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. Gentlemen I made the following test of Fertilisers laik season, using the
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'. "Without Manure. . ' . . . . 86 lbs. Cotton.
. ... Lee's Lime, V -
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New Ties and Scarfs jnst received.
Linen Buggy Robes, 21.25.
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. great variety.
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' V Boys Shirt Collars and Cuffs.
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Opposite 33plaoopal Ohuroli.
FORT AND FLEET.
The Confederate Evacuation of Morris
Island IIow Foris Wagner and
Grera were Abandoned What was
to Happen, but did not.
(Detroit Free Press.)
Early in September, 18G3, it be
came plaiu to the Confederates
that they could not hold Forts
Wagner and Gregg many days
longer. The iron-clads had pound
ed them from one side and Gil-
m ore's troops from the other, aud
that the greater part of Morris
Island would soon be in tha bands
ofthe Federals was a conclusion
which must be met and prepared
Aud now here was the griuiness
of war. The sand forts had been
almost leveled to the surface three
or four times over, and yet repairs
had been made and the garrisons
reinforced. They had the iron
clads on the one hand and the Fed
eral infantry on the other, and it
had come to that pass that a fi li
ce r could not be lifted above the
parapet without finding a sharp
shooter watching for it. Gilniore
had about thirty, guns in a semi
circle before Wagner, and not
satisfied with raining tons of shot
and shell daily upon the work, lie
began a new movement.
Here wub the terror of war sap
ami mine.' Foot by foot, inch by
inch, the Federals had crep as near
as was possible, rolling their sand
earthworks before them almost as
easily as one could roll bales of
cotton. Within pistol-shot of the
parapet they halted. War had
now become cold-blooded murder.
A strip of sand, not 300 feet wide
was the neutral ground, and the
Tiger of War raved back aud forth
over the in search of blood. He
found it blood by the gallon by
the barrel bloold flowing out upon
the white sands until the tracks of
the Tiger could be plainly seen in
dampuess. ,r ,
'.'blocking the path.
The Iron-clads could neither re
duce Fort Sumter nor pass it, and
tho attempt to reach Charleston by
the way of Secessionville had failed.
If the Federals could gain possess
ion of Morris Island Charleston
would be under the fire of common
artillery and Fort Snmter could be
attacked from a new side.
Gilmore had secured the lower
end of the island and intrenched
his position, but he could advance
ho further until Wagner and Gregg
were overcome. , .Wagner had re
ceived the most terrible pounding
from the iron clads a fire so fierce
and continuous that army and
navy officers asserted that all
human life behind . the sand piles
had been wiped out, and yet the
echoes of the last gun bad scarcely
died away when' a thousand Con
federates emerged from the bomb
proofs and coolly began making
repairs. " A column ot 3,000 Feder
als had flung itself at the fort,
fought with desperation, and re
tired shattered and broken. A
second column, stronger by a thous
and, had rushed over the ditch up
the slopes over the walls of sand
fonght hand to hand with the
ferocity of tigers, and when the
broken ranks were reformed within
the Federal lines six .hundred men
were not there to answer to their
Battery Gregg had been pounded
at for weary days its garrison
torn to pieces by the moustor shells,
its guns dismounted aud its walls
torn out or leveled ' flat but there
they were, sullen, defiant, and say
ing to the Federal lion:
"We are m your patn ana pre
pared for you!"
Tue English, the ixencu ana tue
Germans have their histories of
that great four years' struggle in
America, aud their historians have
praised pluck whenever it cropped
out. An American who attempts it
will be called a patroit for praising
the one side and a ' rebel " Ibr
praising the other. There was pluck
at Wagner and Gregg and Sumter
and Charleston such pluck and
determination; such uncomplaining
sacrifices for the cause; such a
steadfast purpose to-defend every
brick and beam and plank to the
last as neither Greek nor Spartan
FOOT BY FOOT.
When it was finally realized that
neither the missiles from the fleet
nor the bayonets ofthe infantry on
shore could reduce the forts of
saud it was determined to blow
Wagner out of the path of the ad
vance. Wagner out of the way,
Gregg would be evacauted.
Beginning about the 15th of July
the Federal forces may be said to
have advanced foot by foot. Dur
ing the night tho sappers would
advance underground, burrowing
the way with pick and shovel, and
next moruig the Confederates
would look out upon a new Federal
position. Wagner was being
fought with its own weapon sand.
Its sand walls had saved it other
sand walls were to overwhelm it.
Gumoro was the bpectre of war.
His shadow reacbiug further and
further up Morris Island, and that
shadow never moved backwards.
Where it rested it buried into the
sand, and left a horrible trace.
There was scarcely a day that the
Spectre did not seek to devour
more ground never a night that
the men who followed it or oppos
sed it, did not scream out as bul
lets tore their flesh.
STRIKING AT FATE.
In the last days of July the sight
of the gaunt and blood-stained
Spectre roused the Confederates to
fury, aud it was planned to throw
enough infantry upon Morris Island
to make a quick dash at the Feder- '
als and overwhelm them. The re-!
gimeuls to make this move had;
been named, when it was.
discovered that lack ot transporta- j
tion would prevent.
Twenty-four hours later it was
about to ring out its warning over,
Morris Island. Gilmore the Spec-1
tie was as inflexible as death andj
as unyielding as a coffin. A snail '
might have progressed faster, but!
it was progression jnst the same, j
Each morning saw his tracks of
blood a little nearer each night
there were burials in the sand hills :
behind Wagner. The fort was
j holding out the guns were roar
ing defiance at fate, but fate ever
THE LAST SITUATION.
In the first week of September
Gilmore's trenches ended within
stone's throw of Wagner,but cover
ed from its guns. From here he
could drive mines into its very
bomb-proofs, or he could assemble
a sufficient force to make the chan
ces of a sudden rush almost cer
tain. The guns from land and
sea had an enfilading fire, the
mortars had the exact range, and it
had come to pass at last that death
groped in every nook and corner
and bomb-proofs in search of
Fort Wagner would not surren
der, but it must be evacuated
Everything was planned in the
coolest manner. Only the sand
site, rent and torn by explosions,
was to be left for the Spectre to
One of the preliminary steps was
te excavate trenches and rifle
pits of Wagner. These filled with
the rear guard of the garrison;
would check pursuit long enough to
enable everybody to escape. Such
ammunitions of war as could be
removed to Gregg and beyond
were taken away.
At dark on the night of the Cth
the evacuation began. The
greater part of the garrison was
withdrawn to the rifle-pits, two or
three light guns dragged away with
them, and presently the fort which
had been tenanted so long and bad
withstood so much was without
sentinels to challenge or artillerist
There was suspicion in the Fed
eral mind that some movement was
taking place among the Confeder
ates, bat whether it was an increase
of garrison or an evacuation no one
could determine. To be prepared
for any emergency, a strong cal
cium light was thrown upon the
fort from one of the iron-clads.
From the vessel it seemed as if one
could have seen a cat walking along
the parapets, but the light was de
ceiving, it was . a ghostly glare
which betrayed those who watched
instead of those who worked. Men
stood upon the parapets without
discovery, and the strong glare on
the front of the fort deepened the
darkness on all other sides.
On this night Federal pickets lay
in their rifle-pits within thirty steps
of the ditch of Wagner, but they
neither saw nor heard anything to
arouse their suspicions. There were
less than 8u0 men in the garrison,
aud as night came on they marched
out of the fort and moved away
like shadows. The soft sand echoed
uo footstep, and no voice was raised
above a whisper.
While the ghostly glare of the
calcium light fell upon the ramparts
and while the Tiger of War crouch
ed in the sand only a few steps
away, listening, peering, glaring,
750 men fitted across the sand to
Battery Gregg without the whisper
of an alarm. For every pound of
sand used in constructing Wagner
and repairing it two pounds of
Federal iron had been hurled to
batter it down, but on this night it
stood there as proud and strong and
defiant as ever.
LEAVING THE ISLAND.
Before 10 o'clock the garrison of
Wagner was rowing away from
Morris Island. The men had taken
their muskets, but little else. Not
one of the cannon had been saved.
Before midnight the garrison of
Gregg had left, and there remained
only the small party charged with
blowing up both works.
WHAT WAS TO BE DONE.
The intention ofthe Confederates
was to leave nothing but two great
holes in the saud to mark the sites
of the forts. The order transmitted
from headquarters were very plain
and complete. The guus were to
be spiked, the trunions knocked off
and the carriages broken. All am
munition was to be placed in the
main magazine, and time fuses
used for the explosions. The big
guns were to be jammed mil of
powder, sand and shot and arranged
with time-fuses to burst about the
time of t he grand explosion. Gregg
being five minutes' walk from Wag
ner, was to have a ten-minute fuse
n place of a fifteen, and the pro
gramme was to have the two explo
sions occur in the same second.
WHAT WAS DONE.
Xo move could be made at Wag
ner until after dark, and then it
was found that a blow struck upon
a gun would arouse all the Federal
pickets lying beyond the ditch. The
guus were spiked by men crawling
about like cats, but they could not
be arranged for bursting nor the
carriages destroyed. The spiking
was better done at Gregg, being
further away, but jet within six
hours after the Federals took pos
session every gun was in good work
The fuses had been repeatedly
tested, and each time they had
burned brightly and exactly such a
distance to the minute. In each
fort the fuse was carefully laid and
led to a barrel of powder, and they
were burning all right when the last
boat left the island. And yet,
strangely enough, neither fuse ac
complished the result deemed posi
tively certain. One went out alto
gether six or eight feet from the
powder, and the other became dis
arranged and was consumed without
The last boat from the island was
discovered by Federal picket-boats
and fired at, and ten minutes later
it was known to Gilmore's forces that
Morris Island had been evacuated
by the Confederate.
At a given sigual Forts Sumter,
Johnson and other works turned
their lire upon the evacuated forts,
to prevent the Federals from rush
ing in and extinguishing the fuses,
and though this fire answered the
object in one sense it failed in an
other. From April to September Wagner
had beer, stormed and assaulted
and pounded until almost every
grain of sand had soaked a drop out
of blood, but here it was at last in
Federal hands. Ten thousand in
fantry, thirty cannon and mortars
in battery, backed by a fleet of iron,
clads, had finally driven 720 ineno
a sand heap, and Gilmore was half
a mile nearer Charleston.
Federal history called it a great
victory, and the masses shouted
glory without counting the cost or
consulting the facts. To-day the
sea pouring across the sand bar in
three or four different channels,aud
a few months more may see white
capped waves rolling over the spot
where whole pages of a nation's
history were written with bayonets
dipped in blood.
A Boston "Hoodoor.''
A certain yonng man in this city
can never be argued out of belief
in the total depravity of inanimate
things, which has been impressed
upon him in a singular and forcible
manner. Last night he came home
very late from the club although
that fact is neither hero nor there
On reaching his sleeping apart
ment he proceeded to undress ac
cording to an unvarying system into
which he has fallen. He removed
bis coat and vest and hung them
over the back of a chair. Then he
sat down and took oft" his shoes. He
then drew off a certain other
garment in short, his trowsers in
one pocket which he was accustom
ed to carry a penknife and the key
to his office desk. On doing so he
heard the knife fall upon the floor,
aud, picking it up, he placed it upon
the washstand and finished disrobe
ing. In the morning he rose be
times, and, on resumeinghis trows
ers, discovered that his key was
missing. He groveled all over the
floor looking after it, but without
effect and although hunting high
and low, could find nothing of it.
As it stormed that day and the
walking was bad he put on a heavy
pair ot boots, which he wore all day,
and donned again on Monday
morning. On Sunday he tried all
manner of ke's on his desk, but,
owing to the diabolical inginuity of
the lockmaker, none would fit, and
on Monday he got a locksmith to
come up, and at his order made him
two new keys, so that no such ca
lamity as he had endured should
again tail upon bun- With these
two keys in his pocket ho went
home Monday night to prepair for
the theater, and on putting on the
dress shoes he had won at the club
found the missing key in the toe of
them. The language that he used
at this discovery was of a somewhat
lurid character, but it seems to do
him good. Aud he swears and
affirms that the key jumped into
the shoe on purpose, having pre
viously arranged with the knife to
fall loudly on the floor at the same
moment and avert suspicion;and he
furthermore deposes that the key
will not now fit his desk, as it has
stretched the slot in it so widely by
grinning over its little joke that it
cannot move the bolt in the lock.
N. Y. Ledger.
If a flirt only knew when to stop,
flirtation would not be so bad. If
there were any sense of the fitness
of things in her any respect for
place or persons there might be
even a time for flirting; but she is
the most obtuse of -all people, the
most unlikely to know when to cry
enough. One who generally lies,
will, on rare occasions, tell the truth.
Thieves are sometimes honest, mis
ers generous, spendthrifts economi
cal. Even slandermongers refrain
from scandal now and then. But
a flirt flirts on, without regard to
any one or anything, from her cra
dle to her grave, with every mortal
mau who crosses her path and will
stop long euough. If single men
are not to be had, married ones will
do as well. Young Felix being gone,
old Grandfather Happy is taken in
hand, and slapped with her fan un
til be chokes. She flirts with grave
deacons and merry music-masters,
with her cousin's little boy and
her aunt's second husband. And a
wedding where she is a bridesmade
she will flirt with her attendant
groomsman while a bishop is asking
if this woman will have this man.
At a funeral she will kiss her fan to
that handsome Mi- Xvwhois decor
ously looking into his hat with the
proper expression of solemnity.
When she "engages" herself it.
is only a temporary performance,
and she thinks of being off with the
old love than she does of being on
with the new. And if she is cap
tured at last generally with a
golden bait she goes off on her
wedding trip making big eyes at
an old admirer. She receives let
ters that she is oblige to tear up,
during her honeymoon; and if she
is fashionable she settles down
afterwards into the married flirt.
If she is rednceed to a plain, do
mestic life,perhapse in a village, she
takes what the gods send her, and
flirts with the baker, the milk man,
the boy who brings home the meat,
and old Ebeuezer Smith, who "tends
to the vegatables." She flirts as
long as she is young and pretty,
ane goes on after she is old and
faded. She flirts while men like it,
and long after they ceases to like
it. Alas for our sex that this is
The mantle of matrouhood never
seems to rest upon her shoulders
comfortable, and age finds her flirt
ing still, making an affectation of
what was once natural, and one
may hear her at an eavening par
ty coquettishlj- commanding men
to "go away, do," who wish nothing
oetter than to obey her promptly.
The young man who went off like
a shot probably found too much
powder on the girl's cheek.
German girls cultivate their hair
for sale. It is sent to this country
aud is used in adulterating hash.
Historians says that Attila often
dined on horseback. Thats nothing.
The Parisians go the whole animal.
The mania for adulteration is so
great that you can't buy a quart of
sand aud be sure that it is not half
A politician requested one of our
cty writers to prepare him a speaob
to speak during the present cam
paign. -'I must first dine with you,
replied the writer, "and see how
you open your mouth, that j may
know what sort of words will fit it.'
W. B, COX IN COXUEESS.
The New York Sun pays the fol
lowing compliment to Gen. W. R
Cox, ofthe Metropolitan district:
THE OTHEH COX.
In the Forty-seventh Congress
tnere were two members named
Cox. Everybody knows the Samuel
Sullivan Cox who represents the
Seventh, Eleventh, and Thirteenth
wards of this ton n. They call him
Sunset, bnt his sun never sets.
The Forty-seventh Congress is the
twelfth in which he has served; it is
a quarter of a century since he first
carried into the House of ltepresen
tatives his wit, his philosophy, his
knowledge ot what interests men,
his industrious habits, his incor
ruptible conscience, his honest pur
pose to speak and vote right.
The other Representative Cox
hails from the hill country of North
Carolina, aud his name is William
Rufiin. We learn from the Con
gressional iDirectory that he is a
new member. He has been a sot
ton planter, a rebel Brigadier, a
practising lawyer, a Judge of the
Superior court, and a chairman of
the Democratic State committee.
He has finally made his way into
Congress, where he is likely to stay,
inasmuch as he appears to be aii
old-fashioned Democrat, of the sort
frequently encountered in the vis
ions of the yirtuous and the patri
otic, but that does not materialize
with great frequency.
As far as we are aware, Mr. Cox
of North Carolina has made no long
speech since he went to Congress.
We have read his brief remarks on
the reduction of the internal revc
nne. They are to the point. He
opposed the sham bill of last sessiou
because it tailed to give relief to the
overtaxed labor and producer. He
favors the repeal ot all internal
revenue taxation, believing it to be
anti-republican m its tendency, and
burdensome aim oppressive in its
mode of collection. He regards the
present machinery for collecting the
internal revenue as altogether odious
"a system of espionage, informa
tion, and oppressive agencies which
terquently leads to conflicts and
bloodshed, and proves most oppres
sive to that class who are least
able to bear the expenses of litiga
tion." He will take part at the
next session in a movement to wipe
out ot existence the present revenue
machinery and officers. He looks
upon the surplus revenue of the
Treasury, not as a foraging ground
provided by Providence lor Con
gressman and their constituents.
but as "a continual invitation to
corruption and extravagance."
Mr. Cox is old-fashioned in his
notions of the duty of a Democratic
Representative, for he sees no dif-
terence m principle between going
in lor big. jobs and going in for lit
tle one. mere were ninety mem
bers who voted last Friday morning
against the River and Harbor steal
of 1883. Of the ninety members
only five were from Southern States,
and Mr. W. R. Cox was one of the
five. Turning to the record on the
River and Harbor steal of 1882, we
find that Cox voted against that
We have a copy of Mr. Cox's
speech against the petty and con
temptible robbery of the public
funds by means of the habitnal
appropriation for the Botanic Gar
den the florist's establishment
which supplies Senators and Rep
resentatives with boquets. He
pointed out to the House that the
Sundy Civil bill contained an appro
priation of $10,000 for the Botanic
Garden swindle, the Legislative bill
$11,700 more; while a sporadic item
Jn the Sundry Civil bill gave $2,
500 "for the storage and protection
of palms and other tropical and
sub-tropical plants." "Now," said
Mr. Cox, with great good sense,
'I insist that when appropriations
are made for a specific object, all
those appropriations should be put
together, so that the House can un
derstand what it is doing." And
he went on:
'We see this Botanic Garden, which
has been in existence not half a century,
this one garden alone, has cost this
Government more than half a million
of dollars. The space that is occupied
by the garden does not exceed, I thiDk.
seven acres, most of which is devoted to
lawns and trees. And yet, sir, we see
that every year by some meaus this ap
propriation is increased; and it is placed
in the hands of a man who, I may say,
is under no supervision whatever. These
appropriations are under the direction
of the Library committee. What is
the Library committer1 Why, sir, it
goes out of existance and expires in a
few days; and we have no supervision
of the expenditures of this large amount
of money for this bouquet garden at the
foot of the hill, except it is the will of
one man who has it under control.
"Now, sir, in regard to bouquets and
their distribution. A member of this
House told me yesterday he was opposed
to lessening the expenditures, because
he had received a bouquet the night be
fore from Air. Smith; that he was a very
clever man. I asked him what disposi
tion he had made of it, supposing as a
matter of course he had presented it to
his wife. But no; he said he had given
it to the daughter of his landlady be
cause she was sick. Laughter. I do
not know that it would contribute to
the peace of members' families if it
i were known where all these bouquets
I go. Laughter.
j "Det us faithfully represent the in
I teiests of those who sent us here,
whether we pursue this wayward god
dess of fashion or otherwise. Whatever
may be the infatuation of some mem
bers for flowers, no one can ignore their
influence. The sweet poet Felicia Hem
ans siiSgs, 'Bring flowers, fresh flowers,
to the festive board;' but we should
bring them with due consideration for
econony when demanded by the public
needs, and at our own expense when
required for private festivities."
A Southern Democrat who has
creeks and trout streams in his dis
trict and vet votes against the
River aud Harbor bill on principle;
a new member of the House who
has the courage to stand up aud
manfully oppose a petty abuse that
many of the older reformers are
glad enough to blink; a clear-headed
man who can talk solid sense in
plain English that is Mr. William
Rutliii Cox of North Carolina. We
are glad to say that he is re-elected.
(J-. tiin? his Answer,
Young Tompkins, thinking to
take a rise out of Pat, "Why,
you've got that paper upside down.
Paddy!" Pat, " Bedad ! any fnle
cud rade it the other way oop!"
Calmly goes on with his reading.
IN SCHOOL DAYS.
The following lines were handed to
us, ot our request, by Rev. Fred. W
Eupon, a gentleman of learning and
good taste in polite letters, and with
whose approval we commend thtm to
Still sits the school-house by the road,
A ragged beggar sunning;
Around it still the sumachs grow.
And Llackberry vines are running.
Within, the master's desk is seen,
Deep scarred by raps official;
The warping floor, the battered seats.
The jack-knife's carved initial.
Long years ago, a winter sun,
Shone over it at setting;
Lit up its western window panes
And low eaves icy fretting.
It touched the tangled golden curls.
And brown eyes full of grieving;
And one who still her steps delayed.
Where pride and shame were mingling.
Pushing with restless feet the snow
To right and left, she lingered
As restlessly her tiny hand
The blue-checked apron fingered.
He saw her lift her eyes; he felt
The soft hand's light caressing,
And beard the trembling of her voice,
as u a tault confessing.
"I'm sorry that I spelt the word:
I hate to go above yon,
Because" the brown eyes lower fell
"Because you see, I love you."
Still memory to a gray hair man
That sweet child's face is showing;
Dear girl 1 The grasses on her grave
Have forty years been growing.
He lives to learn in life's hard school,
How few who pass above him,
Lament their triumphs and his loss.
Like her, because they love him.
To Reduce Internal Revenue Taxation
and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled :
That the taxes herein specified im
posed by the laws now in force be, and
the same are hereby, repealed, as here
inafter provided, namely: On capital
.1 i i i t
uuu ucjiuDiut ul uaiiitif, uauiteni nu na
tional banking associations, except such
taxes as are now due" and payable: and
on ana alter tne nrst day of July, eith
teen hundred and eighty-three, the
stamp tax on bank checks, drafts, orders
and vouchers, and the tax on matches,
perfumery, medicinal preparations, and
other articles imposed by Schedule A
following section thirty-four hundred
and thirty-seven of the Revised Stat
utes: Provided, That no drawback shall
be allowed upon articles embraced in
said schedule that shall be exported on
and after the first day of July, eighteen
hundred and eighty-three: Provided
further, That on and after May fifteenth,
eighteen hundred and eighty-three,
matcnes may De removed Dy nianufac
turers thereof from the place of mann
facture to warehouses within the United
States without attaching thereto ' the
stamps required by law. under such
regulations as may be prescribed by the
Uomraissioner of internal Revenue.
Sec. 2. That on and after the first day
oi may, eignteen nunorea and eighty
three, dealers in leaf tobacco shal annu
ally pay twelve dollars; dealers in man
ufactured tobacco shall pay two dollars
and forty cents; all manufacturers of
tobacco Bhall pay six dollars; manufac
turers of cigars shall pay six dollars;
peddlers Of tobacco, snuff, and cigars
shall pay special taxes, as follows:
Peddlers of the first class, as now de
fined by law, shall pay thirty dollars;
peoaiers or tne second class snail pay
fifteen dollars; peddlers of the third
class shall pay seven dollars and twenty
cents; and peddlers of th fourth class
shall pay three dollars and sixty cents.
Retail dealers in leaf tobacco shall pay
two hundred and fifty dollars, and
thirty cents for each dollar on the
amount of their monthly sales in excess
of the rate of five hundred dollars per
annum; Provided, That farmers and
producers of tobacco may sell at the
place of production tobacco of their
own growth and raising at retail direct
ly to consumers, to an amount not ex
ceeding one hundred dollars annually.
sec. 3. That hereafter tne special tax
of a dealer in manufactured tobacco
shall not be required from any farmer,
planter, or lumberman who furnishes
such tobacco only as rations or supplies
to his laborers or employees in the same
manner as other supplies are furnished
by him to them: Provided, That the ag
gregate of the supplies of tobacco so by
him furnished shall not exceed in quan
tity one hundred pounds in any one
special tax year; that is from the first
day of May in any year until the thir
tieth day of April in tne next year: And
provided further, That such farmer,
planter, or lumberman snau not be, at
the time he is furnishing such supplies,
engaged in the general business of sell
ing dry goods, groceries, or other simi
lar supplies in the- manner of a mer
chant or storekeeper to others than his
own employees or laborers.
Sec. 4. That on and after May nrst,
eighteen hundred and eighty -three, the
internal taxes on snuff, smoking and
manufactured tobacco, shall be eight
cents per pound; and on cigars which
shall be manufactured and sold or re
moved for consumption or sale on and
after the first day of May, eighteen hun
dred and eighty-three, there shall be
assessed and collected the following
taxes, to be paid by the manufacturer
thereof: On cigars of all descriptions,
made of tobacco or any substitute there
for, tbree dollars per thousand; on
cigarettes weighing not more than three
pounds per thousand, Hity cents per
thousand ; on cigarettes wsigmng more
than three pounds per thousand , three
dollars per thousand ; Provided, That on
all original and unbroken factory pack
ages of smoking and manufactured to
bacco and snuff, cigars, cheroots and
cigarettes held by manufacturers or
dealers at the time such reduction shall
go into effect, upon which the tax has
been paid, there shall be allowed a
drawback or rebate of the full amount
of the reduction, but the same shall not
apply in any case where the claim has
not been presented within sixty days
following the date of the reduction; and
such rebate to manufacturers may be
paid in stamps at the reduced rate; and
no claim shall be allowed or drawback
paid for a less amount than ten dollars.
It shall be the duty of the Commissioner
of Internal Revenue, with the approval
of the Secretary of the Treasury, to
adopt such rules and regulations and to
prescribe and furnish such blanks and
forms as may be necessary to carry tbi
section into effect.
Sec. 5. That from and after the pas
sage of this act every manufacturer of
tobacco or snuff shall, in addition to all
other requirements of luw, print on each
package, or securely affix by pasting oA
each package containing tobacco or
snuff manufactured by or for him, a
label on which shall be printed the
number of the manufactory, the district
and State in which it is situated, and
The manufacturer of this tobacco has
complied with all requirements of law.
Every person is cautioned, under penal
ties of law, not to use this package for
A person on being joked by his
friends, because, at an advanced
age, he married a young woman,
replied that he would rather have
his heart pierced by a new and
; shining blade than by a rusty nail.
"lie's grown to be a polished
gentleman, anyhow,'' said an old
lady gazing fondly at the shining
bald head of her son, just returning
after a long absence.
New Berne Advertisements.
II. W. WAllAB,
(Mucceaaor to E. II. Wludley,)
DISTILLERS' AGENT FOR
Pure Rye and Corii;WMaky
WINES ,AND CIGARS
rx ORFAT YAMF.TY,' ' j
Ginger Ale, Pale . Ale, Beer
BERGNER & ENGEL, 'BEEB,
PURE FRENCH BRANDY, i
. ... - ' .'?: .; : 1
II . W. W A II A B. ,
South Front St. New Berluf K. C.
epU-d&wIr. ' i
Inrderfu mnk room for our . . .
For the next ' ' ', '
SIXTY DAYS .
we offer our' !, , ; ''. - T
of Ladles' Cloaks, Walking- Jackets and
Bliawls, Black aud Fancy Oaabmerea, iloo's
Fine Caaelmeres, Clothing, Boo til Mid Shoes,
Hate and Caps. A full stock of
Rents' KurulMliinir Goods,
Trunks, Satchels and Carpets AT COAT.'
Also, a large assortment of. LatOcs Black
and Undressed Kid Gloves, at tf Swats a pair.
Also, two thousand yards of Wonted at l't
cents per yard. . -
Come at once for Bargains at ' t .
YU. SULTAII & GO.;
...... ... .--. '
WBINHTKUT Hi:iI.t)LNU, .
. . ootUOAw i
WHOLESALE ot RETAIL '
qroceu. :;. ,
Constantly receivings full line ' '. i
and ' 'r
FARMERS' SUPPLIES, ,,;
which we olTer as low as any house in
the city, and warrant all goods as rep
resented. " ,
Call and examine onr stock and
prices. Stables furnished fiee to all our
country customers. : ; w '
Goods delivered free to anyrt "o
the city. :
12 W. A II.
A. H. HQLTONs
Foreign and Domestic
WINES & LIQUORS,
TOBACCO 8 & CIGAR S.
MIDDLE STUEET. -
NEW IIEUNK, IV. O
C. B. HART & CO.
OHSPEICS CASH STOKE.
Northvit corner Mlddl sod Booth Frost ttnrti
Kxlte E H. Wind try sad X. ft. Jonas.
Stoves, House Fsmshing Goods,
CROCKERY and GLASSWARE,
LAMPS in great variety.
BURNERS, WICKS, CHIMNEYS,
Fratt'i Astral Kon-Expiosiv 53, '
Machine and Train Oila.
Vie ar oow prepared to manufacture
Tin and Sheet-Iron War.
void low and warranted to b as reprwWstad.
April 14 It d w
EAXTEfcl KO&TH CiKOLllU
NErT BERXE, 5. C.
And all kinds Grave and Building work In
Order will receive prompt attention
and satisfaction guaranteed.
JOE K. WILJ.IS, Proprietor,
iBiicccMior to George W. Claypoole)
Cor. BROAD A CRAVEN Sta.
ma30 lyd 5fw Berne, S O.
CAST rOVSI A0CClM02AT10IfS.
Broad St. Ka w Hern. !. C.
t t. luv
' GEO. IX LINDSAY,
Attorney at XiriM',
CLAYTOJI, Jttfc&aM Cmnmlf, K. V.
lfrtnMi Hon. A. K. Mnnm, II"". T
C. r oller, lialeigu, K. C; A. lUnuv, I , i...
tott M. C7. . . .
Will Dnwtlrs vhtrtvpr tn bmfra.iot,l ...r
VterareaoUoltKl. liertloa eciM-vimi .
; ''.AEONIDAS J. rOOHE;
ATTORNEY AT LAW ,
.M.- (Oasee apfMMMe Ouin
.:,":- . New Ilsrtte, It, tJ.
Will nractioo In the rVmnttM r t
nolr, Jones, fmlw, I'amikwand Dravn'owi
In the t?.H. IMMfic-t (kmru
i-rnmpiatisBikm paid to II is M,n.-.-ti.., f
v P. IL PELLETIER,
. A-ttbrnoy-n t-lL.v.
Will nraxtlee In the ( uurta tii'.HMi
On. low and (Vavra, '
. MiMK-lal attention given tn tlie . r.!li -ll..n .f
claims, aitd seltUns estate ui U..u.h1 i.r.
oils, - ;
' - ratLLBTfKR'g MILL. .
toarlwU.. . . Carteret )-. a. C.
M. W. H1IOI.
r. h Muu
CLKVKMT MA I T.
nfxok, SK.TUQNS & i::::ly,
ATTOUKKYS AT LAM'.
Will mu-tlre In tliKO.nt i.nr i-t.v. ,, i
(Ifisluw.ttarteret. I'm I ! 1.im i.,' i ,'
tlie Federal Uwrt at M-w Hi-rue, I. i ..i.v . i
P. MURPHY PEAItSALL,
-.r y. ATTOaKT AT UW,
TRENTON, JOS' i:s CO., K. c.
W1U oraettea la ilia rviui.tiu r .......
LeiHilr. lHiiilln. Kttni i mm j......
Collecting a aiwciaur. w-.uMl4tr
New Berne Advcrtiec:
Wlimr ran mi! f i v..
tare be nrv Ui t all at '
l:ttiu l.-i I i i
,."pN iiiDi)Li; bTUKirr,
Beyond door alurve K. K. JniiM'.
H on hii lri.,r Hutu, ilmn.i.i
ftcld. Walnut Il-lliu1. Iiuimi,.. v. .
kl'lio. Me, For sale at
HOCK LOTTO. U
P. 51. DRANF.Y,
; 8outii Frtoirr Krxi K-r.
lSASIX, BLlSLtS A XI) LOOK r,
Cart and Waffon Material, llnm. ,
Ssddlci. Bridles, Cooling ai, 1
'.' .'t'. Ueating Stovm..
Condi sold tut CAHlI f i.M.V ..t 1 1. .
at low prices. ji,,h
Ceemev Craves) 4b SenlhFrenl
' ' ' KEAVHKKN, N. '.
. . t-, i t , ' -. .
Promit and tterentuil attiiii m . -
all eonlgnniptr Cutuu, ,ihIu end .n,.
- Tlie.ttentlfm uf tica i.ntvi...ttb i. n..
to stuck of ;
KiistFrocf Oats and Thc:
fitch we are handling- m irniWl
GEORGE BIS w,
Constantly nn hand
Metallic Beurtal Cask-Is aud .Cases. !
va-esl aad Walamt Ceeketc sad c aaea.
tn all staea, handsomely mounted.
Penlar Cefllaui f all atmes.
Orders hy telegmtih dnve tiirlit nrr n-i.ilr
ahtppod hy nrst trnlu aurrvrtU-l is lot vlui.
HAS THE .
lu the City of 'cw Item. lie has nvs In
Pari lZZZ- Bcfirocm 6clv
Mattreiica, Cbalra of
erery description,' :
In fact everything twoallv fcert In h f irst,
olaee Furniture gtore,and will be
Sold Very Low.
Corner of Broad and Middle htrentt,
NEW BERNE, X. C.
, janswly ,
D. W. IIURTT,
MERCHANT TAILOR.' -
rr a. r i.
New Berne, V. C
Mar. M.smw '
Guano and Kainit.
1,500 sack Pine Island Guano,
1,000 tacks FUh, Bona and Totaah,
1,000 sacks Kainit. at Sls.GO a ton.
500 car k Pacific Uuano. V" "
500 nacks lloystcr'a High Gradg Ab-I.
700 sack. Norfolk FeHMavrat$18lon.
Peruvian Guano. - u
E. R. MEADOWS & CO-,
! rner Pollock aud IflddlS gta
Warehouse Cotton Exchange Place,
NEW BETtNE, N. C.