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JULY 17, 1874
Advertisements will be inserted in The Esqoir
KK-SocTnEBNKa at the following raten. Ten lines
of misiox, or one inch lengthwise will constitute
One square one insertion.
Each subsequent insertion,
North Carolina furnished to
late Confederacy 117,035 troops,
these 99.330 were volunteers
only 1 $,585 conscripts.
I. II. Abbott has received the ap
pointment of Inspector of Customs at
Newborn, and has assumed the du
ties of the office.
James P. Parker, son of Col. F.
M. Parker of Halifax, having passed
a satisfactory examination at the end
of his first year, has gone on a three
month's cruise.
Judge Clarke addressed the ne
groes of Qoldsboro last Thursday.
The Goldsboro nigs vow that Clarke
shall wear the dirty linen in prefer
ence to Seymour.
The Wilmington Journal suggests
to the ladies ol that city, that they
make a banner to be presented after
the election, to the ward making the
largest increase on the Merrimon vote.
A good idea.
Col. Pool spoke at Lexington last
week to a large crowd. A correspon
dent says his speech of an hour-and-a
half was able and effective. We
are glad to know that the Colonel is
giving entire satisfaction wherever
he goes.
The Vindicator and Watchman
says that the Radicals of Lincoln
county tried to hold a convention last
week, but there were not enough
white men present to "run a ma
chine," and there was no convention.
The Raleigh Sentinel says . The
case of the State of North Carolina
vs. the Richmond & Danville Hail
road, pending in the Supreme Court,
has again been continued at the
request of the Chief Justice who is
unable to be present on account of
illness. It is the guage question.
The Republican learns that Tommy
Purnell, the Republican candidate
for Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, had his pockets picked recently
by some scoundrel in the Western
part of the State. To this the News
aptly adds : Well may he exclaim,
" Save me from my friends ! "
The chinch bug in Anson county.
Says the Wadesboro Argus : We are
sorry to hear that the chinch bug is
destroying the corn in the upper
portion of this county. We would
suggest experimenting on them with
carbolic 6oap. We believe it would
destroy them wherever applied, and
do no injury to the corn. Make
strong suds, and sprinkle the corn.
A rattlesnake in Cleveland county.
Says the Shelby Banner ; We have
been shown by our old friend Thos.
C. Purgeson, of King's Mountain
Station, a rattlesnake, which was
killed near that place on Tuesday, the
2nd inst., measuring from tip to tip
" feet 8 inches in length, and 10
inches in circumference ; it contained
14 rattles and one button. Accord
ing to the rule, making him 17 years
The Star Says : A discussion be
tween the rival candidates for Con
gress in this District took place at
Beaman's Cross Roads, about ten
miles from Clinton, Sampson county,
on Thursday last, at the close of
which, we understand, difficulty oc
curred between a wtute man and a
colored man in regard to the question
of civil rights. Uther colored men
interfered, when a regular pitched
battle ensued, in which the most of
those on the ground, bo in white and
rolored, participated. The whites,
both Republicans and Conservatives,
arrayed themselves on one side, and
the colored people on the other, and
the way the missiles were projected
through the air was a caution, One
prominent white Radical, as he com
menced seizing fence rails, ox yokes
and other such implements of war
fare and whirling them into the crowd
of colored belligerents, shouted at the
top of his voice, "Civil rights, it it ?
I'll give you civil rights !"
" The colored troops fought nobly,
but their white allies having turned
against them they were finally enec
tually repulsed, after having been
four times driven from the field. No
fire aims were used and none of the
belligerents, we learn were seriously
hurt, though several were knocked
down and considerably bruised. Con
sidering that the wildest excitement
prevailed during the progress of the
melee it is wonderful that no serious
disaster occurred.
Some of those present at Beaman's
Cross Roads stated that a fight was
in progress at Averasboro,' Harnett
county, when they left there the day
previous, at which point a discussion
had also taken place.
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authorized to contract for advertising at our
lowest rates.
5?" A Request. Will friends, in noticing
advertisements in our paper, and responding:
to same please state to parties addressed, " I
saw your advertisement in EnquirbR-South
erker ?" It is little trouble, and will help
our business wonderfully. Remember us.
Vote For Col. Pool.
Horse Sale. See advertisement.
Read The article of Culver Brothers.
Toe It aix Sunday was needed end appreciated.
See That your neighbors vote for Col.
Peas. Mrs. Jos. W. Lloyd had corn
field peas on the 6th inst.
Great bargains in
Straw Hats, at A.
A large lot of new styles of Calicoes just
received at Gatlins.
Ginger Pop. Mr. Howard has this
good temperance drink at his drug store.
Tue Gutters. Officer Hyatt is pro
gressing with his work upon the gutters.
Guostlt. Sleeping in the grave-yard
for a wager is the last on dit.
Beaufort. Quite a number of our
people have gone to Beaufort and others
hope soon to go.
Court. The Summer Term of our Su
perior Court commences Monday. Judge
Moore presiding.
The Basket of Apples Sent us by
our hospitable neighbor, Mr. Jos. W.
Lloyd, was much enjoyed at our office.
Our thanks.
Health f Sign. Our young folks of the
female persuasion seem to have suddenly
contracted a mania for sewing. Bed-quilts
seem to l)e the rage.
Hall Gin. We ask the attention of
farmers to the advertisement of this Gin.
Messrs. Hymans & Dancy, who are well
known to a large number of our readers as
men of business integrity, can furnish high
testimonials of the worth of the Hall Gin
from gentlemen who have tested their ca
pacity. Mail Route. We congratulate our
friends interested, that a mail route has
been established between this place and
Williamston. The mail will leave Tar
boro' on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
days at 6 o'clock, A. M., and will go by
Bethel and Robtsoimlle and arrive at
Williamston at 5 P. M.
Cash Bujers would do well to enquire
the price of Patapsco and other brands of
flour, at Pender & Jenkins.
Great Bargains in all kinds of goods to
make room for Fall and Winter Goods, at
A. Whitlock's.
Editorial. Mr. Richard Granger, for
merly the popular correspondent of this
paper from Washington, has purchased
half interest in the Washington Echo and
is now the political Editor of that paper.
The acquisition of Mr. Granger to the
editorial staff of the Echo is one worthy of
Help. The Reformed Republican party
of this county endorses Judge Moore. If
he expects his friends here to do anything
for him he had better come to their rescue,
for they are kept under the hack by
MeCabe too well to do much of themselves.
The Hail Storm. Reports from the
section visited by the hail storm confirm
the story of great damage to crops. Mr.
M. C. S. Cherry thinks his crop was cut
short at least a half, and many others suf
fered to a greater or less extent. It is
thought it will be necessary for the Com
missioners of Pitt to extend relief to some
of the sufferers in that county.
A Lie. A negro man by the name of
Smith is going about through the county
making matresses and deriving his living
from the pay of the white people and is
very busily circulating such a falsehood as
this ; " that in Virginia, where the demo
crats are in power, the negro is whipped
and beaten as if he was a slave." White
people should not Biipport such mischief-
making liars.
A large assortment of Linens, Alpacas
and other hght weight Clothing for the hot
season, at A. Whitlock's.
Lusus. Mr. Bell has placed upon our
table a lusus naturae in the way of a peach
with another smaller one growing out
of it.
Piques, Grenadines, Organdies, Poplins
and Lawns for sale vert low at Gatlin's.
Quick. A pair of Specs were adver
tised in our last and they were brought to
our office the day the paper was issued.
Quick work and so much for advertising.
A Watermelon. Was'nt it nice ? We
allude to a fine one we found on our table
last Saturday, the gift of our watermellon
king, Mr. W. K. Parker. O dear : it was
B. asd L. Shares were redeemed at the
meeting of the Tarboro' B. and L. Asso
ciation Wednesday night at an average
of about $99.
New styles of Percals and Prints, you
can only find at Mrs. Feldenheimer's.
Party Loyaltt. A colored Rad on the
street the other day said to a brother elec
tor, " I know Godwin is a degraded man,
but he is the regular nominee of the party
and you ought to vote for him. "
Base Ball. The Wilson Senior Base
Ball Club and the Stonewall's will play a
Match Game here next Wednesday. The
game will commence at 3 P. M. Forfeit,
ball and championship.
The Stonewalls contain some splendid
material and, we hope, will maintain them
selves in the match.
Personal, We are glad to welcome to
his old home again Mr. James Owen, who
is in our town on a short visit to his par
ents. Mr. Owen is at present a citizen of
Galveston, and gives cheering accounts of
! the prosperity of his adopted city and of
the " Lone Star " State generally.
We sometimes regret to hear the favor
able reports from Texas and the West, for
they have already taken too many of the
best sons of Carolina.
Postage. The new Post-office law al
lows all subscribers in the county where a
newspaper is published to receive it free of
charge. The law goes into effect from
July 1st, 1874.
Pender & Jenkins can furnish plain or
metal lined Cucumber Wood Pumps, lm.
Clothing made to order of all qualities
to fit, at A. Whitlock's.
Happy. We ought to feel happy, for
we have accomplished our ends and have
acquired the avowed dislike of the Rads
and the hearty endorsement of the Demo
Pic Nio. There is to be a basket pic
nic at Solitaire, near Battleboro, to-day.
From what we know of the good folks of
this section an abundance of good eating
and a gala time generally may be expec
Must Have it. A friend who is sum
mering near the sea shore writes :
Dear Stamps. It is perfectly splendid
down here, elegant "breezes," splendid
sailing, fine fishing, &c, hut with all this
it is nearly impossible to get along without
the Enquirer-Southerner and I will be
obliged if you will mail my paper to me
here, don t forget it. My pious regards to
all Tarbonans.
Yours, &c. C.
To reduce my stock, I offer very desira
ble goods at less than market prices, A
For the best stock of City made Ladies',
Misses' and Children's Shoes, you will find
at Mrs. Feldenheimer's.
Peace Institute. See advertisement
of this school and send for a catalogue.
It is beautifully located, has a splendid
faculty and is, upon the whole, one of the
best schhools in the South.
For new shades of Silks and Silk Pop
lins, go and see Mrs. Feldenhefmer.
Again. We repeat what we have so
frequently published, that we can not in
sert communications in our paper with
out having the name of the author. We
have now before us an article signed
" Brethren, and directed to a minister in
this county, which contains too many
personal allusions for us to publish, unless
we know its author to be a responsible
person. We hope the writer will send his
or her name or, if possible, call at our office
as early as practicable.
Seven days and twenty hours is
the recorded time in which a new
steamer recently made the passage
across the Atlantic.
"Why do women talk less in Feb
ruary than in any other month ? Be
cause it is the shortest month in the
It is now hinted that "Tom Col
lins" worked up that little Wedder-burn-Kemper
job, which recently
created so much interest in Virginia.
Tom is ubiquitous.
The Courier-Journal publishes a
crop report from all parts of the State.
For three months past in Southern
and Western Kentucky not enough
rain has fallen at any one time to
lay the dust. The crops are almost
entirely destroyed, and even with an
abundance of rain henceforth they
cannot be saved. Of tobacco there
will be scarcely any crop, corn and
oats very small, but wheat is the best
crop for many years. Muoh destruc
tion is already reported, and the Gov
ernor has been petitioned to convene
the Legislature for the purpose of de
vising seme means ot relief, rains
have fallen in Eastern and Central
Kentucky during the last two days,
but too late to afford much relief.
In the meantime, in some districts,
actual cases of starvation are re
f , r- ., . .
suiier ratner man tax nauseous
medicine. All who suffer fromeoushs. colds.
irritation of the bronchal tubes or tendency
to consumption, will find in Dr. Wittar'iXal-
uin of Wild Cherry a remedy as agreeable to
me paiute as enectual in removing disease
lue uaisain ii a pleasant remedy; it is a safe
remedy; it is a powerful remedy; it is a
speedy remedy; it is a remedy that cures.
If you want to see something entirely
new in Dress Goods, they have just arrived
at Mrs. Feldenheimer's.
Challenge. Mr. Thigpen must look to
his laurels. Mr. C. II. Jenkins says there
is a colored man on his farm whose crop
he will compare any time with Capt. Thig-
pen's without fear of defeat. That is
right. Do not let any one claim the best
crop if you can beat him.
Chowan Institute. We ask the atten
tion of educators to the card of this school
in our advertising columns. The Princi
pal, Mr. McDowell, is known to the writer
as a gentleman and first-class instructor,
Painful Accident. The friends of Mr.
E. Rawlg will regret to hear, that in a
friendly tussle with Dr. L. L. Staton last
Monday evening he was so unfortunate as
to have his ankle broken. We sympathize
with one who is confined to his room du
ring the hot summer months.
Edgecombe Democracy in
The White People True.
Pursuant to a call of the Edgecombe
Democratic Executive Committee, a con
vention of the white people of Edgecombe
was held at the Court House last Saturday.
Capt. Jno. S. Dancy, Chairman of the
committee, called the meeting to order,
and a permanent organization was effected
by the election of Mr. W. T. Cobb as
Chairman and Mr. E. R. Stamps as Secre
Hon. Geo. Howard was called upon by
the Chair to explain the object of the
eting, which he did in a few well-timed
and pointed remarks. The roll of town
ships was then called and the sense of del
egates taken as to the supposed wish of
their people as to the policy of putting
forth candidates. All, with the exception
of Mr. H. C. Bourne, our late gallant
nominee for the Senate, were opposed to
having a democratic ticket in the field.
Mr. Bourne, however, defended his posi
tion with his usual ability, and evinced
his usual zeal for the steady and continuous
propagation of the principles of his party.
He was replied to by Judge Howard in a
peech replete with political and social
precept, and it would be well for the peo
ple if such like could be more often heard
by them. The vote was then taken and it
was almost unanimously decided to have
no county candidates in the field this sum
mer. As the action was the people's it is
to be hoped they will show its wisdom
by hard work on the day of election and
polling a full vote for Pool.
On motion an Executive Committee of
two from each township, with two addi
tional from Tarboro, was appointed, seven
of whom will constitute a quorum. The
following gentlemen compose the commit
tee, and it is their special duty to see that
every body comes to the polls :
Jno S Dancy, Hon Geo Howard, Wm
M Pippen, Jos II Baker, Jno L Bridgers,
Jr., Jas R Thigpen, E C Knight, R W
Atkinson, JAB .Thorn, V B Sharp, Levi
Walston, Jas II Exum, Dr Mark Pitt, R
S Sugg, H L Leggett, Almon Hart, M J
Battle, Dr J T Bellamy, Jos II Pippen, S
Hart, Dr Charles Killebrew, Wm S
Long, Erastus Cherry, T C flyman, Dr
D B Batts, R H Gatlin, II L Staton, Wm
H Powell, Geo L Wimberly, Geo C Battle,
B P Jenkins, Dr Jno R Mercer, N B Kil
lebrew, Jesse Bullock, Col G W ITam-mond.
The following resolutions were unani
mously adopted.
Resolved, That the Democratic Party
of Edgecombe County in convention as
sembled hereby endorses the Enquirer
Southerner, as the organ of said party.
Resolved, That we fully endorse the
nomination of Col. S. D. Pool as our can
didate for the position of Superintendent of
Public Instruction and that we pledge our
selves to do all in our power for his election.
Just received a new supply of non-fad
ing Flannel Suits in all styles, at A. Whitlock's.
Masonic Hall and Concord Lodge.
Concord Lodge, of the Masonic Order, was
chartered in Nov. 1811, over a half centu
ry ago, with Mr. Alexander Falconer as
Master, Mr. E. D. Macnair, Senior War
den and Mr. Nathan Mathewson, Junior
Warden. Mr. Falconer left this commu
nity many years ago and all traces of him
seem to have been lost. Mr. E. D. Mac
nair was the father of Dr. A. II. Macnair
and his brothers who are well known in
this county. Mr. Mathewson was the fath
er of Mr. Nathan Mathewson, now residing
in Halifax and grand-father of Dr. Donald
Williams, who so long served Concord
Lodge as its Master. Since 1811 Concord
Lodge has been an established institution
in Edgecombe, and has numbered upon its
roll many of the best men of our county,
our highly esteemed fellow-citizens, the
late Gov. Clark, being one of its most at
tached members.
This Lodge has recently erected, in con
junction with the Enquirer-Southerner, the
former owning the upper story and the
latter the ground floor, a very neat, sub
stantial and commodious building. The
Masonic Hall is 28 by 45 feet in dimension,
beside anti-rooms, is high pitched, will
furnished with handsome desks, carpet,
charts, &c, and upon the whole is one of
the neatest and best arranged halls, we
doubt not, in the State. The building was
put up by our townsman, Mr. Geo. W.
Winborne, and the painting was executed
by Messrs. Bassett & Toler.
Grange. Dr. Jos. II. Baker has been
appointed Special Deputy, P. of II., and
has been requested, together with all Mas
ters of granges, to meet T. A. Thompson,
-bsq., .Lecturer oi .National Grange, at one
of the following places for instruction.
Charlotte, Monday, August 3rd.
Greensboro', Tuesday, August 4th.
Raleigh, Wednesday, August 5th.
Fayette ville, Friday, August 7th.
Wilmington, Monday, August 10th.
Goldsboro', Tuesday, August 11th.
Weldon, Wednesday, August 12th.
We presume those from this section will
go to Weldon or Goldsboro.
Pender & Jenkins have received fresh
and genuine Turnip and Ruta Baga seed.
Light weight goods for Men and Boys
wear at reduced rates, at A Whitlock's.
Toe News. We are constantly inviting
the news, of all kinds, from various parts
of the county, and we delight to create
emulation by publishing the first vegeta
bles, cotton blooms, arc, yet many are
slow in informing us and others get credit
they do not deserve. For instance since
publishing that Capt. Dancy had tomatoes,
we have been told of several others who
were perhaps somewhat ahead of the Cap
tain. Send us the news.
Sensible. The following very sensible
remarks are taken from a circular issued
by the Reform Republican party of Edge
combe :
The Connty Officials levy the taxes, dis
burse the revenue and enforce the laws.
They should therefore be men of capacity
and undoubted integrity. Their duties
come home to every man'B door. The poor
man does not escape the penalty of bad
government, for the consumer of every arti
cle that enters into daily life pays large tax
es in its increased cost. The Represents
tives in the General Assembly make the
revenue acts, and to them is confided the
prosperity and advancement of the State
and counties. If dishonest and incompe
tent men are sent thero, the people must
suffer. None can be so humble as to
escape. The evidences before ns in other
States warn ns of the danger, of bad legisla
tion, and Edgecombe, one of the largest and
most prominent counties in North Carolina
in wealth and population, should have men
of ability to exercise the influence in the
councils of the State to which it is entitled,
Our Town. We take the following
from the columns of our most highly es
teemed neighbor, the Roanoke News :
Tarboro is the county seat of Edgecombe
and is a beautiful town situated on Tar
river at the head of navigation, in a rich
section of the county. The buildings are
nice and new and some very desirable resi
dences. It is a place of brisk trade and
energetic people. Here we found a fine
courthouse, located a few feet from main
street, with no fence around it, or as good
as none. Owing to low water the steam
boat can't come up the river further than
Mr. Pennington, of the telegraph office,
is an agreeable and accomodating young
man. He has a fine office, up stairs, di
rectly opposite the hotel.
We called to see .Messrs. b tamps and
Charles, of the Enquirer-Southerner, at
their new office, which is fitted up in mod
ern style the finest printing office in the
Tarboro can now boast of a good hotel,
something that the place has long been
void of. Mr. O. F. Adams, lately of
Washington, N. C, a gentleman of hotel
experience, has charge of the Adams House
and is keeping a nrst-class house of enter
tainment. 1 he landlord is a quiet, but
pleasant and accommodating gentleman
He has many friends and patrons, and
knows how to take care of a newspaper-er.
"Deforms" vs. " Rioeki.f.hs." A I
rich campaign document, issued by the j
Chairman of the Reform Committee, has
been going the rounds among the " tiooly j
Ion of our community. We haye suc
ceeded in getting hold of a copy from
which we make the following extracts.
The "Deforniers" hit tlielting some pret
ty sound blows :
Because as a portiou of the Republicans
we differ with the Mabson-Bunn-McCabe
Ring, we are called Democrats, Kuklnx, &e.
On Saturday, the 27th i f J ute, when we
wanted to put ourselves in a proper iibt
before the people, their Ring brought on an
interruption which was disgraceful to any
civilized community. You may krow there
is corruption in the King when it fears a
discussion, and uses such means to prevent
both sides from being hoard. We all know
that Mabsmi was guiliv ol" perjurj,
and was expelled from the House
of Representatives in 18T3, and now stauds
charged with a foul crime against a young
girl, whom her parents sent to him as a
school teacher to be taught virtue and de
cency. Take the words of the distinguish
ed gentleman, Senator McCabe, used at the
Court House in Tarboro', February, 1873 :
' Mabson, you have perjured yourself, you
have lied to the people, you are guilty of
the blackest crime known to decency." He,
as a would-be member of Congress, is now
supporting this same Mabson for State Sen
ator to legistate for a respectable people.
But the chances are against Mabson hold
ing his seat if he is elected, and the people
may be put to the same trouble as before,
that is, electing another. Willis Bunn in
1872 was the first man who pointed out the
clause in the Constitution that rendered
Mabson ineligible, and then in a speech in
the Court House, June 27, said that Dick
Johnson told a lie on his friend Mabson and
that he did all that he could to keep him in
the House of Representatives. When Mr.
Bunn took his seat as a member of the Leg
islature he swore to support the Constitu
tion. Did he do it in Mabson 's easel Let
us, euow-citizens, see a little more ot
Mr. Willis Bunn's corruption. Two years
ago a few Republicans of this county were
in favor of J. A. Hynian for Congress. This
same Bunn-Mabson-McCabe ring said they
were democrats and that democratic purses
had hired Hynian to break up the Republi
can party. Now Bunn, Mabson & Co., are
guilty of the very same thing and are push
ing each other upon the honest Republicans
of the county. Think of it honest Republi
cans, who desire good government and vote
the Reform ticket on the 1st Thursday in
Mr. Joseph Cobb, the would-be Sheriff,
at Piney Grove School House in 1871, used
these words, " I was rocked in a democratic
cradle in my infancy and when I die I ex
pect to die on a democratic bed." He farth
er said in 1866 that " he would resign his
office of Sheriff because the negroes would
be coming in his office to attend to their
affairs and he would not be bothered with
them to save their lives." Dr. W. A. Dug-
gan in 1871 voted for a convention and did
not claim to be a Republican until 1872.
Now, voters, see for yourselves who are Re
publicans and who are Democrats.
Who is Mr. Allen Turner, the great wire
worker for the Mabson-Bunn-McCabe Ring 1
Go and ask the poor colored people of Ca
barrus county who he is. It will be re
remembered that the winter of 18C7 was
very cold. This man, Turner, was driven
out of Raleigh for some offence, and he
went up to Cabarrus and represented him
self as the owner of 3000 acres of rich swamp
land in Edgecombe, and persuaded some of
those poor colored people to break up
from their homes and come to this
comity, promising that he would settle
them on his farm. He deceived a good
many, among wnotn were women ana chil
dren, and they sold what little they had
and started with him. When this demon
got to Greensboro he said lie must slop
there for some uionev. After he had been
there a day he went to the poor colored
people with him and told them he had been
disappointed in getting his money,asked them
to loan him what they had and he would
repay it when he got to Edgecombe as he
had a plenty there. When he got the money
he left them on the frozen ground around
the depot at Greensboro', without shelter,
without a cent of money or a mouthful of
bread. This was during the cold sleet in
1867. Now this man Turner is the great
prime mover in the Bunn-Mabson-McCabe
ring. Think of it, Fellow-citizens, this is
the man who has been traveling through the
county for the last several weeks to teach
honest Republicans how to vote, telling
them to vote for the Ring which is as cor
rupt as himself. He is promised a Deputy
Sheriff's place for his dirty work. This Tur
ner tried to be Moses of the people of Edge
combe in 1868, but a few good people set
him aside, and he has been trying to get
Ruler's place in Halifax and Northampton,
but failing, has come back to try his hand
again in Edgebombe with birds of the same
We submit the foregoing to the Republi
can voters of Edgecombe, with the assurance
that we have said nothing we are not able
to prove, and we ask them to think for them
selves and vote as freemen on the first Thurs
day in August.
Messrs Culver Brothers
These gentlemen, who have made Char
lotte tt.rir hi'a'iU.ii'tf i mm" t!iy bav
been engaged in the selling of store in the
Carolinas, will leue ns now in the course of
a week or two for new fiVlds. We i egret
this. Tne Culvers me men "chuck full" of
business and enterprise, and it is al.vays de
sirable to have such in a community. We
would be glad if they would settle in Char
lotle Themselves gentlemen, they have b ought
wit!i them oii'y i:eii!le-ii''i! a- saleMin-n. It
is well known that traveling men a a class
are t:pt to be uncouth, rowdy ish fellows,
and in most refined communities the very
name of traveling dealers is odious. But if
any such prejudice existed in this section
against the Culvers and their employes
when tps firt-1 came here, it has all pas.-ed
awa' Vie this ; for by their uniform courte
sy and good behavior they have made
friends of all those with whom they have
been thrown, and have effectually lived
down any enmity which may have existed
toward them before they were known. For
some time past the whole party have been
boarding at the Central Hotel, in this city,
and though the average number has been
25 or 30 men, the proprietor, Mr. Eccles,
tells us that he has yet to know of the first
instance where any one of them has been
guilty of conduct unbecoming a gentlemen.
Often there has been as many as 40 of them
in the house at one time, and a more orderly
or better behaved set of men he never had
in his hotel. It would be hard to say this
of 40 men of any calling who happened acci
dentally to be thrown in one place at the
same time.
The Culvers are operating on an extensive
capital ; they are doing a large business and
can not afford to have other than gentlemen
in their employ. During the eight mouths
in which they have been in Charlotte, they
have had here on an average 25 to 30 men,
as was remarked above, and from 50 to 60
head of stock, in addition to the families of
the principals, Their presence has been a
source of revenue ; and when they leave it
will not be like the leaving of most traveling
parties they will not take with them money
from people who have not realized value
received for all paid.
As to the quality of goods which they
have been selling, we know nothing of our
own knowledge. But the heavy sales which
they have made, and the fact that they
have received but one complaint from all
those to whom they sold, is a sufficient re-ccnimendatio-a
for them wherever they may
go. Within the range embracing the coun
ties of Cabarrus, Union, Mecklenburg, Gas
ton, and one or two other counties in South
Carolina, on the line of this State, they have
sold upward of 600 of their stoves, and have
given universal satisfaction to those with
whom they have dealt.
While they have sold a great many stoves,
the local dealers inform us that they have
not interferred materially with the local
trade, and that they believe that their hav
ing come here will redound to their benefit.
They have thoroughly advertised the
stove business in the country, and their
canvass will increase the sale of these artic
les, as no man who can afford to buy will
now be without oue, and those who now
have one will be obliged to have another if
the present one should get broken or wear
We are strictly conscientious in what we
have said above, and will close by saying
that we can commend Messrs. Culver Bros,
and their salesmen as gentlemen who will
deal fairlv. and be prompt to meet all of
their obligations. CJtarlotte Observer,
13 .sS :SO 1 IJ W 1 0 IN I .
The firm heretofore existing under the style of II. Whitlock & V. o., I.ns lif-eii dissolve!
by mutual consent on the 20th day of April, 1874. A. WhitUwk who wit! ciiiitiiuie (Lt
Dusmess is alone aothon.eil to pay and eolleot the debts of ihe lirm
Tarboro', X. C, April 29th, 1874.
Livek CoRUECTon. We take the fol
lowing from the Wilmington Journal :
c are pleased to hear of the success
and popularity of this medicine, prepared
by our friend.s, Wade, Boykin & Co. the
euersretic N. C. Wholesale Druggist, of
Baltimore. It has already become so well
ct-tablished as to be prescribed by the most
eminent physicians in Baltimore, including
s ime of the Professors in two of the Med
ical Colleges there. It is not a patent
medicine. Dr. Boykin will furnish the
recipe to any regular physician on applica
tion. We suggest to those who have dys
pepsia, chronic constipation, sick headache,
jaundice, &c, to try it at once. We sup
pose the druggists all keep it.
Cor. Main & Pitt Sts. opposite Adam's Hotel,
T -A.
1ST. O.
OFFERS to the people of Edgecombe and
adjoining counties Great Inducements
All Summer Goods marked down very low.
Dry Goods,
Boots & Shoes,
Gents' Under Clothing,
Call soon and get Bargains.
All Goods will be Sold
will reserve, to make room for a
Special attention is called to a cheap
lot of
suitable for this season.
I will continue to make Clothing to order as usual and guarantee entire satisfaction.
Gentlemen can leave their measures for any styles Dress Shirts they may desire, and I
guarantee a perfect fit and prices as low as Baltimore or New York.
EP For good goods, low prices and fair dealing, you can safely rely on the NEW
Tarboro', N. C, May 1, 1874.
The best stock of Opera Collars, Kids,
Sashes, Neck Ribbons, Dotted Veils, and a
great many other new goods, you can find
them at low prices at Sirs. Feldenheimer's.
The " Gentlemen is Black," who is the
tutelar demon of dram-shops, assumes his
sourest aspect when the rapid progress of
Vinegar Bitters is reported " down be
low." The People's Vegetable Tonic is
playing the mischief with his bitters fired
with rum. All diseases which those demo
niac nostrums aggravate, ender pretense of
relieving, such as indigestion, sick-headache,
constipation, rheumatism, gout and inter
mittent fevers are cured by it. 4w
JEXKINS. Near Tarboro' at the resi
dence of II. B. Bryan, June 29th at 8
o'clock, P. M., Mrs. Sally L. Jenkins,
age nearly 69 years.
ROGERS. Ou the 2nd inst., of Epilep
sy, Mrs. Mary Rogers.
For new shapes in Hats and Sonnets,
call and see them at Mrs. Feldenheimer's,
Whittli dk Cut. The Ring says that
the Reformed Republicans are in the in
terest of the Democrats. We should think
the following platform, issued by the Re
formers, is about as good Radical as that
issued by the Ring :
That in U. S. Grant, our President, we rec
ognize a wise Executive and one whose ad
ministration meets with our approval.
That in Gov. Caldwell, as the represents
five of our principles in the highest office in
the sift of the people of North Carolina, we
behold a tried patriot and a trne man.
That we endorse the nomination of Thorn
as R. Purnell, Esq., of Forsythe, for Super
intendent of Public Instruction, aud pledge
him our support. That we cordially endorse
the nomination ofJ. A. Hyman, of Warren,
for Congress.
I will sell my stock of Piques, Lawns,
Muslins and Nainsooks, at cost. Call soon
before thy are all sold. A. Whitlock.
To the Voters in the Second J udicial
The General Assembly has ordered an
election for Judge in this District, in Au
gust next.
1 believe the act to be unconstitutional,
an assault upon the Executive and Judicial
Departments of the State Government,
and that my term of office continues until
August 1878.
It is a duty, therefore, that I owe to my
successor as well as to myself, to resist this
encroachment, as I believe it to be, upon
the prerogatives of my office.
1 have upon all occasions declared, that
I would accept no nomination for re-elec
tion in August next ; as i M ould thereby
admit the constitutionality of the act, or
be guilty of the absurdity of running for
an ofhee which, in my opinion, 1 already
It is the opinion of the leaders of the
Republican Party of the State, as well as
of a large number of the ablest lawyers of
the Democratic Party, that the election for
Judge in this District in August next, can
avail nothing, but is positively mischievous.
The delegates from the comities of Ber
tie, Washington, and a maionty from
Martin, at Williamston refused to vote for,
and protested against, the nomination ot
I believe the Supreme Court will vindi
cate the wisdom of their action.
I am not a candidate for re-election in
August next.
Respectfully l ours,
W. A. Moore.
Plymouth, Washington Co., July 8,1874
I consequence of the dull times, I have determined to offer my entire stock of SPRING
Millinery &oods,
In Hats, Ribbons, Flowers, Laces, &c.
' Give me a call and examine my Stock, and convince yourselves.
Tarboro', N. C, May 5th, 1874.
Tarboro' Market.
TERRELL & BRO., Grocers,
Home production are quoted at the buying
price, and all others at the selling price from
Bacon S. C. Hams, in canviss, per lb... -lSc
Shoulders " lUllc
Sides, back bone aid rib, 11(212c
Bulk Meats. Shoulders, per lb 10c
Sides, clear,
Beep. Fresh, per lb. b12
Spiced tamily per lb ic
Bagging,. per yard, 1417
Beeswax p fi. 25c
Butter " 5060c
Cotton, per pound, U$C!USc
Cotton Yarn, per bnnth, II 60(gi0 00
Corn, per bushel, 1.00c120
Cheese, $f D zutgiaoc
CniCKENS, a.ic4uc
Eggs, per dozen 1520c
Flour fatapsco lamily fi DDI u uu
Other brands (siz.-u
Hides Dry i? lb. wllc
Green, M B. 5c
Iron Ties, S fb. 10c
Lard. IS lb. 3loc
Meal, per bushel fl.001.20
Molasses Sugar nonse f! gallon, 3350
Cuba " 60 75
Onions, per bushel, 0 002 50
Pork Mess per bbl. 21 0000 00
Rump, " f 18 00i?$00 00
Potatoes, sweet, per bnshel,-.. 1.001.30
Irish. ter bushel .$2 00a2 50
Peas, per bushel, 80c$1.00
Salt, G. A. per sack, $0 00f2 00
Liverpool, per sack, 1250
Sausage. rer lb. -20c
Tea, per lb, 50f 2 00
Tallow, per lb. 010c
A general assortment Solid Gold Rings,
Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Silver and Plated
Ware, Specs, Fine Table Cutlery, &c, &c.,
going at panic prices at BELL'S.
Cut this notice out it will be taken at
$1 for every $10 worth of goods bought 'till
1 1st next October,
New York Markets.
Nbw Yobk, July 15. 6 P.M.
Cotton nominal, sales of 824 bales at
Baltimore Markets.
Baltimorb, July 15. 6 P. M.
Cotton nominal; middlings 17,
Look to your interest and call imme
diately at S. KRESLOWSETS, who
is selling his entire stock of Dry Goods,
Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Fancy and
Millinery Goods at cost. No humbug.
Call soon and get first choice.
Next door to H. D. Teel.
July 3, 1874. tf.
JL from New York with
undersigned having just returned
a l lUi D1UUA,
consisting of
respectfully solicits the patronage of the
public. Having bought at PANIC PRICES,
I am prepared to offer inducements.
B" I am also Agent for the American
Cycloptedia, Thistle Edition of Waverly,
Stamps and Seals, Sheet Music, Gline's Slate
Roof Painting and latest periodicals and pa
pers. T. E. LEWIS,
at Redmond's Old Stand.
Tarboro', April 10, 1874. XL
One Fourth Interest in the
Edgecombe Agricultural
Works for Sale.
fourth interest in the Edgecombe Agricul
tural Works. For particulars, address
A. J. HINES, Wilson, N. C.
Hon. GEORGE HOWARD, Tarboro', N. C.
July 26. tt
$10 $20
ucuiars tree.
per day. Agents
wanted everywhere. Par-
A. tf. Blajb & Co., St. Louis,

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