Thus far in my indexing, I have come across two notices that mention W.C. Ayers and his garlic machine which he patented. A notice in the July 5, 1889 issue mentions that he is testing his machine and a notice in the November 29, 1889 issue stated that he had gone up north to look after the interest of his machine.
I decided to search for his patent. Google has recently partnered with the US Patent and Trademark Office to digitize their patents, and sure enough, It was easy enough to find!
His patent application was filed July 16, 1889 and it went through on January 22, 1889. Patent No. 396,678.
I search of other patents from Plymouth, North Carolina reveals a few more. I shall post on them later.