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THE SMITHFIELD HERALD
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Services at Smithfield Churches.
The regular services will be held at
the Methodist, Episcopal and Baptist
churches in Smithfield Sunday and
At Episcopal Church.
Regular services will be held at the I
Episcopal church Sunday morning
and night, by Archdeacon Lavrence,
Services at Neill's Tabernacle.
A revival meeting is in progress at
Neill's Tabernacle near Yelvington's
Grove. Services will be held Sunday
morning at eleven and Sunday night
at the usual hour.
At Lassiter's School House.
Rev. Alden S. Anderson will preach
at Lassiter's school house Sunday af
ternoon at four o'clock.
No Services Sunday.
On account of the meeting at
Neill's Tabernacle near Yelvington's
Grove there will be no preaching at
the Presbyterian church here Sunday.
Smithfield Boys at Spartanburg.
We have a letter from Sergt. Ches
ter L. Stephenson which will be pub
lished in Tuesday's Herald. The
Smithfield boys are now in Spartan
burg, S. C., doing gu?.rd duty.
Called to Report Sunday.
Messrs. Alger Byrd, Roy Bailey
and Percy Youngblood who recently
enlisted for service in the ambulance
corps, have received instructions to
report at headquarters in Raleigh
Sunday, August 5th.
At the Office of Dr. Hooks.
The young men who are called to
meet local exemption board No. 1,
will present themselves at the office
of Dr. Thel Hooks on the days they
are called to come to Smithfield for
Red Cross Chapter for Smithfield.
Wednesday afternoon, the commit
tee on organization of a Red Cross
Chapter composed of Mesdames H. L.
Skinner, H. D. Ellington, L. T. Royall,
H. P. Stevens, T. J. Lassiter, and Miss
Mattie Pou, met and elected a tem
porary chairman and secretary. Mrs.
H. P. Stevens was chosen chairman
and Miss Mattie Pou, secretary. As
soon as further instructions from
headquarters are received, the organ
ization will be completed. The work
has been well received so far, and the
committee on organization feels sure
that it will be no trouble to enlist the
two hundred members necessary for
Town Library Moves.
Yesterday the Woman's Club mov- j
ed into its new quarters in the office J
building of Mr. F. H. Brooks, next
the Presbyterian church on Second
street. Mr. Brooks has recently fitted
up this building which has two con
veniently arranged rooms on the sec
ond floor. These rooms will be used
jointly by the Woman's Club and
the Knights of ^Pythias. Yesterday 1
Mrs. W. A. Green, chairman of the
Library Department, with an efficient
corps of helpers, moved the library.
Henceforth patrons of the library will
go there for books. The room is open
* Friday afternoon of each week. Quite
a good selection of books is in the
library, and a number of people are
availing themselves of this opportu
nity to read good literature. The
public is cordially invited to visit the
library in its new quarters.
Corn Meal Getting Higher.
Corn meal was quoted wholesale to
merchants of this section yesterday
at $5.07 per sack.
FREE MAIL DELIVERY DAILY.
Smithfield l'eople Will Have Their
Mail ( ai ried To Their Doom Every
Day on and After September First.
Postmaster A. M. Sanders has had
a letter from the Post Office Depart
ment at Washington notifying: him
that Smithfield is to have free mail
delivery beginning September 1. 1917.
There will be two carriers appointed
who will make, two deliveries each
In order that we may have this
service the town and its people have
to make some arrangements for it.
Every person who expects to have his
mail carried to his home in the town
limits every day will have to arrange
a box or some receptacle for his mail.
It may be a slot in the door or a box
of some kind. The business houses
will not have to do this.
The town will be required to put
up the names of the streets at each
corner just like it is done in the cities
and the houses will have to be num
bered. Mail boxes for the purpose of
placing outgoing mail will be put up
at suitable places.
Smithfield is fortunate to have a
daily mail delivery and the people of
the town will gladly welcome the pro
gressive step, by being fully ready
for the service when September 1st
TOBACCO MARKET TO OPEN 21.
Smithfield Warehousemen to be
Ready to Handle the Golden
On August 21st the Smithfield to
bacco market will be open for the
sale of leaf tobacco. Every arrange
ment has been made to give the farm
ers who bring tobacco to Smithfield
the very best market in this section.
Already people from other counties
are shipping their tobacco to Smith
field. Many loads are now coming in
daily to be graded for the opening
The prices on the markets which
have opened already are higher than
was expected and the outlook is that
the prices this season will average
higher than in any year before.
WEATHER REPORT FOR JULY.
Kain Fell on Eighteen Days. Highest
Temperature 98 on 31st.
The heat wave which struck Smith
field the first of the week ha sabated
somewhat, the thermometer standing
at 75 this morning at eight.
The rainfall for July totaled 5.02
inches according to the report of
Weather Observer E. S. Sanders. The
heaviest rainfall for any day was 1.25
inches for the day ending July 18 at
8 A. M. Rain fell on eighteen days
of the month.
The weather this week has been the
hottest of* the summer. The hottest
day in July was the last day of the
month when the mercury reached 98,
and the lowest temperature for the
day was 75. At eight o'clock Wed
nesday morning the thermometer
stood at 81. The highest for Wed
nesday was 96 and the lowest 73.
Thursday morning at eight o'clock
the thermometer registered 81 and
the highest point for the day was 95,
and the lowest 68. This morning at 8 j
o'clock it stood at 75.
Fine Trip to the Mountains.
Sheriff W. F. Grimes, Mrs. Grimes
rnd their son John, and Misses Alice
Grantham and Jessie Lee returned
Monday night from a very delightful
motor trip to the Western part of
the State. They were gone a week and
took in quite a number of important
points. They went by Charlotte, Shel
by, Chimney Rock and Henderson
ville to Asheville. They also took in
Junaluska and Black Mountain. It
was at the latter place that they stop
ped on thq return trip and visited
Prof. Ira T. Turlington who is in a
sanatorium nearby. They say that he
was very glad to see them. They
found him looking well and in a
cheerful frame of mind. He told them
that he had made some improvement
since he left the State Sanatorium
and that he thought he was getting
on pretty well. The Professor's host
of friends in Johnston will be glad to
know of his improvement.
The trip was an uneventful one,
filled with pleasure from beginning
to end. The car registered something
over 800 miles for the trip which was
made without any car troubles, or
mishap of any kind, save a puncture
just before reaching Raleigh on the
return. For the most part the roads
were pretty good, save in a place or
two where they were being rebuilt.
They found the roads pretty tough
from Rutherfonlton to Chimney Rock
and also near Hendersonville.
Thirty From Smithfield in First 98.
Of the first 98 men who are sum
moned to appear before Exemption
Board No. 1, next Monday. 30 are
from Smithfield towi?.;hip. Of these 31
fourteen of them are negroes.
PERSONAL AND LOCAL.
Miss Clara Young: returned from
Lake Junaluska Wednesday.
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Messrs. H. L. Graves, Jr., and Her
man Talton spent Tuesday in Ral
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Miss Annie Peacock left for Lake i
Junaluska and Black Mountain
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The County Commissioners will
meet here next Monday in regular
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Miss Elizabeth Wiggins, of Wilson,
is spending a few days here, the gues.
of Miss Margaret Moore.
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l'rof. L. T. Royall and two children,
Rebecca and Charles Richard, went
to Raleigh this morning to spend the
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Mrs. W. R. Long returned from
Raleigh Thursday where she has been
visiting Mrs. A. A. Thompson for two
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Watermelons have been coming to
the Smithfield market in plenty for
the past few days. They have been
bringing pretty fair prices.
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Mrs. T. F. Toon and daughter, Miss
Rebecca Ward, of Lumberton, have
been spending several days here with
Mrs. Toon's son, Mr. E. F. Ward.
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Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Brickey and
Mr. E. T. Foster left Wednesday
for a motor trip to Bristol, Tenn.,
their old home. They will be away
for several days.
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M isses Hilda Poe and Mattie Ward
were in the city Thursday en route
for their respective homes, after vis
iting Miss Gladys Sanders just a few
miles from our city.
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Messrs. W. H. Byrd, Alger Byrd, C.
E. Bingham, J. T. Coats, J. M.
Coats, W. C. Harper and others, who
motored to Norfolk on a fishing trip,
will return to-night.
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Supt. O. P. Dickerson, of the Elec
tric Light Department of the town,
went to Raleigh yesterday to stand
the examination for entrance in the
second officers' training camp at
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Mr. Holton Wallace, who has been
working in one of the departments at
Washington City for several months,
came home this morning to spend a
few days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. I. Wallace.
Miss Kelly Here Yesterday.
Miss Elizabeth Kelly, who has been
spending several weeks at her old
home in Franklin, was in town yes
terday for a few hours. She has tak
en up her new work in the State De
partment of Education at Raleigh
and will visit Johnston from time to
time where she expects to do some
educational work among the people
of the cotton mill villages.
Round Dozen Club.
Tuesday, despite the hot weather, j
the Round Dozen Book Club enjoyed
a pleasant afternoon with Mrs. Leon
Stevens. Rook was played on the
porch. Delicious frappe was served at
intervals during the game, at the
close of which ice cream and wafers
was served. The next meeting will be
held with Mrs. J. A. Wellons.
Section Hands to Get More Pay.
The Atlantic Coast Line railroad
paid their section hands until June 1
one dollar per day. During June and
July they paid $1.10, August 1st they
raised to $1.20 and later sent an or
der to pay $1.40. The Rocky Mount
yard hands tret $1.50 per dry.
Canning in Smithfield.
The women of Smithfield have been
very busy for the past few weeks
canning vegetagles and fruits. Al
ready there has been more fruits and
vegetables canned and preserved in
the town of Smithfield than had been
done here in the past five years.
Whatever may come Smithfield will
have plenty of fruits and vegetables
to carry the people through the win
ter. The campaign for saving has
borne fine fruit here.
Missionary Meeting Monday.
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the M. E. church will hold its reg
ular literary meeting for the month
of August, Monday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock, on the porch of the parsot
Mrs. Jas. A. Wellons, the leader,
has arranged a very interesting pro
cram on Brazil. On account of the
very warm weather, it was decided to
vary the routine by conducting the
meeting at the parsonage, and light
refreshments will be served. It is
hoped there will be a large attend
New York the Melting Pot. ? |
A few New Yorkt-rs, who seem to |
enjoy the mental calisthenics used in
the juggling of figures, have been
trying their skill in dealing with tab
ulations of the recent draft, in so far
us the figures have to do with the
people of that city. By some process,
they have estimated that of the 158
men in that city who were holders
i f the number 258, the first drawn,
1 12, or i\ll but 26 of the total, are of
alien birth or descent. The figures are
not surprising. New York City has
been called the great melting pot of
the world, and is justly proud of the
products turned out; and, while per
haps neither these draft d men nor
their forbears cume to the United
States with the preconceived purpose
of one day returning to Europe to
light the battle of democracy, it is
safe to assume that the lesson they
have learned will make them wili
ng and valiant soldiers in the cause.
It matters little, after all, whether
two years or two centuries have
elapsed since the migration. Absolute
neutrality, it seems, is really only
something to be talked about. ? Bos
Weather Summary for Cotton States.
New Orleans, La., Aug. 2. ? Tem
peratures continue generally above
the seasonal average with maximum
ninety-two to ninety-eight degrees in
eastern and central portions, and
from ninety-four to one hundred and j
two in western portion of cotton
Moderate to heavy rains occurred in
northern and eastern Mississippi,
eastern and southern Alabama, and
western Oklahoma; scatetred show
ers mostly light in southeastern Lou
isiana, northern and extreme south
ern Georgia, northern Florida, and a
few stations in Arkansas and north
That "Heavy Heart.'
Heavy is the heart of the Kaiser,
so he says, and well it may be. It
is, as he says, "the most grievous
times that have ever fallen to the lot
of the German countries and peoples,"
and the Kaiser himself is to be
blamed for them. To be sure he did
not bring such times down upon his
people intentionally. He thought he
was going to inflict a similar calamity
upon certain of his neighbors, but he
started a bigger rumpus than he bar
gained for. He overestimated his
own power and he underestimated
the power of the nations thc.t he forc
ed to take up arms to defend them
selves against his aggressions, and
he underestimated the overwhelming
moral power of the whole civilized
world, aroused to a high state of in
dignation at German savagery and I
greed. Heavy as ttyi he-art of the
guilty Kaiser may be, it is not heavy
enough for the Kaiser's misdeeds. His
repentance must be still deeper and
his penance must be made to fit the
mfsery that he has brought upon the
world. ? Hartford Courant.
Shingles Shipped by Parcel I'ost./
A Western lumber company made
exceptional use of the parcel-post
system not long ago when it shipped
a consignment of 30,000 shingles
through the mails. The destination
of the shingles was 52 miles from the
shipping point, and the postal charges
were less than $50. Although a ship
ment of this size is uncommon, the
parcel post is frequently used in the
western states to send supplies to re
mote places in the stock-raising
country as well as to the mines, many
of i'.hich are far from the beaten
paths of travel, and so have no ade
quate railway faci'iiies. The lot of
shingles referred to went via a var
rural delivery ro ate ? From the
August Popular Mechanics Magazine.
THE SMITH FIELD MARKET.
Cotton seed 1.00
Wool 20 to 30
Fp.t Cattle 5 to 6V4
Eggs 25 to 30
Fat cattlc, dressed 11 to 12J/4
Oranulated Sugar 9 to 10
Corn 1.75 to 2.00
C. R. Sides 24 to 25
Feed Oats 1.00 to 1.10
Fresh Pork 12V4 to 15
Hams, per pound 20 to 27
J,ard 22Vz to 27 Vi
Timothy Hay 1.40 to 1.50
Cheese per pound 35
Butter per pound SO to SB
Meal 4.75 to 5.00
Flour per sack 6.50 to 7.00
Coffee per poupd ...16 to 20
Cotton seed meal 2.25 to 2.50
Cottor* need hull* 1.00
Ship Stuff 2.60 to 2.75
Molasses Feed 2.60 to 2.75
Hide#, green . ... 12Vi to 15
Stock pe?? p?r buahel 2.00
Black-eye pea* 2.25
Beef Pulp 2.50
3oup o**.? . , 1.00
Tobacco Market Opens August 21st.
The Best of Service
And a big Fresh Stock kept sanitary, is our motto.
We want your business and are always glad to accom
modate you in any way we can ; We invite criticism, and
are always anxious to improve our business in any way
We especially call your attention to our Soda Fountain.
We make the best Drinks possible and use only the Best
of everything in preparing our Syrups, Ice Cream, Ices,
Your Prescriptions are filled exclusively by Registered
Pharmacists, and the Purest Drugs obtainable are used.
We realize the sick must have the Best in Drugs and
Medicines and all sick room supplies.
We sell the Best Candy ? Apollo, made in Boston ;
Blocks and Norris, made in Atlanta; 80 cents, $1.00 and
$1.25 per Pound.
To appreciate our splendid stock of Stationery we
invite you to come and look at our Big Display in all
colors, which we are now selling cheaper than we could
to-day buy it from the Manufacturers.
Our Cigars and Tobaccos and Cigarettes are fetter for
the reason these are kept in Humidors, which keep the
temperature and moisture the same. This has as much to
do with the Quality of Cigars as Tobacco itself.
Our stock of the Best Toilet Articles you will always
Yours for Good Service,
Creech Drug Co.
I). HEBER CREECH, Manager,
Smithlield, N. C.
Let us do your Job Printing --Best work
and moderate prices.
T obacco Grading
Now Going on at The
Mr. L. A. SMITH, who has charge of our
Grading Department, can be found at the
Warehouse at all times, and will give your
tobacco his personal attention. If you have
a load you want graded for the Opening
Sale bring it to us and it will be handled to
the best advantage.
Your farmer friends,
POOL & LASSITER
Smith field, N. C.
Mr. Reader, Do Yon Buy or Borrow The Herald?
On Active Service
Dollars that are put to no practical use are idle and
Invested in a Savings Account they at once enter upon
gainful and necessary duties.
They serve to keep prosperity going; they earn interest
in this Institution at the rate of 4 per cent yearly.
Our officers invite you to begin saving today. Open an
account with one dollar.
The Fi rst National Bank
Smithfield, N. C.
T. R. HOOD. President. R. N. AYCOCK, C*shi?r.