A. P. JOHNSON, EDITOR AND MANAGER
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION,
SUBSCRIPTION SI .00 PER VRaw
LOUISBURG, N. C.. FRIDAY MAY 2*. 1912
Louisburg Female College Closes Success
BACCALAUREATE SERMON BY
The Exercises of an Exceeding
ly Hlifh Order? Literary Ad
dress Br Attorney-General
T- W. BioKett? Many Visitors
to Attend Commencement.
The Louisburg Female College has
ju?t closed perhaps the very best year
ia its long-and useful history, which be
gan in 1802, Under th? wise and effi
cient management of Mrs. Irey Allan,
the president, and her able corps of as
sistents, the institution has grown
steadily forward. Louisborg feels
justly proud of this spleadid institution
in her midst, and reckons It as oae of
her most valuable assets. The deposit
left by the faculty and studeat body
from year to year greatly enriches
every phase of life in our town. Rj r
reference to the recent catalogue,' we
notice that thirty-five counties tmd four
States are represented on the roll of
students. In evsrvjle^artment of the
College work this year a high standard
has been maintained. The personnel
of the student body has been unusually
jlne. snd not a single case of serious
illness or discipline has marred the hjtr
monipus workings of the institution.
TheKJommencement exercises began
Sunday inorninf with the baccalaureate
sermon bjrBev. J. M. Ormond, of Hllls
boro, in the\Methodist church. Dr.
Ormond chose \for his theme, "The
Power of a Great purpose, " using as a
text the familiar woids of Paul, "This
one thing I do," Phil. 3^3. He said In
part, we are living in 'an age of con
centration. The fewer things we try
to do, the greater the skill^acquired.
For the greatest results and tfia high
-est efficiency, we must concentrate.
This is true in the sphere of education.
There is an ever increasing tehdencV
to specializing, to making the courses of
study in our institutions of learning
?elective. It is true in the industrial
world. Much better results are attain
-ed in the factory where there is a di
vision of labor than where an individual
works separately. K two cent postage
.stamp goes through 200 hands before
it is completed.
Concentration prevents dissipation of
?energy. One ideal must be kept be
fore the individual constantly. It is
impossible to approach two with satis
faction. One can not reach the high
est success as a physician and a me
chanic at the same time.
The same principle obtains in the
case of a musician, an orator, an arch
itect, or fortune builder. *
, Forethought is a Hark of superiority
It is that that differentiates the child
(he adult, and the savage from the cir
ilized man. The higher the grade of
civilization, the greater will be the
.ability to foresee.
Now if concentratioa of effort is so
essential in building a house or a for
tune, producing the largest and best
results, how much more is this true of
building a life. There must be a defi
nite fixed goal or you cannot accom
plish what yon would like to. For lack
of this, we see all about us unfinished
lives, failures because they did not
know what they wanted to do. On the
cr^rmher hand, you will see highly success
^Jful men- and women, who perhaps
Were not so richly endowed naturally
at the others, but who set for them
selves'a task, and went steadily for
ward until that. task was accomplished.
Then, too, the pewer of a great pur
pose furnishes us with sufficient enthu
siasm to spur us on and insure success.
I like to see a bey get a grip on a
great ideal. That boy will accomplish
snmethiag provided anether ideal does
not come in to dissipate the first. There
it great power in enthusiasm. Any
thing that fills the soul absolutely full
drives you on to accomplish the most
difficult tasks. Dream high, dream
long, dream large. You will never
realUe more than you dream.
You may be misunderstood. Paul
and Christ were, and were accused of
being crazy, and you will be, it you do
something that will make jou different
from other folks; but don't let that atop
you. It is a sad day fer anyone when
' they have no enthusiasm. It ought to
burn your very life, for there will be
very little light from yoar life unless
there is considerable baraing ia it
Many tasks will rot you of your en
thusiasm. One task will arouse it.
The hope of the world lies in enthuai
asm. When you loes that, you have
.lost all hope or luooeec
You graduates are now re?4y to put
into force what you have been dream
ing together knowleege, but it is be
coming something. Would you be an
artist? Then train your eyes to Bee
the beauties of nature. Would you be
a Musician? "Train your ears to hear
the music of heaven. Would yob be
came a teacher? Sit at the feet of the
great mountain teacher. Would you
be a houae builder? Take for your
model the Kingdom of Uod.
But no matter what yourdreams have
been as musleian, artist, teacher, or
house builder, you still hare a. great
unfinished task before you, the building
of your life. What are you going to do
with your life?_ Paul said, forgetting
those things that are behind, and reach
ing forth unto- those things that are
befors, I prtsa toward the mark. You
mustj?6ve a mark. For thirty years
Patil was doing one thing, though it
was wrong. When he got on the right
track he still pursued one thing, the
glory ef God, until he received the
crewn of glory. Oh, the power of a
great viiien! Paul was not disobedi
ent to his, even though he had to
bear in his body th* marks of the Lord
Jesus for his witnessing for Christ.
It is so important, yohng ladies, that
you can get yoor life the highest ideal,
one that is lot simply human, that you
see with your natural eyes, but one
that inspires, one that saves and
redeems your life from destruction.
Jesus Christ is the only ideal worthy
of your following. He will lift you out
?f self into a higher life, out of
death inte eternal life. The success of
your life will depend upon your do
ing this one thing? taking Itsus as'
your ideal and Savior. If you ever ac
complish anything worth while it will
come through Him.
And when you come to the end of
this journey you can say, as did the
veteran apostle, "I have fought a good
fight, I have finished my course, I hare
kept the (aith; henceforth there is laid
up for me-a crown of rightousness."
Mb. 11 ARRELL'3 Sbrmok.
The sermon ?( Rev. T. C. Harrell, of
Raleigh, before the T. W. C. A., a
very valuable and flourishing institu
tion in the work of the College, Sunday
night at the Metkodist church, was
well received, and we regret that eur
space will permit of only a brief synop
Mr. Harrell toek for his text, "Verily
I say unto you, they hare their re
The thought he emphasized was that
we find in life precisely what we are
looking for, and what we want most,
and we become like those things that
we love best. For instance, a sailor
goes around the world and returns
home and all ha can tell is the price of
rum in the different ports he visited.
That is what h? wu looking for. But
another man got, not half so far, and
return*, and he tells of cathedrals and
ruiaed civilizations, and splendid art
galleries he saw and the Boul entrancing
music he heard, which inspired and
ennobled his life. That is what he was
He told of the cartoonist, who could
see something funny in everything, no
matter how beautiful or sacred, be
cause he was looking for it, and. of the
great artist, Raphael, who said, "In all
my journey? over the earth I hare never
seen the face of a woman, however de
graded, that I did not see something of
the beauty and the holiness of the Vir
gin's face If one hopes for simply the.
ordiaary in life, he will gat that. If
one starts out in life merely to hava a
good time he will have it. God gives
us what we supremely want, but it
sometimes means oar deatraction. We
never rise above wr ambition.
If you seek for God, you can find Him
for "all the earth is crowned with
heavan. And every comaon bush is
aflame with God, but only he who seas
takes off his shoes. " The audiences at
both services taxed to the liasit the
auditorinm and Sunday school rooms
of the Methodist chnrch. All the Col-,
lege girls, arrayed in beautiful white
uniforms, occupied the middle tier of
seats just in front of the minister.
The graduating class wore caps and
Quite a fine teatura of both services
was the music rendered by the College
ehorus, a trio by three of yeung iadiea,
and a solo by ^iias Mary Bell* Macon,
who graduate* this year in voice.
Th? Alumna* Banquet.
Monday night In tha beaatl fully
d*co rated College dining hall the an
nual alumnae banqaet was spread, hav
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MR. ORREN R. SMITH.
The Originator of the Stars and Bars.
L0U1SBURG GRADED SCHOOL CLOSED FRIDAY
The Exercises Interesting and Much Enjoyed? Address of
Prof. Brooks Pine^Wlnnlns: Essay and
? Presentation Address.
The commencement exercises of the
Louisbarg Graded School which took
place on last Friday |eyenin7 marks
the closing of a most successful year.
? On accffunt of illness it was impossible
to carry out the programme in .full, but
the exercises were fully enjpyed by a
large and enthusiastic audience. , .
The address of Prof. Eugene C.
P rooks, head of the department of En
glish of Trinity College and President
of the Teachers' association was truly
great. Masterful in its conception and
eloquent in its delivery It showed so
deep and broad a knowledge, of psy
chology, pedagogy, and so sympathetic
an understanding of the problems, of
teachers, parents and children, that
words are inadequate to do justice to.
its merit. Our people have rarely had
such a literary treat.
To all it was deeply interesting.
Of the deepest interest to the citi
zens of Louisburg was the presentation
at the Graded School Friday night of
the Orrin Smith Medal.
This medal was presented by Miss
Jessie Smith through the Joseph J.
Davis Chapter for the best essay writ
ten by a pupil of the high school on
"The Stars and Bars;" Mr. William
Avera Winston's essay was unanimous
ly declared by the judges to merit this
honor at which his many friends were
The medal is a star of gold encircled
by laurel wreath within, which in beau
tiful enamel is the tlag of the Confed
eracy? the "Stars and Bars."? the
flag designed by Capt. Smith fashioned
of homespun material, accepted at
Montgomery as the flag of the Confed
eracy, and first unfurled on the court
house gqaare at Louisburg? our own
toyed "Stars -and liars."
It was peculiarly sad that he who
would have so beautifully presented
this medal, and the young (rand-son of
the Confederacy who won it should hare
1>een kept away on accouat of illness
? Mr. Smith, Ins own, and Wi liam that
of his beloved grand father.
The eloquent letter written by Mr.
Smith .wag feelingly read by Mr. RufBn
and a beautiful tribute paid this brave
veteran of three wars.
Not alone in war were his brave deeds
done. During a terrible fire here many
remember gratefully his heroic ac
tions. A brave soldier, a loyal citisen
and a neble gentleman. Louisburg is
proud to ciaim him.
His letter, and the successful essay
are printed in full and may the
grows folks as well **s the children
read and keep' * reea in , their_jmemory
the story of our flag? WWy* 'Stars and
Bars." May our childreaV. children
hold ever in honor the name Orren
Smith, and where he unfurled the. flag
may there stand some day a fitting and
beautiful memorial. , \
The following was the presentation
address of Mr. Orren Hmith which, on
account of the illness ef Mr. Smith, was
reed by Mr. W. U. Rafflo
MiCiS Pbbsident, Fkihnd^:?
The Stars and Bars was Louisb org's
j flag. It was made in Louisburg by a
i Louisburg jfirl of dress Goods bought
j in Ivouisburg. It was a gift from
I Lnuiaburg to the Confederate States
i of America and the Confederate States
It was fifty one years ago, March 18,
.871, that in this town I raised the
first "Stars and Bars in North Caro
| The whole town and country were
[interested and there were hundreds that
I saw our flag sunt aloft; there are only a
few here today who were present that
day. for a half century is a long time
and (He war took so many of our brav
est and best that were here on that
! Still it is to this town of Loaiabutg.
the county feat of franklin, that has a
right to claim the honor of nayiag
given to the Confederacy the "Stars
and Bars," and I am gladder than any
of you that to you through the Jos. J.
Davis Chapter U. D. C.. today the
'medal is given for the best historical
essay on Our Flag.
I am glad that the old town om Tar'
river will go down in hiatory as the'
giver ?f the first Confederate Flag, and
lam grateful that I was the man '
through whom this honer comes to
Louisburg, and every where all over
the world where there is a Daughther
of the Confederacy there will this Hag
be honored, for every U. D. C. , wears
I.ouisburg's Flag as her badge.
the man for whom your ohapter is
named was *ne of the best men in the
service. Daughters, you honor your
selves in naming our chapter for Hon.
Jos. J. Davis, and I am glad and proud
that it is the chapter bearing his name
that preaenta this medal. He gloried
in his "Grey" in his town and in his
State, iand in his country. "He waa al
ways working to bring honor and great
ness to his home town. ?
| Daughters, friends, I thank you for
what you have done this day, in the
name of the Old North State apd the
men 'she gave to fight for"The Rights,"
for the U. D. C. every where, and for
mr own self, thank you.
The following is the essay that won
1 the medal :
Since the first rode tribe carried in its
foremost ranks same pole ?r spear, to
lead and encourage its men in battle,
man has had some symbol representing
country and home. This symbol he
honors and reveres even un<o death.
Is it any wonder then that in the
"sixties" when the South felt thatber
liberty and honors were at stake, that
an ardent secessionist had already, in
his mind, a flag for the new nation,
even before the Senators and Repre
sentatives of the seven seceded states
had met in Montgomery, Alabama, te
decide on a new constitution and flag?
Such a man was Orren Rando'ph
He took his idea from the Trinity,
"Three in One." White stood for par
itv. Blue for constancy and Red for
bravery. The three bars wen for
Chareb, Stat* and Frees. Red rep
resented State, Legislative, Judiciary
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION
Held in Loulsburg On Monday, May 20th,
at 12 O'clock.
* * - "
and Exceattve; WhftJy Church, Father,
Son and Holy Ghost; Red for Press,
freedom of ?po?<h and freedom of con
science?all bound together by a fields
of blue (the heavens over all) bearing
a star for each state in Confederation.
The.seven white stars were placed in a
circle, showing that each state had
equal rights and pdviliges- The circle
stood for eternity and signified. -'Yon
defend me and I'll protect you."
When the- Confederate Congress ad
vertised for niadola^Major Smith says,
"I cot the stars and tore the bars and
got Hias Rebecca liurphy to sew the
stiches for small flag twelve by fifteen
inches to send to Montgomery, sug
gesting that a star be added for each
state that joined the Confederacy."
The flag was accepted and named the
"Star* and Bars."
So enthusiastic was Major Smith that
before ha knew his model had been ac
cepted h^tietermined to raise a similar
flag in bia own town. Buying dreaa
goeds from Barrow's store he rot Misa
Rebetca Murphy, then living where the
depot now stands, to make a flag nine
by twelve feet. Miss Murphy, assisted
by her aoat and Miss Nora Sykes, Sn- 1
Ished the flag on Sunday. Major Smith
helped by Fornifold Green, spliced two
poplars at the blacksmith, just above
the "Old Mill" making a pole one hun
dred feet long. Planting this upon the
court house square at Louisburg, N. C.,
Monday, March 18, 1861, two months
befoie North Carolina seceded the first
'?Stars and Bars" was flung to the
breeze. Over the flag floated a blue
streamer like an Admiral has on his
ship when "Homeward Bound," On
this pennant was a star for each seced
ed state and one for North Carolina, as
she" was "Homeward Bound."
Proudly this flag waved, defying rain
and storm until in the spriag of 1865,
when a part of Sherman's army was
sent here under Cap. Pummel, only a
few tatters remained. .
Cutting down the staff they placed it
on Bick's corner and raised the Union
But the first "Stars and Bars" bad
played its part. It has returned ;to
"Yet 'tis wreathed around with glory.
And 'thrill live in song and story
Though its folds are in the dust.
For its fame in brightest pages,
Penned by poets and by sages,
Shall go sounding down through ages."
"History ol the Stars and Bars"?
Maj . 0. Ft. Smith.
"Birth of the Stars and Bars"? MisS
J. R. Smith, Mrs. W. B. Winborme
(Misa Rebecca Murphy) Peter A.
Brannon, Clerk of 8tatJ jjistorian,
Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. M. S. Davis,
Louisburg, N. C., Mr. John Allen,
Louisburg, N. C.
We acknowledge receipt of the fol
Mis. Willis Boddie
invites joa to be present
at the marriage of her daughter
Mr. David Watford Spivey
on Tuesday morning the fourth of June
1 llatrmit rtVlnf If
Methodist Episcopal Chnrch, South
Louisburg, North Carolina
Enclosed are cards reading: "At
home after June fifteenth Youifgaville,
Miss Boddie is the daughter of the
late Willis W. Boddie, and is one of
Louisbu'g's most popular and accom
plished young-ladies. She is the favor
ite among a host of friends and will
add much'to the society of'her new
Mr. Sphrey is a young man of splen
did business ability and is prominently
connected with the interests of his home
town, in which he is one of the most
popular young men.
The many friends of this popular
young couple have waited with mueh
interest this announcement.
The primary Saturday parsed off
very quietly iff regard to all offices
except the Constable, which consumed
the interest of the occasion. The con
testants were Mr. R. W. Hudson, who
was seeking to suceeed himself, and
Mr. J. J. Lancaster. Each one aad
their friends were busy and did some
fine work. The resalt showed l(r.
Hudson had won the fight by three
votes. Mr. Hudsen has Bade a splen
did officer in the past and no doubt will
add credit to himself in Ms next term.
MR- w. H. ALLEN NOMINATED
pOR SHERIFF. ~
-L A. TuPner wins Over A. B.
Wester, Person Withdrawing
- Resolutions Endorsing Hon
w. ^ou Passes Unanimous
and APplause-Harm0?y and
? Good Feeling- Prevailed
At about 12 o'clock n?
??5L* ?rder bv O-taSTJ.? '
Winston and members of tL
Pr?..t, temporary ^eUri- A^
?? township. antC
~2.t Sr^S i'SK
Of Harris township, and s^co.fWiT'
Mr P v Txriii- ? )coaded by
Mr. E. N. Williams, of Sand, Creek
the temporary organization was
permanent. . mada
The chairman then stated to tK?
rention that the object of the til ?
to nominate candidates for rh?
county offices ,?j he vanous
the chairman announced the*
oou'd betakenup. Mr. White ki "pretty
pHma"hes.hidCOnt"ted throu*h 'he
question of the disposition nf hi.
wS^StoL* "V**" Bock dele
S?l'on, which brought about a prettv
ftflnln(: "f the P'?n of ??*
au?_ .. U y *?"ler?l f<?n?cnt and the t
name 6t M ? is . p'?cea
tinn ?h- u Kearney in nomina*
White u T*8 Meonded br Ur- 6. L.
M ,\? Franklinton.
f. J. R. Collie was called t? t+,j
chair and Mr. White nf t , . "
Placed the name oln; W fl i T'0"'
nomination, which w?. Allen in
Cant. P r ai? 8 aeconded by
No ?th A 3t0n' of Louiaburg.
No other nominations beini? m.,i ?i
chairman called for a vote ,lu
?uited as follows: .* hlch ^
Upon motion of Capt I it ir
o t the Frauklinton rfelegation ^ y'
?nation of Mr. Allen waf m-H "?m"
mous. ade ?naui.
Upon motioa of Mr ./ x, ?
Yarbo rough for Register of n <Ji"
order, Mr. F. N VtlT Were ?
ward and held the con rem, o"?
?Pint for fifteen or twen v
with hi, witticisms in witTrf * mu,ut"
the race for this office ',aWlnfr,'rom
?nation of Mr. P. ? (/*? , the non>
fOTt ^ m^^VMcl8ffllltin0,n',M "Po
tion prevailed anH fhT he ?"o
without rdd^~v'.tn T
tions f.r the loyalty of hi. " appr9cia
and thanked the T,iend?
honor conferred upon hrm""0" f<>r the
Next in order was the nomination oi
a candidate (or the House of Repre
sentatives, After this announcement
Mr. W. M. Person, one of the contest
ants for this honor arose and withdrew
his name and at the same time after
referring to his staunch democracy
pledged himself to a firm stand for the
future of the party.
Mr. Gray R. King, of Cedar Roci; '
placed the name of Mr. J. A. Toner In
nomination and Mr. W. K. Maasenban
of Harris, made the second. Mr. G.
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