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VOL. 24. SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 29,1905. NO. HO
WEATHER CROP CONDITIONS.
Rain Needed In Some Sections of
State?Cotton Crop Below
Raleigh, Sept. 20?Theclimate
and crop report for North Caro
lina for the week ending today
says: Weather has been gener
ally dry and warm, except in a
few counties in the eastern dis- !
trict, where heavy rains inter
ferred with cotton picking. Rain
was quite geueral on the 20th
21st, and very beneficial. Rain j
is needed in the Piedmont plateau
in the extreme western counties
and in a few local cities in thej
east. There is a slight improve- j
ment in the cotton crop. It has j
continued to open rapidly in
some counties, the bulk already [
being open. Reports of prema
ture opening are confined to the
sections where the rainfall has
been deficient and ffrarm weather
prevailed. The bolls are small,
and the lint short. There will
be no top crop, owing to shed
ding. No further reports of dam
age by army-worms have been
received. The crop everywhere
is below the average, in some
places being very light.
Tobacco has been about all
cut. Curing continues, and it is i
generally reported that there |
will be only a fair crop and of in
ferior quality. Much is burnt
and specked, and the remainder
lacks weight, but has good color
Mr. J. R. Sauls went to Rich
mond, Va., Tuesday.
Mr. Jno. G. High attended the
picnic at Nobles' Chapel Friday, i
Prof. J. P. Canaday, of Benson, i
was here a few hours Friday i
Mr. E. J. Barnes, of Wilson,
was here Wednesday to attend
to some legal business.
Rev. R. W. Horrell, of Selma,
will begin a series of meetings '
here the second Sunday in Octo ,
Miss Gertrude Grizzard, of
Jarrett, Va., spent several days
here the past week with her sister, I
Mrs. Z. A. Snipes. I
Miss Mabel Boyett, of the i
Buckhorn section of Wilson i
county, visited friends here J i
Wednesdaa and Thursday. 11
Rev. Dr. R. H. Whitaker, of 11
Raleigh, filled his regular Semi
monthly appointment at the g
Methodish church Sunday night.
Mr. C. W. Edgerton returned ^
from Norfolk, Va., last Wednes- t
day, where he had been gone to c
buy stock for his sales stables. B
Mr. I. J. Creech, who has been a
R. R. agent here for the past 14 t
months, has resigned and Mr. G. t
Y. Jones, formerly agent at
Micro, has taken his place.
We are glad to note that little ;
Louise Alford, who has had a \
severe case of typhoid fever, is
now rapidly improving, being 1
able to sit up most of the time. t
Mrs. J. G. High and Mrs. W.
T. Bailey attended the Sunday c
school picnic at Nobles' Chapel. J ii
Wilson county, last Friday and 11
spent Saturday and Sunday 1
with friends in that section. i:
The Kenly Mfg. Co.?J. H. Al- k
ford and D B. Sasser, owners? 8
are making some improvements ii
to their plant here. They are t
putting iu a 50 horse power li
engine and boiler and will shortly ri
put down a saw mill and other t
Sept. 27. ? Rkx. e
Arc You Engaged? '"
Engaged people should remem- c
ber, that, after marriage, many ii
quarrels con be avoided, by keep- n
iug their digestions in good con- o
dition with Electric Bitters. S. t
A. Brown, of Bennettsville, S. C.,
says: "For years, my wifesuffered c<
intensely from dyspepsia, com- ft
plicated with a torpid liver, until U
she lost her streugth and vigor, b
and became a mere wreck of her ii
former self. Then she tried Elec
tric Bitters, which helped her at
once, and finally made her en- si
tirely well. She is now strong a
and healthy." Hood Bros, drug- tl
gists, sell and guarantee them, A
at 50c a bottle. 1 Ii
Germany is shocked at the
high rate of child suicides, the
record having been 42 annually.
Will Ellis, a negro under arrest
in Birmingham, Ala., is wanted
for six murders committed in
Every countv in South Caro
lina that has voted on tne issue
of Dispensary or Prohibition,
has voted the Dispensary out.
Marion county, South Caro
lina, voted out the Dispensary
last week by a vote of 1,000 for
Prohibition to 200 for dispen
Former Governor O'Ferrall, of
Virginia, who was a Confederate
veteran and served six terms in
Congress, died Friday in Hich
At Pensacola, there were eight
more cases of yellow fever and
two deaths Tuesday making the
totals 109 cases and fourteen
A New York Democrat, who
was defeated for Congress, wants
to know of President McCall how
much of his policy money was
used to defeat him.
In the speed trial on Long Is
land Saturday for the Vander
bilt eup races, Pope's 60-horse
power automobile made about
50 miles an hour.
At Newton, Ga., a sensation j
has been created by Quintin!
Miller, arrested for murdering his
father, the young man having !
confessed that his mother shot
father in a quarrel about a dog.
The Nebraska Homeopathic
Association favors a movement
to compel all persons who desire
to marry to undergo a rigid
medical examination in order
that their fitness may be deter- j
In New York Friday the insur
ance investigation brought out
testimony that J. H. Hyde and
associates, of the Equitable As
mrance Society cleaned up $114,
500 on $1,876,090 of Atlantic i
2oast Line stocks.
The miners' union, as well as i
the mine operators, are said to
ae well prepared for a struggle, ]
vhich according to statements <
nade, may be expected to com-1
nen?e next April, when the opera- (
ore are expected to order a j;
The text of the new treaty of !?
illiance between Great Britain t
md Japan was made public t
r-iesday at London; it ensures
he independence and integrity f
?f China; guarantees equal com- 8
nercial rights to all nations, j
md Japan and Great Britain are
o join each other in war if the
erritory of either is molested. 6
Weekly Crop Bulletin.
Washington, September 26.? e
^he weather bureau in its weekly s
?ulletin of crop conditions says: r
The reports indicate but little
hange in the condition of cotton a
n Mouth Carolina, Georgia, Ale- /
tama and Oklahoma and Indian ^
territory, a slight improvement ^
n North Carolina, Missouri, Ar-! H
:ansasand North-western Texas, t
ind more or less deterioration j j
n other portions of the cotton ! v
>elt. although there is decidely ?
ess complaint of rust and shea- j,
ling in the central and in por- \
ions of the eastern districts. v
'icking in Texas was interrupt- (
d to some extent bv raiu but
his work has been active under
;enerally favorable conditions in
dl districts, except in the north
entral portion of the belt where
b is not yet general. Picking is n
earing completion in portions s
f Georgia, Louisiana and ex- o
rcme southern Texas. t
Some injury to housed tobac- V
o by moist weather is reported V
?om portions of the middle At- cl
in t ic states and New England, a
ut elsewhere the reports respect- a
lg this crop are favorable. ri
You are liable to an attack of si
ome form of Bowel Complaint G
nd should provide yourself with li
he best known Remedy Dr. Seth L
mold's Balsam. Warranted by f
KOOU I'luo, fi
Messrs. K. M. Nowell and I
Alonzo It. Richardson spent Sun
day near Wendell.
Miss Annie S. Noble left Satur
day for Spartanburg, S. C., to
attend Converse College.
Misses Eula Rouse and Lowe,
of Wilson's Mills were in town j
Mrs. I. W. Hocut and daugh
ter, Mrs. J. I. Jeffreys, are visit
ing Mrs. James D. Jeffreys.
Mr. W. Alex Green is now at
tending the medical department
of the University at Raleigh.
Mr. Geo. D. Vick left Sunday
night for Philadelphia where he
goes to attend Jefferson Medical
Mrs. John H. Parker and
daughter, Miss Minnie, returned i
from a visit to Mrs. J. P. Tem
ple, of Wake, Tuesday.
Mr. Robert Millard Nowell
has been appointed a marshal at
the State fair. He, on Waxy,
will make a fine appearance.
Mr. John H. Parker returned ,
from a visit to Chattanooga last
Friday. He went to attend the (
unveiling of the North Carolina
Monument, but it has been put
off till Nov. 10th as it was not
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coleman, I
of New York, were here last week
visiting Mrs. Dr. Noble. Mrs i
Coleman is a daughter of Mrs. :
E. S. Moore who lived at Coons
boro some years ago; but now I j
lives near Greenville, S. C. I
Misses Katie Yarborough and i'
Alice Noble, of Wilmington, and <
Prof. Noble, of Chapel Hill, are i
visiting Mrs. M. A. Noble. Prof, j 1
Noble is on his way to Garland,
Sampson county, where he is to ?
make an educational speech. t
Mr. W. B. Godwin has been f
sick for the past few days. j
Mr. L. D. Wood spent Friday i t
and Saturday in Raleigh. f
His many friends will regret to f
learn that Mr. Willie Stevens is 8
}uite sick withfever.
Mr. Ralph Holland, of Meiry 1
laks, is on a visit to his uncles, 8
Messrs. Thad and Albert Stevens. 8
Mr. W. T. Johnson has his gin |
and saw mill almost complete
and will, in a few days, be ready "
;o gin cotton. j
Miss Nellie Johnson has been <
imployed to teach the winter g
icbool in district No. 3, Cleve- i
Mr. Hubert Jones, of the Ral:j
!igh street car force, spent ^
everal days at his old home
lear Gulley's Mills recently.
The farmers are getting along
lioely picking their cotton, but g
ire somewhat discouraged at the
orry crops. Cotton will not be ?
nore than half a crop. I
Sol, accompanied by his wife, w
itteuded the Primitive Baptist p
kssociation at Willow Springs ;$
hurch in Wake county Satur- tl
lay and Sunday. The attend- j c
ince on Sunday was estimated f
o be above ten thousand. The [
kssociation seemed to be a sue- w
ess in every way. A large crowd, w
;ood behavior and good preach- n
rig made everything pleasant, h
?be next session will be held w
?ith Clement church near Fourjjc
Jaks, the last of next September j
Sept. 20. Sol. w
Like Finding Money. u
Finding health is like finding ^
aoney?So think those who are
ick. When you have a cough, ^
old, sore throat, or chest irrita
ion, better act promptly like v
y.C. Barber, of Sandy Level, v
a. He says: '?! had a terrible
hest trouble, caused by smoke
nd coal dust on my lungs; but,
ft*?r flnrfir," so pr,'io? jn other o
Diuuufco, i was cured by Dr. ei
ling's New Discovery for Con- u
umption, Coughs and Colds." n
Ireatest sale of any cough or d
ing medicine in the "world. At. P
food Bros. Drug store; 0c and c<
1.00; guaranteed. Trial bottle nl
Mist* Lalla Ellington and Miss
Kate Cummings, of Raleigh, are
visiting Mrs. J no M. Turley.
Miss Julia Ferrell who has been
visiting here for some time left
this morning for her home in
Miss Mattie Oulle.y is sick with
malarial fever. Miss Maie is
teaching in her stead until she is
able to resume her duties.
We learn that Mr. Millard Hin
nant, who was with Mr. W. A.
Barnes last Fall, will begin with
him again October 1st.
Mrs. Spiers and Mrs. Call of Sel
ma were the guests of Mrs. E. B.
McCullers Tuesday, attending
the Fiddler's concert in the even
Messrs. Tom Stephenson and
Arthur Wallace are attending
court at Raleigh this week. They ;
hope this will be the last time !
they will ever have to attend
court in Raleigh
The concert given by the ladies 1
of the M. E. Church, on Tuesday i
evening was vetj a success b,v
all present The "Old Time"
fiddling was s'lrrulv great. The
soon songs and wit and humor
were all gran J. ,
Mr. John S. Barnes lias return- |
}d from Northern markets where ,
he and Mr. W. A. Edgerton have t
been to purchase goods for the (
Barnes-Edgerton Co., recently \
ncorporated to do business at t
Messrs. M. G. Gulle.y and Riley t
B. Gulley have purchased the
eusiness of John S. Barnes at
;his place and will continue busi- H
less at the same stand. See an- j
louncement elsewhere in this <,
The revival meeting will be held j
it the Baptist church beginning
he first Sunday in October. Fas- t
or W. H. Rich, of Salisbury, will a
issist Fastor Blanchard. Every E
tody is cordially invited to at- t
?nd at every service. j
The girls of the BaptistChurch
ire arranging to have a poverty .
tarty in the near future. From (
he description we have had so
ar. we see nothing to prevent it ^
rom succeeding. The girls gen- j
rally do things right.
Our two millinery establish- fi
nents are in trim for the Fall w
ind Winter business. Mrs. John- [
on has with her. Miss Craig who p
ras with Messrs. Barbour A Sons a
ast season, and Messrs. Hilliard t
ind Richardson have with them, &
liss Mabel Benton who for sev- fl
ral years was milliner for Messrs. p
Iherwood Higgs & Co., of Ral- a
igh. The stocks of both estab- 0
shments are fine.
. Nest of Railroad Robbers Un
There are stirring times in the y
heriff's office this afternoon. lt
?etective Scarborough of the
.tlantic Coast Line has been at a
oik all day on what he suspect- ^
d was a case of wholesale rob- ja
ery of A. C. L. freight, and ? at
o'clock this afternoon he and p
he sheriff's deputies arrested ^
harles Snipes and Lonnie Brown ja
wo freight handlers of the A. C.
and are now out with war- r
ants for six more of them and ^
ill bag most of them before 8j
ight. The two arrested had
ate, clothing, shoes, tobacco, j8
biskey, meat, and other articles 8(
i their possession when taken
ito custody, which it is alleged
ere stolen from the A. C. L. j(
Quantities of freight consigned tj
j Fayetteville and other points al
ave been stolen lately, and the gt
uthorities say they have at last
iscovered the robbers in the
eight handlers of the road?a
eritable nest of them.?Fayette- r(
ille Observer 27. 8(
Got Ott Cheap. P
He may well think, he has got al
ff cheap, who, alter having rt
intracted constipatiou or in- ei
igestion. is still able to perfectly
?store his health. Nothing will ri
o this but Br. King's New Life it
ills. A quick, pleasant, and o
>rtain cure for headache, con- ht
dpation. etc. 25c at Hood Bros, w
rug store; guaranteed.
Littleton Female College
opened with 165 boarding pupils,
the largest number in the history
of the college.
The Flora Cotton Mills with
an authorized capital of #400,.
000 has been chartered for
r ayetteville. This makes the
lOch cotton mill in the county.
-Nine are now in operation.
The Southern Life Insurance
Company of Fayetteville, had a
most important meeting Tues
day. They will soon be ready 1
for business and will have repre
sentatives to place their policies
before the people.
Governor Glenn has returned
from his tour of New England. i
He was everywhere received with ,
enthusiasm. The people heard i
him gladly. He talked of the
great industrial activity of the |
South and the opening for im- <
migration and capital from the
North and Northeast. It is be
lieved that this trip will benefit 1
the state greatly. <
Walter Craven, a carpenter, J
iged 11 and I^eslie H. Gerringer, <
1 Southern Itailway telegraph j
jperator, two popular young (
Ben of Greensboro, were killed ,
'here last week being run over by
i freight engine while walking on
i part of the track posted as
laugerous. They stepped off e
.be track to escape -a passenger J
rain, but were caught on the t
Jther by the freight, both being J
errible mangled. t
Here is the way Judge Ward T
ipplied the law to illegal liquor c
ellers at Elizabeth City: "W. !?
I. White, plaod finder bond of
>300 and fined $200; J. W
iykes, $300 boud, fined $100;
oe Eisenburg, $100 bond, fined a
!>0; John Mradshaw, $300 h
>ond, fined $100; \\ m. Morgan d
ind Carrol Fool, each fined $50; A
io bond required of Martin Hin- T
on, Geo. tfuidley and Henry \
lcCleese, cached fined $25." I s
Grant Farrish, of this State, r'
ias recently sold to the Standard 6
Ml Company nine thousand Ci
kCres of hard timber in Western
forth Carolina, to be turned in- ^
0 barrel staves for use in trans- ^
>ortating oil in barrels. Seventy- n
ve years ago this timber land t]
tas sold to the parents of Mr
'arrish by the State of North
arolina for thirty-five cents per
ere. Mr Farrish bought it for
hree dollars and twenty-five
ents per acre and sold it for
ve dollars per acre. The tim- > w
er is located twenty miles from
railroad, and is a virgin forest ti
f oak and hickory. d
BENSON NEWS. E
Mr. Ira Creech, of Kenly, is in
Mr. P. A. Creech and family, of B(
nlmington, spent last Sunday1
1 town with relatives.
A good number of our people ?
tteuded the Primitive Baptist1'1
ssociation at Willow Springs
Messrs. J. F. Woodall aud R. \|
. Surles returned from an ex
?nded trip to Bladen county ,
>st Friday. J
The revival at the Free Will vj
aptist church closed last Sun
ay, there being several acces- ti
ons to thechurch. re
Rev Mr. Leak,of Hockingbam,
assisting Pastor Forbes in a
?ries of meetings at the Metho- fj
ist church this week.
Mr. James Lawhon, of Lower
ohnston, has accepted a posi
on with Mr. Preston Woodall te
ad invitee his friends to call to F
Miss Tempy Britt who has j
"en spending several days with ai
ieses Minnie and Moody Smith p<
(turned to her home in Samp- R
in county las' Sa urday. a
Mi?s Lalla Ellington and Kate
uminings, after spending sever
I days witti Mrs. E F. Moore. 8'
?turned to their home in Hal- w
gh on Wednesday of this week
Mr. Preston Woodall's new
?sidence on Hill Street is near
ig completion. This will be h.'
ue of the largest and most
andsome buildings in town F
Sept. 27. Solon,
?Mr. and Mrs. Jae. L. Wood
all have moved into the house
recently vacated by Mr. J. D.
Underwood. Mrs. Seyle, of
Charleston, 8. C.. mother of Mrs.
Woodall, has arrived and will
make her home with them.
?Turlington Graded School
enters upon its third week with
an enrollment of 204, the larg
est number, this early in the
term, in the history of the school.
The Tenth Grade, the graduat
ing class, numbers 15, ten girls
and five boys.
?Mr. William N.Rose, Sr., who
for the past several years has
been living with his son, Mr. G.
B. Rose, near Newton Grove, was
found dead in bed Wednesday
morning. He was in his usual
health the day before, doing
some light work. He was a
brother of the late Dr. Rose of
?Mr. A. H. Rose left Sunday
eight for Philadelphia, Pa., to
:omplete hie course in medicine
it the famous Jefferson Medical
College. Mr. George D. Vick, of
3elma, has also returned to the
lame institution to finish his
:ourse. Both these young men
will be members of the next
?Mr. Wm. Richardson, of John
ton county, who was in Raleigh
'esterday, has recently visited
nost of the counties in Eastern
>orth Carolina, and be says that
he crops in the sections he has
?isited will not be over half a
rop. "The best cotton 1 have
een was between Yauceboroand
Irimesland," he said ?News and
?Mr. William Nichols formerly
, resident of Smithfield, died at
is hifine in Wilmington Satur
ay. He was the father of Mr..
.. C. Nichols, of Spring Hope,
'he Raleigh Times save: "Mr.
lichols was born in Columbia,
C., and when two years old
emoved to Georgia, staying
here until 1834, when the family
ame to North Carolina, having
ettled in Johnston county, at
mith eld. About 13 years ago
e returned to his farm and for
lany years was busied with
bat life, having abandoned that
3 go to Wilmington."
ARCHER LODGE NEWS.
Mr. J. D. Boyett, of Smithfield,
as here Satturday.
Eight colored, people were bap
zed in Buffalo near here Sun
Mrs. J. A. Batton and Mies
imma Batton visited relatives
t Selma last week.
Misses Beatrice Green and Irene
mith left Saturday to spend
>me time in Raleigh. ?
Mr. Silas Lucas, of Wilson,
as among us last week in the
iterest ofhis company.
Mr. Wm. Stancil is spending
lis week with his brother, Mr.
oses Stancil, of McCullers.
Misses Genoa Wall, Ellie Whit
y and Ava Wall, of Clayton,
isited relatives here Sunday.
Miss 1-iesaie Neil Barnes re
lrned Friday from a visit to
ilatives in Selma and Smithfield.
Several of our people attended
le Primitive Baptist Associa
on in Wake county last week.
Mr. aud Mrs. Thos. Newton
iturned Saturday from an ex
uded visit to relatives in
Messrs. O. G. Barnes and W.
Bissett attended the baptizing
1 Lee's Chapel Sunday and re
>rt 24 candidates baptized by
sv. A. A. Pippin as a result of
recent revival held there.
Mr. J. W. Barnes recently
lowed us a school slate that
as 9G vears old. The slate was
aught by the late Siab Barnes,
r., and cost fifty cents. It has
le same frame it bad when
ought and is used each succes*
ve vear by Mr Barnes at his
In. Mr. Barnes intends keeping
as a relic of autiijuity.
Sept. 2?th. 8. L. W