t to to
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS.
Terms 2.00 Por
NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, AU( i 1ST llv 1887.
f II 111 II I
Some have plenty, some have more,
We have enough and so much to spare
To talk to you matters coucerniag our store.
Which in fact and substance is just this, that we haven't had any fair
johanee sooner, to tell yon, that onr new spring goods have come in, and
what is still better we have sold a good quantity of them already, but
notenoagh to break the immense assortment In the various branches of
. LADIES' DRESS GOODS in the new leading shades,
Ginghams, Pongees, India Lawns, Piques, Em
broidered Dress Robes o on.
Fine line of Notions, Handkerchiefs, Buttons, Buch-
luffs. Everlasting Trimmings, Embroideries, Para -
BOlS in YWiottJ style, in fact w. cannot enumerate all we have
for the ladies, '
READY MADE CLOTHING in any ,1Uantity lor Men
PlBty of Sho
Ziegler Bros. make,
o forth. Pants Goods
Furniture, Furniture, Glassware and Groceries,
in troth most anything needed that may add to your happiness,
which you Will Surely procure hy giving your patronage
to Yours sincerely,
sign of "The Celebrated Pearl Shirt."
Attention! Cotton Ginners.
Do jou want a Cotton Gin that will gin green or wot cotton satisfactorily!
Th hay th DANIEL PRATT
Do JOB Wtntt Cotton Gin that will gin rapid and at the same time clean
the Mi pwfecllj t Thn buy the DANIEL PRATT GIN from
Do jr WMt OtUro Gin that will
hy ih DANIEL PRATT GIN
Charles II. Fowler of Stonewall, Pamlico county, writer On the 2Sth" day
f SenUmhr, I8S6, I ginned with a fifty saw Pratt Gin over Fifty-five
Hundred Pound of Lint Cotton, making over Twelve four hun
Jr4 pan4 bki " TJali TO wfford to buy any other if this statement is
eemott joafc rk Mrr Fwlr postal card and see what he says.
Mr. Aaron F. FarU TWad!Iill
4m tatter "work than n v Gin I hare
Uajie mtmA it clean as tub want them,
Jeehna L. Taeker, of JohnJton'a Mill, Titt county, says: I have used a
BOhr of different makes of Cotton Gins, but the Pratt bought of you beats
tkm all on f&r thai tfcer in no comparison. It i the onlv Gin that I have
arer ud thai will gin wet or green
Nw,if yon want any further evidence just let n.e hear from j uu, and I will
end jou a Pratt Gin on ten bales trial, and if not satisfactory,
No Pay, and I will bear the expenses. I flEAN BUSI
NESS, and if you want the Best Cotton Gin, then bay the Pratt.
It U arranged with Revolving Heads, so thit you cannot break the rolL
h idea the Feeders and Condensers are perfect, taking all dust out ot the gin
room. Write for circulars and prices. Terms easy.
& Bemember also that I deal in all classes of MACHINERY,
HARDWARE, Etc. - "g4
HIS CLOTHING EMPORIUM
to the Stare laUly oocafied by Wm. Holltater, where with more Room to display
hk increed Stock, he ia, with the aaaisUnce of
MH. SAMUKIi 1. HAI.l
prepared toahow and sell at Hard Pan Price.
The FINEST, NOBBIEST, NEATEST, PRETTIEST and BEST
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Straw, Derby and Fur Hats,
Boots and Shoes,
Dry Goods, Etc., Etc.
I AM SOLE AGENT FOB
JL 1 BATTLES' MEJ'S CALF SEWED $2.50 SHOES
Th only Shoe iold In th! pity that ar WARRANT
ED : by tie Manufacturer TO ME nd BY ME TO MY
Ct'arOMlCRJS, vtx; irery plr la Wi-rmti ahould
lay of tliim In anyway within auy reasonable time
flra out, I will upon return of damaged pa" and tate
BntM to lepgtn of wear, iiTmsiirrJD the Monet
or o iv a ajfOTHaa msw fus is uchajbi. lt la tbe
(Mat. finest and eheapeat shoe In the world for the
mouey. They come In Hattou, l'la'.n o4 trp ToJ
Ooncnu and Iee Up ahoea.
1 ha tcaUwawBiala front aome of oar beat and lead
U eltlrana, who hare bought the "BATTLES SHOE."
omt of which have worn one pa'.raa long 17 month,
tod rooounc lt the Bat, Cheapt and tlaaleit W ar
lac &h In tbe world.
reapwctrully aoiicU aa iMpection of our Stock and guarantee entire satiafac
toa to all parcbaainz from us.
Muidla Street, at Wm. Hoilisier's Old Stand, Sijjn of FUg.
TlM Flo vara that bloom in the Bpring
U la favor of the Siamese Twin.
F. T. PATTERSON,
The Middle Street Merchant,
HAS A PINE
Gentlemens Furnishing Goods
Coaaiailnt "of Coilara, Caffa, 8h Lrta laundried and anlaundriej, Underwear,
BwsMlrm, Half Hom, IMle Thread Olovea. Silk Umbrellaa, etc.
A Daisy line of Net and Nobby Neck Wear, in styles and prices that excel
comMtUioa. I bought for caah, and am determined to slaughter high prices.
Koyoanc man"i wardrobe oomple&e
U jOO want Suit of Clothe. wy down in price and way up in quality
itan-t oa Um order oi jour coming, but come at once.
Mr ttoek ot Hal knocks all others
rlt. frh. tad th UtMt style. Also
PryOoodl Home pan, Gingham, Notions, Carpeu in fact a general stock,
ttom wkJoh Ttrrbody may select, at Rock Bottom Price m;7 dw6m
HAVE KKMOVED TO Til F.I It
TOO 8T0RE8.80UTH OF
kMn of FLOUB. MEATS,
MQI.t 8A1T. TOBACCO,
UOl rSIOES for CASH.
at all prices, besides the well knows
Gents' Hats, Neckwear,
from 10 cts. per yard to $1.75.
C. WHIT TY, -ewbern. '. V.
C. WHITTY, Xewbern, N. C.
not choke or break the roll ? Then
C. WHITTY, Newbera, N. C.
Onlow county, says: The Pratt Gin
tver ued. Kuns light, gina faater,
and will not choke at all
loan the seed without
have nothiDg to Jo with Caribaldi
fifty per cent, lower in pric.
THEJR FORMER STAND,
SNUFF AND CIOAtt8, n
8TOCH and at
GO PROf E YOl'R WORTH.
Farewell, it is our fate that we must
As happy lovers, meet no more forever.
Our lore is like a flower eelf sown and
That blossomed out of place, though fair
The thrifty gardener's eve too soon will
And even living room he will deny it.
So with this love of ours so gently grow
ing, Into our hearts it came without our
And blossomed into light ere any
The crowniDg joy of all our life we
Hut as the gardener pulls the misplaced
So does stern fate deny this loveof ours.
I cannot disobey my own loved mother,
But I will promise you no other lover
Shall ever claim the hand that is de
nied vou :
! My heart shall hold no other love be-
side you '
And I will wait, thus bound, but leave
Until, some time, you may comeback
I Vou may come back
by earnest, strong
Freed from the fault that now
, hearts sever,
With all the barriers to our love re
And, O, how faithfully vou shall be
My powsrs will follow you; I will be
My love belongs to you, and only yo.;.
I do not love you leas that I obey
Those who have loved and guid
And if our natural love be strong and
Through years of patient waiting "twill
Go, prove your worth, dear love: the
And then to vour true lova come back
again. Abbi Kisxt.
A GREAT COMBINATION. ready in t he bones and pour into
The information which we copv the mass sIotIv, stirring briskly
bvlow from the Baltimore Sun is iui- ""ith "oodeu paddles. This should
. be continued slowlv until efferves-
portiut to many people in many ; ct,nM cejseg an(1 tjie m;lss becomea
sections. It is evidently the inten- 80ft and semi-tluid. It usually re
tion of the great railroad hues to quirts about 1"0 pounds of acid for
icombine and consolidate all lines, UK) pounds of bone. Stir the mass
patting them as far as possible nn- occasionally for ten or twelve hours,
i , . alter which mix the whole with
der one management. It is to De a SQme drying miUenai. such as very
l tight of railroads against water fine dry stable manure or scrapiDgs
lines, and the railroad that is not . from under houses.
in the combination will be com-' (f-) The next plan i to break the
Spelled to have a water outlet or go 001168 ;ls be lore and stratify in a
nU(er heap with strong ashes, keeping
! The' authorized announcement of , the mass constantly wet (but not
i a freight traffic agreement between dripping, i Let stand six or eight
th Pennsylvania Railroad on the ! months, or until all but the very
one hand and the Atlantic coast !
lines, the Richmond and Danville I
and the Seaboard and lioanoke I
Railroad system on the other, ia
one of the important transportation I
combinations of the year. The
Dnrnoae is the establishment of i
three all-rail tlironh freight lines !
uto cover all the imrxrtant Soath-1
ern territory reaehed bv the roads
i oat of 'Washington." One of these
i lines, as has been stated, is to run !
i by way ot the Virginia Midland and !
I the Richmond and Danville; another
by way of the Atlantic Coast Line, ,
and a third by way of Wilmington,
Norfolk, Richmond and Portsmouth.
These are to be essentially all rail
; lines, and as such will come into,
i competition with the water lines, 1
but it ia claimed that the rivalry i
will be friendly, and that rates ;
.wars are to be at an pud. Lach J
system is to furnish its quota ol ;
: cars, of a similar pattern, to carry j
i 40,000 pounds, and to be marked
with the names of the several lines,
jthns: ''Atlantic Coast Dispatch,''
i etc. Kach company has gone ac
tively to work to furnish the cars
for these through "Dispatch" lines
as early as practicable. It is the 1
first organized effort to establish
permanent all-rail through lines be
tween the orth and the South by
I the united sction of the several im
portant southern systems. Balti
more will have the advantage in ,
I beiDg the nearest of the great At
lantic seaboard cities to the South,
, and she is promised the lower
freight rates to which she is en
titled by her geographical position.
These lines are to be organized "in
order to overcome the expense and
delays by the numerous transfers
I incident to the shipment ol freight
! from the cities and interior points
in the South destined to points
North reached by the Pennsylvania
Railroad system." In the new
order ol things the relations of the
railroads to the water lines will
differ from what they have Ixen in
several important icspects, no
doubt. But the fact of the exist
ence ot these two rival systems of
transportation should serve to se
cure for Baltimore the lowest at
tainable freight rates to the South.
Fertilizing with ( lover.
As regards keeping np the fer
tility of the farm, bought manures
are "too expensive, and it is hardly
possible to make a sufficiency of
home made manures; we then must
resort to sowing clover, rotating
crops, and resting part of the farm.
Sowing clover is our cheapest and
surest way of fertilizing, for when
growing on the land, we can graze
it or mow it for forage, and its
1 effects as a fertilizer last for several
years. Waldo F. Brown, of Ohio,
one of the most intelligent and sue
, cessful farmers
! this of clover:
of the West, says
'years of careful observation of the
i effects of clover, I have each year
valued it higher than I did the pre
vious year; a crop of clover cannot
' be grown on my eoil withoat bene
fiting; no matter what use it is put
to whether naatared eat for
allowed to mature a crop of seed,
plowed under, or burned off, and
each farmer who grows clover can
1 determine for himself what is the
best u he can not it to: the roots
of clover are the most important
faetor in the fertilizing value of the
soil, because their dried weight
considerably exceeds that of the
dried weight ol the top; and also
because they are richer in food ele
ments than the tops." Southern
A Salutary Kulk. Several of
the regiments that camped out in
June voted not to admit intoxicat
ing liquor into the grounds nuder
their control. In war and in peace
6uch regiments are likely to give a
good account of themselves. 1 onng
men of the right kind need no arti-
ficiai aids gayety, youth, iteelf
1 beiDg the best kind of champagne.
How to I tilize Jtonos Harlt'j J'.for
Horses Best Winter .m-c.
1. I have plenty of oltl bones.
What is the cheapest and best way
for a farmer to dissolve them and
how much to the acre on poor pine
hill sandy land! How loii does it
take to dissolve them!
Is barley a jrood leed for
horses? At what stage ought it to
be cut for feed? What time to sow
tor winter pasture? It sown in a
cotton field after laying by, will it
grow without being plowed or har
". Name the three best winter
grazing grasses lor this latitude.
.Iack, West Monroe, La.
Answkr. The principle element
of value in bones is phosphoric
acid. This can be rendered avail
able in two or three ways, of which
we will write directly. The next
element is ammonia, which is pres
ent in fresh bones t the amount of
four per cent and more.
a.) The first and quickest plan is
to burn the bones in a log-heap and
crush them to ptjwder with heavy
pestle, nsing ashes altogether. This
method involves the loss of all the
ammonia, but requires little labor
and no other expense.
t ) The next most available plan
is to dissolve in
The bones must be
not larger than
smaller t he bet ter.
venieut vessel of
woken in pieces
Provide a con
wooil a large
trough or tight hall
answer and till one -lourth lull ol
the broken bones with just sufficient
water to cover them. Let them
soak a day or two if convenient i.
Dilute the ordinary sulphuric acid
of commerce with water at the rate
of four fallons of water to one gal
Ion of acid i including the water al-
Darde8t pieces have become soft
aD(l easily crushed. Then crush
and m,x Wlth an-v drying material.
x 018 I)lan 13 tuo oest ana cneapest,
except in the element ot time,
lt everything of value is saved.
(( ) Tfle last plan is to sell
bones to a manufacturer of dis-
solved bones or exchange for
phosphate. This is probably
1 1 - r .1
oesc pian 11 un
great to haul.
Sulphuric acid is ver
to handle. A drop 111 a man's eye
will almost surely destroy the sight,
ami it is very dirruetive to cloth
ing. - Barley is r. 1 1 s i 1 1 r t d better
than either ie.or oats for stock of
all kinds. 1 letter plow them in.
". I "sing the term "grass" in its
botanical sense, we would say bar
ley, rye and oats are the best three
winter grasses. Excluding these
cereal grasses, wo would say tall
oat grass, orchard grass and Texas
bluegrass are suggested. Would
also add perennial rye grass. The
best way to find out a good wiuter
grass is to sow a mixture of the
seeds of the most promising species,
and await the "survival of the fit
test." ' Southern Cultivator.
(iiiirrnor and l'rt Mdeiit.
It is coetemplated that the Gov
ernor of Virginia will join thePres-
ident when going to Atlanta and
escort him through theo'.d Domin
ion, and that the ( io vernor of North
Carolina will meet Inm at our
northern border and accompany
him as far as South Carolina,
where the Governor of that State
will join him and escort him
through South Carolina to Georgia,
where the Governor of Unit State
will attend him.
It is indeed tit and proper for
such attention and respect to be
paid the President of the Cnited
States, and the courtesty will be
more appropriately rendered since
the honored guest is the honest,
fearless and independent Cleve
land. But this exhibition of re
spect is iu striking contrast with
the treatment accorded to r esi
dent Washington by Governor Sam
Adams, of Massachusetts, when
Washington visited Boston. As
the President approached that city
it was understood that the Governor
of Massachusetts would not '-all on
him, on the alleged ground that the
Governor of Massachusetts being
within the State held the higher
rank and the President must first
pay his respects to him. Washing
ton, if we jecollect aright, become
very hot about the matter, and
after reaching his headquarters,
had word conveyed to Gov. Adams
that he was in town, and the next
morning Adams proposed to call,
but Washington treated him cav-
alierly and soon left Boston. But
aitnougu Attains lam stress on the
the alleged superiority over the
President of a Governor iu his
own commonwealth yet his dislike
of Washington doubtless had much
to do with his course at the time.
; Some of the ultra republicans
those who opposed the Constitu
tion looked with great disfavor on
; ashington, who warmly j advo
cated its adoption, and among these
! was Sam Adams. In like manner
we have heard that our Xorth Caro-
1.1: l , i-,,
, ma rcpuuncuus, wnose nospitaoie
mansion was accustomed stoppine
place of all the notables who came
that way, refused to entertain
Washington when in his neighbor
hood and made him look elsewhere
for lodgings. There were some
pretty stiff' necked people in that
generation, lint for our part we
believe in honoring the President
of the L'nited States. News and
'Young gentlemen," said an old
doctor to a graduating class ol
medical stuents -'Young gentle
men, keep your patients alive if
; you can : dead men run np no
FARMS AND FARMERS.
Short TaIU Willi Farmers on Farm
FAI.T. oAT.S WHEAT.
If one proposes to sow oats this
autumn it is none too early to pre
pare tor it. In the first place prop
er seed must be procured. It is of
first importance to sow seed from
crops which have been continuous
ly seeded down in the fall for
several years, Seed from spring
oats is not suitable for fall sowing.
There is no question that plants
acquire a certain adaptation to
seasons and circumstances. Tall
sown oats get the habit of growing
through a longer period of time of
tillering more; of resisting cold
better. Those plants that are feeble
or unable to stand severe cold get
killed those with opposite quali
ties survive and transmit their
characteristics to their progeny.
Thus a race of winter oats become
established. In like manner spring
oats acquire the babit of maturing
in a shorter period of time, of with
standing hot weather just the re
verse of the fall oat. Now if fall
grown seed are sown in the spring,
and spring grown seed are sown in
the fall, all these acquired habits
become upset : or else no habits are
formed, and plants uusuited to
either fall or spring sowings the
Whilst the oat is not as resi.-teut
of cold as some other grains, there
are varieties of oats which with
stand cold better than others.
What is known in upper Georgia,
the "winter grazing" oat, will cer
tainly stand cold better than the
red rust-proof. We have tested
this to our entire sal isfaciiou. Now
it is altogether probable that what
has been done either accidentally
or by design in the case of winter
grazing oat, may be done bo intelli
gent procedure in the case of other
varieties. By purposely sowing
seed of the rust-proof, which has
survived our coldest winters, con-
tinuously year after year for many
years, it is extremely probable that
a cold enduring strain of that va
riety may be established also. We
noticed on our own farm, bunches
here and there of rust proof oats,
which survived the cold of the
winter of 1885 and '80 one of the
most disastrous winters to fall oats
we have ever known. The same
may be seen to a greater or less
extent every winter when the oat
crop is killed out. Now, why
should not these hardy plants
transmit their hardiness to their
posterity ! We believe they can,
and we urge upon tbe reader to test
the point of trial. Fall oats have
oeen Kineu so Dauiy 01 late vears
farmers have become discouraged
about sowing them, but the crop is
too valuable in itself, and fits too
nicely in our rotation of crops, to
be abandoned without serions, de
uigerous stermined and intelligent efforr to
perpetuate it. Bet us try to breed
up a strain of rust-proof oa's.
Aside from sowing proper seed,
something may be done to help the
oat to withstand cold. One of our
most intelligent and successful far
mers in an adjacent county, informs
us, that oats to which stable manure
has been applied, are rarely or never
killed by cold. If the seed are
drilled in, so that the plants are a
little below the general surface,
they are somewhat protected from
the cold winds, and may thus sur
vive when others perish. Cold
wiuds, unquestionably, intensify
the effects of cold fields protected
on the north and west sides by
belts of timber especially old field
pines, are, therefore, best suited for
the crop. Rolling land, just as it
thaws, after heavy freezes, would
counteract the disastrous effects of
, 'heaving." Soils that are least
heaved by frost, should be selected
for this crop. These are points
which might well be looked alter,
while seeding up winter oats. In
all cases sow early, that the plants
may get well rooted before frost if
too forward graze a little. Manure
enough to make strong and vigor
ous plants, but heavy doses of
ammoniated fertilizers in the fall
are not advisable. They will make
te plants too sappy and unfit
them for resisting cold. They can
be applietl as top dressing in the
spring if the crop needs them.
Plans and preparations lor a
wheat crop are also now in order.
If not occupied by auother crop,
the land should be broken several
times between this and seeding
time. "ne good plowing, with
several harrowings with disc or
acme harrow will suffice. The
surface soil should be in the finest
tilth for this crop, and if the soil,
after it has been-broken is settled
by rain so much the better. Only
keep the surface well pulverized.
W. L. .1., in Atlanta Constitution.
( ure for Chicken t liolera.
Iu the June number of The Cul
tivator one "J. B. P.," of Wake
field, N. C, wants a sure cure for
hog 'and chicken cholera. I will
give a recipe my wife took from an
old Cultivator of 18S4: Copperas,
alum, sulphur, still rosin and
cayenne pepper, equal parts,
pulverize and then mix it. For a
dose take a tablespoonful in a gal
lon of meal, three times a day. to
stop it. Then feed the fowls on it
once a week, to prevent it. At the
same time it is a good plant to
make white oak bark tea for them
and put in troughs for them to
drink, except the sick ones, and
you can pour it down their throats
My wile followed the above
directions with good results. I
would also state that she used
crude carbolic acid as a disinfect-
... , ,, . , .
ant, a tablespoonful gi me acm to a
eallon of water, sprinkling the
houses and coops and all other
places the chickens frequent.
How to Refuse a Loan. A
young city clerk who felt inclined
for a trip to the seaside, called
upon a friend. "Hal, my dear
boy," said he, "I'm off for my holi
day, and I find I'm a trifle short.
Lend me a ten, will you!" Hal,
after a pause, which apparently in
cluded a mental examination of his
financial arrangements: Yell
Phil to tell you the truth I do
not feel disposed at present to
make any permanent investments."
NEWS NOTE 3.
Two of the Gulbreath lynchers were
brought to trial in Edgefield, S. C,.
Treasurer Itjbie, of the New York
Soldiers and Sailors' Home, at Hath. N.
V., has been ousted. Hi accounts wore
In a shooting match at Lynchburg.
Va.. Wednesday. I'r. Carver troko the
worlJ"s record, killing fifty pigeons and
making a clean score.
A extensive Tike of coal miners in
Bohemia has i to numerous riot".
Troops have beei, pent to the scene
Twelve rioters have been arretted.
. jbehr Pasha, the Egyptian State
prisoner, haa been liberated, having
signed a paper binding himseif to good
behavior in tlw future.
A body of representative men from
the principal towns and cities of Florida
organized at Jacksonville. Wednesday,
to devise the best means of securing im
migration to the State.
The Chicago Journal's Peoria special
says that Justice Craig, of the Illinois
Supreme Court, in a piivate conversa
tion, said that the Supreme Court would
not grant a new trial to the Chicago an
The IndUns at Ailkin. Minn., have
been committing depredations of all
sorts. T.vos'iuaws Wednesday broke
into the residence of a Mrs. Henderson
and Drove Mrs. Larson and her three
children to the woods.
Miss J-osie Holmes, late exchange
clerk of the Fidelity National Bank of
Cincinnati, has been released. It is
understood that ?he has agreed to give
the government the advantage of her
knowledge of the inside workingsof the
G. B. Delamater. of Meadville. Pa.,
has this summer been the guest of John
Brown, jr., son of the Harper's Ferry
raider. Mr. Brown is now CO years
old, and is engaged in grape growing on
Put in-Bay Island, in Lake Erie. He is
a justice of the peace of I'ut-in-Bay
township, consisting of eight inhabited
islands in this part of the lake.
Many notable persons are arriving
at Moscow for the purpose of attending
the funeral of M. KatkolT. which will
take place on Saturday next. The heirs
of M, KatkolT will continue to publish
the Moscow Gazette, and will retain its
In the trial of LaDgston at Petersburg,
Va.. for the murder of Ruffin the day
has been devoted to expert surgical tee
timoi.y. The conclusion of the ybysi
cians thus far examined is that Rufllin's
death was caused by the bullet wounds
Inflicted by Lingston, and not by the
surgeon s tmre or any
fp nr nnv I tflf nf pvnfiri -
ence in the operation
The newspapers reported the
following fatal cases, all of winch
oceured during the first week of
April, and all from a similar t-ause:
In New York, a young man who
was in training to enter the inter
collegiate sports, died from heart
disease, superinduced by tiie strain
of excessive running:
In Chicago, another lad was at
tacked with hemorrhage while pole
vaultiug, and died after a day's ill
ness: In Philadelphia, a student of the
the Pennsylvania I "ni versify died
from the effects of too protacted
strain iu rowing: and
In Bet hlehcm.a student of Lehigh
I'niversity was killetl by the break
ing of a pole over which he was
The newspapers al.-o contained
accounts of three other accidents
to young men while training for
atheletie exhibitions, by which tiny
were lamed or disfigured for life.
Now it would be folly to base on
such accidents as these a verdict
against all athletic sports. But
there is as mnch difference between
the athletic exercises which
strengthen the muscles, develop the
chest and conduce to heallh and
cheerfulness, and the feats, both
useless and dangerous, which are
undertaken simply for display, as
there is between a canter on a safe
horse in the sunshine, and the mad
excitement of a race ground.
Parents and college faculties
should note the difference, and put
a limit on the exhibitions on these
athletic sport da s.
It is not only the boys, however,
who are ready to sacrifice them
selves on the altar of vanity. There
is a strong dislike among young
girls to any tendency to stoutness.
Tight-lacing, fortunately, is out of
fashion. But girls sometimes diet
themselves excessively to reduce
the figure to the desired sym
metry. Self-conceit is always dangerous
to the mind, but in these cases it is
actual murder to the body.
Don't Complain. A country
merchant was one day returning
from maiket. lie was on horse
back, and behind his saddle was a
valise filled with money. The rain
fell with violence, and the good old
man was wet to the skin. At this
time he was quite vexed, and mur
mured because God had given him
such hard weather for his journey.
He soon reached the border of a
thick forest. What was his terror
on beholding on one side of the
road a robber, who, with levelled
gun, was aiming at him and at
tempting to fire! But the powder
being wet with the rain the gun
did not go off. and the merchant
giving spurs to his horse, fortunate
ly had tiruejto escape. lAssoonashe
found himself-safe, he said to him-
self: "How wrong was 1 not to en
dure the rain patiently, as sent by
provjdeilce! if the weather had
been dry and fair I should not
probably have been alive at this
hour. The rain w hich cause me to i
murmur came at a fortunate mom
ent to save my life, and preserve to
me my property."
From Austin Tex. i SLatcsman.
The effect of Ilawkes' Crystalized
Lenses upon the organs of vi-don is sim
ply wonderful, as there are several
prominent gentlemen in the Land Office
whose sight has been restored by their
use, and hundreds of similar cases
throughout the United States can be re
All eyes fitted and the fit guaranteed
, at the drug store of F. S. Duffy, New
' Berne. aug 5 lm
ers of Craven Co'-.y.ty.
The county commissioner- a--mhU d
in the courthouse on Monday the ' -t
day of August, being the regular month
ly meeting, at 10 o'clock a.m. Present,
Samuel W. Latham. TI10-. II. Mailis:,n.
W. M. Vaton and W. C. Brii.on.
Th" chairman heing a r-f'' r:t.
eioni-r Latham was
allow e i i
1 that Mrs. 1
an I i:::'.rni
I " p :-n r xaminat
mitted in relation
valuation ' :
1-0") acres of land in No. 7 fwn?hip.
listed by Caroline Wolfenden for !--;.
it is adjudged and ordered that the val
uation of said lands, fixed at TV. by
the board of equalization, is j.i-t an 1
equitable an:l that no irr-r.-a-.- r-hV.: I
Application of 7. .h . v.,r 1 f. r
relief was referred ; or. :---i ro-r
W. G. Bryan, E. S. Street and Jona
than riaven9 were appointed cotton
weighers for the city of New Berce for
the ensuing two years upen condition
that each of them shall foe proper
bonds and qualify according to law.
Application of the stock fence com
mittee of No. 1 township j raving th-
board to levy a tax in said territory for
the year lST was taken up according to
agreement. David Tripp. Sr. end (". II.
Brewer of said territory oj. posed the
levying of said tax and wtre examined
by the board. Upon due consideration
of the application and the evi ienee -ub-mitted,
it was ordered that a l-.w of
fifty cents on the one hur.drtd d..!Urs
valuation be levied for the year 1--7
upon the property returned iu sai I ;..ok
J. J. Wolfenden. for Caroline Wol
fenden. presented a petkion praying a
reduction in valuation of 120". acres of
land in No. 7 township for 1--7. and
upon consideration of the ,- ;i;ic it is
ordered and adjudged that the valua
tion of said lands shall not be re.'u"od.
Commissioner Brinson moved thai
the valuation of 2010 aeres'of land of
Perry Bros, be increased to ..i.7". . be
ing the same valuation rf the V.'olft-n-den
Watson it Daniels pres.. i,u ,1 a peti
tion praying a reduction rf the valua
tion of 313 acres of land in N . 7 town
ship for 1SS7 and upon due considera
tion of the eame it is order'1.! that the
valuation of said lands be reduce-d from
S2.000 to Si, 000 for 1?,7.
Ordered that voucher No 73 issued
January 4, lrs7, to John Dunn. On., for
3112.50 shall be en.lor.d I : ,-o v-.ble
in payment of taxes."
The . valuation of 7 ,.,'r. :: ' ia:,d
listed to Primus Foy in No.
was reduced from SI. "50 to f 00.
Board adjourned to :J p. m.
evjcnix., sr.sM o
W. (i. Bryan presented his
cotton weigher which, was o
aufiicient and was appr v- !.
Bryan was duly sworn.
Mr. Jonathan Havens prose
bond as cotton weigher whii
considered good and suffirien
was approved and ordered to
h.- i;:.- .1
and Mr. Havens was duly sworn.
The clerk was ordered to advertise
the poor house farm in the New Berne
JoL'IcNal for lent to the highest b i I Jt r
at the court house door on the first
Monday in September for the yar l-.
taking notes for the payment of the
rent, to be approved by the board.
K. S. Street oilered his bona ;.s cot: ..a
weigher which being c: n-i ier.. J g -.-d
and sufficient the same was approved
and ordered to bo file!. Mr. S;rr-et
wa3 duly sworn.
Ihe consideration of
the fence committee of
. titL.n of
pray in 2 the board to 1.
was laid orer until the f.
September, and the o!
notify tho fence corn mi
vy a for.ee tax
-t Monday in
ri; or.L red to
:U-o t-" lurni-i;
the board with a list of all tax pavers
and taxable property subject to Kiid tax
in said stock fence territory :: or be
fore said meeting of the boar.'..
lioard adjourned to meet Tue-Jav.
Board met on Tuesday at 11 a. m.
Present. S. W. Latham chairman pro
tern, "SV. G. Brineon and W. M. Watson
Ordered that the valuation of the
franchise of the A. ec N. C. 11. Co. cer
tified to by the Governor. Auditor and
Treasurer, being fifty miles r road in
Craven county at $51 i por mile -SIT,
200. shall be turned over to the
assessors of No. 8 township
be entered on the tax list' f
D, Stimson. sheriff, guim.r.
port which was approve .o: 1
The monthly allowainv i f
Florence Leggett for her sup
discontinued and her name
w a --r.d
stricken from the list of paupers.
The valuation of two acres of land
listed to Susan Jones iu No. T township
for 1S0T is reduced from G0 to c 10.
The valuation of 23 acres of land
Mary Eliza Reed in No. T township
1SST is reduced frcm to .-'.V1.
Board adjourned to mr ot on V, I"... -
day at 10 a. m.
Board met pursuant t - a ij urn:::-:;:.
Present. S. W. Latham ehairrnari. Tl.-.
EL Mallison. W. M. Watn ae 1 V, G.
W.Cohen presented a p. tit! n pray
ing the board to reduce the valuation
of certain property in No. T are! town
ships for 1S?T was lai i over until the
first Monday in September. WT.
The board took up the cxamoiati n of
ex SherilT Ilahn's accounts which con-
sumed the day without comp,
. r n -
ing at 10 o'clock.
CHlCAiiO. August 2 I'ispatcht .- fu.rsi
Jacksonville, Central ia and Jjiitolci o.
111., this morning indicate 1 hat the early
earthquake shocks noted at Nashville.
Tenn.. St. Louis and Evansville, Ind..
were general throughout southern an 1
central Illinois. The time v. . 12 -l"
st. i.. t is siiaki:x I I'.
St. LH-is, Aug. 2. A sli-ht ,:,.th
quake shock was felt here at 12.:'.'. ; l, i s
morning. Itwokeupthe oceup mt of
houses but no damage is repn -. d . The
movement was from south t r, nil.
and the vibration last' d frm i?,t t
A SHOCK I.V HrNT- II. I.e.
IIint--yille, At.... Aug. '2. At 12. -'O
this morning a distinct earthquake
Bhock was felt in this city, arousing
sleepers by the noise and motion. The
vibration was from north fo south.
Proceedings of Board
v vi-yv- . - -TANI ! Y.
:! '. AujC- 1 A dispatch from Sr
1 de L .ando. dated July .'il. says:
.Jar.sscn. fiovernor of the Congo
Stat', writes from Bom a that since
iving the news of the arrival of
il. y at the camp on the Aruwhimi
r no rnes?age has arrived from the
r Yi:go. and that the lirst news of
accident that may have happened
tanley must be brought by the Con
0'ite inroneer. who is expected to
at I' .ma in a few davs."
axama:. ri-m:i;it mmttk.
n. August 1. Sir James Kergu-
j .1 r I lamentary secretary for the
foreign o;i;ce. announced in the House
of i "yir.iuei;- today that the communica
tions bttwee-n the government of the
' "n.t.ol States an.I that of Oreat Britain
-li'ovo.l that progress was being made
in the work of adjusting the Canadian
ii-lu-ries dispute, and he added that the
Briti-h government were hopeful of at
taining a satisfactory settlement at no
! i-t int time.
:...: ... i. :.::: . i ; i:. . . t . ot i.. , a m a .
i .1:1.1.: '- . Aug. 1. It is reported that
i 'nnce 1 erdinand, against the advice of
Luc uehe r meuibeib of the Saxb-Coburg
family, will start tomorrow for Bul
gaiia, and will take the oath of office as
Prince- of Bulgaria at Tirnova on Thurs
day. i:1 --:an- 1 ! 1 1 i : a T I N 1 1 'p. sn;i;itiA.
'T. PLToKH'.iiKi. Aug. 1. An im-meu-e
migration movement is proceed
ing in Central Russia. Peasants and
farmer- are going in large numbers to
We.-ti rn Siberia, where free pasture
;::! an. id. 1 Js abound.
. t i l. - 1
1 ii 1 -1 : .
I, M oN. Aug. 1. The liiil of Uoso-ht-rry
in the Mou3e of Lords this even
ing asked Prime Minister Salisbury to
coi.liri:-. i.r contradict the report tele
grip!;, d from Shanghai that an Ameri
can '.lajuny of financiers had estab
lish, d a bank in China with a capital of
.-j'-fl.u O.i.' .o and has obtained from the
Cnmese government a franchise which
secured to the corporation the exclusive
control of the financial development of
the empire. Lord Salisbury, in reply,
s -,i 1 the government had no informa
tion on the subject: that the matter was
not one withn the cognizance of the
foreign office, and that if such a report
really w as current in China tho British
agent po: -iMy though: it un.vorthj-of
A Ig". I.AMAT ION I; V Till: AMIItl:.
C.U.. i ti a. August 1. Advices from
L'andabar etate that the Ameer of Af
ghanistan has caused a proclamation to
be posted in the bazar in that city in
forming his subjects that tho British
government is holding six infantry
divisions, each consisting of nine regi
ments, with cavalry and artiljery, in
readiness to march into Afghanistan to
suppress the revolt of tho Ameer's
enemies in the interior. The proclama
tion adds: "'lean pupresstho Ghilzais
without them, but they remain ready '
ia case liussia takes advantage of the
rebel, ion to invade the country." The
Ameer invites the rebels to return to !
their homes, and says he will only
puc.i.-h the chiefs in the insurrection.
i lie Tobacco Coincntiou.
The Raleigh Tobacco Exchange is
bestirring itself with reference to the
State Tubacco Convention to be held at
Morehead on August 17th. At tho regu
lar meeting of the Exchange held yes
terday, the following delegation was
appointed from Raleigh: W. T. Lip.i
eomb. chairman: M. A. Parker. T. II.
Moseley. V.". C. Reed and T. N. Jones.
Alternates: L. L. Fleming, Jeis. E.
Pogue. E. B. Aiken. C. F. Harvey and
Ceo. B. McGehee.
11.11. Roberts was ( .lected secretary
to tho delegation.
Col. P. F. Faisou: chairman of the
committee on transportation and ac
commodation, presented a letter from
the cificials of the associated railways,
making round-trip rates to members of
thoVon vention at about three cents per
mile. Tho convention is strictly a
North Carolina affair. Every Tobacco
Enchar.ge in the State is entitled to five
vot -.'3 in the convention, and bhould ap
point a- many delegates who can at
tenl. Matters of great importance to
the t'.baeeo iuterest m the State will be
brought before the meeting, and every
section and town in the State interested
in tobacco culture should co-operate
through delegates at this, the first to
bacco convention ever held in the State.
A large attendance is expected, and
special rates will be given to delegates
by Me.-srs. Cook & Fo -ter Bros., of the
Atlantic Hotel at Morehead. News and
'resident (.'alls a Hall.
V.-I!INot 'N. August 1. The Pred-J-nt
sai l today that he had felt it to be
..n al. e.uie e security that he should in
ev. ry oa-i rcouest the.se cities which
prup. ed to -enJ delegations to Wash
r. ;;t 'n conveying invitations to visit
th-m on his Western trip to forego that
formality and forward their communi
ovo r. ; by mail. He has a full appre
"iatiti ot the cordial spirit which
prompts t-uch courtesy and v hich is
DWt p ratify in;- but it seems to him
unr.(-C'.:-s:iry that such journeys for such
a ptii po-e. at this heated season of the
vcar. i-h -oi l be undertaken. In addition
to thi.s consideration ho said it had been
his purpose to feel free to absent him
self from U13 capitol and tho White
use as lie c-uuuiei leel uisposeu uurinir
i month, and to make no engage
n:s which would require his pres-
I 1 1 '::.! ic that he will leave here the last
:. f S. ptcmber ati.l go directly to
St I. ::!.-. nn 1 from tlcre to Kansas
1 -it v. lV.ul. 31; n nea pi. I is. Milwaukee.
Co: -.:;'. Nashville and Atlanta. The
st. Lou ; arol Atlanta elates Deinj; nxeci,
it will v.-ji be practicable to deviate
from this programme. The journey
will be made by the ordinary route of
travel between the cities named, and the
disposition of the President will be to
see as much of the country and people
on los route as will be consistent with
limite 1 time and positive engagements.
Almost a Kiot.
To. .".!. red excursion from Norfolk
ve-.-tv-rd.iv cam:' near terminating in a :
-cri iu - r: .t . The excursionists, some
t!:ou-an 1 in number, left here about
4 .:' p. m . drinking and noisy, and
aft. r the train had gotten oil" a short
time they compelled the engineer to re
turn uili. the expressed determination
to r-tay ail night. Their conduct of de
thin ' became s disorderly that the
Mrvor called on the Pasquotank Killes
t .. quel! the disturbance. The Killes
quickly responded, prepared for ugly
woik. and w hen they appeared tho se
rious aspect suppressed the disturb
ance. Four of the leaders were ar
rested, taken before Mayor Scott, pre
liminary evidence heard, aad sent to
j til. to be tried this morning.
Two considerations aro suggested by
the occurrence. First, tho value to the
town ol the military company, and tbe
im r.ortar.-'e i f sustaining it to the full
standard of members and equipment.
Second, the duty of Manager King to
s ;:d with the-e 1 xcursi. mists a police
. order. The Pities, and the
r.e. preserved the town last
-.1 serious d i-tut banco and
Norfolk authorities were tele
d to make further arrests upon
rf train l i t liL'ht. Klizibcth
A SI V I ( Ie TO 31 OT HE Its.
Mlis. WlNSI.. -V S SOOTIIINU Slilt IT
-h..uid always be used for children
teethinc It soothes the child, softens
the gums, allays all pain, cures wind
colic, and is the boht remedy for "diar
h.'3. Twenty-live cents a bottle.
piarlV dtuthsat wly
This puw.ler never vanes. A marrel of
partly, suouRth. ana wlioli'Hiimeneii, Mor
economical than th e ordinary kinds, nd eu.
not be sold In competition with toe mnltttwto
of low teat, short weight, alum or phospbM
powders. Hold only in cans. KorAI. BAKIKw
PowdbbOo . 1U6 Wall-et.. w. Y. novls-trdw
FYr sale, in Newberu by Alex. Miller.
RED LIGHT' fl'LOON,
Near Markot Dock, Middle St-,
NEW LE11NE, N. C,
is v. lihhi: v-r cn always kni
Of every variety, in large or small
quantities. Al -o the FIN F.ST GRADES
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
All of which will be Bold
CHEAP FOR CASH!
John D. Pinkin:-, Salesman.
dec2i2 d w
Prepare for the Season
(Will freeze cream solid in five minutes)
Wire Dish Covers,
Wire Window Cloth,
And a Full Line of
House Furnishine1 Goods,
L. II. CUTLER'S,
26 & 28 Middle Street,
NEW 1JKRNE. N. O.
Take Notice !
Our store is filled with
Provisions, Groceries, Caaited
Ooods, Iry Goods, Crockery,
Etc. Wo keep a full lino of the
Celebrated Prison Boots and
C. S. Parsons & Sons' Boots
Every pair warranted 10 Rive satis
faction. Country merchants and the people
generally are requested to call aud ex
amine our large stock before purchas
ing. We will give you low figures.
We job Lorillard Snufl.
ROBERTS & BRO.,
South Front at.. Sew Heme, N. O
K. H. JONES,
Wholesale an l K. tail Dealer in
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
BAOOlNd AM) TIES Etc.
Consignments of (irain, Cctlon and
other Produce solicited.
Prompt Attention u;i : 1: 11 teed.
N. W. Cot. South Front und MiddleSt"
NEW It E UNE. N. C
PURE & PERFECT LENSES
Iji tlio World.
They arp as tTRiiKimrent und colorleM as
lit;ht Itself, and for t-eflness or oiitlnrmnoe to
Hit; eye. cannot !e exct llr.l. ennbllDK tbe
wearer to ren.l mi In uis ulenit fallgue. In
fact . 1 hey an.
ri.Hi- KCT SHillT rUI.BKUNKKa,
Test I ie on lain from the li. ailing physlclani
In the I'nltiil StiileH, Coventors. Hen a tort,
l.cKlKlHlom. Meek men. men o note lu all pro
fessonK. ant) 111 ilillereni branches of trad.
Imiiki'ik. imi-liuiii.-N. etc.. can he given who
have ha. I iht It blhl Improved by IheTr nee.
A EE EYES FITTED
AND THE HI' (il'AKANTEEl) BY
F. S. DUFFY, Druggl,
mailt Mew BKK.N1S. N. U. ly
GEORGE ALLEN & GO.
Agricultural 1 111 p 1 o ni e u t s.
Plows, Harrows, Cultivators,
Hoes and Axes,
Wood's Mowers aud Kcapors,
Cotton Ciins and Presses.
Fertilizers, hand Plaster, Kaiuit
Mechanics T00N and Hardware,
Lime. Brick, Cement. Plaster
Hair, Paint, Kalsomine, Var
nish, oil. Class, Putty aud Hair.
Freezers, Kefrigerntors, Oil
Cook Stoves, Eureka Burjflar
Proof Sash Eoek-, warranted t
give security aud satisfaction.
PKICES VERY LOW.
;i:o. ALEEN & CO.