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VOL. 25. SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. MAY 18. 1006. NO. 11.
Some Events of the Week
.Short Items of Interest Clipped
and Culled From Our
Richmond capitalists are inter
ested in a project for a big pulp
and paper mill at Roanoke Rap
ids, N. C.
S. M. Spangler, a Baltimore:
drummer, was found dead in a
bath tub at the Benbow Hotel,
Greensboro, N. C., Thursday.
Raleigh is making great prep
arations to entertain the Teach
ers' Assembly, which meets there
June 12th and continues to the
Susie Hannou, 12 years old,
was convicted ol manslaughter
at Concord, N. C., Saturday. She
was sentenced to five rears in the
Thomas S. Rollins, chairman,
has called the executive com
mittee of the State Republican
organization to meet in Greens
boro the 26th.
J. D. Elliott was last week re
elected mayor of Hickory. Pro
hibition is always in the race at
every municipal election in Hick
ory and this year it won by a
in tne nowan county Demo
cratic primaries on Saturday the
results were as follows: For the
State Senate, Whitehead Kluttz;
for the State House of -Represen
tatives, Walter Murphy and
John M. Julian, editor of the
The Sanford Sash & Blind Co.,
one of the oldest and largest es
tablishments at Sanford was des
troyed by fire Saturday after
noon at 4 o'clock. The origin of
the tire is not known. The entire
plant was destroyed except $7,.
DOG worth of lumber. The loss
is estimated at $25,000 or $BO,
000, with no insurance.
Mr. W. L, Belktells the Monroe
Journal that there is a tremen
dous oak on his father's old j
place in Buford township. By
actual measurement it is twenty
four feet in circumference. Light
ning struck the tree just thirty
six years ago and wrecked it
some distance from the ground,
but it is still green and vigorous.
In a letter making complaint;
to the Corporation Commission
Secretary of State, J. Bryan
Grimes, as an individual, has
taken the first step looking to
action tending to establish a
reasonable and just standard of
long distant telephone rates be
tween intra-State points and a j
maximum rate of rental which;
may be charged by telephone |
companies for the use of instru
ments in residences and busi
Elder Rutfln Johnson's Appoint
To the Editor:?Please an
nounce through your paper that
I am now ready to enter upon
the Mission work assigned me by
the UDion meeting of the 4th
district of the Cape Fear Free
Will baptist Conference. The ap
pointments will be as follows:
Hopewell, Saturday night,
New Chapel, Sunday May 20,
II a. m.
Johnson Union Sunday the
20th 3 p. m.
Bethel, Saturday, 11 a. m.
Piny Grove, Saturday 3 p. m.
New Hope appointment will be
held at the Sanders school house
near Mr. Hansom Allen's Sun
day 11 a. m. May 27.
New Zealand Sunday night
8:30 p. m. May 27.
All the members are requested
if possible to be present.
J. Ruttin Johnson.
Four Oaks. N. C., R. F. 1). No. 4. i
Miss Ruth Wilson, of Emporia,
Va., is visiting her sister, Mrs.
W. E. Stallings.
Mr. John Wrenn and MissEula
Jones are here to hear the speech
of Hon. E. W. Pou.
Mr. W. B. Snow left Sunday
for a week's stay with relatives
and friends at Norfolk, Ya.
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Barnes
and children, of Smithfleld, spent
Sunday here, the guests of Mrs.
W. I. Whitley.
Mrs. Sallie Surles and Masters
Walter and Sexton, w&nt to
Four Oaks Sunday, returning
Dr. Griffin went to Richmond,
Saturday returning Monday. He
went to accompany Mrs. J. H.
Griffin to the hospital.
We are pleased to herald the
arrival, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Z. B. Jones last week, two
very handsome little girls.
Our town is crowded with visi
tors taking in the splendid exer
cises furnished by the faculty
and students of Clayton High
The Commencement exercises
of Clayton High School are in
full swing. Next week we will try
to give a full report of the pro
Mr. R. A. Wall, the very effici
ent secretarp of the Clayton Oil
Mill, is attending the Cotton
Seed-crushers Association at At
Mr. Lindon M. Durham, who
is now located at Lemon Springs,
spent this week here attending
the Commencement exercises at
Clayton High School.
Mr. W. G. Wilson, of Wilson s
Mills, was heie Wednesday. Mr.
Wilson came up to settle a tine
imposed on a negro, one of his
employees, for the fraudulent use
of a check.
There's been some very slight
cases of sickness in our town re
cently but we think nearly every
body's well enough to attend the
big entertainments that are be
ing given this week.
Mr. W. J. C. Richardson was in
to see us Wednesday and when
asked "how are the crops in
your section?" said, "how can 1
tell how the crops are when they
are all underground?"
Mrs. J. H. Benton and sou
Master Garland, of Spencer, af
ter a visit of several days to her
sister, Mrs. P. H. Massey, left
Wednesday for their home, ac
companied by Mrs. Benton's
The Clayton people and visi
tors were highly appreciative of
the two very excellent sermons
delivered by Dr. Dunaway last
Sunday. The one Sunday morn
ing on "Character Building" was
especially appropriate to the oc
we noticed a special to the
News and Observer, from Wilson's
Mills, last week, stating that "in
a rather one-sided game of ball,
Wilson's Mills beat Clayton, the
score being 19 to 1." We also
noticed in the same edition of
the News and Observer, that
three of A. & M.'s crack baseball
players went to Wilson's Mills to
assist the boys there in playing
Clayton's red-hot fire-eaters.
This accounts in a way for the
onesidedness of the game. "Tote
fair" and Clayton's boys are fire
We had two very good games
of base-ball this afternoon (Wed
nesday). One between the first
nine of Smithfleld, and the first
nine of Clayton. The battery
for Smithfleld was Duncan and
Merritt. For Clayton Ellis and
Williams. The score was 21 to
4 in favor of Clayton's "Fire
eaters." The second nine did
finer work, according to size,
than the first. When the ninth
inning was up the score stood 10
to 10. They then played three
more innings, Clayton scoring
one run, which gave them the
game by 11 to 10. Our hoys are
alright any time you hitch upj
Reading the article in Th::!
Hekald last v ecu concerning
the trial of Mr. Lee for retailing i
whiskey, and the unsatisfactory
judgment rendered, brings to;
our mind to mention the verv
satisfactory way in which our
officers have disposed of cases of
j like nature here. Although the |
officers were cpt>o?ed to prohibi
tion, in every case rhatcomes be-1
! fore thein they are just as strict
| to enforce the law as is possible. |
No matter how our people feel
| about a thing, they always go
according as they think the law
i directs. Clayton is proud of her
May 16. Yelir.
Mr. Hinohara Speaks on Japan.
Rev. Z Hinohara, a native
Japanese, delivered an address
in the Methodist church here
Wednesday night. Mr. Hinohara
has been in the United States for
the past four and a half years,
having came here to take a
course in Trinity College, where
he graduated last year. He was
converted to Christanity at the
age of thirteen and has ever
since remained true to his new- 1
found religion despite the perse-i
cutions of his people in Japan.
Mr. Hinohara will return to his
native land about June 1st to
preach the gospel to the Japan
In his address Wednesday
night Mr. Hinohara spoke of the ,
Japanese people and the condi-i
1 tions of the country from a com
mprnia.1 imliisTrml pHiipa tinna 1
and religious standpoint. He
said that in Japan every child,
whether rich or poor, enjoys
equal privileges and opportuni
ties from the standpoint of edu
cation, that every child is com
pelled to attend school at least
four years. The development of
Japan from au educational
standpoint, according to the
speaker, has taken place within
the past 30 or 35 years. The
Massachusetts system of educa- '
tion has been adopted, and there
is at the present time a move
ment on foot to erect a monu- \
ment to the American mission
aries who first introduced the 1
system of modern education into
the Mikado's realms. j I
He spoke of the Japanese as a ; ?
good people who are quick, ener- J
getic and progressive in all i
things that tend to the uplift of <
the nation. He said that Japan >
by conquering self, had been able I
to conquer others, and that her '
great victory over Russia was <
| but the outgrowth of this great i
principle. He said, commenting ?
on the fact that Japan had been *
called the sleeping nation: "You '
cannot make a fool wise by
waking him up suddenly."
Mr. Hinohara is no stranger
to Smithfleld, having visited here
before. He said that the first I
prayer meeting he ever conduct
ed in this country was held in
the Smitlifield Methodist church.
Four Babies Born In Eleven Months.
Mrs. John Disston, of Grand
I View, a small town over the line
| in Edgar county, Illinois, holds
the record of this community for
| living up to President Roosevelt's
anti-race suicide ideas.
Eleven months ago Mrs. Diss
ton became the mother of twins,
bothof which are alive and thriv- i
ing. Saturday her hnsbaud and I
friends were surprised when she i
brought two more little ones into
' the world in favorablecondition
The latest arrivals give promise
1 of beiug as hearty and as long- ]
I lived as their predecessors.
The father is a young farmer. ,
who says he has not, time from
bis corn planting to advise the ;
President of the distinction of
his family.?Terre Haute Die- .
Deaths hrom Appendicitis ,
decrease in the same ratio that
the use of Dr. King's New Life
Pills increases. They save you
from danger and bring quick and
painless release from constipa- '
tion and the ills growing out ol '?
it. Strength and vigor always ?
follow their use. Guaranteed bv I
Hood Bros., druggists. 25c.
Try them. ,'
Happenings of the Week
Items ot Interest From Far and
Near Served in Short
Frost killed cotton in Alabama
last week aud replanting is neces
Richmond is to be the next
meeting place of the Southern
Baptist Convention in May,
President Roosevelt will attend
the formal opening of the .James
town Exposition and deliver an
address April 26, 1907.
In New York Saturday the
funeral of former Secretary of the
Interior Alonzo Bell, was held up
by strikiug funeral drivers.
The Consolidate Traction Com
panies at Norfolk, Saturday had
recorded a mortgage of #8,000,
000, the clerk's iee for which was
At the meeting of the Southern
Baptist Convention in Catta
nooga Monday, the board of
home mission reported collection
of #176,411 the past year.
At Bridgeport, Conn., early
Monday morning 100,000
pounds of powder exploded do
ing considerable damage and
greatly alarming the population
for miles around.
Upon the arrival of an ocean
liner in New York Saturday
YVilhelm Meyer was arrested for
killing an aged woman in Ger
many, packing her body in a
trunk and then sailing for Ameri
ca with a woman not his wife.
In the investigation of tne
Standard Oil Company at Chica
go last week a former employe
testified that agents were requir
ed to cheat and swindle and un
der instructions he bribed rail
road employes and agents of
opposition oil companies.
By a vote of 151 to 107 the
General Conference of the Metho
list Episcopal Church, South, at
Birmingham has declared itself
in favor of the creation of a
committee to prepare a new
statement of faith. Other
branches of Methodists will be in
cited to unite with the Southern
jhurch in the preparation of such
* statement of faith and such a
statement of the doctrinal sys
tem as is called for in the twenti
ARCHER LODGE NEWS.
Mr. Jno. I. Barnes was home
We regret to note that Mrs. A.
F. Whitley is very sick.
Some of our people attended
the closing exercises of Wendell
High School last week.
ti 3 >< r-v ? t t?i ???
air. aua aire. mcicson muipe,
of near Selrna, were the guests of
Mrs Laura Barnes last week.
Sheriff J. T. Ellington was here
last week looking after his
private interest in this commu
The Archer ball team will reor
ganize Saturday and for the
future will be unde. a new man
Miss Hattie Wall left Sunday
to attend the Wiggs-Woodard
marriage near Princeton tomor
Eider J. A. T. Jones will con
duct a funeral service from Salem
Primitive Baptist church next
Sunday at 11 o'clock.
Mr. G. N.Hintoo, ofSmithfleld,
has recently had his residence
near here painted which adds
much to the desirability of the
S. L. W.
May 15, 1906.
Dr. W. H. Wakefield, of Char
lotte, N. C . will be in Stnithfield
it Tuscarora Hotel on Saturday,
June 9th for one day only. His
practice is limited to Eye, Ear,
Nose and Throat, and Fitting
Corn is lookiug fairly well, cot
ton has a sickly look, in some
places it is dying out.
Mr. A. M. Harbour's residence
is neariug completion. It will be
a pretty cottage when completed.
We hear a good deal complaint
about a poor stand of cotton.
Some are plowing up and plant
Mrs. F. T. Hooker is spending
i this week with Mrs. W.T. Adams,
her daughter, who resides in
Mr. Tom Kelly's child died
Monday night and was buried
Tuesday evening. We extend
sympathy to the bereaved.
There will be preaching at Shi
loh next Sunday morning and
Saturdav evening before by the
pastor, Rev. Mr. Hudson. There
will also be preaching at Eliza
betb on Sunday morning and
night by the pastor.
The picnic at Bank's Bridge
last Saturday was a success. The
very beet of behavior was ob
served and the day was spent
pleasantly by all who attended.
The young people especially
seemed to have enjoyed the day.
Those who had the picnic in
charge deserve credit for the
manner in which it was conduct
Miss Sallie Browu ban returned *
home after spending several weeks
in Goldsboro among relatives <
and friends. ?
Some one burned up a new j
tenant bouse of J. C. Holt's last \
Wednesday night. It was fired ,
' about 12 o'clock. It was unoc- ,
Rev. Will Howell filled his ap
pointment at the Free Will Rap- '
tist church Sunday and night and I
delighted his congregation with j
two good Bermons. i
Henry Laugley has two wild J
Ducks that he raised. He says
they are good weather prophets, j
He can tell when it's going to rain (
by their peculiar squawk.
G. H. Ferry came very near
losing one of tenant houses occu
pied by Jasper Hunt. It caught
fire on top and burned a good (
sized hole in the roof, when some
one passed and saw it and put it
Geo. F. Massey came yery near .
; losing two fine young horses. 1
They tackled a barbed wire fence
and were so badly cut that Dr.
?J. B. Strachan was called in who
used his veterinary skill and sew
i ed up the wounds.
Wm. B. Ranis, age 56. died on
last Thursday. He leaves a wife
and 11 children, one brother and
four sisters and a host of friends.
I He was a good honest, straight
forward man and will be missed
! in his neighborhood. His funeral
was preached by Rev. Lovet
Mitchell last Friday. He was
, buried in the family grave yard
at Rains X Roads Church.
J. D. F.
. ? 1
Executive Committee to Meet I
The County Democratic Execu
tive Committee is hereby called |
to meet in the Court House in \
Smithtteld at 12 o'clock, noon, <
Saturday, May 19 th, for the pur- i
pose of calling a county conven- i
tion to select delegates to the ]
Judicial, Congressional and State <
Conventions and to transact any
other business that may come
Let every member be present.
W. W. Cole, Chairman. .
Smithfleld, May 7, 1906.
I hereby announce myself as a i
candidate for the office of Sheriff i
of Johnston county, subject to i
the action of the Democratic i
Convention. I shall be in the
race until a Sheriff is nominated.
May 9 OR. A. M. Sanders j<
The Wild Horse Caught.
As has been before stated in
1"he Hkkai.d several months
igo Mr. I. L. Smith, of Wilson's
dills township, bought of Mr.
H. 1). Ellington a black stallion
hat was raised as a wild horse,
dr. Smith carried him to a to
taeco barn and haltered him
here but in some way the horse
jot loose and got out and has
jeeu running at large in that sec
He has been a source of trouble
rnd expeuse and also of great
imusement to the people of the
leighborhood. His headquar
:ers during the winter were on
dr. J. M. Beaty's farm. He
spent his nights under an old
:rooked tree, he drank water
rom Poplar creek, and ate fod
ier and peavine hay from the
itacks in the fields.
He has been run several times
with other horses and dogs,
sometimes as many as a hundred
people being in pursuit of him.
Pens and lots were made but
aobody could get him into them.
All efforts to catch him failed.
Recently he had started to eat
the young crops, making fine
headway on oats. The people
of the neighborhood bad about
decided that the only way to get
rid of him would be to kill him.
Last Monday Mr. J. W. Flow
srs, who lives at the Watson
Pineville place in Wilders town
ship, came with a large number
of dogs and took a contract to
o a to h fho Wapoo Pap 4*)"', Hz 1
yixvuu vuo "Wl OC IU1 ^p?U.VV/t lie
started running him at eleven
o'clock Monday and caught him
rueeday afternoon. They took
nnly three or four hours for rest
Monday night. Rested help in
men and dogs had to be called
in Tuesday morning. The horse
dually broke himself down run
ning and had to give up. He
was brought to Smithfield late in
the day Tuesday.
Monday evening he ran into a
narbed wire fence and tore a
place on his right shoulder and
eg as large as a man's face. It
s feared that this will make him
worthless for work if it does not
It would have been better to
nave shot him and killed him
toon after he got away from Mr.
WAIT FOR HUNGER.
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Any physician will tell you that
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But do not take a tonic, stimu
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A large box of Mi-o-uastomach
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Snow In Watauga Last Week.
Considerable frost and slight
freeze on T'te.-day morning,
which did considerable damage
to gardens, etc. The day was
pretty and clear, but on V\ ednes
dav morning we had a pretty
mow fall which lasted for more
than an hour. It now has tte
appearauce of being fair weather
again.?Boone Democrat, 10th.
Phone No. 12 fa* anything in
the Grocery line. Acme Gro