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ft 9. -www if, $
I X TIT7: P7'X I ) KTNTT IIST ALL Til 1 ( ;s.
NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, JULY I I,
Terms 9B.OO Per Ter. '
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Soma have pleuty, some
W.liare'Aangt and so
.rTn fclfctd matters
-whictkia fact nd substance is jost
Vaw bZo. 4n tAll rnn. tht onr
wht U stIU better we have sold a good quantity of tlu-m !r.-:dy, hut
not enocb to break the immense assortment In the various branches of
V LADIES' DRES8 GOODS in th. new leaJin- -naies
GJaghama, Pongees, India Lawns, Piques, Em
broidered Dreaa Robes and so on.
Pine line of Notions, Handkerchiefs, Buttons, Ruch
ings, Everlaating Trimmings, Embroideries, Para
sols in rariouJ style", in fact wo oannnt onunicrat.' n!! h-.r-.-for
'JSBADT HADE CLOTHING in .any quantity for Men
tjjyf tPUnty of Bboea at all prices, brides the well known
wSdigter Bros. make. Qenta' Hats, Neckwear, nd
o'fortK. Pants Goods from 10 ote- Pr 7ui to 1-7r'-Furniture,
Furniture, Glassware and Groceries,
fii truth SIMt anything needed that may add to your happiness,
whtch you will surely
Fourth of duly Celebration !
QCUY YOUR SUL1MER GOODS AT
We hTB siore and oonfltantly arriring, Seasonable Goods for
Summer Wear, onsiatiug of Drabdete Suits, Seersucker.
AlpOSl43rs;e and Flannel Coats and Vests.
wejtof Ju ftfx er wear uiaeueii ana L.argti iu ue sreu
SlWLvU Thread, Balbriggan, Qasie and Net Undershirts itud
Dravcrt to auitch.-T J&at Bleached Jeans Drawers, 50c.
:IaOirtSr whH far Tariety. All who hare u?ed The Pearl Sbrrf
ar well jlead both -with lit and wear. A nice set of Triple Plate Buttons
wi&eah. half-dexen Shirts. We will guarantee our Boss COc. Shirt to equal
any SSeiShirt in New Berne.
plajed. J3oeoaj-Pitt Jid Colored Shirts; Lawn Tennis Shirts and Shos.
lotof Jaw. Means & Co.'s $3 Shoes just arrired.
CtoJJarrllI15i.C Collars and Cuffs, fi
TjBifalSjjIaaLSaJrIiBen and Cotton, all priors. Ti
katchJet joa te-atXcr, 15c:
TI-lM1fcVrrUjaj)tl Colored Neckwear, new lot just received.
Sari!&i.airTe.re !n'.i& Tew days, only 10c. Porpoise Ride Shoe
GentV Parter8iik' and eetton. Sleeve Supporter-, ( "uff and Sei
Batrtfne' Srilta iast arrived. Firemen's Kubl - r ( oat--, lla's an
Trunks, Valisea, Straw Matting, Carpets, Kugs, etc.
Be sure and call on us before you buy.
HOWARD & JONES,
HIS CLOTHING EMPORIUM
to the Store lately oocapid by Wm. Hollister. where -with more Room ;
hia iuuixind Stook, be ia, with the assistance of
MR. SAMUEL J. 13A1.I..
prepared toahow and sell at Hard Pan Price.
Th PnTEST. NOBBIEST. NEATEST. PRETTIEST and
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Straw, Derby and Fur Hats,
Doots and Shoes,
Dry Goods, Etc., Etc.
I AM SOLE AGENT FOR
I i. BATTLES' MEl'S CALF SEWED $2.50 SHOES
The only SfaOM told In this rltr that are WARRANT
ED; hy Uv Manufacturer TO ME and BY ME To MY
CfSrOMKRH. Tlx: Kvery plr m Wrmtdi hou J
tuay ot Uiem In anyway vithln-n,noDAblr lime
arv oat. 1 win upon
r ntaa to lj(ta or weatr irti ardjri) tMuntr
WSITIUiothii Hi Pa urtfSXaAJMa. It tr the
.'Mat. aaeat a ad obaapect -Bttoa la fltta Vortj fr Ore
T. rbT com
CHfrM Mid Laos up
1 harm 1 ti ftali
lm aiUraoa, who have txsuht lha "Hri'LL8 rtHQt. '
aoaaa of which hava worn dm palraa long aa 17 mnnit:.
ni wimmhiiii II the Bar,C1iepet ami tw!nl W ear
4n4 hoa to ta vor.d.
I rapetftrrwHrit an taspertkm of
tioa to au riunjjusiag rtom a.
Kiadle Screwt. at Wm.
Girls and Young Ladies
Full oorpa of Teacherg.
Write for terms to
r!?!r t tfcvr r?
ffiTli If kl A. wA Iiir 4 Pram )tt . a.
gfyT V ft f wWO- M bONw FRU
HATE BKMOYKD TO TUr.llt
TWO STORES, SOUTH OF THEIR FORMER STAND,
And keett af FLOUR. HEATS, COFFEI'. wUOAI?, SYHl'l'S
MOAJBaliS. SALT. .TOBACCO, SNUFF AND ciOAatS, au
TrrtMax la the QBOCEKT J.JIiE, a FULL, STOCK and at
; MV JnUCES for OAJBU.
much to spare
t h i , that we bnveu c hud
new soring coods h.ive ri'inc in
procure by giving your
"The Celebrated Pearl Shirt."
he best Linen Hand-
Episcopal Church, Pollock St
rtun ot eaarasea pan ana Bi ai -
la oonca. riaia an l aearp loco
from tome of oar beat and Irai-
our Stock and gnarantse pntire patisfae-
HolIIatar'aOld Stand, 8in of Flag.
New Building. Ample accommodation.-; lor
wt ail OaAckA
nai. Tai a 8TTRS ELaaMT UtM qaj
UMID naii. ohm oat Snterir
al PTtDCilWSW E ? -
tb Mat o t d !msm rt av-c
is Ht wtthool dtiay. Te nicrij
Raasaa ornninn rrscra in
t aiifwT.ii 1 nBjrliTmoa been Btrtnffii aati aa J
life are fVm fmcb , t& piia
totctt.- nxnz 7. u
HASRI8 REMEDY CO.. rc CHfvT
BOOH H, Ton Mi Street. ST. LOTOS. 1TO.
Trial of our AppHanco. AM, for Terms!
THE GIRLS THAT ARE WANTED
rtsegirlnthatare warned aro good gi rl--"rood
from the heart to tbe lips:
Ture aa the lily is white and pure.
Krom its heart to its sweet leaf Up-"
Tlit RirU that are wanted are home
(iirls that are mother's right haui.
Thnt father and brothers ran trust ...
And t!i-- little ones undestand.
(iiris th.it are f a.ir on the hearths tor. i.
And pleas.int when nobody sees.
Kind an i sweet to their own folk.
lleudy :md anxious to please.
The girU lint are w:m:.l are ise K'ir!s
That know wh.it to Jo and to say .
That drive wiih a smile or soft word
The wrath of the household away.
The girls that are wanted are girls of
Whom fahi.n e:in never deceive:
Who can fallow whatever is pretty.
And dare, n hat is silly, to leave.
l ii ' k'ii'iJ th it nte wir.ted are careful
Wlin ci un t h hat a tiling will cost .
Who u -e with a prudent, generous ban J ,
Hut ,-ee that nothing is lost.
Tne girls that are wanted are girls, with
Thev are. wanted for mothers and
Wanted to cradle in loving arm',
Tne strongest and frailest of lives.
The clwver. the wittv. the brilliant
Thev are very few. understand.
Hut. oh ' fur the ire, loving, home
Tiu-ro - a n.n unit and -Heady demand .
New York Ledger.
KltOM TH K MOINTAINS.
KlUIi-R ili'CKN'AL: Wc have
had our resr and again ready for
the homo stretch. Jut abore
where I left you in my laot, which
yo i will rt uienilicr wa at the west
end of the 6wannanoa tunnel, is;
the water divide where extremes
meet, and the beautiful clear water,
runs off towards Tennessee, in i
obedience to the Greeley in June- j
tion. "0 west." How I did hate
to see nil that sji.irklm.i;' Atua I'ura
running away from u. w.hen it
would be such a comfort to us in
the low lands of the ear. Hut'
tlie,re was another case of a meet
ing of extremes here. While I was
siting for Major Boomer to escort ;
tne to the snmrnir on my return :
trip which 1 was to t ike alone, j
a man came along with a double !
barn-lied shot gun. and a belt tilled !
with cartridge who inquired of i
Lhe bystanders where was a good j
place to find some rattlesnakes
as be'wifehed to kill one. 2s'ovr here !
was one man who wanted to find a j
rattlesnake, and upon my word and,
honor, I was one who did not want
to find any .-mkes. Heseemedex-tre-mely
anxious to find one and I
was nuiti' as extremely anxious not
to, so extremes mtt right here.
The. conversation turned upon;
rattlesnakes and sorai rattling
snake stories were told. I listened
with deep interest when the direc
! tions were given the snake hunter
: of the place most likely to lind one. j
i It was my full intention not to go'
i there. Hut fortunately thedircc-j
tions pointed out invariably were j
oil' my Line of return and the further i
assurance that rattlesnakes were
quite scarce this season was an
1 evidently gratifying crop report to
We were now ready and otl for
the top right over the great long
tunnel, where there is a beautiful
view of the western slope and
many other slopes. A field literally
taken wait daisies charmed and
delighted me and we gathejed
quite a posey lor the hotel people,
l-'ioui the point in eueheiian par
lance, having ordrrci up aud 1 was
to iju it ah'Ht. My route was down
the ridge on an old stage road wide
, and eo in modioli, frte from brush
or weeds, and owing to rhe snake
stories, before mentioned. 1 neither)
j went "to tjie nghC.uor the left, bat
keit in the middle of the road.-' .
The n jik down hill differs quite
'greatly from a walk up hill, but in
this ease it was a clear walk over,
any way, and J, vn i 1 1 1 but little
1 trouble- crossed the Swannanoa
gp. where so mueh labor, capital
I and skill was employed to get the
railroad over. Keacbing the track
right at the eastern end of the
' tunnel I was directed to the railroad
and upon my route 1 would pass!
through four or five tunnels but 1
none very long, aud with no train
likely to pass up before four o'clock,
but in ca.se I did mett a train iu one
of them, why just squeeze up on ;
ono side and there need be no col
lision. The route was simply
sublime aud the scenery as wild as
any one could wish, but somehow 1
(w other the idea ol serving as1
wedge wood to stop a train passing :
through a tunnel was almost as in
'eiiMl:!ig as mv previous thought
ofbeiiiL.' a leethmg ring for some
juvenile rattlesnake. Though for
tune l.nors the brave; and 1 was
brave aud fortune was favorable.
The longe-t tunnel I had to pass
through has a curve in it and when
looking in at one cud you don't see
out at the othei end although you
are morally certain that there is
another. While looking into the
matter and wondering what it
w.istha' "darkened the hole," the
joyful sound of piek and hammer
broke upon my ear. m fact 1 believe
it broke all over me. There w;vs a
party of workmen in the tunnel as
was aNo made evident by the glim
mering tapers flittering about.
If there is a sp"t on the earth or
under it where you want company,
and want it badly too. it is in a tun
nel when you don't know how soon
the train may come. This, however,
w i soon passed and the Rubicon
was crowed, the others were short
and ymi could ee right through
be;'.. re entering, and in addition
to that, 1 overtook another pedes
trian with a gun on his shoulder, a
valise hung on it and a banjo under
Ins arm taking an observation oi
the achievement-of engineering so
el itvoratelv di-ii laved hereabouts.
We formed a coal
down in second
tie Vole, to the
Knob where I
while lie movi d
tion and marched
ward -.v le on a
le iel at Hound
! unied in to rest
on towards his
home in Hurke.
Thus I had successfully performed
the great French evolution of
marching up the hill and then
down again, The sights seen
in the journey being sufiieient
to remunerate for a week of such
Ilound Knob, Jnly -, 1S57.
(;i aiii d from Our rxchiliisjp.
part- oi ( 'a-'
' prevails, a-tariiHT-
Wilniiugion '.( : A eorres
pondriit inun Siiallotie. llruriHWiek
county, says lieaxy rams on the
L'.'.d and J.'itli l '.lime injured crops
to some extent the iowlands were
o ertiowed and cni. nitatoes and
cotton washed n;. I' pi. md cotton
is very good, but on lowlands it
will Lc ahno-i a l.uiure. Other
crops average very cll.
NVdson A'h-.ni,, : Monday of
ljst week a colored cirl. named
Mary l'ndpen.was hilled by the fall
ntp ot a gum tre( in a swamp.
This occurred nn Henderson Bag
ley's f.irm. Her head, neck nnd
foot, were broken by the fall.
Yil niin 'Hon cit ic
Neimever, the veteran
! credited with the best run yet
made on the W. Sc W. It H. Sun
day night he ran from Weldon to
Wilmington in hours and 18
minutes, the actual running time
being ; hours andi t minutes for
U2 Hides. It 1 posit iv a y 'stated
that a Dev.. large steamer is to be
snortiy put on uie i iv er net ween
tins ciiv aim oinuiiviiie we oeg
pardon, boutliport. As yet it is
not much more than a rumor, al
though positively staled as we
have said, as a fact by those who
are unwilling or unable to give par
ticulars. Greensboro .V ". : A rumor is
atloat in Haleigh that a large pub
lishing house with an immense
capital, will soon be established in
that city, under the auspices of
the Southern Presbyterian Church.
Mr. J. D. White, the city cen-
sns taker, commencing his labors
on Tuesday morning of ten o'clock
finished taking the census of the
First ward at 1 p. m. yesterday.
His book shows a total of 414 souls.
Of that number there are 319
white and 9.") colored people. With
in the limits of the ward there are
124 children of school age, 87 white
and 37 colored. The property
valuation of Guilford county has
been increased 273,000. The
Xorth Stad' thinks it could have
been raised to 700,000 without in
justice to any one. The commis
sioners will meet again next Mon
day to hear complaints, etc.
Charlotte Chronicle : George T.
Tnrner, the wealthy proprietor of
the Valley Falls cotton factory at
Spartanburg, who last Sunday
week so brutally murdered Jalins
Mezkia one of his employees, be
cause he askod him for a settle
ment, aud for whose apprehension
Governor Richardson olfered a re
ward of 1."0, was arrested Monday
afternoon at Try on, N.('.,by the
Fisher Brothers, formerly noted
moonshiners. The train which
left Charlotte for Statesville last
Tuesday night was fired into by j
some unknown party. The bullet I
entered the express car through a
window, cutting a small round hole j
in the glass. It was lired at short :
range and the weapon ued was
evidently a small calibre pistol. :
There is no clew to the guilty party;
ami no motive is known for the
deed. If the shoot ist is captured.1
he will be initiated into the mys-;
teries of peiiiteutiary life Dr. :
F. Scarr, keeper of Elmwood ceme
tery, has made a success at pine
apple culture. The plants were
grown in the hot house and were
carefully attended to from the very i
day they were set out. Yesterday :
Dr. Sc irr cut a large and finely
matured pineapple from the bush
and brought it up town to show as ;
a sample of Charlotte grown pine i
apple. It is as line as any ever
imported. Last ear Dr. Scarr ;
raised a first rate crop of bananas
All ol our editors expect to at
tend the Press convention at Hen
Prof. Fetter and family are
Ocracoke, where the Professor
engaged to teach.
Several families have gone
Ocracoke where they will ri
themselves these hot days.
Potts is quite lonely in his cell.
He complains that the steward of
the jail don't feed him well.
A boatman tried to steal a 11
year old girl Monday, by dressing
her up in men's clothes. The father
caught the girl aud came
murdering the boatman.
Solicitor Allen and
ton of Kinston
visit last week
made us a pleasant
They arc true rep
resentati ves of the Democratic1
party, and are worthy tho honors
they have worn. I
Messrs. J. 15. Bonner and G. D.
Langston. of Aurora, appeared be-!
fore the commissioners Monday ;
and entered their protest against
the sale of Whiskey. The coinmis-1
sioners granted license and s(l the
bad work goes ou.
Mrs. Liucke is enjoy in g the q met
summer breeze at her home.
Shepherd admitted her bail on the
sum of -roOO by consent of the solici-'
tor. The impression of guilt is.
stamped upon her which was evi
dent from the character of her own
The Normal opens Monday. We
expect to strike bauds with Capt.
Lane, Ivy Sutton and the snake
correspondent at Swansboro. If
he wants additional light on snake
ology tell him to come over to the
Normal and Prof. Graham will give
him a short lecture.
The oration delivered on Inde
pendence day by Mr. C. F. Warren
was a master piece of logic, rhet
oric and philosophy. It dealt in
America's past, present and future.
The historical facts brought to light
in the oration are food tor thought.
It is published iu the !it : tt .
The custom of beating on a tin
pan when Ives swarm, in order to
make them light sooner, originated
in hmgland and is still practiced in
some parts of our own country.
Many experienced apiarists, how
ever, do not approve the plan ab
l'.illiiko ille Hicll School.
The closing exerci-es of this
school under the principal-hip of
Prof. W. I-'. Wootcn, began on the
night of tiie -oil of June, at s
o'clock p. m. The academy was
The audience was entertained for
three and one half oi- four hours by
declamations by the boys anil read
ing by the girls of tho school. The
pieces were well selected and ren
dered in a manner which showed
careful training and reflected honor
on both the teachers and them
selves. The programme Ins been
lost or I would give it, but suffice it
to say, that all did well. Some
showing first rate elocutionary
Next morning at 1 o'clock we
hied our way to the . mirclr where
the address was delivered by Dr.
Vtanlv- rf U'aL-fl Vi.rosf f-l 1 & era
Notwithstanding th. inclemency 1
oi ttie weather, tne vJJOctor had a
large audience who were well
pleased with his ready wit and his
deep knowledge of the subject,
"Preparation for Lite." in which
he gave the young folks much good
advice, varied occasionally by a
rich anecdote which made his
address highly amusiug as well as
instructive. Ilia lame as an orator
had proceeded him and none were
when they had
his eloquent appeal to
the youths to prepare themselves
well for the time when on their
shoulders will rest the prosperity
aud advancement of our govern
ment and the welfare of coming
generations. At the close of the
address, Prof. Wooten in a short
speech presented the speaker with
a beautiful bouquet of flowers in
I behalf of the ladies of Polloksville.
Iu the afternoon the trustees
met and elected Prof. Wooten
Principal, and Miss V ilhe A. Bell
assistant for the fall term. Both
are excellent teachers and their
efforts in behalf of education are
much appreciated by the patrons
of the school.
On Friday morning the steamer
Kinston was at the wharf bright
and early ready to take the chil
dren of the school and their friends
down the beautiful Trent. After a
stay of fifteen minutes at New
Berne we steamed away on our
way to Kiverdale one of the most
beautiful and picturesque spots on
Neuse river. We were allowed the
use of the grounds by the kind
owner. A bountiful repast was
spread on the green grass and
under the old factory by the ladies
who were afraid it would rain, then
the wants of the inner man were
attended to. Onr stay was cut
short by the hoarse whistle which
warned us that our time was up
and unless we made our way to the
boat we might be compelled to stay
at Kiverdale longer than we bar
gained for. Then commenced our
journey homeward; the boat
stopped at New Berne 30 minutes
thus allowing all who wished the
opportunity of viewing the new
Hotel Albert. At the end of 30
minutes we were reminded that our
brief stay at the city of elms was
over and we were again making
our way up the river Trent. Some
enjoyed themselves dancing while
others looked on and chatted
musdy with their friends. From
all appearances cupid had slipped
aboard (without paying his fare)
and was making sad havoc with
many tender hearts. The young
folks danced in the academy till a
late hour in the night, then sought ;
repose in the arms of morpheus, and
to ilream pleasantly of their trip.
Thus ended the commencement.
A Very Important Convention.
On the 10th day of August a
i very important convention will as
jsemble in the city of Atlanta and
: remain in session perhaps for ten
j days. For the first time the far
mers of the South will meet in a
; convention of their own to discuss
j the unsettled" problem of Southern
agriculture under its new conditions
Of the ten cotton States it is cer-
tain that eigbt will be represented
by full and conpjjlete-delegations.
, it is hoped the other ' States Ala
i bama and' Mississippi :"wttl bo
i heard from in due' fjrje. ' '
I The subjects of trrrdiscuasion at
this convention are practical and
' pressing. They teach the business
as well as the scipnee of agricul
ture. Commissioner Henderson
; and his associates have divided
the subjects, giving each State its
special topic of discussion, and
able writers and speakers are now
engaged from the Oarolinas to
Texas collecting such facts and ar-
rauging such argument as will be
useful and convincing to the far
mers of the South.
We hope for great good from
this convention. Politicians ap
pear to have been excluded from
its discussion and matters confided
mainly to practical hands. There
are many things in Southern agri
culture yet unsettled. Many ex
periments, results of which are not
yet ascertained. It will be strange
if tho ten days' proceedings of this
; convention of five or six hundred
, nropri! farmers does not fpach n
, something we did not know before,
1 confirm us in right ways and lead
' us back from mistake and venture.
Atlanta will welcome the conven
tlou and will see that the delegate
aio made as comiortable as pos
sible during their stay in the city. '
A Peculiar Region.
One need not journey to thu wihU
of the Park Continent or hunt up
a desert island iu the Pacific or In
dian Oceans to find a spot on the
earth's surface where taxes areTun
kuown. There is such a No man's-land in
our own country, according to a
recent item goiug the rounds of the
It is a territory bordering on the
northern line of Lincoln County,
Maine, called 'Hibbert's Gore.-' It
contains .'-i;j4 acres of land and ten
flourishing families. It is bounded
by the lines ol three counties
Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo but is
not claimed by either. The inhabi
tants do not maintain a municipal
organization, and cannot vote for
President, governor, members of
legislature, or town officers.
IV AN" EYE WITNESS.
Mohkuead City. July I. !--7.
El itor Jul hnai. As it not infre
quently happens th;,t a k;.'u,i listener,
by reason of remarks i!ia!e in his hear
ing by bi ail site?, ami by close obser
vations of the actors, is enabled to form
a n-.ore correct opinion of tho results at
which men aim. and to gain a more in
timate knowledge of plans and schemes
than their uuthor would care to have
him possess. I propose in response to
your request to Rive you the impres
sions made n; n an observer bv-the
meeting of th- '-holders of the A. &
X. C. II. Ht thi- , ye.-tc-rdav. June
Circulating amoiij? the little groups
gathered about the hotel before the hour
of assembling. I eoon learned that the
majority of the stock had been gathered
by one man. and that the proceedings
of the meeting were, so far aa related to
the election of directors, appointment
of committees, etc., already "cut and
dried, " with the cutters and dryers on
hand to see their program carried out.
called to order
irectora put in the
cnair. a scowl or dissatisfaction was ap
parent on more faces than one, and when
the names of certain gentlemen from
Wake wera announced as directors on
the part of the State, and the name of a
gentleman from Chatham as proxy for
tho State, that scowl deepened into an !
expression of Bnger that was noticeable j
even upon the faces of some who rank
themsel vpfl among Gov. iscales' friends. 1
hieh class of individuals, however, in I
this part of the State I rind confined al
most exclusively to the recipients of his
patronage, and those who hope to get i
something from him. Ejaculations of'
6hame! shame! in tones scarcely audible ;
but full of feeling, fell from the lips of ,
many, and conveyed to the writer the
idea that fom great wrong had been
perpetrated. Upon inquiring thecausej
of such an ebullition of feeling he i
learned that while tLe gentlemen from j
Wako and Chatham above alluded to ,
were personally much esteemed by the .
people of this section, still inasmuch as !
neither of them had any known interest i
in the country along the line of the road, '
and none in the road itself except the
ownership of one or two shares of stock, '
just enough to enable them to hold the
positions, the people almost to a man,
who understand the situation, who live
in this section, whose money has gone ;
by the tens of thousands for the con- ;
struction of the road, and in their heavy
debt taxes is still going to pay for that '
construction, and whose prosperity and
welfare is largely dependent upon the
efficient and friendly management of
the road, feel that His Excellency the
Governor, in going outside of their
ranks to select representatives of the
State in the management of a property
situated iu their midst, and in which
they hav an interest measured in dol
lars and cents, paid out about equal to
that of the State itself, if not greater,
and many times greater than that of
all the present controllers and managers
put together, has not only perpetrated a
great w rong upon them, but in making
these i ppointments for the third time,
in the lace of the nuny protests that
have been made to him, has offered
them a direct and premeditated insult.
which at the proper time they will not j
be slow to resent. j
Another caute of complaint was. the
inability to obtain a copy of the Presi-
dent's R;-port, and as it is customary !
for these reports to be printed and ready
for distribution among the stockholders ;
when tho moiing assembles, thereby
giving them n opportunity to consider 1
the "URgeetioT. and recommendations
therein contained before they are called
upon to vote upon tliem. it was not sur
prising, when the President, reading
from the only copy of his report that
seemed to be available, suggested that
the time of holding the annual meetings '
bo changed from 4th Thursday in June to
1st Thursday in August, was considered
by some as a snap judgment, and the
reasons assigned for the change received
with some grains of suspicion. The
idea, said a gentleman on my left, that
tha business of this road has increased
to such proportions that it requires
more than a month to get its accounts
ready for submission to the stockhold- .
era, is all bosh. Just wait until July,
"8? and you will see that the cat in the
meal tub is a coon of another color.
The North Carolina road and all other
r0ads, some of them with a business
thousand times greater than the busi
ness of this road, make up their ac
counts in thirty days. The accounts of
, this road, when doing more business,
and when ita receipts were greater than
they are today, have always been made
up in thirty days, and if it is indeed
true that the present president and his
numerous assistants are unable to make '
i up in thirty days, accounts covering a
i business amounting to the petty sum of
til i ,uuu, lees than the business of any,
first-class merchant in the State, then
His Excellency the Governor ought, in
justice to himself and tho interest of the
stockholders, turn out the whole con
cern and appoint men of some business
papacity in their places. But, said he,
as Col. Morehead closed his protest,
jwhat's the use of protesting without or
ganization; watch the proceedings and
you will see that the president ij run
ning the machine and the Governor
too; he makes the nominations hare,
and the Governor's appointments are
made in accordance with his wishes,
and if but one-half the rumors are true,
it is thought by some that His Excel
lency will, before his term expires,
attempt by lease or otherwise to
place the whole property under his
absolute control or that of his friends
But when the time for leasing or selling
as the case may be, comes, unless the ne
gotiations are kept from the people and
a deal is made whereby the transaction
ia virtually consumated before it is
made known to "outsiders," those who
are now manouvering for the possession
of the road by buying up its stock when
ever it can be had, will while putting a
handsome profit on their investment in
their pockets, be astonished at the price
the road will bring, if his excellency
will permit competitions in bidding for
it."' And then, when too late, those
who have up to this time parted with
their stock under the silly idea that
great good was to come to the road and
incidentally to them by consolidating
it in the hands of one or two men, will
find that they have parted with it for a
mere bagatelle in comparison to the
sum it will yield the purchaser, and
have sold it to men who, their inlluence
in the control of the road having gone
with their 6tock, will have about as lit
tle use for theui as his satanic majesty
his for holy water. Many other
comments of this nature. I might give
1 you. but it would make this communi-
cation too lengthy
The feature of the meeting which
seemed to elicit the greatest attention
was the discussion between the Hon.
F. M. Simmons and Mr. James A.
Bryan of your city, and Mr. Jesse Ken
nedy of Lenoir, upon a resolution of
Mr. Simmons authorizing the directors
of the A. ifC N, C. R. to subscribe to the
bonds an 1 stock of the East Carolina
Land and Railway Co.. a line to run
from New Berne to New river in Onslow
Mr. Simmons portrayed in glowing
colors the advantages of the new enter
prise, described the land through which
the road was to run as llowing with
milk and honey; its rivers tilled with
millions of bushels of oysters, and the
land itself teeming with abundant crops
all merely awaiting proper transporta
tion to make their owners lich and the
country prosperous, while theroad ccn
controlled a road way 20 miles in length,
equal to any in the State and virtually
ready lor the ties. His speech was
strong and telling and if the discussion
had ended when Mr. Kennedy cuggest
ed that we had heard enough, his reso
lution might have been adoptod and a
subscription of many thousands of dol
lars made by the A. iS; N. C. R. to the
stock and bonds of the new road. But
ly -.tv ! -c -.v-in..- i;r. :::;vv'c note?. na. -f I
Pryan took iL
Simmons ' re
be g!;Jd to s--:
the Stat" and
& N. C. R. I
to lu;: ! Mr.
the A '. hi i.i t i
--i.-. ;,!. or. ! V
tion I'ui to
of 11;; i, nr.
eiarcd that i;
even think ..f s - t-
was tr." veriest f
while .-ill 1 1 j i v.;.-.
was niortg.'e-J !-
thousands of dollar
, had been. Finco hr knew
it, regarded by him as a
erty; that if proper!-.- inar.r.j-ed an I
i resources taken caro of. it would roon
pay olf its presont debt and become ,i
dividend paying property. That the
people of this iectir.n huo Lv.Z Their
eyes to its value an i it.-. jv(-rsh(lw:r.z
inlluence upon their trade and r.:.?;H r-
lty. and at one Umo soeir.od to c-ir
tie what became of it: that shrewd capi
talists, men not giyeu to Kivo-ung ..hear
money in dead enterprises, had drifted
among them, am1 seeing the great capa
bilities of the road had purchased lartre
quantities of its stock and were still
seeking to get possession of it with as
much eagerness and avidity as if it rep
resented shares in the mints of Gui
conda. and they would double nd
quadruple their money too That th
cry that the road was a non paying
properly wa all humbug; was made to
coyer a purpose. That the president
said the road would do better ,n private
hands, that being so let the Governor
put it up for lease or sale to the highest
bidder, tirst giving the public proper
notice of his intention. If olfered for
lease under those circumstances, it
would bring a sum that would soon pay
off its debt: if offered for s.ib La
thought it would bring not icsh th;in
600.000 or S3o it per 8bare. l or thete
reasons he had adyieed and still advised
the people of Craven county not to sell
their stock for the figures at wnich it
waB being bought up by those ans iou
to get control of the road, and he ad
vised all others who owned stock to
hold on to it for the present at any rate,
and to await results, which he thought
would in the near future, give tl.rm r,
cause to regret their action.
He said that in regard to his nnt
tion with the Eastern Carolina sydicate.
he would state to Mr. Simmons franki v.
that he did favor mortgaging tt;e A. or
N. C. R. to put it iu order
just as the present managent has done,
and to build the link from Goldsboro to
Fayetteyille or to Sanford. that was to
connect it with th Cape Fear and
Yadkin Valley Road but that Governor
Jarvis would not permit that, and that
without permission, they olfered to
lease the A. & N. C. Road and. pay a
yearly rental of 3 per cent, on its capi
tal stoak. That if that proposition had
been accepted one would now have had
a N. C. line in fact as well as in name,
and the dream of Caldwell. Morhead
and ofhers of a line from the mountains
to the sea would have been reaiizad,
and it would not have been many years
before we would have been by means of
that connection in direct communication
with Chicago and the west.
That his proposition would have de
veloped this country and built up the
ports or .cw Heme and lM.ore.hcaj City
and placed a large amount of money m
the treasury of ihiRoad. but that plans
were said to be en foot for the control
of tho Road . would virtus i:y t .ttK up
the people in this section ci country,
and put money in tbe pockets . '. a few
private individuals only.
For these and reasons given before,
he hoped that the counties and in
dividuals owning stock in the Atlantic
Road would consider well be fort: part
ing with i; t.; parties now trying to
This 1 beiiev e is a fuir statement oi
the two speeches, and while Mr. Bryan
evidently sttuck a very .-ympathetif
and respcn?;ye chord, nnd no do-ib- in
the main portrayed the facts as they aro.
there are some minor points m his
speech, to which jit .i lhr-r w
may take exception.
Several other matte..- A miliar im
portance took place, but a- this com
munication is already longer then I in
tended it to be, I wili bring it to a clooe
by stating the conclusions . hi h li.
procedlugs lei. to-wif
1. That the A. iX v.. Ko.id u-
property whose really fjreai uluc- mauy
of the former stockholders having
failed to see, have parted v.-iih their
stock at figure-" far under what it wa
worth. i. Tha: shrew
ist8. men alive
capabilities of t
alue and the
persistent and determined t fT
possession of a majority of
with the view to obtainit,
control of the Road itself.
3. That his Excellency t'.e
r'.s to get
is considered their rrieiiil. ar;
entente corditile bjtwe-en thTn
to be perfect.
4. That his Excellency ti..
for reasons, various ana sji
excepting those who hoM
Li ., sa i ntr
under and through hini. more ai
mirera uuder his o wn roof than ho ha-'
among the people along tho line c ; the
A. & N. C. Road.
5. That the people of this s.-c: U-n are
pretty well arou9d as to what then
real interests are ; that they have opened
their eyes as to who their true irienda
are, and that knowing what their rights
are they .irr determined 10 mru'nta:n
them . M'.uo-. A vo .
Edmund Tingle lost one i,: .,io iu;'.;.Li
twin boys a day or two ag . Whoor hic
cough the cause.
Charles McCotter is on a yisit to !n.'
friends and old home. lie has be.-u ia
Florida for five years.
Messrs. Kuglers had the entice a:
one of their mills on Smith's creek com
pletely wrecked on last Thursday. It
had only been at work for a fevr days.
Asa Whitcomb is having the Yande
mere mill thoroughly repaired. It is
being done by Mr.Crabtree of your city,
as efficient a machinist as Eastern Caro
C. H. Fowler has returned from a re
cuperating irip to Morehead Ci'.y aud
reports a very enjoyable time and a
large crowd. John B. QuicU. Bob.
Lewis and many others are off to More
head City seeking plsasure.
The steamer Bettie is mate: iany u is
appointing Mr. A. H. Whitcomb. She
ia or bus been fast on the mud i:at in
Clubfoot croek or there nbout. having
the cylinder bringing to his mill on
board, and nothing can be done v kn
out it. It had been to lhe shop for re
pairs. We had an escti-.-iva- fan uf v it tor last
night, ii inches fell in less than -hours.
Many were sa.iiy d isar-pointed
in not bein'-Z able to he in your city cu
the 4th. Th? steaaio; Mur;;;.- cc.- .p
pointed a I;.r.;e crowd at Smith 'j creek
in not being i-n hand in th; marnir.g of
the 4th. to u
them to Nt-r Bono.
SlOO.'MC' in !Mni;-' and A-de
Cincinnati. July ti. A special
Grafton. Yi'eet Yirginia. S'-iy-t: A
broke out yesterday iu a bu '!;- ,
Latrobe street, and before :t
checked totally consumed, with
all their contents, twenty eight,
ings, including two cf the IttrKv-t
two furniture stores, t wo 11
stores, the Stan-laru-Enttrp' i-"
paprr cfli-'C, one jewelry -;"i
clothing More, an 1 a r.u cater of
stores, offices aud private dwo
No iorgaaized lire department
here, aud only by the uaro','t,t wo
the part of the citiens wai h
liuallT controlled. The total cm-
reach Si 00,000. with insurance
812,000. The lire is supro'"--d
been of ir-cendiary origin.
..:.,erh.l,..l,,iitl,at.,:,!r. fl 1 I K "I
t:.i-t.. ill. --ia . v. -.-uid -o" i;u' cotton crop of 1 I I I A 1 I -vjr
c ild be p!r.:,;;,b ;u .. nr. :i,:.r -,t;.i I'etcr Hurley! It k' j ' . ,
1 not ob -it io its su-'isci-i! ii.? .. .. ... i.. El SZXSlrZSl!?. " t i .
V:;m- ;.Vr'' near N.unic ne. 1 Monday. Hurley j jBB 1
:i',l!'ll;-'iiliv''w '-'ec-ta tl.eir annual session at ! W5V --i
1 kev.. If r..i.n..! r i-.-iciiiai-oii- Wcinesdav . H.-tween iOO ' F I ( a f ,
,i. .. ;p;yt:.;r.e -n i ! 'egau-s are proscut. Ixl ILHv J&J ..''! 1
s.dd u:-u . . A rwm -'
,n.j t'-r. r -- e.T;iution tiu presidents and I ifmamftft . 'Vf
se-. oral hundred fu -iitieac-f the colleges in Pennsylvania , I jtVSlTr J ;"r'ii
t was, aD.l a! ways becan at i.acrastfr. Pa., last niirht. to I IfV. -x'
r:iutejn of tiu presidents and
.'3 of the colleges in Pennsylvania
began at Lancaster. Pa., last night, to
tate college asscociation. i u--grs
aindred and fony Pinkerton de-
sei:t to the coke regions
l.iy. It is tviid that five hua-
will be in the coke
fvr- ti:-- ' -t:d of the week.
l'..-nii.-. lvi;nia Rail-
thrown from the track by a
collision :.t Dillerville. 1'a,. Monday
night and the contents ignited. Three
oil cars, three cars loaded with flour
ana a cabin car were consumed, caus
ing a loss of twenty thousand dollars.
by a l
Chas H. Grinly.
scansion from I
d. Me.. Monday.
made a bal
At a height of
0 000 fee
the balloon was carried out to
itteinpt was made to land on
one of the islands
the balloon deseendi
shore in Cisco baj'.
ia the harbor, but
d three miles from
The men weio res
of tho vacht Mer-
m a , :
1 OKLKi N NEWS.
..':;. i.Mv nii-AKV
Gr.:.vA, Juiy ". -A committee is be
it.js organized here to arrange for a cel
ebration of the 400th anniversary of the
discovery of America by Columbia.
All the States of America will be invited
to en I representatives to tho celetra-
. TIN TION.
L"Mjon, Julv a. In the House of j
I.urd. this afternoon. Lord Salisbury i
announced that the Anelo-Turkish con
vention in reference to Egypt had not '
ocen raiiiiea rjy xurKey, ana mat oir
Henry Drumiuond Wolff, the special
I'.ritish commissioner, had been in
structed to leave Constantinople.
THE VilW MINISTER TO AfSTRlA.
Yiknna, Ju-Iy ". The date for the ,
official reception of Gen. Lawton, the
new United Statfs Minister to Austria,
has not yet been fixed. While it re-
mains uncertain Mr. J. Fenner Iee, '
charge d'affaires, will conduct the busi
ness of the American legation.
TUH FRENi ll Al'.MY TO BE MOBILIZED.
Faiiis, July 7. The cabinet have de
cided that Rouvier. prime minister, and
Gen. Fenon, minister of war shall in
form the budget committee of the Cham
ber of Deputies that the government
will carry out its proposed experiment
of mobilizing the army. It was also
dc-'idud to dismiss f roiu office ai! French
mayors who were in any way concerned
in the royalist manifestations in honor
of the Count of Paris during his visit to
the l3le of Jersej'.
i iiMCM-i; WINS THi; IMPERIAL CLP.
London, July C. The race for the
Imperial gold cup was run at the New
market July meeting today, and waa
won by the Duke of Westminster's four-year-old
bay colt Ormonde. Sir G.
Chetwynd's four-year-old chestnut filly
White Fri3r came in second, and Lord
EI acting's three-year-old bay colt Lsv
eroi ! third There w ere no other start
ers. VCET.- T' ' Hi 'USE I'lIINCK.
Ti::rnov a. July 6. The SobraDje is
holding a private meeting to cheose a
Alexander having absolutely
1 - accept a re-election.
la answer to an advertisement issned
last month, tho Navy Department today
received a proposal from the Mid vale
Steel Company of Pennsylvania to fur
nish ten sets of steel forcings for six-inch-breech-loading
rifles and one set of
chase hoops for a ten-inch gun, aggre
gating about 05 tons of forgings. The
prices named in tho proposal are 850,
909 for the forgings if rough-borod and
turned, and i-o8,S?-) for the
turned, and o3,aiv) for the same pieces
if the department undertakes the work 1 I
ot rough boring ana turning at tne
Washington navy yard. '
Gen. Lander Post, oi the G. A. K , of
Lynn. Mass.J arri vad iu the city tonight
from a visit to Richmond. They were
welcomed by a committee of local
G. "A. R. men. and will be bhown
around the city tomorrow.
The Secretary of the Treasuary today
appointed John F. Boyd to be a gauger
and storekeeper in the twenty-second
district of Pennsylvania.
About SLUOO.OOU three per cent, bonds 1
were redeemed at the Treasury Depart- i
New York Cotton I'uturts..
. Yoi:i. July 0 Greene &Co's
rt on cotton futures says: There
ioor, sooio pretty
ibtral trading in
again, but with a further
decline in values. ine neavuiess
seemed to be due in a great measure to
tame accounts from Liverpool and the
nor. combative policy of leading bull
operators, who aeem unwilling to take
up the offering coming, but under effort
to liquidate long cotton upon which the
general line of holders see3 no prolit.
There has, however, in a quiet way, i
been considerable buying. New crop j
advices continues very promising, but ;
there is a noticeable absence of positive !
depression on distant positions, and in-1
deed a pretty good demand up to the
end oi the year, with January getting a j
. . I
AiteuijiU-d Murder and Suicide.
Wilmini.ton, N. C. July 7. This
morning Alfred Soyke. a German i
employe? on the farm of T. J. South
erland. shot a man named Mills, super-1
intendent of the farm, with a pistol, j
thret times. Soyke then went to bis .
-oom and shot himself through the
heart, dying instantly. Mills is not i
seriously hurt and will recover. Soyke j
was discharged by Mills yesterday. This '
is thought to be the cause of the shoot- i
'i'lie Prell r Murder Case.
Jk.p-fkks-City, Mo., July 7. The j
State supreme court in the case of
Brooks, alias Maxwell, condemned for !
the murder of C. Arthur Proller and j
ietit-nce-J to be hanged August 12th, .
to iay ov( Milled the motion for a re
heiwing. A reprieve was granted the
defendant until August 20. The de- j
fence wi.l lake an appeal to the 1'nited
S;-,tt s ' a ;rrm cent.
ratal Ex plotdeii.
.:on. N. J.. July 7. Au ix-
urro.-i ai the Cellonite Man
tis; Company's works at 11
A Swtde named August and
aua Muchruore were instantly
k.llod, and about twenty others were
seriously injured . none fatally. The
'vorks, three brick buildings, wnre
totally destroyed. The loss Is 850.000.
A number of stores and houfes were
'damaged, aud people were thrown
down in ho',is, from th" frce of the
SSj 1: a co11 -ion. Fif. rtJ2 Hi
This powder never Trie. A marrei of
polity, strength, and wboleaozneBaas. Mar
eoonomleal than tbe ordinary klnda, and eaav,
not be sold In oom petition with the maltltoda
of low test, short weight, alnrn or pboapbaia
powder. Bold only In cans. ROTA1 ISAKIBHs
PowdibOo.. IDS W a 1-st.. N. Y. DOTlUTdv
For sale in Newbern by Alex. Miller.
Prepare for the Season
(Will freeze cream Rolid in five minutes)
Wire Dish Covers,
Wire Window Cloth,
And a Full Line of
House Fiirtis-hiricr Goods,
L. II. CUTLER'S,
26 & 28 Middle Street,
NEW 13KKNE. V. C.
RED LIGHT SALOON,
Near Market Dock, Middle St-,
NEW BERNE, JU. C,
18 WHB.RK YOF CAN ALWAYS TWD
Of every variety, in large or small
quantities. Also the FINEST GRADES
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
All of which will be Bold
CHEAP FOR CASH!
John D. Dinkinb, Salesman!
K. R. JONES,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
Consignments of Grain
Ci ten and
other Produce solicited.
Prompt Attention J nan n teed.
W. Cor. South Front and Middle &
NEW BilKNE, N. C.
Take Notice !
' Our store is filled with
j Provisions, Glrocerics, Caaned
Goods, Iry (Joods, Crockery,
i Etc. We keep a full line of tbe
-t -i . i t T)i. jj
eieDrated .trlEOn J300tS anQ
0. S. Parsons & Sons Boots
Every pair warranted to give satis
faction. Country merchants and the people
generally are requested to call and ex
amine our large stock before purchas
ing. We will give you low figures.
We job Loriliard Snuff.
ROBERTS & BROs,
South Front ., ATc Berne. N. O
! HOST BlllLLIAXT,
! PURE & PERFECT LENSES
in tlio World.
' Thev areas transparent and colorlea as
1 lighrttitelf, and for softness or endurance to
the evo. iRnnot lie excellf.l. enabltnir the
1 wearvr lo read roi Lk uib without fatigue. In
I f.ict. Ihev nre
rKKKCCT SICJHT I'KklHKHNKRP,
I Testimonials from the loading physicians
in the Vniuil Stales, Jovernor8, Hcnaaors,
Legisiatoi-s, siix knien, men o note In all pro
fess oDS. and In dttrerem branehea of trad,
bankers, mechanics, etc.. can be given who
have hail their eight Improved by their rise.
Aid- BYES FITTEO
AM TH K Uf UUARANTiiKJJ BY
N. ll. ly
GEORGE ALLEN & GO.
Plows, Harrows, Cultivate-,
Hoes aud Axes,
Wood s Blowers and Iteaper,
Cotton Oins and Presses.
Fertilizers. Land Plaster, Kainlt
Meclianles Tools and 11 ardWitre,
Lime, Brick, Oement, Plaster
Hair, Paint, Kaleomine, Var
uish. Oil, Glass, Putty and Hair.
Freezers, Kefrifrerators, Oil
Cook Stoves. Eureka Buriflar
j Proof Sash hocks, warrantt
pive security ami satisfaction.
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