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THE PEQSEESSIVE EiffiMER, SEIEMBER 11888.
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.. Hickoryhasr a brass band of twenty six members. ' . : The very latest thing out-is a Penny Savings Bank .for Pittsburg, Pa. : , Judge - Thurman- has- two married daughters living near New York. --. ' -rt-Wake Forest College-opens with 187 students. 18 more; than they numbered same time last year. , . ; - Mr. J. M. Harrison, of Mill' Bridge Stock Farm, offers Jersey cattle for sale. See notice elsewhere. Some people have real good ideas of .comfort, and so a Boston , undertaker is making two $5,000 coffins. The woman who dares now wears a skirt of bright red silk with a black lace blouse waist by way of offset. : Mr, W. P Bodders, ,of Osgood, N C, offers for sale in this issue of the paper, a fine Jersey bull. r Read what he say ," ' " .7 . i In another part of to-days paper will be seen the . professional card of Messrs. Argo & Fleming, one of Raleigh's leading law firms. - . . Lovers of choice , literature should read the advertisement of " Colliers' Once a Week" which appears in this . issue of our paper. We return thanks for invitation to attend the Virginia Exposition"; to be held in the city of Richmond, October 3d to November 21st, 1888. I When you have provided for all the poor and destitute in your own commun ity, contribute something to the Florida yellow fever sufferers. Those desirous of purchasing regis tered Jersey cattle should read the notice of B. P. Williamson, Esq., in this issue of The Progressive Farmer. A Roman Emperor paid a fortune for a single banquet. This is surpassed by. a Pittsburg steel manufacturer, who has paid nearly $500,000 for a few rolls. Read the reasons given in another place in our paper to-day why Messrs. A. G. Rhodes & Co. can sell furniture cheaper than any other firm in the State. A train with two hundred refugees from Florida arrived at Hendersonville on Wednesday night last They are quar tered at the hotels and boarding houses. A Polish lady near Duluth, has just given birth to four children, at which the Duluth Paragrapher remarks : A quartet of liberty Poles will do us for the cam paign. The Pittsboro Record, one of our most valued exchange, has just celebrated its tenth birthday. Bro. London has our best wishes for continued prosperity and happiness. We acknowledge receipt of an invita tion to attend the annual exhibition of the the C. C. A. & M. Fair Association, at Concord North Carolina, October 9th to 12th, prox. The "whistling girl," Mrs. Alice Shaw, who has won fame as a whistler in London, arrived in the city of New York on the first inst, on the steamer City of Rome. At last the Presidential candidates have each published his letter of accept ance, and the friends of each claim ttyat their particular candidate has utterly de molished the Other. In case the Pope shall find it neces sary to leave Rome, Belgium has been suggested as the most eligible place for the pepal residence, owing to its neutral and catholic character. The Chicago syndicate that purchased Libby Prison, at Richmond, Va., have failed to meet the terms of sale, and the structure is advertised to be sold by auc tion within the next ten days. The only woman lawyer in Philadel ' phia is Mrs! Carrie B. .Kilgore. She has an enviable reputation at the Bar. and there A is not a Judge in the city who does not respect her for her legal ability. Rumor has i t that Senator John Sher man is to be at the head of a new National Bank in Chicago, of which Hoy t Sherman, of Des Moines, is to be Vice-Presidentor Cashier. The capital stock is to be 5,000,000. t Mr Mills saidW the-floor of the House, of Representatives,: V Free raw materials make low costs of product; low; cost o product , makes increase of mar kets ; increase of , markets makes increased demand forjgoodsj increased demand for goods makes increased demand for em ployment, and increased demand for em ployment makes increase of wages." " Flippancy defies the deadly fever, as .witness the following from the Jackson ville, (Fla.y Times-Union : To our "out side " patrons : Will you have your Times- Union fumigated "rare" or "well done?" A grim sort of joke. , . , The "Wilmington Star makes the an nouncement : " Fred May . is in South America. When seen he had on a sailors shirt, a slouch hat, and said he was hav ing a gdod time." We hadn't even heard that Fred had left town. Mr. Volney Pursell has just returned from New York where he purchased a large and-varied stock pf dry . goods, no tions, household goods, clothing, &c. See new advertisement in this issue and when in need of anything in hisiine give him a call. v : ' - A few days ago a negro working for If r. J. B. Wiley, at Adams' Park, while getting out oak 'staves was bitten by a large rattlesnake. The snakerstfange to say,' died" almost instantly. The negro was :laid up for two days and then went to work. One reason that there are so many mortgaged farms is because so many farmers sell corn, oats and hay early, and then have to buy the same class of arti cles before the next crop is raised. Be sure and save enough for home use when selling a crop. Our State University opens with 169 students, with an increase of new students, and a promise of others to come. We are informed that our University has as many students as Vanderbilt or the University of Va., excluding the Law, Medical and Theological Departments. Miss Florence Nightingale is now .'a confirmed invalid, and is a patient at St. Thomas Hospital, London. Her serivces during the Crimean war injured her spine, and she has never recovered from the effects thereof. ' This illustrious phil anthropist is nearly 69 years old. The "Statesville Advocate says the Charlotte Chronicle is said to have $30,000 under it, and that that amount will keep it going for a time, but adds that it takes more than money to run a daily paper. Brains and patronage are necessary to keep the money, under it. - Western Prong Alliance, Columbus county, has invited twelve other Alliances to unite with it and give a grand picnic on the 12th of October. We greatly re gret that our attendance on tHe National Alliance at that time prevents us from ac cepting a most cordial invitation to be with the brethren. Trinity College 'opens with 100 stu dents with fifteen more in the Freshman Class than last year. The prospects of the college are hopeful and the introduc tion of the elective feature into the organ ization of the college, will, it is thought, have a happy effect. We are informed that the number of old students at Chapel Hill and Trinity has somewhat deminished, which, as we think, is ascribed partly to the hard times. But we are greatly encouraged to believe that the question of a better education for the masses is taking a deeper hold on the minds of our people. The Wilmington Star says : A roll of pine fibre bagging for baling cotton was on exhibition yesterday at the Produce Exchange. It attracted considerable at tention and much favorable comment. It will probably remain at the Exchange for several days, and is well worth inspection by farmers and planters interested in the matter. .- .The Philadelphia Record has a won derful knack of saying a great deal in: a very few words. Read : " Men with the upper part of their . bodies stripped at work with' molten iron " are not the men who get the benefit of the tax on the American consumer. , Men with the lower part of their bodies stripped at play . with their toes in the sands of French and English watering places are the fellows who get all the benefit.'-' On the 1st day of September, at the residence of his brother, in the city; of Petersburg, Joseph Jones, late Captain of Co. K.' (Raleigh Rifles), 14th N. C. Regi ment, breathed his. last. The Observer says Capt. Jones was as brave a soldier as ever carried a sword. The ; last two years of the war he commanded the Corps of Sharp Shooters of Cox's Brigade and was conspicuous for his gallantry on many a"hard-f ought battlefield, and.it was ids. Corps that led the advance , in the , last memorable charge at P??0?,?2? an old soldier will read the. announce ment with a sad heart. Peace 'to his ashes. A correspondent writing from Char lotte under date of 9th inst., says the cot ton crop is very spotted in that county, Some sections will make less than a half crop, while others will make two-thirds to three-quarters, an average of say five eights to two-thirds. " The storm, was very damaging to low land corn. In the lower. House of Congress Mr. Anderson, of Iowa, presented a bill to de fine trusts and to provide for the punish ment of persons connected with, theni. Also a resolution providing for the print ing of 10,000 extra copies of the report of the Pacific Railroad Commission, which he declares discloses" scandalous law breaking on the part of the management, The New York World says Presi dent Cleveland's1 recent message has attracted attention :: in : France, and that French newspapers are busy, explaining to their readers that Canada is a large body of water . filled with valuable fish, and that the quarrel turns upon the ownership of Three-Mile Limit, an Island which lies near the' mouth of the River Montreal. "Anti-Trust Cotton Baling" is the way Messrs. Page & Arendell advertise their stock of substitutes for trust bagging in this issue . of The Progressive Farmer. They always have an eye open to the wants of their cuatomers and friends and having had much experience, as. farmers and merchants are enabled to anticipate the demands of our farmers. Read their adv. on 3d page. The Lane Cotton Mills, of New Or leans, telegraphs Commissioner Coleman, so he informs us by letter just receiyed, that they have " succeeded in making a cotton covering which will meet all. re quirements." They, say' that a sufficient supply can be made by cotton mills in sixty days to .wrap the entire crop. Let us have cotton, wrapping with wire in stead of ties, cottpn bags for our flour, corn, oats, meal, guano, &c. Bro. W. H. jHatch, Business . Agent for Chatham county suggests that a'meet ing of all the" Business Agents of the State should be held in ' this city at an early day. We agree with Bro. Hatch in the opinion that such a meetirig could ac-. complish much good, but it' is a matter which must be decided by the Agents themselves. It would be a wise thing, in our judgement, if such a meeting could be held regularly jit least once, a year, ' A farmer makes the sensible jgugges tion that cotton should be packed in large bales this season for the following reasons: Merchants pay more for heavy than light bales; it takes no more, bagging for; a heavy than for a light bale, hence a say ing in bagging for one "aggregate, crop. Tare on a heavy bale is no more' than on a light one. These it e solid reasons andi should be observed by our farmers. We need to save every cent, possible in mark eting our cotton. Mrs. H. J. Marsh writes from Marks ville, Mich., to the N. Y. World: "When Dr. Thompson was. port physician a West India captain told him that on approach- mg Havana in yenow rever times ne always served out ' to every one on his vessel a tablespoonful of pulverized char coal in a wineglassf ul of water three times a day, and that none of his men were ever affected, even when yellow fever was epidemic all around them. The hint may be worth something now." The Catawba Industrial Association opens its annual Fair at Hickory to-day, which will hold until Friday, the 21st. Unusual effort as we learn has been made, to make it the best of all the Fairs that the Association has ever held. We hope to attend and will tell our readers next week, no doubt, that it was a complete success.. The uatawoa people never go at anything with a half heart. We sin cerely wish the farmers all over the State and the South, could catch something of the enterprise of the Catawba farmers in this direction. - The Richmond & Danville, Railroad System, one of the most progressive and enterprising of all the, . systems in this country, has now introduced a class and style of Pullman Cars on the Richmond & Danville Railroad which are to be run from Washington to New Orleans with out break, arid which m all their appoint ments for elegance and J30ld comfort, eclipse every effort heretofore made In that direction. .The traveller has 1 all the' comforts and conveniences Aoi first-claks hotel life, and is surrounded with all the elegance wnicn an anuj science can - sug gest or the most fastidious desire. . They are truly and literally. "Palaces on wheels." In addressing the"electricians at their banquet in Newi York a few days , ago, Mayor Hewitt, . waxing eloquent, said : "We stand unon the borderland of dreams, and .you are slowly raising the curtain. I shall not see the drama played out, but there are some in this room who will do so. If this world -is happier and more civilized than it 1 was a ; hundred years ago it is owing to; the steam engine and . what it has brought : with; it; ..; StiU further developments in the coming cen tury will come from your hands. You will revolutionize the world."., " V . . A terrible cyclone visited the neigh borhood of Gates ville in Gates county, on the 10th mst, and did great damage. Houses were crushed and scattered to the winds as though they had been egg shells, com stalks were cleaned of corn and fod der, an& m many instances, men and women hadi their clothes stripped fronY their bodies by the "fierce hurricane that blew. A buggy, which -was under shelter, was lifted clear Of the ground and carried 150 yards and smashed against ' trees - in the swamp. Great is the damage,, but there is no such thing as estimating the loss in dollars and cents, , Great damage has been done to the cotton and corn crops over a large area in this State by the recent heavy and pro tracted rains. Our friend, Mr. J., W. Cole, of Moore county writes : " " We have had rain for the past nine days; fodder is rotting on the stalk; cotton has stopped opening and is shedding its leaves and bolls. Sheriff H. C, Kearney, of Frank lin county, writes: "Our cotton crop will not exceed . seventy-five per cent, of an average crop, owing to - excessive wet weather in spring the drought in August and the unusually heavy rains during the past week. Corn not over half ah aver age crop, and but ;little fodder saved. Our advices froin Cumberland couniy are to the effect that the crops of cotton in that county will not exceed three fourths of an average crop. A friend at Laurinburg says he has : travelled recently over four counties and he does not think the cotton and corn crops will much exceed a half crop. Potatoes, peas, &c, good. The Charlotte Chronicle of Thursday last says : Passengers who arrived in the city on the Carolina Central Road brought news of a bloody affair at Elizabeth, the county seat of Bladen, last Tuesday after noon, in which Mr. Alex. McDonald, the Register of Deeds for Bladen, was "shot and probably fatally injured, and one of, his sons was shot and painfully wounded, the shooting was done by Mr. White, a well known young lawyer of Bladen. It appears that White had been reported by McDonald in an unpleasant way in the papers, and was met by McDonald after wards, and a quarrel ensued, -which re sulted in a severe beating for White. Afterwards the quarrel was again renewed,- and McDonald knocked White down and was giving him a drubbing, when White managed to out his pistol. He shot McDonald in the body and also shot a son of McDonald who had come up. Alter jncuonaid was snot ne wrenched the. pistol from White's hand and continued beating him until they were parted. The reporter's informant Could not learn the exact nature of Mc Donald's wound, but it was described by the physicians as being of a very serious nature. All the parties to the affair have been arrested. ' ITEMS FROM BRINKLEYVILLE. . f- : Sept. 4, 1888. Editor Farmer: Our Alliance has grown from five to forty-one members, with ten applications for membership at our next , meeting. I think this is rapid growth for three months; our meetings are well", attended and. the best of harmony prevails. Considerable interest is manifested, every one seem ing to be willing to do everything in his power for the success of our under taking. The Business Agency is now pretty .well understood among the brethren and will receive our hearty support. Our President, T. H. Taylor, who is also President of our County Alliance, and is surely the right man in the right place,, always has some thing encouraging and instructive to say, also, H. S. Harrison, our Treas urer, whose very presence in our meet ings is a sufficient guarantee that it will be a pleasantand profitable one. -JWe are now :having plenty of xain but; too late, to do our crops much good;. JSfe cannot possibly;make over a half crop in this immediatejvicinity but am glad to sayM that the crops in sqmjBsectipns of our county : areetter -JSuccess: to the Alliance and The Pbogbessive Farmer. : Fraternally, H. : NOTICE. : Raleigh," NrC., Sept 11, '88. There will . be a meeting of Business Agents of the Sub-Alliances with the County Business Agent at the office of The Progressive Farmer on Friday the 28th day of September, 1888, at 10 o'clock a. m. I earnestly request a full meeting, as gtfme" important matters demand- our attention. J. J. Dunn. County Business Agent. PAGE & ARENDELL, Grocers Commission Merchants, HEW ARROW TIES, SPLICED TIES; , AND Anti-Trnst Cotton Baling. . TOBACCO- Lula Lunn, the best and largest 10-cent plug ever, handed over a counter; Dandy Jim a nickle pluff that sells like hot cakes: Nosegay, (suncured and immensely popular):- Old Reb, Uncle Dan Ruby and otner Dranqs.at lowesi prices 10 me con sumer of dealer in our five or ten box lots. AGENTS FOR Fairbanks' Lard, Dupont's Powder, Dew Drop and Magnolia i lours, the best goods ever sold for the money; 100 boxes fresh Crackers and Cakes, to arrive in a day or two. Rock Bottom Prices always to. our Patrons and Friends. PAGE & ARENDELL, sel83m 230 Wilmington St FXJRlSriTTJRE ! A. G. Rhodes & Co., Cairo. 111. A. G. Rhodes & Co., Terre Haute, Ind. A. G. Rhodes & Co., Evansville, Ind. R. G. Rhodes & Co., Nashville, Tenn. A. G. Rhodes & Co., Columbia, Tenn. Ahodes & Huvin, Ttnoxville Tenn. A. G. Rhodes & Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. Rhodes' Furniture Co., Memphis, Tenn. A. G. Rhodes & Co., vicksburff, Miss. 5 A. G. Rhodes & Co., Mobile, Ala. A. G. Rhodes & Co., Montgomery, Ala. Rhodes' Furniture Co., Columbus, Ga. A. G. Rhodes, 85 Whitehall St., Atlanta, Ga. A. G. Rhodes,. 118, Decatur St., Atlanta, Ga. A. G. Rhodes & Co., Columbia, S. C. A. G. Rhodes & Co., Charleston, S. C. A. G. Rhodes & Co., Raleigh, N. C. The above will explain why we do sell furniture -cheap: Call on us for bargains in Chamber Suits consisting of Walnut, Oak, Ash, Cherry and Imported Walnut, Parlor Suits consisting of Silk Plush, Wool Plush and Hair Cloth, Bureaus, Dressers. Wardrobes, Chiffanirs, Wash Stands, Safes, Sideboards, Bedsteads, Snnner Mattresses, Uhairs. Tables ana Lounges, a ariety. 'A. Rhodes Sc Co., J .: selStf No. 9 E. Martin St. ATTENTION FARMERS!! We are prepared to furnish our custom- ers and mends witn a large lot qi BURLAPS BAGGING, HOP SACKING, iC, at the lowest market prices, Better Still and Cheaper Still. After considerable effort, we have secured t a large supply of y .-. Second-Hand Bagging, which will make as good and substantial covering as new bagging. We advise all who . have not supplied themselves to call at once, and thus secure the best and most economical substitute for "Jute Trust" Bagging that will be offered. LATT A & MYATT. Raleigh, N. C. LAND FOR SAIiB! I offer for sale my farm, containing about 830 acres, located twelve miles .north of Charlotte and three miles from the town of llnnterevilie, on the A. T. & O. R. R. The farm lies on both sides of McDowell's Creek. Will sell the whole in one tract, or will divide into small farms to suit par chasers. Terms easy. Price moderate. For further information, address the undersigned. JOHN W. MOORE, se43m ' HunterBville, N. C. DANIEL PRATT COTTON RIMS We have in store for immediate delivery 10 Fiflj-Sw Frail Ess, Mm nl . Centos,.-;. -10 Sixlj MV KnsrMrs ad After much experience in selling and using Gins, we unhesitatingly recommend the above machines as the BESTIN USE for ginning cotton. . ; We are AGENTS for the xnanniacturerers, and guarantee to sell as low as you can buy at the fac-: torv. Write for catalogue and prices. - mr Raleigh, N. C, Julj 24, 1888. j!2t