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A. F.JOHNSON, EDITOR AND MANAGER
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION.
LOOISBUBG. N. C.. FRIDAY, AUGUST^V 1?18
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PBB YBAB
TOBACCO MARKET 1913
TO OPEN ABOUT AUGUST 26TH
Warehousemen Making Ar
rangements For Openinar? Mr
Patton, of South Carolina, to
Buy for Imp^lal
Interest is now beginning to center
around the Louisburg tobacco market
for the coming season. T"
There will be two warehouses run by
the same management as last year and
we are informed increased facilities
will be added by them. In addition to
the three buyers OP tho /market last
year there will bo an additional com
pany represented here, which gives
promise of more life on the sales. The
buyers this year will be for the Anieri
oan Tobacco Co., Mr. S. T. Wilder, for
B. Thomas, for the Export Leaf Co.,
Mr T. W. Webb, of Kenbridge, Va.,
for'the Imperial, Mr. Patton, of South
Carolina, Reports of exceptionally
fine cures and fine crops are being re
ceived from"all parts of the oounty and
adjoining counties. It seems to be the
opinion of those closely connected with
the tobacco situation that the prices
"will be high, especially at the opening.
In conversation witb Messrs. Mea
dows & Harris, of the Farmers ware
house. we learn they intend opening
their house about August 28th, unless
developments take place later necessi
tating earlier opening. Tbey will
probably make formal announcement
We have heard it stated that circu
lars have been circulated announcing
the fact the Riverside warehouse- would
open on or about August 20th, this we
. have been unab'.e to have confirmed *>n
account of the managers being out
of town. J,
The conditions at present point to
wards a live and profitable market for
Louisburg this fall with profitable prices
for the farmer, and our people are
broad in their determination to make
Louisburg's market this year the best
in this part of the state.
A Life of Service.
Under the above heading the News
Observer pays the following tribute to
one of the State's best citisens and a
man who was much loved by Louis
"The death of Mr. David E. McKinne,
of Princeton, took from North Carolina
a most devoted son, one who loved the
State and its people, one who offered
his life on the field of battle in its de
"In Sunday's issue of this paper a
tribute that was deserved was paid his
memory by Mr. N. D. Weils, whose In
timate friendship enabled him to write
as one who knew. He could- not say
too much, for Mr. McKinne was a man
whose life was of the'kind to be made
an example for coming generations.
He was an ideal citizen, a man who was
trusted and loved.
"As a mere lad ho entered the Con
federate service and was a valiant sol
dier, being made^captain of his com
pany. In peace he again did service
for his State as an educator. Later in
the mercantile business he again
achieved success. In.politics he was a
Democrat of Democrats. In hiSshome
life he Was an ideal husband and flnher.
His life as a Christian was devofed to
good works. As a man and citizen he
held the respect ot all.
"Approaching 85 years ot age when
he passed away he left a name of which
his descendants may well be proud.
Ndrth Carolina will miss him, for its
best asset is men of the type of Dayid
There will be an Educational Rally or
Betterment Day at Justice on Thursday
August 7th. The exercises in the day
will consist of speeches, (tapers on bet
terment work, and patriotic songs.
That night the Betterment Convention
will present a play, "The Que4n of
Hearts," for which an admission fee of
10 and 15 cents will be charged. Ev
erybody cordially invited, and be sure
to stay over to the plav. Dinner will
be served on the grounds.
? ? ,i- V_,
Escaped Convict Found After
Charles Alston or Austin, a Franklin
county negro, will be made to serve
the remainder of a 80 year sentence for
marder in the second degree, Governor
Cn?ig having Issued a requisition on the
govemer of New Jersey for the man,
who is under arrest at Newark. Alston
was convicted in 1904 and eaeaped af
ter ?ve months of servitude. Warden
T. P. Hie has gone to Hew Jersey for
the prisoner. j
Mrs. Leonard Entertains.
Mr*. Jobmiie Leonard ?u hostess to
? number of ber friends Saturday even
ing In honor of Miss Annie. Foster, of
near Loulsburg, and His* Irene Pace,
of Wake Forest.
The gueat were received oo tbo lawn
by Miss Susie Leonard and Mr.; Gordon
Lowery where ring game* vera played.
Then the guest were invited into the
ball room where the waltz was led by
Miss Annie Foster and Mr. Eddie Leon
ard After the dance they were usher
ed Into the aoutb parlor where punch
was served by Mis* Stella Leonard and
Mr. Ralph Laaaitcr. //**
The house was lighted by candles
which made the ladiea look explicit in
tbeir evening frock*. They were dress
ed to correspond- with the decorations
which were queen and white.
Those who had the pleasure of being
present were: Misses Irene Pace, An
nie Foater, Susie Leonard, Stella Leon
ard, Bessie Ray, Livian MeReath, Eth
el Bndg??7Ruby Strother, Nellie Man
gum, La than Jinks, Mary Thompson.
Marguerite Thompson, Miss Ina Biid
ge*i Kanapolis, N. C. ; Mr*. M. Cheek
and Miss Ida Cheek, of Raleigh; Messrs.
Eddie Plummer, Johnnie Leonard,
Ralph Lassiter, H. J. Sorrell, Bunyan
Davis, Ollie Dpchurch, Jimmie Winston,
John Watkins, Royster Mangum,
"Pert" Butler, Eddie Murray, Johnnie
Tilley, Zan Lassiter, Gordon Lowery
and Eugene Loyd, of Raleigh; Fernie
Cooke, of Wake Forest.
The guest departed at 12:80 declaring
to Mrs. Leonard that they ^enjoyed
themselves to extravagance.
Fines and Forfeitures.
In a ruling just made by Attorney
General T; W. Bickett as to the much
agitated question of the division of tines
and forfeitures in municipal courts be
tween the city and the county treasuries
ir.steadof the present constitutional re
quirement that they be turned over to
the county school fund when pioducid
through the regular channels, he holds
that when a penalty is recovered in a
civil action by the municipality, having
author! ty to sue for the same the town
suing on acconnt of violations of its or
dinances the constitutional requirement
does not apply and the town can retain
the revenue in its own treasury. He
holds furthermore that for violation of
ordinances the offending party can be
proceeded against at the same time by
the State for having committed a mis
demeanor and by the city for the col
lection of a penalty. This ruling is
given Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion J. Y. Joyner in a case that has
come up* from Charlotte in which the
city sued for and recovered the penalty
for exceeding the speed limit with his
automobile and the county demanded
the amount of the penalty for the coun
ty school fund. .Uqder the Bickett rul
ing the city will retain the penalty in
stead of turning it over to the country.
It is probable that many towns will now
adopt this method to hold on to revenue
that has been much in dispute a long
Rockv Mount Reports Earth
Rocky Mount, July 29. ? The people
hereabouts are today discussing a ter
rific disturbance which occurred shortly
after midnight and extended through
Nash and Edgecombe and edges of
Franklin and Pitt counties, the vortex
being at Rocky Mount. Some say that
the disturbance was created by the
falling of a huge meteor, while others
claim that the shaking of the ground
was caused by a violent earthquake.
Whatever it was, it aroused almost
every person in the territory over
which extended and caused grave fears
among the superatitioualy inclined. So
damage has been reported.? Raleigh
Mr. Ruffin Will Accept
In a conversation with Mr. Wm. H.
Rufln on Wednesday afternoon we
were Informed that although he was
hot in reality a candidate for the House
of Representatives, however since hav
ing received '.he solicitations fr<yn so
many of Franklin's more substantial
citizens he had taken the matter under
consideration. Mr. Ruffln has many
friends in the county who will delight
to learn of the position he has taken
and Franklin will do honor uflto itself
to haye him for its representative.
Messrs. P. S. & K. K. Allen are hav
ing an entrance made to their clothing
room whieh will open on Nash street.
This will be quite an addition to their
establishment as it will afford a double
entrance and exit. It will in no way,
however, effect their present arrange,
fnent of stock or departments.
THE. MOVING PEOPLE
THEIR MOVEMENTS IN AND
OUT OF TOWN
Those Who Have Visited Louis
burg the Past Week? Those
Who Have Gone Elsewhere
Mr. S. S. Meadows visited Rocky
Mrs. J. S. Lancaster spent Wednes
day in Raleigh.
Miss Julia Barrow left Tuesday to
viait her people in Kittrell
Mrs. G. H. Clay loft Saturday to visit
Mr. G. A. Jones, of Norfolk. Va , is
visiting friends and relatives in town.
Mr. LouJSumner, of Rocky Mount, is
visiting his brother, Mr. Bennie Sum
Misses Nona and Blanche Gupton, of
Nay lor, Ga? are visiting their people
Messrs. L. P. Hicks and O. S. Macon
left Wednesday to spend a few days in
Mr. James R. Collie, Clerk to the
House Claims Committee, is at home
on a visit.
Miss Genevieye Thomas left Wednes
day to visit friends and relatives in
Miss Katherine Pleasants left Wed
nesday for Greensboro to visit relatives
for a few days.
Mr. T. B. Wheeler and family, of
Scotland Neck, are visitors to relatives
Miss Mary Stuart Egerton, left.
Tuesday to visit friends and relatives
Mrs. Jennie Yates, who has been on
a visit.of several days to Ashville, has
Miss Columbia Crudup, ofkew York,
spent several days hero this week visit
ing friends and relatives.
Misses Cora Munger, of Newberne.
and Neta Mastin, of Winston, are, vis
iting Miss Margaret Hicks.
Mr. Aaron \Deitz, left Wednesday
for Baltimore where he -will purchase
his fall stock of goods.
Mrs. J. R. Bunn and little sons,
Clifford and Wilmot, are visiting her
her people in Spring Hope.
Messrs. Luther Pittman and J. Leslie
McFayden, of Raleigh, visited friends
and relatives in Louisburg Sunday.
Mr. H. L. Candler, who has been on
an extended visit to his people at Long
Beach, Cal., returned home Monday.
Mrs. D. C. High accompanied by
Miss Elizabeth Massenburg left Tuesday
to spend a week at Ocean View, Va.
Mr. F. W. Hicks visited his wifes
people at Hilliardston the past week.
He made the trip with his motorcycle.
Mr. Joe Wiggins who holds a position
with the McAden Automobile Co., of
Raleigh, was a visitor to Louisburg
M'isb Daisy Allen, who has been vis
iting her mother here has returned to
her duties as assistant State Chemist
Mrs. R. Y. McAden, accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bailey, of Kaleigh,
spent Tuesday in town, guests of Mrs.
S. J. Parham,
Mrs. H. A. Roberts, Mrs. Clifton
Roberts, and Mrs. Phil Thomas and
daughter, of Henderson, are visiting at
Mr. S. P. Boddie's.
Messrs. J. P. Scoggin, G. R. Scoggin
and R. B. Boyd, Jr., of Warrenton,
were visitors to Louisburg the past
Hicks, A. W. Person, K. K. Alien, B.
N. Williamson, J. A. Turner and Char
lie Clarke went to Raleigh Wednesday.
Mrs, W. H. Pleasants, Misses Sallie
Pleasants, Helen Pleasants and Mildred
Reid Scott, left Tuesday for a months
stay in Asheyille and Hendersonville.
Mrs. J. W. Davenport, Mis. A. F
Johnson, Misses Eleanor Thomas and j
Margaret Johnson and Mr Earl John
son spent Wednesday in Raleigh.
Miss Ruby Lancaster who has been
visiting her cousin Miss Hazel Morris,
in Greenville, 8. C., returned home
Wednesday accompanied by Miss Mor
Mr&fJ. A. Smith and nelce, Miss
F^ul^^nith Walker, of Besaimer ,
cimPNPbave been viaiUof her neice,
Mrs. W. H. Furgerson, on Kenmoor
Avenue, have returned home.
Mr. 4. .,Jl, Bunn, left Wednesday
for HiglPTPofnt nd other fftrnfare
markets in western North Carolina to
Mr. ttd Mrs. G. L. Cqpweli, Misses
glath Allen and Daisy Alien left today
?.r a trip to Asheyllle. They will make
the trip by automobile and go by way
of.Uteenstioro and Charlotte.
Mra. C. C. Siinms, Mrs. J. W. Dav
enport. and little children, Hias Mar
garet Johnson and Mr. V. Earl John
son, of Rocky Mount, were guests of
the editor of the Times this week.
An Bnjoyable Occasion.
A moat enjoyable automobile party
was given on last Monday night by the
ycang meu-of Lonloburg complimentary
to Misses Annie Ada mi, of Four Oaks,
Coca Monger, of Newberne, and Neta
Mastin, of Winston, guests of Miss
Margaret Hicks. The party took auto
mobiles just before supper andmtde
their #my to the high bridge near the
crossing of the railroad over Tar river,
by way of Franklin ton over the States
beat roads. At the bridge the party
alighted and lived with the beautiful
sceneA^lor a while after which lunch
consiskg of mauy dainties which al
ways Brings forth a relish that causes
one to realize something good is in
store, was laid on a neatly prepared
spot and the party partook of a delic
ious repast. After the lunch and con
versation they began their return home
fully appreciating the pleasures derived
from a trip in an excellent automobile
over Franklin county's good roads.
Those in the party were Misses Annie
Adams, Neta Mas tin, Cora Munger,
Maude Hicks, Kathleen Egerton, Mary
Stuart Egerton, Eleanor Cooke, Julia
Barrow, ltuth Allen, Leigh Aycocke,
Lynn Hall, Ina Harris; Messrs. J. A.
Hodges, Jr., W. D. Jackson, O. Y.
Yarboro, W. D. Egerton, B. A. Sumner,
E. H. Malone, P. V. Godfrey B. T.
Person, C. T. Stokes, C. W. High, L.
E. Sumner, Jr., of ltocky Mount, Hen
ry Past hall, H. L. Candler, Chaperones
?Mr.. and Mrs. G. L. Crowell, Mr. and
Mrs. T. W. Watson, Mr. A. W. Person.
The Scandals Papers Suppress.
Asserting that. there's no work which
is criticised more unfairly by those who
do uot appreciate its missions and none
more commended by those who do ap
preciate them than journalism, the
Plainfield Pre.?s reads a little lecture to
the public on the topic, in which it
givt-9Ma peep oehCud tbe scenes:
?'Editing a paper," it says, "in some
respects is like preacning. The gospel
truth must be presented in the form of
generalities or some fellow will (jet hit
and howl, says a recent writer. Few
persons like the truth, even in homeo
pathic doses, if it hits them. But while
preachers and editors are criticised for
what they do say, no one thinks of giv
ing them credit for what they do not
say. Yet what they keep to themselves
constitutes the major portion of what
they know about people. Very many
persons harbor the belief that newspa
pers are eager to publish derogatory
"There is not a newspaper that does
not keep under the lock of secrecy
scores of derogatory things which never
meet the public eye or reach the public
ear. Deciding what not to print is the
most troublesome part>of newspaper
work. Of how many good stories are
suppressed for the public good nobody
outside a newspaper office has any idea.
In some instances he who flies into a
passion because a newspaper prints
something about him which he consid
ers uncomplimentary has every reason
to feel profoundly grateful to the news
papers tor publishing so little of what
it knows of him.
"Probably in no line of work is dis
cretion a greater asset than in journal
ism. Newspapers are printed for the
public good, orshoulcfbe, and the light
of publicity is a purifier of public mor
als just like the light of day let into the
damp, foul smelling places in the ma
terial world. But it is the wise discre
tion as to how much light to let in, and
the how, the when and the where, that
makes for the sucsess of the profession
in its aim to be a medium for public
Struck Twice in Same Place.
Kinston, July 28. ? Proving fallacious
the generally accepted opinion that
lightning does not strike twice in the
same place, a bolt struck the chimney
on the Carolina Railroad company's
station at Snow Hill for the second
time thia yaar. Little damage was
done to the station, but a cypress tree
in the vicinity was struck with such
force that large plcces of the wood feil
flfty yards away.
The BaIjm Weloome.
The excellent downpour of rain on
last Tuesday was a more than welcome
0uet in tha fact that beyond its value
to the crops. It was a blast lag to the
citizens in toip in bringing about cool
sr conditions. j
Miss Lucy Mom spent a few days last
week In Louisburg with Miss Ernestine
Hayes, on a house party.
We are all glad to learn that Mr. D.
W. Splvev has returned from the hos
pital in Richmond where he has been
for some time.
Mr. A. O. Rogers had a small acci
dent last Sunday while attempting to
pass a woman on che Wake Forest road,
turning his machine over, damaging it
considerably also injuring a few of the
passengers, none of them serious, how
Miss Margaret Stem, of Darlington,
S. C., is spending some time with Miss
Mary Timbeilake. Miss Timberlake
gave a card party Thursday afternoon
in honor of Miss Stem.'
Misses Mabel and Gladig Barber and
Pearl Lowery, of . Clayton, have been
spending a few days with Miss Hattie
Pearl Purkerson this week.
Misses Ruby Mangum and Helen
Sledd, of Oxford, have been spending
some time with Miss Annie Green.
Miss Mary Winston has been attend
ing a house party at Dinwiddie, Va.,
with Miss Gertrude Knott for the past
week. ? ? ?
Miss Mamie Perkinson, of Rocky
Mount, is spending some time with
Miss Julia Winston. ???
Mrs. P. R. Mitchell, of Henderson,
spent a few days with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Winston.
We are all surprised, but glad, to
learn that Youngsville, has at last se
cured a charter and begun worlj on a
Gin and Oil Mill combined under the
name oi "Tjie Sugar Loaf Cotton Oil
and Gin Co."*
Mr. B. G. Mitchell spent last Thurs
day in Raleigh on business.
Mr. W. H. Iliglit mpde liis "usual
.Sunday-nipfht-trip" to Henderson last
Mr. Clem Clawson and of
Flag town, N. J., are visiting their rel
atives, Mrs. II. H. Winston, this week.
The "Suffragettes" are increasing
their numbers at every Thursday night
Mrs. D. W. Spivey spent last week
with her mother in Louisburg.
C. C. Winston, G. -Stell, I. T.
Winston and C. II.- Williams went to
Raleigh, last Tuesday on business, on
Mr. Williams' "Young Cadallac."
Misses Rosa and Lena Barrow, of
Raleigh, are visiting Mr. Jno. C. Win
ston's this week.
Mr. J. W. Winston has about com
pleted his three new stores on Main
street. We are glad to see the "good
work" go on.
Messrs. G. C. Parkinson and Will
Freddy spent some time in Clayton last
We are glad to know that Mr. Rob
ert Stell can spend some time in Y oungs
yille now as there is no more attraction
at Rolesville for him.
Mr. Jonea Cooke spent the week end
at Ocean View last week.
Mr. J. W. Woodlief and family spent
last Sunday with Mrs. Jno. F. Mitchell.
Mr. Bud Hardester speutiast Sunday
at home with his parents.
Mr. B. G. Mitchell spent last Satur
day in Louisburg on business.
Candler-Crowell'Co., have had their
shelves for ladies dress goods made
wider and extended in length to accom
odate the large stock of fall and winter
ladies goods they have purchased. Be
sides being quite a good idea in so far
as the saving to the stock is concerned
it will add much to both the appear
ance and capacity of their placc of bus
List of Letters
Remaining in the post office at Louis
bare uncalled for, Aug. 1st, 1913.
Mrs. Henrietta Alston, Sam Davis,
Bill Davis, Mrs. Laura Gailes, Mrs.
Carrie Nance, Gracie Simpson, Mrs.
Cora Strange, H. L. Swain, Grady Wal
ker, T. Young.
Persona calling for any of the above
letters will please say they saw them ad
M. W. rARBOROtGH, P. M.
Receives New Clothes.
Lenisburg Rifles received a lot of new
clothes and other equipment the past
weelc preparatory to leaving next Mon
day for an eight days encampment at
The Fatal Day Was Near
"Charles seems to be very exacting,"
said a f<md mamma to a dear girl who
was dressing for the wedding. , v "
."Never mind, Mamma," said the
sweetly, "Tt*j are hi* last wishes."
' ? Aooost Lifpincott*^,
RUNS INTO A BRIDGE
Alt ALMOST FATAL ACOIDENT
Mr- J- A. Kitchener's Cap Carrie
Near Running Off Bridge and
Dumping Occupants in Wa
A most horrible automobile accident
wai only averted on last Wednesday
night by the strength of the iron railing
on the bridge near the home of the
late Mr A. W. Wilson, when Mr. J. A.
Mltchoner'p ear became uncontrollable
and ran headlong into the railing as it
was approaching tbe bridge. The car
bent over the railing enough to allow
the front wheel to drop over the side of
the bridge, placing it in such % position
that had it moved six or eight inches
farther it would have overbalanced and
dumped its occupants into about a
twelve foot ditch, with the car falling
in upon them. It seems the car ran
into a mud hole, and being driven at a
faster speed than was beiog realized,
cauBigd turn, and the driver was
powerless to draw it back into its
proper course in tim?~?o avoid the acci
dent. Tlie car was badly damaged, be
ing badly bent and broken up, and the
wind shield smashed. Mr. Mitchcner
was the only one-to receive an injury ?
receiving a cut in the right thigh from
a piece ot the glass from tbe wind
shield. The occupants of the car, be
sides Mr. Mitchener, were Misses
Duke. Willie (ireen Day and Mrs. Day.
The party had been out to a house
party at Dr. Alston's in Vance county,
and were on their return home when
the accident happened about 12 o'clock.
They were soon overtaken by several
other automobiles who took the ladies
?home and one took Mr. Mitchener to
Xouisl urg wht re his wound was dress
eil by Dr. H. A. Xesrell and he was
taktii to his home m V.itchiners.
It was a most shocking expedience
with the party and a most providential
escape from s most fatal occurrence.
The farmers- are wearing broad
smiles now. Their crops a re beautiful
and they arc running the last furrows
in many fields for this season.
Dr. W. P. Simpson, Visited his peo
ple in Rocky Mount last week.
Mrs. Francis Upchurch, of near
Laurel, is spending some time with
her daughter Mrs. W. D. Upchurch.
Miss Elvis M. Sutton, of Kinston,
visited Miss Hattie Neal the past week.
Little Miss Annie Neal is spending
a few days with her friend, Misa Josie
Lancaster, in Louisburg.
Mrs. Ida Strum, of Durham, is visit
ing her sistet, Mrs. Herbert Gupton.
Mrs. John Harris, who has been
spending some time with her people
here, returned to her dome in Durham
Miss Vessje Jenkins, who is with her
people during vacation, expects to re
sume her studies at Buie's Creek in a
few weeks. ?
A social event of last week was the
intertaining of the "christain worker's
class" of the Centerville Sunday School
At an early hour the class with the
Sunday School Superintendent and
officers began to gather in the large
and beautiful grove of Mr. J. It. Strik
land. The happy young people were
engaged for the first half hour or more,
in conversation. Then various games
were played in the shadow of the oaks
until the hour for serving arrived.
They repaired to the table which was
dain'ily "decora teil ivfth feras' wfiefe ?
delicious ice cream and cake was serv
ed, after which the young people de
parted, declaring, that they had spent
a most enjoyable evening. We feel
proud of our class aad hope to do better
work in the future than we have ,in tne
A Guest. -
The order for the olection from Gov
ernor Craig has been received by Chair
man J. R. Collie, and refered to the
Board of Elections. On ?e;ount of
their not being able to get together
for a meeting yesterday# we cannot
give' tho particulars of the plan that
they will pursue, but it is thought
that probably the convention of 1812
will be recalled with the same dele
gate*. A full report will be given upon
the convening of the Election Board. ,
Mistake* are stepping atones upon
which some 1-people etop. upward aad
some downward ~
? Ao??? imncrn.