LIEUT. ALEX L. JAMES I
ONE OF PRESIDENTS AIDS |
Liwbkwf Man Honored—la Ralectad
Aa One of President Wilson's Aids
for Iks Winter.
It will be quite Interesting to the
Urge circle of bis Laurlnburg friends,
to know that Lieut. Alas L. Janes,
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. James, be
cause of hit eminent fitness, has boon |
salsctsd as one of the aids to Presi
dent Wilson for tbo winter.
The select loo of one for this post is
quits s distinction, and a great com
pliment to one's fitness far the die- ■
charge of the peculiar and careful
duties that coma with tha distinction.
Tha aids are selected from both the
.. army and navy branches of the ser
vteee. Regarding the appointment or
the aids sad their duties, wa dip tho
following from tha Washington Star:
Now that the aids are selected and
tha Whits House social calendar an
nounced, the leaders of smart and of
ficial society are busily preparing their
dates, and tbs social secretary haa
corns into her own; for notwithstand
ing there ta a great war ragtag, this
is to be a brilliant social season.
Tho arrangement of this social pro
gram haa been pronounced by diplo
mats and authorities in tbs etiquette
of precedence a masterpiece which
would do honor ta the moot noted ar
biter at court etiquette abroad, where
such matters are almost questions of
life and death, and where a mistake
has been known to cause not only
strained relations between foreign
countries but has actually brought on
It ia a trying situation which con
fronts official entertainers this win'er,
when tho rep resents tivei of the coun
tries at war are to be entertained and
a distinguished company at no tables
askad to mset them. It is like touch
ing a lire wire, or the problem of tha
young lady who (a granted leave to go
eut and swim, hat waned not to go
near the water.
Washington society, official and un
official. and particularly tha younger
set, la always an the qel viva unt;'
the social aids for duty at the Whit*
— ■wwi‘iiw www mat* ha—
baan assigned, or rather nominated,
as Col. William W. Harts, chief mili
tary aid to tha Pro* id eat. so nleaty
peta it- This'sets the social ball roll
ing, and the next thing to be desired
la tha official calendar for tha state
functions, for no hostess can arrange
her cerise of dinner*, ball* and recep
tion* until she knows what the White
House program 1* to be. An invita
tion from tho President la considered
a command, and tha baat-naturad hos
toee in tha world daaa riot Uka to saa
• guaat of honor snatched from her
vary dinner table at the last moment
heeaaae of an invitation to tha White
Cot. Harts, Engineer Corps, U. 8.
A., and superintendent at public build
bigs and grounds, upon wham tha daty
devolves at mlocting tha social aids
who are to assist tho ProskUnt in en
tmtateiac his guests at tha large an
tertslnwris, has left nothing to ho
dmfaed In Urn way at picked asm, fit
aad with all tha accomplishments re
quired in this trying position.
Than w(U he bachslon in plenty;
eleven oat of tho thirteen aide to act
as squire at dames will wrist ia hasp,
lug la enter tha line at Impatient sad
gaedta who an waltlag
te paw before the receiving party at
am of tha official Tsrspllnis such w
tha Army and Navy aria, or tha w to
the Supremo Court, whoa aeweral
thousand Invitations are issued. Thabo
bodal attaches must poaaaw wveir
fahu, ho good linguists, good damns—
aad all-round agreeable saw. Several
of those selected by Col. Harts are
twenty-right and under, and several
more are around thirty-five, the Mae)
ago for a bachelor.
Now, while there an thirteen rids
named for duty as e sals tents to the
President, sa a matter of fact there
a— usually only five whose aerviow
are required; the ether right era what
Ool. Harts calls the “rose* i ■ force,’'
who hold thauiRelvw In rtedbmw to
aerve at tha Urge state receptions,
dinners with the Prwkleat. or detail
ed w escort for a Visiting dignitary.
Thew thirteen men are all on duty
ia the different departments here, aad
»* their aerviow for thaw social af
fairs are eridom required until after
office hour* are over or (a the even
ing* K daw not let erf «— ho any way
with their rootftve work.
Gapt. Richard P. William*, who Is
the crack shot of the Marin* Corps,
la also fat the haehelar daw with Dr.
Oraywa aad Comwaador Frier.
Lieut. Paul H. Seated* and Lieut.
Ohertw R. Betti*, afw tram Georgia.
Mr. a W. L. Smith Lmm Heme by
Fire—Chpr-ch to bo Moved to Wa
Mr. R. a McMillan, after spending
the holidays with hia mother, is leav
ing to complete hia law coarse In Co
Mr. McNatt Conotey is rapidly gath
ering new material for a new rael
dsnos on his farm near Wagram. Ru
igori bn gathering as rapidly as the
Mr. D. W. a Smith's beautiful resi
dence in Riverton was burned to the
ground today. This occurred during
tbs noon boor, therefore the /nng.njr
of the farm bell did not attract a
crowd as rapidly aa it would have
done at any other hour, as those woo ;
heard it thought It the usual noon
bell. Almost everything wai hat ex
cept what a «mali Utrd of helpers
could quickly save. ai*. Sn it . will
live with bis aunt at the old Livings
ton home steed until he rebuilds. I
Mr. E. C. Smith, of Wsgmn, who
was successfully operated upon at
Baltimore will, we are gled U» learn,
I will be at home again about the 16th.
Your, reporter interviewed Aunt.
; Caroline Livingston, who is a very !
does student of affairs mihwnt It.
Europe.' Net quoting verbatim, 1 will
ssy she is shedding no tears ovor tbs
i physical misfortune of Germany’s
Wagram will soon begin the erec
tion of a brick bank building and twx
or three new brick stores.
The Baptiste of Spriag Hill have
decided te move the church to Wa
gram. They now have $10,000 sab
scribed toward the construction of
their new church.
At present 1 withhold the name of
aa enterprising business man who
rums the watar power and ie quietly
investigating the practicability of
lighting Wagram and community with
electricity. This enterprise should re- j
ceive the staunchest support frem
We regret that some of oar bathe
el over the road th rough Riverton so
seldom. Not that we wish to estrange
them from the “Lost Cease” elsewhere
—but primarily that they might be
come acquainted with a much abused
road at their construction. Might we !
drop a alight hint T This is leap year.
The above mentioned bachelors arc
eligible in the word's fullest mean
ing., Each can be found living oe a
most properly built and very well
maintained sand day road. Snatch
them from their anvironmasits. Carry
them on a tour of discovery ovor the
Riverton road. Give them a i—tmf
vision of romance in Riverside Park.
If you bn tactful you can smooth out
the rough places in life—end the Riv
Tba managers af the span home
wired the manager ef the Wilmington
opm house yesterday asking about
the Harry Stewart Company, which
to booed to ptey hare Monday night,
aad received a telegram from Manager
Bailey of Wilmington stating that the
Hatty Stewart Company gave entire
satisfaction to hie patrons.
Fire Saturday Night.
Fire of an unknown origin Satarday
night burned a paetmger car and a
•nral tool heaee the property of the
Laertaburg A Southern Fathead,
The ear was soe the railroad drat
»*ed as a passenger ear, hut which
had bean discarded as each. It sms
being need as a sleeping qBarter for
some of the eeettou hands, aad was la
sated near the railroad ea Mtddtotou
Heights, the tool house was close by
It The dre was discovered about
10 o’clock Saturday night and had
made such headway that It was impas
sible to save either the ear or the
A colored man, who was sleeping
in the car, ws» slightly burned about
the face and hands. He was peace
fully sineping and doubtless would
have boon burned mors seriously, had
he not been promptly aroused by seme
one who discovered the blase. The
toe* was a slight one.
Corps; Lieut. Gordon R. Yonng and
Lieut. James A. Derat of the sum
branch; Lieut. Alexander L. James ed
tha cavalry, whose uniform will give
u brim oat touch to tha bias roam;
Ltout-lCdwta M. Watson, "Watson
from Virginia,” aad Llect, John A.
Baird of the asset artillery.
tha eoriaTeuJ riTthTPraaMmrt b»
eauaa they peaeeaa all tha serial as>
eompHehmeoU requisite to make them
THINGS PERT WQ TO UFE
HOW DOES YOUR - - -
Did it ever give yoa much oo noses
u to bow you gat your money ? I do
not mean aa to the amount of it, but
ae to whether you are honaat or dis
honest in obtaining it. Ia ail of it
clean and bright, or ia some af it drip
ping with tho blood of others or with
the filth of your dishonorable doings?
How many people have been made
dissatisfied to afford you aatiafaetloo?
How many made poorer to make you
Perhaps the law was on your aids
and you did nothing illegally. Still
this ia not the first time that an
■crupnlout men have had an unjust
law on their side and used it At any
rate, you eloaad the poor man out did
you not, aad turned off the widow who
bed no defender? And the ignorant
negro who did not know ose law from
another, yoa made him smart severe
ly. He felt that things were wrong
somewhere, but he oould net aay Just
wherein, and no one cared enough to
make you deed fairly with him. Aay
aray, it waa a common and sinful
thing on your part, was it not?
Did yoa ever receive an axtorthm
ate rate of internet on the quiet? As
tha wrestlers aay, "You had him on
ths hip." He must here soma money
quickly, aad you alone could get it for
him, and having the advantage of him
you toch too much intercot. Of
coarse he could have kept yon from
it if he had pot the matter ia the
court, but you knew well that thla was
just what he did not want to do. Yen
satisfied your conscience by laying
that he needed it bod enough to pay
a little extra for it, and that It waa
nothing more than he should have
done under the circumstances, aad
that you might aa wall profit by It aa
for aome one alas to do so. Or stay
be you did net pay attention to a lit
tle matter like conscience. What had
eonseienca to do urith what you were
Aa a pmfeeeirmal man It waa tat ‘
for you to decide the charge. Wasj
■it r>wnierBy turn -aitof
were worth, ar by what you thought
you might get out af tha traniaqtfan ?;
To what extent waa your tD,
solved in it ? Did yea tell »*<«»» that
you charged them more because you
thought than able to pay? A fine
thing came . under my observation
tome time ainea. A certain wealthy
man passing through a community
waa taken sick. Ho called In a physi
cian who was in humble circumstances
to wait upon Mm. Ho made him a faw
visits, and whec asked afterward far
his bill for services aad expenses, ren
derad a statement for a nutter «t
twenty-five dollars. The patient be
ing lurprlasd said, "What, do yoa not
know that I am a wealthy man and
able to pay you many times bum
than this?” The physician answered
Mm, "1 do not care hew much yoa are
worth, my services are worth Just thla
much, and I am charging only fear
Ai a business man. how Mi you
represent tho goods? Whet pries did
yon pot upon them? Woo H accord,
tag to tho real worth of tho arHctao,
or did yoo take advantage of the Ig
norance of the wirttmur and make «
Uttte extra off of him? Do you not
toaombpr that with a coeftdsattel
Mood you had a laugh ovar tha taoi
dsut? About lha way you outwitted
tha suotnmsr. But after all let aa
aak if It wae worthy a man of keao*
te do ouch a thing? As a workman,
wkat price dM you put upon tho pises
of work? Did you say, “Well, they
will not know any hotter and ao I wfll
charge them ao mush and so mush?”
How easy ft to for you te Justify
yourself hy sympathy and pity and by
comparing your actions with thorn of
other people. You claim that you
weed the money and moat have ft some
hrnr and ao persuade younolf that it
Is justidable to got ft any way (pos
sible, so long ao ft ft dose without
detection. Then too yoo say that
other* arc obtaining it in this man
ner and to keep up with them you
mutt do tho tame. And beside this
others would do you as mean a trick
| If they could, so yea will just keep
■ftftff with the nut for four teat ieme
body will think that you are better
than they. I wteh vsry mute that
you won better tesu they.
*a* me bog you to asruttats very
eioeffy your manner of getting aumoy.
Look bask end eoo if you ksW 1*
tednd ft unjustly te tee post Koto
wed oil tha pomuft soariao of you*
_i WRITES OF HIS VISIT.
1 D. T. Hargrave of Cite. 8. C,
MSMIs of the Program Ho Noted
1 While Vioitiag Hon.
L lata riait to Leorinburg disclotod
• jfexprising development in Ane build
a If and town improvements amount
ing| to potteopo a half million dollars,
i oarroondlng country ia also greet
to Hu farming facilities,
agricultural machinery, as
as in lino stock
kt too home of Hr. H. W. McLanrin
shown about two handled head
bog* of virk)<i» him aad
At the home end Aim form of
McKinnon I eow o largo barn of
from floor to rafters like
i of elavory oad a good supply
caving machinery aad a groat
of flae poultry. At this borne
beautiful daughters to look af
tee household affairs, which it
ta& uncommon in that country where
m H of aur Marlboro country wives
j m as from and maintain the old school
d The fine asphalt streets aad several
Baa of concrete sidewalks gives the
■ me city-like appssrants aad mads
h a feel Uks putting oa city airs, but
1 At harking facilities of Laurin
jrg an extraordinary. The first
b eternal Bank was organised in IMS
fgjth A. L. James preaidaot and T. J.
at .11 cashier, who have served the pub
qs so as to keep the character of tbo
teak up to the highest standard of |
mtetr own characters. The State
trank is ooa of the yomigsr institutions
U the banking business la Laurinburg
i^pd baa had a moat pbsnomlnsl eue
aa, as has the Scotland County Sav
Bank. There arc three cotton
with the money subscribed for
fourth, the extraordinary oil mill
' tho McNair flour Mill with a oe
/ons hundred barrels per
mmjBeted) go to show tbs
^vL' SmSTTiBa <*'
cowniy, SCOUAM ODOMJ
Jgi tbo Arst la tbo melon Industry,
rVer a thousand car loads being shlpp
2 during the last season besides other
J arfcet stuff.
1 The monument ia front of the court
. mao ia than in parpatoote tbs mem-1
f y tbo fine work done by that great
* neater, Honorable W. Q. Quakcn
I mb, who sacrificed so much in eecur
f g Heat la ad county against sack ter
I* Be apparition.
One thing can be said of Scotland
maty—It loads the State ia roads,
. cat which other counties can take
J rumple, Marlboro county for in
* I was dad to see my little boy
. lead of tweaty-Syo years ago, Mac
scaur on, an important factor in the
I oarinburg Exchange.
D. T. Hargrave,
GUo, 8. C.
A jury <■ the Becordar Court Tnas
. ijr returned what is believe! to have
* mu the most unusual and freakish
odiet ever recorded in the courts— •
’ l leeet tUe la the oyhtioo of the local
" damps who are familiar with Jones
* id thatr usual mode sf returning var»
■ ots. '
* Tha ease wee eoa ta which a yotmg
m was being triad for tha lareeny
f a oalf. Tha eaaa was a hand fought
° m s*d lasted througbcut the entire
° ty had wad la to iha sigh.
Tha vaadiet af tha Jury »vs that tha
, of widest waa guilty af taking a calf.
?Jpw» this question they wars agreed,
MUtPBtED IN MAKLBOIQ|
ky Vmi Qrick^kMthi Otew
id at Boykin Chunk.
laity Monday night of teat *uk,
Emerson Wright, aged M years, a
dtisen at iha Gibeon section of the
oouaty, wee shot and ao seriously
wounded that ho died two days later
in the Hamlet Hospital without re
The (hooting occurred about V
o'clock ciooo to Boykin church, jaet
over the State line, tad about two
mi lee front Gibeon.
According to the information avail*
•Mo, Mr. Wright arnl Ma brother. Mr.
Manly Wright, were returning from
Bennctterille whore they had boon
dering tho day attending tho nsual
trade day bold in that town tho Aral1
Monday in each month. At Boykin
church they mot throe man, Masers.
Land end Eh Quick and Frank Stan
ton, all Marlboro poopla Tho place
of mooting waa a dona one in tho
rood, and In paaalng, tha Wright
brothers, necessarily passed close to
tho other portico. Ao the tee me were
passing. Land Quick, it lo said, cursed
Smith and said; “you had bsttar drive
over ns," to which Emerson Smith re
pKod "yon nssdnt talk as big about
At this Urns, Quick caught held of
SaUth and polled him out at hia bug
gy and kasekad him down. Smith,
as aoon as he could get up, returned
to hie baggy and started driving off.
About this thua three pistol shots
rang oat. Two of them ml Mod their
mark, the third entering the buck of
Emerooo Smith’s head.
Dr. E. A. Livingston was hurriedly
colled from Gibson and at once malia*
ried tbs wounded rasa to Hamlet,
where he was placed in the Hamlet
Hospital for treatment. ‘Tho wound
waa of such a serioua nature that
no operation was performed. Mr.
Wright died Wednesday sight without
The body waa broaght to tha faatfly
>mn*jr*w fl»aa> Thursday susmiag
sad buried is tho , family burying
Mr. Wright, who arse a sou of Mr.
Jim Wright, was, it is said, a young
man of peaceful and quiet disposition,
end the sad ending of his young life
has brought much sorrow to many
heart* ia tho county.
It is reported that two of the parties
who an thought to be reopoaaibU for
hie death, have been placed under
Another Account of the Tragedy.
Gibeoa, Jan. 7.—Emerson Wright,!
of this pines. died yesterday following1
• wound received Monday night whan
ho was 8rod on wkUe returning Hocne
from Becuiettavilic. OAeen an
Marching for Laud Quick, who, it is
charged, did the sheeting.
Mr- Wright woat to BeanettaviUe
Monday and waa returning heaoe Men*
day night. About eight o'clock two
Bailee treat of Gibson, ho drove up Bear
a buggy o»d told the parties that he
waa to a hurry to gut homo and
would drive by them. Soma one in the
otter buggy told him that he would
kill the Ant sue who attempted to
drlva by hire. Mr. Wright, af eoune
thought he waa euly Joking with Uu
aad kept on driving. Jaat as ha got
ia qt qq^q qqq 6K9&
foar ttowa. the last baB hitting Mr.
Wright to tha hack of the sack.
Ha waa kortied to the ”—rT~t Boa*
pHal. at which place be died yeetaeday
morsuag at 12 hO o’clock.
aea an yesterday mernlag's train and
were buried this morning at ’flu
Wright wmmmtj near his home.
Mr. Wright wu from ana at the
hart families i» this sectloa and Ma
>»waased oaaa hare amor Manta who
sympathise with them In their Bor
The first pel# of the year that ie of
farad by Frank Thom too, of Payette
rlUa. la now on aa will ho notad from
aa adraftlamnent in another part of
thia payer. Mr, Thom too oaaa the
eelamna of this paper to adeerttoo his
business etta thouglHt is In Payottm
rill*, hacaoae at the feet that tUa
payer goaa to a greet artsy of readers
that ha waste ta roach, and from
wheat ha gats a liberal patronage.
Ha eooU sat reach them ta amr way
that wiS get him sooh erthfretory
raaaha, aa the aaa of ear oohnm**.
i _ *
Bit tight, amBa ser^miy, and let
the other fallow tsar. Whan • fat
tow VMM too head It's aa rrllnn
ho haaat amah head ta tooa.
Aad asm far mother year at ip
ANGUS McLAURIN BEFORE
Cengriss fwillooiii By the
Muter Thomas Man] raoertiy n
cal rod a latter from tea rant, Mrs.
Mw H. Bail, who wdici in the dtp
of Washington, D. C. It appears that
while the Pan American Congress wan
In acaalon la that dtp, there waa a
public catnrtalnmcnt or antetetteh
given ia that palatial hotel. The Xew
Willard, (bowing What pragmas had
bean aaada ia tha adoration of (ha ehU
dran who arc ban daef and dumb.
The latter gaaa aa te aay: “Year
day evening te tha Mow WilMTh
bear soma of tha moat celebrated aaa
advancement made la teaeUag dent
mutei. Now who yon anypwee earns
ruablag ap te ate saying “Tbomaa
Neal's auntie," “Tbomaa Neal's ana
tie", and lo and behold it was Uttta
McLraria, who waa oat te sop
father wiB tsd yon is ana of tt* grant
assn of this day. Aagm woa Invited
te go te tho otago ami write tea usage
end residues oa the blackboard. This
be did te a plate hgfbte hand—Aagaa
McLrarin, Lrartnburg. North CWra
liaa. Ho wn then ra goes ted to am
noaneo what ho hod written, and whoa
ho did ao, the radiance cfaoorad Wn.
He looked so sweat ad handsome.
I aant.te Use stage far him rad bbs
daead Urn to yonr nouaias Utastt aad
BherUTW. fSrt&SiUteaJdfc' aim of
tha brlghtmt aad moat iatereott«
tads that Laartebatg has y~«—
in many year*.
Ha te today nidi ia Mm hlTTBaifth
birthday, and hte fatter la spending
the time with him in Washington. Car
which place he left Tuesday evening:
In East Laarteborg on January ttb
at about awvaa o’clock p. m. Mia BO*
lit Norris Iipntid this Ufa. bote
about fifty-two 7aura ate.
Mrs. Norris was bora te Marten
touaty. Booth Carolina, bat had Hup*
hart for about twelve years. Her Wat
®naaa waa aot of a vary long dera
tion, bote* naiathiii* like two week*.
Her ltfa had counted far mu* bora.
Bba waa a amt devoted aunhr of
the Mart Laarteborg Methodlet
caote a ere* tba aaMirin* U wen bar
vcytodaaa Har fries te were amity,
grandmother, fibs waa oat adnentad
la tba «*«■!«. bat sbs had long sat at
Jama’ feat and bad Iramil te Hlau
Tba funeral aanteo waa eoadoetad
by her pooler. Mm. J. ». Tboaiya la
*be Earn Laarteborg Methodist char*
Buadoy atena at S otteafc. A
envdod bonaa waa one of the mU
bold. After tba fhaanl astta te
body waa laid to rest te the city ceow
tsry, tin God than oaaunon It te the
The eharck sad caoaaaaity kaartfiy
k,mpatbtee with tba aoirowtag mm.
The announrsment of the marriage
d lira. p«iar D. Joesa, of l anth
bvg, R. P. D. No. 3, to Mr. X F.
Doarea, of Hamlet, which inurnl
Wadneaday night el last week, aaraa
ae an interesting earpeiae to thalr
The mintage eras perforated by
Rer Mr. Harold, Baptist minister of
Hamlet < jj&
Mn. Doarea is the widow of the Into
Peter D. Joan, and has many fHends
and rnteUeas in Brsttand county. Mr.
Doanee is a hnaber manafseturar and
dealsr of Bankt
^The^ Trrhaaga Jnina thatr many
Card af Thanhs.
■^Bw family af Mn. 8s Ola Norris