Roanoke Beacon Newspaper
Washington County, N. C.
Vol. No. 1 - Issue No. 14
August 9, 1889 (Part 1)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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THE ARTESIAN WELL.
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"HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE."
The grading on the road from Williamston to Plymouth has been completed and track laying is being done as rapidly as possible. All the trestles have not yet been built, but it is thought that the road will be finished and trains will be running on it before October. The terminus of this road will be at Roper City, six or eight miles below Plymouth, where there is plenty of water front, and it is generally believed that a line of steamers will be put on from this point direct to Baltimore. It is thought that trains will be run direct from Weldon to Plymouth and Roper City in connection with the steamers to Baltimore. It is also reported that a road will be built from Roper City to some point on Pamlico Sound. - Roanoke News
The above paragraph from the News is right so far as it speaks of the Railroad being pushed forward to completion, but, it must be wrong when it says that the terminus will be at Roper City eight miles below Plymouth. In the first place there is no water front at said town. It being situated on the McKensey creek, one of the most crooked streams we ever saw, and is not navigable only by small boats.
The terminus of this road will undoubtedly be Plymouth as the company is now at work building the depot, elevators, etc. After the road is completed to this point, it may then run a branch road to Pungo river, unless Mr. Roper can be persuaded to connect his road at this place, which it is quite likely he will do.
The R. R. R & L. Company will run their road to Washington, making this the northern terminus. As to water front, no town can offer better.
Theodore Council, the young man who killed his wife with "Rough on Rats" near Robersonville, Martin county, about two weeks ago, was arrested near his home on Friday last and committed to jail at Williamston to await trial. He is trying to get acquitted on a plea of insanity, but if guilty of the crime he should be given the full penalty.
In our last issue we mentioned the killing of an Editor, Roger J. Page, of Marion, N. C. A late dispatch from Marion, tells us that one Edwin brown, charged with the homicide, went to the Sheriff's office voluntarily and surrendered. He waived examination and was committed to await his trail at the October term of the Superior Court.
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Lincolnton is to have a new $10,000 hotel.
Cabarrus county will have a fair this fall.
Newton is having her streets macadamized and sidewalks curbed and paved.
The next session of the Western Baptist Association will be held at Asheville October 28th.
A large amount has been subscribed to build a cotton factory at New Berne on the co-operative plan.
A patent has been granted Rev. C. L. Arnold, of Wilmington, on a new and useful improvement in cars.
Charlotte is said to manufacture more paper for the country than perhaps any other place of equal size.
A meeting has been held at Asheville looking to the establishment of a wood-working establishment there.
The headquarters of the Inter-State Immigration Bureau, which embraces all the Southern States, will be located at Raleigh.
The Battery Park Hotel at Asheville, which is one of finest in the state, is soon to have one hundred more rooms added.
The Warrenton Gazette has entered upon its eighteenth year under the same management. Few papers in the State have done so well.
Morganton Star: We understand that the Morganton Land and Improvement company will positively open a bank in Morganton on or before the 1st of October next.
Governor Fowle thinks the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America should be held at Washington and the expenses be paid by the general government.
The Southern Cotton Exchange rates North Carolina fourth as a cotton producing State, and makes the statement that no Southern State ranks it flunucially [?], as is evidenced by the great increase in manufacturing industries and in railway development.
There will be eight or ten fairs in this State this year. The first will be August 6th at Mount Holly. The list will close with the Fayetteville Fair in November, with the Centennial Celebration, where Jefferson Davis and Senator Ransom will speak. - Democrat.
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