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Last Friday night u special call meet
ing of the Chamber of Commerce was
held, to consider the question of in
ternal improvements and the projwsed
Roanoke Railroad in particular. There
was a pretty full attendance of mem
bers. The 'committee "on internal im
provements read their report'which was
accepted and filed. ; Mr. Geo. W. Hin
shaw read a letter from Mr. J. Turner
Morehead on the matter of the North
Carolina Midland Railroad and a reply
from Col. Alspaugh to Htiine letter.
Mr. II. E. Fries read a letter from Mr.
Farnum regarding the railroad via High
Point, which, on morion' of Mr. Cieo. "W.
Ilinshaw, was referred to the committee
on statistics. .
The report of the committee in
reference to the proposed Roanoke
road then came up for consideration and
was generally discussed, It was decid
ed that the recommendations of the com
mittee be adopted and delegates selected
to the Roanoke meeting on 20th inst.
The question arising as to whether the
delegates be instructed, it was decided
to instruct them to pledge Forsyth
county to grade and- complete the
road bed through the county at a cost
not to exceed $150,000.
The following is the committee select
ed by the chair to represent the county
at the meeting on 20th inst :
From Winston: G. W. Hinshaw, J. C.
Buxton, Dr. W. L. Brown, Maj. T. J.
Brown, J. E. Gilmer, R. J. Reynolds.
From Salem: II. W. Fries, C. II, Fo
gle. Dr. If. T. B Unison, F. II. Fries.
A New Book Stoke. Mr. Wm. R. Ham
will start this week a book store in the
Tise Block on Main Street.
Who shall be mayor and commis
sioners is the question that is now being
discussed among the citizens who take
an interest in the municipal government
of Winston.
Ax OliOrcax. The organ in the Mo
ravian church in Salem is one of the
finest toned instruments in the State,
and probably the oldest church organ
in the country, leing over a hundred
years old.
The growth of vegetation within the
past week has been rapid. Fruit trees
are full of blooms, and the elms and
other shade trees are putting on their
green garbs, and on the whole it begins
to look as if spring had come to stay.
New Baptist Ciii kch. The outside
frame work of the new Baptist church,
on Broad street, is about completed, and
from the present progress of the work it
will not be long before it will be ready
for service.
Several new dwellings are being
erected in the vicinitv of the graded
school, some of them handsome struc
tures. Dwelling houses are in demand,
and three should be built to the one that
is built. Good comfortable hous'es, at
reasonable rent, facilitate the growth of a
A Beautifil Jersey. Mr. L. X. Cli
nard, of Salem, who takes a lively inter
est in fine stock, has one of the most
beautiful thoroughbred Jersey cows we
ever saw. She is as pretty as a picture,
five years old, with her third calf, also
thoroughbred, a little daisy, and gives
seventeen quarts of milk daily. Mr.
Clinarjl has been offered $200 for her
more than once, which he has refused
She would be cheap at that price. He
has other fine cows, and also some num
ber one blooded hogs.
The White Owl. Maj. Young's white
owl continues to be an object of attrac
tion. It is visited every day by the curi
ous, among them old hunters who say
they never before saw a bird of that kind
in these parts. By all it is pronounced
a royal bird, and as a matter of fact it is
treated like a royal bird. It has the lib
erty of the basement room, where it
dines upon rats, mice, fcc, which are un
lucky enough to fall in its way, and as a
rat and mouse-catcher it beats any trap
ever invented. The movement of its
great wings is so noiseless that the rat or
mouse which ventures out is pounced
upon and clutched in the powerful claws
before it even suspects the presence of
its captor. And then the dining in
stantly begins. . By way of variety, the
boys supply it with a daily assortment of
birds, from the size of ai; pigeon down,
which it takes as a matter of- course and
disposes of in business-like style.. It lives
high and don't have to forage around
and commit larceny, as it once did, tp
supply its larder. '
Our Advertisers. This .paper does
ti:i ... ,
not make it a practice to apuff" its ad
vertisers, preferring toilet the articles
advertised and 'houses; which adver
tise with us stand upon-- their . own
merits. But one thing tne readers of
the Progressive Farmer cannot have
failed to notice, and that is, that there is
not an advertisement of a questionable
character in its columns ; no swindles,
no lotteries, no catches to cheat unwary
people out of their money ; nothing to
harm or rob man, woman or child. And
what is more, there never will be. As
all journalists receive, so we receive
weekly propositions from Northern ad
vertising agencies and others to adver
tise, this or that kind of a nostrum, this
or that kind of a swindle, this or that
kind of a humbug, but they go ai' once
into the waste basket, the inevitable re
ceptacle of all such. We do not propose,
for money offered as a consideration, to
let these columns become an instrument
to injure unsuspecting readers, nor to
rob them of their money, and. we exercise
the same s discriminating care .in, the
matter that goes into our advertising
columns that we do over the reading
matter proper, that nothing of a detri
mental or questionable character shall
enter them. This is the policy we have
pursued and intend to pursue through
out. We shall publish a clean paper,
which cannot be made the tool of fraud
of any kind. The fleecers of the inno
cent will have no countenance, endorse
ment nor assistance from us.
Dwelling Bituxed. About five o'clock
Tuesday morning, an alarm of fire was
sounded and when the citizens and fire
companies arrived, they found t lie flames
lapping up the rear buildings attached to
the residence of Mr. Jesse Iliggs, on
South Liberty street, and climbing to
the main building. It seems that Mr.
Riggs started a fire in the kitchen stove
and went to the garden to lay of some
work for the gardeners, and it was not
long there before he discovered the
kitchen on fire. He hastened back and
proceeded to the sleeping apartments of
the house to wake his family. While so
engaged the fire gained such headway
as to be beyond his control. The crowd
gathering proceeded to remove furniture
from the house, about one-half of which
was save 1 before the flames broke into
the house. For some reason the engines
were slow in connecting with the water
plugs. Had this been done promptly
the main building might have been
saved. The fire was caused by a defect
ive stove pipe igniting the ceiling of the
kitchen. Mr. Biggs' loss is about $1,800,
with $1,500 insurance in a Hartford,
Connecticut Company.
The favorable weather the past week
has brought large quantities of tobacco
to town, the ware houses all being well
filled dailv.
Farmers Meetixg The farmers of
Forsyth county as in some other coun
ties, are taking a livelyinterest in the or
ganization of clubk A large meeting
was held last Saturday at Boyer's school
house, which was add ressed by the ed
itor of the Progressive Farmer, who
was listened to with mttch attention.
The result will be the organization of a
large club at that place and probably
several others. The farmers of this
county are being impressedwith the im
portance of these clubs, and are going to
work in earnest.
Smart Little Folks. Many good
things are gotten off by children, which
never get into print. The following re
cently transpired in our neighboring city,
Salem : Little Charlie," a bright little boy
of some four or five summers, was in the
habit, when visiting at a neighbor's, cf
asking for pie. His mother took him io
task for it and told him he must not do
so again, as it was naughty. A few days
after she had rebuked him he visited tr e
neighbor's, when a young man who had
just had his hair dressed at the barber's
entered the room and placed his had on
a table. Charlie took up the hat and
put it on his own head, and the hat be
ing much too large for him hid his face
from view. Presently, in muffled tones, a
little, voice , was . heard under the 4hat,
saying : "Umph, it smell like something
in.this hat !" "What does, it smell like,
Charlie?" asked the lady of the house.
"It smell just dike pie' answered Char
lie, removing the hat:? "When the laugh
that followed subsided, Charlie was taken
to the dining room and feasted on pie to
his heart's content. , ( ; , :
A little Miss of some . four years was
p issingby a shop where peanuts were
displayed in- a -barrel on the sidewalk
near the door. She stopped and . began
looking wistfully at the nuts, when the
shop-keeper, who was standing by, told
her to take a handful. "Oh, no, sir ; I
tant, 'oo div 'em to me with ?oo hand?''
said the little Miss. The shop-keeper
took up a handful, and as he handed
them to her he asked if she was afraid to
take the nuts after he had given her per
mission to' do so. "Oh, no, sir, I ain't
'fraid a bit, but 'oo hand is bigger'n
mine," answered the little Miss, as she
began cracking the nuts.
Editor Progressive Farmer :
Dear Sir: Having occasion to
mix some fertilizer and being both
ered about getting it back into the
bags, without taking two hands to
hold the bags while one shoveled it
in, I hit upon a very simple and in
expensive but very excellent bag
holder, which for the benefit of your
readers I will describe :
Take an old flour barrel with both
heads out (of which there are al
ways plenty about the farm) and
four shingle nails and drive them in
the top of the barrel, standing them
on the inside at equal distance apait
and drive so that the point will come
outside and extend a little above the
top of the barrel ; set the barrel on
the floor, drop your empty bag in
side and hook it on the four nails
and go to work with your shovel
and fill it, and when full unhook the
hir off the nails and lift the barrel
from over it. It will be so handy
you will be surprised that you have
never thought of it before.
Yours respectfully,
A S ('
Harreli's Store, N. C, April 10, W.
5Wm$ton Wohmo MUxM.
Breaks full last week with much soft
ordered, and common tobaccos which
caused some decline in medium and
low grades. Good wrapper, fine sweet
fillers and cutters kept up very well
during the week. Prospect for full
breaks at opening of present week.
Luos Common, $ 2.50
" Medium, 4.50
" Good, 8.00
" Fine, 13.00
Leaf Common, $ 4.00
" Medium, f.50
" Good,.. 10.00
Cutters. Good, $18.00
" Fine, 25,00
Rich, Waxey Fillers... $12.00
Wrappers Common,.. . .$16.00
" Medium;..... 25.00
" Good, 35.00
" Fine, 50.00
to$ 3.50
to 5.00
to 10.00
to 10.00
to $ 5.50
to 8.00
to '12.50
to $20.00
to 30.00
to $16.00
to $20.00
to 30.00
to 45.00
to 60.00
Every Farmer should have a good, re
liable Watch. You can save in one year
the cost of a good Watch bv alwavs
knowing the exact time. . You can al
ways find a good assortment of
SCC.j &C,y &C,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Main Street, - - "Winston, IT. 0.
done promptly, and all work warranted.
Teeth Extracted WITHOUT PAIN by the use
of Nitrous Oxide Gas.
Main St., Salem, N. C.
p. o. address :
Winston, N. C.
The Great Farm, .. Industrial and Stock
i Periodical of the. South.
It embraces in its constituency the in
telligent, progressive and substantially
successful farmersof tMs section, and as
an advertising medium t for the Mer
chant, Manufacturer, Stock Raiser and
Professional' Man, is absolutely une
qualled.'" "; ' ' ; ' V '
Space judicially ' employed in its col
umns is always remunerative. "
Advertisements, per line, - - - ; 30
Subscription, per annum, - - $1 .50
Address, . - ' - -i,' : -.
P. O. Drawer 8. Atlanta, Ga.
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I?iEmfam to 1
The Progressive Farmer is a live, and as its name indicates, a progressive
paper, devoted to the interests of the farmers of North Carolina, and will be filled
each week with twenty-five columns of reading matter, editorial, correspondence
from leading farmers and others, farm notes for the farmer, household receipts for
for the housekeeper, stories for young and old, miscellaneous matter, mirth, vclt,
&c, for all.
It will be kept up to the full standard of modern agricultural journalism.
We propose to make it a paper that North Carolina farmers may not only read
with profit, but one of which they may be proud.
We hope in the near future to see it become a weekly visitor in the households
of thousands of farmers.
In this work we have the sympathies and good wishes of many friends, who
send us cheering words and write us encouraging letters, all of which we appre
ciate. We want our friends to help us extend the circulation of this paper. We da
not expect nor ask them to give us their time for nothing, and accordingly we
offer as compensation for the service that may be rendered us in securing clubs .of.
subscribers for one year, the following
sXjEistidixd irezmzxi-jm: list
embracing articles of real value to the farmer, to the farmer's wife, to the boy and;
to the girl.
There is no chance work, no prize lottery business, in this, and no Cheap John
goods are offered.
Every one who works for us is sure of getting either one of the premiums offered,,
and everything offered is guaranteed by us and by the responsible parties who sup
ply them as being up to the standard and of full value as represented.
The premiums will be securely packed, addressed to the getters up of clubs and
placed on the cars at Winston free of cost.
Clubs of over sixteen may be divided between two or more post offices, but chiEis
of sixteen or under must be addressed to one post office.
The offer of this premium list will hold good for three months, that is to the first
of June next. Nowr here is a chance for active men, good women, 1 oys and girls,
to help us extend the circulation of The Progressive Farmer, get a substantial
and valuable premium, and benefit themselves.
The receipt of lists for clubs will be duly acknowledged in our columns- from
week to week.
If you don't want any of the premiums send us six subscribers and gei your own
Without a Dollar you may get one of J P. NissenV cele-
Imited Two-Horse Wagons.
For a Club of 200 yearly subscribers sent to us irith the CASH, by the 1st of
September tie.vi, we icill give a J. P. NISSEN IVA GON, two-horse, medium ,
complete with cover, worth $80.00.
'To the one who shall send us the largest number of subscribers over 200 we
wdl give a Wagon and a splendid double sett of Hand JIade Harness- complete,
Bridles, Collars and Reins, worte $95.00.
No. 1. Fon a Club of 25.
One Leader Corn Sheller. Capacity 25 to 40
bushels per hour, worth $10.00.
No. 2. Fok a Club of 16.
One Smith Feed Cutter, worth $6.50.
No. 3. For a Club of 9.
One plantation Bell, with fixtures complete
for hanging, weight 7o pounds, $3.75.
No. 4. For a Club of 8.
One Farmers' Friend Plow with wrench,
extra point and mould board, worth $3.25.
No. 5. For a Club of 50.
One Double-barrel Breech Loading Shot Gun.
30 inch barrels, No. 12 gauge, worth $20.00.
No. 6. For a Club of 20.
One China Set of 56 pieces, worth $10.50.
No 7. For a Club of 7.
One TMsston's Cross Cut Saw, six feet long,
worth $2.50.
(The above goods we get from S. E. Allen,
Winston, N. C.)
No. 8. For a Club of 25.
One Dexter Corn Sheller, without fan. Capac
ity 25 to 40 bushels per hour, worth $10.00.
No. 9. For a Club of 30.
The Dexter Sheller, with fan, worth $12.00.
No. 10. For a Club of 8.
One Boy Dixie Plow, wrench, extra point
and mould board, worth $3.25.
No. 11. For a Club of 32.
One Double-barrel Shot Gun. Muzzle loader,
40 inch, steel barrels, worth $13.00.
No. 12. For a Club of 6.
Four splendid Steel Hoes, worth $2.00.
No. 13. For a Club of 14.
One eight day, walnut frame Clock, worth
No. 14. For a Club of 8.
One day Clock, with weights, worth $2.75.
No. 15. For a Club of 9.
One day Clock, walnut frame, worth $3.50.
No. 16. For a Club of 4.
One day Nickel Clock, worth $1.50.
No. 17. For a Club of 7.
One day Nickel Clock, with alarm attach
ment, worth $2.50.
No. 18. For a Club of 25.
One good Silver Watch, genuine American
lever, worth $10.00.
(These goods we get from W. T. Vogler, Win
ston, N. C., and are guaranteed.)
No. 19. For a Club of 32.
One No. 7 "Selmo" Cook Stove, with 13
pieces and 3 joints of pipe and one elbow a
splendid Cook Stove, worth $13.25.
No. 20. For a Club of 27.
Sixty-six feet ot 10 inch Tobacco Flues with
six elbows and two caps, an outfit for a barn 16
feet square, worth $10.80.
No. 21. For a Club of 7. ' ' - '
One Tin Chamber Set, 3 pieces and neatly
painted, worth $50. i; :
(These goods we get from Giersh, Senseman
& Co., Salem, N. C.) .. , . ; , .
Send names, with post office and county plainly written with cash, addressed to
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-:'! '" " ,'. ' ? - - Progress i re 'Farm ek, -
' ':-i-;fW -hA : k;--i-Winston, N. C
Now go to work and see who can send us the most names in the shorlest time.
tli WopRera f
No. 22. For a Club of 9.
One Patc h Hand Corn Sheller, to be attached
to an ordinary box, guaranteed and will last
a life time, worth $3.00. c
No. 23. Fob a Clujb of 17.
One Kitchen Hafe, 3 shelves, one drawer all
poplar and very neat, worth $7.00. .
No. 24. Fob a Club of 11.
One Dining Table, 3x4 feet, with drawer all
poplar and very neat, worth $4.50.
No. 25. For a Club of 35.
One Dressing Case, 3 drawers, quarter mar
ble, 2 toilet drawers and glass walnut sum& '
very neat, worth $14.00.
(These goods we get from A. C. Vogler,
Salem, N. C.)
Xo. 20. For a Club of 30.
One "Daisy" Feed Cutter, 6 inch blades,
worth $12.00.
JVo. 27. For a Club of 35.
One "Telegraph " Feed Cutter, No. 5,wctk
JVo. 28. For a Club of 18. ''
One Saddle, quilted seat, ull stock, wnvxti
No. 29. For a Club of 05.
One Single Buggy or Single Wagon Harnerr
with bridle, reins and collar, worth $10.00.
JVo.30. FomCluhofm.
One Set Double "Wagon Harness, brieffip,.
collars and reins, hand made, worth $15.00t
No. 31. For a Club of 9.
One Clipper Plow (one horse) extra point arutl
mould board, worth $3.50.
No. 32. For a Club of 3.
One Pair neat Andirons, worth $1.00.
No. 33. For a Club of 15.
One Hand Saw, one Chisel Inch, one Chisel
1 inch, one Auger inch, one Drawing Knife,
one Hammer, one Square and one Hatchet
all first class, worth $6.00.
For a Club of 3. One good Brace, adjustable?
socket, with 4 bits, worth $1.40.
(These goods we get from Brown, Roger fc
Co., Winston, N. C.)
No. 34. For a Club of 8.
One Sack (167 pounds) Lister's Ammocvbrtrf
Phosphate for Tobacco, worth $3.33.
No. 35. For a Club of 10.
One Sack (200 pounds) of either Brit!T 3Tfx
ture, G. Ober fc Son's Special CornpoundrOwl
Brand Tobacco Guano, or Game Guano all
for Tobacco, worth $4.00.
(These goods we get from W. T. Carter A Co
Winston, N. C.)
No. 36. For a Club ooO.
One Tate's Victor Grain and Seed Separator
and Grader, with wheat screens complete
capacity 20 bushels per hour. Has complete
self bagging arrangement. Will give fomr
grades of the grain bagging each grade sepa
rately if desired. The best and simplest Sepa
rator or Fan in the United States, worth 522L50 -
(Manufactured hy Winston ' Agricultural
.Works, Winston, N. C, and guaranteed.) ; , .

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