Roanoke Beacon Newspaper

Washington County, N. C.

Vol. No. 1 - Issue No. 13

August 2, 1889 (Part 2)

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Indignation meetings are being held in the various towns throughout the State, relative to the acquittal of Dr. Eugene Grisome, in which the names of the most prominent men appears. There seems to be a general dissatisfaction throughout the entire State.

It is said that Dr. McDow appealed to the postoffice officials to protect him against the anonymous letters he receives daily, threatning his life or denouncing his conduct.

[this article is very faint and blurry. I'll do my best with it] RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.
By Rev. R. B. Collier.
     The following resolutions were unanimously adopted to the memory of the late Mr. Austin Parisher, of Scuppernong Union, Gum Nick, Tyrrell county:
     WHEREAS. It has pleased our heavenly Father who is too wise to err and too good to be unkind, to invade the precincts of the Scuppernong Union and sever the life cord of Bro. Austin Parisher, and insomuch as we feel grateful to our heavenly Father for having blessed the world with one who has done so much for the furtherance of His Kingdom in this part of His moral vineyard: therefore.
     That we bow submissively to the will of Him who afflicts none willingly in the dis<...> of His providence.
     2. That in the death of Bro. Parisher we have lost a wise counselor, and one who, in his every day life, exemplified rare Christian virtues which eminate from none other than the bosoms of devout Christian, who are living epistles, known and read of all men.
     3. That we will ever cherish, with fond recollections, the memory of our faithful old veteran, and tender to the surviving members of the family and other relatives our most heartfelt sympathy in their irreparable loss.
     4. That this Union erect a suitable monument to his memory with appropriate inscription, and appoint a committee to raise <...> for that purpose.

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STATE NEWS.

Charlotte is to have a broom factory.

Reidsville will soon have a flour mill of 50 barrels daily capacity.

The North Carolina State Alliance meets at Fayetteville the 13th inst.

The people of North Carolina are determined to have a soldiers' home.

The Stanley cotton mills are putting in 1,000 spindles for making carpet yarn.

Maj. Finger says that the Teachers' Institutes have been well attended this year.

Robert Hancock has been appointed collector of customs for the district of Pamlico.

The State Line Alliance, of North Carolina, will discuss the desirability of ladies joining the Alliance.

It is said that the late Mrs. R. B. Hayes was a prominent friend of a large school for colored girls in this state.

The North Carolina Conference has to agree to the removal of Trinity College to Raleigh before it can be done.

It will doubtless be the fall term of 1890 before the young men of North Carolina can stop at Raleigh and attend Trinity College.

The employees of the Carolina Central railroad have started a movement to erect a monument to the memory of the late Col. L. C. Jones.

Washington county Alliance is some 200 strong and the membership rapidly increasing. The county has only been organized about two months.

The Alliance of Rowan county, this State, reduced the acreage of cotton and tobacco one-fourth, and increased the acreage in corn and peas one-fourth.

Dr. J. P. Munroe has been elected principal of the Medical School at Davidson College in place of Dr. Barringer, who goes to the University of Virginia.

A young gentleman of Charlotte, now visiting the Paris Exposition, writes to a friend that the exhibit of minerals made by North Carolina is the best on the grounds. - Roanoke News.

In speaking of the new fair grounds at Edenton, the Fisherman and Farmer says: The track is completed, the exhibition hall is assuming intended proportions, and the whole place shows signs of early completion.

The burglars get in their work every night in some section of the city. The thing is getting to be monotonous, and a party is now being organized to lynch the first burglar caught in his work. - Wilmington Star.

Capt. T. W. Whisnant has been appointed Superintendent of the Carolina Central Railroad to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Col. Jones. Capt. Whisnant has served this company faithfully for thirteen years and deserves the promotion.

The Alliance has made a remarkable growth in North Carolina. There are now 1800 Sub Alliances in the State, and still the good work goes on. This is cheering news. The more the farmers organize the better their rights will be protected and the brighter will be their future. We congratulate the "Old North State" upon this splendid record. - Farm and Home.

The number of North Carolinians as well as people from other States frequenting <tear> Carolina summer resorts this year is <tear> large, the mountain resorts of which there are many, and the seaside resorts of which there are several, all being well patronized. This is an indication of the easier financial condition of our people and is an index of increasing prosperty. - Wilmington Star.

DIED AT SNOWDEN.
     How pleasant to look towards the West on the evening of a dark and stormy day, and see the sun burst forth in all his glory as though just set free by his dark and gloomy companions; such are the thoughts which arise to my mind as I think of the last days of my friend and brother, Mr. James S. Stevenson who entered into rest May 24th last. What if satan should have bound him many years of his life? Should have sent his evil messengers to tempt him in may ways? And tormented many years of his life; yet how pleasant to remember that God in his mercy gave him strength to conquor. Oh! death where is thy sting? Oh! grave where is thy victory?
     Late in life the silvered locks were bowed at the baptismal font, and there I prayed that God would give him strength to battle with "the world, the flesh and the devil," and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his lifes end.
     To all appearances the prayer has been answered. The body and blood of Christ has been received, and after a short period, in which to show his sincerity, he passed to his reward.
     The clouds have passed away, and presented a calm and peaceful sun-set.
     To the living let me say that the greatest regret of my friend was that he did not devote the prime of his life to God's service more faithfully. Reader guard your life that you may not regret the same. Peace to his ashes, and my deepest sympathy to his bereaved family.
     His friend and pastor, W. Lawton Mellicham PE

ANOTHER EDITOR KILLED.
Call, July 29.
     The last issue of the Marion (N. C.) Times-Register gives, between inverted rules, an account of the shooting and killing of its editor, Colonel Roger J. Page, on Monday night last, on his arrival in Marion, on the mid-night train. The name of the assailant is not given, but he is referred to as one of Marion's most prominent physicians, whose wife Page had debauched. The office of the Times-Register is just opposite the residence of the physician referred to, and Page, who is described as a man of culture and a fine conversationalist, was received in the family as a visitor. To make a long story short, the editor's visits became more frequent, until stolen visits, in the absence of the husband, were habit ually practiced, and the ruin of the wife and mother was quickly consummated. The Times-Register tells the whole story in a straightforward, unvarnished manner and without any attempt to palliate or excuse in any manner the conduct of its late editor. But was a badge of mourning in good taste?

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Geo. E. Stevenson - Feed Store - Dry Goods - Groceries. - Plymouth

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The Plymouth High School, will open the first Monday (2nd day) of September 1889. Tuition Moderate. - C. W. Toms, Ph. B., Principal - Plymouth

Wesley Female College - Murfreesboro, N. C.

Wine Hill Male Academy, Scotland Neck, Halifax county, N. C. - W. C. Allen, Principal

Suffolk, Va., Military Academy, established in 1875. Joseph King, A. M., Prin.

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