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VOL.24. SMITHFIELI). X. C.. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 24, 1005. vrrk ou
STILLS ARE PLENTIFUL
Moonshine Business on the
Only two Sheriffs Have Helped
en the Best Informers
"During the year ending No
vember 1st last I believe that
the number of illicit or moon
shine distilleries in counties in
this immediate section basquad
rupled," declared Deputy Collec
tor W. G. Pool last night upon ,
his return from a successful raid
east of here.
"This has been a foggy, misty
day, an ideal time for running
the stills, and I should not be
surprised if 100 in Johnston and
150 in Durham counties were in
operation today," continued the
deputy. "During the year 45
stills within a radius of eight
miles of Durham have been de
An officer vtntured the esti
mate that H5 stills in Johnston,
12 in Wake, 10 iu Franklin, 10
in Moore, 20 in Chatham and 5 I
in Columbus have been cut up
by government officers within
Under the Watts law, also the
Ward Act, it is the duty of
sheriffs to suppress illicit distill
ing as much as it is incumbent
on the United States officers, but
Deputy Pool says that in only
two instances lias he received aid
from county authorities. The
sheriff of Chatham got one moon
shine outfit and turned it over
to the deputies. In Pitt county
a deputy sheriff located a still
and guided the government
deputies to the place. These are
the only instances Deputy Pool
has come across in this section.
Strange as it may seem the
best informers the government
has are women. The men in the
community become debauched
by the operation of the still or
by liberally patronizing it and
as a result some woman gives
the officers a tip to nut an end
to the demoralizing influence.
Yesterday while searching for
a still three miles from Benson
Deputies W. G. Pool and C. A
Banks found several kegs of
whiskey in the woods near the
house of the supposed blockader.
Sunday, while within a mile|
and a half of Timothy the same
deputies seized and destroyed a
still, a number of gallons of beer,
kegs of low wines and an outfit, j
No one was present. The depu
ties reached the place about j
three o'clock in the afternoon
and finding the beer in proper
condition for distillation waiting
until dark, thinking that some
one would come to begin opera
tions. The still was in a very
large woods and at six in the
evening the deputies decided that
they might as well cut up the
still and make their way home.?
Miss Kut h Jones is off teaching
school again this fall.
Mr Alonzo Talton spent Sat
urday and Hundav visiting rela
tives near Wakefield.
Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Mitchiner
spent part of last week visiting
relatives near Kaleigb.
Mrs. B. A. Turnage, who has
been sick for some time, is im
proving we are glad to sav.
Miss Mary Mitchiner returned
from near Kaleigh Sunday where
she went to attend the marriage
of her cousin.
Miss Yonnie Jordan returned
to her home near Shiloh Sunday
after spending several days visit
ing her sister, Mrs. J. H. Talton.
Mr. Hubert C. Jordan, accom
panied by his cousin, Miss Jessie
Wood, spent last Fiiday Satur
day and Sunday visiting Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Talton.
AGONY OVER AT LAST.
The Famous Gattls-Kllgo Suit
Thrown out ot Court and Gat
tls Taxed With the Costs.
The case of Kev. T. J. Gattis
vs. Kev. John C. Kil^o and Mr.
B. N. Duke, one of the most cele
brated cases in the annals of
North Carolina, goes off the dock
et on a dog fall, and Rev. Mr.
Gattis, being the under dog in
the tight, has to pay the costs in
the case, after having won the
only two times the case has been
tried by a jury. '
In the Supreme Court yester
day (Chief Justice Clark not sit
ting) tlje Supreme Court evenly
divided upon the appeal from
Judge Moore's ruling that there
was not, under Justice Mont
gomery's decision, sufficient evi
dence to go to the jury. Judge
Moore gave that ruling with
hesitancy, feeling bound by Jus
tice Montgomery's erroneous
opinon that set aside the $15,-1
000 verdict, and ordered a new
trial. It is reported that J us
tices Walker and Hoke (the two \
western men on the bench) voted
to over-rule Judge Moore and let
the case be tried by a j ury, while
Justices Brown and Connor (the
two eastern men on the bench)
voted to affirm Judge Moore.
As Chief Justice Clark did not sit
in the case, under the rules, if the
court divides evenly, theu the
opinion of the lower court is af
firmed. Under this rule, though!
.lutlge Aloore's decision is noti
really affirmed by a majority of
the court, Rev. Mr. Gattis loses
out and his ease can never have
a hearing on its merits by a jury.
Since this case has been on the
docket thirty-two men have
passed upon it as sworn jurors
or judges, and of the thirty-two
only three have held there was
no evidence against |Jr. Kilgo.
On the lirst trial the Superior
court judge let the case go to the
jury and they unanimously re
turned a verdict for Mr. Gattis
of $20,000. Thus thirteen men |
held against Duke and Kilgo. On )
the second trial Judge Shaw held ;
there was evidence to go to the
jury and the twelve held it suffi
cint to warrant a verdict for
$15,000. On appeal each time
the four judges sitting over-ru'ed
the plea that there was no evi-,
deuce though giv ing a new trial.
Oh the third trial Judge Moore j
held that there was no evidence.
On appeal, two judges held witn
him.?News and Observer, 23.
On Sunday, Nov. 19th, at 10
o'c'ock at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mordecai
Alford, their daughter, Miss
Mattie, was joined in the holy
bonds of matrimony. The
solemn words that made them
husband ard wife were spoken
by Rev. J. F. Owens, of Dunn.
The attendants were as follows:
Mr. Rufus Johnson with Miss
Ada Hinton. Mr. Albert Young
blood with Miss Hattie Alfo d,
Mr. Andrew Johnson with Miss
Mollie 1'ope, Mr. Arthur Rarnes
with Miss Aurelia Parker. After
the ceremony the bridal party
attended church at Hopeweii,
and returning to the homeof the
grooms' father, Mr. 0. II. Hin
ton, where a sumptuous dinner
awaited them. We wish for the
young couple much happiness
Soil Lost Mother.
"Consumption runs in our
family, and through it I lost my
Mother, " writes E. B. Reid, of
Harmony, Me. "For the past
five years, however, on the
slightest sign of a Cough or
Cold, I have taken Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consump
tion, which has saved me from
serious lung trouble." His
mother's death was a sad loss
for Mr. Reid, but he learned
that lung trouble must not bo
neglected, and how to cure it.
Quickest relief and cure for
coughs and colds. Price 50c and
*1.00; guaranteed at Hood Bros,
drn" sto^ m :i| bottle free.
MADE RESTITUTION TO BANK
Halgh and Myrover Plead Guilty
and Judgment was Suspended.
Favetteville, N, C., November
21?This afternoon iu the cases'
of alleged embezzlement of ex
Cashier .J. C. liaigh. and ex-Teller
G. G. Myrover, defendants ap-j
peared in the court accompanied
bv counsel and submitted to a
plea of guilty to the indictment
pending, it appearing that satis
faction had been made to the
bank, and to the bonding com
pany. On the recommendation
of the flank of Fayetteville and i
at the request of the solicitor
Judge Moore suspended judg
ment on payment of costs and
the defendants were discharged.
Mr. H. F. Edgerton made a
business trip of two days to Ral
eigh this week.
Messrs. Leon and Edgar Stev
ens, of Smithfield, spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Edger
Miss Annie Strickland, of Luca
ma, spent Saturday Sunday here
as the guest of Mr. and Mrs Jno.
Mrs. J. VV. Darden who has]
been spending several days visit-1
iug friends and relatives in Smith
field returned Friday.
Mr. It. H. Alford, cashier of the
Hank of Keuly, moved Tuesday, j
into his handsome new dwelling
on Max Wei ton Heights.
Mrs. W. S. Stevens and Mrs.1
Edgar Stevens, of Smithfield,'
spent several days here this week
with relatives and friends.
Rev. Marion Cnlbreth, of Wil-;
mington, will preach at the;
Methodist church Wednesday
night, Nov. 29, at 7:00 oclock.
Mr. and Mrs. 1) H.Sasserspent]
Saturday and Sunday witb Mr.
Sasser's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William Sasser, near Princeton, j
Mr. W. T. a very prosperous
farmer living near here, is also a
very successful hog raiser. He!
reports one now which measures]
6% ft. long (?feet and 4 inches in
circumference and will weigh ]
about 600 lbs.
Mr. Ed. L. Pierce, a young
farmer living near here, had the
mbf irtuue of losing his barn
by tire Saturday night. About
twelve he was awakened by the |
light from it as the flames burst
through the top, and reached it
only just in time to save his mule j
and buggy. A quantity of seed
cotton, several hundred pounds
of hay and about twenty barrels]
of corn were burned.
Mrs. Annie "Edgerton" Wil-j
liatns from near Guilford College,
who a few months ago, returned j
home from India, after spending
about C yours there as a Mis
sionary, gave a lecture here in
the Methodist church Wednesday
night of last week, which was
greatly enjoyed by the large con- J
gregation present. The house
was filled to its capacity. She
I had many curios, of that coun- j
try, on exhibition, which was!
Next Sunday, Nov. 2Gth, has
been designated by the National j
J Councilor of the Jr. O. U. A. M.
as a day of thanksgiving by the
order, and each council is re
quested to attend some divine
j worship in a body and in accord
! ance with the above request.
I Kenl.v Council No. 136 has secur
jed Hev. J. J. Barker of Gplds
I boro to preach for them next
I Sunday, at 11:00a m. Themera
j bers are requested to meet in
in their Hall at 10:30 from
whence they will march to the
j church. Iiet everybody come as
this is a public service.
A Disastrous Calamity.
It is a disastrous calamity,
when you lose your health, no
cause ind""1 1 1 "1 "onstipa
tlOi. .. . lu UA
Prompt relief can be had in l)i.
King's Now Life Pills. They
build up your digestive organs,
and cure headaci.o, dizr.ine.-* !
colic, constipation, etc. Guarau
teed at Hood Bros, drug store;
CLARK WROTE DECREE
Dispensary Must Remain in
Raleigh for the Present.
According to Chief Justice Clark
the Watts Law Is Misleading In
Its Language?Must Pay
Poll Tax to Sign
No election will be held in Ral
eigh on the question of "saloons"
The Supreme Court this after
noon sustained the position of a
majority of the board of Alder
men and dismissed the mandamus
issued by Judge Justice in the
Superior Court to compel the
"City Fathers" to order this
election in obedience to the pe
titions presented to the munici
pal body by citizens.
The opinion of the court was
written by Chief .Justice Clark.
Justice Browti tiieil a dissenting
opinion ana ju;t:ce Walker con
curred in the opinion of dissent.
The verdict means that the
dispensary will remain in the
city of Raleigh, for the time
being, at least. All along the
dispensary advocates have
claimed that even in the event of
and election they would be able
to defeat the re-opening of sa
loons, and while many predicted
that the Supreme Court wou'd
reverse the decision of Judge
Justice of the Superior Court, the
general opinion was that an
election would be otdered.
The whole question turned on
what was meant by a registered
voter, whether a voter who had
tailed to pay his poll tax prior
to last May and was registered
on the lists, could sign an election
petition or not.
The Watts law governing the
calling of these elections says
that ttie board of aldermen shall
at the proper time, not oftener
than once in two years, upon the
petition of one-third of the
registered voters, who were
registered at the last municipal
election, call an election.
A number of voters "regis
tered at the last municipal
election," to quote the words of
the statue, who had failed to pay
poll-tax prior to last May, had
signed the petition for the elec
tion. Striking these off. there
would not be left sufficient to
make up the one-third.
The decision of the court is
based on the ground that a
"registered" voter in the mean
ing of the law is not only a man
who is "registered," but who has
also paid his poll tax as required
by the amendment to the con
stitution. It will be remembered
that in the proceeding before the
aldermen the advocates of the
election presented to ine alder
men petitions signed by one-third
of the registered voters of the
city and the aldermen took this
list and purged it of all names in
which the ''registered" voters
poll tax had not been paid, or
reduced the list of those who
could actually vote. This action
the Supreme Court upholds.
JUDGE HKOWN'S DISSENT.
In his dissenting opinion. Jus
tice Hrown, with the coucurrence
of Justice Walker, declares that
his convictions are strong that
the board of aldermen illegally
struck from the petition the
names of a large number of those
who had the legal right to sign
it. That the board had no
right, first, to strike the names
off for the non-payment of poll
tax; second, no authority to
Eass on such fact; third, if they
ad such authority they exercised
it in an illegal manner and based
their findings upon utterly in
The dissenting opinion con
sists of nine typewritten pages
and is an elnbi" <i.
J Ainu of auttiority for the
position he laid down for differ
ing from the court.?Raleigh
:ti>0 Children's suits at cost.
! Austin Stephenson Co.
REPORT OF THECENSUS BUREAU.
Amount ofCotton Ginned toNovem
ber 14th Placed at 7.498.
Washington, November 21.?
The census bureau today issued
a bulletin placing the amount of
cotton ginned to November 14
at 7,41)8,1(17 bales
In 11)04 the products of the
ginneries up to November 14 was
9,786,646, and in 1903, 0,815,
102 bales. The total crop of
1904 was 13,451,337 bales, and
of 1903, 9,819,908 bales. In
1904 about 73 per cent of the
cotton had been ginned to No
vember 14, and in 1908 about
09 1-2 per cent. The production
by bales for the present year by
states is as follows:
Alabama, 942,918; Arkansas,
313,104; Florida, 56,012; Geor
gia, 1,437,099; Indian Territory,
183,550| Kansas, ; Kentucky
471; Louisiana, 288,074; Missis
sippi, 604,150; Missouri,22,143)
North Carolina, 510,124; Okla
homa, 179,839) South Carolira,
914,772; Tennessee, 176,393)
Texas, 1,822,942; Virginia, 10,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Dixon, of
Angier, spent Sunday in this sec
Mr. and Mrs. K. Harber spent
Saturday and Sunday in Har
Mr. Herman Barnes, of Duke,
spent Saturday n:ght and Sun- j
day in this section.
The school at Ezra opened the j
13th with Miss Mary L. Dunn,
ov Beasley, as teacher.
Messrs. Delma Hardee and B. j
E. Johnson spent Sunday after- j
uoon in the Spilona section.
Messrs. A. E. and M. R. John
son are going to move there saw
mill near Mr. J. P. Strickland's
in the near future.
Mr. J. W. Warren, of Sampson j
county, spent Saturday night[
and Sunday with the family of j
Mr. Lemuel Hardee.
There will be services at John
son Chapel Saturday at 3 p. in.
and Sunday at 11a m. by the
regular pastor. Rev. W. H. Avery, j
The vocal union at Four Oaks ;
Saturdav was attended by a
large majority of our people. ]
They all report a very pleasant (
Miss Vivian Johnson and Mr. ,
Lawrence Barber, of near Clay
ton, spent Saturday night and
Sunday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Josephns Johnson.
ARCHER LODGE NEWS.
Mr. Richard Finneile went to
Messrs. W. R. and J. L. Boyett
sold a lot of tobacco last week
that averaged them $13 23 per
Two new members were baptiz
ed into the fellowship of Salem
church Sunday morning by the
pastor, Elder J. A. T. Jones.
The Misses Richardson enter
tained ipiite a number of friends
Saturday evening in honor of
their guest, Miss Eva Daniels, of
Mr. Joseph Thomson and Mrs. j
Martha Hinnant were married
at the home of the bride last
Sunday moruing by Elder J. A.
T.Jones. The groom is one of
Wilson's best farmers and the 1
bride is one of our most worthy
S L. W.
Nov. 23, 1905
"I Thank the Lord!"
cried Hannah Plant, of Little
Rock, Ark., "for the relief I got I
from Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It J
cured mv fea.t'ul running sores,
which nothing else would heal, |
and from which I had suffered |
for 5 years." It is a marvelous
healer for cuts, burns and!
wounds. Guaranteed at Hood
I Bros. Drug store- 25c.
A lovel.y marriage ceremony
was solemnized at the home of
Vlr. J. M. Beasley on Thursday,
Nov. 1(5, at nine o'clock A. M..
when Mr. David Stephenson and
Miss Mattie Bell Beaslev were
united in the bond of matrimony,
Rev. Mr. Guyton, of Newton
Grove, officiating: The parlor
was simply and artistically dec
orated in evergreens, and as the
wedding march was sweetly
rendered by Mrs. Mattie Hirroch,
of Kipling, N. C., sister of the
bride, the brides maids all in
gray, and groomesmen entered
as follows: Miss Willie Stephen
son and Mr. Stone Adams, of
Raleigh; Miss Lottie Thornton,
of Beasley, and Mr. Herman Up
church, of Four Oaks; Miss
Mary Mitchener, of Smithtield,
and Mr. Claud Beasley. Then
came the bride carrying white
chrysanthemums leaning on the
arm of her sister, Miss Alma
Beasley, who carried yellow
chrysanthemums. From the op
Eosite door came the groom with
is best man, Mr. RalphStepben
son, of Raleigh. During the
ceremony Mrs. Hirroch softly
played "Rock of Ages."
rne oriae was attired in an
elegant gown of silver gray silk,
and is the beautiful and accom
plished daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Beasley. The groom wore
the conventional black, and is
very popular wherever known.
Immediately after the cere
mony the entire bridal party
started for the home of the groom
near Raleigh for the reception,
where numerous friends heartily
gathered to shower blessings on
the happy couple. A sumptuous
supper awaited them, also good
music as the Raleigh band was
present. The large number of
beautiful and unique presents
attests the high esteem in which
Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson are
held bv their widecircleof friends.
May their pathway through
life be ever strewn with sweet
Mr. S. C. Smith spent Sunday
Miss Bertie Taylor, of Preston,
N'. C., is the guest of Miss Nellie
Mr. J. F. Woodall came up
from Fayetteville on Wednesday
of this week.
Miss Floy Johnson spent Satur
day and Sunday at her home in
the Spilona section.
A good number of our people
attended services at Hannah's
Creek church last Sunday.
An effort is being made to have
our night mail service again con
tinued, as it is greatlv needed
and wuich we hope will be suc
On Wednesday evening, No
vember 8th at 7:45 o'clock the
marriage of Mr. A. T. Hyals, of
Benson, to Miss Yira Smith, of
the same place, was solemnized
at the home of the bride's
brother, Mr. K. F. Smith. A
large number of relatives and
friends were present to witness
the occasion. Miss Leola Smith
acted as maid of honor, and Mr.
W. C. Woodall as best man, the
other attendants being Mr. T.
J. Stewart and Miss Lettie Hyals,
Mr. R. I). Overby and Miss Min
nie Smith. The wedding march
was beautifully played b\ M ss
Nita Fenny, and the solemn
ceremony win rendered by Elder
William Wuodard,of Wilson, N.
C. Immediately after the cere
mony, and congratulations, the
marriage party attended services
at the Primitive Btptlst church,
conducted bv M? Woodard. The
newly married couple are among
the most popular young people
of the community, the groom
being the son ofC.C. Hyals, Esq..
and the bride the beautiful and
cultured daughter of the late W.
11. Smith. May life's pathway
for this young couple be strewed
with richest and rarest flowers,
is the wish of their large circle of