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TOLUME X1VIL . . , LOCI8BOH?, N. 0., fou^Y, JUNE 81, 1?18. ^ k i HUKBEB 18
SHERIFF KEARNEY . 1
DESTROYS OVER TBBEE HC1TD
BED UALLONB BEEB.
Sees Parties Bon at One Place Bat
-1 iuu in uii mi iuiulwuiuuu
Falls To Get Still.
On Sunday and Monday Sheriff H.
A. Kearney made two raids for whis
key stills, with the result on Monday
of getting to the spot Just a little too
early and had to content himself with
seeing three parties run away from
the scene before he could get close
enough to Identify them and destroy
ing over three hundred gallons of
beer. This raid, was made on Red
Bad Branch not far from the re ar ot
the residence occupied last year by a
Mr. ParrIsh.so we learn. From what
Could be seen everything was In read
iness for Jt. run and possible many
runs had been made at the place.
Quite a number of empty sugar sacks
were found around the place. The
Sheriff seems to think he has the par
ties and their actions sufficiently spot
ted to be able to trap them before very
long if they persist in following this
On Sunday the Sheriff was busy with
a search for a still In HarriB township,
tut only found old still sites with no
evidence of life.
Sheriff Kearney was assisted on
these trips by Mr. B. H. Meadows,
the efficient officer of the Are depart
ment of Louisburg.
Loulsburpr to Have "War Angelus."
At the regular meeting of the Red
Cross Chapter last week, a committee
v:?s appointed to see the Mayor, Mr. L.
L, Joyner, and tell hinrthat it was
the unanimous desire of the members
of itits Chapter that" "Louisburg have
a prujer-bell or "War Angelus," to be
rung each afternoon as long as the
war contiuued, as a silent call to pray
er for the Allied cause and the victor
ious return of our American soldiers
from overseas. The Chapter was
much gratified Wednesday to learn
from the committee that Mr. Joyner
had expressed his approval of the
plan, and would arrange to have the
Court House bell rung each afternoon
at seven o'clock. This method of a
daily call to prayer will go far towards
solemnizing the minds of the people
and stirring them to a keener sense
of their duty. Of course innumerable
prayers are going up dally from^ all
pver the land for & victorious end to
the war, and safety for our soldiers
and sailors if the divine purpose per
mits, but the "War Angelus" plan is
one of great beauty, and will be a
source both , of strength and of com
fort. It? should be universally adopt
Beef Prices Justifiable.
wamimMrnmm n rmitn i nnnlirr iif.cnli)
plalnts from citizens Food Adiairistra
tor Pleasants with members cf the
Price Interpreting Board visited Joy
ner's Market to investigate ti e retail
price of beef. They found that regu
lar run of beef was costing him 24 1-2
cents plus express and other handling,
and choice pieces costing 30 cents.
Upon investigating the handling of it
here and the differences in prices he
received the committee was impressed
with the opinion that he not mak
ing a reasonable profit?in fact on one
piece of beef it was found-he had. sus
tained a loss, after selling all of Iff
Therefore he was instructed to contin
ue so long as he wished on the basis
he was working.
Funeral of Mr. Boyd Meadows.
The funeral services of Mr. Boyd
Meadows, whose remains arrived in
Louisburg at 4 o'clock on Thursday af
ternoon of last week was held from the
Baptist church ana were conducted by
Rev. W. B. Morton, who read several
appropriate selections and during
which a choir sang. The interment
was made at Oalflawn cemetery In the
presence of quite a number of friends
of the family. The pall bearers were
Messrs. 6. C. Harris, Malcolm Mc
Kinne, H. E. Hight, S. M. Washing
ton, S. T. Wilder and B. H. Saun
Mr. Meadows leaves a mother, Mrs.
J. S. Meadows, and a sister, Miss
Ruth Meadows, of Mt. Olive; another
sister, Mrs. R. T. Carlyle, of Savannah,
Ga.. and four brothers. S. S. and B.
H. Meadows, of Louisburg; W. A.
Meadows, of Rocky Mount, and Owen
Meadows, of Asheville. Mr. Meadjws
was a very popular young man. having
friends all pver the Stattf. During
his boyhood he livedo in Louisburg,
where his father, the late Dr. J. S.
Meadows, was a pioneer in the tobacco
Americans Are On (German SolL
Washington, June 18.?Gen. March,
chief of staff, tonight authorized pub
lication of the fact that the thlrty-sec
ond division of the United States army
Is holding a part of tho sector In Al
sace which is on German soil. This
division is composed of Michigan and
Wisconsin soldiers, many of whom re
ceived thGir first tasto of war when
their transport, the Tuscanla was sunk
off the coast of Ireland by a German
PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR
To All Adult Citizens of Loulsburg.
* Id accordance with the Proclama
tions of the President of the United
States and of the Governor of North
Carolina and In cheerful compliance
with the request of the Governor of
North Carolina, I, L. L. Joyner, May,
?i, uu miwuj uBiitukiy uiu iwnuu u?-(
ginning, Saturday, June 22, and end
ing Friday, June 28, as War Savings
Week for the town of Louisburg, North
I respectfully request every minis
ter of the Gospel, Superintendent of
Sunday School, and teacher of sn adult
Bible Class, on Sunday? JiWO 23, to
speak definitely about the War Sav
ings campaign apd orgfe the necessity
of responding Jlbjwjtfly In pledges to
purchase War Savings Stamps.
I earnestly appeal to all employers
of labor to Inform their employees
[about the special * campaign and en- '
courage them to help-win the War byi
saving, economizing, and Investing
regularly in War Savings Stamps.1
I call attention to the fact that ev
ery citizen so notified is expected to
go to the school house of hi* district
on Friday, Juno 28, at 6 p. m., and
also to the fact that a record of the at
tendance and proceedings of the meet
ing at his school house Is to be made
I urge ali citizens of Loulsburg with
one accord, to work together to the
end, that, during the period designa
ted above, the entire quota of War Sav
ings Stamps apportioned to Loulsburg,
which Is $20.00 per capita, may be se
cured in purchases and - pledges by
Friday, June 28.
Done in the town of Loulburg, N.
C. on the 12th day of June. 1918.
L. L. JOYNER, Mayor.
A. W. ALSTON, Clerk.
Red Cross Membership Dues,
j After hearing the Treasurers report
at the Red Cross meeting Wednesday.
It was found the Chapter was in need
of funds for Immediate use. This
Chapter was organized one year ago
last month, and more than onc hun
dred names were enrolled during the
| first month or two of its existence.
[These members will confer a great fa
vor upon the Treasurer, Mrs. T. W.
Watson, if they will give or send her
! their dues of $1.00 a yeqr at once, and
i relieve her o* the necessity of calling
;on them in person. The dues for last
year were a great help In purchasing
material for the work room, and this
is what they are needed for now.
Please do not neglect this matter, but
give it your immediate attention, fcr
i Louisburg must not fail to send in its
; allotment of work each month to hea:l
jqarters, and your annal dues paid
promptly will make this possible.
Franklin County Colon.
* The next session of the Frankjiti
County Union will be held with the
'church at Mt. Zion on the 29 and 30th
ill i nn i r ii i h piinniipi mill
?J' Saturday a. m.?9:30?Prayer ser
pnnftiwtpd hv Urn. W. J. Dennis.
I 10:00 o'clock??Organization and call
ing the roll and short reports from the
I 11:00 of'clock?What is ~Cfirlstian
, Education and the importance to us
[now. Brethren W. B. Morton and J.
pH. Hifrper will discuss that,
i 1:30 o'clock?The proper attitude of
'the church to tho war. Ero. Tommie
Bunn. Raleigh Fulghum and Bro. G.
I Sunday morning, 9:30?Sunday
?.school mass meeting conducted by
i Bro. Dock Pearce.
11:00 o'clock?Sermon by Bro. John
| Mt. Zion Is a good place to meet at,
and we are looking for a large crowd.
There will be dinner at church on
Saturday, no public dinner on Sunday
as the service is supposed to close at
1:00 o'clock. There will be a service
at Sandy Creek church on Christian
Education commencing at 2:00 o'clock.
Everybody cordially invtted to come.
G. M. Duke and Bro Teag\iA,
List of Letters.
The following is a HbC of letters re
maining in the Post Offloe at Louls
burg, N. C. not called for June 21st,
1 Mrs. H. B. Arbuckle, Mr. Ben ESrans
j J. A. Hunt, Mr. Robt. L. Malone, Mrs.
S. F. Parrlsh, Mr. H. K. Perry, Mr.
Green Pierce, Mr. Jack Royal, Mrs. F.
IP. Shearln, Mrs. J. B. Underbill, Mrs.
I Persons calling for any of the above
letters will please state that they saw
R. H. DAVIS, P. M.
Refuses to Reconsider Yote.
At a special meeting of the Board
of Town Commisssloners held on Tues
day night for the purpose of reconsid
ering their former vote refusing to
grant licenses to pool rooms during
the war, at which all members except
Wheless were present, a resolution re
fusing to reconsider the vote of the
previous meeting relative to issuing
licenses to pool rooms during thtf war,
was passed. Tho roll call stood, vot
ing for the resolution Allen, Cooper,
Hicks; against. Ford, Williamson.
The Board then entertained a mo
tion to Ikdjoum.
BY T H*
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Week Beginning June 23rd Set
Apart for Patriotic Ser- - ^
' ty Expected to
Lead'. - *j
President Wilson, by official procla
| matlofc, has designated the week begin-'
nlng .June 83rd an "National War Sav-,
lags Week" and Governor Blckett haa;
called upon the people of North Caro
lina to observe It hf subscribing Out
State's quota of War Saving Certifi
cates and Stamps?canvassers, dnlj
authorized by the Government will
call upon every man and woman In the
county and each will be asked to sub
scribe for the largest possible amount
of War Savings Stamps to be purchas
ed any time during the year 1918. No
money will be asked for at this time
and none expected nntll tjie crops are
sold next fall, subscription cards must
be signed during War Savings Week to
l:e redeenltd at the convenience of the
subscrlller at any date prior to Jan. 1,
Mr. W. 11. Yarborough, Chairman for
Franklin County, expects Franklin
County to be the first county In the
State to "go over the top," and Is call
ing npon all the township committees
and War Saving Societies for a big ef
irt to raise the county's quota by 6
o'clock on Tuesday. June 2.">th. The
ladles of the Central War Savings So.
clety will present to the township sub
scribing the largest per capita amount
by that <Tafe~if beautiful silk banner
with appropriate Inscriptions... This
flag will be draped on the Court House
walls and the presentation speech
will be made by Governor Blekett on
the first day of August Court. v
A number of patriotic speeches will
be delivered throughout the County on
next Sunday. -lore pi. A list of
tnese appointments Is pnoITsTiea else
The Red frmm and I.ihorty itond or
gnnizntlons will lend every possible
aid to make the drive a success and
altogether the Connty is expected to
witness the greatest manifestation of
patriotic enthusiasm ever known. With
eight hundred thonsand American* on
the firing- line in France, the hundred
million safe at home will not begrudge
them loyal supp ort.
To the Red Cross of Louisbnrg, >'. C.
Dear Friends:?We wish to take
this time, and space to thank you for
those comfort bags you so freely, and
gladly gave us soldier boys on the 25th
of May, as we took our leave for.Camp
Jackson, S. C.
In those bags we find many useful
things we soldier boys need, but most
of all, a little Testament, the word of
God. We find most of the boys from
Franklin county using these Testa
ments before going to bed at night.
And that mr.kes us want to write and
thank you tor t lie Comfort we find in
As we boys here at camp think of
the good women of Franklin County,
knowing they are on their knees
praying to Ood, to be merciful to us
as soldiers, and to bring us back home
Again we thank you good women for
those comfort bags.
JOHN W. NEATj.
BALLARD S. MITCHELL.
M. C. Pleasants Made Connty Food Ad
Mr. M. C. Pleasants has been ap
pointed County Food Administrator
for Franklin County, with Mr. J, C.
Jones, assistant. This change was
made on account of the fact that Mr.
Jones was not convenient to, telegraph
and that his farm duties was consum
ing practically all of his time, and at
his request Mr. Page consented and
made the new appointment. This will
be a very busy office when the Food
inspectors begin work In tho county i
and It will no doubt keep both of
them busy. Mr. Jones has made an
exceptional officar and we have no
doubt but that Mr. Pleasants will make
an equally efficient.official.
AUSTRIANS FAIL ALSO
?IN CRITICAL SECTOR
Italian h Hare Excellent Prospects of
Restoring Their Positions on The
felave; British Troops In Italy Carry
Claims Total of 80,000 Prisoners Ta
ken Since Italian Drive Began.
Paris, June 18.?(Havas Agenccy)?
After violently bombing the French po
sitions in the Aslago sector of the Ital
ian front, telegraphs the Havas corres
pondent at the Italian headquarters,
the Austro-Hungarians attacked today
|n mass formation. The French erv
eiywhere broke up the assaults and
Completely "maintained their line.
Prisoners were taken, important ma
terial was raptured and cuusldm iiblo
losses were inflicted on the enemy. 8ix
nundred Austro - Hungarian corpses
were burled In front of one French
I Austrian Offensive la Mountains a Fail
mre* N .V
London. June 18.?Via Ottawa?Ttye
failure of the Austrian offensive in the
[mountains, the most critical sector, to
mown in Italian official statements, it
ty believed that the Italians have ev
ery prospect of restoring the position
on the Plave. where alone the endmy
scored some success.
The British held the post of honor
la the mountains and how well they
rose to the occasion is proved by the
remark of a correspondent "that the
results of the enemy attack suggest
that It was the British who carried out
the most successful offensive."
The Austrians undoubtedly hoped to
sweep into the plains and crush Italy,
^but the latter's achievement iA resist
ing the first onslaught is assurance
that Bhe is capable of detending her
The Germans are not likely to per
mit the Austrians to slacken their ef
forts. Should the German be compell
ed to send assistance, their strength
on the Western front would be corres
Enemy Claims 30,000 Prisoners.
Vienna, via Londan, June 18.?The
number of prisoners taken by the Aus
tro-Hungarians in their new drive on
the Northern Italian front has been in
creased to 3Q.000. The guns captured
Hon. B. T. Holden to Speak In War
?Hon. B:"T. ttoiden will as^st in the
big War Savings Drive nextjweek and
has accepted invitations to speak at
the following places:
Pearces School House (Dunn's town
ship) Saturday afternoon, June 22ifd.
5 o'clock (new time).
Flat Rock Church (Youngsville
township) Sunday afternoon, June 23.
5 o'clock (new time).
'Mr. Holden is easily one of the
i nn' 1 i mmmammm+mrnmrMmm
be heard by large audiences.
Italian Headquarters in Northern It
aly, June 18.?Lieut. Edward Michael
McKav of "the American Red Cross,
whose home was in New York, has
been killed by the explosion of a shell
fon the Piave battle line while In com
n.and of a rolling canteen.
4^ieut. McKay was a painter. He
cam* to Italy last December and was
the first canteen commander sent into
the field by the American Red Cross in
Italy. Prev!ous;'.i v he ht o rendered (lis
ti* euis'ned services with the ambulance
field service in France, where he was
awarded the French war cross.
An Atlantic Port. June IS.?A naval
aviator and his stydent assistant. pick
ed up^at sea-45 miles off the coast af
ter their dirigible balloon became un
manageable and fell to the water last
Saturday, were brought to a navy yard
here today by a coastwise schooner.
Members of the crew said that when
the balloon was first sighted, the two
men were running back and forth on
the under structure signalling for as
The balloon came down close to the
waves and the schooner captain sqfiing
two men in the water, sent a boat to
their rescue. The balloon arose, was
caught In a high wind and when last
een was floating away to the eastward.
Washington. June 18.?Appointment
of Col. George F. Downey as director
of quartermaster purchases with su
pervision ovevr methods and policies
of purchasing' was announced today
by Brigadier General R. E. Wood, act
ing Quartermaster General. Col. Dow
ney, who has been depot quartermaster
here will direct the twelve purchasing
and distributing zone offices and sur
ply depots recently established by th?
War Department. The purpose of
creating the new office, the announce
ment said, is to establish a uniformity
of system in the purchasing and sup
plying zone offices that will balance
with the war program and the activi
ties of the War Industries Board.
"This coordination," Gen. Wood said,
"Is expected to utilize to the best ad
vantage the production of the coun
Deep grief and enduring pride enter
American, home? with the casualty
Death Came Early Tuesday Morning
Fnneral From Holy Innocent*
Wednesday Afternoon at
, CHAS. W. KANEY HAS PASSED
seriously 111 for several days, died
Tuesday morning about 5 o'clock at
the home of Mr. and Mri. C. B. Chea
tham on William Street. He waa well
known In Henderson and Vance coww
ty, where he baa made his home Tor a
number oI years.
Mr. Raooy waa born In Mecklenburg
county, Virginia, In the year 1839, and
waa nearly seventy-nine years old at
the time of his death. At the begin
ning of the Confederate war he enlist
ed with the Granville Grays under
Capt. A. Land Is. with whom he serv
ed during the ITk-st part of the war, la
ter he was made secretary to General
After the war he located at Klttrell,
where, he was engaged in mercantile
and cotton business until he retired
teh years ago, and since that lime has
tnade his home with his adopted dau
ghter, Mrs. C. B. Cheatham. Hi*
parents were Mr. T. H. Raney and
wife, Eliza Balrd Raney. His brother,
Mr. T. H. Raney, of Chapel Hill, Is
sick and unable to attend the funeral
and burial. Besides a wife and broth
er, the deceased Is surlved by two sis
ters, who live far Hway and are not
able to come.
Funeral services will be conducted
from the Church of Holy Innocents by
Rev. Julllan E. Ingle, of Raleigh, Wed
nesday afternoon at Ave o'clock, and
the remains will be buried In Elmwood
The active pallbearers were Messrs.
E. Haskins, S. B. Burwell, Geo. Hart,
U. H. Thomas, I. J. Young, C. P. Sel
lers, T. H. Crudup, K. L. Burton and
W. T. Watkins.?Henderson Dispatch.
SUED FOR FAILURE TO
PUBLISH ANNUAL -
Action Brought Against Town
CITED TO APPEAR BEFORE J. I~
PALMER, J. P.
Just before going to press yesterday
afternoon, we learned that papers had
been issued by J. L. Palmer, J. P.,
upon complaint of C. C. Hudson'
against Messrs. F. W. Wheless, F.
W. Hicks. J. M. Allen. G. W. Ford,
"B. N. Williamson, and W. J. Cooper
constituting the Board of Town Com
missoners for the failure to publish
an annual statement of the receipts
n onniiiiiiiiM 'Jul "!i'L
TmTg^xhe time set for the hearing is
today at 11 o'clock.
TO ALL WAR SAVINGS COM
MITTEES ANIt WORKERS!
There will foe an Important
conference of all War Savings
Committees and Workers in
Franklin County on next Satur
day afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Conrt House in Louishiirit. All
persons who desire to co-oper
ate in the <? refit War Savings
Hrlve of next week are invited
to be present.
W. H. YARBOROVGH,
In Interest of War Savings Campaign.
The following appointments have
been made for public speeches In the
Interest of tho War Savings Campaign:
MR. E. H. MALONE
Trinity Church. Ingleslde. Sunday
Morning. June 23rd. 10 o'clock,
Cedar Rock Church. Sunday after
noon. June 23rd, 6 o'clock (new
HON. W. M. PERSON
Popee Chapel. Sunday morning,
June 23rd. 12 o'clock (new time).
HON. B. T. HOLDEN
Pearces School House (Dunns
Township) Saturday afternoon,
June 22nd, 5 o'clock (new time).
Flat Rock Church. Sunday after
noon, June 23rd, 5 o'clock, (new
MR. W. H. YARBOROl'GH
Bethlehem Church (Harris Town
ship) Sunday afternoon, June 23rd
5 o'clock (new time).
All persons Interested in the success
ful prosecution or the great War and
who wish to aid their country in this
momentous hour are urged to come
out and hear these patriotic address
There is nothing selfish about the
United States, even if she did have an
eclipse all to herself a few days ago.
AMONG THE VISITORS
SOKE YOU KNOW AND SOME TOU
DO MOT KNOW.
Personal Items About Folks and Their
UU !???! Here JS
Mr. E. H. Malone went to Raleigh
? ? *
Mr. Wm. H. Ruffin vlaited Raleigh
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Mr. F. B. McKinne visited Raleigh
the past week.
? ? ?
Mr. Walter Waddell, of Raleigh, vis
ited Louisburg Tuesday.
Mr. L. R. Jackson, of Apex, was a
visitor to Louisburg Tuesday.
? ? ?
Mr. R. G. Allen,-of Raleigh, was a
visitor to Louisburg Tuesday. '
? ? ?
Miss Eleanor Perry left Friday to
visit relatives in Henderson,
h ? ? ?
Mrs. D. F. McKinne visited friends
at Thomaeville the past week.
? ? ?
Miss Lillie Crudup, who has been
teaching at Henderson, has returned
? * ?
Miss Noma Hollingsworth, of New-#
ton, is visiting relatives in and near
? ? ?
Mr. and Mrs. Adam. G. Tyner, of
Wilson, are visiting her parents near
? ? ?
Miss Pearl Lancaster, of Newton,
visited relatives in and near town the -
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Mrs. F. A. Riff, who has been on a
visit to her parents at Salisbury, has
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| Mr. D. H. Hayes and wife, of Clin
ton. S. C., visited relatives in Louis
? ? ?
Dr. C. H. Banks left Wednesday .to
attend the State Dental Society meet
ing at Wrightsville Beach.
? .? ?
Miss ?allie Taylor and Mrs. Georgia
Boddie left Tuesday for a visit to
friends and relatives aN Oxford.
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Dr. A. H. Fleming left Tuesday for
Wrightsville where he will attend a
? f Society.
Mrs. J. L. Reid and children, Ha
zel and Jesse, of Wake Ff rest, ar3 vis
iting at the home of Mr. W. E. Tu:k
? ? ?
. Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Pleasants left
I Sunday for ari extended trip to De
troit, Buffaloe and other northern cit
ghter. of Petersburg, Va.. are visiting
! her mother, ?Mrs. O.?U-,?Underbill,
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i Mr. Joseph C. Jones spent Tuesday
[and Wednesday of this week in Ral
eigh attending the meeting of County
Food Administrators. "
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Messrs. S. S. Meadows and G. C.
Harris left Monday for Olanta. S. C.,
to make arrangements for opening the
Farmers Tobacco Warehouse.
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Messrs. James E. Malone and Clay
ton W. High visitod their people here
the past week before leaving for Wash
ington State to enter government
? ? ?
Constable J. E. Thomas wont to
Warrenton Tuesday to bring Ceasar
Alston, colored, back to Louisburg to
stand trir.l for giving the second Mort
gage on a piece of property.
, ? * *
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Davenport and
children. Mrs. C. C. Sims. Dr. V. E.
Johnson, and Mr. James Davenport.
! of Rocky Mount, visited the home of
'Mr. A. F. Johnson Sunday.
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Mr. John Neal. who graduated from
Annapolis recently and who has been
assigned to the battleship Pennsylvan
ia, has been on a visit to his mother,
Mtb. W. P. Neal, before joining his
Mrs. Pitt man's House Catches Fire.
The fire alarm yesterday morning
giving warning that Mrs. Pattie Pitt
man's residence on Nash Stroet, was
burning created quite a little excite
ment and a large crowd gathered. The
fire department was noon on the scene
and had the fire nder control. It
caught on top side of one of the chim
neys, but was extinguished before it
had done much damage. At present
the origin ts^nknown.
I Fleets Officers.
At a' meeting of Louisburg Lodge
No. 413 A. F. & A. M. on Tuesday
night Ihe following officers were elec
ted : '
F. W. Hicks, W. M.
O. H. Harris. S. W
J. R. Bunn, J. W. ***"?
L. Kline, Treasurer.
B. B. Perry, Secretary. .4 J* p