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Good Talk at B. Y. P. U.
Miss Rcbecca Ward, of Lumberton,
was present at the B. Y. P. U. at
Baptist church Sunday night and
made a splendid talk. Her suggestions
and words of encouragement were
German Gun at Pine Level.
Mr. N B. Hales, of Pine Level,
keeps at the Pine Level Oil Mill a
German gun of the kind used by them
in the war with France in 1870. This
make was then considered highly im
proved. With it came a cleaning rod
and a bayonet. It is a breech-loader
with hammer and plunger. It was pre
sented to Mr. Hales by Nathan
Schwab a German who lived in Golds
boro a few years ago and bought
cotton for export. Mr. Hales has also
several of the cartridges to fit this
Negro Failed To Register.
Charley Eason, a negro, was arrest
ed here yesterday by Deputy Marshal
George Moore, for failing to register.
When arrested he showed a willing
ness to register and did so. He was
held under a big bond for his appear
ance before the United States Com
Next Union Meeting at Antioch
At the recent session of the union
meeting of the Johnston County Bap
tist Association it was decided to hold
the next session of the union at Anti
och church in Oneals township. It
will embrace the fifth Sunday in Sep
tember and Saturday before.
Death of Mr. T. J. Hadley at Wilson.
News was received here Friday
morning of the death of Mr. Thomas
J. Hadley which occurred early that
morning at the home of his daughter
in Wilson. He was born in Wayne
County 79 years ago and later moved
to Wilson. He was a well educated
man and served in the Civil War. He
married Miss Sallie Sanders, a sister
of Messrs. W. M., A. M. and Reubin
Sanders of Smithfield. He leaves four
children, Mrs. W. F. Woodard, Mrs.
James Ed. Woodard, Mr. Lucian Had
Jey and Miss Sallie Hadley. He was
buried at Wilson Saturday afternoon.
Death of Mr. Joseph Pittman.
Mr. Joseph Pittman, Sr., who lived
near Micro, died last Friday about
two o'clock and was buried Saturday
afternoon at a graveyard at his home
He got too hot working in a potato
patch early last week which it is
thought hastened his death.
Mr. Forest Dickens, of Halifax,
spent Saturday night here with h &
brother, Mr. J. D. Dickens.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dickens, accom
panied by Misses Nova Evans and
Stella Winstead, who have been their
guests for the past two weeks, mo
tored to Enfield Sunday. Mr. Forest
Dickens also went with them. Mr.
and Mrs. Dickens will spend two or
three days with relatives and friends
in Enfield and Halifax.
Syrian Refused to Register.
Mr. A. G. Rabil, a Syrian who has
been in business in Smithfield for
the past two years, has been arrested
by U. S. Deputy Marshal George
Moore, for refusing to register under
the Draft Law. He claims that he is
over age and still refuses to register.
He was held under a thousand dollar
bond for his appearance before Unit
ed States Commissioner Noble Wed
A Visit to Rocky Mount.
Mr. J. S. Brinkley spent three days
last week at Rocky Mount visiting his
uncle, Mr. John W. Brinkley, who
formerly lived at Wilson's Mills in
this county. He says his uncle, who is
now sixty-ninp years old, had a stroke
of paralysis several months ago, but
has recovered somewhat and can now
TALKED AGAINST PRESIDENT.
Now A. L. Westbrook Has Time to
Think Over His Action While
Awaiting in Jail for a Hearing.
A. L. Westbrook, an overseer in
the Ivanhoe Cotton Mill, was arrested
yesterday afternoon by U. S. Deputy
Marshal George Moore and held un
der a five thousand dollar bond for
hi^ appearance before U. S. Commis
sioner R. J. Noble at Selma next Sat
urday.' Westbrook failed to give the
bond and was lodged in jail.
Westbrook went to Duke Sunday
and while there made threats against
| President Wilson and advised those
who are called under the draft law to
; refuse service. He was also putting
forth some of. the same kind of talk
i at the mill here. When arrested by
| Moore he did not deny or take back
his words, but appeared to be sorry
i because his language had gotten him
! into trouble.
This is a time when men should be
I exceedingly careful not to hinder the
j work of the government in any way,
! nor to make threats against or abuse
jthe President of the United States.
I Remember the nation is at war.
.LOCAL U. S. MARINE IN FRANCE
I Princeton Roy With the "First to
Fight" liunch of I'ncle
Clarence B. Rhodes, a private of the
i <S6th Company, son of Mrs. A. Rhodes,
of Princeton, N. C., is with the first
expedition of U. S. Marines to place
i the American Flag on the firing line
I in France, according to advices just
The "do-all-dare-all" Marines are
always ready, prepared to start at
once, anxious to fight, fully compe
tent to represent us wherever they
may be needed, and it should be a
source of pride to our readers to
know that a local young man is with
the arm of our defensive establish
ment which is fitly engaged in the
war for democracy, and which has
always been "First To Fight." The
record of the "Soldiers of the Sea"
has always been admirable, they sus
tain heroically today the finest tradi
tions of the past, deserve the unques
tioned confidence the nation reposes in
them, and the local young man will
doubtless be a credit to his country,
his Corps, his home and himself.
Private Rhodes enlisted in the
United States Marine Corps on April
12, 1917, at its Port Royal, S. C., re
Picnic at Pisgah Church.
The picnic which was planned for
Baptist Center has been changed to
Pisgah church and will be held on
Thursday, August 16th. It is a picnic
gotten up by the people on Rev. J. E.
Lanier's field, but the public gener
ally is invited. The invitation is: Come
and bring well filled baskets. Th?
exercises will begin at 10:30 o'clock.
Dr. Weston Bruner, of Raleigh, and
others will speak. Refreshments will
be sold and the proceeds will go on
the parsonage debts.
Hannahs Creek Grave Yard.
We are requested by Mrs. Mary
Ryals to announce that Friday, Au
gust 10, has been set apart as the day
to clean up the grave yard at old
Hannahs Creek church. Everybody is
requested /to help in this, and espe
cially those who have people buried
A JOHNSTON BOY IN FRANCE.
Local United States Marine With
First American Division Now
Over the Sea.
Among the "First To Fight" Ma
rines who have gone to France is
Jasper H. Starling, a Private of the
45th Company, according to advices
just made public.
Private Starling, who is the son of
Mrs. Emma Starling, of Kenly, en
listed in the United States Marine
Corps at its Richmond, Va., recruit
ing station November 22, 1915.
He has displayed such marked mil
itary ability and daring th.:t be was
among the first to be chosen to "do
his bit" overseas. The Marines who
have been selected to represent their
country first in the war for democracy
are proud of the recognition bestowed
upon them and they go with the best
wishes of the entire nation.
Our readers may well be proud of
the local boy and wish him the best
of succcss as a United States Marine
? one who is willing to die, if neces
sary, to uphold the honor of his home
King Tomato 1% Pounds.
Mr. J. H. Woodall presented The
Herald with a large tomato Satur
day. It is nearly round and weighs
28 ounccs. It is of the Panderosa Red
variety. He has plenty for his home
use and some to space. He does not
belong to the tomato club, but be
lieves in the finest and best of things.
PERSONAL AND LOCAL.
Mr. Arthur Godwin was in town
yesterday on business.
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Mr. E. H. Dixon, of Benson, was
in town yesterday on business.
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.Mr. Jonah Pittman, of Selma R. 3.
was in town yesterday on business, i
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Mr. W. J. Barbour, of Benson,
was in town yesterday on business.
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Miss Beulah Turner spent Satur
day and Sunday with friends in
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Mr. W. M. Sanders spent the week
end with his wife at Wrightsville
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Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Stephenson
spent the week-end near Willow
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Miss Annie Lee spent Friday in
Dunn, the guest of Mrs. Mack D.
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Miss Bessie Sanders, of Four
Oaks R. No. 1, is in the city this week
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Mr. Robin Hood spent Sunday and
Monday i.n the city with his mother,
Mrs. D. B. Hamilton. f
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Mr. J. Ed. Gilliard, of Wilmington,
arrived this morning to visit his sis
ter, Mrs. W. L. Ellis.
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Miss Floy McCauley, of Richmond,
Va., arrived yesterday to spend sev
eral days with relatives.
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Mr. E. Grant, of Selma R. 1, was in
town yesterday on business and call
ed at The Herald Office.
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Mr. Ben F. Wcllons, of Charlotte, is
here on a short visit to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wellons.
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Mr. Charley Woodall, of Four
Oaks, R. 3, was in town yesterday
and paid The Herald a visit.
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Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hood and
babies arrived Sunday to spend some
time with relatives in and around the
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Messrs. Gould Hinnant, Weisner
Farmer and Carlton Blackwood, of
Clayton, were in town Sunday with
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Miss Sarah Sanders left Saturday
for Wrightsville Beach to spend some
time with her mother, Mrs. W. M.
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Mrs. Claud Taylor and children, of
near New Bern, are in the city, the
guests of Mrs. Taylor's mother, Mrs.
Z. A. Martin.
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Messrs. A. M., W. M. and Lee E.
Sanders and Mr. W. R. Long attend
ed the funeral of Mr. T. J. Hadley in
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Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Austin, Miss
Margaret Lee and Bill Joe, and Mrs.
W. S. Stevens returned from Balti
more Sunday night.
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Mrs. A. T. Wiggs, of Princeton,
and Mrs. Needham Grady, of Dur
ham, spent Sunday in the city, the
guests of Mrs. W. L. Brady.
Miss Flossie Lassiter, of Golds
boro, spent Sunday and Monday with
her uncle, Mr. T. J. Lassiter. She went j
to Four Oaks yesterday to visit rela
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Messrs. II. Brady and Dewey Stal
lings, accompanied by Misses Ola and
Ila Brady, left Friday for Snow Hill
where they will spend several days
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Master William Stuart Stevens and
Virginia Stevens left Saturday for
their home in Richmond, after spend
ing several weeks with their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Stevens.
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Among the number of SmithfielJ
people who went to Oakland Sunday
to hear Rev. B. R. Lacy's last sermon
were Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Long, Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Kirkman and Mr. W.
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We have been requested to an
nounce that there will be preaching
at the Methodist church at the New
Cotton Mill Wednesday night.at 8:30,
by Rev. J. Ruffm Johnson. Every
body invited to come.
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Mrs. W. F. Wright and little son.
William Lamont, left Sunday after
noon for their home at McCoil, S. C.,
after spending some time here with
Mrs. Wright's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. F. C rump. Mr. Crump took them
to !? ayetteville where they were met
by Mr. Wright.
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Messrs. Daniel Jones, George
Whit?, Btrnice Jones, Isham Holland
and Joo Johnson, members of the
MoU : Truck Company, recently or
cra-med in Raleigh, spent Sunday at
nr>me. As soon r.s the full equipment
of the company -rrives the boys will
go in training getting rer,dy for
service in France.
EXEMPTION ROARl) AT WORK. '
About Sixty Men Examined M or day
by Kxeniptiun Board Number One.
About One-Third Failed to l'asa.
.Most of Others (Maimed Exemption.
The first men called under the se
lective draft law presented them
selves yesterday before the two Ex
emption Boards of Johnston Countj
for physical examination. Early yes
terday morning those called were
seen at the entrance of Dr. Hook-i'
office, where the examinations were
Weld for Johnston County Board No.
1, awaiting their turn. There was no
evidence that any man who had been
called was absent. They were there
with earnest, serious countenances,
each realizing the importance of the
The first man, serial number 258,
Thomas Snead Sanders, failed to
pass the physical examination and
was discharged. About sixty men
were examined during the day, and
of the sixty, about one-third failed to
pass. Of those who passed nearly sv
ery one claimed exemption, mostly on
the grounds of dependents.
Nearly 40 of those summoned to ap
pear yesterday had to go h?>me with
out appearing before the Board. It
was new business to them and they
did not make as much progress as
they will today when other men come
Dr. Hooks was assisted in the ex
amination by Dr. A. II. Rose. Chair
man Wilson and Mr. Sanders had
no clerical assistance and hence the
work was necessarily slow.
Board No. 1, sitting here, is hard
at work this morning, beginning on
yesterday's quota which were not ex
amined. There is a big crowd of those
summoned here this morning awaiting
their time to be called.
Board No. 2 is holding its examin
ation at Selma. *
Commissioners Refuse Levy.
The County Commissioners at their
meeting yesterday turned down the
request of the Board of Education for
a small increase in the tax levy for
public schools. The amount asked for
was 3 1-3 cents on the $100 and 10
cents on the poll. The Board of Ed
ucation finally agreed to a levy of
2 1-2 and 7 1-2 cents but the County
Commissioners refused to grant even
this small increase for the schools of
The Board of Education will meet
here tomorrow to decide upon a course
to pursue. A mandamus may be is
sued against the commissioners seek
ing to compel them to make the levy.
If Your Label Is Not Changed.
We are very careful to keep our
books straight, but if we should make
a mistake we want to know it as soon
as possible. If you make a payment
on The Herald and your label on the
papers sent you is not changed in two
or three weeks please write us a postal
that we may make the change.
Cleaning-Up Day at I'iney Grove.
Everybody who has friends and lov
ed ones buried at Piney Grove church,
better known as the old Webb Grave
Yard, is invited to come on the 16th
and 17th days of August, as we have
set those two days apart for the pur
pose of cleaning out the cemetery.
The meeting will begin Saturday
night before the second Sunday and
will be going on at this time, so come
and let's enjoy the day working and
listening to Rev. Mr. Smith and
our pastor, Rev. J. D. Butler, both of
Goldsboro, explain to us the Script
W. A. BAKER.
Four Oaks, N. C.
THE SMITHFIELD MARKET.
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Cotton 25 %
Cotton seed 1.00
Wool 20 to 30
Fat Cattle 6 to 6%
Eggs 25 to 30
Fat cattle, dressed 11 to 12%
Granulated 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 12% to 15
Hams, per pound 26 to 27
Lard 22% to 27%
Timothy Hay 1.40 to 1.50
Cheese per pound 35
Bijfter per pound 80 to 36
Meal 4.75 to 5.00
Flour per sack 6.50 to 7.00
Coffee per ponnd IB to 20
Cotton swd meal 2.25 to 2.50
Cottfln huihi 1.00
Ship Stuff 2.60 to 2.75
Molasses Feed 2 60 to 2.75
Hides, green 12% to 15
Stock pen* per baabel 2.00
Hlack-eye pea* 2.25
Beef Pulp 2.50
Soup . . . ? 8.90
Tobacco Market Opens August 21st.
W. L. Woodall & Sons
Smithfield's Shopping Center
Saturday, August 11th Will
Be O ur Last
Don't fail to come on that Day which means a Great
Saving to You.
Slippers Worth $5.00 $3.48
Slippers Worth $3.50 $2.69
Slippers Worth $3.00 $2.29
Slippers Worth $2.50 $1.89
Two Lots Embroidery. . . .3 and 7 cents the yard
Ginghams, 12'/^c value 10c
White Homespun, 12'/oc value, 10c
Hickory Shirting, 17 i/oc value 15c
One lot Trunks and Bags at Reduced Prices
One lot of Skirts and Waists 89c
Children's Dresses at special marked down prices
One big lot of Remnants at Remnant Prices
Lots of other things at Reduced Prices
W. L. Woodall & Sons
Smithiield, N. C.
Tobacco Pack Houses
and their contents will form one of the tobacco
farmers biggest assets until the tobacco can be
marketed. Let us give you protection on this
tobacco for three or four months until it is sold.
We will give you a fire insurance policy covering
it at a small cost, and with the present high prices
you can't afford to carry the risk. Write or
telephone us for rates.
Selma Insurance, Loan & T rust Co.
W. L. STANCIL, Manager
Phone 76 - Selma, N. C.
3NE SET OF BOOKS
The Ethel Morton" books for girls, six Volumes,
for sale at
egular price of these books is $3.00. A set of
lean, attractive books worth having. Come quick
HERALD BOOK STORE
Smithfield, N. C.
On Active Service i
dollars that are put to no practical use are idle and $
nvested in a Savings Account they at once enter upon *
jainful and necessary duties. j
rhey serve to keep prosperity going; they earn interest 4
n this Institution at the rate of 4 per cent yearly.
)ur officers invite you to begin saving today. Open an 1
iccount with one dollar. i
The First National Bank
Smith6eld, N. C.
\ R. HOOD, President. R. N. AYCOCK, Cashier.