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if "herniam A. H. MrrcHKLl, Editor aivi IJuBlnBB Manager. it Tlie Smallest Hair Throws a. Shadow." Prio IVrYmr Ol.OO MnjcU Cpy Fe (Via. Established 1886. EDENTON, N. C, Friday, December 23, 1887. No. 134. 7 his .Farmeio We do not sell Gold Dollars FOR And yet some people would believe euch a thing possible. What we ri 11 do, how ever, is to give you full value for every dollar spent with us. One Dollar spent at our store goes a long ways. Read some of the prices and don't let them predjudice your mine, but come and see with your own two eyes and you will say, it pays to go down town to trade. Examine our all wool flannel dress goods at 30 cents per yard. All shades of double width Tricots, at 57i ots. We have marked down all of our 25c worsteads to 15 cents. Doable width flannel dress goods at 48c Just received 1000 yards of Hamburg Edgings exquisit patterns, only 12cts for any you may select. Finer than we ever sold. Have you seen those lovely hats, straw and felt New York style? Examine our French kid button boot at $1.75. It beats the town. Examine our Ladies' wool Vests at 50c and 98c beat quality. Examine those La dies' linen handker chiefs 3 for 25c; a bar gain. Fine, regular made. Ladies1 how war rented fast black at 18c a pair. Best Balbriggan hose at 25c. We have Ball's cele brated corset; the best in the world. A new lot of decor ated china and glass ware on exhibition this week. We would advise you to CALL EARLY. First come, first served. itchell's ee mrve THE LIVE, LOW PRIGS HOUSB 05 EDENTON, C. NOT BUILT THAT WAY. "I want to be an angel," Sings the maiden in the choir; She pines for wingg and thinks she'd like To twang a golden lyre. But if she'd note the costumes Of maidens of to day, She'd shurely see that angels Would never dress that way. For instance, take the bustles, Such as you'll daily meet. Now, wouldn't they look queer, if worn Upon the golden street? And Saratoga waves and bangs. And false teeth and blondine; An angel, girls, with snch affairs Would surely ne'er be seen. So girls, if you're in earnest. You see you started wrong; And if you're not, why don't you quit, And sing some other song? A WONDERFUL FREAK OF NATURE. A PHENOMENON THAT WILL SCIENTISTS. PUZZLE From Washington Gazette. It was a queer looking object that an old woman living some miles from town exhibited at one of our Doctor's offices last Monday. The old woman, Mrs. Jemima Gilfillin, explained that the strange piece of humanity was her son, just 12 years old the 5th of this month. ' The boy has no arms at all, his shoulders being as smooth as any part of his body. His toes all point backward, his heels being in front, and he always walks backward, and with the apparent ease of a profess ional pedestrian. Strange to gay he has only one good eye, having been born that way. It was the first time little Neddie, as his devoted mother calls him, was ever brought to town, and the result of this visit is the stranerest thinsr of all. Neddie had been suffering with the toothache. and was carried to the pbvsician. It was one of his mill teeth, and the most difficult to extract that has ever been attempted in Washington. The Doctor tried thirteen times before he succeeded, and when he did pull it he found it to be just six inches and a quarter in length, that the cavity extended through to the top of his head, the tooth actually bringing some of the hair with it. The end had the appearance of having been bradded on the top of the head. Neddie fainted, and the mother went into convulsions, but the Doctor soon restored them to consciousness, and now the boy is doing very well, and talks intelligently on the ordinary topics of the day. It is a very wond erful spectacle, and astounds the most learned scientists among us. Mrs. Gilfillin is the wife of Mr. Samuel Gilfillin. a very respectable farmer about 13 miles from this place, as we are informed. THE COMING GIRL. The coming girl will cook her own food, will earn her own living, and will not die an old maid. The coming girl will not wear the Grecian bend, dance the German, ignore all possibilities of knowing how to work, will not en deavor to break the hearts of unaoph istacated young men, will spell cor rectly, understand English before she affects French, will preside with equal grace at piano or wash-tub, will spin more yarn for the house than for the street, will not despise her plainly clad mother, her poorrelations, or the hand of an honest worker; will wear a bon net, will darn her own stocking, and will not read the Ledger oftener than she does her Bible. The coming girl will walk five miles a day, if need be, to 'keep her cheeks aglow; will mind her health, her phys ical development and her mother; will adopt a costum both sensibleand con ductive to health; will not confound hypocrisy with politeness; will have courage to cut an unwelcome acquaint ance; will not think refinement French duplicity ; that the assumed hospital ity, where hate dwells in the heart is better than condemnation; will- not confound grace of government with silly affections; will not regard the end of hor being to have a beau. The coming girl will not look to Paris but to reason for fashion; will not nim to follow i foolish fashion because milliners and 'dress-makers decree.it; will not torture her body, shrivel her soul with puerilities, or ruin it with wine and pleasure. In short, the coming girl will seek to glorify her Maker and to enjoy men tally his works. Duty will be her aim, and life a Hying reality. Char ity and Children. FIRE AT FRANKLIN. Saturday morning last a telegram was received at Portsmouth for a fire engine, saying the town was in flames. Chambers Fire Company left imme diately over the S. & R. Railroad. The Virginian says : In a short while the Palmer had the - flames un der control. The property which, was on fire was a warehouse of Messrs. Pretlow & Co.; and contained 2,500 bushels of peanuts", a quantity of bacon, several tons of hay and a car load of coal. The peanuts and hay made quite a blaze, the smoke from the meat was at times blinding, and very offensive. The Seaboard Rail Road warehouse, which adjoins, caught on fire several times, but it was put out with only one end being destroyed. The freight was all re moved without being damaged by either fire or water. The Palmer worked from off a flat car. Valuable service was done by the colored peo ple employed on the Atlantic & Dan ville railroad. It is said that about 1,000 of them were present and worked hard with bucket, &c, until the engine ar rived. Fortunately a heavy rain an I hailstorm was prevailing at the time. The people were very much alarmed until the arrival of the engine. The property was insured in the Phoenix Fire company and the London Insurance company for 5,000. We failed to learn whether the goods were insured or not. The lire is supposed to be the work of an incendiary. Mr. M. H. Moore, confi tlental clerk of Mr. Pretlow, was asleep in thebuildingat the time, and the first information he had was the heat of the fire waking him up. He had to beat a hasty retreat in order to g't out in -safety. The loss is estimated at 6,000 or $7,000. Ex-Governor Rice, of Massachu setts, says : "The tendency to think on all things bearing on politics is growing in the public mind, and with this tendency is also growing a dis position to abandon'pet issues and personal favorites when the main aim for good government appears likely to be lost sight of in pressing them bv their leaders." Ex. The National Republican Convention hld a meeting at Washington city last week and appointed Chicago as the plac and June 19th next as the time of hoiding the convention for nominating candi dates for President and Vice President. News. FOR A GOOD XMAS PRESENT TAKE THE FISHERMAN & FARMER FOR A YEAR. Raleigh is taking steps to have an electric fire alarm. Durham is making arrangements to build a $100,000 hotel. The Methodist Conference will meet in New Berne next year. The execution of Charles F. JoDes will take place at New Berne ou the 17th of January. A generous hearted, wealthy colored citizen of Ohio, has given $30,000 to an institution in that State for the educa tion of the colored race. The Governor has offered a reward of 6lf0 for the apprehension and capture of Bill Williams, (colored), who is charged with the murder of Luke R. Russell, in Craven county. The New Berne Journal says: The surveyiug pavty who have, just comple ted the survey for the Pantego & Albe marle railroad found a juniper on the line 18 feet in circumference. Christmas day will be the first anni versity of the running of street cars in Raleigh. The first cars that ever ran through that city made the trip on Christmas of 18S6 amid great ovations and enthusiasm. r A Wisconsin court has decided that a husband may open his. wife's letter. That is all very well, so far as it goes, but what this country wants ia law to protect a husband who forgets to niail his wife's letters. Mui freebboro Index. The contract for heating the capital and other-State buildings at Raleigh, N..C., by steam has been awarded to Kelley & Jones, of Pittsburg, Pa., at $14,000, which is several hundred dol lars less than any of the other live bid ders proposed to do the work for. The Elizabeth City;Falcon says: The Rev. J. G. Lermon, . who has recently moved his family to this place to take charge of the Pasquotank circuit, "met wth a painful but not dangerous acci dent last Friday. Ha was driving to meet his appointments. His horse was quite wild and in passing another buggy his wheels caught in that of the other and. threw him out violently-. It is thought one of his ribs is broken. He will be unable to preach for two weeks or mors, but the Rlv. Mr. Brothers will probably preach for1 him next Sunday and Rev. Mr. Kennedy the following week. FOR RENT FOR 1888: The house occupied by II. DeB. Hooper. For terms, apply to J. G. WOOD. rVTjT7P sea wonders exist in thou LLiJjX sands of forms, but are surpassed by the marvels of invention. Those who are in need of profitable work that can be done while living at home should at once send their address to Hallett & Co., Portland, Maine, and re ceive free, full information how either sex, of all ages, can earn from 5 toS25 per day and upwards wherever they live. You are started free. Capital not re quired. Some have made over $50 in a single day at this work. All succeed. On Tuesday, Dec. 13th, two of my DEER HOUNDS strayed off. One by the name of" "Crouder' is a brown; the other by the name of "Sharp" is a backen-tan with a white ring aronud his neck; Both young dogs. I will reward anyone who will deliver them to me. T. J. Wilson, Rocky Hock, N. C. Send your Job work to this office. FOR SALE, Or exchange on liberal terms for 'property in or near Norfolk, a com fortable House on Okum St.. Eden ton. N. C. Apply to J. M. Skinnek. FOB SALE. I will sell, on good terms, ray house and lot, known a9 the Brewer house; also a smaller one, 20 x o. feet, at tached to same, on King St., near the Court House. J. A. Hakkkll. TO TAX FA TEES. ; The town tax list for 1SS7, is in my ; hands for collection. Taxes are nov due. lean be found at the Telegraph office on Main street at all times ready to give receipts for same. Pay your tax'S at once and have yo drselvva trouble and costs. If they are not Set tled by January the 1st," 1SS3, I shall j begin to levy. A. L. White, Collector. SOOTS AND SHOES. New line just received from Boston. Women" grain Pollses, no seam, high cut; Misses gro grain button, high cut; mens Kip Alaska brogans; mens' calf combination ties; ladies' gro grain ties: boy' brogans. No. 2 to 4, for Si. 00; boys1 calf boots, 1 to 4. 2 00 ; 3 cases mens kip and wax L. Boots; 200 lbs cotton yarn, 6, 3, 10, for sale at prices to suit the times At H. A. Bond's, CHEAl' SIDE. deS lin A'PERSOn! Male or Female in every township 'in this State to take orders for a standard historical work of sumasaim? t;iutv. ! usefulness, and accuracy, which sells at signc. .Liioerni commissions. Particu lars on application. YOU can make SI 00 to $250 per mouth. Full instruction. Address PHILLIPS & HUNT, K05 H road way. N Y. nol5 lm. t - J. J. BURGESS with ETHERIDGE, FULGHAM fc COMPANY, ESTABLISHED 1867 COTTON FACTORS AND IB and 20 Commerce Ht Norfolk, Va. Specialties Cotton, Lumber and Peanuts. ALSO WITH THE Virginia Cigar factory. IfAMBERGER BROS., MANTFACTCKKKS OF FineCigars Also Wholesale TOBACCONISTS, And dealers in Snuff, wood and Clay Pipes, also. Foreign and Demestic Leaf Tobacco,' 93 and 95 Water Street, NORFOLK, VA. To Success! To Suvincisvillc ! To Excellence! To Rapid ba les! To ReliaJjility! To Quality! To Satisfaction. 'Jo Low Prices. RUNS DIRECT TO Bargain Station No.l. THAT'S OUR STORK. Free Passes to Economy and all the above points issued to everv patron of the LEVY CLOTHING HOUSE LOUIS LEVY, Agent, where a lare, well-selected btock of Clothing, Drj Goods, Hats and Notions has jubt ben rt-ceived. You can find the place by inqu;riri for the Old Dillon .Store, next to Barber Shop, EDEXT0X, X. C.