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Literary Societies Carry Out Inter
esting Program. Prof. Royal! Pays
Kenly School a Visit. Secret Mar
riage Hrings Surprise to Kenly Peo
ple. List of The Pupils Present at
Each Roll Call for September.
Kenly, Oct. 13.?' The people of the
entire community, as well as the pa
rents of the young women, were much
surprised to learn this week that Miss
Nina Morris had secretly become the
wife of Mr. F. A.White several days
ago. Mr. White was for several years
manager of the store run here by the
Dennis-Simmons Lumber Company;
he is now working in Wil^pn. Miss
Morris is the popular and beautiful
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Morris of Kenly. Mr. Morris is one
of the leading merchants here. All
of their many friends and admirers
wish Mr. and Mrs. White a happy and
long married life. They will make
Wilson their home.
Professor L. T. Royall, County Su
perintendent of Public Instruction,
visited our school this week. He was
much pleased at the work our school
is doing; he frankly asserted that no
better Library is to be found in the
County than ours is.
The Literary Societies of the school
are continuing to do splendid work.
The subject for debate in both socit^
ties for Friday afternoon was, "Re
solved, That military training
should be given in all# American
schools and colleges." In commendlhg
the debaters, Professor Andrews stat
ed that many a college speaker is not
iible to surpass them. The subject for
next meettag is, Resolved, That the
women of America should be allowed
Attendance Honor Roll for Sept., 1917.
First grade ? Estellc Jones, Addie
Mae Greer, Catherine Askew, Viola
Pittman, William Godwin, Lester Wat
son, Charles Alford, Alfonzo Godwin,
Clemot Crumpler, Vernon Exum, S. P.
Second Grade ? Miriam Edgerton,
Clarence Edgerton, Adron Flowers,
Sallie Moore, (James Ward, Wjlliam
Third grade ? Catherine Alford,
William Alford, Hazel Askew, James
Bowman, Louisa Coleman, Celeste Ed
gerton, Dorice Hooks, Clara Lassiter,
Herta Rakoske, Felton Watson, Eliz
Fourth grade ? Louise Ballance,
Le'CTa Cooke, Eunice Flowers, Mollie
Fields, Francis Godwin, Annie Rose
Godwin, Geneva Rakoske, Je^se Wat
Fifth grade ? Margaret Hooks, Ru
by Watscn, John Woodard.
Sixth grade ? Flora Jerome, Byron^
Richardson, Balbus Leeson, Raymond
Ballance, Verona Lassiter, Lucile Kir
by, Geneva Godwin, Ruth Grice.
- Seventh grade ? Coi'ti^lia Alford,
Verna Fields^ Norman Jones, Thelma
Eighth giade ? Elmer Alford, Mil
dred Burden, Jewell Edgerton, Jack
Hooks, Lois Jones, Donald Kirby, Ma
rie Lassiter, Lucy Pittman, Kate
Thomas', Gilbert Boyett.
Ninth grade ? Lillie Eason, Adna
Lee Bailey, Mabelle Edgerton, Arthur
Godwin, Alice Grice, William Thomas,
Edgar Bailey, Effie Woodard.
Tenth grade ? Etta Godwin, Eva
The above students have neither
been tardy nor absent during the first
month of school.
OLI) SECOND AND THIRD HELP.
Tar Heel Soldiers at Camp Sevier
Rallying to the Cause of the
Greenvlle, S. C., Oct. 14. ? The
120th infantry, formerly the Third
North Carolina, stands second among
regiments at Camp Sevier in the
amount of contributions to the Liberty |
loan, while other North Carolina or
ganizations are strong contcwders.
The entire division, after only two j
days of active campaigning, stand
third in the list of camps, its total
yesterday almost touching $800,000.
On hundred and six thousnd dol
lars has been subscribed by the 120th (
infantry, which places its average per j
man perhrps in the lead for so large
a unit, while the 119th infantry has
taken $68,550 worth of bonds, the
130th Field artillery $48,200, the
105th engineers and train $26,100 and
the fourth and fifth trailing bittal
Michigan last year produced 14,
918,278 barrels of salt.
CONSFIiVE OR ALLIES SUFFER. '
At Present Rate of Consumption Only
77,69(5,000 Bushels of Wheat Will
Be Left for Fxport.
Washington, Oct. 13. ? Of this
year's wheat crop only 77,69(5,000
bushels, or about 11.8 per cent, wll be
left for txport to the Allies :md neu
trals after the requirements of the
United States are filled, unless Ameri
cans 'jce l the cr.ll of the food adminis
tration and curtail their consumption.
This yerr's wheat crop, from, the
preliminary estimates, is (559,797,000
bushels end the total require menls of
the United States are plr.ced at 582,
101', 000 bush' is, leaving 77,(596,000
Food administration officials figure
the Allied countries will have a defi
ciency of more than 400,000,000 bush
els of wheat, basing their estimates
on normal r< rfuiremwits. They are iso
lated from those markets o1hor than
cannda and the United States on
which they were aceustomcd to rely
before the. war.
BATTLE WITH BLOCK ADERS.
One Man Killed and Two Wounded in
Fight With Officers.
Albern. rle, Oct. 13. ? As the result
of a pitched battle between officers
*>f Stanly County near hero last night
find a gang of whiskey blockaders one
man is dead, two are wounded, and
two otherc are now in Slatily County
jail. None of the officers were injured
except one, *'ho is suffering from
powder burns. Virgil Lee Pinten is
the dead man, and Will Smith, alleged
to have been the leader of the gang,
and a man named Howell, are the two
under arrest The two men known to
have been wounded mado their escape
"leaving trails marked by blood
through the woods.
HEALTH PICTURES AT FAIRS.
State Board of Health Will Give Free
Moving Health Pictures at
? ^ State Fair.
Raleigh, Oct. 14. ? Health "movies"
at the Fairs this falf are more than
holding their own. Last week at the
Wayne County Fair not even the fast
horses, the free shows, or the special
performances reduced the crowd in
the big brown tent where real mov
ing health pictures were being shown.
Every one of the three hundred seats
were filled from the time the pict
ures started in the morning until they
closed late at night. In fact, the
'crowds were held back at the door.
I This was the first opportunity the
neople of Wayne County hod to see
the "movies" that teach you, by show
ing you in attractive pictures, lesson/
?ibout health and sanitation which you
I can never forget.
The health "movies" are kept busy
t in Fair season. They will be at the
i State Fair this week and at the col
ored State Fair next week. The films
that will be shown at the Fair this
! week will be the newest productions in
! health and sanitary science. There
jwill be also the usual pleasing dra
| mas and comedies. Some of the films
I that will be on the progrrm during
?<h| State Fair wflll be "Price of Hu
!man Lives," "Rringing it Home," <lIn
His Father's Footsteps," "Error of
Omission," "Oral Hygiene," "Temple
of Moloch." "Hope," "The Great
Truth," "The Lone Game," "Get
|Out and Get Under," "Western North
Carolina," and "The Great Rockies."
The Fair Association has arranged
for the health moving pictures to be
given free. They will be shown in a
big brown tent that will seat three or
four hundred people. A competent
operator and several young lady ush
ers will be in change.
The moving picture health car of
the State Board of Health has attract
ed more than State yide attention. It
is the first traveling picture equip
ment in the country to successfully
produce standard pictures and to car
ry this modern educational entertain
ment to remote rural districts. This
was made possible by the movioe pic
ture car carrying its own-electric gen
erator. This enables t'ie remotest
country church or school house to be
lighted .with cloctric lights, as well as
to have the rme, 'ip-+o-dato moving
pictures thrt the city folks enjoy. This
idea was conceived and worked out by
Mr. Wr.rren H. Booker of the State
Beard of Health, who believes in car
rying the best there is' to the coun
try people, which, with him, is more
education as to how to keep well and
TOBACCO STILL RULING HIGH.
I'rices Higher 'Fhan Ever K own Be
fore. One Warehouse Averaged
Thirty-Six Dollars a Hundred On !
Entire Sale. Prices Still ? Higher ?
The Smithfield tobacco market is
selling tobacco as high as any market
anywhere in the State. During the
past few daya some of the finest sales
have been made here that have ever
been made anywhere. Capt. Skinner,
of The Banner Warehouse, told our
reporter Monday that hio ent.re sale
for Friday averaged over $36.00
a hundred. Capt. Skinner Liaid that his
house had been giving some very big
checks these past few days. For in
Mr. J. Rufus Creech sold one lot
and received a check for $558.99.
Mr. Garland Smith received a check
for $530.50 for one lot.
Mr. J. W. Dodd wont a little better
and received a check for $561.71 for
The yheck received by Mr. J. E.
Johnson, $468.65, for one lot made a
nice addition to his bank account.
Messrs. J. B. Gardner and John
Spence fell only a little behind the
others, the former rccejving a cheek
for $441.60, while the latter got the
nice littl? sum of $371.20 for one lot.
Not only has high prices and big
checks prevailed at The Banner, but
our reporter found the same rule ap
plies to The Farmers, too. Big prices
and high averages are the rule day by
day. *\n rverage sale below thirty dol
lars a l undred is the exception and
not the rule. Amopg those who have
gotten big checks at The Farmers we
name the following:
Mr. Frank Summerlin sold one lot
Mr. W. J. Adams carricd away a
check for $372.91 for one lot.
A check for $467.27 was the prize
Mr. J. F. Smith drew for one nice
Mr. M. Wood received a check for
$381.16 for one lot.
Mr. J. H. Hicks had one lot for
which lie received a nice little check
Mr. J. Rufus Crecch had one lot on
the floc-r of the Farmers Warehouse
and received a check for $346.70.
These are just a few samples of
what is being done in Smithfield dai
In our reporter's rounds he dropped
in at The Center Brick and found
high prices and big checks the rule
on the floors of Pool & Lassiter. The
average for the entire sale yesterday
was about 36 cents a pound, we are
informed by Mr. Pool. Here arc a
few of the folks who have received
big checks at The Centerbrick:
Holt <?r Johnson, one lot, $860.52.
Mr. Ralph Lassiter, one lot, $315.25.
Johnson and Faircloth, one lot,
Mr. Ira Thompson, one lot, $381.87.
Pool and King, one lot, $410.90.
Mr. G. B. Phillips, one lot, $359.00.
Men who have tobacco this year are
the men who have/ money. Large
check! are paid out every day. There
are a few farmers in Johnston County
who will get all the way from ten to
twenty thousand dollars for their to
These are just a few out of many.
Never in the history of tobacco grow
ing in North Carolina has such priccs
been realized as have been paid on the
Smithfield market tnese past few
I RALEIGH LAD RUN DOWN
BY AUTOMOBILE AND KII.I-EI)
Raleigh, Oct. 13. ? The little son of
Mr. Harlie Gleen, former city clerk,
was run down on New Bern avenue
today by an automobile r.nd fatally
injured. He died this afternoon. The
machine was being driven by Dhvid
II. Harris, colored, who drives a pub
lic machirc for Sorrell & Smih.
It is charged that while Harris was
not speeding, ho was looking back at
the time so that he did not see the
lad or sound any warning with his
horn. The little boy's skull was badly
fractured and his shoulder broken. He
was rushed to the hospital and the
negro and his machine were taken in
hanr! by the police and he is being
held in the eify prison on the ground
of criminal ncfl'T^ne" in driving.
A large number of Smithfield peo
ple are going to attend the Str.te Fair
?his wck at Raleigh. A larg? num
ber will go to Rrleigh tonight and to
morrow tc see "The Garden of Allah"
at the Academy of Music.
ACUTE SITUATION IN GERMANY. (
Minister (o Switzerland Says He Be- I
lieves German Resistance Has lteen
Broken. \N il*on's Note Sinks Deep
and is Having Effect Upon Public,
Eager lor Peace.
An Atlantic l'ort, Oct 12. ? After ^
thre# years spent in the center of ^
Europe's colossal struggle, Pleasant
A. StovuH, United Spates minister tc |
Switse'lrnd, declared on his arrival ,
h^re todr.j that the economic situation
in Germ; ny is acute and that ho be
lieved t!ie backbone of German resist
ance has been broken. ,
Sine;' the publication of President
Wilson': reply to Pope Bent "ict's
peace proposal# in which the Presi
dent stated that the United States is
warring upon the German govern- ,
ment, and net upon the German peo
ple, the revulsion :?gains' the war,
Mr. Steven said, has been spreading
rapidly through Germany.
"The effect of this statement was
for a long time not noticeable," he as
serted, "but slowly and surely it is
sinking deeper and deeper into the
German luart. If left to themselves
the German peopl" would m:.ke peace
tomorrow. As it js, forces are at
work in Germany which will eventu
ally ? no man can safely predict how
soon ? compel the German govern
ment to make peacc with the wcrld.
"There is no dcubt about the econo
mic straits in which Germany now
finds itself. The situation is acute."
700,000 Bushels of Grain Burned.
Now York, Oct. 13. ? Reports of in
cendiarism in connection with a dis
astrous watersfront fire w'-icli de
stroyed an elevator and neary 700,
000 bushels of grain in Brooklyn to
day, were revived tonight when Fire
Chief Ker.len issued a statement say
ing the cause of the blaze would be
rigidly investigated. The property
loss was estimated at more than $1,
"There have been 5(3 water front
fires in New York City lately and it
is improbable that all resulted from
natural causes," Chief Kenlon said.
The grain consumed today was in
tended for export, according to offi
cials of the New York Dock Compa
ny, owners of the elevator.
Superintendent Tomlins, in charge
of the elevator, declared the fire was
caused' I y an explosion inside the
structure He said the nature of this
explosion warranted the suspicion of
bomb "planter" being responsible.
This theory was scouted by Fire
Marshal Bropliy, who, after a pre
liminary investigation said he believ
ed an explosion of "grain dust" had
FOOD REGISTRATION DAY.
Saturday, October 27th, Instead of
The Food Conservation Campaign
advertised in last Friday's Her ild to
begin Saturday, October 20th, has
been postponed one week on account
of the Liberty Bond Campaign which
is on tlm week. Therefore, the meet
ing at s>;hc school houses wil be bad
Saturday week, Cctcber 27th, from
0 o'clock in the m< rning until 4 o'clock
in the : fiernoon. Every mar and wo
man in the County is urged to go to
their respective school houses and
registe- in the Food Conservation
The women of ihe County are also
requesteJ to register for war work on
the samo day and at the same place.
Any and every woman and girl in the
County who is willing to do any kind
of work in case of emergency during
the war is urged to register and state
what kind of work she will do, or pre
fers. Tbi^ is and will be explained by
the ladiei in charge. Mrs. B. B. Ad
ams, of Four Oaks, is Chairman of
This October 15th, 1917.
F. H. BROOKS,
Food Administrator Johnston County.
Army Deserter Draws 10 Years.
Atlanta, Oct. 13. ? Otto K. Bren
nan, of Ashport, Tenn., was found
guilty of desertion from th" 82nd di
v'snn of the National Army by a mili
tary cou-t at Camp Gordon today and
sentenced to U> years iij the Atlanta
Federal prison. Arf announcement by
the military authorities after the ver
dict was rendered said the prisoner
pleaded pruilty to the ^harjre of de
sertion, but declared "his conscience
did not permit him to enpage in war."
OTTON OIL PLANT BURNED. I
Slaxe Saturday Night at (loldslxtro i
Did Damage Fstimated at Front
#200,000 to $000,000.
Goldsln ro, Oot. 13. ? Firo early to
nivrht totally destroyed the large
plant of the Southern Cotton Oil Com- (
pany, located in the southern part of '
the* city, together with several out- (
houses stored with cotton s;>ed and '
several box cars of Atlantic Coast 1
The origin of fire is undetermined j
and conservative estimates place loss ^
between $200,000 and $600,000, par- (
tially covered by insurance. A high j
brick well between, the burned plant t
mid that of Wayne Agricultural i
Works saved the later plant from de- ]
atruction, being recently erected for i
In protection. I
WILSON'S MILLS NEWS.
(By Harriet Uzzle.)
Mr. 1). O. Uzzle and Mr. Frank j
Davis witnessed the football game at
Raleigh last Ftfiday.
Misses Lorena and Myrtle Creech,
of Clayton, were the guests Gf Miss
Myrtie Ellis last Saturday and Sun
Mr. Sobe Harper and family attend
ed services at the Disciple church last
Miss Burnice Tomlinson returned
Tuesday from Rex Hospital where she
has had an operation for appendicitis. 1
Mr. G. M. Uzzle, from Wake Forest
College, spent last Satjrday here.
Miss Maggie Parrish who came
home from the State Normal to spend
a few days, is ill with fever.
Among those from Clayton who
spoke at the Baptist church last Sun
day concerning the Red Cross work, .
were Mesdames Home, Thurston, Car
ter, Priddie, Jenkens, Griffin, Hocutl,
Hall and Messrs. Thurston and Car
Miss Sallie Wilson left this week
for extended visits at Wilson and Pe
tersburg, on her way to Washington,
Mr. Frank Davis has returned from
a flying trip to Farmville, N. C.
Miss Clair Hodges is spending this
week-end with her sister at Wilson.
Much excitement was caused last
Sunday when it was discovered that a
bale of cotton belonging to Mr. D. O.
Uzzle was on fire at the gin, but noth
ing was injured except the bale which
was abou'. half burned yp.
Mrs. C. M. Wilson and Mrs. J. T.
Holt are attending the Fair at Louis
burg this weak.
Miss Lucy Davis was in SmitJjfield
shopping Thursday afternoon.
Professor R. A. Pope made a busi
ness trip to Durham Friday after
The Franklin Literary Society met
Friday afternoon and the following
were numbers on the program:
Dare-Devil Whiting, The Human
Torpedo ? James Turnage.
S'py System in This-Country ? Orrell*
Balfour, The Enigma ? Harriet Uz
The Movies as an Industry ? Joseph
France Supreme in Architecture ?
Our Debt of Gratitude to France
French Achievement in Surgery and
Medicine ? Wilton Smith.
French Spirit in Education ? Eliza
Story Reproduction ? Hunter Tur
The Screens ? Jennie B. Tomlinson.
Debate: Resolved, That LaFollette
is an Enemy to our Country. Affirma
tive ? Lucy Davis; negative ? Anthony
Income Taxes as the Senate Fixes
Them ? Lucy Turnage.
Negro Goes to Koads.
Last week Judge Brook* had before
him in the Recorder's Court Charley
Canaday, a negro, charged, with curs
ing on the public highway. He was
charged with cursing and using vio
lent language toward some of the
drafted men who were going to the
depot to entrain Cor Camp Jackson.
Judge Brooks sentenced the negro to
the roads twelve months. Men must
be careful how they carse and ^lbuse
Uncle Sam's men.
The country correspondent who
speaks of a "flying visit" will soon
[have ample authority for using the
tO ADS SHOW BIG INCREASE.
rhat for Southern Lines During Au
gust Totaled $16,147,407. Receipts
Increased $8,300,000 and Expenses
Washington, Oct. 13. ? Net revenue
>f railroads of the South during Au
?ust \Vi.s $16,147,107, or nearly $1,
)00,000 mcjre tflan August, 1916, the
Interstate Commerce Commission an
nounced late today. 'r' j receipts in
creased by $8,300,000 and the expen
ses jumpe<^ $7,300,000. All railroads
in the country showed increased ex
penses, the commission's figures in
dicated, una a resume for August of
railroad operations for the entire
country, made public late today by
the commission, with all roads heard
from except eight, shows tnat gross
operating receipts increased nearly
(587,000,000 over August, 1916, but
that the net revenue from operations,
iespite tl.is heavy increase? about 12
per cent fell more than $4,000,000
below tVF figures of a -year ago. While
gross revenues touched the highest
level ever recorded in August, ex
penses increased $41,000,000 an^l net
revenue per mile fell off from $528
to |807. "
K roa d foot - \\ i ns t on .
Fayettcville, Oct. Kl. ? The wedding
of Miss Lizzie Winston and Mr. Wil
liam G. Broadfoot, which was solemn
ized at the Baptist church at Selina,
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock, was of
much interest to society throughout
North Carolina and neighboring
States. The bride is the beautiful and
accomplished daughter of Mr. M. C.
Winston, of.Selma, and the groom is
the son of Major and Mrs. J. B.
Broadfoot, of Black Mountain, and is
a popular and successful business man
of Connelly Springs. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Chas. E. Ste
vens before a massive embankment
of palms, ferns and Killarney roses.
Before the entrance of the bridal par
ty Miss Pat Walser sang, "For Love's
Sweet Sake." To the strains of the
wedding march from Tannhauser,
rendered by Miss Stella Etheridge, the
bride entered with her father, Mr. M.
C. Winston, by whom she was given
away. The groom with his best man,
Mr. Claude W. Rankin, of Fayettcville,
met them at the altar.
The bride's handsome gown was of
bridal satin, with Mary Tudor train,
hand-embroidered in silver and pearls.
Her Veil was simple arranged from a
bandeau of pearls, and she carried a
muff* of valley lilies and orchids. Mrs.
Avera Winston, the dame of honor,
and the only attendant of the bride,
wore a frock of silver-green satin
with picture hat to match, and carried
a muff of Killarney roses. The ushers
wert Messrs. Avera Winston, M. C.
Tuck, R. P. Gibson, E. C. Griffith,
Charles W. Bror.dfoot, Frank Arms
field and Robert I. Dallon.
Immediately following the cere
mony i\ brilliant reception was held
at the bride's home, "Avcrton." In
the reenvihg line were the bride and
groom, Mr. M. C. Winston, Mrs. John
vB. Broadfoot, Mrs. John P. Winston,
Mrs. II. R. Bryan and Mr. and Mrs.
Avera Winston. The reception rooms
were attractively decorated in white
roses, chrysanthemums and Smilax,
carrying out a color scheme of white ,
and green. A Raleigh orchestra ren
dered the music. During the evening
Mr. and Mrs. Broadfoot loft for an
extencTtvl wedding trip.
The out-of-town guests were Mrs.
John B. Broadfoot, of Black Mountain;
Mrs. Henry R. Bryan, Miss Margaret
Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. John\ S. Clay
poole, Mrs. J. I). Gardner, of New
Bern; Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Jordan, of
Raleigh; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Rankin,
of Fayetteville; Mr. and Mrs. D. W.\
Currie, of Fayetteville; Miss Pat Wal
lace, of Lexington; Miss Stella Ether
idge, of Red Springs; Miss Laura
Hales, Miss Annie Shepherd Branch,
Mr. John Bruton, of Wilson; Miss
Elizabeth Belk, of Charlotte; Miss
Mary Bryan Griswold, of % Durham;
Miss Margaret Jennings, of Fayette
ville; Miss Mary Micheaux, of Golds
boro; M'. and Mrs. John P. Winston,
of Wendell; Mr. T. W. Winston, Mrs.
Robert Ashworth, of Norfolk, Va.;
William Winston, of the Aviation
Corps, Hampton, Va.; Miss Louise
Gwathmey, of South Richmond, Va.,
and Judge Robert W. Winston, of
Raleigh. ? News and Observer.
As a preliminary to more sanguin
ary .engagements, our boys will first
be engaged in murdering French verb*
and other parts of speech.