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CRESCENT CANDY CO., DISTRIBUTORS
Water and Chestnut Sts., Wilmington, N. C.
BIG GERMAN TANKS
ARE 45 FEET LONG.
Reported to Carry 3-lnoh Guns
and Flanie Throwers ? Can
Be Sealed I'p in Gas
Ottawa, April. ? A dispatch by the
Reuter correspondent from French
French Headquarters says:
"Although the soldiers believe that
enemy tanks did not participate in the
first German shock, it is certain that '
tanks actually took part in the opera- I
tions, and the failure to see them by
the soldiers was because, instead of ac
companying the infantry waves, the
tanks advanced later with specif list
troops to destroy islets of resistance
holding out after the German hordes 1
submerged the British main defenses.
"It is known that the enemy has
tanks of three classes. The first class j
consists of repaired captured tanks
from the Cambral battle and tanks
manufactured according to the model
of the British machine. The second
type is a German model, smaller than
the British, but swifter, better armed
and more heavily armored. The third
type is a land cruiser, or large model ]
"The swift tanks are said to be 20 !
feet long, 10 feet wide and 11 feet
high, weighing ten metric tons. The
land cruisers are 45 feet long, 13 feet
wide and 13 feet high. The speed of the ;
German tanks varies from four and j
one-half to nine and one-half miles
per hour. The armament is believed
to consist of a shortened 77 milimeter
(three in) gun, machine guns, and a
flame thrower. The latter is an in- |
novation, which must add considerable
efficiency to the tank in clearing j
trenches, owing to the capacity of the
tanks to carry reserves of combustile '
"It is understood that the Germans
have introduced a number of improve
ments, including heavier protection
against shells and a device, enabling
the crew to close the tank hermetically
when traversing an area of gas.
"German tanks are commanded by
Majors. The officers arc volunteers,
and the men motor specialists, gun
ners, and machine gunners.
"In attacks the tanks are designed
to advance behind the second or third
wave of infantry, while detatchments
of infantry cover their flanks."
MANY SOLDIERS ATTEND
Y. M. C. A. RELIGIOUS MEETS.
"The series of religious services
which have been planning1 for this
week in Camp Greene have been a
distinct success," says Dr. McKeen,
the religious work director for the
camp. "We have really been aston
ished at the results. There has been
an average attendance of some 6,000
soldiers at these nightly meetings in
the "Y" huts. Approximately 1,000
men have signed the war roll and
many others have signed their in
tention of leading the Christian life."
? Charlotte Observer.
God has many sharp cutting instru
ments and rough files for polishing
His jewels.; and those He especially
esteems, and means to make the most
resplendent, He hath oftenest His
tools upon. ? Leighton.
REFUSE TO BE ANNEXED
WITH ALSACE LORRAINE
General Ferdinand Foch Is of
Basque origin. He was born at Tar
bee in 1851, but was raised at Metz.
Rather than become a German after
the annexation of Alsnce-Lorrraine
Foch preferred to return to France
and help to prepare France for the
struggle with Germany which he be
lieved ultimately would take place.
He entered the polytechnic school
with the number 72. He l"ft it the
forty-fifth of his class ? a rank that
was not considered as justifying hopes
of a great future.
Foch began by mastering the
strategy of the war of 1870 in its
minutest details. Knowing the men
tality of the Germans he counted upon
their repeating in future conflicts the
maneuvers that had succeeded.
To parry the blow Foch said re
peatedly France must have r. staff
working in the same direction, prac
ticing the some doctrines under a
vigorous and audacious chief.
The stars of a general were given
Foch in 1907 and the command of
the superior war school, where he left
his mark as professor. Preferring a
more active command, he resigned in
1912 and commanded successively the
eighth and twentieth army corps.
The war found Foch at Nancy and
he was selected to command a new
This army was not ready in time
to take part in the battle at Charleroi,
but it contributed to the victory of the
Marne. ^ -
After the battle of the Marne Foch
was given command of a group of
armies and promoted to grand offi
cer in the Legion of Honor. King
George conferred upon him the Order
of the Bath, first class.
Tail, thin, elegant ? with a fine head
and features ? General Foch is simple
of hearing, hut authoritative.
When in May of last year General
Joffre was succeeded in the command
of the French armies operating on
the French front by General Petain,
General Foch succeeded Petain as
chief of the general staff of the min
istry of war, a post he has held up to
In addition he has taken part in
conferences between the military lead
ers of the entente powers and also
with General Pershing, the American
commander-in-chief. ? Charlotte Ob
Stanza For "America."
Under the inspiration of our war
aims as set foi*th in President Wilson's
preat address, Rev. B. D. Stelle, pas
tor of the church at Upland, Pennsyl
vania, has written a closing: stanza for
our National Hymn. It was sunjr for
the first time in the Upland church
on December 9th and was received
with enthusiasm. It is here appended:
Freedom for every land;
This is our Country's stand.
Our flap: unfurl'd
Must wave for liberty,
And lead to victory,
Till every man is free.
God save the world.
Do your part by your Government
by buying: War Savings Stamps.
Swift & Company's 1918 Year Book
It shows that Swift & Company sells the meat from
a steer for less money then the live steer cost !
Proceeds from the sale of the hide, fat, and other by-products
covered all expense of dressing, refrigeration, freight, selling
expense and the profit of $1.29 per steer as shown by Swift &
Company's 1917 figures as follows:
Average price paid for live cattle per steer $84.45
Average price received for meat . . 68.97
Average price received for by-products 24.09
Total received . . . . ? . 93.06
This leaves for expenses and profit 8.61
Of which the profit per steer was ? 1.29
There are many other interesting and instructive
facts and figures in the Year Book.
We want to send our 1918 Year Book, to anyone, anywhere ? free
for the asking. Address Swift & Company, Union Stock Yards, Chicago.
Swift &. Company, U. S. A.
Notice of Registration.
To the Voters of Smithfield Township:
Having been appointed Registrar
the Registration books for the purpose
of registering for Special Tax Elec
tion to be held Tuesday, April 30th,
1918, will be open at the Court House
in Smithfield on each Saturday be
tween March 29th and April 20th 1918.
Days between these dates books will be
open nt the Mayor's office. New reg
istration is required.
J. N. COBB,
Registrar Smithfield Township.
This March 27th, 1918.
My son, Willie Thomas Rhodes, six
teen yexrs of age, has loft my heme
without cause. This is to notify the
public that I will not be responsible
for any debts or contracts he may
mr.ke and all persons are warned
: against harboring or aiding him in
i This March 2C>, 1918.
T. H. RHODES,
I Four Oaks, N. C., R. No. 1.
The undersigned having: qualified as
administrator of the estate of D. II.
, Hayes, deceased, will sell at public
auction at the late residence of said
j deceased, on the 10th day of April
1 1018 the personal property of said
j deceased, consisting of the following
articles, viz: About twenty barrels
icrn, about fifteen hundred pounds
( fodder, twelve head hogs and meat
and other articles unnecessary to
mention. Terms: Cash.
All persons indebted to the estate of
said deceased are hereby notified to
make immediate payment, and all
persons having claims against said
estate will exhibit them to me on or
before the 14th day of March, 1010.
This 13 day ef March. 1018.
J. MARVIN SANDERS, Adm'r.
Four Oaks, N. C., R. No. 1.
Time of Sale April 10th at 10 A. M.
That on Monday, April 1st, 1018, I
will make application to Hon. T. W.
Bickett, Governor of North Carolina,
for the pi.rdon of Everett Eason, who
was convicted of Man Slaughter at
March Term, 1017, in the alleged mur
der of Harry Cook. All persons de
siring to oppose said pardon, will be
present at said hearing.
This March 5th, 1018.
The undersigned having qualified as
Administrator on the estate of Sir
Wm, Beasley, deceased, hereby noti
fies all persons having claims against
said estate to present the same to me
duly verified on or before the 22nd
day of March, 1919 or this notic- will
be pleaded in liar of their recovery;
and all persons indebted to said es
tate will make immediate payment.
This 19 dav of March, 1918.
MATTHEW RAYNER, Admr.,
Benson, N. C. Route 2.
NOTICE OF SALE.
In the Superior Court
Before the Clerk.
Josephine Basson and husband )
Henry B.-.sson, Jno. Drew, Robert )
Drew, Augustus Drew and F. H. )
Brooks, Ex-parte. )
Under and by virtue of autli. rity
contained in a decree of the Superior
Court of Johnston County, in the a
bove entitled cause entered on the
2<;th dry of March 1918, ,he under
signed Commissioners will offer for
sale, at public auction, at the C iurt
House door, in the Town of Smithfield,
N. C., on Saturday the 20th day of
April, 1918, at 12 o'clock M. the fol
lowing described lot in the Town of
Smithfield, N. C. and known in the
plan of said town as part <>f lot No.
63 and bounded as follows, to-wit: Be
ginning at a stake on Third Street,
Becky Powell's corner, and runs rbout
j West with her line 210 feet to L. H.
Green's end S. R. Morgan's corner;
thence about Ncrth with L. II. Green's
line 52 1-2 ft. to a stake. Jno. M. Beck
with's corner; thence about East 210
ft. to a stake on Third Street, Jno.
I Beckwith's corner; thence about S uth
with Third Street 52 1-2 ft. to the be
i ginning, containing one-fourth acre.
This 26th day of March 1918.
E. J. W ELLON'S,
F. H. BROOKS,
NOTICE OK SALE.
Under authority contained in an or
der of the Superior Court in the mat
ter entitled Melissa Strickland, Admin
istratrix of G .W. Strickland, deceas
ed, vs. J. II. Strickland, Winnie John
son and other heirs-at-law of G. W.
Strickland, the undersigned Commis
sioners will offer for sale to the high
' est bidder for cash at the Court House
? door in the town of Smithfield on
Monday, April 29th, 1918, at 12 o'clock
: M., the following described land, to
Being all that land owned by G. W.
Strickland at the time of his death,
I located in Ingrams Township, adjoin
ing lands of Arthur Guin, B. K. Lee,
heirs of Julius Allen and others, con
taining ten acres, more or less, and
being one half of that tract conveyed
to the said G. W. Strickland on Feb
ruary 1st, 1911 by W. R. Lee and wife
by deed recorded in Book No. 25, page
367, Johnston County Registry.
! This sale is made subject to the
dower interests of Melissa Strickland,
widow of G. W. Strickland.
This March 25th, 1918.
S. S. HOLT.
L. G. STEVENS,
The undersigned having qualified
as Administrator en the estate of D.
H. Hayes, deceased, hereby notifies
all persons having claims against
said estate to present the same to
me duly veriled on or before the IS
day of March 1919, or this notice will
ke be pleaded in bar of their recovery;
and all persons indebted to said estate
will m^ke immediate payment.
This 13 day of March 1918.
J. MARVIN SANDERS, Adm'r.
Four O&ks, N. C. R. No. 1.
Wellons and Wellons, Attys.
The undersigned having qualified
as Executors on the estate of Robert
I. Ogburn, deceased, hereby notify all
persons havings claims against said
estate to present the same to us duly
verified on or before the 8th day of
March, 1919, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery; and
all persons indebted to said estate
will make immediate payment.
This 5th day of March, 1918.
MRS. ROXIE OGBURN,
A. CARL OGBURN,
Willow Spring, N. C., R. F. D. 1.
Frank Dupree, Atty.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, DE
PARTMENT OF STATE.
Certificate of Dissolution
To nil to whom these presents may
concern ? Greeting:
Whereas, it appears to my satisfac
tion, by duly authenticated reccrd of
the proceedings for the volunt; ry dis
solution thereof by the unanimous con
sent of all the stockholders, deposited
in my oflice, that the A. V. Driver
C< mpr.ny, a corporation of this Str.te,
whose principal office is situated in
the town of Selma, County of John
ston, State of orth Carolina (A. V.
Driver being the ag'.nt thtrein r.nd
in charge thereof, upon whom pro
cess may be served), has complied
with the requirements of Chapter 21,
Rovisal of 1905, entitled "Corpora
tions," preliminary to the issuing of
this Certificate of Dissolution:
Now, Therefore, I, J. Bryan Grimes,
Secretary of State of the State of
North Carolina, do hereby certify that
the said corporation did, on the 21 day
of March, 1918, file in my office a duly
executed and attested consent in writ
ing to the dissolution of said corpora
tion, executed by all the stockholders
thereof, which said consent and the
record of the proceedings aforesaid
are now on file in my said office as
provided by law.
In Testimony Whereof, I have here
to set my hand and affixed my official
seal nt Raleijrh, this 21 day of March,
A. D. 1918.
J. BRYAN CRIMES,
Secretary of State.
NOTICE OF LAND SALE.
By virtue of a judgment of the
Superior Court of Johnston County
in a special proceeding entitled San
ford Snead, Flonnie Snead, R. A.
Lucas, Sudie B. Lucas and Thomas
D. Snead, their next friend and
father, ex parte, I will sell for part
cash and balance on time, at public
auction, in front of the Court House
in Smithfield, N. C., on the 15th day
of April, 1918, the following de
scribed property, to-wit, two tracts of
1st Tract, beginning at a stake,
corner of lot No. 3 and runs with said
line S. 87 E. 155 6-10 poles to a stake
in Sanders' line; thence with his line
S. 7 1-2 W. 32 poles to center of
Smithfield and Bentonsville Road;
thence with said road S. 41 E. 10
poles to a stake; thence N. 87 W. 147
poles to a stake; thence N. 3 E. 38
poles to the beginning, containing
Thirty-seven (37) acres, lees one acre
for Colored School house. This is the
land allotted to Sudie Snead in the
division of her Mother's Home Place
(Mrs. Mattie Snead) and is lot No. 4.
2nd Trrct: That tract of land al
lotted to Sanford Snead in the divis
ion of his Mother's home place and is
lot No. 5, described and bounded as
Beginning at a stake, corner of lot
No. 4 and runs with said line S. 87 E.
147 poles to a stake in Smithfield and
Bentonville Road; thence with said
road S. 41 E. 48 1-2 poles to a strike;
thence N. 87 W. 175 poles to the run
of Hannah's creek; thence up the run
of Hannah's creek to a stake; thcnce
N. 3 E. 28 6-10 poles to the beginning,
containing Thirty-six (36) acres
more or less .
The above described two tracts of
land is lying and being in Johnston
County and in Ingrams township.
Time of sale is April 15, 1918.
Hour of sale is 12 o'clock M.
Terms: One half cash balancc on
one year's time.
This 20 March, 1918.
CIIAS. C. LEE,
Notice of Sale Under Mortgage.
Under and by power of sale con
tained in a certain mortgage deed ex
ecuted by R. F. Smith, and wife, Myr
tle I. Smith, to Johnson Bros., deed
dated May, 27th, 1916, with two nctes
due six and twelve months ::fter d?te,
and recorded in book 78 at page 160 in
the Registers office of Johnston Coun
ty. Default having been made in pay
ment cf the nctes secured by same
the undersigned mortgagees will on
Monday, April 22nd, 1918, at 12
o'clock, offer for sale to the highest
bidder for crsh, at the Cvurt house
door in Smithfield, N. C., the follow
ing described property towit:
Beginning at a dogwood in Y. A.
Tarl's lin ? near the old ford across
Mill Cn?ek :>od runs S. 2 W 140 poles
to a stake in Henry Smith's line;
thcnce N. 86 E. 164 poles to a stako
thence N. 2 E. 160 poles to a black
gum in Y. A. Tart's line; thence S
86 W 47 poles to a pine; thence S.
2 W. 20 poles to a s^ake; thence W.
16 poles to the beginning, containing
sixty-two acres (62) more or less.
Plnce of sale court house door,
Smithfield, N. C.
Time of sale 12 o'clock, April 22n.!,
Terms cf sale. cash.