In and Around the Village.
Messrs. V. D. Sikes and 0. C.
Curlee visited at Mr. 0. M. San
ders’ the last Sunday in Novem
Miss Javie Kendall, one of our
students, was summoned home,
Dec. 7th, on account of the sick
ness of her father who lives near
Miss Mamie Medlin who was
taking- a special course in music
at the Baptist University for Wo
men, returned to her home, Nov.
18th, on account of a sore arm,
the result of vaccination.
Mr. J. M. Lowery and wife,
who were former students of the
school, left, Nov. 22nd, for Little
Rock, Ark., where Mr. Lowery
has a position on the railroad.
Mr. Homer Benton of Charlotte
arrived in the village Dec. 21st to
attend the Christmas exercises
the 21st and the 22nd. He was
on his way home from Wake For
est where he has been in school
since the opening of the session.
The spring term of our school
will begin January 1st. Only one
week will be given for the holi
days. It is earnestly hoped that
those who contemplate entering
school at the beginning of the
Mr. Fred H. Wall, one of the
students here from near Rocking
ham, received a message a few
days ago that his sister was crit
ically ill and he left immediately
for his home to be at her bedside.
Miss Inez Caudle, one of the
teachers in the high school at
Peachland, visited at Mr. W. M.
Perry’s the third Saturdry and
Sunday in December.
Miss Mary Lee Bivens arrived
. Jn the village, Dec. 21st, from the
Baptist University and will spend
the holidays with her parents.
There will be a Christmas tree
at the Academy in the afternoon
of Christmas day for the children
of the Sunday school. Every
body is invited to use the tree for
the little ones and for their
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Outen spent
a few days in Charlotte the latter
part of November. They visited
Mr. and Mrs. 0. G. Lowder who
resided for a number of years at
Prof. W. R. Stewart has given
up his musical work in Monroe
and will devote his entire time to
the class here. His health, which
has been very poor for the last
two years is much improved.
•Several families have recently
moved away from our village, the
majority of whom have followed
Bro. Little to .Sanford, but others
are coming to take their places.
Those who have moved away are
E. J. Bivens, S. E. Hamilton, D.
H. Perry, H. M. Nicholson and
J. P. Jones. The new comers are
T. W. Manus, Marion Helms and
Henry Redfearn. Others will
come at the beginning of the new
Miss Cora Rushing, one of our
•old students, stopped over in Win
gate, the first Sunday in Decem
ber, to visit friends and relatives.
iShe was on her way home from
the orghanage at Thomasville
where she has been teaching.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Sanders
and Mr. J. W. Bivens and daugh
ter, Janie, attended the Baptist
-State Convention at Raleigh, the
first week in December. They also
took in the ina-pguration of Wake
Forest’s new president, and re
port a delightful time.
The recital given by Miss Wal
ler’s elocution class Thursday
evening was of a high order and
showed evidence of excellent
training. It was well received by
the good-sized audience that came
to hear it.
Mr. T. P. Dillon of Monroe gave
a phonographic concert at Win
gate on Saturday evening, Dec.
16th, for the benefit of the school.
The very inclement weather kept
a goodly number away who oth
erwise would have been present,
but those who braved the chilly
winds and came out were fully
repaid for their trouble. It was
very clever of Mr. Dillon to come
through such disagreeable weath
er and at the same time not to
charge a cent or take anything
for his pains.
Dr. A. E. Brown, educational
secretary of the Home Mission
Board of the Southern Baptist
Convention, spent a few hours in
Wingate,November 18th, inspect
ing the school property here. He
was accompanied by Bro. Watson
of Monroe, by whom he was
pressed into service for Sunday
and Sunday night in the Monroe
church. Dr. Brown is doing a
great work in building schools in
the mountain section of our con
vention territory and is arousing
the people as they have never
been aroused before on the sub
ject of education.
The large stables of Mr. G. M.
Stewart’s, near the depot, were
burned on the night of Novem
ber 20th. A considerable amount
of roughness and corn was burn
ed, together with two mules be
longing to a Mr. Nance who was
spending the night in the village.
The horses and mules belonging
to Mr. Stewart narrowly escaped
the flames. For a time all the
stores were threatened, but by
heroic work they were saved.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
Rev. J. S. Snyder, pastor of
the Baptist church at Trenton,
Ky., visited his father. Rev. D.
A. Snyder, who lives here, No
vember 16th. He was on his way
back from Chester, S. C., where
he had been to look over the field
with a view to accepting a call to
the church there. He has since
accepted and will take charge at
the beginning of the new year.
He has many friends in and
around Wingate, where he was
once connected with the school as
teacher and was for a short time
pastor of the church here.
Mr. Edgar H. Moore, the de
pot agent here, was married
Wednesday, November 29th, to
Miss Katharine May Bryan, of
Moncure. The ceremony was per
formed in the Methodist church
at that place, and the happy
couple were the recipients of
many beautiful presents. They
left immediately for Florida,
where they spent several days.
They arrived at Wingate Decem
ber 9th, and are boarding at Mr.
G. M. Stewart’s.
Among' the Old Students.
Mr. W. H. Meigs (’03) has a
position with the Sikes Company
Mr. E. C. GrifRn (’01), of Rock
Rest, has a position in the store
of Lee & Lee at Monroe.
Miss May Moore (’03) was mar
ried November 29th to Mr. J. F.
Little. Rev. J. A. Bivens offici
Master Eber Jerome (’03) was
so unfortunate as to get a leg
broken recently. Master Eber
has had, it seems, his share of
mishaps, having already had two
Mr. 0. G. Lowder (’99) is suc
ceeding in the mercantile busi
ness at Charlotte. He has recent
ly built a magnificent home in the
suburbs of the city.
Miss Lottie Williams (’04) has
a position with Belk Brothers in
Miss Lanie Lowery (’04) was
married December 20th to Mr.
Cull Griffin, of Moncure, at the
home of the bride’s mother in
Wingate. Rev. A. Marsh offici
ated. The wedded couple left on
the night train for their future
home at Moncure. The Messen
ger extends congratulations and
Miss Delia Cuthbertson (’04)
has a position as milliner with
the J. L. Austin Company at Win
Rev. W. H. Whitehead (’00) is
doing a great work in the eastern
part of the State as one of our
State missionaries. He was called
on by Secretary Johnson to give
an account of his work in eastern
Carolina at the convention in
Raleigh, and made a short but
Mrs. Mary Stegall (’03), form
erly Miss Mary Hamilton, died in
Charlotte November 17th, after
a week’s illness of typhoid-pneu
monia. She Was a daughter of
Mr. W. T. Hamilton, of Marsh-
ville, and a sister of Prof. Jack-
son Hamilton, of Monroe, W. Va.
She was about twenty years old
and had been married about a
year. She was a member of the
Baptist church at Marshville,
where she was buried. Her un
timely death brought great sor
row to her teachers and school
mates, as well as to all who knew
We have the nicest display of
ever shown in this town. We can please all,
from the youngest to the oldest. Come and see
us before you buy your presents.
THE W. J. RUDGE CO., Monroe, N. C.
Put your money where it will serve you best, and where
neither burglars nor fire can touch it.
The People’s Bank is the olddst and largest bank in this
section, and has a long and splendid history for honesty,
safety and liberal treatment of its customers. We want every
man in Union county who hasn’t already a bank account to
open one with us. We take large or small accounts.
Tte PEOPLE’S BANK of MONROE.
0. P. Heath, Pres. J. R. English, Vice-Pres. Roscoe Phifer, Cashier.
An exchange says that “alcohol
will remove stains from summer
clothes.” The exchange is right. It
will also remove the summer clothes,
also the summer, also the spring, the
autumn and the winter clothes, not
only from the one who drinks it, but
from the wife and family as well. It
will also remove the household fur
niture, the eatables from the pantry,
the smiles from the face of his wife,
the laugh from the innocent lips of
his children, and the happiness out
of his home. As a remover of things,
alcohol has no equal.—Biblical Re
J. 1*. COMPaWY,
WINGATE, N. C.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Furniture and Drugs; in fact everything
likely to be found in a first class store can be found here. Cotton is go
ing up. We went on the market early and have bought a large stock of
Dry Goods at old prices, and they are coming in now. We can and will
sell you right. We solicit the patronage of the surrounding country, and
will endeavor to treat you right. We buy with the cash dollar and can
sell right. We sell the “Home-Made” shoes. Highest market prices paid
for all kinds of country produce and cotton. Give us a trial.
J. L. AUSTIN COMPANY.
T". F». DILaIaOM,
-DEALER IN —
ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE,
Musical Instruments. Undertaker’s Supplies.
P|eatb-Lec Hardware Co.,
MONROE, N. C.
Jobbers and Retailers of Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
Busies, Wagons and A^^ricultural Implements.
LEE & LEE,
The Le&.ding' Dry Good^, Notions,
Millinery, Clothing', Gent’s
Furnishing./*, Hat and Shoe Store
in Monroe, North Carolina.
Agency for the well-known McCall Patterns.
THE MONROE HARDWARE CO.
RANDOLPH REDFEARN, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Sole Agents for Weber Wagons and Buck’s Stoves.
All Grades of Buggies and Farming Implements. Monroe, N. O,
W. H- BELK & BKOTHEK,
Dry Goods, Clothing, Millinery, Shoes,
Hats, Notions, Etc.
You will find us constantly showing bargains in the above lines that
you cannot match elsewhere. We are now offering some special values
in new Fall Dress Goods, Clothing and Shoes for early wear.
Come take a look and get posted.
W. H. BELK & BRO.
CHEAPEST STORE ON EARTH.
Do You Need
a new up-to-date Surry or Buggy?
If so, now is the time to buy. We have by far
the nicest line ever oifered for sale in Monroe.
Will trade you new ones for old vehicles. Just
received a car lot of one and two-horse wagons
that we will dispose of at a bargain. Horses
and mules kept for sale and trade at all times.
The only up-to-date livery in Monroe, where
you can get a fancy rig for city or country
driving. THE SIKES CO.
J. E. ENGLISH.
P. B. ASHCRAFT.
J. R. ENGLISH & CO.,
General Merchandise and Heavy Groceries.
Lime, Cement and Tobacco, Specialties.
We handle the celebrated Home-made Shoe.
Monroe Furniture Co.,
Dealers in Furniture, Mattings,Carpets, Window Shades,
Cofhns, Caskets, Clocks. Sewing Machines, Etc.
H. E. OOPPLE, Manager, Monroe, N. C.