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The Daily Eevieto has the largest
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published, in the city of Wilmington. JE3
Miss Alice M. Bacon, an American
girl, has rerently wn SEcceaas apiar
ist in Berlin.
Miss Helen Taylor, adopted daugh
ter of the lata John Stuart Mill, pro
poses to get into Parliament if she can.
The second daughter ot Mr. Foster,
our Minister to Spain, will make her
debut in Washington society this WId
ter. George Winfield Scott Hancock Gajr
field Fattison Yerks is an unfortunate
Infant in an interior county of this
Madame Kalomioe'a appeal against
tho decree of divorce granted by the
Court at Darmstadt to the Grand Duke
Louis of Hesse has been rejected by the
Imperial Supreme Cocrt.
The spot where,, according to the
latest accounts, William Tell didn't
ghcot the apple on his son's head is
marked by a bis monument sixty feet
The colored people of the United
States are to hare a conference at New
Orleans on January 15, 1885, to devise
means to enable colored youths to ob
tain better facilities for education in
., . , ,. , i .
Mrs." Bonanza Mackey is to take up
Mary Anderson in a social way when
that lady visits Paris, at the close of her
Lyceum season, which fact is, counted
on to reader the French engagement a
In the Journal of the American Medi
cal Association, Dr. Klein says sixty
seven per cent, of Jewish physicians
occupy professorships in medical
colleges, and thirty six per eent. are
In a recnt work entitled The Health
of the Senses,11 Dr. II. Macnsughton
ones states that "eye troubles are
fond more frequently in inveterate
imoktrs who abstain from alcohol than
in those who take some ot it."
Most of the people of Lee, Ind., firm
ly believe that James Lyman was
strack dumb as a punishment for blas
phemy. He,was a notorious swearer,
and ope of bis tirades was cut short by
complete paralysis of the vocal organs.
Some one has found a petrified vil
lage in Nebraska. The prairie dogs
Hand petrified in front' of petrified
hats, while various other ' petrified ani
mals give the cemmnnity a solid char
acter that is rarely met with in these
Some anxious Senator, name not
iven, isEo certain that Senator Gar
tad will enter President Cleveland's
Cabinet that he bas filed an application
lor his seat in the Senate Chamber,
which, it so happens, is a very dsira
Five Bedford women, four of whom
re grandmothers, have set a better ex'
uipn m wonc ior me amelioration oi
their sex than all the woman suffra
tiits. They walked from Bedford to
Evsrett, eight miles, in three hours. II
toore American women walk like these,
more of them1 would live to be graud
tooihers. Some criticism is passed upon Mrs
Julia Ward Howo for not putting any
Kew Orleans ladies upon her staff in
charge of the Women's Department of
"e Exposition. It is explained by
me oi her friends that she was not
Personally acquainted with the ladies of
Ml city sufficiently to make a proper
The Board of Trade of Columbus, O.,
U mates the cost to the board and to
coal companies of the recent strike
P Hocking Valley at $1,630,000, The
8 to business men ontsida of the
Vd has been estimated at S 350.000,
the railroad centering there At
l'1. 100.000, to the furnaces in the valley
rr3a.ooo.and to the city of Colum-
A" the neraona whose rooms are re?
1 1 u w mo Accommoaation rmreau
1 iH IDC NAtv Hrlaana Vwmmi:r, k.itii
(Sned contracts to charge only the an
ed rates : Famished rooms will be
75 cents per day and $15 per
fOQth up to and including $l 60 per
jJJ and $30 to $40 per month. Board
r waging will be double the above,
00 DOT dV nnrl 6 noi tnnnl). .v
. J fm. uavuku Ur
Par day and $50 to $75 per month.
ow istheUmetogiveSmith'a Worm
VOL. VII 1. WILMINGTON. N. C. SATURDAY. DECEMBER
There is to bo crectt d ontho Chans p9
de Mars, as part of the Pari Exposi
tlortof 1889, an iron lower 300 metres
hi?h. Tote equals 1,181 American feet
The story Ha little fishy as well as
Frenchy, but if the tower is successfully
raised, the glory of Hie Waahington
Monument, as the highest structure in
the world, will have been a brief one.
L -rd Randolph Churchill envies not
the Liberal leaders "A Govern in cni
that is in on sufferenre." he say?, 4 "nev
er has a good time, as it has no op-,
portunitics of accomplishing anything
and enly opportunities ol being bar
rassed. And Mr. Gladstone's Govern"
mcnt will have a ghastly array of ques
tions to face next year before it dies
Ireland, Egypt. South Africa and,
ghastliest oi all. a Bankrupt Budgett."
.Everlasting Good Wishes.
Mr. Alfred Burnet, America's Fav
orite Comiquc, writes to express his
"everlasting good wishes" and says that
he suffered the tortures of the damned
with Neuralgic pains in the head, which
were completely cured by the use of St.
Jacobs Oil, the great pain-reliever. It
was in such demand among his friends,
he says: ''I had to hide riiy-last bot
tle." LQCAL NEWS.
INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
EG Blaih Notice
P C Miller x $15 Prizs
C W Yates Holiday Goo 3s
Concert Corn t Concert Club
Geo W Huggins Our Exhibition
CBAIO & TUOMA8 Family Groceries
HxixsbkkqSr Christmas Presents
GeoE French & Soxs Happy Hearts
Tatlok's Bazaar -Hats-for the Holidayo
Or br a House Peek's Bad Bov and His Pa
For other locals see fourth page.
Send your collars to Troy and have
them laundried ; it costs 3c each ; office
at Dyer's. 34 Front street. 1 f
The weather has been quite bad for
out-door sports during Christmas, but
the young people have had lot3 of fun
for all that.
There were four cases lor the Mayor's
consideration this morning, all ot which
were discharged save one, who was
fined $5 for bis offense.
An Italian gray hound has taken up
at the residence of a gentleman in this
city. The owner can learn of its where
abouts by calling at this ofhee.
The beautifully dressed doll which
has been such an attraction at Tajlor's
Bazar daring the holidays will be
awarded to some one of the mauy pur
chases of $2 and upward oa next
Monday evening, at 6 o'clock.
There will be. a masquerade on
skates at the rink in the Voller's build
ing:, opposite the Market house, on New
Year's night Mr. E. M. Cushins, the
manager, will see that those who may
attend shall receive every courtesy. A
good time be expected.
For the South Atlantic States, part
ly cloudy weather and local rains,
Northeasterly winds, higher tempera
ture aud lower barometer.
LiaurLoburg Afrain In Flames.
;Tbe much afflicted town of Laurinburg
has iDeen again the scene of a disastrous
fire. It occurred this morning, about
3 o'clock, and originated in a dry gcbds
store on the West side ol Main street,
next Jlorth of Everett Bros. & Gill.
From thence it swept North to the end
of the street, consuming eleven store3 in
all. There are no particulars other
than those in reference to the loss of
Messrs. JJIair & Crisp, published else
where inthis issue.
A Horso Thief.
Samuel Merrick, colored, who lives on
the corner of Princess and Eleventh
streets and whose place of business is
in the new market, came near having
a horse and buggy stoleu from his
stable at an early hour this morning
A little after midnight, a thief entered
Merrick's stable and put the
harness on his horse and led him into
the yard where he harnessed the animal
to a boggy. A colored woman, who
lives near, heard the noise and, going
ont to the door, saw the man at work
and said to hira, "Is that you, Sam?"
meaning Merrick. The man replied
that it was, but -her suspicions were
aroused and when she saw him attempt
to force the gate of the yard, they
were confirmed and she went by a
back way and called Merrick, who ran
out, pistol in hand, but the thief be
came frightened and escaped.
For durable 'coloring the walls oi
rooms in beautiful tints, at little cost
nothing equals the Mablelxe sold at
Capt. F. M. -Tames has made it a
business for the last seven years to solicit
contributions from our citizens in the
shape of food, clothing, fuel and, in
fact, any ot the necessaries of life, to
besto-vv upon the worthy poor in the
city, during the Christmas season
Capt. James cive9 his services volun
tarily and without fee or reward in this
labor ol love and charity, and we are
glad to know that his appeals have
never been unheeded. During the
present Christmas season he hac fur
nished 142 families with supplies, and
he informs us that he has now on
hand, unexpended, a quantity of meal,
flour and rice, which is at the Little
Giant" Hall and1 which he will dis
tribute to those in need next Monday.
Thc.Fire at JLiauriiiburjr.
Mr. E. G. Blair received a telegram
this morning from Mr. B. G. Crisp, of
Laurinburg, informing him that their
store in that town was entirely con
sumed by tire last night. Mr. Blair
had recently established a store at
Laurinburg under the firm name of
Blair & Crisp. There was no insurance
it having been just established and the
loss is about 2.000. We regret to state
that none ol the stock was saved.
Thic loss will pot, we are pleased to
learn, at all inteitere with the opera
tions of Mr. Blair's house here and will
not affect hi3 credit, as ho advertises
elsewhere that every creditor of the
firm of Blair & Cri?p will be paid one
hundred cents on the dollar and that no
compromise of any liability will be
asked or accepted.
Tho Presiding KIcIer.
The Monroe Enquirer and Express
says: Rev. P. J. Carraway, who was
appointed Presiding Elder ot the Wil
mington District at the lata session of
the N. C. Conference, left Monroe for
Wilmington last Friday night. He
had not decided where he will reside,
hut thought it probable that he would
make Wilmington his home. Mrs.
Carraway and the children are visiting
in Winston, whero they will remain
until ho secures quarters for them.
During their stay of four years in this
place Mr. Carraway and his family
made many warm friend?, and they
carry with them to their future home
their best wishes for their future happL
ness and prosperity.
The New Year.
Among the publications to be espec
ially noted, as the New Year ap
proaches, are the periodicals published
by Harper & Brothers, a year's sub
scription to 'any one ol which would
make an acceptable New Year's gift,
and a recurring reminder ol the intelli
gent donor. Their Magazine is pre
eminent in literature and art. Its con
ductors know the great secret of popu
larizing both, while conslantly advan
cing the standard of literary and artis
G 'i Harper's Weekly it may be justly
said that its independent and patriotic
course during, the late political cam
paign earned for it the commendation
of thoughtful and unbiased readers
throughout the country; whilo apart
from ita political teaching, the high
character, variety and attractiveness of
its stories, articles and pictures place i.
in the foremost rank of weekly illn?
t rated journals.-
The feminine mind may be disposed
to give the preference to Harper's
Bazar, which weekly spreads before
the eye not qnly a tempting feast of
stories, poems, sparkling esas, .and
art illustrations, but a constant variety
of beautifully engraved fa3hion-platcs
and intricate pattern sheets the mystery
ot wnica tne mascmice intellect is im
potent to solve. It is truly the Ameri
can woman's journal.
Last, but p.ot least, since it concerns
the most important part of the family
circle, wemay men ion Harper's Young
People. Thi bright little, paper has
achieved a double victory, in winning
the approval of parents and the hearts
of the children. No pleasantcr or surer
antidote to the sensational juvenile lit
erature, which has begun the ruin of
many young minds, could be placed in
the hands of youthful readers than this
popular journal for boys and girls
Information as to the terms of sub
scription to these periodicals may be
obtained of the publishers, Harper &
Brothers, New York.
A Christmas tree festival was held
this afternoon for the benefit ol the
scholars of St. John's Sunday School.
Good materials properly porportioncd
whick are the essential requisites in
Ready m ixed Paints can be best attain"
ed by using the N. ; Y. Enamel Paint
sold at Jacobi's Depot. f
At the watch making and jewelry
establishment of Mr. Georjre W. Hag
gins, on Market street, is a machine
technically known as tho Stark com
bination lathe, which is a curious and
interesting contrivance invented by the
man whose name it bears, forjie pur
pose of performing all the work in
making a first class, reliable watch.
Not only that, but Mr. George Darden,
a young gentleman who has devoted
years of patient toil and persistent
study in perfecting bimself in the watch
making art, and who is an expert in the
business, is there to operate the ma
chine. It would be simply impossible
in an ordinary newspaper article to
describe the machine in all its parts.
Suffice it to say that under the skilful
hands of Mr. Darden any portion of a
watch can be made and in a manner
equal to any of the far-famed Waltbam
watches, where the lathes are in con
stant use and where he devoted year8
of study in perfecting himself in its use.
It is indeed a curiosity and an inspec
tion of its workings would be really
interesting to any one possessed of a
mechanical mind. We are glad to
learn that Mr. Huggins will open his
rooms on Monday next so that those
who would like to know what human
ingenuity and human skill can do wilj
have an opportunity to witness the
workings of tho machine by Mr. Dar
den. While there are other Stark ma
chines in the South this is the only one
in North Carolina.
"Peck's Bad Boy" will be the at
traction at the Opera House next Wed
nesday nighf. It will be presented by
Atkinson's Comedy Company, and
there will undoubtedly be a large gath.
ering of the "good boys" of Wilming
ton to see how the "bad boy" will bc-
"A month ago I was happy!" is the
declaration of Bryan W. Protcher the
poet, bo were lots ot other folks, who
arc now telling people in decided nasal
tones: "Got a toad in my head." But
there is still happiness to be secured:
a bottle of Dr. BulLIs Cough Syrup will
cure any cough or cold.
Capt. W. H. BROWN, of Carver's Creek,
Bladen connty, passed to his rest, on tha mb
oi the present month, aeed 53 vears. He was
the son of the late John Bright Brown of that
county, and grandson of General Brown of
revolutionary memory. Few men possessed
in a greater decree the qualities that adorn
mankind than he. Modest and unobtraeive,'
gentle as a wo'man, yet bold as a lien, unsel
hsh and unassuming, he added to these the
r.igner qualities et tha Christian gentleman.
He was a true man in every sense of the word
true to his friends, to fci3 country, to his fami
ly and kinsfollr, and true as mortal man can
be 1 his God! He was a faithful soldier
during the war, a rievoted husband and f atb;
er, ar.d in all th rela'iom of life blmelc-s
ha death cf suh a mm is a calamity, not
only to h'.s family and kindred, but to the com
munity. Vices he bad none, wbile the devoted
tone of his m rality exerted a wholesome in
fluence over all who came.withln lh3 tphfcre cf
Its influence. A good man ha3 passed from
earth, t j receive Ms reward, we are justified
in beJirvinff from the purity of his life. In that
better world where there Is rest for the faita
fu'. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
10 O'CLOCK NEXT MONDAY MORX-
Ing, I will ope n my watchmaking rooms for
the purpose of shovving to he pecp!o of Wil
mington 1 ha workings of the Stalk Combina
tion Lathe, a curious and ingenious instru
ment by which every portion of a watch may
bs msde. ThevtFC of t lie lathe will be des
cribed bv Air. George Darken
UKOKG'K W. nUGGINS,
dee .-7 1 i-'tar copy it 103 Market t
JjlJR THE BENEFIT OF THE CKKDI
U-r-i of BLAUi & CRISP .who have leird o
the ent're Taps by firo of our tore at Laurin
burg I hereby notify them that they will re
ceive ore hundred cent on the dollar for their
claims, as we will nst ask or accept any coav
pr jmise of the same.
decS7-lt E. G. BLAIR.
Comet Concert Club,
MONDAY, Dec. 29.
Assisted by the be: Amateur Talant, tnd
THE ARION QUARTETTE.
Last appearat ce In this city of Profejsor
LiuzzI and iig. Sammardne.
Tickets 53 cents. No charjre for Reserved I
beau, on sale at Hemeberger s now.
dec 27 It
One Sight O&Ij ! Wednesday, Pecembcr 31st.
Matinee Thursday. Jan. let. No night per
formance on Thureday-
Funniest Play on Earth ! The Tcw Musical
PECK'S BAD BOY AND
PLATED ONLY BY ATKINSON'S COME-
CHARLES .ATKINSON, Maxa2er.
Ecservcl teats on sale at Helnsberer's cn
Monday next. C. D. YVILL&OX,
dec 27 3t Star copy Manager Opera Iiouje
27, 1884; NO. 309
Hats for the Holidays !
Just Received per Express
SUITABLE TOR THE IfOLIDAYS,
A fiac lot of French Felt Hats, ia xthltz and
all color, seme of tho latest makes,
for Ladies, Mlses and Children
Holiday Feathers Holiday Boars 15 cents per
banch, ia all colors.
Ilollday Eil Gloves la all co'ors.
Jersey Gloves for Ladies, Misses and Children
A fine lot of Corsets, KJbbona, Lacca and
We will eell a flae lot of Erocaded Velvets iu
all olora for One Dollar and Forty
Eight cents per yard full value
Just received a line lot of
SILK. ALPACA AND GINGHAM
which will be sold at remarkably low prices.
No one urged to buy but call and see at
118 Market St
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Craig & Thomas
gOLD 2,000 PINTS OF WHISKEY ON
Wednesday. But there aic a few drops left
j-ct. Co me and get sonic before it I) all gone.
We havo also a full line of
on hand, with fresh arrivals every week. A
few hundred FLORIDA ORANGES
left which will be cold very cheap.
116 HIarket St.
Black Silks at SOc, 70, SI, $1.25 per
Cashmeres, all shades, from 121c up.
Ladies' Clcth Tricot Reps.
Flannels. Dolmans, Shawls.
Blankets, Spreads, very low.
Ladies', Gents' and Children's Under
2,000 Handkerchiefs, Irom 3c up.
Table Linen?, To web, Napkins, at ex
traordinary low prices
Velvets and Velveteens, all shades.
THOUSANDS OF ARTICLES too
numerous to mention, bought below
Manufacturer's cost, and SELLING
LOWER THAN EVER BEFORE.
A call will convince my patrons that
for XMAS GIFTS it is ECONOMY to
buy something usefa': as well as desi
HQ. M. KATZ,
116 Marlret St.
- - " - . -.
W wSl t glad to receive comic twlc. tic
Iroa oni frier da oa aay and ail aywti. v
Tbe aaae ex tte writer woat aftriT X
tasked to taa Editor. . 'i - "
CommirEicaUora ran t rrltt os cn
wweiaeof the ppcr"
Ptrsonaattcj nasi bo Vold-.;
And li ls especially and particularly ci-d
tcod that the Editor tioca not alwayr en'tfn a
tha views of corrcapcndenliv naj4r . n txt
In tho editorial cola aia. . " .
A Larce Stock of Sensible
Articles for ; -Holiday
I rSPECTFULLY CALX.-. Til K ATTEN
TION OF.HIK LADIES TO THE
Super Black Cashmere verp cheap.
Medium and low priced Dress Goods at grca
bargain. " ""tv ,
FOR THE HOUSEKEEPER :
We hae a splendid stock of Tab! Damask,
Napkins and Doylcs wi.h tho handsome
block of Towc's ever mporled.
FOR THE YQUKQ LADIES:
A superb lot of Handkerchief, e'tcr M
and quality. Hand Satchel, HjrmUo
FOR THE GENTLEMEN:
Colored Bordered and W liite Hemtltclie
Handkerchiefs, Hemstitched China 11
Handkerchiefs, Neckties, Ecarf Pics,
Sleeve Buttons, fine Suspenders, with a
variety of otturr handsomoLand useful
FOR THE BOYS:
Silk and Linen Handkerchief,' Windior lies,
- Breastpins, Sleeve Buttons, Euok Gloves,
handsome and heavy '" Hosiery.
FOR THE SERVANTS :
Cheap Dress Goods, low priced Cloaks, from
$1 to $20, Shawls, Hosiery, cheap Vests,
Coverlids, Counterpane j, Ac., Ac, with
the test general stock of Notions in f ho
city. : '
An invoice of Imported Dress -Buttons 1C0
kinds old at half value.
It Is a well known fact that In my specialties
I stand unrivalled. The public will gain
by an examination of my stock, as I am
offering extraordinary inducements . Ia
the way cf prices.
Very BcEpcctf ully,
JNO. J. HEDRICK.
HAVE YOU SEEN -
YATES' DISPLAY OF CUEI5TMAS
Goods ? If aot do not delay.-' Our counters
arc laden with PBETT Y THINGS of every de
scription. We claim tho largest and most va
ried stock, of NOVELTIES ever exhibited in
Wilmington. Handsomely Illustrated GIFT
BOOKS of nil ind3. at prices to suit all com
)etition. Beautiful Crayoss and Krgravlngs,
in bronze and gold frames. Handsome Frames ;
allslzc3. Hand palntcl Panels. Plaques and
Brackets, Git, leather and Bisque Goods,
Blocks, Games. Picture Books. Toy 'Ac, for
the litt'e ones. Bibles, Prayer Books and
Hymnals in sets. Hymn Books aoL other re
ligious books suitable for presents, Auto and
Photo Albums, &c, at
dec 15 YATES BOOK STORE.
S. H. Trimble,
STOCK AND HEAL ESTATE BROKER4
and Auctioneer of General Merchandise of
every description. Office corner Princess and
Water streets. Cronly & Morris' old stand. ,
Personal attention given to gale of horees and
vehicles at private sate or at auction. &on.
sifrnments solicited. SETII W. DAVIS,
rpiIOSK FASIOCS HOBKE OY8
TEBS can be found at the Old North
State Falcon. The v arc the beat brought to
thia city. Clgara, VVInes, Ksct; and old Clem
mcr Whiskey, always on hand. Call at tha
- OLD JbOKin STATE 8ALOOS,
dec 1 6 South Front Street. :
"DEAUTIFUL ASD U3KFULCII 8ISTMA8
JLS . -
Prens n ilillirscry and Fancy Goods at -MES.
KATE C. WINE'S,
dec 22 lw Xa.ll9"North E6conclSt
H a r d w a re v ; .
QF ALL KINDS AND IS ANY QUANT1-
ty. Whotef ale an! BeUll at bOCK BOTTOM
prices. . W. E. SrBINGEIt A CV -
JID. 21 23 Market Street, "
!ee WUmlaxton. K.C.-f
ne day, 100 Galloni Oy tew for ChrUtnas
ordew. We also keep a fall tuppy of Green
Groceries, Ciilckcns aad Ejs. 0st:rs Ecnt