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PROF. ALLEN'S STORY BOOK.
NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY STO
The Book One That Should be in
Every Home in the State?Written
in a Terse, Splendid Style that
Children Enjoy?The Subject Mat
ter?Points ot Interest.
?. B. C Bryant in Charlotte Observer.
Prof. W. C. Allen, Superinten
dent of the city schools ot Waynes
ville, Haywood county, is the au
thor of "North Carolina History
Stories," a very charming as well
as valuable book concerning per
sons and events prominent in the
history of this State. In select
ing the subject matter for his
book, Mr. Allenhasused splendid
teste and excellent judgment. In
every way the book is attractive.
The material make up is good
and the style of composition most
The B. F. Johnson Publishing
Company, of Richmond, Va..
issued the book, it contains 20(1
pages and is bound in cloth. The
picture on the cover is in honor
of the Mecklenburg Declaration!
and bears the following inscrip
tion: "Reading the Mecklenburg
Declaration of Independence."
The type used in printing the
book is large and easy to read.
THI<; I'UKFOSE OF THE HOOK.
The purpose of this book is to
stimulate a desirefor North Caro
lina history in the hearts of the
small boys and girlsof the State
It is designed forusein the public
schools and is written in simple
language, such as can be easily
understood by children of the
third and fourth grades. It
should be in every school and
every Lome in North Carolina.
The l>uokli is been well received.
Leading educators have said that
it is the ideal book to teach child
.ren North Caroljnahistory. The
author's subjtct matter is so in
teresting and his style so simple
and so attractive that the small
est boy or girl must become fas
cinated with the various stories
as they are told or read.
In order to give some idea of
Mr. Allen's superb way of intro-1
ducing choice bits of North Caro
lina history, 1 shall quote from
the very first chapter in the book.
The subject is: "Two Indian
Hoys." In part, the authorsays:
"Three hundred years ago there
were no white people in North
Carolina. Onlylndianslived here
They owned all the laud, and
lived in their wigwams near their
hunting grounds. Thev were very
happy in their homes in the forest.
They knew nothing of the great
cities and the fine people on the
other side of the big ocean.
"Little Indian boys and girls
played games in the fields and j
woods, and plucked the wild tlow-1
ers with joy and gladness, just as
boys and girls do now. They j
beard the birds sing and saw the
squirrels and the deer. How
happy they were as they chased
the butterflies or watched the
birds build their nests in the trees!
"The names of two of these In
dian bo vs who lived on an Island
called ("roatan, are well known.
They were Manteoand Monchese
They were about the same age,
and were brighter and more ac
tive than the other boys of the
island. But they were as differ
ent from each other as possible.
Manteo was kind and obedient;
but Monchese was cruel and stub
"This difference, however, did
not keep them fr< tn being great
friends. They weivoften together,
aud fished and hunted side by
side They knew nothingof ether
lands, but sometimes wondered
where the big sea ended and what
was on the other side of it. So
these boys grew up to be men in
this wild country, often wishing
that they could s?-e beyond the
great sea. They did not know
how soon or in what way they
would get their wish.
"One day when Manteo and
Monchese were about IS years
old. a wonderful thing happened.
They were going in a canoe to one
of their tishing places to see if
their fish traps had caught any
thing. dust as they turned a
bend in the shore line they come
in full view of a large ship anch
ored and standing perfectly still
in the smooth water. At first
they were puzzled and could not
tell what the strange thing was.
Monchese and another boy who
was with them proposed to turn
back; but -Manteo insisted upon
going nearer. <
"'How can wemissthischance,' ,
said he. "which the (ireat Spirit
has given us to find out what this
strange thing is?'" i j
The story goes on and tells of I
the first white t?eople who came i
to North Carolina. Mr. Allen's
sentences are short and his words
simple. Any child raised in the
average North Carolina home
could understand them.
The book is made up of forty
five stories dealing with persons
and events, giving the history of
tin State trom the (irsc landing
on the Hoanoke Island to the
close of the Revolutionary war
The subjects treated are as fol
"Two Indian Roys "
"Visit to a Strange Land."
"The Loss of a Silver Cup."
"Lane's Search for Gold. '
' The Lord of Iloanoke,"
"Story of Virginia Dare."
"A Sad Grandfather."
"The First Settlement."
"A Cattle Ranch on the Cape
" The First Governor."
"The Tardy Governor."
"John Lawson and the Alliga
"The Albemarle Ross."
"An Adventure on the Xeuse."
"An Indian Massacre."
"Capture of Fort Barnwell."
"Capture of Fort Xohucke."
"The Carolina I'irate."
"Tryon and the Regulators."
"British Stamps at Wilming
"The Kdenton Tea IVirty."
"First Sound of Liberty's Bell.
"Second Sound of Liberty's
" I'he Fair Tory "
"Defeat of lbs Tories."
"The Noble Four Hundred."
"Corn wall is in nHornet s Nest."
"The Heroes of Mclntyre's."
"Rough Riders of theSmokies."
"General Green Without a
"The Fall of a Patriot.
"Adventures of an American
"Death of tin* Bugler Boy."
" H o w Colonel Py le Saved Tarle
"Minute Men of the Hills."
"CornwaIlls on the Run."
"A Strange Night Attack."
"A Brave Woman's Wit."
" The Tory Bandit."
"Hunter's Stone Steps "
"The State of Franklin."
"Story of Bath."
"An Old Time School."
In the pages of Mr. Allen's book
there are frecpient references to
the historic towns and cities of
the State. Charlotte, Wilming
ton, Salisbury, Greensboro, Hills
boro, Newbern, Halifax Fayette
ville, Fdenton and many others
furnish the scenes for the stories
Hvery story whilefounded on his
toric fact has some romantic
coloring to secure and hold the
THE BOOK WELL RECEIVED.
"North Carolina History Sto
ries" is being introduced with
singular success into the town
and city schools throughout the
State. It will no doubt be put
on the State list of books, for
every child in North Carolina
should read it. It is there that
the boys and girls can learn ot
their historic ancestors. If one
would give a North Carolina bov
or girl a Christmas present in the
shape of a book Mr. Allen's sto
ries would delight himorher,and
then they would stimulate the
desire for more of our history.
Mr. Allen will soon add a second
volume to the one already out.
Mr. W.C.Allen is a graduate
of Wake Forest College. Heisan
able teacher and a popular gen
tleman. The people of Waynes
ville are proud of him. He has
built up a good school. His little
book will stand as a monument
to his great energy and splendid
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MRS. STANFORD'S MUNIFICENCE.
Gilt ol $30,000,000 to University
Founded by Her Husband.
Sau Francisco, Cal., Dec. i).?
Mrs. Jan? L Stanford today
transferred to Stanford Uni
versity properly worth -f'50,000,
000. Kigliteeri million dollars is
in sto ks and honds, ail gilt-edge
securities, while the remaining
??12,00O,000 is in real estate,
comprising almost 1,000,000
Among the most import mt
items in the real estate transfer
is the great Vina ranch of 50,000
acres, another ti a -t of over 00,
000 acres and the home ranch at
Palo Alto, which constitutes the
university campus. This con tains
0,000 acres. The real estate lies
in 20 counties in this Si ate.
The securities Mrs. Stanford
gives to the university consist of
income-bearing stocks and bonds.
Most of these lire the paper of
California A'aterCompany, st reef
railroads and municipal bonds.
All the bonds are first mortgage
and all are paying good rates of
I5y separate deed Mrs Stanford
1 gives her home in this city, esti
mated to be worth not less than
$400,000, which will be converted
into a museum and art gallery.
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wrote to sav that for scratchis,
bruises, cuts, wounds,corns, sore
feet and stiff Joints, Hucklen's
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world Same for burns, scalds,
j boils, ulcers, skin eruptions and
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Out of 150,000 houses or Hats
in Glasgow 00 000 were found |
to have Out one room and 70,0001
but tso rooms.
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j At S.iUu.m Argentina, a list of
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pure. heaey bodied All, ee- llgWl
pes*tally prepared to with
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FOB SALE BY
J. M. BEATY,
8M1TIIFIELD, N. C.
NEW FALL GOODS.
My new ktock of Dry Goods, Notions, Millinery. Cloaks,
Capes, Shoes, Hats Caps, Clothing and Gents' Furnishing
Goods is now complete and up-to-date in each depa>tnrent.
IN DRESS GOODS,
I have a full line of the latest weaves and colors in dress
goods. A1 oa full line of trimming iu silks, velvets, gimps,
braids, jets and applique.
SHIRT WAIST GOODS.
My line of shirt waist goods is ' bang-up." I have a nice
line of silks, flannels, all wool Albatross, Percales. All in
My Millinery Department is Full
I have put in a full stock of the latest shapes and colors for
fall and winter. Also full line of CAPS for misses and chil
dren. Ladies wishing anything in this departim nt will find
Miss Beckwith at her post ready and willing to serve them in a
strictly ^up-to-date stjle.
SHOES, SHOES. h +
.V SHOES, SHOES.
I carry a full line of Zeigler Bros ' fin- shoes for ladies, misses
and child en, the best shoes made for wear. Every pair war
ranted. 1 also carry a full stock of other makes of fine shoes
fur men, ladies, misses and children, which are first quality and
you can buy them very cheap.
1 have put in a full stock of clothing of newest make-up styles it,
all sizes for men, youths and children. Prices from f 1 to $12.50
per suit. Also a nice line of PANTS from $2 to #5. Aso I have 8
good line of I- IN E.,HATS, all colors, and a good line of
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Don't buy j our uoods until jou get my prices, as I am sure that
I can save you monej', as I discount all of my bills and will give my
customers the benefit of it.
\AI. G. Yelvington,
SM1THFIELD, N. G.
I wish to call your attention to the fact that 1
have just added to my stock a complete line of
tilverware. It is
and consists of Knives, Forks
Table and Tea Spoons,JCiCJCK
Soup Ladles, Sugar Shells, Etc.
I Carry a Full Line
of Spectacles and other Optical Goods.
A large stock of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry always on
hand. Repairing a specialty.
Call and see me in my new place in the Professioal Building,
T. C. JORDAN,
017?tf Smithfield, N. C.
JOHN A. McKAY. E. F. YOUNG.
THE JOHN A McKAY M'F'G CO.
Kdged Tool. Foundry and .Machine Works. One of the very best
equipped plants in the State.
Machine Repair Work of Every Description,
High Grade Saw-Mill, Engine
and Boiler Work a Specialty.
All Kinds iron and
Store Front Irons and other
Heavy Work to Order.
WE ARE AGENTS FOR
A. B. Farquhar Co.'s
Engines Boil. rs, Saw Mills. 4c. We
are aito spent* for the Southern Saw
Work* and have a pood Hock of tlnlr
(mill) saws on katd.
F Of all Styles fron
r,. 4 to 600 horse power
We Handle All Kinds of Machinery and
JY Machinery Supplies.
Steam Fitting*, Pipe, Inspirators, Shafting, Pulleys, Post Hang
ers, Grate-bars, &c.,'&c.
WE DO HIGH GRADE WORK ONLY.
GET OUR CATALOGUE AND PRICE3.
The John A. JWcK^ay M ? 9 Co..
dunn. n. c.
removes from the soil
large quantities of
The fertilizer ap
plied, must furnish
enough Potash, or the
land will lose its pro- .
Read carefully our books
os crops?sent Jr??.
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93 Nassau St., New York. D
DR. S. P. J. LEE,
OFFICE ON SECOND FLOOR OF
on Market St,
SMITHFIELD, N. C.
Dr. J. W. Halchtr,
Selma, IN. C.
Office in iTare& Son's Drnc Store.
DR. II. P. UNDER HILL j,
Physician and Surgeon,
KENLY, N. C.
Office at Mr. Jessa Kirby's.
essmith. mp hatcher. wd smith*
Smith, Hatcher I Smith,
Attorneys - at - Law,
BEaSON, N C.
ofkick over r 'i. bkady 8 stork.
Prompt attention g.ven to all matters'
entrusted to them.
I John W. Futrell, Treasurer of JohuslOv
j County, will be in Smithfleld everj
Monday and Saturday and Court Week?
Office in back room of the Hank of Smith
j field. In his absence county orders will bo
' oaid at the Bank
If you want to rent any
kind of a house in Smith
field please let me know it.
J. M. BEATY,
smithfield, n. c.
FLOYD H. PARRISH,
8MITHFIELO. N C.
Fresh. Meats, Beef and Ice.
Highest Pkiors I'aid for Hides.
IV~ Heel cattle wanted.
bj | i At mv market will bet
/IPrKfiT. f?unr 'or sale Fresbi
IIIUI null Pork, Beef Sausage.
I Fish ant Oysters. I waut to buy
Fat Cattle and Fresh Pork
^and will pay highest prices for same
Cattle bought by the pound or
at prices agreed on for eacbone.
J. YA/. LILES,
0.1-3m SELMA, N. C,
I am overstocked with John
ston County Corn Whiskey anii
have 800 gallons which I am sell
] ino at 81.40 pergallon, or about
cost. Ic is bound to go. First
come, first served
F. F. COLF,
Four Oaks, N. C.
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