J.M. Harper, who has been ill for
quite a while, is gradually getting worse.
Jas. Shumate is doing a rushing busi-
ness cutting lumber at this place. Jim
is a hustler.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Pettry, who have
been confined to their rooms for some
time with typhoid fever, are slowly im-
The three schools near Matville, con-
ducted by Leonard Stover, Misses Irene
Thompson and Miss Pearl Stover are
giving entire satisfaction.
The advent of old “Mr. Tangle Leg”
brought very suddenly to a close the
preaching at Rocky Point conducted by
the Rev. Thos, Williams, D.D. Shame
on you, boys.
All persons wishing to trade horses
will do well to call on the boys of Mat-
ville who attended jocky street Monday
and laid in a nice assortment of thor-
oughbreds. French Wykle claims the
honor of being the sole owner of the
mule that helped haul the mud sills of
Noah’s Ark. While John Phipps says
he knows his will plow, for Adam broke
him in the garden of Eden.
Elliott Harper and family left last
week for Prudence, where they will
make their future home.
Miss Irene Thompson was visiting at
her home in Fayette, last week. She
was accompanied by the Misses Cottle
and Miss Janet Harper.
Waymon Daniel and Lee Atha were
calling at Mrs. Thos. Arnold’s Sunday.
Rev. Thos. Williams preached a very
interesting and forcible sermon to a
large and attentive congregation at the
O.U.A.M. hall Saturday evening.
Misses Pearle Stover and Janet Har-
per were out horseback riding Satur-
W.P. Wykle, of Marshes, was calling
at Jas. Harper’s one day last week in
search of seed onions.
Jackson Arnold was seen on our street
last week with a gun on his shoulder
enroute to Eccles.
Albert Milem is swapping sides with
the soil preparatory to a crop.
Chas. Atha has been confined to his
room for the past few days with rheu-
French Wykle was calling at James
Harper’s last Tuesday.
Mrs. Agnes Harper was seen on the
streets Monday on her way to Albert
Lee Harper on of our leading citi-
zens is confined to his room this week
due to a sprained ankle.
Jas. Daniel was at Matville Tuesday.
Miss Frenchie Clyburn was the guest
of Miss Amanda Atha Saturday.
The young ladies of this place seem
to be getting rather lovely of late.
The Lively’s that were calling here
Saturday and Sunday were Messrs.
Lewis Caperton, William Evergreen,
John and Walter Franklin of Roseville.
Also Joseph Williams and Jas. Toney of
Sam Harper made a business trip to
Eccles one day last week.
We had a wedding in town Wednes-
day. The contracting parties were Mr.
Tilden Williams of Eccles, and Miss
Rose Arnold, of Matville.
The Raleigh Herald
Thursday, February 11, 1909
Page 2, columns 4 & 5.