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VOL.25. ? SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. JULY 6. 1906. NO. 18.
TURLINGTON FAMILY REUNION.
More Than Fifty People Were at the
Home of J. G. Turlington?a
June 21th, 1906 was the fif
tieth birthday of Mr. .lames U.
Turlington, second son of the
late Eli Turlington and his wife,
Sarah Turlington, born Wood
all. This anniversary was made
the occasion of a most enjoya-1
ble Family Reunion at the hospi- j
table country home of Mr. James (
(i. Turlington in Banner Town-1
ship, near Benson.
The clan began to gather the!
day before and by 10 o'clock of
the 24tb the big, roomy house!
was full to overflowing of Tur-j
lingtons, medium, little, and big,
The dear mother of all wasj
there, tears contending with
smiles on her face as she longed
for "the touch of a vanished
hand and the sound of a voice
that is still", and yet rejoiced in
the loving affection of all that
company of children, grand
children, and even one wee, little
The father of all rested from
his labors and was gathered to
his fathers ninetten years ago.
There were born to these two
eight sons and two daughters,
all of whom lived to adult age.
Willis, the eldest son, died in
September of 1899, and Jeff, the
fourth son, in May of 1900. All
the other sons and the two
daughters are living and, with
out a single exception, are hon
orable, upright, useful men and
They were all tnere:?Zeb
Vance, the lawyer, from Moores
ville, Iredell County, Dr William
and William, Jr., from Fremont,
Kandall, of the Tuilington Phar
macy of Wilson, with his wife
and two little girls, Ira T., from
Smithfield, with his wife and two i
big boys, then those who have
settled near the old homestead,
Mrs. Ellie Turlington and family, j
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Denning
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse!
D. Morgan and family, Mr. and.
Mrs. Eli S. Turlington and I
lamily, and the genial host with
his good wife and half-a-dozen |
sons and daughters and his one j
After greetings were exchanged
and congratulations tendered
and the newest babies compared
and praised and petted the cen
ter of interest for a while was a
table from which were handed
innumerable glasses of delicious
iced lemonade, that disappeared j
with a quickness that was sur- j
prising. Then followed more ,
conversation, wise and other
Before the group of politicians!
in the front porch and the moth-1
ere in the back porch had talked ;
half enough a long table appear- j
ed, stretched across the large1
shady back yard. Busy young
girls quickly covered it with
snowy linen. Tall vases and |
dowis ot nowers were placed, and
the birthday feast was spread, a
feast that would have made old |
Dr. Whitaker of News and Obser-j
verfame "thank God for the]
room that was inside of him." |
There were chickens?fried chick
ens, baked chickens, stuffed chick
ens, smothered chickens, there
were dishes of beautiful pink
slices of ham, rich and juicy, i
(What does Jimmie feed his pigs ,
on?) there were noble rounds of
roast beef, there were all kinds of i
good things that good farms
produce, milk and honey flowed,
there were custards and pies,
and there were all kinds of cakes
that the ingenuity of woman has
Tt guests were summoned.
All the family except two wives
and two babies were there. Over
fifty people took their places
around the long table. And
there were also around that
table brotherly love and sisterly
affection and motherly tender
ness and filial veneration and all
those noble and beautiful quali
ties that make life worth the j
A moment's hush fell on the
merry party as one of the jpura-1
ber in reverent tones returned
thanks to God for His continued
goodness and mercy.
Then to the work of consum
ing the feast of good things. A
gallant charge was made. There
were growing boys there with
famous appetites, there were
men who wore large belts round
their negligee shirts aud had ap
petites to match them, there
were the little ones, who never
know when to quit eatiug, you
know, but at last all regretfully
acknowledged that there was no
more joy in eating, and still the
table groaned with good things.
It was a clear case of iguomiu
ious defeat, and still the defeated ;
seemed to feel no shame but the
utmost good humor.
The sigus of the battle were
cleared away and chairs were
brought out under the trees and !
for a long happy hour or two j
the reunited family sat and some1
smoked, some talked, some lis
tened, some played with the ba- i
bies, some watched the little fel
lows capering in the yard, and j
all enjoyed the reunion. Some j
one brought out the steelyards
and weighed everyone who would !
consent to be weighed. One of
the young gentlemen with famous
appetites aforesaid declared that
on the day before he had weighed
one hundred and fifty pounds,
the scales registered him at one
hundred and fifty seven.
1 heu the photographer of the
family announced that he wished
to take some pictures. Three
separate groupes were taken ?
one of the mother with her sons
and daughters, one of the moth
er with her sons and daughters
and their better-halves (or worse
as the case might be), and one of
the grand-children and little
Jessie, the great-grandchild. The
first group was the occasion of
the only serious trouble of the
day. One little maiden was so j
indignant at not being allowed
to have a place in the group
with her beloved father that she j
almost wept out her pretty eyes
and there is a reasonable doubt
whether they will show up all in
the third group.
After the pictures were taken
there was more of the smoking
and talking of old times and
telling of old stories and playing
of old games. Then the wind came
whirling through the trees and
sent the thirtyodd children crazy.
They ran and romped and shout
ed and screamed with glee, while
the elders looked on and wonder
ed if there had ever been a time
when they were as free from care
and as full of life and joy.
But ail things come to an end
and so did the Birthday. The
sun was ashamed that he had to
go so early and hid behind the
clouds, and the clouds grieved
that the happy day was done
and wept while everybody said
goodbye and wished Jimmie
many, many more birthdays;
and so ended the Eli Turlington
Family Reunion, but may there
be another one and may I bt ]
there to see.
J. P. Canady, A Good Man for Register
of Deeds. '
Why should I call him good?
Because I have known him from
a little boy and have never
known anything against him
and heard naught against him.
I have been silent in regard to
politics but when I see such a
man as .1. P. Canaday mention
ed for Register of Deeds, it raises
my animosity, and such ques
tions as S. S. Holt's article con
cerning reduction in the salaries,
it mates me want to ask the
Democratic party of Johnston
county to endorse Holt's article
and also let us nominate J. P.
Canady for Register. I am con
fident that Canady will not
flinch from Holt's article because
he is a farmer.
J. B. Allen.
Four < lake, N. C.
has stood the test for 25 years
The old, original GROVE'S
Tasteless Chill Tonic. Youkuow
what you are taking. It is iron
and quinine in a tasteless form
No cure, No pay. 50c.
MASONIC GRAND GALA DAY.
Governor R. B. Glenn to be Present
Next Thursday and Speak
at Court House.
Next Thursday, July 12, 1 1K)(>,
is Johnston County's great
Masonic Day. All officers of the
different Lodges will be publi
eally installed in the Court
House, followed by a Masonic
address by Governor K. B. Glenn,
who will tell what Masonry is.
This will be followed by a basket
picnic by the Masons and families
on the Court House Square.
Past Master, W. X. Rose, of Mill
Creek Lodge, will confer the
the Eastern Star Degree.
A good time is anticipated.
Let all the brethren come with
their families and baskets, and
have a day of pleasure and rec
Rain-Storm at Four Oaks.
Monday night, June 25th
about 8 o'clock it began to rain
and continued until 11 o'clock
just raining in torrents and ac
cording to actual measurement
the water fall was (i inches. Dur
ing the time it was raining there
came a shower of hail in streaks
around here that just .riddled
w . .4.*. rr
uru^fE*. ??t? wttv> uuttuii iu Mr. l.
li. Harbour's and Mr. D. W.
Adams' field 12 inches high that
was picked clean and nothing
was left but a clean straight
stalk, and fodder in some fields
was completely torn to pieces
and is lost while tobacco is a
complete loss. Fields that have
never been known to wash have
deep gullies in them now.
In Mr. B. B. Adams' field there
are several streaks 20 or 30 feet
wide that there was not a stalk
of any thing left.
Mr. W. E. Strickland says that
he w as damaged $500 00 in his
tobacco crop by hail, but we,
notice now that the cotton that!
seemed to be almost lost has im
proved wonderfully and will make J
pretty good cotton.
THE NEWS FROM ARCHER.
Be sure to read Beverly of
Messrs. J. T. Jeffries and
Alonzo Cauthon, of Selma, was
among us Saturday.
Let every one read the article j
in last week's Hekald entitled!
"Good Men for Magistrates."
The Archer boys and Whitley's
Cross Roads will cross bats on
the formers diamond Saturday,
Remember next Sunday is
Rally Day at White Oak. Also
services in the afternoon by the!
pastor, Rev. A. A. Pippin.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wall, Jr.,
entertained a number of friends
Saturday night from 8 to 11.
Various games were played after
which light refreshments were
The ball game last Saturday
afternoon between Archer's boys
and Little River was a very one
sided affair, the score being 5 to
10 in Archer's favor. Little j
River's light weights could not i
stand the fiery onset of Archer's
invincibles. Archer's athletic
pitcher Boyett failed most of
their attempts to field the ball.
The batteries were Boyett and
Lynch for Archer, Hobbs and i
W iggs for Little River; Stancil
July 3, 'OG. B. L- W.
Picnic at Atkinson's Pond.
Everybody invited to be ati
Atkinson's Pond on Thursday,
July 12th, 190G, at a big picnic. I
Rood speaking on importantI
subjects by able speakers. Rood
singing expected by Prof. Cul
lom's choir of Wilson, N. C. Also
good Photographer expected.!
Base Ball game, fishing, boat
riding, etc. Leteverybody come
out and enjoy the day. Speak
ing to begin at 10 a. m., and
continue till dinner. Singing
and ball game in the evening. |
Bring a basket and come.
Mr. 8. 8. Holt: will you please
publish the following Explana
tion in regard to a letter written
and published by you in Vol. 2."?.
No. l<i. June 22, 1!?0G, of The
8mithkiei.i> H kitai.it, in which
you referred to me as an officer
not paying poll tax, which seems
to leave the impression on some
and is being used against tne
that way that 1 have recently
applyed to and obtained from
our commissioners an exemption
from paying poll tax, which im
pression is wrong. The time and
reason for my applying for an
exemption are as follows (to wit)
when 1 became 21 years of age
I was and had been from birth a
cripple in both hands and one
foot and without father to help
or encourage me and mother not
financially able to help me, with
out money and practically no
education, under those circum
stances my neighbors and friends
advised me to apply to the com
missioners for an exemption fro m
paying poll tax and one of my
neighbors went with me and pre
sented my case to them who
without a word gave me an ex
emption which has been marked
bv the listaker on every abstract
since and 1 am now entered my
50th year, I have not asked for
or obtained any relief from any
tax, but paid all that the law re
quired and without any grumb
July ">th 1U0G.
(Note)?I had no intention to
injure Mr. YViggs' prospects and
I regret that he thinks a false
impression has been created.
S. S. Holt.
Honeycutt for Register of Deeds.
Mr. Editor:?Please allow me
space in your paper to correct
certain false statements being
circulated as to who my choice
for Register of Heeds was, and to
say to the Democratic voters of
Johnston county that I have
been, am now, and will be on the
day of the convention for Sam.
T. Honeycutt for Register of
Heeds Johnston county and I am
confident in my selection, not a
more worthy or capable man can
be produced in the county.
Sam is one of us boys where
ever you fiud him. Always at
the mercy of his fellow country
men. Let us all be in Smithfleld |
on August 1st and nominate
Honeycutt and we will feel proud
of our candidate, and will have|
a man that will hold up the re
cord of his past predecessors.
Hemocrata of Johnston county [
come to the convention and
stand by us and we will nomi-1
nateSam. T. Honeycutt for our
Register of Heeds.
J. W. Rarnes.
Gone to Her Long Home.
Miss Addie Harper, daughter
of Mr. P. M. Harper, died June
8th, 190G, of pneumonia and ty
phoid fever. She was sick only
f> Lktir rln-no n n /I Lrt?ir> Lnw ? Hi "?
a icn uoyn auu uuic iitri uiuiu
tions with womanly patience.
Her remains were interred in the
family burying ground on the
following day. The deceased
leaves a father, two sisters and
three brothers. Weep not. loved
ones, as those who have no hope;
but pray to a merciful God for
resignation to his will in all
Following the Flag
When our soldiers went to
Cuba and the Phiilipines, health
was the most important consider
ation. Willis T. Morgan, retired
Commissionary Sergeant U. S.
A., of Rural Route 1, Concord,
N. H., says: "I was two years in
Cuba and two years in the Phili
pines, and being subject to colds,
I took Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption, which kept
me in perfect health. And now,
in New Hampshire, we find it
the best medicine in the world
for coughs, colds, oronchial
troubles and all lung diseases.
Guaranteed at Hood Bros, drug
gists. Price 50c and $1.00. Trial
POll NOMINATED BY ACCLAMATION
Senator Zolllcoffer and Sheriff Elling
ton Made|Speeches In Nominat
Our townsman, Hon. Edward
NY. Pou, wan re-uouiiuated for
Congress at the convention at
Ualeigh last Monday. Mr. I'ou is
now serving his third term in
(Congress aud his uuauimous
uomiuatiou for a fourth term
snows how the Democracy of ttie
Metropolitan IMstrict regards
He was placed in nomination
by A. C. Zollicoffer, of Henderson.
Mr. Zollicoffer said that the
delegation from N ance had come
to express its appreciation of the
spleuuid work done for Hender
son by the present Congressman,
who had secured for it an appro
j priation for a public building,
and that he felt honored in beiug
selected to present his nauie, but
! that if he talked until the sun
went down he could not add a
word to the endorsement of Mr.
Pou, shown by the presence o!
the delegations which had come
when the result was already
known. He declared that Mr.
Pou had proven faithful as presi
dential elector, Solicitor, and as
Congressman for six years that
no public officer had more faith
fully performed his duties, and
that Mr. I'll!] h ml ilisnhurirpii i
these fearlessly, faithfully and
boldly, the appreciation of the
people being shown in the fact
that there was no opponent to
him. Vance county, he said, is
especially proud of Mr. I'ou be
cause of his work for Henderson,
and in the name of the county
he thanked him. "There is not
a nobler man in Congress from
the South," the speaker sab',
"and he is the equal of any iu
the North, being always ready
to serve his district and his
State. He richly merits the
unanimous nomination he will
Col. F. B. Arendell seconded
the nomination, saying he did
this on behalf of Wake, the
metropolitan county of the
State, saying: "1 pledge to him
from Wake county 8,000 majori
ty over any man who has the
gall to run against him."
Sheriff J. T. Flliugton, of John
ston, seconded the nomination
on behalf of Mr. Pou's home
county, saying he was present to
voice the unanimous endorse
ment ot Mr. I'ou by Johnston
county, and that he was glad to
see the disposition in North
Carolina to give a man sufficient
terms in Congress for him to be
come efficient and of service, and
to learn, but he did not want a
man to learn too much of some
things, as had some who were in
Congress for 25 or 80 years. He
eulogized Mr. Pou as faithful
and courageous, a man who did
his duty and was true to his con
The nomination of Mr. Pou
was made by a rising vote.
95 Per Cent of the Tax Payers to Back
Mr. ?. s. noic
Smithfield, N. C.
Dear Sir:?I heartily endorse
every word you have said as re
gards the county offices. I feel
like you deserve credit for the
stand you have taken If some
one kicks let them kick but stand
firm for you have 95 per cent of
the tax payers of Johnston
county to back you. I have
talked with a good many of them
and have failed to find one but
what commends you for what
you have done and is ready to
go to Smithfield on the first day
of August and do every thing
they can to carry out your
With best wishes I am your
G. W. Johnson.
The next union meeting of the
Johnston County Association
will be held with Bethesda Bap
tist church Saturday and Sun
day July 2Nth and 29th, 1909.
N. T. Ryals for Clerk.
To the editor:?I desire to say
a few words regarding the office
of Clerk of the Superior Court.
In Kugland many years ago,
no one however faithful and com
petent, could obtain a position
in the government employ unless
he had a friend in office.
Duriuir the early administra
tion of Washington, Adams and
Jefferson, removals from office
were rare, but after awhile, and
especially und-r the administra
tion of Jackson rotation in office
was to some extent established.
Cseful and honorable service
gave no special promise of pro
motion or retention.
In Johnston county sixteen
years ago our much esteemed ex
register of I >eeds, Jesse D. Mor
gan, set the example of rotatiou
in that office by refusing the re
nomination for a third term.
There has been several articles
published in columns of The
Herald advocating rotation in
the other offices. I come again
advocating rotation in the office
of Clerk and Sheriff.
I wish to say specially as to
the office of Cierk, that in my
opinion there cannot and will
not be any fault charged against
the present incumbent, Mr. W.
S. Steyens, as to his personal
character or the discharge of his
official duties, he has made a
good officer. Vet there are oth
cm m IUIB jjrtrat COUUEV OI JODD"
stou who have the personal
character and business ability
to till that office, some of whom
should be recognized in selecting
men to honorable and paying
If the office of Clerk is honora
ble and profitable, why give the
honor and profit to one man a
lifetime? VVe have numbers of
good men, equally as well quali
fied. If the office is burdensome
why terrify a good man like W.
S. Stevens for more than sixteen
Hut I presume the office is not
burdensome except the much
worry and hard work connected
with its duties.
In the person of N. T. Ryals of
Banner township will be found
the qualities that go to make up
a man fitted to fill the office.
1 know whereof I speak. He
has been a lifelong Democrat.
At every election he has stood
by the party, and has spared
neither time nor energy in car
rying its banner to success.
I appeal to the Democrats of
Johnston county when the con
vention meets at Smithfield on
August 1st to nominate him.
You will make no mistake
B. I). Creech.
Mr. S. 8. Holt,
Smithfield, N. C.
Dear Sir:?After reading and
studying your communication
relating to a reduction of salaries
of our county officers, It not
only meets my approval but
meets the approval of almost all
uuuwi vauve tuioKiug men
iu my township. The saving of
$">,000 annually to the public
school fund is a considerable
item. It means a good deal to
the children of Johnston county.
It means longer school terms,
better school houses, better
school furniture, which in my
humble opinion is badly needing
almost in every school district
in the county. If the proposed
salary plan is adopted and made
a law it would still leave a remu
nerative salary sufficient to at
tract our best business men of
W. B. Easoh.
Death From Lockjaw
never follows an injury dressed
with Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Its
antiseptic aud healing proper
ties prevent blood poisoning.
Chas. Oswald, merchant, of
Ilensselaersville. N. Y., writes:
"It cured Seth Burch, of this
place, of the ugliest sore 011 his
neck I ever saw." Cures Cuts,
Wounds, Burns aud Sores. 'Joe
at Hood Bros, drugstore.