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MARCH 6, 1874
Some Italian immigrants have ar
rived in Charlotte.
Edenton Street Methodist Church
will probably be rebuilt.
The bodies of the Siamese twins
are to be placed on exhibition.
Dr Bertly, of Edenton, has recov
ered his little boy who was lost
Chicken cholera is prevalent in the
neighborhood of Rocky Mount.
T. N. Ramsay organized more than
a dozen Good Templar lodges during
his recent tour.
A enthusiastic immigration meet
ing was held in Elizabeth City on
Saturday of last week.
Ultra temperance ladies of Raleigh,
says the Xtws, seriously contemplate
inaugurating the crusade there.
The young ladies and gentlemen of
Louisburg are practicing for a concert
to De given some time this month.
Hon. V. M. Bobbins has bean
ted to address the Alumni Association
of Randolph Macon College, on next
One hundred and ninety tons of
iron, for the Carolina Central Rail
way, arrived in Wilmington on Thurs
day The Wilmingtonians have the hope
oi a $iou,vuu appropriation from Con
gress for the benefat of the mouth of
The gin bouse of Messrs. J. B.
Phillips and J. J. Battle, near Rocky
Mount, was destroyed by fire last Tues
day night. Incendiarism is suspec
ted. The Enfield Tmtt says that the far
mers in that section are very despon
dent, and are not at all active in their
preparation of the soil for the next
Good unimproved lands can be
bought in the Elizabeth City section
at from $3 to $3 per acre, and cleared
lands, with moderate improvements,
at from $10 to $20 per acre.
The rumor that ex-Gov. Vance and
Col. Wm. Johnston are contemplating
the establishment of a newspaper in
Raleigh is untrue. They have no
such intention says the Observer.
Real estate is steadily advancing in
Raleigh. Property that five years ago
brought $8000, now sells for $15,000.
The population, too, is steadily in
creasing. There are two hundred
bouses in course of erection.
The Henderson Tribune says there
is at Kittrell's an old car of the Ral
eigh and Gaston railroad covered with
shingles, and wonders how this home
looking concern would appear run
ning on the road now as it did twenty-five
The Raleigh Examiner says: A citi
zen of McRae, Telfair county, Ga.,
writes the Secretary of State that he
holds a bond against the State of
North Carolina for four hundred dol
lars. No. 1647, dated May 10th, 1780,
and the said bond is made payable in
Newbern, N. C. He desires to Know
if such bond is still recognized, as he
is anxious to realize the amount
A small little boy at the Military
Institute at Charlotte, on Friday last,
pointed at a little son of Col. Thomas
what he thought to be an unloaded
gun in order to pop a cap at him.
The trigger was pulled, the gun fired
and a charge of birdshot took effect
in the left side of the head. The
skull was not fractured though a
large part of the scalp was torn away.
The wound is not dangerous but se
Says the Wilmington Star of the
"Friday night the county of Rob
eson was the scene of one of those
horrible murdere that almost chill the
blood when narrated, and that go to
make up the bloody record that dis
graces the civilization of the nine
"The parties to this latest horror
were Miles Purcell, Jimmie Purcell
and Thomas Seals; the first named a
colored man, and the two latter white.
"The murder was committed at or
near Gilchrist's Bridge, on Lumber
River, some 20 or 25 miles northwest
of Lumberton; and the tale of butch
ery is briefly told:
"The two Purcell'e toot a horse and
buggy belonging to Seals without his
concent; Seals remonstrated with them,
when the brutes turned upon him
and beat him to death with sticks.
"The murderers have not baea ar
rested, but it is hoped they may soon
be lodged in j ail.
Condensed from the Charlotte Dem
ocrat: The Directors of the N. C. Rail
road held a meeting at the Company
Shops on Friday laat eight of the
twelve Directors were present. The
absent ones were J. L. Morehead, W.
R. Myers, R. Barringer, and Moses
Ilolmes. We hear it rumored that a
resolution was offered directing the
President of the road, W. A. Smith,
to call a meeting of Stockholders to
consider the amendments to the char
ter enacted by the late Legislature,
called the "Consolidation Bill," and
that the Board with only one dissent
ing vote refused to so instruct the Pres
ident on the ground that the bill itself
directed that the Governor should
issue the call for a meeting of the
Stockholders. If the Legislature had
passed a supplemental or special bill
directing the Governor to call the
meeting, instead of inserting such
power in the amendments to the char
ter which have to be adopted by the
company before they take effect, the
Governor prolably could have legally
issued the call; but as it is, it seems to
us he has no power in the premises.
The Board of Directors, it is said,
will not call the meeting because the
Legislature tried to ignore them and
their President by attempting to con
fer the duty on the Governor. And,
further, it is understood that more
than two-thirds of the Board are un
favorable to the Consolidation Bill as
passed by the Legislature. We learn
that the Directors will hold another
meeting on the 13th of March, and if,
by that time, the money due on the
lease contract is not paid-, the lease
will be annulled. We are informed
that President Smith declares that he
will build or complete the Western N.
C. Railroad, but not under the consol
idation law of the lata Legislature.
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Epidemic. Cold and coughs.
Onck Mors. The Spring time hat rome
C'ik-vmxo Oct. The gutters on Main
St. need cleaning out.
Our Nkxt. The communication
Manual Labor will appear in our next.
Fkiknds of Tkmpebaxci. EdgecoJibe
council has nearly a hundred members.
Kkuoious. Survices in the Baptist,
Episcopal and Presbyterian churches next
Ixsckaxcb. Mr. Orren William, agent
of the Equitable Life, has paid out about
$17,000 within the last six months.
FAKMixti. Farmers say it has been so
wet that but little preparation has as yet
been made for the coming crop.
Vegetation". Leaves upon the shade
tree9 begin to peep out, and peach trees
are beautifying the orchards and gardens.
DoKd it I'av ? Is it ecouomy for farm
ers to buy stable manure in town and haul
it three or four miles in the country ? We
sec it is being practiced here.
Does yocb House Leak ? See if you
would not save hundreds of dollars by
using the slate roof painting. Call on Mr.
T. E. Lewis for particulars.
Busy. Last Saturday was an unusually
busj- day with our merchants. Due prob
ably to the fact that it was the last in the
month and laborers had been paid up.
Book Aoent. Mr. E. D. McNair !s
agent for Cen. Jos. E. Johnson's history
of his campaign. It is doubtles a good
book and we hop Mr. i !jNair success
Sick. The many friends of our most
highly esteemed eountyman, Gov. Clark,
will regret to hear of his illness. We hope
wc may soon be able to announce his r ed
A Suggestion. We suggest that our
Hebrew citizens invite Gov. Vance to de
liver his lecture on the Scattered Nation
here. They could make expenses by
charsins an admission fee.
Ix Jail. Sheriff Bryan has only .five
boarders in his popular hotel, two whites
and three colored, only three however are
permanent lodgers, the other two waiting
transportation to Wilson and Greene coun
ties. Notice. There will be a meeting of the
Tar River Jockey Club on Saturday, 7th
inst. All the members are requested to at -tend
as business of importance is to be
JNO. S. DANCY, Prest.
H. C. Bocrxe, Sec'y.
Rcxxymede. Extensive preparations
arc making for the races at Runnymede
Park on the 2nd and 3rd prox. Mr. J. H.
Brown, our popular dealer in Saddles, Har
ness, &c, has donated a fine saddle to the
Club as a prize to be contested.
Female Seminary. A notice has been
issued to the stockholders of the Female
Seminary, that unless the 1st and 2nd in
stallments are paid before the 10th inst.,
they would be collected bv law. Next
Tuesday is the last day when, if the install
ments are unpaid, suit will lie brought on
the whole note.
Woman and her Influence.' Renieui
ber Dr. Baker delivers his lecture on thiB
subject at the Court House on next Mon
day night. The Dr., has kindly consented
to devote himself to an hour's entertain
ment for the public, and we hope it will
show its appreciation by a full turnout on
S. & K. R. It. A private letter from a
gentleman in Raleigh says : " I will send
you in a few days some of the charters of
the Seaboard & Raleiirh Road they seem
to be in earnest about the matter."
We will be glad to furnish these charters
to anv who will call for them. If our
people would manifest a little public spirit
in regard to this enterprise much good
might accrue to this section.
Spiritual Rappixos. A party of ladies
and gentleman met at the residence of Mr.
Julius Barlow, on Monday night, to test
some of the mysteries of the spiritual rap
pings. The spirits acknowledged the
presence of two mediums, and manifested
their delight at being called forth by tak
ing possession of a table and making it cut
numerous and various didoes. Many ques
tions were asked and frequently answers
were riven which were startling in accu-
Adam and Eve and the Apples. We
have received the following, which we give
as indicating that the crop of apples that
year must have been very large, and that
our first parents' capacity to dispose of
them was truly wonderful. Our corres
pondent says :
Now make the number they ate thus
Eve says to Adam C I 8 1 ; then Adam says
to Eve C I X L I 8 2. Now as they got
into a dispute about which ate the most,
and as she was EVE-il disposed by taking
the apples first without liberty, and as evil
disposed women are apt to be contrary and
j try to carry their point, probably she wan
ted to make out that she had eaten the
i most. So after she had said to Adam C
8 1, and Adam to Eve 1 1 X L 1 8 ii, Jfive
said to Adam, no C I X L 1 8 1 4 you did.
Total, ,: 110,121,652,177
PURIM IN TARBORO".
Agreeable to an ancient custom among
the lsralites, the Feast of Purim was cele
brated in this town on Monday, March 2nd,
by a private Masquerade party at the spa
cious residence of Mr. A. Whitlock. It
was attended by the entire Hebrew com
munity of Tarboro, and by several guests
from Washington, Greenville, Battleboro
and Enfield, who attended in mask, and
were not recognized till the same was re
moved. Precisely at 9 o'clock the music.
furnished by Pomp Long and two able as
sistants, struck a Grand March, led bv Mr.
H. Morris and Mrs. A. Whitlock, " who
were not masked. There were over twen
ty couples, most of them in disguise, who
presented a brilliant as well as grotesque
appearance to the spectators, while march
ing from one room to the other. The
march over, each person attempted to carry
out the character they personated, which
caused almost side-splitting laughter to all
The costumes, with few exceptions, were
original and on the comic order. It would
be a difficult task for a nrfessional ouil-
driver to do justice to all the characters
where there were so many who acted then
part to perfection, and who added so much
fun and hilarity to the occasion, hence we
wiu not attempt, even if space admitted, to
give more than a passing glance at the most
prominent of the characters present :
Masked Ladies Misses J. M.. as the
School Girl : E. K.. as Irish Lace Peddler:
R., Daughter of the Reeiment : C. A..
Hunting Girl ; 8.. Peasant Girl : V. It..
Gipsey Queen ; S. A., Goddess of Liberty ;
Mrs. M., Colored Lunch Peddler; Mrs.'j.
A. O., Gipsey Princess; Misses E. W.,
Peasant GirL and M. II.. Girl of the Peri
Masked Gentleman Messrs. J. K.. Ne
gro Ban joist; J. O., Duke Alexis; A. II.,
Capt. Jack of Modoc Fame ; S. E., Sambo;
F. J. B., Lord Dundreary ; K., Ballet
Dancer; S. W., Negro Minstrel; D. S.,
Tyrolese Singer; S. & E., Dolly Vardeft
Twin Brothers; J. A. O.. Coouette: J. G..
Grandmother; E. G., a Preacher; W. R.,
Day and Night ; D. L., English Swell, and
last but not least. A. W.. Ovenrrown
VV e venture to say that no nleasanter
evening has ever been spent within the
limits of Tarboro, and since the Hebrew
young men have been so successful in their
nrst attempt at a Masquerade party, it is
well to state m this connection that it is
their intention to give a Grand Public Fan
cy Masque Ball at a suitable time during
the present year.
1 hanks are hereby tendered to the Com
mittee composed of Messrs. Sol Whitlock,
D. Litchtenstein and A. Heilbroner. for
their complete arrangements and the inter
est they displayed to make the party enjoy
able to all present.
v ine and refreshments were served sev
eral times during the evening, aud it was
6 A. Al. before the happy party dispersed
to their homes to dream of a repetition of
such fun. . Participant.
Concord Lodoe, No. 58, A. Y. M.
Regular communication to-night at Ti
'clock. Work in the third degree. Bus
iness of importance to be transacted. A
full attendance requested. Visiting breth-
eren invited. Bv order W. 31.
N. M. Lawbekce, Sec'v.
March Oth, 1874,
Cufpxe tor Congress. An Exchange
It may be put down as a settled fact
that a niger will be nominated and elected
to Congress in the 2nd District. Dudley,
of Craven, Hyman, of Warren and O'Hara,
of Halifax are the leading aspirants.
Why, how is this ? No mention is made
of Camper, of Edgecombe. For the honor
of our county we demand that Camper
have a fair showing before the public.
Young, handsome, chivalrous and " trooly
loiL" he would be a man of whom the Rads
might be proud, occupying Tthe seat of
Ruffin, Hall, Stanly and others.
Buncombe. We hear that Judge
Clark-ee grew very wrathy with a consta
ble, and the Sheriff of Edgecombe under
whose orders the constable acted, because a
prisoner was carried to Wilson court from
this county with manacles an. His honor
thought such an indignity too great to be
borne by a free American citizen, and when
he thought of the election to take place
this summer, he felt like girding on his
sword for the fourth time. In fact he did
become so furious, we hear, that he sent
the constable to jail for the offence. We
hope the constable will sue him for false
imprisonment, and that he mav be prose
cuted under the criminal law.
Boistrous and Disorderly Conduct.
We notice that a person was arrested and
taken before the Mayor a few days ago on
the charge of using boistrous and profane
language on the streets. If this is the
beginning of a general practice to'be pur
sued, we heartily congratulate the town
authorities upon its inauguration. It has
been a shame to our police heretofore that
a lady considered it unsafe to be on our
streets Saturdays and other public days.
We hope the ordinance against disorderly
conduct on the streets will be hereafter
vigorously and fearlessly enforced, and
that all (rood citizens will encourage the
Mavor in his work.
Meeting of County Commissioners.
This Board met for its monthly convoca
tion last Monday : Present the whole
The first business in order being an elec
tion of a member of the Board to supply
the place of John C. Dancy, deceased,
ballot was gone into, with the followin
nominations before the court : Geo. Math-
ewson. Clem S. Camper, R. M. Johnson
and Jesse Garner, Colored, and John Lan
caster, white. The first ballot stood two
for a white man and two for a negro, the
second was ditto and so were they all
during the .whole day,Jwhen the court ad
journed, having accomplished nothing
whatever. The contest was evidently a
strong political one, the leading radical
politicians being present, each looking after
the interest of his peculiar sect.
The whole scene was a sad one. Here
was a body of men trying to elect one of
the most important officer, of the county,
one to assist in the management of the
finances of a large and wealthy county,
and yet the men of means and standing,
men whose interest would have been a
guarantee of their integrity, were all passed
by, not once thought of perhaps, and such
men as we have mentioned put forward.
The want of character and dignity too in
the court was lamentably noticeable
Mathewson was the wit of the Board which
seemed to enjoy his facetix abundantly,
Godwin being gieatly diTerted whenever
he would make the slightest observation
The manner in which it submitted to sur
vilance and espionage from political lead
era was also extremely humiliating, and
we left the court feeling that surely we
must be at the bottom of political degrada
tion. We cannot believe this is to con
tinue always, but that ere long the public
mind of the North will realize our condi
tion and bend its influence towards our
There will be a called meeting of the
Board on the 23rd inst.
BntDrsre and Loan Association. Wc
ask permission to call the attention of our
friends in the country, who expect to re
quire aid in carrying on their agricultural
operations during the present year, to a
j consideration of the merits, and aptitude to
their want., of tlie financial society in our
midst known as the Building and Loan As
sociation. Its name is doubtless due to the
fact that its prime object was for the loan
of money to aid in building. For this pur
pose it is truly appropriate, but its operation
is not peculiar to that alone but may be ex
tended to almost all business pursuits. For
instance the merchant is in need of capital,
he can get the money from a Building and
Loan Association and thereby wait until he
has had a chance to realize from his trade
before he has to repay his borrowed capi
tal. In a similar manner it can also be
advantageously used by a farmer who has
to work on borrowed capital. He can get
the money needed from the Association, at
a much less rate of interest than is fre
quently paid to commission merchants, and
has a long time and by small installments
to refund it. It also allows a discount to
those who will pay six or twelvemonths
in advance, thereby giving au opportunity
to avoid the inconvenience of monthly pay
ments and getting a good interest on the
money. We have no hesitation in saying
that farmers would find it greatly to their
advantage to take this method of procur
ing money, rather than by getting it from
the North at their exorbitant rates of inter
est. It woidd be impossible in a short article
as this to explain the operation of the
Building and Loan Association, sufflice it
to say, it rests upon the principle of a
monthly compound of interest and a par
ticipation of each member in the profits of
the concern. For each share of stock one
dollar must be paid into the Association
every month and when that share has been
borrowed on, or in other words redeemed,
an additional dollar is to be paid. In the
Edgecombe Building and Loan Association
money is now atout $160, so for ten shares
a person could get $1600, for which he
would have to pay $2.00 per month until
the association is wound up, which is esti
mated to take place in about four years.
Of course the amount to be paid hereafter
must be added to that already paid to esti
mate the rate of interest at which money is
borrowed. We would, however, refer any
of our country friends, who wish to invest,
to any member of the Association, or to
Mr. Spragins, the Secretary, for a full ex
planation of its working.
The Tarboro' B. and L. Association lacks
nearly six hundred shares of having its full
number, and its shares are at present low,
being only about six or eight dollars.
A View of Education
effect of fees schools on the colored
PEOPLE "A LITTLE LEARNING IS A DAN
GEROUS THING," &C.
A correspondent writing from Tarboro'
to the State Agricultural Journal thus gives j
his view of education, especially as applied
to the colored people :
Now that the common schools are in op
eration throughout a great portion of our
6tate, we, or a few at least, are beginning
to realize its results. e are in lavor of
promoting and diffusing knowledge for the
good of those unable to defray the expen
ses of an education, but it oftentimes re
sults in a curse to the lower class m this
country. We have several examples of
this sort, for in the year 1873 there were
two negroes sentenced to our State peniten
tiary, haying been convicted of forgery.
The performers of this great crime could
barely read and write, enough, however, to
cause vanity and villainy to revive a reso
lution to commit such a crime, tbimung,
perhaps, that it would never be detected.
Besides these, we have had others equally
aggravating. But whether these ne
groes were taught in the free schools or not
we are not aware, out wnetner iney were
or not it serves to show us what to expect
from negro education.
The negro children attending school, as
soon as they can read consider themselves
prepared for business, and very few have
any idea of laboring as their parents have
done, for they seem to think that a person
with a little education would be degraded
were he to humble himself to the plow.
So we may imagine the condition of the
rising generation of negroes. Also, the
danger and snares education exposes a per
son to, however limited it may De. Ana
the more limited it is, greater is the danger.
Too unfortunately, vanity is the result or
education, and vanity causes desperation
and restlessness. We do not mean, how
ever, that education is the only cause of
vanity, but one of the principal causes.
Negroes, as a general thing, are unreason
ably inclined, and are, as most of us, sub
ject to extremes. And an education is
simply a fostering oi their corrupt ana evil
nature. Lducation then can never be Den-
eficial to them until they can be taught to
consider the use of it and to apply it m the
The faults mentioned are not entirely
and distinctly allied to the colored race,
but are apparent in the characters oi many
of our young men who have been blessed
with the advantages of an education, r or
in many instances they seek some more
honorable vocation than that of agriculture
the noblest pursuit of man. And if
every one could consider it as such and
follow accordingly, it wouia oe a most nap
ov change. Some of the greatest men ot
rank were pursuers of this occupation, and
they did not consider labor hurtful to their
character, although possessed witn an en
viable education. Then why snoutd we
not follow their example and by our own
example leave a worthy one to the colored
race for they are more or less inclined to be
governed by our actions. And a negro
with an education, seeing a white person
with one standing aloof from labor and
oftentimes resorting to the most unscrupu
lous means to refrain therefrom, feels him
self, of course, on an equal fooung with
him, and will follow the promptings of
their savage-like heart into greatest depths
of iniquity. This is from the example
they have and the only difference is he
plunges deeper into crime, which of qourse
is owing to his uncivilized qualities. And
we cannot censure him with his faults while
our own are exposed.
Education, then, is a blessing to our State
and our world, if it be properly applied
But everything in its present condition, it
is a curse to us and our welfare. If the
teachers in the common schools were com
pelled to impress the minds of their pupil
with the honor and importance of labor,
and to view education in its right sense,
then the object would look a little more
plausible and would be, we dare say, more
beneficial to the public interest.
The greatest blessing ever invented
Siffht. the greatest gem of nature. Call at
BELL'S and get a pair of Patent Eye-Cups,
and restore your sight. Relief given in one
minutes time without pain. If you doubt
this wonderful statement, go and be con
vinced. Will cure far or near sightedness.
Hundreds of testimonials to be seen.
" Their Name is Degion." may be applied
to those who die onnuaUy of Cousumption
although science has of late years sensibly
diminished their number' It is gratifying
to know that the use of Jr. JJutar'i Btdtmn
of WSd Chtrry is largely instrumental in
attaining this and.
For the Euquiivr-S nitl.erner.
The Temperance Crusade.
Mr. r.Drroi:: That " moral cyclone "
as Mr. Beeclu-r calls the praying temper
ance lmnenient of the women of the West,
continues to advance Eastward. The
Congressional Temperance Society at Wash
ington has recently held two meetings aud
resolved to open a systematic campaign
against liquor selling in the District of
The women are to begin with their pray
ing bands next Saturday. In Orange Ne w
Jersey and on Staton Island the woi;k has
Nothing has yet been done in New York
City and in Philadelphia, except in the way
of preparation. Dr. Dio Lewis is said to
be awaiting hi the former city, to organize
operations next week, having been promis
ed, it is said, the service? of three thousand
A very good preliminary indication is
seen in the resolve taken by the Trustees of
Trinity Church, under the enfluence of
many of the members particularly the wo
men, to weed out the liquor dealers among
the tenants of the church property. It is
certainly high time that the churches of the
land should free themselves from all com
plicity in the liquor traphic.
In the meantime the demonst-ntion con
tinues at the West, extendiug in every di
rection, with varied results. In one place
a legal injunction has been issued against
sucu worsnip, says the Judge, as "is
made the pretext of breaking up a man's
lawful trade ;" but, generally, a f ah-degree
of success appears to have attended the
movement, although it is likely that any
case of visible triumph is made more of by
the press than instances of failure.
And then, again, what may prove to be
the most beneficial result of the crusade is
not so conspicuous at present we mean
the general moral awakening as to the evils
of intemperance, which will inspire hun
dreds and thousands, particularly of the
young, with right principles and safe hab
its. As Mr. Beecher has said, the evil of in
temperance "has defied legislation; we
have made laws restricting it, and we have
lost in some respects and gained in others,
and now, under the providence of God,
there lias arisen a moral cyclone, a perfect
tempest of influence."
It is likely to be exaggerated, possibly to
be misdirected and wasted, in many in
stances ; but it springs from noble impul
ses, and it M ill accomplish much good.
Although it is carried forward essentially
by enthusiasm, it needs to be directed by
good judgment as much as any reformatory
Never should it be unattended by the
evident spirit of love and charity, for even
a praying persecution of even a rumsellcr
will awaken sympathies in his behalf, and
will sooner or later react against the cause
Why, also, should not the rum-drinker
be equally labored with in prayer, seeing
that he is not free from blame and certain
ly needs the zealous ministering attention
of the Christian community ?
However, an extraordinary moral agita
tion like this brings its own laws, and will
work itself out accordingly, with little re
gard to criticism, advice or opposition.
All right-minded persons will lend their
influence to strengthen the good of which
it is capable, and to lessen and efface what
ever appears to lie objectionable in its
Messrs. Battle's Cotton Mills at
Rocky Mocst. The following to the Nor
folk Landmark under date of the 23rd ulti
mo, in regard to an enterprise in which we
all feel an interest, we ropy with pleas
The next day after the date of my last I
accompanied the proprietor in lookiug oer
the famous Rocky Mount Mills. This cot
ton mill, as perhaps is well known, was erec
ted soma years before the war, and prored
Tery remunerative investment, but was
burned in '69 and rebuilt in 71, and is now
successful operation. I first examined
the dam, a massive structure of solid gran
ite, the bulwarks of which ou each side were
of natural rock connected together by a
ledge of rocks at the bed of the river, form
ing, as I am told, originally, quite a oeanu-
fnl cascade. After leaving this
ITF.nE8TI30 PIECE OP WORKMANSHIP,
aud unique blending of the natural with the
runcial, I then visited the picking room,
where the cotton is separated into the minu
test particles, all the dirt discarded and then
made into rolls again. To this, as also
most every machine in the building, were
attached automatic appendages so arranged
that as soon as a certain task was completed,
or if anything should become displaced, it
topped as of its own accord, until ire-ud-
I went next to the carding rooms, then
to the spinning, weaving and finally to the
warping rooms ; but 1 nave omittea tne de
tails, for although the courteous proprietor
made them extremely entertaining and in
structive to me, as an actual observer, I am
not so sure of my ability to interest the gen
eral reader. In connection with the factory
are a saw and grist mill, both doing a fine
business. It is contemplated, as the pro
prietor informed me, to foim
a joint stock company,
with capital sufficient to rm 500 (.piudles,
as there is water power enough to run
1.000. It is a compliment due the good Mat -
ageruent and humanity of the owners of
this coucern to say ti.at no accident oi any
importance has ever happened iu the mills
to any one, and that I never saw beforo so
healthy and 1 ppy a class of laborers, all of
whom are white, io eacn grown laborer s
given gratuitously a house and garden. The
wages per diem range from 10 cents to chil
dren to $4 to- men. The want of skilled
labor end the trouble in securing an sfficient
superintendent, are among the difficulties to
be encountered in an enterprise of this
nature. It would be well for us to follow
the example of the proprietor, who is able
to superintend his own business. Now I
would advise anv. young or old, laborer,
mechanic, or anybody else who is out of em
ployment, to settle near the Kocky Mount
mills, where, I am assured, he will omaia
employment if he is
HOKST ASD 1XICSTR10D8
and I would invite all who are weary of
tiresome turmoil and dull routine of city
life to spend a few days at the pretty little
village of Rocky Mount, and my word for
it, you will return wuh your energies re
newed and something pleasant to think of
for a life time. If you are of a practical
disposition, the low rumbling of ihe factory,
the shrill whistle oi tne locomotive, ana me
munner of the busy little town will afford a
pleasant and continuous response to your
feelings. In another lettei pernaps, i may
Vive vou some description of the natural
beauties or a spot whicn has onl y io De seen
to be admired.
Mak Mosey fast and honorably, $12.t"0
per day'or $75 per week, by at once apply
ing for a territorial right, (which are given
free to agents,) to sell the best, strongest,
most useful, and rapid selling Sewing
Machine, and Patent Button Hole Worker,
ever used or recommended by families, or
buy one for your own nse ; it is only $ ".
8ent free everywhere by express. Address
all orders to BUCKLAND SEWING MA
CHINE Cor. Greenwhich & Cortlandt 8ts,
Oct. 4.-1873. Cm.
Unlike other Cathartics, Dr. Prierce',
Pleasant Purgatives Pellets do not, after
their operation, have a secondary tendency
to render the bowels more costive. This is
an important improvement, as all who have
ever taken many pills or other cathartics for
the purpose of overcoming constipation, knew
to their so rrow that the secondary effect of
all such medicines has been "to render a bad
matter worse." These Pellets produce such
a secondary tonic effect upon the bowels as
to bring about a permanent healthy action.
Hence their great value, taken in srpall doses
daily for a leneth of time, in habitual consti
pation and in Piles, attended and produced,
as they generally are, by torpor of the liver
9 i! n . 5 T Ia Of
Sold by Druggists at 25
cents ft rial.
COKKEOrEll WRRKLY Bf
O. C. FA.RRA.R & Co.,Grocers
M UN STREET,
J'UtHOHO', TV. (
Home )H'0(itK-tiii :uv niH ;u buying
ice, and all other si du ..l!iii!f price from
Ba'o(-.s i'. Umii.
Shonl.ler. U-l !l.....lSo .
Siile.e, l.:.-k Ixmc a-iil ul.
Bulk Meats. Mioiild.-rs, i-er llj.
Beef. Prr.li, per it..
Spiced Familv per lb
Bagging,. .' prr V!lr,
Bkkswax "fr tt. ".
Cotton, per pound,
ua 17 :
i.otton Yaks, per t-nncli. lo0(0
Cokn, per bushel, f 00(7 i
Cheese. J Its ounqeA I
Egos, per dozen 001 3c
Floi r Patapseo family V ''hi $10 On
Other brauds IT3tia50
Hides Dry f ft. .000 lie
ireen, ft. .!ic I
Ikon- Ties, lb. i0c '
Lard, $ Q. I2"l.je I
Meal, per bushel 1.00120 i
Molasses--SngHr Hon-e trallon, S:jo0 j
Cuba " C02 To !
Osions, per liii.hcl, - 0 002 50 j
1'ork Mtws per Mil. l'.i OOiSJOO 00
Rump, " ?!7 OO&JOO CO !
Potatoes, bweei, per buntiel, 55c I
lribh, per huhcl- ..' iMi(?f2 50
Peas, per bushel, "5c
8alt, . A. per 6ack, $0 OOnifi 00
Liverpool, per sack, f 2 50
Sausage, per lb, .l'2e
Tea, per li, .1 50ft$3 00
Tallow, per lb. 6(N0e
Whisket, per gallon, 1 l0(8r00
New York Markets.
New Yokk, .March 4.-6 P.
Cuiton quiet and firm at ICialCi.
Baltimore, March 4.-6 P. M.
Cotton in good demand, low middling
11 u-4. Good ordinary 13i.
Norfolk, March 4.-6 P. M.
Cotton quiet; low middlings 14J.
R. A. SIZER,
Tarboro', N. C.
ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY PRODUCE
taken in exehauge, such as Raw Hides
Fuis, &e. oct. 7-tf
TERRELL & BRO,
STAPLE DRY GOODS,
Near the Bridge,
Tarboro, TJ. O-
No. 176 Main Street, Norfolk, Va
Jas. F. Carr & Co.,
Finish all Classes of
from the Card Miuiature to Life Size
Oil Colored Portraits in a thoroughly ar
tistic style. Also, views of Bnildines, Steam
ers, Yachts, Ac. feb. 3m.
A Splendid Opportunity.
having determined to
A. leave North Carolina,
offors his entire
Books Stationary and
It presents to those wishing to embark in
an excellent chance to
The stock is new and complete,the most ot'it
having been selected this Fall. To parties
wishing to purchase, I will give satistactory
reasons for closing out, and will show from
my books the annual sales bare largely in
creased over each preceding year, and will
soon attain proportions commensurate to Us
For further particulars apply to the under
signed at the Tarboro Book Store.
H. M. WILLIAMS,
.lan. 0, 173. If.
La Pierre House,
BROADWAY &? EIGHTH STS.,
THIS Is a desirable House tor business men
or families, be'mgjirst class, elejjant and
central. Parties who can appreciate a good
table Vfill find the " La Fikrke " THE House
to stop at in New York. Board and room fa
per day. Kooms f 1 per daj .
C. B. ORVIS, Proprietor.
July 20, 1873. ly
3. A. WILLIAMSON
AND DEALER IN
Boots & Shoes, Tin and Wood
en Ware, &c.
XfUu Ht., - Tnrboio', f. O.
Mr. LaFayette Moore viil take pla&nre in
accommodating customers. apl 19-ly.
Bank of New Hanover,
Wilmington, IS". C
Capital & Surplus, $350,000
BRANCH AT TARBORO', N. C.
M. WED DELL, Pres't. J. D. CUMfnTG, Cash'r
Matthew Weddell, John S. Dancy,
Fred. Philips, John Norfleet,
W.J. Lewis, Klisba Cromwell.
This Bank t ranacts a general bankine: bus
iness. Collects in any part of the United
States. Buys and sells Gold, Silver, Ex
change, Old Bank Notes and Stocks,
Feb. 20, 18T4.
VlrA1,l7H We will ftive energ ti meu
1 1 A il k Ij If and women.
Business that will Pay
from $4 to tS per dry, can be pursued in your
own neighborhood, and is strictly honorable.
Particulars free, or samples worih several
dollars that will enable yon to go to work at
once, will be sent on receipt of fifty cents.
Address J- LATHAM. & Co.,
292 Washington St., Boston Mass.
Feb. 13, 1874. 6t.
ATTENTION BUILDERS !
Lumber for Sale.
I have on hand and for sale 13,000 feet of
Inch plank, which will be sold on
I will also famish any other kind of Lum
ber on short notice.
Builders can have their bills tilled and
delivered at the depot in Tarboro' for $17.00
Agents for J. H. Pippen & Co.
Feb. 13, 1874. 3m
In prices (or ('ash
They are selling- DRESS
BLACK SILKS worth $1.75 and $2.25
for $1.25 and $1.50.
Ladies and Children FURS for HALF
Overcoats and Talmas worth Twenty
and Thirty Dollars,
3POr SUSHIS i. 20.
All their winter Goods has to
some price or other, as they are
not to carry any of their winter goods over the
SAVE MONEY AND AVAIL YOURSELF
OTP Til 33
L. HEILBRONER & BRO'S.
DEALER IX THE FINEST AND MOST FASHIONABLE
BLCK WALNUT, PARLOR, LIBRARY AND CAIIMBER
FURNITURE OF IW AND OHTAL DIG!,
And of the most superb style and finish. Also a choice assortment ot Tables Wardrobes,
Dressing Cases, Etaireres, Sideboards, Library and Book Cases, Hat TrefB, and What-Xots.
Also a complete line of
Carpets, Oil Cloths, Mattings, Window Shades & Wall Paper.
Give me a sail before purchasing elsewhere. All oods -warranted as represented.
OFFICE AND SALESROOM,
New NOS. 20T AND 209 MAIN STREET, Old N03. 58 AND tAJ,
HROMPT ATTENTION TO iu all its branches. The only Agent In the City for Fisk's
Metalic Burial Cases. Mahogony and other Coffins furnished at the shortest notice ; as also
Carriages with the best Hearse in the city, and the Patent Right Corpse Preserver ia tli c.ty
and surrounding country. feb. 6-3m.
CHAMBERLAM & RAWLS,
TrVEALERS IN FINE JEWELRY, FINE
" Watches Sterling Sil
Ware Silver Plated Ware,
Fine Watches Repaired Faithfully
and Scientifically, and Warranted
TARBORO, N. C.
Jan. 5, 1872. 1-tf
Tarboro', N. C.
0. F. ADAMS, Proprietor.
rpiilS HOTEL IS NOW OPEN FOR THE
X accomodation of the travel in ir public,
and no pains will be spared to make all who
stop at this Hotel comfortable and ph-asant.
The table will be supplied with the best the
market affords, and served up br experienced
bands . The proprietor only ask a trial, for
the public t be convinced.
O. F. ADAMS.
Jau. , 1874. tf.
0. Jordan & Son,
AND DRALERS IN
Foreign and Domestic Fruits, Nets,
Pickles, Preserves, Brandy Fruit, Se
gars, Canned Goods, Toys, Fire
Works, &c, tc.
St.ire, No. 1
2 Main Street. Factory, 52
Sept. fi, 187?.. Cm.
M. 1.1111 & BRO.,
TARBORO', N. C.
ALL kinds of REPAIRING promptly at
tended to. They now oerupy t heir NEW
CARRIAGE SHOPS. Enquire for the New
Shops near Mmn Street.
v Autf.23, 17:;. ly
J. A. WILLIAMSON
AT HIS OLD STAND,
TARBORO', N. C.
ANY style of Vehicles made to order at
i-8peeial attention paid to REPAIR
ING, iid executed with dispatch.
Oct. 11 1873,-tf.
on nil Goods at
GOODS worth SI.00
be sold at
The only known remedy for
Aud a positive remedy tor
GOUT, GRAVEL. STRICTURES, DIABE
TES, DYSPEPSIA, NERVOUS
Non-retention or Incontinence of Urine, Ir
ritation, Inflatnation or Ulceration of the
BLADDER & KIDNEYS,
Leucorrhoea or Whites, Diseases of the Pros
trate Oland, Stone in the Badder,
Colcnlus Gravel or Brickdust Deposit and
Macus or Milky Discharges.
Permanently Cnres all Diseases of the
BLADDER, KIDNEYS, AXD DROPSICAL
Existing in Men, Women and Children,
tW NO MATTER WHAT THE AGE.
Prof. Steele says : ' One boftia of Kear
ney's F ii id Extract Buchu is worth more
than all other Buchu 3 combined."
Price, One Dollar jer Bottle, or Six Hot
ties for Five Dollars.
Depot, 104 Duane St., New York
A Physician in attendance to answer cor
respondence and give advice grans.
! pf Send Stamp for Pamphlets, fre."3
Nervous and Debilitated
OF BOTH SEXES.
A'.) I'harqr for Adria aud Corisulttitum.
Dr. .1. B. Dvott, graduate of Jeflersou
Medical College, Philadelphia, author of
seveial valuable woiks, can be cmiulted on
all diseases of the Sexual or Urinary Or
gans, ('.hich he has mai'A? an especial
study either in male or female, no matter
from what cause oristii'aiit.z or of how long
hUtiding. A practice of 30 years enables
him to treat diseases with success. Cures
Guaranteed. Charges reasonable Those
at a distance can forward lettes describing
symptoms and enclosing stamp to prepay
Send for the Guide to lleallh. Pi ice 10c.
J. B. DYOTT, M. D.,
Piiy.sician and Surgeon, 104 Duane St., N. V.
tlculars free. A. a. I
er day. Agents
anted everywhere. Par-
. Blair & Co., St. Louis,