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VOL. 20. SMITHFIELD, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1001. NO. 13.
A Partial List of the Week's Hap
penings Throughout the
Robert (i. Bid well, of Washing
ton, D. C., jumped from the
Brooklyn bridge Tuesday and
Fumes following the explosion
of dynamite in a mine near Iron
Mountain, Mich., Tuesday killed
Three passengers were killed
and 16 injured?three perhaps
fatally?in a collision 011 the
Southern railway near Alanta,
Two men were killed, four fatlly
injured and about 60 others
more or less seriously hurt in a
street car collision at Wilming
ton, Del., Friday morning.
Announcement is made of the
engagement of Associate Justice
Brewer of the United States
Supreme Court and Miss Emma
Miner Mott, a well known school
teacher of Washington.
A company with a capital
stock of f2,225,000 has iust been
organized to build the Washing
ton cotton mill at Carice, on New
river, Urayson county, Va. It
will be one of the biggest plants
of the kind in the south.
A rowboat containing a merry
party of eight young persons
was swept over Flat Rock dam,
in the Schuylkill river, about 2
o'clock Thursday afternoon and
seven of them?five girls and two
boys?were drowned. The victims
were all Philadelphians.
At Lookout, Modoc county,
Cab, Calvin Hall, his three sons
and a young man living with
Hall, were arrested for horse
stealing. Thursday night the
five inen were taken from custody
by a mob of about 50 persons
and all were hanged.
At Covington, Ky., Friday
night Mrs. Kate Hester, aged 32,
after a quarrel with her husband,
Ottie, aged 42, at the supper ta
ble, shot and killed him, as well
as their 3-year old daughter, .af
ter which she put the revolver
to her own head and blew out
Fifteen colored fisherman are
supposed to have been drowned
while fishing outside the bar at
Charleston, 8. C., Friday. There
were eight boats in the fleet and
they were scattered by wind
storm. All save three of the
boats returned in safety but
these with their crews have not
since been heard from.
rn ^ v?,?; ?..,^1
i Aiuri iiciii ^trinic
men, dressed iu the deep black of
British court mourning, represen
ting many millions of money and
vast commercial interests, were
the guests of King lid ward Satur
day at Windsor. Tliey weie the
delegates of the New York cham
ber of commerce. Morgan was
the center of attraction. The
king receiVed the delegation
cordially, aud was disappointed
that Andrew Carnegie was unable
The United States Supreme
Court Tuesday affirmed the iudg-.
ment of the Supreme .Court of
the State of Washington in the
case of Charles W. Nordstrom,
under sentence of death on the
charge of murder committed in
that StatP, and directed that the
mandate be issued at once. The
case has become famous by reason
of the fact that Nordstrom's
death sentence has been posponed
for nine years by reason of legal
George 1). Ilerron, former pro
fessor of applied Christianity in
Iowa College, at Grinnell, Iowa,
is no longer a Congregationalist.
He was tried bv a council of min
isters and elders of the church
representing eight organizations,
on the charge of "conduct unbe
coming a Christian and a gentle
man." Evidence was introduced
to show cruel treatment of his
"unusually loyal and devoted
wife," which finally resulted in
divorce proceedings and legal
separation. The council decided
that the charges were sustained
and voted unanimously to expel
him from the church.
John I). Rockefeller has placed ?
at the disposal of a body of
prominent medical men $:t00,
000, to be availabe for imme
diate expenditure by an associa
tion incorporated under the name
of "The Rockefeller Institute for
Medical Research." The home of
this institute, with such labora
tories, staff, and equipments as
may be found necessary, will be
located in New York city.
The little town of Jasper, coun
ty seat of Jasper county, Texas,
was entirely wiped out Sunday
morning by fire. Seventeen
houses, including every business
house in the place and a number
of residences, were destroyed.
Previous to the fire the postotflce
safe had been blown open and
robbed. The safe of the county
treasurer was also found to have
been blown open and rifled of its
contents. The conclusion of the
people of Jasj>er is that the rob
bers blew open these safes and
then set fire to the town to cover
up their crime and create an ex
citement which would afford
them an opportunity to escape.
The loss is estimated at $100,
000 by the fire, but it is not yet:
learned what the thieves secured
from the safes.
The strange sliding movement
of the city of Butte, Mont., which
has been noticeable at intervals
for several years, has again man
ifested itself by live large cracks
in the earth in different sections
of the city. The largest crevice
occurs on West Galena street,
where a crack 12 inches wide and
of considerable length and depth
has appeared. Threeof the open
ings on the west side of the
town and two on the east side.
There is no caving, but a distinct
parting of the earth, and the
granite walls can easily be seen
in them. The gas and water
companies have much trouble
from the strange movement,
which frequently breaks their un
derground pipes, City Engineer
Itockenbach says the engineering
department of the city encoun
ters the same trouble, as eleva
tions and bench marks in certain
parts of the city are constantly
changing. This is particularly
true of the section west of Main
street and north of Broadway,
where the marks have been
known to shift to the extent of a
foot in a very short time. What
is causing the strange phenome
non is not known, but its contin
uance is beginning to cause some
alarm among the citizens of
Gov. McSweeney, of South
Carolina acting, he said, in ac
cordance with the wishes of the
people who did not wish a pri
mary with its incident strife and
unrest, refused to accept the
resignation of Senators Tillman
and McLanrin. These resigna
tions were made at a political
meeting in Gaffney, May 25th,
tiuia ?< ir 111 invr*.i I lie ^ JTCI11VU
that night. He receive*! them the
following morning when about
to leave for t'hickamauga to
participate in the unveiling of a
monument to South Carolina'?!
deal. The governor returned
home early Friday morning and
announced his decision shortly
afternoon, lie wrote a commu
nication to the senators in which
he first said that he "returned
their resignations forfurthercon
sideration," as their action might
have bee tak?m in the heat of
debate and without Ml consider
ation of the effects upon the peo- i
pie. In the closing para
graphs of his letter, however
t he governor unequivocally de
dines to accept the resignations.
His reasons may l?e put in a few
words. A canvass between them
would result in bit terness, stir up
the people just at a period when i
they are trying to get together
for the material progress of the ,
state and would be a campaign
of personalities instead of educa
tion. Next year there will be
ample opportunity for a full dis
cussion Holding these views,
the governor says his duty is
Now is the time to get your to
bacco flues. 1 want you to see '
my work and get prices before
you buy. II. F. Smith,
Benson, N. C.
SCHOOL BOOKS AD JPTED.
Work ot the Text Book Commission
Completed. Holmes' Readers
and Maury's Geographies
Remain on the List.
Prices Greatly Re
The books to lie used in the
public schools of North Carolina
for the next five yearn have been
adopted by the Text book Com
mission in accordance with a law
passed by the last General As
sembly of North Carolina. The
task before the Commission was
a great one and we lielieve they
have done their work well.
The books adopted are as fol
University Pupbushixg Co.
Hansell's smaller U.S. History,
old price, GO cents; adoption
price, 40 cents.
Hansell's Large History, old
price $ 1; adoption price, 70 cents.
Maury's elementary Geogra
phy, old price,55cents; adoption
price, 40 cents.
Maury's Manual, old price,
$1.25; adoption price, 88 cents.
Maury's Physical Geography,
old price, $1.20; adoption price,
Holmes' Readers, entire series
of five books, old price, $2.02;
adoption price, in boards, $1.25,
in cloth. $1.40.
B F. Johnson & Company.
Johnson's Physical Culture, 25 i
Colaw & Elwood's Arithmetics,
Smaller Book, ooards, 22 cents;
cloth 24 cents. Advanced Book,
boards, 45 cents, cloth, 40 cents.
Smit(ideal's Slant Copy Books,
5 cents and 0 cents.
Heath <fc Company.
New Book. 24 cents.
Vertical Writing, 6 books, 5
and 6 cents.
Newsom & Com puny.
Beuhler's Grammar, 50 cents.
American Book Company.
Harrington's Speller, old price.
20 cents; adoption price, 15
cents. i i
Steele's Physics, old price, 50
cents; adoption price, 45 cents.
Milne's Mental Arithmetic, 25
Silver, Bi hdktt A Company
Normal Course in Drawing, !>
books, Nos. 1 to 3, 8 cents each; ,
Nos. 4 to 0, 15 cents each. ,
No satisfactory History of
North Carolina wa - offered and
the Commission will readver
tise for such a history.
No book was adopted on Civil
Government and Agriculture. 1
Primers ? Moses Reader, ID 1
cents, by K. P. Moses, published ?<
by B. F. Jonhson 4 Co., (condi- j
History?History of the Negro
Race, 40 cents, Edwards A
Broughton. For use in colored 1
ilyae's Language Lcksoiis,
Book 1 is made optional at a 1
a price of 22 cents.
It will be noticed that the (
University Publishing Company,
of New York, get the lion's share j
of the books, securing the histo
ries, geographies and readers. ,
Xewsom ACompany, of.Philadel
phia, get the grammars. The 15. ,
F. Johnson Company, of Rich
mond, get the arithmetics, the '
books on Physical culture, the;!
slanting copy books and Moses ]
Readers. The American Book ,
Company, ot New York, get the .
spellers, the mental arithmetics .
and Steele's Physiologies. Heath .
A Company, of New York, get the !
vertical copy books and language
The changes in the books will i
not l>e as many as was expected. <
I >f the books adopted the follow- ]
ing are already in use in the i
schools in Johnston county:
Holmes' Readers, Hansell's His- i
tories, Harrington's Spellers, I
Maury's (Jeographies and Steele's 1
The following have not been j
used in the schools of thiscounty ?
Beuhler's (Irammars. Milne's 1
Mental Arithmetics, Johnson's 1
Culture, Colaw A Klwood's Arith- <
metics, Hyde's Language I/?s- 1
Bons, Smithdeal'scopy books and (
Heath's vertical'copy books. !
Short Items of interest Culled
From our State Exchanges.
Thirty-one young men were pi v
en diplomas at Wake Forest Col
lege commencement last week.
Fast Tuesday Trinity College
conferred the degree upon Gover
nor Aycock iiud Senator Sim
A contract has been let to build
a court house and jail at Fauna
burp for the new county of Scot
The State Board of Agriculture
has appropiated $9,000 to make
an exhibit at the Charlotte expo
sition next winter.
Dr. Henry Fouis Smith, who
was at one time principal of Sel
ma Academy, was last week in
augurated president of Davidson
Mr. Jacob Ilarmon died at his
home in Cleveland county last
week, aged 93 years. Three
years ago his wife died at the age
of 80 years.
The Supreme Court lias grant
ed a new trial in the Gattis-Kilgo
libel suit holding that Judge
Hoke was in error in his instruc
tions to the jurry.
The A orth Carolina Teachers
Assembly will meet at Wrights
ville Beach next week, beginning
the 11th. Many of the State's
leading educators will be present
and make addresses.
1 he State Board of Agriculture
has abolished the office of immi
gration commissioner, which was1
a sinecure paying $2,500 a year.
The office was established two
years ago and has resulted in no
good to the State.
Last week application was
made to the Secretary of State
for articles of incorporation of
the ''Hamner College of Science
and Healing" at High Point.
The Secretary refused to grant
the articles. There is no mora
in North Carolina for a Faith
The Pee Dee correspondent of
the Rockingham Headlight ac
cuses sanctiflcationists of excit
ing young ladies to burn them
selves, thinking they are thus
doing service to God. They have
succeeded in agitating the minds
of some of the people to a high
pitch, in fact, some are so wrought
up about it that they are on the
verge of insanity.
It is said that the Gattis-Kilgo
case will come up for trial at
Granville Superior Court in July,
Judge Shaw presiding. It is also
<aid that Messrs. Frank I. Os
borne, of Charlotte, and Clement
Manly, of Winston, have been re
tained for Dr. Kilgo's side of the
case. There is" talk that an effort
will be made to secure the remov
al of the case from Granville
writing in tne noou in Asne a
rorrespoinlent of the Raleigh Post ]
-ays: Special sympathy is ex- ?
pressed for Shubal Lonsford, a
very old gentleman, who lives
near the Healing Springs. He
owned one of thf finest river bot
toms in the country. A month
igo it was b idly washed and all
Ins fencing was lost. This time
the river tore right through the
lieart of the old man's bottom
ind will not, some think, retire
to its original bed at all, but con
tinue to How through the bot
tom. This farm is valued at
Some time ago J. 11. McCarver,
a young white man, was sitting
an the tract of the Southern
Railway while drunk and was
run over and killed by a train.
His father sued for $2,000 dam
ages and the suit was tried in
[laston Superior Court at Dallas
ast week. The judge instructed
the jury that in estimating the
amount they should consider
,vhat wages lie would reasonably
have earned the balance of his
life, taking it for granted that
they would stay within the limits
sf the amount sued for. Hut
to the surprise of the court they
lecided that he should have
Rev. Thomas -Hume, I). 1).,
LLI)., professor of Lnglish Liter-1
ature at Chapel Hill, delivered j
j the baccalaureate address at the j
Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary at Louisville, Ky., last j
week, ilis subject was''Litera
ture and Morals," and the Louis-j
ville Courier-Journal uronouneed
it an "incomparable discourse."
Charged with deserting wife;
and children, collecting insurance
money on proof of wife's death,
and committing bigamy, Will -I.
Tyson, u young white man, a
carpenter by trade, is liehind the
bars in Wake county jail await- 1
ing the day of trial. Tyson mar
ried his second wife in Raleigh '
alter he had collected the insur- 1
ance on the life of his first wife,
whom he falsely represented as
dead after he had deserted her i
and the five children she bore 1
Sometime ago W. B. Stancill,
superintendent of a convict camp
in Mecklenburg, was searching
for an esca|>ed convict and found 1
his man in Gaston county. Stan- ?
cill had no warrant but when the 1
convict fled he shot at him. in- i
flicting a wound which caused his '
death. Stancill was tried in Gas- <
ton Superior Court, convicted J
and sentenced to four months on j'
the chain gang. He appealed i
and the Supreme Court last week ]
affirmed the decision of the lower i
court. Thereupon, upon appli- 1
cation, the Governor pardoned 1
Stancill and the latter didn't 1
have to go to the roads. 1
A irrank Advertiser.
A gentleman who has a Chris- <
tian spirit and a horse for sale 1
advertises as follows in a Minneso- I
ta paper: 1
We have a good family driv- f
ing horse for sale, providing 1
you carry insurance. <
He is not over particular as to 1
feed. In fact, he prefers our 1
neighbors' haystacks and corn- 1
cribs to our own. t
We feed him whenever wo can t
catch him, which is seldom. t
He is partly gentle. The other c
parts are not, and you must i
govern yourself accordingly. 1
We will throw in the derrick f
and telegraph pole combination
which we use to hitch him up r
If you are fond of driving we c
would advise you to engage a s
cowboy that owns a fast horse v
to do your driving, and be sure i
and get on top of the baru before i
he begins to drive the horse, v 1
For price and coroner's ad
dress apply to the owner. C
Fishing Boats Missing.
Saint Brieux, France, June ? s
Five fishing boats winch weut on
a fishing cruise in Iceland waters i
have been missingfor two months t
and are now believed to have r
foundered in a gale April <ith. ?
Their entire crews, numbering r
117 men, are supposed to have c
perished. There is general mourn- )
ing here and in tiie neighboring s
Threat Against churches.
Somerville, Mass., June 3.?The
sexton of the Third Universalis! t
Church, in West Somerville to- r
day found a note on the front ^
door of the ehurc-h making a ;1
threat that by next Sunday all j,
of il:-> West Somerville churches
will be destroyed by dynamite
utiles.- Salt,. ' iv is observed as a j,
holy day. The rote, which was
written with a pencil, reads as <
follows: | _
"I, the Lord, liveto reign. This |
church |)?rhat>s ojauied for the 8
last time yesterday. All the 8
churches in West Somerville will j
be destroyed by dynamite before
next Sunday morniug unless the
pastors hold services and observe 8
next Saturday as a holy day."
The note is similar to one which j
was posted on the doors of the
North Cambridge churches yes- r
The bilious, tired, nervous man ^
caunot successfully compete with
his healthy rival. l>e\\ itt's I.it- '
tie Early Risers the famous pills
for constipation will remove the
cause of your troubles. Hood
llros., Hare & Son, J. R. Led- 1
"Allies" In a Furht.
Tientsin, China, June 3.?There
was a serious affray here yester
day amonginternational troops.
Some British Fusileers, who
wore acting as police, sougnt to
prevent French soldiers from
alleged housebreaking, when they
were attacked with bayonets and
bricks. The Fusileers, in self-de
fense, it is said, fired in the air.
This brought a number of Ger
mans to the aid of the French
men. They numbered together
200 men. Five Fusileers fired
again, Willing a Frenchman and
wounding three others. In sub
sequent fighting, four Fusileers,
Bve Germans and one Japanese
The arrival of a German officer
and a strong guard ended the
A Saving: ot Money.
That the purchasers of school
books in ftorth Carolina will
save some $40,000 the first year
af the change to State adoption
is one fruit of the legislation
which brought about the heavy
?ut iu the prices of school books.
It is estimated that $120,000
would have been spent, with no
reduction in the prices heretofore
paid in this State, when State
adoption went into effect, but the
Una! outcome of the work of the
State Text Book Commission
has been to reduce the amount
to some $80,000.
i nere nas neen a seeming delay
ri reaching a decision as to the
:>ooks to be adopted, but as this
Jelay has secured so material a
reduction in price it is found not
to have been unnecessary. The
Tienibers of the Commission went,
it the work with the desire to
aenefit the people of the State in
:he selection of books, and thov
inew that a great benefit would
je a slashing into the prices that
lad ruled in buying books. That
hey succeeded ill this lopping off
if big profits can be seen when
;he old and the new prices are
compared, and will be a joyful
?ealizatiou to the parent when
le is called on to pay for book;
or his children this fail.
In passing, it may be well to
?ecall that it is the Dcmocrytii
inrtv that is putting tin "che^p
inly in cost book into the
cliools of the State. Always
nth the peopleand of the pea.li
tis doing its accustomed work
n saving the dollars for the |
ile.?Xewsand Ob - ;rvei
iounty Commissioners' Pieces:'
The Hoard of County ('or. >>
loners uiet Monday in i .
,essioti. all being pi ... lit.
The petition for new r.uid 1 I
ng from road near K. S. I.
er's to Sniithti -1 I and Lilliia
oad near 11. I). Johnson's ?
granted. The road is to be i ? !
mt without any ost to t
ounty. W. (' I.v siter, L b
. loo re, J. II. La- r, J. M
iter and \V. II. Flowers, - .
ippointed to lay oat and
ish the road.
r ii it,.... ... -
?'.It. ? : i ?y iX- r-1 ' ?
tier's license free of cost.
The Selma Graded ?Sc! > ?'
ion was ratified and the re
ecorded. It was ordered
he sum of 20^cents on the #. 10
mil (50 cents on thepoll be li i
or the maintenance of . I
The following taxes were 1. I
or 1901: On each poll :li c
or county purposes; on o
1100 23\ cents for countv pu>
loses: same tax under scneihde
5. and C. as State levies. In *':
tock-law territory 2."? cents on
ach ?100 real estate was f vied
or stock-law purposes.
It was ordered that list-takers
?e naid ?2.00 foreaeh copy sheet
ind ?1.00 per day and mi! m.
or listing taxes and returuiuu
It was ordered thai t'aeFin
lommittte meet in Snni.c te*-.
fune 29th, to settle wit' "i
The usual accounts wer
tops the Cough ant Works oft tfc
etscurea cold in one day
hire, no l'ay. Price 25 cents