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?14* JPBB TEAB
IN ?UIT OVEK DISPOSITION OF
AYCOCK DBCG CO.
Jndtfe Derln Hnlillnp- Franklin <1tII
~ Court-Larse Docket of Small Cases
?No Special Interest Manifested.
. - With tihnmial lack o t Interest In the
largo rtocket of email oaaew Plan kiln
Superior Court is progressing nicely
under the guidance of Judge W. A.
Devin. The only case thai has been
tried yet that arqused much Interest
was that of the Aycock Drug Co.
Wherein Mr. G. L.Aycock was at
elther buy or sell, or to have the
Judge order the disposition of the
Company. The case was heard Tues
day and given to the Jury before Court
adjourned ~ The jury found a verdict
- that niglit about 12 o'clock in favor of
Each flay of the full twu weeks has
been filled with cases and it is expect
ed that a full term will result.
Further figures oil the Register of
Deeds office show that instead o f that
office having a dencit or fi.vui.au as
shown In our statement last week It
v/ould have a credit of $138.70,-when
-'-t?lo given credit for tho?following
ietns which it would be entitled to
under the tee system:
o'.; Minute docket at 10
*??>?"? iamb ? * 78.70
To recording 1475 Orders
on ojtfer book at 16
Centa >ach? ^ 221.25
To amount for comput
ing taxes In excess of
the $250 paid by the ? * ?
Tfl,Clerk to-the-Boftrd 100.00
To recording official
Bonds, school aud road
~bonds, Issuing Notices
%*nd 154 drawbacks 287.55
JTotal, $ 1,140.00
These flgurfes will also snow an ar
gument at $1,140.00 more in: favor .at
mOwU*. huUM U t<** th?A W ?tr
Miss Edith Eborn Biasette, of Nash-']
vllle and Mr. William Collie, of Ral-i
elgh, were married Tuesday evening
at 8 o'clock at the Methodiat church at
Nashville. The ceremony -was?per?
formed"By Rev. Eugene C. Few, pas
tor of the church.
The church was decorated In Ivy
against a back-ground of white. The
wedding music was played by Mrs.
M. W. Llncke. Following an organ
prelude, Miss Pauline House, of Nash
vjille sang, "The SweeteBt Story Ever
Told." Mrs. H. L. Price, of Fair
mont, sang two solos, "Until" and "Be
The ushers were: Messrs. R. T.
Vick and Robert Burton, of Nashville;
and John and Hill Yarborough, of
The groomsmen were: Meears.
Jlobert Yaney,"William Lumsden, and
William West, of Raleigh; William
Neal, of Louisburg; Harold D- Coley,
of Nashville and George Wilkinson, of
Mrs. J. B. Gassoway, of Nashville,
sister of the bride; and Mrs. Guy E.
Bissette, sister-in-law of the bride,
were the matrons of honor.
Miss Emily Bessette, sister of the
bride; was maid of ifonor.
All the bride's attendants wore
dresses of various' shades of taffeta,
carried shepherds crookB and bou
quets ot ^weetpeas and ferns.
Master Guy E. Bissette, Jr., was the
ring-bearer, carrying tne ring on a
silver platter, surrounded by flowers
and ferns. \
The train bearerB were: Masters
Bruce Downey and Louis Davenport.
The bride was given" in marriage by
her brother, Mr. Guy E. Bissette. She
was gowned in white satin trimmed
with pearls and real lace with court
train. Her veil was of tulle. She
carried a bouquet of roses, orchids and
The bridegroom was attended by
Mr. William Blckett, of Wilnston-Sa
lem, as best man..
Immediately after the ceremony, a
reception was given at the home of
the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Collie left later for Raleigh. They
will be at home In Hayes-Barton.
Mrs. Collie Is a daughter ot Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. N. Bissette, of Nashville.
She was educated at 8t. Mary's School
and was graduated last year from the
Martha Washington Seminary at
Washington, D. C.
Mr. Collie Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Collie, formerly of Louis
burg, but flow of this city. He Is con
nected with the Merchants National
It used to be that women could rote
only In certain States, but now a wo
man can vote no matter what state
she Is In.?New York American,
Well, Thrift Week Is over, and as we
look ahead we seem to see Thrift
Month and Thrift Year coming.?
JAMBES COSTITTE BALL
A Most Successful And Brilliant Af
fair . ^
The masquerade dance given under
(he auspices of the newly organized
Jambea Cliflc Club on F*rldav night.j
BVh 1T wnajrr>|)il1'1y 'y'"
?usljly enjoyed affair of Ita kind ever
given In Loulsburg.\
The club rooms were tastily deco
rated tor thu occasion iiv red, white
ami Mue and were crowded with both
Th?eostumes ranged fronnIatBty cre
ations Worn by'the young ladles to the
grotesque and comic get ups affected
by Borne of the young men. The strik
ing and beautiful colors of the cos
tumes together with the decorations
in the soft hued light made a very
pretty picture to the eye.
? Considerable fun and amusement de
veloped during the evening when it
became known that some of the sup
posed young ladles were Indeed mere
fmen and vice a versa and that merry
making spirit which "always attends
masquerades prevailed throughout the
evening until a?-12:30 the dancers and
spectators reluctantly Yssriomc at
ter having a jolly good time.
The music for the occasion was sup
plied by the Jambes Civic Club orches
tra of si* pieces recently organized by
Miss Ruth Hall and Mr. Berkley which
rendered the popular dance numbers
in oulte the proper syncopated man
ner and woti-the unqualified approval
of dancers and spectators alike.
The chaperones for the .occasion
ware. Mr. ami Mm. W. E. While, Mi.
an<T Mrs. Felix Allen, Mr. and Mrs.
Karl Allen, Mrs. Garland Ricks. Mr.
and Mrs, Charles Adams and Mrs. H.
PB08PECT8 OF TffO
to sejj patlowa:
Coming With Orchestra and Ballett
Basse March 4.
The privilege of attending a rehear
ral of the Psvlowa Ballet Busse, which
oomes to Raleigh for two appearances
on March 4, was a rather unusual ex
perience for a Georgia newspaper
writer who recently "looked in" at a
morning, practice of th#t wonderful qf
"When the interviewer happens to
light upon a rehearsaL of Anna EJeiy- |
Iowa after new triumphs in London.'
Paris and New York, he finds himself
in the mjdst of a real League of Na-?
tions. The orchestra musicians are
represented by seven nationalities of i
strings, wood, wind and brass, with a
Czecho-Sfovakian conductor who has'
the manner of a Frenchman and the I
accept of an Englishman?M. Theo-'
dore Stier, a citizen of tho world ar- 1
"In the center of the stage, the flow
er-like Pavlowa is fluttering through
the air, petal-wise in a white practice
! costume, pausing now and again to
j nod approval to sortie particularly
| bright star of her great school, or to
call a soft word of correction or re
proof, which invariably brings a smile
to the eyes of the devotee rather .than.
"The pretty girls who surround the
Incomparable Pavlowa in their gay
colored practice dresses are of all na
tionalities?Polish, French, Spanish,
English, Scotch, Greek, Italian, and.
of course, Russian. One wonders
why Pavlowa calls her organization
the Ballet Russe. She should really
call It the Ballet Internnttonale.
"Pavlowa herself is ot course Rus
sian, as is Laurent Novlkoff, who will
be her partner this season and who.
It will be remembered achieved an ova
tlon when he made his North Ameri- j
can debut ns Pavlowa's partner in j
1913. Pladowskl, Vajinskl, Simon
Karavaieff. and Dambrowski, sub-lum- ?
inates in Pavlowa's dancing flrm^pient
are also Russian."
The advance sale of tickers for the
two Raleigh performances on March
4 indicate splendid audiences for these
very unusual attractions. There will
be two programs in Raleigh, entirely
different, with all the electrical and
musical effects arranged for the pro?
ductlon when it's phenomenal career
began at Parts with the present or
Several very attractive photographs
of the famous Russian danror, show
ing her in characteristic poses are on
exhibition of the Baylan-Pearce store.
XfSS ASHLEY TO <1RADI'ATF.
We have received the' fallowing an
presents for Graduation
Mtaa Maude Aahley
In Voice and Expression
Wednesday evening. March flrat
nineteen hundred an?l twenty-two
Loulaburg, North Carolina
No Invltatlona laaued In town. Every
one la coriflaily Invited. >
"A FA WILT AFFAIR."
A play, "A Family Affair," will be
given at White Level Friday night,
March 3, at 8 o'clock. Admlaalon IS
and 2| centa. The proceeds win be
a*?d (or the benefit of the sohoal.
SAM>1 CREEK SCHOOL B
Hnlldinr and Tantjur T?tal
Both I n su rrd?Origin I ikioxi
Information was received in
burg Tuesday evening that the
greet School buildiny
The Bre so we learn, caught
southwest corner of the roof
from the stove flue, and spread
ly, School Jan ia
fire was discovered and the
jwas Boon cleared?the ehlT
lor Injury. Practicatly ilt
(ure au4 fixtures was destroyed I
with the building. The
Iobs was aa follows: v
Building $2.500.00. insurance $MI
Furniture and fixtures $500.04. in
Aside from the old sterotyped rati
and matches.' no cause for the In
could be ascertained.
Supt. Best went immediately to A*
sceu? ufii. receiving ia? ; ?;? 4
and after calling in the school
mittee for that district they
the home of Mr. Caleb ATI en.
they arranged to B-*cur? Unec
to continue the school during
We are informed that plans ara
ready underway for rebuilding A*
school, and it is expected to have Oil
new building ready ror the next nefcw)
year. Supt. Best informs us that J
telephoned for fifty desks 1
N'EAJt EiSt &ELEEF.
of the United States today a
f"r 'ftf rurp"?* ot
the relief of tfte people of
small country lying
and which has been -for
only Christian COttBtry in
Armenia was for hundreds at
under tha control of
crnment and because the
persisted in following a religtna
ferent. from that of the Tarfc?
were persecuted and the Turka
been steadtty attempting to ulai
Daring the war the ArmnUi to
sides with the Allies and thraj
their heroic defense of the
oil. and according to s lIslTil ha.
Field Marshal Lndehdorf this caused
the Germans to surrender six months
earlier than thpy Otherwise woe::
hare and as this was at a time whei
the fighting was fierciest it undoubted.y
saved the lives ot thousands of Aa> :
This added to the hatred of the
Turks they renewed their ebtts 10
exterminate the Armenians and they
almost succeeded. Before the war
there were over two million Armen
ians, today there is a little more th^n
one million and a large majority of
these are children whose parents were
killed by the Turks. When ute Turks,
were driven out of Armenia they car
ried away practically all .jhe livestock
and food supplies and today Armenia
is depending almost wholly upon Ae
er|lca for their daily food. One of she
pathetic sights seen in Armenia lod-y
is dront of wy cmldr?Ti " -
deling over the country like sh- p
searching for food. Hundreds >f
them are dying daily from starrati. i.
It is a common sight to see around :'~s
villages all over Armenia bodies of Ut
ile children dead from starvation
? North Carolina is caring for severJ
thousand of these little children in or
phanages over there and tfte funds Mr
this purpose is raised entirely by pub
lic donations. Franklin county bis
been asked to raise, wltnm the next
two weeks two thousand two toudred
and eighty dollars to help feed these
children. To make the rampVV is
efficient as possible Mrs. M. C.
arfts of I?uisburg has been appoir:-^
county chairman and she has a fo:?
of the best men and women in ' *>e
county assisting her. The camp???
will begin Sunday. February K?h id
will last two weeks. The follow ?>*
have been appointed ettainnen far'
their respective townships:
Mrs. B. C. Johnson. Dunns T>'?
shlp; Mrs. J. R Karle. Cedar K vfc |
Township; Rev. J. S. Cob:?- Viw cv
Wille Township: Mrs. D. T. F?Her.j
Gold Mine Township: Mrs. A. B la-I
scoe. Sandy Creek Township: Mr.
Geo. Ayescue. Hayssvilie Town=!-:p:
J. B. King. Harris Township Mrs.
W. E. White. UMhlnnt Township;
Tommle lamm. Cypress Creek T.>* n
shlp; K. J. Cheatham. Franklinto?
These committees will have be' vers
who will canvass the entire cmrtj
hut In esse there are people ?V*
these committees raanot see thex ars
requested to send their ctetribr
direct to their township chairman or
to Mr. M. S. Clifton. Coenty treasar
AT TIB riliritH.
The usual Sunday fie? ?ti" haw*
been announced tor the Baptist flifth
neat Sunday, both i?win? and
Ing. Rev. K. W. Owlhnsi. of War
saw. will preach.
Pastor Smith announce* tke r<*?-.
lar Sunday ?s? ?l?.es both morntn' ni
night st tte HetMW starch S?
The public Is Invited to each s*
?YPLOHIOX WREC KS
GIAST AI KMI IP
1 irwible 1st? >o"f Uh( and
Pilita T? Lartk !? KUnr>.
I'oriCTOUUl. Vt.. Fei>. 21.?Belief'
t?n ' f>i n M1IT pinned
the wrerkag? of the giant airship
r.'r.ma a hie h ex&loded oner the Hamfi-1
ton Roads army bas? at 2:10 this af-1
l^rnoon was f^prv*-^ a* s: ZS o'elock ?
fy officials of y?e Cniteii Stales Pub
lic Health Service whrch has taken
? Large of the disposal- of the rescue"'
Tea men have been taien io me nos^
at the army base, the nealth ser
Norfolk. Va.. Feb. 21.?Crashing
into a barracks building here after a
plunge downward due to an undeter- I
m:ne<i f?w, 4W army dirigible Roma |
the largest semi-dirigible airship in '
the world exploded shortly after two !
o'clock today. An hour later only
eight of the mor? than half a hundred
persons aboard h^d been listed as safe, i
"Witnesses at t&eJ scene of the burn- j
?ng ship wM ft three or lor t when *
she still was burning like a furnace
that fully half a dozen men were p inn
ed beneath the wreckage. The body
I of one man had been removed up to !
Lang toy Field immediately confirm- 1
! ed the report when called on telephone ?
The Ruma had Wftoili and wmtH ''
?What loss of life, if any. has not been
reported, bul a number of passengers
?if IBuni Ui hiTr-bwrtliuuil. J
- Ttie Roma was placed m t-ommission *
only several weeks ago after having
been, assembled . at i^angiey . Field. |
She was tM largest dirigible owned :
by the United States Government and '
was purchased Ifom lUlyr?Her manr4
moth gas bag had a capacity of more 1
than a million cubic feet. 1
There were twenty-one in the oQc-]
iai crew of the Roma according to of
-ttciats at Langley l^ield. In addition
to-these, there was thirty or forty pas
aenrers and enlisted men aboard, the
1 officers at the station said.
i Fourteen men were seen to leap from
M**- strieken airship as it appeared in-J
j eri rahle that she would strike one df
'the buildings at the army toase. Some
of them clung to parachutes while sev
erst others leaped over* the side and
grwd. according to
ws still burning like
a Mast furnace at 2:50 o'clock, though
icals were hfiir.g played on the
by the army base fire depart
ment. According to wttnesses on the
scene of the disaster, fully a half doz
en men are pinned b?neat& the wreck,
age. The body of one nun has been
Members of the official crew the Ro
ma are: Mfcjor John G. Thorn ell.
past commander: Captain Dale Mably.
nder: Captain Walter J. Reed.
Lieutenant Byron G. Burt, pilot;
Sergeant Roger B. McNally. coxswain;
Lee M. Harris, chief engineer; Ser
geant Lewis Hilliard. ^tigrneer; My
ron G. Field, engineer; J. M Bi ed
en bach. epgineer: Sergenat Thomas
Yarborough. engineer: Sergeant Billy
Ryan, radio operator; Sergmat Vergil
Hoffman, rigger; Corpc^T Irbey Huz
km. rigrer; Corporal Alberto Flo resa.
rigger; Priv*t- Gt? Kink M on. rigger;
Private Marion Hill, rigger; Private
Thomas M. Biakeley. engineer; Pri
vate John Thompson, rigger; Private
Vernon Peek, en^neer: Sergeant Ho
mer Gorby and Sergeant Lico K. Lou
A prelimiurr trial to determine
the speakers to take p-*rt ia the trau
pltr dv'wte bet* -*^n I^oai^bcnc.
FruiMn.'.r and Oxf >rd tss helJ at
the LooifNur* (traded ScH..^* Tues
day. und- r the auspices of :he liter
ary societies of the Lonl^rt; !Vsh
Mr. Speed William?. pT?"*idetit of
Q??* society presided oyer deSa?e:
while Mis* Mar rare? Turner fn?m the
other society acted as secretary r?ad
iajt the qnery and the nam* of each ;
weaker ss hi< tarn ram*
the United States should enter the
Leajruc of Nations.~ The afFirmatiTe
was ryprrsented by Miss? Myrtle
Drake land Tempih Williams and M.
8. Clifton. Jr.. un<k?r tne direction
of Misses Fwing and Mattie Allen; th#?
necativ* by Mtss P*?rl Pfarr<?. WI11
iam Webb and Ret Sirai * asder
Mr. Carpenter and Mi? Lncan.
The points on both sides were well
hroaaht out and forcibly delirered.
All the speeches werw crvdHablc to
the speakers, to their teachers, and to
the Lo?i$bvK tlich 3chgof Where
all were so good it was rery difficult j
t? determine which was best M*. I
Mfcssev. Mrs. 1'nderhill and Miss On
ate Tact?. ?niM 11 jad*?-? iixtlrtd |
ally (mM Mrb ipMtfr an the nam
kar. ?rnhl and arrant? m ?? at point?
a^r br Nrh ?d tbf Wlrny and
an of aunwr of the ?p ntff In da- |
Kra4 aid wfcmrn the )adim *?ra
ant anataim ha tketr opinion tke
?ota of two oat at Um na allovnl
TW tnal Mri? *aa that the af
?raatl?e kad waa tka deflate and tkat
Mm Wllltaaw aad Drave at t k? af
liWilli aad Wat PaaiK U)d Mr.
Wekk of the napitln Ana Id r>^<aant
la tka trlaagatar MatK
SOrSA THRILLS BI?. CROWD
AT WACO, TEXAS
Major Prrsynt* lh<- Marrh Kin* With !
Kettle drums. the elaifor r?t
lTHifK, Qie~claak uf sabxea! 1
lacking bui Johr. Philip Soul-a. ,
And last night Waco bad mm.
OT course, "me Stars and Stripes"^
Farev^r^--wLa? the cuuseqrience,-fjring-j
ing with it that lifting emotion within l
i he breast of every American v/hich j
makes pleasant shivers run up and
down inskfe enUu.c %4th gulp it t the |
?and an olmoot inaatlablo do
sire to yell.
Someone once remarked that George
Cohan and Sousa were the~~Star Span- [
gled twins oftbe U. S. A. What a j
parade the Yankee Doodle boy could
bare staged at the Cotton Palace colis
eum last evening before 5,000 people
while the wurld's greatest bandmas
ter waived his baton, swept It into a
crescendo of music to end in a flare of j
It ww gopd for the American soul.
And that was not all. ....
Sousa and His band presented a pro
gram oo balanced that every theme in
the musical comedy category was i
touched upon with a sxlll which made
each individual bearing the magnifi
cent renditions, realize that the mas
ter in this particular field had justly
earned title to his great reputation.
Playing to the human emotions
fiurn the must ulassiual and difficult
selections which only a finished mu
sician can appreciate, from this to the
sirffple folksongs which uv person
can appreciate, merging into the mar
tial strains of compositions which
have made ihe name of Sousa immnr
tal, into the modern rag selections and
more modern jjaxz tunes, tne concert
was a continued rpuna or varying se
The first soloist appearing on the
program Tvc.& John Delan who Sousa ?
Jh^s-priit i aisacd j s the "greatest cornet |
p!s~*r of day. It would seem that j
the o--lnion of tiie ilr^ctor tvas veri
3od Tor the audience re.'used to be'
satisfied with just one offering from
Mr. Dolan and encored him twice. ?
JJis3 Mary Baker, vocal soloist, was
likewise tendered a creditable ova-1
'tion by the audlnece. Her flrst se
lection. "The Wren," was magnificent |
?and the elect of the tones were accen-i
.tuated by R. Meredith WUlson. who
;^-^Qrrn??W4^.OT Uj? flnf . Jftg ko,
'ond offering of Msg adWr was the
. fcmiliar old Southern ineiodv. "Carry
-Me?Bart To "Did"Virginia."
George Carey, master erf the xylo
phone. showed a technique in the ren
dition of his selections wnich kept
ffive-thousaud peCpie intensely listen
. ing at each note
Immediately following the interval
(between the two parts of the program
Sousa was the recipient of a surprise.
Mayor Ben Richards in an eloquent
; eulogy presented to the eminent ban^
director a handsome silver loving cup
: which was the gift of the officers and
directors of the Texas Cotton .Palace
association and the Young Men's Bus
stress League. Director Sousa was
so completely surprised and apparent
ly overwhelmed at the presentation of
'the token, that he could hardly reply.
J He expressed his thauks to the organ
. ixai H*n for their gin to film antT for
|the words of appreciation given him
by Mayor Richards.
A melange which was the first num
ber presented after the interval, which
consisted of tunes which have been
popular during the last decade, was
heartily applauded by the audience.
The "Love Nest** deserves special
mention for the little drama in music
which seemed to be enacted through
out in the form of a medley. Combin
ing the singing of the birds, the wed
jdlng march, honeymoon experiences,
; battles and finally domestic tranquil
ity. the mnsical drama was complete
| with a familiar song showing each
The last soloist. Miss Florence Har
ideman. held the attention of the au
' dience through her numbers. Her
i encores seemed to be Mer and bet
ter and the crowd showed a disposi
tion to listen to her for the remainder
j of the evening.
j The program ended with tno break
down. Turkey in the Str^w." and the
'vast crowd filed out more than satis
fied with the program.?Waco News
BAPTIST STUDY ( IK( LK.
The MiMion Study Circle of the Wo
man* Missionary Society of the flap
tist church met Monday 4 p. m.
with Mrs. T. W. Watson.
Th#? attendance was very good. th^re
??.-sic twenty present. The lesson.
t;>l. n from the text of "A Wandering
Jew in Brazil.** was one of the most
interesting In that very interesting
hook. It was ably taught by Mrs. R.
DHightfal refreshment* were serv
ed consisting of tomato Jelly in attrac
tive shapes on lettuce with mayonaise
beaten biscuit, saltlnes. stuffed celery ;
coffee and mints.
Circle then adjourned to meet two
week? h??H-e with Mrs. C. A. Ragland,
Mtss (>nnie Tucker to conduct the let
son study. ,
The presa report says that under
the law the t?w Peace dollar can not
be changcd for twenty-Urn years.
That will make It very Inconvenient.
AMONG THE VISITORS
SOME TOE BOW AND SO MR TOP
1)0 SOT KXOW.
Personal Item? About???ika?IM
TUelr Friends Who
Mrs. W. F. Beasley returned Wed
nwtej from a visit to Apex.
Mr. J. D. times, of Henderson,"was
Mr. Edgar Griffin, of Spring Hope,
waa a visitor to Louisburg Monday.
Mm Kate Williams, of Warrenton, ~
is visiting her sister. Mrs. L. B.
Mr. I. T. Valeat iae^ of Spring Hope
was in attendance upon .Court hero
Mr. John C. Matthews, fo Spring
Hope, was a visitor to Louisburg
Vr F W Timharlaltn at WakO?
Forest, was a visitor to Loulsburg
Mr. it. F. Houck and son. ot Hen
derson, were in Louisburg this week
Messrs. N. Y. Gulley and John G.
Jiius. ol waiLe i"oreat, were in attend
ance upon Court here Tuesday.
i Mr. Jr-r-. Malone, of iNgw ur leans,
was a visitor to his parents, Dr. and
Mrs. J. E. Malone, tne past week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Fuller and Mr.
and Mrs. I. Meyrowitz went to Ral
eigh Tmwriay night to wltneon "Droad
Griffin werr among tbtwe wliu went t?
Raleigh Tuesday night . to witness
Dr. A. H. Fleming. Dr. H. H.
Johnson, Messrs. R. G. Person and
J. E. Thomas attended. "Broadway
.Whirl" in Raleigh Tu<wda.y night.?
i Messrs. C. K. Cooke, Jr., J. B.
Malone, Jr., C. F. Collier, Sidney
[Edens and E. F. Thomas attended.
I "Broadway Whirl" in Raleigh Tuesday
l*4?*11- .?ft . . . -???
I Oh?EUS l)Et>rfTI05? 5L1W. ?"
j The Board of County Commission
ers met in special session on Wednes
day and passed an order directing the
.the taxes the amounts necessary to be
taken off in each case under the order
of Court, at the time of payment a-ntt
| to return to those who have paid the
amounts they are entitled to. They
also appooiited a committee composed,
of C. C. Hudson and W. C. Wilder,
i to take the matter of cleaning up the
'.jail yards with the town officials.
'ilALEHiH BANKERS CHARGED
Charged with embezzlement. R. G.
Allen, former president. J. H. High
jtowar, president, and tt. H. Massey,
; cashier of the defunct Central Bank
;and Trust Company, of ilaleigh, were
i arrested yesterday afternoon and held
[under bonds of $50.000 each for Allen
'and Hlghtower and $10,000 for Mas
sey. A preliminary hearing for High
I tower and Massey will t>e neid Friday
at 12 o'clock, while the Allen case waa
i set for Wednesday, March 1, at 11
Talk of criminal prosecution in con
nection with the failure of the local
bank which closed its ?oors on Jan
uary 14, yesterday afternoon culminat
i ed in the three warrants, Hightower
and Massey being charged with five
I counts of embezzlement In a Joint war
j rant while the warrant against Allen
j contains eighteen counts, seven of.
which charge embexzlement. BoU*
(warrants were sworn out on the aR- ~
j davit of Clarence Latham Chief Bank
Rxaminer and were issued by Justice
; of the Peace J. E. Owens.
| The only charge agavnst Hightower
?and M'assey is embezzlement, the five
counts totalling $92.000. while In ad
dition to the seven chances of embes
! zlement against Allen, totalling $93,
731.61. there are nine counts of mak
I ing false entries on the books of the
ibank and, in addition to the numbered
(oounts. two charges of making fate*
reports in sworn statements of the
.bank's condition. ? \mws-Observer.
I Of rouree. Ireland might just as well
have been made a Free State without
all the killing and burning and wreck
ing. but that, yon knyw, would have
indicated an Inferior brand of diplom
acy and statesmanship somewhere.?
New York American.
We would feel worse about the feet
that librarians report that Americana
are reading fewer books If we didi.t
know what kind of books they read
when they do -American Lumberman
We shudder tor fear the man who
names Pullmans may set hold of the
Literary Digest's spuria! Chin m s num
ber.-^. Joseph Qasette.
Japan says she Is behind Prill?
Harding's program. Tee?hat haw
far behind T?New York