The following items appeared in the Roanoke Beacon newspaper in the “Roper Ripples” section.
- Miss Maye JOHNSTON, of Belhaven, is the guest of Mrs. S.A. BLOUNT.
- Mrs. A.L. GURKIN has been the guest of Mrs. J.H. CLARK for a few days.
- Miss Isolind LUCAS has just returned from Kinsey Seminary, Wilson, N.C.
- On Tuesday night the Ladies’ Guild furnished an ice cream supper in the town hall, which was very enjoyable.
- Miss Jim ROBERTSON, of Washington, formerly of Roper, made a flying trip here on Saturday to see relatives. She returned home on Monday.
- Mr. Robt. ROPER returned from E. City on Friday, 15th, where he has been attending Prof. SHEEP’s school. The girls are glad to see you Bob.
- Mr. N.H. MERRITT left here on Friday last for Goldsboro, where he has accepted a position as band sawyer with the Empire Lumber Co. “Oh, don’t cry girl; “Ne” will come back.
- Miss Eloise DOUGH is spending a month with relatives and friends in Norfolk and Portsmouth. Don’t look so sad, John; you’ll soon be cherred [sic] with the presence of those bright eyes again.
- Miss Mabel ROPER returned from Norfolk on Friday last, where she has been attending Mary Washington College. One so cheerful and pleasant as Miss Mable is always welcome in Roper.
- Mess. E. CHRISTIAN and L.P. ELLIOTT, the filer and sawyer in the Albemarle mill of the Roper Lumber Co., have just returned from Norfolk with their families, much to the pleasure of their many friends here.
- The Little Workers of the M.E. Church, of which Miss Lennie PEACOCK is President, gave an entertainment last Friday night which proved to be a grand success, and was much enjoyed by all, especially by Mr. H.T.—–.
[This letter was intended for our last issue, but did not reach us in time. -- Editor]
A larger number of people never assembled in the Town Hall than was there on Wednesday night to witness the closing exercises of the Plymouth Academy.
A more entertaining program was never arranged or more perfectly rendered than on this occasion. That Prof. HASSELL has done his full duty as a teacher, together with his assistants, was fully demonstrated by the manner in which the students discharged their duties. This night was devoted to the advanced classes, and a medal offered on oratory, and so equally matched were the contestants that the judges could not agree as a whole, having halted between five of the contestants, Mises Emily FAGAN and Eva CHESSON, and Mess. Richard LUCAS, Cleveland BEASLEY and Louis GAYLORD. After remaining out some time, the judges returned a decision, two to one, in favor of Louis GAYLORD, and the medal was fittingly presented by Mr. W. Fletcher AUSBON.
Last night the Junior, or Primary department, had its exercises, and was a most pleasing event. We may say more of this later.
The names of those receiving medals or prizes will appear next week.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 8 Jun 1900.
Mr. Walter PHELPS, the well known hustler for LUCAS’ truck farm, was quietly married on Wednesday last to Miss Maggie WATSON, at the home of Mr. W.J. JACKSON, where Miss WATSON was living. Justice J.P. HILLIARD officiating. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. PHELPS drove to the farm of Mr. LUCAS where they will make their future home. Our best wishes attend them.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 4 May 1900.