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VOL. 24. SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 17, 1005. XO 87
Whiskey Forces Have Again
Met a Waterloo.
In a Quiet Election the People of
the Capital of Wayne Register
In no Unmistakable Terms
The following in Wednesday's
News and Observer tells the
"Goldsboro, N. C., Nov. 14 ?
The election to determine whether
Goldsboro should have open bar
rooms or prohibition for the next
two years was decided here to
day. The election passed off
quietly, without any disturbances
whatever: in fact it was one of
the quietest and most orderly
elections ever held here.
' The good ladies of the city
held an all-day prayer meeting
in the First llaptist church, and
the solemn tones of the bell of
that edifice pealed forth every
hour during the day, and lent a
sacred solemnity to the memora
The Goldsboro Argus of Wed
"The vote poiiea was larger
than that of two years ago, and
an analysis of the situation is
most satisfactory and enthusing.
"For instance, when the peti
tion for the election was present
ed to the Hoard of Alderuien it
contained 411 uames, of which
809 were on the registra' ion
books, as found by tbe joint com
mittee appointed to review the
petition. Of these 309 it was
found that 239 could vote in
for or against saloous as they
might elect. Yet, the aggregate
vote for saloons was only 212,
while the aggregate vote against
saloons was 358."
Big snow here Tuesday made
us think of "hard times."
Mr. and Mrs. Quint Pool have
moved to their handsome new
We are glad to hear that Uolds
boro went prohibition by a big
Mrs. Jake I'arker is visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P.
Ellis, near here.
Miss Catherine Futrell, of Scot
land Neck, is the guest of Miss
Mr. Walter I). Lindsay, ("rud
dock-Terry's very popular shoe
salesman, was here Wednesday.
Mrs. Claude Stephenson, of
Cleveland, is spending this week
with her sister, Mrs. Geo. W.
Well, about now is a good time
to get into your overcoat if you
have one. and if you haven't one
come to Clayton to get it.
Miss Blanche Barnes, of the
faculty of the Conservatory
Durham, N. C., spent Sunday
and Monday here with her;
The Clayton Cotton Mill isshut [
down now for a short time for
the installation of the new ma
chinery. It will soon be running
on a big scale.
Mr. W. W. Wood, of Greens
boro, special agent of the Em
ployers Liability Co., spent two
busy days here this week writing
The bird hunters are having a
time around here. Two or three
of our "nimrods" went out re
cently and killed 35 partridges
iu about a half day.
Our town is beginning to look
lik< r l itv in some respects. When
the telephone linegets into opera
tion, and the electric lights start
up, there's no telling how we will
Our road forces are jabout, to |
drVUiUlc a A Aj , . ^ uAn o..t, '
two negros on the convict force.
It will soon be like the old song;
"Two overseers and one poorj
The Knights of Pythias had a
banouet on Monday evening
whicn was considered, by those
fortunate enough to attend, one
of the grand events of Clayton's
Mr. Thad Hinnant and bride, [
of near Wendell, dined with Mr. |
and Mrs. A. T. Beddiugfield Mon- j
day. Mr. and Mrs. Hinnant were j
returning from a visit to rela-1
tives and friends in Durham.
With all due respect to the [
other merchants of Clayton and
adjoining towns, we have to say
that Messrs. J. J. Ferrell and 1
T. R. Carroll have the prettiest j
store we hav e seen for many a
The sweet potato crop i6 a fine
II you want to keep out of
law suits and trouble, keep
strong drink out of you.
The next Township Sunday
School Convention will be held
with Shiloh on the fifth Sunday
There will be preaching at Oak
land the fourth Sunday morning
and afternoon by the pastor,
Rev. Mr. Souders.
Mr. Z. T. .lones is making im
provements on his residence,
which when completed, will add
materially to its appearance.
There is little or no sickness in
our section at present, and we
sincerely hope our community i
will continue to enjoy good
No preaching at Shiloh Sun
day. The pastor was at thej
Association, as was also a good-!
ly number of the members of the j
Mrs. F. T. Booker, Misses Ella
H. and Ellie N. Booker spent
Saturday and Sunday in Smith
Held visiting Mrs. VV. T. Adams,
daughter of Mrs. Booker.
Myatt's School opened on
Monday of this week. Miss Ves
sie Coats beiug in charge. Red
Hill will open next Monday with
.Miss Nellie Johnson as teacher.
The ginning season is drawing
to a close, which is about a
month or six weeks earlier than
last year. The ginners all agree
that the crop will be but a very I
little more than half a one.
Mr. Ed Edmondson, of our sec
tion, sold seventeen hundred
pounds of tobacco at the Banner
Warehouse, Smithfield, last week,
averaging twenty cents per
pound. He is very much pleased
with the price received.
One of the very best variety of
late apples trees now on the
market,?originated near Clay
ton, this county, and is known
as the 1?. H. Williams apple. It
ripens late in the fall, and keeps
through the winter nicely. Its
flavor is excellent, size medium.
It is sold by the J. W. Green
Say what you please about the
deficiency of the prohibition law,
and the losing of the dispensi ries
in Smithfield and Clayton, one)
thing is certain, that whereas
during the dispensary period
some people came from the a hove
named towns in a tipsy state?a
few of them disorderly?they now
come home cool sober thereby
reflecting credit upon themselves,
family and community.
Whilst in Clayton one day re
cently Typo paid a visit to the
new drug store of Clayton and
was struck with its magnificence
of structure, and beauty of ar
rangement. It is decidedly the
prettiest drug store in the coun
ty and deserves and will receive
a large patronage. It is owned
and run by a stock "omp. Jf
officered as follows:?E. L Hin
ton, President; C. W. Home,
Vice-President; Secretary and
Treasurer, Charles G. Guilev, all
pvo'essional enterprising gentle
A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT.
Mr- Jesse Snipes of Princeton Dan
gerously Hurt bv Train.
A very distressing?and proba
bly fatal accident occurred at
Princeton last night. Just asj
the Southern train, due here at
0 40, was approaching that sta
tion, the news boy, Mr. Jesse
Snipes, 21 years of age, who was
preparing togetoff at Princeton,
his home, in some way lost his
balance on the rear platform and
was hurled headlong to the track,
striking on his head and face,
fracturing his skull, nose and
jaw. He was brought on to the
hospital here, where he was oper
ated on immediately by the sur
geon of the Southern, Dr. R. A.
Smith, the broken bone being re
moved from skull and the nose
and jaw adjusted. He is still un
conscious and in a critical con
dition. His mother is with him
at the hospital. He had a broth
er killed by a Southern freight
at the Midland crossing some
three years ago.?Goldsboro
The young white man Jesse
Snipes, who was so seriously in
jured at Princeton, Sunday
night, and who is now in the
Goldsboio Hospital, regained
consciousness for a while yester
day and recognized his father
and mother, though his condi
tion is still extremely critical
His father, Mr. John Snipes,
postmaster at Princeton, who is
sorely grieved over the condition
of his boy, was compelled to re
turn frome today, leaving him in
the hands of his devoted and
Mr. J. H. Kirby made a busi
ness,trip to Clayton Friday.
Itev. .J. O Guthrie, of Raleigh,
spent a few hours here Friday.
Mrs. J. R. Sauls spent Thurs
day and Friday with friends in
Misses Julia McEachern and
Emma Matthews spent Saturday
Mr. E, E. Mason and Mr. S. S.
Earle are attending court in
Wilson this week.
Mr. Thad Hinnant, of Wilson,
made a business trip to our
Mrs. Hillie Jones, of New Berne,
is visiting her father-in-law, Mr.
T. .1. Jones, of this place.
Miss Cora Sasser, from near
i iiLicruun uuo ui uvi
brother, Mr. D. B. Sasser, the
Rev. I)r. R. H. Whitaker, of
Raleigh, filled his regular ap
pointment at the Methodist
church Snnday night.
Mr. Walter Dickinson, from
near Stanhope, spent Wednesday j
night here witn bis sister, Mrs.
D. B. Sasser.
Mr. E. G. Harnes, who recently
moved from here to Wilson,
spent Saturday and Sunday
here. Mr. Barnes will always be
Mrs. J. G. High and Mrs. W.
T. Bailey left Saturday to spend
a few days visiting friends and
relatives in and near Springhope
Prof. T. A. Edmundson and
Miss Lillian Ayres went to Ral
eigh Saturday to see the game of
foot ball between the University
and the A. & M. College.
Mr. ,J. S. Darden and family,
from near Godwin, moved here
this week and will occupy the
dwelling on Railroad street re- (
cently vacated by Mr. J. H. j
Kirby. We gladly welcome j
them to our town.
Nov. 15. Rex. J
A Disastrous Calamity.
It is a disastrous calamity, 1
when you lose your health, be- i
cause indigestion and constipa- <
tinn have sapped it away, j
Prompt relief can be had in Dr. ji
King's Now Life Pills. They i
build up your digestive organs,
and cure headache, dizziness
colic, censtipation, etc. Gun ran- I
teed at Hood Bros. drug store; I
TO SAVE GIRL.
Two Schoolboys Five and Six
Years Prove Heroes.
Pushed Girl from in Front of En
gine, but Were Themselves
Caught Beneath Wheels.
?A Deed Almost
New York, Nov. 14.?Kingston
Blauvelt, aged six, and Abraham
Diamond, aged five years, of
Jamacia, L. I., lost their lives
to-day in saving the life of a lit
tle girl who was in danger of be
ing run down by a railway train
at a grade crossing. The gate
had been lowered for the passage
of the traln: but a band of little
school children crawled beneath
it. The forem ?i ui these was a
little girl, who had just reached
the rails ae the en-ii e was bear
ing down upon her. S'>e did not
heed the wa ni <r shouts of the
gateman or the crms >.f her play
mates, but walked deliberately
into the danger.
To save her the Blauvelt and
the Diamond boys rushed for
ward and shoved her across the
track and to safety, but there
was not time for them to cross
or retreat, and they fell beneath
the wheels Diamond lost both
legs and an arm and Blauvelt
sustained a fracture of the skull.
They were taken to a hyspital,
where both died a few hours
The events that have trans
pired in Russia within tne past
ten days are of tremendous im
portance. The Czar has quietly
abdicated the throne, the cor
rupt and cruel royalists are
hurried from their places, and a
new aud representative govern
ment has been established upon
the ruins of the old. Russia is
one of the oldest and largest of
the nations of the world. In area
and in population it is indeed the
largest country in all Europe,
haviug more than eight million
square miles within its domain,
and more than one hundred and
twenty-eight millions of people.
Next to Great Britain it has the
most extensive dominions in the
world. Its resources are vast
and varied aud with a liberal
and hum ruegovernmental policy
its possibilities for progress aud
power are almost limitless. But,
for a thousand years it has been
a monarchy of the meanest and
most cruel kind, It has known
no such thing as mercy, and the
injustice and oppression it has
practiced upon its subjects have
1,,..,^ J ~1 ? 4-1
uetru t'tjimueu uui.y uy tut? uu
speakable wickedness o! the
Turkish rulers. The pages of
Hussian history are stained with
blood.? It has been an enemy to
progress and has stood against
the education of the people. The
masses have been steadily robbed
by the rulers, in the way of
taxation, and the desperate
poverty and suffering inflicted
through ages past have at least
found a voice in the general and
determined revolt and rebelion
which made the weakling, called
the "Czar of all the Russians,"
tremble like a leuf, and beg for
mercy. A stroDg and honest
man, without a drop of royal
blood in his veins, has assumed
control, and under his masterly
hand the prospect is that the
change from royal oppression to
democratic equality in the policy
of the goVernment will be made
without a drop of blood. We
hail the new-born Russia, and
hope that it may take its place
among the first nations of rhe
earth, because of a spv
justice to nil men auJ uoi be
cause of its power to oppress and
destroy I?Charity and Childreu
The Western X. C. Methodist
Conference iu session at Greens
bo r last week decider1 to hold its
' '.'ir.ual meeting at Mt viij.i
Because Secretary Wilson
concurs with the Southern Cot
ton Association that the present
crop will be only 10,000,000
bales, President Jordan, of the
association advises the holding
of cotton for 15 cents per pound.
The entire Russian empire ap
pears to be torn by anarchy, the
latest outbreak being at Vlndi
vostock where a state of war
exists; many people have been
killed and numerous buildings
burned; a general strike is again
threatened all over Russia, tak
ing the form of a revolutionary
movement for an eight-hour
Secretary of War Taft arrived
in Newport News Tuesday from
a tour of inspection of the Pana
ma Canal, the preliminaries for
work on which he says is pro
gressing satisfactorily; he spoke
of the election in Ohio and de
clared the defeat of Republican
boesism would bring good county
and municipal government; he
had a good word to say for
Democratic Governor Pattison,
says he knew him to be a man of
The sensation of the day in the
insurance investigation in New
York city Tuesday was the tes
timony of James H. Hyde, for
mer vice-president of the Equita
ble Assurance Society; he ex
plained the $685,000 trans
action about which none of the
other officers pretended to know;
some of it was for campi ign
purposes and he was made the
scapegoat, having to pay him
self $212,000 of it; he spoke
bitterly of his former associates
and involved Governor Odellin
some shadv transactions.
Tom Dixon and His Clansman.
According to the newspaper
organs of that section, the whole
South is now given over to hys
terical controversy apropos ol
Mr. Thomas Dixon's play. "The
Clansman." We were at some
pains to examine the book itself
when it first appeared, and
found it a very extravagant and
untimely revival of an espisode
which had much better have
been left to oblivion. It not only
appeals to passions of the lowest
and most incendiary kind, but, as
a general proposition, it is un
true. Southerners of the old
slaveholding class, who served
in the Confederate army and
afterward passed through the
horrors of reconstruction, know
perfectly well that the negroes
were not the fiends described by
Mr. Dixon. They know, on the
contrary, and will forever hold it
in affectiouate and grateful re
membrance, that the former
slaves were faithful in every rela
tion?save that of party politics
?and that at no time, or place,
either during the civil war or
daring the ten years of pande
monium which followed, did the
negroes turn their hands against
their former masters or against
any man or woman of thatclase.
Of the horrors of the recon
struction period no need to
speak, unless we say?as is thf
solemn truth?that nine-tenths
of theeuormities of that dread
ful time were inspired and actuat
ed by the white leaders, the so
called carpetbaggers, of whom
the negroes were the ignorant in
struments and dupes. What we
wish to make plain as our opin
ion is that "The Clansman" is
as false and mischievous and ex
aggerated as Harriet Beecher
Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin,"
and as little entitled to the re
spect of honest and enlightened
men. The thousands of South
erners who have consigned it to
abomination have our undiluted
sympathy. Thomas Nelson
I'age and Miss Hllen Glasgow
have written of the reconstruc-l
tion peiiod, nnu written with in
telligence and understanding
Bison's "Clansman" is a vicious
firebrand ?WasLington Post.
There are at the present time
475 students at Shaw University,
a school for the colored race at
Kaleigh. Twenty five Statesand
five foreigu coutd ricn repre
A WIDOW WITH A RECORD.
She Has Helped at 700 Funerals and
Runs Large Farm Between
Reading, l'a., Nov. 11.?Mrs.
Emma J. Yocum, a widow, aged
forty-eight, has possibly no equal
in the Uuited States in her line
of work. She lives on a forty
acre farm adjoining St Michael's
Church (German Reform and
Lutheran), about fifteen miles
north of this city.
In her career she has either
sung or read the funeral service
at 700 funerals. She has been a
widow four years and in that
I time has sung or officiated at
Resides singing and reading
the burial service she is sexton of
the chuich for both congrega
j tions, sweeps the church, rings
the bell for Sunday service, for
six months of the year rings the
bell every workday at 11 o'clock
to notify the neighboring farmers
at work in the fields to come in
to dinner and manages the forty
acre farm belonging to thechurcb,
keeping four cows and two hor
ses. A hired man does the labor
of the farm.
Mrs. Yocum is a pleasant faced,
happy mortal, well liked by all.
; Originally she married a country
i church organist. She led the
choir. Then she began singing
for church funerals. Next she
sang at house funerals and at
t>he was the mother of four
children. Her two sons did not
take to music, but her twin
daughters, Carrie and Lena, did.
When of age they married hap
py, but continued to assist tbeic
pareuts in church music.
Mr. locum was sickly and
frequently could not go to funer
als. One of the girls took his
place at the organ, and when he
died they permanently officiated
at the organ and do so yet, as
sisting their mother whenever
When the regular clergymen
have not the time to atteud to
the funeral, especially of children,
Mrs. locum and her daughters
furnish the vocal and instrumen
tal music and Mrs. locum reads
the burial servioefrom the church
book, going ten miles oc
casionally to a funeral.
Tribulations upell triumph.
The trickster is always proud
of his tact.
Warm hearts do not grow in
Gold the whistle will not raise
; the steam.
It is hard to be in the swim
without getting soaked.
An empty head is no evidence
of a holy heart.
It is only the evil we cherish
| that has power to chastise us.
Sermons that are easy on the
pulpit may be hard on the peo
If you have the water of life
you will not need to water life's
There are men who never think
of glory unless they go by a
tSome men think that a pug
nacious disposition provides
them with all the piety tbey
Buy your smiles at the bar
and you are likely to pick up
your sorrows everywhere.
It is easy to be brave when
?you know the enemy has only
Borrowed brains have a way
of balking when .yon drive theui
The song of sympathy never
comes until the singer has been
to the school of sorrow.
The happy Christian so adver
tises his religion that the other
man will not be happy till he
Men who take pains to be
faithful to the fashions are Dot
likely to be fashioned to the
It's hard to steer n straight
course when you keep voui eon
science in your pants pocket.
Many <: man thinks he is pa
tient with pain when he is only
perverse in eating pickles.? Kx