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VOL. 25. SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 12. 190(1. NO. 8iS
BUTLER AND POU IN DEBATE.
After All the Advertising Only a Small
Crowd of Repnblicans Ca^.e Out to
Hear the Deraago^ue Butler.?
Pou a Match for Him In Any
In his speaking tour, Is^t Fri
day wan Mr. Marion Butler's day
at Smithtield. IPs coming was
fully advertised all over tbeeouu
ty and the Republican* did all
in their power to i ive ' im a big
crowd. The numerous Demo
crats which the Republicans say
have come over to their side, did
not come to hear Mr. Butler. Af
ter it was found that Mr. Pou
was goiDg to speak, a few Demo
crats who happened to be here,
and some from the town, went to
hear the speeches. The Republi
cans were here in full force. Some
body remarked that if the court
bouse should collapse it would
ruin the Republicans in the coun
ty as the laity as well as the
leaders were here. But after all
that was said and done only
about three hundred were here.
It was the most "ready-to
swallow" crowd that ever assem
bled in Smithtield. When Mr.
Butler, who has changed parties
until he has belonged to three,
and has changed his principles
until nobody regards him as
having any, took the stand and
said he held the same principles
he had always held, they cheered
him and whooped and hollowed.
No matter what he said,however
unreasonable or untrue, they
cheered and hollowed equally,
Mr. Butler bad much to say
about Democrats kicking against
the national polices of the Kt
publicaus. He called them kick
ers. If Democrats did not kick
against the doings of Republi
cans they would not be true to
themselves, theii neighbors or
their homes. Besides Mr. Butler
is the last man in the world to
speak of kicking. He is the
greatest kicker ever raised in
North Carolina,and kicks against
nearly all which is worth living
for. His record for kicking is
worse than that of a kicking
horse or mule.
He ignored the reduction in
cotton acreage, the work of the
Southern Cotton Association,
and that of the storms and frosts
and gave all the credit of cotton
being a good price to the Repub
lican party. Nobody knows bet
ter than he that a fifteen million
bale crop when the mills cannot
spin twelve millions would run
the price down to five cents.
What he said about cotton alone
showed him to be a demagogue
and an insincere man.
Tfiere is nothing which shows
Mr. Butler up in worse light than
his attack upon our State gov
ernment. He' seemed to want to
vent his spleen on the public
schools without which Nortn Car
olina would be a dreary desert.
The national government gives
a mail carrier $750 to distribute
mail in one or two neighborhopds.
We do not say this is too much
nor did Mr. Butler, but he raised
a terHble howl over the County
Superintendent getting a thous
and dollars a year to do all the
work of his office. To do this
work a man has to have a good
education and much training as
a teacher and other special qual
ifications. The work, if done as
it should be, is Well worth fifteen
hundred dollars and Mr. Butler
makes a great howl because he is
paid one thousand. !
Mr. Butler advocated the elec
tion of Mr. Berry Godwin to |
Congress?a thing which every 1
well informed man knows would i
not do at all. j
He paid his respects to Sena- <
tor F. M. Simmons, who succeed i
ed him in office, in a way which
showed his own real character <
to be that of a man who tights; t
everything and everybody who I
opposes him?right or wrong. 1
He admitted that American i *
manufacturers sell their goods 1
in foreign countries cheaperthau j i
they do at home, but tried to j 1
make it appear that thev ship-! i
ped their goods away thinking ?
they could get the same prices <
as at home and in some instances j
Bold them cheaper to avoid pay-| t
! ing freight back on them. This
! s'&temeilt Mr. Butler and every
(other well informed man knows
is absolutely false. Mr. E. W.
' Pou is a match lor Mr. Butler as
j a debater anywhere In the world
1 on any subject. He is better in
l formed than Mr. Butler on nat
ional affairs and with Mr. But
; ler's bad record in North Caro
lina and the bad record of the
Republican party he is more
than a match for him in a politi- j
cal debate and we should beglad
for him to meet him at any place
he goes in the State. The splen
did points brought out tor De
mocracy in Mr. Pou's speech here
are bound to find lodgment in
some minds even if the crowd
was mostly Republicans.
State News Items.
Rev. John N. Cole has accept
ed his election to the head of the
Methodist orphanage at Ral
eigh, to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Superintendent
The court house at Wentworth,
Rockingham county, was de
stroyed by fire last week. All
the county records were saved.
The insurance on the building
Will McCartney, who killed his j
wife at New Berne September 1(5'
and alleged that the killing was
an accident, has been convicted
of manslaughter and sentenced
to five years in the penitentiary
Two hundred men?1(50 ma
chinists and 10 apprentices
went out of the Southern Rail
way shops at Spencer Monday ;
on a strike. They want an in
crease of 25 cents a day, which
has been refused.
Raymond Land, a deaf mate'
of Elm City, was run over and
instantly killed on the Main
street of that town Saturday (
night by a freight train. Hi's
body was mangled almost be
In Lenoir county W ednesday ; |
Hosey McCullen shot and killed !
Bill Herring. Both colored. All
the facts indicace that the shoot- i
ing was accidental, but McCullen
was so frightened that he threw i
down his gun and fled. I
Simp Dogan, of Henderson- '
ville, said to be one of the weal- '
thiest negroes in western North 1
Carolina, was convicted at last j'
week's term of Superior Court of
Henderson county of receiving i1
stolen goods and sentenced to! 1
three years in the penitentiary.
Dogan is said to be worth $5,
B. G. Hardison and M. B
Sauls, members of the grand 1
jury, were found on the streets I
at Newbern in an intoxicated 1
condition, Wednesday of last
week. They were taken before j
the court, when Judge Shaw !
gave them a severe reprimand
and sentenced each to five days j
m jail and to pay fifty dollars '
Two important blind tiger
cases were disposed of in N'ew
bern last week, when Louis B.
Habicht was sentenced to six
months in jail and to pay $500
tine; and James M. Harrison
was fined $1,000. Later Judge
Shaw changed the punishment
meted out to Habicht in that he
is to remove from the State be
fore the 21th inst., and not re
James Jones, a mulatto, aged f
23 years, made his escape Friday f
by leaping from a train loaded i
with clay on the Raleigh and |
Southport railway while on the ?
way to the brick yards at the j
penitentiary. Jones was sen- (
tenced lastSeptember from John
ston County for life for burglary ^
n the second degree. A reward 2
af #25 and all necessary expenses f,
will be paid for his capture. v
At High Point Sunday night w
^has. Murphy, white, shot and
ierionsly wounded Policeman
Lovelrtcp. Three men. Murphy
>eiutr one of them, were on the o
reefs under the influence of 1;
iquor. Another policeman ar- S
?ested one of the three. Love- V
ace, who was present, admon- s
shed Murphy to be quiet and | c
itarted away. As soon as the a
jfficer's back waH turned Mur-. I
)hy fired on him. Murphy was s
irrested. I d
FROST m SNOW BRING WINTER
Snow In Kentucky and Indiana ?Fros'
In the Cotton Belt-Heavy Drop in
L'levelaud, 0., Oct. 10.?A
heavy wet snow driven bv a higb
wind fell here to-day. The storm
is the most severe since that oi
Octobei 5, 1902. and is general
along the lake front.
Louisville, Ky.,Oct. 10.?There
was a light fall of snow here to
day and in the mountain regions
of Kentucky. This breaks all
records for early snowfalls in
South Bend, Ind., Oct. 10.?
Four inches of snow fell here to
day. A enow storm raged for
several hours at Marion and
other Indiana points, the snow
fall reaching as far South as
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 10 ?This
was the coldest October day ever
recorded in St. Louie, the tem
perature being 34 degreee. On
October 9,1875, the next cold
est day registered forty degrees.
Norfolk, Neb., Oct. 10?Last
night the mercury dropped to
17 above zero, making a new
cold record for this point for so
early in the fall. It was the cold
est October weather in 28 years.
The first, heavy frost in the
cotton belt occurred last night,
so Director Thiessen of the
Weather Bureau here told a re
porter for The Lvening Tunes to
day. It was at Memphis, Ten
ta tne rwentv-tour hours end
ing at 8 o'clock thin morning
light frosts occurred at Charlotte,
X C,, Kooxville and Chattanoo
ga, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.
In that twenty-four hour period
the temperature dropped 1(5 de
grees at Raleigh, 20 at Wilming
ton, 1(5 at Charleston, 20 at Sa
vannah and 22 at Jacksonville,
Fla The drop was only 6 de
grees at Oklahoma, and it grew |
greater as the wave moved east
ward till the change was most
severe on the coast.
To-night Mr. Theissen saysi
there will be frost in exposed [
places in Raleigh and the neigh-1
borhood. This will be the sec-j
ond night with clear skies, and !
the wind will be lighter as the
high pressure area advances east
ward, with the temperature
about as it was last night.?Ral
sigh Times, Wednesday.
Negro Thief Steals Money.
Last Friday morning while he
and his family were in the field
picking cotton a negro thief en
tered the home of Mr. Frank
Honeycutt, who lives in the Spi-1
lona section, and stole about
$85 in silver and pennies. Thej
thief also took a small purseand
a shot sack. The house was un- i
locked but the money was in a
:igar box in a locked trunk. The
trunk was broken into and the
A strange black negro was
seen that morning making his
way in the direction of Mr. Hon j
sycutt's house. He was carrying'
a new walking stick. Later a
regro, answering the description,!
was seen going the other way i
torn Mr. Honeycutt's. He was
seen running and carrying thej
same stick. The tracks made j
\f- u ? 1
jcw mr. nuuejcun s were the I
tame as those made by the negro
ieen running, so without a doubt j
le was the man who entered the |
louse and took the money. He
ilso took a receipt given by The |
tustin-iStephenson Co. at Four'
Those who saw the strange ne-1
rro say he appeared to be about
(2 to 25 years of age. about 5
eet and 8 or 10 inches tall, and
weighed about 100 pounds. He
?ore a No. 8 or 0 shoe.
^ Badly Burned Girl
r boy. man or woman, is quick
<? out of pain if Bucklen's Arnica
alve is applied promptly. G. J. ,.
i'elch, of Tekonsha, Mich.,
ays: "I use it in my family for i
uts, sores and all skin injuries,
nd find it perfect." Quickest ji
'ile cure known. Host healing j
alve made. 25c. at Hood Bros', j'
,1 CLAUDE K1TCUIN AT BENSON.
t Able Young Congressman Makes Stroni
Sp?e?h -The Still's Return?Other
Interesting Items Personal
i Mr. L. Dew add family, of Ev
i eretts, are here ou a visit to rela
Mrs. l)r G. E. Parker anc
daughter, Inez, are spending r
few weeks iu the western part o
I There is much cotton in tht
i fields that needs picking. Some
time we will raise all we can pick
I and will have to pick all we can
raise. That is one solution foi
According to the daily reports ol
the daily papers the cotton mar
ket here is the best in the state.
It ranges one eighth to one
fourth above those markets that
have been regarded as good as
any and among the best.
Some Republicans here have
disowned Butler aud even say
he is no North Carolinian, not
raised in Sampson County at all,
but that he came from the Can
nibal Islands. And we think the
country would be benefited would
he return to his old home, or
take on to the habits of civiliza
| tion aud tell the truth.
Your correspondent has solic
ited notes for publication in this
j column and one among the last
i he received looks like this:
t "EunireerOubtlS eclonntormia r>n.
tonuberou-1." It is impossible
to tell what the writer meant,
and prompts us to set up a writ
ing school for the accommoda
tion of the ambitious of hisclass.
It is the least understandable of
anything we have seen except
some Itepublican figures when
they try to prove that four from
live leaves ten.
The town has bought a lire en
gine and equipments, and a
demonstration of its powers of
achievement was made last night
when a house (?) rudely thrown
together filled with all kinds of
combustible matter, including
two loads of rosin was set on fire
and the greenest team that ever
answered the fire alarm set out for
the neighborhood of trouble. It
was thought for a while that the
entire structure would be laid in
ashes, but not so. Notwith
standing that the first well gave
out the engine was removed to
another and the shell of the
thing to which fire had been set
was saved. The exhibition was
a satisfactory one.
Messrs. Stewart & Stewart's
bonded brandy still near here
was stolen or at least removed
Saturday night while the pro
prietor was somewhere else. Hut
lo! and behold!I on Tuesday
night while almost every good
citizen in the community was
wrapt and spellbound by the un
answerable arguments of Claude
Kitchin these scoundrels who
had taken it and were perhaps
operating it at the time, away
down in the swamps, heard
Claude Kitchin's earnest appeals
and brought the old copper ket
tle back and left it near where
they had gotten it. It is a hard
case that Claude Kitchin don't
reach when he goes down after
those who have led better lives,
but who have wandered out of
spite, ignorance and dissatisfac
Hon. Claude Kitchin addressed
a large audience here Tuesday
night. He discussed only state
and local issues but did that to
the point. He is a strong and
forceful speaker, always to the
t>oint, and his reasoning and
ogic are unanswerable except
with an amen! The crowd was
composed of manv ladies, hun
dreds of life-long Democrats and
several Republicans. He was
listened to attentively, often ap
plauded, and frequently his apt 1
allusions brought forth burstsof
laughter. Speaking of the ladies 1
reminds your correspondent of a
question asked him a few days
ago, like this: "Can ladies go
out to the speaking to hear i
Kitchin?" "<) yes," I replied,;
"ladies are always welcome at a
Democratic speaking." "Well, 1
| then," she says. "I nee the differ
ence. Ladies go to the Pemo
] crate and niggers to the Hepub
S licane." And with that her ooee
stood near on top of her head
audehewas in do conversational
mood any longer, AUt of disgust,
for auy party that would wel
. come a nigger tg its meetings
. and speakings and left no place
f. " a lady.
\ CLAYTON'S NKWS MIDIiET.
Miss Blanche Barnes spent Sun
) day here with her parents.
Mr. H. L. Barnes is having the
, excavation done for his new brick
i stores which will soon be begun
? ou Main street.
Mrs. Sarah Coats and Mrs. An
| uie Smith spent a part of last
. week here visiting their many
relatives and friends.
Mrs. M. Holland, after a few
; weeks stay here with relatives,
i left Tuesday tor Raleigh where
she will visit her brother.
Mr. B. H. Woodell, (irand Sec
retary of the Grand Lodge of
Odd Fellows, spent Tuesday here
in the interest of the order.
Mr. J. E. l'age is having a new
boiler put iu for his lumber plant,
it is claimed by some thut the
old boiler is not entirely safe as
Pastor C. W. Blanchard had!
j the compliments of a large cou-1
gregatiou on Sunday for the ex-1
traordiuarily good sermons j
Several new members were ad-1
! ded to the Methodist church as a I
result of the recent meetings here, I
j held by Rev. Mr. Williams audi
I Rev. Neii Roliug.
We are glad to notice among
I our visitors during the past
week, Misses Floy Johnson and
Ida Woodard, former students
of Clayton High School.
Miss Yallie Hlanchard has re
turned from a two weeks' visit |
to relatives at Cardenas, X. C.
Her many friends here are mighty
glad to have her back again.
The Ladies' Aid Society will
hold a "rummage sale" at the
old dispensary building on Sat
urday. Here s a good chance to
Our dress-makers, tailors and
milliners are working over time
to get "duds" ready for the Fair
attending element. This natur
ally comprises the greater por
tion of Clayton's population.
We are glad to see so many
new residences going up here.
Among them is the $7,000 cot
tage of Mr. J as. R. Blades, and a
splendid dwelling Mr. Louis D.
Creech is having erected on his
farm just out of town.
The old officers of the Clayton
School Co. were re-elected at a
recent meeting of the sharehold
ers. It seems that the work of
the present board has been en
tirely satisfactory to all parties
concerned. The attendance con
tinues to grow.
Messrs. Ashley Home & Son
are rushing work on the dry
goods department of their new
store so as to be ready to house
and display the very elaborate
purchases of their buyer, Mr. W.
I. Whitley, who has just returned
from the markets. i ?
Mrs. Etta V. Johnson's milli- t
nery opening was held on last c
Thursday and was attended by t
all the ladies and a good many ?
of the men. It was voted a sue- t
cess. Mrs. Johnson is fortunate b
in securing a graduate milliner, >
and her handiwork in the milli- j t
nery business proves her mistress a
of the art. j e
Clayton's millinery patrons "
can come along now with the as
surance that they have two big |
millinery stocks to select from.
The Clayton Millinery Company r
has just been organized ana has t
with it some of the most exper- I
ienced milliners and dressmakers r
of this community. There's al- t
ways better trading where there's a
Oct. 10. Yelir. c
Hickory, too, has joined the E
anti-cider crusade. A tax of
$."00?intended to be prohibi
tory?is imposed on dealers in t<
chemical cider. ci
THE CRUISER NORTH CAROLINA.
' Qlg Ship of War Launched Last Satur
day?Christened by Miss
Newport News, Ya , Oct. (i.?
"I uauie thee North Carolina.
May Heaven's blessings attend
her," said Miss Rebekah Wil
liams Glenn, daughter of the
Guyernyr of Jfyrtk Carolina, as
j she broke & bot-tlu of native
jcliampaigne against the hull of
one of the most powerful armor*
ed cruisers in the world. The
launching took place from the
yard of the Newport News Ship
building and Drydock Company
this morning. The ship went
overboard promptly at 11:30
o'clock, and although she is
nearer completed than any ves
sel of her type ever launched
here, she rode down the ways
smoothly and gracefully, drop
Cing the slide ways and floating
oyantly out upon the water.
She was towed to a pier, where
the work of completing her will
be started Monday. Sne is ad
vanced 58 per cent, of comple
Ten thousand persons witness
ed the launching, several hun
dred having come upon excur
sions from Raleigh and Salem.
Clouded skies threatened rain all
the morning, but the spectators
escaped the expected wetting.
There was no hitch, no acci
dent to mar the day's progrom.
The launching was a glorious
Miss Lillian Thompson, of
Raleigh, (i. C., was the sponsor's
maid of honor, and Mrs. A. A.
Arrington, also of Raleigh, was
but* dame of honor.
The launching was attended
by Rear-Admirai Berry, a large
number of naval officers and sev
iral of the officers of the Italian
cruiser Fieramosca. The ship
yard lorce of G,()00 men had been
iiven a holiday.
The armored cruiser North
Jarolina has a trial displacement
if 14,500 tons and fully loaded
will have a displacement of 15,
380.8(5 tons. The total length
if the ship at the water line is
502 feet and its extreme breadth
s 72 feet 10% inches. The ship
was authorized by an act of Con
gress approved April 7, 1904,
which provided that the cost ex
clusive of armor and armament
was not to exceed $4,400,000.
The contract was awarded to the
\ewport News Shipbuilding and
Drydock Company for $3,575,
300. The maximum speed for
in average of four hours' run is
bo be 22 knots and the maxi
mum horsepower of the main en
gines is estimated at 23,000.
Four 10-inch breechloading
?ifles, sixteen 6 inch rifles and
our 21-inch submerged torpedo
cubes make up the cruiser's main
lattery. Its secondary battery
s to consist of twenty-two 3
uch rapid-fire guns, twelve 3
jounder rapid-fire guns, two 30
caliber automatic guns and two
5-inch field guns. The ship's
lull is steel throughout and is
irotected by a water-line belt of
irmor 17 feet and 3 inches in
leight amidships and stepped
lown at the ends. The armor is
lve incnes tnict through the ma
chinery and magazine spaces and
,hree inches thick in other parts
>f the ship. The ship will have
wo large turrets, one forward
md one aft. Both will be pro
ected by thick armor and will
lave two 10-inch guns. The
forth Carolina will be similar to
he Maryland in general appear
,nce. She will have the same
longated hull and will have
aasts and smokestacks of the
esults from chronic coustipa
ion, which is quickly cured by
>r. King's New Life Pills. They
emove all poisonous germs from
he system and infuse new life
nd vigor; cure sour stomach,
ausea, headache, dizziness and
olic, without griping or discom
irt. 25c. Guaranteed by Hood
Mr. N'azro Parker, of Meadow
iwnship, gave us a pleasant