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Wake Forest Commencement-
After oir remarks elsewhere "-were set
in tyfrie. the mails brought a fuller re
port 'rum ur yuu? frieuJ. W . II. I,
-son il t lit I're&itleut; arid though
t lie i.h- has uireaiiy noted the main
itr K-Vtuir'-, e uae many readers wno
will enjoy his account :
1 i.e metal was awarded to master
V, W. Kitchen, a young man who bids
fair to hold a prominent position tu this
hi-, native titate. Mr. Aldermau who
wis beaten by one half ha.s been regard
ed one of the tt, it' not the best, de
claimei in the institution. lie was one
v' the competitors for the medal last
jt.ar and was ouiy beaten by a verj
siilit fraction at that time. Tuesday
- en mg the addre.vs before the Alumni
by lr- Thos. K. Skinner was delivered
in the spaeiou new chapel before a very
appreciative audience. At 1 1 a. m. on
W ednesday, Hey. Dr. J. H. Hawthorne
delivered one of the ablest addresses
ever heard by a Southern audience ;
taking for his subject 1 'Kloquent Ora
tory." He has been urgeutly solicited
to publish it in pamphlet form. We
prtlcr the public should await the
pamphlet, ra.Lcr than attempt, to des
cribe what is so far beyend our bumble
powers ot description. Dr. Hawthorne
i ol a majestic- mien and bearing, and
reminds very forcibly of Edwin
Booth. b.u iu manners aud appear
ance. He was a living example of the
subject of his ad Ires..
lit. K. I". Winkler, one of the most
celebrated of the Baptist ministers ol
the South, delivered the sermon before
the graduating ela-s. aud au able ser
iuou it was full of logic, and careful
thought, and counsel, couched in the
uio.-t beautiful aud select phrases. Dr.
Winkler is from Marion, Alabama, and
justly deserves the reputation he has i.
t. "one of the finest pulpit orators in
America" He was honored with the
offer of the Presidency of this institu
t.ou at the death of br. Wingate, but
was unable to accept the position.
Thursday morning the most interest
ing part of the commencement proceed
ings (to .the boys at least) occurred.
'I'll is was the addresses of the graduates
ten in number. Promptly at 10 the
exercises began with the salutatory by
0. It. Keinhardt, of Thomasviile. He
welcomed the audience iu a speech well
written and well delivered. It was
short atid to the i.-ii.t. In this as well
as other paiticulars some of our public
speakers might follow Mr. lleiu hart's
example with profit.
The next speaker was Mr. M. V. Mc
Outtic, ol Kayetteville. Subject, "Three
CJreai Occasions in Liie-" He handled
his subject well, aud did not seem t j
Mitfer iu the least from the embarrass
incut so common with euibryo orators.
The third speaker wa Mr. N. It.
Pitlmun. of Kobeson county. Subject,
"M;us Inhumanity," both to himself
and to others. -Mr. Pittuian, uotwiih
siaiidin the fact that he was decidedly
unwell, made a highly favorable im
picssiou upon his audience who greeted
hiui with several rounds of applause at
8 mie happy hits against the liquor traf
tu- which he brought out iu his speech.
The next speaker was Mr. 0. L
Ward, of Wilson county, one of the
most eloquent young orators we have
ever listened to. His subject, 4 Kn
lightenmeut the Shield aud Buckler of
our Country," was handled in a mannei
which argues well for Mr. Ward's fu
ture prospects as an orator. It was
masterly iu conception and beautif ul in
The tilth speaker was Mr. L. N.
Chappel, of Wake. .Mr. C'happel is a
powerful writer, as was shown by his
address, wnicn was au aumtraoie oue.
'"True merit res on real Power," was
Mr. Chappefs subject.
The sixth speaker was Mr. W. T.
Jones, of Wiluiiugtou Subject, "The
trust Miai's given tj uard!" Mr. Jones
writes well aud speaks well, aud we be
speak for liim success in the calling
which he has chosen, i. e. the ministry.
Dr. Piitchard announced as the next
speaker Mr. tZ. M. Poteat, ot Caswell
county. Subject, "Lumber House, or
W oi k Shop, W hich ?' ' To be fully ap
preciated this speech should be heard
and uot read. Mr. Poteat is a very im
passioned speaker, and seemed to be
completely wrapped up in his speech,
aud as a consequence did credit to him
eifi to the college from which he has
just been graduated.
The eighth speaker was Mr. C. J.
Hunter, of Wake count j, who spoke
upou the "Educational value of Mathe
matics." Mr. H. proved his subject to
be true iu a well delivered aud f oreibij
written speech. Hr. Hunter makes a
fine appearance upou the rostrum, aud
is a good speaker.
The nintfi speaker was Mr. L. T.
Carroll, ol" Columbus county. Subject,
There's Life iu the Old Laud Yet."
Mr. Carroll was fortunate in the selec
tion of his subject, and still more so in
the impression which h made upon
the audience in his speech. Mr. Car
roll is oue of the best writers we have
ever had at our college.
The twelfth and last speaker was the
Concluded next wteJc
County Superintendents of Pub
lio Schools. We fear there has been
a serious "slip-upM in some counties
in the selection of persons to fill the
above named office; but in other couu
ties tne cuoice lias oeen excellent. e
mention a few of the nomination?. Col
John S. Long iu Craven: Capt. J. W.
Harper iu Lenoir; Mr. C. B. Ayecock
in Wayne ; Jlr. B. . Watcher in John
tstou ; Kev. P. 11. Law in Chatham ; W
c. Parker in Hertford; 1. C. Clark in
Ha'ifax; C. W. Broad food in Cumber-
iud ; John R. liutchins in Durham
Ja. D. Jenkins in Edgecombe; Ar
thur Airmgton lurrankhn; .Mr. John
11. Small in Beaufort: Prof. Kedfearn
iu Auson; B. F. Grady in Duplin ; E
Albritton in Greene.
of our ex-Confederate readers recollect
Mai. Chas. E. Lightfoot, of Col. Fish
er's tixth North Caroliua Regiment.
He was a Professor iu oue of our State
ttchools at the time the . regimeut wa
formed ; but acquired considerable un
popularity subsequent to the Battle ol
iiull Ilun by his report of the part taken
by the Sixth in that battle ; which re
port led to an heatd controversy which
exists in some minds to this day. The lbl
1 jwiug will be read with interest by those
w ho recall him : "Col. C. E. Lightfoot,
commandant of cadets and a profeosor
at Bethel Military Academy, near War
reiituu, made a rash attempt at suicide
Monday morning. Suffering under
prolonged uervous depresiou, he at
t.'uipted to cut his throat with a pocket
knife. Beiug disarmed he thrust his
fingers iuto the wounds he had inflicted,
and tried to tear and distend them. Hi
Jdiysicians think he may recover. Col.
jightloot is about 50 years old, and had
lor several years conducted a military
fcchool near Culpeper with great success
until the breaking out of the civil war,
iu which he won the commission of colo
nel of artillery."
Southern visitors to Virginia White
Sulphur tan now proceed directly
North, without any circumbendibus,
taking the Luray. or Wet tern Maryland
There is a strange epidemic of rail
way accidents iu the country. Jn
NoHi Carolina our trains rarely "smash
up." but we managed to kill a man or
two nearly every week through shere
carelessness on the part of the victims.
A tank tender named Morgan was kill
ed on the N. C. K. K. near Oibsonville
on Saturday. Two days previous a ne
gro was killed at Sdma. Twodavs pre
viou.s Mr. Paul was killed on the Caro
liua Central. Two or three days pre
vious, Mr. McPhail was killed near
Salem. And there are four or five
others. Morgan is said to have been
"a little deaf." Did you ever see a
"deaf man who did not regard the
railroad track (about train time) as a
ipeeiilly safe aud delightful prome
We have it, as coming directly from
Col. A. B. An lrews, that the present
conti oilers of the Western N. C. II. H.
have no idea of surrendering the road
to Mr. Best. And to Drevent auv in
terference by the State commission,
(tho' this is not stated by Andrews,)
they have bound their contractor to
have the road ready fut the iron (that is,
4 to Paint Rock and to Pidgon River ') by
Oct. loth, which will take advantage of
the three mouths "over time" by the
coutract. Furthermore to quiet the
private stockholders, a card is printed
in the Western papers, signed by "A.
B. Andrews, President," dated June
2nd, uotifying all private stockholders
that "$2l2jAi worth of stock in the
new W. N. C. R. R. Co., has been set
aside and reserved for them in accor
dance with the provisions of Section 8
of the Act of the 28th of March, 1 880,
aud that the same will be issued to
them on presentation of their certifi
cates to the Secretary and Treasurer at
ialUbury, N. C, as soon as the same
are passed on by the committee ap
poiu.ed to examine aud report upou
causd by a spark from a locomotive.
A woman turned the jris nn in her
tove at Rixford while the tires love
mentioned wre still raging. When
she lighted it au explosion followed.
The cilj ws swept by fire, only two
or three building scapiar Kvtry
oil well vas burned, tieethcr wiri
New Brne nd a $3.0o0 fire. Man
well & CraM rev machine bops werr
burnt. No iuurioce.
Corn cakes male from dough that
had stood ovtr niht in a glazed crock
ery dished i-oijted an entire New Aj
bany. In!., family rently.
The five -year old chiM ol Abraham
K ine ot Mt. Pieisaut, Pa-. w -tran-
1 10,000 barrels of oil. By the prema- ; gle 1 to death by gtt og its hea 1 we Uod i uilize the p ilfery of the prefix '
lure explosion oi a lorpeuo !tt tiee-i I ueiweeu trie picKcti ot a fence
Wilmington Star : The Hi
OLfrver says there were "lot of
iiciaim a. :ne t nirersity cYtmJEcnce
merit. .Jut o. and thev manu-v 1 to
A Solution of the Great Question.
(. itv a fire resulted which l-ft i othinir
f the town bfanding and ciiimetl
oil well "rincs" and 1KU lar
rels of oil. In M-y and June of Ut
year f,0 ,00 barreU of oil. .Shi iron
tanks, and several rtfineries and a larye
amount of other property weredestrov
ed by fires started by lightning.
The il regions are cut up by ileef
ravines or gulliei, and the wells cover
the sides of steep and lofty hills, a
well as every available rod in the val j
i -1 . . t in
When the b iier exploded iu the ht
mill near Oakland. M l., the tireiudti.
Marshaii Bj.ier, bljwu acio-s the
Vojif hltiheny River a-il T"1 to-t
through a thi ket, aud burie J. ilea.;
lorenioj-t. uu icr an old !"g-
In Toronto an escaped builo male
for the l)on River, fjiiowed hc.vo
drovers Just as thev had entered tu
stream the bea.t turned, caught oi e
ine men named Mnu, Quo g aim into
e water, and held him thure un il h.j
4 i I . : 1 -
Jiapm sireams course iurugii j i
.i ii. . i - .
me vauevs ana pour uown ine moun t
tain sides. These streams are conduc- Holton B. Shaw, of t almoutn, Ky.
tors of burniog oil. Especially is this swallowed a pin while piaymg football
the case w here a burning tank is locat-' biue tne na had a pain in th
ed closf to a crek, as manv of them j breast, an 1 has no appetite. Physuu
Th..tnk nr ko strnndv t.,,n . nas ineu in vain to relieve mm. lie i
structed that they withstand tue in
tense beat of thousands of barrels of
-'oil burnmtr within them for hours.
Finally the iron glows with a white
heat. Th heavy top falls into th
cauldron of boiling petroleum. The
flaming liquid runs over the top of the
tank. No matter what stands in its
way, it eeks its level. At last the
great iron bands around the tank
break, and the tank is twisted apart,
and falls to the ground with a crash.
a student iu the
a n!. atc'i lrm x-cietv 1 1 1 1 1 s t
ants tl .it Jthn lUrtwe!!." the '.jn ,.
Rev. J II. II .rtut!!. who wt-tt ii)t
yer a. i, Sm prarc -o. ('a' , to
preac'i t-- '! e Ciiin"- arrived hX tht
i lace (--. c-y t.n the J 1 idii.
Hf hi- .iu ai;nt, Mr.- Kdwtrd? th.r-.
He reports that Ik w kiJnapjnd on
the -JJvl of ! n San prune fe car
n. i b? nil , New V..rk. lucre he
w i- tair.-r J ue -lay. Theu be hd
n:ie motiey g'Tii; hi in at.d he w a
toi.i to j.(j. u. Ut.,,t S-uth to hi
aut.v i. Ail f tut h .-oonds Tt rv prob-
(lohis oro Mt t tn?r r The shipments
f straw teri from ithKL..ro sir J
vicinity, the pre-!;: e:;son, foot up
l,AVi crtes These were all shipped
d the crates will average
j by express, aud
about 4' ) quftrti
tn.!h i riT -dl I, ti.. -' . , . .
Kl ...... , . - " J v.n r. m II ..Tt Iir
pJjinrf .hf f.rnser. f th M tnt .: kip.U ,t In.4rvv.l l j. :i..:itl., VI.inr.- ! .!..
W H'uhi, M;.!.. Cr,.., lt.rrhrr. k.ji-. Mr, IUkM. r!n l'n !' ( tj-i
Ui ch.irnh. r,.u.j an. u -.th t , ti..-.;x-. .u h- t&ttkrt W th. .r.'t n. 1 ivi.ii.u
fiovlry t rnmw. ...n... t ! ,rmt r-. (,,. Mill.. M;l.. Ti i. I :t.w. ' utun.
a,u'r'- sur.. l-.u. j..lly.lr.:.;,.- Kn... W.,hI H .,.,-, v. ! . xaiut
j'"iui 1 1 uunris eai'ii. ruakinr near v
One end of a crochet needle whi;h ."),'Hm quarts of b?rri. The Aati
Mrs. Henson, of Jackson Township, j Prohibitionists hfcld a metiu at Kin
Ind., had iu her dress pocket strujk wita tn las week, Mr. R. V. Kinsr was
such force araint a rail ot a fence she cbainnr. nnd Mr H S unn editor
IN DREAD OF THUNDERBOLTS
Constantly Threatened by the
Danger of Fire From the
ducted to the Creat
Oil Tanks by Pil
lars of Vapor.
llmdford. Pa., June 5. The return
of the season ol thunder storms always
brir ;4S with it'a feeling of great uneasi
ness in tho oil regions. Scattered
about the great petroleum producing
fit ids there are probably 1,000 iron
tanks, in each one of which are stored
troin 10,0o0 to 40.000 barrels of crude
oil. Many of them are situated ic the
mid-t of populous towns and cities.
It is not iu the tact that the tanks are
made of iron that the danger of light
ning strokes arises. Evaporation of
oil confined in them produces a vapor
that rises and hovers above them and
bce- iaes a perpetual attraction to the
elct:ric fluid. The protection of tanks
agai::st lightniug is a problem that
scientific man have been for years la
boring to solve. A fortune awaits the
man who shall devise a plan to prevent
or Ivssen the damage that is annually
cau-cd by lightning in the oil regions.
Tin United Pipe JJne Company, which
ovi:s nearly all the iron tanks in the
oil louutry, is attaching to a number
of i:s tanks an appliance by which
chei.-iica! action may be instantly
bro::i;ht to bear on the cloud of smoke
which forms between the surface of oil
and the roof of a tank when it is set
on lire. This, it is claimed, will ren
tier the presence of flame impossible,
and will lessen the number of oil fires.
No demonstrations of the value of the
exti-iguisher has been made, but if its
action is satisfactory, it will be a God
send to the oil country.
Last season, during the great oil fire
at utusville, when tank after tank
was belching its volumes of flame, a
spectator suggested thit by firing a
cannon ball through the side of a tank,
near the bottom, before the oil boiled
over the the top, the oil might be
dra.vn out aud the spread of the con
flagration stopped. A piece of ord
nance was at once procured and the
experiment tried. It was successful.
Sev.-ral tanks were drawn off in
this way, and the destruction of a
grct part of Titusville was prevented.
Now the Pipe Line Company has a
lare cannon ready for use at an in
stant's notice, fixed in position at all
tanks where a fire would jeopardize
The experiment of placing lightning
rods above th tanks is being tried
this year. One hundred and fifty men
have been putting up rods, seventy feet
above the tanks.
Resides the dauger that threateneds
the oil regions every year from light
ning, there are other sources from
which destruction may be periodically
expected. There are over 10,000 oil
wells iu the various districts. They
are nearly all flowing wells and are
constantly pouring out streams of the
most inflammable material. Pipe lines
conduct the oil in all directions through
the field. The ground, the buildings
highly combustible in themselves
stuet, fences, and all the surroundings
are entirely saturated with crude petro
leum. The puddles in the roads are
pools of oil. Oil towns generally are
compact collections of buildings, con
structed without any regard to stabili
ty or the proximity of wells. Derricks
rise from th very door yards, stand
in the streets, and tower above the
buildings on every side. Through
these surroundings run railroads along
which locomotives scatter sparks and
coals every hoar in the day. Hundreds
of natural" gas wells send their produce
thiouirh mnes to all the towns, where
:t is used in every house tor light and
fuel, and also at the oil wells. Great
pillars of fiame are constantly leaping
from pipes that give escape togas from
wells, and which project rrom the
ground on every side. Nitroglycerine
factories are erected at convenient
points in the legion, and this destruc
tive agent is daily carted about the
country in wagons, to be useu in tor
pedoing new wells and increasing tue
flow of old ones. The prematute ex
nlosion of a torpedo, the alighting of a
spark from a locomotive, or the impru
dent lighting of the natural gas in one
of the inflammable dwellings is suffici
ent to turn the whole country for miles
around into a sea of devouring flimi.
Frest fires are another source of dan
ger in this peculiarly 6'ituated country,
and during the s'.ring aud fall bodies
of men are kept constantly watcning
the woods to prevent fire from spread,
ing. Last jear hundreds of tanks,
well buildings, and over 300,000 barrels
of oil were consumed bv tires iu the
woods. The oil
Otter City. Mornsburg, aud
daehville, and the whole of Tram Hoi-
low were destroyed by lorest nrei
wa climbing that the needle was driven
into her left side. Surgeous have bea
unable to fiod it.
The little sou of James Baker, of;
Perry, Ja. , upset a hive of bees, and
1 .1 I .l ."I Fl,
siirea ut tne oees wun a met, i ue
Then thousand of barrels of burning j children and their Parents were badlv
oil pour down the hills to the streams, .,tuug, ten chickeus and a dog were
and are carried by them on errauds of killed, and two pigs were stuu nearly
destruction. While a tank i burning t0 death by the augry bees,
if it cannot be draw n off embankments j SumeboJ uuraseued the reins from
are thrown up in the path the oil villjfhe bit of'the horse which KJwarJ
take when released, tiy this means
its further course is stayed, and thou
sands of dollars' worth of property
saved. These barriers are frequently
broken by the pressure of the burning
flood, and its course to the creeks can
not be hindered. Then places far re
moved from the original conflagration
are in imminent peril.
Oil fires aie frequently attended with
incidents of a thrilling nature. In one
of the forest fires of last summer a for
ty-thousnnd-barrel iron tank filled with
oil was set on tire at the head of a
deep gully which was crossed by the
Kendall and Eldred Railroad on a
trestle. The fire in the woods was all
about the trestle, and when a messen
ger train approached it was not con
sidered safe to cross. There were fifty
passengers on the train. They alighted
and begun to cross the gully ou foot.
The reviae was twenty feet deep and
tiftv wide, with sloping sides. Some
of the passengers had crossed it and
climbing up tin opposite l;auk, others
were still crossing, and there were
probably twenty five in the bottom of
the ravine, when the top of the burn
ing tank fell in, and a flood of flaming
oil was roaring down upon them. The
last person had barely climbed out of
theg-jlly when the flood of flame swept
by. The train had started slowly
across the trestle after the p;issengeis
alighted, and had just cleaned it when
the oil rushed beneath it and set it on
When the fire swept Heed Citj away
in May of last year, a 10,000-barrel
tank was burning fiercely, and a dense
column of smoke and flame arose to a
height of a hundred feet. The wind
was blowing in strong gusts. Sudden
ly a whirlwind caught the fire and
smoke at the tank, separated them
from it in a body, and carried the lurid
mass whirling and roaring upward at
least 200 feet. There the cloud was
seized by a strong current that hurled
it off in a westerly direction nearly a
mile. In this flight thellamc descend
ed rapidly toward the earth again, anil
;n the latter part of its course fired six
oil wells, the derricks, p. bouse, and a
1,000 barrel wooden tank. The cloud
of the fire and smoke was then dropped
'into the woods, where it started a de
structive conflagration in a district
that had been considered out of the
way of possible danger.
Fire was communicated to the woods
near ln house of John Hutchinson.
James K ithbua and Walter Dye went
to help Hutchinson fight the ftimes
from the house was an 800 barrel tank
filled with oil; on the other side was a
600 barrel tank. There were oil wells
and derricks on all sides. The fire was
an eighth of a mile away, and a strong
wind was blowing it toward the house.
A burning branch was carried by the
wind and deposited on the 600 barrel
tank. It was soon in flames. Almost
immediately thereafter the other tank
caught tire. Simultaneously, several
derricks were wrapped in flames. The
men were surrounded by fire. The heat
was insufferable. There was no escape
through the circle of flame. Hutchin
son had ploughed his garden that day.
The only thing that he and his com
panions could think of doing was to
crawl to the fresh-turned ground and
lay their faces against it. Three feet
above them hung the cloud of heated
vapor. In that position, and with
those surroundings, the three men lay
for five hours. Then the tank explo
ded. The derrick and buildings had
been consumed long before. Fortu
nately t'.ie tanks were built on ground
the decline of which carried the o:l
away from the men. With the flowing
away of the burning oil of the fury ol
the conflagration was spent. The three
men were able to drag themselvef to a
spring near by. There they were found,
badly blistered. Rathbun never recov
ered his eyesight. The other men were
disabled for weeks.
Farreil, of Lafayette, Ind , Was about to;
drive, and as he took them up expect- j
ing to check the horse, he was thrown 1
violeutl? backward, aud received fatal ;
; injuries. "I forgive everybody except!
i the man who loosened the reins," he !
j said just before he died.
Items From the Wiiitakeu's Hkji-i
alu. (Afore -The Herald is a small j
sheet, published monthly by tho i
"Novelty Compauy" composed of i
young men of Whitakers, Halifax wun
ty, who buy old coiu, aud novelties, etc. j
act as agents, etc.) Hig picnic at j
Whitakers ou the 2oth int. V. W.
Laud will move his mill to this towu.
Prohibition seems to be growing in
favor. Whitaker's needs more
churches. If you want a good pa
per take the Farmer aid Mechanic."
of the Jn)i ntal, acted as secret ar v.
Speech- wfre tni.b- opposed prohibi
tion by Mcs-rs F. B. Loft in. W. W.
)uuu, :iiid thei. Mr. William
Oliver, a highly ctemed an 1 rr?p.-ct-ed
citizen of Duplin county, did Sun
day uiornin", aged s0 year. Mrs"
('larl ie Johnson aged about 4o year,
was found dead iu her bed one morn
ing Ut w.ek. havifg died during the
night from heart -disease.
LOOK OUT FOR YOUR NAME !
Administrator's Notice.! Robinson Roberts,
Th- lidlrrlknU having tVrn , ut J .?tr , f
iim ntratit..ij ui-iii thr itr. ,,f Jgr A
HintOn k'l'rt Uiil:cr l-i .J $-r.-u batlUif
. lauti a'!!it the i!.N-.f. ut lj rL.l U th an,
to turn, on ur IwK.r U:- lth -Say of Jut.v, 1h-J.
rf!i-r.t.l tu !:.k i.M.n:M!!ji!r )!.!,! to
uudTal tiM. M!.rV SVMK.
I 'a!.-! June ll. 1-1. Ai:tu:i!.lr!.'r
4. FAYKTTEYILI.K STKKET,
Apr offrrin" -ilra lii.V.i.n,-!iSa !
. f a.Ji tfiii. l:i tlioir JiJ.r.
J2.IH A VK.AB.
Asiikville Items. From the Citizen.
Miss EUie Haywood is visiting Mrs.
Theo F. Davidson. Capt. Wm.
M. Cooke, Jr. has placed at the dispo-
ool nf tlit tnuin q n t li n ri f Ina tt bnuLi.
lul park on Patton Avenue, fronting
the residence of Mr. G. M. Roberts,
which is to be converted into the pur
poses of a pleasure Park. It is a love
ly place naturally, and can be easily
made both comfortable and pleasant.
The mountain range immediate
east of Asheville has surveyed a suffi
ciency of water has been found within
immediate reach to supply a population
of 10,000. Steps will betaken at once
to organize a company to establish
water works, and by the first of Janu
ary next the town will be supplied with
an abundance of water for all pur
poses. Dr. Eugene Grissom has
consented to deliver his lecture on
men" at the court
House, Friday night, for the benefit of
the Library Ar.
Asheville Xews : One of the busiest
aud uimt efficient workers in the Medi
cal Convention, was Dr. Picot, of Lit
tleton, the Secretary of the Society,
towns f Oil Centre, ; and that body did a good thing when
Mid-! thev re-elected him to that omce. In
fact, some one suggested that he
made secretary for life.
Suicide at Davidson Coll to e.
Information was received in the city
yesterday evening that Mr. 13. A. With
ers, a citizen ot Davidson College, cjih-
14. si, 1 0; W M Holt,
-!."; Col. II li Kho.-t,
Hi, C.IMi; Col T ravin K
. 2 .: l ....J.. ....;.?.. ..I...,,. 1 Ho'A-r, A pi 1J, fl;AO K-.Mint,' 4, J T li.H-
Uillicu auiwuc jc-Mcjuajf mui uin auuui. iot) 4 , )r vv A yVuo.li-ri , Hi-rh Fh,t.
JO o clock, by slioouug nnuseii through
Tlivcslievs and Fans.
ORW'S TIIHESII'iR, SKPAHATOK ANl
CLEANKK; A Superh M&chiue. Capacity :ti0
to 5K) btiHh U per day. Price, iru. 4-Hoi8e
Down Power to rim it, price $115.
RICHMOND SEPARATOR, THRESHER
' At once in erry t'ouhty t!i North I'ar-iln
j WaiB- in Mi, .1 utif an-! Jnh. i . 1.
i iu-ii will pii.i mi j.. r u oi.tti. rit- i
! tit-lay, for particiilir- to
i Th.- SOUTHERN NV EI.TV Co.
Wh:uk. r, S. c.
Musical Homes Are
; Happy Homes.
" A' hat lm earth .!.-!.rer in ;.Ijfi. or h'r. '
Thafi umi-ic at la'htfao !r..tu Iij-k, ttiat u
i Ah .-.., MuxK-, Sweet Mu.li, .Sh-h make It. ine.
Sweet Hoiue, happier an! i r-r. and the hraU
i Of a family that iu tliefce ti.,. of .ii'ture an.l pro- ;
1 firvnK doen not place a Piano ..r au drait In hia j
home, tlerive himnelf an.l i. ar one of a v af '
j amount of pure ami retie.ift: enjoy metit. our'
I Sunny Southland h in th. i (.-n'y.-r tk.-n j
i a wonderful (.t.-j. f..ranl in Mii-icil !.;. .(.ment i
; and the K'ramt pifi.tioti now I-, itte.l in her j
! millioni i-not 'hU we hnv m instrument," l.ut j
t mi i .. i. . . i '
xiow iiu wnere pi;au we n i n. An.l It la a I
prplexin .pier-fton, too The paper are no !
flooded with flamiiu' adv-nisf luentK ofT.-rimf nu-
derful bargain of Jlooo Piano f.r '.,,.T, 17 stop .
j vyrijiuiH 101 j-.. one jrien.i H.iMceM mi an.l
another that, and so on. until the uorri.il buv. r!
Pollard. Moarinville. Dec 14. Si. 1.IK1: ai,t E J ''oriien actually afraid to buv at all. 1. t he be !
I loir, .Marcli l, SJ, 'z.im; Julnon l,ee, tiile ; iui-"'", " uiait uuiu hoiio- iii; rupulon
Rock. I)t 14, si, 1.:mi; .1 K Durham, Raleigh, j travelini; aent i-ome aloilt; hil -m-oop him in"
Sent 14, Hi, So; S R .Ietl'rv, Veune. Pec 14. si. ! th a cheap, "Hnide" mhtn m. iit, whlt h. iu the
1.00; i'o! L I "teph us.iu, Dec i. Si, 4.0i : Robt end, prove
Zanders, Smithheld, Dec
Sivanmih, June 14.
Flcniii'tjton M::i-.-li '.S,
Silks, Satins, Laces,
BLACK AND COLORED
KINDS, and at
suit tho times.
( rut'K to
Ntk. Tf avoiil lo4Mt-B by mail, ami the
bother of rivintf, and prew-rviiiu', Rei-elpi.
we i-hail print in thi imIumiii the amouritH
recviwd each wwk, ntid the time to which
the Hiit.scrilw-r i paid. Hereafter no money
will be ore-liP-d on th-book until it appear
here. So look for your name, and if it do. s
uot appear or if ther be any mistake m the
Urm. write to tLe Editor.
''oiwt, Kiii:.o.-, !.)! Thrm-I u:.-a.
lMirK' V'Ui iiwn and I t.ertioi.a. print.
i Wesley vvhitaV.r, l:-tl'l;.'h, Dec m, sl.Jl.Oil;
i Nat L iiro n. Raleigh, Juno 4, sj, 2.00' N 11
I Voting, Franklin, Dec 2, si, l.iK); ' K I)ai,
I Fraukliu, Jau 1, 82. 2 on; J J Harper, Johi nton,
I Sejit 'JO, si 1, l.ut; J K Fiuley, Wntaiift, Junel,
i S'J, W (1. Johiiriou, heailfort, Sept 14, hi,
j Soo; Prof V E Crocker, Wake, Dec 14, si, l.no;
! Js Ad nn, Hol'.y springs, Dec 11, si, 1.ini; A
HLKACIIKD AND FNHLF M'H F.D
'a!I and if u l.eforr making ir pur. !.
April J It.
J. H. Lynn & Bro.
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
the hed. No eause, except poor health,
low spirits aud au uu healed wound re
ceived duriug the war, is assigned lor
his selt-destructiou, though it is stated
that several letters were found ou his
person, some to individuals aud one
addressed to the citizaus of the tow u,
which may reveal the motive. These
letters had not been examined at the
time the news sent to Charlotte, hence
their contents are mere matters of con
jecture. The deceased lost au arm iu
the Confederate service, aud had never
recovered from the effect of the wound,
which may have been the cause of sui
cide. Mr. Withers was vrell-kuown through
out the county, and his rash act will be
heard of with regret by his many friends.
He leaves a young widow, but no chil
dren. Charlotte Observer.
It is estimated that more than one
thousand persons have committed sui
cide in this country during the past ten
years. No siugle issue of the New York,
papers for several months has been
without its case of self-destruction.
Mauy of them exhibit great oiiginality.
A joke is an odd legacy for a suiciae
to leave. A musician of Buffalo, named
Chajg lvircher, before hanging himself
in aarret, pasted into his hat a card sta
tiug that the heat was too much for
him aud he was going to a cooler couu
Chas. Kerens for the past five months,
and up to early last week, was employ
ed as a machinist in the Minneapolis &
St. .Louis shops, near Western avenue.
He was one of the most skilled workmen
in the shops, and received the highest
rate of wages paid, $2 SO per day, but
was addicted to drink aud to occasioual
sprees, when he did not report for duty,
lie quit work about a week ago, and
has sioee been drinking heavily.
On Tuesday, however, he made ap
plication for permission to go to work,
and was refused by the foreman and seut
to Mr. Downey, the master mechanic.
He was told that drinking would not be
permitted by employes in the shops.
During the afternoon purchased or bor
rowed a single-barreled shot-gun, pass
ed through the groves in Oak Lake ad
dition down on to Border aveuue, front
ing on the little lake. Several parties
saw him carrying a gun and thought
him hunting, a belief which was em
phasized by his stopping to shoot a
bird. Kerms seem to have seated him
self on the bank, written in a memo
randuoi book the notes below given, to
have procured a piece of rope by cut
ting loose a cow tethered near by, and
then, by tying foot and trigger together,
discharged the gun, first having placed
the muzzle of the gun in his tnouth.
The charge must have been au uncom
monly large one, for the head of the
suicide was literally blown off and par
tides of it scattered in every direction.
The sight presented was indeed a ghastly
one, nothing remaining which even bore
a semblance to a head. The chin was
picked up some twenty feet away, and
the tongue aud othei parts of the
head even greater distance iu as many
dilferent directions as there were pieces.
W. 1. Van Norman aud J. H. Sprague,
who were in the vicinity at the time
heard the discharge of the gun and saw
the body appareutlv thrown iuto the
air and fall upon the embankment j
When the body was reached the gun j
and foot were still tied together b
the large rope, bungmgiy but effective
It may be remembered that a moDth i
or so ago I told of a lady who stammer j
ed badly, and who had agreed not to!
speak a word for four months, being in I
formed that if she strictly observed the j
condition she would be cured. Well, j
the four months have passed, the lady j
did not speak, and she is cured. For j
neys Progress. j
The Cologne Gantte estimates the
production of beet-root sugar this yearj
in Germany at 580,000 tons, and that:
probably that countiy will stand first in j
beet-root suirar countries. Last year
Germany, with 40y,00 tons, was very
little behind France, with 4C0 000 tons".
The Gazette recommends a reduction of
duty, ad in England and France, to
AND UlitANLR Capacity 300 to 5oo
per day. Fries $'J15.
THE CELERRATKI) MONTGOMERY FANS,
No. 1. Price
SEND IN YOUR ORDERS AT ONCE TO
i- L.. I'OLK tJC).
I will sell second hand t0-aw Brown Gin,
Feoder aud Coudenner, iu running order, and
with a amull outlay would be an good as new, for
C. W. KANE Y,
june 16-lm Kittrell, N. C.
Please mention the Farmer and Mechanic
when you write or speak to advertiser.
DRS. CRAWFORD & EYERITT
..un e of mo:t;n.-aUili. rather thun
WHERE TO BUY. HOW TO BUY,
THE QUESTION SOLVED.
Ours tonnsir'r Ours ! ,,ii,t tin ,f,i, t
to hlltf fifnf, htfiirat instru mt'nts ut
hourst j trices. Ours to sore nu
ers from imjunsition oinl
oi r h'trfiinj. l'lir
Luddoii So Hates
Southern Musical House
do. M Kit' 'HANTS,
Market and Martin Street
KalelMh. N . ('.
Dr. J. II. Crawford
I 'ran sou's Store.
Office of Dr. D K. Kveritt over Tuck
All operations performed iu a Hkillful manner,
and prices as low as any operator iu the city.
Star Cotton Cin,
MiM tAC I'Kru nr
, R. B. CRUTCHFIELD,
Gary, Wake county, M. C.
The Sta r Cotton Cin has been before
the public duriuj ttie pant lour years, and baa
given xeueral satisfaction. The following are
some of the merits of my ":iu;
. It jiicks the cotton as clean as any other.
"J. Does not break the roll wheu ted properly.
3. It runs liRht.
CASH PRICE OF GINS:
-0 per saw.
Which we consider as clieap as any Northeru
Oin, with frei ht add U.
Condensers and Feeders furnished on appli
cation. Parties w utiug Feeders anil "oudensers should
send iu their orders early. Persons needing re
pa're to thelrUins will please send them on n
ea- ly as possible, as I am always crowded morn
or less with repairing iu the Fall.
I fice a few of man if testimonials.
Pactolns, Pitt county, N. ('.: I like your Gin
very much. It is the best Gin I have ever had.
I have had four Gins from thebest markets. J.
V. Perkins. Harper's Roads, ChathamC'ounty.
Wearepleased with theiin and Condenser. S.
W.iE C. Brewer Karpsboro, N. C. : The Gin
la as good as I want. John lirowu. Cary, Wake
Oounty. : The Cin I ought of you is a number
OD6. A. B Yat s. Address,
R. B. CRUTCHFIELD,
June3-3rn. ary, in. C.
G Oa week. Ji2 a day at home easily made.
i Costly outfit free.
Address True &
Mar 3 ly
The Great Pianoand Organ Houseof f he South,
to furnish Southern bikers with Pianos and Or
gans from sta dard makers, at lowest factory
wholesale prices, Established in 170, and now
an immense Music House. Magnificent Double
Store, eizty feet froi.t, three stories above base
ment. Two hundred Pianos and organs in stock.
Thousands of instruments sold yearly. Our
field the South, Our customers legion. Our
capital ample. Musicians ourselves. An army
of employees. Branch Hou-ef in seven cities
Our travelers everywhere. Exclusive control of
thn best instruments in the world Direct con
nection with manufacturers. Always pioneers in
low prices. Able and willing to compete with
the world. Pledged and sworn to do it,
AND NOW MARK US WELL.
Don't wasta time answering absurd and decep
tive advertisements. If you want cheap instru
ments. If you want cheap instrument, we have
them, and at less than the lowest. We compete
with Beatty. or Marchall a Smith, or any other
man no matter where he hves or how much he
blows. '26 rifterent Styles aad prices to select
from, and such makers as f'hi.-kering, Mathu
shek, Arion, Southern Gem, Mason fi Hamlin.
I'eloubet & Co and Sterling. Kent on test trial,
how freight guaranted. Stools Covers, Music
and Musical Journal, given free. A little cash
now, and balance in the fall is all we want, special
terms for midsummer trade. 10 second-hand
Pianos and Organs, in good repair to be closed
out cheap. Write for catalogues, price and
terms. It will pay you you. Address.
LUDDEN &l BATES,
N, li. Send also for catalogues of Sheet Music
Rooks, Violins, Guitars, Fiutes. iiand Instru
ments, Drums, Strings, Orgniuettes, Zithers, and
all small Musical Instruments. Immense ntsck.
Lowest prices South.
Mention the Farmer aud Mechanic.
I ul lislurs
I.3 ri iitt,i
-AS ! -
BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURERS
RAl.KIGH, N. C
I itig ttie largest tniaineaa iii our Una uf auy
establishment iu the Mat, lul:ie men, aiel
others wanting Printing or Itludlng will consult
their Interest by giving id their patrouagn
I. gal lllaiiks specialty. Addreoa
KDWARDH, li ROC G 11 ro. A O.,
Printer and lUu-lsra,
lUlth, N. C
Moore and Pegram,
Corner Hailsbury and lliliaboro HtreeU,
KALKHJII. N. C.
h- HEAVY AND FANCY CRO-
CERIES. cannil good, and ever thing clan
kepi in a nrxt clasa family grocery. Or !ra o
hciled nd goods leliterid in any part of tlm
city. ltjn l-i.
April 2tU1, 1K.M1.
Hkndek.son, N. ('.
R. I. l'OWKI-h,
A first class Hotel,
neat ami comfortable.
Good Livery. Public
Recently rebuilt aud kept
Nuareat Hotel to the depot,
Every thing new and II rat laaa.
WEEKLY MARKET REPORT.
5r Corre tvl every We.lnea.Uy mumini ;
therefore allowing the state of the m irk eta oa
the previous day, Tuesday.
NEW YORK ADVICK,
As given in Wedueslay morning U-lrainai
" )rleaua . . . .
THE GREAT CURE
As it is for all diseases of the KIDNEYS,
LIVER AND BOWELS.
It cleanses the system of the acrid poison
that causes the dreadful suffering which
only the victims of Rheumatism can realise.
THOUSANDS OF CASES .
of the worst forms of this terrible disease
have been quietly relieved. In a short time
has had wonderful success, and an Immense
A sale in every part of the Country. In hun.
ttreda or caaea it naa cured wnere all else had
failed. It is mild, but efficient, CERTAIN
IN ITS ACTION, bat harmless in all casea.f
tTTt cleanses, Strenartaens and s-tTeaNcw
Life to all the important organs of the body.
The natural action of the Kidneys is restored.
The Liver is cleansed of all disease, and the
Bowels move freely and healthfully. In this
way the worst diseases are eradicated from
As it has been proved by thousands that
4 is the most effectual remedy for cleansing tho
system of all morbid secretions it should bo
used in every household as a ,
Always cures BTXIOTJSNESS, CONSTTPA
TION, PILES and all FEMALE Ihseases.s
Is pat up in Dry YecetaMe Form, in tin cans,
one package of which makes 8 quarts medicine, r
Also in Liquid Form, Ttry Csaeeatrated for
the convenience of those who cannot readily pre.
pare it. It act trith equal efficiency in eithcrorm,
GET ITOFYOCR DRUGGIST. PRICE, $1.00
WELLS, BICHA.BDSOX A Co., Prop'.
(WUl send the dry post-paid.) Bl RM.NGTO, TT,
M LII ftf UN Ik t. b J IL M I I
w a-assi Bias m s m h wn m al w H
Htriet Low Middling V
Ixiw Middling vt
Strlet d Ordinary H'j'V
(iod Ordinary 7 ''&"
Oi dinary h
M indlirig Stains S4fr,
I)W Middling StainH 7
Oood Ordinary Main
freight pe.r halt to New York
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Qi-insy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings ana Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches,
No reparation on earth eqnal St. Jact m On
a a i, ire, simple and cheap External
KeruHlT. A trial entails hut the coniparmti!j
trifling outlay of 50 Onts, and erery oue m-r-ing
with pain can have cheap and pusitiTe prf
of it claims.
Directions in ElTn Languages.
80LD BY ALL DRUGGISTS ASD DIALE18
A. VOGELER A CO.,
Dry p:r ;ih
Butter N. C
Bacon N. C
; Corn M-al
Klnh MCkrfl pT bt1
, Flour N. C
' Family TV)
j Kxtra 7.i5
j Supr 7.xi
. F ath-ra , t
I Kod t-r 1.5 -xl V)
j Kf-rr-.H-nfe 13
Latht.r Kd Sol;
I Oak Tanned
j Lard N. C 1
i Molaaa;! Cub Vj Ut
1 Suar Hous jt, if,
Nv Orleans r. v
: Pfah-i4 Cni!'.l J'-r 11 1j
; Potaton Irish
j Pork Northern mens
; Hags Pick-d
j Rice per lib
j Brown ,
; halt Liverpool
5 & ?1U
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