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LOOISBURG, N. C.. FRIDAY JUNE 7 19t8,
3PIVEY-B0D DIE NUPTIALS
PRETTIFY SOLEMNIZED AT
Two of Franklin County's
?oat Popular Young people
take the Vows that Make
Them Han and Wife.
The moat brilllmnt social rrent ?f the
season was the marriage on Tuesday
morning, June 5th, at eleven o'clock,
of Kiss Fiances Roddi^ one of Loois
butg's moat attractive young ladies, to
Mr. DaVid Spivey, "a prominent and
populai business man of Youngsville.
The Methodist church had been most
beautifully decorated in white and green
by artistic hands, and preceding the
entrance of the bridal party, Miss Sallie
Williams rendered exquisite selections
on the organ.
^ Promptly at elerea o'clock, to the
ever thrtttmg? ptraias of Lohengrin's
wedding march the party entered, the
ushers, Dr. S. P. Burt, Mr. Weldon
.Egerton, Mr. Timberlake and Mr.
? Edwin Cooke taking their places on
each side? the bridesmaids, Misse*
Agnes Lacy aad Eleanor Cooke, Martha
Byrd Spruill and Ruth Mann, all charm
ing in exquisite lingerie gowns, picture
hats and carrying baaquets ot pink
sweet peas, followed by the grooms
men, Messrs. Boddie, Lassiter, Clif
ton and Yarboro forpied a most
attractive picture against the back
ground of green and white. _
The Dame of Honor, Mrs. Joe Mann,
a sister of the bride and so recently
a bride herself was exquisitely lorely
in pink satin, large reoe covered hat,
and carrying ah armful of pink Killar
' ney roses.
The flower prl Miss Emma Lawrence
Joyner and, the little ring bearer Miss
Annie Willis Boddie, who immedistely
preceded the bride were lorely in their
dainty frocks and soft ribbons, and
performed their duties with a charming
The bride a beautiful vision of happy
young womanhood, entered on the arm
of her brother Lietft. Willis Boddie, U.
S. A., meeting at the altar the groom
who ente.ed with his best man Mr.
C. C. Winston.
The brides' gown was an exquisite
creation of satin and lace, her veil be
ing arranged in a new and most artistic
fashion. She carried a shower banquet
of lillies of the valley.
The wedding ceremony was perform
?ediy Rev. R. W. Bailey after which
to 'the strains of Mendelsohn's trium
phal march the party left the chureh
in reyerse order, Mrs. Willis; Boddie
the bride's mother on the arm of her
son Lieut Boddie who left immediately
after the ceremony for his post in New
Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. bpivey left on
their new automobile for Norlina where
they took the train for an extended
bridal trip, after which they will be at
home in Youngsyille. Mrs. Spivey ia
one of Franklin's oldest and most brtl
liant families, and is a beautiful and
charming young woman. She was the
recipient of many social attentions
prior to her marriage, bridge parties,
miscellaneous, showers, an3fnen show
ers, and the night before her marriage
the youag men gaye her a beautiful
dance which was greatly enjoyed.
The many friends of both bride and
groom wish for tkem many happy years.
"Fair thoughts and happy hours attend
In Honor of Hiss Boddie
A delightful dance was given in the
opera house o? last Monday a ght by
the young men of Loulsburg, compli
mentary to Miss Francis Boddie and
her bridal party. The large number of
couples dancing made the evening a
most delightful on*. *
The dance was beautifully led by
Miss Francis Boddie and Mr. David W.
Spivey, who were assisted by Mrs.
Thomas W. Alexander, of Charlotte,
and Dr. A. H. Fleming. Music was
furnished by Levins string band of Ral
eigh. Those daacing ware:
Miss Ruth Mann, of Nashvl lis, with
Mr. Irving Lassiter, of Flfettevllle;
Miss Eleanor Cooke with Mr. Harry
Candler; Miss Agnes Lacy with Mr.
T. G. Boddie, of John's Station; Miss
Martha Byrd Spruill, of Roe Icy Mount,
with Mr. iO. Y. Yartx-ro; Miss Beu
lah Tucker with Mr. N. B. Allsbrooks;
Miss Julia Barrow with Mr. Thomas
Ruffin, Miss Annie Belle King with Mr.
-George Walker; Miss Lala Bet Penes
with Mr. W. B. Tucker; Miss Mary
Williams with Mr. Edward Griffin, of
Spring Hope; Miss Bessie Williams with
Mr. Cliff Grfffls, of Spring Hope, Miss
Leah Perry, of. Hsnisrson, with Mr.
Edwin Cook., ef Magnolia, Mis* Minnl*
Brick are 1, of WeUon, with Mr. Fred
JCsdls, of Fsysttrrille, Mr. and. Mrs.
X W. Person, Mr. aad Mrs. B. T. Hoi
dra, Mr. and Mr*. J W. Mann, of Nuh*
villa. -.Stags, a. a. Clifton, of Waoo
Texas. Lieut. W. W. Boddie, United
State* Army, J. A. Turner, R. C. Back.
Among other* present were Mr*. W.
P. Neal, Mia. J. J. Barrow. Mr* M. 8.
Cliftoa, Mia* Josephine Tucker, Miaaa*
Rattlasaake in Hen's Na?t
New* raachea as 'rom Greenville to
the effect that three children are dead
aa a reealt of a almple reqneat of their
mother to throw a hen off its nest, two
dyiAg from the effect of a rattlesnake
bites and the other being neglected
long enough by the mother to f*U into
a t ib of water and drowned. The
three children died the same day and
were burled in the same grave. Only
the father aad mother survive. Mrs.
George Adams, the mother, was in the
yard doing some washing when a hen,
sitting' on a nearby nest, squawked.
Mrs Adams told the'eldest of the three
children, all of whom were playing in
the yard, to throw the hen off ita nest.
The oldest boy, aged eight, thrust his
haad into the nest without 'looking.
He drew it out qaickly, declaring that
the hen had ^pecked him. The next
oldest boy, making fun of bis brother,
thrust hi* hand into the nest. He drew
It out quickly, declaring that the hen
had bit him. On looking the mother
was hortified at seeing the snake, and
while attending to the swoolen hands
of ths two boys, her baby oae year oM
crawled to the wash tub, climbed into
it and was drowned. The three were
buried in the same grave. There are
no other children. The parents live
near the Pitt-Craven county line.
Mr- J. K. Spencer Dead
The information of the death of Mr.
J. K. Spencer, which occurred at his
home about two miles from town on
last Saturday night about 9 o'clock af
ter only a short illnets was received
with much sadness by his many friends
tn Louisburg and the public generally.
Mr. Spencer was neariag his. 68th
birthday and leaves a wife aad flye
children, Mrs. W. A. Jones, Mrs. E. E.
Marshall, Mrs. H. A. Matthews, Messrs.
J. L. and J. A. Spencer, besides a
host o f friends and relatives. He was
a consistent aad devoted ? ember of
Louisburg "Baptist church, and was a
Confederate Veteran having served in
Co-.F., 47th Regiment, He was a na
tive of this county having been born in
Youngsville in January, 1845, and after
the war came to Loulsburx and began
life with nothing save the possibilities
ahead for a beginning. He soon
demoistrated his ability and at
his death had accumulated an es
tate worthy of the man. He was
recognized one of Franklin county's
most successful aad substantial plan
ters and the county has suffered a ter
rific loss in his death. In the latter
years of his life hisiiealth gave way
and tl\e end waf expected at almost
-any time, however, being in town on
Wednesday before, the information of
his death jwas a heavy'' shock to all.
The funeral was held at his hone on
Monday morning at 10 o'clock and was
conducted by Revs. Walter M. Gilmore,
his pastor, and G. B. Starling, pastor
of Piney Grove ' church. Their refer
ences to the deceased was beautiful
and appropriate as the life he had led
should be a light to many in the fu
ture The interment was made at the
cemetery the pall boareis being: Hon
orary? U. T. Stokes, P. B. Griffin, W.
M. Person, A. S. Strother, K. P.
Hill, H. A. NeWell, E. M. Perry and
W. F. Davis. ActWe? Sam Holmes,
T. B. Wilder, Rufus Harris, W. H.
Furgursen, L. R. Cottrell, A. W. Wil
The many who attended the funeral
and interment and the many pretty
flowers attested the highest esteem and
popularity of the deceased. The family
has tbe sympathy of the entire com
I munity. _________
LUt or Letters
Remaining in the postofflce in Louis
burg, N. O., uncalled foe:
J. B. Alford, Miss Jama Branch, Visa
Carrie Brtckiaw, David L. Baker, Mr.
Conly, (2), Lee Rey Cooke, George H.
Cooke, Gv6*ld Dlgg, Mrs. Mary Duns
ton, Mrs. Lucy Freeman, Mary R.
Green, Henry Hays, Mrs. Nannie Har
rison. Jessie W. Harper, G. A. Ingle,
Johnson A Price, John Jiles, Miss Bea
nie Moore, Miss Mary Perry, Miss
Lousianna Perry, Mrs. Bettie Perry,
Mrs. C. B. Robinson, Mallssa Semer
nille, Mr. Otho Winston, Rosy Bell
Davis, Prat Perry, Elias Hteyeas Miss
Persons calling for any of the above
letter* will please say they saw them
M. W. Yasbobodoh, P. M.
It's so natural for a man to smile
trtr great happineee that a woman
weeps over It.
?BT IN . REGULAR SESSION
Donation to Military and Fir*
Companies ? Reports? Small
?eating? No Business of Im
The Board of County Comin iaaioners
met in regular session on Monday with
all measbers present. After reading
and approving minptes of previous
meetings the following business was
It was ordered that the 108 acres of
land of J.. T. Inacoe be increased from
$6 to $9 per acre, aad that 92 teres ad
ditional be decreased from $9 to $6 per
sere- He was relieved ef $600.00 val
uation on one-half acre? lame having
been given in twice.
G. W. Wester was relieved of $2.00
poll taxes in Cedar Rock township
same having been paid in Louis&urg
D. D. .Wright was relieved of poll
taxes in this county? same being paid
in Cleveland county.
John Wheless was allowed 16 feet of
piping to repair road near his home.
' The report of E. N. Williams, Super
intendent County Home, was received,
and ^ordered filed. He reports 15 col
ored and 9 white inmates. One col
ored reeffrved since last report. Cora
Allen having been restored to health
left the home since last report.
It wai ordered that Rose Hunt be
stricken frem outside pauper list ? she
An order was passed allowing Louis
burg to haul their garbage on the
ceunty property back of the jail, pro
vided the same be burned weekly.
Itandell Barham and wife were placed
on outside pauper list at $1.60 per
Report of F. R. .Pleasants, manager
medical depository, was received and
Report of P. B. Griffin, Treasurer,
was received and'ordered recorded.
The two military companies of the
county were allewed $200.00 each? an
The two fire companies of Lousburg
were allow $60 each as an annual al
It was ordered that the county pay
the expenses of Dr. J. E. Malone to
Hendersmvilla to attend a meeting of
the Superintendents of Health of the
Report of Dr. J. E. Ualone, Superin
tendent of Health, was received and
After allowing a number of accounts
the the Board adjourned to its next reg
St- John's Day.
This time honored celebration will be
held this year at Oxford Orphanage,
Oxford, N. C., on Saturday June 22nd,
instead of Monday 24th.
Thia has come to be one of the most
representative gatherings which occurs
in oar State. Each year, for a great
maay, it has been the custom for the
Grand Lodge of Masons to hold a
Special Communication at the Orphan
age. In this way this .occasion has
been the means of bringing together
large crowdB, and friends from all over
the State have begun to loolc forward
to it with great pleasure.
Each year the crowds seem to get
larger. Last year it was estimated
that 10,000 to 12,000 people attended.
Preparations are now begun looking to
the entertainment of even larger num
bers than usual. The railroads have
made arrangements to put on sale re
duced rate -tickets and to run special
excursion trains on. all the roads on
that day coming into Oxford.
The address of welcome will be de
livered Sy Mr. T. S. Stem, of Oxford,
N. C., and the oration by Rev. F. H. T.
Hersefield, Rector of St. Stepbea's
Episcopal church, Oxford, N.'C.
The inspiration of these occasiens
ha* reached and tendered many hearts
as they beheld the great work being
done for the Orphan childreif of oar
State. The location is one of the most
attractive in the State and the Institu
tion is the oldest and ene of the largest.
New Goods Purchased
We are Informed that the stock of
good* and the fixtures for the new drug
Arm to occupy the Burt building on
Main street have been purchased and are
1 expected to arrive in a few day*. The
atyle of the firm has not yet beea de
cided upeo bat we learn will be con
trolled by Messrs. Lewis E. bcoggln
and Weldsn Kgerton. The building n
bow eosaplet* and when tin fixture*
are put in place it will be a pretty
?tore. \ /
."CITY FATHER8" MEET
COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO HI
VES riGATR CITY MARKET
Allowance to Pin Department
and Beporta Concluded Meet
ing ? Opera Home to Lot.
The Board of Town Commissioners
met la regular muu on last Friday
night -with Commissioners , Ford , Me
Kinne, Terrell and Hicks and Mayor
Holden present. After reading and ap
proving minutes of proceeding meeting
the following business wak transacted:
Report of Chief of Police J. C. Tucker
was received and ordered filed. He re
ports $33.85 costs; $25.00 Ones; $5.00
licenses. ? ' \ ,
Mr. N. B. Allsbrook went before the
Board in the interest of the fire com
panies attending the firemen's tourna
ment at Fayetteyille.
Upon motion of Commissioner llicks
the companies were allowed $125.00 to
ward this expense, and an additional
allowance of $15.00 to the wagon team
and $11.00 to the reel team, to reim
burse the the members of the member
ship fee. ? -
Mr. J. S. Williams went before the
Board in the Interest of a city market
for Loaisburg; Aftsr a general discus
sion the Mayor, in keeping with a pre
vailing motion, appointed Commission
ers B. G. Hicks and T. T. Terrell, a
special committee to investigate the ad
visability of establishing a city market
A motion was made and carried that
the Opera Mouse be rented to 'he high
est bidder on June 15th.
A motion to adj turn was entertained
Township Executive Commit
The following is a list of township
executive committees elected at the
primaries on the 18th. The firqt named
in each township being the Chairman:
Dtmns? S. B. Mullin. A. A. Perry,
W. A. Mullin, Allen Perry, Berry
Harris ? D. E. Harris, J. J. Young,
J. B. King, A. F. Underbill, Caios
Chambiee. , ? ?
Youngsville? J. B. Perry, J. R. Thar
rington, J. B. Allen, R. C. Underwood,
C. C. Winston.
Franklinton? R. B. White B. W.
Ballard. Moses Neal, I. H. Kearney, A.
Hayesrille ? R. S. Foster, R. G. Winn,
R. L. Stokes; Dr. K. M. Clarke, W.
Sandy Creek ? E. M. Guptom, E. N.
Williams, W. D. Fuller,- H. D. Eger
to?, C. F. Faulkner.
Geld Mine? W. D. Upchurch, H. S.
Gupton, S. Nelsaa, Peter Collins, T. A.
Cedar Rock? J. O. Wilson, C. E.
Gupton. J. B. Fuighum, J. C. Davis,
T. S. Collie.
Cypress Creek? J. A. Boone, E. S.
Wilder, W. W. Harris, W. H. Culpep
per, J. M. Sykes.
Louisburg ? W. E. Tucker, J. H.
Best. A. S. Sherrod, N. M. Perry, J.
We learm from good authority that a
new bank will be established in Louis
burg in the near future. The exact
details have not been given out as jet
bat from our information it will be a
streng institution and backed by some
of the moet successful business men of
both Louisburg and Franklin county.
It is expected to get the details ar
ranged Immediately that its operations
may begim in a short while. The es
tablishment of this bank, bringing more
capital into our midst, is considered
an important forward move for Louis
On last Thursday evening from eight
thirty to ten thirty Miss Eleanor
Thomas, entertained at the home of
her sister on Church stiaat in honor of
her guest Miss Bessie Oast, of Kinatoa,
N. C. - The guest were met at the doer
by Mrs. Johnson and ushered in the
hall where pnnch was served by Mr.
W. D. Jacksen and Miss Eleanor
Thomas. The amusement of the even
ing was a delightful guessing contest
wherein a number of questions had been
prepared, the answers to be given in
names of young ladies. The reading of
the questions and answers thereto
added much to the sserrlmsnt of the
The winner of the prise was deMr
minad by "drawing straws," as a tie
resulted between three young ladies.
The prise, a picture was won by Miss
Mary Bella Macon, and presented by
W. D. Jack sob, she then presented it) to
Misa Oast, the (meet of honor, the
"beoby" was won by Miss Annie Belle
King. The gaeata were then ushered
w the dining room where ? delicious
nUd ctarN And cream wu Mired.
The Kaaiits war* as follows: Cade
Hayes and Miss Mary Bella Ma eon, W.
D Jackson and Ml* Ins Harris, A. A. Clif
ton sad Miaa Margie Macon, Thomas
Baffln and Via* Julia Barrow, Walter
Waddell and Miaa Annie Belle Kins, T.
C. Weathers Id and Miss Margaret
Hicks, ?." M. Fuller and Miss Bessie
Oast, O. Y. Tarboro and Misa
Kathleen Kgerton, C. C. Hudson snd
Mies Sallie Taylor, E. F. Thomas and
Miaa Louise Thomas. <
Convened in Raleigh On Thurs
The State Democratic Convention
convened in Raleigh yesterday after
neon and at eight o'clock the following
nominations had been niade :
Governor? Hon. Locke Craig, without'
Secretary of State? Hon. J. Bryan
Treasurer? Hon. B. R. Lacy, without
opposition. ~ ? -
Attorney;General? Hon. T. W. Bick
ett, without opposition. '
State Auditor ? Cel. W. P. Wood,
The aboye officers with the exception
of Governor succeed themselves.
At 7:45 o'clock last niyht the fourth
kallot had been taken for Lieutenant
Governor with no nomination. The
nominatita for Corporation Commission
en and other nominations, and election
of delegates had not been reached.
Ex-Governor Jaryis offered a resolu
tion in respect to ex- Governor Charles
B. Aycock, which was adopted by a
The indications at eight o'clock were
that the end would not be reached last
night but that the convention would
1 last well into today. Not being able to
get a full report until ao late with no
definite time in view we go to press
I with onfy the above.
Machine Contest Closes.
The sewing machine contest of How
ell & Bunn, wherein a fine, high grade,
White sewing machiae was given away
as a price, closed on last Saturday eyen
ing at 4 o'clock, Miss Eleanor Thomas,
of Louisburg, beiag the winner.
Promptly at 4 o'clock according to ap
pointment and after a large number of
contestants had gathered, with Messrs.
M. S. Cliftoa, to call the numbers, H.
M. S to rail, talisman and A. F. John
son in charge of the register the ballot
box was opened and little Miss Bettie
Hill, daughter of Mr. K. P. Hill, be
gan the drawing. As each card was
drawn out the number thereon was
read, the talisman making a tally of
same and the nam* opposite tke num
ber on the register was read. This
caused auch interest as it showed
who was entirely without any chances
of winning. This continued until it
was aanounced that only three more
were to be drawn, as it was announced
that the one hundredth card, would he
the winner, when the interest became
intense. The tensien of interest was
heavily drawn when Mr. Clifton held
up his hand holding the last card and
the talisman pronounced it the winning
card before the number was read.
Then is when the guessing began and
the "hearts to rise." But soon he an
nounced the number as 81 and the reg
ister declared Miss Eleanor Thomas the
owner of the card. Only expressions
of fairness and satisfaction-lias been
handed the- proprietors and to say the
leaat the machine is a beautiful prize.
Little Miss Bettie Hill did the draw
ing in a yery pleasiag and easy way and
deaervee much credit for the prestige
lent the occasion' by~her assistance.
The total number registered wias one
hundred and ninety-five.
What cane near being a serious ran
away occurred on Wednesday night in
front of the Aycock Drug Company's
store when the horse being driven by
Mr. Ben Jones and his sister. Miss
Virginia, of near Perry's pond, became
frightened at a motorcycle. When the
horse became frig then ed he turned
short around before running throwing
the youag lady out, and get away from
Mr. Jonea who reached the boggy in
time to catch the reins. The horse was
?topped near the bridge by Mr. Wilaoe
and returned te the owner. The yeung
lady however, did^ot receive aay ser
ious injuries as she waa fortunate
enough to catch.
THE MOVING PEOPLE
their movements in akb
v OUT OF TOWN
Thoae Who Have Visited Loula- '
burg1 the Paat Week? Thoae
Who Have Gone Elaewher*
For Bualneaa or Pleasure.
Ur. J. M. Allen visited Spartanburg,
8 C., the pant week.
Mr. Edwin Cooke, of Magnolia, is
visiting bis people here.
Miss Eleanor Thomas returned from
a visit to Raleigh Monday.
Lieut. W. W. Boddie left Tuesday
Mrs. C. -P; Carroll, of .Warsaw, is vis
iting her people here.
Miss Urtie Harrison, of Littleton, ts
visiting friends in Louisburg.
Mr. J. R. Wiggins returned Wednes
day from a visit to Warrenton:
Mr. W, B, Cooke, of Enfield, visited
his people ifere the past week.
Mrs. R. G. Burroughs, ef Hender
son, is visiting her people here.
Mr. Wilson Green, of Sunpter, S. C.,
is at heme on * visit to his people.
Mr. R. Z. Egerton and wife are spend
ing sometime at Panacea Springs.
Mr. P. F. Monger aad family, of San
ford, Fla., are visiting her people near
Mr. T. G. Boddie, of John's Station,
attended the marriage of his sister the
Mr. A. A. Clifton left Tuesday for
Waco, Texas, where he will make his
Mrs. Thomas W. Alexander and chil
dren, of Charlotte, are visiting friends
and relatives in town.
Misses Annie and Alba Allen return
ed this week from Converse College,
Spartanburg, S. C.
Mrs. J. P. Lawrence aud Miss Fran
cis Hartsell, of Asheville, visited Mrs.
G. L. Crowell the past week.
Mrs. J. W. Hollingsworth left Men
day for Wake Forest, where he will en
ter the summer law school.
Miss Martha Byrd Spruill, ot Rocky
Mount, attended the marriage of Miss
Fannie Boddie to Mr. D. W. Spivey the
past week. ,
Mr. T. C. Wetherald, wbo has held
a position as book keeper with the pop
ular fifm of McKinne Brothers Co., for
the past year left Saturday for his
home at La Plata, Md., where he will
take a like position.
Mrs. T. W. Bickett delightfully en
tertained a number of friends at her
beautiful home on North Main street
on Wedaesday afteraoon, at bridge in
honor of Mrs. Thomas W. Alexander, of
Charlotte. A most enjoynble evening
was spent by the many whose pleasure
it was to be there.
Louisburjr Baptist Church
The pastor will conduet public wor
ship Sunday at 11 a. m. and at 8:15 p.
m., using in the morning the text, "Is
it nothing toxou" applyiag it to lecal
conditions. At night he will give the
Biblical answer to the questions, "Is
there a hell? If so, what and why is
it?" Sunday school ?t 9:45 a. m. You
are cordially inyited.
W. H. Harris iaforms us he has the
oren for his bakery complete and that
his expert baker will arriva Monday,
when he will begin the business in full
blast. He claims he is going to run a
Brat class up-to-date kakery and if so
he will deserve and no doubt receive
the support of the eitisens of Louis
Woman's Forelga Mission So
The Woman's Foreign Mission So
ciety held its regular meeting at the
Methodist parsonage Monday afternoon
at four thirty and was conducted by the
President, Mrs. R. W. Bailey. The
program was exceedingly interesting
and the comments on the lesson were
read by Mrs. E. F. Early, The paper
read by Mrs L. P. Hicks bearing upon
the lessen waa especially good. Prayer
waa offered tor the "Forward Move
meat" o' the Society tor a auaeees.
Distribution of mils boxes and placards
of giving were made after which the
A cross-eyed man can brag that he '
Debtor and creditor aerer figure in.
tereet the same way.
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