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VOL.23. SMITHFIELD, N. C., FRIDAY DECEMBER 2, 1904. NO. 39
THE OLD TIME FARMER AND HIS I
Mr. Clarence H. Poe, the able
and talented youug editor of the
Progressive Farmer, has a very
thoughtful and interesting article
entitled "The Remaking of a
Rural Commonwealth," in the
December number of The Review
Reviews. It is very gratifying to
Mr. Poe's fiiends to know that
he is fast taking rank with the
ablest writers of the country.
Since the beginning of this year
The Atlantic Monthly, World's
Work and Review of Reviews
have published contributions 1
from his facile pen. These maga
zines are among the very ablest!
in the country and publish arti
cles from United States Senators,
United States Supreme Court j,
Judges, members of the British
Parliament and from the leading j
educators and men of letters the:
world over. Not only are they
glad to accept Mr. Poe's con
tributions but they solicit articlee
We are pleased to make the
following extract from his article
in the December Review of Re
Let us cast a parting glance
at the typical old-time farmer.
Two or three months in each
year, there being practically
nothing to do on the farm, he
sent his children to the little one
room schoolhouse. There the
pupils recited inechanicallyfrotn
text-books saturated with city
ideas and city ideals?books in j
which the beauties aud wonders
of Agriculture and nature study i
found no place. The city allured
the more ambitious pupils; the
others turned blindly ana stolidly
to tasks whose deeper meaning
was never to be revelated to them.
Ancient and costly farming
methods remained unchanged,
for the "Man with the Hoe" was
content with the way of the
farmers. Four or five days in
each year, this farmer helps to
fill up the larger ruts in the
roads, but there was no perma
nent highway improvement. |
Season after season bad roads
kept him from profitable trips to
market; times innumerable they
kept his isolated family from
needed visits to friends and
relatives. Once a week, possibly
twice, some one went to the little
crossroads post-otlice to get the
letters and papers?if perchance
there should be any; these trips
were not regular or frequent,
because each one meant the loss
of half a day from work. With
such a slow and costly system,
that the farmer wrote few letters
and took few papers is not sur
prising. Theu, too, if he wished
to summon a doctor, speak to a
neighbor, or order from his
merchant, a slow horseback trip
over bad roads was the only
available means of communi
cation; the rural teiepnoue was
not dreamed of. Hut the tragedy
of this man's life was that he
was a drudge, a mechanical
"slave to the wheel of labor."
He was blind to the beauty of
rural life and ignorant of the
wonderful natural forces with
which he had to deal.
How different the progressive
farmer of todayl Five months in
each year his children go to
school, and the teaching has
given them a new interest in
their environment and in their
daily work. The old one-room
school house has given way
to an attractive modern struc
ture. Instead of an occasional
book bought from the itinerant
agent or borrowed from a neigh
bor, the school library puts the
choicest of literary treasures at
the disposal of the whole family.
The olu gullied highway is gone
and a well gradea road sweeps
by the farmer's bouse. Instead <
of the weekly paper and the oc
casional letter brought from the
old post-office, the rural mail
earner brings a city dailey each
morning, and letters and maga
zines In refreshing abundance.
To confer with a neighbor no
longer means a ride of an hour
or two; one or two minutes at;
the telephone suffices. Other ad- j
vantages have followed. With'
better school methods have come
more regular attendance and
more enthusiastic pupib; better
roads and increased travel have
developed a new pride iu the ap
pearance of grounds and build
ings; with better mail facilities
there is more thought as to the
qualitv of the periodical litera
ture. And on this man's farm
there is no drudgery. Knowledge
has enobled every task, and to
him "every common bush is afire
with God." His are the advan
tages of both town and country.
1'au still pipes by the riverside,
while the ring of the telephone
and the distant shriek of the
locomotive mingle with the music
of his flute.
Do not understand me to sav
that the new farmer here por
trayed is as yet the typical rural
lst. He is not, by any means.
The old-time farmer is yet many
times as numerous. But the
future is with the new farmer.
The modern leaven will yet
leaven the whole lump.
The marriage of Mr. N. G.
Rand and Miss Ella Parker was
solemnized at the residence
of the bride's father at
5 p. m. November 29th, Elder
,1. B. Parker, uncle of the bride.
officiating. Miss Parker is the
clever and efficient Post Mistress
at Four Oaks audisthedaughter
of Mr. K. 11. Parker one of our
leading farmers. Mr. Hand is
one of our popular young farm
ers and is mail carrier on route
No. 1 from Four Oaks, and is
the sou of the late Mr. O. R.
Hand, Sr., who was one of the
most prosperous farmers of
Johnston county. Mr. Raud is
also brother to Mr. O. R. Hand,
Jr., and Mr. Walter Rand of
Smithfield. The marriage was a
quiet home affair with only a
lew relatives and friends present.
We wish them much happiness
and a long and prosperous
Nov. 30. J. W. H.
The marriage of Mr. T. M.
Thompson and Miss Verana
Moore was solemnized at the resi
dence of the bride's father at
7:30 P. M. November 23rd.
It was a beautiful marriage
with many friends attending.
Miss Moore is the daughter of
Mr. Enoch Moore, of the Glen
more section. She is a charming
young girl with a host of ad
mirers. Mr. Thompson is a mer
chant of that section and is a
clever young man. A very boun
teous supper was served at the
bride's fatner's where the bride
and groom remained until next
day. The attendants were:
Mr. C. C. Lee and Miss Emma
Strickland, Mr. Ransom Thomp
son and Miss Lessie Moore, Mr.
Ransom Allen and MissLillie Up
chnrch Mr. Parson Itlaekmnii
and Minn Geneva Massingill and
Mr. Thos. Allen and Miss Martha
Massingill. We wish them both
a very prosperous, long and hap
Nov. 3th, J. W. H.
For School Library.
The teachers and students of
Turlington Graded School will
5ive an entertainment at San
er's Hall Friday night Decem
ber 9, in the interest of school
The programme consists of In
strumential Music, by Miss Har
i is, Recitations by Miss Webb,
Chorus, Drill, Dialogue, and
Pantocaine by students.
Admission: 25c. children 15c.
Exercises begin promptly at 8:00.
A Costly mistake.
Blunders are sometimes very
expensive. Occasionally life itself
is the price of a mistake, but
you'll never be wrong if you take
Dr. King's New Life Pills for
Dyspepsia, Dizziness, Headache,
Liver or Bowel troubles. They
are gentle yet thorough. 25c, at
Hood Bros. Drug Store.
HOGS WITH QUEER HOOFS
Johnston County Farmer Fetches
Round foot Porkers to Raleigh.
A Johnston county-farmer
fetched a duplicated sample of
queer "porkers" to Kaleigh. They
were slaughtered aud offered for
sale "ready dressed," along with
a number of others of the usual
Hut the two in question had no
part in their hoofs, being as
round as the foot of a horse. As
there is a jewish butcher in the
market wno has customers of
the same race who like a leetle
pork occasionally, it is presumed
that he has bought the round-i
Dr. Samuel V. Smiley, of Eleva- j
tion township, Johnstoncouuty,'
near Benson, had brought them
to town along with several other
dressed hogs and pigs. In reply \
to questions as to his round-foot
ed hogs, he said they were not
merely freaks of nature, but were
a distinct stock or breed to them
selves. He had bought his first
sow, he said, from Onslow county
several years ago and had been
breeding the variety ever since,
because there was every indica
tion that the species was exempt
from hog cholera.
Dr Smiley said that his first
pig with round feet had been in
the pen with otners that died of
the cholera, and vet never took
it, and at that time the disease
was epidemic in that section.
And from that time to this he
had never known a round-footed
pig, or hog to have cholera.?
Kaleigh Times, Nov. 30.
MURDERER GOES INSANE.
haunted by the Vision ot the Man
he Slew Thirty Years Ago.
Asbeville, N. C., Nov. 2!).?j
Sandy Garden, an old tnau from
j the northern section of Bun
, combe county was brought to
Asheville last night and placed .
in jail, a raving maniac.
Garden, it is said, has gone
insane over visions of a man
whom he slew many years ago.
Garden killed a man named
Sheppard in Yancey county some
30 or 35 years ago, was arrested,
tried and acquitted, the plea of
the defense being self-defense.
The crime and the features of the
case have about passed from the
recollection of those of that day,
but to the slayer it was not so.
The visions of the murdered man
and the continual thought of
having taken a human life have
so preyed upon Garden that the
strain was too great and he has
gone hopelessly insane.
HOOD BROS. SUCCESSFUL.
Induced Dr. Howard company to
Make Special Price.
After a great deal of effort and
correspondence, Hood Bros., the
popular druggists, have succeed
ed in getting the Dr. Howard
Co. to make a special half-price
introductory offer on the regular
Hftr ppnt U17R of t.hoir nololirafori
i ua vj vvu V uauu W A tsaavsAA VUIUV1 LtWU I
specific for the cure of constipa
tion and dyspepsia.
Dr. Howard's specific has been
so remarkably successful in
curing constipation, dyspepsia
and all liver troubles, that Hood
Bros. are willing to return the
price paid in every case where it
does not give relief.
Tbelold-fashioned idea of dosing
with mineral waters, cathartic
pills or harsh purgatives will
soon he a thing of the past. The
best physiciaus are prescribing
Dr. Howard's specific because it
really gives the desired result
and on account of the small and
pleasant dose that is needed.
So great is the demand for this
specific, that Hood Bros, have
been able to secure only a limited
supply, and every one who is
troubled with dyspepsia, consti
pation or liver trouble should
call upon them at once, or send
25 cents, and get six doses of the
best medicine ever made, on this
special half-price offer, with their
personal guarantee to refund the
money if it does not cure.
The date is Dec. 7th when the
little Buck Jr. will begiwnuway.
An Autumn Wedding.
One of the prettiest home wed
dings of the fall season occurred
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
F. T. Booker, at Polenta, at
10:40 o'clock Sunday morning
when their daughter, Miss
Audrey, became the bride of Mr.
W. T. Adams, of Smithfield. The
ceremony was performed by Kev.
E. W. Souders, in the presence of
a large number of relatives and
friends. The house was beauti
fully decorated in autumn leaves
and flowers. The bride was at
tired in handsome suit of blue
cloth and carried white chrys
anthemums. After the impressive
ceremony the bridal p~rty at
tended service at Oakland, after
which they returned to the
hospitable home of the bride's
father where a sumptuous diuner
Late in the afternoon thenewly
married couple drove into Smith
field where the groom's mother
tendered an elegant supper.
The bride is a charming young
lady of l'olenta, and has a host
of friends here who will welcome
her to he new home. The groom
is the popular young Deputy
Sheriff, of Smithtield.
They will board with Mrs. D.
L. Godwin in Brooklyn.
Among those who attended
were: Mr. and Mrs. D. L. God
win, Miss llosa Peacock and Mr.
C. M. Kirkman. of Smithfield.
Messrs E. S. Edmundson, C. C.
Young, W. D. Tomlinson, Wm.
Youug, Willis Smith, Dr. and
Mrs. lfooker, Miss Williams, Miss
Jones, and Miss Ella Booker of J
PEACOCK S CROSS ROADS.
This community was saddened
by the death of Miss Ada Altaian
who was accideutly killed at
Dunn last week. She was the
daughter of Mr. .loel Altmau
and was visiting her uncle, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Godwin
have moved into their new resi
dence which was completed last
week. It is said to be the best
and handsomest building in
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Johnson
have a boy who is very sick with
A Frightened Horse,
Running like mad down the
street dumping the occupants,
or a hundred other accidents, are
every day occurrences. It be
hooves everybody to have a
reliable Salve handy and there's
none as good as Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. Burns, Cuts, Sores,
Eczema and Piles, disappear
quickly under its soothing effect.
25c, at Hood Bros. Drug Store.
Mrs. A. F. Whitley is very
sick with blood poison in her
Prot. Ira T. Turlington, of
Smithfleld, was in this com
munity last week visiting public
The Vocal Union, or Mass
Meeting of Singers, will be held
at White Oak next Sunday.
Several choirs are expected.
Mr. Joe T Barnes and family
will move to Clayton this week.
We regret to lose them from our
community but wish them suc
cess in their new home.
Nov, 29, 1004. S. L. W.
Fight Will he Bitter.
Those who will persist in clos
ing their ears against the con
tinual recommendation of Dr.
King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, will have a long and
bitter tight with their troubles,
if not ended earlier by fatal
teraiination. Head what T. K.
Beall of Beali, Miss, has to say:
"Last fall my wife had every
symptom of consumpton. She
took Dr. King's New Discovery
after every thing else had failed.
Improvement came at once and
four bottles entirely cured her.
Guaranteed by Hood Bros.
Druggists. Price 50c, and #1.00.
Trial Bottle free.
Go to Watson's for good shoes.
Not as Big as the Democratic Vic
tory of 1890 and No Larger
Than That of 92.
It was a famous victory, but
only a short fourteen years ago
there was a greater and more
signal victor v for the Democratic
party. In 1890 the Republican
party carried only three States
of the Mississippi river. The East
Democrats met with no such
disaster as that this year. In
1890 the Republicans elected
only eighty-eight members of
the Fifty-second Congress, and
the Democratic majority in that
Congress was more than double
the entire Republican member
ship. Massachusetts, Wiscon
sin, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and
Minnesota, all traditional Re
puulimn States, went Democrat
ic and went "hell-bent." Kansas
and Nebraska went Populist,
and the "pivotal" States?Con
necticut, New York, New Jersey,
Delaware and Indiana?were
The South, including West Vir
ginia and Meryland, was inten
sely solid. There has uot been
such a disastrous Waterloo for a
political party since 1852 as
1890 was for the Republican
party?not even 1872 nor 1904.
Pythian Oyster Supper
On Friday night, Nov. 25, the
Knights of Pythias gave their
friends an oyster supper in their
Castle Hall on 3rd Street. The,
doors were open from 8:30 to
11 o'clock I'. M , during which
time more than 150 guests were
served with steaming oysters.
The pleasures of the evening were
greatly enhanced by the presence
of so many of Smithfield s beau
tiful women. This is the first of
a series of entertainments plann
ed for the winter by the Pyth
There will be much good ac
complished by such entertain
ments, as everyone more clearly
understands the essential princi
ple?Friendship?of the Pythian
K. of P.
/Meeting of County Superintend
Prof. IraT. Turlington, County
Superintendent of Schools, went ?
to Raleigh Tuesday afternoon to
attend the annual meeting of the
State Association of County j
Superintendents which was held
in the Hall of the House of Rep
resentatives, Wednesyday and
yesterday. An interesting pro
gram has beeu prepared and no
doubt the results of this meeting
will be of great good to our
The committee on School Reg
ister, Blank Reports, etc., of
which Supt. Turlington is chair
man, met Tuesday night in State
Supt. Joyner's office. The mem
bers of this important commit
tee were: Superintendents Mas
Bey, of Durham: Ragsdale, of
Pitt; Hays, of Wilson; Atkinson, j
of Wayne; Wright, of Wilkes;
Foust, of Guilford; and Mebane,
A sure sign of approaching
revolt and serious trouble in
.your system is nervousness,
sleeplessness, or stomach upsets.
Electric Bitters will quickly dis
member the troublesome causes.
It never fails to tonethestomach,
regulate the Kidneys and Bowels,
stimulate the Liver, and clarify
the blood. Run down systems
benefit particularly and all the
usual attending aches vanish
under its searching and thorough
effectiveness. Electric Bitters is
only 50c, and that is returned if
it don't give perfect satisfaction
Guaranteed by Hood Bros. Drug
The date is Dec. 7th when the
little Buck Jr. will be given away.
Woolen Underwear for babies,
100 pictures and frames just
received. Smithfleld Hardware
A Gold-coil breastpin on streets
of Smithfield Friday afternoon,
Nov. 25 Suitable reward for its
return to ttfis office.
LEAVE WORD FOR ME
At this season of the year I try
to be at Smithfield as much as
possible, but if you should come
to see me about a machine and
find me awav please leave word
at The Herald Office and a
machine will be sent to you at
J. M. Beaty.
You are assured of getting
full value for your money if you
will buy of us while we continue
to sell at cost. Listen. Boy
suits at 65c. Men's $12.50 suits
at $8 50. Men's $10.00 suits at
T oo. Men's $1.50 pants at
$1.00. Men's $8 00 suits at
$2.00. Ladies' nice shoes at
85c. Men's $2 00 shoes at $1.50
etc. We invite you to come and
get the advantage of these low
prices. W. E. Stallin'(i8& Co.
Clayton, N. C.
Tobacco is at ill selling well at
the Banner warehouse. Below you
will see some good sales made in
the past few days.
J. M. Laugdon, 40, 35, 30, 25,
17',. 15%, 14%, 14!*, 15, 13. 12%,
11, 10, 9%.
.1. VV. Easom, 20. 20. 19,10.
W. X. Falkner, 23. 17,15, 10%?
<> R. Arrington, 20, 12%, 11 %,
,1. 8. Benson, 20. 10%, 15, 14%,
13%, 13, 11, 9%, 8%, 71,, 7.
?lerrv Pulley, 35, 30, 18, 13%,
13, 12% 11% 10.
J. K. Parrish, 22, 10, 12, 7, 0%.
II. X. Youngblood, 25, 10%, 14,
VV. H. Laesiter. 28. 25, 20%,
13%, 13%, 10,11,9%. 7%, 7%.
VV. H. Lassiter A Harper sold
5 acres for $058.45 clear check.
Bring us your next load and
we will do all in our power to send
you home satisfied.
Skinner & Patterson.
One good biccyle in first-class
repair. L. D. Wharton,
Smithfield, N. C.
GOOD STOCK FOR SALE.
I hereby offer for sale to the
highest bidder for cash my twenty
shares of stock of fifty dollars
per share in the Brooklin Manu
facturing Co,, of Smithfield, X. C.
This sale will close on January
1st, 1905, and the highest bid I
have on that day will get the
stock. This stock is paying a
dividend of4percent. semi-annu
ally. I therefore will not accept
a bid for less than 50-100
Get information from S. S. Holt.
Correspond with me at Wise, N. C.
Xov. 2&th, 1904.
W. J. Stephenson.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF
Know all men by this notice
that we the undersigned mem
bers of the firm of Fred B. Oiiver
& to. have this day mutually
dissolved partnership in said
business, and that said Fred B.
Oliver will pay all out-standing
indebyiess of the firm.
This Nov. 15th, 1904.
Fred B. Oliver,
I). T. Massey,
#ar Owing to the fact that The
Austin-Stephenson Co., of Smith
field and lour Oaks, have tem
porarily withdrawn their adver
tisements from Tim Hkkald, the
readers of the paper are this
week givenjthree columns of read
ing matter additional. The
above firm believes in Printers'
Ink and will renew their adver
tising contract after Christmas.
Watch out for their New Years'
123 Doz. Pairs Black Crow
Stockings just received at Wat
son's. All "lies, all colors and
all prices from 5 to 20c per pair.