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NO. 51 .
A. anna of tortu bum powaer
Highest of all la Ua Toning atrojrtB.
Utmt Uhttxd Statu Uotvukmkkt
Tooo Bkpobt.
Roth. Bajusq Powdkb Co . 106 Wall
et.N.'sr. -
Tha I am selling at-.; .
i - 153 1-3 cts. per 11.
:'; 'Best on Earth"
And there is none better made.
To my COUNTRY friends I
would say drive right in the
r rear of my store, where you
My prices are low, my dealings
are just giro me a trial and I will
gnarentee . satisfaction or refund
ad money.-' - .
; V Respeetfullr,
; . J;JEl. Parker. Jr.
. fl!0pES,
T7holesale and Betail
ifcEE l) ihshpo tlt6$b
; : : IfJSTOOK -"
v Adfor Sale Cheap.
Cabbage Plants!
. ; Cabbage Plants ! !
Wo offer the public the following
grows from ored procured from
th well-known sod RELIABLE
Seed Home of Peter Hes-
- dersos & Co., of New York. ' Thu
lot of Plant are grows in he opes
air, are thrifty,' and : will withstand
. MTtre tJcl weather without injury.
Henderson' Large Type Charles.!
m Wikefield Cabbage.
' Henderson's Succession Cabbage,
- the finest Cabbage grown.
Hesdenon's Extra Early Express
CVbage.V - ,: -
; Sanderson's' Extra Early Win
niarstait Cabbage.
GendenoB'o Large Cabbage Let
tuce. - .-' ... .
i Henderson's Big Boston Lettuce.
i Prios $3 per 1,000; -i. lota of 5,000
'and STer f 1.50 pen-. 1,000. Special
- prices on lots of 50,000 and oer.
-: Send all orders - 1 ".""
roust. Island, 8. C.
- v DR. G. K BAGBY,
Offlos, Hddf
;t deeSdwtf :
tree, opposite Baptixt
V i ? ' - - mKXi k. c
Oftes oa Craves street, between Pollock
ad Broad. -
Prole limited to
OMttUn and Me-
ehatxfcml Dentistry
aa4 Denial' Borgerj
Teeth ex t reeled
without pain by t.
M of Nltro Oxlda
XverytbiBg la the Una of Dentistry done
. la toe beat stylet getlaffeotton guarenteed.
Oflra, eoraar of If lddle Svr-et and Fdere
liar, eaaoaue Haarft in
lliddle tret,FIrt room abore Farm
er's & Merchant's Bank.
Will praettab la tha Oovotlae of crav.n
irteret. Jonea, Onalow and PaaUieo.
. United states uonrt at new Soma, aad
:;:-; Jl' . and
i.: Keal Estate Asrent,
; ' JNew Be, N. a
Conaection.--New Y rk
; Botn and Canada.
'Truck lands.
Town lots.
Do yea want to bay f
Do yon want to sell f
1500 eres, Trent Koad,6;milear.oitj-.
Timber and Track laod.
$4.50 PER
In the appointmeut nf brother
Suerrall Poatmiwter ao C-oncord i he
JOUUNAX ie more ttjan pleased.
"It ie a pabliu neoesdity as wall
s pa biro virtue "to hew to th
line let tae chips fall where the.,
Stsualor Tolqaitt. .of Georgia,
eervee notice to the ac(irot o
Sis shoes who took It for granu ii
that he was oat of tne race thai
they were somewhat too pre.
Toree Western States have bad
frost enough to spoil thei r peacn
crops, bat scarcely eooagh to spoil
ripen their ice crops.
C. L. Bicker, ot Chicago, bring
nit to compel the Secretary ot the
Treasury to sell him the entire U
Hue of th new bonds.
The worst blizzarJ in years is
raging throughout Kansas and ad
joining States. Many trains had to
be abandoned and railroad
tramio is almost stopped id some
Congressman Pence. Popolist,
of Color d 8, on Monday introduced
a bill in the Hoane giving women
the rigbt to vote foj members of
If thou canst not mak6 thyself
such an one as tson wouldst. how
canst tboa expect to have another
In all things to thy liking? Thorn
as a Kempis.
J ales Simon, the great French
statesman, said this, and it is eter
nally true: "No people are worthy
of liberty who do not respect the
liberty of even their ouemies."
When Joseph was about to seud
his brethren back to taeir
father with their sacks filled
with corn, bis Jlast words were
"see that ye fall not u; by the
way, for behold ye be brethren."
Mrs- Harriet Morrison, of Jack,
son. Miss, Monday presented at
the Philadelphia mint whtt she
supposed was eighty-five pound
ogoId,bnt which was a base met l
worth cents a pound. She h-id
loaned $ 6,000 on it.
A Nevada man has made a prop
ositi n to a comittee to let tbeoi
bnrv him alive for a stated period
for $500, an J t ho ci'iz-us are
elad of tbe cbaoott thnt tht are
Chipping in the quarters ripiif live.
It is said that 16 000 persono
have been on verted from tna error
of their ways and joined t be church
es in Illinois since tbe fljst of latr
September. This holds oat a pro
pees that the State will continue
permanently in the Demomocranc
colamt Star.
Tbe Hubwoommittoe of be Sjn '
Finance com ujitfee win vt on(
not be read v :o report tbe Tnfl
bill until next wet-k. Tha indica-
tioas are that sugar and iron ore
will be pat on the dutiable list, and
that slight ehacge, if any. will
made in the income tax Hchedule.
New York medical circles are
interested in tbe case of a boy who
is being kept alive by artificial res
piration. This is very much the
condition of the Bepublioan party
at present.
A Coonecticatt courw is trew
tliog with tbe riddle whether oys
ters are real estate or personal
property. There may be a stage
intthe oyster's existence when this
is an open question, bot when a
man gets outside of a dozen or two
thrt case as far as the oyster goes
is closed, and it jeocmes without
a doubt personal property. Wil.
It is really astonishing to see
the unanimity of ssntiment among
Northern people and in the North
ern prMa as to the an for tan ate
effect the income tax would have
upon the rich. They regard the
whole tribe oi Plutocrats ts un
mitigated liars who wiil swear
falsely. So sad! Wil. Messen
ger, .
The Balrigh, correspondent of
tne Bepublioan New York Tribune
is jubilant ovor toe '-ilit among
North Carolina Democrte-n They
must get together, keep together
and disappoint tbe euetais of good
pure government and an honest,
clean ballot-foge Harris is the cor
respondent. Iutheeaily part of the war a
company, in attempting to exe
cute a military evolution, got all
tangled up, bat tbe captain was
equal to tbe occasion. Rising to bis
fall height be shouted, at the top
of his voice, ' Men, disentangle to
the front " Will nome brave cayrao
please give the same command to
tbe Democrats of North Caroli
na. The people and court of Leban
don, lad,, believe in pr i np' pun
ishment for crime. Frank Hall, a
negro, who criminally assaulted a
white Woman, a week ago, Satur
day, felt a noose around bis neck
three times Moi day, placed there
by a frenzied woman leading a mob.
He was rescued each time by offi
cers was fin illy ushered in'o ; e
courthouse pleaded guilty aod w s
sentenced to tweuty-one years in
We once heard a fatii r say to
his son, '-Never talk about a ihing
oa know nothing abou: ." That old
man had a head on his shoulders.
If we were advi-iog a yoantf mau
just commencing joaruali-'i:, wc
would probably sav I -ever
write upon a subject of wf icb vna
know comparatively nothi i It is
easier lo give advice bu i is to
follow It.
Senator Pugb once said in a
campaign speech, that he had been
'studying the tariff fifty years and
knew nothiog about it:" and now
we bave to confess that having
writieu much aud often about Mr.
Cleveland, we are constantly being
anrnriHed at what he doS, and
what he does not do.
We do not believe the half that
is said to his detriment. We do
not believe that he is the embodi
ment of eelfi-ibnese: that his ap
pointment in the State of New York
are made for the sol i purpose of de
stroying Senator Hill; n r, as as
serted by the Chicago Tribune,
that offices are auctioned off liku
cattle in tbe market and knocked off
to the highest bidder. On the con
trary, we have unboahded confi
dence in tbe patriotism, honor and
honesty cf Mr. Cleveland, aod ba
leive that all his appoincments are
made with a uue regard to the de
mands of the public service. He is
governed by his own judgement
and his opinions are no doubt very
much inflaenced by t ast associa
tions and present complications,
but that tbev are bonestly eater
t -lined is no to be questioned.
We differ very widely with the
President upon some matters of
public policy, but mo. t cordially
approve of his pasitton on the tar
iff and the Federal EieoCioQ Law.
Indeed on grea' questions, effac
ing the public excepting the cur
rency, Mr. Cleveland is soundly
In politics, as in religion, it is
wise to be tolerant in uou-es'en-
tialu, bat absolately ancamprom
ising whea fundamental princi
ples are involved.
The ifiear trouble of the coantry
rr.lnc. ri nuance
l--iie won wtaii'h to def'rav the
xim- nfn f rrj- Government meet
the dem widso' commerce, and give
to the people a circulating aie
dioro .
It is no fault of the Democratic
prfy 'ht hrt rr-isury is empty.
b-inkrop' government and an im-poveii-hed
people i a legacy be
qaeihedio us by tbe Republican
party. It is true that at the close
ot the Qarrison administration
'hen was a show of prosperity. The
oouutrv was in tbe condition of a
oanb t hat, bad been rifled . and
howe caxh'er was about to skip
rtetore tbe public had notice of tbe
impending collapse. The condi
tion of a bank b-.-comes known
when honest and capable men in
ven'ia'e its sff-iirs; and so it is
with a government.
The policy of the Democratic
party Is to lighten expenses and
lift burdens from the necks of the
people, but honesty is an essen
tial requisite in all civilized govern
ments, and is no part of the policy
of tne Deoaooratic party to repud
iate debts or violate contracts.
The Secretary of the Treasury
recognized the issuing of bonds as
a dire necessity. Bow else could be
secure funds with which to meet
the obligations of the Government!
The passage of tbe bill to repeal tbe
Sherman law promised bat did not
bring relief.
Congress has strangely neglec
ted to provide a safe, reliable and
abundant currency. Our financial
edifice has been andermined, and
it mast be prop ed by aoy mate
rial at band, or wide-spread ruin is
The Secretary of the Treasury
did not want to issue bonds. He
says: "I did it very reluctantly. I
hesitated a long time, sometimes I
feared I was awaiting too long, but
the situation at last became so
cirical that I felt it my dury,-and
epeoili in view of wbat I regar
ded as a very uncertain prospect of
securing any immediate relief by
congressional legisUtiou." Thus it
is seen thac Mr, Carlisle throws
the blame for tbe issuing of bonds
upon Congress.
It was MUggested to Mr. Carlisle
that tbe Silver in the Treaaury be
uned. But to this be replied that
'certificates sra outstanding
against what we naveexoept about i
15,000,000 .r J6 000 000." I
In answer to a question as to
how fast the actual coinags of the
seiginorage con Id be pushed, Mr.
O-irlisle said; "If all other coinage
were suspended at tbe mints we
coald coin about 4,000,00 silver
dollars a month, or $48,000,000 a
year.'' Bat. this would not be
enough and it would come too
'Then, you are in favnrof bonds "
No indeed. We don't like gar, bat
if theie is nothing eke to eat,
please pasnas 'be gar.
When you bid your sin good
by, don't shake hands with it.
Investigating to Give Publicity to Our
! Climate and Sanitary Inflnences
Raieigh Will Entertain
Today a prominent party of Northern
editors and physicians are to be in Ral
eigh. Unless they have fo-nied plana
which do not admit of change we hope
they will Se in New Bern at the Fair
next week.
The following clipping from the News-Observer-Chronicle
tells of their coming,
its olyect and the wy Raleigh means to
receive them:
The Chamber arranged to receive and
welcoma a number ef prominent editors
of Medical Journals who will be here oo
the 16th. They are making a tour of the
South for the purpose of ascertaining the
climate and saDitary influences of the sec
tion and giving publicity to the same.
Among the gentlemen composing the
party are: Or. W. C. Wile, editor New
JCuglund Medical Monthly and Past Sur
geon, General G. A. R. wite and daughter,
Danbury. Conn; Dr. A. N. Bell, editor
of the Sanitarian. Brooklyn, N. Y; Dr.
H. II Hvnett editor Medical and Surgi.
cal Reporter, Philadelphia, Pa; Dr. Wm.
A. Hammond, Surgeon General U. S. A.,
retired list, and v Ue, W ashington, D. C;
Dr. Ferdinand King, editor Polyclinic,
New York city Hon. Clark Bell, Esq,
editor Medno-Legal Journal, ISew Ycrk
city Dr. T. D. Ciotliers, editor the Jour
nal of Inebriety, Hartford, Conn- Dr. T,
Bailey, editor Brooklyn Medical and
Surgical Jiurnal, Brooklyn, X. Y Dr
Howard Van Renseelaer, editor of Med
ical Annals, Albany, N. Y; Dr. W. Blair
Steward, editor Medical Annuals, Albany,
N. .1 ; Dr. W. B. Stewart, editor Medical
Bulletin, Philadelphia, P: Mr. Maitin
Griffing and wife, representing the Con
necticut press.
The matter of receiving and entertain
ing the visitors will be in tbe baLds ot a
special committee, including tne Frei
dent and Secretary of the Chamber.
Dr. L. T. Smith, of Pennsylrania, ad
dressed a few remnrki to the Chamber,
during which he assured the litteuera
tbat they had a vicinity of remarkable
advantages for manufacturing and attrac
tions for immigration, and that tha mak
ing known oi these facts was the only
thing necessary to secure a desirable in
flux of both. He made the ttatement
without reservation, alter having travel
led over thirteen States. He will make
his home at Sou' hern Pines.
The question is asked, Why is
the Senate so slow in acting on
presidential nomination?
Tne opinion ts held by many
thao it is the duty of tbe Senate to
confirm appointments a soon as
they are sent to that body, but
this is very far from being
When this Government wan
formed, the people of t ie tJuited
SrateM hid ja-r ewtablisht-d their
mflepeudenae, and were lully resol
ved that r tie one tn -o power shi-uid
never agai" be recoguized, or any
kingly pierog-itive be tolerated, in
t his coantry.
They adopted a Consntatton
in which it ts provide,! tha tbe
President "shall nominate, aod by
and with tbe ad vie-- and cousent.
of the Senate, shall appoint am
bassadors, of her, public ministers
and consuls, judges of the supreme
court, and all other offl iers of the
TJoited States, whose appointments
are not herein otherwise, provided
The Senate is a caeck apo i the
exercise of arbitrary power on the
part of the Executive Th3 provision
is a wise one. Without ii an ambi
tious Pre dent might soon become
a Prince who would ripen into a
King. It was a wise provision to
prevent the President from rewar.
ding bis friends and punishing his
enemies ad libitum.
The lerter of the Constitution
has often been violated and Presi
dents have made many appoint
ments without "tbe advice and con
sent of the Senate." Howevt r oth
ers may have been dispose ' to
wards that sacred instrument, the
Democratic party has always re
garded it as the corner-stone of
their political edifice, aud demand
for it "strict construction" and im
plicit obedience.
Before a Senator can enter upon
his duties ho must take an oath to
sappor; the Constitution. Nothing
can excuse him for acting contra
ry to its letter or Jspirit.
No true Senator can vote for the
confirmation of an apportment
that has been made without the
advice and consent of the Senate.
Every Senator is a part of the ap
pointing power, and is
bound Jby his conscience and bis
oath. is
We need not be told
the doty of Democrauc Senators to
onfll m appointments of a Demo-
cratiu president I is .is much then
duty to f'.j'-Ce improper appoint
men s as it i contiim aiml one.".
Every Se- .iormust act tor buu -
self, gu :-d t. Ms own c uipcieoce 1
under bin it h ol ofliee.
If Seuator Hill, for lustauce, b
eves that Mr. Pcekbaui ought
not to be confirmed; it he would
not have given "his advice and
consent" to i.tieappoi iiiueu ; ii he
beleives that the uomiuatiou was
made upon personal grounds and
not for the good of the public ser
vice, it in his duty to vote again'
Senators are as much bound by
their oaths as other men, and, the
Senator who votes for or agamst
confirmation simply to gratify a
malignant spirit, -oils his Nen-if.o-rial
robes iud violates his oath of
Professor of English Literature in
Trinity t o lege, a Defaulter.
Columbia, S. C. Feb. U. John I..
Weber, ex-School Commission! r nf
Charleston and now Professor of English
Literature in Trinity College, N. C, is a
defaulter in the sum of over $1,200. WeV
er left Charleston about a year ago t mo
to Trinity College. When his annual re '
port reached Superintendent of E Indi
cation Mayfleld las:, fall that officer imiii I
a discrepancy in the financial part nf it '
and began a quiet investigation, which
resulted in the discovery of the shortage.
Weber raised a number of school certifi
cates, a speciss ot forgery common in ,
cases of that kind. The dedication ex
tends over a period of mora than a year.
Efforts were made to suppress the l';ict
and prevent criminal proceedings being
instituted, but the State authorities de
clined to do this Weber will he prose
cuted. He was quietly arrested over a
week ago and gave bond ia $1,00 fm
his appearance when wanted.
Weber wus at one time on the st ill' nf
the News & Courur and WHa a writer of.
considerable ability . He is the author:
of a school oook on the hi-tory of South :
Carolina. An official report of the de- i
falcaticn was toilay made by the State'
A Three Round Contest at Jacksouvil e,
If C.
The following is in a nnto signed V.
O. P. sent us from Jacksonville, N. C. j
"We had a prize fight here the 8th inst.
There was lots of people here to see the
fight. James Davis the champion from
Ohio to fight J. M. O. Quinn. the liti li t
weight North Carolinian. Quinn hiseled
Davis on the third round. They are
under a 300 bond."
Home liaised Sweet Potatoes
Our truckers are busy planting pota
toes. Several thousand dollars are kept
in the community this season, that used
to go out for seed potatoes. Our leading
truckers now raise their own seed pota
toes, and some of them have made a lair
profit selling their surplus product ol the
arae. Kinston Free Press.
The same state of affairs spoken ot by
the Fre Press exists in New Berne and
in goneral through th' whole section.
The fill crop ot Irish potatoes is litem
. .
lner a valuable e&tura. and ii incrcnanur
. , ... . I affected this vear-- ei..p ol" candidates
every year. Thousands ot barrels are ! 1
, i , ... . . J for Congressional no:i i tin t ion.
raised and the large expenditure for seed, I "
once the regular sale thus largely stopped u'hcl1 tllis tountrv reiclies the stage at
aud today many a farmer has Irish pota- ! wl'ich honest elections can only be ve
toes on the New Berne market. No j ture'l ''J' Federal interf. renre the days of
farmen need dread hard timei'and finan 1,12 republic: will be numbered,
cial depression whose barns and store A Jacksonville correspondent write us
houses are thus filled to overflowing with j that Mr. J. F. Giles has just finished his
crops suited to both borne consumption ! large store fr Marine & Bros, who in
and market. ten 1 to put a large st ick of goods in it.
Alex Miller as an Inventor. i Th" f-'e of the British House of Lords
We clip from the Beaufort Herald the ! interwoven with that of the crown. If
ollowing mention of news it received one falls the other cannot stand, and
through another, publication. Wejudge neither rests upon very secure founda
the inyentor is our recently removed tion.
townsman Mr. Alex Miller, now of Rocky
Mount, and that it is simply a mistake of; has been made by revenue officers m Per
location in giving bis home as Goldsboro. j son County. The property was seized
We hipe it is so and that Mr. .Miller for ir.-egu'.ariii -s and will b(. so'd.
ill ...K -- - -. t ..
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the invention. Here is the item as it ap
peared in the Herald.
"The scientific American gives a dis
ciiption of a recently patented car ventilat
or by Alexander Miller ot broidsooro.
This improvement not only supplies
fresh air to the cain, but also carries off
the smoke and cinders from the stack
and discharges them at the rear of the
train. Near the smoke stack n arranged
a tan cnamoer, rmm wnicn a pipe icaos
to cooling chambers in ea-.'i car, fr.m
which valved discharge pipes lead to
hooded discharge ends near the car seats.
A damper in the smoke stack is arranged
to overcome the exhaust blast and cause
all the escaping products of coinbus-ion
to pass into a pipe extending learward
over the cars to the rear end ol the car '
The Burning of Harnett Court
Judge W. A. Hpke arrived in the city
from LillingP'O where lie has been hold
ing Harnett Cou-t, but the term ot court
was bmught suddenly to a close by the
destructiou of the court house by tire
about 3 o'clock in the morning.
Tbe origin of the fire is supposed to
have been entirely uccitlental and it was
so lar under way when discovered that it
was impossible to save the building. i
All iue recorus auu oiuer com ems oi
any value were saved, except some Cup
reuie Court records.
Tbe Harnett Court house was burned ;
about two years ago. and since then court I
has been held in a large frame building.
which was rented for the purpose, and
which belongs to Coi. John D. Williams,
ot Fayetteville. This was the building
destroyed. News Observer Chronicle.
Sold for a Kong.
'During the boom of 1890 the Cataba
Hotel & Belt Railway Company, of Mar
ion, bjgan the erection of a magnifi
cent hotel to cost more thn $ 30,000, but
:he collapse came "n when it about
fourth-fiiths completed. This magnifi
cent building and a square of land in the
3 C's annex, was sold to satisfy judge
mcnts to a large amount and only
brought $1,52. Charloote Observer.
Killed by His Sweetheart's Father.
ASHEVILLE, N. 0., Feb, 10 A
speoial to the Citizen from Mar
shall saye; Willis Morgan, brother
of Deputy Sheriff Jesse Morgan, ot
Boncome county, was shot and
instantly killed at Marshall, Mad:
son county, by G. R. Sams, who is
a brother-in-lav of M. E. ('arter.
collector of internal revenue for
this district.
Willis Morgaa was courting
Sams' daughter aod he had been
beeD ordered off the place
persisted in f'nrjiog himself on
i premises, with tbe result s'aten.
' B ockade Stills Seized.
! Deputy Oollictor Troy seized and
hauled oat a large blockade still
I from J, M. York, Soapstone mount
am, KanJolph county, Wednesday
Raleigh. N. ()., Fb. 15. -Col-I
lector Simmoos is informed of the
'of the seizure of tn- illicit wbiske
distillery of J F C iin. ar Soil" I.
Lowell. Durham county. The sn'l
is of 125 gallon capcity. Te
barrels of contraband whi-kev
were seized at Durham.
Another Ice Bridge at Niagara.
Niagara Falls, N, Y., Feb. i4r
me rare oae of an ice bridge for
minff nri t ven ancneHSi ve Winters i n
the Ning.ra gorge beliw the falls:
was wiiueied tit-day. The bib
winds of the pa-r tev lavs 'mke
np tbe Ce in 1 be l--e nd s-'i' it
d wn tDe river
It b gin iQiurihiKi o-i tne fai s
rifriliv a' au eix'i mou- 1 t ai d
a' 8 o'clock l-sr night the gore
was jammed so that a bridge torai
ee at the foot of Prospect; Park.
The riiknown Steamship Which Sank
on Hie Dreaded Diamond Shoals.
The imkmoui -im-liip which found
ered mi the einer ianmn, Shorl, Cape
Hat ter.i-, i- believe.', tn liavcbeen the
British Me i:ti -V i ilympi:i, which :ii!cd
from Maniaii!- oil February 1, for Phila
delphia. 'ii-ioned to the, E irn Line
Stea?n-lii,. ('..mpoiy. The description
furnisaed ' '.'e-life --avers Udly with
the v c . 1 in the opinion of those who
know her here, where -lie lias been re-'
paired, havim, trale.l between Philailel
pliia and Cuba for several years past.
1 ne ibe-iveis a long t lie .voni t aro
hna coasts and ve-se!s arri vinr a Beau
fort and X..iT!k report liuvhig seen the
unknown ve .-I on Sunday, February 4,
drifting in a broken down enndilion on
the shoals, which run seaward I'm- at least
I I inik-s from, ('ape llalteras. .-she soon
-truck, an I b.
u n m i nageable and
1 1 1 1 1 . 1 . . sanl. I
I late!
X. . one at the 1 inn.
tain her name. Thru
that she had a lihi-i
w :is able to aseer
who saw her state
!nre. smokestack.
which coi i espon. k vv ;l ;i 1 1
vv. hieh vva-. bull i oloie.l.
Mie was tvvo
n li.-i pointof
masted, schooner rige
rust inblance. I he iintor; unii.e craltvvas'
deep la leu. and tlie Olyinpia's hold wa-i
tilled with 2.0110 tons ot sugar, consigned '
to the Franklin Sugar I'etiuerv, The j
tops o: tne masls on tne wreck (tie now
vis;lk- above the water on the shoals.
Captain Coleman commanded h'M, and
h: d a crew of sailors. The Olvmpia
was built in S n.-kloc, king . in 132.
Philadelphia lle u .l.
The imperial Pine Product Company
has i n v -ted. '2?.").oo0 in a plant at Wil
mington. S sine sharp at lacks on Senator Vance
i are now being made l.v papers in the
I -tJ'c.
. t announced that the National
Fannel. A,,;:1I;,,. u ill me hl H:lIeig)l
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A four thousand dollar distillery seizure
. 'I'h,. Sl.r. ni.ill I."S . .'I.-- ...""
and tlieir troupe of pea forming dogs ar
rived on the Wilmington train to show at
t ho Fair.
The schooner Melvin is in aud tropical
fruit may be seen all over town. She
brought in 500 bunches of bananas and
5,000 cocoacuts.
The blizzard in the Indian Territory
and bordering places is considered the
m- st terrible in history that has ever
visited there. 30 bves or more are be
lieved to have been lost.
The salary of Marion Bjtler, the new
presi lent nf th'1 Natmual Farmer's Alli
ance, i- 3. O.HI annuady. Under ihe pro
visions ot a nevy rule lie is not required to
live at Washington, hut can reside in tips
The R ins is judge who naturalized a
Chinaman must have overlooked the act
of 1882. which prohibits their naturaliza
tion, by cither Federal or State courts.
Attorney General Oluev is investigating
the case,
to the Wilmington Messen
ger says: "A prominent Republican here
received a letter todav from Washington
stating, on authority, that all the Repub
iican and Populist Senators would cer-
tainlv voteagaincc Simmons',confirmation
and that if Senator Vance induced any
Democrats to vote with him Simmons'
defeat was certain."
In the Washington news of the Char
lotte Observer we see that the bill to re
fer O. H. Perry's (New Berne) war claim
of 8, GOO to the Court of Claims has been
referred to sub-committee, "Representa
tive McLaurin. The same bill was re
ported favorably last Congress.
The Goldsboro Headlight says there
is a certain farmer living in New Hope
township who has been married nearly
twenty-five years and has a wife and
eight chil. Ireti, four of whom are grown,
yet has never had a death in his family
ner needed a p': vician fir any member
thus far.
The curious, spectacle ot a cat fighting
a plaster piris figure was witnessed in a
New Berne store. It was the life size
figure of a small dog. A peddler en
tered the store to sell it, and set it down.
The cat took it in reality for one ot her
hereditary foes, brist'ed up wrathfully,
made a mad spring tor its back, knocked
it over and bloke it.
The A-hev ille C 1 1 i ;-. n says State Geol
ogist II bin - h is made a number of se
lections of tho superb photographs illus
trating North Carolina which were exhi
bited at the World's Fair. The selec
tion v il! be ued in a very fine publica
tion. "Scenic America." The State has
1,800 worth of these "photographs.
Two dktillers and 1,000 gallons of
whiskey, belonging to ALhiz) Iiliyne,
near G,.stoni : li.iv been s-izd. Also
Revenue nnvrrs returned It. en near Biue
Wing, Person coutitv, where thev seized
the entire omit "f the Chester Springs
Di-tilh-ry C imp uiv. There are two
stills. Tlie value of the property is
$4,000. It is seized for irregularities and
will be sold.
Gov. Carr has offered a reward of 100
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ers William West and Jol
s 1 tie size I !'e" tf'l is offer.
County ina'i 'luthrie J. Jol
e l Frank M.-yers in Wiike?
in West. The
I for a Wilkes
ii8 n who k i 11
countv. The
News observer Chronicle says the ease of
tin- Wests is a Ve'y aggrava m one.
They s'lot down Frank Newell, who was
scarcely more than a lad, for beating off a
dog belonging to them.
IStea's Another Watch -Is Cracked
on the Head and Dangerously
Edward Murphy, the vagrant, tough,
and thief who for nearly three months
j was an expense in jail to the lax-pavers
of Craven county and who was finally
run out nf New Berne as a dangerous
character by the city authorities has been
cracked on the head and is now in a
Richmond almshouse likely to die. He
says that the blow was given bv a piece
of iron but he iloe-n't tell how he came
to receive it.
It will be remembered that
he was recently arrested on two
charges, highway robbery and prize
fighting but evidence was not obtain
ed sufheent to convict on either. The
Richmond Dispatch tells of his last af
fair as follows
Ed Murphv, of pugili-tic lame, who
came here from New York some weeks
since, ami has figured in Police-Court re
cords since the fight at tin-Turf Exchange
on the night ot February 1-t, now lies at
the almshouse in a precarious condition.
Murphy was arrested Tuesday bv Ser
geant Aleck Tomlinson and lodged in the
Second Police Station on a warant
charging him with stealing a watch chain,
and clirm, valued at f 13.T)0, from Allen
Mcintosh, a fjllow-prisoner in the city
hen committed t jail February 2.1
l.v .luspce Crutchtiekl to await examina
tion on the charge of robbing F. C. Milch-v-ll
of Sl'jo in cash and a gold watch,
Murphy made the acquaintance of Mc
intosh. It is alleged that on the day
that he was discharged from the prison
he borrowed Mcintosh's timepiece, prom
ising to return it in a little while. In
steail he pawned it.
When the officer arrived at the stati n
with his prisoner yesterday he com
plained that he was badly hurt. An ex
amination shewed that he had a deep cut
on his head, and Dr. A. Monteiro was
called in. He pronounced the wounds
serious and the ivoundetl man was re
moved to the almshouse. Before being
moved Murphy stated that he got into a
tight Friday night, and was strack on
the haad with a piece of iron. He decli
ned to give the name of his assailant, and
would not discuss the matter further
with the police.
Inquiry at the almshojse late lat
night elicited the information that his
wounds were considered dangerous.
A Strong Sentiment for Simmons.
Statesville, N. C, Feb. 14 If Sim
mom should be defeated for confirmation
by the Senate I predict the people of
North Carolina will have two claims upon
them which they will rush forward to
pay. Vance's warmest friends, who of
course will net desert him, will crowd
each other in their efforts to reward Sim
mons, both for his noble, courageous
fight for Democracy and for this last
mark ot disapproval which the entire
Democracy of the State will resent, for if
he is defeated they will resent it, not
with a feeling or desire to censure Vance,
but with lhat higher and greater desire
to defend themselves, as it is looked uoan
j i. . v.11.. e.. UVUJULlilL a to cicieliU oTlil
The answer of Simmons to Vance is
the whole talk of the town and the cry is
if he is defeated now, we will reward
hiin yet. Special to the Charlotte Ob
A Credit to North Carolina
We are glad indeed to note the success
that has attended the State Normal
School at Greensboro for young ladies.
Although of recent organization and a
new departure for the State, it has proven
a valuable step.
Teaching the practical duties of lite,
and especially to girls and young ladies,
has been too much neglected.
The school has enrolled 83 students
this year, besides its practice and obser
vation school. About 250 students board
in the dormitories and the others board
in private families. Had .here been suffi
cient dormitory accommodations the in
stitution could have enrolled over 500
students. This is the second year of the
school. Its e;!r illmcnt last year was
Most of the counties in the State are
represented. After Guilford, Mecklen
burg leads in the number of students. It
sends fifteen. Wake has the next largest
representation, and then come Robeson,
Orange, Buncombe, Wayne, Gates, Ire
dell, Richmond, Anson, Durham, Edge
combe, Lenoir, tiockingham, Warren
Wilson, Cumberland and New Hanover
each of which sends from seven to ten.
The average age of the students is be
tween 10 and 20 3 ears, and about twenty
five are graduates of other institutions.
Applications for admission have been re
ceived from six states besides Nor'h Caro
Simmons Considered Safe.
The latest news from Washington is
very gratifying. We take it from the
special to the Charlotte Observer;
"All reasonable doubt as to Collector
Simmons' confirmation has been removed.
It is believed that only Senator Vance,
of the Democrat members of the finance
committee, will vote against hi.n in com
mitte when the report is finally made on
that Senator's return from Florida. Mr.
Simmons,Jwho leaves for North Carolina
tonight, says he feels absolutely sure of
his confirmation.
New L'fe Saving Station.
Capt. C. A. Abbey, U. S. R. M. Supt.
of Construction of Life Saving Stations,
and Mr. J. II. Davis, Inspector, passed
through lieie last week to Portsmouth in
company with Mr. W. J. B. Shull, con
tractor, to select a site for the life saving
station at that place The work will be
commenced right away. Capt. Abbey
ha.", many friends along the coast. Beau
fort Herald.
Fine N. C. (iranite.
Tlie Charlotte News siys thit Moores-,
ville, a progressive little town near Char
lotte, is the location nf the Charlotte
Granite company, and that sum-; of the
finest gray granite in the world is now
being i-.ikni out. This granite is used in
some of the finest buildings and monu
ments m the country, is subject to a very
fine polish and ha? an enorm Us sale in
the North.
The slopmc nls have become so great
that a private railroad track is being
built from the main line of the A. T. &
O., railroad to the works wdieie cars will
be loaded, thus saving the expense of
wagons and teams. The granite there
seems to be inexhaustible.
Deputy U. S. Marshall.
United States Marshall Carroll has is
sued commissions to the follow ing deputy
marshals. George Field of Henderson, W. B.
Boyd of N'-w Berne, Jesse II. Grantham
of Goldsboro, C. V. Robinson of Beau'ort
Alex McMillin of Lumber Bridge, E. A.
Catter of Plymouth, W. W. Neal ot Odell
and Thos. O". Bunting of Wilmington.
News Observer Chronicle,
Interesting: Historical Exercises at the
Collegiate Institute in Com-
I memor atlon of HIg
j Life.
Washington's birthday is'the 22 1 ' ; xt
j Thursday) but as Prof. Hodges remarked
I it comes this year in Fair wjelc and the
r air smasnes dates in Mew Beine, to it
was decided to hold the school celebra
tion of the day Friday that it might
not be interfered with by the interest in
the Fair.
The first piece on the programme was
the building of the name WASHINGTON
by a number of the smaller pupils, each
putting on a letter of the name in posi
tion alter tbe recital of a short approp
riate selection.
A representation of a cl nb discussion of
the life and character of Washington
was next in order.
One pup'l treated of his boyhood,
another spoke of him as a surveyor
another as a warrior and so on through
the different periods of his life down to
his death. And then the muse of history
(represented by Miss Katie Matthews)
appeared followed by a number of the
older boys of the school each represent
ing a year which marked an important
era in Washington's eventful and success
ful life.
These ranged themselves on one, side of
the room. Miss Katie, and those who
preceded remaining at the front. Each
boy related the special event in Well
ingtons life which took place in the year
he represented and then a procession of
the young lady students filed in uni
formed as soldiers and carrying arms.
Each one represented one of General
Washington's great battles and the ac
companying recitation told of the date
and the result ot the battle.
The room had been prepared for the
occasion by placing a bust portrait of
Washington at the front, and a full length
picture of him as a free-mason at the
rear, while flags and bunting aurrounded
the room which was still further graced
by a few floral decorations.
The exercises were both instructive
and pleasing and all participating ac
quitted themselves with credit to them
selves and to the lady teachers who in
structed them for the occassion. The
exercises were gotten up outside of and
in addition to tbe regular school services.
After the pupils were through brief
addresses on lessons that might be drawn
from Washington's life were made by
Revs. C. G. Vardell, J. T. Lyen, Rufus
Ford and Dr. Jno- S. Long, L. L. D.,
President of the Board of Trustees of tbe
New Berne Academy.
Mr. T. R. Jernigan, Consul General to
Shanghai, will probably leave within
thirty day3 lor his post. His family will
remain a year before joining him there,
.var. j . a. ui.ii, 01 iLauvi.u, jiu....uhuj
a card of apology to W. S. Barnes, secre
tary of the State Farmers Alliance, and
retracts statements be made questioning
Barne's varacity.
The authorities in Robeson county are
looking for Rose Melvin, a woman who
has mysteriously disappeared. There is
reason for belief that she has been murd
ered. It is now said that Baltimore people
propose to purchase th6 Raleigh street
railway at the sale by order of court
some time In April, aud that they will
properly equip and operate it.
Who says women are not forgiving?
Que of them sued a man for breach of
promise and obtained a verdict for $5,000
and then allowed him to beat the verdict
by marrying her.
Sixty-five convicts have been sent to
the Calendonia farm on the Roanoke
river from the penitentiary. This will
bring the number at the farms to some
thing over 1,000.
An exchange says that Mr. J. C. Cad
dell, travelling agent of the Biblical
Recorder is suffering from a wound over
the eye, caused by a stone which strack
him while he ws entering Charlotte on a
The Raleigh Visitor gives this item:
'The iron furnace at Greensboro will
startup before long. There will be a
charcoal iron furnace near Egypt and it
may be that the latter will furnish ma
terial for the car wheels made there.
An exchange says that the man who
does not take his home paper shonld be
ashamed to borrow it from his neighbor
to read. Lots of them do this, and it
is usually the borrower who does the
most kicking about what the naper has
or does not have in it.
The lines have been drawn for a great
battle on the Peckham nomination.
Both sides maintain an air of confidence
and hope. The fight, it is said will be a
close one but the opponents of Mr. Peck
ham are making the most claims of sue
Tlie rescuing party are working hard
to reach the entombed miners at the Gay
lord mine in Plymouth, Pa , but it is
now believed that even if the men are
still alive they will starve before they can
be reached. In this event eleven widows
will be left to care for forty-five child
ren. All over tbe country our farmers are
active in improving their farms. New
houses and new fencing greet tbe eye and
indicate the enterprise and energy of tbe
people who will bring prosperity to our
homes and wealth to our country. Hard
work and living within our means will be
sure to bring reward, not only for the
farmers ot Craven county, but to every
business occupation.
The Charlotte Observer says: "Rev. J
W. Moore, who is anxious to return to
Japan as a missionary, applied to the
mission board for himself and sister, but
received answer that there was no money
in the treasury. A strong appeal has
been made to the synod of North Caro
lina to send them, the synod to supply
their means of support for one year. The
synod has only two m.ile missionaries
and Mr. lloore is one."
War Relics.
Mrs Gaston Meares was gathering up
war relics Tuesday, and in the afternoon
Mr. P. Heinsberger shipped the collect
ion to Mrs Graham Daves at New Berne
to be placed in the Exhibition at the New
Berne Fair.
There was quite a lot, consisting of
swords, pictures, aud Confederate and
Colonial flags. Wilmington Star.
A Bark Stranded and Two Schooners
Snnk on Onr Coast.
Special to The Joi rnal.1
Bkacfort, N. C, Feb. 15 -During
last nights gale the bark New Light,
Capt. Avis, laden with lumber and bound
to Philadelphia from Savannah, was
stranded on Bogu beach, twelve miles
west of here.
The crew were saved but the vessel was
a total loss.
Pilots report seeing the masts of two
schooners sunk on Outer Diamond, Look
out shoals.
Object or the Society - (u all floatation
for Membership Officers.
We have liesore us a lour page circular
the object of which is to desseminate In
formation in refference to the organization
known as the North Carolina Society of
the Sons of the Revolution. Its head
quarters are at Raleigh. It was tempor
arily instituted. October 24, 1898; per
maiiently organi;d, November 21, 1898
and legall incorporated, Jan miry 8,1894.
The objeets of the Society are social,
literary, and patriotic. It is formed for
the purpose of perpetuating the memory
of those men, who, in the military, naval,
and civil service of the American Coloni
es during the War of the Revolution, by
their sets or counsel, achieved the inde
pendence of our country; to stimulate a
love for historical study; to collect anil
secure for preservation the manuscripts,
records and other documents relat ing to
that period particularly tnc4e pertain
ing to North Carolina; to inspire the
members of the Society with the patrio
tic spirit of their forefathers, ami t
promote a feeling of fellowship among
Any male person aluwe the age ot
twenty-one years, of good character, and
a descendant ot one wh., as a military,
naval or marine officer, soldier, sailor or
marine, in actual service, under the
authority ot any of the thirteen Colonies
or States, or of the Continent!' 1 Congress,
and remaining always loyal to such
authority; or a descendant of one who
signed the Declaration of Independence,
or of one who, as a member of the Con
tinental Congress, or of tbe Congress of
any of the Colonies or States, or as aa
official appointed by or under the au
thority of any such legislative bodies,
aotually assisted in the establishment of
American Independence by services ren
dered during the War of the Revolution,
becoming thereby liable to conviction of
treason against the Government of Great
miiaiu, met leuiauuijg nrwnys royal ixrule
authority of the Colonies or States, shall
be eligible to membership in the Society,
provided always, that the Society reserves
to itself the privilege of rejecting any
application that may not be acceptable
to it.
The Society requires of applicants, for
membership that the service ot ancestors-'
must be proves by documentary or bis
torical evidence. No tradition however
direct or accurate is taken as proof.
The officers of the Society are: Gov. .
Elias Carr President; Hon. Kemp P. Bat
tie, L. L, D.. Vice President; Marshall
DeLancey Haywood, Secretary; Prof. P.
H. Hill, Registrar; Dr. II. B. Buttle,
Treasurer; Rev. Robert Brent Drane, D.
D., Chaplain.
The Search for the Wrecks.
Engineer W. S. Chadbourne who has
been searching for wreckr. near Lookout
Shoals had to oease the work for other
business when only a portion of his buai
ness had been accomplished. He found
the two with projecting spars, but had
not located the two iron steamers which
are entirely submerged.
The weather has been bad since tb
work begun, a portion of the time nnth
ing could be done and in much of the
remaining time the work was prosecuted
under disadvantages. Owing to the
roughness it was hard to tell what was
below point sailed over and this was the
only way to locate the wrecks.
Mr. Chadbourne recomuenden the dis
continuance of the present aud the re
newal of it a little later in the Spring
probably about April when the con
ditions are expected to be more favora
ble. In the meantime the Vesitvius ia
likely to come down and blow up those
The other wrecks should be located
and blown vp also at as early a day as
practicable. Commerce should not be
unnecessarily endangered a day by them.
Extortionate Insurance.
The Southeastern Tariff association has
raised quite a storm among property
owners in Raleigh by its action in raising
fire insurance rates.
Raleigh has one of the best fire depart
ments in the country, and has been an
excepted town, the local board making
the rates. Now the representative of the
Southeastern Tariff Association has raised
the rate 50 per cent, on business risks.
The local board no longer lias control
The insurance men themselves regard the
new rates as excessive. The matter has
been laid before the Chamber of Com
merce. The rates are from 50 to 100 per cent
higher than previouly and are considered
not only excessive but out of reason.
The effect will no doubt force the es
tablishment of home companies.
E. B. Englehard, chief of tho firo
Department, furnished the committee
with figures showing that during the past
six years, while .he companies have re
ceived $180,000 in premiums there, they
have had to pay for losses only f 38,719.
It seems that Raleigh is one of the most
profitable places for the companies.
Removal. m
Mr. C. B. Hillhas moved his granary
from his former stand to the building
near it directly fronting the opening
leading along the market wharf to Middle
Mr. Hill had been at his old stand four
years, but thinks he will be a gainer by
the change as he considers he is now at
a better stand.
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