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BILLY S I'M). VI FOR ?BACKBONE'
Doesn't Like Christians Who Hani; to
Some One. WantM independent
Stand. Condemns Thitw Who Serve
Cod on Sahbath and Devil on Mon
(New York Evening Sun, 12.)
Religion is a continuous perform
ance, Billy Sunday told his taberna
cle congregation this afternoon in
hi? sermon on "What Real Christian
ity Ib." You can't be a saint on Sun
day and a devil on Monday, he said.
It is the evergreen religion, not the
groundhog variety, that moves the
Mr. Sunday's text was I. John,
2-6: "He that saith he abidcth in
llim ought also to walk even as He
walked." He said:
"Take up the cross daily. That
means you should so live that people J
would not have to see you in church
to know that you are a Christian.
That means you should so live that
when you go to Chicago your wives
need not have detectives to know how
you actcd. That means you should be
the same in Pittsburg as when you
are in New York. That means hold
yourself steady in a horse trade. The
man that won't lie in a horse trade
has some religion. That means you
should shine as brightly in your bus
iness life as in a Sunday school con
vention. That means you should not
be way up on the mountain to-day
and in the valley to-morrow. ?
"There are some of you whom your
pastors have to pat on the bsu-k all
of the time to keep you going right.
You are so sensitive. I despise that
sort. If you follow Christ, nail your
flag with nails long enough to be
clinched on the other side of the
masther.d. Be like Job. He kept the
devil busy ;>id the devil had little
chance to sleep with him on the job.
"The wurfare is on between your
two natures. Get into the fray. Put
on the whole armor of God. Being a
Christian will furnish you with all 1
the scope for battle that you want.
"There is nothing to the situation
hut two things. There are two sides.
You are either saved or lost.
"The only way to iret salavtion is
by repentance through faith in Jesus
Christ. Why should people be afraid
? with God on their side? The Word
of God is final with me. The duty of
man is unquestioned obedience.
"Every question can be settled this
way: What would Jesus do? What
does the Bible say? What would
Jesus do in all of your deliberations
and actions? If you employ, do you
treat your help as you would be treat
ed? If yr.u are employed, do you do
your best? If you are a merchant,
are you square with your clerks and
your customers? If you are d minis
ter, would He preach what you
preach? If you are a lawyer, would
llij take some of the cases you take?
"If Jesus Christ came to your home
would you show Him the ice chest?
Would you let Him look into the
shelves that hold the cards? Would
you invite Him to the theatre, to the
"If you will not be a Christian, then
in God's name stop professing you
are one. It's Jesus Christ or noth
ing at ell."
COTTON CROP NOT VERY LARGE.
Smallest With Exception of Last
Year's Since 1909.
Washington, June 12. ? According
to a bulletin about to be issued by
the bureau of the census the Ameri
can cotton crop of 191(5 ? 11,449,980
equivalent 500 pound baler? showed a
slight increase as compared with the
preceding year but with that excep
tion was the smallest since 1909.
The crop of 1916 exceeded that of
1915 by about 258,000 bales but fell
below that of 1914 ? the largest ever
grown ?by 4,685,000 bales, or 29 per
cent. The production in Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North
Carolina and South Carolina fell be
low that reported for 1915, while the
remaining States show increases. By
far the most pronounced decrease
took place in Alabama, in which State
the 1916 crop, amounting to 633,402
bales, was only a little more than
half as great as that of the preced
ing year, 1,020,839 bales.
The sea island cotton crop of 191*?
? 117,579 running bales ? was the
largest on record, with the single ex
ception of the crop of 1911, which
exceeded it by 1,734 bales.
Although cotton is grown in 18
States, the combined product of
three ? Texas, Georgia and Arkansas,
the only States which produce more
than a million bales each in 1916 ?
represented nearly three-fifths of the
total crop of that year. Texas alone
reported 3,725,700 bales, *or nearly j
one-third of the total crop.
MOWERS AND RAKES ? THE
Walter A. Wood and McCormick
makes, unquestionably the best
and most satisfactory machines on
the mtrket. Also repairs in stock
for same. Roberts Atkinson Co.,
Selma, N. C.
AN ELOQl'ENT PROCLAMATION.
(iov. Bickett Appeal* Jo the State to
I to lis |??rt for Red Cro??. He
Inhucs Brief But Eloquent Procla
Governor Bickett from his office
, Tuesday issued an appeal to the Slate
to do its part in the Red Cross work
and the State's share is $.'150, (XX),
says W. T. Host, writing from Raleigh
Tuesday to the Greensboro News.
The proclamation is one of the
briefest but one of the most eloquent
| of his utterances on the war. It has
ja companion piece in a speech of a
few words delivered by telegram in
Charlotte in the effort to boost the
Liberty Loan which has moved too in
differently to please his excellency.
This speech was not made in person
but was sent by wire while the gov
ernor pulled all the strings possible
in getting the war machinery of the
State at work.
In Wake County Collector J. W.
Bailey has been placed at the bead of
the Red Cross campaign and Wake is
expected to raise $35,000. The collec
tor in deeply of the conviction that
those who have money are the worst
of slackers if they do not provide
now the means of caring for those
soldiers who must go to the front. In
that spirit he has begun his appeal
to his own people and Bailey, who
has made something of a record in
the collection of vagrant moneys for
the government may be counted to
mobilize even from tight wads many
a dollar that will do service for the
hoys who must fight.
The governor says this in his proc
"Civilization is in the grip of sav
igery and the world bleeds at every
pore. The garnered wisdom of the
past and the inventive genius of the
present are devoted to the processes
of destruction. Hut in the midst of ,
chaos and of gloom on*' light burns i
with added lustre ? the light of the |
Crimson Cross. To this light barba- |
rian and Creek, Christian and Turk '
look for mercy and do not look in
vain, for the light is born of the love \
that never faileth. i
"One hundred million dollars are (
lecessary to enable the Red Cross to
fulfil its benign mission among the t
soldiers we are calling to service, i
'an we, who arc permitted to remain <
it home, deny to the men we are <
tending to the front the soothing \
md saving ministrations of an order (
hat happily combines perfect love :
with perfect skill.
"The President of the United States |
8 deeply impressed with the value of j
tnd necessity for this work, and has i
ssued a special proclamation calling i
jpon the people to dedicate the week i
>eginning June 1H to the raising of t
>ne hundred million dollars for the ]
"Now therefore, I, Thomas Walter ]
Hickett, governor, of North Carolina,
uni chairman of the North Carolina
livision of the Red Cross, do beseech i
he people of the State to hearken to
he call of the Cross, and ur>rc them
:o make real self-sacrificing gifts to
in organization that by the might of
ts mercies has entrenched ttself in
Lne hearts of all mankind, and that
now proposes to make our sons the
Dbject of its tenderest care."
Revival Meeting at Ivenly Itaptist
The Baptist Church at Kenly clos
ed their annual revival mooting last
Tuesday night. Rev. H. M. Von Mil
ler, the pastor, requests us to say that
one of the most striking features of
the meeting was the unexcelled co
operation by the other denominations.
During the entire meeting a wonder
ful harmonious spirit was manifest
ed. The pastor of the M. -"ft. church
and the pastor of the Presbyterian
church attended, with few exceptions,
all the meetings. The whole commu
nity co-operated. Stores were closed
at 11 o'clock, the ladies, irrespective
of denomination, furnished some of
the most beautiful flowers for the
decoration of the church. At most
dinners the ministers of all the do
nominations wore entertained to
gether. The most liberal spirit was
manifested by everybody in defray
ing the expense of the meeting. Pas
tor Von Miller says that he never
knew of a finer spirit in any com
munity during a revival meeting than
that which was manifested at Kenly.
Rev. J. A. Sullivan, of the Calvary
Baptist church, of Wilmington, as
sisted the pastor.
Meeting of Board of Education.
The Board of Education will meet
in regulrr session Monday, July 2nd.
This meeting will be the regular time
for the election of County Superin
tendent and Supervisor of Rural
Schools. A school committeeman for
each district will be appointed.
All applications and recommenda
tions should bo made as early as pos
sible to L. T. Royall or W. G. Wilton.
W. G. WILSON, Chairman.
L. T. ROYALL, Secretary.
WHAT RED CROSS PROPOSES.
Chairman Division Stat*-* Specific
PurponeM of the $100,000,000 Fund
Requeued to Help Our Soldier* and
The specific purposes to which the
Red Cross expects to donate ttye $100,
000,000, it has asked the American
people to contribute are enumerated
in a statement just made public by
Henry P. Davidson, chairman of the
War Council of the Red Cross, sr.ys a
Washington dispatch. Pre ident Wil
son has set aside the week of June
IK to 2.r> u: Red Cross Week and Mr.
Davison hopes to obtain the full $100,
000,000 war service fund during that
"Our first obligation is to render
such service as comca within the
province of the Red Cross to our sol
diers i.nd sailors at home and
abroad," tlu' statement says:
-"After making every provision
necessary for this purpose our en
deavor will be to supplement the ef
forts of our allies by caring for the
sick and wounded.
"We shall help provide the bare ne
cessities of life to the homeless in
devastated France; to aid them to re
habitate themselves and thus
strengthen the manpower of the
"We shall strive to hearten Russia,
by providing additional ambulances
and other relief for the sick and
wounded along the bi'ttle front. We
shall try to succor the homeless and
wandering peoples of Poland, Lithu
nania and western Russia.
"We hope to extend aid to those
who ;.re fighting the battles of liberty
in ? Rumania, Serbia and Italy, ? in
deed to relieve human misery among
"We have set $100,000,000 as the
minimum of our need. It is evident
that wo could use many times that
umount. To administer these funds
economically and efficiently we are
developing an organization headed by
some of the most competent and ex
perienced business men in the country.
They serve without pay.
"In due course we shall make a
report to Congress so that the public
may know the total amounts expend
"The American people can rely,
: hen-fore, upon the fact that the Red
i'ross fund of $100,000,001), or how
ever much more than that, the gen
erosity of the public will enable us
>v i 1 1 be administered as efficiently and
'conomically and as large-hcartedly
is we know how to do it.
"We believe firmly that the ef
forts of our Red Cross can be a vital
md possibly decisive agency in help
ng to win this war. To us of the war
council that is a humanitarian service
n its highest sense and to render it
Actively will be our paramount pur
Higher-priced Labor and Its Results.
The result is going to be that we
Ire going to have to materially in
Tense the wages of Southern farm
labor. And if crop prices have so ad
vanced as to justify it, we ought to
ilo it. We even question the morality
and Christianity of trying to keep !
the poor man who has only the mus
i-le God gave him for support from
mating the most the world's market
will give him for it. We ought to face
the competition of other sections not 1
by taxing and mobbing "labor agents"
but by treating our own labor so
fairly that it will be willing to stay
\ir., L i .. l * . : iL .. e ,.i
ni- lui^iii uisu iu muKni^t* lilt* iuci
that the scarcity of labor is going to
force us into using much improved
machinery heretofore neglected.
Moreover, if the labor to make the
cotton crop leaves or secures higher
pay, this wi\l mean higher prices for
the cotton, thus repaying in greater
or less degree the man who hires
high-priced labor; while the man who
has labor in his own family will get
all the advantages of higher-priced
labor without any of the disadvant
ages of paying out money for it. In
fact, if we had not had a cheap labor
race in the South ? in other words, if
we had to pay the wages paid in
Northern and Western States- cot
ton would probably have sold for at
least a fourth more every year we
made u crop. So if labor now advances
in prices, the man who hires labor
will prObrbly find compensation in in
creased cotton prices, while the farm
er who works with his own hands will
naturally fare better than ever before.
This does not mean of course that
it pays any class of employers to ad
vance wages arbitrarily without
rhyme or reason. It does mean that
if the law of supply and demand
brings about increased wages there
will be compensation in the form of
increased crop prices. It is also inter
esting to find that the profit-sharing
idea is beginning to win approval
among fann employers as well as
among city employers. ? Progressive
BINDER TWINE? ITS GOING
fast. Get your needs now. Roberts
Atkinson Co., Selma, N. C.
(.ItEClAN KING STEPS DOWN.
( < nxtantine Abdicates at Demand of
Kntente. Thus Ends Anomalous
Situation >N hich Has Long Kxisted
King Constantine, of Greece has ab
dicated his throne in favor of his son
I'rince Alexander,- and with Crown
Prince George is, to leave Greece,
says an Athens dispatch published in
The abdication was made on the
demand of the entente powers and
thus ends the anomalous situation
which long has existed in Greece be
cause of the refusal of Constantine
and his followers to acquiesce in full
the demands of the entente allies for
the freedom of movement of their
forces in and through Greece, and for
their safety from attack.
That the entente was prepared to
move with expedition in bringing a
change in the situation in Greece is
indicated by the fact that simulta
neously with the arrival in that coun-'
try of the French Senator Jonnart,
who bore plenary powers to act for
the entente came the occupation of
the Italians in northwestern Greeee,
near the Albanian frontier, of the
strategic Jown of Janina, and by oth
er entente forces of Elassona, in
northeastern Greece, situated at the
foot of Mount Olympus, and near the
Gulf of Saloniki.
Ice Cream Supper to lie Given at
Rains Cross Roads.
The members , of the Ladies Aid
Society, at Rains Cross Roads, wish to
announce that they will give an ice
cream supper at the church Saturday
night, June 23, 1917. The money will
be used for the church. Everybody
cordially invited to attend.
Menly, R. F. D. No. 1.
Picnic the 4th.
The Young Men's Christian Club,
of Rains Cross Roads section, will
give a picnic at the church, on July
Mr. J. T. Edgerton, of Kenly, and
others will make short talks. Every
body cordially invited to attend.
Bring well filled baskets.
W. T. STANCIL, President.
GEO. COLTRAIN, Sec'y.
Kenly, N. C.
Move the Sleletons.
No farmer would let the skeleton of
a hog or cow lie around the house,
and yet in traveling over the South
it is amazing to see how many other
offensive looking "skeleton" of dead
buggies, wagons, plows, wheelbar
rows, farm buildings, etc. Just as
soon as any farm machine, vehicle
or building is definitely dead ? that
is to pay, if it is so broken up that
it is not going to be alive and in act
ual use again ? every farmer should
be uick to move the skeleton some
where out of sight.
Yet it is too often the case that the
helplessly crippled old buggy is left
in sight till it rots; the broken mow
ing machine is conspicuously in evi
dence until it rusts to pieces; a last
year's hogpen is left just as it was
when the opening was made to take
the hogs out, while even a wind
wrecked barn or smokehouse may be
left to disfigure the landscape and
dishearten all beholders for an indefi
"Mend or end it" should be every
farmer's motto in all such cases. If
the wrecked thing can be mended, do
so quickly; if it can't, then save the
useful pieces, storing in some suit
able place, and destroy the worthless
The first rainy day let's look around
and see what "skeletons" are in evi
dence on our farms and make way
with them. To have them lying
around is taken by the passer-by to
be an advertisement of shiftlessness.
It will make us all feel better to get
rid of them. ? Progressive Farmer.
FRl'IT JARS AM) JELI.Y GLASS
os. We boupht these in larjre quan
tities, and can save you money.
See our stock an prices before you
buy. Roberts Atkinson Co., Selma,
N. C. ?
T\V< ) N I(E JERSEY HEIFERS.
fresh to milk, for sale. W. R.
Lonjr, Smithfield, N. C.
WE HAVE THEM? THE OLD RE
liable Walter A. Wood and McCor
mick Mowers and Rakes, boupht
before the advance. Roberts At
kinson Co., Selma, N. C.
& Machine Works
in the State
LARGEST AND OLDEST IN
SMITHFIELD. N. C.
For YOUR COMFORT '
Try Dr Muns' Pile and Kczema Ointn.i nt. I >r I'.l s, this
is the Ideal Remedy. It relieves you quickly, and once
you try it the result is so gratifying you will not use
For Eczema it is unequalcd and will relieve Eczema
readily. For burns, it is astonishing to know how
quickly it relieves pain caused by the burn and heals the
wound, at the same time.
It is one of the best Massage Creams, and will take
out Black Heads and relieve Sun Burn. For any Eruption
on the face or skin disease on any parts of the body, it is
a great Remedy. It is one of the best Remedies for re
moving Freckles. For Mosquito bites, etc., it is a valuable
Remedy. It heals all old sores quickly.
Do not fail to try this valuable Remedy for that bad
case of Piles.
The price of this Remedy is Fifty Cents, and is sold by
the following Druggists:
In Smithfield, N. C., by Creech Drug Co., and Hood Bros.
In Four Oaks, N. C., by D. H. Sanders Drug Co.
In Benson, N. C., by Benson Drug Co., and Peacock
In Dunn, N. C., by Wilson & Lee.
( layton, N. C., R. F. D., by Mr. B. A. Barbour.
Smithfield, N. C? R. F. D., by J. W. Smith.
Selma, N. C., by Selfna Drug Co., and Richardson Drug
Wilson's Mills, N. C., by Uzzle Davis Co.
We will send you a package by Parcel Post prepaid
on receipt of Fifty Cents. Address all letters to
THE D. HEBER CREECH CHEMICAL CO.
Smithfield, N. C., the Manufacturers.
A CAR CEMENT
Also a Car of Wall Plaster, one Car Lime and
several tons Hydrated Lime in Warehouse. A
full supply of Fertilizers 8-4, 8-3-3, 4-8-4, and
Three Cars of Nitrate expected at an early date.
W. M. SANDERS
Smithfield, N. C.
We have moved our store just across the river, in front
of the Brick Yard. We are going to continue delivering
goods in town. We will deliver "twice a day. First trip
will be about 9:00 A. M., and second trip about 3:00
We are going to handle any and everything in the
We will always have on hand a large supply of Country
Produce, such as Chickens, Eggs, and fresh Country
Butter; Fresh Bread Tuesdays and Fridays; Fresh Fish
every Saturday. All of these at the right price.
Now, when you need anything in our line just call
No. 150 and we will be at your service.
Highest prices paid for all Country Produce.
Thanking you, one and all, for your past favors.
C. W. BEASLEY & SON
Smithfield. N. C.
Let us do your Job Printing --Best work
and moderate prices.
Maybe You Think
that you are hard to fit and must pay a tailor a
big price to maintain that conviction.
Don't do it.
Getting a fit in our clothes is a certainty. Slip
on the clothes.
The mirror, or your friend, will tell you if they
fit before you buy.
$10.00 to S17.50
will put you into as fine a Suit of clothes as a
tailor ever asked you $25 to $50 for. No waiting ?
no going back for a try-on ; no obligation to pay
unless you are absolutely pleased at the time.
Haberdashery and Carhartt's
Overalls and (iloves.
J. F. THOMPSON
Pine Level. N. C.