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VOL. 25. SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 80, l!)0(i. NO. 3D.
DEATH OF DR. H. D. HARPER.
A Man of High Rank In His Profession
and Universally Esteemed.
Kinston, N. (J., Nov. 20.?Dr.
H. D. Harper,Sr , dentist, preach
er and prominent citizen, died
.Saturday morning ia the hospi.
ai at Wilson, N. D.
The death was a peculia. ly sad
one and will be a sad shock to
his many friends throughout the
State who will hear of it for the
first time through these columns
Dr. Harper had gone to Wil
son a week ago to be at the bed
side of his little daughter, Faye,
who is ill at that place of typhoid
fever. He had been suffering for
several days before leaving home
with a severe cold and shortly
after his arrival he, too, was
confined to his bed beside his lit
tle daughter and his case pro
For three or four days past,
friends and relatives here have
been notified from the hospital
that both patients were at the
point of death. Early this morn
ing Dr. Harper quietly passed
away, surrounded by his family
and his lovely youDg daughter
will probably join him beyond
the gates in a few short hours.
Dr. Harper was ntty-nineyears
old. He was perhaps the most
prominent dentist in North Car
olina, having twice served as
president of the State Associa
tion and always took an active
part in its affairs.
He was an ordained preacher
of the Cnristian denomination,
and up to within a few years fill
ed regular appointments each
Sunday, in addition to his pro
No man had more devoted
friends iu this city and county
than he, and every co operative
business enterprise in the city
will feel a distinct loss iu his un
He leaves three sons and three
daughters as his immediate sur
viving family, his wife having
preceded him several years ago.
The interment took place at
Maplewood cemetery here Sun
day.?News and Observer.
Dr. H. D. Harper, whose death
is noted above, was a native of
Johnston County, having been
born near Bentonsville,May 4th,
1847. His father, the late John
Harper, was a large planter in
that section. Dr. Harper, when
only seventeen years of age, en
tered the Confederate army in
the year 18G4 and served until
the close of the war. In 1869 he
entered the Kentucky University
where he received his literary and
ministerial education. During
the five years he stayed there, he
studied dentistry,and later on he
graduated from thp dental de
partment of the UuiVersity of
Tennessee. He worked his own
wav throned) nnlleu's
He located in Kiustonin 1882,
and lived there, where he met
with much success, until his
death. He was chairman of the
Board of Educatian for five
years. He was a prominent lodge
man and was connected with the
Masonic, Pythian, Odd Fellows
and Knights of Harmony Or
Dr. Harper was married to
Miss Delia Coward in 1877. In
1898 she died leaving six chil
dren. One of these, Miss Faye,
died at Wilson Monday of this
week. It was her illness that
called her father to Wilson at
which place he was when he died.
The Kiuston Free Press writing
on the death of Dr. Harper says:
"Dr. Harper was one of the
movipg spirits of the new Kins
ton that is now so rapidly chang
ing from the country village of
bv-gone days. The kindest of
men, with a sweet and lovable
aaces to him and bound tDem in
the bonds of eternal friendship.
Besides this, as a minister of the
Christian Church, he was promi
nent in the work of uplifting and
* bettering those about him. No
call to the service of the Master
ever fell upon his ears unheeded;
and his deeds of charity mingled
with the loving kindness of a big
heart will make his memory a
treasure to large numbers of
those who knew him."
Benson News Notes.
W. II Denning is erecting a
handsome residence here
It is a hard road for sinners
now; claim and delivery is the
J. R. Denning has purchased
property here and will build a
handsome residence at an early
J. Fierpont Morgan received a
slight scalp wound from an ax
in the baud of one John Carroll,
The business of the Atlan Ac
Coast Line here has so increased
that there has been an extra
man put on.
Bradley Johnson, of Emporia,
Va., is here to let the boys know
that his business in Virginia is !
Benson can boast as tine a
hearse, or funeral car, as there I
is in this county, that of Rose A
Standi, but we hope the thing
will have to stand still and rust
Frank Barefoot, of Greensbo
ro, is here, after an absence of
several years. He has come
back to congratulate his broth
er, A. L. Barefoot, on his defeat
for the Senate.
rne cotton marKet nere sun
holds its own, and will be even*
better now that'the lire compa
ny has shown the buyers and the
railroad that they can surely
put out a bad tire.
The Jr. O. U. A. M. (do you
know what this means?) turned
out in a body Sunday to hear
Rev. I). F. Putman, who always
preaches able sermons, practi
cal sense, the best side of lite and
how to reach it.
Our atnatuer tire company ! 1
saved the railroad company
; about $8,000 worth of cotton,
rosin and other freight on the
platform Tuesday. The damage
[ that might have resulted to other j
property can not be estimated, j.
With solemn deliberation and
absolute forgetfulness of himself,
Rev. IN. H. (iibbs did the ever
lasting act last Sunday morning
when he extorted promises
from Albert Stewart and iMiss
Victoria Wade to live together
as man and wife and to love,
cherish and comfort each other
while the vital spark doth re
main. All this happened at R.
A. Stewart's in Benson.
About 3 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon the tire bell told us there
was danger in the district.
Without waiting to adjust our 1
glasses we hurried forth to see !
the best work done by an inex
perienced company ever accom- '
plished under our observation
E. P. Britt who holds the nozzle
can turn more water into a
small place than any other man
we have ever seen, barring our i
recollection of X. T. Ryals. The
company is to be congratulated
upon its tine beginning and
! should have the encouragement
of our people.
Death of a Good Woman.
News comes to us of the death
of Mr. J E. Allen's wife, which
occurred at his home last Satur
day afternoon. She had been in i
bad health for a number of years, 1
and for the past three months
had been quite sicu with the
dropsy. She lacked only a few 1
days of beintr 45 years old. and
was the mother of eight children. \
seven of whom are living. She
was a member of the Primitive
Baptist church at Hannah's
Creek. She was a good woman
and lived an exemplary life before
all the world. She was the ,
daughter of the late W. B. Mas
Mad a Close Call. (
?'A dangerous surgical opera
tion, involving the removal of ]
a malignant ulcer, as large as i
my hand, from my daughter's i
hip, was prevented by the appli- ]
cation of Bucklen's Arnica i
Salve," says A. C. Stickel, of i
Miletus, W. Va. "Persistent
use of the Salve completely cur- i
ed it." Cures Cuts, Burns and
Injuries. 25c. at Hood Bros., I
CLAYTON'S NEWS BUDGET.
Miss Laurie Adams, o! Cary,
spent Saturday auti Suuday with
Miss Yallie Planchard.
Mr. Frank L. .Jones is at work
on the Methodist parsonage. We
think he intends finishing it right
The cotton market has been
splendid here this week and our
farmers are takiug advantage of
it on every hand.
Mr. Charles Gulley, of Durham,
was the guest hi his parents, Mr.
and Mis. M. G. Gulley Sunday
from eleven A. M. until eleven
Thanksgiving day Thursday
and in all our observations, we
have not seen a single man, wo
man or child who had nothing
for which to be thankful.
Yelir is improving, though un
able to write, he is still able to)
shut his eyes and talk and prom-1
ises a Clayton letter each week
now unless something bad hap
Messrs. John and Pat Massey
and their families attended a
family reunion at the home of j
Mrs. Farley at Princeton on last]
Sunday. Mrs. Farley is thei
mother of Messrs. Massey.
It seems that burglars attack
ed our town again Sunday night. j
Phe doings of one of the des
perado* \va* told in Tuesday's
News and Observer in verv vivid |
terms bv Mr. Quint F. Fool, cfi
We should be pleased if our I
people should take the advice of
Mr. Stancill, of Archer, and give]
us before Wednesday of each
week any items of interest that
may happen to come to your
Messrs. Marvin Ellis and Lonli
Die Holland, of the Southern
Railway service, are here on aj
visit this week. We regret to;
?ote that Mr. Ellis has suffered j
much from toothache He had '
ten teeth extracted while here.
The Robertson Hotel will be |
under a new management after
Monday, December 3rd. Mr. H.
Poole will move in and take
charge on that date. We learn j
that Dr. and Mrs. Robertson will
remain for awhile to teach Mr.
and Mrs. Poole the rudiments of
We hear the gobble of the tur-;
key and it suggests the proximi
ty of Christmas and the drawing
to a close of another year. It al-1
so suggests the extreme swiftness !
of time and that, seemingly, on- j
ty a few days ago we ate a slice
from the breast of a Christmas 1
turkey in 1905
About a month ago Clayton's
Board of Aldermen bought a fire
lighting engine, forthwith a fire
company was organized. We are
not sure of the officers, nut thiuk
Mr. E. L. Oneal is captain. They
have in the company some of the
strongest and inostactiveyouug
men in our town.
Meetings continue a^tbe Bap
tist Church. Pleaching every
night. Ladies hold daily prayer
meetings in the church in the af
ternoons. Much and lasting
good is being doi e. Professions
of religion are being made at al
moBt every meeting. Pastor
Blanchard has had no one to as
?ist him in the preaching, still
to-day when seen seemed as fresh
and spirited as when the meeting
began, nearly two weeks ago.
Nov. 28th. "Yklir."
Made Happy for Life.
Great happiness 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; and I rejoice to
say,three bottles effected a com
plete cure." Quick, sure cure
for nervous complaints, general j
debility, female weaknesses, im
poverished blood and malaria. 1
Guaranteed by Hood Bros, drug
store. Price 50c. 1
Bible and Flag Presentation at Graded
Smithtield Council Junior Or
der I'nited American Mechanics
presented a Bible and a flag to
Turlington Graded School yes
terday morning with appropriate
exercises. The school assembled
on the Court House Square, form
ed iu Hue and marched to the
school building, the members of
the Smithtield Council Junior
Order briuging up the rear.
At the school house when all
had been seated, the exercises
?began with the school singing
"America." At the conclusion
of this song, Rev. J. H. Shore,
pastor of the Methodist Church,
led in prayer, the school stand
The handsome Bible and Am
erican flag given to the school
by the Junior Order were then
presented by Rev. Mr. Shore in a
short address of force and ap
propriateness. He spoke of the
Bible as the symbol of Religion,
the school house that of Educa
tion and the flag, that of Patriot
ism. He said that these three
Religion, Education and Patriot
ism,?is the trinity upon which
our coverninent isi hnilrlnrl
Prof. Turlington, superintend
ent of the school, accepted the
Bible and Hag for the school,
and thanked the Junior Order iu
the name of the School. In the
course of his remarks, he stated
that the principles of truth,
morality and patriotism were
taught in the school each day.
At the conclusion of his remarks
he introduced Mr. George E.
Hood, Mayor of Goldsboro. Mr
Hood is one of the leading J u niors
in the State, having served as
State Councilor, and at present
is a member of the Supreme Ju- i
diciary of the Order in the United
States. He explained in a short, |
but stronir address, the principles
of the Order which are, virtue,'
liberty and patriotism. His ad
dress was a splendid one and
was well received. At the con
clusion of Mr. Hood's address,
the school sang "The Old North
State" and then marched down
in front of the school building
and watched the unfurling of the
flag to the breezes. This was
greeted with loud and glad ac
claim from the large number of
school boys and girls present.
Death Near Spllona.
We regret to hear of the death
of Mr. Hihhard C. Langdon, of,
Elevation township, which oc
curred Tuesday of this week. He j
had been in poor health several1
months. He was an up-to-date
farmer, a good man and highly
esteemed by all around him. His
relatives and many friends will
miss him greatly. He was a son
of Mr. Carroll Langdon, who
died a few years ago. He was a
worthy son of a much loved and
Attempt at Burglary at Clayton.
Mr. Q. F. Pool, who was here
yesterday from Clayton, report
ed an attempted burglary there
As Night Watchman H. O. El
lis was making his rounds about
midnight he ran upon a negro
on the side porch of the residence
of Mr. Charlie ilorne, standing
at the window as if he purposed |
undertaking to enter. As Mr.
Ellis came around the corner of
the house the negro ran. The
watchman took after him and
chased him a considerable dis
tance, calling upon him to stop.
The negro was about to get away
and Mr. Ellis fell to snapping his
revolver at him. The pistol;
would not fire and the negro:
soon discovered the fact. Then
he turned and fired at Mr. Ellis
and he then turned and left. He 1
went home to get another gun ;
and the negro departed.?News J
and Observer, Tuesday.
Famous Strike Breakers.
The most famous strike break- i
ers in the laud 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 j
cure for constipation, headache
and dizziness. 25cts. at Hood |
Bros., druggists. \
Late News Notes.
About 300 people were killed
} by the explosion of a "roburit'*
(explosive) factory in West
phalia, Germany, Wednesday.
President Edwin A. Alderman,
of the University of Virginia, has
j been elected a member of the gen
eral education board in charge
( of the llockeleller's fund to aid j
Thomas !?. Costello, Edward
A. Smith, S. 15. Sargent and E,
C. llwello, Charlottemanufactur-j
ers, have been indicted for viola-1
tion of the immigration laws by j
importing English girls under!
contract to work in cotton mills, j
In the trial of President George
H. Buruham, of the Mutual Re
serve Life Insurance Company in
New York Wednesday it was
charged by the District Attorney
that Lou Payne, when State In-!
suranee Commissioner, demand-!
ed f100,000 and received $-10,
000 to allow the officers of the j
company to write the report of
the condition of the company.
In the investigation of the
coal lands fraud cases at Salt |
Lake City, a special agent of the!
Government in an affidavit in- j
volves United States Senators
Clarks and Warren in an effort j
to steer him away from hisduty;
he also says the land department I
at Washington suppressed evi-1
dence secured by him and he was
transferred bee lUje he was tool
Gen. Nettleton, of Chicago, for
mer assistant Secretary of the
Treasury, once abolitionist and
Union veteran has been to
Brownsville, l ex , and made a
disinterested investigation of the
conduct of the negro soldiers; he
declares that the soldiers were
causless insolent to white men
and wonjen, were midnight ma
rauders and murderers, and that
there is no earthly reason to
look upon them as martyrs.
New Officers to Take Charge.
On next Monday the recently
elected County officers will be
sworn in aud enter upon the
duties of their respective offices.
Mr. Robert Millard Nowell, of
Selma, will succeed Mr. J. T. El
lington as sheriff; Mr. Sam T.
Honeycutt, of Smithfield, will
take charge of the Register of
Deeds office, succeeding Mr. Wal-j
ter A. Edgerton; Dr. George A. j
Hood, of Kenly, will succeed Mr.
Alex Wiggs as treasurer; while
Mr. W. 8 Stevens will succeed
himself as Clerk of the Superior
There will be two changes on
the Board of County Couimis- j
sioners, Mr. Allen K. Smith sue-!
ceeding Mr. C. M. Wilson, who S
has been chosen Senator from
this district, and Mr. Eli S. Tur
lington succeeding Mr. Josephus
Johnson, who has been chosen
as one of the Representatives to
the Lower House from this
Mr. Z. L. LeMay and Mr. Thom
as It. Fulghum will succeed them
selves as coroner and surveyor.
Clayton, Nov. 28.?There took
place here this alternoou at half
past two o'clock at the Baptist
parsonage the wedding of Miss
Lessie Ellis, of this place, and
I)r. E. H. Broughton.of Raleigh.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. C. W. Blanchard.
The bride was charmingly at
tired in a blue going away gown,
hat to match, and she carried a
shower bouqet of lilies of the val
ley. She is a charming and at
tractive young woman, the
daughter of Mr. George W. Ellis.
The groom is a popular young
dentist of Raleigh, son of Mr.1
J. M. Broughton. They have
gone on a wedding trip to Rich
mond, Baltimore, Washington
and other points North.
Lou Woodall, a white girl 13
years of age, has disappeared
from her home in Cumberland
county, and Archie Turner has
been arrested, charged with kid
napping her Turner denies all
knowledge of the whereabouts of
Mr. J. W. Perry, we are sorry
to ea.v, is confined to his room
Prof. J. P. Cauaday was here
the 2<>th looking after the
"skule" affairs Several teach- ?
ers contiguous to this place met
Any one having news and
wanting it put in The Herald
will always tind me at "Sunny
Side" in the winter and "Shady
Nook" in the summer.
Mr. J. W. Massey and family,
P. H. Massey and family, of
Clayton, visited Mr. and Mrs. T.
P. Farley last Sunday. Also
Daniel D. Massey and children,of
Selma, were here.
Mrs. Mary Talton, wife of T.
It. Talton, age G7 years, died on
the 23rd inst. She leaves several
children and a host of friends.
Her funeral was preached by
Rev. Lovet Mitchell, of the Free
will Baptist church, of which she
was a faithful member.
J. D. F.
Death In Meadow.
Mr. John William Hudson, of
Meadow Township,-died last Sat
urday after a season of bad
health. He was two days over
seventy-eight years old. His
birth place was in the upper part
of Sampson County but most of
his life was spent in Johnston.
He was a faithful soldier and lost
one arm in the civil war. He
had a large family and was a
man of considerable influence in
community. He was a strong
Democrat and always took a
leading part in politics. He was
buried Sunday afternoon in the
family burying ground near
where he lived in the presence of
a large number of friends and
relatives. It was with much re
gret that the people of his section
heard of his death.
Marriage in Richmond.
Richmond, Ya., Nov.20.?This
afternoon at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Stevens,2417 E Grace
Street, Mr B. L. Stevens, of
Smitbfield, X. C., and Miss Delia
Dale Kevil, of Marion, Kv., were
united in marriage by Rev. R.
M. Maxey, of the Methodist Epis
After an extended Northern
and Eastern tour, Mr and Mrs.
Stevens will be at home to their
friends in Smitbfield, N. C.
Mr. Stevens is one of Smith
field's leading business men and
is connected with the Smithtield
Supply Company. The bride is
a popular young woman well
known in Goldsboro and Smith
field where she has spent several
months in the practice of her
The Methodist school for eas
tern North Carolina is to be lo
cated at Maxton. The commit
tee of nine appointed by the pre
siding elders of the Wilmington,
Rockingham and Fayetteville
districts so decided last week.
Maxton donates a site worth
$2,500 and $15,000 cash. Fay
etteville, Red Springs. Sanford
and Ham et, also bidders, sent
large delegations and liberal of
Fast Wilmington truck grow
ers are now cutting and shipping
fall lettuce in large quantities,
several car loads having already
gone forward duriDg the past
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
copiously from Mr. Tucker'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