,. nabbed every afjernbon, Buadayi, ex
JOSH. T. JAMES,
IDITOB AND PBOPKIKTOK. ,
ai KSCKIPTIONS, POSTAGE PAID.
0De yer,f& 00 Hi months, $2 60 ; Three
months, SI " ; unemonu.woeBH.
The ptPer will be delivered by carriers,
r of charge, in any part of the city, at the
lbore rates, or U cents per week. - .
i iTertiainjr rates low and liberal
j-tf-Subxcribers will please report any and
'fi'ure t" receire their papers regularly
BROWN & RODDICK.
45 Market St.
hnv' just finished takineotir annual
rr.-u'i' t s ick, and are now daily recfiv-
..' N'c'W ( JOl S fn iiu the Northern
ykt-ts, Miitabl; for the
j.A L AND WINTER TRADE!
Mir patrons will study thit best inter
,,1'kmi.' tb'ir piiichas s as earlyin
il, Si-oir as convenieiit,as the general in-
nrn.softhe market nave an upwaru
,v. We have just received ovr
20,000 YARDS BEST CALICO !
WiH-l.-.-aV buyers would do well to look
mrr our ?H'k before purchasing as we
na iv '-o d-i we are nrini
T1JE PRESENT MARKET
Co.si! 2 out the balance at Greatly Re
duc d I'riCcS.
ll.tin, Sniped and Ch-cKed Nainsook
Mii-ln.s. The Inibt value ever ottered.
Call and examine.
lAufu Lawns from l to 20 cents.
Chi Va.ieiy i3 Large. Our piices ARE
LOW. 6c upwards.
Ii etoiiin?, Torchon and Italian Laces.
V- have very much th Largest assort
ment that ha been ottered in this city and
i:ir prices either by the jard or piece, can
in it i? undersold.
Domestic and Imported Quilts. Our stock
of trie above is large. AVe have marked
none up in price, preferring " to give our
patrons an oportiinity to supply their
wants at the old prices
Our present assortment excels anythin
wo bavt: ever shown.
(y'al! and qive our stock a look over. Our
Kuyer is in the market at present and we
are n ceivins many Novelties.
5 and lO Cents
Is situated on the S. W. corner of Market
and .Veoiul streets, and every Steamer that.
eom.'s into this port brings a Fresh Lot o:
the most surpiisinaly Cheap and Usefu
Oo ds that ever were offered in any mar
ket under any circumstances. We offer
gteat iuduc. inputs to Wholesale Buyers.
BROWN & RODDICK,
45 IVIarket Street
NOTUEK LARGE I OT
wiu r k :o cent.0.
COLORED 2 CENTS.
ft- Look out for &tmou-cedent of Grand
N. H. 8PRUNr,
8eptls Fxchane Cornet"
T W?,D.L? NOTIFY be Plic tbat I w II,
m " r . remoT u.y business to the
nir-ucrij occupied by Mr.K.A.hchstte,
.u.lJre nsiaDnstiment, where I will
i"inuy on naad a pfek of
CHOICE F. MILY GROCERIES,
LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
nj wu!d lespectfully solicit the patron-
it-of the public.
u.r-, V-ry Respectful ly,
-rt w-tr L. VOLLns.
A Word !
parents and teachers :
lh8 Lnir-ity Series of 'School Books
adopted by o- State Board of Educa
u n Qd I have inde arrai gemects ith the
tnVPbeIs f"r their in troduction at reduced
'neujl. BK'.ka for tTle'D Tbia r
ti.n- v- 1 wU1 contioae nnlj for a ehort
ih'.i ecure Jour Book whUe they are
,j"UDtie immj:...i . ...
Ura!? PP"d through
er can hJ , ,rouna -few Banc
me on aaine
C W. YATES.
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P. Hbinsbbroer Do Not Forget.
A. A I, Shbikr Thy are Here.
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No City Court today.
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New came for tight 'boots a corner ib
The matrimonial! market is locking up
Shells of the ocauf gunboat' ammuni
thing in shawls
The royalVmii to :inarriag going to
The Almanac promises laiu for to-mor
Wirdow Glass-all siies at 7 Itafler &
Hen. pecked husbands wear their hair
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We !o8or65 minuiey ;of daylight this
The clam lias uceu
made to give way
to the oyster.
Wiudow Glass pt all
Hardware Depot .
$izes at J a code's
Remove the summer camphor from yotir
sealskin sac qnes.
Education is said to be the key hole
the the best society.
The farmers say
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cell well this weat
The lawyer may be a man,
fee-male all the samei- j
but he's a
A big spot on Jupiter is exciting the
interest of the astrpnomers.
Going, going, gone -not quite mos-
qnitoes and snnmmer (dusters.!
This month has five
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Thursdays and fiveyFrulays
She stoops to
cpnquer' was written
before the days of pin back skirts. i
It is said that sorke persons pay atten
tion who never pay
Although money is 'going at easy rates
on call, when we jcall, it is all gone.
Foliage is rapidly changing color
the prospect is a fine autumn display.
report the rivet
pretty low and the water still falling
aheadi is the farmers'
verdict at the current agricultural fair.
The cheek of the lightning rod agent ii
the only metal that is affected by the
Persimmon beer, w.hich doth not in
foxicate. is now in order
Authorities in the liqulor business pro
nounce lager , beerj the
whisky ever fought. !
The puzzle which caeful
to solve ia how to train the girls
to restrain the b vs. !
You can get the best White Lead, Paints
and Oils, and lowest .prices at Jacobi's
Hardware Depot. j . ! ! f
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U.e married woman i depends on whether
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Now is the time tor oysters stewed,
oroiiea anu escaiiopea. it L is
cooljepough to take the mod the
Archery clubs are popuhr with the
girls because they like to bend their beau.
Get him down on his knees; or on the
A man is always wanting some one to
tel" him how handsome he looks. A
woman will just stand before a glass aud
see for herself.
girls, aud yet the young men of Wilming
ton have pot thought of
Frencby, foreign shore1.
Functional disorganization of the Liver
is a most powerful and conimon cause of
melancholy Dr Bulk's Baltimore Pills
invariably give tone i to
the Liver and
tiromo'fl its nea.tbt ii act
'Stop a minute," is
ous of the i most
common of verbal phrases. And yet how
could one stop a minn
the sun to stand still
rhiracles a-e over.
Joshua caused I .
Brass i rnaments should be first wished j
with a strong lye made of rock alum, in J
the proportion of one I ounce of alum to j
a pint of water; when dry, rub with j
eather and fine tripoli. j '
WILMINGTON, N.C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1879. NO. 202
I DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.
Taylor Press of the Wilmington Com
press Company Destroyed Their
Tyler Press Intact and In Working
Order Thirteen Hundred Bales i of
Cotton Destrojed Estimated Loss
iboot $110,000 !
The alarm" of fire this morning about
one o'clock ws causjed by the burning of
cotton at the Wilmington Compress on
the Taylor Press yard ;n the first fire dis
trict. I There are conflicting reports as to
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the exact location of the fire at the be
ginning, and it is not known: whether it
was accidental or the work of an incen-
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Aue waicnman empioyea uy me
Compress Company,1 stated that he first
I dineovprarl thp. firfi in a nilfl of rntt in to
I th WiRt. nf nnrl u1 ia?tTit. to inn 1 aslnr
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Tra Sn rariirJlc HirJ thp firo unroait that
the building in which the press was erec
ted was enveloped in flames, and the cot
ton stored in the warehouse separating
the Taylor press from the Tyler press was
in a light blaze almost instantly. The
fire department were soon at work and
confined' the fire to sections one, two
and three of the Northern warehouse.
The cotton is still burning and the
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steam engines Lttt'c Giant and A
Adrian are at work deluging it with
water. The First Ward Bucket Com
pany are at work clearing away the debris
by the falling walls and
tin roofs, in order that the streams of
water can be put directly on j the burning
cotton. The British Bark D. H. Bills
was lying at the wharf when j the fire
was discovered, but promptly dropped
the stream and sustained no
The Taylor Press was shut
Hnwn vpafprrlftv nff rnrwr at. Ft rV.lnf.k
, . . ,
and the engineer and fireman remained
until about seven putting out the fires
and cooling off the engines aud boilers.
Something over thirteen hundred bales of
cotton were consumed which was
covered by insurance. We could no1
ascertain the individual loss.
Messrs Williams & Murchison, Kerch-
ner & Calder Bros., and Lilly Bros., were
the heaviest losers : in the order named.
The damage to the company's property is
estimated at about $60,000. but is most"
ly covered. The Taylor press which cost
the company, about a year ago 40,000,
js very badly damaged, but is fully cov
ered by insurance. Sections one, two and
three of the Northern warehouse were bad.
The fire of this morning will in no way
interfere with the company's work as
t' eir Tyler presses in thorough order and
will be put to work to-morrow.
The destruction of the TaylOrPress will
in no way effect the interest of the cotton
compressing of this port as the Tylor and
Champion Compresses have a capacity
of two thousand bales per day of twelve
hours, and if necessity require it they
can work extra se'.s of hands and work
the full twenty-four hours, until the run
would be over. i
The fire department worked "!nob!y iu
checking the fire aud too much Cannot be
said of their efforts and success in confiu-
incr the hrp n it tirpsant limifpri stimv
ing the fire to its present
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The Filth Ward Bucket .Cumpany and
members of the engine coaipuies worked
For bar steel, iron and
go to Jac jBI's Hardware Depot.
We Hope Not.
We learn from the Raleigh Neicsl that
there was a case of yellow fever reported
on board of a vessel near Norfolk which
caused some apprehension that it might
be the dreaded Yellow Jack. We truft
that there is no troth in the report, but it
true a rigid quarantine at once mignt
prevent the spread of the pestilence until
visiting thatljjj. Frost can come, whoee advent can
not be very long delayed now, and whip
Yellow Jack out.
Strangers in the city should not fail to
vlu the sn Factory, toot oi vnamui
sire-, i. i
Thn Wilminotnn fVmnfpss fjnmnanv
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, . nave aireauy commenctu wora ior re
days Oil, j ,. ! , . , , . ,
by fire last night. Mr. B. B Wood, the
contractor, guarantees to have his pait
of the work ready ia ten days, and the
management say the machinery will be
here in that time. This looks like buai-
'ness and pretty quick busintss at that.
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No Performauce To-Kigh .
The Star Templeton Troupe left this
afternoon, immediately after the matinee,
on the steamer MurchUon for Fayette
ville where they perform to morroa
night. This audden departure was nec
essitated account of the "tae of the
water in 'the river which will undonbt
pd!y cause delay in reaching their destina
Ihe be)jt Windows, LWs and Bli
and Lowest Prices oan be got at Jaoobi's
Hardware Depot. j
The Prince Nay leou.
This military drmna was ' performed M
the Opera House last uight by the 'star
Templeton A lunce Troupe to a very
small audience. The play, which has
but little of character aud is absurd in
its plot, has quite a number of points by
whieh au audience might Le amusei for
a time. The acting was generally good,
some of it very hue. Miss Alice Vaiie, a
the Prince, was undoubtedly the best
female vocalist, although the others wlen
tinging In duetts made sweet harmony.
Mr. Crane, as Ulandi, has a rich, mellow
-and well cultivated voice which
trolled with much skill.
The vagaries of the
Carolina, who was always; anxious to fight,
were quite amusing end he made some
very clever hits, while the grief of the old
French guard when he learned of the
Prince's death, was an exhibition of fine
pathetic acting, and the same may be
said of Barbara when she parked from
the Piince whom ske loved, but dared not
express her affection. -
i Harbor Master's Report.
From Captain Joseph Price, Harbor
Master, we have the following number of
vessels, with the tonnage of the same, that
have arrived at this port during the month
of September, 1879: I I
Brigs ' . i .'
Brigs i 3 ..
Baiques j 7....
Total 7 903
- 82 X
10 Total 3 835
Total number of American and For-
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eign vessels, 26; total amount of American'
and Foreign tonnage, 11,738.
The pi'ots report the average scuuding at
the mouth of the river, for the month of
September as follows;! in Bald Head
Channel feet.on the Western Bar 12
feet, on the Rip 8 feet, i To this is added
a rise of 4J or 5 feet of water at high tide.
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Save your money by buying your Build
in& Supplies from Altafferj& Price. f
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! I Sale of the W. C. & A. K- R.
The sale of the Wilmington, Columbia
& Augusta Rilroadj under a foreclosure
of the first Mortgage Bondholders, took
place .in front of the Court House in thi
city at 12 o'clock to-day,' by virtue of a
decree of the Circuit Court of the United
States for North Carolina, His Honor
Judge Bond presiding. ,
As the hour for the time of sale neared,
several railroad magnates from this and
ac joining cities, together with a committee
of geLtlemen from the first mortgage bond
holders resident in! Baltimore, wete seen
wending their wayj quietly in the direc
tion of the Court House. The commis
sicner of the sale, with his crier,
stood ready at hand beneath the
folds of the blood red flag of the auction
eer, ready for the work. S veral other
citizens of prominence and importance in
our community, among whom were the
newspaper reporters, were there also, and
several individual i of African descent
who always attend important siles of
real estate, stocks and so forth, were on
band likewise. But then all were not
there for the same purpose. However,
the time arrived for the sale, watches
were compared,' the Washington time and
the city time ncted, and at 12 o'clock
precisely the crowd were called together.
Then came the decree of the Court to
be read. This was an interesting and en
tertaining part of the sale, which was
completed in about thirty minutes. Then
came the announcement for bids. Bat
only one bid was made and that was
by one of the purchasing committee oi
boondholders from Baltimorewho bid the
nice little sum of $860,500 at which
amount the sale was closed That ia about
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25 pet Cant we believe of the amount of the
first mortgage bonds together with the
accrued interest to the date of sale.
Increase In Cotton.
From Col. Juhfl' L Cantwell, Secre
tary of the Produce1, Exchange, we learn
hat the receipt of cotton at this port for
September, 1878. were 9 278 hales and
f-r September, 1879, 10.0CG bales, mak
ing a d--ffsrei.ee iu favor of this year's re.
tbe mor.th just gone 788 bales.
r oio s i ii I Id re n Tn-Morrow Mebt.
H. M. S. 'Pinafore at the Opera House
to morrow night Fjml s Juvenile Oper"
Troupe will present it in a highly credi
table manner. Mr. F,rd seldom, sends
nut any tbiiu: but gxid troupes, and he is
to have a-reat many through the South
Kduring the neasou. ami we hardlv Dresume
he j would m ike his debut with
an inferior troup The children are wel
trained and no doubt will give a highly-
creditable jni enjoyable pcrformanfce.
Seats now on sale at lleiusberuer
The first of the Bell Telephone instrju
ments iu thij city wns placed in position
a few dayti ago. The wires are between
Meters Wiiiiarii& Murchisou's effice on
Water street and the office of the WiU
Dame Fashion has been hurled from
her throne. Woman may wear what sDe
fancies. , j i . -
Office of the Chief Signal Officer
Washington, D. C Sept. 20j 1879
For; the Soath Atlantic States cloudy
or partly cloudy weather with occasional
rains in southern portions, 8
temperature and barotpeteri
Grape Culture and Wine
dr. A. Speer, of New Jersey, one of
the largest grape, producers' of I the East
commenced, but a few years jago, in a
small way, to make wines from currants,
blackberries and other fruitsi He now
controls large vineyards, from: which his
famous Port Grape Wine is made, which
chemists and physicians say' rivals
tbe world forj its beneficial j effects
on weekly aud aged persons. For
sale by J. C. Munds, Green & Planner
and P.-L. Bridgers & Co. i
I To all who are suffering from j the er
rors aud indiscretions of youth, nervous
weakness, early decay, loss i of manhood
&C, I will send a recipe that will oure
you, FREE OF CHARGE. This great
remedy was discovered by a missionary in
South America. Send a eelf-ad Iressed
envelope to the Rev.' Josepu T Inman'
station Is, Jew lork Jay j
Ladies, you cannot make fair skinl
rosy cheeks and sparkling eyes with all
tho cosmetics of France, or beautifiers of
the world, while iu .pcor health, and
nothing will give you f-uchj good health,
strength, buoyant spirit! and beautfy as
Hop Buters A trial is certain proof
See another column.
Wine and Cake for
Alfred Speer of New Jersey, it should
be known, is one of the mostj extensive
producers and dealers in Pure Wines and
Brandies iu the United States, lie makes
a Superior Port Wine, which took the
highest premium attheCenteuuial, known
as Speer s Port Grape Wiae. It is sold
by J, C. --Munch, P. L Bridgers & Co
and Green &Flanuer. j Aug-tf.
J5.yaa nucaanly! ot apoplexy. ner
a. TT .r . .
BelJTitle, Pender coun'y, N. C, on tbe Z7th
of heptember U73.-Mrs. MARTHA ELLEN
EVANH, wife of Mr. Edvfard Evaas, aed
A Reliable Boy ;
BOUT 14 YEARS OLD, can get employ
aent by applying at the
We Take Pleasure
N I.VTRODUCINQ TO OCR PATRONS
MR W. O. CDRRAN,
An Artist of no man reputation (from the
fashionanle part of New o k City), ith the
cot fidtnt sjur.nce that he can eert duly jive
MONSON, TUK CLOTHIER
rept3) AM MKK. TAILOR.
Thoi. H. JttcKoy; Robt-H- .McKoy
WILMINGTON, IN. a
Hlfic;-ortn ido Market street, betwee
ecotd and Third streets.
CHAS. KLEIN, -
Uniertater ani CaM Hater;
Ke. 24 South Fmnt Street,
1 WILMINGTON, N. a
A fine aafrtmeot of Coffins and 7m-
kets constantly on hand. Furniture Repaired,
Cleaned and Varnished. Orders by tele.
graph or loau rdmtlT filled, Jaa 13
PLEASE 5 OTICE.
We will be glad to receive eoirmwni aUont
from our friendj on any and all ob'ecto or
general inter et but:
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...Cu,me oi me writer aM beftr
uuaea to the tditr.r
Communicfttior.f must h- srTittn n
one side of the.paper.
Personalitiee xnuat be avoided
And it u eapecially nd parti -n
v UIO buuur Qoes not aiw-w-j, er j0 f
views oi corresi.cn dent, nlM, A .
u tne editorial cotmrps.
OR ERA HOUSK. .
Tluirscla v, Octolier 2il
FORD'S JUVENILE OPERA KHP5
In Arthur Sullivan's Comic Opera I ,
H. M. S, PKTAFORE.
1 FIFTY CHILDREN IN OPERk
I in afore as done at Wallae&V Pi afie
inanew drefcs lierr charscur lis to welt
done both musically and dramatically, as to
be beydnd c iici?m. j
Thi New l'ork Tribune said : "Finaforei
as done, (by Ford's JuvenileJOpera Coujpany,
was better sung and acted uu br any other
Company that has appeared in New York
Aduision-2S, 50 and 75 cents. Pdcud
Seats, $1. Secured 8-at-i for Children, fcOcl
Ha!e of Heats will bezin on Tuesday1. Sep-teuihe-30th,
at Uein.bjrger's Bookstore. .
They are Here.
WE BEQ'.OF OCR FRIENbk TO call
and sea us. Our Fall and Winder Stock is
now arriring by every train and ttJjncra
and we hivejno hesitation ii proflc unciig it
the MOST DESIRABLE As'soilTMKJiTj
f Gent s rothin?. and Furnihinr Goods
two la-re and hand omu Rtnrcn tn hnl -I .If
" w iae niau. it Will take out!
uiwuiisianaing tne recent advance in the
Mortbern markets we guarantee to sell at
LOWER PRIGES THAN EVER BEFORE
U..iiL . . ,..
Call and see m and we will prove it to you.
it toy oi
A. A I. 811
Baby Syrup. 1
OAUKER'S GINGER TONIC, I Indian
A - 1 l
Cbolgojrue, Ball's Cough Syru KluU
Chill Cure, AjerV Ague Cure' and a com-
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plete ttock of pure Dru2s and Medicinii .
If. C. MILLER. I
Corner 4th and bun Streets.
Open dy aud night.
We Do Not Claim
"PATRONAGE simply because we are
a. uoiue enterprise, nor do we iexnect it at
expanse of any one's iocket;
. 1 WW.
DO CLAIM that we can lill a;i
Sash, Doors and Bliiids,
Or anything in our line, 1 a as LOW FIG
UREb, andjas good work and tuateriiljas
can oe nought any where. Window Glass,
Buildei's Supplies always on lhand. I
Our new DRY KILX is in operation.
and none but the best Lumber is used!
llespec fully, i
ALTAFFER Lie PltlCE
Factory Foot of Walnut street
Office Cor Nuttand Red Crss streets,
sept 29- . - l.i
Do Not Forget
fJU AT THE CHEAPEST PLACE
BUT SCHOOL-BOOKS is at
THE LIVE BOOK STORE.
Pianos and Organs,
SOLD ON THE WE c KLY and Month
ly instalment Plan, ai Bottom I 'ii ikes.
Base Balls, Bais and Guide?. 1
Blank Books and Stationery f every
33 nd 41 Market ft.
WILMINGTON, IN. C.
P. A. 8CHUITIJ, Trop.
rpHE COMMERCIAL, formerly the "Em
PIRE U0U8E",havlngbeen thorongtly r n
ovated and refitted is now one of tbejleaditg
first-class Hotels in the city. The , uLIe 4
supplied with the bst our boma and nor lb
ern markets affj.ds.
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Board per Day Z aid $2 50 !
JB ' Large Sample Rooms Jforthe C6o.'
A Firit-Class Bar and Billiard iia'l
connected with this IloteL ,
tm- FREE LUNCH daily frocn it A.
to iz.su r .n,
A MONTH guar
teed. Vi a uy ut
borne made by the
industrious. Capital not required: we ill
atart yoa. Hen, women, boys and gh
make money faster at work for us than ai
anything else. Tbe work is light and
pleasant, and such as anyone can go light
at. Those who are wise who see thi?
notice will send as their addresses at one
and see for themselves. Costly Outfit and
terms free. Now Is the time. Ihoae al
ready at work are laying np large sumsot
money. Add TUUK &CO., Augiiata
larT.e,,l i une7 d&w
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