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VOL. 25. SMITHFIELD. N.C.. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 14, 190(5. NO. 41.
ESTIMATE ON COTTON CROP.
The Figures Indicating a Crop o( 12,
546,000 Bales Given Out by the
Government Followed by a
Big Drop in January
Washington, Dec 11 ?The
crop reporting board of the bu
reau of statistics of the depart
ment of agriculture from the re
ports of the correspondents and
agents of the bureau in conjunc
tion with the recent report by
the bureau of the census of the
quantity of cotton ginned, esti
mates that the total production
of cotton in the United States for
the year 1906-'07 will amount
to 6,001,726,000 pounds (not
including lintere) equivalent to
12,548,000 bales ot 500 pounds
The estimated production in
500 pound bales by states is as
Virginia, 13,000; North Caro
lina, 537,000; South Carolina.
875,000; Georgia, 1,578,000;
Florida, 54,000: Alabama, 1,
352,000; Mississippi, 1,484,000;
Louisiana, 930,000; Tpxas, 3,
944,000; Arkansas, 791,000;
Tennessee, 260,000; Missouri,
43,000; Oklahoma, 380,000;
Indian Territory, 405,000.
Liquor For Christmas.
For a great many years some
of our people have deemed it im
portant to haveliquorforCbrist
mas. Just why we have never
known. All the pleasure to be
derived from Christmas has been
taken away from many individ
nals and many hi mes by the use
of liquor. Hoys and men, and
sometimes girls and women, too
full of liquor to enjoy the com
pany of relatives and friends and
to get a share of the Christmas
fun and merriment! If you want
to get most out of Christmas a?
a holiday you should leave off j
Solomon says ''Deadfiiescauee;
the ointment of the apothecary
to send forth a stinking savor;
so doth a little folly him that is
in reputation for wisdom and
honor.'' A man may be temper
ate and sober every other day of
the year but if he engages in
drinking and drunkenness Christ
mas be is taking sides with, and
giving encouragement to, the
regular drinkers. His example
for that day at least endorses
their plans and habits. A man ;
should stand for the best morals
and the upbuilding of the people
Christmas as well as other days.
The strangest thing about the
whole case is that some people
who profess to believe in Chris
tianity will celebrate Christ's |
birthday by liquor drinking. It
was said of John who was to
prepare the way for Him and
help to start up the great work
of His kingdom "he shall drink
neither wine nor strong drink."
This reminds us that the work
was to be started on a sober I
basis. It would be good if it
could be kept on that basis.
Did .vou ever try to pass
through a Christmas without
using liquors? If not suppose
you try it this time. You will
not find it hard to do. The man
who can leave liquor off other
days can easilv do it Christmas.
We have been leaving it off many
years and do not see that our
happiness has been lessened, nor
has our health suffered on ac
count of not having liquor.
The money spent in Johnston
County in vears past for Christ
mas liquor alone would have
paid the way of several young
men and girls in college or to
prepare them to teach school
and for useful lives.
New Cure For Epilepsy.
J. B. Waterman, of Water
town. O., Rural free deliveiy.
writes: "My daughter, afflicted
for years with epilepsy, was
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
The North Carolina Conference
will meet next year at Newbern. [
AT THE CAPITAL OF BEULAH.
Mr. G. C. Fierce is visiting his
Mrs. J. C. Grady is visiting
lriends and relatives in Golds
boro this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox, the noted
temperance lecturers, are with us
for a few days.
Mr. Hermau Hamilton, of Wil
son, was visiting a special friend
Miss Cramer Richardson, who
has beeu visiting her sister, Mrs.
Tarner Hailey, has returned to
Miss Ella McKeutire, who has
been holding a position at the
depot, has returned to her home
Miss Pearl Peacock has re
turned home from Wilson, where
she has beeu nursing Mrs. Raper
who is very sick.
Mrs. J.W. Harden has returned
home after spending a few days
with her sister, Mrs. ifora Gil*
berath, in dmithtield.
Mr. Theo. Hassel, who has
been book keeper for G. G. Ed
gerton & don this year, returned
to his home last Friday.
Quite a number of our people
attended the Methodist Confer
ence at Rocky Mount last week
and report a pleasant trip.
Our esteemed townsman, Mr.!
j A. .1. Smith, has accepted the
position here as agent for the A.
0. L K. K. Co. We hope for him
Hurrah for our town ! where
will its borders be in a few more
years? There are ten new cot
tages in progress of building
here at present, besides several
small buildings that have just
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
M. E. Church is doing much effi- J
cieut work and they express
their desire to be of more service
and do better work in the future.
This we feel sure of as Mrs.
Teague is the newly elected
Miss Essie Sasser, of Pikevilie, j
who has just completed herj
course of study as stenographer
aud book keeper at Draughou's
Practical Business College of Ra- j
leigh, has accepted a position!
here with her brother, Mr. D. B. j
Miss Eva Darden, one of Ken
lv's most popular young ladies ?
returned home from Raleigh last
Saturday, where she has been at
tending King's Business College.
She will spend the holidays at
home, and return to Raleigh
after Xmas to complete her1
course of study.
We are very sorry to learn of
the sad accident that happened
to Master Paul Edgertou Wed- j
nesday evening while trying to
learn to ride a Dicycle. He was
thrown to the ground and broke
both bones in bis arm just above j
his wrist. The wound was quick-!
lv dressed by Drs. Gradv and
Hood, and the last we learned,
Paul was resting quietly. It
seems that Master Paul is not as
good at riding two wheel horses
as he is at riding those with four
Kenly, Dec. 12. Max.
Burglary at Princeton.
PrincetoD, V C., Dec. 11.?
Thieves entered the store of Mr.
John Ledbetter, of this place,
last night and stole a quantity
of merchandise amounting to
several dollars. Entrance was
effected by breaking the lock on
the door It is thought the
same parties are the ones that ,
entered the stables of Mr. L.I).
Grauthain, K. F. D. carrier on
route number one and secured a
horse and buggy as Mr Gran
tham's horse came up this morn
ing hitched to his buggy bearing
evidence of a hard drive. The*
parties were tracked to Golds- j
boro -where ail trace was lost.?
News and Observer.
The llaleigh City Health officer
reports that there are twenty
cases of small pox in the pest
house near that city. j
County Teachers' Meeting at Smlthfleld,
Saturday, December 22, 1906.
Before another communication
through the paper can reach the
teachers and people, this county
meeting will have taken place.
What we especially hope is that
in every way it will be a success.
Most people have their Christ
mas programs made out ahead,
and we are sure many have this
occasion as part of the program
?in fact, very many have already
told us so. Often bad weather
and other adverse obstacles, un
foreseen, arise and all plans re
sult in disappointment. Let us
determine to cany this meeting
to a success. We shall feel sorely
hurt over anything short of a
To the teachers and friends of
educatiou this meeting will mean
much. It is very seldom that we
have opportunity of hearing a
great educational leader as Supt.
Joyner speak. Heknows our ed
ucational needs ? country, city
and college. He feels the needs;
he can tell them with power.
meeting called at eleven
Mr. Jo.yner will not reach
Smithfield before 11:30 a.m. on
the riav appointed. Therefore
the teachers'exercises must come
first?from 11 to 12 o'clock.
Supt. .loyner's address can come
As the days are short let us
meet promptly at. 11 o'clock,and
adjouru at not later than two
o'clock. This will give chance to
take evening trains going either
way, and give time to reach
home through the country after
exercises are over. We want to
crowd a great many things into
these three hours. Remember
we must start on the minute to
get through?to look back
through a quarter of a century
of educational progress in our
county with the man we meet to
honor in the lead. He on time
Let executive committee and
others who will meet intheCoun
ty Superintendent's office as early
as possible on the day set. As i
court may be in session; it may
be decided to hold meeting in the
graded school building. That
matter can easily be settled on
the morning of the 22nd. Let
it be understood now, that on
that morning, all meet at court
A CHRISTMAS WELCOME TO ALL
This meeting, although ap
pointed by the teachers', is in
tended for all lovers of education,
and in behalf of the teachers, I
extend a cordial invitation to
the public. Prof. Turlington j
served the public as County j
Supt. so long, so ablv and so
faithfully, that the teachers were
not willing tor him to quit off
his great work without some
mark of respect being shown, tie
did not kuow of the meeting till
after it had been appointed in
his honor. Now let a large out
pouring of the people?not only j
the teachers, but his friends?j
and they are legion, show him
honor on this Christmas occas
ion by their presence. His pu
pils have filled almost every
sphere of life; farmers, merchauts,
doctors, lawyers, preachers, me
chanics, railroad men?all are
invited. By all means the ladies
should come for he has revolu- <
tionized female education in the
county. Under the old regime, I
there were only a few female
teachers in the county, now a
majority of the teachers are
ladies. Besides these hundreds
of educated mothers are bless
ing the homes.
THE OCCASION PATRIOTIC.
What theme can we contem
plate better calculated to iuspire
County and State pride than to
review our educational history,
and to honor those who have
led in making this history? Why
not as much honor them as the
leaders in war? Their victories
are harder won and their work
more enduring. Such honor the
schools all over the state have
given to the lamented Dr. Mc
lver, the champion of f-male ed
ucation. Some little mark of
honor we want to give to our
county-man who. yet buoyant
in life aud hope, hae done more
good for all classes of our people
?more substantial good, past,
present and future, for less re
ward than any other man in our
Superior Court Proceedings.
The December term of Johns
ton County Superior Court con
vened here Monday morning
with Judge James James L
Webb, of Shelby presiding. The
State was represented by Solici
tor Armietead Jones, of italeigb.
The following grand jury was
drawu aud sworn in:
Johu K. Denning, Elijah Whee
ler, M. A. Langdon, T. Marvin
Johnson, Louis Bras well, J. J.
Lee, S. B. Wall, Johu T. Creech,
J. W. B. Finch. J. D Wads
worth, J. A. Batten, C. L. John
son, Alvin Creech, Amos John
son, Joe. C. Dixon, L H. Har
riett, J.J. Massengill and W. K.
Mr. John It Denning was
sworn in as foreman and Mr. J.
E. Dickens was appointed officer
to wait on the Grand Jury.
Judge Webb delivered an able
charge to the Grand Jury,dwell
ing upon the great responsibility
of their office and definiug the
law relating to different mat
The most important case to
come before this term of the
court was that of Charles Pea
cock, charged with the murder
of Lon Jones. The prisoner
was arraigned at the bar and a
special venire of 150 men was
ordered to be summoued to ap- j
pear here next Monday, Decem
ber 17th, from which to get a
jury, the trial having been set for
Quite a number of minor cases
were disposed of or continued
There have been but very few
criminal cases of importance dis
posed of. Of those in which a
fine or imprisonment was im
posed we note the following;
Clifton Williams was sentenced
to 8 months in jail to be worked
on the public roads for stealing
a suit of clothes.
Frank Howard was fined ten !
dollars for carrying concealed
Walter Williams was given six
months in jail and assigned to
work on the roads.
A D. Orrell was fined fifteen
dollars and cost for an assaultj
with deadly weapon and required
to give bond for $100 00 for his
appearance at each term of;
court for the next eighteen |
months, and show to the court!
that he had been of good be
A nr\ r\a L' isHtr mn a
iuuuo iv 11 vj wars uuuvnicu ui
larceu.y and given a term of 12 |
months in jail and assigned to
work on the public roads
Quite a number of civil cases
have beeu disposed of up to
P. G. Barbour was granted a 1
divorce from his wife, Nettie E.
The following visiting attor-:
neys have been in attendance up
on this term of the court:
H. L. Godwin, E. F. Young,
and W. A. Stewart, of Dunn; j
F. A. Daniels, of Goldsboro; N. |
T. Ryals and J. M. Morgan, of I
Benson; J. K Barbour, of Eleva-1
tion; F. H. Busbee and Col. John j
W. Hinsdale, of Raleigh; Ex
Judge E. K. Bryan, of Wilming
ton; L H. Allred, of Selma amd
C. VV. Edgerton, of Ken y.
A Miraculous Cure.
The following statement by
H. M. Adams and wife, Henriet
ta, Pa., will interest parents and
others. "A miraculous cure has ]
taken place in our home. Our |
child had eczema five years and
was pronounced incurabie, when j
we read about Electric Bitters, j
and concluded to try it. Before |
the second bottle was all taken'
we noticed a change for the bet- J
ter, and after taking seven bot
tles he was completely cured."
It's the up-to-date blood medi
cine and body building tonic.
Guaranteed. 50c. and $1.00 at
Hood Bros', drug store.
i CLAYTON'S NEWS BUDGET.
Yelir is still sick, but is now
able to be out a part of the time.
Mrs. John S. Barnes aud chil
dren, after spending last week
with Mr. Barnes, are at home
Miss Swannanoa Home, who
is attending the Baptist Univer
sity, spent Sunday aud Monday
All of the Baptist brethren who |
attended tbe Convention at
Greensboro report the grandest
they ever attended.
Clayton High School continues
to prosper under the principal
ship of Prof. J. K. Williams and |
his efficient corps of teachers.
Tbe shelving is being put in, in
Mr. H. L Barnes' new brick |
stores. They will be ready for
occupancy January 1st, 1907.
"Dot", the Miner's Daughter,
a drama hy amatuers from Sel
ma, will be played here to-night >
(Wednesday.) Large crowd will
The young men of the Baptist
Church have organized a Young
Men's Prayer Meeting for Tues
day night of each week. The
young men are taking lots of in
terest in the meetings.
Rev. G. B. Starling, of Cary,
will preach on the Clayton Cir
cuit next year. Our Methodis:
people as well as numbers of our
Baptist people who know Mr.
Starling, seem highly pleased.
The Methodist parsonage will
soon be ready for the pastor
Clayton, Dee. 12th. Yelir.
State News Notes.
In Greene County Superior
Court a few days ago Noah Ham,
a juror who had imbibed too
freely, went to sleep in the jury
box. Judge Shaw fined him $50
aud sent him ttFjail for ten days.
Raleigh, Dec. 11.?Rev. E.
Pope, who for 20 years had been
a minister of the Methodist
church, has joined the Baptist
denomination and will be bap
tized tomorrow at the Baptist <
Tabernacle. For a year he has 1
been in charge of a hotel here 1
with the insurannce business as '
a side line. < 1
Arthur R. Hodge, the young 1
white man of Mark's Creek, j
Wake county, who on Saturday i
afternoon, in Raleigh, shot Clyde i
Jones, another young farmer, !<
who died at 3:30 a. m. Sunday, i I
is in jail without bond, the cor- i i
oner s jury having found that I
Jones came to his death from a ]
pistol shot wound indicted by a
weapon in the hands of Arthur
LV- 4-1 * J rv *
i ui i/ue ()hhl lew uhvh ur. l,en |
G. Broughtou, of Atlanta, has ,
been engaged ,u holding a meet- ,
ing at the First Baptist Church |
at Charlotte. He held four Her ,
vices last Sunday and the papers ,
report abort 175 conversions. I;
He generally preaches with
gloves off, and at his Sunday
morning service he pitched into I
worldiness among church mem '
bers, attacking card playing, '
theatre going and dancing.
State Auditor Dixon, as secre- (
tary of the Soldiers Home re
ports 115 present a year ago, 55
admitted, 2.'l dropped, 22 died.
The annual appropriation is .
*15 ,000. During the year *25,- ,
000 was expended in providing (
additional rooms, re roofing
buildings, etc. The pension roll
shows 14,035 pensioners, an in- (
crease of 719, to whom *273,-;
479 was paid. Besides this there (
was paid to totally disabled sol- ,
diers, 80 of whom were on the |
regular pension rolls *10,300. .
At the earnest reouest of a
number of citizens of Durham, ,
Governor Glenn has granted a
respite to Freemau Jones until
February 8th. The time for
Jones to die was drawing near.
He was tried at the August term
of Durham county court and '
found guilty of burglary iutheji
first degree and sentenced to be
bung on Friday, November 22
Au effort was made to get the
sentence commuted and he was ji
granted a reprieve until Satur
dav, December 15th?-next Sat
HARVEY JODDAN SAYS HOLD.
Mills Will Absorb Every Bale Produced
This Year ? The Government
Estimate Estimate Outside
Of The Facts.
Atlanta, Ga , Dec. 12?Harvey
Jordan, president of the South
ern Cotton Association, in an in
terview today upon the recent
government estimate placing the
crop of the current year at prac
tically twelve and a half million
"The holders of spot cotton in
the South should not become
panicky over the recent estimate
of the Bureau of Cotton Statis
tics aud the heavy slump which
followed in the speculative ex
changes of the country. The en
ormous demand for spot cotton
by the mills of the world will ab
sorb every bale of American cot
ton produced this year before
another crop can be harvested.
There is not now as much cotton
in the South to gather and gin
as was the case one year ago,
hence the present crop will never
reach 12,000,000 bales. If we
should irin as much cotton after
December 1 this season as we
did from the big crop of 1004,
the total crop would not exceed
12,200,000 bales- Every one ac
OUainted with t,hp ail.nnH/-?n
knows that there is no late cot
ton as was the case in 1904, as
the top crop this year was killed
by an unusually early frost.
Granting that only 85 per cent
of the crop was ginned to Decem
ber 1, the total yield would not
exceed 11,700,000 bales. The
Bureau has over estimated the
yield this year as badly as it un
derestimated the crop a year
The people are urged to hold
their cotton firmly for good
prices ai-d the spot market can
be fully maintained for the bal
ance of the season.
Late News Notes.
President Finley, of the South
ern Railway announces that in
new of the crowded condition of
Che single track lines and the
work of double tracking, some of
Che passenger schedules will be
reduced to slower speed.
After opposition led by Sena
tor Uarmac, the Senate Wednes
lay confirmed Moody for Asso
ciate Justice, Bonaparte for At
torney General, Vletcalf for Sec
retary of the Navy and Strauss
or Secretary of Commerce and
in the Senate Wednesday the
:reat\ agreed upon by the Mo
roccan conference was ratified,
iut the Democrats, with the as
sistance of Senator Foraker, Re
lublican, secured the qualifica
tion that the United States is
lot to narticipate in the enforce
ment of the arrangement as to
In the Senate Wednesday Sen
ator Rayuer, Democrat, of Mary
and, delivered a speech caustic
illy criticising President Roose
relt'e position with regard to
the Japanese school question iu
California; he declared that the
President is usurping functions
mtirely be.voud his jurisdiction,
ind quoted numerous authori
ties to show that any treaty in
notation of the inherited rights "
if a State is unconstituional.
With the women of the state
ind the Christian denominations
all urging theclaims of the young
criminal we believe the legisla
ture cannot treat the matter si
lently, as it has iu times past.
The people are aroused and they
will not staud for the delay pro
cess ao.v longer.?Charlotte News.
Long Tennessee Fight.
For twenty years W. L. Rawls,
Bells, Teun., fought nasal ca
tarrh. He writes. "The swell
ing and soreness iuside 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. ?5c. at Hood
Bros., druggists. .