mew bxbse. H.c xov. 23 is6.
stand t tk Post oae l ? Bm " C
uhiwi ! matter
THE President didn't exartly
tAke water in the Bestcx case,
bat wiaelj reconsidered. Senator
VIST mast have made in impres
sion. Thx election ratnms of the 1st
Senatorial district adds two more
Senators to the Democratic column
and one- Itopreeentatire. The As
Moabij now stands, 30 straight
Democrats, 3 independent Demo
enta and 17 Republicans in the i
Senate. The House, 58 straight
Democrat, 6 independent Demo
cra&s and 56 Republicans.
It will par th Democrats in the next
Hoom of Re present-Hires to cultivate
h friendship ol a J honorable mac.
wtMthtr FMwnw another, who can
iraaptb Independent and hold their
roCsa solid. Lenoir Topic.
And wouldn't it pay the Demo
crats to be little more prudent in
making nominations in the future;
and if one should see fit to bolt a
packed eonrention not try to
drire him. to the Republican ranks
MUnsTlB JaSVts is expected
home in December. A report is
being circulated thai he will not
retain to Brazil, but we doubt this,
lie is too ranch a people's man to
voluntarily retire from a position
to which he has been called, though
the call was made by the President
and not by the people. Had the
people of North Carolina been con
salted as to the position be shonld
aHl(4 USUQ-T bUC 4J- v u u l iii-
., istratioo, he woald have been Post-
. maater-uenerai, a place ne was
eminently qualified to fill.
' BTXTB UCHt3 has been inter
Tie wed on the Presidential can
didacy ot 1S88. He says Blaise
is the stroageat Republican before
the ceoDle bnt is not seeking the
nomination, lie intimates, how
rer, that another nomination for
t his coTeted, ptiae wonld be agree
able and he would be elected. If
Bunt is not nominated be thinks
.some. Western man, Sns:u or
BaJUtliuN will be the candidate.
n doesn't, think Clkveiand will
be nominated by the Democrats
nnlesa hadbioges bis tactics. Sail
HxtdaIX, he says, is as likely as
any one to be the Democratic can-
aioate ana . is lae aoies leaner in
the party. Mr.. Eucits farther
mm ftfiA nmiuivatd tiara At ti
nominate a-protectionist to save
the Sonth. ' The list of ILasdalx
- Democrats ia undoubtedly rapidly
! growing n the Sooth but it is not
, so strong jet as Ki.arta repre
sents it. .
If ClrlaaI is raoonxlaated in ISas,
North Caioiina will gira fifty thooa i nd
majorttx acaiass aia Mot only that,
Say paa who aadoraea him will ba da
temfd, and any party that aoalnatm
him will b dafaaMd and owght to b.
Scotland titek Democrat. .
It is too early and it is unwise to
make such a prediction. If Cleye-
: should be nominated in 1S88
it seems to as Bro. Kitcbct would
hare to either .surrender the cam
paijrn or eat crow. It was pre
dicted by a good Democratic paper
la the 1st district that Latham, ii
. nominated could not be elected.
-Tie was nominated, the paper men
tioned gare. him a hearty support
and be was elected by the largest
majority erer carried in the dis
trict. "Sow if the Democratic eon
rention ia 1833 should nominate
GSOTKB ClXYBLAXD for President
who would expect to find the Scot
land .Seek Democrat trying to de
feat him and elect Blaxxe, Log in
. THg Baltimore isn publishes a
letter written to Governor Vance
, by President Davis, Jan.Sth, 1363.
,ThiaU supposed to be the letter
upoa which General Shehman
based his charge that Davis was
A Conspirator and made a threat
during the war that be woald coerce
ay State that attempted to secetle
from the Confederacy. Mr. Davis
and Senator Vance hare both
emphatically de n ied Ge n er a 1 S h e e
-CAN'S statement, and this publica
tka of .tbe letter will show that
they are right and that Shekman
gTOasly penrerted the language
used. The matter wonld be of little
interest to the Southern people or
to Mr. DATI3 bat for the tact that 1
STnta. WAN'S rersion of this letter
has been filed in the war depart
mental Washington as an h:s.or:
CoU statement. As he sx.ke mi
Cram memory about the letter, he
oaght now, if he is disjoined to
lair and j as t towards Mr. 1ai-.
to oorreet the error be baa attempt
ed to foist upon the country as :r-tory.
COL. J. T. MoBEiiKAD pabliniie- ini v.
aurd in the Grwii-ibon) ':-: :.
vkih b coognUal-itt the po;,;,- 4I.
ofOailford, since i: m to le r,-; r. ,;.ir.
WO ted is the General Asemb'. :
Repobheaoa, otoa the !-;: '
thej have miele. From h:t per -h
HOOS-l acqaaintAtiee with :!u- t-r.:!-- e -a
men elctd be U.s no ieir : . ,- ,.-,-thej
Will 11 or r :ii'ori.'
BCMore which thej tu:nSt wouid p. ,. ,.
be prejmlical to the interest of the ,! -,
CMBtJ. Thi 1 a :: i-hoaid hoIA
be. There mast of ii?oem;: v.:'.-.
be two parties- bat u doe not nec pro',-
Msarily follow that the pnrpivs-e of r -!-.t
one of the pttrtte-i to operate :
gainst the lateceau of the people, w:.;,
(o throw obeUclen in the -,iy oi ,-o;;:.-
their progress and to pul! down with
Ather than build up our counties
u4 State. The object of Nuii
parties ihoa Id be to build -ip. e
fU good laws and faithful, honest
mud eeoooxaicai administration ot
(be laws. Both may aim at :h:s
and still differ in the methods em
ployed. The jjixxl of the people
bfiug the pnrpose o: Lxitli parties,
they will endeavor to pat forward
their best and most competent men.
When they do this, the people's in
terests are safe. I'.ut when they
pnt np men utterly incompetent for
responsible positions, then they
care nothing for the interes's of the
people bnt simply 'he spoils :
CilAKLK.s Fi:an"ci.s AlWMS ,hei.
at his residence m Hoston on Sun
day last. He was a descend en. of
one of the most notable families m
this country. His grandfather.
John Adams, was the second
and his father J.hn t incfv
Adams wa.s the sixth Prt-.-nient.
Chablks Kranci.-. while not at 1
taining to the high position ot
President, has tmrne a conspicuous
part in the history of this country
daring the last half ot a cen
tury. He was the candidate for
Vice President on the ticket of the
Free Soil party in 1S4S with Van
IH'KEN' at the head. In In.s he
was chosen a Representative to
Congress where in the stormy days
of lSoD-CO he Tindicated the policy
of the Republican party. He was
a member of the special committee
of one from each State, appointed
at the second session of the :Wth
Congress, on so much of the Presi
dent's message as related to the
condition of the country. Tins
committee reported a series of res
olutions disavowing on the part ol
the tree States any right to inter
fere with slavery in the slave
States. Mr. Adams- supported
these resolutions in a speech deliv
ered in the House on tlw" 31st of
January. 1 SOT. . After the inaugu
ration of President Lini i I.n he
was appointed minister to Eog
laml, and it was perhaps owing to
his superiordiplomacy thatEngland
was prevented from recognizing
the Confederacy. He leaves three
sons who have shown no decliue in
keeping np the family standard
and give promise of bright deeds in
the future, notably J iriN Qvincey
who shares with Secretarv E.ndi-
COTT the leadership ol the Massa -
THE COLOK LINK IN I0LITU!v
The Democratic loss fn the re
cent election in North Carolina is
attributed to several causes, one
among which is the failure on the
part of the Democrats to draw the
colot line. This the Jovknal does
not believe. As much as the white
people of h'orth Carolina detes and
object to negro domination, the
color line as a rallying cry to bring
oat the voters has lost its force. In
Craven county the Democratic
vote was quite as large its in the
presidential contest of 1&4, yet
the color line was not mentioned
ia the campaign. There were no
appeals to the white people to rally
to the polls and save themselves
from negro domination; the appeals
were made upon higher grounds;
upon principle, not upon prejudices;
upon matters of interest to the
whole people, not of a class or race.
Drawing the color line is wrong
in principle. Trio Democratic
party has time and ag-in in con
vention assembled declared their
purpose not to interfere with the
rights of the negro as guaranteed
by the Constitution of the United
States and of the State of North
Carolina. All the legislation by
the party in this State has been
consistent with these declarations.
The colored man is deprived no
right before the law on account of
his color. He is governed by the
same law that governs the white
man, and is protected in his rights
before the courts with the same
impartiality that is dealt ont to the
white man. Then why seek to
array one race against the other!
The negToes are citizens, antl have
the right of suffrage. Why not en
deavor to teach thtm to exercise
this right with intelligencer To
draw the color line will but put
them m the hands of bad men and
keep their prejudices aroused to
the highest pitch
Rat it is charged, and eorrectly
too, that they themselves have
drawn the color line. Put we must
remember that from the time t bey
were invested with the ballot they
have been diligently taught bj
their leaders that the Demoeratic
party is ttieir enemy, and t w;
hard matter to disabuse
minds of the ma.-.-e.- of the ,-,,!
people of. tins charge. The mor
ted : gent ami
. , 1 1
the 1 e ai oe r a t ;
( 'are! : n a has c 1
material a.iv 1
' he 1
: i e:
a : .
keep.. them s. '.
.in ! ::.t;ni:d.i:
they hou!d be
Ih broken and
cuhl n -r eon;
I C "k e .
01' K EASTERN SECTION
We eop from the C.oM.-Uro
.Usrui'i' observations made by
.Judge Walter Clark, while
riding the ilth Judicial district,
which are timelv and worthy ot
Hie J oven A I. has I
within the la.t vear, in s dozen or
more editorials, called attention tOiott(. .,, r,.w Berne, free from debt.
the same subject and expects to utter, y independent of other lines.
continue to keep it before the peo- and with the strength of a giant to
pie until something is done to de- ,llcr'lt0 h" l"1-. the State pro
poses to aoanden tor a generation
velop this vast territory, as rich in tipr coltr,. ,,, Mim.mU.r H.r im.
prtKluctu eness as any other of pregnable position and to divest
eoual area in the State.
At the coming session ot the
Ceueral Assemb! an act .should be
passed assigning a nnmber of con- .
victs to grade a railroad from some !
navigable point on Trent river to a
point on New river, in Onslow
county, also one from ('ore Creek
t Trenton. The work already
done in these sections, where the
State owns large bodies of rich
swamp lands, proses that the State
can be greatly benefitted by such
j work. The ditches cut on the
it 'ore Creek and (Quaker I'.rnlge
j roads prove that the lands can be
drained antl that they are valuable.
The work of draining anil grading
j roads shonld be continued with
We are truly glad that .Judge
( l a u K has spoken on the subject.
; 1 1 is ideas are the same that have
: lxen urged in these columns, ami
I in the columns of the Metnria for
several years. We know ot no
couuty in the eastern section more
I isolated than the county of Onslow.
With her fertile lands, tine tish and
oysters and her kind, hospitable
j ami energetic people she ought to
! rank as one of the foremost of
the eastern counties, and will do it
if the State will do her justice.
The Juvenal used whatever
power and influence it possessed
during the late political contest to
' pnt men in the General Assembly
from Craven county who woald be
able to act in concert with those
from adjoining counties In present
ing the claims of this eastern sec
tion to the nse of a fair share of
convict labor in ditchingand drain
ing the swamp lands and grading
such lines of railroads as are abso-
! lutelv necessarv for the people and
! 0 ' '
ofadvantage to the State m the
1 c i 1 j
saie oi ner swamp lanus.
Not onlv ought the roads we
h .1 v . t.i e n t i onpi 1 to he limit
but one from Kinston to Snow Mill.
All these roads should be feeders.
a.s Judge Clark suggests, to the
A. N. C. Kailroad. They should
not be built as suckers," but
feedt-rx. In these enterprises our
eastern friends ought to unite.
Think of this; of the 2, TOO miles 01
railway in North Carolina, less,
than -Oo are east of the VY. .s. W. .
Railroad, a territory equal in ureal
to one fourth of the entire State.
We print elsewhere a commnni
eation from one of our most thought
ful readers, in which he asks us,
apropos ;of onr comments on the
proposed lease of the North Caro
lina railroad to advocate a railroad
commission. In passing we merely
say that theVr and Obierrer ha
ever since lis establishment advo
cated a 'railroau commission for
North Carolina not such a one as
Georgia and South Carolina have
established, but after the pattern
plan, which president Garrett of
t . ..i: .- .- .,- ,
iue cauimure x inio nimsen ad
vocated as beneficial to the rail
roads and which experience has
proven to be highly satisfactory as
a corrective of public evils. That
such legislation has hereto
fore failed has not leen
for want of warm and insis
tent advocacy on the part of the
JYeic and Vbtertrr. But we do not
wish to mix up that matter with
our discussion of the proposed lease.
V bile both measures concern the
public, they have no connection
with each other. The matter which
is now receiving the attention of
the eople is what is to be done
with a piece of State property, that
cost f.S, 000,000, and of which the
State owns three-ionrths, which
was built by the State for the ad
vancement of North Carolina in
terests, and which is leingused for
a different purpose. Since the
Y( tcs and Obicm-r proposes to cor,
sider this important subject as a
plain, dry question, keeping its
discussion utterly colorless so f..r 1
as the lessee, the directors of the
company ami others are concerned, j
we prefer not to mix it with any
other question that may involve'
considerations of anothersort. And
it is not improper to state here that
the V'ir . and Observer recognizes
the great importance to the Rich
mond Danville railroad a com
pany we would prefer to befriend
rather than incommode of the free
use ot the I:ne from Greensboro to
Charlotte: and although we oppose
the proposition to make a lease o:
the North Carolina ro.ui to
Re-hminnl company, et we know
ot no rea.-oti why a contract should
n-'' at the proper time be entered
m a : n t a.
i ' 1 e , e
:e et en
111 i' lit tie
an .ilieuieli '
the N. ( '.
. - . ' , ' . ' . . r
ll W i
ll it k e t
ia liccll a'-:
' the matter oi State 0
!was. The uewspper-a-d
with articles 0:1 the
.e m.ia.inc-s iiac bf-e::
w : t a t He 11: , aii d c v ei
ofe s i r y State, and each
lor a ib'eii ears has
latter tiausMa! conoid
ti d Net iii-re : . .-', m i '. :
ei at :
r t h ( ' aro! : 11 .1 . w hoo i'.vii e r -h
of r.i.in.n ian-s make- hi r the ::: a
-r ot the railway .-.-te:i. ,i t;
State, coti.-'.ileriti' a prupo-ition
d:est hcrscll of her .1 (isolate r:;
of iiiauaeniciit and jjive ' up to
! of fore;'ii capitalists. It; vie
lot the desirability oi uic oiniml
'of railways, t lie propoit :on seems
tons to be irresistibly lunny. lr is
certainly the humoroiis side of a
i very grave matter, liub-ed as Col.
1 Waddell would say, it proves con
' clnsivelv that the Irishmen settled
Carolina before Cnlum .ii
us raid m 1 I'.vj. With a
railroad lint running from Char
herself of all the a
the patriots and
great men ol
.secure for her.
can have a rai
the last generation
worked so hard to
I '.in. sa s X cno. we
road com in issmn . 1 1
the m it "t-i
two sugges .
ing in lmni"i
involved were Hot si
ne eould li ml m t hi
in s a si t u a : ion i bmin d
. ,V. TV .( U 'i I '' )' r
l'ulitie.il M 1m1i.hi
W A s 1 1 1 N ' i 1 N .
Hon. S. 1'.. li, kins,
said it' the nev;
it I ir-t 1 1. in iN.
Nov. 1.", The
: : i in interview
eleet :on were to
take place th:s week he thought
Mr. P.laine would be the man.
Asked it .Mr. Maine was seeeking
the next nomination, he said:
"Not m t he com moil understand
ing of t he term; hut he is still the
most available man in theKepubli
can party, and was never so strong
betore the people as t.ul.i. At
the last Convention, and every
time before that his name was pre
sented, he was opposed by the Ad
ministration and an army of otlice
holders, and will not be so handi
capped again. At the next Con
vention he will get otes 1 1 Mil the
South, a section where he never
had an M-rious vn-ngth beloie."
"Then he m a :f on n t e 1 .i e a n
T do not say t ha" . 1 ha e never
exchangeil a word with him on ihe
subject. Mr. Maine isin loewith
his pen. He told me the last tune
I saw him, and h.is said the same
thing before, that he got more gen
uine satisfaction out of his book
than from anything he ever did.
and resists every inlluenee that
tends to lead htm away trom hter
attire. Still, every man has more
or les aspiration to be President.
and Mr. P! une is huma
not doing anything tor
he get.- t he 11 (i niin.it ion 1 :
as it did before, and he
"ome W ostein
, .-ikins -',11)1111
Sherman 1- a
:.ike a strong
jlikelv .is anv one.
1 The latter would 1
el t her
could be elected
asier I ban
one, or any Iwxl v : he 1
Do you think : lit'
will nomina'e I '!e fl.uii
Not unless he eh. mi
tics. The disaffection in the Dem
ocratic party is veiv widespread.
You hae 1.0 idea f its extent.
Washington is a poor place to
study public opinion, as the Admin
istration is powerlul there, and
create- the atmosphere that sur
rounds it. Cleveland is an honest,
but an ignorant man. and obstinate
and pig-headed. He has a strong
wiil, and dominates all around him.
He dominates his Cabinet and the
majority in t'ongre.-s. They ma
kick, but they have to submit, lie
takes counsel of no one. ignores
the leaders of his party, denies to
them what they think they have
earned and what has been conceded
to them by other Presidents. That
pleases the Mugwumps, but they
will not con'rol the Democratic
nominating!' c. ,-ut ion. The delegation.-
will ! e made up by i hose in
control f the partv maehilierv.
nnle-s 1 leveland takes a new
L-Jl ' ''
00 aril .mi
some baggage over
uts on more sail, he
will never get there again.
does not strike twice in the same 1
place, and the men who nominated I
('leveland and elected him are not !
gomg to do the wo:k again for.
nothing. They weic working for
themselves, as well as lor him. and ;
have got little or nothing. It 1
COIltrary to all precedent and ex
pectatioii. and they w :M not take,
any chances next time The I ein
ocratic candidate in 1 --. wili In
pledged to give the spoil- to thej
victors, ( leveland 1- a shrewder I
man than he has tl.
being, and may changi
in time to save h i in -el f.
ing year will be in.- i 1 ;
bri n g dow nor si n d u ;
as he conducts hira-cli
T f not l ",c- 1 land. v.
Democratic c nolo!. do
"Sam Kandall is as 1
one. He is -he able-- !
party t oil ay, and tie i
la.-t elect ion .-how that
erat.s cannot w :n 1 n a
pi at form or im ' !; a : : o
is, and wi!
r in ! lo
t : 'ado
1 hi' l'r. ii
UMl.l. l (.1. EST IONS.
CI. AUK S ) HSKKV AT I ' NS IN
1 KI.N NORTH CAKi'I.INA.
meat or lard, and until yesterday
Judge Walter Clark has been : vrt. had no sugar or coffee, no batter
riding t he Sixth district this lall, ' arid other things in town; bnt we
ami uk.m being applied to by one didn't care much; we had fish, 'pos
of our reporters as to his impres-1 .sum and 'taters plenty,
sions ol this section he gave his ; Fory.iive thousand' little mullets
Meu- substantially :us below hey j wer(, c:UTlt at oue h.ul, ,,lst wp(k
i inlirare matters w , ,eh w ill be ol t Brown's jnIet all(1 good mHny
inteiot to our people. 1 he J ud ge .. . i , ;i. i ,. ..,
impossible to ride this cir-!im
cmt without being pleasantly im
pn -s-t d with it, and without being
astonished at its great capabilities
for developments. Much of the
very best land in the State lies in
the triangle of which Wilmington,
Cioldsboiti and Morohead are cor
ners. It is a vast territory, in
which I he 1 e is no I a loot of rail road,
the large-' area probably, of gootl
land east ol the Mis-issippi which
is destitute of railroad facilities.
Nowhere on the planet can rail
road- be built more cheaply than
theie, and in the rest of Pastern
Norlli ('arohn.i. In some places
lor thirty miles arailmad track,
could be laid dow n without any
grading w hatever, and with merely
the double ol Cutting a small ditch
on each side of the daek. The
marl which abounds throughout
Pastern North ( arolina, ami the
phosphate beds, which lie unde
veloped through a large part of it,
are guarantees ot its becoming
moie than ever, what it has always
hi en. the granary ami llgypt ot
No: : h ( 'arolina. The phosphate
bed- must become a -ouice ol great
wealth. There is noothor opening
now offered to make large fortunes
so 1 apidly a.- can lie made by energy
antl business talent in developing
the oyster interest td ('arteiet ami
Onslow. That busi ncss has largely
made Ihe cities ol l'.alumore and
New Haven. Oyster planting on
our co. is', propel ly managed, is a
c rtain road to wealth.
A- to the piejiltlice entertained
in certain sections about the nu
ll ea 1 1 h i n ess of t h is sect ion . i ! is un
founded. I have been here nearly
every day lor live months. I have
seen the healthy appearance of the
people 111 court rooms and in public
gatherings. They "ill compare
well with anv population. The
climate is mild and the diseases
seem mild too. In both summer
ami winter, t :.e proximity of the
coast rentiers pleasant health re
.Mills readily accessible. The tine
climate, the lerdle soil and the
opportunities to readily secure a
competence would soon till up Past
ern North (.'arolina with a white
population, anil make lt what 11a
tuie has destined it one day to be
come, one of t he most populous and
pros. eii-us parts cf the Pnion, if
only lailtti.uls were thereto make
it acet ssinic anil develop it.
As long as convict labor is used
tor building railroads, it is but just
that .-ome of it should be sent Past
where their w ork isso much needed.
Ol the 1,100 convicts now in the
penitentiary about !()) probably
are from the Kastern half of the
State, convicted at the expense ol
those counties. The loss of the
labor of '.H)0 men each y ear for the
pa.-t 111 years is a considerable item
of itsell. It is (rue that they have
done a great and much needed
woik in building railroads in West
ern N. C. Put now that those rail
roads are Hearing completion, at
lea-t the Pastern contingent should
be brought home to build Pastern
railroads. !()(( men could grade
many miles ot railroad in a year in
this level country, and in a few
years would (ill it with railroad
tracks. Then, besides retaining
that number ol laborers in this sec
tion, there is the annual expendi
ture of CO or T'To.doo a y ear for the
support, guarding. iVc. of !(() eon- 1
victs, which if spent in the Past
each year would put more money
in cu dilation there Wo sec the
prosperity which has come to West
ern N. ('., from 1 he ust of 1 h is laboV
Hl,mllJ.- uci i.iiiioau. ami mo
1 :)... 1 ... 1 .t
adoption 01 a similar policy towards
the Past would have as good results,
if convict labor is still to be em
ployed in grading lailroad--. It
would be well perhaps, if in minor
cases, instead of the convicts being
sent to the penitentiary, they could
be uoiked in their respective
counties on the public roads.
There is also to be considered the
Atlantic kV N, C. It., 111
. A single
State 1- largely inteicstcd.
track extending, without
I 1 inuii iihiiimkh.i 111 .m 01 en rati. 1 1 is
'haul to make it pav. It is to be
lloped that this legislature will
recognize the necessity of building
feeders to it and u ill ap
eonvcts to build branch r
Pa (.range or Kinston toSnow Hill
and ( 1 recii He. from ( oie creek to
Trenton and from New Peine to
1 iii.-low. W it !i siicli help it would
become a p ' ing road. Such action
ho just, considering
number ot eonvict.-Pa.-t.
hi:' it would
:"i'il el the u hole 1
that m .
.11 ge a
.i ; I ; ii ;' 1 1 i lrvn a must
w liii-li at tins time
i .-!;; : j : ii.m.l i x-riulnl in
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but 1 .ilimb' j : . i r t irul.u I v
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t" ' i : i A : ' .1 li t :r li.iiilu.nl
r i i.u 1 i;i v. i. .r 1 1 tin' S: ,i ' i- is
s'.if-r bullies ol'
1 n-li in ri iir to
ni l It ihtrlii-d
i I i 'III ! Ills Sri'-
i ; 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1
1 hen there are aUi
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If nil W l.ll II (.
ur ib a'.i-r for
Ol t It 1 .
Our town is such a good place to
ve! See, we have not a nonnd of
i seed of mullets will soon be broken
in onr waters liv little mesli
Rev. P. J. Carraway, P. P., of
our district, baptised at Queens
creek church last Sunday night
eignt persons, new members to that
church. Mr. Carraway preached
at Tabernacle church in the day to
a very large congregation, that !
being his last quarterly meeting for
Dan Ward and Willie Mattocks,
the boss hunters and hook and line
li-hers. are doing some good limit
ing and rt-hing now. A day or
two ago they killed in half a day
IS squirrels, li "possums and li tat
coons. As we said before, 'pos
sums and "tateis" are taking the
place olpork and dumplings, with
a few lisli thrown in.
In our tow 11 now wo have ten
witlows. lour widowers, two bach
elors, eleven young ladies, eight,
young men, L'S married couples,
110 children and several others who
run about so that they can't be
counted. How is this for children !
This is the white population. The
eohiied people are not quite ;,i
.1. A. Pittman
10r.se ran awav
1 ritlav will a cart, in which
lis little bov, Fred., li years
enrt was torn to tlinders:
horse ran about a mile, and strange
to say, little Fred, stayed in the
cart until it was kicked to pieces,
then foil out and only bumped his
head and scarred his lip pretty
badly, but not seriously.
We have some of the oldest peo
ple in our county, we reckon, in the
State. Crigous Wood, col., and
wife, Uosa, living on Mr. 1). J.
Sanders' place, are veiy old.
Crigous is 101 years old, and can
thread a needle without specks.
His wife is !0. Holiday Sanders,
near the same place, is 1(12 years
old. His wife is 'Jl. Anthony
I law kins, near by. is eO, and his
wife is .so.
The dwelling house of Mr. Win.
Smith, near Swansboro, was totally
destroyed by fire this morning
about li o'clock, liuth inst. Mr,
Smith and his family were asleep,
and were compelled to jump out of
a window to save themselves. He
lost everything he had except one
pillow and two bed quilts. No in
surance at all, so we hear. No
clew as to the origin of the tire.
Again we say to all, insure your
Such growling as we have over
the late election ! Fraud ! fraud !
is being cried all about. With us
here in our precinct we might have
cried lraud ! too, as our polls w ere
not opened until about '. o'clock,
and then tho poll holders were not
at their places, that is, two of
them, j hey said they had not
been summoned properly or per
haps not at all; two new ones were
sworn in, both Democrats, (one
had been a Republican but said ho
was a Democrat now and voted so),
about 0 o'clock a. m. So we had a
Democratic board all through.
lhat was good you know. After
that the registrar took one ot flu
poll holders and went off to dig a
well. Another one ol" the poll
holders went oil' to his dinner, leav
ing two men only to do all
the voting and sciatching and
cheating if they wanted to. but we
reckon they didn't think enough of
Hit election to do anything wrong,
and believe everything was done
i right; but was that law, Mr. Fall 1 01 ?
j We think not.
A iiollirr t'nue.
C'HARIoTTK, N. C, Jan. U, ls-j.
The B. H. H. medicine has done more
good for my kidney affliction than any
I ever used. Its action is speedy, and
it is a tine tonic. T. O I'ai.laman.
Sold in Nsw tier no by 11. N. DulTy
and P.. II. Mendows.
A Dkai- Dri-FEK. Two hard np
looking fellows yesterday accosted
a business man on Lamed street
! west with a request for alms. He
j put his hand to his car and quiotlv
1 nil 11 nave to sju
1 I am deal."
ik louder, a
One of them yelled the request
in his ear, and he shook his head
1 and said :
"Perhaps von have an ear
trumpet with you ? I can'l make
out a word you say."
The one was about to try il over
again, but the other plucked his
sleeve and whispered:
('ome away. Jack. I .-tuck this
same old duller last summer and he
gave me a nickel and made mo sign
a receipt for twenty-five cents.
Lets do st r.llL-lit 1 1 -1 ii i-
or none at
I The pretended deal' man pas:
mi, but somehow it didn't seem
him as if he wa.s verv much a lie
Te all who are sutTerin frmn the er
rors an 1 iiiil i-icretions of youth, uervou!
weakneKH. early deray, lona cf manhooil,
oie., I will send ft recipe that will cure
you. FkKfc. LK CHARGE. This great
remedy was discovered by a missionary
in South America. Send a self-addrepaed
envoloiie to the Rev. JosilPH T. I.NMAN,
.s'!u(mi 1) eir York iHtv- nlTdwy
Wit Sjiai.i. nit I i i". I'H its i :n -j i : i ) at
V i r.NNA The relations between
A ust i ia 1 1 uiiL'arv and the Tinted
States, according to t lie stateinen t
of Count Kalnoky in his speech be
loie the delegations Thursday, are
niii-t Irieiidly, and the appointment j
o an American minister at Vienna ;
and of an A ust ro-J I un'ai ian niiu .
;n at Washington, he declares, is,
imminent. An American diplomat
ha-- been found, it may therefore be l
.i-Mimed. whose w ife's religion ha '
not been made the subject of j;ra c '
dei i berat ion at the A ust i o 1 1 u n'a-i
i i . 1 1 1 ollice ami iu the inner circles
oi the imperial com t. or if delib
erated upon ha- been found satis-'
I a i a or v 1 1 -t he h i i;li muck a m uek"
.'ai Ir,,!ian bey wanted to lcinphim-
If aft' r seven school girls had kisfteil
Mm 1 le ,i id II t. "al 1 the name. for he
f 0 1 n I the dreadful feeling was caused .'
I'V a e.ii.l. wliieli wajppeedilv cured by
t la- mimeil cite use of lr. Bu 1 I s ( 'ough
--i rii'. , hieh i.-i knuwn far and wi le as
1 cr.-.-U ri medy forcougli and colds.
A Labor Candidate for Mayor,
p.- -io. Nov. 'J','.- It now et-ems as if
1'. -ton w ill have a distinctly labor can
delate fur Mayor at iheeoming inur.i.'i
1 , 1 1 election. Ceo, K. McNeill, chair
ni m di-triet aspenildy No. HO. Knights
of l.ab..r. will be their standard bearer,
aereeing to run if T.ouu names are se
cured to the pledge to vote for him.
Henry lleorge is behind McNeill and if
thu latter is nominated. Ceorge will
take the stump for him in this city.
TO A WHITE KOSE.
BY W. II. RACCH.
Oh. queenly rose from Tempe's bo wers!
In thy frail beauty dressed, !
Thou art, indeed . of Uowers !
Even back in ancient F.Jen thou
Wert beautiful its now . !
Thy snow-white bloom I
Has pvesred what lirows! ;
Thy sweet perfume. :
What souvenir of sacred vows!
rove needs thee in her gentle art:
For Venus" shrine w as incomple e ,
Till thou with thy imperial sweet ,
Didst joy impart. j
Rut never dust iliou ?eera so fair.
And neyer iialf so much in place
If beauty true doib beauty grace j
As whin 'ni"iiij tresses brown you
Or IIer"s. that blue-eyed maid of mine.
Who lulls thee on her heaving breast
To dreamy sleep and trembling rest:
Or. w hen thy trlow:ug petals press
1 ler i vnry brow !
Tisthen. .sweet rn.e. I must confess.
All other (lowers are lovely less.
Pv f ir than thou.
.Jonfs County Items..
I i"' loir al irenten is rt mart. aMv
1 w .
Mr. John P. Crav savs that thieves
are stealing Ins fat hogs.
Mi . It. I. May is up and out on the
streets atiain. after a three months at
tack of typhoid fever.
Mr. Ceorjie W. Mallar I is building a
netv dwelling m-.-tr the Nethercutt fork
of the roads near Trenton.
Pled, near Trenton, at Mr. P. Mor
ton's on Wednesday last of conu-esiion
of the limns. Miss Sarah Had not. aed
ine of my neighbors found un over
coat near my house supposed to be lost
by a waeon driver near Riohlauds . Can
have it by describing it.
The lirm of Scarborough tt I.earv has
changed to I.earv, Whitaker & C.
i Mri, s.-ar.orous:h having disposed of
her interest in the lirm to them
Mr. 1 larris. of the Free 117. Batisf
denomination, juearhed at the Nether
cutt school house on Sunday last and
received ami baptized one member. ;
The election is over ami all now ap- :
pear satisfied. Every one has gone to
work and quit talking and thinking j
polities for at least, we hope, one year i
Trade was very brisk at Trenton on !
Saturday; money appeared plenty,
merchants were smiling and busy but
it appeared that the bar rooms were not
Mr. F.ditor, you have be' n urging
your eaders to raise hay. I am of the
impression that our farmers have this j
year raised an abundant supply. Some !
of them made more crab grass than any
other crop, but few- of them have saved i
any of it.
Our talented young friend, G. AW
Koonce. has left us and gone to Wash
ington. L. C. to take charge of an
ollice tendered him by tho postmaster
general. Wo wish you good luck.
George; we know you have the vim and
energy to win anywhere in any position
that may he tt-ntlered ynu.
I heard a gentleman relai g that one
of his i cighbors had quit Minting for
coons because he like to have stepped
on a six-foot rattlesnake, and had also
made further reformations since the
earthquake shock. AVhy, said he, you
now- never hear him emphasizing his
sentences with expletive and unneces
The tallest woman who ever has vis
ited Trenton during my recollection
iti. years) was there on Saturday last.
She was a young colored girl from
Onslow county aged about 20 years. As
soon as she entered a store the whole
crowd was eyeing and wondering at
her height. She passed me as I was
sianaicg in mr. i.rogaen s store door:
when she passed into the store, and as I
stand six feet in height, I had to throw
my head back a little for the eye to ob
serve her height She had some ac
quaintances with her who informed me
that her sister and mother were much
taller than she was. I afterwards saw
her talking with a very small colored
man and it reminded me of an incident
that happened in Trenton many vears
ago, when I was a small boy, between
two well known citizens of Trenton.
James It. Conner and John Still. Con
ner was a remarkably tall man over 7
feet while Siill was a verv low man.
Still delighted himself iu teasing Con
ner about his height; would walk up to
him whenever he could get a crowd to
enjoy it, and hold up his hands and say
"James, please throw me down a chew
On the plantation of Mr. Coble, near
Trenton, is an old grave yard where
many of the Pryans are buried. I found
there a tombstone with this inscription:
To the memory of Hardy Bryan. Eq..
clerk of the county court of Jones
county for many vears: was born April
IlOth. 1TS1: died Dec. 11th. 1888. aged 52
years t. months and 20 days." Mr
Bryan was a leading man of his county
iu his day. I can recollect him well:
recollect hearing the people say where
could they lind a man to liii his oflice.
Mr. Bryan was a hotel keeper: kept it
in the house where Mr. Brogdeu now
resides. His good wife was named
Wealthy. I also recollect that he had
two daughters. .Mary and Julia. Mary
married Christopher Khodes. moved to
Wilmington, where they both di-d.
Julia married Dr. Jesse D. Hines. who
was at that lime a practicing physician
at Trenton, moved to Polloksvifle and
died and was buried in the Bryan grave
yard, lli- widow. I learn, yet survives
him and is a resident of New Berne,
living with her daughter. Mrs. J. C.
YVhitty. Mr. Bryan was a great hunter
of foxes ..ml ili-.-r. and spent all his
spare time chaiug them. I had for
gotten where ibis good mail was buried
until last week : I was passing through
his old home-tead and aceidemly
-1 i ii to or
Best Work Guaranteed.
L'lt C 1.. .-11 KKi.FOKn. Denti.-t
;h' -e on M
a. ii. holiox
r 1 ai- r.-i..i ill- i n t.-
The Waters of Eastern Caro
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E. IV. S3!. LI. WOOD. liEO.HOVFE.
Smallwood & Stover,
TIXWA RE. GLA SS IV A RE,
SASH. DOORS. BLINDS.
GLASS. 1'ATSTS. OILS
JLWSURPASSED AS TO
PRICE AND QUALITY.
Middle street, Next loor to
Albert Hot. 1
NEW BERNE. N. C.
If S. F. TESSEB,
Wholesale and Eetail Grocer,
A Valuable Plantation 1'cr Sale or Rent.
situated on ihe totch sloe ot the Netise
Kiver. thiee and a half mil8 from the City
ol .New Hern. . r. One hundred antl twentv-
rive acres clem-id. strung, rich land, some i
oi n sunarjie mr irncKirg. 1 lie balai.ee, two
hundred and two acres. heavily timbered with
pine. oak. e prt ss aiul other Is i, ds of timber.
It is a:so fine grazing bind titxid dwelling
antl -utl.iiildiiijs. and a Hue orchard It bus
a large fishery framing hall n mile on the
bench where there am high hams of marl
lhat can n -ver lie exhnusteu. i.-om which
ecsvlg an h ad with eaee Jl isa very beau
tiful and neallhv 1 ciuion. presenting a near
view lo tnc pissing vessciB ai:d Tailroatl
'I he cleaied land with liuilclir.gs and orchaid
will be sold separate ifdesjied. TerniH re -.tumble.
Apply I) I'. TilKNWl I'H, on the
place nr w Hern, N. C. novL'l dwtjanl
6EQB0E MIEN & GO.
Agricultural 1 in p I e m e n t s.
Plow?, Harrows, Cultivators,
ll.-.-es antl Axes.
Wood's Jtlowcrs and JJeapers,
Cotton Oins and Presses,
Km tili7..rs Land Plaster, Ivaiuit
Mccliiiii-cs Tool and Hardware,
Liino Urit-k Cement. Plaster
Hair, Paint, Ivalsomiiie, Var
nisli. Oil. (ilnss. Putty and Hair.
Fr e.t-rs, lft i'rierj'tors. Oil
Cook Stoves. Kitreka Burg-Iar
Proof Sash 1-tn lii., warranted to
ffive security ai tl satisfaction.
IMtlCKS VKitY LOW.
tJI'O. ALLEN & CO.
"MOORE COUNTY GRIT"
Thp bet Millstone in the World fur Table Meal.
ui. .if meal sent n application. Send for prices on
l'.r;ai.,j Com Mill, Upper and Under Banners and Mill-st.-ies.
We are agents for Engines, Boiler , Saw
.Mills, f'otton Oil!, PUueri, Shafting, l'ullcys, Ac,
,ilo frr KoMcr-Tlill Outfit which save 0 to 7Seenu
f'-r the miller in every barrel of floor he makes.
Write sLitine what yon want find terms yon wish to Ira v on.
ti.ve rpfrrenws. Address. North Carolina Jiill
81 otic Co., Iarkcowd, Mooru Co., N. C.
A good Tract of Land of about 400
Acres in Contentcea Neck Township,
Lenoir county About one-third cleared.
For cash or on favorable yearly instalment-!.
For particulars enquire of
D. E. PERRY.
nov4 wtf Kii ston, N. C.
Has been thoroughly renovated and newly
furn'.S'ied. Table supplied with the best the
market attoi ds. Transient boarders toliclted.
Goed, attentive men at the stRbles to care
for team. Cliti :ges rer.sop.ab!e.
Mil., f. M SMITH.
New Crue, April, ISSO. p21 wly dlw
J. J. TOLSON,
Vho!ef.nc and Retail Dealer in
Choice Groceries and
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes'
NEW BERNE, N. C.
Goods Ruaranted as repreff-r.ted.
oclO dCt wtf
E. ML HODGES,
Carts, Wagons, Wheels,
And Wheel Stocks, Axles, &c.
Repairing Joue on short notice.
Work gu.arar.t-ed . and prices lower
for the Panic wea k than can he obtained j
A liberal discount ciTered to the!
CiVi: Ml. A TIJIAI..
Queen btivet, Kicston, N. U. j
NEAR XUNN'S HOTEL.
Of th.- bo.i i- el
..!- . iil-1 fiw.KIilV Ml-IL CO.. KTTF
rt't'l anil st renntliHiiel. oil ruirtictr
F ; . -'C- si --. . r-ra-j'ii ::.;. .-.I. r. 1
F. -t. - t.!!!-- 1 I Ml N T MAM.V.
SIMMONS & MANLY,
ATTOKKYS AT LAW.
W ! : . practice in the Courts of rrnven ..li.ncn
ipr;ow. 'u riort't , i'nin ! ii'o, Lent r pnd Hyjt
an. I ihe Kedoral four at Nw l'eroe.
Farl:r Suits, Chamber Sets,
es, Solas, ;
AT U()( K HOTTOM I'KICKS.
1 i Mul !Ie Street. New Kr rne. N c
OVKN H. CiCION. V li. P.KI.I.KTIKR
OUION & PELLETIER, , :
or'Tlt i-'KOST ST.. I I PP. (".ASTON Hofs F..
-JEW BER.NE. .. C.
1'ractioe where Bervlces are desired.
t iHcti 'e in the upreiu- Tourt, aud iu l
Keut ul Tourt at New Heni,
in-.if this Jinn will ilwavs he t. thp f.i.
: : i: ;i;tceH a 1 tniif k speci rif-a below :
1 1 -I.-OM , .Tdin-si coiint, Saturday of each
aihl I'VhJt i);,
B- a urort. Carteret count v. Thursday ofea-b
wt - t - k
Jacksonville, uusiow coir ly, tbe first Mr
day in each mon.
NEW STORE !
Has just returned from the Northei?i
Markets, where be purchased a
VERY LARGE STOCK
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps,
and everything usually kept in a Flral
Clans Dry Goods Store, and he is deter
Sell Them Lower Than Ever.
H will give High Prices the Wont
Shaking they ever had.
Look at some of our leaders:
A Good Button Shoe. $1.00
Ladies and Misses' Jerseys 50
A Good Tie 20
A Good White Shirt
Men s and Boys' Hate at 85
Boy's Suits as low as S.25
Also a nice assortment of Children's
Woollen Hoods and Sacks very low:
Carpets and Oil Cloth; Trunks and Val
ises; a nice assortment of Shawls and
Blankets an.d Buggy Robes.
All we ask is to call and examkie our
stock before purchasing elsewhere and
we will save you money. -
Don't farget the place,
Bi-lio,. Building:. Opposite llap
. , Wm. stjltan.
Jas. A. Thomas, Salesman. o7 dw
K. R. JONES,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
Gfinfira, Mf.rp.hanM9r.- v
IS A OO I. NO AN1 TIES, Etc.
ConeienmenUs of Grain, Cotton and '
other Produce solicited. . 1
Primnf A -. .... 1
N. W. Cor. South Front and Middle SU
NEW BEKSE, N. C. e
TT n TTCT7 FT7DDT?lil3
aav u kj-ui iii ri i ij ijt
DINNER SETS, 125 Pieces. 1
TEA SETS, 46 Tieces.
CHAMBER SETS. If) & 9 Pl.r
FINE TOILET SETS,
AND A :
FULL LINE OF v
HOUSE FUKNISIIING GOODS,!
L. II. CUTLEirS,
26 & 28 Middle Street,
NKW BKltNE. S. V.
DR J D. CLARK,
Office on Urr.veo (treet, bvwfp Pollock
and Broad ir7.Jrtwiy
F. G. SIMMONS,
Offlro fit W.O. BRYAN'S. onBontb Front
Btreet. t wo doom west of Urc-en Fot A Co.'
Bank. . . .
r rroniDt attention -rlvnn tn tl. malm .
Cotton and oilier Prpduce. aep2dwSm
uysters ana ttestaurant,
i-a- . a. nunoLa nas ODonea n
First-Class Oyster Saloon and Restaur
ant, one door below Cotton Hxr.hn.ir
and ia nrnnnrfMl f n furniah Oa m mi
every style. , . ;v . -.
iieaiB ul mi nniirn. ami im aimmtn.
attheir homes if desired. se28 dw3m
ik your retailer for tba Orlclaal S3 flkM
BeiT-Lre of mloyluo .
NoneGepoiuennlcsd berii)KtiI'BtV '
1 Madetn Bntton.Congrea ft tAoa,
Liw var 0-n. unexoB-w M
jiearonoc. A postal eanl sent
This shoe ntandi higher In tile Mttmsttoai of
TTcarrrs tli'in f:;y other in the World. TtlOllMBda
rho wear ic -.vjii t.-ii you lioreasoa IX JTOtft MltUMM
Howard Jone8,".Sole Agento tor
New Berne, N. C.
"Divine in hr okas, glorious In plp.
When iiit witb amber mellow rlchandilpe.
Vet thy true loveis more admire by fnr
Thy iiakc il U autios-give fce a cigar !"
'These you will And in R. w.Tansllls 4 Co.'B
fine brands of choice cignis.nl ways kept br
w m I.. I'ai.m ir at big bazaar.
If you want the bent, come to me and get one,
or more, the heKt by far.
.Next to the corner of Middle and Booth
si reef , eHHt Bide,
New Berne, N. C.
Wm. Lu PALMER.
For Fall Planting,
Cabbage. Kalo, Spinach and Turnip
K. n. MEADOWS & CO.
aug21 d w
E. H. J. A. Meadows,
! Commission Merchants
1000 Tons Kainit and
For Truck stud Cotton ropf.
! - t-peeial Mention Riven to the sale of
f COTTON nnd GRAIN.
Liberal advances made on Consignments.
Olliresat comer Poiiork til Middle streets
an I'nlon I'ulnt
R. O. E. LODGE,
IJolow Express Office.
iiiavHl' dliawil w
WP. BURRUS & CO.,
GRAIN AND J0TT0N
NEW BEKNEj N. C.
k i -m
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