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VOL. 20. SMITHFIELD, N. C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1901. NO. 42.
TOWN AND COUNTY.
-"The H. H. & B. Co."
?The Smitbtield Hardware Co.
?J. H. Kirkniau, Fire Insur
ance, Smithtield. N. C.
?Mr. Sam T. Honeycutt spent
Christmas with his mother in
?Mr. H. L. Skinner went to
Oxford Wednesday to visit his
? Dr. IJ. T. Dickinson spent
Christmas with his parents at j
?Mr. K K. Holt, of the A.& M.
College, is spending the holidays
?Mrs. E. .1. Barnes, of Lucama,
is visiting her mot her, Mrs. Sarali
?Dr. S. I'. 1. Lee is spending
the holidays at his old home in
?Messrs. A. B. and Wilsie Wil
lingham are spending Christinas
?Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Speed are
spending the holidays at their
home in Durham
?The Spring term of Turling
ton Institute, will open next'fues
day, December 31st.
?Mr. W. W. Cole spent Christ
mas with relatives and friends in
?Dr. L I). Wharton left Tues
day to spend Christmas with his
parents m ar Greensboro.
?.Miss Koberta Smitn is spend
ing the holidays with her aunt,
Mrs. J. S. Brown, at Selina.
?Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Brooks
left Mod ay to spend the holidays
with relatives in Richmond.
?Miss Lena Potter, of Snow
Hill, is visiting Miss Bertha Yel
vington at her noine on Oakland
?Mr. J. P. Wade, bookkeeper
at the Riverside Warehouse, is
spending theholidaysat his home
?Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Godwin,
of Kenly, spent Christmas here
with Mrs, Godwin's mother, Mrs.
?We were glad to see Mr. B. M.
Robertson, one of Clayton's en
terprising young business men,
in town Monday.
?Miss Nellie Lunceford, who
lias been teaching in Granville
county, came home Saturday to
spend the holidays.
?The Smithfield tobacco mar
ket, having closed for the holi
days, will open again on Wednes
day, January 1, 1B02.
?Mr. and Mrs. W. L Radford,
of New York, are spending the
holidays here with Mr. Itadiord's
father, Mr. C. Radford.
?l)r. John C. Kilgo, President
of Trinity College, will preach in
the Methodist church here next
Sunday morning and night.
?Mr. L. G. Patterson, the popu
lar auctioneer at. the Banner
Warehouse, is spending this week
with relatives in G ran ville county.
?Mr. (). C. Gregory, the buyer
for the Americau Tobacco Co. 011
t his market is spending the holi
days with his moth r at Wades
?Miss Alice (iranthamwjho lias
been studying for a trained nurse
at the "Retreat for the Sick," at
Richmond, Va., is home for the
?l'rof. J. E. Austin, principal
of Hardin Collegiate Institute, at
Elizabethtown, Ky., arrived
Wednesday afternoon to sp nd a
few days with relatives in this
?This week we place our locai
news on the first page instead of
the usual posit ion. We trust that
our readers will look over any
shortcomings in the paper this
week, This is Christmas week
?Mr. 15. 15. Yelvington and
family have moved into their new
home on Ouklaud Heights, re
cently purchased from Mr. I'ou.
They were formerly residents of
Sinithfleld and we welcome thein
to town again.
?Miss Annie Glasgow, the
music teacher at Turlington In
stitute, gave a musical recital
last Friday night in whieh many
ot her pupils took part. Many
duets, solos, etc., were well rend
ered, to the delight of the audi
?Messrs. Boyett Bros., Pro
prietors of The Farmers ware
house, request us to announce
that those desiring tobacco seed
can tret them at either their store
or warehouse. If you can't come,
write and seed will be mailed to
Last Monday Mr. W. H. Bar
ham, of Clayton, Mr. U.S. Lassi
ter, of Four Oaks and Mr. G. W.
Johnson, of Elevation, called in
and renewed their subscriptions
to January, 1!)().'!. They' have
been subscribers for this paper
many years and believe in the
principle of paying-in-advanee.
We would that many others
would do likewise.
?Miss Annie L. Stancill, who
has had a position here in the
millinery store of Mr. W. G. Yel
vington during the fall, returned
to her home near Selma, Tues
day. She will leave next week for
Punbarton, Barnwell county, S.
C., where she has accepted a posi
tion in a high school. The best
wishes of her many friends in this
section will follow her to her new
?The prices of tobacco thissea
son'are considerably higher than
last season. Messrs. Skinner &
Raged ale have furnished us the
average price paid last Decem
ber and this December. The
average price paid at the Banner
Warehouse for December 1900.
was $8.20 per huudied. The
average price at the same house
for December, 1901, is $15.77
?We are requested to announce
that there will bea meetingof the
North Carolina Farmers State
Association at the Agricultural
building in Baleigh, at 7:30 p. in..
January 11,1902. In order that
the farmers of each county may
be represented they are requested
by the. Secretary. T. B. Parker,
to meet at the court house on
January 11, at 12 o'clock to
select delegates to attend the
state meeting in Raleigh on the
?Mr. T. B. Blake. Jr., of At
lanta. Ga., who lias been here for
the [iast several months as the
manager of the American Cotton
Company's ginnery, left Wednes
day for Charleston, S. C. He will
have charge of the exhibit of the
American Cotton Company at the
Charleston Exposition and will
remain there until its close next
I une. M r. Blake has made many
friends during his stay in Smith
field who regret to see him leave
us, but wish him much success in
his new home.
? ?Dr. Will. E. Dodd.of Randolp
Macon College, Ashland, Va., and
Miss Mattie Johns were married
at Auburn Tuesday morning by
Rev. <). L. Stringfieid. Dr. Dodd,
who was formerly a resident of
Johnston county, is now profes
sorof history in Randolph-Macon
College. Hp was educated in a
Virginia college and studied atthe
University of Leipzig in Germany,
where he took the decree Ph. I).
Miss .Johns is the charming: and
cultured daughterof Mr. Thomas
Johns, of Auburn.
The Register of Deeds issued
marriage licenses to the following
couples for the week ending lie
Wiutk?C. W. Williford and
Julia Raynor, Alonzo Mumford
and Daisy Jones, ltufus Starling
and Alice Pittinau, tiarry Jones
and Etta Wilkerson, J. L. Pul
ghum and Don Southerland. (ins
Parrish and Polly Collins, R. R.
Creech and Maggie Montgomery,
Dennis Patten and Sarah Sulli
vant, 11. T. High and Maude
llinunnt. John Powell and Annie
Smith, John Stallings and Nettie
Jones, Tom Kelly and Lula Price,
G. W. Gniley and Georgianna
Holt, R. It. Gulley and Janie M.
ConoriKD?Gus. Sanders and
( Maude Sanders.
THE STOVE CONTEST.
Lalia Rookb Stephenson the Winner
?a Second Prize to he Given to
Ellie N. Hooker.
For the past several weeks con
siderable interest has been created
among Herald readers through
out the county on account of the
announcement that The 11. H. &
B. Co. would 011 December 24,
award a Buck's Junior Stove to
the little girl under fourteen who
should send in the largest num
ber of their advertisements clip
ped from the columns of The
Smithfield Herald, containing
Buck's trade mark.
Little girls from every section
of the county entered the contest
and the total number of adver
tisements sent in aggregated
more than 6,000.
The prize, a Buck's JuniorStove,
was awarded to little Miss Lalia
Hookh Stephenson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stephenson,
of Smithfleld. Little Miss Fllie
X. Booker, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. T. Booker, of the Po
lenta section, had the second
largest number of advertise
ments. Owing to the fact that
she had such a large number,
The H. II. A: B. Co. have decided
to award her a Buck's Junior
i v,.4.1,~ ? 1. . 4-u??
I'll I 111^ UJf Nt*\I'll V\ LUWUtMl
test was on The Herald printed
and circulated in Johnston coun
ty about 11,000 copies of the
paper. It is an interesting- fact
tnat in these seven weeks more
than 0,000 advertisements of
The H. H. & B. Co. were clipped
from The Herald, showing that
the people read advertisements.
A Christmas Eve Ride.
The editors of this paper have
been reliably informed that quite
an interesting carriage ride was
participated in by several of our
young men Tuesday night. The
town authorities had suspended
the ordinance against fire works,
so the aforesaid party, loaded
with Roman candles, sky-rockets
and various other harmless ex
plosives, started outto "wake up
We are told by eye-witnesses
that the fun began on Market
street when the first sky-rocket
was tired. This accidentally set
tire to the explosives in the car
riage and for a minute or two
the scene was wonderful to be
hold Sky-rockets and Roman
.candles began to gooff and at
j the same time the boys rapidly
vacated the carriagein the great
est disorder. The horses became
much frightened and began to
rear and plunge, and finally
rushed down the street while one
of the occupants who decided to
take his chances in the carriage
added to the mirth of the by
standers by shouting "Hold them
horses, boys, hold them hoises."
Fori u nately no damage was done
; save that some of the boys had
their clothes slightly scorched.
The names of the jolly party
have not been furnished us.
riai i icu.
Oil Wednesday afternoon, the
18th inst., at the home of Mr.
\V. 1' Sellers, near I'ine Level,
Mr. Nelson Hraswell and Miss
Mary Flemings were joined to
gether in the holy bonds of mat
rimony, Elder W .1. Wilkins offi
The attendants were. Mr. John
Creech and Miss Lilly Fitzgerald,
Mr. Andrew Hraswell and Miss
Maggie Flemings. Mr. John It
Oliver and Miss Jennie Hraswell,
Mr. Thomas Hraswell and Miss
Flonnie Creech. Mr. James Creech
and Miss Hattie Hraswell.
After the marriage the happy
couple with many friends returned
to the home of Mr. Alex. Hras
well, where a sumptuous repast
was served to all. Z.
Foils A Deadly Attack.
"My wife was so ill that good
physicians were unable to helj
her," writes M. M.Austin,of Win
Chester, Ind., "but was complete
ly cured by I)r. King's New Lib
Hills." They work wonders ir
stomach and liver troubles. Curt
constipation, sick head ache. 2.">c
, at Hood Hros. drug store.
Fred M. Hood spent Tuesday
night with his parents.
Mrs. E. J. I'ate is visiting her
father, Mr. John H. Parker, this
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John R.
Brooks, of Reidsville, N.C., spent
last Friday here.
Misses Mattie and Helen Brink
lev. of Scotland Neck, X. C., are
visiting Mrs. Brinkley.
Dr. J. B. Person, Jr., spent
Christmas at Fremont, his old
home. He returned Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Richardson
and Mr. C. M. Xowell spent a few
days here this week with Mr. C.
Our mayor, R. B. Whitley, Mrs.
Whitley and the little ones spent
I Christ mas with Rev. J.J. Harper,
Mrs. Whitley's father.
Mr. M. C. Winston and family
are spending the holidays in
Wake county with Dr. Thos. H.
A vera, Mrs. Winston's father.
Messrs. Robert Millard Xowell,
I George Davis Yick, Ed. W. Vick
and Dr. J. W. Hatcher, went to
Dunn Christmas night to attend
Miss Hazel Irene Waddell who
has been teaching music in the
Kenly Academv is spending the
holidays with her aunt, Mrs. J.
\ Sniera .1 r
Misses Rosa B. Richardson,
Rena Edgerton, Cora Richardson,
?Julia Fuller Etheredge and Annie
Noble Hood, R. P. and A. M.
Noble, Jr.. Wm. Richardson, .Jr ,
and Rodger A. Richardson are at
home for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Edgerton,
gave a " Hobby Party " last Fri
day evening complimentary to
their sister, Miss Reaa Edgerton
and her guest, Miss Parkin, of
Carthage, N. C. Miss Kate Hill
and Dr. Person won the prize.
Mrs. R. A. Ashworth enter
tained quite a number of our
young people last Tuesday even
ing complimentary to Misses
Kate Hill, of Mississippi, and
Julia Fuller Etheredge. In the
parlor there was the guessing of
the poets; the prize was won by
Miss Rosa IS. Richardson and Mr.
Robert P. Noble. In the sitting
room was ?he guessing of adver
tisement.'-; the prize was won by
Miss Margaret Etheredge. De
licious refreshments were served
. in the dining room.
The Baptist Sunday School
had their Christmas tree in the
church Christmas night. Pres
ents were given to about one hun
dred and twenty children. The
| church wa? beautifully decorated.
The tree was just beautiful. Old
Santa Ciaus came down the chim
ney and gave out the presents.
It was a grand success?every
thing passed off nicely as it was
bound to under the management
of the Superintendent, Mr. Clar
ence VV. Richardson and Mrs. R.
The fall term of the first ses
sion of the Selma Graded schools
closed last Friday. The total
enrollment for the white school
was two hundred and two; in the
colored school one hundred and
fifty. The operation of theschool
has been entirely successful and
has pi veil very general satisfac
, tion. Its best feature has been
the decided interest of all the
pupils, which has done so much
to secure good attendance and
work of a high order. We have
never seen a better spirit prevail
in any kind of school. All of the
teachers have labored to make
us a good school and we believe
they have succeeded, as there has
been no fault-findiug or harsh
criticism. The spring term will
begin on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 11102.
Fifty-l wo Copies a Year.
Many publishers get out 110
> paper Christmas week. They
take it as a week of rest and
pleasure, but for the past five
1 years Tub I1khai.ii has lieeu
1 printed every week. Wehopeoui
? subscribers appreciate this. Wf
. always try to do the best for them
MURDER AT BENSON.
Une Negro Kills Another and is
Lodged in Jail.
Last Tuesday Jasper Harper,
colored, and a man named Kau
coin, also colored, became in
volved in an affray in one of Ben
son's suburbs known as Brook
lyn. During the progress of the
tight another negro, Cephas
Langston, interfered and was
shotyvith a pistol by Jasper Har
per, the ball taking effect in his
bowels. Langston lived only a
Harper was brought here yes
terday by Constable L. M. Ryals
and lodged in jail to await the
next term of Johnston Superior
Court, which will convene here on
the 10th of next March.
STATE CAPITAL LETTER.
Rai.eigh, Dec. 2*5.?Christmas
week! with Christmas day so very
i close to us that one can feel it.
and almost touch it with the
hand of fellowship, and hear the
voice of Him who said, "peace on
earth," and who commanded us
to "love veoneanother." Lord!
it does seem high time we were
setting ourselves about the bet
ter performance of what ought
to be a pleasure, as well as a duty,
we owe to thee and to each other.
Let those who have not hitherto
tried this remedy tor inaoy evils
take a dose of the prescription of
the Great Physician and see for
themselves how nicely it works
upon the soul (softened while it
is made strong), and the heart
made charitable as it becomes
purer and less defiled?according
to an eminent authority in whose
teachings many of us believe.
Well, President Roosevelt hav
ing sent a letter to Congress,
strongly recommending the "plan
for a national forest reserve in
the Southern Appalachian re
gion'.' (accompanying the report
of the Secretary of Agriculture),
we will now take a fresh and
i stronger grip on the prospects
for the success of the scheme which
our folks have been endeavoring
to mature of late.
It is to be hoped that the bills
introduced in Congress last week
by Senator Simmons providing
for an appropriation of $2.1,000
, for a monument to Virginia Dare
j (the first white child born in this
country) and .$o0,0()0 towards
fittingly "pulling off" the pro
posed celebration on Roanoke
; Island, N. C., next summer, will
go through. The latter bill de
fines the expedition which landed
on this island July -t. 158J, as
the first English-speaking people
that found a footing in what is
| now t he greatest country in the
The appointment of John C.
1 fancy, of Wilmington (oneof the
most respectable and talented
; negroes in the country) to be Re
corder of Deeds at Washington,
at the instanceandon the recom
mendation of Senator Pritchard,
j knocked the props from under the
"Yankee negroes" of Ohio and
Indiana who,in preferring charges
against Henrv Cheatham, the
former Recorder (also of North
Carolina), intended and attempt
ed to secure the plum for one of
f ] i ?? OA 1
uu* 11 on * .
"North Carolina week" at the
Charleston Exposition having
been finally set d. finitely for the
week beginning April 7, our folks
should begin to get to work for
the event and make it a great
week there and for this State in
the results to follow. . It is al
ready arranged that a regiment
of North Carolina troops (four
companies from each regiment)
shall accompany Governor Ay
cock and other State officers,etc.
The friends of Mr. Henry \V.
Miller of this city, who recently
i returned from New York, are con
gratulating him upon his well
earned and richly deserved pro
motion to the position of assist
ant to thi> Eirst Vice-President
i of the Southern Railway. Mr,
Miller (who is the grandson oi
I the eminent North Carolinian
? whose name he Is-irs) is on*' ol
i the brightest and most canabh
? and exjU'ii'-nced young railroad
? men in the South.
i The First Methodist atmana*
ever issued in NorthCarolina wil
be issued this week. The fact
that it is edited and published by
Rev. Dr. T. N. Ivey, Editor of the
Raleigh Christian Advocate will,
of itself, serve as a guurantee to
the Methodists and general pub
lic of North Carolina that the
work has been well done and that
the publication is a first-class
Alamance county is to have
another cotton mill, thereby
again placing this, the oldest of
the large cotton manufacturing
counties of the South, again in
the lead?unless Gaston county
shall build another meanwhile.
The "Voorhees" Mill Company
was chartered here last Friday,
with an authorized capital of
The "gold brick" prisoners,
now in the State Prison here,
have added Hon. James H. Pou,
of Raleigh (one of the greatest
and most successful lawyers in
North Carolina) to their list of
able counsel. "Well," adds a
friend at my elbow, "if 'Jim'
Pou don't find some law to extri
cate 'em from their unpleasant
position, their'sis 'shorely a gone
The cablegram accounts tell us
that "Ruck" Duke (native of
Durham and now President of
the American Tobacco Company)
has bought up a lot of cigarette
factories in Germany and Russia
during the past week and has his
eye on the others across the con
mi r *1 //???* < ' " "
i ne iiimous oid "iioerty Den,"
of Revolutionary fame will rest
upon North Carolina soil at
Asheville between ten and eleven
hours (if the schedule holds good)
on the 7th and 8tli of January
(2:40 p. m. to 1 a. in.) on its way
to the South Carolina and West
Indian Exposition atCharleston.
Acting Attorney General S.
Brown Shepherd has given an
opinion, at the request of State
Treasurer Lacy, to the effect that
United States government bonds
are liable to i he inheritance tux
under the new law. This ques
tion affects large interests in
The State Board of 1'ublic
Charities was in session here last
Thursday and Friday. The com
prehensive and valuable report
of Secretary Benson, who takes
an active personal interest in the
work, was read aud furnished
much interesting data and a very
comprehensive statement anent
the cost of maintaining the char
itable institutions of this State,
and showing what is yet needed,
sadly in some instances, to more
successfully carry on the good
work. We may be justified in
recurring this subject later on.
Burned to Death.
Henry Davis, colored, was put
in the guard house at Jerome
Tuesday night to await trial
next day for stealing beer from
the saloon of Mr. C. A FBzgerald.
It is supposed he conceived the
idea of getting out by firing the
house. He fired the houseon the
inside but it was not found out
until 4 o'clock and it was then
too late to save either the house
or the man.
His body was a horrible sight
when the fire was over.
When Mr. Theodore Roosevelt
succeeded Mr. Win. McKinlev as
President of the United States he
declared that he would endeavor
to carry out unbroken the y ' v
of his illustrious predeceeso I itAlt I
asked that all the members of the
Cabinet retain their portfolios.
At that time there were manv
who predicted that there would
be changes in the Cabinet before
the new year. So far two breaks
have occurred?Mr. Smith, the
Postmaster General, and Mr.
(lap1, the Secretary of the Treas
ury, having ten ii red their resig
nations. Now,if Secretary Long
of the Navy Department, will ft 1
low suit there will be much re
j joining throughout the country.
j FRESH OYSTERS.
Fresh oysters received at Smith's
I Bakery, Tue^ lays, Thursdays
and Saturdays. Oysters le rve4
anyway you want, them. Eggs
1 wanted. W. G. SMITH, I'rop.