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ROCKINGHAM, N. G\. FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1902. ' No. 5.
Local News Items
Cotton advanced * to 14 potato thU
.Huwhodlgsa pit la liable to fall
Leaks Covington (pent Sunday la
ttj^JadMS C. Marshall was beta
AWaPngr has returned from a abort
AbW Metis Ik
Mm C. Dockery, of Hateigh, was
Sham aau three eaadldatea for aba riff
la Ammt county.
Mm-MaS. Ledbetter left Than
day-for mem nab, Ga.
^^Mpwbk, of the telegraph oSce,
dim. 3. M. Smith aad MimHeUie left
Taeeday for the Exposition.
Mn. Frank Rennett, of Wodesboiw,
la visiting Mn. k. L. Stesie.
. Mm. f. T. IfM has returned from
harvMt to friends in KaJeigh.
_ The lest hern flaps is« Coo rent ioa
will n*ei at Asheville, Ms; 8th.
Cheater, waa a
Mr. aad Mrs. P. C. Whitlock spent
Sunday h lower VsH PU tasrnvhlp.
T urlalspi and Ufewa are talking
oartousty sf a railroad to ooaaeot them.
Mqssm BL C. Dockery aad X. F.
Long yarn fa Charlotte lost Saturday.
Os art loosed through last week aad
adjadiaatad taro aaaes aad started an
.WWhad a pleasant call from Mr. Eli
Shells, ass or Stanly's best eititans,
Mr. aad Mm. S. P, Eatwistle left
flMg tstMad the Oharfsmaa Ex
Dr. W. L. Steele says the bird oaaaoo
hsuarandhs mm heiesadlahhtoMco
Mm Annie Well i» visiting et Dur
Dr. Bob Ooie la attending the expo
Mayor Frank Bandy ni here last
* w. F, L. 8 tee Is'is attending the £x
B L. Smith, Eaq., of Stanly, ie here,
Mr. Lewis ie to eorne extant remodel
ing the Cardie bouse.
There arc several cases of email' pox
at toe peat house near Hamlet.
H. D. (libeoa, our clever Ef-Register
of Dreds, spent Wednesday here.
Hon. Hector McLean, of Scotland,
wae a visitor here on Wednesday -
If you cannot pay all your taxea,
don't neglect to pay your poll tax.
,. Dr, John Fowlkee, one of oar old
Rockingham boya, iaviaiting his father.
Mdlcatioae la Richmond county
point to larger grain crape end smaller
Cepf. Barker, of the Raleigh Chris
tian Advocate, spent two days of tola
week h oar town.
Don't forgot the date of your town
ship primary. May 17th and county
WMvoatipit, May Ust.
Otpt W. I. JEvereu will aoon erect
another reeidenoe on or about the site
of hie former reeidenoe
Hate joo paid poor poll tax? If not
paid by the Bret of Miy yoo cannot
vote in the next election.
We welcome home nor young friend,
Bladen Nichole, who hae just returned
from the Dental College at Atlanta.
K. B. Hattall, formerly of this town,
bet now of Knoxville, Tenn., was vis
iting friends in Rockingham this week.
Corn pleating is the order of the day
now and eoan the click of tha ootton
planter will hacorns a familiar sound.
Messrs. Maxsy'L. John, one of Laur
inborg's leading attorneys, Capt. BUI
Meianrin end «r» SCritafctM. wart
We are truly sorry to learn that Mr.
Sam Hooper, of the Midway mill, had
two of hie Angers badly lacerated in
the carding machine.
Oar yoang friend, John W iAGrandf,
a prominent young attorney of our
town, made n profess ion si visit to
Wadssboro, last Monday.
W. P. Gibson, of Scotland county, a
prominent candidate .for the State
Sonata from this Senatorial District,
spent Wednesday la BooUngham.
We eaa't eee why w many orders for
fine geode go to Charlotte. It is either
beoause they are not kept lo Booking*
•bam, or if kept, the poopl e don't know
The Headlight greatly regthto to
loan} of the accident to Joe M, Hatton,
ooe of Ite ntegriben at Oordore, Ha
b artering from a mtohod hand, whkeh
waa eaoght between taro roller*.
We bare rewired a number of eub
eeriptione thle weak, moot of thorn for
■ht i—tka, did got aolioit them
either. The people know a good thing
whan they aaa It, and don't need coax
ing to take hold.
Ooodootor Darenror* and logman of
train, * retained tery painful tajarire
from foe derailment of a box ear near
Pre Dm Mill He. t. laet Seioidny ere
ning. The Infnilre ware rewired from
Jumping (torn the oar. The condootor
haa a apraMd aokla, bat the Irgman
baa a fraotored limb.
Thp whbkey dbtdlery of ». M. High
tower, which b lore ted oo Joofo* Orwk
in Anoon ooonty, woe raided by rore
nno tioon bat week and w borrob of
whbkoy wore mplnred to an cot bedd
ing near by. It required U wagone b
brlmt the aaptored property to the do
Wolf Pit-Bor. S. H. Aomin.
Malta' Ortek—If. D. McDonald.
Mineral Spring*—*. B. O'Briao.
Black Jack—C. H. Key.
Bearer Dam-J. L. McDonald.
The Board ordered whole feee
paid la the Wit Ingram oaee. The
hill of thltf oaee amonatod to
daae not room al| coot to tbo
Court tUIII lu Mwioii.
The Buggan com woe compro
mised by the railroad paying $276.
In the coee of Shankle ve. Whit
ley a Judgment was issued against
Shankle for $680-84.
The case of Currie ve. C. C. R. R.
is now being tried.
A Miraculous Escape from l>eatli
A young man, a stranger, in at
tempting to get on the belated
vestibule train, Wednesday, miss
ed bis footing but caught with*his
hands. In Is effort'to pull him
eelf up he wss nearly thrown un
der the ckr. It woe almost a mir
acle that hie body wiufnot Crushed
Almost a Fire.
• Mi*. E. 8. Davis Isft her room
for a'short time oo Tuesday after
uoon, leaving an oak flre burning.
On hek return she foond that a
broken pisoe of burning wood had
rolled upon the floor and waa burn
ing at a lively rate and would
soon have been beyond control.
Fortunately sbe extinguished the
blase without assistance!
Chapel Hill Motes.
Or. Chas. D. Molver, president
of the Normal and Industrial col
lege at Greensboro, spoke to the
students of the university,- last
night on “The present educational
movement in North Carolina."
His speech was very much enjoy
ed by all'who beard him, and he
left the impreesion on his Mgs
audience that he waa a great miji,
flighting for a worthy cause. •
Dr. Mclver very truly aays the*
at peeeeaWifc la the duty
one, whether ea teacher or not,
to work for the education of every
child in North Carolina. He aleo
favor* the educatioa of the negro
children of the state. ' He brought
up and diaouseed fully the oldsay
ing, "Educate a negro and you
tain a field hand.” He said this
was true and ought to be, that
every white man was the aame
way, and beeidea that, North Car
olinians had been the"fleld hands
Dr; Mel ver knows hot only how
to bring out hi* points well, but
holds the hearers attention and
oonvinoee. He ststMT that hie
part of the gnat work was in edu
cating the women of tbtr state.
Hen he brought forth a multitude
of cheer*, when he etufced that on
starting out in life he swore two
things—that he would never edu
cate a woman or make a speeoh.
When he had finished however, it
waa very evident that he bad
changed hie mind as to each of
Dr. Guerrsut, the eelebrsted
Kentucky evangelist has, sinoo
Friday last, been holding a seiiee
of meetings at the University. Me
is an .attractive speaker and a
The annual debate between the
University of North Carolina and
Georgia, takes plaoe on Friday
night tbs llth ioet, as the Unl
vereity. The query is, Resolved,
that tbs democratic institutions
of the United States ere in dan
ger from the growing power of
centralisation. The University
has tbs sflmativs and la quits
hopeful of victory. Right hers I
may be permitted to say that of
eight intercollegiate debates, in
tbs last year orTro, the Univer
sity has mwn victorious in rix.
Tbs University uiU play Vir
ginia at baseball in Chapel Hill,
oa the 10th last. This will be Urn
most Important game of the sea
son. On Friday night after the
game the Germaa Club will give
sfSK.-’r-*'7 - *•
Most of those from (ha Unt
vershy, whs stood the civil esr
viss euamiitatioa in Raleigh a few
days ego, pc mad, and soma will
•J* \jr 'y'J'’J^’IT ^J. 'J, TT'T TTr TTTT
The County Hews.
™ w“”T* w*F*rw*r
Measles are doing the town
J. E. Shaw has l>eeu unwell for
a few day*—lagrippc.
Marsh Henly, of Hamlet, was
visiting L. A. Hall Saturday.
Mrs. Dr. Webb is doing a fine
business in her millenary store.
Two little children of Mr Elijah
Davis' are very low with pneu
Rev. 8. E. Mercer and J. F.
Meaoham were visitors here Tues
■ The Fishermen and Loafer's
Club got in a week’s work the
Sheriff Wright filled his regu
lar appointment Sunday at the
Tbad. Bums, of Charlotte, is
spending a few day* with his
Mrs. Monroe, of Roberde), is
Spending a few day* with her
•bn. John Monroe and family.
Messrs. Joe Batton and Mr.
Lenox hare about discovered
gold on the Rocky branch, near
We were very sorry to hear of
Capt. Everett's loss. The flarfes
could plainly be seen from Cor
Glad to hear from Gobbler
- As be ie-.'rpaa Beaser Daw
we began to think he had been
Miss Stella Baldwin and~ Miss
Lola Webb, also Mr. Warburton
and family, of Pee Dee, spent Sun
day at J. E. Shaw's.
Night work is progressing finely
with D, P. McDuffie,, night over
seer weavihf, Sam Burns, over
seer spinnihg, Jams* Bolton, over
seer carding, D. F. O’Brien and
T. E. Ormsby, section hands in
Our village was shocked laet
Friday morning on learn iug of the
horrible death of Mr. Attaa Pitt
man, of ihie place. It seems that
Mr. Pittman waa in Rockingham
Thursday and on leaving came
down the railroad and at a point
juet this aide of Midway mills hia
mangled body was found early
Friday morning. From the con
dition he waa in, it ia auppoeed
that he was lying down with hie
heed and arm upon the mil, aa
his head waa torn open from chin
to orown, hia teeth and eyes oat,
and hia arm cut off. From ap
paaraucee he never moved after
being struck. The train that
struck him is auppoasd to be a
northbound threagtr freight that
paaaad Steele's Mill about dark.
It ia supposed that Mr. Pittman
waa drinking and waa aalaap.
Others think that aa ba waa givsn
to bpd spells, he had probably
taken one on the track and oould
not get farther. He leaves a wife
and ten ohildreo, eignt of whom
are with their widowed mother.
They have the sympathy of all in
tbsir sad affliction. . X-Ray.
Bar. Mr. Maroar praaehad as
axeallanl aamon at Ml. Oihra Sun
W. T. Maaka' family hara baan
right aiak with wiaatlat, bat wa
aia glad to aay tbay aiu all gutting
MJaaaa Hallia and Emma Dawk
iaa vara flatting Wilay Davkiaa
Saturday night end Sunday.
Mr. Irvin and Min Buna Long
•ora flatting at Robardat Sunday.
MfanPWtia Monroa haa eleaad
her school at Alt. Olive lor thi>
Hubert Tolhert visited his sis
ter at Hamlet SundkyV
' Ws hear that Jeff Gibeon is to
move to Hamlet soon.
Our beet wishes for our editor.
Mr. Walsh, the next clerk of the
court of Richmond county.
Mr. and Mra. J. A. Covington
wore viaiton in the home of Mr.
Harm Saturday and Sunday.
Rev. W. R. Coppedge preached
one of hia beat eermona laat Sun
day night. Hia text may he found
in St. Matthew 6-10. Rev. N. H.
Guyton alao preached au excellent
eermon Sunday morning. Hia
text ia found in St. Matthew 7-24.
Mn. Harris, we are aorry to
learn, ia quite aick.
Miaa Abbie McDonald, of Led
betters, was viaitiug at Mr. Mc
Lean's laat Sunday.
There moat be aome very attrac
tive girls at Led batter’s, tor it
aeema that the old widowers like
to go up there as we hear there
was another one visiting np there
. Joeeph Meaoham went to Con
cord laat Friday night and to the
surprise of moat of our people,
came back Monday uight with hie
bridal. > We extend hearty con
gratulations to the newly married
Mr. Covington waa hart right
badly laat Tuesday by a kick from
hia horse—-but Wa bopa.it will not
result in anything serious. •
Samuel Morris, of Rooking hem,
•pout Sunday with his daughter,
Mra. D. P, Allen, of this place.
Mies Eleanor Saunters returned
home on last Saturday evening,
after a two week’s visit to Hamlet.
. Mr. and Mrs. D. M. McKinnon,
after spending a week hers among
friends and relatives, started this
morning for'their home at Pat
rick, 9. C.
Several of our young people
were visiting at Mrs. Lissie How
el’s, at Pee Dee No. 1, Sunday.
We suppose they enjoyed them
selves, for some of them did re
turn with a pleasant smile on.
. Corn planting and gardening
have been rapidly prog macing dur
ing laat week, owing to the favor
able weather which baa been pre
vailing. The email grain oropa
are beginning to assume a differ
There waa an Easter egg draw
ing given to the little folk* at W.
M. Tumer’e on last Monday night.
Next morning All Fool’s Day fol
lowed suit and the sheets of paper
have been Hying like mieeilee ever
einoe. Wonder if there will be
any May foola this year.
Hurrah for our candidates.
A. 8. Dockery, J. H. Walsh, T. 8.
Wright and Walter Thomas. We
ware not asleep when we endorsed
them, and we expeet to be wide
awake whan we go to polls, if the
good Lord, through hie infinite
mercy, sees proper to a pare us.
There «u rathe/a eiafuler oo
eursnce in the village leet week.
Some kind of n "varmint” visited
Mrs. Jalie Saunders ’ chick mi
bones and killed some of her fine
bene. The next evening she got
some of her neighbor men to set
some steeltrape for the thief, and
the AsnH wee, they caught three
or foot bouse eats. We don't
know whether the oats' did thtf
killing or not, but it looks like
they were getting eery fbmUkr
at tbs hsohoeee.
Oh* ye* llki dabbler,. w# I*
spoiid with kindest respect*. You
are certainly welcome to ths com
pliment if you deserve it, but
if you do not deeerve it, them we
will expunge it from the records.
The club hsa gone asunder and we
hear that if a man ever wishes to
be reinstalled, that he will have
to climb a greased pole backwards
and furnish his own timber for
whittling and do witnout dinner.
Of course when a man goes to
plowing that (disqualifies him at
ouce. The rest have broken over
and gone to work.
Mi»S Litxie Dockery’*' school
closed the 2nd of April. There
were no exercises. She treated the
pupils to a lot of nice caudy and
other nice things and made the
day pleasant generally. Sh#
taught 5 months snd had a pretty
full school all through. The chil
dren regret the school is out for
thsy seem to lovs their teacher.
Mti: Alice Hasty, of Pee Dee
No. 1, spent Saturday night and
Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Nan
Misses Idly and Lixsie Dockery
kpent Friday night at N. A. Gra
There eras a musical entertain
ment at W. B. Covington's Satur
day night. Mrs. Covington play
ed the organ and Hallia Kelly and
and others furnished string music.
We all enjoyed it fine—hope they
will have another 'soon.
There was a quilting at John 0.
Usury’s Saturday e waning. A few
neighbors and friends scare there
that night and had a nice time.
| There were four widowers at one'
Sunday school Sunday, and it
! »*• not a very good day for wid
We saw a mule fall down Sun
day, with a young man and he
weut we don’t know how far, but
he mounted again and teemed not
to be hurt. C.
There will be services at
Silver Ran next Sunday.
E. W. Terry left Friday,
for Chesterfield, 8. C. We
were sorry to give him up.
T 0. Riggtin left 8undify
night for Vaugns, N.' C.,
Where his father is very sick.
Miss Nettie Cameron' wSe
visiting Miss Mattie Riggfn.
last Saturday night and Sub
A. R. McDonald spent
last Sunday with his aunt,
Mrs. McLauchlin, of Scot
J. F. Morrison returned to
McBee, S. C., Thursday, af
ter spending a few days here'
with his family.
A. V. Gurganius Vent to
Laurinburg last Saturday.
We hear it waa to procure’
the "license” and euppose it
wae, as on Sunday he led to
the hymeneal altar, Mias
Catharine A. McDonald,
daughter of Mr. A. B. Mc
Donald. Rev. M. N. Mc
Iver, of Rockingham, per
formed the ceremony. Wer
with the happy con pie t long
and happy lift.
The Ooaaty Board of Bdoaatfao
will BMet Beat Monday, April thee
14th. This will be a ftfcalaa q0a#>
teety 4eMttf for the traanrtlim
odfcdy BhMaees that any dame be
fhrr it. J. g. Watth, _
P. OdVMeeh <W