chick one dollar per year. "TRUE TO OURSELVES. OUR COUNTRY AND OUK GOD. . single copies fivk cents.
VOL. 23. SMITHFIELD, X. C., FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 18 1904. NO. 37
Mr. J. H. Kirby went to Dur
ham Monday to attend the North
Carolina Presbyterian Synod.
About 25 from here went to
Wilson Thursday to see Fore
paugh and Sells Bros, big shows.
Mrs. D. Jennings Sipe left Sat
urday night forherfatber's home
in Halifax county, Virginia.
There she will join a party for
the St. Louis Exposition.
Mr. L. B. Richardson has com
pleted his large new brick store
on East Main street, and Messrs.
J. T. Edgerton & Bro. who have
rented it are moving in it this
Miss Annie Aycock is teaching
the school at A lford school house.
She is a very good teacher and
weil liked by both patrons and
children. This is her second
The trustees of Kenly Academy
have recently purchased a new
piano for the school, and are
making other improvements.
The enrollment continues to in
crease, 13 new students being
enrolled this week making the
total enrollment now 132.
The Methodist Ladies Aid
Society will hold a Bazar here on
Thursday and Friday December
15th and 16th. It will be open
both day and night. Besides
many beautiful and useful things
to be on sale, refreshments will
be served at all times of day and
The Thalian and Philologian
Literary Societies of Kenl.y
Academy will not give a public
debate at Thanksgiving this year
but will give au evening with
Longfellow on Thanksgiving
night, November 24th. An
interesting programme has beeu
arranged for the occasion.
The children in Miss Emma
Mathews, and Mrs. S. F. llooks,
classes of the Free Will baptist
Sunday School had a very good
time last Saturday night at a
party given them by their super
intendent and teachers at the
home of Mrs. S. F. Hooks.
Although it was a very disa
greeable night yet there were
about 40 children from 5 to 10
years present. After they had
played a number of games in
which their teachers heartily
took part, they enjoyed a boun
teous treat of appllesjpeanuts and
candy. They then all gathered
around the piano and sang
several songs closing with "God
be with you till we meet again."
It will beatime long remembered
Quite a number of the young
people of Kenly had a very de
lightful time last Wednesday
night at the home of Mr. C. W.
Edgerton, at a birthday party
given his daughter Miss I^eone.
The following out of town guests
were present: Messrs. Thomas
Creech and Mr. Johnson, Selma,
and Mr. Claud Cogdell, of Golds
\i iua I u/ ii in nrua t ha ro
UU1 Ui iU lOO JJCUUC ?T HO uuc -1C
ceipient of many handsome
presents. The rooms were beau
tifully decorated with holly, ferns
and cut flowers, the color scheme
being red and green. About G:30
all wereinvitedjto the beautifully
decorated dinmg room, which
was presided over by Mrs. H. F.
Edgerton and Mrs. J. R. Hauls,
where dainty refreshments were
served. The guests entered in the
following order: Mr. Johnson
with Miss Leone Edgerton, Mr.
C. B. Bailey with Miss Emma
Matthews, J. E. Edgerton and
Miss Fannie Freeman, C. W.
Edgerton and Miss Julia Mc
Eachern, V. Baton and Miss
Jauie McNeal, Prof. I). J. Sipe
and Mrs. Hipe, I. J. Creech and
Miss Maud Edgerton, R T. Ful
ghum and Miss Mary llollowell,
I'haroah Godwin and Miss Ross
Harden, Eddie Richardson and
Miss Eva High, Alvin Hodge and
Miss Ora Hooks, W. L Hooks
and Miss Pennie Outlaw. 1). T.
Perkins and Miss Essie Sasser.
Claud Cogdell and Miss Maybel
Boyette, Freddie Richardson and
Miss Cora Hasser, George Hol
land and Miss Annie Aycock,
J. R. Hauls and Miss Maggie
Mr. James H. Kirby. of lvenly.
was in town Monday.
Miss Mattie (Jill, of Wake
Forest, is visiting Miss Margaret
Mrs. L. I). Debnara has re
turned troin a visit to her mother
Mrs. J. C. Scarborough, of
Murfreesboro, left for her home
Mrs. W. M. Sanders visited
Mrs. J. C. Searborough at Mrs.
R. J. Noble's a few days ago.
(ieorge W. Evans, bookkeeper
of the Rank of Selma, spent Sun
day at his old home near Kenly.
Mrs It. B. Carrington, after an
extended visit to relatives in
Manchester, Ya., has returned
Robert Millard Nowell started
to the Association Sunday; but
it raineii so hard he went on to
Mrs. Esrom Johnson, of Spi
lona, and Mrs. Mary Sanders, of
Four Oaks, visited Mrs. R. J.
Mr. Stanley Robertson has
gone to Templeton, Va , to take
a position in a largelumber mill.
I Mrs. Robertson will join him
Mr. R. P. Jones has moved hie
family here. Mr. Jones was
formerly superintendent of the
[Caraleigh Mills at Raleigh aud
comes here to take the superin
teudency of the Chemical Mills.
On account of the inclement
weather no services were held at
the Baptist church on Sunday.
The ltev. Mr. Townsend had
been appointed to fill Mr.
Blanchard's place, he being at
A woman was accidentia shot
at the Cotton Mills Tuesday
afternoon. At the request of the
parties interested their names
?j are withheld. She was shot in
the right breast, the ball going
nearly through her.
The following Selma people
went up to the Association at
Clayton last week: Messrs. M.
C. Winston, C. W. Richardson,
A. Jofles, Prof. J. Willis, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Hood, Miss Pauline
Hood, Mrs. R. B. Carrington,
Miss Hois Bass, Miss Jimmie
Batten and others.
The old Sam Hood residence,
one of the land marks of Selma,
burned to the ground Sunday
afternoon. It was insured for
$500. The two families who oc
cupied the house were fortunate
in saving most of their furniture
and clothing. A high wind was
blowing and some of the houses
near were saved only by the
hard work of the citizens.
Selma, Nov. 17. Senex.
I On Wednesday Nov. 9, at 4:30
l\ M., at the residence of the
bride's mother, Mrs. 8. G. Aus
j ton, where many relatives and
| friends assembled together to
1 witness the marriage of her
daugnter, Miss Ola Auston who
was united in marriage to Mr.
Janie Johnson. Elder Jamee
Johnson saying the impressive
words which made the happy
The attendants were: Miss
Cynthia Auston with Mr. Willie
Stephenson, Miss Elgie Lee with
Mr. Jra Stephenson, Miss Ettie
Auston with Mr. Lemie Johnson,
Miss Laelou Stephenson with
Mr. Willie Lee. After the cere
mony was performed they then
returned to the groom's father
Mr. W. T. Johnson, where a
sumptuous supper was served.
We extend to the young couple
j a long and prosperous life.
Nov. 12 04, W. H. 8.
Doesn't Respect Old A?e.
It's shameful when youth fails
to show proper respect for old
age, but just the contrary in the
case of Dr. King's New Life Pills.
They cut off maladies no matter
how severe and irrespective ol
old age. Dyspepsia, Jaundice,
Fever, Constipation ull yield tc
this perfect Pill, 25c, at Hood
| Bros. Drug Store.
Thanksgiving Da.v is a special
donation day to the orphans'
homes of our State and this is
A people greatly blessed of
God desire to make some expres-1
sion of their gratitude to Him.
They find no cause more worthy |
than that of the destitute, home
less orphan child. They realize
that our orphans are performing i
a necessary, an important work
for childhood and for the world.
These institutions are being
greatly used in the salvation of
the children, in their preparation
for useful lives. Without care
and training the lives of these
| boys and girls would likely be
given over to evil.
Surely an offering, lovingly
made, to a well conducted
orphans' home is accepted by
God as a true tbankoffering to
We would that all of our peo
ple and especially our children in
the homes of the State might
enter more and more earnstly
and actively into work for home
less children. The boys and
girls of today will be the ones
who will, in a few years, carry
forward this noble work of love.
An Autumn Wedding.
News and Observer. 17th.
Yesterday morning at 9:80
o'clock Rev. Robert Johnson
Bateman, of Mount Olive, led to
the nuptial alter Miss Mae Ford,
of this city.
The marriage was celebrated
in the Fayetteville Street Baptist
church, of which Mr. Batemau
was the much beloved pastor, in
the presence of a large concourse
of friends of the popular young
The ceremony was performed
by Rev. Livingston Johnson,
, Secretary of the Baptist State
Convention, assisted by Rev. J.
A. Beam, principal of Bethel Hill
Academy, while Mrs. J. A. Beam
presided at the organ.
To the pealing strains of the
wedding march the party entered
the church and proceeded to the
altar, the bride on the arm of her
sister, Miss Ella Ford, who gave
, her away, followed by the groom
with his best man, Mr. T. J.
, Lassiter, of Smithfield, and the
ushers, Messrs. Fuller Terrell,
Joseph Bland, Ralph Stevens
and W. 1). Hunter.
At the altar, which presented
a picturesque back ground of
Chrysanthemums, the ceremony
of the church was performed,
| after which Mr. and Mrs.
Batemau left for Mount Olive,
1 their future home.
A Splendid Service
The Carolina Telephone and
Telegraph Co. are to be con
gratulated upon the excellent
service they gavetotheirpatrons
i here on the night of the election
s last week. They got their news
direct from Washington Citv
! over the long distance lines,
i Their enterprise in thus giving
? the people of Smithfield the
i earliest and most complete
election bulletins has elicited the
i highest commendation from the
i citizens here.
In this connection we would
also mention the excellent local
i service this company is giving to
i its patrons. The local manager,
Mr. M. B. Haawood, has done
i much towards increasing the
efficiency of the Smithfield Ex
Carelessness is responsible for
many a railway wreck and the
same causes are making human
wrecks of sufferers from Throat
and Lung troubles. But since
the advent of Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption,
Coughs and Colds, even the
( worst cases can be cured, and
I hopeless i. signation is no longer
. necessary. Mrs. Lois Cragg of
Dorchester, Mass., is one of the
? many whose life was saved by
[ I Dr. Kings New Discovery. This
( great remedy is guaranteed for
i all Throat and Lung diseases by
I Hood Bros.,Druggists. Price 50c,
and $ 1.00. Trial bottles free.
Mrs. Neal, of Richmond, Vu .
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Kd
J. I). Parish is placing material
on his lot in front of the bank to
build three brick stores.
Rev. J. W. Smith, of Clayton,,
was here Wednesday prospecting
with a view of locating near here.
We are glad to announce that
Mr. R F. Smith is improving
from his illness of the past few
Mrs. M. S. Harris and little
ones, of Goldsboro, returned j
home Tuesday after spending a
few days with her parents here.
The election returns were a
source of great pleasure to .1. H.
Wheeler, but all those sweet re
collections were forgotten when
he reached home and found a
bran new baby boy there.
R. B. Brady is having a new
dress put on his hotel building, j
which will be occupied by Mrs.
Boy kin after dan. 1st, who will
be prepared better than ever to
give ease and comfort to the
To see the amount of cotton
on our market the last few days,
suggests the idea that Benson is
as good a cotton market as any
town in this section of the state,
but this idea is no new one.
I. J. Smith, the wire-fence man,
has sold nearly one car load of
Elwood fencing within the last
few days. This shows the wis
dom of the farmers of this sec
tion in that short-leaf fence rails
are but little good.
It is common to hear the in-1
quiry ''do you know of a housed
I can get?" We think the real i
estate owuers and others should
take this inquirv under consider
ation and build a few more
dwelling houses. New brick
stores are going up in addition
to twenty-two already complet
ed, a commodious school build
1 ing just completed with a school
now going on with 150 students
I enrolled under the efficient man
agement of Prof. Allen. These
with other inviting improvements
are calling for more dwelling ac
I commodations. And by the way, i
! this suggests one other great
need to the furtherance of prog
ress?a good and well equipped
lumber plant. There are thou
j sands of feet of good timber,
! pine, oak, poplar, cypress and
other timber in convenient dis
tance of Benson. Mill men! |take
I notice of this important fact and
1 supply Benson with the desired
neea?a good lumber plant.
In New Hanover county Roose
i velt receivtd 91 votes and Har-1
ris. Republican candidate for!
Governor, 57; while Parker re
ceived 1,254 and Glenn 1,285.
One precinct in which only 11
votes were cast gave Roosevelt 7
and Parker 4, but the majority
voted for the Democratic State i
In Alamance Superior Court
last week a negro named Fau
cette was convicted of burning
;t he Burlington Inn and sentenced
| to hang December 23.
The executive committee of
trustees of the State University
met in Governor Aycock's olfice
Tuesday afternoon and accepted
a gift of $1,500 from Mrs. Shir
ley Carter, of Baltimore, to es
tablish a scholarship in memory
of her father, Col. Kenneth Mur
Not a Sick Day Sinoe.
"I was taken severely sii^ with |
kidney trouble. I tried all sorts i
of medicines, none of which re
lieved me. One day I saw an ad.
of vour Electric Bitters and de
termined to try that. After tak- j
ing a few doses I felt relieved, and J
soon thereafter was entirely cur
ed, and have not seen a sick day
since. Neighbors of mine have
been cured of Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, Liver and Kidney
troubles and General Debility."
This is what B. P. Bass, of
Fremont, N. C. writes. Only 50c
at Hood Bros., Druggists.
25 Per Cent. Dividend.
Richmond, Va.. 15 ?Thestook
holders of the Atlantic Coast Line
met here to-day. The action
of the directors in purchasing the
Jacksonville & Southwestern was
approved. A dividend of 25 per
cent, on the common stock was
declared, 20 per cent, in cash
and 5 per cent, on certificate or
indebtedness, payable in Janu
ary. The old officers were elected
by the directors. The capital
stock was increased to $50,
Johnston County Baptist Associa
The Johnston County Baptist
Association held its second an
nual session with Clayton church
last week from Thursday to
The introductory sermon was
preached by Rev. J. W. Suttle, of
The officers were re-eiected as
Moderator?R. H. Cower.
Vice-Moderator?J. P. Cana
.Clerk?T. J. Lassiter.
Treasurer?C. \V. Richardson.
Historian?(3. W. Blaucbard.
The sessions of the association
were well attended and the work
of the past year showed advance
meat along all lines. Three new j
churches?Bithel. Micro and
Pauline?were organized this
year and admitted to member
ship in the association.
The following representative
men of the denomination were
present: 15. \V. Spilman, Secre
tary of Sunday Schools iu the
South; Livingston Johnston,
Secretary of the State Mission
Board; Hight C. Moore. Secre
tary of Sunday Schools; 11. T.
Yann, President Baptist'Univer
sity for Women; J. B. Carlyle,
Professor at Wake Forest; John
E. Hay, President Board of Mis
sions; Archibald Johnson, Edi
tor Charity and Children; F. P.!
Hobgood, President Oxford!
Seminary; S. F. Conrad. Field!
Editor North Carolina Baptist;
J. S. Farmer, representing Bibi
cal Recorder; E. L. Middleton, of
Carv High School, and others.
The next session will be held
with Benson church, begining on
Thursday before the second Sun
day in November 1005.
Sunday evening October 30,
at about 4 o'clock, at the home
of the bride's father, Mr. J. R.
Massengill, Mr. John G. Allen
and Miss Callie Massengill were
happily united in the noly
bonds of matrimony. We ex
tend to them our best wishes
and hope they will always stay
on the sunny side of life.
J. R. G.
Great Japanese General Dead.
Nemirovich Danchenko, the
well known Russian war corres
pondent, telegraphing from Muk
den under recent date, says the
reports of the death of General
Kuroki are confirmed.
According to this version, the
splinter of a shell struck General
Kuroki, tearing out part of his
breast and abdomen, and he
died October 4 at Liao .yang, his
body being sent to Japan. A
tumor is persistently circulated
that a kinsman of the Mikado,
Siaosanai, literally "Little Third
I'rince," has been appointed to
succeed General Kuroki, but the
actual command of his army is
stated to have been intrusted to
General Nodzu, who is reviewing
The corporation Commission
has directed State Bank Exami
ner Ellington, to take immediate
charge of the Merchants &
Farmers Bank at Milton, the re
port showing that it isinsolvent.
The bank is IB years old, J. A.
Hurdle being president and R.
L. Walker, cashier. Poorly se
cured loans amounting tt> $27,
000 are the cause of the insol
vency of the bank, which is
shown by the report of the bank
Roth Parties Victorious.
In four States that were car
rier! by Roosevelt the Democrats
have elected Governors. These
are Massachusetts, Minnesota,
Missouri and Colorado. The
first named are ordinarily reliab
ly Republican on everything and
the last is irenerally so Missouri
is oidinarily Democratic but
while Roosevelt has carried the
State Folk, Democrat, has been
elected Governor by a good ma
jority. The Legeslature, how
ever, appears to have gone Re
publican, and this will elect a
United States Senator to succeed
Cockrcll, one of the old-time
Democrats in that body; and a
Republican administration will
also haudicap the administrat ion
of Governor Folk ?Statesville
Announcement of Marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. James Irvin
Heale announce the marriage of
their daughter Nauuie Jane to
Mr. William Henry McCullers
Wednesday November sixteenth
nineteeu hundred and four
?In this the fifteenth senatori
al district, comprising Johnston,
Sampson and Harnett counties,
J. A. T. Jones received 4:804
votes; H. A. Grady 4810; J. B.
Dupree 4020; it. M. Grumpier
4048. Jones' majority 778;
Grady's majority 768.
?We are glad to announce
that Mr. L E Watson has made
satisfactory arrangements with
his creditors and has opened his
store again. See his large ad
elsewhere in this issue.
There will be service at the
Methodist (Church on the 24,
Thanksgiving Day,jat 11 o'clock.
Let all our people close their
business houses at that hour and
attend church. Every body is
cordially invited to "The House
of the Lord,"
Our offerings will be for the
N. E. Coltrane, Pastor.
S. R. Morgan.
W. S. Stevens.
T. R. Hood.
J. D. Spiers.
E. J. Holt.
N. T. Holland.
A Runaway Bicycle.
Terminated with an ugly cut
on the leg of J. B. Orner, Frank
lin Grove, 111. It developed a
stubborn ulcer unyielding to
doctors and remedies for four
years. Then Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cured. It's just as good
for Hums, Scalds, Skin Eruptions
and Piles. 25c, at Hood Bros.
Letter to Ed- S. Abell. Smithfield.
Dear Sir: A big mill-owner,
Spartansburg, S. C. wanted 5,
000 gallons of paint, and bought
by price; paid 5 cents less than
ours; got a "lead-and-zinc"
paint; but the lead was sulphate
of Jead, not carbonate. Sulphate
costs about half and covers
That paint was adulterated
about six times as much as the r>
cents paid for. He "saved" ">
cents; and it cost him <'10.
Oh no; it cost him more than
that; we forgot the labor. Can't
work it out exactly; don't know
how long it'll wear.
Short-measure besides; that
alone was twice as much as his
"saving" 5 cents.
It was then, too; some loss
there; don't know how much.
There was too much dry?>r in
it. The maker made something
on that; he didn't.
Taking it altogether, he didn't
make much by that 5 cents.
(to by the name; and the name
is Devoe lead-and-zinc.
F. W. Devoe & Co.
P. S. The Smithfield Hard
^ ware Co. sell our paint.