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WILMINGTON', IT. C.
'TU TI7 1 1 o sdq tobaccos. And all through the
I tlC W 66Kly Old! f foar decades Virginia baa been ad
. vertisintr in the Northern and Earo-
WH H. BERNABD, Editor and PropT I pan markets as her tobaooos the
fine tobaccos of North Carolina.
The Cincinnati .Tobacco Journal
if fair will aid in correcting all
wrong impressions as to where the
fine, bright tobacoos are really
grown. It will get a new map.: In
its map as. published Henderson,
Oxford, Durham and Greensboro are
ignored. This is sheer ignorance or
worse. - . '
active usefulness. ? But Jbis work was
done. : The summons was - sadden;
fcbe departure" was swift. ;He will
long - be remembered among the
leading men , of v bis generation in
rIn writing to ohanjre ytTir address, almtyt
u I vo former direction aa well as fall partioalan as
where yon wish row paper to be sent hereafter.
Unless yon do both obaajtes oan not be made.
tW Notices of Marriage or Death, Tributes of
tuwpeo, neeouraons oi f nancs, Aa, are oaanrea
for as ordinary adTertlsemenis, bat only half
rate GO cents will pay for a simple announcement
y Remittances most be made by Cheok,Draft-
Kegisterea ietrr. rose
Daa! f r 1
warn uuud vrrur vr iwkwvu ucviivc.
masters will register letters when desired.
"Onl mnh MmKtinnn will Km at. tha rtaV f
CSTTSpeolmen copies forwarded when desired.
fORTII ClKOLINi BI6HTD AND
BLIGHTS. , :r.
The News of Oxford complains
very properly of the treatment
Granville county has received at the
hands of the Cincinnati Western
Tobacco Journal. That paper pre
tends to give the publio a map of
the bright tobacco section in North
Carolina and Virginia. It leaves
. oat the fine tobacoo section entire
lythat section that for forty years
' baa led the American Continent.
It leaves out Granville and Person
and that part of Orange adjoining
Granville that grows the fine bright
leaf. In the internal of froth ' and
as a North Carolina newspaper the
Stab protests against snch unfairness.
The Cincinnati paper is either not
informed or it is grossly unfair. Now
for. a few facts which this writer
The News of Oxford says that of
the premiums given at the Danville
. Exposition three were from Gran
- ville. It is altogether probable that
t hn hunt. tnVmvi rrrnunxra in Aran villa
, . ...w
did not compete. If so, we have bnt
little doubt it would have got all the
premiums, unless Person and Orange
naa come in for a share.
A prominent Caswell (a fa
mous tobacco county) manufacturer
once told ns that the Granville to
bacco was the best in the world for
fine wrappers. A well known Gran
ville tobacco manufacturer who has
worked the tobacoo of several coun
ties, including that sold in the Ashe-
ville market, told ns a few years ago
that there was a section of some four
miles square in Granville that made
the very finest tobacoo grown in that
county, and that was better than any
he ever saw grown elsewhere. He
. has been manufacturing tobacoo pro
bably forty years.
As far back as 1849, the fine to
bacco of Granville took the premi
urns in the Richmond and Peters
burg markets. Thirty and thirty
five years aero von mio-ht visit: mnv
farm houses . in Granville and you
WOuld Hfifi in thorn tha nliu. ant a aA.
w u WMW CUbO Ifl"
ceived in premiums in the Virginia
markets over all competitors. From
that day to this the best tobaooos
grown have ordinarily been found in
the section indicated.
Ab to prices the sales of Granville
farmers thus far lead the Continent.
We have only time to say this. Mr.
Dennis Tilley sold 19 tieroes of
leaf tobacco in Richmond, Va.,
(Bill and Skinker's warehouse) aver
aging more than $1 a pound for the
whole. His lowest price was $87
per hundred pounds and his
highest $131 per hundred. On the
same day more than a dozen other
rv -n ....
. wauvme iarmers sold their tobacco
crops, realizing very high prioes. We.
nave no doubt that yon can find fif
teen farmers in Granville who have
at some time since 1870, realized
$1,000 for each hand they worked,
or $400 per acre for all the tobacoo
they planted. We have understood
that within a few years some of the
fine tobacco lands of Granville have
actually rented for $100 per acre.
Lieut. Gov. Stedman, of this oity,
when in Oxford a few years ago,
was assured of this fact. The Wee
tern Tobacco Journal ought to wake
Other seotions of North Carolina
of which that paper, we may sup
pose, has heard nothing, are coming
fojward as good sections for the
growth of fine tobacoo. Good re-
suits have been secured in several
Eastern counties, and Nash is com
ing to the front as one of the beat.
We think Franklin, sections of
Wake, Durham, Chatham, Vance
perhaps Warren, are all becoming
the centres of the bright wrappers.
These counties are not included in
the bright tobacco section in the map
of the Cincinnati 'tobacoo organ.
North Carolina has been a vfotluf
of prejudice, of malioe, of intention
al slights all through her not nninter
esting and hot nnchequered historv.
Her men of the Revolution were
slandered, misrepresented, lied upon.
Judge Schenck has shown this most
conclusively as to the famous, pivot
al battle of Guilford Court House.
She has been slandered, by Northern
and Southern historians. Even in
the last war her great fiarhtinff Qual
ities and the unequalled number of
troops she sent to the war have been
either ignored or misrepresented.
Virginia writers have been conspic
uous in this line, and Northern writers
have copied these false statements
and injustioee. No more shameful,,
barefaoed misrepresentation has been
done than in regard to the battle of
wettysnurg and notably the third
day. - : - -
And io n industrial interests
Kortn uarolina suffers from the un
fairness and . ignoranoe of men in
other States. For nearly forty years
North Carolina has been furnishing
Virginia markets with its bright and
DH. GBlMgoai'S LBTT8B TO TUB
in the Portland (He.) Argus of the
5th of December we find a long com
munication from Dr. Eqgene Gris
som, of Raleigh, Superintendent of
the State Insane Asylum, in which be
gives the exact truth as to the expul
sion of oneE. C. Jordan, an evil-dis
posed, mischievous incendiary from
Maine, who was expelled from Dur
hambecause of his bad and danger
ous conduct. The action was justifi
able and even necessary, and Jordan
was treated with more leniency and
kind consideration than suoh a bad
obaracter bad any right to expect.
Dr. Griesom's artiole would make a
column and a half of the Stab. At
this late day it isr not. necessary to
copy at any length. Some effort was
made by Jordan, when he got back
to his native iceberg, to make cheap
political capital out of bis expulsion
and to pose as a martyr to Radical
ism, but we are not aware that he
"elected Harrison, as the .high
priced New York batter boasts of
- We quote some sentences from the
concluding part of Dr. GrUsom'e
lelter because of its striot truth ful-
v Is it fair to subscribe to a newspa
per, read it regularly, and fail to pay
for it? - How oan the proprietor of
the Wxebxt Stab : afford to print
it, mail it, and prepay postage, all for
One Dollar per year, unlets his sub
scribers pay promptly for the paper ?
Now, let every subscriber who- has
received a bill remit immediately. -.
Keeling of the Standard Aatomatle
. Car Coupler JCompaay A Great 1m
pro venae t mad om (be Old Coapier
The annual meeting of the Standard
Automatic Car Coupler Company was
held yesterday at the office of the
President. Mr. W. A. RIaeb, and the
following directors were unanimously
elected: J. L. Farmer, Florence, 8. C:
T. W. Talbot, Atlanta, Ga.; W. A.
Riach, J. H. Davis, R. J. SouthalL,
John Bi8sett, Frank H. Stedman and
H. L Borden, - :"
Alter this there was a meetincr of
the board of directors, and Mr. W. A.
Riach was elected President. T. W.
Talbot, Vice President; R. J. South
all. Soliciting Agent, and H. L. Bor
den. Secretary and Treasurer -.-
An important ebanee has been
made in the old coupler by Mr. J. H.
Davis, master car builder of the W.
& W.RR, and he has procured a
patent for the new coupler, whiob
has been ceded to the company.
This new coupler couples with ease
with the Janney, and is highly re
commended by prominent railroad
men, and it is confidently expected
that it will in time take . the place of
many couplers now used, s, The.
aess and justice to the people of
North Carolina. Dr. Grissom and
ibis writer are from the same county.
Io youth and early manhood we were
personal friends. In old age the ties
of friendship are Btill strong, and we
can bear sincere and intelligent testi
mony as to the sympathy for the
suffering that matks bis career, to his
manly physical courage, (he .was a
gallant captain in the Confederate
army), and to his truthful and hon-
orable4earing as a citizen. He writes
to the Maine paper as follows:
"The citizens of Durham have done only
that for which the should ha hAi.ni -
saying hfe and property by removing tbe
evil doer; and at the same time protecting
the misiraided and Ignorant from the dread
ful consequences to ensue from such mis
guidance. Nor did they hurt a bair of tbe
disturber's bead. The liberality of
tbe white people toward the colored is rar
ticularly shown in tbe erection and maiue
nance of 8tate asylums for tbe colored in
sane, and for tbe colored deaf mutes and
uiiou, buu is common ana graded schools
for the colored children ni .
i .v. a
permanent norma school for colored teach
er?, in appropriations for tbe colored 8tae
fair, ail from the taxation or the whole
property of the Btate. Although a very
large clement of the population, the negro
cn contribute but little, and the greater
share falls unon npnniA.ii..Hn ..... i:
under tbe ordinary burdens of coyersment.
'At tbe bead of a great charity of tbe
Stale, retired from active politics for many
years but necessarily thrown in contact
with leading citizens or all classes and par
tie?. I SDe&k ahinlntnln frnn, ...
standpoint, and it is but justice to say that
wbile there may have been some iDdiTidual
arts ofiolustice by members of both parties
in the State, there was no concerted at
tempt by either party to disfranchise any
class of voters; and it is only tbe truth to
say that in North Caroiina there was a free
ballot add a fair count. No honorable
man o in deny these statements."
THB LATE COL. BHIDGER.
A Commonwealth is a loser when
a citizen of tbe force and influence
of the Hon. Robert R. Bridgers dies.
Come when it will the death of such
a man is a public loss. .For forty
years he had been a factor id the de
velopment of North Carolina. Edu
cated at the Uoiversity,wherehe was
at the head of bis class, and living
neiny all of bis life within the bor
ders of the State, he was long iden
tified with its successes and aohieve
ments, and was a thorough North
Carolinian in pride of State and in
attachment to its institutions. Serv
ing ia the State Legislature and in the
Confederate Congress, be was man
of influence because of the prudence,
wisdom and intelligence which he
brought to bear upon publio affairs.
Of good original powers, well dis
ciplined by study, he was able to
assart himself at tbe bar, in legisla
tive halls and before tbe people. He
did a large practice as loner as he at
tended tbe courts. He was a decided
success as the President of an impor
tant railroad line. He was blessed
with an accurate and retentive mem
ory, which served him in business
raatterp, in politios and at the law.
He had uncommonly sound judg
ment,'and had decided gifts for pol
itics. It is altogether probable if he
had given himself wholly to the pol
itics of the State, that he would have
held after the war important offices.
Hia mind was dear, practical and
Col. Bridgers had a taste for rural
life and agriculture, and still the
most of his life was given to other
pursuit. His knowledge of the re
souroes of the country through
which his line of railroads ran was
well nigh perfect. He could tell you
off-hand, we have beard, what was
the number of bales of ootton and
other products of the soil that had
been shipped at any depot on his
roaa. aewaaan interesting com
pamon and we have had many pleas
ant conversations with him concern
ing men of mark in the past. Hie
recolleotion was minnte and circum
stantial, and we never had a con
versation with him without learning
something of poblio men. He lived
to a green old age, in his seventieth
year, and when we last saw him he
seemed good for another decade' of
coupler has been thoroughly tested
and works most' satisfactorily in
every particular The President has
been authorized to have some
couplers made, and they will be
plaqed upon tbe different roads which
have asked to test them.
This new invention is a most im
portant one, and it is -claimed will
prevent many . accidents whioh are
occurring daily and be a source of
great convenience as well as economy.
This is a home enterprise and our
townsman, Mr. J. H. Davis, is to be
congratnlated npon his invention
which has already received such fa
vorable comment in railroad circles.
The board of directors are composed
of gentlemen of high character,
energy and ability, and they are .de
termined to push their invention, and
to have it introduced everywhere
praccicaoie, and have no doubt of Its
being a great success.
' That the President of this company
is Mr. W. A. Riach, Auditor of the
Atlantic Coast Line, is a sufficient
guarantee that the enterprise will not
prove a failure, but will bavethe con
fidence of the publio generally. Tbe
company say that they claim
nothing which eannot be practi
cally demonstrated, and desire
nothing for their coupler but
what its merits give it. It relates
to that class of car couplers in which
the draw bar is made with two jaws
having a vertical opening between
them, and one of whioh jaws is pro
vided with a vertically-pivoted and
horizontally-swinging knuckle, one
eide of which forms a book to couple
with a corresponding hook on the op
posite car, and the other aide of
which forms a looking arm that drops
behind a spring seated tongue to lock
thejiookin rigid eoupled position.
The improvements consist in the pe
culiar construction and arrangement
of the spring locking tongue in the
draw-bar, which can be unlocked by
a push-lever from the top or side of
car. The absenea nf tli
car coupling is noticeable in this im
proved coupler. '
JKI FEU Ann'MAJ&lirE.
A Disabled 8chooar Towed lot
The Big al Service observer at
South pott reports t at the revenue
ontter Colfax, while cruising about 28
miles south by east of Cape Fear bar,
fell in with tbe disabled three-masted
schooner Navarino of Boston. CaDt.
Cole, and towed her into Sonthport
harbor. The Navarino is laden with
9,500 bags cotton seed meal and was
bound for Boston. Bhn cleared from
Galveston October 29 tb, and is 43 days
out. Captain Cole reports that from
tbe time he passed the Dry Tortugas
he experienced a succession of gales
from north of east, tbe most severe
being on the 25th of November, when
aftout 60 miles east of north of Body
island In this gale the mainsail and
fore-staysail were blown away, tbe
foresail and flying jib badly torn and
the jib and flying-jibstays carried
away. The arrival of the cutter was
most opportune, as the vessel was
without provisions and water, and
was without a serviceable boat, hav
ing lost one and having had the other
badly stove by a heavy sea.
Schooner Lena Breed, h Anna fnr
Philadelphia, was seen Dec 8th, 25
miles oft Hatteras, water-logged and
- IION. JStt E. BMLlDOMCUa.
Hl Beanaina Bronffet to tala city Ar
lataimaatt ArraBaaaaMta for Ui
i Fonaral T-day The BMlatiaa
Adopted y in Cfcaaar of cooa
- aacre as Board mt Trade--'
The remains of the Hon.' R. R,
Bridgers, (whose death at Columbia,
.8. C was announced in , the ' Stab
yesterday) , were brought here early
yesterday morning on a special train
and taken to the residence of his
son, Mr. P. L. Bridgers,': corner Sixth
and Princess streets. The interment
will be from St. James' Church, to
day, at 1250 p. : in.' As a mark of
respect , to i bis memory . al I of : the
bnildings of the two railroads in this
eity were . covered, with the insignia
of mourning and : all of the engines
were draped.' These will be dlsplay-
ea lor tnlrty days, r . ;
Daring tbe day a circular, of which
the following is a copy, was issued
from tbe office of the General Man
ager, viz: vv: - .- ';'
To Employes of the W. W. and
W. V. d A. Mailroads:
It is my painful doty to announce
to yon the death of . Hon. R. ; R.
toofr Weldon and Wilmington, Co
lumbia St Augusta Railroad Com
panies., As a mark of esteem and re
epect to tbe memory of our deceased
President, tbe general offices at Wil-
uiiugwuuiu ius uupa at wiimtog.
ton flnH mi. flnrnnftit will ha nlnsail
-" www w w ... vw VU '
Tuesday.December lltb, aud Wednes -i
Sr aiu Bud ids local
offlceB at Wilmington from 10 am.
4o 9JBO p. ul, Wednesday, December
12th. ., ... ..
Tbe officers and employes7 are re
quested to assemble at the general
offices at Wilmington at 11 a. m on
December 12th. to attend tbe funeral
in a body and to wear the usual
badge of mourning on tbe leit arm.
1 be funeral will take place from St.
tiauiea iiaaroo si u sv p. ra.
V. P and Gen'l Manager.
MEKTIXa AT PRODOCE KXCHANGB.
A joint meeting of th Chamber of
Commeroe and Produce ' . Exchange
was held at the rooms of tbe latter
body yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock
to take action la regard to the death
of Hon. R. R. Bridgers.
The meeting was called to order by
Mr. H. C. McQueen, President of the
Produce Exchange, who stated ; the
purpose for which it was called and
requested Mr. F. W. Kercbner, Presi
dent of the Chamber of Commerce to
preside. ' '
Mr. Kerohner, on taking the chair,
said that a committee, cousistingfof
Dr. A. J DeRosset, Mr. D. G. Worth
and Mr. J. H. Chadbonrn, had been
requested to prepare suitable reso
lutions, and Dr. DeRosset, In behalf
of the committee, submitted the fol
We, he members of the Chamber of
Commeroe and of tbe Produce Ex
change of this oity, called together in
joint meeting to mourn tbe death of
one of oar most honored and distin
guished members, desire to place on
record tbiste timonial to the memory
of tbe Hon. Robert R. Bridgers, long
associated with ns, and always among
tbe foremost in every effort to pro
mote tbe welfare and advancement of
our eity and State. Tbe universal
shock and grief of our entire commu
nity at the annoonoement of bis tud
den death at Colombia. 8. C. on tbe
evening of Dec. 10th, testify to the high
estimation in whioh be was held by
oar people of every class and pursuit
in this community. Promineut and
successful in early life in tbe le
gal profession and In commercial and
financial affairs in other parts of pur
State be was during tbe foar years of
our o vil war an earnest and influen
tial member of tbe Confederate Con
gress, aud in 1865 became a citizen of
Wilmington at the bead of that great
corporation - the Wilmington aud
Weldon Railroad Co. Under bis able
and admirable nrlmlnlatniMrin fr i,nu
become the chief link in the chain of
one of tbe most important and pow
erful of the great lines of travel and
commeroe in our land, developing
new and great i dustries .in all tbe
States of tbe Southern Atlantic Coast,
aud fostering and promoting tbe wel
fare of thousands of our people.'- At
tbe same time be has given bis iu.
fiuenoe and material aid to many
of the great manufacturing and
other enterprises wbiob have done so
uioob to promote tbe prosperity and
progress of our oity and vicinity. -
Gentle and courteous in obaracter;
active, persevering and able in tbe
prosecution of every work in whiob
he was engaged, be has endeared
himself to all with whom be has been
associated, ana has achieved a re pa
lauon wmcn extenas throoeb
Stoat ot alow. Brtdcar.
-The sad intelligence reached here
last night that CoL U. R. Bridgers
died very suddenly at Colombia, S. C
about half -past 7 o'clock yesterday
eveniner.of apoplexy- The news
was a great shock to his family as
well as his many friends, and be will
be sadly missed in Wilmington, where
be has lived for - the last twenty
three years - - --
Col Bridgers was sixty-nine years
old and leaves a wife and six children,
all of whom have tbe sympathy of oar
eutire community in this'sad hoar of
their bereavement. The remains will
arrive here at half-past 9 o'clock this
morning, and will be carried to St.
James' Church, where they ' will be
kept until the funeral, which takes
place Wednesday." The. boar for the
funeral will be announced hereafter.
CoL Bridgeraf at the time of hie
death, was President of the Wilming
ton & Weldon, Wilmington, Colombia
& Augusta and Albemarle '& Raleigh
Railroads, and also President of the
Navassa Guano Company In each
and every one of these high positions
be showed that he was a man of- ex
traordinary admi istrative . abilitv
and possessed tbe fullest confidence
of all tbe companies be so bly repre
sented. -;: '
He .' was born in Edgecombe
county, in tbis State, November 28th,
1819. He graduated with tbe highest
honors at the University of North
.; arolina in tbe class of 1841, studying
law during bis collegiate course and
being licensed to practice a week af
ter graduation. In 1844. he was sent
to the Legislature, serving as a mem
ber of . the Judiciary Committe.
After this be withdrew from poli
tics and devoted hia time to
planting and in the practice of bis
profession, becoming a leading prac
titioner. In 1856 he was again sent to
tbe Legislature and continued there
until 1861. During tbe war be was a
member of the Confederate Congress,
serving on the Military Committee
and also on tbe Special Finance Com
uiittee. At the close of the war he
wa elected President of the Wil
mington & Weldon R.R.Comnaov.and
throuKh his individual efforts the road
wa saved from bankruptcy, and en
tered npon n unexampled career of
prosperity, thus laying the founda
tion of the great Atlantio Coast Line,
a monument to bis energy and mas
terly skill, and of which he not only
discharged the duties of President,
but for years was General Manager,
until, a year or two ago, on account of
his increasing age and the business
devolving upon him, he requested the
directors to relieve him of the latter
office, and at his request Mr. H. Wal
ters was appointed General Manager.
A dispatch received late last night
from Columbia, S. C. say :
Col. Bridgers was stricken while
addressing the Ways and Means Coiu-
uimee oi me uegiaiature, ana died in
about an hour at the home of J. T.
Barron, local eonnsel of tbe W., C. &
A Railroad. Tbe remaius were placed
on a special train, draped in mourn
ing, aud sent to Wilmington at mid-
tn um ilea. B. B.
Tbe-foneral of the late Hon. R
Bridgers, which took place yesterday
at noon from St James' Church, was
attended by 'a large number of peo
ple; the . church -was -filled to over
flowing and many persons were ana
ble to gain admission to the build
Ing. .The : nietnbera of tbe Prodaoe
Exchange and the Chamber of Com-j
meree attended the. faneral in a
body. : The. officers and employes of
the Atlantio Coast Line in this city
and at Florence.'. S. C. number! nz
several hundred, also attended In a
bOdy.':"N i!lV -i v'-V-i-';: -:' . j
At St. James Cborcb. the services
were conducted by the Rector, Revi
Robert Strange, assisted by Rev. Dr.
Huske, , of Fayetteville, and the
Bishop of the Diocese. - - " "- '
- After the services tbe remains were
followed to Oakdale by a long line o
carriages, containing the family an
relatives and connections, and an im
mense concourse on foot.
The pall bearers were Messrs. -P,
Glavin, M. Griffin, John Fitzgerald,
R. A. Southerland, J. T. Oarvey, D.
M. Morecoek, J. G. Kornegay an
Thad. Dale. Honorary pall-beare s
Dr. W. George Thomas. Hon. Georg
Davis Mr. Donald McRae, Mr. D. G
Worth, Mr. H.' Walters, Capt Jnoj
F. Divine, Capt. James Knight. Dr,
A. J DeRosset, Mr. Isaac Bates, Hon.
Charles M. Stedman, Hon. O. P.
1 MJUUiBLjiS TMJLGJSHF.
Mearee. CoL P. W. Kerch ner. Col
Jno. B Palmer, Maj. Fred. EL tcott
and Dr. E. Borke Haywood.
To Patrol tn oast.
The steamer Colfax is one of th
vessels of the revenue marine service
designated in an order issued npon!
the recommendation of Secretary
Fairchild, for such vessels to cruise
along tbe Atlantic coast dorin&r tbe
season of severe weather, for the pur
pose of affording such aid to die
tressed navigation as their circuin
stanoes may require.' '
. These vessels are to patrol the coas
outeiae ror a distance of four marine
leagues, and in each case are to carry
an extra amount of provisions an
clothing. They are to remain in thi
special commission until the 1st o
The other vessels selected for the
service are tbe Woodbury at Eastport,
Me.; Delia at Portland, lie.; Galla
tin at Boston; Dexter at Newport, R.
I.; Swing at Baltimore, (front at New
xorg. Mammon at Philadelphia,
WA.ua t it o i on.
New PoaiofBce and Net Eat-rprls. '-v
Anew postoffice, called Mai mo, has
been established at the place hereto
fore known as Register's, In Bruns
wick coon y, about ten miles from
Wilmington on the line of thi w
C. & A. railroad, and Mr. C. W. Sier
nas oeen appointed postmaster. The
railroad company. It is understood
have also agreed to change the name
of the station to Malmo.
; The change is made at the instance
of Messrs Hansen & Smith, who have
acquired : by purchase large tracts
of lands at the station, where
they . are now making arrange
ments for putting up a saw mill, and
machinery for making shingles.
There is a large bed of fire-clay of
ewiienv quality on the land, which
it is proposed to develop at once,
principally for the manufacture of
"terra, o.ntta li ...
Smlth tbat bey will offer
LnMement8i e""ere,and hope to
place Dpft floarlsnin town at the
"" aaa. -a
. Ill motto of Talleyrand,
1. 1 Fteaca mplomatist, was: "There
iwi? " OCC88fal s succeas." In
Cough Syrup there U nothing so saccesa
ful as Hasson's Syrup of Tar. CusiomeTT
and kmaST " -"
length and breadth of our whole
Mr. Don MacRae seconded he
resolution submitted by Dr. DeRosset
and spoke in feeling terms of bis ap
preciation of tbe deceased as follows:
Gentlemen: I wish to second tbe
resolutions which you have jnst beard
read. Tbey express in becoming lan
guage the records of a life of unlim
ited energy and usefulness, and an
appropriate sense of the obligations
of our State, and of this community
to cherish a- respectful and grateful
memory of the services of our deceas
ed friend tbe Hon. R R. Bridgers.
Tbe energies of such a mind as be
possessed were far reaching for the
progress and welfare of tbe numerous
interests whiob be bad in charge, and
the results of suoh energies could not
in tbelr nature be of a selfish cbarao
ter. Tbe work of bis busy brain gave
employment ana tne reward oi indus
try to thousands, . and .though his
views of - duty prompted him to a
high sense of loyalty to tbe interests
be served, yet he always manifested
an ardent interest in tbe wel rare and
advancement of our city; therefore'
it is appropriate tbat we should do
honor to hi memory. Personally. I
feel tbe loss of an intimate friend and
pleasant companion; one always
ready to sympathize, counsel and ad
vise; who ever proved himself a warm
friend to myself and all my family.
As such I mourn bis loss and regret
my inability: to give expression to a
more befitting testimony to his mem
ory. V ...;jv j
On motion,4t was ordered that the
proceedings of the meeting be spread
upon tbe minutes of both bodies,
that a copy be transmitted to the
family of the deceased, and tbat the
rooms of the Exchange be draped- in
mourning for thirty days.- i
A resolution was also adopted that
the members of both bodies meet at
the Exchange at 10.80 o'clock this
morning and attend the faneral in a
The Pa bile Baiidtna
The Charleston Newt and Courier,
mentioning the fact that Mr D. A. J.
Buuivan of tbat city was the lowest
bidder for the contract for the gov
ernment building in Wilmington,
says: "The bids will have to be sub
mitted to Secretary F irchild through
several different departments before
any action of a decisive nature win
be taken, and henoe no award has
yet been made. However. thr ia
every reason to believe that the con
tract Will be Aa.n1l n M. Q..111
and of course tbe wora will be well
and satisfaotorily done.w '
The soft In nf thm m.. 1.
, .f . - Bvuuirou
Powto? Tryi?" PoXMnl'' 9f
Tbe Board of County Commission
ers met yesterday afternoon, in ad
journed session. Present: Chairman
H. A. Bagg and Commissioners E. L.
Pearce and Jas. -A. Montgomery.
E. Hewlett, county treasurer, sub
mitted his aunual report which was
received and ordered registered.
J. A, Hewlett, constable-elect for
Harnett township, offered his official
boud in tbe sum of 1 1000 with OT. J.
Love and Wm. H. Green as sureties.
The bond was approved.
David Jacobs, coroner-elect, offered
bis official bond for f 1000, with R. L.
Hutchins and Daniel Howard sure
A communication from pollholders
in First Ward, asking to be allowed
pay for extra work, was laid upon the
The following magistrates sub
mitted annual reports: W. H. Strauss,
C. H. Thomas, Jno L. Cantwell.
The following were drawn as jurors
for tbe Criminal and Superior Courts,
which meet in January next, viz;
SIPHRIOB C-iTJhT JURORS. '
Firs week E. F. Cason, Wm.
Blauks. P. Teboe, G. W. Bishop, W.
B. Willis, W. H. Saeeden, Jno. W.
Kiug, W.L Rogers. H.B. Kure, Chae.
Waiters, C. Tietjeu, SW. Holden.
Second week G. W. Westbrook, L.
A. Bilbro, A Liebman, Moses Boney,
C H. Heide, H. Cf Evans, H. M
Woodcock, P. F. Piatt, B. F. Penny,
Z. E Morrill, J. F. Soil. E. D Hall.
JURORS FOR CRIMINAL COURT.
H R Latimer, B F Rubey, J RJio
lan, Geo Zeigler, J W Hodges W W
Topp, C E Wood, W L Young, JC
Bow den, "F K Hashagen, J F Wool
win, J M Ward, Bissett Divine. WS
Hewitt, A U Green, J G Hashagen.
John ' cLauriu, A H Leslie, George T
Grotgen. . F raig, Dan O'Connor. L
b Boutherland, -hoe E Davis, RH
Bunting, T L Rowell, J Schamelr. I T
alderman, O G Parsley, J 8 West
brook., HDMurrill, W A.PattouA
Skipper, J W Woodward, t; H Scbml
ken, A J Johnson, G vv Burnett.
The Board adjourned at 4 80 p. m.
to meet on the 17th inst.
Capt. W.H. Bixby eava that th
last annual report of the Chief of
Engineers (just issued) recommends
the following appropriations to. the
coming Congress: For the comple
tion of work on Trent river, $8,500; a
Beaufort Harbor. $38 000; at Bogue
.oouna, woqjjoq; at New River $17,000.
For continuing work on Cane Fear
river aoove Wilmington, $60,000; on
i?rlver' I10'000; on Yadkin river.
t Jtiumoer river, $ 10,000;
on Waccamaw river, $18,000: on
Roanoke river, $45,000, . on Pam
lico and Tar rivers, $8,000:
on Contentnea reek, $10,000; on
Neuse River, $30,000; on route.Vrom
Newbern . to Hanfn.f nik...
uu uBnuwe AreeK, fau,uw. Xot the
ape Fear river b-low Wilmington, it
is learned that there is still available
about $244,000, and that bids for the
prooeuuuon or proposed Improve
ments on this part of the river will bo
opened on the 6th of January next.
El.trie Bittar. .
This remedy is becoming so well known
and so popular as to need no special men-
uuu. Au wou uavo useu jsiectric bilteifr
sing the same song f . praise. A purer
medicine does not exist and it ia guaranteed
to do all that is claimed Electric Bitter
will cure ail diseases of tbe L ver and
Kid nevs will nmon Ptmnia n .i. d .i.
KOeum and oher affections caused by im
pure blood. - Will drive Malaria from tbe
ays em a rd prevent as well as cure sill
Malarial fevers For cure of Headache
CoDStioation and Indigestion try Electric:
Bitters Entire satisfaction guaranteed, or
monev refunded Ph ksv. a H w
per botUe at Wat H. Qaxsir ft Ca's Drue
ItoinloaUOB Meat to tb gvaat by tb
SrMdat. Th stiver aad Harbor
ry t eicraph tj th Momuux tar.
Washinot . Dec 10. The Presiden i
has sent tbe following nominations to the
8aate: Captain Peter D Vroom, of tbe
Taird Cavalry, to be Inspector General
itb tbe rank of Maj or; Captain Edward
Hunter, First Cavaliy, to be Judge Advo
cate, with tbe rank of Mj r; CapUia
George B. Deris, Fifth Cavalry, to he
Judge Advocate, witb rank of Major; First
Lieut Robert Craig. Fourth Artillery to be
Assistant Q laitermaater, with the raak of
Captain; Capt. Douglass M Scott. First Io
f an try, to be CimmiBsary of Subsistencts.
with the rank' of Captain; First
Lieut. Charles Hey. Twentj-ibird Io-f
faotry. tone Commits -y of 8uieisenceJ
witb tbe rank of Capiaio; William Joseph
Larkins, of Illinois. (Uatholic pr.est). to be
Perry Baimont. of New York, to be Eof
oy Ettraordionrv and Minister Plenipo
tentiary of tbe United States to Spaio. ' j
Wabhibot -n December 10. Tbe River
and Hirbor ADorooriUion bill has hw
completed, and will be reported to ih
Uouse early tbis week. It appropriates i
round numbers $ id 000 000 Tbe loctlitie
cannot be given at present aa members ar
under an injunction of secrecy not to re
ei mem uoui tne euitra Dili u in sba
Tor toe press.
Washington. Dec 11. Orders were
issued tbe Navy Department, tod,
for the Uoited Statss stemrs Oslena aDd
Yantio to aail from New York to-morrow
fir Port-an-Pri Hai.ii m rr,..o ik.
oentaaas ot tuts tioverament.
Mr. Chandler presented in tbe Sna
'his morning a petition praying forauin
veaiiiraliaii intn tha ilrl aonn..i. n
- w.,Muvu Ul
tbe right to rote for Electors and Conereas
men ia South Carolina last month . This
petition is signed by tbe name of 195 resi-i
dents of Z igler precinct, Orangeburg
county. 8 CL and reel i en tbat they en
deavored to comply witb the registration
law of tbe 8ute. but were prevented from
doing so, and then on the day of election
were refused the right to vote. Tbe letter
tccompanying tbe 'petition, wbich Mr
Chandler also presented, slated that 3 626
voters of Orangeburg county were thus def
prlved of rxrcising their right . of fran
cbise The names were taken at the polls
as fast as their owners were refused ih3
privilege of depositing their ballots. Tbe
petition and letter were refeiied to the Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections.
Washington. Dec 18. The River and
Harbor Appropriation bill was reported to
tbe House of Representatives this morn i an
by Chairman Blaochard Some changes
oere made in the bill, as finally agreed
upon. It appropriates $11,906 850. Thr
io towing arc some nf the principal item
wapirupriuoD ; a orioiK approaches $50
yw; voaneaion. lociudtne tsnllivaoV 14
land. $300,000; Winyaw Bay. 8 O . $10ol
000; Cumberland 8und. Qa , $9 000; Mo!
lor !2 V,170 Jme8 Riw. Va
$135,008; Q eat Eenawha river, $150 000
m-utb ot St, Jobna river Fia SIOO.OOO
B ack Warrior river, Ala., from Tu-caloo-s
to Damol's Creek. $100,000 Tennessee
river below Chattanooga, $250 000. !
Jcillow3!nKare PPKpriations below
$50 000 for North and 8outh Carolina:
North Carolina Beaufort, $15,000:
water way b-tween Beaufort and New
River. $10,000; between New Bern and
Beaufort, $10 000; Gap- Fear River above
Wilmington. $20 000; Currituck Sound.
Co, n jack bay and North River bar. $6,
M0;Neuse River. $10,000; Roanoke Rfver;
.South Carolina Georgetown harbor.
reat P Dee. $8 000; 8-ntee
I n nSS Ksccamr- 7 WaphooCut.
$10 000; Wateree. $5 000 I
Washotos. Deo. 12 Tbe President
to-day nomtoated Wm. H Morris, post
master at Birmingham, Ala , and Walter
U Bragg, of Alabama, to be Inter
state Commerce Commissioner. Mr
Bragg s term expires on tbe 81st mat. The
law provides that all appointments subse
quent to original ones shall be for six years.
Commissioner Bragg's nomination to-day,
it conflrmed, will therefore extend his offl
C'uterm 8ix ,ear from January 1st, next.
The President also nominated to be post
r: J?n O Hunt. L xin.ton, N. G..
" uub. aaonroe, . v., ana Jno.
C. Hunter, Union 8. O
Ilaery of a Dprat litDi r
Coovict to Bacao from tb mala
PrlaoM at Kasbvtii.
Chicago. Dec. 12 A dispatch from
Nahv.lle, Tenn.. says: Tbe failure of the
dw-perate attempt of the convicts of tbe
main prison at this city to escape four
weeks ago, was but the beginning of a still
more Desperate attempt. The prison offl .
uiaia lursume time bad suspected tbat an
other tffort to get away was contemplated,
and yeaterday discovered concealed on
the persons of the convicts and in
tbe beds between fifty and sixty knives,
BTteen or twenty razors, one revolver, and
??i.E" ltM be,,eved by lhe authori
ties that tbe convicts bad arranged to make a
desperate break Tor liberty, and tbat the
weapons were to be used to tbe Ht ad-
u ceus were aiecovered
...u,F, jwusaaa wntte metal
wi--.T.-T. i dmo tor
m....u. wunwieit money. Pieces of bogus I who iT hT." UUB,wf peooie
coUs were taken from the convict but no wonnri? J1 ,bw a disabling
dies came to light. vkh, out bo j wounds, and are therefore not reported at
An Alabama Mob- Attanpto to XrncU
-'a Wir ana rblld &Taralrr la
Fired on by b- jniiltrx-aarco
N amber or . ; People . Killed . aad
'fVoaoded-Flv Cbmpaole or Stat
Treooa Mont to Prrrv Order
" : Bibmiiiohav - Alau. Decemt er 9 Tbe
crod wnichoad been collecung pn the
streets, last nigbi at midnight advanced on
in a coubi jiii w iiu uia iuicuuuu ui ijruuu
inirK K Uawes. charged with tbe. mur
der of bis wife and child. Many . of v the
kut III and rrlMi Ia h.tnn i.K th. rtmmrl
and prevent tbe trouble, and some lost their
lives io .m attcuipk. . - t
When the crowd was within a few feet
of tbe jail door and - bad tailed to heed
numerous warnings, tbe cfBceis opened
tire on them, killing tL.ee men iostantly,
latailv wouudimt seven, and woundinu
more or less seriously about thirty others.
. Tbe following ia a- lull list oi tbe killed
ani wounded: , ; ... :v -
M. B TDrockmorton. Dostmaster and a
varv oromtnent and noouiar citizen. Mr
ThmnbmnTlAn ia h.iil thirtv irl tit
age. He was bora in Louisville, and came
to . Birmingham- in 1880; aa a.ent fur tne
doutbern ICxpiess C mpany. AboUt 18
months ago be was appointed postmaster
11 a Ins Vua u txw fa .nil a .hilil ' -
- An unknown negrj was sbot through the
ungs ana aiea mis morning at o o ci cs.
. J. R McCoy was toward ibe front of tbe
i . m. r i
cruwu kiicu iuo unog commencea. uc
fell at tbe first vollev. -
A B Tarrant was 'shot in the back.
After tte first volley be. lay down on tbe
ground with the hope of avoiding tbe flinje
fiM I Iff a . ITi.tA lntllli nnl h.va ft un H. w
trcT, and a ball struck bim as be lay on bis
ace ana raDgea up ine ot cs . Alter a lew
mioutea' duffcring tbe young man died.
A n Rrv.nt maa ihnt Ihrnn.h I ho heart
H wan nlanriinc near lh frnnt anii araartito
icg bis best to restrain the crowd from go-
. . . rT . . .l. a... . 1 1
iu Buy utnrer. tic icu iue um yoiibj
and died iostnntly.
0 U. Tate was shot tbroucb tbe hip and
ibroueh tbe loin. He is ding. He is
painter, and lived at East Lake He ia
about forty five years old and has a family.
- Colbert Smuh, colored, shot through the
ngni lung, died ibis morning.
Lawrence Fuzbusb. civil eneineer badl
wounded. He was shot throne h tbe
boulder. He is about thirty years old.
Charles Bailey was shot through the
hrad. it is tbouvbt fatally. He lived for
meriv at No 24 Chnrch street. Boston .
A J Schiede. -mechanic was shot in
the left side just under the shoulder. It is
thought he will die: he came recently from
Kalamazoo, Michigan. Several of his
companions were wounded, but less se
flhrlM JfanVIn wo .IiaI In t.ha tSatr nf
the head, the ball cumin? out in the centre
of his forehead. He lingered until 10
o'clock thir moraine, when be died. Jen
kins was twenty years old and lived at
Smithfleld with his parents and : tbret
hvrvt K bra ' I
Branden, at the hospital, wounded in the
thifch and abdomen, died about 8 o'clock
ibis morning. ! Just after be was shot he
told bis attendants that he boarded at the
house of tbe sheriff of Etowah count v. at
QadHden, and was here on business before
tbe United States Court.
J. W. Montgomery, wounded in the left
jaw - - .
Mr Berkley was shot through both legs
below the knee, while Bitting on tbe porcb
nt lha ruairlnnu"nf II. TO Ai.ldni.
Cbas. Bailey, brakeman on the Louisville
-1 XT I .1 !1 I . L . . 1
buu xiaBUTiiie raiiroau. was ano in uie
right side juat below the nipple; bis home
is in cos ton i uis wound, while not necea
ariiB fxtnl mm nmiauHniii
John H Mrritt is at the hospital, shot
through tbe calf of tbe left leg.
Matt Kennedy, also at tbe hospital, is
snot ia djiu legs oeiow tne knee; tne run'
leg is badly sbattertd; tbe left is a fl sb
onnd. He is also abot In tbe left arm
"lil-t hnlnw thn Alhniv an1 l.h hnnn la Kro.
sen. He is about fifty years old, and hat a
wne anu seven cnuaren.
J . W. O wen is at tbe hospital, shot en
tirely through the right thigh. He ia a car
penter about fifty years of age
J. W Giimore. fatally wounded through
tbe bowels, is forty six years of age. and
has a wife and fire children living at Gre n
Frank Cbilder. dead.
: Albert Sooth, colored, sbot in the back
and seriounly wounded- He worked for
tbe Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
Mr. Y ungblood. Mr Alexander and E.
W. bcoper. reported as killed or wounded
are not hnrt.
W. A, Brd was shot ia the right lahoul
der. tbe bail passing entirely tbr- ugh bim
and coming out near thespiual cord. He
is thirty years old.
Col. Thomas G. Jones, of tbe Second
Regiment of tbe Alatama State Troops
arrived here this morning with five com
paties, and is confident of bis ability to
prevent any lurtner attempt at mob vio
There wa- much excitement for a while
mat night, but it baa subsided somewhat
LouiBViLUE, Dec. 10 A special from
BirmiogDam, Ala, sajs: The' coroner's
inquest to day ia endeavoriog to get at the
bottom facts in- the Saturday night's massacre-
Thexcitement sUll runs very high
and people are divided over the action of
the officers. One very remarkable feature
is tbat nearly every man killed was shot in
tbe back, ; showing tbat tbe crowd had
mrneuaway wbeu the firing was begun
Postmaster Throckmorton was shot in the
lower part of his back, through and
through, and A. D Bryant was shJt
through the heart from tbe rear. Man
point to this as very damaging to the offi
cers. 8tvral funerals took plsce this
afternoon tbe postmaster's, Mrs. Hawes',
he." murdered woman, and little May 'a
T brock morion's funeral was the largest
and most imposing ever held in Binning-
. Arter the body of Mrs. Hawes had been
brought into the city early Saturday night
and was afterwards ordered out by Mayor
Thompson, numerous reports' were rife that
the body of little Irene bad been found in
tbe same lake, but tbie was untrue. It has
no1 beSS. dboeied, so Coroner Babbitt
says. The shooting of Saturday night
almost blotted ibis feature of the appalling
tragedy out of mind, and nothing bad
been said of It yesterday. The lake is being
"i.iucu m usy. .
An attempt was made to aee Hawes' new
who. ansa mane story, but she had re
turned to Columbus. Misa, Saturday morn
ini?. fortunately in time to escape all these
aunseqnenl bnrr.rs. Tbe last words she
emu wine relative Who went borne with
ne' were ny Godl nncle. all tbis
win Kin me. r I cannot stand it I I eannot
-tana h i one is a lovely airl, about twenty
years of age ,
There were wilrl
. ---------... .. cai ius ounu
last night tbat a special train containing five
. "oowoijipiBua woma reacn
this city about 8 o'clock this morning, Jjut
thev did not nnma -
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engl-
-ju nawe m a member, have
teWrapbed that they have engaged a de
t a 10 WOTk up 106 Tney helieve
. uawca is lapuwni, ana mat toe colored
woman, Fannie Bryant, and Albert Patter-
. irew'"Ba 'ODD8a Hawes. and
uom aiiieu loecniiuren.
iwciBitraoHAM. Dec. 10. It Is reported
tbat Hawes has made a full confession of
tbe crimes charged against b o.
Business is going on as usual to-day. ex-
Oui.t IK.I .11 .u 1 . . .
eaioona- are ciosea by
Order Of Col. Jonul mm man. .v.'
troops, and tbe only evidence of the trbnble
UUw rcuiaiuiBK is toe line or troops and
fnnonntguar.dlD,l! e,er PProacb to the
jll. There U still much feeling but it ia
eubdued. No matter who was right or
ho was wrong in tbe tragedy of Saturday,
that terrible rally has settled all desire of
tbe mob to break down the Jil They will
not try it again. Shettfl Smith is still in
Jail under arrest for murder, and Cbief Po
lice Picard was released on $10,000 bond
this morning Smith may leave the city
under military eoort until full ezamina.
tion of the case is made by the coroner, but
f 50611 ,ulI determined as jet
niT5?'-,S,,,w,B u comet list of the
killed and wounded:
.Dead-Maurice B Throckmorton, J. R
o 2f A P TB- A. D. Bryant, O
O. Tate, Charles Jenkins. Colbert 8mitb.
Pn'ffi u8?,6"' ffonw o' Gadsden,
V?r,e8.Bilevand nnknowo negro
This list is obtained from d fferent un
dertakers, and it is thought there are two
li. VDer,' ?r whom c0" have not
yet been obtained. : , .
The wonnded Mr. Berkley, John H
Meirut Matt Kenned,. J W Owen, j!
W GUmore, Albert Smith. W. A Bird
a. Keichwein, Lawrence Fitabueh A J
Schideand J. W ifni.i.Jr T'.'.r
rier8, P l i The dl
completed their plans for'thTboJdT, X
bvVb aW.; 1 JWh imraaKed
aozen, ana the Aews saya there ia a fearful
muttering going on about the' aolSyrt
money v We hear to day of a Very
d stressing accident wbich occurred la?t
night or early tbis morning on tte R & n
Railroad near Concord. Mr. Aleck i mpi
bell, a brakeman, in attempting to cliuib
to the top of one of the freigbtcars, sHpped
and fell between the cars, and was crushed
to death.'- Mr. Campbell came a few years
ago from Powbatan county. Va . and was
at one time clerk for Mr. T. 8. Bhelton. in
this city. - "
; Ne Bern Journal; The Dem
ocrats of Edgecombe county stood aloof
from Republican bonds and on tbe first
Monday in December tbey all, bu one
failed to bring up tbe required bonds The
indices were promptly dtclnred vacant by
the board of c mmisn'oi ers, Dtan.crais
were elected and tiled their bonds at csce
Messrs A & J. B Reel, . Iiviok in
Pamlico county about tibt miks from
Fiwlers Ferry, bad their gin burntd last
Thursday. Tbe fire was canted by t:nrkg
from tbe smokestack Lr ss about $S00
m tly in sed cotton; no damage to aa'
Cbinery; fully insured The goesin
on tbe streets yesterday was conceruinlr
the putcbase by Mr, Jas A Brjan and
Mr. Gbas. 8. Bryan of tbe stock owned
in the National Bank of New Beru bj
R 8 Tucker and Dr Martin of-ftalcj'gb
Mtj Tucker alone, if we mistake not'
owned a mjority of the stock and viriudlc
controlled the mangement of tbe tat,k
Morganton Star: Master Drg
Boger. eon of Mr. Wm Boger, of tbis pi.ee
met with a very painful accident last Sat
urday. He was loading a car r:dge shell
tie placed a cap on tbe shell and put pow
der in it and was tapping tbe wad wht-n the
powder exploded, tearing bis haod up con
aiderably It is thouitbt tbat an aojpurat0g
of the band will be necessary - On jbSf
Monday evening Alf Motes, who lived
Uoui 17 milea from Morganton, wt-nt in
the bouse of bis brotbcr.iD law'g, ,je
He me, and commenced pelting the h .,ise
with recks, which brought Gelms to the
door. Helms ordt red Moses three times to
leave, but Mosea co menced cur.-iD and
abuaing Helms A fight ensued in which
Helms drew a barlow ktife aud subi
Moses in the throat, killing him a! moat in.
stantly. It seems tbat an old grudge tim
ed between the two men and Moses wttll t0
Helms's house to settle it Helms citme to
town on Thursday and gave himself up to
Sheriff Webb, who placed bim in jsii to
await an investigation.
Raleigh News-Observer: New
Bern has a beautiful little pamphlet in cir
culation at tbe North setting forth its rare
advantages as a wiuttr resort. Raieeh
should follow her eiHmnln a 6.
ored man nme Sam Stewart starttd to ihl
fire, yesterday evening and when turoinr
the corner back of the market house be
atumped bis toe and fell flat on the t-nmnd
and before be could
ruck ran over bim. He was badir
tiled. Receipts of cotton to date 21 -
183 bales. 8ame timo last j ear 23 663
bales. The Sute Board of Agr-cul-
inre completed its wcrk yeeieidav and ad-
Journea. the board accepted the tenon
oi the Commissioner of Aiririiitnr.
directed the Commii-sioncr to correapood
with tbe U 8 Commisbiouerof Asricl'ure
with regard to a North Carolina exhibit at
the Paris exposition. Tbe- rtmainutr of
the work of tbe board consisted mair.ivof
rnntinn work. Rirlcoii!o v r 'r,.
cember 8 Henry Lsllard, who awe to
town tbis morning, with a iod of wood,
was killed by bis horses runuiog awny!
Tbe wood fell en him. hrr-sbmn hi.
and crushing bis skull. The horses were
ecsrea oy a passing train. He)e&vpn
wife and five children .
Weldon Netcs: The Rev. W.
B Morton, the hloir!
list church at this nlace. hnfi rernivi-rt m .11 '
to the pastorate of the Br.iirt church t
8tateaviile and also to tbe Jit Airycburch.
We learn tbat Mr. Morton has nnt w i
termined what iuir hn mill mii n
these calls. Tne Halifax aad Scot. 1
land Neck extension laMHirfwrjiw&i'msctiijtf
10 Greenville and the W & W
haye agreed to extend it furtueron to
Kinston and to Jacksnnville. Onslow
county. A railroad frt m Qalifaz to Jack
sonville Will ODen un a fine riinntv. Thin
road will be crossed seven miUs IhIow
Scotland Neck bv the Cbowsn and South
ern railr-iad. A large town ia exptcicd to
SDrinir tin at thfir innrunn Th Cln.in
& Southern railroad frpm Tarbf.ro to Nor
folk win be completed by Juecct July.
Mr. 8 P. Brinkli-v. hp f.cid t.rid
greatly respected cuis.-n of th scuu:.ty,
was killed in a horrible nasoDer od Wed'
oesdav last near Snrinc Mill. He was at
the gin of Mr. C. T. L-iwreocc about a
mile from tbe station acd who walking
near tbe machinery while it was iu motion
when bis coat was cauttht in tbe belt driven
hv thA whrpl of IhA iincrinA anil hp wrr
drawn in between the bell and heel. Tbe
engineer could not see bim and he c.uld
make no outcry so tbat be wae revolved
over and over again around the wheel and
was terribly broken and mangled. He was
f Iron tint afrnr a htlo hut rpmntnfit nfl
innanimia tinlll ha AieA a fro hnnra lutf-r in
spite of all that could be done for him.
T?alomli Nlmna- f)haerner It is
aaid there are oclv 19 lawyers in the Dre&eot
Legislature. 11 in the Senate and 8 io the
House. Tbe 4th regiment of the Siate
Aiiarrl i.-tmmnHMl h. Cn Anlhunv md(1
representing tbe military of tbe conjouni-
roe. Concord, Siatesville, Asbevilie and
Wavnesville. unanimously and enthusias
tically endorsid Adjutant General Jobes
for reappointmenc, we are informed .
Judge Arm&ttld, recently appointed succes
sor to Judge Montgomery will heciD his
circuit at Pitt Superior Court, Jno. 7'b.
Tbe successor to be appointed to Judge Av
ery will beeiu at Durham. Jan 14;h Tbe
successor to be appointed to Jutie 8bep
herd will begin at Cabarrus, January 8th.
tnHnnB flhonKftii anit A trpro will IkIth thA
oath of office as Supreme C-urt Judges
January 1st. Ot tbe 170 members or
the new Legislature only 13 served in tbe
last Assembly, 7 in tbe House and S in tbe
Senate Washington, Dec. 9 To
day, about 2 o'clock, a prisoner nsmed
Newton and a negro sheep-thief were
caught attempting to break j ii A luooel
bad been made under a bed nd the open
ing had reached to witbin a few iaci.es of
the outer wall, when discovered by Jio.mie
Hodges, the efficient deputy sheriff.
Blankets had been used to muffle 'he noise,
and Newton was armed with a British bull
dog. He is a desperate chsracter, having
been just given seven years for complicity
in the murder of Cox, of Blouni'd Creek,
by Frazler, who was lynched tbe following
night. There were eleven of tbe risers in
aii at the same time.
New . Bern Journal : The
pamphlet entitled 4 Sir Waller Ralti.h'i
Lost Colony," will be issued sometime du
ring this month by Mr. Hamilton McMil
lan, of Wiltnn NnlailhsUoriiDK
Judge Montgomery has closed couit sod
an even di reo were sent from 1 ail to tn
penitentiary, there are still eleven pris nt"
iwaiieniiary, mere are still eleven pnt
being fed and cared for at the tipecs'
Ihemnntr. T.ui Thunut.v the 21
ult., the dwelling house of Mr. d ward
Ooz anrt famila- liln.. fimunahorO,
Onslow countv. cauaht flm and was burn
ed to the ground with everything id it. but
a . a J . th
iuo norrioie part was tbe burning to u
in the honaa nf tha Hnln ia mnntiiS oU
girl nf Mr. and Mrs. Cox. Nei htrof"
psrenu were at the house at the time r
Cox had left bat a very short tin"
for bis work, and Mrs. Cox bad
gone to a spring a hundred or two Jta
away from the boo-, leaving her child"
one about three years old and the otber,
tbe little One (nnntinn. in th hf)U8f P'f
log. She had been to the soring but a re
minutes, when besring eomethiog strange,
"oo towaraa tbe bouee to see h u -She
ran as quickly aa sbe c ud. but g;
""is juat in ume to near aouui -
nauui ner uymg cnna in me nuu
tried to iret in th hnns thinkine botb ber
children were inside, but could not do
as an the inside of the building vu
and the roof about to fall in Ue"g
something under the b use. and lousing
unner ana rmind ha ii, at onnn criue .
nearly scared into fits. Sbe just succeedea
ia getting him out before tbe house iw y
through. Tbe charred remains of toe .
inn wm ioudu (uier awuuo -
sumad. but was recognised. "-