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BORN IN 1776 AND HUSKY.
Dr. Charles Smith Claims to be 125
Years Old and Daily Attends to
Business Like a Two
Philadelphia boasts of its old
institutions mid its old people,
too. In various sections of the
city there are, living and well,
men and women w ho have seen
over a century of life. Koch re
curring anniversary of birth these
wonders of the age are referred
to as "still active and in posses
sion ot all their faculties. Tne
oldest of these old persons is
Sarah Macdonald, it is claimed.
She declares her age to be 181
years. An inmate of the Home
lor Infirm and Aged Colored Per
sons, this woman is practically
helpless, though "still possessed
of all her senses."
Hut for activity and health the
wonder of all the old wonders ot
which this old city can brag is
Dr. Charles Smith, if a mistake
has not been made as to the date
of his birth. He claims to be 125
years old and looks to be good
for 50 years more. A practicing
physician, this man has many
patients and does a full day's
work every 24 hours. Living at
Kgg Harbor City, X. J., Dr.
Smith comes to tiiis city once a
week, every Wednesday, when he
spends half-dozen or more busy
hours at his office.
"Yes, 1 am 125 years old," the
doctor said to a reporter who
.called on him. He is of middle
height and stout. His face is
very red, and his huge white mus
tache and long, broad white
beard make his face seem still
redder. As bespoke he rose from
. his desk and paced the room
with a youth's springiness. He
walks like a 2-year old.
"1 was born, said Dr. Smith,
"on September 25, 1770, in Illi
nois. There was, though, no
Illinois then; there was only wil
derness. The place where 1 was
born is about 50 miles from the
present Cairo." He stated that
he had been married three times
and that his third wife is still liv
ing. A son was born to him in
1800, he said, when he was SKI
"To what do you impute your
long life and excellent health?"
"To my medical studies," the
physician replied. "1 was grad
uated from the medical college of
the I 'uiversity of Jena, in 1808,
and from there I went to Persia
?to a city whose name I can't
recall?and in this city I studied
medicine for nine years more, in
a college of the l'arsees. The
Parsees understand medicine
much more thoroughly than we
do, and they live in a much sim
pler and much more wholesome
way. It is really not uncommon
to find among them vigorous
men of the age of 200 years and
"How d<? the Parsees excel us
in the art of living?"
J"Oh,t liev prepare their food more
carefully, iui i they keep regular
hours in everything," said I?r.
Smith. "They sleep precisely
seven hours every night, tiiey walk
and exercise in the open air every
morning, and they go in ardently
for bathing and massage."
Dr. Smith added that the Par
sees know almost all there is to
know about the medical proper
ties of herbs, and that this knowl
edge, too, helps them very great
ly to prolong their lives.
"Why, the Parsee physicians
can tell what is the matter with
you, if you are ill, without ask
ing you a question, or looking at
your tongue, or feeling your
pulse," he went on. "They teH
uv your face?by the lines in it?
for ev'ery disease 1ms its own
peculiar markings that appear
on the cheeks and forehead, and
with study these markings areas
"legible, as intelligible, as print.
I myself can read the lines of the
face. It took me six years to
learn that one thing alone."
Dr. Smith said he reinemliered
Washington, Franklin and Madi-j
son. "Isaw Wahsington when I
was ten years old," he declared.
"It was near Hount Vernon.
Washington got out of his carri
age to talk to my grandfather,
Cnarles Smith, whom he knew
well. I remember the President
as a tall, rather slender man,
with broad shoulders and a deep
chest. He wore knee breeches,
low shoes with silver buckles, and
a long coat, but I can't remember
the color of his clothes. I saw
Franklin in New York in 1820. I
""knew Horace Greeley, Tilden and
Lincoln quite well."*
At I)r. Smith's place at Hgg
Harbor City there is a spring in
which he wades every day. winter
and Summer. The old man still
has his own teeth, which are ex
cellent; his eyesight is keen and
his muscles strong and supple.
Expenses of Ocean Liners.
It was printed frequently just
after the swil't Cunarderw came
out that they were not paying
shi|>s. This was believed by rep
resentatives uf the German lines,
but it is not so. The sea express,
even so mighty a coal consumer
as the Deutschland, does pay,
and pays well, in the season when
truttic is heaviest on the Atlantic.
It estimated that it costs the
Hamburg line about #45,000 to
run the Deutschland across the)
seas. The largest item of expense i
is that of coal. She sends
through her four monumental
funnels every trip vapor repre
senting $5,000. Then there is
the bill for lubricating oil, and
the cost of the ship's immense
laundry. In the seasons when
the cabins and steerage are
crowded the ship's washing nsu
ually consists of nearly 24,000
pieces, including table linen,
blankets, sheets and the coats of
the stewards. The laundry bills
for a single trip vary according
to the number of passengers car
ried, from #300 to #500. There
are only two ships in the service;
: that do their washing aboard?
the cruising yacht I'rinzessin Vic
toria Louisa and the excursion
steamship Augusts Victoria, both
of which have electric laundries.
N'txt to the cost of coal is the
expenditure for wages. The
board of the Deutschland's crew
of 557 persons, the cost of pro
viding iter Too or more cabin
passengers with meals, the wages
of the commander, her chief offi
cers and the chief engineer help
to swell the list of expenses. The
The commanders of the German
ships receive more pay than those
of either the American or Iiritish
lines. Aside from their regular
wages, which range from #1,500
J to #4,000 a year, they have a
share in the earnings of their
ships. ()n the British lines the
captains receive from #1,500 to
#0,000 a year without perqui
sites. If, at the end of the year,
' a British commander's ship has
1 met with no accident, he gets a
bonus. The British lines think
: t his system of reward has a ten
dency to inakecommandersmore
careful. The pay of an engineer
on the German lines ranges from
#1,200 to about #2,500 a year.
The pay of the British engineer
does not differ materially from
these figures, but he also receives
a bonus if his engines run with
out accident during the year.
In Memory ol Mary A. Stancil.
The subject of this sketch, Miss
Mary A. Massengill, was born in
Elevation township, May .'11,
1 tST7, and passed away from this
world of sorrow May 11, 1901,
I making her stay on earth 53
years, 10 months and 11 days.
Her father died when she was less
[ liau six years old and hermotber
was left with three little girls to
support, she being the oldest.
Her mother moved to Smithfield
township soon after her hus
band's death, where she spent
the remainder of her days and
where Mrs. Stancil lived until
about three years ago, when she
I and family moved to Wilders
township, where she died.
She was married to William
5 Stancil, January 5, 1873, and to
this union were born livechildren,
four of whom survive her. She
[joined the Primitive Baptist
church at Smithfield Saturday
before the first Sunday in Septem
ber, 188o, and was baptized one
month following with her hus
band and two others by Elder
J. A. T. Jones. She remained a
member of that church up to her
Mrs. Staucil was a kind and
affectionate wife and mother,ever
willing and ready to administer
j to the needs and wants of her
family. She was a good and
Open hearted neighbor, loved and
reepected by all who knew her
She was taken sick the last day
of March and was confined to her
bed about six weeks with inflam
matory rheumatism. Her suffer
ings \\>re beyond expression.
She said she hoped the good Lord
would take her out of her suffer
ings and take her home to rest,
which we sincerely believe He did.
We trust and believe that she is
now basking in the sunlight of
Jesus in the land of eternal bliss,
where she is free from till sorrow
and suffering. Oh! may We all
be prepared to meet her when the
summons to us shall come. 'Tis
hard to give her up, but sweet to
believe she is at rest.
J. H. Stanch,.
Archer, N. C., Aug. 19, 1901.
To Cure a Cold In one Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine
Tablets All druggists refund
the money if it fails to cure. E.
W. Grove's signature on each
Intemperance is Decreasing.
A few days ago M. Jules Cam
bon, the French embassador to
this country, said in an interview
ut Paris inspeakingof the Ameri
can people: "'There may be some
hypocrite* among them, but the
vast majority abstain from
In commenting on this state
ment editorially the New York
Sun says: " It is true, as general
observation must have discov
ered, that prudence in drinking
all kinds of alcoholic liquors has
increased and that total absti
nence from them is relatively
much more frequent than form
It is plain that the business
conditions of to-day require the
services of sober men. No others
need apply. Great enterprises
can only be curried on success
fully by those who utilize fully
their natural mental gifts and
their physical energies. The hard
drinkercannotcoinniand the con
fidence of business men, hence
those who indulge immoderately
in the use of strong intoxicants
sooner or later become loafers.?
Astounded the Editor.
Editor B. A. Grown, of Beu
nettsville, S. ( ., was once im
mensely surprised. "Through
long suffering from Dyspepsia,"
he writes, "my wife was greatly
run down. She had no strength
or vigor and suffered great dis
tress from her stomach, but she
tried Electric Bitters, which helped
her at once, and, after using four
bottles, she is entirely well, can
eat anything. It's a grand tonic,
and its gentle laxative qualities
are splendid for torpid liver."
For Indigestion, Eoss of Apne
bite, Stomach and Liver troubles
it's a positive guaranteed cure.
Only 50c at Hood Bros.
Webster's Weekly: The "bear" j
that has caused so much alarm
among the colored population
three or four miles east of town
was cornered last week by some
of the operatives of the Edna
cotton mills. A colored woman
was in the woods picking up brush
when she heard a sound that
frightened her almost to death
and she ran screaming as fast as
her feet would carry her. A party j
was organized to hunt down the j
"beast and they found it. It J
had neither chain nor muzzle,!
and was not a wild animal that j
had escaped from a show. It I
was a moonshi ie distillery. The
owner left for parts unknown this
morning. He had worked a
clever game for several months,
securing immunity from colored
prowlers by putting out the re
port that there was a bear in the
(). (). Buck. Beirrie, Ark., says:
I was troubled with constipation
until 1 bought DeWitt's Little
Early libers. Since then have
been entirely cured of my old
complaint. 1 recommend them.
Hood Bros., Hare A Son, J. It.
WHITE'S BLACK LINIMENT.
2bc. bottles reduced to 1 oc.
"I have used White's Black
Liniment and his other house
medicines with irrcat success anr)
found them to be as repreewited
"W. L. Fuller,
"Smithtiekl, X. C."
For sale by Allen Lee,
Sinithfield, N. C. Druggist.
Senator John E. Woodard says: Dr
Worthington's Remedy has proved an
almost Infallible remedy for those diseases
for which it is especially recomfcendfd.
It has been used to mv knowltdge, with
great efficiency in ntanv distressingly
troublesome cases. I believe it should
become a household remedy everywhco.
Price 25c. at Hood Bros.
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your blanks of all kinds.
H "I was a great suffe'arr from indigestion
I and dyspepsia. I invariably spit up my
I tood after meals, and suffered with pains
? in the chest, and from awtul nervousness
? ?could not iletp. My attention was call
as a positive remedv. I took one bottle
according to directions and not only got
relief but a permanent curt. I recom
mend it without hesitation.
W. H BONDCRANT.
> Pittsylvania Co., Va.
PRICE 60c. A BOTTLE.
COLEMAN REMEDY CO., Danville, Vi.. IL $. A. |
For Sale by Hood Brothers.
Here is the Place
To Save Money.
IF YOU WANT TO
R. I. Lassiter,
SPILONA, N. C.,
to buy your goods. He has
a big stock and sells cheaper
than any one we know of.
All who owehimfor fertilizers
can settle with Will H. Las
siter, at the Riverside Ware
house, Smithfield, N. C.
I want to remind you
that I carry a full line of
Dry Goods) Shoes,
And will sell cheap for
cash. #1. #v
Country Produce bought for
cash or barter. Don't forget me
when you come to town.
J. W. CAN A DAY,
July 84-3 n BKNSON, N. C.
Smith's JY Bakery,
At Smith's Bakery you will find
Loaf Bread, Rolls,
Cakes and Pies,
Al?? Fruits, Confectioneries,
Canned Goods and
My bread is handled by J. W.
Idles, Selma; 11. E. Creech, K?ur
Oak^ J. W. Canaday, Benson.
Your patroage askeiL
W, G, SMITH,
J15?lm. SmithNeld, N. C.
The New Number 8
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J. M. BEATY,
8MITIIFIEL.D, N. C.
We are still flubbing The
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cash in adYanee.
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(s We will take cows, hogs, sheep, horses, mules, corn, fod
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NOW JY READY.
A MODERN FOUNDRY AND
MACHINE WORKING PLANT IN DUNN.
Metal Working in all its Branches.
Ten thousand feet of floor space, crammed with brand new and
ponderous machinery direct from the manufacturers.
WE ARE AGENTS FOR
t Of all fttylee ten re
4 to 6U0 horse po woe
Saw Mills, Etc.
Catalogue and Prices.
All KindsjSteam Fittings
Gonstantly on Hand.
Freight rates equalized with
other points. We are in it.
Don't forget us.
The John A. JVIcK.oy JVTf'g Go.,
j duinn. n. c.
A HARDWARE STORE WITH A WELL ASSORTED
STOCK OF HARDWARE, CONSISTING OF
Stoves, Ready Mixed Paints, Oils, Lead, Guns,
PISTOLS, AMMUNITION. TINWARE,
GLOBE CULTIVATORS. WAGON MATERIAL, NAILS and HORSE SHOEt
POCKET and TABLE CUTLERY, FIRST QUALITY BELTING,
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, LAMPS, Extra ueavy Tram Collars, etc.
Devoe's Old Reliable Paints and Colors in Oil. Every Gallon
Guaranteed. Also Sherin Williams' Paint.
Osborne /Vlowers and Reapers for Sale.
14-FINGER GRAIN CRADLES.
FH>trflV FlMl/l W're Poultry Rnd Fish Netting.
? I (SI o I Willi, Wire Screen Doors and Windows.
Acme Powder Guns for Tobacco.
Clayton Hardware Company,
C. W. CARTER, Owner and Proprietor,
1)1*-*, CLAYTON, N. C.
!? ? J"
Peacock's Big Racket Store.
SMITH FIELD, N. C.
Good Lot of WINDOW SHADES. difTercut kinds, cbtap. Bargains In
Drummers' Samples?any thing from two cents up. Tinware and Glass
ware* TdMe Oil Cloth. Shoes mil Cloth.
In the Backet Line I have Needles, Pins. Thimbles, Buttons, Hnir I*ins,
Harp* Heaps, Braida, Ties, Belts, Thread, Baskets. I keep
A Nice Line of Jewelry all the Time.
Randy made Skirts, White Homespun by the Bolt 4Jc. Fifty Gcntf
NejjHg<ee Shirts 29c. Candy, Lemons, Cakes and Chewing Gum.
Come to see me when in town.
FIRST-CLASS JOB PRINTING
The Herald Office, Srnlthfie-ld, N. C.
?AIL ORDERS RECEIVE PROBPT ATTENTION.