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BILLY MAY PREACH
TO SOLDIER BOYS
W... i wlsi hi Eiiropa.
ANX13J3 FGH t.;e work
Also Plans to Visit Several Training
Camps Here and Knock the Devil Out
For the Count of Ten ? Engagements
In Several Cities May Cause Aban
donment of Scheme, However.
Billy Sunday, who lias just closed a
campaign in New York city, durlug
which 1)8,201 persons "lilt the sawdust
trail," is going to "do his bit" for the
United States. As soon as arrange
ments can he made and after he has
rested at his home in Winona Lake,
Ind., the evangelist expects to begin a
series of revival campaigns in the va
rious concentration and training camp
throughout the country. lie al<o ex
pects to fro to Fngland and Frame and
"knock the devil out of the trenches."
He has been asked by the Washing
ton authorities to make the trip, and
all that prevents a definite announce
ment of his sailing date is the fact that
he has revival engagements that he
cannot cancel or postpone without dilll
culty. He is confidently hoping to be
able to devote part of his vacation
time before his next campaign begins,
in September, to religious work among
the troops in American concentration
The idea of carrying the gospel to
the American troops has been on Sun
day's mind ever since war was declar
ed by the Fid ted States. (Heorge Sun
day, Billy's son and campaign man
ager, discussed the idea with the
Washington authorities during a re
cent visit to the capital, and Billy's
project was warmly encouraged.
Talked With Pershing's Aid.
When t lie British wur commission
was in Now York recently General G.
M. T. Bridges and other members of
the body discussed with Sunday the
possibility of l)is going to England to
preach. Sunday then said lie would
like to undertake the work if it could
be made to fit in with bis engagements
In America. Bator a member of Gen
eral Pershing's staff broached the i>lan
to the evangelist, and Sunday enthusi
astically" declared he would do his liest
to arrange his revival dates so as to
permit t lie undertaking.
"I don't know who it was who talked
with mo," lie said. "I've forgotten his
name, but it was a member of General
Pershing's staff. He said they wanted
me to go over and preach to the soldier
boys. There's nothing I would like
better, so I told him to fix it up with
Pershing, and I'd go as soon as I could.
"I had thought of making a trip
through 1 110 American camps for a
month or two this summer or some
time later, and I want to do it. It all
hinges on what arrangements I can
make with some of the cities I'm sched
uled to preach in."
The Sunday committee is attempting
to got Washington ministers and others
who are preparing for a scheduled Sun
day revival there in January and Feb
ruary of next year to agree to a post
ponement of the campaign. If it is
found jiossible to postpone the reviv
ing of the capital Sunday will, in all
probability, leave for Europe early in
the coming year.
Will Rest For Week or Two.
When he left New York he went di
rect to Winona Lake to rest for a week
or two. lie will then proceed to his
apple farm in the Ilood River region,
Oregon. He is scheduled to open his
first campaign of the fall season at
Los Angeles on Sept. 4. November
and December are scheduled for the
campaign in Atlanta. January and
February will be spent in Washington
unless other arrangements are made.
Other campaigns for which Sunday is
booked next spring will be in Chicago
and Du'iiith. Minn.
"I don't see how I can get away to
the training camps unless some changes
are made, ' he said. "But I'm going to
do my best to go, and I guess I'll find
Mrs. Sunday, convalescing after her
recent serious illness, expressed her
self as being sorry to leave New York.
"The people have been so kind and
sympathetic that I hate to leave such
goods friends," she said. "My illness
proved how tenderly human New York
folk are. I got loads of letters, flow
ers and other expressions of kindliness
from people I had never seen, but who,
I suppose, had been to the tabernacle.
"The few meetings I conducted here
were the best I've ever had. The Hip
podrome meetings were simply wonder
ful. The response was amazing to me.
"I like New York more than any city
we've been in. I like the sliops ami
the general immensity of the place. l*it
l>est of all I like the people who have
rallied so well to hear the message my
husband brought them."
Fooled the Doctors.
Walking 117 niles to enlM, a Minn*
sota man wps about to pass an exam
Jnation when it was discovered one of
his lees was artificial, but so -lifelike
tt had fooled all the do< tors.
Found His Mark.
After studying nn aviator's photo
graph of a German tunnel a French
artilleryman nt ten miles planted i)
half ton projectile In the mouth of t* I
A HED GROSS WORKER
Wounded Indian Officer Is
Eeing Assisted From an
Photo by American Press Association.
Wherever there Is human sufferinn
workers under the sign of the Red
Cross may he found. The work has
been brought more forcibly before the
public since the outbreak of the war,
but even before the beginning of this
struggle Red Cross workers have been J
the angels of mercy in every catastro-'
plie. The above illustration shows onej
phase of their work. A lied Cross (
worker is assisting a wounded Indian
o Hirer from an ambulance.
WHALE STEAK THE LATEST;
IT'S PALATABLE AND CHEAP
Department of Fisheries Says It
Offers Chance to Wallop the j
High Cost of Living.
Fried whale steak, whale pot roast <
and whale In any other forms which
chefs may devise may soon make an
appearance on the menu cards if the ^
people of the east can adapt their tastes
to whale meat as easily as do persons j
along certain parts of the Taciflc coast.
So sure is the department of fisheries
that whale meat Is palatable that a
campaign is to be started to educate
the American people to its use. The J
meat can be sold at a low rate and will j
afford a means of reducing the high
cost of living.
The department of fisheries was first
attracted to the possibilities of whale ;
meat by a whaling company which
placed the meat 011 the market in Seat-,
tie and Portland, Ore., last month, j
Two employees of the department of,
fisheries were in a restaurant 011 the
coast and saw 011 the menu "Sperm]
whale steak and currant jelly." Tn ?
quiries were made, and it was found j
that there was a tremendous demand !
for it. The whale meat, it was said, j
cost 10 cents a pound, and there were j
indications that it was as popular as ;
"There is evidence," says the bureau :
of fisheries, "of great interest hi this ;
matter by whale fishermen on both j
coasts, and it would not be surprising I
if within a short time the meat of
whales and smaller cetaceans in both
fresh and preserved form should be in
demand and extensively utilized.
"Whales and porpoises are mam
mals, like cattle and sheep, and their
flesh is meat and not fish. In texture
and appearance it resembles beef,
though the color is darker red. The
flavor is cl#se to that of meat. It is |
devoid of all fishy taste. It is likely ,
that it will soon be obtainable fresh, j
corned and canned, and it is recom- j
mended to those who have the oppor- j
tunity to purchase it.
"Whaling on the Atlantic side, once 1
the greatest whaling region, has de
clined greatly, but there are still some
whales taken. There is no difference
in the food value of the Atlantic and
DIDN'T THINK QUICK ENOUGH.
How General Joffre's Aid Failed to
Take Advantage of Situation.
IJoforo introducing Lieutenant do
Tessan, aid to General Joffre, and
Colonel Fabry, the "Blue I>evil of j
France," Chairman Spencer of the St
Louis committee entraining tlie Iirit
ish mission told this anecdote:
"In Washington Lieutenant de Tes
san was approached by a pretty Amer
ican girl, who said:
" 'And did you kill a German sol
" 'Yes,' he replied.
"'With what hand did you do it?'
" 'With this right hand,' he said.
"And then the pretty American girl
Feized his risrht hand and kissed it.1
Colonel Fabry stood near by. Hd
Ptrolled over and said to Lieutenant de
" 'Heavens, man, why didn't you tell
her that you bit him to death?' "
Price of Life Is Higher.
Life worth more now, Illinois Judges i
said In giving a widow .*1s.fKK> for th ? |
death of her husband on a railroad. It ]
used to be $10,000 in such cases.
HOOVER TELLS OF
RED CH038 WOll
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Civilian Population In Reconquered
Territory Left Absolutely Without
Food or Homes by the Retreating
Germans ? Will Cost Over a Billion
Dollars to Restore Their Homes.
The people of the United States show
ed their patriotism when they so great
ly oversubscribed the Liberty loan.
Likewise in the appeal for $100,<>00,00c
for the Ited Cross the people of this,
nation responded gallantly.
The Red Cross is the humanitarian
side of warfare. It is just as neces
sary to have a good Red Cross organi
zation as it is to have efficient lighting
forces. In this connection the follow
ing statement made before the Red
Cross chapters in Washington recently
by Herbert C. Hoover, who has chargt
of the food supply of this country, is
"For nearly three years we had as
one of our duties the care of the civil
ian population in northern France. We
are, I think, the only Americans who
have been In intimate contact or even
in any contact with that Imprisoned
population. I think wo, are the only
group who know of their suffering, of
their misery, of their destruction, ami
who know of what confronts those peo
ple even after peace. We have always
entertained the hope that possibly this
or some other agency, some other or
ganization, might be found that could
bind up their wounds and take In hand
their difficulties, rehabilitate them Into
a position again of self support.
"There is probably the greatest prob
lem of all the war. There is an untold
destruction of property, a total dis
placement of population, an enormous
loss of human life, a loss of man pow
er, a loss of animals, a loss of Imple
ments ? a population of probably 3,000,
000 of people totally and absolutely
unable to get back on their feet with
"About the end of March tho retreat
of the German army over a small area
opened up to the world a vision of what
had really happened to the total of
3, (XX), 000. It was but a little parcel in
France that was recovered, with a pop
ulation of only 30,000 people. But
there was displayed tho problem which
confronts all of us partially today, but
in a much greater measure at a later
"I had visited that area from behind
the line.i and again visited it from the
allied side. I found that every village,
with the exception of two small areas,
had been utterly destroyed. The Ger
mans had erected battering rums, had
destroyed and burned villages, had lev
eled everything to the ground, had gath
ered ui? ull the agriculture implements
in open squares and burned them, had
taken all animals and had removed all
the male portion of tho population be
tween the ages of eighteen and sixty
"Tliat is only one of the problems of
France. That is but n sample of what
we bave to expect from practically the
entire area. The cost of rehabilitation
runs into figures which should startle
all except Americans and perhaps
Americans even in the large figures in
which we liave begun to think.
"I made a rough estimate of the im
mediate amount of money required to
rehabilitate that little parcel of popu
lation. To support them for one year,
to provide them with their implements,
to give them the roughest kind of hous
ing, to get them back to the point
where they may get the land into culti
vation and get into self support, would
run somewhere from seven to ten mil
lions of dollars. Altogether the north
of France is probably faced with a to
tal expenditure for rehabilitation which
will run a billion and a half dollars.
"There is still a further field in
France, and that is the children. The
orphans of France Increase day by day.
That service is one which probably
touches more nearly to the heart of
every American than any other.
"The lied Cross is perhaps founded
fundamentally for the care and com
fort of soldiers, but we are not fighting
this war alone for the direct efficiency
of battle. We are fightfhg here for in
finitely greater objectives, and there is
no support that can be given to the
American ideal, to the American objec
tive of this war, better and greater
than a proper organization of that side
of our civilization which we believe
is today imperiled. We are fighting
against an enemy who had become
dominated with a philosophy, with an
i idea for which there is no room in this
world with us. It Is a nation obsessed
with the single idea that survival of
the strong warrants any action, de
mands any submergence of the indi
vidual to the state, which justifies their
mastery of the world.
"Our contention of civilization lies In
the tempering of the struggle for exist
ence by the care of the helpless. The
?urvlval of the strong, the development
of the individual, must be tempered, or
else we return 2.(KK) years in our civi
lization. While the Red Cross devotes
itself to the strengthening of the
strong, to the support of the soldier, It
is a duty of the Ited Cross to illume
that part of American character and
American ideal which stands for the
care of the helpless."
The Country Kditor.
He might have been a millionaire,
i And won financial fame,
Or sat in u director's chair,
Had money been his aim;
He chose instead to spend his years
In service poorly paid,
And with the paste pot and the shears
A humble living made.
He chronicled the town's events ?
j The local goings-on;
His fellow townsmen's hopes and bents
Inspired his lexicon.
He felt the public pulse that beat
I Around him, and he tried
To make his little country sheet
A thing of local pride.
Unselfishly, with all his heart,
I He strove but to upbuild
His town, of which he was a part.
With great ambition tilled.
He spoke well of his fellow men;
He praised when praise was due;
He wielded but a kindly pen,
l And ? no reward he drew.
? Editor and Publisher.
| Library Commission and the War.
It is evident that the Liberty Com
mission, being a state office, should
be of the greatest possible service
not only to the men who are called
into action, but to all the people of
| the Sta^e. Plans have been made
| with this twofold object in view. A
list of books on Vegetable Garden
, ing has been compiled and printed
and it will be distributed throughout
the State. A great many inexperienc
ed and rmateur gardeners are plant
ing vegetables this year and the books
listed will be especially helpful and
j encouraging to them. The Library
I Commission will lend any title listed
i to any one in North Carolina for
: four weeks, the only expense being
the postage both from and to Raleigh.
Another list in preparation is one
dealing with foods, food values, and
food conservation. In order to help to
conserve the food supply of the na
] tion and yet properly preserve the
; health of her family, the housewife
, must study the big question of food
! and become familiar with food val
jues. The list will give some of the
best and simplest books on the sub
ject and the books themselves can be
I borrowed from the Library Commis
i England, France, and Germany
have supplied the men in camp and
j training field with books by means of
traveling libraries, and it seems that
| on the battlefields of France books
jhave been right behind the firing line.
? The regular army of the United
'States is well supplied with books,
but the National Guard is not, and
i herein lies a wonderful opportunity
for the library commissions of the va
! rious States. As soon as the North
Carolina National Guard is called out
and established at the mobilization
camp, libraries containing an average
of at least one book to every five men
will be furnished each regiment. It is
evident that the intellectual needs
will be varied. There will be some pro
fessional and business men, some col
: lege graduates, and a great many
others who read only for recreation
,or diversion. And there will be need
for wholesome diversion; a need
which the temporary soldier will find
it difficult to fill. A National Guards
man, writing in the Library Journal
of his experience last summer, tes
tifies to the various cravings which
books can satisfy, and says that it
was impressed upon him more vivid
ly, perhaps, than one can imagine
without the experience, how books
jean "fill in" in the army. Hence the
North Carolina Commission will see
to it that the National Guardsmen of
our own State arc well supplied with
good books. ? North Carolina Library
Horses and Mules Exported.
In the 34 months since the begin
ning of the war ? August, 1914 ?
the United States has exported to
Europe 190,000 horses and 330,000
i mules. The horses were valued at
$104,000,000 and the mules at $66,
j The fact that this is "not a cav
alry war" and that automobiles, mo
! torcycles, flying machines and ob
servation balloons arc performing
much of the service formerly re
quired by the horse in war time,
does not seem to have checked the
i demand for American saddle and
draft animals. While the exporta
tion of horses has decreased in re
cent months the exportation of mules
has increased. Most of the horses and
mules sent abroad have gone direct
to France. The average export value
of horses was around $215 and mules
about $200. ? Ex.
Small wood-working machinery is |
needed in Peru. A few furniture fac
tories are now equipped with electric
driven machines which came from
Belgium and Germany.
Frost doesn't nip canned vegeta
I'hoto by American Presa Association
Major General Tas'te. H. R!is?.
The Science of Burning Trash.
A city dweller told me how he kept
the grass in his yard growing lux
uriantly. Instead of letting his neigh
bors burn the leaves they raked, he
took them off their hands and used
them to mulch his grass. On many
farms the torch is applied too freely
to dead vegetable matter which
might well be utilized in supplying
humus to the soil. When I was a
lad cornstalk burning was an annual
event and many farmers have not
yet come to realize the seriousness
of the practice. There is a belief that
the ashes from burned matter act as
a fertilizer, while in fact the plant
food escapes in smoke and leaves lit
tle but mineral matter in the ash.
The s sh is beneficial to the soil,
serving to improve its mechanical
condition, but if the vegetable matter
is allowed to decay it is far more val
uable as a soil improver than if burn
ed. As it is our soils are wearing out
fast enough without impoverishing
them more by burning up a lot of
plant food. The plant food that goes
up in smoke can never be regained
by man; it is lost forever.
Corn stalks are not the only things
that might be mentioned in this con
nection. There are dead grass, stub
ble, straw, weeds and leaves, all of
which may be worked into the soil as
quickly and often as easily as they
can be raken and burned. If the work
is done properly there need be no
bad results, as most of the material
will have decayed by the time a three
year rotation is completed.
A corn r.talk cutter will chop up the
stalks so that they may be turned un
der or mixed with the soil with a disc
harrow. In this way they will not be
bothersome in the future hay crop, but
will serve in keeping a mulch that will
be beneficial to succeeding crops of
oats, rye or hay. After a good crop
of corn the amount of vegetable mat
ter which may ultimately be changed
to plant food is enormous, and if one
cannot afford a stalk cutter he cannot
affiord to do without a disc harrow to
save the stalks.
The disc harrow can be used ad
vantageously in mixing dead grass
and weeds with the top soil before
plowing. If it can not be worked up
fine enough with the disc put on a
jointer, set it to cut deep and plow
it under. Discing will mix the trash
sufficiently with the top soil to pre
vent it from interfering with capillary
action after the ground is plowed.
Let the soil burn the "trash," and
keep the torch in the closct. It is the
cheapest way of "getting rid of the
trash." Payment for the labor is re
turned in increased crop production.
? Indiana Farmer.
NUMBER ENROLLED FOR
SELECTIVE SERVICE 9,619,938
Washington, June 21. ? War regis
tration returns, virtually completed
tonight by reports from Wyoming
and Kentucky, show 9, <>49,938 men
between the ages of 21 and 30 years,
inclusive, have been enrolled for the
In addition to the regularly tabulat
ed total, 6,001 Indians were enrolled
by State officials or on reservations
by interior department agents.
Counting the 600,000 or more men
in the federal service and not requir
ed to register, the Provost Marshal
General's office said the Census Bu
reau estimate of 10,275,604 eligibles
was approximately correct, and that
few slackers are to be sought.
35-ounce loaf of bread is sold in
Paris for eight cents, and a 14-ounce
loaf is sold in Washington for 10
cents. The reason is that food pirates
do not flourish in Paris. ? The Ro
It is etsy to pardon one's own
faults, which may be considered for
tunate, since they are so many.
Stand by the President.
?Because he stands by you.
Stand by the Laundryman.
Because he stands by you.
All kinds of laundry work
rtone at the Smithfleld Steam
Laundry. Prices reasonable.
Call phone 19-L and we will
T. W. JOHNSON
MONEY TO LOAN.
During the summer months when
business is not rushing is the best
time to secure your money needs for
the coming year.
I can lend you one-half of apprais
ed value of your cleared land on 5
years time with interest at 5 per
cent, payable semi-annually.
Or I can lend you this money on
20 years time on the amortization
plan; in other words on the same
plan as the Government Land Bank
Loan. This money is available at
See me and learn details and ar
range for your loan right away.
F. H. BROOKS,
Smithfleld, N. S.
The undersigned having qualified
as Administrator on the estate of
L. S. Tart, deceased, hereby noti
fies all persons having claims against
said estate to present the same to me
duly verified on or before the 1st 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 29th day of May, 1917
H. M. TART,
The undersigned having qualified as
Executor on the estate of Blackman
Jernigan, 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. JERNIGAN,
ABELL & WARD and
Under and by virtue of an order of
the Superior Court of Johnston Coun
ty, made in the special proceedings
entitled, A. M. Noble, administrator
of Willis Powell, deceased, and D.
H. Durham vs. Bost Joyncr, et als,
heirs at law of Willis Powell, de
ceased, the undersigned commission
er will, on the 30th day of June, 1917,
in front of the postoffice in the town
of Princeton, N. C., offer for sale to
the highest bidder, for cash, that
certain tract of land lying and being
in the town of Princeton, and de
scribed and defined as follows:
"Beginning at T. P. Farley's cor
ner, then north 116% feet to Eugene
Holt's corner; then west 116% feet
to John Reed's corner; then south
116% feet to Georgianna Reed's cor
ner; then east 116% feet to the be
ginning, containing one-half acre,
more or less."
This 28th day of May, 1917.
A. M. NOBLE,
EI). A. HOLT
High (Jrade Coffins, Caskets
and Burial Robes,
Princeton, - North Carolina
For Sale by
Creech Drug Co., Smithfield, N. C.f
R. C. Lassiter & Co., Four Oaks, N. C.,
G. G. Edgerton & Son, Kenly, N. C.,
J. R. Ledbetter, Princeton, N. C.,
and all good Dealers.
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