The following are items taken from 'The Carthage Blade' in the column entitled Local Briefs.

Names mentioned. Note: A person may be in more than one article. I have only listed the name one time.


Allen, Lydia
Anderson, H M
Barber, W H
Bell, Supt
Bethune, Colin Dr
Black, Postmaster
Black, W E
Blue, W A
Brady, J A
Brown, J W
Caddell, J M
Cagle, Geo
Cagle, Mathew
Cameron, Jno A
Cameron, N B
Cameron, W J
Cashs?, D B
Coffin, J M
Cole, B
Cole, Joe S
Davis, D F
Davis, Le
Fagan, J M
Fagan, J W
Ferguson, K M Dr          
Fields, Taylor
Foote, H A Jr
Foushee, Wm S
Graves, G C
Gunter, J M
Hamilton, W A
Harrington, J H
Honeycutt, R A
Jackson, Lee
Jones & Kennedy
Jones, Hayes
Kelly, A C & Co
Kennedy, J W
Maness, Kizzie
Matheson, C N
Mathison, Geo
Maxwell, Dougald
McDonald, D A
McDonald, H M
McDonald, John A
McDonald, W H
McFadyen, Gideon
McIver, B J
McIver, Capt
McKenzie, Duncan J
McKinnon, Wm A
McMillan, A
McPerhson & Weatherspoon          
Monroe, C F
Monroe, D D
Murchison, Ben
Muse, J C
Muse, L W
Neal, Walter N
Petty, H T
Powers, J W
Reynolds, Elijah
Richardson, W B
Ritter, J H
Ritter, J S
Seawell, Frank
Smith, W P
StClair, D F
Stutts, W T
Thompson, E S
Vaughan, John
Wicker, Evander
Wicker, J T
Wicker, M D
Williams, D P
Williams, Jas A
Williason, M D
Worthy, E S Mrs
Yarborough, J R


The Carthage Blade

Thursday Feb 6, 1890


Read ad of Surgical Supply Co

See land sale notice by George Cockman, Commissioner.

Miss Lee Jackson, of Prosperity, spent a few days in town last week.

Walter H Neal, Esq, of Laurinburg, was in town this week on business.

Sanford has organized a branch Building and Loan Association. So says the Express

There was quite a large crowd of people in town Monday. Indeed, it looked like Court week.

A large quantity of land was sold at public auction here last Monday, and the prices ranged higher than usual.

FOR RENT - My store-room two doors from P.O., on Main St. - Mrs. E.S. Worthy, Carthage NC

Pure N.C. Corn and Rye Whiskies and Brandies for sale by W.B. Richardson, at his store on his farm, not to be drunk on the premises.

Prof Loisette’s Memory System is creating greater interest than ever in all parts of the country, and persons wishing to improve their memory should send for his prospectus free as advertised in another column.

The play at the Academy last Friday night was pronounced by all as being very good. By request it will be re-produced next Friday night. We can safely assert that it will be much better.

FOR SALE. A splendid farm in Warren County, 1 1/2 miles from Macon, on R. & G. RR This land is adapted to the culture of the celebrated bright tobacco, cotton and the cereals, etc. It contains 663 acres. Will sell cheap for cash H.A. Foote, Jr, Carthage, N.C.

If you want Seed Oats, Bacon, Corn, Flour, Meal, Ship Stuff, Landeth’s Fresh Garden Seeds, Farmers & Planters almanacs, Sugar, Coffee, new Orleans and Porto Rico Molasses, Tobacco, Cigars and Snuff, Drugs and Stationery, at lowest cash price, call on B.J. McIver

A number of the “Lock Box” patrons of the Carthage Post Office have requested us to ask PostMaster Black that in opening the mails whenever practicable, they will be very glad if he will distribute the daily papers first, that they can be read while waiting for the other mail to be opened.

We regret to see the statement in the Express that Messrs. McPherson & Weatherspoon, of Sanford, have failed. Their liabilities are put at $3,000, with $6,000 of assets. Bad collections is the cause. We hope they may be able to arrange their affairs satisfactorily, and resume business again.

A member of Capt. McIver’s family received a letter on January 23rd which was mailed at Laurinburg on the 21st of Nov. last. Now, we would like to know where that letter had been for those two months. Somebody has flagrantly neglected their duty. And this by no means the only case of the kinds we have heard of. Letters have been ten days coming from Cameron to Carthage.

TEN NIGHTS IN A BAR ROOM at the ACADEMY IN CARTHAGE on FRIDAY NIGHT NEXT, FEBRUARY 7th - Let everybody go and see this excellent play. Proceeds to aid the Academy building. Usual prices of admission, 35, 25, and 15cts.

We are pleased to quote the following: The young gentleman spoken of is a son of Mr. John A. McDonald, a former resident of this county. We are gratified to learn of the successes of his son, who graduated at the N.C. University in 1887: “Mr. W.H. McDonald has been promoted to the position of manager of Heath, Springs & Co.’s business at this point, a position of great responsibility and trust, and one for which, Mr. McDonald is particularly well qualified. Mr. McDonald has been a resident of Kershaw now several months and having made a friend of every man whom he has been brought in contact, the knowledge of his deserved advancement is a matter of considerable pleasure to his friends - Kershaw (S.C.) Era.

Do you desire to die? Not hardly, but you must some day, and you desire to be nicely buried. That will be an easy matter, for Mess. Jones & Kennedy, of Cameron, keep constantly on hand a nice stock of coffins, burial cases, etc. Orders promptly filled at any hour, night or day. When you need anything in their line send to them, they will treat you right.

FIRE COMPANY - A petition was circulated on our streets last week praying the Town Commissioners to take some steps toward the organization of a fire company. The movement is in the right direction and we hope our city fathers’ will not hesitate in this matter. It is clearly their duty to provide protection from fire. This matter has been already too long deferred. The Court House might have been saved if we had had a well-disciplined fire company. We are sure that our Commissioners are men of sufficient brains to see the necessity of such an organization, and no time should be lost. The expense of organizing and equipping a hook and ladder company will be only about $100. Carthage is on building boom, and her people can not afford to run the risk of having the town burned down for the lack of this necessary protection. Let the company be organized before the dangerous march winds begin to blow.

REGISTERED MAIL - All registered matter for Carthage has to pass through the Cameron office. And as our Cameron mail only come once a day, the registered mail is always a half day, and often a whole day, behind. This is a nuisance, of which we have heard a good deal of complaint, and it should be corrected. If we are to have two mails a day, we desire the full benefit from them. We can see no earthly necessity for the registered mail passing through the Cameron office, but if it MUST go that way; let us have two mails a day from Cameron, and require the postmaster there to open the railway mail pouch as soon as trains on the main line arrive, and send the Carthage mail by the connecting train. There is plenty time to do this, yet if mail matter for Carthage reaches Cameron on the evening train, it must lay there until next evening. We hope that Supt. Bell, of the Railway Mail Service, will make these necessary changes.

OUR ADVERTISERS - It is very gratifying to us to know that our merchants who have been liberal advertisers, are doing such a prosperous business. Look at the difference in the business of the merchants who advertise and who do not. Everyone of the Carthage merchants who have been regular advertisers in the Blade report a large increase in purchases for the past six months, while those who do not advertise have greatly fallen off in their purchases. These kinds of things show what advertising will do. Mess. A.C. Kelly & Co. increased in purchases from $4,800 for the first six months of their mercantile existence, to $10,400 for the last six months. Their business is increasing all the time. Take another case, that of Mr. W. A. Hamilton, the Raket Store man. He opened business here about a year ago with a very scant stock of goods, but he advertised, and turned over his money rapidly, and today he has a handsome stock of goods, and a growing trade. Mr. W.E. Black started business last September on a very small cash capital and a few hundred dollars’ credit. He Advertised, and has several times turned his money over, has a nice stock of goods, is out of debt, and is enlarging his store preparatory to putting in a line of general merchandise. Mr. A. McMillan has not long been an advertiser, but he reports a great improvement in business since he begun. Thus it is, the world over, men who let their business be known in a neat advertisement in their home paper always outstrip their less enterprising competitor in the race to fortune. It don’t make any difference whether you like the editor or not, if you do not advertise in the home paper you’ll find yourself left. Mark these words.

At the Commissioners’ meeting last Monday, the following business was disposed of, viz:
B. Cole allowed $9.53 for stationery for Clerk’s and Register’s office
D.F. St Clair $3.75 for printing notices, etc.
Joe S. Cole $2 1/2 fees in case of State vs Ben Murchison
Annual Statement of D.A. McDonald, c s c, accepted and filed.
Petititon for new road from Cabin creek bridge to Montgomery line was laid over until next meeting, and the Clerk instructed to advertise as required by law.
Wm A McKinnon, $720.00, as part payment for rebuilding the courthouse.
Dr. K.M. Ferguson $10, and six jurors, $1 each for holding inquest over Dr. Colin Bethune.
John Vaughan and Douglad Maxwell each $1.18 1/2 fees in case State vs D.P. and Jas. A William’s.
A.M.D. Williamson $30.05 for keeping jail.
D.B. Cashs(?) $1.38 for supplies furnished Kizzie Maness, pauper.
Lydia Allen, col., allowed $3 month for her support.
Report of L.W. Muse, Warden, received. His official bond was also accepted.

Below we publish a list of the jury drawn by the Commissioners last Monday for our next term of Court, which convenes Monday, March 3rd:


L E Davis
J R Yarborough
J H Harrington
W H Humber
Taylor Fields
J C Muse
J W Powers
J W Brown
J M Caddell
D F David
Hayes Jones
Duncan J McKenzie
Elijah Reynolds
H M McDonald
C N Matheson
W P Smith
J A Brady
W T Stutts
E S Thompson
H T Petty
Wm S Foushee
J S Ritter
C F Monroe
Jno A Cameron
M D Wicker
J H Ritter
J T Wicker
Gideon McFadyen
Evander Wicker
J M Coffin
J M Gunter
N B Cameron
W J Cameron
W A Blue
J W Kennedy
D D Monroe

Read adm’rs’ notice by Mathew Cagle.

We take pleasure in calling the attention of our readers to the new advertisements of H.M. Anderson and G.C. Graves. They are both well-known business men and will treat you OK when in need of anything in their line.

A large and enthusiastic audience, an excellent play and a corps of efficient actors were mingled together at the Main Street Grand Opera House last Friday night to witness the famous tragical drama, “Ten Nights in a Bar Room.” It was a “go” from the beginning, and the interest increased as the play proceeded. The situations, plots, &c, were all interwoven into one of the most enjoyable and exciting dramas that has ever been before a Carthage audience.
Mr. R.A. Honeycutt, as Simon Slade, captivated the crowd with his ready wit and genial good humor, and seemed to be in his proper element.
Mr. J.M. Fagan, as Sample Swichel, added much to the enjoyment of the occasion. His comical demeanor and superb acting was applauded time and again, and the galleries showed their appreciation by continuous roars of applause.
Joe Morgan, the drunkard and “jimjamest,” was impersonated by Mr. J.W. Fagan. His rendition was admirable, and if we had not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance, we would feel constrained to say “he had ‘em before.”
Mr. Geo. Mathison, as Romaio, “got there” with both feet.
Frank Seawell, as bar keeper, sustained his part we..
Deaton and Foote were pretty good on a fight, and appeared perfectly at home when in the bar with card table between them.
And the ladies, God bless ‘em, of course they acted beautifully.
The evening’s entertainment concluded with the laughable farce entitled “A Mischievous Negro.” This was well performed, and perfectly sidesplitting all through. Indeed, we laughed ourselves sore.
By request, the performance will be repeated next Friday night, Feb. 7, for the benefit of the Academy. We predict a crowded house, and they are deserving of it..........J.C.

By virtue of an order of the Superior Court of Moore county I will offer and sell by public auction for cash at the Court House door in Carthage, on Monday, the 3rd day of March 1890, at 1 o’clock p.m.
115 Acres of land in Moore county, NC on Watery Branch
29 Acres in said count on Buffalo Creek in said county.
30 Acres in said county on said creek.
Said land will be sold as belonging to the estate of George Cagle deceased to make assets with which to pay the debts outstanding against said estate.
Mathew Cagle, Adm’r George Cagle