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SMITHFIELD, N. C., FRIDAY, JULY 7, 19H J
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ABOUT WORLD'S ALLIANCE.
pr. Maddry's Description.?Interest
ing Story by Rev. Charles E. Mad
dry Who as a Delegate Attended
The Great Baptist's World's Al
liance Meeting.?Many of the Ad
dresses Were the "World's Mas
terpieces."?The Scenes and Fea
tures Which Impressed Him Most.
Statesville, July 1.?At the First
Baptist Church Wednesday night
Pastor Chas. E. Maddry told his con
gregation many interesting things
about the meeting of the World's
Baptist Alliance in Philadelphia, Pa.,
from which he has just returned. The
meeting was attended by over 4,000
delegates and when the roll was call
ed it was found that every nation on
the globe was represented. The rep
resentatives from most of the prin
cipal nations made brief talks when
their nation was called, most of them,
of course having to speak through
Interpreters. The meeting was held
in an auditorium said to have a seat
ing capacity of 6,000 and the seats
were in such demand that the crowd
was at the doors at sunrise waiting
for the policemen and ushers to
open them. The leading Baptists of
the world addressed the assemblage
and many of the addresses were de
gcribed as "world's masterpieces.''
Several North Carolinians were on
the program and these acquitted
themselves admirably well. Rev. Mr.
Poteat, of South Carolina, won de
served praise, and calls were made
for Dr. Poteat, of Wake Forest Col
lege, but he did not respond. Rev.
George Truett, a North Carolinian,
pow pastor of the First Church of
Pallas, Tex., was one of the princi
The most interesting represen
tatives at the meeting were 30 odd
Russian exiles who were brought to
Philadelphia at the expense of the
American and English Baptists for
the meeting. Only two of these
could speak English, but all were
heard through interpreters. Because
these and many others have preach
ed the gospel of Christ and the Bap
tist doctrines in Kussia they were
persecuted beyond description, and
their bodies bear the marks of the
cruelty of their persecutors. One of
the most brilliant of the number
will serve a term in prison when ne
returns to Russia for preaching
Christ. The Baptists bad to put up
$2,700 as a bond at St. Petersburg to
guarantee his return to the Russian
authorities. He is charged with "se
duction of many from the Greek
Church." He has been convicted on
the charge before and has served
terms in prison and been in exile
for years at a time. One of these
Russians and his wife were put in
the stocks and whipped for preach
ing and baptizing their fellows and
the wife died in the stocks. The hus
band was left unconscious but recov
ered and as soon as he was able
to travel he went among the soldiers
who had charge of the persecution of
hitn and his wife and succeeded in
converting and baptizing many of
'.hem. Another of the party who was
exiled in Siberia for 15 years con
verted and baptized 15,000 natives
during that time be was sent there
for preaching the gospel but he con
Mnued to preach and win souls. Whil?
in prison for preaching one of the
party was chained to another prison
er. His fellow prisoner died and he
remained chained to his dead body
until it was in a state of decomposi
The stories of the suffering of
these brave Russians, "soldiers of
the cross," as they were called, were
so heart-rendering that their hear
ers were in tears most of the time
during the relation of their suffer
ings. Many of the exiles would not
tell of their experiences, being too
modest and not caring to appear
boastful, but others who knew woulc
do the telling. It is hard to believe
that in a so-called Christian nation
such persecution of ministers and
followers of Christ is carried on In
this generation. But there is no
doubt of it. The Russian govern
ment does not deny It. In fact the
Russian government sent four spies
to remain in Philadelphia during the
stay of the exiles there and watch
their movements and see to it that
they are all returned to their na
tive land. On their return they may
he punished for relating their expe
rience* in America, for these spies
arc to bear testimony against ?hem.
When the meeting In honor of the
exiles was concluded it was an
nounced that $100,000 would be raiser
to establish a Raptlst seminary In
Russia and $71,000 of the money was
subscribed. Two Baptist leaders, one
from America and one from England,
will go to Russia this fall to ask per
mission of the government to erect
Miss I.aura Lazenby, who also at
tended the Alliance meeting, spoke
b-'efly of her Impression of the great
gatheiing and of some of her obser
vations. She was especially gratified
with the recognition given the North
Carolinians on the program.
THE JOHNSTON COUNTY PAIR.
. To Be Held Thursday and Friday,
Novembr 2 and 3. Premium Li?t
I Will Be Announced at an Early
Day. Full Attendance of Board
. J Of Directors Here Yesterd y.
. I The Hoard of Directors of the
j Johnston County Agricultural Society
| met here yesterday in called session
to consider matters of importance
to the newly formed society. The
following members of the board were
present: President C. M. Wilson, Se
i cretary James A. Wellons, J. W.
ISarnes, John W. Keen, Ed. S. Ed
mundson, John J. Rose, K. H. Gower,
Dr. R. J. Noble, W. M. Sanders, L.
T. Royall, J. C. Standi and T. J.
Lassiter, Several of the vice-presi
dents and other members of the so
ciety were present to show their
great interest in the new move.
After a full discussion the board
' decided to have a two-days Fair to
be held on Thursday and Friday, No-|
I vaaiber 2nd and 3rd. Some thought |
| that it would be wise to hold it be-1
fore the State Fair, but this would !
j put it about the 12th of October and ,
I it was decided that this was too ear- ]
! ly for the farmers to get ready for (
I the best showing.
It is the idea of the board of di-1
rectors to have a fair very much on
the order of the successful fair held (
here the 8th of last December, ex- '
cept that it is to be on a larger \
scale. There is to be no admission 1
fee?every man and woman and child !
! can come and take in everything of
the fair without having to pay one i
i cent admittance.
Quite a number have joined the
society and it is hoped that the far
mers and busiuess men all over the !
county will become members and
help to make the society and its
work a success. There is to be a
membership iee of one dollar per
year. This will be used in defray
ing the expenses of preparing for
the fair and to help furnish a pre
A committee was appointed to pre
ppre a premium list and this will bg
made public as soon as it is per
fected and accepted by the board.
The fair will be held.
The place is Smitlifield.
1 he date is November 2-3.
A nice list of premiums will be of
So let us all pull together to make
this the greatest occasion ever held
in Johnston County.
As You Like It, By Dramatic Club
Of U. N. C.
Chapel Hill, July 5.?As You Like j
It was presented by the Dramatic J
Club of the University Tuesday night j
to a very large and appreciative au- J
dience. The scenery for the play
scs ideal, it being given on the Cam- |
j p us in front of the ivey covered
I Law Building. All the characters pre
sented their parts well and showed
J that much thought had been given, j
| not only to the preparation of the 1
play, but to the real study of Shakes
Mr. Vermont, as Orlando; Miss
i Mattie Hudson, as Rosalind; Miss
Mary McCullers as Celia; and Hubert j
! Woodall as Touchstone, together with 1
! all the other characters of the play
J presented their parts so real that
j cne could almost imagine himself liv
ing and being in the days of the im
j mortal Shakespeare himself. It may
I truthfully be said that "As You Like
It" was as well presented as any play
given at the University in several
years. All who heard it were de
lighted with the presentation and
no doubt it will cause may to take
a deeper interest in the work of its
great author. B. F. W.
SUPT. ROYALL AGAIN CHOSEN.
School Committeemen Naamed For
The Several Districts. W. G. Wil
son Sworn In As Member of Board
Of Educaation For the Term of SI*
The Board of Education was In ses
sion here Monday. It was one of the
most Important sessions of tlie Board
as all the school committeemen had
to be appointed for the ensuing two
years and the election of a successor
to Prof. Royall, County Superinten
dent, whose term had expired.
It will be gratifying news to his
many friends throughout the Coun
ty to learn that the Board unanimous
ly chose Prof. Royall as his own
successor for the next two years.
It will be remembered that Prof.
Royall was chosen last fall to suc
ceed the late Prof. Canaday who re
signed on account of ill health.
Prof. Royall has been diligent in
the prosecution of the work commit
ted to his charge and the fact that
he has been re-elected without op
position is his strongest recommenda
The Board honored itself and the
cause of education by making a sub
stantial increase in the salary of the
County Superintendent of Schools.
The salary is not yet In keeping with
the responsibility and the amount of
work that falls to the office when
we consider what emoluments other
county officials receive. But we are
going forward and the Board is to
be congratulated upon the progres
sively-conservative course they are
School committeemen were appoint
ed in all the districts in the county
and it speaks well for the schools
that but few changes were made.
We are informed that several old
school houses were sold and that
new ones are to be built in their
places. The Hopewell district has
been consolidated with the adjoining
district and a new two-room house
to cost about nine hundred dollars
is to be built on the site of what is
known as the old Alford school site.
Nearly two hundred dollars has been
raised by private subscription to
aid in the building of this new
Mr. W. G. Wilson, of Wilson's
Mills, was sworn in for a term of
six years to succeed himself on the
Board, having been appointed by the
last session of the Legislature.
DEATHS NUMBER THIRTEEN.
"Safe aand Sane" Fourth Reduces
Number of Casualties.
Thirteen deaths from the old-fash- j
ioned celebration of the Fourth of Ju-I
ly was t:ie total reported in the \
Vn'ted States, according to figures j
compiled by the Chicago Tribune last
night. The nation-wide spread of
the sane Fourth movement brought
fruit in the smallest number of cele
bration casualties ever recorded. In
nearly every city wncre the use of
explosives by individuals was pro
hibited no accidents were reported.
In otiiers, where the discharge of
explosives was permitted under lim
itutioi'P, there was a decided falling
off in the number of dead and injur
ed, as compared with previous years.
The death list of thirteen compares
with twenty-eight reported the first
night of last year's celebration, when
the sane Fourth movement was ef
fective in fewer cities. The num
ber of injured reported in 294, as
against 1,785 reported up to the
same hour last year. In 1909 there
were forty-four killed and 2,361
Giant fire-crackers took the lead
in the number of fatalities, causing
five of thirteen deaths. Revolvers
and f'ro-r.ms were second, with four.
Gun-powder caused two, and the
toy pistcls, formerly the chief death
agents, caused two deaths.
The heat killed many more than
fell victims to the sane Fourth.?
Times Dispatch, 5th.
Farmers' Picnic to-morrow.
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Picnic July Fifteenth.
We are requested to announce, the
young people of Live Oak section
have arranged to have a picnic at
the old Burket Brown Mill, on July
15th, and want to Invite a'l to come
and bring well filled baskets.
the heat wave kills many.
Torrid Period Breaks All Records
And Will Be Memorable In the An
nals of History. 500 Deaths Are
Due to Heat. Situation As Se
rious as Ever In Many Parts of
j Country Yesterday?Went as High
As 108 at Concordia, Kansas.
Washington, July 5.?The loss of
more than 500 lives Is to be credited
to the great heat wave of July 1 to
5th, 1911, which official weather ad
] vices say will abate somewhat tomor
The torrid period will be memorable
in weather annals for its wide extent,
its long duration, its record-breaking
temperatures in many places, and
j the long list of fatalities which it
The hundreds of hews dispatches
I which cities from the North Aalantlc
seaboard west to the Plains States
have exchanged during the past four
days, account, according to a careful
review tonight, for the deaths of
; 431 persons from the heat and eighty
| from drowning?a total of 511.
There was much suffering in this
city during tne day, the temperature
on the street reaching 104 1-2, al
though the Weather Bureau gave
| the official us 93. Three persons
| are dead and a large number of pros
trations resulted here from the heat.
Reports received at the Weather
Bureau tonight .'rim Eastern and At
lantic Coast States show a decided
falling off in temperature during the
past 24 hours. Boston, which swelter
ed at 104 yesterday, found relief to
day when the thermometer rose only
to 94. Portland, Maine, was 20 de
grees cooler than yesterday, 82 be
ing the highest recorded to-day. Phil
adelphia and Buffalo, with 94, New
York city with 92, and Baltimore
and Washington with 98 were other
Eastern cities which showed drops in
temperatures in the past 24 hours.
Light showers were reported in
the upper Lake region and brought
relief to the people of that section.
At other points in the West thei wea
ther was fair, with the -thermometer
hovering above the 100 mark. Concor
dia, Kansas, was the hottest place
to-day, with an official record of 108.
Eighteen Deaths in Boston.
Boston, July 5.?There were 18
deaths due directly to the heat with
in the limits of Boston during the
day, and 66 cases of prostrations. In
New England cities and towns out
side of Boston 39 deaths were report
ed, making a total Including Boston
of 57 up to midnight.
Philadelphia, July 5.?Twenty-nine
deaths from the heat were report
ed at the coroner's office today, mak
ing a. total of 51 cases since the
present hot wave reached this city
last Saturday. The maximum temper
ature here to-day was 94 degrees
at 4 P. M. The average for the
day was 85, 10 degrees above nor
Deaths from the heat were also
reported from many parts of the
Heat Kills 37 Persons.
Chicago, July 5.?Heat killed 37
persons, including 12 babies, and
prostrated dozens in Chicago to-day,
the fifth day of the present heat
wave. A temperature of 101.5 de
grees was recorded at the weather
bureau tower at 2:30 o'clock this
afternoon, while at the street level
the mercury climbed to 108 degrees.
Cleveland, July 5.?A lake breeze
this afternoon caused the mercury
to drop several degrees after It had
reached 96 degrees in the weather
bureau and 108 at the kiosk la the
street, the highest marks since July
The death9 of 11 babies today are
attributed to the heat. A number of
prostrations were reported.
The day's list of deaths of heat in
the Metropolitan -1181x101 was 38, up
to midnight. In Manhattan and the
Bronx boroughs 123 cases of heat
prostration were on the police re
cords, while for the territory tribu
tary to New York city the figure
Baltimore, July 5.?Three deaths
from the heat and 26 prostrations
were recorded here to-day.
Entrance Examination For A. & M,
Those wishing to stand ttoe above
examination, can do so next Thurs
day, July 13tb, at Smlthfleld.
1 L. T. ROYALL. Co. Sujrt.
JULY FOURTH WAS A HOT ONE.
High Temperature* Prevailed
Throughout United States and
New Records Were Made by Mer
cury in Many Places.
Washington, July 4.?The hot wave
continues throughout the country.
New records were established to-day,
and no promise of relief was held
| out by the weather bureau to-night.
The country from the Atlantic to
the Pacific faces another day of tor
rid heat to-morrow without promise
of showers or even a cloud to shield
It. To-day's temperatures were near
or above the hundred mark. While
slight drops were noted In some clt- |
ies, increases in others served to |
maintain the average at the top- ]
notch. Yuma, Ariz reported 110
degrees, this being the record for I
the day. Next stood St. Joseph, Mo.,
Boston, which beat all its former
records with 102 yesterday, added ]
two degrees to-day and led the East1
In Washington 97 was the record \
for the day. Downtown thermome- (
ters soared to 107.
Moderate temperature prevailed in
the South Atlantic and Gulf States
with local showers.
Cherryville Woman Killed.
Cherryville, N. C., July 4 ?Light
ning struck an outhouse on the plan
tation of Mr. Andrew Stroub, four
mi es from here to-day and killed
Miss May Coster and severely injur
ed Messrs. Sylvanus Mauney and
Charley Nell, all of Cherryville. Oth
er members of the party, which num
bered about 20, were shocked, but!
The party of young people had at-1
tended a farmers' union and rural
carriers' picnic at Sunnyside School- I
house, five miles from here. They !
had sought shelter in the vacant
I cotton house.
MONEY FOR GOOD ROADS.
Lexington County Commissioners Ap
propriate $50 a Mile For Work
On Central Highway.
Lexington, July 4.?Monday was
"good roads day" with the board of
county commissioners. The question
before them was the granting of the
appropriation asked for by the Cen
tral Highway Association, $50 per
mile for the entire length of the road
through Davidson county, a distance
of twenty-eight miles. They appro
priated the amount asked.
A number of enthusiastic speeches
were made. Mr. H. Clay Grubb, for
Boone township, told that his people
had voted a special tax that would
raise $1,000 a year for road work and
that they had raised by private sub
scription $1,000 for the building of
the central highway. The township
was also ready to pledge that it
| would raise for road work $50 for
every $50 that the county appropri
ated for it and this lead was follow
ed by Thomasville and Tyro town
ships. Lexington township will also
fall in line and there will be $100
available to spend on every mile of
road through the county, or $2,800
The commissioners voted the
money asked for for, $1,400, without
a dissenting vote and this amount
Is now available for Immediate work.
Triplet* Are 50 Years Old.
Newburyport, Mass., July 5.?The
Chase triplets, of this city, celebrat
ed their fiftieth birthday anniversary
Sunday with a gathering of relatives
and friends at the old homestead.'The
trio, Thurston S. Chase, Mrs. Benj.
W. Ordway, and Miss Alice M. Chase,
are three of nine children born to
the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses L.
Chase. Thurston S. Chase is a
butcher and farmer. He is married
and has seven children. Mrs. Ord
way has been married twice. Her
present husband is a carriage and
boat maker. She has one daughter
and a grandson.
Miss Alice Chase remained at home
and ministered to the comfort of her
parents until they died. Since she
has filled positions as a nurse in
homes of the city.
Mr. J. S. Johnson, of Blevatlon,
was la town yesterday.
H. C. BROWN DIED AT RALEIGH.
' Prominent Member of Carolina Cor
poration Commission, Highly Es
teemed Throughout State?Cancer
Of Stomach Direct Cause of De
mise?Succeeded the Late B. F.
Raleigh, N. C., July 4.?Hon. Hen
ry Clay Brown, member of the
North Carolina Corporation Commis
sion, died this morning at 6:30
o'clock after an illness that has
steadily grown worse since May 20
when he was last at his desk in the
offices of the commission. He died
of cancer of the stomach.
It was as successor to the lament
ed B. P. Aycock that Mr. Browa
was first appointed on the commis
sion, May 6, 1910, after he had giv
en to the commission service as sec
retary since 1891, that eminently
equipped him for the commissioner
ship and won for him the universal
verdict of being the best equipped
man for the place that could be
found for the commissionership.
He was born in Randolph county
in 1857. He held clerkships at Cha
pel Hill, Gulf and Bynums, being a
book keeper in a cotton mill at the
latter place. He took a business
course at Poughkeepsie Business Col
lege and In 1885 became cashier of
The Bank of Mt. Airy. He held this
position until he was appointed secre
tary to the old railroad commission
In 1891, continuing In this position
with the railroad commission and
the re-organized corporation commis
sion up 10 the time he was appoint
ed commissioner by Governor Kitch
in. Following his appointment, May
Cth, 1!)1<), he a as nominated in the
State Democratic convention in July
and elected in Ni.\ember and was
filling out his fust elective term at
the time of his death.
SMALL BOYS KILL FLIES.
Contest in San Antonio Results in
Slaughter of More than a Million.
San Antonio, Tex., July 4.?One
and a quarter million dead flies in
one heap, being a pile three feet high
and five feet wide, represents the
slaughter wrought by small boys
as the result of a fly-killing contest,
which closed here to-day. Robert
Basse carried off first prize of $10,
with an official record of 484,320 dead
A SORELY AFFLICTED FAMILY.
Shelby, N. C., July 3.?Louis Os
borne, the little son of Dr. L. C.
Osborne, of Lawndale, was carried
to the hospital to be operated on for
appendicitis. This makes three of
Dr. Osborne's sons operated on for
the same disease within two weeks.
All of them are now in the hospital
and are doing well. It is interesting
also to note that before this time
two of his other children have been
operated on for appendicitis.
FOUR OAKS NOTES.
Four Oaks, July 6.?Attorney J.
R. Barbour, of Benson, was here
Saturday on business.
Miss Nan Hines, of Spring Hope,
is spending some time here with
her sister, Mrs. W. L. House.
Mrs. Judd, of Fayetteville, is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. T. H. Sutton.
Miss Minnie Keen has returned
from a visit to her brother, Mr. Al
bert Keene, at Hartsville.
Mr. L. C. Barbour is spending this
week at his father's in Rehoboth sec
Mr. W. E. Barbour visited for sev
eral days in Goldsboro and Princeton
Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Oliver, who
have been residing at Dunn for the
past few years, have returned to
Four Oaks and at present are board
ing with Mr. J. E. Benson. We are
glad to see "Uncle Up's" face on
our streets and hear his cheerful
We regret to note the illness ot
Mr. J. H. Brackett's little daughter
who is conNned with fever.
Elder Broadway and wife, of West
ern North Carolina, and Elder Rom
Jones, of Smithfield, are the guests
of Mr. K. L. Barbour. Elder Broad
way will preach at Primitive Baptist
church here this morning and even
ing. , j. I ' , , i I