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ALRCIT AND DARING.
A Dramatic Cplcode of the Indian Mu
tiny at Lahore.
At Lahore, on tlie night of May
18, three dave before the date fixed
for the mutiny, a military ball was
to be held. This arrangement was
not changed lest the suspicions of
the sepoys should be aroused, and
dancing was kept up till 8 o'clock in
the morning. Then the ollicers at
gray dawn hurried to the parade
ground, where, by instructions is
sued the day before, the whole bri
gade was assembled, nominally to
hear some general orders read.
These were read in the usual fashion
at the head of each regiment. Then
some brigade maneuvers followed,
and these were so adroitly arranged
that at their close the native regi
ments found themselves in quarter
distance column, with five compa
nies of a British regiment, the
Eighty-first, opposite them in line,
the guns being still in the rear of
In a single sentence, brief and |
stern, the order was giaen for the
native regiments to pile arms.
The grenadiers of the Sixteenth, to
whom the order was first addressed,
hesitated. The men began to han
dle their arms. For one breathless i
moment it was doubtful whether
they would obey or fight. But si
multaneously with the words "Ihle
arms!" the Eighty-first had fallen
back coolly and swiftly between the
guns, and the sepoys, almost at a
breath, found themselves covered
by a battery of 12 pieces loaded with
grape, the artillerymen standing in
position with burning port fires,
while along the line of the Eighty
first liehind ran the stern order,
"Load!" and already the click of
the ramrods in the muskets was
| Iwwd. : ,
The nerve of the sepoys failed. |
Suddenly they piled amis, and COO ,
English, by adroitness and daring,
disarmed 2,500 sepoys without a [
shot. What five minutes liefore had
been a menace to the British power
was made harmless.?Cornhill -Mag
Why Snow Is White.
The pure white luster of the snow
is due to the fact that all the ele
mentary colors of light are blended
together in the radiance that is
thrown off from the surface of the
crystals. It is quite possible to ex
amine the individual snow crystals
in such a way as to detect these sev
eral colors before they are mingled
together to constitute the compound
impression of whiteness upon the
eve. The snow is then clothed with
all the varied hues of the rainbow.
The soft whiteness of the snow is
also in some degree referable to the
large quantities of air which is en
tangled amid the frozen particles.
Snow is composed of a greut num
ber of minute crystals. More than
a thousand quite distinct forms of
6now crystals have been enumerated
by various observers. These minute
crystals and prisms reflect all the
compound rays of which white light
consists. Sheets of. snow on the
ground are known to reflect beauti- |
ful pink and blue tints under certain
angles of sunshine and to fling back
so much light as to be painful to the
eyes by day and to guide the travel
er, in the absence of moonshine, by
She Needed Them.
' An American woman tells an I
amusing story against herself, re
sulting from her blissful ignorance
of any language but her own. She
was one of three American girls
traveling in Italy. They had visited
Europe with the laudable determi
nation to see famous people as well
as famous places, and in pursuance
of this plan when in Milan they
r.flitl n visit tn Ssitrnnr Vonli Vprrli
received his unexpected visitors gra
ciously, but as they were taking
leave he raised his voice slightly,
saving, "Roberto!" She, imagining
this must be the Italian equivalent
for "farewell," raised her voice also
and, looking him full in the face,
exclaimed in her turn, "Roberto!"
then turned to discover, to her dire
confusion, that Signor Verdi had i
merely been calling his manservant
to show them the door. After that
she took lessons in Italian.
Dimensions of the Coliseum.
The coliseum built by Titus, A.
D. 80. is in shape an ellipse. Its ex
ternal circumference is 57G yards,
its long diameter V05 yards and its
short diameter 170 yarns. The arena
h 0.3 by 08 yards, and the height of
the gigantic mass is 15G feet. Four
rforie- remain, the seats licing in
tiers, and n calculation, made from
< rea:l masurementl, shows that
there v.ere seats for 81,000 specta
tors, while 03.000 more could have
found standing room, thus giving
the place a capacity of l."0,000.
Only about one-third of the original
structure remains, for the great
building served Rome for ages as a
quarry, but even in its ruins it is ,
one of the most stupendous monu
ments of antiquity. Its foundation
would, in length, cover two city
blocks, while ?? width is equal to
one and a half. I
Well, smce our last scrips from
Spilona. there has lieen many
changes. We farmers wanted to
nee it ruin?now we want to see
it stop awhile, until we can plow
up a little more crab, but the
farmers around Spilona don't
] raise much crab and the seed is
not so plentiful as they are in
1 was riding out last Sunday
and passed through a cotton
farm which looked like cotton
and crab had been racing and
crab had won the race consider
ably. That farmer will complain
nex t fall of his fertilizer not being
any good?are we all lazy?
We have had several heavy
thunder storms lately and very
hard rains, the heaviest last Sat
urday night. The lightning
struck an elm tree* in Mr. It. L
I.nesiter's yard near the kitchen
door and gave thefamily a severe
shocking, also struck a clothes
line tearing it to pieces and burst
ing up things generally at both
ends; also a wire fence around
his poultry yard and garden and
killed an old turkey gobbler,nine
young turkeys and seven chick
ens, at the furtherend of the wire
fence?better be careful how you
get about a wirefencein a thunder
?Mr. J. A. Wellons and family
spent several days in this section
I'll stop here and say I wish
everybody would subscribe for
the Smithkielii Hkkald. It is
rapidly improving; now one of
the best papers we can take and
Success to the farmers.
F. L. T.
PINE LEVEL ITEMS.
M rs. Ida Woodard visited rela
tives in Wilson last week.
Mrs. B. L. Strickland visited
her sister in Kinston last week.
Mr. It. L. Ray and family visited
relatives and friends in town
Miss Vara Taylor visited the
family of her uncle, Mr. Z. Taylor,
Mrs. Mary Williams has been
very ill, but glad to say she is im
Mr. 1). T. Worley and Mr. B. L.
Strickland made a flying trip to
Mr. and Mrs. C. Fitzgerald
visited their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. K. Kornegay, Sunday.
Miss Florence Farmer of Wil
son is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ida
Woodard, this week.
Mr. John Stater, of Norfolk,
Virginia, has accepted a position
as foreman of Mr. T. T. Oliver's
Mr. Mark Mundy and daught
ers, M isses Addie and Cora, visited
the family of Mr. Wm. Green,
Saturday and Sunday.
\'V. and W.
Raleigh News-Observer: The
torpedo boat Bagley, on its trial
trip last Thursday, made the
record for 28-knot boats, by
making as high as 510 knots an
hour and an average of over 2b
knots. It was a coincidence, but
it is a fact that this trial trip was
made on the anniversary of the
death of the gallant young offi
cer for whom it was named. Just
exactly three years ago on the
Kith of May, \Vorth Bagley was
killed at Cardenas by a Spanish
shell fired upon the torpedo boat
| Does tutT]
| Baby Thrive i
| If not, something must be \
? wrong with its food. If the *
J mother's milk doesn't roup l
? ish it, she needs SCOTT'S *
T EMULSION. It supplies the J
X elements of fat required for X
| the baby. If baby is not V
i nourished by its artificial ?
4 food, then it requires
i Scott's Emulsion
? Half a teaspoonful three t
I or four times a day in its $
| bottle will have the desired |
| effect. It seems to have a ?
f magical effect upon babies ?
and children. A fifty-cent f
bottle will prove the truth J
of our statements. i
Y Should be take a In summer si 1
T well as winter. *
? enr and |t .on, all doiPirlsts ?
1 SCOTT'& BOWNh, Chamkis. Ntw York. 1
The battleship ()hio was launch
ed from the yards of the Union
Iron Works at San Francisco
last Friday. President McKinley
and many other prominent men
You are much more liable to
disease when your liver and bow
els do not act properly. I )e Witt's
Little Early Risers remove the
cause of disease. Hare & Son,
Hood Rros., J. R. Led better.
Edwin F. Uhl, ambassador to
Germany during Cleveland's
second administration, died at
' his home in Grand Rapids, Mich.,
a six by seven horse power C. & G.
Engine and Boiler
ALMOST GOOD AS NEW.
No better for ginning and bailing
Two 5(VSaw Gins
With Feeder and Condenser.
In good condition. Will sell
cheap for cash or on long time
with good paper. Big lot pure
and everything you want cheap.
R. I. LASSITER.
WANTED.?To exchange a fine
18-months old bull?half Jersey,
half Holstein, for a good milch
cow with young calf.
John O. Ellington,
Smithfield, N. C.
This signature is on every box of the genuine
Laxative Bromo-Quinine t.bi.*8
the remedy that rurt* n cold In one day
We have just printed a large
supply of Short Form Lien Bonds
and can fill all orders promptly.
R R-FARE PA,D
jdk m 200 FREE
LL Write quick to
CA.-ALA. BUSINESS COLLECE, Wlaeon. Ca.
| IUlVI Habit# Cured at your home
or at oanitorlum Rent of
references. Rook on Home T-e at meett tent
free Addrsea h. m. woolev. m. l>?
box J J. Atlanta. Qa.
Thk Hkrald and Home and
[ Farm one year, *1.25.
OF THE CONDITION OF
The Bank of Smithfield.
SMITHFIELD. N. C.,
At the close of business on the 34th day of
Loans and Discounts 1104.590 29
Overdrafts, secured 4,012 13
Hanking House, Furniture and Fix
tures - - 2,500 00
Demand Ix>ans 2,615 06
Due from Hanks and Hankers 8.376 61
Cash Item? 624 84
Gold Coin 3,955 00
Silver Coin .. 5,492 80
National Hank Notes and other U. S.
Notes 4,578 00
Total $136,744 73
Capital Stock paid in $ 25,000 00
Surplus fund 4,000 00 j
Undivided profits, less current ex
penses and taxes paid 425 66
Dividends unpaid - 44 00 I
Notes and bills rediscounted 30,000 00
Deposits subject to check 77,002 69
Cashier's Checks outstanding 272 38
Total $136,744 78
I, Allen K. Smith, President of the Hank of
Smithfle'd, do solemnly swear that the above
statement is true to the best of my knowledge
and belief. ALLEN K. SMITH,
W. M. Sanders,
J. W. Stephenson,
E. J. Holt,
State of North Carolina?County of Johnston.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the
20th day of May, 1901.
W. S. STEVENS, c. 8. C.
We have them
"in ail styles and ]
shapes to fit every j
. figure, and every
^ccrset is sold
under this most
Money Vefendcd after four
weeks* tri:.l if corset is not
Lock for this
Trrde Mark on
inside of corset
and cn bow
V LAMAZOO CORSET CO.
,k'-Kalariuoc, Mich, I ,
J SALE BY
\AJ. C. Yelvington,
. 8MITI1 FIELD, N. C. '
NOTICE OF INCORPORATION.
North Carolina- Johnston County.
| Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of
State has issued to E. .I.Holt, T. K.Crocker.
H. D. Ellington and H. S Unit a < erti finite of .
incorporation a* follov?.
1st. Name. Holt 14a; iware end Buggy Co.
2nd. Purpose. General Hardware ami Mer
< tiandise, Vehicles Manufacture and Hepair
I Shops, &?\
:ird. Place of Business, Smithfleld. N. C.
I 4th. Duration, Ik) years.
5th. Capital. 9W,UUn. Shares 9100 each.
??th. Stockholders not individually liable.
w. 8. 8TEVBN8,
Clerk Superior Court. *
Closing Exercises of Turlington Institute
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1901.
11a. m. Annual Debate.
Oukry:?Resolved, That the Policy of Expansion is not for
the best Interest of the I'nited States.
aef. neg. j;
W. H. Pittman. R. 8. Stevens.
(}. D. Peele. L. H. Champion, j
CONTEST IN ORATORY.
II. A. Hoci tt?The Mission of our Country in the Progress of
A. A. Aycock?The Present, the Past and the Future of the South.
.'1 p. m. Alumni Meeting.?Address: Jas. A. Wellons, Esq.
4:lo p. m. Annual Address:
George T. Winston, E. L. D., President of A. & M. College.
8:30 p. m.?Contest in Declamation and Recitation.
A. G. Woodard The Puritan.
Nellie Johnson Ole Mistiss. j
; 15. G. Paylor A Revolutionary Appeal.
Emma Strickland A Second Trial.
W. T. Woodard Jennie Butler and the Owl. (
| Beatrice Massey Two Runaways, j
J. S. Edwards The Dangers of the Present, j'
Mary Elovd So IVas I.
11). H. Jones A Reasonable Doubt, j
Ora Stevens The Gypsy Flower Girl.
C. W. Nixon One Century's Achievement.
Mary Lee Lucas A Brave Deed.
C. M. Austin ! American Liberty.
Nellie Barbour The Retain of Fitzsmith.
A. II. Barbour Rienzi's Appeal to the Romans, j
Rena Bingham A Roman Sentinel.
AWARDING OF MEDALS AND PRIZES.
Reading Honor Rolls. Announcements.
Music for All Exercises by Dunn Brass Band.
LOOK OUT! Owing to tie small pox rcare here recently,,
which is now over, I have on hand a very large stock of season
able goods, which I must sell in next 30 days at very low
prices, and in order to reduce my stock I shall ofler lots of goods*
at and below cost. So come one and all and examine before yoi*.
YOUR SPRING GOODS.
As I will certainly make it to your interest. I mention sorrre'
few items below that I have some special bargains in.
Tv. FtviTT c I carry a full line of nice wors
?U* J |e)j goods, best fabrics. Dutch
Suiting, Jacquards, Plaid White Goods, stripes, India Linen,
black and white Covert Cloth, Organdv Lawns, Crash SiiStJ
Foulards, Bostic Zephyrs, Dotted Swiss, Dimity Chanby. Also
full line nice Dress Prints Ginghams, Cheviots, Plaids, Domes
tic, Cottonades, &e. Special bargains in all Dry Goods. Ijj
Notions I have
Dress Shirts, Working Shirts,
COLLARS, CUFFS, NECKWEAR
Of all kinds, Umbrellas and trimmings of all kinds. Full line
of Underwear of all descriptions and special bargains. Samples
at wholesale prices.
In Hats I have the prettiest line ever brought
to this county, both in Straws of all shapes
and nice Furs, all styles, at very
I have the finest in the county and would be glad to have
my milliners, Mrs. Smith and Miss Britt to show any who
would like to see a nice line of Millinery Goods.
I have them as 1 always do. In anything your
OliUvio. want in slippers for the babies, and also ladies
and men's of every style. Special bargains in them. Come
to see my Ladies' Slippers, Dongola patent leather tips and spe
cial bargains at 50c- Also special bargains in gems fine shoes..
I have the finest line in Johnston county, and everything yorst
want. Special bargains in men's and boys' extra pants. Also
light weight coats, serges, boys' .and men's nice dress suits, &c.
I also sell THE WHEELER & WILSON SEWING MACHINE, which i^
undoubtedly the best made and would be glad to set d my sales
man to any who think of purchasing a machine.
All the above goods and more too numerous to mention*
will be sold at very low prices, either for cash or credit, and J
would be more than pleased to see all my customers and friends
procure some of the bargains. So come at once before they are
Thanking you for past favors and soliciting continuance of*
same I remain, Yours respectfully,
C. T. Johnson,
BENSON, N. C.
Several people have been in our store recently, and, upon
seeing our goods, would say that they did not know that we
kept so and so, that they had gone elsewhere and paid much
higher prices for articles not as nice as ours. Below we give ?
partial list of what we carry.
BED ROOM SUITS.
FROM 87.50 TO $35.
Our $35 suits are as nice as you can buy in many places for
forty-five or fifty dollars.
Bureaus from $3.50 to $15.00
Bed Steads from L50 to 15.00
Rockers from 75c. to $4.50
Straight Chairs(Solid Oak)
from 48c. to $2.50 each>
Window Shades, 15c. to $100
We Garry a Nice Line of
Center Tables, Dining Tables, Wardrobes, Trunks, Tin Safe*,
Glass Door Cupboards, Single and Folding Lounges,
Carpet, Matting, Rugs, Floor Oil Cloth, Etc.
We also carry in stock ? _ , ___ - -
theNew Roy?successor SCWIRQ MflCRlRCS.
to the Royal St. John
Fully guaranteed at from 820 to 835.
We also cnrry the New No. 9 Wheeler & Wilson Sewing
Machine?ball-bearing and rotary motion. One-third faster..
one-third lighter, one-third less noise, than any long-shuttle ma
shine made. The Wheeler & Wilson is positively the highest
grade sewing machine made. Call and see us.
The Smithfield Furniture Co
Bill Files, Letter Files,
LEGAL AND FOOLSCAP PAPER. PENS
and Penholders for Sale at Herald Office.