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??0L. XIII. NO. 41
^ere were ilr6D7> UUes of cot
ton^ned itt Boke coanty prior
to Deo.^13, 19i7i as compared,
with 7,752 bales sdnned to Dec.
%pU, , ^ _
■ ■ W. M. McFadven.
On Christmas evening Mr. £▼•
' an Wright and Miss Ina Sinclair
' Were iuletty married, Rev. B;
Mr. Charlie Baker and Miss
A^ie GilUs were raairted Christ
mat eventng at the Piri^bytei^ah
Manse, Rev. W. C, Brown offi-
V'oiating. After tne marritigea
_ reception was given Mr. and Mrs
the,home of Ithe hride’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gil'
v iia, near town. '
At the bride’'s home atStohey
'iV ijpofaiV N on DeCi 26tbi ^1917,
t ■ ‘iir..D. B. Currie was married to
ij;; ^llisa'Emn» Gwaltney. ; '
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To all these young people The
\ ^dnroai-exteads congratulations
Annual •Stateinent '‘of the Iper
diem and iniiage allowed the
members of tb^; Bpa^ of Coun
li^ Cqmimsstdnei^ ' themselves
» from'ai?d including Dec.
^ 4th,li^6,jte and; includ- '
tetei ii dm.,
at^C^ per day, ^ $66.00
£■ ■ ^■41^.20
, 'LouiiiPadii^,.1Sonx'^ M
. RAEI?ORD, Nf^ffl’OAltoUtfi
l^i.. >7 A ^ -*
I W • /» •
Mr. Cedi Dew.
_ .»..• ^ I id. .f.
Mr. Herh^^McKdithan of Ab
erdeen is at home on a ihoit va-
Ghri8tmaa:ai home.^ ' - ' ' • ;
Editor arid Mm* ' Poole*
had all their childrm . with them
during.the h(4iday& ,
V Mr. A. D. GorC 'lpent Chri^
mas with his parent in Chad-
The men^nts have taken, or
dre taking, pr wilt take stock
before entering upoii \lgl8.
There was a two • million dol
lar tire in Norfolk, Va-A yestec-'
day. and some think it was the
work ofj^Stermap spies,' '
This is lOTSi and* is geheraHy
believed this year will see the
clbae dr the iaeaf ' World War^
Let us hppe so.'
The ik a man WM1
“.And ehtitts AlLf
K There is a man n
- ^ ^ Anything
His wife can
* r ‘ At morning'*
Mr, G- B. Rowland returned
Tuesday I'rotn ^yfen . day« visit
3p.Ant in Cnsit^as festivifios
The A C'Ufl' wheat her iuis
caust'o quite-kw^* in cadned fruit
put up in. glass , jars.'^ -We have
heard of lot Of: it freezing' and.
th'e Jars'bofstihg.• •■
Mr. NeUl. MoKeithan leftMonV
day for |i[inBtdhV ‘ whdr6''he ao-
cepte a responsiWe position .with,
tTue of t^ leading Ibu^hess con-
cdni6 of tii^t^chiy. 1_
;J 'T-heiBermans^ contihae- to at
tisifek' ‘the* British, ’‘ French'and
uriOusly and meet de-
Allies are^gradualiy .-gaining. ^
'I^ishii^ Bros."^, start a'‘pre-
reindderingtoe^Tan. iTth. You
JTpad their pg^ ad. >Theyare
Cotton wsn-^oted at thirty
The weatherman - does .not
promise apy relief soon. ^ j .,! '
. Miss Thelma r Jbhh^n' en^rS
Pea:^e Institute this week.- '■
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Miss Agnes yinclalr of VRI;
mingloh is on a visit to her home
people; ’ ; ■i ''
Prof, and Mrs, J. A. McGoo-
^n spent the holiday^ in iLa
• . lAfe-4 . . r,.» U ' , •. , *■
• Mr. J. G. Morgan and faipaily
spent Christmas with Laurin-
‘Mr. Mack McDiarnlid rnude.;a
business tnp.bo ...Goldsbuiip last
week On hiadc^ . j
yDri and .Mfs.JH. MpK.Mcpjar^'
•mid spent Christmas with- rela-
Lawrence,P.Qole has b^n se^
to an officers’ training^ schooll at
sonae point ia.-Texa84^’' ti4 J!.. '
fliv '1 fi
ii£7, U'4ay$ at $3 a day
Tkareied 193 miles at 6c, ' 9.8
)ye is a true and ac^
account of the time and ^
io4 the_County Comm[Mii
mrsinf Hoke County froaytfai^4th
day"df Dec., 1916, to aha ihdud
ing the.'«rdday-of 4?oe^l917,
Thin 2l8t day of D^., 19i7.
R. L. fiETflUNE,
-Registef cf Deeds.
'Miss Plorehoe Gordon -hf-
‘h’^ebur^,^' G“,' is'^visitiiig^ Jb^r
... .fejPiU^^oQ^the Aloes’ hpvp
recently been mafcitig' freqivjpj
destructive air' raids over
Germany, aihd it is said the (jer*-
man people are- growinglgulte
nervous, ,We shpji]
' Several dbgs'went road in 1 ojwn
..:a. last' .Week*. ,and were ' prdiritiy
killed. . . - i
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A4 the. teachers and pupila
have returned^to their respethlve
schools. _ i
Ellington and K^le.
hop .pi Off pi:d, are visiting ‘Mr^.
The jury for the January term
TP L. 1 ft of court, but we did not get the
(iiK „ D,-1 I , u- L list tor pubhcaffon'. - - .
for PluJrt.»lelphlu lb . ■'
Mrs4, Blapk. ^ ©r.-and- •Mrs.“-P: Tuaf spent
' .their,. .Christmas.. vacatUm whh
rel^ivgs.iD Aberdeeiju..,*- 1 ■
, .^^0- Porter pT Ba ffyi',
Roiile'2rwas h*pleasant caMsr ?t
t b' Ji^irhal bflSce- Mowfai^ ■’
ires;-— He^s paralyz‘*d.
s jhe'is . '
Ight. — dead.
J VV.L. Mcj^adyen
fol Montrose spem |Lhe
Pijl McGiU' ha-'’ a tame
ireity animal. This one
riferous as his kind
. 'N. F. Sinclair and N.
lyign of ’^ontrcse^--Were
Mr. Luke Bethune^^ur
Mr. W', S. Grump, a promint'nt
pitizra w^Richmond county. ,vis-|
,. ,at,weefci.., ■
:4 torem, new,, members, .have
been a^Mped to the Red, Cross In
Hokejte|entty, and the dbofhiare
co&e .'right' rh.
fraetion^Mtorebl. ^ By-t be load is
an unsatlMfetitofT way to buy it.
"“y e;;^1ains the bus-
illon. .That’s all it is.
^tting money in a
rife J ,
you get your
^-GeTiAan spiea Are-doing a lot
of niean work in our country.
Every good^tizen watch out
There was a f7o,000 fire ' at
Camp Green, Charlotte* Tues
day. The damage was cov^ered
by insurance’ -
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Miss Nannie McNeill has been
unnnimously elected assistant
euehor by I he school committee
at Aberdeen Chapel. . ..
Mjss Clifistian MbKeitlmn who
is teach«flig..in. Grev^ Creek
towjashiiK^^ GumbfcMand xounty,
sp^ lase holidays’at homer'
Tbe'Raeford -Furmture- Com4.
pSTiy erijoy^ a gieatlylgbf^ased
planning for greater things.-
The. long buildidg nearest the
railroad and nearest this waS at
the State Satiitoriumr was deK
stroyed by fire, Dec. 23rd! f And
as a results number of .patients
had to be sent home.
The Jawyere Rafeford are
mn dyer, witlvriiFbrk hnihg out
q^tipnanes jfcnr 'men drafted
work for. nothihgv ^ Boys, 1
^ Mrs. CnNm EMcflaiM.
, Mrs. A- Cameron enh r-
tsin^ a m rhber'bf-the joiam^-r,
set m} *'ednesday evenfttg •»
last vtt’ic in bonor hersHM* r.
Miss Bennie Cpcbufch, t lvf»
is a student at Peace In;
Raleigh, and Was at home'
Ihe young folks say tRey
a most enfoyable evening. - '
People want could weathc r- a
kill and sah by their pork, * ,»t ‘
this winter has been- too p-t.-uh
fra* that most of the- time i! j ee
weeks or* niore.
Three weeks ago we had t- s'x
souw with cold weather, but
last Saturday and Sunday were
the coldest days" of the winter,
the temperature reaching zero,
which rarely occurs in thi; sec
tion. There was snow S'»hir-
day accompanied by strong wind
Th? snow might have bee) two
iuches de^p, if it could i.ave
I'he was a light fall, of ; r ow
Mondav, but. the weathei lad
moderated considerably, Sunday
being the coldest day we have
had since Feb. 15th, 1899.
KISS I41«iAl®i:SSit,B, *.
-mEPH0NE'-30i .DAY-OR NtGHT
New 'Years* ReselutionSi^i^n’t
forget to i^y your 1917 'town
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* " A. E. McLEAllf:''
Chief of Police' and ‘ Tax
An Old Mole.
' ^ Thirty years ago Mr. Hughie
^^ampeH,-no,w dec^^ed, bought
' ^ small ^ay mule ham^ Mollie.
Imd although small was an un-
ally spirited and useful ani-
I. It^is said noman could hold
lljeif he took a whlj^ in the
baggy with him, althdughjshe
only weighed about 650 'wheu in
i4 hat of conditioh,
__ AJolHe ffiedj
aged 40 years. Tlie late Mi*
9iI>K^9 CanapbeJl father of our
couniymen," John H., McLeAn
apid Mlj A. CatopJbell, owned the
mule.^nd with him was a pet,
and^ihs since his been in the
of jds-jvidpw. Mts^ '4^ _ ,
phell, Mr, J H. Campbell.
jFqt a \quarter of a century
lie d^ faithfully a big mule’s
:k foOhe Campbell fapMly,,
if her deClhiihg ^years
.the .%iiidest'. ctTveatment!
lyid died .honored and respected.
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Rev. A. P. Dickson now of
gr(^ below zero Sunday morn
ing, --i^Ie one on *a south porch
registered 3 degjr^ abpye zero.
Epstein’s Department store
wilt be enlarged soon. Mr. Ep
stein is trying to ^qiire, a room
to be but out of the armory to be
up for ladies’' ready-to-
_ b of
H^ke county would have' con
tributed a thousand dollars to
graat^XA.J^v Q:t.Ai.Q8niq*_b.ut ve
are disappointed. The'
;iveD half that amount. They
should jifet another chance.
...ThABoisheviki Russian gov
ernment has refused to accept
;he Gtormw peace terms. But
theRussians arejKpjdlvided th&y
heJEnjeste 4lh.es.ijL this, war
That country is in as bad condi-
Mr. T.' C. Ingram, forrn^rly pf
Ml. Gilead, is now* depot agent
in Raeford, and -bocause there
are hb- houses' rent"in this
;own he ano h •onty f.ccupy
rob'm8:in Ml i-hk -r)f’R!-.(-nrd
bhnding>^ - g
.Vlrs. Iri.yraai to xv-f^iorti.
BTeseiit Fertilizer Situation
By J. .M. HarpM; DIroator
N» oUm of
la .more 7«d-blb94l‘
M ;a.M.. PfWoM«
Oiaa Ska fanaiH-,
and' eTerybody is
lookinCxip Mm ta
do his beat. Iti
yiew 9t the tort
World II AaBumd-
Ua golden oppor-
tuaKy not onw t«
K: HARPSR shoar '‘'bla'' nnWiaC'
lam, bnt ea egpertaaity to
?* .*** "iWk ahtmld
” ’tiovwnAi imrivv' ' iiiaximuia
yl^ urn* actok trlUi CaitiliMr,' wkloli
la ame oC the beat mm to
;A^*tofton»Wr, no, todue^ baa deen
■tora dlrMUy.afecteiil hy^e'war Bum
* todiatry. Tb« goreni'
toenC la oemmendeertag toeterlala Im
portant to tola *Bd#tj7 for tow pu^
IKwe of manimwstoriaS-^Dhdktotbito of
irir’&nd heficebda'kreatly reduend the
poeaibie' toBsage to be -vaad to ,fer-
tUiaera. b athar worda, wblto
n'attoBi Is calltogT^toi*’too rm^eslf
Bible crop-yi^ldsi thore-ltj at the
tj)ne..a grert.demand.fair'gim pi
. Some one affty iw^r. “Plants jmd
bsnnens eat the same food.** dt
nraat^be-fed fir»t.-> '
There is a ooMide;
fertilieer ingred!«nt|i j
9T, is just .as Tal*
uable as the iidtas!^ salts that were
-As -a result cf V sl,n automobile
accident Ghristma^ day Mr.itnrid'
^r&.^GolbneTHester of ''^laden
couiriy ato ^ad five-others
Mr. ^nd Mrs; Cba^-Storm, pa
rents of M'ri. ftesteiSl^r.'' Grad
8torm, a broth^ d| the dead
•’Mrs. A. P... Dickson, durinjr
:-ihi^KdAy, -Biid^ "preached* ^air
I very interesting sermon
He Fresbyterian chutch'Srun-
aborning ^ to the, few who
, ^ ^ wMtbef to' attenfi.
''^£iMWWwwewM*9w«MieeeB«npMwto * ^
Ichool iegiBs JaB.
ley Pate—all o|^f||P!aden\ 0)untv,
wetemorecr tes^j dt'diMrR^clB
ai^som’h^tattoh bo *tfre§; A.U
Iky.' "Mr? HOTter, "l^e b\^er of
» Ghevplet, lyas driving
jh^rate^ of speed;
Che road^EHey ran
a ^tton platform 'just^
4iiieBgh to4ake bSTTheir
and the jpiices
Fei^izeps' Relatively''Cheaper, '1'
Jp QOnsequ^^' o«'hlgh prices cff mi'
teriais, dae. tp; tk.elr scarcity, and b»
cause .of higher, .labor and .Iransporti^
tlon costs, fertilizers, vUl be higher
toie'-ep^iair^Sian -rtW- beftm. .x *,
^Whll^ tlM prlcjBa.df fprtlUzers hare',
advahced, 'fortunately* tof, tKe farmer,,
the priced of crops- harse advanced btill
higher, soJthat-P^tilizeca.ace relatiTo:
formerly ebtateed fnHn Oermany.
Aaid phosphate is scarce, due to the
fact that there is! a siioHage of eol-
phuric acfd—a hecesai^ aomponnd in
the manufacture ef Mid phosphdte.
Smpinuto aicid la aearM, hecaasc
rltoa, frem whiah meat of it ia mad^,
hpa'been coming from Spain and afeipa
•e net now available with whinh to
hden eompeUed to tarn to the domee-
tlc pyrites, asto resul]nst their manufac-
torlag planta to the prodnetion of anl-
phurlc acid frea bzlmatOM eStatoed
from Aoulsiana .gpd Texna, Jiu gov
ernment ia requiring of ton toetHiaer
■hnufactnrers sulphaHe aeld^ to
amounts to be uaed in tlM menafnatana
Then, too, there ia eopikiideMble tof*-
Setoty in obtaining auMpUea of rock
phoephate, because eC the ,transporta
The supply of nltratec baa also bosn
eartailed because large amount's of suP
pto^ of ammoato are beUg tahan for
relwgenitlon purposes^ and the mano-
factare of munitions. Cotton seed
meal, a Taluato*. aoeoee ad nitraim. la
being naed'mor* and aaone tor fseding
live stock. Tankage, another splendid
source of nitrogen, is also being used
for the sam purpose; consequently cot
ton .seed meal and taidcage are h^ la
Ni^nite-of soda Is mare expenaive at
the Chile mines, and ahiiming rates
hate increased enomoualy, and wund-
tion requirements are heavy.
The fertilizer manufacturers find it
hard to secure bage for sMppiag, since
there is a tremeadoue ahort^e it bur
lap! — -
.Thus it mm be easily seen (hat It wfll
be very difficult to obtain necessary
fs^lisw materials, and the farmer ^
mii^ take due notice and act accord^
^ngl^f he would make sure odgstttog
Ua iiant food. ’ / ^
:..x * Order At Once / *
The farmer must not ovW-loek
Gn aqdafter Jan,. Ist, 1918. I
wilLoffer. for the part of
I tlie PraM. Building now occu
pied by the Moore Cafe.
Mr. J! F,. jprfian, pjf White-'
ville, Columbus county, has
bought a farm from Mr, A. -P;
Stubbs, of this town, a portlob'
of the Pin.e Forest farm, and
will move'to our county at onceV
We gladly redsive all such citi
zens as Mr. jjordan.
Mr, C. W. I Woolley, a man oi
prominence, has sold his farm
near Mt. Gilead m ^ Montgomery
^punty, and has bcugfit another
Tn Hoke, (sensible man!) over-
near the Scotland line:,and he BRING^YOUR WHEAT'and
FGR SALE.—Boiler ai4d engine
The price will be right. - Call
OR. -.X M. S. McDiarmid,- ;
Raeford, N- C.
PEAS- Farmei*8,'sell me
G. H. McKAY,
Maxton, N. C.
has also bought the mercantile
business of A. E. Criirop in
^Wagram and, witn his family, is
ibyihg to that town-
Notice to Red Crou Workers
com to us to grind. Satisf ac-
-tioii guarantee.. ■ Best service
,. Raeford Po.'^r St.Mfg, .Co.
FOR RENT—Nice! and roomy
store''id good locality with
^ good - prospect ,for - business:
• rent reasonable.’ See or writo
. x.w J."W, TOWNSEND,
Roekfi^, N. C.
You are all requested to meet
at the Red Cross Rooms at 2
o’clock, P. M. ne^' Tuesday,
Jan. 8th, tofidish packing^sup-’ ‘ 4^ PUBLIC
plies for shipment. . IWHEN-YOU NEED A? DRAY,
Mrs. F. B. SEXTON, I leave call for J. Pend^ Moore
Treasurer. 1 af ^phbne Nb!'B.
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THE ACTIVE BANK FOR ACTIVl
.hale |0t coltpn with Jta q«e(J, wig boy
.more. fexUUzfir.today .tlwyi. fvftj hefoVe.
JTh^ fsmie is. true oy a bushel of com;
a Biislier of/wheat; a'Msliel df p^-
nuta ; a ditfsK'el-of potatoes, etc,
“' W%rS>KrfHteem At#'- Scarce
' The causes of the shortage-of fwtU-
lerkUt'tosir, Jm.summarlaed ^
ike way, most of otjfr
Imnwising daily. The railroadii are Ito-
argUy liverirhelnied. They have, (heilr
tbi^ kMB eoinptiled to rule PM flto-
tillgiua aad* frright |x general mast
mitiim to toll'carload tots, which means
dan ‘most bektoade^o thUr
'r Thgtvtere, Mr.^ Tg^^er, wder your
iMtUlaets NOW; pfdw PLJENTY of
.thf^* age them libiihuiyglligiadioidaa'
- . „ ^ T - — IVe jid^' thlM sdonre maztoamnyMlda.ef
Ctownany. The cn^tf, -and-so- do yoar'phrt 'tnwaptoV
haw..aiih-tli»’.jmQ]het ia prodaoodi
_to :fWa MWVUTr. I»t>3t~fir7fir
it the same time yo« taciftoPLltohr
The ideal depository fin? SIH^US'fimds.
„ ; land cdntmuaUy growing*. /..
s.-'w. COOPEBl,fte»^A; b: "