Beacon Flashes – 6 Dec 1889

Beacon Flashes
December 6, 1889
pg. 3

  • Mr. Dennis Biggs of Williamston was in the city this week.
  • Miss Fannie Carstarphen took charge of a school at Sans Souel on Monday last.
  • Mrs. Josephine Tarkenton, of Tyrell Co., is the guest of her mother, Mrs. E. Ludford.
  • Attorney S.B. Spruill made a visit to Williamston this week on professional business.
  • Mr. H. W. Neal and Master Johnnie Neal made a flying trip to Washington on Friday last.
  • Mr. L. E. Jackson, who has been absent at West Port, Ind. for some time, returned on Tuesday.
  • Mrs. Nancy A. Boone, of Lenoir county, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. John Stocks, on Main street.
  • Miss Nettie Ayers, of Norfolk, has been the guest of her uncle, Mr. W. C. Ayers, for the past week.
  • Died – On Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, at his home near this town, Mr. Johnnie Phelps, aged 18 years.
  • Misses Sousie Brown, Edna Sallinger and Loulie Freeman, of Sans Souel, were visting friends in the city during the past week.
  • Edward King (col.) has succeeded Pros. Armistead, deceased, as porter of the Latham House. Ed is a polite trustworthy boy and works hard for the interest of the home.
  • Mr. Montie Fagan was united in the holy bonds of matrimony last night at White Oak Chapel, Martin county, to Miss Inez Smith. Rev. Mr. Tyson officiating. The happy couple have our best wishes for a long and prosperous life.
  • The funeral services of Prosper Armistead which took place at the colored cemetery on Monday afternoon last was largely attended by the white people of the town, and the manner in which Hon. Thos. S. Armistead officiated was the most impressive. He pronounced the benediction in an elegant but solemn manner, and from the eyes of that mingled assembly of races dropped many a tear of sympathy.
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