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WTLMIN (xT0N. N, C, V Jy; MORNING, OCTOBER 17, 1869.
THE WILMINGTON POST.
; OFFICIAL, ORGAN,
1CHAS. L ORAJDY
7 EDITO AND PROPRIETOR.
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RATES OF ADVERTISING
-Advertisements will be inserted at $1 00 per
f quare: for first insertion
and 50 cents for each
i Ten lines?or less, solid minion type, constitute a
arc informed that W. Moore
has opened his restaurant on Water street,
between Market and Dock, over the auetion
room of Messrs. West, j Meares and James,
Eatables of all jkinds, OYSTERS FOR ALL .
He hopes, you will give him a call.
jwaivc the tidal wave.
er, in iat, chilliest.
at the theatre have "one out.
rthy Man(n) The Prob.to
nets this fall.
s the correct thins: for bon-
Two cased of minor importance were tried
at the City Cohrt.
Clerk Durfee ha3 the new Excise Tax
'-Lis ready lor
Oscar Pegrap, died at the Hospital yes
terday, of chronic diarrhoea.
Wc enjoy the acquaintence of a fair dam
sel who sitsi a; her window and waits for
"the coming man."
A very interesting account of a. visit tq4a
actory, will appear in our
next. Look out for it. h.
RungS'at his ,new . stand attends to old
friends and such new ones as desire fresh
groceries and reasonable rates.
The examination of the Guban ofScers has
bten postponed until to-morrow, .on account
Ttrrft absence of cdiinsel for the defense.
Katz S- pave received another assort
;ment of nc'V gfpods. Ladies will find the
best possiblX' attention- from the gentleman
ly. Katz, - mxi l:
-Our miikmef hereby ; notified that
water is not absolutely "necessary to make
milkpalatable. ' We would rather drink it
separately. ' '.lmL ' "
Smith's furniture still arrives by every
steamer, and the largest; stock ot household
rroods in the State is offered at unprcce-
lontPrllv low prices. Now is the time for 1
UWUVW- I - I A.
.An cnergecic! and' enterprising resident of
this. city has btiricd three wives within fi7e
years, and his Undertaker serves him at re-
duced prices on accounv, ui '"o "" reg
State L Department gives noirce
through the Columns of
the Post that bids
for stationery will be received t xviueu
for supplying tjhe State governments during
the coming , year.
There was"sJnie tittering the other day; at
a wedding brclkfast, when one of the guests
..;fihpd the, bride "many happy returns of
i . ... . .i i. T..i..:t,
the happy occasion."
looked sad thereat.
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' Our genial lfgal triend, District Attorney
Phelps, of New York, has "arrived in the
city and looks asmiling and as confident as
when we last saw him in his Chambers
street court room. S ,
We are plea .ed to announce to our reader
the return of Key. Robert Terry to our city.
It is expected that a very large congrega
tion will assemble at "St. John's church to
hear Mr. Terry preach, 1
' Mr. Joseph Clifford has metamorphosed
bis establishment ''"to such an extent, that
We can hardly recognize the old dwelling of
a few weeks zko. the "yvbiperer" has our
cardial commendations. !'.:.
The-Unite'id States is well I represented in
the Cuban cas i by District Attorney Phelps
of New York. Commissioner Rutherford is
assisted by tho best talent and greatest expe
rience in his a rduoudrtde
The following named persons are request
ed to call at General Rutherford's office,
City llall, on business of importance to
them: Tena Conega, Isaac Windate,
Rboda Dobson, William Dobson. i:
Will the au ;horities kindly enlighten us
flB to the wisdom, or policy, of unmercifully
tt netting" ant slaying the poor dogs found
wandering through the streets. An A. S. P.
C. As unquestionably needed.
Munson & (po. again give notice to their
many friends jtbat they are in the market
witb supplic of the latest styles of gentle
men's clothing and furnishing good3. All
ies would do well by calling
f "before choosing elsewhere.
At your breakfast table every morning,
have a few apples, eat- them -with warm
bread and butter, it will remove jconstipa-
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tion, correct acidities, and cool: off feeble
conditions more -Actually than the most
approved medicines. j '
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The "melanchollj days, the saddest of the
year" are made more endurable by the fruits
of earth and treasures of the sea; '.So thinks
our friend Eyden, who serves up those dc-
licious oysteijs to the hungry and happy
customer seeking comfort and nourishment.
Three wet Sundays in succession. We
j marvel 41" it will rain to-day ? fin
tion the following is apropo :
" If fr three Sundays it doth rain,
Young men and maidens -will complain ;
Three Sundays wet, in early fall, '.
Three Sundays colder than will all
Other days in Winter be j
Which those who live will Uve to see."'
With what contentment, and luxury tne '
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hog3 enjoy their dauy wallowing in the i
Ti. . A . r ' J
mire. It effects our risibilities when we see !
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a canine emboldened and aggravated, go !
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oraveiy up u one i mew -poi is.eri.uuu. giau
his hind leg. Can we not gut license to '.
shoot theic dirty brutes shut despoil our
gardens, and root up our fences
The showers of dust whic'.i erjvcjoped the :
market vestcrdav morninsr, and I infused- the ,
proper ''grit"- to expose 'bu-tei' and. meat,
was about the best argument wc luve Lad ;
in favor of the city, providing some place
where people can sell their produce without'
being drenched with rain, stifled with dust,
or frozen to death.
Patrick Hcrirv was arrested yesterday for : (owtl a street on a dark night, with the as
drunkenness. xVfter spending the night In" j sista'uee, of a probably stupid and possibly
the truant iioiisvbc exciaimed ; bmk or j
9ir!m II v r 8 5r cnruii'ii nr nwrko!-, T will
never' get intd such a scrape a gain."-r. j door"aumbc!r- A Freacb ctemist struck b
The unlettered satellite of ye shiftless j tbo unpleasantness attendant on these noc
iuminaijy, b respectfully informed that John !rDal expicrations,has invented a method of
Adams was tlie author of the q.uotatibn 1 erdllaS number of houses and names
above. Better.-o.to school again. I' of .hops easily vbibie by night as by day.
Our readers will find on our third page
Father Pronfs celebrated " Bells of Sban
don." The merits of this peice
known that it liardly needs n
hands, but we know of nothing
are so well j
g-uage bo .peculiarly musical avo red. i
Cozzen's South side poem we published a j
short , time since, " They are b th rare and j
our readers would do well io preserve them. I
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oreaiviusc laotes-ic ioous aownupon.
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That depends altogether upon th
actdr oi the previous evenings market.
isew Bcrke -Thrus.
Brother Stern?, unfortunately the times
compels you to live i
sx,.-,. 4rrn av0 i
dwell on the classic shores of the "Fear,"
hence wcjear no cloyed bread; nor vile
chops. D'ye ken ?
A Big Haul. A citizen. of this pJace set
an ordinary box trap last night, and caught
at one fall nine large rats! Only think of
it, Mr. Wilmington Pod f " Thejre's life in
thclold laud yet." lln.leUjh Standard.
i ' As a standard of truth, we "unhesitatingly
pronounce it highly incredible, Mr. Stand
ard. And moreover, u city.ucwspjper that
has to go raiting for newj dmit be in a
hopeless state of inanition. Better far, a
paragraph on that " Castilian fount."
Business activity, and corn me
prise seemed to be the reigning furore.
Crowds of pedestrians traveled the streets,
yesterday hurrying to. and fro, btt on some
thing desperate if yoU v.-uld judge by their
faces. The market did not appear to be crowd
.edat all .and sales were exceedingly rapid. ,
the season in 'iuninc is one that wia rar
outstrip any of its predreces
and enterprise ar.e gradually coming. It is
to be regretted, however, that they will find
the city so neglectful of its intcrlcsts. ' The
wharves, the landings and the streets, are
in t o'er able nuisances, with no reason'
We mpt a little fellow the other day with
a lot of bottles which he was busily engaged
in cleaning with water and sand. Upon
asking what h was going to ido with so
many bottles, the i .little fellow replied :
"I'm going to' sell them, sir, so tis to get
money enough to pay for my schooling. It
takes all the money mother can earn for
house rent auei what ma and sis can eat, and
I want to get an education somehow, so !
tht when I grow up I can buy a house for
my 'mother..'" We asked him how many
bottles he expected to sell in order to pur
chase such a house as he would dke, when
the little fellow philosophically remarked :
"If a fellow don't begin ho never will eeii
anv: We left.
A Talkative Girl. Oh ! if there is any
thing in this world that can be enumerated
among the blessings of life, it is a pretty,
smiling, vivacious and loquacious girl.. Not
one that will talk at you, in gossip, in
scandal and in affectation ; but one; who
beams upon you like a new fledged1 meteor
every time you speak, whose eyes sparkle
like ten thousand(diamonds in so; many gas
jets. Whose ruby lips open and shut, as
the geranium when its petals sway before
the unchecked wind. Such a one is to a
grief-besieged father an angel. To a mother
au indispensable blessing. 5 To " her brothers
and sisters a God-given boon ! And, to a
lover Ah ! our pen fails to coin jan adjec
tive deep enough, strong enoughj, brilliant
enough to do her justice. She transcends
the power of pen ! j ;
A slight disturbance of the public peace
occurred Friday evening in front of the
j Theatre, owing to a misunderstanding in
regard to the "division". in the gallery for
colored persons. Mr. Geo. Price, vented his
j indignation at'-the mismanagement, in bois-
; teroas language, and then left. We hereby
.-f -tb afTPri,Yfl(1 H..t it 5. not TOhollv
j tbe faut of . Boa , Aldermen J that -
the 50 cent partition was created in', the
;n bt at tbc sugge,tion . of th lrieads
of the complainants.
There are nine "co operative building lot
; societies iu Brooklyn, N. Y. which have pur-
cb.i?ec properties valued in the aggregate
! fct $100,20"; and of this amount $64,475
i have been -paid off by the operations of the
j associations;; The lot 3 have increased thir-
ty-thrte per ' cent, iu value, and are now
! worth $2ld.305. A tenth building society
for the Mechanics arid working men of Wil-
mington, ancrDthers of small means to take a
hint from the aoove. Land is very cheap
, . i . .
hero now, auu an investment into tenor
twenty1 acres outside of the c; y, which can
be purchased at two or three hundred dol-
!:1T? : "i ;:":: v'H niv tr&n or, A nrl rr in o fotrr I
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j tdi o. viit ui yiuuiiv Hriii uiu&.e iuilu
a numoer of building lots, any one of which
in course of time will sell tor two or three
times vhat ihe acre cost, if judiciously lo
cated, aa:l improved upon by such associa
1 iggggj,. ;
In Wilmington there are few persons who
have not at some time or the other exneri-
: er.ced the inconvenience of driving up and
savy coachliiar., in search of an invisible
it consists in rubbinjr the hsrures and letters
with a certain phosphoric paste, which,
though not. discernible in the daylight, will
iu the dark shine with perfect distinctness.
ticc at cur j The application would only require renew
in the Ian-' i insr abouL or.ee a montii. .and invnfvpa'a verv
, . , . j
trlkug' expense. A commission has been
up'poiuted to' report an the desirability of
adopting this proposal. Certainly a row oi
bouses numbered in chracters of fire -would.
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(rii u -..n.a iJi-ui,
Ex- CII AliTEN.-
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i'icn1 Ui '. io tiuoiuer
E ArcU:'-stories telling of separated
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'-'.'"'iN many years reiuiu. io
find the loved one " -another?."' Now in the
city of Wilmington-..there lives a faithful
husband, -who twenty years ago was . " sold
South." This man waa quiet ; faithful; re
ligious; his master possessed none of these
virtues, so poor A. was sold away from wife
and children, who were as dear to him as
his life's bluod. Years rolled on and the
war freed many Enoch Aniens, who return-
ed to fi
ili ill J tiU.iiL
no wife, no children."
tne . m:ij iisxy of our treed men
)chs, the humble friend we mention, loved
still the mother of his children, and faithful
to the oil love although anothers he
works and helps support the wife of another
man his -by law, but in the sight of God ?
Let us draw the curfsan.'
. T;;e St-::' in referring ti the ; ptrtonnanco
oi the Skill WGayklid Minstrels, says :
We have heard all the distingusshed ar-
ci'udin lhv j,.1;nv Lind Er.and'unhesita
lifts oi the country tor twentv r vears-in-
that 'will far , tiugiy sv that the ugh inferior to her, this I and you are to return thijs writ with your cer
5sors.t , Capital ! troupe excels! any -.tlier we have 'listened to j plicate emlorsea thereoni as to the manner of
in America. Ihe barotone ot tne
lords' is not to b3 excelled.
We commecd the matutinal twin.kler to
the consideration f its readers. Read and
ponder the above. Poor, deluded, .and
melancholy Muse,"1 "may
heaven give the
wit xwitonia I
Have heard all the distin ; -
cuished artists of the countrv for 1 twentv
tears:'' Where? In Wilmington ? Dost
thou nit know good soul that none but in-
ferior 'minstrels troujies will
mere prcscnc3 'of the . itinerant wanderers
for approbation is yriina fdcia evidence of
their mediocritv. This unexcelled bari
tone, is, the self-si me Bldaux who ten
years, ago sang at 2xew York "Meiodeon,"
a lhird cla- oon, and. who to-day in
that city, would- sing hezannahs, if a i
Xe'w Y rk gamin would lift his wonder-
ing eyes . to him, and yell out "smoke V
As for the troupe, collectively God was
merciful -unto them du not blessing them,
wUh origiuahty. The opening chorus from
Ernani reminded u'a of unnumbered steam
lathes in a file manufactory in full opera
tion, situated near a dog pond. The poor
"Basso profundo'- was profoundly base
His "Dublin bay' made us wish that some
spiritual agency might waft him thither, so
excruciating was the agouv of his yawn.
Well, a vender of peaches in Gotham sang
just like him once. The jokes wereandeed
"dull, stale and unprofitable." The "Wo
man's rights'' "joke7 has traveled through
the northern press for the last twelve zine, worth its cost. The departments for
months. Likewise ttic" "wooden leg' para- the children, the "Little! Housekeeper" and
dox. If we are to be pestered with these the "Young Farmer' an excellent. In fact,
migratory .curses, let us know, we shall be j the entire contents are jlist such as are cal
prepared for their reception, if the press is j cuiateei to please and instruct the juveniles,
to lawn upon them and "unhesitatingly" j It is the best investmentjfor $1.50 that we
pronounce a fourth rate show, utterly un- know of. Published atj838 Broadway,
known Ncrth of Washington, as the in-j Oca Scuoold ay Visitor comes regular
comparable and superexcellent of a ;twen- j ly, riehly freighted with? good things, to
ty years visitation, then God help us I our table. This magazine gives more read
h Dear Woman. It is a striking fact that
j bo til the visions of angels, both the first anL
1 nunciations ot the resurrection, and both
the first appearances of Christ, were made
j to women. Why j was this? It teems
' strange that the first' tidings of the resurrcc-
! tion from human lips should have been, cot
''from the lips of apostles, who were to be the
j autueriz-ed heralds of this fact, but from the
1 women who were to b& forbidden to speak
in church. It seems, at firstsight, a singu
lar exception to the divinely ordained plan"
of preaching the glad tidings of finished re
demption. Yet a little r flection will show
that it is not exceptional, but the very order
of arrangement tb.it is repeated in every
generation of the world. . The fact is the
same that exists iu the case of a vast ma
jority of Christiaps ever since. We first
hear; the story of the cross, the sepulchre
andjthe throne, not from the lips of a man
who'stands as an embassador for Christ, but
from; the lips of a woman a pious mother,
sister or nurse ; who pours into our infantile
hearts thia wonderful tale of love and mer
eyfome, it is truej are left to an early or
phanage, and some to a godless parentage ;
but even of these the general fact is true.
that the first knowledge of Jesus is learned,
hot from, the iips of men, but from the lips
That Contemptible Case. Yesterday
afternoon our goodly city was thrown into
an unusual excitement by the second act
in the great drama of "Contempt ;" by the
amazing action of Judge Cantwell, in the
issuing of a commitment of Mayor Neil to
the common jail. And with an extraordi
nary and somewhat:- peculiar coincidence
imprisoned in the same cell that he was
j incarcerated in 1881 for raising the United
States flag on Lis. 'residence:. Habeas Cor
pus was issued by Judge Russell, and made
rcturna!'le( before llts Honor at Chambers cit
7:30 P. M. precisely; Promptly at the hour
specified, Sheriff Schenck made satisfactory
return of the writs inhis possession.
Judge Person and City Attorney, M. Lon
don appered on behalf of the Mayor.
Mr. Lucas requested a continuance, on
the ground of unavoidable abscencc of
Counsel. Mudga. Russell having requested
an affidavit to that
effect, and the required
afiidavit being deci'ded i'nsufficfcnt by His
Honor, on motion of Counsel, the Mayor
was released on his own recognizance in the
sum ot $500, and thV, Sheriif instructed to
disregard all writs issuing from the Countv
Court. " ,; : '
The case was adjeiurued until Monday
evening 7:00 P. M. :
The following are-(he commitment pa-
per?, with Sheriffs return :
STATE OF KOUTII CAROLINA,
To the Sheriff of Xe;j llauover County :
Wuekas, On ihe lSLii - day of Oetoher, 1SG9,
by an order made by th Judge of the Special
Court of the October teim thereof, 18G9, held at
the Court Ilonie In Wiiinrgton, it was ordered
that Jos. II. Neil be eommitied to the County
Jail of eaid county, tEro to remain, charged
with iv Contempt, mentioned iu the said order
Ito-wit : A breach v;l' the Ip'.iiee and disturbance
'complained of by the Clerk ol the Special Court
un 'er oath directly tending . to interrupt the
proceedings oi this Court. The forcible and un-
j'hiwlul seizures, u?e ami Gi:qosscssion ot the
' office, actually occupied! by -the Clerk of this
i Court. The. unauihorbseu removal of the Ke-
monatruuee, and without the authority of the
Courts, by the defendant ; and until he shall
have paid the sum ot $'250, the line imposed on
him therein for his mifecjonunct, together with
the cost and expeuee3 of the proceedings
amounting to the sum oi $203 and that a war
rant be ibsueel to carry the &aid order into effect.
Now therefore we ewmmund you that you
take the said Jus. 11. N eft' and have him sately
kept in your custody iii tjhe common ja.il of New
Hanover county, u Ttil hci shall have tally paid
the hue aioresaid, and! the costs afjresaid,
amouiitiug in. all to frJti, together with your
fees thereoii, or until the; said Jos. II. NtfTbhall
be discharged by the further order ot the Court,
Witness Edward Cantwell Judge of our said
County at Wilminajton,' the loth day of October,
1869. i Ben J. Lucas,
Clerk of Special Court.
: I, J. W. Schenck, Jr., Sheriif of New Hanover
Countv. in obedience to tlhe writ of habeas co-r
''pus directed to me by th4 Hon. ' J. L. Russell,
or., return mil; i nom tosepu n.-tu, iue pe
titioner in my custody, by virtue' of the fore
going papers. . J.; W. Scsenck, Jr.,
' ; ; Sheriff.
October 16th 5;16 P. 1.
DkmohestIs MoNTnLjr. This and a sew
ing machine is beginning to be considered
indispensable by young! housekeepers and
ladie3 generally ; but tle Monthlt must be
had, whether the sewinjg machine is or not.
One of the great thingsin its favor is, that
the gentlemen like it; They find it sensible
instead offrivolus, fall jof practical infor
mation and useful ideas, which save young
and inexperienced wives and mothers any
amount of trouble and expense. Tho illus
trations and patterns, tlie music and other
Departments, are eaek worth the cost, and
we advise our husbands-whowant to do a
really good thing for their wives, them
selves, and the family generally, to send
$3.0 to 833 Broadway, N. Y. immediately.
Demorest's YoXsa America. The No
vember number of this popular little pub
lication has just reached' us, and is decided
Iv the best number that has been issued.
Opening the bright coyer, out popped a
beautiful bird, a supplement to the maga-
ing-matter, better illustrations, . and more
liberal premiums than any other periodi
cal of its class published. It.will soon com
mence its fourteenth year and volume,
, so that it is safe and solid. In short, we
pronounce it to be the cheapest, be3t, and
most worthy young people's magazine of
all others. Terms, $1.25 a year. Great re
duction and valuable premiums for clubs.
The Publishers give- to every subscriber,
for 25 cents, a magnificient steel-plate en
graving, specially drawn and engraved at
immense cost, and worth $2.50 per copy.
Agents wanted at every post office in the
United States. Sample numbers of the
Visitor, and full instructions to agents,
sent, post-paid, for 10 cents. Address.
DAUGHADAY&, BECKER, Publishers,
424 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Home. Bless the old people, say we 1
What should we do without them ? Does
not a man feel better and stronger in the
battle of life for having a grayheaded old
father and mother under the shelter ot some
brown-eaved farm-house far away ? Doe
the miilioLare's heart leap bo high, at wthe
sight of the pines and oranges that daily
decorate hi6 table, as he does when the bar
rel of red-streaked apples comes from tho
country home apples from the old hill-side
orchard, carefully picked out by a specta
cl'ed mother, and directed in a shaking
hand, by the kindly old man ? Ah ! those
apples have a flavor of home and child
hood ! What an event it is to the dweller
in brown stone mansions and marble-fronted
palaces, to have the old folks come up from
the country on a visit, with their old-fashioned
ways, and antiquated snuff-colored
garments, and horror of all new inventions
and dangerous novelties ! We can but smile
when they blow out gas, and sit as far as
possible from the furnace registers for fear
they should burst, and start every time the
speaking-tubes are used, and regard the
water-pipes as fearful and wonderful things.
Such things make them feel that their day
and generation are over, even more than
the white-headed little grandchildren, and
the silver threads in the locks of the son or
daughter, who was their "baby" ence. Yet
there is something beautiful in their sim
plicity their utter ignorance f the marvels1
ot city lite. The dear old folks ! as long as
they are alive there is always au unliring
ear for cur talesjof joy or trial, a reaelv ex
cuse for our foibles there is always some
one to whom we arc still "the chl'dreu."
It is only when the accustomed fireside
chair is empty, and the violets growing over
the gentle eyes, that we feel the bitterest
pang of heart-sickness that earth has to give.
When the old folks are gone we are alone,
though a thousand friends sit around our
Our Workiiojse A Fjsw Wcrds. By
invitation of the Superintendent W8 visited
theabove institution' on Thursday last, and
if under the sun there exists a more prolific
breeder of disease and pestilence, Heaven
has not voucshafed lis aEjinvestigation. We
hold it to be the mission of the journalist
to ventilate vice, expose corruption, repro
bate falesehood, calumny, and scandal. In
brief to battle error where trror exist.
We have visited tho Workhouse, walked
through its cells, treaded its uneven ground
and watched its convict laborers. In our
career a3-a journalist, we haye examined
many,. including those of New York and
Boston, models of c'eaulines3, order, or
ganization and administration, but this is
the first we have ever seen within a stock
ade of perpendicular pine logs, as an en
closure for Ciiminals. j We entered a wooden
door about 0x2 feet, padlocked on the
outside and a small keep lock to be opened
on either side. This entrance was fearfully
and wonderfully whitewashed. Two paces
b.ings you again in'o the open air, on your
right is the brick-making machine, boiler
and engine, all under cover of a rudely con
structed shed. On the left is the foul en
genderer of disease, the dormitory of the
unfortunates. This building is of wood en
tirely, and about 30 x 12 feet in area. It
has but one floor, and on this floor are
twelve cells, respectively, five feet long and
eighteen inches in width. Into these Cal
cutiaa dark holes-
Where God's glorious sun
Ne'er illumines with Iher1
And where ventilation is absolutely ignor
ed, where the first principles of cleanliness
are unnoticed, where the foul, reeking,
stif Qg miasma ascends to heaven till it
turns away " and sickens at the sk ht ;"
here in this sink of degradation are confined
nightly twelve human beings, padlocked,
an 1 the door of duplicated pine boards,
with not a crevice to- admit a cubfc inch of
air. Aside from this, at all do the county
authorities know that if a fire should take
place some eveniug that these poor, unsus
pecting and luckless . wretches would be
suffocated with smoke, if not devoured in
the angry flames, long before assistance
could ever reach them ? Do they know, do
they feel the responsibility ot the situation
of affairs here? We shudder as we wilte at
the fearful carnage if some one of these
fiends incarnate in hellish spite and re
venge, (for they ate ajl criminals,) should
apply the incendiary's torch to this fragile
and highly combustible pen, nothing under
heaven would stay the ravaging element.
Furthermore there is nohospital, not even a
sick rooms. But seated on a roughly hewn
pine bench, rather undelicately enveloped
in head and shoulders, with a coarse army
blanket, sat a poor, debilitated creature,
" sick unto death," and begged piteously
for relief. Alas ! there was "na philanthropic
seal, near, to ameliorate his wan condition.
An additional story, is being built On the
building, on the right of the entrance, as' a
"sick room" and apropos, we would remind
the builders that a knowledge i the science
of ventillation would add considerably to
the'r stock ot information.
Our space prevents any,; extended . expa
tiation on this blight in 1 the civiliiation,
and the moral attitude of the nineteenth
century. We have more to say anon. In
the meantime we vail our eyes in shame,
and bow our faces in remorse at this stand
ing New Hanover monument of barbarism
slothfulness and pestilence. Gentlemen
of the County Commissioners, this
God forsaken hole must either be totally
eradicated or, we must have a Workhdue,
that Wilmington sha'l not look upon as a
gift from Satan I We do not blame the
Superintendent, ho is wholly and clearly
guiltless, for in fact he has greatly improved
its appearance, but it is the, county on
whose shoulders we unwillingly thrust
this woeful burden. Gentlemen What
LETTERS FHOM THE TEOPLE.
LetUr from an Officer of the Cuba.
Wilmington, N. C, Oct. 14,1869.
Mr. Editor : A letter in your issuo !of
the 14th, signed S., deserves some correc
tions. The last paragraph's untrue, and
the first correct only to this extent. A per
son named Legg, did truly, most gallantly
board the " sea monster," believing her to
be a U. S. gunboat. On bkng undeceived,
he expressed himself in full sympathy with
her officers, accepted their hospitality,
promised to dine aboard the next daj, he
then quietly went ashore. ,
I presume of course he reported to his
superior officer, but that Commodore Big
gins made him any promise whatever is
untrue, and only worthy the pen, which
could fling its sarcasm at the single cruiser,
bearing the flag of. the infant Republic' of
Cuba. , D.
Hon. David Heaton is in Raleigh.'
The Jeuits will visit New Berne shortly.
Fifty-two prisoners in Craven county
The Henderson County Fair, promises
John "C.o "p-i-i- uarmiiVctt Te
The New Berne Times issued an extra on
the result of the Pennsylvania Ohio elec- .
Allman tried at Raleigh, for the murder
of Lassiter, has appealed to the Supreme
Mr. Andrew J. Burton, late associate Ed
itor of the Weldon Nws, has withdrawn
from that paper. ,
t mm i
, .The Henderson 'Fair was a g. eat success.
Gen. W. M. Ransom delive:ed a most
jbloquent and effective address.
t Self elenial is the prevailing noble char
acteristic amoDg NewtBernc politicians. It
has 35 candidates for Mayor.
'. At the recent term of the Superior Court
ol Rutherford cun:v Judge Logan sen
fenced four negro men to the Penitentiary
for robbing Dr. Mills, and other rjiisdemean
ors.Fentinil. ' . i .
Poor misdemeanors, wny should they, be
imprisoned? We are sor.y for the Misde
meanors. The Raleigh Standard thus refers to the
State Fair: As the time of the Fair ap
proaches the evidences of aV fine exhibition ,
of slock, agricultural products, manufac-
tures, &c, increase. The Seci etary is receive
ing by every mail letters containing ljsts of
articles io be ente.ed. It is certain that
there will be a large concourse of visitors
from all parts of the State.
Fires are ntcessarv.
' Thanksgiving is coming.
Chicago has mojnted letter carriers.
1 The Suez Canal has cost $81,000,000 ! .
A Railway will be built over the Alps.
Internal Revenue receipts yesterday $923
. Blue mackeral are plentiful along the At
: Courtship is bliss, matrimony blister, a
I Apples are plentiful at 50 cents per peck
in Washington. ;
Rather an extraordinary sight. :Did they
come unrttended ?
There are about seven thousand houses
in the City of WesVinrjLon.
: The Trenton Horse Fair opens to mor
roWj $600 premiums for speed.
"The Streets of New York" will open a
theatrical season of a week at the Opera
House on Monday night next. Xorfvlk Day