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The Franklin Times
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A. f. JOHJISON, Editor and Manaser
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION
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LOUISBl'K(i. >. 4'? V Iti DA V, I'KBKl'AKY 1924.
BIG CROWD ATTENDS
Instructs Commissioners To I
? - Repair
Sen. 1'. Harris Messrs. YY. II. Buf
fi", W. W. Holmes, Dave Weldon
Among Speukers ? Takes Vote To
Build and to Beitalr.
In response to the call from the
Board of Commissioners of Franklin
County, quite a large crowd of Frank
lin County citizens met in the Court
HouBe Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
to discuss the Court House and Jail
At the appointed time Mr. S. A.
Newell, attorney for the Board stated
iue object of the call and told of the
r eeting recently had at the call of
Juuge Grady and the resolution pass
ed at that time, and invited all pres
ent lo express themselves as the Com
n lssioners wanted to know their feel
Mr. \V. W. Holmes was the first to
resi(,nd and opposed doing anyth'ng
stating that the court house was all
right i.no the jail was good enough
for the crowd that gets In th^re. He
asked that if anything was done to
leave it to a vote of the people In a
Mr. A. F. Johnson stated that hs
was requested to state that Mr. J. T.
Woldon had sent word that he was in
..'vov of building a new court hous^.
' r. Dave Weldon expressed himself
1. mg opposed to doing anything.
or C. P. Harris expressed him
so. it ho would like to see a new
colli use, but did not think we wero
in plu. j3 at this time to destroy
what Wi have and rebuild. He was
not v.'illir.g to build new or to make
any ;>dditions, but would agree to ab
solutely necessary repair.
Mr. W. H. Ruffin readily conceded
that the court house was unworthy of
Franklin couuty, and that he was in
favor of a new one, but did not think
this an opportune time to build. He
thought we could make. out with what
we have, but would recommend ar
ranging a rear stairway entrance to
the court room. He thought some
thing ought to be done with the jail
as he didn't think U. fit for a dog.
Mr. A. F. Johnstm, Editor Franklin
Times, stated that since he had been
named in the discussion he thought it
best that he state his position, with
out accepting any remarks as person,
al. As for himself he was in favor of
building a new court house with jail
on top at a cost not to exceed $150,
000..00, and certainly preferred this
to spending any money in remodeling,
but that it was a question for the peo
ple of the county to decide and any
thing they did would be accepted with
'the greatest satisfaction to him.
Mr. Newell stated that the question
resolved itself into a problem of two
proposition* as he saw it and there
fore he would proceed to put them in
order. He called for all in favor of
building a new court house with a
jail on top to raise their hands. Only
a few hands were extended.
He next called for all in favor of
the Commissioners making theneces- j
sary repairs to the court house and
jail to raise their hands. Practically
all present voted to so Instruct the
This ended a most Interesting meet
ing of a court house full of Franklin
BOABI) OF KIHJCATION MEETS
Only Mnttcrs of Small Importance Be
fore Board ? Sale of School Property
The Board of Education of Franklin /
County met In regular session on I
Monday with all present except Jones. |
After approving minutes of previous
meeting business was disposed of as j
Mr. A. H. Vann was appointed a '
committee to sell the Popes and Mt.
Olivet school property.
A colored delegation seeking assis
tance on building a room on to their
school -were Instructed to meet with
the Board the first Monday In May in
order to get their needrf Included in a
The Board approved a loan of $20,
000 from the State Literary Fund for .
the Frankllnton Oraded School.
It was ordered that all school prop- .
erty In Frankllnton township be turn
ed over to the Trustees of Franklin- 1
ton Oraded School.
The resignation of Mr. F. C. Olas- j
gow as Trustee of the Cedar Rock |
school was handed In verbally! The j
?Board deferred action that Mr. Olas
gow might make his resignation in |
After allowing a number of accounts
the Board adjourned to Its next regu
lar meeting. ??
BIO HOO KILLING
Possibly the biggest hog killing
that has taken place in Franklin coun
ty was that on Mowrtay by Mr. W. P.
Hayman, of Justice, who reports kill
ing fifty head netting him five thous
and pounds of meat.
Mr. Haymon Is the man who sells
pigs, and It will be seen from above
raises them to.
TOWN COMMISSIONERS MEET
l'uss Automobile Parking Ordinance*
? Ileiwrt* Received ? Several Tax
The Hoard of Town Commissioners
(or Loulsburg met in regular session
on Friday night with all members
present except Leonard and Howell.
After reading and approving minutes
of previous meetings th? following
business was transacted:
The A. Tonkel matter was held over
till next meeting for report.
F. J. Beasiey and J. J. Barrow were
authorized to settle with Mr. McGrady
administrator of the estate of D. C.
High, and to give receipts for settle
ment of funds in his hands left by D.
C. High. Tax Collector.
A refund order was Issued on the
tax account of G. W. Ford estate to
correct error in listing.
An ordinance was passed prohibit
ing the parking of automobiles on the
' streets between the hours of 3 and 6
o'clock a. m. in the business part of
town which Is designated within the
limits as follows: Franklin Street on
the North, Church Street on the West,
river bridge on South,, and Spring
Btreet on East.
It was also ordered that no automo
biles shall be parked at any time on
the east side of Main street between
Franklin street and the bridge or on
the West side thereof between F. N.
Spivey's and the river bridge; nor on
the west side of Market street.
It was ordered that the amount of
insurance on -the auto truck be reduc
ed from $10,000.00 to $5,000.00.
E. H. MaTone's tax was corrected to
correspond with the county books.
An ordinance relative to damage of
town property without proper permis
sion was passed.
It was ordered that the Clerk be di
rected to send A. W. Alston an Item
ized statement of account due the town
by him and ask for settlement.
Chief of Police B. H. Meadows re
ported the following collections ?
[costs $29.20, fines $5.00, licenses $93.00.
I J. J. Barrow, Clerk, reported col
After allowing a number of ae
j counts the Board adjourned to its
: next regular njeeting.
BOX PARTY AT LOIISBCKG
There will be an "old-timcy" Box
Party at Loutaburg College given by
the Junior Class, February 15. 8:00
All the old are cordially invited to
come and "re-live" their childhood .
The young are also cordially Invited
to come and sek how their fathers and
There will be plenty of boxes filled
with eood things to eat. and good
company to enjoy it. with.
TEX COMMANDMENTS, OUT OF
The above Is the subject of a series
of sermons to be delivered at Cedar
Rock Baptist Church beginning Sun
! day morning. February 10th. 1924. by
' the Rev. J. R. Everett, according to
I announcement made from Cedar Rock.
Each second and fourth Sunday one
of the Commandments will be selec
ted as a text, for a period of ten Sun
days. The public la invited to go out
and hear these sermons.
If. you miss the spelling match at
the Court House Monday evening. Feb- |
Washington, Feh. 8. ? Woodrow
Wilson's life was marked by mil*
Born at Staunton, V?l, Decemb
ber JR. 1858.
Selected aa president of Prince
ton, August 1. 1901, attar It years
aa collate profeeeof.
Elected governor at Maw Jersey,
Not ember 10, 1110.
Nominated for President in d?m
ocratla national oOATatttlon Balti
more, July t 1*11
Elected President November i,
Inaugurated Maroh 4, IBIS.
Reelected President, November
Asked Congress to declare war
on Germany April 1, 1917.
Sailed for France, December ^
1(18, a a head at American peace
Signed treaty of Versalllea, June
Suffered nervous breakdoipi near
Wichita, Kansas, September 18,
Strtoken with paralysis at White
Houae, October S, 1119.
Retired from prealdenoey, Maroh
Died at Washington, February I,
EX-PRESIDENT WOOOROW WILSON
* TIRED MAN, CLOSED HIS EVES
AND PASSED INTO THE
M END CAME PEACEFUL
; Life Ebbed Away While He 8!ept ?
Nation Bows Head In Sorrow As
Former President Passes Out.
[ Washington, Feb. 3. ? Former Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson died at 11.15
o'clock Sunday morning.
j The end was peaceful. Life ebbing
away while he slept.
i A tired man, he closed- his eyes, and,
j "sustained and soothed by an unfal
| terlng trust," passed on to the great ?
hereafter "like one who wraps the '
drapery of his couch about him and ]
lies down to pleasant dreams."
Dr. Grayson, his friend and physi- '
clan, announced the end of the great
war President in this bulletin:
"Mr. Wilton died at 11:15 o'clock.
His heart's action became feebler and
; feebler, and the heart muscle was so
I fatigued that it refused to act any
longer. The end came peacefully.
"The remote causes of death lie in
his ill health which began more than
four years ago, namely: general
arterio-achlerosis with haemophllgia.
The Immediate cause of death was ex
haustion following a digestive distur
bance which began in the early part
of last week but didn't reach an acute
stage until the early morning hours
| of February 1."
Grim Reaper Enters.
Last Friday the grim reaper had
, forced his way into the house after
i wiaitng on the doorstep more than
ktour years. Saturday he had ad vane- '
ed to the landing on the staircase, and
stood counting off the ticks of the
great clock. Saturday night he knock- .
ed on the chamber <Joor.
A faithful physician and a loyal wife
stood with their backs against It.
At 9 o'clock he rattled the knob j
and called to the peaceful prostate
figure on the bed ? * great bed long
and wide, a replica of the bed in
which Abraham Lincoln slept in the
White House, with a golden American
eagle and * tiny silk American flag
Just over th* head board.
The watchers knew the battle wai
lost At the portal of the door now
open, the faithful negro servant hov
ered. On the bed, sitting beside her
husband, sustained with all the forti
tude and composure of a woman fus
ing a crisis, waa Mrs. Wilson, hold
ing between her hands the wan, with
ered right hand that had proved the
pan mightier than the sword. Near
tke foot of the bed was his youngest
daughter, Margaret, resigned to the
lneyttable. Close by. tears welling
from his eyes and coursing down his
ofceeks was Dr. Orayeon, taking the
meaaure of the fluttering pulse, weak
er and fainter with 4a eh effet
Death advanced and beckoned for
Uli? lftlL time. The tired, woraont
man drew a long breath, there was
a slight flutter of the eyelids, and
almost imperceptible twitch of the
| Woodrow Wilson's soul had drifted
out on the great dark tide that runs
; around all the world.
From 100 Pulpits.
Out through a city stilled in a Sab
bath morning's reverential calm, his
namew as beting spoken from a hun
dred pulpits. In the Central Presby
j terlan church, where he faithfully
I wont to worship while the flesh was
I able, a choked-up congregation had
i sung "The Son of Ood Goes Forth to
I War." "How Firm a Foundation," and
"Onward. Christian Soldiers," favor
lte hymns in which ha loved to lift his
vqfee in a happier, beter day. Over a
I great land that had acclaimed him
| chief and in lands across the seas
j where he had been hailed a* a rod of
peace, prayers were rising for the re
pose of his soul.
' In the street before the square
brick house where he has lived with
Ms memories, his hopes and his re
grets, was another scene. Thore walk
a gathering of people there. It was
not a fruaading throng oome to a
Mecca in pilgrimage to attest rheir
faith in ideals he personified. It was
a group of men and women kneeling
on the pavement in silent prayer.
Small paper slips bearing the inscrip
tion, "peace on earth, good will to
ward men." held in their hands, flut
tered in the chill -ind which swirled
up the debris and litter left there by
the watchers engaged in the solemn
ity of the death watch that the world
As Mr. Wilson Passed.
"Mr. Wilson is attaining the peace
that passeth all understanding," said
their leader, while the throng sank
to its knees and remained in silence
for a minute. Then a sickly sun
broke through a cloud bank. A little
native warbler, a pilgrim venturing .
north in search of early sun and '
spring, stopped for a moment, and
from his twig aloft uttered a happy;
Almost at '.hat moment Mr. Wilson
was passing on.
Immediately tho great government
over which he presided for eight
years began taking steps to give
marks of its respect. President Cool
idgo heard^the word of Mr Wilson's
death while in church with Mrs. Cool- 1
ldge. Immediately at the conclusion j
of the services he drove to the Wilson ,
home and left cards. I^&ter bo sent !
his secretary to ofTer aid.
Flags on government buildings and
government property everywhere were !
loweredt o half mast. The news went
to army posts everywhere and to the
ships at sea. A 30-day period of oftl- 1
clal mourning was ordered as the gov- !
eminent had done for Colonel Roose
velt and other former presidents.
Congress arranged to adjourn Monday,
executive departments were ordered
ok>sed on the day of the funeral, so*
clal activities at the White House com- 1
ing within the period of mourning
were ordered abandoned.
OfTlclala telegrams were dispatched !
to the am harries and legations abroad
for the Information of foreign govern
ments. One cablegram going to far
off 8lam carried the news to Mr. Wil
son's daughter, Mrs. Francis Bowes
Say re. She is with her hnsband in
Bangkok, where he Is adviser to the
Siamese government Another tele
gram was dla&atohed to Mr. Wilson's
QtktT daughter, ftfrs. "Wm. Q McAdoo, |
(Continued on Page Eight)
RF -APPOINT HOAI) TRUSTEES
Receives &>tH>*on ^rftYin Note ? To Look j
Into Frunklln CountyN Ailottraent
For Highway Construction? Recelv- J
es Many Report* ? Pays for Stock
kiJled by Dog's.
The Board of County Commissioners i
met in regular session on Monday
with all members present. After ap
proving minutes of previous meetings
business was disposed of as follows:
A petition by J. R. Pearce. of Youngs
ville, asking the Beard to appropriate
$3.00 for the apprehension and con
viction of blind tigers and bootleggers
to be paid to detectives and charged
against defendant as costs to com?
back to county. The Board instruct
ed the Clerk to take this matter up
with the Solicitor.
Percy Eaton was allowed $20 for
two hogs bitten by mad dogs ? same
not to be paid until dog tax is collect
W. C. Whitaker was allowed $5.00
to repair bridge near Whitakers.
Report of E. C. Perry, Superintend^
ent Public Welfare was received and
tiled and his recommendations carried
out as follows: Eleanor C'rudup be
placed on outside pauper list at $3.00
per month, that Elizabeth Thorpe and
Mary Person be stricken from outsido
pauper list, and that all vouchers is
sued to Helen Gupton.be cancelled ?
she being dead.
Reports of the Boards of Road Trus
tees of the following townships were
received and- ordered turned ovec^xa.
the Auditor: Dunns. Cypress Creek,
Cedar Rock. Franklmton, Louisburg.
Gold Mine. Sandy Creek.
The expense allowance of the Court
Stenographer was placed at not to ex
ceed $2.00 per day.
J. H. Wood was allowed $12 as bur
ial expenses of William Wood, as out
W. H. Vaughan was allowed two
cans of malted milk.
T. W. Boone for 3 years and J. O.
May for 2 years were reappointed
Road Trustees of Cedar Rock town
S. A. Newell and M. S. Davis ap
pointed a committee to get the figures
from the State Highway Commission
as to what Franklin County is entitled
to and report to a meeting of the Board
to be held on the 12th.
Report of Dr. J. E. Malone. County
Health OfTicer, was received and filed.
A mo* ion prevailed to matte the fol
lowing payments for stock killed by
dogs: J. H. Fuller, two hogs $40.00;
, J. R. Williams, one cow $25.00; L. O.
Frazier, one turkey $10.00.
Report of J. J. Holden. Superinten
dent County Ho^je was received and
filed. He reports 14 white and 12 col
ored inmates. Since last report Sam
Bartholomew died. _
June Harris was reappointed a mem
] ber of the Sandy Creek Road Board
for three years.
J. A. Creekmore for 2 years and A.
E. Spivev for 3 years were appointed
to succeed themselves as members of
the Cypress Creek Board of Road
Upon motion the Home Demonstra
tion Agent was allowed a telephone
and six chairs for her ofTlce.
S. P. Boddie was before the Board
to ask privilege of the American Leg
| ion build a log hut near the jail. T.
| S. Dean. J. R. Jones and S. A. Newell
i appointed a committee to investigate
The following Road Trustees for
Dunns township were reappointed: E.
O. Pearce. F. S. Pearce. H. H. Bedding
field. J. M. S tailings. C. C. Pippin. J.
i The Clerk was ordered to instruct
i SherifT H. A. Kearney to have the w^re
fence on the county property near the
fire house removed.
The Board received a check from P.
1 B. Griffin of $500.00 oh notes.
The Board after allowing a number
of accounts adjourned to meet again
on next Tuesday.
Supt. E. L. Best. leader of one of the
circles of the Methodist Church, call-;
ed the members of his circle into a
meeting on last Monday night at his
office to perfect an organization.
Mrs. F. H. Allen was appointed Pres
ident. Mr. R. W. Smithwick, Sec'y., A.
F. Johnson. Chairman of Publicity
Committee, Mesdames O W Dowel, W.
B. Barrow and W. D. Egprton a pro
gram committee. It was decided to
moot once each month and that the
dues should be 10 ceats per month
each, which goe? to prorlde refresh
Circle has a membership of
" *wenty-flve and expects to get
itself in shape to be of real value to
the church through knowing themsel
ves better, and being organized for
any opportunity to render service.
HR. J. W. MANN MOVES TO SAN
Mr. J. W. Mann left Wednesday for
Sanford, where he will make his future
hc^me. Mr Mann la on?- of the State's
most successful insurance men and
has built a large business In North
Carolina, which he feels demands that
he locate in some point more conven
ient. Regretting the lots of Mr. Mann
as a citizen Louisburg congratulates
Stanford upon Ita gain.
Mrs. Mann will join her husband
among the visitors
SOKE VOC h.NOW AMD SOHE TOO
DO SOT KNOW.
Personal Items About Folks Aa4
Their Krlends Who Trarel Her*
Mr. G. A. Ricks visited Raleigh Tuea
Mr. fcT~ H. Malone went to Raleigb
Mr. W. H. Allen went to Richmond
Mr. K. K.- Allen returned Tuesday
! Mr. O. C. Hill went to Raleigh on
| business Tuesday.
i Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Holden went to
Ttbcky Mount Wednesday.
Mrs. Ida Hale left Saturday to visit
1 her son, Mr. E. M. Hale at Dillon, S.
Messrs. L. Kline. C. E. Pace, J. E.
Thomas and E. F. Thomas went to
Mr. W. W. Green, of Haye-jvllle
i township, returned this week from a
. visit to Washington City.
Supt. and Mrs. E. C. Perry, Miss
; p-ieanor Perry and Mr. Edward Cru
dup Perry spent Tuesday in Raleigh.
Mrs. D. G. Pearce returned home
Wednesday from Nashville and Rocky
Mount. where she has been visiting
Mr. W. H. Ruffin returned the past
week from Charlotte where ne attend
| ed a meeting of the Managers of the
| >E W DEMONSTRATION AGENT
i Miss Cathleen Wilson, of Lowry
ville, S. C.. succeeds Miss Addie Bor
deaux. as Franklin County's new Homo
i Demonstration Agent. Miss Wilson
(comes highly recommended, is a grad
juate of State College of Maryland, and
! has served four years as Home Dem
onstration Agent of Cabarrus county.
She enjoys the enviable reputation as
I being among the States most capable
; and popular Home Agents.
She was very appreciative of the
good attendance at the County Coun
t cil held in Louisburg on last Satur
day when twenty-five representatives
( were present. A most enjoyable meet
, Ing was held.
Miss Wilson will have her office in
Tffce offices of the Business Men's As
' sociation over Jno. W. King's store.
I >OTICE TO STATE INCOME TAJC
Mr. John B. Mays, Jr.. says that he
i will be in Louisburg, X. C. at the
Court House on Feb. 11th. 1924. for
the purpose of assisting all those lia
ble for filing State Income Tax Re
turns for the year 1923.
| There will be a special communica
I tion of Sandy Creek Lodge No. 183 A.
i F. & A. M. at 2 o'clock p. m. Saturday,
j Feb. 16th. 1924., All members are
urged to be present. Visiting breth
ren cordially invited.
A. S. GUPTOX. W. M.
G. P. FOSTER. Sec y.
SERIES OF LECTURES
Rev. J. W. Patton, Assistant Grand
Lecturer of the Grand I>o<Ige of Ma
sons of Xorth Carolina will be in Lou
| isburg and give a series or lectures at
the Masonic Hall beginning Monday.
February 11th. and win last for two
weeks, according to announcement
| made Wednesday by Mr. W. B. Bar
row. Master of the I^ouisburg Lodge.
AH Masons interested are invited to
attend each of these lectures.
The sales at the tobacco warehouses
In Louisburg the past week have been
especially good and satisfactory to all
The receipts at the Cooperative
house have been heavy and the beet
of satisfaction prevailed.
No time has been set as yet for the
closing of the market but it Is expect
ed to take place the latter part of tfela
month or the first o# March. Qet
your tobacco ready and bring It on to
Come to the Court House on Mon
day evening at eight o'clock. Cnder
the auspices of the Woman's Club
there will be an old fashioned spell
ing match. "The Fats rs. The Lean*."
There will be an erenlmg of ftta.
The graded school orchestra will fur
nish the music and the nrt and Lean
ladles and gentlemen will spell. Tkt
admission. AdulU tfto and Children
15c, will be used for the loach fiML
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