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What will you give the
man or boy?
We have just received a fine lot of Neckwear, 50 cents to $1.50. -
A new lot Stetson Hats in the latest shapes. '
Woolen Caps and Auto Gloves.
Silk, wool and cotton Hosiery.
Belts, Suspenders and Handkerchiefs.
Get one of those nice Leather Belts with sterling silver buckle.
For the man about the house: a good pair of work gloves, a sweater or other
serviceable article.
We have a nice line of suit cases, hand bags, canes, umbrellas and other articles.
Clothing Co.
L Goldber
New Store
Next door to A. P. Barrett
and get the lowest prices on
Dry Goods,
Ladies' Coats .
Coat Suits.
Next door to A. P. Barrett's store
Rockingham; N. C.
Methodist Conference
The North Carolina Methodist
Conference closed its session at
Greenville Tuesday, to meet next
year at Goldsboro. The appoint
ments made by Bishop Candler
for the year show few changes.
The people of the town are much
pleased that Presiding Elder
J. H. Hall is returned in the same
capacity, and Rev. G. F. Smith as
The appointments for the Rock
ingham district are:
Presidin? Elder-J. H. Hall.
Aberdeen G. M. Daniel.
Biscoe A. S. Parker.
Caledonia J. B. Thompson..
Elizabeth ct.W. B. Humble.
Ellerbe ct. G. H. Biggs.
Laurel Hill G. T. Simmons.
D. A. Wadkins, supernumerary.
Hamlet J. H. Buffaloe.
Laurinburg E. H. Davis.
Lumberton R. C. Beaman.
Lumberton ct. R. A. Bruton.
Maxton A. L. Ormand.
Montgomery ct S. H. Hardes
ty, Jr.
Mount Gilead N. C. Yearby.
Mount Gilead ct. W. F. Tray
wick. Raeford B. P. Robinson.
Red Springs A. J. Parker.
Richmond ct supplied by B. F.
Roberdel E. L Hill.
Robeson ct J. T. Draper.
Rockingham G. F. Smith.
Rowland A. J. Groues: W;H.
Townsend, supernumerary.
bt John and Gibson W. H.
St Paul C. R. Ross.
Troy J. P. Bross.
Vass J. M. Benson.
(D. H. Tuttle, formerly at Ham
let, goes to Washington, N. C,
and F. M. Shamburger to Weldon)
Mr. Trott To High Point
Rev. Mr. Trott, rector of the
Church of the Messiah here, has
as has been mentioned in the
Rockingham paper before,
accepted the rectorship of St.
Mary's church, High Point He
will fill his appointment here the
3rd Sunday and again on Christ
mas Day, this latter service to
terminate his ministerial work in
the town.
The following in reference to
Mr. Trott is clipped from the
Monroe Journal:
"The old town won't be the
same without "Parson" Trott,
who has accepted a call from the
High Point Episcopal church
His cheery greeting, his firm
handshake, will be missed by
high and low, black andfwhite
alike. Having a kind word for
everybody, Rev. Mr. Trott has
earned a place for himself in the
heart of the community, ' and
there is universal regret that he
has considered it best to leave
for a larger field. The best wish
es of the people of Monroe go
with him to High Point, and
here's hoping that the citizens of
that town will soon learn to ad
mire and love him for his good
comradeship as we do here."
North'Carolina Day.
North Carolina Day will be
observed in the schools of the
county tomorrow (Friday, 14th.,
Interesting programs have been
arranged withe ''Patriotism" as
the key-note.
The Rockingham City Schools
will have the following program
Friday at eleven, lasting about an
hour, and the people are not only
invited, but urged to attend:
Song, "Flag of our Nation Great."
Four little soldier bovs: Billv Hinson.
Jerome Hamer, Billy Odom, Leeman
Flag Exercise by Grade!.
Acrostic, "Patriotism," . by ten 3rd
Grade pupils..
Song, "Hail, Columbia."
Flag Drill, 20 1st Grade boys & eirls.
Recitation, "Song to our Flag," Eleanor
Tableau, "Liberty and Her Allies," 13
4th Grade girls.
Recitation, "Our Flag," Minnie Baldwin
Song, "Keep the Home Fires Burning."
Recitation, "Tribnte to Old Glory," Jim
Play, "Writing the Star Spangled Ban
ner," 5 6th Grade boys.
Recitation, "We're Coming," Lillian
Song, "I Love Thee, Carolina," High
scnooi quartette.
Declamation by Tom Marks.
"What is Patriotism?" by Zackary Long
Declamation, "Makers of the Flag," by
newt regues.
Speech on "War Savings Certificates,"
oy ieaxe a. umngton. .
Song, "Star Spangled Banner."
Reading names representing Start on
oervioe nag.
Be bad Just proposed. Secretly, Bba
was very much elated, and Intended to
ay "Yes" eventually. But she thought
she would have a little amusement by
keeping him in suspense for a few
So she said, In a sad voice: "I'm
afraid I can be nothing but a sister to
"Well, that's all right," he said gay-
ly. "I thought that, since I have been
going with you for a year now, It was
only fair that I should give you an
opportunity to marry me If you cared
to. But since you don't, I might as
well confess that I'd rather be a
brother than a husband myself."
Dickie the Diplomat
They had been married two days.
"Dickie, dear, which would you
rather lose, me or my money?" said
the girl.
"You, dearest" M
"Oh, Dickie I"
"But I would. Because, you see,
dear, If I lost -you, I would have the
money to offer a large reward to get
you back again."
"You darling boyP
Dld you have a good time at the
"ureat We had a good story-teller
at our table, and so we didn't have
to listen to any of the speeches,''
D I eContent.
Every with unsatisfied 'tjv
Leaves human nature sore. S
Every wish that's gratified
Gives rise to several more,
The Right Word.
Barney Bernard la telling a story
of two Hebrew partners in business,
who were always $ghtlng with each
other. One day they decided to put
In a new store front, go they hung
up a sign readiDg:
"Business going on during altercations,"
The Difference.
"Henry 1" she whispered, as though
fearful of the worst, "do you love me
less than you did a fortnig'- ago, when
you brought me some flow s or sweets
every night?"
"No, Evelina, no," he answered;
"but pay day is yet a week off, and I
generally get broke about the middle
of the month."
An Expert Speaks.
"What are your qualifications?"
"I'm an expert egg cook."
"How absurd 1 Why, anybody can
cook eggs?"
"No, Indeed, mum. You're making
a mistake that been's fhe cause of a
lot of unhapplness In this world."
The Explainer.
"Your friend Is always explaining
"Yes," replied Senator Sorghum.
"There's just one thing he never can
explain, and that Is why he has to put
in so much time making explanations.'
"Why do the Justweds talk so
much about going to housekeeping?
If they want tb go, why don't they
"It's a scheme to scare the land
lady. Notice how they now get the
best sections of the chicken!"
She Beat the
A Waiting Game.
Success comes slow to young- M. D.'s
Who yearn for living good and fat;
They gain their titles by degrees
, And must have patients after That
i r . i
Ruined That
"He makes a success of everything
be touches."
That sol He dldnt seem to im
prove the fresh paint on our wood
work any." . . . ; : : . . ;
On Hie Dignity. ' ' '
"What yon say, of man, tt yesr
wife asks If you've been drtnUnT
r "I entreat the esehwMiitfcCMO
Cgnlled tbOtwvxP
(Copyright, H17, Western Newspaper Union.)
Alec Winfleld had been married and
was on his wedding tour with his
bride. The couple, were at dinner at
a hotel Jn Albany when a policeman
entered the dining-room and arrested
Winfleld. Mrs. Wlnfieid was much
agitated, but her husband assured her
that a mistake had been made and he
would easily prove his innocence of
auy charge that might be brought
aguinst him.
Winfleld was taken before a Judge,
who asked him many questions, one of
which turned out to be of Importance
to the prisoner. It was, What was
his business? Winfleld said that he
was a patent lawyer, and had his of
fice in a certain building In Buffalo.
Whereupon the judge made out pa
pers enabling the police to send him
to New York, where the accusation
against him had been made.
Winfleld had been charged with hav
ing obtained money under false pre
tensesthat he would give checks just
before a holiday, on a bank In a dif
ferent city, forging the name of some
depositor of the bank.
Wlnfleld's arrest had occurred In
this wise: The scoundrel had been lnj
Albany on the third of July and had
perpetrated his usual swindle there,1
pretending to ball from Buffalo, Where
he had an office for securing patent
and stating that he was stopping while
tn Albany at the same hotel as Win
fleld. The latter being the only recent
arrival registered from Buffalo, the
police arrested him on suspicion, ills
story of Ms business and reatdgbce
confirmed the charge.
Wtnfteld was taken to New fork,
where be was Identified by certain
persons aa the mag who' bad given
forged checks signed William Sping
Ir. He began now to be much. trou
bled, The Identification of these per
sons was a very serious matter. Evi
dently the forger must resemble blm.
However, be baa no Qlfflcuity in pro
curing ball, and went borne to bis
Fortunately, Winfleld was a man of
means and he employed the best de
tectives he could find to get on the
track ef Spangler. The detective went
to Buffalo and made Inquiries at the
building in which Winfleld bad bis
office for a man who resembled the
patent lawyer. He did not succeed
in getting a trace of any such person.
He also visited persons whom Spang
ler had operated upon In different"
cities, but met with no success In get
ting on the track of the real swindler.
He had Wlnfleld's likeness with him,
which he showed the swindled parties,
some of them Identifying Winfleld by
It os the person who had passed the
forged checks.
Winfleld was spending a good deal
of money to clear himself of the
charge against him; his trial was
coming on, and the matter looked very
serious. His wife bore up well under
the strain and took considerable inter
est in the efforts to And Spangler. But
it was evident to her as well as the
others that they were as far off the
track as when they began the search.
The day before the trial was to
come off she took up the photograph
her husband hsd given the detective
and which had been pronounced a
likeness of the swindler. While look
ing at It she noticed that one foot,
being In an advanced position, ap
peared very large.
"Alec," she said to her husband,
"anyone looking at this photograph
would think that you have an enor
mous foot."
Winfleld was noted for having a
very small and remarkably narrow
"That's because of the position. I
was sitting with my legs crossed and
that foot was nearer the camera than
the rest of me. Consequently it was
taken on a larger scale."
Mrs. Winfleld made no reply. She
was still intent on the photograph.
"A penny for your thoughts, dear,"
said her husband.
"I was thinking that maybe the
swindler didn't have your narrow foot.
Did he buy any shoes with a forged
Winfleld ran to his wife and gave
her a bear hug.
"Sweetheart he exclaimed, "you've
beaten the detectives' and all the rest
of us. One of the swindler's victims
is a New York shoemaker. We can
get the size of his foot from this
The next day at the trial Arthur
Packard, a clerk In an expensive shoe
store, was called as a witness. He
identified Winfleld as the man to
whom he had sold several pairs of
shoes and had received a check
amounting to thirty-two dollars, on a
bank In Chicago. The transaction oc
curred on the day before Labor day.
"Do you remember," ' asked Win
field's attorney, "the size of the shoes
you sold the defendent?"
"I don't remember the size, but' I
do remember that It was a very large
"Broad or narrow?"
"Very broad. I had difficulty In get
ting shoes broad enough for him,"
"That'll do, Mr. Winfleld. put yonri
foot upon that chair so that the Jury;
can see it" t
Winfleld pat his foot on the chair.
displaying bis shoe. ;j . ; - ;
It is needless to say that tb Bo
wsed wa acquitted without the Jury
leaving their seats. He took bis, wife
tn bis arms, saylngT
X owe say vthalcatton to yon. '.. ;

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