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VOL. 2(i. SMITHFIELD. N.C.. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER ((, 1<H)7. NO. 27.
PARKER NOT A CANDIDATE.
Denies Campbell's Statement that He
Portland, Me., Sept. 1.?In an
interview given out to-night,
Judge Alton B. Parker, of New
York, declared he has no des're
ever again to hold public office,
and that in this respect his views
have not changed since his defeat
for the Presidency in 1904. Judge
"I saw in a Boston newspaper
of this ruomiugthat former Gov.
Campbell, of Ohio, said be had
verified in New York the fact that
1 am possessed of the conviction
that I shall again be nominated
for the Presidency. Nevertheless,
I do not believe that he ever said
so. In any event, he did not ver
ify any such fact, nor could he,
for it is not true.
"I do not desire ever again to
hold public office. 1 stated my
position on that subject the day
after the election in 1?04, and I
have not changed my mind. 1
shall, however, always be inter
ested in any question affecting
the public welfare, and I propose
to express my views whenever it
seems to me desirable. And it
may as well be understood that
1 shall not be deterred in the
slightest degree from doing so by
The Big Fallcon Meeting.
The camp meeting, which has
beeu in progress at Falcon, this
county, for the past two weeks,
has come to an end. It is said
that the attendance each day
was two thousand, and that last
Sunday there were between four
and five thousand people present.
There were delegates from six
different States and Canada and
Cuba in attendance.
Within the past year a large
amount of money has been ex
pended on the property of this
camp at Falcon, and a large dom
itory has been constructed, with
24 rooms and an attic, which
will be used as a place for the
students of this new theology,
who attend school there. Offer
of this buiding at the recent meet
ing, and $2,350 in cash was sub
This meeting is attended by
members of various denomina
tions, but largely by Sauctfica
tionists, and members of the
These meetings have been con
tinued for 10 days, but hereafter
it is contemplated to run them
20 days ?Fayetteville Observer,
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Penny invite
you to be present at the mar
riage of their daughter, Nannie
Aurora, to Mr. George McKellan
Williams, on Wednesday, the ele
venth of September, nineteen hun
dred and seven, at eight o'clock
p. m , Mt. Herman Christian
Church, Garner, North Carolina
Miss Penny is an attractive
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Penny, who reside near Garner.
She is accomplished and very
popular, and as a teacher has
been successful. She possesses
one of those sweet and noble
characters of true womanhood
that lends an influence for good.
Mr. Williams is one of Wake's
most prominent and successful
farmers and businessmen. He is
well known and highly esteemed.
His host of friends will congratu
late him in winning Miss I'euuy
for his bride,?Saleigh Times.
Health in the Canal Zone.
The high wages paid make it
mighty temptation to our young
artisans to join the force of
skilled workmen needed to con
struct the Panama Canal Many
are restrained however by the
fear of fevers and malaria. It is
the knowing ones?those who
have used Electric Bitters, who
go tliere without this fear, well
knowing they are safe from ma
larious influence with Electric
Bitters on hand. Cures blood
poison too, biliousness, weakness
and all stomach, liver and kid
ney troubles Guaranteed by
Hood Bros , druggists. 50c.
R. A. Doughton, ex-lieutenant
governor, has decided not to en
ter the race for the Demacratic
nomination for governor.
Roger Brown, a negro boot
? black, was convicted in Cumber
land Superior Court last week
of selling whiskey. He was fined
At Durham Friday Cashier
Cheek, of the Citizens' Rank,
while driving an automobile at
a high speed, killed little Ethel
Horner in the street.
A statement given out from the
| office of the Superintendent of
l'ublic Instruction shows that in
i the State of North Carolina are j
1,6G9 rural libraries; 531 local
tax districts, and285supplemeu
! tal libraries.
B. R. Lacy, Jr., son of State
Treasurer Lacy, will sail from
I Philadelphia, Sept. 21st for Ox
j ford, England, to enter the Uni
1 versity there. He has been award
ed one of the Rhodes scholar
ships for North Carolina.
Mr. John A. Oats, of Favette
ville. has been elected chairman
of the executive commitee of the
State Anti-Saloon League to sue- j
ceed Mr. J. VV. Bailey, resigned.
Mr. Bailey's report shows that
after Janncry 1st next the sale of
liquor will be allowed in only 1G
Last Thursday at Providence j
cotton mill, near Maiden, the
home of Mr. Lon Bumgarner was
struck by lightning about one
o'clock and Mrs. Bumgarner, who
I wasjstanding by her baby's cra
dle, was killed, also a little son
I of Mr. Jack Summitt, who had
gone into the house to get out of
the storm. The boy was stand
ing near thedoorand was thrown
j out into the yard and his neck
broken. There were three other
I children in the house but no other
was seriously hurt.
Governor Glenn has expressed
himself as being highly gratified
at the victory won for prohibi
tion in Anson county Saturday.
He says he felt sure temperance
would win butthemajority rolled
up was surprisingly large. He
says the result simply shows the
steady march that temperance is
making in the State, leading
surely and with rapid strides to
the time when the liquor evil will
be swept from everv section and
locality of the whole state
Everett Spence, a young white
man who has been in Wake jail
for more thau a year awaiting
trial for the killing of Walter
Chavis,colored, has been released
ion $500 bond The tiond origi
nally require ! was $2 500 but an
order by Judge Long at tbe last
term of court lowered tbe amouut
to $500. This be baa given.
Spence was in company with a
number of friends, intoxicated,
and as they were driving by a
negro churcb their vehicle broke
down. "Preaching" was in prog
ress with a big crowd at the road
side. Words passed between the
white men and the negroes and
the white men fired into the
crowd of negroes, Chavis being
killed by a bullet from Spence's
Governor Glenn and State
Treasurer Lacy were the special
speakers for the Labor Day cele
bration at Raleigh Monday, the
occasion being a big barbecue
and brunswick stew served by
the labor unions of Raleigh at
the State Fair grounds. Presi
dent J. T. Miller, of the State
| Federation of Labor, was master
i of ceremonies. The Governor
j oaid a tribute to the dignity of
j labor and dwelt on the necessity
fr>r organization and the right
use of thatorganization, features
of this right use being pointed
: out to be the protection of their
j interests and to create a real in
terest in the lines of work with
which the members of the unions
are allied. State Treasurer Lacv
followed the Governor in a ten
minutes talk in which he dwelt
ou the dignity of labor and the
importance of the "union." lie
made a plea for maintaining a
high character for the "union"
as well as for this high character
in the individual members of the
AMERICANS MORE TEMPERATE.
Rev. Charles Sheldon Says He Saw Much
Drunkenness in Great Britain.
Southampton, England, Aug.
31.? l'he Rev. Charles M. Shel
don. <>f Topeka, Kaus., sailed for,
New York todav on the steamer!
St. Louis, after four mouths'
tourottireat Britain. He said
he saw moredrunketinessiu Great
Britain than in America,especial
ly among the women. Americans,
he added consume much intoxi
cants, chiefly beer, while the
British drink spirits largely.
Before his departure, Mr. Shel
don was presented withanillumi
uated address by the ofll'ers of
the I'nited Kingdom Alliance, as-1
suriug him of the grateful sense
of the lasting services he had ren
dered to the cause of temperance
reform in Great Britain.
Mr.U .K. Smith is in Baltimore
buying his fall stock.
Mr. Sam Mitchener has returned
to Davidson College.
Miss Sarah Martin is visiting
the Misses Etheredge.
Mies Eunice Parker left Mon
day for Davenport College.
Mies Annie flood left Tuesday
for Baltimore to select millinery
for Mrs. A. Jones.
Mr. John H 1'arKer took bis
daughter, Miss Minnie, to Guil
ford College Monday.
Mr. M.C. Winston has returned
from Baltimore where he bought
a large stock of goods.
Mrs. M. C. Winston, Miss Ethel
and Master Avera have returned
from a visit to Wake county.
Miss Annie S. Noble retu-ned
Wednesday from a visit to rela
tives at Faieon and Wilmington.
Messrs. C. W. Richardson, C. F.
Jvirby, Fab. B. Whitlev and E.
D. Debnam are at the Exposition
Mrs. L. I). Debnam and Mrs.
Dr. Griffin, of Clayton, left here
Wednesday to join Mr. Debnam
at the Exposition.
Dr. Noble attended a meeting
of the Masonic Temple Committee
at Raleigh Tuesday night, when
it was decided to lay the corner
stone of the Temple on Wednes
day, October 1G, 1907. The
members of the committee pr^seut
were, Lieutenant-Governor Fran
cis D. Winston, General William
R Cox, of Edgecombe county;
Col. John S. Cunningham, of
Person county: Major Samuel U.
?*mith, of Winston-Salem; Mr.
Andrew J. Harris, of Henderson;
Mr. J I). Elliott, of Hickory; Dr
K. .1. .Noble, of Selena; .Mr. A. 15
Andrews aud Mr. .JohnC. Drewrv,
of Raleigh. Special trains will
be had to take the visitors to
Raleigh to be present at the in
teresting ceremonies and all are
invited. Of course, every Mason
is expected to be there. It will
be the largest gathering of ma
sons ever seen in North Carolina.
The corner stone will be laid by
the Grand Lodge of North Caro
lina and there will be present to
assist the Royal Arch Masons,
the Knights Templar and the
Shriners in full uniform.
Selma, Sept. o.
Veteran Methodist Pastor Dead.
St. Louis, Sept. 1 ?Rev. John
i the oldest minister iu point of
service in the Methodist Episco
pal Cbupch South, died today at
the home of his eon, W. T. Mat
thews. Rev. Matthews, who had
preached in nearly every city and
town in the Luited States during
his sixtv years of active ministrv,
was stricken with paralysis,eigh
teen months ago. He retired
from active work in 15)02.
Lost and Found.
Lost, between 9.30 p.m , yes
terday and noon to-day, a bilious
attack, with nausea and sick
I headache. This loss was oc
casioned by finding at Hood
; Bros.' a box of Dr. King's New
Life Pills. Guaranteed for bil
iousness, malaria aud jaundice.
126c. "" >
Miss Susawaue lionet com
mitted suicide at Norfolk jFriday
by hanging herself in the bath
The Prohibitionists in Mary
laud have nominated William
Gisriell, a ltaltiuiore business
man, for Governor.
In a Labor l>ay address at
Charleston Monday, Mayor libest
advised organized labor to be
'. he ally instead of the enemy of
An alarming report comes from
Laurens County, S C., that the
Texas boll weevil has made its
appearance; it iH feared the crops
will be ravaged by the insects.
A head ou collision betweeu an
electric train and an express car
one mile from Charleston, 111.,
Friday resulted in the death ot
1") people, and the injury of fifty.
The Atlantic Coast Line and |
other railroads in Alubauja on
Monday placed in effect the 2%
cent passenger r?*te and the re- j
duced freight rates under the
Priuce Wilhelm, of Sweden was
shown social attention in a vari
ety of ways in New York Satur
day, among his eutertainers be
iug Melville E. Stone, of the
William Mcintosh, a negro
murderer to be hanged at Nor
folk, was a member of the Tenth
Cavalry, which distinguished it
self at San Juan Hill during the
war with Spain.
Richard Mansfield, the eminent |
actor, remembered for his crea- ;
tions of "Beau Brummel" and
"Br. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde," diedj
Friday morning at his summer j
home near New London, Conn.
Creat Britain and Russia have
signed a treaty regulating their
interests in Thibet, Afghanistan
and Persia; (ireat Britain is to
open north Persia to enterprise
and Russia will exploit south
Emperor Nicholas on Sunday,
protected by thousands of
troops, for the second time since
"Red Sunday." visited St. Peters
burg to attend the dedication of
a memorial church erected where
his grandfather, Alexander II,
The collapse of the long steel
bridge that was being construc
ted over the St. Lawrence river,
near Q lebec, which catastrophe
occurred Thursday evening, was
a more appalling calamity than
was at first supposed; at least
Tit of the workmen engaged on
the bridge are dead.
William Randolph Hearst, of
the New York American, and
Samuel Gompers, president of
the American Federation of La
bor. were the chief speakers at a
great labor day celebration at
the Jamestown Exposition Mon
day. Thousands of people at
tended, and, among other things,
Mr. Hearst said was that the
only aristocracy in this country
was one of intellect and industry.
He told how the trust question
can be handled and declared that
powerful criminals should suffer
the jail penalty.
Chesapeake and Ohio local pas
senger train No. G, was derailed
a mile below Kanawha Falls, W.
Va, Monday and as a result
seven are dead and seventeen in
jured. A coach, the combination
express and mail car and the
baggage car overturned, rolling
towards the Kanawha river.
Among the dead are Allen Lov
mg, a Flinton law student at
West Virginia University, serving
as express agent, during the sum
mer; C. S. Campbell, a telegraph
operator. Spreading of rails is
supposed to have caused the tic
At Asheville Saturday Hugh
I'ostelle, a young man 21 years
old shot aud killed his cousin,
Edward Edwards, after a quarrel
over some family trouble; the
i young men lived iu the same
house, and as the shooting did
not appear to be justifiable Fos
telle was sent to jail on a charge
I of murder.
CONVICTED OF THIRD MURDER.
Man of Twenty-one Years, Thrice a
Slayer, Sentenced to Prison.
Spencer, N. C., Aug. 511.?Ed
Ashby was to-day convicted of
murder in the second decree and
sentenced to ten years in the pen
itentarv for killing his brother
in-law, Daniel < Ivereash, at China
Grove June 10 The trial was a
speedy one and the jury reached
a verdict on the second ballot.
Judge Justice and Solicitor
Hammer are on record that they
will not indorse an appeal for
pardon. Although but twenty
one years old, Ashby shot and
killed his own father two years
ago and also slew a negro a year
later, giving him a record of three
murders, escaping conviction in
Misses Mary Helen Carter and
Winona Massey spent Tuesday
Mr. Douglas Ellington returned
Saturday from a visit to Suffolk
and Driver, Ya.
Mr. and Mrs. John Robertson, [
of Dover, spent Sunday here with j
Mr. llobertsou's pareuts.
Miss Blanche Williamson, of
Driver, Ya., is spending this week
with Miss Lucile Ellington.
Mr. Millard Hinnant has se
cured a position with Mr. W. A. I
Barnes iu the "dry goods store.
Miss Annie Lee Pearl Cable, of
(Ireeusboro, spent last week here
with their uncle, Mr. G. W. Cable. j
We are g'ad to say that School j
opened with a good enrollment,
but there is still room for many j
Messrs. Norman Cable, Yaden
McCullers and Ralph Johnson
left Tuesday for Wake Forest. I
We wish them much success.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Creech and
Miss Maie Gulle.y left Monday for
Wake Forest where Mr. and Mrs. j
Creech will make their future
Messrs. W. I. Whitley, Joe. T. J
Barnes and Riley R. Gulle.y left
Monday for Baltimore, New York,
and other points north to buy;
On last Friday night theyoung
ladies of the Baptist Church gave,
a Lawn Party on the Academy ?
Lawn, where there was lunch,
cream, cake and candy served.
All who attended had a good
Dies From Blow of Cow's Tall.
Binghaocton, August 30.?A
blow from a cow's tail caused thej
death of William A. Wells, of
Mr. Wells was in good health
and doing his farm chores, when
a cow he was milking switched
her tail, striking him on the lore
head with the fleshy part of the
Shortly afterwards he went to
the house, complaining of a pain
in the head, which g-ew rapidly
worse, and a physician was sum
moned, who pronounced it a
stroke of apoplexy, superinduced
by a blow from the cow's tail.
Mr. Wells died last night.
Labor Day in San Francisco
resulted iu an attack on the
street cars and employes of the
United Railroads shot two men.
A Humane Appeal.
A humane citizen of Rich
mond, Ind., Mr. U. D. Williams,
1U7 West Main St., says: " 1 ap
peal to all persons with weak
lungs to take Dr. King's New
Discovery, the only remedy that
has helped me and fully comes
up the proprietor's recommen
dation." It saves more lives
than all other throat and lung
remedies put together. Used as
a cough and cold cure the world
ovei. Cures asthma, bronchitis,
croop, whooping Cough, quiusy,
hoarseness, and phthisic, stops
hemorrhages of the lungs and
builds them up. Guaranteed at
Hood Bros', drug store. 50c. and
$ 1.00. Trial bottle free.
Mr. 8. S. Earle went to Wilson
Mr. I). A. Thames, of Tarboro,
was here Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Dora (iilbreath is visiting
relatives in Wayne County this
Mr.C. C. Teague went to Prince
ton and Selma last Friday on
Mr. W. E. Rudd, of Wilson, was
here Wednesday looking after
Dr. H. F. Freeman weDt to
Wilson last Saturday on profes
Mr. II. F. Edgerton left Mon
day evening for Richmond, Va.,
on a business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Renfrow re
turned from Jamestown Exposi
tion last Friday night.
Dr. G. A. Hood, Treasurer of
Johnston County, returned from
Sniithtield Tuesday morning.
Dr. H. F. Freeman wenttoRal
eigli Tuesday to enter his son,
Roma, at the A. & M. College.
Hon. C. W. Edgerton, our pro
gressive mayor, went to Smith
field Friday night on business.
We are sorry to report the ill
ness of Miss Zilphia Watson and
hope that she will soon be well
Miss Leone Edgerton left Tues
day morning lor Wilson, to enter
school at the Atlantic Christian
Mr. H. F. Edgerton returned
from Raltimore, Md? Sunday
afternoon and reports a delight
Rev. A. L. Ormond, pastor of
M. E. Church, is conducting a
protracted meeting at Princeton
Rev. N. H. Shephard, of Fre
mont, arrived Tuesday and is
attending the protracted meet
ing at the Baptist Church.
Mr. W. T. Bailey, Chairman of
the Board of County Commis
sioners, attended the regular
meeting of the Board at Smith
field last Monday.
Mr. J. M. Kennedy, Superin
tendent of Building and Construc
tfou of the Norfolk & Southern,
spent Tuesday night with his
friend, Mr. Z V. Snipes.
Mr. C. L. Perry, of Elm City,
spent Tuesday night here, and
returned home Wednesday morn
ing. He is with the Dtnuis Sim
mons Lumber Company.
Miss Mary Sherard McDonald,
music teacher at Kenly Academy,
returned Tuesday from a visit
for a few days at Smyrna,
where she formerly taught.
Miss Lillian lyres, who former
ly taught music here, after spend
ing a few days here with her sis
ter, Mrs. R. T. Uenfrow, left Tues
day for her home at Nichols, S. C.
Rev. John T. JenkinB, of Wil
son, arrived Monday afternoon,
and is assisting Rev. R W. Hor
rell, of Selma, in a protracted
meeting. Mr. Jeukins is a splen
did preacher and large crowds
are attending each service.
Jethro Miller, colored, was ar
rested last Friday by Chief of
Police, A. G. Hooks, for carrying
concealed weapons, and was tried
before C. C. Teague, J. P., and
was carried to jail Fridav night
by the olticor in default of bond
The Ice Cream supper given
under the auspices of the Ladies'
Aid Society of the M. E. Church,
at the beautiful residence of Mr.
and Mrs. J G. High, last Friday
night was well attended and
much enjoyed by all and added
quite a nice sum to the benefit of
The Fall term of Kenly Acad
emy will open next Tuesday, Sep
tember 10th, and quite a large
attendance is expected. Several
boarding pupils are also expected.
All the parents in the District are
urged to send their children at
the beginning, as it will be great
ly to their advantage for them
to do so.
I Kenly, Sept. 4,