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THE SMITHFIELD HERALD i
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PERSONAL AND LOCAL.
The Herald for next Tuesday will
contain a number of Christmas ar
ticles and some Christmas :.ds. Watch
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Mrs. Carlton Blackwood, of Clay
ton, will spend several weeks here
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
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Superior Court adjourned yesterday
after a three days' session. On ac
count of the bad weather people could
not easily come to town and but few
cases have been disposed of.
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On account of the lateness of the
trains we have been unable to get our
Selma and Benson letters in time for
this issue. All delayed matter will
appear in Tuesday's paper.
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Og account of the snow there was
no school Wednesday, and but few
pupils attended yesterday. School will
will be in session today It will close
for the holidays next Friday.
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Mrs. J. T. Barham, Mrs: E. P.
Youngblood and Frank and Douglas
Youngblood returned Monday night
from a visit to Mrs. Barham's daugh
ter, Mrs. F. W. Davies, at Troy, S. C.
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Mr. R. H. Lee, linotype operator in
The Herald composing room, left this
morning for Fayetteville where he
goes for examination before the Cum
berland County Exemption Board. lie
will be back again Sunday night or
early Monday morning.
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Mr. R. R. Holt end Mr. P. E. White
head and Misses Stella Rutherford and
Bettie Watson went to Raleigh Tues
day evening to witness the play,
"Mary's Ankle," at the Academy of
Music. They had to come home
through the snow, taking about two
hours for the trip.
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Mr. Rolfs E. Boiling, Vice President
of the Chatham and Phenix National
Bank, of New York City, spent
Wednesday here with Mr. W. M. San
ders. Mr. Boiling is a brother of Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson and a prominent
banker of New York. While in the
County he visited Selma, Four Oaks
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Mr. Will D. Avera returned Mon
day from Greenville where he went
to attend the annual meeting of the
North Carolina Conference. Mr. Avera
was a member of the Joint Board of
Finance. He is enthusiastic over the
work of the Conference and regards
the recent meeting as one of the best
he ever attended.
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Mr. 0. L. Rog^s, who formerly
taught school in this county, was in
town this week, having come from
Washington City where he has been
for the past several months. He has
enlisted in the aviation service and
is now waiting for his call to ?the
colors. He will go to his home near
Asheville for few days.
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Smithfield has been visited this
week with a big snow, the biggest in
several years. Snow commenced fall
ing early Tuesday evening and con
tinued through the night and for
awhile Wednesday morning, until it
had reached a depth of about seven
inches. The .weather has been cold
and disagreeable. A little rain fell
yesterday, but it was too cold to melt
much of the snow.
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Mr. Robert A. Wellons left last
night for Atlanta, Georgia, where he
goes to enter the aviation service of
the army. He will enter the school of
Aeronautics of the Georgia School of
Technology where he will spend some
weeks in training for the aviation
service abroad. Mr Wollons is a son
of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Wellons
and is a bright young man, who has
been trained for the law, taking his
course at Washington & Lee Univer
sity. He is the fourth young man of
the town of Smithfield to volunteer for
the aviation service. The others ,are:
Edwin and George Pou and John W.
Avera. His many friends wish for
Mr. Wellons great success as he goes
into the service of his country.
Mr. Bragsflon Johnson, of Camp
Jackson, Colombia, S. C., has been
spending a few days here this week
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Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Brickey left this
week for the old home of Mrs. Brickey
in Indiana, where they will spend the
Christmas holidays. Mr. Brickey is
the manager of the company which
puts out the acetylene gas lights for
country homes in this section. He and
Mrs. Brickey have been living here
since early this year and made a great
number of friends who hope they will
return for the new year.
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For several years past the progres
sive firm of Austin-Stephenson Com
pany, of Smithfield, has had an an
nual clearance sale just before Christ
mas. These sales have been among
the most successful held in Johnston
County and always attract a great
many prospective buyers to Smith
field. The sale is now going on and
will continue until the day before
Christmas when it will close. The
firm is giving to the public some par
gains and the sales are large every
day. Mr. Austin, the manager of the
company, is a great believer in adver
tising and uses the columns of The
Smithfield Herald very freely in these
sales. He is running a page adver
tisement twice a week, and from what
we learn of the business the firm is
doing the ads are bringing in fine re
sults. There are changes made in the
ads every issue, new bargains being
offered each week. No concern in this
section does a greater amount of busi
ness each year than does the Austin
An Ever Welcome Visitor.
Rev. John W. Suttle left Wednesday
morning to return to his home in
Shelby . fter spending a few days in
Smithfield, Benson and Four Oaks. He
was once pastor of the Baptist
churches in these towns for several
years and is always a welcome visitor
in our midst. He spent nine years
in this county and did a great work.
He was one of the fore-runners of the
temperance cause In this section.
While here he was an all-round citi
zen. He entered into and took a part
in the community life and lent his
most earnest support to every good
and upright cause. He went about
among the people and at the time he
left the county he was known by more
people than any other preacher living
in the county.
He is now serving several churches
in his native county of Cleveland
where h; is doing a great work and is
greatly beloved. Such men rre *
power for good among their fellow
men. They are the men who are doing
the really good work of the day. Many
of them are perhaps unknown outside
their own county, but when they go
hence their influence lives and is mul
tiplied among generations yet "un
Cards have been received here read
ing as follows:
"Mr. and Mrs. Miles Pinkney Hilde
brand invite you to be present at the
marriage <?f their daughter, Pearl
Eugenia to Mr. Henry Burwell Mar
row, Tuesday afternoon, December
the twenty-seventh, at five o'clock,
First Baptist Church, Morganton,
"At home after the second of Jan
uary Smithfield, North Carolina."
Prizes for North Carolina Teachers.
The contest for the best essays on
"Why the United Spates is at War,"
which is being conducted through the
North Carolina Historical Commission
amonf the public school teachers of
North Carolina, will close on January
1, 1918. There are ten prizes offered
Group A. For teachers in the Public
A first prize of $75.00.
A second prize of $30.00.
A third prize of $20.00.
A fourth prize of $10.00.
Group ?B. For teachers in Public
A first prize of $75.00.
A second prize of $25.00.
Three prizes of $10.00 each.
These essays must not exceed three
thousand words in length.
It is not too late to enter the con
test, and any teacher interested may
learn full particulars by writing to
County Superintendent L. T. Royall,
Death at the Ivanhoe Mills.
On December 3rd, at the Ivanhoe
Cotton Mills, Mrs. Sarah Lamb died
after an illness of eight days of
paralysis. She was about 70 years
old and leaves three sons and five
daughters. She was a member of the
Primitive Baptist church. She was
buried r.t the old Peedin grave yard,
her funeral being, preached by Elder
J/ T. Colyer, of Micro. She was a
eood neighbor and a good mother. ?
W. J. S.
JOHNSTON COUNTY'S l'AKT.
Below is found Johnston County's
apportionment of the WariSaving^
Stamps by Lpwnship*
Johnston County . . .
Banner Township . . .
Beulah Township . .
Boon Hill Township
Clayton Township .
Meadow Township .
O'Neals Township .
Pine Level Township
Pleasant Grove Township
Smithfield Township . . .
Wilson's Mills Township
Note of Thanks.
I want to thank the people of Smith
field for their kindness shown me in
the death and burial of my husband,
to thank them for the beautiful floral
designs, and to express my deep and
MRS. CLAUDE SMITH.
Smithfield, N. C.
Tuesday's Cotton Market.
The cotton market Tuesday made |
quite a bound when the Government
report placing the crop at 10,949,000
bales was made public. January cot
ton advanced 95 points and closed at
29.53. Spot cotton was 31 cents on
the New York market.
Early Morning Fire.
The people of Smithfield were
aroused from the slumbers Monday
morning a little after one o'clock by
the ringing of the Court House bell
which was a fire alarm. It was found
that some bales of cotton were on fire
on the platform at the depot. A
freight car standing near the platform
loaded with cotton soon caught on
fire and was very badly damaged.
Somewhere around seventy^five bales
of cotton caught on fire and while not
all were consumed they were badly
damaged. It wa3 a bitter cold night
and it was sometime before water
could be turned on the flames. Had
the wind been from thd southeast the
damage would have been much more
serious than it was.
Five Inches Snow in Charlotte.
Charlotte, Dec. 11. ? Five inches of
snow had fallen in Charlotte at mid
night, and it was still coming down.
This is an unusual snow fall for this
section and one of the heaviest ever
known for this season.
7-Inches at Danville.
Danville, Va., Dec. 12. ? A fall of
fine, dry snow beginning at 6 p. m.
yesterday, has continued through the
night with increasing: violence until
its depth at 2 a. m., is seven inches.
There is no sign of diminution.
Why We Fight.
"You are called into this great ser
vice of your country not only for the
purpose of maintaining the ideals for
which America has always stood ? de
mocracy and freedom, and to keep the
torch of Liberty burning throughout
the world ? but also for this more im
mediate object, the protection of our
national rights and the democratic in
stitutions handed down to us as the
result of the valor and blood of our
ancestors. Those are the things for
which you fight." ? From Secretary
McAdoo's Address to Men of the Na
tional Army. _
From now until further notice all
notices of box parties will be regarded
as advertising and a small charge will
be made/ All teachers and others de
siring to publish a notice of box party
will please enclose 25 cents with
notice. This rule will be applied to all.
On account of the bad weather, the
box party which was to be held at
Pomona School tonight, Dec. 14, has
been postponed until Wednesday
night, December 19th. An interesting
program has been prepared and a
good time is promised to all who at
tend. The public is invited to come
and help out the piano fund.
Christmas Tree and Box Party.
On Friday night, Dec. 21, 1917,
there will be a Christmas tree and box
party at Johnson's school house.
Everybody is cordially . invited. ?
There will be a box party at Corinth
School Friday night, December 21st.
In addition to the boxes to be sold,
some investing contests will take
place ? for the most popular girl and
the ugliest man. The proceeds will be
used for the benefit of the school.
Brown School House.
On account of the bad weather the
box party will be postponed until
Wednesday night, Dec. 19th, 1917. ?
A New Trial for the Granville
The State Board of Education gets
a new trial on an appeal to the Su
preme Court in its case against the
Board of County Commisioners of
Granville, brought before Judge Geo.
W. Connor at the August term of
Granville court. The Board of Edu
cation sought a mandamus to compel
the commissioners to lay a special
tax of ten cents on the hundred dollars
valuation of property as necessary to
maintain the public schools of Gran
ville for four months.
The defendants contended that the
existing tax of five cents was suffici
ent and, after a hearing, secured a
Tu^l'rment in their favor from the
lower court. Judge Hoke writes .the
npinion of the court and, in granting a
new trial to the plaintiffs, dwells at
length on the constitutional reference
to the encouragement of roads and
schools in the State. ? North Carolina
THE SMITHFIEL1) MARKET.
Cotton 27 to 28%
Cotton Seed 1.10
Wool 20 to 30
Fat Cattle 5 to 6%
Corn per bushel 1.75 to 1.85
C. R. Sides 30 to 32%
Feed Oats 90 to 1.00
Fresh Pork 20
Elams, per pound 38 to 40
Lard 25 to 32%
rimothy Hay 1.00 to_2.00
Cheese per pound 8f>
Bu ter, per pound 40
Meal 4.75 to 5.00
Flour per sack 6.00 to 6.25
^ofTeff t>*?r pomi.* ... IB to 2^
Cotton Seed "Meal 2.50
Cotton ?eed halt* . . . 1.00
Shipstuff 2.80 to 3.00
Molasses Feed 3.00
Hides, Green 12% to 14
ALL FALL MILLINERY
AT A GREAT SACRIFICE
All Pattern Hats will be sold regardless
35, 40 and 45 cent ribbon during Holidays
at 25 cents per yard.
Miss May Moore has just returned from
the Northern Markets where she has
bought the newest creations in small
hats and flowing veils.
Miss Ora V. Poole
? The Exclusive Millinery Shop?
Smithfield, - - - North Carolina
The Christmas Holidays always call for more or less
strenuous living. You cannot escape the social features
of the season,
It is equally true that you cannot enjoy the season if
you are in a jaded, run-down condition.
can furnish you just the right tonic or corrective to put
your system in mince-pie order. ?
Don't wait till the Christmas sports and the Christmas
feasts have gotten you "all wrong." Take it in time and
fortify your health.
We are in earnest when we subscribe ourselves, L
"Yours for Health," w
ON THE SQUARE SMITHFIFLD, N. C. \
Conic to our More and see the stacks of beautiful
things to wear, and for Christmas presenls, You
will have no trouble finding what to buy
This is to tell you when to bus; it is now-because
if you come in now you will avoid the Christmas
rush and wc can take more time to wait on you,
Socomeinthis week and buy the things )'ou
need t<? buy Our goods possess quality and style,
and our prices are so low that vour Christmas
money will go far.
SmithHeld, - North Carolina
A Squirrel prepares |
for the future - If he |
had money he would |
jj^f have it in the I
TKie Man with money- saves his
money for his future and puts
it in Ihe Bank where it is safe.
THIS PICTURE SHOWS ONE OF NATURE'S LESSONS
TO US. THE SQUIRREL GATHERS AND HOARDS THE
NUTS THAT-HE REALIZES HE WILL NEED SOME DAY.
HE DOESN'T DEPEND ON HIS FRIENDSIN TIMEOF NEED.
HE DEPENDS ON WHAT HE HAS SAVED. HE KNOWS HE
WON'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS WHEN HE IS BROKE AND BE
SIDES THEY COULDN'T SPARE THE FRUITS OF THEIR
DO YOU GET THE POINT.?
PUT YOUR MONEY IN OUR BANK.
' WE PAY H PER CENT INTEREST.
First National Bank
Sn'ithfleld, N. 'C.