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JI PLUMS XLVI. LOUISBUBG, N. C., IKIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1917. ' , M'JfBEB !U
BIU TOBACCO SALES.
AND THE HIGHEST l'lUl'ES IN
Is the Result on tli? Local Murket
the Past Week?The Market Get- I
..ting Back to Its Own.
It is evident by looking at the sales
at the tobacco warehouses here and
the broad smiles on the faces of the
growers as well aB the large rolls of
money tliey take back home, that the
L^uisburg tobacco market, if it has
ever fell behind, is regaining its place
in the lead of the markets in the
Si^te. Big sales have been the re
Milt every day this week and prices
remain high and seem to be getting
higher as the season progresses. The
buyers all buy liberally and energet
icaly, and seem willing to pay what
t h p. weed_t8 worth. A large number
of growers have visited the marker
the past week and all we have heard
-.express themselves are loud in their
commendation of the local market
Come to Louisburg with your next
Mrs. J. M. Allen At Home
One of the most beautiful affairs
ever In Louisburg was given by Mrs.
J. M. Allen, at her home on Main
:>tieet, Tuesday afternoon from five
until six o'clock, in honor of Miss
Annie Allen, who on Wednesday be
ci-r.ie the bride of Mr. G. L. Beam.
ViiO home was exquisite In its dec
orations of yellow and green, with
iiiyrial" s of yellow candles. The many
jiuejts who called during the hour
? were welcomed at the front door by
Mis. K. K. Allen. Misses Beulah
Tucker and Mrs. Jones served punch
in the hall, after which they were
presented to the receiving party by
Mrs. R. G. Allen, of Raleigh. In the
receiving line were Mrs. J. M. Allen-:
Mlrs Annie Allen. Miss Lucy Allen
M'fc. W. H. Allen, Mrs. Beam, of
Koxboro. Mrs. Smith of Roxboro, and
Miss Harris of Henderson.
Sirs. J. A. Turner invited thejjtfests
from the parlor into the diofng room
where delicious creajtKand cake in
colors of yellow ami white were serv
ed by Mrs. JP^H. Ruffln and Misses
Ancle Betle King, Minnie Brickie,
JuUa^Barrow, Beatrice Turner and
^Klario Stambaugh. A magnificent
bowl of yellow orchids and festoons
of southern smllax and yellow can
dles made the table with its silver
baskets of cakes a picture for fairy
In the coffee room, MlssesRuth
Ilall, Mary Turner, Prances Barrow,,
Ruth Early and Mildred Scott selrved
coffee and mints. Many good wishes
for Miss Allen were heard on every
side, for by her lovely disposition
and beautiful character, she has en
deared herself to her home town peo
ple, who are delighted that after he?
marriage she is still to be a resident
A real spirit of uplift and a deeper
love and enthusiasm for mission work
was awakened In each member, after
having assembled Informally at the
church in a social meeting on last
The President, Mrs. F. B. McKlnnle,
who with Mrs. D. F. McKinnie were
he stesses on this occasion had . de
signed the meeting to stimulate great,
er zeal and Interest In the work that
each church member, though not a
n-ember of the Missionary Society
nright become acquainted and Identi
fied with the various Missionary ac
The meeting opened with the usual
devotional exercises,after which Miss
Mary Pescud was Introduced to the
society and although retired from ac-'
tlve work It was evident that she still
retained the old tlfpe love and devo
tion for the work.
Her talk was most appropriate
stressing as she did, Love to God and
Our Fellow Man, Interspersing It with
some experiences while a Missionary
This was followed by a beautiful so
lo by Miss Bryant of the College.
Miss Loo Sung Woo, a Chinese, next
responded and in this gave us such
Inspiration when she told of her life
plana, how that, when her school wocJc
wna over, she would return among her
own people and labor to brine them
MU? Nettle ^len wu then eakejl to
offer a special prayer for this dear
Chinese girl, after which Mrs. Wilson
made a most impressive plea for the
children, urging that the mothers
t ring them to church that surely a
treat duty and responsibility rested
on the mothers of the town.What a
lean to the mothers should be a return
The meeting closed with an interest
ing talk from Miss Nettie Allen in
which she spoke of Mission work in
iis different phases, suggesting that
_& trip to Junuluska would broaden our
vision and impress on each* of us what
it is to be a real Missionary.
At the conclusion of the program,
simple, ?but delightful refreshments
were served .
Wby Have a Woman's Committee of
the Council of Defense?
Because as our men have register
ed^ for field service and are answering
the call to the colors, and as our mid
dle aged and old men do their part,
the women of the country must not
fail to prove fftcmselves valuable as
sets in time of war as in time of
In no period of our history have
women ever faltered in their loyalty
rnd patriotism and in no time of dan
ger or disaster have they failed in
thtir duty. Every page of the coun
try's history is luminous with th
d< edB of patient service, the cheerful
sacrifices, the arduous toil and the
untiring devotion o*f women.
A new call has come to us to face'
the grim and fearful reality of war
Wnile we may be protected from wit
nessing the horrors of the conflict
ing armies and the suffering of dy
ing men and starving women and
children, it is our duty to see to it
that every effort Of women to aJWy
the suffering and to aid in maintain
ing the army shall be se^coordinate
that there shall bejm wasted labor;
-that every. Itemed! waste in food and
clctliing shatttbe conserved, and every
formof?ervice rendered that will car
ry^to the army in the field the neces
sities of life and the inspiration which
in a measure shall make their fight
les3 arduous and their hopes of victo
To every woman who reads this
the Franklin County Committee of the
Woman's Committeee of the National
Council of Defense appeals for aid ii
carrying out the work which our
cruntry has laid upon us, keeping ev
er before us the declaration of our
President, that, "We fight for the
tnings that we have always carried
nearest to our hearts?for democracy,
for the right of those who submit to
authority to have a voice in their own
Council of Defense
Mr. John R. Earl of Cedar Rock
v as the first person to contribute to
ward the fund that is being raised by
the Franklin Cotinty Committcee of
the Council* of Defense .
As stated before in this paper the
committee Is in need of funds imme
diately so that they can properly
launch this important work in our
county. We do not want to ask a
single individual, as we understand
now often you are called on for aid;
but we do think we would have at
le.ist one hundred people in the coun
ty who would respond at once to this
appeal for only $1.00 each, unless
you care to give more. If you will,
please jsend a contribution at once to
Mrs. W. E. Uzzle, Maplevllle, who is
Secretary of the Franklin County
A list of the names of those who
contribute will be published each
week In The Franklin Times. May
we have your name before next
Mr. John R. Earl $1.00
Mrs. J. E. Malone $1.00
Mrs. R F. Yarborough $1.00
Mr. J. A. Turner $1.00
From the Boys at Camp
Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C
September 30, 1917.
To the Franklin Times:
Well do I remember one year ago
today. We were on our way from
Camp Qlenn, N. C. to. El Paso, Tex.
and spent three hours In Fort Worth
?90 per cent of the Company leaving
Fort Worth "tanked" to the brim.
Little did we think that today we
would still be In the service of the
L 1.1 ted States. One year from today
will we still be T Capt Whit, has
seen "the palmeit" and was told he
"would soon take a>long journey but]
would return in two and one-lialf
years." Well P. C. High is still
**fctnoklng his favorite brand of ci
gars" (what that brand is I am not
prepared to say, however, I will say
thrt they are not the L. F. D's. and
for the benefit of those who are not
fpniiliar with "camp lingo" I will ex
plain that L. F. D. means "eleven
for a dime." P. C. says the cigars
here are much better than the "Old
| Llack Ones" obtainable in Texas.
Frivate Charlie _ Strickland returned
I "From parts'unknown when he was
I called into service July 25 and re
| ported here on the 27th, the night be
fore Cook Anders and Pvt. J. Mc
Lawliorn left for parts "unknown'
and have not yet shown up. How
ever our cook Bud Pearce is right on
the Job. Bud always "milks the
cows and feeds the pigs" before
breakfast, so Thursday morning af-|
ter doing this he proceeded to make
a fire and cook breakfast, but was
interrupted by the camp guard, who'
informed hlmniiat uu lights were al
lowed in the mess halls after taps
Now taps is last call at night and is
soundpd at 10 o'cock and Bud was
told It was "just a litte after lg
o'clock. One thing noticeable about
this camp is that we do not nave any
pi rades or other formalities, it i
work. The convenience in thi
is better than any we have yet beei
in, floored mess halls, electric llgh^
in the tents, tents well walle^wi.
floored in the near futvfe, batl
houses with steam heaMfeing prepar
ed and an extra me6s hall to be use
by two companies as a reading
room. TJnjfe is some talk of por
clia^Urg a second hand "Victroler'
i<Jr same. All old used magazines
will be appreciated. A one cent stamp
placed on the wrapper I think will
bring them to us. As news is scarce
this week will close. Will tel abou
the "Rookies" next week If they ?e
in on time. The Greenville papers
day the colored troops will be sen
t"> France to fill in gaps in colore
troops there and will not mobilize
in the United States.
E. M. Edward
List of Jurors
The following Is a list of jurors
dri.wn for November court:
Dunns?J. C .Denton, Phil Pearce
J. O. Bunn.
Harris?J. S. Harris, Elmo Hin
Youngsvllle?C. F. Nowell, W. S
Ireddy, W. G. Wiggins, W. P. Cat
Frankllnton?W. P. Edwards.
Hayesvllle?J. H. Eaves.
Sandy Creek? W. T. Johnson.
Gold Mine?W. L. Collins.
Cedar Rock?J. R. Collins.
Cypress Creek?W. F. Moses.
Loulsburg?G. S. Baker, T. J Har
ris, H. L. Candler.
Dunns?J. C. Allen, J. M., Fur
gurson, Bryant Pearce.
Harris?T. C. Harris, C. V. Floyd.
Frankllnton?A. S. Powell, S. C.,
Kearney,, John H. McGhee, E. M.
Hayesvlle?R. I. Frazler.
Sandy Creek?S. C. Foster, Wm
?. Person, A. S. Gupton.
Gold Mine?A. P. Gupton.
Cedar Rock?J. A. Boone.
Cypress Creek?P. T. Sykea.
Loulsburg?B. S. Meadows. W. A.
The followlng^M^ list of letters re
maining in the Post Office at Louls
burg, N. C., not called for Oct. 5,1917
Mr. W. Collins
Mr. Howard Puller x
Mr. Howard Davis
Miss Edna Fuller
Mr. Frank Jones
E. D. Oakley
Mrs. Fannie Perry
Mr. C. W. Perry
Miss ^rgarei Perry
Mrs. Lacy Perry 4,2).
John Herbert Peterson
Persons calling for any of the above
letters will please state that they saw
R. H. Davis, Postmaster.
There will be a baptizing In Mr.
J R. Shearln's pond Sunday, Oct
14th by Rev. B. E. Morris.
THE MOVING PEOPLE.
SOME YOU KNOW, SOME YOU DO
Many on Business, Many on Pleasure,
Others to be Going, But Ail Going 01
Mr. Tyree Gattls Is on a visit to
Louisburg from Camp Sevier.
Mr. J. A. Turner went to Raleigh
Friday night to see "Pom-Pom."
/ Mr. J. .S Williams, of Petersburg
Va., 'was a visitor tor -Louisburg the
Gov. and Mrs. T. W. Bickett spent
the week end at the home of Mrs.
A. W. Neal.
Mr. J. C. Joyner, of Glenco, Fla.
visited his people in and near Louis
burg the past week.
Mr. W. J. Macon and daughter
Mibs Annie Laurie, spent the day In
Rclelgh the past week.
Miss Eflle Vines of Tarboro, N. C.
passed through Louisburg the past
week earoute to Raleigh ?
Mrs. D. G. Pearce and daughters,
Misses Beverla and Annie Brooks,
| spent Monday In Raleigh.
Rev. C. T._ Plybon, of Roxboro, N.
C? Is holding a revival meeting at
Ransdell's Chapel near here, and re
siding at Ojfi^nome of Rev. W. M
E. R. Vandergrlft, -daughter
nd son, Miss Louise and Master Ed
word, left Wednesday for Anderson,
S. C. where they will make their fu
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Monger re
turned the past week to their home
in Florida. They have been visit
ing Mrs. Monger's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Wilson, near liere.
An exceptionally beautiful home
wedding was solemnized Wednesday
a' tnioon 1.30, when Miss Annie
Alien was united in marrHtge toMr.
Oalther M. Beam in the home of the
bride's aunt, Miss Lucy Allen, Rev.
Walter M. Gilmore performing the
ceremony, Rev. J. A. Beam, of Rox
boro, the groom's father, assisting.
To the strains of Mendelsohn's
v.edding march, played by Miss Gla
dys Beam, sister of the groom, the
biide, leaning on the arm of her fa
ther, Mr. W. H. Allen, entered the
parlor, where she was met by the
rroom, who was accompanied by his
best man, Mr. W. H. Yarborough.
The bride wore a handsome blue
cloth suit, with accessories to match
ana carried an exquisitely beautiful
bouquet of pink killarney roses and
ferns. The room was very tastily
decorated with ferns and pink can
Mr. Beam is one of Louisburg's
most promising young attorneys, be
ing associated in the practice of his
profession with Mr. William H% Yar
boiough.Mr. Beam graduated at
Wake Forest college five years ago.
where he took a prominent part
both in literary work and in the ath
letic world, winning special distinc
tion in basket ball. After leaving
cc liege he was principal of the
Mapleville Academy until he began
the practice of law a year and a half
Mrs. Beam is one of Louisburg's
most attractive and accomplished
young ladies. She isa graduate of
I.ouisburg college and also of Con
verse College, Spartanburg, S. C.,
and has been prominent in the social
life of the town since her return
Among the out.of- town, guests at
I he wedding were: Mrs. J. A. Beam,
mother of the groom, Mrs. Smith, of
Danville, sister of the groom, Miss
Gladys Beam, of Meredith college,
another sister, and Rev. J. A. Beam,
of Roxboro, and Miss Janie Harris,
of Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. R. (i.
Allen, of Raleigh.
Mrs. Martha ?? Bartholomew Dead
The many friends of the family
were grieved to learn that on Thurs
day night of last week Mrs. Martha
C. Bartholomew, aged 83 years, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.
T Neal at Centerville. Mrs. Barthol
omew was the widow of the late S.
TN. Bartholomew and leaves four
children, Mrs. J. T. Neal, of Center
ville,, Mrs. N. M. May, of Nashville,
Messrs. S. J. Bartholomew, of Cas
talla and T. W. Bartholomew, of
Nashville, and 22 grand children and
S great grand children. She was a j
consistent member of the Baptist
cnurch of Castalia and was loved by
a large acquaintance. The funeral
cet vices were conducted on Friday
afternoon by Rev. W. M. Gilmore, of
Louisburg, and her remains were in
terred in the cemetery at Mt. Zion
church in the presence of a large
number of sorrowful friends and rel
Carriage licenses were issued to
tna following couples during the
ZTtonth of September, 1917 by Reg
ister of Deeds Yarborough.
White?W. B. Lane and Ruth B.
Mitchell, Henry Thompson and Hat
tie Upchurch, C. W. Matthews and
Florence Griffin, J. W. Hill and Le^
Williams, Clee Pearcc and Bes&'le
B&rnatte, C lei Ian Pearce and Bertha
Colored?Colvin Rhodes and Annie
May, Ollie JlkJfiardson and Noble
Massenbjir^. Jammie Ward and Ida
ISatparT'Charlie Moore and Xeda WiU
Kama, Zollle Hartfield and Emily
Ihe Matthew Davis Literary Society
The second semi-monthly meeting
cf the Matthew Davis Literary Soci
ety was held Thursday afternoon,
The query for discussion was: Re>
solved, That Foreign Immigration
Should be restricted by the imposition
of an Educational Test. Before the
debate begun the Secretary, Billle
Williams, called the roll, read the
rcinutes of last meeting and query
end names of debators. Then Mr.
P A. Reavis,Jr. in the most eloquent
words, and with many fitting gestures
rendered a most enjoyable oration,
urging all the boys to take? advantage
of the opportunities given them
Next camek the declamation by
Clifford Smith. His text was a
"ilard Shelled Baptist Sermon*' Then
after the President had appointed
judges, Messrs. E. J. Parham, Jr. J.
3. Yarborough, Jr. and B. X. Wil
liams, Jr. as declaimers for next
time, Mr. M, C. Murphy and as critic
Mr. Ballard Bradley the arguments of
the affirmative and negative begun.
The affirmative side argued that il
literacy runs parallel with crime, ^tc.
that the majority of foreigners, who
would be excluded by this test are
the ones who come most quickly upon
public or private charity for support.
Tnat it would cause all foreigners
who would Immigrate to the United
States to secure rudimentary educa
tion and thereby improve the social
conditions of Europe.
The negative side argued the for
eigners who would be excluded by
thip test, are needed as laborers in
the United States, the majority in
Congress voted against it, and that we
should treat foreigners as we would
have them treat us, using the golden
rale to emphasize this argument. Af
ter these arguments pro and con, the
judges retired, the critic, Mr. Ballard
Uredley was heard from. Mr. Brad
ley proved to be an exceptionally
grod critic, as his criticisms were full
of humor and wit. Then the judges'
cVcision was read. They decided
"just for fun" that the negative side
won and Mr. E. F. Griffin had the
bvst debate. Everybody was sur
prised at the decision for it seemed
to the audience that the A affirmative
won beyond the shadow of a reason
A motion for revising the new Con
stitution was left open until next
There being no further business to
come before the society, we adjourned
to meet again Oct. 11, 1917.
Leslie Perry, President.
Billie Williams, R. Secy.
C. E. Smith, C. Secy.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Peebles Harris
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Roxie Peebles to Mr. Har
ry Longfellow Candler. The wed
ding will take place on Nov. 14i
Hon. 0. Max Gardner to tipei
The people of Franklin county
be afforded an opportunity of hear-''
Ing Hon. O. Max Gardner, Lieutenant
Governor of North Carolina, at the
Fair next week. Heka forceful
end entertaining and you
will enjoy what^fe has to gay.
.A' ? >??
Slot in Regular Session Monduy?
Tax Hooks Turned Ofer to Sheriff
The Board of County Commission
ers met in regular session on Monday
with all the members present. After
reading and approving the minutes
of the previous meeting business
vas disposed of as follows:
Jake Walters was allowed to go to
the County home.
The resignation of W. T. Blanks
as .cotton weigher for Younffsvttle
township was received, EJ. R. Timber
lake was appbinted to fill the vacan
*C. H. Roe was placed on the out*
side pauper list at $2.00 per month.
It was ordered that the amount of
$200.00 be appropriated to the Frank
lin County Pair.
The North State Development Co.,
was ordered to list their taxes for
1916 and 1917.
The report of Miss Pauline Smith,
Home Demonstration Agent, waa re
ceived and filed.
Omega Solomon and Edward Alston
vere allowed to list their taxes for
Ordered that the bond of H. A.
Kearney, Sheriff, be received and re
The tax books were turned over
I to the Sheriff for collection.
Sid Richards and wife were placed
on outside pauper list at $3.00 per
Ordered that a road from Center*
?lile to Caleb Allen's store be granted
with no expense to county.
J. R. Earl was appointed a commit
tee to rent out the property of
Matthews in Gold Mine township.
Ordered that the Board appropriate
$25.0% per month for Farm Demon
stration work for Franklin county.
J. R. Earl and J. H. Ballentine were
appointed a committee to make and
sec what can be done with the roads
ioCypres8 Creek township.
Gold Mine township election for
good roads was ordered recalled on
account of the Supreme Court's de.
c*.8ion that thei Clarke road law was
B. P. trickland and J. W. Card
were allowed to list their taxes.
A bridge was ordered built over
Tool's Creek, at Matthew Hawkin's
Report of J. J. Holden waa received
and filed for County Home. He re
ports 11 white and 11 colored inmates.
Selver Neal was placed on outride
pauper list at $1.60 per month.
Ordered that P. B. Griffin be noti
fied to meet the Committee on Mon
day week, the 15th day of October
to make settlement
The jury list for November was
i After allowing a number of ac
counts the Board adjourned to its
! next meeting.
Tile Young: People's Missionary
The Young People's Missionary So
ciety met on Tuesday evening, Oct.
2, 1917 at the home of Miss Kathleen
Egerton in a "Missionary Meeting."
There was a very interesting pro
gram arranged by the new president.
Miss Kathleen'Egerton, for the meet
ing Each, one present taking part
The president Md the devotional
exercises. Her subject was the 13th
chapter of 1st Corinthians.
Those present at the meeting were:
Mesdames M. C. Pleasants, O. J. Hale
Misses Sue Alston, Fannie Lillian
Massenburg, Kathleen Egerton and
After several subjects of import
ance being discussed the Society ad
journed to meet on Tuesday evening
Oct. 16th, 191? at the home of Misses
Sue and Hodgle Alston.
Please every member of the Young
People's Missionary bear in mind the
change of date, there will be no
meeting at all next week.
Morrison Wilcox Dead
The information received here yes
terday to the effect that Morrison
Wilcox, son of Rev. A. D. Wilcox,
vho was run over by an automobile
Ooldsboro some time ago, died In
jospltal in Baltimore on Wednes
damnight, will be received with much
romt and sorrow by our people i