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VOL. 24. SMITHFIELD, N. C.. FRIDAY. JULY 7. I9QB. ]8
WEEKLY CROP REPORT.
Crops Clean and Cotton is
The North Carolina section,
climate and crop service, of the
weather bureau, in the Weekly
Crop bulletin, for the week end
ing Monday, July 3, says:
"Drought begins to prevail
now at an increasing number of
places in North Carolina, being
guite severe in more than a dozen
central counties, as well as in
several along the coast. Kxcept
the deficiency in rainfall, the
weather during the week ending
Monday, Juiy 3d, was favorable,
especially for farm work. The
injurious effect of the drought
was to a large extent mitigated
by the moderate temperatures
and cloudy weather that prevail
ed, which prevented the scalding
of crops and at the same time
made the week favorable for
farm work. 1 be mean tempera
ture for the state at large avera
ed about 7(5 degrees, or normal,
but this was four degrees lower
than the mean for the preceding
week, maximum temperatures
much above 90 degrees did not
occur, and the nights were rat her
cool, but not sufficiently so to
materially check the growth of
crops, even cotton, While the
weather has been very dry, some
light showers temporarily refresh
ing crops occurred, chiefly on
JunedOth and July 1st, but the
actual amount of precipitation
received was hardly sufficient in
most places to wet the soil. West
of the Blue Ridge (Swain, Madi
son. Buncombe) Many counties
received copious rains, others
east of the mountains none what
ever. Crops are now all clean
and well cultivated, and farm ,
work is fully up to date, but rain
is much needed over the larger
portion of the state to invigo
rate crops as well as to soften
the soil, which has become hard
and dry, interfering with cultiva
tion and with the planting of
"Although the nights werei
somewhat cool, cotton has con
tinued to improve, and may be
said to be almost normal in con
dition, though plants are still1
small and late in some sections;
blooms appeared during the
latter part of June in a large
number of counties, and for the
season are already very numer
ous. Lice continue to be report
ed in many counties. Rain would
be very beneficial to. cotton as
well as most other crops. Corn
is doing only farily well, and is
very irregular in growth. Old
corn is suffering from drought,
which is causing tiring and
twisting on uplands Young
corn in lowlands is doing well
Much corn has tasseled rt ther
low; laying by is nearing com
pletion, except young corn To
bacco is suffering a little from
lac k of sufficient moisture, which
is causing it to button out; top
ping is under way in the central
west portion; cutting has begun
in the east and south, and iu a
small way curing has commenced
Threshing wheat and oats con
tinues with rather poor results
as regards both yield and quality
of the grain. <
The Auditor of the War De
partment has panned au allow
ance of $u88 33 extra back pay
due President Roosevelt for two
months duty, outside the United
States, during the Spanish
The Diamond Cure.
The latest news from Paris, is
that they have discovered a
diamond cure for consumption.
If you fear consumption or pneu- j
monia. it will, however, t)e best,
for you to take that great j
remedy mentioned by W. T. Me
Gee, of Vanleer, Tenu. "I had a
cough, for fourteen years. Noth
ing helped me, until I took Dr
King's New Discovery for Gon
.sumption, Doughs and t olds,
whicn gave instant relief, and
effected a permanent cure."
Unequalled quick cure, for Throat
and Lung Troubles. At Hood ; s
Bros. Drug store; price 50: and ; c
$1.00, guaranteed. Trial bottle :o
free. I p
Board County Commissioners.
The board met Monday July
3rd with all members present.
The following was the principal
business of interest attended to:
Ordered that petition of patrons
of School District No. 1 of Boon
Hill township for election to
decide whether a tax of not ex
ceeding 20c on real and personal
property and 60c on pole shall
be levied in said district. Said
election to be held August 10th,
1905. Ordered that W. B. Rains
be and is hereby appointed regis- ,
trar for said election and that
W. H. Etheredge and Joseph
Edgerton be and are hereby ap
pointed poll holder for said elec
Resignation of S. W. Lassiter
as constable of Bentonsville
township received and accepted.
The following jurors were;
drawu for September term of
J. M. Vinson, J. C. Austin, J.
R. Parrish, Chesson Benson, j
B. R. Bryant, G. P. Lee, J. G. j
Jennette, E. L. Massengill, G. W.;
Keen, Vine Edwards, J. W.
Woodard, Z. H. Langley, Berry
Narron, J. L. Ellis, J. Tom Bar
bour, J. B. Smith, Jno H. Lassi- J
ter, Phelix S. Thornton, L. J.!
Creech, O. P. Johnson, R. E.
Lee Jr., W. A. Massengill, K. H.
Howell. W. W. Lane, J H. Kirby,
W. Y. Wood, C F. Tippett, Har
ris Price, C. B. Wall, J. F. Kor-!i
negay, Walter M. Johnson, Jno.
Pulley, Alex Strickland, Walter L
Rand, T. S Ragsdale. j i
SECOND WEEK. I
W. R. Brinkley, J. R. Duncan,
B. E. Langdon, A. B. Wood Sr.,
L. M. Stevens, A. F. Woodard,
Y. E Parker, W. A. Underbill,
Andrew Johnson, G. R. Pool,
W. II. Sauders, Geo. W. Byrd,
J. P. Jeruigan, J. D. Smith, B. D.
Parrish, L. A. Pounds, Jno. N. !
Oliver, J. H. Kirk man. |j
Mrs 0. D. Stanley Dead.
On June 21, 1905, Mrs. Willie
Stanley, wife of Owen D. |i
Stanley, fell asleep in Jesus, at i
her mother's home (Mrs. Lorn a
Creech) in Four Oaks. ji
When eleven years old "Willie"
made a profession of faith and i
joined the Missionary Baptist jt
nhurch at Four Oaks, where she j <
was an active and efficient work- j ^
jr until her death. She waslt
irganist, leader of the Sun t
beams, was active in the Ladie's ;
?\id Society and other depart-, 1
nents of church work, until her J
marriage to Mr. Stanley which '
necessitated her being at Fern- j i
nroke, where her husband was ] r
mgaged in the railroad service, j 1
Notwithstanding her absence she c
sept in touch with her church [
ind was very happy in being [ i
ible to attend services the fourth i
Sunday in June. I i
The funeral service was con- c
lucted by the writer assisted by c
ner former pastor Rev. J. W.
?1 uttle'. ?
She leaves a husband who was 1
much devoted to her, and a little t
laughter three months old to t
ealize what it is to give up a t
nrecious, christian wife and c
mother?May God richly sustain |
ihetn in their great loss. I
"They who live in the hearts 1
if friends are not dead." "Oh, j l
jo, not dead, but alive, alive to v
She rests from her labors and v
ier works remain to bless the v
?hureh. the home and those who (3
lave known her. While her hod.v ?
infers here in the dust, her .]
ipirit has none to be with Jesus,
tod knows best, so loved ones t
et us sa.y, "Thy will be done." c
I). F. Putnam.
A Suprise Party. e
A pleasant surprise party may n
>e given to your stomach and j
iver, by taking a medicine which
till relieve their pain and die- "
omfort, viz: Dr. King's New ''
iife- Pills. They are a most t
ronderful remedy, affording surej '
elief and cure for headc '
lizziness and constipation. 2oc 3
it Hood Pros, drugstore 8
The first bale of cotton of this c
eason's growth come from Starr o
ounty Texas. It was auctioned 1
J'f and sold for thirty cents a i a
SECRETARY JOHN HAY DEAD.
Just After the Clock Struck Mid
night Hour Death Angel
Newbury, N. H., July 1.?John
Hay, secretary of state, died to
day at his summer home, "The
Fells on the shore of Lake
Sunapee. The hour of his pass
ing was 12:25 o'clock this morn
ing. The last moments of the
Statesmon was peaceable and the
end came almost without a
The suddenness of it all was
staggering. At the hour of 12
all was quiet. In another mo
ment nurses and physicians
found themselves summoned to
the bedside. There had been a
collapse. Twenty-five minutes j
later all was over. So swiftly
had the end come, that the dying
man passed away unattended by
all of the members of his family,
save his wife. The others, a sou
and daughter, were summoned,
but they reached the bedside only
to find their distinguished parent
dead. The secretary yesterday!
had passed the most comfortable
day since his illness began a week |
ago. He was able to sit up. The
patient had bidden his wife and
physicians good night at 10
o'clock last night. An hour
later he was sleeping quietly. |
Almost at the stroke of 12 the
secretary was seized with a turn.
He called feebly and a nurse re
sponded. Dr Scudder was
speedily summoned, and it re-j
quired but a glance for him to!
determine that the end was but.
minutes away. The household ,
was aroused. The wife reached!
ber husband as he was breathing
Death was caused by pulinon-'
ary embolism, according to Dr. b
Scudder. The patient did not j
suffer greatly in his last moments.
Aside from great difficulty in |
breathing, tneie was no strug- j
gle. Stimulants were ineffective, j
The secretary lapsed into un- j,
consciousness and seemed to fall
asleep at last.
The bulletin announcing the (
death of the statesman read:
"Secretary of State Hay died I
at 12:2 o this morning. The
signs immediately preceeding his ?
death were those of pulmonary
imbolism. Mr. Hay's condition ,
during all of Friday had been |
intirely satisfactory. Charles L.
Scudder, M. D , Fred T. Murphy,
d. D "
The illness which so weakened
dr. Hay's physical powers as to \
tring about death, made itself t
loticeable about last March j
Tired and worn from strain of 11
jverwork, he was ordered by hi* ]
>hysicians to make a trip abroad c
u order to obtain special treat- f
nent and a complete rest. Some i
ndication of the secretary's con- t
litiou was to be found in his t
ollapse on the steamship pier in t
Sew York city, just aS he was ?
ibout to board the White Star (
Jner Cretic bound for the Medi- f
erraueau sea. Secretary Hay, 1?
lowever, was determined to con-' ?
inue his trip, and he was carried j
in board to bis cabin. He im
iroyed and finally went to Bad
tauheim, where he took the
laths and seemed to be improv
ng. The return from Europe;
vas made about a fortnight ago. 1
Mr. Ha,y is survived by a c
ridow. who is the daughter of a c
realthy Ohioan; two married c
laughters, Mrs. Payne Whitney 1
md Mrs. James W. W'adsworth, c
lr.. aud a son, Clarence. c
From the Congressional Direc- 1
ory we take the foliowingsketch j
?f his public career: J
John Hay was born in Salem, r
nd., October 8, 1888: graduat- v
d at iirowu University in 1858, | r
tnd studied law in Springfield,
11., was admitted to practice be-!i
ore the supreme court of I Hi- t
iois in 18(11, but immediately. i
ame to Washington as assis- r
ant secretary to President i
iincoln, remaining with him un- f
;|ot?d also as his 1
.ujutuut anil >n ?-( and,'
erved under Generals Hunter ! I
,nd Uillmore, and was brevetfced
olonel; was appointed secretary t
f legation to France, March t
H(ir>: rptired March 18. 1 *:?(?? f
ppointed secretary of legation|t
o Austria-Hungary May *20,'?
18(57, where he acted as charge
d'affaires until August 12, 18(58:
appointed secretary of legation ;
to Spain June 28, 18(59; retired !
October 1, 1870; then became an
editorial writer on the New York
Tribune, remaining five years,
during seven months of which he
was editor in chief: removed to
Cleveland in 187f? and took an
active part in the presidential
canvasses of 1876, 1880, and
1884: was appointed assistant
secretary of state November 1,
1879: retired May d, 1881: in
that year he represented the
United States at the Inter-'
national Sanitary congress in
Washington, of wbich he was
president; was appointed ambas
sador extraordinary and pleni
potentiary to Great Kritian |
March 19, 1897: retired Septem
ber 19, 1898: appointed secre
tary of state September 20, j
Johnston County Medical Associa
The doctors reported the meet
ing held here Monday as one of
the best since the Association J
The meeting was called to or
der by Dr. G. J. Robinson, Presi
dent of the association. After j
several discussions on various,
subjects of interest to the profes
sion the Insurance question was
taken up and it was decided that i
for all old line companies the fee i
for examination for lifeiusurance
would be $5 00 regardless of re-j
A uniform fee bill was discuss
ed fully and was unanimously
adopted. It was also decided to
meet hereafter once every two
Dr. Robinson was selected to
read a paper at the next meet
ing subject to be "Typhoid j
This was the regular meeting
ior election of officers and the;
following officers were elected for
Che coming year:
I)r. E. N. Hooker?President.
Dr. L. I). Wharton?Vice-Presi
Dr. Thel Hooks?Secretary.
Dr. J. W. Stanley?Treasurer.
Dr. J. B. Person?Delegate to
State Medical Convention.
The next meeting will be held
5n the first Monday in Septem-|
Bent Her Double.
' I knew no one, forfour weeks,
vhen I was sick with typhoid
md kidney trouble," write Mrs.
^uuie Hunter, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
'aud when I got better, although
had one of the best doctors I
:ou'd get, I was bent double, and
lad to rest my hands on my
cnees when I walked. From this
ierrible affliction I was rescued
)y Electric Hitters, which restored
ny health and strength, and
low I can walk as straight as
sver. They are simply wonder- i
ul." Guaranteed to cure s^om
ich, liver and kidney disorders;
it Hood Bros, drug store; price
Marvin Hart World Champion.
Marvin Hart, of Louisville. ]
mocked out ".lack" Hoot.'
>f Chicago, in the twelfth round
>f a tight for the heavyweight
bampioiiship last Monday. The 1
letting odds were 3 to 1 in favor 1
if Hoot. The punch which en- |
ompassed the down-fall of the
'hicagoan was a short, powerful 1
olt of the right arm to the body,
rhe blow was delivered with ter- '
ific force and it caught Hoot
rhile he was coming up. Hoot (
eeled, tottered and fell iu a heap.
Heferee James.I. Jeffries, tower- J
ng over the prostrate form of
he Chicagoan counted ten, tnak- '
ng Hart heavyweight champion
lugihst of the world. He might
lave counted twenty seconds,
or Hoot was hopelessly defeated.
Tp to tbit* point of the tight i
toot had an ";?;>> nt Lad over i
lart. j 1
H"fcrei Jeffries liehue entering
lie nng slated that he had r-- 1
ired from the ring and that thf*
Ight would decide tfie name of
he heavvweightchampiou of the
Mr. H. W. Hood went to Ral
Mr. R. B. Whitley spent Mon
day at Clayton.
Mr. Silas Lucas, of Wilson,
was in town Wednesday.
Stalfer Griswold, of Oneals,
was in town soon Tuesday morn
Miss Newlin, of Atlanta, Ga., is
visiting her sister, Mrs. W. A.
Mrs. Cook, the milliner of The
Hub, is off on a visit for a few)
Mrs. T. W. Winston and little
Mies Georgie are visiting Mrs. G.
Miss Kittie Lassiter, of Benson,
is visiting her cousin, Mrs. W. H.
Mr. W. T. Moore cured a barn
of tobacco last week, the tirst in
Mrs. H. E. Earp has returned
from a visit to her father in
Mrs. L. 1). Uebnam went to
Clayton to spend a few days
Mr. J. R. Warren, who has a
position at Spencer is at home
to spend the Fourth.
Miss Alice Lancaster, of Rocky
Mount, is visiting Mrs. M. W.
Nash at the Wyoming.
Mr. Irvin YV. Hocutt spent
Sunday here, the guest of his
daughter Mrs. J. D. Jeffrys.
Miss Florence Johnston has
returned froui a visit to relatives
and friends in an around Dunn.
Miss Minnie Shuler, of Way
cross, S. C., is visiting her brother,
Mr. S. C. Shuler, the clever opera
tor at the A C. L.
Mrs. M. C. Winston, Miss Ethel
Winston and Mrs. Ii. 11. Carring
ton returned from Jackson
Mr. R M. Nowell went to Ral
eigh Tuesday to see his brother
who is very sick. He reports
him as being no better.
Our Rural Delivery cariers,
Messrs. Pat Parker and Tom i
Creech made their trips on the
4th. We hear of others who had *
Misses Helen Crenshaw, of
Louisburg, Love McDuffie, of 1
Columbus, Ga., and Julia Win
ston, of Oxford, are visiting Miss
Holt's Pish Pond was the
scene of two delightful picnics'(
last Tuesday when the cotton (
mill operatives with their fami
lies, and the Sunday School at '
Corinth assembled in the cool
shade of its trees and beside its ,
still waters to spend the glorious '
After a morning of pleasant j
diversions such as rowing and
fishing, the picnickers assembled ;
to partake of the abundance of ,
good things which had been pre- |
pared and which usually charac .
terizes such occasions.
A pretty feature' of this occa- ?
sion and one which was the
source of much interest and
pleasure to all present, was the |
rendering of several selections by ,
a choir composed largely of |
young folks from the cotton mill
Thornwell Haynes, of South
Carolina, haw been appointed
consul at Nanking, China, and
B. Jarvis Ho wens, of Virginia,
consul at (rattdeloupe, West
Forced to Starve.
M F. Leek, of Concord, Ky I
says: "For 20 years I suffered |
igonies, with asore on my upp?i 1
lip, so painful, sometimes, that
I oould not eat. After vainly i
trying everything eUe. I ruo-d it, i
with Hucklen's Vrnica Salve." i
It's great for burns cuts and
yonnds. At llood Bros drug I
store; Only 2t?o.
A Good Number of Preachers,
Delegates and Visitors
The Raleigh District Metho
dist Conference began its session
here Wednesday night, Rev. W.
H. Moore, I). P., presiding, and
will continue through its meet
ing to-day and to night.
Rev. J. D. I'egram, of Stem,
preached the introductory ser
mon Wednesday night in the pres
ence of a large and appreciative
audience. His text was from the
eighth verse of the 14th Chapter
of First Corinthians?"For if the
trumpet shall give forth an un
certain sound, who shall prepare
himself to the battle?" It was au
able sermon filled with good
thought. He held up truth as
one great ideal of Christianity.
He said that truth should ever
determine circumstances and not
circumstances truth. That while
all tiuth was important we
should especially never lose sight
of the great truths.
At 9:00 o'clock Thursday
morning the work of the confer
ence was resumed. Services were
opened with devotional exercises
after which an organization was
effected and reports were received
from the pastors present.
At 11 o'clock a most interest
ing and instructive sermon was
preached by the Rev. R. F.
Bumpas. I>r. Bum pas' subject
was the first part of the Fourth
Commandment. He introduced
his sermon by a few remarks on
the striking frequency with which
the word seven is used in the
Bible. He gave several reasons
why man should work six days
of the week. He said that it is
essential to man's happiness that
he work six days. That it was
necessary for his usefulness aud
also for the success of his tem
poral affairs. Then several
reasons were given why the Sab
bath should be a day of rest.
That the body needed rest. That
the mind needs rest and lastly
that the soul requires a day of
rest for meditation upon spiritu
At the conclusion of the service
conference adjourned uutil 3:00
We will give a further account
in our next issue.
LED IN TEMPERANCE
Prohibition Bill for Mecklenburg
County Introduced In 1777.
An entry in the Senate Journal,
Dec. (5. 1777, has been disco ver
Bd which shows that the good
county of Mecklenburg had ideas
on temperance even more radical
than her ideas of freedom.
John McNitt Alexander, the
author of the .Mecklenburg Decla
ration of Independence of May
20, 1775, who represented his
countv in the State Senate two
years later, introduced a bill con
cerning liquor which went a bow
shot beyond anything which has
been proposed by any ot his dis
tinguished successors of recent
State Records, YTol. XII, page
"Mr. Alexander moved for
leave to briug in a bill to prevent
the distillation of wheat and corn
[or the purpose of making a
spirit therefrom, commoni\ call
id whiskey. Ordered he has leave
on which he presented the said
Bill."?The Morning Post.
Sting Snake Stopped Stinging.
Mr. A. J. Taltou reports that
Mr. N. It. Mitchener, who lives a
few miles from town, killed on a
branch, near M> I,. A. Taltou's
place, about, thirty yards from
the county road, a sting snake.
Mr. Mitchenerattn. ke I his -mi .
?hip with a pole, eight leer long
and after several severe blows
succeeded in killing him.
Upon being measured it was
found to be four feet,?ight inches
long and was six inches ar mod.