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A.F.JOHNSON, EDITOR AND HANAOBR
COOTTTY; THg STA'
N. C.,. FRIDAY,
JQNE 6, 1918
TO LAY CORNER STONE
TUESDAY HORNING AT
Grand Lodge of Masons ? Ad
dress by Rev- G. M. Duke
Basket Plcnio? Mason? and
Next Tuesday morning at 10:30
o'clock will begin the ceremoolee nec
essary to the laving o( the corner atone
to .the Confederate Monument, which
has been made possible for Louisburg
by, the untiring efforts of the ladles of
tne.United Daughters of the Confeder
acy, Joseph J. Davis Chapter. The
laying of the corner stone will be by
Miteonic ceremonies conducted by Prof.
J. T. Alderman, Deputy Grand Master,
of Henderson, assisted by other Grand
Lodge officers and trill be participated
in by all masons yho are present on
that 'occasion. There will also be in
the paiade the Frank llnton and Louis
burg Military Companies, under com
mand of . Maj. C. , L. McGhee, ef
Franklinton, the old confederate
veterans drum corpe of Kaleigh, the
old veterans of Franklin county and
any other old veterans that may be
present, tbe members of the Joseph Is
Davis Chapter of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy, and any eitisens
who may desire to add to the occasien
their hearty good will by entering the
The pre cession will form in front of
the hotel and be ready for moving by
10:3* o'clock. It is suggested that the
military companies will form on West
Nash street, the Daughters will form at
Mte court house, the old soldiers will form
on east Nash street and the citikens,o^
South Main street or in front of tile
court house, and will when the order is
given march in line and join the Ma
sons who will have previously formed
in front of tne Louisburg hotel in the
order as given below in the programme:
They will then fyoceed to the site of
the monument hetween the college and
graded school campuses ia the center
of Main street where the ceremonies
will take place.
It ie now expected that Hom.T. ,W.
Bickett will introduce the speaker af
ter the Masonic ceremonies of laying
the corner stone is over and the address
will be made by Rev. G. M. Duke, an
old Confederate Veteran and one of
Franklin county's most beloved citizens.
His address will be full of interest and
will be listened to by many. During
"ie ceremonies as will be seen from the
r ogramme the ladies will form a choir
?d sing some of the old time' confed
After this the entire crowd will join
in a general good old time basket pic
nic which will be made possible by the
hearty co-operation of the good people
of the town and country. The pro
gramme follows: I .
form or pROcasafos
Masons will form in liae in front of
the Louisburg Hotel, at 10: JO a. m.
ready to march to the scene. The pro
cession will then move forward in the
Military companies under command
of Maj. C. L. McUhee, ol Franklinton.
Old Confederate Drum Corps, of Ral
.jnfederate veterans under command
of Capts. H.C. Kearney and P.G.Alston.
' Members of Joseph J. Davis Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Anv citizens who may wish to take a
part in tbe procession.
AT THE MONUMENT
Upon arriving at the site for the
monument the corner stone will be laid
by the Grand Lodge of. Masons, con
ducted by Prof. J. T. Alderman, Dep
uty Grand Master, of Henderson, as.
sisted by other members of the Grand
Song (a) "Dixie," (b) "Bonnie Blue
Flag" by choir.
Address by Her. G. M. Duke, of Ma
pleville. The speaker will be introduc
ed by Hon. T. W. Bickett, Attorney
General of North Carolina.
Song "Tenting Tonight" by choir.
After the exercises are concluded all
will join in a basket picnic on the Grad
ed school grourds.
The ceremonies conrfccted with the
laying of the comer stone for the Con
federate Monument in Louisburg on
Tuesday, June 10th, 1918, having been
by request from the Daughters of the
Confederacy, through Louisburg Lodge
Ho. 413 A. F. * A. M. extended to the
Grand Lodge, and by order of this
Lodge, we take pleasure in extending a
special invitation, to all Masons in
Franklin sounty to be present on that
occasion ready to take a part in the cer
emonies which will begin promptly at
10:30 o'clock. All persons, or ?t least
families, will be expected to bfing bas
kets as a basket picnic will be had on
theJS reded School grounds immediately
After the ceremonies.
t ^ J. R. Jones, W. M.
4K Allsn, Sec'y.
TO THE PUBLIC
The Daughters of the Confederacy
wish to celebrate the occasion ol lay
ing the corner stone of the Confederate
Monument in Loutoborg on Tuesday,
June 10th. 181*, with agood old fyh
ioned basket picnic. Therefor* they in
extending a cordial invitation to the
?entire public' to be present request
each oneTor at least each fstnily to
bring with them ?, basket, that thw
may assist in making the occasion a
the follow committees were appointed
to assist in the exercises of next Tuee
ption and Entertainment ? J. J.
Barrow. Malcolm McKinne, J. S. Lan
caster, F. W. Whelessi A. F. Johnson,
Arrangement* ? B. T. Holden, F. W.
Hick, J. S. Williams, Dr. H. A. Newell.
Mr Comer to Spun.
Mr. P. M. Comer, of Danville, Va. ,
will speak in Louisburg at the cotirt
house on Wednesday, June ISth, 1913,
at 11 o'clock. Hie address will be prin
cipally to the tobacco farmers of Frank
lin county and will be of much interest
to them. Each local of the Farmers
Go-operative and Educational Union, in
Franklin county, are especially request
ed to send as many of their membership
as possible to hear this address. The
entire farming public is also invited to
come out. The fact that the address is
mainly for tobacco growers does not
mean that this la the only class wanted
as it will contain information that will
be of great value to every man, woman
or child who lives on the farm and
looks to their labors fort&elr livelihood.
Let every one of you come out and try
to profit by the 4a?'s experience.
Method st Church Notes.
Regular services at 11 a. m. and at
tilfi'p. m. next Sunday. The Sundiy
night services during the hot weather
will be short, commencing promptly kx t
8:16 and closing at 9 o'clock. There
will be special music at all aervices.
An Epworth League of 65 members
has recently been orgnnited in this
church. The officers of the lesgue will
be installed in office on Sundav night,
June 16 In a special Bervice at the evert
ing hour. Special music will fc* ren
dered at this service, and the pastor
will preach a sermon to the young peo
ple in the interest ot the League work.
AtVwell attended church conference
on Monday, June 2, the plans drawn
by M. S. Davis for the new Sunday
School addition to the church building
were accepted. By a unanimous vote
it was decided to secure bids on the
building and to get to work on it at
once. A committee of five was author
ized to plan and execute a financial
campaign, to pay for the building.
Last Sunday, as is the custom of
the Metodist Sundav school here. Miss
Fannie Crosby, the blind hymn writer's
birthday, was observed as mothers day.
M.ins Crosby sent in the form of a poetn
a special message to the ' school and a
special program, was rendered and all
songs used during the service were writ
Last Tuesday at the regular meeting
of the Odd Fellows, the following,' of
ficers were elected: J. E. Nicholson,
N. G., J. W. Nowell. V. G.. E. M.
Edwards, Secretary, R. B. Hendecson,
Timber Is being cut for a handsome
residence of Dr. S. C. Ford on the v*r
cant lot near the M . E. church on Main
All the timbers are already on ground
for th? new Sundav school room of the
I. K. Kearney went to Raleigh Wed
There was a moving picture show at
the Auditorium last Friday and Satur
day nights. A good crowd attended
and say it was good.
We again call attention to the hole
in the bottom. Its Jane now and this
hole should be filled or the citizens
should know why.
H seems that the subject of water
works has completely died out. Some
body say something about it. Its get
ting to be a serious situation in our
town. There being no water, a big
fire would sweep the, whole ; town and
afterwards somebody would say, what
a pity We did not consider the water
supply long ago.
Hugh Conway is visiting.Jiis mother,
Mrs. 0. W. Conway.
R. R. Speed. Plumer Speed and Sid
ney Joyner are at home from Oak Ridge
Miss Mary Kearney attended the
commencement at Oxford last week.
Ned Joyner is at home from the blind
Institution at Raleigh.
Miss Jean Ward is at home for her
summer vacation, from Peace Institute
Donald Hicks, of Richmond, is visit
ing his people in town.
His Hopor, Mayor B. F. Bullock went
to Louisburg last Monday. Say! We
bet we have the best looking mayor of
any town between Tar and Neuse river.
The police force bad on three extra
men last Thursday but we heard of not
a single arrest aa the large crowd was
very orderly and quiet while in town
and the whole thing was a success.
Quite a little excitement was aroused
in Louisburg about 6 o'olock Wednes
day afternoon when the fire alarm waa
turned in. It was first reporter the
trouble was at Hill's gin but afterwsrds
that it was the Oil Mill. The compan
ies and a larger portion of the citizens
?sade their way across the river in a hur
ry and only to find that the entire town
had been fooled and what was thought
to be a fire was only the smoke from
the lacomotive standing on a siding.
LM of Letters
The Mfcwing Is a list ?? letters re
ssa'ni"* kJ'ths poet office at Louisburg,
V. C., June |th, 1913, uncalled for:
Rev. A. Beth*. (?), Mary Y. Branch,
Rowan Dtyis, Pink Msldley, Amanda
MoMillon,' Mrs. Joe Johnson, Annie
Powers, J. R Rich, Mrs. Lucy A, C.
Smith, Mrs. Cherry loue Williams.
Persona calling for any of the above
letter*, win please say they saw them
H. W. TUHMni, P.M.
election on coubt house
AUGUST 1st, 1918
Otherwise Onlv Routine Busi
ness Was Before the Board
Meeting: One of Little Bus
The Board of County Commissioners
met in regular session on Monday with
?11 members present. The minutes of
the previous meeting were read and ap
proved and business ap follows disposed
Percy Bonn was relieved of taxes on
117 sores of land In. Cypress Creek
township? the, same having been paid.
J. R. Harris, an old confederate vet
eran, waa allowed licensee to peddle in
It waa ordered that Robt. Evans be
relieved of taxes in Cedar Rock town
ship?the same having Ween paid in
Cypres* Creek township.
Xt was ordered that the County At
torney and Mr. J. J. Barrow, C. 8. C.,
take up the matter of holding courts in
Franklin county and make such ar
rangements aa may be neceesary.
It waa ordered that Baldy Green, be
hired out and Messrs. J. H. Uzzell and
J. T. Wilson be appointed a committee
to attend to same.
It was ordered that Dr. J. E. Malone's
expenses to Morehead to attend a
meeting of the health officers of the
State be allowed.
Ernest Davis and WiHie Hayes were
relieved of special school taxes in
. Margaret Kthridge waa allowed $2.00
pei month instead of Jl.00 aa hereto
fore aa an outside pauper.
By order the county dispensed with
the services of the guard at the jail at
The Board of Education presented a
statement to the Board showing the
sums needed to complete -a four months
school in the county.
It was ordered that an election be
held on the 1st day of August 1913 to
determine the will of the. people rela
tive to building a new court house. The
question before the people will be "For
New Couct House," or "Against New
Court Houie." _ .
After allowing a number of accounts
the Board adjourned to meet again
, Heavy Storm. '
News reached here yesterday to the
effect that an unusually heavy storm
passed through Cedar Rock township
Csstalia and Nashville on Wednesday
afternoon. With it was a lot of hail
and rain. It seems that the tobacco
crop was badly damaged in this section
and we learn the Farmers Union Ware
house at Nashville was blown down and
the tops taken off many houses. also a
number of trees were uprooted. Just
the detailed damage cannot be deter
mined at this writing.
A Cooking: School.
On Jane 17th and 18th at Mapleyille
and June 19th and 20th at Ingleiide a
cooking school of two daya d oration
will be conducted under the auspices of
the Betterment Association.
The director of the Farmers Insti
tutes has made this possible by agreeing
to send out one of tbeir demonstrators
to do this work.
An examination of the program will
show jt to be an enlargement of the
plan of instruction pursued by the wo
men workers in the regular" Farmers
Institutes. The increase in the amount
of time at the disposal ot the demon
strator will make it possible to have an
organized class which will actually go
through the processes of breadmaking
and manipulating the fireless cooker
under the direction of the teacher.
The meetings will be held in the
school house and all the women of the
community are cordially invited to at
Mrs. Charles McKimmon has done
much work of this kind in different
parts of the state yery snccesafully.
She has been at the head of the Girls'
Tomato Club organization and will later
in the summer be quite busy with it.
It is a fortunate chance that she can
be secured for theae ceoking classes in
Franklin county. It is an experiment
that ia being watched with intereat.
Mrs. Charles McKimmon, Raleigh,
N. C., Demonstrator. Morning session j
(hour to be announced later) .
I. Explanation of flrelesa cooker.
Lessons in its manipulation.
Preparation of food for demonstra
tion in the cooker? cblek/sn, vegetables,
II. Lecture on breads tuffs and yeast.
Lessons on mixing bread dough.
Demonstration of quick rolla.
I. Lessons in baking.
Demonstration baking ? quick rolls.
II. Showing food that has been
cooked in the flrelesa cooker.
I. Pupils ro through process of]
Quick bread and twice risen breed. .
II. Pupils prepare food for the Are- 1
Afternoon session. ? (V v, . ?. .? .
I. , Talk on food vaiuffc? what con
stituted well balanced meal.
.. II. Pupils bake risen breac
III. Serve flreleea cooker 1
For any further infornletion
Miss Lotuia Jar man. No. S
N. C., Miss Lola J*ekson, _
N. C? or MM Mary Arrlngton,
burg, N. C. ? ' '"'. i 'TT h
TOWN FATHERS WEET
THE MARKET HOUSE QUESTION
Jtte Board Has Two Interest
ing Sessions, One on. Friday
Night, Another on Monday
Night.. " /
The Board of Town Coram inn loners
me* in regular session on last Friday
night with all members present. The
reading of the minutes was dispensed
with and business as follows was dis
Report of J. C. Tucker, Chief of Po
lice was received. He^ reported for
April and May costs 959.10, fines #20.00
and for rents $66.00.
Heport of Snpt. Beck on bills riven
him for collection for water and lights
used and not paid for, received and fil
ed. He reports 913.20 collected and
988.70 uncollected. Supt. Beck, by
special order of the Board was instruct
ed to cut off all persons falling to pay
these back rents within five days and
not restore them until Buch rents are
It was ordered that the insurance of
R. C. Beek oe paid and the Same be de
ducted from his salary? andunt *11.96.
It was ordered that any person mak
ing water or light connection without
the written permission of the Chairman
of the Water and Light Committee and
the Superintendent of the plant shall
be subject to a fine of $10.00 for each
and every offence.
The Wake Foundry Co., was charged
with (1.20 for cutting off grates? they
having made them two long.
The Clerk was ordered to look up
Becond voucher to the Cabin Creek
Coal Co. , and if not found to issue new
It was ordered, that the firemen be
allowed 93^80 each for poll tax.
It was. ordered that the Seaboard Air
Line be reimbursed with SI. 44? error in
It was ordered that G. W. Cvrus be.
relieved ot poll tax? being over age.
It was ordered that J. A. Turner be
relieved of taxes on bouBe and lot for
1911? same having been paid by M. F.
The report of R. U. Davis, former
clerk, was received and filed, having
been audited and found correct. His re
port shows no uncollected taxes which
is very creditable.
B. N. Williamson was elected Assis
tant Chief of the Fire Department.
A communication from the firemen in
regard to Mr. H. Meadows was re
ceived and continued to next meeting.
It was ordered that the .report of ?.
S. Ford, Treasurer be receivecLand filed.
Moved that Dr. H. A. Newell and the
town's attorney draw up an ordinance
in retard to the Sanitation of priveys.
It Was ordered that the Opera House
be rented as heretofore on July 1st, ad
vertised 30 days and not to be rented
for less than $1S0.00.
By order a committee composed of
Allen, Hicks and Newell, was appoint
ed to investigate account of B. B. Per
ry vs Town of Louisburg.
A resolution in regard to a change in
the maiket house conditions was carried
over to the:nst meeting as unfinished
business The board adjourned to meet
again Monday night.
The Board met again on Monday
night June 2nd, with all members pres
ent, and took up business in the follow
A motion prevailed to allow the ac
count of B. T. Holden for special fees
for trip to Raleigh, 926.00. Another
mstion prevailed allowing account of
Spruill & Holden as retainer fees for
two years, $25.00.
A motion prevailed that Sir. B. H.
Meadows be employed at a salary of
HO .00 per week, to perform such addi
tional duties as the Board may instruct.
A motion prevailed that the Water
and Light Committee be empowered to
employ any necessary help to run the
light and water plant all night.
A motion prevailed to postpone the
market house matter until another
meeting to be called later.
The clerk was instructed to have
storage room repaired.
The meeting adjourned subject to
In getting up the report of the meet- [
Ing of the Board of Sraded School
Trustees for our last issue through an
error we failed to get the election of
Miss Mamie Jones, who will continue
to teach the third grade, and Mrs.
Rosalind Ragsdale will teach the fourth
grade instead of the third as stated
We take pleasure in making this cor
Greensboro? The rate on grain from
Nashville, Tenn., to Greensboro, N. C.
a distance of ?37 miles, is 27 cents per
hundred pounds, to' Danville, Ta:, a
distance of 686 miles, the rate is 18
cents per hundred pounda.
How can the railroad expert justify
Charlotte? The rata on Molasses from
New Orleanf, La., to Charlotte, N. C.,
It 40 cents per hundred pounds, to
Roanoke and Norfolk, "Va., the rate is
If water competition justifies the
Norfolk rate, what jueftten the rate to
Ro-?oke. tn i"? PO'n^
The Tilsi of a Woman.
Re*. A B. Wilcox will give his illus
trated lecture on the value of ? woman*
about 100 hand
of the?e being views of Louisburi? and
the College The educational, religious
social and buainesa interests of the term
will be aet forth in the lecture and the
pictures. Tins is t e first of a series
of nbout 60 lecture dates which Mr.
Wilcox as financial agent of the college
is making for the aummer. It is the
beginning of a four months campaign
whicli cannot fail to advertise i.ouis
buig and the school. The object of the
campaign is to raise money to complete
the new building which is now under
Louisburg people ought to turn out in
masse to this lecture and to raise a
fund of mngey to pay the expenses of
such an educational and advertising
campaign as this will undoubtedly be.
There is no admittance fee charged,
but at the alose of the lecture Mr. Wil
cox'desires to increase the fund already
Starte-I by some of the public spirited
citizens of Loulsburg to help in paying
the expenaes of the four months pro
posed lecture trip.
Let everybody come out and see the
views. Thev will interest you.
Woman's Missionary Society, M. L
Items of interest,conceming Home and
Foreign Missions, for this column
should be sent to Mrs. P. G. Alston,
For several months past our Study
Circle baa been using as its text-book,
'?Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B.
Grose. Our lesson next Monday will be
a review of this book, which we have
found intensely interesting. To some
of us, at leaat it has been a revelation
of need, of opportunity, of responsibil
ity?a reyelation we should loye to
know had been made to every Christian
man and woman of our country.
The vast number, of immigrants that
has been landed on our shores during
the past two decades is well nigh ap
palling; they have literally come by the
million. Some of them are desirable;
some are not. The author says, "Im
migration may be regarded as a peril
or a providence, an ogre or an obliga
tion ? according to the point of view.
The christian ought to see in it the
unmistakable hand of God opening wide
the door of evangelistic opportunity.
As a home mission God is sending the
ends of the earth to our shores and
very doors." And Joiiah Strong tells
us that "most of those who come are
predisposed in favor of our institution
They are open to American influence
and quickly respond to a new and be
ter environment." The same autho
seys that "whether immigrants remai
A iens or become Americans depends
less on them than on oureelves. "
Now then, the need is theirs; the op
portunity is ours; the responsibility is
ours, ? how shall we meet it? Unim
proved, we suffer together with them
as individuals, as a nation; improved,
it stands for Christian citizenship and
the conservation of our national ideals.
Let us not think because we, the
members of this society and community,
are not in personal touch with these
thronging millions, we have no part in
them. We can pray, and
' 'More things have been wrought by
prayer than this world dreams of."
We can give, if only a mite, and He
who multiplied the loaves and fishes
can multiply and bless the gift till it
"accomplish that whereunto he hath
appointed it." There is no need so re
mote 1>nt that, by way of the Throne,
we may touch it.
At our meeting yesterday some ques
tions relating to Social Service were
discussed. Of this, we ahall speak
Budded on Earth to Bloom In
"God giveth and God taketh away."
On December 23, 1912, God gave to
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vaughao of Hen
derson, N. C., the care of a little life.
I1 or six months and nine days they
watched and cared for it, then their
car* was finished. Just at dawn June
2,' 1913 the angels came to the home of
J. C. Hight, near Franklinton. claimed
the little grand son Thomas Louis
Vaughan, and took the spirit back to
him who gave it.
"With dulcet whispers they soothed
his pain, and bore him to the heavenly
Where congregate the rait angelic
Now we know His bright face shines
in a mansion built by God's own hand.
Dear life complete, however brief, fresh
as the fragrance of the roses, how
could earth bind you captive here? i
You must find a fairer country. We!
would not call thee' back, the great
eternal bides in his own law, should his
decree of order and of majesty be set
aside for us?
This little soul has gone on its flight
into eternity, making its pass by a
light of hope. Lead bv this light, we
place our human trnst in something
that will guide us to the realms of day,
that our souls may survive the dving
of our dust.
Fire at Sprint Hope.
News reached here this week to the
effect that the entire block pn which
was located the business of Bains Bros.
Wagon Factory at Spring Hope w?
burned on Saturday night. It appean
that the loss wss total and the origjp of
the Sre is unknown.
Sunday School Convention
?Instead of regular-Union Meeting tl)e
Franklin County Union of the Tar River
Association wilThold a Sunday School
Convention with the Cedar Rock church
Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29.
an requested to send messengers.
THE. MOVING PEOPLE
THEIR MOVEMENTS IN AND
?, OUT OF TOWN
Those Who Have Visited Louis
burg: the Past Week? Those
Who Have Gone Elsewhere
For Business or Pleasure.
Judge C. M. Cooke it at home fot a
lew days. ? ?
Mr. P. V. Godfrey visited Raleigh
Mayor J. A. Turner went to Raleigh
Const. R. W. Hudson went to Ral
eigh Tuesday. ?
Courtne* Egerton paid Roeky Mount
a visit tbi^ week.
Mr. T. A. Person, of Greenville, is a
| visitor to Louisburg.
Rev- A. D. Wilcox left Wednesday
for a trip to Raleigh.
? Mr. W.iH. Ruttin paid Rocky Mouat
a business visit Monday.
Mr. I). F. McKinne, visited Charlotte'
on business the parft week.
?, Miss Kleanor Thomas returned this
week from a trip to Raleigh.
Dr. S. Rapport, of Durham, was a
visitor to Louisburg Wednesday.
Mrs. R. G. Burroughs, of Henderson,
is visiting her people in Louisburg.
Mrs. ? . Reath, of Richmond, is
visiting her brother, Supt. R. C- Beck.
Mr. W. H. Yarborough, ? Jr.,, paid
Raleigh a business trip the past week. .
Mr. and Mrs. Garland A. Ricks, of
Greensboro, are visiting relatives in
Mr. John Hurt Hill returned home
the past week from Horner's School,
Mr. W. M. Person went over to Chap
el Hiil Monday to attend the annual
MnVT. J. May returned Friday from
Lynchburg, Va., where no vi-ited his '?
brother, Mr. Henry May.
-w.Mr" Malcolm McKinne and little
daPgnW, Olivia, left Tuesday to visit
her people ac Chicago, III.
Miss Helen Pleasants, who has been
attending school at Red Springs, has
returned home for vacation.
Mr. James Malone left Wednesday
for Raleigh to stand an examination
preparatory to entering Annapolis.
Messrs. Thomas Ruffin and Raymond
Taylor, who have been attending school
at the University, returned home Fri
Mr. J. M. Turner, of Greensboro,
promoter of the Henderson to Castalia
railroad, was a visitor to Louisburg the
Mrs. A. W. Person left this week for
Philadelphia to be present at the grad
uation in medicine of her sister, Miss
Mrs. J. C. Vick, of Louisville, Ky.,
Mrs. B. F. Hawkins and Miss Mattie
Bynum Hester, ol Pittsboro, ate visit
ing Miss Mary W. Hawkins.
Mrs. D. F. McKinne and little son,
Clarence, who have been visiting Mr
and Mrs. D. E. McKinne at Prince
ton, returned home Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Millikin, of Mil
likin, of Millikin, Louisiana, are visi
tors to Louisburg, guests of their
daughter, Mrs. A. W. Person.
Mrs. W. W. North and son, Warren,
who have been visiting at Mr. Mal
colm McKinne's the past few weeks, re
turned to their home at Lockport, III,
t Miss Mamie Davis left Monday tor
Richmond to accompany little Walter
Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Al
len, where he will enter a hospital for
Grading the Street
The road force have been hard at
work all this week grading Main street
on top of the college hill, getting the
street in shape for tne laying of the
corner stone that will take place on
next Tuesday. The work will be a great
Came Near Being Serious. .
While driving the large seventy -tjvo
horse power automobile of Mr. G. A.
Ricks, of Greensboro, down the street
on Saturday morning, Mrs. Ricks came
near haying a serious accident when
the csr got from under her control in
trying to make the tu^n at the crossing
of Main and Nasi. 'streets. It was stated
the car was going at hardly over twenty
miles an hour and in making the turn
Mrs. Ricka could not operate the gears
fast enough causing the car to look as
if it was going to break right into' a
telephony pole. It missed thepole how
ever, about a foot and ran into the
curbing* breaking up a piece of the ce
ment about as large as your hand. By
this time Mrs. Ricka saeeeoded in stop
ping the car. Another serious feature of
the occurence waa the fact that at the
point wbera the car atruek the aide- .
walk Robert, the little son of Mr. F. R.
Pleasants waa standing on the edge of
the street with hie bieyole, who got out
jumped to ttta sidewalk palling his bi
cycle in time to save any hi"
ever be was knocked down I
mentum of the car. Have aj
scare to tha occupants no 4
done. In the car with Mrs.
ksrMfasr, Mrs. J. wT Mann.