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MEDIUM THAT BKINGS
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FOR FBAJfKlHf COUNTY OFFI
Allows Sheriff Fees For Capture and
Destruction of Illicit Distilleries?
Eliminates Pay of Clerks and Gives
All to OITIcer. , .
Representative W. Henry Macon
called at our office this week and ljft
a copy of the amendments to th?
Franklin County Salary law, which Is
being published "below In full. Mr.
Macon Informs us that In no way has
he changed the total amount to be paid
each office under the former bill, ex
cept in the case of the sheriff , and In
that only that ho is allowed tho pre
scribed fees for capjture and destruc
tion of blockade stills. Realizing the
fact that the volume of work in each
ol'ec. Register of Deeds and Clerk in
pai titular, varies so widely at differ
ent times he felt that It was only just
to allow the officers to collect (he fiill
amount Including the clerk's saluvy
and In Justice to the people require
them to provide such force as is nec
essary at their "own expense to give
the public the accommodation it is en
titled to. He Btates that It was not
bis intention or that of t lie Legislature
to In any other way, tnan as specifi
cally mentioned Interfere with the pro
visions and workings ot the salary
law. The amendments, follow:
A Bill to be entitled "An Aet to Amend
Chapter ,691, Public-Local Laws ot
1915, Relating to the Salaries of Of
ficers of Franklin County."
The General Assembly ot North Caro
lina do enact:
Sectlph 1. That section six of
c... ;>:er she hundred and ninety-one,
P IK. ic-Local Laws ?r one thousand
nine hundred and fifteen, be and the
same is hereby amended by adding at
the end thereof the following: "Pro
vided, further, that the satd sheriff of
Franklin County or his deputy shall be
entitled to receive and retain for his
own use In addition to nis salary such
fees and rewards as are now 9r*may
hereafter be allowed for the capture
and destruction of illicit distilleries ot
Local Laws ot one thousand nine hun
dred and fifteen, is hereby repealed
and the following Inserted in lieu
thereof: "The register of deeds of
Franklin County s hull receive a salary
of twenty-six hundred dollars per year,
payable monthly in lieu of all other
compensations, the said Salary to be
paid in the same manner <*s the sher
iff's salary Is paid, and the said regis
ter of deeds shall employ such deputy
or deputies and clerks as may be nec
essary,-and shall pay tne same ou^ of
the aforementioned salary." Provid
ed that nothing contained herein shall
ho construed to renea:. ameria or
change in any way section fourteen of
Chapter six hundred 2nd ninety-one of
the Public-Local Laws of one thous
and nine hundred and fifteen.
Sec. 3. That section twelve, chap
ter six hundred and ninety-one, Pub
lit-I^ncal Laws t>f-one^thousand -?me
?hundred and fifteen, be, and tho same
in mmwY icuwaiEM mim i-t n,
inserted in lieu thereof: "That the
clerk of the Superior Court of Frank
lin County shall receive a salary of
twenty-six hundred dollars per year
payable monthly ill the same manner
as the sheriff's salary is paid, in lieu of
^1 other compensations; and the said
clerk of the Superior Court shall em
ploy such deputy, deputies or clerics
as Bhall be necessary and pay said
deputy, deputies or clerks out of the
Sec. 4. All laws and clauses of laws
in conflict with the provisions of this
act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This act shall be in force
from and after its ratification.
Rural Carrier Examination.
The United States Civil Service Com
mission has announced nn examination
for the County of Franklin, N. C., to
be held at Louisburg on ^.prll 12, 1919
to fill the position of rurur carrier at
Alert and vacancies that may later oc
cur on rural routes from other post
offices in the above-mentioned county.
The examination will be open to un
married women and wives of soldiers
and sailors serving in the present war,
citizens who.are actually domiciled in
the territory of a post office in the
county and who meet tne other re
quirements set forth In TOrtfiTCO. 1977.
This farm and application blanks may
be obtained from the offices mention
ed above or from the United States Ci
vil Service Commission at Washington,
D. C. Applications should be forwar
ded to the Commission at Washington
at the earliest practicable datev
t Methodist Church.
|^^The Sunday School will begin an
ha? ordered the clocks to bc^urnorWV1
an hour, 9:30 a. m. new time.
preaching 11 a. m. (new time) Sub
ject: "It Is Better to Want What We
Have, Than to Have What' We Want."
8:30 p. m. (new time) Subject: ^'Our
Fire Our Defense." Epworth Leagtle
7:45 p. m., three quarters of an hour
All will be gladly welcomed to these
information Concerning The
Health of the Teople" of Frank.
Iln County. Worth Tour At
tention. : ! i
^ By DB. J. E. MALONE,
We have supplied all the teachers In
the county with large placards fur
nished by the Stft? Boarcr of Health.
This placard is a ""Guide for Teachers,
Contagious diseases among school
children." This card! gives the nam
es of all contagious or communicable
diseases. With this card placed in a
conspicuous portion In the school, the
teachers and pupils can readily see
and know what the Health Department
expects them to do. These teachers
are supplied with report cards and all
the literature necessary to carry out
the Law. Now the next most impor
tant thing to do, at all the public
schools is to put in Sanitary Privies,
and this is why I have itrquested the
Chairman of all the School committees
to call at my office and let me tell
them how they can put m cheap'and
efficient sanitary prtvlea. We would
like very much to have these sanitary
privies in every home, at every country
church and country store. A commit
tee is coming aroupd to inspect the
sanitary conditions of all the homes.
Look out and clean up. The Health
officer is not doing this for spite or
any unpleasant feeling, out for your
good health. In a few cays we will
be ready to begin vaccinating against
Typhoid Fever. Help?let all work to
gether for the public heaitn and 'make
a record this year.
Latest Opinions of London Newspapers
About League of Nations Con
London, March 20.?(British Wire
less Service.)?The league of nations
controversy in the United State* as
bearing upon the English attitude is
the subject of the following comment
in the London Times:
"The English, without distinction of
party, regard a better understanding
with Americans as the crown of vic
tory. It is unfortunate for the ideal
that so many of us on both sides of
the Atlantic have at heart that party
feeling Bhould be running so high just
-nast-in America, and that w^ who are
working with President Wilson in Par
is, should furnish the sticks with
which the Republiqpns are belaboring
"We have no wish to take sides in
these party controversies and have
been at some pains to avoid even the
suspicion of doing so. Our sole wish
- is to work with the American people
in what we believe to be as much their
ideals and interests as our own.
j ""Wishing that, with whom should we
I work but the President of the United
j States ? That he is also leader of the
Democratic party is a mere accident
j 111 Vir mind and if tba .President bnd
?Lhasa a Republican we?should?have
been at exactly the same pains to un
i derstand his point of view and work
i with him."
MEDIATOR AND INTERPRETER.
The Times points out there were at
the opening of the conference two gen
eral vtew?rabuut theklnd of~peace that
the wurltt OUKlll 16 liUVU?the?FrehClS
"No views of settlement were
closely identified with this country as
those two were with France and Am
erica. The chief instrument of the
American view was the league of na
tions. This ideal is In one form or
another almost as old as international
law and nearly every country in the
world has at one time or another con
tributed to it, but its application to the
problems of this war came from Amer
ica in the first Instance.
"There is therefore no question at
the conference of our imposing a pol
icy of our own. What we have done
to seek to reconcile bo far as possible
the French and American views.
^"Our policy at Paris nas been that
of mediator and ftite?p*otar."
LEAGUE'S EFFECT ON MONROE
The Liverpool Post says:
"Lord Robert Cecil places the Mon
roe doctrine in its true light with re
gard to the league of nations. He says
in effect that so far from the league
being the death blow to the capital
article of American political faith it
is the application of that article on a
"According to the draft of the cov
nant, the parties to the league under
take to respect and preserve as against
jextormil aggression the territorial In
tegrity and existing political indepen
jdence of every member of the league.
1?he most absolute supporter of Mon
roeism could surely desire np more
"The Independence of both Ameri
cas is guaranteed by an overwhelming
majority of the powers, great and
small. The league of nations will
give America her rightful place in the
vain of the forces of civilization that
forth are to shape the larger pur
Mr. R\ L. Dunn, of Scotland Neck,
representing the DuPont Powder Co.,
Was in the county the past week dp
'monstrating the use of dynamite in
'farm work and tree planting.
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I Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Riff spent
Wednesday In Ral&lgh.
NOT ASHAMED OF THE BILL
btLLEAO WOOP 5;
r ARGflPWe FQRES1
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AMONG THE VISITORS
SOKE YOU KNOW AND SOME TO
. DO XOT KNOW.
Personal Items About Folks and
Friends Who Traiel Here j
re And TbeS
Mrs. J. T. HoJt, of Wilsons Mills,
visited Mrs. Leila Williamson the
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Mr. Robert P. Bennett, of Middle
burg, was a visitor to Loulsburg the
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Mrs. G. R. McGrady and little
daughter of Raleigh, are visiting her
people here this week.
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Ensign W. D. Egerton, of the Unit
ed Jttfttes Navy, located at New York,
lln.ffj.1""1? ? " "iait
Mrs. Dorothy Roseitstein and "little
daughter, Julia, of New York, are on a
visit to her Sister, Mrs. F. A. Roth.
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Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Taylor left
Tuesday for Richmond, where Mr.
Taylor Will tnlfP trpatm?nt at n bntspU
Messrs. W. C. and W. T. Wilson'
and families, and Miss Elizabeth Uz
zell, of Wilsons Mills were Louisburg
visitors the past week, guests of Mrs.
Ex-Attorney General Uregory-s View
As To Incorporating T lie Monroe
Doctrine in Covenant.
Paris, Saturday, Marcn 22.?(By
The Associated Press.)?Thomas W.
Gregory, former Attorney General of
the United States who is aevising the
peace conference commission on the
League of Nations with reference to
legal phases of proposed amendments
to the covenant, takes tne view that it
is not necessary to Introduce a specific
amendment affirming the Monroe Doc
trine. He holds that tfie Hocirice is
sufficiently protected by the lifttiu
ment as it stands, but as a matter of
expediency he sees no objection to in
troducing a general prw<tso which
would safeguard the doctrine without
specifically mentioning it, as a spe
cific mention would Introduce a con-,
troversy over the specific wants of va
Such a proviso had been dra*n but
it is not yet known whether its incor
poration in the covenant will be urg
ed. It affirms in substance that coer
cive measures of the uivlted powers as
provided by the covenant shall not op
erate against nations of the Western
Hemisphere unless the United States
and other western countries shall ap
prove. It is held this would give the
United States and the western repub
lic the flmil word on applying collec
tive force against nations on that
hemisphere and this_ in effect, reaf
firms the Monroe Doctrine.
Going beyond th|s genefal declara-j
tlon in the view of'Mr. Gregory and |
oth'er legal experts, would Introduce
???AaB^M^xnversyon An Interpretation |
It 16 expected that certain 01 tills an?
other amendments will be continued;
several days before a final decisionals
THE FRANKLIN TIMES
$1.60 Per Year in Advance.
LETTER FROM FRANCE.
March 6, 1919.
Ve are at last seeing some of the
autifal parts of France. We are
pppgg in St. Mais on a weeks leave.
Iffess. Leroy and I are all togeth-1
[ am now in Dinard a very swell I
?resort "acroiJfc the river from
re tfieir'summer homes. I
have never seen a more beautiful place
in all my life, as Mary White said once i
when she was in Wilson. I am having
so much fun thereain't no name for it. I
We have no expense except what we i
make. We are at a swell kotel. Cha-!
teanbriam) right on the water front.
Blair and I are rooming together and
have a bed each. We had an awful i
time trying to go to sleep the first
night. We hadn't slept between sheets
in so long we considered taking our I
cover and sleeping oi> the floor. An-1
other joke on us. We had heard that
these people belj?'VfrH In |
TgSt Tmt~ gfanT rcallzp iT 'fiTTtfia first.,
paorn here. We w^nt in and sat down
for breakfast and noticed there was ,
coffee, butter, and bread already there
so we sat and waited and waited for |
breakfast and finally I told the wait
ress to hurry with breakfast and she |
laughed and said thats ail the break
The most historical place we have
TlsitgU su far la Mont St. MluHi'l. Till1
V. M. A. took us there on an ex
cursion Tuesday. There is so much
history attached to all these places I
,dare not try to tel) you 'till I see you.
I am at present sitting in the writing
room of the High Life Casino, being
used by the Y. M. C. a. This Is the
Casino that H'arry K_ Thaw met his
wife, he also won and lost this place
in one night. I am enclosing a post
card picture of same.
We have seen quite ? number of
towns and cities since leaving Brest.
We have danced every aay and night
since being here. We are watting
now for a 35 piece band to play for a
dance at 2:30. Night before last we
had a swell concert by Miss Rita Gould
of New York. She said she waa the
hlaok shoopof the Gould family of N.
Y. After the conc^TsfielSTTeiniPti^rar
dance, and I had the pleasure of drink
ing hot chocolate with her. I have
met quite a bunch of nice French
girls here. They are allowed, to at
tend the dances ami they all come.
We have met girls from Great Britain,
England and Rdssla. Most of them
speak very good English.
I caji sit here and see St. Malo, Dl
nard, St. Servan and Poranne, all are
very good sized towns. I can also
watch the French promenade and see
the tide go out.? Two soldiers are try
ing the surf but I think it rather cool I
I'll write you all about my trip when |
I get back to Brest. Hope you are
all well. Blair has just come for me
to go with them to some place.
Love from us all.
JOE NASH. I
Services at St. Paul's Sunday, March I
/V 30tl?. ... ji..j
Rev. Marvin C. Duncan, Archdeacon
of the (Convocation- of Raleigh, will
make a regular visitation to St. Paul's
Communion on Sunday, niarcn 3uuT ur
11 A. M. A cordial welcome to all is
always given. i
Mrs. M. Stamps left the past week
for a visit to Eden ton.
LIVE EDUCATIOXAL MOTES
Concerning the Public School
System of Franklin County.
By E. L. BEST, Superintendent
1. Few teachers In the county were I
absent at the reading circle text given j
last Saturday. The Youngsvllle Gra
ded School teachers Joined with tl\e
county teachers in this -work and were
alBO present Saturday to take the teBt.
In a short time a list ot all the teach
ers passing this work may he read in
this Column. Any teacher who was
providentially kept from attending this
meeting last Saturday may take the
test any Saturday between now and
the second Tuesday In April. We
could not secure a sufficient number
of high school teachers in the county
to organize a' class in this phase of
the reading circle but any high school
teacher who desires to get credit for
the reading circle work may prepare
themselves to take tiie examination
the second Tuesday In April; this ex
amination is given and graded by the
State Board of Examiners. Also if
there is any teacher in the county who
could not attend a sufficient number
of the five meetings to get credit for
the work in the county, tney will also
have the opportunity or getting cred
it for the work on the above date. The
book or books that you will De exam
ined upon will depend upon the. class
of-jroAr certificates. You can easily
fina out from the reading circle pam
phlet the text that your certificate calls
2. How many meetings have you
had with your committee since your
school began? Do you e*er call upon
them for help or advice except in cases
of emergency? Secure Iheir sympa
thy and cooperation by taking them
more into your confidence, not by ask
ing their advice concerning the teach
ing of arithmetic, history ana et:. for
if you are not more familiar with the
teaching process than they are you
should choose some other work, but
let them know that you depend upon
their assistance in looking after the
.material side of your scaool. On any
(constructive work that you may ini
tiate in your school or the community,
ask them for their adyice, suggestions
and aid. The best way to accomplish
this is to have regular meetings not
il?M than .pus-j* month; ?< l&Is Ucie
y<Yu can t&Tlf ovor wltft ~taem tottt
school problems, the things that your
school needs the most to make It more
efficient. I am confident that you
will find these person?! conferences
very beneficial and knowing the school
committeemen of Franklin county as
I do, I know you will, receive a hearty
and sympathetic response from them.
3. Today the ?Centrevtlle school
purchased paint for putting on two
new coats inside and oiTtside of the
school building; tintings *or the wall?
were also purchased.
4. Last Friday nigh% vrospect a
P rnnn< grhnnl in thft rniintg hnri n
itm*y ?ami raisod?$56.40?to*
the benefit of the school. Miss Fannie
Gupton, the teacher In this school is
a live worker, full of energy and en
thusiasm. I should thmx tne larger
districts In the county woulcl take no
tice of the above amount. The people
of Prospect are certainly interested in
5. Any school that has not been
JMipplinl with inTLnteuj atunlta will
please notify the office at once. Do
not forget that your final report, regis-1
ter inventory blanks and census cards j
must be properly filled out ami hand
ed in before I can approve your last
6. Superintendent fran* W. Sim
monds of Idaho expresses himself as
follows: "I am gfad that I am a tea
cher, and yet occasionally some, good
friend attempts to commiserate with
me because 1 am a teac?ier, by point
ing out to me that in some other line
of work, perhaps. I would have more
material wealth, more leisure, more
independence, more pleasure. Now I
am aware that teaching has its boun
daries and at times offers restrictions
that are a little Irksome?but this is
true of every other wormy calling in
Ufa, In fart it is incident to life Itself;
and the teacher in her vocatI5H shout d
find fullest opportunity rjr the exer
cise of the highest and best qualities
of life. Hero is no deadening rou
tine; the possibilities of her labors
are boundless. No teacher was ever
yet so groat that she did not find in
teaching, exigencies, for which her
skill and greatness did not suffice.
Yes, it's a great thing to teach school;
it's a wonderful thing to oe a teach
Kindly allow mo a spare 1n your pa
per to express my deep regret in Mr.
J. M. Allen's resignation as one of
our town- commissioners. I reel it my
duty to say that we nave lost one of
cmr best town officers, i Tiave always
found Mr. Allen to be very much in
terested in my race. . He has been a
personal friend of mine for many
years. I have a very nign regard fo?
his honesty and business-like way 1tj
performing his duty.
1 . til..
people of mt race when I say that we
hare truly lost a good nonest citizen
off tfce Board of Tov^n Cormnissioners.
GEO. C. POLLARD,
Missionary in Charge of
St. Matthias^Episcopal Church.
TRIBUTE TO 30TH
Conditions of Tfoops Almost Ideal He
Say? in Letter to Major General
ON FIGHTING QUALITIES
Includes Artillery Units In His Com
mendation of Southern Troops, ?
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I General Pershing's trfbute to the
j 30th Division, including also the artil
lery of the division, was conveyed to
I the troops in a letter from tlie com
mander-in-chief to Major General Lew
is. General Pershing comments on
the fine appearance of the division
following the severe figntlng of the
last months of the war.
"It is gratifying," he said, "to see
your <r$ops in such good physical
shape, but'still more so to know that
this almost ideal condition will con
tinue to the end of their service and
beyond, as an exemplification of their
high character and soldierly qualities."
The letter follows:
"Major General Edwara M. Lewis,
"Commander 30th Division, A. E. F.
"My dear General Lewis:
"It gives me much pleasure to ex
tend to you and the officers and men
| of the 30th Division my sincere com
pliments upon their appearance at the
review and inspection on the 21st of
January, southwest of Terlle, which
was excellent and is just what would
be expected In a command with such
a splendid fighting record.
"After its preliminary training the*
division entered the line on Jdly 16th,
where It remained almost continuous
ly until the end of Octover. In that
time It was in the actual oattle from
the 30th of August and took part In
the Ypres-LyB and Somme offensives.
On September 29 the division brojfce
through both the Hindenburg and tike
Le Catelet-NaUroy lines, capturing
Belllcourt and Nauroy, on operation
on which all subsequent action of the
Fourth British army depended. From
October 7 to October 20 the division
Wlometers in a continued
series of attacks, capturing 2,352 of the
enemy. Brancourt, Premont, Busig
ny. St. Berndn. St. Souplet and Escau
fort. La Hale, Mineressc and Vaux An
digny are names which will live in
memories of those who fought in the
30th Division. But its especial glory
will always be the honor you won by
breaking the Hindenburg line on Sep
tember 29. Such a record is ono of
which we are all proud.
"It is gratifying to see your troops
in such good physical shape, but still
more so to know that this almost ideal
?"rtltinn wH1 rn Thfl'ftii.l nf
t "heir sprvlrp nnrl hpynnri ae ark aT.
emplificaticn of their high character
and soldierly qualities. w
"1 inspected the artillery brigade of
the division later and found the same
high standard of personnel that marka
the rest of the division.
"Very sincerely yours.
(Signed) "JOHN J. PERSHING."
loung Women's Missionary Society,
The Young Women's Missionary So
ciety met at the home o> Mrs. E. L.
Best March 25th, 1919 m a regular
missionary meeting. Tne scripture
was read by our president. Miss Ix>i>
ie Meadows, which was taken from
Malachi. 3-8-13, follower Dy a prayer
by Mrs. M. C. Pleasants. A very in
teresting reading, I Believe, Miss Cla
ra Young. The Key in the Packet,
Mrs. F. O. Swindell. Am I Justified,
Miss Sue Alston.
Business was brought up before the
society, and Mrs. F. O. Bwlndell and
Miss Neva Rowland were-elected dele
gates for our annual conference to be
held in Rockingham in April.
Those present were rweseames J.
M. Allen, F. O. Swindell, O. J. Hale,
M. C. Pleasants, E. L. liest, Misses
Sue Alston. Clara Young, Lonie Mea
dows, Cathrine Dorsett aEiTN'evil Ruw
land. The meeting adjourned to meet
with Miss Lonie Meadows "Tuesday ev
ening, April 1, 1919, 5 o clock in a so
cial service meeting. Mrs. Best serv
ed a delicious salad comae.
Attltnde of Itallun Premier at Peace
Paris, Friday, March 21.? (By The
Associated PresaJ?Comment has been
excited by the absence of Premier Or
lando of Italy from conferences held
recently by President Wilson and pre
miers of other countries. It is sup
posed, however, that he refrained from
attending the meetings because the
representatives of the other allied
countries desired to discuss the set
tlement of the . istrian-Itallan ques
tion privately, k .owing well Premier
Orlando's, position in the matter.
Because it might establish a prece
dent Xor Italy's elaim 10 Flume, the
vaTiOus boundary commissions have
been cautious In treating the status
^ l...ftthr>].,-g whlrh Invnl
ves the right of self-determination.
The supreme council today resumed
consideration of t* e western boundary
of Poland and It Ian action may in-*
fluence the decision of the council on