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SELMA MERCHANTS' MEETING.
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Patriotic Subject* Discussed Hon.
Minor Wallace to Speak ?
School Auditorium Next Thur* >
Night. Personal Notes of Interest.
Selma, Feb. 6.-Mr James Liles
epent Monday in Richmond, V a., the
guest of friends. wi,h,ir
Messrs. Junius Peedin and W.lbur
Perkins spent Sunday in Kuleigh with
relatives and friends.
Mr. Reginald Futrell, of I lulade -
phia, is here this week the guest o
hl" Ve'wgret to announce the illness
of Mr. W. A. Strickland, who has been
confined to his room this week.
Mr. L. D. Debnam went to 1 ayette
ville today on business. ?
Supt. E. H. Moser has purchase!
the handsome home of * r< ?
Wood on Anderson Street, rcce
ZZm by Rev. J. G Johnson, and
has moved his family there.
Mrs. A. R. Hooks and children, of
Dunn, arc the guests of Mrs. L.
Debnam this week.
Rev. J. 0. Johnson and family,
? have lived in Selma for a number of
years, have moved to Smithfi i .
f8 with sincere regret that we see
these good people move from our
midst, r.nd our best wishes go with
them to their new home.
Mr W Herbert Ray, of Salem,
Mass.', is in town this week represent
ing the Sanborn Map Co., of
York Mr. Ray is engaged in making
In insurance survey of the town
which, when completed, wil greatl;
facilitate the work of the local
Mrs G. H. Morgan returned Mon
day from Smithfield where she had
been visiting her brothers for the past
^Mr'Ts. Barnes, of Wilder* town
ship. was in the city today to appear
before the Local Board for examina
tion and is now ready to answer his
country's call. He is the son of
Representative J- W. Barnes, and has
two brothers now in training in ( amp
Mr. W. L. Stancil spent Sunday
afternoon shaking hands with old
friends in our sister town Clayton
Attorney E. J. Wellons, of Smith
field, was in the city today for a few
hours on business.
Hon. Minor Walalce will address
the people of Selma in the Graded
Schoo' Auditorium on Thursday even
ing, February 14th, at 7:30 o clock.
The regular meeting of the Selma
Merchants' Association was held at
a surfer in the Association s offices
last Thursday night with a full a -
tendance. Supt. E. H. Moser address
ed the meeting immediately after sup
per on the Community Spirit and the
Boosting of Our Town. Mr Moser s
address was enjoyed by the entire
audience, and was an inspiration to
the members to put forth more effort
to make a bigger, better, bro*||er
Selma. In the business meeting that
followed the address a decision was
reached to secure for the town a com
munity mule for the purpose of plow
ing the gardens during the coming
spring and summer. The meeting ex
pressed itself as being heartily in
favor of a spirited campaign to get
every vacant lot ia town planted the
coming summer in some kind of food
or feed stuffs. Arrangements are be
ing made to furnish free seeds for the
gardens, and a community man, mule,
and plow will be available to put the
gardens in readiness for the seeds.
The Association will in the near
future arrange a meeting for all the
clerks in town, and an able speaker
will be secured to talk to them about
their troubles and the means of stop
A Radcliffe Chautauqua will be hem
in Selma for three days, February 15,
16 and 18th. A Wake Up Amcrica
Program will be used, and the pro
gram is one that will be interesting to
any patriotic American. Wake Up
America, The Call of Democrat j.
Mobilizing American Kitchens to Help
Win the War, Patriotism Expressed
in Domestic Science, are some of the
numbers on the program. The enter
tainments will be held under the di
rection of Dr. William Rader.
WONDERFUL RECORD MADE.
Stanton Daily News.
Of all the members of the Cabinet
the Secretary of the Navy and the
Secretary of War have been the sub
' jects of the most scathing criticism
and ridicule, but they have gone
steadily on with their duties and have
filled them faithfully. Under Mr.
Daniels our navy has grown to be the
second in size and efficiency in the
world, and no better body of men can
be found in any service than the com
missioned officers and enlisted men in
the United States Navy. New meth
ods of educating and training these
men have been devised and put into
operation, and the efficiency of the
force is unequalled. So admirable is
the present navy that for the first
time Mr. Roosevelt has praised some
thing not connected with his own ac
tivities Mr. Daniels has certainly
proved his fitness for his post.
The work of Mr. Iiaker in the War
Department has been wonderful.
From a force of less than 150,000
men regulars and militiamen, the
United States Army has developed
into a force of about a million and a
half; the largest body of troops ever
; raised by the United States. These
men have been armed, uniformed and
equipped. Training camps for' officers
have heen organized and ammunition
'taught ther duties; munition plants
have been organized and amunition
supplied in ample quanitics. The
food supplied the men has been suf
ficient in quality and of nourishing
quality and there has been no "em
balmed beef" scandal such as stained
the record of the War Department at
the outbreak cf the Spanish War.
Doubtless some things might l ave
been done better: but Mr. Baker is but
i human and is liable to err. It is safe to
say, in no other emergency have mat
ters been handled any better, if so
well. It is true that the War Depart
ment has expended great sums of
money, but it has accomplished re
sults and that is what is desired. In
all of this expenditure there has been
no savor of corruption, of favoritism
or of nepotism. If there have been
errors they have been clean errors of
judgment and no man can be always
free from those errors.
When the heat of passion passes
we feel sure that the judgment of the
nation will be that it would have been
very difficult to have had better men
in these posts than those now filling
them, and tfcat posterity will acclaim
them as it has acclaimed so many of
THE NEWS IN CLAYTON.
Clayton, N. C., Feb. 6. ? Mr. Harvey
Parker arid sister Maggie who are in
school ! ere spent last week-end with
their parents a few miles below
Mr. Paul G. Gulley who is in school
at Wake Forest College stopped over
last Friday and spent the day and
night with his sister, Mrs. J. L. God
win, before going to Nashville to
spend the week-end with his mother,
Mrs. M. M. Gulley.
Mrs. Harrison spent a few days this
week with relatives at Greensboro.
Dr. II. 11. Home came down from
New York last week and spent a few
days with his parents. He was en
route to Morrisville to see his uncle,
Mr. Sam Home, who is critically ill.
Dr. Home is a very distinguished man
and always welcome to our town. He
visited the school one morning while
Mr. Hale Blackwood who for a long
time has held a responsible position
with Mr. Y. M. Holland has resigned
and last week left for Durham where
he will work for Messrs. Carrington
and Rogers, druggists. "Tiny," as
he was best known, will be greatly
missed here, but we hope for him
much success. Mr. Odel Barnes has
accepted the position with Mr. Hol
Mr. Vaughn Poole returned last
week from Norfolk, Va., where he
has been working for some time.
The Red Cross Chapter meets every
Wednesday and welcomes those who
will go and assist in the good work.
The Juniors, those who are in school
during the week, meet on Saturday
afternoon from two until five o'clock.
On Friday evening, February 8th,
at eight o'clock, in the Clayton High
School Auditorium the expression
pupils of Miss Ida Wooten will ren
der the following program:
Stumped Toe Cooper
Dead Pussy Cat Pearson
Soul of the Violin Merrill
Monologue ? Wrho's Afraid . . Cooper
Pantomine ? Coming through the Rye;
My Heart's in the Highlands.
Pantomine ? The Faiwne . . Hiawatha
The Men that Didn't Fit in . . Service
Chad's Story of the Goose .... Smith
Your Flag and My Flag Nesbit
Pantomine ? Star Spangled Banner
This entertainment is well gotten
up and no doubt all those who attend
will feel that their money is well
spent. Attend the entertainment,
spend <\n evening of enjoyment, cheer
up the class and teacher. By so doing
you are helping a most worthy cause
? The Red Cross. Admission 15 and
Provost Marshal General Crowder
Monday announced that the move
ment of the last increments of men
selected in the first draft will begin on
February 23 and continue for a period
of five days. This will complete the
operation on the first draft as all
states will have furnished their full
quotas. The movement will bring the
strength of the national army up to
the 085,000 men contemplated in the
first draft. Camp Lee will receive
3,000 of the selectmen. West Virginia
will send 1,520 men to Camp Meade
instead of to Camp Lee.
SKILLED WORKMEN WANTED
BY THE GOVERNMENT.
In order to build ships to trans
port our troops, and supplies for our
troops and Allies, the Government has
entered into the ship-building busi
ness upon., a large scale, :?nd is in
need of thousands of skilled workmen.
The Government needs one hundred
and twenty-five different lines of
Mechanics and Laborers. I give. just
a few, to wit: Auto mechanic, Black
smith, Boiler maker, Draughtsmen
(mechanical) Drillers, Engineers,
Electricians, Firemen, Machinists,
Plumbers, Pipe Cutters, Stage Build
Any one desiring to enter the Gov
ernment service, helping to build the
ships, may see me and register for
this service. The Government pays
good wages a^id has provided com
fortable quarters for all workmen.
Those who are too old to go to war
can "do their bit" in this work as
much so as the man who shoulders a
gun and goes to the trenches. Gen.
Pershing says, "Make a bridge of
ships to France," thus meaning: to
build sufficient ships to make a real
bridge across the ocean. We practi
cally need this, in order to transport
our soldiers and supplies quickly
enough to end this war in 1918.
See me right away, if you desire to
enlist in this service.
F. H. BROOKS,
Chairman, County Council
Smithfield, N. C., Feb. 7, 1918.
MASSEY'S CHAPEL NEWS.
Mrs. Sarah Jones is visiting at the
home of Mr. J. L. Gurlcy at Sclma
Mr. Tom Braswell, of near Royal
School visited Mr. W. B. Braswell
Sunday and carried him a nice bird
We are glad to leam that Mr.
Charlie Crocker and Mr. C. R. Bras
well are out again after a severe case
Mr. Johnnie Wiggs has returned to
camp Sevier, S. C., after spending a
few days with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Barden visited
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Riley, of Fremont, Saturday night
We are sorry to note that Mr. Will
Starling's baby has pneumonia.
Messrs. Coin Tart and father, J. C.
Tart, James French, and Rayford
Oliver were in Goldsboro Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Wiggs made a
business trip to Pine Level Tuesday.
W. X. J.
Mr. J. D. Gardner, who has been in
the milling business here, has moved
back to Angier.
We are glad to say that Master
Major Jones, who has been sick with
pneumonia, is improving.
The merchants of Micro like the
heatless Mondays for it gives them
a chance to cut and haul wood for the
rest of the week.
M iss Mary Kornegay has been
spending a while with her sister, Mrs.
C. A. Fitzgerald.
Miss Lucile Owens is visiting her
sister Mrs. S. C. Batten.
Miss Mary Sellers is spending a
short while in Micro.
Mr. R. D. Davis spent part of last
week at Camp Jackson with his son,
Mr. Luther Davis.
Mr. W. N. Bardcn's children are
improving after a few days sickness
Messrs. Neuelle Stancil and Clinton
Creech spent Sunday afternoon in
Dr. B. L. Aycock has been visiting
his mother, Mrs. B. L. Aycock.
One of Selma's Daughters Becomes
the Bride of Clinton Druggist.
Selmn, Feb. 6. ? Last Monday even
ing at the home of the bride on Rail
road street, Miss Gladys Whitley was
quietly married to Mr. William Flem
ing Black, of Clinton, N. C. Rev. C.
K. Proctor, pastor of the bride, per
formed the ceremony in his usual
solemn and impressive manner.
The marriage was quite informal,
only the immediate members of the
family being present to witness the
ceremony. The bride was handsome
ly attired in a going-away suit of
midnight blue, with hat, gloves, and
shoes to match, while the groom was
clothed in coventional black.
The bride is the beautiful and ac
complished daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
T. H. Whitley, of Selma, and the
groom is a pominent young druggist,
of Clinton, N. C.
Immediately after the ceremony,
the happy couple left on the 8: 40 A.
C. L. train for Richmond, Washington,
New York and other points north, on
their honeymoon. They will be at
home after February loth, Clinton,
Short notices of box parties will be
published at a nominal price of 25
cents er.ch. Stamps or coin should be
There will be a box party at Car
ter's School House on Friday nigh',
February 15. Everybody invited. E.
H. Moser to deliver an address.
Oak Grove School.
There will be a box party at Oak
Grove (Hopewell) School on Saturday
night, February 16th. A prize will be
given to the married lady whose box
brings the highest price, also to the
smallest girl who brings a box, and to
the smallest boy who buys a box |
There will be an observation booth
and other amusements. Everybody I
Everybody is invited to come to j
Poplar Spring School House, Fri- 1
day night, February 15th, at 7:30
o'clock and enjoy the evening with us. :
We will have an old time Spelling
Bee, country against school and other
amusements, followed by box party.
Proceeds from sale of boxes to go to |
school. ? Teachers.
sent with notice.
A Call for a War Savings Institute.
The one supreme task that con- 1
fronts this Nation is the Winning of
the War. To this end the Government j
is calling on the people of North !
Carol?na to invest forty-eitrht million :
dollara in Thrift Stamps and War
Savings Certificates. To the timid
ths task is a terror ? to the heroic it
is a challenge.
If the people of North Carolina re
spond to this call it will mean two
First, that we have done, not our
bit, but our best.
Second, the habits of thrift neces
sary to save forty-eight million dol- !
lars and the working capital thereby t
created will insure the financial inde- '
pendence of our people.
To accomplish this gigantic task
plans systematic and comprehensive
must be laid. To this end and at the
request of Col. F. H. Fries, State
Director of the National War Savings
Committee, I hereby call a War Sav
ings Institute to be held in the City
of Raleigh on the 12th and 13th days
of February, 1918. Trained experts
will conduct the Institute, and on
Tuesday night, th6 12th, speakers of
international reputation will address
All people interested in the work
are cordially invited, but I nominate
and appoint the following delegates:
1. Every county superintendent of
2. Every superintendent of town
and city schools.
3. Every farm demonstration agent.
4. Every home demonstration agent.
5. One physician from each county
in the State to be named by the State
Board of Health.
6. Every county chairman of a
political party in the State.
I earnestly urge the boards of coun
ty commissioners ,to pay the actual
expense^ of the Farm and Home
Demonstration Agents and the physi
cian. I earnestly urge the county
and city boards of education to pay
the actual expenses of their repre
sentatives. It would be impossible
for these boards to spend money that
will yield larger returns to the public.
Let it be borne in mind that this
meeting is not .to be a celebration,
but, as its name implies, it is to be a
school, and all who attend will be
thoroughly taught just what they are
expected to do and just how to do it.
T. W. BICKETT,
This the 31st day of January, 1918.
A very exciting game of basket ball
was played between Pomona and
Hopewell, on the Hopewell grounds,
Friday, February 1. The score was
10 to 10.
The line up:
Pomona ? I). Talton, R. F., J. Tal
ton, L. F., J. Hamilton, C., R. Hill, R.
G., J. Talton, L. G.
Hopewell ? R. Adams, R. F., R.
Laughter, L. F., R. Baker, C., C. John
son, R. G., "Jack" Wallace, L. G.
Field goals: Pomona ? John Talton
2, Jasper Hamilton 1. Hopewell ? Roby
Baker 4, C. Johnson 1.
Fouls ? Talton 2, Talton 2.
Mr. Dewey Stallings Referee.
R. B. G.
"If all the women in America
should stop doing the things they are
doing and making the sacrifices they
are making we should have to with
draw from the war." ? Secretary of
A $46 50 Suit of Tailor Made Clothes to be given
away Free at our
Today and Saturday
You don't have to buy a Suit to get a chance.
All we want you to do is to put your name in
the box and on Saturday night at 8 o'clock our
representative, Mr. Joe Epstin, will present the
suit to the one holding the lucky number. Don't
fail to see Joe at
Smithfield, N. C.
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WAGONS, WAGONS & HARNESS.
Call on Selma Supply Co.
A FEW LITTLE DUTCH SULKY
Plows that we can save you money
on. Austin-Stephenson Company.
TWO CAR LOADS BUGGIES JUST
unloaded. Cotter-Underwood Com
pany, Smithfield, N. C.
TOBACCO BED CANVASS ON
hand now. Austin-Stephenson Com
ANOTHER SUPPLY OF "TEN
Nights in a Barroom," just received
at Herald Office. Price 5 cents. By
mail 8 cents.
TOBACCO BED CANVASS ON
hand now. Austin-Stephenson Com
CHOICE SOY BEAN SEED FOR
sale. Large yellow Mammoth. See
Walter V. Blackman (Near Hocd's
Grove) Benlonville, N. C., Route
CAR LOAD OF BEST MULES EVER
brought to Smithfield. W. R. Long.
TOBACCO BED CANVASS ON
hand now. Austin-Stephenson Com
SEE US FOR POULTRY NETTING
and goose fence. Cotter Hardware
JUST RECEIVED A CAR LOAD OF
good Mattresses. Austin-Stephen
BUY YOUR ACID AND COTTON
seed meal from the Cotter-Under
wood Company, Smithfteld. Full
supply now on hand.
IF YOU WANT A NICE SPRING
suit of tailor made clothes see Joe
Epstin at the Cotter-Underwood
Company today and Saturday and
give your order.
IF YOU WANT CEMENT SEE THE
Smithfteld Hardware Company.
JUST RECEIVED BIG LOT CAN
vas cloth for tobacco beds. Cotter
FOR THE BEST FURNITURE SEE
WE SELL THE NEW WAY AIR
Cooled Gasoline Engine. Cotter
Hardware Company, Smithfteld.
SEE JOE EPSTIN AT COTTER-UN
derwood Company today or Satur
day with his fine line of tailor made
clothing. Get that suit made now.
ONE CAR AMERICAN FENCE JUst
received. We have any height.
Cotter Hardware Company.
PLOWS AND PLOW CASTING,
Disc and Section Harrows, Inter
national Harvester Co., and Acme
makers. Roberts-Atkinson Com
pany, Selma, N. C.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CAR
of Muriate of Potash. Come quick
if you want any. Cotter-Under
TWO CAR LOADS OF ASPHALT
roofing just received. Cotter Hard
ware Company, Smithfield, N C.
WE HAVE ON HAND A FEW GOOD
mules and horses for sale. Cotter
FERTILIZER FOR ALL CROPS Now
on hand. Get our prices. Roberts
Atkinson Co., Selma, N. C.
IF YOU WANT CEMENT SEE THE
Smithficld Hardware Company.
"POINTS FOR EMPHASIS," ON S.
S. Lessons for 1918. A nice little
commentary by Hight C. Moore, D.
D. Price 25 cents. Herald Office,
LATHS AND SHINGLES. W. M.
SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR
farm implements and harness.
Smithfield Hardware Company.
LATHS AND SHINGLES. W. M.
FARMERS WHO HAVE SEED
peas and Soy Beans for sale can
find a ready market by' inserting a
little ad in The Smithfield Herald.
Price one cent a word eacl; inser
LATHS AND SHINGLES. W. M.
LOST: AUTOMOBILE CHAIN, ON
Sunday morning, in Smithfield.
Finder please return to A. S. John
W. M. SANDERS EXPECTS A CAR
load of sugar in the next few days.
SEE US FOR ASPHALT ROOFING
and proslate shingles. Cotter
I HAVE FOR SALE THREE FULL
blood male shepherd puppies. See
me at my blasksmith shop if you
want them. C. A. Utley, Smithfield,
NICE CAR MULES WELL BROKEN
Gome look them over. Roberts
Atkinson Co., Selma, N. C.
I WILL HAVE A CAR OF NICE
mules to arrive by Monday morning,
February 11th. W. R. Long Mule
Company, Smithfield, N. C.
TO THE CITIZENS OF
SMITHFIELD, N. C.
Take notice that the assessment for
the asphalt pavement, granolithic
side walks and curb and gutter as
contained in the assessment roll con
firmed by the Board of Commisisoners
of the town of Smithfield, at a special
meeting held on January 18th, 1918,
are now due and payable to the
Mayor, H. L. Skinner, or his special
clerk, J. N. Cobb, who has charge of
collection of these asessments, and
any assessment may be paid to the
said H. L. Skinner, through his clerk,
J. N. Cobb, at any time before March
7, 1918, without any interest. In the
event said assessment be not paid
within said time the same shall bear
interest at the rate of six per cent
annually from the date of confirma
tion of the assessment roll, January
18, 1918. The whole assessment may
be paid, or one-tenth (1-10) of the
same may be paid and the remainder
paid in nine (9) equal installments
annually, with six per cent interest
from January 18, 1918.
If any assessment or installment
is not paid when due, it shall be sub
ject to the same penalties as are now
prescribed for unpaid taxes, in ad
dition to the interest herein provided
By order of the Board of Commis
sioners of the town of Smithfield, this
February 7, 1918.
H. L. SKINNER,
F. H. Brooks, Atty.
The undersigned having qualified as
Administrator on the estate of Wade
Watson, deceased, hereby notifies all
persons having claims against said
estate to present the same to me duly
verified on or before the 8th day of
February, 1919, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery; and
all persons indebted to said estate
will make immediate payment.
This 7th dav of Februarv. 1918.
Wellons and Wellons, Attys.