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Editors and Proprietors.
Entered at the Postofflce at Smith
field, Johnston County, N. C., as
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EXTERMINATE THE HOUSE FLY.
One of the most unwelcome guests
found in any home Is the abominable
house-fly. He is in and out and goes
everywhere. He is a pestiferous lit
tle creature whose presence is u
curse to say the least. A war of
extermination should be begun in
every home these early spring days
and every effort should be made to
put him out of business. He is all
unclean, a germ toter, a disease bree
der, a detested nuisance, a distur
ber of the peace?yea, all these and
much more?Our vocabulary is too
limited to properly characterize him.
Destroy him, put htm out of exis
tence, leave not one of his kinsmen
to disturb the babe or annoy the
baldheaded man. Let every one do
all In his or her power to crush him.
The following clipping may interest
"A young woman In New Orleans
Is the leader In a war that is being
?waged against the house fly. Posters
depicting the habits of the insects
are circulated throughout the city
and other towns of the south. A
code of respectability has been es
tablished, and any housekeeper who
is known to allow a house fly within
her domain is put in the same class
with those who harbor other notori
ous insects. Stable keepers In the
larger cities are required to register
with a view of having their premises
Inspected regularly, and they are
prosecuted if they refuse to assist
in efforts to prevent the breeding of
TIME HAS CHANGED THINGS.
Mr. Israel Stephenson says that
his father, David Stephenson, who
lived In Pleasant Grove township
decided about 1857 or 1858 to buy a
*ract of land for one of his sons,
and came the Hunter Road to Smith
field looking for a place. He did
not want any place he saw but went
back home and told his family it
made him hungry to travel the Hun
ter road as the land was so poor.
He said he could see a wild turkey
through tho woods as far as his eyes
would allow him to see as the land
had then very little growth on It
except long leaf pines. He says that
a farmer moved from where Mr. Ed.
Johnson now lives because the land
was too poor for a living to be made
on it. Mr. Johnson, we are told,
raises as much as two bales of cot
ton per acre on some acres and av
erages a bale per acre. There is
no finer farming section in the coun
ty than the northern part of Eleva
tion township through which the Hun
ter Road passes. The Lass iters and
others have revolutionized farming
In that section. A trip along the
Hunter Road now makes one think
of plenty and prosperity.
We can remember when nothing
was more unpopular than special tax
es. Soon after the civil war special
taxes were levied at different times
and the people fought them as best
they could, claiming that the regular
t&xcj called for should be sufficient
for all purposes and that the special
taxes were burdensome. Perhaps
they feared special taxes then too
much but we are sure that people
are drifting to the other extreme
now. There are getting to be too
many special taxes. They make it
burdensome when tax settling time
comes. In times of prosperity it is
easy to arrange for special taxes to
be levied and paid, but they hurt
when hard times reach us. We have
in mind a Smithfield man whose pro
perty income is less than one hun
dred and fifty dollars and his taxes
for all purposes are a little more
than ninety-nine dollars.
We here and now sound a note
of warning to the people to go slow
on special taxes. They should never
be put on the people except by popu
lar vote and even then the people
will sometimes get tired paying them
By vigoroqs effort special tax elec
tions can be carried but It Is not
always best that they should be.
Probably most of the special taxes
imposed already In Johnston will
work out for the best but we think
It Is time to call a halt. In public
affairs as well as in private life, peo
ple can use a treat many things
whtfh thsy arc not able to afford.
We should not get so much Interest
ed in any matter as to make slaves
of ourselves In order to rush things
along. One trouble about special
taxes Is that they call for extra ex
penses which cut down the earnings
of the people before they go to bene
fit the object for which the taxes
are levied, for example of what we
mean: It costs between eighty and
one hundred dollars In Smlthflelrf
township to get the road tax placed
on the hix books. We do not want
to be non-progressive but at present
we feel it will be hard to get us to |
vote for any other special tax.
J. M. B.
LAND FOR SALE?Sealed bids
will be received by E. J. Holt, Mayor |
of Smithfleld, till May 4th. 1909 for j
2 acres of land and the buildings ;
thereon?Situated one mile south of |
Smithfleld and % mile of the Smith
field Cotton Mill. Terms % cash,
balance in 4 equal installments, pay
able quarterly with Interest on de
ferred payments. Title retained till
place is paid for. The right to re
ject any or all bids Is reserved. By
order Hoard Town Commissioners.
E. J. HOLT, Mayor, j
Letter to Cotter-Stevens Co. ' I
The Sunny South cotton and corn
planter I bought of you last spring
In one of the hi st farm implements
I have on my farm. Would not be
without It for four times the cost.
I can't say too much for it.
J. C. JERNIGAN.
Kmithfield. N C.. R. K. D. No. 2.
Mar. 17, l?oa.
Ill total ImtWt about lt,000 2
eggs each year, but only 1,000 de- 3
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A VACANT CHAIR J
in the household may have been un- J
MMMV7 if UM parents had <lo>' - f
tMr duty and bought a bottle of g
r,ou A.N s PNB1 MONIA PREPAR I J
TIOM and had it ready when croup j
and pBMUBOBla CUM It giTM ii'lick |
relief for (olds. MIflU, ptilll and 2
soren?aa and ailment* where liflia- 1
natloa :iii?! congestion art the tanaa I
Kxternal?absorbed. All drugglsta. *
$i.oii to tie. Buy today and have no J
vacant chair in the hOBM ^
| "The Leader" |
?5 w e are displaying the largest line HE
96 of Hats and Notions ever sh wn in Jg
? this section at prices to compare Hi
jsl with the decline in cotton. Our nT
stock is complete, and at prices as ' |g
low a? the ljwes! We lnvoacom- SB;
tlS plele line of hair /roods, such as gg
jag curls and rolls, to maKo the hats ?B
bMominjr ;|||<' ittnctlvt on the ?? ?
1 Mrs. V. E. Davis,'"teK | |
The Policy Contracts of the Southern Life Insurance Com- |
pany are now guaranteed by the JEFFERSON STANDARD -
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, of RALEIGH. N C. At mid- |
night, March .'U, 1909, the JEFPERSON osnumed and guaranteed '
all policyholders' Contracts, such guarantee hein<r fully approved (
by the Insurance Department ot North Carolina, and the re eives j'
on all polici' ? are deposited with this Department !?
Having given permission for the
re-insurance by the Southern Life
Insurance Company, of Fayetteville,
N. C? of all its policy contracts, I,
.lames K. Young, Insurance Commis
sioner, do hereby approve of the
foregoing contract of re-insurance
with the Jefferson Standard Life
Insurance Company of Kaleigh, N. C.
This first day of April. 1909.
(Sig.) JAMES K. YOUNG.
When informed of the sale Mr. P.
II. Mo Master Insurance Commissioner
for South Carolina said:
"I am very much pleased to learn
of the purchase of the Southern Life
Insurance Company, of Fayetteville
by the Jefferson Standard Life In
surance Company of Kaleigh.
This means the re-insurance of the
policyholders of the former in Jef
ferson Standard, which is one of the
strongest. Southern companies. The
Jefferson Standard has assets of
about 1511,000, of which $250,000 cap
ital, and $2:50,000 General surplus, or
$480,000 is a surplus to policyholders.
The policyholders of the Southern j
Life are now in a strong company l
which is above reproach. '
All Southern Life Policies in force are now guaranteed by the
Strongest Company in the South
Statement of Condition, December 31st, 1908
JEFFERSON STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
State and Government Reserve on Outstanding
Ronds $362,00.>.45 Insurance 129,534.00
Loans, First Mortgages
and Collat 88.500.00 Ll,ra R??erve 1,168.00
Real Estate 2,323.61 AM Other Liabilities 2,829.00
Cash in Rank and
Policy Loans 802.63
Premium Notes 4,357.07 ?
Agents Balances 8.865.75
Interest and Rents
Net Premiums In course
of collection (Reserve
Charged as Liability)... .8,151.76
Furniture & Fixtures
(2-3 cost) 1.995.97 Surplus to Policyholders J493.49S.03
$527,029.03 Total Liabilities. ... $,">27,029.03
Strongest in the South
JOS. G. BROWN, President
P. D. JOLD, JH, 1 >' V>c? 1 *.. < & Gen. Mgr.
CHAS. W. GOLD, 8w. and Snpt ot Agencies
After Anril 20th address Horn > Office JEFFERSON STANDARD
LIFE INS. CO., Ril<>igh. V C.
dj Our line of Spring Clothing is Com- Q
^ plete in all the latest styles, colors g
and designs?They are marvels of gj
(? the tailor's art. You should see our 0$
clothing before buying. Our line g
of Oxfords are the latest creations. jj?
| Dry Goods |
fU Our Ladies Department is more S?
^ complete than ever before. Our
Dress Goods and Oxfords are the jg
01 very best and latest patterns and de- SJ
^ signs. Come in and inspect them. ^
? The Double Store - - Smithfield, N. Car. fi
| Headquarters for Baseball GOODS \
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^ We handle the Celebrated A. G. Spalding &
line and the American line of Baseball A
^ Goods. Louisville Slugger Bats. See our p
y line of Fishing Tackle. ^
| Johnston & Holt, :: SZTcfsTs \
? Ready With Spring Stock! $j
We wish to announce that we are ready
\ff for business with our new spring stock. lit
(l) For men we have Clothing, Shoes, Hats, JB
B| a GeneraipL ine of Furnishing Goods and jj|
||j Trunks and Valises. For ladies we have ^
Dress Goods, Laces, Embroidreies, Trim- |||
(t) mings and a full line of ladies goods. AJ
(j) Rugs, Art Squares and Mattings. The (j)
JH Millinery Department in charge of Miss jjj
^ Sadie Davis is complete. Call and see us. ^
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Selma, N. C. |i||