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A- P. JOHNSON, Editor and Manager
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION
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EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
SI BSCK1PTI0N tlM> Ftr Ta
LOCISBUKU. Ji. C. K HI BAY, WVRCH 18, 1981.
Caught In Williams Furniture Storc~-J
SPREADS TO HICKS, McBRAYER AND
? - KLINE'S' "i
Was Discovered About 4:00?
6 ""clock ? Firemen Respond^
ed With Heroic Work ? Es
timated Losses With Insur
Following the- sounding of the fire
alarm at about four o'clock Monday
morning Louisburg Buffered a fire loss
safely estimated at one liundred and
fifty thousands of dollars, but fairly
well covered with insurance. The
f.re was discovered in the rear end
cf ilie~tblrd story of Mr. J. S. Williams
er t!i ? building, the plate-glass front to
the ciore bursting out as the crowds
gathered to fight the flames, but
luckily did no damage to person, al
? thou en mf^ Williams had Just left
tho door, which he attempted to un
locK".'~wnen *Tio neara tne glass cracK.
He succeedcd in getting far enough
from the front to escape the~falling
~ ? -Fromrttre windows tn' the Tear tire
flames quickly spread to tlie building |
formerly occupied by ftie McDrayer
? <*!o tltfti g ?<!() . 6 wn ed by Mr. F. N7\
Egerton. and in which the stock wh- :
ich was in the hands of a receiver, '
still remained. From lifcre it spread
to the roof of L. Kline &. Co., the
building also being owned by Mr. F.
N. Egerton. In the meantime the^
flames spread through the roof of L.
P. Hicks big corner store and for a
while it looked as if the entire block
was doomed, but owing to the heroic
work of the firemen and many outsi
ders who rendered valuable assist
ance the flames were gotten under
control before they left the top stories
Trf the Hicks an<J Egerton buildings.
However the entire building of Mrs.
W. P. Neal and stock of furniture of
Mr. J. S. Williams wero a total loss.
A good portion of the loss to stocks
? in the other establishments were
caused from water- and removing the
Too much praise cannot be given
the firemen and the citizens who j
joined them In their herotc work in
fighting the flames, as it is due to
their untiring and undaunted efTorts
that the entire block and possibly the
larger portion of Louisburg's busi
ness districts are not at this time I
smouldering in ashes.
The estimated losses as best we
could get them at the time of this
writing were as follows:
J. S. Williams, stock of furniture
estimated value $26,000.00 total loss,
Jj. P. Hicks, damage to stock and
to building by fire and water (dam
age to sjock being mostly a water
damage) estimated $40,000; insurance
I j. Kline A Co., damage by water
In main store and by fire in annex,
estimated $50,000; Insurance $35,000.
The McRrayer Clothing Co., dam
age by fire and water estimated
$1F>,000.00; insurance $15,000.00.
Mrs. W. P. Neal. building In which
Williams furniture stock was located,
a total loss, estimated $10,000.00; In
F. N. Egerton. damage, by fire and
water to buildings occupied by The
McRrayer Clothing Co.. and L. K line
& Co., estimated $9,000.00; Insurance
M. C. Pleasants, water damage on
ly, estimated $1,000; no lAnarance.
F. R. Pleasants, damage caused by
removing goods, estimated $1,000; In
W. R. Cooke, damage from remov
ing stock, estimated $750; Insurance
O. W. Ford, damage to building oc
cupied by F. R. Pleasants and W. B.
Cooke, estimated $500; no Insurance.
O. Tucker, damages from mov
ing boxuehold and kitchen furniture.
utlm&Ud $300, insurance $1,000.00.
Home Telephone and Telegraph Com
pany, damage to cables and lines, es
timated $300; no information as ? te
At the time of tiiis publication'
Messrs. W. B. Cooke and F. R.
Pleasants have moved their goods*
back into their stores to await ad
justments and MC-?v4fy~Pr*jHicka Is
storing that _poj44<rn' of his stock that
was removed to the storeroom adjoin
ing Mr. O. Y Yarboro's stables, where
he will open again immediately to ac
accomniodate and take care t?. cus
Realizing tliat thi matter of
valuation of Tanas Ts tTic most Im
portant subject before the people
Legislature hus left me ndjust
nient of these values to the Coun
ty Commissioners we deem It ad
visable to call a Mass Meeting In
12 o'clock Saturday, March 26th.
Let everybody, who is Interested
In this subject attend the Mass
Meeting, express yoflr views and
let the Commissioner* know what
r i? EBP
| Editor of the Times: ? I want to
I thank through your paper the Fire
Company and the assistants both
white and colored for the valuable
and heroic work they did the other
night in saving the town. I think it
! was one of the best pieces of work I
ever saw done. Especially as they
j were handicapped by lack of water
pressure and equipment, ffad it not
been for the splemlid work I think j
most of the town would nave been en
tirely burned.* I feel grateful to the
colored people who rendered such
I valuable assistance, and I have often
said that we had the best colored peo
pie in I^ouisburg of any oiher town 1
in the State. I would mention a good
many by name but am afraid that I I
would leave out some who did such
heroic work and they might feel had. !
I have always felt special Interest in
the colored peopls of Loulsburg and
they have shown in this lnstaiw.o that
they certainly deserve! it and I want;
to assure all the workers, both white
land colored, that they certainly ha\ej
lour heartfelt thank*.
F. N. EGERTON.
CAPTURES ST I IJte
Prohibition Agent B. H. Meadows
and Constable J. E. Thomas destroy
ed a still and a lot of beer sovnw* mil
es south of Louisburg on Crooked
Creek Saturday evening.
10 O'CLOCK SERVICE AT ST. PA.UL'8
CHURCH St JiDAT.
Instead of regular morning service
at St. Paul's Sunday next the congre
gation are requested to' attend at 10
o'clock when Morning Prayer and
Sunday School and Bible Class will
constitute the services and at 11 the
congregation will attend the Union
service" at the Methodist. Church.
There will bo early Communion at
7:30 A. M. Sunday morning.
N. COLLIN HUGHES. Rector.
Wo are requested to state that there
will be a musical Concert- given by
home talent at Wood school house on
Saturday night. March 26th. A small
admission will be charged to bo used
for the school. Everybody Is Invited
V) attend and enjoy pn evening of
pleasure, as the program promises to
be of rare interest.
\ PI, AY AT JI'STICK.
A piny, Title, A Noblo Outcast, Riv
en at Justice Ulch School at 8:00
o'clock on Friday nlftht. March 2Rth.
Admission 25 and 15 cents. Qlven
for benefit of school . Public cordi
KOKRAX SERVICES 11 H. I)
hir ror>(.s\ ili.i rrriZFT
I Youngsville, March H. ? Funeral
'services for B. H. Mitchell, son t>f
Mr. and Mrs. CaJvin Mitchell, whose]
-death occurred Friday nt Vonnff*viiu>
-waa-iiaUL.l?xim.__Dak ? Grpve__Jiaptiat
church Saturday afternoon. conduct^
ed by. Rev. C. L. Do well, of Frank-'
linton. Mrs. Richard Pearce, a twin
Ulster. died a year ago. He is
last of a family of eleven children. !
He is survived by two children, a son, 1
W. J. Mitchell, of Camden, N. J.,|
Land a daughter. Mrs. C. E. Mitchell, I
| CLAIMS WORLD'S RECORD
FOR AIR TAJL SPINNING
Lakeland, Fla., March 13. ? Flying
above Lakeland this afternoon, Geor
ge W. Haldeman. formerly lieutenant
in the army air service, claims he
broke the world's tail spin record in.
!nn airplane. Haldeman dropped fr
iom an altitude of 8.600 feet to 800 feet
' in one minute, fifteen seconds, the
descent taking 28 revolutions. Hal
i H^Tlam, "o^Chicago. but there was no
official observer. He announced to
night that he will attempt next Sun
? day to better his today's record and
1 it is possible the attempt will be of-'
'.flelally tim^d '
I The official tail spin record is sal(L
to rbe 7,000 feet drop. So clear was
til" ntniosnhor.' TRT~ n vmmr "SUUM! th
at he could see Tampa Bay, Lake Ap
opkfrwml a lake in Kiestmniue. poiii.j
from 30 to 45 miles distant from La...'
IN MEMORY OK MK. S. < . C'ATL?1T
! The death angel visited the ftome-oi
Mrs. S. C. Catlett'and CS6lT~nierefrori>
her dear beloved husbaml back to
join Bit' h.lUPV biluU There wax a
vacant chair and God called his love
one home to rest. Mr. Catlctt hav
ing lived on earth .84 years. He died
Feb. 27, 1921. His remains were
taken to Prospect burying ground, the
burial service was conducted by Rev.
G. F. Smith. He leaves a wife and
eight children and two sisters. His
children are Mrs. W. F. Beasley, Mrs.
P. M. Bennett, Mrs. W. D. Weath
ers, Mrs. Henderson Newell, his sons
are Messrs. C. C., N. S.. G. W. and
W. H fatlfttij his sisters. Mrs. Sur
cand Ball, Mrs. Lewis UioWll. Tliere*
iwas a large crowd attended the bury
ing servicc and lots of beautiful flow
ers that shows he was loved by all
twbo knew him. He will be missed in
many places. His chair will be va
cant by the fireside, also at church
and many other places. He was an
old soldier. He fought .In the civtf
war and-wa.* waiuuledt he bore every
thing patiently.. He was confined to
bed only a short while before his
death. May God bind up the broken
hearts of, his loved ones. We know it
is hard to give up our loved ones. But
I God so loved the world that he gave
I his only begotten son that whosoever
believed on him should not perish but
have an everlasting life, and he said
in my fathers house are many mansi
ons if it were not so I would have tofri
you, and If I go and prepare a place
for you I will come again and receive
unto myselX. So let us try to live a
life that when our work here is end
ed that we may be prepared to meet
our loved ones in a better world, where
there shall be no more sorrow, pain
or death but all peace and love.
1 Written by a friend. M. V. W.
HI' BURT MARTIN DEAD.
The following tribute to one of
Franklin County's sons was contrib
uted by Mr. J. J. Barrow. Clerk of
the Superior Court:
In the death of Charles Hubert Mar
tin, private Secretary to Senator I^ee
S. Overman, at Washington, I). C.. a
few days ago. North Carolina has suf
fered a great loas. which will be felt
by all who kitew Hubert Martin. His
office was the centre of attraction for
all North Carolina visitors.
Genial, affable and courteous. he
always welcomed bis friends with
that genuine pleasure, so peculiar to <
a southern gentleman. lie sag^med
to knOw what you wanted, with but
little explanation, and w as never too
busy, but that he would spare no tin**
or expense In assisting you in every
North Carolina and especially the
people of Franklin County will miss
Hubert Martin. It Is indeed very
sad. that a fine character, as he was. ,
should be stricken down In his young
manhood with the prospects of a life
of so much Influence and usefulness
before hlni. It will be difficult to fill |
his place. i
Those who marry for love are Just
an likely to bump Into disappointment
as those who marry money.
PALM Hi's Rl'LlNG
05 BKFR STAMIS
Little Prospect Of It* ? Belnir Over. '
Oil or 11. ^uiidtor (.ewera! rrlirsmr*
W??l.in>;ton, March 12. ? The. recent !
juim '?! tonlgr ? Attorney ? Uenera!
Jialmer peftBgamt till! greetlfially u*H
limited manufacture or beer, wines
aijd wbiSKey for medicinal purposes
wiHr?Uin(*. Solicitor General Frierson
saltf-Ujttay, despite a number of pro
u^t?' .1,1, iho ? Trpnsnry ? Depart
ment should ask for It?* rcconsidera- 1
tloB. Such a request- fi not under
contttlbplation, It wa? said later at the
Opttt ai s are Issued by the Depart -
ineut Li! Justice only to m: rruaidem
and B embers of the cabinet, Mr. Fri
eritOB T*p1 mired, and arg- n?t matters.:
In wh ch private Individuals may par
ticlpa e. A review would only be
mad*.1, he added, on motion of the de
partBQtnL originally -making the re
quest" &ml a change made where an
enrar of law was found.
RjKulations to provide for the use
of Mer medically will be Issued its
soon as they can'be prepared, prohi
bition officials declared, although
they had been delayed In earlier pre
paration on the possibility of the op
ISlUIT~beiTtg reconsidered. ? ?
Under this most recent interpreta
tion of the prohibition law. officials
i would be able to obtain It by the case
as it would probably be ordered as a
[tonic a^d it would appear unreason
I able to require a person to procure
I only one or two bottles a t~X time,
j Study of the ruling, officials said,
]has disclosed that the whole theory
of prohibition enforcement on whicn
I the internal revenue bureau has beeu
.proceeding has been 'overthrown.
,Thar prohibition unit, officials explain
? ed, li^s worked on the theory that it
poB|acsed regulatory powers under
.the act which permit it to limit the
use and distribution of intoxicants
jt'JLCTlH'tt CongrfSJ from tho mmiimi-.
I Jff the most recent view of the law,
hovever, official w mnintalned -it won-'
Id jbem that this thepry is now de
iting regulations will have to be
lerabl;: amended, officials said
J -Ta rnltt* Welnfnr.. promul
tfie "bureau are affected more
or less directly by the opinion,
?i ' ? 1 _0 - ? ? ?
KOItMER kAISKK ]\
Blames England For War and l'lctar
I es lllmseli In Volume As Friend To
j Peace. ^
1 The Hague. March 13. ? In the book
he has written for private distribution
ill an attempt to show that Great Bri
tain was responsible for the world
; war, former Emperor William of Ger.
many througnout aTwnys speaks ? of
himself in the third person. He
paints William II as a man who tried
for :10 years to maintain peace in Eu
rope. but says he was foiled by the
perfidious machinations of Great Bri
tain. Prance and Russia.
! As long ago as 1905. the former
Kaiser says he tried to found a Lea
gue of Nations.
! Although no fuTT" copy~nf the boo It
is yet available and both the former
?Emperor's entourage and the Dutch
and German governments worried be
cause of the publication of brief ex
tracts from it. sufficient of the con
tents of the volume have leaked out
to indicate the general, trend of the
entire work. The leak was principal
ly ilue to the Berlin correspondent of
the Rotterdam Maasbode.
? The correspondent says the book be
gins with notes as far back as 1884
(William -succeeded his father as
King and Emperor in 1888.)
In some places." says the Maas
bode's correspondent, "the document
is very interesting, especially notes of
j August 18, 1891. where he treats of
j the visit of William to Czar Alexander
(ill at Narvik, when the Czar said he
[hated the French republic and want
ed to restore a monarchy in France, j
But already, says the Kaiser a Rus
sian-Ftench military agreement had J
been negotiated saying that in tfce
event of the mobilization of any mem- 1
'her of the Triple Alliance (l)reibund)
a mobilization of French and Russian
forces would be ordered Immediately |
and these armies thrown into action ,
Coder date of April 18. 1898. ? tho j
former Emperor wrote:
! An English proposal for an alM 1
;i nee of Germany against Russia is
declined In order not to endanger the
"At the same time Delcasse (then
French Minister of Foreign Affairs) j
proposed to the German Ambassador |
In Paris a German-French agreement ?
in order to prevent the Portuguese |
colonies falling under British influ- I
ence. This proposal was not answer |
ed . "
Why Is the bour glas* made small i
in the .middle? ^To show it
time. ? (Cartoons Magazine.
A lot of merchants are stopping th
eir advertising because business is
bad. They should also stop their life
Insurance because thetr health is
bad.~-Baudette (Minn.) Region.
MK J A WHITE I)KA1>
Former Looisburg B<?) and Prominent]
In Railroad Circle* ? Son of the.X&tel
Cain, Thorn** Wlilta, ~
The large number of friends of the
family in Louisburg were sorely grie
ved on WmiiHHuUty morning whon tho
news came announcing the death of
Mr. J . A . White "which ^eeurr.od -a.t
his home in Washington. D. C-. at
10:30 o'clock that morning from pneu
monia. Mr. White was a son of the |
late Cant. Thomas and Mary Shaw
White, of this city and had many t>oy- ,
hood friends in l^iiiflbiirg and rrank '
lin County, to whom the announce
sorro w .
~tvn\ Whiie7~aTter learning the rail
.road business under his father, who
lung the Agent hexe left Lou
isburg something ovei ? thfrty ? yea nr.
ago since which time he has steadily
advanced in his chosen vocation un
til at his death he had attained one of
the highest and most responsible po- [
sitions in the gift of the South's gre
atest Railway, a member of the Staff
of President Fairfax Harrison of
the Southern Railway. It was due to
his thorough knowledge of railroad
ting and expert ability at financing
that he took over the management of ;
|-the Augusta Southern Railway at 1
Augusta. Ga., and put It on a profi
table basis after a history of expense
'and loss. During the war his abili
j ty was recognized by the Railroad
; Administration in the fact that he was
! placed in charge of all the traffic of
[trains in Spartanburg. S. C. As fur- i
Kther recognition of his ability several!
I months ago he received the promoti- I
Ion to tne position he neic at the time "j
! of his death.
Mr. White was in hl3^$ty-fteird-|
(year :yid leaves a wife,, thiree sons, i
I Mr. William White, of - New York \
j City. Mr . J amos W . White and Mr.
' Kenneth Murchison White. of Wash- '
"ington City, and one daughter. "Mlssl
Kuthi'HH- ? Whitu. of ^\\ aahingto-n City
( three brothers. ST White and 1
Mr. H. I). White, of Raleigh, and Mr
R_i. White, of Louisburg. ami one
?sister, Mrs. ~W. H. Rufftn, of Louis- -
The remains arrived in Louisburg i
last nicht from Washington City and
' were taken to the old home on Ken
Avenue, now the home of Mr.
ami Mrs. W. H. Ruffln, from which
the ? funt'Kil ? will be held ? this iihhii
? ing at il- a Vl<?i.-k. nud, wi >
ted by Rev. N. Collin Hughes, rector
'of St. Paul's Episcopal church. The
interment will be made at -OsltTawn
Cemetery following the funeral ser
The bereaved family and friends
, have the sympathy of the entire com
JIASMNO RI'LKSIIfi M W HAK
KlAliK LICENSE ST IT IT K
M?iny Inquiries From Physicians and
Registers of Deeds.
With register of deeds in many co
I unties, it is said, refusing to issue
marriage licenses until they are re
assured as to their responsibility un
der the new Bellamy marriage license
.act. and with a flood of Inquiries com
ling in from physicians all over* the
State. Attorney-General Manning has
issued a ruling on the subject,
i I'mler the law passed t)y the gener
al Assembly March 5 niale applicants
i for marriage licenses must present a
i physician's certificate to the effect
(that he has no venereal disease, no
I tuberculosis in its infectious stages
'and has not been adjudged by a court
j of competent? jurisdiction an idiot, im
becile or^cft unsound mind. Objecti
on is made by physicians on the gro
und that it is not always possible to
I determine veneareal disease and even
tuberculosis in certain- stages without I
a prolonged observation of the subject |
and insist that is is impossible for a
physician without exhaustive research
I of records in many cases not available
to determine whether or not a man
or woman has been adjudged noti com
jPomentis by a court of competent ju
All that the law requires of the phy
sician is that he should satisfy his
judgment in each particular case.
Judge Manning says, with the individ
ua4 features incident to it. by the or
dinary means accessible to him. He
commits no arime. the attorney-gen
eral holds, unless he wilfully and
knowingly makes a false statement
or makes such a false statement reck
In aaly without belief or any fair and !
grounds to believe in its truth, i
* <? nscientious physician applying |
t ! : se general rules, the attorney-gen
eral says, will have little difficulty in
dealing with particular cases.
I!. M 1HERKITT ???'. A l> .
Merritt. ot/e of
Mr. Kdwnul M
Franklin's esNfcmed citizens d/ed at
his home near Ingleside on Tuesday
In his 67th year. He leaves' besides
his family a largo host of friends and
relatives who have the sympathy of
the entire communty. The funeral
services were held from the home and
the Interment made In the old Mer
ritt family burying grounds. I*arge
numbers of friends attended tho ser
vices and tho floral tribute was beau-'
E F M CULLOCH IS
STATE PRISON HEAD
(;for<;e r. poc wn,L srcniD
Proposed Successor To J. R. fol*Ie
Years; fotttr. Governor Intimate
W 111 Bp Given Another Appointment
E. F. McOulloch. of Bladen coun,^
t y. for four years rhu?f rxcT
State Prisan^-torTTov^nflr; ('ymfmn
"STorriaori'd choice as superintendent
of the Prison to succeed J. R. Collie.
Governor Bickett's appointee. The
recommendation of the Governor will
km before The Jtatp Prison Hoard at
Its meeting today along with the re
commendation for the appointment"
of George R. Pou. of Smithfield, as
successor to Mr. McCulIoch.
Governor Morrison yesterday pro
fessed to considerable difficulty in
making the selection for the head of
the State's Prison. He expressed
great friendship for the present sup
erintendent and great respect for his
i ability and declared yesterday after -
i boon when Uft^made his recommen
dation public that he had in mind the
appointment of Mr. Collie? t**- a place
in the administration for which he is
Mr. McCalloch was chief clcrk of
| the State Prison during the adminis
tration of Governor Bickett and re
| reived many endorsements for the
?sor as < flief clerk is the son of Con
ner es sma n_EJ_WJ__Pou:_and_ls__chairz_
p mil n ~of Hie Democratic Executive
| Committee of. Johnstofr county.
I The new state - prison board will
Lnicfct?Lor the first time today, when
I the recommendations of the Governor
| according to custom will be confirm
Le<t. t tie- new noarti rnnmins nnlAL
, one of the former members, this be
ing \V. M. Sanders, of Smithfield.
| The chairman is James A. Leake, of
[ Anson county, succeeding H. B. Var
j ner. of Lexington", me otner mem
bers are E. B. Ficklen, of Pitt; A.
'J-i. Bullock, of Robeson ; and Richard
It! nf flnn i 11 n fttipw ?
! ver .
-HO 1 MM < A TH?>.
The Board of Education met in reg
(u!ar session on Monday, March 7th.
with all members present. After ap
I j. roving the minutes of the last meet
; iiig business was disposer! of a a fol
, lows: r>
| The High School Committee of
I Bunn petitioned the Board to approve*
I a $7,500.00 bond issue election. The
j petition was approved and the Coun
| :y Commissioners were asked to call
l an election to be held on April 11th,
J. H. Weathers was recommended us
'registrar. B. M. C. Mullen and J. R.
Wright were recommended for poll,
The following motion was made and
| carried:-' That the Chairman of this
| Board is hereby authorized to adver
tise for sale the $6,000 in bonds of
Cedar Rock Academy School. District
3. and A. W. Perry and E. L
Best are hereeby appointed a commit
tee.*with the assistance and approval
of the Boards Attorney. E. H. Ma
lone! to pass upon said bids and to
sell said bonds provided a satisfac
tory bid can be obtained by said com
The following motion was made
and carried: That' the Board ' will
pay from the County building fund
one-half the cost of any school build
ing in the County provided that the
amount thus given by. the County does
not exceed Sip.000.00 for any one
school building. This Regulation will
be carried out just as long as the
building fund will permit. The bud
get for the building fund is made the
first Monday in May. therefore any
district that has decided to build sh
ould ask the Board prior to the first
Monday in May to provide In the bud
get the amount the said district ex
pects from the county.
A petition was brought before the
Board asking for a school to be loca
ted near Burnett's Store, this new
school to Include P'tjjtf %/Pti-p fcaurel,
Sandy Creek an HicKOry Hock dis
tricts. This matter was deferred un
til the first Monday in April
The Board agreed to provide In its
building fund $7,500.00 for the- Run u
High School District provided that
the said District raises $7,500.00 by
voting in favor of the Bond isfeue
After allowing a number of accounts
the Board adjourned to meet ajcain the
first Monday In April.
FARM LOAN ASSOCIATION
A meeting of the stockholder# of
the Loulsburg Farm I?an Associ4tl%m
has been called to be held In
burg on Saturday morning,
26th, 1921. at 11 o'clock at the
House. All stockholders are
to be present as business of Impor
tance 1 8 to come before the
J. C. JONES.
F. B. McKINNB. 8ec. -Treats