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SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1880-
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Uolossal Qaiety Company
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WILMINGTON, N. C. SATURDAY. MARCH 31, 1888.
j The attendance at Mr. Pearson's ye ulden days.
meeting last night is estimated at j
3,(XXJ Two thousand repaired to tllH j A Quaint Bit of History Some Acconiit
inquiry room and there ere .1 con- I or the Laying off and Settlement of the
Versions. , Ancient Town of Sinlthvllle, now
Those members of the Fifth Street I SoutIPort-
M. E. Church who hold "talents ! A friend has handed to us an old
f ft. i...r. ,.t . i naner. recentlv discovered, wnicu
v n.-- lilt" irnrni n lie rw i ' f '
., i. ir iiir unirjn. ui me new
i.nWititthepnmiand r.hnmh .nrn rpmiPMl ti'r.tnrn riio'vrill be found of much interest to
'C iUSutVtt.wue to-morrow afrernoon at 3 i i".my of our readers. It is a narra-
u" Taactt in imic. il"uec" : o -lock at Class Meeting tive wriiten ny an oiu-tnue resiuem.
.lXnrZVin.i . ,. - . jofthisity.-llr. Joshua Potts, for-
. - -
L TTKiTti Tf I j meriy a leading citizen oi wnming-
ft SDOM D8 If lUiOuI lLhh,,l,slnoffwforwent;ton,untllt is a clear and succinct
7 Liofa ! livery establish.n-nt, comer Third acconnt of the first settlements at
oa niir e tut 0 WHOSE 1 ..v.. ..w..,. , inmivuie, now oouuipon-juiiu uie
i .liJr-i ill 1 111 illIIH-J 41 Mil
l,fiS5'lii' ?BA BENEFIT
f?k 'n- r cblldrpu it U ratt In
'rt ij'tarmlett. No UanCer from To-Ill
"T !iVr laKlnc. Cure- Colic. D!- ! jt . ,
ilon. 'o Ioks
offers a desirable investment to any
one wishing to embark in it.
i terUh Cold. Invalid and
. Httr Sunday.
uorrow ends the lomr Lenten
The penitential season closes
to-nltfht and to-morrow ushers in the
rwrOkl Will liUU a iuy ,uau.vv
tctodTonictheycanne. A little J glad Easter Da v. Kaster is called
tSS" vSiorffihSrEoweTi! the Queen of Festivals and it xv ill be
Uit 1IT4II. . ij..-.uni Llllll V.IIT9.
and Kjt nercr bc atle to
K wrcubte conpouml that would,
tad tffcu!r tS U"r V f"0?
m4 i ii m tr.e aid (ins lead of weak-
rrrrt c 0i I y item
X. Ucmx, m o.. WwUnctoo. Ark.
Xxrkcof Cnninent Lnk for Oie red
T-klMArk on front of WrrPr, and the
ln4 stature of J. H.Zcllin dt Ox, la
it-UoaUwie. Take no other.
I .Wville.Vi"!.- ilnjorStetlman wrs
Lsu-hiiol teaeher just after the war.
Ill U not bad training for a Oov
truor of North Carolina to h'ave
'1 .l.f wli.kl i.nr in his life. The
il (llAtl V"V www-
i.iorv our Chiff Executive shull kuo w
i.f tin practical methods of teaching
Wl of oar krhool system generally
letter for the people. Etluca-
ti..n L our firt anU greatest interest.
lU.iK piiuples hives, rincworni.
I' tUT. and all other manifestations
f iinimre b!ool arecnretl by Jlooil's
St. JIrk,i Foster.
Morning prayer will be said aud
a sermon preached beijinnin; at 11
o'clock. The celebration of the Holy
Kucharist begins at 12 m. ChiUrens
nervice at 4 p. m. Vespers jmd ser
mon at 8 o'clock. All will be cor
dially welcomed. The Ilev. 'Joseph
T. Quartes. of Lani;ley, S. C, will
assist the Hector.
TO XtW ADVtRTUSMKXTS.
Ltttu H Vnicv- Hats
31 Km-Xf" floods
tffti Hr.t-Ultj clay.
ntmiitoCE -The Latest .
rc ViuiK-injinond Dyes
Kr(iMux-. lure Chance
vt U of X Y WIL S 8 Lino
NYWiult llKRAtn ITesldentlal Year
Cua,f of sunns Iya NY Wll s S Line
tynimt J Fox New llllllnery Estab-
Josh Crowder, a colored brake
man employed on th C C. K. R.t
while coupling cars at Hamlet, this
mornini; hal one of his le-js cut off
by the train below the knH. lie
was sent to Wadesboro, his home,
ami tlied there at 2:1.1 o'clock this
Hay's length 12 hours and S3 min-
I?t shoes for boys at French &
The receipts of cotton at this port
foot up: U bales.
Janvft tomorrow afternoon at 22
-mutes past 6 o'clock.
There will be a sunrise meeting at
'UhStreetir. E. Church to-morrow
'arols will be 1 sung from the
of Luke's A. M. K. Church to-
f .orrow morning at G o'clock.
You ill find. n very nice line of
'' Heavy Jeans Drawers, at 50
apairat the Wilmington Shirt
"tory.No 27 Market street, J.
.--bach, pr0 t
Tyoun-folks will take notice
At there will be an Easter
Jal itl St. John CliurchMPi1 rn
vXi Tuu.v ternoon.at 4 o'clock.
n atiaiiAsion a .. to i.
liarw.1 v,; "i v tenia win uo
lv?ea.bat there will be no charge
i . eTctcIea and EyecLaMee
AJncetooM .r,.l t
iv juuu. l ii Ptr
S 'Pectacles vou sbnulrl Ut All.
COt to take mor tnrmf A.'tiT
u iv has ,ost to the eve
thA7 proportion that you
a f artJ,1:01. of crease, will cause
farr u tl ,,lffer Ier than Is ne
hcvT ?ai,.v.cuse of prcma-
fe eaa von i
r iTani,h'or the ,uon
' ,Q the cttv wi ri
f Sons, nev ,.. i
lDK Pi Week,
-x'ay.U e,lnesila andThurs-
'.niof,.11 Holy. Com-
.....irini ui 1 1
Y. 31. C. Ao-iittion.
There will be a meeting held at the
Wilmington Library Association
Rooms to-night at -S o'clock by Mr.
Claus Olandt. of New York city, for
young men. Mr. Olamlt is a Y. 3L
(!. A, man, and has been meetinthe.
Associations of Haleigh, Newborn,
Kinston and Charlotte. All mem
bers of .the Y. M. C. A. here sliould
Capt. Jno. Parry, Superintendent
of the Pishopville U.K., is in the city
to-day and will spent! Easter with
his family here.
Mr. M. F. Hufham, of Still PhiiT,
was in the city to-day and paid lis a
pleasant, visit. He says that the
freshet in Dlack river, as well as in
the Cape Fear, is v.ery ligh. He
thinks that the fruit growers in bus
section may get half a crop of peach
es this year.
Somebody writes to the Raleigh
Chronicle a very pleasau't letter
about Maj. Stedmau, giving an inci
dent in his career which was never
known to us before, simply because
the incident is based upon a deed of
charity done by him, and of these
he never speaks, almost literally ful
filling the Scriptural injunction not
to let one hand know what the other
hand doeth. The letter alluded to
comes from the far West. It is dated
at Jackson, and savs:
Jackson county is solid for Sted
mau for (ioyernor, and 1 think it
echoes the sentiment of tin? adja
cent counties. He is beyond ques
tion the strongest man tliat is spo
In the first place he is auable can
vasser. Secondly, he has no record
save that of a gallant soldier in the
time of war and mindful of the bst
interest of the boys that "wore the
gray in time of peace. I heard a
gentleman say the other day that u
few years after the war Major Sted
man happened to be at Marion, Mc
Dowell county, when the homestead
Of an unfortunate crippled Confede- inhabitant of
rate soldier was sold at execution
sale, and that Major Stedman
purchased it at $1,000, took
the deed to himself and told
lavinir off of the town. Mr. Potts
has been dead more than 80 years.
There is no date to the narrative
and it is not quite complete, but yet
it will form quite an addition to the
scant history of this section. It? is
entitled: "An Account of the First
Movement, or Essay, to Establish a
Town near Fort Johnston, which
has at length been accomplished, un
der the name of Smithville." The
narrative itself is as follows:
Matters, even of consequence.have
soiuetimesoriginatediuore by chance
than by design. A number of in
stances might be recited. It was
the case relative to Smithville
though a place not yet of great ihi
portance. The first movement hap
pened as follows:
About the year 1786 Joshua Potts,
the writer hereof, then living in
Wilmington, was taken sick and by
medical attendance had got better
but, notwithstanding,still coutlnued
yerv weak and a loss or appetite,
kc So it happened that his old
friend, Capt. John Brown, who had
been master of a packet that plied
betweeu W.huington and Charles
ton, meeting me one day, asked me
to take a sail with him in an open
boat down the river, saying that the
salt air might recruit me, &c.
Accordingly, debilitated as I was,
I proceeded with him down the
river Clarendon, or Cape Fear, in an,
open boat, being at the time only
able to sit up. Capt. Brown had
put on board some eatable refresh
ments, but I had no thought of par
taking any. Wo had not proceeded
farther down than opposite the New
Inlet; when Capt. P. asked me to
eat something. I listened to what
he saiid and discovered an inclina
tion to partake of such cold colla
tion as lie haul set forth. My appe
tite returned and in a day or two I
felt myself braced up by the effect
of the solubrious breeze trom the
sea.althouirh 1 was exposed in camp
ing out, &c, for at that time there!
"were only two or three pilots' houses!
on the bank. I returned to Wil
mington in a few days, perfectly re
covered. I was at that time single, but in a
year or two more became a married
inan and in summer season deter
mined that my family should retire
from Wilmington to Fort Johnston
and there experience the cool and
healthy sea breezes. Accordingly, I
carried mv then small family down
to the Fort, and rented the loft of a
pilot house (Joe Swaiirs;, where we
were all stowed away, breathing
health ami rough pleasure.
While thus liviug a fisherman's
life, I received a letter from John
Huske. Kso.. of Wilmington, then in
low health, on the subject of having
a town laid oil on the level, near
Fort. Johnston. Mr. Huske wished
to reside there for the sake of his
health. This letter was dated Wil
mington, October 18th, 1790, and it
is herewith enclosed. No. 1.
Mr. Huske would have called the
proposed town Nashton had an act
of the Assembly been passea con
cerning which intelligence shall
hereafter be triven.
Mr. Huske was the first mover of
a town near the fort, snd V, myself
was to become the operator.
1 stepped olT the ground from the
old fort southward to the first small
creek. The distance was shorter
than what was wished. I according
ly wrote Mr. If uske; notwithstanding
I was prevailed on to form a peti-
tion to be circulated tnrougn Bruns
wick county, setting forth the pray
er of the inhabitants that an act of
the Assembly might be passed for
the establishment of such a to n.
The said petition accompanies the
report. No. 2. J. Potts having writ
ten said petition was applied to for
it )V Charles Gause, Esq., a leading
innaouant oi urunswicit couuiy,
who undertook the exhibition of it.
in order to obtain subscribers'
names. This was performed and in
troduced to the General Assembly
Johnson as well as the surrounding I Lilly Clay's Gaiety Company.
lyS .taA h P"Perty of the- State j There will be but few more en
OF fii Crt r I .l linn nnl fhnf nAWAn I
alone the netirinner bad rellwl nn tertainments at the Opera House
for the grant alluded to. I ! this season, and the next in order is
Capt John Brown and Joshua that offered by Lilly Clay's Colossal
Fotts determined, however, not to aa;, rv...,., o.. i
nhn.r, k ,.1 ' f-it.. - ; Gaiety Company, on next Saturday
any molestation, proceeded to occu- j night. The Boston Pout says:
py as a temporary residence for j A magnificent audience assembled
Summer and Autumn, each :a few at the Oakland Gardens last even-
square feet near the shore, and ac : ing to witness the inaugural produce
cordingly proceeded to have each a tion of a serio-comic operetta called
cabin formed and framed in Wil-1 "The Little Devil's Revel." The
mington and procured a sufficiency"! title, like the opera, is catchy aud
of boards and shingles to complete j expressive, and at once made a luost
t h employed a pettiianger this ; favorable impression'. Probably the
is4he word bnt wpareat a loss as toi strongest item in the new produc
its meaning.--Ed. and put on board f tion is the ex tremly sweet hariuon-
tne irames ana otner materials oi i izmg oi voices uearn in tne cnoruses,
both houses, engaged carpenters, ; in which particular this city has not
with their tools, and both families heard anything to be compared, to
of said John and Joshua, ith plenty j it. The harmony of the seconds j
the party whose homestead was which in that year sat at Fayette
sold that he only purchased itjville.
for him; that a short while thereaf-l The whole intention! was unex-
ter theaid party died, and Major
Stedman luade a deed of gift of the
tract of land to the widow. I have
heard many such deeds that emanat-
pectedly opposed by Gen. Smith,
who was then a member of and for
Prunswick county. It was said he
supported his negative role on ac-
ed from the noble and generous f count of two orthree pilots who had
heart of Maj. Stedman. Tluit is the built their houses, by public permis
kindofaman we intend to make , sion promiscuously on said landr-as
the next Govemorof North Carolina t it was. ho ever, he had influence
of provisions, &c, all together 'went
on board the lighter at Wilmington,
arrived at Fort Johnston and there
landed the whole..
In a few days afterwards, we had
erected each a Sumuier house, in a
temporary manner, near the water,
between where is now Mrs. Wade's
and the beach. The said two houses,
or camps, had not chimneys of any
kind and only rough shutters to the
windows (no glass), the whole of the
sawmill roughness, as a plane had
not been used about them. Our two
families, however, were thus coarse
ly encamped; and instead of a kitch
en our cooking-fires were made
among thick bushes, near hand,
which screened the inconvenience of
the wind, buf rain would sometimes
moisten our cooking, arfd depreda
ting hogs would run '.. off with our
hot cakes in their mouths.
In this way our two families en
joyed health, cool breezes and a
coarse way of living several Sum
mers. In the meantime Captain B.
and myself became expert fisher
men. " : i-
During these rugged scenes there
was no to n laid off, and only a few
neighbors, pilots and their families.
The first twelve juonths had 'near
ly expired after the failure of the
bill at Fayetteville and the General
Assembly were next to sit at riew
bern. AYho should come into my
cabin at the Fort but the same old
Mr.. Charles Gause whose business
was to get me to write and renew
the petition for establishment of
said town. I remember reminding
,Mr. Gause that any such, attempt
must be of no use, as hb doubt Gen.
Smith would onnose it as before.
Mr. Gause reolied in a positive voice
thai if: I would copy off the, petition
he would advocate it as betore, ana
that Gen. S. should not be sent to the
Assembly unless he .. would use his
endeavors to have a suitable act
passed for tlie intended purpose.
(The election was then pending.)
Conformably to the request of Mr.
Gause I then wrote 'off a new peti
tion, much after the tenor of the
first. " i
The venerable old man mad,e his
word srood. Gen. S. was elected,
went to Newbern and assisted to get
the act passed and which is here
with enclosed. See JNO. 3 passea at
Newbern, November session,. 1792.
The writer hereof remembers hear
incr Gen. S. say. when he returned
from the Assembly, that on his mak-
incr a motion and offering the bill
for the act Mr. Macon or some other
respectable member made an obser-
vation that many applications nati
been acted on for different towns
in the State, but that few, if any of
them, had succeeded; that the said
worthy member said, as Gen. SJ had
aDDlied in behalf of this petty town,
it should be called Smithville. as if
by way of derision to the applicant,
should the town (like many others)
not succeed. 1 f . '
The next desirable object was to
secure my attention and services in
laying off and beginning the neces
sary operation to form the town;
see a letter from Gen. Smith, dated
Belvidere, January 29th, 1792, No. 4.
By reading over the first Act of
Assembly, No.3, it will be teen that
the town was to consist of one hun
dred lots, .with streets and squares;
that each subscriber should pay for
ty shillings, or four dollars, to the
State, for each and- every lot of half
an acre he might determine, but no
One person should suDscrioe ior
more than six lots, that many might
have a chance.. ' !? '
Thespian of "the town was at
lencrth sketched off bv Gen. Smith
and J. Potts, and the lots numbered
thereon; from No. 1 to No. , luo.
Meanwhile all the lots were sub
scribed for !r
The manuscript closes very ab
ruptly just here. It is evident that
the altos and the tenors was simply
exquisite, more especially in the
crescendo and forte numbers. Such
a volume of rich, melodious strains
could not fail to win repeated rounds
pr heartv applause, and this magm
ficent feature alone will serve to
i draw thousands daily to the pleas
ant paths of Oakland's verdue cov
Fine Linen Bosom Shirts for 39 Cents
Worth 85 Ceft&.
1: Shrier. at No. 16 North Front
street, will sell on Saturday only,
March 31, Fine Linen Bosom Shirts
for 39 cents, .worth 85 cents, also
Fine Silk Scarfs at 19 cents, worth
50 cents; Boys' Suits, ages from 13
to 19 years, at $3.30, worth $5.50;
Children's Suits at $2.50, worth
$5.25; Walking Canes at 10 cents
worth 50 zents; Stiff Hats, light and
dark colors, at $1.25, worth $2.50.
4 1. SHRIER,
The Old Reliable Clothier and
Hatter, No. 16 North Front street
(Purcell House.) i
Sign of the Golden Arm.
there was more of it but it cannot be
found now. Nor have the documents
referred to in the narrative, ' and
which accompanied it originally,
been found. - k -
Sunday School Service. H
There will be an elaborate Easter
Miss Hattie J. Fox, at the corner
of Second and Dock streets, has just
received a large lot of the latest
styles in millinery, fancy goods &c;
to Which the attention of ladies is in
Presenting the Grandest Galaxy of Fea-
iure unQerm eon.
Apollo in Edort
OR THE LITTLE DEVHfi MVft
Go Where th Crowd Goon !
lie tapir Want it, ftejUtefc Eire it-
Reserved Seats at Heinsberger's Boole Store.
1 . men. 31 sat frt sat
New York s Wilmlnsioti
Steamship Vol ) -
PROM PIER 29, EAST RIVEK, ,NEW YORK
Located between Chambers and Roosevelt stsu
At 3 o'clock, p. M. "J
. Wednesday, April 4
...Saturday, April 7
...Tuesday, April 10
Shippers will please note the fact
that the steamship Equator, Capt
Nelson, will sail from New York on
Wednesday next, April 4th, as ad
vertised in this issue.
They have caught the bank rob
bers, Cross and White, in Canada,
and they will be extradited on the
charge of forgery.
Services in St. John's Ch urch to
morrow at .3U a. m. and 11 a. m.
Sunday School celebration at 3.30
NEW AUVEttTISB MKN'f 8.
Easter Egg Hunt.
rjnfcERE WILL BE AN EASTER EGG HUNT
in St. John's Churchyard on Tuesday afterJ
nxn. at 4 o'clock. Admission 10 cents. Re-
freshments free. men 31-2t
Corner Second and Dock Sts.
Just received by Express, a laree lot of the
Latest Styles in Millinery, Fancy Goods. No
tions eta. wnicn win be sold at very reasona
ble rates, a call is respectfully solicited. No
trouble to snow uooas.
mch31-2t . MISS HATTIE J. FOX. Tf
A RARE -CHACEi
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE FOR
Desirable Real Estate,
A LIVERY BUSINESS IN GOOD SHAPE.
Twenty Horses and all necessary vehicles.
&c, to carry onthe business. Thirty regrular
Boarding Horses. Good run of trade. Stable
new and' centrally located. Apply to
Nf?w Yrk & Wilmington
From TJew York
Through Bills Lading and Lowest Thro
Rates guaranteed to and from points In North "
and South Carolina. ; . -
For Freight or Passage apply to , .1 .
H G. SMALLBONES, superintendent.
Wilmington, N. C
THEO. E. EGER, Traffic Manager.'
WM. P. CLYDE & CO., Genl Agents,
mch 31 35 Broadway, New York.
-yyAGONETTE -WILL LEAVE EVERY
Evening at 6:45, corner Fourth and Nun, down
Nun to Front, up Front to Tabernacle.
One will leave Ninth and Market at same
time, down Market to Front, up Front to Tab
, -Fare for round trip 25 cents, f . l
mch27 3t T.'j. 8OUTHERLAND.
Wilmington & Weldon Rail
I l J H
k, jaq. .Ml .
OFFICE OF SECY AND TltEAS;
- WILMINGTON N. C.; March 23, '88 ,
JiHREE AND A HALF PER CENT. INTER-
eston the Certificates of Indebtness of the
Wilmington Weldon Railroad Company
has been declared by the Directors, payable on
and after April 2nd, 18S3, to all owners of Cer
tificates of record on the Books of the Com
pany of this date. . i-r ,
The Transfer Books will stand rinrai tmm -
Mareh 26th to April 2nd, 1888. inclusive.
JAS. FPOST, Jr., .
Secretary and Treasurer.
mch26 3t W. & W. It K. do.
Second Eegiment Waltz,
Dedicated to the North Caroluxa State Guard
I. Ii. gkrenewald.
For Sale at
BOOK AND MUSIC STORE." T
DuBrulz Cutlar, Jr.;
. 114 PRINCESS STREET, ' v
WU.SH 3TOT0X, X. C.
mch 26 lw
of St. PauFs E.
L. Church in the
"tiwii uic uuuimj t yjjwuiomr xaujviuu, can. 2xLut -m JTARKET BFTWKK1C ' KPrnvn
- . r ill
Memorial Building, at 3 .will sail from New York on Wednesday next,
sufficient to stothe proceeding in j o'clock to-morrow afternoon, and at Aplil 4tu. shippers win please take notice:
Again, he has never ben against Assembly, and thus ended the pros-130 o'clock the Sunday School of
in building of the W N. C K. . K.. j peers of a town at that time. gt John Church will have their
ut-on th c-ontrarv he and other Some people in Wilmington, and - . , . .
Lfiiii.i...,n..i..... r.".-..s.i.i vir 1 Kuiii.r. usual haster choral services, ine
l)tiltl flu fmif rtirv liaa mirl aafHa-i s!j- a nAnnh
Wihnin-touians furnishel the W. . others hi Brunswick countv. being . usual . Easter choral services.
a, N. . R. R. iron to bring the road j disappointed in their expectations public are invited to both. '
1 of a town were said to have imputed , : : .
H. G. SMALliJONES,
- . Superintendent.
Third street ri " ;
JOHN WILDER ATKINSON, President
Lends money on satlsfaeton security.' -Pays
Interest on deposits. .
Isempovrcred to execute Trusts of all kind
h M at . "'irrcu at n
I.-- . " 1 '-,u- the Enclishsnr. 011 Fort to Henrv Station
t'l tlon wl take il i,.- 1 hl 'wll rounty when thn roal
.ouUy uiorrW.. u . ., I HigHi 10 the state, and the state
a,on M U adinlni. T ' 1 ? :va!t, u to anything to ex
1 " it. aucn acts the people remem-
I oer. -
the opposition of Gen. 8. to the- Wiggins' store has been .
caase .not of pilots, but that n ima ,tU ... c ftUr f f uobsr.
-not been previously consulted in and ;,,7:;: ' ",V 'rwv: ; . . ,v
abOUt the business. irniHiUinoirfUiwui miiciujiug
Now, so it was that the old Fort in the Daily Review. . tachsstx
CHAS. F. BROWKK. O. K. H0IXIX63W0KTH .
;L chas. p unowned O..
: "IfTUOLESALE GROCERS AND
slon Merchants- - no N. Water Street.
ONE FINE MULE. '
" " J. A. SPRINGER.
...'Wilmington, N. C.
'-aiaents sohclted. xzhZilndrx,