Roanoke Beacon Newspaper

Washington County, N. C.

Vol and issue numbers missing

June 28, 1889 (Part 6)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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Page 4

[most weekly newspapers have a page or two of pre-printed material. These pre-printed pages contain such items as stories (often continued from one issue to the next), sections for farmers, ladies and youths, sometimes poems and usually jokes. I do not transcribe these pages but for this first issue I'll touch on what's found in the Beacon's pre-printed pages]

Page 4, columns 1-3

[the top part of column 1 is missing so I don't know the name of this story]

Page 4, columns 4

WORDS OF WISDOM.

The love of money is the root of all evil.

The man diligent in his business shall hold four kings.

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it.

Flattery is a sort of bad money to which our vanity gives currency.

To have what we want is riches, but to be able to do without is power.

He that winketh with his eye should take heed lest he become slewed.

Short is the little which remains to thee of life. Live as on a mountain.

If there is to be any fibre in our character, there must be a Spartan discipline to make it.

Good manners, as we call them, are neither more or less than good behavior, consisting of courtesy and kindness.

Wealth governs in the interest of the rich; intelligence takes advantage of the ignorant; righteousness does justice to all.

Choose the course which you adopt with deliberation; but when you have adopted it, then persevere in it with firmness.

He who does a good deed is constantly ennobled; he who does a mean act is by the action itself contracted and self-degraded.

The man who sits down and waits to be appreciated will find himself among uncalled for baggage after the limited express train has gone by.

[hole in center of next two items]

A CIRCUS HORSE'S BROKEN HEART. [story about a Circus Horse]

A COLORED MAN'S WONDERFUL MEMORY. [story about Richard Warrick of Philadelphia and his extraordinary memory]

A MAN OF MANY DIAMONDS. [A story about a man who trades in diamonds]

Page 4, columns 5

[this column has jokes mixed in with patent medicine ads]

HARD TO PLEASE - Mistress - So you are going to go? Servant - Yes; I don't like it here. Mistress - You have no cause to complain. You have had an easy time of it, for I have done most of your work for you! Servant - Yes; but you did not do it to my satisfaction. - Texas Siftinas

Song of the drygoods clerk: "Swining in delaine,"

Fall fashion can never be popular with an aeronaut.

A foul tip - Feeing the waiter with a lead quarter.

Nature's serial story - The spinal column, continued in our necks.

The frontiersman who shot an Indian corpse didn't know it was Lo-dead.

Were the dead languages talked to death?

[rest of column is torn and the bottom is missing]

Page 4, columns 6

[over half of this column is missing - from what is there it appears to be all patent medicine ads]

 

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