ME ME LIGHTED FOll THE ILLUMINATION OF TAR HEELS, BOTH NATIVE AND ADOPTED VOL. I. SOUTHERN PINES, N. C, OCTOBER 23, 1886. NO 4 The Bihe Khot. .: PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAY MORMSG At Sautbem Pines, Waore Co., I, C, B. A GOODRIDGE, Editor. o TERMS-'$ 1 .OO Per Year In Advance. I Single Copies 5 Cents. ' . ; tot r- . : .r 3grADVEKTisiNG Rates promptly furnished wpon. application.! . ' -. . ; fcTJo .Printing of every description done with neatness and despatch, and on reasonable terms. ' j -Correspondence on all topics of gen eral interest invited. Write only on one side of the paper; be brief and to the point. Sum your inline and state whether you wish it published or not. . -1 ' Kntered at the Postoffice at Southern Pines, N. C, as feecond class matter. How about that Convention of Northern settlers? We hope the ar rangement of details has been definite ly settled. It should not be left until the last moment. With a regular pro gram, speakers previously appointed and a committee of arrangements that knows what it wants much may be ac complished. Without these there will be confusion and loss of valuable time. Perhaps the Wake county organiza tion has hope so, a hat matter in hand, least. We second June this - V come to North Carolina. We If you'd like a year, are having it now. Consider well before you make a promise. Better never promise than never perform. , "Don't fall down and worship tobac co, good people of North Carolina! No state was ever solidly built up on ...... anything so nasty. v . Now, DON'T! L If you think that Jersey mud is cleaner than North Carolina sand, you are perfectly welcome to the opinion but don't spend all your time dinning it into the ears of the people. At least take time enough for your meals. If it is your firm conviction that Mt. Washington in New Hampshire is higher than Mt Mitchell in North Car olina, all right. But keep still about it, and then-people won't find out the towering sublimity of your ignorance. Supposing you do think that you can give light where light is needed, you must remember that too much light is bad for the eyes. What the people need is rest, and protection from tlie glare of your electric brillian cy, ; Don't say "up North"for a mon at least. - ' -Give, oh, give us a rest. A dollar bill neatly folded and en closed in a letter to this office will bring you health, happiness and fifty two Pine Knots, enough to warm and light vour fireside for a year. The. cheapest way isn't always the best; People sometimes spend more in trying to economise than it would cost to meet the expense squarely, and the result is almost always unsatisfac torv. . ' " See the Yankees and the Johnny Rebs at work up there, side by side," said a promineut Southern gentleman of this locality, not long since, as he pointed to a gang of carpenters at work on a j large building. It is even so. They are working side by side, all too busy to be anything but friendly , even if there was the slightest disposi tion that way. ;Jiut there isn't. An old Union soldier, in getting bis pension, needed the signatures of two Fitnesses. He applied to two men who had both served in the Confeder ate army.!' "Certainly," said they, "we'll do anything for an old soldier, i i a '. i ? .1 . ? i i . ' ' J" anauon-i- eare-wnicu hub ne was on- ' earthy neighbor Durham That's the universal feeling. Now arid then a fossil is dug up which hasn't yet discovered that tlie war is over. But these are so scarce that there-are-n't enough; for one apiece in the scien tific museums of the country. The waver of the bloody shirt had better fold ment and It would be strange, wouldn't it, if the cotton that was woven in Lowell, Mass. to make the shirt you are now wearing, my jolly farmer had grown in vour own field, last season. Rather a roundabout way to get a shirt. The cloth ought to have been woven in a factory on Little River, perhaps. The people of Durham are going .to invite the Northern visitors to the fair out to their town to live. If they ac cept, an excursion train will be run from Raleigh to take them to their new home. We're afraid yon want : the Let us have a few down this way, please. j TO NORTHERN LADIES. At the last meeting of the Wake' county Association of Northern and Foreign-born Citizens, held October 0, a resolution was unanimously adopted, inviting all ladies of Northern and for eign birth now living in the State to join this and kindred associations in helping to make our display and cor. vention at the coming Stats Fair., to be held m this city, October 2G to 29, a success. All information in regard to space, &c. will be cheerfully fur nished by the Secretary, Wm. C. Cram, ' i Raleigh, N. C. . North Carolina can boast the best class of settlers that have blessed ap portion of this blessed country. They are enlightened, of American birth, and bring no isms, no stilted, imprac tical views with them. They, como with honest hearts and propose to help build up unimproved places, with a sincere Intent to develop, to the best of their ability, this fair land. They have infused new life and activity wherever they have pitched their tents. -r Webster Herald. up his ensanguined gar " silently steal away", or go . into tlie aucuon ousuiess. ine people have no further use for himl DON'T! The Rum Devil has got to go, in fact is going now, but sulkily and with a good deal of fowling. Timid people are afraid, and say "Oh, dear, how nice and comfortable everything was until these fanatics went and stirred up our good devil with a Prohibition pole! . Why can't they let him alone?" Never mindi, dear chicken-hearts, he's Agoing all the same and not joy with him. NO- Destruction, and j huuger, disease and death, his faithful satellites, -attend his steps. j . When, a year ago last April, we left Massachusetts, with our editorial wardrobe packed in a paper collar box f and came to North Carolina, we didn't f expect to find our favorite doughnuts There's a subscription list open at the Pink Knot office for money to buy those instruments ; for the Weather Observing and Signal station. Every property owner in this vicinity ought to help as a matter of investment, for these observations are what will tell to the doctors and scientific meii what a marvellous climate we have, and that means crowds of cuitors. Come, give us your autograph! J A JUMBO PEAR. Mr. W. A. Brown, of Davidson Col lege has a remarkably fine specimen of fruit in the shape of a pear, of the Duchess variety, which weighed one pound and three-quarters. The only . sort of a glass jar that could be found large enough to Tiold the pear was one of the jars used in batteries at the tel egraph office, and into this the pear was put and submerged in alcohol. It is to-be exhibited at the approaching fair. This pear grew, on a tree that was set out last spring, and is un doubtedly the finest specimen of fruit ever grown in this section. Charlotte Observer. ' wasting and codfish balls' every morning for breakfast, and we "were not disap apointed in that. We didn't find them. Moreover we found many things that -1 ' - - -" - -, ' " were new to us in the mariners and customs of the people. Some of these novelties were agreeable and some were not. But at the start we made a steel-riveted resolution that we would not say on all possible and impossible occasions "Well now, up North we have things so and so," aid '0h, no, I we don't do it that way upKorth"and i 'Up North,; you know, cabbages grow . . f, i very much larger than thesei and are There are eight cotton mills m Gas- v . j . I, . ton countv, all within six miles of Mt. tramed on trellises up over he front noren. c.e. cue. etc. - ) CRANBERRY IRON. , It is known that our North Carolina Cranberry iron has been converted in to good Bessemer steel, without ming ling it with any other metal. We see now that no iron is used in the , con verter of the South Tredegar works, at Chattanooga, except Cranberry, smelted with washed coke. The steel produced is excellent. The Chatta nooga Tradesman says: "We have gone along in spite of the able prophets who have constantly warned us that disaster is just ahead. They have croaked on their dead limbs e ver since 18G9, while the South has built blast furnace capacity to make 1,000,- Tlie Japanese persimmon was intro duced into this country some ten or twelve years ago, by Thomas Hogg, of New York, and by him disseminated -with great liberality. , It will probably prove a very valuable fruit every where south- of Memphis, Tenn. In southern Arkansas, the experience so far shows it to be -every where reliable, the climate and soil both suiting it ad mirably, so far as known. But right here I must call a halt, for I have not seen enough of this. -fruit growing in garden and orchard to pass an opinion on it from personal observation. I have seen the trees growing in many" places South with fine health and vig or; have seen and eaten of the fruit and know it to be both handsome and 000 tons of metal a year, and is now P er (ou a ne indications are that us nonnern limit will eual or surpass tliat of the very hardiest figs. J). li. "Win, in N. Y. World. Holly adding 245,000 tons a year to the list. As it has been with our iron develop ment, so will it be in the growth of! our steel production, only more so." j - .This is a gratifying announcement; j The pleasantest things in the world and the more so since success in this are pleasant thoughts, and the great direction will certainly stimulate1 effort j art of life is to have as many of them 1 elsewhere. News and Observer. j as possible. Doree. fa

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