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VOLUME XXXIV-NUMBER SI. • LAUKINBURG. N.
STARTS THIRD YEAR
ON THE DEFENSIVE
Trotana Hard-Preaasd On AU Side*
aad Pro*pert* Encouraging far
By Associated Press.
Cermany enter* upon the third year
of tha war with her forces in nearly
all portions of the main theatres of
operations on the defensive, and with
har lines at numerous places la
Franc* and Russia pressed hack from
whor* they itood a year ago.
Her allisa also hero yielded tho
initiative to the Entente Allies al
most everywhere—tho Austro-Hun
garians In Voihynla and Galicia sad
In Italy, respectively, ta tha Russians
and tha Italians, tnd tha Turks In
Asia Minor to the Russians In sd
diUoa, along the Greek border unof
ficial report* indicate that garbs,
British and French are preparing to
threw down tha gags of battle to the
Bulgarians and tha soldier* of the
Russian* Still Advaadag.
Tho Russians, awarding to tha lat
est Petrosrad commonleatiou. era con
tinuing their forward march against
the Teutons in tho Stokhod river reg
ion of Volhynia. and there hava cap
tured the entire Slat Heaved regi
ment. togrther with its commander
and hi* staff. To tha south, near
Brody, the Russians also are pressing
the A astro-Germans, who are answer
ing tho attack by bombarding Brody
and the creasing of the Boldurrevka
river, endeavoring to hold their line*
of defeno*. Large reinforcement# are
being brought up to keep tho Rus
sians from further gains toward their
While an unoAcial report from
Petrograd say* the Russians hava
. creased tha Stokhod river, between the
Kovol-Sarey and Kovel-Rajlteba rail
reads, Berlin says that on both aides
of tho Kovol-Ssrny railway south of
the Turga river and on both sides of
the Lina attacks by tha Russians
(gainst ucneral Von Ltasengou’i
troops ware repulsed with heavy cas
ualties to the attackers, and that near
ly 2,000 Russians were taken prison
era. In the sector of Boiiae, Gelilli,
Russian attacks also were repulse!;
In the So name region of Prance both
the British and French, who are en
gaged in consolidating positions, won
Sunday from the Germans. The
French were forced to sustain counter
attacks Monday in the Hen wood, and
at the Moaaeu farm, which Paris says
worn pot down with serious looses to
the German*. There eras so fighting
on the British front during the doy.
Violent artillery duels arc in progress
in the Thiaumont end FTeury sectors,
In the Astvco valley tho Italians are
keeping their pressure against the
Austrians on Monte Cimc, and have
put down Austrian attacks in Adigt
valley and the Travignolo valley.
Petragrad reports further advance
for the Russians in the region of
Rraingan, Turkish Armenia, and the
repulse of a Turkish attack in the
Mosul district, while Constantinople
says the Turks hav« driven the Bus
sinns from R«vandux nod are pursu
ing them toward the Persian bolder.
The British ca sue!ties in all thea
tres during the month of July num
bered 7,084 officers and 62.601 mao.
Play Dunn Here Toeaday and Wed
A two game aeries la staged for
TWday and Wednesday of next weak
•t the local park between Dunn and
BEWARE OP INFANTILE PARAL
Warming loaned by Bute Health
Board Against the Uoocrupulows.
I JOKDAN-FLACK MARRIAGE.
Miss Rodney Flack and Ur. W. Alton
Jordan Married Wednesday at
A marriage of much interest to the
znaav friend* and acquaintances erf the
couple was solemnised on Wednesday
afternoon at A:>0 at the parsonage of
tM First Baptist church at Charlotte,
when Mies Rodney Fleck became' the
if1*1?,0* Mr- ®ton Jordan, Dr. W.
M. Vinca officiating Mr. end Mrs.
Jordan arrived at Laurinburg Thurs
day evening end will make their hone
The marriage of this popular couple
cornea as a surprise to their friends.
The bride left here about two weeks
if?.for * vi,it *• home folk* at Union
MUls- She and Mr. Jordan met at
Chariot ta Wednesday end Cupid’s
plana were successfully carried out. .
The bride haa boen in the employ
of Runeail and Weatherspooo, attor
nejra as stenographer nod during her
residence in Laurlnburg haa made
many friend*. She la a young woman
of many charms nml accomplTeluaenta
and has the happy turn of making and
keeping friends. The groom is a son
of Cormier J. R Jordan and Is a young
man of worth and promise. The beet
yW*** » lerare circle af admiring
friend* follow (hie young couple aa
they launch thair bark oa the am of
Retersm From West.
Mr. J. Lester Pay lor returned Sat
urday morning from an extended trip
to the great West. While away ha
vjrited Ban Francisco. Takom*. Seat
tle, Portland, Yellowstone Nations!
Park and many other rotate of Lnter
eat. Mr. Pay lor states that he hesrd
nothing about the big floods In North
Carolina until he reached Richmond
on Us return trip, with the single ex
ception of a two-line notice in a San
Frunciaco daily from Asheville, N. C.
Mr. Paylor says the Waot is a great
coontry end describes it as a rich
man1* paradise. Be added that the*
are not suffering any from heavy
ruin* out there.
Cels red Civic League. !
The Colored Civic League met in
special Sessions at the Bright Hope
well Baptist church Sunday end Mon
day. A splendid program was ear
Tied out. The meeting closed Mon
day evening with an oratorical con
test. The subject for this contest
“TJe Essentials of u Common
iJP- , The contestants were Koecoe
Sturd event, Mollie Wiggins, Easter
Gilchrist, AddeU* McrtS. and S. L.
Diggs. The prise, lived otters in gold,
wan awarded to 6. L. Diggs for the
beat oration on the subject mentioned.
The efforts of ell the rfulssls • Id
very creditable end the exercises as
a whole did honor to the race.
FORD PRICKS REDUCED.
Announce meat Made of Almost Sen
sational Reduction* in Price of
Announcement was made Monday,!
which has been received locally with
much interest and no doubt which has !
caused eonwlhmg of a sensation j
throughout the United States, to the
effect that hereafter Ford automobiles <
will be sold at greatly reduced prices.
The Ford touring cars mere >440 at
the factory in Detroit and are re
duced to MOO. The runabout was
>380 at Detroit and is now U45. The
price of the Ford touring car deliv
ered ia 8S86.2u, and tha roadster,
This announcement ia no more of a
surprise to the public than it is to
Ford dealers. Mr. C. P. Osborne, lo
cal manager of the Universal Oar
Comaeuvy, stated Monday that tha re
duction was unexpected and a sur
prise to hit company, at a time when
steel and raw materials art high in
Baptist Picnic Poctp—i.
On account at the hi eh waters of
tha Lumbar river, it warn daflnitaty
decided Sunday morning by the Son
day School at tha Pint Baptist church
to postpone Ha picnic from Thursday
of this wash to mm fntura day In the
month tt Aogast, when the watan
of tha Luis baa hare receded and
ther conditions generally arc
MmTp&m Praa^M^n c
day Schools bad planned _
with tha Pint Bhpti.t Sunday I
Thursday at Riverton, and H is under -
good that they, too, have poatpaned
then crorciaca and arc waiting for
mere propitious weather.
Hu Buy TtiiIu Tnudiy M«nh«
Disposing of Namber at Cbm*.
%A y*?1 aourt arm
held Tuesday moraisg at B:90 and •
number at eaaaa Involving miner
chargee were disposed of. ‘nui
thyae before tha coart was J. M. Mo
Ja the wao aaall hear* Sunder morn*
Inr. ' It is etated theft D. M. had tha
B 5*" ±2* 'IfupK”** to the not
Sunday when hie proepccta of a'raft
tofyin* feast were suddenly dissi
pated By office re at the law. fa court
Tuesday whan attorneys wore ao*
dee von nr to establish the identity at
the chicken alleged to have bean h»>
proprly remcoved from his rightful
owners possession, D. M. was asked tt
bs wee sure it was a black chides* ha
gat. Tbs prompt answer was: **Ns
suh. bit wui a 'dominsekar' Tooctsrl"
The unfortunate man was found
gsilty and given a Ana of 98 sad pay
ment of costa.
Others In court were Nannie Cav
ington, colored, charged with 1TM
aaah open W. P. Evans, flned 98 and
coats. Joe MePbattar was ehaxw^
with aaoaalt with daadly wsape* and
fiver, Ana of 91* and costa. William
Henry Fairley, hotter known as
»•» >*» far being, iaftoxi
catsd Sunday, 9l and coats. Loos,is
Monroe, colored, drank, judgment am
pended apon payment of eoets.
TWO GAMES HERE THURSDAY
Laurishare sad Parktaa -T^ldalM
to Play Twa Gesso Series St La- -
cal Parh TW. Weak.
Laurlnburg fans will have oppor.
tumty Thursday sad Friday to wit
ness two games at bass hell, which
promise to rival in inter sat say an
gsfoment of the season. Parktoa*!
■napny team will coma hare for the
two games Thursday end Friday.
Laurmburg and Parfcton are tied for
first place in the acco*d half at tha
raawm and hopes hereabout are Ugh
that thi* locals will do wKstrrcr u
"•cjttary to pet Leurinburg on to
Tne home team is going good hi the
second half and It is very mnek de
aired by the management that a goad
crowd turn out to sea these gasses
The rains recently have caused a
number at games to be cancelled or
postponed and expenses are heavy,
making it Imperative that local fw»
tore out and swell the gats receipts
sufficiently to take care at tha titra
New B«d«ni Cmvo
" Thrower end McLean la the^S^"
ot a naw buainaaa concern for iVTtI"
inburg, the member* of thia firm
Maaira. W. L. Thrower and L. H.’?£*
lean of Red 8pringa. who bare »*!'
rhaaad the a took and builnaer-. • , ’
A. Monroe A Son Mr. Thr»wla *5
Mr. McLean will move their farmer
here und will be in active chargi
the husinea*. i °*
Expected That Campaign Will Bo,_
Saturday, Auguat 1*—Announce*1*
Dr. Peter McLean, county ph„mi
eiun, atatea that it » probable KTI
tht vaccination campaign agaiast/v—*
phlud fever, which ^itltodeou^:
will carry on thru rrmmrr. will hf?,y
Saturday, Angwat 1®. Dr. Coop2*12
the State Board of Health wea
laat week and made prelimloarjl"T‘"
rangementa for the beginning of l,til
work. It U atatud that delfaltJ*S"
non nc omen ta win be made Heart L—v
ua to wrhun tha work win begtnr^S
wham the phriiciani and eaStJ™
will have their appointments. ■
Ia Favar at the Caw.
MAEKRTIKG OFFICE CLOSES
flirwiMMi • Oici .DiwrtMi. ml
M*rteU Will dm Here TMg
TWtoday afternoon the last bulletin
containing Information relative to
cantaloup, prices and shipments in
the Lnttod State, wai iaauod at the I
local ofltee, Department of Markets,
oader authority of the Department of
Agriculture ft is stated that the
watarmalon rcporU will be laaaotl
aeery day up to and including Satur
day, when the office hare wiU be
etoaed and Mr. E. E. Culbroth, who
baa been In charge here, will return
to Department headquarters.
The service rendered local growers
and shippers of wsU-melous and an.
taloupes has been very valuable and
a number hava expressed themselves
highly pleaeorf with the vf
Government to assist in
Ore handling of this important crop.
Balow we arc publishing Tuesday’s
report aa U. shipments and prices of
Uuriabwrg. H. C, August 1. If Iff.,.
Yesterday; Md. S carat Va. 0 care
ibh» equivalent by boat to 7 can; N.
£ l ef y° Ajleatowj S. C. 0; Ca. 2;
_ . “4P«*ni* unreportad:
Sunder, Cal 1; Saturday, s/c. 10;
Malden, Mo.;Mkt uctfre; dem.ntJ
md; Qlty. and condition good; track,
m)ci, 25 lb. BVtrAfv melon,
WgrfflW; 27JO lb. f^iorrew;
T^raphic Ueperi aa ta Markec
_ ^ CanffiHag i August let.
Clncirmati: Warm, dear; 10 care;
demand good; 8*t5-$3tt5 csriots; job
bing, 15-90 cents. '
Colutnbus: Cool, deer; Ca. 2 care;
tt M. to 27 lb. average 0225-0260 car
WaMtinatoa: Cool, cloudy; no fresh
arrivals; X. C. 8 can: S. C. 1; held
over; market weak, dcaannd alow;
variable; many vasty; specked:
small, 0124-0175; large, $200.0260:
Buffalo: Coot, clear; Ca. 1; 8. </.
#; market strong; demand good; m
regular, variable; 20 to 28 lb. aver
age melon, 0226-900.
Clear; 8 care; qlty. and
readltion fair; reach spotted; beet, 80
tt> average melaa, 06-46c; 20 lb. sv
erep, spotted, l&-2Se.
lvr» Teek: Warm, dear; 8. C. «
•are; N. C. 27; arrived; 78 track; no!
mtidvq mil nurai. COO •
Ga. 1; Mo. 9; 8. C. 7; X. c!*; 9 hekj
JT«; market strong. ilmand food
tor good stock; best stock from Mis- |
km, M00-M9. *
■^calcago; Warm, dear; 74 ears; \
M held over; market unsettled: de
mand moderate; receipt* too heavy |
to maintain present prices; best, *150
*2o0; poorer, freight to $100.
Clavelaad: Cool, dear; 8 cars;
market active; $250-950 cnriol.
Philadelphia: Warn, clear; 8. C.
80 cars; X. C. 18; arrived; 11 unload
ed; 8 condemned; f.l track; wide
range prices; wide range qlty. nnj
condition: Tom Watson, 20-25 lb. *,.
stags melon *12*-$»50; 29-90 lb. av
erege, $l80-|225; many telling at buy
Potomac yards reports 100 care
petted Use 24 hours destined 24 N.
T., 19 Philadelphia. 17 Baltimore, 11
Pittsburg, 7 Newark. 4 Buffalo. 2 Al
toona,* each Boston and Boebsstor
and Wilkes bane. I each PoUsville.
Wllatim|tan, Montreal. Elmira, Can
Cambridge, Johnstown. Akron, Allen
town, Providence, Williamsport, Ot
_ poatoMoa, First National
Bank building, Laarinborg. N. C.
E. E. CULfifeETH,
A at*, in Marksting.
Bain Stare Game in Third Inning.
T%m gam* at FayattavtOe ycaUniay
Mwmb Laurlnburg and Fayetteville
wm a topped in th* third inning on ac
count «ar rain. Covington and Bond
war* pitching. It la atatad that a
doubt* haadtr will b* played today.
| The Baat Hat Waathar Wear and Why
*. — nmann l «
LAl'RINBCBG will help the
nooD a vrains.
Petittmm Bring Circulated k- CHy for
Aid far Victim of Rmri FM,
PeUtitma signed by Mayor W. D.
ity to contribute lomcthlng to the mo
p^^vs^jsx: 5 a:
8tau recently visited by dlenatiuM
Anoda. have been circulated hi the city
**f*^lt U »old that the people
are reeponding in a noble manner end
*■ » day* the city's contribution
will be completed and the money fen
warded to tie central committee at
ggtgL^g **** in eharge the re
in the nest laauc at this paper a
complete list of the namaa oTeun.
ribntor. to this fund will be puH
II1* • IfPW fact that people
j" Ip^rt * of the State are reapond
MberaHy to tbit appeal for help
and funds suftciant to ruUeve la Urge ,
naeneore the suffering brought about
by the recent floods are in eight, i
ouch an example is splendid inti- !
™>ay to the liberality aSd^jJpJggi
of a great eonuaunity.
MR. BHL’C* GIBSON-CALLED TO
thb front. !
PMIeemaalTGIbeen Goto Or
day end handed In bis resignation as
aa officer of the county. Mr. Gibson I
reenned offlciel summons Friday
morning to import at once at Fort
McPherson. Gs, where Southern Be
«*? United State* Any f.*
being mobilised. presumably for duty
on the Mexirar border.
Mr. Clbeoa has served ont a period
of enlistment in the Army and ni
Claced on Gw reserve list. Recently
e bed made efforts to got his name
off this list bnt the call earns before
he had succeeded in making snrrces
5"* “"angeiacnta and be left Satur
1*?‘» report at Port McPherson.
Mr. Gfbann was discharged ijj r*b
ruary of thi* year from the ninth
imrimeot, which had been on border
ri»<y in Texas for soveral months. Ho
statwf that ft was no Inviting slusa
«Jo« out ther* and that the prospect* I
of another loag season of service on
the border were not alluring to one
■*» has an attachment for Heme.
Mr. Gibson was appointed rural
policeman for Gfkson township at the
regular firm Monday marring of the
oenty commissioners la July and had
served in this capacity lean than a
CMC** *k >5t rr'.-’tlflLZ
—ad a new Find safomobOe sad.
was getting need to his aaw duties,:
when the call came. Bet when Carle
Sam calls thers’i nothing to do but go.
Lanriabarg Takas Tw. !
Laurinbuiv defeated Bunn Friday |
by tbe snort: of 5 to 0. Feature*
of tbe game wore the pitching of
Lamb and tbe hitting of Hasty for
Scot* by innintra: R. II. F.
Laurinburg- . 103 100 000—I 7 2
Dunn.. ..._000 000 000—0 4 2
Batteries: Lamb and Smith; Stan
ford, Wilson and Carter.
Laurinburg defeated Dunn Thursday
in tba opening game of the aarond
half of the Cane Fear League by Dm
•eoTfot Itol. In a game featured
by tba pitching of Covington, for
Laurinburg, and “Bullet Joe" Oavi
naaa, for the local*. Covington strik
ing out nine, allowing four kite, and
Carrtnaaa atrudng out thirteen and al
lowing five hits
. by Inning*: R. H. B.
Laurinburg. -.210 000 300-1 3 0
Dima-.300 300 *10—1 « 0
Covington and Smith; W. Mason.
Car mesa and Carter.
DEUTSCHLAND 8N KELVIN
"*• V* Back Certain That Ik*
FrieaMaat *T Feekag K*toW
B.ltlaora, Am. l_On the leceal
Jn*S£t^*^ h the Atlantic ocean
Th# inta art file wai Unrad 3=*. of
the where ah* «*> bertha 1 twan
t^thna dajre ago at 1:40 o'clock thia
^ »» »xiyrt»d that A.
tow lint (TtEf tag ThtmaaT^n*.
harbor police boat Lamtan brought
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Poor CkiMt for Cottar.