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“AUNT BECKY'S” LETTER
OF MANY TOPICS
World rear*. Deaths From Means*.
ParumMjs, KmlldMMN aad
Bpadal to The Kxchang*.
. Old Fork, Nov. IS.—It it raw,
gloomy and chilly this morning, with
indication# of snow or tied, and I
peanut oar beautiful aatama wea
ther it about ended. At tbit time
laet year whaler had oat in, and
around Thanksgiving day it waa vary
cold. Sam* cotton ia tUU la the
•aide, aad the eon, for the moat part,
ia on gathered, also the peat; the lat
ter crap te anuaaally t bond set this
season, hut them ia diBeulty ia get
ting them picked. ' Our faxmen ia
tide section ere bolding their cotton,
hoping for bettor pricoo, which 1 feel
eaafldmt will coma later on if they
can Just hold their grip. The two
grandboys, McLaurin and Olmstead,
Wars recently discutsing the cotton
outlook, which they consider rather
gloomy with the advent of Bepubliean
rale in Congress. Presently on* of
the hoys remarked, “If natural science
eeutinuea to progress at the wonder -
fal speed of the laet twenty-five yean,
soma mighty naturalist will Inveot or
diacovar the mode of producing vari
colored cotton, and then the southern
cotton growers will ‘go over the top."
Thera far-fetched prwvmptwtu re
called to aiind a circumstance which
would never have bran ruBiesnbared
any mors, aad data* back to my child
hood days. This waa the raising of
amall patches of a poculiar spaclsa of
cotton which the old poopl* called
'hanksen." It was of a rich and
beautiful cream color, the tertnra
long and very fine, aad may have
been some variety of the Sea Island
cotton. At alt events it waa naad as
r specialty In spinning aad weaving
a fine quality of homespun cloth,
which was mad* up into 8unday pant*
far men aad boys. In this connection
I also raeotlsct that "once upon a
liase" my eider sister visited a class
mate and friend whose home was near
your town, Mias Cattle Fairley, lis
ter of Mr. Angus Fairley, who subae
qoerrtly became the wife of Capt.
Colin Stuart, a brave Confederal*
officer. Upon my si star's return borne
she told us of a pretty little, gentle
animal ownod by the family, and ow
ing to her color abc bar* the name of
"Nankeen Polly." It tram* Strangs
that little incident* such as this should
snake lasting impressions, while more
weighty and. important occurrence*
■ink Into oblivion.
Sine* mjr last totter to Tho Ex
change tho bsentlfnl dors of Pmm has
folded her wings over the war-weary
lands, and millions of anxious hearts
ars relieved of heavy burdens, while
others derail open the narrow mounds
fa) far-away France when quietly
*U*p their hero sons, who return not
again with their victorious comrades.
I note in today's iaaua of the Scottish
Chief the report of tho doathe of two
soldier cousins, Martin Luther Sturt,
machine gun instructor, who died an
the 1401 Inst, at Camp Hancock, of h>
Dianas-pneumonia. Ha was a splen
did young man and was representing
the American Tobacco Co. in Turkey
wham the great war broks out. The
ascend is Sergt. Douglas Purcell, of
the A. E. F. ia France, whose death
from wounds has bean officially If*
|«tei, tlMUftfc thtif art gristing mom
iiwuli for rMLSonfbU rifirl*
lag bis death, through recant letters
front tease of his comrades and ws
have streng hopes that report of Us
death Is a mistake.
Ike Hwlwwi epidemic It nbtld
k| h the M. I hear «f aa aaw
(•M among ft* white population, mad
hat a fow mat tha colored people.
We loat a good, kind neighbor from
It and pnoamoaia two weeks ago, Mrs.
T. K. Owmi, who was before mar
riage, Mias Halite Jackson, a native
of your county and sitter ad Mr. Bam
Jackson. She was an excellent Chris
tian woman, a devoted wife and
mother, tod one who eras omnipresent
hi sickness and diatrom. An uneel
M spirit whose greatest idmian
was In miniatariag to others, la this
Mas ad daty awaeg her sick neighbors
aka probably contracted the amlady
width tadad hat weaftd Ude. flha it
—rvivad by htr hatband, flv* children,
ana brother, one sister and amity
ftisade. Her rttaaiaa vat interred
la tha Oaladaolt smut my, when aha
had jehmd tha thamab la aariy Ufa.
thma aft* — -ft—I ihaian ad
| MU. WALTER V. McCALL DIES At
SUMTER, 8. C
Death Chew Early MaaAay Marnlag
| Follow lag Attack of Acute lndi
Laurinburg friend* of Mr. Walter
V. McCall were grieved to learn Mon
day of hie death, whkh occurred early
that morning at Sumter, 8. C. Mr.
McCall left Laorlntrarg only Last week
and went to 8umter to take a pod
Don ae dark in the hotel there. Sun
day evening about 7 o’clock he became
suddenly 111 with acuta indigestion and
a physician waa summoned. In a lit
tle while he erne improved but again
became won# bi a few keen, death
following In the early morning. Re
had suffered with ikeumatiam for
eome yean and It to thought this con
dition haatanad hto death.
Tha remain* war* brought to Laur
Inburg Monday night nod tukae to tha
bom* of Mr. F. C. McCormick, ■
brother-in-law. Funeral *arvieaa ware
baU Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock
and the body laid to rest In tha Mc
Cormick cemetery, beside that of hi*
wife, who before marriage wa* Mias
Christiana McCormick and who dial
in June, 1916, at Perry, Go. (Her re
main* war* rueantly brought from
Georgia here and interred in tba fami
ly burying ground.) Tha funeral
service was conducted by Rev. Mr.
Wilcox, parlor of the Presbyterian
church at BannottavilW. 8. C., assisted
hy Rev. Carl B. Craig of Laurinburg.
Pall baarora ware Meson J. T. Boa
tick, J. L. McKinnon, L. P. Smith. H.
8. Quick, J. T McNeill, J. M. Me
Xeown. The grave waa banked with
a profusion of beautiful flower*. At
tending tha funeral waa tha mother,
Mr*. M. R. McCall, of Bauaettavilk,
8- C., and utters, Miaa Carolyn Mc
Call, of Beunettsvtn*. and Mr* Ed
ward* of Amour. And two oaclea,
Messrs. Frank Roger* of Bennett*
rill* and Bromflold Bogart of Clio, aa
well as a number of friends from this
and adjoining counties.
Mr. McCall waa well known bore,
having lived at tha Chetwynd Hotel
for several months last year. Be waa
84 years of age. Surviving are two
orphaned sons, Master W. V. McCall.
Jr., now at the Carolina Training
School, rear Shelby, and William Al
lan McCall, who live* with Mr. Arch
McCormick of Pembroke.
% • 1
Cotton Warehouse Fall.
Mr. D. K. McRae, president of the
Laurinburg cotton warehouse, bood
or), state* that the warehouse at Laar
in burg is fail and that for tho present
no more cotton can be accepted for
stores*. Thera Is upwards of S.000
bales in the warehouse at present;
which Is evidence that Scotland farm
ers are not sealing at the present law
prices. Tho local warehouse was hath
•a 1914 and from the beginning has
been a suscese financially and has
been of great service te farmer* and
others who wish to store their eotfen
for a period of time.
to the Allied eraa end the restoration
o< Ptw, He end hie family hare
moved to Mutton, aa they wore nneMe
'to (lnd avacant house la or around
1 Ixrrlnburg suitable to their needs.
I Hie bird season opened ia Robeson
on the 15th Inst, aad man and dogs
•nd guns were quickly on tha Job.
Mr. R. L. Hakrsr. oaa of owr neigh
bor boy* who aaUsUd in the navy tort
March, ia home on his Arst leave of
absence, covering a period of 14 day*.
He was on the U. S. S. Minn mote,
when a faw wash* ago it struck a mine
>400 miles at sea, aad ia new on dry
dock at Philadelphia under repair.
Robert looks wall aad gave me a vary
interesting description of hie sailer
When we awoke yesterday morning
the sleet waa patting down and we
feared that we were on the eve of a
had spell of wintry weather, bat it
itemed into a eoW rain aad today the
wa shines and the tittle birds are
I twittering in the trees.
i Mr*. J. H. Hill of Spartanburg, S.
C., and daughter, Mia* Rachel Hamer,
and Mra. Kata McPhaU and little aon
of Janeaboro were visiting their sta
ler*, Mr*. George Whitlock, laat weak
Mia* Dorethy York of Carolina
Callage spent the week and at tome.
Potato digging i* about over in tlria
raetloa, and the crap an aa avoraga la
Ana both in qnaMtjr and quantity.
■a*. It M. Thnaapaon of yoar town
vma vial ting Ha Oak Orav* eongraga.
Uan taat aqaak, aad gave na a pteaaaat
aaP an Prlday aftamaou. TW* aan
pMaa Ha 4th year on tha nark, hut
I “AUWT rocjrr~
HUPEBIOU COURT GRINDING
OUT JUDGMENT AND JUS
Criminal Docket Taken Up Monday.
Probably Adjourn Wadaaaday
Superior court convened Monday
morning at the court houae la Laur
inburg. Judge W. J. Adaaaa of Car
thage la preaiding, and State1* Attor
ney W. B. Brock of Wadaabore preaa
cvting. The oiaalaal docket area tak
en up Monday and Wadaaaday mom-'
ing tha eaurt area buey arith tha eaaa
of Adam Digga, charged arith mur
der. Juror* and aaitneaaaa have baaa
ascuaad for tha term and it la prob
able that the court arill bo adjourned
aa aooo ai tha Digga eaaa la diapoaad
Other cases that ware beard at this
Um ware Haul Davis, or Farcy Dun
«•«. charged with lasueny ar taking
aa automobile from tha street in front
ef A. H. Jamas’ garage err era] weeks
sgo. The car was driven to potato ia
Virgin!* and later recovered and
brought back beta. Chief of Police
D. W. Scdberry want to Virginia last
weak end brought Duncan, or Darts,
bare for trial. He plead* guilty and
the judgment of the court it t years
ob the public' roads ef Anton county.
The ease of Luvtnia Turner*, col
ored. charged with Sad degree mur
der, for stabbing another colored wo
aaaa ia Lauriaborg ea October 4, or
the day Sparks* circus exhibited beta,
was beard and a verdict ef mat guilty
B. J. McLeaa, colored, charged with
forgery and carrying nnaosaled waa
poa, lets II months on chain gang in
Anson county. McLeaa was charge!
with forging taro chocks on Mr. San
ford Warwick. These checks were
ensiled by La ur in burg merchants and
tba forgery eras not detected until the
checks were taken to' the bank for
Guilbert Quick and George Whita
ker were charged with larceny or tak
ing Mr. Shaw Webb’s automobile
from tha streets ia Laurinburg some
weeks ago at night. Whitaker, it la
said, it in the army and did mot an
swer to the charge. Quick was ad
judged guilty and fined <60 and the
Will Poe, colored, charged with as
sault, called and failed to answer.
Vance Priest, colored, charged with
assault and buttery, guilty, gets $91
fins and easts. Leu Priest, charged
with assault, judgment suspended on
payment of costs
Adam Diggs, colored, charged with
murder or killing Daniel Bethea, col
ored, erne arraigned for trial Tues
day and the court was still busy with
the case Wednesday morning.
HAST LAURINBUKi; NKW8.
Special to The Exchange.
■ East Laariaburg, Nov. 25.—Mr. J.
H Terry sad Mr. C. J. Terry aad alas
Mr. John Terry killed bogs this week.
Their visitor* ware Mr. Bob Terry «f
Gibson aad Mr. Will Terry of Red
Mr. aad Mr* Will Britt were sad
dened Tuesday by the loss of their
beby. They have Urn sympathy of
■may friend a.
Mr*. A. J. Melvin end tittle son,
Cartis, of Fayetteville spent a few
days hare last week with her mother,
Mr*. Kate Godwin.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Stanley were
Messed with a Sas little daughter,
which canoe into their home Satur
day, little Dorothy May.
Mr. J. B. Maddox and children, Mr.
Ankle and Caspar aad Mka Llama
Maddox, of Oibasa were in town a fow
That* will be prsarhing at the
Methodist church of East Laariaburg
Thuredey night, November IS. A
Thanksgiving service will bo held.
The public is cordially invited to at
Little Claud* Britt, th* lf-month.
•U child af Mr. aad Mr*. W. F. Britt
of Bait • Laturinbar*, died Tawday,
Novotnbar 86, and «N harlad Wod
naaday. Th* funoral Harriet waa hald
Wodnaaday mom In* at 0:M at tha
how*, Bar. S. B. Tluinpien otlMlathi*.
Th* iatamant waa is th* Sutherland
knxta* around. Th* haart-haokan
paraata har* tha ayaayathy af thair
Maada la thair *r*at oorrvw.
Aa iatarasttn* aad pa ndltahla **»
*>on af tha Paa Da* Baytlat Aaaocia
tloo waa hold with tha Buytiat ihiaah
at Oifaaon Wadawday aad Tharaday
<rf kat walk. Raw. a W.
ia paator af tha Othaaa teak. Vh
1 STEW ART-BOP EH NUPTIAL* AT
| GBAT STONE PARE. K. i.
r*p«Ur Yhi| Couple at Tkia Ceusly
Qd«tly Married la Dieteat State.
Tha Charlotte Observer at Tuesday
Mias Anne B. Roper sad Mr. DuicbIi
Stewart, Jr., both at I-surlnbury
were quietly married at Grey Stom
Park, N. Thursday ev sains, the
*!•*. at the hems at Dr. and Mra. D.
D. Evans. Rev. Dr. Taylor Crawford,
paater of tha Method 1st church, oft
Ths outy attendants wars Miss HeJ
cn Evans, ataid of honor. a:ui Mr.
Buckley Evans, best awn.
Ths bride wort a handsome travei
inc edit af black velvet with hat te
■aSch aad carta ye bouquet of beta
reeae aad Hly rf the valley.
Dr. Evane is aapariatendant af the
State hospital snd ths maashm at
his staff ware preeeat at the csrs
After an informal reccptlo.. Mr.
Mra. Stewart left for New Y. rt
for a faw days' stay. They slipped
over in Baltimore snd Wsehir.sxr.a
and spent yesterday in this ct.j on
The bride it a daughter at Uic Uu
G. A. Roper. She is strilu^Ci/ pretty,
culturod. talented sod excopth-ns ^
attractive. She eras graduated from
Elisabeth collate In this etty n tl af
terwards spent two years la Now Ynrk
in special study. After her entrance
late society Mias Roper waa the re
cipient of maeh social attention a, this
•tots and whenever she has viatic i.
Mr. Stewart has large fumint in.
tereau In Scotland county and b one
of the eeunty's moot prominent and
•ucecasfol young men. and is cxceoi
The young people had expect*.! to
be asarried this winter, but changed
their plans while Mias Roper was on
a visit to Mias Evans at Gray Eton*
. LAURIXBURG SOCIETY
MRS. McRAE HOSTESS TO
8T. CECILIA ML'BIC CLUB.
Mrs. J. P. McRae was hostess to the
St. Cecil is Music Club Wednesday af
teiifiH*i, November 20. The program
was as follows: "Evolution of Ameri
can Polk Song,” prepared by Mrs.
Malloy, read by Mrs. McKaehin.
Plano solo- "March of the Pioneers."
Mrs. Gragg; Church Music in Ameri
«a, Mrs. iPtUs; "Memoirs of a New
England Choir" (reading), Mrs.
Shaw; "November," a poem by Dr.
Scherer, read by Mbs James. Mrs.
McRae, assisted by Mias Eva Coving,
ton and Mias Martha Fairley, served
• delicious salad nouns, after which
tho dob adjourned to moot December
4th at 3 o'clock with Mias Eva Cev
MRS. SHAW HOSTESS TO
THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK
A delightful meeting of dm Thur*
*>r Afternoon Book Chib wee that
held with Mrs. JTdo. D. Skew Novem
ber II. Modem American hnmarlet*
f^ntohod a tnoet letemetlug program
M fellows: Selections from Irvin S.
C«bb, Mrs. Meade Metotoeh; songs,
Mies lit Covington; selection from
B*gw»e Field, Mr*. Dan Skew; songs,
Mice Potto James; reeding. Miss Ro
berta Coble. War SmOaa, which
elaaad the pregram, were a source at
much merriment A deHcfeas salad
course waa served, fallowed by tweets.
Numerous guests Shared with the dub
Mrs. Shaw's charming hospitality.
lav. Qua. T. Mmiaona of Lmnul HIS
etatae that them. uW ha medal
Thanksgiving nrrleaa at Snead**
Omre mi Rachels churches at 11
and at TebenaoU end Old Hun
dred churches Thuruday oftmueoa at
S o'clock. Member* of then* cengru
gntiem am naked to attend these aarv
ime, when ■ pedal offering will he
■•de far the orphanage work of the
Cumberland Parmer CenvVted at
William Carter, a proaperoae term,
er ef Cumberland county, charyed
with kUliny grander Baoon, catered,
waa ceoetetod at aanaleughter by a
Jury of Cumberland Sayrtor eeurt at
PayattariSa Thaiaday nlyht aad wna
aantaaaad by Mp Lyon to t yearn
bate taker hi tbe State ycteea. Oar
tmte atteraaya appealed «a the Sft
DUNCAN K. McPAYDKN KIXC
TROCUTKD AT SUBSTATION.
Well Imi Tee eg Mea af East
Uuriaharg Meete HUdtm Death
•t Wat* Friday Mania*.
*r ?**“* J^Faydan. aoa at
Mr. and Mra. D. Alex. MaPaydaa af
Eaet Laarfoburg mad a wall known
yaws maa ia thU eommooRy,
with a horrible death Friday mm*.
la*. November ft, at the local ah
Madam «d tha Yadtta Etear JVwer
Go, whM It la battered ttfiOO roKe
rf^etrieRy■yarned through his body.
y*tri>d—t * the plant aad the
**dleata that he
died *oetty after 10 o'clock.
Mr. McFpyrtea weet to week at the
local eah anriep Moaday. Norembro
ll-*-d tlmr. only U*^aya
whoa ha aa tb death, rieilnaali
he had been la the employ of the
ootapaay Car eererol meathe at an
other town aad wee experienced jj,
the week. Ae Mated, tt ie the ana
tom to read the amawten at the pleat
at 10 o'clock every morning. Mr. Me
Faydaa is mppoaod to hare bemi
about thie duty whoa he orcidantoUy
put hie hand aa one af the Maaetcra
end at tha aame iastaat me airing the
fatal reltafa. Hit body was* tying
near tuu indicator* and Joat under
eaa the pad on which be had written
two of the readings, tha third and Wat
one not being ranardad. It W —HI
the** wmaitivc imtiaaiaim iranthan
“hang" and it l* oeceatary to jar or
knork thorn Was*. For this myill
a carta io hind of stick la r met dad, bwt
it ia thought tha young man triad to
do the knocking with hia ted and
tharaby mat daath. Both hand* am
burned or eeorebod and tha right foot
waa a lao bum ad. Theca war* a* id to
be mariu on tha ammeter caning ad
scorched Saab. ate.
Mr. MeFayden waa a young — ad
good character and Ms tragic death
ha* brought aomrw to many hearts.
Tha funeral waa bald Sunday after
uooa at t o'clock at tha East Laurfe
burg Method!at church, of which ha
waa a member, Bar. J. B. Thompson,
tha pastor oOefetiag. The interment
wa* in tha city cemetery
WESTERN ». C. CONFERENCE.
► Full Ubtjr Rlghtr far Warn
aa—Ala* Fat an Change la
A poetics Creed Other Con
Full lately rights far women waa
voted by the overwhelm lag majority
of 11)0 to S by the Western Neath
Carolina Methodist conference. tha
aniraal aaaaiosi of which began in Try
on Street charch in Charlotte last
W ednesday. Bishop U. V. W. Dart
tngtem praaldad. The following eon
etltutianal qoestiea waa eeat from the
general oonference to annual confar
eaooa for thorn to answer
“Shall lap ns'■'sober* be eligible to
all ooafarea’s * bard* and lay eflieera
without regard to sex.”
In aider far this to bccorae tha law
at the charch It meat be passed by
ihree-fearths ef tha anneal eeafar
«eas. The Beath Georgia aaofaraaaa
last wash eiwwmnl this ixiwtliin la
the negative by a vote of 18? to W.
rna western N. C. coaferaaes rate
^meoc than the *oal of *100,000 fsr
aad dsteemiaed to sab tbs althaate
objective for this fund 12*0,0*0.
“Shall the apostlsa creed as it ap
Man ia the dindpUa* be es aaiewded
aa to sefastftat* for the words, 'holy
catholte chsrch’ the words. 'Christ's
haly eburoh?" eras another rnnsiils
dtial question submitted to the con
ference mid H Wan answsrsd ia the
sfSrmstrvs by a vet* of 117 to M.
After discussion if the world’s
present needs at the dose of the
great war aad the — y"nni'iif oppor
tunities f*r mart aswisil ssrilss hi
world-redemption, combinsd with the
ahQity of the chereh to rive, the eow
frrenoe piedynd itself to the task of
raisin* *1.7*0,000 for the yraat mb.
tenary enterprise of the Southern
Methodist (Ink, The entire fund to
be raised la mmflOO, sad this
f srene* pladgsd *7* ,000 mors than Its
7b* report *f the hoard of pahHna
tioei of th* Weston Hearth Cantina
Christian Advoeata, published at
, WAFT (OAK TO IHJ>
Crewdar mm thatamM the hoards d
ihs selective system had die task sf
taktog the yoang civilian sway frem
ordinary pursuits and sending him to
a training cusp It may new have toe
agyaaahlo doty ad putting ton
hays from the farm. «Oea and ikn
back late their eld lets wherever pe*.
LAUREL HILL NEWS.
Special to The *"*■—g
Laaral Hill, No * M.—U.M Haste
Watkiao spent a few days ia Wilatfng
ton last wask.
Tha many friends of Mr. 1. M. Ha
gan will be glad to learn ho has re
lanmd from Oamberlawd General he*.
pital, Payettornia, where be ha* bsaa '
undergoing troatasant, and is very
Hr. J. T. Ptytbe is back in tbe depot
after being in fer several *a.
Mr. Gibson Matthews ailed la
Klaatoa last weak aa lottos
serisas iUnesa of bis vbo wa
» be set
INSTALLATION ntVKB SUN
DAY at msnauAR
hsitistt c—iwii mm owiait
8p*dml fttntew, Nov. Carl S.
Cndg Now Footer.
Spodkl Installation sort has will ho
hold at th* Lonrlohncs Tzoobytoriaa
church this Sunday. Dtaoateor 1, wfcaa
Bo*. Cart B. Craig, tha mow paster,
will bo formally laatalM aa pallet at
tha FayottovM* Froabytety has bora
•ppotnted to oonrfttet thii mrytot.
Boo. W. *. Hill of Fayottovillo wilt
| pranch tha samoa; Boo. X W. Uosd
Antioch will teaks tha A ary*
!t« tha pastor, and Bov. X. W. Be
j LaachHa of Baafocd will chars* th*