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Mr. Z. B. Builuek is out after a three
weeks' attack of the grip.
Mr. Clarence Swindell has gone to
Hgh Point to take a position with a
Wednesday, March 4t'n, is Ash Wed
nesday, or the begining o: Lent.. Easter
Sunday will be April 12th.
The Bethel Heroes Chapter, U. D.
C , will be entertained at the home of
Mrs. E. W. Smith Tuesd ay, March 3rd.
Dr. L. R. Gorham was called Sunday
morninp, to the bedside of his mother,
who lives near Battleboro, and who is
The telephone company have received
and are installing the central energy
'phones for the local system and within
a few days patrons will be enjoying a
much better service.
Miss Mabel Head, of Washington,
will address the people, at the First
Methodist church in this city next Tues
day night on the work of the Woman's
Home Mission Society. All are cordial
lv invitf d.
Dr. Mercer was called to Richmond,
Va , Saturday on account of the sudden
death, in that city, of his youngest
brother, Mr. H C. Mercer, who was
buried Sunday. Dr. Mercer returned
to the city Monday night.
Rev. A. McCullen, presiding elder of
the Washington district of the Metho
dist conference, preached an excellent
sermon in the First Methodist church
in this city Sunday morning, and Mon
day afternoon the first quarterly con
ference for this ohnrg» was held.
The Gem Theatre will give a benefit
for the local chapter U. D. C. Friday
evening, when the money taken in ht
the door will go to the Daughters, who
are raising a fund for the Wyat Memo
rial. The performances will begin at
6p. m. and continue unti! 11 p. m.,
the early hour;? being more especially
for the children. The casue is a worthy
one and the Gem should be filled at
l Last chance to see ttils wonderful play utttil 1911,
I as at the conclusion of this season The Cljansman
I starts on a European and Australian tour to last
I 3 years. Appears at Opera House -at ROCKY -
j MOUNT, N. MaMnee and a! -
l Two companies consolidated lor this extraordi- L
I nary engagement o! the most popular drama in
| America. Most notable cast and production yet ■■pjj
\ presented; 75 people on the stage; troop of caval
i ry horses; new scenic and electrical effects. | 'SB
I Seats on Sale Monday, Feb. 24th
J Matinec ' 50c 75c and sl -°°
IJL JL Night - 75c, $l.OO and $1.50
During the illness of T. K. Bruner,
secretary to the State board of agricul
ture, his work was carried on by Mr.
Elias Carr, of Edgecombe county, and
he has been recommended by the board
to succeed Mr. Bruner.
The Rocky Mount Mills at the Falls
resumed working on full time last
week, after a period of two months in
which the mills were operated only
seven hours a day. Tnough working
short time full pay was given the oper
The Plymouth and Nashville branch
trains will be held Saturday afternoon
for about an hour on account of the
matinee of the "Clansman," so that
out-of-town people can see it through.
The Plymouth train will leave at 4:50
and the Nashville train at 5:00 p. m.
The Baraca class of the First Meth
odist church will have a social meeting
at the home of Mr. J. C. Braswell Fri
day night, March 6th, at which light
refreshments will be served and a pro
gram of music, recitations, short talks
etc, will be rendered.
Rev. Samuel J. Porter, field s*cr*-
tary of the foreign mission board of
the Southern Baptist convention, filled
t.h6 pulpit in the First Baptist church
in this city Sunday morning and even
ing, in the absence of Dr. Mercer, who
was called to Richmond.
The wind blew with great velocity in
this section Wednesday morning and
did some damage at South Rocky Mount.
The front end of W. C Proctor's store
was blown off, leaving the house "wide
open," and chimneys and woodhouses
at her places there were blown down..
While the freight train was backing
in on the siding at Hates & Edwards'
Wholesale store Tuesday a car careened
at Herring's ice house and striking the
corner of the house knocked it several
feet out of the way This righted the
car and prev .-nted its being wrecked.
Friday night there will be a masque
rade at the skating rink at Coop i 's
warehouse, for prizes. The lady skater
who masquerade's in the most comic
costume will be awarded a ring and
the gentleman's prize will be a stick
The Rocky Mount Record, Thursday, February 27, 1908
pin. There promises to be lots of fun,
and the price of admission to Spectators
is only 10 cents. Skaters will be
charged 10 cents at the door and 10
cents for skating, where they have
their own skates and 20 cents where
the management furnishes the skates.
The high schoal baseball team has
built grounds and a grand stand prepar
atory to having a number of games
with other high school teams this year,
on the local diamond. A schedule of
games is being arranged and some first
rate sport is expected. Some are billed
After Squire W. O. Bulluck had con
cluded the "splicing" of a colored cou
ple in his office one day last week and
started to dismiss them, one old spec
tator broke out with "Haint yo' forgot
suthen jedge. Da ain't sluted no
bride." The overlooked part of the
ceremony was ordered at once, and os
culation was so pronounced and contin
ued the "jedge" had to tell the couple
that "that would do."
The Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe
rural letter carriers met in Wilson Sat
urday, it being a national holiday, and
thoroughly enjoyed one of their few
days off. Hon. F. A. Woodard made a
speech to the body, and he was followed
by Mr. John Gold, editor of The Wilson
Times. After the meeting they all re
paired to the Imperial Hotel, where a
banquet was served. Among those in
attendance were Messrs. J. B. Worrel,
H. L. and J. C. Pierce from
Mr. N. L. Alcocke and the other fans
who are working in the interest of hav
ing a league team here this summer
are meeting with much encouragement
and a considerable amount of the neces
sary guarantee mo'tey has been sub
scribed, and success is practically as
sured. It is probable the league wii!
be of eight clubs this year
and N«w Bern and maybe Washington
will not come in. However. Durham
and Raleigh are anxious. A meeting
of those interested in baseball is called
for tonight in the mayor's office to de
cide definitely whether Rocky Mount
will enter or not. Now "are you on?"
Manager Ar.ngton informs us that a-
the Matinee performance of "The
Clansman the House will be darkened
and also that arrangements have been
made with the city whereby the eletric
lights will be turned on, so at the mati
nee "The Clansman" will be given in
its entirety and with the same effect as
at the evening performance. The mat
inee given by the Stock Cos. have been
given by day light and this gives force
to this notion, but our readers may
know that The Matinee will be in every
respect same as the night performance
Messrs. W. L. Thorp, L. V. Bassett,
J. B. Ramsey sat as a board of arbitra
tion for several days during the past
week to determine the equitable basis
of settlement between Mr. J. D. Odom
and the Rocky Mount Supply Co., which
h s gone out of business. Mr. Odom
was manager of the concern and there
being some dispute over a settlement
the matter was referred to a board of
arbitration instead of taking it in court.
The amount in dispute is about $2,500.
The board has not rendered its decision
Martha Washington Tea.
The most important Washington
birthday celebration in this city, and
an altogether enjoyable event was
Martha Washington tea under the au
spices of the Bethel Heroes Chapter,
U. D. C., at the home of Mrs. E. H.
Crews Friday evening, for the benefit
of the Wyatt memorial fund. Quite a
; crowd attended and thoroughly enjoyed
the deliffitful program of music and
recitations, and the delicious refresh
ments served. The evening was most
pleasantly spent in listening to the well
ordered program of music, instru
mental and vocal, and recitations ai d
among those contributing to this fea
ture were Mrs. Geo. L. Parker, Mrs.
J. C. Braswell, Mrs. E. Epstein, and
i Misses He'ene Battle, Metr Winstead,
Calla Newell, Virginia Kyser, Eina
Dranghn and Mrs Harry Smith, of
Tarboro, who sang, played or recited
The hsstesses were diligent in looking
alter the comfort and pleasure of the
guests and their efforts were rewarded
by the many expressions of satisfaction
Good Work By The Ladies
The ladies of Rocky Mount are organ-1
izing, a series of entertainment the
purpose of which will be to aid and as
sist the Masonic Lodge ot Rocky Mount
in raising an indebtedness which exists
agaiust the Masonic Temple. This
building, an ornament to the city, and
a source of pride to every citizen of
the town, is. in a sense, a pubLc insti
tution, and was erected through the
public spirit of the Masonic Order.
Owing to extraordinary expense and
unforseen conditions the building is
confronted with a deficit, and it is to
raise this debt that the help of the la
dies has been envoked. At a meeting
held in the Masonic Lodge Rooms, Feb.
I9t"n, Mrs. J. O. W. Gravely was elected
president, and an organization was per
fected and plans were informally dis
cussed with much enthusiasm. The
president has called a meeting for 3:30
o'clock p. m. f March 3rd, to be held in
the Masonic Lodge Rooms, to which
every lady in the city interested in the
Masonic Temple is invited. Town pride
and a worthy cause will insure a large
attendance at this meeting.
Burial of Mrs. Lizzie Bulluck.
The burial of Mrs. Lizzinia Bulluck,
who died Wednesday morning, took
place Thursday afternoon and the re
mains were laid to rest in the old Wors
ley family burying ground three miles
from the city. Mrs. Bulluck was 80
years old and death was due to the in
firmities of old age. She was the
mother of 16 children, eleven of whom
are still living. They are: Mrs. W.
C. Proctor, Mrs. Mary Thomas, Mrs.
J. H. Daughtridge, Messrs. W. 0.
Bulluck, F. P. Bulluck, N. P. Bulluck,
T. R. Bulluck, R. L. Bulluck, of Rocky
Mount; Wilson Bulluck and J. E. Bul
luck, of Conetoe, and Jesse Bulluck, of
South Carolina. Many grand children
and a large number of relatives survive
Mr. and Mrs. A.. S. Copeland and
children, of Kinston, were in the city
J Saturday, on their way to Spring
j Hope to visit Mr. Copeland's brother,
j Mr. R. E. Copeland.
Stop that tickling Cough! Dr. Shoop's
Cough Cure will surely stop it, and
with perfect safety. It "is so thoroughly
harmless, that Dr. Shoop tells mother
to use nothing else even with very
young babies. The wholesome green
leaves and tender stems of a lung heal
ing mountainous shrub furnish the
curative properties to Dr. Shoop's
Cough Cure. • It calms the cough and
heals the sensitive bronchial mem
branes. No opium, no chloroform,
nothing harsh used to injure or sup
press. Demand Dr. Shoop's. Take no
other. Griffin's Drug Store.
By virtue, and in pursuance of the
power of sale, given to the undersigned,
in a deed of mortgage, executed by
Offie Sanders and wife to me, on the
14th day of May, 1907, which deed is of
Record, in the Registry of Nash county,
in Book 143, at page 563, I will sell at
public auction, to the highest bidder,
for cash, from the front of Planters
Bank, in Rocky Mount, N. C. on Sat
urday, March 14th, 1908 at 12 o'clock
M. the following described lot or parcel
of land, situate in Nash County, near
to the corporate limits of the town of
Rocky Mount, and described as follows:
Bounded on the North by the lands of
Elijah Davis, on the East by Davis
Street, on the South by Smith Street,
and on the West by Britton Jackson,
containing obout 3600 sq. ft and being
the place at which the said Offie Sand
ers recently, resided* There is a new
house upon this lot, and the purchaser
can get a bargain.
February 12th, 1908.
R. P. Gibson.
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