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TO MY BIBLE.
Be thou my Star in Reason's night;
Be thou my Rock in Danger's fright;
Be thou my Guide 'mid Passion's
My Moon by night, my Sun by day.
? Dean Milman.
TOWN AND COUNTY TOPICS.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Upchurch spent
Sunday in Raleigh with relatives.
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Messrs. W. A. Cooper and J. H.
Wilson, of Raleigh, were in the city
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Mrs. R. E. Lee and daughter, Miss
Lena Lee, were in town yesterday
visiting relatives and friends.
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Messrs. Hunter Woodall and W. M.
Gaskin spent Sunday with the family
of Mr. Ed. II. Woodall, near Angier.
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Mrs. W. T. Adams and Mrs. W. L.
Ellis returned Friday from a visit to
relatives and friends in Wilmington.
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Mr. J. D. Parker went to Fayette
ville yesterday to spend a few days
and receive treatment in the Cum
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Mr. J. E. Lasley is spending the
week in Creedmore where he was
called on account of the illness of
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On account of the thoughtfulness
and kindness of Mr. F. W. Kromer
the Stars and Stripes waves proudly
from the top of the Court House
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Misses Sallie, Grizzie, and Marga
ret Muns, accompanied by Miss Hel
en Wallace, spent Sunday in the
country the guests of Mrs. C. A.
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Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Grantham and
children, Misses Pearl, Blanche and
Emily and Master George, of Dunn,
spent Sunday afternoon here with
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Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gregory, ac
companied by Mrs. John A. Massey,
left Sunday for Roxboro where they
will spend some time with relatives
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Miss Juanita Davis, of Fayetteville,
and Miss Mildred Courtney, of New
York, and Mr. Nathaniel Hill, of
Pittsboro, are the house guests of
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Pou.
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Rev. H. F. Brinson left Monday
morning to visit his home people in
Pender County and to attend the Bap
tist Ser.side Assembly which will he
held at Wrightsville Beach June 27
to July 4.
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Mrs. A. Vermont and children went
to Chapel Hill yesterday to spend a j
few days with Mr. Vermont who is
in charge of the dramatic features of
the July Fourth celebration, at the
Miss Elizabeth Kelly returned Sat
urday frcm Chapel Hill where she
went to attend the meeting of the ru- ,
ral school supervisors which was held
in connection with the Summer
School last week. j
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Mr. Luther T. Pierce, assistant !
bookkeeper in the First National
Bank, has offered his services to his
government and has been accepted as
a member of the Motor Truck Com- ,
pany which is being raised in Ral
! Mr. Gardner Hudson, who has been
( taking a course of study in the Har
vard Law School at Cambridge, Mas- i
sachusetts, is at home to spend the
summer with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Hudson.
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Mr. Ernest Gordon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Gordon, who is a member
of the Second Regiment, National
Guard, now stationed at Goldsboro,
has returned to his post of duty after
spending some time at his home here.
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Mr. N. L. Snipes was in town last
Saturday and renewed his subscrip
tion. He is at home near Princeton,
for awhile with relatives. Next month
he will return to Christobal, C. Z.,
Panama, where he has a job with the
United States post office department,
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Jas. R. Patterson, colored, insur
ance agent of Smithfield and secre
tary of the Johnston County Negro
Fair, has offered and has been ac
cepted for training at the Negro offi
cers' Training Camp at Des Moines,
Iowa. He left last week for Des
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Quite a crowd of Smithfield people
have gone to Havclock on a fishing
trip this week. Among those who have
gone we note the following: Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Hood and child, Mr. and
Mrs. II. C. Woodall, Mr. and Mrs. W.
W. Jordan and children, Mr. and Mrs.
W. N. Holt and child, and Mr. C. I.
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The people of Smithfield and John
ston County are urged to help the
Red Cross fund. The country has
subscribed within the past eight days
over one hundred millions for this
fund. It is money freely given to aid
in one of the greatest missions of
mercy of all time. If anybody any
where in Johnston County wants to
contribute to this fund, they can send
to Judge F. H. Brooks, or Herald,
and receipt will be sent at once and
the money turned over to the proper
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Smithfield has nobly responded to
the call for soldiers. Already nine of
our young men are members of the
National Guard, besides those who
are members of the Regular Army.
The nine young men from this town
who belong to the Second Regiment
National Guard are George R. San
ders, Carl Diekerson, Zeb Johnson,
Jack Bradley, Clarence Johnson, Da
vid Wallace, Chester Stephenson,
Ernest Gordon and Ralph Dodd. Last
week five others volunteered for ser
vice in the army. There are others
who will answer the call.
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Dr. J. R. Edwards, of the faculty
of Howard College at Birmingham, ,
Ala., who has been spending a few
days here, preached at the Baptist
church Sunday night. His sermon
was about Jesus as the only one to
whom we may go in our times of
deepest needs. He spoke of man as a ,
religious being, and had been from the
dawn of creation, that he craved
something to worship, that his nature
demanded it, and that in the religion
of Jesus he found the only religion
that would satisfy his longings. The
religion that carries promise with it.
The discourse was a good one and was
well received by the congregation.
Masonic Basket Picnic.
We are requested to state that the ]
Masons of Johnston County are go- !
ing to have a big basket picnic in
Smithfield on July Fourth. All the
Masons of the county are invited to
attend with well filled baskets. A
good speaker wilj be present to make ,
an address on this occasion. ,
House Party at Holt's Pond.
Mrs. J. W. Stephenson, Mrs. H. P. <
Brickey, and Misses Lallah Rookh Ste- j
phenson, Louise Alford, Helen Wal
lace, Margaret Muns, Blanche Bailey, ;
Cora Belle Ives and Retta Martin are ,
enjoying a house party at Holt's Mill
in Boon Hill township this week.
Watson Boys Buy Bonds.
Quite a number of Smithfield peo
ple bought Liberty Bonds and amonp
them we note the names of Edgar
and Thomas Watson, sons of Mr. L.
E. Watson. Edgar is 13 and Thomas
is 10. They each have their separate
bank account and when the Liberty
Bond issue campaign was nearing
its end they decided to help Uncle
Sam finance the war by each of them
j buying a bond.
Fertilizer To Be Higher.
A leading dealer in fertilizer in this
county tells us that nitrate of soda
will be about twenty dollars per ton
higher next fall nnd winter and spring
than during the past season. Acid
phosphate will be $7.50 per ton higher
and standard guano eight to ten dol
lars per ton higher.
Editor Henry Branson, of Lexing
ton, is a candidate for President of
the National Motion Picture Exhibit
MISS PICKENS* BUSY WEEK.
(iave Demonstrations to Eight Can
ning Clubs in Six Townships and
Did Numerous Other Things. Some
thing About \N hat The Canning
Clubs Are Doing In Johnston.
Last week was a busy one for Miss
Nell Pickens, County Demonstration
Agent. She held eight meetings with
the canning clubs in the county, vis
iting clubs in Smithfield, Selma,
Clayton, Meadow, Boon Hill and Ben
tonsville townships. More than 400
women and girls attended these meet- '
ings where demonstrations in canning
vegetables were given, or a little
more than an average of fifty per
meeting. In addition to this work Miss
Pickens went to Raleigh one day to
get some supplies for her work, wrote
40 letters and sent out 10') I iilletins.
She traveled over 200 miles in John
ston County. We give this show
that Miss Pickens is "On her jol "
looking after the interests of the can
ning clubs in this county.
She is doing a fine work and ont i
that will count for much when the
people turn to their full pantries nevt
winter, realizing that the high prices
of foodstuffs will not be so hard on
those who have been, like the ant,
busy preparing for the time when one
cannot grow food crops. Already Miss
Pickens has ordered and sold 23,000
tin cans, and has others ordered. It
is fortunate for those who want cans
now that Miss Pickens is connected
with the canning work here, receiv
ing her appointment from the Feder
al government. Now no one can get
cans from the factories and the only
way to get them is through the can
ning club agents who send their or
ders to the government. The big can
ning companies have agreed to let
the government have these cans and
when one of their agents calls for
them the cans are forthcoming.
In addition to the cans ordered by
Miss Pickens, private parties ordered
early something like 12,000 or 15,000
The people of the county arc great
ly indebted to the County Commission
ers who advanced the money to the
County Demonstration Agent for
these cans. Most of these cans are
sold for cash but in some instances
the club girls have given their notes
payable when they sell their products
next fall. If there is a single, solitary
person in Johnston County who has
any doubts about the great work that
is being done through the canning
clubs, wc ask him to wait until the
report is made next winter of what
has been accomplished and all doubts
will be gone. The same may be said
of the pig clubs and of the corn clubs.
First Bale Brings $925.
The first bale of cotton of this
year's crop was sold at Houston,
Texas, yesterday at auction and
brought $925. It was grown by Dr.
W. P. Webb, of Lyford, and weighed
412 pounds. This is the fifth success
ive year that Dr. Webb has been first.
The Cotton Market.
Good rains in the southwest sent
the New York cotton market down
yesterday, October selling off 21
points from Saturday's closing. The
price of middling cotton in Norfolk 1
yesterday was 25^ cents.
Red Cross Fund.
News comes from Washington, in
this morning's News and Observer,
that the Red Cross fund has reached
5100,313,000. New York city gives
Raleigh has subscribed $31,000.
The other towns of Wake will add to
Charlotte has subscribed $44,000 or
J4.000 more than was allotted to that
It is reported that Winston-Salem
will give $50,000.
Durham. Greensboro, Wilmington
ind other towns of the State are giv
Books As Purpose Formers.
In a rccent address on "The Library
ind Vocational Progress," Tommie
Dora Barker, Librarian of the Carne
gie Library, Atlanta, says in conclu
"By reading the biographies of men
if achievement a boy's ambition will
be aroused and his purpose formed;
ly reading books on what there is to
be done in the world he will be en- ;
ibled to exercise an intelligent choice
if what vocation he wishes to follow
ind learn how he can put himself in
:he way of entering his chosen work ,
ind what it has for him and what he
las for it.
"Carlyle says, 'All that mankind
las done, thought, gained, or been is
ying as in magic preservation in the
iages of books.' And it is the high
srivilege of the library to be the
Tansmitter of tho knowledge of what
las been dono to those who aro yet
.o do." I
Red Cross Fund $S00.
The local Red Cross Chapter in
Smithflcld will push the campaign for
funds this week. They are anxious
for the town to make a fine showing.
The people who come in from the
country are also invited to aid in the
work. Any one desiring to help may
leave their contributions at either
drug store. Mrs. II. P. Stevens is
chairman of the finance committee
and will have charge of carrying on
the work until every one in the town
has an opportunity to contribute. Let
every one risj to his opportunity and
when the final record is written
Smithfield will have given more than
$1,500. Up to last night a little over
$800 had been subscribed.
The Church Expanding.
The expanding church is the Sun
of Rural Righteousness.
Some of the things it does ?
Promotes rural prosperity.
Develops the Missionary spirit.
Fosters good health conditions.
Promotes civic righteousness.
Trains for social service.
Supports better public schools.
Provides social recreation.
Co-operates with other community
Develops loyalty to community.
Helps to make good homes.
Develops right ideals.
Cultivates spiritual growth.
In Honor of Misses Ives and Johnson.
Raleigh, June 25. ? Miss Clell Bran
ham delightfully entertained "at
Rook" Thursday afternoon from 4 to
(> in honor of her guests. Misses Lu
cile Johnson and Helene Ives, of
Miss Ruth Savage entertained with
a porch party Saturday evening, com
plimentary to Miss Helene Ives and
M iss Lucile Johnson, of Smithfield.
The house guests of Miss Clell
Branham ? Miss Ives and Miss John
son ? have been the recipients of many
social functions during their stay in
Not Much Income From His Crop.
A United States Government offi
cial was in a certain section of North
Carolina recently getting up income
taxes. He visited a certain wealthy
citizen who farmed last year at a
heavy loss. This farmer put forty
thousand dollars into the crops of his
farm and at the fall sold the crops for
eight thousand dollars, losing thirty
two thousand dollars on the farm last
The regular examination for county
certificates will be held in Smithfield
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 10th
and 11th. The white teachers will be
examined at the Turlington Graded
School building and the colored teach
ers at the colored school building.
All teachers who hold first grade
certificates that expire this year may
have them renewed till July 1st, 1918,
provided the reading course has been
For further information concern
ing the regulations of the State Board
of Examiners, write the County Su
L. T. ROYALL,
Notice to W. M. S. Members.
All members of the Woman's Mis
sionary Society of the M. E. Church
are hereby requested to send their
dues and pledge or part of pledge
money to the treasurer by Saturday
of thi3 week. In order to get points
toward the standard of excellence the
report must go in by July 1st.
MRS. T. J. LASSITER, Pres.
MRS. C. V. JOHNSON, Trcas.
THE SMITHFIELD MARKET.
Cotton seed 1.00
Wool IS to 22
Fat Cattle 5 to 6%
Eggs 25 to 30
Fat cattle, dressed 11 to 12%
Cranulated 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 VSe 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 20 to 35
Meal per sack 4.00 to 4.25
Flour per sack 7.00 to 7.25
Coffee per pound 15 to 20
Cotton seed meal 2.25 to 2.50
Cotton seed hullt 1.00
Ship Stuff 2.60 to 2.75
Molas?es Feed 2.60 to 2.75
Hides, green 12*4, to 15
Stock peas peT bushel 2.00
Blsck-eye peas 2.25
Beef Pulp 2.50
Soup p ?*? 3.00
W. L. Woodall & Sons
Smithfield's Shopping Center
Just Received Big Shipment
of Voiles in All New
Stripes and Plaids
Shirt Waists still going at 89c
White Wash Skirts at 98c
Children's Dresses One-third off
Five more Coat Suits left at $4.98
One-half off on all Silk Dresses
All Silk Dresses
New Goods Arriving Daily
W. L. Woodall & Sons
Smithfield, N. C.
All Summer Hats will now be sold, regardless of price.
Buy now at your price.
They Must be Sold
Children's Trimmed Hats 25c
Miss Ora V. Poole
THE EXCLUSIVE MILLINERY SHOP
Smithfield, N. C.
BOOKS AT ONE DOLLAR EACH
Boys' Life of Mark Twain.
Through the Gates of Pearl.
Penrod and Sam, by Booth Tarkington.
Just So Stories, by Kipling.
American Poets and Their Theology.
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.
T. R. HOOD, President. R. N. AYCOCK, Cashier.