Roanoke Beacon Newspaper

Washington County, N. C.

Vol. No. 1 - Issue No. 10 (last issue was listed as No. 3)

July 12, 1889 (Part 2)

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OUR CRESWELL LETTER. Creswell, N. C., July 8 '89
     After fifteen days of rain, we are again having fine weather and farmers are busy as bees.
     Our village is booming. Dr. Hardison, T. B. Bateman and Alfred Alexander have each began to build fine two story residences here and others contemplate building soon.
     Mrs. Deborah Davenport, age 77 years, died near here on the 6th inst. Rev. L. Elborne preached her funeral at St. Davids church where her remains were entered this a.m.
     Rev. S. W. Woodley, who lives near this place, is quite ill.
     The steamer I. D. Coalman is again on the route from this port to Norfolk, making two trips a week, with I. D. Perry as Captain and Mr. Carley Davenport as mate.
     We learn that Mr. Wm. Ansley and Miss Mary E Phelps were married yesterday near here. - Yours &c, X.Y.Z.

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Plymouth is booming.

Jim Smith's pony "gets there."

Town full of railroad men this week.

The town was quiet on Saturday last.

Plymouth is to have another Railroad.

Robertlymangeslett is our "Devil's" name.

Our sick are, we are glad to note, improving.

Miss Hope Hunter is visiting friends in Williamston.

The long looked for Railroad will soon be completed.

Mrs. D. O. Brinkley is visiting relatives at Lee's Mills.

Misses Annie and Alice Pettigrew have returned home.

Come to Plymouth and invest your capital, ye monied men.

Miss Annie Norman, of Skinnersville, was in the city this week.

Mr. S. M. Whaley has returned after a short visit to Norfolk.

Who of our farmers will be the first to send us a water-melon?

If you do not take the paper you ought to, instead of borrowing it.

Capt. Chas. Schooster, of the U. S. Snug Fleet was at home this week.

Murray's Drug Store is the place to get Milk Shakes and Soda Water.

Miss Neva T. Johnston is the guest of the Misses Hilliard on Adams street.

Call at our office, when in need of job work, and see samples and prices.

A new bridge is much needed over the run at Peacock swamp near our town.

The first water-melons of the season were seen on our streets last week.

The young men propose giving an ice cream festival one night next week.

Thanks to Mr. C. V. W. Ausbon for courtesys extended the Beacon force.

The jingle of the little bells attached to the ice cream carts are heard on all sides.

We counted six steamers and three sail vessels in the harbor on yesterday morning.

The County Commissioners held a special meeting at the Court House on Monday last.

Mr. S. D. Jones, formerly of Plymouth but now of New Berne, was in town this week.

Mr. Allie G. Latham, of Ouancock, Va., is visiting relatives and friends in this town.

Mr. N. T. Houston, of Suffolk, Va., was on a visit to his brother, Mr. Geo. Houston, this week.

The weather has been fine during the past week and our farmers have been making use of it.

An ox caused quite much excitement on Washington street Monday by an old fashion run-a-way.

Mr. Earnest Carstarphen [?] presented us with the first figs we have seen this season yesterday. Thanks.

Mr. B. L. C. Bryan and wife of Hamilton, are the guest of their nephew, Mr. J. W. Bryan, on Third street.

Mr. S. K. Everett, formerly of Choinjock, has opened a store at the B. F. Owens stand on Water street. Welcome.

The Railroad has a water front of one mile and it is said that the company will build a wharf the whole distance.

Only a few weeks before the shrill whistle of the iron horse will sound on the east of our town as well as on the west.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction, Rev. Luther Eborne, examined several applicants for teachers on yesterday.

Mr. W. J. Tadlock, one of the most enterprising and successful farmers of Bertie county, gave us a call on yesterday.

A large number of our young people attended services at Ware's Chapel, in Martin county, on Sunday afternoon.

Misses Nellie Hudgins, Lizzie Goelett, Eva and Emma Lehaman made a short but pleasant trip to Edenton on Tuesday.

Miss L<...> Mathias who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. E. Vincent, returned to her home in Gates county on Tuesday.

A corps of surveyors in town this week arranging plans for the depot of the new Railroad, which will soon be completed.

If you are going to leave home for the summer and want the Beacon sent to you, call at our office and leave your address.

The Beacon returns thanks to Mr. Eugene Marriner for the delicious fruit brought us this week. Call again "little Duke."

Mr. L. H. Hornthal and family, left per steamer Hamilton on Monday for Nag's Head where they will remain during the summer months.

Our popular Superior Court Clerk, Mr. T. J. Marriner, spent last Saturday and Sunday with his brother, Mr. L. C. Marriner, at Mackey's Ferry.

Mrs. M. E. La Fluer, of Baltimore, and Miss Mamie DeComis, of this place, who has been about for several months, are the guests of Mrs. H. Peal.

The Roanoke river has been full during the past week and is now quite high. It has overflowed at some points doing much damage to crops and property.

Rev. W. R. Ware, of Washington, N. C., passed through Plymouth on Tuesday enroute for Columbia where he goes to assist the Rev. Mr. Lowe in a meeting.

A new enterprise of Plymouth, is a brick factory, J. T. Pettiford, proprietor. That's right "Tom" make the brick you know Plymouth is going to have lots of new buildings this fall.

Thanks to Mr. Will Denheart for services rendered the past week in getting up the marine report. Will is a clever boy and Walker & Meyers were lucky in getting him as an assistant at their mills.

It is rumored that Messrs. Horthal & Bro., will, at an early date, erect a large brick building on Water St., near their store to be used for a bank. We trust the rumor is true, for of the many things Plymouth needs, a bank is one of the first. Hornthal & Bro., are men of capital and energy, and if they will build a bank we are satisfied they will make a success. Come to the front, gentlemen, and show the people that you mean business.

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