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Vol. 1.
Progress in the Work of Organizing
The farmers of South Fork town
ship, in this county, held a meeting
at Cedar Grove on Saturday last.
Twenty-four members were enrolled,
but the completion of the organiza
tion was postponed until Saturday,
the 1st of May, when they feel as
sured the roll of members will be
largely increased. Great interest is
manifested in the movement, and
the best of good feeling prevailed.
The proceedings of the meeting will
appear in our next issue.
We learn that in addition to the
Cedar Grove Club there were three
other clubs formed in the county the
past week, but up to the time of go
ing to press we were unable to get
definite information in reference to
them. "We will be able to say more
about them in next issue. The good
work is evidently progressing in
Forsyth county.
Meeting at Boyer's School House
last Saturday. Meetings at twro points
Monday and yesterday to organize
Clubs in Lewisvilte-tow nsliip.
A meeting of the Catawba River
Farmers' Club was held at Whisen
hunt's School House on the 10th
inst. The Club was organized by
electing T. P. Cloninger, President,
Abel Seites, Vice President, J. W.
Mowser, Secretary, A. J. Carpenter,
G. W. Seaboch, Marshal and an Ex
exutive Committee consisting of the
President, Secretary and the follow
ing members; J. F. Moore, John
Huffman and others. John Robin
son, Esq., delivered an interesting
talk on the necessity for organiza
tion among Farmers. The first Sat
urday in each month was adopted
as the time for the regular meeting
of the Club. Twenty-six members
were enrolled. The subject for dis
cussion at the next meeting is " The
Raising of Tobacco." The monthly
meetings of the Club will continue
to be held at the same place. Pied
mont Press.
Farmers' Meeting. The farmers in
the vicinity of Tyro, in Davidson county,
propose to have a meeting at that place
on Saturday, the 8th of May, at 1 o'clock
P. M., for the purpose of forming a Far
mers' Club, and consulting together for
their common good. The editor of The
Progressive Farmer has been kindly
invited and will be present to deliver an
The meeting of the farmers of this
section to be held in the Court House
here on Saturday, for the purpose of
organizing a Farmer's Club promises
to be a largely attended occasion, as
we hope it will be ; for it is exceed
ingly to be desired that our farmers
necome more unuea in action aim
consultation for their common good
Let. pvp.rv farmer of this section aJ
tend the meeting next Saturday-
(roldsboro Araus. t
Pursuant to previous advertise
ment several parties interested i
growing and shipping fruit, met m
Greensboro, Saturday, April 10th,
and made a temporary organization
by electing A. M. Smith, president,
and J. C. Lindley, secretary. Among
others who were present by proxy
and in person were W. II. McCor
niiek, large grower of fruit, J. Tan
Lindley, large grower, who is also
president of the State Horticultural
Society, J. S. Ragsdale and J. R.
Ragsdale, large growers, Ward &
Young, large growers, and others.
The interest was fully discussed re
lating to the consignment of fruit,
manner of handling, the proper sorts
to plant for success, in marketing
fruits from this section, the very im
portant subject of rates of shipments
py express companies, &c. The meet
ing adjourned to meet at the court
house in Greensboro, on Saturday,
April 24th, at 10 o'clock, and it is
earnestly urged on all people who
are the least interested in growing
or shipping fruit in any way to meet
arV the court house on the above
date, -when permanent officers will
be Alected and all matters of interest
willjbe fully brought before the or
ganization. Greensboro Patriot.
Raleigh, N. C, April 1G, 188G.
It having come to my knowledge
officially that certain persons are
holding public meetings in different
parts of the State in the name of the
Knights of Labor and teaching com
munistic and revolutionary doc
trines, contrary to the principles cf
our order and dangerous to the peo
ple of our common country, this is
to warn all people against them, as
they have no authority to speak for
the Knights of Labor or to call any
meeting in its name. All regular
organizers are furnished with cre
dentials from the office of the gen
eral secretary-treasurer, which are
ginned by T. V. Powderly, G. M. W.,
aiicL Jb redenck Turner, G. S. T., and
a blue printed seal, and any person
who uyes not display this document
has no Viuthority to organize assem
blies ofiour order.
John R. Ray.
State Organizer.
All State papers will do the work
ing people a service by giving this a
place in their columns.
Mr. W. H. Higgins, a capitalist from
Sunbury, Pa., arrived at the Central
yesterday, and during the day he
made the acquaintance of several of
our prominent citizens, with whom
he discussed the object of his visit.
Mr. Higgins is here to secure a loca
tion for a colony of farmers from
Pennsylvania, and the colonists rep
resented by Mr. Higgins are all pro
vided with money enough to Ibuy
land, stock and farming implements.
The" do not desire to lease, but to
buy. Charlotte Observer.
What is known as the Hewitt
tariff bill, and which has been re
ported to the House of Representa
tives, is not, as the Baltimore Sun
says, "all that the friends of reform
could wish," but is such as it is
thought a majority of the House can
be induced to vote tor. The tree list
S made to include wool, flax, hemp,
mber, salt and fish. There is a re
duction of ten per cent, on sugar,
and a moderate reduction in textiles
or a high grade. Coal, and the met-
s, are untouched. The total re
action of tax effected by the bill
Is variously estimated at from $12,
000,000 to $20,000,000.
There is a man in Santa Rosa coun
ty, Florida, who has supported his
family upon the produce of a few
pecan trees. Less than fifty years
ago, a man walking over the ground
where these trees are, had in his
Sockets some pecans sent him from
louisiana, and thinking they might
grow, made holes in the sand with
his cane and dropped in each hole a
nut covering it with his foot. The
forest thus planted is now more val
uable than an orange grove, yielding
a better per cent to the owner. The
pecan is a hickory tree and the tim
ber about as good as the shell bark
hickory. It can be grown in all
Sarts of the South with profit. Luke
llackmer, Esq., Dr. J. J. Summerell,
and perhaps others about town, have
pecans growing on their premises,
though the trees are yet too young
to bear fruit. Salisbury Watchman.
A few years ago there were sev
eral pecan trees, an English walnut
and two or three almond trees grow
ing in Salem, all of which bore fruit
There were sold to our manu
facturers during the month of
March, $52,119,26 worth of revenue
stamps. Durham Recorder.
W. F. Snider is quite a success
ful truck farmer. He has a farm of
about 1 acres near the city, in cab
bage, that promises well. Last year
he cleared $250 on this same land,
and the year before $300. Charlotte
A Wilkes county man, Dr. D.
P. Smith, is now living in the Sand
wich Islands, is Lieutenant of the
Kings body guard and "has influ
ence at court." He is now in this
country on a diplomatic mission.
Charlotte Chronicle.
- D. A. Bodenhamer has pur
chased the feed and sale stables be
longing R. A. Jordan, and will at
once convert it into a first-class liv
ery stable. The stables will be un
der the management of his brother,
Jacob Bodenhamer, now of High
Poi nt. Kernersville JTeics.
C. B. Brooks has purchased a
half interest in the Salem Paper
Mill. Chas. Reynolds, by recent
improvements, has more than doub
led the size of his tobacco factory,
near Sunny side, and has put in a
new boiler and engine. Salem Press.
We are informed by one of our
cotton-buyers that the number of
bales of cotton sold in Concord since
last September exceeds that sold for
a whole year previous to that time
from September, 1884, to September,
1885. There is still in the country
much cotton that is unsold. Con
cord Times.
Capt. Lee, who has a contract
on the Boston and Southern Con
struction Company's railroad from
Shelby to Rutherfordton, dropped
dead yesterday morning while wash
ing his face. He was preparing to
go forth to commence the labors of
the day, when the sudden summons
came. Charlotte Observer.
Mr. A. A. Springs and family, of
Winston, N. C, arrived here last
week. These good people will make
Hillsboro their home, and we extend
to them a hearty welcome. Mr.
Springs well engage in merchandis
ing and in manufacturing plug to
bacco, with Mr. L. C. H. Brown su
perintending the factory. Hillsboro
We venture the assertion that
Goldsboro has a hen that will take
the cake from any other hen in the
State. She. belongs to Capt. J. J.
Robinson. She has raised fifty chick
ens this year, from spring to spring,
besides bringing in one dollar and a
half to her owner for eggs and she
ain't anj'thing but a common piney
woods hen either. Goldsboro Argus.
Mr. Jas. B. Lanier is building a
large distillery, with a capacity of
50 bushels of corn per day, which
will produce 200 gallons of whiskey.
The new tobacco factory on
Council street is going up rapidly,
and will be completed by the time
agreed upon 15th of May. The
tobacco factories here will employ
in the neighborhood of four hundred
hands, this season, which is double
the number so engaged last year.
Salisbury Watchman.
Mr. Frank Younts is building a
new house on his farm in Cotton
Grove Township. Two persons
met in the drug store one day last
week. One was 11 years old and
weight 152 pounds, the other was
42 years old and weighed 95 pounds.
Five orphans t arrived at the
Baptist orphanage at Thomasville,
last Friday night and one Saturday
night. There are 25 children at the
orphanage now and more are daily
expected. A correspondent in
the southern part of the county says
that he fears that the peach crop is
a failure. .We are glad to know that
the contrary opinion is held by a
good many others. Davidson Dispatch.
Miss Lucy E. Mcintosh, daugh
ter of Mr. Nicholas Mcintosh, of
Wolf Pit township in this county,
was severely bitten on the hand last
Saturday, 10th inst., by a dog which
is thought to have been afflicted
with rabies at the time. Rocking
ham Rocket.
The quantity of lumber, and va
rious kinds of machinery daily pass
ing over the railroad at this place
to different points of Western North
Carolina, indicate a rapid increase
in enterprises in our section.
The village of Clyde station, twenty-five
miles from Ashe vi lie, has five
nice new churches in and near the
place. This indicates well the char
acter of the people who inhabit this
pleasant vale. Asheville Citizen.
The belled buzzard was seen
near town last week. This buzzard
was caught several years ago in
Caldwell county, a bell was fastened
upon it and it wTas turned loose and
has been heard from occasionally in
different parts of the State. It flew
over Newton last Thursday. The
work of erecting the buildings of the
spoke and handle factory is pro
gressing rapidly. Mr. Weedon thinks
he will start ten or twelve shuttle
block saws next wreek. Nation En
terprise. Hon. R. Y. McAden, president
of the Spartanburg and Asheville
railroad, yesterday informed an Ob
server reporter that trains will be
put upon regular schedule between
Spartanburg and Asheville, on June
1st. Gaston county, through Mc-
Aden's mills, is supplying plaids to
South America. A large shipment
of plaids from these mills was made
to that country last week, in addi
tion to shipments of. plaids to New
York, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Bos
ton and Cincinnati. Charlotte Ob
server. The proposed Presbyterian
church at Blowing Rock it is
hoped to have ready for worship by
the first of July. -Mr. E. P.Miller
had the misfortune to lose, last week,
his thoroughbred Jersey Bull, "Gov
ernor Jarvis." Mr. John M. Bern
hardt, who was at Blowing Rock
last wTeek, reports the snow 4 inches
deep on top of the mountain Friday
morning, the thermometer as low as
20 degrees above zero and the wind
howling. At 100 yards on this side
there was no snow at all. Lenoir
Mr. A. T. Summey has placed
on our table a limb of a peach tree
full of bright healthy bloom. And
so they are found here and there
throughout the town and country.
But unfortunately they are in a
hopeless minority. Prof. C. D,
Smith wTho is at present in the city,
showed us yesterday beautiful spec
imens of spinal found in Haywood
county, and cut in Philadelphia.
They are of a rich orange color, pos
sessing a rare brilliancy, and sparkle
like the diamond and are more at
tractive even than the beryls and
aqua marines before shown us by
the same gentleman. Asheville Citi
zen. The gin house and saw mill of
Thompson & Blackwood, near Bell
wood, caught on fire last Wednes
day night. The ginhouse and gin
were totally destroyed, involving a
loss of about $500, with no insur
ance. During the trial of crimin
al cases Judge Avery sentenced four
prisoners to the penitentiary: John
Duncan, burning mill, twenty years;
Seborn Jones, larceny, two yearsj;
G. W. Parker, forgery, three years,
and John Champion, false pretences,
four years. -The large tobacco
factory of Bostic Bros. & Wright
will commence work on Monday
with about forty hands, which num
ber will be increased in a few days
to sixty. This firm expects to man
ufacture from ; 150,000 to 200,000
pounds of tobacco this yeai Man
gum, Webb & Oats will also, com
mence work on Monday with a some
what smaller force of hands. They
expect to. manufacture 100,000 , lbs.
of tobacco this f season. Shelby Sew
Era. ' ' , v; .
No. 11.
Work is --progressing upon the
new hotel at Warm Springs, which
will be when completed one of the
handsomest buildings in the South.
Eighty-six feet of the county
bridge at Enterprise factory in Ran
dolph was washed away by the re
cent freshet. The authorities of
the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley
R. R. contemplate building a branch
from some point on that road to a
point on Deep river which will be
most convenient to the irreater num-
ber of the river factories.
A man
by the name of Charles Homey, who
lived about seven miles from here,
on Deep river, committed suicide
Wednesday morning by hanging
himself to the limb of a pine tre3.
He was in bad health and tempora
rily insane. High Point Enterprise.
Messrs. Ramsey & Maxwell be
gan work for the season, last Mon
day morning, at their tobacco facto
ry on east Broad street. They start
ed with 80 hands, which number
they will increase on May 1st to 120.
While everybody was away from
home, Tuesday, the residence of Mr.
Man. Combs, of Concord township,
caught .fire, and was entirely con
sumed with all its contents. Mr.
Combs' crops of wheat, as also his
bacon, were in the house, and were
burned. Steele's tobacco factory
with Turner's machinery in it has
been rented by two of the livest
business men in this town, who will,
May 1st, begin the manufacture of
plug tobacco there. The papers
were all signed yesterday, and the
gentlemen who are to manufacture
placed an order, yesterday afternoon,
for 100,000 pounds of leaf. States
ville Landmark.
Tuesday night of last week the
Young Men's Local Option Club was
organized with a membership of one
hundred and twenty-five. -The
people of Person county are thor
oughly aroused and are strongly in
favor of the railroad from Durham
to Lynchburg via Roxboro and
South Boston. W. G. Couch, of
Orange county, is this week putting
his crop of sweet potatoes on the
market and says the crop will bring
him $400 in cash. He has ten barns
of tobacco that he don't think,
will bring as much as the potato
crop will. Wednesday night of.
last week the academy at Caldwell
in Orange county was burned and
with it some 6,000 lbs of tobacco,
the property of Mr. H. Y. Harris.
The tobacco was stored on the sec
ond floor while the first floor was
being used for school purposes. The
loss on the building was $500, on to
bacco $1,000. No insurance. It is
said to have been the work of an in
cendiary. Durham Plant.
Rumor has it that Greensboro ,
is to have a new tobacco warehouse.
The oat crop in south Guilford
is reported a failure. Forty . new
bills were found by the grand jury
at the Federal Court last week.
Mr. Warren Davis, a highly respect
ed citizen of Mt. Airy, dropped dead
last week. Joe Lawson, a negro
barkeeper at Reidsville, shot and
killed Alex. Simpson, also colored.
Lawson is now in jail. The cele
brated Brower insurance cases, and ;
all other civil cases were continued ,
until the next term of the Federal .
Court. Messrs. E. P. Wharton
and Frank Pugh's bid of $3,200 for
building the new market house has
been accepted and the building will
be completed about the first of
August.- -Strange to say that the
last term . of the -Federal Court, :
which convened here on the 5th.
inst., did not sentence a single, man
to the penitentiary., Reform is tak
ing its course.- -The Planter's
Bank, with an authorized capital of
$200,000, at Mt. Airy, is now open
and ready for business. J. M. Math
ews is president, Winston Fuller, ;
vice-president, G. D. Henslev cash
ier. yAt the last term of the Fed
eral court here there were 32 con
victions and 8 acquittals. Sixteen
parties were imprisoned in the coun
ty jail for terms ranging from one
to four months. Greensbdro Patriot
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