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CANTALOUPE LABEL CONTRACT
BROKEN—WILL HAVE NONE
LaM Maauf act aria* Ceapaay Wiggle* Oat of CeatTMt With Ui, aaS W*
WU1 TWm Net Be AM* t* Supply Them TWe Tear—War Cendl
tt*a* GW.a aa Beaaea.
Wi ngnt Try muoh to mniwmmn
to tto growvn erf tkii no*
Uon that we will not ba abla to sup
ply cantaloupe la bale as wa have
heretofore, and as ws bavs during
the past fsw waskt, announced that
wa expected to do.
The company with whom wa were
dealing unexpectedly imposed each
anboeineso-Ufca sad foolish conditions
la their doe lings with us censing a
breach a# the contract and at the aams
time earning ua to be forced to uski
Urn contract waa entered iato aev
oral weeks ago, and waa entirety Bel
ief ectery to both parties concerned
until within the pest 'em days, when
they began to males n. and qabuei
neas-Hha demands. Imposing unrea
sonable and foolish conditions, and at
tho tamo tins making us ao dsOnita
We thought we had the cantaloups
label question settled and would be
in poeitioa to supply the local de
mand, and we would have, had the
company with whom we were dealing
Used up to their pert of the contract.
The company said to us ia u letter
that bacauee of the existing condi
tions and the advancing prices of ma
terial, there had been a great advance
in the cost of labels, which is evident
ly the “nigger in the woodpile" and
the reason they wanted to wiggle out
of the contract. They were not ia po.
eition to do so openly, but by making
unreasonable demands and Imposing
conditions that thoy kaew a business
concern with even a !tUJa intelligence
would not eubarut to, they got out.
we anticipated that there weald be
. advance* la the prices on label*, pod
consequently contracted early in or
der to avoid this and that we Might
■—= ha.ahie hwaappiy .fee local trade with
• thongm we weald be able to ehow
oar friend* this favor, but we banked
too heavily on the honor of the com
pany with whom we were dealing, end
from whooo we purchased labels the
peat year in a buaineae-lika manner.
They wanted to wiggle, found a good
place, wiggled, and that's all there is
We regret this very mock, buf were
aot in position to help it, end we are
taking this, our 11 ret opportunity, to
advice those who bought from us last
ysar, aad ware perhaps expecting to
do so again this year, that we will
not be in position to furnish labels.
Mm. Jssms BsWrtaiaa.
Mrs. Jam. A. Jonas entertained last
Thursday Meriting from 10:00 to
10:00 o’clock. Mrs. Jeoes’ guest*
ware the Members at the Thuroday
•Afternoon Book dub and a number
of invited M saris
The guests were introduced to the
pleasures of the morning with a baby
eoateet, in which Mm. B. D. Phillips
meelled aad received as a prise, a
beautiful hand-painted picture. Fol
lowing this Progressive Book and Old
Maids ocraptid the attention of the
Cttaata. In this Mrs. A. M. Fairly
Ftovod the meet proficient and m
•Mved the prise, a towel. 11m oon
aMdtien prise a at. Patrick’s Hat
•Bed with mlata went to Mrs. D. a
Mrt Jean, nktil by Mrs. J. L.
McKrir and Min fan McNair, aarrad
eodTn aad eakc.
1* tin afternoon at 4M o’clock,
M*». fcaet entertained the Elisabeth
Browsing Bonk Club and a number of
# wnwfl gnim.
As'Urn guests arrived they tears
7fr‘A"1 kf IsrrlgoraUag punch,
whM was served la the hall bjr Mrs.
'J. L. McNair aad Kin laa McNair.
After this nan tha regular program
I 9t hooka.
1 /I .
. Ms* leak aad OM Maids were" aa
V gagad tn. la this sostest a smnber
Mad In taasn, a eat gtriag tha
• MrMy nthnidarsd tag la
«*— gsU, to Mrs. Edwin Mar
* St Patrick's
•Mag ta Min
WEEK OF SPECIAL EXERCISE.
Negte Qrlc Ln|m Holds Uteres tiag
Meeting niwgtett Weak.
Tbo Colored Civiq L«tw met in
tte second annual convention at the
Laurinburg Normal A Industrial In
stitute last Monday aigbt A great
crowd of people wan gathered at •
o’clock, whan U L. King, tha president
celled the heaae to order end the la
■titute Choir struck the musical chord
for silence. After invocation, the
President delivered Ms ansae! rTifnes
which was followed by a strong ad
dress dsllvsMd by Mr. S. 0. Stone.
Mr. Stone said “that In order for tbs
Colored Civic lasagne to prosper ws
will have to go down la oar ‘Jeans' and
posh it, it la worthy ef tha support
of bpth tha white and catered peo
ple. “ This address was followed by
a wonderful sermon by Rev. R. F.
Bnmpae Rev. Rune pas Ailed bis hear
ers with enthusiasm.
On Tuesday night two moat excel
lent assays ware read by Mary McKay
and Bennie Morton. An inspiring
address by Mr. R. D. Phillips followed.
l>r. J. L Gibson was slated far an ad
dress but on account af business an
gagvments he did not prepare* an ad
dress for the occasion.
The program on Wednesday night
opened with an assay by Alois Hol
man which was followed by an ad
dress by Jadga E. H. Gibson. Tor
mosw than half an hour be held kia
hearers’ attention and the saying of
tha people after h)a address was.
"Mover eras a nun to speak as this
men concerning criminal courts." Dr.
H. H. Brown waa then called for and
became forward aad thrilled the eon
^Ull • He-5km
On Thursday night the program
sraa opened with an excellent essay
by Ruby 0. Haas, taaiaed nurse, foU
•owed by an able address by Rev. J,
A. Laugblln. An address on .Agri
culture eras then delivered by L K.
Hall, (colored) of the United 8tates
Department of Agriculture. The ad
dress was well delivered aad waa
quite inspiring to the farmers. At
torney ii. H. Russell made the dosing
speech for tbs night In his usotl
way, he stebtriftad the whale congre
gation and lifted hie banrets almost
to their feet HU Sayings will lira
long lu the hearts of the colored etO
Friday night eras the last night of
tha regular session. Tbs program be
gun with a strong and practical ad
draaa by Attorney H. L. John on
"Whet la Our Relation to Lertr aad
Society.’' This address waa fallowed
by aa Inspiring address by Rev. Henry
D. Tillman which was full of whoia
soass Instruction. After s ssng by
the choir. Rev. Jamss Long was pre
sented to the congregation and be
prenehed a practical aad Instruct bra
•ermon. This sermon marked aa
apoch^ln the Christian side of the or
The Laagua Beet in a apedal see
ch* on Sunday night when it was ad
*fessed by R. L. Wall and Rev. M. G.
Crmuplsr. Thoss two litfmn were
followed by a wide awake address by
Mr. .A. D. Carrie. He biased the way
•upssUUy far the colored girls. The
crowning set of the night wee e seed
stirring sermon by Rev. C. 8. Grump
Quite a targe aamtor of the pod
ettiMoa «f oar neighbor dtjr, Lum
boetoa, were ken Tleeday attending
“*»» the raaaiew of the Federal Ooart.
A*»oag them we Bote: Umars. 8.
Kelntyro, A. A. Bethmx, W. K. Bo
tfcnna, Frank Googh, Bd Smith. Kd
nylee, J. W. Barker, Bator Bryaat,
M. W. Floyd, T. A. MeNein. Jr, H. *.
Btaey end L. B. Varaer.
_ . i
Mm Sam MeMJBaa entertained
wtth a weak-sad. honaa party at her
Mntry heMe on B. F. D. Mo. 8, tkU
Mm KeMUlq. hto aetor
aa# 'Fhtor, atodiafi at Flora Mae
doflltkl eMUffi lUd fitflaffi
Wm AMBm will We tor
rieea wiB arrive today.
THINGS PERTAINING TO LIFE
By Hairy M. North.
THX YOUNG MAN WHO ENTEES INTO THE FIELD OP POLITIC*.
im new oi polities Is breed end
rieh in America. The nature of our
government makes it possible to da
velop the very lowest sad also the
very highest types of poUtidaas.
Any one who will may enter and
ro—P»*e o* honorable terms. The
foremost families And la this As Id
muefc to absorb their attention, while
the humblest aatong as is assured a
bearing if he has aaythiag to oftr
for the gsneral good. Notwithetand
iag many yn worthy msa have found
their way Into the sphere, it still re
maias a Acid of hsoor. There are two
relations which young men stay bear
i to polities, one ss on ordinary rltiim
interested hi good government, and
the other as s man who makes poll,
tics his Ufa work.
It has worked for Urn hart of om
eoantry that se many busmaaa
have bees aloof from politics At
tlssaa they have left again la tha
hands of a band of adventurers, yet
tboy have been quick to complain
when things hsve gone wrong. I
hsve wondered why* a set of hard
working business men would allow
themselves to be ruled from year to
)mar by unscrupulous man alt for the
lack of putting good oos* la thair
Plboe. They say that, they have not
time to look after these things, but
they have s vote to cast md It is ss
may to cast It for the right sort of
then ss for the wrong ones. The
politician m mtirsly dependent upon
you and you may put him up or down
as seems good to you. More and
more our business men aso standktg
for election, and this should be so
•von though they might suffer an oc
casional financial leas or ineoaveo
lence. Our courts would bo administ
ered with far mors Justice if the beat
men would never seek to be excused
from Jury duty.
ii HA* seen A tiB«.booor»d custom
for non to rote tha straight party
ticket simply because it was tha ticket
Man Ahold nsvsr allow tha la* to
bo erackad over kin in record to Ua
roto. It la no disgrace to scratch tho
nama of an unworthy » from tha
ballot. To' fail to do this might bo
a shame Your obligation to tha good
•f tha coontry and to your conscience
la greater than to any party.
I have oarer considered It right to
give a man aa office aim ply as a re
wsni. He might have dona good.aee
vice and may be aloe fit for another
P<Ma; if ao. all well and good, bat
Us fitness alone should bo tho final
teat H tha man himself ba unworthy
of tha higher trust it would bo fax
batter to pay him far tha service
•heady rendered and then let him go.
aWet the country with a man
who holds • job simply aa n pension?
Tho other class which I aaencte—j
•re those who taka politics aa their
Uf* work, hi this field than la n
rant difference between the politician
»ad tha statesman. TVs flat Ml
upon the country aa something to be
apoOad and hie work is to secure his
•bars of tha speOa. Ha has aa love
far tha people and no especial lutes
•at ta their welfare. Ha ntnalfima
himself Aa beneficiary off; the g«r
•maaant rather than Ha servant. Ha
baa no great principle upon which hie
Ufa is fbabienad and no living maa
aaga to stir the hearts ad tha people.
Ha U not a lander ad mam At hmt
ha interprets tho thoughts and feel
*ngn at tha crawl and rune he fnut
oc ttw or ala* is driven by them.
W# bars bo lit m up to uaaevovy vo>
nubnlaty «f u« words la this ns
•ration. “Pa*" and “Graft," "Bribe."
and “Bakeoff” grret the sar on rrerr
hand. Men long trusted tee* played
dwir coaotitaents false and brought
dty or state late shame. Baa your
city avar suffered by hayfaw wnteua
**•« at the hsod of affairs T
How different from such a schemer
*• a true statesman. by ties
of Idaohip to tbo poo pie ho sooks
ttwir good. Ha stndlm as a —y m
tbs law* and ralatians of goyen*
■mat He learns from the history
of tha nations whom they auoooadad
and when they failed. Awmtag
tfwtr weak points ha tatau ha tease
«•* Ufa- It Will rat hot tka religion,
•Ithough It mag change the nature af
P*HWm. Da rid, the king of In
*•**• left tka government in tka Wn»Af
of Solomon, hie am, and eaid to Mm:
HBa thou drag therefore, and due
thyself a men.” Take this aa a motto
as you soak to reader the brat poo
eihle aarvtaa to city aad state and
Tkrm af Padaral Coart Now
Tka aaaaod aaaaion of the raw Pad
aral Chart began Tuesday mralag
w*k Judge Henry Q. Connor, of WH
*°n, preaiding. Other officers af tka
wait are: Al« U Blow. Clark. P.
D. Winston, District Attorney. W. T.
Dortch. Marshal, Q. T. Dortch. Dapaty
Ika grand jury ia compoeed af tha
feDowing gentleman: L. E. McCall,
foreman, Wm. T. McFadyen, W. A.
W«tm, Isa Daria, NefU McKinnon,
M. H. McLean, M. W. Jowem. J C.
Tkemna, T. K. Parmer, W. H. Led
Mttar, W. R. Bullard, Poetar WB
Uaam. C. & MeMilUn, W. K. Dig**,
Jokn D. McNeill, Marcus Smith, L. E.
McNeill, J. G. McRae aad Wm. L
Tka fallawing case* have bean dio
(Read Brown, discharged
William Daneogh, couthxoed.
Luke Galbreeth, con tin rad
Ham Lowing — Defendant plead
*uil*y to a charge of improperly go
ing the mails and was taxed with the
certain tka ration aad plac'd radar
a »m hand for hia appearance at the
next torn af tha court.
«Z iLhettdiatlDmjr, and waa sentenced
to *ora few mouths io jail aad «~-rt
•1*8 and tha coat*. Coat and iaapiia.
who la sader indict
maat upon a charge at Illicit dtstOl
tag wua triad Tuesday, a*d at this
hour Wednesday morning, (ha Jury in
tha easehavu bean unabla to agree.
^ to a charge
of llheK datflling la Hoke county and
wua aantanoad to serve a term of aaa
Tear sod — day in tha Federal prison
at Atlanta, Ga_. aad to pay a flat of
A* wa go to prase a ease at much
interest la which Mr. A. A. Bath—,
of Lam— ii being triad. Mr.
Bath— is charged with interfering
with the right of Lewis Herring to
cast Ms rota ia the Morambsr alee
Uoo 1M4 ia Betas on eouuty.
■1— the shore wae writ— tha
j«7 M tha aasa at Sam TTmiglai. re
portad to tha eourt that they wae
fhto ta agree aad wars discharged
by tha oosrt.
Af— apendtag over an how tea
Chief of Pat— John A. Wigga —
tethw taraarigahMi ha—a tha aact
I—d f*ry. Wigga shot a negro. Phi)
Worth, had Instantly trilled hhn Brt
<••7 aldht Tha rardict alas sake tha
■—hlpal authorities to cautfaua
Wiggo as chief of pot—
FINAL ARRANGEMENTS MADE
FOR COUNTY COMMENCEMENT
■•wytM"* fc * »««■— tor tfe mg D*y in Whlrfi Wtu w
DEBATE TOMOttOW XIOHT.
Mhni Mary MB am4 Harr Ida ta
Dabala fcgalaot f ■■bin Here.
Tomorrow Bight throughout all «f
North Caroline the students of the
High School* at the State will debate
the qaeeticn, should tha United State*
greatly enlarge its Mary.
the Leartabwrg school U repre
■ sated by two toaa*a aad will debate
the gnartien ottk Tsprsieatatlvas
from the high Thesis at Lutkortoa
aad Sanford. Meow* Bdwin Gill ond
Edgar Whitaker will go to Saaford
aad take the nagathre aide of the goes
tieo, aad Mleeee Mary Fields aad
Mary Jeha will handle tha sO native
■Me of the question here and will be
opposed by a team Croat T TWetrertea
The negative team from Mateo's
Cross will go to Spring Hill swd oi
home tho normative will debate with
Laarei HilL Spring Hill's negative
team will go to Laurel Hill aad at
home will debate with the Maaoc
"Waft TUa Way- Plum.
A tolerable good house greeted
-Walk Thia Wayy" her* Thursday
The show eras all to the good and
delighted those who took tho chance.
The Weston sisters arc masks]
wander* sod their every act was gflt
adgw Nick Glynn always plaama end
although he had the largest pan of
tho comedy bentos to hoar, bo did it
without falling doom a single thao
Hia comedy leapt the audience laugh
ing tho whole of tho evening. Him
Mae Collins te -Canaa Scotch Days"
captured the house.
MrTCia&H la' sot's‘star Mr sly
■mom, bat has the abOky to pick a
company that plraaaa.
A baton of tho daw was tho
ladiaa' bond, which gave an afternoon
concert oa Main street.
The Ant gates of base ball pUyad
by the loaal high school team was
pultod off oa the local grounds Fri
day afternoon. They mgng*d a team
rapcworitiiig tho Spring Hill school
and trimmed then to tho tone of 10
be ». Up to the eighth inning tho
aeort stood S to X.
and piled i
v Nenriy Oaa-IMtff Off.
The prod action of cotton in Scot
bad county daring tho pact year M
Mteptred with the piwvleua year,
•mi a lose of nearly on*.third. The
Mat gimmes report eh ewe that dur
ing the past year SX.480 baUe wen
risnad agate* XI4B4 for tho year
Tha difference waa in wheat, onto,
rye. Potatoes and other things that
thb aa^ca has been boyteg, and it*,
a mighty good raeetd after all.
, C •• r. 1
. 'V? •
MM M ma day to* »a>aity *f to*
eitiaaM af the county wiM regiater
toaMadMa la the mum of tlsa gmt
Mt work af toa county.
Everybody it avyatUif to ***
aar and aarve Jt a* to* i, m
toatl**wu r wn
e*a Magia anil |M—toll far ooa
day at laaat. an aaato aad aoctei bar
rtaaa tom down by to* f^pecratfc
Uavnocr. n warn la fatal aaf if w«
bava aay Inflated tdoaa of kaa.
«a *ut to forget tbaM aa fay,
SCOTLAND OOCNTT COMMENCE.
Ayril Tth. ItM—lf **claek.
Cbonta—Spring BUI High School.
I Subjoet—Williamson Townahip.
1 The Legacy of to* Confador.
* Subject—StrwarteviUa Town,
4 Signing the w—»-- -
_ Oni[Hitatiia"Uam HO) High
* Higher Culture to Dixie—Xu