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A1. Oarri* J. A. Carter, aad Meatra.
Omuity Board Education.
This Board held a called meet
ing last Friday to adjust the con
troversy in Steele’s towuahip iu
District No. 1, in reference to
school committeemen. Parties
demur ring to the retention of the
present committee were represent
ed by Major J. D. Shaw. The
members of the preeent committee
were reresented by A. S. Dockery,
Esq. The plaintiff* in tbs oase
asked for the removal of two of
the preeent committee and the
appointment of two more selected
by them, one representing them,
end the other, as a disinterested
party. After a patient hearing
of the case as prevented pro and
con by counsel, the Board decided
1° retain the present committee.
District No. 2 in Bearer Dam
township was divided into two
districts, that portion next to the
Mineral Springs line to be known
as No. 2, with J. P. Harris, Nelson
Gibson and J. M. McQueen as its
committee. The committee is to
furnish school house aud make a
deed to same, to school committee
a:td their successor* in office, to be
valid so long as it is used for edu
cational purposes, The new dis
trict will he known aa No. 0 with
the following committee: i. A.
Marks, J. O. McKay. This school
will be opened at Silver Run
church, and taught there, until a
school house i* built.
The following committee was
appointed for the new district No.
1, in Rockingham township:
Robt. Webb, L. B. Mancss and M.
A. McGregor was appointed a
committeeman in district No. 1,
Wolf Pit township, in pis*} of D.
M. Hay, resigned.
Tha Great Falla MUl
Thia mill and other property of
the Gnat Falls Co., was cold last
Monday for **7,000. Mr. Gore, of
Wilmington, being the purchaser.
The mill ponds, fonr in number,
were sold separata.
It is eltaoet certain that this
bid will be raised ten per cent.,
and another sals ordered.
The Wadding Balls Blaglag.
To-night two souls are to be
made happy. Mr. R. K. G-egory
leads to the bymeoia 1 altar, Miss
LUsie Long, the second daughter
of Mr. and Mn. W. F. Long. Mr.
Gregory ia a brother to Mrs. R. A.
Lackey, of Hamlet. Many friend*
win rejoice with these excellent
yoong people and vie with each
other in expressing sincere wishes
for their present and fnture hap
piness. The Headlight extends
congratulations in advance.
Tbs Walter Matas Clreas.
This oelebratcd show was here
on tbs list, nit., and we do not
hesitate to say that it was the beet
end cleanest thing of ths kind
we have had here In a long time.
We did not witness tbs per
formances, but we have beard
quite a number of persons speak
eommendably of the exhibition
snd ths management, expressing
a wish that this "Show” would
corns again next season.
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Rockingham, N. C., Nor. 1.—
Among the must thriving little
town* in Eat tern North Carolina,
ia Rockingham, the county teat
nf Richmond. The population
now it about 8,000, proper. Of
courae thia doee not take in the
suburbs or the cotton mill*.
Rockingham now bar three
good banks, the Bank of Pee Dee,
Richmond County Savings Rank
and the Farmer'* Bank. The last
named bank it a new one, which
was juet started up the 7th of
test month. Mr. Robt. L. Steele
i* the president. Mr. Leake S.
Covington, the clever cashier,
a bowed me through the bank and
I must say that it would be a
credit to tome of the city banka.
It ia a nice brick building that
coat 86.000 and is fumithad with
handsome oak furniture and fix
tures. It is equipped with the
latest modern improvements for
the protection of deposits and to
insure accuracy in aocounts, in
cluding a large fire proof vault,
a Mosher screw door, burglar
proof eafa and an American arith
mometer. The Mosher safe cost
11,600. The capital ia 816,000.
The Bank of Pee Dee, of which
Meter* T. C. Leak is president
and W. L. Parsons, cashier, haa a
capital stock of 834,860. Surplus
816,000. This is the oldest bank
The new Richmond County Sav
ing* Bank was etarted up about
the diet of this tyear. Maun.
W. L. Parsons is persident and
W. L. Scales cashier. It has a
capital of IlSgQQO.
Ur. L. C. Sharp, superintend
ent of tbe electrie light plant
here, informs me that the lights
will be beaming in the “cityn in
about two week*. They expect to
have water works and the good
roads system in this county some
time in tbe future.
They bays a fine echool here
now. The graded school has Seen
completed and tha school is now
in progress. They have five teach
er* at present and 900 students.
Ur. J. H. Hill ia superintendent.
Tbe people of this section believe
in education. They just finished
the artesian well at tbe graded
echool a few day* ago, 186 fast
deep, which ia a great conven
ience.' Work was begun to-day of
boring one right near the court
house. They will soon have. a
plenty of good water here.
There are seven cotton mills in
and near Rockingham, namely)
The Pee Dee No 1 and No 9; the
Great Palls, (this mil] is to be
sold next Monday at pnblio sale) :
the Midway Hills; the Steele
Mill*; the Roherds! Mills and tha
Ledbetter Mills. All of thsee
mills are running on time and do
ing a good business, except the
one for sale.
The Cord or a literary Society
will make ita debat before the
people on the aeoond Saturday
night in Kov., the 0th. The ques
tion for discussion is "Women'*
Rights,” and each aide has four
•paakera. Krerybody in inritad
They have four churches here,
the Methodist, Baptist, Kpiaoo
pai and Preabytcrian.
Mr. 3. H. Walsh, the genial
and clever *dltor of the Headlight,
■ay* hi* papar ia programing floa
ty. Ha tails ma that the 'cotton
nop of Richmond county will be
■boot 66 per sent. The ootn crop
will be abort one half. There
will he nothing made scarcely on
the river. There are a few fer
aser* ia the eoaoty who had all of
l heir sot ton on upland* that will
■aka a bale of cotton to the are.
The pea vine and the harveet will
help the farmers out considerably
in thiaaection tbia year.
Capt. W. I. Everett and Mr.
W. E. Croeland, the two largest
farmer* in Richmond oounty,
planted for 1.800 bale* of ootton
thi* year and will make about
000. Their corn crop is nearly
half.—W. H. Redfern in Char
Be Warned of Blacker Bros.
"The trading public ia hereby
wbmed to be ever on the lookont
that they do not get “picked up”
by inialeeding statement*, and
fall to see lire big line of Clothing,
Shoaa and Geut’a Furnishing*,
thht are going at extremely low
prioea, at Blacker Bros. Do not
risk the statement of any man,
hut go and aae them youraelf and
see that they are fair dealers and
low seller*. We will prove our
honest dealings by a coll.
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SiLvaa Rob. Dear Headlight—
I am a little girl 10 years old. 1
hare never written a letter to your
valuable paper bat will send in a
few lines hoping to see it in print.
I am a member of the church. I
go to Sunday school nearly every
Sunday and always try to have a
good leaaon. I have two sisters
and two brothers. We can all
play the organ exoept the two
smallest. 1 mill oak the littls
folk* a question: What verse in
tbs Bibig opntaina hll the letters
in the alphabet. Much love to
«b* ^ebdllght had little folkf.
Hattie B. Marks.
Rockisoham. Dear Headlight.
Seeing so many letters from the
children, I thought I would write
one too. I hope it will be printed
as this is my first effort. 1 am
going to school now, and I dearly
love to go. My little brother goes
and he likee to go too. I am so
glad he dose, for boys don’t gen
erally like school. 1 saw a letter
from my little friend Katie Bos
tick, of BUerbe. Write again,
Katie, I enjoyed your letter very
much. Beet wishes to the Head
light. Bessie Terry.
Robbbdbi.. Dear Headlight,—
As I have never written to the
Children’s Column before, I grasp
my pen with much pleasure to
writs one. I am a little boy 12
years old and I go to school every
day. My teacher is Prof. W. L.
Cridlebaugh, and I like him very
ranch. Pa says I can go to Orand
ma's Christmas. She live* in up
per Richmond, and I can go rabbit
banting. I will close for this
Urns. Beat wishes to the Head
light. Your Friend,
Pea rile BMlard
Rockingham. Mr. Editor.—
I am knocking at the door of tho
Children’! Column for the Ant
time. My pap* take* the dear
Bead light, and I love *o mnch, to
road the nice letters of so many
children every week. Our school
is now open, and w# feel like try
ing harder than ever to improve
oar time. We love our teacher
and hope (he love* ne all—the
eeemc like ebe does. It so pleas
oat when I go home in the even
ing to play with my sweet little
bine eyed baby Meter. My mama
hoe only foar children, tsro boys
and two girle. I am going on
eleven yearn old, and the only
on* that goes to eebool. I wish
to join the children'* band. Let’s
0*11 it the Little Worker*. By'bye
t® all. Janie.
CTy4# O^dhi sed Mtw VAJley Kelly
Fr Our Co
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Better mind, Mr. Editor, or
some one will be shipwrecked.
H. T. Clark, formerly engineer
■t Cordova, has gone to Charlotte.
We forgot to mention last week,
that Mrs. Han me Sullivan attend
ed the Baptist Association and
visited friends in Anson last week.
Mrs. John W. Bounds and little
ones are visiting her parents in
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meacham,
of Rockingham, visited hit brother
Jeese and family, Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs Joe Button visited
Mr. Battnu’s father and mother
on Falling creek Saturday and
Mr. Lilea, of Anson, visited his
brother-in-law, Mr. Carter at L.
A. Hall’s Sunday.
Capt. Chat. Lear and Messrs.
Fincher and Millikeu, of Hamlet,
were at Rev. W. C. Webb’s Sun
Some one stole the cloth cover
ing from one of E. M. Boggsn's
lettuce beds last Saturday night.
| At this writing we haven't learn
| ed whether he has recovered it or
not, but understand that he has
the guilty one spotted. No doubt
but what tlte guilty one will be
brought to justice.
Messrs. Dank and Henry Mc
Duffie visited their father up <>i^
j Mountain creek Saturday and
Wilj Goodwin ha* purchased
■ Dr. Register'* house ant- lot on
Cordova highte now occupied by
J. W. Bounds.
Two of oar most promineut
men went duck hunting out in the
sand hills Saturday evening.
Queer place for ducks. It seems
that somebody’* cart has turned
Roosevelt may dine all the ne
groes he chooses to, but if he
should strike a right hungry one
he would give us the Job.
The woods seem to be full of
candidates from road overseer up
to congress, notwithstanding this
is an off year politically.
Qlad to see news from Roberdel.
Hope S. D. and J. H. will come
O’Brien and McKrfy have open
ed a barber shop and are prepared
to wait upon the long-haired pub
Billy Patterson has been hit
again, but we didn’t strike him.
Every body applauded your edi
torial of last week. Hr. Editor.
Shoot ’em in often.
Roosevelt made an excellent ap
pointment in appointing Frank I.
Osborne to fill Judge- Fuller’s
Sheriff Wright filled bis regular
appointment at the Baptist chnrch
Sunday, preaching a splendid ser
mon to large and appreciative con
The little baby girl of Mr. end
Mre. 8. T. Mom ia quite tick.
It ia now aaid that Lacy ia the
oanae of the little dog being killed
ae it followed him and Sam off.
Mr. Editor, ae quite a number
of your readen hare aeked the
writer to keep agitating the pri
mary aymetem for our newt elec
tioae, let aa aay that we think it
uaaleaa, ae almoet eretybody famra
it, and our County Chairman elan
auye we can here it. So it eeema
to be ao aeeared feet. We know
end ean apeak for a great majority
of the people, that It la dwmaudvo
and ia the only fair and square way
wherein the voice of the people
can be heard, and the time is now
here when that voice can, will
and HCrr BE heard. Mr. Negro
i» no longer to the front but in
•tead muat knock at the back door.
Slat-ea n>av be made and alatea
can be broken, convention* nuiy
l>e |>acked but can be unpacked.
So far aa we know there ta no hin
drance to a county primary aye
tern. But come what may, aink
or awim, live or periah we muat
nod cannot be anything bnt truo
Democrats. We know nothing
better than that dear word Demo
racy. It haa been tried and foqnd
aa blue ateele. It ia the only hope
of the Southern white man politi
cally, and we must be on our
guard ; be op the alert,—our old
foe ia not deed but aleepeth. A
great effort will Ire made by the
Republican party to gain strength.
The negro will uinke great stride*
to qualify himeelf to come within
the bound* of i he qualified auff
mge amendment, ami we muat
work while it is yet light. We
muat educate or we muat periah
and let ue be a united party, will
lug to listen to the voice of the
people, all true Democrats, high
or low, rich or poor, the buaineaa
and profeaaionul man, the plain
working people for the glory and
atrength of the republic today are
its plain working people.
Priiicpi and Loidj may flourish aad
A breath can make them aa a breath
But aa hanrat yeomanry—a country's
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"Shen once destroyed can Mvfr^W
To your tents, Oh lares).
We are sorry to learn of the ill
ness of Mrs. W. P. Ellerbe. Hope
•he will soon recover.
Rev. W. R. Copped ge is now
conducting s series of meetings at
Ed Smith, who haa been visit
ing his brother, Alexander, of
Alabama, returned home lost week.
How ia the restaurant over on
Green Pond, getting along?
There waa a sociable at J. J.
Bennett’s last Satnrday night,
which was much enjoyed by th«
Messrs. W. W. Oibeon, and O.
W. Hnarne left last Satnrday
morning for Montgomery county.
Miseee Ella and Mary Harris
of Beaver Dam. were visiting Mias
Ara Bennett last Sunday.
Mias Fleta Reynolds, who haa
been visiting her parents, return
ed to her h6me at Charlotte last
Monday. . ,
Hurrah, for Roberdel,—two mar
riages this week, and five new
Rev. K. C. Sell preached an ex
cellent Mrmon to a large congrega
tion Sunday morning.
Miss Nettie McDonald, of Pee
Dee, spent Monday in Roberdei:
Mr. and Mm. Walter Dawkins
are visiting at Hope Mills, Cum
berland county. ■ • , t. ,
Mm. J. T. Livingston, of Lilse
villa, is spending a few days with
h«r father, James Maecham.
Mrs. E. E, Johnson, of Capel'e
Mills, is visiting relatives in the
Min Myrtle Smith and sister,
Mm. Minnie Terry, of Hamlet,
were visiting relatives here Sen
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