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&4V0L. XXIV. NOl 14
RAEFORD, NORTH CAROyiRAi:
AY, JULY 12, 1928.
Mr. Mortloch McUod Passes; [ GREAT FOURTH OF JULY
Mr Mur loch McLeod,, a raanj The citizens'o^ Hoke county
long pr^naioeDt in the affair of‘enjoyed the 4th of July very
' both Church and State in this ihuch we believe. Some two
section, died at hijs^ome in Que thousand totwentv five hundred
...whiffle township last Wednesday
ii(iorntrig, July 4th, In the 80th
year of bis- He was 79 Jast
Mr. ftcLeod was elected Rol
ing Elder in Sandy Grove church
more than 60 years ago, and
served that church until Shiloh
church was organized, of which
be was a charter member, and
he was elected Ruling Elder in
this church also, in which caps'
jcity be served the remainder of
j j He was very active in cnurch.
|nd was instrumental in' doing
great good. Especially was he
servicable in Sunday school
work, in which he was a great
He was a most cordial man, al
ways' true to his friends, ajid a
prince of entertainers, His hos-
pitality knew no bounds.
He leaves a wife, who was
Miss' Margaret Currie before
marriage, and three sons, Messrs.
Graham McLeod and Elbert Mc’
Leod of Timberland, R. 1, and
Rev. Murdoch McLeod of Pine
hurst; two daughters, Misses
Htiile and Currie McLeod, who
are at home.
The funeral was conducted
from Shiloh ch’orch Thursday
morning by his pastor. Rev A
D. Carswell, in the presence of a
large gathering of relatives,
friends and neighbors, and the
floral tribute was one of the
largest and prettiest we have
A^ good man has gone, one
who will be missed at the fire
fallen in Israel today.''. ‘ '
rcpulatioD in 1927
North Carolina’s population in
l927 was estimated at 2 897,000
an increase of 320,000 over the
official 1920 census, the bureau
of census, United States com
merce depurtiiient, has notified
the State Hoard of Health,
'I’he populaticn, the bureau ol
census said, was e.stimated upoi
the basis of average im Mi, death,
immigration and emigration fig>
Mr. A. J. Fuller showed us tin.
fi lest plum we have ev. r scan
a few days ago He doi^sn’
know the name of Mm . vaiiety,
but they are aboiji, the siz i of or
Mr J. E Polston had drivei.
away wiMi Ins show lust TIjoia-
dav, when two young fellows ar
rived in town looking for the
wild animal on exhibition whirh
they claim. From iheir stoiy
we learn, that one of them (i.hej
are cousins, they sav) traded the
animal to the man who brought
it to Raeford, but the other ob
" jected to the trade, and now they
seek to repossess the animal.
^ Tney seemed to think all they
had to do, when they found the
' thing was to take possession
> butthdy may have trouble re
gaining possession. Mr, Polston
will hardly surrender property
for which he paid several hun
dred dollars without a legal bat
tle in the courts.
L sid^ in the church and in
/ TjState. Truly “a great man
came to town that day, and en
joyed the various 8j[)ort8 and con.
The parade consisted of Co. L
Parkton, Hattery F of Raeford,
a goodly number of World War
and Spanish American Wyr vet
There were a few Confederate
veterans, but they did not join
The competitive military drills
were good, and both companies
showed good training
Hon. Brvce Litte of WMlsoh,
who was introduced in a few
chosen sentences by Mr, E S.
Smith, made a very eloquent
patriotic speech, but few heard
it, because of the lateness of the
hour, and the unbearable heat.
The picnic dinner was the suc
cess of the occosion. There was
an abundance for the large
crowd present, and a lot left
over, j Thesq; Hokeites are great
at feedin^ihe hungry.
The wafer polo*was a most in
teresing feature of the day’s fes
tivities It was a rough game
but gamely played.
The base ball game between
Parkton and Raeford was rather
a one sided affair, as Raeford
won 14 to 0. But there were
The fireworks display was
grand. We do not believe it
could have been improved upon,
and a large crowd witnessed the
We may not have another big
Fourth of July celebration soon,
but this one yas a success every
bodv says. *-Bat 4rom afihAncial
standpoint 4C'' view, somebody
Robeson County News.
Mrs. ,lohn T Weaver, 82, of
hapel Hill, mother of Mrs. A
J. Holmes of Lnmbertoii and
Mrs, T. I). Hatcher of Faryette-
ville, died at the lioine ot toe lat'
ter Suruiav afternoon, July Isi,
a 3:l0 after an iluiess or lum
Mr. Robert J. W'aL^oii who
lived on the Fainnont, roail, iieor
Loinbrfton, di'd Frid.iy Juiii
29iJi, at i") p. m. at the age of 71
years, liisdealh was loa uii-
exileded as he liad been in i .
heiiMi for several monili.s —
1 r jiiiages in the anioiint of
OUO are asked by vllss Kiiih Nea
l>ullock ot Lumberton ag.iiii.si
the Q.ieen City Co ich Co., foi
indignities sh is alh'geil to havi
been subjected to wliile she was
passi'Mger on the bus from Char
lotte to Lumberton on the night
of February 23, l928
I’he first dog kennel in NorMi
Carolina witn a trainer who ia
considered the beat in the United
States and a hunter’s club that
will be a rendevous for hundreds
from many of the JSoriherii
states is the latest thing the
county of Robeson has to boast.
. When Mr- and Mrs, a. R. Bur.
ris of the Plytet Colhmunity in
Stanly County were about to
lose their entire crop on account
of sickness and a death in the
family. 73 neighbors met at the
farm, worked out the crops har
vested the wheat and the clover
Mrs. W. M. Fairley, Mrs. W.
T. Covington and Mrs. G. B.
Rowland are attending a South'
w.ide Conference of Presbyterian
Women’s organizatoiiis in Ashe
ville this week.
Dr, A. A. McGeachy, pastor
of the Second Presbyterian ot
Charlotte, hasretired from active
work. But the church will con
tinue to pay him hia-salary and
requests that be live in the
manse at Myer’s Park, which
was built for him as pastor of
bay and did other needed jobs the,church. Dr. McGeachy is a
about the place.
native of Laurinburg.
LOCAL ITEMS. "SI
Mr. G; C- Lyttie yras ''selling
green peas in town Friday." ‘
Mr. J. A. Patterson of Scot
land county was in the city
Mr. w. L Bethune is in
Charlotte Sanatorium for treat-
Mr. J. A. Niven is recovering
his residence—that is if he can
get anybody to do the job.
Dewberries got so low in price
the growers quit picking before
they were anything like thru.
No, they are not well pleased
with what they are paid for
their cucumbers Too many
Dr. Sumner of Asheville was a
guest of Dr. Matheson of Rae'
ford for a day or two last week.
The spraying of beans help
keep the bean beetles in subjec
tion, we know, for we have
Mr. Lawrence McNeill
rhomasville spent a few days
with relatives in the city last
All the other county papers
got behind bn the Fourth, but
The Journal came out two days
With all the jam of cars - in
Raeford last Wednesday night,
there was not one car bumped in
'.“We are glad to hear of im
provement in the condition of
Mr. John Archie Currie, who
has been sick for several weeks.
Farmers say the yield of to
bacco will.not be so good this
year, for the plants are not de
veloping so well as they ’ should.
and EditoirXrchte; with theirs
will come to their summer cot
cages at Riverton, near Wagram,
Those long engaged in cotton
growing say they never saw cot
Con start fruiling better in theii
lives- The plants are well load
> d with forms now,
A young white man named
ii.ii'rteld ol S lint I’aiiLs has lieen
indicted in several cases for lar
ceiiy. ^This shows the trend ol
the young man of the lime.
C iLton lost $5 a liale Monday
oecausi* the guvermn^iit report
showed over fc>,wi-u per centum
inercise ;u:rea;4e planted, but
tne carryover Miis'yeur is small.
I ’eople slionld store throughout
the year a bountiful supply ot
iooii., enough and some to spare,
11 iio tnem lor a whole year,
tnen they may,declare their in
Some or them say their cotton
IS small, but it will not be a
year Old until next spring, and
if hey can save it from the
irost, they may have a good
crop next year,
Patsib, little,daughter of Mr
and Mrs. N. B Blue, fell agaiiisi
the soap rack in the bathtub last
Thursday and cut her chin to
the bone. Dr. Matheson had to
stitch the wound.
Miss Mary Eliza McFadyen
won the prize in the popularity
contest, received a diamoned
ring, but is uncrowned Miss
Hoke County, as this was not
settled until Thursday morning.
It appears the same widow and
four little boys, who came to
Raeford last week, and whose
husband had died in Eastern
North Carolina last March, was
in Laurinburg two weeks ago
begging, and the husband had
died in Georgia in that case.
&«#wstroyed crops in
ily July 4th.
IHassell Rush of
ilown last Fri
ll# rep limed re
1 May 26th,
Miss Irma Nisbet has returned I HCADQUABTEU
from a visit to Miss Margaret | FORT BRAGO. N. CL
Adams at Barium Springs. j July 7,
Miss Alice Nisbet has returned 1 Memorandom Nmkir07.
from a week’s visit to her grand ^ There will be Rifle flftas
Max ton apd-
ias as many items
if, but no long
l^troyed the old
lotel in Raleigh
6^ a loss of $200,'
ii pretty damaging
iveiity First town’
llid bounty on the
on the 4th and
^ of the county
las been very hot,
last spring is
and we are glad.
lotte Curtis of
mise McComb ot
:'kuests of Misses
uerite and Hallie
Sd'it is noi^ estimatea that the
peach crop fir this year is more
than twl^|i' large as that of
1927, so it-i^ltot probable that it
will be pipmkhle-.
The seaB(||^lin v e been u n ^av -
orable for production so
far this ye^ll^Aftd the price has
steadily advtt^clFd. And the boll
^^^tauses prices to
rpse bushes with a
’.^nd, the , rOses
There is an abundant crop of
acrons on tne oaks this year.
People used to be glad to see
good mast years, liecause they
killed hogs in the woods audj
game animals were fatter.
Last year’s crop of shipped ap
pies may be bought in Raeford
stores, and that is something
that was unknown a few years
ago. They used to give out
The cane crops are neglected
as a rule alway.s, for that, cr.ip
will stand, and when it is work
ed it will grow and produce, and
the prospect for syrup this year
IS now at zero.
Beans and Irish potatoes, in
fact, all truck crops proved moii-1 named Causee, filing threi
ey losers this year so tar. And
those who are growing cucum
bers are not hopeful of breaking
event)!! the crop.
Mr. J E. Polston bnuglit that
hiigb.-arleoap.inl wolfhogdog tliat,
m III from, ihe mountains vras
extiiUiling lice, and ho w i.l cijti
tmue tne show in ttie several
towns over the country.
We had sweet potatoes July
8.1i, wuich we had bought, from
Mr. H. (J. Goodman. They hac
nearly dried up, but some were
good, and that is late enough to
keep potatoes. These hardly
last the year arouna.
Mr. M. McLeod was the first
person buried at the new Shiloh
church at Montrose. The church
officers bought last week four
acres additional land so they
may have a cemetery. The
church now owns 7 acres.
Greenville, S. C., July 6-
Heury B. Boland, 26, employe
of the Piedmont and Northern
Railway shops, was electrocuted
today white employed at the
shops in this city. Boland died
mother and aunts in Charlotte.
Gov. Gam Morrison is to take
the stump for Gov. Smith, and
so will Max Gardner, we read.
Both are good speakers, and live
L. W, Parish defeatel A. L.
Pursell for cotton weigher at
Wagram in a second primary
run off Saturday, June 30th by a
vote of 138 to 128.
Fou'-th of July celebrations
turoughout the nation were.held
at the cost of more than 5(T liV^s,
according to reports from a score
of Key cities Wednesday night
The Mid West with a score of
persons , dead—reported the
John Adams and Thomas Jef*
ferson died on the 4th of July.
1826, Adams dying about two
hours before Jefferson Adams’
last words were: “Jefferson still
lives” James Monroe died July
The plastering in the Page
Trust (’o flanking room fell
prettv badly after th« building
was first occupied, sbtheplaster
ing was all knocked down, ,,and
metal ceiling put up. It heipp
the looks of the room, and there
is no danger of getting their
heads bunyied off.
1'he farm problem is very real
.Agricult ure has been the chattel
slave of the industrial East since'
the Civil War. In twice vetoing
the McNarv Hagen bill Mr.
Conlidge decreed that as far as
he was •encerned, the situatioii
would remain the same from now
bn 39 it lias been all down* the
oi the past”"-
A woman and four small boys
camped in the park near the
school luiilding on the night ol
July 4 Slit*claimed that her hus
band died in the eastern part oi
this state two months ago, and
they were tying to make their
w’ay bach lo relatives in Tennes
see. T’hey had an old Ford
truck, a 111 hegtted all they ate.
Cerro Gi'rdo, Jiily 4th, —Tx'o
persons Ham killed and a third
commillel suicide during the
p.ist 24 hours within fifteen
miles nf C^u’ro Gordo Earl>
Tuesdav evening .bihn S Grain
ger Ilf liie Feathery Hay 8eclio»i
of Honv (.'ountv, 8. t! . shot tn
deaih h'.s son in law, a man
'iuio the niati's head and iwoolh
ers into the prostrated body.
Mr. McK. Guibreth is spending
some time with his son, Mr. T
F Culbrein. Mr- Culbrelh was
90 in March- He went through
the Civil War, and to him and
his wife were born twelve chil
(Iren; one died in infancy, and a
daughter was killed in an auto-
m )l)i!e wreck a few weeks ago;
the other ten ire living Mrs.
CulPrelt) died several >e..»is u^o.
and since then Mr. Culbreili ius
lived with his children.
The three principal peach pro
ducing states in the South, North
Carolina, South Carolina and
Georgia, have a forecated yield
of 13,992,00 bushels of peaches
for the present year as compared
with a total of 6,858,000 bushels
for 1927. There is no questiou
but that the commercial crop is
going to be a big one, and yet
conditions other than the indif
ference and stubborness of the
growers who have up to the pres
ent refused to organize for ef
fective sales and distribution are
favorable for satisfactory prices.
by 1212 C. A C. NstiMwl GMftf
of Kai ford, with 30 Callktr am-
munition M follows;
Thursday. Ju y I2th. ItM,
from 8;00 A. M. to 6.00 P. M.
Location of Ranfe: 17-l-t-l.
Direction of Fire; NortbMlt.
2. All persona are warmed to
keep out of the danger area dmr*
ing the hours of firing.
3. The CommandinK Oflkwr,
212 C A. C. is reeponaibla that
Section Vll, Poet Ragolatloma.
Fort Bragg, c. “S.^FETY
PRECAU i’lONS” ia c mplled
By order Colonel Botnar:
W. E. Burr, Major Pi**ld
Tbanki Far Ca-agaraliag.
1 am very grateful to every
one for their faithful co-operaMort
with as in the planning of the
Fourth of July program, and the
success we had in makiag a de
lightful day for the people, and
[ wish when you see thia tha**
you would coDvar a pareonal
word of thanks to any of yoor
friends or acquaintatieta whom
you know contributed bia thara
in the undertaking.
L s. McMillan.
Chni, of the Entertainmant
Com. Americao. Legion.
LOST-One setter bird dog,
iemon and white, with uf
name ot! collar. Return or in
formation and receive reward.
M. L. McKEiTHAN.
MONEY TO LOAN.
I am in position to make
of any kind for tarma of fnm
five years to twelve gnd naa-lmlf
years on improved real eatele in
J. Vance Rowe, Attorney.
Aberdeen,' N. C.
Glasses Ground and Fitted
DR. JULIUS SHAFFCR
Fayetteville, N. C.
J. W. WALKER,
Prompt loans on farm lands in
Robeson, Sciuland and Huk«
c;ouuties. 5 per cent. iuter5at
payable Oct 1st of each year.
No part of principal falls due
untiFlnan inaturea but burrow
er can pay ()srt or all of pducl-
. pal oil atiy hist of Oolobet.
Alluriiey for ChicaiiLiuga
Lumberton. N. C.
SEVERAL liOOD .MILCH
^U.\8 I'GR .sale and a
i'EW HLli'’C A'l’l t.E
ML GILEAD. N. C.
VVE PA\ $l.2o il-)Z"ii, S'wiug
ouiiKuiuw aprons at Uuma.
Spare time. Thread fiirniah-
ed. No button hoiea. Bead
Stamp. CEDAK GAKHlNT
FactorY. Amatardun. Mnv
York. ^ ^
I will sell strictly for cnak.
uie for your gaa, oil and
cessories Pricea right.
Raeford. R. 8.
Prospect Avenue; honaa hai
water and lights nod n laian
garden. Price 125 pnr maoS:
For iDformatiun ana O. A-
Brock, Raeford, or wrila Rn.
sign Alex M. Pnttanon. U. *1
H. Peunaylyaaia, 8na Ikniicli*