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RALEIGH, N. C APRIL 20, 1916. VOL. C. 71. j-l ARNETT GETS NORTH CAROLINA I IDEA OF STARTING SOMETHING - 4 Developing in All Four Quarters The County on the Fear Has Waked Up It Has the Resources and the Ambition y (Ma chine Is In Motion. 3ARQM HANS LIKES THE DIRECT R 0 ft D ie Gutter Has No Appeal For Ge-man Ambassador To Turkey Mi d I Ineadth of this big old nett county has been (IJIOX II. HITTIiElt) Lillington, April 17. When we ,,,i io talk about the progress of !. Mli Carolina it is doubtful if even i'm losest observer has any idea of is going on in me wnoie lengtn State. in the v . ...is for a good while, but it has i.,,Mi coming out at a gait that is in cresting. Today the county in enthu M tsii.' over good roads, and while it n.s not long been talking over the . t Ur the style of action has been distinctly staccato since the trouble 'tii luence d. !..;st fall Harnett started to build ,., .1 roads. Islington first felt the 1'iH ' lion and made a start about the uut(iU of October. Today the road from Lillington to Sanford is in good trn.vt.-l ins .shaie, and the hurry up call h;is been sent for Engineer W. L. Spoon, of the Capital Highway de pigment of the government, to come '.jmm.w' this way, and annex Harnett to Ids ;od roads map of the South. UUington started to build good -.ads about the middle of October. Little 1 liver commenced to get un-ta.-w about the same time, but did not throw dirt until three or four weeks l.ar. Hectors Creek township Mt'i'l-ed to the bat with the opening days of spring, and since that time the malady has become epidemic and the various townships are figuring on how they can construct through line loops iu the road that will run from .somewhere else and put the township t'; t..tt h with the rest of the world. Three Lines In View. A rfrrence to a map will show that Harnett county has three main lines In view. One is from Raleigh to Lill ington, to extend the road just being completed from Sanford, which irtw ouiiects with the roads of Moore county on the south, and with all of the south and west of the State. An other line in the beginning stages is the continuation of the proposed Ral fi'Ah and Lillington road from Lill ington down the west side of the Cape Pear river to the Duke bridge, and thence to Dunn, where connection is made with the roads for Fayetteville and the south and to the northeast. Another road building is the Johnson tille line, which will run through the ve.-t side of the county, and over into the Moore and Hoke county system. The Johnsonville road is crowding ahe.ul as fast as it can be built, and it is going to be a dream of a road. It starts, out thirty feet wide, graded little over four per cent in its keenest nnri mifhtv Uttlft of that. ith about the finest surface material that is to be found in the State. We t'lk all we want to about sand clay roads, but North Carolina is favored above any other State in the variety 't' road making material. Harnett bounty has sand and clay enough to build roads from Dan to Beersheba. The lucky county also has a seem "n;ly unlimited quantity of fine gravel that makes a surface that is almost 'ik a bitulithlc surface of some of 'he cities in its smooth, compact and durable appearance. The gravel is on he surface of the ground along the line of the building roads, easy to get and easy to apply. It beats a clay surface to pieces, for it is not a sticky road in wet seasons, not a particular ly dusty road in dry seasons and it 1 os not require the dragging and re 1 if that a softer surface must have 'ntinually. '!'' roads are not old enough yet the horse to have gained a com prehensive knowledge of what it me.-.ns, yet in Lillington are already two garages, and along the streets stand automobiles, and on the now roads they, are met at every turn of the way. The townships that have not arranged for roifds are coming into line one after the other, and Harnett is as enthusiastic over it? new roads and Us sehucs for more t' come ,.s ; Vc rso.l to be forty y. '- found bis; red tipped Urc.t? ; : :gin..r i.o , the tnantll sh-U' of Christ.;.;:.:- no-ining Mron on Hi-iTiway Project. crowd is the typical attitude ic is showing toward the Capital Highway project. When Mr. Spoon, the engi neer, first came down into the Sou thern part of Middle North Carolina to talk about looking after the roads on behalf of the government he had to put up an argument and allay ,a lot of suspicion. Twice today I have been asked Mr. Spoon's address, once by a Harnett man and once by a Chatham man. both of them beine anxious to get in touch with him that they might call him to their neighborhoods to discuss government backing in the new roads. Already schemes are on foot to rectify the failure of Chatham to win the lower townships over to good roads, and if the Capital Highway does not go through Chatham on the way from Sanford to Raleigh the people of Harnett say it will go by way of Lill ington, which is not a great deal. far ther, and already the road is built now from Moore county this far, and a good bridge has crossed the river here at Lillington and the road force is pushing on toward the Wake coun ty line at the northeast. In the west end of the county some enthusiastic road builders are at work.1 One of the most active is J. A. Harps, of the Neverfail farm, who has started out as though the job of making roads for Harnett county was a task resting on his in dividual shoulders. He is building out toward Lillington and to the Plank road that connects Fayetteville and Cameron, and also is stretching out toward the Overhill development, and the big Kent-Jordan and the Lindley nursery projects. The J. Van Lindley nursery scheme is an interesting one. Some years ago a Mr. Palmer, a small farmer near Southern Pines, brought to the notice of W. N. Hutt, the fruit artist of the State Agricultural Department, some apples he had raised on his place in the sand country. Mr. Hutt sent the apples to some of the fairs out in the apple countries of the west, at Spokane, at Omaha, and other places where they have the conceit to boast of their apples, and the ap ples brought home to North Carolina some first prizes fit to boast about. J. Van Lindley saw the apples and concluded that middle North Caro lina had a chance to try for apples. The Lindley folks bought a big acre age of land down in west Harnett county, and there. they cleared off a big area and planted thousands of little apple trees. The trees thrived and the success of the nursery ven ture proved itself from the first few months of its existence. Now the Harnett apple nursery is one of the big factors in the Lindley operation, and they have planted a lot of trees at their orchard near Southern Pines, from which they have already taken some fine fruit. Besides apple trees many other trees are raiased in the Harnett nursery, roses seeming to thrive remarkably. Big Proposition Working Out. From Fayetteville a road has been built up by Manchester, and it will be connected presently with the road system to Lindleys, Harps, Kent-Jordan and the townships which are building in the lower part of the pnuntv. . and what is to follow the bravest prophet can not conjecture. This Kent-Jordan proposition is one of the big things that Harnett is figuring out, and it is working along toward one of the big winter resorts of the South. Several thousand acres of land are owned by the concern, the location is attractive, water is one of the. features, natural scenery is another. On this big location it is proposed to build such another out ing place as Pinehurst, although it will be individual ' in-its kind, rather than a follower. The influence of these operations is already felt. Individual opei-ators arc coming into this part of the State from various places, and the gi gantic wilderness . of, . wtcrn .and southern Harn-:.tt settlers. are dotting court tfit er. one "-section i.H tiic Lastern Harnett has been more thick ly settled and better developed for a long time. The construction of the Raleigh and Southport - road from Raleigh to Fayetteville opened the territory from the center to the east side, and the Durham and Southern road helped that development along. The Coast Line had its effect on the south and east. - While the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley road came up from Fayetteville to the old Moore county line, it did not give to the west side of the county the stimulus felt far ther eastward. Nevertheless now the whole county seems to be arouse.- by the same progressive spirit that is showing itself in the sudden awaken ing of the road enthusiasm. J. D. Ezzell, superintendent of the county schools, in speaking of his work, men tions the tact that 10 years ago the condition of the schools as compared with today sounds beyond belief. Then the school property was worth about $6,000.- Now it is worth 7 i Ha vtntinoole. April 17. -Yn, Th Uf and ' London. April 1S.V '"lou understand 1 am merely the represen tative of my government, therefore am in no posit -on to answer manv questions you p it," ud Ka.i9 Ham Von Wsingenheim: '"Jo,-man Ambassa dor to with th 'urkey during e" correr pondent ciated Pres.- on April 1( uons near,, .villi as: newspapers favorable to the entente that Turkev was ind an uitervp-v of cue A . The ones- rtlons made lo tri pi iced t" 7r .- 000. Then the school term was three months and a half. Now it 5s five months and a half in all districts that do not have a longer term. But many of the districts have voted special tax and carry on the schools .seven or eight months of the year. Looking To The Future Dr. J. W. Kalford. who has been one of the rejuvenators of Harnett county, in passing the school house in Lillington, remarked that when the building was put up ten or "eleven years ago the wise men who erected it determined that they would pro vide far into the future. The build ing is so inadequate today that on the hill above the lively growing town is a handsome new structure that will cost $25,000, and accommodate the common schools and a fana. hie school that will be the pride of the county, it is hoped, longer than the antiquated wooden building has done. Harnett county is proud of its school system , which includes with the other varieties of equipment for gaining knowledge a lively number of those institutions known as moon light schools. You can always for give a man for being a little behind the procession if you see that he is digging in good and hard trying to catch up. It is the fellow up head who is allowing himself to fall back that excites your animosity. It is a fact that North Carolina has been too far down in the list to be proud of when education has been the sub ject in discussion, but the fact that the State is pulling swiftly for better place is a horse of another color. Sunlight schools, moonlight schools, farm life schools, gTaded schools, famous old Buies Creek Academy and I don't know how many varieties of education, are abounding in Harnett, and the school house is as much in evidence as the good road. Truth to tell the folks who are sitting up nights hatching up schemes to multiply roads are also the schooi house bri gade, and you will confess that a good road and a school house are two right commendable hobbiee. A Bit of Patfioa. There is a bit of pathos on the road that leads down into Harnett from Lee county. Not many miies out from Lillington stands a substantial brick building, and about it are here and there other structures, seme right pretentious, some the worje for in wearf1 It is evidently a little old town gone to seed and trying to return to life. Away back before the war when Harnett county was formed Summrr ville was the seat of justice. If we are to judge by appearanc-is the jail was the important factor In the days of our forefathers, for It was sub stantially designed and constructed. It stands there in the tall trees, lone ly and out of harmony with its sur roundings. Its companion piece, the court house, is said to have leen a wooden structure, less striking ir its architecture and less enduring-. The lonely old castle that is the jaiaL is a victim of the Cane Fear river. The enter the war bv Germany. P. A RON TWO "1 am glad to see neutn.l servieu of your -tanding. di-p'ay sudieieni intorest in the behalf of truth to .nl a man here," eontinued the Huron. "Look arvand and ree what clement of truth there :.: contiuned in these, assertions. .V reply to them should more lUtinjjly come from the Turkish' government. I am unwilling more over to say anything having any con troversial character. In the end th truth will out. We can afford to keep on the road of veracity and direct ness, and it is unnecessaiy altogether to descend into the gutter of allega tions, falsehoods rumors, and intri gue. - "J. wish yr.u w oul remember," .vii l the Ambassador, "that I am r'ceivin.i you in a private and not an ofHcial capacity and that whatever i muy sa is understood to have strictly :hv character and no other." Shipping Anns ltogkctttl. Baron Von Wangenheim admiU: ? that the furnishing of arms and am munition to the allies by American firms was occupying the attention ef Turkey. .He continued: "I have no official comment tu make on this matter, however. My private opinion, though, may interest my many warm inends in tne L.n:tej States. I may say that I am disap pointed to the utmost. In my private opinion the United States is injuring seriously itr; good reputation before, the entire world, which is regrettable in view of the splendid past of that country in its international relations." Later the ambassador expressed belie? that the American people would soon realize that the price thus paid in na tional reputation was altogether tof high. "I am confident." he said, "that ih Americans will return to Washington's political testament of March 1 798, warning against foreign entangle ments, because they must realize that only the strictest neutrality in spirit and in letter can keep the United States outside the realm of situations that would necessitate the keeping of a larger fleet and stronger army. Furnishing arms and ammunition to the entente powers can result only in the useless protraction cf this war and further unnecessary bloodshed. The ultimate may retard, but cannot prevent a final victory for Germany. Austria-Hungary and Turkey." tho forest- v; 1 c ' ?'' nb tb 1 Truett van cm:: or. "7 ine..T frrr-c. "fried o Th's foil's who carne frcta ,-lhe east side f Continues! bn. Pvgc Two) i- FOWL MUKDKB STIRS TOWN. New York World. Mrs. Joseph Guy. wife of the toll- rand a woman, crossing tho bridge over the Hackensack river, saw a man and a woman, crossing the birdge. step to the rail at dusk Saturday night The man carried, a bag from which came faint cries that Mrs. Guy took to be those of a baby. Before sh? could reach him the man flung his burden into the river. Th pair fled as it sank cut of sight Mrs. Guy phoned to tho police at Little Ferry and Ridgefield Park, N. J., tell ing them a man had juat thrown a baby tied in a sack into the river. The news spread and a great crowd gath ered yesterday whea men dragged the rivr irom boats. Late yetfterday afternoon grappling hooks fastened in the bat' and it was drawn to the surface. Inside was something soft weighing about If pounds. Guickly the bag was ripped open and Constable John Agar dragged forth its contents. Mrs. Guy shrieked as she saw a 10-pcund "Wyandotte rooster, dead of course. Then very cne a.iked: "But hy go to all that trouble to kilt a rcost er f . 5m . v I ' I lit i I ' - I I h. ' f i. ( . . i 4 f -t i "I 3 s t - f . ! ! A. V ( S ... '