'(,rll(irKJ KVKKV THURSDAY,
j;r MAKIOX BUTLER,
lidilor :inl Proprietor.
voa.I t!i' b''U-h of the Business of
;,. advertisers in this week's
We challenge any town In
. l..t .
.1 ('..!,. !M! HI IHIli:LI MIT!) Tn ClhAli
Hint will equal that of our
jit,m Mr rHiiinK
THE EDITOR'S .(5IIAIR
Ifl,V THINGS LOOK FROM
OlU STAND POINT.
Th Opinion of The Caucasian and
Hi- Opinion of others which we
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of the Day. -
j)oi-s liberal and judicious
advertising pay? No one doubts
that it doe. What kind
of men advertise ? Public spir
ited ;inl progressive business
iiiin, men who appreciate the
value of a ood newspaper &n)
wiio know what is necessary to
li. i'l! it to such a standard ; also
j-Iir ( '1, wise business men who
know to pospevwho know
tlmt tlx surest and speediest
ru;i.d to success is through the
means of printer's ink.
In tli; liirot of tbe.se two facts
the ."iilyrtisiug columns of Tin;
( n.siN this week tell a
-lory that is full of moaning
a story that speaks volumes for
Hie charade., thrift and wis
dom of the citizens of our pret-i
ty and progre. sive town. Yes,
Clinton has just cause to be
jirond of the showing which she
makes lo the world through
thene columns, for there is not
another town, of equal size, in
the State that does an equal
volume of business.
If there are any who doubt
this let them read the sketch of
the business each one of our
Lome . advertisers in tho other
columns of this page and then
challenge our statement If they
enn The volume of business
done by our town advertisers
shows not only that the mer
chants are thriving and prosper
on but also that tho town has
a fine back country and is peo
pled by prosperous farmers,
mechanics and laborers, for oth
erwise the goods could not find
We cannot close this article
without referring to the class of
tfoofls kept at this place aswell
as to the business done. Aline
of dress goods and millinery
me kept in this place, than
which it would be difficult to
find anything more elegant and
tasty in any of the larger towns
of the State. There are, in fact,
vt! y few cheap and shoddy
oods of any kind kept in th
place. Nearly everything is
oith' i- first-class or at least of
tfood substantial quality, and
pold at prices that will sample
favorably with any market of
A COURT Or LOCAL. A1THAL.
Tiik Caucasian, in its last two
i.'wes, has claimed that Dr.
flrissom's admissions on trial,
(even bariimr all the evidence)
makes him entirely unfit for the
position he holds, and that it
did not make any difference
how the loard of Directors de
cided that there was a higher
tribunal public opinion that
would determine his guilt or in
nocence. IJoth of tbese posi
tions are endowed by three
fourths of the papers of North
Carolina. We cite two of them.
The Statesville Landmark says:
lie may not be guilty ol every
thing charged against him but he has
a .nutted enough to bring him under
mspicion anu.morej he has convjet
ed himself of conduct improper and
unbecoming, to say ihe very least.
Th n has he public confidence to the
same extent a before? If not, then
the usefuless of the institution over
which he presides s by so much
impaired, "Does it stand as well as it
did before this investigation was
begun? Tut it t yourself thus:
Suppose your danghter becomes
insane; would vou feel her safe if
committed to the Ilaleigh asylum?
(suppose your daughter, sane, vig
erous and in search of employment,
should he offered a position as at ten
dant, matron or housekeeper in that
institution; would you bo willing
for her to accent? This is the
touchstone to apply in thi3 case.
The State Chronicle says:
It is painful to us to dissent from
their verdict, to ask an appea
unto Ciesar the great court of the
tcople. The great Jury ol all the
iteople is tho highest appellate oour
in the land. This eourtof the people
in the Ciesar of modern times. If
the people endorse the finding of
the lioard we willacquicsce for they
rarely err when all the facts are
presented to them. If they agree with
us that the majority of the Board
has not rendered a verdict in accor
dance with the evidence, there must
1)0 a reversal of judgment and Dx
(Jrissom must be asked to retire
from the SuperintenJency of the in
A few papers that are partia
to Grissom try to plaster over
the matter and claim that uris
worn is not guilty, but there is
not a single one that dares to
claim that Grissom should no
niOSK WHICH YOU SEE AL
MOST EVERY WEEK IX
Our Home Advertiscrs-A Sketch
of Them and their Businesses.
-t aiv-rtii-in. lit UIIV t..VVI .
nave Ih live, thriving Jarr .r-rvilf with
wen written Advr-rtiM-iiH-nU of i-very I!ui
nemt in tho il:u--, from I.. tf.r, Ijtwver and
Merchant to Itl:ii k-niith."
- ''Prottirity i the
itifvititliic r-ult -r.f Ail-
" We now redeem our promise
of last week to give a sketch of
the men- and their businesses
whose name.3 appear in our ad
vertising columns. These ad
vertisements represent prosperi
ty, fo.' prosperous business man
always advertise and liberil ad
vertisers ate almost universally
prosperous, lbese, too, are pub
ic spirited men,men who believe
n supporting a. home paper and
who know that this is necessary
to enable it to be of the greatest
J. A. FEB. KELT,
was born in Orange (now Dur-
1am) county in 1832, moved to
Rockfish, i.i Cumberland in 1847,
and took a position in the Mal-
ett Cotton Factory at that place
where lie remained about two
years. He then acceptd a posi
ion with the Cape Fear Navi
gation Company, while building
the locks and dams ordered by
let of the Legislature to be
constructed on that river. In
850 he went to Milledgeville,
Georgia, and accented a position
as clerk in a large shoe house.
When about 21 years of age he
returned to Rockfish and enter
ed echool under the tutilage of
Murdock McLoud (a gentleman
so well and favorably known as
a teacher for several years in
his county.) He next secured
a certificate and taught a public
school on the Cape Fear River,
in the McRay neighborhood. In
1855 he located in Clinton. .lie
autfht in Sampson and Wayne
oounties till the opening of the
civil war, when he joined the
Goldsboro Rifles. He resigned
lis place in this company to ac
cept the position of orderly ser
geant in the second company
organized in this company.
The war over, he opened a mer
cantile business in Clinton un
der the firm name of Ferrell &
Bra. Tho progress and dissolu
tion of this copartnership is sta-
ed under head of T. M. Terrell.
(Sketch ot Hule,)
Hs busine?s is located on Wall
street and carries a full line of
general merchandise. He owns
considerable real estate and de
votes almost as much attention
to the management of these
farms as to merchandising.
T. M. FKnnKIJ,,
tBiographliil Sketch.) j
Was born in Orange county in
1845. L.xrated in this county
in laoo. lie leit me scuuoi-.
room when only 17 years of age
to enter the Confederate army
as a volunteer in Shaw's Samp
son' Cavalry. The war over he
entered the merchantile busi-
t 9 :? n. i
ness m copartnersnip wnn ins
brother, J. A. Ferrell, under the
firm name of Ferrell & Bro. He
had no capital and was 1.50 in
in debt. This firm continued
and prospered for eighteen rears
iehen an inventory showed its
property to be worth 540,000.
At this time Capt. D. A. Cul
breth and Mr. E. E. Howell
became members of the firm
under the name of J. A. Fer
rell & Co. In 1888 the firm dis
solved, and since T. M. Ferrell
has been conducting tne mer
chantile business alone. He was
married to Miss Nannie IIobbF,
of this county, in 1879.
(Sketch ot Business.
His store is located on Wall
Street, and carries a line of gen
eral merchandise, and is the
only undertaker in the place.
He carries a full line of coffins
and caskets for all ages, sizes
and prices. The readers of
our Business Local Column will
notice that he has made a speci
alty of offering various articles
of the necessaries of life at
greatly reduced prices.
,, MOSES HAXSTEIX
i (Biographical Sketch.)
born in Germany, province of
Hessen, (now Prussia) learned
the trade of shoe-making under
his father, and came to this
county in 1873. He located in
Wilmington, N. C, as a clerk for
his brothar, Sain'l Hanstein. He
camo to : Clinton in 1879 and
opened business at the present
" : . , . . f i . . , i
THE -GMMSIAN, :
. . m-m i . " i f I
stand, which h coitdnctml for
i his brother for two years. In
j 1881 he bought out the business
and since has been sole proprie
tor. He became a Master Mason
in the Wilmington Ledge, 31 9, in
1877. lltt is also a member of
the following Orders: Band of
Iron, Royal Arcanum, both of
Wilmington: charter member of
Sampson Light Infantry, md
Knights of Honor, both of Clin
ton. He was married to Miss
Bertha Bacbarach, of Atlantic
Citv, N. J., in 1886.
(Sket.-h ft Biiwim-xM.j
His stand is located on west
end of Wall street, and carries
the largest stock of clothing Jn
the place, ranging from $12i)GQ
to 15,000. His mammoth
stock also includes a large line
of shoes, hats and gents' furnish
ing goods. By his honest and
fair dealings and desire to please
and give satisfaction he has won
the confidence of his large con
stituency of customers in Samp
son and adjoining counties. By
his courteous and gentlemanly
demeanor since a resident of
this t own he has won the esteem
and confidence of our citizens.
Ever since The Caucasian- was
established in 1882, Mr. Han
stein has been a constant and
liberal advertiser, and we feel
confident that his marked suc
cess in business has been due to
the appreciation of the value of
printer's ink as well as to his fair
M. E. HOBBS fc BKO.
This firm is composed of Mess.
M. E. & C. M. Hobbs.
M E. HOBBS
is a native of Halls township,
Sampson county. He was rais
ed on a farm and lias given spe
cial attention to stock raising
and training, and still continues
to manage his farm in the same
township, which now has a crop
that will compare favorably
with any. He embarked in the
merchantile business in this
place in September, 1887, in co
partnership with his brother.
In addition to the abve inter
ests ho keeps a livery stable in
this place during the fall and
Mr. Hobbs is the junior mem
ber of this firm. Entered tbe
mercantile business with his
brother when 22 years of age.
He' did not enter the business
without experience, having
clerked for sometime with J.
Metzeger & Son, in Goldsboro,
and also for J. B. LoAvlnburg, of
Sketch rtf Business.
Messrs. Hobbs fc Bro. first
opened business in the Britt
store, on Vann Square, where
thev did a growing business.
On January 1st, 1889, they pur.
chased the entire stock of Roy
al & Merritt, on Wall Street and
moved into the stand they occu
pied. They carry a line of gen
eral merchandise and have built
up a good trade in the. face of
old and long established -houses
by liberal advertising in The
Caucasian of leading articles at
reasonable prices and many on a
very close margin or at cost
j. E. ROY A I.
Mr. Royal is now in his 38th
year, being born 185.1., in John
ston county. He came to Clin
ton in his 18 th year, and opened
business in the stau l last occu
pied by N. Boon, on the site of
which the large handsome brick
3tore is now being built. The
firm name was J. II. Royal &
Bro., and the. firm capital was
about 20.00. Next we find them
located at the '01d Sampson
Bar." By industry, zeal and close
attention tb business, they pros
pered so fast that a larger estab
ment was soon necessary. The
firm moves into the building
now occupied by Y atson & re
tersou. Next they occupy the
stand where Matthis & Bizzell
now hold forth. In a short time
they buy the establishment now
occupied by T. H. Partrick &
Bro. Their business soon out
grew the accommodations of this
building, when they bought tbe
lot at tho ends of McKoy and
Fayetteville sts, on which they
erected the large and handsome
brick store which Mr. Royal
now occupies. Ths fit in of J
H. Royal & Bro., after standing
for about eighteen years, dis
solved in 1887, at which time
tbe firm property was valued a
about 40,000. Since that time
Mr. J. E. Royal has continued
bufiness at the same stand.
Sketch of Business.
In Mr. Royal's store you wil
find almost anything -kept in a
retail store. Mr. R. also doe3 a
considerable jobbing business.
His stock will average over fif
teen thousand dollars tne year
round, while his annual sales
will double ibis amount. He
makes a. specialty of furniture,
hardware, groceries, stoves and
builders' material, while almos
CLINTON, N-.-C.v THURSDAY. AUGUST 1. 1889.
every other line of good Is al
ways found in stock.
w. it. KINO A x.
This Arm is composed of m.
R. King and Nathan IloodV
I w. r. jcrxu.i 'I
Mr. King cme to tliia place
and opened business in , copart
nership with a Mr. Nutting, un
der the firm name of Nutting
& King, In December, 18S7. In
a few months the firm dissolved,
Mr Hood buying the interest of
Mr. Nutting. The capital was
increased and the business con
tinued under the firm name of
W. R. King & Co. Mr. King is
39 years of age and a native ot
Pjney Grove township. He
owns a fine farm around Goshen
Academy, where ho lived before
going into the mercantile busi
ness. Mr. King was one of the
most prominent men in his com
munity, and is highly esteemed
and respected by all who know
him. He served his township
two years as constable, ana as
deputy sheriff for four years,
und was one ot the tax assessors
tho last year he lived there.
Since, in Clinton, he haswonthe
same confidence and esteem
which he left behind in his
township. He is a member and
secretary of the Clinton Lodge
of the Knights ot Honor. In
addition to. his business in Clin
ton, he manages his farm at Go
shen and another in Wayne; and
contractor for Clinton, New
ton Grove and Dunn mail route.
NATHAN K. HOOD
is a young man of 2b years of
age, a native or Wayne county
and became a citizen of this
county when he entered into co
partnership with Mr. King ih
March, 1888. He is a plain,
traight-forward man and must
be known to be appreciated.
Sketch f Business.
This firm carries a hue of
general merchandise, valued at
about 3,000. Fair and honest
dealings, in connection with ju-
icious advertising in The Cau
casian, nas built up for this
new firm for public patronage,
a steadily increasing trade. Dur
ing the hot summer days there
is no place more popular than
the ice cold soda fountain and
emonade itand of W. R. King
B. F. l"OWELI.,
native of Clinton township,
Sampson county, was raised on
farm, and at the age of 21 took
position as clerk with Capt.
James Marsh, aud afterwards
with Mr. James Moore, both of
whom were merchandising in
Clinton at that time, faking
typhoid fever he necessarily re
signed his position. Fo two
years he was in very ill health,
recovering a little hejjegan ped
dling dry goods and notions
through the county when he was
scarcely able to get in and out
of his wagon. This he continu
ed till last December, when he
stopped peddling and opened a
mercantile business in the stand
which he now occupies. - -
Sketch of Business.
His business cousists of dry
goods, notions, crockery, tobac
co, cigars, etc., in iact a nue oi
general merchandise, save hats
and shoes, which he does cot
carry. Mr. Powell still con
tinues to offer rare bargains m
spectacles, jewelry, towels, hoi-
sery, table ciotnes ana tne lines
of goods of which he made spe
cialties wher on the road.
nit. r. ii. holliday.
Dr. R. II. Holliday is a native
nf England, was born in 1811
and raised in Liverpool. He
came to Wilmfngton,. N. C,
when about 16 years of age. At
tended school under George Pat
terson and others till the open
ing of the civil war. Served
through the war, first as color
bearer of the 18th N. C. Regi
ment, till wounded in the Seven
Days fight around Richmond.
After recovering he was promo
ted to .1st Lieutenat of Co. I ,
2nd N. C. Batallion of ; Mounted
Rifles. War over, read medi
cine under Dr. J. B. Seavy, of
New Hanover (now Sampson)
county. Attended lectures at
tne Washington University, Bal
timore, in '67 and '68, Began
the practice of medicine in 1870
at Barksdale's mills, in Cumber
land. county.Y Intone year he
moved to Sampson, near jOwen-
ville, where he practiced till he
moved to Clinton, in 1885, and
opened a (drug store. He mar
ried Miss Delia Fisher, of Cum
berland in 1872. He is a mem
ber of the Clinton Lodge of K:
of Honor. , i ,
Sketch of Business.
Dr. Hollidav's Drus totore is
located on Wall Street, and car
ries a. full line of reliable drags
and patent medicines He gives
the majority of his time to i the
drug business, but still does an
office and local practice. ; Dur
ing the hot summer days many
a weary soul and thirsty throat j
remembers that he is the qrigi
nawr or Ihe Blizzard Milk Shake, i
Luue Clandeajttemlri lo this de
partment and delights all with
hi? pleasing drink k .
Bi'Vi aplikal Skftdi.)
born January 2511-, 1854, in Clin-i
toru , Attended .local ; srhonLd
here, till sixteen
.... . .
years of age.0f .;, mrn fndnmit-thlf,
Peden, daughter of Maj.,W. N.i
Peden; of Wilmington. N. U,
ness of W.
Succeeded the busi
Johnson & Son, Jan
Si nee that; time hrj?
the business on his
own account at
Main and Wall
the . corner, of
Johnson is one of our'most en
terprising and wide-awake mer
chants and probably gives a
stricter persona attention tohi.s
business than any man in the
place. Therefore his business
is a decided success and one
that would do credit to any town
in the State. His liberality to
all worthy and charitable pur
poses is well known to all. He
will 4 probably originate an ad
ditional enterprise for our town
at an early day.
Sketch of Business.
Store occupied4 is two and a
half story building, 27 feet front,
1 1 8 feet deepbesi des ; a room
used exclusively ?for millinery
and la ucy. goods, that is 12 feet
wide and : 55 f feet deep; Has a
warehouse oh Fayetteville street
now filled with cook sto ves, hollow-ware,'
fcc. Also ware-room
on jail street, for storing salt,
flour, &c. Keeps a largo as
sorted stocc of general merchan
dise. On first floor you find dry
goods pf all ki i :ds, from the
cheapest! cotton Ito tbe most ex!
pensive silks, satins and line
wool ff brics, white goods, hosi
ery, notions, boots and shoes in
immense variety. Mens' hats
and furnishing goods; books and
stationery. Up stairs you will
find carpets and mattings, up
holstery;: goods crockery and
tinware. The third floor is used
for storage purposes. The capa
cious wara-room in the reajLpf
store is used as a grocery depar t
ment and is always filled with
everything in that line.
The large warehouses above
referred.; to on Fayetteville and
Jail streets are indispensible, as
the large purchases made by Mr.
Johnson direct from mills and
factories would more than fill
his store proper. His business
has increased yearly until prob
ably now no house Ju Clinton
does a larger business. His
stock is estimated at froai 25,
000 to 30,000, and does a vol
ume .of business, more than
double this amount.. Few towns
in the State can boast of a store
wherer a more select andbetter
assorted stock of goods can be
found. . In his employ are gen
tlemen of experience, who are
polite and attentive and always
ready and willing to serve the
public. With the largest corps
of assistants i of any. house in
town,-doing busiuess'o'n strictly
business principles, .this well
kjriown and old established firm
stands with the leading mercan
tile establishments of North
A. F. JOHNSON &. .
This firm is composed of Mess.
A. F. Johnson, W. G. Hubbard
and F. T. Atkins.
A. F. JOHNSON,
is a native of Clinton, and pro
bibly in his 45th year. He was
educated in CI i nton, under Dr.
Wilson in Orange and at Chapel
Hill. He left the University
and entered the CfHifederate ar
my as a volunteer," at the" open
ing of the war! After, the war
he entered his fatbej'sjttore,
upon the dea tho? whom he took
charge of the business5, ajrsd also
suceeedeilliffatiier as the 2nd
cashief of the Clinton Loan As
sociation. , He was married to
MisS Emma' BPearsall In 1866.
He was one off the" leading and
most important factors in the
building of the Clinton & War
saw railroad and has' ever been
one of the most enterprising,
progressive and public spirited
citizens of the town. In fact,
there is none to whom the pres
ent progress iimd prosperity of
the lowo-is more-ue -tnan to
Afr - V .TiTitisu-ti 1 Tlifi n?-rt
and. tSaaripitob Comity fo the
railroad, is tne Jaroima eneer
Works, of which he is the-orig
iriator and sole t ropr,ietor. - W
hope that otherswilXiiuifc Jji
noble andT unselfish, course in
this matter and that this is but
the beginning of a series of in
dustrial and manufacturing en
terprises which" is the only hope
for the development of a county
like. Sampson, and for the pros-
IIIU1C1I DUiiUai'lL. . IMIil I. . ..... i .1 i t
Became partner of tbe lirm ot 1 5 . :
Warren Johnson & Son, Jaouary, i " xv- ".-hubbard
187o. Married Mis Annie C. Born m Canton, N. C.
an inland i
Thk Cai-'uman will
have the supreme id eaure of
chronicling the output of mch
entprise before ...the ycle of
I another year
is finished. Mr.
Jorfton Is to day seeking rest
and recreation in th Cat ski 11
I . A -i .
IL.T "L 1' " "
icu urt.ii.ui.jij.. victim
periW i.rt growth
toirn likc Cliiit m.
for hisifi.,,1 .,,1 f,v ,,r,,,,ii-i!..
Was educated, under the tutilage
of Messrs. McLoud and Gradv
When 19 years of age he went
to Duplin and embarked in the
naval "store business- for about
two years, when lie entered the
mercantile business at Warsaw.
Ha' was married, to Miss Bessie
Holmes, of Clinton. In 1872 he
wont' to Durham and entered
tbe mercantile business. At
tho end of about a year he re
turned to Clinton. Soon he en
tered the store of A. F. Johnson
as a clerk, in which capacity he
remained till a few weeks since,
when Mr. Johnson recognizing
his worth, as shown in his busi
ness tact, energy aud integrity
for iiyo years, accepted him as a
partner in his mammoth mer
F. T. ATKINS
was born in Clinton, N. C, in
1855. Was educated under the
tutllaga of Messrs. McLourl and
Grady. When about 18 years of
age he accepted a position in
the mercantile . establishment
of Warren Johnson, and when
the" business passed into the
hands of Wm. A. Johnson he
continued in the same capacity
with him. In 1880 he accepted
a xosition with A. F. Johnson,
in which capacity he remained
till a few months since. Mr A.
F. Johnson recognizing his fit
ness for a partner, through his
integrity, amiability and success
as a salesman, accepted him as
a partner in his mommoth mer
cantile business. He was mar
ried - to Miss Mary P. Morisey,
of Clinton, m 1887. During the
encampment of the State Guard
in 188 he served as Quarter
master, with rank of Captain,
considerable real estate,- and ia
addition to his mercantile bu
siness is 'managing, yearly, four
large farms. ' , : . - '
Sketch of Buin's-.
About 1845 L. C. Hnhbard, Al
fred Johnson and A. B. Chesnutt
composed a firm in the store
no.v occupied by W. A. Johnson.
In 150 Alfred Johnson and A
B. Chesnutt withdrew from the!
above firm and associating with
themselves Mr. John Carrol 1,
built a large store on the corner
uow occupied by A. F. Johnson
& Co. After the war, Mr. Ches
nutt withdrew from the business
which was continued by the
other two partners. In 1865
Mr. .Alfred Johnson died, when
A. F. Johnson (his son) and Mr.
Carroll became partners. In
1877 tbe store was burned in the
great fire, of Clinton. In about
one year ; Mr.; Carroll died and
Mr. A. F. 'Johnson became sole
proprietor. In settleing up the
business with the Carroll estaie, I
Mr. Johnson was surprised to
lnd that by the credit system
it took at least one-tenth of tho
profits to cover looses. There-
tore he decided to establish the
cash system, with strictly one
price to all customers undyr all
circumstances. This was the
firsf step taken m this direction
by any Clinton merchant, hence
Mr. Johnson has a right to claim
to have The Original Cash Store
of Clinton, N. C." .The plan
once put on foot has gradually
been adopted by the majority of
our business men. This has
brought down the price of goods
and drawn an liLinense volume
of tradQ to this place that would
fcavegoue to WUmiinjton,Golds
boroand Fayetteville. It is
well known now that the quili-
ty tmd "price of goods at this
place cannot be excelled by any
of the largoi" towns in the Stale.
Ir. 1886 Mr. Johnson associated
with him in the profits of his
business Capt. W L. ra.sonaml
W. G. Hubbard. In June of thi3;
y-aar Messrs. W. G. D ubbard and
F. T. Atkins became partners of
the firm, Capt. Faison withdraw-
mgupon being eiectea casnier
of the Clinton Loan Association.
The goods carried in stock is
yalued at about 30,000, while
he volume of businesses annu
al v ;S bojit double this amount.
Their building is a large two
story structure, with an eleva
tor, and with more goods stored
4waytoi the Second floor than
displayed cfA the first.4-
i -rns. ir. e: teteesox'.-"'
n- She "is a native of Clintori and
was educated at the Clinton Fe
male Institute. She was mar
ried to Mr. J. F. Peterson when
17 yers of
ve. For on var
they resided on a farm ii'W
Clinton. They movwd back to
Clinton and made it their per
manent residence. Five year
aftr they uer married Mr. IV
trrson died, haying Mrs. Peter-
son with onlr h.,nt fti to uv.i
'this she hu boturht "hit
. ... . ---w ...v.
1885 she oiened aconfecthmerv
k l h of BtlsitX..
Her stand is located on tne
corner of Vann Spiare, facing
Main Street. She had only a
capital of $30 when opening.
Tills bnsintss sye continued for
three years. On last September
sh opncl a Hackot Snr in
the namestand, keeping groce
ries no longpr, but a large line
of confections. These racket
goods cover everything from
workiu cotton embroidery, silk,
etc., up to slaves, timbrel las, hard
and tinware, etc. Instead of
carrying a large stock of goods
from season to season, she re
plenishes Jier stock every week
with an order of about if 100
worth of new goods. As in the
pa5t she will continue to tell
our readers of the
in each week's issue , of The
MBS. DR. A. E, MlMJl'H Y.
She is a native of this county,
Franklin township, (formerly
New Hanover.) bthe was educa
ted at Floral College, near Max
ton, in Robeson county. At the
age of 17 she was married to
Dr. C. Tate Murphy. For six
teen years they resided at Elm
Grove, in Taylor's Bridre town
ship. Seventeen years ago they
moved to Clinton, wher.: tho
Doctor continued the practice of
his profession The death of
Dr. Murphy in J882 left her a
widow. For the last five years
she has been proprietress of one
of tbe most popular hotels in
the place. She has an only on,
Mr. J. T. Murphy, who has a po
yition in the Third Auditor's of
fice, in Washington City.
The hotel is situated on the
north corner of Elm and Main
streets. Tho building is an ele
gant two-storv structure of
inivlam style ..with Jarge iiry
and comfortable rojms. In au
dition, the fact that an easy two
horse plueton is at the depot for
every train going andcominr
inakes It headquarters for com
mercial travellers. In a few
mouths a mammoth addition of
fifteen rooms will be added to
the present hotel. This done
and no too-n in the State the
same size can show a hotel with
equal room and accommoda
tions. There are few hotolists
in the State, who understand so
well how to miidster to the com
fort of the body and the desires
of the appetite as Mrs. Murphy.
T. H. FAirriUCK A HRO.
The members of this firm are
Messrs. T. II. & D. M. Partnck.
T. II. FARTHK'K.
(ltiorapliical Skcicl:. )
Mr. Partrick is 25 years of age,
born in Duplin, and raised in
Clinton. He was educated in
Wilson and at Clinton. llo
clerked for his father till about
twenty two years of ae, when
he went to New York aud clerk
ed for a while in ths wholesale
mi llintry establishment of Steb
bins & With.m, but longing for
pleasures and advantages of his
Southern home, he 'returned to
Clinton and formed a copartner
ship with bis brother tinder the
fiim name of T. II Partrick &
Bro. In 1S88 he was married to
Miss . Mary Anna Hall, of Wil
mington. He is one of the
charter members of the Samp
son' Light Infantry. From a
private he l as been promoted
up through the various positions
to Firtt Lieutenant. He i al-o
the eflb'ieut captain of the Clin
ton Fire Department No. 2. ill-
residence is :m tbe comer of
Sampson and Faison streets. lie
is one of Clinton's Board of
OF SCAN M FAnritlVK.
. ( nidraphical Sketch.)
Mr. Ihmcati Partrick is the ju-
nitr member of this firm. He
is a .native of Clinton aud only
19 year? of aire. He was educa
ted at the schools in this place.
At the age of 16, in 1886, he en
tered into copartnership with
his brother and bought out the
business of their father, C. Par-
trick,aiidare still doing business
at the sjme stand. He is a mem
ber of St. Paul's Episcopal
church and secretary and treas
urer of the .Vestry. He isalso
a leading member of the Y. M.
C. Association of this place and
now secretary of that body.
: : (Sketch of IiUhiucfeB.)
iTheir business is located on
the square northwest from court
house. They carry a full line of
hardware and . groceries and in
I ontinoedn Third I'hjtp.J .
Will it tvyou t .-"-. in The
examining ihi (sr oJ esn2 hw
!iM?!y ft miv.i:nro!amrw art
patMnim! by !hr.' ho tt know
il ttorth Vwt it will pay yo ff
you wlh to wwh the fi4e ofAoip-
w ftdj4nln conntir.
ow ytt mew ; tody I iuJ Ikvp
all otht-r Ihe mjt juu!.r pwjr in
nl the flrt t U? r! hy tl
J U f thl H ituJJ,
OK' It YOt MS FOLK.
tHi minimi hn! f Ih- a.i-lr-. , j
X fcMl.l! CHAIN.
Mini, n.id f Murrv lli'l.
I nf on liiuc. Iixl loiU-u HI;
'rh.-l nr hii wtlr a nin
Ahil Mill -fir nHist r( iml .jiuH.
A rM!y n,riUit,f ln.
Aiil t-i.r ! la t i(iniM .
I fear thi. wavwarti l.ill.- tuaiU
But. w bt U th ti..r- 'irpiiiit.,
Shr .k iUlrtllt U.e h-t rmtil
Her dalir ! f -.(.., .il.
l lris. apcttin.
"l!i rail voi .wil,.wiluir rrM.
"li. I B t Ifkf it," h rrplivd,
'Am! Sf I lul niv way l". .i,.p ,i.
Bill tiialultia nt,- pverr time.
For my r.-wai d a r iliuV-,
Ami in my i iiij. t .mi, 1 (rip it."
- mtt ii f ,:m ...ot,," we. 4il.
"i!-v tail m i Mwn.l ji Uuli iHaol'"
Ami radiantly i au...; iiti,
A nihin a tin-i-e. ein.iih i.l I.i.
i- 1k' it .nt. in;inni.i An. I I.
'I'.t l.iiy r.r ea.tor ll. u ki.w ."
- Ill Vfc 1 IHI.I I I .
A man once saved a very poor
boy from drowning. After Ids
restoration he said to him;
"What cau I do for you, my
"ipeak a kind word to mo
sometimes," replied tho boy,
the tears gushing from his eyes.
"I ain't got a mother like homo
A kind word! Think of it.
This man had it in his powor
to give that boy money, clothes,
playthings, but the little follow
craved nothing so 'much as a
kind word now and then. If tho
man had ever so little heart,
the boy must certainly havo
had the wish granted. A kind
word! You have many such
spoken to j ou daily, and you
don't think much of their value;
but that poor boy In the village,
at whom everybody laughs,
would think that he had found
a treasury It some one spoke a
kind word to him.
(BY ALICE JOHNSON, KEYMCR, X. .
I am composed of K letters:
My 2, 8, 16, 7, li is the nMiio
of a poet.. -
t- Aiy v. 1 7, ih, 3 Is a great river.
My 12, i 4 is it horse.
My 15, i l, 11 is Uio lmmeoi a
My 6, 5, 10 is a oxcotnb.
My 13 nds for ne of tho
cardinal points of tho compass.
My whole is a package of
I am composed of 20 letters.
My 1, 12, 17, 7,
My 13, 18, 11
1 it 4 u nnr rf
is a domestic
My 11, 2, 16, is a part of a
My 4,3, 8, 10, 6 is an herb.
My 7, 15, 1 1, 20 is a covering
for a ehair.
My whole is a moft valuablo
Soun Uutu0h for Our oufif Frhadu
1. Where is the longest canal
in tho world ?
2. What is the greatest known
depth of the ocean?
3. When was the firt consti
tution of North Caroluia adop
4. Where was President An
drew Johnson born.
Wo hav received answers
fjm the, following:
Mis:?es Muriel Richardson and
IvnU Register, Clinton ; Georgia
Cooper, L'ct t ie A . Cooope r, H unt
ley; Jennie Bronson, Lisbon;
Alice .h.hnhon, Keyser, . C.
Aii-nrs i tiucsiio( b4 Kcixwan ia
' .( I.at.ln.
1 . W Hi. Ih ummoiid, A- i)., 1663.
2 Ml Everest, (Himalayas) 5J
3. Tbe isJi.'ie of an Kgyptiau
obelisk, now .'landing in CVntral
Park, New York.
4. In Algeria, ana U. formal
by the jnnciion of two rt reams,
the uate.h of one being impreg
nated with iron, the other with
gallic ac;;.I, and these .uniting
making a tine ink.
Enigma No. 7 To err is hu
man, to forgive divine.
Enigma No. 8 Zebulon Baird
Enigma No. 9 Sampson Light
Willie (regretfully) I'd like
just awfully to kiss you, Gracje,
but I 'pectit wouldn t do. You
know your mamma said yon
mustn't never feiss the boys.
Gracie Yes, that's what, she
said. That iit's about what she
said,. .I'm ember just as well;
She says to me, she says:
"Gracie, don't you ever let me
see you klcsin the boys," Mam
ma, she's- gone over to Mrs.