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r tOL.IT. ROCKINGHAM. N. C, FRIDAY. JANUARY 6. lOftt.
•‘GREAT HEADLIGHT” go?* to more hom?« in Richmond Cocnty, pnd is :e c. by more peooletbm , n
) y oter p>^>e , of . oy kiud prbiMieti in the County, or ekewh er
Brief Items Gathered
From Many Places
For Busy People.
Mr*. Mend* White ia visiting
her parents, Mr and Mrs. J. C.
Mrs. Covington, of Texas, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. P.
Mr. and Mi*. P. *C. Whitlock
spent Christmas at Mia. Whit*
luck’s old home.
Mrs. Claiborne Lyon and babe
are visitors at the pleaesnt hums
of Mrs. J. T. Lyon.
Mr*, fid Lyon and children are
viaitiug her friends at Gibson
station and vicinity.
We regret to learn of the illneps
of little Louis Weill, theyouugeet
son of Mr. aud Mrs. L. Weill.
Mr. A. L. McDonald has been
with his family daring the holi
days. M r. Mo’s old friends seem
u enjoy bis vitit.
Mr. Hooker, on aged gentleman
who lived at Midway, died very
suddenly, last week. Hie family
has our sympathy.
. Mr. and Mr*. T. T. Lucas, of
Charlotte, were visitors lest week
si the pleasant home of Mr. and
Mm. H. L. Guthrie.
Miss Virginia Cole, and little
Mbeee Sue and Mary, daughters
of Dr. Thomas Co's, of Mt. Olive,
are here on a holiday visit.
"k highly appreciated .latter
. from l(r. W. P. Gibson, a few
TJpipks for both, good friend.
•r\ ’'We IdkibiHth' sort#*, "df-Wa
death of Mrs. Lockhart, wife of
Hon. J. A. Loo chart, of Wades
boro. A good woman has left ns.
Mr. Preston O. Covington, one
of osr old typos, now with the
.Sanford Express, spent the boli
de vs, with our Mr. Ctftington, his
Lest Saturday was tbs last day
for the mloons, and yet it was a
quiet day with no uuusnal evi
dence of a ''big run” in tha whis
Mms Susie McDonald, of tbs
faculty sf the Troy High 8chool,
spent the holidays here with with
her family. We need Miss Sue in
We greatly regret to leans of
the death of Hoo. Charlie 8. Mo
Cell, of Benbottsville. He died
aoddsnlyand quite unexpectedly,
Tbs “mill fores” si Midway,
promoted their eaperintsodent,
Mr. 9. T. Bigg*, with a rateable
Christmas present aa a token of
thnr kind feeling toward hia^
We regret to learn that little
Mim Jennie Watson has had a
“etok Christmee.” 8b# has been
quite unwell for a waak past—
better now, we am pleased to say.
Mr. J. L. Bloc lair, of Loniabarg,
If las., is here for a white with his
hiadred and friends. Hie sister
earns with him. The Headlight
appreciates tbs jrsnswal of bis sab.
Mr. MsLsndoo, a son of Mr. X
J. MsMsLsodon, of Kris Mills,
was a pisaant sailer tbs day after
Qbrlafw. He left a hard ail ear
stellar with as. 1* is good to haws
Oar “Bar awn” are kiekiag no
dsobt at the alssfng oat of their
% bnsinsae. Ha better set «# man
wtor engaged in this Kind nf towi.
■ess, and tbsy are retiring with
sttaaamw. Whether or net,
they await a day sf wtetestma,
ns saanot say. They ate grid
It gives us pleasure to her r that
Rev. D. C. Britt it improving.
Miss Lilli* Lynn is visiting
friends at aud around Gibson.
The Headlight extends New
Year’s greetings to all its patrons.
We regret to learn tbnt Rev. W.
R. Cuppedge is quite uuwell, and
confined to bin home.
Prof. Edwin Armistend is still
with his family, but will return to
to duty in a few days.
FOUND—One bunch of key*.
Owner can have same by giviug
proper deecription.—A. P. Frye.
Mr. W. J. Thomas, now of Char
lotte, visited his relatives here
last week. He hue onr thanks for
a subscription renewal.
We are cuder obligations to
Messrs. John Snidy Covington
and Joseph Lainply for subecrip
tion renewals last week.
We are getting npa liet of ns nee
of persons who will read papers,
aa^l won’t pey for them. Hope
yours won't be on this list.
Most of our boys sud girls who
are attending schools and colleges
elsewhere, have returned, aud
others will leave next Monday.
Mr*. VVo*»d, nee Mise Nettie Mc
Anlay, who has been visiting her
sister, Uri. C. M. Hobbs, has re
turned to her home'at.Raleigh.
Mr. W. A. Meeks, a niie young
man, of high moral character, left
tan Tuesday, for Georgia, . where
he has accepted a business posi
Mr. J. M. McNair, a Richmond
boy, now of MoBee, 8. 0., was a
pleasant holiday's*Her, who kiud
ly renewed bis subscription to the
Headlight _ *
ngo, has returned to the drug
bouse, at tbe urgent request of
his former employers.
Ws appreciate a pleasant call
from Miss Maude Williams, a
most excellent Roberdel yotng
lady, now a student at the Ingle
wood aohool, Albemarle.
Meeftn. Chester and Fred Mc
Iver spent Christmae with the
family. Both were pleasant visi
tors at oar office, renewing their
subscriptions to tbe Headlight.
Mr. G. M. Rainwater, now
teaching at Hodges, 8. C., has
been with' hie friends here for sev
eral day*. He wai a pleasant
caller laat Saturday, He sent his
senator w. i. Kverott, and Rep
resentative Qsorge Warbvrton,
left for Raleigh laet Tuesday; We
ate banking high on the cervices
of these good men will give as in
the legists tars.
. Tbs sadden death of Mis* Kate
Lausy, of Monroe, east a gloom
over her home town. She died in
Baltimore, on her way home, to
visit her friends and spend the
holidays with them.
Wa ass sorry to hear of the
death of Mm. Wilbom, an aged
lady, the graod-mother of Mm.
Mm. W. M. Fowlkes, which ooeor
red last Tuesday morning at the
raeideooe-of Mm. Fowlkes.
We lean that them were 22 ap
plications for Superintendent of
the County Home. We are not
sarprieed at all. We venture to
predict that the man who gate it,
trill have no plo-nie, all the time.
Hasten Covington, an excellent
•Id time colored farmer, killed
font hogs a /aw days ago aggregat
ing 1040 ponnde ia weight-mak
ing an svsrage of M) ponnde.
He brought m a watermelon
whisk ha had saved for m. Wa
ent it ymtisdy, sad divided with
friends who hnrpsasd to he pres
ent—R was onhof aaaeon, bit good
of Ms kind- • •
• , 1
Mr. J. B. Candle and family
left fur. Charlotte, their future
home, on yeeterday. We ditlike
to see the** good people leave our
town, hut if their iotereeta can be
promoted by the move, we can
enter no protest.
Rev. J. A. Baldwin, principal
of vhe Piedmont Industrial School
epnut lust week with the horns
|>eople at Covington. He kiudly
called on us on his return. He ia
doiug excellent work and his proet
pecta are growing brighter.
A new Rural Free Delivery mail
route ia to be opened about the
17th iaatunt. It will extend from,
Rockiughnin, by Roberdel No. 2.
Mr. Daniel Watson killed soma
flue porkers lest week, some of
them weighing near 800pounds. ;
We are iu receipt of u very nice
hitter from Mica Fannie M. Cov
ington, of Zero, Mice., and it was
the bearer of a subscription re
newal. This letter ia greatly ap«
Predated. Mies Fannie is well;
and favorably Known to many of.
the Riohmond people.
8cIimI Ulrlasnd Boji,
The following school girls spent’
their X-mns holidays st home;.
Muses Mattie Bngroan, Motaie
Long, Mary Ledbetter, Ina Weill,
Lila Stansill, Emily Hall, Mae
Hinton, Ida Williams, Pearl
Stewart, Ina Pool, Nancy Fairly.:
The bows are. Linrio RriomaW
and perhaps others we cannot nos?
remember. We were glad to hart
these olever young people.with ua^
County Commissioner* Alerting
The Board of County Commie!
sioners met last Monday, and
licenses for distilling gram:i
At Hoffman, N. F. Lofe. 8. AL
Pankey, James Tynsr, add <3. F.
To retail spiritous and malt
liquors. Z. F. Long, and James
Blue, at lloffmap.
E. A. Lackey, 0. E. Lackey,
Hamlet Whiskey Company, A. K.
Atkinson, and Auman Bros., at
Hamlst. ^ •
Mr. J. P. Hadley, of . B^ele’a
township, was elected superinten
dent of the County Home.
The attorney to the Commis
sioners was instructed to take the
the necessary steps to get a bill
through the legislature, to enable
the County Commissioners of
Richmond county to issue bo*de
to the amount of $26 000.00,' in
pay tha County’s indebtedness, -
Prof. W. L.|Cri<ileb«ugtj.
Prof. Cridlebaugh, tbe excellent
arid popular principal of tbe Qob
erdel school, hat been elected sup
erintendent of tbe Hamlet Graded
School. While we oondole with
our Roberdel friend* In their loee.
we extend hearty congratulation*
to Hamlet, in it* great gain.
Aa a skilled teacher, and an
‘‘all-around" gentleman, h* baa
no superior in the conoty. '
It was quite proper however,'
that tbe Professor should not go
alooe, believing ae be did, that it
waa not well for man to liva alooe,
and hia selection of a life-mate in
tbe person of tbe beautiful snd
aoootnpiiehed, Iftas Nannie
Miohaux, who waa aasoeiated with
him for asvsral rears, aa assistant
teacher, folly *qnippsd bhf for
tbs work upoo which be waa to
eater. Tbeir happy marriage oo
eerred last weak. Tha Headlight
extenda sincere congratulation*,
and bast wishes for the ftoeeeot
end tutor* heppinees of tbjfe
selleot young people.
Mew Goods, all solid geld, if
gmnaleed, of money ref ended
W. S. Tewlkee, Jeweler. '
Interesting Dots From
Our Faithful Cor
. . Gibsons Mills
Mr. R. B. Terry, of High Point,
N. C.. anent a few days with hie
parent*, M.-. and Mra. C. B. Terry
Mia* lna Shnnkle, of Norwood,
viaited friend* in this aection n
few daye ago.
Mi*# Id* Terry and Brother vis
ited Miuea Carrie and Mary
Meaar*. Irvin aud Roberdel
Loviu, of Red Springe, emit)'up
to spend the holiday* with friend*
and relatives in thi# aeciinn.
Mia* Eugenia Sounder* viaited
frieuda in our .town u few day*
Mi** Bailie Thomaa, of East
Onfham, came l'nday night t*
hegtn her school Monday, uear the
borne oi C. B. Terry.
Mis# Mounie Terry left T.iesdny
to visit her uncle near Rocking
ham, for several daye.
• Mr. and Mr*. M. E. Terry will
leave this week for Robeson coun
ty, where they will make their
i Mr. L- R. Terry will leave in a
few days for Jackson Springs,
fo assist in Jackson Bpringa High
, . Fee Dee. , • .1
o .yqufcMNr ^ ’•■' »“■ ' ' ’; -v
Mrs. K. T. CoVington fall out
of the door end hurt her arm a
few days ago.
Mr. Robert L. Little has gene
to Merthville to visit bis parents.
Makers. Nash pnd Holmes have
returned home after vieiting
friends at this place.
* Mfe. Abbie Wntden, of Norfolk,
■[is visiting her parents Mr.
[Mrs. B. F. Harris, of this
Mrs, Kate Jones and Mr. Hugh.
McLean, of Florida, are visitiug
their parents at this place.
Rev. ,W. T. Rainwater looked
very natural on the streets one
dsy last week, from Hoffman.
Jdrs. Fanny Sikes and children
ade visitiug her parents at this
place, Mr. and Mrs. Hampton
Mr. Jim Braswell, of Pelkton,
is visitiug his ohildren at this
Mr. Henry Smith returned
home to day after looking after
hie beat girl for aeveral days.
Mr. E., T. Covington it the
looky meo. After all the net
failed be danght the wild bog
whis^he* ft blend in ite right esr
and Mr. Z. t. Long'a name is on
I thing Christmas eloaad with a
whole lot of young folks buggy
Old Santa Clans’ family went a
boras back riding and pleased her
ebildmn by riding them on a
The Lombertoo Argue, booms
out preacher, Ex-Sheriff, in glow
ing terms, nod oomplimente oar
>ufnA4} iioh bachelors, Messrs.
W-V. L. Steels and W. D. Mo
jM*." bj fihylog, “some young
Indies of the town are missing
meah by allowing these gent la
me* to remain bachelors.” Bro.
Petnraou knows i good thing when
be saw ft.
V M.-v A. V. W. Kli.
The subject of this brief tribute
wu* tbe widow of this editor’s
brother, the late Addison L.
Walsh. She had just eutered her
6Cth year. Her Maiden name wna
Susou Anna Hennepin, a < an ;b
ter of General Hennepin, of Meck
lenburg comity, N. C. The writer
first knew her ns she entered upon
womanhood, and from that period
to the time of her demise, she
liveda noble Christiau life, and u
consistent member of the Metho
dist church. Her early married
life was spent in Charlotte, but
later, her husband entered busi
ness in Chestei, and the family
removed to that place. She left
three daughters, noble childreu,
all grown. Two of these married,
rnd moved to other |>ointa,—
them were Carrie aud Vio a, but
Bessie accepted a b.isinesa posi
tion, and remained with, and
cared for her mother with peculiar
and uuubated devotion.
Mrs. Walsh was fully prepared
for the summons to a sweeter life
where pleasures never end, atorm
clouds never come, and death is
nevtr known. She was ready to
depart, fcr while pausing at the
“brink o? the river,’’ she bad the
20rd psalm read to her, fie'ing
that "the dark valley of the shad
ow of death" had be«u lighted by
the presence of her Suviour. She
was especially partial to those
I---—■- R- .1
Soodo'd hymns, “Asleep in Jesus’’
nnd “I Would Not Live Always.”
She hnd flowers through life and
in death her casket aud grave were
covered with them. 1 hie was the
lust tribute loving daughters and
friends could offer.
/She *jeops in Jesus. May the
comforting gr. ee of the Father s
love soothe ihe sorrows of the lie
leaved, and hind the broken
hearts, and mry the family have
a happy r. - ini»n u heaven, win- e
sorrows never come, aud loved
o let never part.
There is something about Pat
rick & Co. we c. u’i. undersi..-ml.
They ooutinue to sell lots of Fur
niture, no matter how hard the
times It must Ire they sell cliei |>er
and betU»r goods than other peo
ple—they have just sold a l.-.ge
bill and shipped it to Red Sj'.r ugH.
A few petitions have not vet
been returned. ’ We will thank
our faieods to mail them at once.
Any person who has not had an
opportunity to sign a petition will
please communicate with us. If
any person can use a petition to
advantage we will he ;,lnd to mail
one. This 8rd day of Jan. 1905.
K~. Com. Anti-Saloon League.
BLEWITT FALlS^O BE DEVELOPED.
This Wonderful Waterpower to be
The preparatory work for
beginning this grand work
has been cons a mated by the
purchase of all the lands on
both sides of the river which
are desired for privileges nec
essary to complete and oper
ate, at the Blewitt Falls,
eight miles north of Rock
ingham one of the grandest
and most powerful electric
plants south of the great Ni
agara Falls. The lands pur
chased on the east tide of the
Groat Pee Dee or uhose ot
the Ingrams, Capt. Everett,
Hinson and Coley and Mrs.
H. C. Watson. On the west
side, tho lands of the Walls,
Spencers, Major W. A.
Smith, and Mrs. J. G. Boy
lin, the aggregate o! which
amounts to about $120 000.'JO
The purchases have been
made, money paid and deeds
The poperty was purch \s
ed by the Hugh McRae Co.,
and the development is as*
sured, work to commence at
an early date. In the c n
sumation of these purchases,
perhaps no person is entitled
to as much credit aa Mr. H.
C. Watson. By,his shrewd
manipulations end untiring
efbrts to keen the * hall in
motion,” the culmination
has been reached. On last
Friday, when the Company,
declined to take up the ot •
tion quoted by Mr. Watson,
offering to pay only $24 000,
instead of$97,000, Mr. Wat
son’s friends urged him to
aeoept, but he stood firm to
irhe last, great n**yo never
weakeninkjaantil frb^dy, he
sompromiied. on $25*500 00.
A few more\jenry Watson’s
to develop Richmond’s re
sources, would make her
blossome like the rose.
But what does this gigantic
enterprise promise to Rich
mond, and to Rockingham,
Forthe comity, it promises
a large addition to her reve
nue, and a wonderful de
velopment of the farming -
lands along the
even throughout the
To Rockingham, and it?'en
vironments, it promises a
vast amount of electric power
to run its factories, and many
enterprises not yet contem
plated. Then too. it may
lead to the construction of
a railroad from the Falls to
Rockingham, which, no
doubt,' will bo extended
South, to Cibsou, to connect
with the A. C. L., to Charles
ton, and from the Falls,
North, to Norwood, thereby
opening an outlet from the
mountains to the sea. With
these things dons, we will
And before their oonsuma
tion, Rockingham's busineft
and ita population, doubled.
Wa can reasonably expect
these things to follow, and
yet, possibilities of wider
range, and far greater mag
nitude., will invite the invest
ment of idl^ capital. We
oould mention some of these,
bnt our time is up, and our