page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
Click "Submit" to request a review of this page.
0 / 75
THE W riEk L Y ' L E DG E.H
'Saturday,)- - - Dec. 21, 1878.
'- Fifteen Men Hurled Thbough
tiie air Probably Fa-3 1
, ') ' '
Mount Zion church, , localed at
, Walnut Grove, in this county, was, on
Monday last, the scene of a most dis
tressing accident; bjf which -quite a
number of petfrOns were seriously in
jured, and it Ufeared two fatally. j
-It seems that the members of the
church and some of the neighbors had
assembled for the purpose ol re-shin-)
gling the 'foot .of Uie building which
was in need of repairs. ' . ' ' j
An ofdihary;scaffoIding had, been
, erected, upon Jwhich, auite-a. large
- amount of shingles tad been-thrown
and on which; fifteen m err were at
'I work. , i '4 - T- J
The platform, on ..which they were
standing wr 3 about on a levetwith the
, tr.Z t. 'wi.i from the ground
All at oik , Avilhout any premor.i
. tionl of rddncri the rude Structure
couapseuj uriiiging an uauvyig
freight to the ground with frightful
" -force." The shock pf tbe faljwas so
great and such alarni existed1 that
some of thej party -working on the
. roof lost tlveir routing? ana tell with
the others to .the earth. .'- v- L jr
Nearly jail the number, wre more
or less injured, t,ha most' seiona ot
' wnom are jxiessrs. .rinKney -aieau
; ows and Milliniiton Blalock.. I
(. These jtwo gentlemen received
dangerous internal' injuries, and we
understand the physicians, in attepd-
auce express mucn iear as io wieir
recovery.) .Mr. James : wiiKerson
had his" shoulder, .blade s dislocated8,
and Messrs. 'Augustine . Frazier and
Thomas Reagan, were badly huru
Nearly all the parties were leading
members. f the Baptist church and
prominent citizens of that section of
the. county. There is, consequently.
a great deal of feeling manilested on
the subject, and much anxiety exj
pressed as to the condition of the un-
fortunate gentlemen. -t I
- It is said that the scaffolding fiad
only been erected with the view oi
holdiner eii?ht Dersons. aua tne con
Special to the Baltimore Gactte.J
Fuii, JFa-Mxcy mid False
WHAT "THEYr SAY AEOUT US
IX WASHINGTON. : 4
In thecity of, Hartford, r Conn.,
lives the hero of the true story I am
about to relate but no longer "lit
tle,", as the perilous adventure which
made him famous in his native town
- . -. f . i . ; ., r-
Tfcnro r .'pvAral numbers ol tde nappeneu seven jca.o u
AraV M W W V mmm 1- 1 m
North Uarolina Legislature and i Our hero was then a brignt, ao
prominent politicians Som that State tive boy of fourteen -the soti of a me
in this city. In conversing with a chanic. In the severe winterjot, 69,
number of them they say the com-. the fattier worked an a laciory,
: o .'f ol ArrTif nPTt. month be-! nlinnt n. mi! from his homeland
tween Gov. Vance and Senator Mer- every day the boy carried him
rimon is dailv k crowing more bitter dinner across a piece of meadow
i ,1. - -
and personal. The tnenas oi eacn land. t : . J ,i
om firm nrl unvieldhi? to any com- One keen, frostv day he found'
nrAmicn HpIu'ppii the two chamnions now on the 'meadow nearly two
for the Senatorial honor. ; They claim feet deep, and no traces ot the little
that each has strength enough to ac-j footpath remaining. Yet.he Iran on
complish the defeat of both if the is fast as possible, plunging through
present hostility is continued. They drifts, keeping himself warm jby.yig-
would rather see a third man taken orous exercise, and brave, oneeriui
than make any concessions. In that thoughts.
event thev say . ex-Congressman i . When in the midst o! the
Leach, ex-Senator Clingman, Repre- owl fully halt "a mile irom the house,
seutative liobbins and judge Jqwie he suddenly ten nimseu goiug uuwu.
.... -.1 : i - A .-. I 1 : 3 t ' V
will be tne lour 10 cnoose iroiu. , uown, uown i
between" these four the indications , He had fallen into a well. He
point to Lesch, .who has decidedly .IganVdown, down into the dark, ey
the tdvantcire from the lact that hel water, but rose immediately to inei'.
;a Isfntn SonMnr Alpt to ihp T.pnris- I fiiirfio ' Thprfi ho ' crrasiied hold ()t !
lature, is in the prime of life, full, of a plank Which 4had fallen into the
pnprrrv: ana unaersianas oonucai we as ne weni aown. uue
tactica'. better Hhan any man in the this rested on the bottom of ihe well
State. He is very friendly with the other rose about four feet above
both Vance, and ;Merrimon. aud lis the 'surface ot tho water. - I
not. obiectionable' to the indepen'd? The poor -lad shouted for help
entswho will .have, a .voice m the until he was hoarse and j ..almost
firrtif fllinrrmon'fi nilvfincpd afro is Rnppfihlpfis. but all in Vain, as it was
A-S . J V m taK W WW - m-m - J 1. ,
nrorpd as an obiection which, thev irnnossible to make himself, heard
. t P t I ' i : It ;'UrJ, .l.f,.lr.A.M, lr : 1. - n cn'Vt At'llS.
ininR, migtlli "impair 'IMS uaciuiucw. iruill suuu a ucpiu, auu ouvii
liobbins has ability to fill any posi- tane'e from any house. ., So at last he
tion. but thev want i him for Gover- concluded that ii he was saved at all
nor in 1880. Fowle is" young and he must save himself, and begin, fat
can afford to wait for the future, once, as he was getting Textremely
'Nnw nnmoM thn turnincr uoint. I cold m ihe water, do ne weni it-o
said one of these tar-heel law-makers, work
It is more than, probable there First he drew himself up the plank
' 1 T"
wL Y LEDGER ,
:ZI HILL, N. C.
Advertisements appearing in the
Ledger will reach; the farmers of
Alamance,. Chatham Wake, Orange
will be no election .by the Legista- and braced himself against the i top
lure, as tne constitution ui i ui hi oi n auu uiv wan ui mo wen, mvu
Carolina does not allow the Legisla- was of brick and "quite smooth. Then
ture to sit but sixty days, and, if the he pulled off his coat, and taking but
ngnt is kept up by vance aim iuer- nis pocKei-KBiio ne cut uu m uu,
rimo'n's" friends.- as predicted,, the! ihat he might go to work to greater
session will close without'elecling a advantage. -Then, with his t feel
' I o
Senator. In that conditional atfairs against one side ot the well, and his
the, Governor will Have the power to shoulders against' the other, he work
appoint. Vance " will I then f retire ed his way up, by the most fearful
from the gubernatorial chair, Jarvis exertion, about half the distance to
will become Governor, he .being a the top. Here' he was obliged to
warm4 friend of Vance's and wishing pause, to take breath and gather up
to advance his own interest will ap- his energies for the work yetvbefore
noint Vanne as Merrimon's successor, him. Far harder was it than all he
sequent overcrowding it was an act Thig geeni8 to be the present status of had gone through, for the side be
of the greatest imprudence. . ihe .fight in the Old North State. ing from that point covered with ice,
rFrora the Wilmington' Sun.
ne must cut wan nis kuiic, grasping
fFrom the Cook Book.l places lor his nnger-, siowiy aim
AIYOIUTATT CAltnlEI OFF BY
The colored population of our
md other counties, and is therefore
a good advertising medium.
Advertisements will be in
serted in these! columns on as liberal
terms as in any first class paper.
KThe Ledger's circulation is
increasing rapidly and bids fair to
have as arge circulation as any
country newspaper in the State.
The Fall Season will soon open,
and every farmer should keep up
with the cotton, tobacco and pro- ..
duce markets. The Ledger: will
ip ra vnT 'wiRTli. RNK NOR STATE.
ITS GIT' UF A ND GIT THAT MAKEIE GHET.
H E A D Q Ui A RT;E:RS!
For Lhe IjwsI
Gowk at im T.Vvt-.t lMrSi.
T .. ..
Every bodyfre.-itetl Alike, at
tf st Vurletv." nt
G A3H 2dO;Si; MaurSt., Durham.
GAMMON'S, 3Isin St.; 'Durham.
You mid none hut Fresh and .'Reliable GoodSj at . j.
and Fine Groceries a speciality.
Tlie largest iuid Most Complete Stofck of Goods! In i the Countyi at ':
Children and -Misses Hose, and Fine Shoes land Slippers in abundance,
I 1 1 A MllflW Main Kf ' Mii.k.K.
Ready Made Linen Suits, all Styles
and Prices, at ' :
GAMMON'S, Main St.,- Durham.
Hamburg Edging- and Trimmings in Endless Variety at
- UAMMU.N , Main St., Durham. ;
Everyrhiiiiir :md Anything you n1it, at Prices bound to please, at
furnislyxhemarket o' laleigh, pur-
ham, Fillsboro, Chapel Hi
Arrangements are being made for
weeklv communications from Ral
umTct-TrrrprPQ' Ai PiTAPr and carefully all the way up.
uvuivi jt was-aim08t a hopeless attempt
-Apples TCeeij ii n ary-placc, m ttV-ti -r U thnt le oould do. And
cool as possible without freezing. here th little hero lifted.up his heart
Tl ' TT ?... 1 1 1 I . y-1 -1 1 i . . 1 '
nrooms xiang in me cenas-way to uoa ana prayea ierveniiy, iear-
to keep soft and pliant. i ing that he could never get out
Uranbernes Keep under water, in alone. ,
itv rp' rrpatlv exercised over the cellar ; change water monthly. . Doubtless' the Lord heard his
t-;,inot,iy iKa nther nierht of Marv I A dish of hot water set in1 ovens voice, calling from the deep, and
Tnhnstnn 1 wife of the outlaw John-1 prevents cakes, etc., from scorching, pitied him. He wrought no miraclt.
' - . I -r- . i i.l 1 IT i . .i i'." t
ston by himself and three accom- i Jonomize ume, neaiin ana means, to save mm, out ne oreatned into nis
dI ices The story I of the deed is and 'you will never beg. heart a yet larger measure of calm
about this : ' 1 I I -rio"1" iveep cool, dry, and secure- ness and courage, strengthening
On Wednesday nierht Marv paid My coyered, . ! him to work out his own deliver
ricif. in inn niar.K h uuiise. i vjoo wicaia n iiuauuaibui w aici i aua.
MM W IU V WW - M ill I
Chadbonns alley, in the portion of jmixed with a teaspoonfnl of ammonia. After this, the J little hero cut his
the citv known as "Brooklyn." ami I Herbs Gather when beginning to way upward, inch by inch. His wet
had not been there 'a great while blossom ; keep in paper sacks. stockings froze to the ice and kept
before the door was' pushed openlj .Ink'Stains Wet with spirits tur- his feet from slipping, but his shirt.
- . ti I . ; c .i i i ii I . u r i I 1 J -i
nri hpr nnsoana. accomDamea dv peuuui; auer iuree nours ruu wen. i was uuue worn irom ins siiouiuersi
three necro men. entered, caught : Jars lo prevent, "coax husband" ere he reached the top.
Marv bv the arms and dracrsred her I to subscribe to the Weekly Ledger. He did reach it at last crawled
away. Her screams aroused the , xeep an account ot an supplies with out into the snow, ana lay down tor u . i w 1 t ' l tt" i
neighborhood but I in such mortal costs and dates when purchased. a moment to rest panting out his a,lroa1 miT to i,aPel
dread do the" coiorea people noia : juove ngniens laoor. .
Johnston no assistance was offered Money Count carefully I when
A LA11GE STOCK OP
' - : ' ! :
BLANK BOOKS, V
' " V .'-.;'. :' . .'-r '
' PENS, INK, t PENCILS
and COPY BOOKS
eigh and other points.
The Ledger will use whatever in
fluence it . mav command to have a
Barbee's Drug Store.
PERFUMERY, I TOILET AND
breath in little while clouds oh the
clear frosty air. 1 i
m i : 1 T
tie had .oeen .two hours ana a
a pin, and if half in the well.
His clothes soon froze to his body,
1 eel Dry, j but. he no longer . sunered with jcold
her and the .four outlaws sped safely you receive change.
away with the prize.,, I. , : N"utmegs -Pick with
The lost woman's mother ap- good, oil will run out.
neared at (police headquarters, yes- Orange and Lemon
terdav.. ana ; asxea lor a special pounu, ana Keep in corKea ootues. as iuu oi loy ana tnanKiuiness, ne
posse to be sent toj guard her house Perhaps Keep, in groiind until ran to the factory, where his lather
last nisht, as she has her daughter's! spring.; , , was waiting and wondering
child in'-her keeping, and Johnston I Quicksilver and white ol an egg The poor man hatb.to ,do without
said that he would take the child destroy bedbugs. ; . r ' his dinnej that day, but you may be
away also, i (There is little i proba- Ricebelect large, with a clear, sure he cared but little j about ithai,
an Experimental Farm 'connected
with the Univer8itv.
The columiis of the Ledger will
TfAIR, NAIL, TOOTH, PAINT,
BLACKING und WHITE
- WASH BRUSHES
Barbte"s Drux Stori.
THE SRWJNO,: MACHINE-OIL
at Bar nees irug Store Is said
. . ' ' .
to be superior to any
in the Market.
Lemons and oranges
BARBEE'S DRUG STORE.
The Best 5 cent eigar in the State.
At Barbee's Pru' Store.
... . ,i ' '" ...
. For better can-'t be fojftnd." j
1? O IV WORI .V JL,
ART EMPORIUM!! ';
n o M A S I) tr,.N js r o N
be devoted to Literature,
- i j
ture, Latest News, Original Corres-
away also. . mere is little i prooa- ruceaeiect large, wiin a clear, sure ne carea pui. iiuie aDoiu ii:
bility of his taking a notion to carry fresh look; old rice may have insects while listening with tears in his e;
oft his mother-in-law in the bargain!) in it. ; j ; to the thrilling story his son had
Last nicht about. 25 men guarded Sugar For general family use, the relate to him. I i
her house, and everybody in the ini-Lgranulated is the best. : i He must have been proud of the
over their own homes and firesides. green are . as good as an English his own .warm overcoat, and took Pndent, Markets, fcc, arid will
fre- breakfast. ' j- him home to "mother." : I 4: -
Wiitchffliikcr and Jewfller,
Chapel 1 till, C.
Watches, Clocks and Jewel ry re
paired with neatness and dispatch,
my 25-tf ' - . . '
The old h lady! 83 y Johnston
qnently. comes to, her i house and f Use a cement made of ashes, salt,
stavs all ttight, though he ne"ergoes and water for cracks in the stove.
to bed, but fits '.in '.front of the firel Variety is the best culinary spice.
; with his rifle-on his knees, and his Watch your back yard lor dirt
knives and pistols in nis neit. ana bones. u j .
T-.l.Vtrtn'o oncnmnllCPS in t.liA lfiil. I Yantlnno woe ' n orT1 Tlnnrf. I m .
' " V " . . . . J 1 . .
And how that mother miikt have
wept and smiled over the Jad,i and avoid political issues as much as pos-
kissed him and thanked God for
him. ! -. " I - '
I have not heart of the "little hero"
for twoor three years, but I trust
sible, though claiming the right to
Snapping are well-known rascals. One itate her. . he is growing up into a brave, heroic
of t'nenij i Simon Haggett, killed fa Youth ! is best preserved by a man, and I'hope he will never forget
colored inan in this city, soma few
months ago, and is himself a fugitive
from lustice, having. - successtullv
aded f arrest since the murder.
'Where they have taken; the ioor
woman, or what is her iaie, is un- ments ot time remember the giver
known. I . - - i . S
As we, have remarked, this . attair The New York Herald has an
the Heavenly lriend who; did
Mv Cotton Gin is now, in trnm nrAer:
Mai ion Cheek will attend to it, andlf
have things done up all right.
Price of bagging and Ties $2.
1 will pay the hisrhest nrice for kp,1
object to obnoxious men and meas- eotton in cash or ia, payment of debts.
Zinc lined sinks are better than forget him in the hour of nis great
wooden ones. 1
Regulate your clock by your hus
band's watch, and' in all appoint
need. There is an old saying that
truth lies at the bottom of a well.
I trust that this brave, boy found
and brought up from there this truth :
JAM E S SOU T H G ATE,
"God helps those who
selves." ! .
Then, fellow-citizens, subscribe to
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT,
, DURHAM, N. C. ... .'
1TAS FITTED UP ItlS
r U A1 KB E USA LOON,
opposite Barbee's drug store, ni the
most improved style, and will be glad
to see : his customers any tim Uc
guarantees good work.
Hair Cutting, -Shampooirtg,
He has a boot-black always In attend
ance. Give him a call,
apl 18-tf ,
"XT O V ICE.
I have just opened, opposite the upper
Campus gate, a -flue lot of SHOE and
BOOT UPPERS and FBONTS. and I '
am pi epared to complete them u c
y7 , LATEST STYLE ,
and on the jnost reasonable terms. j
Ply Stock is e-ri?pilpnt nnd mv WOrfL
slml I compare with any in the -Stat
Give me a call and satisfy yourselves.
Vrv roerkA.trnlltr i
sep 14 W. . NEWTON.;
has created a very great excitement, exhaustive report ) on the coramer
and well it might. -Johnston s com- ciai and financial condition ! of the! The rapid recovery of the trade of
pamons are aruic da cn southern States, irom which it'ap- Alemphis, Penn., is indicated bv the
i . i i i a. !z : i i- .t . .
himself and bid fair to become, the
VLowryGang' ot JNew nanover.
pears that tliere has been vast im
provement there in recent j years.
Georgia is particularly referred to as
Intiie -Forty Second uongress the pattern fetale ot the feouth in (en
there were nine negroes; in the terpriso and improvement, because
:Ftrty--Third,. seven in the .Forty- it is in Georgia where the ( crops
Fourth', ; four in the Forty-fifth, have been most diversified and man
:hree ; i?) Fori y-Sixth there will ufactures introduced, and this jex
irone, -unless O'llara, of North ample, the Herald says, the neighbor-
irolina, gets a certificate, which is ing states are toiiowing with! vary-
htfiiL v lug degrees ot success.
, mm ! - 1 ' j
sales of cotton there last Thin"uio
which aggregated ,8,700 bales, the
largest saie ior any one day on rec
ord. , Despite the fact that the
fever held on there until about 1st
ot JN ovember, the sales of cotton
since September 1 aggregate i 123,
282 bales, against 152,582 bales same
months last year, when there was no
lever, .and each day now shows a!
the Ledger and aid us in buildinsr 4 Large lines of Insurance nlai-wi nt
snori nonce in nrst class Companies. ' "
Term DoHcies on Dwelli
up a good newspaper.
Property, a speciality.
!jfOfEce opposite the store of
J. W. Carr, and next door to! L. J.
J M. A L EX A N DER ,
ATTORN EY AT LAW, '
CHAPKL IIII.L, c.
Collections in Orange and Chatham a
Remittances made promptly.
PRESCRIPTIONS carefully com
pounded at all hours of day or nigM, f-
Barbee's Drug Store. :
Tlie Purest Drugs and Best Medicines
You can. get a PUtol that will tickle
' 1 ' J I ' ' - ,
a burglar prodigiously -10 to 20 yards
for$3.60iat 'x '
- Barbels Drug Storey
W" D . C ATES & SO N"
. Will b nlPju-d at all times to
COllVAV na&OAii trora trt anrl from DurhB .
at short notice, at any time of dtV
mgnc Orders Tor express ana7irci&
promptly attended to. .
- -' :". ; ' "'' ' . ;" ' '