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VOL. 25. SMITHFIELD.'N. C.. FRIDAY. AUGUST 81, 190(1. XO. 2(i.
STATE NEWS AND VIEWS
What North Carolina Editors
Are Talking About.
Short Items of Interest to The Public
Clipped and Culled From Our
From all over Eastern North
Carolina comes news that there
is much anxiety among the farm
ers on accgunt of the condition
of the crops, caused by too much
Buie's Creek Academy, Har
nett county, opened August 21
with the best opening in its his
tory by more thau 15 per cent.
Thirty counties and three States
represented the first day.
The Executive Committee of
the trustees of Wake Forest will
meet in a few days to elect a Fi
nancial Agent to canvass the
State to raise the $ 112,500 to
ward the f150,000 endowment.
Secretary T. K Bruner and
Curator H. H. Brimley, of the
State Agricultural Department,
expect to have the .North Caro
lina "New England Exhibit"
ready for shipment to Boston
by September 10th, and it will
be placed by October 1st.
At Wilkesboro, in the Superior
Court on Wednesday Hiram
Higgins, who killed his son, Silas
Higgins, submitted to murder
in the second degree and was
sentenced to a term of ten years
in the State prison. The old man
is 73 years old and in feeble
At the meeting of the Raleigh
township division of the South
ern Cotton Aassociation on
Saturday at Raleigh, a resolu
tion was adopted requesting the
removal of Secretary Richard
Cheatham, of the Southern Cot
ton Association, because he has
been dabling in Cotton futures.
A colored man by the name of
Nathan Robertson was billed
near Scott, Warren county, a few
days ago. Robertson was beat
ing his way on a freight and
while the train was pulling up a
grade near Scott he attempted
to jump off and go to his home
near by, but was struck by a cat
tle guard and knocked under the
moving wheels and so badly j
mangled that he died in a few
The pipe organ which was pur
chased last Spring bv the Bap-!
tist University for Women, at
Raleigh, is now being installed
in the chapel. This orgau is
thought to be the largest and j
finest instrument in the State |
and is one of the largest in the
South, having three manuals j
and forty-two stops. The open
ing recital on this magnificent
:nstrument will be given Mon-1
day evening, September 19, by j
Mr. Wade R. Brown, assisted by
several soloists and a large cho
The next State fair is going to
be on a larger scale than any
previous held, and the preiniums
cover a wider range. One of the1
new features will be the competi
tion by counties for the special
prizes. The best display by any
county in the State gets $100.1
The beet individual display of i
agricultural products, garden |
vegetables, fruits and home in
dustries $75.00; second prize
$27 50. W hile the individual
who makesasimilarjdisplay from
a two-horse farm on which he
permanently lives gets $57.50. i
There is a special prize of $25
for a mountain farm, and $57 50
is the prize which will go to the
individual who makes the beet
show from a one-horse farm, on
which he lives permanently.
There are also the special prem
iums of $25 first, $15 second and
$10 third for the largest yield J
per acre of corn, cotton, wheat,!
oats, tobacco, peanuts, field peas.
Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes,
clover, rice, grasses, cabbages,
watermelons, and $25 is offered
for the best display of trucking j
with $15 as a second prize and j
$10 for a third prize ?Raleigh I
correspondence Wilmington Mes-!
NEWS FROM POLENTA SECTION.
Mr. S. B. Hardie, we regret to
chronicle, is cjuite sick at his
Mr. W. M. Sauders' family is
spending some days at their
White (>ak place.
At Oakland last Sunday Kev.
Mr. Souders, the pastor, preach
ed two instructive sermons.
A revival service is being held
at Elizabeth this week, Kev. Mr.
Williams, the pastor, doing the
Mr. W. r. Adams spent Sun
day in this section with his wife,
who is with her parents for the
At an early date two new pub
lic school houses will be built in
; this township. They will be
built on the modern plan.
Mr. H. T. (larrard, doing busi
ness in Norfolk, Va., is at home
for a short visit to relatives and
friends, who are always glad to
So far as this section is con
cerned, the fodder crop will nec-1
essarily be a short one. This is
due to the fact that the rains of
the past several weeks have pre
vented the farmers from saving j
it. What has been saved will be;
of an inferior grade. ()n account
of the rains cotton has also con
siderably deteriorated. The cot
ton crop will fall short of expec
The revival services at Shiioh
last week proved agreatspirtual
feast tojthose who attended. Rev.
Mr. Hudson, the pastor, did the
preaching, and did it well. Bro.
Hudson's ^consecration, piety
and persuative powers, consti
tute huii one of the best revival
ists we ever heard. Besides he
backs himself np with the teach
of the Holy Bioie of which he is
an apt student. Although not
a graduate, he is even now a
preacher of great power and is
destined to do great good for
his Master. As a result of the
meeting ten souls professed to
have found the better way, eight
of whom joined Shiioh church
and were baptised into fellow
ship of said church on Sunday
evening. The church member
ship was greatly revived and it is i
believed the condition of the
church is very much bettered.
Miss Carrie Long is visiting the
Misses Lila and Lillie Anderson
are visiting their brother, Mr. I
Mr. M. C. Winston left last
Sunday night for New York and
Baltimore where he will buy his
fall stock of goods.
Mr. Robert P. Noble and Mr.
M. R. Glenn, of Asheville, who
have been on a visit to Dr. R. J.
Noble, will leave here for Raleigh
next Monday to resume their
studies in medicine.
The paraphernalia for Selma!
chapter R. A. M., arrived last
Monday and was used at the reg
ular convocation Tuesday night. |
The officers look well in their
new uniforms and the lodge in t
its new dress is fine.
Tobacco is coming in right free
ly now. The farmers are begin- j
ning to realize the fact that the
buyers for the American Tobacco'
Co., the Imperial Tobacco Co.,!
and the 'independent companies
are paying every cent that to- i
bacco is worth and are bringing |
it here and going away satisfied.
Aug. 30. Sknrx.
Carolinian Attempts Suicide.
New York, Aug. 29.?A man
giving the name of Macon Bacon,
20 years old and bis home at
Raleigh, N. C., made an attempt
to commit suicide to-day by
jumping from the Brooklyn
bridge. He was prevented by
two men who jumped from a
passing trolley car and turned
him over to the police Later he!
was sent to the Peycopathic
ward in Beilevue Hospital for
observatio i. I
Around Sanders Chapel.
Au ice cream cupper at Sand
ers Chapel for church purposes ic
slated for Thursday uight, the
30th. Now boys, aute up. don't
let lattitude nor longitude bar
Masters Millard auu Will Sand
ers, of Caylipso, are rusticating
in the ranch among relatives If
you want a bull-oxen broken
they are the boys.
The sad news of the death of
little Kdwin Moore, the nine
tnouths-old sou of Mr. and Mrs.
Ii. A, Moore, of Yuma, Arizona,
on the 17th of August, has been
received, grand-son of Mr. 1., B.
Holt Our condolence is ten
Fx Sheriff Powell and sons,
Beu and Daniel, and grand-son,
Carl Sanders, attended the North
Carolina division of Confederate
Veterans meeting at Morehead
on the 22-23. They report tine
fishing, bathing, sailing and roy
al entertainment by the citizens.
Mr. Powell says the mosquitoes
nibbed the girls and boys,but the
old veterans hides were immune.
Morehead is a "dry" town with
dewey frills. The railroad bridge
across the sound to Beaufort is
nearing completion. The United
States dredge boat. Cape Fear,
poked its nose among the piling
and railroad track, damaging it
Aug. 29. X.
The good old time fashion of
earning an honest dollar by tne
sweat of an honest dav's labor
has become historical in the
realms ot modern finance. The
glorious past of our forefathers
is being lost in the maelstrom of
commercialism. The quickened
accumulation of enormous
wealth through combinations
and schemes that oppress the
wealth-producing and laboring
classes is a matter of which must!
in the near future receive thej
care and attention of the state j
and federal legislatures.
There is a constant growing \
sentiment in the miuds of many
people in favor of paternalism
which is but the outgrowth of a
fear that control of all leading.
industries is gradually being ab-j
sorbed into the hands of a few
millionaires. This country is
slowly, but surely, following in (
footsteps of financial systems!
that have for ages been pursued
in the old countries of Europe. |
We are yet young in growth and
with tremendous possibilities for
development lying ahead.
If the present absorption of the
leading industries of this coun
try is not checked in some way
the time will yet come when the i
barons of finance in America will
put to shame the power and
wealth of feudal barons of old.
We claim this to be a free coun-1
try with an equal chance in the'
race for life to all men, yet there]
are already many leading indus- j
tries wherein competition has
been shut out and the hands of
the people tied hard and fast.
The accumulation of millions
of dollars in a few months or a
few years by any man or set of
men cannot be done except
through the medium of oppres
sion. The race along the road
to great wealth has frenzied the
people to the extent tnat thou
sands now believe that the means,
whatever that may be, justify
the end so that financial success I
is assured. It may take the peo- j
pie some time to wake up, but
that they will is just as sure as i
that day follows night.
rrom jubc sucn awaKemng
revolutions have been caused:
and empires made rotten and
through human excesses and in- J
dulgencies have been shaken
from the face of the earth. Fren. I
zied finance will yet meet its
Waterloo at the hands of a peo- j
pie who will not always submit!
patiently. The wave of reform
is already being felt from one|
end of the I'nion to the other,
and as it gathers strength from !
the support of the people tb?* na
tion will be saved and the rights |
of our Constitution enforced?I
The Cotton .Journal.
AT THF CAPITAL OF BE11LAH.
Miss Mary Hollowell, of Smith
tield, is visiting relatives here
We had one of the heaviest
rain and thunder storms yester
day of the season.
Mr H. F. Edgerton spent Sun
day in Smithtteld visiting his
family and friends.
Miss Emma Matthews has re
turned from where she has been
visiting friends near New Bern.
Kev. Dr. It. H. Whitaker, of
Raleigh, tilled his regular ap
pointuieut here Sunday night.
The A. C. L. R. R. Co. are now
doing some long needed repair
ing at the depot and ticket office
Mies Lola Griffin, of Spring
Hope, returned home today af
ter spending a few days with Sirs.
\V. T. Bailey
One of our highly esteemed
young ladies. Miss Eva High, re
turned home last Friday from a
two weeks' visit in Wilson.
Mr. B. E Dickinson spent Sat
urday and Sunday with his pa
rents near Stanhope, and reports
that he received a good washing
from one of our regular summer
showers on his way there.
We regret very deeply to an
nounce the departure of Mr.
Harper, formerly of Wakefield,
N. C., who has been among us for
the past seven months. During
his stay among us we found him
to be .a man of valuable consid
eration. He will discontinue the
insurance business and matricu
late at Chapel Hill where he will
pursue a course in various
brauches, aud we bespeek for
him a glowing success.
Misses Maude and Lillian Kd
gertou and Theo. Hassell took
an afternoc^i drive and enjoyed
same beyond measure. They ob
served the evening landscape
during the tour, they witnessed
the sun and she wrapped the
shadows around her, and with a
lullaby on her lips rocked the eve
ry world to rest, then saw her
fill her diaper full of dew-drops
and her basket full of dreams and
slip back to the horizon of the
morning and steal the stars.
Then saw the gardens unfurl
their flower-Hags, and the mead- >
owe fell asleep, the songs of the
deep woods melted into deep
sighs,and the melancholy waters I
whispered a pensive good-night
to the drowsy birds and sleepy
It gives us pleasure to have
among us Miss Annie B. Strick
land, of Louisburg. The capital
city of Beulah always welcomes
her favorites as a mother wel
comes her baby to her throbbing
heart. There cannot be found a
community upon which the sun
looks and smiles in its journey in
the realms of states than Kenly;
it matters not where you may
travel; for you may travel from
where the turbid waters of the
Atlantic lash the rock ribbed
coast of Maine, to where the
placid Pacific kisses California's
golden strands, from where the
rosy colors of the morn glorify
the clouds nestling on our North
ern mountains to where the spicy
breezes of the gulf woo in jeolian
strains our Southern pines, and
the capital city of Beulah ever
receives her favorites with a wel
come as warm and as genial as
our Southern clime, and with a
hospitality as free and as bound
less as our Northern skies
Aug 29 Max.
The End of the World
of troubles that robbed E. H.
Wolfe, of Bear Grove, la., of all
usefulness, came when he began
taking Electric Bitters. He
writes: "Two years ago Kidney
trouble caused me great suffer
ing, which I would never have
survived had I not taken Electric
Bitters. They also cured me of
General Debility." Sure cure
for all Stomach, Liver and Kid
ney complaints, Blood diseases,
Headache, Dizziness and Weak
ness or bodily decline. Price
50c. Guaranteed by Hood Bros',
General News Items.
Fire caused a damage of $'-'">0,
000 in New York Friday.
i >ue hundred aud forty Chilean
towns were destroyed by the
earthquake August 10th.
Sheriff l.imebouse, of Porches-!
ter county, S. ('., has been indict
ed for turning a negro ovpr to
lynchers last Thursday.
Vice-President Fairbanks and
Hooker T. Washington made ad
dresses at the Ohio Colored Hdu- [
cational exposition Saturday.
< >ue man was drowned and
seven others had narrow escapes
while out iu small boats during
a storm near Atlantic City Fri
A number of dredges are dredg
ing for gold in Alaska, and some
believe the total Alaskan gold
production this year may reach
The price of seats on the New
1 York stock exchange has sudden
jly bounded up from $78,000 to
j $93,000, at which latter figure
! one was sold Tuesday.
(>wing to the washing away of
a trestle over Moccasin river, in
Virginia Friday a train plunged
into the river, killing two men
and seriously injuring auother. (
A shipment of 15,000 Iteming- 1
tou rifles, 800,000 rounds of am- J
munition, and six rapid-fire Gat- !
ling guns were shipped from New ?'
I York Saturday to the Cuban 1
I government to put down the in
] surrection. 1
In au attempt to assassinate'
the Russian Premier Saturday*, a |
bomb killed 28 people and i (
wounded 24, among the killed
being Premier 8tolvpin's daugh-1
ter, several notable persons and |
the three assassins.
< )tticial statistics of the terror- |
| ism in Russia last week shew that (
101 officials, gendarmes, police \
and soldiers were killed, 02 were |
wounded, 201 private persons ]
were killed or wounded, .'54 spirit ]
shops were plundered, private ,
and individual institutions were ,
robbed of $180,015 audState in- ;
stitutions of $84,801. Besides J
this there were over 100 armed
attempts to rob banks, houses, j
Failed for $7,000,000.
Philadelphia, l'a., Aug. 28.? ]
The Real hstate Trust Company, (
organized in 1885, the deposito- :
ry for nearly $1,000,000 of the ,
funds of the Presbyterian church .
and holding $.'100,000 of the!,
money of the city of Philadelphia ,
and $175,000 of the State de- j
posits, today closed its doors. <
The failure was caused by heavy ^
loans made by the late president,; <,
Frank K. Hippie, to Adolph Se-L
gal, a promoter, on alleged in- |
sufficient security. A desperate j|
effort was made to save the in- ,
stitution by the board of direc-11
tors through an appeal to the
Clearing House Association, but
that body declined to subscribe
a guarantee fund of $7,000,000 , (
because of insufficient security.
The liabilities are placed at ,
$10,000,000. with quick assets .
of $3,500,000 and doubtful col- ,
lateral amounting to $8,000,- ,
A fatal accident befell John
McBridgea 12-year-old orphan
: boy, in Jonesville Tuesday after
noon. He had been hunting and
; put the gun on the grass. One I
I of his companions, Charles Benge, ]
I picked the weapon up and point
ed it at him. John told him to
put it down that it might be
loaded. The boy then snapped
it. There was a report and the
charge tore a hole through
John's left arm near the shoul
j der, shattering the bone. Fhvsi- j
cians were called in and amputa
ted it at the shoulder. The boy i
died Thursday night.
A Mystery Solved.
"How to keep off periodic at- i:
tacks of biliousness and habitual 1
| constipation was a mystery that 1
Dr. King's New Discovery solv- 1
I ed for me, " writes John N. Pleas- I
ant, of Magnolia, Ind. The only s
I pills that are guaranteed to give i
j perfect satisfaction to everybody I
or money refunded. Only 25c.
' at Hood Bros', drug store. i
PKICE OF THE CROP.
President Moore Tninks This Year's
Cotton will be Worth Eleven Cents.
Charlotte, N Aug. 29th.?
President C. C. Moure, of the
North Carolina division of the
Southern Cotton Association,
will leave Monday for Hot
Springs, Ark., to attend the meet
ing of the central executive com
mittee of that body, which is to
be held there uext Thursday,
Friday and Saturday?the 5th,
<ith and 7th of September. The
prime object of the meeting is to
bear the reports of the several
sub-divisions, and to fix a mini
mum price at which the present
crop shall be marketed.
That wide interest is being
manifested in this meeting is evi
denced by the number of letters
which President Moore is receiv
ing daily from all sections of this
and other states. Every mail
brings him a dozen or morecom
munications, from farmers, mer
chants, aud business men gener
ally. The recent decline in prices
has intensified the interest. A
majority of those who havewrit
teu President Moore advocate
11,12 and 13 ceuts as a fair and
equal price at which the present
erop should be sold Due man
jnl3' suggested that 10 cents
would be enough. The great ma
ority favor the first named fig
When President Moore was
isked his views on the matter he
replied that the price decided
ipon would depend altogether
in the reports received from the
rottou belt relative to the condi
tion and acreage of the present
rrop. "The government report
ast year placed it at n2 !> per
rent.," said Mr. Moore. "I be
ieve that the condition this sea
iou is from 3 to 5 percent, below
that of last, hence the report will
ie approximately 78 per cent.
I can assure you on that basis
hat the minimum price will be
more than 10 cents." While not
xpressing himself. President
VIoore intimated that he would
lot agree to anything less than
Reads Bible Through Every Year.
Frankfort, Ind., Aug. 25.?The
lev. David R. Love, "the grand
ild man" of Frankfort, who has
ust celebrated his seventy-fifth
anniversary, is one of the re
narkable men of the church in
ibis state, and few men have de
moted so many years to the
Vlaster. The Rev. Mr. Love
:omes from a family of Presby
terians. His youth was spent in
Scotland, and all the safeguards
if thechurch were thrown around
lim as a boy, the Bible being
taught in the public schools. He
was born near Glasgow, Scotl
and, May 15th, 1831.
On June 27th, 1840, when
;oming from Pictow to the Unit
id States, he was shipwrecked off
the coast of Massachusetts, his
mother, brother and sister, with
twenty-seven of the passengers,
being drowned. Twenty-seven of
the passengers were rescued by a
tishing vessel, among them being
himself and a sister.
n'L?? vf- r .a?- J ~ - ?
?? UfU Jll . IjUVtf (IVCiUtfU LU t?U
Ser the ministry he made a reso
ution to give a half hour daily
to religious meditation and
jrayer, and to read the Bible
through once a year, and the
"esolution has been faithfully
sept during all these years. He
idopted as his motto, "Thou,
rod, seest me," and this he
ramed and for over fifty years
t has hung in his study. While
n the seminary Mr. Love did
considerable preaching, and one
dimmer did missionary worx on
;be Delaware and Rantan Canal.
In Self Defense
Major Hamm, editor and mau
urer of the Constitutionalist,
Eminence, Ky., when he was
iercely attacked, four years ago,
ay Piles, bought a box of Buck
en's Arnica Salve, of which he
jays: "It cured me in ten days
ind no trouble since." Quickest
healer of Burns, Sores, Cuts and
Wounds. 25c. at Hood Bros',