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A. F. Jolinsou, Editor and Manager.
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION
VOLUME XLVIII L0UI8BURG, N. C? FMIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1918.
Subscription $1.50 Per Year
DILL IE BUCK HOWE HELD WITH
^ OUT BOXP]
Miss Eva Kearney tlie Fourteen Year
Old Daughter of the Late Hoke Kear
ney, th? VKtlm?Esquire Ford He&rd
4'ase. . >
Chief of Police J. K- Winston and
Policeman O. L. McGhee, of Franklin
ton brought, Billic Buck Rowe to Louis
burg on Saturday and committed him
to Jail under a charge or having^com
raitted (rape upon the person of Miss
Eva Kearney, the fourteen year old
daughter of the late Hoke Kearney.
The case was heard before Esquire S.
C. Ford, who considered the evidence
Franklin Superior Court without bond.
Fron# what we could learn the crime
was committed on the Tar River bridge
on Saturday,'November 1st, while the
parties were' out on- an automobile
ride. The young lady after suffering
from the rough usage a few days af
terwords gave out the information
that caused the arrest and confine
MIL R. C. WILLIAMS DEAD
, The announcement of the death of
;Mr. R. C. Williams, which occurred
about nine o'clock Friday night at Rex
Hospital, Raleigh, where he had been
tnken for treatment that afternoon,
was quite a shock to the many friends
u ' th?? family in Louiiburg. Mr. Wil
liams was 60 years old and had been
sick only a short time, no one realiz
ing thi?t his condition- was so serious
as it was. Mr. Williams came to
Franklin rounty in 1896 from Halifax
County, Virginia, and has been closely
VWe&ffitaL with the tobacco interesen
* of this syction*ever since. He was a
devoted member of the Baptist church
from which the fuiioral services were
held on Sunday afternoon "at 4:30
o'clock. Rev. T. D. Collins, his pastor,
conducting the services. The Inter
ment was "made at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Lnrce numbers of frienrts and relativ
es were in attendance at wotti services.
The pallbearers were Messrs. F. B.
-McKHvne, D. F. McKinne, W. R. Mills,
H. ('. Williams, O. Cr Hill, P. A,
Reavis. The floral tribute was beau
tiful. speaking a message of sympathy
o* ' e beyond the power of lan
es five sons. Messrs. rf. 5; Williams.
- P. T. Williams,-and Irvtnjr'TVTtttams."
of Greenville. Robert and Edward Wil
liams. of Louisburg. and two daugh
ters, Misses Mary Williams, of Green
ville, and Bessie Williams, of Amityvil
vJajnN. Y., all of whom were in attend
ance at the_funeral. He also leaves
one brother, Mr. Tom Williams, of
Besides the member^ of the family
others from a distance who attended
the funeral wero Mr. C. T. SutherliiK
a brother of Mrs. Williams, and Miss
Annie Sutherlin. of Sutherlln, Va., and
Mr. A. B. Waddell, Duke.
FRANKLIN SUPERIOR COI RT.
The regular November term of J
Franklin Superior Court for the trial
of Civil cases convened Monday after
noon with Hon. O. H. Ouion-, of New
borns. Judge Presiding. Judge Guion
has been sustaining his past reputa
tion here in pushing the work of the
Court along with the maximum of re
sults for the county. Although no
cases of special importance h#s been
taken up quite a number of smaller
ones have been disposed of.
This is a two weeks term ami will
hold through next week nnless the
docket is completed before.
The fire alarm Sunday morning was
caused by a chimney burning out at the
home of Berry Wilcox, colored. oi>
j Happy Hill. The fire department re
sponded promptly but found no trou
ble of consequence and no damage.
OXFORD ORPHAN'S AT EPSOM.
We ar? requested t 6 state that the
Oxford Orphan Singing Class will giive
an entertainment in the School Audi
torium at Epsom on Tuesday. Novem
ber 25th, at 7:30 o'clock., Everybody,
should go out and leml the little
their encouragement and assistance.
He Discusses folk songs, Classic Songs
Where does a ballad ai>d a Lied be
gin? What is the difference between
a Folk-song and a Ballad? Does a]
song written in a foreign language, by
one of the admittedly great composers
become a ballad, when translated into
English? WThen does a song become
These have always been mooted
questions aand possibly will Always
remain so.- They are questions upon
which John McCormack, the world fa
mous Tenor, who will be heard al the
Raleigh Auditorium, December 3rd has
very decided views.
Speaking to a representative of a
Musical Journal, recently, he said:
"At least one-half of the popularity
frf itU ? nnihl 11 ?,k? 11 ? i 11 ltii Iib lln
in the words, after which comes the
n>elody. ' j
"It to my mind, requires just as
much art to sing a ballad properly as
It does to sing a great' aria. I have
given as much careful study to the
folk songs I have introduced in my
programs as I have to what are con
sidered much more pretentious com
positions. I have just come across
some new melodies In folk song style,
to which I will set words and soroe
of these I will bring out next season.
"For example, take "Singer's Con
solation," by Schumann, has the sort
of words that appeal, and a perfectly
beautiful melody. It is the kind of
; >ng which would become popular
with English speaking people In this
country, if sung oftener in English.
It is one of a number in the Max Hein
rlch edition, which has some* tfdnder
tul translations by Alice Matullah.
"As a rule. I am obliged to sing Ital
ian arias and songs In Itartan, because
there are no good translations."
McCormack is the first artist of an
all star series being presented this
winter by the Rotary Club of Raleigh.
Quite a large number of Franklin
folks have expressed their intentions
j of being present.
TO CLOSE CAMPAIGN.
Chapel Hill, X. C.. Nov. 12?Mr. T.
W. Ruffin of Louisburg. dlroc^jr of
the Graham Memorial Fund, of his dis
trict. wfll Le-among those m attend
ance at a banquet here the^evening be
fore the sreat Thanksgiving Game.
The purpose of this mec?.ng, oilier than
the social side of it. fs to bring to a
I'JUUJI HIM l fl! 11|IJI IJJi lui 1 XUUlD J J >?
mi.se.ii fitting-memorial to the late t)e
| Ibved President of thfe State Universi
ty. Edward Kidder Graham.
It was the deceased's plans to erect
at an early date, had he lived, a build
ing to bo known as The Student's Ac
tivity building. He saw tlir.t this was
the greatest need of this institution,
of the Unltreroity was to keep step with
the growth of the studen body. There
are at present something like a hun
dred ai>d twenty-five organizations on
the campus, most of them without a
comfortable pjace where they can
meet. A horife for these will be had
ip this new structure, and this is the
thing most needed.
The students feel keenly the need of
such as is shown by the way they
themselves have subscribed. In one
night they raised $20,000, gifts rang
ing from $25 to $?>00. Last year's
graduating class average $75, showing
how much they had missed such a
building, and their desire for the
men to come after to have that which
was denied them.
Albert M. Coates, General Secretary,
has seirt.out notices to the "various dis
trict managers throughout the state
to bring the campaign to a close by
November 26th. if possible. So far
the cam-sign has met ?wy t h splendid
success, but to reach the goal much
work still remains to be done.
At the banquet each district will re
port. and tlie sum total raised will be
announced. All those directly con-,
meted with the drive, alumni and
friends of the University are hoping!
fund will not only be reached but ov-!
ersuhscribed. Consideration of the j
plans will be taken up as soon as pos-1
flible. and It la desired that the build- j
ing wwill be well under way before .
the hundred and twenty-fifth aniHver-'
sarv to be celebrated next commence-'
Thus will a great and beloved man '
live on ir> the service of tne Institution
for?whir h he never tlrrrt of tnhortnp
while' he was living. # ^
NOVEMBER THE 11TH, 1919.
The following order was made by Hon. O. H. Guion,
holding the present term of Franklin Superior Court in
commemoration of Armistice Day, taking a special
Today, November the 11th, 1919, being the Anniver
sary of the signing of the Armistice' which brought
peace and joy to the World, and established the great
principle of International Brotherhood, it is now by the
Court at this the November Term, 1919 of Franklin Su
perior Court, Hon. O. H. Guion, Judge Presiding, or
dered that in deference, to the suggestions of our great
President Woodrow Wilson, and His Excellency Thom
as Walter Bickett, Governor of our grand ,old State,
which furnished so many brave and valiant men to
make this dav the greatest ? I?- i? HUtnrv ?r.W.1 tin.t
a u'ourt-* recess be taken atNoon in commemoration of
this Historic occasion. Reflections, bring to our
minds, sadness and sorrow, yet, the supreme sacrifice
made- is worth the cost, when we realize that on this
day a new World was ushered into existence, bringing
joy and peace, out of chaos, disorder, military oppres
sion and Autocratic despotism, to the many oppressed
and stricken Nations of the World. Our children's
children will remember with pride that our State and
Nation, made it possible that November the lltli, 1918
_ should go down in History as the greatest day the
World has ever seen.
Believing that all branches of the Government, Ju
dicial as well as Civil, should recognize this great and
important occasion, the Court orders that this record
be spread upon the Minutes of the Court and that a
copy of same be given to the Press.
This November the 11th, 1919.
O. H. GUION,
< Judge Presiding, and holdin'g
the November Term of Frank
lin County Superior Court.
J. J. BARROW, Clerk Superior Court.
MAK K S EXAMINATION
Of Hotel and Jail?Low Score Duo ?
Partly to Inability to Meet Require
liients and Lack of Information.
Mr. John F. Gordon. Special Agent
of the State Board of Health was in
Loulsburg yesterday making up a re
port on the comiilion of ?lit* Pr:?i.'ivl'.t>
Hotel and the County jaii.
The hotel .was given a score of 68
out of a possible 100. The main i rou
ble. says Mr. Gordon. Is n the kitchen
ar.d is not all due to negligence 0:1 the
objections found consisted of smarter
things such as the lack of individual
towels, and soap, fire extinguishers,
notices of Are escapes, covered gar
bage receptacles, milk inspection, ex
aniinaation of kitchen and dining room
help. A correction of a sufficient
number of these objections have been
arranged for since the inspection to
bring the hotel above the 80 per cent
n>ark, although the requirements of
the m>lk inspection Is impossible for
a town this size and the help require
ments are almost as bad\ He spoke
very highly of the nice, clean* and
pleasing appearance of the rooms, bed
ding. halls, etc.
The examination of the jail or?ly
showed a credit of 4S 1-2 out of n pos
sible 100. The main objection here
from a Sanitary standpoint was that
two many men are kept in oi?e cell,
and no privacy for dexes. Another
i was the failure on the part of the
Health Officer to make proper exami
nation of persons placed in Jail and
sending same to the Board of Health.
This requirement. Mr. Gordon explain
ed. was not known by Dr. Malone.
The other objections were small being
mainly the lack of provision for such
things as separation for tubercular
and venerael diseases, precautions to
prevent verim. jnil clothes, both day
and night, nir and floor spr.ee. Individ
drinking cups, towels, soap. etc.. in
sufficient clothing, baths, pillows, pil- J
low cases and shoes, ligh t in bath ;
and at night, chairs or stools cuspi
dors. reading, sefeens and other nnti j
fly measures. ' <
AT MT, GROVE. j<
On Friday night. Nov. 21st. the, pub-h
lic is cordially invited to Mt. .Grove i
school house to an "Old Fiddlers Con-j?
vention" and other amusements. . :l
All musicians are urged to cornel'<
The proceeds will go for the benefit aV i
the school. Admission 15 and 25 ctp. i
beginning at 7:30 o'clock. ^
TO PAY SOLUTION'S 10 F KB CENT
Retr!n Membership Campaign nt Once
?To Meet A train Saturday, Nov. 22.
The Franklin County Branch of ti. ?
American Cotton Association met ii>
Louisburg '"'uesday with five town
ships represented. The object of the
nceting .explained by President Al
len. was to adopt *ome definite- pla:*s
and put into motion the r.-.enibcrship
drive for Franklin County. This
County has been ullotted 1S00 members
aril it sin'cLil yftuxL .will be made?tt?
County, whether tobpcco farmer or
not should join and hialte the co-oper
ation complete. A resolution was
adopted allowing the Chairmen- of
each township to pay the solicitors ten
per cent of the moneys they collectodr
and the Chairmen were urged to begin
this work at once* so that It can be
completed as soon as possible.
A number of the Chairmen were giv.
en tho membership cards and it is ho
ped they will call on the Secretary
and T/easurer for more. A meeting
was called for Saturday. November
22nd. 1919, in Louisburg nt which time
the Chairmen ami Secretaries of each
township are expected to meet and re
port to th^County organization what
moneys and membership they have ob
Each person joining Is expected to
pay the dues stipulated on the card
which goes to pny the actual expenses
of the organization and assists in es
tablshing a warehouse !n each co'iniy
The Influence of this organization
although in Its infancy, has been seen
in the forty cent cotton, ai.d if It Is
completed to a success full co-opera
tion you will see that the price of cot
ton will remain at a fair level wlrh
production, and other artrcles.
Let everybody put a shoulder to the
wheel and push for a big. strong or
ganization. which will r^ean success to
the cotton farmer and through.its in
fluence to the farmers in fee ier il.
TO LOCATF. AT HENDKRSON.
The many friends of Dr. H. A. Xew
?11 here will regret to ler.rn that he
das decided to leave Loisbuurg. He
.vill locate in Henderson, ? where lie
will practice his chosen specialty, eye."
?ar. nose and throat. Dr Xewell, who
icsldes being recognized as a phvsi
?ian of exception ability, is a fine citi
zen for any town and vhlle I-ouisbtirg
?egrets very much' to lose him it con
gratulates Heptlerson upon its gain.
TOBACCO STILL IIKJH.
Many Averages ot' Around $1.00 a
round .Made In Louisburg?Farmers
With tobacco high and getting high
er, averaging all round a dollar a
pound with whole sales of Warehouses
averaging around eighty cents a pound
Louisburg Tobacco Market is making
a lead for many others to rollow.
Quite a large number of farmers
have sold here the past week with
much satisfaction and many who have
patronized other markets concede fhat
Louisburg Is all right and with the
Louisburg, Louisburg's Tobacco Mar
ket and Louisburg's people all extend
you a welcome to Louisburg.
NEW HOUSE K1RM.
Yarboro and Pearce, is the name of
a new firm in Loui'hurg* 10 flo a gener
al horse and mulo. buggy, wagon and
harness business. ;-nd is composed of
Messrs. O. Y. Yarboro and R. A
Pearce. Doth the members of this
firm are young men well known to the
people of Franklin County. Mr. Yar
bpro has been rnrductinc a horse and
mule business for himself for several
years and has met with much success,
while Mr. Pearce has served a num
ber of years with McKlnne Bros. Co..
in the horse and mule department.
SERVICES AT ST? PAI I/S CHURCH
On Sunday. Nov. 16th. the services
at St. Paul's Church will be adminis
tration of the Holy Communion at 7:30
A. M. Morning Prayer and sermon
at 11 A. M Rev. N\' Collin Hughes. |
i At four o'clock in the -afternoon the
j congregation are earnestly requeued
j to n>eet at the Church and hear ad
jdresses by Mr. TV G. Kittrell and Mrs.
Henry Perry, of Henderson, on the Na
tion-Wide Campaign. Visitors to all
services are cordially welcomed.
The Place Committee has accepted
the invitation of the Louisburg Baptist
ahugrh to hold the next meeting of the
County Baraca-Philatlu a Union 'with
thrift next May.
~Lnnlstmrg travlng ?d ver Hart a nwtn
ii*g. of the Union before and bei:'~ the
center of the county we think it a most
appropriate place for the ??..ieeti:jn
Mrs. ?. F. MiUIilner.
Invitations re?in g as follows haw
bec*n rccelveil byfriends In Louisburs:
LaurafE. Turnajre announ
ces the marriad of her daughter. Jen
nie Cunninggm to Mr. Kenneth A.
fcittinan. orj Friday. November the
sevakth. ninJtoen hundred and nineteen
Encrbsed ure cards reading as fol
At Home, afifr November the eigh
teor>th, Ayden, North Carolina.
The bride to be is one of Ayden'S'
? most accomplished and attractive
youug ladies who is Justly popular
with her many friends nne acquain
The groom is a former Louisbitrg
boy who 1? well remembered through
his gonial good nature ana excellent
qualifications. Aftr his graduation at
Wake Forest and receiving his llcei>
ses to pracltce law he located In Ay
den. wherff he has pushed himself for
ward as ono of the town's leading citi
zens and met with much success. His
many friends at his old home join his
many friends at his now home In ex
tending him and his betrothed the best
of wishes for a long and happy life.
I* \TRI0T1C SERVICE.
The North Carolina Conferonco will
meet at Wilson on Wednesday of noxt
?reek. Next Sunday will close ? tho
years work at the Methodist Church
the pastor will preach at 11 o'clock.
At 7 o'clock there will bo held a patrl.
otic service at which the sorvice flag
will be takou down. Special musfc
by the choir, addrosses by Maj. Sam
llel P. Hoddie ahd President F.
?A cordial invitatfoiv is extended ev
erybody to attend, especially all young I
nicn who were in the service of the |
(lovernn:-ent during the recent World
War. __ > j
AMONG THE VISITORS
SOME YOU KNOW AM) SOME YOU
DO NOT KNOW.
Personal Items About Folks and
Their Friends Who Travel Here
Mr. J. MN Allen vlsltec Raleigh
Mr. W. M. Person visited Nashvillo
on business Mondays^
Mr. R. W. Hudson- left Tuesday for
a business trpp to Richmond.
Prof. N. Y. Gulley, of Wake Forest,
was in attendance at Court Wednes
Louisburg the past
Mr. R. B. White, of Wake Forest,
was in attendance upon Court here \
' Mr. C. H. Chamblee. of Wakefield,
I was in Louisburg Monday arranging >
| for a big lai>d sale at Ruon.
Messrs. O. Y. Yarboro and R. A.
Pearce left Monday for St. Louis and
other W'estern horse markets.
Messrs. W. B. Watson, of Raleigh,
and L. L, Massey, of Zebulon, were
in Louisburg Wednesday attending
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Simpson, of At
lanta, Ga., visited at the home of Mr.
T. W. Watson, oti Main Street this
Mrs. J. M. Allei* returned the past
week from LaGrange, where she had
been visiting her brother, Mr. Ray
Maj. S. P. Boddie. who has been sta
t ion "d at Charleston. S. C.. since his
removal from Camp Sevier, returned
home Saturday night alter having re
ceived his discharge from- the military
service of the Government. His ma
ny friends were glad to see him return
FARMI?RS UNION TO MEET,
Tliere will bo a meeting of the Frank
lii> County Farmers Union innhe Court
House in Loulsburg. Saturday. Nov.
22nd. Delegates to the State Union
will ho elected nt tlwr-mrtTTng. Tfie
ill hi' I'rlil in niriliiTflviiiftrrn
the Cotton Association in the Court
G. D. Allen. President.
J. C. Jones, secretary.
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!
Ther0 will be a Box Party and Fid
dlers Convention given at? White Level
Wednesday night, .November the 26th.
Com* boys, bring your pockets full of
money. Your best girl will be thtre
with a nice box filled with delicious
dainties. All the fiddlers are o8Pec"
ially invited to come and play in tho
contest. Remember the place and
dat(?. White Level. Wednesday night,
November the 26th. The public i s
cordially invited. The proceeds will
go for the benefit of the church and
LOSES ARM AT SAW MILL.
James H. McKnight, colored, got his
left arm cut completely In two be
tween the?elbow and shoulder at Coop
er's saw mill near Mr. Nick Phelps
Wednesday morning, afid was brought
to Louisburg where his arm was dres
sed by Drs. Perry and Johnson. From
what we could learn he wrs operating
the edger saw and a piece of timber
become cross wise in- same, and ho
reached over to straighten It when tho
saw caught his sleeve and tho acci
dent occurred in less time than it tak
es to say it Although he lost a great
deal of blood before he was placed in
the care of physicians he was doing
nicely at last reports.
RF.I) CROSS MEfTINtt.
There will be an important meeting
of the Red Cross Chapter r.t their work
room, next Wednesday morning at
half past ten o'clock. All member?
who can- are asked to be present.
Another national calamity threatens.
The Thnflksgiving turkey is
restless ami may go on strike.