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SPRING HOPE LEADER
BUCK A RANSON.
Owners ak-nd Preprictara
WATCH SPRING HOPE GROW AND NASH COUfSSTY IMPROVE Robert e. ranbon. Editor.
SPRING HOPE, N. C.^ MAY 21, 1900.
Dr Ha-j»ell Brantley Ih-. KrneBt M. Terr/
DRS. B8ANIIEV & PERRY
Physicians and Surgeons,
^pri^g Hope, C.
All c*,n$ ahfcll bo. attended with ciueproiDDt-
eJiher In or out of town.
Tr. in now pivpared to treat
ot the Eye. Ear. .Nose and Throat and do
lb« cor^t ftttlnc- of Oibce In tlM
loutnside Jfhwmacy BuiluUitf.
t)r. W. BU Smith.
Di. & B. Dew
Drs. Dew Smith,
Physicians & Surgeons
BAILEYS, N. C.
Prompt attention given all
calls. Specialty: Diseases of
women and c]iildren.
W. A. Finch.
I^'ilspn. N. C.
C. C. Picre*.
Spring Hope, N. C.
Attorneys and Connsellors at I>aw,
Rprinf? Hope, N. C.
Practice in Nash, 'Wilson, State and
Office in Finch Building.
B. F. TAYLOR,
’rfin H— - N, C.
Dr. F. G. Chambiee
Spring Hope, N. C.
Offlcu in Sprin? Hope Bjinking
Dr.C. f. Smithson
Rocky Mount, - N. C.
• ~f, T.~RO^~
Spring Hope, N. C.
Office in New Finch Building.
Will be in my office every Wednes
day, Thursday, Friday and
Nashville Office at Residence!.
Where 1 can be found
Monday and Tuesdny
THE T* I’-OR.
8Pj;rN(T HoeE, n. c.
Men’ll Suiis and I'rou^pfs mad«
to Ordf*r. Clt'.’\!iiini ar)(1 Press
ing pr(iptMly Ai; work
2ijnrMn*L,t'H(i. (r iod4 o tiled for
H. D. rULFORDT
Also Sell Cold Drinks aiid
Belova Finch’s Store
Will Erect Monument to Sailors
Who Went Down With Her
SIGSBEE DESCRIBES DISASTER
Admiral Who Wag in Conunand of
the m-l'ated Battjeship at Uie Time
o.f Its Destruction Delivers Hlns-
trated Lectnrfl Tot the Benefit of
the ISzisie Memorial Association.
Washington, Special.—For the ben
efit of the recently organized Maine
Memorial Asso*iation, whose purposa
is to erect iu the national capital a
suitable monument to the American
sailors who met their death in the
sinking of the battleship Maine in
Havana harbor on Februao' 15. 1898,
Rear Admiral Charles D. SiKsbM,
who wag in command of the fated
vessel at the time of her destruction,
Saturday gave by request an iUiis-
trated lectjure here before a large
audience, describing the disaster.
In many ways it is made obvious
that public eentimeiit rRg'arding the
Maine has continued beyond ordinary
bounds,” said Admiral Sigsbe.5.
“Many disasters liave occurred be
fore and since, yet none in rucefit
times has held public interest like
that of the Maine. Her destruction
was a turning point in our own his
tory and in the history of
Spain—a turning point for the
better in both cases, let us hope.
* The niissioD of the Maine was en
tirely friendly,” he eiplained. “It
had no farther import than to re
assure our ciliicus in Cuba and to
protect them and give them asslstancs
in ca.so of net-essitv.
Adoiii".! Sip^bee narrated iu detail
tl'p events succeeding the Maine’s
d-jpnnure froru Key West for Havana
Ml .l,»Mnai-y JOOS -krriviBT ot
iiiH.u.., !’;e I'lJame w-i uVcn iy
p.lin to t Ilf; of ;he £rr.'uy« comuionlv
reserved for war vtsmls, “It wa*
widely supposed in tUo United State*
that the Maine was ai'fj-nrard shifted
by the Spanish aufhoritiee to anothei
bcoy, but this was an error,” he said.
He also denied that the Maine enter
ed Havana harbor mjlitanti,y.
Continuing, Admiral Sigsbce said ii
was important that he should know
that state of popular feeling in
Havana regarding the Maine and ap-
parently the b^^t way to leam this
was attend a' bull fight. “I havo
been made anathema for this by cer
tain pious peopks. Bull tights were
given only on Sunday but my object
was not plea.sure. It has been decid
ed that my ship’s compenv was
doomed because of attendance at the
the bull fight on Sunday, yet none
who went to the bull fight were in
jured in the loss of the Maine. ”
Admiral Slgsbee graphically de
scribed the scene on the Maine on
the night of the explosion. To bear
oat the contention of the court of
i&Quiiy that the Maine was sunk bv
a siibmarine m.ine. he called attention
to the panil’el in the destruction by
coiitaci with u mine of the Russian
battleship Petropavlovsk during the
Regarding the policy of raising the
Maine I have nothing to say,” he
said. “It might be better to ask
^'by is not the Maine removed?’*'
He predicted that sho probably
wonld be blown up in detail as the
only practical solution of the prob
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.
In Memory of My Loving Brother,
W. H. Griffln.
My memory re'>ert.s to my child
hood days and , io the mornings and
evenings, when ray dear brother and
I wended our way to the old school
house among the pines. Years have '
passed .since thou, and never in my
recollection have I chenshed any
thing so dearly as th.3 memoi-y of our
school days. Iiow I leaned on him,
how he pulled me up the hills, how
little I feared when with him, my
loving brother and chum from whom
I do not recall a brother’s scolding,
and whose memory has been my
strength in my western hon'>.
But now lie has gone. I will not say
he is dead but has only gone away,
and how much lovlier, bnghter and
more aUractive the other world has
become since he has gone there to
Th.e finite mind cannot understand
the mysterious works of an infinite
God, and wore it not for the fact
th?t we know. “Ho doetl; a’! things
well,” gloomy indeed would be the
darkness of trief and des|)air in siii'h
afflictions, bur when I earnestly ask
Ocd again and again, “Why didst
thou take liim from us?’’ tlw conso
lation comes in the answer echoed.
“Some day thou shalt understand.”
In his childhood he was an
obedient son and a devoted brother,
and in his manhood a congenial and
loving huiiband, an indulgent father
and loyal friend, v/hom to know was
to love and whose joval disposition
•spread a halo of sunshin! about alJ
with whom ho came in contect, his
motto being, “Friendship, I'idelity
His memory brings to me a sensa
tion of pleasure a’ld t'lr xcs to
me the awful reality i orojher
William, wnom T loved sc. w fi. l-'aye^
a \ a‘c.wt ‘■■i'l! in ,fi.« hon;
iyerrv ^iji or oait be he.i."d no ni.-'-re i
ft;.;: tlier con;es the awijr.ness ot t!
all, corif!o!tia only by tb« sense ef '^otrt
insignificance and our ignorant'* of
God’s mysterious doings.
My dei'.r brother has fought a
g'>od tight, his sun-ender is made and
I know God in his mercy said, '' Well
doi'.e thou faithful .servant, pass
within,” after which we can see him
no more. buT I know my loving
brother is holdina' his beacon light
for me. --Jt mi»y l« far or it may be
n.?ar, but with the help of God, I
will go to it. ^
I pray Qod to give me strength to
say and mean it. “Thy will be done'”
MRS. S. TAYLOR.
Hfl AND IBnWENIIilil
The following unique poem was
compose/1 by Mr:^. Lisette Clayton
Hood, no v connecred with the Mil!
News of Charlotte, N. C., on the occa
sion of the celebration of May 20th,
Its historic as well as its pres
ent day allu.sions, together with its
rfcythraic merit will make it a good
scrap book piraervation to the-lovers
A Welcome to the President.
The_^ leyal folks ot Mecklenburg
Extend the glad right hand";
Sweet smiles from Charlotte’s dauglv-
The fairest in the land.
Our gates are spread v.'ide open.
The keys arc thrown away,
The b-etter pica.sed we all will be
Tiie longer you may stay.
In Eastern florid verbiage
The town is wholly yours.
And all that is therein contained
In its historic doors.
We give true Southern welcome
To oRr illustrions Guest
Who rules and treats us squarely,
For he deserves our best.
A Poor Salesman.
Carey Johnson Ludlani, the Soutb-
em philologist, said at a dinner; “I
hope that dhe salesman who acooste t
me on my way here this evening will
take In one of the many schools of
Silesmanshlp an eight or nine j ears’
course. I'm sure he needs it.
"This salesman, a shabby young
man, laid his 4ianj on m.v arm antt
“ ‘Say. friend, lemme sell ye a hot
of this here patent cement'
"I ahook off his filthy paw.
•■‘Cement!’ I sneered, annoyed at
his familiarity. ‘What do X want wlch
“'Why,' cried the man. In apparent
surprise 'ain’t ye broke? Ye look it."
A. B. Hollifigswoirth
Seaboard Loses by rire.
Portsmouth, Va,, Special.—Fire of
unknown, origin, accompanied by an
explosion, desti’oyed the general
warehouse of the Seaboard Air Line
Railway at the railroad termioals
here early Sunday entailing a loss of
fr(Tm $100,000 to $lo0,000, and m-
auiting in tJic injury of four men, one
being seriously hurt. The iniured
«Te; Fireman W'alter Bissctt, ijight
Tardmaster Mathe.son, Tom Sellers,
Colored, unknown white man.
Sultan’s Women Driven Prom Palace.
Constantinople. By Cab! ■ —Eighty
.wontn f»om Abdul Han- s harem,
richly dressed and veiled, yare driven
in carriages Sunday under the escort
of four eunuchs and a troop of
cavalry from the Yildii to the ancient
Seraglio palace, which has been un-
o*'!cupj-?d fiincc about 18’,^. Curious
bystanders were driven away from
the o,Tit of tha YildLs palace by a
In Memory of Xy Unde, William H.
Bom—June 30, 1854.
Died—April 27, 1909.
In our sad moments of bereave
ment let us pause and think, that God
in His infinite goodness and mercy
does not maks our burden more than
we can bear. He was a clKrished,;^
deyotod fijther and loving broUien
Being a man of exalted character,
and by his numberless deeds of kind
ness won the love and .’steem of all
who knew him. To his bereaved
family let it be said, that although
their sorrow is great, and there is a
vacancy in their once happy home
cau.-ied by the ahscnce of a loving
husband, faliier, and broth‘r. thev
have one great, consolation, and that
is, for the noble deeds which he hath
done on eartii, and toward his fellow
men, he hath won a home in the
great beyond, where all is at rest,
and wh.?re worry has an end.
His greatest enemy was himself. If
all men were to relurn to him in
blo.ssoms his deeds of kindness, for
ever he would sleep sui'rounded by a
wilderness of flowers. T.,et his joval
disposition and hearty laughs long be
remembered by all.
To know him was to love him, a
man of honest eoiivictions, easy to
make friends, and a man who did not
nurse a recollection of a wronsr, and
never forgot a deed of kindness. Now
that he has returned to whence he
came, we are deprived of a cherished
husband, devoted father and loving
brother. Tha country a loyal man.
“Broken hearts refrain from weep
For be is not dead, merely sleeping.
God in His wisdom knowcth best.
And bade him come His Heaven of
rest. ’ ’
P. P. TAY 'IK.
. . Kirminghai , Ala, '
He freed my native City •
From years of deepest shame.
Placed wbit-3 man over white men
All honor to his name I
This act alone has won him
The Southron’s deepest love,
He knows the race Caucasian
Was meant to kaep above.
Obsei-v* oijr senventy c«>!amns,
Our noble arches three.
Out granite shaft inscnbing
Those names which History
Has writ and proved illustrious
Despite the .sneerers’ claim.
And t.-i,, world the reason
F* "k,,. (u.iVnn-ss fRm«,,.|,i
Tn fWr' Ct>kr::al
Fi[-st iiroke tht eaaiijs of ;kj.ids:,-»
’ Abu eamed the nation’s praise.
Old England sent h.er minions
To break our spirits free;
“A nest of stinging hornets”
They fourd our town to be.
Our men are patriots ever.
Our spirits just as high,
0\ir valor still unquestioned,
As in the dr.ys gone by.
Our Southem hearts are loyel,
.yi struggles past forgot.
And Gray and Blue ai-e bl-ended
On this historic spot.
“Old Glory” here is wa\'ing
So free on eveiy side,
A type of hope united
In one grand, common pride.
Observ^ the gallant cscort.
Furnished our Presiiknt,
The Blue and Grey uniting
Old soldiers worn and bent.
Wr’ve slain the **Billy Possum,*'
Ao,d “killec the fatted calf,”
And give our heartiest welcome
To William Howard Taft.
Mrs. Taft SUghtly 111.
Washington, Special. — Mrs. Taft,
suffering from a siight breakdown,
wa.i taken ill Monday while on her
way from this city to Mount Vernon
on the yacht Sylph with a party of
frionds, and was burned back to the
White House. It was said at the
White House Monday night that
there is no cause for alarm and that
Mrs. Taft probably would be all
right again in a few days. She was
unable to be present at an official
dinner at the V.’hite House.
President Taft hims?lf Monday
night prepared the following state
ment in regard to Mrs. Taft’s eon-
“Mrs. Taft is suffering from a
slight nervous attack. She attended
the Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
Monday morr.ing, where Charlie Taft
underwent a slight operation on his
throat. She was with him for sev
eral h(mrs. She then started with tbe
President and a small [>«rty of
friends on the Sylph for Mount Ter-
non. The excitement, heat and exer
tion were too much toi Mrs. Taft's
nerves and th; party-was obliged to
turo back before reaching Alexan
dria. Mrs. Taft was-quickly-carricd
to the White House. The doctor
says that after a tew days of com
plete rest Mrs. Taft may be able to
resume her social duties. Dr. De
laney is in attendance. Mrs. Moore.
Mrs. Taft’s sister, acted as hostess at
tbe ofBcial ditircr et the White House
Miss Minnie Pate
Leave all calis atG. H. Melvin’*
on Railroad street
To Traveliing Men
and Home Folks Too.
J. L. Comwnll the t>^st Dray and
Driver iu SjMiisfir Hoiic, HauHiiy and Tranb-
fftrrinu'promutly and carefully done. Call frti
William Duiin, Driver, or J. T* Cornwell, t,'
?aun e s’ S»ou& Co.
Rocky, Ml.. N. C.
Nashville. N. O.
8ATTLE a COOLEY
f’i.»ur;selioPS and Attorncys*at*i..aw.
I'racUo** In tho Stau* and Ftderal CourtA
OftltM* In jrand Jury Bulldluif.
0. w. joyner",
Spring Hcpa, G,
CKcc/ EjtCite "Dealer
DRAKE 8b FOREMAH
SPRING HOPE - N, C.
CleaiMng and Pressing also
satisfactorily done on shoi’t
of Meals, 'Beat
Everything Neat and Clean.
I’he very pi,we for the man
from the Couutry to get a good
17 Years .a Citizeu of l^pring
Hope. Opposite the Depot.
HEAVY AND FANCY
m BE8S imm
Best Prices for