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WE STRIVE To PLEASE OUR JPATRoNS IN TWO
GREAT BIG WAYS:—HRST, BY CARRYING THE
BRIGHTEST LINE or,DRY GOODS THE MARKETS
ArroRD. SECOND. BY SELLING THEM AT PRICES
AS LOW AS SUCH HIGH QUALITY MERCHANDISE
CAN BE SOLD. COME, SEE OUR BEAUTITUL, NEW
DRESS GOODS. HOSIERY, WAISTS AND EVERY
THING THAT WOMEN «WEAR. IT WILL PLEASE
YOUR EYE, AND THE PRICES WILL PLEASE YOUR
PLANTERS TRADING CO.
AIR LINE RAILWAY
THE PROGRESSIVE RAILWAY OK THE SOUTH
Schedule Effective April 16th.
Trains Leaving Laurinborg
N©.!19—8:26 A. M. Local for Hamlet. Charlotte and all In
termediate points—Through Sleeper Wilmington to
Charlotte. Open for passengers at Wilmington at 10 P. It.
No. 18—7:27 P. M. Local for Hamlet. Charlotte, and all in
termediate puinta.—Connecting at Hamlet for all pointa
North, South and South West Pullman Parlor Car Wil
mington to Charlotte.
No. 20—8:35 P. M. Local for Wilmington and all Intermediate
pointa,—Through Sleeper Charlotte to Wilmington.
Paaaengere may remain in Sleeper until 7 A. M.
No. 14—9.-07 A. M. Leeel for Wilmington and all intermediate
points,—Pullman Parlor Car Charlotte to Wilmington.
' Pur additional information, as to ratea. schedule*, or re
serrationa. call on local agent or write the undersigned.
J. Watson, Agent H. E. Pleasants, T. P. A.
Laurinborg, N. C. Wilmington, N. C.
John T. Went, D. P. A.
Raleigh, N. C.
Mogul 8-16 Saves Its Own Price
In Fuel Bill Reduction
* I 'HAT’S true. A Mogul 8-16 kerosene tractor
fives its own price in foci bill savfhg, as com
pared with a g.isohne tractor.
Unit April 1st the price remains at $675 cash
f. ©. h. Chicago. Fortunate early purchases of ma
terial :‘HU nlk.w you this low figure. After April 1st
, the r-'v'i v. Ill bo $725, same terms.
At f'i'ni pri :o the Mogul 8-16 is by far the most oco
nomir 1 • r».:l-*r hcc-tu«e it operates on cheap, common kero
aono or cv .V oil. ituoliac to run tho gasoline tractor coats
Oyer t'tO y-iidiftt more tlinn the kerosene a Mogul 6-16
will us*-. V.'hieh is best for you?
You i-.r .* v yhat, -voUnc costs you, and you know what
* you i ;-y for b-r.we.w. Figure it out yourself, or see your
dealn. 7 i»k i» a. caring you can’t afford to miss.
J. Mopil fcesw. iwSm tatt ty
JNO. F. McNAlR, Laurinburg. N. G.
Z, V. PATE. Laurel Hill. N. C. and Gibson. N. C.
J. T. JOHNS CO., Johns, N. C.
“THK SCHOOL, A CENTER „
OF COMMUNITY LIF#
' V • *
PRIZE WINNING HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY BY
MISS HORTENSE McGREGOR OP ROCK
DALE SCHOOL, GIBSON
Medal Given By Thuraoay Afternoon Book Club,
If ■ school b« the feeler of com
munity life, than It U tho tobreo of
that lift. Thie may be illustrated by
the sun, tho center of the solar sys
tem, and the source that illuminates
this system. Tlikewise the dynsme is
the center of the electric plant In the
city, and the. source of the electric
system. The people must hart com
mon proparty In the school end must
utillss this property right The
school should be the eource of the
intellectual lift as It la reflected hi
the aortal life, the life, end
the enlightened citizenship of the
first, ws will take the school ss the
center of the social Ufa To be this
there mast be certain activities for
amusements. There should he ath
letic contests among (In pupils of
several schools. There should also be
flames in which the children of the
community corns together daring'Va
caticsi, to play, and meet with other
children of the oommunity. This will
extend the school spirit fostered by
the children to other chiMiwo of tho
coeameplty. It will bring out taleate
that otherwise may always be dor
mant. This will create interest, love
and seal for one's school. ,
i*er« mould b« similar pan la
which parents sad older people com*
together to enjoy. This will bring
them out from their daily monoto
nooa tasks, and will be a tie or bond
between the old and young. It will
enliven lives that heretofore secluded
themselves in domestic and business
In all these liters must be something
to carry home, something to think,
langh and talk about of Interest to
one and all. There sh~.ld be the
wholesome atmosphere of comrade
ship. and seeing the other fellow's
point of view.
There most also bo activities for
the intellectual uplift of the com
munity. Thoee may consist of good
plays of local tales t. The old and
young may attend these plays ee all
ages are represented by Jhem.
There should be plays other Qian
local. Good plays create a dean at
mosphere and make us dislike cheap
immoral play* By obtaining the ssr
viom of these plays we have a chance
of studying the higher phase of Int
pereonatlon. Along with Quae plays
we may introduce the camera. Pie.
pie would he glad to go and watch
for hours t<A pictures on the scram,
exhibiting Improved farm conditions,
better sanitary conditions, and the ra
•alt of paint on neglected bandings
end many other ways.
Thera should be neighborhood de
bates very frequently, and this win
enable us to keep in touch with an
important subjects and will tend to
broaden our vision, and extend our
■cope of useful knowledge.
The ladies of the community should
form literary societies—or clubs with
their meeting place at the school
hooso. In those meetings they srll]
lean of and study the lives of fam
ous writers. This will make them in
tereeted in the literary education of
*he younger reiteration. There should
bo lectures from time to time Instruct-1
Ing.Uw people on all important qaas
tiooa. By obtaining the servieos at
tha chautauqoa wo gat to hear tome
of the boat lecturer! of today. Such
,aa entertainment will do credit to any
We wfll taka tha school aa the cen
ter of tha sconomic Ufa af tha com
muaity. Thera shoald ba a eonsid
aeabU amount of fane and meefaaoi
aal Ufa connected with every achooL
ThU will Internet the boys fa seW
Uha farming nnd
P°w*r* t*“t lmpeoYo farm aad town
Ufm Manual training ehoold tern a
P«t thair work. ThU will glvo
'■hade M Hu of parfaet workman,
ahia amd maka Iham cueimt fa thair
laadliadi, aad painstaking fa their na
daetahtaga. Damaatie aeiauea should
ba a part of tha glrli school ltfa. This
will pat domaatie datfae aa a higher
pfaaa aad maka home lovers of them
Oat thia information carried home
nod triad out la com eluba, tomato
eiaba, cattle eaUing and namerous
othar ways. Gat them to apply thair
Uafafag by haraeaefag all available
power by seeking oat and d*
reloptng all raaouress of land aad
Tha econccmc Ufa should embrace
tha adults of tha eoauauaity. Te J
raaUaa this. Um school should ho.
something of a government expert-1
meat station. Hare soil can be test- •
ad, uaalyasd, and proper tree’.moot of
tha sail advised.
To help hasp up the interest along
thfa bne there should be lactarars in
■toweling la bwainaaa of community'
and always opening the eye* of the
People to the new industrial possi
bilities. Thaso lectures should be tha
oeanaion of local fair whan the young
and eld. shall bring their best and
Wawa products and in grand dis
finfcpUm. WlU> U>elr r“1«bbor* tor
IHsUy. wa will take tha school a*
sity- Thera should be
amount of good tiam
X' tna duties and ra
f Citisane, party and
nr. To intrraet them
ah this Una, they should form a i
go f-wment of'their own, with oAoars
h»rty I sad srs, compared with our
government. Our governmant should
on tr0** ***• P»i**nr grades
As to tha result of government is
the school, this will causa the adults
u ftw^aotly meat in ga«-to-gather
meetings. la which politics era dis
cussed and policies of administration
approved or eaasured. This will de
velop tha civic spirit aad bring for
ww*d cfvie questions. Let thU be for
Uta purpose of obtaining *11 points
of viow and recognising tha worth of
our fellow's opinion as wall as our
own and making the statesman rather
than tbs politician.
Abovu all, though wa would net
taka tha place of tha church, but bo
euasa of our various activities aad tha
natnre- of things, wa would strive is
aO of ow activities, to teach by «x
•■tpla nod precept and te prepare
for a citisaaahip ia eternity.
Happening An Over the World ia
(t coats the government approxi
mately $14,000 each year for the care
aad raaJntanance of tho Washlagtoo
monument. Eleven man an employ
ed them continually. Can of the
groaads coats *7.000 am eaeh year.
A. P. Fleokanstein, of Iona, lad., ia
tho owner of a Bible that has hose ia
the family for 832 years. Most of the
time it was la Germany, bat it has
been hi the United States sines the
Chicago World'* fair ia 1828.
The French steamer Roc ham has a
cleared from New York recently with
42.AOO pounds of smoking tobacco,
$■800,000 cigarettes and 422 grass of
corncob pipes few distribution among
tho soldiers in Franco and Belgium.
Over a aeon of Harvard students
have enlisted as "professional flirt*"
in the campaign to drive bold women
from tho hotels and cafes of Boston.
Tho Harvard boys act a* "corns one,"
attracting the women tat the Watch
and Ward society.
The New England Southern con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal
chareh, in anneal ssasinn at Norwich,
Conn., west oa record as favoring the
licensing of woman to preeah. The
vote was taken after nusUirabls de
bate, in which opposition to tho pap
pesel was voiced. The waosurs was
Anally adopted, &t to 25.
Tho trial of “Lieut-" Robert Fay,
Ua brother-in-law, Walter Behloa, and
Pw*l Daaacho, on indictments charg
*■* »f*h sagaging in an alleged
eooapiraey with Max Bruituag, Dr.
Hart ait Kianila and EnglcWt Brook
honat, t« blow up ships carrying m«
nHiona of war to th» Allies. baa bees
sot for April 20 in New York city, -
Richard If. Freeh, a railroad angin
a*» baatid la Pittsburg, has Mad suit
for divers* again it Lottie 51. Fraak
oa tbs ground of desertion. He al
Ugaa that aba loved hor Avo poodle
dogs a*ora than .h* did bar huabaml.
Mr. Fresh asserted In court that Mi
wife waa la tbs habit of expressing
tho ariah that ha would return ground
ta mincemeat, whenever bo went oat
for » rta.
Oaorge Hardy, a negro, who baa
•arrad 22 of hi* 39 yean la Atlaata
(Ga.) penitentiary, has been released
by Prasideat Wilson. When Hardy
wga !• yearn old, m 1823, ho held up
• waa In tho west and gave khn a
baattog from which ha died. Hardy
waa sentenced to be banged, but
Pwoidsnt Cleveland reduced bis sen
•w* *• Ufo imprisonment because of
Purdy's ye* th.
I WegToes raking through a pile of
Jwk in Moefsik, V*., diaooversd a tiny
gill baby hidden by hat coals. It.
M«U body was blistered sad It died
within s few hours.
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
Ford w kw for Ford owner* <« worth-while.
Fifty-one Ford branch***; orer 8.500 ecenti all
through tha country, each with a onmolete atockof
Ford parte and supnllea on hand. No dalavs, no
holdthR up for day* to «t parte, but prompt rr
liable *er?| .* at a low. fixed enat. Runabout CR0
TourinR Car $440; Coupelet 1590: Town Car 1440
Sedan $740. AJI prion f. o. b. Detroit. On sale at
Mercantile & Machine Company
Laurel Hill, N. C.
A Bank With The Strength Of
The soundness of thi* bonk is enhanced by the coo
aervative policy paraued by fta officer* in the nuking
of kuna. It therefore hirnnrn the safest of all
places for the ears of yoor earing*, upon which it
pnya interact at tbn rata of 4 per cnnt per annua.
Thi* bank invitee you to become one of its rapidly
growing family of patrons, and offers yon every
facility con»i*t*nt with safe, sound and conservative
SCOTLAND COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
Laurinburg, North Carolina
DO YOU PAY
YOUR BILLS BY CHECK?
And thus have a record of oach and ovary
smoon t expended together with a receipt for
the amount paid ?
If not, you need a chocking account with
this bank. It is the safest way, the most
convenient and satisfactory method of trans
ecting tl! business payments.
Wa will be pleased to have yon make this
bank your place of deposit.
First National Bank
Laurinlmrr. N. C.
Money Loaned On Farms
I make long time loans on Improved Form
lands in Hoke and Scotland Counties to respon
Writs 4nd get my rates snd terms before
plsdsg your lean.
No application considered for km than
A. T. McLEAN, Manager
LUMBERTON, N. C.
| FOR SALE
j One vertical or upright 6 horse power Steam En
fine. One 2 hone power Gasoline Engine.
| We also famish wagon teams for Pahtie Hire.
]•■■ W. P. EVANS
'Phone 12-1 and 54 Wood and Coal Yard Often.