Roanoke Beacon Newspaper

Washington County, N. C.

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June 28, 1889 (Part 3)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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TRY THE OTHER END. Boston Herald ... article taking the President to task for yachting on Sunday

OHIO DEMOCRATIC THIS FALL. - Cincinnati Enquirer ... article about Republicans and Democrats

DIED. At his residence at Mackey's Ferry, this county, Tuesday June 25th, Mr. S <...> Claggon, Sr., age 77 years. Mr. Claggon was highly respected by all who knew him for his hospitality, and in his death Washington county loses one of its most beloved sons. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved relatives and friends.

SUPPORT YOUR COUNTY PAPER. The Nashville (N. C.) Argonaut speaks as follows: - We notice every now and then some local paper has to discontinue for the want of sufficient support. There is not a county in North Carolina which cannot support one paper handsomely. It seems useless to say there is nothing which does more to build up a community than a good newspaper. Every intelligent man knows it. As a medium of communication between the citizens of a county it is invaluable. The business man who does not realize the importance of sustaining a paper by liberally advertising in its columns is simply blind to his own interests. A good paper is worth in every family ten times its cost. The farmer may think he knows more about farming than the editor, but the intelligent editor can furnish him through his paper a vast amount of information drawn from the experience of the most successful farmers of the land, which he can get nowhere else, and which he cannot afford to do without. A county without a good newspaper is a poor county to settle in and ought to be shunned by enterprising men. We believe the papers are being sustained better than formerly, but their support now is totally inadequate. Many of them are compelled to use patent outsides because the income of the office does to enable them to abandon them. We hope our people will realize more fully the importance of giving the local press a better support.

THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SOLDIERS. - Monroe Enquirer Express - 'There is quite a contrast between the experience of Northern and Southern soldiers who survived the great conflict. The one returned to his home to be petted and made a hero of, while the other wended his way sorrowfully to the once happy home to find it wasted and dilapidated. The one was the recipient of the favors of the rich and powerful government, and the other had nothing to hope for but the product of his own labor.'
     The Louisville Courier Journal thus compares the fortunes of the Northern and Confederate soldiers:
     At the close of the war the Southern soldier returned to find his home ruined and his fields devasted. The labor system was overthrown and commercial machinery was utterly destroyed.
     In twenty five years all this was changed, chiefly by the old soldiers. They threw all their energies, all their zeal, into the work first for self support, and next for the up-building of their section. No pensions for them; no back pay, no army of claim agents to assist them to a permanent condition of respectable beggary. Even the maimed and those whose bodies were wasted by disease entered the struggle for existence without the least expectation of assistance from any quarter, and as a result we see a work accomplished more marvelous, more honorable, more enduring than any of their achievaments on the field. So much for the Southern soldier.
     Now turn to the pension rolls for the Northern armies. One year ago they contained 452,557, an increase of 46,000 over the year before; not less than half a million persons are now drawing pensions from the Government, twenty-five years after the war closed. Then read the appeals for more pensions. Tanner and his army of raiders declare that the poorhouses are filled with old soldiers, unable to make a living. What a contrast is this picture of indigence, of pauperism, to the self reliance, the industry, the self-denial and the success of the Southern soldier. One may well ask, and that important individual, the future historian, may well doubt, if these armies were recruited from the same race of men.

JOHNSTOWN. - Many of the dead at Johnstown were of foreign birth, some having been in the country but a little while. It is reported that Cornwell, England, feels the <...> like a personal blow, as five hundred <...> families had relatives in Johnstown. - Carolinian

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We see it stated that a railroad is to be built from Goldsboro, N. C., to Norfolk, Va.

Hester's Station is a town just made on the Durham and Northern Railroad, in Granville county.

The colored people of Wilmington are making a move towards forming a building and loan association.

The shoe factor in the penitentiary is making good progress. Baltimore houses taking all the work they can turn out.

Of the eight medals awarded at the Princeton College, New Jersey this year, five of them were won by North Carolina boys.

The 17th annual session of the North Carolina Press Association will be in session at Lenoir, Caldwell county, on the 17th of July.

Maj. Harrell says everything is lovely for the teachers' excursion to Europe. They leave July 4th and there will be 110 in the party.

The negro Armstrong, who was appointed postmaster at Rocky Mount, has not yet been able to give his bond and it is not thought that he will be.

The next session of the University of North Carolina will open the first Thursday in September, the Trustees having ordered the change at their recent meeting.

Master Geo. B. Sparrow, son of Mr. Geo. A. Sparrow, of Washington, N. C. was accidently drowned in the Pamlico river at that town on Wednesday of last week.

The Governor has offered a reward of $200 for the capture of Amos Alston, who on the 12th inst., in Yancy county, shot and instantly killed Henry T. Ledford.

There is a cotton factory at Wilson, and The Advance of that place says that enough money has, in the past five years, been spent in cotton futures in Wilson to erect three more.

Mrs. S. M. Phillips who has been Post Mistress at Winfall ever since its establishment died Monday 17th, after a long illness of consumption, in assurance of a blessed immortality. She was a good woman and will be greatly missed.

Oliver H. Dockery has been appointed cousul general to Rio de Janeior. The salary of the office is $6000 and fees which are estimated $4000. It is a yellow fever stricken city and a man carries his life in his own hands who goes there.

The Supreme Court at its recent session rendered a most important decision. It was in effect that a husband can mortgage his real estate without the consent of his wife, unless the identical piece of property has previously been set aside as his homestead by appraisers. - Ex.

The new State Pension Law, passed by the last legislature, will not, and cannot, go into effect before the year 1890, for the reason that there are no funds in the treasury for the carrying into effect of its provisions. All person entitled to pensions under the old law were invited to make application or and after Monday, the 10th inst.

The people of Asheboro and of the county of Randolph will celebrate the completion of the High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and Southern Railroad at Asheboro, on the 4th of July. There will be suitable ceremonies, civic and military, including speeches by the Governor and other distinguished speakers from all parts of the State.

CONVICTS ESCAPED. - Two convicts escaped from the squad of hands at work on the trestle across the Roanoke river on the Norfolk & Carolina Railroad last week. They disappeared and were not discovered in their flight at all. It is supposed that they made their escape by swimming the river.

DATE OF NEXT STATE FAIR. - The executive committee of the N. C. State Agricultural Society met last week and fixed the date of the State Fair - Oct 14th to 18th inclusive. No pains or expense will be spared to make the fair attractive and to have new features of interest.

TRAINING FOR GIRLS. Philadelphia Press. - There is no apparent reason why girls should not have the benefits of munual training as well as boys. In fact, they stand more in need of such help. There is a large and increasing number of women who have to earn their own living in this county. The last census showed the number so engaged to be 2,600,000. In Philadelphia there were 91,000 females employed in the gainful avocations. A woman has to labor under more difficulties than a man in earning a livelihood. Hence, if manual training is to be regarded as [rest of column is missing]

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W H Hughes; Dealer in; China, Crockery and Glassware; Table Cutlery, Lamps, Lanterns, Oil Stoves, Refrigeartors, and a General Line of House-Furnishing Goods; Elaine Oil A Specialty; 303 High Street, Pourtsmouth, VA.

A B Owens - W B Godwin; Godwin & Owens; Produce; Commission Merchants; and wholesale dealers in; Fancy Groceries, Butter, Cheese; Foreign and Domestic Fruits; Confectioneries and Tobacco; 115, 117, 119 and 121 High Street; Portsmouth, Va.

Howard & Oden'hal; Manufactures of and; Wholesale and Retail Dealers in; Stoves, Rangers, Tinware; Lamps and; House Furnishing Goods; Stove Repairs A Specialty; Metalic Roofing, Guttering, Spouting; and Repairing promptly attended to.; Estimates furnished on application, and; Workmen sent to any destination desired.; our Granite Iron Paint, the best preparation; yet known for covering Tin and Iron; Roofs, mixed for use.; Agents for the N. Y. Iron Roofing Co.; 22 and 24 Market Sq., Norfolk, Va.

B.P. Sale.; Hotel; and; Restaurant,; West Side Market Square, Norfolk, Va.

Fentress & O'brien,; Fine Paper Hangings,; Fresco and Plain Painting; No 27 Bank St., Norfolk, Va.

Established 1831; Arthur C Freeman, Agt.; Successor to J. M. Freeman; Dealer in; Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry,; Silver and Plated Ware,; Fancy Goods, &c.; 138 Main Street, Norfolk, Va.

Land & Co.,; Manufacturers' Agents for; Iron Railing, Terra Cotta,; Slate Mantels,; Preston's and Press Bricks,; Bank Street, Norfolk, Va.

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Great; Fire Sale; Of; All Kinds; Boots; Shoes; Trunks; and Valises; Until the repairs to my store on Market Square are complete I can be found at; No. 84 Main Street; Where I am offering my entire stock of; Boos, Shoes, Trunks and Valices at very; low prices in order to clean out all goods; damaged at the late fire. My customers; are invited to call on me in my new quarters,; and the public generally who want; bargains can find them at; Geo. R. Whitehurst's; 84 Main Street; Norfolk, Va.

Old Dominion Paper Co.; Wholesale Dealers in; All Kinds of; Paper; Paper Bags, Cotton and Paper Flour Sacks; Printed Wrapping Paper, Blank; Books and Stationery; Twines, Etc.; No. 42 Roanoke Avenue, Norfolk, Va.

Faber & Friese; Photographic Studio; Fine Work Only; Old Pictures copied; Life-size Portraits $7; Portrait and Frame $5; Cor. Main & Church Sts., Norfolk, Va.

John D. Couper; Marble and Granite; Monuments; Gravestones, &c.; 111, 113 and 115 Bank St; Norfolk, Va.

Charles H. Hey; Dealer In; Scrap and Damaged Cotton,; Old Metals,; Rags and Bones.; Highest Market Prices Paid; Prompt Returns.; 138 & 140 Water Street, Norfolk, Va.

Moses'; Picture Frame Factory; Frames of Every Description; Made To Order; Umbrellas and Parasols covered and; repaired.; Baltimore prices duplicated.; 165 Main Street, Norfolk, Va.

Jesse Jones & Son,; Dealers in; Hay, Corn, Oats, Meal, Peas and; Mill Feed.; Seed Oats A Specialty.; 18 Roanoke Square, Norfolk, Va.

P. Turney,; Jobber In; Fishermen's and Watermen's Outfits; and Sole Agent for; Carter's Cape Anne Oil Clothes; and Woonsocket Rubber Goods.; Hip, Short, and Body Boots, and; Ladies' and Children's Rubber Boots.; No. 7 Market Square, Norfolk, VA.

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