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THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 1881).
When every star that gems the fcky
In darkness hides its silvery ray,
And midnight shadows thickly lie,
Like Fable curtains on the way.
One light remains to pierce the gloom,
One ray it is the Light of Home.
That light where e'er undimmed it shines
Unnumbered blessing shed around ;
Where fall its soft and tender lines
There truest happiness is found.
There is no light beneath the dome
So precious as the Light of Home.
Within its sacred circle blend
The purest virtues, true and strong ;
Here friends deserve the name of friend,
And love resides, nor fears a wrong ;
And where the heart meets no pain and ill,
That friendly beacon cheers it still.
For one afar it3 radiance streams,
The proof of joy and hope an 1 cheer,
And draws him with its welcome beams
To all he holds most prized and dear.
His heart is glad, his eyes grow bright,
If he beholds its faithful light.
And thus as we, with weary feet,
Life's dark and tangled mazes tread,
Let us take heart, for pure and sweet,
There is a light that shines ahead,
That leads us onward while we roam,
To find in Heaven the Light of Aonie.
Some Notes of Interest to the Trade.
If an Edgecombe cotton farmer
wants to see a happy granger let him
go to Nash and hear his brother chant
the praises of tobacco. Tarboro
This is a good year for the tobacco
nist everywhere. The leaf market is
in exceptionally good shape. The
crop news is encouraging. In a ma
jority of the tobacco counties the weed
is very fine indeed, in some counties
the best ever grown. Richmond State.
The tobacco trade of Danville, es
pecially the manufacturers, are much
gratified, in fact, I may say elated, at
the notable increase in the volume of
sales of Danville plug and twist dur
ing the present year compared with
preceding years. Every month this
year there has been a large increase
over the corresponding month of last
year, and the aggregate increase for
the eight months just ended amounts
to I55326 pounds, the total sales
for said eight months being 5,037,178
pounds. Lynchburg Advance.
Jenkins & Lewis, leaf tobacco com
mission merchants, report to the New
York Tobacco Leaf as follows : The
old or '88 crop has been about all sold
by the planters in this section. The
attention of everyone is turned to the
'89 crop, which is coming to market
very rapidly, and selling at very satis
factory prices to the planters. The
first curings, which were leaves pulled
from the plant and cured on wires,
were very white in color and thin and
fair in texture, while the offerings now
of the last curings are not so bright,
though it is much superior in color to
the crop of '88, which has passed from
the planters' hands. The new crop is
estimated lighter in weight than the
'S8 crop, which was short in compar
ison with the 'S7 crop.
A special from Richmond to the
Durham Globe, dated Sept. 19, says
of the condition of that market :
The market has been very dull this
week and very little business was trans
acted in bright tobacco, either yester
day or to-day. Of course some scat
tering sales have been made each day,
but no round lots have been sold un
less it was done privately. Good
wrappers can be sold here at what
looks like hi gh prices, but the sup
ply is very limited. There has been
quite a good demand here for fillers
but this seems to have quieted down
considerably in the past few days.
Our receipts during this month have
been much larger than was expected
and shipments are not keeping pace
with them, consequently when our in
spectors' report comes out at the end
of the month we expect it to show an
increase in our stocks.
Capt. Ed. M. Pace, the veteran
warehouseman of Danville, has re
cently taken charge of the warehouse
at Rocky Mount. Writing to the Cin
cinnati Tobacco Journal about the to
bacco raised in that section, he gives
the figures of some sales made at his
house and says :
It's not generally in keeping with
the order of things lor a warehouse
man to tell buyers tobacco is selling
high ; such remarks are only intended
for farmers, but the matter changes
when you allude to the tobacco of this
section. Such prices would appear
high in big Danville, but here it's dif
ferent ; the tobacco is so much finer
than other sections, accounts for the
difference. I could prolong the
list, but this suffices, and I have noth
ing to retract as to what I said about
the fine lemon and canary wrappers,
cutters and smokers raised in this sec
tion. Our Democratic Congressman
has a very fine crop of tobacco ; he
gave it his close attention, and is now
busy stripping and classifying. Come
down to our agricultural fair in No
vember and I'll show you.
Cotton was once called the King,
And produced the Georgia cracker,
But now we've got a better thing.
iue k lux 10 us urigiu looacco.
OLINA. As to the Virginia and North Caro
lina crop, it is the general testimony
that the crop is unusually bright and
generally very thin. Even in Western
North Carolina, where much body
was anticipated, the early marketings
are proving thin. This will make the
bulk of the crop suitable only for cut
lers and smokers, and while at first
thought it might be the opinion that
low prices will rule for these grades
later on in the year, a little considera
tion will point to the contrary. The
crop, in the first place, will yield very
lightly in pounds as compared with
average years,
and then it must be re
membered that cigarette manufactur
ers had a hard struggle the past year
to meet current demands, and now
that they have a crop, the like of which
they may not get for some years again,
they will stock up for the coming year
in short, carry as large a stock as
their finances will possibly permit
and this will in a measure be the case
with smoking manufacturers also, and
thus there will be a demand created
that will rapidly absorb the crop
(which is going to market thus early at
an unprecedented rate and at unusu
ally good prices) and insure a compe
tition that is bound to obtain for it
good prices. Thus Providence seems
to have shaped things for the good of
planters of the East and West. Cin
cinnati Tobacco Journal.
A gentleman, who has a wide
j knowledge of tobacco and experience
- 1 .1.. T: : .1 ' il-
nanuiuiL; uie
Virginia and North
? Carolina types, which entitles him to
give advice to tobacco planters, writes
as follows regarding the curing of this
year's crop : ,
Planters should be cautioned against
letting their tobacco come in and go
out of case, for of all years this is the
time to watch this point, on account
of the lack of gum, which acts as an
enamel or varnish when once dry, and
thereby prevents it from being acted
on by every change of the weather.
This crop is thin and porus and is in
consequence the most sensitive crop to
moisture we have seen for years. You
have been a keen observer of the ef
fects of wet and dry seasons on the
quality and keeping conditions of to
bacco for years past, and you must
have observed all wet weather crops
have a tendeney to run foxy .we mean
the flue cured kinds while the dry
weather crops seem to resist moisture
to a corresponding degree, and holds
color regardless of rains at least are
not sensitive to changes and lose color
very stubbornly. So a little timely
caution will save the planters of West
Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina
hundreds of thousands of dollars. We
would advise all who have sweet wheat,
oat or rye straw to cover the floors of
their tobacco barns to prevent moist
ure from rising from the damp earth
to the hanging tobacco above, and
thereby discoloring it, or what would
be still better, to bulk it in packing
houses with good tight floors, walls,
etc., and covering all with sweet corn
fodder or wheat straw, being sure that
it is in proper order to stand the pres
ent temperature. The most of plant
ers are treating this thin crop just as
they treat average year crops, cut and
cured late in this month, which are
followed by cool, dry, crisp, frosty
weather, to preserve color ; such is not
the conditions now, and it is well to
repeat the caution to them, as they
will lose by a few days neglect the
finest color we have ever had in the
history of the trade. Cincinnati To
bacco Journal.
From Henderson to New Jersey 011 a
The following is the diary kept by
Mr. E. J. Stephens on his recent trip
from lleuderson to Newark, New Jer
sey, on a bicycle :
Aug. 22, 1SS1. Lvft Henderson at 8
a. 111.; crossed Roanoke river at 0 p. m.,
and arrived at Mr. J. Bufr' about. 7
o'clock: stopped all night with him. Had
a very sandv road and had to walkabout
of the way; made about 22 miles and
do not feel very tired. Stooped to drink
from a spring and split my pants; had
to sew them up myself. Dinner 20 cents ;
supper, lodging and breakfast free.
Aug. 2:, l.sss'J. Made Roydton about
l:0 o'clock; 8 miles from Bugg's. Ar
rived at Dr. Davis' about 1:'J0 o'clock
and took dinner; cost 25 cents; big rain
came up before I was through. After
walking about two miles through the
mud found it impossible to go further ;
stopped at Mr. Lett's; got supper, lodg
ing and breakfast free. Roads the worst
1 ever saw; was only able to ride obout
tlie way; nothing but hills. Almost
every place I come to has a full supply of
neas; 1 am getting bit all over. I am
feeling very well; not tired at all, but I
will have to take the train at Laurenee-
ville to retershurg as it is impossible to
Aug. 24. 1880. Had to walk 32 milei
to get to Laurenceville: took train from
there to Dellehcld which is hardly anv
nearer to Retersbii'-g, but which put me
on a uetter road: tram tare (JO cents
lodging and breakfast HO cents. Would
have kept on to 1'etersburg on the old
plank road but found it impossible 011
account 01 tin? mud.
Aug. 2.", 1889. Started from Rellefield
to retershurg to-day ; distance 42 miles
readied 1'etersburg to-night at 10
o clock: intended stopping in the eoun
try about 1 miles from here, but could
not get anybody to take me in. After
being refused about three times 1 got
mad and walked into V. after dark; legs
were pretty urea waen l reached here.
Dinner on the wav 2" cents.
Aug. 2(5. 1880'. Left Petersburg this
morning: distance to Richmond 23 miles.
Lodging aud breakfast Ho cents. Reach
ed Richmond about 12:30 o'clock; went
to see Mr. Shaap, a dealer in bicycles,
about the road to Washington. He told
me they were so bad I could not get
there, and advised me to take train to
Staunton, where I could find a macada
mized road to Washington ; fare for trip
4.10. Dinner 2o cents: supper 15 cents.
Aug. 27.1889 Reached Staunton last
night at 4:30 o clock: went to hotel of
fice and went to sleep in chair. Left there
this morning on turnpike which I find
very good: reached Mt. Jackson this
evening about 5 o'clock: too tired to go
further; travelled 50 miles to-dav. Have
ben in sight of a spur of the Rlue Ridge
Mountains all day; thought .they were
about a mile away, but upon inquiry
found them to be 4 miles distant. No
ticed the horses us I came along: thev
seem to bo larger aud heavier than those
around Henderson, and thev all wear
straps to keop off the Mies. The farmers,
too, seem to le more thriftv. Thev make
lots of hay : nearly every field I came to i
had G or 7 large stacks in it. Am feeling
pretty tired to-night. Have commenced
buying my own meals to cut down ex
penses; having excellent health. Supper
5 cents: lodging 25; breakfast free.
Aug. 28, 1889. Reached a ferry on
Shenandoah 3 miles West of Sniggers
ville after having traveled 57 miles (the
best time I made on the trip). Came all
the way to Winchester on the "Valley
Pike," a very good piece of road. Have
scn some lovely scenery cm the way.
The mountains were on either side of me
as I came down the valley, which is said
to be the richest in the U- S., and even I
could see that the crops were something
extra; the com looked fine. One field I
came by was a little below the level of
the road, and as I looked over the tops
of the corn it looked as level as a lawn.
Had to leav e the pike at Winchester and
turn into another oie which was pretty
good for 4 or 5 miles, but got rorgh the
further I came until dark, wliea I had to
get down and walk about three miles;
stopped ac a very nice house indeed.
.Supper 5 cents; lodging and breakfast 75
cents ; dinner 15 cents.
Aug. 29, 1889. Crossed the Shenan
doah this morning; it is about 2 or 3
hundred yards wide at the ferry and not
very deep; water was so clear that I
could sex the bottom easily; fare 10
cents. After crossing the river I had to
climb a mountain for about 2 miles, and
af cer getting over the top the road was
so rough that I could not ride much.
Came by Hamilton just as they were hav
ing a cattle show, but as I did not see
anythirg to interest me came on without
stooping; left the pike at Hamilton and
came 4 miles to White's ferry on the Po
tomac. This river is also very clear and
a little wider than the Shenandoah I
think; crossed over into Maryland ; fare
10 cents. From the.e to this place
(Poolsville) found the roads so rough
that I had to walk nearly all the way, a
distance of 7 miles. Dinner 15 cents;
lodging 25 cents.
Aug. 30, 1889. Left Poolsville and
rode to the falls, a distance of about 22
miles ; did not find them very interesting;
from there rode 2 miles to the "Conduit,"
a road running into Washington, where
I a.'rived about 4:30 o'clock. The streets
are sple.idid for riding just as smooth
and level as could be desired; distance
made to-day 35 miles. Breakfast 25
cents; dinner 15 cents; supper 10 cents;
lodging 25 cents.
Aug. 31, 1889. Have been around all
day seeing the sights ; went to see the fol
lowing: Capitol, Navy Yard, Arsenal,
Treasury, Peace Monument, Washington
Monument, Agricultural Department,
National Museum, Smithsonian Insti
tute, U. S. Senete chamber, House of
Representatives chamber, Marble room,
President's room; went to see the White
House but it was closed as the President
was out of the city. Neither could I get
into the Engraving Bureau as they close
up at 2 o'clock, and I did not get there
uutil 2:30; would have gone to Corcoran
Art Gallery but they have been closed up
all this month ; went up in both the Cap
tol and Wasl'-'ng-ton Monument, and ob
tained a very nice view of the city which
is very nicely laid out. The monument
is 500 feet high and it took the elevator
8 minutes to get up. Left W. about 4
o'clock and traveled to Ashton, a dis
tance of 18 miles. Breakfast 4 cents;
dinnor 5 cents; lodging 25 cents.
Sept. 1, 1889. Left Ashton this morn
ing about 9 o'clock and traveled about 8
miles to get on the Baltimore pike (which
is a very rough one) ; traveled on pike a
distance of about 20 miles, making 28 in
all; could easily have traveled farther,
but thought 1 would like to stop in Bal
timore; arrived there about 4 o'clock.
Breakfast 25 cents ; dinner 5 cents; sup
per 5 cents.
Sept, 2, 1889. Havre De Grace, Md.
Left Baltimore this morning hoping to
get half way to Philadelphia by night
but could only make this place, a dis
tance of 35 miles. The road was very
bad; up hill and down hill, rocky and
sandy all the way ; walked all the way ex
cept about G or 7 miles ; was afraid to
ride over the bumpy places on account of
having 4 spokes broken in rear. I find
the roads much more hilly in Md. than in
either Va. or N. C. Am looking out on
the Susquehannah as I write this; it joins
the bay here. Right in front of the house
are a lot of logs that came from Johns
town flood ; the landlady says the river
was very high and she could see houses
come floating by
Breakfast 5 cents:
dinner 5 cents : sunner 5 cents.
Sept. 3, 1889. Wilmington, Del. Reach
ed this place about 5 o'clock; find it a
much larger place than I expected ;hay
some trouble in finding lodging; went to
police station to find where to go and
they told me to go to the room occupied
by the Wheel Club of this place, and also
offered to let me sleep in the station
house; went to the club room and one of
the members named Greary very kindly
found lodging for me ; distance traveled
3G miles. Lodging 25 cents ; breakfast
25 cents ; dinner 5 cents ; supper 5 cents.
P. S. Had to walk about 27 miles ; very
sandy road and very hot. Saw boundary
stone between Md. and Del. ; crossed line
about 2 o'clock.
Sept. 4, 1889. Frankfort, Pa. Left
Wilmington this morning; have traveled
nearly all day on pike roads, but found
them entirely too bumpy to ride; reached
Philadelphia this evening about 4 o'clock
ana was about to stop there but con
cluded to came on; saw Wanamaker's
store and City Hall; city seems to be
very nice; streets are kept nice and clean;
find lots of railroad tracks coming into
Philadelphia. As I was coming on this
morning met a man in'carriage who had
just come from a mill (cotton I think)
and very politely asked him the way,
thinking him a mill hand. Imagine my
surprise when after telling me the way he
asked me if 1 would like some pears to
eat on the way. Upon my accepting he
led the way up to a large, fine house situ
ated in some lovely grounds. After fill
ing both my pockets he led the way down
to the spring and gave me as much milk
as I could drink ; felt very thanklul as I
was quite thirsty ; distance traveled 35
miles. Lodging 25 cents; breakfast 5
cents ; dinner 5 cents ; supper 5 cents.
Sept. 5, 1889. Kingston, Pa, Left
Frankfort this morning; traveled 20
miles to Trenton; found roads verv dusty
and bumpy: had to walk a good deal;
left Trenton this evening at 2:30 o'clock,
and arrived at this place (Kingston) this
evening; am glad to hear that I can ex-p-ct
better roads from here out. Lodg
ing 25 cents : breakfast 5 cents ; dinner 5
cents : supper 0 cents. Distance traveled
dd miles.
Sept. 6, 1889. Newark, N. J. Left
Kingston this morning; arrived at New
ark this evening at 3 o'clock; found
roads very much better all the wav ex
cept about 5 or G miles which I had to
walk ; recognized N. as soon as I saw it,
and found mv wav home withrm
least trouble. Lodging at Kingston 25
cents: breakfast 5 cents:
Distance traveled 35 miles.
Traveled a distance of 533 milos in 1fi
days; stopped a day in Washington;
cost of trip $13.00; lost ft, in weight;
walked a crood deal, nml hnd Hirv
trip but saw lots of siffhts: h.irl vnnA
health all the way with the exception of
boils on my shoulder; bicycle was rather
womtea uy tne trip; am tired now but
will get over it in a day or two.
rAAnrnT m ammotil
murutt o f(Ef BRICK WAREHOUSE,
The season is now on and NEW CROP TOBACCO is commanding Out
side Prices. Bring us a load or two and be convinced. The " Old Relia
ble" COOPER'S WAREHOUSE, is still leading.
While all working tobacco from Medium to Good, finds ready takers
at full value. The future of the Henderson market was never brighter
than now. Our corps of buyers is larger than ever before and order men
are supplied with heavy orders from all parts of the world. Our local
manufacturing interests are rapidly increasing, and it can be readily
seen that the demand for all grades of the leaf must continue strong.
Our tobaccos are sought by dealers and manufacturers everywhere. The
eyes of foreign as well as American markets are turned this way for
much of their supplies, and this is why it is to the interest of farmers to
sell m the Henderson market. THE LEADING WAREHOUSE in this
Great Market, is the
" Old Reliable" COOPER'S
Centrally located and fitted up in the best possible manner for show
ing tobacco to good advantage on its spacious floors, while the accommo
dations for farmers and their teams is surpassed by none. Cooper's still
SJSiSIS,11113 its enviable reputation as THE LEADER IN POUNDS SOLD,
By hard work and close attention to the best interests of the farmers who patronize this market, COOPER'S
WAREHOUSE still holds its proud position at the very head of tobacco sales warehouses in North Carolina. With
profound gratitude to those who have so constantly stood by me in the past, I promise to redouble my energies in
future and leave nothing undone that will add to the comfort or prosperity of those who sell their tobacco with me
With the season's greetings, I remain, THE FARMERS' FRIEND,
Wholesale Grocers, Brokers
And Dealers In
Grain, Feed Stuff & Seeds.
Agents for King's Powder Magazine. .
Baltimore United Oil Co.'s Iron Oil
Armour and Squires' meats and lard.
Cotton Oil Product Co.'s lard and far.i-y
Litchfield Flour Mills.
I J. & P. Coats' spool cotton.
Shultz's Monday and Star soaps.
I Fairbanks' soaps.
Grain, Hay and Feedstuffs sold direct
at brokers' profit.
All Shelf and Fancy Groceries sold at
Richmond and New York prices.
We carry a full line of tobacco and cigars
and sell at lowest factory prices.
We manufacture our own candy aud
sell pure stock.
We buy our apples and potatoes direct
from the West in car loads, and
have the finest basement in tbe
State for handling this lineof goods
We solicit orders and will give prompt
and careful attention to shipments.
TON SEED MEAL on hand. Try our
on the market.
The Largest Capital,
The Largest Surplus,
The Largest Assets
And has paid the largest amount of
losses ot any company in America
and offers the best protection to prop
erty owners.
Henderson, N. C.
l Or raiin and makiaf Light,
l!?estible Biwoit. Bread. Tea.
Cake. Pies. Xaffins. Waffles.
Job nay C&keform Bread, Short
late, roc riea, UBmpuars
Hoi led Paddiars mad Back
wheat if pound raas 6 eeatk.
lir Country Xerehaata.
Brew Kcnnfaetarlag Co
baltlmg&k. au.
Established in 1870. -Ba
Nos. Ki ti'c-st Side Market Square ami 4!) IEoaiioke Avenue,
Wherehe will do the best work in Marble or Granite Monuments and Tombstones,
cometery Curbing, &c, offers his services to persons desiring work in his line. Con
tracts for marble and granite work solicited. Estimates furnished free.
apr 18-6-1
HENDERSON, -------
You will bo surprised to see how cheap you eAn purchase in the jewelry line,
in fact, I endeavor to nell all goods in my line
Le Mare's Rock and Crystal Spectacles and Eye Glasses which I carry in strn-k are
the best for the eyes and Tery, very cheap.
With an experience of forty (40) years I am sure I can suit vou WATCHES
Warehouse !
a, Established in 187G.
The&Undersigned Having Opened a
N. C.
Having this day qualified before tho
Clerk of the Superior Court of Vancn
county as administrator of the estate of 11
E. Young, deceased, notice is hereby eixen
to all persons holding claims against said
estate to present them to me duly authen
ticated within one year from the dak
hereof, or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their collection. Persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make imme
diate payment. This, 1 6th August 1889
Administrator of D. E. Young dee'd
Day & Zolli coffee, Att'vs.
aug 22-6 o.J
a nn
nnn (
Almost as Palatable as Milk.
So dligvlMd that It earn be taker:,
listcented, Md assimilated by th most
ttsittv stomach, whtn the plain oil
iiunot l tolerated; and by the com
Lt nation of tn oil with the bypopho.
pftltea le much more efficacious.
Remarkable as a flesh prodteer.
Persons gala rapidly while taking it
SCOTT'S EMULSION is acknowledged bj
Physicians to be the Finest and Best prepa
ration in the world for the relief and core 0
The great remedy for Consumption, and
Wasting in Children. Sold by aU Druggists.
Business at the same old stand!
Old Reliable Jeweler,
Desires to state that he has a full line
of all goods in his line such as fine
gold and silver watches, chains
and charms; clocks of all styles and
prices; gold pens and pencils; cuff
buttons, scarf pins, ear-rings, breast
pins, and bracelets ; silverware of all
kinds, castors, butter and pickle dishes,
cake baskets, water pitchers, cups,
spoons, knives and forks, soup ladles,
A full line of eye-glasses and spec
tacles the best made. All eyes fitted
Watch repairing a specialty. Prompt
attention to all work and charges the
most reasonable. Give me a call
when in need of anything in my line.
the Cure.
Ely'o Cream Balm
Cleanses the Nasal Passages.
Allays Inflammation. Heals th
Sores, Restores the Senses oJ
Taste, Smell and Hearing.
1 particle fa applied late aach nostril as 4
rreeable. Price 60c. at Drntnriiti or by rr
ELY BBOTHEBS, 66 Warren Street, New Yo:
I carry s foil .lock of fine
of every description Mahogany, Rose
wood, Walnut, Cloth Covered, Metallic
and Zinc Lined all ntyles. sizes and
prices. Also nice line of burial robes.
I have the
East of Raleiftb. Personal attention
given to all burials where services ar
Cabinet making in all its branches.
Office desks, book case, tables, Ac,
made to order on short notion. UprI
atering, repairing. Ac. My motto is the
very best work at tbe very low-ht living
price always. Give me a trlsl. Work
room in the old Watkins building, Dear
B. O. Davis' store.
if. A. DRAPER,
nov.10 a. Henderson. N. O.
When I say Curb I da not mean merilyto
stop them tor a time, and then have i them re
torn again. I MKAJf A BAtHCAL CLKh.
I have made the diaeaae of
Alife-longr stndy. I wareakt y remedy w
CUR the worst caaea. Becanae others hrre
failed i no reason for not now recein SJu
Send at once for a treatise and a m
of my Infallible kemedt. Giye EP"
and Post Office. It eosu fn nothinc or
trial, and it will cure you. .Address
H-C. ROOT. M.C.. ' 83 ST, MEW Yog

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