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VOL. 28. SMITHPIELD. N. C? FRIDAY. MARCH 5, 1909. NO. 2
NEW COMPANY ORGANIZED.
The Ivanhoe Manufacturing Company
Effected a Permanent Organiza
tion Monday Night?A Strong
Board of Directors Selected?New
Concern Will Also Operate an
Electric Light Plant and Cotton
Seed Oil Mill.
The Ivanhoe Manufacturing Com
pany, for which a charter was ob
tained from the Secretary of State
several days ago, effected a perma
nent organization Monday night. This
concern starts- off with a paid in cap
ital of $100,000.00. It is the pur
pose of the Hoard of Directors to
tfuild one of the best plants in the
South, for the manufacturing of j
yatns of every, description. The e
Quipment will be the most modern
and up to date in every particular,
and only the latest improved and best
machinery will be installed.
In addition to spinning cotton, the
concern will operate a ginning plant,
and also an electric light plant. It
Is their purpose to put in an elec
tric light plant with sufficient capaci
ty to light the town of Smithfield,
and arrangements will also be made
to furnish water to the town for ev
? ery use. They will also operate a
cotton seed oil mill, and will mix and
manufacture all grades of fertilizers.
In fact, the concern will build a plant
complete in every detail. Their char
ter gives them power to do a great
many other thinge not mentioned
here. We have heard it said that
the charter is one of the most com
prehensive ever granted by the Sec
retary of State.
The stock holders met here Mon
day night, and elected the following
Board of Directors:
B. B. Adams, W. H. Austin, J. H.
B. Tomlinson, W. M. Sanders, W. D.
Avera, W. L. Woodall, and T. R.
The Board of Directorsm et after
the adjournment of the meeting of
tne stock holders, and elected the
President, W. M. Sanders.
Vice-President, J. H. B. Tomlinson.
Secretary and Treasurer, F. K.
The following were appointed a
Committee to select a site:
W. M. Sanders, J. H. B. Tomlinson,
N. B. Grantham, and F. K. Broad
hurst. . ?
The Directors will hold their next
regular meeting next Monday, to
hear the report of the Committee on
Site, and also plan for the purchas
ing of the equipment.
Mr. F. K. Broadhurst, the effici
ent Secretary and Treasurer of The
Smithfield Cotton Mills, has been
largely instrumental in forming the
new Corporation, and deserves much
credit for his splendid suhCP'-'s
The Board of Directors is . cheltx
of the leading business m-i, of '
section, and is in itself a prophet;
of the success that will follow their
In The Legislature.
Raleigh, N. C., Mar. 1.?The Gen
eral Assembly started today on the (
last week of the 1909 session with .
Indications pointing to final adjourn
ment next Monday. This will give ,
Sunday for rounding up the work, in
the enrolling office so that the final (
ratification and other final details
will be accomplished Monday. t
The pay of members stops by con- j
?tltutlonal limitation Saturday night
and there will be mighty few here (
Monday. However it is always ar- t
ranged for enough to stay over to 5
keep up the semblance at least of t
sessions, it being understood that no- t
body will raise the point of a quorum e
The bill ty Senator Nimocks to c
authorize the several counties to levy
a special tax exceeding two cents on f
$100 property and six cents on poll j
for additional p nsions of Confedc- e
rate Veterans, passed second reading,
being a roll call bill. j
The Senate spent nearly two more 0
hours discussing the Ormond solici- p
tors' salary bill and then voted It c
through final reading 20 to 17, only f
to have the ill "knocked out" this f,
afternoon by the House Judiciary t
Committee by an almost unanimous ri
unfavorable report without minority t
report to give it standing on the tl
House calendar so that it goes to the p
Housfi "grav? yard" of "do not pass" h
bills. It'is plgenhole will be along- o
aide *hat la which the original House
bill on solicitors' salaries reposes, de
feated In the House two weeks ago. p
The Pharr freight rate resolution
directing the Corporation Commission
to put into effect within the State
rates per ton per mile from North
Carolina ports inland that will de
stroy discrimination against North
Carolina towns as compared with
rates from ports of other States to
the same inland points passed.
Raleigh, N. C., March 2.?Morning,
afternoon and night session of both
houses of the General AssemDly were
held today in the final round-up of
important legislation that must be
disposed of before the term expires
next Monday, while a number of mem
bers managed to get in both branches
a number of local bills.
In the Senate the electric head
light bill was passed on second read
ing with an amendment placing the
compulsion on the part of the rail
roads in the hands 01 cho Corporation
Commission, but under objection, it
went over until tot1 ay for final read
ing. The House was largely engag
ed morning and night in considera
tion of the Machinery Bill.
Among bills passed final reading
were: To authorize boards of county
commissioners to increase pensions
of Confederate veterans by levying a
special tax not to exceed two cents
on the property and six cents on the
poll; Hovpe bill, to authorize Selma
to issue bonds for Indebtedness and
install electric lights. Sewerage and
other improvements; relating to elec
tion of directors of the corporations,
allowing stockholders controlling 25
per cent, of stock to vote cumula
tively; law relative to escapes, ex
tending the Drovisions to Dersons in
prison awaiting trial and as to clothes
furnished to prisoners; substitute for
House Bill for registration and iden
tification of motor vehicles on public
roads and to regulate and control
tjjeir use on the highways and pro
The Senate school bill, providing
for a special tax for the maintenance
of four months school in ever district
and for more equitable apportionment
of the second $100,000 was called up
on third reading, and passed with on
ly few negative votes.
Cabinet of President Taft.
Secretary of State?Philander C.
Knox, of Pennsylvania.
Secretary of the Treasury?Frank
lin McVeagb, of Illinois.
Attorney-General?George W. Wick
ersham, of New York.
Secretary of War?J. M. Dickin
son, of Tennessee.
Secretary of the Navy?George von
L. Meyer, of Massachusetts.
Secretary of Commerce and Labor
?Chas. Nagel, of Missouri.
Secretary of the interior?R. A.
Ballinger, of Washington.
P ifltraaster-General?Frank H.
HltA-i _ *-f Mnxaachuactu.
? -otury of A>;i:u'.tnre?Jauies
Wilson, ot Iowa.
Wednesday in tha Legislature,
Senator Ormond introduced out of
jrder a bill increasing the annual ap
propriation to be apportioned among
the public schools $125,000 and amend
ing the pension law so that the pen
sion fund will be Increased $450,000.
rhe bill was put on its immediate
passage. A long discussion resulted
>n an amendment by Senator Means
naking the pension fund $500,000. In
his shape the bill passed second read
ng 44 to 6.
rue Din to regulate tne practice 01
jptometry, examination of the eyes
ind fitting glasses, providing for a
State Board rf Examiners, licenses
o practice and penalties for viola
ions, exempting local dealers, pass
id without division after some dis
Representative Hinsdale's bill to
?ay every Inmate of the Soldiers'
iome $6 a year pocket money pass
d without reference to committee.
The electric headlight bill, the
Sassett substitute that passed sec
nd reading yesterday conferring the
ower to regulate headlights on the
Corporation Commission, came up on
Inal passage. Senator Dockery of
ered his bill as an amendment for
he Bassett bill. This passed third
eading, reversing the action of yes
erday. It requires all roads evcept
nose 125 miles and less and tnde
endently owned, to Install electric
eadlights on all engines, equipping
ne-fourth each year until 1913.
Messrs. V. O. Parker and R. E.
rlnoe; of Raleigh, were here Monday i
11 BENSON'S NEWS BUDGET.
i I Two Marriages?500 Chickens in One
Day?J. F. Lee to Build New Home
? Mayor Fines Law-Breakers?Oth
> er Local and Personal Items.
i Benson, March 4.?A large num
ber from here are at court at Siulth
, field this week.
Mrs. Toler went to Dunn last Frl
! day afternoon, returning Sunday.
Mr. Jos. Hutchlns, who is taking
a course in Pharmacy at Chapel Hill,
spent Sunday and Monday in town,
i Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Driver spent
i Saturday and Sunday in Dunn with
The lumber has been placed for
the erection of a Catholic church on
South Church street.
Hev. J. T. Jenkins, of Wilson,
preached an able sermon at the Bap
tist church last Wednesday night.
Prof. I. T. Turlington, of Smith
field, spent Friday night in town
with his brother, Mr. E. S. Turling
Mr. A. R. Evitt, representative of
the McKorm Lumber Co., went to
Norfolk "Friday morning.
Mr.Wingate Morris and master Geo.
left for Washington and Philadelphia
Rev. Chas. Johnson, of Dunn, spent
Friday and Saturday in town with
On Friday night, March 12th, the
boys of the Benson High school will
give a public debate at the audito
Mr. C. T. Johnson left Saturday
night for Baltimore, New York and
other northern cities to buy his spring
Prof. L. T. Royall, principal of the
Benson High school, spent Saturday
and Sunday in Smithfield.
Rev. W. C. Royal went up to Ral
eigh Monday afternoon, returning
Elder Trent, of Virginia, will
preach at the Primitive Baptist
church on Tuesday night, March 16.
Rev. Mr. Henderson, of Baltimore,
preached two able sermons at the
Baptist church here Sunday morning
Miss Emma Petway, of Enfield,
who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs.
L. Guilbert, left Monday for Durham
to visit her sister, Mrs. R. E. L. Skin
Mr. J. P. Lee has begun to remove
his residence from Main to Church
street. He will erect a nice and pal
atial dwelling on the site of the old
Mr. .J. A. Hall and Miss Ellen Hajl
w< iv before J. M. Britt last Thurs
day and were united in the holy ,
bonds of wedlock.
Benson is one of the best chicken
markets in North Carolina, for a
small town. On last Wednesday over
5nn chickens were sold here bringing
ii. . 30 10 60 f>nts each.
1 lr>3t "T. xj ? veil?.',!? Mr. Willie
Stercns s Hwj
were married. Thej n ? '? }
people of high standing and v.e
for them much success on life's path
The following cases have been dis
posed of recently before his honor,
J. M. Britt: Pulaski Ivey, drunk,
fined 13.30 and costs; R. A. McLamb,
drunk, $3.35 and costs; Henry Lee,
Herbert Massey, Norman McCoy, dis
orderly conduct, fine $8.15 and costs.
WOOL CARGO WORTH $1,600,000.
Great Shipment From Australia Will
Pay $460,000 Duty.
Boston, Feb. 26.?With more than
$1,500,000 worth of wool?the second
largest shipment ever received at this
port?stowed below her decks, the
steamer Memnon steamed Into port
today from Melbourne, Australia.
The shipment of wool consisted of
12,500 bales, valued at $1,600,000, and
on which the consignees will have to (
pay a duty of $460,000.
Train Blown From Track. i
Wilmington, N. C., March 3.?Supt. <
J. B. Fountain of the Atlantic Coast t
Line Is advhed that this afternoon 1
at 2:30 o'clock, while a Wilmington (
bound freight tr~in of 55 cars was
standing at a water tank at Dudley, t
a short distance this side of Goldsbo- i
ro, a gale of wind struck the center t
of the string of cars, blowing six of i
them, all empties, clear of the main t
line and one on the track, blocking c
traffic for four hours. No one was 1
injured an 1 there was no freight loss, f
the news in selma.
Mr. Charlie Parker Married?Two
Young Men Leave for Oklahoma?
Mr. Winston Gone to Chase City
Business Changes and Local Items.
Selma. March 4.?Mr. Charlie Par
ker, one of our young men and a
son of Mr. J. F. Parker, and Miss
Alma Hall, of Mount Olive, a very
charming young woman, were mar
ried at Mount Olive on Wednesday,
March 3rd, by Rev. W. H. Puckett,
They will be at home after March
15th, from a visit to tho northern
Rev. J. H. Worley, of Pine Level,
will soon begin the eerection of a
nice dwelling here. He has the tim
ber cut and will begin hauling it here
Sheriff R. M. Nowell is improving
slowly. He was at court several days
this week, but is not strong enough
to do business.
Messrs W. W. Hare and C. W.
Richardson spent Sunday and Mon
day at Wendell.
Mr. S. R. Lee has been elected
assistant cashier of the Bank of Sel
Messrs. George W. Evans and Alon
zo R. Richardson left Wednesday for
Oklahoma, much to the regret of
their many friends. Mr. Evans has
had a position as assistant cashier In
the Bank of Selma for several years
and the officers of the Bank regret
that they could not offer him the in
ducement that was offered him In
Oklahoma. Mr. Richardson has been
living at Wendell for about two
years and was in the drug business
there. He goes in search of health.
They take with them the best wish
es of all our people.
Mr. anjl Mrs. M. C. Winston left
Wednesday morning for Chase City.
Va. Mr. Winston has been sick with
sciatica and has gono there for the
benefit of the water. We hope he
will soon be well for he is needed
here at the new cotton mills.
Mr. W. Thad Woodard has accept
ed a position with the Selma Mercan
Mr. M. A. Hooks, who has Repre
sented A. Sprunt & Son here buying
<?>tton, left for his home near Char
lotte Wednesday. Mr. Charles Price,
of Punn, will represent them the rest
of the season.
Mr. Mat U. Wall, who has been
book keeper for the Liberty Cotton
Mills at Clayton, has been elected
book-keeper for the Lizzie Cotton
Mills and is now at work.
Mr. W. D. Anderson is now Secre
tary and Treasurer of the Ethel Cot
THE LAND OF FIRE.
Plain Living and High Thinking of
the Natives of Iceland.
Iceland is, as William Morris said,
? O'eece of the north." It pro
twelfth and, thirteenth
auire lAparalleled af
ter Home b?f ' tbf? polden age of
England and FV.tr? ? '^racter
drawing In passionate " n<> * *r
in service, noble simplicity, in .'i>.
humor. All the characters of v/
Sagas live and move today. Every
nill and headland and valley in the
island is full of their presence. The
'celander of today knows them by
heart. It is as If every Englishman
from pauper to King, knew Shake
speare's historical plays and could
retell them more or less in his or her
own words. It has kept the national
times alive through evil times. It has
preserved the language almost un
touched by time and foreign inter
Nowhere is the contrast between
man and his surroundings so glaring
as in Iceland. Buried in snow in
darkness, deprived of every comfort, ,
living on rancid butter and fried fish.
Irlnklng sour whey and milk, dress
ed like his servants, seeking in a
little boat his food, yet a cultured
cnind, possessing an Intimate knowl
edge not only of the history of his
>wn country but of Greece and Rome,
i poet fond of throwing off satires,
ntellectually and yiorally the equal
)f bis European guest, con?,d'"-lng
roself your equal and refusing \o
>e ordered about by a rich English -
nan, owner of several square mlleii
>f land and hundreds of sheep, With
i pedigree going further back than
hat of his visitor; a Jack of all trad
>?, a blacksmith in his smithy, '>oat
milder and carpenter, an artist in j
lllgroo work, a carver in w?od, an <!
eager reader iu books, he lias uni
versal education up to the degree t<
which ii is useful for a man.
There are 110 schools in Iceland
yet every child at twelve can re at
according to the parish statistics. Ii
no country in Europe are so war,)
books printed and sold in proportioi
u> the population. A population ol
only "6,000, scattered in many ham
lets, has twelve printing presses, tht
earliest being established as fai
back as 1530; about 100 books annua!
ly, fourteen newspapers, and elghl
periodicals are produced to satisf)
the literary needs of this little nation
Yet this literary people still live
in a pastoral and Homeric clvlllza
tion, which is a modern lesson ol
the healthfuluess of human life liv
ed in close contact with the free
wild life of nature, such as would
have delighted the heart of Kosseau
or Thoreau. As a proof that this lift
is healthy I give the ^xample of a
clergyman who died four years ago
113 years old, having managed to live
all his days healthy and happy on
$150 a year, the average stipend in
the Iceland church.
The sheep yield food and clothing.
Their wool is pulled off in the spring
carded, spun, woven in hand looms,
and worn undyed. You make shoes
of their skin and spoons of their
horns. Every opportunity is seized
for the telling of stories and recit
ing of poems. Only the milk ewes are
kept at home in the summer to be
milked. The rest of the sheep are
gathered in from the mountain in
autumn, notice being given at church
from the pulpit.
Thrt fl 111II Til .1 ffailinnlnM 111- 1
. . .. uwvuiuu gaiuuiiugo, mm
sitting on the walls of the stone en
closure telling stories, are quite
Homeric. The winter evenings are
spent with each member of the fam
ily busy at work in the same room;
the men on their knees shaving the
wool off the sheep skins, making
ropes and nets of hair; the women
using spindle and distaff, embroider
ing, etc., afford a still better opportu
nity for stories and puns.
There are even wandering mins
trels who gain their livelihood by
reciting prose or poetry, which they
know by heart, at various farmhous
es till they exhaust their stock.?
National Geographical Magazine.
SUPERIOR COURT IN SESSION.
Several Cases Disposed of?The Case
of A. Batten Set for This Morn
The spring term of Johnston coun
ty Superior court convened here Mon
day for a two-weeks session with
Judge C. C. Lyon, of Elizabeth City,
presiding. The State Is represented
by Solicitor Armistead Jones, of Ral
The following grand jury was
drawn and sworn in: J. E. Austin,
J. W. Rowe, J. G. Coats, C. E. Creech
Henry Morgan, H. H. Penny, W. T.
Hlnton, J. W. Keen, Lewis M. Ste
vens, Thomas Brown, W. C. Benson,
J. S. Talton, W. G. Britt, I. L. Smith,
Daniel M. Coats, Alonzo Hood, Eli
Batten and Walter Blackmail.
Mr. J. E. Austin, of Clayton town
;n, was appointed foreman of the
iury and Mr. E. W. Holder,
o was sworn as officer to
attei "valt upon them.
? ?. ?vi; wi mo juugv a
charge to : > t. nd Jury the crimi
nal docket Wi.? uKv. up and quite
a number of case.: ha ? dispos' i
of. A great majority if J i se case
have been of minor lin; \ > ' anrf
only a few of those tried u ' ?'"?t
ed In a Jail sentence. A nuaj?> i; < '
persons tried were found not
while several of those who wt>Ai
found guilty had judgment suspended
upon payment of costs. I
John D. Smith plead guilty of sell
ing Kiquor and was permitted to
spend three months on the roads.
Telfair Tanner, who plead guilty
to the charge of an assault with a
leadly weapon, was sent to the roadu
tor six months.
Henry Peterson no doubt will bo
careful about 'getting things under
'alse pretense for one year at least,
fie plead guilty to this charge and
*111 spend one year helping to build
The case of A. Batten chorged
with the murder of J. C. Brown, was
let for this morning at 9:30, and
he sheriff was ordered to aummond
i venire of 100 free-holders from
vhlch to ret a Jury.
Court wit: be In session a good
>art of nex' week as the erlmlnrJ
locket Is not yet completod.
1 1 ?? I ??^
CLAYTON MOVING AHEAD.
Two Tobacco Warehouses to be Built
?The Sals or Lots in West Clayton
I A Success?Rpv. M. L. Kelser to
i Preach Sunday?Other Items of
r Local and Personal Interest.
[ Clayton, March 3.?The West Clay
? ton land sale came off Monday as ad
> vertised and was attended by about
; the biggest crowd we have ever had
I for anything. The eagerness of the
I bidders for lots and the substantial
? prices, proves conclusively the admo
i. nition of the promoter, "West Clay
> ton," "Town that's bound to grow."
. Everybody seems to feel confident
; that Clayton is bound to broaden out.
Mr. John H. Talton has begun worlc
, on his residence on Barnes' Heights
[ on Lombard street.
i On Tuesday night, the locations
i for the two tobacco warehouses were
, definitely agreed upon. The sites se
i lected are two of the best and most
i convenient to the farmers, that could
have been secured here. One house
will be located on the Home lot
near the Mayor's office. This house
will be situated very near the mala
street and will be very convenient
from every point of view. The other
warehouse will be located on Mr. E.
L. lllnton's lot just south of the
Clayton Foundry and Machine Works.
This house, like the other is conven
iently located, being on Main street
and just a short distance from the
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Barbour and
Mrs. D. W. Barbour are attending
the inauguration. Mr. Barbour will
, buy his spring stock while away.
Mr. W. I. Whitley is in northern
markets now, buying stock for Mess.
A. Home & Son.
Rev. M. L. Keslor, manager of the
Thomasvllle Orphanage, will preach
at the Baptist church Sunday.
Our people are praising the manage
ment of the road force for their very
efficient work on the Smlthfleld road.
Mr. E. L. Oneal is having his store
room papered and painted Inside. Mr.
Oneil Is one of our most enterprising
merchants and Is always on the look
out for any Improvement that he can
make to add to the attractiveness of
his store. We might add, that his
enterprise and courteous service, have
won for him a marked succeA, ., the
Mr. M. W. Lee, of Raleigh, a for
mer citizen of this section, was buri
ed here last Saturday. Mr. Lee had
many friends In our community who
thoroughly sympathize with the be
MEMORIAL TO UNCLE REMUS.
; Children to Raise Fund That Will
Buy His Home.
Atlanta, Feb. 28.?"Snap Ueaa ,*
Farm and the Sign of the Wren's y,'
Nest," as Jed Chandler Harris styled
his home, is to be purchased by the
friends of "Uncle Remus," and pre
sented to the public as a memo- nl
to the author, is was annouiK ? to
The Woman's Auxlllao f irie In
cle Remus I u ' vsaocUtio" g
sires that tb
i'rom the chllui t? :? #
light in the ????! 'lit ^ _
jpH-.if?PlNfc .13LY FAILS.
May Prevent Inde
?idnrce This Century.
Manllrt, Feb. 27.?Little hope for
? Pl pplno independence within the
? . "sent century is entertained here.
*l '? second session of the first Philip
I in- -^rnbly, which convened the
flu t \ n - y in February, has prov
ed, lu'Dii 1 i.'ictals declare, the In
compete? ? y " ?bi> Filipinos to con
duct an au is government
Only one bi'l tl the 140 introduc
ed and passed by the native legis
lature has been approved by tho
Philippine Commission, which sits as
an upper house, anJ must approve all
enactments before they can become
AU of the measures passed by the
assembly except the one approved
by the commission were either sedi
tions or eccentric.
C.?There are unconfirmed rumors
of the destruction of a village near
'Jerusalem and 50 persons killed.
Ten people were burned to death
la a tenement house in New York