iipaoEsbed every afternoon, Sundays ex
JOSH. T. JitlES,
KDITOB AltO PSOPKIKTOX.
SUBSCRIPTIONS, POSTAGE PAID.
One year, $6 00 Six months, $2 60 ; Three
monthi, SI 36 ; One month, 60 cents.
The paper will be delivered by carriers,
irw of charge, in any part of the city, at the
bore rates, or 13 cents per week.
Advertiing rates low and liberal
VHabieriberi will pleue report any and
,11 failures to receive their papers regularly.
BROWN & RODDICK
45 Market St.
nav just tiniSetl taking our annual
ft(V ,ii,. of 8 K k, and are now daily receiv
m NKVV GOODS from the Northern
Markets, suii able for the
FALL AND .WINTER TRADE!
.ir p.itroiws will study thir best inter
f9! l) iiiaking their purchases as early in
il,d Season as cnnvenient,as the general iu
jK ations of the market have an upward
tendei cy. We have just, received ov. r
20.000 YARDS BEST CALICO !
PKIUK O 'ENTS.
Wl ...ile buyers would do well to lool
m,r our -tock bef re purchasing as w
1, a crent many go ds we are offering
',,!, iow THE PRESENT MARKET
VAi I K
Cosing out the balance at Greatly Re-
due d Prices.
Plain, Striped and Checked Nainsook
iMuMii.s. The best value ever offered,
(.'all and examine.
Linen Lawns from 12 to 20 cents.
Our Variety is Large. Our prices ARE
LOW. 8c upwards.
Bretonne, Torchon and Italian Laces.
V have very much th . Largest assort
ment that ha been offered in this city and
our prices either by the jard or piece, cau
not be undersold.
Domestic and Imported Quilts. Our stock
of the above is large. We have marked
none up in price, preferring to give out
patrons an opportunity to supply their
wants at the old prices
Table Linens-Towel s
Our present assortment exct-ls anything
we liave ever shown.
Call and give our stock a look oyer. Our
Buyer Is in the market at present and we
are receivins many Novelties.
5 and lO Gents
Is situated on the S. W. corner of Market
and Second streets, and every Steamer tl a
couips iuto this port brings a Fresh Lot of
the most surprisingly Cheap and Useful
Oo ds that ever were offered in any mar
ket under any circumstances. We offer
great inducements to Wholesale Buyers.
BROWN & RODDICK,
5 Market Street
..VOTBER LARGE lOT
WHITE 10 CENT.
COLORED 12 CENTS.
Look out for announcement of Grand
N. H. SPRUNT,
A Word !
fp0 1-AUE.VT8 AND TEACHERS :
he CniTer.ity Series of Pchool Bocks
ere .d.pted by on- Stte Board of Eduea-
l n nd I hare mad arrangements vith the
Pub i-herg for tfceir introduction at F educed
"r mtr docti n Kt. a, with the privi ege of
"hanging 01 . Rooks for ttiem. This ar
r.neanBt will continue only for a short
7b', j6" Jur Books while they are
Cr,ntie immediately around New Hano
. J" C4n .be uppled through me on same
Wm by th PublU hers.
JfPt. C. W. YATF8.
OnierMer ant Cabinet Hater.
5e. 24 South Frnnt 8treet,
WILMINGTON, N. C
kufT A fi,ie Mrtment of Coffins and Cas
CUaUn!1on hind- Fumitare Repaired.
STlf arnlahed. Order, bj tele-
rr. ' " " , 7"""" ' ' . ' ' l . ,
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VOL. IV. ,
Munbon Children Huits. '
Alix. Ppkunt k Sow piotice1.
Hop Bittiks Valu.ble Truths.
Pt HKissBBaeia Do Not Fprget.
A. 4 1. SHBiBaThfty are Here
Price's. -ali sizes at1 Shaffer &
A red-headed Green batker is a
I it .
colored man i i V
Window Glass of all sizss at jACOBl's
Ilardware it-pt. i I
Seaside hups ought to be
hammer resort betr.
The receipts of cotton at -this port to
day foot up 508 bales. ,
Magistrate's Bow hid nothing of an
item for a newspaper m in to-day
The weather for several d jys has been
delightful as pleasant as one could wish.
Save your money by buiyHg our Build
ing Supplies from Altaffer & Price. f
Everything u fir
in' the mad endeavor
to secure the tirst prize ut au agricultural
A man who declani
d bimseli to be in
was considered air-
toxicated with music
No one h. is thus far, in this age of in
novations, made cider from
he apple of
All the clothes Adam had for a long
time was the close of day, while the man
tle of night was the bed clothes.
A lady is very much iike a gun; her
locks may b all right when she sets her
cap, but" won't go off without powder.
Now We've got a good one. Kerosene
oil will fuddle as well as whisker. Any-
how it makes a locomotive sj head Jight.
An admiring, interrogative man, por
ing down into the depths of an artesian
well, plaintively asked:
!Va8 th.8 wel
There is nothing but mystery in me
teorology. When a storm is coming on.
the very clouds themselves
about it. I
Strangers in the city should not fail to
visit the S sh Factory, 'foot of Walnut
street. ! . , I f
All night long the powerful exhaust
pipes of the Compresses were belching
forth their steam ani could be heard
distinctly all over; the city.
There is nothing more harrowing to
the. sympathetic mind than to1 hear a
crying baby. Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup
will give instant relief to the little sufferer.
For saleyat all Drus Stores. I
f I !
It is an interesting sight; to Watch a
young lady in Sunday pchool j endeavor
ing to instruct a class of little girls, white
her own mind is centered upon
big boys. 1
The time fur gathering autumn leaves
is almost here, and .the few harmless
snakes that visit the woods in jthis Ideality
will have plenty of fun j in scaring timid
maidens into hysterics. j
About 300 colored! excursionists' from
Sumter arrived in!
this r city ! about
noon to day and willr
eurn on the South-
ra boucd train to-night j They have
only about eight , hours lay over here and
came, as they say, only for the ri leatd
strange grub. . f
Wab Department, ! ) j
Office of the Chief Signal , Ofticer, J-1
Washington, D. C., Oot. 2, 1879 J
For the South Atlantic States clear or
partly cloudy weathef, easterly; winds,
nearly stationary temperature and bar
omettr. i i
It is no vile drugged stun", pretending
tobemide of wonderful foreign roots,
barks. Ac, and puffed up by long bogns
certificates of pretended miraculous cures,
but a simple, pure, effective medicine1,
made of well known raluab! remediet,
that furnishes its own cprtiticates by its
cures We refer to Hop Bitters the pur
est and best medicines. EccKangei 8e
another co'umn. i '
Grape Culture and lne
Mr. A. Speer, oi risw Jerwy. one of
the largest ferapfl producers oi the East
commenced, but a few years ' agu, Q a
small way, to make wine Irum currants,
o lack berries and other truits lie now
controls large vineyards, from .wnich his
famous Port Grape Wine is mal'e, which
chemists and physicians say rivals
the world fur ita beueficial effects
on weekly and aged persona. For
sale by J. C Munda, Green '& Planner
and P. L: Bridgers & Co.
WILMINGTON, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1879. NO. 203
Tileston Institute. ,
From Miss Bradley we learn that the
Tileston Institute opened yesterday with
-8 scholars and a corps often experienced
teachers.! To-day several other children
applied for admission and were taken in
The County Commissioners.
The County Commissioners will bold
their regular monthly session next Mon
day afternoon at 2$ o'clock. We suppose
there will be pleuty of business on 'hand,
aa is usually the case at the sittings of tbo
Board, and it will bo dispatched, no
doubt, in the usual style. For; withou
meaning any flattery we must say that
we think this rouuty'has a &et of working
Commissioners. The only objection we
can po-sibly urge is the fact that thy are
a little bit too economical I
Where is the Harmony?
If there is any thing musical, Boothing
or touching in the bellowing of the thou
sand cattle that s'alkjupon our Wilming
ton hills, and graze while they tinkle their
little tells all night long, or in the music
of the singing party of small boys wen 1
ing their way up Third street to Brooklyn
every night, or the whistling matches
which travel along at the same time and
eive a sort of Chinese variation to the
melody of the party of the first part, we
have not yet been able to- discover it
Maybe some of the officers of the night
police force could inform us whero the
chimes of this Chinese chin music
in to make the accord.
Monthly Means for September 1S79
Mean monthly barometer, 30 113; mean
monthly thermometer, 71.2;mean monthly
humidity, 73.7; highest barometer, 30.350;
lowest barometer, 29.842; monthly range
of barometer, 508; highest temperature,
92; lowest temperature, 47; monthly
ringe of temperature, 45; greatest daily
range of temperature, 26; lowest daily
range of temperature, 6; mean of maxi
mum temperature, 79.8; mean of mini
mum temperature, 63.1 mean daily range
of temperature, 16.7; number of foggy
days, 0; number of cloudy days on which
rain fell, 6; number of cloudy days on
which no rain fell, 4; total number of
days on which rain fell, 9; dates of
auroras, 0; dates of solar halos, 0; dates of
lunar halos, 2nd and 30th; dates of frost,
0; total rainfall, 6 18 inches; prevailing
wind, Northeast; total movement of
wind, 4.140 miles; maximum velocity of
wind and direction, 19, South, 3rd.
James M Watson.
Sergt. Sig. Corps, U. S. A.
The best Windows, Doors and Blinds
and Lowest Prices can be got at Jacobi's
Pinafore To-Mgli .
Ford s Juvenile Opera Troupe arrived
in this city this morning and will give
their chaste and unique rendition of H.
M. H. Pinafore this evening at the Opera
House. Thev come! with the hearty
commendations of the press and public
wherever they have shown and knowing
Mr. Ford's ability in organizing a troijpe
aad to carry out bis programme to the
letter, we are prepared to see Pinafore
rendered in hue style. Hear what the
Raleigh Observer has to eay of theai:
Ford's Juvenile Opera Troupe gave us
a remarkable rendition of this ever popu
lar operetta last evening. The children
were greeted with a good house, and
from the rise of the curtain to its fall the
appreciation aud applause were aimtst
unlimited. To the graces which older
actors exhibit the children a id many pe
culiarly their own. The rendition was a
careful one, full attention being paid to
the score as well as to the stage busiuess,
and the performers were so wouderlully;
up in their parts as to excite surprisei
from all present. The talent of the
children is so marked as to make their
performance a positive marvel. There
were some forty on the stage, which was
well set, and one and all took tbci parts
Miss Lily Parslow, as f Josephine was
ione of the direst little creatures imagin
a le. No' a '-e then seven e rs ofage,
Ucr graceful rigure and sweet voice woo
her continued appUuse Miss Lily
Bailey, tqnlly tender in j years and
petite,' admirably filled the part of
'Oousin Hebe,' whi.e Miss Melissa Wal
ters made an extraordinarily clever 'But
tercup ' Master John Smith admirably
took the character of 'Captain Qorcoras,'
and his singing and stage manner were
almost faultless, bis twin brother, Mis
ter VVilluui Smith, was a good, 'Sir
Joseph Porter and threw into the part
much thit was amusing. Master
Minchen, as Rckatraw made quite a
bit, and the prt of 'Deadeye by Master
Covet dale, was capitally presented: Tha
choruse and tableaux were exceeding y
effective. One of the gems of the eveu -iug
was the 3 jlo of '-Cousin Hebe a pretty
addition to the operetta. No one who
loves) children, or admires talent, should
fail to see these juveniles.
:: '.; " ' ' . ' ' ' ' .V-
1 Gone Back, on! Us.
Mayor Fishblate has completely gone
back on the reporters. Again this morn
ing we were met at the door of the City
Court room with the same informa
tion as yesterday and the diy be.
fore "No City Court o-day." 1 fhis U
getting to be a stereotyped phrase, and wt!
are getting heartily tired of it Oar read
ers must have news, but where are we tjo
get it from if everything should fail
iike thi? - ,
You Can get the best White JLead, Paint,
aud Oils, and low;&t prices at JACoiii't.
ll irrt si Moon.
Tlii week we have the 'Harvest Mom
s oii'-n arji so Jondly spi ken of in Unai.
nsn pastoral JiLcratur'. This is the full
lu.jon occurring nearest the autumnal
equinox, the peculiarity of which is tlia
it rises for several days reaily at sun's t,
about the same time , instead of fifty odd
minutes later each successive dak as usual.
As this phenomenon occurs at a period
when the farmers in E . gland are busy
with a certain portion of harvest duties,
and very opportunely supplies them with
light sufficient to work -after sunset, the
1 1 1
moon at this stage received in that country
the name of the Harvest Moon by which
it is now designated in nearly every civiV
ized part of the; world, without reference
to its relation to agricultural pursuits.
Looks Like Business.
If any one doubts that business has
commenced, let him take a wa'k down cn
Water street, J.anJ observe the lively
movement of drays and trucks. See, the
cotton brokers, and cotton samplers, ob
serve the cotton buyers as they. slip in and
out. See the business hurry that every
one wears and then decide for himself
Certainly, if we are to judge by the hurly
burly in front, of the Rev:. jv and Joub
ital office, where one vessel has been disc
charging, another taking in cargo, and a
New York Steamship discharging and
receiving freight at the same time, one
could not help drawing the con
clusion that business had begun, and is at
the same time sharply on the increase.
Stedman Fire Company.
It jhas beenpretty generally under
stood, for several days past, that the new,
bucket organization in the Fifth Ward
was to be named in compliment to Maj.
C. M. Sted nan. At the meetiog held
last evening this determination found
vent aud the committee to whom. the
matter was referred announced that it
would hereafter be known as the "Sted
man Fire Company No. 1," a very
handsome comp.iment, by the way, to a
very gallant gentleman. We only trust
that these young men will make as good
a record hereafter in fighting the fire
fieud as Maj. Stedman did in fighting
Yankees during the late unpleasantness
j The Maj )r, it is said, will set 'em up"
and ,rcall 'em oysters" on the first Wed
nesday night in nex. month
For bar steel, iron and carriage goods
go to JacvBI's Hardware Depot. X
We regret to learn that Capt. A. W.
Reiger lost by fire last night, on his
plantation in Brunswick county, about
three miles from the city, his barn, with
tho machiuery it contained, and some
2 000- bus els of rice. The fire was dis-
covered! about 8 o'clock and the building
and its contents were entirely destroytd
Capt. Reiger had teen busy all day
housing the rice and the hands had noi
iill lett the barn until1 after dark, SO; busy
vere they. It is thought that the fire must
certainly have, been accidental, as Capt.
Reiger has no! reasons to suspect any ope.
The loss is' estimated at about 5,000
of which the rice is estimated at J$l 50
per bushel and the building and machin
ery at $2,000. Oq this Capt. Reiger has
insurance for $4,050 with Messrs. John
W. Gordon! & Bro in the Liverpool, Lon
don and Globe. ! ! '
The Fire at the Compress.
They are getting out the burned and
charred CQttpn at the Wilmington Com
press as raiidly as possible It is being
carried up the river near Hilton, where
there will be no'danger from a reignition.
It is said now that some 1,350 bales will
foot np the loss Lut this is not all entirely
destroyed. The estimate of an ex
pert" is that tha leas j , will foot up
nc more than $00,000 on cotton, and $5,
GOO on repairs in building. The machmt ij
is also badly damaged, but to what extrn.
is not yet known. The work of getting
ready again will be pushed on to c- mple
tkm as rapidly aa possible, - '
Set back 12 Vears-j
"I ,rroubjled for many years with
Kidney Comprint, Gravel, Arc ; my
blood became thjri, I was dull aud inac
tive; could hardly, crawl about; was an
old word out man all over; could get noth
ing to hlp me, until I gut Hop Bitters
and now I am a buy agai. My blood
and jkidneyK ,are all ripht, and I am an
active as a man of 30. although I am 72,
and I have no d ;uot it will do as well for
others of my age. It is worth a trial.
CVurt Wei k
' i r '
Next Monday. 1 the October tefin of the
Criminal C -urt , be-ins and ! Paddy's
Hollow, Ti ''upson's Alley, the jlxmg
House, aiul thr Whitfield shanty will
seiid their ropreh-entatives to pay couri i. e.
to pay the penalty of their evil doings at
the Cuurtand from thjuce, perhaps 'to the
Pen at R i'eib. !
Mtn-oi ic Sliiiffef Ahead.
Prof. Tice says that we are to have, on
the night of November 13th, the. most
brilliant njjp-teoric display ever seen since
L066, when to all intents and purposes
the sky literally rained ' fire. The dis
play for this year will not commence until
about 1 o'clock yih the morniog, but the
pi"ofes.sor says that the magnjficence of the
display will more t
the inconvenience o:
han compensate for
We learn that a colpred man, named
Atkinson, while at wort to day removing
the debris" occasioned by the late fire at
the compress, was struck ont he head by
a falling block of timber which inflicted a
painful, if net a serious wound. lie was
conveyed to his home, where medical as
sistance'was summoned, and his condi
tion made as comfortable as possible.
t ' .
Mr. J. i Winner, the gentleman who
recently removed to this city from Wash
ington, N. C. and who had such a nar-
row escape on a vessel while trying to en
ter the Swash, will, "we understand, open
a jewelry and
ment on South
ch nge Corner.
Front street, near Ex-
The man who frequently remarks that
all things are for the best, generally re
gards himself as one of the best.
A CARD. ' !
To all who are suffering from the er
rors aud indiscretions of youth, nervous
weakness, early decay, Iohs 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 self-ad dressed
envelope to the Rev. Joseph j T. Inman'
Station. I), Nev York OittJ,
Wine and Cake for Evenings.
Alfred Speer of New Jersey, it should
be known, is one of the most extensive
producers and dealers in Pure Wiues and
jBrandies iu the United States. He makes
a Superior Port jWiue, which took the
highest premium attheCentennial; known
as Hpeer's Port Grape Wine. It is Bold
by J, C. Muuds, P.
L. Bridgers & Co
and Green &Flauner.
LL P&BS0N8 are hereby cau
tioned against harboring or trusting
any of the crew of the Br. Brig "SIGNAL",
Captv Williams, as no debts of their eontrac-
tion will be paid bv either the Captain or
Consignees. ALltX. SPRUNTi A SON,
Oct ? Ht 1 I Consianep '
Children's Suits I
JJONG AND SHORT PANTS, I
! DO Yo' SCHOOL SUITS,
WEST POINT GRAY,
t t Mdi'ary :uitf, at
MCN.-ON'S, THK CLOTUfER
TKt i AND M Etc. TAILOR.
I? r u ar1 nn? ir.'rf Tii 3 por health, or lanffalah-
Hop I!itnr wilj l ure 1 oo.
Tf Tan a- a r.imti bare orertaxod yoo
If yy-i ft 1 veic ant tL gpinu-u, iUiout cicnj
outv- -in :-- a-- i wi ru.orr,!! you n-rimra mxiinx:
Hop liiti.-r!. iIlgKfMorf ioa
cakerubd by the
r i . ;4Juuc-; of tua t let-
tern, U'ilt.;; .u'.vr ournuuai worx.
!?,. lilt-n v'tilrrfMsrthen You.
If r tuv.- : . ': :iffcrii!(r from any India
eriiii.'.i up j!- yw '.t.. miiX, aid olUrO me cue,
liop li.fioi MitiglU-Iieve Yob.
IJ 5- r.:c- in ths -f .ric-g.-.hop, or? tli? Urm, at th
Jc-sfc.aDrw.lurt. and flZ. yvnr pytXtm iedf
:k-anirj'. tiunir or tltua U oUun' sSwii
Hop nittrn UjUTiat lou
Tf too r.1 1 .rv1 TmirBli? U fct ble. JXXt
nerves un.steady.atulyaarilutculliefi wtoum.
Up Itltter will fi T ' U1 mmd Cr
Dor Cocoii C'csz I th smIoA and taa.
i - iiki hiiiina i
rw. ti- I'.r. f..i- R'-jrh. lirer and KkltM-rsia
riartoaoJocutra. Corcaby mtxttryuoa. It U perfect.
jj. l c. Is an abauhrt and irmfatiUe core t or drv4c
euDtM. we ot opium, toiatco aod umtojUcm.
- .r i a
We will be glad to receive eotnmani. aUoos
irom our friends on any and all sabctsof
general iattrest bat : 1
Tee name of the writer matt. a!wjV U fBr
aiahed to the Editor 1
Communication mest be written on onlv
one side or thepaper.
Personalities most be avoided.
And it is especially aad particularly aider
stood ttat the Kditor does not always endo
the viewa of correspondent, oaleea so state
ia the editor UlenlaBna. f j i
OR ERA HOUSE.
ThurMl.iy, October 21.
FORD'S JUVENILE OPERA CCMP'Y
In Arthur bullivan's Comic Opera '
H. M. S. PINAFORe!
j F1F TYi CHILDREN IN OPETIA. I
Pinafore as done at Wsllaek's. j Pi fre
inanewdreta fvery character is 10 well
done both mutically and dramatically, a to
be beyond criticiem. ! I
The New Vork Tribune said: "Pinafore,
as done, by Ford' Jnrenile!Opera Company,
waa better tnvg and acted than bv any other
Company that has appeared in New York
Citv. . . j .
AdmiFion 25, 50 and 75 cents. 8ecnrd
oew, i. secarel Heats Tor Children 60c.
nm.e 01 neats will begin on Tuesday. SeD-
.u.. v.u, t uoioiuergcri jsooastore.
They are Here.
Ai IJHU OF OUR FRIENDS lO'call
and see us. Our Fall and Winter Stock is
now arriving by every train and steamer,!
and we have no hesitation la pronouncing it
the MOST DESIRABLE ASSORTMENT
of Gent's Ciothinr and Furnlihinu Goods
ever biought to the Stat. It will take our
two larjre. and haodome stores to hold it all.
Notwithstanding the recent advance in' the'
Northern market, we guarantee toj sell at
LOWER PRIGESTHAN EVER BEFORE
Call an d see u and we will prove it to yon.
A. A I. SHRIEK.
Baby Syrup. .
PACKER'S GINGER TONIO, Indian
Choljrogae, Ball's Cough; Syrup, J Klutx
Chill Cure, A j ers' Ague Cure and a com
plete stock of pure Drucrs snd Medicine.
F. C. MILLER,!
Corner 4th and Nun Streets.
Open diy and night. I i 1
sept Id tf i i
We Do Not Claim
T)A.TRONAUE simply because we are
a (home enterprise, nor do we expect It at
the expanse of any one's pocket; WB
Dp CJLiAlM that we can till any order for
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
Or anything in our line, at as LOW FIG
UREb, and as good work and material, as
can be bought any where. Wiudow Ulass,
Builder's Supplies always on hand. j'
Our new DRY KILN" is in operation,
ana none out the bfst JLtraiber isj used.
, Respec fully, I
ALTAFFER dc PRICE.
FactoryFoot of Walnut street.
Office Cor Nutt and Red Cross streets,
sept 29- , .
Do Not Forget 1
rjlHAT TUE CHEAPEST PLACE TO
BUY SCHOOL BOOKS is at ' 1
THE LIVE BOOK STORE.
Pianos and Organs,
QOLD ON THE WEEKLY and Month
KJly instalment Plan, at Bottom Pi ices.
Base Balls, Bats and Guides.
Blank Books and Stationery cf eveiy
sept 23 ' 33 aid 41 Market st
WILMINGTON, N. C.
F A DCIZUrTB, Prop.
rpHE COMMERCIAL, formerly the "Mjl
FIRE nOU8E",hTiflg been thoroughly r-n- i
orated and refitted is now one of the lesdirg
' I '! i
first-class Hotels in 'the city. The-table is
- . ,1" ;
appucu wiiu u uttt our avme 'itu citiu-
1 : - J it . t . l I t.
ern markets affords.
Board per Bay $2 and $2 60 !
Large 8ample Rooms fortLe Com '
i 1 ' i !
saercial trade. . i j t
A First-Class Bar and Billiard flill
connected with this HoteL ! 1
FRKK LUNCH daUy from II A. M
to 12 JO P. M. i I ,
July 19- I
BOOT 14 YEARS OLD, canjgel employ-
ntent by applying .at the
Tiiot, H. UcKoj, &obt H 2IcKd7
WILIIINQTON, n. a
efiiesi North side Market street betws
eeomd aad Third streeta,
iu2T-Cf i ' . ' 1 -
yroinpuj oiiea. jaa is
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