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sTJCWBEHSE. M. C. AUG. II. 198
CbUt4 at tka Post offles it N Barm
of the Charlotte Observer, has
made an assignment. Liabilities
9,500. The paper suspends publica
tion, and an evening daily will be
started soon by other parties.
GE3ebal BrcKTTER is elected
Governor of Kentucky by a greatly .
reduced majority. In the last
gubernatorial election the Demo
eratio majority was over forty
thousand; this year it is less than
THE Prohibitionists of .Maryland
hare pat a ticket in the field for
State officers to be voted for in the
fall election. It is onlv a ouestion
Of time when they will have a ticket
in ,-crv ctfaf-A ami in manv will
in every stare, ami in many win,
k.u v. k.i r T -v,;-:
OUtU tJl? UlIIt-V VI 'CI. 1 LI L LA . .71
way they will make their power lelt
and will make demands on both the
Thx Fabmebs' Alliance is the
name of another organization for
farmers. It originated in Texas
and is spreading rapidly in all the
States. We are unable to see what
better organization the farmers
want than the Grange. But a new ,
broom sweeps cleamsoanew name
and new ways will take like wild-
fire for awhile. Organization, by
whatever name you may call it; if
its purpose is to bring farmers to -
ether to consult the interest of
their occupation and to devise ways
and means for the improvement of
arleultnre in all its branches, is a
food thing. But every farmer
sboald strive to be useful and bene-
flcial to the organization, and not
depend too much u po n the organi-.
xation being of special benefit to
him. An organization of farmers
who feel that their success in agri -
culture makes them capable ol
benefltting their brother farmers
would be a power for good. Kvery
farmer joining these organizations,
BO matter what the name, should
aim to do good as well as receive
DUBHAii is having trouble over
the (jVaded School law. A restrain
ing order has beeu obtained to pre
vent the levy of a tax for its sup
port. The order is returnable before
Jadge Shepherd at Ilillsboro, Aug
nit 8th. The enemies of public
schools and free education will
contest every inch of ground, but
they are boand eventually to go to
the wall. The people remember
well that when the State and the
public welfare demanded that a
man should shoulder his musket
and march to the front, he was not
asked if he had property to fight
for. It was only necessary that he
should be an able bodied man, and
finally this qualification was not
particularly inquired after. Chil
dren who are liable to be called
upon for such pablic service are
entitled to a lair education at the
expense of the public, and public
sentiment is iast driiting in this
direction, even in North Carolina.
SCORE 03 E FOE THE STATE GU ARD.
The good of a military company
was demonstrated a few days ago
at Elizabeth City when a thousand
or more excursionists undertook to
compel the conductor of the train
to run their schedule instead of
obeying the orders of his company.
The PasqaotaDk Rirles were called
upon, and their appcarauce with
fixed bajonets quelled the disturb
ance and lour of the rioters were
arrested. The LVonoaiiit says the
Bities, and the H:tles alone, pre
served the town from serious dis
turbance and bloodshed.
THE BACK-BONE TURN ED A KOI N V.
Th Wilmington & Weldon Riilroad
im 173 mile to length and iu branch
line aggregate 1 miles more, making
4 total mileage of main Hue and branch
es of S5S miles. These branches are the
Wilson Short Cut, 74 miles. Tarboro &
William stoo. 50 miles; Scotland Neck.
13 miles; Goldsboro & Smithtield, 22
mils ; Warsaw & Clinton. U miles, aDd
Rocky Mount Nashville, IS miles.
Tbs it will be seen that the branch
roads exceed in length the main lina by
34 as ilea. This is a fact that u not gen
erally known. Wil. Review.
vnen ine l . i.. as com-
pleted and the A. oc N. C. was:
chartered and work begnn. the idea of the C F. X V. V. system. Beau
was to have one grand trunk kne j tor: harbor would became one
from the mountains to the sea. j of important South Atlantic
with branch roads reaching out on coasting stations for trans Atlantic
each side from various points along ! and coastwise steamships, and at
the line, and thus gathering up the j once a convenience and a source of
products of the entire State; wealth to our impoverished and
transfer them to steamers and ve , languishing State: attracting the
gela at Morehead City and New ( attention of the world to our pro.
Berne. In other words, the N C
K., the A. & ". C, and the W. N
C. were to form the back lone of a
3rand system, and the branches
were to be as rilw to the backbone.
Bat the State haj slumbered and
Jept until private corporations like '
the B. & 1). and A. C. Line have!
twisted the back loue around and j will biing out. would in great part
ade two running cross wise the find an outlet to the Northern fur
bodj and the ribs shooting out naces and foundries through the
from these two unnatural back ; jorts of New Berne and Beaufort.
txJnes are depriving the natural The bulk of supplies imported for
bone of its support and threaten to 1 the section of country lying be-
All this has happened in the lace
of the wise and great men the
old State ia always ready to boast
ol; and even now when there is a
chance to strengthen the natural
baek-booe by connecting the A. &
Jf. C. and the C. F. & Y. V. our
rreat Governor hesitates and
doubts as if he is realy afraid he ;
wfll do a good thing for the eastern ;
ection. If the Governor would
)asi take one step forward, show
his kTe for the grand old State by
bringing these two roads together,
the people of this section would
with one coord say "well done
thon good and faithful servant."
A GREAT SYSTEM.
Atlantic 4 North Carolina and Capl
Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad.
A close olxcrvur of i'urn-rjt
events cannot fail ti be ini pressed
with the fact th.it the railroads of
this countrv are ranulh eonsolidat-
inp, the hirger corporations buying
up me smaller and thus destroying
all competition, will become the
most oppressive agencies in exist
ence, and it will be hard for Con
gress or the State Legislatures to
restrict them so as m prevent dis
crimination in one lor in or another
or rijjng ron
h shed nver the ie-!
In advocating a consolidation ot
the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley
and the Atlantic & North Carolina
railroads, we believe we are aiding
a State system which will be inde
pendent ot the giant corporations
that uow control the railroads
of the State, aira in the de-
"lopment of the entire State more j
pecruiy wis eastern section una
the ports of New lWne and More-
In order that 0lir readers may
get an idea ot what the ( . 1 . vN. .
V. comprehends, we quote from. a
communication published in the
columns of the Jovrnal in lss:i
from a well known writer :
This proposed system ot' the '.
F. Y. V. Railway beyond the
borders of Wayne county compre
hends seventeen counties of the
State, whose aggregate population
js comprising more than
ono nrln the population of North
! Carolina; and 10. 400 square miles,
'morethar, one fifth the land area
lmProved. and ".0S9.W1 acres J,
unimproved lands. Include Wayne,
1 Lencuri Jones, Craven and ( 'arteret
anj we have o71..".01 population:
; mpre tua:, one i0ur:b that of the
state: lo.20 sqaare miles: more
than one fourth the land area;
', i,.sjo.116 acres Indus improved, and
4 1 7-j i ,.-,7:2 acres of unlmproveil
jjAIUi as bemg ni the counties of
the proposed .IfninfiV. Cape Fear
ami Yadkin Valley system. The
: COanties of this system, from the
I northwestern limits of the State to
j aufort Harbor are Alleghany,
, Ashe. Watauga. Mitchell, Cald
well, Wilkes, Y'adkin, Surry, Stokes, i
Forsyth. Guilford. Randolph, Chat- I
ham, Moore, Harnett, Cumberland.
Robeson, Sampson, Wayne, Lenoir,
Jones, Craven and ('arteret."
At the time tl:e writer peuned
the above lines the Cape Fear and
Yadkin Valley was only running
cars to the Gulf in Chatham coun
ty. By the end of this year they
will probably be running cars
through to Mt. Airy in Surry
county, and the work will be
pushed with vigor until the coal
fields of southwestern Virginia are
reached and a line to the great
Northwest be tapped. So the
writer of that communication was
not overdrawing the pictuie when
he so forcibly presented the C. F.
S: Y". V. system, and urged a con
nection of the A. N. C. with it.
The reasons for such connection
and consolidation are stronger to
day than they were then, and the
people along the line of the
A. & N. C. are almost with
one accord demanding that the two
roads be brought logether under
one system, if proper terms can be
made with theC F. vV Y. V. What
better thing can be done for More
head City and Beaufort, New
Berne, Kmstoii. F,i Grange and
Goldsloro than giving them a
railroad sytem extending from
Beaufort harbor to Southwestern
Va., and to the South Carolina
line on the South, bringing togeth
er twenty-two counties of the State
and carrying their products out at
North Carolina ports! What bet
ter disposition can be made of the
A. & N. C. Railroad uhich prac
tically terminates at Goldsboro,
and as a local, independent line
will never more than pay expenses
and the interest on her floating
debt, than to make a part of
thi great system ' To give our
readers a further idea of the bene
fits that would accrue to Beaufort
harbor and New Berne we quote
from the communication oi
i-; v reason
of the coal product
:he developing hand
ducts and the capacities of our sea
port. The immense beds ot iron,
copper and other valuable ores and
minerals which lie along the l.ne ol
the C. I". V Y. V. Road from Moore
and Chatham to Aleghanv and Ashe
the lull development of
s system ol transportation
tweeii Way He and Ashe
a4ong and contiguous to
would hnd their wav in throu
h the :
ports of New Berue and Beaufort.
and in addition to increased lines
of inland navigation from New
Berne, outside lines of steamships j
would be established and main-;
tained in the commerce with Beau-1
hirhnr While N'pw Berne
instead of tindmg her customers
wiftin a radius of thirty live or 1
forty miles, would extend her trade
relations bevond the confines ot
the State. Product of our cotton
fields would be carried to the fac-.
tories in Caldwell, Chatham, Cum-1
berland, Forsyth, Guilford, Ran
dolph, Surry and the hundreds of
others that are to spring up on the
magnificent water power of these
hill and mountain sections which
the C. F. iS: V. V. system penetrate
and in exchange the fine beef cattle,
horses and mules and other pro
ducts of the Western lope brought
to our doors. That exchange of
commodities would thus again go
on between our Kastern and West
ern people as in the days itefore the
advent of transverse railroads in
terrupted and finally shut oil' the
natural currents of trade, dividing
one portion of the State from the
other. Can no one see in all this a
reason for uniting the A. S; N. C.
Railroad with the great through
system of the Cape Fear and Yad
kin Valley Railway, which when
extended to the shores of the At
lantic ocean, becomes a great State
system of transportation and de
The prominent and successful
feature of Goveinoi .larvis's ad-
I . .. . . ,
: ministration, the one which stood
. . .. .. I
Jout pre-eminently above all others,
was the boldness with which he
tackled the W.N. ( '. K. and made
I such imposition ol it as secured its
completion to Paint Hock, and put
the Ducktown branch well under
way. Our present honest and con
scientious Governor has an oppor
tunity of making his administration
a progressive one: an opportunity
of doing a great work tor the ports
of New Berne ami Morehead City,
and developing the Kastern section
of the State. In the language of the
writer from whom we have already
quoted extensively, "'has any public
; policy of a higher consideration at
time ever occupied the execu
tive mind of North Carolina than
this which proposes to give one
fourth of the population of the
State, their territory, products, in
dustries and resources the benefits
of access to an outlet through
Beaufort harbor? Is there, or can
t here be a higher or more beneficent
policy of the State than that of
fostering her commerce, the hand
maid of agriculture, by building up
her seaports ot Beaufort and Wil
mington?" Will not the whole peo
ple along the line of the A. tS; N. C.
R. and of counties tributary there
to approve any step the Governor
may take looking to the consolida
tion of this road with the C. F. S:
Y. V. T
NORTH CAROLINA Sl't(T W.
As those bonds were forced upon
the people of North Carolina under
Republican rule, and as there are
certain parties at the North trying to
give them a significance which they
ought not to possess, we transfre
to our columns the following letter
to a prominent Chicago lawyer
from Dr. Eugene Grissom, one of
the most clear headed and influen
tial Republicans in the State. Dr.
Grissom has for nearly a quarter of
a century been ably and sympa
thetically associated with the be
nevolent institutions of North
Carolina. Though a Republican,
he is first of all a patriot, a philan
thropist, a devoted friend of the
helpless. lie knows, that to pay
those bonds would bankrupt our
people. lie knows, that in such an
event, the insane, the deaf, the
dumb and the blind would be swept
out of the cherishing arms of the
commonwealth. And so, with that
fidelity to his native State, so
characteristic of him, he plainly
and forcibly presents the case of
the special tax bonds to his Chicago
But to the letter :
Henry S. Austin, A'
Dear Sir Upon inquiry I find
upon a suit brought by A. II.
Temple vs. the State of North Caro
lina, Judge Bond of the Circuit
Court hied a decree, commanding
the State officers to make arrange
ment for the collection of public
taxes for the payment of the inter
est upon the special tax bonds
issued by the State, alluded to in
your letter. ( ne of the main issues
in this suit was whether a citizen
can sue his own State, Judge Bond
decided in the affirmative.
From thisopinion Judge Seymour
of the District Court, sitting with
him, dissented. And, as you know,
the case goes up to the Supreme
Court of the Cnited States for de
eisiou, on account of this difference
of opinion. The counsel for the
State, with whom I have talked,
profess no doubt of the reversal
of this decision. At a suggestion
in your letter, I will give vou some
thing of the history of this State
These bonds were issued under
an act of the General Assembly of
this State, elected in 1SG, under
the Reconstruction Act of C ongress.
This Legislature was elected and
assembled while the State was
under military control, and in no
sense represented the people of the
State, their wants or their interests.
They ordered the issue of eleven or
twelve million of bonds, ostensibly
tor railroad purposes. These bonds
were placed in the hands of so
called, irresponsible presidents of
railroads, and by them they were
forced upon the markets of the
country, and sold at any price they
could bring, in some cases, from
ten to fifteen dollars in the hundred.
Scarcely one dollar was ever ex
panded for the benefit of the State.
Soon indignation was so high and
public sentiment eo strong, that
the same Legislature, at a subse
quent meeting in 13G9, repudiated
its own action, and repealed the
act of Assembly providing for the
levying of taxes, for all after the
' first payment of these coupons.
I In livsO an amendment was in
screen 111 tne fatate constitution, J
forever repudiating the snecial tax :
bond debt, principal and interest. :
From this you can infer the almost
universal sentiment of our people
st o r-i f,f, tn ,t
' " icgmmu u. i
Anil if micllf hp a matter nf in.
ituin - bow a decree for its collet--
1 ion could be enforced even if the
Supreme Court (which is not
prouauie) iu couuim u. mere .
ia J f KinL' Tif Q. Sfafft nffipiir tVinf
!,, , "!. , XT. Di.;VV I
wnnld not resicn or snbiect him-
self to contempt, and the execution
of the decree could be effected only
by power and revolution. f course
I am only giving you what is now
public sentiment throughout the
State. Make any use of this letter
that you think might j n-vent in
nocent parties from being vic
timized by the sale ol these bonds.
I have the honor to be, yours
truly. Kt'tiKNK Gnissi iM
The New Heine .C'lKNAi is
laboiing diliueiitly to get rlie A. Ov
N. C. II. K. consolidated in snine
way with the C. '. V. V. II. II.
In this movement we join hands
with the Journal. The Cape
Fear and Yadkin Valley must needs
have an outlet to deep water. It
cannot seek that outlet by way of
Wilmington because it cannot com
pete with the steamboats on the
Cape Fear. It ought therefore to
come t his wa . Ir would have only
to build from Sant'ord to Golds
boro and then secure a lease or
buy the A. k N C. II. II. This lS
, i ii e oppori un 1 1 i or ( ion i- 'i , and
: the Has;.
I This is ; Li- only way lei;, too.
whereby the dieam ol the great
j mciutl' former days can be real
j ied a dream of solid wisdom
t he uniting of the West and Fast
ov a continuous ranwav. w e trust
j tnerel.re that tin-
, jjj ''(
j a h-ase which' th,
desi 1 es
A i mis
; heart ily. At the sann
i lease that is made of
the A. vV N.
C. care should be taken that it
shall not by any indirection eer
fall into the'han'ds nf the W. lV W.
R. R. or the p. , 1). R. K. Fuller
of those roads would, ol course. Use
it meiely as a feeder and would de
stroy 1: s bein-tits .is .1 competing
The number id' competing lines
at this point ought in no event to
be lessened, but rather im-teased.
We rejoice that the Argus v::h
us 011 this question. How can it
which the A
has made Go
limpet ing 1 1 lies, of
,V N. C. 1L is ,,;ie.
sboro wh.u it is. A
ol t hpse t wo roads
' he connect inr link
and building :h
will not destroy
but strengthen it
The t wo 1 oails
consolidated will be a uioie power
ful competitor than the A. iV N.
C. alone. The scheiue to connect
these two roads and bung them
under one management is a grand
one, and we are unable to see how
any true North Carolmiiu can
Tin: quest ion ol tilling the niches
in Statuary Hall, Washington, to
which North Carolina is en
titled, is again receiving atten
tion by the State press. There is
a little difference about which men
tioned the thing first, the Wilming
ton Messenger or the Raleigh News
and Observer. It matters but little
which originated the idea, the im
portant thing is which of these
thriving dailies will be the first to
contribute one hundred dollars for
the purpose. We believe the press,
when it is able, ought to do as well
as urge others to do. If we were
as prosperous and r. iking in the
subscribers with the cash as fast
as some of our State contempo
raries pretend they are. we would
head the subscription for thi
pose with one hundred dollar
The (ining-e Encampment
The following preliminary pro
gramme for this encampment has
been announced. Detailed
grammes will be published one day
in advance and distributed to visi
tors. Monday, August ;h: General
preparation day, reception and
placing of exhibits, classification of
articles entered tor compet ition.
pitching of tents and assignment of
quarters to grangers and delegates.
Tuesday. August Sth: Formal
opening at o'clock . m. by Rev.
A. N. Wells, president of the local
organization. Prayer. Music by
the Steel Creek Cornet Band. Ad
dress of welcome by Gov. A. M.
Scales. Addresses by Hon. A. P.
Butler and Hon. John Robinson,
Commissioners of Agriculture re
spectively of South and North Caro
lina, and others.
Wednesday. Angus' loth, o
o'clock a. m.. ; o'clock p. m., 8
o'clock p. in.: Inauguration of the
Farmers' Institute. Addresses by
officers and membL"s ol the State
Agricultural Board and by other
eminent citizens, These meetings
continue only two hours, affording
ample intervals for inspecting the
exhibits and enjoy ing the amuse
ments. The same rules will apply
to the meetings Thursday and Fri
day. Thursday, August 11th: Rations
of Husbandry .day Morning meet
ing. Hon. W. R. Williams, Master
of the State Grange, will preside.
Addresses will bedelivered by the
r mi in hers of t he
The meetings -it .; p. m. and s p.
m. will be occupied by addresses by
gentlemen whose names and sub
jects have already been published.
Friday, August 1 l' : i 1 : Meeting at
'.' a. m. and o p. m. will be occupied
by addresses as on Thursday. At
s p. m. the coininittie on permanent
organization will report.
The report of tin- jurors of aw aid
will be made, the meeting ending
with fitting closing exercises,
Saturday, August L"th: Removal
of exhibits, striking of tents and
tinal winding up.
A great variety of eutei tainments
and contestsjwill enliven t he several
days. They will be so destributed
as to fill in all intervals. The ad
dresses will be delivered in a com
modious tent. There will be danc
ing in a large frame pavilion
Wednesday. Thursday and Friday
nights. For those who do not wish
to live in camp, and who cannot
find suitable accomodations in the
village, trains will run at intervals
of two hours from Mt. Holly to
Charlotte at a charge of twenty
cents for the rouud trip. Restaur
ants and eating stands will have
an amide sunnlv food for all nat-
rons. ews and . Juser ei .
1"k thk Tkk i ii. The following
is an excellent wash for the teeth:
Dissolve two ounces of borax in
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ui ee pouuus ui uon i U u a lei , am I
Iiol'oro it iv pnl.l ail,lnii..falil,icn,,n,i
lul of spirits of cami.hnr mid bottle
for use. A tablespoonful of this.
mixed with unequal quanity of
water aim ajipneu aauy wun a so:i
Kmoh trill nrnnrvn Hw f nntl,
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tirpate all tartarous
arrest decav ami
make the teetli
e are having lots of rain.
Are the red ribbon men all
Prof. Iionuer has returned from a
visit to RobesonviHe.
I'lummersaic coining in every
day. The price of chickens will go
lo-v. I.. () Wvehe is conducting
a series of meetings at Campbells
When a calf is sutliciently excited
to butt the pillow of a house great
is i he excitement .
IT. Fields was called to see a pa
tient the other night and had to
make a bridge: rain. ram.
A i u m seller in Washington
cuised one of Aurora's cranks the
other day and still he is cranky.
The Temperance cause is grow-
w,7 111 reeiiMiir. i ne cniei oi
inner loiu me mat ne inin notning
to do now in
on with the
o!e hat man" has been oil
and got a square meal aud now he
says he is ready to sell his big stock
of drugs and groceries cheap for
Greenville is ,1 tin iving town and
with such men as Mr. Forties. Col.
Ike Sugg, Ma.j. Latham. Harry
Skinner and other men of vim and
energv it can't help growing.
'i our eoi 1 espondeii t has just re
turned from a trip to Greenville,
N. C. in attendance on the District
Conference of the Washington Dis
t rift M. L. Church South. We had
a ver pleasant and profitable
meeting, plenty of good pre. u-hing.
good singing and but little r.m.l
filk. Everybody seemed :e
agreeably. A strong temper. mee
prohibition resolution w.i, .i ,1
and no opposition. lb-v. V. li.
Moore, P. K. of this ikstric- 1- a
model P. K. and has the eoini.ieiice
of I he whole district. We were
much pleased with the people of
Gri-einille, and I tell you a fellow
that has been used to eating ham.
potatoes, poik and d iinbliugs and
then so to a conference at Green
ville and paitake of tin' good
things he will get there and see
the pretty girls, and hear the good
singing and talk with the good
christian mothers and fathers, he
will want to vote for a district con
lerence there quarterly and go
every time. We were the guest of
Ma Henry Harding one of the
cleverest men in the county and our
stay at his house was a very pleas
Onslow County Items.
i that there were many people enter- tilizer.
tar lodge of Masons met last taining many curious notions. I ' My first observation of pea
Saturday, regular lodge day. with heard of an old citizen of our coun-j culture as a benefit to land oc-
a large turn our: one initiation ami
S. W. Venters has plenty of old
sweet potatoes now and they are
nice, he also has new potatoes as
large as goose eggs.
Mr. E. W. Murrill has just re
turned home from a visit to Snow
Hill to see his daughter, and son
in law W. E. Grimsley.
The Disciples held protracted
meeting at Highlands last week.
Some 7 or s joined the church.
Rev. H. c. Bowen and H. Burns
Rev. W. II. Puukett will preach
in Swansboro on the night of the
.'!rd Sunday in August, providence
permitting and will remain over for
a few days to rest and enjoy him
self in sailing and lishing.
our county is getting very poor
it seems: our bridges are being
thrown aside by the county, and
built up by the citizens. Our
Northwest bridge is the first on
docket, it fell in and is being re-
built by the citizens, too bad.
Fphraim Jones, an old colored
man living on the plantation'of A.
G. Murrill, says he is over 100 years
old, remembers distinctly about
' George Washington: knows well
when be died; can see now how to
1 thread a needle without spectacles:
walks upright and has good teeth,
jear hunting is still progressing.
Last week another large one was
killed. Kad Koonce was in the
melee and got happy again. This
makes the 10th one we believe they
have killed on and near Gum
Branch within the last two weeks,
but they haven't found another
'yaller gator"' yet as some of them
up here calls them.
A large fish fry at Squire Benj.
Ward's, on Brown sound, last Sat
urday, and from what we heard,
the Squire literally eclipsed every
thing in eating fish and clams. It
was a pleasant party of about To
young and old persons assembled
in the yard of the Squire under
those beautiful oaks, and picnicked
to about oou fresh fish and i bushels
Messrs. P. Z. Barry and Lee
Murrill from the convict force in
Washington county are home on a
leave of absence for a month. Mr.
c. 1). Newfold, another one of the
force, and for a long time steward,
has resigned his position and is en
gaged iu an agency business.
These gents report good progress
in making roads in the eastern
counties. They have ; convicts
at work t hei e.
Last Monday night Esq. D. E.
Sandlm was awakened from his
usual quiet slumbers by a sharp
rap at the door and a heavy call.
Upon investigating found a bevy
of colored people, come, they said.
to be joined together in matrimony:
it was rather late but the Squire
got up, called up his family and
joined "em together, and the groom
after saluting his bride with a loud
smack by the Squire's orders left,
singing "happy land of ('anon."
The parties were Kane Frazelle and
The heavy rains are damaging
our crops every day. since tne
-0th of July we have had moie or
less rain and some of the heaviest
kind fell this week. We have good
cotton crops so far. bat the looks of
things now are not very encourag
ino- Mr. T. R. Venters has a very
nne P'ece of cotton 0 feet high on
a level of five acres or more. Mr.
D. E. Sandliu has a fine crop of
corn, cotton and potatoes, and
about 00 head of the prettiest fat
tening hogs in the neighborhood.
We were at his house last week
and found Messrs. V. G. Simmons
and Samuel Pope from your city.
W'e asked them 'f they were rail-
road prospecting and they said nut: :
onlv on a visiting tour. Iiir last .
we saw of them they were on tho J
bear hunt. Misses. Ida and Laura
Sandlin are at home, the former
has just come lmme from a visit to1
Trust him little who praises
all, him less who censures all, and
him least who is indifferent about,
Jones County Items.
Fodder pulling will commence
t his week.
Mr. J. P. Gray is preparing to
erect a cotton gin at his house.
We have been visited during the
iast week with showers of rain.
The Trent is booming but will
cause but little damage to crops.
The late wet weather has nearly
tinished up the melon crop with
We learn that the mill at Ttpti
ton e-ma no.ir hrn.,i-m ,ir.;
.1i(i.lj.iVJljtl Ui ItlRlllL UU1 Jilt LUC
Timber rafts down
the i reut are
is plentiful now as turpentine rafts
were in old turnentine davs.
The Salvation Army, the van
guard of it. Was been' at Trenton
some lew days but did no recruit
uur crops are looking promising,
particularly corn. Cotton, the
sav, uas commenced shed
ding since the heavy rains.
Have you sowed your turnips?
remarked a gentleman to me today.
Well, continued he, if you have not
you had better wait until the moon
fulls. Always, said he. sow on the
full to make the root.
Mrs. C C. Andrews, of Trenton
township, died on Tuesday the 2nd
of August, leaving a devoted hus
band and live small children, the
oldest seven years and the two
younger ones aged only one week.
Mrs. Andrews" maiden name was
Iluggins and had many relatives
and friends to mourn her early de
mise, all of whom have the full
sin y pat hy of t he entire community.
Well, well, lemarked a Republi
can "ii yesterday, exhibiting a
siii.ib package of seeds from the
Depuiment ot Agriculture at
Washington. Who wcmld have
thought it? Here I have been vot
ing for years sending members to
Congress and never before received
any seeds. Now, said he, nothing
like having a man in Congress who
knows his business. Hurrah for
.Luc sceami-i una uiu uui iui iu
on Thursday fast much to the dis-
'el,,-. , tn.-, T"-f.,f ,,t- ...t- ;
appoinimeiu 01 many, i nearu one msnre perfect safetv, posts might
gentleman say that he never slept be arranged tor inserting bars as
any the night previous anticipating the liav ls stored, which will give
the great time ahead but, said he, air-passages through the hay. Dry
you better believe my great time .fodder or straw may be interlaid In
turned out pretty gloomy after get-, stead of the bars (which mav be
ting drenched in a heavy shower benefitted all around.) Fine crops
going to Trenton and standing on , witlloat addition of fertilizers I
the river listening for the whistle know of a patch of rye following
for several hours. No more excur- peas that wa8 grazetl all winter and
sious for me if you please. Thank till April, and then made the best
you: plenty. i crop of rye I ever saw. Any crop
We have often heard the remark ; following peas has the advantage
that this was a curious world and of a considerable amplication of fer-
, ty who said that he never intended
to let his children learn to spell
because Webster s spelling book
spelled "phtisic" with a superfluity
of letters, and, said another, were
my sons to learn to read some of
our rich Whigs might furnish them
with a Whig paper and might
change tlwir politics, and yet an
other who said that he intended to
see to it that none of his sons
should ever attend school because,
said he, they might become
expert pensmen and forge some
rich man s name on a note. Now
let me say to every friend of educa
tion of our county to canvass your
various school districts and see if
we in this enlightened day have
not some who now are entertaining
such curious ideas. We are confi
dent that there is a screw loose
somewhere. Why just look at it;
teachers hired and paid by the
State teaching school in some of
the districts and the majority of
the children shooting marbles at
home, yoking up the cats, wading
in ditches, some hunting, fishing
and lots of them seeking out mis
chief. Should not, and is it not
the duty of us all to look up this
loose screw and use every effort to
induce parents to see their error?
Odd Things in England.
The tin pail as an article oj
kitchen and pantry furniture is
quite unknown in England. It is
seen only at oil and paint shops,
and never with a cover. Coal with
the English is always "coals."
What we term the "gaiter'' they
call the boot. What we call boote
they call "Wellingtons.'" A barber
shop is one thing in London,
a hair cutting saloon is another and
separate establishment. The aver
age English shave is a brutal per
formance as compared with the
American. The patient must arise
from the straight-backed chair,
wash his own face and brush his
own hair. London newsboys do
not cry their papers printed
placard placed on the walk notifies
the public, and the boy stands by
his stock in trade and seems to pon
der over it Their "livery stable"
signs read "Cars on Hire," buggies
are unknown. So is a general as
sortment of dry goods and groceries
in one shop. The "haberasher"
keeps pins, needles, stays, takes.
and all the other minute necessary
for the lady's outfit. The woolen
draper, cloths. The green grocer
never goes beyond vegetables, save
to idea occasionally in coals. The
exceptions to this rule is with
the co operative stores, which deal
in everything. In the sale of cook-
I pd t'nrwl Miprd nri- fcltrtrw eon fl n i n (r
themselves to hams, corned beef
and a few vegetables, served hot at
noon, and to be bought from two-
, .. .. " . ,' ""--i
- rr o I I phATia m ohmif n cinnni n 1 ri- 1 i
1 , T1 , """"."s F.oiy
and beef soups, and others cook
nothing but fried fish. "Crash,"
our name for course towelling, is an
unknown term, at least in London,
Programmes must be bought of the
theatre ushers. Molasses is called
"treacle," and sold by the pound.
A pie is either a "tart'' or a "turn
over." The English street car a
"tram" and the road a "tramway."
A pitcher is a "jug'' and glasses
are "tumblers.'' And when you
call at the bar for beer they under
stand you want porter. Breakfast
in many families is not a set meal,
but a morning lunch, to be eaten
whenever'you are ready. Business,
election and militia notices are
posted on church doors, and in
some places the amount of last Sun
day's collection, in pounds, shillings,
ponce and farthings.
An Honest Lot. "Have you
an honest citv government here?''
In- askt'd of a Uetroiter whom he
feii into conversation with on the
iry Hall steps.
'-'Ve have, sir.''
"No charges against the Alder-
"None that amount to anything."
"You believe them honest, then!"
"I do, sir."
"Perhaps you are a contractor?"
suggested the stranger
"No, sir, I am not.
I am one of;
I cried to my soul's beloved.
As he lay on my breast to die,
To send me one word from heaven
But he answered not, save with a sigh,
A sigh that passed over my spirit
As the death-bell's solemn tone.
Then I know that my love was in heaven
And I on the earth, alone !
Alone, in the gloom and silence
I watched through the dreary night,
i But no voice came to soothe my sorrow
; Till the dawn of morning light,
I saw the chill mist ascending.
And the blue smoke curling high,
All, as incense went up to heaven
T 1l 1 J f l
J w . - i vuv. unj
With its glare and its life and noiae.
But the.e came to my weary spirit
o sound of my loved one s voice
No sound, but of sin and of sorrow.
Of earth with its etrif and care.
Ah ! how could a broath from heaven
Come down through the troubled air '.-
I stole to the glen at even,
As the dew fell soft on the ground .
And I lay where I sat so often
With the wooded hills all round.
Then I cried. O beloved ! send me
Ono word in my sore distrust !
And a voice, like a low sweet echo
I'amc from heaven and said to me.
J. F. Wallerr.
Crojis After I'eas.
In addition to the good thing
already mentioned about peas in
The Southern Cultivator, it may
be said that after taking off the
vines which make excellent hav.
capable of keeping stock fat with 1 Ocracoke attending the cam) meet
the addition of a very small quan-; inS at tliat 1 bice. We wish them
ti t v of corn the land is left in ) a pleasant trip,
good condition. The roots have: The steamer Trent was at our
broken and mulched the soil to a 1 wharf on the :!d insf. She was on
great depth, while the growing!
crop has shaded the ground, which 1
with its attendant conditions is
the best part 00 the results of pea
culture. Three peeks to one
bushel of Life Preserver peas is
best for hay-making, because the
crab grass will then race with the
vines and make a good mixture.
mhich shortens the time of good
curing. Mown in the morning
after the dew is off, raked into
wind rows the same evening, on
the next day, aud put into cocks
tue second evening, it wi
for housing on the third
; curred the second
year of my
peas about two acres of corn
were without a pea crop that
fall I sowed oats, using about
seventy-five pounds of guano per
acre. Where the peas had grown
the year before I gathered twenty
to forty bushels of oats after corn
alone were hardly stout enough to
In a certain field, which was
partly in corn and peas and partly
in oats last year and which is now
in cotton without fertilizer, the
difference in apperance of the plant
is the difference of a moderate ap
plication of fertilizer in favor of
the peas. About 250 pounds of
ah element is excellent for peas
sown alter (small grain in June
There is a lesson in this hypothet
ical case which we find in an ex
change, that it would be well
for Christian people everywhere to
ponder. "A young man comes
from the country or country town to
the city, knowing nobody. The
churches are open two or three
times a week, the Sunday schools
onoe a week only, but on the first
occasion cherishing a recollection of
the church at home, he goes, and
the chances are that, being ;
stranger, he is either passed nn
noticed or is treated with ordi
nary politeness. lie hears an
nouncements of fairs and festivals
for the benefit of various objects;
he goes to same of these, but finds
himself little nearer lorming ac.
quaintances than before, for such
occasions are commonly so ciable
only within a certain circle, to
which it is often no easy matter to
gain admission. But the same
young man finds the saloon, the
billiard hall, the gambling house;
and worse places always open
There is no cold politeness shown
him by the children of this world
nobody asks if he is respectable, or
who is his father, or if his family
are nice people. The waiter in the
beer garden will place a chair for
him obsequiously, and the proprie
tor will be delighted at his presence
no matter what his antecedents.
The cheerfulness with which he is
welcomed pleases him. even if he
knows the politeness to be but
feigned, and among these associates
he makes acquaintances who are
often his inin. The road to evil is
very broad, and Ls travelers are
numbered by thousands, especially
among the young men of a city.
But it might be well for churches
and pastors to ask themselves the
question whether some of the blame
does not lie at their own doors.
With churches open twice a week
and the saloon doors always ajar,
the wonder is, not that so many
young men go wrong, but that any
are able to resist the temptations
that lie in wait at every corner."
"ft'hat to Read.
' Are you deficeient in taste.
xveau lue uesi. .cuiian puois, ouuu
as Thompson, Gray, Goldsmith,
Pope, Cowper, Coleridge, Scott and
Are you deficient in imagina
tion? Read Milton, Akenside.
Burke and Shakespeare.
Are vou deficient in powers of
reasoning? Read Chillingworth,
Bacon and Locke.
Are you deficient in judgement
and good sense in the common
affairs of life? Head Franklin.
Are you deficient in sensibility?
Head Goethe and Mackenzie.
Are you deficient in political
knowledge? Read Montesquieu,
the Federalist, Websters and Cai
houn. Are you deficient in patriotism?
Read Demosthenes and the Life of
Are vou deficient in conscience!
Pead some of President
Are you deficient in anything?
Head the Bible.
The woman that has not touched
the heart of a man, before he leads
her to the altar, has scarcely a
chance to charm it when possession
and security turn their powerful
arms against her.
The oldest son of Mrs. Alex,
Dowdy died quite suddenly a few
Malaria has slightly nipped some
of us in the bud, but none of us are
Mr. Henry Mills, one of our pros
perous cotton farmers, lost one of
his mules a lew days ago.
Mr. "Waller Jones has moved his
family in one of Mrs. Dean's houses
and is a resident of our village.
Mr. S. S. McCleese, of La Grange,
accompanied by his family , is visit
ing his brother, C. R. McCleese.
near t his place.
The Hooding rains we have been
having for the past two weeks has
damaged cotton badly, and in some
instances the corn crop is seriously
The -lair young" cotton farmer
has been awav for a. short time
viewing the crops of other fanners,
but says she cannot think of "con
solidating," at least not yet awhile.
Misses May Caps and Louise
Hamblin of Bayboro. gave this
vicinity a pleasant visit a short
time since. Come again, young
ladies, and bring your patch work
Mr.T. C. Jones and son Ambrose,
accompanied by Miss Stella
Roberts, of your town, are off to
her way from Portsmouth to your
city when her fuel gave out and
she was compelled to give us a call
and ieplenish her wood pile.
One on the Conductor.
The other day a maD got on aboard
of a train on the Detroit .V Lansing
Road aecompained by a bigdog, and
j in due course of time the baggage
j man walked back into the car and
I "Mister, that dog must go into
the baggage car.
1 "1 guess not.
"But I guess he
will! No dogs
are allowed to rid
"Well, we'll wait and hear what
the conductor says. He is a friend
of mine, and if he says tho dog
can't ride here that will settle it."
It was half an hour later before
the conductor, accompanied by the
baggageman, got around to the
"That dog must come out o'here!"
annouced the conductor.
"For why? He isn't hurting any
body." "Because no dogs are allowed in
"And if I don't take him to the
baggage car you'll "
"Put him off."
,,If you put him ofl','J replied the
man, after taking a look from the
window, "I shall go with with him.
My dog is just as good as I am."
''Will you take the dog forward?"
The train was stopped and the
dog led out and pushed off the plat
form. "Are you going, too?"' queried
the conductor, with his hand on the
"Yes, I guess I will. I live in
that farmhouse over there, and if I
go on to Howell, where I bought
my ticket to, I'll have to walk four
miles back. Much obleeged to you,
conductor. I just kind o'figgered
to have the dog put off at abont the
right spot!"' Free Press.
Cutting: Down Expenses.
"Pullem," said a Dakota real es
tate agent, in atown which is en
joying a boom, to his partner, "I
closed the deal with that man from
"Is that so?"
"Yes; he takes the five lots and
pays $10,000. Let us liguro up and
see how we came on them."
"Well, they cost us ft 1,000."
"Yes, and it took about '200 to
treat and entertain that man lrom
Chicago, whom we tried to sell to."
"And I let the St. Paul man
beat me out of S.iOO at poker in the
hope of selling to him.'
"Then I cashed a bogus check of
250 for that man from New York,
and then he skipped out without
"Then that Iowa man took up tw o
days of our time at $50 a day."
"Yes, and said he wanted to think
about it before buying. And then
the St. Louis man I took home for
dinner with me, he stole silverware
to the value of ''lo aud skipped like
"And 1 paid a $10 drunk and
disorderly fine for the Milwaukee
"We musn't lorget to figure in
about $50 for livery bills."
' No, nor 25 for speuding half a
day to go to church with that Bos
"And put down 100 for advertis
ing and $50 that had to pay Jones
for keeping still when he accidently
overheard me tell this man we sold
to, that the marsh just behind the
lots was an artificial lake put in by
the city at a cost of $30,000."
"Let's see total 2,0.0 profits
7.1). 0. That won t hardly do
we'ev got to make more than that."
Yes, we must cut down expenses
on the next deaf somewhere, i
guess we better not spend time
going to churcn with any more
men." Dakota Bell.
Their Business Boomlne.
Probably no one thing has caused
such a general revival of trade at R- N.
Duffy a drug store as their giving away
to their customers of so many free trial
bottles of Dr. King s New Discovery for
Consumption. Their trade is simply
enormous in this very valuable article
from the fact that it always cures and
never disappoints. Coughs, colds.
asthma, bronchitis, croup, and all
throat and lung diseases quickly cured.
i ou can test it before buying by getting
a trial bottU free, large size SI. Every
work to d' 'i Itio nii-ntt l'.:-rn-rier
uv tim Jam Mr-tint $ "i -
l 'l h .l.i,.r ,(.... it Hli.l
Wi ai.4 (shoe U t.etur, t'uu3UtiiiJ UclitCtlj tf l, j
Uu: tut) butU ri,;ul. I
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Going: Rack to First Principles.
An old fashioned Temperance So-
ciety has been formed in Boston by
a number of clergymen and others
who propose to "take the reloiui
out of politics." The new society
intends to fall back on the old
methods ol moral suasion unritrin
spread of knowledge, to which the
great reform of forty yearn ago was
While intemperance has eon
tinned its ravages among the poor
and ignorant, (here is one class
that has eonstanly become nioro
and more abstemious. Among the
people who attend and givu dinner
parties, excess in wine has become
so rare that a person may sit. out a
hundred dinners in London, New
101k, Berlin. Paris or Vienna, and
one individual the worse dr
The t wo bot t le men of old
are no longer seen.
People drink little in amount,
and prefer the wines having liftlc
intoxicating power. Thev drink
less than t heir forefathers becaifKo
they know more. They have dis
covered that excess of all kiids de
feats its object, and that the way
to get the most pleasure out of
every hour is to practice modcratiou
and observe t he, strickest morality.
They have discovered that excess
is as foolish as it is wicked. N. Y.
New Kerne District -Third Kouud.
J. T. Harris, P. K., Coldwboro, N. O.
Beaufort Station Auft. 13 14
Straits Ct. at Summerfield 16
Core SouDd 18
Morehead Station 20 21
OoldBboro, St. John 24
A D VK'K TO HOTHEHI,
MRS. WlNBIiOW's SOOTHING SyBL'P
should always be used for children
teething. It Boothen tho child, Boftens
thp Kuma. allayB all pain, cures wind
colic, and is the best remedy for diar-hu-a.
Twenty-flve cents a bottle.
MII.KH. HORSK8 and
Horses and Carriages to
hire at reasonable ratei.
Broad St.. Newbera. N. '.
A Great Bargain.
Will be sold at a Great hacriliue.
A valuable Plantation situated on the
south Hide of the Netise river, three and a
half miles from the Oty of Newbern, N. C.
One hundred and twenty-five acres cleaied.
Good land, suitable for trucking. The bal
ance, two hundred and two acres, heavily
timbered with pine, oak, cypress, and other
kinds of timber. Ills also nne gracing land.
Good dwelling, outbuildings, and a nne or
chard. It has a tine fishery fronting half a
mile on the beach, where there are high
banks of marl that can never be exhausted,
from which vessels can load with ease. It Is
a very beautiful and healthy location, pre
senting a near view to the passing vessels
and railroad. The cl ared land with bnlld
IngB aud orchard will be sold separate If de
sired. For terms apply to
al2dw On the place, oi Newbern. N. C,
W. L. DOUGLAS
fbe only 3 SEAMLESS
Shoe In the world.
Finest Calf, perfect fit, and
warraniea. congress, rvuium
m.n1 Lace, all atvlt'S toe. A.B .
styLlsb and durable aa
those costing o or o. t
a. SO SHOE excels
the i Shoes adver
tised by other
rtaap-x! w t of h Am
Rors all wear the W. T,. IHUrOLAS 2 SHOE.
If vour i-alT tle not kt--i Un-m. ru1 Tour cameoo
postal to W. L. DOl'CLAS, ltro kton. Ma.
DARK COlNTY, N. C.
A most pleasant, summer reaort, situ
ated on the beach between Albemarle
Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, and In
eight of Roanoke Island.
Will open (or the season
Many improvements have been added
tvhich will add much to the comfort of
A FIRST CLASS TABLE will be kept.
The beet facilities are afforded for
bathing fishing and hunting.
Also, a good band will furnish music.
For particulars address
A. K JACOBS,
A Noted Divine Says:
"I hmo liecn imiug Tutt'a I.lver Pills
for ItTMpepniu. Weak Stomarb and
'otlveiic. hIHi nlilcb I have Ions;
been aff licted.
ARE A SPECIAL BLESSING.
I never lino n ny thine; to dome SO m lie h
Kol. r oiii mend them to all as
tlie lie; medicine in eiltsns."
Itev. F. K. OSGOOD, New fork.
OfiWv, 41 Murray St., New York.
Atlantic & N orth Carolina Railroad Co.
Oi Hi e i i.'.n F itEiuBT 4 Pass. A(jknt,
New Hern, N. C, June, 1HS7.
Tin' f il'i'Wlng htp Through Rstrs of Kare
"Honml Trii' tu-kt-ts from coupon statlniis
U-ln-.s- in ..lnlKon t tie W. .N. V. K. li.,
SKASOV OP 1SS7.
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H. U 1)11.1.,
Hiving duly qualified as administra
tor of A. Hahn, deceased, before the
Clerk of the Superior Court of Craven
county, all persons indebted to the said
estate will nake payment of the same
to me, ami all persons holding claims
against said estate will present their
bills, with proof of the same, within
twelve months from this date, or this
notice will be pleaded in bar thereif.
July 2'ld. 1887.
Administrator A. Hahn.
Simmons & Manly, Attys. v.5w
J. W. STEWART,
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