We t sa ao ttcxSxt coamun!caUoa
from out friends oif any and all rebiects
L ... !
JOSH T. JAMES,
.-irTIONS FOSTAQE rAII:
nirxi interest bat - V
Tbe nuiittof the writer imut always be ro
Biased to the lMltor. . 'X.
ComnmnlcaUona mualbe written Jon oal
one Mo of the pnycr. ; : ;v r . ., ' 'K '; j. . ; ' !
Ana It la erjeclally an-l partlciuUrly urn! ,
too,! that the Editor dooa not alwaya eadox
the Vkva of correspondents nalca ao aUt
v"" .. i fi' uncrown"'.
... n.n of the city. t tbe abore
VOL. VIII. WILMINGTON. N. C, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY .0. 1884.
thMr pai-rr rriUrr.
ice caiiorui colasina.
f 1 II ll .ll .1 J T A TT1T VCT . . ) TH! -TTi rr-m wr 1 I
II - II II : 1 1 II II.:. A .. - II II I I II-. 1 I i IV Rrxiiatntbat X
M M'. V W 1 . H f H A I
1 J - V rX II ; J - Y II WloU.mor; v i I
ll ,iT.:iilUn,i, of nnjf .newspaper
i'llovlly i almoJt well
(Senior Shcrmin,of Iowa. fecU
e.aJlilt the Usi.Uture.uf bis
Sia'.c will rroprohtbitory measures Um
TBeoscctnishty Danis Kearney hai
loii r,Kn hi Icvcl He U rcddiins
tea and coffee from a booth at a icaiide
Toaj Ochiltree has done as jet Doth-
' in Coasress to disirace the country.
rcdpc?:cbcial0 ask u hc know
1st hc was sent there lor.
Sarah Turner, of New Haven. Conn..
ifints a rensiou. She served for six
dressed in man attire.
General Hancock wishes it distinctly
ur.ler?'.ocd that be went to California
ii. bnild ud his health and not to put
lite into his Presidential boom.
Ex-dovernyr Butler is reported to bo
. ";n r tr attend the Democratic Isa-
liunal Convention as one of the dele
atcs at large from Massachusetts, and
to Uve a slate already made up for the
TLe Oldham. England, cotton mills
have declared very satisfactory divi
dends far the year much better than
would Lara been supposed, considering
lie bad state of trade that bai been con
Massachusetts is announced lor Ats
tLurbya travelling correspondent of
tie New York limes. The Philadel
phia Press declares that lour years afco.
at this date, the same Stale was widely
credited to General (t rant, but it sent
onlv two or threo Grant delegates to
The State banks of New York made
an exceedingly favorable exhibit for
the past year. There was au increase
of eight banks in operation under the
State laws, with an aggregate increaso
in assets for the year of $38,152,933.
Teat is a much better comparative
lowing than was made by the nationa1
- . -
The case of Gen. Fitz John Porter
will come by right before Congress
asin at this session, j nd a bill for hi?
relief, or, rather, lor his vindication,
wiil be reported by the Military c(m
mittec and wo trust will pass its various
stages successfully, if cot unchallenged.
The Boston Foil happily says that Gen
Porter has been tbe victim of as devilish
malice as ever pursued a man.
It is statixl that Millais. the painter,
s to be uiado a baronet. Ho has sufil
cient property qualification, bcini
worth a million of dollars, and is earn
ins a large yearly Income. Hp will be
the first painter baronet, as Tcnujsoa
has been tho first pect peer. Mr. MiN
lais's own sister is the wile'of Mr. Les
ler Wallack. There have been various
painterkvights like Revnold-sLawrcnco
and Sir F. Leighton.
TUo Trottlnjr Wonders of Call
forula. San Francisco. Cal. The Breeder
nnd fyortsTTUin ol this city, the turf and
sporting authority of the Pacific coast,
contains a staloment lrotn J. W. Mar
ph v . Km .. proprietor of tbe elegant St.
Gcorce b tables on Bush, near Kearney
street, as also from Chlct. Engineer
Mathew Uradv. of the City - jn De
partment, to the effect that for tbe cure
of pain in man or beast, particularly
for rheumatism. St. Jacobs Oil has
worked wnden. They regard it far
superior to anything they know of.
HSU TO IEW AOVEITIlimiTS.
LEcnniK iuy W n MUburn
R U Mclanm Eaal Barfcalna
C VT TATSa-ChrUtmaa NoTeltlea
HraiBuou-A Word to the Wlae
Vax AuarxoE. C S C-Snerlor Court
A DkBosi?v Extract ot
Thanks to Senator Ransom and Con
gressman Green for favor.
There was no busine&s before the
City Court this morning, our people
having been on their good behavior yes
terday and lastnight.
The fatality which attended the poul
try just betore Christmas has been
transferred during this cold "snap" to
the hogs, and their number has been
npidly and materially reduced within
the past two daya. .IPi first rate
weather for pork," Is tho most frequent
exclamation to be heard in the country
Air. Gordou'if Sad Death.
Ioformatioti ol tbe death ot, Mr. XV. i
J. Gordon, which was, received I late I
jcaterday altcruoon. ca$t a feelias ol
; jloora aod sorrow over the entire j
ir. itordon rcstacl with his you
wile, tbe eccond daughter of Col. Wj
L. Smith, and bis child and pulcr on a
small plantation which had recently
beco purchased by him. just cant of the
city, on the old cwberu road. Yester
day forenoon hc went out io try a new
un, a aouoic-oarrcica t-reccn-ioaaer.
which be bad just purchased. Hc w.as
sccu to tire at a bird as hc
field towards a fenoa. Soon 'afterwards
another shot was beard but Mr.
Gordon was not seen again in life. As
the evening woro on and hc did not re
turn some uneasiness- was felt and oa
a look through the premises he was
discovered near ! the bars which
led from one enclosure to an
other. It was. quite evident, from
tho position in which tho body akd the
gun were found, that the ' unfortunate
gentleman had been killed by .the accidental-discharge
of the 'gun while at
tempting to creep through tho bars.
The entire load took effect under the
chin, and passed through tho.brain and
death must have been instantaneous.
The terriblo event has cast, a feeling
of gloom over the entire city. Mr.
Gordon was a young man ot many ex
ceilcnt traits ot character and was
warmly esteemed by all with hoin he
came in contact. Wo doubt if he had
aa enemy in the world, lie was about
33 years of age and had resided fn
Wilmington for tho past fificea year?,
he having cast in his. lot with us when
a mere lad. lie was an excellent man
of business and was associated: with
his brother In the insurance business in
this city under the firm name of John
W. Gordon & Pro. Two years ago he
was married, and he had only recently
purchased the property upon which ho
resided and which he had taken much
pains in improving. He was a man of
a consistent Christian character - and
was for several years and until a few
months ago a vestryman of St. John's
Church. His brother, Col. John W
Gordon, of Richmond, arrived here
this morning in response to the telegram
sent him last night. 1
I he funeral services look place this
afternoon from St. John's
Rev. Drs. Carmicliael and Watson
ofHciating.and the interment was made
in Oakdale. Tho remains were accom
panicd to the grave by a large conccurse
of sorrowing friends and by tbe mem
bers of the Knights of Pythias of which
he was a member; Messrs. C. M.
bteciman, u. is. Aiaiictt, A. li. tirceuo,
R. W. Hicks. Thos. 1). Mcorcs. F.II.
Darby, Edgar G. Parmaleo and M. S.
Wiflard were the pall bearers.
Hon. Wharton J. Green,1 member of
Congress from this district, has intro
duccd a bill for the 'erection of a new
building in this city to be used as a
postomco. custom-house, &c! It was
read twice, referred to the Committee
on Public Buildings and Grounds, and
was ordered to bo printed. It is as fol
lows: 1 1 . '
A bill .to provide for the erection of a
building for tho accommodation of tho
poatofficc. custom house, court-room,
and other Government offices in tbe
city ol Wilmlngtoc. in the State of
North Carolina. 1
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Bcprescntatiixs of thc United Mate
of America in Vvitgras assembled.
That tbe Secrotary ot tho Treasury be.
and he is hereby, aulhorited and direct
ed to purchase a s.te for. and cauao to
be erected thereon, a suitable building,
with a fire-proof vault extending to
each story, tor the accommodation of
the postofiico. custom-house, United
States court-rooms, and other Govern
ment offices, at the city of Wilmington.
In the State of North Carolina, j Tho
site, and building thereon, when com
pleted upon plans and specifications to
bo previously made and approved by
the Secretary of the Treasury, shall not
exceed the cost of one hundred thous
and dollars : Provided. That no money
to be appropriated for this purpose
shall be available until a valid title to
the site for aaid building shall be vested
In the United States, nor until the State
of North Carolina shall cede to the
United States exclusive jurisdiction
oyer the same during the time the
United States shall be or remain the
owner thereof. j
A rich treat Is in store for those who
attend the lecture at the Library Rooms
to-nighL Rev. Dr. W.jH. Milburo,
one of tho finest orator and best elocu
tionists in the country,' will be; the
speaker and the subject; will be
John Randolph of Roanoke". With
such a subject and such a Bpeaker the
hall ought to bo crowded to its utmost
capacity, and we trust that1 it wilt be. 1
On tbe Wifmioston. Columbia &
Aunukla railroad, about 10 miles from
this city, thcra is a slatioir which bears!
tbe not v
"suuon a" raS:
connecting with the main line, has becu
built which extends about eight miles
into the swamps and forests with which
thai region abound, j This private road
is one of the best ot its kind in the
South, has a ood subitaulial road-bed
with all tbe necessary culverts, is laid
with ocd iron rails and i3 iurntsbed
with a first class locomotive, alt of
wnicu are maao usciui ana ltnpouaai.
j for transporting the lumber manufac
turcd in the swamp3 to the mam line.
About four miles from Bogue, or about
half way from there to the other
terminu? of the road, is a high, he alt by
ridge, uoon which there has sprang up
quite a settlement, and it is our purpose
to give a history ot tho place so that in
after years, when the present village
becomes a populous city there shall be
no doubt regarding the trials and
struggles of its infantile1 days.
When this point bad beeu reached by
the surveyors of the road it was at once
determined that, on account of its
many advantages, it should -be made a
station and the grounds adjacent should
be reserved as the most suitable spot
upon which to erect dwellings tor those
who might be employed in the forests
and desired to build themselves homes
near their work. There were no build
ings at the time in the vicinity save an
old dilapidated shanty occupied by a
colored woman and seventeen young
ones. These latter were very much
Interested in the proceeding's and on the
warm Summer morning when the loco.
motive made its first appearance their
curiosity was unbounded. It was. hot
r weather and they were all clad as prim
itively as deceney would allow, with
only a single garment to each child.
They clustered around the engine until
at last they became an annoy
ance to the' engineer, and to
ret rid of them, he pulled the cord and
gave a most unearthly blast from tbe
steam whistle. They looked , but only
for a moment. It was a look of fright.
astonishment and awe. while their eyes
dilated to unheard of dimensions. Their
next look was towards the shanty they
called home and with a screech that
made the woods ring they started tow
ard its friendly protection with all the
speed possible, while the engineer, con
vulsed witix . laughter, as he saw
them flying towards home with the rear
portionof their garments flapping and
fluttering in the breeze and snapping as
if they would fly into shreds.' and prob'
ably inspired by tho suggestive display,
sung out at the top of his voice, "Go
it, Shirt-tail." and -Shirt-tail" is the
name by which tho place has since been
known until quite recently.
Since that time quite a thriving vil
lage has sorung up and a good many
white eetllers have built comfortable
dwellings there, into which they have
duly installed their wives and families.
For a ltme4cace and quietude reigned
in the sylvan hamlet, but altera while
tho female portion of its citizens re
monstratcd against tbe name of the
place, and their murmurs became loud
and deep, when to restore harmony.
good feeling and good will the name
was cuaugeo to noney iiiu, ana
now to call it by its original name
nip-ans death and dire disaster.1,
i The Onraasre.
TLc damage caused by tbe receoJt ex
cessively cold weather has j becu much
greater than many people would imag
inc. The valer, pipes in a good many
dwellings burst, in some instances
causing quite a sovcrc loss. The ex
pense of making the necessary repairs
will amount in tbe aggregate to soveral
hundred dollars. It will cause business
for the plumber, however, showing
that there can be no great loss without
srme small gain.
The Fatal Frost.
We have expected to bear of ee vera1
instances of freezing to death in conse
quence of the intense cold, but the only
case that, so far, has reached us is that
ot Isaac Pittman, colored, who left
Laurinburg last Saturday night for his
home, a few miles distant. He bad
proceeded but a short distance when he
was overcome by the cold and the large
amount ot whiskey he had been drink
log, and his body was found frozen
stiffln the snow the next morning. He
leaves a wife and several children.
Disappointment in matters of I pleas
are it bard to be borne, in matters
affecting health it becomes crueL Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup never disappoints
those who use it for obstinate coughs,
colds, irritation of throat end lungs, etc.
NEW A D VE KT IS K 3IK NTS
' - I IX ALL KINDS OF
I Circulars, Dolmans Jackets, Ulsters, : Children's
:-'-; Cloaks, &c6 ;
SHAWLS OF ALL GRADES CHEAP !
Calico Comforters and Blankets at bottom prices !
. A general closing but of
, CARPETS AND OIL CLOTHS-
We are prepared with a good assortment at reasonable pricc3.i
LINEN AND-WOOL CRUMB CLOTHS, Lace Curtains. Cornice. ,Lace Lamb-
rcquins, Curtain Laco, Rugs, Mats, &c.
Jan 9, 1881
Tho receipts of cotton at this port
day foot jap 65 bales. .
Messrs. Edward Kidder & Son adver
tise iu this issue 1,000 barrels of pure
Porto Rico molasses, just landed, to be
soldnn lots to suit. , 1
We' regret to learn that Col. E. W.
Fonville, of Onslow county, is very
sick and grave fears are entertained
he will not recover.
The Special Term of the Superior
Court for New Hanover, ordered by
the Governor, will convene in this city
on Monday iiMxt, the 14th inst.
The storm which visited us yesterday
travelled Northward, and at , noon to
day the storm centre was in New York,
working towards the Northeast. I
Nor. brigantine Amaranth, Thorb
jornsen, cleared to day for Hamburg
with 3.397 barrels rosin. 10 barrels tar.
10 barrels crude turpentine and 2 bar
relsgum theus, valued at $3,203, ship
ped by Messrs Paterson. Downing &
Steamboatmen report that the
was rising rapidly when they
Fayetteville yesterday, and there
fair prospecte that there would
heavy Ireshet. i
it nas oeen blowing cola ana warm
with a vengence ever since Saturday, wi h
a large proportion of cold. For a short
time last night the sky was perfectly
clear and the stars shone bright, but it
soon became cloudy again, and rapidly
grew colder during the remainder of
the night. This morning was cold,
raw and blustering.
Owing to tho inclemency of the
weather there was a small congregation
at the First Baptist Church last Sun
day morning. In consequence of this
tact Rev. Dr. Prilchard did not preach
the sermon which he had prepared as
appropriate to the New Year, but Jan
nounce'J that he would reserve it until
next Sunday. At night i be preached
the first of his series ofscrmousto
young men to a good audience. These
will, be continued from week to week
until they arc completed.
To Leave Us. ,
Mr. S. A. Haney.lof thg sigual office
in this city, has been relieved from duty
here and ordered to Washington, where
be will be assigned to duty at the office
of the chief signal officer. Mr. Haney
is a courteous gentleman and has! made
a host of l'riendi while on d.ity here,
who" will deeply regret his departure.
Wc are sure we but echo tl)e sentiments
of our. citizens generally jn wishing
him health, usefulness and prosperity
in his new fisld of labor. His position
here will be Billed by Sergeant Albrecht.
who arrived in the city a day or two
since and will at once assume the duties
of the position.
i i .
PRIME PORTO BICO MOLASSES JUST
landed direct from the Island, which we
offer to the trade at price a to anlt the tlmca.
we goarutc this aioiaeses pore.
jan 9 tf
EDWARD KIDDER & SON.
JKJ. W. U. MILBURN WILL LfcCTURE
TO-KIGHT.at 8 o'clock, in LIBRARY li ALL.
Sobjct-"JOHN ; RANDOLPH OF ROAN-
On." AdmltUncc SOc i 1
jaa It j
fTlBS SPECIAL TERM Or THE
OR COURT of New nanorer County, will he
hkl La tha Court House, in Wilmington, on
ttonday, the Uth day of January, All
paxUca ooncerncd will take notice and gorarn
i i ft. VasrAXIRINGE.
jax9Jt , Clerk Snpcxtor Court
J NEW AD VEimSE3IET8.
WRAPS, EMBRACING , ;
all-Winter Goods a
l Red v
Monday Evening, Jan. 1-4
!' . . 1
MR. JKFFEBSQN,....as....,4BOB ACRES
! In Sheridan armous Comedy of the
With the following Great Cast: I
; Mrs. John Drew aa. Mrs Malanron
mr. ireueno xiouinson as oir Ant ny a Dsoiuie
Mi-. R. Iu Downing. . , .as. . .Captain Absolute
Mr. Chas. Plunkett. . . .as i . . .Sir Lucius
ir in a x m . ..
Mls3 Rosa Rand... a s....Lydla Languish
The advance sale of seats commences Wed
ne8day, Jan. 9, at Dyer's. Pricesa Parquet e
ami urst iwo rows in itaicony, lteserved
$1.50. Dress Circle and Balcony, Reserved
91. General Admission to Balcony, 50c Gal
lery, 25c. - ! jan 7 7t
i Extract of Witch Hazel.
K OFFER THE ABOVE PREPARA
tlon in pint Bottles, aa Double' Distilled Ex
tract f Witch Hazel or Hnmmnmftllo. at M
ccta per bottle. I
A sale aDd speedy remedy for Bruises
. . '....!. .! I
Strains. Burns, Scalds, cnralgla, Pain, Plies
Stings of Insects and many other uses, the ex
treme low price placing It within the reach of
eery family, i i i
Munds Bros. & DeRosset,
druggists, aiarcet street,
finest English Tooth Brushes 25 cents.
jan i i
; WILMINGTON, N. C, Jan 4, 184.
rpilE COPARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE
A existing between thoi undersigned, under
tne lirm name of COLVILUS & CAMPBELL,
has been dissolved by niutual consent. Mi.
A. R. Campbell assumes the liabilities of the
jate urm, ani is alone authorized to sieii In
A. R. CAMPBELI..
A. E. CAMPBELL,
SUCCESSOR TO COLVILLE & CAMPBELL,
liiirubcr Commission Merchant
401 Nutt St. 1
lw WILMINGTON,! N. C.
! TREASURER'S OFFICE, )
.Wii.MiyciTOX, N. C, January , IjiS-l. S
DIVIDEND OF FOUR PER : CENT, on
the Capital Stock of the Wilmington & VTel
i ' 'ii
don R. It. Co. , will be paid to the StoekhoM-
-i ' .1
era at this office on and after the luth int.
T. W. THOMPSON,
tsccrotary & Trcas
J3U S -It
Dorm Forget It.
npHE OLD KORTH. STATE SALOON h3
on hajitl a fine lot of those IIORNE GARDEN
OYSTERS sta-ked on Thty arc the bcrt
brousrbt to thL market. CaJl aoi 'try them.
Al, i;ccT. Wines, Liquors and Clarar.
JAS., M. MCGOWAN 4 SON,
janl j No 6, South Front tit
Diaries for 1884.
TO THE LABGEST OFFICE SIZES.
TURNER'S N. C".i A L f ANACS.
BLUM'4 FARMER'S AND PLANTER'S
THE LIVING CHURCH ANNUAL'
Wbolcaale and retail, al
jan 3 j Uto Book and Muate Stores
f-i ALLONS FINE FAT OYSTERS In
to day for our Christmas trade, and arrange
meats made for a full supply for the balance
of the week. I W. E. DAVIS A SON.
ST Proprietor of the only regular estab
lished Canary In thla aodlon. dec 21
W. & E. S. LATIMER,
E. Cor. Prlnceaa. and Water SU.
Wc do not claim
A GltEATKU VARIKTY OH V.NEU GOOIV
; " Mhan any one cleej V' I '-; ;J :
WE ONLT -POLITELT ASK YOUTOCALU
AND JUDGE YOn Y.OUBSElJ.
i' i. -
119 Market at
Sportsman's Goods; ! i
WL A'ETHB FINEST ASSORTMENT
f a f KokUbu and Belgium Broceh Loader,
ever brought to tBfcraarkci. AlaVa tr
cla htock of fchelU,Xaddlnc. vTlmtrZZZl.
riagc iaKd. Gun CaneVlanwi Bas, 4c; In
ioCLt1n how lXrdwaroT Good
gocKis and guarantee prlocTSv .1
W. IS. BPRINGER CO., II
Succoeeora to John Dawaon A Co..
31 13.21 and 23 Market sScct
ULL LINE AT
GILES & JttJRCmSON'sJ j
! Morcblon Blark. .
Apples ! Apples Apples I'
f ;ovrTiMaii!(r ANDMUSTBSjS
,N CONSIGNMENT ANDMUSTBKaoLl).
N. Tl Baldwin Apples. Ohio Red Apples N.
;a veryBu,u r- N- Koll Bntte?. dhlo
Va' Mca, car loa41 or. small order bo.'
uviVCU, j , . j
JDomnilsaton Merchant, JU N." Second Stf , .
Bankrupt Sale of Boots"
fl Tirl Hfinoo 1 I i f
iw uvu5ih uic cuure uanHlipi StOCK O
Dryfoo3 & Sternberger and will close It out at
lcs9 tluin . - i
' . - ' - j
Manufacturer's Pricep . I
any in the city, and as the good are olni tol
be sold very lowfor cash onlvitwlll pay
purchasers to examine earne before , bavins
elsewhere. . ; T i i
ecYl j A. DAVID.
A Word to the Wiseis Suf
- ' I. .. , cient. l' r !
A PIANO OR ORGAN IS t?OT A IAJXV-
. . . I: -tr i- '
ry; they have beco roe a (nccee&ity. If yiu
want a bargain go to HEINSBERGE'S 1,1 VJ&'
BOOS AND MUSIC STCItJ. No matter
what anybody iwiys. If you want to buy ft
Piano, Square or Upright, or an Organ, go
first to IIEINSBSRGER'3 and find out what
you can do. It will cost you nothing, land
you may save some money , i All of our goods
are warranted for. Ave years, and are war- ,
rrnted first class In everr rcsnoct. 8m ttri I
yourself and save monoy. a word to tho wise
i Bumcicnt. ! jan I
A r vIjLi FLEDGED 'GpLDEN HAR-
J.X. ' I. - I
VlwiT'. That's the kind nf nnnif 'stovh
WE KEEP. They arc a thine of Beantr and i
Joy to EVERY HOUSEHOLD. Only Bold br
PARKER & TAVLOR. t
PURR WHITE OIL. , , jin 7
J-ADIES' AND GENTS' SADDLES. Horae-
BUnketd, Lap Robes, Carrlagda and all Ihnda I I
i i i ...
of Vehicles. Saddlery. Trunkk and CirriM
repaired by skilled workmen- I I l7
MCDOUGALL A BO WD EN. '
dec 17 No. 114 North Front S
Just Received, j j
I HAVE JUST RECEIVED ANOTHER1
1 i '' - I ii i T .i.
loj of! Velvet Lined CANTON STRAWS for ,
S:bool Hata, also a largo lot of FELT II ATS 1
I in i
which will bo told at reasonable prices. , ' "
Have in a complete Stock of
(Vlillinery and Fancy Goods, ;
CROCHET SHAWLS and FA SCI NATO tin i
CAPh and HACQUES. .All It"., color ant "
pnrca in I I i .
STAMPING an t JIAfR WORK doae at rea I
nab!o prlrrn. , . ) 111 1 I
MISS E. KARRER,1
Exchange Corner, f '
K. C. Prempert
jpSBKON'ALLY. IN ATTENDANCE at I.U
ashiouablc Shaving and Hair Drecsiag Saloon
j' ! r j '
at No. 7 South Front Street.! None tut tha
teat work done and the bct workmen n
ployed. Give oa a call.
-:;- - TO AXL OV OCR X i'v
FRIENDS AND PATRONS !
JACKSON & BELLr
. -l - .: I i if I
Printers and Binders.
Jolm C, Daris, 1
ATTORNEY AND ! I I I
COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
,wruiuroro3r n. ,
Ofilce orer the Bank of Wew Uanorer. .
Praetlcea In all the Court of tne state.
r Special attenUdn paid fo the eollectlo.
d ciatcoa. : ! novsttf
:y :i l-:'r -