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Friday, April 10, 1901.
Attorney-General Knox, is said
to be a handsome man and that
his ad dition to the cabinet lias
raised the average of beauty in
Idle ad ministration several
Carrie Nation didn't meet with
smooth sailing in Kansas City,
Mo. She was arrested for ob
structing the streets and tilled
?500, but the flue was suspended
spon tbeconditionthat she leave
the city at once. She left.
The young men of this town
have organized The Kmithfield
Fire Co., which was recently
chartered by the legislature.
This company needs aid and we
hope to see the citizens of the
town who have property here
give it financial support. It is
to their interest to do so.
The United States Supreme
Court has ruled that divorces, to
be valid in any part of the Union,
must he granted in states where
both husband and wifehavelegal
residence. This decision will have
a tendency to restrict divorces
of some of the states that now
have such loose divorce laws.
President McKinle.v lias ap
pointed John (J. Capers, district
attorney' for South Carolina.
Capers is a gold-Democrat who
refused to vote for Biyan in 189(!
and 1900. He was appointed
upon the recommendation of
Senator McLaurin who, though
elected to the Senate as a Demo
crat, has cut loose from the party
and is expected hereafter to affil
iate with the Itepublican. A 1
Southern Democrat who deserts (
his party generally finds favor
with the McKinley Administra
\ strange story comes from
Paris concerning Julienne Land
ricnx, a servant girl, from whose
body 120 needles have l>een ex
tracted. The needles emerges
from her arms, hands, feet, breast,
the lobe of the ear, her eyelids
and the corner of her eye. The
surgeons say the case is unprece
dented. It is a strange story ,
and one that is Hard to believe, j
yet two reputable newspapers, '
The Temps, and The Matin vouch 1
for its authenticity. Strange '
things do happen in these latter |
It is said that every town in i
the State of Massachusetts, with 1
the exception of four, have free .
public libraries. This is one of
the reasons that Massachusetts
stands first in education to-day.
Libraries are great educators.
Are the people of Johnston coun
ty fully awake on the subject of
libraries for the public schools?
Why sleep longer when a matter
of so great import is calling you
from your slumbers? The public
schools must be made better, and
no one factor will do more to
bring about an improvement
than a good library in every com
mnnity in the county.
W. L. Fuller insures his prop
erty with J. H. Kirkman. t
THE RURAL. LIBRARY AC I.
Owes Its Existence to the State Lit
erary and Historical Asso
Newt* and Observer.
It lias been lens than a year
since the State Literary and His
torical Association was organized
in the beautiful music hall of the
Olivia Haney Library, and vet
it has already accomplished
enough to justify its existence.
Having caught an inspiration as
it were from the sacred precincts
of its birth it is already carrying
its influence into every county
and well nigh every school dis
triet in tla State, and is sowing
seeds which will bear a rich har
vest for this und coming genera
The Hural Library Act, passed
by the last Legislature, which
has become so popular and which
is destined to accomplish so much
good, owes its existence to the
State Literary and Historical
Association. 1'lie Library com
mittee of the association, of
which Prof. (i. A. (irimslev. of
(ireensboro, N. C.,is the excellent
chairman, conceived the idea and
the association at once undertook
to put it in operation. A bill was
drawn by various members of the
Association, which, after some
modification, Senator Ward in
troduced in the Senate. Its his
tory since itm passage has been
known and read of all men. It
has aroused an interest in good
literature which North Carolina
has never before known. It
leaches at once the rural dis
trict, which is the foundation of
North Carolina's ustfulness and
greatness. It reaches far beyond
the letter of the law and arouses
the spirit of philanthropy and
causes rich men to establish libra
ries in localities which this law
The State Literary and His
torical Association feels a just
pride in this, its first great work,
and proposes to foster and en
courage the movement and secure
an increase of its benefits. The
little child who learns in our ru
ral common schools to read will
not now lose that learning for
want of practice, but will see that
it is the golden key which unlocks
a new world and must be kept
bright. In this new world he
will learn the greatthoughts and
great events of this and past
ages; he will be ljfted into a new
life and stimulated to nobler
deeds. And so it is that the no
ble spirit which lives in the mag
nificent Olivia llaney Library,
the pride of our capital city, has
been caught up by the State Lit
erary and Historical Association
and borne to the remotest parts
of our State.
Alex. J. Field.
Raleigh, N. C., Apr. 12.
Some of our farmers are plant
Mrs. Iola Smith is spending
this week in Raleigh visiting her
Messrs. T.J. & J. H. Talton, of
Clavton, were visiting in our
midst last Sunday.
From the appearance of the
fruit trees, it seems that there are
favorable prospects tfor a good
Mrs. W. I). Johnson, of near
Sinithtteld, spent hist week with
her mother, Mrs. C. H. Holland,
in I^eachburg. ,
The annual pic-nic at the old
Rank's bridge on Swift creek will
be held Saturday befo'e the
second Sunday in May. Every
Mr. Albert Stevens who had the
misfortune of getting his eye
knocked out some time ago has,
we are glad to say, improved so
much that he can begin to see
Mr. Hartley Johnson who is
Farming on the land of Mrs. \V.
H. Lyon near Shiloh church, says
tie has tobacco plants with leaves
as large as a silver dollar. Also
says that he aas plants enough
to set out 20 -acres but only in
tends planting 10 acres.
At Bradford, Pa., Thursday
night, a mob of over .'100 men
and women surrounded an old
school house that was lieing fl tt< d
up by the town board of health
as a pest house, and burned it to
"Last winter 1 was confined to
my bed with a very bad cold on
the lungs. Nothing gave me re
lief. Finally my wife bought a
bottle of One Minute C ough Cure
that effected a speedy cure. I
cannot speak too highly of that
excellent remedy."?MFr. T. K.
Houseman, Mana'awney, Pa.
Hare & Son, J. L. Ledbetter,
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Dr. Herman Home at Wilson.
In the Baptist church last night
Dr. H. H. Home, who in a pro
fessor in the celebrated Dart
mouth College in New Hamp
shire. delivered a deeply learned
and most masterly address?an
i oration of massive powers and
magnificent proportions, and
worthy the brain of the pro
I foamiest and most scholarly. His
language was chaste and pure
i and ornate, his sentences smooth,
resonant and symmetrical, while
now and then a flower of poetic
I beauty would emit its exquisite
fragrance and sweeten the rin
pling current of liisdeliglitful dis
cussion. It was indeed a mag
nificent effort, and will be another
leaflet in that luxuriant garland
of renown which now adorns the
; brow of this colossal-minded and
brilliantly equipped son of ihe
IOld North State.?Wilson Cor.
A large crop of corn has been
and is being painted.
Miss Mary Hooker is spending
n couple of weeks with parents in
Mr. H. F.Upchurch.of Raleigh,
is on a visit to his sister, Mrs.
F. T. Hooker.
So far as can lie learned there
is no sickness that amounts to
Miss May Young is teaching a j
private school at Polenta Acad
emy. It is pretty well patron
Mr. Fred Upchurch, of Rich
mond, Va., spent Sunday and
Monday with relatives in this J
Only a few of our farmers sol
far have planted any cotton. The ?
acreage in this section will be
about the same as last year.
Some weeks ago Mr. J. W. j
(ireen left us to locate at Pine
Level, where he will engage in the
fruit tree business with Mr. Berry
Godwin. He is decidedly one of
the most energetic fruit tree men
in the State.
The recent freshet did lit tie!
damage to the bridges in this:
section. The only .one that re-;
quired attention after it subsided
was the Hank's highland bridge.
It was moved a foot or so from
its foundation and somewhat |
The Township Sunday School]
Convention will meet with Eliza-1
beth church next Sunday at 10 j
a. m., and will remain in session
duringtheday. Several addresses
on the Sunday school work will
be delivered. A large crowd is
expected to be present.
Rev. \'r. Mcl^eod filled his ap
pointment at Shiloh last Sunday j
morning, preaching to a large
congregation. He had only re
cently recovered from a severe
attack of sickness,having missed
his last aopointment. The con
gregation was delighted with
having him back again. He!
preached, as usual,an impressive]
Wednesday night after the
fourtluSnnday, at the residence
of the bride's parents, Mr. Edgar
(lower and Miss Mamie Bund.v
were united in wedlock, F. T.
Booker, J. P., officiating. A large
Cinwd of friends were present to
witness the nuptials of this young
cnu pie and many congratulations
and well wishes were showered
upon them. The writer bespeaks
for them a bright future.
^ Tou know all about
it. The rush, the
worry, the ex
k go about with a
1^7 great weight rest
ing upon you. You
^ can't throw off this feel
ing. You are a slave to
a_ r ? ? ? a j
your won. oiccp mis, ana
you are on the verge of
nervous exhaustion. Vhat j(
r to be done? Take
? For fifty years it has been lifting
tip the discouraged, giving rest to
the overworked, and bringing re
freshing sleep 10 the depressed.
!? is the best nerve tonic you
It .IS a Mils. *11 SnttMs
??I have need Ayor's medlelneelor more
than 40 yeare. I ?m eure tout ftareapa
rllla saved my Ute when I flrst took It, 44
rears ago. 1 am now past 74 and am
?ever without your medfctaee "
rtui Taos as, P. St .,
Jka.94, UN. Eooo, Kaasaa.
SHbMeSMlw - It rev hare ear eom
pUlel whatever, write e, all a boat It. Tee
Will receive the Met raeniral edvtee free.
atdreee. Da J. C. ATXX, Lowell. Matt.
| SPRING GOODS.
| SPRING GOODS. ||
My stock is complete in each department. Y<->u ure cordially invited to call and look through 11
'4A my new spring stock of goods. | jj
Dress Goods Department
3* I have a beautiful line of Worsteds in all
the newest spring shades.
11 -MY STOCK OK?
Pique, Dimity, Percales,
H* Silks, Ribbc ns, Laces, Hamburg, belts, Ties
I AND LADIES' COLLARS
SB is full and complete.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's * ?
In this department I have a nice line in * *
Button, Lace and High Cuts. Also
Oxford Ties, jj
Oxford Button and Strap Sandals, in all ?3
styles, sizes and prices of
Zeigler Bros.' Fine Shoes.
| Millinery Department. J
32 In this depart m< nt we have one of the most complete lines we have carried any season * >
|g heretofore. Our trimmed hats are up-to-date and we invite you to call and take a look at * i
as neat a line as you will find in most of the cities, and much cheaper. We have a full and 5 5
Jls complete line of g|
Flowers, Berries, Braids, Chiffons, Foliage, Buckles ?;
I and Fancy Ribbons ||
Also a full line of nice Sailors and Walking Hats. Latest styles in black and white. |j
Misses and children's hats and caps in nice shapes and fancy colors for spring and sum- | i
mer. Come to see us for your hats, and if we should not have one to suit you Miss Beck
with would take pleasure in trimming one up to suit you.
Gems' Furnishing Goods Deparimem.
? i In this department I have put in a full stock that
?c x is up to date. I have a beautiful line of men's,
5 youths' and boys' suits in all of the latest styles and
SsK cuts Black, Brown, Blue, Grev, and Checks. Also
m nice line of Men's and Boys'
* $ Thin Coats and Vests for Hot Weather
I % WEAR VERY CIIEP.
5 3 Also nice line of fancy DRESS SHIRTS, CUFFS,
5 5 COLLARS AND TIES.
Nice Line Fur and Fancy Straw Hats. t ?
Men's and Boys' Fine Hand Sewed Shoes in Calf and x ?
Vici from t'i to Also a large stock of men's
and boys' Dress Shoes very cheap.
Trunks, Valises and Umbrellas.
Come and look at my prices before you buy, and I 6 5
am sure 1 can save you some money. ? S
Very Respectfully, ^ j
I W. G. YELVINGTON, Pj
Ijj S/VVITHFIELD, IN. C. f jj
t\. G. SPIERS. J. D. SPIERS.
Weldon, N. C. Smithfleld, N. C.
When you anticipate buying in the line of Dry Goods, Millinery, Notions, Shoes, House Furnishing
Goods, &c., be sure to examine our stock. We now have the most complete line of sueh goods that
v,e have ever carried.
Embroideries, Laces, Belts, Novelties, &c.
SILKS FOR WAISTS, LAWNS,
Organdies, Foulards, Lansdown, Zephyr Ginghams, Percales,
and numerous 01 her articles in Dry Goods, Notions, &c. Ready-to-wear Skirts and Waists. "Nel
son's" Men's Shoes. "Duttenhoffer's" Ladies' Shoes. Kvery pair warranted to give satisfaction.
Miss Puckett, who has charge of this department, has returned from the North, where she has
secured the latest styles for the spring and summer. THE W. B. CORSET IS CONCEDED by many
to be the leader. Men's up-to-date FANCY SHIRTS and Neckwear?the prettiest we have ever had.
Carpetings, Mattings, Art Squares, Rugs, Window Shades,
Curtain Rods, Curtain Swiss, Chenille and Lace Curtains. Centerpieces,
TABLE, BUREAU AND WASH STAND SCARFS. BATTENBURG SUPPLIES, EMBROIDERY SILKS, ETC.
Remember we guarantee to be undersold by no one in any department.
SMITHFIELD, N. C.
If You Want to Save
We advise you to go to R. I. Las
siter. He has
Another Fresh Car of
CORN AND OATS
Cheap (or cash and exchange for farm
produce HAMS AND CHICKKN8
wanted at high prices. A lot of IRON
AGE CULTIVATORS, best on earth for
COX COTTON PLANTERS
and everything you need very cheap.
He has the Best Sprayer for Spraying
Tobacco in the World.
Now If you want no trust fertlllzc.-s, the
best made for cotten and tobseco,
aheap as any body, go to
R I LAS9ITER,
8PIL0NA. N. C.
or Will H. Lasaiter,
rotJB oaks. v. e.
j SECOND-HAND $
J Sewing flachines. $
I have for sale several second-hand sewing machines. \l/
t| The prices on them range from five dollars up. Most of \i/
*fS them are good machines. All machines sold forten dollars
or more are guaranteed. If you want to buy one of them vb
US come to see me or write to me, stating what price machine Uf
^ you want and how much you can pay cash. \Jyf
$ New Sewing Machines. *
(ft I have for sale the New Domestic and New Home and ^
other sewing machines. I can suit you in style and price. ^
m Let me know if you want to buy. ^
I J. M. BEATY, $