Roanoke Beacon Newspaper
Washington County, N. C.
Vol. No. 1 - Issue No. 3
July 05, 1889 (Part 2)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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We appeal to every reader of The Roanoke Beacon, to aid us in making it an acceptable and profitable medium of news to our citizens. Let Plymouth people and the public know what is going on in Plymouth. Report to us all items of news - the arrival and departure of friends, social events, deaths, serious illness, accidents, new buildings, new enterprises and improvements of whatever character, changes in business - indeed anything and everything that would of interest to our people.
President Harrison's example has given a great boom to Sunday excursions.
The United States will not expend more than $6,400,000 in making the census in 1890.
Fred Douglas, the negro with a white wife, has been lately appointed by President Harrison to be Minister Resident and Consul General of the United States to Hayti.
The Danville Times says: "A white woman was seen in Washington, the other day, following H. P. Cheatam, the negro Congressman from North Carolina, who was trying to get an office for her. What a spectacle!"
At last "Eli gets there." Hon. Elihu A. White is appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the Eastern District of North Carolina. We congratulate our Republican friends on Mr. White's appointment. He will doubtless fill the position well.
Plymouth, which is located at one of the best points along the Roanoke river, offers every inducement to men of capital to come in her borders, and locate. She has the most peacible citizens, and the best lock country, of any town in Eastern Carolina. The water is good, the climate pleasant, all year round. No fatal diseases have yet doomed the town, her people are social and law abiding, the shingle, fish <...> lumber trade is large and increases, <...> every year.
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WHAT THE PRESS SAYS ABOUT US.
The Norfolk Virginian
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DR. EUGENE GRISSOM. Special Charges Pre<....> Against Him, &c. -The trial of Dr. Eugene Grisson [large tear in paper] <..intendent of the State Insane A<...> which was commenced at Raleigh last <...> has created much excitement through the State.
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[Directory - transcribed last issue- won't be transcribed again until something changes]
First Judicial District:
Spring - Judge Boykin
Fall - Judge Brown
Beaufort - Feb 18th, May 27th
Currituck - March 5th, Sept. 2nd
Camden - March 11th, Sept. 9th
Pasquotank - March 18th, June 18th, Sept. 16th
Perquimans - March 25th, Sept. 23
Chowan - April 1st, Sept. 30th
Gates - April 8th, Oct. 7th
Hertford - April 15th, June 17th, Oct. 14th
Washington - April 22nd, Oct. 21st
Tyrell - April 29th, Oct. 28th
Dare - May 6th, Nov. 4th
Hyde - May 13th, Nov. 11th
Pamlico - May 20th, Nov. 18th
[ads - these types of ads are called "Professional Cards" which are much like our business cards of today]
S. B. Spruill,; Attorney At Law; Practices in the State and Federal Courts; Office, Washington Street, Plymouth, N.C.
C. L. Pettigrew,; Attorney At Law; Practices in the State and Federal Courts; Office, Water Street, Plymouth, N.C.
D. O. Brinkley & Co.; Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Wines and; Liquors.; Choice Brands of Cigars.; A Full Line of Superior Canned; Goods always on hand.; Ice; for sale by wholesale or retail.; Plymouth, N. C.
CITY NEWS.[print very faded]
Have you seen it? What <...> MUD
Mr. A. C. Lehman left on Wednesday for an extended trip north.
Mr. J. F. Yeager has accepted a position with Hornthal & Bro. as salesman.
Capt. S. L. Johnston opened the free school at Long Acre on Monday last.
Call and get a nice drink of Milk Shakes or Soda Water, at Murray's Drugstore.
Miss Florence Harliee, of Lewiston, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. E. R. Latham.
Use Copperas about the premises as a disinfective. For sale by J. W. Brysu[?]
We hear some of the oldest men in the county say they never saw such a wet time.
Miss Fannie Manning, who has been visiting relatives at Williamston, returned home yesterday.
Pleased to receive a call from our worthy county-man Mr. J. Wynne, of Mackey's Ferry, on Monday.
Prof. John Whaley, of Norfolk, was in the city this week, the guest of his father, Mr. S. M. Whaley.
Chief Engineer, W. W. Searboro, of the U. S. Snag Fleet was summoned home this week by the illness of his wife.
Miss Minnie Latham, who has been making an extensive visit to relatives at Washington will return home to-day.
"Gipsy Blair" beats her record. Call at "Kentucky Stables" and see her, one of the finest trotters in the Union.
Persons who intend leaving home for the summer and who desire the Beacon sent them, should send in their orders.
Owing to the inclement weather and the feebleness of the pastor there was no service at the M. E. Church on Sunday last.
Mr. Harry Burton, Lumber Inspector for the R. R. & L. Co., of Norfolk, Va., is in the city inspecting lumber for that company.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Read leave Saturday morning (to-morrow) for Read's Wharf and Cobbs' Island, Va., to spend a summer vacation.
Several of our fair daughters made the Beacon office a pleasant call a few days ago. Call again girls we are always glad to see you.
The Rev. Luther Eborne held services at the Episcopal Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., also on Sunday morning and night.
Mrs. J. B. Hunter, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. F. Norman, for the past few days, returned to her home at Enfield on Wednesday.
Mrs. W. A. Hassell, wife of W. A. Hassell, Esq., of our town died early yesterday morning, 4th inst., after a brief illness of spinal menongetis.
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