The Franklin Times
A. r. fun BOK. HTl?i ?M ?Hut* THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION srssCKirri?* 1
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ACTION GIVES IRELAND
STilTT.it TO PANADA'R1
i.MiU4iisa uun was m
ST; PAIL iftiomtiis-n- ?
lum Be T?te? Auraim HlaJKe*
traatlM As President qI The Irish
Kr^lUk IbmAM; After The
Tel* ea Tke Treaty Is AimihH)
S?eem Sun ?1 Hh Sapperter*
Te Meet Witt His? Tedaj la Tfce
lunlM Hnse At Dahlia ;Provls
leas e< Tnetj rader Which Inlu4
a Free Stale.
Dublin. Jan. 7.?The treaty creat
ing the Irish Free State vas ratified
tonight by the Dali Eireann. By a
Majority of seven votea, 64 to 57, the
Dail (an its approval to the document
signed by ita delegates at London. ?
Coincidentally, Eunon De Valera an
nounced his resignation from the pree
idencj of the Irish republic.
The news was received with great
est enthusiasm, and the patient crowds
which had waited for hours outside
the University building m anticipation
of a decision, burst into cheering, even
before the official figures wnrn an
Ratification of the treaty came after I
a day of intense excitement and heat
(j controversy. ^ltbouc? the result
iiy nfaror of the agreement was great
er than had been counted on almost
A teas% strained silence prevailed
while the rote was being taken, and
a gasp of relief went up from the sup
porters of the treaty when the result
was- announced. A dramatic scene
"tWUHmtU L?f VMEia WWW up ?11?.
in broken voice which vibrated with
eeotk*. declared that "the Republic"
nasi !m carried on.
De \alera Break> t?ewn.
?Uirmuallr he broke down so com
pleteiy that he was unable to proceed.
The Dail Kireann. with one accord.
The situation at the adjournment of
the Dait appeared to remain chaotic.
The Dail will meet on Monday and
there is no disposition revealed by De
Yalera and his followers to abandon
the factional struggle. The future
ttmlrol of the Irish Republican army
Is tonight the sahject of anxious spec
ulation. aa Charles Burgess, who
straagly opposed the treaty, is the
minister of defense. So far as the
public is concerned. Dunlin seems de
lighted over ratification. Arthur
Griffith and his colleagues on emerg
ing from the parliament were wildly
cheated and the city tonight is in Jub
ilant spirits. ?
The aew regime tor Ireland has
tow beta approved both by the Brit
ish pnrHnment and by the Dail Eir
eann. Creation of the insh Free
State la provided for In the treaty sign
ed last-Month la London after pro
longed negotiations tor a settlement
of the Irish problems. Its provisions
la nhstasce ara:
I re lead shall have the same constitu
tioaal atataa la the British empire as
the Doalsta of Canada, the Common
wealth of Australia, the Dominion of
New Iwhn and the Union of South
Ireland ahall ha known officially aa
the Irtah Free State, with a parliament
tor the government of
A pi inle>ua?l government Is to be
ant ap to futtloa aatll aa Irish par
; of the Irish
The treaty atipalatee that a re pre
sratattve at the Crowa shall be ap
i army la to
at Oraat Britain.
hy virtue ot
IT the Dail. will toe the
awal at the DiKiah torcea from
of t h* (mil
u Ml at Um British
tin tTMtj kad ?*
te te at Ir*lu4
wt la ISM. Ia tkat ???C kmnr.
trata? aad tka raot ot Iro
MB. WEEKS SATS FOOTS
OFFER IS l?HK OF LOT
Not la I'eMprtiUea?Fert's Oaplete
-A?l? .lUfrN rupwiu???o?iy
Plant ?>< OptnU* n PmtMtf.
Washingtoh.Jan. 7.?Henry FurtTs
oSer for the leas? and operation at
Httacle Shoals, Alabama, nitrate and
water po*?nroJ?cti was character
ised today by Secretary Weeks as the
only "comprehensive proposition be
fore him which Included Both the con
struction of the project, and the man
ufacture of fertilisers." j
The oilers of Frederick Enjstrum,
ler, of San Francisco. were held to be
not In competition" with that ad
vanced by Mr. Ford.
. The plans of these two. It was ex
plained, .related almost entirely fo
construction and did not provide for
the manufacture of fertilisers by jtl
Tinkler Sees Weeks
Washington, Jan. 7.?C. C. Tink
ler president of a San r*ranclsoo con
struction company, conferred today
with Secretary Weeks on the offer of
his concern for the completion and
operation of the Muscle Shoals, Ala
bama. nitrate and water power pro
jects on a semi-governmental basis.
F. C. Hitchcock, engineer ad riser, ac
companied Mr. Tinkler.
? Retore entering the conference room
Mr. Tinkler and associate spoke In
high praise of the properties at Mus
cle Shoals which they had inspected
The enure outlay is tn splendid
condition and sh uld be compacted,"
Mr. Tinklei said.?The development
no matter lo whom entrusted the
| government, should be pasned to com
pletion. The value or development
passes almost into unknown quanities
vwtoi II ifi mnsiilfrml m tvnnyrvlg,
with the improvement It will Rive to
the country surrounding. Industrially,
commercially and from a business
I Mr. Tinkler said his offer -jras com
-plete in every detail "
IAt the conclusion of the conference
with the war secretary ?-nlch lasted
almost an hour. Messrs. Tinkler and
Hitchcock were requested to give the
? army engineers all the Information
j they possessed on the technical phas
es of their offer. Major General
1 Beach, of the engineer corps, and
| Brigadier General Taylor, assistant
! chief, were visited next nod will be
I called upon later by Secretary Weeks
for advice concerning the proposal
| W-Kh-particular reference to Its tech
DEATH OF US. BEX F WILDER.
At the home of her mother, Mrs.
Frances Mltchlner. near Frankllnton.
whom she was visiting. Addle Mltchl
ner Wilder died Jan. 1st. at three
o'clock, after a short Illness of pneu
monia. In her thirty-second year of
On Monday afternoon the funeral
services were conducted by her form
er pastor. Rev. M. Stamps, to whom
she was very much attached, and her
present pastor. Rev. J. A. Hudson, of
Wake Forest. la the aMst of a large
gathering of sorrowing relativna and
friends, she was tenderly laid to rest,
fas the cemetery of Perry's Chapel, of
which charch the was a devoted mem
ber. beneath a mound of btetUftl flo
Her life was tttiagty described, by
the two vrsss of Scripture selected
and read by her torsaer pastor. "That
they teach the young ?passu to he so
ber. to love their husbands, to love
their children, to be discreet, chaste,
keepers at hone. good obedient to their
husbands, that the word at Ood be not
She Is survived by her husband, two
llttla girls. Lnwrtsu. age* ?sua, and
Rath, aged tweaty ?lea noaths. Her
mother, oae brother. Hubert mtchlaer,
and tre sisters. Mrs. C. N. Sherrbd.
of Loulsbarg. Mrs. R. B. (Mil and
Misses Belle. FWeate and Marguerite
Mltchlner. of FTaakltntoa,
Privacy la the oae cheapest thing
to-day. Put oae atckel ta the tele
phoaa booth slot aad you're cut off
frosa the world. ?New Torn Aatrt
Safeguards are ?revile? tor free
don of rvltcio* ud WarMio? wttkla
both tka Irtah Ft?* Slat* u4 Northern
hmal nlllrttlw of Uw p?rt oa
lh* par* of Iralaad. M H prortdad by
tka tnaly, ?ball Will amlat ma
lar Ik* parpoa* of tka ?
kar? alwM aadar tka Oovaranaat ot ]
IWkai Art ta ?* la Ika HoM at On?a
MM ot ?nikar* Irataad. Tkm
, a*k a I*? ???.??>loa?. ara
a* I k na? ot tka Dali Blraaaa.
tka traaty kast r>?r??>? 1? ky adopt-!
tac tka raply t* tka nn ;k traa tka
?at* (Hrani. I
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TO ELECT DELEGATES
all members of cotton growers asso
ciation ENTITLED TO VOTE.
In amnrriunc? with n.n nrrier of the Organisation
CommTEtee of the Gotton Growers Association held
in Raleigh last week all members of the Association
are hereby informed that an election will be held on
Monday, Jan. 16th. 1922, between the hours of 10 and
4 o'clock for the purpose of electing delegates to
the District Convention, who will, together with
delegates from other counties, elect the Director
for the Association. On account of having
the address of all members available it will
be impossible to mail out the ballots. Therefore
it will be necessary for you to come to Louisburg and
cast your vote. Do this without fail and have your
neighbor come also, If he has signed, otherwise get
him to sign and bring him. Remember the date,
Jan. 16th, at Louisburg. N. C. at the FRANKLIN
J. A. MITCHINER, President. -
A. F. JOHNSON, Secretary.
FISHING IN FLOKII?A.
The following letter hag heen re
(font it. Williams, wlu>
Is on a fishing trip to Florlaa:
1 write you a few lines and it you
publish-sauie U ?ill-answer -tor A*u
ter to my friends as I caffhot- write
to ail of them. Some of them may
want to know how I am. We are at
'Stuart, Fla., East Coast fishing in the
St. .Lucie River. It is large river
near the coast, good fishing especially
sheephead, they are so large that we
have to take a hatchet to cut them up.
We came down the Indian river
bank tor hundred and fifty miles, fish
ing all along the way. I don't feel
like I will ever want any more fish to
eat but still have the destre to. catch
them. We are traveling with two
Forda using tents to sleep in, do our
own cooking, the cost very light so
far. We have traveled over a thous
and miles with not a minute of car
trouble. We camp in a tree camping
ground prepared for tourists with wa
ter, electric lights and wood free.
Beef steak and pork, we buy at 35 and
40 cents pound, oysters 50 cent quart,
fish, we catch them.
We came through the finest Orange
and Grape section in the world fa oui1
trip down Indian riTer. The camp
ers range from tramps to millionaires
going and coming all the time.
We are only about 35 miles from
Palm Beach and Miami. We will go
down and visit the millionaires In a
tew days, but they say th&y don't want
poor people there so w? won't tarry
long. We are still in the Orange and
Crape section with Cocoanuts hang
ing over the sidewalk, pineapple and
bananas are growing nere alto.
Oranges are free if you go to the farm
after them, near town tney are 50c
bushel. Cocoanuts are free also
some good and sweet but ynu have to
take an axe to get the hull off. Snap
beans are being shipped from here In
large quantities. I expect to eat
fresh beans for dinner tomorrow. My
wife, Henry, Slddie and Bettie Gray
compose our party. We hare met
some people from Henderson, the on
ly Tar Reels we have met. All but
nyself ar? out with the Henderson
man on his launch sight-seeing. This
Is a One climate, little too not in the
day, cooler In the early morning, bat
the water is bad sulphur. Yoo have
to pomp it then let It cool before you
drink It, but they say it Is healthy.
We hare been well sl-.ce here, wife
doesnt complain of Rheumatlx any
more. I am feeling line.
I will close boptng everything and
everybody In Lioulsburg are getting
Deputy Marshall B. FT. Meadows,
Constable J. R. Thmois anil Special
oJli*n Rrnest Raines anil l>. Rl.-h
ardaon. of Raleigh. report the destruc
tion of a still plant and the capture of
a complete atlll outfit near Robbltt on
Monday. In the Brst Inatanr* three
tart* box ferm enters wltn a capacity
?f about one thouaand gallons ol beer
were destroyed, while ax the latter
place In addition to setting an eighty
Ballon atlll, they destroyed about Ore
hundred gallons of beer, and about
three (mlIons of whiskey.
I HE TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK
?Xhe Tuooday Afternoon ~Boor CluIT
held its regular meetiug with Mrs. J.
L. Palmer, Jan. 10th. 1922. In the
absence of the secretarv Mrs. M.
[Clifton called TTff* mil and read the
minutes of the previous meeting.
It was with keen regret the club ac
cepted Mrs. K. F. Yarborough's res
ignation as secretary.
Mrs. W. E. White consented to fill
her place in a very small way, since
not one of us can ever hope to cope
with Mrs. Yarborough's splendid min
utes. The business of the club dis
persed a most enjoyabde program be
gan. The topic for the arternoon was
Scotland. Mrs. S. P. Boddie's pa
per on Sir Walter Scott and His Coun
try, was very interesting, emphasiz
ing his character and showing the
worlds great indebtedness to him as a
novelist. Mrs. S. J. Parham gave as
a reading a selection from Scott's well
Ittaown novel, Ivanhcfc,' gTting first a
Ifffof sketch of the novel as a whole
and then reading that portion of the
story which^reats of the trial by com
Bat between Ivanhoe and Sir Brian-,
de-Bois Guilbert. the Templar.
Miss Williams' paper Music. Scot-1
ish Ballads, was splendid, all expres
sing delight in her interpretation of
the original Comin' Thro the Rye.
Bonnie, Sweet Bessie, sung by Anna
Case was extremely Impressive. The
depth ot feeling she puts Into these
words, and the way she phrases the
beautiful melody, makes you realize
what a wonderful artist sne really is.
Ct ristine Miller's rendition of My Lore
She's J}ut a Lassie Yet, Hogg; should
go a long way toward conrmclng any
one who has not heard her before that
bhe is one of the world's greatest con
The concluding number on the pro
gram was Annie Laurie, by Lady John
Scott, sung by Anna Can?. There Is
probably no classic ballad today so
widely- known and lore? as Annie
Laurie, and it is with a simple air like
this, that you feel the ?pell ot Anna
Case's personality and her sympathet
ic manner ot singing.
Delicious refreshments -were then
?erred by Misses Elizabeth Morton and
"Bill" Pleasants, and a delightful so
cial hour enjoyed, club members and
guest declaring Mrs. Palmer no rlVal
in her manner ot entertaining. Tha
C'ub adjourned to meet two weeks la
ter with Mrs. W. R. Mills at S:30
o'clock. Club members please noto J
the change in the hour.
DR. J. C. WOOTBlf TO PREACH.
Announcement has been made that I
Dr. J. C. Wooten, Presdlng Elder of
the Raleigh district, will preach at the
Methodist Church at the evening hour
next Sunday, after which the Drat
Quarterly Conference for this year
will he held. Pastor Q. F. Smith
will preaoh at the moving hour, on
th"i subject. "What Chancres will do
for us." Kverybody Is Invited to at
tend each service.
Some of the economists think our i
great President's Idea of a flexible tar-i
Iff wouldn't work out very well, but
we hardly se? why, 1ft view of the suc
cess we have had with flexible plat
forma.?Columbus (Objo) State Jour
>0 srcu STATEMENTS
.Hude To Insurance Commissioner
That Fires Started in Louhburg to
Relative to the statements publish
ed In the Raleigh Times on Thursday
of last week to the effect that \lr^ ol
r um rui^r nf pire Department
of Louisburg. made a report to Ihd In
auranee Commissioner that the ft res"
ir. Louisburg were set by parties aeek
"Tng to secure the insurance on the
buildings, as given out by the Insur
ance Commissioners office, of which
were untrue and a gross injustice to
Mr. Hill, Mr. Stacy w. waae,~ haa
-written \rr. Hill as follows:
IMy dear Mr. Hill:.
I took up yesterday afternoon with
| the Times the matter in wnich the re
port of your fires were given publicity
by this Department. I exceedingly
me correctly. It is as you say in your
statement yesterday, the first part is
correct and the last part was added to
by the reporter. I gave it to him as
you gave it to me and did not mention
in any instance that the fires were
started with the intention of securing
the insurance money, and specifically
stated to him that It was the work of
I trust this explanation and the ex
planation made by the Times last
night will be sufficient and will not
cause you further embarrassment. I
am enclosing you, herein, the >clip
pings taken from the Times on the
5th and 6th.
I was talking with Capt. ?cott last
night over the 'phone and he stated
that he has, so far, secured" very lit
tle evidence in connection with these
Yours very truly.
STACEY W. WADE.
My dear Mr. Hill:
Further replying to your request for
investigation of the burnings in your
city, I desire to state thai you nor any
other person ever rBporierrTO Hits De
partment or any one else that I know
of that these fires were started or thfl |
buildings burned with the intent of
securing the insurance thereon.
Oni' loe.il yaiwr nas assumed abso
lute responsibility for the error in the
statement appearing In the Times and
rdid correet the statement In lis next
Personally I resrret this error, and as
suring you of my co-operation, and!
with best wishes, I aiu
Very truly your friend,
STACEY W. WADE,
In addition Mr. Wade has publish
ed in the Raleigh Times the following
January 10th, 1922.
In regard to the statement coming
from Louisburg saying that the firs
chief reported that people were burn
ing the buildings for the purpose of
.collecting the insurance, 1 want to say
that O. C. Hill, Chief of the Liouisburg
Fire Department, has never made any
such report to the State Insurance De
STACEY W. WADE.
The Raleigh Times also published
h correction, which, together with the
above letters completely exonerates
Mit. K. W. FEKKY DEAD.
His many friends in Franklin coun
ty will learn with much sorrow of the
death of Mr. K. W. Perry, which oc.
curred at the home of- his daughter,
Mrs. L. Y. Baker at ?ebulon on Sat
urday. Mr. Perry was m his eighty
third year and leaves two daughters,
Mrs. J. R. Williams, of Lbuisburg,
and Mrs. L. Y. Baker, of Zebulon,
and one son, Mr. A. A. Perry, of
Dunns township, besides a large num
ber of friends and relatives. Until a
few years ago when his health gave
way Mr. Perry was one ot the most
popular progressive and substantial
citizens In Franklin county and was
a friend and neighbor that wilt bo
greatly missed In his community, ills
remains were laid to rest In the fam
ily burying ground at his home on
Sunday In the presence of a large
number of friends who had gathered
to pay a last sad tribute.
Miss Mamie Breedlove has returned
from Rocky Mount, where she has been
visiting her cousin. Miss Alice Cham
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Smith of Qold
Hock, spent the day Sunday with bis
3lster, Mrs. Preston Breedlove.
Mrs. T. C. Champion and daugh
ter. Miss Alice Champion from Rocky
Mount, spent the day Sunday with her
sister, Mrs. Preston Breedlove. X.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY TO
The January meeting of the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary will t>e held on
Tuesday afternoon, January 17th, at
3:30 o'clock In the Jambes Club. All
members are requested to be present.
MRS. GARLAND A. RICKS,
The 200.000 quarts of champagne
drunk In Parts Christmas didn't
up to our sham-boore.
AMONG THE VISITORS
SOME YOC KNOW AND SOSE TOD
DO NOT KNOW.
Personal Items About Folk? A*#
Their Friend? Who Trarel Here
And There. |
Mr. E. H. Malone visited Raleigh
Messrs. O. C\ Hill and J. E.
Thomas went to Raleigh Tuesday.
Mr. R. A. PeftHfe is visiting his sis
ter. Mrs. J. A. Tucker at New Bern.,
Mr. F. W. Whelesa left tha past
week for a trip to the Northern Mar
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Ruffln return
ed the past week from a visit to Naff
Supt. J. C. Jones spent Sunday
with his wife, who is visiting her
tr other in Warrenton.
Miss Lucy Young has returned to
her school tn Pine Ridge after spend
ing the holidays at home.
Mrs. F. O. Swirf'dell left Wednesday
night to visit her father who is re
ceiving treatment in a hoapiatl In
Miss Elizabeth Morion ha3 just re
turned from Vlrgilina, Va., where sho
vas the guest of Mis? Pleasants, of
Mr. H. H. B. Mask, of Raleigh, was
ill Loulsburg Tuesday to attend a
meeting of members of the Cotton and
Tobalco Growers Coopen<"v? Market
CAST ALI A ITEMS.
At the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Drake, of Elm
City, on Sunday last. Rev. Mr. Glenn,
of the South Rocky ^lrrtnit Methodist
churofa performing the ooromony, their
attractive daughter, Miss lizzie, be
came the bride of Mr. J. J. Edwards,
the new, efficient and popular mail
carrier on Route Xb. t fmm. thin of?
iltST Mr. and Mrs. Edwards motor
ed home Monday and ar? making their
home with Mr. and Mrs. D. X. Smith,
in FraJiklln. : i
Because Gill, was rather respectful
to Balem Arrington's wire, and when
orrtorert to make lit s Yrsits less fre
quent, hot words were exchanged
when Buck Gill put a load of shot in
Arrington's leg. Whereupon Arring*
ton made for his gun and shot Gill
twice, each load taking effect in Gill's
face and shoulder, putting out one
eye. The wounds were not of a very
serious nature and both negroes will
recover. The shooting took place
over in Cedar Rock last week and the
victims were brought here for medi
The following, who were with their
parents for the holidays, have again
taken up their studies: Miss Vera
Purnette, Trinity. Miss Evelyn Bar
tholomew, St. Marys; Miss Myrtle
Drake. Loulsburg; William Boone and
Hurley Braswell' Wake Forest.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Buck, after a
pleasant stay with parents at Winter
\ille. have returned, and with his splen
did corps of assistants have resumed
the Spring term of school nere.
Cupid is at work in the hearts of
some of our young people and Madam
rumor says because of his irresistable
powers sbme of his victims will kneel
at Hymen's Altar.
At an approximate cost of $200,00?
one of the most magnificent Court
Houses in the State is finished, and on
the 23rd of this montli this handsome
structure for the first time will be
opened with fitting and appropriate
ceremonies for a term of Civil Court.
Politics is assuming some propor
tions in this County, and more than
one has flung his hat in the ring for
starters. And regardless ot what
wtll be the results, Mr. T. W. Bar
tholomew former deputy Marshall, is
asking to be made Sheriff, while Mr.
Henry Leonard, a farmer, wishes to
handle the County's finances as Treas
urer. Plain Tom.
lit KIMOBT Of WILLIAM THCB8
The Death angel haa again visited
the Plney GJrove neighborhood and talc
en little Wllliaiji Ttiurston the sweet
little Babe of Mr. and Mrs. W. Turn
er Matthews. His time hero on thf*
earth waa very short, ha lived only
six weeks, juat a tiny end hare but
<one to bloom in Heaven. FvervtMn*
was dona tor him that loving parent*
and friends ^could do for him hut Qo<t
knew best and called htm on to gloryt
to be forever with him and I woo hi
sav to his parents and loved ones,
don't grieve tor him but try to Uva la
such a way that you will be prepared
to meet your darling on the other?
s'da. His funeral services war* con
ducted by the feelovad pastor. RwVj
N F Brltt arfiTTie w*s teodarly laid
to rest in the Corinth ceftietery Mia
srs. Speacar Matthews, Arthur Mat
tl.ews, Jamas 8 pen oar. Alfred I irt
ter were the pallbearers.
?By Ona Who Lowed Him.
Vala? o? tfc* O. 8. c*?ltol t? o?iT
fZC.OOO.OM and aor* mam** ha* I
spent on it tku ? any '