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VC>L- *• ROCKINGHAM, N. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1001. N<) 10
Local News Items
Hon. J. T. Legraud left Tuesday for
Jaskaaa Hprlngs. v
Sr. A. C. Everett, of Pegnos ifrat
Friday in Knekiugham.
8. F. Reynolds, of Rllerbc high
nkool Bras la town Saturday.
. Editor Jfaaw.il has morrd into hU
«aw mfcleaee, Just completed.
fkaalal fiay is bailding again Upon
Us alia af his former reshtsnoc.
Hiss Capri, of Troy la rlsiting the
Hlaaaa Mneme. of Uooklagham.
The Headlight la glad to see Mr.
Fafford Jr. on the streets again.
Fnf. W. L. CridMatagh, of Ellerbe
high school, sprat Sateiday here.
J. A. He A ole y has moved Inlo tho
mid i ssa vacated by Mr. Maxwell.
Leak 8. Covington, of Lambsrton
g*st Sunday with his family hi town.
Albert Barrett has lost bora infer,
mrd oa Us Wire that his mother R
Dr. and Mrs. Campbell, of Wades,
boro aiw rlsiting W. F. Long and
WNI Laad, of Ham lot attended the
"Cheerful Liar" entertainment Thora
U. C. Wataow lingers la Oeurgis,
where bo ssado a business trip some
The WelU Bros, air disposing loo
•ream and all kinds of eool drinks
D. F. O’Brien, of Ilamkit was a eisi
tocat the Headlight office last Moo
Jaha Wright took ta the 8. 0. Con
federate Reunion at Columbia 8. C.
At. last work.
WU1 Weill, the hmtllng aommeraixl
salesman, spent Ssttuday and ganday
wish hia parents
Hltaaa Pxttle He Use sad Jokoeie
Wan, spsat Batardxy and Sunday with ;
friends fas Marlboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wall and
daaghtois. attended tho -Cheerful
Liar" vn tarts lament.
Mr. ssf Mm. R. IJ. Wk It lock were
press at Friday evening at the "Cheer
fal Liar" entertainment.
Mina Alias Bmlthernian, and Clyde
Capri, at Truy made a plnaaant vi.it to
C. a. Xnawi'i last week.
Dr. K. 8. Daria ia preparing to build
another More upon the aite where die
other was boned dorm.
The genie I Capt. J. C. Manhall apcut
Mao day la town plying kb boaincaa
and entertaining friends
X. L Uiaanei koa pamhasrd the ih
at 3. H. Lewis, la the llrery
biteiuraa of Lewis a Hinton.
Dr. and Mrs. Garrett, of Robrrdrl
attended the “Cheerfol Uar" onter
lahraamt Thorsday sight.
The little efclM of T. W. MeOirt tad
wife died last weak. The Headlight's
sympathy la with the be reared.
Capa, and the Mlaeeo C roe land were
here Friday night, aMrnditrg the
''Cheerfol Liar entertainment.
The Headlight learns with pis soars
that Mr. TfUaaaa Dmn, who has boon
qoito sink It Inymriaf a lowly.
The poMWtcia^jf the Headlight are
•odor ohllgatiaaa la Ror. W. C. Webb
far a lot of choice tomato plan w.
Bast Beat Ingham la building rapidly
ear tha bow it real, tad later, will be
the taadnmret aeatlnar of Ike town.
*r». Or. row Ik n w palming and
■MtofWb* topmalng Ito Iran aha
w»ly ymtotodl. A. MoAnfey.
Tto Hlnann toaf wutof to now open
■t Ito aland la Hiaaoa'i totok raw, and
toad a* ton will to tto mdar of tto day.
tana Patrick, Ito knailing afnt of
Ito MoJCtwaa warMa work*. waa mi
IM wank and re Inroad wtoh mml
W. T. Main, ito prlaalpln of Vtn
taglan Aoodamy panto Ihrankli Muek
togtoai M wank oa kto way to kto
KU&^MiyW; V >'/ '» 1 ^ '
V. S. Hogan ha* purchased lit*
Awy A Id red midiiwc on Fifth
John, and Jam*-* McDuffie, of Laur
Inbnrg passed through Rockingham
last week to attune) the funeral of their
•liter, Mr* A. O. XIMm.
C. B. Terry of (Ubana'a mill* era* In
to am u* trecraI day* ago. II* 1* one
of Richmond1* be*t fanner*, also one
of the Deadlight'* brat friend*.
M. L Hinson baa told bla residence
hi kbit liochIngham, and baa idotm)
hi* nnrther Into the Harrison building
whloh Mr. ftinam reerntly puchuaed.
The Headlight Icarus with great
pleasure that Dr. W. H. titoala ooctlii
uea to Im pence, and trust* that be will
soon bo able to reaamu bla prufcskmal
Hoa. Hector McLean, agent for the
People’* Mutual Benefit Aiwneiatkmof
Sorth Carolina, will be ha Rockingham
during court week, to iaaoc policies to
all peraoua desiring them.
W. U. Terry JSaq. long known to the
petiplr of the county, bn* retained the
practice of law, and has hit office at
Ham let. He will give special atten
tion to writing deed*, mortgage* Ml.,
and oolloetinii ofolainu.
Rev. C. L. Ureave*’ sorrleea are In
demand as a epeakor. and deaoavedly
to. He deliver* within Dm neat few
day* literary addrviMr* at UcFarlan,
Hulk too and KUcrbe Spring, pausing
in the mean time to marry a couple in
Chatham ouuuty. Congratulatioaa
Wo leant from the Bcunetuvlll*
Advocate that, on tha election in
Kbencaer aebool district, every vote
cast was in faeor of the tax, only two
vote* went cast—nothing like unity
when it cornea to raising aebool money.
If tbia wasn't unity, it was thr nest
thing to it—Congratulations Hro.
Graded Sr bool.
We trust that the truateoe of the
graded school will at once begin
preparations for opening the grad
ed schools by the Brat nf Hnqtem
bur. They hold a meeting on Tues
day night nnd organised hy alert
ing W. C. Look clutiriuau and A. J.
Maxwall, sac rotary.
We uc requested by the Couuty
Pension Board, to notify all the
Confederate veterans who Itsve
been receiving pensions, and those
entitled to same, to meet this
Board on the first Monday in July.
Those who are not able to come,
most be reprecented. This is re
qnired by law.
While many counties have erec
ted monuments in memory of
their gallant soldiers, who sacri
fiesd their live* in defenre of
southern rights and southern
womankind, Ridhmond has taken
no step in this direction. Rich
mond's sons who fell in battle,
and in hospitals and federal pris
ons ware bravo, gallant and patri
otic, and ware as dear to their
parents, wives, sisters and sweet
hearts aa were those of any land.
We know Richmond furnished her
full quota of troops, and that
those soldier boys were brave and
true. Then, shall we not revere
their memories, and aa a token of
affection for theui, erect a monu
ment to their memory. Who will
start a subscription for this
Y. C. Morton, of upper Rich
morwl, who made ue a pleaeent
call on Betarday, informed tw
that liter* waa a heavy fall of hail
hi the river aertlon between Colo
man'* mill and Mangam. He
ftatee that from the heat infor
mation he mold get it waa pertio
early on the fan* of Lee Little,
that Mr. Little hod planted hie
cotton a recond time, and won Id
herein plant again.
Hail fell in eevaral erctiora of
theeonntryoo Friday. We had
a light ehower la Rockingham,
ham't gut M yet, after pleating
The C'heerlul Liar.
Tit is farm comedy, as rendered
by distinguished home talent at
Rockingham, on the tfth instant,
gives it rank among the I tost
comedies of modern w riter*. This
company made its debut on the
evening above stated, iu the court
house, and was greeted by an over
flowing bouse; and if we can form
any estimate of the appreciation
of the audience by the enthusias
tic and prolonged applause which
aim so frequently indulged in, we
would say that the exercise* must
have been unusually entertaining.
The manner in which each mem- J
bor of the coiu]suiy executed his j
or her part, in tliedifferent scenes,!
showed remarkable discernment
in the allotment of the different
character* to the parties who rep
resented thorn. Every member of
the company acted his or her port
with distinguished ability, and
the concurrent judgement of the
audience was that, though ama
teurs, they are entitled to rank a*
The exercises were opened by
little Miss Jennie Watson, about
eight years of age, who sang beau
tifully, a beautiful solo—“When
the Sun Went Down.” This woa •
followed liy the appearance of the
“County Constable’’—P. C. Whit- !
lock, in a manner which could not I
bo excelled. Then came “Hostins
Hassell, J. P.’’—Sttile Dockery,
in his own iuim:tahle style, with !
all the dignity Which characterized 1
a justice of tho pooce in onte-bel- ,
liuu days. His personal appear- '
anoe, in hia judicial garb, was ini- '
pressive and unique, and in every j
| way, worthy of the occasion ^ *»•*
while turf clinerfSfhnss was notable
at time*, his serenity was disturb
ed several times by intense anxiety
ami occasional disappointments.
Mr. Dockery folly sustained hia
reputation as peasesaing remark
able stage talent. "Randolph
Dearborn,”—A. McN. Page, in lus
first appearance in this line nt
Rockingham, made for himself
quite a reputation.
"den. Boomer,"—Major Edwin
Sully, the very man, and the only
man for the place, easily distin
guished himself, and wqm Laurels
which no other could have so suc
cessfully achieved. "Rev. Sirs
Stiggins,"—Thos. C. Leak, Jr.
This character was presented by
Mr. Leak most successfully—here
sgnin the question is askod, who
could hare represented the ramson
in a more dignified and becoming
manner? "Flora Boomer" was
moat excellently represented hy
the beautiful and charming Miss
Edwins Armistead—aha was stage
horn—built for the business.
"Birdie Bweetlove,” by Miss Mat
tie Johnson, the accomplished
president of the "Old Maid’s So
ciety," was truly a success a de
cided success. The "Hoosler
school mam" was represented by
Mias Pattio Led rand, whose gifts
in this direction eminently fit her
for any position in such scene*.
Aggregating the different actors
■no immim, we an not nwiitw
to my tlmt they make a combina
tion which rhoold draw fall hcrneee
ia any town or oity which they
might be induced to ruit, and wa
auggeet that tlita company make
engagementa witli aeveral towna
on the 0. C. railroad.
Aad now we aak who conld hare
mote heautifnlly and elegantly
rendered tlie popular aoloa w> ex
eelleatly rung by lfaadamea Lad
better and Brerott with the organ
accompaniment nnder the ekiil
fal toaefa of Johnnie Armietead'a
NngmT Well done—a inaguiA
eent entertainment waa the anani
onw rwrdiet of the large, intelli
Take Tim Headlight.
Kiterbe Minings High th-himl.
Tbs clewing exercises of this
popular school will occur on Fri
day, lho 24th instant, with the
Exercise*: Friday, Mny 24th. at
10 o'clock, a. m.
Annual Address: Friday, May
24th, 2:90 o'clock, p. m., by Rev.
C. L. Greave*, of Rockingham.
Reception: Friday, May 24th,
8:80 o* clock, p. in.
Chief, J. R. Bennett, J. B. Rey
nolds, J. C. Watson, Paul Bennett,
P. B. Broedcn. ,
Everybody invited. A good'
time may he expected, as this
school always hue excellent enter
tainments. The address by Mr.
Groavce, wo can assure you in ad
vupue, will be strictly up-to-date
in every respect.
Mrs A, Q. KlcbobMiu.
Mr*. Nicholson passed quietly
away last Monday at 8'o'clock
a. in., and now ber silent dost re
poses in the Green Lake cemetery
to await the resurrection mom.
She was a good woman, a devoted
wife and a most affectionate
mother. She leave* a heart-broken
husband and two little children,
one only a week old. At such a
seemingly cruel separation the
heart grows sick and sad until we
rsmemlwr that God doeth all
things well. Hi* way* are inscru
table and w e shudder aa we see onr
loved ones nearing tho oilier shore,
Jess* can make s dying bed
durt as downy pillow* an.
.. Deullcis but the portal to and-,
lass life. a*life of joy or a life of j
^tsa^.'i: hityo that ah* alsagi*
well, wfjsre death and sorrow never
corns nivd w here family rs-uniona
Rev. F. V. Shuniliurger, pastor
of tbs Uatodiat oharcti commenced
a meeting last uiBht, which will
continue for tome days. To night
Rev. Walter I. Herbert will be
here, and will preach from day to
day daring the continuance of the
meeting. Mr. Herbert is an ex
cellant preacher, and a noted re
vivalist. He is in the regular
work, and Is a member of the S. C.
conference. Let everybody hear
Fow May Term, 1901.
MONDAY. MAY, *7, 1901.
191. J. W. Covington vs. J. M. Mines.
10. Flora McLean V*. W. W. Bullard.
10. W J. Whitaker v». Henry H. Cov
68. W.F. Hhsnkla vs. Ureen Whitley.
<9. O. A. Whitley vs. W. V. Nhaaklu.
a W. F. ShankW vs. U A. Whitley.
91. K. B. Loviu tJmr. of Daniel OI1IU.
dveeasid, vs. J. H. Ullllt.
190. 8. M. Joycer vs. A. A. Joyner.
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1801.
81 J. H. Ulllls v* K. B. Lcrrin, admr.
of Daniel OHHs. deceased.
86. John W. Covington vs John O.
MeCaaklli, el al.
88. Bernard Wlnfleld, trustee, at al,
vs John O. Dean.
87. M. K Milk and wife, and K. H.
Bhepherd vs Harrison Shepherd,
W. d. Crump. Ka'r et al.
86. A. D. Williams, vs J , A. MeNalf.
11* T^ike Ulbsun vs H. H. Covington
In. r. K uuiiiron vI John LrMk.
WKDNBKDAY, If AY. 39. 1901.
14*. LnnrHarmilk Rm. va W. S. Crump
Ex of K. Bmrdnn, dnovaaad.
199. Daro Covington Ta Chill* Coving
199. Wlllit B. Knight va R A A A T. R
Mf. Clanda Rand lord va I. T. Wat.
199. Lvoy Carolina Carry, admr. va
C 0 It U Co.
199. Alfrvd Loardamllk va B. B. I/O
drmllk Ex. and guaadlan.
THURSDAY, MAY 90. 1901.
MR. Ann la J Canary va Rohrrt Uaaary
fit. D. >. Caanami A Broa. va K. O.
(Khanat A J T John, Jr.
319. Dal la Ann Ingla vi C C R R Co
*39. J ■ Boom nOCIHOo
399 Bobrrt EllaHra va Alloa KlUrbn
Ona apprariatoa a onrtainty.
Ywr puc lint-book and fancy will
baaatiaflad to a onrtafnty with
Y. M. Bogan, Aoo.
f-J‘ “ -*■ -k iti ill ii l g |
jHamlet Department £
The now mayor and roiumision
ers were sworn in Wednesday.
Mr. Rob a coal rector of Ham
let haa gone to Jacksonville Fla
H. F. Wads and K. B. Saun
dera, of Rockingham was hero
Contractor J. II. Nails visited
his parents in Chatham comity
Saturday and Sunday.
Quito a shower of hail fell in
Hamlet Friday evening. No
damage was done we think.
Walter l’araons, Senator Mor
riaou, John Smith, J. 1'. Cameron
T. B. Covington of Rockingham
were here Wednesday.
O. T. Goodwin one of Hamlet’s
oldest and moat prosperous mer
chants, is haviug himself a beau
tiful residence erected.
Luther Smith had the misfor-1
tune to loose a fine milk row Sat
urday. She tangled her aulf in
the rope fell and broke her neck.
T. H. Brooks and family left
Saturday for Lumbortou, where
Mr. Brooks lias accepted a po
sition with the Carolina and
Dilla Brooks was tried in Jus
tice Freeman’s court Thursday,
for assisting tier husliaud in es
caping from the grant house, and
iu default of 92UO.OO justifiable
bond, was sent up to jail to nwnit
court. Parties all colored.
L,ncif <v sxJtputPU. J».. the i?»me
of a now liquor rirrn that will open
up in Hamlet this week. That
will make Hamlet five barrooms,
one distillery nearly ready to op
erate. Miss Carrie Nation might
do a smashing business hero for a
President John Skelton Will
iams, vice president J. M. Barr,
rlupt. second division J. M, Tur
ner, William Moncure and train
master, C. H. Hix of the 8. A. L.
were in Hamlet Friday morning
on a tour of inspection of the 8.
A. L. system.
In the muncipol oonrt before
Mayor Freeman, Hattie Springs
and anothor colored dninc was up
for fighting. Both were women
of low repute. Mayor Freeman
promptly placed them in the
guard house with a fine. Thu*
ended one day of court proceed
ings in Hamlet.
Mac. Molsm had Walter Tyson
on a warrant before Squire Neill
McDonald, for stealing hi* purse
with 0.00 iu money. The evidence
was such that would not convict
and Tyson wa* set free, and the
plaintiff Mcl/ean wo* taxed with
I the coat. Attorney J. W. Legmnd
of Rockingham appeared for the
defendants in both the above
A Card er Thank*.
To the kind friend*, who *o
thoughtaully miniate rad to my
dear wif* during liar illn***, and
ralaiuled uuhoiiiidfxT kiuduee* to
my family ainrs her death, I re
turn my most gateful acknowilgr
menta. A. G. Nicholson.
A Idle ted Family.
W# learn with graat sorrow and
heartfelt sympathy, of the *ad
condition of Mr. W. 8. Crump
and family. If* and one or two
members of tie family are now
We sincerely hope that the
angel of mercy will hover over hie
honachold, and that thorn mem
ber* now ill, will soon be restored
On Easter unmday, a* we hud
holiday we dacnlad to have a pic
nic. Every one waited anxiously
for the day to come. Wo were nil
up bright and rorlv to prepare for
<>ur day in flic woods, among the
liemitifl rock* and feme. We
started shout ten o’clock and Ar
rived nt thu place wliere we were
to liave our picnic, about eleveu
We had n very prett y place near
Steele* mill called “The Rocks.
All around on tlie largest nek*
you could see hnppy group* of
boys and girls, chatting and hav
ing ft good time. We had fresh
mineral and spring water which
we enjoyed very much.
Ahout ono o’clock we were call
ed to dinner, out in a shady spot
in the cool woods. Every one eu
joyed and ate heartily of the de
lightful lunch of which we liod an
abundance. We then strolled
leisurely oround, some tugclwsLer
other* to gather pretty wild flow
cm, n few fished aud boat riding
would have been enjoyed, but our
chaperons didn't tliiuk tliat best,
as it was dangerous.
Alstut three o'clock we all gath
ered together und decided to tak*
n walk. Wa went up the branch
a short distance und got our last
drink of spring water tbnn return
ed to start home, as it was gettiug
late. We had some trouble with
our horse ns he was inclined to re
main a while longer, we had to
stop when he thought beet,
remain styJ. hie chose wstart
oCi again. We got Inins about
seven o’clock aud found all wait
ing for us to hear about tjie glori
ous Easter picnic. h'L
Inn May Weill.
X-Ray was in our village on
Fine spring weather this week,
crops are doing fine, wheat and
P. O'Brien and wife of Ellerbc
were visiting relatives and friends
at Rolierdel Sunday.
We are having our full share of
shows these times, with grspho
phones galore. A man from
Steele’s mills gave us an enter
tainment last Saturday night.
A party went to the fishery on
the Pee Dee last Saturday,. They
reports pleasant trip, and a jolly
time. Some of the finest crops of
the season are being raised in that
section, Mr. Ingrurn having about
two hundred acres of the finest
oats to bo scon. While there, we
met our old friends, Ingram, V.C.
Morton and wife aud Alfred
Duncan Mark* and family of
Silver Rnn, hava been viai ting
Mina Ida Nicholenn, who ha*
been visiting her brother, < sue
Mias Eugenia and Jeeaie Sun
dew have been visiting friend* .and
relatives at Cordova.
Mieses Alioe and Vara Haunyder*
spent Sunday with Miaa Bella
Meacham, of Rolwrdel.
J. A. Sullivan and other* went
to fira**y Inlands last Wednesday,
hut didn't get many fish on ac
count of high water.
Mieses Stella end Fannie I.enn*
May Webh and Master Ahgue
Webb visited friends at Pea Daa
Saturday and Sunday.
Mra. Tom Meek* and family
front Rockingham, were v i«Hlng
at Mra. Breeden • Sunday after
noon. Two Qin*.
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