THE NEWS FROM THE OLD
NORTH STATE AND ITS CAPITAL
Father Needham, North Carolina's
. Oldest Citizen and Preacher.
DESTRUCTION OF THEPINE
A Mux ton t'orrewpouOcnl ?lvc? Inter*
cNiin'f 111101 in:i1111 ii Concerning *tt
? Fnlan IlcportM About smallpox
Ntnmnetl unt-Pension Fund Nenr
Ij- All I'nltl Ont?Trensnrtr Will
issue Pcuttcutinry itonils.
Raleigh, N. C April 3.?The death of
Ttev. James Nccdhnm, known all over
the Slate as "Father Necdham," will be
regretted by all denominations and nil
classes of society. He was North Car?
olina's oldest preacher and citizen, and
on .May 26th next, would have celebrat?
ed the 100th anniversary of his birth by
preaching the annual sermon at the
school commencement at Pilot Moun?
tain, his home.
Dr. Creasy, of Winston, a warm
friend of deceased, preached the funeral
\ i . day, and a very laj-ge crowd at?
tended the services.
A letter from Maxton saysi
The ".sighing pine" will soon be a
thing of the past In Robeson county If
the present slaughter continues. In 1S70
there was llfteen bundled million feel
'of this useful timber in the county and
but one saw mill. To-day there are
mills in every neighborhood, several (if
Hum owning their own lallroadj, nnd-|
the outside demand is often so great
that it is difficult to supply the local
liut the plow follows the saw, and In
a few years (his county. Which Is the
jargi Sl in Ihc Stal ?. will raise more cot?
ton and tobacco than was produced in
the State In IS70. to say nothing of corn,
oats, potatoes and other products.
Manufacturing Is having Its renais?
sance also In this section. The Maxton
cotton mill is being renovated, and with
the improved machinery will greatly Iri
crcase its former production as well as
Improve the quality of yarns.
FAI.SK REPORTS STAMPED OUT.
The News and Observer says:
We have sought to be very careful in
publishing r< ports relating to smallpox,
and regret that our informants have
led us into stating that there was a
case In Henderson when there has not
been a case there,,only a "suspected
case." which was moved on without
cerompny, and that another case has
developed at Warrenton.
Yesterday we publish, d a denial from
Mayor Kon, of Warrenton, writes us:
"There has never been but two cases
In our town, case N'o. 1 and case No.
2. who wns the nurse of case No. 1.
So much caution has been taken to Iso?
late and treat these, that It is Impos?
sible for this dread disease to spread."
It is with pleasure that we give place
to these corrections.
State Auditor Aver has Issued war?
rants for nearly all the State pension
money. Out of the flL'O.OOK in warrants
issued by the And.tor, State Treasurer
Worth has paid out Jlls.TGC, thus leav?
ing only $1.2:'.l unpaid.
Bishop Cheshire confirmed a class at
Christ Church yesterday (Easier Sun?
day) morning, and at the Church of
Good Shepherd at night.
Chairman Wilson, of the Railroad
Commission, whose term has expired,
turned over his olllce to Mr. Franklin
The State Treasurer says that he will
publish advertisements for bids for the
$110.000 penitentiary bonds as soon as
the demand is sufliclent. The demand
has begun. They are trr be ?! per retn
len-year bonds, and 105 is already of?
fered for them. Treasurer Worth ex?
pects to get ion for them.
Dr. Abbott, of the Railroad Commis?
sion, will bring a friendly suit for his
seat on the commission!
A one hundred thousand dollar ho?
siery yarn mill Is being worked up for
I.aurinburg. while a like capital will
probably be Invested in a cotton mill
in Maxton In 1000.
The contestce in the Dockery-Bel
lamy Congressional contest finished
taking testimony at Red Springs yc.1%
terday. The testimony Indicated that
so far as Robeson county Is concerned
there are no grounds for the contest.
The only intimation at the polls In
Maxton were shown to have heeri prac?
ticed by the supporters of the contestce
A telephone exchange is being placed
at Rod Springs.
PERSO N A1.8- M A T111M 0 N'T A f, VEN?
(Special to Vlrginlan-Fllot.)
Halifax, N. C, April 3.?Senator E. L.
Travis made a Hying trip to Raleigh
last week. ?
Miss Kate Ousby, who has been
teaching school out in the Dawson sec?
tion, spent Saturday in town with her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ousby.
Rev. Mr. Schubert, of Enfleld, preach?
ed at St. Mark's P. E. Church on Fri?
day night. Rev. R. H, Herring, also
of Enfleld, preached at the Baptist
Church here Sunday morning and
Miss Minnie Carraway, of Washing?
ton, N*. C, and Mr. Dick Hale, of Rich?
mond, V.l., were married on the 29th of
March at the home of the bride. They
were formerly residents of our town
and we wish them much happiness and i
prosperity. They will reside in Rich?
W. A. Wlllcox, justice of the pence,
united In matrimony two runaway cou?
ples that came here from Richmond
the past week, named respectively Mis
M. McKlnnle lo Mr. Bradshaw, and
,Miss Dora Hazelgrove to Mr. Krittle.
We are glad to inform the public that
the throe cases of smallpox in our lit?
tle town are about well. Two of the
patienrs are out. Dr. Green, of Wel
don. who Is the Superintendent of
Health, will in a day or two ral^e the
quarantine, and we hope the dread dis?
ease wlH be forever stamped out. Drs.
Green and Furgerson. ever vigilant and
on the lookout, have taken every pre?
caution to prevent Its spreading. Sore
aims have "been the order of the day.
The Coupty Commissioners are in ses?
sion here to-day and more people arc
to be seeh on our streets than have been
for several weeks of account of the
scare. The town has had the appear?
ance of some banquet hall deserted, but
it is brightening up again.
STATE KBW.N .\OTKS.
Tn the five hotels at Southern Fines
and one hotel at Plnehurst, there are
now 1.C00 guests. The two towns are
literally swarming with people from
New England and the North.?Sanford
After a prosperous year of business
the tobneco warehouses in this city will
soon close their door.- until another crop
is ready for market.- Qoldsboro Argus.
, The new freight depot of the Southern
nt this place is Hearing completion, and
will be occupied on and after the llrst
of April. The new transfer shed wil'
be occupied at the same time.
There have been four freshets In
Netise river since the 1st of January.
This ought to bo enough for one year.
"It's an ill wind that blows nobody
good." however. The fishermen are
reaping a harvest us_.a result of the
high water. We have heard to-day of
several people catching as many as a
dozen white shad In an hour's time
since the water has fallen.
Several years ago Mr. A. G. Carpen
ing, of Cora, Caldwcll county, com?
menced canning tomatoes, berries, etc.,'
on a limited scale. He put up a high
grade of goods, which he sold in small
lots to merchants In this section. Every
order brought larger orders; the de?
mand steadily Increased and to-day he
has a large, nourishing Industry and is
unable to supply the demand for his
popular brands of canned fruit and
vegetables. His factory has it capacity
of 2,000 cans per day, and he cans to?
matoes, tomato soup, corn, beans, ber?
ries and peaches.
?Mrv Daniel Gi-t*TaTk~ of Wilmington,
and Miss Carrie Robinson Young, of
En field, were married last Thursday
The artesian well at Hilton, near Hil
; ton, has reached a deplh of 1,130 feat.
I the last feel through solid rock. No
; water yet.
! ItOV. Ft. F. Caldwell, of Winston. Is
I conducting a series of revival meetings
In the S.nd Presbyterian Church, at
Mr. C. M. McCorkle, son of Judge Mc
Corkle, and Miss Grace Neuland,
daughter of Mr. M. A. Neuland, of Sal?
isbury, were married Friday.
Mr. P. C. Langston hns resigned his
position In the office at the Southern
freight depot at Charlotte. He will prob
nbly engage in other business in that
Mr. J. F. Carroll, of Wilmington, will
rebuild the I.ane Soacl Fertilizer plant,
recently destroyed by fire.'
In the live hotels at Southern Pines
and one hotel at Plnehurst, there are
now l.tiOO guests, The two towns ure
literally swarming with people from
New England and the North.
Mr. Ronnie Edwards, aged 21. died
Sunday of the wounds lie received in
the Clifton saw mill explosion at Cedar
Creek. His father. Mr. Sylvester Ed?
wards, who was also severely hurt, will
recover. Mr. O. 11. Wheeler Is not ex?
pected to live. Two deaths have result?
ed so far from this fearful explosion,
the one above mentioned and the negro,
Will Edwards, who died the day after
News comes from Washington that
it is the belief then- that Mayor A. M.
Waddell, of Wilmington, will be nomi?
nated for Governor by the Democrats
next year. There are a number of prom?
inent gentlemen looking with longing
? ?yes '.o this honor, nnd it Is too early
yet to predict who will lie the nominee.
? Winston Journal.
Messrs. Hargrave & T.eak are now
adding to their underwear manufactory
_a_Z_Wilde-Porn, a SUfllcletH?ninubi r of
nriidiir.es to triple the capacity of the
lil.nit. When all the machines are in
and run a: their full capacity at least
1,200 completed garments will be turn?
ed out a day. To do this work fifty
operatives will he . employed, which
means IhP.I this enterprise will be the
means of adding something like $1.000
a month to the circulating medium of
COURT CONVENES ? KNOCKED
THROUGH A WINDOW?PER?
(Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Edenton, N. C, April 3.?Sunday was
a pretty day and the Easter services
at St. Paul's Church and nt the M. E.
Church were largely attended. The
sermons were appropriate nnd much
enjoyed and the pinging wns excellent.
Court convened here this morning at
10 o'clock. Judge Uowman on the bench.
At this writing the Judge is delivering
his charge to the jury.
A couple of white men got into a dis?
pute Saturday afternoon in front of
Mr. A. T. Rush's* store- From words
they came to blows, which resulted in
one of them being knocked through
one of the large show windows, which
made it rather an expensive knockout,
as the Mayor's Court costs amounted
to Srt.00. and to replnco the glass it will
Mrs. Pattie Gilbert, of Elizabeth city,
is the guest of relatives on Broad
Mr. D. D. Starke. Jr.. of Norfolk, was
at the Day View Saturday.
Solicitor G. W. Ward spent Sunday
in our little city.
Messrs- M. 11. White and Tudor Wins
low, of Hertford, nro attending court
The firs! day's attendance of court is,
as usual, quite large
(Special to Virginiin-Pilot.)
Hertford. N. C. April 3.?The Easter
services at the Episcopal Church yes?
terday were largely attended.
Rev. G. M- Tolscn Is confined to his
room with ill health.
Mr. .1. R. Baylor, the United States
surveyor, who has be.-" here in the In?
terest of Hint department, left for Co?
The Hertford High School picnic was
postponed to-day on account of cool
Beautiful and Impressive Observ?
ance of Easter,
l'ostpourmcnl of Hcvlvnl nml Prayer
Meetings ? Epwortli Lraiinn Con*
ventloii itt > ew llrru- Fnrlii Kol?! -
Ournh Tblevt-ft nt Uorli,
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Klizabeh City, N. C, April 3.?Kastor
was clear anil pleasant?a typical
spring day?ami the people turned out
In large numbers to aill the churches.
A special program was arranged for
Easter service at the Methorlst Church,
and before the services began almost
all the available space was occupied.
The church was beautifully decorated
with Easter lilies, potted flowers and
festoons of ivy and evergreens.
Promptly at 11 a. m. sweet strains of
music to the time of "Jerusalem
Coclestus" nnd "Adanlc" floated out
from their superb organ under the
magic, touch ?i their trained organist,
Mrs. E. G. Thompson. The music by
the choir was all of the highest order,
and especially was the rendition of I
"The Hells of Eastertide," by the choir,
led by Mr. McMullan, and a solo, "He
Hives Who Once Was Slain," by Miss
At the Episcopal Church there wan a
pretty program arranged for the oc?
casion. Tile church was beautifully
decorated with Easter lilies, ferns and
evergreens. The music was enchant?
ing, especially the solos by Miss May
Wood, Dr. Martin and Air. Will We.id.
There was a very pretty Sunday school
service in the afternoon.
The revival services at the Baptist
Church, w hich were to have begun to
d^\ have been postponed to te xt Mon?
day, and the special prayer service ar?
ranged for yesterday afternoon was
postponed till next Sunday at 3 p. nt.
EPWORTH LEAGUE CONVENTION.
Rev. It. C. Beainan, Mies Gay Wood
son and Mrs. Nellie Baxter will leave
this evening to attend the Epworth
League convention, which meets in New
Bern to-morrow evening. The ladies
of the M. 10. Church will hold a mis?
sionary meeting in the lecture-room
next Wednesday evening at 3 p. in.
A KAUM SOLD.
Mr. ,T. Walter Brothers has trans?
ferred by bargain and sale to Mr. Utifus
Scott for $3.300 his farm In Salem town?
ship, this county, lying on the Dry
Ridge road. This is considered one of
the best farms In that section of the
Almost every day reveals new build?
ings going up. We notice Mr. M.
Wright building a large addition to his
residence, corner of Water Front and
Hlversidc avenues; Mr. C. C. Allen
building a house on Lawrence street,
and Hugh Cole on ito.ul street,
SNEAK THIEVES at WORK.
The residents of a certain aection of
Burgess street seem to be annoyed a
great deal by some sneak thieves prowl?
ing around their premises. Some?
times tlie back window is entered and
clothing and other things taken, and
sometimes they are taken from the
llne? while drying. Last Friday night
a pig pen, belonging to Mr. T>. L.
Banks, was entered and one of his pigs
A GOOD DAY.
The Dev. J. Ferebee, pastor of Cor?
inth Baptist Church, reports a good
day with his people yesterday, a large
congregation and general good feeling
Miss Mattio Cartwright gave a very
pleasant sociable to her young friends j
at her home on Kim street last Friday |
PERS< >N'AL MENTION.
, Mr. Jacob Salomonsky ami Mr. .Toe
Prit'chard have been on the sick list
for several days, but are now belter.
Mr. Claud Curry, of Suffolk, V.l..
spent Saturday and Sunday with
friends In town, A.| left for his home
Mr. L. Whitson. who for the Idst year
and a half has been employed In" the
printing business in Worcester, Mass.,
has accepted a position with Messrs.
Edwards & Broughton. of Raleigh, and
is spending a few days here with bis
mother and sister before he goes to his
Mr. George W. Jackson, n merchant,
near Winfall, had his store broken Into
Saturday night and a lot of s mrls ta?
ken. Ills buggy and a gray mare were
also stolen. No trace of the thief or
thieves as yet.
ON A LONG TRAMP WITH A
Chatham. N. C, April 3.?A man
passed through this place a few days
ago who is making one of the longest
journeys on foot (if his tale he true)
that any man ever made. He said that
he Is from New York, and is rolling a
wheelbarrow from that city to British
Columbia, via New Orleans and San
Francisco, and he must make the trip
within two years. He said that n
wager of $r..C"'iO is pending upon the re?
sult of his trip. Ills tale may be true,
and may not. He looked like a coriV
mon tramp, and it may be that he has
resorted to the novel d. vice of rolling
a wheelbarrow through the country in
order to attract attention and "get
money. He had n cover over his wheel?
barrow, in which he carried his outiit,
all weighing about eighty-live pounds.
He spent the night, camping out, in a
pine thick -t near here. He departed
westward. In the direction of Asheboro,
Hi OTI.AND M:i K.
Scotland Neck, N. C? April 3.?Miss
Mary Parker, of Tarboro, came here a
week ago Saturday on a visit to the
family of Mr. R. C. Josey. Sie- was
taken sick the night following her ar?
rival with bronchial trouble and died
at 2 o'clock Saturday morning. She
was about 20 years old, and was a lady
of lovely cha'racter.
Rev. E. C. Glenn's work In the meet?
ing in the Meth?dlst Church li?ro has
greatly endeared him to all the pe pic
There *t\*ei'0 as many ns 00 prof'.
and quite a number joined the Metho?
There Is now very little said about
smallpox In this county. It has been
well handled, and iti about stamped out.
See Dr. Week F.bout your eyes. Ex?
amination free. 210 Ma|n street.
AM UNFAILING SIGH THAI
MATURE IS APPEALING
"When Nature is overtaxed, slip hM
lior own way of giving notice that assist?
ance is needed. She docs not ask for
help until it Is impossible to pet along w ithout
It. Roils and pimples arc an indication that
the system is accumulating impurities which
rftn l]C| n must begotten rid of ;they are an urgent appeal for assistance
rjfl IIlLi i ?h warning that can not safely be ignored.
To nexleut to purify the blood at this
time means, more than the annoyance of painful boils and
unsightly pimples. If these impurities are allowed to
remain, "tho system succumbs to any ordinary illness, and is
unable to withstand t ho many ailments which aro so
prevalent during spring tiud summer.
Mis. L. Gentile, 800-1 Second Avenue, Seattle. "Wash ,
says : ?' I was aflliote i for n long time with pimples, which
were very annoying, ns they disfigured my face fearfully.
After Using many other remedies in vain. S S. S. promptly
and thoroughly oleansed my blood, nnd now I rejoice in
a good complexion, which 1 neve'- had before."
^"^^v^ss Cant. W II Dunlap, of tho A. O S.
~^^>$gk R. 1< - Chattanooga. Tcnn., writes:
ier'''3$ll "Several boils anil carbuncles broke out upon nie, causing
great pain and annoyance. My blood seemed to be in
n riotous condition, and nothing 1 took seemed to do
any good. Sin bottles of S S.S. cured me completely
>'??;, and my blood has boon perfectly pure ever since."
0? FOR THE BLOOD
is the best blood remedy, because it is purely vegetable
and is Hie only one that is absolutely free front potash anil mercury. It
promptly purities the blood and thoroughly cleanses tho system, builds tip
the general health and Btrongth. It cures Scrofula, Eczema, Cancer, Rheuma?
tism, Tetter. Boils, Bores, etc., by going direct to the cause of the trouble ami
forcing out all impure blood.
Books free to any address by tho Swift Specific Co., Atlanta. Ga.
Now Is tho time of year to think about cleaning up yards, preparing ground
for Power and vegetable gardens. You can buy a good, full bolted Wheelbarrow
for One Dollar and Fifty Cents. Our complete and full stock includes?
Shovels, Spades, Hoes, Rakes and Forks!
Different Styled Wheelbarrows,
Small Hand Plows and Wheel Hoes.
-PL., JR., CATALOGUE FREE.
Wire to train climbing vines on nnd keep poultry out of gardens, ns well as
at home. Call and examine our stock.
Norfolk Farm Supply Co.,
SS AND -10 UNION. STREET.
GRO. lt. TODD. MANAGER.
Only Cost $H.50 Upwards, Complete
Cost to Run, $2 and #2.50 per Month.
W?0 DESIRE TO CALL THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC TO OUR NEW
DISPLAY OF HOUSEFUBNlSIilNQ GOODS. WHICH WE ARB OFFERING
AT GREATLY REDUCED 1'ltlCi?S AND ON VERY LIBERAL
In every ?vie:-, nu-'I ty and prh.e; every yard laid free of charge.
REFklOERAJORS AND ICE B XES.
Wo havo an excellent line of ice-Saving Refrigerators and Ice Boxes; c!l sizes
?oeo*o?oCO U C H E S?68?*eo?
Beautiful assortment to select from; all of the newest shades of Uph istery;
GO-CARTS AND CARRIAGES.
id/uiarters for these goods; all styles, shapes and pricr
e m the city.
ALL GOODS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGUiiES !
We ore headquarters for these goods; all styles, shapes and prices. Wo .-;:jw
the largest lino in llw city.
CASH OR CREDIT
f*~~?\ ? ... -? " ,"U^^.*^ x
We guarantee all trunks bought of us
fo?- ono year and repair them free of
charge. \\> paint the name and address
on your trunk gr.it j. Leather Namo
'1 and given away with ail leather bass
and Dress Suit Oases.
A FEW SPECIALS FOR THIS WEEK
A square-top Canvass Trunk, brass
boln and Clamps, iron bottom, brass knees
on top and bottjin, steel strap hinges,
2-sole leather straps, division for hat box.
DRESS SUIT CASES
A Leather Press Suit Case, worth tl.W,
our price 5.'.7".
a Leather Dress Suit Case, worth Jj.CO,
our price, J3.7i.
Roller Tray Trunks,
Automatic Tray Trunks,
Wo have a complete stock of Trave' ng
Pass and Press Suit Cases, Ladles' and
Mill's POCket-bOOks, Traveling Goods of
?i" U'cd", such as. Clocks, Drinking Cups,
Flasks and Traveling Companions. Glvo
us a cull. It will pay you.
jloifolK Tronic Factory,
172 Church St., near Main,
Sewer and Well Pipe
? Plaster, Bricks,
Shingles, Flooring Etc
I J. W. GAMAGE. W. N. WALLIS il
GPHIBGE & WttLLEB.
Headquarter for Foreign
Cement, Lime, Piaster, nicks,
Sewer and Chimney Pipe, Laths,
Shingles, etc O ft ice and warehouse
12 to 18 PLUME ST
Near ih: BriiKi. NORFOLK, VA
When in need of BUILDING MATE
RIAL. Window and Door Frames, all
kind* Tv n Work. Hrackct Worh, Stain
Wot* (n any design, also Mantels, cheap
at.d high grade; all kinds Vou'd:ng,
Church Work, liar Fixtures tlot crleej
W. E. WINBORNE,
n 13? '>'.?k *\ va.
WINBORNE & REA,
KDENTON, N. C.
A full stock of the .ilvive mentioned
material. Storehouse near Ferry Bridge
Berkley. Phone No. 1.209. auH-ly
C?oke, Clark & Co.,
Sash, Doors and Blinds
TILCS AND GRATES'
PAINTS. OILS AND GLASS.
84 Commercial Place anl
87 Roanoke Avenue
V.'p c.ia furnish you with a better and
chearer cream than It is possible to ge;
elsewhere. Come and sample our cream
Bi.d get prices and bo convinced.
CHUB III STREET. OPPOSITE HOLT.
B< >T!l P!K).Nl:S, fax
For Over Fifty Years
has Loa used for ct.'.ldren wtv.le tey?tt?.
leg. It soothes tho child, softens th*
gums, allay ? all pain, en.o wind co;t?.
i emulates ihn stomach and bowels, and"'
is tho ben remedy tor diurrhotta. Twenty.
T.ve cents a bottle. Sold by all druggist*
throughout tho world.
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