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Roanoke Rapids NO. 5767 r ERALD r H v - - - Volumie I. Number 15. , 1 ROANOKE VALLEY LEAGUE GAMES Tenth Series Played to Second Largest Crowd Since Open ing of League Rosemary Defeats Patterson Mills by Narrow Margin Score 5 to 4 Roanoke Mills , Shuts Out Roanoke Rapids 3 to 0 Batting Averages Civen To Date ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C, JULY 10, 1914. GALA DAY TOMORROW STANDING OF THE CLUBS W L Pet. Rosemary f 4 .600 Roanoke Rapids 5 5 .500 Roanoke Mills f 5 .600 Patterson Mills 4 6 .400 How They Play Tomorrow Roanoke Mills vs Rosemary (first Game) Roanoke Rapids vs Patterson Mills Two Free Ball Games Band Con cert in the Park at Roanoke RapidsRaces 'Diamond 'Dust METHODIST CONFERENCE Mosher must have left his rabbit foot at home Saturday, as he was beaned, winged and FREE REFRESHMENTS SERVED sPed- ' A;A j Ki). Note: Due to an error in revising proof in last Satur day's issue the standing id' the clubs was given incorrectly. Roa noke Rapids should have been ahead of Roanoke Mills. Although Roanoke Rapids and Roanoke Mills are now tied, Roanoke Rapids takes position above Roanoke Mills, as it has been our policy all along to give preference in position of tied teams to the team having previously held the highest place. An examination of our files will convince impartial critics that our position along this line is consistent. Much assertion by over enthusiastic fans to the contrary notwithstanding, we have no fav orites. We care so little as to which teams wins, that we are un willing to be subjected to much more criticism in regard to our method of handling the baseball news and if our policy excites much more wrath, we will take pleasure in stopping all mention of games, scores or standing of teams. Tomorrow will be a gala day for the employees of the Roanoke Mills Company, Rose mary Manufacturing Company and the Patterson Mills Company, The features of the day will be the two free ball games, the band concert, the races and the free refreshments served in the park at Roanoke Rapids. The first ball game, between Rosemary and Roanoke Mills will be called promptly at 9:30 in the morning. The second game, Roanoke Rapids vs Pat terson Mills will be called at 4:30 in the afternoon. These games will be free to every one. The grandstand will be specially .re served for ladies and small child- be served Kelly went out Rosemary vs Patterson Mills j ing in Cilliland ; first to second. , , , , i In the eighth the Patterson A very close, hard fought game; . iw.ll's ren. Refreshments will at the park in Roanoke between the two ball Races will be run of different the criticism he got for hitting Mosher. Bennett failed to increase his batting average but got a lift on Mizelle's error. Too bad be was caught asleep on first. Pace's Ixmehead catch at first helped the Roanoke Giants. "Preacher" was going after the deliver of Welsh, getting a double and scoring two. Pace was effective Sat unlay by letting the Giants down with one single and four scratch hits Barber was the star Saturday, trettinir two hits both doubles and his fielding was perfect, i John Smith seemed to be 'greatly interested in the Patter json Mills winning. He must, have had three cents on the game. ! The ump was off on Mosher's hit that crossed third base. Rat was out of the game Sat- Kanies. I .., The headwork of Snotherly will have charge of the Layman's I Movement in the District for the The WarrYnlon District Conference !('0,nin v,'ur- A strong resolution endorsing prohibition in this State, recom mending the passage of a Na- j tional Prohibition Law and a State law prohibiting the deliv WINDS0R I fry of liuuor for beverage pur- Subscription, $1.00 a Year PERSONAL AND LOCAL Met Here This Week Lai ge Attendance Good Reports MEETS NEXT AT Items of Local Interest in and Around Roanoke Rapid.-, Rose mary and Patterson Mills Miss Annie Medlin left Satur day for Ash vi lie to be none sev eral days. With over one hundred dele gates and visitois in attendance the thirty-fourth annual session of the Warrontrn District Con ference of the M. E. Ch'irch, South, convened in Roanoke Rapids last Tuesday afternoon at lour o'clock. This is the first time in Roa noke Rapids' history that she has been honored with the pre sence of this conference, and it is especially gratifying to note that, the attendance at. this con ference! was the largest for many years. The first session was cal'eil to order Tuesday afternoon by the Presiding Kliler of the District, Rev. R. of the j poses was unanimously adopted. Mrs. J. M. McMurray left ' VI e - i. a Ulr i messages in encouragement 10 : Wednesday tor the western part inose coiiduciing the prohibition (1 the state, campaign in Virginia were adopt ed also. Rev. .1. A. Ilornaday, of Weldon, was appointed as a committee of one to present the memorial to prohibit the delivery of liipior for beverage purposes in this Slate to the next General j Assembly. I'.y a rising vote the confer-j once expressed its appreciation I for the loyal and hearty enter tainment, and reception given the members of the Conference! by the people of Roanoke Ra- pids. j An unusual feature of the Con-! ference and one strongly indi- J Willi.'!. The secretary j '"Hive of the interest aroused by! last Conference, Rev. I the Conference was the fact that I Miss Ruth Norwood, who has been spending' some time with her sister, Mrs. .1. P.. Moody, re turned to her home in Brunswick county, Virginia, on last Sunday. Robert Whitemore left Satur day night, for Burlington. N. C. From there he will go to More head City with the military company for the summer encampment. ,1. G. Putts his parents in Grover Kury la; pi'M ( lary; was t Week I i 1 1 1 lill.i". I t il Norfolk - i t j j ; -- his Ion. was Rapids j Rosemary. Halifax Paper vs with Beaver Board the outcome of which was doubt ful up to the last inning. The game was marred by two accid ents Mosher, Patterson Mills Captain and first Baseman get ting the hardest bit of the season, being struck on the jaw by pitch ed ball and knocked completely out for several minutes, lie re covered and showed pluck of the highest order by going back into thelgame and playing through the remaining four innings. Davis, Captain of the Rosemary team and Catcher, fractured his ankle in the sixth inningandhad to be relieved, of course, for the remainder of the game. In fact, it will be several weeks before he can play again and his loss will be keenly felt by the Rose mary team. The first inning was a shut out for both sides, the batters on both teams goingout in one, two, three order. In trie second inn ing, the Patterson Mills got three flies out to center, left and short stop in succession. Rosemary scored two runs, Cushion went to second on Kd ward's error, Cunningham singled, scoring Cushion, and taking second base on the throw home. Dobbin went to first on Towe's error, advancing Cunningham to third, steals second. Johnson fans. Welsh pops to pitcher. Gilli land singles, scoring Cunning ham, steals second. Hayes whiffs. The third, fourth and fifth in nings, were unproductive of runs and featureless innings, the Rose mary batters going down in one, two, three order and the Patter son Mills ditto, except in the fourth when they got a man on second: Mosher hit by pitched ball and runner for him being advaj-4Ko second on Teague's single" fcn the sixth inning, the game varmed up, Patterson Mills put ting tlrree runs over, Mosher's. Teague's and Snotherly's. E, Taylor singled, Ferrell pooped out to shortstop. Mosher took first, hit by another pitched ball. Teague went to first on field er's choice, advancing Mosher to second, E. Taylor going Tout to third base. Snotherly singled, on Johnson's terror, Gilliland's errorand Purcell's single, the side going out with the bases ! full. For Rosemary, Collins ! went out third to first, Cushion ! (lew out to shortstop, Cunning ham took first hit by pitched ball, i Dobbins went out third to first, i In the ninth, for the Patterson ! Mills, B. Taylor went out short slop to first, E. Taylor .took first Ion Cunningham's error. Ferrell i singled, advancing Taylor second. Taylor ' Mosher fanned i i i : (....,! Kinus ijt su.rao.e pn.es uun u : djd n()t wwk we, Smn.y by the managements oi me mills. Music for the occasion will be furnished by the Rosemary Band. Everybody is cordially invited to participate in the holiday and everything possible will be done to make the day a pleasant one for everybody. I Report eil) The greatest game in the his tory of baseball was staged on the Roanoke Valley League grounds hist Saturday morning j when the famous Mali lax Paper "The man who makes a special-1 Corporation Giants and the ty of getting there makes a habit : World's Champion Beaver ( 'om of success." ' pany Athletics clashed in a gi- : gantic struggle for the chain ed ball, Barr's error, Floyd fan-! pionship of the world. ned, Smith took four, Hughes, ''eat enthusiasm was to simrUd. a scratch hit. H, Fitts tested throughout the sums. The delegates itt the confer ence seemed to enjoy their visit to Roanoke Rapids very much and it. can be stated unquestion- icarti- ably that Roanoke Rapids ! ly reciprocated. mani-game. stole third, fanned, Mizelle went out pitcher rrommeoi among ioe .o.ne.s t...n of,uJ to tir-jt ! were President, Job Taylor, and ... . t o i u'..:. ..i. second. Teague went out to In the second inning Roanoke manager, imiwuiu vvngm.. . . i, L.u....-i j m:u ,i u.iu . Sneeulation was rife all morn nrsi. rosemary nan noi piayeu. uunia o-"i cu iuu. - - ; intension and virions ...... . . I.. ii-ii- j 1 l I nr u Wurltn tkn- riro nirphora E-XlenSlOn aild VailOUS h or Mrthor information rwrer-, TO nrsi cm rainara s error, jacn-i -""" , encemaybe made to summary ! son was hit by pitcher, advancing j would be, but the crafty manag given below: Rufus Bradley, not being present, ju good many of the delegates, Rev. R. 11. Broom was requested j both preachers and laymen stay to act. as temporary secretary, ! 'd over until the end of the os- untii the arrival ol .VI r. I.ri.dley, when he was duly elected secre tary. The President made an explanatory statement relative to the appointment Tif Commit tees and read a list of the Com mittees. Rev. L. T. Singleton, of the Scotland Neck Church, preached the opening sermon at eight o'clock Tuesday evening. On Wednesday morning, the reports of the arious commit tees were read and free discus sions entered into in regard to the reports and the several mat ters coverde by them. The re ports of committees covered the 'financial condition of the Church, the work being done by the lay men, Sunday Schools, Church property. Missions and Church Patterson Mills: Ferrell, If Mosher, lb Teague, ss Snotherly, p Tow', 3b Purcell, c Edwards, 2b B. Taylor, cf K. Taylor, rf AB 5 3 5 Pano r firimmw ainirled ad- era withheld the names of their Summary: vanclng Pace to third and Jack-! flingers until the last moment, R H E son to second. Burtun fanned, ! and a mighty cheer arose when 1 lllllll . 1 0 Bennett flew out to left field, j u was announced inai riuuson 0 0 V. Grimmer singled, bringing in and Brown were the sel,rti""s- BOARD OF EDUCATION j 01 Halifax County Held Meeting in Halifax Monday The County Board of Kduca tion was in session at Halifax on last Monday, the following mem bers being present; 1 r. J. A. Collins, chairman, VV. II. Nev ille, W. T. Whitehead, Dr. A. S. I htrrisoti, County Superintendent, of Public Instruction. ' Dr. Harrison stated that the 'finances of the county for school purposes were in better shape other l lnan tney nac' ever een before. : TTa at-ihiifQrl t-liic tha inMmo phases of the work being done from tne do(r tax and the in. done by the Church in this Dis- (-rcase in moneys coming in from t ritt.. The rendering and dis- other sources.' cussion of these reoorts ran over ! The. board made an aportinn- a few day sister. T. (). Vaughaii of Weld in town a few hours Saturday. Mrs. K. II. Adkins, after an extended stay, visiting; relatives in Henderson, returned home. Monday. Miss Thurma P.ai klev, the lit tle daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rarkley, left for Littleton mis week to spend a days with friends. Messrs. ,1. II. Summer mi. .1. Wilson of Milwaukee N. were here a few lim.rs I ue: on business. Mr. ar.d Mrs. J V. Unison for Greensboro Fridav for a nays visit to inem tives. Thus. M. Jenkins was out town Wednesday on business. Miss Lucy Butts ofGarysburg, spent the day here Tuesuav vis enkins. lew W. ('., day ft few ;o!a- I'hoinas M. enkins spent 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0; Pace and carrying Jackson to: Umpire Hughes called ni third Harr funned. For the : promptly at 10:01) o'clock 2 Rapids, two men fanned and the 0 third went out second to first. Totals, 37 Rosemary: Hayes, rf Kelly, 2b. Collins, c Davis, c. Cushion, ss. Cunningham, lb Dobbins, cf. Johnson, If Welsh, p Gilliland, 3b Totals, 4 6 4 Summary: AB R H E 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 31 5 4 3 Two base hitsTxowe and Hayes. Struck out by Welsh, 4, Snotherly- 6. Hit by pitcher, Welsh 2, Snotherly-l. Time; 1:45. Umpire, Welsh. Roanoke Rapids vs Roanoke Mills In 'this game the Roanoke Rapids team received the first shut out of the season. Pace was in splendid form, only one genuine hit being gotten off him during the game, aithough there were five legal hits scored-scratch hits beat out to first, due in-most scoring Mosher. Tovve laced out j c;lses to the slowness of the balls a two base hit bringing in Teague r;lther than the slowness of the and Snotherly., Purcell flew out I infield. ' to centerfield. Rosemary went! Hughes work was good, but out with two little infield ground- hardly up to the usual form, ers and a fly to center. Roanoke Mills got seven hits off In the seventh inning, Patter- Hughes. Roanoke Mills made son Mills did not score. Rose-; two errors to Roanoke Raprds six. mary scored three runs after two men were down. Cunningham and Dobbins fanned. . Johnson went to first on Towe's error. Welsh singled advancing Cunn ingham to second. Gilliland took first on B. Taylor's error, scoring Johnson and Welsh. Hayes landed on a two base one, bring- In the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh frames no scoring was done. Hughes fanned nine men and Pace six. Barr got a single in the fifth and Barber a two bagger in the sixth. In the seventh Roanoke Rapids filled the bases but went out when Hilliard flew out to Jackson in rightfield. In the eighth frame, Roanoke Mills scored two more runs. Barr's and Barlier's, on three errors, a two bagger and a single. For the Rapids," Foyd singled, taking second on a wild throw game (Roa noke Valley League take notice) and the battle was on and raged fiercely for several hours. It was a grand exhibition of the National pastime and the score would have been close if the Beaver Boys had not made so many runs. However, not much damage was done after the second inning, when Hudson was taken out after eighteen runs had been made off him as he was supplanted by Downey, the star lefthander, who only allowed thirty -one runs during the seven innings he worked. Catcher King, of the Beaver Company, had an off day only into the Thursday session, prac tically all of the business of the Conference being done through Committees. The reports showed a gratify ing increase in church member ship and those in regard to the financial and physical all'aiis of the Church showed improve ment and were very encourag ing. Among the many able sermons delivered at the Conference were tW. f in,, l?,r r I.1 II,,! of Hie Ridgeway Circuit, incut ol .f 1.2,r . per capita ol school population, and to each of the graded schools of the county $.Mlu.lill out of the building fund. This gives the Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools around fifteen hundred dollars for school pur poses and live hundred dollars on the new graded school buildings. County Primaries iting Mrs. Monroe , in Boiling. Miss Jane Elmore of 11 son arrived .Monday and is ing in the home of her Mrs. K. H. Adkins. Miss Annie Mum ford has been visiting in " Hen returned home Sunday. Sunday lleiuler is visit- sister who Icrson At ameetingof the Democratic Executive Committe, held ill Halifax, Monday morning, July loldcn, :C, the date tor holding the pri- Wed-! marv election for all county and nesdav morning, Dr. S. E. cer, of Carolina College, Thurs day morning, Dr. L. S. Massey, Mer-1 legislative offices was fixed forjSchoo 1 hursilay, August (. The meeting of the Executive Committee was called to order editor of the Raleigh Christian l ,v Dr. I. K. Green, County Advocate, Wednesday night, and j Chairman, every precinct in the Rev. R. II. Broom, of Wa-ren-1 '"''U' being represented. ton, lhursday night, these Smith fanned, Hughes .sacrificed ; making nine runs in as many trips to the plate, the game abounded in thrilling plays, but, the feature was the spectacular fielding of Bounds "and Wheeler and the daring base running of the fleet footed Sale. advancing Floyd to third, H. Fitts went out pitcher to first. In the ninth inning neither side scored-no .hits were made.. For further particulars see line-up given below: Roanoke Mills: The first inning was a case of nothing, nothing. With Roa noke Mills at bat, W. Grimmer llew out to left field, Barr sing led, a scratch hit, out trying to steal second. Harrison singled and Barber flew out to left field. For Roanoke Rapids, Hilliard fanned but went to first on pass- W. Grimmer, 3b Barr, c Harrison, cf Barber, 2b Pace, p Jackson, rf C. Grimmer, ss Burton, lb Bennett, If Carter, If Totals,' Roanoke Rapids: Hilliard, 2b. Floyd, c. Smith, lb. Hughes, p. H. Fitts, 3b. Mizelle, ss. II. Cherry, If. 0. Fitts, rf. W. Cherry, cf. AB 5 5 5 4 4 3 4 Summary: R H E 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 3 0 X 0 38 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 sermons were heard ed not only by the the conference but by large i Traffic Men Spend Wednesday in and enjoy- de legates of ATLANTIC COAST LINE'S 3 7 2 AB R 4 0 H E 0, 1 Mrs. T. M. Jenkins Entertains Mrs. Thos. M. Jenkins delight-! fully entertained at An Evening; of Travel, on Tuesday evening; July 7th, at her home on Jackson ; street in honor of her house .guests, Misses Pearl Powell and Addie Belle Gammon of Hampton, i Va. and Miss Lucy James Butts of Garysburg, N. C. During the evening various games and con tests were participated in prizes beingawarded to MissesBowman, Boyd, Tillery and Mr. Loftin, Totals, 32 0 5 6 Two base . Hits: Barber 2. Struck out by Hughes, 12, Pace, 13. Time: 1:40, Umpire Welch. numbers of the people of Roa noke Rapids. The visitors at the Conference, representing various institutions of the Church, present were Dr. S. B. Turrentine, Pres., Greens boro College for Women. Rev. A. D. Wilcox, Agent. Louisburg College, Rev. S. E. Mercer, Pres. Carolina College, Rev. W. G. P.ates, Agent, American Bible Society, Rev. L. S. Massey, edi tor of the Raleigh Christian Ad vocate, Rev. R. F. Taylor, pastor of the Jenkins Memorial Church, Raleigh, Rev. J. D. Johnston, for eleven years a member of this district, but now serving at So I ma. Roanoke Rapids The General Traffic Manager, Assistant General Freight. Agent and Secretary of the General Traffic Manager spent Wednes day in Roanoke Rapids going over carefully the situation here in regard to volume of freight and passenger business. This visit is in connection with the proposed extension in to this community of a spur track from Weldon by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, giving this community both freight and passenger service. All information possible was furnished the traffic squad and thev secured a voluminous a- This Conference elected dele after which delicious' refresh- to the Annual Conference, j mount of data in regard to the j which meets at Washington this freight business dnoe by this i menu were served. ' i Those attending were Misses ' S'onr. as follows: Dr. D. B. ol- community. Lucy James Butts, Addie Belle ; licolTer, R. B. Boyd. W. V. j In almost every instance the Gammon, Charlena Hart, Vir-; Woodruff, J. C. Hardy, dele-j figures furnished the Atlantic ginia Hart, Irene Cannon, Alice ; atpH an,i j, t. Flythe and W. E. Coast Line officials by the delega VlT' JV hPT' riiEvC' n ! Spivoy were elected alternates, j lion that went to Wilmington the Knar SiribeU, BagiAlS Several place were placed in ! latter part of May were found to Medlin, Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins, 1 nomination for the next District 1 be below the actual figures. Messrs. T. E. Edmondson, Em- Conference Windsor being so-1 l'tu-ally nothing more re mett Matthews, John B.Jenkins, I Yli mMm to h?. ,lonf " th.e Monroe G. Jenkins, Leslie Towe, k'ct( " sition pending the decision of the J. W. Loftin, Robt Hayes, Robt. j J. C. Hardy, of Norlina, was ; Atlantic Coast Line officials in Dickens. 1 elected District Lay Leader and the matter.. j The Presbyterian Ladies Aid i Society will meet with Mrs. E. W. Lehman at Rosemary next Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock ; .ititv nth. Miss Alice Tillery. of Scotland Neck, is here visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. D. .Tillery. The Presbyterian Sunday will meet in the Rosemary Opera House next Sunday morn ing at ten o'clock. Everybody is cordially invited to attend. W. F. Horner has returned from a flying trio t" Boston, ! Mass. and other places. Mrs. M. Culler and daughters Misses Ada and Lorene of Winston-Salem, arrived Tuesday, and are visiting in the home of Mrs. Culler's brother. Mr. J. E. Cox. Mr. Charlie Burkett's little girl, about three years old, was severely. bit ton by a strange dog last Wednesday afternoon. The dog was killed and the head has boon sent to Richmond for ox-' animation. Mission Services at the Epis copal Chapel will begin next Tuesday night. T h e s e services will be conducted by Rev. Sidney S. Port, of Dur ham, rector of St. Phillip's Church. These services will be highly instructive and edifying and everybody is cordially in vited to attend. Miss Maude Thompson, who has been spending some time in Norfolk visiting friends, return ed to her home Thursday. An interesting feature to some of the delegates to the Methodist Conference held here this week was free drinks at. the Roanoke Pharmacy furnished by Messrs. Wyche and Rowland, agents for Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. "TRKSBURG Vmi - 1 vm -1 ;';.;.-nirt ,V -nra. y- " 1 '