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The Smithfield herald. (Smithfield, Johnston Co., N.C.) 188?-current, November 23, 1917, Page 12, Image 12

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AT THE CAPITAL OF BANNER. Benson, Nov. 22. ? Mrs. R. F. Smith was a visitor to Goldsboro Monday on business matters. Mrs. Walter Strickland returned the firet of the week from a short visit to her husband who is in tht^ army at Camp Sevier, S. C. Mrs. Julian Godwin, who has been right sick for the past few days, is somewhat improved recently. Mr. William Moore, of Smithfield, spent Sunday here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Moore. Mr. J. E. Wilson left Monday for Hot Springs, Ark., to take treatment for a few days at the noted springs of that place. Messrs. A. F. Barboufr, John C. Barbour and Gaston Parrish, of Eleva tion township, were visitors to Ben son Monday on business. Mr. Lossie McLamb and Miss Stella Norris were married here last Sun day afternoon by J. M. Britt, Justice of the Peace. Mr. J. A. Wellons and Judge F. H. Brooks were here Monday from Smith field on business matters. Miss Ora Parker, of Greensboro, recently spent a few days here with Miss Minnie Somers, a member of the school faculty. Messrs. George Moore, S. F. Ivey, Ed Hill and R. L. Flowers went to Raleigh Tuesday to attend Federal Court which is in session there this week. Rev. G. W. Rollins was a visitor to Smithfield Tuesday for a short while on business matters. Mrs. George F. Moore and little daughter are spending a few days with Mrs. Moore's father near Wil son's Mills. Mr. Ouis Barbour, son of Mr. John C. Barliour, was here yesterday on his way from Danville, Va., to visit rela tives in Elevation township. Messrs. J. M. Morgan, Clauds Cana- j day, Ezra Parker, and others were in Smithfield Tuesday on business. Sheriff W. F. Grimes, of Smithfield, was here yesterday for a .^hort while on business. Rev. and Mrs. A. T. Lassiter and children returned the first of the week from a short visit to Mrs. Las siter's parents near Polenta, Johnston County. Mr. and Mrs. Preston Woodall took their little son, Isharn Woodall, to a hospital in Richmond Wednesday for treatment. Mr. R. F. Smith was a visitor to Lillington Wednesday on business, re turning home in the afternoon. Mrs. Lausie Hodges returned to her home in Harnett County Monday after a few days visit to relatives here. Mr. Alonzo Parrish is spending the week in Atlanta, Ga., on business. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Royal, Mrs. J. H. Rose and Mrs. W. I). Boon went up to Smithfield yesterday where they attended a Red Cross meeting. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hensley, of Murphy, N. C., are here for a few days' visit to their daugtcr, Mrs. J. B. Moore. Congressman E. W. Pou will speak Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the School Auditorium in Benson on the War and Red Cross Work. He is one of the best posted men to be found on National matters and is an excel lent speaker. It is expected that an exceedingly large crowd will gather to hear his address. Mrs. Martha Tanner died yesterday afternoon at the home of her son near Benson. She was about seventy-five years of age and had been in feeble health for some time. She left several children and other relatives surviv ing her. Dr. Clarence l'oe Speaks in Kenly. Kenly, Nov. 20. ? Last Sunday after noon at three o'clock in the Kenly High School Auditorium, Dr. Clarence Poe delivered a masterful address on "The Church and the Kingdom of God on Earth." The stage was beautifully decorated with ferns and other green plants; Miss Lena S. Marley presided at the piano; MissAugusta McKeithen ren dered an appropriate solo. Dr. Poe, after being presented by Professor M. B. Andrews, spoke es sentially as follows: "In this age of conflict, both of arms and of ideas, it is well for every man to stop and question whither we are drifting. During the years I have traveled and studied world problems, I have learned that there are three great religious dieas held by different portions of the human race. The peo ple of India have an 'other world' re ligion. They claim that religon has to do with, the Great Beyond and it does not concern practical life at all. The teeming millions in China hold to the idea that religion is a matUr of this world only. They claim that we can not know what is in the future and that therefore we should concern our selves with the things of this world alone. Now, which of these views is correct? I recently heard a great divine assert that the one task of Christianity is to impel men to 'be I born again.' On the other hand, many thinkers claim today that Christianity has both a social message ar.d a social responsibility. "Now, I thank God that the day of theological dogmatism is past; yet I do believe that thinking men every where must dccide what is the duty of the Christian Church and the Chris tian ministry. Moreover, I thank God that the Great Christ Himself out- j lined the work of the Church as clear ly as anyone could ask. He did not say that 'thou shalt love the Lord thy God,' and stop there; neither did he assert anywhere that Christianity con sists merely in loving one's neighbor as himself. Christ clearly stated that true religion is active love: it is love for God and love for man. "It seems to me therefore that the duty of the Christian Church today is two-fold; it must seek and save that which is lost ? it must convert the soul of man; and also, it must minister to those in need ? it must heal the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and give comfort to the broken-hearted. Has the Church failed? No; but it will fail unless it clearly sees its duty and then does it with its might. "Wh< rcas the religion of India is of the other world, and whereas the re ligion of China is of this world alone, the Christian religion is of both worlds. The s:-.me Master who de- I dared that men must be born again, also said that he who desires to be greatest among mien must be the servant of all. In this hour of need, therefore, let us stress the importance of genuine unselfish service." While in Kenly, Dr. Poe w:-.s enter tained by the Honorable W. J. Hooks. Municipal Wood yard at Selma. Prof. E. II. Moser, who is superin- J tendent of the i>uhlic schools of Selma, I Johnston County, was here Saturday as the representative of the people of his town to confer with the federal fuel administrator for the state, A. W. McAlister. Mr. Moser told friends that a number of prominent business and professional men of Selma, includ ing M. C. Winston, N. E. Edgerton an<l N. E. Ward, had taken the lead, called mass meeting, and in this manner "put over" the municipal woodyard plan, despite disinclination of the mayor. The mayor is working in full co-operation with the municipal wood yard plan now it was stated, and Selma is put on a wood burning basis, with the first order amounting to 600 cords. From now on wood will be 1 1 burned there wherever possible to sub- E stitute it for coal and the coal supply, such as can be secured, will be us<>d to run the three large cotton mills and other factories which have to use it. Mr. Morer said the situation in Selma grew critical. He has a school of (i00 attendance and was without a pound of coal to run its boilers. He is man aging now to heat the school with wood. The coal shortage is not a mat ter of theory in Selma, it is a condi- | tion, and on which threatened to shut E down the mills and throw hundreds E out of employment. The situation ap- F peared to have in it so much danger of [ suffering for the people, that the I citizens took the step which has re sulted in the establishment of the cen tral woodyard. The community effort is believed to be adequate for the case. ? Greensboro News. Perhaps the most pathetic failure in life is the Man With Too Many Ideas. If he would only keep his imagination quiesent long enough to carry some of them out he might succeed. ? Anon. ENGRAVED CHRISTMAS CARDS. We have a nice line of samples en graved Christmas Cards. Come in, make your selection and have your name engraved on the design you i want. Individual Christmas Cards make ' your card mean more to the recipient. There will be a great rush along about ! Christmas times. Give your order j now and avoid that rush. ; HERALD OFFICE, I i I t NOTICE i 1 TO THE PUBLIC r I am opening up an up-to-date Grocery Store on Main street, carrying heavy and fancy Grocer ies, Fruits, Candies, etc. I welcome my old custo mers and friends to give me a call. _ i Yours For Business D. H. Sanders Four Oaks, - - - N. C. Read! Read!! Read!! Then Come And See Our Line Clothing We can show you over 1500 Men's Suits, of the very latest styles. Over 1000 Young Men's Suits, in the newest and most stylish fabrics, colors and designs. Over 1000 Boys' and Children's Suits. Can fit the whole family from the cradle up. Our Shoes \ Are in a class to themselves? the largest stock ever shown in this section. We have the best line of Shoes that money could buy. * We bought them for less than others had to pay, and can sell them cheaper. Our buyer, Mr. Charles Davis, saw far ahead the great advance in leather and bought before the great advance in prices- --In Car Load Lots?direct from the biggest manufacturers in the United States, which gives our customers the advantage in buying their Fall and Winter Shoes at Old Prices. Our Dry Goods Stock Is complete wiili everything you may want for Ladies, Misses and Children at Old Prices. COME! We have the largest stock of Ladies Ready-to-Wear to be found in the county ? Our prices are the lowest to be found anywhere The Davis Department Stores Smithfield, N. C. Dollar Day Specials 4 Pounds Best Head Rice 48 1 Can King K Raisins 15 1 Can Asparagus Tips 30 1 Jar Apple Cider Vinegar 15 1.08 DOLLAR DAY 98c. . 20 Rags Pride of Reidsville Smok ing Tobacco 1-20 DOLLAR DAY 99c. 4 One-pound Cans Como Coffee . . 1.20 DOLLAR DAY 99c. 12 Rolls 10c Toilet Paper $1.20 DOLLAR DAY 96c. 5 Pounds Best Head Rice One-half Pound Morara Tea a? 1 Can Tomato Soup 1.10 DOLLAR DAY 98c. PEEDIN & PETERSON Smithfield, North Carolina Send Your Orders for Job Printing to Beaty & Lassiter, Smithfield, N. C. Thanksgiving Day Is Next Week, November 29th. Get ready for it by buying the groceries you need now. We have Cranberries, Mince-meat, Shelled Nuts. Seeded Raisins, Citron, Cocoa-nuts, Olives, Good Cheese, and the best line of canned goods and package goods in town. We also carry a com plete line of heavy and fancy groceries and can supply your wants on short notice. Goods de livered in town promptly. Our prices are as low as the quality of the goods will permit. City Grocery Smithfield, N. C.

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