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VOL. 21. , SMITHFIELD, N. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1902. NO. 98.
There are now 1<?5 Rural Free
Delivery routes in operation in
Mr. Geo. P. Pell, of Ashe county,
says 30,000 sheep were raised in
that county this year.
Rev. Dr. Cave, ot Paducah, Ky.,
has been called to the pastorate
of the First Presbyteiiuu church
Macon county at the recent
election voted out the dispensary
by a majority of 023 and voted
A colored man named Town
seud, an employe of the Southern
Railway, was killed by a shifting
engine in Raleigh Saturday.
Mecklenburg is to have free
rural delivery mail routes to
cover the entire county. This is
due to Mecklenburg's good roads.
About a half dozen cotton
mills in Concord and vicinity
have closed down because the
mills are unable to get coal
enough to keep them going.
Three colored children, who had
been left alone in their home
while their parents were at work,
were burned to death in their
cabin in Pitt county last week.
In Rutherford Superior Court
last week H. J. Simpson,colored,
was convicted of slandering a ne
gro preacher's wife and was sen
tenced to nine months on the
Kenilworth Inn, at Asheville,
was sold under mortgage last
week and was bought by Mr.
Jos. M. (iazzam, of Philadelphia,
for $50,000. The mortgage was
Owing to the lateness of the
fall, a second crop of strawber
ries is being made by truck grow
ers alone the line of the Wilming
ton and Weldon Railroad, be
tween Wilmington and (lolds
The pension warrants for State
pensioners are being prepared
and will be sent out December
15. First class pensioners will
this year get $00, second class
$40, third class $05 and fourth
class, including widows, $14.50.
The American Cigar Company
has domesticated itself in North
Carolina. It has $10,000,000
capital, of which $9,905,000 is
paid up. Its headquarters in this
State is Durham and 1 rank L.
Fuller, of that place, is its repre
J. W. Love, 19 years old, son
of Mr. J. F. Love, of Crab Or
chard township, Mecklenburg
county, committed suicide last
week by taking laudanum. He
had been married about a year
and domestic trouble is assigned
as the cause of the deed.
The investigating committee
which has just finished the work
of examining State instructions,
inspected 39 instructions and
traveled about 4,125 miles, con
suming many days in an exhaust
ive review of the work. There
are three members of the board
and the cost to the State of their
investigation is $1,803.47.
W. O. Sanders, a young man
who was convicted of smoking
cigarettes on the streets of Kliza
beth City in violation of a city
ordinance and appealed his case
to test the law, did not carry up
his appeal and in the Superior
Court at Elizabeth City last week
the young man paid out .f 17.80
for fiis cigarette smoke.
Mr. Western R. dales, the well
known evangelist and manager
of the M on treat Association,
near Black Mountain, died Thurs
day night at 8 o'clock at his
home at Montreat. Mr. dales
was born in Raleigh, and was the
son of the late Seaton dales, Jr., I
editor of the old Raleigh Sentinel.
His grandfather was Seaton
dales, Sr., editor of the National
Intelligencer, published in Wash
ington, which wielded such a pow
erful influence in the politics of
the nation in the earlier half of
the last century. Mr. dales had
been engaged in evangelistic
work fo In >ast Y2 years. His
wife and on child survive. His
remains wee taken to Raleigh
ioj lairi i
Wilcox Trial Fixed.
Elizabeth City, N. 0., Nov. '2'2.
?Judge Moore, of the Superior
Court, to-day ordered the trial
of James Wilcox for the murder
of Nellie Cropsey, carried to
Hertford, Perquimans County.
This carries out the action of the
court, which a few days ago
granted Wilcox a change of
venue. In rendering his decision,
Judge Moore said:
"1 find that the people of Per
quimans County are opposed ta.
capital punishment, which is in,
the defendant's favor."
Mr. Owen Page Promoted.
The following from Sunday's
Wilmington Star will be read
with interest by the friends of
Mr. Owen Page, a brother of Mrs.
Ed. S. Abell:
"Mr. Owen H. Page, a popular
young man of Wilmington, has
secured a well deserved promotion
in the Atlantic Coast Line service
in his appointment to succeed
Mr. J. N. Brand as chief clerk in
the transportation department.
Mr. Brand was recently appointed
assistant superintendent of
transportation. Mr. Page has
been in the transportation de
partment for several years
and is thoroughly conversant
with the duties of his new
Last Sunday as the hands of
the clock pointed to the noon
hour little Elizabeth, the fifteen
months old child of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas LeMay, was taken from
a world of sin and sorrow by the
Savior and transported into the
realms of eternal bliss. Only a
week before she had come with
her parents to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Hadley and the little
one was so bright, so cheerful and
so well. Hut in one short week
sickness seized upon its little
frame and the Lord who gave it
took it home.
Monday at 12:30 o'clock Rev.
Mr. Tver of the Methodist Church,
conducted the funeral services,
after Which it was carried for
interment to Oakland, the coun
try home of the LeMays, which is
located in Johnston County. The
little casket was covered with
fioral offerings. The services were
especially tender and sweet. Not
only d'd Mr. Tyer utter words of
comfort for the stricken hearts,
but a choir composed of Mrs. R.
P. Watson, Mrs. Lat Williams,
Miss Tyer and Mr. J. J. Privitt
sweetly sang, '"Weshall sleep but
not forever," and, "Some day
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hadley, Jr., j
Miss Mary Hadley and l)r. J. R.
Edmondson accompanied the
family to their home. The pall
bearers were I)r. C. A. Thompson,
Dr. J. R. Edmondson Messrs. IV.
L. Banks arid J. A. Moore.?Wil
son Times, 21st.
Things Do Not Happen.
In hie Thanksgiving proclama
tion Governor Aycock, of North
Carolina, after reciting eome of
the special causes why the day
should be celebrated, says: "For
all these blessings we owe ac
knowledgement to the Lord
Things do not happen, but the
hand of God is in every happi
ness that comes to our people."
That is the finest sentiment we
have ever seen wiitten into a
"Things do not happen!" That
is sound doctrine.?Charleston
News and Courier.
A remarkable case comes to
light at Elizabeth, W. Va. An
old man there by name of G. W.
Roberts had lobg suffered with
incurable cancer. Everybody
believed his cause hopeless until
he used Electric Hitters and ap
plied Hucklen's Arnica Saive.
The treatment cured him com
pletely. Now everybody who
knows of it is investigating Elec
tric Hitters. It exerts a mighty
power to expel biliousness, Kid
ney and Liver troubles and it's a
wonderful tonic for rundown sys
tems. IL n't fail to try it. Only
50c. Satisfaction guaranteed
by Hood Bros., Druggist.
THE EXAAAINING BOARD S REPORT.
The Recommendations In Regard to
State Institutions?The Appro
priations can be Cut Down
Some This Year.
The examining board of the
State institutions have now com
pleted their work and presented
their report to Governor Ay cock
to-day. It makes 120 printed
pages. This board is composed
of Messrs. VV. P. Wood, I. P.
deter and T. \V. Patton. the last,
name a Republican. They have
been at work for several morPhs
and have made a careful investi
gation. This committee was
created by the last Legislature
and is to provide the informa
tion and facts about the State
institutions on which the Legis
lature will act at the corning ses
sion instead of sending legislative
committees on hurried and hasty
trips to the institutions to make
j the investigations. The report
| is very favorable to all 1 he insti
i lie report snows mat .\ortn
Carolina will not have to make
the great appropriations for the
State institutions as did the Leg
islature two years ago. More
will be required for maintenance
and support, since the institu
tions have all grown, but the
saving will be in the permanent
improvements needed. The to
tal appropriations by the last
Legislature amounted to over
$700,000, while this time the re
port of the board recommends I
only about $000,000 in total ap
propriations. The difference be
tween what is necessary for this
Legislature to give and what the
last Legislature did is about
The board makes very few
recommendations for appropria
tions for permanent improve
ments. Only what is absolutely
necessary in the judgment of the
board is recommended, while in
many cases the board adds some
things that are needed in case
the Legislature is able to do the
The recommendations for per
manent improvements is less
than $75,000. Of this sum the
major part is $40,000 for the
buildings at the A. and M. Col
lege to supplant those that were
burned. It will be remembered
that the council of State author
ized the borrowing of money to
do this and a sum sufficient to
pay back what was borrowed is
included in the board's recom
mendations for permanent im
The board does not find that |
ary appropriation is required
for permanent improvements for
the white Wind Institution, the
colored Deaf, Dumb and Wind at
Italeigb, or the white Deaf Insti
tution at Morganton, though it
does give an increased sum for
maintenance since the number
in these institutions has increas
The State Normal and Indus
trial School at Ureensboro gets
$7,500 for permanent improve
ments and the insane asylum at
Morgantou a small sum for build
ing some cottages. The board
also recommends putting in
waterworks for the Central Hos
! pital for the insane here and that
more ground is needed for the
No appropriation for perina
| nent improvements at the State
University is made. ?
The report says that according
| to the accepted estimate of two
insane persons for every 1,000
population, there must be in the
territory belonging to the State
Hospital at Morganton about
1,548, of which 782 are now in
the hospital. There are on file
490 applicants for admission,
which cannot be granted for lack
of room; and it is stated that the
annual increase of insane is 40
per cent, in excess of removals
by ydeath or discharge at the
present rate of increase of popu
lation. The board says the ca
pacity of the hospital must be in
creased but the buildings need
not be so expensive as the pres
It is recommended that an ap
propriation of $.10,000 be maue
for new buildings, five in number,
to cost $(5,000 each, accommo
' dating 30 patients each. Accord
ingly, with the buildings now be
I ing erected, 505 additional pa
| tieuts will be provided for.
The admission of the aged in
i sane is d enied generally mudvis
lable. Moreover, it is submitted
that if the law prohibiting the
admission of idiots sere strictly
complied with, there would fol
1 low a considerable saving.
The purchase of a sterilizing
apparatus, to cost $700, is recom
mended, to avoid the expense of
burning the mattresses of tuber
culosis patients, and one-fifth of
! t he whole number of deaths are
caused by that disease.
The steward's figures show the
annual cost percapitaofpatients
to be .$151.40. The p .y roll of
employes for August was$3 115,
a per capita cost for attendance
of $4.15, as compared with $4.54
in the Raleigh hospital.
The board recommends that
j the Southern Railway be ap
proached to lay a track from the
station to the hospital, a dis
tance of one mile. Thus about
$700 a year could be saved.
An annual appropriation of
$155,000 is recommended; also
a special appropriation to meet
the present deficit of $10,000, or
I whatever it may be at the end of
the year.?Raleigh Times, 18th.
NO MORE RURAL DELIVERIES.
Until Congress Passes an Additional
Appropriation to Pay the Cost.
Sinithfield, N. C., Nov. 25.?
Congressman Pou has received a
communication from Hon. A. W.
Machen, superintendent of free
delivery, in which he states that,
owing to the fact that the appro
priation for rural free delivery
service is exhausted, no addi
tional routes will be ordered in
operation before the first day of
February. During the past sum
mer about a dozen new routes
were laid off in this district. Seve
ral of these routes are in VVake
county, and the Congressman
has been urging the Department
to install these routes on the first
day of December, but it seems
that, owing to the lack of money,
the routes cannot be put in opera
tion before the first of February.
Mr. Machen wrote that an addi
tional appropriation of $500,000
would be asked for when Con
gress convenes next week. Mr.
Pou regrets very much that there
should be any delay in installing
this additional service.?News
A farmers institute was held
here last Friday. It opened at
11 o'clock. Mr. il.M. Johnson was
elected chairman, Prof. W. F.
Massey, Mr. J. P. Fdmondson
and Mr. J. H. B. Tomlinson were
elected a committee on program.
Mr. S. L. Patterson, Commis
sioner of Agriculture, spoke first
and calied attention to the work
of his department in protecting
the farmers against diseased
fruit trees and frauds in the ferti
lizer business. He spoke also of
the work done in holdingfarmers
Prof. W. F. Massey spoke of
general agricultural improve
Dr. Tate Butler spoke of stock
raising and the diseases of stock.
Prof. B. VV. Kilgore next made
an addiess on fertilizers, their
' composition and use.
Several farmers asked questions
and some of them offered sug
gestions on different subjects.
The day was profitably spent by
those who attended.
Monday a steam boiler of Mr.
J. T. Tadloek, near Marshville,
exploded, killing Mr. Alex. Tad
lock and seriously injuring Ellis
Tadloek aged 1G years. Mr.
Alex. Tadloek was blown into
atoms and Ellis Tadloek was
hurled a considerable distance
and one leg had to be amputated.
Parts of the boiler were hurled a
distance of 250 feet.
Live not so much upon the
comforts of (Jod as upon the God
Two whales were washed ashore
on the Jersey coast near Atlantic
One man was killed and several
injured in a railroad wreck at
Spartanburg, S. C., Monday.
The recent New York Horse
Show is estimated to have cost
more than f2,000,000.
Some 40,225 cars of freight
were moved out of the Pittsburg
railroad yards in .'50 hours Mon
duy. breaking all previous re
Major Walter Reed, a Virginian
and a member of the board of
army surgeons which traced the
spread of yellow fever to mosqui
to rs, is dead, aged 51 years.
It is understood the President
will urge trust legislation at the
short session of Congress, not
withstanding two Cabinet mem
bers advise postponing recom
The Norfolk-Hampton Roads
Shipbuilding and Drydock Com
pany has bought 079 acres of
land at Sewell's Point for .f 339,
500 and on it will erect a big
plant, employing 8,000 men.
The proposed introduction of
an organ into the Broadway
Christian church, at Lexington,
Ky., has caused a serious dis
turbance. The congregation has
voted, 371 to 202, to adopt the
organ. Thereupon the pastor
resigned and other prominent
members of the church have with
drawn or will withdraw.
The State Department is in
formed that YY. Godfrey Hunter,
Jr., son of the recently resigned
United States minister at Guate
mala City, Friday shot and kill
ed a man named Fitzgerald, of
Grand Rapids, Mich. Hunter
has taken refuge in the legation
and an interesting question has
arisen as to his exemption from
Miss Mary McDonald, of* Fall
River, Mass., plaintiff in the
; breach of promise suit against
Patrick Kieran, the wealthy su
perintendent of the Fall River
Waterworks, iu which she was
awarded a verdict of $20,000,
which was afterward reduced to
$15,000 by an agreement of
! counsel, has just released Mr.
Kieran from his promise to mar
ry her, and he is at liberty now
to enter into the marriage con
tract with another.
The 30,000cigarmakers in Ha
vana have been on strike one
week, demanding higher wages.
They called a general strike,
whi:h began Monday morning.
The employes of the street rail
ways refused to join. The action
of the railway employes led to an
attack on cars and soon mob
violence prevailed in all parts of
the city. The Mayor and Secre
tary of Government being in
sympathy with the snrikers,
President l'alma threatened to
intervene. These two officials,
thus forced to act, ordered the
police to restore order, and it
was done. The casualties of the
day were 2 killed and 82 wound
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Some of the Things We Have to b?
I..is: week Mr .Josephus Daniels,
editor of the Raleigh News und
. Observer, wrote to a number of
prominent men in North Caro
lina, asking for a brief Thanks
1 giving sentiment to be published
in the Sunday edition of his
Among the number we note'the
Life, health, peace, progress
and prosperity all of which hang
over us like a benediction.
Clayton, N. C., Nov. 22.
Among the many things for
which North Carolina should be
thankful stands first, in my
opinion, the great educational
awakening of her people.
Ira T. Turlington.
Smithfield, N. C., Nov. 22.
1. For the blessings of kind
Providence in giving us a bounti
ful ctop year. 2. For the clean,
honest and progressive adminis
tration of our State Government.
; it. That the Republican party
' cannot levy a tariff tax upon our
rain and sunshine and form a
trust and monopolizeourseasons
and climate. Eo. S.IAhell.
Smithfield, N. C., Nov. 22.
For sunshine and shower, for
I light and life, for peace and pros
Eerity, for health and hope, for
ome and heaven, let us be thank
j ful to Almighty God.
J. Y. JOYNER.
Raleigh, N. C., Nov. 22,1901.
North Carolina has great rea
son to be thankful for the peace
! ful poing into effect of the Consti
; tutional Amendment by which
the moral and intellectual stand
ards of public life will be elevated,
a wholesome spirit of political
independence developed, kindly
i relations between the races pro
moted. and the way cleared for
temperance and other vitally
| needed reform legislation.
Eobekt Watson Smith.
Greensboro, Nov. 22.
A peoplewhosechurches, homes,
altars and other Christian insti
tutions show that God is "in our
midst." A progressive spirit
j which is working along the lines
! of highest development and in
] the dir ction of truest ideals. A
i year of great prosperity in all
! legitimate fields of activity. The
J rich blessings promised to the
"nation whose God is the Lord."
T. N. Ivey.
Ralngb, N. C., Nov. 22
The greatest and best blessing
which has come to North Caro
! liua is the everliving excellence of
her women! and their ennobling
influence in all the relations of
5 life. May the honor of the State
\ and the love of God continue al
ways to be their supreme law. It
is our first and highest duty and
purest happiness to constantly
i cherish and exalt them.
M. W. Ransom.
Garysburg. N. C., Nov. 23.
Freedom from bitterness and
strife following a political cam
paign. A great uprising of our
people in behalf of the protection
and education of every child in
North Carolina. For good crops,
such as our farmers have not
had in a long time. The rapid
growth of sentiment opposed
to the licensed linuor saloon.
For wealthy men with open hands
and liberal gifts for humanity.
N. B. JlROl'UHTO.N.
Raleigh, N. C., Ncv. 22.
a Runaway Bicycle.
Terminated with an ugly cut
on the leg of .1. B. Orner, Frank
lin Grove, 111. It developed a
stubborn ulcer unyielding to
doctors and remedies for four
years. Then Burklen's Arnica
Salve cured. It's just as good for
Burns. Scalds, Skin Eruptions
and Biles 2."?c, at Hood Bros.,
Any man who lives within him
self is apt to be troubled with in