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VOL. 25. SMITHFIELD. N. C.. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 7, 1900. NO. 40.
County Teachers' Meeting Saturday,
December 22nd, in Honor of Prof.
I. T. Turlington, Former County
Superintendent-Hon. J. Y.
Joyner to Speak.
In accordance with the wishes
of the teachers, the presentCoun
ty Superintendent, aud many j
friends, a day has been agreed i
upon (Saturday, December 22nd)
for a county Teachers' Associa
tion meeting at Smithfield. The
special honor of this'occasion is
to be'iu recognition of the faith
ful services of Professor Ira T.
Turlington, who for a quarter of
a century has been the acknowl
edged educational leader of our
people and for twenty-two years
was County Superintendent of
It will be interesting and in
spiring to renew the past quar
ter of a century of educational
progress of the State, and espec
ially to note that during this
time under good leadership our
county has kept well to the front.
By him no false lights have
been held up to our people. A
great scholar, a man of the high
est ideals, an humble, devout
Christian, a born leader, a teach
er of teachers as we believe Di
vinely called to his work, with a
continuous, tirm and fixed prr
f>ose to elevate the educational
ife of Johnston County, he has
held the unshaken confidence of
all classes of our people through
all these years.
At the climax of success by the'
assistance of an able Couuty |
Board of Education, he saw !
many magnificent school build
ings in hitherto backward locali
ties, and in the villages and
towns as a result of his labors; I
still with united educational
forces, with longer terms and (
better regulated schools the fu-,
ture prospects were brighter. Yet i
for reasons of his own on October
1st he resigned as County Super
intendent of Schools. ?
For reasons stated above and
manifold others, the teachers do
not think it a premature step to
hold a meeting in his honor. For
this action they offer no apology
to any one except ,to the modest
Professor Turlington himself.
We believe in placing flowers up
on the graves of those we love,
and also in well merited cases we
think flowers presented in life
time by their sweet fragrance
and brilliant colors will sweeten
present life, and brighten the
way of dark old age.
STATE 8UPT. JOYNER'S ADDRESS. '
Your present County Superin
tendent keenly feels his inability
to direct the great school work
of the County properly, and is
delighted to annouuce that State
Superintendent J Y. Joyner will
address us at our Couuty meet
ing. The mau who has moved
North Carolina certainly can
help us. Being invited to our
meeting he wrote that he was
hard pressed with official duties?
getting out reports, etc., and had
no moment to spare, but that he
had such high regard for our
former County Superintendent
he could not refuse and therefore
g?In order to have a nice program
tor the occasion the following
executive committe3 are ap
T.J. Lassiter. chairman; Elder;
J. A. T. Jones, Profs. J. R. WD*
liams, B.VV. Allen, Will Upchurch, [
Ben. E. Washburn, J. E. B. Davis,1
Messrs. Joseph W. Wood, J. R. i
Woodard, and S R. Brady; Miss- ?
es Flossie Abell, Eula Hood, El- j
len E dridge, Florence Hudson,
RenaEdgerton, Lou Young, Min
nie Strachan, Kate Edmundson,
Nellie Luneeford and Nellie John
The executive committee con
stitute an advisory board, the
object of which is to suggest and
aid in carrying out a suitable
program for the occasion. Ad
dress communications to Mr.
T. J. Lassiter, chairman.
Thaks are hereby extended for
the prompt attendance of the
teachers upon the meetings ap
pointed, there being only a very
lew whose names are not on the
attendance roll. It is hoped that
good will result in the course of
study, classing, geading, recita
tion schedule,school government,
and increased attendance. As
sociations were organized in sev
eral of the townships to meet
NORTH CAROLINA DAY.
Last week I wrote at some
length urging every teacher to
carry out the Memorial Exer
cises on the day appointed and
to send all contributions to Hon.
J. Y. Jovner, Ilaleigh, N. C. The
work of Dr. Mclver for the wo
men and children of our State
will stand forever. Especially
as Mr. Joyner is to visit our
county I would be glad that we
could send up a liberal contribu
tion to the fund.
- ? 1
GET A STEEL ENGRAVING OF DR.
State Superintendent Joyner
writes as follows: "Mr. Charles
L. Van Noppen, publisher of the
Biographical History of North
Carolina, has kindly donated to
the Memorial Fund one thousand
excellent steel engravings of Dr.
Melver. I will send one copy of
this engraving free to each ten
public schools in each county
making the largest contribution
on North Carolina Day to the
fund: Provided, that the picture
will not be sent to any school
contributing less than $2.00."
i lll', .1UKTH ( AKULIAA JUtl(.\AL.Uf
Many of our teachers are not
yet taking the above paper. All
should take it. It has behind it
the educational forces of the
State, Academy, High School.
College, the country public
school, and the city graded
school. It comes twice a month,
it is the best educational journal
ever published in our State, yet
it costs only $1 per year. If you
have not seen a copy write Mr.
H. E. Seeman, Durham, N. C.
J. P. CANADAY.
Board of County Commissioners.
The Board of County Commis
sioners met Monday in regular
session with the following pres
C. M. Wilson, chairman, W. T.
Bailey, X. W. Smith, Josephus
Johnson and W. G. Wrenn. The
reports of the various county
officers were read and approved
and ordered recorded. After al
lowing the usual monthly ac
counts, the old Board adjourn
After dinner the new Board
met and organized by electing
W. T. Bailey chairman. The
other members of the Board are
W. G. Wrenn, N. W. Smith, Al
len K. Smith and Eli S. Turling
G. M. Hinton was re-elected
keeper of the County Home for
the next two years.
Allen K. Smith, |C. M. Wilson
and T. K. Hood were appointed
The bonds of the county offi
cers were accepted and approved
TA I ? V la a a ? -
n. ai. i>owen, snerm, Dond for
George A. Hood, treasurer,
bond for $32,000.
W. S. Stevens,Clerk of Superior
Court, bond for f10,000.
Sam T. Honeycutt, register of
deeds, bond for $5,000.
Z. L. LeMav, coroner, bond
T. R. Fulghum, surveyor,bond
All the bonds were made wiib
personal sureties except R. \1.
Nowell's, which was given in a
The following constables took
the oath of office and had their
Pleasant Grove, Lynn B.
Uneals, W. H. Godwin.
Boon Hill, John H. Game.
Beulah, Ah in Rains.
lngrams, Harry Allen.
Smithfield, J. T. Barham.
Wilson's Mills, C. B. Parrish.
Banner, J. H. Wheeler.
Elevation, J. G. Hixon.
Cleveland, J. C. Holt.
Meadow, W. J. Hudson.
APPALLING RAILROAD WRECK.
President Samuel Spencer and Others
Killed Thanksgiving Morning On
The most appalling railroad
wreck recorded in recent history
! occurred Thursday morning of
last week?Thanksgiving bav
in ten miles of Lynchburg, Va ,
and a mile north of Lawyer's de ;
pot, w hen Samuel Speueer, Pres
ident of the Southern Railway,
and recognized as one of the fore
most railroad men in the devel
opment of the Southern States, j
was killed in a rear end collision j
in which two fast Southbouud j
trains were involved. In the
same wreck three of his guests
were killed. Mr. Spencer's pri
vate secretary, E. A. Merrill, of J
j New York City, and one of the l
three porters, survived the acci
dent. The dead are: President
I Samuel Spencer, New York City;
Charles I). Fisher, of Baltimore;
| Philip Schuyler, of New York;
Frank T.Redwood, of Baltimore;
1). VV. Davis, of Alexandria, Va.,
private dispatcher to President
Spencer; William Pollard, color
ed porter on President Spencer's
The accident resulted from a
collision between traiu No. 37,
the Washington and Southwest
ern vestibuled limited, which ran
into the rear end of the train No.
33. known as the .Jacksonville
President Spencer ami his par
ty occupied the rear car on the
forwarJ train, and as far as
kuown were sleeping when the
collision happened and the pro
liabilities are that all of chetnex
cepting Dispatcher Davie were
killed iustantly. It is certain
! that life was extinct before the
llamee touched them. President
Spencer's body was burned al
most beyond recognition, as was
I that of Mr. Fisher.
President Spencer was lying
i directly under the big locomotive
of the rear train. So great was
the force of the impact that the
forward train was sent at least
150 feet ahead, the locomotive,
going over and upon the body
of Mr. Spencer.?Mount Olive
Neuse German Club Dance.
The Neuse German Club gave a
dance at Sanders Hall last Fri
day evening. The german was
led by Capt. and Mrs. H. L.
Skinner. The music was fur
nished by the Wilmington Ital
The following couples partici
pated: Capt. and Mrs. H. L.
Skinner, Dr. A. H. Rose with
Miss Lessie Graves, of Carthage;
D. M. Campbell (Raleigh) with
Miss Lena Hicks; R. R. Holt
with Miss Edith Pou, of Raleigh;
W. N. Holt with Miss Mary B.
Williams, of Oxford; Hugh Ad
ams with Miss Annie Noble, of
Selma; Dr. Holloway with Miss
Marie Abell; W. C. Sanders with
Miss Ruth Sanders; J. A. Camp
bell with Miss Annie McGuire; S.
W. Myatt with Miss Katie Wood
all; T. W. Daniel with Miss Annie
Ihrie Pou; W. M. Grantham with
\Iiuu .Irtapnhinu Slhno' Vf Mir.
att with Miss Mildred Young; it
M. Sanders with Miss Mildred
Sanders; Jesse B. Adams with
Miss Mav Moore; Hiram Gran
tham with Miss Minnie Lunce
ford; A. M. Aoble with Miss Ruf
fln, ol Whitakere; Mr. and Mrs.
S. T. Honeycutt, Mr. and Mrs.
N. M. Lawrence.
Stags: Messrs. Will Tomlin
son, J. VV. Moore, Dr. G. .1. Rob
Chaperones: Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Woodall. Mr. and Mrs. T. S.
Ragsdale, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Sanders. Mrs. E. .T. Holt, Mrs. I.
T. Turlington, Mrs. Ed. S. Abell
and Mrs. S. S. Coley.
New Cure For Epilepsy.
J. B. Waterman, of Water
town, O., Rural free delivety,
writes: "My daughter, afflicted
for years with epilepsy, was
t cured by Dr. King's New Life
Pills. She has not had an at
tack for over two years." Best
body cleansers and life giving
tonic pills on earth. 25c. at Hood
A JAIL TERM FOR MANGUM.
Whiskey Selling Gets a Durham Man
In Trouble?Government License
Prima Facie Evidence.
Durham, X. C , Dec. 4.?Judge
!? red Moore ami Solicitor A. L.
Brooks are throwing sensations
into rhe ranks of those who have
been selling: whiskey illegally in
this county The position has,
been taken that the genuine
blind tiger, the man who runs a
whiskey dive for profit, shall suf
fer by imprisonment. A recent
law of the United States govern
ment gives the solicitors the
right to know all who have gov
ernment license in the county,
and the Watts and Ward State
laws makes it prima facie evi
dence of guilt of illegal sale of
whiskey when a person has a
government license to sell, aud is
not a legal handler of whiskey in
Acting under this law the so
licitor has ascertained that there
are thirty-one whiskey licenses,
government permits, in this coun
ty. As the police make an arrest
the records are referred to, and
if the illicit whiskey seller has
government license to sell he is
sure to suffer severely. As a
lawyer remarked to me to-day it j
put the defendant in the position
of either pleading guilty of sell
ing whiskey or else committing
perjury aud get sentenced for
I both. I
JordanT. Manjrum, who comes
from a good family and whose
people are old citizens here and
himself a merchant, was placed
in this position and he entered
pleas of guilty in two cases for
selling whiskey, and one plea of
guilty for whipping a man who
had given information againSt
him. Judge Moore gave him six
months in jail, and to pay all
costs in one case; he was fined
$200 and ad costs in another
case,and judgment was suspend
ed upon the payment of costs in
the third case, it being under
stood and so ordered by the
judge that in the third case the
defendant shall deposit a suffi
cient amount of money with the
clerk of the court to pay for his
board while he is in the county
jail. This sentence, severe as
compared to the usual sentence .
of the courts, has had the effect'
to throw consternation into the
ranks of those who stand indict
ed before this court on the charge
of selling whiskey.
Late News Notes.
Severe earthquake shocks oc
curred in the British West In
dies Tuesday night.
Senator Lodge Wednesday in
troduced a bill to prohibit the
employment of children in facto
The trial of Mrs. Birdsong, a
prominent young woman who
killed Dr. Butler, a nephew of
Governor Longino, began Wed-j
nesday at Hazelhurst, Miss.
At Washington Wednesday the
officials of ihe Southern Railway
began an inquiry into the wreck
in which President Spencer lost
his life on Thanksgiving Day.
An appeal will be taken in the
case of Chester E. Gillett, con
victed of drowning Grace Brown
in Moose Lake, New York, and
his mother and father have tele
graphed him that they will be by
his side at his next trial.
In Chicago Wednesday, pend
ing an investigation into the
mysterious death of Martin Vir
gal and his four children, who
are supposed to have been pois
oned to get insurance, Mrs.
Yirgal committed suicide.
In the Senate Wednesday For
aker called up his resolution
making inquiry into the dis
charge of three companies of ne
gro troops and Senator Warren
offered a substitute for it, the
matter going over for another
Thirty soaking rains have
flooded southern Arizona and as
a const quence a mountain reser
voir broke and swept down upon
the town of Clifton, drowning 18
people, sweeping away scores of
houses and doing immense dam
State News Notes.
During the month of Novem
ber the American Cigar factory
at Greensboro made and shipped
1,800,000 salable cigars.
The British steamer Hampton,
('apt. Courtney, has cleared from
Wilmington for Bremen. Germa
ny, with 14,153 bales of cotton
valued at $795,000.
A two manual organ, costing
995,000 ami built by Hilgrene,
Lane & Co., of Alliance,Ohio,has
just been placpd at the Baptist
church at High Point.
The people of High Point are
taking active steps to secure the
creation of a new county by the
1 .egislature soon to meet, with
High Point as the county seat.
J. W. Davis died a few days
ago at Denton, Davidson Coun
ty, from the effect of swallowing
a bone two years ago The bone
lodged in his throat and caused
R. J. Reynolds, the great to
bacco manufacturer of Winston,
subscribed $5,000 for a Young
Men's Christian Association in
that city. Half of the $40,000
required has been raised.
A nllinf f/AP fho m onnfont-imn *-v f
ii pi<?uv i"i u??i iiirauuirtriKii r i;i ,
ladies' garments?full suits and
skirts?is to he established at
Gastonia. The clothes will be
made of the best materials and
offered to the best class of trade.
The mother of Col. Julian S.
Carr died earlv Saturday morn
ing at the old home in Trinity at
the advanced age of 04 years.
Col. Carr and other members of
the family were with her when
the end came.
J. L. Stafford, of Cabarrus
County, sold twenty-one turkeys
on the Charlotte market for
$37.50, an average of $1.78
apiece. Mr. Stafford says he has
that many more to sell for the
The Greensboro press corres
pondent says that 30 solid car
loads of dressed turkeys passed
through that town Mondav of
last week?being shipped from
the South to the North for
The State Board of Canvassers
at Italeigh has completed its
work. The State vote is found
to be: McNeill, corporation com
missioner, 123,272; Douglas, Re
publican, 77,017. Democratic
Forty farmers from the North
west have purchased land and
will locate at Artesia, Columbus
County. That county has se
cured a number of good citizens
from that section and will be
glad to have many more.?Ral
eigh News and Observer.
Less than one month ago Win
ston-Salem started to raise $40,
000 for a Y M. C. A. About the
same time Raleigh held a meet
ing to set the ball in motion.
Winston-Salem has raised $40,
000 and over. Raleigh hasn't
started the ball moving yet. O,
for some of the Winston-Salem
spirit of giving among the rich
men and women of Raleigh.?
Raleigh News and Observer.
Saves Adams and Sawyer,
Washington, D. C., Dec. 5.?
The President has commuted to
life imprisonment the sentence of
death imposed upon Arthur Ad
ams and Robert Sawyer, negro
members of the crew of the
schooner Henry A. Berwind, who
were convicted of mutiny and
murder aboard the vessel about
a year ago, who were tried at
Wilmington, N. C., and are now
in jail at that place.
Long Tennessee Fight.
For twenty years W. L. Rawls,
Bells, Tenn., fought nasal ca
tarrh. He writes: "The swell
ing and soreness inside my nose
was fearful, till I began apply
ing Bucklen's Arnica Salve to
the sore surface: this caused the
soreness and swelling to disap
pear, never to return." Best
salve in existence. 25c. at Hood
FIERCE EIRE SUNDAY NIGHT.
Mrs. Myatt's Boarding House Burned?
Loss Over $2,000?No Insurance.
Citizens Generously Contribute.
Last Sunday night Mrs. Mary
Myatt's boarding house, on the
corner of Second and Bridge
streets, was totally destroyed by
tire. The fire originated in the
kitchen and was not discovered
until the flames had gained good
headway. The fire alarm was
given, and in a short while, a
large crowd of citizens had gath
ered on the scene. The fire com
pany with their engine was on
the grounds in an incredibly
; short time, but the tire had such
! a start that the building could
not be saved. All furniture on
the first floor of the building was
saved; that on the second tioor,
together with the belongings of
some of her boarders, was con
I sumed in the flames. Through
the efforts of the fire company
the fire was kept from spreading
to other buildings.
The alarm was given just
I about the time the services at
the different churches were clos
ing, and almost every body at
once rushed to the scene of the
fire. On account of this much
more of the furniture was saved
than perhaps might otherwise
have been, had all the people
been at their homes.
The lose, which amounts to
more than $2,000, falls very
heavy on Mrs. Myatt as she had
no insurance. The sympathy of
the community was enlisted in
her behalf and the citizens of the
towu contributed about $000
for her benefit Monday. This
will be a great help to her at
Mrs. Myatt at once rented the
S. It. Morgan residence and be
gun keeping boarding house
there next day after the Are.
The building burned, was put
up many years ago, and was one
ot the landmarks of Smithfield.
For many years it was occupied
as a general store by Seth Wood
all & Company, but for the past
ten or twelve years it had been
used as p boarding house, first
by Mrs. Grice and later by Mrs.
The Movement a Christian One.
We believe that movement for
the establishment of a reforma
tory is a broad Christian one. It
is based on true Christianity as
well as a sound principle of polit
ical economy. What is best for
the body politic is best for Chris
tianity and what advances Chris
tianity elevates and purifies the
body politic. While church and
state are separate and distinct
in this country, yet to accomp
lish the greatest amount of good
and to make each serve to the
highest degree the purpose for
which it was instituted the two
must go hand in baud and work
together for the attainment of
the desired end, the suppression
of crime and vice and the lifting
up of the human race to a per
ception and a practice of a high
er and a nobler life.?Wilming
New President of Southern.
New York, Dec. 5.?W. W. Fin
| ley was to-day elected president
j of the Southern Railway Compa
ny, succeeding the late Samuel
[ Spencer. Mr. Finley has been
| second vice-president of the com
A Western Wonder.
There's a Hill at Bowie, Tex.,
that's twice as big as last year.
This wonder is W. L. Hill, who
from a weight of 90 pounds has
| grown to over 180. He says: "I
suffered with a terrible cough,
j and doctors gave me up to die of
! Consumption. I was reduced to
i 90 pounds, when I began taking
! Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, Cough and Colds.
Now, after taking 12 bottles, I
have more than doubled in weight
and am completely cured.'' On
ly sure Cough and Cold cure.
Guaranteed by Hood Bros., drug
gists. 50c. aud $1.00. Trial
| bottle free.