on
Church street $3,750.
One story, 6 Room Dwell
ing on Middleton Height*
One Building Lot 100 by
300 on Covington street
The above property mast
be sold, and la going to ba
If yoa are Interested see,
LAURIN BURG* AGENCY
Insurance end Real Estate
HINTON JAMES. Pm.
W. 8. DUNBAR, See. A Tma.
1'» Sal* of UmmOt*.
UadOT and by virtu, of power at
Ml, and judgnent at Superior Court,
eoUind at March term, 1914, Scot
1» the caaa at
Oa. Oar 4 Locomotive Co. re. A. M.
&2r £ insist
Ptoe* Coart Hone* Dm, Laurtn
March 8th, 191S.
M. L. JOHN.
'* 6 *• M
J. H. WADE has bought
the Woody pressing dob and
has a good man in charge.
The work Is all done at
Wade's old stand. Use only
one 'phone for the business,
WADS IS ON TUB JOB
TSDllVSOst Malaria _
• ara tiklag, aa tba toaUlk
W »<ol. "howto* k h
ao4 Ino to a has.
* *—ilatwM -- a_a -
wimi oil Milan*, the
<•> tha ay tow, to stor
Bargain Period Extended
I To April 10
k ----- -
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER announces the
• extension of its Special “Bargain Period” to April
,10th. Until that date New Subscriptions will be
accepted at the rate of $6.00 per year for the
Daily and Sunday. $1.50 for 3 months trial sub
scription. The Observer’s Special Leased Wire
News Service from Washington is worth the
. • . 'si
“The Foremost Newspaper In The Two
k Ike heat d-ieaad
tarar mmI," wrltaa J. A.
iNHiili. at PattoariEe, Tana.
*t aikr.il terribly with Urcr
Tba doctor* aald I tad oow
w>tni I could aot wort at
tfU Pkaly 1 tried v
and to my oapriae, I gat bettor,
tad tm to-day aa wcB aa may
aua.~ Tbtdford’a Bf aek
Dcaapdfc a (eaeial, cattoatfc,
aapkMa Hvar medlciae, tfaet
kaabaaa npkitog krapkk.
bowela, tor ova* 70 yaara. Oat
a package today. Matoatt
,paki t ThadfanTa. M
W. C. CALDWELL
Located in Laurinbar*
for the practice of
9AM. U KcNAIB, A|Nt
T. &. BUMTBt, Htnftr
Mi Vw Amt eoapantaa. Ttmr W4
Miwllk appaaataUd and earafall?
Life. Pin. Health. Acci
dent, and in tact any
thin* that inturahce in
mm. 8ee na.
Lauriiburf Agency . Co.
W. a DUNBAR, Sec. -Brea*.
!A Bank With The Strength Of
Tb« soundness of this back is entranced by the turn
*er vative policy pursued by its officers in the making
of losns. It tberefers hsrnmes the safest of all
places for tho ears of your savings, upoa which ft.
paye interact at the rate of 4 per rant per varum.
This bask invitee you to becorao on# of lU rapidly
grosr^ng family of patroos, tad offers you every
facility cuovisteot with cafe, sound and oooaervativw
SCOTLAND COUNTV SAVINGS BANK
Laurinburgr, North Carolina