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WILMINbTON N Cv, THtJ liSBiV Y MORNING; NOVEMBER 18, 1869.
' THE WILMINGTON POST.
IAS. I. GRADY ,
EDITOR. AND PJlOPMETOK.
TEKM5 OF aU3CUll'IWH INVAIHABIA IN ADJCJC.'
. Per Year. . i. ..... .
Six Mouths. .
RATES OF ADVERTISING :
;..Hf.mmta will be inserted at l 00 per
luarc for lirat insertion and 50 cents for each
subsequent inecition. ' -,.,''
Ten lines or less, solid uiinkm type, constitute a
square,. , 1 " ' '
. bljuaw summer has gone.
"jlomc," on tbc 4th page.
Our office, will be closed to day.
Kveryliudy sj-eaa fair, of the fair.
Police Ion- the alert lor the ," laucy.M
The '" C-iapman Sisters" are coming.
' Hotels fuU. Boarding houses jainme I.
",AIct (moat) for repentance." Butchers.
Billiard tables make good beds just how.
Market closed; after 8:00 A. M., th i 3
- v . ' - :..
morning, . . . t -. ., - ;
Five hundred dollara fakcnlat the fair,
visited the Fair , grounds
Liojok out foMnetcors on Friday, Saturday
and! Sunday next.
What art tjie two best seasoua for taking
Pepper and salt !
1C 'T'reaaainc Bros, performed last even-,
o an eiuellcnt house.
slight "scrimmage" on Dock street lest
inc. . xno ciarei ucu.
tisou Tobacco Antidote" is a succcp?.
ors to the Fair, try it! '
Services will be held at the First Piesby-
1 church to 'day at 10:30 A. M.
hy js Autumn - the( naughtiest of sea
? Iiccauic it Uvw our trees hir. ' ,
dealers-'iu.' the. "huny tribe'
Bccauae they are dl-jJsh men.
ith ought to be 'able to " feather his
nest," because he deals in leather beds.
;t , ullice closed from 9 Ai M. to 4:30
vto 'day. Subsequently, the usual
wiu; mm "r '
I'ickpock cts are numerous at the lair
grounds, and grange to' say they were not
ailei Ward was arrested yesterday by
offiecj Hilton charge of bastardy. Com
mitted to j;til lor trial. -. i
omccr llilTiirrestcd a New York' pick
pocket at the Fair grounds yesterday.. A
slung shot lying near, was the only evidence
ofbatl iutentiou, and that was not proven
as having been in hifc custody. Released
with the understanding that he would leave
the grounds. ' J
The Journal &s the first to give currency
to thcstatementofGcn. Estes being a default
er to tne'goJernuieut; As an item of "news"
unqestionably it has , been copied by its ex
1 Gauges. Now, notwithstanding the publi
cation of the General's caid in our ssue of
Thursday last, the Journal hi maintained
a sphynx like silence. Is this honorable ?
Is it fair ? , mJfit
;j HEi Ksd Is Not Yet. I he return oi
gheti j Scheuck from Raleigh, has caused a
decided change in tlrat case of resistance to
federal authority. His gallant deputies who
to the contest ; this time uowever
leal foriina ' where the redoubtable
D . ia .TIcfo linn 1rkrifnd
Shrriftsces blowing m V"
aud the eagles screaming
u...n of the deluded 0 .p.8- u"
.. I'-'PAITU I 'WILIj.A.tAHMMl .mt
Our somewhat carping and loquacious rep
resentative in the City Forum, from the
First Ward, upon hom the robes of
oalcial dignity and the " sandals of virtue,"
sit lightly on his soul" (sole ?), has seen
,nt ia a moment of garrulity which we
all regret to say could be justly termed the
. . i ...... HfA,v- li
-ouic chin fever, to malign in the most
rms the administration of affairs at
, ? - - : -
Y :iv j.pital. Now, the writer, pain
t,i I Iv the iu8tioc of this reckless, uu
nnra assart on the
warrant , mat!afy.xl. honestly adminis-
only. decently mauag. m ? .
u" J . birv institution of
tcred. ana ine '.'"i- " - ,
ritv nr countv. .This
I 4.,oi flrmonstration, having
gevcrai times during the absence
surgeon, audvhcu"u6f expected, For the
i: paltry sum received, Mr. jArnoldV experience
J aud intelligence should' teach j him, that
4lfull condition ot the bond" is given,
corrwpoiidinfj with the "ducats" received.
Tryn-iu. Xeorgc! The lirbt ward may
typify thy nam. Aloe, ti ever thin.'.
Btiu. i P
Dkamajic Season "Married
at Thalian Hall. Da Mon-
y . evening
last that ofFspriorr of
the erratic find cpaque intellect of Eu
land's gnyit comedian, was presented in all
its incongruity and strained superficial pas
sages to the distended orifices and unsophis
ticated orbs of our rustic vcrdants now "at
tending the Fair. For undeniably, tho
hauton of the city, blissfully remained uu
dej tbc shadow of their own porch, Mon
day evening ; being painfully aware what
are the inducements of a first representa
tion. Our long denial from anything ap
pertaining to the gods Mom us, or Melpo
mene, almost constrains us, to touch lightly
the "-too palpable defecta". of tlie present
Fcrd troupe. Bat, studying the interestfeof
the more intellectual classe?, and entertain
ing a sincere desire to correct, it possible,
the absurdity, not . to say, the danger, of
tolerating mediocre wanderers for fame iuid
approbation ; and to cause Wilmington ' to
take a more highly cultivated standard
among her sister cities, is our only aim. For
the stage, unabu3ed, by vulgarism, and un
directed by Thespian mountebanks, is the
unequalled moral teaclier of the nineteenth
Well, in 'common, vvc were present, at the
representation cf " Married Life" on Mon
day evening. And after the stirring strains
of the martial band, had died away among
the recesses of the azure colored walls, the
curtain rung up, and the "tinsel, glitter
and emerald of the artistic
hand" was tin-
known unon the
panorama's, "; as
should be remedied, for if anything lays the
blighting hand to the ideallistic, 'tis smut
.bedimmed, dillap.idatcd, and haudworn
scenery. , !
In the character of lenry .Dove, the tradi
tional henpecked Benedict, is presented.
The character is one not admitting of un
natural gestures, coarse howliug, and jerk
ing ot the lingers. The disinterested, placid,
unimpressionable, fellow, is henpecked ; ,thc
boisterous, is never so. But' probably Mr.
Ryan owca considerable of his bluster to
New York (east side) training, at " Butlers"
and' the l Old Bowery." Mr. Crisp's Young
husband, '' seriously reminded us of a lay
figure n a shop window, with sufficient
electricity, if necessary, to magnetize the
right arm so u: to raise it to the jips. .If
Mr. Crisp would conquer this haljit, aud
take-. a few lessons in elocution, and ges
tures he might in all probability make a
gOod actor. Mr. Knapp, as Go-llle, Mr. II.
H. Wood?, as Jwitd Lynx, aud Mr. Iiurtou,
as Disni'd, respectively, we shall not grace
their cause with "set speech." Suffice to
state, that notwithstanding, we were at
tracted often by the shadow of the ponder
ous arm of the stage manager, reflected on
the wings, in wild beckonings to stupid
stage business," and the ': scene shifters"
exposing their elongated pedals tf the ad
miring audience, wc managed to I catch an
expiring word, once in a while.
As to acting, well ; we commend them to
the scene prior to the, mock play in u 11am
let." Lillie Eldridgc, is no stranger to our
eyes, her sunny face aud tiny foot we have
witnessed in " other climes."'"' Miss Eldridgc
essays to do well. As to the other ladies
we shall be silent, preferring that, as we
always do, to ladies whom we cannot con
scientiously jraise. j
everybody's , fiu knd."- (Second INight.)
'Twas our misfortune at one time to see
the inimitable Clark, who .after successfully
outrivaling all in the leading charpeler in
this, popular comedy, sailed for Europe over
a year ago, commencing as Dc Boots, and at
last advices was nightly performing the
egotistical M'tjor. Therefore wc expected
to be disappointed, although knowing that
Mr. Ryan would strive to render this diffi
cult character presentable. This evening
(Tuesday), however, Mr. eRyan had a more
critical, fasbiouablc and exacting audience
than the previous night "and apparently
seemed to wake up to a full knowledge of
the situation." But we yet failed! to wit
ness any improvement, iu the . performance
generally. Mr. Crisp, us I'c&rthcrty, .still
found great difficulty1 of disposing! of his
hands, of his legs and of his head, though
we felt tempted to dispose of the latter sav
eral times. The same animation, the same
modulation of toue, the same stick-like sit
uation, although his character was entirely
different from that of Monday evening.
Mr. Wood, as Iccbroo!:, found ample joppor
tunity to turn his head right and left, in
ordr to catcli the manager's " cue ,: to jrc
frrat or advance. SI'SS Eldridge bad been
given a character utterly at war with her
accustomed role. The vivacious, coaxing,
or coquettish, is alone Miss Eldridge's J'ortc.
And when not a soJiytU the mistake read
ily reveals itself. Miss Hawthorne made her
first appeancc here, as Mrt. Sicantdoicn, Mrs.
Vernon's unapproachable character. On be
half of Miss Hawthorne, who has . before
graced many of the Metropolitan boards,
wc eee the quiet, unobtrusive. Stcalisdoun
In " the amusing Irish play," thep4 Irish
Tutor," we saw a wig cover the head of
" Terry," that exposed only too well tlie dis
guise of thefc. Wc witnessed another
jthat exposed the oafy fault of excessive paint
ingVatid lastly, wclwere not strangers to the
waut of intelligent conception of character,
by the actors, the surroundings, and the
effect thereof; aild (he, - never Wanting
wromfjteis voice aud stage managers
u cuc.T, Miss Eld ridc, as .Vary, waa in a
more congenial sphere, and there ore un
embarrassed by unnatural posit5ms and
situation, sho was " herself agaiTL1
" Scnoot-A crowded, and. f& iionable
audience greeted this sterlingprcpcliou of
T. S. Robertson la t evening at tbctThcatie.
Wc are compelled to! Ray,-that the 1 perform
ance pleasantly exceeded our cxnrctations.
Ryan, was the cringing, fawning, t rannical
gruz, and seemed to more intelligently com
prehend the author's intention, than usual.
Miss Hawthorne, as Naomi, convince 1 ua that
she is" the one that properly shouid lead the
troupe.. Miss Alexander had litti: to per
form, but. done well under the tirebmstan
ccs. Miss Eldrid're was afjain in I totallv
foreign part, but nevertheless rehdeild Bella
.favoraljly. .-And, opropofcWvlQ .lighi
!y remind the managers, that the mission
A the reidrence to the colored troops would
be but a slight exhibition of good taste. As
it is an English comedy, "pure and simple,"
any local illusions are entirely 'out of place.
,c School " should be repeated.
This evening the New York and London
sensation" The Lancashire Lass" will be
presented. As it is Thanksgiving, a large
number will no doubt be present. To-morrow
evening, Miss Alexander will receive
a benefit, when Byron's " Blow for Blow"
will be enacted.
FIRST FAIR OF TIIE. CAl'E FEAR
. , ' FIRST DAY.
The long wished for day has anived, and
the first Fair of the "Cape Fear Agricultu
ral Society" has passed into history.
Long before the hour announced for the
opening, bipeds and quadrupeds of every
denomination, color and description,
wended their way toward the Mecoa of the
week. .And various were the conveyances.
The dray, ever ubiquitious, the stately
barouche, the ligh'tbuggy, tlie "Clarence,"
and "Brougham." There wa3 the uninitia
ted of the rustic village more appropriately
presented in the language of Teunyson as:
"Amazed the gasping rustics gazed."
And they did gaz3 atthe broad expanse
of cleared and leveled ground, the white
washed walls enclosing the arena, and the
tastefully erected Hall (outside,) and the
glaring parti colored posters of the inevita
ble itinerant rising Ba.ruums; ending in
"taking in" the while canopies of tlie "re
Although advertised to open at 10 o'clock
it was after 12 M. before the processien be
gan to move, headed by the tine military
bund of the Sth Regiment: and followed by
the Cadets oft he Cape Fear Academy under
The procession having halted-, fronting
the balcony of the Hail, Rev. Dr. A. A.
Watson, approached and read from the
Episcopal collect, a brief prayer, evoking
the blessing of Almighty God upon the pro
jects aud purposes of the Society. After
which Col. S. L; Fremont, stepping forth
uncovered, delivered the following address:
ADUKEiS OF WELCOME.
l'tlloW-L'itiLlS :il'l (ir)dlcnu ii.
vj the CVrpr I'wr Ajrfctdtw'tl A-'aociUhn : .
e are here to-day to inaugurate our lirst An-'
We are here to meet and welcome the people
of every County, State or Dominion to our first
Exposition ot the works Ot nature and of art
This is the third time the members of this As
sociation have been convened.
Our llrst two meetings were held in you citj
to-day by the liberality of Kcw.Hanover county.
we assemble upon our own eoil.'
oix moutus no ana me ground upon which
we. now-stand was covered with a piue lorest.
We make no pretensions to any cieellenee iu
our airangcmeuts nothing has yet been per
fected we arc in a stute ot transition, but hope
before another year roils around,- to. -have these
grounds much improved.
On the i'Jth day ot December.last a tew ardent
and determined men assembled in the city ot
Wilmington, ami set this ball iu motion.
The people, city aud country,.-. have taken it
up and rolled it on, until we arc to day enabled
to begin the tiiit Agricultural, Mechanical and
Commercial Fair ever held in the Cape Fear
At our regular annual meeting on the 'JvMliday
of January, last, the Executive Committee Was
iustructed to take efficient steps aud do all
things needful lor holding this Fair.
How well that Committee has -done its duty,
we leave for you to say.
Commencing without grounds, without funds,
ajid without credit or means of aoy kind, it-has.
been able thanks to the generous and liberal
men aud City ot Wilmington, and county ot
New Hanover to produce the result before vou.
Wc have d(ipe what wo could to make our
iends comfortable aud to "feel at home" with I quired if ho " wai'nt lboliu' ol us." Pre
5iSd ow. do ,o t m. ,Lai ,h. i The tfca ! Wby, tbe pmtle.
Cape Fear people expect to accomplish by this
Fairs ' 1 wi'
aud the holding of the Annual
ill tell you what wc hope to effect-
yea, what we expect to accomplish:
Wc desiie to improve the method of culture,
and thus increase the amount of agricultural
and horticultural productions of this country.
We desire to improve -the mechanical and
manufacturing skill ol North Carolina, and
thereby enable her to occupy the position she
of right should told wit!l her &btcr common
wealths of the 'Union,
W e desire to enlarge the field ol commercial
operations of the city and port of Wilmington,
by assembling tne people here annually, wfiere
all may sec and know each other, aud learn the
advantages and facilities lor busiuess that our
Cape rear country allordi.
In a word, we desire to inaugurate a perpetu
al war upon Ignorance, Idleness aud Prejudice.
luc men ol tnis Association ieel as wc all
should feel, that intelligent husbandry and
skilled labor must be introduced among us, be
fore our people can realize in a material 6cnse
the natural advantagas of soil, climate, and
A new system of labor wks introduced just as !
we had emerged from the'most giantic civil war ;
of modern times, with homes desolated, altars !
and firesides in rums ; witn nelds more frequent- !
ly plowed dv artilleryman ny tne implements ol
husbandry; our manufacturing ttablishmouts !
almost wholly given to the flames; our .young,
men fallen in battle, and our people rduced to
ri'hat then was tho duty of tlie bur ?' What
work developed upon us ? Shoufd we, lik
whipped school boys, sit down and whine and
whimper at our hard fafe ?
Should we, the descendants of the men ol the
first revolutionary men who fought and won
their indjepcudencc, quail before difficulties
such as these? Should we, tht people of Noith
Carolina, who scut near; one h and red thous
and stalwart men to the field iu the late strug
gle, hesitate in our duty to ourselves ind our
posterity ? i j
No! No!! Heaven forbid it H! Our duty
was and is too plin to he mistaken.
We who had literally beaten our pruning
hooks and our plow chares jinto swords and
spears, and sent the flower of tra youth to the
field in ' del once of a cause we believed jost and
righteous. Should we hesitate in the jrork of
re-building our homes ; should we, the people
ot this old dominion, after doing our jduty to
the powers that existed, falter in oar duty to
ourselves and our children, by failing promptly
to reconvert our war-weapons into j pruning
hooks, and by going torth inj our strength to
subdue and replenish the earth !
"Look not mournfully into the Past !
It comes not back again ;
Wisely improve the Present, it is thine ;
Go forth to meet the dark and shadowy Future
Without fear and with a manly heart;"
To encourage this good work, and for mutual
instruction in the best methods of doing it, are
we here to-day.
We welcome all exhibitors and all visitors,
; We desire to meet all here as brethren of one
great household, as children of a common an
cestry and heritage, who seek to learn and be
learned, who desire to know and be known.
We meet as men for a common purpose, and
that purpose is t make our people prosperous
and our country great. j
No party political ends to serve, we htve on
ly alluded to the past to show more clearly our
duty to the present and future.
W'e desire above all things the development
of our agricultural resources. j
We desire the education of our young men as
farm?rs and mechanics to make them useful,
rather than ornamental members ol society.
With this view we look forward to the inau
guration of an Agricultural School upon these
grounds, at no distant day.
We think that a portion of the fund donated
to the States by Congress for Agricultural Col
leges should be given to such Associations as
ours for the purpose of educating our young
men and boys in the science of Agriculture and
the Mechauic arts. i
We may by such aid raise up an intelligent
population to occupy th places we now occu
py, and to, make the old and less efficient sys
tem of agriculture give place to new and im
In this way and by such aid our country will
make rapid strides in the direction of her future
greatness and wealth as an agricultural region.
To the ladies we would 6ay, you have a nobis
work to perform in helping on the improve
ments aud making prosperous and beautiful
your own homes.
Cultivate your flower gardens, not only for
the pleasure these products bring you, but that
you may make it a souree of much profit.
You may,, if need be, thus obtain the means
of educating your children.
The people of less favored climes desire to
have the flowers' of the South. They are now
msed, when possible to be obtained, by the
wealthy at the Bampuet, the Bridal, and . at the
They would be in far greater use and by all
classes if they were within their means.
Let our Ladies see to it that they are raised
for exportation and become a means of increas
ing the comforts if not the wcslth of our coun
try, Thus the very sunbeams may he coined into
If 9 must, as an organization, press forward
the good work we have undertaken. We
must never rest in our endeavors until we can
sec the couutrv' wo inhabit made to blossom
j with all manner ot useful and valuable produc
I We may gather here annually and have a grand
t exposition of the gifts of God (in the works of
nature) ami ol our own nanus under liis bless
ings. Here wc may assemble lor mutual instruction,
consultation and cougratulatiou. Here we can
meet annually lor social reunion and pleasant
Each autumn (after manfully struggling with
ajl the ills of life for a twelve monthr ) we may
here assemble and compare with each other the
products resulting from our toils, and thus en
liven our labors and enlighten our minds. In
this way im honorable rivalry to excel will
spring up and tend more to make our people
intelligent liusbaudmeu and skillful mechanics
and mauulacturcrs. M.
We must arouse ourselves and our neighbors
to the great work of improved cultivation. We
must s'ck to acquire all. useful ' knowledge all
improved methods of subduing and replenishing
Arid above all, be patient if an unfavorable
6ea6bn happens to destroy the bright prospects
of good crops that our climate generally affords.
"Let us then be up and doiug-, m
With a heart for any fate,.
Still acheiviug, still pursuing. 1
Learn to labor and to wait."
HERE AND THERE.
Knowing from the experience at other
Fairs, of the foolishness of taking note of
the different articles on exhibition, on tho
first day, wc leisurely sauntered around'the
ground.-, preferring to wait until the,Becond
day before enumerating the articles.
The first place we -presented ourself was
at the lent of the mountebank : who iu
stentorian tones shouted thusly : " Her yer
ar'jlthe most wont wonderful frcke of natur
ever exuib it-cd. A colt with two legs
oul ccc! Aud a sheep with four horns!
Prefect ly alive, together -with the rooster
with six jqmrer-r-r-s. Walk up gcutilmio,
onlc o e a quarter of cr 'dollar ! ! They are
no wax stateits lade c c-s and gintilmin,
but " Here the gentleman with inurf) pin
and. check shirt was unceremoniously inter
rupted by a few " inclined, but not in
clined, ,; rustic?, who iu tbeir simplicity in
luan's face alone sufliccd to crush every Ben
tuncnt of suspicion, We entered and saw
a " four horned sheep,-' a six spurred, roos
ter and a two legged colt, aud, we were lis
teners to many questions that" agitated the
Efreast of thy proprietors. Such as this for
Jlmtic Ao. 1. (In the most blissful igno
rance.) "Might them er fore feet been cut
ofi r "
tihociu'in. (More forcible than polite.)
"No 1 you d -d tool ! How could; she
live r ,
Kctic Sj. ".-- (Seeing a scab upou th
colt's shoulders.) "What's the matter with
Showman. - "That's where she got huTt
u traveling. .
It mifht be uroner to sav. that this un-
. , , , . . . . , .
cisely the same spot where the lore lee
should be. Still the clountrymau swallow
ed all, that is, the explanation, not the leg,
fur it wasn't there.
Turning round We , encountered several
persons with months agape, looking at the
sheep. And as an cvideucej of the auxiom
of the " burn t child"' we actually saw two
mm vigorously at work striving to pull off
the horns of the poor persecuted, lnnofctx?
victim of a cruel fate. But they failed as
a matter of course, they were' placed there
too tight to be so easily severed lrom the
quadrepedal cranium. No, not much !
We left here speedily, and whilcd away
the time in examining the general features
of the grounds, until the horse race took
The trotting, was anything but satisfac
tory, the " breaking up" of the horses, and
the utter want ol order, iu anywise mani
fested, around the track, and the formation
of the same, made those that did witness it,
regret the time expended.
The gallant Pomcroy, than whom no bet
ter jockey exists in this State, and on whom,
Sheriff Schenck is willing to "'bet hi
rhino's," covered himself with glory and
dirt. " He kin handle the ribbons, he
kin," in the language of a by-stander.
Pomcroy is a " Brick."
Mr. Pomeroy drove B. G. " Wilmington";
J. T. Fay, B. M. " Nellie" ; and James
Kerr, B. S. Orphan Boy," to half mile
heats,' in harness, best two in three.
"Wilmington" was successful, in 1:18;
The running match was an excellent
burlesque, and reminded us of u John
Gilpin", seriously ; and the least said about
it, the better.
Night approaching, and the leadened
sky which threatened to drench us every
moment we tarried, we left the grounds, the
days' programme being ended ; hoping that
on the morrow, more energy, perseverance,
good management would be the order, and
that a more encouraging number of persons
would be present.
The first that attracted our attention was
the excellent collection of Mr. G. Z. French,
from the Excelsior plantation. Here was
-marl, swamp muck, peanuts, corn, turnips,
beans, and cotton. Next, Topham & Go's
beautiful collection of saddlery and harness.
This is the finest collection we ever witness
ed. Home tanned shoes was next iii order.
These were very strong, and were manufac
tured at Thomasvillc, N. C., by O. M. & G.
Lines. D. A. Smith next loomed up before
us, and wc were astonished at lm hand
some suite oi black walnut furniture. Knabe
& StiefFs pianos exhibited by Heinsber
ger, of this city, arc excellent, guilts, fancy
and others, by Mrs. P.Murphy. Domestic
carpet by T. S. Ashe, ot Wadesboro. t Mr.
Froolich ; 300 kinds of butterflies, variega
ted ; also jellies, preserves, &c. J. W. Lip
pit & Co., medicine chest olegant. Alex.
Oldham, hominy &c. C. Banks, a sweet col
lection of sweets. Little River Manufac
turing Co., cottan yarns. A. K. Black, cot
ton stand. George Myers, groceries very
fine. VanOrsdell, beautiful photographs.
Wax cross, by Mrs. Chadbotiru very deli
cate. J. E. Winants. hay native, and will
take a premium. Mitchell & Huggins, corn
meal. Jno. W. Atkinson, tobacco. A. Har
grove, patent horse shoes. Hart & Bailey,
steam engine. C. K. Myers & Co., groce
ries. Wi. G. Fowler, lour boxes of honey.
Wilkes Morris, Sea Island cotton. ,J. A.
Wheeler, native wines. DeKosset & Co.j
cotton gins &c. D. A. Keith, water whccL
G. A. Peck, hardware. P. E. Smith, plows.
A. D. Brown millinery. . i V
ON THE GROUNDS
It we were not .positive that we were on
the Cape Fear Agricultural Society's
grounds, wc would imagine we were shar
ing the hospitalities ot the Sheriff's man
sion, and gazing on his ornithoii. For here,
the valiant James, holds undisputed sway.
Here arc huge Brahma's, golden, and silver )!
Hamburg's, white-faced Spanish, and black ;
Spanish, grey dorkings, gold-laccd bau
taras, crcve-coeur's, white guiqeas, bronze
turkeys and stone fence game. These, turn
this portion of the grounds into a miniature
poultry show, and exhibit the wonderful
perseverance and enterprise of the Sheriff.
In conjunction, Mr. Brock, exhibits 3
Brahma's; J. M. Cronley 3 bantams: and
W. H. Bernard, cock aud pullet.
Scheuck and Pomcroy exhibit hero again,
three fine. Chester hogs, only five months
old. Thomas Monk, enters a mammoth aow'
22 months old, and four, 3 years old.
Black bay 5 years old; handsomely formed,
,4Black Hawk," 8 years old, for speed, blood
and form. Marc, Sally Hill, 2 years old;
msre Fannie Ransom, 11 years old, sired by
"Imported Monarch," out of "Wagoner,
Mare." GeldiDg "Charley," by Dr. Winants,
for speed has trotted inOO.
Few Candidates for favoV. Heifer "Kcin
decr" 2 years old. Dark, noble look
ing bull, from W. H, G. Bradley.
"TO YOUR TEXTS!"
, Being on the linewe "dropped in" to
sec George, at the " branch of Brock &
Webb's," as G. M. A. termed it ;we think it
ib a tent. We turned from here and tasted
ot Charlie Bank's oranges and cake, saw
his ladies restaurant and marveled at its
neatness ; wheeled around and was, presto
in Brock & Webb's again, but this time at
t'other department, where delicious oysters,
and good liquors are sold. Then wc took
cigar from the branch of B. fc W.'s and
smoked until we reached the judge's staud,
and then we prepared lot
. the contention bone, waa f 500, best three
in fivei to harness. Pomeroy enter B. G.
Wilmington; T. Sutherland, enters B. M.
J. H. Morgan.
Amid a jostling, noisy and enthusiastic
rowd the horses were run leisurely around,
and getting into good position necessary to
the start, the word ugo" was given, and the
resolute eye of the eloquent " Pom," seemed
to speak victory. On the quarter stretch,
amid breathless silence, the mare broke, and
Wilmington gained a full length, but it waaj
short lived as, the herculean arms of
" Southy" brought the mare rjeck and nec)c ,
andthen botb broke badly. On nearing the
judges stand, the contest was so close as to
defy the most critical eye and therelore the
heat waa declared drawn. Time, 3:28.
The second heat, an excellent start was .
given, and the two made the dirt of the
rough, uneven and winding track in their
rear. There was no perceptible difference
upto the half quarter, when again both
broke, and the tame difficulty occuired.
But both drivers ease the ribbons, and tbc
two "dugto it" with vigar, Wilmington,
coming in in 3:26, one lengtb ahead., The
third and fourth heats, were precisely the
same. the self-same hnfc?nrr
' . - u vniuj bill!
mismerable formation of the track. Morgan
won in 3:38 and 3:28. Betting was dead, odds
slightly in favor ol Morgan, and no takers.
The fifth, and decisive heat, was run under
the most flittering expectations for Morgan,
as it was palpably evident ".Pom." was too
"confident" to drive. After false start,
they both closed and passed the judges
stand perfectly even, and at the word go,
" got oft" as if both were greatly determin
ed But, the constant castigating of poor
" Wil.," and the steady gait of Morgan,
gained him half-mile a length ahead, and ac
complished the heat in 3:24, fully a length
ahead, thus winning the race. Thus end
eth the second day's proceedings at the Fair.
John Mayer N. T. Store truck, single and double
whiffle tree and csnal barrow; Win. Woodward
farm gate, single whiffle tree. G. R. Harding,
fire and thief detective. Mrs. Joel nines, wil
low baskets; G. J. Bonej, Grant sewing machine
and egg beater; Mrs, L. ilamnigsju Fancy bas
ket ; J, G. Dayken, circular saws, s
H. B. Short, hand made shingles, H. M. Smith,
patent well fixture; Tremain Brothers, square
piano and organ ;;Williamg and Murchison, &B.
A. Dayton, leather beltlmr; Swamscott Machino
Company, N. H., twelve horse power steam cn-
fine ; A. H. Robinson, hand made stretchers ;
Ohn Mayor, hay rake,, grain, cradle four and
five fingers ; Jno Mayer, N. Y. 17 plows, sub
soil, cotton, shovel and steel ; 3 and 5 stave cul
tivators ; harrow,lox yoke, fanning mill, corn
sheller and corn mill ; MitehelL Allen & Co. -reaper,
mower, and cotton gin ; J. XI. Murphy,
sub-soil plow ; H. M. Smith & Co, straw cut
ter, and corn sheller; A. B. Root & Co, corn
planter, double shovel, single shovel, and gar
den plow ; David & Weil, clothing ; J. D. Love,
books; J. Brown, map; 8ol Bear & Bros, hats,and
clothing ; Mrs P. Murphy, sweet tomatoes ; W. '
A. Cummings, dried fruit ; B. R. Moore,
sauce; Mrs Joel Hines, catsup, and sauce;
C. C. Clark, soaps; Mrs R A , M, preserves;
Mrs J. H. Anderson, sauces and pickles ; G.
R. Harding, ladies hose ; Mrs C. A. Nixon, quilt ; ,
Ed. Kidder, plants and flowers; Mrs O. II.
Powers, ottomans; Mrs West, wax work;
Mrs Col Atkinson, wax work ; Mrs Zimmer
man, 2 afghans; Mrs S S Satchwell. piano stool
cover ;i Miss. Kate Cameron, needle work;
Mrs L Flanagan, millinery ; J C Mann,
oil painting; Miss Maggie Baldwin, oil
paintini: ; Mrs Rarisom, Z pictures ; DeRossct
& Co, guano; Cronly & Morris, marl; D
McRae.marl, Ncvassa Guano Co, amano; W HG
Beatty, brood mare; T J Lee, gelding 5 yean
old ; WH Faison, Durham bull 24 years old,
4 bulls 1 1-2 years old, 1 cow 10 years old, 1 cow
2i years old; E L Faison, 2 heifers; M Cronly,
1 milch cow and call; J M Cronly, 2 bantams; W
P Hand, corn fodder; B McMillan, honey; W
Woodward, barrel flour, M James Fryer, citron;
Alexander Oldham, hominy.
The Annual Address will be delivered at
10 o'clock to-day7 by JuuVe Howard of
Now Open Under the Management ol
John T. Ford, Esq.
(Oi Holliday Street Theatre, Baltimore.)
; Thursday Evening, November IS, 1S09.
LAST N I G II T B U T TWO
Mil. SAMUEL RYAN,
1 AND THE
llALTIMORE COMEDY COMPANY.
Only Night of the Great London and New York
THE LANCASHIRE LASS.
Mr. SAM'L RYAN, as
A Party by the Name of JOHNSON.
Miss Eldridgc as Ruth Kirby-
Mr. W. H. Crisp as Ned Clayton .
Mr: Harry Wood as .Robert Redburn.
Miss Alexander as Fanny Danville
PRICE OF ADMISSION.
Dress Circle and Orchestra . .75 cents.
Parquctte , , . . . ,,50 cent8.
Colored Gallery:.-...- 50 and 25 cents.
Reserved Seats $100
Seats can be secured st Bcinsgergers, Book
store, Market street.
Now Open Under the Management f
JohnT. Ford Esq.
. (Of Holliday Street Theatre, Baltimore.)
Friday Er.enlnz, Nv. 19, 1869. ..
GRAND CONGRATULATORY. BENEFIT
I TO - '
North Carolinas' Gifted and Accomplished
Ou which occasion will be presented for the first
and only time, Henry J. Byron's New Sensation
al Drama, entitled,
BLOW FOR BLOW.
Lady Edith Linden. . .......... .MPs Alexander,
Kitty Wobbler. .......... Miss Lillie Eldridgc
Lord Linden. ...-Mr. Harry Wood.
J ohn Drummond W. U. Crisp, J r.
Also Byron's Comic Speciality, entitled
DODGING FOR A WIFE.
1 Saturday, Nov. 20, 1869,
Last Nightf the Season.
Farewell Benefit of Mr. SAM'L KVAN.
PIUCE OF ADMISSION.
Dress Circle and Orchestra. 75 cents.
Parquetter .....50 cents.
Colored Gallery... ....00 and 25 cents.
Reserved seats.' tl 00
Seats eau be secured at lltiubucrgvr'g Book '
Store, Market street.
no? 18 $&t