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WELDON, N C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 189L
THE DOCTORS MEET.
tHK BOARn OP URALTIl BLVXT8 A SU
PERINTENDENT AND THE MEDICAL
80CIETV HOt^lWA MKETINO.
The Uoard of Health met at IluUfat on
ooday and wiis cniled to order by Dr. J.
. Colliog, Chniruiaii, who ;xpluiDed the
jeot to be the election of u 8uporiDUn-
"otof Health (or the term ol two years
'sump; frotu January next.
Dr. H. B. Futgerson, sevrotary, called
he roll. AAer the roll vus purged of
:.ob Dames as did no^ belong on it, the
^ollowing responded: K. W. Brown,
*. H. Clark, J. A. Collins, II. B. Fur);cr-
"D, I. K. Green, C. K. Qurkin, J. S.
all, A. 8. Harrison,J. C. Hill, J. L.
[fey, K. Lefrgett, W. O McDowell, W.
Neville, J.O’Brien, J. 1’. Pope. M.T.
-vage, K. A. Thorne, L. T. Whitaker.
Dr. M.T. Savage tiaid he would place
n Domination for Superintendent of
Health a gentleman for whom he was
glad to vote and for whom nil ought to be
glad to vote, a gentleman who was not
only competent but who deserved the
position, becnuHu he had always responded
to calls made upon him by his people—
he referred to Dr. I. E. Green.
There being no other nomination Dr.
E. A. Thorne moved that Dr. Green be
elected by neclaniation, which motion pre
vailed without an nppusing vote.
The Board of Health adjourned.
Dr. Collins, president, called the Coud-
tj Medical Society to order.
On inotioo it was ordered that names of
persona ioeligtble be stricken from the
Klectioa of offi'sers being in order Dr.
>. 0. McDowell was unanimously olectud
reiideat by acclamation and Dr. H. B.
argerson was in the same manner elected
Dr*. Pope and Green conducted the
ddeot to the chair and he thanked the
ity for the honor. He said the physi-
at ought to meet more frequently.
law fixed the membership of the
~rd of Health but the society could
keita own regulations and he thought
ould be careful in adwittiug members,
•lio made other valuable suggestions,
r. Furgerson thought it would be well
meet o*lener, and moved that the
inga be held monthly and that the
t meeting be at Sootlaod Neck on the
Tuesday in October at 8 o’clock,
I. CuUins said that at the last full
ingit was decided that meetings be
d quaiietly on the first Tuesday iu
uary,A|iril, July and Ootober.
r. Furgeraun's motion to have month-
eetingsdid not prevail, but bis motion
I at Sootlaod Neck on the first Tues-
Outober was carried.
~tary was directed to request
rphyucians in the county to join
•t its next meeting.
■^VVtgenon thought it well to ap-
t thne members to prepare papers
■iop at the nex,t meeting.
~. CoUins suggested that one subject
Dature and treatment of typhoid,
-malarial and oontinued malarial
Dr. Furgerson suggested that
king water” be another subject,
ese suggestions were adopted and
Hident appointed Dr. Collins to
the discussion, alternate Dr Leggett,
e names of J. C. Hill,' C. 0. Chris-
8 Hall and C. B. Gurkin were
for membership and ordered
00 the rolls,
society then adjoarned.
Best AovaRTiBiNa.—The most
advertising in behalf of Hood’s
rilla is that which comes from the
itself. That is, (hose who are
y it, speak to friends suffering
, who in turn derive benefit and
m to try this successful medi-
hos the circle of its popularity
y widening from this cause alone,
and more are becoming enthu-
behalf of Hood's Satsiparilla as
y demonstrates its absolute mer-
that is asked for Hood’s Saisa-
thikt it be given a fair trial. If
I blood purifier, or buld-
ioiiie, tty Hood's 8arsaparil-
over stiHiked in shoes and will
rioM to reduce stock. P. N
BOARD OF MAGISTRATES.
TUB ISFBlllOR COUBT CONTINUBl) AND
The Board of Magistrates metut Halifax
Miiiulay and was to called to order by
Col, F. M. Parker, chairinnn. The roll
wttK called and HG luagistralca vrcre found
tobcfresint. The chairman explained
the purpose to be the election of Justices,
solicitor and clerk of the Inferior court.
Col. J. W. Johnstoa thought the
county could uflbrd to dlHjiunse with the
court and moved that the court bo abol
ished after [iroper notice, nod thut the
presient officials hold over.
Capt, E. A. Thorne moved that the
chair jian give the three month's notice
rcijuired by law.
Mr. B. C. Dudq thought the Board
had power to abolish the court without
Col. Johnston said he made his motion
in the interest of economy alone.
We have the best court in the State,
but crime was on the decrease and
the jurisdiction of the justices had been
enlarged and there was not as much need
of the court as formerly.
Capt. Grizzard was requested to lead
the law. He did so and said the Board
could to-day vote to abolish the court
and meet Bgain in February and abolish
Mr. J. J. Robertson said the opinions
of the solicitor and clerk would be of
value to the Board and asked those gen
tlemen to give theio.
Capt. Grizzard said be thought it would
be hard to tell whether it would be econ
omy to abolish the court aud thereby
increase jail'expenses. The half fees at
the last term amounted to $80, consider
ably less thun ever before. $:25U would
pay the entire expenses of the
term. There is a falling off in the num
ber of smaller offences but an increase in
the more serious crimes, and he doubted
whether there would be a saving of ex
pense by abolishing the court. The
matter of cost is not the sole question.
Speedy trial was the right of every man
and this court enabled them to get speedy
trials. And besides this be hated to see
white men prosccuted by a negro, which
was the case in the Superior Court.
Mr. W. E. Daniel said tho only ex
pense that would be saved by the aboli
tion of the court was the salaries of the
justices and the jury fees. The solicitor
and clerk would be paid the same in the
Superior court. He doubted if there
would be any saving at all abolishing the
Capt. KUchin thought another consid
eration was whether the people of the
county would be benefited and whether
jurors and witnesses would be benefited.
It is hard) on men indicted, jurors and
witnesses to go to court so often and lose
so much time. If after all things are
considered nothing is saved to the county
and people the court should be continued,
and if not it ought to bo abolished. No
individuals ought to be consideied.
Capt. Gr izxard said the time of hold
ing the courts was convenient—February
and August, and people would have to
go to the Superior courts and no time
would be sav^. He could express his
views freely because he was not a candi
date for re-electioo to the solicitorship.
Mr. M. H. Clark moved to proe^
with the election of officers of the court.
The chair intimated that it was carried,
a division was called fur and the motion
was eartied by a vote of 19 to 12.
Capt. Thorne nominated the present
court and moved that they be elected by
aeclamation, which motion was carried.
M H. Clark nominated for solicitor
Mr. W. C. Thorne, and on motion be was
elected by acclamalixn.
M. H. Clark nominated S. M. Gary
for clerk. B. 0. Dunn moved that he
be elected by acclamation, which motion
A resolution of thanks to Solicitor
Grissard was adopted and the Board ad
DR. ACKER'S BNGUSH P1I.U9
Are active, effective and pure. For sick
headache, disordered stomach, loss of sp-
petite, bad complexion and billiousness,
they have never been equaled, either in
Am*riua nr n^road
Sold hy W. Ms Cohen, drasgist, Weldoo,
N.C. . " ’
IT WASk TRADE.
HE OOT THE LlCENlE AND A NtCKKL
Ho had a basket cf eggs on his arm
as he went into the biildiog luokiog fur
“the man that writ otlf weddin' licenses."
“I'm from Stony Ptnt and I wnot a
weddin’ license," bo sap to the clerk at
tho desk. “Is this theiplace?"
The clerk said it wai
“Might a knowed it,*^ he continued
“fer the feller at tho dooi told me it was.
But I've got doubts about whiit you city
fellers tells a stranger when he ain’t got
“Do you want a licenHe?" asked the
“You bet I do, and I want it for my
self, too. I ain’t ba.shful, I ain’t. A
feller hain't got no right to be thut has
been courtin’ a gal fer two year liko I’ve
been doin'. How much air they?"
“Goramity, GoshI They ain't that
much, air they? They was that last
year, and I've been readin’ as how the
McKinly bill had brought down prices on
all the necessaries of life. Ain't that so?”
“It hasn’t got around here yet," ex
plained the clerk.
“Well, I’ve got to have her, dollar cr
no dollar, but, young feller, I’ve got
seven doz»n eggs here worth 15 cents a
dozen. Right fresh out of the hens, too.
Can’t you take it out in trade and let me
have the five cents over in e:ish to buy
some red streaked and striped candy for
the gal? Tain’t much, young feller, and
if you ever come up on Stony. durn my
cats, if I don't board ypr a weok fer noth
in'. Is she a swap with a nickel to boot
for the weddin' present?"
Ten minutes later he went out chuck
ling with the license in tho basket where
the eggs had been.—Detroit Ffee Preu.
THBGBRANIUM DID IT.
HOW A DEAR LITTLE FLOWER 8AVFD A
The father and brother of u dear little
woman died of consumption, and she
firmly believed she would soon follow
them with the same dread disease. Sho
had a friend who believed tlie invalid
had inherited her mother's stronger con
stitution, and if she could only be aroused
and the idea banished from her mind
that she would soon die she might be a
well woman. Arguments were in vain,
and as the friend was going away for
years she gave a geranium to the dear
little woman, with the request that i>be
would take care of it, and also that she
would work out in the garden through
the spring and summer two hours a day.
“I might as well do it,” said the invalid,
“for I shall not live but a few weeks or
months at the longest."
Very feeble were her first attempts at
gardening and she would often say on
coming in, “I shall die, now, anyway."
But the next day found her out again.
The geranium was cared for, and grad
ually other plants were added. She be
came very much interested in gardening,
and her mind was taken up reading the
many good floral magazines and in caring
for her flowers. In the winter a bay
window was full of blooming plants. It
is now three years since she began this
new cure, and it has worked wonders.
She is a healthy, happy woman now, and
says that “women stay in the house too
much, are afraid of their clothes and the
tight lacing makes short breath, and then
they say, “We are not strong enough to
work in a garden.’" Shut up the pill
boxes and throw away the bottles.
Breath the fresh air and take your^ med
icine at the end of a light boe-handle,
and see if you don't save doctor’s bills —
DO N0T8I;F[I'BR any longer.
Knowing that a cough can be checked
in a day, and the fint stages of consump.
tion broken in a week, we hereby guar
antee Dr. Acker's English Cough Reme
dy, snd will reAind the money to all who
buy, take it as per directions, and do nut
find our sta'empnt enrreet.
F >r sale by VV. M. CuUua, Dmgicist
Weldon, N. C.
ROMANCE IN CRIME.
A COLORED WOMAN DISGUISED AS
MAN, KILLS HER WHITE RIVAL.
A most remarkable trial hasjust come
to nn end nt Kinston, says a Raleigh,
spccial. It resulted in the conviction
of Aloxnnder Morton, colored, of the
crime of manslaughter and her sentence
to twenty years in the penitentiory.
Despite her masculine name, Morton is
not a m.in, but a woman, and this even
ing, dressed in woman's clothing, was
brought here to tho penitentiary.
The story of the crime rends liko a
roiuance. Alex. Morton, the woman
masquerading as a man, was charged
with the lunrder of.Julia Emery, August
12, 1890, Sho was tried beforo Judge
Armfiuld, convicted of murder and sen
tenced to be hanged. She was ably de
fended by the whole bar of Kinston, ap
pealed to the supreme court and was
given a new trial.
She appeared in Lenoir county about
fifteen years ago in man's apparel, and
maintained successfully her disguise until
the birth of a child disclosed her sex.
She can read and write, is a fair mathe
matician, very industrious and an invalu
able helper on a farm, having been em
ployed as “boss" on the farm of Chaun-
cey Gray for fifteen years. Julia Emery,
her victim, was a white woman, living
on the same farm near the accused. The
principal witness (gainst her was Giles
Parker, a white man, who had heretofore
borne a good reputation among his neigh
bors. He was the lover of both women.
The accused became jealous of her white
rival, and warned Parker, by a letter
dropped in the Kingston pnstoffice, that
if he did not cease his visits and attentions
to the white woman, that she would “re
move her." On August 12, just after
dark; she went to the house of Julia, and
found Parker standing near her. A gun
was discharged and Julia fell dead.
Parker positively identified Alex. Mor>
ton as the murderer, though she stoutly
denied the killing. Her employer's fam
ily believe she is innocent and fought the
case with the best array of legal talent.
She was indifferent to her fate, and amus
ed herself in jail playing pranks on her
SHE FOUND RIPS.
THE yOUNO WIFE WAS QUITE EQUAL TO
There is a young married woman of
my acquaintance whose first wifely ex
perience with the needle has resulted in
a capital joke on her. She found what
appeared to be two immense rips on the
inside of the tails of her husband's frock
coat and while be was down town she
carefully sewed them up. When the
young mao came home to lunch his wife
met him, coat in hand.
“I've just mended it,” she said; “there
were two awful rips in the tail of it.”
“Lot me see," said the husband of the
industrious young woman. “I didn't
know there was a tear in it..'
“Yes there was; right there.”
“But there are the—”
' The young mao caught the look of
innocent doubt on his wife'^ face and
‘‘Yus, those were fearful rips; things
were getting in them all the time."
And the young man went down to his
office and picked out the threads in order
tj Kct at his hank book and few letters
that he had in those tail pockets.
What It Doea.
1. Purifies the blood.
2. Creates an appetite.
3. Strengthens the nerves.
4. Makes the weak strong.
5. Overcomes that tired feeling.
6. Cures sevofuU, salt rheum, etc.
7. Invigiiriites the kidneys and liver.
8. Relieves headache, indigestion, dys
BOMETHINU NEW IN THE WAT OF COT
The Spartanburg correspondent of the
Greenville Neics says, in a letter written
a few days ago, that the lintless cotton
seed plant whose discovery was announc
ed in the Netcn aud Courier last
year and was much derided at that time,
‘has come to “stay."
Mr. H. T. Ferguson exhibited a stalk
of the plant in Spartanburg on Friday,
which contained three hundred bolls, each
boll filled with large plump seed. He
has taken much pains to get the variety
perfect, and announces that he ‘‘will seed
enough this year to plant the entire
State.” Tho estimated yield is four hun
dred bushels to the acre. The product
is easily harvested, but the bolls must be
gathered as they begin to crack, else the
seed will fall to the ground. The yield
of oil, it is further reported, is about one-
third mote than that of ordinary cotton
If all these statements are literally
true, it is seen that South Carolina has
developed another new and important
agricultural industry, and will soon he
able to supply the world with a practically
unlimited quantity of vegetable oil, stock
food and fertilizers. It would be a re
markable result truly, if the cotton seed
crop should largely supplant the cotton
crop, but it may come to that in the end.
These arc record breaking times and the
cotton plant is as full of surprbes as a
A hundred years ago there was some
doubt about whether cotton could be
grown in this country. This year there
is considerable doubt whether we can
stop its growing. Twenty years ago the
seed were regarded as a nuisance. Now
they arc probably worth more than the
corn crop, hay crop, wheat crop and hog
crop all combined. Ten years from now
the lint may be a nuisance, and indeed
it is next thing to that now.
Mr. Ferguson, of Spartanburg, is a
good man to keep an eye on. He may
have his “picture” in the school books of
the next generation on the page which is
now devoted to Eli Whitney's. It is
just possible that be is hatching another
industrial revolution in bis private ex
perimentation. Watch him and his
bald-headed cotton seed!—Charletton
iVeics and Courier.
A Cbaiige III the Weather.
The person who can predict a change
in the weather by means of his aches and
pains may be very interesting to his
neighbors as a walking barometer, but the
position he occupies is not an enviable one.
He needs a course of 8. 8. S. to make
his bones and his joints weatherproof.
Rheumatism cannot stand before the
attacks of this wonderful blood purifier.
There is no other remedy that has proven
so efficacious in curing this disease as 8.
S. S. The testimonials to this eff'ect
cannot be said gainsaid. They speak
for themselves. To tost the matter
would not be a costly experiment to the
sufferer, and it is an experiment that will
surely bring relief.
Kate Field declares that the grocer
sells more poison than the saloon keeper,
and now comes Fraulein Lepper, who
says that next to alcohol the greatest
curse of the nineteenth century is tea.
Shade of Cowpcr! Will some agitator
next discover that cold water is an intox
SHaixia NOHi SinAohs
ujcoa XT» PU®
xeoj: noi jtj
The First Step.
Perhaps you are run down, can’t eat,
can't sleep, can't think, can't do any
thing to your satisfaction, and you won
der what ails you. You should heed the
warning, you are taking the first step in
to Nervous Prostration. Yon need a
Nerve Tonio and in Electric Bitters
you will find the exact remedy for
restoring your nervous system to its nor
mal, healthy conditiin. Surprising re
sults follow the use of this great Mervc
Tonic and Alterative. Your appetite
returns, good disiestion is restored, and
the Liver and KidnH\> resume heahhy
aciiou. I'ly » boiile. Price 50o. at \V.
M. Cohen's drugstore.
THE NEGRO NOTWANTED
THE I'ATIIIOTIC SON.S OF AMF.IIICA HAVE
FALLEN INTO THE (HCNERAL SWIM
IN DECLARING THAT THEY DON't
WANT THE NEORO IN Til ElR PATRIOT
The Patriotic Sons of America have
just closed their national vamp in this
city. They devoted several days to a
stubborn wrestle with the ever-perplexing
and ncver-io-be-settled problem of the
negro. By the fundamental law of the
order the man with sable skin, no mat
ter how pntriotie a son of America he
may be, is excluded from i'ellowship.
This grim burlesque of the professions of
the order has naturally inspired an effiart
to strike the offensive word from its con
stitution and adapt it to the liberal ideas
and just laws of the age.
There were two regularly pitched bat
tles in the national camp of the Patriotic
Sons of Amcrica on the issue of amend,
ing the constitution by eliminating the
word “white." The reform movement
was led chiefly by Pennsylvanians, who
seem to have dominated the camp ob
every question where a majority could
rule, but as the amendment of the consti
tution requires a four-fiflhs vote, the
most they could do was to cast about 56
votes in favor of the change to 36 against
it, and 36 being more than one-fourth of
the whole number, the black man was
relegated to the rear again by the solemn
judgment of the national camp.
Of course, the negro is not wanted in
the national camp of tho Patriotic Sons
of America, and they are simply human
in not wanting them. In point of fact,
nobody wants the negro either north or
south, excepting when thtir menial labor
to perform or his vote is wanted to sus
tain an endangered party. A large ma
jority of the working men of this city are
enthused regularly once or twice a year
to work and give the negro his rights,
but there is not an organization of me
chanics in this entire city that will ad
mit a negro to fellowship, nor is he per
mitted to Work side by side with the
white mechanic in any of our industrial
channels. They hurrah and vote for
negro rights everywhere but in their im
mediate community or their immediate
industrial associations; and the Patriotic
Sons of America simply followed the com
mon rule of all white classes, conditions
and organizations in the north when they
decidcd that they don't want the negro
in their fellowship.
It is idle to criticise the Patriotic Sons
of America for doing even what every
body confesses to be grotesquely incon
sistent, when everybody else and every
other organization practically kicks th«
negro out and refuses to have him on any
terms whatever, excepting in menial
positions and when his vote is wanted for
his party. The south, with all its alleged
hatred of the black man, treats him vast
ly better than do the people of the north.
We have seen more in a single legisla
ture in the South, elected hy the demo
crats on regular democratic tickets, thaa
have been lilected in all the northern
States ^ince tho adoption of negro suf
frage; and there is not a State in the
South where the black man can't work
side by side wiHi white mechanics and
laborers in every industrial calling.
Long befiire Republican Philadelphia
clad the negro in clue and gave him the ^
policeman's mace, be was to be seen oa
the police force in leading cities of the
South; but in the North he has been os
tracized alike in radical New Engls’ ’
in the conservative middle States ar
the overwhelming Republican Stai
the West. In Pennsylvania, wh
negro holds tfie balance of powe*
city and State, he has nev«r be'
of as a uaudidatu for any offiee o.
honor or profit, and the Patrioti
American have simply falling in
general swim in dociding that
want their patriotic fellowsl