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VOL. 25. SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, l90&. NO. 27.
FROM CLAYTON AND VICINITY.
Miss Carlotta Harbour will
leave this week to enter Greens
boro Female College.
Mr. Glaucus F. Galley, ot Rich
mond, Va . is spendiug this week
here with relatives and friends.
Mr. Henry Anstiu, of the Fen
ny section, has accepted a posi
tion with Messrs. R. 15. Whitley
Mr. Eric Ellington is at home
on his vacation from the United
8tates Naval Academy at An
The town authorities are hav
ing all the town wells cleaned out
and fitted up with terra-cotta
Mrs. Geo. L. Walker and son,
Oeorge, Jr., of Atlanta, Ga., are
the guests of Mrs. Walker's sis-;
ter, Mrs. Ashley Home.
We regret to note that Mrs. J.
1). Eason and Mrs. Z. R. Bal-I
lance are both quite sick this |
week. Wehopetney will soon
Mr. Douglass Ellington left yes
terday for Fayetteville where he
will make drawings for improve
ments to be made on the Hank
The time for the keeping stores
open at night has come around
again. It's a pity we can not
close at seven in the evening all
the year round.
Misses Mina Blanchard, Leta i
Cable, Ethel Creech, Swannanoa j
Home, and Daphne Williams left
this morning to attend the Bap
tist Cniversity for Women.
Mr. Walter Creech, who grad
uated from the business depart
ment of the Clayton High School
last June, has accepted a posi
tion with Mr. D. H. McCullers.
On Friday night of this week
there will be a hue concert by lo
cal talent at the Academy. The
play, "Diamonds and Hearts,"
will be splendidly rendered by
some of the very best talent to
be had hereabouts.
Prof, and Mrs. N. Y. Gulley, of(
Wake Forest, spent Saturday,
and Sunday here with relatives, i
Prof. Gulley conducted services
at the Baptist church Sunday:
morning and evening in the ab- j
sence of the pastor.
Clayton High School opened
on Monday morning with a very
good attendance. In the prima
ry department there were 28 pu
pils, and in the intermediate, I
there were 31. We have notj
heard from the other depart- j
ments but think they are as well
filled. The school is under a very
favorable management this sea
son. Prof. J. R. Williams, who i
is known over the State as a
most efficient manager and
teacher, is at the head of the in
stitution. Miss Bessie Pulliams
has charge of the intermediate
department, and Miss Mattie
Guiiey the primary department.
The music department is in
charge of Miss Cilia D. Mann,
who so splendidly handled this
department last school year.
Our town was visited by a bur
glar Monday morning between
12 and 2 o'clock. He entered
tbe residence of Mr. W. A. Barnes
and took about $60, at Mr. A.
J. Ellis'be got about $0 And a
pocket knife, at Mr. Jim Hin
ton's he stole a purse and some
small change. He tried to catch
the 6 o'clock train to get away
and was chased by the police and
several citizens and after a lively
race was captured and landed in
thejguardhouse. A preliminary
hearing before 'Squire M. G. Crul
ley resulted in his being bound
over to court without bail. All
the articles stolen were found on
his person except the money
stolen from Mr. W. A, Barnes.
This fact gives rise to the theory
that there were more than one
in the gang.
Sept. 5. Yelik.
Engineer McLendon. who was
accidentally shot at the Lyerly
lynching at Salisbury, is dead.
Another distillery company
has been chartered for Salisbury
with a capital of $+,000. Poor
Work for Fanners.
Iu a letter to Mr. J. M. Beaty
from stcretary T. B. Parker,;
Raleigh, N. C. asking that thei
farmers of our county hold their
meetings and keep up the regu
lar work, he says:
"Every person who is interest
ed in the welfare of the Southern
Cotton Association, or who is in
terested in the continued suc
cess of the Southern cotton
farmers and the prosperity of
the South is invited to attend
these meetings and use his in
fluence to make them the most
successful yet held.
"Unless the cotton farmers get
together and make a firm stand
we may look for lower prices for
cotton. One cent per pound re
duction in price means a loss to
the farmers and to the South ag
gregating $(>0,000,000. A de
cline of two cents per pound
means a loss of $120,000,000.
Are our farmers prepared to ac
cept any such loss willingly? Do
our merchants and business men
generally think the South would
be better off by taking from her
such sums of money? Do our
manufacturers think they would
do more business with this
amount of money withdrawn
from circulation than they are
now doing? If these people do
not think the farmers have too
much money and that lower
prices for cotton will mean the
enrichment and betterment of
the South then let them encour
age the movement to get the
farmers together for better prices.
Only those who think we are al
ready too wealthy or who are
willing to sell their cotton for 8
or !) cents per pound should re
fuse to attend these meetings.
"At these meetings member
ship fees, the bale levy and oth
er things of importance to the
Association should be attended
to. The Association is in need
of funds to carry on the work
which is so important at this
time. Let us be up and doing." |
Rendered Unconscious bv Live Wire.
Mr. Frank Guill, of the Smith
field Telephone Exchange, while
doing some work around the
switchboard here Wednesday af
ternoon came in contact with a
live wire and received a terrible
shock. He was rendered uncon
scious, and but for the spoedy
assistance of Messrs. W. H. Aus- j
tin and Walter Grantham, he
would probably have lost his
life. As soon as Miss Dickens,
the operator, gave the alarm
they rushed upstairs into the
office and broke his hold on the
wire. Physicians were hastily
summoned and he was soon re
stored to consciousness. Mr.
Guili was back at his post of
duty yesterday, but was reeling
pretty sore from the effects of the
Notice of Democratic Senatorial Con
The Democratic Henatoral Con
vention for the 13th Senatorial
District composing of the coun
ties of Johnston, Sampson and
Harnett is hereby called to meet
in the town of Dunn, N. C. on
Saturday. Sept. 22 190G for the
purpose of nominating two can
didates to represent said dis
trict in the next General Assem
bly of North Carolina. Dele
gates will please take notice.
E. R. Wilson, Chair
man Democratic Executive Com
mittee for the loth Senatorial
C. M. Musk, Sec'y.
First Bales New Cotton.
The first bales of new cotton
brought to this market was sold
here Wednesday bv J. S Benson,
who sold two bales to The Aus
tin-Stephenson Co. for 9 1-1G
cents per pound
I'riah Stafford also sold a bale
here Wednesday at 9 cents The
first bale sold here last year was
on August 29 by J. S. Dike at
James C. Abernethy, managing
editor ofjthe Charlotte Observer, |
died in Asheville Saturday morn
ing. ' I
James P. Canaday? County Supertn
tendent of Schools-Elect.
At the meeting 01 the County
Board of Education .Vloncay,
September 3rd, my resignation
as County Superintendent of
Schools fur Johnston County
was accepted and i'rof. James l'.
Canaday, of Benson, was elected
to fill the unexpired term.
I have known i'rof. Canaday
from his boyhood and can as
sure the people of the County
that no mistake has been made
in selecting him for this import
He is a self-made man. lu his
early boyhood he had a thirst
for knowledge?for an education.
He attended the public schools
as much as he could be spared
from home. Later, as he grew
up, he went away from home to
attend school aud paid the ex
Eense of it with money earned
y his own hands.
At au early age he began to
teach public schools in the win
ter and summer aud attend
school in the early fall and after
the winter schools were out. He
soon became a good scholar in
the public school branches and
began to reach up for the higher
\\ hen he had become to be a
fair scholar in the high school
studies, his eyes began to fail
weak or diseased (and I have al
ways thought he. had a peculiar
kind of heart disease, for soon
after his eyes failed he was mar
ried to Miss Ida ?1. Woodall.)
He settled down on a small
farm that he had bought on a
credit and soon proved himself a
good farmer. He paid for his
land and was doiug well.
Now, that old thirst for knowl
edge returned. His eyes were
well. He was hearty and strong
He had now a family of six
counting himself and wife. The
children were all small. Here he
was, still a poor man, a family
entirely dependent on him for
support yet with a burning, con
suming desire to go to school j
again?to learn more in books? i
to better train his mind that he
might be better able to support!
his family and to help his tellow
man. His neighbors thought!
him foolish to think of such a
He decided to go to school '
again and his good wife and a
rew select friends were the only
persons to encourage him. Ho
was not yet prepared for college.
He first attended school at Tur- j
lington Institute till he was
ready for college. He then moved
his family to Chapel Hill where
he lived for two years and sup
ported himself and family and
took a regular two yeare' course
in the University of North Caro
He was then elected to a posi- [
tion in the public schools of Dur- j
ham, N. C. After two years there!
he came back to his old neigh
borhood and conducted a splen
did high school at Benson for i
several years. It was through
his efforts mainly that Benson
now has a splendid graded school
with one of the handsomest
school buildings in theCounty.
This will show the people what
kind of a man they will have af
ter October 1st for County Sup
erintendent of Schools.
I trust you will uphold his
hands in this great school work.
His heart is in it. He loves the;
ppople of his native County and I
will serve you with the best of j
Ika T. Tcjklinciton.
The Breath of Life.
It's a significant fact that the;
strongest animal of its size, the !
gorilla, also has the largest
lungs. Powerful lungs means
powerful creatures. How to
keep the breathing organs right j
should be man's chiefest study. ;
Like thousands of others, Frs.
Ora A. Stephens, of Port Wil
liams, O., has learned how to do
this. She writes; "Three bot
tles of Dr. King's New Discov-'
ery stopped my cough of two
years and cured me of what, ray
friends thought consumption.
O. it's grand for throat and lung
troubles.-' Guaranteed by Hood
Bros., druggists. Price 50c. and
?1.00. Trial bottle free.
AT THE CAPITAL OF BEULAH.
Mr. Cleveland Pierce, of Rocky
Mount, spent a few days here
with his parents this week.
Miss Ross Harden returned
home Sunday from Baltimore
and the fall goods are forthcom
Mr. and Mrs C. U. Pope at
tended the revival at Micro Sun
day and report one of the best
Mr. I). B. Sasser. our hustling
lumberman, made a business
trip to Norfolk, Ya., last Friday
Rev. E. W Souders, of Fayette
ville, filled his regular appoint
ment here last Sunday in the
Miss Annie Strickland, of
Louisburg, returned to her home
today after a pleasant stay of
about two weeks with her many
Miss Lena Humphrey return
ed to her home at St. Paul yes
terday after spending several
days with Miss Ora Hooks and
Mrs. U. H. Afford.
Mrs. R. T. Rentfrow returned
home Monday from a two
months visit to relatives and
friends in Nicholas, S. 0. Her
sister Miss Lillian Airs returned
Set. ">tb, Max.
In Deep Water.
On account of the recent fresh
et in Neuse river Buffaloe creek
at the crossing just north of
Smithfield has been for several
days so full of water backed out
from the river as to interfere with
travel. Last Tuesday morning
Mr. George Wall, of Wilders
township, started her6 with a
two horse wagon load of tobac
co. He was riding on the back
end of the wagon with his face
looking back. Henry Watson, a
young colored man who claimed
to know all about the stream,
drove in and was soon where the
mules had to swim. They swam
and jumped around in the water
some time, but finally crossed
with the load but the tobacco
got wet. A colored man who
was traveling behind Mr. Wall
drove in aDd was longer ciossing
than Mr. Wall was. His mules
came near drowning and himself
was in great danger. His
wagon became uncoupled and
the front wheels went along with
the body, the back end of which
was floating. The tobacco in
both wagons got wet and was
badly damaged. This circum
stance shows the necessity of a
bridge for that place?a thing
which was tried for a year or two
Delightful Party at Kenly.
Kenly, N. C., Aug. 31.?One of
the moat enjoyable occasions of
the summer season was rendered
at the hospitable home of our
townsman Mr. (J. W. Edgerton
given by his two charming
daughters, Misses Maud and
Leone Edgerton, complimen
tary to Misses Annie B. Strick
land, of Louisburg, and Mary
Hollowell, of Smithfield. It was
an occasion of rare treat. It
was a lovely night. The white
silvery moon shedded forth his
hallowed radiance upon earth
and sky. Every one present was
eagerly entertained and the
charming little ladies demonstra
ted themselves to be a most
royal hostess; they were treated
so royal that they almost for
got their homes. The men aud
women present on that occasion
resembled Komeos and Juliets
and it was a time where the
souls of lovers melted together
in a single thought, and their
hearts beat in unison to the
rapturous melody of love.
The armored cruiser "North
Caroliua," will be launched at
New Port News, Va , on October
(?. Miss Bebekah Glenn, daugh
; ter of the Governor, wiil christen
the ship, which will be one of the
fastest in our navy. It cost
about three and one half million
People Who Go and Come.
Miss Alice Lindsay returned
from Wilson Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. O.V. Booker aud
j children spent Sunday in Wayne.
Attorney M. T. Dickinson, of
Uoldsboro, was in town Wednes
Mrs. L A. Muns and children
have returned from a visit to
Misses Marie A bell and Bettie
Cobb visited friends iu Wilson's
Mills this week.
Mrs. .lames A. Wellons and
children are spending this week
Mrs. J. C. Collier and children,
of Uoldsboro, are visiting Mrs.
| Carrie Fuller.
Miss Mamie Kllis is spending
this week with relatives anil
j friends in Raleigh.
Capt. W. M. Pettwa.y, of New
i Bern, spent Sunday and Monday
here with his family.
Miss Sadie O'Mara, of Charles
ton. S. C.. arrived Wednesday
I night to visit Miss Bertha Lee
Miss Nettie Parker, of Ashe
ville, is spending a few days here
with her sister, Mrs. K. H.
Mrs. W. Louis Lllis and Louis,
?I r,, left yesterday for an extend-!
ed visit to relatives in Soutii i
Mrs. W. A. Edgerton aud chil
dren left Wednesday to visit rela
tives aud friends in Spring Mope
Mrs. W. I. Whitley and chil
dren, of Clayton,have been spend
ing a few days here with Mrs
John S. Barnes.
("apt. E. P. Youngblood, of
Charleston, S. C., has been spend- j
ing a few days here with his fam-!
ily at Mr. J. T. Barhani's.
Mrs. M. Cole and children, of
Wilmington, arrived Sunday.
After spending a day or two here
with Mrs. (i. E. Thorton, they:
went to Bentonsville to visit f
Mrs. W. M. Austin and little
Margaret Lee went to Black j
Mountain Saturday to spend a
few weeks. During the absence'
of Mrs. Austin Miss Hicks will
board with Mrs. J. B. Hudson.
The Board of Couatv Commis
sioners met here Monday in regu
The usual routine of business
was transacted, accounts al
lowed and reports received.
The resignation of A. R. Keen
as bridge commissioner for In
grains township was accepted
and C. D. Smith appointed in
A petition was filed to change
the line of Smithfleld and Selma
townships and ordered advertis
Primitive Baptist Appointments.
According to Zion's Landmark
Elder J. S. Ward has appoint
ments to preach at the following
places in this countyi Reedy
Prong Tuesday after the third
Sunday in this month, Hickory
Grove Wednesday, and thence to
attend the Seven Mile Associa
j tion which convenes at Corinth
Friday before the fourth Sunday.
Monday after fourth Sunday he
will be at Oak Forest, Tuesday
and Tuesday night at Benson,
Wednesiiay at Hannahs Creek,
thence to the Little River Asso
ciation which convenes at Clem
ent Friday before the fifth Sun
dav in September. Monday af
terwarus at Kehoboth, Tuesday
"To Cure a Felon"
| says Sam. Kendall, of Phillips
burg. Kan., ''just cover it over
I with Bucklen's Arnica Salve
I and the Salve will do the rest."
I Quickest cure for Burns, Boils,
Sores, Scalds, Wounds, Piles,
Eczema, Salt Rheum, Chapped
1 Hands, Sore Feet and Sore Eyes.
\! Only 25c. at Hood Bros', drus
Came Near Drowning.
The road to Wilson's Mills
! from Smithfield crosses Poplar
i creek two aud a half miles from
here aud one mile from Neuse
river. This creek is only five or
six miles long and rarely ever
gets impassable except at this
lower crossing: and there it is
usually on account of the water
hacking out from the river. We
have just had a freshet in the
river aud for several days travel
was interfered with at this lower
crossing of Poplar creek.
l.ast Sunday morning Mrs. J.
1). Parker ami her sister, Mrs.
Agnes Allen, started on a buggy
to visit Mrs. B. A. Turnage near
Wilson's Mills. J use before they
reached Poplar creek Mr. C. M.
Wilson and Mr. J. W. Brinkley
came to the other side of the
creek to select a place for a bap
tising that evening. They with
Mr. 1). C. Jones, who was there
to see the freshet, were looking
around for a suitable place when
tbey heard some one driving in
on the other side. The road
makes a turn at the stream and
rhuy heard Mrs. Parker and Mrs.
Allen scream before they saw
them. When the ladies reached
the middle of the stream they be
came frightened and pulled the
horse and he fell and got one
foot across a shaft 30 he could
go no further and was under the
water. They were standing up
in the buggy in the water, Mrs.
Allen with her babv in her arms.
The men took off their coats and
shoes and rushed in and saved
everything. A minute or two
later the horse would have been
drowned, It is not thought the
ladies could have remained there
many minutes without giving
way to the waters aud being
drowned. It was very fortunate
the men were there and they
would not have been there five
Prof. I. T. Turlington and Mr.
J. M. Beaty expect to speak on
temperance at Velvington's
Grove Freewill Baptist Church
(three miles from Smithfield)
Sunday evening, September 16th,
at 6:00 o'clock.
The next session of the Seven
Mile Primitive Baptist Associa
tion will be held with Corinth
church in Bentonvilte township,
beginning on Friday before the
fourth Sunday in September and
lasting through Sunday.
The next annual session of the
Little River Primitive Baptist
Association will be held with
Clement church, seven miles west
of Smithfield, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, September 2Sth,
20th and 60th.
The Bryan Doctrine of the Present.
The trusts must go.
Tariff for revenue only neces
sary, particularly in view of its
influence in eliminating the
The money question, through
unexpected circumstances, no
longer an issue in national poli
Government ownership of rail
j roads just as soon as the coun
try is ready for it.
An income tax.
No more colonialism, and the
same treatment of the Filipinos
j as was accorded the Cubans.
Popular elections of Senators.
No collection of private debts
by the use of the navy.
Universal international arbi
tration, and arbitration of all
An eight-hour day for the la
boiing man ?Summarized by
Well Worth Trying*
W. ii. Brown, the popular
i pension attorney, of Pittstield,
jVt., says: "Next to a pension,
| the best thing to get is Dr.
King's New Life Pills." He
writes; "They keep my family
| in splendid health." Quick cure
for Headache. Constipation and
J Biliousness. 25c. Guaranteed at
l Hood Bros', drug store.