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5 -mr OANOKE ERALD Volume I.---Number 14. ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C, JULY 3, 1914. Subscription, $1.00 a Year ROANOKE VALLEY LEAGUE GAMES Ninth Series Tends to Even Up Teams Again. A Slump in the Hitting and Better Ball Playing AH Around. Pat terson Mills Defeats Roanoke Mills 3 to 2 in Ten Inning Game. Roanoke Rapids-Rosemary Game Called on Account of Storm in Last Half of Sixth Inning, Score Roa noke Rapids 3, Rosemary 0 STANDING OF ..v.. I... J - Roanoke Mills ' Roanoke Rapids. Patterson Mills How They Play Tomorrow Patterson Mills vs Rosemary (first game) Roanoke Mills vs Roanoke Rapids Rosemary vs Roanoke Rapids The five and a half innings of this game were played to the ac companiment of an advancing thunderstorm, The game . was featured principally by Hughes' pitching-only one hit (Hayes) being gotten in the six innings. In the first inning Cunning ham fanned, Welsh was hit by pitcher. Kelly sacrificed, ad vancing We'sh to second. Hay es went to first on 11. Fitt's er error, advancing Welsh to third. Davis grounded out to first. For the Rapids, Milliard dew out to right field, Floyd singled, Smith went to first hit by pitched ball, advancing Floyd to second. Hughes singled, scoring Floyd and advancing Smith to third. Smith scored on Welsh's error. Edmondson fanned, Hughes out trying to steal home. Neither team scored in the sec ond, Cushing flew out, second to first Dobbins went to first on Milliard's error. Brown Hew out to second and a double play was made Edmondson, Milliard and Smith putting out I'.rown and Dobbins at first and second. For the Rapids, H. Fitts siuglod, taking second on Brown's error. H. Cherry fanned, 0. Fitts flew out second to first, II. Fitts tak ing third on the play. W. Cher ry popped out pitcher to first. In the third inning, Rosemary at bat, Gilliland popped out pitcher to first. Cunningham and Welsh fanned. For the Ra pids, Milliard went to first on Cushing's error, stole second. Floyd fanned. Milliard took third on passed ball. Smith doubled, scoring llilliard and took third on passed ball. Hugh es flew out to second. Edmond son fanned. No runs were made during the rest of the game. Only one hit was gotten (Hayes). Hughes struck out three men in these innings and Mayes fanned four. For further details the line-up is given below: Rosemary: AB R ME Cunningham, lb 3 0 0 0 Welsh, 3b. 2 0 0 1 Kelly, 2b.' 2 0 0 0 Hayes, p. 3 0 10 Davis, c. 2 0 0 0 Cushing, ss. 2 0 0 1 Dobbins, cf. 2 0 0 0 Brown, If. 2 0 0 1 Finland, rf. 2 0 0 0 Totals, 20 0 1 3 Roanoke Rapids: AB R HE "Hilliard, 2b. 2 i 0 1 Floyd, c. 3 1 1 0 Smith, lb. 2 110 Hughes, p. 3 0 10 Edmondson, ss. 3 0 0 0 II. Fitts, 3b. 2 0 12 II. Cherry, If. 10 0 0 0. Fitts, rf. 2 0 0 0 W. Cherry, cf. 2 0 0 0 Totals, 20 3 4 3 Stuck out by Hughes 6, by Hayes 8. Two base hits: Smith. Umpire, Welch. Patterson Mills vs Roanoke Mills A neck-and-neck game up to the tenth inning. Two hits were gotten off Snotherly to the seven hits off Pace, but the score in this particular is misleading as Snoth erly received better infield and outfield support than did Tace and balls that went for hits off Pace were attempted by the Pat- THE CLUBS W L Pet. .5 4 .555 .5 4 .555 A 5 .444 .4 5 .444 terson Mills players. Teague and Edwards of the Patterson Mills infield did good work all through the game. The first inning was a shut out for both sides featured only by Teague's two base hit. In the second inning, the Patterson Mills at bat, Purcell fouled out to W. Grimmer, Edwards fanned, Fitts popped out pitcher to first. Roa noke Mills put two runs across (Barr's and W. Grimmer's) on three errors and a couple of hits. Barr went to first on B. Taylor's error. W. Grimmer went to first on Teague's error, advancing Barr to second. C. Grimmer singled, scoring Barr and ad vancing W. Grimmer to third. Bennett went to first on Teague s error, scoring W. Grimmer and advancing C. Grimmer to third. Parker fanned and C. Grimmer was put out trying to steal home plate. Gordon singled advancing Bennett to second, Barber popped out to Edwards. Tha third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings were shut outs for both teams. The Patterson Mills got two hits in the third inning-Ferrell and B. Taylor, Roanoke Mills not getting any. In these innings, Snotherly fan ned two men and Pace three. In the seventh inning, Patter son Mills at bat, Edwards flew out second to first Fitts singled. Mosher singled, advancing Fitts to second. B. Taylor went to first on Parker's error and Fitts and Mosher scored. B. Taylor got out trying to steal second. Ferrell singled. Towe went to first on Barber's error, advancing Ferrell to third. Teague flew out second to first. Roanoke Mills didn't score and the game was tied. The eighth and ninth innings produced no runs, neither side getting a hit In the tenth inn ing Patterson Mills put the winn ing run across, Ferrell's single, a passed ball and Barr's error. Towe fanned, Teague flew out second to first Snotherly flew out to second. For fuller particulars refer ence may , be made to line-up given below: Patterson Mills: Summary: AB R H E Ferrell, If 5 13 1 Towe, 3b 5 0 0 1 Teague, ss 5 0 13 Snotherly, p 5 0 0 0 Purcell, c 4 0 0 1 Edwards, 2b 4 0 0 1 Fitts, lb 4 111 McAlistT, rf 10 0 0 Mosher, rf 3 110 B. Taylor, cf 4 0 11 Totals, 40 3 7 9 Roanoke Mills: Summary: AB R H E Gordon, rf ' - 5 0 10 Barter, 2b 5 0 0 3 Harrison, cf 5 0 0 0 Pace, p 4 0 0 0 Barr, c "4101 W. Grimmer, 3b 4 10 0 C. Grimmer, lb 4 0 10 Bennett, If 4 0 0 1 Parker, ss 4 0 0 1 Totals, 39 2 2 6 Struck out by Snotherly 4, by Pace 8. Two base hits: Teague. Time: 1:50. Umpire, Welch. "Some of us take adversity in broken doses, and others take it at one full swoop, but we are all due to get it." Diamond Dust Ed. Note: A new "depart ment" inaugurated and edited by Messrs. Milliard and Mizelle. Their motto seems to be "malice towards none and criticism for all" and we believe the "Dia mond Dust will be enjoyed by the fans of the whole community. "Preacher's" head-work was a factor in Patterson's Mills' victory last Saturday. Snotherly pitches Class A Ball, but fields like Class Z. Edwards has pulled off some classy plays at second. "Rat" is a good 'short stop, but holds the ball too long. One safe hit would boost Ben nett's batting average about 100 per cent. Gordon's fielding is spectacu lar, but his base running could be improved. Floyd has -proven to be a good catcher-the only man trying to steal second on him going out by a good two yards. Hughes showed great form in Saturday's game, when he let Rosemary's hardhitting first baseman down with three strike outs. Hayes didn't seem to get into form in Saturday's game. Smith, after a few days ab sence, returned to the game Sat urday and banged out a double, scoring one. The work of llilliard at second is brilliant, and there is no doubt but that he has the ability to make good in fast company. That's going to be some game Saturday. -- c A Poor Excuse The came between Roanoke Mills and Littleton, Friday af ternoon on the local diamond was one of the worst seen here this season. The most noticable features of the game were a sen sational catch by Perkins, of Littleton, who ran from short to about twenty yards beyond the foul line making the catch with one hand, Cherry s pitching, holding the visitors down to three hits, and Floyd's umpiring. Roanoke Miils played the worse ball of the season, making some twelve or fifteen errors together with bone-headed base running, which was responsible for their losing the game. The score: Lit tleton (1, Roanoke Mills 5. Batteries for Littleton: Wilson, Perkins and Harrison. Roanoke Mills: Cherry and Purcell. The "Rebel-Yankee Clan" (Reported) Monday evening the Rebel Yankee Clan decided to demon strate the quaintness of a moon light ride a la Stix" to Mr. J. H. Thickens.of Buffalo. At six thirty the party of ten left in two run abouts for Panacea, where later they were joined by other friends. There were many incidents of the evening, that will long be remembered by every member of the party, but the one that im pressed the honor-guest most was the lull climbing oi tne ft. CM. The party was comprized as lollows; tjar ino l.oinciai weaver craft Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wright, Miss Minnie Hopkins, Miss Lcssie Buchannnn, W. K Byrne, F. M. Shute. Car No 2, (Mercy special) Mrs. M. A West, Miss Nell Mercer, T. H. Thickens, J. D. Gentry, Car No 3. Mrs. Woodruff, Miss Shields, L. H. Mockaday, Frank Taylor. BOARD OF TRADE Will Hold Important Meeting Business The Board of Trade of Roa noke Rapids Township will hold their regular monthly meeting in the Mayor's ollice of the Town nf Roanoke Ranids on next Mon day niirht. July Uth. at -8:00 o'clock. Important business will come nn at this meeting and every member is urged to attend. If you are not already a member, won't vou come up and join on Monday night? - We need you. R. L Towe, .. Sec'y-Treas, HENRY RUSSELL MILLER Henry Russell Miller, the yotmj Pittsburgh lawyer-novtillHt, who 1b known (or hla political stories which have appeared during the Inst tew years, has distinguished himself unnln through the production of another tory, "The Ambition of Mnrk Trultt" a story of social and Industrial Pitts burgh which critics say Is far better than either "The Man Hinher tip" or "Ills Rise to Power," his two earlier political stories. We have secured this story rh our next serial, and the first installment will appear In nn early Issue. For a number of years Mr. Miller baa exhibited a great interest in the Btoel Industry, lie bin made thn ac quaintance of many of the bin men as well as the laborers In thn mill towns, and from them hns learned a great deal about the game. "The Ambition of Mark Truttt" Is a tory that is not only tremendously interesting, but one that will causo readers to stop and think. Notice! The following list of Mail re mains nnchiinied in this Ollice. Same will be held One Week and if unclaimed will be sent to the Division of Dead Letters. Respectfully, W. C. BASS, Postmaster. Rosemary, N. C, July 2 1914 C.pa Washington Ash. Mrs. Gertrude Ballance, 'James Bed- good, Miss Charry, (i. u re wards Ludy rlemnungs, ,izzie Mockaday (Col.), J. R. Jenkins, Mrs. Lena Lane, J. T. Mayton, W C, I'owoll. Mrs. W. F. Powell. Miss Cookie Powell, John Welch, If you have struggled in privation If you have dwelt with plenty and known a woman's love in either Then you'll see yourself in The Novel of a Typical American Our Next Serial! Watch for It! The Ambition of Mark Truitt It has meat and backbone to it Minneapolis Tribune. Forceful, sane, and convincing. In the idyllic phases the reader is reminded of James Lane Allen. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Contrasts In the quality of women's loves give wonderful color to Mark's career and his final contentment in fulfilled am bition. A human interest novel convincingly evolved. Chicago Examiner. OBITUARY GEORGE COLLINS FITTS , One of Roanoke Rapids Oldest Citizens Passes Away j On last Sunday, George Col lins Fitts, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Roa noke Rapids passed away. Mr. Fitts for a long time had been closely identified with life in Roanoke Rapids and was well known and respected by every resident of the town. Mr. Fitts was born in Warren County, North Carolina, on Oct ober 15th, 1H49, and at his death was nearly sixty five years old. He was raised in Warren Coun ty and was sheriff of the county for a period of six years. Mr. Fitts was an officer of the town of Roanoke Rapids for over ten years until about two years ago when his health became im paired to such an extent that it was impossible for him to carry on his public duties. He leaves a wife and nine children, five of whom are mar ried, Mr. Fitts is also survived by a brother and sister, Capt. F. M. Fitts, of Rocky Mount, and Miss Mary Fitts, of Ridgeway, N. C. The children are Mrs. S. R. Tyson, Durham, N. C, Rev, R. M. Fitts, Hallshoro. N. C, Mrs. V. T. Lamm, Wilson N.)C, George Collins Fitts, Htfnry. Oliver, Frank, Nathan and Wil liam Fitts of Roanoke Rapids. Mr. Fitts joined the Methodist church when a very young man and was a sincere and earnest Christian. He was ill for alxiut two and a half years before he died and as the end drew near he met it with courage and for titude, calmly and perfectly re signed.. He was a member of the Order of the Woodmen of the World and the funeral services were conducted by them at his old home in Warrenton where the interment took place, last Mon day. Mr. Fitts was a man of love able disposition and fine charact er. He made friends of all who came in contact with him anil sympathy for his bereaved fami ly is deep and widespread thouhg out the entire community. Mrs. M. F. Pierce Mrs. M. F. Pierce, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Womble, on second street Monday morning about seven o'clock. Mrs. Pierce had been an invalid for nearly three years, having been stricken by paraly sis 1911. Mrs. Pierce was 79 years old and has lived ia Halifax County all her life, and was a Christian woman, having connected her self with Conocanary Church at Crowells Cross roads at the age of sixteen years, and was a regu lar Church attendant. Mrs. Pierce was married twice, first to John Cochran, who died in prison during the Civil War, and the second time to Rice B. Pierce of this county in 1SC8. This union was blessed by two children, both of whom survive her, Mrs. J. W. Womble, of this place, and Mrs. Olivia Staton, of near Scotland Neck. The remains were taken to Scotland Neck Monday and inter ment made in the Baptist Ceme tery. Rev. R. A. McFarland, of the Scotland Neck Baptist Church conducting the services. CARD OF THANKS We desire to take this opportu nity of expressing our deep and sincere appreciation of the thoughtful kindnesses shown our father by the many people of Roanoke Rapids during his illness and the deep sympathy express ed for us in so many ways at his death. Mrs.Pattie A. Fitts and Chil dren. ' PERSONAL AND Items of Local Interest in and Around Roanoke Rapids, Rosemary, and Patterson Mills The Revival services at the Rosemary Baptist Church which hive been in progress for the past ten days closed Monday night. Rev. M. P. Davis, of Aulander, N. C. who has been conducting these services preach ed with power and conviction, and much good has resulted. Mr. R. L. Wood who was call ed to Richmond Va on account of serious illness of his brother Mr. Rom Wood, returned Mon day, reporting his brother not any better. Miss Emma Smith of Halifax visited in the home of ' Mr. and Mrs. Willis Smith Sunday. Mrs. W. O. Thompson, after an extended stay visiting relativ es and friends at Spartanburg and Converse S. C. and Chesnee N. C. returned home last Satur day. Mrs. BenCullom is away visit ing relatives in Bertie County, where she will be gone two weeks. S. M. Thompson and family motored to Panacea Springs Sun day, Mr. Thompson driving his new Ford which he recently pur chased from J. M. Davis. The Rosemary Concert Band have received new uniforms, and will be out in tne Kosemary Park Sunday afternoon dressed up to the minute. , Misses Addie Belle Gammons, and PeaTl Powell of Hampton Va. are here this week, visiting Mrs. Thos. M. Jenkins. The Rosemary Concert Band leaves to day for Mineral, Va. where they go to make music at a public land sale. The Rosemary Library and Leading Room Association has recently added one hundred and twenty five volumes of fiction, making a total of nearly six hundred volumes in all. With these and the best magazines, periodicals, and daily papers published, Rosemary has some thing to be proud of and its citizens are to be congratulated on having access to such an in stitution. Wanted Those who like beautiful pictures from their Kodaks to send a roll of six, with 2! cents in coin and get 6 sepia prints from same. Stan dard Studio, Box 114, Little ton, N. C Advt Mrs. J. G. Butts and children are visitintr relatives in West Point, Va. Miss Maude Thompson is visit ing friends in Norfolk and Portsmouth this week. Mrs. W. F. Horner is away visiting her sister Mrs. Morris, in Boston, Mass. E. L. Thompson who has been here visiting his brother W. O. Thompson, left for Norfolk this week where he goes to purchase equipment and supplies for bar ber shop at Zebulon N. C. of which he is owner. Mrs. J. T. Stainback and little "daughter, arrived on Wednesday from Henderson, where they have been visiting the past two weeks. Misses Simmons of Enfield are here visiting Mrs. F. C. Patter Mrs. Watkins of Warren ton. N, C, has recently moved to Rose mary, and will conduct a private boarding house. Miss Webber of Philadelphia having accepted a position with the Rosemary MfgCo. as trained nurse, arrived last week, and has assumed this work. Miss Sadie Harrell, of Hob good N. C, is visiting in Roa noke Rapids this week. Mrs. J. E. Dobbins left for Rocky Mount this week there she will spend three or four days visiting friends. Miss Bessie Dorsey, milliner for the Misses Medlin, left Satur day morning for Dinwiddie, Va. LOCAL MENTIONS Miss Agnes Mosely, of Weldon N. C. who has been spending a few days here as the guest of the Misses Medlin, returned home on Saturday. A supper was tendered Mon day night to the class of the Bible Society of the Methodist Church which brought in the greatest number of new mem bers. Delicious refreshments were served and music for the occa sion was furnished by the Roa noke Rapids Band. P. L. Hazlewood left Wednes day for Graham, N. C, where he will spend a few days with his daughter. Attention is again called to the fact that if you have any local items which should be published you are requested to phone them or hand them into the office or give them to one of pour corres pondants. Mr. P. V. Matthews is correspondent in Rosemary and Mr. F. C. Hege is corres pondent in the Patterson Mill vil lage and' Roanoke Rapids. No charge is made for the insertion of local items of purely news value. Editor. Miss Shields, milliner 'for B. Marks, left on Wednesday for her home in Durham, N. C. Miss Bessie Murray, of Wilson, N. C, who has been visiting Miss Rosa Smith, leaves to-day for her home. The Halifax Paper Corporatio n and the Beaver Board Company will play a game of baseball on the grounds of the Roanoke Val ley League, Saturday morning at 10:00o'clock. Everybody invited -proceeds go to charity. Don't forget that Board of Trade Meeting next Monday night at the Mayor's office, Roa noke Rapids. You should certainly get a pair of Korrect Shape shoes for your vacation, R. E. Shell Com pany. Advt. See our line before purchasing your refrigerator or ice cream freezer. R. E. Shell Co. Advt. A new line of all silk, slit cra vats just received. The Quality Store. Advt. T. E. Edmondson has returned from a trip to Ilobgood, Oak City and Pinetops, where he spent a few days visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Batton re turned home this week after a stay of two weeks visiting rela tives and friends in and around Tarboro, N. C. Miss Lambert, who has been visiting Miss Annie Medlin, left Friday for her home in Chei. tor town, Md. T. M. Stroud, of Greensboro, N. C, was here Thursday on business. H. E. Dobbins, of Rosemary's very efficient Chief of Folice, has been appointed a Deputy Sheriff of Halifax County by Sheriff J,. A. House. C. A. Lyerly and family have moved to Rosemary to live. They are well known here as they have lived here before. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gay, of Emporia, Va., are visiting Mrs. L F. Brewer. Agent J. M. Davis has sold another Ford car; this time to Mr. J. B. Vinson, who lives near Rosemary. Miss N. W. Pearson left this week for Portsmouth, where she will spend the summer vacation. Miss Pearson was accompanied by Miss Cofficld of Raleigh. J. H. Thickens of Buffalo, di rector of labratories of the Beaver Board Company, visited their plant here last week. Miss Minnie Hopkins is visit ing friends here this week. Mrs. L. Grimmer and Miss Lessie Buchannon spent Wed nesday and Thursday in Norfolk. 3f : I ? I t'v III - if r i i ) ( ('. V.