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THE liOANOKE BEACON,
Plymouth, N. C.
FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE
THE GREATEST EVENT IN THE HIS
TORY OF WASHINGTON
For weeks past the people of Wash
ington county had been making rea
. dy for the 4th of July on which day
it was proposed to celebrate the 100
anniversary of the county.
The great day arrived and before
the first rays of dawn people could
be seen journeying toward Roper.
They came on trains, boats, carriages
buggies, farm-wagons, carts, they
came on horse back, on wheels and
The day began clear and warm,
but ereold Sol had reached the zenith
lowering clouds scudded across the
heavens and rain began to fall which
' cast a gloom over the assembly, then
estimated at between four and five
thousand souls, but thanks to the
, gentle Southern breeze, the rain soon
passed away and the people celebra
ted as they never did before.
The program began at 10:30 at
Roper where a military parade was
formed composed of the home guard
and visiting companies led by the E.
City band. They marched to the
. beautiful grote of Mr. Jas. Gaylord
After music by the band and song
by the choir, Senator H. S. Ward at
tempted to delived the introductory
adefress but was prevented by the
rain, the next speaker was Thos. W.
Blount, Esq., who had prepared a
paper on the history of the county,
which we dare say was a most inter
esting one, but owing to the rain he
had to close.
DINNER IN ABUNDANCE.
A dinner fit for the gods had been
spread and to the festive board the
people were invited, but here too the
rain had interfeared, still the multi
tude did ample justice to this part
of the program there was enough
. and to spare.
THE AFTERNOON" PROGRAM
was carried out under more favora
, ble circumstances, though to the re
gret of all there was some conflict in
the arrangements which devided the
attention of the people. There were
three other speakers for the occasion,
Capt. J. H. Picott, Col. W. F. Beas
ley and F. A. Boyle, Esq., owing to
the lack of time the two former gerT
tlemen withdrew and Mr. Boyle
delivered at a disadvantage, an able
and entertaining address on "The
Old Times and New."
The soldier poys two companies
oi-Mie 1st Batllion of the 2nd Regi
ment, tiuucv command of Maj. Bond
and etalf, gave the people an exhibi
tion of military tactics, the battle
charge, rappid firing, etc., and the
Afternoon passed swiftly by bringing
tco early to a close the memorable
day. It was indeed a.happy eyent.
Neighbor met neighbor in a neigh
borly way, and comingled together in
social merirhent thus strengthening
the bonds; that 'bind one to the other
in the sacred embrace of brotherly
love and frie'ndslnp. TFormer Wash
ingtonians returned' atter years of
absences to view'agaiu the scenes of
earlier life tnd revive the acquain
tances of other days and to them was
., 1J 1 if i
muuuiuuu a nappy greeting ana un
limited welcome. Stranger came to
meet stranger and prt T as friends.
The bonds of society, wealth, honor
position were, for the time baing at
least, burst asunder and one and all
stood upon one common plain sons
and daughters of old Washington
county by birth, adoption or blessed
A pleasant surprise was added to
the occasion when our big-hearted
and patriotic county-man, Col. Wm.
F. Beasley, presented with his com
pliments thousands of neatly design
ed souvenir fans.
THE BALL AND RECEPTION.
At 9 o'cl'ob'k , Blount's Hall was
filled to oversowing with gallant
beaux and female loveliness who had
assembled to spend d few hours in
tripping the light fantastic and at
0:15 the sweet strains bf the violins
filled the room and the dance began
with the grand march led by Chief-Marshal-of-thVday,
Mr. Louis P.
Hornthal and Mrs. L. L. Owens and
the dance continued until 11 o'clock
when refreshments were served in
abundance, then the danceing was
resumed and continued until the wee
sma hours. Music was rendered by
Gay lord's string band relieved at
intrivals by the cornet band.
That the Centennial was a big
success goes without saying and we
do not deem it proper to credit its
success to any one individual as the
majority of the people gave it their
This event brought together the
largest number of people that ever
assembled in this county. They
came together to spend a day in soci
al intercourse and goodwill and their
mission could not have been more
WHAT THE MORTGAGE IS.
The mortgage is U self-supporting insti
tution. It always holds its own.
It calls ilbr just as rnany dollars when
things are dear as when they are cheap.
It is not affected fey the drought or by
It is not drowned by the heavy rains.
Late spring and early frosts never trouble
it at ail.
Potato bugs do not disturb it.
Moth and rust do not destroy it.
It grows nights, Sundays, rainy days and
It brings a sure crop every year and
sometimes twice a year.
It produces each and every time.
It does not have to wait for the market
It is not subject speculations of the balls
and beats on the trade.
Strikes don't bother it.
It is a burden that few can shake off.
It is a load that galls and frets and chafes
It is with him morning, noon and night,
You may have heard
about SCOTT'S EMULSION
and have a vague notion
that it is cod-liver oil with
its bad taste and smell and
all its other repulsive fea
tures. It is cod-liver oil, the
purest and the best in the
world, but made so palata
ble that almost everybody
can take it. Nearly all
children like it and ask for
looks like cream; it nour
ishes the wasted body of
the baby, child or adult
better than cream or any
other food in existence. It
bears about the same rela
tion to other emulsions that
cream does to milk. If you
have had any experience
? with other so-called "just as
S good preparations, you
0 will find that this is a fact.
The hypophosphites that are
j combined with the cod-liver oil
givz additional vafue to it because
they tone up the nervous system (
& ar.d impart strength to the whole .
W Soc. and f i.oo. all riruecists.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Clxmisu, New York.
It gets under his pillow when he sleeps
It rides upon his shoulders during the
It consumes his produot.
It selects the finest homes and the fatest
steers of the farmers. ,
It lives upon the finest fruit of the season
It walks into the dairy and takes the
nicest cheese and choicest batter.
It shears the children's bread and robs
them of their clothes.
It stoops the toiler's back with its re
morseless burden of care.
It is the exorable exacting task master.
Its whip id as merciless and cruel as the
lash of the slave driver.
It is a menace to liberty, a hindrance to
progress, and a curse to the world.
It never dies of its own accord. It lives
even after you are dead.
It hardens the hands, benumbs his intel
lect, prematurely whitens bis locks and of
tentimes sends him and his aged wife oyer
the hills to the poorhouse or to an earlv
A mortgage is a deatbgrip on man's
throat and will in time choke its slave to
death, or at all 6vents shorten his life by
Are grand, but Skin Eruptions rob life
of joy. liucklen's Arnica Salve, cures them,
also Old, liunning and Fever 8ores, Ulcers,
Boils, Felons, Corue, Warts, Cuts, Bruises,
Burns, Scalds, Chapped Hands, Chilblains.
Best Pile cure on earth. Brines out Pains
and Aches. Only 25cts. a bos. Cure gua
ranteed, bold by Plymouth Drug Co. 2G
IN AND AROUND BAY.
Hurrah for the Fourth of July.
Rev. Peter Swain preached an elegant
sermon Sunday morning.
Mrs. R. V. Wynn has been very sick,
but is now improving.
Capt It. W. Wynn, of Laurel Point
light bouse, spent Sunday at home.
Mr. Carlie Armstrong and Misses Verna
and Jessie Brickhouse were the guests of
Misses Jennie and Elinor Knowles Sunday
Miss Nellie Wynn of Mackey's Ferry, is
yisiting her uncle. Mr. Ebenezar Daven
port. Miss Bertie Owens had many visitors
Sunday afternoon and entertained them
very nicely with music on the piano.
One of our charming young ladies, Miss
Loula Phelps, is visiting Miss Isolind Lucas
of Roper. Hurry back Loula, M. B., is
lookiug very bad.
Miss Ella Hathaway, of Norfolk, spent
a few days with Mrs. J. T. Puckett last
Mess. Montroville Walker and Gus
Knowles left for Roper to-day to attend the
There are a great many expecting a jolly
time on the Fourth.
Mr. James Wnodley made a flying trip
to jar. Ben iiatbaway s Sunday.
Whywdre 25,000 BOTTLES OP ROB
ERTS' TASTELESS 25c. CHILL TONIC
sold the'flrst year of its birth? Answer
Because ft is the BEST AT ANY PRICE
guaranteed to cure, money refunded if it
falls, pleasant to take, 25o per bottle. It
'Is sold and guaranteed by
jul-ly . W.C. Atebs.
The bar of public opinion has knocked
down many a man.
Persons troubled with diorrhoea will be
interested in the experience of Mr. W. M
Bush, clerk of Hotel Dorrance, Providence,
K.I. He says : For several years I have
Deen almost a constant sufferer from diar
rhoea, the frequent attacks completely pros
trating me and renderiug me unfit for rov
duties at this hotel. About two y&ara ago a
traveling salesman kindly gave me a small
bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy. Much to my surprise
ana aengut its eflects were immediate.
Whenever I felt symptoms of the disease I
would fortify myself against the attack
witn a tew doses of this valuable remedv
The result has been very satisfactory and
airaosi complete reiier Irom the affliction."
i or sale by all druggists.
No wonder time flies when the spur
the moments is continually urging it on.
"During the hot weather last summer I
1 J A. A 1 I 1
iiau b severe auacK 01 cuoiera morbus, ne
cessitating my leaving my business," says
Mr. C. A. Hare, of Hare Bros., Fincastle.,
unio. -Alter taking two or three doses of
Chamberlain's, Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Ketuedy I Lave completely relieved and in
a few hours was able to resume my work
in the store. I sincerdiyrecommend it to
any one afflicted with"-stomach or bowel
trouble." For sale by aff druggists.
Glum may be obtained from pigs' feet
uuu sugar irom a nogs-Dead.
Onr baby has been continually troubled
with colic and cholera irfantnm since his
Dirtn, and all that we could do for him did
not seem to give more than temporary ie
lief, nntil we tried Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. Since giv
ing that remedy he has not been troubled.
We want to give you this testimonial as an
evidence of our gratitude, not that you need
it to advertise your meritorious remedy.
G. M. Law, Keokuk, Iowa. For sale by
Twd heads make a close mouth if of the
"I have used Chamberlain's Coueh Rem
edy in my family tor years and always
with good results,' says Mr. W. B. CooDerl
of El Rio, Cul. For small children we find
it ecpecially' effective." For sale by al
Proof of the pudding lies In the eating,
of it. Proof of ROBERTS TASTELESS
CHILL TONIC lies In the taking of It
COST NOTHING If It fails to cure. 25
cents per bottle If It cures. Sold strictly
on Its merits by
jul-ly W. C. Ayxus.
CITY MAKKET ItEPOUT.
C. It. Sides per lb
Hams S. C,
Pork per barrel
Flour, per barrel,
W. I. Molasses, per gal.,
Syrup " "
Granulated Sugar, per lb
Light brown " " "
Butter ' "
25 k 30
12$ to 15
10 to 2Q
20 to 80
25 to 40
Green Coflee ' "
Eggs per doz.,
Tobacco, per lb
Shot. " "
Gun Powder " "
Coal Oil White.Safety 150, per gal, 12
" " Bed C., per gal., 15
Apple Vinegar " " 25
Bee's Wax, per lb 20
" 4c under 60lb 3
per Bus., new 60
. " Green
Salt, per sack
Cotton per lb
4 to 5
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTII
Widest patronage and fullest equipment
in its history. Faculty 38; Students, 495 ;
3 Academio Courses ; 3 Elective Courses ;
3 Professional Schools, in Law, in Medi
cine and in Pharmacy. New Buildings,
Water Works, Splendid Libraries, Labora
Advanced Classes open to women. Tu
ition f GO. a year ; Board ss. a month .
Ample opportunity for self-help. Scholar
ships and loans for the needy. Free tu
ition for teachers. Summer School for
Teachers. 24 Instructors, 147 stadents.
Total enrollment 644.
For catalogue, Address,'
je20-Gt Chapel Hill, N. C.
Forty-fifth year opens Wednesday, Sep
tember tith. Largest endowment of any
College in the South. Completest Gymna
sium in the Stale. Board $6.50 to $10.00
per month. Loan Scholarships for worthy
young men. Young women admitted to all
classes. Send for Catalogue to
jylo Durham, N. C.
THE STATE NORMAL
Of Nokth Carolina.
Offers to young women thorough literary
classical, and industrial education and spe
cial pedagogical training, annual expen
ses $90 tO 1 130 ; FOB NON-KE81DENT8 OF
THE STATE $150.
Faculty of 30 members. More than 400
regular students. Has matriculated about
1,700 students, representing every county
in the State except one. Practioe and Ob
servation School of about 250 pupils. To
secure board in dormitories, all fr6e-tuition
applications should be made before August
Correspondence invited from thooa de
siring competent trained teachers.
For catalogue and other information
address PRESIDENT McIVER,
au-1 Greensboro, U.V.
In accordance with Sec. 24, Machinery
Act of 1891), notice is hereby given that the
Board of County Commissioners will meet
at the Court House in Plymouth on the
2nd Monday in July 1899. beine the 10th
day of the month, for the purpose of re
vising the tax lists and valuation reported
to them for the year 1899, and otherwise
complete the lists, at which time and place
any and all persons having any complaint
as to the valuation of their property, can
appear and be heard by the Board in regard
Any failing to list with the list takers
in their township, can list by applying to
the Board at any meeting held on or be
fore the day above named upon payment
of a fee of 25c. for record inc the same.
after which they will be liable to double
tax and subject to 850.00 fine or 30 davs
June 15, 1899. . H. Stubbs, Clerk
Board Co., Comm'rs.
Send Your Joh Tork
"Remember The Main"
thing in family groceries ia to get
them fresh, the same is true of cakes
candies, canned goods, &c, To get
these goods fresh cill on W. J, Jack
son he lias a nice line of Heavy and
Fancy Groceries, and would like to
C. TJ. B. A-
customer, that he might please you
in this line.
He also carries a large stock of
Ready Mixed Paints and can save
you money on every purchase.
W. J. Jack on
Hornthal Block, next to Post Office.
Plymouth Grocery Co.,
(to hrinkley's corner)
We have moved our stock of Heavy
and Fancy Groceries to the store on
Bt inkley'c corner so we may be more
convenient to the public.
We carry a full line, everything to
bo foetid in an up-to-date grocery
and prices as low as the lowest.
Thanking the public for the very
liberal patronage given ns at the old
stand we solicit a lnrger share of jour
trade in the future.
Yours very troljr,
J. O. McCONNICO, Manager.
8. J. BARCO,
Colflns, Caskets, and Burial-cases of all
styles, grades, sizts and prices.
Rpeeial attention given to orders at a dis
tauce. If it hhould be your misfortune to
need anything in this line see my goods.
I an still in the buggy bvsines with as
nic s a lot of open and top veaicl& as has
evi ibeen shown in tliis section. In work
prices I defy completion. Eiaxain ray
stook before placing your order.
S. J. BAUCO,
ROPEJV N. C.
I mil sr,illj in th& front,
with a co mpletc line of
Buggies , waggons.
r Or any other Yehide.
To be convinced, call and see
for your self-
W'ithalai &e variety eJ material,
and increased facilities, we ara. bet
ter pteparec than ever, to tura &nt
first dluss work, at le-west prices
con s3tent vi;h good wel man ship.
'banking ;he public ior a yssy
libtral patronage in tk past,, -we
hope 'to merit the same ia tk fa-
Horse shoeing and uspairiiig a
W. F- BEASLEY,
JOE MUSICAL GOODS,
the cnoGy honse in town where voa
will find all kiuds of mosical inatrir-
mertt fr om a Jew's harp up to the
very lart est, the Colnaibia Zither
which -ai ly child can play,, and the
Colonmi a Graphophone which-makes
speeches , sings songs as4 plays band
pieoee. Records and talking machi
nes in t ock and for sale.
I h.tre also added a Geld' and' Sil
ver plti: ng department for, plating
Watches, . Jewelry and Silverware.
KEPAfel KG of all kind done on Short
JfOTifJ ir and sat:6factieni guaranteed.
TVT0RF01.E. SOUTHERN RAILROAD
JM COM FAN.
8CHEDOLEr r EFFECT OCT lSh 1898.
The Direct Sb&rt Line letwean flymoutn,
Edenton, Eastern North Carolina audi
Norfolk and all points North. Steamer
leaves Plymouth 9:00 u. m.
Mail Train leaves Edenton 1:45 p. m.,
daily, (except Sunday), arrives at Norfolk v,
4:25 p. m.
Express Train leaves Edenton Tues
day, Thursday and Saturday at 8 25 a. m,t
arrive at Norfolk 11 a. m.
Connection made at Norfolk with all rnil
and Steamer Lines, and at Elizabeth City
with Steamer Neuse, Tuesday, Thursday,
and Saturday for New Berne, Ocracoke,(
Oriental Koaooke Island, Atlantic & N. C.,'
11. 11. Stations ; also Wilmington & Weldou,
The Company's Steamers leave Edenton
12.45 p. m. as follows; Steamer
to Mackey's Ferry, Plymouth, Jamebville
and Williamston daily (except Sunday)
with passengers for Koper, Pantego, Bel
haven, connecting with Btr. Virginia Dar
for Mab'.eyville, Aurora. South Creek,
Washington and intermediate landings.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday foj
Chowan Kiver, and Monday and Friday
for Scuppernong Biver on amy a) of No
Norfolk passenger station at Norfolk and
Western Railroad Depot.
Through tickets on sale and .baggage
checked to all principal points.
EASTERN CAROLINA DISPATCH
FAST FRIICfHT LINE.
AND PASSENGER ROUTE.
Daily all rail eeniee between Edenton,
New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore asyl
Through cars, as low rates aad quickei
time than bj any other route. .
Direct all good to be Bhrpped by East
em arolinaIt8patch, a follows: From y
Norfolk by N.AS.B.R.; Bhltimore by P. '
W. & B. It. R; Presilent St. Station,
Philadelphia by Pennsylvania R. R. Dock
St. Station; New York by Pennsylvania
B. R., Pier 27 North River, and Old Do
minion 8. S. Co., Pier 26.
For further information apply to J. J.
HASSELL. A?tnt, Plymouth, N. C.
or ie the Gentv&l Office of the N. & S
K.E.Cb., Norfolk, T.
M. K. KING, General Manager.
D. C. HUDQiNS, (i. F. A P. igt.
WWITIflNS S2CTRKDI. My deposit ,
I Vtil I iUH a mcmey for tuition in bankV
till position is secaredgor will acceptnotes. f
Crie&p board. Car fare paid. No vav
cation Enter any time. Open for both,
exes. Catalogue free. Write to-day.
Nashville, Ternt. ( Galrastott, Tex.
Sarauvah, Gau ) Texarkaua, Tax
Indorsed by merchants and banker.
By far best patronized business college
in South. Three months bookkeeping:
mth. ns equals six by the. old plan. All
commercial branches, taught. For circu
lars explaining 4 Home Study Course,"
address "Department A," For college:
Millinery, Notions. &c
AT COST. '
Ha?Sag d&cJaled to retire from the
miiliBerj business I am now offering
my entire stoek of good consisting
of tne latest stjlo Millinery,. Notions
1 White geods, Trimming3 Etc., at
Quick &t?y8 get big bargains, as;
the goods mnst go.
Mrs. Annie Latham.
Eealiaing that a bakery
i one the great needs of
this towy I have put in an
even ancfe am prepared to-
furnish, the public with fresh.
uread,. causes, pies, &c.
reasonable prices, and will
appreciate your patronage. V
Youxs to please, )
Plymouth Baking C,
E.. J. DANCE, Manager,
Bryan's Old Store, - - Water St.
With the opening of Spuing get out your
laat seasea suits, cools, paata and dresses
and hat them rv&OTated and
CLEANED OK DYED
and thas-sftve the price of a. new garments
Those soiled clothes can be made to look as
good ft new by the eld reliable
CLEANER and DYER
SAMUEL WIGGINS, on Maim Street,
who Qleans. dyes, renovates and" presses at
I also do all kinds of UPHOLSTERING
and cin make your old furniture look jps
as good as new at email co&t.
All work guaranteed and yoar patronage