New Kent People Are Happy.
Providence Forge. Sept. 20- September is making a record for itself. The magnificent days that have followed one another the past week, have added much enjoyment to those visiting our hustling little village.
Sora are being killed in small quantities. Messrs. J H. Christian, E.F. Gill, J.B. Richardson and W.F. Gilliam were in Bradby's Marsh, near Windsor Shades, lastweek, but the sora came up missing.
Protracted meetings are in progress this week at Oliver Presbyterian church. Rev. Osborne officiating.
The Masonic Lodge is being rapidly built. It promises to be quite a nice building.
Mr. J. B. Richardson has returned from the White Sulphur Springs very much benefited in health.
Mrs. W. F. Gilliam and son, Blair, and Miss Mary Taylor Gilliam, of Richmond, were visitors in Williamsburg a few days since.
Miss Josie Oliver, of Richmond, is the guest of her brother here.
Miss Clara Bock, of Pennsylvania. is visiting her brother, Fred S.Bock.
Mrs. G.C. Edwards and daughter of Richmond. have returned to their home, after spending some time at the former's parents.
Mrs. Julia Anderson and two children, of Portsmouth, are on a visit to her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson.
Miss Fedora Haxall has left for college in Red Springs, N.C.
Mr. Home, the popular proprietor of the Windsor Hotel, Boulevard, and Mr. S.C. Burnette were in our village Saturday.
Mrs. E. B. Townsend, of Washington. D.C., will arrive here Oct. 1st. to straighten up the late Col. E.B. Townsend's estate. he leaving all his property to his widow, who is sole administratrix.
Roxbury. Va.. September 20-
A larger crowd of admiring friends of Mr. C.D. Binns, the young merchant of this place, at Roxbury Wednesday to congratulate the young man and his bride, but were doomed to disappointment when the young merchant got off the train alone looking sad. As he told of his disappointment, tears would force their way down his rosy cheeks. He told of his travels to far away Cincinnati with the fond hopes of bringing back a fair rose, out from the west, but the sweet thing changed her mind and took another. Yet the young man is not discouraged and says "if you wont another will; if none do not, it's better still." Cheer up, Charlie, "faint heart never won fair lady."
The roads in New Kent have completed and the fine teem is hauling telephone poles.September 28th will be court day for New Kent. Court will be held in a storehouse as the new courthouse is not completed. The most important case to be tried this is that of two negro boys for holding up and robbing a Syrian woman peddler some time ago.
-Virginia Gazette, September 23, 1909