Relatively Random

In going through the newspaper articles, searching for stories and notes about people, there are often little bits and pieces that are interesting, but that do not necessarily shed light on the life of any particular individual. If the articles have some substantive information about the locality, I post them under the town category, i.e., Scotland Neck NC Snippets.

But, I did not want to lose these little random entries entirely. So, they will be posted on the sidebar to the right and rotated through. When one is rotated off the side bar, it will be added to this page. Enjoy!

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May 22, 1884 (The N.C. Republican, and Civil Rights Advocate, an African American newspaper out of Weldon, NC)

The insolent civility of a proud man is, if possible, more shocking than his rudeness could be because he shows you, by his manner, that he thinks it mere condescension in him; and that his goodness alone, bestows upon you what you have no pretense to claim.

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March 8, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 1st page)
It is hard to eradicate the old fogy idea that, because our grandfathers and fathers had fences and thus and so, we must follow in their footsteps. Let us at least try the new departure and if it does not prove successful we can return to the old fashioned worm fences.—Kinston Press.

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June 2, 1815(American Recorder, a newspaper of Washington, Beaufort, NC, 3d page)
From the Edenton Paper
In cherning for butter, always have an open space for the air to have free access to the cream. If you stop up the orifice, as is customary, to prevent the cream from splashing out, you may churn for hours in vain! Butter is produced by the union of oxygen with the cream, and more butter will be made and quicker, and of a finer flavor, if you have your churn sufficiently open, than if you have not an aperture of proper size.–One experiment will convince you of this

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March 15, 1883 (The Commonwealth)
We learn that Judge Phillips’ charge to the grand jury on Monday was two hours long.

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April 26, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page)
[From the exchanges]
The editor of the Goldsboro Bulletin wants a telephone line from Snow Hill to Goldsboro. He wants to cuss a man in Snow Hill; wants him to hear it, but wants about twenty miles between them.

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May 10, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)
If you want a better newspaper why don’t you give us the news when you come to town?

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May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)
The News-Observer say that Wake county has the handsomest courthouse in the State.



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