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ROCKINGHAM, N. C, DECEMBER 6, 1917.
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WRITE THE SOLDIERS
Send the paper the names of
your soldier boys, that
, they may be flooded
with 'Xmas mail.
As a tot, haveyou ever passed
a candy store and exDerienced
longing for the sweets within?
As a college lad, have you ex
pectantly waited for the general
delivery to open, the while
friends were happily opening
mail, and then to receive none?
What a feeling of disappoint
ment what an addition to an
already present sense of loneli
ness! Many a young soldier man will
pass through the Christmas sea
son with a heavy heart for the
spirit-tide back home. At best,
loneliness will be rampant But
how much heavier hearted will
the lad feel who receives scarcely
a line from "God's Country."
And how much brighter he will
feel if his mail Christmas is load
ed with cards, notes etc., from
friends and even acquaintances,
in addition to his loved ones.
The suggestion from the Post-:
Dispatch is this: send the paper
before Wednesday of next week
the correct address of every
Richmond county soldier, giving
the name of company and regi
ment and camp, and we will pub
lish the names and addresses in
the next issue, that friends and
acquaintances over the county
may know just where to write.
And then you who are to enjoy a
smug Christmas at home, take
the list and drop a card or letter
tu the boys and thus do your bit
towards tiding them over the
holiday sickness. Send the names
and address NOW, while the
thought is still in your mind. .
Baptist State Convention.
The Baptists of North Carolina
are this week feathered at Dur
ham for their 87th annual.con
vention, the sessions being held
in the academy of music at that
place. The seven Baptist churches
of the Bull City are entertaining
the 500 delegates and pastors on
the "Harvard plan," furnishing
lodging and breakfast
The pastors' conference was
held Monday night, but the con
vention proper opened Tuesday
, morning. It will adjourn Friday.
The convention sermon was
preached Tuesday night by Rev.
Bruce Benton, of this place, and
needless to say his sermon was
profound and eloquent in line
with the reputation of the man.
The Rockingham Baptist church
was honored in having it's pastor
selected for the introductory ser
mon. There are now approximately
300,000 white Baptists in the
State. Treasurer Walter Dur
ham's books show that for the
regular objects of the convention
the Baptists this year have gone
$11,000 ahead of all former rec
ords, as follows: State missions,
$45,273.43; foreign missions, $57,
315.89; home missions, $35,554.37;
education, $11,788.39; Sunday
schools, $3,051.09; B. Y. P. U.,
$510.48; ministers' relief, $5,788.67;
Wake Forest $2,506.25, Judson
centennial, $98.01; church build
ing loan fund, $1,217.28; Bibles,
$113.94; Margaret Home fund,
$81.67; total .for all objects,
$168,315.12. this does not in
clude theThoihasville orphanage,
to which'about $60,000 has been
given for current expenses. :
A small debt of $2,200 was re
ported on state missions. '
The paper will Very proba
bly publish next week the Presi
dent's message to Congress, de
livered Tuesday, in which mes
sage he advocates the declara
, tfon of war against Austria-Hun-gary.'
Methodist Conference in
Session at Greenville.
The 81st annual conference of
the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, met. at Jarvis Memorial
church at Greenville Wednesday
morning, with Bishop Warren A,
Candler, of Atlanta, presiding.
The conference embraces that
part of the State lying east of
Rockingham, Guilford, Randolph.
Stanly and Anson county lines.
and extends to the South Caro
lina line on the south and Vr
giniaontne nortn. it is com
. .m .a
posed of 239 ministers and 36
lay representatives four from
each presiding elder's district.
There are 221 of the ministers
engaged in active work, and 18
have retired from old age and
The conference will adjourn
Monday night, and the appoint
ments will be announced Mon
Rev. J. H. Hall is the beloved
presiding elder of the Rocking
ham district Rev. G. F. Smith
has just completed his second
year as pastor of the Rockingham
church, and his friends trust he
may be returned for further ser
vice. Both gentlemen are in
attendance upon the conference,
Mr. Hall having gone Monday
and Mr. Smith Tuesday.
The net gain in memberhip for
the Rockingham church for the
fiscal year just closed was 37,
though the total received by pro
fession and letter etc was 55.
The total contributed tor all pur
poses was $6,137.89, though the
congregation gavebstwesn one
and two thousand dollars ad
ditional for church educational
purposes. Of the $5,137.89 raised,
$320 went to the support of a
missionary in Japan, $675.50 to
the Oiphanage, and the mission
ary societies contributed $864.15.'
The following telegram from
the Provost Marshal General at
Washington has been received
by the State Adjutant General,
and in turn transmitted to the
local exemption boards.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 29, 1917.
Governor of North Carolina:
Raleigh, N. C.
"Number 10948. Please cause
the broadest and most extensive
and continuous possible publicity
to be given through the Adjutant
General, Local and District
Boards, the newspapers and by
all other possible means of warn
ing to all registrants who may
have changed their places of
abode and Post Office address to
communicate immediately with
their Local Boards where they
are registered and furnish their
present addresses so that Ques
tionnaires which will begin to be
mailed December 15th will reach
such registrants without delay.
Registrants are bound by law to
keep themselves advised of all
proceeding in respect of them
and failure to do so may result
in their losing right to claim
exemption or discharge. Please
request newspapers to give this
warning broad and continuous
publication from this time until
the process of mailing Question
naireshas been accomplished. "
County Medical Association.
The Richmond County Medical
Association met here Wednesday.
Officers for the 5 ensuing year
were elected, these being: Dr.
L: D. McPhail, Pres; Dr. W. D.
James, Vice-Pres.; Dr. A C. Ever
ett Seci-Tje ' ki
The State Medical . : Society
meets m Southern Pmes in April;
Dr. Everett was named- as ' dele
gate, and Dr. James, of ( Hamlet,
JURORS JANUARY TERM
List of jurors drawn for the
January term of court
The next term of Superior
court for Richmond county will
begin January 7th, with Judge
W. F. Harding, of Charlotte, pre
siding. It will' be for criminal
The county commissioners in
regular session Monday, all five
commissioners present, drew the
36 jurors, as follows:
Robeat N. Stansill
A. M. Waddell
F. G. Mclntyre
D. H. Barlow
W. D. Cameron
T. R. Lively
C. A Porter
E. E. Vuncannon
W. H. Haddock
M. W. McRae
T. R. Scarboro
, . A. McNair
). N. Poindexter
D. W. Graham
, . W. Webb
: . McPhail
W. H. Mclntyre
H. D. Hatch
N. A. Wilkes
J. B. Butler
J. M. Liles
R. F. Duvall
F. W. Ledbetter
J. M. Carricker
D. C. Bniton, Jr.
B. F. Meacham
A. L. Covington
W. L. Scales
fno. L. Armistead
J. W. Thompson
J. J. Henderson
' The following is; a partial list
of the men examined by the
Richmond county exemption
board Nov. 22nd and 23rd, and
who have been duly passed upon
by the local and district boards
and certified by both as not being
exempted or discharged:
Stamey C. Boggerly, R'ham.
Frank T. Dawkins, R'ham.
Geo. B. Bloomfield, Rt. 1.
Elam Bowman, Hamlet.
Arthur Morton, Covington.
David Price, Smithfield, Ga.
A. M. Bloomfield, Rham, Rt 1
O. M. Wilson, Rham, Rt 1
An advance representative of
the U. S. Navy Recruiting Station,
located at Raleigh, was in town
today, making arrangements for
the coming of a recruiting party
of three, on Dec. 16th, 17th and
18th. Renewed efforts are being
put forth by the Navy just now
to get recruits, and the object of
this squad is to discuss the navy
with all young men who may be
interested, and to sign up appli
cants for enlistments.
The squad will be located at
thepostoffice those three days;
also, a squad will be at the Ham
let postoffice on the same days.
The navy needs at once a large
number of men for trainine as
firemen in the engineers' depart
ment, and men for the seaman
branch. Also, smart youns ne
groes will find the navy proposit
ion for mess attendants quite at
tractive; the pay to start with is
$37 a month, together with cloth
ing, subsistance and lodging; ex
perience as waiter in hotels or
private families with letter of
recommendation, although any
bright young negro should be
able to secure this rating. ' r ;
In view of .the fact that the
machinery for the second draft
will be put in ' operation shortly,
it ' is thought that v recruiting
should take an impetus" in this
sectionl . :
i our attention is invited to a
careful perusement of 'the quar
terly reports of the various banks
of Rockingham to be found in
this issue on page seven.
i ne deposits and total resour
ces of the banks of a community
are usually the best indications
of the prosperity of that com
munity. With this as a test,
Richmond county is more pros
perous than ever before in its
Red Cross Work Room.
The Red Cross work room was
Monday moved to the Richmond
Club and in future will be open
A box containing 87 garments
was shipped to Atlanta this
week, and with the help promised
by the Mangum and Ellerbe
auxiliaries it is hoped soon to
What Shall It Be?
R. F. Beasley, of Monroe, a
clear-headed thinker and intellec
tual gentleman, is the author of
the following aphorism:
"The minister speaks to his
congregation, the teacher to his
pupils, and the doctor to his pa
tients; but the editor speaks to all
How shall it be as regards the
Post-Dispatch? Will the thous
ands of readers who the paper
each week will reach directly and
indirectly respond to the extent
of giving the paper their support
A paper is truly what the peo
ple want it to be. The editor
bespeaks your encouragement
. Marriage Licenses Issued.
An inspection of the marriage
license book at the Register of
Deeds' office discloses .the fact
that 266 licenses, were issued for
the fiscal year, ending Dec. 1st.
The Post-Dispatch will each
week publish the names of those
securing license to wed, up until
noon of press day (Thursday.)
The following have secured
license during the past week:
Charlie Joseph Pleasants and
Donno Williams. . m
Pierce Butler Irby and Mary
George Benson Myers and
Sallie Ann Butler.
These first three were issued
Locke Mclnnis and Bertie Mc
Kenzie, issued the 5th. .
Adolphus E. Terry and Hor
tense D. Whitlock, issued 6th'
Failed to Report
The following is a list of per
sons called by the local exemp
tion board and who failed to re
port for examination:
Called For Nov. 22nd:
Archie Henry Fry, Rockingham.
Charlie Mears, Hamlet.
Hayes Mainor, Hamlet
Alex McSween, Hamlet
Louis Davis, Rockingham.
Lennon Brayboy, Hamlet
Charlie Terry, Rockingham.
Norman Terry, Rockingham.
Jarvis Williams, Hamlet
Called For Nov. 23rd:
James Leach, Rockingham.
Sebe Freeman, Entwistle. "
Manly Dawson Simmons, Mill Branch.
Talmage Rogers, Rockingham.
Andrew Lide, Rockingham.
James Smith, Hamlet
Arthur Blakeney, Chesterfield, S. C
Don't skim over the front
and local pages and then lay the
paper down. ReaditalL Start
at the front and go through from
kiver to kiver. ,
Miss May Belle Phillips has
returned from ajvisit to Jackson
ville and left c Sunday, with her
sisters for Rock Hill to visit rela
tives, t V;
Civil term, Judge B. F. Long,
of Statesville, presiding.
The December term of Rich
mond county Superior court con
vened Monday at 10 a. m., with
Judge B. F. Long, of Statesville,
The first case to be tried by
jury was that of the S. A. L. Ry.
vs. J. R. Henderson. The matter
is for the ejectment of Henderson
from a small tract of land lying
west of the Seaboard station in
Hamlet, on which once stood the
Happy Hooligan" saloon. The
case was begun Monday at 2:30
but at four o'clock Wednesday
Judge Long, deciding that the
dispute was of such nature that
a referee could better handle the
case, ordered a juror withdrawn
and a mistrial Mr. S. F. Mor-
decai, Dean of the law depart-J
ment ot innity College, was
selected as Referee, and the mat
ter will be resumed in the early
spring. Appearing for plaintiff in
the trial here this week were
Mclntyre, Lawrence and Proctor,
of Lumberton, Jno. D. Bellamy,
of Wilmington, and M. W. Nash,
of Hamlet; the defendant was
represented A. M. Stack, of Mon
roe, Kelly & Boggan, and W.
A number of cases were clear
id from the docket by compro
A case of much interest locally
was concluded luesday when
Judge Long, reviewing the find
ing of the Referee appointed at a
previous term of court, found as
a fact that A. D Dumas was not
entitled to recover anything from
the Tiustees of the Presbyterian
Church. The plaintiff wes repre-
Bennett, and T. L. Caudle, o:
Wadesboro; the defendants by
F. W. Bynum, H. S. Boggan and
Ozmer L. Henry.
The suit of the Commissioners
of Montgomery county against
the Commissioners of Richmond
county was ended Monday. The
Montgomery officials instituted
suit against Richmond county to
recover about $600 expended in
caring for a pauper, one Oc
tavia Long. The court found
that Montgomery county was en
titled to recover only $24, the
decision practically substantiat
ing the claims of Richmond
county. Representing the neigh,
boring county to the north was
Chas. A. Armstrong, of Troy,
and W. R. Jones; and Ozmer L.
Henry represented Richmond
Another case compromised
was that of Mrs. A. A. Williams
against H. L. Guthrie, trustee,
and A A Williams bankrupt
The compromise was for $800.
W. R. Jones appeared for plaint
iff and Ozmer L. Henry for de
The case of Will Chavis vs. J.
F. Chapel was begun this morn
ing. He is suing to have his chil
dren admitted to the white school
of Black Jack township. It was
tried about a year or so ago, re
sulting in a mistrial.
By consent of the attorneys,
the Judge appointed Attorney
R. C Lawrence, of Lumberton,
as Referee and Arbitrator; to
handle about one hundred small
civil cases that have been pend
ing for quite a while. Mr. Law:
rence will come here the latter
part of January and it . is expect-
en pe can dispose ot these cases
in two weeks. ?. Such action will
vastly lighten the heretofore con
Dr. Boyer, of Asheville, State
Directer ot Red Cross work, wil V
speaK in me counnouse i uesday:
11th at 2:30 and A' J
tailedkannouncemeht of this
appears on age 8. . '- A
Richmond County Men
The second officers' reserve
training camp at Ft. Oglethorpe,
Ga., opened Aug. 27th, and ended
Nov. 27th. Richmond county
was represented by a number of
young men, and their commis
sions as officers shows the stand
iigthey attained in the three
Nathan W. LeGrand was com
missioned first lieutenant, infan
try, and will report at Camp Gor
don, Atlanta, Dec. 15th.
Carl W. Smith, second lieuten
ant, infantry, with orders to re
port Dec. 15th at CamD Tavlor.
Fred C. Ballard, second lieuten
ant, Camp Greene, Charlotte.
P. A Gwaltney, second lieut
C. M. Baucom, 1st lieut. infan
try, Chickamauga Park.
J. S. Utter, 2nd lieut inf. Camp
L. A. Hollborn, 2nd lieut. Camp
John C. Hvman. 2nd lieut.
Mrs. Mary D. Monroe Dead.
The community was deeply
grieved by the sad tidings of the
death of Mrs. Mary D. Monrce
which occurred at her residence
in Rockingham, Tuesday morn
ing at 8:30 o'clock, after an ill
ness of only four or five days.
From the first her friends had
but faint hope of her recovery,
as at her age pneumonia is gen
Mrs. Monroe was born in
Montgomery county, but spent
some years of her early life with
an uncle at Wake Eorest, where
with the faculty of which he was
a member, she had unusual cul-,
ftur& advantages. Of these she
was not slow to avail herself.
She afterwards atiended school
at Salem College, where she com
pleted her literary training.
While still in the bloom of
youth she was married to Mr.
Calvin Monroe, who died eight
In her girlhood she made a.
profession of Faith in Christ,. -and
united with the Baptist
church at Laurel Hill, Montgom
ery county, of which she was a
devoted member till the Master
called her to come up higher
Her success in traininz so manv
childiea for places of usefulness
in the church and elsewhere bear
testimony to her sterling worth
as a Christian.
Two brothers, one sister and
seven children survive her:
Messrs. Gaston and Marshal
Monroe, Messrs. Henry and Alex
Monroe, Mesdames Claude Polk
and D. L. Coppedge, and. Misses
Pat, Carrie and Mamie , Monroe.
The interment was at Eastside
cemetery Wednesday afternoon,
and was attended bv a larcre
concourse of sorrowing friends.
. X . ' W.R.C ;
R. E. Bostick Dead.
The many friends of Electri
cian R. E. Bostick will be pained
to learn of his death which .oc
curred Wednesday morning, fol
lowing illness of pnly five days.
The burial is at the Dawkins
cemetery this afternoon, conduct
ed by the Woodmen. He was
also an Odd Fellow. Surviving
are his wife and two children.
"Under the Stars and Stripes
is the first complete and authen
tic motion picture record of our
soldiers abroad. It is human,
nteresting, timely. At the Star
Theatre Monday, Dec. 17th one
Adm. 25 and 35c. '
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