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WELDON, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1891.
EGISIATIVK I’KOC:Ki:i)lX(iS AND
othkh matteks or okn'kuai,
Tbc ludustrial and TriiiDio)' school
|;irl« has been I ho subject of
t durinj! «be pint tow du>g. A
is ofit bus already been printed
jljijXKWS. It has possed the Senate
Jiw umde tlie Hjieciiii order in the
^Ibr lli o'clock Monduy. When
hour arrived tlie pillerics were filled
I people who had gone there to listen to
debate, itiost of iheaudience were wo-
naiiiriilly as the fair sex was mostly
(0 be bemlited by the law. Several
-chin were made for and against the
II, Had tlie bill been put to a vote Mon
Jiy without so inuuh Hpoakinj; it would
ha?e passed but a nmtion to adjourn was
made aud carried and the bill went over
till Tuesday as unfinislied busiocss, when
eomiDf; up sevtral amendments were ofFi-r-
Ooe hy Mr. 1‘ritehard, Republi-
etB, extluJio},' IVdiii its privileges those
«ho are able to pay their own expenscti.
Ibis amondnient was lost. Another
UteudineDt to ro(|uire all who accept the
ftivile^cs of the bill tn pledge to icach
r asloDga liue us she has been a stu-
d«Dt at the school. This umenduient was
ilsu loU. An aiuonduient was offered
which provided that each county .shall
hve represented ia the school in propor
tion to the number of white girls of
Kkool ape and if any county thall not
mil itself of this jiroviMon applicntioDS
from cuuDties which have alrcaily their
fill Dumber may be reciijriiized. This
mcDdaient war adopted. Oiher auieud-
■eots were otfen'd and voted down. TliO
mitbi'D p,is«fd il.s M cond reading by a
Vote Ilf U1 to-11. When the bill came
upoQ its third readin(;a number of amend-
ineDls were ottered fiomc of which weie
idopted These will doubtless impair
luefttlaeFS of the institution aR a normal
Bcbnol aud consequently deprive it of the
(idoflbe IVabody fund. It now goes
to the Senate with the amendments.
Whether that body will accept them is
1b iIio Senate a few days ago in dis-
«i»ii>^ the resoiutiuus relative to the
Fore# bill Senator Walser, > llcpubliean
utiie reference in a speech to fr»ud.s
ii.«kicb Democrats had practiced in (ho
««t. This is a favorite subject with Ue
pabliciDs whenever polities ‘ have the
toor, tod but for this never tailing source
oAfvlitical thunder they would be at a
iou I'ur aubjeet matter when they speak,
Sewtor Bowers immediately took the
youag loaD to task for his allegations
aad defended Halifax and other eastern
touDties from the charges in a manner
which quited the young man. Mr. Wal-
Wf h*d the grace to tell me alterwards
tint he had no reference in his re-
Uirks to the last election, for he
^ot he said he knew it was fairly conduc
ted because Dr. Mott, who was in the
**aty un the election day, liad told him
*0) Mr. Pritchard, also Republican, said
•k« tame ihing in effect and further that
!>• was jtlad t« aeo the negroes dividing
oa political issues.
A little exciteiucnt ran through the
Home Wedneaday on tho occurrence of a
between Capt. Peebiea, and Col.
oBttoo. The latter bad introduced a bill
•# ohartet a bank at Fayetteville, and
thia charter autborited the bank to receive
■oMy from married women and unions
J^tfaout parents or guardian and pay it
•*®k to them without being liable to the
Bubaod or peraoos other than the de-
Pwtors themaalvea. The bill was referr-
•J to committee and came back to the
floMe witii majority and minority reporta
Peebles submitting the minority
Cot. SuttoD said that aome who
opposed this feature of the charter were
Wtuted by itovert motivas; Capt. Peebles
replied that any such statement was false.
Sutton r^oined that he repeated his
■^^®®t_aod waa reiponsible for what
Bad said. Under the previous ques-
the House look a »ote wh.eh result-
u favor of tile majnrit; report. Tho
flay mutual explanatiuos were mado
J? hands shaken amid the suplause of
The cbarter of th« Petersburg railroad
will expire thi^ yosr and a bill is ixjfore
tho Ii!*gifilatiir« to r>*netv it. Tndor th«
cousiitution it will hereafter bo taxed,
and to preclude all possibility of evasion
a clause has been inserted in the bill to
tho effect that the chnitur shall in no
sense grant rights other than those per
mitted by iho fundaiuental law. The
nou»(! uotwiilmtaiidiiig hud the bill re-
referred with inNtruetionii to tho coniniit-
tee to examine whether thu mud l.elnngN
to the Wilmingtiin and Weldon roa'l and
report tho facts. A movement has do-
Teloped on thu part of ciiizens who live
and have property in that sei'tion to ask
the General Assembly in granting u re
newal of the charter to require the com
pany to rebuild audoprratcthe road from
(iicksford to (jaston. This part of tho
road was originally a separate road and
was known as thu Greenville and Gaston
road. An act was amhonzitig the Pe
tersburg road to consolidate with it. In
stead of doing that it was claimed that
the Grocnville and Gaston consolidated
with the Petersburg road, which is said
to be an entirely different thing. The
Gaston branch was abandoned after the
war before it was snid the traffic did not
justify its continuancc. Its operation
would proi’c (if vast buuuSt to the pujple
now and would develop a profitable bus
iness for the railroad company in several
years. 1 do not see how the Petersburg
road ean be made to rebuild the Gaston
branch; it is true (he charter ctmld re
quire ii, but if till! iiii|iaiiy .should not
choose to aecepf. it on this eundition it
Would be easy enough, it seems to me,
for the \\ ilmiiigton and Weldon road to
build a branch load under its charter to
the Virginia line and connect there with
the l\'lorsburg road.
The eitizeii.s of J^itlleton have fent up
a bill asking authority to allow the town
to isKue bonds to the amount of $25,001)
payable in twenty years and not to be
sold below par. 810,000 of this amouot
is (o lie Kul'Scribcd to a hotel, 810,000 to
some meritorious manufacturing entir-
priso and $5,000 to Iho procuring of a
new county and building a court house.
It submits the question of subscription
to a Vote of the citizens. It is now in
coujmittee. A bill is also drawn to erect
a new county from parts of Halifax, War
ren aud Northampton. I have seen a
map of the proposed county. It is about
the size of Vanco county; tho average
width is about ten or twelve mi'ea and
its length is about twenty miles. The
line begins at llaoBoin’s bridge and runs
due north to the Virginia line, taking in
a slice of Warren all along ils length from
a mile aud a half to two miles in width.
Where it strikes the Virginia line it runs
cast about ten miles and thence a little
west of south to Fishing creek, orossiog
the river at or near Rock Landing, about
six or seven miles from Weldon.'The
line reaches Fishing ureek about fifteen
miles b«low Ransom's Bridge, and
runs up the t o the begi nniog.
The bill provides for submitting
the question to a vote of tho people in
the territory to be included in the new
county. If the Warren and Northamp
ton portions vole against and the Halifax
portion voles for the new county then no
parts of Warren and Northampton are to
he taken in, but the new county is to be
erected solely from a part of Halifax.
A long petition will aceoinpany the bill.
Past Legislatures have been averse to
making new counties, but I have not as
certained the temper of the present Gen
eral Astiembly upon the.suhject.
Among other bills of general interest
which have been introduced is one direc
ting tho State Treasurer to issue bonds
to the amount of ton million dollars bear
ing interest at four per cent, and loan
the money to the citiiens of the State at
five per cent, interest, not more than on*
thousand dollars to be loaned to one man
and each loan to be secured by the mort
gage on real estate at half its assessed
value, the county commissioners to ap
prove the security.. The bill makes no
provision for oulleoling the loans to the
people uor fur paying the hondu at matur
ity. It will not paas.
Tbs resolutions whieh passed tho House
instructing our Senators to vote against
tho Forco bill wore amended in Iho Sen
ate 80 as to express the thanks of the
Legislature for their continued and able
opposition. A very proper cUaii;;e, it
suema to me, as the original resolutions
might possibly convey thu idea to those
not well informed that the position of our
Senators on this important matter was
doubtful. They were offered in the
lluuac to enable members to get off a lit
tle “Buncombe" and it was genetally so
Mr. Hill has been added to the com
mittee on Insurance and Mr. Long has
been made chairman of the commiltce on
the Blection of Trustees of the rnivcrsi-
The plan adopted by tha coaimittee ap-
poiotcd by tho several countics to secure
legislation looking to diking Roanoke
river has been formulated into a bill,
which was drawn by Mr. T. N. Hill, the
chainuan of the committee. The bill
directs the Directors of the Penitentiary
to furnish to cach of the counties of Hal
ifax, Northampton, Bertie and Martin
every year for five years as many convicts
as they may require not exceeding one
hundred. The.se convicts shall be at all
times under the supervision and control
of tho Board of Directors, but the nature,
charactei and |uality of work to be done
and the plaers where it shall be under tho
direction and supervision of the Boards
of Couimissioncrs of the rc>spectivu coun
ties iir ilu'ir agontj*. The expenses of
transporiatinn, maintenance and guard
ing of the convicts are not to be paid by
the State or a charge upon the State
treasury, but provision inust bo ilh*rwi!.e
made before the appr.|iriati>ii and deliv
ery of the convicts to the commi^sioners
The convicts are to be tiulivered whenever
provision has been made to transport,
guard and maintain them, without limit
«s to time.
Capt. Hill introduced in the Hou.se
Friday a bill to incorporate tho town of
Hobgood. The bill names L. J. Wright
as mayor, R. J. Shields, J. T. .“Ravage, C.
K. Bell, J. E. Lewis and K. P. Hymau,
ascommissiunersuudW.il. White as
Quite a lively discussion look place in
the Senate Saturday upon the bill to re
duce the rate of interest to six per cent,
introduced by Senator Williams, ol' Pitt.
It had been put upon the calendar but
after several speeches ior and against it
it was referred to the committee on the
Judiciary. There is a diversity of opin
ion among the members of the Legisla
ture as to thu wisdom of a reduction, but
it seems that a majority are opposed to a
reduction for the reason that loans now
out at eight per cent, would be called iu
and borrowers would be foiced to pay up.
Another objection is that State banks
most of which now to re-discount I heir
paper in New York at six per cent coivd
not afford to carry on business any lotigi r
and would have to close; the consequenue
being that the mediums through which
money is now supplied to our
people would no longer be availa
ble, and suffering would ensue. It is ar
gued that money will go where it will
command the highest interest, and a re
duction would drive it away from the
Stato—a result which would necessarily
be injurious to the small borrowers and
to those whose securities are not giit-
The committee has nearly completed ils
labors upoQ the commission bill and will
probably report it to both Huusas Wed
nesday ur Thursday It is the opinion
among members that there will be no
fight on it when it comes up, and ihat it
will pass substantially as it coucs from
the committee. The Railroad magnates
have had several hearings before the
committee, the result of which will be
Boue inodifications of the bill before it is
There is no talk here of the personnel
of tho commission. It is evident thxt
there will be a large number of candi
dates but very few of them care to un
nounce themselves publicly. It is the
delenuinaiion lo pass the bill before cor-
aidering who »re to execute it.
8IXTKKN LtVK RATTI.KSNAKRS TtlllNlD
I.OOSK IN THE DEAD LETTEtt OF
A few years ago, soys a Washington
letter to the St, Louis Globe Democrat,
there name to the dcad-letter office, a tin
ean on which no address was found. The
can was opened and sixteen lively look
ing rattlesnakes made their escape.
There was a scene in the dcad-letter
ffficc for a few minutes. Kverybody got
on the chairs and tables and tho rattlers
were left in ull possession of the floor.
Finally they were dispatched aud
fifteen of them were pickled in alcohol.
One was luiasing, but nobody knew it.
It Was supposed that filYecn was enough
and that none hud cscaped.
A few days later, one sunny afternoon,
a long, sleek looking rattlesnake crawled
from among the papers in the chief clerk's
office, and, unobserved, made hi.s way to
where a young lady visitor waa sitting.
His snakeship slyly crawled to her
feet, and, gracefully winding himself
about her slender ankle, tightened his
folds. Tho young lady noticud the in-
tru.«ion and, hastily looking down, saw
the wily serpent, was horrified, and very
The rattlesnake offered no further in
sult or injury, but fled in alarm. He
was killed and, arti.stieally incased in a
glass jar, he now adorns the cabinet.
FACE YOUR TROUBLES.
“I had plowed around a rock in one
of iny fields for five years," said a farmer,
' and I hud broken a mowing machine
knife against it, besides losing the use of
the ground in which it lay, all because I
thought it was such a large rock that it
would take too much time and labor to
remove it. But to-day when I began lo
plow fur corn I thougbt that by and by
I might break my Sultivator against that
rock; .so I took a crowbar, intending to
poke around and find out its size once for
all. Aud it waa one of tho surprises of
my life to find out that it was a little
more than two feet long It was stand
ing on its edge, and so light that I could
life it into the wagon without help."
‘•The first time you really faced your
tronhle you conquered it,” I replied, but
coniiuued to enlarge upon the subject to
myself, for I do beliovo before we pray,
or, better, while we pray,.we should look
our troubles s(|uare in the face.
Imagine the farmer plowing around
that rock for five years, praying all the
while, “O Lord, remove that rock!”
when he didn’t know whether it was a
big ro.ik or a little flat stone.
We shiver and shake and shrink, and
sometimes do not dare to pray about a
trouble because it makes it seem so real,
not even knowing what we wish the Lord
to do about it, when if we would face the
■ rouble and call it by its name, one half
of its terror would be gone
The trouble tllat lies down with us at
ni^iRt and confronts us on first waking in
the uKirniug, is the trouble whose propor-
tioiis we do not know.
KKB08BNEoil has the poorer of at
trading and destroying spiders and other
If you feel weak
and all worn out take
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I'roup, Whof»pin^ t'oufb and Bros-
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Cure For Kiile liy W. M. ('((hen.
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HIS LOST OPPORTUNITY.
COME QUICK, (lEOROK, OH YOU WII.I.
It was on a Sabbath morn, and George
Murdatroyed had just turned over to sleep
again after making his sixth resolution
to get up. But tho cry. fraught with
anxiety and trepidation, that came from
the room below, banished sleep instantly.
It was his wife's voice—tho dear girl
v*hom he had taken from a parent’s, or
rather, two parents' care.
“George! Come quick!"
What could be the matter? Ho r>-
membered now, with an agonized gasp,
as he ripped his nightgown up to the back
and put one leg into the arm of hiit un
dershirt, that Maud had functual derange
ment of the heart. Still, she could not
cry like that if stricken down by—"
“George! Why don't you come?
In his frantic haste he hud on his
trousers hind part before and bis shirt
was a wreck, but what of that? Like a
fla.sh it came to him, the tale of yesterday
told by his little wife, at which ho had
scoffed—God help him! A tale of a
dark-browed man who came to read the
gas metre, and who had behaved so
strangely that Maud suspectcd him of
being a burglar's spy. The man had
come again—even now, perhaps—
“(Jeorge! If you don’t come, it’ll be
What were collar buttons now that he
should search for them? With one bound
he overturned the rocking chair and
smashed the wa'er pitcher; in another in
stant be had collided with a half open
closet door; at the third step he tripped
over his suspender and came down stairs
on his elbows and countenance.
“Courage, Maud!’’ he cried; “I’m com-
He wag only a pale bookkeeper, and
unarmed save with nature's weapons, but
not for a moment did he falter.
“You’re too late," said Maud with a
pretty pout, as George dashed into the
room with fire in bis eye that the blood
on his nose could not dim
“What—where is he?" he gasped,
looking around with an awful faiutness
at the heart.
"I wanted you to see the baby," said
she, in a di.sa^iiinted voice. “He had
his foot in his mouth, and you've no
idea how cunning he looked."
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Build np your nerves,
Restow your strength,
Renew your appetite.
Cure Scrofula, salt rheum,
Dyspepsia, tick headache.
Catarrh, rheumatism or malaria—
Take Hood’s Sarsaparilla,
100 Doses One Dollar.
The greatest piece of solid masonry of
modern times is now in course of con
struction in the Bombay presidency.
There being danger Ihat the water sup
ply of the city cf Bombay would soon
become insufficient, it was dee.ided to in
close the watershed of the. valley, which
drains into the sea south of the city, by
means of a dam. The gigantic structure,
which will be completed in March next,
is two miles 1 tng, 118 feet in height and
103 feet wide at its base. The roadway
on the top ia to be twenty-four feet in
width, and the stonework will cost S‘2,-
500,000. The lake of water which this
dam will imprison will be eight square
miles in area
Indigestion, und StoioAch diwrden, Die
BROWN’S IRON BITTERS.
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liada-mark imd utotcud rea liuu on wnppw.
Fasiii in report, has it that next sum
mer's f niiniiie styles are to be more
matii-uline tban ever.
8le“ple«s niuhts, made miserable by that
terri 'le i- niL'h s^biloh’s Cure is the
r ni.^.lv I' l- yi'it For sale at IV. M. Co
hen s ilro .\stute.
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iru 11 I ii , . u. . i.re. y ..i. lA.'r sale by W.
A GOOD FARMER.
Brinki.eyvim,e, N. C., Feb. 1, '91.
Eds. News:—I wrote you sometime
ago to discontinue the Ro.\noke News
for awhile, but I find I cannot do with
out it. I herewith enclose 81.00, so
please send it again.
I am not a i'arnicr but am very much
interested in the subject. Having so
often noticed the query, does farming
pay ? I would like to state a few farits
in regard to the subject, which I hope
will prove of some benefit to farmers in
general and to those of Halifax county
in particular. 'I'hese facts earn'.) directly
under my notice and are true in every
respect. They serve to show what one
man by honest work with his own hands
and prudent forethought uiay accoTiplish
in one year, and they ought to be very
encouraging to those who are just begin
ning work for another year, especially
those of small means.
Mr. J. H. Parker, my neighbor and
friend, having ri,sen above tho discourage
ments of two bad crop year>, commenced
anew January, 18!)0, with a firm deter
mination to succeed. His only team was
one ox, which by the way, was not paid
for in full, and he had a wil'e and several
small children to provide for. Having
first secured his yeai’s supply from a
neighboring merchant by mortgaging the
coming crop, he wont to work with the
following result: 4 bales cotton, 30 bar
rels corn, 200 bushels sweet potatoe.s,
about 40 bushels pea nuts, &c.
After having paid his store account in
full, he paid 825 rent, finished paying
for his ox and bought a fine Jersey milk
cow for which he paid 825. Now he has
securod and paid for all of his supplies
for the next year aud is ready with a
smiling facc for another twelve months
of hard work.
What think you of that, .Mes.srs. Edi
tors, does farming pay ?
Farmers are now all hard at work and
in fine spirits. We hope for another
such year as 1890.
Mr. N. M. Harrison who has been
absent for several days has returned with
a nice lot of horses.
With best wishes for the Roanokb
When Baby waa sick, we gave her Castorla.
When she was ft Child, she cried (or Castoria.
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria.
When the had Children, she gave them Castoria.
0 STORE KEEPERS.
An agent wanted by a prominent N. Y. Retail
House to sell first-;Ia8H ready-made cloth
ing from samples. Complete outfit free.
Liberal commissions. I'or particulars ad
dress P. O. Box 1695, New York city.
The undersigned, ImvingqualiSed before
the Superior court of Halifax county on
the 28tb day of January 1891 as adminis
trator with the will annexed of L. B. Hold-
ford, deceitsed, hereby notilies all persons
holding claims against ' Ue said estate to
present them to him duly verified at his
ofHce in Weldon, N. C, within twelve
months from the d:itc of this notice or the
same will he pleaded in bar thereof.
All perrons iudehtni tosaid estate are
hereby reyuested to m.ike immediate pay
This the ;5rd day of February 1891.
VV. E. DANIEL,
Admr. with the will annexed.
By virtue of a decree of tbe Superior
court made at the fall term 1890 of the Su
perior court for Halifax county in the ac
tion therein pending entitled Or. W. Black
a8.‘ignee OKuinst J- M. Foote et als., the un
designed ascommisnoners will sell at public
auction for cash to tbe highest bidder at tbe
i-ourt house door In Halifax, N. C., on
Mondiiy the 2nd day of .March, 1891, th«
following lot or parcel of land lying situate
and Itcing in the town of Weldoo, county
of Halifax, State of North Carolina front
ing on I'lummer street beginning at Jamn
L Rism' line rnnning north «itb said street
to the land formerly owned by the Boanoke
Navigation Company thence iu a southerly
direction of tbe s»id i^noke KM
Company losaidiJ'am'jBtS'L. Bass’ lijf
in a westerly direction with said
to the beginninir.
ThisFobruiiry 2nd, 1H9I
R.O BVK'IW. Jr.,