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' JOSH. T. JAMES,
cnTToB AND PROPRIETOR.
SL'BHCRttlPiONS, POHTAGK PAID.
months, 1 55 One mouth, 50 centa.
rr.c payer wil b delivered by carrier.,
r of charge, in. any part of the city, at the
tbore rate, or 13 Cents per week.
Advertising rates low and liberal
G)rSiiLcriber will please report any and
siiurecto receire their paper regularly.
a hioht 8t McKoy Duff Gordon fcuer-
A Co-Buggie.4, Harness and
T B. li kmdkrhon A Co Still they Come.
L-vaa A Muacmsos We CrTer a Large
p. V binibsrosr Blank Books.
i C. Htktsojc Thing: You Want.
C. K )ies rHRAL Tb New and Popular
Boot ind Shoe Store.
W ;;ruM DYKr0 E8TABLISKMBHT
Gent'' Clothing Cleaned.
Prescript oas Accurately Compounded at
Milier'u Drue 8tre.
j. (J. Munbs, Druggist Soda Water.
A 8n-iiEa-The Diamord Shi t.
y,.g S. A. 8ruca Aiillinery Goods.
'ow is the
time to eat strawberry
As the sleepy spring fevir comes on
get out your awnings and yawniags.
A compliant is made that bakers work
io veu days in the week. Do they never
Upwards at 200 pounds of frqsh meats
were condemned and sent out of market
Do not giro advice to an angry man.
You might as well try to put out a bon
fire with cups of ice cream.
The turnpike presented a lively appear
auce yesterday afternoon. There were
not less than one hundred vehicles on it.
The officers ol St. John's Parish Sun
day School are discussing the ways and
means and wherewithal of a May excur
sion ami picnic.
That rain we had last night and this
morning was Tery refreshing and . was of
incalculable beueb to the farmers and
truckers in this section.
An absent minded professor astonished
his class by asking, if a schoolmaster beats
a hoy two hours with a ruler and kills
him how thick is the ruler?'
Why is it that the umbrella man al
ways comes around on a wet day and
begs the privilege of carrying off your on
ly hope of shelter to be repaired?
In compliance with a general order from
Adjutant General Joues an election for
tiM officers of the Fifth Battalion K. O.
State Guards will be held in this city to
morrow. It is impossible to tell much about this
weather. Men who a week age left off
their chest protectors and brought out
their linen tiousers, are calculating how
much a tombstone will cost.
As spirituous liquors will injure men,
so opium or morphia will harmfully af
lect the baby. Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup
is tltc remedy for the baby. It is free
iroui opium. Price 25 cent.
1 he item of spirits turpentine was ac
culenta ly omitted from the exports of the
steamship Benefactor, as published by
us on Saturday; she carried out 770 casks
of spirits. Wo publish the list te-day
Five Arrests but no Court.
There was no City Court this morning,
owing to the indisposition of the Mayor,
hut there are five culprits in the lock-up.
arrested &iuce our last report all, await
ing the trial of their cases which will
probably take place to morrow morning
at the usual hour for the sitt'ng of the
Chief Marshal for Memorial Day.
Col. Henry G. Flanner has been select
ed by the Ladies' Memorial Association as
Chief Marshal for Memorial Day and has,
we understand, accepted the honor. C l.
Flanner was a galiant soldier, having
served with much distinction throughout
the entire war, and the selection is cer
tiinly a most appropriate one. The
Lames of his Aides, who are to be selocted
conjointly by him and the Ladies, will be
The Hop Last Friday Nijjut.
The hlop of the. Com us Club, on las
Friday evening, was largely attended and
thoroughly enjoyed. We were present
for a short time and found the young
folks doing their best to extract from the
occasion all of the enjoyment it could
yield. A lingering thonght in the minds
of all that it might prove the last Hop of
a thoroughly delightful season but added
zest to the spirit of the dance. The
music was very good, the floor managers
polite aod attentive, the ladies fair and
beautifully dressed and the gentlemen
eager for every dance. What more can
The Last of the Crop.
The last of tha paanut crop is Gndfng
its way into market uow and the plant
ers in this section are busy preparing for
this year's crop. There hie not been
much money of late years in planting pea
nuts but there is probably as much in
that crop as in any other. Cotton is too
uncertain an 1 turpentine seems to have
"played." The acreage in peanuts this
year will be somewhat larger than it was
The Iuds Ones.
As a pleasant wiudmg up of the silver
wedding festival Dr. and lira. JBern'aaim's
children enterta'ued a large number of
their juveuile friends on last 'Saturday
afternoon. There were some seventy five
of them present and they were entertaiu
eddelightfally, receiving as much atten
tion and finding as much enjoyment as
did their elders on the
evening: of the
No Fruit at Topsail
We had hoped for better news from the
Sounds, relative to the fruit crops, than
has come irom the interior , but we under
stand that in the Topsail section, both
peaches and apples have been almost en
tirely destroyed. This conflicts with the
theory that has of late been g lining ground
to the effect that in sudden cold weather
fruit is safer near the water than it is at a
distance from it, because of the heat im
parted by the water to the atmosphere sur
Down The River-
The steam yacht Passport took down
thej-iver yesterday the first lot of Sunday
excursionists of the season. They wore
rather few in number but mighty in their
capacity for enjoyment, having taken on
beard as much of that article as would
have gone all around in a regiment and
with some to spare for the cooes and the
camp-followers. Don't misunderstand us;
we refer here strictly to salt air, sea
shells, raocoon oysters and so forth.
Iloni soi qui mal y pense.
Wednesday night, April 2rd, two col
ore-d convicts, Peter Eaves, of Lincoln, and
Robt. Shaw, of New Hanover, at the Nar
row Gauge stockade near Hickory, had
a quarrel, then a fight, which resulted in
the death of the latter. Shaw knocked
Eaves down, tben Eaves struck him in the
side with a knife whieh entered the heart,
then cut him again on the arm, in the
breast and cut bis throat. Shaw died al
most instantly. It is said no blame can
be placed upon the guard or any officer
as tne fatal blow was struck before it was
known and done so quickly that no distur
bance was raised. The boy was buried
Thursday in the colored graveyard in
He was convioied of larceny at the Jan
uary term, 1877, of ourCriminalCourt and
sentenced to three years in the penites
tiary. He was carried to Raleigh, Feb
ruary 8th, and subsequently sent with
o her prisoners to work on the Western
North Carolina Railroad. As his time
wa3 nearly out his mother was at the
Sheriff's office a few days ago making
inquiries about him, etc. and seemed to
be looking forward to his release with
much pleasure. Shaw was about twen
ty one years old.
The Governor and Major Gilliam re
turned from their trip to Wilmington
yesterday. They were feted from the
moment ot arrival until thoy boarded the
train to return to business duties. They
were welcomed every where, and the Gover
nor knows now how the, Cape Fear people
feel towards their chief executive when
they like him tmd honor him. He brought
back besides a healthful bronzed complex
ion from. the sea shore, the liveliest re
membrances of Wilmington and Wacca
maw hospitality. The good people there
captured the Secretary of State and hold
him as a hostage for their return of' the
Governor and his ally, the gallant Major.
We never expect to see the trio together
in the capitol again. Dr . Worth is very
savage at 1 eing left oat, and mutters
fearful things about his being as able to
dance as kc; and the first Assistant
Secretary gnashes his teeth wh?n he is
told what Capt. Myers and Col. Short
said about h m, and what that distin
guished veteran, Col. Kerchner, was just
on the point ot remarking when be heard
that his pay had been doubled, and that
the Governor was thinking of making a
full General of him. Everybody wishes
that he would. Wilmington! The Sound,
and those boys! North Carolina aia't a
bad place to live in; is it? Raleigh Observer.
ijirjii ' JTT a
WILMINGTON, N. C
Concerning tha lew Cisterns to he
Built by me City for the Use or the
Fire Be part men t and the Location
of the eld Ones
Wo are indebted to Captain Chas. D.
Myers, Chairman of the Committee from
the Board of Aldermen on 'Fire Depart
ment' for the following information con
cerning the location of the different fire
cisterns in this city as well as the locali
ties selected where now cisterns are im
mediately to be built. The locations of
old cisterns, with the number of barrels
capacity to each, areas follows:
Ouevou Snxth asd Cistle streets, with a
capacity of 250 barrels; one on Third and
Nnn, 360 barrels; one on Sixth and Ann,
300 barrels; one on Fourth and Dock,
500 barrels; one on Fourth and Princess,
500 barrels; one on Fourth and Orange,
300 barrels; one on Seventh and Market,
400 barrels; one on Fourth and Walnut,
300 barrels; one on Sixth and Red Cross,
250 barrels; one on Fourth and Bruns
wick, 250 barrels; one on Seventh and
Bladen, 300 barrels; one on Fifth and
Swann, 250 barrels; ono on Seventh and
Swann, 300 barrels; one on Fourth and
Harnett, 200 barrels; one on Sixth and
Harnett, 800 barrels; one on McRae and
Chestnut, 450 barrels. Total capacity,
The above mentioned cisterns are all
in good working order to-day.
In addition to the above a contract
has been concluded with Captain R. S.
Radcliffe, for the building of seven more
cisterns in the localities named below:
One on Fifth and Taylor streets, with a
capacity of 250 barrels; one on Third and
Campbell, 400 barrels; one on Third and
Milberry, 400 barrels; one on Fifth and
Chestnut, 500 barrels; one on
Eighth between Dock and Orange,
300 barrels; one on Second and
Church, 300 barrels; one on Fifth and
Wooster, 300 barrels. Total capacity et
new cisterns 2,450 barrels. Aggregate
capacity of cisterns already built and
those to be constructed 7,650 barrels.
The selections of sites for the new cisterns
were made by Captain Myers and the
Chief of the Fire Department, Col. Roger
Moore, conjointly. The cost of the new
cisterns, according to the terms of the
contract, is not to exceed $1,700 and
this, we understand, is SO 00 less than
any other bid that was snt into the Board
At every cistern there is to
be a well located alongside for
the purpose of supplying the
cistern with water and every new cistern
and well is to be built with Wilmington
brick, plastered over one inch in thickness
with Portland cement, the work to be
guaranteed without need of repairs for
one year. The new wells are to be fur
nished with new supply pumps of the
A well keeper, we understand, is soon
to be appointed by the City, whose duty
it shall be to keep the cisterns constantly
filled, and the Chief of Police, we are fur
ther informed, will be charged with the
duty of having the cisterns inspected
daily in order to ascertain if the well
keeper has carried out his instructions.
When the new cisterns shall have been
completed, the average distance between
the cisterns throughout the city will be
about 500 yards. This Captain, Myers
thinks, will furnish this city with a sup
ply of water for the Fire Department
equal to any city of equal sieo in the
country that, like Wilmington, is without
Tho Coming Race.
Monday, May 5th, is the day set apart
for the race on the track at the old Fair
Grounds. Extensive preparations are be
ing made and as there will be a small fee
exacted four persons entering their horses,
the race will be spirited.
Official Postage Stamps, &c.
It has been decided at the postoffice
department that the official postage stamps
can pe used to pre pay postage and registry
fees on official mail matter after May 1st ;
that official mail matter can be transmitted
through the mails nnder cover of the pen
ally envelopes trom officers of the govern
ment to private parties after May 1st ; that
official postage stamps may be sent by offi
cers of the government to pay return post
age in answer to communications on offi
cial business sent to private individuals ;
that, however, the particular mode pro
scribed for the use of "penalty envelopes,'
renders it improper, it not unlawful, that
they should be need nnder any circum-'
stances by other than an officer of the gov
Sunday School Excursion.
The Sunday Schools connected with
the First Baptist Church and tho Brook
lyn Mission Sunday School will go on an
excursion to Waccamaw Lake on Wed
nesday next. They will leave and arrive
on the regular train, extra cars having
been chartered for the use, behoof and
benefit of the excursionists. Tickets for
those not belonging to the schools who
would like to pass a day in the enjoy
ment of a jride into tho country and a
ramble upon the shores of the oeautiful
Waccamaw, can be had for fifty cents for
the round trip
. i .
TTlM Wrtllftffcrl tin,.,
a a it uuuuvu ax V I ijrj'
The horse belonging to the Wilmington
Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1,
which was so severely injured about three
weeks ago while going to a fire, is doing
well under Dan. Q dnlivan's c ire. The
swelling is being rapidly reduced and the
wound is entirely free from fever. The
animal looks well, is in good order, gets
up and down at will, and when Dan
thinks the hoof which is split is strong
enough be will put on a shoe to keep it
together. He has done well in his man
agement of the horse and what he does
not know about a horse's ho.f is hardly
J; or the Beview.
I am glad to be able to say that the
most delightful trip that over was given
to or enjoyed by the young people of the
Northeast river, was given to them on
Saturday the 10th inst , by that sterling
and enterprising gentleman, Capt. Jo.
Bisby, on the steamer Clinloa, from
Ormsby's Bluff to Croom'u Bridge. As
the gal. ant little steamer ploughed her
way through the deep and qiiet waters,
her crowd ef passengers looked forward
w ith eager eyes to c tch the first glinpse
ef the throng which was waiting her
arrival. Arriving at Croom's Bridge , we
found that the p ?ople from the surround
ing country had turned out en mtsse.
The old, the middle-aged and
tho young of both sexes were there.
At 12 o'clock W. T. Bannerman, Esq.,
took the speaker's stand and made an
able speech. At the conclusion of his
address J. T. Bland, Esq., a promising
young lawyer of this county, addressed the
audience, and he was followed by Mr. C.
Rowe, who kept the audience in perfect
good humor by his happy wit and trite
sayings. Alter the speeches came the
dinner which had been prepared by the
good ladies of this section of Pender, and
which was as good as heart could wish.
The festivities of the day were concluded
by dancing, when all who desired cou 1
join in the healthful and pleasing exerc sj
by tripping the "light fantastic toe."
Second round of Quarterly Meetings, M.
E. Church, South:
Whiteville, at Way .nan May 3 4
Smithville Station May 7
Smithville Circuit, at Zion May 10-11
Wilmington, at Fifth Street.. .May 17-18
Wilmington, at Front Street.. May 24-25
Topsail May 28-29
Onslow May 31, June 1
L. S. BUBKHEAD
But few persons are aware of the great
amount of grapes raised in New Jersey.
Alfred Speer is known to be the larges.
wine grower east of tho Rocky Mountainst
His Port Grape Wine is the best, and is
considered by physicians and chemists as
the beat wine to be procured. It is or
dered to London and Paris, where it is
becoming very popular among wealthy
families. For sale by J. C. Munds, P. L
Bridgers & Co and Green & Planner
A card. .
To all who are suffering from the er
rors and indiscretions ol youth, nervous
weakness, early decay, loss of manhood
&c, I will send a recipe that will cure
you, FREE OF CHARGE. This great
remedy was discovered by a missionary in
South America. Send a self-ad ireased
envelope to the Rev. Joseph T. Inman,
Station D, New York City.
On Broadway, Now York, the great
thoroughfare, a prominent feature of even
that famous street, convenient to all places
of interest, and noted for its luxurious
appointments is situated the Grand
Central Hotel, which is now kept on
both plans, the American at $2.50 to
$3.00, and the European at $1 00 and
upwards, per day. An elegant Restau
rant, at moderate prices, is conducted by
the Grand Central.
iss S. A. Strock?
JS OPENING THIS WEEK A VERT
Handsome and well selected stock of
Something now in Patters Bonnets and Mats
reostyod wookly. sgt as-st
AD VERT I a E hi ho Wilmington Jonrna
One of the odlest weekly papers pah
rner Water and
RENT'S CLOTHING CLEAN E 0 ANI
Dyed tqual to new, at
Wilmington Dyeing Establishment,
apl 28-3t Ma-ket bet. 2d ar d 3d sts.
T MIL' ER'8 D'ug Store, Corner 4th
and Nan street?. Parker's Hair Balsam
and Ginger Tonic. Bull's Cough yrup, ilil
ler's Borehouiid Cough Syrup, just in
upen t;av anc JNight.
ti!l they Come.
900 BBI'S. FAMILY and Super Flour,
w 25 Bbls Baldwin and Russet Applea,
30 " Poerlei? Potatoes,
75 Boxes Carolina Sua Cured Tobacco,
19 4 Oranges and Lemons.
A large lot of Hams. Pnultrv. Ktrmr A
In lots to suit the trade by
T. B. HENDERSON A CO.,
pi 23 Front Street.
Harness & Saddles,
FOR SALE AT
3rd st., opposite City Hall.
REPAIRING DONE WITH NEATNES8
HORSE-SHOEING A SPECIALTY
The New and Popular
Boot & Shoe Store.
32 MARKET STREET.
THE PIONEER OF LOW PRICES !
NO OLD STOCK TO WORK
OFF AT ANY PRICE !
All New Goods, selected with a great deal
of care, in accordance with the times.
All of my Goods warranted,
of the prices :
A Lady's nice Cloth Budkin, from 60c to
A nice Kid or Pebble Morocco Newport
Tie, from 80c to $1 25.
A Gent's nice Box-Toe Gaiter, from $1.25
up to the best.
My Ladies' and Children's Department is
A call at my pla
and a fair comparison
are all 1 ask.
Beware of old st ck.
money for nothing.
You will spend jour
Re member, no trouble to show my New
Stock. Respect ully,
32 Market St.
apl 28 Sign of the Little Boot.
We Offer a Large Stock
Bought Low at Close Prices.
35 000 Bu8h,1'rime White Corn,
Boxes D. S. and Smoked Side,
2QBb!a Sugars, all grades;
Hhds New Crop Cuba Molassee,
rrvBbli Cuba, N. O. and S. E.
5Q Bbls Choice Family Pork,
JQQ Tubs Choice Family Lard,
1 200 B Ur'-1 a?rde
2QQ Bbls Distillers' Glae,
1 500 Bd!s Hoop Ir0B'
2 500ew Second Hand sPirit Caak?,
300 BalM H,J-
70Q Bashs Oata,
1 , A Tons Gaanape Gnano,
lDKJ Ac, Ac, Ac
Williams V j iirchison.
Wholesale Gro. A Com. Merchant,
apl 28 -d Aw.
QF ALL STYLES AND SIZE.4?, from
the srualkst memorandum to the largest
fulUbouad Blauk Hook.
Statiouery of every description . Note,
Letter, Bill and Cap Papers.
Envelopes Note, Letter and Offic'al
Inks, Inkstands, Paper Weights, Pen.",
Penholders, Clip Files and Mucilage , of
every variety. For sale cheap at
Lire Book and Music h, tors.
We will be glad to receive ccd monuatk ns
from our friends on any and all iobjectaof
general interest bat :
Tre same of the writer nmst alwayi be fu
ciahed to the Editor.
Communicatiors most, be "written on on'y
one side of the paper.
Personalities must be avoided.
And it is etpecially und particularly und
strod that the Editor does not always endo M
the yiews of corre?i ondeDta, unleas so stato
in the editorial columns.
Things You Want.
p TENT EVAPORATED AM)
SUN-DRIED APPI ES,
Blight Pried Peeled reaches,
Fresh Apples, in Gallon Can,
C an ied Pine. Apples and Peao'ies,
The Best Ginger Snaps ia the city,
Porto Rico, New Crop Cuba unJ New
Ture Cider Vinegar,
Capers, for Spring Laub,
N. C. Hams, Sides and Shoulders,
Fenis,' Sugar-Cmed Meat?,
Smoking Tobacco, tax ott,
Apollinaris, Ilur.yadi "Janosv and
Seltaer Mineral Waters,
C ilije Roasted daily.
The Finest Teas and all the Delicu
cis in Canned Goods-at
JAfL C. STiMWS.
Boatwiight & McKoy
ludirect'y that they had a sum d soiue
thing which they arc not entitled
to, that is, adults of the
We publish for the benefit ot whom it may
concern, a portion of a letter rr
C( ived by them :
APRIL Sth, 1 -V.).
"Messrs. BOAT WRIGHT & Mf EOT,
"WILMINGTON, N. C,
Gents We received
' this A. M-, a letter from Messrs. Galwey
"& Casado, controllers in the United States
"of the DUFF GORDON S1IEHR1ES in
"which they state we have no cufetcuien
"there (meaning Wilmington) at present,
"and are therefore willing that Messjs
'BOATWRIGIIT & McKOY handle the
"WINES EXCLUSIVELY until furlbe r
We have certainly the
LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE
" Stock of
EVER OFFERED IN
The State of North Carolina,
Prices Very, Very Low.
Boat wright &'McKoy.
5 , 4l 7 Worth rront It.
apl 28 U,
YyiTH THE CHOICEST
FRUIT SYRUi 8,
For sale by
JAMES C. MLNDS, Druggist,
spl 21 Third street, Opp. City UaiL