Roanoke Beacon Newspaper

Washington County, N. C.

Vol and issue numbers missing

June 28, 1889 (Part 5)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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Thanks to one of the prettiest young ladies in the county for a box of fruit left at the Beacon office for us on Wednesday. We appreciate any present given us, but none so much as those presented by the fair damsels.

What is Plymouth going to do for the Conemaugh suffers? They need money. It is said by Engineers that it will take some $3,000,000 to clear away the debris and put the valley in a condition for the people to rebuild.

The town needs cleaning up and the lots well limed. Our people should begin work at once in order that we may enjoy good health this summer. Don't stop at cleaning up your front yard, but go around and tackle the back yard too.

Sam'l Baynor, proprietor of the "Old Reliable Kentucky Stables," sold and delivered three fine buggies on Friday last. Mr. B. keeps n hand a stock of handmade buggies which he offers at unheard of prices. Call and examine them.

During the past week our town has been invaded by, Preachers, Lawyers, Doctors, Sheriffs, Drummers, Railroad men, Lumber men, Printers, Pension agents, Book agents, Insurance agents, Horse men, Jews, Pedlers, Tramps and Mosquitoes.

Miss Lena M Hudgins, with a class of children from the Oxford Orphan Asylum, will give a concert at the Court House to-night. A full house is earnestly desired. The entertainment will consist of recitations, instrumental and vocal music.

The failure of the New York Cheap Cash Store, Moses Jeffry, proprietor, last week has created much comment. His creditors, R. Schultz & Co., gave bond, are now in possession of the goods and will open store at the old stand in a few days.

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Mr. E F Duke has greatly improved the looks of his store by placing an ...orninng in front and swinging one of the most attractive signs we have seen in town, <...>out at his door. The sign is from the brush of J. A. Keeman <...> quite proficient in the art of painting <...>.

R. S. Cohn, <....> general manager of the R <....> but at present the secretary and <.....> that company gave us a call on Tuesday last. Call again friend, our door stands open for all such. He left his address and money for a years' subscription to the Beacon.

Mr. Wiley Wiggins, one of Gates counties most prosperous farmers and businessmen, accompanied by Miss Daisy Parker, his grand-daughter, and Miss Lelia Mathias, two of Gates most charming young ladies, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Vincent. Mr. Wiggins is the father of Mrs. Vincent.

Quite a severe rain and wind storm passed through the middle section of this county on Friday night last, doing much damage to the crops. One of our reporters got the full benefit of the storm, being on the road at the time. He claims to be a "dry" man but from his looks that night he went "wet."

A mule became frightened on Saturday morning down town and run away. In his fright he tried to take a trip on the telegraph wire, but after knocking down two of the poles, gave up the attempt and ran in a lot where he was captured. No damage was done as the telegraph poles were at once replaced.

We will present our readers, in the first issue of every month, a supplement of beautiful piano music, which is, itself, worth double the subscription price of the paper. We shall begin in our next issue, with a National Ode, "Strew Flowers Above the Noble Dead." words by John Keynton, music by Geo. W. Morgan.

Mr. W. Fletcher Ausbon, who was spoken of in last issue as making a tour of the Eastern counties has returned and accepted a position as local editor of the Beacon, for the present. He will resume his tour at some future date. Mr. A., reports crops in Benufort, Tyrell, Martin, Bertie and Washington counties as in a flourishing condition.

The Referee's Court is very busy this week. Four of the largest and most important cases on the Superior Court Docket are being disposed of to wit: Frick & Co. vs Hines, before C. L. Pettigrew. K Biggs & Co., vs J. B. Walters, before A. C. Lehman. Marriner and others vs A. B. Melson, before W. M. Bond. A. M. Walker vs Owens and others, before J. H. Blount. The court is now engaged in talking testimony and as soon as judgment is rendered we will announce the results.

Mr. J. H. Truitt has been appointed Deputy Sheriff of Plymouth township, vice C. C. Jackson, resigned. Mr. Jackson has accepted a position with a Notion House of Baltimore, as traveling salesman. While we regret to lose one our officers who has been so faithful to the duties of his office as Mr. Jackson, yet, we congratulate the people upon the selection made by the Sheriff. No doubt Mr. Truitt will make a good officer, being a man of sound judgment and integrity, commanding the esteem of all who know him.

There is a rumor that Mr. Al. C. Lehman a widely and favorably known Plymouth citizen, contemplates leaving us ere long for a home in South Dakota. We trust it is incorrect, for Plymouth cannot well afford to loose such a man. His high character, intelligence and usefulness would be missed in our community, where for years he has made himself honored and respected by our entire people. Coming among us as a mere youth in the hard and trying times, succeeding the war, he soon established himself as a man of force, courage and energy. He married in 1878, the eldest daughter of Col. Robt. S. Goelett, a lady of culture and accomplishment, who will be sadly missed in our social circle.

     The following names persons were among the arrivals at the Latham House during the past week: B. F. Stearn, B. F. Duncan, C. N. Bell, J. C. Cabb, U. R. Ball, S. B. Moore, Max. Pincus, W. A. Fleetwood, R. S. Coh, W. L. Pablo, Samuel Camp, Albert Frank, J. T. Copeland, W. H. Hardison, W. J. Hardison, J. W. Anderson, J. M. Citizen, J. E. Moore, L. Schultz, J. B. Chesson, R. Schultz, J. H. Blount, W. M. Bond, A. M. Walker, W. D. Pruden and A. S. Brown.

THE CRESWELL ACADEMY. - Perhaps one of the finest school buildings in the State is the Creswell Academy, at Creswell, this county. It has just been completed and is not only an ornament to the town but a credit to its citizens. We trust that the county will support the town in its efforts to build up a school, by giving it a liberal patronage. Why not send your children to school at home instead of paying higher tuition for the honor, if such it is, of having it said your child is "off at school?" Give this new enterprise your support that the best teachers may be employed for the training of the young minds.

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     The Str. Lucy made her first trip to Nag's Head on Sunday last.
     Steam Tug Chowan, K. Koler, master, left the harbor on Monday.
     The Str. Meteor, Capt. T K Poyner, master, was in our harbor this week.
     Steam Tug Nell, Capt. Chas. Schooster, master, sailed from this port on Monday.
     Str. Hamilton, Capt. Quint Williams, master, left this port Wednesday for Baltimore.
     Str. Sousie Hitch, Capt. Morton, sailed on Tuesday with a cargo of lumber for Baltimore.
     Schooner, Janet, Capt. Fred Chelton, Master, arrived in this port on the 22nd inst., with a cargo of hay consigned to Messrs. Davenport & Piercy and Chas. D. Loane. She cleared the docks at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with a cargo of lumber and shingles from Walker & Meyers' mill, for Baltimore.
     Schooner Annie Wallace, Capt. Jeff Overton, Master, arrived on the 21st with a cargo of coal consigned to W. H. Hampton. She sailed Monday with a cargo of shingles for Washington, D. C. Mr. Overton is perhaps one of the youngest captains that sails and the Annie Wallace is by far the finest craft that plies these waters. While in port the Captain purchased one half interest in the vessel, which formerly belonged to Mr. W. H. Hampton, of this city.

THEY HAVE RETURNED. - Mr. H. S. Owens one of the most popular young men of our town, and the successful salesman of Wm. T. Dixon & Bro., of Baltimore, returned home on Tuesday last accompanied by his bride, nee Maude Latham one of our most charming belles. This happy couple have been spending their honey-moon at Columbia, to which place they skipped a few weeks ago to be joined in the holy bounds of matrimony.
     They were received with open arms by the grooms parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Owens, at whose residence they are now receiving the congratulations of their many friends. The Beacon extends best wishes to the happy couple.

THE DRAMATIC CLUB. - The entertainment given at the opera house on Thursday evening of last week by the Plymouth Dramatic Club was largely attended and a grand success in every way.
     The following persons composed the company, who acquitied themselves with much style and credit:
     Messrs. H. H. Brown, A. .C Lehamn, John Day, Clarence Latham, J. W. Piercy, and Misses Mittie Yeger, Myrtle Bennett, Bertie Jackson, Eva Lehaman, Carrie Hillard.
     The following pieces were presented: Drama, "Out in the Streets." Farce, "Thirty Minutes for Refreshments." Farce, "Wild Injun," Recitation, "The Polished Boy," by Miss Mittie Yeager.
     This company was organized sometime ago and has given several entertainments, but none was so highly enjoyed as the last one.
     The proceeds were donated to charitable purposes.

CONSIDER ORDINANCE, NO. 24. - The newly elected Councilmen made a serious mistake when they repealed town Ordinance No. 24, which forbids cattle running at large on our streets after sunset. Not only are they a nuisance to the town both day and night but they are dangerous to our people. While on his way to church Sunday night one of our citizens was attached by a ferocious bull and but for the timely assistance of a friend would have been gored to death. While it is a trouble for the people to keep the cattle up in the pen, yet it should be a law. We often see ladies have to leave the sidewalk and take the street on account of the cattle.
     Other towns do not have such nuisances and why should Plymouth? We would ask the Councilmen to consider this Ordinance and have it enforced before some serious damage is done.

THE OXFORD ORPHAN. - Do not fail to go to the Grand Concert to-night. A class from the Oxford Orphan Asylum, whose singing and recitations cannot be excelled, under the management of Miss Lena M. Hudgins, one of the prettiest girls and the finest vocalists in the South, will furnish an evening of rare enjoyment at the Court House.
     Be sure to go, remember, when you contribute to this entertainment you are helping to support 250 of the homeless Orphans of our state. Admission 25 cents, children 15 cents.


A good year to grow plenty of roots.

Kill insect pests now, not next week.

A good garden is a paying investment.

Feed the plant and the plant will feed you.

Bars argue shiftlessness; strong gates argue thrift.

If you are careful to keep the furrows straight you will do faster and better plowing.

Too much corn to horses in warm weather will cause profuse perspiration. Oats should be used in preference.

When cultivating the ground to destroy grass only a few inches deep will suffice. One inch of soil, kept fine, on the top, will serve as a mulch, and in pulverizing it the grass and weeds will be killed. Never let the ground become hard and crusty if there is a possibility of a dry season. -- Ed.


Dr. E. E. Murray,; Dentist; Plymouth, N.C.

E. A. Carter & Co; Cheap Cash Store; A Full Line Of Goods Usually; Kept In A Well Regulated; Country Store; Plymouth, N.C.

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E. F. Duke; Dealer in; Dry Goods, Notions, Boots; Shoes and Groceries.; Highest Cash Prices Paid For; Cotton And All Kinds Of Country Produce.; Horses, Mules, Buggies and Farm; Wagons for sale at low prices.; Water Street, Plymouth, N. C.

Great; Closing Out Sale!; of; Dry Goods, Clothing, Furniture; boots, Shoes, Groceries, &c.; to make room for an immense new stock; to arrive from the North.; Call and see my Great Bargains; for Cash.; All kinds of Winter Goods sold at Cost.; S. Adler; Plymouth, N.C.; Sherrod & Newberry's old stand.

J. T. Pettiford,; Dealer in; Groceries & Confectioneries,; and wholesale and retail dealer in; Foreign and Domestic Fruits.; No 141 Water Street, Plymouth, N. C.

H. R. Anders & Co.,; Dealers in; New Dress Goods,; All the new colorings in Melton Cloths; for Ladies' Tailor-made Dresses, Silk Warp; and All-Wood Henrietta Cloths, at prices; from 40 cents to those for the finest grades; and a complete assortment of Mourning; Goods. All our Black Goods are warranted; Silks- in all the new effects. A full line; of Failo Francaisse, Rhadgimir and Surah.; At $1.00 a yard the best Black Gros Grain; Silk ever shown, and wear guaranteed.; Wraps and Jackets for Winter wear at; prices unprecedently low. A large assortment; in various grades of Merino Underwear; for ladies, misses and boys. Blankets; from $1 to 15 per pair. A large and; attractive ine of Table Linens, Napkins,; Towels, Muslins, Grashes, Stair Linens; tickings, &c,&c.; 172 Main St., Norfolk, Va.

Twin City Iron Works.; Howlett & Tatem, Prop's.; Builders of Stationary Engines; the Repairing of all Kinds of Machinery; a Speciality.; Iron and Brass Castings to Order; Country Orderw will receive Prompt Attention; Work done faithfully at Reasonable Rates; and when desired. Workmen will be; Furnished at places beyond city limits.; 184 Water St., Norfolk, Va.

Established in 1866; B. F. Baxter & Co; Wholesale Dealers in; Tobacco, Cigars, Etc.; Sole Agent for; Owl Chewing Tobacco, and the; extra flavored Pine Apple tobacco.; Norfolk, Va.

J. W. Lawrence & Sons; General; Commission Merchants; S Commerce St., Norfolk, Va.; Manufactuer's Agents for all kinds of Burlap Bags.

W. J. Swain; with Hill Weisel; Dealer in Dry Goods, Notions,; R. M. Clothes, Ladies Dress; Goods and Shoes.; The Shoe Department; is under the immediate supervision; and control of Mr. Swain, whose experience in; the business guarantees to purchasers that; satisfaction desired by all men.; E City, N. C.

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