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VOL. 25. SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 28, 1900. NO. 88.
CLAYTON'S NEWS BUDGET.
Mr. Riley Gulley has been sick
for a mouth?uot yet able to
Mrs. W. D. Lindsay and cbil-1
dren,of Wbitakers, speuf part of
last week here with relaiivts.
The Methodist parsonage w ill
soon be ready for occupancv. j
The plastering is nearly done
Messrs. Gulie.v A Gulley will
occupy one of H L Barnes' new
brick stores after January first
Since our last letter Messrs.
H orne & Son have moved iuto
their new store This is the pret
tiest store in Clayton.
Pastor Blanchard is conduct
ing a series of meetiugs at the
Baptist Church. Good sermons
every night. Much interest is be
County Superintendent, J. 1'.
Canaday, held a teachers' insti
tute here Wednesday morning,
November 1st. Theie were quite
a number of teachers from this
' Clayton will shortly have a
new drug store. Dr. J. B. Rob
ertson is having erected a small
building od his lot opposite J. J.
Ferrell's store, and will carry a
complete line of drugs.
At a meeting of the directors
of the Clayton High School Co.,
held Tuesday night, November
20tn, Mies lone Gulley was elect
ed a teacher of the intermediate
department and elocution.
Thorn ii'ill ho o nnm har of
1 UCIC TV 111 UC U UUU1UCI Ul
changes here January first. We
hear that Mr. John 8. Barnes, of
Smitbfield, is coming back here
to live. We are always glad to
welcome Clayton folks back
Messrs. J.J. Ferrell & Co. have
opened np business in the old
W. A. Barnes store near the de
pot. They carry a complete
stock of heayy aud fancy grocer
ies, fruits, vegetables and no
tions. Mr. Paul Wallace is their
Messrs. J. A. Vinson with Miss
lone Gulley, A Sam White with
Mies Lilla Maun, John T.Talton
with Miss Bessie Pulliam, and
Drs. Hocutt and Austin attend
ed a social gathering at Mr. (J. D.
Baucom's, by Miss Foy, compli
mentary to Miss Jean Moore, of
the Baptist University.
.Nov. 21st. Yelir.
The Broomell-Reed Recital.
The Broomell-Reed recital giv-1
en at Sanders Hall last Monday
evening under the auspices of the !
Smithfield Lyceum Club was j
quite as good in its way as the '
entertainment given by the Old
Homestead Quartette on October
Miss Reed's performances on
the harp were characterized by
the utmost grace and skill. Ail j
the harp numbers were much en
joyed,the Serenade by Moszkow
ski being perhaps the mostcharm
ing. Miss Reed's singing, accom-1
panied by herself on the harp,;
was also of a high order and
was very much enjoyed. Of Miss
Broomell it is hard to speak. She j
is a past-mistress of the art of j
portraying tne cnua cnaracter. <
One might believe that she has i
never lost a single year of her
own childhood but has kept them
all in reserve and is thus able to
be, rather than act, the child of
any age at will. Two of Miss
Broomell's numbers, "Eating the
Buckwheat Cakes" and "The
Last Day of School," are of her
own composition and were
especially good. "Diddie, Dumps
and Tot" and "Mr Johnsing at
the Sanatarium" were also very
The next entertainment to be
given by the Lyceum Club will be
after Christmas and will probab
lv be presented in our new City
Mad a Close Call.
?'A dangerous surgical opera
tion, involving the removal of
a malignant ulcer, as large as
my hand, from my daughter's
hip, was prevented by the appli
cation of Bucklen's Arnica
Salve," says A. C. Stickel, of
Miletus, W. Va. "Persistent
use of the Salve completely cur
ed it." Cures Cuts, Burns and
Injuries. 25c. at Hood Bros.,
Local News Notes.
Mr. 1). H. Stancil, of near Gar
ner, was here Friday and Satur
day looking after the delivery of
some fruit trees. While iu town
he called in and renewed his sub
scription to The Herald.
Mr. W. A. Bingham, of M il
miugton, has accepted a position
here with the Smithheld Furni
ture Co. and has moved his fain
ily here. They occupy the
Lunceford house on Oakland
The Epworth League will hold
a Thanksgiving service in the
League rooms here next Monday
evening, beginning at seven
o'clock. A special program will
be rendered. The public is cor
dially invited to attend.
The bank statements for The
Bank of Smithheld, The Bank of
Kenly, and the Clayton Banking
Company will appear in our next
issue. These statements will
show these institutions to be do
ing a splendid business.
Rev. D. P. Bridges, the new
pastor of the Smithfielu Baptist
church, was in town Monday and
imformed us that he would move
to Smithfield next Friday. He
will hold his first service here the
first Sunday in December.
Get every teacher m the coun
ty and every person interested
in our public schools read Supt.
Canaday's article in this paper
on page two. lc will give an idea
of what the new school readers
and other books are. Read it
and heed its advice.
Dr. R. T. Vann, President of
Baptist University for Women,
preached excellent sermons at
the Baptist church here Sunday
morning and night. This is the
first time Dr. Yann has preached
in Smithfield and large congre
gations were present to hear him
at both services.
The Smithfield Council, Jr. O
U. A. M., will present a flag and
a Bible to the Smithfield Graded j
School, next Thursday. Thanks
giving Day. Mayor George E. j
Hood, of Goldsboro, has been in- J
vited to be present audmaxei
the presentation speech. All
Juniors are cordially invited to
be present. The public is also
Selma News Items.
Sheriff-elect Mo well has traded
his nice black horse.
Allen Wall, colored, is building !
a brick store on the corner of
Railroad and Webb Streets.
James Price was taken to Ral-1
eigh Tuesday morning for failure !
to give bond for retailing liquor. |
The Railroad Company has
sold the old station hand house I
to Mr. John H. Parker, who has
moved it to his farm.
The Selma Supply Co. have op
ened a sale stable and h <ve got
ten in and nearly sold out a car
load of horses and mules.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Alex Green.of
Raleigh, are spending the week
here. Mr. Green is enjoying him-!
self hunting and is having much 1
The many friends of Mr. Wm.
Richardson will be proud to j
learn that he is slowly improv
ing; but, is not well enough to
The District meeting of the
Woman's Home Mission Society
met with the Selma Auxiliary
last Thursday and Friday.
Among the visitors were Mrs.
W. S. Stevens, of Smithtield, who
was with Mrs. C. Godwin; Mrs.
B. F. Dixon, of Raleigh, with
Mrs. W. H Etheredge; Mrs. B. B.
Adams, of Four Oaks, with Mrs.
N. E. Edgerton; and Mrs. E. B.,
McCullers with Mrs. R. J. Noble.
Famous Strike Breakers.
The most famous strike break
ers in the land are Dr. King's
New Life Pills. When liver and
bowels go on strike, they quickly
settle the trouble, and the puri
fying work goes right on. Best
cure for constipation, headache
and dizziness. 25cts. at Hood
Yelvington's Store is the place
to buy Men's and Boys' fur and
wool Hats cheap.
NEWS FROM POLENTA SECTION.
There will be no preaching at
Large crowd at Shiloh Sunday
morning heard a good sermon
by the pastor, Ilev. Mr. Hudson.
Luring Christmas week Oak
land Sunday School will have a
sociable, and Shiloh Sunday
School will have a Christmas
Mrs. W. T. Adams and little
son, Frederick, after spending
two weeks with parents in this
section, returned home Monday
Mrs. Lon Coats and Miss Pau
line Weeks are both sick with
typhoid fever. We are glad,
however, to report both improv
ing, and sincerely hope they will
soon be restored to health.
The early frost and wet weath
er cut off the cotton crop in this
section badly. The one-horse
crop farmer lost by it at least
one to two bales of cotton, the
larger farmer in proportion.
Mr. L. R. Martin, a former res
ident of this section, now living
in Wilson, is in this section on a
visit. Mr. Martin, we learn,is in
poor health, and is taking a va
cation from his work in order to
At the recent State Fair. Mr.
J W. (ireeu, one of our nursery
men, received first premium ou
apple and mulberry trees. Mr.
Green continues to enlarge his
nursery stock, says he is forced
to do so iu order to meet the de
mauds upon him.
At the las* election the Repub
licans iu this township worked
hard and some of them abso
lutely believed they would carry
the township, but their hopes
were short lived. The Demo
crats of this section don't want
Republican rule; they are afraid
to risk it.
One of Auburn's young gal
lants attended church at Sbiloh
Saturday and Sunday. In the
afternoon he took a stroll
amongst the evergreens and sev
eral times when not on his guard
he was tangled up its shrubbery.
Later on be paid a visit to the
Woods, and was so carried away
with its scenery and beauty that
he completely lost himself, and
not until Monday morning did
he manage to find his way on;,
and then it is told on him he
had to have help to put him on
his way home.
Wednesday's News Briefly Told.
At Centre, Texas, a negro who
committed murder, last Satur
day, was legally hanged, after
being found guilty.
Tom White, a white man
charged with murdering Mrs.
Morgan at Gaffney City, S. C.,
and robbing her of $750, was
taken to Spartanburg to pre
President and Mrs Rooseve't
arrived at Ponce, Porto Rico,
and received and enthusiastic re
ception from tne Porto Rican
people; in a speech, the President
promised the Porto Ricans cit
Mrs. Welhelmina Eckhardt is
under arrest in New York, for
murdering infants and burning
their bodies in a stove; her two
daughters furnished levolting
evidence against her and refused
to call her mother.
The three companies of negro
troops at Fort Reno, Oklahoma,
will have to take their punish,
ment as Secretary Taft would no
longer hold in abeyance Presi
dent Roosevelt's order to have
them dishonorably discharg
ed; the records of the War
Department, based upon a
thorough investigation, show
some of the black sol
diers used the guns of the
army to carry out a preconcerted
plot to murder citizens of Browns
ville, Texas, and that to a man
all their comrades entered into a
compact to shield the guilty
We have several good second
hand Buggies for sale cheap.
The Ellington Buggy Co.
Rugs from 25 cents and up at
W. E. Smith's store, Selma, N.C.
A very pretty home wedding
was solemnized tiere Weduesdaj;
night at tue residence of Mrs. L
E. Kirkmau, the contracting
parties being tier daughter, Miss
bettie, and Mr. Herman Jones.
Before tne eeremouy, Mrs. Allen
j K. Smith sweetly snug "Lovt
| Lives Forever." To the strains
I of Mendelsshou's wedding inarch
skillfully rendered by Miss Eula
Hood, the bridal party entered,
the groom with his best man,
Mr. John T. Talton, of Clayton,
and the bride leaning on the arm
of her maid of honor, Miss Annie
Osborne, of Danville, Va.
The ceremony which made the
t wo husband aud wife was per
formed by Kev. J. H. Shore, pas
tor of the Methodist churcn of
this place. The parlor was beau
tifully decorated in white and
green, with numerous candles
softly illumiuatiug the cnarmiug
After the ceremony the guests
were invited into the dining
room by Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Cole, where they enjoyed dainty
refreshments served by two little
girls, Misses Lucile Johnson and
Kachel Jordan, nieces of the
bride, dressed in pink and white.
The dining room was artistically
decorated in pink aud green
I From there the guests were in
vited into the sitting room by
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kirkmau,
where the many beautiful and
| lovely gifts, which bore evidence
j of the high esteem and love of
I their friends, were displayed.
The color scheme of red and
green was effectively carried out
in the sitting room and hall,
| while between the fronts and back
! halls was an arch of white and
green and American Beautyroses
from the centre of which hung a
hugebunch of Southern mistletoe.
The bride, carrying a shower
bouquet of white carnations and
maidenhair fern, was handsome
j ly gowned in white, her veil of
I tulle being caught with a pearl
brooch?the gift of the gryom.
The maid of honor wore white
j taffeta and carried pink carua
The bride is the youngest
J daughter of the late Dr. L E.
Kirkman, and is loved and ad
mired by a large circle of friends,
j The groom is a rising young bus
iness man of Smithfleld. The
j young couple will make their fu
ture home in this town.
The out-of-town guests were
Misses Ellie and Annie Osborne,
of Danville, Va ; Miss Maie Bain,
of Greensboro; Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Alexander, of Lexington; Mrs.
J. D. Buie, of Hayne; Mr. D. H.
Hood, of Dunn; Mr. John E.
Hood and daughter, of Kinston;
I Mr. Y. E. Young. Mr. Simeon
Young, and Mrs. Edith Britt, of
McCullers; Mr. John T. Talton,
j of Clayton; Misses Mamie and
j Myrtie Jones, of Clayton town
A Year of Blood.
The year 1903 will long be re
membered in the home of F. N.
Tucker, of Alliance, Ky., as a
year of blood; which flowed so
I _ ? i c xf ? rn i i
copiously iroin ivir. inciter s
lungs that death seemed very
near. He writes: "Severe bleed
ing from the lungs and a fright
ful cough had brought me at
death's door, when I began tak
ing Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption, with the as
tonishing result that after tak
ing four bottles I was complete
ly restored and as time has prov
en permanently cured." Guaran
teed for sore lungs, coughs and
colds, at Hood Bros', drug store.
Price 50c. and $1.00. Trial bottle
The majority for Mr. Crawford,
the Democratic congressional
candidate in the tenth district, is
026,just 38 more than Congress
man Gudger received two years
Car Dan Valley Flour just re
ceived at Cotter-Underwood Co.
W. E. Smith, Selma, N. C., is
sole agent for the Dorothy Dodd
A large supply of standard
novels on hand at The Hekald
office. Prices within reach of all.
HAPPENINGS AROUND ARCHER.
<\ Mr. Moan Taylor, of Tarboro,
is visiting his sister, Mrs. W. .1.
We understand that Mr. J. W.
1 Price and family will moye to
| Raleiirh soon.
1 Several of our people went to
! | Raleigh last week to see Barnum !
1' & Bailey's circus.
1 There is still a great deal of
i cotton in the patch owing to the
scarcity of labor.
Mrs. J. 11 Wall left Sunday to j
visit her daughter, Mrs. Troy A.
Brauham, at Raleigh.
Elder J. A. T. Jones preached
to a large audience at Salem Sun
day. His subject was "Purity j
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. I. Barnes,of
[ Play ton, were here Sunday to see I
Mr. Barnes' brother, who is sick
j with fever.
The next Vocal Union of this
section will be held with Thanks
! giving church the first Sunday in
Several of us (teachers) will at- j
j teud the teachers meeting to be
I held iu Clayton township to- I
The little four-months-old |
child of Mr. Z V. Liles died last'
week. This makes six deaths in |
| the Liles family this year.
Air. Ij. jm Marues, who has
been sick with typhoid fever, is
thought to be slowly improving,
though his condition is still crit
Dame Itumor bids us listen for
the glad sound of wedding bells
that are soon to peal forth in I
one joyous outburst of peace and
Now that the election is over5
and the political animosities are;
i cooled down we (correspond- j
ents) will appreciate any news j
that the people in our commu-|
; nities wish published and will!
| cheerfully send it in for publica-5
We are irnft ruied that Mr. J. I
W. Sealey has sold his mill, farm |
and store to a Mr. Strickland,
and wi 1 go in business elsewhere
at the first of the year. Mr. Sea
ley is an enterprising business
t inan and we regret to lose him
from our community.
Nov. 20. S. L. W.
Epworth Leaguers Entertained.
The "Beckwith" Epworth
I League was very pleasantly en- j
tertained last Friday evening, [
j November Kith, by the president, j
Mr. W. A. Edgerton. The fea-j
; ture of the evening was guessing j
I charades. The titles of twenty I
| books were represented. After j
j the contest, the guests were in- j
vited to the dining room where
| they were served with delightful j
5 refreshments. The remainder of5
the evening was spent in playing
! old-time games, and before wei
had played "Going Fishing" half j
enough, it was time to depart. j
Music by Misses Hood and Allen
and Mrs. A. K. Smith added j
much to the occasion.
On Saturday, the 8th day of
December, 1906,1 will sell to the
j highest bidder the following
I real estate, situated in the town
of Kenly, N. C.: Two and one
j fourth acres of land fronting j
| Second Street on the north side ?
j of the town of Kenly. This prop-1
j e-ty will be divided in nine lots j
of one-fourth of an acre each, |
fronting the Second Street 52$
feet and running back 210 feet
to Barnes Watkins' line. On
this property are situated a 4
room dwelling and barn, stables,
etc. Also all of lot number 1 in
Block C fronting Gardner's Ave
nue 140 feet aDd running back
150 feet, with a 20-foot alley
Third Street. This property
will be divided into 3 lots, front
ing Gardner's Avenue 46$ feet
and running back 150 feet. This
property is situated in the busi
ness part of the town.
I will also sell two horses, one
mule, two wagons and one bug
Terms of Sale . One-half cash,
balance in twelve months.
Sale to commence at 1 o'clock
George T. Boykin,
Taylor's. N. C., R. No. 3.
Mr Will Thompson has a new
boarder?a little girl.
Mr. Gray Kadford, of Utah, is
visiting in our community.
Mr. Jack Edwards is out again,
after being sick a week or so.
Mr John Gurley hBS accepted
a position in W T. Edwards'
Mr. and Mrs Bob Hooks, of
Walters, were visiting Mrs. J. W.
Mr. P. H. Joyner has resigned
his positiou as carrier on R. F.
I). Route No. 2.
Mrs. Emma Martin and chil
dren, of Florence, S. C\, are visit
ing at Mrs. Bailey's.
Miss Nannie Bailey has return
ed home from South Carolina, to
the delight of her many friends.
Mr. H. K. Hamilton and fami
ly have moved in town. Mr.
Hamilton will pull the throttle
on the Bernshouse road.
Mrs. J. Ben Howell gave the
frying size girls and boys of our
town a party last Monday night.
They report a tine time.
Miss Beatrice Lee Finlayson
left some time back for an ex
tended trip to Southern Pines,
Wadesboro, Florence and Che
||_ T--! - L VI ?
-?ir. isaian rearce, wno some
time back happened to the mis
fortune to break his leg: by un
loading: wire fencing, will soon be
on his feet again.
Capt Joseph Richardson, of
Raleigh, was visiting his com
rade, Jack Eason, last week.
There was a revival of old time
memories between them
Mr. C. K. Joyner has lately
moved herefrom Porto Rico. He
left last week for Panama where
he has a government position.
His family will remain here.
Mr. Geo. T. Whitley had the
misfortune to lose his gin by tire
last Fndav. No iusurance. He
says he will uot build any gin
works but is going to put a saw
mill back. They saved that.
Harriet Sims, who lived on
Jesse Wellons' place, had every
thing she had burned up on No
vember 7th, and the saddest
part was that her mother, near
ly one hundred years old, was
burned up in the house. It is
supposed that she, being left
alone, tried to build a tire, which
resulted in the burning of the
house. Harriet is a very indus
trious colored woman, well
thought of by all.
J. D. F.
Birthday Party at Kenly.
Kenly^ N. 0., Nov. 20.?The
Harden residence, one among the
handsomest in Kenly,was thrown
wide open to friends on the loth
inst., the occasion being the 18th
birthday of the charming little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. J.
Harden, Mies Nina, and the oc
casion was the most enjoyable
of the season/ She was the re
cipient of numerous presents,
aud demonstrated herself to be
extremely popular in the com
munity. Every feature of the
occasion was simply superb.
The paramount feature through
out the entire program was a
stream of joy?a stream of love.
Made Hannv fnr I Ife
Great happiDess came into the
home of S. C. Blair, school su
perintendent, at St. Albans, W.
Va., when his little daughter
was restored from the dreadful
complaint he names. He says:
'?My little daughter had St. Vitus
Dance, which yielded to no treat
ment but grew steadily worse
until as a last resort we tried
Electric Bitters; aud I rejoice to
say, three bottles effected a com
plete cure." Quick, sure cure
for nervous complaints, general
debility, female weaknesses, im
poverished blood and malaria.
Guaranteed by Hood Bros.' drug
store. Price 50c.
Just received 250 sample suits
of the very latest styles. Will
be sold at 50 cents on the dollar.
Dan Valley Flour at Cotter
A full line of lace curtains
trom 35 cents per pair and up.
W. E. Smith, Selma, N. C.