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J 1 ,- r f I I Roanoke Rapids ? Herald Volume I. Number 20. ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C, AUGUST 14,1914. Subscription, $1.00 a Year The Trey 0' Hearts Starts with this Issue To keep up with this thrillingly interesting story, you want to subscribe to the Herald your home paper. Its worth a dollar to keep in touch with the doings of your own commuiuty for one year. Fill out and mail the cou pon below TO-DAY. August 1914. Herald Publishing Company, Roanoke Rapid, N. C. Dear Sirs: Enter my subscription to the Herald (or one year, commencing with the next issue. Enclosed find $ 1 .00 to cover. Charge subscription to my account and I will pay same on or before Sept. I Oth. (Check plan you prefer.) Yours truly, Name. Address. $50,000,000 A DAY Dr. Jordan' Estimate of the Cost of a General European War (From The New York Sun.) The menace of a great Euro pean war lends particular interest to what Dr. David Starr Jordan, America's distinguished peace advocate, said in his recent book, "War and Waste." "What shall we say of the Great War of Europe ever threatening, ever impending, and which never comes? We shall say that it will never come. Humanly speaking, it is impossi ble. "Not in the physical sense, of course, tor witn weak, reckless and godless men nothing evil is impossible. It may be, of course, tnat some nau-crazea archduke or some harassed minis ter of state shall half knowing give the signal for Europe's conflagration. In fact, the agreed signal has been given more than once within the last few months. The tinder is well dried and laid in such a way as to make the worst of this catas trophe. "Behind the sturdy forms of the Bulgarian farmers lurks the sinister figure of Russian in trigue. Russia and Austria, careless of their neighbors, care less of obligation, find in this their opportunity. And the na tions of Europe in their degrees are bound to one or the other of these malcontents. Neither Russia nor Austria can be trusted to keep the peace even in her own interest, for both, through debt abroad and discontent at home, are in a condition of per petual crisis." The armed forces of Europe in the event of a general war are thus tabulated by Prof. Char les Riche, of the University of Paris: Men Austria, v- 2,600,000 pigland 1,500,000 rtmee 3.400.000 IjWany . 3,600,000 .ftaly 2,800,000 Iimania 300,000 Russia. ' 7,000,000 21,200,000 If these Nations supposed to be diplomatically concerned in the question of whether the ob scure Albanian port of Durazzo should fall to Servia or to Aus tria, neither of the two having the slightest claim to it-should rush into the fight, the expense would run at $50,000,000 a day, a sum to be greatly increased with the sure rise of prices. The table of Richet (here translated from francs to dol lars) deservs most careful at tention: 1. Feed of men $12,000,000 2. Feed of horses 1,000,000 3. Pay (European rates 4,250,000 4. Pay of workmen in arsenals and ports (100 a day) 1,000,000 6. Transportation (six ty miles, ten days) 2,100,000 6. Transportation provisions of 4,200,000 Munitions Infan try ten cartridges a day 4,200,000 Artillery, ten shots a day Marines, two shots 400,000 day 1,200,000 4,200,000 10. Equipment 11. Ambulances, 500.- 000 wounded or ill $1 a day Armature 500,000 500.000 Reduction of ports im- 5,000,000 Help to the poor (20 cents a day to one in ten) . Destruction towns, etc. 6,800,000 15 of 2,000,000 Total per day $49,950,900 "To all this," says Doctor Jordan, "we may add the hor rors of the air, the cost of aero planes and of burning cities which this monstrous abomina tion of murder may render inhu manly possible. The Nation which uses instruments like these against a sister Nation can boast no advance over the red Indian and his scalping knife.", Roanoke Mills vs Franklin Va. The Roanoke Mills Base Ball Team played Franklin, Va., two hotly contested games of base ball on the League Grounds here this week. The first game was played Monday evening and was called in the seventh inning on account of rain. The second game was played on the League Grounds Tuesday morning, both games, although fiercely contest ed, being taken by the visitors. The score in both games was identical, 4 to 0. The Roanoke Mills team played in hard luck, Franklin's runs being due to errors made by Roanoke Mills players at critical moments. Barrett Smith Mr. Charles Barrett and Miss Annie Smith, both well known young people in this community were married in Raleigh on last Sunday afternoon at (our o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett will make their home in Roanoke Rapids. The Official Returns of the Halifax County TOWNSHIP' S c c j 2 J UJ 1 a ? s, i 3 a j J I r? s s i a s i j ts 13 g o J a j a ; fi i o u . a j ui a , e i 3 x F 1 g 4 i ! ! i i BRINK LEY VILLE 204 205, 128 83 201 118 84 112 90 119 83 201 192 201 200 199 200 195 196 196 196 BUTTERWOOD 77 19 61 79 53' 12 84 26 70 22 73 85 33 44 47; 46 91 23 23 24 23 CONOCANARY 58! 56. 42; 16 57 37 jil 35 23 37 20 57 58: 58 58; 58; 58 58 58 58 58 ENFIELD 274 206! 201 146 283 166 138 96 211 164 140 300 289 294 297! 296i 303 300 252 299 300 FAUCETTS 122! 116! HO 18 128! 68 63 82 47 92 31 131 111 114 126 115 124 126 121 122 123 HALIFAX 106 102j 101 15 109i 95 14 103 6 102 7 108 106 1091 109 108 104 109 109 1091 109 KEHUKEE 114 60 100; 84 1161. 70f 51 75; 50 59 66 123 106 116. 119; 109 118 116! 117! 107 115 LITTLETON 215 190! 197 36 200i 178 35 154! 61 167 46 213 194 197 197; 196 208 195; 193 194 194 PALMYRA 42! 39 27 13! 42 40j 2 39 3 41 1 42 42 42 42; 42! 42 42 42 42 42 ROSENEATH 94 79 63 29! 94, 77! lb 79 17 77 13 94 94 94 94 94 94 931 93 93 93 ROANOKE RAPIDS 264! 200 286 99 298 267 33 252 46 198 95 291; 285 2921 29H 288 289 290 292 291 291 SCOTLAND NECK 283; 233 251 87 292 245 46 252; 41 235! 62j 296! 289 2921 293j 294 295' 292 290 292 290 WELDON 3131 315 325 11 329 J04 22 .317! 10 gill 15329j 328 3291 329! 325 328 326 528 329 328 21 661840! 1892 716!2202,1677 61016221 6751624 59822702127 2182 2200 218022542165 21142114 2061 BOARD OF TRADE HOLDS ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING Many Plans for Betterment of Com munity Discussed Reports of Committees Annual Election of Officers-W. F. Horner Elected President The Board of Trade of Roa noke Rapids Township held its regular monthly meeting in the Mayor's Office of the town of Roanoke Rapids on last Monday night, Angust 10. A large crowd of members at tended and the meeting was a very enthusiastic and helpful one. Many! plans towards the improvement of conditions in the community were taken up and discussed. Reports of various committees were heard and dis cussions entered into thereon. A resolution of thanks to M. McRae Faison, Manager of the Clean Up Day Campaign was unanimously passed, after Mr, Faison had made his report of the success he had met with in the work. Mr. Faison stated that he had not been able to have the entire town cleaned up as well as he had wished, but that he had been successful in getting the larger portion of the town cleaned up and had met with a fair degree of co-operation. The question of holding a meeting of the Board of Trade in Rosemary for the convenience of the Rosemary members of the organization was taken up and it was decided to hold the next monthly meeting in Rosemary and a Committee on Arrange ments for this meeting was ap pointed. The question of inducing the Atlantic Coast Line to come in was taken up and reports of the status of that question were ren dered. A permanent committee to handle this question was ap pointed. Ihe question oi permanent quarters for the Board of Trade was taken up and discussed at length, a Committee on Quarters being appointed to go into the matter ot leasing a portion of the second floor of the new Hor-! ner building next to the new j First National Bank Building and ! report on same. I Umcers tor the ensuing year ; were then elected as tollows: I President, William F. Horner. Vice President, J. B. Boyd, Sec retary and Treasurer, M. McRae Faison, Directors, J. W. House, T. W. Mullen, J. T. Chase. Dr. T. W. M. Long and Job Taylor. The Board of Trade of Roa noke Rapids Township want it particularly understood that every white citizen of the com munity is not only eligible for membership in this organization but is needed and" urgently re quested to join. Fees are merely nominal, heing $1.00 for mem bership fee with a monthly pay ment of 25c dues. Join the Board of Trade and help boost the community in which you live. Taylor Marriner Mr. P. T. Taylor and Miss Isoland Marriner were married or last Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of the bride's brother, Mr. A. L. Marriner, of this city. The young couple left immediately after the ceremony for a trip to Norfolk and other places. On their return they will make their home in Roanoke Rapids. PRIMARY ELECTIONS Complete Returns of Primary Elec tions Held in Halifax County on Thursday, August 6, show Largest Primary Vote Poll ed in Many Years OLD TICKET SWEEPS THE COUNTY The primary elections held in Halifax County on last Thurs day, August 6, have polled the largest primary vote polled in this county for many years. The vote in every precinct is heavy when compared with former pri mary votes. Roanoke Rapids Township vote, while light in comparison with the number of qualified voters in the township, was heavy in comparison with former primary votes, 300 votes being polled. On this page is shown the itemized vote of the precincts for the different candidates. W. L. Long, for the Legislature, polled more votes in the county than did any other candidate who had any opposition. The principal result shown by the primaries is that the people of the county are evidently well satisfied with the present man agement of political matters. They also seem to be well satis fied with the services being ren dered by the present county of ficers, Messrs. Gary, Bowers and Norman being renominated for office by large majorities, ROANOKE RAPIDS VS SUFFOLK, VA. In Series Played of Three here This Games Week Visitors take Two Suffolk's fast, semi-profession al ball team played a series of three games here this week, the visitors taking the first and third games. The first game, played on Kosemary grounds, on last Monday afternoon, had to be played again as it was broken up by rain before the fifth inning. This game was played over on the league grounds on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in a victory for the Suffolk team by a score of 2 to 0. The second game played Wed nesday morning was a complete Waterloo ; for the visitors, the home team defeating them by the score of 7 to 1, batting Brown, the twirler for the visi tors, all over the lot. The third game went to the visitors by the score of 6 to 2, the visitors batting Welsh, pitcher for the home team heavi ly in the first two and a half inn ings. Snotherly and Purcell were put in to relieve Welsh and Davis about the middle of the third inning and the Suffolk crowd did not score again. The features of this game were Churn's home run for the visi tors in the third inning and the fielding of Mosher for the home team. Mildred and Edward Banks have returned home after a three weeks' visit to their grand father, J. R. Daughtie in Kel ford.U. C. Primary Election Held PERSONAL AND LOCAL Items of Local Interest in and Around Roanoke Rapids,Rosemary, and Patterson Mills Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Barden have returned home after a three weeks' visit to friends near Lew iston.. Robert and Charles Banks are spending this week in Kelford, visiting their grandfather, J. R. Daughtie. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Thompson, of Rosemary.tleft Saturday for a two weeks's visit to friends and relatives in Lewiston and Aulander. Virgie and Lucy Simmons are spending this week out of town. Ionie Honeycutt is spending the week with her father in Henderson. M. McRae Faison and L. G. Shell spent a couple of days in Richmond this week. T. M. Jenkins spent several days in Richmond this week. Miss Pearl Knight, of Enfield, is spending a few days here visit ing her aunt, Mrs. J. R. Brown. J. R. Brown is visiting his brother in Enfield this week. A nice horse and buggy for . Apply to A. L. Clark. Miss Lila Hancock, of Scotland Neck, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hancock. Miss Farmer, of Rocky Mount and Miss Hale, of Halifax, 'are here this week the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Jenkins. Mrs. W. C. Williams has been spend'ng some time in Rocky Mount on account of the critical illness of her sister's husband. Messrs. J. W. House and W. S. Hancock spent several days in Richmond this week. Mrs. Harvey Keene has re- turned home after to her father, Mr. of Fayetteville. a short visit J. E. Wicker, Mr. Johnnie House, of Rich mond, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. W. P. Vaughan. Dr. Harley B. Foster i9 now permanently located in Roanoke Rapids for the practice of Dent istry in all its branches, He is equipped with a new, modern and up-to-date Dental office out fit; and is prepared to perform any operation pertaining to the teeth, mouth or jaws. To The Voters of Halifax County I am defeated but I had rather be defeated advocating a cause which I think is just than to win in a cause which I know to be wrong. I want to thank every man in the county individually who sup ported me and my many friends so loyally, and to those who vot ed against me I feel like saying: "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." Permit me to say that the fight against bossism in this county, and pooling of interests by office holders to fight down competition and stifle the wishes of the people, hasjust begun. There are no sore spots left on me as a result of the recent primary and from now on you may rely on me to give the best efforts of which I am capable to the overthrow of Boss rule in this grand old county of Halifax, so that the people may yet rule and not a few office holders. With best wishes, I am W. H. White. August 6, 1914 ROANOKE VALLEY LEAGUE GAMES Interest Tightens as End of League Draws Near Pennant seems almost in the Grasp of the Roanoke Mills Team Patterson Mills Defeated by Roanoke Mills Last Saturday in Close Game by Score 3 to 2 Rosemary Defeats Roanoke Rapids in See Saw Affair 7 to 6 STANDING Rosemary. How They Play Tomorrow Patterson Mills vs Rosemary (first Game) Roanoke Mills: vs Roanoke Rapids Rosemary vs Roanoke Rapids A regular see-saw from first to last four runs earned and thirteen made and that tells the story. The Roanoke Rapids teams made ten errors against Rosemary's two, but evened things up by getting eight hits against Rosemary's five. It was Bland's first appear ance on the League Grounds and although it is hardly fair to judge him by one game, his work Saturday did not show up well at all, Hughes outpitching him alround in the opinion of the majority of the fans. The Roa noke Rapids team, with the ex ception of Floyd, who is credited with five strikeouts, doing more damage to Bland than to any other pitcher in the League. The features of the game were the heavy batting of Kelly, Hil liard, Hughes and Mizelle and Davis' home run. The Haneock- nouse company nad onerd a prize of a tailor made suit of clothes to the first player bat ting a fair ball over the fence and when Davis came to bat in the eighth he cinched the suit and the winning run for his team at the same time, Further information may be obtained by reference to line-up given below: Rosemary: AB R H E Cunningham, lb 4 2 10 Kelly, 2b 5 12 0 Hayes, If 4 0 10 Bland, p 4 10 0 Welsh, 3b 4 0 0 2 Davis, c 4 2 10 Gilliland, rf 4 10 0 Dobbins, cf 3 0 0 0 Johnson, cf 10 0 0 Gushing, ss 4 0 0 0 Totals, 37 7 5 2 Roanoke Rapids AB R II E Hilliard, 2b 5 2 2 0 Floyd, c 5 0 0 2 Smith, lb 2 113 Hughes, p 4 12 0 White, rf 4 0 1.1 Mizelle, ss 4 2 2 1 W. Cherry, cf 2 0 0 2 H. Cherry, If 3 0 0 0 H. Fitts, 3b 3 0 0 0 O. Fitts, 3b 10 0 1 Totals, 33 6 8 10 Earned Runs, Rosemary: 2, Roanoke Rapids, 2. Three Base Hits: Hilliard. Two Base Hits: Mizelle, Hayes, Kelly, Cunning ham. Home Runs: Davis. First on Balls, Off Hughes, 1 Bland, 0. Left on Bases, Rose mary, 4, Roanoke Rapids, 5. Struck out bv Hughes, 4, Bland, 14, Double Plays :J Roanoke Rapids, 1, Mizelle, H. Fitts. Time: 1:35. Umpires: Welsh and Daniel. War Scare Stops Life Insurance Thirty days ago any citizen of Europe in good health could get all the life insnrance he wanted. To-day none of the European Companies are writing Life Insurance. This is on ac count of the unexpected declara tion of war by Germany about ten days ago. If the United States should be brought into this trouble, no doubt the Insurance Com panies ot this country would also discontinue writing insur ance, and it would certainly be a wise precaution for any man who can get insurance to take out a policy now. We represent some cf the best Companies in the United States and we would be glad to talk the matter oyer with you. Advt WYCHE& RICKS, Agents OF THE CLUBS W L Pet. .9 5 .643 -7 8 .467 7 8 .467 .6 8 .428 Patterson Mills vs Roanoke Mills A warm, hotly contested game, a fight in practically every frame: in fact, this game is the second regular league game reaching extra innings. The winning run was made by the Roanoke Mills team in the last half of the tenth and the pennant for the season of 1914 practically cinched at the same time. Even in the doubtful event of one of the next highest teams winning every game straight, Roanoke Mills only has to win one game out of the four she has to play to tie that team and two games out of the four to beat it. Of course, some thing entirely unforeseen may turn up and render the impro bable a fact, but its a mighty long shot. For six innings it was a score less game Pace holding the Patterson Mills down without a hit and Snotherly only allowing three scattered hits. In the seventh frame Roanoke Mills scored one run C. Grimmer's. Barr lead off with a single. C. Grimmer struck one gently towards third and Teague shot the sphere to Edwards, ending Barr's career right there. Pace,' next at bat, singled and Grimm er advanced to third. Teague's error scored him. In the eighth Roanoke Mills made another score R. Barn es' on Barnes' three base hit and Edward's error. In the ninth the Patterson Mills tied the score, sending two runs across the plate in quick succession. Teague up, with two men already down, knocked a three bagger and scored on Snotherly's single right behind . him. Snotherly took third on Edwards' error and stole home on the throw to second to catch Towe. The winning run, in the last half of the tenth, was made by R. Barnes. Barnes singled and Hales scored him on a three base hit. The game was called with out finishing Roanoke Mills half of the tenth. For more detailed information, reference may be had to line-up given below: Patterson Mills: AB R H E Ferrell, If 4 0 0 0 Mosher, cf 4 0 0 0 Teague, 3b 4 111 Snotherly, p 4 111 Towe, ss .4 0 0 1 Purcell, c 4 0 10 Edwards, 2b 4 0 0 4 Fitts, lb 3 0 0 0 McAlister, rf 4 0 0 0 Totals, 35 2 3 7 Roanoke Mills: AB R H E R. Barnes, lb 5 2 3 0 Hales, 3b . 3 0 2 3 Barber, 2b 4 0 0 1 Johnson, ss 4 0 0 0 W. Grimmer, cf 4 0 0 0 Barr, c 4 0 10 C. Grimmer, If 4 110 Pace, p 4 0 10 Carter, rf 3 0 0 0 Jackson, rf 10 0 0 Totals, 36 3 8 4 Earned runs: Patterson Mills 1, Roanoke Mills 1. Three base hits: Barnes, Hales and Teague. First on balls: Off Snotherly 2, Pace, 0. Left on bases: Patter son Mills 4. Roanoke Mills 8. Two base hits: Purcell. Struck out by Pace 6, Snotherly 4. Double plays: Patterson Mills 1 Snotherly .Teague and Fitts. Time: 1:40. Umpires, Welch and Daniel. 4 4 4 1 1 I-' V. 'w.- 1 '