From the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Dec. 22, 1921.
Trinity College [Duke University] is entering her third year in football
with a heavier schedule. Part of the games are Guilford Sept. 30, University
Oct. 12, Davidson Oct. 28, Wake Forest Nov. 11.
“Moonshine,” a horse that has cost the Government $672, was sold at auction
at New Bedford, Massachusetts, the 17th for $25. The old gray mare,
which was seized by prohibition agents 15 months ago in a raid, had piled up a
$672 board bill since then.
James W. Cannon, one of the South’s greatest textile manufacturers, died at
his home in Concord Monday afternoon at 6 o’clock following a two weeks’
illness caused by heart trouble. He was 59 years old. His wife and 10 children
All tents, bedding, beds and camping equipment of the U.S. training corps
for women were totally destroyed by fire near Asheville Wednesday night at 10
o’clock. Loss $10,000 to building and contents. Miss Susanna Cocroft, national
commandant, had $2,000 worth of uniforms stored, but this is covered by
insurance. It is doubtful if a camp will be held next summer.
The public is invited to attend a Christmas program next Sunday morning
(Xmas day) at 11 o’clock at Green Lake church. There will be songs, recitations
and special music; also a talk by the new pastor, Mr. Dickson. Mr. Dickson will
preach at Ledbetter’s that night.
J.M. Sasser and wife moved on Thursday of last week from Ellerbe, Route 1,
to Pee Dee Mill No. 2 where his wife will resume weaving and he will do
carpenter work. Mr. Sasser worked at Pee Dee No. 1 for 26 years, going from
there to Roberdel where he worked one year. On last Jan. 19th he and
his wife left Roberdel and went to Baldwin’s Mill on Big Mountain Creek, where
he has since been operating the grist mill. They have now come back to their
old love, the mill.
J.E. McDonald gets his paper now at 359 Central Avenue, Kannapolis, instead
Rev. Thomas T. Taylor has been called to a large colored church in Norfolk,
with the parsonage at 430 Scott street. Taylor served the Zion church here at
Rockingham for three years and while here was the leading spirit in building a
handsome house of worship. He was transferred to Hamlet last year, and now to
Norfolk on a call from the colored Methodists of that city.
Roseboro, between Fayetteville and Wilmington, suffered a $150,000 fire on
Thursday night of last week. Seven of the principal business structures of the
town and a number of offices were burned.
Rockingham Lodge No. 178 I.O.O.F. will have a special meeting Monday
afternoon, Dec. 26th, at 2:30 o’clock for the purpose of conferring
the first degree on a class of candidates. All members are urged to be present.
R.P. McKeithan, Secretary.
C.J. Kelly of Sanford was last Friday convicted in Federal Court at Raleigh
for interstate traffic in stolen automobiles, and was sentenced to the Atlanta
pen for five years and fined $5,000. He gave notice of appeal and was released
under bond of $25,000. The case was begun Dec. 7th and ended the 16th.
Lee Hallman of Marshville, convicted of criminal assault in August at
Monroe, and sentenced to 15 years in the pen, has abandoned his appeal and will
begin his sentence during the first week in January.
Carey McDonald, aged 23, and his brother, Newland McDonald, aged 14, engaged
in a deadly fight near St. Pauls in Robeson county Sunday afternoon. Both were
struggling over a gun; the aged mother tried to get it from them, and in the scuffle,
the younger boy managed to pull the trigger and the older man’s head was blown
The fire truck was called to the rear of the Richmond Garage last Friday
night, but its presence was not needed. A Ford belonging to a man named Jacobs
had caught fire, but it was put out with a small hand hose from the garage.
Wm. Henry Cole, colored youth, was bound to Jan. 9th term of
Court by Magistrate Guthrie last Friday on a charge of seduction.
J.M. Jacobs of Hamlet was taxed with the costs by Squire Guthrie at
Rockingham Saturday. He was charged with violating the school attendance law;
he submitted to the charge and was let off with the costs on his agreeing to
keep his boy in school regularly.
The insurance of $500 on the Rockingham-Hamlet gun club shack midway between
the two towns, was paid a few days ago to Mr. French. The building was burned
about three weeks ago.
The Page Trust Co. of Aberdeen, Hamlet and Carthage has added another bank
to its string, having closed a deal Tuesday for the purchase of the Bank of
Sanford. The price is $1.50 on the dollar. The entire lot of 3,383 shares were
John D. McRae of near Hamlet and Miss Nan Boyle of Scotland county were
married Wednesday afternoon at 6:30 at the home of Rev. W.R. Coppedge. The
bride is teacher of the Prospect school in Beaver Dam township.