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VOL. 20. SMITIIFIELD, X. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 0, 1901. NO. 20.
A Partial List of the Week's Hap
penings Throughout the
Plow monufacturers held u
meeting in Chicago this week and
decided to advance 10 per cent,
in the price of plows, the increase
in price to go into effect next
A train jumped the track at
Fairville, N. Y., Thursday night,
throwing the passengers into a
gravel pit. Two people were
killed, and five were sent to the
Thursday night two more lyn
chers?John Strength and Martin
Miller?were convicted of murder
in the second degree in Alabama
and sentenced to ten years in the
It is believed that the crisis in
the steel strike is fast approach
ing. Efforts at arbitration are
still being made, but it does not
seem likely they will succeed.
It looks as if the strike will fail.
During last; week nine gushers
were brought in in the Texas oil
fields. During the month nine
teen spouting wells werecomplet
ed. In all 44 gushers have been 1
completed. The daily shipments
averaged 85 cars.
The steamer Deutschland ar
rived in New York Thursday with
a new record to her score. This
trip was made from Cherbourg
mole to the Sandy Hook light
shin in five days, twelve hours
ana twenty-three minutes.
The strike of cotton mill opera
tives at Columbia, S. C., contin
ues with no sign of weakening on
either side. The mills will not
employ any union labor. The
vacant places in tae mills are be
ing rapidly filled by others.
It is now reasonably certain J
that at least twenty-eight per
sons perished as a result of the
explosion of one of the boilers of
the steamer City of Trenton on
the Delaware river, above Phil
adelphia, Wednesday afternoon.
Reports from several counties
in south Texas show that heavy
rains fell Friday accompanied by
high winds, which did consider
able damage to cotton bolls.
No other damage is reported so
far. The rain extended as far
north as Corsicana, being the
first good down-pour in that
section between Houston and
that town since last June.
George Howard, a member of
a mob which lynched Robert
White, a negro, near Watumpka.
Ala., some months ago, was on
Wednesday convicted of murder
and sentenced to life imprison
ment. He admitted his part in
the lynching and named the other
twelve members of the mob.
Howard is a prominent farmer.
The negro was accused of shoot
ing #a white man. The cases
against six others accused of be
ing members of this mob are now
being tried. All others who are
alledged to have been members
of the mob have left thecountry.
Death of a Little Child.
Gil last Monday, Septeinoer
2nd, at 12:80 o'clock p. m., our
home was again saddened by the
enterence of the death angel, who
took from us little Amy Enid, in
fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Gilbreath, and transported
it to its heavenly home. The
body was laid to rest Tuesday
afternoon in the Nahunta bury
All that a tender mother, a
kind physician and loving hands
could do was done for the little
sufferer who bore her sufferings
with such patience as to leave a
lasting impression on all who
knew her and make Heaven
dearer because she is there.
80, like a Illy rare.
80 fragile and no fair.
And dearer and purer than earth:
For we heard the angels say,
I/et us bear the body away
Where the cold sharp frost never falls.
Herald office is the place to buy
your blanks of alj kinds.
MONTHLY COTTON REPORT.
An Impairment ot One Point in Con
dition in Nortb Carolina.
Washington, Sept. .'trd.?The
monthly report of the Statis
tician of .the Department of
Agriculture' shows the aver
age condition of cotton on
the 24th day of August to have
been 7T.4, as compared with 77.
2 on the 25th of the preceding
month, (58.2 on September 1st,
1899, and a ten year average of
There was an impairment of
condition during August amoun
ting to 18 points in Texas, 10 in
Oklahoma, 8 in Arkansas, 7 in
Alabama, 4 in Virginia, 2 in
Louisiana and one point in North
Carolina and Florida. Other
wise there was an improvement
during the month in Georgia,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Inu'n
Territory and Missouri amount
ing to 3, 5, 3, 1, and 4 points
respectively. In M ississippi there
was no appreciable change in
A condition below the ten year
average is reported in a majori
ty of the States the deficiency
being 15 points.in Texas and
Arkansas, (5 in North Carolina,
?'$ in Tennessee and -Virginia and
one in Alabama and Florida. In
Oklahoma the condition is ten
points below the average of five
years, and in Missouri six points
below the average of the eight
years for which statistics are
available. On the other hand, the
conditions in Georgia, Mississ
ippi. South Carolina and Louis
iana are 4, 13, 5 and 4 points
above their respective ten years
averages, and in Indian Teritory
one point above the average for
As compared with September
1st, 1900, conditions at the
close of August were less favor
able in Texas, Arkansas and
Oklahoma to the extent of 21, 4
and 10 points respectively, and
were more favorable to the ex
tent of 2N points in Mississippi,
20 in South Carolina, 12 in Geor
gia, 11 in Alabama and Missouri,
10 in Louisiana.!) in Tennessee
and Virginia, Sin NorthCaroilna,
7 in Florida and 4 in India
The averages of eonditionin the
different States are reported as
Virginia 82, North Carolina82,
South Carolina 80, Georgia 81,
Florida 78, Alabama 75, Miss
issippi 88, Louisiana 80, Texas
56, Arkansas 01, Tennessee 73,
Missouri 75, Oklahoma 08, In
dian Territory 70.
? Mr. IV. A. Sanders is attending
court at Smithfield this week.
Miss Lfzzie Sanders visited in
the Four Oaks section Sunday.
Miss Alice Radford, of Smith
field, is visiting friends in our
Mrs. Geo. W. Parker and child
ren have returned to their home
Miss Lillie Upchurch returned
home Sunday, after an extended
visit in Sampson county.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Sanders
visited at Mr. O. R. Hand's in the
Four <)aks section Sunday.
Mr. Robt. Lee and sister, Miss
Annie, of the Gift section, attend
ed services at New Hope Sunday.
Mr. Daniel Graham who has
been visiting friends in Sampson
county returned home last week.
Mr. Ilufus Sanders attended
quarterly meeting Sunday at
Lbenezer, in the Rentonville sec
Master Junius P. Sanders is
visiting his uncle, Robt. Sanders,
in the Sanders Chapel neighbor
Rev. W. G. Everton, of Newton
Grove, will begin a protracted
meeting at Antioch Monday
Miss Emma Strickland, who
has been visiting relatives in the
Four Oaks section'retumedhome
A. G. S.
snort Items of interest Clipped
and Culled From our State
The Zelimore truck farm, two
miles from Fayetteville, made
?$2,22.") net during the past year.
The first baleof North Carolina
cotton wassoltl at Morven, N. C.,
Tuesday, August 27, at 9\ cents.
Four cases of smallpox were
discovered among negroes at
Charlotte Friday. The health
authorities took charge of the
A negro woman has been put
in Richmond county jail for plac
ing her infant in a well. There
was no water in the well, thechild
was not killed, but died from neg
lect, says the coroner's jury.
The gain in taxable valuation
of property in the State under
the new law will perhaps be larger
than was generally believed it
would be. Some of theestiinates
are that the increase will amount
It is estimated that the wheat
crop in Catawba county this year
will amount to 40,000 or 50,000
bushels, about one-twelfth of all
the wheat produced in the State.
Some farmers made 45 to 50
bushels per acre.
The directors of the Methodist
Orphanage at Raleigh last week
accepted the design and plan,
which is for a brick building of
three stories an?l a basement.
Contracts will be let soon. The
cost is to be $25,000.
A young girl, Miss Hazel Arm
field, of Greensboro, died in a
horrible manner last week. She
was visiting relatives at Oak
Ridge and took, by mistake, a
dose of ,strychnine that she
thought was quinine, and died in
President Winston, of the Ag
ricultural and Mechanical'College,
has made arrangements to ac
commodate 50 additional stu
dents, but says that in spite of
this at least 50 will probably
have to be turned away during
September. The time has come
when more dormitory room is a
The Carthage Blade says that
old Pratt, the faithful buggy
horse of Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon,
died recently at the age of 30
years. Lawhon owned him 21
years and during that time drove
45,000 miles in his travels as
minister and pastor of churches
in Moore, Richmond, Montgom
ery and Chatham counties.
Boone Democrat: The condi
tion ot the family of Mr. Benja
min Brown, of Deerfleld, is dis
tressing. Within the past three
months he has buried his wife,
sister and grown daughter, and
there are now five of his children
very low with typhoid fever, two
or more of whom, we are told,
are not expected to recover.
Washington Progress: From
last reports we learn that 329
horses had died in Hyde county
up to the middle of last week and
the disease had not abated. This
is distressing. We still hold to
our former views in believing
that the cause is largely due to
the mosauitoes. In the lower
portion of this county, where the
mosquitoes were bad, horses are
dving and thediseaseisless where
tfie mosquitoes were fewer. The
disease is confined to the mos
quito belt almost entirely.
The, members of Walter R.
Moore Camp United Confederate
Veterans are requested to meet
for their anual Picnic in the
town of Smithfield on Thursdav
September 12th. at 10 o'clock
All Veterans and their friends
are cordially invited to meet
It is expected that as many as
can will bring well filled baskets
By order of
A. HORNK, Col. Com.
E. J. Holt. Adjutant.
WEEK CROP REPORT.
Cotton hruting Poorly and Shedding
Badly?Fodder Pulling: Well
The Weekly Crop Bulletin, is
sued by the Weather Bureau at
Raleigh says that while on the
whole the weather for the week
ending Monday, September 2nd,
was an improvement on that of
the week prior, yet it cannot be
said to be as satisfactory to. the
farmers as could be desired. In
the eastern portion of the State
conditions improved, but in the
western there were excessively
heavy rains, which washed lands
badly and injured crops on the
lowlands. More sunshine is need
ed in all sections. The tempera
ture has averaged two degrees
daily above normal. Cotton has
not materially improved. In
some places the growth is good,
but it is fruiting badly and is
shedding, in many places the
bolls are rotting for want of sun
1 lie condition of coi n has im
proved, especially on uplands
and on red soils. On bottom
lands the condition is not so
ff,V ' owing to heavy rains.
1 he fields are very grassv. Late
corn is doing well except in the
western portion of the State
w here it has had too much rain!
i he cutting and curing of to
bacco is being pushed, the color
being good. Fodder pulling is
well advanced, except in the wes
tern portion, where the work has
been retarded by rain; on up
ands the work is being pushed
but on lowlands the crop is vet
too green; there has been too
much rain for saving the fall crop.
* armers are breaking land for
sowing. Wheat not threshed is
being injured in the shock. ()ats
are good but not plentiful; some
Has been damaged in the s'>ock
some sowing has been accom
plislad. .Much hay has been cut.
but some sunshine is needed for
the .vork. Karly sowed turnips
are coming up to a good stand.
le'd peas are doing finely, Gar
dens have improved, butare very
grassy. Cabbages ai* rotting,
potatoes are verv pramisin0"
} ery little i-nj.roveai-nt in friTt
is noted. Rice is heading nicely.
AtOUND SANDERS CHAPEL.
Mr. J. P. Sanders is at home for
a lew pays.
Mr: James Carr, of Mt. Olive is
in the neighborhood.
. 5'r- W'iilC. Smith left for (Juil
ford College Monday morning.
Mrs. James Woodall has re
turned from a visit to Raleigh.
Mr. J. C. \\ hitlev has accepted
a position with Mr. R. o. Cotter
Mrs. Thomas Faison and child
ren, of Duplin, are visiting rela
tives in the neighborhood.
Miss Clara Smith leftforSmith
neld Tuesday, where she will at
tend school at Turlington Insti
,-M*e were much pleased to have
Mr. hd Gurley out at Sunday
School last Sunday. Mr. Gurlev
is an earnest Sunday School
worker, and we hope he will come
often while he is in Johnston.
A number of our young people
were present at a delightful social
gathering at the home of Mr
L. C. Lynch's lastTliursdnveven
?ive" complimentary to Miss
N innie Holland, of Little Rock.
A rkansas.^ Quiet games were par
ticipated in and music by the
band added to thepleasureof the
occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Lynch en
tertained in a delightful manner
A small child was asked the
other day verethe survivors
from the i 1. <'Nonh! Shem
and Ham. e said. "Yes " re
plied then >tli? ?, "and whoelse?"
I he child . d for a moment
m though .n a brilliant idea
struck he ud." she added,
Joan of -Ex. 1
^ 9",r^n ' our tobacco well
graded for K ,s>r hundred a1
Skinner & 1 j ale's and it wil
j pay you v ell t j have it graded
SELMA NEWS NOTES.
Graded Schools Open Well. ? An
Encounter With a Crazy
Wm. Richardson, Jr., returned
to the A. Jc M. College Tuesday.
Miss Lizzie Whitley, of Wendell,
is visiting her cousin, Rniford l'.
Miss Mattie Ellington, of Man
chester, Ya., is visiting Miss Fan
Mr. Willie Horton, of Wendell,
has accepted a position with P.
Messrs. F. M. flood A Co. have
moved into the store under the
?. r. B. M. Robertson, of Clay
ton, spent Tuesday night with
Mr. W. H. Hare.
Miss Rosa B. Richardson will
begin her class in elocution ahout
.the middle of September.
Robert Millard Nowell went on
the excursion to Wrightsvillelast
Monday. He savs he had a big
Mr. M. T. Hatcher, a risin^
voungattorney of Dunn, is vis"
iting his cousin. Dr. J \y
Mr. and Mrs. W. If. Hare left
I hursday morning to visit rela
tives near Stancill's Chapel in
< )neals township.
? ^ !ns.ton ^ Co. bought
the first bale of cotton from
-Joseph Crocker Wednesday Thev
gave H\ cents for it.
Mr. James Parrish, of Wendel'
has opened a barber shop here1
and is prepared to "do up" ;l
fellow in fine shape.
Mr. George W. Dennett, of
toldsboro, spent a few davs in
our town this week visiting his
sister, Mrs. J. H Jackson.
Mr. James Jeffreys, of Wilders
iV 1 . , 'StePhen H. Daglev, of
Meulah, have moved their fami
lies here to get the benefit of the
Mr. and Mrs. M. c. Winston
returned from F'.altimore Wed
nesday night. While North they
visited the great Can-American
exposition at Buffalo. Mr. Win
ston, while in Baltimore bought
a large stock of general merchan
dise, which is now arriving.
Mr. A. II. Islington has moved
his family to Manchester, \'a
lie has a position as engineer on
the Southern which forces him to
live there. We regret to give him
I and his excellent family up, and
the best wishes of our town goes
with them to their new home.
The trains are crowded daily
with young folks going to the
colleges. The Southern had
one of their big passenfferengines
on the train Wednesday to move
the train, it being so heavily
loaded. 11 seems that the people
are determined to educate their
Our little folks are delighted
with the graded schools. The
teachers are grading the pupils
closely and everything will soon
lie moving smoothly. We have
several pay pupils-some of them
from a distance. The teachers
seem determined to make the
school a success.
Mr W. ". IMieredgehas taken
Air. Jon. L. Hatcher as a partner
in his business. Mr. Hatcher has
been for the last vear with W G
Velvington, of Smichfleld. ami
lias made many friends all over
the county. He will bring a
good trade with him to his new
business. The name of the new
( firm is I.theredge & Hatcher.
A gloom was cast over our
!i!mi 5 ij^e newh came
that Miss Zelda, the only daugh
ter of Hon. and Mrs. Claude W.
.Smith was dead. Truly death
wVe8aa .?[n,nin? mark. '.Mr. and
i Irs. Smith lived here a few years
ago and Miss Zeldaendeared her
I ?Ur her sweet,
gentle manners. Oh, how sad to
l TV,Ien? ??Ye one 80 yo,mg.
. I he heart-broken parents have
. ^tne gj mpatliy of our people.
Mr. John W. Blackman ginned
the first bale of cotton at nis gin
Wednesday. He has had the gin
thoroughly overhauled, put in
lirst-class condftion and is now
ready to gin all cotton brought
The new school book law may
be all right; we don't say it is not,
but it is not working well here.
The book concerns should be
forced to put the books on sale
at convenient, points, especially
where there are large schools,
even if it is within five miles of
some other place. The parents
of the children attending our
graded schools tire put to a great
(leal of trouble to get books for
them. Our local dealers cannot
get some of the books and we
are forced to (ioldsboro, Raleigh
and Sraithfield for them.
Our schools opened here Mon
day with one hundred and forty
eight white and one hundred and
thirty-one colored children which
necessitates the purchase of at
least one thousand new books.
So any one can see to what trou
ble we are put, as we have to
send off for at least half of our
books. We hope our excellent
count}- superintendent will call
State Superintendent Toon's at
tention to it and try to remedy
the matter, as we hear that some
of the book concerns want con
tracts signed that are unreason
Mrs. Y. I). Vinson had a terri
ble experience with a crazy
woman last Tuesday. It had
been reported that Mrs. Peedin,
a crazy woman, who has been
from the asylum about ten
months, had said that she was
going to take Mrs. Vinson's and
Mrs. Mare's babies. Iiut no one
paid attention to it. So Tuesday
Mrs. Peedin appeared at Mrs.
Vinson's door while she was sew
ing on the machine, walked right
past her, saying, "I am going to
get that baby." Mrs. Vinson
jumped after her and caught her
as she was going in the door of
her bid room, where the baby
was sleeping in the cradle. Mrs.
Peedin made fight at her but
Mrs Vinson threw her to the
floor as she tried to catch her
hand to pull her out. Mrs.
Peedin kicked her in the side and
Mrs. Vinson, catching her by the
foot, pulled her out of the back
door and locked it. Mrs. Peedin
kicked and knocked on the door
but could not bm.k it open. She
then ran around the house to the
(rout door, which Mrs. Eason
locked just as she got to it. She
then tried to get in at an open
window on the piazza but Mrs.
Eason met her and knocked her
out as she was getting in, her
head striking the floor, giving
Mri. Eason time to close the
blinds. Mrs. Peedin cursed a
good deal and then left, going
1 towards the Academy, saying
she would come again. Some
thing ought to bedone with Mrs.
Peedin at once. She should be
; in the asylum. Mrs. Vinson's
face was scratched and her right
arm pinched and bruised in the
fight. The baby slept peacefully
through it all.
Death of a Child.
The Angel Reaper visited the
home of brother and sister J. 11.
Mozingo of this town, Friday
morning, August 2.'frd, and took
from their arms their infant
daughter, little Floy Inez, who
dwelled with them eleven months
and twelve days.
She was a sweet little bud, and
it was hard to give her up, but
she tell asleep iu the arms of Him
who said, "Suffer little children
to come unto me."
Little Floy has gone to bloom
in the beautiful garden of God,
an angel swelling the infant choir
around his throne. Gone to tie
with those in heaven and welcome
mamma, papa, little brother and
sisters when God shall call them
" Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep.
From which none ever wake to weep ;
A calm and undisturbed repose.
Unbroken by the last of foes.
A loving aunt,
Follow the rush to the Iliver
? side and you will lie well please J
with your sales.