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SMITH FIELD, N.
WYOMING AT SELMA BURNED.
Old Landmark Destroyed by Fire
Eaily Tuesday Morning. Occu
pants Had Barely Time to Save
Their Personal Belonging. Many
Local Items of Interest In and
Selma, Feb. 20.? Mr. and Mrs. L.
T. Rbse, of Clayton, were here Mon
day for a few hours.
Mr. J. A. Jones spent Sunday with
friends in Benson, returning Monday.
Corporals Barnie Henry and Flet
cher Futrell, of Camp Sevier, are
here this week the guests of relatives
Messrs. H. P. and Weldon Barnes,
of Archer, were here for a few hours
Mr. Walter G. Ward went to Wilson
Tuesday afternoon on business.
Messrs. S. B. Creech and Roger
Strickland spent Sunday, the guests
of friends in Nash County.
Mr. F. B. Whitley went to Raleigh
Monday, returning in the afternoon.
Miss Addie Talton, of Smithfield,
spent Tuesday here, the guest of
Mr. William Creech spent Sunday
in Goldsboro with friends. ^
Mrs. R. A. Suber and children, of
W ilmington, are here this week visit
ing Mrs. Suber's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Whitley.
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Wall will move
this week to the house formerly oc
cupied by the family of Lieut. Stanley
on Green Street.
Miss Lanie Daughtry spent Sunday
with her parents in the Yelvington
^Tr. D. B. Oliver, of Pine Level,
was here for a few hours today on
Mrs. J. H. Griffin returned Tuesday
from a visit to relatives in Wake
Mr. Luther T. Pearce, of Camp
Sevier, is spending this week with
relatives here and in Micro. Mr
Pearce is in the ordnance Depart
Mr. Chas. S. Creech spent Tuesday
in the Capital City on business fpr
J. A. Coburn's Greater Minstrels
. will be at the New Opera House
Wednesday night, February 27th, for
one night only. They have a com
pany of thirty-one people, with a
private car and orchestra. This is a
high class show of its kind and con
tains many new and original features
including the original Hawaiian Club.
The tickets will be on sale at the
Selma Drug Company. Admission,
35, 50 and 75 cents.
Radcliffe's Chautauqua closed a
three day entertainment here last
Monday night, which proved t? be
one of the best Chautauquas ever held
here. The program, which was pa
triotic throughout, was one to catch
and hold the interest of their audi
ence. The lectures were especially
The members of the Merchants As
sociation will have the other business
men of the town as their guests at an
oyster supper that will be served in
their offices Thursday night at 7:30
o'clock. All the business firms in
town are expected to be represented,
and questions of general interest
will be discussed. Supt. E. H. Moser
and Rev. C. K. Proctor will address
The Wyoming Hotel, here was
burned down on the morning of Tues
day, February 19th. The hotel was
of frame construction, and in rather
bad repair, and was burning to such
an extent, that it was impossible for
the firemen to do anything to save the
main building. The firemen, how
ever did good work in saving adjoin
ing buildings on the same lot, the
hotel building being the only one
burned. The origin of the fire is un
known, it being first discovered by an
operator at the Union station, burn
ing on the North end of the building.
The hotel had been closed to the public
and the only occupants with the ex
ception of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchener,
were Mr. G. W. Evans, Cashier of
the First National Bank, and three
railroad men. When awakened, they
only had time to save their personal
belongings, and very little furniture
was saved. Mr. Mitchener, however,
in preparation for the closing of the
hotel, had moved a part of the furni
ture out, and the loss -in this respect
was not total. We understand that
the building was insured for $3,500,
with no insurance on furniture. The
erection of a modern brick hotel on
the site of the old Wyoming is being
discussed rather freely here, and we
understand that this will be done.
Selma has long felt the need of a
modern hotel, and the passing of this
old land mark opens the way for a 1
good hotel, and we hope that our peo- ,
pie will see that it is secured. i
SANDY SPRINGS NOTES.
The people are well pleased with
the conduct of the Sandy Springs
school. Mr. Massey, the principal,
and Miss Mamie Hocutt are good in
structors and are using their best
efforts for the children placed under
The box party given at Sandy
Springs scl ool recently brought in
about sixty dollars.
The farmers are busy now mowing
down the stalks and getting ready for
planting. The crop of foodstuffs will
be increased. It is time for us to
wake up and raise our honH> supplies.
Mrs. M. E. Narron and Misses
Erma and Hernon Narron, of Emit,
spent Sunday with Mr. J. O. Hifiton
Mr. M. C. Hinton made a business
trip to Zebulon Saturday.
Mrs. L. Strickland and Miss Vannie
Strickland, of Emit, spent Friday
with Mr. J. E. Hinton's family.
Messrs. S. B. Strickland, A. C.
Narron, L. Strickland and Ira John
son made a business trip to Smith
field last week.
Our neighborhood is stirred up over
mad dogs and hogs. Several dogs
have gone mad around here and Mr.
W. R. Oneal has had a hog or two
to go mad. ? H. O. J.
WLSON'S MILLS SCHOOL NEWS.
Wilson's Mills, Feb. 20. ? Mrs. Hol
lowell, State Organizer of Safety
Leagues, visited our school Tuesday
Morning. She delivered a very in
spiring and thoughtful speech on her
work. At the conclusion of this a
Safety League was organized in our
school with the election of the follow
ing officers: James Turnage, Presi
dent; Elizabeth Uzzle, Vice-President;
Harriet Uzzle, Secretary; Miss Clair
Hodges, Treasurer; and Miss Clem
Bridges, Honorary President.
The following committees were ap
pointed: Observation Committee,
Chairman, Anthony Uzzle; Assistants,
Aubrey Massey, Joseph Sanders, Nor
wood Liles, Herman Todd; Accident
Committee, Chairman, Wilton Smith;
Assistants, Cecil Turnage, Orrell
Massey; Scrapbook Committee, Chair
man, Lena Whitley; Lucy Turnage,
Lucy Gunn Uzzle, Addie Beaty and
Jenny B. Tomlinson.
We are now hopeful that many of
the needed improvements will be
made at an early date. Each com
mittee has begun to function and
some things of importance have been
Among the visitors at School this
week were: Mrs. C. M. Wilson, Mrs.
W. C. Wilson, and Miss Inez Honrine.
According to rumor a very gentle
ghost paid a visit to the home of Mr.
W. G. Wilson while he and wife were
absent on a visit to their son Noah
in New York. Those at home, yet
not in the receiving line, beheld its
searchlight and would not condesend
to entertain it. There remained but
one (a little child did lead them) who
willingly met the stranger or rather
purposed to meet it and preserved
their reputation for hospitality. They
say that the bravery of Charles
saved potatoes and other rations fit
What was reported as a near acci
dent occurred on the grounds at re
cess period yesterday. A class base
ball game was in progress. A bat
ted ball going east at an incalculable
speed met Clarence West for what
looked to be a head-on collesion; but
best of all the doctor was not needed
to take a stitch and Clarence is a
moving West still.
Mrs. G. F. Uzzle has returned from
her visit to Wake Forest to attend
the anniversary of the college.
Mrs. G. F. Uzzle, Mr. G. C. Uzzle,
Miss Evie Wilson and Miss Sarah
Parrish spent Monday in Raleigh.
Death of Mr. Wm. C. Baker.
Early Tuesday morning: Mr. Wm.
C. Baker died at his home in Smith
field. He had been sick with pneu
monia for about two weeks. He was
buried Wednesday afternoon at Piney
Grove Cemetery near Four Oaks, the
funeral services being conducted by
Rev. W. B. Strickland, of Dunn. The
deceased was between fifty and sixty
years of ape and leaves a wi.dow and
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
A board of officers, heaued by Ad
miral A. G. Winterhalter, has been
appointed by Secretary Daniels to
study the whole question of non
The British casualties for the week
ending Monday were 1,041} killed or
died of wounds, and 3,063 wounded
or missing. This is the lowest weekly
casualty list in many months.
Kiev, the seat of the government of
the new Ukrainian Republic, which
made peace with Germany and Aus
tria, is reported to have been captured
by the Bolsheviki on February 8,
after fighting in which the killed were
estimated at 4,000 and the wounded
Planting of an increased acreage of j
spring wheat and the production of an
increased supply of other food pro
ducts and of livestock, especially
hogs, is recommended in a supple
mentary food production program is
sued Monday by the department of
The Union county people are taking |
to the war savings Stamps idea like
duck to water. Four men have 1
bought $1,000 worth of stamps apiece
since the campaign began. This is
all one person is allowed to buy. ?
These four men are: I. F. Plyler, Dr.
W. B. Houston, Kemp A. Halms and
Congress was asked by Secretary
Daniels Monday for $230,077,152 to (
further expend the navy's great build
ing program, provide for more ordn- :
ance and ammunition, cover addition
al pay for an expansion of the marine j
corps from 30,000 to 50,000 men and !
meet other expenses not contemplated
in this year's naval appropriation bill.
Contracts for a number of destroy
ers in addition to those provided for
in this year's great building program
have been placed by the navy depart
ment. Secretary Daniels has an
nounced this had been made possible
by the unparalleled speed with which
the shipyards were turning out de
stroyers, making way for additional
ones on their stocks.
The necessity for increased wages
for railroad employes was conceded
Monday by representatives of a ma
jority of the railroads of the United
States, appearing for the first time
before the government's raidroad
wage commission. They said they
came not to oppose requests of the
employes, but merely to aid the com
mission by giving information.
Approximately $250,000,000 has
been estimated as the tetal for pro
posed increases of railroad wages in
the Un:ted States during the present
year as compared with 1915. These
figures were taken from the basis of
$50,000,000 increases reported for
1917 by railroads representing
twenty-five per cent of the total
An amendment to the Food Bill to
fix 1918 wheat at $2.65 a bushel, in
stead of $2, as now authorized, was
introduced Monday by Senator
Thompson and referred to the Agri
culture Committee. Amendments fix
ing the price at $2.50 were introduced
recently by Senator Gore and an
other naming $2.75 was presented by
The south is urged to provide food
for its own people and feed for its
livestock and then to plant as much
cotton as can well be cultivated and
harvested. To raisers of hogs and
beef animals the world need for meats
and fats is made clear. Farmers are
urged to join with the men on the
ranges in providing sl?eep whose wool
is needed to equip soldiers.
Twenty-seven persons were killed
and 41 injured in the air raids made
by the Germans on London Saturday
and Sunday night. As on Saturday
night only one of the six or seven ene
my machines which attempted to
penetrate the defensive barrage of the
British, reached London in Sunday
night's attack. A third raid was at
tempted against the capital Monday
Principal items for the army in the
billion-dollar urgent deficiency ap
propriation bill, favorably reported to
the House of Congress, include $277,
732,000 for bombs for airplanes,
$100,000,000 for quartermaster stor
age plants on the tfeaeoast and at in
terior points, and $81,000,000 foT
mountain, fi??ld, siege and other artil
lery, in addition to the billion dollars
alrtady spent for ordnance and con
tract authorities for $779,000,000 ad
AT THE CAPITAL OF BANNER, j
Two Deaths \cur Benson. John M.
Morgan Moving to St. Pauls. Keve- ;
nuc Officers (let a Still. Soldier
and Sailor Boys at Home on a Fur
Benson, N. C., Feb. 20. ? Mr. Pres
ton Woodall is in the northern mar
kets this week buying goods for his
Summer and Fall trade.
Mrs. Anna Creech is in Baltimore
and Richmond this week buying mil
Mr. Lausie Hodges, of Camp
Sevier, is home for a few days visit
ing hs father, Mr. A. W. Hodges.
Mr. Wade Brady, son of our towns
man, R. B. Brady, left yesterday for
Norfolk, Ya., where ha is enlisted in
the United States Navy.
Rev. J. T. Stanford spent yesterday
in Rocky Mount on business. Ho was
accompanied home by his niece, Miss
Mabel Evans, of Rich Square.
Our townsman, John M. Morgan, is
moving this week to St. Fauls, N. C.,
where he has purchased a farm and
will engage in farming instead of
Mr. James Raynor left yesterday
for Chapel Hill where his wife and
child have been visiting their rela
tives for some time. Mrs. Raynor
will return with him Sunday.
Mr. John L. Morgan who lives just
west of Benson lost a tine mule the
first of the week. The mule became
entangled in the fence and fell break
ing its neck.
Messrs. W. S. Murehinson and B.
B. Murehinson were visitors to our
city Tuesday for several hours.
Mr. R. H. Carswell, of Raleigh,
was here Tuesday on business mat
ters for some time.
Messrs. Ezra Parker, James Ray
nor, Claude Canaday and J. R. Bar
hour have been attending Court at
Smithfield this week.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Britt and son,
Deleon Britt, were visitors to New
ton Grove Sunday spending the day
with Mr. John Britt, father of Mr.
M. T. Britt.
Mr. Robert C. Barbour, of Eleva
tion township, was in the city today
Mr. W. W. Cole, of Smithfield,
spent yesterday afternoon in our city
on business matters.
Messrs. R. L. Godwin and John
Thornton, of Dunn, were here yester
day for a short while.
k Messrs. A. L. Barefoot, W. D.
Boon and others were in Sniithfield
Mrs. Julian Godwin has been sick
at her heme here for several days
Mr. James E. Wilson went to Clin
ton today on business matters.
Mr. Bradley Johnson, of Emporia,
Va., left this week for his homj after
spending some time here with his
brothers, Messrs. Walton, Chas. and
Mr. Brosia Porter who has been
discharged from Camp Sevier on ac
cour^ of dependent relatives, left this
mornihg for Philadelphia were he
will work in a ship yard for the
United States Government.
Mr. Lcary Moore who is in the
United States Navy was home for a
few days recently visiting his mother
Mr. and Mrs. Trodgen, of Greens
boro, have been here for a few days
visit to Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Peacock.
Mrs. W. E. Utley left yesterday for
her home in Greenville, N. C., after
spending a few days with Mrs. J. II.
Mr. and Mrs. John Denning, of
Princeton, were here a few days re
cently at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Morgan.
Mrs. Nathan McLamb continues
very sick at her home one mile south
of Benson. Mrs. McLamb gave birth
to twins three weeks ago and both
of them have died the past week.
Mrs. Hudson, mother of our towns
man A. B. Hudson, has been sick at
her home a few miles below Benson
for the past few days.
Revenue Officers Flowers, Richard
son and Morris captured a 60 gallon
capacity still in Atkinson's mill pond
the first of the week. Only one of
the men who had been operating the
still was caught, he having been over
taken by the officers after a lively
chase through the pond and woods,
while trying to make his escape.
Mr. Martin Stancil died at his
home in Harnett County last Sunday
"morning and was buried Sunday
afternoon. He leaves a wife and sev
eral children surviving him. He
married a daughter of Mr. Charles
Stewart. His remains were laid away
in the burying ground at Hodges'
Mr. John Austin Philips died at
his home a few miles below Benson
last Friday and was buried at
Hannu's Creek Sunday afternoon. He
wag a prosperous farmer and had
accumulated quite a bit of property.
He leaves a wife and several children ,
surviving him. i
Mr. H. O. Dixon, of the United
States Navy in Norfolk, was here
recently on a ten days' visit to his
wife and other relatives.
Mr. Armor Aven, of Jonesboro,
spent a few days here recently with
Mr. Eli Turlington recently return
ed from a short visit to his brother,
Mr. Ira Turlington, at Black Moun
tain. He reports Prof. Turlington's
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Cavenaugh re
turned the first of the week from a
short visit to relatives in and near
Mrs. R. A. R'>se, of eMadow town
ship died at her home Tuesday and
was buried Wednesday. She had been
sick for several months. Mrs. Rose
was only 24 years of age and left
surviving her two children, ages two
and four years, besides >Jher husband
and a large number of other rela
tives. She was buried ait the family
burying ground WednAday after
Mr. and Mrs. Isham McLamb re
turned last night from Sampson
County where they have been visit
ing relatives for several days.
Mr. Mather Dorman, son of Mr. T.
E. Dorman, of Elevation, is home of
a thirty days furlough from Camp
Jackson, S. C.
CLAYTON NEWS BUDGET.
Clayton, N. C., Feb. 20. ? Dr. and
Mrs. C. D. Bass, of Raleigh, were the
guests of Mrs. J. W. Massey Sunday.
Mr. Harvey Parker spent the past
week-end in Smithfield.
MisS Melba McCullers spent Mon
day afternoon in Raleigh.
Mr. James Hall and Mr. Garland
Young returned to Camp Sevier
Sunday night after spending five
days here with their parents.
Mr. W. A. Barnes returned this
week from Jacksonville, Fla., where
he has been for a couple of weeks
in the interest of his health.
Mr. T. M. White came up from
Goldsboro and spent Sunday with his
wife and daughter who have been
here for several days visiting friends.
Mrs. J. H. Austin and children re
turned to their home at Four Oaks
Sunday after spending several days
here with Mrs. M. E. Gattis.
The many friends of Mrs. L. H.
Yarborough regret very much to
learn of her illness. She has been
confined to her room for several days
but we hope she will soon be well
The community meeting at the
school auditorium on last Friday
evening was good and enjoyed by a
large house. The short talks, by
Messrs. Rag?dale and Marrow, of
Smithfield, in the interest of War
Savings Stamps were very good.
Those of Mr. Thurston and Mr.
Averitt were also enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Smith spent a
few hours last Sunday afternoon
with friends in Selma.
The many friends of Mr. Gordon
Westropc regret very much his leav
ing our town. For several months
he has been with Mr. Dawson in the
Jewery Store. He left last week for
his home at Gaffney, S. C. He will
be greatly missed in our churches as
well as elsewhere.
Mrs. Paul C. Duncan and little son,
Straughn, visited relatives at Rocky
ount last week.
Mrs. Norris, of Rocky Mount, and
Mrs. Wilson, cf Raleigh, hive been
visiting Mrs. W. E. Stallings for
Clayton Lodge No. 137 Knights of
Pythias celebrated their 54th anni
versary in the Lqdge room Monday
night of this week, Feb. 18th.
Miss Alma Hall spent Wednesday
morning in Raleigh shopping.
Copying Other's Poems.
A few days ago The Herald re
ceived a poem from a writer with a
request for publication, claiming the
little poem as his own. It happened
that we saw the very same poem
weeks apo in a northern paper.
"Great minds run in the same chan
AT THE CAPITAL OF BOON HILL
? tss Mildred Massey Entertains
? oung Folks. I)r. Young Delivers
Address I nder Auspices of Anti
Saloon League. Many Items ot
Interest Told in Brief.
Princeton. N. C., Feb. 20.? Serge
ant li. H. Wells is at home on a five
Jay furlough visiting his parents.
1 10 is now stationed at Camp Lee,
Mrs. Albert Pearce and baby are
seriously ill with pneumonia at their
home in town.
Mrs. Lewis, from Goldsboro, is
visiting Mrs. J. W. Perry this week.
Mrs. Walter V. Woodard is visit
ing her parents at Gibsonville, N. C.
Mr. W. P. Sugg and Leslie R. Mas
sey have been spending several days
Miss Annie Foy Turner, from
1 eric hoys is visiting Misses Bessie
and Jessie Massey.
Mr. Neieus Holt was at home Sun
day, from Camp Jackson. He only
had a twenty-four hour leave of ab
sence, only had about time enough
at home to say, "howdy mama," and
Mr. Claud Tyncr, of the U. S. Navy
and on the U. S. S. Chattanooga, was
at home a few days this week.
Mrs. Hinnant and son, from Kenly,
arc visiting Mrs. W. C. Massey.
Miss Myde Woodard has come
home to stay after spending several
months at Rainey Hospital, Burling
Miss Evelyn Humble has accepted
a position in the drug store.
Miss Lena Woodall has been visit
ing the family of Mr. A. L. Massey
Mrs. Estelle De Arman'has been
visiting relatives in Goldsboro a few
Under the auspices of the Anti
Saloon League, Dr. Young delivered
a lecture in the Methodist church
Sunday. Those who did not hear him
missed a great 'treat, and those so
fortunate to be present were highly
pleased. It was not- genei'Aiiy Tcnown'
that this noted gentleman would be
MissMargaret Etheridge, of Selma,
was a visitor in town this week in the
interest of Red Cross work.
Miss Mildred Massey entertained
a number of her friends Saturday
night in honor of Miss Flossie Wel
lons. After playing many games, re
freshments were served. Those pres
ent were Misses Margarett and Fran
cis Ledbetter, Thelma Toler, Lillian
Butler, Jarvis Mitchell, Helen Gran
tham, and Alma C. Holt, Messrs. Joe
Boyett, Adley Holt, Jr., Calvin Gur
ley, Harvey Wellons, Robert Pitt,
Annison Hinnant, Harold Gurley and
Dr. B. L. Aycock has returned
home, after spending several days in
Atlanta, Ga., and Florida.
Miss Lila Stuckey is at home after
spending four months at Rainey Hos
pital taking training.
The stork visited the home of Mr.
and Mrs. L. G. Mann a few days ago
and left with them a little girl.
Rev. J. W. Alford, assistant Grand
Lecturer of the Masonic Order, is in
town in the interest of the Masonic
Miss Hester Gurley is at home for
a few days from her school at Sauls
Since the Southern Railway chang
ed the schedule of two o'clock train
to arrive here at one o'clock p. m.,
The Herald for Tuesday comes to
Princeton office at 7 a. m. Wednes
day morning, and the Friday Herald
comes here at 7 Saturday morning.
The papers never come here on Tues
day and Friday.
J Mr. John A. Brewer is confined at
his home with rheumatism.
Two Deaths in Southern Johnston.
We learn that two deaths occurred
in the southern part of the county
this week. Mrs. Stephen Westbrook,
of Bentonville township, a sister of
Mr. George E. Thornton, of Smith
field, died Tuesday and was buried
Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. West
brook had been sick about ten days
On the same day Mrs. Robert A.
Rose, of Meadow township, died
afte** an illness of several months.
She was buried at the old Rose
graveyard Wednesday afternoon.
Today is Washington's Birthday
and the postoffices and banks gen
erally will observe the day as a holi