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A. F. JOHNSON, EDITOR AND HANAOBB
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SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAH
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LOUISBURG, N. C.. FRIDAY MAY 8.1912
INCREASES TO $50,000
FIRST NATIONAL BANK GOBS
Books Changed Yesterday?
New Stockholders? Author
ized by Wire Yesterday Af
Mr. F. B. McKtnne. cashier of the
First Nstienal Bank of Louiaburg, in
formed aa yesterday that he had re
ceived a telegram from the Comptroller
of the Currency at Washington City
C anthoriiing the increase and the hooka
were changed upon its receipt. The
stock had all been previously sold and
the bank now has a capital of $60,000. 00.
This inarks another step forward for
this popular institution and our town
Is justly proud to see it go forward.
This change was approved by Hr. Fred
A. Hull, National Bank Examiner of
North Carolina, on hiavlait hen Sat
urday when he made an exacting exam
ination and found everything in good
shape. Among the new stockholders
are H. Weil A Bros. Goldsboro; O. O.
Young, D. Y. Ceopsr, D. Boyd Kim
ball, of Henderson; Miss . .Columbia
Crudup, of New York; James fWataon,
of Australia; T. W. Watson, Louisburn.
The commencement of the Louisburg
College begins with the Baccalaureate
Sermon by Rev. J. M. Ormond on San
day morning. May 19th. The several
other exercises -will take place oa Mon
day, Tuesday and Wedaeeday following.
The closing exercises will be on Wed
nesday night 22nd.
Laying Corner Stone
The editor of the Times' acknowl
edges the receipt of'the following invi
The citiiens of Kinston, St. John's
Lodge No. 4 A. F. ft A. M. and the
Beard of Truateea of the North Caro
lina school for the feeble minded Cdr<
dially invite you to be present at the
laying of the corner stone first building
on May 6, 1912, at 11 o'clock a. m.
Loulsburs: Baptist Church.
Public worship Sunday 11 a. m., and
8 p. m., conducted by the paster, Wal
ter Gilmore. The theme far the morn
ing uervice will be "Zealots Unto Good
Works," and at night, "Insurance ?
Life, Fire, Storm, and Marine."
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. All 'are
_ cordially Invited.
Burned to Death.
On last Friday while putting wood in
a cook stove the little aix-year-old
daughter of Mr. Ira Crazier, of Hayes
ville township, caught fire and was so
badly burned before the blaze could
be extinguished that she died on Sat
urday. She was found soon after catch
ing fire by her little 15-year-old sister
who put out the blaze. The funeral
was held on Sunday and the burial was
made at Bethel church. The services
were conducted by Rev. G. W. May, of
Castalia. The family has the sympa
thy of'the entire community.
Mr. Davis Appointed.
Mr. M. S. Davis has received an ap
pointment to a surveyorship' in the gov
ernment Appalachian Forest reserve,
and informs us he wiU l-'ave here next
week for Franklin, Macon county to
take up the work. Mr. Davis is an ex
pert at his profession and the agricul
tural department is to be congratu
lated upon securing his services.
This, We understand, is another case
of where Senator Simmons is showiag
his appreciation for|the loyalty of Frank
lin county, as it|was throughputs Influ
ence the appointment was made.
Mr. Marshall Dead.
The death in Birmingham Monday af
ternoon of William B. MarafcslU news
of whose illaeaa has baen noted Id this
paper, haa eanaed slncers Borrow a cneng
hit frienda her. and frienda of the
family. Had thia young' 4un lired in
til next September he woald hare been
24 years old. Ha graduated from Wake
Foreat College in 1910, with honors and
at once accepted a position on The
Progressive Farmer. He made good
from the start and hla work waa of
ancb excellence 'that it sttracted atten
tion- y. y
Mr. Marshall went to Birmingham,
Ala.. Uat December as advertising
manage of Tka Progreasive Farmer,
and it waa while there that be raftered
an attack of typboM feyer, from which
ha never rallied. His parents, Mr. aad
Mrs. W. I. Marshall, of ItaMgfc, were
with him wheq the end came. Beeidee
hie parents he la survived by a sister
Mr. Marshall was born in Oaldwell
countv, but for the paat fire years had
been living with his peeple in Raleigk.
He was a younjr man of high character
and splendid ability. The remain* are
expected to arrire in Raleigh tomorrow
afternoon. The hoar for the funeral
has not been announced.? Rajeigh
The many friends ef Mr. and Mrs)
W. F. Marshall in this, his native coun
ty, will learm, with regret, of the death
of their eon, and extend the bereaved
parents the tenderest sympathies.
Building and Loan.
The regular annual meeting of the
Franklin Perpetual Building and Loan
Association of Louisburg was held ia
the office of Mr. W. H. Ruffln on last
TAesday morning. The report of the
Secretary and Treasurer was especially
Satisfactory after considering the op
portunities the past year afforded. It
waa ordered that the books be opened
for subecriptton to the seventh series
of stock. The meet Interacting feature
was the announcement that the first
series of stock would mature within
the next twelve months. At preeent
the value of a ska re in this Series is
$91.32. It was the decision of the Board
of Directors te push this work forwsrd
in a more aggressive manner during
the next twelve months.
At this aaeeting the following officers
llr. 8. P. Burt, President
M. S. Davis, Vice President.
Wm. H. Ruffin, Secretary and Treas
urer. ' ? ? '
Bickett, White & Malone, attorneys.
' Register of Deeds Ysrbo rough issued
licenees to the following couples during
the month of April.
WHITS ? N. B. Lay ton and Nern-K.
Clifton, W. M. Whitatoer . and Nona
Perry, K. H. Ut ley 'and Mrs. Bettle D.
Winston, J. 8, Alford and Annie- E.
Perry, Joseph W. Mann and Bettie
Boddie, Albert A. Dement and Alice
May Hlnes, John W. Bowden and Fan
nie E. Perry.
Colored? Charlie >. Williams and
Anaie Ball Perry, Niok Marshall and
Martha Jane Harris, Percy Copped g<
and Lucy Coppedge, Sam Wildbn and
Klla Fogg, John Williams and Eliza
Ruffin, Theodore Forsythe and Imni
Bridges, Willis Dunston and Liziie
Littlejohn, R. P. Patterson and Ida
Carolile, Will Ellis and Etta Spinly,
Matthew Fisher and Mary Bailey, Dan
Scarboro and Hattie Allen, Dave Per
son and Tempie Foster, Sam Solosaon
and Docia Branch.
State Guard Encampment.
The advisory hoard of the North Car
olina National Guard, in session here
recently decided to send the third regi
ment of the guard to Anniston Ala
bama, this year for the joint maneuver*
with a regiment of the regular army,
the third regiment to be in the Aotia
ton camp July 0 to 16. The board also
selected the dates for the eacampments
at Camp Glenn, this summer. The
second regimen* will be in camp July 3
to 12 and the first regiment July 16 to
21. This gives each regiment two days
mere than heretofore for encampment,
being ten days this year instead of eight
as heretofore. Also the board made an
order for the erection of a post ex
change building at Camp Glenn, the
concessions for this to he under the
control of the commanding officer of
the regiment in samp and the profits to
be divided among the companies of the
regiment in camp there.? News-Obser
As pectacular blaze in the factory dis
trict at Winston-Salem Monday night
at 10 o'eloak caused a loss of more than
1400,000. The large building near the
depot formerly owned bv the Ameri
ean Tobacco Company and just told by
them on Saturday to J. P. Taylor, of
Tayler Brothers, tobaico menufactur
ers, waa destroyed. The building was
valued at *40,000 with ?S0,000 insur
ance. The R. J. Reynolds Tobacco
Company had 8,600,000 s pounds of leaf
stored in the building whleh waa burn
ed, entailing a loss of $300,000. The
tobacco loas is understood to be covered
by insurance. A number of negre
tenants In the immediate vicinity were
burned and several Other important in
dustrial plants were seriously threat
ened for a time, but the ire was Anal
ly gotten under control, the origin is
Justice Academy Cloaca.
On ffis'daeedsy, April 17th, the eka
Ing of the Justice Academy narked the
THE STARS AND BABS
Wishing to arouse, among the young people of our community, a lively in- 1
terest in the study of Southern and Confederate history the Joseph J. Davis
Chapter of U. D. C., has offered a prize, in the form of a handsome medal, to
the High School pupil writing the best historical essay on th^ "Stars and Bars."
. This prize is made possible by ihte generosity of Miss Jessica R. Smith, the
daughter of Major Orren R. Smith, who designed this flag and first sent it aloft
in our town? an honor of which we are justly proud. The winning essay will be
read at the closing exercise* of the graded school and the medal will V?" present
ed by Major O. R. Smith. May this occasion call forth a large attendance not
only ot the U. D. 0., but of all the Franklin county people to do honor to him
who gave our Southland its first fia?. [
Our Presidential Possibilities Series
by American Pren Association.
BACK of the speaker's pmldrntUl candidacy art ths majority of the Demo
cratic member! of the bouse of representative*, and. Indeed, he la so
popular on both aides of the chamber that his nomination mold give
pleaaure, so far aa personal predilections ar* concerned, to moet of his col
leagues. Mr. Clark (who originally bore the Christian name of Beauchamp.
by the wayi. has been In continuous congressional service aa a Missouri repre
sents tire, with the exception of one term, since 1806. Be la a forceful and
pleasing orator, tie enriches his speeches with Scriptural quotations and allu
akma and Interlards his arguments with droll and humorous anecdotes smack
ing of the soli.
end of the flnt year for thia apleodld
kcbooL It wu attended by ? Uqre
and enthusiastic crowd, coming from
*11 direct! oca, and wsa pronouoeed a
grand luccaaa. by kit. The people of
Juatioe at* juatly proad of their new
school and the leaichers Mr*. Mary
Cooper and Mlaa B. Wright an to ra
tlin ah equal share at the credit fer.
thia glorioua oeeaaion. IV weuld be im
possible- to comment open' the entire
programme aa we would hardly know
how to start ? every thing being *o well
performed, however those deserting
special mention war*: Shaking Quakers
Debating Society, (which was highly
complimented), The May Queen Drill
and Motion Songs by 6th and 7th grades
were beautiful. Music was farnished
by string band of Justice.
We teJoiceVftlr ^b? Jastiee school
district ia the big saecess of the clos
ing exercises just witnessed. ' '
Invitation* as follows have been
mailed by the members of the gradu
ating class: _L -
Lauraue Joyner and Julia Wetherington
Jaynie MeWhorter and Louise Preston
Mary Belle Macon
^ Louisbnrg College
Monday evening. May sixth
nineteen hundred and twelve
- Included with the invitation is the
folk) wing programme:
Prelude? C. Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Laurane Joy her
Buds Fairy Tale' 7. Riley
Flower Song ...... Faust ...... Geunod
Mary Belle Macon
Polenaise ? Op. 20, No. 1 Chopin
? Julia Wetherington
Woman's Work "A Weaver of Dreams"
jaynie Mc wnorter
Forest Murmuringa . .,.'7..-. Listz
The Reee in the Garden Neidlinger
J" Mary Belle Macon
The Kline's Pardon ,
Air de Ballet, Op. 36, No. S
. . .Moskowski
Julia Wethe. tagton
The Famine "Hiawatha". .Longfellow
Lascia chi so Piaago . . Rinaldp . Handel
Mary Belle Macen
Scene II .... Merchant of Venice
Portia . Jaynie McWhorter
Nerissa... . t Louise Preston
Le Martin, Op. 79, No. 1. . . Chaminade
Julia Wetherincton, Laurane Joyner
This is an occasion of much interest
to the friends of Louisborg College and
?ur public tenerally and will be largely
attended. The public is invited.
Her Legal Terminology
On a bus; day a woman walked into
the oSee of the court rooms at
and, addressing Judge Blank, said:
"Ate you the Reprobate Judge?"
"I am the Probata Judge." -? i
"That's what I was saying," aha
said. *|And I h?Te come to you be
cause I am in trouble. My husband
was studying to be a minister at a logi
cal seminary and he died detested, and
left three little infidels, and I have
come to be appointed their executio
ner. ? Ex.
Commencement at Pine Ridge
Quite a large crowd gathered at Pin*
Ridge on Thursday, April 25th, to wit
ness tbo closing exercises of the school
for 1911 which had been successfully
taught by Misses Bessie Ward and Nel
lie Perry and Mrs. Nunn, The lirst
thing in the morning was the march,
the children' all started at the music
room door and marched around the yard
and in the school housa upon the stage
taking their places upon the Btage.
sang their opening song which was en
jojed by alL
After that there were songs, recita
tions and drills by the very small chil
dren and they acted their part a a well
as the larger ones.
The next thinsf was the address de
livered by Mr. Kester, ef Wake Forest
College, who made an excellent speech.
Than Bro. G. M. Duke ia his usual
and impressive Manser spoke a few
words an< dismissed the crowd for
Everybody was invited te dinner and
after everybody had finished there was
ma mnch taken up as was eaten. After
dinner the children all got in line and
marched in just as thay did in the
morning farming themselves upon the
etage they sang "Uncle Sam is riuh
enough to send as all to school." , ?
Tbwi they had a few dialogues songs,
recitations and drills that were very
much enjoyed by all
Bio.' Duke gave a abort talk for the
Jonisr Order and then closed the sx
of the day.
programme for ths night was
up of songs. music on the piano
by Mrs. Nonn afld her pupils, dialogues,
recitations ,dril|a and pantomimes.
Tie aebool building, whict haa three
good sised rooms was orowded and all
report* nice time.
THE MOVING PEOPLE
THEIB MOVEMENTS IN ANB
OUT OF TOWN
Thoae Who Have Visited Loala
burg the Paat Week? Thoae
Who Have Gone Elsewhere
For Business or Pleasure.
Mr. M. F. Honck went to Wend?Il
Mr. J. R. Bans went to Raleigh OS
basic ess Wednesday.
Mr. J. H. Holloway spent a few days
at home the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Odom returned Fri
day from a visit to Nashville.
Miss Edna Short, of Henderson, is
visiting Miss Anaie Dorsey.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Page, of Aber
deen, are visiting her people here.
Dr. J. E. Malene left Tuesday for
Norfolk to undergo treatment at the
Mr. Burwell Perry and daughter.
Miss Willie May, of Wake county, were
visitors to Looisburg the past week.
Mr, James CotHer, who is with the
Pitt County Independent, at Green
ville, spent Sunday with his people
here. ? i. ? ?
Mrs. Dr. O. T. Coppedga, who has
been visiting relatives in and near
town, returned to her home in Raleigh
Mr. and Mr*. R. L. Bernhardt,
who have been visiting her mother
here, returned to their home in Salts
bar; Monday. ? J\..
Mr. James 8. Strickland and mother.
Mm. Caddie V. Strickland, visited her
daughter, Mrs. B. W. Brown in Spring
Dr. J. O. NetfBIT stopped oV^r and
visited kia people here yesterday while
on his return from Richmond to his
home in Keenansville.
Mm. A. M. Hall returned 'Wednes
day from a trip to Richmond where she
purchased a lot of goods to replenish
the stocks at the Racket Store and at
the 5 and 10 cent store.
Mr. Fred A. Hull, of Aaheville, Na
tional Bank .Examiner for North Caro
lina, was in Louisburg Saturday. He
risited the First National Bank here
and his report on its condition waa
West River Road Items
The farmers in thia section are very
busy on tkeir farm work. Some are
through planting corn and are going
right alone planting cotton. Owing fee"
the rain last are week some mighty
backward in tkeir work.
There waa quite a large crowd gath
ered at the Arbor Sunday school last
Sunday, about fifty-three being pres
Mr. G. L. Shearin baa been confined
to his room for several days owiLg to a
sprained ankle, but is better at thia
Miss Maud Strother, of Mitchner's
cross roads, paid a pleasant visit te.
Miss Jennie V. Holmes last bunday.
t Sweet Sixteen.
List of Letters
Remaining in the postoffice at Louis
burg, N. C. , uncalled for:
J. S. Baker, Mrs. Malesia Davis, Mrs.
Bessie Green. Laura Hill, Kalie Harris,
Joe Guy Harris. I. M. Hamilton, Cal
lie Hyman, 3. H. Johnson, Mrs. Annie
Lee. Mrs. Roxy Person, Mary Pallerson,
Mary J. Perry, Elmore Perry, Jatnee
Rhodes, Peter Siaimud, Esther Eger
ton, Mrs. Charles Howard.
Persons calling for any of the above
letters Mil please say they saw them
M. W_ Yahboeouc ?, -p. M.
Quit* a large crowd came oat Snnday
to hear Iter. J. W. Patton. He always
has something interesting to tall uaf
Mis. Ann Bran, of Fraaklinton, it
rititing her daughter lfrs. T. B.
Thomas, near Popes.
Quite a number of friends and rela
tires called to eoe Mr, and Mrs. R. Ll
The members of Popea rhureh are
raising money to remodel the church
and wants all members'and friends who
will to contribute to this work.
Mr. Holmes, wbe la operating the
big sawmill near Popes had eoe of Us
males taken from his stables last week
by a drunken negro but was overtaken
Sunday about (Its miles from here.
The people are catching up with their
farm woek and a large crop of eettoo
will t* planted. G. H. P.