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-r,: n;jtt Ppi'teio Tias the largest
Me. circulation, of any newspaper
2 injhectytf Wilmington.
rjl-known ocean steamsmp eapiaiu
The Indon Tcleyraph editorially
ru that "at present no substantial
tongues takes place either at Cambridge
which is hidden
Af the Armv Medical
jn a pnu"- ..- ,. - - .
Museum, has been polished and
bleached until" it looks like an ivory
Two hnndred German emigrants who
recently went to America, according to
,i. Jam' Gazette, returned to
IU V V w. r . w
Uerlin the other day utterly disappoint:
,l,-ntlwir -rnPftftt!OnS of thlDSS OH
yX ju iuva ;
thiisideof the Atlantic.
A London scientific paper says that a
ihbilder of mutton cdntain:ronc-third
wore bone than a legi and considerably
more tat and connective ti33ue, and
that, consequently, a" shoulder at 20
cents a pound is dearer than a les at 25
The Chicago Tunes says: "The fol
lowing interestins advertisement ap
pears in a Indon paper: 'Mrs. and
Miss May have left oft' clothing of every
inscription.' This even rocs ahead of
American women at the seaside water
ing places and at New York balls."
M. Borniche, a wealthy Parisian,
passed the last years of bia life in buying
pictures. lie dial recently and now his
collection is beinz sold. It consists of
S.OOO pieces. Two hundred works
sold on December 3 and 4 brought an
average of 11 each. The sales are to
be continued twice a month.
They have begun to enforce the
"four-mile" law inTennessee. It is vir
tural prohibition. As a result the river
steamers are freighted with jugs of
whiskey for private consumers. . The
W, Ai Johnson recently steamed away
from Paducah with 800 jugs for distri
bution along the river bank. r
The New York Times states that the
Standard Fire Insurance Company of
Ivondon has judiciously reinsured all
of its outstanding risks in the United
States and discontinued business on
this side ot the Atlantic - Unprofitable
business in London causes a de
ruand for the large sums deposited with
various Stale insurance departments on
this side of the water.
Cardinal Manning has issued an
order that a branch, ot the Catholic
Total Abstinence league of the Cross
be founded in every Catholic school,
and that the manager of each school
must be President and an abstainer.
Itc ha3 worked an extraordinary change
among the Irish ot Westminster. who,
from being generally poor and thriftless,
are now prosperous.
The observatory on the top of Ben
Nevis,1 Sootland. is now in good work
ing order, and M. Omand and staff are
domiciled there. The'last ascent was
made with difficulty, as the snow was
fourteen feet deep and a passage had to
be cut through. The party sank often
to the shoulder. The journey occupied
nine hours. The observators . will be
cut off for months from the world.
Andrew Carnegie is trying to get the
men employed by his Edgar Thompson
Steel Works nnar Piltshn
I work Jat reduced pay. He furnishes
them coal at two or three cents a bush
' el under the market price, promises to
open a family supply store where they
can get the goods at very near the
wholesale rates, and will give such of
them as have bought houses of the'ean
cern a reduction of twenty per cent, on
payments falling due in January.
The family of Edwards, one of the
wealthiest and most prominent in
Mason County, West Virginia, are
making strong offorts to establish their
claim to Trinity Church property, in
cluding eight or nine acres in the heart
of New York city and also several
thousand acres along the Hudson
IUyer. The family held a reunion at
Clifton, Thursday, when .an attorney
was employed and sent to New York
to take preliminary legal sicps in the
uteresl of the heirs. The Property is
valued at many millions of Collars.
TaVvfM BofIo Bill), of St
Jacobs Oil. It cures jpain. .
To Builders and others- Go to Jaco
s for Sash, Blinds and Doors, Glass,
fee. Yoa can get all sizes and at the
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VOL. VIII. WILMINGTON. N. G. WEDNESDAY JANUARY
IK DEI TO NEW .ADVERTISEMENTS.
WWT w,Jn a i i
y ii useks uigars i
S W No blk Hunting
C W Yates Chrisimaa Novelties
Heinsberger A Happy New Year
II C rnEMPEKt Fashionable Barber
Humphrey, Jexkixs & Co It Don't Matter
Muxds Bros. & J DeRosset Extract of
The receipts of cotton at this port to
day foot up 152 bales. j
This month has five Tuesdays, five
Wednesdays and five Thursday.:
There was a band of music parading
the streets last night until a very late
hour. .. ! i
Capt. Walter Coney, formerly of this
city, but now ofj Savannah r arrived
here last night on a visit of a few days
to relatives and friends.
How our opinious do ckange as we
grow older. In our youth we thought
that the stuffing wa3 the best part ot a
turkey, but now we.think that the turkey
is the best part of the stuffing. This
idea suggested itself to yc lopal as he
was svufling himself with turkey.
The Register of Deeds issued 193
marriage licenses during the year ended
December 31st. 1883, ot which 73 were
for white and 120 for colored couples ;as
against 217 in 1882, of which 81 were for
white and 136 for colored couples.
Fiyc blooded horses; one of which it is
said has a record of 2.11, passed through
here his morning for i Thomasville.
Ga., where they are sent "for the benefit
of their health." The car in which
they travel is yery comfortably furnish
ed and is padded so j that the animals
will not be injured in transit.! The
groom" who accompanied them says that
the five horses are worth &250.000, but
this must be receivedicMm qrano salis
Nor. barque Kerdelia, Pettereen,
cleared to day for London with 3.785
barrels of rosin, valued at $7 525,
shipped by Messrs. D. R. Murchison &
Co. Nor. barque Candace, Johannessen,
cleared for Fiame, Austria, with 3.610
barrels of rosin, valued v at $4,696,
shipped by Messrs. Paterson. Downing
& Co. Schr. Miry Lord, Lord, cleared
for Ponce, P. R., with 283.320 feet rf
mm ber, valued at $3,966.48, shipped by
Messrs. Northrop &Cumming; making
an aggregate of $16,187.48.
Interments! in 1883.
The following have been the inter
ments in the different cemeteries during
the ?car ended Dec. 3 1st. 1883 :
Oakdale 67 adults and 30 children.
total, 97; Bellevue 21 adults and 22
children, total, 43; Pine Forest118
adults .and 110 children, total, 228,
making a" grand total ot 206 adult
and -162 ' children ; grand aggregate
368. - This does not include the ins
terments in St. ; Thomas - Cemetery
nor those in the Pauper Cemetery, but
the entire total will not much, if at all,
exeeed 400 during the year. This,
reckoning the population at 20,000, is
20 to the thousand or one death during
the year- to every fifty inhabitants.
This is a gross estimate, of course, as
many of the above recorded deaths
were still-born infants. !
A Grave Charge.
A young colored man was arrested
this morning and taken' before U. S.
Commissioner McQuigg, on ttie charge
of robbing the U. S.f Mails. He was
bound over iin the sum of $1,000 for
his appearance at the next term of the
District Court. He gave the bond and
was discharged from custody. Some two
months ago a check for $25 Was sent by
a gentleman in this city to B Altman
& Co., in New York. It failed to reach
its destination but a few
days ago the draft was pre"
sented to Altman & Co , by another
house in New York, who had just re
ceiyed it froni "John Spindell," of
Wilmington. Altman & Co. refused
to endorse the draft and the matter was
at once placed in the hands of the Postk
office authorities. The letter which ac
companied the check was returned to
Wilmington and the case was worked
up by Special Agent W. F. Crawford.
The handwriting is alleged to be that of
the defendant , and hence his arrest.
The young man who is charged with
this very grave offence was seme few
months ago a clerk .in the Postoffice
here. His family arc respectable col
ored people and stand well in the com
munity, and it is out of regard for them
that we yield to the requests which have
been made of us and do not, at thisl
time, publish the name.)
Point Caswell 111. -
The ball at Point Caswell, which
came off, as per announcement,! on the
17th ult., was a; complete success In
every particular. Thare wis a large
attendance of ' old and young: and of
both sexes. Ladies were .present from'
Bladen, Duplin, Sampson and .Pender
counties and tne gallant young gentle.
men vied with each other in showing
them the courtesies due their charms
and the occasion. The managers were
Messrs O. O. Vollers, Walter Gaylor,
James H. Colvin, Colon Moore and W.
E.' Blacked whose untiring exertions
the success of the ball was in a great
! -T. : -
We understand that the several con
gregations of the Episcopal Church
in this city will unite in a meeting'in
behalf of Missions iu the new Diocese
of East Carolina, to be held in St. John's
Church next Sunday night, January
6th , being the Feast of the Epiphany. !
The Rectors of St. James', St. Paul's
and.St. John's will address the meeting,
and we tru3t that the attendance
will be full from each Parish and
that a zeal may be quickened, which is
so .necessary to the success of the new
Diocese. Wilmington is the stroug
point of Episcopal influence and wealth
in East Carolina, and the Bishop elect
should be made to feel that he is to have
hearty fand substantial support from
the Church here, ine public are in
Conrad the Corsair.
There was a small audience at the
Opera House last night, but those who
were present had lots of fun. The bur
lesque was rather stale and insipid, but
its dullness was relieved by the ' intro
duction of songs, dances and funny
sayings which made the entertainment
pas3 off agreeably. The singing of
Mrs. Oates and Miss Leonard was ex
cellent and their duetts were renderod
charmingly. The comic singing of Mr.
Henry Lindley was irresistibly laugh
able, and his appearance was always
greteed with rounds of applause. The
cojapany was accompanied by their
own pianist, who could execute rapid
ly and make more noise than we ever
heard produced from "a piano, but who
played without a thought of expression,
shading or phrasing.
Harbor Master's Report.
During the month of i December the
arrivals of vessels at this port were as
follows: j " j
S American steamers, 7 aggregating
5,159 tons; barque, 1312 tons; schoo
ners, 153,767 tons ; total, 23 vessels,
aggregating 9,238 tons. J
Foreignsteamer, l 1,771 tons;
barques, 18 7,328 tons; brigs, 2551
tons; schooners, 2 138 tons; total, 23
vessels, aggregating 9,788 tons ; grand
total, 46 vessels, aggregating 19,026 tons.
ARRIVALS FOB THE TEAK.
During the year ended December 31st,
1883, the number of vessels arrijrijjg at
this port was as follows :
American steamers, 69, aggregating
55,575 tons ; barques, j 62,167 tons ;
brigs, 7 2.249 ;tons; schooners, 162
42,522 tons ; total 244 vessels, aggregat
ing 102,513 tons.
Foreign steamers, 4, aggregating
6,356 tons ; barques, 14455,938 . tons ;
brigs, 40 10,976 tons; schooners, 9
969 tons ; total, 197 vessels, aggregating
74,239 tons, a grand total of 441 vessels,
with a grand aggregate of 176,752 tons
v Police Report.
The police made 60 arrests during the
month of December just closed1, for the
following offenses: , Affray, 3 white
males ; 6 colored m ales, 2, colored
females Committing a nuisance; 1
white male. Disorderly conduct, 5
white males ; 20 colored males ; 5 color
ed females. Drunk and down, 6 white
males. Failing to list poll tax, 1 white
male. Failure to pay license tax, 3
whites male., 6 colored males. Fast
driving, 1 colored male. Firing a pistol
on the street, 1 colored male."
Nationality of prisoners American,
white. 16; colored, 41 , Norwegian 1 ;
German, 2. ,
Applied for lodging, 27 white males ;
14 colored males.
Places of business found open at
Court fines collected for the month,
$56,751 i Pound, fees, $19.85.
' arrests fob the tear.
During the year just closed there
were 518 arrests by the police of the
city, for various offences, of which 215
were white and 303 colored ; as against
494 for 1882, of which 196 were white
and 298 were colored. 1
For Pocket Knives or Table Cutlery
go to Jacobi1 HardwareDepot. ' t
f : Cotton. . '
The receipts of cotton at this port for
the month of December; just closed,
foot np 14,923 bale3, "as against 25.140
bales in December 1882, a decrease' this
December of 10,526 bales. The receipts
of the crop year to date foot up 76,953
bales, as against 90,589 bales to same
uate last year, a decrease this year of
A Contemptible Wretch;
At about' 7 o'clock last Saiurday
night, Mr. Joh'n Smith," a blind .man,
who lives on Ann, between Sixth and
Seventh streets, with I his wife - and
- daughter, went to supper in the rear of
wio uouse, leaving me ironL. aooryun
fastened. After eating her supper, the
daughter came out of the. dining room
and found the door open. She closed
and locked it and went into the yard in
rear of the house, but returned in a few
moments to find trie door again open
This, as a matter of course, aroused
suspicion, and a search up stairs show;
ed that several trunks and boxes had
been broken open, from one of which
had been taken $90, that Mr. Smith
had bean saving for a sacked purpose
and- from another- $30, j which the
daughter had earned by industry with
her needle. The scoundrel took nothing
but the money, but the loss of that was
a cruel j misfortune to the unfortunate
and afflicted oM man. We hope that
the thief may be detected, convicted
and punished to the extent of the pen
alty prescribed by law. !
"Lives of ere'at men always remind
us that we are all subject to die." pays
an exchange, but never cough yourself
away as long las you can raise 25 cents
lor a: bottle of Dr. Bull'3 Cough Sprup.
H. C. Prempert
PERSONALLY IN ATTENDANCE at his
Fashionable Shavlngandllair Dressing Saloon
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at No. 7 South Front Street. None bit the
best work done and the best workmen em-
I " -" ! -v. - M. ' - 1 v.
ployed. Glveis a call. , jan2-tf
J OFFER FOR THEJTEAR 1884, the exclu
sive privilege of hunting on my grounds near
the Eastern limits of the city. Trice $25. ;
- jan 2 It j S. W. NOBLE.
SMALL GOLD PADLOCK fromjWatch
chaln. The finder will be suitably rewarded
on leaving the same at Portner's Lager Bee)
Depot, In this city,
jan 2-2 1
JOHN H. TIENKEN.
It Don't Matter
- . . i
JF THE OLD YEAR IS GONE AND THE
New Year has come,. HUMPHREY, JEN
KINS & CO., are still receiving at their Oys
ter Houne, No. 112 South Front Street, a fresh
supply every day of New River Oysters, Oys
ters shipped CO. D. Fresh Shell Oysters
always on hand, &c. jan 2
TO , ALL OF OUR '
FRIENDS AND PATRONS !
JACKSON & BELL,
Printers and Binders.
jan 1 . - ! ' ;
TO M Y : '
ENDS & CUSTOMERS.
A Happy New Year !
their past favors, I ask
ONE AND ALL, FOR
a continuance of the
and promise to do all in my power to
give satisfaction in aU my dealings. . ,
The LIVE BOOK AND MUSIC STORE en
ters upon the new year with a desire to keep
all its old- friends, and by fair dealing and
courtesy to make many new ones.
CLOTHING EVER MADE
IN WILMINGTON FOR THE NEXT
THE WARM BACKWARD SEASON HAS
i- ; , - f ' '
overloaded us with Winter Clothing, which
must be eacrificcd at UNEARTHLY LOW
PRICES. The loss will be fearful, but better
lose some than aU. We have a very large
stock to select from, of floe, medium quality
and cheap Clothing, In 8ults and Overcoats at
prices that will astonish you and piralyze the
clothiers.- Take advantage of it. . See the bar
gains and ice bargains they are for everyone
and we Invite every one to come early to the
well known Sellable Clothiers. ,
A. & I. SHRIER,
dee 17 Xte Clothiers. 1X1 UukctSU
:,r.' m m m m
f HI DAY AND SATURDAY MIGHTS I
AND SATURDAY MATIN tt. i
ALFRED T. MIACO'S
Nevy Humpty Specialty Co,,
BRASS BAND AND ORCHESTRA. " '
Endrely New and Original .Version !
Scenery! New Tricks and Grant
i Transformation Scene ! .
ropuiar Prices. Reserved Seats 50c, at
Dyers'. Admission 35c; Gallery 25c. Sale of
teata Degins w eanesaay, January 2d.
Extract of Witch Hazel.
"yK OFFER THE ABOVE PREPARAJ
tion in Pint Bottlesi as Double Distilled Ex
tract f : witch Hazel or Hnmmamello, at 50
ccts per bottle.
A sa'c; and speedy remedy for Bruises,
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Strains, Burns, Scalds, Neuralgia, Pain, Piles,
Stings of Insects and many other uses, the ex
treme low-price Placing ft within the reach of
Munds Bros. & DeRosset,
Druggists, Market Street,
Finest English Tooth Brushes 25 cents.
jan 1 ; ,
Golden H a r ves t -
A FULL FLEDGED
VJiST. That's the
kind of COOK STOVE
WE KEEP. They are thin
of Beauty and
Joy to EVERY HOUSEHOL
only sora by
PARKER & TA
PURE WHITE OIL.
rpHE UNDERSIGNED HAVE THIS DAY
1 formed a Copartnership, under the firm
namo and style of JAS. B.1IUGGINS & CO.,
for the purpose of conducting a GENERAL
GROCERY BUSINESS. , ! , .
JAS. B. IIUGGINS,
F. G. ROBINSON, i
Wilmmgton, Jan 1, 18S1. ;
Jas. B. Iluggins & Co.,
TN DIRECTING ATTENTION TO ABOVE
A notice, desire to i
notice, desire to say that they hopeby "fair
ana square acaung.
to merit ana receive a
liberal share of, public patronage.
Mott's Sausage Factory.
IV TOTT'S STEAM SAUSAGE FACTORY
is now completed and Is ready to fill orders
for Fresh Pork Sausage, Smoked Sausage, Liv
er Pudding, Hog's Head Cheese Also. Bolog'
na Sausage will be made the year round.
Orders by Express C. O. Dj
will be prompt-
ly attended to. '
This Is the largest and most complete Saus
age Factory South.
janl tf ?.
W. J. M
Livery and Sale
: Corcer of Mulberry and Fourth Streets.
J ARTIES IN NEEl) OF HORSES AND
Vehicles for bnslness or pleasure will be ac
commodated on very reasonable terms.
Horses boarded & id carefully tended.
Good teams, comfortable vehicles and care
The handsomest Hearse In the city.
A call is respectfully solicited.
jan 1 HOLLINGSWORTH & WALKER.
Don't Forget It.
riHIE OLD NORTH STATE SALOON lias
on hand a fine lot of those HORNE GARDEN
OYSTERS stacked on ice. They are the best
brenght to this market. Call and try them,
Also, Beer, Wines, Liquors and Cigars, i
! JAS. M. MCGOWAN & SON,
.janl No 6, South Front St
ULL LINE AT . ' J "
- - GILES & MURCHISON'S,
dec 31 Murchiion Block.
Apples ! Apples ! Apples I
QN CONSIGNMENT AND MUST JH SOLD.
N. Y. BaMiiln Apples, Ohio Red Apples, N.
Y. Creamery Buttir, N. C. RoU Butter, Ohio
Butter. Va. Meal, car load or small order so
llCited. - 1 - : i -
i . E. G. BLAIR. !
Commission Merchant, 19 N. Second St.
5 and 10 cents Cigars,
XT A VAN A FILLERS, 1
XX , ; Beat in the city, are on sale.
Drugs and Medicinal preparations of the
highest grade at,: - v" '-. : - : .
dec3 V Drug and Precriptlon Store
The Annual Meeting
rytTlTE STOCKUOLDERS OF THE FIRST
NATIONAL BANK OF WILMINGTON, N.C.,
for the election of Directors; will be held at
their Banking House on Tuesday, the eighth
ot January, leC4, at 11 o'clock, A. M.
A. A.. M Jk.ll.tX,
dec 23 tl nac Cashier
C igars I C iga ro l
JJEW BRANDS Of UNEXCELLED Stock,
A luxury within reacii o an.
Toilet Soap, a new and elegant line.
Tooth Brushes, cheapest and best, at
hot W llJILukci gtrtcfc
to wiii Degiaa to receive coassicicca
froa our fxtesds on any and aU gnbjecls
gcatrallatoejtbut - . j . ;- -
l.Iasj name of the writer must aiwayi te ra
fi2aaed to the Editor. ' ' . : , i --'A-
Communications must be wrlttca on ctA
onesldeot the paperJ r':-i
Personalities must be iivoldeL: ; '
Aad It I especially 1 and pjtrtlcaiarly tad
lood that the Editor does not always endox
the views of correspondents unless so state
In the editorial columns. i i
FALL AND WINTER
JOW OPEN AT?
IsLi EC A. TZ
IN -EVERY DEPARTMENT !
Unusual Attraction in Styles
Magnificent Line ol Goods. :
ALL WITH THE LOWEST PBICES ASSUREO I
To enumerate even a small portion of our
endless variety, would occupy too much
space, and we therefore name onlj a few Dey
partments. : i
. . "IT
Black and Colored Silks,4
Uttoman , Brocaded & Bbad&mes Silks,
Plain and Brocaded Velveteens.1 , 1
DRESS GOODS in aU the Kew Shades,
Cashmeres, Shnddas, Series, ' il
Gamers Hair, Foule, Ottoman, . i
Nun's Cloth, Ladies' Cloth, Flannels, ?'
Mohairs, Plaids with Comhinations,
Pin Checks, Brocades, Beiges, &c. i :
Trimmings, Fringes, Gimps, Battons,
j to match all above. L s
Cloaks, Dolmalis, Sacqaes and Jerseys,
1 ' ! .Qlionrla ' '.'i'"'-' "A. ' 4 ' ' ' ' '
4 . . ''"'!'! ! r-
I -r"V ' Underwear. '; fT"
Blankets and Flannels lower than they
have been for years. I f !
Laces and Embroideries at prices that
xxrill malro vnn hnviBhii wow 1 i
Hosiery, Gloves Corsets, skirts,
Table Damasks i Towels. Sheetlnirs.
White Goods, j
Men and Boys' Weary
! Staple and Fancy Dry Goods J
i i .
. &C., &c., &c.
All boufht af the recent decline in prices.
and an inspection of same will induce my pat
rons, as well as the public in general, te profit
by Investing in some of the' MANY BAR
D116 TJarket Ct.
OCtl3 ! ' ; I
BankruptSale of Boots
' and ShoesJ
T hayc bought the entire Bankrupt IStock o
JL ' - ! I "
Dryfobs & Sternbergr and will close it out at
less than i'-' '! -:" "I .-V. t
Manufacturer's Prices I
Tliis stock is .known-far and wide as th
HANDSOMEST and BEST SELECTED of
any In the city, and as the goods are srolng to
ije sold very low for cash only It will pay .
purchasers to examine same before tmrinr-
clsewhtfre. ' '
HAVE JUST RECEIVED ANOTHER,
lot of Velvet Lined CANTON STRAWS f ttr
School Hats, also a large lot of FELT II ATS
which will be sold at reasonable prices.
Have in a complete Stock of ...
and Fancy Goods,
CROCHET SHAWLS and FASCINATORS-
CAPS and SACQUES. AU sixes, colors and
prices in "JERSKY8-" . ' f -
STAMPING and HAIR WORK dose at rea
senable prices. . t ... r
MISS E. KARRER,
decSl , ! Exchange Corner,
LADIES' AND GENTS SADDLES. Morse
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Blankets, Lap Eobea, Carriages and all kir ' i
of Vehicles. Saddldry. Trunks and C
repalred by skilled Workmen.
dec 17 ,219. "