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A DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL, PUBLISHED BX A DEMO
CSAT -D DEVOTED TO. THE MATERIAL, EDUCATION
AL, ECONOMIC, AND AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS OF
DUPLIN AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES. ' ,
If Montreat is ft cnu section of thinking" itt the religion world
U ticm u . f thoneht Quietly moving
rffiXSKS welfcdiiose . -ffi
man with a social appUcation of the
i the other side we find those wno say - vv ""r.Llf
IttVworld isthrough a new birth in the hearte of the. different
iividuals. Ylt'ttr "r X ''it A !' wiwt dni-in? the
M?wi7ttMfli All other means Of solving world problems
IrateeS be, "e to face and conquer the world. , , ,
History Iloajhy Cenealusy
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Tor best prices and complete jou
on Monuments, see or writ
Benlaville, N. C.
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QUALITY VUJWHTUEE , '
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' AMBULANCE SEBVJIE
Agent Duplin Burial Association
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Dr. FLA; Edwards
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Monday ; EENANS7ILLE, 'Tues
day; BEULAVILLE, Wednesday ;
BICHLANDS, Thursday. -
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MUSTAED TENDEB GBEENS AND BB0CC0L1
MARSTON'S DRUG STORE
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i Ait teause in ! a swine across the
.tat tA dictate this column, it is
becoming more and more evident
that the eaort to oraii new
legislation when Congress conven-
oo mill h TnftTKea DV a SlUtrp wn-
troversy over whether there shall
be direct subsidies to- agriculture
or production controL Each of
the two plans has many support
em. The action of the agriculture
commissioners from ten Southern
states iff approving the suwiay i-
dea is significant. '-
::. Those onsosed to production
!' control contend, and with merit to
their contentions, .? that , weatner
and nest conditions cannot be con
trolled and enter strongly into the
situation. They argue that if there
is production control, drought or
heavy rainfall, pests or some oth
er emergenby can, wipe out all the
gains made through crops short
ages. Morevoer,- is. always uim
cult to get all farmers to agree to
In industry, it is claimed, when
some industrial plants Are -faced
with a slow-down in production,
others speed-up and take advan
tage of that , situation. The same
holds true for agriculture and in
mntin' miH timrlnfrti'sm nnntrnl fta-
es not work evenly.;' C- '
I The tour of members of the Sen
ate Committee - on Agriculture
through the farm belts; willv un
doubtedly' develop much informa
tion as to what the farmers want.
One suggestion already made, in
connection, with .cotton, r is, that
the price-be pegged with regard
to domestic consumption and that
the surplus .be "dumped" into t'
world markets. It is rightly claim'
ed that , to carry through such a
plan would require tariff changes
to prevent an influx of - cheap
goods, from abroad made from the
'.'dumped" American cotton. -
'T Many v (veteran . Senators who
have spent years with the prob
lems of : agriculture, always in
their mind, are strongly ; opposed
to production control.
In fact, the disagreement over
production control as proposed in
Administration measures intro
duced at the last session of Cong
ress had much to do with prevent
ing the enactment of a new farm
program But in the end the law
will probably be framed on the ba
sis of what the farmers themselves
and the leaders e farm organiza
tions want. Tolscertain this is the
purpose of the field studies of tl".
Senate Committee. . ' . v
Many Congressional . leaders
recognize that with a short ses
sion generally favored, due to the
1938 elections; it would be ' ex
tremely, difficult to start in on
what is generally described as
"tariff .tinkering." This fact a-
lone, some contend, may : help
swing support; toward production
control for the present, with more
permanent legislation to be draft
ed later.' (y'mfViX
Tariff ' changesdrapite the
fact that there is a great need for
better protection; for the farmer
have always been one of the most
controversial of legislative ques
tions Thus to open tariff debate
in the next session, alomr with
the prospects of new tax legisla-j,
muddle worse than that of the last
"session,1 " '
However, one thing now seems
certain! When Congress convenes
whether in special or regular ses
sion, a farm program ' 4will ' be
ready. It is not inconceivable that
a compromise of some fashion will
be reached .between , those, who
oppose ' production control ' and
those who favor this method of
meeting the farm situation. Some
dissatisfaction over the nine-cent
loan on cotton may have an influ
ence on any new. farm bill,
i From the v standpoint of the
farmer, these controversies" are
hopeful signs. They ' mean - that
there is real interest in the farm
problem and that it is daily win
ning more attention. And there is
agreement that the farmer cannot
have any assurance cf ; economic
stability as conditions are today.
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Wa Dog Monument
In the animal cemetery at Harts
dale, N. Y., there is monument In
the form of a German shepherd dog
wearing Red Cross Insignia, a water
bottle and leather helmet lying at
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C0UBTB00M POBTBAITS: -
, In the County Courtroom are portraits of several of Duplin's
- distinguished sons. They have been placed in the room at various
times, one and two at a time, during the past twenty-five years.
Most of them were painted by Mrs. Marshall Williams (nee Kary
Lyde Hicks), of Jaison, who is a talented artiit and one of Korth
Carolina's most notable women. "In most of the cases the plac
ing of the portraits was by order or .request from the County ,
. auuuoriiies. : xtuuieruus pciwiu, m tuiu wut vi iuc vuuuij, uavq
asked the question: ''Who are these men (portraits) and what
huoui OJiejui . auo louowuig mviayiiuxui ucuiuci) ui. tuc
order as the' portraits on the wall, looking from left to right,
will answer that question. k '' '" -'
Colonel THOMAS STEPHEN KENAN, son of Sarah. Kebecca
v(Graham),and Major Owen' Band Kenan, was born in Duplin
County, February 12, 1838.f 5e was well educated, became a law-,
, yer and Btarted the practice at his profession- . in Kenansville '
i about the year 1860. In the beginning cf the Civil . War. he '
- promptly volunteered lis services to i'.nfederfli7''.ind.bore
an honorable part in many campaigns and hard fought .battles.
" He was badly wounded and captured at Gettysburg and remained ,
a prisoner until ithe close of the war. He was Colonel of the.
Forty-third North Carolina Begiment. After the war he resum-"
ed the practice of his prof ession andrepresented Duplin County
- it 4ia Rot TTnnsA nf rimmotm dnrinsr the sessions of 1865 and
1866. i During the year ,1868 he was an unsuccessful candidate "
for Congress, About the year 1869 he-located, in WTilson. 'and'.
' served as Mayor for sometime and was .then elected Attorney- -"General
of North. Carolina in which capacity he . served V with .
ability, and distinction from January. 1877, to January, ' 1885. t
'' t Mo), i iRRfl lis hPfiamft Clerk of tiie State SuDreme Court
and was serving in that capacity at the time of hit death which
occurred on December 21, 1911, ' ' , ' v
' Beverend JAMES MENZIES SPBUNT, D. D son of Christ
' ina' (McDonald) and Laurenoe Sprant,' was born in' Perthshire, ,
' Scotland, January 14, 1818. He was liberally eduoated in Scot-
' landj oame" to America and located in Duplin County about the r-
year 1840. He taught school at HallsviHe and Biohlands." He
i, a.gnman ii PreaidPTHTu nf the old Grove Academv at Ken-
ansville where he served for a period of about fifteen year and ,
, then as President of Kenansville Seminary until the beginning of -,
' om WaV ahnnt thp tput 1848 he nmx a candidate for the
Presbyterian ministry and was licensed the next year. He was ;
, Kenansville in May, 1851, and served until June, 1861, when he
was elected Chaplain of the Twentieths North Carolina Begiment .
,in the Confederate Army.J After the war he resumed his work
'as a pastor and continued as such for the balance of his life. In .
addition 'to' his pastoral work he served Duplin County as Beg-
ister of Deeds from July 1865 to about the year 1881. 4 Five of 4
the men whose portraits grace me wain ox wt
' taught by him at the old Grove Academy, f There is a marble
-plate to his memory in the old Grore Church. Doctor Sprunt
' died at hi home in Kenansville, December 6, 1884. -
- Professor BENJAMIN FBANKLIN GBADY, ion Vrf ' Anne ,
(Sloan) and Captain Alexander Outlaw Grady,, was born ' near
Sarecta, Duplin County, October 10, 1831.- He was highly edu-;
, cated. Soon after his graduation at the State University he located
" in Texas and became a professor of mathematics and natural i
sciences in Austin College, at Huntsville, where hf . -served for ,
sometime. In the beginning of the Civil War he promptly volun
teered his services to the Confederacy and enlisted in Company
K, Twenty-fth Begiment, Texas Cavalry, and served. at times
as a sergeant It is said that he declined offers of promotion,
preferrMg to be a plain soldier., 'While in service in this State,
he became ill with typhoid fever and remained in Peace. Insti-
a tute Hospital at Baleigh until ithe close of the ; war. . After the
war he returned to his home county, resumed his work -as' a;
teacher and was eiected and served as Superintendent of Schools :
from the year 1881 until elected as a member of ' Congress. In
that capacity he served front; March 4, 1891, to March 3, 1895,"
when he again resumed his work as a teacher and continued in
that work for the balance of his, lift A handsome new., school
building in Duplin County bears his name. - JProfessor Grady died",
at-his home in Clinton, March 6, 1914. -, .
?; Doctor JOHN MILLEB FAISON, son of Martha W., (Hicks) "
and Doctor Henry W.' Faison,' was bom - near - Faison, Dapbn
County, April 17, 1862. - He attended Faison Male Academy and ,
graduated at Davidson College. He studied medicine at the. Uni
' versity of Virginia and completed a postgraduate medical course
at New York Polyclinic in 1885 after which he promptly com- -i
menced the' practice of his profession in his home community. t
i For many years he visited the sick and afflicted and at the same
time took and active part in all questions concerning the public ,
6welfare. For several years he was a member of the County and
V State Democratie (Executive (remittees and served as Chairman ,
y of the Board of O0UM7 .tommissioners from about the year 1906 -r
4 to 1910; During the year 1910 he was the Democratic candidate
i for Congress from the Third Congressional District and was elect- -
ed by a large majority. -In that capacity be served, from March
? 4, 1911i to March 3, 1915, when he returned to thepractioe"of
his profession and died withid a short time at his home in Fai
- son, April 21,1915." A : , ;- ,
V 'General STEPHEN MILLEB, son ot Winifred (Whitfield)
and Colonel Stephen Miller, was born near Miller's bridge, Dup-; ;
, lin County, November 15, 1793(5). He was highly educated, stn-
died law and quickly jbecame a leader in that profession. Ee rep-
resented Duplin County- in the State House of Commons in the
years 1823, 1824 1825, and in the State Senate, years 1828,
' ' 1828, 1829, 1830 and 18311 He was the author of an Act to es- ;
tablish old Bethel Academy and served as one of the ,' original
trustees Of that institution and also as a trustee of the Hannah ;
Moore Academy.,; Both institutions were in his section of Dnp
County. ' For several years just prior to and after the year 1833 ,;
? he served the State as Solicitor of the Second Judioial Circuit
which at that time Included several of the eastern counties. It -'
is often said that his dttties were discharged with firmness and
' ' abUity and with great credit to himself and the State." He was
also an officer itt the State militia and his tonib in the Episcopal f
cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida, bears his miUtary title. Gen-. a
era! Miller died whUe pn a visit to his brother in Florida, karch
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uel Stanford, had been a lw. Ysj inh.: ' r a'id e;Iu ' r i:i IV
lin County for moe Can V '.-'j yerrs. A3 a r I..', '-r, J.-l a U
Stanfuid orn;.'"l severul c" id.es in I 1 f ' 1 oilier t'-nn-
, ties. Ee died at his home ia Kenansville, January 1, 1SC1. Lis,...
tomb bears the title cf his favorite hymn: "V.'e w1 meet U that
' sweet by and by." ' . , ' .
, Captain WHJJAil JAim ECTJCJ;.:, sn cf I.,zibe:j Ir.zz
(Wilkinson) and Samuel Houston,' was born near Een v.'Ja
in the year 1828. After completing his education te st. '. 1 law, '
was admitted to the bar and located in his home town f;r t:.e ,
piacti.ee of his profession about the year 1850. Lurws the year
1853 he was elected Solicitor of the County. Court and e rved
in that capacity until July term;; 1854, when he resigned to be- '
'come a member of the Etate. House of Commons.. Ee served al-
' so as a member-of the State Senate, sessions of 133 and 1ZZX
During the first of the year 1859 he became State Solicitor of
. the Second Judicial District and served in feat capacity until
about the beginning of the Civil War. It is said that his eloquence r
. usually attracted large crowds to the courtroom.. "In the begin
ning of the, war he promptly volunteered his services to the - ,
Confederacy.: He was Captain of Company I, ninth, North Car;
- lina Cavalry Begiment, and has been described as a brave and .
fearless leader. He was killed in battle near Ashby's Gap or -Upperville,
in Virginia, June 21, 1863 The -Duplin Superior
1 Court minutes contain a lengthy resolution of regreconcera- ,. .
' ing his death: I 1 ,v - ' 1
' - Beverend JOHN NICHOLAS STALLINGS, D. Jk, son of Mary.,
" (Ssmdlin) and Bev. Hiram Stallings, was born at - HallsviHe, , , '
' Duplin County, February 10, 1832. .After completing his educa--tion
at the State University he studied law, was Admitted ,., to
the bar and located at Kenansville for the practice of his profes-
sion about the year 1857. ; During hii first year as a lawyer ho
was elected Solicitor of the County Court and at times served as (
''-Solicitor in the State Court in the absence of the regular ; Solici
tor. During the year 1860 he was regularly ordained as pin-.
' ister in the Baptist Church and for .many years he was both a.
lawyer and ft minister, At the close of the Civil, War he organ
ized and directed the Local Police and rendered valuable service
, to the people of Duplin County- througU that organization. , He
was a member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1875.
" About the year 1884 he gave up the practice of law, and devoted , (
his full time to educational and ministerial work. He moved from- -, ,
'nnnlin Conntv about the year 1888 and assumed the Presidency - -
of Thomasville Female College. At the same time he served as
pastor for ft number of churches in the Piedmont section and as d ,
Mcderator. of the South Yadkin Baptist Association for a period , '
of about eighteen years. Doctor Stallings died in Salisbury, Feb-, 1 ,
ruary 2, 1913. Stallings memonai isapusi yuuivi ui -
honor! his name.
Antarctic : has mean, altitude
of 6,000 feet Asia its' next, 3.00Q
leet mean ' altitude; then North
America. 1.000. .feet; Africa, 1.90O,
feet; South America, 1.800 feet; Aus
tralia, 1,000 feet; Europe, 980 feet
' ; " Three Immortals' ,1 ' '
There - are . statues In -r Paris,
f ranee, erected: to the honor of
three women Joan of Arc, Marl
Antoinette, and Sara Bernhardt a '
' EgTptlana Fought Army Bervtce
t? MiUtary aervice was feared
J and loathed to Egypt generation
ago that some peasant would dellb-
trately mutilate themselves to es
cape serving, but wen this did not -save
them; for the notorious Abbas
.Pasha formed two battalion of self-
mutilated one-eyed, v handless or ,
OngerleM who : were spedaUy ,
' trained to make use of that part
f their anatomy which remained
wbole. - . - r - , -i.
tittt.ttam SKfTJT'.nsn'sr atteN. gnn of : Elizabeth
(Harrison) and Beynolds Allen, was born in Wake Couiuy,
. Anril 29, 1825. : After completing hk .education he studied law
- and was admitted to the bar. He represented Wake County la
the State House of Commons. About the year 1S53 he locat.l in
' Duplin County for the .practice of law and became A k . . r
his profession. HeTerved as SoLtr 1 1 t 3 Co; ,.y C. t l
" was a Presidential elector in tle y or 1 Iat..e L .1-
' the Civil War he entered tiie service of Ce C - -y e
an honorable part in that srf -e. He v s C 1 ( . ' 7
C. Lieutenant-Colonel anl C..: .id in t..e - - t f
lina Begiment. After the v t r te tT
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