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INDEPENDENT IN VT.I THINGS.
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Tox-naai $U.OO I' 01- -Vo.x-.
NEW BI2RXE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, OCTOBER 20. 1887.
HAVE OPENED AND
V4 endemror to keep onlj
and will U all times sell t
W offer at wholes-If,
P. LotilUrd k Co ' Snuff.-,
Armoar Co.'i Provision?
Hll'i Sur Lje ud Poush,
$Ur Bro.. Fine Shoes,
TT By BlWs 6-04i i Lther Uo.'i Shoes and Boon,
Tne Clebr-d Ferl Shirts.
Harvey' Old Tack-to Tobacco,
Hon. Tt0. M. Holt's AU-i-nce Plaids.
ATd a fall line of Genera! Merehand!e
at Lowest Market Prices.
Qu mai it his aim this season to aelect a stock of goods, which haj
ad rewoasaeadfl itelf to the bttr trade. Li the higher jradei of Meni,
Yth. B4J9 ai Ckildrea'i Clothing we haye a oomplet lin of neat and
b iga at
Woald apUwl lit tea ti on of fine trade to oar PBIKCI
AT.'RyRT ffTTITfl, wkii i materiaJ, trimming, make and fit are equaJ
thm tarwtom de work.
Onx SXLSLIHED OVEBCOATS n light, medium and hayj
waijthta art Bean tie, and will b told
Our SATIH-LIHED CHINCHILLA OVERCOAT
farm eat and will b told as a
In KE3TS TINE FTTRNTSHIN'GS we show a larger and handsomer,
Mat than rr, eapciallj so in fine
wfciU, acarlet, coUred and stripi. !
la HATS we carry the LEADIMQ STYLES , including the Ne"W
Tdftr 'p gooda. !
Omr Stock of Gooda tbu. geajon i TOO LARGE TO ENUMERATE ;
ALL THE ATTRACTIONS, knt would like for our friends to bear In 1
Bind that w also oaxrj a kandaome and
BOOTS AND SHOES, AND DRY GOODS,
aad ara prepared to offer special drives in Ladies' Corsets, TJndervests
Walking Jackets. Cloaks and Shawls, and fine all woo!
Blankats, Lap Roto and Horse Blankets.
All oar Goodj will be sold low, therefore for good goods cheap call at
XKIT TO L. H. CUTLER, MIDDLE 8TKEET,
Uenn. T. M. OSES of Carteret and DAVTT CA5ADV of Onslow
w.Il be pkajed to shov ttir friends through the st.k
K. aa4 i J
Full lines of the above Shoes for sale b
H0WABD & JONES, sole agents for New Berne.
Cannot lave Bacon,
Hitbr eanBaVOon nre 8hkepre, but THE PUBLIC may. and aj their pat-
rooac provM, will urt their money by baying
Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes and Notions
At F. T. Pattersons Stores,
Oa MIDDLE STBEET. ner Htel Albert, where LOW PRICES nd Reliable
Qoodt tjf ss fsr shesd of 1I competitors as the Volunteer wm ahead of the
pnpT for Cold Ware by curing a pair of Wool L-lankets, handaome Cooa
fortable. Woolen Cnderwer for Men and Womm, Neat and Nobby Ties for
tooac mo, fine line ot Bordered Handkerchiefs for Ldie aad OentlemeB,
Ota eta Hoe of Hosiery, Co!!ay, CulTs. Shirta. Merino Underwear. Shawle,
TJBOk. Valiw, Rand 8tchels. Cap. Piece tJood -in f act ererrthing in
flrst-elsM goods too numerous to mention.
afipaMiaUtj, for Boy 'Touch sod Mn. at price so low that would cause the
Wtyf -i grow oa "Bill Sts's" bed in astonishment.
jiayt arw dsngsroos, so come while you have the opportunity snd secure
TVa emlf solstioo sf this pocxle msy be obtained at F. T. Patterson Store:
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BOOH V.TaMkaHlMlLaTT.LOXrXB. MO.
Trtarf Of our Aoplamno. AmU to Tarawl
Come don from thine aerial height
Spirit of the summer night !
Oome itepping softly from the slender
Where Ujou dost lie apon her gentle
And bring a boon
Of silence and solace for our ret
Or lift as, lift our soul to that bright
Where she doth hide her face;
Lap os in light anJ lustrous fleece and
Our hearts in stillness: drench in
Gi-e as the pleasant languor that be-
And rock our sleep.
Quell thy barbed lightning in the som
Quiet thy thunder dogs that bay the
Soothe the day s fretting like a tender
Breathe on our spirits till they be in
Were it not bert
To huah ail noises in the universe.
And bleaa with solemn quietude, that
The Kill, small yoice of (tod might
p- to us v
Roanoke Nfws : Four prisoners,
all colored, "and all awaiting trial
at the ensuing term of the Superior
Court broke jail at Halifax on Sun
daj afternoon laat, and escaped,
though efforts were made to ro
! capture them.
I YVilmiDgton Star-.'Grant township
votd a subscription of ten thous
and dollars to the Wilmington,
Onslow & East Carolina Railroad,
at the election heid last Tuesday.
It is said that only one vote was
cast ''against subscription."
Durham Tobacco riant: Mr.
Joho M. Green was shot in the face
by a companion while out hunting
birda. Mr. Green was on one side
of the branch, Mr. Linthicnm on
the other, a bird flew up, Mr. Lin
thicum fired, not seeing Mr. Green,
and emptied nearly the whole
charge in his face. The wound is
painful, bat not dangeroas.
News and Observer : Daring the
last twelve months, thirty-three j
cotton factories were established
in the South, twelve of them in
North Carolina. The average divi
dend on investment for all the mills
has been about 20 per cent, and yet
there are good business men in
Raleigh who seem to tbink that a
ootton factorj wxinld not pay here
at least thev don't build one.
: it fanny! Think about it,
Greene County Enterprise: Some
, of the farmers in the neighborhood
I of Hall Road Church met last week
and organized a "Farmer's Club."
This is a move in the right direc
tion, for it is only through organ
ized efforts that any class or body
of men c-an attain success, and it
seems to us that if there is any
0f people that ought to be or
ganized it is the farming class the
back bone and the sinew of the
Greenville Reflector: A destruc
tive Are occurred upon the planta
tion of Col. Harry Skinner, upon
rhich Mr. A. J. Moore lives,
aTternoon last week. The stables
and barn were burned, destroying
the carU, wagons and farm imple-
I ments of the plantation, besides
! ten tons of hay, a quantity of corn
and fodder and several head of
: team. The fire is supposed to have
originated from combustion cansed
i by the curing hay. Loss about
2,000 with no insurance.
! Smitbfield Herald : Andrew Gild-
1 1 1 c T : 1 j
resL, cuwreu, ui aicuuiuiiu uuuuij.
! thia State, was arrested here Tnes-:
day night charged with stealing: ten
dollars in greenbacks from another ,
colored nan named D. W. bachey, :
who livea at Dndley, Wayne county,
The accused wa tried Wednesday
morning by W. B. Sarles, J. P.,
who after hearing the evidence, in
default of bail committed him to
I jail. He was searched by the jailor
! and the ten dollar bill found on
, his person, after which he confessed
i to have taken the money. Up to
I that time he protested his inno
cence. Vilson Advance : The barn of
I Mr. W. U. Pope, who lives be
I tween Dann and Godwin's, was
' destroyed by fire last Tuesday
morning about light. No clue as
to the origin of the fire. For
tunately Mr. Pope had not gathered
! his corn, the loss therefore is very
j light, outside oi the building,
which was not very costly. 'o iii-
1 suranee. A little ten year old
son of Mr. James Spencer, near
j Dunn, was bitten by a moccasin
last week on his foot. Shortly
afterwards a live chicken was cut
open and applied to the foot that
was bitten, and five little snakes
were thereby drawn from the wound
inflicted by the snake. Mr. A. J.
Turlington, ot Averasboro, has the
Goldsboro Argus ; The notorious
"moonshiner'' Mai lioberson, who
has d'-ULed th9 officers of the law
and eluded irrestfor lo these many
years, has at length been captured
by Mr. II. P. Dortch and is now in
jail in this city awaiting a hearing
before U. S. Commissioner Cog
dell. Two more ''moonshiners"
were yanked in by Deputy Collec
tor II. r. Dortch in the swamps of
Lenoir county Monday night to
gether, with a large still and fix
tures. The names of the captured
two are Ergbert and Harvey Wal
ler, brothers. They gave bond in
Kinston for their appearance at
next term of the I". S. District
Court. Yesterday a negro
named Dock Whitley was sent to
jail for committing au outrage upon
Emma Hamilton, a little eight year
( old colored girl. The outrage oc
curred in the Patetown section of
this county, and has greatly
, aroused the indignation of the peo
ple of that section. The case will
be tried next week in the Superior
"How high is the thermometer!'
asked a business man who stopped
in front of Hudnnta drug store the
other morning. ''Jes' as high as
'twas vest'd'v," replied a newslov,
as he meandered toward thecoruer;
"they haint changed the nail she,
hangs on since she was first pat
MIS AlUIOTTTiJ THE RESCUE.
Ht-r Plucky Koply to a Pulpit Attack
Upon Actors and Actresses.
Nashvili.k. Oct. n. The city is
very deeply excited over a sciisa
tioual scene at the McKendree
Methodist Church this morning.
Rev. V. R. Candler, the pastor
preached a sermon on t heatre going
and used some very strong denun
ciator language in relation to the
atres atnl theatre goers. He spoke
of actors and actresses in the most
uncomplimentary manner. When
he concluded by saying the stage
could only be reformed by burning
down all the theatres, Emma Ab-;
, bott, who was in the audience, rose !
j trembling with emotion and very 1
She announced her name and
then said that she had been on the
. stage since she was eight years old
and had always tried conscieutioas
.' ly and to the best of her ability to
do her duty before God at all times,
ami that she would defy any one in
the whole world to say one word
against her fair name. She said
she would speak ot such noble wo
men as Jenny Liiid, Albani, Mod
jeska and countless other light- of
the stage who had led exemplary
I ves; wlin Ii.nl devoted themselves
t ) doing good deeds, and who were
noble wives and mothers.
The minister had an objection to
prayers being Ming in the operas,
but when she knelt down to sing
the prayer in "Mignou" and the
'Eohemian Girl" those words came
right from her heart. In all the
opera? given last w eek there was
no impure or improper allusion, and ,
because one occasionally finds vice ,
in the pulpit or upon the stage
there is no reason for such whole
sale denunciation, which, in her j
opinion, was entirely ifalse and un- :
called for. Before the deafening !
applause that followed Miss Ab '
bott's remarks had ceaed, Mr. Can-:
dler said :
I will not undertake to reply to,
the lailv, as she is a lady, for such 1
the theatre than to the house of I
A World reporter called on Miss
Abbott alter her return to her hotel
and found her at dinner with her
uuoi'auw, luivu&u 1 1, in
order to catch the afternoon train
to Chattanooga. She was evident
ly mnch wrought up, and was suf
fering from a feeling of injustice.
"God knows," she said, "I have
humbly tried to do my duty. My
j father and my mother know if I
1 have been a true, womanly daughter
to them, and I defy any one to say
they ever heard aught against Em
ma Abbott. I have had a hard
week's work here, and after two
fatiguing performances yesterday.
I got up earlier than usual today to
be able to attend divine worship.
Iain a member of church and al
ways attend, it possible, 1 went
humbly for com fort aud to ask God's
help to carry me through another
week safely. I love congregational
1 singing and I love church music. I
joined in all the hymns and en
Joyed them. I took my seat near
i the door, as I always do. I went
1 to that church entirely accident-
"In his sermon at first the min
ister gave utterance to anecdotes
and illustrations that I thought
irrelevant in the pulpit. Then he
began to sneak of theatres and
theatrical people, nud made a
wholesale denunciation of every
one of them. I could hardly contain
myself. lie did not make an
exception, and how could I keep
silent! Emma Abbott prizes her
name as a woman as much as she
does her reputation as an artist."'
Her. .Mr. Landler declined to be
interviewed, bnt said if he had
gotten up in a theatre and
attempted to express his views a
policeman would have put him out
The incident caused the greatest ;
excitement. When the incident!
Decame generally Known a large
. i i . . . i. i. , i i
numuer oi au.wuu u. u uuuwn,
.uiss Aouott soeiany canen upon
her and expressed their commenda
tion of her spirited but ladylike de
fense of herself and her profession.
Miss Abbott's company left for
Chattanooga this afternoon.
Formnlas for Wheat Comiot.
From a report of Dr. II. 1!. Bat
tle, in the last issue of the Bulletin,
we clip the following formulas of
composts for wheat ;
3. For a compost, mix in Livers,
dissolving the sulphate of ammonia
and muriate of potash in water, and
sprinkling it over each layer:
Acid phosphate, - - -"l,(M0 lbs.
Sulphate ot ammonia, - loo
Muriate of potash - - 100
Stable manure - - S00
half of the
I'se one fourth or
above on one acre.
Where cotton seed or tobacco
stems (ground) or dust are to be
had, they may take the place of a
part, or the whole, of trie stable
manure. Then wet enough to
thoroughly kill the seed. This only
takes more time ;
4. The following is recommended :
Acid phosphate - - G00 lbs.
Muriate of potash - - - 100 "
Sulphate of ammonia - - 100 "
Drv muck, or other rich earth COO "
For wheat and rye or oats, it may
bo harrowed in with the grain at
the rate of .Sou or i"U lbs. to the
5. L'sing cotton seed meal :
Acid phosphate - - f.oo lbs.
Cotton seeil meal - - - - Too
Stable manure - - - - tlou
Muriate of pota.-h - - loo
It is a hard matter to advise as to
the proper quantity of each com
post to be used to the acre. The
farmer knows his own capabilities
and resources and should therefore
be his own judge: he best knows
how much money he can afford to
spend in manures for application
to the soil. The formulas given are
all in the right proportion, and the
general rule will hold for each, as
indeed, in all fertilization of land
in this way :
The larger the quantity of com-
posts applied to the acre, t he greater
tcill be the crop yield
Statistical Report of the Department
Washington, Oct. 40. The
Statistical Report of the Depart
ment of Agriculture makes an in
crease of only one half of one per
cent, in the condition of corn. The
past month has been very generally
favorable, but the status of the
large part of ihe crop was fixed at
the date of the previous report.
General average of condition is
72. S instead of 72.3. The average
ot -the seven surplus States is 64.9
instead of (J! 2 in September. This
is a lower condition than has ever
, . , ..,
been reported, except in 1881,
when the average was nearly seven
points lower, and the average yield
IS. 9 bushels. The indication is
now for a yield ot a small fraction
over twenty bushels per acre. The
I exact area, exclusive of that cat for
j fodder as not worth harvesting, is
not yet determined. The slight
uncertainty regarding it may cause
a variation in the final record of
one or two per cent, from 1,50U,00U,
000 bush Is.
The test of threshing has not
materially enlarged the average
rate of wlieat yield, which appears
to be above 11 S buhels, or lour
tenths of a bushel less than last
year. The acreage, which is large
in Dakota, will make partial com
pensation, and bring the product
nearly or quite to 450,000.000
bashels. The rate of yield in New
York is K. 7 bushels : Pennsylvania
10.5, Ohio 12.4, Michigan 1,5.3.
Indiana 15 5, Illinois 15.2, Wiscon
sin 10.3, Minnesota 9.5, Iowa 10,
Missouri 17, Kansas 9.(5, Nebraska
10.7, Dakota 10.5. California 13.8.
The jieldof oats is slightly be-
low an average of about 25 bushels
per acre. The product is fully '
600,000,000 bushels. In the nrin-;
cipal States of the Central Valley j
region the State averages a range :
from 25 to 30 bnshels. !
Thp barlflv vield i noarlv 0 nfr
ine oane. yieia 13 nearij u per
cent, less than the medium yield,
or aooac onsneis per acre. rew 1
20.3, Michigan 19.5, Wiscon- j
- , t) - ' ; . ' T I
CaiiPnrn a Qfl ' i
I La'lrornla fy Z- . I
I Ihe yield of rye is 115 bushels !
l per acre and the product about
! 2-1,000,000 bushels.
sin IX. Minnnanra 1 'I nwa 1 i
i There has been a droD in the con-1
i . m , , .
, a;: r i,u- r on !
uuiuu ui uutbtTucat 11 u in oi? iu
The condition of potatoes has de
clined from 67.3 to 61.5, partly
from the appearance of rot in the
The condition of cotton has far
underlined. The effect of the
drought in reducing vitality and
arresting growth is more apparent
than on the 1st of September. The
general average has been reduced
from 81'. S to 70.5. It is still several
points higher than in 1883 arid 1SS-1,
and ten points higher thaa in 1881.
The average of the condition by
States is as follows : North Caro
lina 7S, South Carolina 79, Georgia
77, Florida 79, Alabama 76, Mis
sissippi 77, Louisiana 78. Texas 75,
Arkansas 75, Tennessee 7-4.
The condition of tobacco averages
75.5, against 70.8. The figures for
the States producing shipping and
cutting leaf are Maryland 92, Vir
ginia 90. North Carolina 91, Ken
tucky 62, Ohio 56, Indiana 45,
Illinois 58, Missouri 50. Tennes
Special Conrse at the University.
Chapel Hixl. C, Oct. 4, 1887.
The University is desirous of
helping the teachers of the State,
and to this end will offer a special
teacher course of three months,
provided at least fifteen teachers
will agree to attend. As lar as
the course applies to the common (
school Studies, it is designed to be ,
a review of them. A special ,
ahrido-pd rinrsc will hfl e-iven in 1
any tne following branches if j
,- f Ur. fit.Q nf thnaA 1
tin thg conrse.
Tf fQ DOO .J laro.n iihr,v nf
It is seen that large
election is obtainable.
1. Constitution of X.
Constitution of X. C.-Prcsi
2. Elementary course in Mental
and Moral Science with special ref
erence to teaching. Dr. Mangum.
Elementary Algebra and Geom
etry. Professors Graves and Love.
4. Short course in Latin. Prof.
5. Teacher's Course in Chemistry
G. Geol. and Phvs
of X. C Prof. Holmes.
7. Elements of Natural Philoso
phy. Prof. Gore.
8. Law of Domestic delations.
0. English Language and Litera
ture. Dr. Hume.
10. Mental Culture, School Econ
omy and Methods of Teaching.
11. Short Course on French and
German. Prof. Foy.
12. Science of Form aud Elemen
tary Course in Mineralogy. Dr.
W. B. Phillips.
13- Short Course in Greek.
14. Elementary Entomology and
General Zoology. Prof. Atkinson.
Tuition is free. A fee of five dol
lars will be charged for room rent,
servant hire, etc. The liichmond
& Danville railroad will give re
duced rates and it is expected that
the other roads of the State will do
the same. If the session is held it
will begin either November 15th,
1S87 or February 14th, 1SSS. ;
Teachers wishing to avail them
selves of this offer will please noti
fy either of the undersigned and
state which of the dates mentioned
is preferred. Act at" once. There
is no time for delay.
Further announcements will be
made as soon as replies to this cir
cular will justify.
Address Kemp P. Battle, Presi
dent, or Prof. Nelson B. Henry.
Chapel Hill, N. C.
Fish has often been recommended
as a food for brain workers because
it contained so large a proportion
of phosphorus; but an Enlish analyst
named Atwater finds that the per
centage of phosphorus in fish is no
greater than it is in ordinary
butcher's meat. There is no doubt,
however, that fish possesses certain
advantages in the diet of persons
engaged in sedentary pursuits, on
account of its Bupenor disgestibu
Appalling Ditor on a Ilailmad
in the W'ost.
K0UT-. I.Nij.. Oct. 11. The worst hor
rors of the railroad disaster a: Chars
worth were duplicated hero today. A
dozen blood-etainea, smoke-begrimed
injured victims of ruilroai carelessness
or blundering were brought into the lit
tle station-house of the village early this
morning, and this afternoon charred
corpses, victims of the same blundering
or carelessness, were laid upon the sta
tion platform, while three mile3 west,
down the track of the Chicio and At
lantic Railway near a lonely eld water
tank, piles f 'lebris mark the FDOt
wnere a con is
seldom equaled for
terrible results. 1. ! occurred. Accord
in tc th best estimate obtamabls-for
??It An J?",,fi"ea Posetble-f ally
thirty human lives had been sacrificed
outright, and half that number of per-
song had suffered injuries more or less
i 8erious- -to-a east-bound express that
j 'oh vulgasu 1 obi, inut wun a great load
j of passengers had, without a moment's
warning, during a temporary wait, been
I run into from behind by a loaded fast
I freight, pluneine madly forward in the
! dark in hurrying dressed meat to the
markets of the seaboard. Some part of
the machinery of the passeDger engine
bad been thrown out of order during
the run from Chicago. A trilling stop
at the water tank would make it all
right, it was thought, acd the sto was
accordingly made. Suddenly out of
the darkness behind cam;- the flish of a
headlight, the ruh and rattle of many
wheels, and then a mighty crash. The
masbive frame work c f the .-kener was
transformed into a huge catapult.
Pushed mercilessly forward by the
freight, it crushed into the cars for
ward, smashing their comparatively
light timbers and making the work of
destruction complete. Tne wreck quick
ly took lire, and the sight of the shriek
ing victims and dancing llarues wes one
never to te forgotten.
TIIK ENGINEER S ACCOUNT.
Thid morning, surrounded by an
eager group of questioners at the hotel
in Kouts. Uie engineer of the passenger
tiain told the followingstorv of the ter-
rible disaster: "We passed No. 43 at
tsoone Grove on time and started to
ward Kouts. No. 49 pulled out of the
station in le6S than two minutes behind
us, when they should have waited much
longer. When we were well away from
the town we could see her light but a
little way behind. We were not run-
s 3 UCUU3t -ue engine was
; .on one Bjdewe had broken an eccen.
:tric strap and were running but one
pair ot wneeis. having been forced to
disconnect the other pair of wheels,
whirh tt-er mnnino- c.f nr,
vcio iuuuhj iuodc. m uouisc
the socident held our sDeed down a lit-
tie, but we had no idea that the engi-
neer of No. 49 would have any difficulty
in keeping off from our heels. The last
time I looked behind there was ample
lPm oetween us. e stoppsa at tne
r(vini between tia
water-tank, and were
! there almost a minute before they struck
j THE STOVfi GETS IN' ITS WOHK.
j Joe McCool. a bartender, of Boston,
: who wag injured in the disaster, gave
the fo! lo wins account of the accident;
""I w;;s in the passenger coach which
1 was next to tha last car in the train.
Just before midnight I went into the
smoker, which was just ahead of our
j car, and chatted for an hour, and came
back to the coach with a young man
i who sat down near me. That is the last
I've seen or expect to see of the poor
i fellow. Just as I had stretched myself
! out to go to sleep, and almost before I
closed my eyes, there was an awful
I crash, which, God help me. I never
want to hear again. I could feel my
' self thrown violently toward the top of
the car, and then I became insensible.
On the way up I real iz?d that all was
confusion in the car: that canes, valises,
rods of iron and lamps were in the air
about me. I must have regained my
i consciousness iu a very short time, for
j when I awoke all was darkness in the
j car. and horrible shi ieks and piercing
j wails of agony almost deafening to my
ears. In the end of the car furtherest
from me the stove was overturned and
j the tlames were just starting with great
j rapidity. There was some sort of a new
gas lamp in the car, with reservoirs
: reaching from one to the other. The
flames leaped up the sides, and in less
time than I can tell it, the gas was
burning the whole length of the coach
over heads. I was wedged in between
two seats where I couldn't move a limb
of my body, and there watched the fire
slowly creep upon me. It was a ter
rible sight. In the end of the coach
near the fire I could see a lady caught
crept glowjr acrosa the car; Bhe was
goon enveloped in flames, and there, in
agony, she burned before my eyes.
Just across my seat I noticed soon be-
fore thejaccident a father, his wife and
daughter, I eaw them, also, crushed
together and burned. Just aa the
flames were blazing a foot or two away
from me a man pulled me into the
aisle, and said, 'Come to the window. '
He must have mistaken me for some
one else, for the moment he had looked
closely at my face he dropped me. and
hurried through the window with an
exclamation of eviient disappointment.
I then piinfully crawl? 1 after him in
The C. F. Y. V. Koav.i.
It is always a pleasure to u? to rc-fer
to the progress of the Cape Fear and
Yadkin Valley Railroad. The great en-
terDrise is strictlv North Carolinian.
having been projected by North Caro-
linians for the benefit of North Caro
lina, and has been managed by North
Carolinians with signal euccess from
i the very beginning.
Yesterday trains on tho road ran to
Pilot Mountain station, making the total
length of the line now in operation 220
, miles. So we are informed by our val
i ued friend John M. Rose, Esq., who has
i been connected with the road from the
beginning and to whose business capa
, city and high character is due no little
i of the success tho lins has attained
! With President Gray and the othsr offi
cers of the company he is heartily to be
congratulated on the rapid and substan
tial construction of the road and the
popularity it has gained. Freights over
the line are far beyond expectation, and
the general business of the road is in
creasing daily. As an example of this
we understand that 40,000 bales of cot
ton will be hanled this season into Fay
etteville from the Bennettsville, S. C,
section, an increase of 10,000 bales over
last year's business in this quarter
We rejoice in so fine a showing and
rejoice still more in the fact that the C.
F. & Y, V., traversing the State as it
does, almost from the northwestern
most point to tha most southeasterly, is
Btrictly a North Carolina road . managed
successfully by North Carolinians.
News and Observer,
The Onlow Railroad.
The board of commissioners for this
county met in adjourned session yester
day to consider the request of the Wil
mington, Onslow & East Carolina Rail
road Company for the release to the
company of the old plank road extend
ing from Seventeenth street to tne Pen
der county line. A committee from the
board of directors of the railroad com
pany was present. The matter was dis
cussed for some time and finally on mo
tion of commissioner B. G. Worth, for
the consideration of the proposed re
lease of the road was deferred until the
company shall hive definitely de
termined upon the line of the railroad.
At the meeting held in Grant town
ship. Feader county, last Saturday, res -lutioce
were adopted endorsing a sub
scription of S 10,1 00 by the township, to
aid in the extension of the road. The
question of "subscription" will be sub
mitted to the voters of the township at
an election to be held today. L'p to 12
o'clock on Saturday there nad been 2:9
votes registered, out of a voting strength
of 365 Wil. Star.
The PrcMclcut at st. Paid.
St. Paul. Minn, t ct. ' The s; , s
train containm,; the President. 2tir.-.
Cleveland, the Postmaster-General at,d
his wife, and other members of tl.e
party, reached St. Paul at 0 CO this eve
ning, having left Madison. Wis., at 'J
o clock this morning. The people along
the line and at the smaiier ttatiocs
were much less demonstrative than
those of the regions pasicd through ear
lier in the trip.
At LaCrosse. where the train tarried
twenty minutes, though there were ten
twice as many more lining the streets of
the town, and though their enthusiasm
was ui me uvenesr, Kina, tnere was
ot the liveliest
neither crowding nor haste.
At Portage, New Lisbon, Sparta aad
Lake City, where five minute stop
were made, handshaking took place of
the now familiar character, yet with a
difference. The look of excitement,
almost as intense as that of men in bat
tle, was missing. The people jostled
and crowded, but they laughed as they
did so. The interview was, with them
not bo evidently one of business a- ot
Isot a tenth of the numheis
had a chance to shake the
; hand of the President, but their cheers
as the train pulled away were none the
less hearty. Just north of Wincn.M a
throne of workmen were gathered, r.nd
one on horseback rode up to th'; riv.v
moving train to present to Mrs. deve
land, with their compliment, a har-l-some
bouquet. lie reached i: t u; i;;..l
thought it safe in her hand, but un
luckily ii vvls not anil fell to the ytv. rid ,
Tne mounted man was embarrassed f.r
a moment, but an athletic fellow from
among the workmen leaped a ditch,
picked up the tiowers. none the worse
for their fall, and amidst the wildest
hurrahs of the companions, delivered
them. lie will remember the laOv's
smile as long as he lives.
The party was met at the dep m in this
city by the reception committee and a
great crowd of people. As Mrs. Cleve
land walked down the piatform three
little girls. Miss Esther Kelly, Mis
Maguire and Miss Barclay, stepped for
ward and presented her . with three
lovely bouquets of pink roses. Great
throngs filled the streets through which
the procession passed. At the Hotel
Ryan the President and his partv were
introduced to Mayor Smith, who de
livered a brief spetch of welcome.
The President responded in appro
priated terms, and after referring tu'the
rapid growth of St. Paul, concluded r.-
follows: '"My visit to you being a soci.il
one, and trusting that we have a sort of
friendly feeling for each other. I want
to suggesst to you a reason why I am
particularly and personally interested
in St. Paul and its people. Some years
ago a young girl dwelt among you and
went to school. She has grown up to
be a woman, and is now my wife. If
any one thinks a president ought not to
mention things of this sort in public I
hope he or she does not lire in St. Paul,
for I don't want to shock anybody whed
I thank the good people of this city be
cause they neither married nor spoiled
my wife, laughter and applause.; and
when I tell them that they are related
to that in my life better than all earthly
honors and distinctions. Hereafter you
may be sure that her pleasant recollec
tion of school days will be reinforced
by the no less pleasant memory of cur
present visit, and thus our j resent
interest in S:. Paul and its kind c:t;."ii
be increased and perpetuated. "
Oy-ter Fair and Kailroa!-.
Silver Dale, Onflow Co.. ' 'j:. y.
Editor Journal I see from the
Journal that you are anxious in rela
tion to an oyster fair, an-! I thick it but
fair toward you that I show you onie
of the inside feeling of the matter from
my standpoint, which of cours? you lire
not expected to see.
In the first stages cf oy.-ter culture it
is right and economy to first gather up
the wild product as long as it can be
reached. This is actually no cultivation
at all. It is aa good and no better than
has been practised for a number of
years. As yet we haye lar-e increase
in quantity but not in quality.
This comparatively wild stock will
compare badly with the well-bred, con
sequently much expected and nothing
realized that can be shown at a fair.
This is not all. I have been dividing
, oyeter lands into farms everyday since
the coming in of the law, with in
creased demand beyond the ability to
fill, and there is no desire in this section
just now to advertise for occupants
: from afar off.
Then again in the Pamlico, Lieutenant ,
; Winslow is ready to Bhow parties every
'; advantage scientific and otherwise
where all the circumstances can be
i weighed on the spot. Of course it would
not be interesting to take the wild stock
of the Pamlico and show them at New
, Berne or elsewhere.
I think that the same circumstances
' which influence us in New river have
their effect to some extent in other oys
We would help you very po-nly r.ii.l
at great disadvantage lhi v it.'.- r wi:h
I am delighted at the ii.tri.-t u
take in the oyster industry an 1 rej ice
at the many ways you come at car peo
ple to constrain them to build tha rail
road; hope you will continu-L- your a::v-
ity un'il all is accomplished.
Yours verv trulv.
J. A. Matt -. ks
A BO IT A. A; N. C. K. FXTLNSION.
meeting of lenoir county citiz.ns at
the court house Tuesday nwut.
Pursuant to previous notice a meeting
of the citizens of Lenoir county was
held in the court house on Tuesday
evening, October 11th. 1;?7. Mayor A.
T. Hill was called to the chair and H. 1".
Cox was requested to record the pro
ceedings. The object of the meeting was ex
plained to be for the purpose of acting
in concert with the citizens of Carteret.
Craven and Wayne counties in nn trTort
to extend the A. & N. C. Railroad.
The chairman, on motion, appointed
a committee of five, consisting of L.
Harvey, J. W. Grainger, G. E. Milier,
Dr. H. Tull and E. F. Cox to prepare
resolutions. The said committee re
ported as follows:
Whereas, We have recently heard
that there is a possible chance of ex
tending the A. & N. C. Railroad and
thereby secure the connection with the
Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Road . and
Whereas, This movement, if con
summated, would build up and develop
our seaport and result in great benefit
to this entire section, therefore be it
Resolved, That we cordially endorse
this enterprise and assure His Excel
lency, the Governor, that anv aid whirh
he may be able to ren
appreciated by the
:er win o;.
The chairman was rtaaerted t .
a number of citiz ?ns aa a Mann
visit the Governor and ure v.r
the great importance of this rawi
to our people. The failjwine;
men were si'ectel to C"t:.'.vv;
committee: J. V.". Gr.v.u;.- r.
Cox. N. J. R juse. J. C Wo.a-.-n. r!
J. M. Had ley, C.S. Wo-Uvn. p. '
Georee Rountree. J. F. Wo., f
Harvey. W. B. Moye. W. C. Field
On motion the meeting ad purr.
A. T. II ii.u. Chr
E. F. C' Sec "v.
Kanst ..a Fia. I'.
Preserve our 3iyis.
It is simply wonderfu 1. the re; lit l . on
Hawkes' Spectacles and Evo-eh-.- a. ?
have attained throughout the bailed
States; thev are known from the Atlan
tic to the Pacili::. and their reputation
i- built upon real merit. Te-limouia'.s
from the most eminent men f the
country are given, who have had th.ir
sight improved by thsir u-"e.
All eyes fitted and the fit iruaranteed
at the drug store cf F. S. DulTy, New
Berne. sep 5 lm
CITY AND VICINITY.
Iroad Ex-.-;-!i&ioii The tlass Me;t.
sn.7 01 Tu-tsfny Nigh.
1-iiV-' r.iimbi r of citizens of Craven
ty ..--Mibh-d at the c.airt house, on
lav r.icht to discuss the proposition
to extend the A. ft: N. C. R. to some
point on the C. V. & Y. V. K.
The meeting war called to order by
S. V,". 1,-ithani. E.-q . w ho moved that '
Mr. Geo. Allen be called to the chair.
The motion was unanimously adopted.
Nunn w as elected secretary
The chairman stated the object of the
Mr. J. J. W'oltenden stated that the
matter was one of great importance to
New Berne and this section; that he
saw present merchants, lawyers, doc
tors and many of other trades and pro- i
feesions from whom we could have a
full expression of opinion. There was
"uc present who had long favored the !
ficl.,.;r;e of connecting the A. & N. C. R. j
with C.: ('. F. & Y. V., lion. C. C. :
CI uk. -itul he would like to heir from I
i.'.Ti riii tae ,ub ject
; a sp
u liy c dit-d
.-eh of s ;rai
ti;.-' i,-,, pie
i- a.-u!'. ;.!, matters efTect
r materi i'. interest ; he urged the
t: of harm' ny an 1 c otu-ert of
,s without these their rlTirts. as,
i-t. wuuhl plana? fruitless. The
he C. I"
n of the A. iV N. 0. R. with
Y. Y. -whs i.n old ccheme of
. I he read ,i letter written by
f ' e tl." fart of the directors of
e.' N. ('. R. four years ago to
i -r Jar-. :-i in which a plan for
ir-. ( quipping and extension
it j.-.-i out. He was glad that ; part
plan then submitted by him had
rat in Operation, but the i-xten-
i .' i ; I r i
3d f! -t h.
en made and he behuved
the ia a-"ii it had not been was because
on the part of the people of this com
munity of a lack of harmony and united
a--tivn. He suggested some difficulties in
the way of x ten-ion that he thought
could only be overcome by legislation;
if nothing else was in the way it would
be necessary to have a stock vote; if
the Governor could be induced to favor '
it. it might be done. He thought we 1
should be cautious in approaching the
Governor on tho subject and present it ',
in a light that would secure his ap-
Maj. John Hughes was next called i
for. He gave a history of his connection I
with tho sale of the road from Smith-
fic-ld to Goldsboro. and how ho urged
up, a the Governor the importance of,
saving it to the A. & N. C. R He was 1
heartily ia favor of this extension. He !
tin. ught the State ought to get r'.d of its '
interest in the A. it N. C. and that it
rniht will give it far tho (nsummation
of tin-- lichen: e .
II. R. llryau. E-.i. n-mundw
j . ret pun ilea to ea
1 1 -.
A n propoee tu ruahe a ppeech,
'as ia favor of whatever redound.-.
: b(-i.c fU of this old town and of
vctkn.. lie gave strong ieasoi
.his ti tension should be made and
the C. I-',
he regarded a connect! n with -&
Y V as our or Iy hope. He
the scheme could he accom
plished by united action.
Hon. F. M. Simmon3 was ntxt called
for. iij te.-pondt. d with a vigorous aud
forcible- speech. He pointed out ways
to overcome some of the difficulties sug- !
gested by Mr. Clark. He thought it
absolutely necessary to take Immediate
steps to it-cure this extension; it would
not do to wai; until the General Assem
bly met, which would be fifteen months '
hence; wo must have the co operation
of the Governor and this meeting ought
to proceed at once to secure that if poe- '
Mr. T. A. Green responded to calls
for a speech. He was heartily in favor
of making an effort to secure this exten
sion; he wanted something more than j
talk : ho was for action ; he Baid it not
for the purpose of boasting, but would
stato that he had always paid his taxes
and had paid for what property he
owned iu the city of New Berne, and if
a eub:-:rir tion of one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars on the part of New
IV-rno v. -u!d secure a road through
i 'r, -'. t,- ; Wilmington and a connec
tion with the c. F. ec Y. V.. he was
ready to vote for i;. II a was in favor of
a .-tia-'Df; delegation being appointed to
c- t.fr v. ;.h th.e Governor in regard to
an . star .-i..n of the A. o: N. C. R.
Mr. Clark moved that a committee be
appointed, vf which the chairman of
this mo. tin ; shall be chairman, such as
in the j-j.J.mcnt of the chair will meet
the requirements of the occasion to con
fer with the Governor.
Mr. J. J. Wolfenden made the point
that a c.-.-irnitli-n had been appointed
by a former meeting held at the Cotton
Exchange rooms, and this meeting was
for tne purpose of endorsing the action
of the former.
The chair aiuiounc-.d the committee
appointed by authority of the former
meeting an 1 stated that he had written
the Governor to name a day he would
receive them; he had also been in cor
respondence with the Piesidentof the
C. F. &: Y. V. R.
Mr. T. A. Green moved that the ac
tion of the former meeting be endorsed.
The motion w-as seconded by Major
John Hughes and unanim ju sly adopted.
A motion w-as adopted authorizing
the chair to add to the committee al- 1
ready appointed .
(.). II. Guion, Esq., moved that the
names of Major John Hughes, Hon. C.
C. Clark and H. R. Bryan be added to
the list. Adopted.
The names of D. Stims m. Clement
"lanly. M llahn and William Clove
were ahaj added to the list.
( n m tion the meeting ad j mrned .
. le ret
niticent and imposing pre p
w Arlington H.ael in tins
afore o ivct d by Dr. lito. I.
; -it-terday purchased from
. Will Hunter, of the papul ir
tii- firm uf Hunter A: Street,
.. prietori of tie- "Hotel Greg
t!:i; ; rai.-, o'ti ai the entire
;ity id ti.e ci.y p.tsses int the
ii" ma n a . ( nient . but as yit
i hie t a say what lino of policy
;r.-unl in th-is regard. The
tCto.a i-s still opeu to
l- oil manageuu lit. G
l iii' en a SleaiiiMii p.
S -. -ANN all. (ia. Oct. 1:3. At or.e
o'rivi' !; this morning lire broke out in
the carga of the British steamship Hugh
E.-cl-n. loading for Liverpool. The
ytss. 1 lias four thousand bales of cotton
on board. The lire was extinguished
this morning. Seventeen hundred
bales ot cotton were badly damaged by
smoke aud water.
IS ('ROYAL. MtWIlJ 3
ThlB pcrwdeT never varies. A mar-el of
1 purity , strength, and wholesomenee. Mor
economical than the ordinary kinds, and Ms
not be .old In oomretlUi,n with the mnltltoda
of low test, uriort weight, alum or phosphate
wder. Hold only In cam. ItoTALlUm
owdeh Co.. 1 :8 Wall-ei.. N. V novlft-lrdw
For Bale in Newborn by Alex. Miller.
a-. 1 1
I'a'ii t, Oi i-
i ::li .
A N I
A ! I m;
L. II. ( i TLER,
26 & 28 Middle Street,
Fine Flour of all Grades,
Selected Teas, Pure Coffee
Butter and Cheese, from the
The Largest and Hest Selected Stock
CANNED Fill ITS AND VKGKTABL.
ever before tironnht to New Hemp.
Also, a fall varleiy of other Kootlp. uiuai .
kept In a KlrBt-C!ns.s store.
Goods delfVero l n: nnv pun of the
'i l-.;t.M;s i H.
MiddW' St , nost f Humphrey
A: S!ov;t-!. w Icr?ie, N, C
Sale S Livery Stables.
'I ill-. i- :l,. MS UK A
A- .1 . 1 1 A li N AN 1)
M . 1 I I I . A OOM
1'ANV lias t.een dlg
qnlv'e.l liv Mi death
of A. Iliihn, M. liBlin
will cen ! i i;up the
hiiHliiess of HALK,
l- i'il m;k AND
1,1 V KKY of HOKHKH.
M ! 1. 1-,-, etc.. at the
Mreet. where Ire han
, O' e taiRlnt ss In the
old BIP n-1 out M a'd
been ongaize.-l In t li to.
city sine i m;;. , a , : I - ;
old friends and easoee. ik
Will have on I en -, 1 la
LOT OF HO!tM-: ninl
A Iso. a Fl N K I.'T
SA'l'l-f.V TI-N - I
I to meet h la
- ' eU a FIKK
(.(.I KS and
M. HAHN & CO.
nutf. 1 d h r.'.n
Wanted Immediiafely !
5,000 to 10,000
i ill Fine, near trans-
Newborn. N. ( '.
K. R, JONES,
Keti.il Dealer tn
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
G c ii era 1 M e rob an d i s e ,
I5AC.;iNG M i i r,s i:te.
Consignments ,.f Grain. (.' i on and
Other Produce Holiei;ed.
Prompt Attention Uu;ir. nteed.
WT. Cor. South. Front and MiddleSt
NEW li 1 . UN E, N.
RED USHT S
Near Market Dock, Middle St-,
NEW BERNE, N. C,
IS Wlltlll-: Vi if CAN ALWAYS FIND
Of every variety, in large or email
quantities. Als ' tho FINEST GRADES
mkCQO A17D CIGARS.
a il u ill be nold
o!!N D T ' I -; :
W 1 1 1 rM AN,
Use Houses GhiSI Syrup
SI M SONS A MA5LT
Green, Foy & Co.,
South Fhont Street,
iedwlv NEW BERNE, N. C.
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