After an absence of nearly 5 years, Mr. W.H. Alston gave his friends a pleasant surprise by his presence in Henderson last week when they supposed him thousands of miles away. He had just returned from Turkey, where he has been in the employment of the American tobacco Company, representing their interests in that country. Mr. Alston is located at Cavalla, on the Mediterranean Sea, his business requiring frequent trips on that body of water. Henry talks entertainingly of the country, the people and their customs, and says the Turks as a class are better people than the uninformed give them credit for. He will spend a few months in America and return to Turkey about Christmas.
Miss Mary Cole of Rockingham is visiting Mrs. R.B. Powell.
Miss Lizzie Lewis has returned from a two weeks’ stay at Hendersonville.
Mr. A.C. Zollicoffer went to Louisburg Tuesday on professional business.
Mr. William Russell of New York City was visiting friends in Henderson this week.
Editor T.R. Walker of the Littleton News Reporter was a visitor to Henderson Tuesday.
Miss Mary Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.O. Young, left Monday to enter Salem Academy.
Miss Ruth Harris returned last week from a month’s visit among her schoolmates in Maryland.
Miss Emma Woodlief of Kittrell and Miss Mattie Gill of Bobbitt are visiting Mrs. W. Ed Moss.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Fuller of Franklinton visited Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Williams in Henderson last week.
Mrs. E.M. Price of Darlington, S.C., returned home Thursday after visiting Mrs. N.M. Henderson for several weeks.
Misses Maudie Elmore and Mabel Kelly went to Raleigh Tuesday to matriculate at the Baptist Femal University.
Messrs. T.M. Pittman and T.T. Hicks went to Raleigh Tuesday to look after some cases before the Supreme court.
Mrs. R.B. Henderson left yesterday for Middleton, Ohio, where she goes to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. W.T. Estes.
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe C. Witt of Knoxville, Tenn., are visiting the family of Mr. Geo. B. Harris. Mrs. HWhitt is a niece of Mrs. Harris.
Mrs. H. Cohen and children of New Bern, Mrs. B. Harris and children of Raleigh, and Miss Eva Harris of Wilson are visiting Mrs. B.S. Aronson.
Misses Elizabeth Burton of Raleigh, Myrtle Cheatham of Elkin and Mary Etta Haskins of Boydton, Va., are guests of Misses Page in Henderson.
We had a pleasant call yesterday from Mr. D.P. Phillips, agent of the Great Van Amburg Shows, which will visit Henderson Saturday, September 23rd.
A flat notched key or night-latch or similar locks was found near the Methodist church a few days ago and left at this office.
A special coach full of young ladies from Norfolk, Suffolk and Franklin, Va., going to Elon College, passed through yesterday, the Durham train taking it on here.
Misses Mattie and Jennie Davis have returned from Henderson where they had been spending the summer and are again in the George A. Bose Company’s store.
Dr. Nash is conducting a revival meeting at the Methodist Episcopal church this week. Dr. F.M. Smith, presiding elder of this district, preached at the opening sermon Sunday morning.
The Presbyterian Sunday-school children are picnicking at Satterwhite’s mill today. Each one had the privilege of inviting a friend and the little folks went out jubilant over having a good time.
Mr. N.B. Thomas will go North in a few days to buy fall goods for the firm of Thomas & Newcomb. Miss Rosa Thomas will go with him to make her usual purchases of fall millinery and ladies’ goods.
Miss Lillie Burwell of Woodsworth was in Henderson this week visiting her sister Mrs. R.B. Powell. Miss Burwell has just returned from New York, where she has been with her sister, Mrs. George Allen.
Rev. J.O. Atkinson, the accomplished editor of the Elon College Christian Sun, was on the Westbound train yesterday. He had been to Ridgeway to marry a couple, an account of which is published elsewhere.
The condition of Col. W.H. Hood, who was partially paralyzed, as noted in last week’s paper, is improved. He is able to sit up and talks and swallows with less difficulty. The indications are that he will soon be all right again.
Rev. I.N. Lofton has a good horse for sale. Five years old, kind and gentle, not afraid of anything and perfectly safe for a woman to drive. A bargain for somebody as Mr. Loften is going to leave and must dispose of the animal.
Mr. S.R. Harris returned Saturday from a trip to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa., having gone to attend a meeting of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Protestant church held in the latter place. The next meeting will be held at High Point.
Mr. L.W. Barnes has gone North this week to buy new fall goods for Barnes Clothing Store. The stock is being replenished all the time and you can find clothing, overcoats, hats, shoes, gents’ furnishing goods, etc., there to suit your taste and pocketbook whenever you want them.
Rev. J.H. Henderlite and family returned Saturday from their summer vacation, spent at Norfolk and Red Sulphur Springs. Mrs. Henderlite and the baby have both recovered from their sickness and Mr. Henderlite himself was much benefited by his stay in the mountains of Virginia.
Miss Guessie Verl Satterwhite left last Tuesday for West Lafayette, Ohio, where she has accepted the position of principal in the music department of the woman’s college. Those who know the young lady’s musical attainments will congratulate that institution upon securing her services.
Miss Lois Edwards went to High Point Friday to teach in the graded school at that place, a position to which she was recently elected. Vance county loses one of its best teachers, and the cause of education suffers accordingly by this young lady taking work elsewhere. Better salary paid was the inducement.
Mr. S.F. Chandler has returned to Henderson and is again at his old place in Parker’s drug store. He gave up his position some time ago and went away, but he couldn’t stay. Sol says it was a pair of eyes that drew him back, but whether Dr. Parker’s or a pair softer and more gazelle like we are left to surmise.
A number of desirable town lots belonging to the estate of George A. Harris will be offered for sale at public auction on Thursday, September 21st, by Mrs. Rosa F. Harrell and W.L. Harris. This property is located near the new Graded School building on Harrell avenue, Zene and Arch streets, a plot of which can be seen at J.L. Currin’s office.
En route to Lake City, Fla., Dr. C.L. Crow of Norfolk stopped over yesterday to see his sister, Mrs. J.H. Henderlite. He was recently elected to the chair of modern languages in the University of Florida, and will enter upon his duties with the opening of the fall term. Dr. Crow formerly held the same position in Washington and Lee University at Lexington, Va.
There will be a match game of base ball Friday afternoon, September 8th, between Franklinton and Henderson. Game will be called at 3:30 o’clock. Admission 25 cents; ladies free. A good game is promised.
Prof. A.E. Akers of Roanoke, Va., the new principal of the Henderson Graded Schools, arrived Monday afternoon and is assisting Superintendent Alderman in getting things in shape for the opening next week. Prof. Akers comes highly recommended as a young man of fine talent and ability as a teacher and we doubt not he will prove himself a worthy successor of Prof. Mills.
Prouder than of the splendid record made by the Citizens Bank, and happier than at its increasing deposits and growing business, is Cashier Wm. A. Hunt because of the advent of a little girl at his house. “W.A.” wears his new honors with becoming modesty but he cannot suppress a smile of satisfaction and assort of “I’m a papa” look as he meets his friends now.
Mr. Rufus E. Hardy of Halifax county was a visitor to Henderson yesterday. He was but recently returned form the Philippine waters where he has been in the naval service. Mr. Hardy was formerly a printer in the Gold Leaf office, leaving here to take a position in Durham. In July, 1901, he joined the United States navy and served a good part of the time in the far East. His term of enlistment expired in July and he came home to see his people. He has not fully decided yet whether he will re-enlist or engage in business of some other sort.
Mr. R.P Cunningham tells us of finding a dead horse in his pasture and he is at a loss to know where the animal, an iron grey, apparently well kept, came from. He was hauled there, wagon tracks being found coming from one direction and leaving by another. The bars were let down, the wagon crossed a branch, left the path and went some distance off and deposited the burden. No one in the neighborhood owned such a horse and Mr. Cunningham thinks the animal must have been brought from a distance, but why, he does not understand.
Married in RidgewayMr. John Alexander McGeachy of Wilmington and Miss Helen Mabry of Ridgeway were married in the Methodist church at 1:15 o’clock yesterday. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.O. Atkinson of Elon College in the presence of a goodly company of interested friends and well wishers. Mr. McGeachy is connected with a leading bank in Wilmington and is a gentleman of fine character and business qualifications. The bride, who is the daughter of Mr. R.C. Mabry, a prominent merchant of Ridgeway, is a young lady of attractive personality and accomplishments and is greatly loved and admired by all who know her.
Mr. and Mrs. McGeachy were passengers on the Westbound train yesterday afternoon going to Blowing Rock to stay a while before going to their future home in Wilmington.