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VOL.24. SMITHFIELD. X. C.. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 18, 1905. VA ,,0
BE PATIENT, STAND FIRM.
President Jordan Writes to the
President Harvie Jordan, of
the Southern Cotton Associa
tion, has written a letter to the
various State divisions of the
association, urging them to exert
their utmost influence in behalf,
of the stand taken b.y the asso
ciation for a minimum price.
The following is taken, from a
letter received by Secretary T. B.
'?I wish to ask your assistance
in inducing the farmers to stand
firm in the face of the tremendous
efforts being made by the foreigu
spinners andithe bear element to
depress prices The crop in many
sections has already been gather
ed and the report for this State
(Georgia) is that two-thirds of
the crop has been gathered in
north Georgia, and three-quar
ters in middle and south Georgia.
This applies to many other sec
tions and the crop must necessa
rily be a short one. If the farmers
will be patient and stand Arm for
a short while the market will soon
advance to our minimum of 11
cents."?News and Observer.
Dr. Martin V. Green is here
visiting Mr. A. V. Driver.
Mr. J. D. Jeffries spent Sunday !
visiting friends in Wildbrs.
Mr. H. L. Johnson, of Smith
field, was in town Wednesday.
The lobby of thepostottice here
has been enlarged and repainted.
Mr. Arris C. Batton has aecep- f
a position with A. V. Driver, Esq.
Mrs. Vick Vinson has returned
from a vjsit to Mrs. H. L. John j
son, Jr., at Newport News, Va.
The merry-go-round has left
us, aftsr a very short stay. From
appearances ir did not-do much
here. . -
Mr. and Mrs. 1) .It- Velvijigtou
and Miss Mary Stalfings Spent
Sunday here, the yfiieats of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Slallinga.
Sir Knight J. E. Turner, State
Commander of the .Knights of
the Maccabees, was herg Tuesday j
night paying the lod?e -an otti- j
The trial of Messrs. Aaron
Finch and Preston Blackman .
for running a blind tiger was !
postponed till next Monday at j
Friends of the contracting
parties have received the follow
ing: Mr. and Mrs. William
Octavius Moseley requests the
honor of your presence at the!
marriage of their daughter flat
tie Hortense, to Dr. James Bry
ant Person, on Wednesday even
ing, October the twenty-tifth,
nineteen hundred and five, at
five-thirty o'clock. Christian
Chui ch, Kinston, North Carolina.
On Tuesday the building com
mittee met in Selma to let the
contract for building the Masonic
Temple which is to be erected in
the near future in Kaleigh. Their
action was referred to the general
committee for ratification, which
will meet soon. Those present i
were, Walter !S. Liddell, Sam H.
Smith, J. I>. Elliott, JohnC. i
Drewry and R. J. Noble. The ,
temple committee is composed
of the above and Ganeral W. R
Cox, A. J. Harris, Col. John W.
Cunningham, J. S. Carr, A. B.
Andrews, Jr., B. S. Royster and i
John W. Cotton.
, Senex. i
Full ot Trtfic Meaning:.
are these lines from J. H. Sim
mons, of Casey, la. Think what
might have resulted from his
terrible cough if he had not
taken the medicine about which
he writes: "I had a fearful
cough, that disturbed my night's
rest. I tried everything, but
nothing would relieve it, until I
took Dr. King's New Discovery 1
foi Consumption. Co"glis ....J 1
Colds, which completely cured t
me." Instantly relieves and 1
permanently cures all throat and t
lung diseases; prevents grip and 1
pneumonia. At Hood Bros., i
druggists, guaranteed; 50c and ?
fcl.00. Trial bottle free. S
Tuesday night the Eagle Fur
niture factory at High Point
was burned, entailing a loss of
The iN'orth Carolina Cottou
Grower's Association is called to
meet in Raleigh next Friday
night, October 20th.
General Julian S. Carr has
called a meeting of the Confeder
ate Veterans to be. held in the
Capitol at Raleigh. Wednesday
evening, October 18th.
Col. Walter R. Henry, of Char
lotte, has announced that his
book, "The Triumphs of Old Age
with a Glance at the Victories of
Youth," will soon be issued from
The Conservative Mutual Life
Insurance Company of Charlotte
was organized last week with a
paid in capital of $100,000. T.
S. Franklin is president of the
The timber on 30,000 acres
of land in Mitchell county has
been Bold to a large company for
|75,000. The land belongs to
one man. On this tract is the
richest mica mine in North Caro
The Board of Aldermen of
Goldsboro have called an elec
tion on November 4th, to decide
whether the town shall continue
prohibition or have open saloons.
Both sides clame to be confident
The much talked of Republican
daily, The Industrial News,
made its appearance at Greens
boro Sunday, in a twenty four
page edition, handsome in ap
pearance and containing full
news reports, state and general.
Governor Glenn called on
President Roosevelt at the White
House in Washington City Mon
day and formally invited him to
visit North Carolina next week, j
Mrs. Roosevelt will accompany
the President on his visit to this j
Joe McDaniel, twice a widower, j
84 years old, and Miss Lou Daw
son, aged 73, were married yes
terday at the Rowan County,
Home. Being inmates of the
County Home they had to get j
the consent of the County Com-!
missioners before they could be
Wilson's Mills, N. C., Oct. 7.?
A delightful hay ride and moon-1
light picnic was given last night
by the young men of the town
complimentary to Miss Pauline
Hill, of Raleigh, the charming j
guest of Miss Bessie Poe Law, j
who is now the popular head of
the Primary department in our
The young folks went out to
the home of the attractive Misses
?Vlitcheuer, where the evening
was spent in playing games and j
The guests were: Misses Pau- j
line Hill, Bessie Poe Law, Sallie,
Wilson, Maude Davis, Anna'
Underwood, Mitchie Young- j
blood, Mary Mitchener, Eliza
Mitchener, Elie Stevens, and,
Messrs. Willie Wilson, Clair Wil-1
son, Paul Davis, Joe Parrish, j
Harry Lillie, Frank Davis, Mr. '
Clyde and Mr. Strickland.?News
A Sunday Marriage
Last Sunday morning near
Enit, Mr. Jarvis Johnson and
Miss Claudie Hales were happily
married by Rev. F. M.Hinton in
the presence of relatives and
'rienas. After the ceremony was
performed the wedding party
went to the home of the grooms'
brother, Mr. A. D. Johnson, where
a delicious dinner awaited them, i,
May they have a long and happy
New Cure For cancer.
All surface cancers are now
mown to be curable, by Buck- i
en's Arnica Salve. Jas Waf
ers, of Dufiield, Va-, writes: "I 1
lad a cancer on my lip for years, <
hat soemed incurable, till Buck- i
en's Arnica Salve healed it, and
low it is perfectly well." Guar- i
inteed cure for cuts and burns. .
!5c Bt Hood P d -I'M- r
Bradley Johnson, of Emporia,
Va., is in town this week.
J. B. Smith returned home
from Rocky Mount last week.
Miss Nannie Byrd, of Harnett
county, is visiting relatives in
town this week.
Miss Floy Johnson spent last
Saturday and Sunday with her
parents in the Spilona section.
Dr. J. C. Johnson was in Four
j Oaks on Monday and Tuesday
of this week on professional busi
Mies Lucy Johnson, of Har
nett county, after spending
several days here with relatives
returned home last Tuesday.
W. D. Boon spent last Sunday
night in Dunn, returning Mon
day morning accompanied by
Mrs. Boon, who had been spend
ing some time in Dunn with rela
The repair of the bridge, and
road across Black Creek, about
Bix miles northwest of town,
known as the Benson bridge,
will be let out by contract on
! Tuesday Oct. 17, at 3 o'clock.
Children teething often suffe
from Cholera Infantum, Diar
rhoea, or some form of Bo we
1 Complaint. Dr. Seth Arnold's
t Balsam is the best remedy.
Warranted by Hood Bros.
Mr. R. T. Renfrow made a
short business trip to Wilson
Mrs. S. S. Earle went to Golds
boro Friday to spend some time
Rev. L. W.Souders, ofFayette
ville, preached at the Presby
terian church Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Perkins.;
from near Pikeville, spent Sud
duy here with their daughter,
Mrs. W. H. Edgerton.
Miss Julia McEachern went to j
Fayetteville Saturday night to!
be with her father who is very |
sick at the St Luke's Hospital.
Mr. Leon Stevens and Mr. C. j
W. Sanders, of Smithfield, spent
Saturday and Sunday here with J
their aunt, Mrs. H. F. Edgerton.
There will be a Vocal Union at
Zion Methodist church the 3rd
Sunday in this month. Every-;
body is cordially invited to at
tend and carry dinuer and spend
Mr. E. PL Mason, our chief of
police, made a raid Saturday
night and Mondav morning and [
caught three colored men for
selling whiskey. All were bound j
over' to court under $200.00
The death angel visited the
home of Dr. J. C. Grady Satur
day morning and took the infant j
daughter Ella Louise. A very
beautiful funeral service was!
conducted Sunday evening by!
Rev. E. W. Souders, and the J
remains interred in the Kenly!
cemetery. The bereaved parents
have our sympathy,
Mr. Lynn Grimes Dead.
Coats, N. C., Oct. 10.?Mr. I
Lynn B. Grimes, oneof Johnston:
county's best citizens, died here
this morning at one o'clock, of
apoplexy. He married the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
Stewart of this place. He leaves
a wife and several children.?
News and Observer.
Don't Borrow Trouble
It is a bad habit to borrow any
thing, but the worst thing you
can possibly borrow, is trouble.
When sick, sore, heavy, weary
and worn-out by the pains and
poisons of dyspepsia, bilious
ness, Bright's disease, and simi
lar internal disorders, don't sit
down and brood over your syr"
toms, but fly for relief > liilec .
trie Bitters. Here you will find
sure and permanent forgotful
noss of all youi troubles, and j
your body will not be burdened
by a load of debt disease Atl
Hood Bros, drug store. Price J
OVER FOURTEEN MILLION.
Information Given Out bv Census
Bureau Covers Time From Sep
tember l> 1904, to Same
Date Tbls Year
Washington, Oct. 9.?The Cen
sus Bureau today issued a bulle
tin showing the production and
distribution of the cottou of the
United States available between
September, 1,1904.and Septem
ber, 1, 1905, to be 14 455,994
bales. Of this 61 per cent was
exported, 30 percent was used
in domestic consumption, leav-]
ing a surplus of 9 per cent. The
domestic consumption includes
36,776 bales destroyed by fire.
The exportation amounted to
8,834,929 bales, the domestic
consumption 4,315756 and the
surplus 1,305,309, Of the total
13.693,279 bales were included
in the crop of 1904 and the re
mainder in that of 1905. Of the
quantity consumed iuthe United
States '2,140,151 in Southern
In addition to the totals given
124,469 bales of foreign cotton
were imported into tne United
States during the year. The ex
portation lor the year covered
exceeded that of any previous 12
months by 1.144,452 bales and
they exceeded the average for
the past ten years by 2,313,948
bales New Orleans with a total
of 2,463,421 bales held first rank
as an exporting point, but was
close pressed by Galveston with
2,388,318 bales. Savannah,
I Georgia, with 1,290,989 bales,
held third place. The^ value of
; the total export was $404,209,
Miss Sadie .1 ones, of near Gul
ley's Mill, is now with It. B,
Whitley & Co.
of Winston, have been visiting
here for some time.
Clayton High School is in a
vjpry prosperous condition. New
pupils continue to come in.
ltev. Mr. Blanchard and Key.
W. H. Rich have had splendid
meetings here last week and this.
We are glad to note that Miss
Mattie Gulley is improving now.
She has been quite sick for three
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Price and
children spent Sunday here, the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Mr..I no. W. Massey, our very
popular railroad agent here, has
resigned and his place is filled by
Mr. W. P. Weathers.
Cotton prices being off has
damaged trade in our town con
siderably. Our farmers are hold
ing for higher prices. Messrs. A.
Home & Son say hold and their
judgment is generally right.
Quite a number have been
"jacked up'*' for violating the
prohibition law. Chief Ellis is
doing bis utmost to get up with
the law-breakers and they had
better walk shy. This prohibi
bition law is a good one and will (
be enforced to the letter in Clay
The funeral of Mrs. Selina Boon
will be preached at Mount Moriah
church on the first Sunday in ,
November, by ltev. C. W. Blanch
ard. Yelir. ,
?The Episcopalians have ar- |
ranged to have services at their (
church here regularly on each
fourth Sunday morning and
night, beginning with the fourth
Sunday in this month. Rev.
Samuel Hanff, who conducted
the service here the fourth Sun
day morning in last month, has
been called to serve the church, j
much to the delight of the con
? The visit of Pr^'dent, Roose
velt next week will cause buu- 1
dreds of people to go to the Fair.
It is an event in the State's his
tory. The last President to visit 1
Raleigh and make a speech was
President Andrew JoLp "^soon
after the close of the Civil IV ar.
He is Our President
The Christian Sun of Elou Col
lege. writing of the President's
visit to the South, has the follow
ing to say:
"He is our President, just as
much so as if he had been born
and raised one of us and sent to
the White House by our ballots
only. This is the glory and
greatest of our republic, namely,
that we play at politics, but we
take our patriotism seriously.
This Southern country, in the
political game last , year, was
' playing against Mr. Roosevelt;
it lost, he won. When the cam
paign was over our game was
done. Now we are at a more
serious business. We are acting,
living, doin^ deeds, making
homes, clearing forests, harvest
ing crops, building shops, mak
ing a Republic; we are not play
ing politics now, but sre acting
the part we are?patriots. Mr.
Roosevelt will discover this when
he comes. He will see?for he
knows already?that he is as
much our President as he is any
body's. Though he may travel
this broad land from Maine to
Mexioo, he will not find a folk
anywhere who appreciate him
more and will receive him more
cordially and gladly than this
Gone to Her Reward.
On October 3, 1905 at tue age
of nineteen years Ora Richard
son Tucker, wife of Mr. O. A.
Tucker, died at her home in
Selma, N. C. Very early in life
she made a profession of faith in
I Christ arid united with Hepzibab j
Baptist church and her life has:
been in beautiful accord with1
When we think of her death we
are reminded that one of the
sweetest' flowers of this garden
has been plucked, not that it
should even wither, but only to1
be planted in the garden above
where only the purest of flowers
bloom. She leaves husband, in
fant son, father, several sisters
and many friends to mourn her
loss; but we mourn not as for
those who have no hope; for we1
believe that if we live as she did,
we shall meet her in heaven.
ARCHER LODGE NEWS.
Messrs. J. I. Barnes, L. H.
Champion and Wilkes Barnes, of
Clayton, visited here Sunday.
Miss Fanny Itiggan, of Raleigh,
returned home last week after
spending several days with the
The public school at the Hold
er school house will open Mon- |
day, October 30th, with Mr. W. |
L. Stancil as principal. (
Mrs. A. L. Batton entertained i
a number of herfriendsSaturday
evening in honor of ber guest, i
Mies Ava Medlin, of Wake <
Mr. Jno. W. Price made a <
business trip to Raleigh Satur- '
day. It is rumored that Mr. '
Price will move bis family there '
In the near future. <
Miss Ida Castleberry has been '
selected as teacher for District
No. 2, white, Wilders township, 1
lor the coming term. Miss Cas- '
tleberry is an excellent teacher
and we bespeak for her much '
Last Sunday morning Mr. Jno.
Sykes and Miss Bessie Hinnant
were married at Clyde's Chapel
by Rev. A. A. Pippin. After ,
services they went to Spring (
Hope, their future home. May ]
their union be tranquil and ,
h^?cL Othu S. L. W. \
Plans to Let Rich. *
are often frustrated by sudden |
breakdown, due to dyspepsia or i
constipation. Brace up and take
Dr. Kirr ? New Life Pills. They
takeouv u o mn rials which are |
clogging your energies and give t
you a now start. Cure headache ]
and dizziness too. At Hood Bros, j
drug store: 25c.. guaranteed.
Car Devoe paint, Smithfield i
Hdw. Co. 1
A movement has been set on
foot by Thomas W. Lawson to
have the policy holders of the
insurance compauies to demand
restriction of funds wrongfully
General Charles W. Barlett, of
Boston, has been nominated by
the Massachusetts Democracy
for Governor. There were no
contests for any of the places on
The Republican State conven
tion of Massachusetts Friday
nominated a State ticket, and
with only one voice against _ it
favored revision of the tariff,
Gen. Draper, the loom manu
facturer, opposed it and Senator
Lodge defended the movement
for tariff reduction.
Secretary Wilson has announc
ed that a November cotton re
port would be issued by the De
partment of Agriculture, proba
bly early in the month, but the
exact date has not been decided.
This is a departure from the cus
tom of the Department, no report
having been issued in the month
of November heretofore.
The sensation in the New York
insurance investigation Friday
was that President McCurdy of
the Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany receives a salary of $150,
000 a year and that other offi
cials are paid from $50,000
down to $10,000; it was also
shown that numerous members
of the families and connections
of the officials are on the pay
roll for big money.
Some of our farmers have be
gun to make preparations to
sow wheat, and other grain.
Cotton is being rapidly picked.
The larmers are not disposed to
sell at present prises. They be
lieve it will go much higher, and
their belief is based on the fact
that a very short crop is now a
On the fifth Sunday in this
month the Township Sunday
School Convention will convene
at Mt. Ziou church, beginning at
10 a. m , and lasting all day. All
of the Sunday Schools of the
township are earnestly requested
to send large delegations, several
speakers will be on hand to ad
dress the Sunday Schools. Gov.
Glenn will be invited, and it is
hoped he will come and talk to
On Wednesday morning Octo
ber 4, at the home of the bride's
lather, Mr. J. B. Hardee, in Pleas
ant Grove township, Mr. T. J.
Gentry, of Virgilina, Va., and
Miss Daisy Hardee were unif
in marriage. Rev. J. W. s
uf Smithtield performed t
mony. Miss Nita Penny
ion, presided at the orj
skillfully rendered the
march. It was a qu
marriage witnessed by
dose friends and relatb
Immediately after the
an elegant dinner wa.
after which Mr. and Mrs.
eft for Benson where they
?d the north bound tra
;heir home at Virgilina, Va.
Our best wishes are extends.
?Mr. W. L. Stancil, our cor
?espondent at Archer, was iu to
lee us yesterda}-. Mr. Staucil is
lere standing the teachers' ex
amination, having been selected
A3 teach the Holder school in
iVilders township. We appre
;iate Mr. Stancil's efforts in get
jing up the news in his section
or Thk HKRAi.n and wish him
much success as a teacher.
The bldt st postmaster in North
JarnMrrv both '.a con
tinuous service is Mr. Ben Bar
rier who for 52 years has been
postmaster at .fonas Ridge,
Burke county. Mr. Barrier is SB
years of age. Presidents cotne
and go but Jonas Ridgeholds to
its venerable postmaster