INDEPENDENT IN JsJUillt THINGS.
NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, MAY 10. 1883.
ACME Pulverizing Harrow. Clod
Tennessee WagonTfie - Farmer's Favorite.
The J?BUCKYE,n Two-Horse
Cultivates the whole row at oae iLuw.
The IMPROVED IR02 CULTIVATORS (one horse) with, attachments.
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The Celebrated "CLIMAX" Cotton Plow, the bent Cotton Plow in use.
The GILBERT FORCE PUMP.
to be without one. . : -"- - .
THE "MAID OP THE SOUTH7' Grist Mill: B Bender, Jones Co., N
, C, sa v : ' "I hare ground one bushel of GOOD meal in ten minutes with the 16
inch Mill bought of you." A. Tolar Bars ''that the 24 inch Maid of the South
Mill works to perfection, grinds 12 bushels of good meal an hour with perfect
OaeiJa Engines, Stationary, Portable and Mounted; Kriebel's Vibrating
Valve, Stationary, Portable, Mounted and Boat Engines.
Saw Gammers, Side Files, Swages,
- .2."o?eltj Belt Hooks--betier than laeing or rivets.
Alligator Nat and Pipe' Wrenches. ' You hare only te see them to apprp-
g!ite 'their adjutages. . ; -" v .
o. 1 5IH1, capacity 2 tons a day, 1,80Q4 ;. (. , .
2 Mia, capacity $ tons' day, $500,',.,
Finding to all a eordial invitation to give me a trial for anything in my
i a e, I am, rery respectfully, . " ' .j. .
" : :j OIINCCr WHITTY,
- " . - .-.CRAtXSr STREET. NEWBERK. J?. C.
rv.vavay's1 Liver Pills.
CcnUins no CALOMEL or other MEKCULIAL Ingredients, but-are com-
' .- ! 'v - - nosed of ;
7::? czi U.4hidl2ra!cd VcgetablQ Ingredients
Crcst, gifwSt an Jest Liver $11 on the Market.
tJ" Try them and be oonTisoed of tbeir merit.
t'T All Drujjists and Deaierskeep them. S3 cents per.box. seplwlj
polio? 'Street,; New Berne, N. C
f f- CO.
la Grtat Variety and
We call especial attention to our large
Th Elghmi SHrt the bpeop of which will not break or crease, only $1.00.
MIO Kyuiu f
ffhe Cy manufactur
forced, aai eVerlaiHing' stays "which prevent tearing down the back or ' hp' the
ildTe; only I1.0O. ' '
. . t tS XT T7a.a . nnlv
iegniar maa Bnusu i. u .
l ail line ok ucn wuunvuiu, ""-" v.w.v .-, r t-t ,
jtijt'reTedBeTof of Whjte Silk Handlcerchiefti at 1.00.
. ew T and jJjUevMS'yeil:
Owgprufg LmeoTcfothrng will toon be complete. Ulue Flanocl Suits in
great variety. ,
Hats 1 Hats ! I Hats S ! ! Closing out to wake room for Spring Mock.
- Git us a trial on Underwear. All wool gooda at Cost.
Boys' Shirt Collars and Cuffs. ,,, c r - a
"Te arrive by next steamer New JStraw Mattuigs and full line of Boys and
tv.4.jcI... H0WAED & JONES,
V'U Opposite Splaoopal :Onuron.
OF 188 3.
CultiTators, wiUi Sweep Attachmenta.
. No well regulated family can afford
Truckers Peas, .
, . Cotton Seed
Peruvlau hikI Ooue Guano,
; . Good I.uck Guano,
Lister' pUsflve4 Bone,
: WUann's piov Rrauil.
Pqr Truckers ami fottan
at Verv Low Prices.
PIP. ALLEN & CU.
line of SHIflTi ;
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for us: all the later imDrovmenta rein
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THE BURDENS 0 LIFE.
As the eye of the reader falls up
on the tittle of this paper, I hear
him murmur to himself: "I will
not take the trouble to read the ar
ticle. It is a very dull and dxeary
subject, and the burdens of life are
hard enough to bear without being
bored by any moralizing-about
tnem. Well, you canVet your
moneys worth out of the Ledger
even if you skip a column oc two,
and as the writer will never know
whether anybody ever reads his
paper or not, it makes no differ
ence to him. It is not like seeing a
congregation goto sleep while one is
preaching. - -
The burdens of life are usually clas-
si filed as real and imaginary. The
distiction does not amount to much
practically for, "as a man thinks
so is he." My neighbor, Mr. Groan
well, who owna Innumerable stocks,
and has his fnds packed away in a
multitude of pigeon-holes,,. imagines
that heap, growing very poor some
or. nis rentsnave fallen x)fl during
the year, the Grand Junction pays
only six per cenrwhen it is used
to pay eight -or tenj the everlast
ing talk about the tariff disturbs
the sale of his goods', and he tells
everybody that he is going to rain.
He is going to ruin, so far as the
comfort of life is concerned, to all
intents and purposes, he is a poor
man. Another neighbor of mine,
whose name I do not like to men
tion, imagines that he is nnicted
with all manner of diseases, and
his sleeuing-room looks like an
apothecary's shop,-he doses himself
from motuing till mgbt, and lrom
night till morning, and is constant
ly revising his will, in order that be
may be ready for Hhe great
change'' whenever it comes. His
friends say that there is really
nothing the matter with him, and
that if he would only give up his
pills, and drops, and lotions, he
would do well enough. But, the
fact is, he is a sick man, in mind, if
not in body.
The burdens of life vary accord
ing to one's position in society.
The load which a rich man has to
carry is very unlike that which
rests upon the shoulder of the poor
laborer. Each has his own cares
and anxieties; one, because he po-
sesses so much, and the other, be
cause he possesses so little; one,
because he has no room whereto
bestow his goods and the other
hag no goods to pnt in his room.
The poor often envy the rich and
would be glad to change places with
them, the rich sometime say that
they envy the poor, but rarely pro
pose to change places with them.
The rich man suffers when the wine
is sour and the game unpalatable;
the poor man suffers when the po
tatoes are scanty and the bread
Men in high and responsible
stations have their burden other
people's burdens to bear as well as
their ownt creed v office-seekers to
satisfy, ngly cop promises tp be
effected, difficult trusts to be dis
charged, blunders to be
rectified, all ot which
the laborer as he goes home with
his empty dinner pail at night, af
ter the toils of the day are over,
Every period of life has its own
burdens. The petty trials of child
hood are sometimes very Lard to
bear. I wonder that we are not
more considerate of the sorrows of
our children, when we remember
how much we once saffered under
sharp rebuke for something which
we could not help, or when we were
put to open shame because of same
tr4ingfanlt qr harmless indiscre
tion. "What can exceed the Dates
of '"home , sickness when the boy
finds himself alone among strangers
shut up at night in a strange room,
and let loose at day among a crowd
of nnsympafhigingmpaniQns wljo
wouia omy jaugu ai ius ware, u u
should dare to indulge in any such
weakness. The loss of a favorite
pet, or the failure to learn a difficult
lesson, or the being sent out of the
room because there is company or
marched off to bed in broad day
light when everybody else is wide
awake and stiring these are some
of the petty hardens of childhood
wniou only tne cnuji mmsejt uwy
' As we advance in years we get
used to our burdens, and the habit
of endurance, in a great measure,
serves to lighten the load. "Vben
a in an Is' obuiiea ' to' do saine (lisa-
grfefeable thing every day of his life
such as driving into town at three
o'clock in the morning with a milk
cart, he makes no ado about it;
while it he had to get up at the same
hour only once or twice in the
month he would regard it hardship.
We may even become unconscious
of our burdens alter we have carried
them tot a certain length o turej
'Hpm'ahr" itatrtj' Has a' sngxrtar
faculty n adapting itself tp cir
cumstances, I presume that the
operatives in a powder mill aro
about as cheerful as other people.
The hardships of the sea are not of
much account with sailors. Peo
ple that work all the year in the
dark bowels of the earth get used
to the dreariness, and cease to miss
the songqf the, bjrds and the firesu
f)tov'injf preeze. 'One would; think
fife 'would be 'unendurable' without
a home, anc ye!t the tram PS go
Whistling on their winding and pn-
; pertam Mia,
i A bnrdeu that involves the doing
! of some disagreeable tiling grows
I heavier and heavier the longer it is
I deferred. At last when we are
; driven to the wall,weare astonished
to find how easy jt -v;s tp H, (
: one tusposjj.s of lu's eorrttiponUeuoiB
as soon- as the mail conies' -in,' he
may hot mind1 it 'touch; but let' the
! letters lie over lor a w hile and they
become a burden. If a tooth must
eonie dut, the sooner it s out tne
better. If a friend uuist be tol'd
.some disagreeable thing, the sooner
! yp'n get it on7 your mind the easjtr
: it will be for yon, and perhaps far
him. lift the moiebill aloue lor a
time, and it may grow iuto a moun
tain. On the other hand, time is a
great healer of troubles. You fret
and worry, and torment yourselt
over something which seems to
threaten you with very serious con-
sequences; you twist it into all
sorts of 'bglyj shapes, and imagine
all sorts of possible annoyances,
you lose your appetite and your
sleep in poring over it, until after
a while somehow the cloud has
vanished and the sky is clear again.
Just when it vanished and what
made it scatter, you cannot tell.
Even our substantial and real
afflictions, for which there is no
help and no remedy, time always
softens; if it were not thus ordered,
life would be unendurable. Few
people go mourning all their days
even though they may have been
visited with the sorest bereavement.
There is a great difference in peo
ple, so far as the treatment of their
hardens is concerned. Some find
relief in pouring the tale of their
sorrdvsrs into everybody's ear, while
others close the door of their souls
and shut inlfcheirgriefs, and allow
no one to see their"sorrQws. In one
case, the fire burns itself rapidly
out in the other it smoulders slow
ly away and dies at last for want of
ventilation. The reticent man suffers
more than the loquacious mourner,
the coals will keep alive much lon
ger when they are covered with
asnes than tney do wnen tne air is
allowed to come to them. The
demonstrative mourner gets relief
much sooner than the silent suff
erer. The capacitv of people for en
during trials differs very much. A
burden which crushes- one man to
the earth, another man wilt carry
without any great ellort. Tne
wind that freezes one only serves to
brace another. The difference may
be constitutional, or the result of
uiscipliue, or both. All the bur
dens we carry either weaken or
strengthen us. "'To suffer and be
strong," indicates the highest style
ot man. It is not wen lor one to
go through life and carry no bur
dens. He can never develop his
best forces. No lofty summit can
be reached without hard climbing.
No victory can be won withot a
Gnstams and Franklin.
N. T. Ledger.
Not long since, while the lite and
character of Ben. Franklin furnished
the subject for conversation, the
incident of Gustavus of Sweden's
repeated invitations to visit the
great American Philosopher, and
his response thereto, was spoken
of; when one of our number re
marked that uustavus was honest,
at all events.
I did not take exception to the
remark at the time, simply because
I do not care to dispute under such
circumstances. But, truly, I da not
'think the king was honest he was
not sincere. I will tell the story,
and then explain:
While Dr. Franklin was at the
French Court, Gustavus III. of
Sweden was making a visit to
Paris; and mutual friends frequent
ly besought the latter that he would
allow them to introduce him to the
philosopher; but he declined per
emptorially. At length, a French
nobleman, who was on terms of in
timacy with the Swedish king,
asked him why it was that he in
variably declined an honor which
any crowned head in Europe might
be proud to enjoy.
The king replied: "No man can
regard Doctor Franklin's scientific
accomplishments more profoundly
than I do; but the king who affects
to like an enthusiast for popular
liberty is a hypocrite. As a phil
osopher, I love and admire Benja
min Franklin; but, as a politician,
I hate him; and nothing shall ever
induce me to appear op terms of
intimacy and persoiial ' friendship
with a man whom my habits and
ny position in life oblige me to fear
Now, there we have Gustavo's
declaration of fear apd hatred; but
was t the influence of the liberty
loving American that he fearedt
No. Every word he utters gives
proof that it was his own sense of
eternal justice the voice of Liber
ty within his own bosom it was
his own conscience that held him
back from meeting the man with
sympathized, but with which the i
WIIIINK II I I ll-.l I IIUS INN Illll UN . Mill) i
policy of the kb& was at variance.
i.oVa n Pir i
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TMio hn minor nf Mnsrriw is dps- !
cribed as Van ocan of flame." Tbe :
ififlnft'of a hrirniner lako teie related i
m ii W lifi-vla haon om n a 1 hi rro n nanr ' .
Is4i4tai' itai MbL'U viuui u iiumvui
to that conflagration, and none the i iorit believe we have a Von
less impressive for being a wonder j dOd0 in the collection."
of nature. Imagine a bon fire four j ira pretfy SUre you haven't, for
or five square miles iu extent! It ; these are the first of his that have
is said that from one of the chiefcometo America. F1 send them
naphtha wells in Bussia the liquid j jn tomorrow.'!
shoots up as from a fonutain, and ; AaU ; hc and got better : prices
has formed a lake four miles long, jfor tuem 'than he' h.as yet begun to
and oneano, a1 quarter wide. The command lor his canvass.' under his
drifJth'W. Kowfiver. onlv two feet.'
This enormous surface of inflam
mable liquid recently beeame ig
nited, and presently an imposing
spectacle, the thick, black clouds
of smoke being lighted up by the
lurid glare of the central column of
flame, which rose to n great height.
The smoke aud heat were such as
to render a nearer approach than
ne thousand yards distance imprac1-;
tfcabie. ' Suitable m'ea'us for extin-1
rvn i i 1 i r"rr Vi fi rn woro nnt or V a n I
arid ih wVfeared that the contla?
gratiou would spread underground
pi such a manner as cause an explo
sion, This supposition led many
of the inhabitants of the immediate
vicinity to remove to a safer dis
tance. The quantity of naphtha
on fire was estimated as fov.r anu. a
half mil'jou entic iet. 'The trees
j and. butlUUigs within : three: miles,
j distance 'were covered with thick
soot, and this unpleasant deposit
appeared on persons
evert on the food in
lianstis. .Not only was
tscti. purning, our rue eartn, wmcu
waa saturated with it, was also on
fire, and ten large, establishments, : Work chases it way, no matter how
founded at givat epeuse for the j ti,i(.kiv the clouds may have gath
development ot the trade in the j erea. xature is one vast work shop
article, were uusuoj en.
A little girl in a Hartford Sun
day school, unused to diplomatic
ways, sidled up to her teacher aud
naively as could be said: ''Mother
wanted me to find out in a rounda
bout way whether you arc Mrs. or
Largest Honse of Worship in America
The cathedral in this city (Pue
bla, Mexico) is the largest house of
worship on the continent, says
corespondent. The principal front
ha! three spacious entrances, dis
playing different styles of archi
tecture and with many statues
The two towers on thissid are over
200 feet in height and built at a cost
of $200,000. Midway betweed those
two towers is a gigantic clock,
with gilt metal face, ornamented
with three statues, representing the
three theological virtues. There
I counted fifty bell3, three of which
were the largest 1 ever sawj one in
particular, measuring thirtjy-five
ieec ana two oi tnem weigning 10,
000 pounds each. The main build
ing was begun in 1573, and was
not umsned tor ninety odd years
costing $1,700,000. The dimensions
of the building are 450 feet in
length by 225 in width, arid the
cupola in the center is about the
same height as the two: towersdeBr before had the maestro
There is also entrance to the preb
ehdary on the east side and two
more entrances on the north side,
and just here is the chapel where
the clergy are hurried. In one of
the numerous chapels the pardon
mass is and has been said, every
half hour during the year, from
time whereof memory of man runl
neth not to the contrary. The
painting and statues are two num
erous to particularize and are in
keeping with the grandeur and
magnificence of the structure which
they adorn, the most noticeable
being a fresco painting in the
cupola, representing the Assump
tion of Our Lady. In the columns
which sustain the main altar are
tound statues representing evan
gelists, apostles and the principal
saints, covered with costly and
precious stones and jewels. The
ballustrade surrounding the front
of the altar has .sixty statues of
castly metal, each of which holds a
chandelier. The church has many
precious stones which are only
shown on extraordinary occasions
and celebrations, and which were
presented by emperors and faithful
sons of the church for centuries
Outwits her Lawyer.
The Kansas city Mo. Times says:
While the papers are recounting
the reminiscences of .Tom Bowen,
the senator-elect from Col., some of
pioneers of Corydon, this State
remember him as having practiced
law here when the town was yet in
its infancy. An amnsing anecdote
which is well vouched for, is relat
ed of the future Senator. One of
the wealthy and prominent citizens
ot this place had a misunderstand
ing with his wife, which finally re
sulted in a divorce and heavy
alimony for the injured fair one,
culminating in the almost complete
bankruptcy of her husband. The
peculiar feature of this case seems
to have been that the woman had
quietly used her husband's credit
to know her own advantage with
out his knowledge, and made a
large number of debts which he
was compelled to pay, while she
had so successcully secreted all
monies and property that nothing
could be found, and he was com
pelled to pay all her debts. The
result was obtained through the
adroitness and finesse of Tom
Bowen. Mr. Bowen thought he
had earned and well deserved a1
handsomed fee, but when he went
to his fair client for his reward
she replied, with an arch smile :
"Sir, my husband pays my debts.."
The shrewd woinan had outfitted
both her husband and the lawyer.
That Great Artist, Ton Dobb,
Talking of foreign things reminds
me- I hare ah artists, friend who,
though he is American to the back
bone, rejoices in a very European
name. Some years ago he had to
go to Paris. He had a number of
pictures, but no dealer would touch
them at any price because they
were painted here. They were too
cumbrous to be carried away, and
he was in despair as to what dispo
sition to make of them, when he
U 1 U1UU WW UJUta-W U4. UUljlil.
noticed that Leavitt was 'getting up
a mixed sale ' of ' foreign " pictures.
He dropped in and said:
"I have a lot ot pictures I would
like to put on sae with you. Tey
v tt t i . i n
ciass.v. - i '
V-on LoDD, our' said the auc
tioneer. "You tlon'fc s.iv sn. Whv.
Ureak it Gently.
It is often wise not to tell bad
news all at once. Patrick applied
the rule to good news, though for
a different reason;
A gentleman Vi aa recently, asked i
by one of his newly-iuiporfced farm I
hands to write a letter for bun
le substance of it was ndviee to
. his friend, Tim O'lirjcn, to come
! out to America
'Tell him, your honor," said
Patrick, "that we have meat twice
a week here."
"Yon know very well that you
get it every day," I inrnpted.
"Troth, an' I ioi but' he would
$hins i was fooling him. Sure, he'd
not believe me.".
TliG yjian or vrotuau w ho.
' (vw in cftinp pnnirpnial rpfrnl-iv wort
: :n nvftr h oil the brink of (Ins-
! .1.. ' ft,Vir nnmo. v'A .jp.'iap hfl
i;liit iki flip, listni'sfilf'-drtstrov-
; ... ,..r in i,llAne.w nlone is desnaiV.
teeming with millions ot busy
workmen. If we follow in their
footsteps, all will be well. The beau
ties, gifts, and glories of nature
may be scattered around us in
great profuson, yet she demands
toil to reach out and grasp them,
and utilize them to our fancies
THi: VIOLIN'S VOICE.
The Pa (he tic Mtory of a Musician and
a Dying Child.
The dark angel of death was
standing outside the musician's
door, for little Annita, Maestro
Narditti's child, was fading away:
no tears, no prayers could avail.
not even Uarissima s lovely voice
Carissima's voice was hushed now
the maestro had no heart to take
up his dearly loved violin and play
to sooth his sorrow, as he had done
many years ago, when his wife died
and left this little one behind.
Heaven had given him the divine
gitt ot genius and had bidden him
call aloud to the world. So Caris-
sima and he had played together
through sickness and sorrow and
success, and through all the chang
ing scenes of life they had been
They had jnst cmoe back from
the crowded hall; the people said
played so beautiful and that never
before had the violin's voice sound
ed so mournful and pathetic.
Well, you see, they did not know
the reason: but we do, for both were
thinking of the little dying girl, and
how conld their thoughts be any
thing but sorrowful or the outward
expression of those thoughts be any
thing but monrnlul!
lhe lather was wepmg by his
child's bed-side. But she said: Do
not weep sing to me sing me to
sleep, for 1 am so weary, dear fath
er, and the evening has been so
long without the."
Then he rose and played to her.
and she closed her eyes and listened
happily to Carissima's voice. It
sang a song without words the
music told the tale of a pure young
He. too pure for earth, and. there
fore, to be taken away to that fair
land where only the good aud pure
and true dwell. Yet it was hard to
leave the earth, harder still to leave
the dear ones behind and to know
that they would be so desolate,
and here the violen's voice sobbed
and trembled as if from sorrow,
and the melody became sadder and
softer, as if describing the very
parting Wjhich was soon to take
place, then the lingering notes died
away, and the maestro's hand was
"Is that all?' murmured the
child; "oh, play again."
Once more he raised his bow on
high and the air resounded with a
psalm of triumph the same melo
dy, but no longer soft or sad, for
the gates of the fair lands were
opened wide, and amid the jubilant
strain the child had passed away
with the angel of death.
City Of Mexico.
The stranger in the city of Mexico
soon learns that he is seven thou
sand four hundred and sixteen feet
above the . sea level, The rarefied
atmosphere compels him to avoid
doing many things which at home
he did with impunity. Young la
dies discover that waltzing is out
of question until they have become
acclimated. xoung gentlemen,
after one or two experiences, do not
run up stairs. If they are lodged in
the lourth story ol a hotel, they think
twice before leaving their rooms;
for there are no elevators or "call
boys," and going up and down
stairs after some forgotten article
is wearisom to the flesh and vexa
tious to the spirit.
Another effect of the rarefied at
mosphere is to make the mountains
surrounding the valley ip which the
e;ty is situated, appear as a near
background to the streets, though
they are twenty to forty miles away.
In the early morning, or at sunset
these mountains seem to rise ab
rupt at the ends of the streets, which
runs north ana south or east and
west, The phenomenon is due to
the rarefied atmosphere, which ad
mits the passge of more rays of
light than the more condensed air
thetourist has been in the habit
The climate is favorable to physi
cal vigor and to longevity. The
natives are picturesque and well
formed. Humboldt says, that he
never saw a humpback native Mex
ican. Jhdian, and seldom one who
squinted, or was lame in the arm
or leg. Their hair seldom becomes
gray or their skip wrinkled.
An Ingush traveler remarks
had pointed out to him
several men and women who were
over one hundred years of age.
One Mexican women was met by
the President of a New York life
insurance company, whose age,
as attested by a
was one hundred,
Tourists are attracted to the
policemen, who are stationed
throughout the city about one
hundred yards apart. They do not
appear to move far from their posts,
and at night a lamp is placed on
the ground in the centre of the
strfeet to indicate their whereabouts.
These lambs have a single e$ecti
aud driver? of vehicles ni'ust avoid
Upsetting them, uucler the penalty
r of a heavy hne..
Among other thimrs that strike a
s.trangcr favorably is the politeness
of the people. Thev move about
without crushing or crowding, and
ladies and children can return from
place of amusemeut, late at night,
A Soft Answer 'IVueth Away Wrtth,
Cui a 'Lake Shore train coming
into Detroit the other day was a
newly married couple, the bride
appearing to be about twenty-five
years old and the groom, b'ing a
dapper little chap a year or two
y o.u u g&r . A n 1 1 y v n o ca m e a boa m
at YYyandotte took aset iust aueat
i and after a few minutes she heard
the pmr oruiinsing nor bonet and
claaK and general style. Without
showing the least resentment in her
countenance she turned round in
her seat and said:
son close the
you have your
The 'Son closed his mouth in
stead, aud the "madam" didn't
giggle for sixteen miles.
The bridge by which the Harris
burg aud Western railroad will en
ter Harrisburg will be nearly two
miles in length aud will cost '?,-(iOQ'.OOlV
Gleaned from onr Exchanges.
Durham Tobacco Plant: The
series of meetings in progress at the
Methodist church for the past three
weeks, under the ministry of Rev.
T. A. Boone and Miss Painter.
closed Sunday night. Thirty-four
persons protested laith in Christ
and fifteen connected themselves
with the church. From here Miss
Painter went te OrangefFactory for
the purpose of holding a meeting.
All grades of tebacco sold re
markably high last week. Farmers
were all delighted.
Baleigh News and Observer: Mr.
Bart Moore leaves this city tomor
row or Monday for Europe and. will
remain abord some time.
Wherever the worms cut down the
grass into the capitol square the
first grass does not now grow, but
weeds do in abundance. The keep
er of the capitol says he "win have
to do considerable re-seeding to get
tne grass vigorous again. Yes
terday Mr. Lincke placed in Neuse
river 88,000 young shad. They
were hatched at the State fish
ponds here from eggs brought from
Avoca. just iuo,uuu eggs were
sent up by Mr. Worth, so only 12,-
000 failed to hatch. -Treasurer
worth brought back with him from
New York $350,000 in old State
bonds, for which he issued new
bonds while there. The idea of
going to New York and receiving
tnese oonds there proved to be a
Elizabeth City Economist: Davis
and Weymouth made a haul
of 8,600 shad, and a big sturgeon,
that we saw on Friday. Brinkley's
haul was about 6,000. ! Fish are
scarce but the price is extra good,
owing to the scarcity. The far-
mers of Pasquotank met in the
court house on the 28th ult., to
organize a club in the interest of
agriculture. The object of the
meeting was stated by Sheriff F. F.
Cahoon, On motion of F. F. Ca
hoon, Major Bell, was called to the
chair. On motion of T. L. Sander
son, F. F. Cahoon, was appointed
Sec. On motion of T. E: Palmer,
the Chair appointed a committee of
three, T. L. Sanderson, Robert Wil
liams and Mr. Burfoot, to prepare
by laws to be handed in the next
meeting. T. L. Sanderson, moved
that the labor question for debate
at their next regular meeting.
Having no further business they
adjourned to meet .Saturday next.
Farmer and Mechanic: Heroism
takes some curious shapes now a
days. It actually tnrned up the
other day in shape of a traveling
"Drummer;" and worse still his
name it was Hlggins : and it is
even alleged that he hailed from
the land of cheek and Michigah-
ders ! All these things are great
ly agaisnt him: yet was Higgins an
hero ! For when the railroad 'co
lision occurred hear Battle creek,
Mich; and the passengers were
spilled down a steep bank into a
swamp, where some were burned
and some were in a swoon, a dus
ty drummer named J. W. Wiggins
was dreadfuly hurt scalded until
his flesh dropped in bits as he mov
ed. He was the first to be dragged
out of the burning pile. The only
words he said were : "Boys, I'm
going to dieanyway; just leave me
here and save some of the others."
The workers then turned away to
release other passengers, and in a
few minutes Higgins was dead.
Journal-Observer: Mr.' Wm.
Littles, Sheriff Alexander's indus
trious tax collector, got into
trouble yesterday through his laud
able endeavor to seize a bag of flour
for taxes. He went to the store of
Jeff. Hagler to collects Jeff's taxes.
Jeff was not in, but his son was,
and Mr. Littles not to make a water-haul
altogether, picked up a
sack of flour and started out with
it. Young Jeff, however, swung on
to one end and the result was a
scuffle between the two, during
which Mr. L. used bottom rock talk.
Complaint was made before the
mayor apd Mr. Littles was summon
ed tojappear for trial this morning.
-That our farmers are going in
to the mortgage business pretty
heavily, is evidenced from the fact
that in April, the number of liens
and chattel mortgages recorded at
the Register's office, amounted to
three hundred and ninety -two.
Constable King yesterday brought
a colored man named Wm. Kearns
to town in irons and lodged him in
iail on a charge of having burned
: the grist mill, saw mill aud cotton
tgin of Mr. W. B. Parks, near Hope
well, about a month ago. Kearns
was arrested in Long Creek town-!
ship Monday night and was j ester-J
day tried before Justices Waripg ;
and Gluyas, who thought the evi-1
dence against him vas sufficiently
strong to adruit of his being bound t
over to, court. They placed him
under a bond of 500, and failing to
give this he was jailed.
Greensboro Patriot: Thirty-nine !
female patients of the Raleigh I
insane asylum passed through last'
night en route to the Morganton
asylum. They were not half so (
noisv as a half dozen, ciris in another
car, who were
i;oing to the
iiait f the State
.spend the summer.
The water in the Albright pond
w as drawn oil' yesterday showing
a most extraordinary yield of fish.
Two years ago two Germau carp
were placed, in the iond, and the .
progeny of these two tish numbered 1
yesterday 10a, averaging about '23
ounces in weight. The stock fish,
vovy small when put in the pond,
wnished 7 pounds two ouuees. Mr.
John E. McNight brought some of
the fish to town, and presented us
with oue of the yearlings. The;
time will come when fish ponds
will be as common as tobacco
patches. The German carp is the
most prolific tish and it grows to
immense proportions with the least
possible care. When our people
learn to eat more fish aud less bacon
they will know better how to appre
ciate a good newspaper. Whuu
the undertaking is too much, formic,
farmer two oi; hipa can combine
and buiit a pond on the joint stock
principle. There is but little trouble ,
to secure stock tish. In two years
time from the planting of the pond
the yield is sufficient for a dozen
Wilmington Star: The storm of
Tuesday night was quite severe
here, and the rain poured almost in
torrents. The velocity of the wlud
here, as reported by the Signal
Office, was 24 miles iter hour. At
Smithville the maximum velocity
was 35 miles; at Fort Macon 36
miles; at Ilatteras 40 miles, and at
Charleston 41 miles. The rain-fall
in Wilmington for the eighteen
hours ending at 7 A. M. yesterday
aggregated l.V'J inches. At Char
leston for the same period the fall
is said to have aggregated 6.16
inches, which was immense. We
have had two days of the free de
livery service, aud we nndeistand
that it has worked smoothly and
satisfactory to officials and people
We have every - reason to believe
that the service will prove a source
of much convenience and benefit
to Wilmington. If we do not fullv
realize this fact right at the start
we shall no doubt ' beMtbnndantly
convinced of it before very king.
Wilmington's growing- population
and importance entitle her to such
benefits and attentions from the
government, nd we trust all are
satisfied with the position we are
taking among the big cities. There
should next be a move made in the
matter of securing suitable publio
ouuaings nere. Wilmington U
certainly sadly deficient in this
particular, so far as U. 8. Cover
ment buildings are concerned,
and as compared with other
cities of the same population.
Shootlug at Bobersonrille.
On Thursday mornlnir. Anril fiflih.
five shots were fired by Mr. Badger, the
photographer, and M. A. Roberaon of
the village. The latter was seriously
wounded, bat not fatally; the former
was scarcely hit. Mr. Boberson makes
the following statement to your corre-
"Not long since, Mr. B. took some
pictures for me. Not thinkinr them
good, I threw them in the cook-store of
tne restaurent. Home of them dropped
below the grate, and failed to burn.
On the evening previous to the shooting,
I found pne of them on his show-board
with these words: 'Two hnndrad of
this kind for one cent.' I took it off
and destroyed it. Soon after he aakwd
me if I did it. I told him I did: and he
began to curse me very insultingly.
He was drinking and I said but little to
him. Next day we met; I demanded of
him to make some amends for what he
had said and done, on which he at
tempted to draw his pistol but I caught
his hand. He stepped off a few steps
and began to abuse me, holding the pis
tol in his band. I told him to put his
pistol in his pocket. Several words
passed, and I called him a grand vaga
bond, and he shot me instantly through
the cheet, the ball beincr extracted tin
der the right arm. Having my hand
upon my pistol I drew it from - my
pocket and shot at him instantly, lie
ran oft two or three steps, whirled and
shot, missing me. I snapped at him
at the same time. He ran into the
bar-room, threw his face and hands
from behind the door and shot, strikin
me just above the right knee, and the
ball was extracted from the calf of the
leg. At the same time I shot at
Jones County Items.
Home again, after an absence of sev
eral days, which were most delightful
ly spent by me.
Most of the cotton made last rear In
this county has been shipped. There is
not much now behind.
Preaching at Trenton on Sunday, the
29th inst., by Rev. Mr. Johnson, Metho
dist. A good congregation is expected-
The river is too full to catch shad,
therefore many are disconsolate many
people we mean the shad are not, we
Catharine Lake, Onslow county, is a
lovely sheet of water, as clear as crys
tal, is a beautiful country. There are
several stores tfere, and each seems to
be doing a good business. .
Your correspondent was out af Jack
sonville at Onslow court. It was a live
ly court, and everything passed off
quietly. The farmers seem to be mak
ing good headway on their crops.
The farmers of Jones complain of be
ing behind in their crops, on aooount of
the big rain on Monday last. The,
ground is too wet to plant cotton, and
nearly all of them are ready for plant
ing. We found our old friend, Mf. Hen
derson Kinsey at Jacksonville as lively
and industrious as ever. We met him
at early morn at peep of day going to
his work. He says "a man cannot do a
day's work and commence at 8 o'clock."
If the old maxim, "labor conquers aD
things" applies, then he is entitled to
Some of the young ladies from Jones
who have been visiting friends abroad
in other counties, have
some are on their way.
one they slowly return
Thus one by
to the parent
No more to wander,
No more to roam.
After a long absence
From "home, sweet home."
Mr. William Murrill, of Jacksonville,
lost a house by fire on Friday night of
court week. It was occupied by a col
ored man and his family at the time.
He it seems had awaked at some time
duric the night, built a Are and after
wards gone fishing. He was the firjt to
discover the fire. He hastened to his
home and found the house enveloped
in names. His family escaped with dif
ficulty. The house was covered by in
surance. Trent river is higher than it has been
since the large freuhet of '77. Although
it has been so full, we hear of no over
flow of any consequence of the low
land? up the river. The cause is due
to the dredging of the river beljw
Trenton. Thanks to Uncle Sam for the
money appropriated and spent for that
purpose. Hope he will do us so again
and again until the steamers can be able
to leave their wharves at New Berne
and explore the windings of the beauti
ful Trent to their source at Tuckahoe.
Mr. Divid Morse has been elected del
egate to the (irand Lodge of I. ). O. F.
Mr. A. C. Davis. Collector of Cus
toms, has bren confined to his room for
Miss Sarali Davis" new house will be
completed by 1st June. It will nearly
double lier capacity for summer guests.
Already thev are beginning to come.
Mr. F- U. (iixldanl, wife and daughter,
of St. Ixmis. Mo., are at the Davis
The revival, which has been in pro
gress at the Methodist ("burcli for a
mouth, conducted by Rev. N. M. Jur
ney. closed Hunday night. Vuite a
number profrssed faith in Christ, awi
30 joined the Methodist Church,.
Court convened oli the lHth April.
Judge McKoy'fi charge to the Grand
Jury wa iu advance f any I ever
bttiild, Quite a number of lawyers are
present Mr. Isler. of (ioldsboro; Mensrs
F. M. Simmons, Stevenson, Manly, llry
an, Holland, and Judge Thomas from
New Berne; Mr. C. R. Thomas, jr. , of
Beaufort, and Mr. Pelletier of Carteret
county. This would indicate puich
oils in ew.
GEO. 2L tlNDSAY,
now Rnx, ctw cr, . c.
- Bfiriwt i Hon. A. H, Nwrimon, H.m. T.
rVKnUar, IUlelth.Jr.CU A. Mora. Kwo?.
WUl'imetkM in (be koMM
wui ibwi wm pruiH Bifcemwm. wl mil
, LE0KIDA3 J. MOORE, .
ATTORNEY. AT LA7,
' New Iterae. N. C
WiU practie In las tvwjntu mMM, I.
in UU.M.rM rtrtOrmrt. .'
rrompi titration pAld te tt oll'vtton nf
; ' P; It PELLETIEIL -
Will prmotkw In Uis Ootut mf Oartarat, Jones.
Onslow mo , . .. , . .
Mcia.i atienttam (Ivon totl eolWtinn
Ulma, an lilac Uto of lumm jr-
B.w,srM6i : -
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kixom, sil:c:;3 l i.::.:;ly
ATTOUNfiTS AT LAW.
"Wilt AtwffcnB W thi ft i. rw.. -
Onalow.Uu-tArat, HrolWwnl liM.ir.'..,.!
the federal Court at hmw bvraa. mi.
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TEENTON, J05E3 CO- N. 0.
Will Mctloe la the Onanu ot DtU
CMnolr.lDaplia, tempwn n Jii.
rmtu fetiium, urn.
owmm fe. -ociiik.
' HOLLAND, &GUI0N,
Attorneys tit ' Xiaw,
:' (Omesonsdoorwrst ofOwtuR !lm.)
Will tirtlM ' In- tfi rv-fiu jw..
J". 6nlow, CWrterrl, 1-aniMno u1 lmnir.
mnipi neimon paid to eollartlona.
.. '',' aortS-cUwljr. ,
Will be to Ifew Bern Ann the '
1st to the 15th of each Month.
la BeMfort fron lata to tbe ama. --: -
Offlee ta Vw SMM,n X. W. K W.
BmaUwood'a, earner SoaUi fron land Cnrrm
Streets. c-iV '.' . . .,.
Teatfe extmoWd without pain br tt m r
ultras oxide." ..,-,r ., . auri-dwt .
VR: J, J). CLAKK,
' "" , DENTIBTi
'.- - KIWSESI, . C.
Office on Craven street," betwraa rollork
and Broad.. ' ; . -v v. j , . arl7-dwljr
"New Berne Advertisements.
A.,11. POTTER. & CO.,
wholeaLx and retail
O N EJE CT! ONERS,
FRENCH ;& ''AMERICAN
AAd dnmlera In Fnralim Knd Dnmaatl Frtilla
hwm. Also tiaara, TiMwooe, Toy, eto.
Pollock sfrW, ftea to Geo. AUm t Co.,
w-ir itmiw UB.mm jr. c. ' 'mbm .
v. i'rt; '
When ron eome to Kaw Berae lor Famf.
tanbO'rstoeailaV. r; - -
JOHN; SITTER'S; ;
ON. MUJpL STREET, j
Beoond door above K. J& Jonw'. . . .-
He kKpa on hand I'arlor Hnll. flminh. r
Hlm, Waluot Medateada, Buimii, WanlmlMn,
MKttrrwM, (Hilr, LoungM, Htflmm, Ontr
bins, to. roroKieaa ,i. .... r ... i.
ROCK BOTTOM PBICES. '
IW BKRXB. R. CM
Keeps aonatently on Imui4 tbe nXfcHT ',
Metallic BarlaU Ooakats ul Cows, ttos
wood Wdasl Ck S.d Closss, '
In all bum. handsomely raoooUd." ,' T ' '
Poplar IKSIh mt all Staaa. . , , ,
Order by Ulncraph dajror nirt omnintl
shipped t,y first train after order Is twalvod.
HAH THE , , .. '.
OF - . . ,
In the City of New Kerne. He has always 1.1
Parlor Salts. Bedroom Setr,
Mattresse, Chtlra of
In fact everything usually kept In a Kirs"
clnaa Kurnltura Hiura, aad wlil be
Sold Very Low.
Corner of Broad and Middle Street,
XRW BERNE, N. C.
WHOLERAE GROCER I
April J. d w -
Guano and Kainit. '
l,.rW Kikji "ie T1nB(l fJnnno,
1.0UO tuu kit FihIi, Bone and I'otaoli,
l.ooti fHckx Kaiuit, at 113. 50 a Un.
00 nacks l'scillc liunno.
,'.0 iul Itoystrr's High (irnde Acl
7(K) sacks N'-fo.)k KertilimT at 118 a ton.
E. n. MEADOWS & CO.,
Comer lolhck and Middle sts
Warehouse Cotton Exchange Plao :
NEW BEttNE, N,C.
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