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* THRIFT. *
* Karn What You Can. Spend What *
* You Must, (Jive W hat You Should *
* And Save the Rent. *
STORY OF A THRIFTY BOY.
(By Paul B Johnson.)
What is thrift? Thrift says, "I am
the big brother of every man." Thrift
does not mean miserliness or the
great hardships of self denial.
It means a lessening of extrava
gance, the cutting of useless expen
diture, the cultivation of self habit
and the preparation in time of pros
perity for the possible hour of need
Thrift is the bedrock of every sue
cessful business. The waste from one
industry may be used to establish a
still larRer industry. Thrift is i
greater value to man than rubies
pearls, or diamonds.
Prosperity and i success is guaran
teed to those who possess thrift. It
is as free as the air. The power of
th'ift is limitless. The poor may have
it as well as the rich.
Thrift is known all over the world
Most of the world hc<"'s its warning.
Now, let us see if this .s so. I have
in mind now two boys, Thomas iwiil
Frank. Both Thomas and Frank made
fine progress in school for several
years. But Frank was an orphan boy,
and at the age of fourteen he stopped
Echool to work at the livery stable,' to
earn his daily bread.
Now Thomas and Frank were great
(hums, what one would do the other
wanted to do. So Thomas goes down
and asks for a job in the drug store,
without saying anything to father
about it. He wants to surprise him,
and he does. The first one he tells is
his Aunt Kate. Now Aunt Kate is
an old maid. And she scolds him
about it. She said, "It will never do
for you to stop school." Thomas did
not pay much attention to this, for
Aunt Kate is always contrary to what
he wants to do. It is all wrong with
her. Now, Thomas is nearing home
and is whistling with joy, to think
that he will throw aside his books
He meets his father at the front
door. "Father, I am not going to
school any more," says Thomas. His
fatht-r in much surprise, "Why, my|s
"Because Frank has stopped school a
and has pone to work at the livery t
stables. I am pomp to work at the n
Drup Store." lfis father said no (1
more but turned and went to study. n
After supper Thomas's father called c
him in and said, " Thomas, don't stop p
school, if you do you will break my f
heart, it will breat mother's heart and b
Aunt Kate's heart, and also, your a
teacher's heart" Thomas through <]
anper turned and slammed the door ii
with all his might. Thomas did not v
sleep much that nipht.. It was Friday c
nipht. When on Sunday nipht his t
father called him in and said, 1;
"Thomas, I want you to decide this r
question, po to your room and make r
your decision about poinp to school, f
But remember if you keep on poinp i
to school you may be a leader of men <
instead of a soda jerker." These J
words he said over and over to him- I
self. "A leader of men instead of '
soda-jerker." But he could not sleep, *
he rolled and tumbled saying the
words of his father, "A leader of men 1
and not a soda-jerker." He continued
to ponder upon these words until the I
clock struck twelve.
Next morning his father heard two
bare feet hit the cold floor and then 1
two knees. His father could not
understand the words but Aunt Kate <
heard them. "God bless Father and i
All were seated at the breakfast 1
table except Thomas. Just as his 1
father was about to ask the blessinp, '
in came Thomas neat as a pin with a 1
bip smile on his face that took in i
the back of his ears. His father l
asked, "Well, Thomas, what did you '
decide?" Thomas answered, "I am 1
poinp back to school. I am not poinp
to stop at a hiph school education, <
I am poinp to journey further." :
Thomas did journey on. He went to
collepe, and passed with hiphest hon- i
ors that can come to a school boy. 1
After workinp at home for awhile ?
Thomas's flrayer was answered. <
Thomas became a leader of men. The 1
people accepted him both times. And '
we, the people of the United States,
can say, "Thank God for the thrifty i
THOMAS WOODROW WILSON." 1
But what became of the thriftless 1
Frank? He is workinp for a dollar
per day at the same livery stable. He 1
pot no higher because of the lack of 1
Wise Sayings on Thrift.
He who does his Lr-st does well.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Dili^cnce is the mother of good
Heaven helps them who help them
I will be faithful to my work.
Never put off till tomorrow what
can be done today. ? John Donough.
Hut cost thou love life, then do not
squander time, for that ia the stuff
life is made of. ? Bacon.
Early to bed and early to rise,
makes u man healthy, wealthy and
wise. ? Franklin.
(>o to the ant, thou sluggard; look
on her ways and become wise. ? Solo
mon, in the Bible.
Thanksgiving Box Supper.
There will be a box supper at the
Princeton Graded School on Novem
I" r li'.t, from 7 to 10:30 I'. M. Re
freshments will be sold and the pro
ceeds will be used toward securing a
piano for the school. All are cordi
ally invited to come and bring a
NELL B. MILLER.
RECORD PRICES FOR COTTON.
S pot Quotation Practially at 30 Cent*.
Level ? Domestic Consumption Con
A month ago, when new high rec
ords were being established, it was
?aid that not everyone was convinced
(hat predictions of 30c. cotton would
be realized, and none of the options
have yet reached that basis. But on
Thursday of this week the local spot
HUotation practically attained the
coveted goal, and at the same time the
active deliveries touched their top
levels at 28.48c., for December, 27.80c.,
for January, 27.5<5c., for March and
about 27.40.C, for both May and July.
Po find a parallel for these figures, it
s necessary to go back to the Civil
War period, but there was sharp yieid
ng lace in Friday's session, largely
>ecause of rumors of another serious
nilitary reverse in Italy.
When the decisive and lasting read
ustment of cotton prices which some
K'ople claimed was inevitable failed
o appear last month, it was asserted 1
hat the break would surely come in
November under the weight of the 1
lew crop movement, if no other rea- !
Hut while occasional sharp reactions '
lave occurred on profit-taking, the
larket has promptly risen again : fter '
ach setback and, as has been raid,
ven more extraordinary prices than (
reviously were established this week.
Iriefly put, the jrreat strength of the <
outhern staple has resulted mainly (
rom the growing appreciation that
t the best the yield this year, for the
hird successive season, will be but '
loderate, and the trade seems to be
iacounting a decidedly bullish esti
late by the Government early in De
ember. Whether this estimate will !
rove as low ns some of the private
orecastn recently issued ? 10,000,000 (
ales, without linters, for instance ? is '
; highly interesting and important !
uestion, and many people are anx- 1
ously awaiting the answer. Mean- 1
krhile, it is seen that the domestic i
onsumption, notwithstanding all 1
he complaints from mill centers of 1
nb^r shortage, and the reports of in- 1
ibility to maintain outputs at ca- ;
tacity, continues very heavy, beinc
ully 595,300 bales in October .exclud
ing linters. This total has been ex
xceeded but three time this year ? in
lanuary, March and May, and only in
Hay by a considerable margin ? and
t is 40,000 bales above the figures of
October, 1916. ? Dun's Review, 17th.
EVERY ONE SHOULD BE LOYAL.
Let the American Fla>r Ik' Displayed
At Every Home.
VI r. Editor:
In these trying: times when our
Country is engaged in the greatest of
ill wars, it is every one's duty to
stand shoulder to shoulder by our
President, and by those in authority.
Every man and woman must do their
'bit," in some way, to help win this
titanic struggle. We will have to
nake sacrifices, and if necessary, we
must give to our limit. Those of us
who cannot go to the trenches in
Prance, can subscribe liberally to the
Y. M. C. war fund, and to the Red
Crops, both of which are noble organi
Again, Mr. Editor, I want to say
right here, that I cannot understand
ivhy any person born under the flag
>f this great and glorious Country,
ran be so unscrupulous, or so base as
to be disloyal, thereby giving aid to
To quote the words of a great
scholar and statesman, such persons
'deserve to be strung up to the near
est lamp post."
Mr. Editor, I would like to see "Old
Glory " floating from every home, not
r>nly in town, but in the rural sections
too. I am proud to say that for the
past several months, I have had a
United States Flag displayed from
my front porch.
F. L. WOODALL.
Clayton, R. No. 2.
Business is a matter of giv<> and
take; the man who thinks exclusively
of the take end of it will not go far.
CARE OF SOLDIERS' FAMILIES.
The Government Han Made Liberal
Allotments to the Dependent Ones.
Governor Bickett has sent the fol
lowing letter to the Local Exemption
"Letters coming to me indicate that
the wives and parents of men in the
army ^re not well posted upon the al
lotments and allowances made for the
support of those dependent upon sol
diers. I would be glad for you to get
the local papers to carry a summary
of these allotments and allowances
given btlow. A number of fathers
and mothers have been to see me, com
plaining that they could not live with
the services of their sons, and in every
case when I have explained these allot
ments and allowances, they have gone
away entirely satisfied so far as the
question of their support is concerned.
"It is expected that every soldier
shall allot a portion of his w:tges to
those dependent upon him. With re
spect to a wife or child the Govern
ment requires an allotment of not
less than $15 per month. The judg
ment of the Government is that the
balance of the soldier's wages will be
ample for him. The Government
clothes, feeds and doctors a soldier
and pays every necessary expense, so
that after making this allotment of
$15 to those depend, nt upon him, he
has $15 a month for his own personal
expenses. An unmarried soldier should
certainly make an allotment of $15
per month to those dependent upon
him, if there be any. Certainly
neither I e nor they should make any
complaint until this is done.
"In addition to these allotments
from the wages of the soldier, the
Government makes to dependents the
"Wife, child, or children:
(a) If there be a wife but no child,
(b) If there be a wife and one
(c) If there be a wife and two
children, $32.50, with $5 per month
for each additional child.
(d) If there be no wife, but one
(e) If there be no wife, but two
(f) If there be no wife, but three
(g) If there be no wife, but four
?hildren, $150, with $5 per month ad
litiom>l for each additional child.
"Grandchild, parent, brother or
(a) If there be one parent, $10.
(b) If there be two parents, $20.
(c) For each grandchild, brother,
sister, nnd additional parent, $5.
"It will be seen from the above that
^he total provision made by the Gov
ernment for a dependent, out of the
soldier's wages and out of the fund
provided by Congress, is $25 per
month for one parent; $30 per month
for wife; $35 per month for two par
ents; $40 per month for wife and one
child, with $5 per month for each
additional child. For wife, one child
and parents the Government will pay
$45 per month, plus $15 out of the
soldier's wages, making $60 per
month. Applications for these allow
ances should be made to the Commis
sioner of Military and Naval Insur
ance, Washington, D. C."
Mr. end Mrs. John Johnson, of Nash
County, spent the week-end in this
Mr. W. O. Hocutt made a business
trip to Smithfield Friday.
Mr. J. Williard O'Neal, of Camp
Jackson, S. C., spent a few hours at
home last week only getting: a twenty
four hour furlough.
Mrs. Sarah Rose left for her home
in Bentonsville last Friday, after
spending a week with her daughter,
Mrs. W. O. Hocutt.
Dr. Wade H. Atkinson, of Washing
ton, P C., arrived Sunday to spend
some time in this community.
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Godwin, of
Wakefield, attended church at Anti
Miss Mny Belle Narron, of Zebulon,
was the guest of her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Narron Saturday
A number of the people from Beth
any attended church at Antioch Sun
Rev. A. A. Pippin filled his regular
appointment at Antioch Sunday, thus
beginning his fifth year as pastor of
The schools over the County are
starting up now. Ours at Sandy
Springs was due to open on the 12th,
under the management of Mr. J. G.
Williamson, of Worley. N. C., and
Miss Mamie Hocutt, but a few days
ago the Committee received a letter
from Mr. Williamson stating that the
school would be delayed, as he was
called for examination for draft ser
vice. We hope that he came clear and
that our school will soon open as we
can send our children better now than
so late in the spring.
NOW GOING ON
A. G. Rabil & Co.
Everything in this tremendous
stock of seasonable Merchan
dise is ! ! now being sold at
Special Bargains in all
Come and see
Big Line of
and coat suits, men's
clothing, etc.. at the low
est prices. Big line of Dry Goods at re
Big Line Of Shoes
Bought before the great advance in prices
and we can save you money on every pair
you buy from us.
Don't Fail to come to see us before vou
buy and we will save you money.
A. G. Rabil & Co.
Smithfield, - - North Carolina