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JOSH. T. JAMES,
T.UITOH A WD PKOPBIXTOm.
,nuw.'Rl HTIONB. POSTAGE PAID.
One Tear, f f. 00 Six months, $2 60 ; Three
u.oaiiiB, f 1 at ; U montn, tu cenu.
u.ud will be delivered by carrier,
,f charge, in any part of the city, at the
d,.t rat, or U cents per wee.
Advertising rates 'ow and liberal
ntjr .Subscribers will pleaae report any and
.11 failures to receive their papers regularly.
AND TRULY !
BROWN & RODDICK.
45 Market: Street,
KE STILL UNDERSELLING the
market ainl would advise all wno are .
want ..f DRY GOODS to BUT NOW.
r ry iie who ha anv idea of tbc present
state of the market must be aware that
K ire selling a great portion of our Stock
BKM-'W what it can be replaced for.
H ivine bought largely m anticipation of
th? advance we have determined to give
oui friends the advantage and at thJ same
time uke this ui thod of increasing our
We have a LARGE STOCK, of ihe
abov' and at popular pr ces, viz, 10c to 50c
'JhII and examine our line at 15, 20 and
'.'c. It will pay you to do so.
10S inches wide for 35c and 40c.
Plaid, Stripe and Plain, Nainsooks and
Cambrics from 12-jC.
Bishop and Victoria Lawnp,
Plain ami Figured hwiss, also India Mulls,
Piques, ah qualities. A good article
for 8 cents.
9-4 and 10-4 Linen Sheeting, Linen Pil
iow Casing, Damasks, Napkins,
Doilies, and Towels,
Fans and Parasols.
We really have the largest Stock of the
above South of New York, and are of
feringthem at BOTTOM PKICES.
Our Stock in this department is really more
complete at this time than ever before
a-u embraces many novelties.
WE SELL TDK PACIFIC LAWNS FOR
T2 Inches square, ALL WOOL, $1 each.
Hosiery & Underwear
Ladies', Gents' and Children's in FULL
LINES, We are ofleung a Great Bar
gain in Children's Strip d Hose
lor iu cents.
M Rockingham a, 7. ;
4 4 I.nke George A A, 7c;
test (juality Plaid Homespun, 9c; &c, &c.
Call and look over our stock; it- will pay
you. We have not spacs to enumerate.
From cents Upwards !
XT' SOLE AGENTS for Devlin & Co.,
of New York, for Ge ta' Clo hiug made to
order. A beautiful line always on hand.
By Sole Agents for FKANK LESLIE'S
Cut Paper Patterns.
Brown & Roddick.
Only 5 Cents per Glass
for Soda Water
yiTH THE CHOICEST
r- , FRDIT SYRCPS.
to sale by
JAMES C. MUNDS. Druggist,
Thbri street, Opp. City HalL
p THE CLOTHING AND
FURNISHING GOODS L12E, at
Hats. Cu. u , ooths' Suits,
ens, Hosiery, Qloret, Ac., Ac, and
uaarted, 71 eentt, Laundried, $1, at 1
f SHRHE'8 TWO STORES,
R. T. Hiidbmo. inspector of Naval
Read Carreway't local ad.
W. J. Pottk a Missionary Colporteur.
Grand Moonlight Fxc.rsion.
Excursion by the First Fresbyte tan S.n-
Wa8hiotoh Catlbtt, Principal Cape
Fear Military Academy.
P. Hbisimbsik A Literary Treat.
S.ataa's Anything in the Clothing Lino.
J. C. Moxm, DruggUt 8oda Water.
This ia growing wt
The taste for black silk mittens is on the
New style hosiery is mottkd with em
Now the children are lontriae for the
Every man who has decision of charac
ter will have enemies.
Wraps for the summer are made of India
caa'iinere in me natural coior.
1 he soda fountains have been fizzing
and sizzing at a tremendous rate.
Among the many roada to death, most
men take the longest they can find
Girls should remember: "When igno
r ..nee is bliss, 'tis folly to be wives
Cucumbers, colics, cramps and
may' be now considered as in order.
fcThe Richelieu striped hosj are t till in
favor this spring for ladies and children.
It is your good nature and not your
fine furniture that makes home attrac
Very pretty and popular stockings are
ot plain-colored Lisle thread, Dei by rib
The flea is said to be the politician of
the insect world. He is ever itching for
Guard agains dunking too much ice-
water when you are in a heated condi
Ecru and plum color are favorite com
binations for street and evening cos
tumes. Think less of the vipers which may
attack you, and more of the duty that
lies before you.
Strawberries are reasonable as to price
t its week, but too acid to to eat without
copious supplies of sugar.
The work of laying a cable for the
elephonic exchange across the Gape Fear
twaa commenced this morning.
A clock is said to fce the only thing
that can run on "tick" and give satisfac
tion to itself and every one else.
It is sometimes difHcult to decide which
gives the most pleasure to hear our
selves praised, or to hear others run down.
Chemisto ayer that there's more
strength in buttermilk than brandy, bat
the politicians and the bummers say they
have no faith in chemistry.
A cigar that is smoked too close will
geoerate"nicotieniana." So thinks a noted
German physician. This will prove
profita le for the cigar dealers.
Rather than divide it we publish the
Decoration proceedings of to-day, includ
ing Mr. Canaday's speech, on the fourth
page of this issue. The pressure of local
matter on this page forces us to do this.
The annual meeting of the Ladies
Memorial Association will be held at
the school room of Misses Burr and
James, on Saturday afternoon, May, 31st
at 5 o'clock.
A a ounce of prevention is better than a
pound of euro. A doee of Dr. Ball's
Baby Syrup will assist your Baby in t
teething, and prevent it from being at
tacked by Cholera Intantum.Colie or oth
er diseases with which Babies suffer.
Comfortable chairs, clean towels, sharp
razors and competent workmen at Carra
way s. Best bay ram, colognes, oils and
that justly celebrated Hair Tonic always
on band. With five competent and ex
perienced workmen t I am prepared to do
the best work with quickness and des
Fer the Old country.
Mr. Julius Haho leaves on Sunday
morning foe a visit to the old country
Qe will go by rail to New York and sail
from f ew York on Saturday next for
Bremen haven. He will visit all places
of interest in Use old country. We wish
him a pleasant visit and a speedy return.
WILMINGTON, N. C,
The C F M A.
The next eeeeioo of the Military
Academy begins October 1st. under the
management of Oapt. Washington Oat
lett as Principal Oapt Catlett is well
known to our people. He has been cot -
nected withjthe Academy froso the da e of
of its revival by Mjor Burgess and has
given ample evidence of his ability to
control as well as to teach the pupils of
t tat institution, f he rooms have been
neatly fitted up and the school will open
next October with a thorough equipment
and a full corps of competent teachers.
Alff Lodge L. of H.
A lodge ef Knights of Honor, with thir
ty three charters members, was organized
iu Rockingham, Richmond co. , a tew days
ago. Our informant states that the mem
bership is composed of the best material
of the town and that persons who were
restricted of account on age from being
beneficiary members have sent ia their
applications as honorary members. The
lodge numbers forty beneficiary and hou
orary members. New lodge are being
established in many portions of the State
and in consequence thereof the member
ship of the order is being rapidly increas
ed. Why Letters are Detained.
Our attention has been called te an
article in the New York Sun explaining
why letters are so frequently delayed in
stead of going directly to the address.
It is because the writers do not place the
aames of States in the address. It should
bijborne in mind that there are in the Uni
ted States 7 Pbiladelphias, and of Brook
lyns, 18; of Williamsburgs, 20; Balti
more!, 5; Bostons, 10; Buffalos, 15; Bur
lingtons, 17; Charlestons, 17; Chicogh, 4;
Cincionatis, 7; Cleveland g; 10; Day tons
25; Detroits 15; Lowells, 15; Milwaukees,
3; Nasavilles, 14; Omahas, 5; Pittsburgh!,
8; Portlands, 14; Richmonds, 22; Spring
fields, 25; St. Josephs, 15; St. Pauls, 12;
Toledos, 7; Washingtons, 30; Wilmiag
tons, 13,andk8 called Memphis and 4 called
St. Louis. When these facts are considered
it will be seen how necessary it always is
to include the name of a State in the
direction of a letter, a newspaper or a
The Other Race Bees Offered.
There was a little race on the river yes
terday which was "not down on the bills"
but which proved none the less interest
ing because of its being impromptu. The
steam tug Nyce challenged the Passport
for a race from the Dram Tree to the
Market Dock. The A'yce started ahead
of the Passvort but the gao was soon
closed and the Passport glided by 1 e
ehalleneer as cracefullv as a duck. The
Nyce tried to get into the Passports sue
tion but Captain Harper threw her stern
around and backed water up against the
During the short race there was evinced
considerable interest on both boats
The venerable agent of the Passport
stepped down from his pinnacle of de
corum, planted his feet on the horse pipes,
waived the rim of his hat off and wore
but two pocket handkerchiefs telling the
Nyce good bye. Capt. Harper was at
tending to business and chuckling in
wardly over the 1 soft thing." Frank
Wilkersoa, the Mate, had the crew
sweeping the decks off to make the
steamer lighter, and is willing to bet
twelve months wages and his official po
sition on the boat that they could beat
the Nyce one mile and a half in a race
from the Dram Tree to the Market dock.
Engineer Ellenhaust was serene and
placed his thumb on his nasal organ,
wiggled his finders at the engineer of the
Nyce and pronounced the parting words
ta, ta. Gibbs, the cook, 6 red up the
galley stove and in his con
tortious got bis head rammed
in a pot which was on the floor, while
his legs described semi-circles on the wall.
Frank Bryant, the silent man-on the-
(quait r-deckwas supposed to have fallen
overboard, but was finally discovered
dancing the fisher's horn pipe on the rud
der head, and helping the steamer along
with a canoe paddle. After all of the
cook's excitement in firing up the galley
stove with flour, coffee and potatoes and
placing wood and coal in the pots, the
steam gauge of the Passport registered
only twenty eight pounds. Her victory
was owing grea ly to the decks being
swept off and the work done by the canoe
paddle in the hands ot the silent-man
on-t he-quarter -deck, who had changed his
base for the oorasioo.
Some ot the imported dresses are entire
ly without flounces or
FRIDAY, MAY 30,
Repository and Reading Rooms.
Capt. W. J. Po-t-sr, Missionary Colpor
teur for the coast of North Carolina and
Bahama Islands, has established a reading
room and repository In Smithville, wLere
newspapers and religions works will be ac
cessiDte to tbos-e who wish to use tbein
Capt. fitter will start out on his, work in
a few days. Soe advertisement in another
i Perilous Leap.
A fin setter dog, which had been over
looked and locked-up in the third story
ot the Evans block, on Princess street
probably at the meeting of the Red Men
last evening, became hnngry and impa
tient to-day and delioorately jumped from
the window to the pavement below,
distance of some thirty feet. He was not
killed but one of his shoulders was badly
fractured. Five minutes after he took
the leap, his owner came down with the
key of the room to look for him.
The Lecture To-Night.
An hour of rare intellectual enjoy
ment is offered in the lecture which is to
be delivered this evening by Gen. Colston
on "Modern Egypt", a subject which
there is no man West of the Atlantic
who is more capable of handling than is
he. During his term of service in the
Khedive's army, Gen. Colston embraced
the many opportunities presented to in
form hionself fully as to the manners and
customs of the people of that country and
the v ew which he was enabled to sktt;h
will be handsomely illustrated through
the stereopticon. We bespeak for him a
Urge and appreciative audience.
A Very Narrow Escape.
We have learned of a very narrow es
cape from a terrible accident by Gen. It.
L. Colston yesterday. He was in the
Opera Houae at the time, engaged in
geuerating gas which is to preform a
part of the illustration of his lecture,
when the retort exploded with fearful
toroe, driving a piece ot the copper into
the woodwork of the stage and igniting
it, and inflicting some painful injuries en
Gen. Colston's person. He was in his
shirt sleeves at the time and his clothing
was set ou fire but, fortunately, he had a
bucket of water near at hand and at once
put out the tire. Gen. Colston had just
left the retort when the explosion occur
red, otherwise he might have been
knocked down and rendered senseless and,
as he was the only person in the building,
a serious disaster might have resulted.
A it is, all is well. It was a truly Provi
Moonlight Excursion and Coucert-
By reference to our advertising columns
it will be seen that the Cornet Concert
Club propose on Monday evening nex
to give a moonlight concert and excursion
to Fort Fisher on the steam yacht Pass
port. The Italian Band will furnish
music for dancing and during the evening
the fine male quartette will render some
of their choicest pieces. Sufficient time
will be allowed at Fort Fisher for prom
enades on the beach and surf bathing,
and toe committee have concluded to fur
nish refreshments to those who want
them. Everything which will be condu
cive to the pleasure and comfort of the
excursionists will be done, both by the
committee and Capt. Harper, the justly
popular commander of the Passport.
The majority of the time of the court
was taken up this morning with the trial
of Glasgow Hill, upon the charge of bur
glary. The prisoner was ably represented by
Messrs. E. S. Martin and T. W. Strange,
who were the counsel appointed by the
court to conduct the defense. Mr.
Solicitor Moore conducted the prosecution
in behalf of the State. After the con
clusion of the argument by the counsel,
His Honor Judge Meares delivered the
charge in his usual lucid style and pre
sented the law bearing upon the case in
the most comprehensive manner to the
jury. The jury then retired and alter
agreeing among themselves returned with
a verdict of larceny. Judge Meares
passed sentence upon the prisoner of ten
years, at hard labor, in the State peuiten -
Judgment was taken in a numb.r of
set fa eases, after which the court ad
journed between 1 and 2 o'clock until 10
o'clock tomorrow morning.
Two colored miliu y companies from
Fayettenlle, forming a part of the Firth
Battalion, S. C 8. G., arrived bere last
A. P. Hurt, and take
part in the exercises tnis afternoon.
Sudden Death at the Porcell Home
The inmates of tie Purcell House
were much shocked this morning en learn
ing of the sudden demise of Monkey
Wdker. She has been an attache of the
Purcell iiouae for the last eleven years,
was always faithlul and trunty, was wide
ly known aud highly esteemed, and nat
urally leaves behind a host of sbrrowlul
She was the mother of quite a number
of children, but most of them are oft in
different portions of the country. Two
of the younger ones, however, were with
her ia her last moments, and soothed "and
comforted her. Requiescmt in pace
Although a dog, she was, as H. C. says
"high toned and res pec' ab e "
The Interest Divided.
Two little colored boys, J. J Wi'smi
and Mike Pedeu by name, got into an
altercation down on the wharf yesterday
during the progress of the boat race atd
just after the fleet had rounded the buoy
the first time, which for a time divided
the interest of the large crowd assem
bled on the wharf,about one half of which
the part composed of small boys, was di
vided between the contest between the
boats on the river and that between
the two little pugilists on shore. The
police, however, arrested the belligerents
and took them to the Guard House. This
morning Wilson was discharged, but Mike
Peden, a notorious little scoundrel, was
held and will remain in the cell a few
days longer to feast upon bread and wa
As has been stated by us already, the
Sunday School of the First Presbyterian
church will have an excursion to morrow
to Lake Waccamaw. Ample arrange
ments have been made to assure a pleas-
ant day to all who may go. The cars
will leave Union Depot at 8 36 A. M
aud return by 7 o'clock.
Ihe Pasaport on her excursion down
the river to-morrow will stop near the
old site of Fort Fisher and allow those
who wish to disembark to throw a cork
and line for a few sheep head
and in the afternoon will return and take
all the sheep-head on board again.
Ihe family excursion given at the
Hamme place by the Lutheran Sunday
School to. day, was well attended, judging
by the number who nave gone up from the
city. They are all expected to return
here by sunset.
Mr. R. T. Henderson, of Pender coun
ty, has located in the city as an idspector
of naval stores and will give prompt and
close attention to all business entrusted to
his care. .
Don't forget the Family Excursion to be
given on the Passport to-morrow, by Prof.
The stores on Market and Front streets
ill close their doors, , commencing on
Monday next, at 7 o'clock.
Hon. D. L. Russell, M. C. from this
district, is in the city on a short visit.
TO LAKE WACCAMAW,
HATURDAT. MAT Slst
Under the auspices of the FIRST PKES-
BTTKRIAN SUNDAY CdOOL.
Cars leave Front 18 1. Depot promptly at
1.36 A. M., and will return by 7 o'clock, P.
If. Fare for the round trip 60 cents. Tickets
can be had at the cars.
Grand Moonlight Concert
TJSDEB THE AUSPICES
ef the CORNET CONCERT
CLUtf, to FORT FISHER on the Passpobt,
MONDAY EVfiVIffG, JUKE 2.
Sot will leave Mtrket Dock at 7 o'e.ock,
and return at il o'clock, sharp. Italian
8tr'ng Band will furnish music for dancing.
Refreshments to be had on board. Tickets 60
cents. Committee of Arr.nrementa :
. B. MITCHELL, J E. WILLSON,
U. D. iJCRKIMER.
COLPORTEUR FOR THE COAST OF
NORTH CAROLINA AND THE BA
HAMA ISLANDS WILL YIIT Wil
mineton and the Hounds daring the atenth
of J tae : from Soath Carolina line an to
Cape Fear daring Jmly ; from Cape Fear up
to Cape Lookont darinz she month of An-
gust ; from ape Lookout to Ha tera and to
State Line of Virginia and Roanoke Island,
daring the months of Sep em er and Octo
ber; rrytng fan Lght.hip and Bahama
Islands daring the Wi
P. O. SmithviUe, K. C ma
We will be glad to receive commanK-atioas
from our friends on any and all subjects o t
general interest bat :
The name of the writer meat
nished to the Editor,
always be far
Communications most be written on o.ly
one side of the paper.
Personalities must be avoided.
And it is especially and particularly uoder
ttcoi tbat the Editor does not always eado te
the views of correspoa dents unless so state
in the editorial columns.
Cape Fear Military Academy.
T"E NE r SESSION OF 1UK Cape
X Fear Military Academy, a ruilitarv.
scientific, classical and cnuniercul schoo'l
begins October 1st, 1879.. ScbcolVwSi
newly fitted up : scImh,! thoroughly tt, ,iu.
ped ; full corps of competent teach, r em
ployed. Full particular iu circulais will
R. T. HENDERSON,
Inspector of Naval Stores.
WILMINGTON, X. C.
07- Will srive prompt and personal at
tention to all business entrusted to his care,
may :0 lw-dArw.
UNDER TBE AUSPICES OF
To SMITHVILLE and the FOR TS,
. SATURDAY, MAY ,1.
Italian String Band. T ckets '0 cents;
Children and Servants 25 cents,
FEW PERSONS can be accommodated
with board in Smithyille at $16 per month,
or $1 00 a day. The house it located in a
6neg-ove, is open to all bretzes and it the
meat pleasantly tituatid house in the village
may 29 lm GEO. L. BAXTER
Over the Water,
THE OCEAV HOUSE, at RmittmHe, it
the most delightfully situated Saloon 10
the town, is surrounded by water and open to
all breezes. Tae beat of Liqnors, Wines,
Beers and Cigars on hand. Excursionists
will tind it the most comfortable place on fib e
wa'er front to pass the day and induce in
may 29-1 iu BRYAN MORSE, Prop.
Visitors to Smithville
WILL FIND THE BEST LIQUOR",
Wire?, Beer aud Cigars at my place.
The celebrated Delmonico and Blae Grass
Whiskeys, Dry Wines, Champagne and Mil
waukee Beer always on hand. Sardines and
Pickels for convenience of excursionists, at
J. D. DAVIS',
may 29-2m Just back of Garrision.
A Literary Treat.
GAIN WE HAVE ONE OF THOSE
interesting Nove's by f e author of "The Odd
The CtThosf ol Rr lhrook.
It is a most readable story. The style is
animated, the tone it pure and healthy, and
the whole story it thoroughly entertaining,
A large supply just received aad for sale a t
may 29 live Book and Music Store.
Furniture ! Furniture !
A Large Assortment 'of
WALNUT CHAMBER SUITS ! I
to be told at the very bottom prices.
Walnut Wardrobet, Sideboards, Extension
Tablet, Marble Top Tables, Ac, Ac., at well
at eommon Chamber Sets, Bedsteads, Chairs
and Rockert of all sorts, Looking Glasses,
Mirrors, Parlor 8uite, Lounges, Shades, Bed
ding and everything belonging to a Firrft
Class Furniture Establishment.
Alto, another lot of tha celebrated Geauin e,
Stewart Sewing Machines, a real comfort.'
For tale at
F. A. SCHUTTE'S,
26 and 28 Front and 11 to 15 Dock ats.
Horse for Raffle.
fJIHAT FINE BAY MARE SALLY Fast
Trotter. One hundred chances at 2 each.
may v15-tf C. H. LEGG, Ag't.
Office Clerk & Treasurer,
City of Wilmington, H- C.
May 27, 18T9.
THE DOG ORDINANCE POR 1871 gees
into effect MONOAY. Jane 2 J. 187.
Badges can be had on application at V .
office. HEN .y SAVAGE.
may 2S-3t Treasurer A Collector.
LEUTUKE. WILT, UK DELIVEU-
ed a( the Opera House on FiMay eveniug
next, at 8 o'clock, by General R. E. ls
ton,apon Modern Egypt and his rrpiirfwtcn
there. Admission oO cents. Tickets fo.
sale at the book and drug store.
.B. 1 be lecture will be brillianttv H
ustrated by numerous stereopticon vie w
from photographs takn in Egypt.
may Z7. Mar copy :jt-
Honest John for Baffle !
HONEST JOHN IS A BAT GELDING,
16 heads high, weight 1069 pounds, u
sound aad gentle, and eaa be safely drirea
by ladies. Guaranteed to ti ot a mile in 146.
THRICE HONORED CHAWGES AT ONE
DOLLAR EACH. Can be
land's rotables. Apply ta