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PERSONAL AM) LOCAL.
Mrs. E. M. Hale left Wednesday
to visit relatives in Louisburg.
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Mrs. Lee Sanders and Mrs. H. L.
Graves spent Tuest^iy in Raleigh.
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Cashier B. I. Tart, of the Bank of
Four Oaks, was in the city Thursday
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Mrs. Eleanor Zachary spent Wed
nesday night in Raleigh, the guest
of Miss Elizabeth Kelly.
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Mrs. C. B. Williamson and little
daughter, Virginia, are in Raleigh
this week with relatives.
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Miss Emily Smith spent a few days
in the city this week, at the home of
her brother, Mr. W. S. Smith.
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Mrs. J. A. Underhill and daughter,
Miss Pearl, returned home Tuesday
after spending several days with
friends in Raleigh.
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Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Sauls, of Kenly,
were in the city Wednesday. Their
son, Mr. J. W. Sauls, is now a Flying
Cadet at Park Field, Memphis, Tenn.
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Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Stevens, of
Four Oaks, were in town Wednesday
on their way to Raleigh to hear Dr.
S. Parkes Cadman, who made a pa
triotic address there that night.
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Mr. D. H. Bagley, of Bagley, was in
town yesterday. Mr. Bagley stated
that most of the people in his section
had moved up their watches and
clocks in accordance wiih the new
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Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. T. S. Rags
dale entertained the Round Dozen
Book Club. After a pleasant afternoon
cream and cake were served, after
which the exchange of books was
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Mr. Joe Johnson, of Camp Sevier,
and Mr. H. L. Johnson, of Florence,
S. C., and Mr. N. T. Johnson, from
near Selma, and Mr. Henry Johnson,
from Raleigh and Mr. and Mrs. T. V.
Baker, of Laurinburg, were here Wed
nesday to attend the burial of their
sistar, Mrs. Rebecca Barham.
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Col. F. H. Fries, of Winston-Salem,
State Director of War Savings, pass
ed through Smithfield Wednesday and
stopped for a short while to see
County Chairman T. S. Ragsdale and
congratulate him personally on his
success in carrying his home town
over the top in its quota of War Sav
ings Stamps. Col. Fries was on his
way from Kinston to Fayetteville.
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Lately it has been almost impossi
ble to get a shipment of automobiles
and many persons have gone to the
factories to drive them through the
country to the places where they were
wanted. Recently several men went
from Smithfield and Four Oaks tc De
troit, Mich., for cars. Among those
who went from Smithfield is Mr.
Blackman W. Lee who is now enjoy
ing riding on a new Dodge car. On ar
riving at Smithfield the cars regis
tered 981 miles traveled. As they
made several stops on the way it took
a week to make the trip back. They
spent about a day each in the cities
of Toledo, Ohio, Uniontown, Pa., and
Richmond Va. They passed through
Akron, O, Pittsburg, Pa., and Wash
ington, D. C., Fredericksburg, Va.,
and Petersburg, Va. Mr. Lee says
they found an awful piece of road just
south of Washington. They spent
most of one night trying to get
through a muddy place about a mile
long. There were thirty seven cars in
the group part of the way.
Major Hu^h Rroadhurst in France.
Mrs. D. J. Broadhurst received a
cablegram Tuesday from her son,
Major Huffh Broadhurst, who is with
General Pershing Somewhere in
France, announcing that he is well.
Maj. Broadhurst served under Gener
al Pershinjr in the Philippines and
was also with him in his pursuit of
Villa in Mexico.
Show your patriotism by contribut
ing to the American Red Cross.
OUR COUNTY LIMIT CLl B.
The County Limit Club, of which
no one can become a member who
does not either buy now, or pledge to
buy one thousand dollars worth of
War Savings Stamps by December
31, 1918, is steadily growing. The fol
lowing is the complete list of mem
bers reported to date:
Mrs. Mamie T. Candler, cf Selma.
Mr. J. Eustace Yelvington, of Cleve
Mr. W. D. Avera, Smithfield.
Dr. L. D. Wharton, of Smithfield.
Mr. M. C, Winston, of Selma.
Mr. George T. Pool, of Smithfield.
Mr. J. D. Boyett, of Smithfield.
Mr. C. P. Harper, of Selma.
Mr. W. H. Austin, of Smithfield.
Mr. F. K. Broadhurst, of Smithfield.
Mr. E. F. Boyett, of Smithfield.
Mr. J. Walter Myatt, of Cleveland.
Mr. W. M. Sanders, of Smithfield.
Mr. N. B. Grantham, of Smithfield.
Mr. Polie Gardner, of Smithfield.
Mr. Preston Woodall, of Benson.
Mr. W. W. Cole, of Smithfield.
Mr. T. S. Ragsdale, of Smithfield.
Abell and Gray, of Smithfield.
First National Bank, of Smithfield.
Mr. A. S. Cr^ch, of Smithfield.
Mr. L. Z. Woodard, of Kenly.
Mr. W. H. Call, of Selma.
Mr. S. P. Wood, of Selma.
Mr. C. P. Ellis, of Clayton.
W. L. Woodall's Sons, of Smithfield.
Mr. Chas. T. Hill, of Smithfield.
Mr. John F. Sanders, of Cleveland.
Mr. P. B. Johnson, of Benson.
I)r. W. T. Martin, of Benson.
Mr. C. L. Sanders, of Cleveland.
Mr. Rufus Sanders, of Bentonville.
Mr. E. W. Pou, of Smithfield.
Miss Alice Grantham, of Smithfield.
Mr. Walter Rand, of Clayton.
Mrs. Lena Barbour, of Clayton.
Mrs. Dwight Barbour, of Clayton.
Mr. D. J. Thurston, of Clayton.
Mr. J. A. Vinson, of Clayton.
Frederics Concert Company.
The first of the attractions of the
Lyeeum course for which the Wom
an's Club will be responsible this
spring will be given at Turlington
Graded School auditorium on April
22nd. This entertainment will be given
by the Fredericks Concert Company,
composed of Aage Frederics, violin
ist, Miss Ethel Spence, soprano, and
Miss Ake, pianist.
The other numbers in this course
which will follow are W. Powell Hale,
a gifted monclogist of the South, and
Mrs. Chilton, who needs no introduc
tion to the Smithfield public, having
captivated her audience hero last
summer during the Community
Chautauqua, with her negro dialect
New City Clerk.
At the meeting of the Board of
Town Aldei-men Tuesday night, the
selection made by Mayor Skinner for
City Clerk and Tax Collector was
ratified. The man chosen for this po
sition, Mr. Hubert I. Ogburn has been
serving for the past several years as
Deputy Clerk, and is a fine young man
who has made a host of friends since
he came to Smithfield. He is capable
and obliging and will fill the position
which he has just accepted with sat
isfaction to the Board of Aldermen
and to all the people of the town.
Getting Ready for the Chautauqua.
Miss Janet Totten, of New York,
representing the Communities Chou
tauqua, was here Wednesday to meet
with guarantors of the Chautauqua
which will be in Smithfield June 3 to
7 inclusive. A goodly nlfmber of those
interested were present and an or
ganization was effected to make plans
and arrangements. The following of
ficers and committees were elected:
Judge F. H. Brooks, President.
Rev. S. A. Cotton, Vice-President.
Mr. W. W. Cole, Secretary.
Mr. Jas. H Abell, Treasurer.
Mr. N. L. Perkins, Chairman of
Mr. N. M. Lawrence, Chairman, and
Mr. W. D. A vera and Mr. E. S. Ed
mundson, Grounds Committee.
Mr. T. J. Lassiter, Chairman, Mr.
A. M. Johnson and Prof. L. T. Royall,
Rev. A. S. Anderson, Rev. S. A.
Cotton, Rev. H. F. Brinson, Mr. H. B.
Marrow and G. T. Whitley, Publicity
Mrs. H. L. Skinner, Chairman, Mrs.
L. T. Royall and Mrs. T. J. Lassiter,
Miss Mattie Wollons, Assistant
Play Grounds Leader.
Thrift Stamp Ragsdale.
Mr. T. S. Ragsdale, County Chair
man of War Savings, has a new name,
according to Master Charles Alford,
nine- year old son cf Mr. R. H. Al
ford, proprietor of Smithfield Hotel.
Charles says that Mr. Ragsdale's ini
tials, T. S., star.d for Thrift Stamps.
The name will stick and be a compli
ment to Mr. Ragsdale.
Do your part by your Government
by buying War Savings Stamps.
MEETING AT BAPTIST CHURCH.
Singers of the Town Specially Invited
to Help Out in the Song Services.
The Rev. Dr. Calvin S. Blackwell, of
Norfolk, Va., will assist in holding a
revi\al meeting in Smithtield Baptist
church beginning- on the Third Sun
day in April. Pastor Brinson is es
pecially desirous that all the Chris
tion people of the town and commun
ity rally to the meeting and help to
make it one of the very best ever held
here. A special invitation is extended
to all the singers of th-? several ccn
gregations of the town to attend and
help in the song service.
We are requested to announce that
a choir practice will be held at the
Baptist church next Tuesday evening,
April 9, at 8:30 to practice some
songs for the meeting. Every singer |
in the town is cordially invited to at
tend. The Gosp.'l Hymns, 1 to 6, will j
be used and all those having a copy |
of this book in their homes will please |
[carry it to the choir practice.
Koyall School for Progress.
Supt. Moser, of Selma, made the
speech at the closing of the school at
Royall school house Saturday, Mr.rch
1 30th. The whole community was pres
ent. Mr. Moser reports that he found
those people interested in War Sav
ings Stamps and Education. Not a
voter present but what expressed him
self in favor of the special County
Wide Tax for schools.
Royall is all right. You may count
on her support for intelligent prog
ress, especially for schools.
THE THIRD LIBERTY LOAN.
The campaign for the Third Liberty
Loan will open to-morrow, the first
anniversary of America's entrance in
to the World War. The bond issue
will be for three billion dollars and
the bonds will bear four and one-half
per cent interest payable annually.
The conditions on which they will be
sold are such that a great many
people will find the terms easy. These
terms are as follows:
Five per cent cash.
Twenty per cent May 18th.
Thirty-five per cent July 18th.
Forty per cent August 18th.
The allotment for North Carolina
is $18,655,000. This is only abcut
two-thirds of what the allotment to
North Carolina was in the Secbnd
Liberty Loan, when the state went
a million dollars over its aportion
Johnston's allotment will be a lit
tle over two hundred thousand dol
lars perhaps, but the county is easily
able to take every dollar of it.
At the call of the last bank state
ment on March 4, 1918, there was on
deposit in the thirteen banks in John
ston county the handsome sum of
When one buys Liberty Bonds he
is standing by his government in the
same way that one does who buy .
War Savings Stamps. Johnston
County has gone right ahead in her
support of the government in the
first two Liberty Loans. She is stand- ,
ing by the government in the War ,
Savings Campaign and she will be .
"right there" in the Third Liberty
Death of Mrs. Barham.
On Tuesday, April 2nd Mrs. Rebec- 1
ca Barham, widow of Mr. J. Tim Bar- i
ham, died at her home just south of 1
Smithfield. Her death was not unrx- i
pected as she had bean in poor hcr.lth
for some time. She was buried at the
Oakland cemetery Wednesday after- '
noon. The- burial services were con- i
ducted by her pastor, Rev. J. E. La- 1
nier, assisted by Rev. H. F. Brinson. <
She leaves four children, one of whom i
is Mrs. T. V. Baker, of Laurinburg. !
It is understood that Mr. and Mrs. T.
V. Baker will take the two young
er children to live with them. Mrs.
Barham was a member of Ber.ty
Chapel Baptist church and was true ,
and loyal as a christian. She took .
an interest in getting' her children ,
to Sunday school and church even i
when she was unable to go herself.
HOW THIC K TO PLANT CORN.
Many farmers plant too little corn
to the land and thereby lese part of
their crop they should make. A few
farmers plant corn too thick and there
fore do not make well developed ears.
Corn rows should be as much as four
feet apart on upland but never over
four and one half feet. A good rule is
to run them as near four feet as pos- i
sible. It is a waste of land to have
very wide rows. Then the corn should
be planted two feet in the rows. This
will give distance enough between it
in case of a summer drought. On
highly improved land and on bottom i
land corn should be planted even j
thicker than this. For such land eigh- ]
teen inches is about right, although
some farmers plant it as thick as
twelve to fourteen inches.
MORE MEN TO CAMP JACKSON.!;
Ton Registrants Smithfield Tues
day. First tontingent of Sec
Ten more men, the first contingent
of the second draft, left Smithfield
Tuesday for Cump Jackson. Twelve
were sent from Selma on the
same day. The men who went from
the Local Board 1, are:
Of.car Stanley, Smithfield.
Carl K. Parrish, Wilson's Mills.
Millard Parrish, Smithfield.
J. K. Cunningham, Smithfield.
Thurman A. Williams, MeCullers,
Junius Stephenson, Anjrier, R. 1.
George F. Potter, Smithfield.
Paul H. Eason, Smithfield.
Ben W. Graddy, Four Oaks.
Jesse J. Beasley, Benson.
These men went in charge of Carl
CLAYTON BANK SKLI.S BONDS.
Mready Disposed of Its Allotment of
Third Liberty Loan.
Clayton, April 4. ? Mr. John T. Tal
ton, cashier of the Clayton Banking
Company, today sent the following
telegram to Mr. McAdoo, Secretary
of the Treasury at Washington:
"On basis of quota furnished us by
the Federal Reserve Bank wo have
already sold our allotment of the
Third Liberty Loan and are ready for
Clayton is right up to the limit on
the Liberty Bonds.
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR CLUB.
Several people in Johnston County
have prone half way tho limit in War
Savings Stamps and bought five hund
red dollars worth. We shall be glad
to publish the list of rill those who
are now in the Five-Hundred-Dollar
County Union Buys Stamps.
The Johnston County Branch of the
Farmers Union at their County meet
ing in Selma yesterday bought fifty
dollars worth of War Savings Stamps.
The Union also recommended that the
Locals buy Stamps. Mr. W. C. Har
per, of Smithfield, is the Secretary of
Charlie Chaplin in Selma Tomorrow.
The noted Charlie Chaplin, the
great movie actor, who is engaged in
a campaign for the Third Liberty
Loan, will pass through Selma tomor
row, (Saturday) at three o'clock on his
way from Wilson to Raleigh where he
will speak Saturday night. Mr. Chap
lin will stop in Selma long enough to
make a short talk if the people want
him to. If all those who are interest
ed in hearing him at Selma for a few
minutes tomorrow will notify Mr. R.
N. Aycock at the First National Bank
of Smithfield, he will take some steps
toward arranging with Mr. Chiplin
to make a short address. If you
want to go to Selma to see the famous
man notify Mr. Aycock.
Arrangements may also be made at
Clayton to have Mr. Chaplin to make
a few remarks if the people there care
to, as the train passes through.
A Card of Thanks.
Mrs. I. J. Eason and children wish
to thank their friends am! neighbors
For their kindness and sympathy dur
ing the sickness and death of their
husband and father. Mi<y God's rich
est blessings be with them all.
All your extra daylight will be j
worth something to you if you will
make use of it. You used to throw
lots of it away, but you must no long
er do so if you want to help Amer
ica make it good night for the Kai
ser. ? Wilmington Star.
THE SMITHFIELD MARKET.
Cotton 25 to 35 1-2
Cottcn Seed 1.00 to 1.05
Wool 20 to 30
Eggs 25 to 30
Fat Cattle 6 to 7 1-2
Fat Cattle dressed 13 to 14
Corn per bushel 1.75 to 2.00 |
C. R. Sides 30 to 32%
Feed Oats 1.20 to 1.25 1
Fresh Pork 20 to 22%
Hams, per pound 33% to3.S |
Lard 27% to 32%
Timothy Hay 2.25 to 2.35
Cheese per pound 36
Butter, per pound 40
Meal 4.75 to 5.00
Flour per sack 6.00 to 6.25
Coffe* per pound IS to If
Cotton Seed Meal 2.75 to 2.85
Cotton seed bulla 1.00
Shipstuff 2.80 to 3.00
Molasses Feed 3.00 to 8.25
Hides, Green 10 to 12%
Hides, Dry 17% to 20
Cow Peas per bushel . . . 3.50 to 4.00
Soy Beans per bushel . . 3.75 to 4.00
Peanute Meal 3.25
The walnut crop of California in
1916 netted $2,882,814.
Liberal and Modern
Consistent with Sound Banking is the basis
on which we retain our present patrons and
invite new business.
Every account appreciated.
Under direct supervision of
the United States Government.
First National Bank
Smithfield, N. C.
T. R. HOOD, President. R. N. AYCOCK.Vice-Pres. and Cash.
We have a big stock of lime and sulphur solution, Arsenate of
lead, Paris Green, Sulphur, Blue Stone, Borax.
When you needs these come to see us and we will give you the
best price we possibly can on these and everything else we sell.
We have a big stock of the best tonics for all your stock.
CREECH DRUG CO.
D. H. CRFECH, Mgr.
Smithfield, North Carolina
Warsaw, N. C., 3-28-18
Smithfield Garage Machine Works,
Smithfield, N. C.
I wish to thank you personally for your
kindness to us last evening and for the pleasant
manner in which you treated us, as it is very
unusual to find good humor under like circum
stances at the average garage found along the
Yours very truly,
jHN-h J. H. NEWBURY
Give Us a Trial; We Will Do You Likewise
SMITHFIELD GARAGE & MACHINE WORKS
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Seed Irish Potatoes
< have just received a large lot of nice
Seed Potatoes. Come and get yours now
Phone 1 Smith field, N. C.