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KING EDWARD'S PERQUISITES.
A king has many privileges, but
the oddest of all King Edward's is
surety the right he has by statute
to the head of every whale caught
on the coasts of his kingdom. The
tail is to go tea Queen Alexandra,
the object of the division being to
guarantee that the queen's ward
robe shall be furnished with whale
bone. King Edward is not likely to
receive many whales, however long
be may reign, but there are many
perquisites of the crown which are
not so rare as whales in England.
The king is entitled, for instance,
to every sturgeon brought to land
in the United Kingdom. One of
them, caught in the Thames, was on
the table at (Jueen Victoria's wed
ding banquet. The king should re
ceive, too, every year from divers
persons, a tablecloth worth 3 shil- <
lings, two white doves, two white
hares, a catapult, a pound of cumin
aeed, a horse ami a halter, a pair of
scarlet hose, a currycomb, a pair of
tongs, a crossbar, a coat of gray fur,
a nightcap, a falcon, two knives, a
lance worth 2 shillings and a silver
needle from his tailor.?St. James
Jl RA MOIWTAIX* CRACKIVU
The Xeuchatel district of Swit
zerland is threatened with a feurful
disaster. A huge mountain in the
Jura range has lieen so quarried
that its sides are cracking, and the
whole vast mass of more than a mil
lion cubic meters is in motion. In
deed when the present frost breaks
up it is feared that the mountain
will fall into the valley.
Several towns are in imminent j
danger of being wiped out, and the
inhabitants have been warned.
The Jura range is the block of
mountains rising between the Rhine
and the Rhone and forming the |
frontier la-lween France and Swit
zerland. It is really h huge plateau
15G miles long ami 38 miles broad.
The height of the mountains varies
considerably, but that of the Clias
aeron. near Ncucliute), is .5,280 feet.
The cracks in the mountain
which threatens to fall ure growing
daily more ominous and create
sounds likened to thunder. The au
thorities, of course, can do little to
prevent the impending disaster, but
they ure trying to avoid it and to
save life.? London World.
COST OP flKOISTKIIITG MAIL.
Many persons used to refuse to
avail themselves of the privilege of
registering their letters on the
ground that to do so was to adver- |
tise the fact that a missive was i
worth stealing, while, if it were ac
tually stolen or lost, the govern
ment would pay no compensation to
the loser. Two years ago an appro
priation of $0,000 was made to pro- [
vide an insurance fund.
This amount had been asked for '
by the postotliee department in the
belief that it would not much more i
than cover the indemnities demand-'
ed in a year. The department was j
agreeably surprised when at the end '
01 the first twelvemonth only j
$154.03 was found to have been
paid out on this account. Thus it '
appears that the adoption of this
.system of insurance has cost the
government very little, while en
couraging many people to register
their letters and packages.
MADE ISIS AVE BY ROLITl DR.
For over ton years Marcus Meyer
has acted as sheep herder in the Ya
kima valley, there being months at 1
? stretch when he would not see a
human being. The other day he
was committed to the asylum at
Walla Walla, it being the unanimous
opinion of the directors that he was
driven insane by the solitude to j
which he was subjected during the
long seasons in the hills with no
companionship but the sheep. He
is a Frenchman and has considera
ble money in the bank. The mania
of the insane man is that he is be
ing pursued by the king of France
and that if caught he will be be
headed by the guillotine.?Tacoma
?(Wash.) Cor. Chicago Record.
SHIfDATS AMD OTHER DATS.
"Down on the Delaware-Mary
land peninsula there live two fami
lies who, according to the local
Srints, are named Day and Sun
ay," said Representative lloffeck
er of the first named state recently.
"The Day family has seven daugh
ters, and the Sunday family has
seven sons. I am reliably informed
that five of the Day girls have al
ready married that number of Sun
day boys and that still another Day
girl is about to become the wife of
another Sunday boy. In view of
this, why isn't it appropriate to say
that every Day will l?e Sunday by
and by?"?Washington Post.
COCLDST CJSDERSTAVD IT.
Among the anecdotes related of
the late Maurice Thompson is one
of a visit to Gordon county, Ga.
An old inhabitant said to the then
distinguished author, "I can't Bee
how you could ha' made sich head
way in the worl' when I rickollect
that I used to go fishin with font"
Atlanta Constitution. (
FOR THE LITTLE ONES.
What Happened When the Birda Put
Their Head* Together.
A writer from Limington, Me , to
the Portland Pre-* relates the fol
lowing: "In her hack yard are some
plum trees, m which some hush spar
owls for several years have built
their nests and reared their young.
The lady of the house was accus
tomed to put upon her back door
steps and window sills shreds of cot
ton yarn for them to build their
nests with and pieces of cracker or
| sugar cookies, which the birds would
come and eat and feed their young
and afterward coax their young
i down, when they could fly, and teach
thern to eat also. The lady took
great pleasure in the birds as they
came, from year to year, and she
could distinguish these from others
of the same species, as all others
were shy; these were not, even on
their first return. One day, after the
young had grown up, the whole
flock were down upon the doorstep,
feeding upon the supplied crackers,
when, to their astonishment, a strip
ed squirrel, which had been sitting
erect near by, apparently unnoticed, j
leaped among them, and off they
flew in a great fright. The same
thing was repeated several times.
Finally they flew up and lighted
upon a piece of clothesline which
had been left for that purpose for
them, and, putting their heads to
gether, they chattered several min
utes ; then down they flew again up
on the steps by the pieces of crack
ers. After a few moments in leaped
the squirrel. To his surprise, how
ever, the birds, instead of flying
away, as usual, set upon him, peck
ing and beating him with their
wings. The squirrel, unable to suc
cessfully resist, beat a hasty retreat
and, strange to say, never returned
to annoy them afterward."
Message From Edward VII.
There are probably no prouder, j
happier children in the world today
than a small boy and girl living in )
Ottnwa. Their names are Frederick i
and Lizzie McKeown, and they have
had a letter from King Edward VII,
or, rather, a message from his maj
esty through the Marquis of Lans
downe. These little people, who are
12 and 10 years of age respectively,
were so distressed by the death of
Queen Victoria and so sorry for
their "dear king and emperor" that
they determined to write letters of
sympathy to his majesty. They nev
er expected an answer, but a few
days ago a "military gentleman," a
messenger from Government House,
appeared at the door of the Mc
Keown home and delivered a black
bordered missive for Master Fred
erick. The letter read as follows:
The Mar?|uia of lanadowne wag very pleased to I
receive Frederick M< Kt own'i letter, in which he
inclosed a letter from himaelf and from hia sister i
to the king.
Ix>rd Iamadcwne duly laid the two letter* before
hia majeaty, who wit touched by their cot tent a
and wan very gratified to hear how deeply the
queen waa loved and how affectionately her mem
ory ia rhcrirhed by the children of Canada. The
king deairea Lord Lanadowne to thank Frederick
McKeown and hia aister for their eiprewion of
loyalty to himaelf.
What Raatua Thought.
Ilcre is u story from The Youth's
Companion that gives an amusing
idea by Uncle Hast us.
"The world is round, and it goes I
round, Uncle Rastus," said the small J
grandson of the old colored man's
former owner. "Don't you under
stand about it ?"
"No, honey, I cvan't say I does,"
admitted Uncle Ilastus, surveying
the well varnished apple with which !
his little guest had illustrated his '
argument. "Wat holds de world
up? Pat's w'at I'd like to know,
"Why, it goes round the 6un, Un- j
cle Rastus," said the boy eagerly,
"and the sun holds it up by the law
"Uh! Honey, I reckon you ain't
gone quite far 'nough in yo' reason
in yet," said the old man, with a
smile of patronizing good nature. ;
"In dat case, w'at would keep de
world up when de sun's done gone
down ? Answer me dat, chile."
UTTLS MIMK4 (WITH A IKX DOkfcV
Coin* and arc my baby dear.
Doctor, the ia ill. 1 fear.
Y -aterdav, do what I would.
Blie would touch no kind of food.
Ami abe toaara, moan* and crtsa
Doctor, what do you advtae?
Hum. he! Good madam, tell me, pray,
^ hat hare you offired her today?
Ah. ye*; I ace?a piece of cake;
The worst thin* you could make her tahm
Just let me taaie. Yea. yea. I fear
Too many pluma and currants here.
Put. atop! I muat Juat taate again
Bo as to make the matter plain!
But. dot tor. pray excuse me. Oh,
You've eaten all my cake up now!
I thank you kindly for your care,
But do you think 'twas hardly (air?
Oh. dear me! Did I eat the cake?
Well. U waa for dear baby's aake!
But keep her in her bed, well wun,
And you will see she'll take no harm.
At night and morning use. once more.
Her drink and powder a* t>efore.
And the must not be overfed,
But may juat hare a pirn* of bread.
Tomorrow, then, 1 dare aay,
Bft'll be quits right. Good day; rood day!
Mr. E. Hiiffh Hee, of Raleigh,
was in town Tuesday.
Mrs. N. E. Edgerton und little
Ed went to Raleigh Monduy.
Mr. J. Ruck Hudson is buying
i cotton here for M. G> Winston A:
Miss lToston entertained the
|"8elraa Dramatic Club" at her
home on Tuesday evening. Dr.
J. W. Hatcher won the prize for
going foot tjie greatest number
of times in the amusing game
that was plaved East but not
least, came the delightful refresh
ments which our hostess is noted
East Monday evening Mr. and
Mrs. M. D. bright celebrated the<
fifth anniversary of their mar
riage at the "Preston Hotel."
Those present were Misses Mallie
Preston, Faunie Jackson. Nannie
and Rosa Richardson, Messrs.
W. IE Call, W. W. Hare, J. D.
Stewai t, R. M. Nowell, Creech,
Dr. J. 15. Person, Jr., and Dr. .1.
W. Hatcher. Delightful refresh
ments weie served in the beauti
fully decorated dining-room. All
present seemed to thoroughly
enjoy the evening spent with the
fair bride and handsome groom.
Skin troubles, cuts, burns,
scalds and chafing quickly heal
bv the use of DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Solve, It is imitated. lie
sure you get DeWitt's. J. R.
I^edlietter, Hare & Son, Hood
Easter Picnic at Wendell.
The people of Wendell and sur
rounding community sjtent Eas
ter Monday in a very pleasant i
and profitable way.
The exercises were opened at
10:30 by a duet, played by M isses
l'attie Richardson and Puttie
I-ee, alter which the student body
sang a charmingchorus, "Easter
Hells. ' Professor Flowers then
announced that Mr. W. A. Ed-j
gerton, of Kenly.was present and
would make a short s(?eech rela
tive to the further exercisesof the
Mr. Edgerton came forward
and, in his usual, candid, humor
ous way,entertained hisaudience
for the space of twenty minutes.
Rev. (j. B. Starling, of Fre
mont, was then introduced. Mr.
Starling took the stand, and,
many say, delivered the speech of
A sumptuous dinner was then
spread, and enjoyed by all. The
evening was spent in "a pieasant
way; in ball games, bicycle pa
rades, conducted by Mr. J. R.
Hood; and games for children,
conducted by Miss Moss. Those
who were present cannot mistake
the prosperity of the community I
and the success of Wendell High 1
Those famous little pills, De
\\ itt's Little Early Risers will re
move all impurities from your
system, cleanse your bowels,
make them regular. Hood Bros.,
Hare & Son, J. R. Ledbetter.
Nine million birds' nests, for
soup-making, are brought into
Canton in a year. It takes 50
to make a pound, and they cost
II .50 ounce.
(jaa is the only British trade
which in 1890 employed no
women. There were seven at
work in electrical works.
The Fnited States s|>ends f 10,
000,000 a year a yenr on its
Indian subjects, more than five
times as much as Canada expends
on a similar number.
OF COD-LIVER OIL WITH
should always be kept in
the house for the fol
FIRST- Because, If any member I
of the family has a hard cold, it
will cure It.
SECOND ? Because, if the chil
dren are dellcUe and sickly, it will
make them strong and well.
THIRD? Because, if the father or
mother is losing flesh and becom
ing thin and emaciated, it will build
them up and give them flesh and
FOURTH ? Because it is the
standard remedy in ali throat and
No household should be without it
It can be taken in summer as well
as in winter.
Look! dixik I'l.ows 88c Each
Hardware and Furniture Regardless of Cost
Our Furniture !? made in Dunn and we can aave you the fieigtrf We carry th
lari(eat line of Kubber. Oandy and leather Belting. Engine and Villi 8upplfea li I
thli part of North Carolina, and can All your order* promptly. Write us for price*
Dunn Hardware and Furniture Company,
DUNN. N. C.
| Time to Paint |
< > is right now before your he use begins to c
< > look old and weather beaten. It will < 1
1 1 cost less to have it done now than lately l '
| J because it takes less paint to do the work, 1
( f when the house is comparatively new. It X
< > will cost less also if you will see to it that >
i > the Sherwin Williams Co.'s Paints are 4
< > used. They cover more surface per gallon, (
' ' cost less, look better, last longer, are ' 1 i
* * more satisfactory. See our show windows. ' 1
!! Smithfield Hardware Co,, 1
| | OPPOSITE POST OFFICE. A
* ' J. H. KIRKMAN. M. L WADE C '
We keep a full line of Coffins, Csskets anr
Undertakers' Furnishing Goods, fron
the lowest to the highest price.
wc Keep Also Goods, Notions, Groceries
and General Merchandise. X Call to see us.
f=- m HOOD & CO.
F#-tf 8ELMA, N. C.
My line of Spring Goods is now in and is the nicest I have ever had. My
line of staple and fancy Dress Goods cannot be beaten In LAWNS, OR
GANDIES, DDCKS, PIQUES, PERCALES AND DIMITIES, I have as
pretty colors as can be had, In heavy and staple Diy Goods. I have the
goods and the prices that will suit you.
Latest Styles and Loudest Prices
on Ladies' and Gents' Belts and Neckwear. I also have latest style in a
STRAIGHT FRONT CORSET.
Be sure and see mv line of fancy shi ts before you buy. I can give you a
good Negligee, Madras, Silk Front. Percale or Pique Shirt from 50c to
My line of Shoes is as good as you can get anywhere. I challenge any
man an quality or prices for my spring and summer trade. I have a nice
line of Ladies', Misses' and Ohildrtn's Oxfords, both black and tan. A good
line of Gent's Oxfords front $1.25 to $2.50. A complete line of HATS,
CAPS, AND GENT S' FURNISHINGS always on hand. Be sure to see
my stock before buying.
Apl7-tf. BENSON, N. C.
WILL SELL CHICKENS OH
Are vou interested in line poul
try ? If so. it will pay you to deal
with me. Having hatched a suffi
cient number of chicks for my
next year's stock, 1 offei for sale
a portion of my Iiarred Plymouth
Hock breeders at $ 1.00 and $2.00 j
each. Can furnish ecrgs promptly
at $1.00 a setting. Write me at
once. L. F. LUCAS,
A2?tf. Lucama, N. C.
Buy your Kainit and Acid of
J. H. Parker, Selina.
To Whom it May Concern :
There will be an election held I
in School District No.3, in Selma
Township, on the 30th day of I
May, 1901, to levy a special tax
for the purpose of establishing a
Graded School for said district.
This April 1st, 1901.
By order of the Board.
J. W. Stephenson,
Clerk B. C. C.
Notice is hereby given that the
next stockholders meeting of the
SmithfieldCotton Mills will occur
on Monday, April 29, 1901, at
11 o'clock at the mill.
Allen K. Smith,
8. S. Holt, President.
Sec'v and Treas.
I have used Dr. F. E. White's
Worm and Condition Powders as
a blood purifier for horses. It
improves the appetite, fattens ]
the horse, expels worms and i
gives a glossy coat.
Guaranteed and sold by Allen
Lee, Druggist, Smithfield,*N. C.
YOU NEED IT.
It is flood to have
on hand. X
A Bottle of T ' *
Nerve and Bone
Made strictly by an old and reliable formula.
Has been used for thirty-five years.
For Man and
You Get a Large Bottle for 50 eta.
MIDI AMD FOB SALR BT
J Q rnOZINGO,
Smlthfleld, N. C.
For sale by Hood Bros., Smithfleld; Haywood j
Price, Beulah township; Hare & Son, Selma,
N. C.; W. E. Smith. Micro. N. C.
1 wish to say to my friends and
customers that 1 have added to
my full line of General Merchan
dise a nice and up-to-date stock j
of MILLINERY, thecheapestand
prettiest ever brought to Four
Oaks. Ladies, Come to see me
and buy your i
Sprint) and summer Hals
from my Milliner, Miss Willie
Creech. I have also the latest
thing in the gilt and velvet belts.
Also the spikes for the belts My ,
goods are cheap and new stock, i
Give me a trial.
Apr5?tf Four Oaks.
EDWARD W FOU. P. H. BROOKE
POU & BROOKS,
8MITHFIELD. N C.
Claims Collected. Estates Settled.
Practice in Johnston and adjoining
W. W COLE,
hmitiikikkij, n. c.
Practices wherever services desired.
Claims collected and estates settled.
Office in Bmlthwick Building.
DR. S. P. J. LEE,
Smithfield, : : N. C.
Office in Smithwick
Dr. J. W. Hatcher,
Selma IN. C.
Office in Hare & Son's Drnij Store.
L. A. MUNS. M. D~
Physician and Surgeon
WILSON'S MILLS, N. C.
Residence near Mr. Q. F. Uzzle. office neJkT
itore of Messrs. C. M. & W. G. Wilson. At
jails promptly answered.
John W. Futrell, Treasurer of Johnston
County, will be in Smithtield everj
Monday and Saturday and Court Week*
CUHce in back room of the Hank of Smith
Held. In his absence county orders will b*
?aid at the Hank
smitheield, n. c.
Transients and Boarders.
On Main Business Street.
MRS J. E. DICKENS,
FLOYD H. PARRISH,
8MITHFIELD. N C.
Fresh Meats, Beef and Ice.
Highest Prices Paid for [Hides.
EST Heef cattle wanted.
W. H. STALLINGS, Prop'r,
CLAYTON, N. C.
Hates 25 cents per meal or $1.00 per day. Cal J
and see me when you come to town.
Groceries, X Fruits
Coafectloneriea and Vegetables.
MARKET Run in Connection. I will pay.
highest price for fat cattle, beef, pork, kc.
W. H. STALLINGS,
CLAYTON, N. 0.
STUKL FUR RENT,
House* for Rent,
MULES FOR SALE.
My store in Smlthfleld now occupied bj
Mr. D. P. Johnson, will soon be vacant and twr
Apply to Beaty & Holt
IF YOU WANT IT
I have several two room houses on m j farsr
for rent cheap. I have
3 or 4 Cheap Moles
I COULD 81* A HE AND WOULD
Also one young mule for sale.
150 to 200 cords dry pine wood!
B. R. JONES,
Four Miles West of Hmithfleld.
Come and see me if you want the?
best flues for the least money. T
I have the Cotton King and Elmo
(the world's best )
Fine Breech Loading
All at factory price*.
Come and see them If you
want to get the hcst goods
for the least money.
S. B. JOHNSON,
Smithfield, N. C.