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FATAL EXPLOSION. COMING AND GOING. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report Seven Widows and Twenty Orphans. Folk You Know or May Know. ABSSWSEEt PURE Monday morning aiout 7 :30 o'clock the boilers m ti e large lumber plant of Mr. E. M. Short in Washington, N. C, exploded, killing Mr. short himself and half dozen laborers. It was discovered that there was something wrong with the boiler and just as Mr. Short started AU(1 Neck hotel for Mr. R. H. Shaw went to Tarboro Monday. Dr. F. W. Whitehead went to Halifax on business Tuesday Mr. W. A. Dunn went to Clinton Monday on business. Mr. C. A. Camp has rental the Scot- The Demo chat. TIintSDAY, DECK MB KM VA. LOCAL NEWS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. PUBLISHER'S NOTICE. Advertisements of all kinds must be in this otiic-f by Tuesday afternoon to in.-ure publication for the current week. Lor . l A i.vk rtisemf.nts. 1 cent a word for each insertion. Charge for local advertising due Home Fertilizer. Bovkin, Canner A: Co. Notice. W. F. Parker. Wanted T. W. Former. Where to buv. W. W. Jones A: Co. Card of Thanks Oondrey A Watson. in to investigate the explosion occurred. It seems that cold water was turned into hot boilers. The harrowing acci- rlpnt. was renortcd in the Washington and Greenville pars Monday. One of the papers said that the disaster made seven widows and twenty orphans. All the killed were colored men except Mr. Short himself. The loss of property was estimated at $10,000. Death of Miss Eva Allsbrook. Ma;isti:ates' meeting. We call at tention to Col. F. M. Parker's notice to L her j,arent3 ami to us all with Intelligence of the death of this highlv esteemed young woman came the Rules Adopted By the N. C. Press Association April 27, 1893. Thf. mn of not loss than five cents ...... ii.ii will l.o rli.Mii'orl for "cards of thanks," "resolutions of respect" and 'obituary poetry" ; also for obituary -.. tires other than those which the ed itor himself shall give as a matter of nous. Notices of church and society and nil other entertainments from which revenue is to be derive1 will be charg ed for at the rate of five cents a line. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. Wanted ! in sheep bv 12 13 "it T. W. Fen nek, Scotland Neck, X. C Where to Buy. W. W. Jones & Co.. haven't got much to advertise, but offer what they have at low prices. Wo deal honestly and fairlv and endeavor to do unto of hers as "we would have them do to us. Thanking the public for past patronage we solicit our share for the future. 1 . w r 1 - magistrates. I hey will meet m Hali fax Monday, January 7th, to elect a elerk for the Inferior Court, clerk S. M. Gary having resigned. Making a ki n. The Democrat has had quite a run in job work recently The work tinned out gives satisfaction We thank our patrons for their com mendation of our work. With clear instructions with orders wo guarantee good work everytime. Think The Democrat fair and l-i-i Wo rnnnot refrian from I i l 1HI ' - cxpiessin" this word of appreciation for the kindly mention which many friends of The Democrat have recently made Thev nay the paper is honest and iair and truthful ; and we nope to be able o merit such commendation to the 1 v ' a . - - - - end. shock of a stunning blow. fchc Had been absent for some weeks, visiting relatives, first in Richmond and then in Apex, and was expected home in a few days. Hut on Tuesday night of last week came the startling message that she had died that morning. It has transpired that she had been sick Norfolk with fever, but tidings of this fact had not reached her parents. Owing to some one's error the body did not reach home until Friday morn ing. It was conveyed from the depot to the Episcopal cemetery, followed by a large concourse of friends, and the burial services were conducted by her Mr ini- Heilbroner of New York visited Mr. M. Hoffman's family lan week. Mr. Zeb. Johnson, o! Greenville, spent a day here with his mother ia-t week. Mr. II. B. Hardy, the travelling agent for the Xeu A- Observe f-pent some time in town last week. Mr. W. II. Powell of Tarloro? travel ling salesman for the knitting mills spent Monday here. Miss Agnes Scott of Richmond came down Friday accompanying the re mains of her cousin, Miss tva Ahs brook. Rev. W. J. Smith went to Tillery Tuesday. He says the work on the new ' Episcopal church there is progress- 1 ing well. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Ha-kitt were call oil in C!innho last week by the death of Mrs. Haskitt's mother, Hincs, aged 77 years. Mr Eueene R. Allsbrook returned to Monday, having sient ith his uarenta here death of his sister. The editor of The Democrat left this morning (Wednesday) for a trio to Wae and Harnett. He win visit nis old home while away. Mrs. Pattie A. Jones of Warren coun ty is on a visit to her sons and daughter, Mess. W. W. Jones, Brickhouse Jones and Mrs. W. I. Stalling. Mr. Joseph Edwards of Northampton Mrs. M. M. two after the A Peculiar Case priorfic Attacks of Neuralgia In the Eye. "C. I. ITocmI ft Co.. Lowell, Matt. : I writ to tay that I havr teen a ufferer for four veart 1th neuralgia In the eye. The palm were rery ievere at night, causing me to tuSrr winter and iummer alike. Sometime a month would lapse between spell, then I would t Troubled Every Week,. riAridllT if T was up at uUht. I am a man of regular habit. 43 years of ajre, and employed for the past seven years by Heath, Spring t Co., well-known merchants and bankers of this place HoodVv Cures and Camden. I bought a supply of Hvod's 8ar saparilla. used four bottles and believe I am cured." W. J. Lo-o. Lancaster. South Carolina. Unori'a Pills cure Constipation by rest Ing the peristaltic action of the alimentary cami SCUTUM 1CK BMCH or THE COLUMBIAN o)TJIIDING AND 1 0A1T o ASSOCIATION, OF RICHMOND, VA. V DUNN. Tkesihent; ,loS. STKKN. L. Ti:i:am iti:ii: M. ! ITT MAN. n i:vv vi: DON'T 10 WANT A HOME? -IF Yor do- X-mas Goods at N. B. Josey's. Will sell Florida Oranges 2fc per doz, Raisins 10c per 11. 3 lbs for 25c. Figs 10c per lb. 'A lbs for 2oc. D.-iles Ke oer lb. 'A lbs for 2oc. French Candies 15 cents a pound. N. B. Josey. t o,i;.- rivo vniir Sweethearts and Husbands, lor a Xm as present a pair of elegant Velvet Slippers, 75 cts for .sale at X- 35- Josev's. Youn" man, your Sweetheart would jmnreeiate, for a Xmas present, a pair of elegant Velvet Sliiiers, price 0. cts, For .-ale at X. 13. Josey's. See our elegant line of Glassware. N. B. Josey. TIig GonnGr lerhlo Works YOU GJL1T C3-ET IT. CK. v j - '- - . Mr. Bunting from Coakley will Afr. Edward's l)Usmess next Ti,n nnrYnprtpd tidincs of her death, 1 UllVI'VV.v ( 1 . A . . rl ... rtWrt Avnr ft'itnrflflv And sneiit the distressing delay m the arrival oi emimj - - - - " n i snn iiv u in inn iivnii - r -7 the remains, the fact that she was an , r v.d wards and J. B. Ed- mlv daughter, and above all her own ' Daily Kefi-ectou. mentor, men- a(imirable character, renaerea tne occa- D Lawrenc0 wh0 has been aid of (ireenville is now getting out. a pathetic and grievous beyond ft;n business this year for Mr. J. . . I ' u , i v daily issue of The Reflector. Its tirst vords For those who knew her little 13. Edwards, Tuesday moved near yavi aipearanco was last Monday. ; It is need be said about her life. son's neat and newsy and we wish it success. Naturally amiable, intelligent, ener- manage .v uunv i-i 7 . - Seuc'' Bf"1"5 ; -r D Biggs of Williamston spent lerpiisu "-i- WOn an wno kiic u. a day in town last week with his brotn- ed. seldom been stirred by more profound ' f N BitrC3 He does not think j u'.i I a inK,(ii ovmnathv and sorrow I Uqt.o ic uo mneb dancrer ahead of a.TT. T' iosa annrfiv nna at- i ami uunci" -i -j umi- i"' --- o .... Vt'X. .jv.j. j I I . ii 1 J son have sold out their livery business than Her aeaui aaneu. to Mob. Jos. L. Scott and G. II. John- In the spring ol in me opening r, . fimo win .mi. nf vonntr womanhood, and after a long son. J.ne ianei uhuluilu v,. . j 0 tinue the business at the same place, ana painful, struggiee sne conseci,u Fhe business will be managed by Mr. her life to the service oi ner at , and tmited with the iapusi cnuicu ut 77 7, 7 7J ami 115 Hank St., NORFOLK, VA. THIS ASSOCIATION was oKGANizr.n roi; rm: rri:r-: or N-nt'liling the j-x-j,,. ,,f -o t'. n.d Nk. 0 The Association is Prepared, to Loan Money to its Members any Time. IrfHMJ -tarted in S.-.tl.ili 1 N" I- it''' ' "' i.f ruTV lti-U 111 the Johnson. Read it. The Democrat in mnttprs of legislation. He thinks the legislation will be conservative. "P s TTnwjvd of New Y'ork and i.i- fHPiid. Mr. J. R. Burnett are here for some time to enjoy the sports of the held. They find game especially partridges Tint abundant, is the third Christmas G-oocls ! Low Prices! Fdt Ifats I will sell below cost. Nice line of 50 cts. corsets. Handkerchiefs for Christmas gifts from 15 cts. to 50 cts. All kind of material lor fancy work cheap as the cheapest. Nice line of Ladies' and Children's liiK' from 10 ets. to 75 cts. ' Miss Kate G. Tillery. Almanacs Free. Turners' North Carolina Almanacs tre. ro all our guano customers (Roys tor's Selection) call and get one. Biggs & Johnson, Scotland Xeck. N. 0. R. J. Shields, llobgood, N. C. ITotice ! All persons having watches, clocks, jewi-l i y or other articles in my posses si n. for repairs, are requested to call for thorn bv Jan. 1st 1SV)5. Failure to comply with this notice will sub ject them to be sold at public auction. 12 (') 2t W. II. Johnston. Scotland Neck, N. C, Dec. 0, 181M For Sale ! has sel dom printed a selection that contained better precepts than the article we give on our fourth patse this -week .from the New York He raid. Be sure to read it. It is worth a whole year's subscription to this pape? . Married. At the home of the bride's father, Mr. M. L.Bell in Palmy ra, X. C, on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 8 o'clock p. m., Miss Bettie Bell to Mr. T. H. Edmondson of Palmyra, Rev. W. S. Ballard officiating. A large number of friends of the bride and groom as sembled to witness the beautiful cer emony. Caladoxia farm. Superintendent Mclver furnishes us with the following approximate crop gathered on the Cal- adonia farm this year : Cotton, 11,UU bales; Corn, 15,000 barrels ; heat, 0,000 bushels; Molasses, 70 barrels;' Fodder, 300,000 bundles. Large quan tities of clover and grass, some potato fuiled crop, and a number ot small crops that 18,f- can not be estimated. There are about 5,000 acres in cultivation. There will be killed 500 hogs for pork. New- buildings. Among the now KniVlm which have been completed this yar and now in course ot erection are A. S. Dunn's and Ed. Shields' in Clarksville already completed and J. B. Edwards' now in course of erection. J. Y. Savage's on Church street, G. C. Weeks' on Main street and a new build- r ,.tirT, Ti-v TJCTosev in"- in course oi umi'" -v - on Main street. Mess. Jionmau smu Stern have both built new store rooms . on Main street. There have been om er improvements which we do not now recall. T 1 n I . . -r-r J 1, . . . . f 1 , nyn this nlace. Her change was oecwea that Dr. nowaru mis nicu, and her surrender complete. Her chris- and his friends are glad always to wei- i:r-u .i w Anlrnf rare comenim. tian me ua uccu kju j t i 1 fUlfnl anil offor- beauty, uu ui lu VTA i?v -r. t. Vann Sunday morning and tive service. In the bunday-scnoouoi - sermons were clear and whieh she was a teacher) in the Wom-I . ot.q ...Arft ,vftii received. Mr. ' HJl V,l U1V ' w -r;ccir,n Sneietv. and in neneral KrTv-nnlinn has made a good impres- illl O ."J-lCilW" J 7 ilil,J""0 J you could rely on her gion on the people here, at iiuery anu LARGE STOCK OF FINISHED Monuments AND Grave Stones READY FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. VO letter entornris; has ever more worthy of the hearty cM.rauou mm k-i community. . . .. , ... ... ... THE President of the association is uNo prep.mM t . m h nm..-. ... mcmlrs as low as it can Ik- Wmght nn ul.ere. Call on the Agent for further information. -o- church 'work, sympathy and support, and her place will be hard to fill. But the heaviest shadow rosts upon her home. The pet of father, mother and brothers, her death leaves a void that none can fill. The blow was terri ble and the wound is deep. The sym pathy of the whole town throbs warm ly for the stricken ones. May the hand of the Healer touch them in mercy. Eva was born June 28, 1S70, and died Dec. -1, 181)4, in the twenty-fifth vear of her age. v Enfield. He went to .Lnneici iuesaa where he will receive his family in a few days. Write for prices and designs before ordering elsewhere. An inquiry may save you dollars. T 15 1 y Bv virtue of tower in me vested by that deed of trust executed to me on the 21st dnv of Mav, 1)1, by Walter Cro-s and his wife, I hall sell for cash Scotland Neck, on Dec. 8th, 1S) in one black mare mu!o. 11 15 It W. A. Dunn, Trustee. Tin: Pains of Rheumatism Wording to the best authorities, orig in 'ile in !i morbid condition of the i.i..r.t i ..fif nr-irl. eiused by the de- eomoosition of the gelations and albu minions tissues, circulates with the Mood and attacks the fibrous tissues, T...T-tt.iil-ivlv in the iointP. and thus causes the local manifestations of the disease. The back and shoulders are Hie n:irts usually affected bv the rheu matism, and the joint ankles, hips and wrists times attacked. Thou have found in Hood's Sarsapanll a pos itive and permanent cure for rheuma tism. It has had remarkable success t-.(r tlip irm-t. severe cases. The secret of its success lies in the foct that attacks at once the r.-.u-e of the disease bv neutralizing the lactic acid and pu ryfvmg the blood, as well as strength ening every function of the body. Age Not Counted. Mr Robert O. Burton is making a reputation as a great lawyer. A gen tleman remarked at xiauuuv week that Mr. -Burton is one of the greatest lawyers in the State of his age. 1-Scotland Neck Democrat. The Xeivs A Observer thinks "of his age might have been omitted. JSeivs The nt the knees, are also some xnds of people Observer. j Woll. leave off "of his age. twt thinks that the gentleman having lyjlvvn i - 0(1' ..:n: rt nnt. t that way. Jjiniiarv, loJo ,1 I vrk . I i I I I 1 21 LU I v ' Vt any rate' Mr. Burton's friends here in Halifax, his native county, are very proud of him. He enjoys the reputa tion of being one of the most conscien bious and painstaking lawyers m the State. Will There be a County Attorney? The county commissioners last week to elect a county attorney for And now the question has been raised by some as to whether or not the commissioners may not well afford to leave off the services of a salaried at torney, and employ one only when his services are needed for the time. There are two sides to the question. Preced ent in the county for many years is on the side of those who favor employing an attorney all the time. Some think that a salaried attorney who holds him- if ..n,tv of nnv time to advise with Sell lccivij . " the commissioners in matters pe-tain incr to the county's interest, is readier with his counsel than one who might be employed for the time. Others think that the commissioners have to call on their attorney so seldom it the countv to WOUIU. UC ii on "t leave off the salaried attorney and em nlov one onlv when his services actual lv needed. " The Democrat mentions the matter with no expression of favor for or against employing an attorney all the time, but simply as a matter of county interest that is claiming the attention of the people. At present Mr. . x,. Daniel is advisor to the commissioners, been asked to eerye them until A Brilliant Entertainment. Sr,ma nf nnr vounc ladies and gen i' r.roii'arinp' to render in the near future Dr. Howard Doanesbnl .;.,f r-KrimnM Cantata. "St. Nicholas I1AUU v;iii tr. t.bft phool." The players which there will be about forty, will represent Hail, Ice, Aurora Borealis, The Storm King, The Queen of A inter, Vutumn, Jack Frost, the our mu, . i.ii..,.ji.Wa Runta Clniis.nnd OUT ClllIQUOOU. nicuvi, uci.i.iv 7- that still older patriarch, .Long Ago. The gorgeous and beautilui costumes, narkling songs and choruses, and gen eral spectacular effect promise an even- . , ri' 1 -linllbiy ing of rare enjoyment, me paitiuia time will he announced next bck. J. E, WOOLARD, Manufacturer and Repp.irer of ?s Biggies, Carls k Wapns. Wi p MllillllFY ruTTOV FAC'IOKS AND PB'Hii t,r.. COMMISSION EIMIIANTS, No. 9 Commerce St., NORFOLK, - - VA. Quick Sales and Prompt Return. Correspondence and Consignment j Solicited. , I f . T .... I. I Reference : Burruss, mui cc i o., i.wih era ; and others on application. iii in Old Newspapers at this Office. Painful Accident. The Greenville Reflector says : "Mr. R. L. Humber met with an ac cident one evening last veeK, came very near losing him an eye. ne ivns rtouring some melted babbit metal into a box when a quantity of the hot metal flew up m his face. iis ngni eye was entirely plated over with it. J . . m 1 1 vnl rn Dr. Laughinghouse goi me mctiti m.i of his eye and said it is almost miracu lous that the eye was not put out. Card of Thanks. Having sold our entire livery to Mess. J. Ii- Scott ana tx. n. juuuw, we take this method of expressing to thA nnhlic our thanks and appreciation of the liberal patronage extended to us and the uniform courtesy with wnicn wo have, been treated by our friends. For the eentlemen to whom we have conveyed the business we bespeak the onmo o-nnd 'will nnd favors which have Z?iklXS W- ' been shown to us. Condrey & Watson. Dec. 10, '93. Scotland Neck, N. C. Notice ! The Board of Justices of the Peace for Halfax ccunty win meet at ie Court House, at 12 o'clock, m. on Mon day, the 7th day of January, lS9o, for tVi Tinmoe of electing a Clerk ol the Superior Court, in place of S. M. Gary, resigned. Dec. 11, 1S94. Horse-Slioeiiiir a Specialty. ALL KINDS OF oo TIN WORK, And So Have I. D. L. FERGUSON, -1KACT1CAI-- Watch-Makor, Jew eler k Engraver Y4' if' . (POMPLETE u T0CK! . T Wilson Allsbrook s ion CITRON t!u., ci:ui:ants !'. FKtS lo.-. minci: mi: AT PKA K PPKSF.PVK.- SI UAWItKKKY .IKI.I.Y l".-. Sugar -V, CofT- 'jo... .:.nl to lu-. Fn-h pork khi-. t;-t- !, and ev-t ) t hi n. Hi- in the Vi!ife-t!onery and ooery line ah low n.- t!i' loe-t, al-o Hals, Cans, Shoes, Cloltiim, NOTIONS AND DItY .o(IiS AT CO-T. INCLfDINCi Roofing, Guttering, MAKING AND REPAIRING STOVES, AND ALL KINDS OF TIN-WARE. Gun and Lock-Smith work done at short notice. XT A LL WORK G UA RA STEED. Machine Shops near Brick Mill. 6 21 Cm Scotland Neck, N. C. DR. SHADE'S DISCOVERY FOR M. Parker, Chairman JUST GIVEN TO THK I't'IU-K CONSUMPTION. Write at once tor particulars of the ...,n.jir invr-tvntiori trointr on at Washington. D-ntorsand nther eitizens cured. What physician Is say about "The n i ivi iu'iiv" r;,f.ntest Discovery of the Century SvmT.tnm blank etc. Send 2-cent stamp. Address Dr. SHADE, 1232 14th Street, Washington, D. C. Repairing of hue Gold Watcho Ermrh Clnrkn nnd Muxir Do'h H Sji rialty . ii . . f Best of references given. 11 WILSON m 7 19 Cm S on.wi Nt k, N. Ik T ma J. E. BRITTON, PRODUCE COMMISSION SERCBLM 111 III AND SHIPPER OK Fruits, &c, Otfice and Warehouse 22 Roanoke Dock. NORFOLK, VA. Mrtn.Tir.s: Poultry. Egg-, Pea-, Peanut.", and all country produce. 1 1 1 'Am Bargains r TO FIT 5 Cent Cotton. We are now f iling our :.!!; -U-k General Merchandise AT CO-T. JOHNSON A: ST A LLIN(iS. 10 II 'Am a. w. (;oi;(;HENorj:. S. F. DUNN. Wh Bsry waa Mck, re gave her Castorta. When she as a ChUd, she cried for Castorla. When she became Miss, the oung to Castorla. Vbcn ahfiJ Children, he gave them CwtorU. A Jolly Journalist." The Rocky Mount correspondent to fhP Richmond Dispatch says : , i Ar,. William B. Jordan, represent- UJ- . , r. . -V....4 1, ing here and throughout eastern run" r nnA Ot limillKlUIl o vmxj v. a... ff:.H nn rne iinerv uiuo, u iters, liur? u"" "f , - . ,i street, and converted the front room into a reacting panox xui , friends Mr. Jordan recenuy mueuiw a large fortune, and can indulge such luxuries as please his fancy." Young man, if you want an educa tps nrcoaratorv, busi- lion Jit x -i ness, telegraphy, or shorthand and typewriting, address L. W. Bagley, Principal High School, Littleton, N. mum -MANUFACTURERS OF- All Kinds of Pine Lumber. Ktin Dried and Dressed Lumber HI I IXIIIUO U I ;ipED'fv,E,EKLY BV X0RT CAR0,IXA I.UMBKRCOMPANY AT TIM.KUV. N. C. Pine, Oak, Hickory, Ash, Maple, Poplar, Cedar and Walnut Lumber, Rough or Dressed. jL. SCOTLAND NECK, X. C.