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DEPLORABLE TRAGEDY EN
ACTED THURSDAY NIGHT
Ym« Mu Shot to Booth aa Ho Walks* With Youc Lad;—Thru Youaf
Mu HoM Without Ball—Partial Had Attoadad School Ckatas at Ma
Owe at tha most cold-blooded and j
Japlasuble tragedies that baa occur-'
red ha this section In n long while
waa enacted about ona half mile south 1
of Gibaon and Juat across tha South I
Carolina border lata Thunder night.
Tha result waa that ona young man j
lost his Ufa and three other young
■mw an being held in the Marlboro
Jail, osm aa principal and two as ec
In tha large crowd that attended
the closing exercises of the Mason’s
Cmaa school Thursday night was Coy
Hnnwkk, who vna wiplojid by a
lumbar company in. that section; Mias
Dorm Doonehoe, a young Indy of
Marlboro county and John Belton
Dutch, two brothers, who won resi
dents of the same neighborhood. At
,the floss of the entertainment Me
* Conick pinil—loii. m the
story goes, to accompany Mian Don
nchoa on her return borne. His earn
pany waa accepted and the two left,
walking, for their homes.
It is said that aoasa one of the
parties under amst, expressed him
self aa being opposed to McCormick
going home with thAroong Indy and
made soma nma^^Bhich if true,
may prove damaging*'J4». in a hear
ing of tha matter.
Just aa the eaople reached a point
juat across tha South Carolina line,
someone from behind opened Are with
a pitol, shooting throe timcc or men.
Two of tha bullets found their mark,
ana piercing tha heart of tha yoeag
mas causing instant death. Soma
party who came dose behind found
tha dawd body in the road and re
ported the Blatter.
The coroner of Marlboro county
held an Investigation Friday morn
ing, sad aa a result of the bearing
tammittad DoimiWrtMbeoa, John and
Bailee Dutch to tha Marlboro county
Jail, refusing them the advantage of
The verdict of tha coroner's Jury
waa that McCormick came to his
death from gunshot wounds inflicted
by Donnie Gibaon, aa principal, with
John and Belton Dutch as accessories.
Miss Donnshoa states that Gibaon
objected to McCormick accompanying
MR. SPENCE TO 8PKAK.
Saead’s Greet Cow wenne went May 11
a ad IS—The Pnpia.
Soaad'a Grare, May 1.
Cornraammeat examine of the
Band's Gtora aebool win ha held
May lltb aad 11th. Tba pnbUe la
oordiaTly incited to all aotardaaa. Tba
Thursday 840 P. It—Coaoert.
Friday 10:00 A. If .—Debate for
Friday 11:16 A. M Addre*. by
Hen. U. lb Spence, of Carthage,
faadidata for Congreaa to eacceed Mr.
Friday 11:80 P. M^-Dtnner.
Friday 8:00 P. M.—Base Ball—
Snead's Grare ra. Spring Hill.
Friday 1:80 P. M —Tba high ichool
department will present a play of
rural Ufa entitled -Tba Old Oaken
Bucket.'* This is a goad play, aad
wB ha aa goad or hatter than say
play arar a Iren by this school.
A gnat many Snead's Grare poo*
pie witaem.d Urn operetta “Cinderel
la ha Ploweriand” at the Spring Htn
commencement and enjoyed It
Off to Bat Serfage.
We regret to note that Mr. John
T. Lytch, of Urarinbarg, ft. F. D. No.
haa loeml h aeceaeary to go to Hot
Springe, Ark., for treatment.
Mr. Lytch he* coffered from the
efforts of a eevrre attack of rheuma
tfan for aeveral moetha. Hi* condi
tion did not improve and no treat
meat tost he received brought Mm
the relief that he sought Be left
Wadecoday «*• Springs end min
probably he gene far a month. It la
the ataaare hope at Me large aember
at frlende that he eaay eoon retnra
mltfid to Mi \noti huith
Teeng Men a ft.
We an glad to note that Maater
* Maleom McTKmgeld, mho oaffered the
pMaM ■Mortem to have Mo foot
teded end Worsted while engaged
la plajdag baee ball eome day age,
le rapidly eeaoveriag from the effects
of the aetideat.
* v . s' 4 l .
•d- ; . Jf*
Bpedal Enrri.ee Will be HeM Oe
May 1Mb—The Program.
The Scotland Chapter of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy will
fittingly observe Memorial Day, which
la May 10th. An elaborate and In
teresting program hai been arranged
and li as fellow*:
Those participating la the exer
cises will assemble la the gradod
echos! aaditorivna at 1:00 P. M.
Bong America by the audience.
Reading and prayer by Rot. J. H.
Address by Rot. James Long.
Order of march: Veterans will
head the procession and wiU be fol
lowed py the Boy Scouts then the
sebeol children of the county. March
will start at school house and go di
rect to' Confederate monomoat Hare
there will be the following exercises:
Decoration of moo ament.
The search will then proceed to the
city cemetery. Veteran* will be car
ried in decorated automobiles from
the monament to the cemetery.
Children are asked to weal rod
and white, if convenient.
School children to march from the
monument to the cemetery.
All veterans are asked to wear
their Crosses of Honor, and if any
have been lost, report to Mia. J. H.
Everybody ke urged to bring Bow
en to the graded school building.
Tap Dossing This Yaw.
The costs of all of our fertilising
material* tor? bwq severely affected,
directly rf sympathetically, by the
war, and farmers everywhere are
greatly io doubt as to the wisest
course to pursue in their fertilising.
Our scientists hare foreseen the diffi
culties caused by higher prices, and
after making testa bearing directly
upon the relative values of our Ter
tilisan, at war prices, especially ni
trogen top dressers, we note with in
terest what they have to say
State Chemist B. W.. Kilgore, writ
ing recently from Raleigh, said: “Sul
phate of Ammonia lsc Keeper thee
nitrate of soda In quick-acting far
til:acre and in top dressers.**
Chemist T. E. Keitt of Ciemson, re
ferring to hie testa, sayai “We have
compared nftrats of soda and oul
phata of ammonia as top dross sea,
comparing 76 lbe. of sulphate of am
moaia with 100 lbe. of attests of eoda,
and have gotten good results from
both. I am of the opinion that at the
difference of pries, f 1.00 per uait (am
monia), selphate of ammonia can ha
used ta advantage."
Knowing that sulphate of s»m«i.u
is the moat concentrated form at ni
trogen on the market, thaw opinions
should help materially in tbs local
Mr. Bias to Speak Sunday.
It will be of vary great Interest to
the people of Lanxtnburg and vicinity
to know that Sunday morning, Han.
L. M. Bias, of Oiboon, win occupy
the pulpit at the Presbyterian church.
The (object to bo handled by Mr.
Btw la the work of the American
Bible Society, It being the hundredth
anniversary of that soetoty.
Mr. Blue la one of the mast force
ful and fauprtasivu talkers la Scot
land county, sad the moeoage that he
will bring to the people of Laarin
burg win doubtless bo board by a
The address win take the piece of
the usual morning sermon.
Mr. Leach Married.
Tim announcement of the manri^e
•f Mr. A. r. Leach, of La Orange,
Mm aa a emrpriee to hie *—Hand
nUtlm tmi fittuli. B# wu ^|w
Mad Friday right at La Grange to
Miao Boa Bam of that city.
Mr. Leech ie a eon of Mat. Battle
Leaeh, <rf Laurinburg, R. r. D. No. 4,
and in a r«eag mao of the highaet
diameter and integrity.
' The Bmhaage la joined hy a greet
number* of Ida friend* la Vliulmu
bed hag, bed I*4o^-t*[ifc!
amkea Ma thrtag.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION
TUESDAY AT LAUREL HILL
Amml lalardaaaalnatkiaal Sunday Idol Caaraotioa Offara la 1 initial
Pf«Cra»—Addriaaaa Vy J- M Braa«Vtaa aad fUr, W. K. Qaada PW
■le tHaaar PaMt Unrad to Attaod.
An event of the greatest interest to
the people of Scotland county just
now, Is the Annual Iaterdenosaina
tional Sunday School Convention,
which wi& bo held at the Laurel BUI
Presbyterian church Tuesday of aaxt
week. Nay »th.
The convention wiU ooavsa* at
10.-00 o’clock Tuesday morning and
continue until the aftonooa.
Those in charge of tho managsmaat
of the cocivsabon have mads iw**1
effort* to provide a prograce that wfll
be both iotareting and halpfal. Among
thoaa who have been secured by the
committee to deliver nMrresn are
Nr. I. N. Broughton, of Raleigh and
Bov. W. E. Goode, pastor of Spring
HUI Baptist church. The subject to
be handled by Nr. Broughton is “Or
gan (lotion For Service.” Nr. Brenght
on la a man of considerable imputa
tion as a Sunday School worker and
is as entertaining speaker Besides
the addressee by Nr. Broughton sad
Nr. Goode, there will be several
It is also planned to bold a con
ference of the Sunday School teach
ers of the county tn Uie forenoon. At
this time there will be an ad drees or
a aeries of addressee, which will be
most beneficial to those who teach in
Not least on the program, will ha
the dinner, sod the reputation of tho
rood people of that section for pre
vidiag that fee tars, is too well known
to require any boosting from ua
The public at large is not only to
vitod, bet earnestly entreated to at
tend, sad in order that the convention
may be mad* to mean the very maete
possible for tho good of the Stmday <
Schools of Scotland county, the pres
«f story teacher sad Vipe^ii
The convention win mJLn'rfhid?"to
those Sunday Schools that give it]
thalr support, and will mean much to1
their influence for the good they are
striving to accomplish. The public
*t large will receive untold baneftts
from the convention if they will show
their interest and let that interest ha
cxprciAod la their attendance
Brother, Um invitation indudaa
Democratic Organisation Perfected
at State ComaUa.
Tbs Democratic Stats orgaalsatteti
for Oils, tbs seventh district, perfeet
ed at the State Convention bald at
Raleigh last Thursday, was as fol
Permanent Chairman: Gao. H.
Permanent Secretary: C. C. Brough
State Executive Cotmahtoa: R. A.
Morrow, W. L. Panose, D. A. Mc
Donald, J. A. Leach, R. N. Haekett,
W. C. Hammer.
Platform Committee: W. L, Per
Credential Committee: Jacob Stetr
Permanent OrgaaiaatlSB Commit
tee: C. a Broughton, Montgomery.
Delegates at Largs: K. R. Hoyle,
Lee; J. A Jonas, Scotland) J. W.
Lemberth, Dirldeon; D. M. Rasas,
Yadkin; Mitch Benoy, Wilkes.
District Coagraasieaal Commit
tee: J. C. M. Vasa. Union; J. A.
Martin, Anaoa; W. E. Harrises,
Richmond; E. H. Gibson, Seetlaad;
Tom McBryd*, Dolce; C. L. WllHam
sen, lae; D. E. Hluo, Moor*; W. A.
Cochran, Montgomery; Arthur Rons,
Randolph; W. H. Phillips, Dsvideos;
Jacob Stewart, Davie; J. W. Pass,
Yadkin; P. C. Parrietor, Wllkaa.
Presidential Elector: . J, Clegg
District Secretary) H. A. Cran
H*» Oa Baa*.
•MM plgawaaa MMt torn
toi Imm* ud >UmJ to • HU. fa
tfa »l»bt tfagr kmtod tMr wnf ate
M tk* totem ud booted tt 1—u
fflftjr bUm. V* km fated at toga
fat mw fafbm fad to fated di
Mr ifawtag mcfa faawtodf «f dto
Udm ud dlrwUm. And Auilu to
dud Md tboto wurtng Ma matte
* • rbcrbts.
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• We know that our reader*, like •
• ourselves, eineerely regret the •
" sbseaoc of that interesting fee- •
• »~«y issue. •
• Thing* Pertaining to Life.* •
• Per some reason the copy for *
• this article waa not received. •
BATt mra TUB OXB.
Bahe Tbsnhlriteld Writes Uttar Per
PnhBcetien an He Left tor Bande.
Tha following lotto*, came to aa
■ariy yesterday morning end waa
write by Baba TroebUftald, one of
the four convicted upon a charge of
h—H"g tato Mr. Jack McOirt’s store
and taking therafteae a quantity of
gusda. Bari) of tha quartette reeeiv
ad a sentence of two years on the
reads of Stanly county. The tetter
U as follow*:
To the Exchange Boeder* and the
Good Citizen* of Scotland County:
I feat it my duty to make known
tha truth to you, aa I aa now on my
way to aarva a two year term for
taeeay. Ttpee stated below are not
guilty of their chargee, although they
hasp a sentence of the earn* period
ef time and for the asms offense. 1
41 have realised in aey heart and
Jiad that 1 have got to die and in j
Jbdgment above I don't want to ano
wsr for innocent ones punishing for
my trines. New hero I am absolutely
semiug with tbs truth, and obliged
If eey that Will Wosdl* John Nor
*“d Cert Thompson i* absolutely
mpsasut. Now It waa stated in court
Asti was weak is mind, but thank
dnoWth to know I
•sue got to die sad that those men.
(tioned above are going to punishment
r*f eoasathing they did not, or knew
H had dons K. Therefore I now foe]
like I have done all I can for both the
Iwnaat of my soul and those mm, who
ere chergad along unjustly with mu
I am tbs guilty and only guilty party
in this cam, therefore I beg the sym
pathy of those men above.
CwaUwen Mwt Jary for Jut
Tern of Scotland Superior Court.
Tha County Conuniaaionan In oee
ttou Monday draw a ltd of juror* who
WWri ftCwt Tto — S*>t'
«wwi Jw*a Mh, and will ba for
ftp Wring of both eMI aad criminal
The jurora drawn ar* aa follow.:
H. J. Smith, ». M. Campbell, H. L.
Pawl* John L. Rnahala, 8. D. Byrd,
R. A. PhUllpt, J. B. Maxwell, John
K. Oibaou, Angtu McKinnon, G. M.
Corri* p. H. Uringatou, J. R. Terry,
D. U McLuacbUn, Gtlaa P. Leach.
Frank GflUa, L. P. Oibaou. A. J. Car
i*A R. B. Pattaraaa, John P. Shaw,
Pf M. Giboon, N. Hammond, J. L.
wWipnd, Lawrence Seale, V. M..
P*tt» J- R»»ar, W. M. Jonoa, D. W.
**» »«h, Haory D. Cibaoo. J. C. GHb
W, J. B. Pittman, L. E. Button, J.
«. Morphy, J. A. MeMfflaa, J. W.
pdom, J. D. Ovarmtraat, J. V. Smith.
|Aa CkarlatU Okwrm rma'an in
UretHnt comer In ita daily pubHea
Bmi voder tk« head of "Lookfaw Bork
In tho edition of Monday wo
•ad the following:
• “Mr. H. Hundaon MeMillan of Root
Wd Comity won a (old medal |ino
by the PVllomatboaUn IJterary So
«*e*y for the bqat speech la a aoptv
eon teat at Wake Voraat Cel
Aa robiect af this sketch to now a
MMonary repeoeentta* tho Baptist
*■* “• b otaHsaod at Baa Chaw,
China. He was bom aad spoat hit
Ufa, ay on til ho wont abroad ns a
Maotrnary, In flpria* HOI township,
aad ia a meaaber 4 that larva faaailr
of North Oaroliaa aotal*£ «ho£
ark familiarly rimlaial la tho
OM MoNoUU, Jehnaana and
SHORT SESSION OF SCOT
LAND SUPERIOR COURT
CLEAN UP WOOL
CM* Impa Stull MmaiM «i
The President of the Chrk Laagui
of the tews of Laariaburg hae eel
apart Ere day* ee “Oeen Up Duyt* k
Laurtaburg, beginning Monday, Mag
rubbish, ate,___ i
ta tha following order: W
Taeedey; Ward No. W_
Waai No. t, Thursday; Ward Me 4,
AB poroses are urged te units la
this affect to make oar teem non
healthful and mace beestMUL
The Chief of Police sshs that yee
do not pie trash and rubbish an the
•treat, bet in such ether piece* aa
* ■» be eonveaiaatly reached
The owners of vassal iota ere urg
ed te display aa much interest in this
dean op movement aa if their prep,
•ety was occupied.
It has alee bean suggested that tha
city aathoritias be aafced te pem so
ordinance forbidding say aad all par*
eons from lounging about the Con
HERB THEY ARE.
Gandtdatoa for State OScn—Take
Tha State Baud of Elutions has
certified Us complete list of entries,
Democratic and Republican. far the
State-wide primaries ta be held Jims
•id. the campaigning for which will
be in fan swing from sow sntll that
date, with numbers of Democratic
Candida tw for every owe < tbs ef
ficss far which nehtinotloea ere to bs
made gad with bat an# B mobilise for
anch, except is one or fare instances.
The entries for State oOcci and for
Governor—Thomas W. Bieket and
E. L. Dangbtridge, Democrats, and
Kraak A. Linney, Republican.
T taotmsnt Governor—O. Max Card
nrr, Democrat; L. L. Jenkins, Asks
Secretary of State—Col. J. Bryan
Crimea, Criaeeland; Haywood Clark.
Wilmington, mad J. A. Hartoeet,
BtoteeviOe, Democrats; Robert L.
Stmwd, Chapel Hill, ITepahliraa
State Auditor—W. P. Wood. Aaho
boro. Democrat; John Q. A. Wood,
Elisabeth City. Republican.
State Treasurer—B. R. Lacy, Rah
aigh; 9. S. Mann, Middletown, Deme
orato; Robert W. Harris, Dflleboro,
SuperiateadeBt of Public Inairoc
Uon—J. Y. Joyner, Raleigh, Desso
e*at; Ounaoe R. Pugh. XBsahaU
Attorney General—Thomas H. Ont
vect. Raleigh; Edmund Jam. Ieo.tr;
3. & Manning, Raleigh, and N. A. Sin
elair, PayetterflU. Paw acre U, and
John 3. Parker, Monroe, Republican.
Mcsbtr Con>or*tion r^wtoUeijm
D. Boyd, wayneerine; .William T.
Uw WaynesefOa, Democrats; Henry
3. Faison, of Paisoa. Republican.
CoamiMloofr of Labor And Print
lag—David P. Dellinger, OhenyiDe.
and MHoheQ Leo Shipman, Reader
•aarlOa, Dene errata; W. Usama Jor
dan, Snow Hill, Republican.
Onamrimluun of Agrkolfamw-W.
A. Graham, Ltaeohrtoa; Samuel H.
Hobbs, Clinton, and A J. McKinnon,
Hasten. Democrats; Alfred L. French,
Insurance Oommhwhmor Jasma R
Young, Raleigh; C. T. MeClenagbaa,
RnMgh, Democrats; John W. Harden
The condition of Dr. D. M. Prince
who wm otridMa auddenly in tn
dayo ago, while Mrantat improved,
la a«n vary whom, and thcr* i* Met
Mem a* to the nltinuto lattaai d
hta Utnwa. Mi. ■ ■ .
Mi*. Mm OL
Wo an glad la chronicle tho fe«
that Mrs. Mar Mm, who tea bow
qaito IS tetag tho paat mk, U van
anek togruiai at till writing- '
.eA^/*.1 a'* r>t*» 'jjr’-h*^o^ ‘**2.
Whan yam aonatder that InTlaad
«f rrW Ifajmer, to
ta ha triad tor TiifirilliM if IIi m.
quite youthfal. got
with privilege ta ta
hirw hia oat after titty,
Baba TreohMMd, Carl TboMpoea,
<**■ Norton aad Will WoodJe war*
Jofatly indicted aad Mod opoa a
chatga at hroahiag into tha atawa ot
; Mr. Jack McOirt. aad ebo ter Ae
iansany of a lot of good*. Tbo Vte
«Met waa guilty aad each of tha 6a
fendorta draw a etntaan at two yearn
■ «■ »ha roada of Stanly county and ta
waar felon rtrtpaa.
'4,1 »>>toh ho woo charted "wtttTtha
larceny of a horae aad baccy, (Jl
jpeuparty ad Sr. A. T. Wallace. Ha
] pN*d cwltty aad waa natanud to
Joarv* two yuan an tha roada af Stan,
to^ty and to waar the Mam
Marahal Cox. chargod with break,
toe into tha etoru of S. M. Saaoea,
waa declared guilty and received a
•entente of one year on tha roada of
Stanly county aad wait war the
atripea of a felon.
In their report Ac grand jury eap
'caatad and advtaad that ilgn board*
, directing traveler* to tha different
point* hi the county ho erected at the
wtojte road eteealaca. They alee
Mfcod that the nmd leading from tha •
Mala road to tha coaaty homo ha
"“had ead pat la hotter condition.
D*. HAW ILL.
Dr. W. C.
that brings mod
pla of arts<
from a _
^o»aeh Friday abaat noon and
WU Friday sight. Ha is atiU daagar
Dn. NaaWt, of Charlotte and Wwt
oT FayattoaiUe, wm* callod to cowit
wttti tho local physicians and Umti
tha troabla to ho eanaod from an
Dr. Shaw it aao oT tha praashwat
awa of ttw county and W« Ulnoaa
hringa a groat sorrow to tha heart,
or an *o people or tho whom com
At this writing ha is no t so dan gar
coaly 01 and them la graat bops that
ha will folly raoomr Mi With and ‘
strength, although tha physicians
haao daslamd that ho must lamshs
abod for at hawt om month at boot.