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A. F. Johnson, Editor and Manager. THE COUNTY^THE STATE, THE UNION. - - .. Subscription $1.50 Per Ye*r
VOLUME XLVII. . ? LOC1SBUUO, N. C., FIUDAY, MABCH 2?, 191S. - * NCMBEB 6
FRANKLIN COUNTY WILL GO OVER TOP
V/XR SAVINGS STAMP CAMPAIGN
BIG SUCCESS. ?-?' . J
Manj Spocches Made and to bo
WAR SAVING CAMPAIGN?
The War Saving Campaign has been
groVing In momentum dally and the
entire county Is now alive with en
thusiasm. At a mass meeting In
Frankllnton Sunday night, Nfr. J. W.
Bailey of Raleigh delivered a great
address,-and Mr. A. H. Vann, Chair
man for that toVnship pledged Frank
llnton to go her full quota^ _ Mr.
Bailey had also spoken at Justice on
the previous Friday and stirred the
people of that community. A Wo
man's War Saving Society was or.
ganlzed at the conclusion of this ad
dress with Mrs. J. L. Bowden as
President and Mrs. C. H. Whelesa
as Secretary. *
Mr. W. H. Yarborough addressed
large and enthusiastic audiences at
. Bunn on Sunday night and at Seven
4 Paths on Tuesday night. At both
places enthusiasm is running high.
A business conference of the Com
zuitee was held on Tuesday morning
and township committees were named
the great drivq planned for next
Week. The object of this driv&, will
~t>e~to give every individual In1 the
county an opportunity to buy War
Saving Certificates and it Is expected
that before Saturday night of next
week there will not be a person In.
i e county without one of these Cer
Y.icates as an evidence of his or her
k lty to the American flag which Is
n< v floating above the battle lines in
Speeches and patriotic demonstrax
tions thus far arranged are as fol
Laurel, Friday March 29th, 2:30
Woods School House, Saturday,
March 30, 2:30 p. m.
Pearces School House. (Dunn's
towuwlUiM W?dnuiiay, Axnatt^nd, 8
Distinguished speakers will be pre.
sent on all of these occasions. Mr.
J. W. Bailey who Is considered by
many to be making the greatest wai
spoech heard in the state will speak
at Pearce's School House and a re
cord breaking crowd is expected.
The main work of the week how
ever, will be done by the committees
of both ladies and men who have un
dertaken to see that every person has
the Importance of the movement pre
Bpnted tn t-hftm before the close of the
Colored Troops Called^
Following is a list of the colored
registrants who are called to the coi
ors to meet at tho Court House, Mon.
day, April 1st.. .1918, at 4 P. M. The
first 55 responding to the call wlfl.be
entrained on thc? next day^for Camp
Grant, 111., at 12:10. Instructions
wl^l be given them by the Local Board
and a leader and squad leaders ap
pointed to take charge of the men
who are scheduled to arrive at camp
Thursday ,-tbe-4th, at about noon. Pa
triotic addresses will be made them
by leading colored citizens, and the
colored citizens are expected to at
tend alflo. lf desired^. ?
Order No. Name Address
1- HutJert Cannady, Ququesne. Pa.
9 King Solomon Perry, Louisburg,
Route 4. ? 1
12 Sol Williams, Jr., Louisnurg k3.
13 Wm. Henry Thomas, Louisburg.
14 Buddie Montague, Frankllnton.
16 Johnnie Thomas, Louisburg.
21 Bud Coppedge, Gastalla R 1.
23 Ross Moore, Louisburg R 6.
74 Elmas Vann Kearney, Bunn.
71 Nathandel Solomon, Henderson
' R. 6.
78 James Elmore Evans, Louisburg.
80 John Raymond Perry, Louisburg
89 Henry Williams. Frankllnton R2
110 Woody Williams, Louisburg.
114 Joseph Henry Bell, Katesville or
2249 Fitwald St., Philadelphia,
115 Percy Foster, Maplevllle.
116 Friday Davis, Jr., Maplevllle Rl, |
131 John Jenkins, Youngsvllle R 1.
137 Percy Hammond Blount* Biddle|
155 John Johnson, Henderson R 4.
176 Ellis Alston, Louisburg.
177 Frank Perry, Villa Nova College ]
Villa Nova, Pa.
194 Henry Yarborough, Louisburg.
195 Elbert Harris. Maplevllle R 1.
200 Sam A. Williams, Wood.
2.\3 Junius Henderson, Frankllnton. |
216 William Green, Louisburg R 8.
220 Carrer Kearney, 1137 35th St., |
Newport News, Va.
231 Percy Eaton, Frankllnton.
246 Redding Perry, Louisburg R 1.1
247 Alexander Alston, Youngsvllle
255 Charley White, Frankllnton.
258 Arthur Blacknall, Frankllnton |
261 Claude W, Young, Louisburg R5.1
'263 Eddie Balance Horton, Spring |
1 Hope R 3, or Maplevllle.
268 Charlie Cephas Perry? LoOlsburg |
269 James JPlmo Neal, Frankllnton I
. B V- v iZ s
:*t0 George Moore, HollUter, N. C. .
* Tqoj Morgan, Kiaston, N. C. R
5, Box 32.
289 Charlie Langford, Franklinton.
294 Julius Neal, Bunn.
299 Ben Lee, Youngsville.
^^^oKEpa^Ujulshurg It, p. n.
j 314 "John McKnight, Loulsburg R3.
332 Robert Gil Hum, Loulsburg Rl.
,336 Lorenzo Brodle, Maplevllle Rl.
[341 Delma McKnight. Klttrell RJ.
343 John Crudup, (?)
344 Dallas A. Hawkins, 1112 Lamar
St., Memphis, Tenn.
349 Buck Mitchell, Loulsburg Rl.
351 "Richard Cooke, Loulsburg R 2.
352 Baldy Johnson, ^Loulsburg R 4
354 Ezeklel Clemmons, Wakefield
379 "Darling Perry. Loulsburg R 1.
38# Irle Clements, Loulsburg.
398- Junius McKnight, Loulsburg.
410 Doctor Perry, Loulsburg R 3.
415 Colbert Clegg, Wakefield R 2.
426 Percy Minga, Wakefield R 2.
432 Frank Nick Alstoft 2311% Madi
son Ave., Newport News, Va.
437 Butler Macon, Klttrell R 1.
442 Frank Sutton, Mapleville.
447 James Foster, Kearney.
449 George Myrick, Alston, N. C.
451 Junius Williams, Wood.
453 Eugene Perry, Loulsburg.
454 Percy Kearney. Franklinton.
LOCAL BOARD FRANKLIN COUNTY
By Wm. H. Ruffln, Chairman.
Liberty Loan Drive Chairmen >?amed.
Mr. M. S. Clifton, County Chairman
for the Liberty Loan Drive, has nam.
ed the Chairman and in some town
ships the Vice Chairman for Frank
Franklinton township?B. W. Bal
Youngsville township?D. W. Spi
vey. chairman, Edgar Oreen, M. L.
Dunn's (at Bunn)?B. B. Sykos.
Dunn's (at Riley's)?E. O. Pearce.
Harris?J. B. King.
Hayesvllle?P. L. Stokes.
Sandy Creek?H. D. Egerton.
Gold Mine?W. D. Fuller, chairman,
G. M. Raynor.
Cedar Rock?J. T. Inscoe, chairman
J. R. Earl.
Cypress Creek?J. M. Sykes, chair
man, J. C. Bowden.
The. committee in Loulsburg elect,
ed Is namely:
Vice Chairman?F. J. Beasley.
Secretary?E. H. Malone.
Manager of Sales?F. B. McKlnjie.
Director of Supplies?pf L. Best.
Director of Publicity?W. H. Yar
The Executive Committee of the
Countjr Is composed of all Township
Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, all the
-Bankers^ _and Superintendents of
igtlioolsand Chairman of war COTreetl
T?lra. t R. F Yarborough, County'
CHairman ^ the Woman's Organiza
tion named ithe following.
?Franklinton'?Mrg. A.?s. Joynar,
Loulsburg?Mrs.' W. E. Uzzell, chair
man, Mrs. S. J. Parham, vice chair
Cedar Rock?Mrs. Jt-R. Earl.
Youngsville?Mrs. F. A. Cheatham.
Cypress Creek?Mrs. E. H. Moore.
Sandy Creek?Mrs. J. B. Jones.
Dunns?Mrs. C. H. Mullen.
Harris?Miss Ollla Floyd.
Hayesvllle?Mrs. T. H. Weldon.
Gold Mine?Mrs. W. D- Fuller.
The County Executive Committee
of Woman's Organization Is composed
of alt townfehlp?eKafrman, W:rrTT6nn~
cil Chairman, Mra. W. E. White and
.gyery^teaclrer 1n the Public Schools
and County Home Demonstrator. Miss
| Pauttire Smlttt The?result secured
in the previous "drives" through the
co-operation of County teachers was
invaluable. County Chairman elect
their own committees to sell bonds.
Literature will be forwarded as soon
as the government can get It out.
The salewomen apjtolnted from
Loulsburg are Mrs. F. B. McKlnne.
Mrs. G. A. Cralle, Mrs. T. W. Wat.
son, Mrs. S. J. Parham. Mrs. J. A.
Turner, Mrs. J. S. Howell,-Mrs. D.
F. McKlnne, Mrs. E. 8. Ford and Mrs.
b? greatly volunteer service. I
Tlfe Local Board for Franklin Coun
ty has completed the classification of
the 2000 registrants and feel that the
greater part of the tremendous task
assigned to them has been completed,
though a great deal of work will
come up from time to time. Mr. Wm.
|H. Ruffin, Chairman, who has given
[almost his entire time to this work,
[Without taking any compensation at
.all, feels relieved that he can now re
sunifi. tie active practice^ the'law
!whkSh he has put aside Tor the Wirt
I Department Wo?t, (hid Wlir hsreaf
ter leave the delali wrtflt for the Chief
Cl?rrk to the Boarfl to do. TWr O. S
Baker. Chief Clerk, I? famlliartzlne
himself with the Votli and will be
able to relieve Mr. Raffln of the grea
ter part of what Is to be done. The
physical examination of all of Class
one registrant* has been completed.
Farmers Union To Meet.
There will be a meeting of the
Franklin County Farmers Union in
Lonlsburg, Thursday, April 4, at 11
o'olock, a. m. There Is an excellent
program on for this meeting. Every
local Ts requested to send delegates
r , ? J. aThoone, Pre?. .
J. C. JONES, Secy.
Mr h. Alloe Tuckep^Dead.
Mrs. Alice Tucker, afe 60, died sud
denly Wednesday morr\ig at 6 o'clock
at th$ home of her nm, Mr. J. Claude
Tucker, with whom sne lived since the
death of her husband, Mr. Buck
Tucker, thlrty-flve years ago.
Mrs. Tucker has been in poor health
for many months, but she was able to
sudden death tSTs morning was quite
a shock to her many friends in this
She was a very highly esteemed la
dy and was a member of the Louis,
burg Baptist church. Th^ funeral
serviced were held yesterday after
noon. Four sons survive her: J. C.
Tucker, of Louisburg; J. A. Tucker,
of New Bern; N. B. Tucker, of High
Point, and W. W. Tucker, of Berkley,
The Woman's Missionary Society.
The Woman's Missionary Society j
met in Study Circle Monday, March
25. at the home of Mrs. N. H. D. Wil
Sentence prayers were offered with
Rev. Mr. Wilson closing for the safe
ty and guidance of our country in t^is
great* crisis. \
A short synopsis of the first chap
ter of "Son's of Italy" was given by
Mrs. R. P. Yarborough, after which
the following program v.* as given.
Story of the influence-of a Chris
tian Mission on the life of 'a young
Italian boy?Mrs. S. J. Parham.
Schocl and College life of the young
immigrant?Mrs. E. W. Furgurson.
Reading, showing Italians in the
various trades, as ittroemakers, tail
ors, or In such mills, shcte factories,
and the wages received.?Mrs. Levi
The crowded conditions under which
they live, and the prevalence of Tu
berculosis as a result, a disease un
known to them in Southern Italy was
told by Mrs. F. B. McKinne.
Life in the mines, especially tho?e
of Fairmont. West Virginia, and the
unfavorable conditions by Mrs. E.
Life in the Quarries of Barr, Ver
mont, Mrs. Georgia Boddle.
Italians in the sugar cane industry
of,,the south and the fruit growing
of California by Mrs. S. P. Burt.
The Italian husband as ruler of the
home by Mrs.-R. Z. Egerton.
Marriage Customs of the Italians
by Mrs. B. N. Williamson.
A comparison shewing the increase
In the Immigration of Italians from
1.000 in 1870 to 2.000.000 in 1906-1916,
j by Mrs. Yarborough.
Fruit salad was served at the con
clusion of the program.
Study Circle Meets with Mrs. N. H. D.
The meeting of the Study Circle
with, Mrs. N. H. D. WllBon Monday
?afnrfhoon was a very impressive one.
It was opened with a Prayer Service
for the President of our United Stat
Soldiers and our Country. Rev. Mr.
Wilson closed the prayer in an earn
est appeal for the protection of all.
An interesting discussion of the
"Sons of Italy" followed, Mrs. S. J.
Parham, MrsT^Ernest Furgurson. Mrs.
W. L. Bea^ley, Mrs. F. B. McKinne,
Mrs. Boddie. Mrs. D. E. McKinne, Mrs
S. P. Burt.^MrS. R. Z. fi^e'rlon, Mrs.
B. N. Williamson and Mrs. _R. F.
Yarborough taking part in the dis
cussion. Music on the vlctrola was
an enjoyable feature of the program.
Fruit salad course was served.
April 6th Great Celebration Id Frank,
April 6tlL_ the day proposed by the
government to set apart as a National
holiday will be celebrated in Louis
burg with patriotic zeal, and splendor,
in parade, with speeches, and music.
Speeches on the subject of the War
will be hoard to stir the blood of ev
ery man and woman present and pa
triotic music to thrill the hearts of
At this time when every heart Is
burdened with suspense and anxiety,
It is a great thing to come together
and hear a man speak, who has given
?r'r """i m tiVa Trni!
A splendid program is being ar
ranged. Plans are made to secure a
band from Raleigh. The ho ?./ of the
speaking will be 1:30 o'clock. The
i place of meeting will be jlven out la
ter. ? I
The County Democratic Convention
convenes in Louisburg on the same
day. The schools and stores over
the county will probably be closed, so
that teachers, high school girls and
boys may attend,
j Every citizen In the county /s ex.
I^ected and woman In large numbers
I Make It an alt day in Louisburg
EVERY TOWNSftlP IN THE COUN
TY WILL ARRANGE FOR ONE
FLOAT AT LEAST FOR THE PA
Program tor Farmer* Union.
The following is an outline of pro
gram for the Franklin County Farm
er's Union. April 4. 1918.
The County and Local Union?-Rev
O. M. J>uke, Prof. E. L Best.
Best Methodtr of Soil Improvement
?Mr. C. H. Stanton, County Agent.
- The Home Garden?Mr. Hardy Ful
ler, Mr. G. H. Pergerson.
How to Rid the Farm of 8tumps?
Mr. H, D. Mitchell.
Things to Be Done In April?Open
-The Democratic precinct meet
lags will be held at the various
voting precincts In each township
1 In franklin Count), on Saturday,
' March 80th.
' County Conventloil to be held In
' Loulsburg on Saturday, April 6th,
* IBS. Second, to elect fiTe voters
' ilo will serve for the next two
* y?rs as a Township Executive
' , All Democratic voters are uife
' ed to attend these meetings and
* take an active part. A report of
* tlie delegates and Township Com
* nltteemen elected at these meet
* Ings should be furnished the Sec
* retary of the County Executive
* Committee us early as possible
* after each meeting.
* By order of the Executive Com.
* E. H. MALONE, Cb'mn.
* A. F. JOHNSON, Sec*y.
The Young Woman's Missionary So
On Tuesday evening March 26, 191S
th?j Young ' Woman's Missionary So
ciety met arniie home of Mrs. J. M.
The meeting should have been a
"Study Circle", but due to the fact
that the books, which have been-xu^_
dered had not arrived, a special pro
grarfl was arranged by Mrs. M. C.
Pleasants; on the study of Africa. _
TBe meeting was called to order
an? led by Mrs. Pleasants.
In representing our patriotism we
opened the meeting by singing in cho
rus the beautiful song, >God?Save.
Keer>, Hold Our Men," to the tune of
At the conclusion of the program
strawberries with whipped cream and
cale was served.
Those present were: Mesdames
ty. lC. Pleasants, O. Y. Yarboro, Ed
ward L. Best, J. M. Allen, and Miss
es jSue T. Alston, Minnie Brickel,
Kathleen Egerton. Aline Webb, Lo
nlf^ Meadows. Annie Mlzelle, Louise
. We were very glad to have Miss
Mizelle with us as a visitor.
After all business of importance
had been discussed the Society ad.
journed to meet at the home of Misses
Sue. and Hodgie Alston, on Church
street in a business meeting promptly
at ?:45 o'clock.
Franklin County Limit Club.
The following new members have
been added to the War Savings Limit
Club during the past week, bringing
the total membership to 83.
J. P. Pleasants. Mrs. W. W. Webb,
M. T. Howell, B. N. Williamson, W.
H. Ruffin, Mrs. Helon Pearce, Miss
Charlutto H. Mitchell, J. O. Green, Sr.
J. T. Mann, J. G. Runn.
This club 1s composed of those who
have bought and subscribed for $1,000
ot.War Savings Certificates?the max
imum which the Government will is.
sue-to any one person. ,
To the Board of County Commission,
Gentlemen r^We believe that the
public school situation in Franklin
| county has never been more serious,
land that unless something Is done to
relieve It we will have few? public
[schools in sessiori the next term, and
these schools will have very inferior
Some of our teachers are quitting
-their achools for gore rormraerativ?
positions, others are notifying our
Supt of Education that they cannot
teach another term as the salary paid
them is inadequate for their expen
Wa believe there Is no better way
of meeting this situation than by a
county-wide school tax.
Therefore, we the Franklin County
Farmers Union respectfully request
that you submit to a popular election
the question of a county-wide- school
tax for Franklin County.
J. Jl. HUU.UJ. II l J.
J. C. JONES, Sec'y.
Mm. Delia Chavis. Mr. James B.
Clifton, Miss Violet Joyner, Miss Nol.
len Macklon. Mr. A1 Mayo, Mr. Wal
ter Metchin, Miss Jennie Moore, Miss
Eugene Perry. Miss Virginia Perryv:
M*. Torner Perry. Mrs. Emma
Mr. Vann Pearce, Mr. Billle Scott
Miss Mebee Statins:, Miss Minnie Wil
son. Miss Mable Wilson. Miss Morlng
Williams. s^Jiss" Lucy Wheeler, Mr.
Willie Wright, Mm. Matilda Wright.
Persons calling for any of the above
letter* will please state that they saw
R. H. DAVIS. P. M.
TBe TIMES carried an announce
ment last week of the splendid en-)
tortalnment to be given here Tuesday
night, April 3rd, by Mrs. William
Cnilton, which entertainment will
benefit the local Red Cross chapter
Mlsi BJva Brown, of Fayfettevllle, Is
vlsitlnc Mm. A. R. Edwards.
List of Letters.
The following Is a list of letters re.
malnlng In the PoRt Office at Louis
bur*, N. C., not called for March 29,
NOT AERIAL TORPEDOE
- . USED TO SHELL PARIS
Source of Attack Not Fully Revealed, But Nearest Point on
Battle Front Is Twice the Distance Artillery Fire Has
Relatively Small; Terrible Slaughter of Ger
mans Is Reported.
GERMAN EFFORT IS TO DRIVE]
WEDGE BETWEEN BRITISH
AND FRENCH AND PUSH
ON ACROSS SOM ME CA
NAL TO t'0 MP AG NE
New Line to Which British Fell Back
W&h Also Attacked and Fighting Is
Reported InTlclnlty of Ham, which
. Represents a Penetration of Nine
Miles by Germans; Further North
British Were Holding their New Po
sitions; First Daylight Air Raid on
Paris Resulted In Some Casualltles
Saturday Morning; Allies Confident
Of Final Outcome.
Paris, Mar. 23.?The flTst'day light;
air raid on Paris came today, which
was one of perfect sunshine. The
fpeopl??ot?Caris^ refused to immune
themselves in cellafS" ami-othar-aulh_
terranean shelters, and the streets.al.
ways had a great number of people !
in Uifem watching for an aerial bat- I
As the day passed and the "all
clear" signal was not given the feel
ling grew tah something now in the
| way of a raid was expected this wa3
not explained until an official state,
iment was issued, saying that the de
I lay w?tf due to the bombardment by
,long distance cannon.
TORPEDO OR GUN?* " " |
Pieces of the shells, on examination
were found to bear rifling marks,
which proved that they had not been
dropped, but had been fired from a
gun. This left a greater ' mystery
Another thing whfch turned the
thoughts of teh officials to the possi
bility that a cannon was being used
was* the regularity with which the
bombs fell, one every 15 minutes.
Assaulting thq British lines on the
south, the Germans have forced their j
way forward over a front approxl*
mately 21 miles in length, have pene-1
tated to a depth of four or five miles
west of Cambral and have reached |
Ham. west of St. Quentin, a distance \
of about nine mile a west of the Brit
ish lines as thoy stoo<rtjefore-th*-iii^
ceptlon of the Teutonic offensive on
HEAVILY ENGAGED WITH ENEMY
Thg Herman rlpJm that the forces
of the Central Empires are~~ITgMIng
on a line northwest of Bapaume, Pe
ronne and Ham hao -not been substan..
tlated by British official dispatches,
but the British reports show that there
has been a retirement at ' various
points,..especially at St. Quentin,
where Field Marshal Haig says his
' forces have taton up their new posi
tions and are heavily engaged with |
According to a Berlin official dis
patch, "a considerable^ part of the
British army has been beaten," but
far known. That 2b,UU0 jrtien have j
possibly been captured by the Teutons |
may be considered as a natural re
sult of the slow British withdrawal
on?varlona parts of the, line. This
number, however, is very^smaH?in_
comparison to the force Haig has
thrown Into the fray.
The frightful combat continued all |
The great^German offensive on the
western front hae developed as its sa
lient feature an apparent desperate
effort to break into the southwest of
St. Quentin drive a wedge between
the British and the French, and push
on across the Somme canal in the
general direction of Compalgne and
SOURCE OF BOMBARDMENT OF
Simultaneously Paris has been bom.
barded at quarter-hour intervals be
ginning Saturday forenoon, with shells
of about 9-lnch calibre. The source
of the bombardment has not been re
vealed. The nearest point on the
front Is 62 miles distant, more than
twice as far as artillery fire has ever
reached pevlously. One theory sug
gested is that the Germans have de
veloped. an aerial torpedo which can
he flr?d from a long distance.
There was an, Hjln^t'-rd break ta the_
British line In the St. Quentln region"
lttte yesterday the Germans forcing
their way through the defensivesystem
and compelling a British, retreat to
prepared poeitlons wUhl'n the area
devastated by the Germans in, their re
treat In the spring of 1917.
GERMANS PENETRATE 9 MILES IN
ST. QUENTIN REGION.
This new line also Is now being at
tacked by the Germans and news dls.
patches filed from the front lata In
the day Indicated that the fighting
already waa heavy In the viclnltv* of
Ham, which represents a penetration
of some nlnt* miles foF the German?.
Ham Is approximately eleven miles
southwest of St. Quentln.
A supreme effort by ths^Qprraans to.
out the line in this ration Is forecast
in tte dispatches. They have put cav
alry in the field to follow up the in
fantry and evidently intend to throw
the Uhlans into the fray when the in
fantry, columns open the breach the
German high command is counting
BRITISH HOLDING NEW LINES
r? FURTHER NORTH.
Further norflT~nre~ Brttteh ?lines,
while they have drawn back are hold
ing well in their new positions. *The
maximum British retrogression there
seemed to have been ajfdut four miles
to Mory, which has^ changed hands
FRENCH TROOPS INVOLVED
Reports that the French have be
come involved In the struggle seem
credible, as the recession of the Brit
ish right flank, which was resting ap
proximately upon Lafere, at the river
lOiBe, would inevitably carry with it
the French left, which had rested up
on the Ol8e. 4
TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER OF GER
TfilTnTTvi in lining nrrompanied
by a terrible slaughter of the Ger
mans, -who in their massed formations
are being cut to pieces by British
guns of all calibres. The British cas
alties, too, have been heavy, and Ber.
lin claims the taking of 25,000 British,
prisoners and 400 guns.
EMPEROR WILLIAM IN COMMAND
I Emperor William himself is in com
mand of the German armies fighting
^his battle, which he had previously
I declared would be the decisive o%>
> of thg war, and London commenta
tors credited him with assuming this
post with the aim of going down In
history as the victor in the^ greatest
cmiflict in ttie woriernnitt>i^ rtbulii J
the .German win, as their leaders have
boasted they would.
ALLIES CONFIDENT OF FINAL
Despite the advances made by the
Germans no loss of confidence cn the^fi
allied side in the ultimate outcome is
apparent. "Serious, but not alarm
ing," Is the view London takes of the
situation. Attention is largely cen
tered now on the St. Quentin thurst
and the next big developments are
j looked for to come from that sector.
The -great battle in the west has
paused all other nerws to become of
minor importance by^ comparison, but
considerable Interest attaches trPTlre?
anouncement of a further British suc
cess in Palestine, where General A!.
iCllTiv'b liuups have fomod a rirosiln?. _
of the river' Jordan and are fighting
*tlieir way eastward after successfully
bridging the stream. -
DAYLIGHT AIR RAIDS OS^PARTS. ?
BefciUes the mysterious bombard
ment of Paris, the city was subjected
to its fir^t daylight air raid, carried
out shortly after 8 o'clock Saturday
moning. Bombs were dropped at sev
eral points oy tne rew machines fly
ing at an extremely high altitude,
which succeeded in penetrating over
the city. A number of casualties re
Rock Springs Items.
A very good sermon at Ransdell
Chapel Sunday afternoon.
The farmers of this community have
been-very_busy for thela^t few weeks.
Miss Dennie Garde- last_Fri
day and Saturday with Miss Hazel ~
' ^Ir. J. L. Byron has purchased a
Miss Louise Stalliogs spent Sat.
urday and Sunday with Miss Matilda
Mis? Hazel Wilder spent Saturday
v, 4vh "Misd Dennie C'arde.
Miss Gladys Poythress pent Satur
day and Sunday with Mis Edna Byron
fc<?1 ?fl n^nnn T iithm Vnmg
and Albert Batton were pleasant call
erg at Mr. Z. L. Cheves Saturday
Mr Bertie Wilder was a pleasant
caller at Mr. B. P. Strickland.s Sata -
urday. ~ ?
Mrs. Timberlake and daughter, Liz
zie. and Miss Bernice Baker spent
Saturday and Sunday in Loulsbui**.
Mesrs. Bertte Wlkl?r. William.
Strickland, and Misses Louise Stall
Inns, Matilda Strickland took a mnon.
light walk to Raynor Saturday night.
All reported a good time,
? Mr. Alphes Underhlll has returned
from Raledgh, where he has been la
the hospital for a while. We aro glad
to learn that hq la much 'better and
still improving. .
Mr. and Mrs. Rills Strtfckland spout
the week-end at Mre. S. 8. Striclt
landa. . ? ,
Best wishes to the TIMES and its
Editor <' ' < ?
Don't merely glance at Liberty Loan
Poster?. Study them! They are the
work of artiste. .
The wool shortage might be re
lieved somewhat by commandeartag
all that the politicians are aocastom
<d to pull over tta? people's eyes ..
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