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JEALOUSY CAUSED HIM
TO KILL SAYS GIBSON
Yauff White Man Racaae Banifed Becauae A nether Walked With HI a
Girl aad Catamite Murder—Caafeaaien Came After He aad O the re
Were Cammlttad la Jail far Crime.
Regarding the killing of Coy Mc
Cormick and the evidence secured by
the coroner, the Poo- Deo Adroceto
“Coy McCormick, a young white
man about 20 years old, from the
Little Rock section, was shot and
killed on the plantation of Noah K.
Gibeon, in Adainiville township, near
the state line on Thursday night,
April 27th. Johnla Gibson is charged
with tha homicide.
McCormick was working at a saw
mill in that section, and on Thurs
day night he and several other young
men and girls of tha community want
to a concert or school closing, at
Mason’s Cross, over in North Caro
lina. The testimony developed at the
inquest held by Coroner McRae Fri
day morning, showed that Docs Duni
hoe went to the concert with Juhnie
Gibeon, but returned with Coy Mc
Cormick. Gibson got mad about Mc
Cormick “taking his girl away from
him”; and as McCormick and Miaa
Duni hoc, returning from the concert,
walked by Gibson and others stand
ing by the road, at a branch, Mc
Cormick waa shot in the bock and
The testimony of Dors Dunihoe
ru as follows:
Last night, about 10:30 o’clock, as
Coy McCormick and I wars coming
from Mason's Cross concert, la com
pany with Lillie Gibson. Bailie Rad
ford, Dan Gibson, Johnie Gihson, Belt
on Patch, Johnie Dutch, Ed Jacob*,
W. T. Gibson and Chart!* Turner, Just
after leaving school house, Johnie
Gibson asked me If I did not go there
with him, and 1 said I wont a part of
the way with him, and Dan Gibooo
mid that Coy should not come home
with m*. Dan cursed at m# and said
r ha.would hit mo. The mat ed party
walked on ahead of Coy and myself
tilt sre reached the branch where
shooting took place. There we patt
ed the rest of the crowd, standing in
the toad at ths branch. Just after
Coy and I passed, the shooting look
place, no words being passed, hot I
don’t know who did the shooting.
When the shots were fired, being four
or five, Coy and myiclf ran. Coy in
front. Coy ran about twenty stops,
grunted and fall, not speaking after
Wing shot. This took place in Ad
amavill* township, on lands of N. F.
Gibson, on April 27, IBIS.
(Signed) Dora Dunihoe.
Nona of the party testified that they
saw Johnie Gihaon shoot.
Will T. GiWon swore that W saw
Belton Dutch shoot McCormick. Belt
on was carrying McCormick’s bicycle
for him while McCormick walked back
Johnie Gibson denied doing the
shooting. He snid W arms about ten
feet away and saw the flash**.
John Dutch and Belton Dutch testi
flw) that Johnie Gibeoa exhibited a
pMel and knife along the road and
assmad to W very mad about Mc
Cormick taking his girl away from
ut. k. L. Livingston testified that
tha fatal ball entered under tha left
Made and lodged la the
The verdict sf the Jury was that
"Coy McCormick cane to his death
tram a pistol shot wound at the haado
•f Johnie Gibson, principal, aad
Doe's Gibson, John Dutch aad Betten
Dutch, h accessories.
All four of Gw accused are in jag,
. awaiting Mai.
Tha Dutches Tell Marc.
Oa Monday Bolton and Jobs Dutch
amt for Coroner McRae to ro to tha
Jafl, aad there they mad# the fsnow
's* statements under oath.
Bolton Dutch, aurora, ays:
Wa war* together it the crash aad
Osy McCormick and Dora Dunlboe
w*t oa up the read. John Oibsoa
Jawpsd oat into the road holding pis
tol la both hands, took four papa at
McCormick. As sees as McCormick
was shot be ran about IS foot aad
f«& No eao would go to hha. 1
aaw Me GCbaoa van as aooa at ha dM
« tha dusting. 1 aat positive that Jobs
O'been la tha ass that did the shoot
tog. I didn’t testify to this et the
togasot bacaaao I eras afraid ef John
Ofltosa. I eoewMor Mm a
■to*. Than was not a drop «f
(Mgasd) Bolton X Dutch.
Uha Xhrtch, sworn, aayat Wa
had al stopped at tha 1-tk an
aad mf brother, Bd Jacobs, W. T. Oib
'"un and John Glbaon, Dora Dunihoe
' »* “I McCormick were ahead of us.
John Glbaon jumped out into the mid
dle of the road and ahot at McCor
mick four lime*. Aa «oon as Gibson
shot, be ran. McCormtek ran off a
little piece and fell. I am sure Gib
eon did the shooting. I didn't UU this
•t the inquest because I was afraid
of Glbaon. McCormick waa going
from htm when he ahot.
(Signed) John Dutch.
John Gibson nude a full confession
la the jail at BenncttsvUle one day
last week that ha ahot Coy McCor
mick and that nobody alas bad any
thing to do with it. Ho said ha waa
erased with jealousy. Tha other
three young men were released.
Caroline' College Commencement.
The Commencement exercises of the
Carolina College, MaxUm, will begin
on Sunday, May 14th. when Dr. C. W.
Byrd, of Greensboro, will preach the
Baccalaureate sermon at 11:80 A. M.
Sunday, May 14th. at 8:00 P. M.,
sermon before Y. W. C. A. sad other
religious organisations, by Rrr C. W.
Byrd, D. D.
Monday, May IJSth, from 3:30 to
8:80 P. M., Art exhibit. (Art and Do
Monday, May 16th, at 8:*0 P. M,
the annual meeting ot the Board of
Trusteaa will be held in the Presi
dent's office. |
Monday, May l$th, at 8:80 p. M,l
Operetta in eollege auditorium.
Tuesday, May 16th, at 11:00 A. M.,
Literary Address, by Rev. R. H. Ben
nett. D. D., of Emory University, At
Gwult. Tb# (ndo^tuig #x*
ercises will take place at tha close of
the Literary Address. •
Tuesday. May 16th, at 8:80 P. M,
Recital by the Deperttneats of PJaao
In many respects this has boan the
most successful year in the history of
the college. Fine work has boon done
in ail the departments.
^'el' WB! be held in the afternoon
on Monday, May 16th. a meeting of
the Greeter Carolina College Club.
This club has been brought into be
ing and is operated for the purpose
of promoting the welfare of the ool
lege In a social way, and quite a num
ber ot termor students and alumnae
hare already signified their Intention
of being present at this meeting.
®T,rf I**r brings a larger number
of interested rWter. from various
•sctians ot the State.
Johaa Mill Closing.
Tbs school at Johns will bars its
Following i. th, program:
Vacation Days (so«g>—School.
Piano Soto—1Thelma Hawaii.
F^r*w,nt Aw,y <-"*>
Plano Solo Once MeUartn.
Some Boys had Ctrls (song)—
Ploww Drill—Little Girts.
A Good Little Boy (song)_m.i—
Piano Duet—Isabella Glhson. _
At Urn Photographers—Play.
Qirb ™ U“d (“otl01" ■*•«)—U«la
Waaa Solo—Ssrsh Ray.
JoST** 8°lo-ltl,rt,m Chimes—Alice
Ch^ * Sorall
Tho Batoy Fairies (motion song) —
Twelvg Boys and Obis
S'*100* Native Land (song)
«by Uwy hare Ur 1
has sat yot been
Wifl ho .boot U L_
>»g Hamlet sariy la tho
•»«•«««. tt has not yst bssn an.
**®**,S the fare will b% hat it
<** bo relied -mum to bo a obeap rsU.
BAD NEC BO ESCAPES.
Kitted Mm at Samter, & C, Came ts
H norland County Sunday.
A negro men, who ia wanted U
Sumter, 8. C., for murder, end for
whom u reward of MOO ia offered,
came to Scotland county Sunday, left
hie overcoat end e stolen automobile
end escaped the officers.
Thursday last, he murdered a negro
man who was driving a livery auto
mobile. He committed the crime in
the ctty of Sumter, liourdcd the auto
mobile end after driving It some
thing like a half-mile out of the city,
threw the deed body out aad drove
the ear on toward North Caroline.
At McColl he was suspected by the
polios of not being just right and al
though apparently asleep In the car,
which was standing oa the Main street
at McColl, overheard the officers talk
ing and left Immediately and came to
Ittmrd Laurinburg. Ia a few minutes
after he left McColl, the officers from
Sumter county, who were after him,
rolled into town in automobiles
Hie trail wee taken up end followed,
and about one-half mile this aide oi
the State lias on the toed leading
from McCall hare, the automobile was
spotted la the woods.
Search for the negro eras made, but
as trace save the automobile aad his
overcoat, on which ha had evidently
been sleep trig and waa awakened by
the approach of the officer*, was
Up to this time, the officers hero,
who went to the scene Sunday morn
ing to assist ia the search, have heard
nothing more of the matter.
The murder was committed with an
automobile pump which the murdered
negro carried in the car, and waa
ftwel, it la said, by a woman.
Philip* A Suthertaad Preparing te Co
lot# Caal Business ea Large
Maeare. Phillip. A Sutherland have
purchased a large tract of land oa
OU1 <treet and will begin ♦-rmHiafily
tbe development of a large coal bed
n«" <« *•. property. They *01 £;
opea aay coal Brines, bat win la the
Fall saaaon, according to reporU, bo
ready to eeU coo) and will have one of
the heat equipment* possible fer
The coal business it only a small
P“Tt of the development that will com*
out of the deal uventBally, but
part of the boainea will be begun Im
mediately. Tracks will ha laid and
other equipment neceeeary for carry
ing on the business pot In as aooo as
R. M. Rlnu Gets AatoasohUa.
A crowd estimated at a
or twrh« hundred gathered in frost
°f Lackey Brothers’ store Saturday
wrwlug at 0 o'clock to gat the now
Ford automobile that was to ha gtvaa
away by Lackey Brothers. for a large
number had from one to twenty tlok
eta. ft to laid ana bad ana krakod
•ad forty odd for assay wars secured
by cashing aceounts. No eoeh crowd
hod ever been aeon on Kaia street.
Two tablsa (oaa on top of the other)
were pUced near the onto. Hr. 01 lie
Laekey and too manager of the sale
climbed oa top aad the boa into which
all the duplicate numbers had bean
dope sited was opened by prying off
the top. Then the contonte srora emp
tied into a sack while the crowd look
ed an with bated breath. The sack was
Uwl up, tha content* rnO .bakam
Thm the holders ware told to face
toward the tea cent store. Thera
•tandiag high ap was Merchant with
hto big camera. Thera was a blinding
JlaA, a deafening Bata sad a «a*h
Rgbt pic tare had been taken at the
A child was called for, a little girl
secured, aad toe tint card drawn
from the bag by her was duplicated
by Mr. R. M. Rlggan, of Ohio. Thera
was a standing offer by the aalet peo
ple at four hundred dollars for the
A short whiio after the drawing
Mr. Rlggan add it to Ur. 9m 9.
Basle, near Oiboon, f«r about four
bond red and ftfty dollars. Mr. Rig
dan end hto brother asm a Ford to
fthar, so ha preferred the wans/.
The number that drew the ear aa
0001 aad thr numbers ran to w
turn, the *
While Indag to eraak hto suliwia
bOa Saturday, pwparatmy to eomtag
to Laurtaburg, Mr. L. M. Peek, Super
intendent sf toe Seetlaad county
dislocation «f hto right wrtot*k*was
the anal trouble-a broking gate.
DK. BO0B ILL.
■«• Ban la Charlotte " ir'ti1—I*
Bee. J. 1L Bose, D. D., pastor of the
Lmartnbar* Presbyterian church is ill
and is ht Charlotte undergoing treat
■Mot. This announcement brought
much regret ami sorrow to all the peo
pla of Imnrinbarg aad vicinity.
Lea# than a year ago he suffered
a stroke of paralysis sod has never
boa* entirely well since.
The Urn of last waak ha went to
Charlotte to consult a specialist and
intended retaining to Hamlet Satur
day where he was to have aaslatad in
■a Installation service. Upon reach
ing Charlotte, he found it naoeeaery
to cater a hospital and was not able
to meet his appointment st Hamlet.
Be la yet in Charlotte, bal we are
glad to note is very much improved
aad has bean enabled to leave the
boapMal aad go to the home of his
son, Mr. Hugh KcAdsn Rose.
Mr. Break Jepfd, of Bcnnctts-rille,
was a Gibson visitor last waak.
Mias Lena Baxley, who hat been
tea iking in Atlantic, is borne for the
Mia. 3. W. Whitehead aad children,
°t Dima, art visiting Mrs. White
head's father, Mr. H. D. Gibaon.
Mr. and Mrs. Blanton and family,
of Bhalby, spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. Better.
Mr. E M. Allen, of Clio, was a Gfb
soc visitor last weak.
Mrs. Deloach, of Georgia, is visit
ing her sister, Mrs. J. L. Shsaty.
Hwuhp All Over the World in
Ike British battleship Raaaell
Wruek a miaa in the Mediterranean
aad was soak, causing the loae of 124
"- TV« admiral, captain. 24 ofll
876 man ware saved.
B. Slier thought fallow *m
we joking when they warned
MM, of a Are tn a factory in Miamia
Wh,0. Silor xefuaej to lea**, the
Wifldtng and waa baraed to death.
>»eph Pasty. iO years old. a far
living near Bonne Terre, Mo.,
committed suicide the other morning
b^r setting off GO pounds nf dynamite
Wkich was kept In an outhouse. His
My was blown to bita.
|Tka opening of clean-up week in
Gbfambas. 0., was marked by a pa
rade in which 2,000 schoolchildren nod
hundred* of men clothed in overall
emta participated. At the ead of the
Pared# waa a steam-calliope which
cheeped the workers.
State asd Federal sanitary inspect
or* have found that out of 1.000 Cali,
foesla miners examined approximate
ly 40 per sent are Infected with hook
worm. The anaaaltary condition of
Use mines la mid to be responsible for
the spread of the disease.
Jefcn Hood. long lest heir to a por
tion of the 1208,000 aetata of the late
John Hood, of Areola. n„ has re
tnrnad to hi* home after an -
of 14 yean. During Me shames Hoed
wns declared legally dead aad the
money wee awarded t* Ida wife aad
A **,000,000 appropriation for aaro
naatica mi spread to this week by
Su Hooaa Naval committee. Tha
aamfttaa alio apread to an sppre
pHatlon of *700,000 toward a *1,400,
project 11* factory. Chairman
Phdcatt aald that tha WB probably
WM bo reported tardy next week.
( Csnnmpikn af water In Seattle,
Watfc., hotels hat tecrpatad la tnch as
abuse the prohibition law want
Inu dfeet Jan. 1 that the hetelkaep
k» daalra a reduction of their water
nrtan A petition tlfaod hy 1* of the
landin* feetdt her Jnat bean Sled with
<he dtp eounarl <uVI»y for a *0 per
^ m m a 1,-1
®TtH aSnUClKlfl •
Sbwa the baptnntn* it tha war tba
wtmidpaHty of Virata, Aoatria. hat
expended over 1*0,000,000 (a bwyte*
feedrtnffa for ratalHe* to shopkeeper*
and far dlstrtbnttoo naonr tha peo
Ifa FWt tha nineteenth menthly
Dtimkipsl rkiwrt It |,
Marty 1*^)00,000 free
pr arid ad ta Vienna i
ntng af war.
In Now York city, with a i
tal af *116,000, to raiaa ahtpa :
aaaaa had or aalaapa
Tha eoaapaay wffi becta
tank iIn* tha Adatt^
In Ka ftnt
la float or
af mm af tha ffSOgMS^M
WOODMEN TO HAVE BIG
DAY IN LAURINBURG
■ / * ' ,r * : * •* ^ ^ 1;
Ckaa lattUtt— af Mm Tkaa Om HvMrrt Mtahn-IWt «f,n>I,r „
OMriata IMii WIm1»| Tata U G4r« Py,,, n,,| “rr'nat »—»
CONVENTION CALLED OPT.
Important Brut I'utiwul far la
dedahe Parted—Program CeuM
Nat ha Gompletad.
Thoae in charge of the promotion
of the Interdenominational
School Convention, which was to have
baan bate at Lanrai Hill charch Tues
day teat, found It naeaaaary at tha teat
moment to poatpana tha oveut for an
Arrangements had baea made
whereby an interesting and helpful
program would be offered. Several
epeahen of prominence in Sunday
School work in the State, had bean
secured to deliver addressee aa tha
different phase* of tbs work and K
wa* thought that there would he ana
of tha bate convention* near, but it
was discovered at tha teat mo want
that these speakers could not nwn.
and it being to# late to make satisfac
tory arrangement# to complete an at
tractive and helpful program, it was
determined hast to rail tha aanven
tion off until tone future date, which
Will ha announced later.
Gastonia, May I.—Mrs. Zo* Kin
caid Brockman ka* base awarded the
Srat priae far the beat short story
offered annually by tha State Federa
tion of Woman's Chibs. Her story is
entitled The Great Whit* Law,” and
won this priia bi competition with a
targ* number at others. Sha was al
so awarded tha third prise for poetry
by the State federation.
She submitted four pa erne in tha
contest and the other three ware
given honorable mastics) by the rom
mltta* of judgaa. which was ease
posed of tha prof amen at English In
th* State University.
Mrs. Brockman, while quit* young,
has had bar poems published in a
number of magazines and has exhib
ited a talent for literary work. Gas
tonia is proud of her achievement*
and looks for larger things from her
in the future. (Mrs. Brockman is a I
M»tor of our townsman, Mr. L U. Kin-|
Tha amaieal department of Dm
graded school will (fee a maaical to-'
cttal tomorrow, Friday might. May
ISth. at S*0 o’clock fa
ditori uo>. FoDawing fa the program
Oat will be rendered:
Daet—Antau Idytis—Pierre Bern
ard—Jawel Whitaker aad Bath Falfa.
Melody in F—A. Rebejwtaio—A»
nia Bed Jonaa.
Pieretta—air da Ballet—C. Chami
| Daot—CMana—C Seine—Mildred
1 McLfturm and Elolia *
i *»fa, gJSSwS^eta-fc.
M armaria* Spring— C. Bahaa—May
Dart—Sextette from Locfa da * —
lay and Anala Bril Joaea.
op. 7—L. Van BmOteran Agnaa
Doet—Invitation to the Peace ron
Weber—Eugenia Fairley and Maty
I U Chant da Rateaeaa—Thao. Lack
Quartette-Grande Yalta BrillsnU
—Schulhoff—Pint Piano, Myy John,
Morion Clayton. Second piano, Ag
noe Lynn Boohanaa, Kay MaAm.
Ante Trip tie Wlnatoo Ratcm.
Meaara. W. V, Cramp and A. R
Cooley, af Ws*ram. mad* sn sato
waoi^ rotarafag fa Wagram Friday
aboat aoan. They report a dritgfctfol
trip^and great kridanae of praapmMj
Both are hatter.
Wa are glad to
D. M. inee, of f
' W. 0. hue, af W<
I The Woodman at tha World ara
pluming far a gnat Mg -rririm to
Laartaburg—tha date to Thursday.
Jana 18th. and tha eecaaiea to the to
tradaetlon of nan than ana bandrod
mtaiban to tha mysterica and
ibaaaflt* of the aider
htoto Managsr, B. B. Lewis, of Kin
ston, will have charge of the Ufa*
sad the local organisation wilt be
joined by large delegations Cron tba
■urreunding country. TV stinba
will be told in the opera hones, and
the liberal invito tie* tow gone far aad
near urging every Weetonan from
everywhere to came to T snihibsaa
Dm dogma week will be dearn by
the prise-winning team at both North
aad death Carotins. Thie teem heMs
dagmTteMHa ^f^**"*" ** **» *«*
The Bint Rogbaaat band from
Kannapolis will accompany the team
to Lauriabarg and furnish music far
the oecmaloa, and them win be n ame
tor of dtotfegntoVd Woodman visit,
Mr. Mm TVaatasaa, of Concord, wad
Mr. C. W. Yancey ara to tbs territory
Programs showing the woe* to V
doao am soon to bo printed and wiB
to sent to each Woodman la the terri
Married tm Charlotte.
of Mr*. L^mr'wUMoH* dl^bte^
•f the lata Merit Morgan, to Mr.
Alexander M. Malloy, a r~~«hi«l
bwiMaa man at Favria, Texas, a
«f~ Mr. H. W.
Maoay, aad cm llm a rid sea ef
Scotland county, —rlrl ’TT'ilam
The marriage taok piece at the
Central Hatei, Ohariotto. aad was
performed by Rer. A. A. HeOeecfay,
D. D., pastor of the Second Prietj
tar ten church of that city.
Both Mr. aad Mrs. Malloy tove
away friends aad nriatieea in Seot
lantl county who are eery much in
tonated in their happincee, and join
the Exchange in sending many happy
Mr. and Mrs. Malloy are spending
a short while in the western pert at
baarei BQ Notes
Weil, the tarmac* about here an
on a mt spall—the cotton is planted
and not aooogh rain to being it gg
The Snead's Grave school will done
Mr. Henry Levs is making prepara
tion to ripehrt his steew.
Mr. Oscar Mwrn, a aaw barber,
U a new siidHios to ear population.
We hear it nmergi that the old
Bfchmood Cotton MD is to buOd an
addition aad that asreral new eat
tag# are to be enacted.
It la talked that we may hare «
bask at Laarol H1Q. We hope this le
Mr. Xrrida Yarborough, of Godwin,
has came to Laarel Hill to a white.
Ha wID da carpenter aad paint work.
Dr. /. W. Wfleox tern opened a dew
■toN Sera and this addition to the
heiin i m «f Laurel HiR ia ganorawly
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