Bay Briefs (10 Feb 1899)

From the Roanoke Beacon:

  • Mr. Ben Hassell left this week for Norfolk on Business
  • Capt. John Thomas made a busines trip to E. City last week.
  • Mr. Will McRoughton has been spending a few days with his parentsys with his parents at Bay.
  • Miss Minnie Owens, who has been the guest of her cousin, Miss Bertie Owens, for several weeks, returned to her home in Currituck, last week.
  • Our popular and charming young friend, Mr. Tommy L. Swain, gave us a pleasant call this week.  He comes over to teach one of our public schools, and we feel sure he will make a very successful teacher, as he is universally esteemed wherever he is known.
  • Essie Wynne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Wynne, departed this life at their home at Bay, Jan. 28th, after a long and painful illness, aged three years and six months.  She was a child of remarkable brightness, and was loved and petted by all who knew her.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Moses, and the remains were laid to rest in Albemarle cemetery on Monday at eleven.  The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
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The Rep-Pop Convention

Roanoke Beacon
23 Sep 1898

The Republican and Populist County Convention was held at Pleasant Grove on Tuesday last, where and when the following fusion candidates were nominated: For House of Representatives, Thomas HOPKINS; for Sheriff, John L. PHELPS; for Treasurer, T.J. BASSNIGHT; for Register of Deeds, W.H. STUBBS; for Clerk Superior Court, W.M. BATEMAN; for County Commissioner, Geo. SPRUILL, W.H. HOWCUTT and Rufus SWAIN.

What of these nominees? HOPKINS is a fusing Populist, being the fusion candidate of the Dem-Pops two years ago for the same place. PHELPS is supposed to be a Republican, though he was a candidate for Sheriff two years ago before the Democratic convention. BATEMAN and SWAIN are classed as Populists. BATEMAN was the Pop-Dem candidate for Sheriff two years ago. BASSNIGHT, STUBBS, SPRUILL and HOWCUTT, the latter a negro, are old line Republicans.