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_ _ROCKINGHAM, N. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2T. 1901 NQ 42 AT
>EE TIUIL Chrfatma*'Qreeting8: Ridunwid Headlight Wishes all its Patrons and Friends a Merry Christmas and Happy and Prosperous New Year. ”mT
JOHN H. WALSH,
J. ■ WJLL8B.
w. H. OOVDRITOS.i rmLtmnm.
*»*>>> f»y»*r. Mrioilj «a*h ta
i itnnUw NtM (ankhtd « u.
To all out readers we wish
ajoyoos X-mas. Since we
enjoyed these festive holi
days one year ago, possibly
all of os have had some un
pleasant experiences. Some
have met with financial . re
verses, some with disappoint
ments in contemplated ar
rangements, some in love
matters and perhaps others
mourn the departure of loved
ones. God, who knows how
to temper the wintry blasts
to the shorn lambs, * can all
oar sorrows heal."
Theda reflections lead to
another, which is, how will
it be with ns from now until
the next Christmas? Could
we remove the veil which
hides from our view the ex
periences we ere to have dur
another year, we - might fail
to eqjoy real blessings. Per
haps it h well that our future
is unknown to ns and that
we go through life over hop
ing that "all is well."
On this glad anniversary
of that glorious epoch when
the herald angol sang, a sav
iour born, and proclaimed
"peace on earth and good
will to men," let ns resolve
to live better lives than here
tofore, that when we sing
‘joy to the world the Lord is
come," our hearts may re
spond, "Crown him Lord of
HURRAH fOtt SCHLEY!
Lest week we said hurrah for
Bekley we eay so again, for not
withstanding be line b«ea censured
by s partisan court, hie hand* are
clean sad bis oooecieoee dean;
sad be will live in the hearts of
bis eountrynssu aa a pure man, a
heave man. and a great naval
nansiii r. Had he failed to
na peers or deer my the Spanish
fleet he would have been criticis
ed, U aoteeobierud end net noised.
Therefore 1st Mas have all the
csedit dm, and agsin we ssy,
hunah foe Schley!
Mew 1st Sampson disgorge and
ear to flehley the prise
he wssivsd far empty boo
st least divide.
m. o. Doccf»Y-t;. & nab
#• noifot Um* fbiutfor Priteb
CANDIDATE IN KVKKT Co.
Me. A. <J. Maxwell, of Rwklig>
ka, Talk* Polities In HU Hretiuu
We clip the following from the
Near* end Observer, of the 22nd,
instant. We bad heard that Mr.
Morrison would be a candidate for
congress, and again, that ha would
not,—that be would and would
not, and had been watching the
column* of the Anglo-Saxon for
"light,”—but in vain—not a word
has it said. However, wa get it
from Kaleigh first. “Oua candi
data to the county” is a moderate
estimate. Won’t there be two?
, It looks that way in aome counties
“The people of out section have
not been taking much interest this
year in next year's politics,” said
Mr. A. J. Maxwell, of Rocking
ham, who was in the city yeatwr
Yea, a Congressional candidate
from each county seems to be the
rale in the new Seventh district
and Richmond will not depart
from it. Mr. Morriaun will be a
candidate for the honor when the
&ght opens op. It promises to be I
a very good natured contest, as
about all the candidates are per
sonal friends of each other. In
addition to his conspicuous party
service. Mr. Morrison hoe the
advantage of being a strong advo
oate and antagonist on ths stomp.
Our congressional candidates
ought to make a canvas next eum
1 mor that will re-awak«u interest
in national politics in the State
and to ths application of Demo
cratic principles to *he great na
tional questions of the hour. We
will have no State ticket, except
judges, and of course these will
not go upou the stump, and for
| the past six years our people have
barely thought of nstioual poli
tics. Wo have been more inter
ested in the color of the magis
trates fur Goose Neck township
than in the gorsrumsntal opinions
of the Chief Magistrate of the na
tion or of our Congressmen. Ths
matters are now settled, and while
they, were being settled the Re
publicans were trying to convince
the people that a Republican ad
ministration of the uational gov
ernment was as necessary to good
times os a Republican lawyer is to
get a moonshiner nut of a scrapo.
Mr. Morrison would make a valu
able addition to our delegation of
bright young men in congress.”
J. M. Larin and aou returned
laat week from a eleit to hie moth
er near Lanrinbufg.
Mieeoa Patti* Manning and An
nie McNeill Tinted at J. T. Mc
Leod’* laat week.
Mia* Alice Gibeon t tailed Mi****
Ida and Mon me Terry laat week.
W. L. Oiheon and alitdk have
returned from Conclave, where
they went to attend the marriage
of their brother, Floyd Gibaou, to
MU* Betti* Haeon, which took
placo on tha 18th. Mr. Oil won
and wife accompanied by the
brida’e aietcr and Meaen. David
Manehip and Mack Gihaon return
ed to the groom’* parent* Mr. and
Mm. Jvaeph Gihaon, who give a
reception which wee enjoyed by
Mia* Monni* Terry and her
three brother* have retarned front
Ellerbe where they hare been at
, Mar. Mr. Goyton preached an
excellent *crnvm at Green .Lake
Sunday. We are glad to aay he
win be our pactor fur another
Much ipbbim to the Richmond
Farm For Rent.
Wanted to rent an eseallent K>
home tom at Poweltoo, tor y«ar
1901. Ovod terme will be given
to party fnrniebiag hie owa Kook.
Apply to W. O. Kearna,
Fewetton. >. 0.
Or to W. 9. Brookahirt, XeMgh
(Pam will be divided if deeimd.)
The Headlight and Beam and
9km one year and a baggy (Uket,
far fl J9
The Local Happenings.
. *L * * * *
141m Stella Baldwin ia visiting
friends at Gastonia.
Miss Allen, of Raleigh, is visit
ing Misa Nellie Smith.
Capt. W. R. and Mre. Croiland
were in town Thursday evening.
The Great Falls factory pond
lias been frozen over all the week.
Mre. A. M. McAuley is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Page, at Bis
•Call on Tom l»o if ynn want
your vlothiug well laundered.—
See his ad.
Kddio Lyon is spending the
holidays with his family at Gib
Joe Gibson, of Gibson Mills,
1 was shaking hands around here
i lait Friday.
Rev. W. J. Fulford conducted
services at the Baptist church last
Stsnsill Covington is home
from Oak Ridge Institute for the
W. O. Kearns advertises a
“Parra for Rent" See hi* ad in
The couotj paid for board and
lodging of the jurors in the In
gram case, f290.2ft.
There was a light fall of snow
on Wednesday night, the ground
being nearly covered.
Lindo Brigiuan and Charlie
Russell, of the Uuiversity, are
borne for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs C. M. Hobbs and
children are on a visit to Mr.
Hobbs' mothor, at Mt. Olive.
Rev. P. R. lav conducted ser
vices at the Presbyterian chumh
last Sunday morning and night.
Tom Parsons, of the University,
end Hill Parsons, of the Horner
school, are home for tbs holidays.
We sre glad to learn that Gen
eral Toon, Stats Superintendent
of Education, is improving slow
Miss Minnie Stansill returned
from Greensboro Female College
on Wednesday for a short rrcs
A. T. Whito left with ns a spec
imen lump of the red kaolin, of ;
which there are large quantities
in his section.
We had a pleasant call on Sat
urday from our young friend Rev.
M. D. Austin, the popular teacher
at Silver Run.
Miss Daisy Baldwin is visiting
bar sister, Mrs. Dr. SUusill, Mr*.
W. T. Covington and brother,
H. D. Baldwin.
The Headlight learns with great,
pleasure that Maj. J. D. Shaw,
who bos been quito sick is now
Tracy Worley, who has been
| at Spartanburg foraeveral months
is with hi* friend* for X-maa foa
I tivitiea, or longer.
MtsaeS CjU, Mary McRoa and
Rachel Covington are home from
the Woman's college of Richmond
Va., for the holidays.
Mrs. Dr. Moor* and Misses lht*
tie and Myrtle came in Saturday
night to spend the holiday* with
Mrs. Will Steels and Mrs. Lee
On Friday we had pleasant ealls
from several of our subsribers,
among them W. H. Rolierts, Wolf
Pit, W. O. Kearns, Puwalton, W:
C. I’ssery, Jtswsv.
The deadlight rroeivad 18 new |
subscription* last week, recalling'
for each 11,00 in tdrut*. B<- 1
aid** till*, ewreral of our patron*
fin m enbeUntUl help lorinh
our power preee, by paying their
aoorxmU Thanks, yea special
We bar* Joat tarnad oat from
oar Job offlea *onu> extra aloe
pamphlet work, which ire arc
willing to oOmpare with any work
don* In the State. If you want
any kind of Job work dona at
“hard tin*" paints, bring it in—
aal inf ate ion gaarantaad or no pay
Senator Simmon* ha* intro
duced a hill in the U. 8. Senate
proriding for a donation of $i5,
000,00 for the Roanoke Island
Celebration. Simmons is u good
kleasrs. \V. T. Hamer, of Wolf
Pit. \V. A. Ornham, of Capet’s
Mill* and D. M, McNair, of Rob
erdcl, were pinoaant callers last
Friday, each leaving a doel&r to
Mr. and Mrs. R. Jv Johnson,
Mis* Mattie and RobC Jr. expect
to leave to-day for a viait to rel
ative* in Marion, 8. Q., taking in
the Charleston Exposition before
E. E. Ingram, son of Jas. A.
Ingram, who lias been at school
at Morven, called on us lust Fri
day, on his way hoide to spend
the holidays. He too, left a pleas
Cards aro out annonncing the
marriage of Dr. Pntar John, one of
Scotland’* beet young men and
Misa Nannie Watkins, of Char
lotto county, Va. The Headlight
tender* advanced congratulations.
Mr*. Dr. Tom Cole, m daughter1
of Mr. T. K. Diggs, died st hor
horn* st Mt. Olive on Sunday and
her remain* were to be iuterred
to-day at St. Psnr* etiurcb. -MV
tender our heart-felt sympathy to
We uoticed a number of our
farmer frieuds in towu'un Thars
dsy, among them Motors. Webb.
Key, Cupel and Thomas from
Block Jack, E. M. Bogfcnn, J. S.
Boggan and Rev. J. H. Austin,
from Wolf Pit.
The Headlight giv6$ issues
iu the year. MV don’t ask our
patrons to pay for our 'holidays.
Since onr connection with jour
nalism, we have never taken X
ma* holidays but once, and then
it was because our foreman went
for a wife.
ItCT. W H. Moorsv, I). D.
Dr. Moore, P. of Durham
District, who has two marriod
daughters residing hero and who
was s resident here as P. K. of the
Rockiughum District, has been a
visitor in the town for a week
past. On Snnduy moruiug, he
preached a most excellent sermon.
The Dr. made msuy friends in
Rockingham, aud they wars great
ly pleased with hi* sermon allud
Chancellor Johnson Dead.
Chancellor Wm. D. Johnson
died st hia home iu Morion Mon
day night. He wa* in hi* 81th
year, having 'icon bom in North
Carolina Sept. Oth, 1818. After
graduating from Davidson Col
lege he came to Ueennettsvill* to
practice low. He ws* a delegate
from Marlboro to tho aeoessinn
con wen lion in 1800, sod was after
word state senator f rum Marlboro.
The logislntars elected him chan
cellor, which position he filled
till the office waa sbulitbid i i
1808. About the time be moved
to Marion end formed a law part
nership with J. M. Johnson, tho
preeent solicitor. His declining
health caused Chancellor Johnson
to withdraw from this Arm only
a year ago.
Iteetdes being an able snd emi
nent lawyer. Chancellor Johnson
was an extensive fanner sod stock
raiser. Only loat spring he sold
his Brushy Bay and Dnnobo plant
ations and retired from business.
—Bennetts villa Advocate.
Tliia editor haa known Chanorl
InrJnfcAaoo parannally for forty
yaaw and daring all thaw yaari,
haa wU«ra» d him aa a pom man
k patriot, a philanthroniat, a
afcriatlao. What atom ran w*
•ay of any man T—if mom, (at tha
•am* ha aaoordad to Mr. Johnaoo.
Tha Uiarmomatar ngiatamd four
digram bn low anra at Aabaritla, If
0. Inat Saturday. •
Mui ic ia charming. It baa pow
er to soften aud to melt, it will
tyrannise over the aoul. aud will
force it to bow down and worship.
It will wring adoration from it,
and compel the heart to yield ile
treasures t f love. Music will in
spire both the old and the wicked.
The human voice ia the most per
fect musical instrument ever
made; and well it might he, for it
had the most skillful maker. The
voice should lie cultivated to sing
the tones of love to man and Ood.
How sweet does it make tho wor
ship of God to have the reverent
•-motions poured out in song!
How pearly should children be
taught to sing; for what is sweeter
than tlie Kings of innocent chil
dren? Mnsic makes tin* heart
courageous and the soul cheerful
ly devout. The first ucoount of
music waa at the laying of the
foundation of tho earth, when tbs
“morning stars, delighted with
the premise of a new planet, sang
together, and all the sons of Oud
shouted for joy.” Every song
smithes and uplifts. It is possi
ble that at times a soug is ns good
ae a prayer. Music is healthful.
There is no better core for a bad
humor nud no medicine more
pleasant to take. One of ilie
greatest attractions for oid and
young, when visiting our cities, is
the music that may lie heard.
Ths hymn sung by u mother to
her little boy may in after days.
U*a voioe that will recall him
from ruin. Many a mother sings
her little ones to sleep. No fami
ly can afford to do without music,
it makes home attractive and will
keep out augry feeling*.
Tlie above is the production of
a pupil of Snead’s Academy.
Such communications are appre
At Converse, 8. C., Dec. 10th,
• net. 8. V. L'ssery, son of Rev.
Welcome and A. E. llseery, of
Hcckingluun. His nge was 86
years. He professed faith in Christ
immediately after taking sick, and
said he vrn» willing to die. He
left a devoted wife, father, mother
brother, sisters and a host of rel
atives and friends who mourn bit
Mrs Margaret MvCuaklU.
This moat excellent cdrietinu
lady breathed her life quietly
nway on the 20th of November,
and her gentle spirit was bonis
by angels to tho spirit land. Ev
erybody loved "Grandma" or
"Aunt Margaret” as tome cnlled
lier. Her kind and loving words
and sweet Christian example will
he remembered and tovefed for
years to eome. Like a shock uf
ripe grain, site lias been gathered
mto the heavonly gamer, and now
safe from the oarsa of life snd the
pains of age aud sickness, sho
basks in the eternal suuehiue «j
God’s presence, where sho awaits
a happy re-union with tho loved
ones left behind.
A Meet ('em me w<l able Art
W# received a lettor Saturday,
inclosing a chock for 91.00, with
a request that we send tho Head
light one year to the Methodist
Orphanage, Raleigh, the Baptist
Orphanage, Jamestown, the Pres
byterian Orphanage, Barium
Springs, and the writer. The
gentleman was ons of the Htate’s
noblest public servants. He anil
not allow os to us# his name.
Who will do likewise?
Seaboard Air L111 e
Special low rates between
all station. Ticket* on Sale
December 23. 24 , 25, 30 and
31, and January lat. Final
limit January 3rd, 1005.
STUDENTS will be allow
ed to pnrehaa* ticket* Doc.
10 to 22. 1001, final limit
January 8. 1002.
R. E. L. Bunch, 0. F. A.
Rounxmi.c*. Dear Headlight—|
A» I have seen so many nice let
ter* from the cousin*, IVill write
one too. I nru a girl of fifteen
mnnmem, fair complexion, bine
eye*, light hair, five fwt two
inches high. T nin going to school
now. My tencher'* name is Mina
Hattie Davis. She i* a good
teacher. My studies oro modern
English grommur, geography,
spelling, writing, reading and
Colow and E11 wood’* advanced
arithmetic and physiology. I am
learning fnst. Cousin*, what are
you going to do for Xnms. Miss
Hattie is going to give one week
holiday. She is anticipating a
merry Christmas. She is going
home Friday eve. Weil, I will
cloae iny letter hy asking a few
questions. Which i* the highest
mountain on the gloh •? From
what city do we got our fitshioLs*
Why i* til- D>-ad S<i» su called?
How many times is dead flies I
mentioned in the Itible, whet
chapter and verse? What State
i* it that is round at each end ami
high in the middle? If I *ee this
in print perhai* I'll writo agsin.
I«et* hoar from in< re of the larger
girl* and Imys. I will olooe with
l>eat wishes and a merry Christmas
Rook man a*. Dear Headlight—
I will come into the children's
column for the first time. I am a
littlegirl 11 years old. My s:hool,
closed the IStli. I. hlv^: peU
except my little bruther alitf sis
ter. My uncle from Kast Durham*
V C., is going to spend Christinas
with n*. I will answer Curly
Lock's aud Bam Sharp’squeetiona,
and also Black Kyes’i The short
chapter in the Bible is 117 Psalms.
Christ was crucified on Friday.
The shortest vvrss in the Bible is
verm 35. 11 chapter St. John. I
will close by asking a question—
In which chapter in tho Bible did
Christ say there were 12 hour* in
a day. Best wishes to the Head
light. Your little lriend,
Kliia M. Smith.
Roubbdei.. Dear Headlight.—
As 1 have never written before, I
thought 1 would join the chil
dren's column. I am a little girl
seven your* old and 1 am going to
school. My papa takes tlic paper
and 1 enjoy reading the children’s
column very much. I will close
for this time and if this is printed
I will come agnin. With bust
wishes to tho Headlighr, I am
your little friond.
Rockukiham. Doar Headlight—
I am a little boy nine year* old
and I aut going to school. My
teacher's name is Mr. Sandford.
I take the Headlight Iwcuuse I
like to rend tlio children's col
umn very much. I like to go to
school. Our teacher has stopped
a w.*)k for Christmas, and I reck
on I had better stop for fear of
tlio waste basket.
Elmore. Dear Headlight.—*
I come iu vour happy band for the
first time. I am a little girl 18
years old. T go to Sunday school
every Sunday snd my superinten
dent is Mr. W. H. Morrison and
my teacher, Mr. L. P. Gibson. I
like them very much. I bsvo no
pets except one little sinter. My
annt takes your paper and Jen ole
and myself never stop till we read
the children's letters over and
over, so I thought somebody would
like to wad my letter. The death
angel lias made a vacant sent in
our Sunduy school by taking nna
of its faithful memhers, Mr.
Lulhar Platt. Well I must not
tell you everything 1 know this
time, I might want to write again.
I will close hoping to see my let
ter in print.
M. B. T.
I.kdbp.tticrs, Dear Editor—
Hines yon have been so kind to
give the little girls and boys space
in your valuable paper, and as I
Vs* 'reading the nics Utters I
thought I would write one too. I
go to school now snd my teacher's
name u Mr. Furman Reynold#. I
like him (or a teacher very much.
I atudy geography, arithmetic,'
fifth reader and spelling and try
to get my lessons perfect. I am a
little girl, 10 years old, and have a
nice time playing at recess. I read
a letter in the Headlight that my
school mate, Cora Lee Sullivan,
wrote. We are going to have a
Christmas tree Loro and a week for
holiday. Pearlie Turner.
Emjekbr. Dear Mr. Editor—I
will write a tew lines to day. Our
school lias eloaed till after Christ*
mas. I want to answer Colon
Wallace’* question: Pure religion
undefiled before God and the
Father is this, to visit the father
less and widows in their affection
and to keep unspotted from the
world. I wish you all a merry
Christmas. Yonr friend,
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elana were unable to help her ” write*
M. M. Austin, of Winchester. Ind. ‘but
was completely cured by Dr. King's
Now Llfo Fills.’' They work wonders
In suunaoh and Hrcr trojbhs. (Jure
constipation, sick headaelMi, 2be at all
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*‘I know I would long ago have been
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heen for Klee trie Hitter*. For three
year* 1 suffered untold sgnny from the
worst form* of Indigestion, waturbnudi,
• tornaeh and bowel dyspepsia. Bnt this
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good. Hi nee using It I can oat heartily
and have gained M pound*." For in
digestion. loss of appetite, tu-mach
llrer and kidney troubles Electric Hit
ters are a positive, guaranteed cure.
Only SO oentl at all druggists.
A Million Voire*.
CVmiM hardly rip row tlic thank* of
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hi* lung*, naming a moat oballnala
ooogh flararal phyalelan* aaid'm had
oooaamptloai, but eould not help him.
when til thought ht was duomad Ih
brgan In aaa Dr. Klag't Hew Dlaooaary
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flubfccribc for the Heed
“While suffering from a bad eaao of
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*ery ia unnecessary to cure pt lea Be.
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' I have taken Kodol Dyepepaia Caro
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"A pill's s pill," up lbs saw Mat
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