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INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS,
NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, JANUARY 9, 1890.
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' Bi'vEtAXiIi2&&&iO SoU Agents
w: Igtfx.miai rrATxX'as 'r caiai. new tork,
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"a'dowCo.7 Spool Cotton,
TTKXT'Ula of Thoi. M. HoIt' PIida,
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w -' Haa liae of Ladiei.CIoaka and JNaw Market also DolmaDs.
CaildTa aoakjrdl Jir.twalTa jOara, $15.
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5tdlTi;Ct;u4 IitWiiri Co.,
.IWejicr acida maid Fi
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' BTeepe all Wslla And Sur.
: i ' -xncea Clean.
Hxtsrercofs Brick and Stone.
Itliuik Wrii Tnadc Water
You Can Paint Over
Cemented ar Brick Walla
I roaxeo wixn freaervaxive.
4tJT" Sand for Prices mod Catalogues.
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k of HotHing. in the City !
v Oppoaitf.BaptUt Church,
. HEW BEBHE,
HEW BEBFE, N. 0.
La Geippf. has atrnck Norfolk.
. There is a bowling blizzard ia
(Be v est.
Another Nihilist plot against
the Czar has been discovered In St.
The Grady Monument Fand has
now reached nearly $ 14,000, nearly
all from Atlanta.
In the race of life it isn't the
fast man who comes oat ahead.
State attorney Lonqnbckbb
is authority for the statement that
the Cronin oase ia by no means
Goveenoe Fitzhugh Leb re
tired last Wednesday from the
office of Governor of Virginia.
Governor Lee will-make his home
No man improves his fortune by
being defeated. Let gentlemen
asDirine to the Senatorial seat of
Z baton B. Vance take due notice
aad govern themselves accord
The war clond in Earope has
blown over for the present. The
Czar and Kaiser have both got the
grip, and can't stop to think of any
thing so trivial as war. Boston
The most discouraging feature
ot "the race problem" is the Door
quality of most of the men who
come to the front as the leaders
of the negroes. N. Y. Evening
Is inflaenza daogeroasT Well
that all depends on what you do for
it. 'If you dose yourself with all
the prescriptions given in the news
papers youMl be a dead man sure.
Toronto World. .
Cardinal Gibbons, of Balti
more, ia spoken of as the coming
Pope, but it is thought in Rome
that he will stand no showing for
the Papal chair. Cardinal Poro
cehi ia thought to have the field
A band of horse thieves has
been stealing horse y the hun
dreds in Tennessee. It is estimated
that within the last two weeks. .209
horses have been Btolen and tub
The Kansas farmer aits by the
cheerful light of hia corn fire, with
corn at 11. cents per bushels and
thanks his Creator for the blessings
of a high protective tariff which
gives him a home market. Wil
'The steamer City of Pari" ixom
New JTork for Liverpool arrived at
Qaeenstown on the last day of the
year 1889. The time of the passage
was five days, 22 .hours and 50,
minutee. This beats the record by
People in the North have very
little conception of the race problem
as it presents itself for thoughtful
and patriotic Southerners. It has
been discussed by Northern pob
lications as exclusively a political
problem, and almost entirely with
a view to immediate partisan ad
vantage. N. Y. Times,
La Geippe has made its appear
ance in North Carolina and it is
probable that .it will become epe
demic in some localties. This
should pat oar people on their
guard, bat theie is no cause for
panic. Live soberly and avoid all
unnecessary exposure, and there is
A special Washington dispatch
says: "President Harrison does
not eee any joke in the published
story that on his recent hunting
trip in Virginia be shot s hog for
a coon.' That s nothing; Waana
makef has crippled the mall ser
vice of the entire South for a coon.
If anything could make the
South more solidly Democratic
than it is now it would be the pas
sage of a Federal Election law by
the present Congress., The Sooth
stands by the Constitution of the
United States and despises the
party which is constantly attempt
ing to override the organic law of
the land. Macon Telegraph.
these will be an eleceion in
Novembor for Judge of this Judicial
District, and the friends of Clement
Manly, Esq., will press him for the
position. We are not advised of
Mr. Manly's wishes in this matter,
but, should he be presented as a
candidate for Superior Court Judge,
he will be warmly supported by
the Democrats of Craven, and folly
endorsed by the; surrounding
counties in which he has a large
The present outlook is that the
eight-hour movement will eventual
ly succeed In England it has
been adopted as a plank in the
' Liberal party and will be atrennoaa-
ly opposed by no class of politician.
In this country it has already ob-
tained the control of the centers of
political influence to such an ex-
I tent that, by law, eight boors con
1 stitute the duration of a day's
'work for the Government. Wash
The Freeman's Journal says that
Mr. Parnell has instructed Mf,
! Lewis, his counsel, to obtain for
hip at the earliest possible moment
the citation to appear and defend
the salt for divoroe
brought by Capt. O She againat
his wife, in which Mr. Parnell is
named as co-respondent. Mr. Par-!
nell, the paper Bays, desireto set- j
tie the issue as quickly as possible.
News and Observer.
These are Republicans who are
ready for revolution in order to
maintain their grip upon the Con
gress. To keep in office they wonld
to-morrow vote for an Empire if
they believed they could succeed
T.r. na hiTA hallnt rfnrm in alt Tha
States, tut let the Federal Congress
keep its haBds off the ballot-boxes
in the States. The people neither
desire nor will tolerate Federal
intervention ia voting. Let the
corporal of the guard again appear
at the election precincts and the
Radical party will disappear in a
whirlwind of wrath. Wilmington
Washington Gossip, among
many other things, says: ' Senator
Quay is known as the only man
who wears light colored suits on
the floor of the Senate. Senator
In galls has a weakness for red
neotiea. Senator Brown has a
habit of washing his hands in in
visible soap. Senator Morrill is
noted for his persistent love of
bread and milk. He has eaten noth
ing else at -luncheon daring the
last twenty years. Senator Daniel
always has an unlighted eegar in
his mouth. Senator Blackburn has
a foot .which a woman might well
envy. Senator Ransom never fails
to look np into
the galleries to see
These is no provision in the act
creating the Government, warrant
ing it In recognizing the existence
of a manufacturer, a merchant, a
farmer, lawyer, a doctor, as such,
or a man of any other calling, nor
is there any provision authorizing
this Government to make any
legislative distinction between any
two class ess of citizens, much less
to favor one ahd impose burdens
upon another to benefit the one
favored. Bat this is precisely what
a tariff for protection does; it
makes an unauthorized distinction
between two classes of citizens
citizens of different callings and
taxaa one for the benefit of the
other. Wilmington Star.
A Psesb dispatch dated Alton,
Pa. Deo, 30, says: Three ctrloads
of Pinkerton detective left Bell
wood this evening for Ponxtawa
aey and vicinity, where about 1,500
misers have been out on -a strike
for a couple of weeks. The miners
have been ordered to.leayve their
houses by the operators Wednes
day, 'or else go to work. The
miners have equipped themselves
with fire arms of every description,
having saved a number of rifles
from the riot of three years ago,
and are buying np all the available
firearms they can get. Great
trodble is expected.
ON Sunday The Chronicle in
decrying the outrage, remaked
that it was not known that negro
murderers in South Carolina, had
been able to defeat justice, and
tht there was no motive for the
Barnwell crime save a brntal spirit
of revenge. A statement came
after that article was written, and
which irai published in the des
patches in Sunday's, Chronicle, in
which several citizens of Barnwell
attempt, to justify, in a measure,
the massacre. If what those gen
tlemen claim, be true, whilst there
is no justification for the bloody
deed, there is some palliation of
the horror of the affair. But even
with that amelioration being ac
cepted the crime is yet heinous
and dies out for vengance. Char-
' IS THERE NO REMEDY !
It has been said that t Here is no
evil for which there is no remedy.
We trust that this ia true, but we
oogafess that we are discouraged by
the lynchings that have become so
Abstractly speaking, lynching is
universally condemned, but every
now and then we are shockedby
the announcement that some com-
inanity, noted for the refinement
and Christian character of its
people, has been the scene of a
terrible tragedy, the result of un
bridled passion and an insatiate
thirst ibr revenge.
We know that these lynchings
are usually beeanse of the commis
sion Of a erirae of the deepest dye,
bat it mnst be remembered that
the truest manhood is displayed in
the mastery of the passions and a
sublime reverence for law under all
There is not one lynehlng in a
hundred which is not regretted by
the community in which it takes
alaoe. It is only in moments of
madness that such a thing is
; If; h6fe no remedy t We con
fes thstf We are staggered by the
problem. Perhaps the best pre
ventive fs a sonnd public opinion.
At the first blush it would seem
that public opinion is sound. But
the psblie is an aggregate of in
dividaala, and for public opinion to
be absolutely sound there mnst be
no unsoundness of individual sent!
NO PUBLIC IB PftOYEMENTS.
Capital Will Net I area Where Energy
"and Public Spirit arc Kot Apparent.
Editob Jouknai,: The prog
ress and development of our State
and country, the life and vigor of
the times, are all primarily doe to
railroad building and extension.
At those pomts, and in the re
gions beyond, which , these haye
not gone, there is nothing of any
value in these days; ftp energy, no
push, no prosperous population.
It is not deemed by any that a
ipeople can profitably exist now
without advantageous railway con
nection and convenient communi
cation. Everywhere the people are
clamoriDg for more railroads and
better railroad facilities, and
through communities' oftering the
most flattering inducements, and
across teoritones over which it is
necessary to reach desirable locali
ties, capital, uninterested, is eager
ly laying down new lines of rail
road, but there are other sections
so situated that they must help
themselves, if they would have
others help them.
New Berne is of the latter class.
Her position in the commercial
world, for the past forty years, her
industrial progress and material
development, have not been sach
as to beget an anxiety in outside
capital to give her multiplied rail
road facilities, -and if she gets any
more than she already has she mnst
show, by her own works, her faith
in their value as investments.
She has entered upon no such
system of public improvement as
inspire in business circles abroad
the idea of a live, progressive com
munity of prosperous people.
OatBide capital and foreign
energy do not eek such places of
congealed public spirit. They have
got to first move, by doing some
thing for themselver. -
DEAD IS THE WOODS.
Prosperity Languishes in the Finest
Agricultural Area of the State.
Editob Jouenax : Agricul
turally considered there are few
naturally finer sections of country
than that lying between New Berne
and Jacksonville, along the pro
posed line of the East Carolina
Railroad, from New Berne to
A territory is embraced con
tiguous to the proposed line capable
ot sustaining ten times the popula
tion of Craven county. Such a
population, engaged in the various
industries, and cultivating the soil,
would pour into the lap of New
Berne a treasure of wealth never
dreamed of in the hour of ber
highefct commercial prosperity.
Tnat such a population will ever
Beek that locality withont the ad
vantage of railway communication
it is idle to speak of. The popula
tion is not there now. The number
of working people is daMy diminish
ing, and the section is year by year
yielding fewer of the products of
the soil, as the decreasing trade ot
New Berne plainly indicates. In
stead of coming, people are going
where better facilities offer greater
inducements. And so it will con
tinue. The eighty-five thousand acres of
rich white oak lands, which the city
of'NewBeme aquires an interest
in, through her fifty thousand dol
lar subscription to the East Caro
lina Railroad, stripped of its tim
ber, would constitute a farming
area not surpassed in Eastern
These lauds lying in a bodv, will
afford the opportunity of inviting
hundreds of thrifty farmers, of
means, energy and new ideas in
he, cultivation of the soil. The
addition of such population is an
acquisition to be desired. The
combined products of such an area
newly brought under cultivation,
would be most welcome today in
the empty market places of New
A Proposition to Induce a Million
Editor Jouknal: It is proposed thit
thcity of Nw Berne ehatl subscribe
fifty thousand dollars in thirty year
five per cent, bonds to the capital stock
of the East Carolina Land and Railway
Company, and by that subscription will
be a part owner of the eigbjy-five
thousand acres of land granted to it by
The conditions are such that the lands
cannot come into the bands of the Com
pany until the a&ilroad is completed
from this city to its terminus at Jack-
sanvlle, Onslow county, where it meets
the Wilmington and Onslow Railroad;
and the city is required to pay no inter-
sat until the road is completed and the
cars running to Jacksonville.
A fairer or better proposition was
never made to a people, xne burden
proposed is not a heavy one. The sub
scription is small, and the rate of
interest low. The interest for tbe
amount, exolusire of sinking fund, is
but two thousand five hundred dollars
a year, and tbe principal is not called
for under thirty years, and in all like
hood never would be.
Every taxpayer should hare the in
telligence to appreciate how muoh tbe
road will probably beseflt the town,
and add to the value of his estate.
There may be some who will oppose
this scheme. There will be none to
dispute that some such step is necessary
for tbe welfare and existence of tbe
place. Of those who may probably op
pose the project, there must be few
who will say they are satisfied with
either the present condition or future
outlook of affairs in New Berne.
If there is any place that needs help
it is New Berne Those are helped who
help themselves. Since considering the
matter, I shall vote for the. road
The transition from long lingering and
painful sickness to robust health marks an
epoeb in the life "of an individual. Snch a
remarkable event ia treasned in the mem
ory and the agency whereby the gooa
health has been attained is gratefully
blessed. Hence it is that so much is heard
in praise of Electric Bitters. 80 many
feel they owe their restoration to health,
to the nse of the Great Alterative and
Tonic. If you are troubled with any dis
ease of Kidneys, Liver or Stomach, of long
or short standing-, you will surely find
relief by use of Electric Bitters. Sold at
5Qc. and$l at R N. Duffy's Wholesale and
Retail Drug Store.
1 per dozen.
Wholesale price, $8.
New Bbrne, N. C, Dec. 31, 1889.
Editob Jouenal : My atten
tion has been called to an article
published iu your paper of the issue
of the 23d aud 2Ctb of this month,
the following being a copy :
A man by the name of Olney, a
native of the State of Massa
chusetts, and claiming to be a Dis
ciple minihtt r; and as he says. 'a
self-ooustitnt. (! evangelist,'' has
been bofding loith at Trenton and
other places near by.
. Be it known to all that he has no
authority whatever to preach, and
that they as a people are not at all
responsible for what he says or
We know nothing of his charac
ter. Give him a wide bertb.
H. D. Haepee,
R. W. Stancill,
I. L. Chestnutt.
Dec. 23d, 1S89.
iy Missionary Weekly, Rich
mond, Va., will please copy.
Now I am snre there has been a
mistake made on the part of some
one- as you will see by the fol
lowing which is taken from the
minutes of the North Carolina
Christian Missionary Convention
which was held at La Grange,
Lenoir county, N. C, Oct. 24th,
25th, 26tb, and 27th, 1889, and
found on page 5 :
Committee on Examination and
Ordination reported : We have
examined Bro. E. H. Olney and
recommend that ordination be de
ferred until next Convention. We
lurtber recommend that he remain
with the congregation with which
he holds membership, do good in
tbe way of preaching, and in other
ays, as opportunity affords.
I. L. CnESTNTTTT, Ohm'n.
Although the above will no doubt
do me much harm, yet I believe it
to be a mistake, for none of the
above parties have ever heard me
preach, to my knowledge. Let us
be qaick to hear, slow to speak
and slow to wrath.
A Disciple of Christ,
E. Homeb Olney.
. FORGOTTEN ADVANTAGES.
The Atlantic Road Worth Millions
the County and City.
Edisoe Jouenal : If anybody
is disposed to urge his opposition
to railroad subscription with the
example of the connty subscription
to the A. & N. C. R. R. let him
stop and ask himself what that
road has done for Craven county
and the city of New Berne.
How many Craven county mouths
bas the A. & N. C. R.R. fed daring
the past thirty years T Ilow much
money did the building of that
road scatter through Craven coun
ty T How mncb permanent wealth!
aid it lay down in the county 01
Craven t To how many people,
outside of the railroad employ
ment, has the A. & N. C. R. R.
afforded tbe means f earning liv
ings? flow many thousands of
strangers has it brought into New
Berne, and caused to spend their
money for board and lodgings t
How many hundreds of thousands
of dollars worth of fish caught in
Neuse river has It made markets
for in the interior of the State!
How many thousands of dollars
worth of truck has it carried to the
Northern markets from points not
accessible to the steamers? How
many millions of dollars worth of
fish has it carried to the interior of
the State from Morehead City !
Has it not been the means ot keep
ing alive the business that has
sustained the steamer lines so im
portant to the commerce of Kew
Berne? What has been the value
of the mail communication which
the A. & N. C. R. R. has been af
forded the various points in the
county, and adjoining counties ?
These are some of the questions
that an opponent of subscription
should ask himself before he ex
amples the incident of tbe county
subscription to tbe A. & N. C.
As one item alone, the strangers
whom the A. & N. C. R. R. has
brought into the city of New Berne
during its existence, it is capable
of demonstration that they have
spent in the city alone ahalf ' mil
lion of -dollars.
Is that not something, of itself,
to justify the county subscription,
and to in part compensate for tbe
money paid out in taxes, to say
nothing ot the innumerable bene
fits and advantages?
A Well Wishes
To the A. & N. C. R. R. and a voter
to the Onslow Road.
Mercury is frequently injudiciously
used by quack doctors in cases of mala
ria and blood poison. Its after effect is
worse than the original disease. B B.
B. (Botanic Blood Balm) contains no
mercury, but will eliminate mercurial
poison from the system. Wite to
Blood Balm (Jo., Atlanta, ua., for dook
of convincing proof of its curative
A. F. Britton. Jackson, Tenn.. writes:
"I caught malaria in Louisiana, and
when tbe fever at last broke, my sys
tem was saturated with poison, and I
had sores ia my mouth and knots on
my tongue. I got two bottles B. B. B.
wbich healed my tongue and mouth
and made a new man of me."
Wm. Richmond, Atlanta. Oi., writes:
"My wife culd hardly see. Doctors
called it syphilitic irritis. Her eyes
were in a dreadful condition. Ber ap
petite failed. She had pain in her
joints and bones. Her kidneys were
deranged also, and no one thought she
could be cured. Dr. GUlaoa recom
mended B B. B., which she used until
her health was entirely restored."
K. P. B. Jones. Atlanta, Qa., writes:
"I was troubled with copper colored
eruptions, loss of appetite, pain in back,
aching joints, debility, emaciation, loss
of hair, sore throat, and great nervous
ness. B. B. B. put my system in fine
R. N. and F. S. Duffy, wholesale and
retail agents. New Berne, N. C.
PIMPLES OV THE FACE
Denote an impure state of the blood and
are looked upon by many -with suspieion.
Acker's Blood Elixir will runove all im
purities and leave the complexion smooth
and clear. There is nothing that will to
thoroughly build up the constitution, pu
Ttfv and strengthen the whole system.
Sold and guaranteed by R. Berry, New
bern, i .
There is an old and homely proverb,
"Yon can catch more flies with a drop
of syrup than you eaa with a pint of
vinegar' and it ia aa truthful aa it is
ancient and homely.
In discussing toe importance of sub
scribing to the capital stock of the New
Berne and Onslow Railroad it is notour
purpose to offend any ona, or to "drive"
when not able to lead. We are in
fluenced solely by the desire to ad
vance the interest of New Berne, and
honestly believing that tha coming of
tbe new railroad will do this, it ia but
natural we should endeavor to impress
others with our belief. If any one
honestly differs with us, we hare no
fault to find with him, bus if bis oppo
sition be baaed upon prejudice to some
one identified with the movement, or
because he is not "in on the ground
floor" or because of any other selfish
or personal reason in other words, if
there be those who, knowing the propo
sition to be a good one for the com
munity, are unwilling to divest them
selves of a personal prejudice that tha
many may be benefited, then we hold
that such a person is an enemy to New
Berne1 progress. We do not wish to be
misunderstood; we make this declara
tion in no spirit of unkindnees or per
sonal feeling; it is a oold, logical de
duction. In view of tbe freqaency and futility
of propositions in the past, to advance
New Berne's material welfare, it was
sincerely hoped that tbe present ques
tion would be viewed with practical
unanimity ; that especially among the
gentlemen who are looked upon as
leaders of public sentiment would this
be tbe case, and while it is so, to a very
great extent, yet there are a few who
still hold out in their opposition. To
them we say is your attitude wise or
patriotic i - Is it wise to permit the
weight of your influence to act aa clogs
to the wheels of progress ?
Come together, join hands, and let
this occasion be the dawning of an era
in New Berne's history. When ques
tions of general interest and impor
tance will meet with a cheerful and
prompt approval by all classes, and
with the concert of action born of this,
tbe old town will move forward to
. The question of subscribing' to the
capital stock of the New Berne and
Onslow Railroad haa, wa are pleased to
observe, become -the primary and pre
dominating one with our people. This
ia pleasingly and capitally illustrated
by the? cogent, forceful, and earnest
expression of opinion to be found in tha
columns of the Jouenal raeently, from
other pens than our own.
Some of the favorable arguments havej
been almost epigrammatio' and appeal
directly to the intelligence, wisdom
and interest of oar people; it is a sub
ject that bears discussion and the more
it is talked of tha more apparent be
comes its desirability.
In discussing the proposition how
ever, every one should 4 1 tote fair" and
not seek to advance or retard it by dis
torted or untruthful representations;
in one's zeal upon either side, extrava
gance of expression may occur, but
when, as in known instances colored
men are told that the success of the
measure means a five dollar poll tax for
them; then the boundary line of ex
travaganoe is passed and tha broad,
illimitable domain of untruth haa been
entered. Let both sides stick to the
truth, for nothing ia bettor evidence of
the goodness of a thing than that you
can tell the plain unvarnished truth
Misrepresentations upon questions of
this character serve as boomerangs, be
sides lessening the aslf respect of those
that make them and losing the good
opinion of those to whom toey are
The present discussion is doing a good
work, In arousing the interest of every
class, as to the necessity of doing some
thing to Dnng new Berne to the front,
and the railroad project being the only
one on the carpet, it ia eagerly asked
about, and inquired into, by persons
who have hitherto drifted along, while
permitting other ' people to do their
thinking for them. In fact we are
having a gentle, local, Renaistauce of
free thought and opinion.
It having been made apparent how
desirable the coming of the railroad iaJ
it wm De our purpose tn luture com
munications to impress upon the friends
of the measure what is necessary to be
done to insure its success. Z.
At tbe election to be held next Thurs
day. 9th inst., every one possessing tbe
privilege should vote. Tboae in favor
of the proposition to subscribe to tbe
capital stock of the New Bferne and
Onslow Railroad should be certain to
vote their conviotion, and those who
are opposed should do likewise.
Upon this very important, question
every one should show his hand; there
should be no dodging, no "running
with the hare and holding with the
hounds," no sitting astride the fence
to "flop," as interest may dictate, but
each and every one having the right
should go to the polls and vote "for"
or "against." In this way only, can
public sentiment be correctly arrived
at, and after the result -shall be made
known, the -fellow-who-k no ws-it-all.
will be cut off from telling yon how it
would have been had there been a full
This election differs in an important
respect from any other held in the city,
as a majority of those who vote will not
determine the question, unlVss they
also constitute a majority of the regis
tered vote. In other words, in order
to carry the proposition a majority of
the registered vote must te polled for tt.
Hence tbe importance ot every friend
of the measure, not only voting him
self, but seeing to it that others who
may be lukewarm or -indifferent are
brought out, and asked to do their duty
to themselves and New Berne. No
event has taken place in New Berne,
within the memory of any of the citi
zens, that equate in importance tha
question to be determined On . next
Thursday, and a failure to realize thw
by permitting tha defeat 'of tbe ques
tion would ba indeed lamentable.
Let every friend Of -tha meaenre, from
now until the polls closer constitute
himself an earnest worker in the cause,
and seek to arouse that interest that
will result in a sweeping victory.
Let it be born in mind that "sub
scription" must have a majority of all
tbe votes that are registered.
Those who register but do not vote are
oounted as voting "No. " So the friends
of the enterprise must exert themselves
to get those whose names are upon the
books to come out and vote "For Sub
Oar Oystermen Engaged In the Oyster!
Traffic In Month Carolina.
Quite a number of eystermen of this
section have been obtaining their oys
ters this season from the rooks in Pam
lico and Core sounds, S. C. Ia faot,
last year Captain William H. Elliott, of
Portsmouth, obtained all the oysters he
planted from that sectian and is. buying
largely there tbis year. Tbe oysters
are caught by the North Carolina oyster
men and sold to the Norfolk vessels at
25 and 30 cents a bushel. This is com
paratively a new field for our oyster-
men and they have developed a profit
able market for tbe tongers in that sec
tion who have never heretofore been
able to get over six and seven cents a
bushel, except when a few hundred
bushels were taken in carts and peddled
through the country. The bivalves, in
faot, were mostly used for burning and
converting into lime for fertilizing
purposes. It is against the law for Vir
ginia vessels or vessels of tber States
to take and carry oysters from the
waters of North Carolina, but the laws
are never enforced. The North Caro
lina oystermen do alt the catching
themselves, and would promptly cap
ture a vessel detected in dredging or
using the tongs, but they are extremely
anxious to keep the buying vessels
there, despite the laws to the contrary,
in order to sell to them, and as the
county officers are mostly in the fish
and oyster traffic the vessels purchasing
oysters are rarely interfered with. The
present iaws are likely soon to be modi
fied or repealed. A large fleet of ves
sels from this section have been en
gaged in the traffic in Pamlico sound the
present season, and some of the heaviest
planters in the business have procured
all their plants from that resion Nor
In the foregoing extract two state
ments are correct and two alone. The
Virginia oystermen are certainly en
gaged taking off oysters in large num
bers contrary to law, and the law is
oertainly not enforced. As a matter of
fact tbe Virginians pay but six. eight
and ten cents per tub, and as their tubs
are any size they choose to make them,
they really pay considerably lees. The
North Carolina oystermen do not do all
the oatohing themselves by a large ma
jority ,as it is a matter of general notorie
ty that the Virginians dredge and tong
whenever they get a chance, night or
day. The reflection upon tbe
county officers may be dictated
by the experience of the Virginians
with their own officials; tut it is a
gratuitous insult to the county com
missioners of Hyde, Dare, Carteret and
Pamlico counties. The article appears
to be an impudent effort to sustain
people in an open violation of the laws
of this State.
Called from the Press Digpatches
Cartin fe Co.,- a large iron manu
facturing firm of Belief ont, Pa., made
an assignment Thursday.
Over four hundred oases ef influenza
are reported among the prisoners in
Clinton prison, New York.
An engineer was killed and several
passengers injured by a railroad wreck,
Wednesday night, near Pine Bluff, Ark'
T. C Power, Republican, baa been
elected United States Senator from
Montana; ha is the defeated candidate
A railroad collision occurred near
Savannah Thursday morning, which
wrecked both engines and slightly in
jured eeveral passengers.
Daring the progress of a bull fight in
a Mexican town, the plaza fell, in which
ten thousand persona were crowded.
Fearful scenes ensued, but while many
persons were badly injured, no one was
.The down-town shops of the Edison
Electrio Light Co., in New York, were
destroyed by fire on Wednesday morn
ing, patting out eighteen thousand ia
candescent lights; loss $103,000, which
is covered by insurance.
A heavy rain storm prevailed in St.
Louis Wednesday night, whioh greatly
demoralized the electrio wires, and
several persona came near losing their
lives by coming in contact with some
wires that were prostrated. A pet dog
was instantly killed by stepping on a
wire and a lady who went to his relief
waa thrown some distance and fell un
conscious. A horse was also killed by
stepping on a wire.
The Blizzard in the Northwest.
St. Paul, Dec'. 81. Advices here
seem to indicate that the great snow
storm of Saturday night raged over a
very extended area. Rumors were rife
in tbe newspaper offices- that many
wires weet of here were down and
travel muoh delayed. The cemtre of
the disturbance appears to have been at
Huron, S. D., where the wind veered
to north, and the storm increased until
it became a veritable blizzard, blowing
fifty miles an hour. The memorable
experiences of two years ago. prevented
people from unduly exposing them
aelvea on the prsiries and no bad re
sults are anticipated.
Tha storm has been marked in places
by singular phenomena. At Winona,
Minn., rain descended in great sheets,
and thg, whole city was flooded - When
.the rain stopped the mercury fell thirty
degrees in three hours. People can
skate to business this morning. At
other points electrical disturbances
preceded the fall of snow. Duluth was
visited with a severe blizzard, ushering'
in the heaviest snowfall of the season.
Much damage has been done in tbe city
and street oars are blockaded. Trains
are delayed by drifts six feet deep in
"Had Been Worried Eighteen Tears."
It should have read "married," but
the proof-reader observed that it
amounted to about the same thing, and
so did not draw his pencil through the
error. Unfortunately there was con
siderable truth in his observation.
Thousands of husbands are constantly
worried almost to despair by the ill
health that afflicts their wives and often
robs life of comfort and happiness.
There is but one safe and sure way to
change all this for the better. The
ladies should use Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Its Wonderful Kffect on the Liver.
Stomach, Uowels. Kidneys and Blood
Dr. Mozley's Lemon Elixir is a pleas
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all Biliousness, Constipation, Indices
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! other diseases . caused by disordered
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For coughs and colds, take Lemon
For sore throat and bronohiris, take
Lemon Hot Drops.
For pneumonia and laryngetis, take
Lemon Hot Drops.
For consumption and catarrh, take
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For all throat and lung diseases, take
I Lemon Hot Drops.
An elegant and reliable preparation.
Sold by druggists. 25 cents per bot
tle. Prepared by H. Mozley, M.D.. At
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For a disordered liver try Beecham'a
Both the method and. results -when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly 011 the Kidneys,
Liver and Bov.vIm, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dLpc-ls colds, head-,
aches and fevers v nd cures habitual
constipation. Fynip of Figs is the'
only remedy of" its kind ever nro-
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the Ptomacli, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agrccahle substances, ii
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs ia for sale- in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it 011 hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
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5 Warred Street, New York lanlMvlr
1862. EATON 1880.
HAS A FINK STOCK OF
Watches;1' Clocks. Jewelry
AND PLATED WARE.
I keep a larger stock of Spectacles
than any other store in North Carolina
I take particular pains to fit them to tha
eyes of parties needing th-em.
Having worked steadily at the bench
for over thirty years, I believe I can do
as good work as any watchmaker in the
COME AND SEE ME.
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Opposite Baptist Church. fe!2 dwtf
K. R, JONES,
Dry Goods & Notions.
Full stock and large assortment.
Prices as low as the lowest.
Call and examine my stock.
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'Founders and Machinists
Manufacturers and Dealers is
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Builders of Ena-lnea Boilers.
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We are prepared to do Castings of all kinds
Particular ami Immediate attention glrCa
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We will be glad to plve plans utid intimates
for any dqsci lptlon ol machinery.
We are the agents 'or tbo Rale of the Amer
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brated Indestructibly Mini Valves.
We give satisfactory uuraalee fcrall work
done by na. 1 dlaw wly
JOE K. WILLIS,
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
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qualities of material.
Orders solicited and given prompt
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and Alex. Fields regular traveling
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