Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Local News From Robeson County, N.C., March 1, 1917

“Brief Items of Local News,” from The Robesonian, Lumberton, March 1, 1917

--Born to Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Finch, Tuesday, a fine girl.

--A number of new street lights have been placed in the eastern part of town.

--Mr. W.F. French left Tuesday evening for the Western markets to buy a car of mules for the sales stables of W.F. French & Co., of which he is manager.

--Miss Helen Cannon of Florence, S.C., who succeeds Miss Eva Mace as stenographer for the law firm of McLean, Varser & McLean, arrived and began work Monday.

--The condition of Mr. Asper Walters, who lives near Long Branch and who underwent a serious operation at the Thompson Hospital yesterday, is slightly improved today.

--The fire company was called out about 5:30 yesterday afternoon on account of the peculiar actions of a lighted oil stove at the home of Mr. F.W. Groom, Third Street. No damage was done.

--Mrs. H.H. Anderson went last night to Charlotte to attend the funeral of an infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Huntington. The child died yesterday morning. She will return home tomorrow.

--In mysterious way, a box of matches became ignited on the mantle at the home of Mr. R.E. Duncan in East Lumberton Sunday night and a $20 bill which Mr. Duncan had placed on the mantle was burned.

--As has been mentioned in recent issues of The Robesonian, the white teachers of the county will hold their last meeting for the school year in the graded school building here Saturday of this week. No doubt a large number of teachers will attend.

--Wilmington Star, Feb. 27: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Stone returned to the city yesterday from a visit to McDonalds, N.C. Mrs. Stone went to Richmond last week to return home with Mr. Stone’s sister, Miss Hattie Stone, who had been in a hospital for treatment.

--Red Springs Citizen: Miss Irene McLeod, teacher of dramatic art in the Lumberton graded schools, will give a recital at Philadelphus March 2nd at 8 p.m. The high talent of Miss McLeod is well known in and around Lumberton, and a large crowd is expected to hear her at Philadelphus March 2.

--Red Springs Citizen: The trees on Main Street in front of the Baptist Church and on down the length of the square have been trimmed, which greatly adds to the beauty of the trees and the appearance of the sidewalk. Such things are noticeable and we have a purpose in calling attention to this act at this time.

--“Please have something else to say about chickens running at large,” is the request received by The Robesonian from a Lumberton lady whose neighbors let their chickens scratch up her flowers and garden. Please consider said anything mean you can think of and apply it to yourself if you are guilty.

--National Committeeman A.W. McLean and Mrs. McLean have received an invitation from President and Mrs. Wilson to take lunch with them at the White House Monday at 1 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. McLean also have received a special invitation to seats in the President’s reviewing stand at the White House, to witness the inauguration.

--This week’s Presbyterian Standard carries accounts of Mr. A.W. McLean of Lumberton and Dr. C.G. Vardell, president of Flora Macdonald College at Red Springs, I connection with an article about the college, its president and Mr. McLean, who is president of the board of trustees of the college. The article is by Mr. Fred Brown.

--Mr. E.L. Holloway has resigned his position as general manager of the Kingsdale Lumber Corporation, which position he has held for five years. His resignation went into effect yesterday. He is succeeded by Mr. C.D. Weisigar of Petersburg, Va. Mr. Holloway will devote his attention to his automobile sales and repair business here.

--Rev. and Mrs. C.L. Greaves attended Saturday at Sumpter, S.C., the funeral of Mrs. J.W. Jackson, a sister of Mrs. Greaves, who died at her home there Thursday last week. Mrs. Jackson before her marriage was Miss Esper Paschal and she was known to many readers of the Robesonian, having taught school in the Raft Swamp and Orrum neighborhoods 10 years ago. She was about 34 years old. Her husband and three children survive.

--Chairman T.D. Warren of the State Democratic executive committee has denied the report that he will be a candidate for Congress in the Third District.

--The Journal says that “owing to the frequent outbursts of measles and other considerations” it has been decided not to have county commencement in Bladen this year.

--Bishop Kilgo has appointed Dr. J.H. Barnhardt presiding elder of the Shelby district, to succeed the last Dr. Weaver as presiding elder of the Greensboro district.

--Jos. Zemar, one of a colony of Hungarians living in the eastern part of Pitt County, is charged with killing his wife with a pick-axe Sunday and burying her remains in the back yard. When her body was discovered, he was arrested and handcuffed, but while the coroner’s investigation was eing held he escaped.

--Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Caldwell are expected to return tomorrow from New York and Baltimore, where they spent two weeks. Mr. Caldwell bought spring and summer goods for his large department store of R.D. Caldwell & Son, he being the senior member. Miss Mary Steffy of Baltimore accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell to New York and will return to Lumberton with them. She will begin her work as a trimmer in the millinery department of the Caldwell store at once. Miss Steffy has been with this department the last two seasons.

--It’s time to plant Irish potatoes and the farmers are kicking on the high price of seed potatoes. They are selling here for $1 per peck and they are hard to get at that price.

--Tobacco growers who sowed their tobacco plant beds over after recent cold spell report the plants “coming up.” They say the late-sown plants will be a little late, but it is thought if the weather is good from now on they will be large enough to transplant in time to make a crop.

--Now that spring weather has made its arrival it would be wise for folks to plant their gardens and raise something just as early as possible to “help out” while the price of all foodstuff is soaring so high. Anything that either man or beast can eat is selling high and everything seems to be scarce.

--Mr. T.T. Walters of Rt. 1 from Barnesville was among visitors in town yesterday.

--Mrs. H.T. Pope and sister, Mrs. George Van Piper, who is visiting here, spent yesterday in Wilmington.

--Mr. J.Z. Stone of Rt. 1 from Orrum was in town yesterday.

--Mr. E. Bullock of Rt. 1 from Rowland was a Lumberton visitor this morning.

--Mr. C.A. Parnell of Rt. 1 from Buie was among the visitors in town yesterday.

--Mr. T.B. Jenkins of Rt. 3 from Fairmont was a Lumberton visitor yesterday.

--Mr. W.N. Townsend of the Back Swamp section was a Lumberton visitor yesterday.

--Mrs. Clare Thomas and daughter, little Miss Francis, are spending the day in Wilmington.

--Messrs. A.L. Lawson and Nona Shepherd of Orrum were among the visitors in town yesterday.

--Rev. L.E. Stacy of Shelby arrived this morning and will spend several days visiting at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Stacy, Eighth and Water streets.

--Mr. T.L. Watson returned Tuesday to his home at Bennetsville, S.C., after spending several days here visiting his sisters, Mesdames Daisy W. Jenkins and Nannie W. Crump.

--Mr. J.M. Butler of St. Paul was among the business visitors in town yesterday.

--Miss Lina Gough and brother, Master Frank Jr., went this morning to Raleigh, where they will spend a few days visiting friends.

--Mrs. J.C. Bryant returned Sunday night from Rockingham, where she spent several days visiting relatives.

--Henry Bullard, colored, who lives near Purvis, shot and instantly killed his wife late Monday afternoon. Immediately after the shooting Bullard fled and has not been arrested. It is said that Bullard is a bad negro and that he took two shots at his wife Sunday, but neither of them took effect. Bullard is supposed to have shot his wife because he wanted to move and she refused to go with him. Those who knew the negroes say Henry is opposed to labor himself but that his wife was a smart woman. Bullard has two small children.

Buie and Philadelphus News

--With this nice weather prevailing this week, the farmers are rapidly preparing the soil for another crop.

--Mr. J.A. Stanton spent yesterday in Fayetteville.

--Much is being discussed among the people about the forthcoming bond issue, which seems to be advocated by a great many, and not favored by a few.

--Mr. Earl B Brown’s condition has been very bad for the past few weeks and is still unimproved at this writing.

--Mr J.D. Jackson is spending today in town.

--Mrs. Mattie McGoogan and Mr. Ernest McGoogan of Rennert spend Sunday in Buie.

--One of the main roads leading out from Buie has been nicely fixed for a stretch of two miles by Mr. J.A. Stanton.

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