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A. P. JOHNSON, EDITOR AND MANAGER
VOL. XLIIl .
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION.
LOUISBURG. H. C.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1913
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YBAR
NUMBER a 1
. COMPULSORY ATTO'NGE
AN ACT TO MAKE SCHOOL AT
TENDANCE COMPULSORY '
All Children Required tp At
tend School, A*e 8 to 12,
Term Four Months.
Thb Genekal assembly of North
Carolina do enact:
Section 1. That fr >m and after the
tint day of July, one thousand nine
hundred and thirteen, every parent,
guardian, or other person in the State
of North Carolina baring charge or
control of a child or children between
? the aires of eight and twelve yean,
?hall cause such child or children to
attend the local public school in the
district, town or city in which he re
sides, continuously for four months
of the school term of each year, exepet
hereinafter provided. This period of
compulsory attendance shall commence
at the begininsr of the compulsory per
iod of the school term nearest to the
eight birthday of such child or children,
and shall cover the compulsory per
iod of four consecutive school years
thereafter. This period of compulsory
attendance for each public school shall
commence at the beginning of the
school term ef said school unless other
wise ordered by the county board of
education or, in case of town or oities
of two thousand or more inhabitants,
by the board of trustees of the public
schools of said towns or cities. Con
tinuous 'attendance upon some other
publio school or upon any private or
church school taught by competent
teaching may be accepted in lieu- of at
tendance upon the local public schools:
Provided, that said period of continuous
attendance upon such other school shall
be for at least four months of each
year: Provided, futher, that anv pritate
or church scltool receiving instruction
pupils between the ages of eight and
twelve years shall be required to keep
such records of attendance of said
children and to render reports of same
as are hereinafter required of public
school*. And attend >nce upon such
_ schools refusing or neglecting to keep
such records and to render su li reports
shall not be accepted in lieu of atten
, dance upon the local public school of
' the district, town or city which the
child shall he entitled to attend: Pro
vided, the period of compulsory atten
dance shall be in force and apply be
tween the ages of eight and fifteen
years in Mitchell County.
Section 2. This act shall not apply
in any case in which the child's physical
or mental condition, as attested by any
legally qualified physician before any
court having jurisdiction under thia
act, renders his attendance impractica
ble or inexpedient; or in any ca*e in
which the child resides two and one-,
half miles or more by the nearest
traveled route fion\ the schoolhouse;
or in which, because extreme porerty
the services of sirch child are necessary
for his own supDort or the support of
parents, as attested by the affidavit
of said parents and of. such witnesses
as the attendance officer may require;
or in any case in which said parent,
guardian or other person having charge
or control of the child shall show
before any magistrate by affidavit- of
himself and of such witnesses as the
attendance officer may require, that
the child is without necessary books
and clothing for attending school, and
that he is unable to provide the neces
sary hooks and clothes: Provided, that
when books and clothing shall have
been provided, through charity or by
other means, the child shall no longer ]
be exempt from attendance under this
PARKNTS SIIAl.r. CAUSE CHlLDUfCN TO
Section 3. Every parent, fcuardian,
or other person in the State of North
Carolina having charge or control of a
child or children between the a^es of
eight and twelve years shall cause said
child to attend school as aforesaid:
Provide'l, that occasional absence from
such attendance by such child iamount
inpf to not more than two unexcuaed
absences in four consecutive weeksshall
?ot be unlawful: Provided, further,
that the superintendent, principal or
teacher in charge of any school may
excuse any child for a temporary ab
sence because of unusual storm or bad
weather, sickness or death in the child's
family, unforseert or unavoidable acci
dents, and such excuse and reason there
for shall be recorded by said superin
tendent, principal, or teacher in charge
of school and reported to the attend
ance offieer as hereinafter provided:
Piovided. further, that in case of pro
tracted Illness ef Any child who** at
tendance is required under this act, or
in cue of quarantine of the home in
which the child reside*, upon report of
the health officer or upon satisfactory
evidence to this effect, the attendance
officer shall excuse from attendance
such child until he is fully restored to
health or until the time required bv
law that he sliall >tav out of school
after quarantine has been raised.
I'B.VALTV rOK VIOLATION OF LAW.
Section 4, Anv parent,- guardian
or other person violating the provisions
of this act ahallsbe guilty of a misde
meanor, and ilpon conviction shall
be liable te a line of not less than five
dollars and nor more than twenty-five
dollars, and upon failure or refusal
to pay such fines said parent, guardian,
or other person shall be imprisoned
not to excoed thirty days In the county
jail: Provided, that the fine for any
first offence may, upqn payment of
costs, be suspended and not collected
until ^lie same party is convicted of a
second offense: Provided, futher, that
after the expiration of three days from
the service of the notice by the atten
dance officer each and every day.j*k
parent, guardian, or other person shall'
willfully and unlawfully keep suck
child or children from school, or
allow him to remain out of school,
shall constitute a separate offense and
shall subject said person to penalties
ATTENDANCE OFFICERS. DUT1BS. COM
Section 5. The county board of ed
ucation in each county shall appoint
and remove at will an attendance offi
cer for each townahip to enforce the
provisions of thiB act who shall serve
also as taker of the school census,
performing all ' the duties heretofore
required of the school committee as
to the census under section four thous
and one hundred and forty-eight of
The Revisal of one thousand nine hun
dred and five of Norttf~~t>arolina, and
as keeper of the attendance records,
for which service he shall be allowed
three cents per child of scht?ol age each
school year. It shall be his duty to
take an annual census and to furnish
each superintendent, principal, or
teacher in charge of school with an ac
curate school census of the district at
the opening of the school each year,
and also to furinish a copy of the
school census of each district to the
county superintendent of punlic in
struction. The attendance , officer
shall serve written or printed, or partly
written and partly printed notices
upon every parent" guardian, or other
person violating the provisions of this
act. and prompt compliance on the part
of such parents, guardian, or other
person shall be required. For serving
such notice the attendance officer shall
be allowed a fee of twenty-five cents
in case^T conviction, same to b? taxed
in bill of cost; and if any parent,
guardian, or other person upon whom
such notice is served fails to comply
with the Jaw within three days, then
it shall be the duty of said attendance
officer to prosecute such person. Prose
cution under this act shall be brought
in the name of the State of North
Carolina before any justice of the
peace, or police justice, or recorder of
any county, town or township in which
ths person prosecuted resides. The
attendance officer shall have the right
to visit and enter any office or factory
ori business house employing children,
for the purpose of enforcing the provis
ions of this act; when doubt exists as
to the age of a child, he may require a
I properly attested birth certificate or
affidavit stating such child's age; he
1 shall keep an accurate record of all no*
tices served, all cases prosecuted, and
| all other services performed, and shall
make an annual report of same to the
county board of education. In the dis
cretion of the county board of educa
tion, the attendance officer may be al
lowed reasonable additional compensa
tion from the county school fund for
such services as are required of him
under this act, compensation for which
is not specifically provided for herein:
Provided, that in case the county board
of education shall appoint a school com
mitteeman or township constable as at
tendance officer, the duties of such of
ficer herein prescribed are hereby de
clared to be a part cf his duties ex of
ficio: Provided, further, that the school
CDmmittee or board of trustees of any
schoal iu any town or city of five thous
and or more inhabitants, operating its
schools under special charter,' is. herc
b) Authorized and empowered, if in
their judgment such action is ,,wise. to
appoint an attendance officer- for the
schools under the r direction, fix his
compensation, and pay the same out of
the special tax school funds of said
to>m or city, arid assign to him other
duties in addition to those enumerated
> ? ? ? " " . ? i
TBtCHBRS MUST C.O-OPKRATK, r?N A I.TT
OR NON COMPLIANCE.
Section 6. " it shall he the duly of all
(Continued on-Ith page.)
THE TOBACCO MARKET
INCREASED SALES AMD IN
The Warehousemen^Actlve and
The Patron* of jKhe Market
Pleased? Brighter JV inspects.
As the season advances the sales
tobacco increases and the prices have a
rising tendency also. During the past
week many planters have sold tobacco
on the floors of the local Warehouses
for splendid prices and in practically
every case they have been heard to ex
press a deep satisfaction for the prices
received. There is still a good strong
demand here for .the weed and Louis
burg is making and will continue to
make inducement that will make it to
the interest tJ all tobacco growers to
sell here. The warehousemen say they
expect to see the prices tor tobacco
continue a steady increase for *ome
Come to Louisburg, the whole town
wants to welcorae'ydfur visit.
In the sixty-fifth year of his age, Mr.
Thos. Y. Perdue died at tLe residence of
his son, Mr. C. H. Perdue, who liyes
near this city, Saturday morning, and
his body was buried in the family bury
ing ground near here Sunday after
. Just seven weeks ago Saturday, Mr.
Perdue found bis wife dead in bed on j
his return from town. He has been in I
ill health for several months, hut only
recently was he confined to his room.
Mr. Perdue was a native of Warren
county, but for many years he has
made thia county his home. He was a
good, honest, upright, useful citizen, a
devout member of Piney Grove Meth
odist-church, and he will be greatly
missed in this community.
The following children survive him:
Mrs. G. W.- Murphy, of Louisburg:
Mrs. John Jackson, of Middlesburg; j
Miss Katr Perdue, of thp institution for j
the blind, Raleigh: Messrs. C. H.. L.
C., J. W-., and L P. Perdue, of this
Mr- Wilson, Proud of Tariff. Hopes
For Currency Reform.
"A fight for the people and for fret
business which has lasted a long gen
eration through, has at last been won,
handsomely and completely. A leader
shib and a steadfastness in counsel has
been shown in both houses, of which
the Democratic party has reason to be
very proud. There has been no weak
ness or confusion or drawing back, but
a statesmanlike directness and com- 1
mand of circumstances. I am happy to |
hare been connected with the govern
ment of the nation at a time when such
things could happen, and to have work
ed iii association with men who could
do them. There is every reason to be
lieve that currency reform will be car
ried through with equal energy, direct
ness, and loyalty to the general inter
est. When this is done, this first ses
sion of the sixty-third Congress will
have passed into history with an un
rivaled distinction. I want to express
mv special admiration for the devoted,
intelligent, and untiring work of Mr.
Underwood and Mr. Simmons, and the
committees associated with them.**
When the President was asked to
comment on the votes of Senator La
Follette anil Senator Poindexter he ex
pressed very warm admiration for their
conscientious independence and cour
age. ? Woodrow Wilson.
^ ? Did" Not Get Billet
!< We were in error in our accouut of
the shooting the horse thief at Frank
i linton last week in stating that he got
the billet away from Chief Cooke. In
getting the facts there was some con
fusion and instead of getting the billet
the negro caught the hand of Chief
! Cooke containing the weapon. The ne
gro is getting on all rijfht now and will
soon entirely recover from the wound.
The MaDleville and Cedar Rock
Not in many years has thie MapleviUe
community been swept by such a tidal
wave of religious interest as it was re-*
cently dunne the annual protracted
meeting of the Maple Springs Baptist
Rev. R. G. .Kendrick, pastor of the
Forrest Avenue Church, of Greensboro,
came to assist th< pastor. Rev. Geo. M
| Duke, on **aturday before the fourth
I Sunday in August, continuing through
fcfie tiftl*$uniiav. As a partial result,
j the pastor baptised tweQty-three new
members into the fellowship of the
' church in. Harris' mill pond on Tuesday.
following. The other members were
received by letter, and the religious
life of the entire community w*s'gr*at
ly toned hp.
Immediately following this meeting
the one at Cedar Flock began. The pa?
tor was assisted by Rer. Walter M
Gilmore, of the Louiaburg Baptist
Church, in this meeting, which closed
Friday* afternoon with good results.
The storm on Wednesday cot the meet
in two, but there was a marked revival
of interest on the day following and as
a* result the pastor baptized sixteen new
members Sunday afternoon in Sledge's
Both of these churches are strong
vigorous bodies of Christians, who have
been served by Rev. Mr. Duke as pas
tor for a generation or more, who is
deeply entrenched in his affections.
One of the most tender and effective
features of these meetings was the an
nual reunion. on Thursdav at Maple
Springs, and on Friday at Cedar Rock,
at which a larue part of the member
ship of each ohurch was gotten togeth
er. The dinner on the ground and the
social houf that followed will long be
remembered. ' - ? I
An Oyster Dinner.
We are requested to state that the
ladies of the Episcopal church will give
an oyster dinner in Louisburg during
the court week in November ? the exact
time and place will be named later. The
proceeds pf this dinner will be for the
benefit of the church. Tbe public will
be invited to take dinner with tliem.
From their page advertisement on
the last pttre of this issue it will be
seen that P. s. & K. K. Allen will have
their fatt opening of ladies dress goods
and roi lifter v on nex? Monday and
Tuexdav. | Your attention is also called
to the mafy thing? of interest mention
ed in theirj advertisement.
The LoVrUbur*' Cotton Market is be
ginning to tak* on proportions as witti
in the pas' week the .staple has ad
vanced ftifly one cent a pound. The
prevailing price now is from 12 Jc. to
12 |e. per' pound. Only a few bales
liav? been received thus far
CooperS' Uo-Operati?e Warehouse
On another pave in this issue will be
founds a advertisement of the Coopers'
Warehouse at Henderssn, for the sale
of leaf tobacco. This house is well
managed and amply capable of handling
'the buMuess of the farmers. They
, spare no efforts in making things con
I venient and attractive, and when op
portunity pi el# wt s itself ?i will be to
I your interest to call to see them.. Head
I .their advertisement.
The First Bale.
The first bale of new cotton was
brought to Louisburg Tuesday by Mr.
C. H. Mullen, o i Mullen Bros., of
Bunn. The bale was ginned by them,
and was raised by Mr. H. H. Mullen.
It weighed 41& pounds, and not being
able to get the price wanted, the cotton
was returned to Bunn where it had pre
viouslv been bought by Mullen Bros,
for 12J cents per pound.
The Orphan Concert.
A class composed of fourteen orphans
from the Odd Fellows Ornhanage at
Goldsboro gave a concert in the Opera
House here on last Tuesday night. The
ch'Wftien did well and reflected much
crcdit upon their tutors and the in&li^
tution from which .they came. Toe
performance was witnessed by a large
number ?ot'Louisburg's people and the
little ones realized I5H from the enter
tainment. ? . I
Farmers of this Section.
Beware of purchasing unguaranteed
seed oats or "feed oats that are good
enough for 'seed." Sometimes such
se'd will germinate but we frequently
find a lot in which not one seed in a
pound will come up and not infrequent
ly, every seed is dead.
(Jet a written guarantee that the oats
! are al! right for seed and are sold for
seeding purposes, other* iNe pav only
I the price of feed oats an i ei\e them to
j your mule.
J Send uj? a sample of your seed <?at*
| anil seed wheat right awa* and ^ let us
1 germinate it for you for nothing and
! tell you before you sow it just how
? mu< it will come up so you can telS
| beforehand how much to sow lor a g??od
; stand. There, is too little profit in the
growing of small grain irv,this State to
| take any risk of getting a poor stand.
When you Bend your sample of wheat or
j oats address ''The North Carolina Seed
laboratories,'* Kaleigh, X. C.
, J. L. Buaotss, I
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. K. P. Hill visited Raleigh Mon
W. F. Davis went Raleigh Mon
Capt. P. G. Alston went to .Raleigh
Tuesday. . r
Mr. U. R. Underbill went to P?oIeigh
Mr. J. R. Collie visited^ Henderson
Mr. 1$. M. Person, of Charlotte, is s
visitor to Louisburg.
Judge C. M. Cooke is holding court
in Raleigh this week.
Mr. Claude Bernard, of Raleigh, wai
in Louisburg Saturday.
Mr. J. D. Harper returned Monday
from Newport News, Va.
Miss Mary McCullen, of Rockingham,
is visiting at the College.
Mr. J. H. Hunn and brother, Rodney^
went to Raleigh Tuesday.
Mr. H. L. Candler returned from the
Northern Markets Saturday.
Miss Lucy Coppedge, of Greensboro,
is visiting at Dr. H..A. Newell's.
Dr. J. QT_Newell and family, of Nash
ville, are visiting his people here.
.Mr. J. J. Allen returned from a visit
to his brother at Manson Tuesday.
Mr. J. J, llickey, of Richmond, was
a visitor to Louisburg. the past week.
Mr. F. A. Ctill, of Norfolk, visited his
people near Cedar Rock the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie .Matthews, of
Morganlon. are visiting his brother near
Miss Inez Rackley, of Greensboro, is
visiting her sinter." Mrs. F. R. Pleas
Mr. and Mrs. W U. Pleasant^ re-l
turned from a triplet Baltimore. 6atur-j
prot K. .1. Newell left Wednesday
for. Harvaid University at Cambridge.
Mr. .Joseph N. Ramev returned the
past week from a trip to the northern |
"College, Visited "Prof. K. .1. Newel! tne?
Mr. MalcoUn McKi nne returned Wed
nesday from a visit to Princeton and
Mr. W. F. Washington, of oxford, is
in Louisburg and has fitted up a gallery
at his old place.
Mr. J. W. Pearce, of Wake Forest,
was a pleasant caller at the Time* of
Mrs. W. A. King who has been visit
ing M.S. J. W. Mustian, has returned
to her home at Cary.
Mrs Malcolm "McKinne and little
child ha* returned from a visit to her
people at Chicago, III.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Wilson, of Wil
son's Mills, visited at Mrs. Leila Will
iamson's the past week.
Mrs. Annie Loy. of Baltimore, has
returned to Louisburg to be milliner
for P. S. & K. K. Allen. I
Prof. ? ? ? . McCutheon, of the Uni-j
versity of Minnesota! visited Prof. K.
J. Newell the Dast week.
Miss Catherine Pleasant*. wlm has i
been visiting her grand-parents at
Greensboro, has returned home.
Mrs. R. H. Young and children, of
Navasoto, Texas, is visiting Mr.
Young's mother, Mrs. J. W. Mustain.
Miss Ruth Taylor, who has been vis
iting relatives in town the past two,
weeks, left for her home at Dunn Mon-|
Mrs. J. W.. Mustian, who has been]
visiting friends and relatives in Vance f
and Warren counties has returned j
Miss Mary Hamiet, oi' Oxford, w.lioj
has been visiting -ie* grand-father. Mr. I
r>. K. Gilliam, near town returned home!
Mrs. A. M Hail and daughters. Miss
es Grace and Lynn, and Mrs. Julia
Scott left Monday for the northern !
markets to purchase the fall stock of
?ood8 for the Racket Store
Messrs. Joseph Hale. Charles Cooke.
Raymond Taylor, T. W. Rutfin, B.
Egerton and Raymond Hobgood left
the past week for Chapel Hill, where
they will ejiter the University of North
Mr. M. F. Houck, who - is erecting
the lai-ge brick buffding on Nash
street for the Hill Live Stock Co., in
forms us that work is being pushed on
the construction of this building and
the building when completed will con
tain 20,100 square feet of floor space. It
Will be a two story structure and will be .
fitted up with electric lights, electric
fans, water, etc.. on each floor. The
second story will be placed over the
front of the Mam street store and' lie a
part of the rear building.
Mr. Houck also informs us he is put
ting up a 40 x 81 two story storage
house for Mr. P. A.' Reavis on the south
side of the river near the railroad.
The work on the residence of Mrs. 8.
T. Wilder is about completed.
Mr. M. C. Pleasants' residence on
( Nash street is about completed. The
new building presents quite a hand
some appearance. #
1 The large addition to the Hill Livo
Stock Co., cotton platform side of the
gin on Nash street is about completed.
This is, so we learn, the only cotton
; storage platform in the county built in
connection with a gin wherein a farmers
i cotton can be stored indefinitely with
out being open to rain. It will now give
, accommodations for something over a
Work is being continued on the store
building side of F. W. Wheless store.
Mr. J. P. Winston has sufficiently
' completed his residence on Middle
street to move his household effects
thereto, however, we learn he will not
occupy same until the work is com-,
Allen Bros Co., is building a lame
cotton platform side of their river gin
house. The work on this was begun
the past week. t .
The Hardware Store is having the
front of their store treated with a new
coat of paint. ^
*The Hill Live Stock Co., will have
the front of their court street store
I painted red,%so we are informed.
Mr. L. F. Herndon, of Apex, who .
! has been with Mr. M. FJ Houck as
Superintendent of Masonry at Wendell
for some time, arrived in Lou.sburg
Monday and will have charge ot the
brick work for the large brick stove of
tie Hill Live Stock Co.
\V",? are requested to state tha*. Rev.
A. D. Wilcox will preach at both ser
vices at the . Methodist church here
Sunday. He wilt return Saturday ar'l
the regular morning and night services
will be held.
A .Pretty Addition.
Mr. B. G. Hicks has juat receive J
aii?l installed two ten-foot sections of
counter show cases or bins. They are
pretty pieces of furniture and besides
being a line medium for displaying dif
ferent lin?*s of goods, will be of great
value to the proper keeping of same.
They add much to the already neat ap
pearance of his store.
The Woman's Missionary Union of
the Tar Kiver Association will meet
with Sharon Baptist Church at Wise,
r?n the 25th and 26th of Septemoer.
The committee on hospitality consists
of Mrs. M. II. Hayes and Misses Carrie
; Dunn and Lena White. Delegates
who expect t?> attend this meeting will
please send their names to one of these
ladies, stating when they will be there.
It is earnestly desired that each Sq
' cietv in the Union shall be well repre
Mrs. L. W. Baoi.ky,
Card of thanks
On the part of the family and myself
I wish to extend thfe deepest thanks and
appreciations to all those who so kindly
1 rendered us. assistance in the recent
death of our *on, brother and uncle.
Your many kin?l deeds and expressions
will Ions i?e remembered by each of a<.
M. Luther Pittman.
Death of Lena Williams
on the 23 day of August thF-- death
visiteil the Home of Mr. ani
Mrs 'R i >. Williams, and took fjom
them their oldest daughter Lena. Her
health lied be*n bad for a pood whilo
a*id fhe sulTered much but she took
it easy. It is all over now t?? god
knows best in all things. Jast before
death claimed its own she said, "All
is well " She was laid to rest at
Flat Rock Church her funeral l.eing ?
conducted by her pastor Rev. Mr. -
? LcB' -
"Ba calni and wait another day.
His strong hands h"Ids the reins of
Whatever ia, is by hi* will,
l To keep ?ou'.h in the narrow way.''
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