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f Roanoke Rapids1 Herald Volume I. Number 16. ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C, JULY 17, 1914. Subscription, $1.00 a Year ( ROANOKE VALLEY Saturday Games Played to Largest Crowd Ever Assembled at League Grounds Attendance About 2000 Morning Game, Roanoke Mills 2, Rosemary 1 Afternoon Game Roanoke Rapids 6, Patterson Mills 2. STANDING OF THE CLUBS W L Rosemary 0 5 Roanoke Rapids 0 5 Roanoke Mills 6 5 Patterson Mills 4 7 How They Play Tomorrow Roanoke Rapids vs Rosemary (first Game) Roanoke Mills vs Patterson Mills Roanoke Mills vs Rosemary Baseball in Roanoke Rapids reached a new high water Jmark with this game. It was undoubt edly the best that has been play ed on the League Grounds this season: It was a hair raising game with desperate chances, neither side being able to draw a long breath until the agony was over. For seven spasms neither side could get a runner past second base, much less score. In this first seven frames, Scott's pitch ing was magnificent one after another of Rosemary's hardest pdllet drivers went up against his mystic mixture and tried to locate the pellet, but with indif ferent success it wasn't there. It was Scott's first ap pearance in the Roanoke Valley League and he more than made good. In seven innings he fann ed sixteen men, allowing only one clean single, Johnson's, and one scratch, Dobbins'. Welsh, for Rosemary, pitched the. best game he has pitched this se&son and kept his hits well scattered through the frames. His support was even better than Scott's. In the first seven inn ings Welfh struck out eight men and only allowed four hits. In the eighth round each team put one man across. Roanoke Mills started the disturbance: C. Grimmer to first on Cushing's fumble and brother Will at bat connected with the horsehide. It was a double and C. Grimmer pranced in. No other damage was possible in that frame. Harrison fanned, Barber took first because Gilliland had rather get Grimmer at third. Carter fanned. Rosemary went to bat with Collins up. He fanned but Carter couldn't hold the last red hot one and Collins made it safe to first. Welsh grounded to Johnson and reached first safely on Johnson's throw to second that killed Collins. Johnson missed three perfectly good ones, but while he was doing it, Welsh swiped second and follow ed that up with taking sack No. 3. Gilliland comes to bat and singles, Welsh comes on home and the lock is on again. Gilli land takes second base on a wild pitch and steals thire, but there are two men down and when Hayes fans the session adjourns. Tn thA ninth tont.h and elevpn. '"' oinings nobody could get a- 4WVIIMI J .....Vl bill VII. J m jay of the season in the vtJ Tinning. Scott had gotten his passport to first and had romped on down to second while nobody was 'looking. C. Grim' mer went to first on Johnson's error a muffed fly over in left. W. Grimmer sent the pill on va hot line to Cushing at short, Cushing's throw to Kelly at se cond killed C. Grimmer, Kelly to Cunningham at first retired W. Grimmer and Cunningham to Collins at home operated on Scott, who was just arriving there from second. The deci sion at home plate was close every fan you heard saw it in a different way a red hot argu ment ensued but ump ruled he was out and the triple was scored. In the twelfth spasm, Johnson led off with a single and stole se cond. . Barnes . went out on a grounder to Cunningham at first Scott singled and Johnson got LEAGUE GAMES Pet. .645 .545 .545 .404 busy and piled in home. C. Grimmer got on first base on Welsh's error, Scott advancing to second. W. Grimmer drove down to Gilliland at third and reached first on It, Scott being operated on at third. Harrison fizzled Out to pitcher. Rosemary couldn't duplicate. Cunningham drove the pill gent ly down to third and it beat him to first. Cushing fanned. Kel ly fanned also but the catcher muffed the last one and he got on first. He stole second. Dob bins sent another one to W.Grirn mer at third and the game was over witn brimmer a inrow 10 second catching Kelly off. The features of the game were probably Scott's pitching, Gilli land is sensational work at third and Barber's brilliant execution around second base. The game was a good one all around, every player doing good work. Roa noke Mills had hard luck in the beginning of the game. Barnes, who was to have played first base for Roanoke got a nasty lick in the eye during preliminary pract ice and was unable to play. Barr, Raonoke Mills catcher, got hit in the eye while at bat in se cond inning, the ball striking his bat and running up it. Carter was substituted and did excep tionally good work taking into consideration the fact that he had never caught Scott before. Further details may be gotten from line-up given below: Roanoke Mills: Summary: AB R H E W. Grimmer, 3b 6 0 1 0 j Harrison, cf . 6 0 0 0 j Barber, 2b 5 0 3 o' Carter, c 4 0 0 31 Barr, c 10 0 0 Pace, rf 4 0 0 0 Johnson, ss 5 12 1 Barnes, If 5 0 10 Scott, p 4 0 11 C. Grimmer, lb 5 10 1 Totals, 45 2 8 6 Rosemary: Summary: Gilliland, 3b 5 0 10 Hayes, rf 5 0 0 0 Cunningham, lb 5 0 0 0 Cushing, ss 5 0 0 3 Kelly, 2b 5 0 10 Dobbins, cf 5 0 10 Collins, c 4 0 0 0 Welsh, p 4 10 2 Johnson, If 4 0 11 Totals, 42 1 4 0 Struck out by Scott, 21, by Welsh, 10. Two base hits: W. Grimmer. Hit by pitcher, Pace. Double Plays: Hayes and Cush ing; Gilliland, Kelly and Cunn ingham; Triple Plays: Cushing, Kelly, Cunningham and Collins. First on Balls: Off Welsh, 1 Scott, 0. Time 2:05. Umpire: Welch. Roanoke Rapids vs Patterson Mills A rather colorless game by contrast with the morning game bewteen Roanoke Mills and Rose mary. The scoring, by the Roa noke Rapids team started early in the game and continued up to the end of the sixth inning. The Patterson Mills scored their two runs in the eighth inning. The features of the game were Hilliard's batting and O. Fitts' work in the right field. Snotherly did not seem to be up to usual form: seven hits being gotten off of him in the seven innings he pitched. Mosher took him out at the end of the seventh and put in Teague, who allowed the Rapids no hits for the re- ROANOKE RAPIDS vs FRANKLIN, VA. Loses First Game 1 to 0 Evens Things Up By Taking Second Game 2 to Nothing Tues day and Wednesday Treakle's pitching in the Tues day game proved to be too fast for the home team. Not a hit was made by the home team dur ing the entire game. Scott pitch ed a good game for the Rapids. The hard hitting Franklin team got six hits during the game but so scattered through the frames that scoring was impossible. The run that Franklin did score was done on Saraeene's lifting the horsehide out of the scenery. Three balls had been called, Scott had to put a strike over or walk the visitor, so he grooved the plate with one and Saracene did the rest. Nobody else scored. Summary: AB R H E Franklin 35 1 6 6 Roanoke Rapids 32 0 0 3 Score by innings: Franklin, 001 000 000-1 Roanoke Rapids 000 000 000 - 0 In the Wednesday's session. Franklin put Knight in the pitch er's box and 'the complexion of things was slightly changed. Hughes, for the Rapids, only al lowed the visitors two hits and the home team got seven off Knight. The home team put up a good game, making four errors to the visitors six. Cunningham's work at first, Scott in rightfield, Hayes in left field and Hilliard at se cond showing up especially well. Summary, AB R H E Franklin, 32 0 2 6 Roanoke Rapids, 34 2 7 4 Score by innings: Franklin, 000,000,000 -0 Roanoke Rapids 010, 000, 010 - 2 Roanoke Rapids vs Wilson Despatches from Wilson state that Roanoke Rapids defeated Wilson Thursday, by score of 3 to 2. Scott pitched for the Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wright to Leave Roanoke Rapids Greatly to the regret of the hosts of friends they have made during their stay here, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards Wright will leave Roanoke Rapids Saturday for Thorald, Ont., where Mr. Wright has been transferred to open a new plant for the Beaver Com panies. Mr. and Mrs. Wright have been here since the middle of January and during that time have won for themselves numer ous friends. Roanoke Rapids suffers a distinct loss in their going. maining two innings. Fur further particulars, refer ence may be had to line-up given below: Roanoke Rapids: Summary: AB R H E Hilliard, 2b 4 3 3 1 Flovd. c 5 110 Smith, lb 5 0 11 Hughes, p ,5111 Edmondson, ss 5 0 0 2 H. Fitts, 3b 4 0 10 W. Cherry, cf 4 0 10 II. Cherry, If 4 110 O. Fitts. rf 4 0 0 0 Totals, 40 6 9 5 Patterson Mills: Summary: AB R H E Ferrell, If 4 110 Mosher, 2b 4 0 11 Teague, 3b and p 4 0 2 2 Towc, ssand3b 4 0 0 2 Purcell, c 4 0 0 0 McAlistcr, rf 4 0 11 Fitts, lb 4 0 0 0 Smotherly, p and ss 3 1 .'' 0 1 B. Taylor, cf 3 0 -0 0 j Totals 34 2 5 7 Three base hits: Hilliard. I Two base hits: Hilliard and j Teague. Struck out by Huges, 1, , Snotherly, 6, Teague, 1. Time: 1 1:40. Umpire, Welch. R0AN0KE RAPIDS CONTINUES TO GROW No Slackening of Commercial Prog ress Discernible Building Boom Increasing Wed nesday Saw Biggest Real Estate Deal of All I The most important sale of business property ever consum mated by the Roanoke Rapids Power Company in the town of Roanoke Rapids, took place on last Wednesday in the purchase bv W. L. Long, W F. Horner and C. A. Wyche of the thirteen buildings lots on Roanoke Avenue lying between Mrs. K. Jenkins' store and the new bank building. We understand that the pur chasers intend to develop this property at once by the erection of buildings for rental and the selling of lots to other business men who may desire to take ad vantage of this unprecedented opportunity to obtain building sites at low cost and on easy terms in the very heart of the business district of the city that is to be. This sale of real estate is epochal in its bearing on the commercial expansion of Roanoke Rapids. A solid front ot busi ness houses from Third to Second Street on the east side of Roa noke Rapids being an assured fact. And if the Atlantic Coast Line does decide to enter the town of Roanoke Rapids, which seems very probable at this writing, the commercial expansion ot Roanoke Rapids is going to sur pass that of any other town in this section of the State. Chautauqua Neit Year For Rose mary and Roanoke Rapids Arrangements have practically been completed with the repre sentative of the Chautauqua As sociation, of Swarthmore, Pa., to hold a Chautauqua week m this community next summer. This will be the first Chautau- aua to be held in this county and will be the only one held in the county next summer. The Chantauqua is education al, entertaining and will bring this community to the attention of the rest of the State more forcibly than anything else we could do. Before coming here, the Chau tauqua people must have a guar antee of receipts amounting to $1400.00. They want this guar antee to be signed by thirty in dividuals or businesses and we understand that this morning thev only have a few more names to secure before the contract will be closed. NOTICE The following list of Mail re mains unclaimed in this Office. 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 15th, 1914, Mr. R. L. Boone, Mr. T. J. Farmer, Miss Lizzie Garry, Miss Mary L. Jones, Mr. B. A. Lewis, Miss Cora P. McGhee, Mr. Mack Mackeree, Miss Deller Price, Nora Rath, Mr. Andy Steeded, Miss Lovae Sledge, Miss Blanche Shaw, Mr. Jas Vincent Easy Georgia Lawyer (to colored prisoner) "Well, Ras, as you want me to defend you, have you any money?" Rastus "No; but I'se got a mule and a few chickens, and a hog or two." Lawyer "Those will do- very nicely. Now, let's see what they accuse you of stealing?" Rastus "Oh, a mule and a few chickens, and a hog or two. " -Kansas City Star. CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM M. A. Campbell, a former Resident of Rosemary Loses Life in Wa ters of Roanoke at Halifax Last Monday. Deceased had been living un der assumed Name M. A. Churchill, known to re sidents of this community an M. A. Campbell, who has been living in Rosemary for the past eigh teen months or two years, was drowned at Halifax Monday, while attempting to cross the stream in a small rowboat. The boat sprung a leak and went to the bottom. There were three people in the Ixiat: Campbell, Max I. Moser, of Charlotte, and M. H. Thomas of Rocky Mount. The last named two, after a des perate struggle, managed to reach shore. Campbell, although a good swimmer, became excit ed, lost his nerve and went un der. His body was found on a raft about five miles down the river and brought back to Hali fax. Telegrams were immediately senttoEmilay, Mich., Campbell's homo, but the telegraph office there was unable to locate his people. Finally after a full mes sage to them explaining the Tacts and giving the full name, Morgan Andrew Campbell, the telegraph office located his people, and re ported that their name was Churchill. Instructions from his father Cary R. Churchill, were received asking that the body be prepared and sent to him. Just why Campbell was living under an assumed named is not known. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Hold Special Meeting at Halifax July 13 to Receive Tax Lists Roanoke Rapids Township Leads All Others The Board of County Commis sioners of Halifax County hold a special meeting on last Monday to receive the tax lists from the tax list takers of the various townships. The new tax lists show a total valuation of $13, 033,080.00, or an increase of over $600,000.00 over the lists of 1913. An especially gratifying fea ture of the gain in property val uation shown by the new tax lists is the fact that over half of this gain is found in Roanoke Rapids Township. Roanoke Rapids Township is the smallest township in the county in area, but exceeds evry other town ship in, wealth by something over a million dollars. The following list shows the valuation by township: Roseneath, 275.657 348,035 475. 689 497,610 294,689 642,499 977,213 992,361 1,021,028 1,625,225 1,897,170 3,085,579 Butterwood Faucetts Conocanara Halifax Palmyra Littleton Brinkleyville Enfield Scotland Neck Weldon Roanoke Rapids Total, $13,033,686 Hay Ride Messrs. Monroe Jenkins and Emmett Matthews gave a de lightful hav ride Tuesday even ing in honor of the visiting girls of the town. Those invited were Misses Louise Traynham, Pearl Powell, Addie Belle Gammon, Allice Tillery, Bessie and Hazel Patrick, Virginia and Charlena Hart, Winifred Beckwith, Irene Cannon, Evelyn and Mabel Coyd. Messrs. George Carmichacl, Ro bert Dickens, Kenneth Towe, Robert Hayes, W. C. Bass, J. U. Loftin, Rives Manning. Ermon Edmonson, Monroe Jenkins and Emmett Mathews. Chaperones: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Hayes. On their return a delicious midnight luncheon was served at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Loui3 Cannon. ROANOKE PERSONAL AND Items of Local Interest in and Around Roanoke Rapids, Rosemary, and Patterson Mills Robert Whittermore returned Monday from Morehead City. Miss Susie Alsbrook is visiting her sister in Norfolk. Miss Mary Daughtry is visiting relatives in Norfolk. Mrs. W. G. Lynch and little son, and Miss Margarett Mizelle left today to visit relatives near Parmele. Wilson Brantley, of Southern Pine was in town a few days last week. Mrs. M. McRae Faison and little daughter are visiting Mrs. J. B. O'Bryant at Randleman. Mr. Samuel Senie who has been away for the past week visiting in Philadelphia, returned Tuesday. Miss Cammie Vaugham has returned from a visit to Fayette ville"and Wilson. Miss Elizabeth Board left Sun day for her home in Roanoke Va. E. E. Whitney, of Buffalo, production manager of the Bea ver Board Company, visited the local plant Monday and Tuesday. W. E. Byrne and F. M. Shute motored to Emporia Sunday to attend the concert given by Vic tor's Band. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wright, Misses Minnie Hopkins and Nell Mercer, E. E. Whitney, of Buf falo, W. E. Byrne, Mr. Smith and F. M. Shute motored to Pan acea Tuesday evening. Mr. W. J. Deberry of Seaboard N. C, and Mrs. Martha Davis of Conway N. C, were here last week visiting Mr. Billie Deberry and family. Mr. Malcon Davis and Mr. W C. Davis of Conway spent the day herejFriday visitingjrelatives and friends. Richard Browning of Heaths ville was here Saturday and Sun day to see his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Browning. Misses Flossie and Eliza Davis of Conway N. 1C, and E. T. Hasty of Seaboard, N. C, visit ed in the home of Mrs. Mary J. Hasty Friday and Saturday. The 'Presbyterian Ladies Aid Society will hold a silver offering social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wyche, Tuesday night, July 21st. Every one is invited to attend. Remember the Presbyterian Sunday School at the opera house in Rosemary Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock. Everyone invited. Misses Lillie and Chaney Biggs of Rocky Mount arrived Sunday, and are visiting in the home of their sister, Mrs. H. L. Harrell. Halifax County Fanners Union Holds Big Meeting at Glenview July 9th. One of the best and largest at tended meetings of the Farmers Union of Halifax County was held last Thursday July, 9, with the Glenview Local about nine miles west of Enfield. Hon. J. Z. Green State Organizer Lec turer delivered a two hours ad dress in the forenoon which was enjoyed by all, discussing some of the most vital questions that concern the farmers. Mr. Green goes to the bottom of a subject and spares no one. At one o clock one of the most bountiful din ners we have ever seen was served. There were more than one thousand people present but (the Committee had everything arranged to feed more than that There was not a hitch in a single part of the programme. A num ber of the visitors were heard to remark that it was the best ar ranged affair they had ever at tended. At two o'clock the County Union went into session behind closed doors, and the proceedings were not made public Two of LOCAL MENTIONS Miss Nell Wicker of Fayette ville, is visiting her sister, Mrs. S. J. Bounds. Rev. Raleigh L. Topping, as-, sisted by Joel E. Vanse Singing Evangelist, isholding a meeting at the Rosemary School House. The meeting commenced Tues day night and will continue for about two weeks. All are earn estly requested to attend those services. The meeting is under the auspices of the Christian church, or denomination. Dr. Ollie Foster of I''Wtv N C, arrived Monday, awY , "M be here a few days, looking aro. 1, with a view of locatinur. Dr. Foster is a dentist, and it is hop ed that he may find this a satis factory location. Misses Bessie and Hazel Patrick of Hampton Va.. are here visiting Miss Virginia Hart. Miss Sallie Dickens of Enfield spent a few days here the past week, visiting her brother R. L. Dickens. 4: Mr. and Mrs. G. I.. Hayes visiting Palmer Springs Va., the home of Mr. Hayes, returned Sunday making the trip fifty miles, by automobile, in two hours and thirty minuets. Miss Mary Brown of Norfolk Va., who is visiting Miss Maude Thompson, will leave for home Sunday. ' Mr. and Mrs. G. 11. Crews were host to a party of friends Monday evened, on an automo bile trip to the historic town Halifax. Lunch was served on the banks of the Roanoke, after which the party returned, to Rosemary. Those in the party were Mrs. Charlena Hart, Misses Bessie and Hazel Patrick, Vir ginia Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Crews and Master Garland Crews. All reported a pleasant time. Mr. W. D. Tillery and family, accompanied by Mrs. B. F. and Miss Josephine Tillery, of Scot land Neck, left on Wednesday for Ocean View where they will spend a few days. The trip was made in Mr. Tillery's car. Rev. R. L. Davis, Superinten dent of the North Carolina Anti- Saloon League, will deliver a sermon on prohibition next Sun day morning at 11:00 o'clock at the Baptist Church at Roanoke Rapids and on Sunday evening at 8:00 o'clock at the Mcthokist Church at Rosemary. Mr. J. L. Patterson returned this week from Ashville where he has been spending a two weeks vacation. Mrs. Patterson and the children wiii nut return be fore fall. the resolutions wore given to the papers for publication, one thanking the Glenview Local Union for "so generously enter taining the County Union thus proving its unbounded hospitali ty". And the second which was as follows, Whereas: There is ex treme need for some active measures looking toward soil im provement, now therefore be it, RESOLVED: That each Local -appoint or elect one member who shall be called the "Crimson Clover Agent", whose business shall be to see the various mem bers of his Local for the purpose of urging upon them the impor tance of sowing clover, and that the said Agent shall report to his Local the results of his work". We understand that the County Secretary and Treasurer Mr. Geo. R. Bennette, has already opened the campagn for a two thousand acre Crimson Clover crop in the . County. She "If you insist upon know ing, there are two reasons why I can't marry you." He-"And they are?" She "Yourself and another man." Judge. 8 'Y i ' u .-unvTi l.'nn-'- i 1 ' " 1 "