OCR Interpretation

The Caucasian. (Clinton, N.C.) 188?-1913, April 11, 1889, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn91068245/1889-04-11/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

A Ir-rCutt tr, ffehUnf Marhlno
and New Job Typohurt tcn ad led
lo our Job Officr, r4 wo can bow
KHtor and Proprietor.
do work to ott rrtn the most fx.
tMcooa. Call la ami k wtoptai of
;h work we have done In th lai
This neck we give you a neatly
j.rintl j:ii-r on our
.,sv hliow your appreciation by
Advertising rat made known
No. 26.
ivin u.- :i,00 Hutrtcril)erM.
on application.
' . Y I
1 1 .
TH W (f A (T A A M
3P-xx"o 33emooro7 xid Wnlto Bupromnojr.
"" """ '"' " " "' '' " ' 1 "' -i - i i m ., I,. . I,,. n-iimiiiwii-... i i ... - i i ...i.ii- iwi. .iii-i i ii ,
The Opinion of The Causasian and
the Opinion of others which we
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of the Day.
The time lias gone by when
young men will bo taught in any
part of the country that it low
ers a man to work with his
hands. Wil. Messenger.
Th New York Star and the
Progressive Farmer are now
publishing a story, each claim
ing to liave been specially writ
ten for its? columns. Wonder
how man more papers are pub
lishing the same story specially
written for them ?
We have givn up in despair
any hope that Radical newspaper-!
would tell the people the
truth about the election Uw.
It they persist in -their misrep
resentation the cosi?lition is left
ii that the people, always wis
er and honester than the politi
cians, will rebuke this last at
tempt to deceive them. State
Is there no Southern Forakei?
Has any one heard any outcry
because the battle flag of a Penn
sylvania regiment has been re
turned to it jy Its Southern cap
tors? Detroit Free Press.
No ! So far as our experience
extends we haven't got any use
For-a-ker here in the South.
The South is now the most at
tractive fiehrfor investment and
development in the United
States, and one scarcely hears of
the great Northwestern boom
now-a-days. Hut there are many
portions of the South about
t hicli there are no inquiries,
and that are unknown. These
must advertise and boom as the
points of present attraction have
The delegates who composed
the State Truckers' and Fruit
(Jrowers' Association, which
convened in Cliuton last Thurs
day, were men of ability and
large personal experience. The
work done was highly instruct
ive, and the meeting in every
way a success for a beginning.
Wa expect very beneficial re
sults to be reaped from this
timely organization.
Citizen Grover Cleveland 'who
has been spending a few weeks
in Florida returned through
North Carolina en route for New
York. Everywhere he was hail
ed with a heart j welcome. The
Messenger says:
Mr. Cleveland and party express
themselves as delighted with their
trip, nnk particularly refer in com
plimentary terms of the Atlantic
Coast and their splendid treatment
At the hands of its accommodating
and incomparable officials.
.News comes that the negroes
who have gone by the whole
sale to the Southwest are great
ly dissatisfied. Those for whom
they went to work are disap
pointed in them and are treat
ing them harshly, and tbey are
looking longingly but hopelessly
back toward the dear old state
of "Norf Caliny." "Better suf
fer the ills we bear than fly to
those we know not of."
The Radicals of Wayne coun
ty have held a meeting in Golds
boro to denounce the election
law passed by the last Legisla
ture. The Headlight, in speak
ing of it, says: -
Speeches were made by "Ex-Gov-eruor
Brogden and Mr. W. S. O'B.
Kobinson, both makjng bitter and
uncalled for attacks upon the Gene
ral Assembly. Brogden talked and
talked, and when he got through his
audience, mostly composed of ne
groes, had vanished. y"e would ad
vise the Ex-Governor to try it again,
Doubtless tKe harraigues of
the two a bove mentioned repre
sentatives of the party contain
ed so much more of bitterness
than of argument and sense that
even the negroes were disgusted
and were glad to get away.
if ue ami. Cry I Raised Atrninnt
Athe Patent l'roee of Making
ft The Oh! Way Yet
the Bent.
Underwood's patent process of
increasing the yield of Spirits
Turpentine by the use of eal,
oil in the distillation of turpen
tine has raised considerable stir
in naval store commission cir
cles. The leading commission
merchants of Wilmington have
been interviewed by a Messen
ger reporter and the almost
unanimous opinion is, that if the J
process is allowed to be used
unbranded, our spirits turpen
tine trade will be well nigh
ruined. The following opinion
as given by President, II. C. Mc
Queen, of the Produce Exchange,
and member of the firm of Wil
liams & Murcbison, dealers and
exporters, about covers the
grounds tken by the majority
of dealers:
"The thing will throw discredit
on our turpentine trade. When a
a dealer buys spirits he wants to
know what he is netting, but if this
manipulated stufF is sold on the mar
ket as spirits, how is he to know
w hat he is doing unless he goes to a
great deal of trouble to have every
cask carefully inspected . The conse
quence will be if the adulterated ar
ticle is made to bo sold for the pure
article, without being branded at
what it really is, buyers of spirits
will by from only responsible deal
ers. Producers under this state of
alFairs would then find it difficult to
sell their turpentine, unless their re
putation for interity vas well known.
"It is well known that the de
mand for spirits turpentine at its
best is limited in the world, and any
large increase in production would
necessarily lower prices. It follow?,
therefore, that the demand far crude
turpentine would also be lessened,
and the maker hurt in this way.
"I would say nearly two-thirds of
the turpentine made in this country
is exported, and this adulteration
will certainly have effect on the ex
port demand. 1 think the producers
ought to be compelled by law to
brand their product under this pro
cess." Mr. Joseph Underwood, of
Cumberland county, is the pa
tentee. He is a native of Honey-
cutt's township, Sampson coun
ty, and has secured several pa
tents on other inventions before.
Makes a
The State Chronicle, in re
porting the proceedings of the
House In regard to the bill rel
ative to the patent process of
making spirits of turpentine,
"Mr. Murphy attacked the reso
lution, saying it was a strike at a
citizen of Cumberland county who
had invented a process by which
coal oil was used, "Ac, &c.
Dr. Murphy is out in a card
in the Chronicle and makes the
following statement:
I wish to say that it is very unjust
to me to state that I said anything
about coat oil, for I certainly did
not make use of the words in my
remarks. l uiu not know what en
tered into the new process, and had
no reason for supposing that coal oil
did, and without knowledge of the
fact, I certainly- never would have
made such a statement; it would
have been damaging to the patentee
for me to have so stated, and it fur
ther places me in the rediculous at
titude of defendidg a process for
distillation ot turpentine, in which
I believe coal oil is used.
My impression is that Mr. MeGill
made use of the coal oil statement
in his strong and earnest offort.
am very postive that I did not and
I decidedly object to being made
swallow McGill's thunder or coaloi
W. B. Mubpiiy.
ine juemociatic . p.utj is
stronger to-day than it was at
m -w-v j
the close of President Cleve
land's Administration. The de
spondency which naturally fol
lowed the election in November
has speedily given place to a
spirit of buoyant courage an I
indomitable resolve. The lines
are closing up again, and the
prospect is that the party wil
enter the campaign of 1892 more
thoroughly organized and better
equipped for effective service
than any previous contest. The
educational work of 188S wil
go on until the reign of the me
DODolist gives place to the rule
of the people. There is every
thing in the, outlook to encour
age the hope that the return of
the Republicans to power will
bat result in their lastlng'defeat
four years hence. The Demo
cratic leaders haw not lost their
confidence in the strength of
their cause the causa of the
people, the cause of equitable
taxation, the cause of honest
government. Charleston Nciws
and Courier.
Faison, New Berne, Mt. Olive, Mag
nolia, Fayetteville, Wilmington
Warsaw and Clinton
The movement for a State
Truckers' and Fruit Growers'
ssociation was started at Clin
ton on January 31st, 1889, by
organizing the Clinton Associa-
lon. This Association issued a
circular to the trackers and
fruit growers in other sections,
calling up-n them to organize
similar local associations, and
to designate a place for, and to
elect delegates to ageneral con
vention. The result of this
movement is the State Associa
tion, which was organized at
this place last Thursday.
Clikton, N. C, April 4, '89.
The delegates elected from
the various Truckers' and Fruit
Growers' Association assembled
in Atkins' Hall to-day at 2
o'clock. A temporary organiza
tion was effected by calliug on
Capt. B. A. Hallett, cf Mt. Olive,
to act as President, and Marion
Butler, of Clinton, to act as Sec
The following places were
represented by the. following
delegates :
Warsaw Messrs.. W. L. Hill,
J. F.Woodward, R. W. Black-
Faison Messrs. J. S. Mines,
J. S. Westbrook, H. J. Faison,
Charles Hines, A. T. Curry and
Roscoe Moore.
Mt. Olive Messrs. B. A. Hal
lett and J. A. Westbrook.
Fayetteville Mr. W. W.
Clinton Messrs. W. L. Fai
son, C. Partrick, W. B. Stewart,
W. S. Thomson and Marion But
ler. New Berne Mr. G. L. Hard-
Magnolia Mr. Boney.
Wilmington A. Weill.
The Chair appointed the fol
lowing committees :
On Permanent Organization
Messrs. H. J. Faison. W. L.Hill,
J. A. Westbrook, W. W. Huske
and Capt W. L. Faison.
On Constitution and By-Laws.
Messrs. W. B. Stewart. J. S.
Westbrook; V. S. Thomson and
A. T. Curry.
On Programme of Business
ard Discussions Messrs. C. Par
trick, Roscoe Moore and Chas.
The committee on permanent
organization reported as fol
lows :
For President W. L. Hill.
For 1st Vice-President -J. S.
For 2nd Vice-President A,
F. Johnson.
For Secretary Marion Butler.
For Treasurer B. A. Hallett.
On motion of Maj. J. S. Hines
the report was adopted, where
upon temporary chairman Hal
lett introduced President Hill to
the Association, who, alter a
few appropriate remarks, called
for the report of the committee
on Government, which was read
and adopted.
Section seven of the Constitu
tion reads as follows :
"There shall be an executive com
mittee of three members of the As
sociation, together with the Presi
dent and first vice-resident and
Secretary, who shall be members ex-
officio, three of whom shall make a
quorum and shall manage its affairs
during the vacation ot the Associa
tion. The President shall be chair
man of the executive committee
The order of business for each meeb-
Ing shall be arranged by the Execu
tive Committee."
The Chair appointed, as the
other, three members of the Ex
ecutive Committee, Capt. W. L.
Faison.'J. S- Westbrook and B
A. Hallett.
..The Committee on Program
me" reported as follows
Strawberries-Discussion open
ed by J. S. Westbrook.
Peas. Discussion opened by
H. J. Faison.
Beans. Discussion opened by
Charles Hines.
Potatoes. Discussion opened
by J. 8. Hiae.
Freights. Discussion opened
by A. Weil (representing the At
lantic Coast Line.)
Shipping Packages. Discus
sion opened by T. B. Piercj.
Commissions-Discussion open
ed by W. L. Faison.
Grapes. Discussion opened
by J. A. Westbrook.
Asparagus. Discussion open
ed by C. Partrick.
Huckleberries. Disc u s s i o n
opened by W. L. HllL
The discussion on the various
subjects was participated in by
nearly every member of the
Association, and as most of
hem spoke from a large and
personal experience, the infor
mation given was highly enter
taining and instructive.
Some of the points we gather
from the discussion are, that a
majority of truckers . make a
great mistake in the quantity of
manure. What is usually used
on two acres should be put on
one. That the strawberry is a
very remumerative crop; a stiff
soil 3uits them best, though the
"Cresent" does fairly well on a
light soil. The Faison Associa
tion has adopted cents per
quart as the standard price for
picking. That Landreth's -'Ex-tra
Early" is the best pea ; that
the vines for forage was as val
uable as the pea; that in sec
tions where the cotton stalR
grows tall ana strong that the
pea could be planted in the side j
of the rows by the stalk to an
advantage ; that the pea could
be sown with oats, the pea pick
ed and the vines cut with the
oats for forage.
That the Wax bean rules the
highest in the market, but be
ing liable to "spot," that tha
Mohawk or Round bean was
safest. That in gathering the
bean it was very important that
none should be boxed except
"Snappers" that is a bean that
is just the right age to snap or
break when bent. That a few
old beans in a bax would dam
age its sale.
That the Irish potatoe was the
wuly farm product on which
there was any tariff protection,
and that, unlike other crops, It
required but little manure and
was not perishable, and there
fore would not necessarily be
De sacrificed in a glntted mar
ket. With .this crop, variety
and soil are very important.
"Early Rose" and "Chili Red"
are the best, and should be
grown in a light soil A pota
toe with dark earth clinging to
it not very saleable.
That the Atlantic Coast Dis
patch would transport truck and
fruits on almost express time.
That the- slight incease of
freight rates was not due to the
Wilmington and Weldon Rail
road, but to other partif s of the
Dispatch Combination.
That tha gift crate (32 or 60
quart) was the best fruit iu
them would bring best price.
Thatthere is a miue of money
in a vineyard If properly man
aged. That Asparagus should bf
shipped with damp moss at the
butts of bunches bo that the
grass wonld not only not wilt
but would continue to grow en
route to market.
That it was very desirable and
very necessary in order that the
huckleberrj reach market in
good condition that the berry
be handled very litHe before
shipping. That the pickpra
should tak the crates, wren
possible, with them in the woods
and put the berry directly from
the bush into tha baskets.
All these and hundreds of
other points which we haven't
time nor space to give ' were
brought up and fully explained
Continued on 2nd Page.
The Inventor of the Modern Lamp
the Eather of Modern Courtship.
OourUhip has without doubt
been largely modified by differ
ent systems of artificial light.
Now that the electric light
seems destined sooner or later
to supercede petroleum, gas,and
candles, it is time that the youth
of our country should seriously
consider the probable influence
of the new light upon their fu
ture happiness.
Hitherto courtship has pros
pered with every new improve
ment in artificial light. The
cave man and his cave girl knew
nothing of the delights qf court
ship. This was not merely be
cause the cave man was igno
rant of everything generally,
except the art of carving rude
pictures on the ivory handle of
his razor or his tooth-brush, but
because he had no lamps or can
dles. At night he either went
to bed or sat by the light of his
camp-fire. If his daughter and
her young man also sat by the
fire, they were restrained by the
presence of all the rest of the
family, and the practice of steal
ing girls was so common that
no father would permit a valua
ble girl to move out of sight of
the camp-fire. The result was
that tho cave girl was never
courted, but passed" suddenly
from maidenhood to wifehood
by being bought or stolen.
Some advance in courtship
was made when candles and
lamps were invented.
It thus became possible for
the young people to sit in the
library with their own light,
while the old people sat iu the
parlor. But the original lamp,
like candles ancient and mod
ern, was unmanageable. It could
not be turned down. The Greek
or Roman girl could not, of
course, extinguish the library
lamp, lor that would have left
her in the dark, which would
not only have been improper,
but would have led to unpleas
ant consequences in case ot her
father suddenly entering .the
room and stumbling over the
rocking-chair. It is true that
Pythagoras is said to have in
vented a semi-transparent col
lapsible screen, which could be
placed on a Roman lamp in or
der to partially screen the light,
and which could, in case of a
sudden alarm, be quickly re
moved and concealed in the
folds of the young man's toga.
Doubtless some good was done
by this beneficient invention,
which was designed by the in
ventor, so we are told, to meet
the frequent complaint among
Roman and Greek girls, that
their eyes were sensitiveJ;o- ar
tificial light. However, the Py
thagorean screen was abolished
by the decree of Cato the cen
sor, who pretended that it was
really injurious to the eyes, and
recommended thajt Roman girls
should accustom their eyes to
artificial light, by using three
or four lamps in the place- of
one. This decree alone is suffl
cient to explain why Cato has
been pronounced to be a "mean
old thine" bv the unanimous
verdict of the feminine world
During the Middle Ages the
rush-light superseded the Ro
man lamp, probably because of
the high price of oil. Like the
lamp, the rush-light could not
be turned down ; and as the ar
mor of the young man of the
period was kept in a high state
of polish, it reflected the rays
of light so brilliantly that he
was nearly- as powerful as a
modem parabolic reflector. Of
course privacy in company with
an illurrinated young kaight
was impossib I e. When the fath
er, who was polishing his hel
met or putting a new rivet in
his shirt, thought it was time
to look after the young people,
and so clanked solemnly into
the library, be invariably found
the brilliant knight and his
daughter seated at opposite ends
of the sofa. No medieval girl
quite dared to approach bo
splendid an object closnly,know
ing as she did that her hair was
liable at any moment to cateh
in the knight's shoulder-scales,
and that a mailed coat-sleeve
could not but shine in a most
conspicuous way against the
background of a feminine waist.
Thus it came to pass that the
young knight knew no other
method of courtship than that
of writing sonnets and playing
the guitar under his lady's win
dow, and a very unsatisfactory
method it must have been.
The inventor of the modern
lamp, with a wick that can be
turned down or np with a screw,
if really entitled to the honor
of having been the father of
modern courtship. The girJs of
the period must liave! hailed
this invention with enthusiasm,
for It not only enabled uiem to
turn down the light, but It fur
nished them with the excuse
that the lamp had to be turned
down to prevent it from smok
ing. Then, too, the screw could
bo operated with great rapidity,
and an active young man could
turn up the light in an instant
at the first creek of the parental
We shall never know how
much the domestic happiness
of the last century or two Is due
to the inventor vf the modern
lamp. Certain it is that court
ship, with the usual result of
marriage, has enormously in
creased since the introduction
of a lignt capable of being reg
ulated at will. Love, like re
ligion, flourishes in a i'im, sub
dued light, and a light of half-a-candle
power will permit a
timid proposal to creep forth,
which would never have dared
to manifest itself in a really
bright light.
And now comes the brilliant,
garish electric light, more pow
erful than half a dozen oil lamps,
and wholly incapable of being
turned down. The inventor
must have been a confirmed
misanthrope, and the bitter en
emy of marriage. Does the
young girl, who looks modestly
forward to the cosy library fur
nished with a light. that can be
turned down, and an eligible
young man, grasp the fact that
the "electrict light will make
that alluring dream impossible?
It is bad enough for her to know
that the electric light will piti
lessly show every defect of her
complexion and dress, but its
inexorable persistence is what
most seriously affects her inter
ests. If this light becomes uni
versal, courtship will be as much
a lost art as it was in the Mid
dle Ages, and we shall have to
thank Mr.sEdison for the simul
taneous decline of marriage,
and the revival of sonnet-writ
ing and midnight guitar-prac
tice. W. L. A? den in Collin's
Once A Week.
In commenting upon The
World's exposure of John Wan-
amaker's "sweat-shops" in Ber
lin the San Francisco Chronicle
says : "Mr. wanamaKer would
be a donkey if he did not buy
his cloaks in the cheapest market-"
But why should Mr. Wana
maker deny the same privilege
to the mass of his countrymen?
Why, except for selfish reasons,
should he raise a campaign fund
of 400,000 to aid in compelling
the people of the United States
to by their necessaries in the
dearest market ? The Chronicle
says that he defends a high tar
iff in order to enable him to
"produce here with decently
remunerated labor."
Just how decently Mr. Wana
maker remunerates his labor in
this country was shown in The
World of last Sunday. In one
of the Philadelphia establish
ments which manufacture cloth
ing for this professed Philan
thopist "the force is entirely
European," and few of the ope
ratives receive an average of
S4.50 a week. In another man
ufactory a middleman who had
barely made expenses at GO cents
a pair for trousers was notified
that no more than 40 cents would
be paid in future. Wanamaker
has the contract for supplying
the uniforms for the employees
of the Pennyslvania Railroad,
and he pays only 2.79 for mak
ing an entire suit. The "white
slaves" at Berlin can hardly be
less decency remunerated than
And it is lor this sort or "pro
tection to American labor" that
the people of this country pay
a duty of from 54 to o7 per cent
on their clothing! N. Y. World
"Oh, Lord, have mercy on us.
Give us clean politics and pure
men in office. (Aside to Mr.
Quay: How much money did
you'say it would take to buy In
diana?) Thou knowest that
when the righteous reign the
people are happy (Aside to Quay:
I send 8100,000 with whirh to
buy ,the vote of Brooklyn) Help
us to keep free from the PolitWl
cal corruption of the day (to
Quay: Has Dudley arranged the
"floaters In-blocks of. fixe"?)
Grant that the iniquitous prac
tises of corrupt politicians may
come to naught (Here Quay:
Take 100,000 more) and thtt
their wicked ways may be con
founded. Amen ! I" Raleigh
State Chronicle.
3,000,000 OK PROPERTY DE
Smithfield, N. CSaTannah, Norfolk
and Pittsburg in Ashes.
Last Saturday and Sunday
wero such dav$ in which a cry
of "Fire !" sends throah every
body a thrill of terror. The
wind was blowing a gale, at
from 20 to 30 miles an hour, all
along the Atlantic coast Satur
day evening at 7 o'clock a clerk
stepped to the front of a store
in Savannah to light a gas jet.
Just then came a gust of wind,
the flame touched some drape
ry, and in an fustant the build
ing was on fire. Before an en
gine could be .summoned the
next building was on fire. In a
few minutes the maddened
flames had leaped to the next
block, and ere they were rrest
d a million and a quarter dol
lars worth of property was in
At Norfolk, on Sunday, the
terrific gale flooded the lower
part of the city with M-ater,
which came in contact with
some unslacked lime. In a few
minutes the licking flames were
reaching from building to build
ing, destroying v. half a million
dollars worth of property.
At Pittsburg, on the same day,
property to about the same val
ue was swept away.
Last comes the sad news of
the almost complete destruction
of Smithfield, the county-eat
of a sister county. The cause
of the fire we haven't learned.
the flames broke out in Morgan's
carriage factory and swept clean
the buiness part of th s town to
the southeast, destroying fifty-
eight buildings. Hood's drug
store, Peacock Brothers, general
merchandise, D. II. Graves, gro
cer, W. M. Sanders, grocer, and
John Gurley hotel and saloon,
are the only business houses
left. The courthouse and jail
were payed. The loss is over
Clidton knows hotf to sympa
thize with her unfortunate
neighbor, for just eleven years
ago last Wednesday two weeks,
she suffered the same sad fate.
Be it said to the credit of our
mayor and city fathers that
Clinton is supplied with an ef
fective fire department, such as
might have saved Smithfield
had it been provided with the
same precaution.
At a school at Hesston, Kan ,
a copy of the Kansas City News,
so the editor of that paper in
conns its readers, is Kept con
stantly on file for the use of the
teachers and scholars. It is
quite evident that the young
ideas of Hesston will be taught
to shoot in the right direction.
The boy who is abreast with
the news or tne aay has won
half the battle toward fame and
fortune. To be up with the
times you must be one of them
There is a good deal of rude
buffotting in this world, and to
be out of the swim is to re
ceive more buffets than justly
belong to you. The successfu
merchant is not the one who
understands the routine of bus
iness only, but he who is con
versant with the affairs of the
world and regulates his inter
ests according to them. In the
new towns of the West houses
are built first then a church,
then a newspaper office home,
religion ana lnteuigenee going
nana in nana to ouua up
1 1 M
sturay ana enterprising man
hood. There is level headed
common sense in these Kansas
teachers who have introduced
the newspaper into the school
room. It is a whole curriculum
of study in itself, and this Wes
tern custom might be iranjplan
ted here with adyatage to future
Cabinet Ministers and, mayhap
Presidents. N. Y. Graphic.
,.Mark TwaIll) waoge
name is S. L. Clemens, M. A., in
spired by the success of "Little
Lord Fauntleroy" on the stage,
is having his "Prince and Pau
per" dramatized.
Do you not take an interest in the
development and progress of Samp
son county? The Caucasian
laboring for that very purpose.
Wat4 U Ky U Tw t.
There was a man in town this
week who wantod to buy Scot
land Nockthat I, hit atr indi
cated puch a purpose, i He wa
drummer Scotland Neck
Democrat. 1
AEfHf ftl, I.
A shell was dog up on South
Elm street hut wek. It wan a
welve pound shrapnel 1 and was
never firJ. Probably lost hero
at the durrendtr of the "Lost
Can?." 1 1 Is perfectly hartnlcs
f no fire Is ippli?, as It Is not
a percussion shell. Greensboro
North State.
AtUr Cirlttltjr.
Wa so In. the paper, occa-
lonally, accounts of two head
ed chickens, forked rls. etc
but they are Invariably a long
way off. Now Puck has a calf,
at home, "to be seen of men,"
which has two eye, two ears.
bur feet, one intfuth and a tail.
and is right smart and hairy
Cameron cor. Jonesboro Leader.
treabr'a It IVtory.
The ice factor? recently con
tracted by Mr. A. J. Hine. be-
ween tho N. O. and C. F. it Y.
V. Railroad?, will commence
operations this week. The buil
ding is 32x66 feet, and the ice
lant the best in the state. The
machinery is tho Craft patent,
and has a capacity of ten tons a
day. North State.
A Big Kornitirf FirUrjr.
Western capitalists have or
ganized a company in Ashevllle
with 150,000 paid up capital
with the privilege of Increasing
t to 500,000. it will absorb
the furniture factory of Avery
and Erwin and the Tuckaseigee
number and Manufacturing
Company, and will operate ex-
cusivoly iu Jackson, Swain and
uiult ruuiHieu. n is me lanresb
1 . lf. T L 1 11.. 1 a
u.'uiture manufactory in the
'outl!. State Chronicle.
An Agree ably SirprUfd Mai.
A man applied at this office
for stamps a few days ago and
was agreeably surprised arhen
ie found that letter postage
had been reduced from thron In
wo cents. Another wanted .'
hem for leas than two cents,
saying that he would look round
before buying, but if he could
do no better, ho would have to
trade with the postmaster.
Lexington cor. Cliarlotte
Jack MilU' Opinion.
Bishop Lyman has discovered
that half a pixt of parched
ground peas eaten Just before
going to bed and followed by a
glass of milk will promote
sleep and aid digestion. Very
good. Dr. Dio Lewis says the
best remedy for dyspeosia is to
drive a dray. A-woodsaw is
just as good. Our prescription
for insomnia is a clear con
science, a light 'supper and a
warm bath taken very deliber
ately just before going to bed.
Charity and Children.
An lataae Waaaa Saieidea.
Mrs. . Edmnndson, the widow
of Haywood Edmundpou, of
Bnlhead township, Green coun
ty,. whose rnind is believed to
have been impaired somewhat,
ended her life yesterday morn
ing, about 5 o clock by throwing
herself into a well. When she
was missed by her family, search
was made and the body was dis
covered to be in tho well by a
nephew of the deceased, who
lived in the family. The sad
occurrence sent a thrill of hor
ror through the community.
News and Observer.
A Detraetive Fire.
There was a destructive fire at
Wilson's yesterday evening. The
depot and freight ear were burn
ed. Near by stood the large
planing mills of John M. Wil
son. These caught and wero
tirely destroyed." It was said
to-day that the loss on the mills
is fully 25,000 and that there
was no Insurance. Several per
sons from here went there to-
dav. A ton axrxncr vnrktnin
named Wallace, who went into
the mills after his kit of tools
was burned to death. The fire
delayed the trains considerably,
as the track was badly warped
by the heat. Raleigh cor. Wil,
Sale at the AUiaaee Warekaiae.
Tho grand opening sale at the
Capital Alliance Warehouse yes
terday was a complete success
and"was entirely satisfactory to
every Doay. ine floor was cov
ered from wall to wall with
beautiful golden leaf which Wa
poured in from the counties of
Johnston, Wilson, Wayne, Chat
ham, Nasb, Vance, Franklin and
Wake. Tho 'Raleigh buyer
were out in full , force and also
those from other markets.
Prices were good and all tho
farmers went away happy. The
Alliance warehouse promises to
be a success. News-Observer. -

xml | txt