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H. S. Srl, ! Proprietors
INDEPEXDEXT ItNT ALT, TH1NCS.
Terms 92.00 ZEear T?"a,:r-.
Em vol: yi.
XKW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, A WV XX
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NEW BERNE ADVERTISEMENTS.
1 1 1 fa
-Fnr thft rsnminp- sonson
t following specialties in
. tivators, etc. :
ine umuLc ummu now,
f- The' Queen Plow-steel, the Champion and Granger Plows,
-which I elaim to b the best turning plows
until joa bve Been them.
8? The Climax
ne let Cotton Plow. I Tiefy contradiction.
S The "Acme" Harrow.
y Parties Hsing tbem pronounce them the best clod crusher and pulverizer in use
Try one in patting in your small grain.
The Two-Horse Buckeye Biding
I; Tr.'Dawson, Ridge Spring, Pitt
- - ' -J . . . . . . -. .
Samuel Qninnerly, Johnston's Mills,
rator does perfect work."
Be sure and try one. Remember if
it will be taken back.
? A full line of fln-mmoTi PMw3.
1 1 nr.ofet.,' c- toam P.n o-!npa S.iw an H Orist i
o -6v.. .w.
MU1, Shingle Machines. Cotton
Pnflcya, Belting's, etc.
U&AVEITSTItEET. NEXT DOOR
Pell Ballance & Co.,
SOUTH FRONT STREET, NEWBERN, N. G.
- We are not members of the Board of
Trade, nor have we ever been, and we are
carrvinsr the Larsrest and Best Selected
Stock 01 Fancy and
'' , 1 1
vfhsnlavpd in the eitv.
. J J 1
1 : lowing:
25 bblg. Best in the World Fiour,
50 " South Lake Flour,
100 " Tip Top Flour,
100 Purity Fiour,
60 '' Saratoga Family.
50 " Saratoga Extra Flour,
25 James River Super. Flour,
65 bbls. Pork,
5000 lbs. Fat Bcks,
5000 lbs. Long Clears,
5000 lbs. Smoked Shoulders.
1250 gallons Molasses, Syrups. uto.
50 Duekctd Lard.
10 Tierces Lard,
25 Tin Cans Lard,
4000 lbs. choicest Cream Cheese.
1000 lbs. choicest Creamery Butter.
500 gallons Vinegar,
500 gallons Cider.
250 bags Salt,
15 bbls. Table Salt,
100 boxes Soap,
40 bags Coffee,
20 gross Essence Coffee,
100 boxes Cakes and ( rack' rs.
150 boxes French aad Ar.i--ri-:a:i 1':'
-. C5 boxes Soda, quarter, half ai. ; :
50 cases Pickles in glass.
100 cases Baking Pewders.
450 boxes Flag and Twi: !
100.000 Medium and Fine Cu'ar-. ma;.
1200 lbs. Lorillard and G . '..Y A. Si.':
125 Boxes BaisiDs.
125 boxes French an 1 Aiueriean Ca
10,000 Florida and Jamai.-a ' )r:,i.
1000 Messina Lemons.
2000 Porto Rico Coe-a N at-.
5000 lbs. Pecans. Fill. r:.-. A
200 boxes Scotch Herra.j-.
Canned Peaches. Sardine-. L
And eveiytliini:" in the
tioncry line, wiiK-n prop
VERY lowest living prolit.
Wf enrrv :i Full Fine of
Fancy Groceries, on
We solicit only the
Come and see us.
I'aill OlleriU" tlie!
Plows, Harrows, Cul
in the market, and guarantee every
and "Walking Cultivators,
county, says : "Would not take
. - ' , ,;T1
N. C, says; "The Biding Culti-,
it doa3 not give perfect satisfaction
Casting's. Clevises, etc., on;,, on
Gins, Presses, Shaftings,
yy 11 I l I ,
TO COTTON EXCHAXG E, '
fetaple Urocenes ever
. . . r. r
consisting ot the toi-
o sell at the
ruo.M mutm ( aroi.ina.
Wo haw l
! lie .-IllipHlleil
ten by Mr. 1
al'oiit a week
is known, ha,-long-
111 allowed to 'o
part of a letter, wiit-i-iil
Wliitford to his
1). Whit lord.
The former, it
eiiaped for a
u 01 k tor the
1111 irt harbor.
in tin- (
1 ' et 11 iiii ii r
11 ot I'.r
i he has been
I 1 -1 1 1 . I a .te
1 States Kn
1 1 11' I n
1111 " irinia, we
and sent to
. Soiit h Carolina, ami put in
of the Government work
oin' on there. It is proper for us
to say. here, the letter nor any part
of it was designed for publication,
and what we have extracted was
interwoven with family matters,
aud by our request, as before
stated, we are allowed to give to
the public believing it would be
interesting to many of our readers.
Mr. Wliitford says:
South Island, w here I live, is a
strip ot land about live miles long
and one wide, situated immediately
at the entrance of Georgetown
harbor on the sea coast and distant
twelve miles from th; town of
Georgetown. The Island is bound-
ed on one side by Winyah Bay, on ;
inorluir -- flirt Atlantirt ninn rn (
.,ntii.r in- thA month of tbp SniitPP .
Uir-r. or,) tha not cirl hr I
Mosquito Creek This creek is a 1
tide water stream, very crooked 1
and connects the waters of the 1
tnou.h of the Santce with those of
Winyah Bay. The work I have
charge of is known by the Govern
ment as "Santee liiver Improve
ment, which consists, at present,
in cutting a tide
water canal via ,
from Santeo to.
We have a rotary dredge at
work with a chain of twenty-two
buckets. The machine will dig aud n
remove eight hundred cubic yards ;
of mud per day. 1 am required to ,
keen the water level in the canal
correct and cross section every ten
feet, both ahead and behind the
dredge to ascertain how ranch she
digs. Ues,ides, I have all the sur
veys, estimates, etc ero. to attend
to. I have been kept busy
dav since I have been here.
is the heart of the great rice region
; . Ciitli Po r-rJ inn rV hrmfianrla
thousands of bushels are
raised yearly. This, also, is the
country for rice birds, snipe and
wild ducks. In the rice season
many negroes are kept at nothing
else but seating away
the birds by
out of old
... . f,, du, rpic.
"!s0 r Twetly
planter near here, paid over one
thousand dollars for gun powder
jandhireof men to scare the birds
tiom his crop.
These fellows down here consider
it nothing to kill thirty
mallard in I
a half dav. Thev shoot them in
the drainage canals in the rice i
fields. Deer, turkey and squirrels
are also plentiful; nothing smaller;
than ducks js rarely hunted or
killed here. j
The only white people on Mouth1
Island are those engaged upon the
Government work. They consist
of Col. Miller, a native, the con
tractoj', his son. the engineer of the !
dredge aud myself. There is not a '
white woman here. A few nugroes
live here all the year round. Many .
of the planters up the rivers have ;
summer residences here which they
occupy in summer for health. They
are now uninhabited.
The portion of this Island which
borders on the sea i covered with
a dense growth of palmetto, live1
and water oak and cedar, with long
gray moss hanging from every '
limb. The scene thus presented, if ;
hoary, is purely Southern in every
sense of the word. That portion
bordering on Mosquito Creek are
simply marshes, cane brakes and
rice tields. In these marshes and
cane brakes are the permanent
homes of the alligator, the mos
quito, water mocasin. loggerhead
turtle, etc. etc. The negroes heie
the alligators ami a young one
is considered a great delicacy and
a daimy dish.
Few li.-h are caught, though it is
said they abound here. There is
though no systematic method con
ducted for catching them. We get
no oysters nor clams, though I be
lieve there are a few carried to
(ieorgetown which are brought
from farther north. During the
period of heavy and prolonged
fteshets 111 the rivers the water is
perfectly fresh for three miles at
Taking all things into considera
tion, this is a dreary place, but I
make the best of it and am getting
along very well. I miss my old
chief. Xleti. Ransom: no kinder
heart than his beats 111 a man's
bosom. If impulsive, he is always
generous: he strikes no man down,
and if he should happen to stiike
one up. no one would cry quicker
r. M 111
him best l;k
i- e to lea e t he
t 1 loan tort: their at-w.ii-
to me and mine
e ii- look back to t hem
ga a t i I ude and alloc
a -ail day for lis when
Mud bv lo them: Vet.
nil .111-1 I
id to sa
.V l-ed. i- liill-t saclltice
w i.-hes I. r sel t i ;i t eta st .
1 1 1 1 1 1 ' I 1 1 1 1 1 i t V ntlefs.
. 1 have now fallen into
f h.uiil- ("apt. .Men in'.-.
a d.i v. h me 1 it v eek.
i - a i 1 1 ain 1
lb- is a ii,
g ; ... i
I . Ml
i: I -
- f i
I . i -ee i HI ill New
1 !-! III. i.-. ,l I li.l e ol
: i v i ul a I ise Pee lli
a ,- !: I a id,l i o i; . p .
1 :i Ii'-ee lull ill New Uri ne awak. :: i i ;. ti.- i....:
,'..-.;-,- I ill !-! ma.-'. .l I li.l e iditailieil motln-r m i a a :.: . !.
'-' - '-v.- -f al.s,;in- Horn the " '' '. ;
u i'lk. AtleetninatOiN'. ennie b.-llig eomi-iHl.-l
llKli) W II I 1'Ki a K V. ..-; ,-i-ful e.'.uuty'- ' -. ''
liradford Miller. Prohibition
didate. has been elected Maor of
Codfish have reappeared oil New
buryport. Mass.. since the Men i
mack has been restocked with shad
The Yuma Indians, on the Col
orado, bury watermelons 111 the dry
desert sand, and preserve them ali
winter, fresh and crisp.
A breastpin containing an Talis
on glow light, fed by a small waist
coat pocket battery, is sold for -Va
at Xurenberg, Germany.
Reuben K. Springer, of Cincin
nati, has bequeathed to the Cin
cinnati Art Museum his valuable
art collection: also the pictures
willed him by his niece. Mrs. Mills.
The London Ttb'iiraph expects to
witness in a few months the birth
of anew nation in the Southern
seas to be brought about by the
federation of t lie Australian col
onies. A wounded soldier who lives in
ISurlington, Iow a the lti: ttr of
that city tells the story declines
to draw any more pension money
because he ha.s recovered from his
Three thousand employees of the
anouai uiuc ois v mi,.,ni. .u
McKeesport, Pa., will accept the
reduction of from 12 to ter cent
to go into ell'e
The colossal statue of John C.
uai noun a couespoudor.t in iame
writes to the P.altimore N will
be fifteen feet high, and, when set
up in the city of Charleston, will be.
with its pedestal, forty-five feet
high. At the base of the granite
resta will be seated life-size figures
of Truth, Justice, and History.
The widow Hi IT, whose intended
marriage to Bishop Warren of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, has
been briefly announced by tele-
- ranb. owns the handsomest houst
jn Denver aud the largest ranch in
Colorado. The wealth left her bv
her cattle-king husband six years
ago is estimated at from 1, 000,000
to -G,000.000. Bishop Simpson, of
Philadelphia, will perforin t lie cere
mony on the 27th inst.
The London Th.icti says that the
continued depression in trade is a
vival of 1S79 was but temporary,
and merchants now complain that
their profits have either disappeared
altocether or are extremely small.
while great industries ai- admit
tedly in distress, and nowhere is
there real prosperity. Fut it is
merely the speculative trade which
is depressed. The hand to mouth
trade is fully maintained. The chief
cause of the lengthened depression,
the writer thinks, is to be found in
the series of bad harvests.
London, Dec. -". flu
correspondent of the Times says he
ii:niuese troops lootv no pari m 1 in
cidence of Sontay, aud that tho
i French losses in the recent battle
i there were much greater than was
preparations for the defence of
I the 1(0(1 I'iver delta by the Chinese
The Vienna correspondent id' the
Mandanl says that he hears from a
reliable source that France has de
termined to permit no interference
with her programme in Tonquin
and to enter into no negotiations
whatever lor peace with China
until the French troops occupy
P. aims', Dec. -'. The Tonpx pro
tests against the rumors of Fng
land's mediation between France
and China, and adds: "France
will always pay great attention to
Fngland's counsels, but must see
her claims in Tonquin recognized.
It is not for Kngland to offer medi
ation if China does not ask tor it."
A llorriliie Jliirdrr.
The most unprovoked and dial
murder that we have ever heard
committed in tin.- county, on Li-t
day night. The victims were tw
women and a liule L'ltl. Mr-.
Ciuntcr. nearlv Do vt.ir
daughter. Miss June, ali jul '.". and
grauddaughtwr. about ? year- o'd. Tin
two women lived alone ah-ait t.'urnuU
south of this place, and on last Sunday
morning. Mr. Baxter liuiib-v, ;i smi "f
the old lady and who lived a dis
tance fruni her. w ent to her 1,-aise and
found lus mother dead in on.- t.-.l. and
in another his sister, an. 1 !in- t.y h. 1
side was his little daugh'.tr who had
gone there to spend the n;h; hard',
breathing. He at once e.iil. d in-onn
neighbors and what a horrtli'.- Mglil
met their eves! The wnmrn's lu-ad-were
badly crushed and ga.-he.l. tlieii
brains oo.mg .-ut and their bio-.,
smeared on the bi d-cloih.-s. and b. -i i
cold in death. Tie- little fc-irl"- l.ea.
was fractured and bloody . but ffh- wi,r
still breathing. though uneoii-eior.-'
All of them were lying on ih.-i
sides in a natural sleeping po-i
tioii. aad apj.arei.ily were mur
dered while a.-leep. N.-ar ti-e gat.
was found a bloody axe. Nhi''li ur.
doubtedly was the liistrunielit "1 th- :
deaths. There wi
ll .tiling w as in i l
soon a crow d i if
I'p. -n the ai ti .
i.f unp.lest wa- el
tite .-e-id eeli.
u crL1 e xan 1 1 la, i
r- I '
A m. en
r.-r. l'r. i.
i " !
I ; -. : i ! , . x -.
ali I he e 1
laiii.-d . . i I
Ilgatl. 'II V
(.Iciiiicd from our Exchanges.
hington Gazette: The ecu-
the town recently taken, '
the population iy wards as ,
First ward: whites, u'.il;
eoloi ed. "J Hi.
whites. I. '."
!, or in
rule of ca
Sat in -da v
According to the usual
leulation the voting pop
lould be about ''''.
Mount 1'epnrtir: On hist
while feeding a cotton
gin, on Col. ". D. Harrison's farm,
in this countv. Mr. John West had
the misfortune to get hi
left hand i
so badly mangled in the saws that
amputation was necessary. His
light hand was also cut. but not
! very seriously. Mr. West has a
wife and six children dependent
upon him, and. no doubt, would le
i very thankful for any favors during
1 his prostration.
Fayetteville Svn: One day last
I week the body of a colored man
: was found in Cape Fear river, a few
miles from Fli.abethtown. The
man was idiotic and had been missed
! for several days before he was found
in the river. One of our Bladen
county subscribers sends us the
following: "One day last week a
Marge raccoon went into a neighbor's
yard about 12 o'clock in the day.
and stopped at the well to taKe a
drink of water, when the lady of the
house spied him, and proceeded to
the spot with a pole and killed him."
Fayeitevillo Observer: We are
glad to see that the Atlantic Koad
from Morehead City to Goldsboro
has been leased to Maj. Jno. Gat
ling and his syndicate, and that
they are to build the road to Fay
etteville iu four years. This is an
other good stroke for us. We have
but little doubt that this road will
be extended to Fayetteville, and,
if so. it will .just as surely be ex
tended to Charlotte. We believe
the leasing syndicate is considered
a verv strong one, and we doubt
not their good intentions. Four j
railroads to Fayetteville in less than i
live years, is not bad. j
Franklin Times: It is with much !
regret that we have to chronicle the I
sad accident wiitcii iietel our young
friend, Wilson Boon, of Cedar ICock,
one day last week. While assist
ing. -in pulling down an old house.
he tell from the scaffold, about 7
feet high, falling with his whole j
weight (jn some timber. By the j
fall his arm was broken, aud he
was so terribly injured internally
that recovery seemed to be impos
sible. I le was attended by several j
physicians, but his injuries were j
too great for the power of medical !
skill, lie. siiu'ercd intensely until ,
laif Wednesday morning, when he
.i-die'd. lie was the son ofoures-;
teemed countyman, S. M. Boon.
F.sq., was about 22 years of age, and
was a very promising young man.
Statesville Lav.'hnark: Last Sat
urday evening Miss Lizzie Iveer,
one ol the teachers in the female
college, got on the window sill in
her room to lower the upper sash of
her window, and then stepped back
on a chair, w hich turned and threw
her violently on a trunk. In the
tail she bioke her left wrist. It
is told, out in Shiloh township, that
one night recently, a citizen of that
township dreamed that at a certain
spot on the land of one of his neigh
bors there was buried a lot of money
and a st 01 sineujaL.c;""s toolo.
Communicating his dream, nest
day, to one of his friends, the two
proceeded to the spot which had
been indicated in the vision, aud
sure enough! there was a sign of
the earth having been broken. They
set to digging with a will, and, a
few feet under ground, found, not
the coveted money, nor the tools,
but the dead body of a colored in
State.-viile Ameriean: Turkeys
are selling in Matcsville at I.i0
ami 00. as per quality and con
dition, per pair. It must be re
membered, however, that these are
htistmas prices. A gentleman
tioui Kastern Carolina, in looking
in t he stores in Statesvillt . will note
the absence of the barrels of North
ern pork and llour. the kits of North-
ter ami the bales ot Northern
which lie has been acens
W'ith all t!iese coininodi
! tarmi -r in the vicinitv
t ! i ' 1 1 .
; h in
e are liinh
t hcic- is in
'.astern ( '
w 1 1 i c 1 1
-e t llill il'
teacli a lesson,
tried time ami
s; sphere, to im-
a.u'.ua. in I1'.'.:
Jitess II li ll
: : r 1 1 a We s;
: lea if i
se q u an title.
w i .-1
i irv up:
: he 1"
I 'l ism.
II T !ie' -
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a '.vi ll
Benedict A mold's Descendants.
The si us of the fathers are not al
ways visited upon their posterity,
so that the visitation is ann.ii enr to
the world. At least, t his is t he case
with the descendants of Uenedict
e I Ion. Isaac N
namesake of 1
t ion 01
11 ; 1 v in
Arnold, ami , d
tant c, in.ii
t he mi 111
1 1 1 : i I . was 1 e
cendan i sot ; i
Thev ale ;
I hel e ma
I abundance. .
i with faiiiil'.
1 an ic. ;. : . :
I cherish the
! him bv
i trust assigned.
1 by the nobles:
Vrnold gives a high
iceount of his visits
M !;i::in' e mrri-
to them in t he
Benedict Arnold had (bar son,-,
all ot whom entered the British
army as ofliceis. Some of the sons
of these sons also obtained com
missions in the pltbiic sen ice. the
army, the navy, or the church, and
several of them are still living.
The second son of the traitor. -James
11. Arno d. won great dis
tinction in the army, and seems to
have been a man of amiable aud
elevated character, lie was a baby
in arms when the family went to
England, alter the war, and. at
twenty-three, was a lieutenant
serving in Surinam.
There he performed the act
which proved at once how deeply
he felt his father's infamy, and how
much of his father's better nature
he had inherited.
Volunteers being called for to.
head a storming party in the as
sault of some almost impregnable
forts, Lieut. Arnold offered his ser
vices, and said to the commanding
"I beg the privilege of guiding
and leading this assault. You know
the history of my father. No bra
ver man than he ever 'lived, but he
has been bitterly assailed for the
affair of West Point. Give me a
chance, I beg of you, to do w hat I
can to redeem the name."
That shows what lie thought of'
'the affair of West Point," and, al
so, what the British army thought
of it. His honorable request was .
granted, and he fell, severely:
wounded, at the head of his troops,
lie recovered to enter upon a great
career, ending with the rank of
Lieutenant-General. For his gal
lantry on this occasion, the merch
ants and bankers of London pre
seuted him with a magnificent
sword, which was .shown lo Mr.;
Isaac N. Arnold.
A grandson of Benedict. Capt. .
W. T. Arnold, fell in action at
Sevastopol 111 LS.V, and had distin
guished mention in the despatches,
of his geneial. Lord Kaglan.
Another grandson is now a lieuten
ant in the British navy.
The present head of the family in
England is Lev. Edward Gladwyn
Arnold, also a grandson of Iteiiedict.
wljo is rector of Grant Massingliam
in the County of Norfolk. His
wife is Lady Charlotte, a daughter
of the Marquis of Cholmondeley.
known in America from the singu
lar difference be' ween the Spelling
and the pronunciation of his name.
It' is pio.nouiiced Chundy.
This clergy man. of u horn nothing
but good is spoken, pre.-erves the
papers of his grandfather, and gave
his American visitor a letter written
by Sir Henry Ciintontohim in 177-'.
ii) which Sir Henry declares that, in
'surrendering West i'oint, Benedict
Arnold stipulated for no reward.
Sir Henry wrote,
You never gave me reason to
suppose expected anything
more than an indemnification. 1
thought it an act of justice, as well
as dut , to offer you six thousand
pounds not as an indeinnitiea'ion
for all your los.-cs. for they had no
been ascertained, bur I thought it
l i be rail t v
Loco Onslov County Items.
in your c
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1 tlleir ia
.t st dav-.
'e have un'.v in
seho,-i at b"C" Acade
i.f Mr. 1.. -V. ' i.iii.i i.
is new and cai'.'.l'le
c- .m m- "laliiv T 1 I.'- i:
can be had with (lie
from ,; to 7 dollars p,
Mr. J. A. Tayl..r ;.
resi h-n.'e Th.ursdav
ent i It ai c Illellt "f ti
-l- tie- i
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tin- s- :.--I
Sel Vt -.
Mr. i ..
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lb oUectaiiiN of the Sixtj-Sixtli Nor Hi
Well, brother soldiers, you all
11 . oi'cci .Ian. ls.;.". Y,. were 01
dcivd to Sugar Loaf: you all recol
lect the march: ali ivere aware of
what .was in Irottt and you all met
it like men and soldiers. We had
to engage the over w helm ing forces
of Gen. Terry none of you will
ver forget that time as long as
ive. Ihis was the time that
h i. ils attacked Fort Fisher
1 ie.l ; he 1 e-r . 1 1 1 1 garrison.
..:--'ied w Ai
ie eii( m 111
-, mean !ii,o and
niotuh id January.
T 1 . . . . . ,
reoriiar i;iin. im.... toe com
pans and regiment evacuated the
lines at Sugar Loaf and fell back
six miles and threw up breastworks,
and skirmished heavily with the
enemy on the 1'lst of February on
the Fort Fisher road five miles from
On the l!'-ld of February we
evacuated the lines which we' held
live miles below Wilmington and
at the same time evacuated Wil
mington and retreated in a very
orderly manner. We were never
theless pursued by six times our
number who were endeavoring to
cut us off. We marched that "day
to North East river, fourteen miles,
where we had a hot skirmish
with the enemy who were in close
pursuit and repulsed them. We
crossed the river on a pontoon
bridge aud camped for the night.
February i'.'3d we marched to
Burgaw on the Wilmington and
Weldon railroad and camped for
the night, the weather being very
rainy and the road very heavy aud
February 24th, we marched back
or were sent back on the train t welve
miles towards North East river,
within two miles of the enemy, at ;
llocky Point station and loaded!
the.ti.du with cotton which had
been then1 for some time for want
of transportation. We then re
turned to the brigade which was at
Duplin Cross roads and camped
at Kockfish creek three days.
Here, brother comrades, my recol
lection ceases. I have no record !
any further. The regiment had
engagements aii'.l marches after
this;, but as l have no dates 1 will
not have any more to say, but will
leave the Sixty-Sixth in the hands
of others who will, 1 sincerely hope,
take it up and write out its history
as it should be. Will not some one
who is competent to do the regi
ment full justice take hold and
write it up?
Now, brother soldiers, I bid you
all an affectionate farewell. 1 have
endeavored to tell you the whole
truth and nothing but the truth in
these feeble efforts of mine. I
would have told you more, but I
lost, by the fire iu Trenton a feu
years ago, one of my most important
books, the organization of the
companies and the regiment. I
would -liked to have mentioned
every company in the regiment,
together with the brave and daring
deeds of the officers and men, but
I hace lost this most important
book and must content myself with
what I have done, hoping that if I
have wounded the feelings of a
;li'iiin!i ui'the ifgiuivut lie will
. i in me Ml' it aud I will certainly
to maki' him reparation.
I have been writing these recol
lections ol' the Sixty-kSixtli nii'ler
the name ol' Kgypt," but now that
we my know each other I will give
yon my leal name and address.
.James 1. Stanly.
Trenton. -I ones county, ('.
Toiinaniciit at Aurora.
I'. i ;-.ifSlnin..w;ii! Corrt-si.otHl iit.
Ar.jeabi y to appointment the Tour
nament at Aurora came off on the 2?th
in .pite of had weather. It rained and
threatened but the crowd assembled
j'.i.-t the same, and by half past eleven
n'elock there was a crowd (,c hand and
don't you I'ni'got it. At about that hour
'.lie Knights formed in procession, led
bv tlie lia'. boro (.'..met Band and direct
,'l by Mr. VV. A. Harvey, the Chief
Marshal, proceeded to the Judges" stand
where lb m. ". T. Calm, after being
prupeiiy imruduced by Dr. Peterson,
delivered tlie charge ti I lie Knights in an
appropriat- manner, and then the eon-
ith the folli iwinj; re
Kni"lit of Canilina.
1 larrison .
it. I :i in . Knight of Aurora, "i.
. J. Mitchell. Knight of New. l?erne. 0.
15. 1 iudnell. Kniuht of Ivist Cans.'. 0.
. s. lnxon. Knight of h'iclilaiid. io.
11 i'erebee. Kiii.;ht of Pamlicn. 11.
.1. P.onner. Kniuht f l'i icai i u i.ta.-. 1:5.
. 11. Stevens. Knight "f Hi-mg Sun.
17 lil aicl. Knight
anil Luck. 14.
1 1 1. j m ; s
k L.ane. Knight of l'r
'. i-nters Kinelit of
W. l-'ei-ei...-e. Knigiit
Knight of lied ( iarter. (J
in- li--tween tlie Knights i.f l'am
:i I I.;.-! Chance being ri b!
u the sticee-s i
. ( .. I. P..
hi- l:.'li"- :-.
ie Ivni'iit of I
allie v.f-a-.i. Til
-.1 ins , a;
a!.i "1 l.a-t
ilv. and the
.-":-.' 1 his to
f.oiii 'rs were
ugh tl..- re-
ea-.-h of t!a-
i l.'.i' k
y t - a,
a.- in oi
: : I!
a :- , ia : . ; ' - 1 i i d ai : i
' .! U I ir ill! the illt'-t.l
a ii. a a- eir.H t" health ;
VALUATION OF LISTED PROPERTY
Krai aud Pemunai, in north Carolina.
1)- Counties, for the Years 1884 and
a-vTirs Valve of Property.
' iss'2. 18s3.
Alamance 82.128.030 83,236.273
Alexander (I3-5.040 970.sfi.-)
Alleghany liilO.OS'J 50S.!Ss(
Alison l.71.12l 2.11.0
Ashe 7S5 244 1 .370 275 -
Beaufort 1.745.73S 2 27'J liSS
Bertie 1.620.793 2. 21. 377
Bladen 1.16S.0D7 1.1(52.714
Brunswick Ul.s.27S 975 234
Buncombe 1 .."a. 931 4.014 441 ;
Burke 772. 15S lo-M.13l'
Cabarrus 2.315.09 2. 7(12,353
Caldwell S46.4N9 1. 204.19(1
Camden 421.'"' 52.092 !
Carteret 524 -m. m ..474 1
Caswelu.. . ... 127 " :.;. 039 !
Catawba . . . 7. '4 1 .1)4
Chatham 2.25ii.;;u"0 T1J
Cherokee 499 15 752. ('13
Chowan 7'14.7!3 950 92s
Clay 17.702 331. 906
Cleveland 1.428.663 3 291.175
Columbus 1 3liti,10S 1.607.196
Craven 2.123.056 2.504 188
Cumberland... 2 321.090 3.032.771
Currituck 505.494 60S. 731
Dare 167.115 224.795
Davidson 2.15.557 2,S32.0"5
Davie 1.0X6.140 1.473,96s
Dupliin 1.273.956 1.724.944
Durham 2.250.911 3.27O.s::0
Kdgecombe... . 4.070.071 4.453.125
Forsyth 2.990.379 4,040.1s.)
Franklin 1.965.360 2.570,091
Gaston 2.079.051 2. 932. 78
Gates 721.386 1.083.193
Graham 139.789 260.441
Granville 2.270.092 2,710.336
Greene 1.327.819 1,717.202
Guilford 3.740,749 4.594,171
Halifax 2.982.til3 3.773.400
Harnett --24783 1.081,324
Haywood 763j73f- 1,559,897
Henderson 870.834 17S01.r41
Hertford 1.366.041 1.803.022 -
Hyde 037.036 891.344 1
Iredell 2 352.569 3,735.327'
Jackson 355.332 733.891 j
Johnston 3.813.671 3.982,427
Jones 616.169 734.SH)!
Lenoir 1.722.721 2.369 493;
Lin'-oln 1.576.701 1.998.003
Macon 564 034 923.933;
Madison 588.004 1 .140.1'!.")
Martin 1.36.058 1.859.0-J8
McDowell 746.300 821. 24S
Mecklenburg.. 5,952.190 7.294.153
Mitchell 222,428 536.935
Montgomery... 729,409 1.044.032
Moore 1.500,293 2.220.R77 '
Nash 2.028.203 2.635.242
New Hanover. 4.922.706 S.383.514
Northampton.. 2.351,403 2.939.204
Onslow 866.504 1,133.078
Orange 1.596,096 2,045.951
Pamlico 359.946 533.533
Pasquotank ... 1.126. (-91 1.371.254
Ponder 1,073,150 1,303.000
Perquimans.... 939 450 1.159.456
Person 1.322,241 1.751,488
Pitt 2.427.790 2.98 J.222 j
Polk 522,89 780.COOI
Randolph 18.104.22.168. 3.150.209;
Richmond 1.303,845 2 336.303
Robeson 1.892.603 3.458.335';
Rockingham... 2.309.783 3 273.0'-l ;
Rowan 2.923,468 3. 861.878'
Rutherford 1.187.630 1,005.0-19;
Sampson 1.545.006 2,294.797 j
Stanley 946,738 1,770.432
Stokes 1.035.959 1.302.997;
Surrv 1,269.673 1.683.200 1
Swain 226,595 407.029 ;
Transvlvania . 452.013 599.4r.l
Tyrreil 337.083 676.700
Union 2.040 266 3.137.950
Vance 1.483.243 1.7.221
Wake 8.161.500 10.5 22.390
Warren 1.828. 1(15 1,872.6:5
Washington .. 068.41 t-OG.::: :
Watauca 005.107 1.121.(.'J3
j Waviie 3.327.670 -!.:03.50i)
. Wilkes 920.950 1.409 147
Wilson 2.667.214 3.403.7 '5
; Yadkin 285.828 1 299.121
Yancev 256.759 42.7:4
Christmas times and
J. R. Grist is dangerously
brother's, on I'hoeowinify.
The jail is being constantly
lshed with whites and blacks.
Dr. Snell is spending Xmas witl
in lower part of the county.
A grand tournament took place on the
20th. on Chocowinity. "We have not :
learned tlie successful Knights.
W". J. Crumpler will soon open a first
class grocery and dry goods store in
town. He is an expert in the profes- '
Sheriff Hodges gives warning, to all
tlie delinquent tax payers, that further
indulgence cannot be given after lirst
Prof. I." L. Chestnutt. of the Farm-i
ville Academy, was inr our city this
week. He was accompanied by one ot
Pitt's fair daughters.
The Wateh-Torrer will be improved
next year by the insertion of a speaking
portrait of the representative ministers
among the Disciples in North Carolina,
together with a biographical sketch.
Cine dollar is the price for 1SS4.
Uev. X. M. Jurney. of Beaufort,
preached two strong sermons in the
Methodist Church last Sunday, morning
and evening. Mr. J. seems to be at
tracted this way for other purposes than
sermonizing. Cmery: What has lu
done with that furniture he bought in
A serious homicide occurred on
Christmas day, six miles from town.
Tlie following are the facts: One
Swarner and Hassell had a dilllculty i"
tlie morning about "shooting the mark. "
In the afternoon, while Hassell and Ids
friend were shooting birds in F. 1'.
Hodges" Held, Swarner, brother and
one Slade Woolard passed down tin
public road, and as they were opposite
Hassell they invited him to come out of
the field as they wished to give him
what he needed. Hassell declined to
go. whereupon all three went over the
lease and Woolard made for lla.-sell.
but Hassell retreated several yards, and
being hotly pursued he fired on Wool
ard the shot taking effect in his lelt log.
This did not halt him so Hassell tired
again the shot taking elfeet in his right
side, but still. Woolard advanced on to
Hassell and they "clinched" ami Has
sell mauled Woolard on the head land
he gave way and fell to the ground and
w.,.- deal in a few minutes. Has-ell
will have a preliminary hearing l"-in"i-
I" I a;
1 man was trying to I
alley on Christmas lie
'l ia i w
a- for his marriage liceu--eveiad
elTort-. all in vain, h
d aniassa. wh;its um to do''
married to-morrow niglit at
l de in-'iit-v. Lordy! Lordy
I. "I v. ill
: !.. ' i i-t
' lie -I
ia... I.. (
e. He 1
.1 ha- :
1 :- fl.lio
1 "1:. p
. 1 1 1
men ia -n
in- v. ere
ea n v.
v . .
1 III Vi
d to he interred.
Professional Cards. , ' -
leonidas j.i.:ccr.z, . .
ATTORNEY AT LAT7,
Office opposite lhilMBraiv'''' ,' ',"':
New Berae, 2T.-C. ' 7 '
Will practice In the Coontlea of OimH) t'r
nolr, Jones, Oniilaw, Pamlico and Ctotm; slxV
In the U.S. District Court. . -... -
Prompt attention paid to tb eollMMn -olairus.
. -. - - . apri v
P. H. PELLETIEB, ;
.A. 1 1 orne y-ai-Ea.Tr , ' -.
pollokitiIiU(, .;'!.- v - -
Will practire in tKgfetnrUcf Carteret, Joe
OuKiow hnl Uravet,fj. .v.r,...
special attention ghren to tb eollertls-aj
claims, and settling estate itf decease
sons. ge 'VMflf ( -.
DR. G. kTeSgB?F ' -
. ...-.-7 tff '; :
ron 1 1 try.
located iu New Berne, offrre . Me
to New Berae .and laoroaiMlhc
v-it' .v' ' '
corner of soath Front and Cravea "'
. "-'.-- f.-... u ';;
GEORGE V. STRONG,
DAVIBl. a. MBit.
STRONG & PEESr, V
ATTORNEYS AS. COUNSELLORS AT HI
Having formed a oo partnership for tl
nraotk-p of Hie law 1n Tones ooonly, rtl! r....
larly attnd the courts olbe aame. i'mxni
U.ll-1(MI IHII LU ClllUNniOIW,
lnaylli-.l.Xwtf STBONG Ff't
PHIL. HOLLAND, Jll. OWKM ll. fc
HOLLAND & GTJIOl
(( iffloe one door west of l iaatun TVhis. ) ,
Will prnettfe In the-Ciitllitles of Ctsy.s
Junes, Onslow, (iirteret, Fnmiteu BH4-JeiHir
I niiupt. uttcntioii paid to eoUectkm.
a. w. MiitN.
i. aiasi .m
Will practice In theOrartsof Craert,Jotn,
,w CurToreT. l'nmlleosnd LeHir. and
the Federal Court at New Berne, r fabikl w '
DR. G. L SHACKELFORD, c
' NEWBEBN, TSl C. .' ,
ll:ivli?f located permanetitly In j(wbrii, I
resp'-etluily tender my professloital servtf.
to Uic jmlillc. office on Middle street. In at-i.-iHon
hiiiUllnii. opposite Baptist tlhnrcU.
Ten Vcars Practical Xxperivmeer -sep2.Sd.twly
' .,- j
DR. J. Ik CLARIS
oiiioe on i 'raven street, between PolieeJk,
and Uroad. ,.u prl7-d4wly ,
S. W. SELDNES; k
Wholesale Liquer r""1
No. Hi ii on no It e Sqn
Oidt-rs promptly iitteuded
Elizabeth Iron Workr
Cil.-Vs. W. PKTTIT,Prop,-A
CSO. 28- 284 and 288 Water street.
VOKPOLK, VA ." , , ' "
MAM'KACTUREB OF '' -
Saw and Grist Mills, '
1 tillers, Hangen,
F ORG ISQ S A ND 0A&TJNO i
Of Every Description,"" -
.mplete facilities for ALL WORKir
HI . I . I
Hj. 177 Main Street, - . Korfbii, U
RATES OF BOARDING: ? , ;
Siii.:le I lay ,.
1 hreo I uyb
Per WpeS 77V
Table Hi .ai a. iitu Veek
Siii'tin-, Lodi-i-u and Hrvukfuftt..
ThiH lionsc has i"en thoronghly fefitrnUhr
iiu.l nt.wly pitoceit. The table will b itlw7
sn j.pi i."l w a ' lj ti t- Host In Henitnti. - V
Har n ! wuvs sNi.- Itbil with the flltest.-WlM
li'ilKilH illl.l riavii. a
;ix- the ;iolo House Trlil.
No 177 Maia .Stit-ft, Norfolk, V. -.f- "
Job Printing 1
IT ymi want
Hand BUJt, . - . I
.raiiytliina iskiiiiII.v done In Job mattoh
i'.-. .-. -.11-1 .'1.1(1-!- tO r
WATCH-TOWia OWWA 2
v;., ri:ii attention given to order frem
lislaiic.-. - yf
i - of Colic. Bot a
-i:: '-in-i- und pre vent Hoe Oirat.iw
- " HI prevent Gum ,i i
k ..-;! tu'-rpae the qnantlty mt m
in r i-i-nt.. and maJnUu MMk.
:.- n ill enrr or Drerent
. ii i i. ,-.- and eattie r objaot .
' " km will hits GiTiVumal.: -
javid e. FonTZ, Propli .
KSTABLISHKD 1876. 1J
CARE & PATT0iT,t
liCasraJ w I'.clesale Uommission tmiii
No. 4 07 KIRO STRBBlT,.i- )
Sp, . a u attention Klven to the Mil of Tb
.oi'l smiiliern Produce, Fish, Eggs, t,,: i
I'loiiijii Kv-titrna mad. . .- -. ' a
i : in liKM E Harvey & Staler. WkmV
rs. I JsIiik A I.Riigo. i'rovlalotl Xtrm
S:i: Hank. Wilmington. Del. H
KIVKR VIEW HOTI
r. i . s z it ! :th city. O.,'
A. I.. 1 ' 1 " XI ) LETON, EgQpyr'-
' : sit uH Ie.l neTWer
a . . nif I i-.isi iiohk pjirtofthV.
. . . -a .i Hie Kuilroad dttjKiL i -
. Ii i nsonable.
W. J. HAREl
a ir. K1CHMOND S' fv'i'J
: a 1 AHI.ISIIKD lSSKifi'.. t
i.x or me latest Stl
. i.-.T It A 11 KS
to Moffini. B. K. B
OO il. HOIKTIH. CiCO.
1 of New Herue.
At- Oniei-M by Mail oMctte. ;A
iulTK(ii-wly OEO. W.
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