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MEN OF ABILITY
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THE BESELLiGa GF LABOR
By Rev. Dr. NEWtLL DWKillT HILLIS.P??t?
of Pivmoi/ih Church, Brooklyn, N. Y.
What Is the
matter with our
What is the cause
of our strikes and
said I?r. Newell
D w i g h t Hillis,
pastor of Plym
Brooklyn, In the
latest of his series
of sermons. He
chose for his text,
"Know ye not the
sljrns of the
KEY. l?. NEWELL ,4^,..
DWIG1IT n IIXI3. the last
two years our people have sold billions
of dollars of goo.ls in foodstuffs, am
munition, to tlie war suffering states in
Europe. The war trade has been a
powerful stimulant to the industrial
heart ami induced fevered conditions
of trade. Now the country is b#?iu
uing to liquidate its wage, just as in
times of panic the country liquidates
its inflated stocks and boom values.
It is not wonderful that timid men are
becoming alarmed and panic stricken.
For a lonsr time strikes in one industry
have been followed by strikes and
riots in other industries until in their
alarm many men anticipate the indus
trial war and tl:e fulfillment of Her
bert Spencer's prophecy as to immense
bloodshed in the collision between the
two warring classes, with the over
throw of our government ami the es
tablishment of a military despotism
and a form of industrial slavery of
the severest type. But there is no
need for calling out tl militia because
the street cars do not run or because
we have no crcrtni for the morning's
coffee and no gasoline for the auto.
must the Worker Hate the Capitalist?
During these tliree years of war trade
two black passions have developed.
Many rich men feel that money is the
only thing worth having, and many
poor men think that every worker must
hate every rich man. A collision, there
fore, was inevitable. The republic is
founded upon the liberty of each citi
zen to sell his labor for whatever he
thinks it is worth or to give his labor
away for nothing. Not long ncro a
thousand union men, having decided
not to work themselves for less than
$3 a day, decided to kill any nonunion
man who under stress of illness in his
family was willing to work for $2.75
a day. But if a nonunion man is to
be coerced by trims and clubs and
st&nes what becomes of liberty? When
one ox becomes greedy and horns the
weaker ox away from the manger we
call it brute force. When one savage
in the South Seas drives the weaker
savage from his little teut we call it
barbarism. When one working man
seeks to control another working man
by the club it is anarchy. The gravity
of the situation is not based on the
number of men in this repuublic who
seek to get their way by force of pis
tol, bombshell and riot.
The Power of Small but Deadly Forces.
During the French revolution only 2
per cent of the people believed in brute
force and the guillotine. Ninety-eight
per cent of the people opposed the Red
Terror movement. Two per cent seems
a negligible quantity, and yet they
burned the granaries, bams and ctaa
teaus in the country, .blew up rich
men's houses in the city, piled corpses
up like cordwood and made the river
Seine run red to the s< .i. (.rant that
the apples in the orchard are of un
usual size and sweetness, but if there
be a speck of blight upon the fruit that
decay will soon go to the heart and rot
the fruit of the orchard. Granted that
we have a hundred millions of people,
a hundred and fifty billions of prop
erty expressed in terms of cities, vil
lages, factories, farms, mines and
ships. If there be sin it will eat like
a cancer, consume like rust and bring
our boasted civilization to wreckage
and ruin. Small, indeed, the germs of
cholera and the black death, but they
devastated England and r.-.Ined Europe.
The History of Labor.
The history of lalior is at once sad
and heroic, pathetic and exlii'arating.
tragic and glorious. In the dawn o!
history, where the mists part, the work
er first appears as a slave in Egypt,
Greece and Route. Gentlemen did nol
work. Workers we e bought and soli]
like sheep and o:-.eii an !, growing old
or sick, wore killed. Each palace had i.
slave doorkeejter chain* ' to f!ie lintel
the sailor was chained to 1? is oar and
the porter to his cn vt. I valient, the
slave was flitiged, tor'ur -1 ami stretch
ed upon the rack, flnnir as f<w>?i to 111'
lish or crucified. l>;irini; llmse hloodj
feasts in the foli einn L"0,000 slave:
were slain during tii ? g'.: Hatoria'
games celebrating llic c .t'lronement o:
an emperor. l ittle i>y !!(:'?"> men lxv^aii
to question the master"-; ri,r'* of life oi
death over his hond mci. 1 1> secret re
volts were planned. The news of ih
Insurrection of slaves >n Sicily sent n
wave of terror over the empire. One
young gladiator of gieat intellect plan
ned a secret society and led the revo
lution. This revolt of Spnrtacus was
unto death. lie shook the whole Ro
man empire. The revolt, ut last, was
put dowu; hut, like &MBaon, Sixirticui
pulled down tlie temple ami brought
about the decline of the ltoman empire.
When the dust from the ruins cleared
away It was found that the ftlaxe had
been succeeded by the serf. The serf j
belonged to the estate and enjoyed cer
t alne.l privileges. The tirst fourteen !
days of plowing belonged to his mas
ter; ul'ter that Hodge could plow his
own little field. The tirst seven days
of harvest lielousred to my lord; after
that Hodge could reap his allotted tle'.d.
Every other lamb, calf and colt belong
ed to my lord as did sixty days of milP
tary service iu the winter.
The Rebellion of Labor.
Ib the beginning of the seventeenth
CMtury the sorf* revolted. Secret
leagues were formed. Weajions were
collected and hidden. At ore and the
same time begau the peasants' war In
Germany, the Puritan revolution in
England and later came the revolution
in France. When the clouds and smoke
of battle cleared away the worker wat
free to go into the market and sell his
labor. Immeasurable were his gains
and yet, having achieved the wage sys
tem, the wage was insufficient. Indeed,
the early settlers in Virginia sold their
labor for four years iu advance in re
turn for their passage to this country.
The New Industrial World.
Today for worklngmen the whole
world has become new. Gone the
days of the patrician iMves, the serf
Lazarus and the great gulf digged be
tween. In the republic the difference
between the poor man and the ricb
man is a thing of goods on the out
side and not of quality of manhood
on the inside. Both vote at the same
poll, and the two ballots are of equal
worth. Both find the paths free and
open leading to the schoolhouse, libra
ry, college, to land, onice and honors.
A law that is beneficent for one man is
beneficent for all; a law that is evil for
one casts its shadow over all. Grant
the soldier and Lincoln the emancipa
tor read the same newspapers, Joined
in a political canvass, bought and sold
at the store, as did millions of their
fellow men. Andrew Carnegie begins
as a messenger boy. Edison sells
newspapers, Jim Hill toils as a farm
hand, Marshall Field commences life at
yr? n month and his keep, Sir William
Vai^Horne resigns his position as a
schoolteacher at $1S a month, builds a
railway and loaves $."0,000, (KM). We all
have the same chance that these men
had, only we did not have the brains.
The Door of Opportunity.
These men went to a little school
house, as did we all; went to a little
church, as did we; had three hours
every winter night for reading and
planning, as did we. They organized
their lives and selected a goal, made
every minute march and won in a great
race. The men who fifty years from
now will control the great railways,
banks, factories, newspaper offices are
today building healthy bodies, training
themselves to industry, initiative, self
reliance, courage, paying no attention
to what is called "luck." Senator In
galls once said that Admiral Dewey
was so fortunate that he threw double
sixes twice in succession and that there
was one man in every generation whose
dish was always right side up when
ever it rained. Hut the boy who be
lieves in personal excellence and will
not be defeated and toils on becomes
so sensitive to the signs of the ap
proaching hour when the gods will
rain gold that his garments are always
spread wide to receive the precious
American Inefficiency Versus German
For years our people have been fed
on flattery and adulation. The writers
pour forth an endless flood of honey
suckle liquor. Gtvat is the United
States ! What railways ! What steel
plants ! What factories ! What gold !
What billions! If any one dare say
anything about our inefficiency he is
straightway lampooned. But look at
the facts. Contrast the natural advan
tages we i>ossess through the finest
hematite iron ore, unique coking coal,
the richest soil, with Germany's poor
ore, lower grade coal, sandy Prussian
soil. As for food, we have the finest
wheat lands in the world in the north
west, yet average fourteen bushels
to the acre. Germany has sandy soil,
carries her nitrates from Chile to the
Prussian fields and raises thirty-five
bushels of wheat to the acre.
Several years ago American engineers
to the number of 100 visited the Iron
and steel plants of England, France
and Germany. Preparing to visit the
Krupp works, the women of the party
feared to go to the smelters on account
of the soot, lest they ruin their cloth
ing. But. to the astonishment of ev
ery one, the German superintendent
told them they did not need black
gloves and old wraps, but could wear
their white gloves through the works.
In the steel works at Pittsburgh 80
per cent of the coal goes out the top
of the chimney, soot falls in Hakes,
the visitor covers himself with an old
raincoat and then rushes for the bath
at his hotel. "But mark how German
efficiency saves what we waste. The
carbon rising through the chimney is
strained out and rcburned; the gas is
carried back into a little engine and
exploded; other invisible gases are
carried off in retorts and turned into
chemicals, acids, explosives and dyes
The Saving of Waste.
The secretary of the Engineers' asso
ciation once said in an address on th<
subject that if Germany's resources oi
Iron and coal and gas and oil equaled
ours they would drive our employers
into bankrupt y and our workmen int<
poverty. For five years I have carried
a certain knife. Even now the stee1
in one blade will all but shave the hah
from the b??< k of one's hand. The last
atom of phosphorus or sulphur was ex
pelled. What the German workman
has lacked In the material was madr
Bp by accuracy, diligent e and skill.
When the (>recian nun her found that
the sword of licr sou was tt>o abort
she told him to lengthen It by taking
a stcj> nearer the enemy. But broud
minded engineers and experts who arc
wllti ig t ? tell t o truth atlt iu that our
equality i.i any niauufactuilug depart
ment is l.ased i 11 s< .. cthing that na
ture an-l Provli :iee I ive ?' ?ne for us
through the holier quality of lrou and
coal. oil and gas, thus handi appinf
our 'trcloce-ssora, who supplemented
their iutet ? r i.au-rial with skill. The
ti.j v I:.. 1'i ily tome for American
work In rmon t>? look nt the facts in
llie cu: e. Illiterate men, who cannot
read nor write, can never hope to com
pete with w or'.; 111 en trained in schools
that have made them experts with ref
erence to the material and the 'tool*
that they are manufacturing.
Certain errors are fundamental for
millions of American workers. Be
cause the union has strengthened them
on the one side they are unable to see
how singularly they have been weak
ened on the other side. The labor un
ion has helped men iu different ways.
The workman who has one day's labor
to sell for $3 cannot make a good bap
gain. but when a thousand men jolft
wittj him and theif representative hua
$3,000 WortL of labor to sell it in
creases his chances. Again, by acting
together the thousand men speak with
so powerful a voice that they can
secure safety devices for dangerous
tools, can secure shorter hours, bet
ter conditions, light, ventilation, for
through mass and multitude they force
recognition from the occasional seltlsh
employer, acting together at last
they have shortened the hours for the
woman worker and passed a law
against child labor. The cry of the
children in the coal breakers of Penn
sylvania, the cotton mills of the south
and the woolen mills of New England
Is very bitter, and the new child labor
bill represents a great advance. But.
Insisting upou all these gains, the
worker has also lost much. Witness
the bripht, eager, ambitious man and
beside him the careless, half drunken
workman. The former is keyed down
to the level of the other man until the
heart and hope are cut out of him.
?angers of the Mediocre Level.
Edison secures his invention by toil
ing not for eight hours, but often for
forty-eight hours, gathering momentum
until ut lust he succeeds. If the young
lawyer, young physician, farmer, in
ventor, orator or author were limited
to eight hours, so as to give work to
other doctors, inventors, writers, this
country would be reduced to a level
of mediocrity that would ruin social
progress. There are three errors, there
fore, that are fundamental. First, many
workmen have been taught to hate
capital as little children hate the bogy
man or the devil. Capital is that dread
ful ogre, Mephistopheles, that is al
ways maneuvering, undermining and
destroying the workman. You have
heard workingmen pour forth bitter
denunciations of capital. But this is
as if the workman should hate the
trade wind that Alls the ship's says,
should hate the river that turns his
turbine wheel, should hate the steam
that pushes his locomotive, should hate
the electricity that multiplies his hand
a.nd his foot.
What Capital Does.
Capital is simply yesterday's labor
granaried. Forethought saves the har
vest in many varieties of glass jars, but
capital cans, preserves and hands for
ward in 500 different forms the accu
mulated harvests of labor. Any man
who has two loaves of bread and needs
but one, two coats and can wear but
one, two spades and can dig but with
one? that man is a capitalist. The
rich man of today Is the poor man of
yesterday, carrying his many days'
work forward with him in the form of
capital. For the workingman to hate
capital, therefore, is fyr him to hate the
natural forces that multiply his per
sonality through tools and the human
forces incarnated in property ? that
reaper that gives him bread, the loom
that gives him clothing, the car and
ship that bring him comforts, tools,
conveniences, from distant lands.
Alone, capital cannot fling a bridge
across the river. Granted. But alone
an Indian, representing labor, cannot
fling steel cables across the river.
Both must unite in the great achieve
The Need of Ability.
What this country needs is a few
men of ability to show the working
men how to convert coal directly into
electricity without the intervention of
steam. Today we are wasting 80 per
cent of our coal. There Is doubtless
some poor boy living in the country
who has the latent ability to solve ^his
problem. When be solves it he will
save the people of this country $300,
000,009 a year, expressed In coal. If
he received $2"0.00n,000 a year and the
people received $2."50,000,000 more as a
free gift, never having done anything
themselves, would It not be fair? in
gratitude is like acid on a plow. This
republic Is suffering grievously at the
hands of agitators, who are going up
and down the land sowing tares amid
the wheat. The /rorp nerer hates the
gardener. The purple clusters never
tear oJT the bough and turn it Into n
club against the husbandman dlgg'ng
about the vine. We need as leaders
men with the spirit of Abraham Lin
coln, lib-hard Colnlen and Benjamin
Franklin. The cause of the working
man and labor Is ti e cause of tli" re
public. One of the bitterest experl
Mices that poor boys who have finally
won out suffer is th" ?r-plclnn. envy
and m'srei rrscif tl >n tint work like
poison In the heirts of their people.
We neod to distinguish lietween the
true and false 1'"' ;i . of c i ? ? : 1 1 " y nn?'
work out soi. e | ; ;i ,.i ,i ? t-o-o^
eration t lin ! v. i ve ? ; .
now confront!: j our generation.
NEW YORK MARRIAGE RECORD.
In Nearly Every Instance, Bride
groom Ik of Military Age.
New York, July 31 ? The record for
marriages was broken here today
whin lt'4 ceremonies were performed,
the bridegroom in almost every in
stance being of military age. The
number of marriage licenses issued
was 294, considerably under the ex
pectations of clerks when they saw
long lines of young men and women
waiting for the bureau to open this
morning. The reduced number was
due to the action of Thomas D. Mc
Carthy, United States marshal, and
a force of deputies, who appeared |
early in the day and compelled every
man of draft age who could not show
his registration card to leave the
NOTICE OF SUMMONS.
State of North Carolina, County of
Johnston, In the Superior Court,
September Term, 1917.
The defendant above named will
That an action entitled above has
been commenced in the Superior
Court of Johnston County, to dis
solve the Bonds of Matrimony now
existing between the Plaintiff and de
fendant on statutory grounds; and,
the said defendant will further take (
notice that he is required to appear |
at the term of the Superior Court of j
the said county to be held on the .
Sixth Monday after the first Monday |
of August, it being the 24th day of
September, 1917, at the court house in
the said county in Smithfield, North
Carolina, and answer or demur to the
complaint in the said action or the
Plaintiff will apply to the court for
relief demanded in the said complaint.
This the 31st day of July, 1917.
W. S. STEVENS,
Clerk Superior Court.
RAYr & COCKERIIAM,
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
NOTICE OF LAND SALE.
Under and by virtue of the powers
contained in a certain mortgage deed
executed on February 4, 1915, by G.
W. Lawhon and wife, Emma Lawhon,
to Willie F. Starling and duly record
ed in Book No. 24, page 38, Registry
of Johnston County, and the same
having been duly transferred to the
undersigned, the conditions of said
mortgage deed not having been com
plied, I shall offer for sale to the
highest bidder for Cash, at the Court
House door, in Smithfield, Johnston
County, N. C., at 12 o'clock M., on
August 11th, 1917, the following de
scribed tract of land:
Beginning at a stake, J. A. Star
ling's (now Willie F. Starling's) cor
ner, and runs with W. S. Stevens'
line to a stake his corner, on the Big
Ditch; thence nearly South with
John Sanders' line to an ash in a gut
near Neuse River; thence down said
gut to Neuse River; thence up Neuse
River to a hickory stump, J. A. Star
ling's corner (now Willie F. Sar
ling's); thence with his line to the
beginning, containing 45 acres, more
Also another tract containing 60%
acres and known as the land that was
given to Willie F. Starling by J. A.
Starling, as will be found by refer
ence to said Will, duly probated and
July 19, 1917.
WILLIE F. STARLING,
SALLIE F. LAWHON,
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL
That under and by virtue of the
powers contained in a Judgment of
the Superior Court in a matter en
titled: A. F. FUTRELL vs. W. C.
GATEWOOD ET ALS., I will on Sat
urday, August 4th, 1917, between the
hours of 12 M., and 2 o'clock P. M.,
in front of the old Selma Grocery
Company's building, on Raeford
street, in the town of Selma, John
ston County and State of North Car
olina, offer for sr.le:
That certain two-story brick build
ing, 25 feet fronting on Raeford
street and running back at right an
gles 80 feet, and being the same now
occupied by Preston Mozingo as a
Grocery Store, and formerly occu
pied by The Selma Grocery Company,
to the highest bidder for Cash.
This property is located in the best
business district of Selma, North
Carolina, and on one of the main
streets. The terms of the sale are j
Cash, and the sale will be made sub- j
ject to confirmation of the Court.
R. L. RAY,
This July 5th, 1917.
This is to notify the public gener
ally that I have sold by business here
tofore conducted as the Kenly Feed
& Groccry Co., to Mr. Julian Rich
ardson and he will continue to conduct i
same under the title of Kenly Feed &
Grocery Co. I am no longer con
nected with the business in any ca
pacity and will not be responsible for
any obligations created or incurred
by the present Kenly Feed & Gro
cery Co., Julian Richardson, propri
All obligations of the Kenly Feed
& Groccry Co. prior to July 1, 1917,
.will be settled by me.
This the 5th day of July, 1917.
STEPHEN H. ALFORD,
KENLY FEED & GROCERY CO.
PAUL D. GRADY,
This U a prescription prepared especially
lor MALARIA or CHILLS &, FEVER.
Five or six dotes will break any case, and
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not
return. It acts on the liver better than
Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25c
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TO THE HONORABLE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS OF THE
TOWN OF SMITHFIELD,
I, H. L. Skinner, Mayor of the
Town of Smithfield, N. C., hereby re
quest your Honorable Body to pass
as an emergency measure, the fol
lowing and attached resolution, en
titled, "A Resolution authorizing the
paving with sheet asphalt pavement 1
of certain streets between designated !
points in the Town of Smithfield, N. ?
C., and providing for assessment on I
the abutting property owners to de- '
fray part of the cost of the same un- 1
der, and by virtue of, Chapter 56 of
Public Laws of North Carolina, 1915."
The said resolution authorizing the
pavement of certain portions of Sec
ond and Bridge Streets.
I do hereby1 request that the said
resolution be passed as an emergency
measure at the regular meeting of
the Board of Commissioners of said j
Town on this date.
This 3rd day of July, 1917.
H. L. SKINNER.
A Resolution authorizing the pav
ing with Sheet Asphalt Pavement of
certain streets between designated
points and providing for assessment 1
on the abutting property owners to I
defray part of the cost of same, under
and by virtue of Chapter 5(5, Public
Laws of North Carolina, 1915.
Be it Resolved by the Board of
Town Commissioners of the Town of J
That Whereas Second Street, from
Market Str,eet to Bridge or Smith
Street, and Smith or Bridge Street,
between Second Street and Neuse
River Bridge, are badly in need of
repairs and improvements, and the
welfare and convenience of the public
at large require that said streets
should be graded, improved, and pav
ed within the limits aforesaid, with
asphalt or other suitable pavement,
and the Board of Commissioners of
the Town of Smithfield hereby find
that the flbove improvement is neces
Whereas, further a majority of
the owners, who represent .more than
a majority of the lineal feet of front
age abutting upon Second Street be
tween Market Street and Bridge or
Smith Street, and Bridge or Smith
Street, between Second and Street
and Neuse River Bridge, have peti
tioned the Board of Commissioners of
the Town of Smithfield, to pave the
same with asphalt pavement, requir
ing in said petition that two-thirds of
the cost of said pavement be assesed
upon their lots abutting directly on
said streets, according to their re
spective frontages thereon, by an
equal rate per foot of said frontage;
Whertas the said petition was duly
filed with the Clerk of the Town of
Smithfield, who investigated the suffi
ciency thereof and certified the re
sult of his investigation to the Board
of Commissioners of said Town to
the effect that a majority in number
of the owners, who represent more
than a majority of all the lineal feet
of frontage of the lands abutting upon
Second Street between Market Street
and Smith or Bridge Street, and
Smith or Bridge Street between Sec
ond Street and Neuse River Bridge,
have duly signed said petition and
that said petition complies with Chap
ter 56 of Public Laws of 1915 in all
Whereas the Board of Commission
ers of the Town of Smithfield finds
that the petition is sufficient in all re
spects, and that Chapter 56 of Public
Laws of 1915 has been complied with
in all respects, as to the filing and
certifying of this petition to the
Board of Commissioners; and
Whereas, the Board of Commission
ers of the Town of Smithfield is of
the opinion that all of the said streets
above mentioned between the points
designated and proposed to be paved,
should be paved with asphalt of the
kind and character required and speci
fied by an Engineer to be employed
by the Town to have charge of said
Whereas, in order to secure unifor
mity of work done, the Board of
Commissioners is of the opinion that
the work should be let out to con
tract in whole, by order of this Board
under the assistance of Gilbert C.
White, the engineer employed by said
Town, and that this method would be
better and cheaper for the property
owners and for the Town; and
ttti ? i t-? i ?
vy nereps, sam noara 01 commis
sioners is of the opinion that the
pavement aforesaid is the best and
most suitable for said streets, and
that said improvements should be
made as aforesaid, to-wit, by contract
for the whole work, and that two
thirds of the cost of said pavement
should be assessed upon the lots
abutting directly on said streets,
within the limits above prescribed,
according to their respective front
ages thereon by an equal rate per
foot of said frontage:
NOW THEREFORE, Be it and it is
hereby resolved by the Board of Com
missioners of the Town of Smithfield,
N. C., in a regular meeting sitting
this 3rd day of July, 1917, That Sec
ond Street, between Market Street
and Bridge or Smith Street, and Smith
or Bridge Street, between Secont
Street and Neuse River Bridge, be
paved with asphalt pavement as' afore- j
said, under and by virtue of Chapter
56 of the Public Laws of 1915, and
the procedure thereunder as hereinbe
fore set forth, and the General Laws
of the State existing. And it is further
resolved, That two-thirds of the cost
of said pavement on each of the said
streets aforesaid, within the limits
prescribed, be hereinafter assessed
upon the lots abutting directly upon
said streets according to their front
age thereon, by an equal rate per
foot of said frontage, the assessment
against the said lots abutting on said
streets to be based upon the total
cost of paving that street within the
limits prescribed, upon which said
lots abut, Exclusive of so much of the
cost as may be incurrodlat street in
Be it and it is hereby further re
solved, That the proposition of the
cost of said improvement herein pro
vided for on the streets above desig
nated, ?to be assessed upon the abut
ting property, shall be divided into
ten equal annual installments, the
said installments bearing interest at
the rate of six per cent per annum,
from the date of the confirmation of
the assessment roll, and shall become
due and payable on the date on which
lUU are payable, the first install
ment to be due and payable on the
date on which taxes for the year 1917
are due and payable, and each year
thereafter for a period through and
including the year 1926.
E. S. SANDERS,
NOTICE OF SALE.
That under and by virtue of an or
der of J. B. Cheshire, Referee in
Bankruptcy, I will, on Saturday, Au
gust 4th, 1917, between the hours of
12 M., and 2 o'clock P. M., in the
town of Selma, North Carolina, in
front of the First National Bank,
offer for sale the following real es
"One House and Lot belonging to
Caldonia Turner, situate near the
colored graded school in the town of
Selma, North Carolina, and describ
ed as follows:
"Beginning at Mary Williams'
corner on Smithfield street, and runs
northwardly with the said street 75
feet to Eliza Richardson's corner;
thence with Eliza Richardson's line
eastwardly 75 feet to Claude Bell's
corner; thence nerthwardly with
Claude Bell's line to Mary Williams'
corner; thence westwardly with Mary
Williams' line 75 feet to the point of
beginning, being the same land pur
chased from J. H. Parker on Septem
ber 23, 1903 by Caldonia Turner, and
recorded in Book "A" No. 9 at page
548, in the office of the Register of
Deeds of Johnston County and. also
the same identical land mortgaged to
Nowell & Richardson, Inc., by Caldo
nia Turner and husband, Will Turner,
on September 20th, 1910, as will ap
pear by reference to Book "V" No.
10, at page 116, in the office of Reg
ister of Deeds of Johnston County."
Terms of sale Cash.
This June 30, 1917.
S. P. WOOD, Trustee,
| of Nowell & Richardson, Bankrupts.
[RAY & COCKERHAM,
Attorneys, ^ ?
I ' ? . ? ? ? ?
The undersigned having qualified
as Administrator on the estate of
Gaston Grantham, deceased, hereby .
notifies all persons havinjf claims,
against said estate to present the
same to me duly verified on or before
the 29th day of June, 1918, or this
noticc will be pleaded in bar of their
recovery; and all persons indebted to
said estate will make immediate pay
This 28th day of June, 1917.
W. A. POWELL,
SALE UNDER EXECUTION.
By virtue of authority of an execu
tion directed to the undersigned from
the Clerk of the Superior Court of
Johnston County in an action entitled
P. B. Johnson vs. J. A. Parker, et als,
I will offer for sale for cash to the
highest bidder, before the Court
House door of said County, on the
13th day of August, 1917, at 12:00 M.,
the following described property, to
Beginning at a stake in the run of
Hannah's Creek, J. I. Parker's cor
ner, and runs with his line N. 28
chains to a maple at the run of Beaver
Dam Swamp; thence up the run of
said Beaver Dam Swamp to the mouth
of a branch; thence up said branch
1 chain to a gum; thence N. 8 W.
22.50 to a stake; thence with Noah
Parker's line S. 20 W. 24.f>0 chains
to a gum at the run of Hannah's
Creek; thence down the run of said
creek to the beginning, containing
61 acres excepting from the above
description 36% acres sold to J. S.
Parker by deed recorded Registry
Book "J" No. 9, page 136.
This 19th day of July, 1917.
W. F. GRIMES,
Sheriff of Johnston County.
SALE UNDER EXECUTION.
By virtue of authority of an exe
cution directed to the undersigned
from the Clerk of the Superior Court,
of Johnston County in an action en
titled J. G. .Barbour & Sons vs. H. R.
Goodson, I will offer for sale for cash,
to the highest bidder, before the Coqrt
House door of said county, on the 13th
day of August, 1917, at 12:00 M., the
following described property, to-wit:
Beginning at a stake in the line of
the North Carolina Railroad and
runs with said Railroad West to the
'culvert, on said Railroad; thence down
| the run of branch running from said
.Culvert to the fork of said branch;
! thence up the East prong of said
branch to a white oak at the head of
I said piong, corner of land owned by
jClavton Cotton Mill Company, thence
| witn the line of said Clayton
Cotton Mills Company's land S. 76%
W. 4.91 chains to the beginning, con
taining 4% acres less one-fourth of
an acre known as the homestead of
said H. R. Goodson.
SECOND TRACT: Beginning at a
stake, E. B. Blake's corner, runs S.
68% E. 2.27 chains to a street; thence
S. 2.20 W. with said street to Harry
Durham's line; thence N. 68% W. to
Harry Durham's line 1.80 chains to a
stake;- thence N. 2% E. 1.60 chains to
the beginning, containing 8-25 of an
acre. Known as the lot conveyed to
H. R. Goodson by W. J. Campbell by
deed December 10, 1912, recorded in
Book "G" No. 12, page 534.
THIRD TRACT: Beginning at a
stake in Harry Durham's line, runs N.
21% East 2.16 chains to a stake, E.
B. Blake's corner; thence his line
S. 86 E. 3.20 chains to a stake his
corner; thence S. 3.30 chains to a
stake in Harry Durham's line; thence
his line N. 68% W. 4.29 chains to the
beginning, containing one acre, more
or less. Known as the lot conveyed to
H. R. Goodson by W. J. Campbell by
deed dated November 14, 1912, re
corded in Book "G" No. 12, page 531.
This 19th dav of July, 1917.
W F. GRIMES,
Sheriff of Johnston County.