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TOWN AND COUNTY TOPICS*
Read the several articles in this
issue on the Red Cross organization.
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Miss Aimer Marion spent Sunday
in Raleigh the guest of her brother,
S. J. Marion.
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Messr3. J. H. Kirkman and R. H.
Alford spent yesterday afternoon in
Raleigh on business.
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Mr. r.nd Mrs. Will H. Lassiter,
Mrs. E. J. Wellons and Miss Alma
Coats spent Monday in Raleigh.
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Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Lassiter and
children left this morning for a few
days visit to relatives in Oxford.
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Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Keen and lit
tle Leah Hudson, of Four Oaks,
^pent Wednesday in the city the
guests of Mrs. S. T. Coats.
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Mrs. E. S. Wade leaves tonight
for Rocky Mount, having been called
there on account of the illness of her
little niece, Catherine Smitha.
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Frederick Brooks and sister, little
Miss Ruth, left Tuesday for Ashe
ville to spend some time with their
grandmother, Mrs. A. L. Parker.
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Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Holliday and
family, of Galivant's Ferry, S. C.,
passed through Tuesday on their
way to Raleigh and High Point, N. C.
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Mr. R. N. Aycock, cashier of the
First National Bank, attended the
State Bankers Association at Wrights
ville Beach this week, returning
home last night.
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The people of Smithfield and com
munity are earnestly invited to at
tend the Red Cross Mass Meeting in
the Opera House here Sunday Tifter
noon, June 24, at four o'clock.
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Mr. W. M. Sanders, president of the
Johnston County Bank and Trust
Company, accompanied by his daugh
ter, Miss Frances, attended the State
Bankers Association at Wrightsville
Beach this week.
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Mrs. Lewis R. Hagood and chil
dren, of Galivant's Ferry, S. C., ac
companied by her mother, Mrs. Mon
roe Johnson, of Marion, S. C., passed
through the city Tuesday on their
way home from Kinston.
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Editor J. P. Pittman, of the Dunn
Guide, was in town yesterday for a
few hours. Mr. Pittman says that
Dunn has the most of her principal
streets paved and that it helps the
looks of the little city very much.
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Mr. Herman Vinson and sisters,
M isses Naomi, Claudia and Pauline,
and Master Loomis spent Sunday in
Wilson at the Wilson Sanitorium
with their father, Mr. J. T. Vinson.
We are glad to state that Mr. Vinson
is very much improved.
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Judge and xMrs. F. H. Brooks vis
ited Wrightsville this week where the
Judge went to attend the annual
meeting of the North Carolina Bank
ers' Association. Judge Brooks is a
member cif the Board of directors of
the First National Bank of Smithfield.
They returned last night.
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Mr. S. W. Johnson was in Smith
field yesterday with some large cab
bage. He had one . which weighed
fourteen and one-half pounds. Mr.
Johnson takes much interest in his
farm and more than usual interest
in the garden and in potatoes and
melons and such things. He has now
some watermelons as large as goose
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Messrs. George C. White, Daniel
Jones, Hunter Woodall, Joe John
son and Isham Holland went up to
Raleigh last night to be inspected
v by an army officer for acceptance in
to the Motor Truck Company which
is being orgnnized for service in
France. They htfVe passed their phys
ical examination and will soon be mus
tered into the Federal service. They
are among Smithfield's finest young
men who have heard their Country's
call and have responded nobly in this
hour of national crisis.
VS ith the Churches.
Services will be held next Sunday
in Smithfield as follows:
Presbyterian church ? Sunday morn
ing at eleven o'clock, by the pastor,
Rev. A. S. Anderson.
Baptist church ? Sunday morning
and night at the usual hours for ser
vice, by the pastor, Rev. H. F. Brin
son. B. Y. P. U., both groups, will
meet at 7:15 P. 11.
Methodist church ? Sunday morn
ing and night at usual hours, by the
pastor, Rev. S. A. Cotton.
Services at Progressive.
Rev. A. S. Anderson will preach at
Progressive school house in Boon Hill
township, at three o'clock, Sunday
afternoon, June 24. The people of
the community are given a cordial in
vitation to attend.
Special Service at Oakland.
On next Sunday, June 24th, there
will be special services at the Oak
land Presbyterian church. The morn
ing service will be devoted to the
Sunday school when the pastor, Rev.
B. R. Lacy, Jr., will preach a sermon
to the Home Department. In the af
ternoon Mr. E. B. Crow, of Raleigh,
will make an address, and a confer
ence on Stewardship will be held. All
the people of the community are in
vited to bring dinnec, r.nd are urged
to remain throughout the entire ser
Cotton Prices in Wilmington.
The price of spot cotton in the city
of Wilmington on Tuesday was 25%
cents a pound. On same day last year
cotton sold for 12U cents. Total re
ceipts since August 1, 1916, to date
82,731 bales. Total receipts to same
date last year was 197,312 bales.
Dr. Livingston Johnson New Editor.
The board of directors of the Bib
lical Recorder at their meeting Tues
day elected Dr. Livingston Johnson,
pastor of t^he First Baptist church of
Rocky Mount, to be editor to succeed
Dr. Hight C. Moore, who is to go to
Nashville, Tenn., at an early date.
Dr. Johnson was corresponding Sec
retary of the Baptist State Conven
tion for about fifteen years before
giving up the work to enter the pas
torate again two years ago. Dr.
Johnson is one of the foremost imni
in the denomination in the State and
is regarded as a strong writer. He
will make good as editor of The Re
Volunteered For .Motor Truck
Messrs. George White, Isham Hol
land, Joe Johnson, Daniel Jones and
Hunter Woodall have volunteered to
enter the war in the motor truck
service. They stood their first exam
ination at Raleigh Wednesday night,
Federal Agents (Jetting the Men.
In various parts of the State Fed
eral agents are arresting the men
Who failed to register on June 5th,
who were between the ages of 21 and
31. We are glad to state that the
arrests in North Carolina are few
Write the Sheriff.
Already we are having inquiries
about the names in Johnston County's
honor roll published in Tuesday's Her
ald. We published the names as fur
nished us and have nothing further
to do with them. If any one wants
further information, please write
Sheriff Grimes, who is the chairman
of the Registration Board.
THE SELMA MELON, TOMATO
AND BETTER BABY FAIR
Mayor Temple has appointed the
Fair Committee for this year as
follows: Messrs. R. L. Ray, Ira T.
Rains and Jno. A. Mitchener. They
will appoint sub-committees. This
committee will start to work at once
and plan for the most interesting
and biggest Fair yet held.
There has been so much interest
taken in this that the committee may
make it a two-days' Fair this year.
Watch now, for premium lists, pro
grams, ctc., which will be published
as soon as complete. Begin now to
plan for Selma's big day July 24th.
Selma, June 21st.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richardson and
Catherine Batts, of Wendell, spent
last Saturday and Sunday with the
family of MYs. S. T. Coats.
Mr. W. L. Ellis returned this
morning from Wilmington where he
attended a meeting of the Rod Men of
the State, having been sent as a rep
resentative of Tuscaloosa Tribe.
That rubber ring you put on a
preserving jar helps you to stretch
RED CROSS NOTES.
This is Red Cross Week and evefry
one is expected to do his btt. The
President of the United States is be
hind the movement and every patri
otic citizen should rally to the sup
port of this great humane organiza
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The people of Smithfield are going
to gather in mass meeting Sunday af
ternoon in the Opera House at four
o'clock to do our bit in the raising
of funds for the Red Cross. Every pa
triotic man and woman in Smithfield
is expected to attend.
The Rod Cross Society is the great
est humane organization ever estab
lished. Its representatives go into the
hospitals on the battle lines and do
what they can to relieve the suffering
there. Not only do they do this but
they help at home in times of war.
The American Red Cross has already
rendered great and lasting service
to the soldiers of the warring na
tions across the seas. America is
striving to raise one hundred million
dollars for this work this week. How
much will Smithfield give?
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We are in the war and must do our
part?to support the government. Some
will have to go to the front. Others
can stay at home and have a big part.
Smithfield lias so far done little to
ward raising 'funds for the Red
Qroas service. Next Sunday after
noon there will be a mass meeting at
the Opera House at four o'clock,
when every one will have an oppor
tunity to help. A good speaker will
be present and the different singers
of the town are earnestly requested
to be on hand and give a few patri
otic songs and hymns. Let's make a
great day of it.
Cheap Flour For a Few Families.
Mr. J. M. Beaty has just cut his
crop of wheat. He has agreed to sell
flour at ten dollars per barrel to his
month hands and those of his ten
ants which he furnishes with provis
ions. This will be a saving in price
to them and Mr. Beaty thinks he can
raise wheat and make a good profit
on it at that price.
The European Plan Would Save Food.
If the people of the United States
would adopt, as far as possible, the
European plan of serving meals it
would help in the matter of economy
very much. The European plan which
means to call for what you really
want and eat what you have called
for and pay for what you get, appears
to us as the more sensible plan. Why
should a waiter at a hotel bring in
to a person a dozen articles of food
for meal when perhaps he does not
want much of anything at that time
or does not like half the kinds of
diet offered him? People could eat
plenty and not waste so much at the
tables. There will have to be a
change. There is now too much valu
able food thrown away. Some peo
ple in eating will take ou? much
more food than can be eaten. The
plan should be for plenty to eat for
every one but not one ounce of
anything to be wasted.
Bridge Floor Badly Worn.
The best bridge floor ever used on
the Neuse river bridge at Smithfield
was placed there by Rand & Law
rence a few years ago. It was made
-of long leaf heart lumber dressed
and securely placed on the bridge.
But the days of usefulness of this
floor is about over. Lately several
times planks have given way to the
pressure of vehicles at different
places on the bridge. On yesterday a
large motor truck hauling lumber
for Rand & Lawrence broke a hole
several feet long through this floor
and caused delay of travel for about
half an hour. Bridge Commissioner
John A. Johnson was soon there and
repaired the bridge. The floor is bad
ly worn and will have to be replaced
with a new one.
Frost In State Last Sunday.
Reports published in the Greens
boro News sent out from Lenoir,
state that heavy frost in Watauga
County last Sunday morning did con
siderable damage to the bean crop.
The Irish potato crop was also dam
The undersigned having qualified as
Executor on the estate of Blackman
Jemigan, deceased, hereby notifies all
persons having claims against said
estate to present the same to me duly
verified on or before the 22nd day of
June, 1918, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery; and
all persons indebted to said estate
will make immediate payment.
This 15th day of June, 1917.
ZERO D. JERNICJAN,
ABELL & WARD and
FEN N ELL-S A N DERS.
Miss Julia Sunders Beramo the Bride
of (apt. Juntos Roy Fennell,
The people of Smithfield and sur
rounding community were treated to
quite a surprise Tuesday morning
when it was learned that Miss Julia
I.uey Sander* and Capt. James Hoy
Fennell were married. In company
with a few friends they went to Sel
ma where they were married at ten
o'clock lit the Baptist Parsonage, the
ceremony being performed by Rev.
Charles E. Stevens.
The bride is the charming and pop
ular daughter of Mrs. Esther Jane
Sanders, of Princeton. She has been
living in Smithfield for the past three
years where she has been employed
as stenographer and bookkeeper for
the Thornton Music House. Capt.
Fennell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
N. Fennell, of Wilmington, and is a
poplar conductor on the Atlantic
Coast Line where he has been em
ployed for the past several years.
They left immediately after the
marriage for a trip to Norfolk, Rich
mond and Washington where they will
spend several days with relatives and
friends. They will be at home in
Goldsboro after July 1, 1917. The
people of Smithfield extend best
wishes for their happiness.
Mrs. Nancy Henderson Barnes.
Clayton, Juno 20. ? But few live to
see their three-score years and ten,
yet God in His infinite goodness al
lowed Mrs. Nancy Henderson Barnes
eighty-seven years, eight months and
four days to bless the lives of her
loved ones and friends.
She v.as a devoted mother, grand
mother and great-grandmother. In
early life she joined the Methodist
Church and remained a faithful mem
ber until her death. She was, born in
Onslow County, the daughter of Eli
sha Spence and Nancy Pollock Spence.
The greater part of her life was spent
in Johnston County, for it was there
she married and reared her children.
Her latter years were spent in Wake
Her life was a life of groat useful
ness to her community. She was un
tiring in all her efforts and remained
active until a few days before her
Mrs. Barnes died June lf>th, 1917,
and was buried the day following
in the family burying ground near
Shiloh Church in Johnston County.
In the presence of a large concourse
of friends she was tenderly laid to
rest and her last resting place was
covered with beautiful flowers by the
hands of those who loved her.
Three of her faithful servants who
have been with her over twenty years,
prepared her grave.
She leaves to mourn her departure
the following sons and daughters:
Mrs. J. A. T. Jones, Mrs. J. J. Bag
well, of Garner; Mrs. M. Durham, of
Clayton; Mrs. R. E. Butfaloe and Miss
Nancy Barnes, of Raleigh; Mr. J. S.
Barnes, of Clayton; Messrs. N. L.
and D. T. Barnes, of Raleigh. She is
also survived by 27 grandchildren
and 27 great-grandchildren. The late
Mrs. Ella B. Pope was her daughter.
Her loved ones sorrow not as those
who have no hope, for on that great
glad resurrection day they expect to
meet her in that beautiful afterland
where there is no more parting, no
more sighing and no more tears.
THE SMITHFIELD MARKET.
Cotton seed 1.00
Wool 15 to *2^
Fat Cattle 5 to 6%
Eggs 25 to 30
Fat cattle, dressed 11 to 12&
Granulated Sugar 9 to 10
Corn per bushel 1.65 to 1.75
C. R. Sides 22 to 23
Feed oats 90 to 95
Fresh Pork 12 Ms to 15
Hams, per pound 25 to 26
Lard per pound 20 to 25
Timothy Hay 1.40 to 1.50
Cheese per pound 35
Butter per pound 80 to 85
Meal per sack 4.00 to 4.25
Flour per sack 7.00 to 7.25
Coffee per pound 16 to 20
Cotton seed meal 2.25 to 2.50
Cotton seed hulls 1.00
Ship Stuff 2.60 to 2.75
Molasses Feed 2.60 to 2.75
Hides, green 12 ^ to 15
Stock peas per bushel 2.00
Black-eye peas 2.25
Beef Pulp 2.50
SOUP D<4U .... 3.00
& Machine Works
in the State
LARGEST AND OLDEST IN
SMITHFIELD. N. C.
Buy An Edison!
Come in and hear your favorite piece of mu^ic. We
have a large number of Records, and that celebrated Edi
son Graphophone in $:>0.00, $50.00 and $75.00 sizes.
? Will sell you one on the partial payment plan if you
want to buy that way.
Yours to serve,
Smithfield. N. *<?
We have a big stock of the finest Box Paper, Corres
pondence Cards, Note Paper, Initial Stationery and any
thing you may want in the Stationery line.
Come to see us.
Creech Drug Co.
D. 11EBER CREECH, Manager.
Smithfield, N. C.
We have moved our store just across the river, in front
of ihe 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 v 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.
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Through the Gates of Pearl.
Penrod and Sam, by Booth Tarkington.
Just So Stories, by Kipling.
American Poets and Their Theology.
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More Than a Fair
The worker in the field, factory, office, shop ? labors
for his daily wage.
His earnings in turn should work for him.
Dollars at interest are "laborers worthy of their hire."
They work diligently every day of the year, every hour
of the day .turning temporary self-denial into permanent
Have you dollars working for you ?
The First National Bank
Smithfield. N. C. c?hl,?
T. R. HOOD, President. R. N. Ai