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VOL. 25. SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. JUNE 22. 1906. NO. 10.
CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY OFFICES
ENDORSED BY THEIR WARM FRIENDS.
Each Man According to the Writer the One Most Suited For
the Office to Which He Aspires.
REGISTER OF DEEDS IN THE LEAD.
The Race is On?Each Candidate is
Praised in the Highest Terms by those
Advocating His Nomination.
Tg< The Heuald:?I am euro
there is nothing more interesting
to the thinking man than the
study of human character and
the possible attainments of a
man o: pluck and energy in this
It is, therefore eminently prop
er for us to admire men who by
grit and energy have overcome
the circumstances of poverty and
want of educational advantages
in their youth and in spite of
their environment risen above
every obstacle and made them
selves the equal in usefulness to
their country and their fellow
men, to those who had the most
It was not accident that made
Andrew Jackson and Abraham
IaucoIu presidents of this great
nation, but pluck ami energy
built into their characters which
made them the peers of the wisest
aud greatest in their day.
We do not raise many such
men, but when we do find char
acters of that type we should
esteem them for what they are
and what they are doing for
humanity and never miss an op
portunity to reward them and
help them on to greater useful
We have one such, at least,
among us in the persouof James
P. Canaday who asks us to give
him the nomination in the Demo
cratic party for Register of Deeds
I know him and have known
him for several years and know
there is no better, truer man and
Democrat in the county, a hard
worker in all things a hustler
wherever you put him. He is a
man who looks for something to
do and then does it at once with
alibis might?One of the kind
that "Brings things to pass'' isl
J im Canaday. He is not much '
to look at but he is one of the
gamest roosters in the Demo
cratic coop and if we will place
him on our ticket, we will cer
tainly witness a splendid fight
aud hear the loudest crowing in
November over a victory for the
entire Johnston County Demo- .
E. J. Holt.
-1 une 16, 11)05.
L. D. Debnam for Register of Deeds.
In making nominations of our
county officers the chief require
ment of candidates should be
personal fitness for the place. It
is well enough to think of party
service and loyalty, of family
connections and history, but
more than these, or of the candi
date's need of a big salary, we
need such men as are fitted by I
business training, by character,
riot only above reproach, but
auch as gives confidence, one
that has been true to every trust,
one that has shown ability to do,
and capacity to do more and
larger things. 1
Such a man is L. I> Debnam.
1 wish to endorse him for Regis
ter of I>eeds. We might do worse,
but we can't do better. j
0. M. Thomas.
t'lavton, N. C.
?11 Turlington for Sheriff.
To the Editor:?Permit me to'
recommend through thecolumnsj
of The Herald Mr. Eli S. Tur
lington, of Elevation Township, ]
lor Sheriff of Johnston county. I
He is a young man of sterling)
qualities honest, energetic, indue-;
trious and qualified in every way i
to fill the office?A natural born i
He is a son of the late Eli Tur- |
lington and brother of Prof. Ira i
Turlington, our County Superin-1
tendent, who is so well known
and highly esteemed. 1 feel sure
that if we will nominate and elect
him that he will till the office to
the satisfaction of any reasona
ble man in the county.
As this part of the county has
never had any representation of
any note we ask that the voters
of county help us to nominate
and elect him next November
and we ft el sure that they will
make no mistake
J. B. Harder.
Benson, June IS.
Honeycutt for Register of Deeds.
Mb. Editor:?The Democratic;
party of Johnston county has
been very fortunate in the selec
tion of meu for the office of Begis
ter of Deeds. From the time of
the lamented Jesse Adams, up to
the time of the present iucum
bent, the dignified, courteous
and efficient, W. A. Edgerton,
the men who have tilled that
office have reflected honor upon
the county and been a credit to
the party. Let us keep up to
this standard of excellence. And
without disparagement to any
other candidate for this position.
I desire to suggest to the people
of the county, Sam T. Honeycutt;
as a suitable man for the place
Naturally courteous and affable,
he would bring to the discharge
of the duties of this office a capa
bility and efficiency unsurpassed.
He wouldn't be "CourteousSam"
before the election and after he
got the office. "Mister Honeycutt,
Sir" but would be the same plaiu,
polite, accommodating "Sam
Honeycutt" all the time. Let's
put "Sam" in this place.
J. T. Elltxoton.
Clayton, X. C., June lbth.
L. D. Debnam for Register of Deeds.
To The Editor:?I am violat
ing my usual custom of keeping
silent while other folks are talk
ing, and indeed, the appearance
of my name in public print under
au article on any subject is quite
as much a surprise to me as it
will be to your readers. Mut on
this one occasion 1 am so inspir
ed by the subject of my article
that I would do violence to my
wishes to remain silent
Very much now is being said in
the public print in advocacy of
candidates for the office of regis
ter of deeds of this county. It is i
indeed au important office and
to rightly discbarge the duties
incident thereto calls for a man i
wto is not only an adept in I
figures, who is clothed with large i
clerical experience, and whose
amiability and cleverness have i
commended him to a large friend- <
ship and wide acqaintauce i
throughout the domain of the <
county, but in clarion tones it i
calls for a well-rounded, sym
metrical, robust, honest, intelli- i
gent, resourceful and capable j
character. The occupant of the i
position must have cleverness t
and amiability, but he needs i
brains and sound discretion; he i
must have tact for winning .
friends, but he needscourage and i
stability, prompted to firm and I
fearless action, to hold them. I
Experience avails one well, but <
he needs wisdom and tact, for 1
upon these depend the welfare \
of the office. He needs and must
have character, for debasing .
habits corrupt and reduce one's i
moral iutegrity and fiis fitness i
for service, and the tempter is i
ever stalking abroad in the land I
to beset men's pathways ' |
I desire to endorse unqualified- 1
ly the candidacy of one who com- i
bines all these qualities, and i
more. He is brave, virtuous, <
temperate, and just, as modest i<
as a child, as gentle as a woman, i
and by inheritance, endowment t
and experience he is betterequip- (
ped for the responsibilities of
this office than any man I know.
Lot mig L>. Hebnam I know well,
AT THF. CAPITAL OF BEULAH.
Live Personal and Local Items From the
Wide-Awake Town of Kenly.
Messrs. I'. Godwin and Theo.
Hassell spent Sunday in Srnith
Mrs Dickinson, of Norfolk. Va.
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. A.J.
Mr. Arthur Strickland, of Wil
son, stopped with Mr. Juo. G.
High one night the past week.
Mr. B. E Dickinson spent from
Saturday till Monday night visit
ing relatives and friends near
Messrs. .Jarvie, C. W.and H k
Kdgerton together with Miss
Lilian Kdgerton. spent Monday
and Tuesday in Goldsboro.
We are glad to announce that
our esteemed townsman, Mr.
Jesse Watson, is much better
from an attack of rheumatism.
Miss Lowie Strickland, of Wil
son, has been spending a few'
days here the guest of Miss Eva |
High. She returned home to
To the regret of his many J
friends, Mr. A. J. Smith uufortu
nately cut his hand severely Mon
day with a meat knife while cut- j
ting meat and is suffering very j
much at present.
Rev. J. W. Alford, has been
sick with chills. We hope the
chills will soon take their de
parture aj* they are natives of
our town, also that the Brother
will have his usual good health.
Rev. Dr. K. H. W hi taker, of
Raleigh, filled Rev. J. W. Alford's j
appointment at the F. \V. B.
Church Sunday night, Rro. Al-;
ford being eick. Dr. Whitaker]
is one of our ablest divines and
a good work horse any where
you want to work him in disser
by personal contact, observa
tion and general knowledge, and
1 would not plant a thorn to
rankle in my heart forever by
advocating him or any other
man for so important a position j
if 1 thought he was deficient in
any of the above-named quali
ties. He is led, not by force
of artifice, but by force of the
principles he expouses and by
iiis own inherent virtue. livery
man who knows Loomis Debnam
has faith in the integrity and
wisdom of the man and believes
in the soundness of his views.
He is so constituted of the
good graces which contribute
to vigorous manhood, aud his
every act is so tempered by sound
judgment, as to render narrow
ness, partiality or favoritism iu
office a detectable thought to
him: but in the office he would
act with candor, with courtesy,
with intelligence and with becom
ing efficiency, and every citizen
sntering the office or coming in
contact with him would be treat
ed with like indiscriminate fair
Thlu irrifur Kq nnr>r,r.^.d
* Mtiwi, uun lUg uou v acsncu
the county, has the honor of en
oying a large acquaintance, and
Be knows somewhat of the char
acter of the man who meets the
approval of our good citizenship,
and unhesitatingly 1 recommend
Mr. Itebnam as a man, who in
my humble judgment, is the em
Bodiment of all those qualities
that go to make an exemplary
Bfficial, and just such a man as
the best citizens of the cdunty
want to occupy the office to
which he aspires The people of
Johnston county have in the
Da*t shown such consummate
'kill ard good judgment in their
selection of officers as to enable
the county to present a solid
jhalanx of democracy, and if
they will in this good year norni
Bate and elect L f). Debnam and
men of his superb equipment for
jffice thev will do themselves
'redit, and have at least one
nan in office whose conspicuous
tervice will make glad the hearts
>f all his supporters.
Jno. W. Ftthkll.
Selma, N. C., June 10th, 11)06.|
FROM CLAYTON AND VICINITY.
Perrv Godwin Died Saturday?Personal
and Local Items of Interest.
Mr. S. C. Pool, of Raleigh,
spent last Sunday with his
daughter, Mrs. Cadmus T.
Our folks are in the lead on
cotton, anil will soon he on oth
er farm products. This is the
way we love to see it.
Tax listing time is over here
and still there's sotue who
haven't come up. Better com
promise with the list-taker at
Mr. aud Mrs. T. l?. Blackwood
are sick with fever. At last re
port they were doing nicely. We
hope they w ill soon he restored
ilis many fiiends will be glad
to learn that Mr. M. G. Gulle3- is
improving. At one time last
week, he was seriously sick, but
after two da\s of unconscious
ness he is improving rapidly.
Miss Lilly Barnes, of the busi
ness department ofCla.yton High
School, has accepted a position
with the Southern employment
Bureau, Raleigh ,\. C. We be
speak for Miss Barnes succees in
her chosen work.
We heard a gentleman say (au
uninterested one) that Messrs.
Ashley Home & Sou are going i
to build a $10,000.00 store.!
And what if they are? Clayton's !
big enough to hold it aud till it
up with customers to boot.
That excursion to Morehead?
Have you heard anything defi
nite about it? If you do happen
to hear anything about it, flou't
count on it until you see C. \V.
Carter or C. \V. Kichardson. It's
goit'g though, just the same.
This is the first season Clayton
people have had to pay for pro
duce. Chickens bring from 20 to
40 cents now Eggs bring 15
cents, flutter 25 cents, Hams 10
to 18 cents. One man sold his'
meat, hog round at 15 cents
In the death of Mr I'erry God
win, which sad event occurred
last S t.turdav afternoon, Clay
ton loses one of its oldest and
most honored citizens. Cor a
long time Mr. Godwin was May
or of Clayton and was a'^vieiidid
officer. He has spent the most
of his time here for manv years,
and every body loved him. The
sympathies of the entire com
munity goes out to the bereaved
How about these cotton bios
some? Why are we not hearing
from some body? Way here the
2Uth. of June and nothingdoing.
We are behind time. [Read The
Herald this week and you will
see where Clayton stands. Ed ]
June 20. Yelir.
IN AND AROUND PRINCETON.
Mrs. 15. V. Faison paid Smith
field a short visit last Saturday.
Mrs. N. D. Wells and little
daughter, Gladys returned to
their home at Southern Fines
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. McKinne
and Malcolm, Mrs. J. VV. Perry
and Miss Louise Massey left last
Friday for Wilmington and
In regard to the proposition
of S. S. Holt in last week's Heu
alu, I am authorized to say
that J. W. Perry will take the
County Treasurer's office at a
salary of five hundred dollars.
Penny Finlavson died on the
night of the 18th. She was the
last of the Razor Rack Tribe.
Penny was known by everyone, j
Mr. Rernhouse took several pic
tures of her and sent them north
to be enlarged. Ao doubt she
will adorn the walls of some
Museum along with the Rison
j. i?. r.
The Runcombe county com
missioners have increased the
pay of jurors from #I a day to
$1.50 and five cents a mile al-j
THE PROPOSED SALARY PLAN MEETS
WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE PUBLIC.
Letters From Some of the County's Most Conservative Citizens
Heartily Endorsing the Proposition.
OTHER COUNTIES HAVE TRIED IT.
A Resolution Embodying the Proposi
tion to be Submitted to the Demo
cratic County Convention.
To The Voters:
My letter of last week lias
provoked a great deul of favor
able coinuietit and at tLie same
time not a little unfavorable
criticism. I have received letters
from different sections of the
county commending the propo
sition and have talked with a
great many uieu who have en
dorsed the matter, but on the
other hand, 1 have heard of
several who say that a proposi
tion of this kind is dangerous to
De injected into politics, and
characterize it as "ill advised,'
"ill timed," "spite work," "dan
gerous" and "impractical." This
opposition however, has not
alarmed me for it is no more
than might have been expected
under the circumstances.
It is a coincidence that this
proposition has received en
couragement from every section
ofthecouuty, while the storm-1
center of the opposition is loca
ted in, practically, the center of
the town of Kmitbtield.
>s??l l t l II l oi l t nnu.' naaiviu ur*
>'VUV1UJ( u V uun OCCUIO nu
strongly favorable that I have
decided to submit a resolution
to the County Convention on
August 1st, embodying a reduc
tion of the salaries of the officers
of Sheriff, Treasurer, Clerk and
Register, and call ii|iou all good
citizens of the county who are in
in favor of good government,
economically administered, to
give the measure the support of
their vote and influence.
And the purpose of t iis letter
is to inform my comrades in this
work exactly what we propose
to do and- to warn them that
the measure will probably meet
with strong opposition before
the victory is really ours. I
would ask all interested parties
to assist me in circulating the
fact that we are conducting a
fight for the saving of $o,U()0
annually to our school-children
and that we need the support of
all. lie sure to come to t he con
vention and have your neighbor
If the opponents of our pro
posed measure show their hands
at all, it will be only after the
Convention meets, and will then,
in all probability, be disguised
in the form of a substitute or
nullifying amendment. Let me
beg you even now to beware of
subterfuges of this kind. If I
understand the matter, the peo
ple of Johnston County know
what they wish; and they don't
wish to be cheated out of their
desires by any species of knavery
iNo one, I take it, wishes to
place the salaries at such a low
figure as to endanger public
survice. It is the desire of all to
make the remuneration so at
tractive that good business men
can afford to fill the offices. Hut
there is no justice or economy in
the practice of paying any offi
cial twice as much as his talent
or ability would command in
any other business.
And let me say further that no
blame should be imposed upon
the present incumbents tor ac
cepting the largesums that have
b<en paid them. Any one in
either of their positions would
do likewise. They are the for
tuuate victims of a great growth
of business Their single fees
are no larger than formerly but
the number has increased. No
one should find fault with the
Register for accepting nearly
f800.00 for making out the tax
list and abstracts, cr for having
been paid f'Kll.OO for merely'
issuing marriage licenses for the:
loving young people of the!
county during 1905. There is
no probability of any one seve
rely criticizing the Treasurer for
i charging $GG 25 for mating a
a few entries concerning the
Sinithfield Township Road Fund
or for accepting a total commis
sion in excess off 1,000 yer year.
They can only doubt the pro
priety of a well paid official like
him being relieved of the pa.v
ineut of his poll tax.
It is the desire of the people to
nay good wages for good service.
We want to do away with all
extravagance in all branches or
departments of thecounty's busi
Let ns hear from others.
S. S. Hoi.T.
Conservative Reduction Desirable.
Mr. S. S. Holt,
Sinithfield, X. C.
My Dear Sir:?I noticed with
much interest your article in the
last issue of Tnk Herald advo
cating a reduction of salaries of
our County Officers. In other
words changing from a commis
sion and fee basis to salary
basis. I have never giver, the
matter much thought, neither
do 1 know what our otlices pay
annuo 11 *r Kllf if Vt.\n <? ?"? ??i.?-L?4- !??
i?uuuuuj , uui; ii ,ywu aic u^ui iu
your estimate of a saving to the
county of $5,000 or more an
Dually, I am ineliued to thick
well of your plan. Other large
and wealthy counties have al
ready made such changes and
Johnston in the way of revenue
is about the equal of any in the
State, except Mecklenburg, Guil
ford, Wake, Wayne and New
Hanover which have large cities.
Times have changed rapidly
and our taxes are nearly twice
what they were (5 or N years ago.
Our grow th too, in Agriculture
and various industries has been
as rapid as it is wonderful.
Population has increased and
crime decreased which go to
make more revenue at about the
same fixed expense as it was
years ago. 1 could mention
other reasons iu favor of sala
ries but haven't time at present.
1 commend you for bringing this
important question before the
people at this very opportune
time. It is well for the people
to discuss the matter thorough
ly before the convention meets.
We must not overlook the fact
however, that we have a grand
old county and as well or better
olficered than auy iu the State
and to hold our prestige, our
pride, and our fair name. We
should fix these salaries so as to
attract our best men.
Yours very respectfully,
t'lyton, N. G., June 19.
The Suggestion Commended.
Mb. S. S. Holt,
Dear Sir:?1 heartily agree with
you iu regard to the County
Offices. 1 think the people
should commend you for the
suggestion, and support it with
However, I realize the difficulty
in getting a measure enforced
that is opposed by a railroad
corporation or by those who re
ceive great benefits from the
hands of the people.
New York City, dune 19.
Will Hold Many In Party.
Mr S. S. Holt,
Smithfield, N. C.,
Dear Sir:?After carefully read
ing your article iu The Herald
last week, relative to "big pay"
of some of the county officers,
and the advisability of adopting
a resolution at our next County
Convention, instructing our rep
resentatives elect to the next
General Assembly, to draft a
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