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COLUMN XLVI. ~ ? . LOUISBUBG, N. C.f FBIDAY, DECEMBEB 7, 1?17. - ? ? *\v' NUMBEB <3
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J. D. ALSTON RE
RAISES SALARY OF 8UPT. J. J.
Relieves SeTeral from Tax m?Re
Elects O(Beers?Receives 8everal
Bold*?General Routine Business.
The Board of County Commission
ers met In regular session on Monday
-with all members present. After ap
proving the minutes of previous meet
lags business as follows was trans
W. G. Ayescue was relieved of taxes
The following persons were rellav
? ed of poll tax: Charlie Jones. D. O
Richardson, J. H. Griffln, E. H. Moore.
W. W. Lester and W. J. Cooper were
relieved of special school tax in Seven
Paths district. ?
Jift. Holden, Superintendent of the
County Ijlome reported $900.55 recel
ed from cotton.
=- Upon order the salary .f J. J. Ho1 ?
den waa Increased from 140 to $50 per
month, beginning January 1st.
.. J. B. Yarborough was allowed to list
taxes of non residents.
?- It was ordered that the Sheriff re
quire his deputies In the several town
ships to return to this Board the
names of all persons that have not
-listed their taxes for 1917.
J. D. Alston was re-elected Chair
man for the ensuing year.
Mr. W. H. Ruffln was appointed at-:
Alice Bunn was placed on outside
pauper list at $2 per month.
H. A. Kearney was allowed $675.00
part payment for collecting taxes.
It was ordered that the county pay
to J. W. N'eal, Executor of J. T. Neal,
the amount cdllected for rent on B. P.
Matthews- farm, on collln account.
Upon order no taxes were to be col
lected on farm sales.
The bonds of H. A. Kearney Sheriff,
were received and- filed.
Dr. J. E. Malone and Supt. J. J. Hol
den were instructed to get a home
for little girl at county home.
Thesale of the Rood bonds was post
poned until Wednesday, Dec. 5th.
The bond of D.. G. Pearce, cotton
weigher for Louisburg township, was
received and filed. ?'
The report of J. J. Holden, Super
lntendent of county home, was re
ceived and. filed. He reports 12 white
and 12 colored inmates.
The Board adjourned to meet again
on Wednesday, December 5th, after
having allowed a number of accounts.
The Board met again on Wednes
day according to adjournment. \
jR. L. Stokes ^reported the Warren
county line matter settledsatlsiac
The Sandy Creelf Road bonds were
sold by the Board.
Upon motion of J. W. Winston the
Board adjourned to meet again on
December 20th, to make final settle
ment with Messrs. W. H. Allen and
P. B. Griffln.
The following is a menu of th-3
Thanksgiving dinner for the boys of
the Machtfle Gun Company, 322nd In
fantry, at Camp Jackson, S. C.
MEATS?Roast Turkey with dressing.
Cranberry Sauce, Boiled Ham, Hot
Biscuits, Roast Beef with brown gravy
Scalloped Oysters, Deviled Eggs, Mac
aroni ord Cheese, Asparagus Tips,,
Potato Salad, Stuffed onions, Juna
Poas. Cslery, Candled Sweet Potatoes,
DESERTS?Fruit Cake, Plum Pud.
ding, Mince Pies, Mixed Pickle, Queen
Olives, Vanilla Ice Cream, Apples, Or
anges, Bananas and Cream, Hot Co
coa, Hot Coffee.
Mrs. Mann Hostess.
Thanksgiving brought the "Younger
Set Book Club" with Mrs. Mann.
Although the weatber conditions
were terrible, one would not realize^
It at such a pleasant meeting.
< After the assemblage 6f the club,
the meeting was called to order by
Mrs. Mann. Minutes of last meeting
were road by Secretary.
A real Thanksgiving prayer was of
fered by Miss Furman, whioh'made us
all feel that'the day was rightly
named and we ao often forgot tli?
The life, of G?n.^offre waa to be read
by tfij. Swindell, but she Was "wish
ed away1' and didn't appear, much tc
the regret of the club.
Mrs. E. H- Malone read a real In
terestlng paper on "JoITre'a Visit to
United States. 'XJurrofrt Erects"
were read by Miss Furman.
As our subject for the occasion was
a Frenchman, Mrs. Mann had the ap
alse" sung by the Misses Hall accom
panied by Miss Furman. -
The Intellectual mata was really In
spired with this meeting, but nothing
could more delight the "Inner mah"
than have served, as the ho I te? a did,
a steaming hot 'Tried Oyster and cof
The meeting adjourned, we depart
ed, wfthlig Mrs. Mann many happy
returns of the day, with lese water.
The next meeting will b? wtltfc Mrs
E. L. Best, Dec. 13th.
Bed Cross Wool F11L
The following donation* harw been
made , during the past week to the
Franklin ton Red Cross woet fand:
Mr. Welsman .60
Mr. Hight ? .80
Mr. H. Hunt , ?? .60
Mr. John Speed t06
Mrs. S. C. Vann 26.00
Mrs. B. T. Grelen ^ 26.00
Mrs. John Conyers 1.00
Mrs. B. A. White . ? 60
Dr. Henderson 1.00
Mr. J. W- Daniel 100
Mrs. Olin Perry .60
Mrs. E. J. Joyner 2.60
The JToung People's Missieaary So
On Tuesday evening December 4?li,
1917 The Young People's Missionary
Society met at the home of Mrs. Ed
ward L. Best on North Main street in
a "Business Meeting."
. A beautiful Christmas program was
arranged for the meeting by Mrfi
"Devotional Exercises," Mrs. Mor
timer C. Pleasants; "Christmas Eve
In Cromwell's Time," Mrs. Edward L
Best; "A Christmas Prayer,"Miss Lo
nie Meadows; "My Blessing Book,"
Miss Julia Barrow.
At the conclusion of the program
each member took part in the election
of officers for the year Nineteen Hun
dred and Eighten.
The following Is a list of the. newly
President, Mrs. Osmond Y. Yarboro
Vice resident, Miss Julia Barrow, Cor
responding, Secretary, Miss Minnie
BrickciLl. Recording Secretary, Mlsa
Louise Thomas, Treasurer, Miss Sue
T. Alston, Superintendent of Suplles"
Miss Lonie Meadows, Superintendent
of Social Service, Mrs. Edwin H. Ma
lone, Superintendent of'Study Publi
city, Miss Lydia Inscoe, Agent for
Voice, Mrs.' Osmond J. Hale.
After electing all officers a delicious
salad course was served.
Those present at the meeting were:
Mesdames Mortimer C. Pleasants,
Osmond J. Hale, Osmond Y. Yarbori-,
J. C. Myrick, Edwin H. Malone, Ed
ward L. Best. Misses Lonie Meadows.
Hodgle Alston, Julia Barrow, Alleen
Webb, Sue Alston, Lydla Inscoe, Min
nie Brickell, Louise Thomas.
We were very glad to have with
at the meeting one of our former me?v
bers, Mrs. J. C. Myrick, of Panama
Canal Zone. We also welcomed into
our society two new- members at th .
last meeting, Mrs. Osmond Y. Yarbor >
and Miss Alleen W^bb.
After all business had been discuss
ed the society adjourned to meet on
Tuesday evenings December 11, 1917,
at the home of Mlis Lonie Meadows j <
North Main street, In a "Study Ctrcl!
Meetlhg" at 7:46 o'clock. Each mem
ber is urged and requested to be pres
ent at this meeting. We also wan*,
each member to bring with them a
List of Letters.
The following is a list of letters re.
malnlng In the Post Office at Louis
burg, N. C? not called for Dec. 7, 1917
Mr. Luclous Branch, Mtgs Myrtle
Crews, Miss Carrie Davis,, Ed Davis',
(col) Miss Fannie Floyd, Mr. Robert
Harris, Mr. W. F. Kelly, Mrs. Fah
nle KiQg, Miss Vivian Sykes, Mr. Wil
lie Terrel. 1 ' "
From Deed Letter Cftnce.
*" C. fit. Bellemy. ;
Persons calling for any of the
above letters will please state that
they saw ..them advertised.
' R. H Davis, P. M.
COMPLETE SOLIDARITY FULL UN
For the Solution of Questions of Com
mon Interest In the War; Military
Unity of Action Fixed Upon
Coarse of Certain Realiza
tion By Inter-Allied Staff.
Parle, Deo. 4.?The foretgn office
officially announced today that ait the
ecent Interallied conference kt
which the United States participated,
agreements were ooncluded "upon th*.
basis of a complete understanding sad
close solidarity among the allies tor
the solution of the questions In Tblafc
they have a common Interest ta th*
It was also announced that th? ?r?
atlon of a supreme lnter-allled unl
committee had been decided avtm'
The lnter-allled general staff,.Jl vu
stated, was working upon a detntta
military program whlcl^was plaalag
unity of military action In th* war e*
Official Statement, t
The announcement regarding Mar
results of the conference was made :?
the following oVclal statement: ' JL
"Theminister of foreign affairs va
pbrte'd to the cabinet council today the
result of the conference of the allies
The reading of communications from
tt^e presidents of each section of tho
allied conference, at which were pres
ent for the first time representatives
of all the countries taking part with
us in this war, has given felicitous re
sults from every point of view. They
give assurance of practical unity of
action, economically, financially and
"The agreements have been con
cluded upon the basis of a complete
understanding and close solldarlcy
among the allies for the solution of the
questions in which they have a com
mon Interest in the war. The finan
cial needs of each, of them, the require
ments of their armamept, their trans
port, their food, have been the sub
jects of profound study which guaran
tees perfect satisfaction. The crea
tion of asupreme lnter.allled naval
committee has been determined upon
Military unity "of action has been
placed upon the course of certalnreal.
ization by the lnter-allled general
staff which is at work upon an estab
lished program of all military ques
"From a diplomatic point of view
entire accord resulted from the dis
cussions among the representatives of
the powers upon all the business
which has been arranged together, to
assure the common victory of their
Rural Carrier Examination.
The United States Civil Service^
Commission has announced an exam
ination ior the County of Franklin,
North Carolina, to be held at Louis
burg on January 12, 1918, at 10 o'clock
to fill the-position of rural carrier at
Alert, N. C., and vacancies that may
later occur on rural routes from othei
post offices in the above mentioned
county. The examination will be open
only t6 male citizens who are actual lv
domlslled In the territory of a post
office In the county and who meet the
other requirements set forth in Form
No. 1977. This form and application
blanks may be obtained from the offices
mentioned above or from the United
States Civil Service Commission at
Washington, D. C. Application
should be forwarded to the Commls
slon at Washington at the earliest
\> Box Party at Oak Ridge.
Everybody Is cordially Invited to al
tend a box party at Oak Ridge school
house Saturday night, December &
There will be something to Interest
all. The proceeds will go for tire
equipment of the school..
l6uISBUB? BAPTIST CHURCH.
Divine worship Sunday, 11 A. M. and
7.80 P. M. Conducted by the pastor,.
Sunday School 9! 45 A. M. You are
cordially Invited to attend these ser
Among -the unfinished business to he
disposed of by Congress Immediately
upon Its assembling In December will
be the remedying of Its unaccountable
omission In-ailing to tax the salaries
of Its members, pf coufse It was an
WHAT MOTHERS CAN DO. ?
Mother? Are Asked to Coopperato With
Quarantine Officer to Control Con
Nobody knows what It means to have
a sick child like the mother, therefore,
I am asking the mothers ot this coun
ty, especially, to co-operate with me,
their county quarantine officer, and by
all working together, to keep down
those preventable diseases like whoop
lug cough, measles, scarlet fever and
diphtheria as far as possible.
( Some old fashioned mothers used'
to belleTe that whooping cough and
(.measles were like taxes, )ust had to
ccme, and the sooner they "came and
(went," the better. But now mothers
know different. They know that ev?n
It children should have these diseases
srhen they grow up It goes less hard
With them then, and they are nKjfe
likely to recover without dafect^anj
Impairments. Why, when a mother's
baby has measles, If It Is less than
Jive years old, she never knows wheth-.
?r It Is going to be left blind, 'deaf,
laine, or with weakened heart or kld
intys, for life. The safest plan Is to'
take no chances with any of these so
called children's diseases. Chlldrep
don't have to have them, and why not I
Some of the things mothers can do
to keep down whooping cough, meas
les, scarlet fever, Infantile paralysis
and diphtheria in their homes rfnd
communities are, first, to suspect the
disease and keep home the children |
having the first symptoms, such as
[Bore throats or head colds, particu
larly If any contagious diseases is in
tho community. Second, in case no
physician is called to attend the chl 1
the mother should, see that the diseaio
is reported at once to the county
quarantine officer who will then tell
her what to do and how to treat the?
case.- The law requires her to do
this. Third, every mother should re
spget the Quarantine law. It may In
convenience her Bllghtly but what will
a few days of inconvenience mean if
it saves a child's life or even if It saves
him from a life long defect,like blind
ness which Is often one of the after
effects of measles. The mother who
disregards the Quarantine I .aw is not
only an Undesirable citizen to have in
the community but is an enemy to
The number of cases of contagious
| diseases in this county last month re
j ported to me were:
Tuberculosis and Scarlet Fever, 1
Whooping Cougb, 2
J. E. Malone,
* County Quarantine Officer,
On Tuesday while attempting to
turn Into Court, street from Main
street Mr. Willie Pinnell driving a I
Ford touring car at most too high a
rate of speed dashed lntd the corner
of the side walk In front of C. C. Hud-1
son "Co's. store, breaking the radius
rod and-Otherwise .smashing?up his
car' No one. however, received- any
Injuries. The car was again Thit in
LOOK WELL TO THE COUNTRY
Our people will be fortunate If. i
the drive after a record production
in all lines, they keep well in mind th i
great importance of good roads. Good
roads are, in fact, one of the prime
factors of success In our efforts to
exceed all former productive records.
The farmer who, after harvestinr |
|a bumper cro, attempts to move that I
crop to market over poor roads, soon |
finds that h? must sacrifice a largo
percent of his profits in reaching the
market with his wares. The lumber
man who has cut a choice lot of ma
terial finds he must give up the lion's
share of hla profits In petting his stuf
I to the railroad. The same holds good
I In all line??tpoor roads mean a waste
|of energy; good roads, conservation
j of energy that may "be profitably em
, ployed In more production.
| The telmptatlon for Blaoknefcs In
this direction gro'wf greater all the
time./ Thousands ot our workers
have gone to Jhe army; other thous
nndshave been drafted to take their
places In the industries. Labor In all
lines Is at a premium.
The people of this country, how
ever, have never known the meaning
of 'the words"defeat" and "failure."
They must not learn at this late day.
A determination on our part that the
industrial life of the country MUST
NOT and SHALL NOT deteriorate
will work wonders. Hitherto only a
very small percent of the national
energy has been devoted to the stern
er question of making a living. We
have had abundant time for all the
varied interests of life. Now, however
some of those Interests'* must take
second place. The demands upon our
time and energy are such that more
and more we must cat out the frivo
lous and devote ourselves to the ser
ious phases of life.
We can find the time and the means
and the labor to keep our roads up to
the standard of efficiency. V(fi MUST,
if a large part ot our energy Is uot
to be wasted.
James I. Insco?. Dead.
All the people of the kickorr Bock
community were made s 1 on Wednes
day morning-, November 28, when the
message came from Camp Sevl ,r
Greenville, s. C? saying that James
Inscoe was dead. Although he had
been sick for several weeks with meas
les which later developed into pneu
monia Information had been receiv
ed by his people that he was conva
lescing nicely, thus the news of h -j
death came as a great surprise.
James was 22 years old, therefore
being in the ago limit of the selec
tive draft law. He was called to the
colors more than two months ago. and
became a member of Co. E, 125th. En
gineers. He had not been in good
health for several years, and his
friends naturally thought that he
wouldbe exempted by the local board
however this wns not done, anj
he answered the call without uttering
a word of complaint, and went awav
in a spirit which manifested a deter
mination to de his duty as a soldier
" the Same manly way in which he
had lived as a civilian. No one who
knew him ever doubted that he would
do his duty whether he was in the
school room or at the battle front. A
letter from one* of his commanding
officers to his father was an attesta
tion of his( loyalty as a soldier
James Inscoe was an exceptional
boy. Being strictly truthful from his
infancy, kind and courteous to ev
erybody, brilliant and faithful as a
student, and above all a true chris
u and gentleman, he possessed all
MoerC^raCter,9tlCS ?f rea' manhoo'i
More than three years ago he pro
wnh M'''? 'D Chr,8t- and ??'?<*
?ith Mount Gilead Christian churci
since whlC]h time his church'has not
While '0yal ?r deV?Ut
While it was extremely sad to his peo
ple for him to die so far away from
those who loved him most yet it h
a sweet consolation for them to know
that one who lived such a pure and
unselfish life asho did was~not afra"d
to live anywhere. The spirit of th?
supreme being was present to com
or im in his last moments, and
this was more consoling by far thyn
any words that could have been ut
tered by human tongue, or any deed
of kindness that could have been ren
"d hlm' ever> by his loving mother
His remains were_sent home on
Thursday, and tenderly lain to rest
n the family burying ground on Fri.
day afternoon, In the presence of t
largo number of relatives and friends
He leaves to mourn their loss a fath
er, and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J o In
>coe. 8everaI brothers and sinters, and
many other friends and relatives, all
? , W T ftre ?ad because he has b. on
aken from them. May the bereaved
family be comforted by kn.wlng thai
their loss is his eternal ga'.'>, !ind -hat
the influence of his life, although end
ed at, seemingly, such an'uneeaao .
able time, will be felt for years In the
community where he passed his day
and will serve as a guide for many
pointing out to them platnly the ne
cessity of living a ljfe that will be
above reproach when the flnaLJiour
Villa is said to have grown a luxur
iant set of black whiskers. While it
is true thatthe leopard cannot camou
flage his spots, you have always the
alternative of killing the varment
THE MOVING PEOPLE
SOME TOP KNOW, SOKE TOD DO
Manj on Business, Many on Pleaiuw,
Others to be Going, Bnt All Going or
Mr. W. M. Person left Tuesday for
a visit to Norfolk, Va.
Mr. Will Y. Collie, of Raleigh, wai
In Loolsburg the past week.
Miss Lillian High left Friday for
Norfolk, Va, where she la the guest ot
Miss Jessica Smith.
Mrs. J. B. Thomas /was taken to a
hospital iiST Richmond Sunday by Dr.
E. M Perry, for treatment.
Mr. G. B. Egerton left Monday for
Akron, Ohio, where he will take a po
sition with the Goodyear Tire and
Mr. and Mrs. John Yarborough, and
daughter, Camilla, spent the week-end
to Raleigh as the guests of Governor
and Mrs. T. W. Bickett
Mr. and Mrs. Graham H. Anthony,
of Hartford, Conn., were visitors to
Louisburg the past wek, guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Or McBrayer.
Rev.VT. M. Gllmore, Rev. W. B.
M<Mton7 Messrs. I. Allen and H. C.
Tay!?r,are attending the Baptist Stato
Conventl(w4^in Durham this week.
^ Rev. D, Wilson and Mrs. Wil
son. Mr. and Mrj, F. B. McKlnne and
Rev. P. S.'Xove left Tuesday for
Greenville, to attend the annual meet
ing of the Eastern Methodist Confer
THE TBDOnNGS" OF . LIFE.
Human activities have from time
memorial been roughly divided into
two classes, commonly designated by
the plain-spoken as the "essentials"
and the "trimmings."
The division Is an arbitrary one,
and like most arbitrary definitions la
frequently unfair. It Implies that the
ona Is vitally necessary while the
other is superfluous. This is far from
being the truth.
"Many centuries ago a great teacher
declared that vMan shall not llva hy
bread alone." This truth has lost
nothing of Its force with the passage
of time. There are many vital Inter
ests In life besides that of a mere sub
sistence._ These interests are they
which mark the dividing line between
man and the brute creation. They
are the demands of his nature that
grow out of his higher Intelligence,
and they are just as essential to the
completion of the chara ter as are til
demands of subsistence to the devel
opment of the purely physical.
If we are to reap the full reward of
our servicejwe must not set aside the
social demands of life. It is untrue
to say We have no time for such
Time devoted to the cultivation of the
social life?in reason?is never wast
ed. It is really a period devoted to
the storing of energy and resources
that shall aid us in the more material
tasks. An intimate knowledge of the
characteristics of our 'fellows Is a
valuable knowledge. Brushing up
against the aims and aspirations ~of
our neighbors and friends gives im
petus to our own aspirations and
sends us forth to the contest with
renewed forco and vigor.
And ih fact most of the occupations
of life can ha auccesfuly pursued
without losing sight of those higher
Interests that mark the man or the"
woman of an upward vision. The me
chanic can as easily be a gentleman
as a lout. Even tho crossing sweejs
er need not bo a boor. Cooking apd
dish-washing need not bar the min.,
and heart from things above and be
yond the humble task . It Is as easy
for' the farmer to meditate on the
great philosophies of earth as upon
the virtues or failings of apolitical
candidate In short, achievment may
have for ita end the higher things of
life as well as the baser.
Keep the flreB burning brightly on
the social alters. It Is for the higher
development of humanityTthftt we are
now struggling, and It would surely
be a perversion of our'efforts did we
lose sight of the golden grain while
contenting ourselves with the husks
If bad habits were as easily over
come as good ones the millenlum
would be enclerit history.
It is a safe bet that the addition of
the woman vote in New York will'
not add to the certainty of pre-elac