Roanoke Beacon Newspaper

Washington County, N. C.

Vol. No. 1 - Issue No. 3

July 05, 1889 (Part 3)

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CITY NEWS. [print very faded]

R Schultz & Co, will open a first class dry goods store in the new brick building near G. H. Harrison's in a few days. See the "ad" in the next issue.

Mr. W. C. Ayers gave his patent Garlic machine a practical test on Tuesday and found that nothing was liking. He will at once place it on the market.

With this issue we present a supplement of music which we propose to do at the first of every month. Subscribe now and get these fine selections of music free. [no music in included on the microfilm]

Our Business Manager spent last Saturday and Sunday at his old home place in Edenton. It was not only a pleasant trip for him, but quite a profitable one for the Beacon.

The rainy weather does not put any change on the travel if you get one of Baynor's close top buggies, for they keep you as dry as if you were in a house.

Mr. Jas. A. Chesson, of Lees Mills, gave us a pleasant call on Monday. Thanks, we came to stay and if all our friends will give us their support, as you have done, we are sure of success.

Miss Ella Bateman, the accomplished daughter of J. M. Bateman, Esq., who has been seriously ill at the La Grange Female College, returned home on Tuesday, we are glad to note much improved.

Read the advertisement of O. Newman, formerly of Plymouth, but now of Edenton. He is too well known for us to say anything in his behalf. When in Edenton do not fail to call at his store and see the great bargains he offers.

Mr. Geo Dixon, who has for the past year been employed as salesman in W. C. Ayer's store, left on Monday for Edenton where he accepted a position on the "Eastern Advocate," a new paper for that town. George is a clever boy and we regret to give him up.

A prisoner, who broke Edenton jail about a year ago, came up on the Mr. Haven Bell Tuesday, thinking perhaps, after so long an absence he had been forgotten, but not so, as soon as he struck the wharf he was taken by ex-Deputy Sheriff Jackson and escorted to jail.

Mr. S. M. Whaley, of the R. R. & L. Co., left per Str. Plymouth on Monday morning for a visit to his family at Norfolk. He informs us that he will move his family to Plymouth in the near future. We are always glad to hear such men speak of making Plymouth their home.

No little excitement was caused by the chase and arrest of a colored man, by police Tucker, sheriff Truitt and the Mayor, on Saturday afternoon. It seemed that the colored man, who was using profane language on the street, had business on the dock as soon as the officers started to arrest him.

The Old Reliable Carriage Factory, H. Peal, proprietor, is one of the most extensive business houses in our town. Mr. Peal is well known throughout this section as a man of business and integrity. His factory turns out some of the finest work to be had in the State. His advertisement appears in this issue.

Col. W. H. Fitchett, one of our well known and highly esteemed citizens, left on Monday last for Churchville, Va., beyond the lofty peaks of the Blue Ridge, where he will remain during the summer. Our best wishes go with him. We are glad to say the Colonel does not suffer with the old disease (rheumatism) as much as in the past.

Business in the Mayor's court and Magistrates this week at a stand still, owning to lack of offenders and litigants. The truth is our people are too much absorbed with the desire to push their business, make big crops and build up Plymouth to indulge in foolish wrangles and expensive lawsuits, and the result is we are a very peaceful community and getting along swimmingly.

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The Wesleyan Female College at Murfreesboro, N. C., is one of the oldest and most reliable institutions in the South, for the training of girls. This College was founded in 1837, [1857?] but was suspended in consequence of the war from '62 until '65, when it again opened and flourished until the vacation of '77, when the college building was distroyed by fire. It was rebuilt after a lapse of four years, and the college reopened in 1881. This school is in the most healthy section of Tide water Carolina, and within 200 yards of the building there is a valuable mineral spring which is an excellent tonic for general ability. See ad in this issue.

DEATH OF A SOLDIER OF THE WAR OF 1812. - Bryant Waters, age 97 years and a veteran of the war of 1812, died at his home in this county on Tuesday last the 2nd inst after a short illness. Mr. Waters served at Charleston, S. C. in repelling the British advance and saw good service at other points. He was one of the few survivors left in the country of that memorable struggle, and died universally esteemed by our people. For years he has been a pensioner of the Government whose flag over three-quarters of a century ago he served under so well. Peace to the old hero's ashes.

THE CONFEDERATE VETERANS. - Pursuant to the call of Julian Carr, Esq., President of the State C. V. Association for a meeting of the Confederate Veterans throughout the State at their respective county seats on July 4th. (yesterday). Quite a large number of Ex-Confederate soldiers of this county met at the Court House on yesterday and organized the Washington County Association.
     Mr. Thos S. Armistead was elected President, S. B. Spruill, Esq., Vice-President, and Mr. L. I. Fagan, Secretary.
     Executive Committee: - Messrs. E. R. Latham, Joseph Tucker and Levi Blount.
     The following <...> ladies were chosen as assistants in the work of establishing a Confederate Soldier's Home in North Carolina for this county:
     Plymouth Township, Mrs. J. F. Norman and Mrs. C. H. Hornthal. Lees Mill, Mrs. T. W. Blount and Mrs. Wm. R. Chesson. Skinnersville, Mrs. Geo. Wiley and Mrs. R. B. Elliott. Scuppernong, Mrs. M. B. Webb and Mrs. Alex. Armstrong.
     Proceedings crowed out this issue. Will appear next week.

THE ORPHAN'S CONCERT. - Owing to the fact that the orphans could not make connection for Plymouth on Friday last, the concert, which we gave notice of in our last issue, was posponed until Monday night.
     Although the night was disagreeable, a large crowd was present, to enjoy the rare treat.
     This class is under the management of Miss Lena M. Hudgins, one of the loveliest girls that ever graduated at Greensboro Female College. She seems perfectly devoted to the children, who love and honor her as an Angelic guardian.
     Miss Hudgins and the class was introduced to the audience by Mr. T. S. Armistead, in a short but favorable speech of five minutes.
     The following are the names of the class who, from their gentle manners and conversation, proved that they are under the most strict Christian rules.
     Misses Mintie Gabril, Julia Gabril, Hattie Williams, Allie McDonald, Glennie Morgan and Masters Willis Wilson, John McClamb and Walter Creeile.
     Miss Hudgins left this town on Tuesday, for Williamston, where she gave a concert. From thence she took the class to the Asylum at Oxford, N. C., having finished a tour of eight weeks, through the Eastern sections of our state.
     While these most welcome visitors may not make Plymouth such a pleasant call again for some time, we would say to the good people of the community, do not forget that at this Orphan Asylum there are 250 children to be cared for, and some are from your own county, and it therefore behooves you as a Christian people to give them your support.

A STRANGE ROCK. - The latest excitement is caused by the reported Electric rock, found near Morehead City, this State.It seems as if a certain locality in that section has been visited by an unearthly noise of late and no one had tried to find from whence it came, until last week, when a gentleman discovered this rock. By applying the telephone wire to it, it was found that the noise was caused by the vibration of the voices of Chinamen.
     This rock is supposed to connect from this side of the earth to the other. A committee has been appointed to investigate the matter, which will visit China and try to find the other end of this strange rock. Be this true it will not be long before communication will be obtainable directly the earth, as well as under the sea.

HOTEL ARRIVALS. The following named persons were among the arrivals at the Latham House during the past week: W. L. Pablo, W. K. Gardner, P. H. Deans, W. C. Marriner, Rev. L. Eborne, J. M. Head, H. T. Greenleaf, A. Chesson, W. M. Chesson, H. J. Starr, D. S. Buell, E. E. Parham, Miss Lena Hudgins, H. G. Burton, Misses Hattie Williams and Allie McDonald, P. W. Kibler and Jas. Vap.

     Str. Heven Belle, Davenport, master in port on Tuesday.
     Sch. O Coke, Jas. Midgett, master, sailed on the 2nd inst. for Baltimore with a cargo of shingles from Hornthal & Bro.
     The Str. Lucy arrived in this port on Saturday last in tow of the steam tug Waters, having broken the crankpin to her engine.
     Schr. Ella, Lyncon, master, arrived on Wednesday and left on Tuesday with a cargo of lumber from Walker & Myers' mills, for Hatteras.

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DR. MCDOW GOES FREE. The Jury, By Their Verdict, Say He Is Not A Murderer. - A dispatch from Charleston, S. C., of the 29th, says Capt. Dawson's slayer is not guilty of murder. That is the verdict of the jury, and Dr. McDow is to-night a free man. ...


The fruit crop in the State is said to be excellent.

It now costs $525 a year to retail liquor in Raleigh.

Raleigh has a new industry in the shape of a suspender factory.

The receipts of Davidson College this year were $1,000 more than last year.

Ashboro celebrated the completion of the Railroad from High Point to that town on yesterday.

The N. C. State Agricultural Fair will be held at Raleigh, Oct 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th.

About 10,000 barrels of Irish potatoes have been shipped from Washington, N. C., this season.

Miss Nellie Waddell, of Smithfield, N. C., is running a truck farm. Those are the girls to make good wives.

Miss Pearl Yates, youngest daughter of Rev. E. A. Yates, died in Durham on the 21st inst., age 19 years.

Two ten inch guns and three mortars have been sent down for the coast battery at the Encampment grounds at Wrightsville.

One thousand and one hundred dollars has been given to the Thomasville Baptist Orphanage by Mr. Dennis Simmons, of Williamston, Martin county.

The North Carolina State Guard will go into their annual encampment at Wrightsville on the 9th of July. Transportation will be furnished by the State. - Ex.

R. W. Best, Esq., at one time Secretary of State of North Carolina and for ten years a clerk in the Agricultural Department at Washington, has been removed. - Argonaut

Maj. S. M. Finger, State Superintendent of Public Instruction pronounces the Reading Chart of Iverson Blankeman & Co., and their agent in North Carolina frauds, and warns the teachers of the State against buying the charts.

The project to build a suitable home in this State for the aid of mained and indigent ex Confederate soldiers, says the Carolinina, is meeting a hearty response from our people. It is a most worthy object and should be liberally patronized.

It is said that a lot of axes belonging to the cargo of one of the blockade runners beached off Wrightsville during the war have been uncovered by the tide and lie strewn along the beach. A number of persons have secured some of them as relics. - Ex

The ex-Confederate veterans having expressed a special desire that a day may be set apart for them at the Encampment of the State Guard at Camp Latimer, Wrightsville, Saturday, July 13th, has been designated by Gov. Fowlo as "Veterans Day," The entire brigade of the State Guard will parade on the afternoon of that day, and will receive veterans with the highest honors, a review being among the ceremonies of the occasion. The railways have been requested to give special rates to the veterans. - Fisherman and Farmer

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