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A. F. Johnson, Editor and Manager. THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION. Subscription $1.50 Per YMr
>OtU3IN X1VI. . LOUISBUKG, H. C., FBIDAY, OCTOBKB V, 1#17. . MMBEli 80
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AT FAIR QBUONDS THURSDAY
SIGHT OF LAST WEEK
l'resldent B?n T. Holden, of the
Frankllu County Fair Association,
Received Wound In Hip?Now Re
covering lu Hospital.
? -A* the result of a pistol shot In
tended for TEhother party missing Its
murk at the F^iir grounds on Thurs
day ' night ot last week, President
Hen T. Holden, of .the Franklin Coun
ty Fair Association, is In the Rex
Hospital, Ralelgl), suffering from a
wound In his hip.
From what we can learn there wore
seteral lif the Secretary's office rais
ing a disturbance and Dr. A. H. Flem
ing, Secretary, after being unable to
culet them sent for Chief of Police
High.^ Chief High and one of hlB as
sistants went to the scene and upon
tlielr arrival Mr. R. C. Beck came out
of the office and was arrested by the
Ct^ef, who called to .someone* "to
take hold." Constable R. W. Hudson
being near took hold or Mr. Beck.
Mr. Sterling Brickel, a brother-in-law
of Mr.- Beck came up and words and
blows between he aad Mr. Hudson
topk place which resulted in Mr. Hud-'
sonflrlng at Mr. Brickel. The 1*11
rmssed the mark and passed through
the side of the Secretary's office tak
ing effect in Pres. Holden's hip.
The last reports from Prep. Holden
la IV at he is recovering nicely and e*.
pectcd to return home soon.
Woman's Liberty Loan Work
In every city, town and village, and
at every crossroad and country school
-house in the . United States bonfires
will be lighted on the night of Tues
day. Oct-. 2S? by direction of the local
oii.cers of the Woman's "Liberty Loan
Committee, for the double purpose of
calling attention to the fact that the?
Second Liberty Loan of 1917 will
clue on Saturday, OcT 27, and of
s.'c bolizlng thetruth that America ts
keeping alight the fires of liberty.
"The fires of St. John, those bea
cons. of faith which have burned on
- the hills of Europe for twenty cen
tu) ies, have been trampled to ashes
by the tread of the armies of invasion
end devastation. For the first time
lu the history of Christianity the em
ber; from which on St John's Eve
the peasant "women of the world took
living coals to their own hearthstones
failed to glow lest they bring down
the shells from the enemy's aircraft.
For the women overseas the fires may
not be kindled till the war is done.
But the women of America bold the
duty of blazoning to the world the
truth of Liberty, of keeping alight the
fires of freedom. That" we may not
forget Jhat duty and that we may the
better understand that the Liberty
Loan is not merely" a good investment
but a sacred obligation of patriot
ism and a promise to those who fight
for us and with us In the struggle
of right againBt might, we women of
the- United States will set upon the
hills of our country on the eve of
Liberty Day beacons which will flame
out our hallef ill the righteousness
of our cause; and from the embers we
vili take to our homes the coals of
courage and of determination to make
sacrifice; for that liberty which our
landis keeping alight for the guidance
of a darkened world."
?Torchlight processions, barbecues,
speeches and various other local cel
ebrations have been planned already
by the local committee to take place
in connection with the "Liberty Fir
es," More than one hundred thou- i
er.nd County Chairmen of the Wom
an's Liberty Loan Committee have al
rtady begun plans for the celebra
tions which every -man. woman and
cMld In the county may participate
as signals of the closing of the Sec
ond Liberty Loan.
We' appreciate fully the assistance
that ha? been given us by the few
1a Franklin county who have con
tributed to the Woman's compalttee
ot the Council of Defense work. We
cannot understand why ao tew have
answered oar appeal. We should
hove hajl a response from, half the
. people in th* county "before, this
Will you try to bear this nreed in
rolnfl and send your contribution to
Mrs. W. E. Usile at ^Uaplerille ' as
soon as possible? We wompn of
Franklin are giving our service wil
lingly, but we cannot do the work re
quired of us without financial as
sistance form thu people of the coun- ,
We are at- work for food produc
tion, food conservation, women In In
dustry, child welfare, public health,
education, social service^ liberty
loan, home and foreign relief, and
tiie safeguarding of the moral and
spiritual forces In our county, all df
vhich are necessary things required
by the government at (his time.
As stated before in this paper we
do not want to have to make person
al appeal, or resort to ice cream and
oyster suppers for the necessary
money to carry on these lines of
work. But we shall unless you re
spond at one?; Nothing can live
without some means of subsistence.
The nimeB given below are those
who have already contributed.
Mr. John R. Earl $1.00
Mrs. J. E. Malone $1.00
Mrs. R. F. Yarborough $1.00
Mr J. A. Turner ? $1.00
Mrs. Mary E. Perry * $1.00
Mrs. Q. M. Raynor $1.00
' At Hajres School
If you want to have a good time
and help a good cause, be sure to go
to Hayes School, Oct. 31st at 7.SO
There will be a big hallow'een par
ty. Yob can buy anything you want
from boxes down and up.
A STEADY ADVANCE
IN TOBACCO PRICES ON LOCAL
Uood Sales the Past Week With Av
erages for Entire Break Around
$84 to ?8.,.
The conditions on the local tobacco
market the past week have been es
pecially encouraging and satisfactory
both to the growers and warehouse
men alike. The prices have been the
highest that have ever been paid on
the local market and the tendency for
further advances seems especially en
couraging. The buyers are all eager
to get the weed and are willing to
pav their limits for it. During the
post week the several sales have made
averages on entire breaks of around
$34 to $35 per hundred. Loulsburg Is
naturally situated for one of the best
tobacco markets In the State and It
is living up to this advantage this
year. Come to Louleburg With your
Two German Torpedo Boats Sunk
1'ctrograd, Oct. 16.?Two German
t'ipedo boats we? sunk, two others
were damaged and one Russian tor
pedo boat went to the bottom in an
engagement Sunday In Soelc Sound,
north of Oesel Island, the Russian of
ficial statement announces .
The Russian craft sunk was the
Grom, (destroyer of 1,100 tons, built
lu 1914-15, speed 34 knots, comple
ment 93 men). More than a dozen
Gorman torpedo boats had forced their
way through Soela Sound, supported
by a German battleship, when they
were met by the Russians and turned
Birthday Party at Seven Paths
At their home Mr. Arthur and Miss
Fula Wilder gavo a birthday party
Tuesday night, Oct. 10. At an early
hour the gallant young folks begam
to gather In the parlor which had
been very beautifully decorated for
the occasion. Plum and yellow be
ing the color scheme.
Punch of the most appetizing kind
ves served In the ball. For peveral
hours the guests very abundantly a
it'used themselves with dllterent
At a late hour tha guests were ush
ered to the dining room, where cake
and slllabule were served.
It was declared that the cow that
ghve such milk was wanted.
As the guests wera departing ap
and sillabub were served.
Those presept from a distance
were; Messrs. Howell Q. Jones, of
fcMesvllle,^ Medley of Bunn, Miss
Llllie Jones ot SpnogHope
All departing declared It a pleas
ant evening . - ? '
Thrift Is one of the corner atone?
on which manhood must be construct
ed ?>. '
HON. C. C. LYON JUDGE PRE
SIDING _ .
Many Submissions?No Cases of Par
ticular Importance Tried so far
The-regular October term of Frank
lin Superior Court for criminal cases
convened on Monday with His Honor
Judge C. C. Lyon presiding. After
drawing the grand Jury Judge Lyon
delivered a very Intelligent and In
teresting charge which was very clear
and to the point, showing the Im
portance of the dutj of the grand
Jurors" properly performing their du
t<*. The grand Jury Is composed of
the following gentlemen: S. F. Hol
<lan, Foreman, G. F. Altord, C. H.
Mullen, L. S. Baker, Q. R. Allen, M.
L. Ransdell, J. M. Lamm, Arthur
Strickland, W. H. Byrum, J. E. Col
lins, A. A. Clifton, T. -P. Williams,
M. D. Wilder, C. S. Merrltt, J. S.
Wilson, G. T. Ayescue, Jr., W. Q.
Faulkner, J. A. Spencer, John B.
Smith, was chosen as officer to tho
Hon. H. E. Norrls, ~ Solicitor, was
present and ably represented the
\ State In the prosecution of the sev
The Court then disposed of busl
t.ess as follows:
State vs Tom Davis, affray, defend
ant appeared and discharged.
State vs Ed Hudson, breaking In
store, nol pros with leave.
State ys Kern Bryant, C. C. W?
capias and continued.
State vs Jesse J. Clarke, seduction,
State vs Govan Cheek, abondon
ment, two years on roadB.
State vs William Bailey, A D. W.,
C C. W., A D. W., continued.
State vs B. T. Bailer. A. D. W., C
C. W., continued.
State vs Manse Ruffin, murder, ca
pias and continued.
State vs Pete' Anderson and Wash
Anderson, A. D. W., pleads guilty,
after having paid prosecuting wit
ness damages judgment was 'sus
pended upon payment of costs.
State vs Perry Wright and B. J.
l.oyd, A .D. W., assault and C. C. W.
defendants plead guilty, Judgment
Wright to pay a fine of $10 and costs,
Loyd lined (5 and costs. The Judg
ment In case for C. C. W. was sus
pended upon payment of costs.
State vs Alonzo Hartfleld, C.C. W.,
i leads guilty, judgment suspended up
on payment of cost.
State vs Eddie Porry and Willie
Perry, retailing ,not guilty. .
State vs Nick Cooke, larceny, pleads
guilty, four months in jail, to be hir
ed to Mr. R. P. Taylor.
- State va Henry Luke Wllllr.nis.
larceny, - pleads guilty, four months
in jail with leave to hire out to
Mr. R. P. Taylor to pay Costs.
State va David Jeffrey^, Joe Kear
ney, Thomas Debnam and Roy Yar
boro, crap shooting, pleads guilty,
fined $5 each and coets.
State va Willie McGhee and Tom
mle Mitchell, unlawful poasesalon of
Mhlskey, pleads guilty, judgment sus
pended upon payment of coat8.
Statevs Major H. Alston, A. D. W..
pleads guilty, Judgment- suspended
upon payment of costs.
State vs Gertie Snead, cruelty to
animals, defendant enters plea of
nolo contendere, judgment suspend
ed upon payment of c%U. ' -
State va Ale* Moore, L and It
rleads guilty, 12 moi.ai on ritfJs.
State . va Tom F irrer, lari'.M'X,
pleads guilty, ^ yenrs on road?
* State vs John .J'arboro, larceny, \
P'eads guilty, 12 moithti In jail with)
leave to hire ou. to G N.William*
3'ate vs John Moore, A. D. VV,
pleads guilty, six months on roads.
8tate vs John Moore, C. C. W.,
pleads guilty, 6 months on roads.
State vs Robert Harris, A. D. W?
<^C. W., pleads guilty/fined *50.00
ahd costs inxease of C. C. W? judg
ment suspended upon payment of
costs in case of A. D. W.
State vs Bennett Jones, deposing
of mortgaged % property, continued
?nd to be lfrst case tried In January
State vs\ Peter Butlock, removing
crops, nol prossed with leave.
State rg F. N. Splvey, appeal, nol
pros with leave.
FKATKItXAL PABADK A IHtf'AF
Saturday, the I>uy for the Colored
People, Was Well Attended, and a
Aery Creditable Parade Given.
"with Saturday night the Franklin
County Fair Association closed one
of the most successful fairs in the his
tory of the county. -
The week has been one of much fun
and Interest for large numbers of
people each day and the exhibits were
excellent. Each of me booths de
serve eapsclal mention and the agri
cultural and live stock exhibits were
fine. % ?
Friday was Fraternal Day and on$
of the largest fraternal parades ever
seen in Louis burg was staged? ?It
vas a beautiful sight to one who un
derstands the meaning of membership
in the grea)t and glorlouB orders re
presented, to realize the existence of
a "tie that binds" so"inany together
In brotherly love.
Saturday was the day set apart for
the colored people and they made
good use of the day. Large numbers
were present and the parade was a
credit to them.
The amusement companies left on
Slcnday mlrning for Raleigh where
tiiey exhibited at the State Fair.
\ State V8 Lee Baker, C. C. W., nol
f State vb Lee Baker and D. F. Mc
Kinne. scl fa., discharged.
State V8 M. A. Cohen, false pre
tense, nol prossed.
Court atUourned on Tuesday even
ine untllThursday morning to allow
t'uose connected therewith to attend
the fair. It resumed work yesterday
Program for Franklin County Baraca
The following program has been
arranged for the Franklin County Ba
raca-Phllathea Union to beheld with
the^Perry Chapel classes, Saturday
und SundayT November 3rd and 4th.
2.00 P. M. A sermon; meeting of
cflicers and. committees.
,7.30 P. i M. Devotional exercises,
conducted by Miss Mamie Dickens.
Piiper, What the convention should
mean to our classes, Mrs. G. P .Har
rlll. Paper, What it means to be a
delegate to our conventions. Social
10.00 A. M. Devotional exercises
by B. (W. Ballard.
10.30 A. M. Business , meeting.
11.00 A. M. Address, Dr. Love,
President of Louisburg College.
12 Noon. Dinner.
1.00 P. M. Report of committees.
1.15 P. M. Presentation of. Banner
to cIbbs reporting best work done
since last convention, G. B. Cox.
1.30 P. M. Address, Rev. J. F. Mlt
Perry's Chapel is five miles west of
Louisbyrg. It is easily reached from
every direction. The entertaining
classes are anxious for this to be the
W*?t convention yet. They wnnt to
enlertaln representatives from every
class in the. county. Every class
should make an effort to have their
delegates present Saturday afternoon
rnd evening as well as Sunday. The
program for Saturday evening was
planned to be Instructive to delegates
especially, therefore we ask that all
clarBes have sgme one there to repre
The Secretary of the? Union is not
sending report blanks for formal re
ports this time. We desire every
class to make a report in the form of
a letter giving a description of all
work done by the class since last Un
ion meeting. These reports will then
be given to a committee which will
decide which clasB wins the honor of
being the banner class.
An attempt to secure a quartette
from Wake Forest College is being
mode. This feature ofHJie last con
vention proving so very enjoyable.
This must be the best contention in
the# history of the County Union. To
this end left every class work. ?
- - AKNIIT'm. WILDER, Secretary
" ? ? Franklin County Baraca
Costa Rtca has 441,342 people.
educational Sermon ut St. Paul's
Chunch Sunday Mght, Oct. 21.
Rev. Francis M. Osborne, Special
Representative of the Board of Trus
tees of St. llary's School, Raleigh,
will preach an educational sermon
at evening services in St.Paul's
Cliurch at 7.30 o'clock.
Every member of St. Paul's parish
is urged to attend, and a cordial in
vitation to the public is extended.
The services will be of especial in
terest. and visitors are always cor
List of Letters ......
The following is a list of letters
remaining in the post office at Louis
burg, N. C., not called for Oct. 19,
MIT. ^ ~ =?
Miss Lonie Ayscue.
William P. Conyers
Miss Annie Lee Eawards
Miss Ora Holden
Miss Lizzie Horton
Miss Mamie Llies
J." B. Flpyd
Dock Medlin - -
E. D. Oakley
Mrs. Annie Roberson
Mr. Willie Williams
All persons calling for any of the
above letters will please state that
they saw them advertised.
R. H. DAVIS, Postmaster.
THE WORLD WAR
NO CESSATION IN GERMAN RAID
ON ISLAND OF OESEL
Forces of British and French Still
Keep In Trenches While Big
Apparently there has been no cessa
tion in the rapid program ol the Ger
mans to seize in its entirety the Rus
sian Island of Oesel at the head ot the
Gulf of Finland. But although their
troops now have taken the greater por
tions of the island, the aid they had
expected from their fleet In putting
down Russian opposition in adjacent
waters is meeting with considerable
resistance from the Russian warships.
The Russians are disinclined to
throw their naval vessels Into a gen
eral engagement with the invaders,
fearing that the superiority of the
Germans would result in losses to
them which would leave opan the
rathway through the Gulf of Finland
Jip to Petrograd. But in a small
battle with torpedo craft and .possibly
light cruisers, the Russians have
sunk two German torpedo boats and
damaged two others In Seela Sound,
to the north of OeseJ Island, while
the Russians themselves lost a tor-1
pcdo boat destroyer. The German I
vessels which were accompanied by a j
battleship put to sea after the en- |
The German land forces are now
driving hard against the Svorb penin
sula, on the south western portion of
Jhe Island of Oesel, with the object of
capturing the batteries at Serel,
which dominate the eastern entrance
t > the Gulf of Riga. According to
the Berlin war office, the Russians in
this region are Isolated, but are des
Berllnreports also that Abro Island
off the southern coast of Oesel and
Runo Island, In the middle of the
Gulf of Riga, have been occupied by
Teutonic troops. It Is asserted that
2,400 prisoners. 30 guns, 21 machine
guns and several airplanes were cap
tuied by the Germans In Oesel.
The troops of the Entente Allies
are still keeping to their trenches In
Flanders, probably awaiting a better
ment of soil conditions, which the re
cent rains and flooded streams ren
f'.?red almost Impassable for attacks
Possibly Field Marshal Halg and the
Fiench commander on his left have
not yet sufficiently pounded the Ger
man fines with their big guns to war
rant the turning loose of the Infantry^
for further gains. Da y and night
the British and French guns are
Bhowering the German positions with
the usual mass of steel which Is
thrown upon them prior to an attack,
v/hlle the Germans at various points,,
especially, In the Important Calient pf
tUo. Ypres Staden Railway, are reply
ing vigorously. *
T9 the south alon^tlie Alnse frontj
THE MOVING PEOPLE.
SOME roc KNOW, SOME YOC 00
Many on Business, Many on Pleasure,
Others to be Going, But All Going 01
. . .
* She Society Editor of the Frank ?
* lln Times will appreclateL_Soctal ?
/ news and new? of Interest to the ?
* women of Loulsburg, and asks ?
* those who entertain or give so- ?
clal functions to communicate ?
* the facts to the Society Editor ?
-? of the Franklin Times. will ?
* also appreciate the news of the ?
* going and coming of people of ?
* Loulsburg. ~ .
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. McKinne return
ed Tuesday from a visit to New York.
Mr. James E. King of Petersburg.
Va., visited friends here the past
Mr atad Mrs. Woodall of Raleigh
were among the attendants at the
Franklin County Fair the past week.
Mr. 3. ? R. Perry and family, of
Washington city, are on a visit to
their people in and near town.
Mrs. Ous Cooke arrived Monday
from Hunts vlile, Ala., to visit rel
ative. and friends in and near
Miss Lottie Harris of Hurdles Mill
Is visiting Miss Elizabeth L. Alien
I at the College.
Mlsa Mildred Swain of Ralelga
| visited Miss Mary Cooper the past
Mr. Graham Griffin of Raleigh
visited his people ' here the past
Miss Alleen Webb of Roxboro is
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. M Al
Mrs. R. o. McGrady of Raleigh
spent the past week here with her
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Beam returned
tho paat week from the western part
of North Carolina, where they spent
Messrs. W. H. Ruffln, Jr., William
Blckett, William Neal, Capt. J. s.
Allen and Maury Cralle of Chapel
Hill spent the week-end In Louls
burg the past week ,
Mrs. B. T. Holdenand Mr. s. c.
Holden went <over to Raleigh .Sun
day to see Mr. B. T. Holder/ who
Is In-the Rex Hospital. "i r
Miss Ruth- Lee who has been vis
iting Miss Florence Egerton has re
turned to her home in Raleigh.
Mr. Pel Mann ofNashvlile visit
! ed friends and relatives in town the
Mr. William Andrews of Raleigb
visited friends andrelatlves here the
Mr. Henry May of Lynchburg, Va.,
vas. a visitor to Loulsburg Monday.
Messrs. C. C. Hudson and S. C
I ? olden visited Raleigh tlio past
Mr. Walter E. Daniel of Weldon
was a visitor to Loulsburg the past
Mr. W. B. Jones of Raleigh was
iu attendance at Court Monday.
Messrs. R. L. stokes and J. B
Yarbqrough spent. Monday In Ral
Mr. W. T. Slqdge, of Hickory,'vis
ited his people in ana near Louls
burg the past week.
Mr. D. F. McKinne returned the
past wk frotn a trip to the western
J- Allen, who has been on
a visit to his people at Roanoke, Va.,
hat returned home..
Miss Louise Thomas is on a visit
to relatives In Raleigh.
the Germans, after a lively bombard
ment, have again attacked the French
and succeeded In penetrating their en
trenchment*. As has been customary
the French Immediately counter-at
tacked and regained the lost ground.
Little fighting, of great intensity, ex
cept by the artillery wings of the op
posing forces, la taking place In any
of the war theatres, but ther#ls every
ir d'eatlon that shortly along the Is
onzo front In the Austro-Itallan tone
another big hattle will begin. -x
Aerial raids' In force have been re
sumed by Brltsh naval aviator* on *
-Gorman positions' In Belgium. The
Bnig?? doikr and severa) atrdomea
have been successfully bom'jed.