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--Mr. W. C. Carrington, who for some time past has been in a railway office at Raleigh, N.C. has returned to this place.
--We learn that Mr. John C. Harvey, residing near Pamplins, died on Friday last of pneumonia. He formerly lived on the Hundley property near this village.
--It is stated the pneumonia is very prevalent in the vicinity of Keysville. A Burkeville correspondent of the Dispatch states a physician from that place has gone to assist Dr. Gregory; also the death of a Mr. Clark.
--Wm. B. Newcombe was committed to the jail in this place last week
for a fatal assault upon Wm. Clark, on the night of the 9th, on the
road from Roanoke to Wylliesburg. It appears Newcombe Inflicted Injuries
upon Clark with a stick, causing death.
--Mr. J. P. Pugh, who has been for some time in business in Danville, has, as we understand, returned to this county, the state of his health demanding rest.
Dec. 12th, 1883, by Rev. J. M. Perry, Mr. JOHN R. POLLARD, of Pr.
Edward, to Miss DRUSILLA J. COLLINS, of Charlotte Co.
--The Governor has pardoned Abram. Cary, the colored boy who was sent to the penitentiary for 17 years for highway robbery.
--A daughter of J. B. Woods, about eight months old, died on Sunday night of measles and whooping cough.
--Mrs. Mary Gaulding, mother of Ex-Sheriff Gaulding, died at Keysville on Saturday night. She was buried on Monday.
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Smithville Public School
MR. EDITOR: --Probably some of your readers may feel interested in
the Smithville Public School, the five months term of which closed on
the 15th Inst. This school is prosperous and healthy, with the prospect
of several additions, Walton School Board having granted us an extension
of three months. There are thirty pupils enrolled, only one dropped
from the roll during the term. The fifth month there was as average
daily attendance of 24.75.
A week or two since it was our painful duty to announce the death
of Mrs. MARTHA E. SMITH, the beloved wife of Geo. C. Smith, Esq., of
this county. Mrs. Smith was, we believe, a native of Campbell Co., born
on the 22nd Jan., 1828. She was the daughter of James and Martha Jones,
esteemed residents of that county. Her mother's maiden name was West.
She made a public confession of religion, and was baptized by Rev. E.
W. Roach, uniting with the Baptist church in 1845. She was married to
Geo. C. Smith, of this county Dec. 23, 1847. Her death occured on the
5th of Feb., 1884. She leaves a husband and a son and daughter to mourn
MARRIAGE BELLS --An Event of some little interest in society circles
occured in this village, on Wednesday last, Feb., 20th: It was the marriage
of Mr. R. B. MOORE, formerly of this village, now of Reidsville, N.
C. and Miss MOLLIE O., daughter of Mr. A. T. Faris, of this village.
The blushing bride was attired in blue, with handsome fur trimmings
and looked more charming than ever. Immediately after the ceremony,
which was performed by Rev. J. T. Lumpkin, of the M. E. Church, the
happy couple took their departure for Reidsville, where they will make
their future home. May Heaven shed its choicest beams of happiness upon
their union. The best wishes and the love of a host of friends will
--We understand that Wm. H. Woods, Esq., has exchanged his plantation, situate about three miles from this village, for valuable property in Baltimore.
--Messrs. F. J. Berry, A. J. Terry, and Wm H. Smith, received on Saturday three very fine Jersey Red pigs from Gordonsville. We could not learn the price paid, as the gentlemen were ashamed to give the figures.
--Mr. J. T. Moore purchased, on Saturday, five acres of land adjoining his residence, formerly belonging to the estate of W. C. Bouldin, dec'd. The price was $38.75.
--Robt. Catlett, C. R. Green and F. R. Watkins are nominated as the Electoral Board of Charlotte County.
At the residence of the bride's parents, in this village, Feb 20th, by Rev. J. T. Lumpkin, Mr. ROBT. MOORE, now of Reidsville, N. C., and MOLLIE FARIS, daughter of A. T. FARIS, of this village.
Feb. 14th, by Rev. H. A. Brown, Mr. WILLIAM W. WILLIAMSON and Miss ROSA LEE HARVEY, daughter of H. F. Harvey, Esq., all of Charlotte Co., Va.
Married at the residence of Jno. T. Crymes, at "Sylvan Hill,"
Charlotte Co., Va., on Feb. 27th, 1884, by Rev. J. T. Lumpkin, Mr. LUDWELL
P. FOREMAN and Miss NANNIE D. MORRISETTE, all of this county.
WEST, NORTH CAROLINA.--W. D. Norvoll, Esq., formerly Mayor of this village, has been spending some weeks with his sons, who are located at Waynesville, among the mountains of North Carolina. He returned last week, quite enthusiastic, as to the magnificence of the scenery, the abundance of the game, the excellence of the climate, the abundence of the agricultural and mineral resources, and lastly through by no means least; the large-heartedness of the people of that section. Our friend has evidently enjoyed himself, and fared luxuriously, as his portly form--never especially diminutive--abundently testifies. We acknowledge the presentation of quite a handsome walking stick, cut from the "Rododendum," or mountain laurel, of North Carolina, by the famous bear-hunter "Wid" Medford. Waynesville is already noted as a summer resort and is rapidly increasing in it's material prosperity. When the railroad is completed, it is believed this will be one of the most popular resorts in the country.
STABBING AFFRAY.--We learn that on Saturday night last, two men named
respectively Cowan and Vowel, became involved in a difficulty at Randolph
station, and Cowan stabbed Vowel several times, inflicting serious but
not fatal wounds. Dr. McPhail was called and rendered the necessary
surgical assistance. Cowan fled, and his whereabouts is at present unknown.
--MARRIED, at the residence of the bride, near Union Level, Mecklenburg
Co., by Rev. W. A. Gee, Mrs. ANNIE E. FENNELL and Mr. A. H. FAULKNER,
of Charlotte Co.
--Mrs. Martha Galloway has been suffering from severe illness at residence
of T. J. Moore. Mrs. Moore is now on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. G.
V. Woods at Reidsville.
--Mrs. H. H. Marshall, of Richmond, arrived at the residence of her son-in-law, R. H. Gaines, Esq., on Friday last.
--Mrs. B. P. Eggleston left town last week on a visit to her friends and relatives in Richmond and Farmville.
--Owing to the sickness of J. C. Carrington, Dep. Clerk, the position was filled on Monday by E.B. Novell, late of Colorado. The ease and courtesy with which he performed his duties showed that his western life had not obliterated the effect of Va. training.
--C. T. Baskervill has assumed editorial contol of the Mecklenburg Democrat, and Rev. E. L. Baptist has become its business manager. The new editor proposes to make the paper thoroughly democratic.
--The political disabilities of Jordan Gregory, of this Co., have been removed by Gov.
--Judge Welford has refused to allow Dr. Withers appointed by Judge Atkins as sheriff of Richmond, to qualify, on the ground that the deputies of sheriff Wright would act till May election.
--We would call the attention of those desiring Dental work to the
card of Dr. W. S. Flournoy. His long practice is a guarantee of the
excellence of his work.
CHARLOTTE LITERARY SOCIETY.--The young men of this village have organized
a Society, to be known as the Charlotte Literary Society, for the purpose
of debate and mental improvement. The following officers have been chosen:
Borlan Green, Pres., C. M. Norvell, V. Pres., Berryman Green, Sec. and
Treas. The meetings are to be held on Thursday night of each week.
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Resolutions of Keysville Lodge, No
Keysville, Va., Nov., 28th, 1892.
--We regret to learn that E. H. Reames was not expected to live on Monday last.
--There was a trial of Knightly skill participated in by the young men in this village on Monday. We learned that T. A. Proctor, Jr. was the successful Knight with W. C. Scott as second.
--Mr. J. W. Eggleston availed himself of the recent freeze to gather ice.
--Our Junior, Mr. Arthur L. Cox, left for Washington on Thursday last. We hope for his return this week.
--Maj. J. W. Riely, of Halifax, was in town on Friday, on professional business.
--V. E. Howard, of Lynchburg, formerly of this Bar, was in town Thursday.
--M. M. Martin, of Natural Bridge, is on a visit to his family now at Greenfield.
--J. Hobson Norvell, of Chase City, is on a brief visit to his parents here.
--Mrs. J. C. Carrington returned from Appomattox last week, accompanied by her father, J. K. Hannah, who left next day.
--Miss Lelia F. Hodges, of Keysville, was married on the 30th ult., to Mr. H. B. Peters, Rev. E. A. Gibbs officiating.
--Mesr. H. G. and S. D. Barksdale, formerly of Halifax, who have bought lands on Little Horsepen, were in town on 3d.
--Rev. E. A. Gibbs and wife, who have been spending a few days since Conference at their old home here, left on Tuesday for his station at North Bedford.
--We learn that Mrs. Margt. Crump, a very old lady, who has been crippled for some time, recently received additional injury, and is now quite helpless.
Notes From Mossingford.
About an average acreage of wheat has been sown here, and it is looking
well. Farmers are now busy with fall plowing.
The death of Rev. J. R. Moffett at the hands of Mr. Clark has led
to the charge that Danville is ruled by the liquor Interest. This Rev.
T. B. Thames forcibly denies. Some indiscreet publication in "Anti-Liquor"
led to the shooting, an act deplored by all the citizens of this town.
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