Posted by rbeaconblog on Feb 20th, 2007
January 3, 1890
- Mr. J. H. Leggett spent the Xmas vacation in Williamston.
- Master Tommie Rogerson is on a visit to relatives in Norfolk.
- There were 19 marriages in the town during the year 1889.
- Mr. Henry Alexander, of Columbia, gave us a call on Wednesday.
- Rev. C. W. Robinson made a short visit to Washington this week.
- Prof. C. W. Toms spent the holidays with his parents in Hertford.
- The Rt. Rev. A. A. Watson held service in Grace church yesterday at 11 o’clock.
- Mr. J. B. Willoughby has accepted a position as salesman with W. C. Ayers.
- Mr. W. H. Cooper, who has been North for the past week is expected home today.
- Rev. J. B. Askew, of Montross, Va. is home on a visit to his father, Capt. C. W. Askew.
- Sergeant, H. W. Hornthal, of Bingham’s School, spent the holidays with his parents in this city.
- Dr. H. P. Murray has moved his office to the building next to Mr. C. L. Pettigrew’s law office.
- Mr. A. H. Mitchell, editor and proprietor of the Edenton Fisherman and Farmer, was in the city this week.
- Messrs. Willie Hall and Henry Freeman, of the Suffolk Military Academy, spent the Xmas holidays home.
- Mr. A.L. Fagan and son, master Robt. of Norfolk, were visiting Mrs. S. W. Beasley during the holidays.
- Miss Jennie Felton, of Gates county, is the guest of her cousin, Miss Sallie Landing, on Jefferson street.
- Mr. F. G. Bahmann, of Edenton, spent the Xmas holidays with the Business Manager of the Beacon.
- Mr. J.A. Willoughby, formerly with W. C. Ayers, has accepted a position as salesman with Hornthal & Bro.
- An oyster supper will be given by the young men of the town at the residence of Mr. J. P. Hilliard to-night.
- Rev. Wm. Pettigrew of Ridgeway, has been the guest of his nephew, Mr. C. L. Pettigrew, for the past week.
- Mr. J. C. Benjamin, representing Hume Minor & Co., piano and organ firm, of Norfolk, Va., spent a few days in the city this week.
- We are reliably informed that Mr. L. E. Jackson will at an early date open a first class barber shop in this town. We trust the report is true.
- Mr. Johnnie Whaley, one of the professors in the Western Maryland College , is home on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Whaley.
- Engineer Hefron, formerly of Windsor, has moved with his family to this town. A hearty welcome is extended to all who may seek homes in our midst.
- Ye editor and business manager, returns thanks to Mr. W. T. Spruill for an invitation to attend a ball given at his residence at Lee’s Mills, on Monday night.
- Mr. Al. C. Howcott, after a pleasant visit to his mother, Mrs. L. N. Howcutt of this city, left for his home in Washington D. C. on Monday.
- Misses Annie and May Whaley, of the Western Maryland College, are spending the Xmas vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Whaley, in this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Alexander and daughter of Washington, spent the Xmas holidays in this city as the guests of Mrs. Alexander’s father, Mr. L. H. Hornthal.
- Miss Chlode Morgan, who has been spending several months with her sister Mrs. J. O. Midgett, in this town, left for her home at E. City on Wednesday.
- Mr. David Everett of Rocky Mount accompanied by his daughters, Misses Ida, Lena, Deborah and Mollie spent Xmas in the city as the guests of Mr. Benj. Nurney.
- Mr. Joseph Robinson, wife and child, of Dendron, and Mr. Horas Philips, wife and children of Whaleysville, Va., spent the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Whaley, of this city.
- Dr. E. E. Murray, our popular young dentist, left on Tuesday morning of last week, for Boston, Mass., where he was gone to accept a position. Earnest was a clever young man and we regret to loose him from the business and social circles of our town, but we wish for him a life of happiness and prosperity in his new house.
- Mr. W. K. Rankins, of Lowell, Mass., was on a visit to his sister, Mrs. George Houston, whis week. He was accompanied by a cousin, Mr. Joseph Rankins, of same place. While in the city, Mr. W. K. Rankins subscribed to the Beacon. Mr. Rankins is formerly of Plymouth, having been born and reared here, but when upon the verge of manhood he went to Boston, where he learned the watchmaking trade, and is now in that business at Lowell. We wish him unbounded success.
- The colored people held an emancipation celebration on the 1, inst. Quite a large number from this and other places were present. The Tarboro band was in attendance, and the day was spent in marching through the streets, speeches, etc. The orderly manner in which the negroes acted is very creditabel to their race, though there were often over five hundred present, not a fight or any despute of any kind occurred which showed that the colored people of Eastern Carolina are a set of well behaved and intelligent citizens.