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LOCISBUBG, N. C, FBIDAl, SIAV 16, 1?19.
JUDGE 0. H. AL
Oter Franklin Superior Court Sow In
(JIVES BOOZE A BLOW IX CHARGE.
Mr. It. W. Hudson (ilveii Four Months
In Jolt for Carrying Concealed Wea
pons Judgment Influenced by Evi
dence in Other Case. Work Pro
With His Honor Judge W. R. Al-|
len? of Goldsboro, presiding Franklin
Superior Court for the May term,
criminal, convened on Monday morn
ing with a full docket. The mill be
gan to grind promptly and after the
list of jurors had Deen turned in by
Sheriff H. A. Kearney a grand jury
composed of the following were drawn.
W. O. Stone, Foreman, E. F. Poy
thress. R. W. House, E. M. Sykes,
Elmore Horton, J. R. White, Perry
Strickland, J. T. Gay, A. A. Perry,
A. .1 .if.vupr, .T P.-Mitchell, J. R.
Coggln, E. S. Moore, A. T. Griffin,
Arthur Strickland, C. TVClieves, C. H.
Perdue,?Jno. B. Smith was sworn-in
as officer to the grand Jury.
Judge Allen then delivered a charge
that dealt whiskey possibly the worst
blow it has ever received ir> Franklin
County. "The only real lawlessness I
hear of from Franklin County is the
making, selling and drinking of whis
key," said Judge Allen and he proceed
ed to show that in almost every case
that comes in the criminal courts is
instigated or contaminated by whiskey.
He made it plain to the Jury that it
? as their duty to investigate all crime,
i .ore especially the illegal making and
s, ting of whiskey.
Solicitor H. E. Norris of Raleigh,
wa. ^resent and ably defended the
Stan, side of the docket.
Cases were then taken up and dis
posed of as follows:
State vs John Closs c c w, not guilty
State vs John Bunn, assault, guilty,
lined $25 and costs.
State vs G. W. Bradley, violating
town ordinance of Franklinton, con
State vs Shelly Brown and Frances
Loyd. sci fa dismissed.
State vs Atah Jeans, selling cider,
defendant called and failed, judgment
ni si sci fa, capias and continued.
State vs Emmett Perry, falt-e swear
ing. defendant through counsel enters
plea of nolo contendere, judgment sus
pended upon payment of costs.
State vs Wm. Henry Cooke, c c w,
defendant pleads guilty ,six months
State vs Frank Mangum, "larceny,
pleads guilty, 12 months in jail to be
tarmed out to pay cost, with defend
ants consent he is to pay Joe Evans,
$20.00 for meat and E. H. Evans $5.00
on costs of Blood hounds. ?
State vs Lossie Perry, a d w, c c w.
pleads guilty, 12 months-*^ roads o i
Franklin or adjoiniug counties.
' State vs Jim Bryant a cl w. c c w.
?TIUL EHIUl' 111 .1 n h. iiiwii; pwiwpm i
?c w. 6 months.in jail with privilege for
Commissioners to hire out to F. B.
McKinne?and pay costs.
State vs Charlie Dorsey c c w, a d
w, not guilty two cases, guilty in one,
fined $25.00 and costs.
State vs Willie Smith, a d w, pleads
guilty, fined $2o~.TKT~snd costs. z
State vs Richard Wright, abduction
and enticing servant, at close of States
evidence motion to dismiss was allow
State vs Robert Perry, c c w, pleads
guilty, 3 months in jail with leave to
hire to Allen Thomas, and pay costs.
State vs R. W. Hudson c c w,
pleads guilty, defendant to be confin
ed in jail for the period of four months
not to be hired or farmed out.
State vs R. W. Hudson, reckless
driving of automdbile while being in
toxicated. guilty as to -intoxication,
not guilty of reckless driving, prayer
for judgment continued and case to be
kept on docket.
State vs R. W. Hudson, a d w, con
State vs R. W. Hudson, disorderly
State vs Zollle Eaton, 1 and r, (J
months on roads.
State va James Denton and Tucker
Perry, a d w. <
State vs James Robbins, abduction,
State vs David Bowden. false swear
ing, defendant enters plea of nolo con
tendere, judgment suspended upon
payment of costs.
State vs Sula Mitchlner, infanticide,
hoi pros with leave.
As we go to press the trial of the
criminal docket is still in progress
and will probably last all the week,
(?rand Jury Repair.
The Grand Jury completed its work
oi> Wednesday afternoon and made
the following report, which was re
ceived and the Jury was discharged
with the thanks of the Court :
North. Carolina?Franklin C'oimiy.
To Hon. O. H. Allen, Presiding at the
May Term 1 !?11? of Franklin Super
We, the Grand Jury'for this Term
beg l^avc to make the following re
port. We have passed on all Hills
ihnt have been given us In charge,
and have investigated all matters
which have come to our knowledge.
We have visited the County Jail and
find fhe same in good sanitary condi
tion, and the prisoners well cared for.
but we recommend that tne Cells be
painted for the protection of the Steel
and for the protection and comfort of
We have visited th*? County office:*
and find the records well-pept and
properly indexed. We recommend
that the Clerks office pe generally ov
erhauled, that is a new floor be put in
and the office repainteC and that the
Library be removed to the Court room
in the case now there with doors put j
on the case and locked. We recom
mend that the Cburt Hr.ll down stairs
be painted and cleaned.
There is now no Convict Camp in '
this County. We have visited the j
County Home and (hid. the same in
general good condition, but we. rec
commeud that the Inmates be furnish-1
ed better clothing and better bed .clo
thing. seme of the Inmates complain
that their food at all times is not as
nourishing as should be, for sick peo
ple. We reccommend that these mat
j ters be culled to ptteiKion of Hoard of
| Commission**?. We have investigat
ed the School conditions in the Coun
ty. and find that ilie same arc as about
as good as can be expected under the
circumstances on account of inability
to procure teachers for schools.
We recommend that the Board of
County Commissioners be directed to
look after the condition of the Roads
in all the Townships of the County,
under the Laws of 1919, as the Koads
of the County?l? some instances are
W- O. STONE,
Foreman Grand Jury.
Frankllnton, May 4.?A very beauti
ful marriage was celebrated at the ele
gant home of Mr. Tobe Pass, in Rox
boro on Wednesday night, when Mr.
Paul D. Winston, of this place, and
Miss Hallie Jones, of Roxboro, were
united in the bonds of matrimony. The
ceremony was performed in the sur?
parlor, during which Miss Oza Cook, of
Frankllnton, played softly "Traumer
el." Thefbfide and groom entered thru
the right door of the parlor, preceded
by Rev. T. A. Sikes, pastor of the
groom, who was the officiating minis
ter. Before the entrance of the brid
al party Miss Margaret Higlismith. of
Durham, sang very sweetly. "Beloved
A t Is Mom." |
The groom is one of Fi anklinton's |
popular young men. a son of Mr. J. C.,
i Winston, a successful planter of this
I township. He is now demonstrator.
Xpr the Fordsoi> tractor and manager
of that business in Richmond,. Va.
/ The bride has been one of the teach
ers in the local graded school here for
the past two years arid has won her
way into the hearts of all the people
The out-of-town guest, were Misses
Ora and Eleanor Winston, Lieut. J. G.
Winston, Miss Flora Phillips, Mr. Joe
Cooke, Mr. J. A. Boone. Miss Margar
et Strayhorn. Capt. George L. Cooke,
| Miss Pearl Ledbetter, Sergt. H. C?
, Kearney, Miss Lida Page of Morris
| ville. Mary Gordon. Capt. H. E. Win*
i ston, Miss Gertrude Winston, Mr. G.
E. Winston. Miss Burma Perry. Lieut.
Frank Timberlake ami Mrs. G. A.
REINVESTMENT OF SECOND LIB
ERTY LOAN BONDS.
Reinvestment of Second Liberty Loan
Bond interest in Thrift or War Sav
ings Stamps is urged upon the citizens
of Louisburg by Mayor Joynen*_ The
government will nrakTr a semi-aunual
interest payment on tht; Second Llber
ty Loan Thursday, May 15. at which
time a vast amount of money will be
turned over to Investors in the Fifth
Federal Reserve District.
"Many of our citizens own Second
Liberty Loan Bonds," the Mayor said.
"The Treasury Department has urged
all who can to take this interest mon
ey and reinvest it in Thrift or War
Savings Stamps. By this means, they
can turn their interest into more in
terest. It is profitable patriotism and
I trust that our citizens who own Sec
ond Loan Bond^ will do as the Treas
ury Department has requested.
"Arrangements have been made so
that you can exchange your Liberty
Loan interest coupons for Thrift or
War Savings Stamps at the postoffice.
Our postmaster can make tne exchange
for your coupons.
"I appeal to all our patriotic citizens
who own Second Liberty Loan Bonds
to get Thrift or War Savings Stamps
with their Interest coupons. Thursday.
We have too much civic pride to do
less than our neighboring cities. They
are planning to roll up a big total in
War Savings Stamps Thursday and to
do it largely through their interest
coupons. Let's get busy and lead the
\0T F>on;II TIME.
Parson Brown wjis stopped on the j
street by Sistah Jalkson. one of his
Oh. Pahson Brown, I'se done been
so misfortunate dis wee*. I'se done
los' mah husban'.
Shoh. now dat am too barf. Sistah
Jadkson; but you must try-to boab up.
Time am de great healer, you know.
Yes, pahson, but six months nli>'t
a-goln' to cure dat, man ob mine. He
ain't slrk. The judge he? was
jest triflin'. _
Mr. W. T. Sledge, of Hickory, vis
ited his brother, Mr. H. M. Sledge, at
Mapleville this week.
THE PEACE TREATY
DREADFUL AND MUR
?Say* 11 Would Muk?* Ail Knornious Jull
of In Which Ml Million
Would Work For Victors.
I I'LENIEOTEXTIARIES AT
THEIR WORK OXTTS TERMS
fi'ernuin Representatives ForiDulntin?
Protests They Desire To Muk?; Oili
er IMeuutvs in Berlin Discussing
I Prospects With the Government;
Italian '?Situation** Appears Nearer
Settlement: Austrian Treaty >ow
? Heady; iieielopiucnt* In Pence Coun
Pbillip Scheldemann, the German
Chancellor, has followed the lead tak
en by President Ebert. In a statement
to the National Assembly in jterlin,
Scheidemanu 4U4are<l -Hiat-the "peace
terms are not acceptable tp Germany.
Cheering from all factions in the
chamber, excepting from the benches
of the independent socialists, even
from the press galleries greeted the
chancellor as he characterized the
treaty as "a dreadful and murderous"
document which would make an enor
mous jail of Germany in which sixty
million persons would have to labor
for the victors in the war. The spea- |
ker several times charged deceptrfh
on the part of President Wilson and
the abrogation of his promised four
teen points for peace.
It is reported that Scheidemann has
been informed by the leaders of the
two democratic parties and of the
parties of the centre that these fac
tions will withdraw their representa
tives from the government if the peace
treaty is signed.
Meantime, however, -the German
plenipotentiaries at Versailles are con
tinuing their work of assimilating the
terms of the treaty and formulating
such protests as they desire to make
'while others of the delegation are in
Berlin discussing the prospects with
the government. StiU another Ger
|man note?the fifth?is to be delivered
i at the French foreign office Wednes
Allies Let 'Em Alone.
i as iortne allied a:ul associated rep
resentatives they are leaving the Gei
j mans severely aloi>e for the present,
except *or dealing with their commun
ications and are now engages in set- ?
jtling up the peace terms which are to
i be handed Austria; endeavoring toi
disentangle the snarl in the skein of
[discord with Italy as regards Flume'
and tin.' Adriatic region and discuss-1
j ing the Turkish problem.
; Italian Situation Improve*. ,
(Paris that the Italian situation \z near j
ling settlement, the Italians evincing;
1 a disposition to make concessions.
' Premier Orlando again called Tues
; day at the residence ef Colonel House j
! of the American delegation and went
over the situation, while in the after
moon Preaident Wilson had an engage
' nrent with Thomas Neison Page? t h
American Ambassador to Italy, with
whonvhe doubtless went over the dis
As for the Austrian treaty it is said
to be nearly complete. While the de
tails of it have not become known it is
asserted that in some respects it will
follow tbe German document. This is
true especially as regards trial by
court-martial of persons responsible
for violation of the rules of warfare
during the period of hostilities al
though it is said no demand is to be
made for the trial of former Emperor
Charles by an international civil trib
unal. Tbe delimitation of the boun
daries of Austria will follow the lines
laid down in the treaty of London.
Huns Want To See Austrians.
With the expected advent of the Aus
trian delegates at St. Germaiit-En
Laye. the Germans at Versailles are
seeking permission to be allowed to
communicate with them. Count Von
Brockdorff-Rantzau, head of the Ger
man contingent, is said to have car
ried his request to the point of desir
ing to send a German delegation to
greet the Austrians on their arrival.
The answer of the allied and associa
ted representatives is problematicni
At a Washington reception a lady
said to .Senator Nelson- in a shocked
j voice: I
jvlrl. I never saw such a decollete
| blouse, such a short skirt, and such
transparent stockings. I'm astonish
ed. for I always thought her a very
Per hap?, laughed Senator Nelson,
she's the sori that believes In the o|?|
saying that young girl*should be seen
and not heard.
He?My friend was very much sur
prised to find how bright our boy was.
She?No wonder he was surprised
after associating with you.
BOILER IS HURLED
150 FEET BY FORCE
Bodies of Dead Men, Engineer, Fire
mini and Brakeman Badly Bro>
NOISE OF EXPLOSION IS *
HEARD IN RALEIGI!
No Opinion Is Vet Ventured By Offic
ials \% To Cuus? 01 Catastrophe:
Many huirirestlon* Are Made. But
Eiiulne Itself Is Now Complete
Three men?the engineer, tin-man
and brakeman on Seaboard Air Lino
engine Oil?were killed instantly Tu
esday afternoon wuen the boiler of
the big locomotive, of the Mallet type,
exploded just beyond Method, three
miles west of Raleigh. The bodies of
the trainmen were broken into pieces,
that of the-fireman scalded to a white
heat, and the force of the combustion
tore the boiler from the truck and I
hurled it one hundred feet from where I
the explosion occurred.
The dead arej
.Engineer Wiley Benton, of Monroe.
Brakeman C. D. Bute, of Lemon
Fireman Ed. Davis, colored,, of Wil
The train, carrying 72 freight cars,
was in.charge of Conductor J. W. Dowd
of Raleigh, who with the flagman. J.
F. Howard, was unhurt. They left
Raleigh at 1:40, bound for Hamlet, and
had just passed the station at Method
when the boiler burster, hurling the
dead trainmen distances or 50 and 75
yards inio fields alongside the road
bed. Clothing and parts of flesh from
the fireman and brakeman caught in
telegraph wires and stuck, the bulk
of the bodies falling on the wet ground
Noise Heard at cary.
The noise of the explosion was
heard in Raleigh and at Cary and by
2:15 tao highway running tnrough Me
(thod was lined with automobiles that
bore the morbidly curious to the scene
of the explosion. Early, however, af
ter the reck the bodies were taken in
charge by an undertaker and brought
to Raleigh. The 70 luaderi freiglu?
cars were moved back into the yam.,
and by f? o'clock last night a wrecking
train had the trad; cleared ror trains
It is double tracked where, the explo
sion occurred, so that traffic was kepr.
iflf on tile northbound line without in
I Tlie immense boiler, weighing more
Ithan 150 tons, was hurled with the ra
! pidity of a cannon bal for a distance
of nearly 50 yards straight ahead, fall
ing front foremost into the soft earth,
and then bounded, as if a mere base
ball. diagonally across one of the main
tracks, leaving the trucks standing be
hind upon the track aud the big ten
der practically intact.
rau?e Not Determined,
[ TJie big engine was of the twin type
having two sets of four driving wheels
j eight ou each side, making 16 in all
Iknotfn to local railroad men. was re
markable in that beyond scattering
for 50 to a hundred yards around quan
tities of broken parts, no damage what
ever was done to the railroad track
except where the boiler landed.
What caused the explosion may ne
ver be known, as those in charge of
ilu- engine were blown into eternity
without a moment's warning, and Sea
board officials last night would not
venture an opinion. It was suggest
ed that insufficient \?i#ter in the boil
er might have been the cause. The
railroad moloch was running on sim
ple gear on an up grade.' which would
take several times more water than
ordinarily, it was stated, and then,
too, the water might have failed to
pass freely enough from the big wat
er tender in the rear. An excess of
steam in the boiler could also have
caused the wreck. An official of the
Ft-deral Railroad Administration has
been ordered to Raleigh to make a
careful investigation of the disaster.
TO WORK AMONG COLORED FOLKS
Sailie Joyner Martin, a teacher jn
the Colored Blind Institute, Raleigh,
will begin work May 19tn under the
supervision of the Home Demonstra
tion Agent, among the colored people
of Franklin. She is well qualified for
the work and it is expected she wjll
be of great benefit to the colored peo
ple and indirectly to th? vrnite people.
It has not been decided whether this
work will be limitbd to three town
ships,-or to one organlza??on effected
ii> each township jn the county. Her
work will consist of teaching the ne
groes gardening, the canning <.f sur
plus vegetables, food values and tii. -
This work will not cost the county
anything. It is financed ny the North
Carolina Extension Departnient and
He?(What is your highest ambition?
She?Six feet one and Just releas
It is the easiest thing in the world
for a woman to tell when a man Is go
ing to propose.
Mr. J. W. Rutin, of Raieigh, wait in
attendance upon Court here Monday.
Mr. R. C. Reckwith, of Raleigh, was
in attendance upon Court here this
Mr. W. W. Webb returned the past
week from a visit, to relatives in South
Mr. L. T. Vaughan. of Nashville,
was a visitor to Louisburg Tuesday,
attending Court. ?
Mr. afld Mrs. F. A. Riff loft Friday
for Richmond, wtere Mrs. Riff under
went an operation.
Messrs. James Tucker and E. F.
Thomas visited South Hill .and "Black
istone. Va.. the past week.
Constable J. E. Thomas returu
led Saturday from Norfolk. Va., \%ith
i Clarence Ruffin, who is wanted in
Mr. R. F. Staunton, of Clio, S. C.,
was a^visitor to Louisburg Tuesday.
He is'the guest of his son. Mr. C. H.
Staunton, County Farm Demonstration
HOJTE DEMONSTRATION DE
Tomato plants should be sprayed
with Bordeaux mixture while the
plants &re quite young. Blight can be
prevented but not cured. It is too
late to apply remedies after you see
the trouble. Spray one about five
days before transplanting, then again
five days after transplanting and re
peat every ten days until the fruit is
full grown. A hard rain will fr?>quent j
ly wash off the mixture and make it
necessary to spray again a .>ut five'
sprayjngs should be given during the |
season. Ten gallons of spray mix
ture will be necessary for each spray
ing. Five pounds blue-stone and five i
pounds of fresh stone lime will be
enough for the season. Have the blue
stone divided into five ouc-pound lots.
The entire quantity of lime may be
slaked at the beginning toy adding wa
ter slowly untjl all the lumps are
slaked. Keep this slakea lime in a
i?ii|pn^:':i a little water over it. As
long asTt is covered wltn teater it is
good, but if it is exposed to the air it
will -dry out and become air slaked.
Lime which has been air slacked can
:not be used in Bordeaux mixture.
Use one pound blue stonfe, one pound
I quick lime and ten gallon* of water
I for each spraying.
p To make the blue-stone solution put
live gallons of water jn ? wooden tub.
Tie the J>lue-stone in a coarse sack
and hang' it in this water near the top.
Do not use a metal tub because the
action of the blue-stone on the metal
will ruin the vessel. Allow several
hours for the blue-stone to dissolve.
This can be done more quickly by us-1
ing hot water. j
To make the lime solution, take om ?
fifth of the lime which has been slak-1
ed ant! mix it thorough:)* ?n five gal
lons of water. j
equal parts of these two solutions. It \
is important that they be carefully
mixed and that only as much of the |
mixture be made as can lie used at one I
spraying. Have the lime ?solution in
one vessel and the copper sulphate so-'
lutjon in another. Have ready a third
tub or other wooden vessel. Stir the
nnlnlinn y^l Let tWO
people pour the. solution Into the third
vessel at the same time, stirring con
stantly to insure thorougn mixing.
All pruned vines should be staked
to poies irom iour to six feet high.
One stem should be left on the pruned
plants and this tied to the stake. Old
clothes cut in "strips, are better to tie
up vines than twine as wie soft cloth
does not cut the vine. Usually two
or three tieings are neccssnrv to keep
the plant upright. The pruning of j
plants gives larger fruit and more
freedom from disease but not a larg
er crop. Unpruned vines should have
a ljiyer of pine straw around the
plant, under the foljage to prevent the
fruit from lying on the ground.
Have you a refrigerator* One way
to keep down expenses is to have ?
cool place in which to stpre food. Re
frigerators with double .compartments
should be bought so both milk and veg
?tables can be kept.
i ne value of an oil cook stove as a
summer comfort cannot lie over esti
mated. If a' new .one Is to be pur
chased by aH means get one frith low
How about putting'in a simple wa
ter system to save steps and baekach
es? This cat* b?? done Tor $1."?. A
memtfer ot" the Winston Community
club draxrjr Trater for his wife to wash
He estimates that he walks 62 miles a
>vnr in going from me well lo the
.I'll shed. After studying over this
decided his wjfe wnTKs 325 milp4
i a year carrying water. He knows
th;it all these steps are pnnccessary,
so a water system is being installed
(which will not cost over |25 and yet
save his wife and himscir. Do a little
' figuring yourself.
r A K h OF THAN |iS.
^\\> wish Lo express our most sin
cere thanks for. the kindness shown
us during the recent sickness and
death of our dear husband and father.
Mrs. S.J. Edens and Children.
ALL OLI> OFFFICEKS RE-ELECT
Two New Ordinances Passed?Pays
Treasurer Salary of $200?Received
The old Board of Town Commission
ers met at 12 o'clock on Thursday of
last week with all members ^present,
to receive and canvass the returns
from the election on Tuesday previous
and to complete the unfinished busi
ness. After reading and . approving
minutes of the previous meeting bus
iness was transacted as follows:
Tiie report of the Registrar and poll
holders was receive and filed, showing
elections as follows: L. L. Joyner,
Mayor. G. W. Ford. W. J. Cooper, F.
W. Hicks. B. X. Williamson, E. H.
Malone and F. W. Wheless. Commis
sioners. No other business to come
before the old Board it adjourned sine?
The oaths of office was then admin,
istered to the newly elected officers
by J. J. Barrow, Clerk of the Super
ior _?purt. after whieh the^r organized
and transacted business ua follows:
Upon motion the commissioners or
dered the Clerk to pay une-half the ex
pensed of the Welcome Home to the
Franklin County Soldiers.
The Mayor appointed the following
standing committees; the first nam
ed in each case being the Chairman:
Finance?E. H. Malone, F. W. Hicks
W. J, Cooper. .
Street?F. W. Wheless, tf. W. Ford
W. J. Cooper.
Light and Water?B. N. William
son, F. W. Hicks, G. W\ Ford.
Building?F. W. Hicks, G. W. Ford
F. W. W'heless.
i Auditing?G. W. Fore, W. J. Coop
er. E. H. Malone.
I Sanitary?W. J. Cooper, E. H. Ma
iloue, B. N. Williamson.
I Ordinance?F. W. Wheless, E H.
Malone, W.J. Cooper.
Mayor Pro Tem?B. X. Williamson.
The Board adjourned to meet again
on Friday night.
The Board met again on Friday night
according to adjournment with all
Ccmmisfioners present. The minutes
cf the previous meeting v^sre approv
ed business v. as taken up and ap
proved as follows.
Revolt of D. C. . High Chief of Po
lice. was received and filed. He re*
pcvts collecting cost*, licenses, etc.
Reports of A. \\ . Alston, Clerk wis
ucei'.ed and filed. He Reports col
lecting taxes $4.671 ? ?>?": street assess
ment $62.37; liglus water and coal
Upon motion t no bill of Dr. J. F..
|Malone was ordered paid.
| An ordinance prohibiting the driv
ing of tractors o: .any vehicle whose
wheel or other surfa:e coming in con
tact with the pav-.-meats will damage
same under a fine of ?i0.00 was pass
An ordinauce prohibiting the tf*e cf
water from any .spigot or water r>up
nlv controlled by the town by any per
MllJf, WHWW * 111.11
o: $5.00 for each oFeuse.
The election of .-ff:?e?s was the i ta
ken up and all the old officers as fol
lows were unanimously re-elected
D. C. High. Chief of Police.
E. C. Perry, Night Police.
B. H. Meadows. Keeper of Fire
House and such other work as the
Board may designate-:?-? -?
M. S. Clifton, Treasurer.
A. W. Alston. Clerk.
Upon motion the salary of the Trea
surer was made $200.00 per^year.
After allowing a number of ac
counts the Board adjourned io its next
HKKiHT OUTLOOK FOR AMERICAN
From all quarters of the country
the most optimistic reports regarding
business conditions arc continually
coming in. The outlook Is most en
couraging in practically every line.
The spirit of optimism is in the air,
and it is the confident belief of lead
ers in industry and finance that an
era of unprecedented prosperity is
Even now many public and private
undertakings are being crowded to
completion. There Is no difficulty in fi
mincing proper lmprofements, and an
ever-broadening mai^ec for bond is
I sues reveals the temper of the times
Enormous Rood road construction is
in band-and is being planned, work
with which the entire country appears
. to be deeply concerned. There is a
'dearth of dwelling-houses all over the
land, and vast building activities can
not be Jong delayed. Everywhere
[there is a lessening ii> complaints of
unemployment, and the prediction is
freely made that before the year is
out there may be an actual shortage
In all this present activity and op
timism for the future the South ha*
taken a leading part. The Construc
tion Department of the Manufactur
ers Record bears testimony to ? this
fact, for the construction news we
publish each week, giving projects
and undertakings planned and under
way. has more than doubled in spac-i
since the armistice was signed.
There is room only for optimism in
a survey of the field.?Manufacturers
Record, Baltimore, Md.