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ROCKINGHAM, N. C.. KKJDAY, MA cgH .4. 1902.
Local News Items
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Uockiug'a jail is without » prisoner.
W. (X Leak spent Sunday In Wades
Miss Pat Me Use is back home from
Oaj*. W. T. Krsrctt attended Scot
JSd Wilks, of Greensboro, spent Sun
day In the city.
J. K. Hpencer is ftttonding the Char
lantun Its position. *
Mrs. Many Mattox spent Sunday
with friends in town.
Minn ilettic Mooaly and Anule are
visiting Southern Pines.
* John U. Thrower, of Hoffman, was a
pleasant caller, Monday. .
Mias Mamie Steele returned Tuesday
frasn a rail Moehsviiie.
l>r. Thomas Steele, of WilmlngHM,
spent M canes say in town. -
Will land, one of Mnlaist’s Clever
merchants, spent Sunday here
• J.f. Bolus, of Capet's Mills, spent
Mnnasj night in Jtocamgham.
Man W. «f. Lank visited Mia. J. C.
Mr. and Mas. W. T. Homer spent
MuMthy with John >'. ilsiner and Uu.
Mr. mod Mi*. Bred Dieklnaon return
ed BUuiUgi Qgul Inuu uiuir oruuU
W. L Pnou, Mahler of the Bank
«f Me item, spent oudiy in Um1c»>
Mka Biakey ia book from the north
where earn Went to puruiiaeu her apruig
CoHia aold at Mt. QUmd Monday at
• ota. It ia bruiguig the Mine price
Mo*. #. M. Shaan burger preached an
Jaat bunday, to a
Lola Huberts, of lower Wolf
larhdtoigfriembi^«uid telaUree in
Hariiog. MaUooald, of Hog man,
spent Monday u> town and made the
Mead light a pieaaaat call.
Tha Head light ragreta to loam that
Maw Mouie Tarry, of Boberdel, ia
Parte as ty tick with pneumonia.
Ur. J. M. Cuviuftuu, Jr.
We take from the Wadeitl*oro
M. A I., the following clipping:
“About three mo. ths ago Mr.
Thomas Lewis was assaulted, aud
severely injured, by soru* one, in
the rear of the Saylor block. Mr.
: Lewis, who has been confined to
the house ever since the assault,
suffered a great deal .with one of
his eyft, which finally went out.
Recently his physicians decid. d
that it was necessary to remove
the diseased eye, iu order to save
|:he good one, and an operation
was performed Monday afternoon,
by Dr. J. M. Covington, Jr., as
sisted by Drs. Ashe and Bennett.
Mr. Lewis stood the operation1
well and it is :.ow thought that he'
The Headlight extends congrat
ulations to L}r. Jimmie, our clev
er, talented Rockingham boy.
Wonderful to TelL
A correspondent from Dudo
writes os follows:
*'W. P. Ingram and Joe Porter
killed 860 birds and 17 rabbits
in ono day After this they
went over to the Big Island and
cut down a bee tree that was 160
feet long and 6 feet Jin diameter.
From this tree they took 0 gallons
of honey, after 0 men had eaten
all they conld hold. Then they
nailed together 2 plank 12 inches
wide and ten teet long and tilled
this trough' In doing this they
had to wade through honey over
their shoe tops for 20 feet around
the tree and when they left, the
honey was still running from the
shattered tree like molasses from
an open faucet”
He says there are several more
trees ns large as this.
Now let somebody beat this.
Teachers' Meeting, Black Jack
This meeting was truly encour
aging. The children were present
from every school in the town
ship, five in all. Font ot these
wen* represented by their teach
ers, several committee-men were
present also. The church was
Miss Faith Covington brought
in Mias Howell, who read an ex
cellent eaaay in good style, and
one little boy, (did not get nanie)
who made a nice little apeech.
Miss Litxie Dockery had a young
lady, Miss Covington, who read an
excellent eaeay, in good style.
Mias Mattie Maynor, of No. 8,
read an excellent essay. Her
style was good also.
Miaa Haywood, of Miss Hat
tie Davis’ school, gave us an ex
cellent recitation, in good style.
Ail of these young ladies acquit
ted themselves handsomely. The
spelling class showed good train
ing and ws heartily ooupmand
teachers and pupils.
The many friends of Rev. W. C.
Webh of Cordova, will make an
effort to seoars his nomination for
the house of representatives.
Mr. Webb possemn all tbs qual
ifications needed for tbs place—
Honest, sincere and upright, with
tbs interests of tbs people at
heartland, If eleoted, no dishonest
dollar sou bribe him. Ho is a
working man, an old Confederate
soldier, a Christian minister, and
aa each wo present his noma for
tbs consideration of the voters of
lisbmood,so«nty. Giro us W.
0. Webb, Stoola’s mill.
I win pay fata each, for on* o*
two aapisa of rake Headlight, of
the following dates, if in good
condition. May, *>, Jans t,
Jana 17, July 94, August 91.
W, H- Covington.
Mm. Mury CoVltiKlou.
Mr*. Mary Covington, the tie
loved wife (if Mr. John B. Coving
ton, died on lo*t Thur*day even
ing and her remain* were iuterrvd
on Friday afternoon in the North-;
am oenietesy. Rev. D. C, Britt
conducted the burial service* in
the presence of a large concourse^
off friend*. Mrs. Covington had
iieen for a number of years a de*.
voted Christian woman and on ex
emplary tnr-mlier of the Baptist
church She had been in feeble
health for several years, a victim
of heart trouble, and no doubt
she would have died earlier, hut
for the devoted attention of her’
faithful and loving daughter, Mr*'
W. C. Hicks. But the end came,,
and the happy spirit winged it*
flight above storm and cloud to
that beautiful land, where sick
ness and death are unknown, and
storm-clouds never rise. a
God doetli all tiling* well. Let'
the bereaved say, “Thy will l»'
done.” Our teadoreet sympathy*
is with those who weep.
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Died Near Silver Bum Church, ''ij
After a long illness Miss Margo.
ret F. Thrower passed away o»
the 10th, iust. She was horn oir
October 0th, 1820. She joined^
the Baptist church in 1040, and
had been a consistent member
since that time. She leaves two
brothers and three sisters to
monrn their loss, besides many
other relatives and frieuds. '•'$
She was buried at home in thf
family grave yard. The buruU
services wer^M^ducted by T. Jy
_*_ ' r:\
This l^pil School
This school, which was taught
by Miss Hattie Davis, closed last
Thursday, with an exhibition at
night. It a os not our privilege'
to be present and participate iu
the festivities of ths occasion.
We learn, however, that Mias
Hattie hod an excellent program,
and that the children acquitted
Scooped It In
When we had printed about
one half of onr last week’s issues,
we learned that a flagman on a
freight train had jnet been killed,
so we stopped the press, set up the
news and published it in bnlanoe
of our issue. This will explain
why all the papers did not contain
Teacher's Meeting* In Steele'*
It wa* onr privilege to meet the
teachers, pupils, committeemen
and patrons of three schools of
Steelo’s township, at Hebron
church on Tueeday last. It is
certainly enoonrageing to see a
whole community thus interssted.
The exercises were pleasant and
entertaining. Yonng Mr. Carter
of Mr. Jonee* school and yonng
Mr. Matteraon, of Mias Paul in *
St an back's so bool, acquitted
themselves in dsolamation, in a
manner which reflected great cred
it upon themselves and their
eohools. Mis* ——of Misp
Stan back’s school, read an excel
lent seeay and mad it well, Thgw
exercises were closed in splendid
style by little Master Monroe, ojf
Mm. Lisxie Wheeler’s school, k
bright little boy, with a nice lit.
tie epeech, which was excellently
delivered. It wae very gratifying
to ese n general turnout of the
people at this meeting* Mm
Wheeler’s pupils exhibited seme
excellent speohneue of drawing.
The teachers and pupils are to be
commended for their work.
Vo brilliant enoosss la business
is on record whom the value of
newspaper advertising wae not me*
SlsfcSJlT3 'ut p"m
In addition to announcements ■
already made as to the t ime anil
place of holding our Second Quar
terly Conference on this circuit,
we hereby remind the members of
this circuit tlmt our second quar
terly conference will be held nt
Green Lake church, embracing the
4th Sunday and Saturday before
it, in March. 22nd and 2lird. We
earnestly insist that us many of
our members from the different
churches on t he circuit, as can
possibly do so, will attend the
services on Saturday and Sunday, j
We especially insist that stewards i
from each church on the circuit be!
present on Saturday at the service
at 11 a. ui. The stewards oil the
circuit for 1902, are as follows:
I)r. J. T. Hiatt, B. B. O’Brien,
J. r. McLeod, L. W. McNeill, M.
C. Hssty, R. L. Webb, J. D. Has
ty, W. C. Kllerl>e, R. L. Nichols,
il. C. KUerbe, J. P. Harris, T. C.
Gibson, O. G. Reynolds, £. C.
Jhoina* and W. G. LeGrnnd.
i_ Now, brethren, you hold a very
important office in the church, and
ooe that demands attention to its
fiuancial interests. It is very im
'portant that you be present at
every quarterly conference in the
bounds of your circuit. Come,
let us have a full attendance of
stewards at Green Lake, on the
22nd,'inst., at 11a. m.
.We hope the members of Green
Lake church will arrange to be
present on Saturday ns well as
'Sunday. Dr. Rone, our beloved
Presiding Elder, will preach for
ob Saturday and Sunday, at
gbe time herein specified.
Sf . P. C.
As suggestions about candi
dates seem to be in order, I take
the liberty of submitting a. fen
remarks through your valnsble
paper. It teems that almost ev
erybody in the county has some
personal friend he wants to elect
to office, regardless of his ability
or qualification. This is not the
right kind of spirit we should
have. We are a too intelligent
people for anything like this. I
have thirty-seven friends that
would !>e all o. k. in office, but
I know there are better men in the
county, and I’m for the best. We
all should be, for the world is
watching as. What we ought to
do is to get together on some meu
who are -qualified to fill the offiee*
and net try to elect men for per
sonal reasons. Ws think ws have
men os good and true as there is
in N. C., and these are the ones
that should fill our offices, every
true voter will agree with me, then
let us rally to support our best
men. We ought to re-eleot onr
present Sheriff and Register of
Deeds for one more term. For
the Clerk of Court, two of our
beet men have been suggested.
John Everett is a noble young
man, and we are all proud of him.
We could not elect any better.
J. H. Walsh, we think, would be
an expert in the Clerk’s office.
Let ue elect one of thee* men for
Clerk. A. 8. Dookery for the
Legislature. Hurrah for Dockery I
J. W. Lents.
Helds the World's Record.
“Mr. Fred J. Terry, formerly
n linotype operator ip this office,
but now witn Edwards A Brough
ton of Raleigh, holds the world’s
reohrd for speed in setting brevier
type, In nine hours he perform
ed the marvelous feat of setting
06,000 erne brevier. This is al
most as much work as ten men
eould do setting type by hand,
“The News feels a special pride
in Mr Terry's achievement.—Char
Miss Fssisls Shaw, Of Best Is gin si,
It vWUag rslstlvss In Laartaburg
The County News
Miss Stella Baldwin line been
quite sick all the past week.
L. A. Hall, Esq., is visitiug
relative* in Charlotte.
Mis* Lom Ingle has been quite
sick for several days.
George Gilliam, formerly of
Cordova, but now of Ossipw
mill*, Klon College, N. C., is
slinking hands with old friends
here, this we?k.
Misses Ettn and Nettie Morse
are visiting relatives at Rock Hill
Mrs. Dr. Webb will *oon open a
full stock of millinery goods at
Cordova. Her ninny frieuds in
town and surrounding country,
who know her, know that she is
up-to-date in that business, and
no doubt, will make u success.
Peg Leg William* shipped quite
a number of colored families from
this station last Wednesday night.
Dr. Webb bus been quite busy
the past week.
Miss Kate Gurley has been very
sick for several days.
Tho many staunch friends of
Rev. W. C. Webb will vigorously
push his name for Representative.
He is a good man and worthy, in
every res(>ect for the position.
W. A. Stone, Eeq., will probaln
ly enter the race for township
constable. Hurrah for Stone 1
People are beginning to prepare
their gardens and plant seed.'
Supt. Cole has had the roof of
the mill, cotton sheds and smoke
Thanks to E. M. Boggan for
some nice lettuce. His is at fine
ns any wo have ever seen in the
truck regions this season of the
it seems that politic* ana reg
Leg have got the country in a
E. L. Hamilton, George Sin
clair, J. E. Shaw and D. P. Mc
Duffie, spent Sunday in Hamlet.
E. P.'Gaddy, Esq., and James
Gaddy, are sick this week.
Rev. S. E. Mercer waa visiting
Miss Hattie Davis’ school closed
at Haywood last Thursday and
she hod a concert that night,
whioh waa pretty wvll attended.
We weee not able to be there, but
those who were, report a mo*
Mrs. D. C. Millikin and her
mother, were visiting J. H. and
J. C. Covington Saturday and
Miss Bell* Meaohem was visit
ing at Roberdsl, Sunday.
Miaaes Rachel and Flora Terry
and Miss Ida Holt were visiting
in this community, Sunday even
Two or three widowers were
stirring around Sunday, and boys
and young men too numerous to
mention. Some were afoot, some
in buggies, some on bicycles, and
some on deaf and dumb mules.
There has been very 1 ittle plow
ing done yet, but spring is begin
ning to open, gardening and farm
operations will begin in earneet
from now on.
We will name some good men
for office. T. 8. Wright for Sher
iff, J. H. Walsh for Clsrk, W. S.
Thomas for Register, A. 8. Dock
ery fer Representative and Steph
en Well for Commissioner.
Mm. J. H. Clnrk, from Jackson
■ilirings section, is visiting her
brother, J. A McNair, of this
place, who still remains critically
We regret to state that I be in
fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
lames Sullivan is ijuite sick. May
her recovery l>e hastened.
Murphy and Robert McNair, of
Chesterfield. S. C., ur<* visiting
their father, J. A. McNair, of this
Mrs. Eugenia NicbMeon left
Sunday morning to visit the homo
.if her deceased futhcr, at Sanford.
J. C. Currie, of Chesterfield, S.
C., stopped over hert Sundny night
mi his wav up into the flut woods.
Mi«s Annie Davis left on Friday
last to visit her sister Mrs. D. M.
McKinnon, of Patrick, S.C. where
she expects to remain several days.
We caught a glimpse of the
Rocky Fork correspondent Sun
day, us he passed through the vi’
lage eastward bound. We expect
ed him to stop with us a while,
but lie might have beeu bothered
about finding a hitching post.
The winter certainly must be
broke judging from the way the
young people are making use of
these Sunday nights. By the way,
we need street lamps here during
these dark niuhtsand rainy weath
er. It would be such a luxury to
our citixens, and theu it would lie
i grand treat to all who ride or
drive. I am afraid, some of these
dark nights that some one will
uil on to his horse a little to
hasty, and begin to grapple in the
wWng"dirflutiou for bis bridle. -
There is a man here who says,
that Gobbler, of Rocky Fork, de
serted the club ut tliis place, and
then turned state's evideuce.
Before we forget it, we say three
cheers for Walter Thomas for reg
ister of deeds. We know all the
young men ought to support him.
Is there anything amiss of him?
If so, what is it?
Success to yon, Mr. Editor^ We
are going to give you our best
efforts. We have not heard a word
of opposition to your announce
ment and we are only glad of it.
We are with you.
Mias Otelia Lovin, of Qihson’s
Mill, vm visiting her cousin, Miss
Mary E, Lovin, last Sunday.
Rev. N. H. Guyton preached
an excellent sermon at the M. E.
church here, last Sunday night.
Missea Myrtle Loflin, Ins Smith
and Will Ballard, of Roberdel.
were visiting frieuda and relatives
hers, lost Sunday,
O. G. Reynolds began school at
KUerbe Springs last Mouday.
Mrs. A. D. 8pivey visited her
mothsr, Mis. A. N. Brown, near
Jackson Spriugs, last week.
Major Snlly, of Rookingham, is
up bird hunting, this week.
Oscar J. Spivey ia visiting
frisnds at Troy, this week.
We are glad to see this beauti
ful weather. Just think, the birds
ars singing. Ws cannot under
stand quite what they say, but I
think they are saying, "Daffodils,
daffodils, say do you bear? Sum
mer is ooming and epriuftsme is
There was a party given last
Saturday night a* Mm. Howels.
There eras qulteQs crowd af young
people present. Oaks and sandy
were serysd abundantly.
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