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IMPORTANCE OF QUARANTINE.
If a Community Would Control Dis
ease No Individual? Parent, Teach
er, Doctor or Ollicer ? Should \ iolate
No individual can control an epi
demic of measles or whooping cough,
but it is an easy matter for a com
munity to prevent such a calamity.
For instance, a few weeks ago, in a
thriving rural community in this
State, a physician was called to see
a sick child. He said that the child
most likely had whooping cough. But
for two weeks he never came nor in
quired to know for sure, and what is
worse, he never reported it to the
county quarantine officer. Meanwhile,
other children in the same family con
tracted the disease and continued to
go to school. The result is, there are
twenty cases of whooping cough in
the neighborhood, one baby death has
occurred, and the school has been
closed for a period of four weeks or
Now this epidemic that caused a
needless death and much sickness that
could have been prevented, to say
nothing of the time and money lost by
closing the school, probably would not
have happened had that physician
reported that first case to the county
quarantine officer. That was the doc
tor's duty as prescribed by the State
Quarantine Law. It would have been
the duty of the quarantine officer to
have had the house placarded and the
sick child quarantined, also those in
the house who had not had whooping
cough. This would have prevented
the inflection spreading to the school
and through the school to the com
munity. He also would have given
the parents the proper instructions
for dealing with the sick child, and
other members of the family, and for
keeping the disease from spreading.
To have observed these rules would
have been the family's duty. The
neighbors would have been given a
fair chance, by knowing that the dis
ease existed in the community, to
have protected themselves and their
families from the disease. To have
done this would have been the neigh
The first duty of every individual
is to report at once any case of con
tagious disease to th,", county quaran
tine officer. In ? ho other way is he
to know wh&fo disease exists. He will
then give you the further needed in
sU'ttvitons which every honest, law
abiding citizen will be glad to follow.
These instructions are the only safe
guards known for protecting the
health of your own family and that
of your neighbor's. You are fortu
nate in that you live in a State where
the best methods known have been
provided to protect your children
from unnecessary disease.
Cases of communicable diseases re
ported to me last month were:
Measles, Whoqfping Cough, Diph
theria, Small Pox and Scarlet Fever.
Measles ? Carl Philips, Corneal
Bunch, Wendell, Route No. 1; Two
children John Barbour, Four Oaks;
David Merritte, Clayton, R. F. 1).
Whooping Cough ? Five Children of
Murray Sullivant, Nillah Bass, Elmer
Pittman, Kenly, R. F. D.; family of
Jesse Hinnant, Zebulon, R. 1; Five
children of Jesse Evans, Baby Boy
ette, Kenly, R. F. D.
Diphtheria ? Baby of Sam McGee,
Benson, Route No. 1.
Small Pox ? Bryant Horton, Bryant
O'Neal, Clayton, R. F. D.; Baby of
Walter Creech, Fulton Phillips, Pine
Level, R. No. 1; Earl Moody, Wendell,
R. No. 1.
Scarlet Fever ? Ruth Watson, Kenly.
MRS. THEL HOOKS,
County Quarantine Officer.
Receipt for Putting Up Pork.
Cut a side into two or three pieces
so that it may be packed into the
barrel very tightly. Put in one layer
after another until all is in. Then,
put a board on top of this, then a rock
or some heavy weight to hold the
meat under the brine. To make the
brine put a quart of salt to a gallon
of water. Let this come to a boil and
stand over night until perfectly cold.
Then strain and pour over the meat.
Be sure to have a sufficient quantity
of brine to cover the meat.
Several have asked me for this re
cipe. There may be others who
would like to try it, so I am sending
it to The Herald.
Smithfield, N. C., R. 2.
Dr. Johnson's Trial In March.
The trial of I)r. Lemuel J. Johnson,
the 23-year-old dentist accused of
murdering his 19-year-old bride, Mrs.
Alice Knight Johnson ,will begin in
the Hustings court in Richmond
March 11. This was the date fixed
by Judge D. C. Richardson aft?r he
had heard from Commonwealth's At
torney Wise, who asked that the trial
be set for February 26, and from
John E. Woodard, of Wilson, N. C.,
one of the Johnson lawyers, who re
quested that the trial go over until
early in March.
(Stanley Kidder Wilson in N Y Sun.)
Staff of life
Rah rah boys
Yet be not
One way we're
Votes won't be
The Importance of Poultry Raising.
The high price of eggs, and the high
prices Poultry is bringing in our mar
kets should cause poultry raisers
everywhere to increase their capacity
and consider the best and most eco
nomical methods of feeding for profit
There should be just as much effort
to raise Poultry everywhere as there
is to raise food and vegetable crops.
Small flocks of Poultry can be advan
tageously kept in wire enclosures in
back yards and suburban places, with
the best results. In fact the best re
sults from Poultry are usually obtain
ed from Hocks of twelve or fifteen. *
The ordinary wastage from house
hold use, such as outside cabbage and
lettuce leaves, turnip tops, ground or
crushed bones, and nearly all left
over scraps, make excellent poultry
food, and feeding to poultry provides
one of the best means of using up
these waste products. These will en
able families to raise their own poul
try and have a supply of eggs for
their own use at a very small cost.
Every effort should be made to in
crease poultry production, not only in
small city or suburban lots, but by
poultry raisers and farmers every
where, as it is one of the best and
most efficient methods of increasing
our food production, and, at the same
time, one of the most profitable enter
prises that can be undertaken at the
F. H. BROOKS,
Food Administrator of
CARTER'S CHAPEL SCHOOL.
Community Enjoying Sunshine. The
Death of an Infant.
Our community is wearing smiles
to see the sun shining again.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Pittman visited
their Uncle, Mr. Sanders Pittman,
Sunday. Mr. Pittman is on the sick
list. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Misses Aileen Blaylock and Jennie
Atkinson spent Sunday afternoon
Mr. T. W. Anderson returned from
a visit to his mother in Mount Olive
We are sorry to note the death of
Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Woodruff's infant
son, bom Feb. 1st.
We are sorry to note the departure
of Mr. P A. Gardner from our sec
tion. We wish him much success in
the Micro section.
Negroes at Kenly in Red Cross.
Kenly, February 6. ? Sunday after
noon at two-thirty o'clock in the
colored Missionary Baptist church
the colored people of Kenly were or
ganized as a branch of the local chap
ter of the Kenly Red Cross Society.
Addresses were made by Professor
M. B. Andrews, Mrs^ H. F. Edgerton,
Mr. D. B. Sasser, and Mrs. C. J. Je
rome. The organization was directed
by Mrs. ?dgerton and Miss Marie
Kirby. The colored people responded
most heartily to the appeals that
were made, and seventeen became
members at once. The spirit of the
meeting may be expressed by saying
that immediately after the organiza
tion wa3 completed, Jesse Earl, one
of the leading colored business men
here, stepped forth and offered his
large hall free to the colored Red
Cross workers of the community. The
following officers were elected and
installed: Chairman, Mamie Hudson;
Vice-Chairman, Heslan Morgan; Sec
retary, Adora McDonald; Treasurer,
Wishing Boys a Hard Time.
That human redeemer of thousands
of boys, Judge Ben Lindsey,- says:
"The best hope I can have for any
American boy is that he will have a
hard time rather than a good time,
I infinite difficulties rather than ease."
MORE ABOUT INCOME TAXES.
Every Person, Firm or Corporation
Must Report Every Person to
Whom $800 Is Paid in Wages or
Ral-igh, NT. C., February 5, 1918. ?
Somebody is going to tell on you if
you don't pay your income tax. Con
gress has fixed it so that somebody
must tell, whether he wants to or not.
One section of the War Income Tax
Law, exhaustively comprehensive in
scope, requires every person, without
exception, and every corporation,
partnership, association, and insur
ance company, in whatever capacity
jR-ting, who paid $800 or more to an
other person, corporation, partner
ship, association, or insurance com
pany, as interest, rent, salaries,
wages, premiums, annuities, compen
sation, ronumeration, emoluments or
other fixqd or determinable gains,
profits, and income, to report the
name and address of the person, cor
poration, etc., to whom the payment
was wade, together with the amount
of the payment, to the Commisisoner
of Internal Revenue at Washington,
using a form prescribed for the pur
pose ? Form 1099 ? now to be had
from Collec'or J. W. Bailey's office.
The lorms must be filled out and re
turned on or before March 1, 1918, ac
companied by Form 1096, which is a
letter of transmittal and affidavit
certifying the accuracy of Form 1099.
NEGRO, 62, SAYS HE IS
FATHER OF :*5 CHILDREN.
Wayne County Colored Farmer, Wit
ness in Court, Tells Judge
Goldsboro, Feb. 2. ? In original
negro dialect in which he mingled fun
and pathos such as only an old south
ern darkey is capable of doing, John
Borden, a highly respected colored
farmer of this county, expressed his
affectionate feeling in his best Eng
lish when he related a story to Judge
Whedbee, who presided at a term of
Superior court held here this week
for the trial of civil cases, claiming
that he at present had fourteen sons
serving in Uncle Sam's army, was the
father of thirty-five children, and had
been married three times.
This interesting news came to light
Thursday morning during the process
of a divorce case being tried in which
farmer Borden was a witness for the
Judge Whedbee, who in a spirit of
humor asked Borden if he wanted to
marry the woman after she secured
a divorce, or in other words, was he
trying to aid her to get a divorce in
order that he might marry her, was
somewhat surprised at the answer
given him by Borden, as was also
lawyers and spectators who chanced
to be in the court room at the time
the old darkey "opened up" and told
a story that has present-day fiction
story writers beat to a frazzle.
Judge Whedbee's question, which
Borden answered in the negative,
gave the darkey an opening, and for
several. minutes he held the undivided
attention of his audience while he un
folded his life's remarkable history.
Borden said he had been married
three times, two of his wives were
dead and the third living. That he
was the father of thirty-five children,
fifteen by his first wife, twelve by
his second wife, and eight by his pres
ent wife. That his first wife gave
birth to four boys each time for
throe times, and at one time his sec
ond wife presented him with three
boys and one girl, all arriving within
a period of a half hour. Concluding
he said that twenty-seven of his chil
dren were still living, the youngest
being only twenty-two months old,
and that he had fourteen sons in
Uncle Sam's army. The negro stated
he was 62 years of age. ? News and
DON'T KILL THE LAYING HENS.
The Ekrs Will Add (o (he Food Sup
ply of the Nation.
Every laying hen sold from the
farms before the first of May means
a loss of about 30 eggs to the food
supply of the nation. These eggs are
valuable food, manufactured largely
from insects, weeds and grass, gar
bage and waste. The eggs, there
fore, rre almost wholly a net gain in
human food. Moreover, the hen is
just as good meat after she has laid
these eggs as before.
Save the hens is the message that
the United States department of agri
culture is sending abroad through
press notices and posters, and thrcugh
its county agents, especially in the
southern poultry raising sections.
Called Home From School.
Benson, Feb. 4. ? Miss Lerma God
win, who is teaching at New Beulah,
was called home last Friday on ac
count of the sickness and death of
her niece, Little Miss Allene Barbour.
She will return to her school apain
On account of the unfavorable weather
during our Sale, we will continue to sell all
sale goods at the same prices as during the
sale for a week or two.
We have still quite a large stock of these
goods. We are selling the larger per cent of
them cheaper than the wholesale price.
SMITHFIELD, N. C
Big Lot Fertilizers Now on Hand
At Smithfield and Four Oaks !
200 Tons 8-3-3
200 Tons 8-2-2
50 Tons Nitrate Soda
25 Tons Muriate Potash
Cotton Seed Meal
Mr. J. W. Sanders has charge of our Fertilizer
business at Four Oaks. We can deliver in Car Load
Lots or in smaller lots anywhere in county.
We have on hand Two Car Loads nice Buggies.
Well selected stock of Furniture.
Biggest Stock of Dry Goods we have ever carried.
Give us a call and let us show you our goods.
Smithfield, N. C.