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THE WILMINGTON P0ST
GHAS. I. GrRADYj
; EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
TEpeMr8 "SCUIPjTIONINTAUIABLT IN ADTA.SCS.
RATES OF ADVERTISING:
Advertisements Will be inserted at l 00 per
Muare for first insertion and 50 cents for each
! aline or less, solid minion type, constitute
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,..itl w, uciu in me several cnurcnes jn
this city, to day, as follows
Thomas' Church (Catholi).
At the Hanoi Iim-im rr: ini
u uck, a, . Vespers at;3i o'clock; P. M.
St. James' Church (Episcopal).
Morning Prayer.-at lOi A. M. Eyenioe. Prayer
at 5 P. M. Sunday "School at 3t A- M.
St. Joliris' I Church (Episcopal).
Divine services at 10 oclock, A. M. and SI
jpLj. Sunday School at 4 o'clock, P. M.
K r First Presbyterian Church.
Divine services a lOi A. M., and at 8 P. M
FTont Street Church (Episcopal Methodist).
Services at 101 AJ M., and 7 P. M., by Rev. J.
U. Dally. , St.bbath School at O A. M.
Services at lOi A. M and 7 P. M. by the Rev.
John N. Andrews.
A., il. E. Church, Cor. 5th and Red Crots Sts,
Divine services- Prayer meeting at 5 oclock
A. M., preaching at10:30 A. M. and 3:30 and 7:30
r. M. Sabbath school at 1:30 1 . M. Rev. u. Jr.
Zion'g M. E. Church, Cor. 7th and Church.
LJLi w .ii.iH a. Lj 1.U.1111 j- . ill ail II mm uiiti .uw I't
17 or. Ellis Lavender Pastor.
Pre'hyteriau Chapel, cor. 8th and Chestnut
Services at 10:33 A. M., and 7:30 P. M. Rev
W. T. CMr Pastor in charge.
St. Paul's Chapel, cor. Fowrth and Orange
Services 10:80 A- 21., and 7:30 P. M.
1st Baptist, coiner Campbell and Fifth.
! Services at 10:30 A, 31., and 3 P. M., and 7:30
P. M., M. M. Johnson, Pastor. Sabbath School
at 9 P. M. ' -
jEbenezer Church, (Baptist,) seventh between
- i ! Orange and Ann streets.
i Services at 10:30 A. M., and 3 and 7:30 P
-R'jr.'Wm. H. Banks Pastor
Special Newspaper Advertising and General Col
fleeting Agency for North Carolina.
- ' WM. Al HE ARNE & CO.,
SoeciaVAgenis lor the North Carolina Press,
and General Agents for the Collection of
i Claims of every dcp.cription througuout
i- the State. Office, Goli8boro', N. C,
Are authorized Agents for tbe Post.
iT7TN-TrN. We are now prepared to
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execute, at this office, all manner of Job
To Qdb Readers. Subscribers will no
tice that the cross on their paper denotes
"time out" and we would be pleased with
prompt renewal ot subscriptions.
Cheap Advertising. All our friends are
cordialiv invited! to send notices for this
column at the exceeding low. price of 10
CENTS A LINE. ".
Mr. Hall, at the: Post office, has " some
uiore of thetn tickets." j:
Thcuotice totax payers we commend to
our readers. '. - '.' '
, The Sheriff gives public notice of the day
of election for representative.
City Clerk Durfee, gives notice that in
terest on city Bonds will be paid July 10th.
A horse thief named. Davis, was arrested
by Constabte Sellars, who escaped from
Heinsberger has got some more of those
Albums," and all sorts of Envelopes at his
store. -,j . ; I
The Mary Sand ford has been taken to the
shoals near the Railroad where she will be
i examined preparatory io refitting.
4 -nr Prrln has our thauks for " some
. more r of her delicious cream and cakes
" so well appreciated by the PoST-men.
The advertisement of Mr Smith is one
that touches us very ! movingly especially if
thebills" (MosquitOs) are long.
- The Wilmington and Weldon road gives
notice that excursion trains can; be obtained
by parties of citizens desiring to make trips
in the country. j v
jn enamored youth wishes the Postmas
ter to keep all boquets that may come for
Mm. The sympathetic P. M. says he iciU. ;
Tub Steamer Rebecca Clyde will take
North for a month, our friend B. J. Lawton,
Harbor Master for this port We wish him
r a pleasant trip and happy return.
' The " Old North State" locomotive cross
ed tbe new bridge over the North West
branch ot Cape Fear River Thursday for the
- first time. '.' . ' - 1 ;. :
The Republican Executive Committee
met last night and adjourned to meet again
Monday mgbt at 1 half past seven o'clock.
Members will please take notice. - r
The public are informed by special ordi
nance of the Board ot Aldermen! that po
licemen are al ways on duty wbenj acting un
der the orders of the Mayor or Marshal.
Ladies would do well to examine the
stock of Sewing Machines now at the store
of 'Hanson & Co. The most reliable deal
ers in machines are those who have practi
cal use for them. i.
The arrest of the Captain of the Laura A.
Webb, on warrant from Squire
gives rise to the question whether other than
a United States Court or officer can detain
a vessel on the high seas.
The Citv Attornev has decided that the
Marshal has a' right to permit any dog to be
taken from the pound by any person who
may pay the fees if no owner claims prop
erty in the time specified by lawL
Mr. Clifford has renewed hisi very fine
stock of family liquors and stands ready to
serve all customers with a pure article of
ale. of bottled liquors of any kind. Let the
"Clifforh House" .be patronized as. "jolly
Joe is a very good fellow."
The N. C. P. and R. have a giant in the
rJearinn line in the person of 1 the witty
(VV.) promises us
" invest." Don't
know we are not Brigham Young?
Our festive friend Wesley Whitaker seems
to bring all the powers of the press to bear
on the grand Rileigh scheme for making us
The waggish insinuation that we are to
" draw apiaao or a hoop skirt " really too
bad as we have no use for either.
We have beeu shown the prize medals
made by Brown and Anderson fpr the Cape
Fear Academy Students. The jbadges! are
very credible evidences of the ability of the
firm mentioned, to make articles of taste
and value for pur citizens who vjrould other
wise be obliged to send to New jYork. I
Not a great while ago one of the New
York churches sought toiucrease the size of
its congregation and
contributions by em
ploying half a dozen handsome young wo
men to pass the collection boxes for mis
sionary and other objects. The plan was
recently given up, however, after the place
bad acquired the name of "The Church of
the Holy Waiter Girls."
The remarks in the Journal on the exhi-
bitioa of the Hemenway School were meant
to be kind, but yet the insinuation of the
extreme poverty of the pupils was out of
place and has no foundation in fact. So
excellent is the svstem of instruction ; em
ployed that many parents prefer to send
their children to Miss Bradley's School in
preference to any pay school.
r- They say-that the negro is not
of the white man. If the follOwiosr
prove that he is, we want to
will : "Henry Law, a negro,
ted to jail at Huntsville, Texas, stole
winter more than $600, and while
way to the penitentiary stole from the Sher
iffs pocket the evidence of his conviction.
After this was recovered he escaped from
custody ands was only captured after nearly
a year's search. When found he was attir
ed in female apparel. I"
Shifpins News. There were four
sels outside the bar yesterday evening
will probably come up to the city this morn
ing. The schr. " Flying Scud," from Balti
more arrived yesterday, consigned to Wil
lard Brothers, loaded with corn; Captain
Schr. " Ben," from New Yolk, consigned
jto Williams & Murchison.
The " Rebecca Clyde," came in yesterday
and will leave Monday. . '
Here is a receipft for a summer drink we
can recommend to everybodjy : " Take . a
spoonful of whiskey and drop it carefully
in the bottom of a wine-glass then take a
quart of water and throw the whiskey out
of the window and add water to the whis
key in the glass.' Taste to see if strong
enough. If so add more water. Let this
preparation stand till you arej dry and then
drink it clear." If this preparation should
not quench your thirst, step into Perrins
Soda Saloon and try the boda fountain
two or lhree times.
The letters from the people phis week are
more than usually interesting. The spir
it of "76" still nerves the "sons of the sires,
to remember our ever glorious anniversary
of independence, and we hopej to see a great
revival ot the old national interest among
; The remarks of pur correspondent about
Mr. Martin we do not object to, but we de-.
sire to seethe childish question of "color"
forever sunk Education, ability, and faith
ful service must be our watchwords, and not
nationalty or love of clique or class.
If a younff lady wishes ; to have herself
published in the daily papers! as " beautiful,
fascinating and accomplished," all that she
need s to do is wrap up her clothes in a dirty
towel, take a hundred or so of the " old
man's" greenbacks, crawl out of the kitchen
window about midnight, ai d elope with
her father's hostler. It is as certain as fate,
and will bring the desired notoriety as sure
as stagnant frog ponds will bring mosqui
toes.x Besides, if she has a particle of ro
mance in her composition, she will enjoy it.
General Massing. Tbe newly; elected
Commander of PostNo. 1, Grand Army for
the Republic, deserves special mention- not
only as a gallant officer who has served the
government faithfully, but as one who after
retiring to civil life retains the same virtues
distinguishing him while in the perform
ance of his duty in the field. General Man
ning enlisted in April, 1861, as Quartermas
ter's Sergeant of the First Maine Volunteers
In the following September he was com,
missioned First Lieutenant and Assistant
Quartermaster, and -in: August Brigade
Quartermaster 6F2H" Brigade Sixth Army
Corps. In October he was made Division
Quartermaster, and in May 1864, Acting
Chief Quartermaster of the Sixth Corps.
After serving in this capacity until thh
Sixth Corps was mustered out General Man
ning retired to private life where he has
performed his whole duty as a citizen, r
Never Say Dye. The censor of the
press in Pennsylvania thus slaughters the
people who want to dye :
A young man of sandy complexion and
tow head, with a fierce black moustache
stuck in the middle of his face, is as incon
gruous and offensive an object as can well
be imagined yet it offends the eye at al
most every step. The war paint of a red
savage is not more grossly obnoxious to a
oivilizwrl tnsfp nr mno r.nrrlia.llv hnrharnna
than this use of dye. If a black-bearded
man were to stain his capillary adornments
of a brilliant red, we should call him de
cidedly mad but he would be just as sen
sensible as the red-bearded man who dyes
black. Nor is the use of dye in the delu
sive hope of concealing the blanching pro
cess of advancing age any more to be com
mended. There is no more graceful or dig
nified adornment than gray or white hair
and beard. We have in our mind men ot
our city whose waning years have brought
them a silver beard. that might fitly deck
the chin of Abraham or St. Paul, yet who
by black dye haye given themselves the ap
pearance of superanuated burglars or butcher
boys. The effect is wholly brutalizing and
The commissioners of taxation have under
consideration the following amendments to
the tax bill :
For kissing a pretty girl, one dollar.
For kissing a homely one, two dollars
the extra amount being added probably for
the man's folly.
For ladies kissing one another, two dol
lars. For every flirtation, ten cents.
Every young man who has more than one
girl is taxed five dollars.
For courting in the kitchen, twenty-five
Courting in the parlor, one dollar.
Courting in romantic places, five dollars,
and fifty cents thereafter.
Seeing a lady home from church, twenty
Going from church without accompany
ing a lady, five dollars.
Fcr sleeping in church, ten cents, the
proceeds to be devoted to supplying each
seat with a palm leaf this hot weather.
If the civilization of a community be
judged by public attention to cleanliness
we are afraid the good people of Wilming
ton will ceme off but poorly in comparison
with other and more heathenish cities exist
ing many centuries since.
Not one bath room in Wilmington ! Not
a public bath room where the dust-grimed
traveller or the heated citizen may decently
cleanse himself. Certainly Southern . cities
are deficient in all the essentials of health
keeping cleanliness, but a river-side city and
sea-port like our own has no possible excuse
for not possessing at least one place where
the man of refinement and cleanly habit
may purify himself without journeying to
the Sound or Smithville ! We learn that
there are some bath rooms now awaiting a
tenant, and that so littfc encouragement has
been given by our citizens that the place
cannot be rented. This looks very bad for
the habits of our citizens, and it is to be
hoped that some one having faith f in the
preservative effects' of soap and water will
establish bath rooms. ,
At a meeting of Post No. 1 G. A. R.,held
June 24th, 1669, the following officers were
elected for the ensuing term :
' Post Commander S. H. Manning. En
tered U. S. service as private 1st Maine In
fantry, mustered out as Colonel and Brevet
Brigadier General U. S. ,V. .
Senior Vice-Commander Ed. R. Brink.
Entered service as second lieutenant 10th
Ohio Volunteer1 Cavalry mustered riut as
Captain and Brevet Lieutenant Col. 10th
OliioCavalry, Junior Vice Commander.
Junior Vice-Commander Chas. E. Tey
lor. Entered service as Assistant Paymaster
U. S. Navy, mustered out with same rank.
Adjutant Benj. Durfee. Entered service
as private 3d Massachusetts Infantry. Mus-
tered out as private 2d Massachusetts Ar
Quartermaster John Ryan. Entered ser
vice as first Seargeant 164th N. Y. Volun
teers, mustered out as Captain of same regi
Surgeon C. S. Servoss. Entered service
as third Assistant Engineer U. S. Navy,
mustered out as second Assistant Engineer:
U. S. Navy.
Sergeant Major E. H. McQuigg En
tered service as private 12th New York
Volunteers, mustered out as 2d Lietenant
V. R. C.
Quartermaster Sergeant Henry J. Mintz.
Entered service .as private Marine Corps,
mustered out as Corporal Manne Corps.
The officers-are to be installed at the next
regular meeting on July 7tb, 1889. t
j TnE Hemes way ScHobi Exhibition.
On Friday evening we attended the exhibi
tion of the Hemen way School, and a pleas
anter affair it has never been our good for
tune to witness. The Theatre was well filled
btjparents and friends 1 of the children, and
atnong the spectators was many ot our first
citizens. The ladies ini charge deserve great
credit for the skill and taste displayed in
the arrangement of the programme, and the
tact and good judgment shown in the man
agement of so large a number of boys and
cirls. The vouner ladies were all
attired in white and wore Wreaths,
boys looked as nice as "any j similar
we have ever seen. j ;j
'The decided talent shown by Master
Iany and the; other, yoiing gentUmen j who
spoke, elicited much applause from the au-
j. dience, and the bright little Misses! who
played the disorderly school girls," made
us laugh until our editorial sides : ached.
The " baby boy" appealed to each parental
heart by his winning ways. and the , little
cherub who evinced a coyness fuly equal
to the ardor of the youthful swain 4,' brought
down the house" several times. Where all
did so vjeli it were invidious to distinguish,
but we may congratulate our city upon hav
ing such excellent schools and such thor
ough teachers as Missesi Bradley, Rush ; and
Hascall. ;,.-' - J
Among those present we noticed Hon.
G. Z. French, Sheriff Schenck, General Col
ston, E. Kidder, Esqj, ; Professor Megin
ney, Rev. Mr. Singleton, Jno. Holmes,
Esq., Col. Hedrick, Dr.; Freeman, aid many
other of our first citizens all ready ti testify
by their presence the -interest they 1 feel in
our system of free schools. ! i 1
Education Circular. We publish
again the excellent Circular f Superinten
dent Ashley:, ; j- j 1
i State of Noi.tii Carolina, I
Department of Public Instruction,
RaleiOh; June 1st, 1669.
Dear Sir : The undersigned, anxious
to incite the public mind to a general effort
on behalf of education,! do "hereby recom
mend that one or more Educational ' Meet
ings be held in each County, on the ensuing
fourth day of July, and that the best speak
ers obtainable bb invited to; address said
We think that there is no Way
in "Which we can more r advantageously or
becomingly celebrate Uho anniversary of
bur National Independence It certainly
will be a pleasing departure from the mo
notony which he has rendered many citi
zens indifferent as to the observance of the
day; and surely is in accord.with the pro
gress of the age. , j ' ! V
What will it avail I that jour martyred
fathers shed their blood to purchase for us
a country extending fromi sea to sea, and
from the Gult to the Lakes, unless their
posterity be armed with education, the only
sure means of maintaining that inheritance?
We shall most effectually! commemorate
tbe noble deeds that established our Nation
al Independence, by takisg such steps as
will aid the children of the State to an edu
cation that will enable ;thera to understand
and appreciate the history of Revolutionary
times. ' ''.' I j ; jl-' r
On Independence day, theii let the peo
ple assemble without regard to past ! social
or; political differences,-and! let us 'enjoy,
throughout the State a day of public in
It is estimated that th e'eapitation tax, if
fully collected, will amount to three hun
dred and seventy thousand dollars. If the
people are made to understand that .three
fourths of this, or two hundred and seVenty
six thousand dollars, are fox free school pur
poses, we conjecture that there will be ! no
difficulty about its collection.1 It you favor
the moment we hope you will use; your
best efforts to assemble the largest possible
number of citizens, and tojsecure the servi
ces of good speakers for the occasion, j
& S. Ashley,
Sup' t. Public Instruction,.
! j. W. Wood,
Ag't. Board of Education.
New Magazines, Pit'iodicals-, fcc
The Eclectics for July comes to our table
with a rare selection of fineireading matter, i
The Southern Eclectic lias some few original
articles intended no doubt jfor the defunct
Land WcLote., -j- j '.j ;
The New York Eclectic contains Rawlin
son's Five Great Monarchies of the Aucient
East British Quarterly ; ,The Etruscans ;
the English of An ticuity-r Cornhill Maga
zine; The Nature ot the j Interior of the
Earth Popular Science Review ; Can a
Catholic Priest contract Matrimony lMac
millan's Magazine; On Sleep Macmillan's
Magazine ;m The Cycles of ! the Worlds
Belgrazia ; About St. Paul's London So
ciety ; Russia and the East Macmillan's
...... j i
Magazine; The Northmen, Heathen! and
Christian BlackcoodYs Magazine ; He Knew
He was Right Anthony Trollape; ', New
Expedition to Central Africa Spectator ;
Cromwell and the Jews-km?m Athe-
n&um ; The Deep Sub Spectator ; A Word
on the Drama in England j and France
Macmillan's Magazine ) Wallensteiu and His
Times Cornhill Magazine; Charles Dick
ens' Moral Services to Literatuie Specta
tor; The Council of Trent and the Council
of the Vatican Saturdafy I Review ; The
Sea-Kings at Home; Chdn0ers Journal;
Ri?ing;of the Nile World of Wonders,
Frank Leslies paper with its huge picture
ot the Boston Festival, deserves all sorts of
credit, and the Hearth and Borne weekly is
as well, sustained as ! ever, j Zell's popular
Encyclopedia is before us and Nos. 23 and
24i are filled with valuable information.
...:. . .,4,1-- j ;-!
Appleton's charming Journal seems tq im
prove each new number, and, the ever weL
come Galaxy contains contributions from a
whole host of bright particular stars in the
literary? heavens. j I
Packard's Monthly for July comes to us
especially rich in good reading. , " The
Nude Woman" Question is treated in k mas
terly manner by Miss Logan, and the other
essays and sketches are all spicy and very
The Schoolday Visitor is especially bright
and presentable, and our young readers will
be well paid by reading it.
j LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
Water! Water! I
Mb. Editor : Oh, for one drop ot water
to cool my tongue. Last Sabbath morning
I observed that those whose duty it was had
neglected to bring sufficient water, and with
pitcher in hand I proceeded to where the
water ought to be had to my astonishment
ft was locked up and water wasting away.
I went to the" Seaman's Home," presuming
that those good people who controll that
institution would not shut the gates up and
deny the beverage God created for all ; but
to my astonishment that was shut up. Well,
I gave.it up. What can give a stranger a
worse impression of a city or a country with
no water? One of the first enquiries of a
place is the water. Has the place a plenti
ful supply of good water ? without which
neither man nor beast can be confortable,
not orle of the first duties of a city govern
ment should be to provide a good supply of
wholesome water for the benefit of all, that
all who thirst may come and freely drink,
and use for the benefit ot health and comfort
in this present world.
Wilmington, June 25th, 1869.
Mr. Editor : Are not the Rpublicans of
this city setting a bad example to the youth
of the country by their manifest indiffer
ence to the respect due the glorious old
Fourth, which all nations respect.
Liberty is as dear to us to-day as it was to
those of our countrymen in '76. And to
day we should be anxiously making the
enquiry who is our committee of arrange
ment ? Wlio is to be the orator ? Who is
to take charge of the artillery for the morn
ing ? What kind of an illumination is the
city going to have ? Where will the fire
works take plaee ? Tears gone by all these
things were anxiously looked for by the
youth of the land. They soon are to tale
ur places and it may be like giving them
the country without its symbols7
Can't the Post reanimate the benumed
nationality ot this people ?
A N$w Comer.
P. S. The respect due this day must be
. Wilmington, June 26, 1869.
Mr. Editor: In the contest tor the va
cant legislative seat of Gen. Estes, among
the many aspirants we have yet to see
the name of a colored man mentioned as a
candidate. While we are opposed to the
"question of color" being raised, we think
that when there are Worthy colored men in
our midst fitted for the position, they should
receive some consideration from the cormo
rants who are "getting" all the offices.
We take pride in recommending Mr. E. F
Martin for the suffrages of the people.
In Board of Aldermen.
Wilmington, N. C, June 21, 1869.
The Board met in regular session.
Present His Honor, the Mayor, Alder
men Kellogg, Wilson, Servoss, French and
The reading of the minutes of the last
meeting was dispensed with.
The Finance committee reported that
they would in all probability negotiate a
loan at eighteen per cent, that they could
not effect at any less rate, nor in any other
The Retrenchment committee were grant
ed further time.
Application of Simon Taylor, Daniel
Price and Daniel Haynes for position on the
police force, were referred to the Police
Application of Barry Brothers to insure
city property, was referred to the Finance
The bond or Wm. H. French, for one
thousand dollars, with Geo. Z. French and
J os. C. Abbott as sureties, was approved ,
and ordered filed.
The Marshal was directed to employ hii
street force one week iu grading Market
An ordinance for the better protection of
the police force was passed.
See Advertising Columns, j
The report of Alderman Kellogg of a nuis
ance on Corner of Brunswick and Bladen
streets, was referred to the Marshal.
The Marshal was directed to purchase
horse street scrapers, and the Treasurer di
rected to pay the amount of cost.
The Board then adjourned.
Deliciously Medictjial. This is the univer
sal verdict pronounced upon Plantation Bit
tees by all who have tried Ithem. The well
known health-promoting ingredients from which
they are made, and their invaluable merits as a
remedy for indigestion and all its consequent
ailments, and the preventive qualities against
diseases arising from climatic changes, miasmat
ic influences and imperfect secretions, are so
widely known and so honorably endorsed, that
we trust no one will forego the advantage" of
Magvoua Wateb Superior to the best
ported German Cologne, and sold at half,
price, i r
Beautiful Woman. If you would be beaa
Ural, use Hagan's Magnolia Balm. :. v (
It gives a pure Blooming Complexion and re
stores Youthful Beauty. ?
Its effects are gradual, natural and perfect, i
It Removes Redness; Blotches and Pimples
cures Tari, 8unburn and Freckles, and makes a
Lady of thirty appeat twenty. :
The Magnolia. Balm makes the Skin Smooth
and Pearly ; the Eyel bright and clear ; the cheek
glow with the Bloom, of Youth and imparts a
fresh, plump appearance to the counienanee.
No Lady need 'complain of her Complexion
when 75 cents will purchase this delightful arti
cle. ,j- j i : ! . . T .
The best thing to dress the hair with is Lyou'a
Katharion. I ;
A Proclamation by His Ex
cellency Gov. Holden. '
EXKCUTIVE DEPAKTMENT OF NORTH GABOLINA,
i l l , Raleigh, June 21, 1869.
TTTHEREAS, official information has been, re
V V ceived at this Department that a vacancy
exists in the representation from the eountyof
New Hanover, caused by the resignation ot L.
6. Estes,i Esq., late member of the House of
Now, therefore, I, W. W. Holden, Governor
of tljie State of North Carolina by virtue of au
thority conferred by law, do issue tbis proclama
tion, ordering an election to be held at the sev
eral places of voting in said county, on the first
Thursday; in August, for the! purpose of filling
said, vacancy. . : 1
I Done at our City of Raleigh, this 21st
l. s. I day of Judc 1869, and in the ninety-third
, year of our Independence. '
j I W. W. HOLDEN, Governor.
By the Governor : 1 r
w. KicHABDSoif, rnvaie ssecrexary.
Salisbury celebrates the
Fourth" on the Fifth of July.
The people of New Berne have had a
first class sensation in the way of a ",light-
There jwas a meeting of Stockhole"rs of
the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad
at Beaufort Thursday. , '
The Tarboro people have special trains
running to accommodate people attending
the M. Ei Conferehce held at that place.
t : m !
; The Standard publishes a very able com
munication from Sheriff Schenck on unjust
legislation respecting fees of Sheriffs in this
The Standard states that the U, S. Grand
jury ; haye been discharged having com
pleted their business, and the court
expected to adjourn yesterday.
A boy of eight years at New Bei"ne at
tempted suicide becauso his father threaten-
ed to whip him. The Times asks whether
we have any precocity to compete with the
little wretch ! We hope not.
Newbern has been visited by one of those
remarkable tornadoes and lightning storms
but seldom seen on the Atlantic coast.
Several 'houses were set on fire by the light
ning, and a steamer badly injured.
The Wheat Crop. Wheat was cut in
North and South Carolina last week be
fore and from all quarters we hear the most
favorable reports. The crop is better than
for many, years previous, and all have great
reason to thank frovidtnee for many bless
ings and mercies. Charlotte Democrat.
The people of Alexander county, says
the Statesville Americcn, on the 10th instant
by almost a unanimous vote, ratified a sub
scription of $30,000 made by the County
Commissioners, to the capital stock of the
A. T. & O. Railroad. The following poll :
Registered voters about 1050. Fdr sub
scription, 682. Against subscription, 70.
During the thunder storm yesterday the
lightening struck in the Neus river with
in a very; few feet of the U. S Revenue
Steamer E. A.Stephens throwing the water
fron'teu to twelve feet in the air. The of
ficers were some time finding out whether
or not they were hurt, and the shock was
quite severe. New Berne Times.
His Fxcellency Governor Holden has ap
pointed the following directors, of the
North Carolina Railroad on the part j of the
State for the ensuing year ; W. A. Smith
of Johnston ; Jno. R. Harrison of Wake;
Silai Burns of Chatham; G. W. Welker,
Of Guilford ; Wm. F. Henderson, of Da
vidspn ; John McDonald, x( Cabarrus, Wil
liam Sloan.of Mecklenburgh ; W. D. Jones
of Wake. General Byron Laflin State
proxy. Raleigh Standard.
N." C, Real and Personal Estate
Agency. We learn that this Company has
now several ladies in its employment, to
gether with a couple of clerks, who are
kept busy answering letters. We are told
that a large number of tickets are being
daily sold for the grand drawing,, which,
it is confidently expected, will take place
about the middle or latter part of August
next. Another explanatory drawing will
come off on the 10th of next month.
t j ; Raleigh Standard. 1
The Penitentiary Commissioners are now
in session in this city. The ground has
been cleared, on the site of the '" building,
and the avenue opened. Since this is done
tble location looks much better than it did
at first, and it is now generally regarded o
be a good selection. The proposes for
lumber to build the stockade have: been
opened, and the.bid of Nathan Gulley of
Johnston county to fjruu u,U00 logs ac
cepted. The f Page and Ellington
pf Wakojounty, to furnish lumber to puild
tciuporary houses for the prisoners has also
ben accepted, Kakigh Stgindrd