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THE COUNTY, THE 8TATE, THE UITCOH
LOUISBURG, N. C., FRIDAY, DBOEMBUR 5, 1918
JOHNSON. EDITOR AND MANAGER
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? pi* mild Report* BecelfM? Only
. Small Amounts ? (Business ? I*
<??? In Water and Lights BtlU.
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. The Board of Town Commissioners
met In regular session on last Friday
night with Commissioners Hlclu, Al
len and Wlielcss present. The mayor
presided and alter rending and ap
proving tt\e minutes of the previous
meetings the following business was
disposed of ?
The report of J..C. Tucker, Chief of
Police, was received and ordered filed.
He reports costs $19.10, rents 116.00
license $40.00, . ?s
Report of A. W. Aliton both for
water and- lights and taxes, was re
ceived an <3 ordered filed. He reports
as follows : Old taxes collected $306.
76;. current taxes $667.36; Lights and
Water rents $857.36; uncollected $3.36..
' The water and lights rents show an
increase over the same month In 192 of
After allowing a number of accounts
the Board adjourned to its next regu
Tlie Baptist Church.
,Thc pastor will conduct public wor
ship Sunday 11 a. m. There will be no
services at the Baptist church Sun
day night. Messengers from . this
church who expect to attend the Bap
tist State Convention, which meets in
Shelby next week, beginning Monday
night, are Messrs. Thos. B. Wilder,
Ivey Allen, and Waltor M. Gilmore.
They will return the latter part of next
Rev. I.. ?W. Swope, former pastor
in this city, but now pastor of the
First Baptist church of Shelby, will be
the host of the convention.
Town Clerk A. W. Alston, furnishes
us with the following information from
the town tax books showln the amount
of taxes due thetown for the year 1913:
Total valuation of real es
Total valuation of personal
Total tax valuation 41,141.909.00
Property tax? $1 on the
" $100 $11,419.09
306 polls at $3.00 9J5.00
-* Bazaar. .
i,The ladles of the Episcopal church
htjld a delightful andprofitable bazaar
*?;ihe home of Mrs. T. W. Bickett on
T^dnesday afternon. The bazaar v.'as
o^fncd at 10:30 and seldom Is such a
display of fine hand made articles ever
^IjjTlie articles were many useful and
hdhdsonir. By the middle of the even- |
in* everything had been sold and it
\fais found their net receipts amounted
Corirlght Metal Shingle Rooting,
Wc hope our readers^llaw^een no
ticing the advertising of the Cort
rlght Metal Roofing Company, which
has appeared in our columns regularly
since early this year, and that any of
those interested In high grade, sub
stantial roofing have gotteh in touch
with the Compaq's local agent, Mr.
M. Frank Houck.
Cortright Metal Shingles have been
in use for more than a quarter of a
century and are giving splendid satis
faction everywhere. ?
Reception at College.
On Wednesday night, November 26.
a reception was given by the Wesley
Bible Class to the students and facul
ty of the I.ouisbirg Collge.
All enjoyed the Thanksgiving feast
of fruits, nuts and candles. There
?was also music, fun and frolic In plen
ty. On the following morning the
girls and faculty were highly pleased
at receiving a fifteen pound bo* of
Huyler's Bon-Uons, but upon the op
ening of the box, much merriment
was caused on beholding a beautiful
array of- many colored "stick can
dle*/' However, the girls say it was
"awfully good" and a few b^xes of
"Morrises" made Up for all momentary
feeling* of disappointment
Circle Meets With Mis* Cook.
The Study Circle Club of the Young
Woman's Missionary Society met In
Joint session with the Phltathea Class
of t^e Methodist church on Tuesday
evening with Miss Eleanor Cook.
The topic of discussion was the first
chapter of "Aliens or Americans." The
discussion was led by Miss Sue Al
ston, followed by an open discus
sion by UA. other .members of these
Mis* Julia Barow delighted the
rue?ta irtllL ' jMp-, warioi and Misses
Cook imd Mecam pleasantly rendered
several duM& and solos after which
chocolates and wafers were served,
and the circle adjourned to meet a
month later with Miss Virginia Fos
ter. V. .
We acknowledge the receipt of the
following invitation .
? , ' Mr. W. A. Jones
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter
, May '' 7
Mr Oilie Jones Weldon
6n Thursday evening, December
at eight-thirty o'clock >'
Piney Grove Church
Franklin County, North Carolina
The bride to be Is a daughter of our
esteemed countyman, Mr. W. A. Jones,
and is a young lady of splendid at
tainments. She Is deservingly popular
among a host of friends whose good
wishes will be heartily extended.
The groom is one of Franklin's pop
ular and' successful young planters
and has numbers of friends among
whom he is Justly popular.
There was a reception and house
warming at the Louisburg College oh
The new furnace was In excellent
order and every one was warm and
happy. This occasion was taken by
the friendh and patrons of the college
to send tfn donations to help in the
furnishing of the new portion of the
The guests were met in the hall by
Miss Mabel Davis and ushered into the
parlor where delightful fruit punch
was served by Miss Mildred Yarbor
ough and Mr. Weldon Egerton. From
there the guests went Into the audi
toruim where many beautiful and val
uable presents were displayed. Then
the college as a .whole was turned
over to the guests for inspection. The
annex is large and beautiful. The in
firmary especially deserves mention.
It is well equipped and in charge of
a competent trained nurse. ?
After the long tour of liails and
many stairs the guests entered the
dining room and were refreshed by a
steaming cup ofcoffee, wafers and
cakes daintily served by Misses Eu
gene Deford and Lena Macon.
A Mr. Boyd, of Norfolk, was fined
>10 and costs by Squire J. L Palmer
on Tuesday for insulting the lady op
erator in the local central here. The
Insult so we are informed was in the
shape of profanity. It Is no doubt
true that at times telephones are ex
ceedingly vexing, still we feel that
any man should be able to control ills
temper and remain a gentleman to th?
M. W. A. Meets.
The local camp of the Modern Wood
men of America met In a special meet
ing onlast Wednesday night In Cand
ler-Crowell Co.'s store and elected the
Council ? J. W. Holltngswortli.
Adviser Lieutenant ? 8. C. Holden
Banker ? E. W. Furgurson.
Clerk? J. W. King. ?
Escort ? R. W. Hudson.
8entry ? E. J. Macon.
Physician ? Dr. J. E. Malone.
Managers ? P. S. Allen, F. W. Hicks I
and W. J. Shearln.
Xcw Cotton Weigher.
Mr. W. Hal Mann, who was elected
cotton weigher for IxMiinburg, entered
upon his duties on Monday afternoon.
As Mr. C. T. Stokes has taken his
platform over for his own use, Mr.
Mann has fitted up a place on the va
cant lot on the west side of Maln street
In front of Cheatham's Stemmery. The
new location although-tr little Incon
venient to the buyer, is more satis
factory to the seller as It eliminate the
lifting the cotton upon the platform M
heretofore. * .
Although a little commotion was In
evidence the past week on the cotton
market no noticeable change has been
made In Loulsburg. The prices yester
day for good cotton reached 13 5-16
cents per pound. Several balestfgte
The p^-tce of cotton seed remains
steady. ' ? -
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COTTON BUYERS WITHDRAW
FROM LOCAL MARKET
But Only Has Small Effect on the Prices or
Demand for the Staple
TROUBLE OVEB COTTO* WEIORKR
ConditlonH Soon Became >orm?l and
With the Exception of Discussion
No Material Difference Was DIs
? * * ? ? *
* Loulsburg, N. C. Nov. 29-'13 ?
* To the Honorable Board of Com- ?
* missloners of Franklin County ?
* Loulsburg, N. C.,. ?
* Gentlemen v ? ' * ?
* We the- undersigned cotton ?
* buyers in th,e town of Loulsburg* ?
* N.. C. respectfully ask that your ?
* Honorable Board do not confirm ?
* the election of Mr. W. Hal Mann *
* as cotton weigher for the ?
!? the town of Loulsburg, N. C. *
* That the vote by" which he was *
* elected be reconsidered. ?
* And that some other man be elec ?
* ted instead.' ?
* We make this request because * j
* we know that Mr. Mann's service ?
* as cotton weigher will not be *
* satisfactory to us; and we feel *
* confident that liig services will *
* not be satisfactory to tho$e who *
* sell cotton on the Loulsburg *
* market. ?
* The office of cotton weigher *
* being a public one, it is of great *
* importance that it be. filled by ?
* some miin who will work in har- *
* mony with both buyer and seller.
* McKINNE BROS. CO. ?.
* *By D. F. McKinne) *
* A. W. PERSON, ?
* C. T. gTOKES. *
Quite a little stir among the gener
al pablic was in evidence on Wednes
day morning when it became general
ly known that the former cotton buy
ers on the local market had decided to
withdraw their purchasing activities.
The rumor had been passed around the
night before to the effect that they
would purchase no more cotton un
til their petition to the Board of Coun
ty Commissioners, which Is given
above, was granted, but no one had.
really given much credit to the report
until their absence was noted on the
following morning.lt was only a short
while; however, after the wagons load
ed with the fleecy staple had begun
to roll in when Mr. R. G. Allen of the
Farmers Xational Bank was display
ing a commendable public spirit and
'Within a short while had succeeded In
getting two firms on the market and
the business began to move along
smoothly again. The new buyers are
Turner & Beaslcy, composed of Mayor j
J. A. Turner and Mr.W. F. Beasley, and
Mr. K. P. Hill for the Hill Live Stock
Co. It is reported that other buyers
will enter the market within a lew"
days it the former buyers continue
in their attitude.
| The trouble which has brought
about these results began the first of
[November la the election of Mr. W
Hal Mann as cotton weigher for Louis
burg, from a number of applicants.
No objection was raised against him
| before his election. The next day
however, objections were made. The
Commissioners passed the mutter up to
the December meeting when the peti
tion above was placed before them.
After going into the matter very
thorough', finding no one willing to
prefer formal charges against bis hon
esty and considering that he had not
been tried and found incapable they
were not willing to grant the request
of the petitioners and proceeded to
accept the bond of Mr. Mann and ad
minister the oath of office, stating that
at any time he failed to perform his
duties in accordance with the laws
they would entertain formal charges
against him. Following this action of
the Board the relaxation of the activ
ities of the buyers was noticed.
K In the face of the fact that the
Commissioners had been informed that
the Louisburg market ha* suffered
greatly in the past few years and that
an effort had been made to hare the
cotton weighers law repealed the
Commissioners were exercising an ef
fort to bring about better conditions,
and in doing so didlnot feel It neces
sary to reflect upo* the Integrity of
onft. whom they had fatjatocted to of
'8ee Uy reconsidering their Vote, when
such expiu CoiTiidence had been ex
pressed by disinterested parties and
further without giving him a trial.
Wf are informed that Mr. Mann says
he Intends following the Instructions
of the law and in no case will he make
any deductions, except in the presence
of both buyer and seller and (hey agree
Messrs. O. W. Ford and J. Lehman
were on the market yesterday.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Phi
Tomlinson near Loulsburg an oyster
supper was given Friday evening, No
vember 28, in honor of Misses Mayme
and Maude Hocutt, of Garner, by Mes
srs. H. S. Yates ai^d N. S. Tomlinson.
From 7 to 11 oclock merriment and
fun were ripe. At 9 o'clock the guests
were invited into the dining room
where steaming oysters were served.
The table was beautifully decorated
with flowers and fruit.
Every one present enjoyed the oc
casion thoroughly, and wished the
hosts would entertain often.
Those present were: Misses May
me Hocutt, Maude Hocutt/ Eva Allen.
Belle Mitchiner, Addie Mitchiner, Mary
Sherod, Oliva Mitchiner, Laura Mitch
iner, Lela Beves. Messrs. Willie Macon,
Joe Nash, Blair Tucker, Festus Ful
ler, S. C. Foster, W. T. Person, T.
Kemp, F. Spivey, It. H. 'Jones, H. G.
Jones, C. N. Sherrod, M. Neal, H. B.
Mitchiner, H. S. Yates and N. S. Tom
[linson. Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Pierce,
Mrs. A. S. Sherrod, Mrs. R. S. Mitchi
ner, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Tomlinson.
j Immediately after the supper the
guests retired to the ? sitting room
where games of all kinds were played.
But the hour of departure came all
to soon. But each and every' one
departed declaring Mr. and Mrs. Tom
linson -lSiost charming hosts.
Tlie Southerns New President.
New York, December 1. ? Fairfax
Harrison, formerly vice president for
the Southern Railway Company and to
the last three years president of the
Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville
Railway Company, of which the South
Jem is part owner, was today elected
? president of the Southern Railway
to succeed the late William Wilson
Flnley.a special meeting of the boawl^of
directors being held for the purpose
of filling the vacancy caused by Mr.
Mr. Harrison is a Virginian, his
home being at Belvior, Virginia. He
is peculiarly identified with the South,
as his father was private secretary to
Jefferson Davis while president of the
Confederate States, and all his rail
road experience has .been with the
Southern and Its associated lines. Mr.
Harrison was born in 1860, and was
graduated from Yale with the A. B.
degree in 1890, from Columbia with
the A. M. degree in 1891. He was ad
mitted to the bar in New York in 1892
and continued the practice, of law in
this city until 1896, when he entered
the* service of the Southern Railway
in the legal department as solicitor. Tn
1903, lie >fas made assistant to the pros
ident, and in 1906 became vice presi
dent. which position lie held until 1910
when he resigned on being elected
president of the Chicago, Indianapolis
and Louisville. He however, contin
ued as a director of the Southern
Railway so that his service with the
parent company has been uninterrupt
Mr. Harrison was one of Mr.- Finley's
closest and most trusted advisors and
Is thoroughly in sympathy with the
policies which made Mr. Finley's ad
ministration So successful both for the
Southern Railway Company and the
territory served by Its lines. Though
Mr. Harrison entered the service of the
Southern in the legal department, his
experience has not been confined to
that branch of the service. He has
given much study to financial, traffic
and operating problems and is inti
mately acquainted with conditions on
the Southern Railway and throughout
the section which it traverses. As
president of the Chicago, Indianapolis
and Louisville, be was actively in
charge of the operation" of the rail
way, so that he comes to the South
ern Railway prepared by practical
experience as well as the Bfost detail
ed lcnowlqgce of the details of Its af
fairs to laka ?p thai duties of . chief
Executive. Mr. Harrison today ? Was.
also elected president of the Alabama
Great Southern BaUroad, the Mobile
?nd Ohio lteilro>4, an* Virginia and
Resolution* deploring lit* death of
Mr. Pin ley and paring a high tribute
for hla work (or the railway! he head
ed and the territory they tarred were
adopted by the board o( dlrctom of
the Southern RallwayrTfie Mobile and
Ohio Railroad, the Alabama Oreat
Southern Railroad and the Virginia
and Southwestern Railway. These res
olutions will be printed throughout the
South. Immediately following his eteo
tlon, President Harrison gave oat the
"I am In ntlre accord and sympathy
with the policies of my lamented friend
Mr. Finley, under whom I have worked
for seventeen years. I hope to con
tinue to build the Southern as Jie built
it by promoting and enhancing its use
fulness to and its cordial relation with
the people of the South. I count on
the support of the entire present work
ing organization of the Southern, rank
arid file. Having grown up In the ser
vice with most of them. I know how
to value them and I am proud to be
lieve tha^ they are my friends.".
Federal* Kaee for Refuge in United
Juarez, Defc. 3. ? Confident that
the several federal generals who
evacuated Chihuahua City with their
troops Intend to seek refuge In the
United States and thus be beyond the
danger of being taken prisoners by
rebels General Francisco Villa today
sent more^ troops In an attempt to in
The generals led by General Salva
dore Mercado, whose desertion of Chi
huahua, and whose statements that he
had no money to pay his troops, are
I regarded as a virtual breakdown of
the Huerta dictatorship so far as the
north is concerned, are headed for
OJinago on the border. It is thought
they will cross the Rio Grande to Pre
sldo, Texas. At Presido they are ex
peoted to be arrested by the United
States military authorities, taken to
Marfa and thence to San Antonio.
With the generals arc many sub
ordinate officers and about 2,00 fed
: eral soldiers with more than 1,000
' persons of the waltheir class of Chi
j hudhua who took flight rather than
face an attack by the rebels.
Mexico, City, Mexico, Dec. 3. ? The
seaport city of Tampico today was
officially declared the temporary cap
ital of Tamualipas. General Rebago,
the military governor who was forced
| to abandon Victoria and who errone
ously had been reported to have killed
himself, has gone to Tampico under
orders of the federal government to
re-establish his governorship.
The war department announced that
General Arizmndl and other federal
officers, who fled from Victoria to Cer
ritos, have been ordered to reorganize
their forces and march again on Vic
toria. Reliable news as to military
operations in the various parts of the
republic is very meagre in the federal
j capital, and what ^ittle there is does
not favor the government.
Women Forced Into Army.
Extraordinary methods are being
employed to secure recruits for the
federal" army. Servant girls display
marked caution when they appear on
f*Re streets, as they are aware that
scores of their fellow servants have
been drafted into the army as female
A Good Joke.
One trick utilized by the recruiting
officers netted the federal army 65
conscripts in a single haul yesterday
Bills posted outside a moving picture
show announced that the exhibition
was for "men only." The little room
was crowded quickly, and a series of
religious pictures were thrown on the
! screen. The crowd greeted these
good naturedly, but when it was fol
lowed by other religidlis pictures the
men started an uproar. This resulted
in a raid by the police, who marched
the majority of the men to the bar
racks, where they were placed at once
jin the ranks of the army.
Bujs Mnttress Factory 11 u n d in pr.
Air. J. W. Holllngsworth has pur
chased the mattress factory property
oil the south side of the railroad and
will conduct his wholesale storage
List of Letters.
Remaining In the postofllce at Louis
burg December 5th.:
Nathan Bagwell (2), Mary B. Brim,
Maron Burnos, R. C. Clifton, R. C.
Edwards. Etta Foster, R. D. Griffin,
Ch&rli? C. Hill, J. D. Lyeh, D. B. Mc
Donald. Sedron McKnlght, Cellle Mc
Knlght, Sallie Qverby (2) Miss Bill
WilllamB, Mrs. Joe Young.
Persona calling for any of the a&ovfe
lettem will please say they saw thein
M. W. YARBOROUQH, P. M. -
THE MOVING PEOPLE
THEIR MOVEMENTS IN AMD
OUT OF TOWN
Those Who Have Visited Louls
burg the Past Week? Those
Who Have Gone Elsewhere, "
For Business or Pleasure.
' Dr. J. 0. Newell, of Nashville, was
in town yesterday. , .
Rev, A. D. Wilcox left for Confer
Sheriff W. H. Allen went to Nash
Mr. W. B. Barrow, of Star, visited
his people here the past week.
Mr. T. T. Terrell returned the past
week from a visit to Rutherfordton.
Mr. F. B. McKlnne attended the
Methodist Conference at Oxford this
Mr. E. S, Ford went to Richnfpnd
the past week to purchase a lot of
Miss Bettie St&llings, of Rocky ? _
Mount, visited friends' in town te past
Mrs. T. W. Webb visited her people .
in Mecklenburg county, Virginia the
Misses Kstelie Paschall and Ruth
Sauls, of Wilson, Visited friends la
Louisburg the past wek.
Mesdames C. M Wilson and J. T.
Holt, of WilsonMills,. arc visiting Mrs.
Capt. R. I. Cheatham, of Norfolk,
Va? was a pleasant visitor to Louis
burg the past week.
Mrs. Li. E. McKinne. of Princeton,
is visiting her sons, Messrs. D. F. F. B.
and Malcolm McKlnne.
Dr. D. P. Smlthwick, who is attend
ing school at Atlanta, has returned
home for the holidays.
Mrs. D. F. McKinne left the past
week, to visit her mother at Statea
ville, who is quite ill.
Mr. M. M. Critcher and family, of
Sumter, S. C.r visited his sisteer, Mrs.
Emma C. ..Allen, the past week.
Mi* J. R. Collie Chief Clerk of the
House Claims Committee, left the past
week for Washington City.
Misses Eleanor Davis, Belle Davis,
Janie Harris and Lizzie Cooper, of
Henderson, visited friends in Louis
burg the past week.'
Mr. W. W. Holmes left Tuesday for
Oxford, as a delegate rrom the district
conference to attend the annual con
ference of the Methodists.
Mr. Wm. H. Rulfin left Tuesday for
Ellzabethtowji, Bladen county,'' where
he is engaged in preparing the papers
in a big timber deal. This work will
necessitate his being out of his of
fice several weeks, he will retuilfhome
for the holidays.
Miss Urtie Harrison was one of
I^ouisburg's Thanksgiving guests, and
was a visitor at the home of Mrs. R.
C. Beck. Miss Harison taught in
Louisburg for several years and the
people were glad to have her among
? Closes for Christmas.
At a meeting of the Tobacco Board
of Trade it was decided to close mar
ket for Christmas December 19, and
open again on Thursday, January 8,
To the Franklin Times.
Program for Teachers meeting Sat
urday, December 6th.
^trt)ject ? How should the Teachers
correct the Bad Habits of the Pupils
in the use of English.
1 ? Correction in High School ? Miss
Annie Wilder, Prof. W. H. .Johnson.
2 ? Correction in the Intermediate
Department ? Miss Ella Pippin, Miss
3? Correction in the Primary Depart
ment ? Miss Ruby Harris, Miss Chessie
Public Debate at Bunn.
TheVe will be a public debate on
Friday eveneing, December 12 at Bunn
High School. The query la ae follows :
?Resolved, that the new compulsory
school law should be amended to in
clude all children, between the ages of
?ight andelghteen for a period of six
continuous month* instead of fovr.
This la a question before the pub
lic mind at praseqt and la being much
discussed. ' ? _
The public is cordially invited. *Vtiq
ladies of the Betterment Association ^
will sell refreshments.