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SEPT. 4, 1874
The Charlotte Observer has heard
a rumor that the Hiehmoml & Danville-
Railroad Company will, in a
short timo, surrender its lease of the
V,Tt! Carolina. Haiiroacl.
A: Macou court the mo3t impor
tant can on tho crimnal docket, was
Stato vs. S. Y Swepson, charge ein
kvz'enu r-.t. It was agreed that a
verdict of -Lot guilty' be entered, arid
d'.-li'iulant w as discharged.
Advices from Duplin eeoun'y state
i hat the cotton crop has been dam
aged at least one-third by the recent
warm, dry and subsequent cold
weather. Tho corn has also been
The Newton Vindicator tells of a
gentleman in that vicinity securing
I- gallons of pure honey from ono
ordinary stand of'boes, and from two
others 10 gallons each. Tho same
paper tells of a farmer in that section
who found a stalk of corn containing
forty-two small cars of corn in ono
The Kaltigh News says: We learn
that tho barbecue at Franklin on
"Wednesday passed oil most pleasant
ly. There was an exceedingly large
crowd present from the adjoining
country, an elegant and sumptuous
dinner, and speeches were made by
Jos. J. Davis, W. F. Green,
M. Cooko and J. J. Mitchell.
Tho Raleigh News says : John Wi;-
I'aschall, tho Representative
.o io'.ver norue oi the vjrenerai as-
euiLly last v inter from Warren
Hu:ity, his written a letter to the Ed
itor ui'the Warrenton Gazette, decidu
itis that Le not only voted against the
Kepulticau ticket, but will hereafter
a"t in accord with the Democrat
ic pnity. ?T'iw, Old Thorne, a carpet
' .-cr an fanatic, is the only white
L.i'.i la this ood old county.
Erom t'.o Elizabeth City Carolin
ian, v, e learn there will ba a Fair held
at t!vj county seat of Pasquotank to
Ue-rin on Wednesday the l'th of Oc-rel-tr
rnd continue three days. Gen.
A. W. Uansom, of Northampton
e'junty, win deliver the address. We
wish the pcod people of that section
a successful time at their Fair. G.
V. Charles, Esq., is President ; M.
F. Culpepc-r, Esq., is Secretary ; and
Dr. P." John, Chairman Executive
Tho Charlotte Observer says : lion.
V. C. Barringer left the city last
night en route for Egypt, where he
goes to t.ike Lis position as one of
tho Judges in the new system of In
ternational Court, inaugurated by the
Khedive between this and other for
eign governments, for the protection
of foreigners in xhzt country. Mr.
lar ringer will in duo time give novice-
of his address and tho postal ar
range merits with that country.
Charlotto Democrat : We think the
Jibcussion among our Conservative
coteraporarics about calling a Con
vention by tho Legislature rather use
less, as tiiera is no prospect of get
ting two-thirds of the Ilouse to vote
for a call. Let the necessary amend
ments to the Constitution be made by
Legislative enactment, and let us Iry
to secure tho support of leading Re
publicans for the amendments, so as
not to make it a l'art'j matter. All
the citizens of the Stato are interested
in having the present Constitution
There is considerable excitement in
Raleigh occasion-, d by the report that
an error had been discovered in the
vote for f-heri.T which would change
tho result. Dunn, the Democratic
candidate had been daclared elected
by 1- majority and tho returns sworn
to. Twenty-three days afterwards, it
is said an error has been discovored
in tho vote of the . Western Ward,
Lee, the Republican candidate getting
4C-"), instead '.'f 415. The regroes
were wild with excitement, and mar
c.h-d iiii-.mgh tho streets shouting.
Tho whole matter is to be investiga
ted btforo t'x.n Courts, and the good
lr.ople regard t!.o win-lo affair as in
dicative cf fraud in its face. Tim Lee
fraud in its face.
H '-de, (If V
'i . J'laloijch News says ; A gentlo-
n-.'U: who -,t:terday passed through
r.i: : :i';c-r ? ..ion of Johnston county
a.-: ': l- us.o section of Wake, east
oi Rub ih, r. ports the alarming in
telligence; that tho rust has within
tho last few days made its appear
ance, and crops that five days ago had
tho most promising prospects aro se
riously damaged with the exception
d'the bolJs already fully formed.
Tho devsta'on has reached within
a few miles of Raleigh, extending
across tho sandy belt of tho country
down through Wayne, Lenoir and
The Nowbern Journal of commerce
saya : We much regret to learn from
one of our mont intelligent and ob
servant planters, who has recently
traveled over a largo portion of the
cotton section of the State, that groat
damage has resulted to the growing
staple from rust and other causes. lie
estimates that the injury will be ful
ly twenty fivo per cent- Tho cotton
worm has appeared on tho plantation
if Mr. Jos. L. Ehcm, and elsewhere
in tho neighborhood of this city, and
in Jono! and Lonoir counties, but no
uamago has yet resulted, and the
cool ard dry weather, if continued,
w;il prevent rav iges by this pest, and
destroy the germs
Dr. Ed. Warren, during the war
chief surgeon o; tho North Carolina
f orces, writes a3 follows from Ca;ro,
Egypt, under date of July 28, 1871 :
'On Saturday (July 25th) tho Prime
Minister sent for me, and after many
omplitiicntary remarks informed me
li "it the Khedive had been gracious
ly pleased to appoint me Surgeon-in-Chief
of the Egyptian army, or in
other words, Surgeon General. I am
Rationed at tho Citadel.' This of
I'Oiii io sots at rest ail reports hereto
I'to received intimating the prospoc
iive early r: turn of Dr. Warren to
lialtimore, though at the time the3o
reports were mado the foundation for
them was good.
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to same please state to parties addressed, " I
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I Khxitit? It 13 little trouble, and will help
our business wonderfully. Kcmeinber us.
Tap. Kivek Is vcrv low.
Town Taxes. Sec advertisement.
Uix Foit Sale. See advertisement.
Commissioners. Meet next
A large lot of Builder's Lime just arrived
and for sale by Joseph B. Coflicld. 2t.
Fri it. Watermelons are nearly extinct
in our market and setippernongs a.ie just
The Cotton Plant. This steamer will
soon lie on the Tar aain. See advertise
ment. Fi:n-r. A gentleman positively affirms
that there was frost at Penny Hill last
2on 0 yards New Styles Fall and Winter
Calicoes, just received at Tender & Jenkins.
Ai:e Vol' a Yui'xa Max '? Begin not
your career by- signing the bond of a Civil
Fii:e Pkoof Paixt. See advertisement.
Glhie's Patent paint is well recommended
by those who have tried it.
A Hint. Loitering in the composition
room hinders compositors in their work.
A hint to the wise is sufficient.
Ai:e Yor an Oi.n Man? Then leave
your children a name untarnished by sign
hvz the bond of a Civil Right er.
Lottery. Another candy lottery con
cern is in town. Our people seem to bite
readily at the bates put out by such con
cerns. Ocr Sheriff. Battle Bryan is said to
have been the best looking of all the Sher
iffs recently assembled at Plymouth. O
Great Bargains in all kinds of goods to
make room for Fall and Winter Goods, at
Are Yoc a Middle Aged Max ? Then
be strong and stand up for your people
against the machinations of the Civil ligh
ter. Improvements Are constantly going
on. Mr. Keech is said to be making prepa
rations to build two two-story brick stores
on his lot adjoining his present store.
Error. We notice an error in the North
Carolina Manual. It has Henry Eppes as
the Senator from this county in 172,
whereas it was A. McCabe.
The justly celebrated Brown Cotton Gin,
Rubber and Leather Belting, Lace Leather,
Machine and Astral Oil, Patapsco and other
brands Family Flour, at Tender & Jenkins.
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B. axdI.. Shares were redeemed at the
meeting of Edgecombe B. and L. Associa
tion, on Tuesday night, at lC-", and stock
was bought nt $C.
Another Mr. Feldenheimer desires us
to state that he has gone North for his Fall
stock of Millinery, and requests his patrons
to await his arrival before ptuchasing.
IxDEConous. We call the attention o
the police to the fact that the public is
often annoyed by loud quarreling and in
decent language frequently indulged in by
bovs on the street.
The First Bale. Capt. J. R. Thigpen
has shipped the first bale of cotton from
Edgecombe of the crop of '74. It passed
through our town on the 28th ult., and was
consigned to Messrs. C. W. Grandy & Sons,
Wei.dox Fair. The posters of this fair
are out. In variety and number of pre
miums it seems to indicate lite anu an
energy up to the spirit of the times in the
Tar River and Roanoke Society. Our
people should recollect this is their fair.
Ju.-A received Cheese, Fresh Soda and feu-
gar Crackers and 7-5 barrels Flour from Pa
tapsco Family down to a flour I can sell
for 0.50 tier bbl. Call to see me and
save money before purchasing elsewhere.
3t R. C. Brown.
Whiti.ock. Mr. II. Whitlock has gone
North for his Fall stock. He takes this
method of informing his friends and pa
irons that he expects to purchase one of
his largest and finest stocks of even-thing
usual in his line.
Wait Until you read the advertise
ments of the new Fall Stocks in the En
quirer-Southerner before you purchase.
The best business men are generally lib
Gon e North. Mr. Joseph Morris of the
firm of II Morris & Bro., left here last
Saturday after their Fall and Winter stock
They pxpect to show one of the largest
stocks of troods ever brought to tliis mar
Wards. Application will be made to
the General Assembly at its next session to
apportion our towp in four wards, with a
commissioner elected from each. By this
means it is hoped that the white people
may be partially represented at least.
New Goods. We are constantly receiv
ing our Fall slock of new goods, and re
spectf ully request the public, whose liberal
patronage we have enjoyed for so long, to
call and Fee us for anything in our line,
We guarantee to please.
L. Heilbeokkb & Bro.
Elec tion Ixcidext. The good people
of Lewis' township in the late election, to
show their contempt for the Edgecombe
Senator elect, ran an old ass that was tied
out in the woods against him and beat 1dm.
They preferred an ass to a knave.
Fixe Apples. We are indebted to Mr.
C. II. Jenkins for the finest lot of apples
wc have seen grown in Edgecombe, com
paring favorable with those of the wes
tern portion of our State. We measured
the circumference of one which was le
tween 1 2 and 1 3 inches.
Monday Is the time appointed bylaw
to take the bonds of the newly elected
county officers. The public is awaiting
anxiously to see if there are any white peo
ple calling themselves democrats who will
sig'i the bonds of the Civil Ilighters. Peo
ple of Edgecombe, (stand firm and quit
vourselves like men.
N. C. Maxcal. We have received of
Mr. Howerton, Secretary of State, a copy
of the Legislative Manual and political
Register of the State of North Carolina, by
John II. Wheeler, Esq., author of the His
tory of North Carolina. From a cursory
notice of the book we should think it excel
lent as a book of reference.
Raleigh Faus. -We have received the
Premium List of the Fourteenth Annual
Fair of the State Agricultural Society, to
be held in Raleigh on the 10th to 17th of
October inclusive. The typography of the
premium list is done by the News Publish
ing Co., and the premiums seem to indicate
life and activity in the Society. There
will doubtless be a full attendance at the
next State Fair.
Tarboro' Minstrel Troup. The young
men of our city have organized a minstrel
corps and expect to give entertainments
during the winter. The following are the
Stage Manager II A Crenshaw.
Business Manager C II Dozier.
Secretary F P Whitney.
Treasurer II S Spragins.
Leader of Orchestra -C II Doughty.
Leader Yocal Quartette E D Barnes.
Thieves. Some winters ago it became
quite common for people to lose hats,
cloaks, &c. . from the racks in the front
halls, and we regret to say the custom
seems to be returning. Last Saturday
night some one stole Mr. Orren William's
bat, it is presumed from his front porch
and on Monday night before the family had
retired some one stole Mr. Wm. Pippen's
from the rack in his hall. Watch out for
Jonx Lancaster, Wiley "Webb, Frank
Dew and James Norville. The above
named men who have been recently elected
County Commissioners, have accumulated
some property, and we are glad to know
they are men of means, because if they
take an insufficient bond from any public
officer, or let out county contracts at ex
travagant prices, their individual property
is liable for any deficit, and will be reached
bv an execution. Let them look out.
Tar River Navigation. From a recent
conversation with Capt. Jas. R. Thigpen,
President of the Tar River Navigation
Company, we learn that the affairs of this
corporation is progressing. The company
expect to have their boat plying its regular
trips by the last of this month, although
the entire amount of stock desired has not
yet been made up.
The people on the Tar have not respond
ed to this enterprise as its projectors had a
right to expect. Not half the river farm
ers in Edgecombe have subscribed and the
amounts raised in Pitt and Beaufort are
not what the occasion would seem to de
mand. The merchants concerned have
done better than the farmers, whereas it is
the farmer at last who is to lie lxmefited
bv low freights.
Death of an Old Lady. It is seldom
that we are called upon to chronicle the
death of a more remarkuble person than
Mrs. Eliza B. Macnair, who died at the
residence of her son, Dr. A. II. Macnair, on
ust Saturday. Mrs. Macnair was eighty
four years of age, yet exhibited a degree
of vitality rarely seen in one half so old.
The elacticity of her walk and the fine
sewing, such a9 embroidery, &c whicu
she did without the aid of glasses, were
truly wonderful in one of her years. Her
death bed too furnished a seen seldom met
with, her large family of sons with their
children making a group that not many
mothers are spared to witness. Mrs. M.,
was for many years a member of the
Episcopal church and died in the hope of
Willi amston, N. C, (
Aug. 31st, 1874. J
Editor Enquirer-Southerner :
Since my last, peace has reigned supreme
in this town and vicinity. Not a single
ripple to disturb the quiet and placidity of
our Rip Van Winkle lives has occurred,
with the exception of a huge negro preach
ing which, after a week's continuance, has
just concluded, or rather removed, to the
since re delight of all our citizens. The
halloing and frantic shouting and caper
ing, the indecent and indiscriminate expo
sures, and the actions generally of the lar
ger number of the participants of this "big
meeting " would suppass the wildest wor
shippers of Hoodlah in the far South.
Since the election the whites of this county
have been running over with good and ju
bilant spirits, and it is to culminate in the
enjoyment of a big Conservative dinner at
Hamilton to-morrow, September 1st. It is
verily a cheering sign of the times to wit
ness this reaction ; even the oldest croakers
who, although true as steel to their Conser
vative principles were constantly crying
and predicting defeat, wear brightened fa
ces, and everybody feels that the title-page
to a new and better future has been opened
to the Old North State by the result of the
late election. I can gather no local news
of importance to send you. The crops are
suffering from the cold spell that has not
yet left us ; the general feeling is however,
that no material injury has thus far been
sustained, and the yield will be above an
The Oranges of this county arc looming
up into some importance. I will write
you in detail concerning them in an early
Our Mayor disposed of several cases at
his court this morning. Several had to pay
their "tin cints " and costs before getting
out of his clutches. Hope to materially
aid you in the way of subscriptions to the
Enquirer-Southerner this fall. W.
Sin is often the result of physical ill-health
and feeble stomachs. During one-third of
our lima the process of digestion continues.
To bo dyspeptic is to be miserable; dyspep
sia is the foundation of fevers and all the
diseases of the blood, liver, skin and kid
neys. Dyspepsia yields to the virtues of
the vegetable ingredients in that great pnri-
I fier of the blood and restorer of health, Dr.
J Walker's Vinegar Bitters,
Tub Crops. Inquiries of gentlemen rep
resenting various portions of the county
elicit the following as to the Edgecombe
crop prospects ? -
The cotton in the Conetoe section has
suffered considerably from the cold nights,
which has caused many of the bolls to shed
and has produced a kind of blight mistaken
by many for rust. Our informant, how
ever, believes the present cotton crop of
this section will compare favorably with
that of last year. The corn crop is spoken
of as magnificent. From the upper section
of the county fears are entertained that
both the coin and cotton crops will be be
low an average, the cotton having suffered
from cold nights and, in a few instances,
from the grasshoppers. Upon the whole
the crop prospect of Edgecombe at this
time, though not mot promising, is not
such as to reasonably call forth much com
Negko Meeting. Some excitement was
created at Rocky Mount and vicinity on
Sunday by the meeting of a considerable
number of blacks in that town and the
current report that they had met to organ
ize offensive measures against the whites.
It was said that they were advised, that as
they were beaten in the late election,
nothing remained for them but to fight the
white people or go back into slavery, and
that their meeting was to this end, bu1
that their object having become known
nothing was done.
It is impossible for us to state how much
truth there is in this report, but the simple
currency of such, together with the distur
bances that have occurred In other places,
should put our people on their guard, and
w bile they should act with the , utmost
prudence as good citizens, it should make
them prepared for any emergency. If
ever any trouble comes of this nature it
will be due to the leaders who have done
all they could to array the blacks against
the whites and they should be held strictly
We have accounts of negro drilling in the
woods not far from our town, which, what
ever it means, should place the whites on
their guard. Our informant gave us the
names of some who seemed to !e in com
mand. TnosK Grasshoppers. It appeareth,
that about three weeks ajro the Rocky
Mount Mail, edited by our friend Thorp in
the county of Nash with real vigor and
energy, published a certain statement in
regard to the grasshoppers in the Cool
Spring section of Edgecombe, which seems
to have been correct, but as we had failed
to notice the item :n that journal relating
to this Egyptian pest, and as the Raleigh
News, where we first saw the piece, failed
to give the Mail any credit therefor, and
furtber. as no mention of the erasshoDners
t i v . i i . ,
had been made at tins office, we conceived
me iremenaous aemsion rnai pernaps tne
News, ever zealous to obtain the latest and
vried item, had on this nnn norauinn hr.
deceived and published a statement in re
gard to our county on insufficient testimo
ny. We very innocently, and in the most
childlike and bland manner, advised the
News to look to the Enquirer-Southerner
for news from Edgecombe, not dreaming
that we were treading on the toes of our
Nash contemporary, the Mail, any more
than those of the Advance, Plaindealer and
Register, of Wilson and Pitt. What was
our astonishment therefore when we saw
in the last number of the Jlijil a quarter
column article on us and the grasiihoppers,
in which it complains of cool treatment on
our part. We will now state, as an
amende honorable, that the Mail says " the
grasshoppers have made their appearance
in the Cool Spring section of Edgecombe ;'
that the Raleigh News got its information
from the MaiL and that we believe thev
are botb correct
The Bond. We feel sometimes as if it
was a disgrace to our people to be con
stantly warning them of so flagrant a trea
son to party and race as that involved in
helping men of the political character of
Cobb, Duggan and McCabe to office. But
the matter is so grave that we take once
more this last opportunity to express oivr
views on the subject.
In signing the official bonds of these men
you are thereby endorsing their politics.-
You are giving your sanction to the Civil
Rights bill, that was conceived in hatred
against the Southern people ; by which it
was hoped to degrade the proud spirit that
has always been the boast of our section,
and through which it is expected to intro
duce into our society all the evils of the
commune and all the discord of attempt
to mingle and harmonize incongruous
and incompatable elements : You endorse
all the harsh speeches by which these men
have abused the white people of the county
and arrayed the white and black races
against each other. Yow show a disregard
for that self-respect which none can forfeit
with impunity. In short you are doing
mors to aid Radicalism, than if you had
voted for it five hundred times. If Demo
crats had done their duty in tins matter,
the better offices in Edgecombe would now
be in their hands and there would not have
been so many zealous workers to go around
among the negroes and arouse them against
the whites. However, heretofore in sign
ing these officer's bonds no such doctrine as
Civil Rights was endorsed.
There is one point to which we would
call the attention of those who contemplate
signing these bonds if there are any (which
Heaven forbid) viz : That to whatever ex
tent they may justify, they are each never
theless responsible for the whole penalty of
the bond. For instance, suppose A. signs
and justifies to the amount of $5,000, if
the bond is forfeited the entire penalty
can be collected out of him if he is worth
The eyes of the public are open, and w ill
anxiously watch next Monday to see if the
white people of negro-ruled old Edgecombe
will be true to themselves. We hope for
the honor of our county.
For the Enquirer-Southerner,
WAsnrsGTON, N. C, )
Sept. 1st, 1874. J
Dear Enquirer-Southerner :
Something is the matter, if you issue
your rmper at the same time that you aid
last spring, for I used to get it on Saturday
and now 1 am glad to nna it nere lues
The " mass meeting " on the 10th is the
matter that seems to engage the attention
of Washingtonians to a great extent.
M. J. Kirman the man whom I mention-
ed in my last, as being badly off, has since
The Schooner " Carolina " owned in this
place, cleared for New York one day last
week, loaded with Naval Stores; by S. R.
F. & Son.
The shipyards in this town seems to
doing a pretty fair business at this time.
I notice that each one has a vessel on the
wayi for repairs.
Several houses are being built or are just
finished, but the merchants, do riot seem to
be doing much, for which I suppose there
is at least two good reasons, no new stock
brought out as yet, and the extreme scarci
ty of money.
The newly elected officers qualify next
Monday. P. J. Satchwell, our very popu
ular Sheriff has (as your readers are aware)
been re-elected and should his popularity
continue, he will hold the office ad libitum.
The commissioners elect are all men of
integrity, and we expect a judicious exer
cise of their official powers. Our very
gentlemanly fellow townsman J. F. Ran
dolph has served us as Treasurer once be
fore. While the incoming board is com
posed of men of whom we justly may ex
pect much, the retiring board deserve much
commendation for the faithful manner in
which they perform their duties. This
County, (when they came into office) was
in debt to the tune of several thousands of
dollars, and is now out of debt or so nearly
that there is no fun in buying County
Claims for speculation.
The Sheriff's boarding house has re
ceived two more boarders since my last
(negroes.) Offence, stealing Turkies (per
haps for the big dinner when they shall
have one). A J. P., on the south side
had them before him and committed them
to jail in default of bail ($900) for their
appearance next Term of the Court.
The criminal docket for this County
will be unusually large next teiin. I ex
pect so large as to exclude civil cases al
More anon. Zara.
(We wdll always be glad to hear from
Zara in his new home. Ed. Eng South.)
September 3rd, 1874.
Mj. Em tok : Haye you seen the indi
vidual calling himself "The Candy Man ?"
This small swindler has located in the store
on Main Street, under Mr. Rowe's Billiard
Saloon, and performs nightly. I suppose
his operations are more attractive by candle
light, as he closes during the day. Last
night 1 believe was his " second appear
ance in Tarboro," and happening to stroll
by I dropped in not to "invest" but to
witness his performances and see what was
to be seen. I found the room full of a
mongrel set of whites and blacks, most of
them busily engaged in buying and exam
ining small rods of white candy wrapped
in bits of brown paper. I soon ascertained
they did not buy the candy, but the sup
posed contents of each wrapper, viz : tick
ets calling for a prize. It seems the "can
dy man " represented that these parcels
contained tickets representing 10c, 25c.
and 50c, and a " capital prize " for each
evening. The "capital prize " on this oc
casion was "twenty silver half dollars."
A "customer has to nav live cents each
for the parcels which he would eagerly un
wrap expecting or hoping to find a "prize"
ticket. Small operators w ould usually buy
two to five, while large operators would
buy from twenty to forty, one to two dol
lars worth. If the purchaser should draw
ten cent tickets, he was required to reinvest
it in two parcels, but if he should draw a
twenty-five or fifty cent ticket he could at
his option demand a 25 or 50 cent silver
coin or the performer would pay him as a
premium for his silver, one stick of candy
extra' makmg the purchasing power of his
2o cent piece f sticks, and that of his 50
cent 12? a small nduccmeut one wouM
think to make the holder part with his
shining money, but it was generally- suffi-
cient. The "candy man" has himself
fenced otf from the vulgar crowd by a rough
board partition through winch a square hole
is cut about IS inches in diameter, and
through which he communicates with his
customers, handing out the candy, prizes,
&c. This boxing up is intended for a
double TMinmsp. ti 7- tn rnnliln him tr rai.
I erate unseen, and to produce the impression
on the fortune-seekers that he has thus
fenced off from them a mint of silver mon
ey, too precious to be dealt out in the ordi
nary way over the county. The crowd
is only permitted to see the face and
hands of this beauty through the said ap
pcrture. Once in a while if "trade"
slackens the jierfomier jerks a sort of jar
ing bell, a perfect stunner to a nervous man,
almost as musical as Mr. Adams appetizer,
intended to stir up his customers, and lend
an additional charm to his proceedings.
Of course the performer, being concealed in
his operations, gives out only such prizes
as he wishes to, and the necessary conse
quence is his poor dupes are sold. I re
mained about one lwur, and he continued
to announce " a ticket here for twenty sil
ver half dollars, nearly all the cjunly sold,
somebody will get it presently, thus
holding the eager crowd together each one
hoping to get this "ticket " presently, and
of course tnc performer did not give out
this ticket until the evening's performance
was about to close, and then only as an
advertisement for the night following. I
observed one of our merchants patronizing
extensively. This individual invested in
variably in one dollar lots, buying twenty
parcels at a time, and it was amusing to
watch him as his friends unrolled the par
cels and announced to him the character of
his prizes. I do not think an ordinary
trade, in his regular business, of $500.00
would have produced on him as much ex
citement and anxiety. I was on the street
and saw him through the window, and not
withstanding I could hear nothing he said,
his face told the tale. When he drew a
ticket entitling liiui to a piece of silver he
would give a chuckle and shove it in his
pocket (he would not part with his shining
money) but when he drew a ten cent ticket
he would reinvest it until his dollar invest
ment was exhausted. He would then rein
vest and go through with the same thing.
I watched him until he had disposed or $1,
and his net proceeds consisted of 1.25 in
This, Mr. Editor, is, I think, the thinest
swindling process I have ever witnessed,
and why people of ordinary intelligence to
say nothing of the impropriety of gambling,
should encourage such small scamps, is a
mystery. I observed the negroes were his
smallest customers, seeming to have more
discretion, or less money, than the whites.
I calculated that the " candy man receiv
ed about 75, and gave away silver, say,
to the value of $25. Thus giving him a
net profit on one night's performance of
about $50, as the candy, so called, was
worth next to nothing, costing at most not
more than 1-10 of a cent a parcel. I un
derstand this man has numerous confeder
ates operating simultaneously at different
! points in this State, and as I said before,
although it is a small swindle, on its race.
it aggregates largely, and should be put
Is there no law to drive such swindling
humbugs out of the land ? If not it is high
time legislation was had on this and kin
I dred matters.
I have written lengthily,not in a spirit of
fun making, but because I think the sub-
I ject demands public denunciation.
Hespccttully, i. A.
For the Enquirer-Southerner.
Mk. Editok: Enoui-h has been said
.n Kfitiil rtiinat'rti-t tr ltnvf it. o-pnprallv
nnderatood that the democrat signing the
official bond of a radical on Monday next.
deliberately endorses the radical party of
Edgecombe, with all it3 corruption and
negro-civil-rightism. and thoroughly ident
ifies himself therewith.
He will have given that party the most
substantial aid within his power more
comforting than to give it a thousand votes.
The lines having been rigidly drawn during
and 6ince the late political campaign in the
county, he will have stepped over them out
- of the democratic ranks ana into the raa
ical, thus fixing his status.
Let him not afterwards wmningly pre
sume to claim to be a democrat or con
servative : let no feigned excuse avail him,
Let the white people hold him to the posi-
tion he has chosen, force him to hug his
Under a sort of quasi-acquiesence of the
democratic party of Edgecombe, good
democrats have hitherto signed the official
I bonds of radicals : now it is different.
be I Democrat.
A general assortment Solid Gold Rings,
Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Silver and Plated
Ware, Specs, Fine Table Cutlery, &c, &c.,
going at panic prices at BELL'S.
Cut this notice ont it will be taken at
f 1 for every $10 worth of goods bought 'till
1st next October.
corrected weekly by
TERRELL & BRO., Grocers,
TARBORO', :N C.
Home production are quoted ai ih buying
price, and all others at the selling price from
Bacon S. C. Hams, in canvass, per lb.l820c
Shoulders " 1213c
Sides, back bone and rib, 1516c
Bulk Meats. Shoulders, per lb ll12c
Sides, clear, 14(iC15c
Beef. Fresh, per lb. t12
Spiced Family per lb lKc
Bagging,. per yard, 1417
Bkeswax "jp lb. 25e
Butter " 4050c
Cotton, per pound, 1213c
Cotton Yaes, per bnnch, fl600 00
Cohn, per bushel, 1.20c$130
Cheese, $ ft 2025c
Eggs, per dozen- 15(ii20c
Flour Patapsco family i bbl f 12 00
Otber brands $T$12
Hides Dry y ft. 00llc
Green, y ft. 5c
Iron Ties, ft. 10c
Lard, ft. 18c
Meal, per bushel fl.301.40
Molasses Sugar House $ gallon,-3350
Cuba " ....60 75
Ohioss, per bushel,- fO 002 00
Pork Mess per bbl. 27 00t8 00
Rump, " $:4 00Caf25 CO
Potatoes, sweet, per bushel,- 1.001.30
Irish, per bushel .$3 003 50
Peas, per bushel, 80c$1.00
Salt, G. A. per sack, SO O0f-J 00
Liverpool, per sack, f2 50
Sausaoe, "per lb, .20c
Tea, per lb, .$1 50?2 00
Tallow, per ft. 010c
New York Markets.
New York, Sept. 2.-6 P. 31.
Cotton quiet and steady, sales 1,000 bales
at 10fal7 1-8.
HO I for the SEA SHORE
BLUE FISHING AT BEAUFORT. N. C.
Buy a Return Ticket and Try It.
Try the delightful and exciting sport of
eatcning Blue Fish, Mackerel, &c., without
bait in a boat under full sail.
Trolling on Old Ocean.
To those who are lond of dog and gun,
Beaufort olicrs fjreat inducements.
A Brass and String Band discourses sweet
music nightly. First-Class Bar, B'lliard
Rooms, and Bowling Alleys.
THE ATLANTIC IIOTEX,
BEAUFORT, N. C,
THOS. W. CHARLOTTE, Proprietor.
TIIEI OCEAN HOUSE,
BEAUFORT, N. C,
TI10S. A. IWr.EIXS, Superintendent.
Aug. 23. lm
SAVE YOUR MONEY
BY BUYING AT THE
LIVE BOOK STORE.
rfvlE undersigned having just returned
ora New York with
a FULL STOCK,
BOOKS, STATIONERY, FANCY GOODS,
SOAPS, CIGARS, TOBACCO,
respectfully solicits the patronage of the
public. Having bought at PANIC PRICES,
I am prepared to olfer inducements.
QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS
IS MY MOTTO.
ESI am also Agent for the American
Cyclopaedia, Thistle Edition of Waverly,
Stamps and Seals, She?t Music, Glinc's State
Roof Painting and latest periodicals and pa
pers. T. E. LEWIS,
at Red in oud's Old Stand.
Tarboro', April 10, 1874. tf.
NEW GIN GEARING !
L1GIITXESS OF DRAFT, DURABILITY.
XO FIRE XECESSARY.
r',HE undersigned is Acrent for the sale of
L WRIGHT'S ANTI-FRICTIOJI HORSE
POWER, in the counties of Edgecombe, Pitt,
Martin, Beaufort, Halifax and Northampton,
and feels safe in saying it is the best power
for gining cotton ever oflered to the public.
It presents ail the advantages of the Bottom's
Power, with none ot the disadvantage. It
is in such compact form that it is not liable
to yet out of order (the great trouble the lar
mtr Las to contend against,) and can be put
up in a few hours at an expense of a few dol
lars, requiring only a inaiu-shaff. and Lever.
1 have one on exhibition in Tarboro', aud
would ask those in want of Gin Gearing to
cail and see it.
An examination will generally satisfy the
ffs Every Power warranted
Aug. 21-St. WM. M. PIPPEN.
Lager Beer & Wine
OPENING of the celebrated Summer Lager
Beer (Buck) on Friday, May 28th, 1874,
from the Brewery of Jacob Seeger, Balti
more. Friends of a good cool glass of beer, are
invited. E. ZOELLER.
P. S. I have built a platform at my farm
for Dances and Picnics. Parties or Societies
will do well by Peeing me betore selecting a
place to hold a picnie.
A number of
new and sec
ond hand PI
ANOS & Oltr
hand for sale
cheap for eash
and bv install
TUNING &. MUS1CO
B-Every NEW PIANO from this this
house Warranted to possess all the im
provements claimed by manufaeturers gener
ally. Prices reasonable. Terms accommo
dating. Correspondence solicited. augSl-ly
FOR YOUNG LADIES.
The Sixteenth Session will commence on
Thursday, October 1st, 1874, and close on the
lHlh of February, 1875.
Board and Kcgular Tuition hi advance f 90.
For particular information address
J. DeB. HOOPEPv,
Aug. 14.-3-0. Wilson, N. C.
N.F. BURNHAM'S J
vm .i i. l tz:
4 ots "'3
( 1874 TURBINE
I will open a general HARDWARE BUS
INESS in Tarboro about the middle of
September, when I hope to be able 10 serve
my numerons friends as heretofore.
W. G. LEWIS.
August 7th, 1S74. tf
PLAIN DRESS MAKING
ND Children's work for both sexes done
ty MRS. EMILY G. MEHEGAN.
Tarboro', July 10. ' lOw
The firm heretofore existing under the style of II. Whitlock & Co., has been dissolved
by muttial consent on the 20th day of April, 1871. A. Whitlock who will continue th
business is alone anthorized to pay and collect the debts of Hie linn.
Tarboro', N. C, April 20th, 1874.
. WHITLOCK V CO.,
Cor. Main & Pitt Sts. opposite Adam's Hotel,
OFFERS to the people oi' Edgecombe and
adjoining counties Great Inducements
All Summer Goods marked down very low.
Boots & Shoes,
Gents' Under Clothing,
.t xh:ixtoii:i prices i
Call soon and 2;et Bargains.
Goods will be Sold
without reserve, to
1W STOCK OF FALL
Special attention is called to a cheap
suitable for this season.
MERCHANT TAILORING DEPARTMENT.
I vill continue to make Clothing to order as usual and guarantee entire satisfaction.
Gentlemen can leave their measures for any styles Dress Shirts they may desire, and I
guarantee a perfect fit and prices as low as Baltimore or New York.
C-g" For good goods, low prices and fair
Tarboro', N. C, May 1, 1874.
Tarboro', N. C, Aug. 13, 1374.
Messrs. Cclver Bros.:
The great success yon are meetint with in
the sale of your -'Farmer" Cooking Stove in
our county, surprises every one who doe.s
not know its superiority over all other stoves.
We feel it our duty as citizens of this .'-ection
and also due to yourselves and the public
to let it be known that we have purchased
your stoves, and after a thorough test find
them the most excellent cooking s-Iovps b.ith
in material and construction, wc have ever
used. We endorse all thai can be said in
their praise, aud wish you the same success
everywhere you go that yon have ktd here.
James It. Thigpen, Jas W Knight,
John Warren, Geo W Strickland,
W M Edmondson,
Louis II Lawrence
W T Lewis,
T W Howard,
K L Ilarrell,
N S Hyman,
Mrs E A Cobb,
John W Medford,
W H Bell,
P II Edge,
II B Procter,
John D liarnes,
John I" Calhoun,
John J Armstrong,
John A Davis,
Mrs E S Stallinas,
J G Cobb,
J T Weaver,
U W Lancaster,
John D Braswell,
Mrs E J Cobb,
John E Calhoun,
0 D Calhoun,
B R W Williams.
W H Williams.
North Carolina, Edgecombe (Jo.
I, John Norlleet, Clerk Superior Court for
Edgecombe county, do hereby certify that I
am well acquainted with the greater part of
the persons whose names are subscribed to
the foreeroing letter addressed to Messrs.
Culver Bros., and know them to be persons
of integrity and respectability.
Witness mv hand this 11! th dav of August,
1874. " JOHN NORl'LEET,
Clerk Superior Court.
Aug. 14, 1874. !f
The Celebrated Kfiassey
Warranted not to Choke.
Refer to numbers of the hes-t farmers in
W. -'. LEWIS, Agent,
Tarboro', N. C.
Also Agent for the SCOFFIELD COTTON
SCREW PRESS. Send in your orders early.
August 7, 1874. tf
$200 REWARD !
fwill give TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS
for the apprehension and arrest of Watson
Barnhill, colored, who on the night of July
lOlh, 1874, broke into my house. Said W: t.
son Barnhill was raised near Bethel, Pitt o.,
N. C. He is about five feet three inches ti iirli ,
medium black, four tc th is a little decayed,
but. nine gone. When he left he had a lump
behind his left ear or riirht car. JIc has a
good appearnce, but v.hcn aeco-ted Li ap
pearand! fails him. Said Barnhill has a bro
ther in the city of Boston, it H supposed he
is tryinsr to make his way to Boston.
I will give the above reward for his arrest
so I can "ret him. Address
J. R. NELSON A: CO.
Bethel, Pitt Co., N. C, Aug. 7. If
Arrow Cotton Ties, j
THE BEST TIE MADE. For soe at
Liberal Discount! in I-'iru'c Lois.
DeROSSET & CO.,
Wilmington, N. C. State Agents.
WE are Instructed by the American Cot
ton Tie Company to pivo notice thnt
all persons dealing without license in wreck
ed Cotton Ties with buckles cf said Company,
or otherwise violating the patent rights of
said Company, will be held responsible for
DbROSSET & CO., Acrents
For the American Cotton Tie Co.
For the State of North Carolina.
Wilmington, N. C., Aug. 14, 1S74. 2ra
make room for a
AND lilTlR GOODS.
you can safely rely on tne NEW
Chowan Baptist Female In
stitute, "3Iiuireesloi-o IV. O-
rjnl'l" Institution has just, closed the most
JL prosperous session ot its history. The
next session, with the same corps of teach
ers, will begin 1st Wednesday in October.
Charges per uussimi of nine nionih, payahl.;
one-fourth on entrance, one-half l..tU l'ch
ruary, remainder at close, of session.
1. Horary Tuition ami 1'oard,
Ornamental Branches, taught by the br si
teachers, on terms eo,ti:illy reasonable.
For catalogues, address
a. McDowell, Prcs'i.
July IT. 'm
of Washington, N. C,
O ETC KNS thanks to tlie citizens of this
&&j and adjoining comities, for patronage re
ceived, and respectfully solicits a continuance
of the same. Having provided himself with a
suitable instrument, he is prepared for To
pographical Survcvin, Leveling, ifcc.
Address me at Sparta, N. C.
References : W. (J. Lewis, Elias Carr,
Edgecombe; Wm. King, W. It. Williams,
l'it't county. juuc VJ '.lm
THESE Mills are in excellent runnin;r or
der, and will make good Flour aud Meal,
and would ask those who have wheat they
want ground to give uh a trial.
LAWRENCE & MOORE,
Sparta, N. C.
I have on hand near W. E. Suggs' house,
Three Hundred Thousand feet "of GOOD
SEASONED LUMBER, which I will sell at
low rates. E. L. EOORE,
July '-'4.-tf. Sparla, N. C.
AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL, NOR
MAL AND COLLEGIATE DE
PARTMENTS. Entire average expenses, ?:.M0 j..r year.
Fall Tern begins October "ith, 1874. Ad
dress, lor Catalogue,
S. HASfcELL, A. M., Principal,
Amr. 14.-:Jm. Wilson, N. C.
THE nndcrsiirned beu'S leave to inform his
friends and the public generally that he
will have a carpo of Coal ready lor delivery
on ou or before the 1st day of October, 1874.
Ai y one wishing to encase Coal, will lind it
to their advantage to call on me bclore that
time, as 1 will have both lartce and small
Coal, and will sell as cheap as any one in the
State. " Nc Co.il to be put on ground at this
J. M. SPRAGINS, A-ent.
August 11. 5t.
A YOOG LADY
r..yIRES a situation in a school or private
E 0 family as T ca-her of the ordinary
branches, ineludinp French and Music. She
i- KpioccpaHaii, has had experience in teach
in ir, and can civc rood references.
Address Box Marlboro, Pitt CO.. N. C.
July ' tf
LAND SALE !
rjplIE undcrsifrncd offers for sale his tract
B of 1 ;nd, three; miles from Snarta, adjoin -iu'jc
the lands of John Best, R. R. Dupreeand
others, eonditins: 4"J acres more or less.
The farm is well adapted to ihe eultivatiyn of
Cotton, has excellent manuring facilities aud
is now in pood condition.
Price ?15 per acre. Apply to
WM. E. SUGG,
July Sl.-2m. Sparta, N. C.
F. P. HOBGOOD, A. M., Princigal,
A. F. REDD, A. M., Assistant.
FRED. AGTUE, Music Department.
The next Session opens on Monday, Sept.
14th, 1S74. B2f Apply for Catalogue.
July 10. Cw