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tOl/UMN XLVI. ^ MHHSB0K?, Fl.WAY,NOVEMBER 30, 1917. ? NUMBER ?4
Bomb Exploded Kills lo
BY THE POLICE
It Had Been Brought To Milwaukee
Central Station by Small Boy?
Found In A Chnrclu
Milwaukee, Wla., Nov. 24.?As the
result ot the accidental discharge of
a huge bomb which had been brought
to the central police station In this
city by a boy who had discovered it
early In the afternoon in an Italian
church, the police station was almost
completely wrecked at 7 :S0 this even
ing and sixteen persons, including de
tectives and prisoners, were killed
outright and soma ten to fifteen per
sons seriously, if notTatally Injured.
Roll call had just been called in the
station house and some otNthe city's
best detectives and police officers were
in attendance for an examination ot
the bomb, which all thought perfectly
harmless, as it had been brought. in
early in the afterqpon and-beyond a
casual examination had been left tor a
thorough examination and explanation
f? r the roll call, which occurs each
evening at 7:30. The examination had
not been under way more than a few"
minutes when the bomb exploded with
fearful concussion that was heard dis
tinctly all over the city.
A small Are. ensued in the wreckage
of the building, but this was soon ex
tinguished by the~Bre aparatus, which
In d been sumoned immediately.
The central police station is located
at the corner of Broadway and Oneida
stieets, Just opposite the county jail.
The name of the boy bringing the
bomb to the station house has not yet
been ascertained. Many of the pris
oners losing their lives have not as
}> been Identified, owing to the rec
ords having been burled in the wreck
age of the station.
The bomb was described as being
cylindrical, about eight inches in di
ameter and ten inches high. It had
heavy iron plates bolted to each side
so as to make it a formidable weapon
even If it exploded in the open.
There was a hole in the center of the.
top of the bomb in which was Inserted
a&malh bottle containing nltro-glycer- j
It was so arranged that the slightest |
fiction would cause It. to explode
Hew it failed to explode in the hands
ofthe youth that brought it to the
station is a mlstery. Those who saw
tlio bomb said it was constructed
scmethlng like a large hand grenade.
Unofficial Ust of dead and injured:
The dead?Detectives Fred Kaiser.
Louis Weiler, Albert Templin, David
O'Brien, Frank M. Caswln; Henry
Deckert, station keeper; Edward
Splndler, operator; five unidentified
men, thought to have been prisoners;
Det ctlves Stephen Stocker, Cherles
Soehawer; unidentified woman; un
Kansas City. Mo., Nov. 23?Lleu
tenant William Langdon Stallings and
Miss TeBsle May Bartlett were mar
ried here Friday nights-November 23,
at the bride's home 1817 Kensington
Avfenue. Lieutenant Stallings lived at
Justice, N. C. He is the son of the lale
W. H. Stallings. The bride is the daugh
ter of Mr. A. W. Bartlett Their mar
riage is tha result of a college-war ro
mance that began three years ago.
when the young man left the plow at
his farm home and came to Kansas
City seeking a professional career.
He entered the Kr-nsas City Veteri
nary College and It was during his
school work that he met his future
wife. He went to hlshome during the
summer months and returned to the
school the next two preceding years.
Bach year he grew more fond of the
Kansas City girl.
Last spring he was graduated from
tba college and received a degree of
Doctor of Veterinary Medicini Ha re
turned to North Carolina aid practiced
In Louisburg for a taw weeks.
But the war came on and he being
every Inch a patriot, took the exami
nation for a lieutenant's commission
In tba Veterinary Reserve Corps. '
Ha received It and was stationed at
Fort Oglasthorpe, Qa.
Ha waa given a leave of absence for
a few day* especially to come here fat
the wedding. The patriotic spirit that
eauaed him to help the cofdr* waa evi
dent 'at the wadding, as a large silk
flag waa draped over tba mantel above
1?Mr*. Nellie M. McGrath, one of two women letter carriers employed In Washington, delivering her first letter.
2?Wreck of a German concrete shelter after the British gnns had found It. 8?New photograph of some of the
Xtasslan women of the Battalion of Death, which tried to defend the Winter palace against the attacks of the Maxi
malist rebels. . - ' ? ?
the Are place. The young army officer
and the bride faced It as they Joined
hands in matrimony. Other smaller
flags hung from the celling. As Lieut
enant Stalling? marched up to the man
tel to the sweet strains of "Here Comes
tile bride," he looked more than hanih
some dressed in the ollre -drab of a
United Statep army officer. Standing
beside him wafl his sweet and pretty
bride, dressed In a beautiful gown of
white satin and georgette crepe. She
carried a shower bouquet of brjde's
roses and llllies of the valley. She was
given in marriage by her father. Mrs.
George T. Bartlett who was Miss' Bart
lctt's maid of honor, was gowned in
turquoise blue crepe and carried Ophe
lia roses. Mr. George Thomas Bartlett
was man of honor to Lieutenant Stal
ling?. The little ring bearer, Lorene
Bartlett carried the ring In a basket of
pink roses. The fireplace was banked
with terns and r?d and white pom
pom chrysanthemums. . *
After the ceremony a reception was
held and brick ice cream and cake
and punch was served. Music was fur
nished by a violinist and pianist Miss
Bartlett received her schooling in Kan
sas City, a graduate of the Manual
Training High School.
Mrs. Stalllngs will remain In Kan
sas City and Lieutenant Stalllngs will
return to his work at Fort Oglesthorpe
Future plans have not been made on
account of the war.
It Is easy to see he won much favor ,
here, as he won the hand of Miss Bart
lett and he did not win It in vain, for
she, like her husband, is kind and lov
ing. That they have "much happiness In
life was expressed by their many
friends. With his traits helped by Mrs.
Stalllngs his success will be many.
It. Is believed by everyono who has had
an opportunity to know eithe r the
bride or Lieutenant Stalllngs.
j The Bed Cross RecltaL
j The recital given In the College
chapel last Friday evening by Mre.
| Stanley Robertson, of Long Beach,
j California, assisted by home'talent was
a splendid success. ^
I Mrs. Robertson, who has sung prlor
jly in Loulsburg and won enthusiastic
| hearers to her singularly sweet and
j true voice, drew a large audience out
: Friday evening. Miss Clapp, who ac
companied her is an accomplished pi
anist and a favorite here. Our talent
ed Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Fleming,
accompanied by Miss Williams in their
selections, completed a beautiful mus
Miss Henninger, Expression teach
er at the College, delighted the audi
ence with her selection from "As You
; Like It," and encore.
| The amount of proceeds placed in
? Red Cross treasury was $63.00.
) Mrs. A. H. Fleming Hoste sb.
? Mrs. A. U. Fleming was a charming
| hostess to the members of Tuesday
Alter the roll call and minutes of
ilast meeting read by Miss- Williams,
the program continued:
! Current Events and War Summary,
| Mrs. J.' B., Yarborough.
| Paper, "Dress of the Colonists," Mrs.
E/ S. Ford.
j Life of the Colonists, Mrs. R. C.
I Beck. , >
Solo, "The Slumber Boat," Gaynor,
Mrs. W. M. Qllmore.
Instrumental Solo, "Romance" Sib.
elius, Miss Sallie Williams
At the close of the program deli
cious salad course was served.
Visiting guests present were Mrs
Clarence Myrlck, of Panama, Mrs. H.
L. Candler, Mri. W. M. Gllmore.
Thanksgiving Treat for Co. D.
It was the pride &nd pleasure of the
ladles of Louisburg on Thanksgiving
to send to the Company D boys of
Franklin county in camp at Green
ville, S. C. a large barrel containing
more -than sixty pounds of ham, fried
chicken, hens, home made biscuits,
and fruit and a box of more than thir
ty five cakes and pickles. Practically
every home in the town contributed
to the box. Mapleville was generous
in its donations. Mrs. Clyde Harris
Mrs. Julius Timberlake and Mrs. Will
Allen added bountifully to the box in
the gifts of their splendid home cured
The ladies regretted that they could
not reach all the country friends,
v/hose pleasure they know it would
have been to contribute larjwVy to the
boys. All those informed r^iponded
Everywhere in the county the*e is
manifest interest in hei boys, and tho
wish to serve them as sne may.
Tuesday morning ut 11 o'clock Miss
Fannie Louise raoro.is was united in
marriage to Mr. George A. Johnston,
at the home of the bride's father, Maj.
J. B. Thomas, on Kenmoor Avenue,'
Rev. W. M. Gilmore, officiating.
Owing to a rocent bereavement In
the home of Mr. Johnston, the mar
riage was a very quiet one, only mem
bers of the Immediate families of the
contracting parties being present. Im
mediately after the ceremony the brid
al party motored over to Henderson
to catch a train for Washington and
other northern cities, where they will
spend their honey mo9n.
Mr. Johnston Is from Chapel Hill
and is one of Orange county's most
cultured and prosperous young busi
Mrs. Johnaton^-yho has been mak
ing her home in Hillsboro for a num
ber of years, is-a highly accomplished
young lady, and has many friends in
The ladles of the Episcopal Church
are making big preparations for their
annual Bazaar which will be held In
tne old Dr. Ellis office buidlng on De
cember 4th. Quite a lot of nice articles,
aie expected to be on display that will
n<ake desirable Christmas gifts. The
public is invited to attend this bazaar
The Young People's Missionary So.
On Tuesday evening November 27th,
The Young People's Missionary So
ciety met at the home of Mrs. E. H.
Malone on north Main Street, In a
The devotional exercises were led by
Mrs. Mortimer C. Pleasants. The sub
ject and discussion for the evening
was the "Soo-Chow Hospital and Med
ical Treatment In China."
At the conclusion of the program a
salad course with coffee was served.
Th so present were Mesdames Mor
timer C. Pleasants, Osmond Y. Yar
boro, Edward L. Best, Edwin H. Ma
lone, and Misses Lonle Meadows, Sue
Alston, Minnie Brickel, Elizabeth Mas
senburg, Julia Barrow.
After all business had been dis
cussed the Society adjourned to meet
on Tuesday, December 4th, 1917, at the
home of Mrs. Edward L. Best at 7:45
At present it apears that the prin
cipal task this winter will be make
one lump of coal do the work that two
CLUB ^OR MEN OF AMERICAN DESTROYER FLEET
This club f<* on* JacVlea ?broad baa b?en eatabllahcd by the Y. M. C. A. ah the baao at ttfe American deatroyar
flaeC Here tlio boy? are entertained when ashore" Tbii photograph shows tbe music ball of the club. One of the
Jacklcs la doing a turn on the stage.accompunlod hy 11#- sailor orchestra. N.
Many on Business, Mjinj on Pleasure,
Others to be Colii(r, But All Going or
Miss Beulah Eden, of Farmvllle, is
visiting her parents.
Mr. W. N. Fuller, spent Wednesday
In Raleigh on business.
^_Mr. P. N. Egerton, Jr., of New York,
1s"visiting his parents here.
M**- T. B. Wilder, of Aberdeen, was
a visitor to Loulsburg yesterday.
Mr. J. B. Fulghum, of Richmond,
Is visiting friends and relatives In and
THE MOVING PEOPLE
SOME roc KNOW, SOME YOU DO
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Thomas, of Lex- ..
lngton, spent Thanksgiving with their
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Person, of Farm..
viHv Va., are visiting their parents In
Miss Eva Smith, of Fayettevllle,
spent the past week end with Mrs. A.
It. Edwards. ?
Mr. and _Mrs. Q. R. McGrady, of
Raleigh spant Thanksgiving with.?
their people here.
Misses Annie Laurie and Sallle Lou
ise Macon left Wednesday for Green
ville and Columbia, S. C.
Messrs C. C. Hudson, J. P. Timber
lake and W. E. Uzzell visited Baltimore
on business the past week.
Mr. and Mrs: -H. - L. Candler spent
Sunday In Raleigh at the home of Gen
eral and Mrs. Lawrence W. Young.
Messrs. James Massenburg, of the
University and Hunter Harris, of A. &
E. College, of Raleigh, spent Thanks
giving with their parents.
Frankllnton Bed Cross,
The Frankllnton Chapter of the Red
Cioss has Just completed and shiped
to Atlanta a box of supplies containing
A00 gauze compresses.
A box of comfort bags for general
cantonment purposes has been recent
ly acknowledged by the Atlanta divis
ion. The comfort bag committee, of.
which Mrs. S. C. Vann is Chairman, is
now preparing for the comfort kits to
be supplied to the men of Frankllnton
township called In. the second draft.
The Knitting Committee, Mrs. A. S.
Joyner, Chairman, reports most llber
contributlons for the wool fund.
Contributions for this purpose last
week were as follows:
Mr. T. L. Joyner $5.00 k
Whedbee & Morris Co. 6,00
Mr. Robert Wilder * 1.00
Ml. John Mltchlner, , _ 1.00
&?* Garland Mltchlner .50
Mr. W. G. Wilder _ i.oo
Mr. Sam Cannady 1.00
.Mr. Ed. Nicholson "* 5.00
Mrs. C. Williams 5.00
The Home Service Committee whose
activities are confined to the families
of men called to the front, has been "
appointed by the Executive Commit
tee of the Chapter and approved by
headquarters. The members of this
Committee are Mrs. W. F. Joyner, .
Chairman, Miss Minnie Morris, Secre.
tary, Mrs. S. C. Vann, Miss Palsy Brltt,
Miss Nellie Utley, Mr. A S. Joyner,
Dr. R. B. Henderson, v
Mr. B. W. Ballard, Campaign man
ager for the. Christmas Membership
drive. Is outlining a comprehensive
plan' for conducting the campaign
thioughout the territory ovef^ which
this chapter has been assigned tempo
rary jurisdiction. ThlB includes
K; tesvllle and all townships to the
west of this section. Youngsvllle Is
Included of course and will be thor
oj ghly campaigned by the branch so
ciety organized there. This branch of
the Frankllnton chapter sends In glow
ing reports of this work, as regards __
membership funds and surgical dress
The Extension Committee has sev
eral apolntmentsahea>d to meet with
and assist In organizing other neigh- ,
horhoods/ and townships of the terri
tory assigned to this chapter.
Farmers Union to Meet.
There will be a meeting of the Frank
lin County Farmers Union In Louls
burg Thursday, December 6th, at 10
^Officers for the year 1818 wilt be
elected at thlW meeting. ,
All locals are requested to send del
T. J. HARRIS. President
J. 0. JONES, Secretary
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