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VOL. 25. SMITHPIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. MARCH HO. 1906. NO. 4.
Mr. J. Daniel Eason left Wed
nesday for a business trip to 1
Kenaneville, N. C. i
Mr. B. M. Robertson left Tues
day for Richmond, Ya , where he
will purchase more stock. ?
Mr. Paul Duncan, of Princeton,
spent laijt Sunday night here with i
his sister, Mrs. W. I. Whitley.
New families are coming in ev
ery now and then to the Clayton :
Cotton Mills and there's still :
room for more.
Miss Pearl W'ray left Friday <
for her home at Angler, N. C.
Her many friends in this section ]
regret to have her leave us. '
The ladies' prayer-meetings
held last week were every one
well attended. Quite a neat lit
tle sum was raised for missions, i
Rev. C. \V. Rlanchard is away <
this week at Buie's Creek, hold
ing a meeting for the benefit of
the scholars of this institution, j
Mrs. Ashley Home returned ,
from Atlanta, Ga., Monday, (
where she has been visiting her (
sister, Mrs. Geo. L. Walker. She
reports a very pleasant trip.
Lumber is being placed for the j
new Methodist parsonage. We ?
will be glad to see it finished as ,
it will add much to the appear- j
ance of that part of our town.
1 Lit* lilllllllfl a> UtfttlCIB ttic ai"
ranging for ver.y attractive open
ings. We notice the announce
ments speak of good things in
store for those of our ladies who
appreciate the prettiest things in
The skating rink, which we pre
dicted would be here, is here in
full swing. As a result some of
our young people have numerous
bruises on their anatomy. If you
want to see the fun, go on down
to the new buggy house recently
constructed for the Clayton Bug
Our entire town was shocked
bv the sudden and verv horrible |
death of Mr. Lida It. Ellis, which |
sad event occurred on last
Thursday morning. He was a
front brakeman on a through j
freight, and it was thought he j
swung out of the cab to look af-1
ter a hot box, when his train ran
on the bridge his head was just
in line to strike a brace and killed
him, apparently instantly.
March 28th. Yelir
Giving Himself in Service.
In the death of Duncan Stone,
whose decease was noted briefly
by your Benson correspondent, t
two weeks ago the town of Ben- s
son and surrounding community
suffered a peculiar loss. He was
noted for his helpfulness to the (
sick and suffering, not so much
in giving of money as in giving
of himself and service. Many (
have been nursed by him, who!1
pronounce blessings npon him as
they still live, and others pre- j f
ceded him to the spirit land, who I,
were there to greet him as he j ^
passed from earth to the habita- i
tion of departed spirits. I
The deceased would in cases of J
serious need Bhut up his place of j1
business and watch by the sick J
day and night and was a most!'
excellent nurse The world needs (
more such as he, in this respect, 1
who are willing to minister in '
sickness and to do it cheerfully (
as he did. '
We extend our sympathy to
his wife left behind, who was a
co-worker with him in his atten- J
tion to suffering humanity. May '
God richly comfort her. 4
Torture by Savages.
"Speaking of the torture to i
which some of the savage tribes I
in the Philippines subject their t
captives, reminds me of the in- a
tense suffering I endured for s
three months from inflammation v
of the Kidneys." says W. M. a
Sherman, of Cushing, Me., t
"Nothing helped mo until I tried v
Electric B'tters, three bottles of d
which completely cured mo." I
Cures Liver Complaint, Dyspep s
sia. Blood disorders and Malaria;I u
and restores the weak and ner-1 c
vous to robust health. Guaran- t
teed bj Hood Bros., druggists, a
Price 50c. 1 5
Mrs. W. U. Parrish, of Jones
boro, is visiting relatives in this
Miss Lou Young is teaching a
private school at Pr. E. N. Hook
Preaching at Mt. Zion Sunday
next by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Wil
Sunday was a damp, cold, dis
agreeable day?just such a day
as to keep people indoors.
The Myatt's Public School
closed Thursday of last week.
Miss Vessie Coats, the teacher,
proved a good one, giving gen
Peter McDaniel, colored, of this
Township, is probably the oldest
person in the county. He claims
to be over one hundred years
aid. He is one of the old issue.;
Notwithstanding bad weather
a good crowd attended preach-1
ng at Oakland last Sunday |
morning, and heard a most ex-!
cedent sermon by Rev. Mr. Sou-1
Mr. Crawford's writing school
at Polenta has closed. It is
agreed by a'l that improvement
in writing was made by those
tvho attended. He is now teach
ing a class at Myatt's School.
.uiss iviary u. liooKer, who is
attending: school at Turliugton
Graded School, Smithtield, spent
Saturday and Sunday at home.
Miss Mattie Sanders, one of
Smithfield's charming young la
dies, accompanied her.
Miss Pauline Gulley, who for
several weeks, has been critically
ill at Clayton has recovered suf
ficiently to admit o; her being
conveyed to her home in this I
rownship, and it is now hoped
by her many friends that her
tonvalesence will be rapid.
A good deal of improvement is
joing on in this section at pres
ent. Mr. F. M. Weeks is having j
bis residence painted; Mrs. Tom
inson will soon have her resi
lence painted; Mr. F. T. Mooker
s having additions made to his
residence and will soon have it
nainted; Mr. J. W. Yelvington is j
retting ready to build an addi
tion to his residence and will also
paint. Other improvements are
Mr. J. C. Stancil left last Sun
lay for Virginia where he will
spend some time.
Miss Effie Johnson of the Pea
:ock's Cross Roads section, is
visiting relatives here this week.
Messrs. J. F. Woodall and W.
J. Ryals returned from Fayette
rille on Wednesday of this week.
Miss Eva Parrish returned
rom Clayton on Tuesday of this
veek after spending 6ome time
nvi i. e X i '?
iuh patronage 01 tne nenson
traded School is steadily increas
ng since the public schools have
dosed. The commencement will
tegm May 13. Rev. J. H. Shore,
>f Smithtield, will preach the ser
non the 13th at eleven a. in. and
frof. J. B. Carlyle, of Wake For
?st frill deliver the address the '
LGth at eleven a. m.
A wireless telegraph message !
ras sent back bv the drydock
lewey when she was 1,100 miles ,
>ff Cape Hatteras. (
Doctors Are Puzzled.
The remarkable recovery of t
Cenneth Mclver, of Vanceboro, 1
de., is the subject of much in- 1
crest to the medical fraternity <
md a wide circle of friends. He \
ays of his case: "Owing to so- (
ere inflammation of the Throat t
,nd congestion of the Lungs, i
hree doctors gave me up to die, (
fhen, as a last resort, I was in t
uced to try Dr. King's New 1
)iscovery and I am happy to c
ay, it saved my life."' Cures the I c
rorst Coughs and Colds. Bron- s
hitis, Tonsilitis, Weak Lungs, J
loarsenessand LaGrippe. Guar
nteed at H< .d Bros. dru-. 6. \
Oc. and #1.00. Trial bot ? t' ee. Ic
Miss Carrie Edgerton. of Pink
ney, spent last week in Kenly.
Mr. W. A. Edgerton, of Smith
field, was in our midst Tuesday.
Miss Mary Hollowell,of Smith
field, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
J. W. Harden.
Mr and Mrs 1). B. Sasser vis
ited Mrs. Sasser's father at Stan
hope Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Emily Crumpler, a student
of Kenly Academy, left last week
to see her sister, Miss Ophelia,
who is very sick at her home near!
Mrs. Dora Gilbreath, of Smith
field, is visiting relatives here this
week. We learn tijat she is going |
to have a new dwelling erected
here in the near future.
We hear of a good many peo
ple who expect to come to the
S. S. Convention. Let everybody
come that can. We expect a
good convention and every one
to enjoy themselves, besides car
rying with them noble ideas for
their home Sunday School.
Say our town is not coming?
A new Bank of our own people
organized Fridav, the 16th. The
stockholders met at theold Bank !
and elected the followingolficers: j
T. W.Tilghman, President; John |
T RpvpII Vir*p. PrpfliHpnt ? R TT 1
.\iford, Cashier. The directors
are: H. F. Edgerton, C. W. Ed-j
gerton, W. T Bailey, J. H. Ivirby, j
U. H. (iarner, J. T. Edgerton,
J. C. Hales, G. W. Watson, L. B.
Richardson, T. W. Tilghman, and :
John T. Revel!. Capital stock
?10,000. Opens for business
April 2nd. We predict success |
tor our Bank as it is in one ot >
the most progressive littletowns
in the State, located in one of
the best farming sections, besides
having some of the largest lum
ber mills located here.
.March 27th. Max.
A county meeting of the South
ern Cotton Association was held
here yesterday. A large number
of farmers from all parts of the
county were present notwith
standing the sloppy roads and
The meeting was called to
order at 11:15 by the president,
Mr. W. M. Sanders, who made a
statement of the work done since
the last meeting and called (
special attention to the organi-1
zation of twenty four branch as-;
sociations by Mr. J. P. Canaday.
The treasurer, Mr. J. M. Beaty,
made a report showing ?<>0 28
on hand, after paying all ex
penses, to be sent to the State
and Southern Associations. His
report was audited by toe execu
A resolution was passed asking
all the associations in the county
to hold meetings on the first
Saturday in each month at 8
o'clock. This was done to insure
uniformity as about three fourths
of the associations already meet
at that time.
Fir. T* !? :
i/i. vicvjip,c i . ?? luotuLi, j. runi
dent of the A. A M. College, Kal-'
eigh, made a speech. He took
plenty of time and delivered one
of the beet speeches we ever
heard. All expressed themselves
as pleased with it. We hope to
give some extracts from his
speech next week. The associa
tion then adjoined for dinner.
At 2 o'clock a meeting was held
Lo discuss the subject of cotton
storage warehouses. Messrs. W.
Gr. Wilson, W. A.Edgerton, J. H.
Smith, F. H. Brooks, Kufus .San
ders and I). H. Bagley spoke on
;he subject. It was thought ad
visable to encourage the building
/f storage houses in every town
vhere cotton is sold, so in cases
jf low prices the farmers may
itore their cotton and borrow
noney on it. Messrs. Rufus Sau
lers, J. P. Cauaday, W. <i. VVil- i
ion, 1). H. Bagley and George I
IV. Johnson were appointed a i
lommittee to carry out the idea
)f the Association in regard to
itoi age houses.
Rowan is to build a new jail, <
with oil the improvements, 10 i
ost about $15,000.
Mrs. Thos. (i. Seay is on a
visit to her mother in Spencer.
Mrs. Pet. Temple, of Wake is a
visitor at Mrs. John H. l'arker's.
Mrs. M. C. Winston and Mrs.
It. B. Carrington went to Raleigh
Tuesday to hear Dr. Chadwick.
Miss Mamie lliehardsou left
Tuesday to visit her sister, Mrs.
Dr. Pope, at Edisto Island, S. |
('.; she will be absent some weeks
Mr. I). H. (1 raves, of Fayette
ville, was in town Tuesday look
ing after the starting of work on
the Knitting Mill. He is very
enthusiastic about it?says it
will pay handsomely.
Mr. W. E. Smith has secured
the services of Miss Gertrude j
Walters, of Baltimore, as millin
er for the spring season and will
have his opening on Tuesday
and Wednesday, the 3rd and4th
of April. He tias a full line of
millinery and is very anxious for j
the ladies to call and see for1
Mr. Young J. Lee, one among!
the oldest citizens of Selma, died j
last Friday morning. The funer
al services were held at the
Methodist church Saturday af
ternoon and were conducted bv
the pastor. Rev. F. A. Bishop,
after which the remains were laid
to rest. The deceased left a. .
widow and three children to j <
mourn their loss, Mr. S. H. Lee, ? |
Mrs. B. S. L'ittman and Miss
Nannie Lee. i.
Mies Sadie Martin spent Satur- I
day and Sunday in Iialeigh, the
guest of Miss Rebecca Glenn, t
daughter of the Governor, who !!
gave a dinner in her honor Satur- i
day night. Monday Miss Mar-!
tin attended the Kindergarten of .
Mrs. Rusbee, where she got j
many new ideas in the teaching |
and management of children. |
Miss Martin is the very efficient (
teacher of the Primary depart- (
ment of the Selma graded school.
Miss Rebecca Glenn came to Sel- ?
ma with her Monday returning
to Raleigh Tuesday. i
Dr. and Mrs. R. J. .Noble went i
to Tampa, Florida, to attend a l
meeting of the association of; j
surgeons of the Atlantic Coast j
Line on the 20th to 21st (Tues-i<
day and Wednesday of last week.) ; ]
They left here Sunday afternoon |
and arrived at Tampa Monday
night at 8:30 in the midst of a ,
thunderstorm. Tuesday morn- (
ing was cloudy and warm but a (
strong north wind began to blow
about 10 o'clock which blew
away the clouds and brought !
cold weather and it got colder j
till Wednesday evening when J
they left. Thursday morning at '
I'alatka, Fla., there was a big (
frost. They say the orange trees
looked very pretty ai d as they !
were blooming their fragrance
was delightful. One could imag- *
iue that he could see the effects . [
of the big freeze some years ago, j;
in the bushy orange groves, ore
could see the old stumps with
sprouts some ten to fifteen feet t
nigner. this was near Palatku 1
and Orlando. Near Tampa the v
orange trees were about as large t
is an apple tree or pear tree, but l
well kept, all the dead ,'mbs were e
cut out and burned up. The t
orange groves were well culti- r
vated?just as clean as a garden i
should be. Verv fews rows were 'J
in bloom. They did not see a r
blackberry bush in Florida, t
They had new Irish potatoes,
snap beans, garden peas, new t
beets and strawberries. Dr.
Noble met an old class mate, Dr. ,
L. S. Oppunhimer in Tampa,
whom he had not seen since leav- ?
ing college. Their meeting wau
brought about by their "Shrmer" j.
A Scientific Wonder.
The cures that stand to its f
credit make Bucklen's Arnica s
Salve a scientific wondc-. It t
cured E. R. MuPord, lecturer
for the Patrm s of Husbandry, t
Waynesboro, Pa . of :i distress h
ing case of Piles. It heals tiie t
worst Burns. Sores, Boils, Ul- f
s'l's. Cuts. Wounds, Chilblainsji
i id & til Rheum. Only _oc. tit It
Hoed Bros, drug store. ,c
Ed. McCoy, white, serving a
term of two years on the Forsyth
county roads for the hjrceny of
ii watch, attempted to escape
Thursday and was shot and kill
ad by a guard.
\Y. C. (ioble, a blacksmith of
Salisbury, twenty-five years old,
died Friday of tetanus (lockjaw)
after a few days illness. Just a
week before his death, a nail pene-!
trated his foot and lock jaw was
They have many ancient things
in the ancient town of Salem.
William Thomas, of that town,
repoits the death of a hen at the
age of twenty-two and it is esti
mated that she had produced
more than 7,000 eggs.
The Lumberton Robesonian
tells of a pine tree in Edgecombe
county which is about ten feet in
diainetei and about seventy-five
ieet Kgn. It is estimated that
the tree would cut about twelve
cords of wood or about 7,000
;eet of lumber.
Horace M. Emerson, general
traffic manager of the Atlantic
Doast Line Railroad Company,
iied Friday night at 8 o'clock at
die home in Wilmington of or
ganic heart trouble. Mr. Emer
son was born in Preble county,
Jhio, and was in the J7th year
^? Mo IT? 1 i I
ji liin 11.0 11 au utreu uuutmu
jusly in the service of the Atlan
tic Coast Line for thii ty years.
Fire originating in F. W.
fhornton's dry goods store at
Fayetteville Sunday night about
11:30 o'clock consumed eleven
itores in the heart of the city
ind caused a lose estimated at
While Iteubeu Arnold was
ploughing near his home in Wake
jounfcy Saturday morning and
turning grass preparatory to
breaking up more land, his little
laughter was burned so badly
that she died during the night.
Her father was also badly burned
n trying to extinguish thefiames
?so much so it is thought he is
n a very serious condition.
A correspondent of the Greens
boro Industrial News says that
n the family of M. C Surratt, of
I'airmont, I tavidson county, four
Jeaths have occui red within the
ast five weeks. The entire fami
v has been sick with measles.
The disease has broken up many ;
ichools in the county this winter.
Ihureh services have been aban
loned on account of it.
W. F. Gilmore, aged twentv
our, yard conductor at South
liocky Mount, fell from a shifting
mgine on the new coal chute
?Saturday atternoon, a distance '
jf nearly fifty feet, and died four
lours later. He left school about <
iwo weeks ago to work for the '
}oast Line and had only been
?mployed in that capacity for '
en days. His remains were taken '
,o his old home at Goldstou,
Chatham county, for interment. '
rr*i i ? j i ? i - ?
i iih employees m tmrty lurni
;ure and glass factories of High
'oint, over 2,000 in number,
vere notified Saturday after- j
10011, when paid off, that after
^pril 2nd no union men would be )
mployed. The employers state (
hat the action was taken as the
esult of intimidation of non-un
on employees by union hands.
L'here are about 5,000 laboring
nen in the town, 1,500 of whom I
?elong to unions. ^
President lvilgo, who for some
lays has been suffering from an j
ittack of sciatica, at Trinity
lollege, Durham, is much im- f
?roved. While his sickness has,
,t times, been a source of uneasi- e
less to his friends, his condition
s not serious. He will, during s
he Spring, take whatever op
portunity to rest hi* arduous !r
luties will allow
Th|j Yadkin knitting Mills]
!oni|?'i. v, at Lexington, has!
'lined to work, and is now turn
.? nut 150 dozen pairs of nose v
ml hosiery per duv. The fac- j t
urv i? located near the depot |
,n'd power is supplied from the i
, w e's eleci ric ligtrt plant The n
ic'oi v at present runs 50 knit- 1
mt' machines, and employs 20 i
ati's The material used is tine c
onu Lyptiau yarn. |1
In a burning factory in New
York Monday four firemen lost
their lives and twenty people
Near Casper, Wyoming, Mon
day a train went through a
bridge, killing six people and in
juring a score.
The House Committee on in
dustrial Arts and Expositions
has recommended the appropria
tion of $1,480,000 for the .lames
At Everett, Mass., Monday
Joseph P. Townsend shot his
daughter and committed suicide
three hours before the date set
for her marriage to Francis E.
Perry, of Florida.
Frank Smith, an employe in
the railway yards at Monroe,
was caught under an engine last
Wednesday and instantly killed.
He wa& about fifty years old and
a wife and nine children survive.
Complaint was filed in New
York last week by the Mutual
Life Insurance Company against
former President McCurdv and
other to compel them to disgorge
$3,370,341.66 of tne company's
funds wasted and mispent with
l ?:i j? i--*. "
iocvciai liinrwiiuM uecwecu .Nor
folk, Newborn and (ioldeboro are
to be merged into a new system
with 000 miles railway, includ
ing the lease of the Atlantic and
North Carolina Railroad from
(Joldsboro to Morehead City; the
capital stock will be $.">0,000,000,
and immense timber interests go
into the deal.
The Yarnomen Woolen .Mills
Company is a new enterprise at
Lexiugeon. The object and busi
ness of the new concern is to
make and sell pants of the tailor
made variety. The parties inter
ested are Messrs. W. H. Mende
hall, .1. W. Noell and H. B. Yar
ner. The concern intends to do
a large mail order business and
is advertising extensively.
In'New York last week Judge
O'Sullivan expressed a contrary
opinion to District Attorney
Jerome as to whether the taking
of an insurance company's money
for campaign purposes is larceny;
Jerome a few days ago gave out
the opinion that the charge of
larceny could not lie, but the
judge says it is larceny if intent
can be shown, and at any rate,
it is a question for thegrand jury
to pass upon as to intent.
School Close at Archer.
The school at Archer academy
dosed a very successful term last
Wednesday afternoon. The ex
ercises showed that both teacher
and pupil had been hard at work.
Mr. Kldorado Liles, the teacher,
has enrolled 93 pupils for the
term without any assistance.
The exercises began at one
a'clock with an address by Prof.
Robert Williams, of the faculty
i ' I u it tr>n I I i ? r i > ynhnril O n/%lf
_?I VIUJ tU LI lil^U UV.UWU1. X 1UI.
Williams' lecture was to the
parents and children of the
school and was very much ap
preciated by every one. Below
we give some of the most inter
esting parts of the program.
Jumbo Jum, a play?several
characters. Special mention
-hould be made of Jumbo in this
Mece who won the praise of all.
Mr. Luther M. Barnes represent
Cupid's Frolics?a play?sever
The Wonderful Telephone?a
Hock of Aires and Vacation
long by the scuuol.
Mr I-iles has given the best of
laiisfaction and it is the wish of
th that be teach for us next
Mai 27 S. L. W.
A Lively iussle
vith that old enemy of the race,
Constipation, oft At ends >n Ap
tendicitis. To avoid all serious
rouble with Stomach, Liver
tnd Bowels, take Dr. King's New
L,ife Pills. They perfectly reg
tlate these organs, without pain
>r discomfort. 25c. a: Hood
dros., druggists. .