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NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY,-N. C, JULY 19, 1883.
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NEW BERNE : ADVERTISEMENTS-
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t::z taylch riiiriuFAoTuhiriB coupany,
embracinsfa line 'of. Endnes ,of five different
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and Saw. MiUa ota Querent sizes, I am pre
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as low figures as (ibeiOm3red for strictly
First; Class or you buy I
would especially 'ask jir to 1 compare the
weights of said Machinery ith that of other
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Co." Grit Corn Mills, -.
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rite for terms and. prices, anil remember
no well regulated 1 Emily ';canlaflbrd 1 1
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If viu need a Straw Matting call on 4is.be fore yon 'buy. We arc constantly
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In Great Variety and
Agency for the sale of;
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Box Board Machine,". '
Acme Pulveriiiog Harrow," unsur
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Fur Trucker and Cotton
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FIELD, FORT AND FLEET-
The First Chanter of the Siege of
Yicksburg Grant's Flans and Fail
ares to Flank the Place.
Detroit Free Press.
There were, beginning from the
hour when McCIeilan was attacked
on the Cbickahoininy, half a dozen
periods daring the war when Rich
mond was open to capture by the
Federals, and yet it was held until
events necessitated its evacuation.
There never was an hour, from the
time Vicksbnrg was first invested
until Pemberton's surrender, when
there was the least chance for its
capture, and yet the Federal Gov
ernment made no account of life or
treasure in seeking to bring it
about. All military men saw, after
the war, how Bichmond could have
been taken and wondered that it
was not, but no one has asserted
that Vicksbnrg should have fallen
an hour before it did. The iron
clad fleet could run the batteries,
but with the bluffs lined with guns
for miles, and field batteries posted
all along the banks, a boat could
effect no more at one point than
another. The country back offered
every advantage to an army of de
fense, being broken and timbered
and easily forfeited, and when
Sherman let go of the undertaking
it was in the beuel that nothing
but a long siege could ever give a
Federal general possession of the
place. Other points alongtbe river
tell into Federal hands at the first
attack, but Vicksbnrg was a Gib
raltar which the Confederates were
determined to hold at- any cost.
A. DETERMINED PEOPLE.
A few families out of the many
sought safety in the interior, or
left the State altogether when it
was realized that Vicksbnrg was to
be attacked ' and defended with
desperate energy, bat the majority
remained. Indeed, they were not
prepared to go. ' A siege offered
scarcely more anxiety than a hur
ried removal to a locality among
stran gers who had enough to ' en
dure without further- burdens. As
the city faces the river; the only
danger to be feared was from, the
ileet. To escape this almost every
household had its cave ia the bluffs.
These Vere tunnels, : having their
openings on : the far side of, the -bluffs,
and generally ending In a
chamber after running, in ten, .or
twelve leet. '- Having . from' ' fifty: to
five hundred feet of 6olid hill be
tween them and the river, the peo-!
pie sheltered in these caves "were,
perfectly safe from missies, but the:
danger was" in - getting to ' them'.;
The Federal: fleet 'did not' send
word in advance when a bombard- j
ment was to begin, and the, fire Was.
as likely to open at mtanignt as
any hoar in the day, At the first
gun everybody wonid stare up.
At. the second or third the non
combatants would prepare to rush
to shelter, and the rash mast be
made with solid snot and Dursung
shell sonnding their fearful warn-1
incrs to make haste. Women and
children were at times half buried
or knocked down as they ran, bat
the deaths ; were few and far be
tween. Probebly the entire list ,
would not count up a dozen names. ,
V THE CANAL..
The cut-off which' Gen, Williams
first began across the Peninsula op
posite Vicksbnrg and about1 five
miles Troin the city was intended to
isolate the post and render its de
fense worthless. The length of the
cat was only a mile and had things
worked as intended Vicksbnrg must .
have surrendered or been evacnated
within a week. Williams could not
get the waters of the Mississippi to
ran into his ditch. He had the ad
vice of the best civil engineers, but
however well they understood sur
veying a line of defense they did
not understand the nature of the
big river. The angle at which they I
struck the river was incorrect. It
was correct from an engineer's
standpoint, bat the erratic nature
of the current bad not been consid
ered. 'Therefore the diggers had
the strange speatacle before them
of a great- river rushing past the
open mouth of a ditch five feet
lower than the dmt-wood hurrying
by and yet without enough water
flowing into the cut to float a skiff.
It was a matter of annoyance and
chagrin, and the job was finally
Abandoned in disgust.
GRANT TRIES HIS HAND.
The two fleets had bombarded
Vicksbnrg without serious effect,
and Sherman had lost 2,000 men
by attacking from the land side.
Grant now concentrated at Young's
Point to try his hand on the canal.
He had determined to capture
Vicksburg, and this was the easiest
way. Thousands of soldiers went
to work with pick, wheelbarrow
and spade, and a powerful dredge
boat was also brought into opera
tion at the lower end of the ditch.
A bulkhead was constructed across
the mouth of the cut, and it was
hopefully believed that when the
spring floods came the canal would
prove a grand success.
The work was begun iu January
and vigorously pushed until near
the middle of March. At that time
the bed of the canal was down at
least eight feet in the shallowest
I spot, while in others it was three
or four feet lower. The hard work
i had sent hundreds of men to the
j hospital and the grave, but a iewj
I more days would see the iron-dads i
: and transports floating across the'
.peninsula and flankiug Vicksburg. i
Then came disaster. The flood in I
the Mississippi suddenly increased,
the bulkhead was ilnveu in with i
terrible crash, and seven leet of
water went booming through the
ditch with such speed that a num-1
Ikt tit' the diggers were over-1
whelmed aud all the tools lost, it!
was hoped that the current would1
scour out a deeper channel, but it j
simply caused a removal of all the
camps in the neighborhood, filled 1
up the swamps and then ceased;
miming. Grant, had failed just as i
Williams had failed. The Missis-;
sippi would run past the canal in-
stead of into it.
Years atler, when gnu boat and;
soil, the great river was seized with
a sudden w him, and alone aud mi
auled it cut its way across that!
neck of land iu the most vigorous
THE SWAN LAKE ROUTE.
Grant turned from the canal to
find another route. He went seventy-five
miles above Vicksburg to
Lake Providence, intending to work
down into Swan Lake, Black River,
Bed Kiver and so on down into the
Mississippi. This would flank
Vicksburg just the same, and he
went at his task with a determina
tion to win. If Capt. Eads were
asked to-day how much time and
money he would demand to open
that route and send ten steamboats
down he would place the sum at
hundreds of thousands and the
time at months. At the very out
set 5,000 men were set at work to
deepen a sluggish creek six or seven
miles long. It was the story of the
cnt-off at Island jSo. 10 over again
Trees, stumps, snags and roots were
the constant and troublesome ob
structions, and the men working in
the mud and water and malaria
were soon made sick. There . was
scarcely a mile of the long route
free from obstructions, and Grant
was beaten again. He succeeded
in passing a few craft as far as Lake
Providence, and then he gave up
the task. It was a route which
could not float a barge unless the
Mississippi remained at a high
stage to furnish water.
, THE YAZOO PASS.
Grant was disgusted but not dis
heartened. He at once prepared
for a third attempt. Striking north
of Vicksburg about 140 miles he
began operations at Moon Lake
From the river, he cut a canal to
enable his boats to enter the lake.
The lake discharged into Yazoo
Pass, the pass into the Coldwater,
the latter, into the Tallahatchie,
and this stream emptied into the
Yazoo. Grant could flank every
thing by this route, and the North
now looked upon Vicksbnrg as
good as captured. The Mississippi
poured into Moon Lake and created
a heavy current along the entire
route, and the, adjacent country was
overflowed, so' that the Confederates
had little show to prevent the com
plete success of this grand scheme.
.. A SUDDEN HALT,
t Bat if;ithey. could not prevent
Grant from opening the route and
using it, they were not to remain
passive spectators, xue day tnat
the Federals began operations at
Moon, Lake, the Confederates be
gan work on the Tallahatchie, eight
or ten miles above the Yallobusha.
Here, at a sharp bend in the river,
Fort Pembertorj was erected. While
the fort was hurriedly constructed,
and was nothing to boast of as a
work of strength,' its location "and
the nature' of the ground on all
sides made ' itv impregnable and
brought disaster to Grant's scheme.
. The iron clads were leading the
way down the Tallahatchie, and
nothing more "serious than fnsilades
by " concealed sharpshooters had
been "encountered when Fort Pem
berton suddenly made its presence
known. The Chillicothe, a heavily
armed and thick-plated iron-clad,
moved boldly down and opened
fire- supposin git to be some field
Vork thrown up in a hurry to pro
tect -two or three light guns. In
the course of half an hour the iron
clad backed out of range ot the
heavy guns of the fort, and later
on a second gun boat also found the
fire of the fort too much for her.
A force of infantry was theu
landed, a battery constructed as
near the fort as possible, and when
all was ready the gun-boats and
battery opened fire and continued
it for hoars, sometimes silencing
the Confederate guns - for a time,
and again having plenty to do to
hold their own. The gun-boats
were considerably damaged by the
accurate fire, and as the infantry
had no show to carry the fort by a
land attack the expedition was
abandoned, aud Grant had to score
THE STEELE'S BAYOU ROUTE.
There was just one more chance.
Above the month of the Yazoo was
a creek running from the Missis
sippi River to Steele's Bayou. This
bayou was connected with others,
and finally with the Sunflower
River. If a way could be opened
Haines' Bluff could be flanked. The
soldiers were agaiu set at work to
dig aud saw aud clear away, and
Porter led tlie way with his gun
boats and Sherman followed with a
force of infantry. Between the
bayous the streams were only wide
enough to pass a steamer, and for
miles the trees had to be cut away
or frimmed up to get overhanging
limbs out of the way. The flood
had now subsided and the woods
were full of Confederate sharp
shooters, while every negro who
could be found was set to felling
trees across the streams aud other
wise obstructing them. Some days
the boats did not advance forty
rods, and one obstruction was no
sooner removed than another was
encountered. Sherman's infantry
could do no more than protect the
force engaged iu clearing the was-,
and finally it could not even do
that As the expedition approached
the Sunflower River the Confeder
ates began obstructing the line of
retreat with the intention of cap
turing the entire force. Success
might have attended the design
had not Sherman been reinforced
and the expedition ordered to re
turn. It had consumed weeks of
time, lost many men, accomplished
an immense amount of labor, and
without return. Haines' Bluff was
till crowned with guns and lcks-
was still sate and defiant.
Grant had tried every way but one.
That was to move up against lem
berton's fortifications and bang
there and tight him until Vicks
burg was starved into surrender.
He had sought in every way to
avoid the loss of life sure to attend
this plan and to save the time that
a siege would consume, but he had
been baffled. He now prepared to
adopt the fighting plan, and Vicks
burg made icady for what w as to
come. M. IJCAD.
A great many of the negroes in
Georgia are dying of consumption.
The Ualtou Xtim says they have
been so assiduous iu their attend
ance upou night meetings that the
cold aud exposure are getting in
Gleaned from ear Exchanges.
Durham Tobacco Plant; The high
prices of tobacco for the past few
weeks have been almost unprece
dented. Dave Burtoriy of Caswell,
sold four loads of the weed in Dur
ham last week for $2,600. He has
in his barns now not less than 10,000
pounds, and bis crop will realize
him $8,000. In addition to bis to
bacco crop he made all the neces
saries for the farm. This kind of
farm in g pays. He w as awarded the
prize bell at Lea & Lockhart's last
Wilmington Revieic: Thus far
this year the City Clerk has issued
32G badges for dogs, about a dozen
of which, however, were duplicates.
There are now not quite 1,000 that
roam the streets in unbridled, un-
badged and unlicensed freedom.-
Talk abont rapid growth, here ts a
specimen. A inullen plant in a
garden in this city, which four
weeks ago last Monday was bat a
few inches above the ground, has
now attained a height of - 8 feet.
This growth is at the rate of 21
inches a week or 3 inches each day.
It is almost wonderfnl.
Tarboro Southerner: , M.r.. J: H.
Gordon, who for many: years has
peddled tobacco in the, Eastern
counties, was through . here last
week. His recollection of the early
politics ot the country, is vivid and
notwithstanding his age, he ut still
vigorous. . VV hen Clay went to Ral
eigh his party friends sent carriages
down to Granville for Mr. Gordon
and twenty-seven of bis sons who
were old enough to vote, and were
all Whigs, to welcome the great
Kentnckian. The old man and the
boys went with great pleasure and
Mr. G. happily describes their in
terview with Clay.
Charlotte Journal-Observer: A
party of the well-posted yesterday
set to work and counted it up fthat
between now and next ' December
there will be fourteen weddings iu
the city. This number is said to
be already in sight, to say nothing
of the matches that may be made
in the meantime. Five new brick
stores going up around the corner
ot Fourth and College streets gives
that locality an air of business. It
looks like a new town down that
way. There were three funerals
in the city yesterday afternoon, at
3, 4 and 5 o'clock, one of an aged
lady, one of a colored man, and one
of a little child.
Washington Gazette: Through
the kind influence of Col. Mont
gomery, the two little children, of
Mrs. Padgett, a widow lady, have
fonnd a home in the Oxford Orphan
Asylum.- -Warren Griffin, a col
ored man ot Martin county, says
that Solomon was a negro, for no
white man ever had as many wives;
-A few days ago a 7 year old
child of Mr;-Enoch Lilly strayed
away from home and was found
accidentally by Mr. Henry Wool-
ard, who was passing through the
woods. When found the child was
wandering in the direction of and
near the pocosin.
Wilmmeton Star: Dunne a
severe thunder storm that passed
over Alma, Robeson county, on the
Carolina Central Railroad, on Mon
day last, lightning struck the resi
dence of Mr. J. B. Wilkinson, of
the firm of Wilkinson & Fore, do
ing considerable -damage to the
building, the electric fluid having
entered it in several places. The
family had just left the dining room
and"were scattered in different por
tions of the house. Mrs. Wilkin
son, Mrs. L. H. Fore and Mrs. Chas.
H. Fore, the latter of this city,
were badly stunned by. the shock,
one of the ladies falling to the floor
insensible, in which condition she
remained for some time, much to
the alarm of her frinds, who thought
she had been fatally injured. At
last accounts all had recovered.
Elizabeth. City Economist: Thirty
odd buildings are in course of con
struction in town. This looks like
prosperity. Farmers fear that
the frequent rains have damaged
the- crops very much.. The; rice
prospects are more favorable than
last year. -We are glad to see the
increasing interest in the Normal
School. More teachers, in attend
ance last week, and we hear of
several who are to come In this
week. An able corps of teachers
have charge of the school, and it is
the duty of every teacher in this
and adjoining counties to attend;
nay we think tnat tne scnooi law
requires them to attend. . We think
the Principal, Capt. Bell, a live man
and fully up with the times. Again
wf anv. artpnil rhp Normal.
Roanoke jsews: on Saturday
afternoon lightning struck in the
well of Mr. J. A. Han-ell, came up
through the ground aud entered
his kitchen, tearing the timbers but
did no serious damage. Mr. H. B.
Harrell who was standing on the
steps was a little shocked but has
gotten over it. The water which
was clear and pure is now very
muddy and hardly fit for drinking.
On Friday lightning struck a
cabin on the farm of R. H. Purring
ton, Esq., near Scotland Neck and
set it on fire. The house and con
tents were burned to the ground.
Fortunately uo one was in it at the
time. One day hist week lightning
struck a stable across the river from
Nbrfleet's ferry, set it on fire aud
burned it to the ground. Two horses
w ene destroyed. We did not learn
to whom it belonged.
A cave on the Colorado river, j
over one mile in length, and in some
places thirty feet in width, is at-j
trading considerable attention at
Lampasas, Texas. This cave is i
about sixteen miles from the. town, i
and has two small streams running j
through it, which are about two feet
Birmingham Sunday Chroniclv:
We are informed that Florida next i
autumn will celebrate the introdue-!
tion Presbyterianism iu that State.
West Florida, near Lake De Fuuiak,
was colonized many years ago by
a band of noble Scotch Presby
terians, and to-day their descend
ants class as t he best people iu that
State. They retain all the primi
tive forms of their worship, sing
their old psalms aud pay 100 cents
on the dollar all the time.
A deed of property lately made
over to the United States, near Fort
Davis, Texas, reads: "To the
United States or its successors.' '
An Englishman bequeathed his
two daughters their weight in 1
bank notes. One of the girls re
ceived 54,200, and the other
The wife of J. W; Wise of Spur
Hngton, Ky., is a grand-mother at 31
years of age. She was married at
the age of 11, and her daughter was
married at the same age.
The reason given by a Camden,
Oneida county, man, for not marry
ing again-is' that his lot in the
cemetery" is now full.- he having re
cently buried his sixth wife there.
Letters deposited in the Ottum wa
(Iowa) Post-office iu 18CC. have just
come to light. They were discov
ered in tearing down the building.
They had beenlost through a de
feet in the slide. ,
In a replevin suit at Stevensville,
Montana, relating to a pair of reins
bought at auction for 50 cents, the
unsuccessful litigant paid in ests
more than $500. Over 100 wit
nesses were examined.
Two cattle dealers of Bay St.
Lonis, pained Odum, .aqdf Borden,
quarrelled unde a pine sapling
daring a storm. Borden -held up
the knife to. strike his opponent,
but at that instant a stroke of
lightning killed them both.
A man named' Van Voust warned
several young men not to bathe in
the Mohawk at Schenectady on
Sunday, but they disregarded him.
Van Voust then carried off an arm
ful of their, clothing. A tall young
man of the party found a. headless
barrel, into which he stepped, and
thus made his way home while the
dogs of the town furnished a howl
; John House, of Reading, Pa.,
was in the Soutk when the war
broke out, and he wrote to his wife
that he had been forced to join the
rebel army. Nothing more' Was
heard from him, and he was mourn
ed as dead. Recently he returned
home. He says that when the
rebel army marched to Gettysburg,
he one night made nis escape, but
was recaptured and put on board a
war vessel, where he remained for
some time and then made his es
cape. He travelled westward, was
taken prisoner by Indians and was
held captive for fifteen years. - He
learned a number of Indian dialects.
and became a member of a tribe.
He made- his - escape at last, went
to France, and returned to America
" The daughter of the late Harvey
Jewell some, weeks ago" dreamed
that she savy an undertaker drive,
up to her residence witH': a fiearsej
He . was a' 'pecnliar-lOokih'g' rrtan.
His 1 queerly "shaped nose, Which
looked as i" it had been broken and
was twisted to one side,' "gave his
countenance a" very odd expression.
He came directly toward her, and
as he said "Are you ready?" she
suddenly awoke. Within a week
the dream was repeated, even to
the words "Are you ready!" While
visiting Cincinnati some days after
ward she wen$., to a hotel to call
upon a friend, and, stepping into
an' elevator,' was startled to hear
the man in charge say,' "Are you
ready!" She was greatly agitated
when, turning; to lopk at him, she
beheld the exact counterpart of the
man In her dream. She requested
to' be let out of the elevator at the
first landing. " She stepped out and
the man remained. The elevator
machinery gave out; suddenly the
car went up. and then down, and
the man was killed." '
There is one man in the ity who
is willing to be managed by his
wife. He knows that she is efficient,,
and that he is deficient; he there
fore relies on her to support the
family and to find him employment.
They live happily together, as the
following uarrative ot ber expe
rience, given in the IJoston ulooe,
1 am a milliner, and I have made
between 1,500 and $2,500 a year
in my business for some time past.
I married four years ago. My
husband is kind and good-looking,
but he never learned any trade, had
no profession, and could not aver
age $500 a year.
1 loved bim, liowever, out i saw-
that it would not do to depend
upon him, so I kept on with my
After a time I think he became a
little lazy, and as we were both
away during the day, we could not
keep house, and were tired of
Finally, 1 proposed that he should
keep house aud I would run the
business and find the money. We
have now lived very happily in this
way for two years.
My husband gets up and builds
the fire, gets breakfast, and I leave
at G:45 for my place of business.
He does the washing aud ironing,
the cleaning, and I do not know of
any womau who can do such work
any better. He is as neat as wax,
and cau cook equal to any one in
I may be an isolated case, but I
thind the time has now come when
women who have husbands to sup
port should make them do the
housework; otherwise they are
luxuries we must do without.
A tin nip is growing in iSt. Au
gustine, Fla., that measures two
and a. half feet in circumference.
The fruit and vegetable growers
iu the vicinity ol lla.Ichuist. Miss,
have organized for protect ion.
The cattle that were shipped from
Georgia recently arc dying on the
Texas prairies. The weather is too
hot hu' t hem.
The people alonu' the Mississippi
river, near Memphis, are crying out
for prompter and more frequent
postal facilities. Between New
Osleans and Memphis the river
parishes and counties contain
750,000 inhabitants, (wo thirds of
whom live within five miles of the
Mississippi, and are dependent on
it for their mails.
Death of Distinguished North Caro
Daring the past few days North
Carolina has lost two distinguished
sons; one Governor Rencher, who
nad attained great age and was
called to his final account after a
life remarkable lor its varied and
extensive public service; the other
Prof. Grandy, who was cut down
before be nad reached his thirty
first birthday. But young as he
w,as he had won a title to fame. He
was. "pre-emipently first" in bis
class at Horner's School and grad
uated with "first distinction" at
the Military Institute at Lexingtou,
Va. While only twenty-two years
of age he became a teacher at his
alma mater and then taught at
Yorkville, S. C. But in 187C he
was elected a professor at our own
State University an institution
ever eager to avail itself of the best
North , Carolina talent. Here he
justified every conception of his
proficiency. He was competent
to fill any chairand finally be
came professor of natural philoso
phy and civil en gineeripg, which
position he held until he resigned
last year because of ill health. He
was cut down, alas ! in the bloom
of manhood, and denied that Idng
career of distinction - which fell ' to
the lot of Governor Bencher, ; Such
are the,, vicissitudes of an. earthly
existence.' To one is' vouchsafed a
long life; illustrious by virtae, me
morable for usefnlnes and success
ful in the enjoyment . of merited
honors., Another bright and shin
ing star courses through the firma
ment and is lost to view almost as
soon as its beauty and btightness
are discovered. News- Observer.
Colonel Joglin, editor of the Ar
kansas Trigger, was , arrested and
arraigned before court on a charge
of assault with intent to wipe from
the face of the . earth. - Some time
ago a young man, . who, for. several
months, had been a journalist, se
cured a situation .on the Trigger,
Shortly - afterwards . the people in
the neighborhood were startled by
distressing noises, and harrying to
the Trigger office, they found Colo
nel Joglin standing over a young
man, belaboring, as Mark Twain
delights to say, the immortal bouI
out of him with a board. ' In court
the Colonel made no denial of the
assault, but declared be had a cause
to act with a decision' which some
people in their ignorance, might
,term violence. : . , . . ;
Tbe young man was a. reporter,
was he?'? asked the Judge.
iiYes, he was.a journalist."
n "Did you s whale hin - because he
failed to maket, personal mention of
the fact that , you had. returned
from visit to Uncle Billy So-and-Soy
who lives out in the White Oak
district ! , '-;i '-'. :
"Nay8ir.'!. ,.....' . , . ..
"Well, did--yon fall -him because
he saSd Miss- Suoh-and Such, the
beautiful and accomplished daught
er of General Blow-and-Puff the
freckled face girl who giggles was
on a visit to the amiable and hand
some daughter of the editor-in-chief
"What did he do!"
"Why, sir, he wrote this " and
he read-the following irom his pa
pen -"We were very much pleased
to meet, the other evening, Mr.
John Gugnckle, the rising young
attorney of Snackville, the silvery
tongued orator of Mulehead
county." Now, sir, this silvery
tongue and rising young lawyer
business has been carried on long
enough. Every fellow in the State
' who stays in a lawyer's office is a
rising young attorney and a silvery
tongued orator. Here's another
notice: 'We were delighted, yes
terday, to form the acquaintance of
Mr. Thomas Meatwing, of Snack
ville, who is a rising young attor
ney and the silvery tongued orator
of Mulehead county.' Here are a
few more, Judge: 'Captain James
Hughle, the rising young attorney
and silvery tongued orator, of
Mulehead county, is here. Col.
Westey Hoggers, the silvery
tongued, who has scores of friends
in the city, of Mulehead county, is
with us.' 1 couldn't stand that
any longer. So many silvery
tongues from one county sickened
merand I downed the rising young
"Of course you acted in self de
fence," the Judge replied. I re
gret very much (hat you did not
kill the silvery tipped young jour
nalist, but in the belief that you
discharged jour duty to the best of
your ability, I discharge you."
The Judge Himself Was Posted.
As illustrating some of the re
markable laws of Indiana on the
subject of divorce, the Hon. Thad
deus P. Rollins related the other
day the story of a divorce which he
procured in Oass county some years
since, before Judge Chase. The
nllegations in the complaiut were
drunkenuess and general worthless
uess of the defendant. When the
case came on, a witness was called
to prove the character and habits
of'the defendant. Mr. Rollins asked
him the question:
"Do yon know Mr. , the de
fendant iu this case. Mr. Bairdf
The answer was in the affirma
tive. At this point Judge Chase
looked up, and said:
"Mr. Baird, tell me if that man
is the same Mr. who was in
Company K, of the Indiana
Regiment during the war?''
"The same man, judge," was the
'You may go no further, Mr.
Rollins," said the judge, "the di
vorce is granted," and judgment
was entered accordingly for the
plaintiff. After the court adjourned
t lie judge was joked about the hasty
entry of the judgment, referring to
l he fact that uo evidence had been
introduced into the case.
"Why, gentlemen," said
honor, "I know that fellow.
was in niv eouinanv durinir the
and I will never let a woman
willi him if she asks me for
voice. 1 know him better
than ;inv witness
who ran be brought
Proceedings of 'the Roard 'of topimhW
glonerg of Jones Conljr."-it.3
The Board met in regular amnion', ui
Trenton on Monday, the. 2nd day ot
July, 18B3. tre8ent: K. M. Foftcue,
Chairmen, Joweph U. Bank "William
B. Bee ton, Isaac Brock ind QuiUryia
Accounts were audited nnd allowed
as follows: .. , j
Thos. Harrison, poor house supplies
eis.oo. ' ' d
John VVilaoi) and Ana Willis, repair
ing poor house, S13.1U.
E. M. Foecue, superintend irtg" poor
bouse ana furnishing cook. 7.bu..i ...
Win. Loftin, attending draw to Pol-
tOKBVMJe, onuge, o. U.
Edgar Rouse, registering .voters in
1882, 75 cents. . ' -
H. F.' Brown, ' assessing real estalrf,
84.50. . . : t V- ,X!tVkt 1 jll
Edgar Rouse, taking tax list, $13., . .."
Curtis Hay, taking tax list, 812. ' "
J. P. Brogden, poor house euppliea,
826.10. , , , , . -;
Henry York, pauper cofHu, 83.
The following allowances were made
for transient pan perg, viz.;
Betsy Jones, $2.
The wife of Jos. Bryan, (cot. nod
four children, S3. . .j
Mary Alligood, 81. ,.- .,.,
SamMetts, 83. ' 4
' Church Moore, $2. ' ; ..'j
Mary An Jones, $3.50. , , ' -"
Fred Hudler, 8l.R0. "' r"m
Joseph Phillip. 8U w ;
. Leabfihreen. U - 4,..C .,
Ordered. That Wm. Baker be released
from payment of poll tax tor 1889 aaa
1884 on account of disability . t . .
uraereo. xnat eacli or task tax aa-t
season De auowea vi.su per day 'lot the.
tune secupuy employe? in inaktbg.aja
efwmAnts. . " . ' .
Ordered. That the County 8urriJ-l
vuwju t w m fu.r wwum j no re
Amn Dm1.IL.. Ti. . : . . V . H
quested to make one visit to f-emh of the
public schools within the next three
months. . '
IPL.l if -C a
Smith and James B. Stanly be, and they
are nsreDy appointed a ouilaiBg oonv
mittee for the purpose ot building. a
county jail in the town of Trenton, with
full power and authority- try popohawe
all necessary material, to em ploy work
men, to superintend work,, and to do
and perform' all 'things 'Which may tto
necessary and requisite for the ereotioS
and completion of aaid building. . - ;
Ordered. That Josenh BV'BankV hi
authorized to repair. Mill Creek bridge
and bring in bill ior the same. . ' t
Ayetition- having -been- Presented7 ti
the Board asking that a fmblfo road be
iaia oat ana established as follows, viz.:
commencing at the" mile 'post near Dr.
WhitakerV bouse ad pawing1 through
the lands of Dr. Whitaker, J. F, West
brook, J. B. Westbrook and" V." U,
Eubanke to the ;maia - road near said
Eu banks' house, and it antxwtlnir tn th
satisfaction of the Board that all the
persons over wboe lands the said road
is to pass has had emfficient notice, ''
It is ordained that the Sheriff, sum
mon a jury of freeholders and lit out
-' 1 , . . ... . -
saia roaa ana report to tbia Hoard.
un motion, the Board adjourned tin-
in me nrst aionaay in August. ,
A Croaker's Complaint,
Editor JouBHAL:Permit me to aaV
through the columns of ' your noble
paper that the steamer. 3m.Citn ia rone
again touring for the high-llfed excur-
aittoia 'vikinh- Ct 'all Vi..t.f w,... '
but we think that prior to going on such
trips that the agents all along tbo lino
should be informed of It. ' so thai; thai
people who may wish to ship ant truck.
such as potatoes, onions or cabhac n .
wum kuuw wiiou w uigor g&cner cnai
same. iher are not oarr. snaoect to
damage of . . -their produce by digging
and having to wait, but are liable to a
lose in the price; besides, if a farmer or
mechanic should of necessity ... be com
pelled to have a certain tool, for
. i . . . .11 ...... i
insiAuun a praw vi mil corn or
a jointing plane . to finish, soma Job
ana was to order me same snt bf
ste tmer Elm dtp, ear Wearteitdaf mod
the steamer put on on .an. excur
sion or did not come according
to schedule time, it is no hard matter
for us to imagine. the feelings 'of -that.
man, end that js not all, ha,wpul(Lbe
materially damaged. AVKo can aaV be
would not V Let me give vou an! in-i
stance or now it works: uapt. Walker,
of schooner S. 'Warren Hall, ordered
rope 2d insti and expected' -it o HMd
nesday, 4th inst., and shaU Itelthe
public that Capt. Walker had to weigh
anchor and "stand away" for Philodek
nhia without iL on arnunt of an n-ur..
sion that the Agents along the line know!
nothing or, officially y Now -wlio
knows that Capt. Walkev will not be
stranded upon the almost barren beach
of the Atlantic, caused by the want of
that rope V If this were - all
it might do, but it is not. Capt. Tho
Payne and wife, who are in bur little
town visiting relatives, expected an an
chor for his schooner M. Uarrie.bj the
steamer Elm City on the 11th InsL.' but
had, to leave here on the mornratf of
12th inst. without it. Cause: steamer
on an excursion. Who can tell the re
sult that may accrue for want of that
anchor in going through the dangerotie
waters of Pamlico Sounds'
Now, I ask the company if they think'
that the people will much. laager b
duped I think not. There ..are two
good little sail vessels belonging to par
ties up this river that have been carry
ing our freights before the steamer came
here, and can do it again, for' We owe
them something lor their past accom
modations and they deserve our patron
age and will get it unless thee is a
change. If we are. to have a steamer
let ber run as per schedule, and in this
connection let her carry and bring
freights as per agreement' 'as
cheap as Bail boats will carry it." Don't
charge the farmer 15 cents per barrel
for potatoes which they -raise 'and the
merchants who buy. the seed. . to'
sell to them for speculation 10 cents.'
Let the freights be uniform On ap
average the farmer must certainly ehip
15 barrels North to one that comes , to
the merchant here; if any has the soft
side give it where it justly belongs (to
the farmer). Wishing Capt. . Walker
and Capt. Payne and 'his wife "pleasant
trips and safe arrivals, the steamer Kim
City to. the contrary notwithstanding.
I am very truly yours.
Vandemere, N.C, July 13. 1883.
Jones County Items.
Very refreshing showers for the few
days which are beneficial to the crops.
Mrs. C. ('. Green und Mr. K. R. Page
have been in Kinston a few days on a
visit to their relatives and friends at
The schtxl committees of thin county
are strictly forbidden by (he County
Superintendent to employ teachers un
til they have been examined and grant
ed certificates to teach.
Mr. McDauieTrt child, Rudolph, who
died in Trenton a few days ago was
three years anfl six months old and not
8ix months, as was Rtated a few day
ago in a noticeof his death.
Thos. Wilcox, Es)., chairman of the
Board of Magistrates of Jones county re
quests all the new'y nppoinlod Magis
trates tome t at Trenton the first Mon
day and qualify. Thai day is a ho the
time of the joint session of the county
commissioners ami muKist rates to levy
tne taxes liir (Ins year. 11 is desired
that every magistrate in the county he I
present, as the levying of t;ixe is one
of their most important duties. j
l'i RK ( 'on Li vkk On, made from se
lee ted livers, on the sen-shore, by ('as
wki.i . Hazakii & 'i.. New York" It is I
absolutely pure and sweet. Patients I
who have once u.keu it prefer it to all l
others. Physicians have decided it su
perior to any of the other oils in mar- I
ket. th-3. I
J- ProfeisioniU' Card.
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GEO. IL LUTE CAY,
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"W MXtx; Apwh CMtr. . c.
C Falter, Kle)h. N. C; A. Horuo, a,i my.
tod N.C-J..?.t,, . ,( . ,- ,
Will practice In th coo title of (iiww..u.
imhi Jones ana 'km. uing r,,
veyiwlnf a upertjilty. Jliin- n,i....t,..i
mi wlU reeetva f-opl uuiuuw. ovi ji rf
M, Mo-rtmon,' Hon. Ti
, . j 'New pern; .If; C...
nolr, Jon, Oimlow, l'wnUooajid (. ijivwl
In the l).8.Dt!rtrt Court.
... prompt alteqllpD M14 to the t'..ri
clalma. . v 1 Pl 'kinmj'
t-t I'li t 1. ' ., ,
Will practice In Uia Court of Cartornl. j.i..
0tow apt (. . .
Hoopla I attention (1vn to tlir rollout i. n ,h
nnav . . 1 .
Will Drattlna In ihmVinr,ri.v.t, i .
Onalow.Uarterat, famltoo and Lcooi' i
the Fatlaral (Juurt at ttav ltcrna. 1. I
H.TEJSNTOary -JONES CO., K. V.
pariu ,ttmm Ja'taa Oont)tt ol Ouou-m
innir, impun, Hiimpaoa and mi.
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jMYtotiVm, of tlia law In J. !.. m.iuii . c I r. i
wriy atHMiu ihoorMr li ti.
SttntUi!) pall ia oill,".
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In bMuftirtfroia 15th th Mk.
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tdaa, et4,u rtlMkt k iff"
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