Local News from The Wilson Advance for Friday, 19 Apr 1878


            The Messrs. Westbrook are supplying our market with strawberries — price 30 cents per quart.

            Mr. S.M. Warren has received his new stock of Spring Goods and is offering great bargains to his customers.

            Mr. B.H. Tyson offers some buggies for sale cheap for cash or on time. Read his advertisement in to-day’s paper.

            Mr. E.J. Bass and Miss Bettie Woodard, daughter of Isaac Woodard, Esq., of this county, were married at the residence of the bride’s father last night, Elder Pate officiating.

Mr. F.W. Barnes and Capt. H.G. Whitehead are clearing the way to commence next week the erection of two fine brick stores on the corner of Nash and Tarboro streets.

We are pleased to learn that Gov. Z.B. Vance is expected to deliver the annual address before the Wilson Collegiate Institute at the approaching Commencement on Thursday the 27thof June.

The Rev. Dr. Closs, Presiding Elder of this District, preached in the Methodist church last Sunday both morning and evening. His sermons were characterized by great ability and learning and sustained his high reputation as one of our finest pulpit orators of the day.

The ADVANCE office is indebted to Messrs. C.W. Westbrook & Co., and Messrs. J.S. Westbrook & Co. for nice treats in the way of Strawberries. The Newnan Prolific seems to be ahead of all others though, Mr. C.W. Westbrook has favored us with some also of the Wilson Albany, Monarch of the West and Triomphe de Gand varieties.

Both Messrs. C.W. Westbrook & Co., and Messrs. J.S. Westbrook & Co. have flourishing Nurseries and stand in the front rank of Nurserymen in the South, and deserve a liberal patronage from North Carolinians.


            Mr. C.W. Westbrook made the first shipment of garden peas from Wilson on Wednesday last, the 17thinst. He shipped 30 bushels to Baltimore and Philadelphia. This is earlier than usual by several days.


            The boys and young ladies are anticipating much pleasure at the first Pic-nic of the season, which comes off at Barefoot’s on Saturday week the 27thinst. We return thanks to our young friends for an invitation and wish them a pleasant time. — The managers are James Lipscomb, Herbert Rountree, Joe Davis, Chas. Latham, Vernon Moss and James Rountree.


            Mrs. Battle, Mrs. Richard Blount and Mrs. J.H. Foy and children left on Monday for their new home in St. Louis. Whilst their departure was a source of regret, they have the best wishes of our entire community for a safe and pleasant trip and the enjoyment of health, happiness and prosperity in their Western home.

            Capt. J.R. Thigpen of Edgecombe, was in town this week.

            H.G. Connor, Esq., was called to Wilmington on professional business this week.

            B.H. Bunn, Esq., of Rocky Mount, was in town yesterday on professional business.


            We give below a list of the township Executive Committees as appointed at the last county Convention. These gentlemen will meet the Central Committeee I Wilson next Thursday for the purpose of consultation I regard to the time and manner of nominating county candidates:

            WILSON — H.G. Whitehead, F.A. Woodard and John Barnes.

            BLACK CREEK — W.E. Yelverton, T.J. Meacham and D.R. Eatman.

            CROSS ROADS — Josiah Barnes, P.L. Barnes and Jessee Lucas.

            SPRING HILL — Simon Barnes, W. Hinnant and Robert Raper.

            OLD FIELDS — B.J. Bunn, A.B. Boykin and J.M. Burnett.

            TAYLOR’S — W.W. Farmer, A.M. Thompson and S.P. Clark.

            TOISNOT — J.D. Wells, J.W. Crowell and W.G. Barnes.

            GARDNERS — Coffield Barnes, J.M. Taylor and T.H. Bridgers.

            SARATOGA — J.J. Bynum, N.D. Owens Sr., and S.H. Tyson.

            STANTONSBURG — Ed. Barnes Sr., H.M. Thompson and J.M. Amerson.