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The Roanoke Beacon.
r..bltHli(l Every Frtfay by
Tna Koasokb Ipmauinu Company.
Vf.FLETCHIih AtWBON, Local Editor.
THOMAS IIOSON, Business Manager.
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like nditor will not tie reponlble fur ttto Views
of oomopondwita. '
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by the full name of row writer.
Cormpan di'iitB are requested not to write on but
oae aid of the pper.
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z Addrew all coromaimauou to .
' THIS 1 KOANOKE BEACON,
i - Plymouth, N. C.
We appeal te every reader of Thi Roakok
Bka"Om, la aid as in making it an acceptable and
profitable medium of aown to our clitsea. : Let
Vlyinouth people aud tli public know what in
going on in Plymouth. Report to u all item of
taewf Uie arrival and departure of friends, - aortal
event, Oatba, earioua Uiuet, aaoidentfi. new
buildiugg, new eulorprinet and improvement f
wbatrver character, change In busine -indeed
anything and everything that would be of iutereet
to our people, , - - - - .:
FRIDAY, AJJQUST 9, 1889. s
THE ARTESIAN -WELL
We spoke a few weeks ago la oar local
columns about an Artesian well, and since
thai time we have consulted with several
of our citizens upon this important subject,
and are glad to note that our views have
met with the hearty approval of many. Of
coarse there are poms men iu Plymouth, a
well as all other towns, who do not care to
snake any improvements in the old way of
living. They have managed to stay here
withoot the aid of artesian . water ' and do
pot seem to be inclined-to try to avoid the
malaria, drank daily, from the bid
fashion well. " "
.'.This is a new age, and with it comes
many improvements, for our people in
- accomplishing labor and' improving f the
health, and it U our , duty as citizens to
strive to place around oar town all things
that will be for the promotion of the pres
ent and coming generation.
There is bo ijuestian about the benefloial
value of an artesiau well. To prove our
assertion we will refer you to the low
im(s!nrtn.l lAn.la nf fjnritia anil ntliAP Hnnth.
"era States where the people of those towns
had to go' North in summer to avoid the
ever lurking fever.' But now many of the
towns aud cities of which we speak have
artesian water to drink and instead of
leaving hoin in summer they stay, and in
perfect safety, ' , v
The cost of boring a well in this town
will not exceed five huudred dollars and
will "be of invaluable worth to the citizens
(or years to come. , ,y ;
Water is not only craved by the appetite
bat is a constant necessity, i and it is too
often the case that -when the supply is
ample the quality Is not questioned. .' The
saving that ''Ignorance is bliss" is very
true is this case, but that Tis folly to be
vrls" may be questioned, , for this same
blissful ignorance is dangerous and often
fatal : ' ' ' " "
Clear cofd water is what we think about
and long for, bat we often make a mistake
when we go to the farm well and draw
from it a bucket of "pare well water" and
drink our fill, we look upon it as one of the
chief pleasures of country life and one of
the main sources of country health.' At the
bottoia of that clear cold water may bo a
foot or two of filthy stinking mud. Behind
those moss-covered stones or curb are dead
insects ana otner reptiles wuose Domed are
leaching iuto the well . with every rain or
splash of the bucket. '
Typhoid fever ijg a disease peculiar to
our community and Vhen traced, if traced
at all, goes to the water supply; and many
- physicians have been made rich and many
lives sacrificed by the hideous poison at
the bottom of our wells. V .', ;
Our present generation is far from ' the
condition of oar ancestors, whose healthy
children were raised while using water
from the old well. The soil is more fatly
saturated with imparities, there are more
house), the wells are more numerous and
many other reasons present themselves
why we should be more ireful about
the water supply.
The desire for very cold water is more Of
. a habit than anything el ie. People who
gt accustomed to "watei at the natural
temperature of ponds and streams are
" more independent and can satisfy their
, thirst with less danger of unfavorable effects
than those who are used to cold water just
from the well. Some people will tuin in
disgust from a spring if they 6oe a frog
jump into it and go to a well where dead
mice are behind the curb or soaking at the
The cittern is a great benefit to a com
munity, but nothing to compare with the
clear, pure mountain water that comes
from the artesian wells. : J r '
We have written to several parties to get
an estimate of tue cost of boring a well
in this town,' and as soon as possible we
will give oar renders the particulars; in the
mean time we ask (he citizens of the town
to give this subject their earnest attention
and be prepared to aid in the. accomplish
us en t of this roach needed addition to our
town. ' Do not say it is impossible or that
we can do without it, but say that our
V position needs "it, (ft U does), and that you
f will da all in your power to secure an
artenian well for the benefit of the town in
which you live.
What are we coming to? s SYuen Treas
urer Hyatt turned over tne Treasury the
other day, he took a receipt for seven hun
dred and seventy-one millions and five
Lnadred thousand dollar., ' We doubt if
n&y other government at nny time in the
World's history ever had so much treasure.
And we ought not t have it. It is the
l'eople's money nod a Inrce qnantity of this
ftiKnt to be iu tho j'(,!ile's pockets. News
"HONOR 'TO VHOM HONOR
'' v is. dues '
Oar esteemed contemporary, the Eeon
omiAt. in Its recent issue doscribiug the
Ketmion ot tho Confederate Vetenus in
Elizabeth City ha-i this to tiny in reference
to one of the speakers who appeared on
that occasion Col. Wm. F. Bensley : , '
"Aud here by way of episode we will say
that CoL Beasiey is a native of our eectioti
aud was reareit iu this town." , i
The first part of our friend's assertion is
correct, but tho letter is a total mistake; for
not only was Col. Dcasley a native of this
historic old town of Plymouth, but here
too lie y as reared, -naUr; the war, - which
compelled so many of our people' through
the destruction of our tow n to find homes
elsewhere, caused him to leave us. '
His people for many yea.s wero among
the most prominent and influential Of our
citizens; in the Episcopal church yard of
our city many of those . who have gone
before of his family aro resting, and the
tho old Acndemy, gone in the wreck of tho
war, gave him his educational training for
No, Bro. Creecy," Will Beasley is a Ply.
mouth boy, ''native here and Jo the man
ner born," and whilst we rejoice to see that
the entire section of his nativity is proud to
claim him, still, by old Roauoke water, and
not Piwquotank,' was he reared, and his
splendid record -is a part of the glory
belonging to thi ancient town.
The grading on the road from William,
stou to Plymouth has been completed and
track laying U being done as rapidly as
possible. ' All the trestles have not yet been
built, but it is thought that the road will be
finishedjand trains will be runniug on it
before October. The terminus of this nad
will bo at Roper City, six or eight miles
below Plymouth, wuere there is plenty of
water tnmt, and it is generally, beloved
that a Hue of steamers will be put on front
this point direct to Baltimore.. It is thought
that trains will be run direct from Weldon
to Plymouth and Roper City in connection
with tho steamers to Baltimore. ' It is also
rumored that a road will be built from
Koer City to some point on Pmlico
SSouud. Koanoke News.
The above parerapU from the News is
right so far, as it speaks of the Railroad
being pushed toward to completion, but, It
must be wrong when it says that the termi
nus will be at Koper City eight miles be.
low Plymouth. v In the; first plaoe there is
no water front at said town. It being sit
uated oo the McKensey creek, one of the
most crooked streams we ever saw. aud : is
not navigable Only by small boats.
', The terminus of thiM toad will undoubt
edly be Plymouth as the company is now at
work building the depot,'' elevators etc.
After the road is completed to this point, it
may 'then run a branch road to Pungo
river. Unless Mr. Roper can be persuaded
to connect his road at this plaoe, which it
is quite likely he will do -
lue R. B. Ha Li. Company will run
their road to Washington, making this the
nortnern terminus, as to water front, no
town can offer better.
Got. Biggs, of Delaware, has the follow
ing to say in regard to the whipping post
at Tamany celebration : '
"There i not a single penitentiary in
Delaware today. Iranian beats hU wife
or sets fire to his neighbor's barn, or breaks
into a house, he isn't shut up with a lot of
other criminals, with full time and oppor
tunity to learn their tricks of daviltry that
he did not know before.' As a preventative
of crime the whipping post has a much
greater terror than a term in the poniteuti.
ary, and I have never known of a man that
camo back for a second - dose, lie simply
leaves tue State. Maybe he comes to New
York; I don't know." ',;
Tiie law provides no way for the Board
of Directors of the Insane Asylum to be
removed, and Governor owle is powerless
to interfere in the Grissom matter. Neither
can he remove the. Superintendent. The
only power to remove him rests in tho
Board of Directors and it can hardly be ex
pected that they will either remove him or
request him to resign as the majority ex
pressed a belief in his innocence. If Dr.
Grissom does not offer his resignation
voluntarily he will remain in the office
during the remainder of the term.
Theodore Couucil, the young man who
killed his wife with "Rough on . Rats near
Robersonville, Martin oouaty, about two
weeks ago, was arrested near his hjme on
Friday last and committed to jail at Wii
liamuton to await trial. He is trying to
get acquitted on a plea oi iasauity, but if
guilty of the crimo he should be given the
' In our lafat issue we mentioned the killing
of an Editor, Roger J. Pge, of Marion, N .
C. A late dispatcn from Marion, t tells us
that one Edwin Brown, charged with the
homicide went to the Sheriff's office voluu
tarily and surrendered. He waived exami
nation and was committed to' await h is trial
at the October term of the Saperior - Court
NOT WHAT THEY SEEM-
Selected. ' ' . . ' ;
This is a sort of topsy tnrvey world. No
one seems to be satisfied One man' Is
struggling to get justice ! another is flying
frhm it. ' '
' One man keeps a pistol to protect himself
against burglars, wnileuis neignuor aoesn i
keep one for fear of shooting some member
or tiie house uy misuse.
One rich mn wears poor clothes because
h in rich and can do anvthiu?. while a
poor man wears fine olothea because he is
poor and wants to create me impression
that he is uod . ,
The labor with ten children keeps out
of debt on $o a week, while many an
unmarried bank official with $100 a week
can't get alon without helping himself to
the bank's fuuds.
One nUn escapes all the diseases that
flesh is heir ti aud is killed ou the railraod.
anotbr r man koea through half a dozen
wars without i nrateh, and then dies of
whooping cot: gU.
Lincolnton is to have a new $10,000 hotel,,
Cabarrus couuty will have a fair this fall.
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mixed and sidewalks curbod nod paved.
Tho Mflit eesurion of the WeHtern . Bantist
AsMOfttiou will be helil at Auhevlllo October
A nrcm amount ha beau subscribed to
build a-cottou factory at Now Berne ou the
co.operaiivoplau, ; 1 . ' .
Arnold, of WilibiaKtoa, cn a new and nsef ul
improvement incurs, .,
Charlotte is paid to manufacture more
paper for the country than perhaps any
othor place or equal size.
& maAtino Tina been held at A she villa
looking to the establishment of a wood
working establishment mere.
Thn IiAArinn&rtcrs nf the Inter-State Im.
migration Bureau, which embraces all tho
Southern States, will be located at Raleigh.
The Batterv Tark Hotel at Ashoville.
Which is one of finest in the state, is soon
to have one hundred more rooms added.
Tim" Wjirrenfrvi 1azf!tA has putei-ed
npon its eighteenth year under tho same
management: Few papers in the State
have done as well. . . .
Mnrcrnntnn ' Star: We understand ' that
tho Mnrfuntnn T.finil mid Inmrovement
company will postively open a bank in
tviorganion ou or oerore mo isb ui wcioucr
next. ' ' .
Onvftrnor Fowle thinks the celebration
of the 400th anniversary f the disoovery
of America should be held at Washington
and the'expences be paid" by the general
The Southern Cotton Exchange rates
North Carolina fouth as a cottou producing
State, and makes the statement that no
Southern' State, ranks it nuancially, as is
evidenced by the great increase iu mann
f acturing industries and in raitway develop
ment. .:;..'.'. r-- ; . .
Hiere will be eitht or teu fairs in this
State this year. The first will be August
Gt.li at Mount Holly. The l:8t will close
with the Fayetteville Fair in November,
with the Centennial Celebration, where
Jefferson Davis and Senator Kansoui will
speak. Democrat. ' v
AN ANCIENT RIDDLE.
A' creat many years ngd a prominent
morchaut in Taunton, Mass.. promised to
an eccentric old woman, named Lacy King,
that if. taking her subject from the liible,
she would compose a riddle which he eonld
not guess, he would give her a certain prize.
The nddlo was as louows : ;
i Adam. Ond made out of dust,
But thought it beat to make uie first i
Bo I wb made before the man, i,
To answer Ilia most hoi pluu.
Wy body lie did make complete,
But witnout Hruw. or legs, or feet ;
4 . Wy way and acts He did control,
JJut to my body gave no eoul.
A living being I beenme, , .
And Adam (rave to me a name ;
I front his preeneo then wi thdrew,
Aud moro of Adam never knew
. I dd my Maker' law obev.
Nor from it ever went astray ; t
Thousands of miles 1 tn in fear,
But seldom ou the earth appear.
' . ' t !
For purpo-e WiM whlc h God did aeo,
He put a living soul in me ;
- A oul from me my Go did claim,
v And took from me the soul again.
. For when from me that eoul had Bed,
I was the name as when fin-t mode ;
And without hands or fee t or soul,
I travel on from pole to pole,
I labor hard by day and night.
To fallen man I give great tight
Thoiitaoda of people, young aud old,
Do by my death great light behold.
No right or wrong can I conceive,
The scripture I cannot believe ;
Although my name therein-is found,
They ate to ma but empty sound. -
No fear of death doth trouble mo.
Keal happiue I ne'er f hall see ;
To heaven 1 shall never go,
Nor to the grave, nor helfbclow.
: Now, when theae lines yon closely read,
. Go search your Bible, with all speed ;
For i hat uy name's recorded there,
I honestly to you declare. ' '. .
She Crosses the Ocean to Meet Her
. ' Love. -
The Oranre County Observer tells the
following romantic little story : "Abont
two and a half years ago, Mr. Julian Brown,
of Hillsboro, left here with Dr. Florenco
Cheek under contract to work with the
dootof five yeart. iu Hiain. Since leaving
home Mr. Brown and Miss Omie , Forrest,
of Orange, have been carrying on .a corre.
spoudence which resulted iu their engage
ment Recently Miss Forrest ' received i
letter from Mr. Brown telling her to come
to Singapore, where.be would , meet and
wed her. as he could not get off to come to
this country. On Tuesday, July 30th, Alius
Forrest took leave of mother, sisters and
brothers, at the old home, near Hillsboro.
and took the cars for New York, from
which place she will , sail '. for " Singapore.
Miss Forrest is about 25 years of age rather
good looking, and has a f-th education."
. Geo. E. Stevenson -
DEALER IN -
Patent B oiler Process Meal. Hay.
Corn, Brand, Hominy &c. , In fact
anything kept in a first-class.
- FEED STORE.
: Also on hand a fine stock of fancy and
heavy , Groceries, . Tobacco, Cigars, Can
. . a . . 'V . i
gooas, etc., cm. a tuck uuiiuiu prices.
Give mo a call.
Cor. Water and Jefferson Streets,
Plymouth, N. C
Mills at Snpwdcn, N. 0-
-pluraey & Jackson,
' Plymcuth, N. C. .
OnVrw lft at tlh Beacon ofiiee will be
promijtly fi'.lc-l. '
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Engines, Boilers,. Saw Mills, Grist. Mills, Shingle Mills Edgcrs and Lath: Mills..
Pulleys, Shafting, Belting &c. Orders for Castings and Machine - work of all kinds
Solicited. Send for catalogue and price list. . '
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Dtti PIEAIL, Proprictos
; Plymouth, N. C. ;
Buggies. Phaeions, Road-carts, Farm-carts, wagons &c,
at prices ' lower tthan ever. Men with tho cash can ; get a
bargain. I defy : Competition and will not bo undersold.
."Repairing of all kinds done.
OF ALLSUHMER GOODS,
At Both of iny - Stores Up and Down .-Town.
s. Aa r hftva a larcp stock of Clothine left nnd the season is almost over. I' ov deter.
mined to sacrifice at least half of my large
ing low prices to make room for Fall and Winter goods. Here aro some of my priced :
Mens 4 button cutaway 6uits worih $25 ,00 for $15 00. . ,v ?f .
Mens Very fine black all wool diagonal suits from $(! ) to $1U 00 . , ;,
Black Alnpoca Cont worth $'J 00 for $1 00. , ' . .
Mohair and fancy coat and vest worth $3 50 for $2 00. , y i-
SecrnucUer coat and vest .worth $1 00 to $2 00 for 7C cts j ; , . ' , ' "
. Fancy striped pants worth $2 50 for $1 25.. ;. .. ,-3 T: .'
, Meus wool serge guits in fonr different color worth $10 Oo for $G r0. . . ; , ,
Big lot of flnebt bilk scarfs; elegantly lined worth 75 and 50 cts lor 25 cts. . '
Be on hand early and get some
of these unrepeatable Margins by
Military V, Academy-
-'? ESTAi'-tilSHED IN 1875. -f
Onn r.f tho RhAAunRt Anrt best .enulued Schools hi
the South, wbcre byij md young meu uro pivii.ired
for bHt-inunj, or for collage. r
Supplied wiih chemieul ani philoeophlcal oppar
atiii" for BCicntilic xUnstriitloa. . - -
Charts, Ulnltes aud Ma"ic Lantern to illustrate
Gengrupby.l'hysiolog jfatuml History aud Aetrou-
(Jonipiliii, JLevci anu iiiiumi. jor. uliu nun iu
Land Wurveylng and Civil JCnsinevring, -
. llaiidsomciiickei-piatea rincs aua accouiremoma
rurulxlieit by the Stnto. '
Full Corps of. experienced Crnduatcs of tne
hijrhost Institutions, an Inutructors.
.siH-cial attoiiiTon paid to the IlUhlNKSS COHRSa
consixtiug of PKNMANMUU', lIUDlt KlKI'lxNU,
MATHEMATICS. ; t ;
Meventy-six Cadeta from fife fatntes in attendance
durina: the lat tesision. -!
- Thu ust Bossion win Degm ou v cancEaay uia
of September, and close in June 18U0,
. For !i8 pago Catalogue addrcBB
Joseph ' King, A. III., IVw.
.. . , SUFFOLK, VA.
The undersigned rcepectfully an
nounces to thet citizens, of I t.
Plymouth and Yashington
county that having purchased the
entire Outfit of tho late Stewart
Ward thty are now prepared to fill
all orders in tho '
with neatnessj cheapness and
, 1 , .dispatch.
A full supply, of Metallic, and
Wooden Casket always on hand.
Give us a trial
Marrine: & Truitt,
Ward's Old Stand" Waiih'ns ton Stre et.
cci-i, , ...if ,
Give mo a call. w "j ; ,
stock before tho Summer is goue at astonish
THE PLYMOUTH HIGH, SCHOOL :
Will open the first Monday (2d
V day) of September I88p.
The design of this school will
, be to prepare students for College ' :
or any pursuit of business life.
Sufficient measure will be adopted to en.
Methods of instruction are thorough,
practical and fully abreast of the times.
Special attention, given primary
' " CtiASSES' , ; -
T U I T I O N M O D'E It A T E.
Lain, German and French will be taught.
' Board can be secured at low rates,
For further information address
C. W, TOMS. Ph. B.. Principal.
. PlymouUi, N. 0. '
WESLEYi FEMALE COLLEGE,
MUIITFBEESBOIIO, K, C.
This Old and Well-Kkows School will
open on WEDNESDAY, SEPT., 18thl88l.
It offers many advantages r A. thorough
course Under teachers of ABILITY and
experience, . a large and well arranged
building with - rooms for 80 boarders, a ;
larjie and beautiful Cuapel, high-pitched .
and wll ventilated rooms, lecture and
practice rooms, all heated by steam, afford, f
ing all needed comforts for boarders,
trWTEKMS VERY MODERATE. Correepondence
Sgjiciu-d. , . : . .
E. E. PARIIAM;1 A. M., Pres'f.
VINE HILL MALE ACADEMY
SCOTLAND NECK, Halifax County N. C.
Fall session opens August 12, '89, !
Prepares boys for Business. College
or the Active duties of life. ;
Course of Instruction thorough aud comprehensive,
including the icieucea and the clai!cg. ' -Cost
of Tuition, Board, '
Washing, Fuel, lights Ac, From '
$.12,50 to $57,50 per sesuion c f f.ve months.
Community strictly .moral.'
W. .C. AIXSN, Principal.
Yrite fir Catalogne.'.