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NEW BERNE. CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, MARCH 29, L894t
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-IlkfiUMt .ai ia leasing streiigUi
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J?Ti" J1? Powdbr Co, 106 Wall
v- A Car Load of
"r k j
Direct from 1 the Mills.
Sew Orleans Holasses.
right' off the farm in
j: Louisianna, from first
Also a fall stock of other Groc
. .eriea and farmers supplies, for sale
cheap. .'Call and sec me, it will
pay yon. , " . .
.'. A LARGE LOT OF THOSE
: ;IV. :C?. HAMS
That I am 'selling at
;V:: l!3;l-S3 cts. per lt.
A LSO TRY A BBL. OP MY
'iBest on Earth"
IT OSLIl COSTS TOTJ
.50 PER BBL
Ami there is none better inadeT
To my COUNTRY friends I
would say drive right ia the :
rear of my store, when youv
will find STABLES FKEE. .
My prices are low, my dealings
are just jive me a trial and I will
fruarentee satisfaction or refund
'ST Bespeotfalrr -
" U.. Parker. Jr.
.. NO. 7TB HO AD ST.
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AS A PREVEJmVE
F. S. DUFFY, Druggist and
Sole Agent..: .- - . -
m m m mm m V M
tiim e friMiinwiTniifiwuw:
wU qi iWiw ; tot ia tfcv
- CAB-: LOAD OF EOBSES.
" : Just arrived from the West
with a lot of , ' VV
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f "Which will be offered for sale at
'.V Bayboro at -jast sach prices as
.the times demand. " !
T.Be 8nre and see them.
" G. DANIELS, Bayboro, N. C.
; -; m.G. K..BAGBY,
. 08k, Middl ivift, oppotte BaptiM
, " DENTIST,
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J Ofte oa Orsven street, between Pollock
J H.3ENT0H, M.D.. U.D.8.
Pr"Wi ijmllec to
unrituri in d Mr
'f '-SjilSia OQt pain by
' i 11 Piii -v una ui mini mini
KTry thing In tti line er DentUlry done
' Is ia bt miyia. Hftilsf Action iwnnued.
unn.wroroi maate -41 r-ei maa Miatn
Allr. P0it BMtWObn-
P. H. PELLETIEB,
ATTOKUUT AT l.A W .
Middle itet,First room khove Frm--,
er & aiereHaat'a Bank.
Will prsettsa in the Ooantla el Craven
tnent. Jonas. On low acd Pmj& lico
. United HtaM Court at N.w hern, mnd
tHBrm Court of tu Mt at
; VTM. CLAKKE.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
? '' AND
n Hear Estate Agent.
' -j Connections. New Y irk
V " ! Boa ton and Canada.
. Truck lands.
-:, Town lots.
i Do yon want to baj f
; Do 70a want to sell T
-'lSOQMai Tnt Hond S mitas of city.
Timoer sad Track land.
The dearo penalty i rarely en -
forced in Germany, Austria, Den-
mark or Sweden. In the United
Sra't-H only ono murderer in fifty
sufferers c ipital punishment, And
yer people are surprised r, the
grat number of lyncbings over the
The leader of the April Foram
will! be candid, nod impartial,
though frank and sharp, review of
the first year of Mr. Cleveland's
Adminiseration, and of Democratic
control of the Government. The
writer is anonymous, but is so
pUioripokea that the article will
douhtleaa provoke widespread dis
cussion and comment.
Prof. Fall), of Bpt in, prophecies
a very probable eollisio'j borwten
tb- earn aud tiie comet of lSbti
oa November 13, 1899, when the
comet will cat the point where the
earth arrive every year at that
time. Hut he does not think barm
could cim ot Mtich collision, ma
terial of the comet being ao light,
nuiess the carbonic add gas, of
which it is probably composed,
should poison our atmosphere. But
anyway, he says, we may loot for
a magnificent shower of meteor 00
Two most extraordinary
have been introduced tu the Ohio
legislature. The first bill provides
for the abolishment of hanging as
a penalty in cases of capital pun
iahmeut, and substititutes the nee
ot aateithetica acd vivisection. The
murderer is to be turned over to
deprive him of consciousness by
the Qsnof ana-ethetics and then, ex
periment with him to their hearts'
consent. The other bill is similar to
the first, but less radical, and gives
the murderer the choice bev weeu
death by electricity and dear.h by
auaedtnetiu-4. and vivisection.
The telephone is a great conven
ience, but it has been a costly one.
Since 1830, when thtt first company
was organized to iarxoduc in to
public use, the dividends tMclirad
hvi Hfiartgted ?33.10G.e.5 It
wn n uc i . in vi tint ml he re
ward : ; be iuveiirr lias beu pru.
portlouately grea:. Njw rhar. the
patent has expved the pablio
should ba accorded - service that
beans sf-rae reaaooabie relation in
I the prce jxactad for ic to the cost
of plriot a,nd Maiotenaace. Oats a
few place iu North Carolina have
telephones, bat other placet are
consideimg them. We ought, to
have M nystem itkJNew Berne and
we believe the year 1S94 wiil e
Direct trade in tw t years, lSOti to
1S92, increased the a juth's imparts
fSD.000,000 against $82,000,000 in
all the rest of the union, and
swelled thfti sooth's imports 25 per
eentagainst 5 per cent, in tbe
rest of the United Stajbeii. One
prime object of southern direct
trad? has been to induce 'western
grain ri..' flour and meat to go
abroad through southern ports by
southern railroads. In 1892, as a
frnit of thia direct trade, the west
hipped $104,000,000 r.f its erports
through the south to foreign coun
tries, of which $85,000,000 were
breadstuff. J13,000,00& meat prod
ucts a ad $0,000,000 cattle. And
nearly all of this western, stall
went, through Baltimore, New
port Hews, New Orleans and -Galveston.
That '-almost anything is. possi
ble with icience" is proved by the
fact that; while experimenters tbe
world over Lave beeu trying 10 get
rid of th smose-nmsance by ap
pliance artacned to the, smoke
stack o the boiler, furnace a Ger
man tici en tiax eoat'ea forward with
a c jemioal that aetnally prevents
eiiokt at the time of fuel combos
tiob. It only costs alxmt twelve and
ahaIfceotn uer ton to use this
chemioal uow wheu its production
is limited. Ir. is believed that it can
be profitably produced in quanti
ties so t ha', it will only cost two
cents per ion for-coal so treated.
Tests 01 coal which has been given
a bath 01 this wolntuon prove that
its heating qualities are in do way
curtailed aud tlia. the fire is cleaa,
bright and well maintained.
A ROYAL 3I ARR1AUE ON TAPIS.
Roseberry Hit new Premier t-i Harry
the Irlocrt of Wa'es Daughter.
New York, March 22 A suecati
ca;l r- fhc Suu from London hjs .
it 1 learned irom, antboritativi - -
quarter that the, Queen and the f pr,.,e ,f rji masses.
or"Vii(e' baVe Kivht"r: The Fed-al Government has a
consent to tbe marriage of Rose- s
bery with Princess Maud, of Wales,. ; nfcbt to impose a tariff for reven
and theofficial annuuDcement may 1 ue. butwhi 1 it goes beyond this
be expected any day.
This was the busines which caused
xtoseoery s urgent summons to tne.
Queen's presence on the Saturday
before the announcement of Glad
stone' retirt-ment, and tke myste
rious hobnobbing ot tne ministers,
on the Sunday following.
How the Iiadicals will relif.h th e
leadership of the Prince of Wale'
son-in-law, who will be peculiarly
susceptible to court influence, re
mains to be seen.
While the rumor has beien afloat;
sometime, its authentic is doubted
by a few.
If it bo true-that sucittv
ho have been found ou
i,i,.i f. 1 "... ,1
l" ' - iavu juiuki out, 4Uliirxi5 alliait
Breckinridge cannot hope to tscape.
1 Tbe qae,tion nf greatest popular
interest just now ie: What will the
j President do with the Bland
The bill, for the coinage of the
signiorage, is now in the hands of
the President and he has until the
29th instant to cousider it. He may
approve or veto it, or he may de
cide to take no action in '-. u .
ter, and in that event ic .-,ta.i:
confirmed by operation of law. Ti e
general opinion seemx to 1-j h t
the President will either approve
or veto the bill. Great pressure is
beiog employed to indues him to
sign the bill, and it is said that he
is willing to do so provided he can
be assured that, there is to be no
fufoer s.Iver legislation during bis
Of the honesty of the President
we have no doubt, but it is evident
that his personal associations and
business training have biased his
mind in favor of a gold standard.
Nevertheless he should approve the
bill because it is a measure of the
party to which he owes alle
"But, he is the President of all
the people." Just so, and on that
account he should be obedient to
the will of the people. On no sub
ject have the people spoken in so
distinct aud emphatic terms as on
the silver question.
There is no conflict in the ntter
eooes of the Chicago platform and
the voice of the people.
We do not see how the President
can be assured that it he signs the
bill it will be the end of silver leg
islation daring his administration.
Who is to gives the assurance? By
what formula can future Cou-
greeses be bound?
A new Congres is to be elected
7 next JNOvemDer, ana 11 we oorrecuy
interpret tbe signs ot the times,
there will be more silver advocates
in the next than there are in the
There is no cowardice in Mr.
Cleveland, and he should apprcve
the Bland nil on its merits, aod
uot attempt to tie the haads
of thi o? tutnre Congress.
Tbirt is it representative Govern
ment, an J the moment tbe Execu
tive assumes to dectate to Con
gress violence is done to the Bpirit
of our institntions.
We trust that the President will
sign the bill because it Is light to
sign it, and that Congress will go
steadily forward until svery pledge
made to the people has been re
deemed. We repeat, what we have eo of
ten said, that the party does not
owe allegience to leaders, but, on
the contrary, leaders owe allegi
ance 'jo the party.
The Democratic party is the
best, if it is not the only, represen
tative of constitutional government
on this continent, and absolute
teajty to it is the highest patriot
Tbe outcry that is no often heard
against parties is ueither the evi
dence of palriotism nor the perfec
tion of wisdom.
Parties exist in all countries
that are not absolute monarchies.
They are necessary to secure con
cert of action between those who
are agreed in political senti
ment. In this country there are now
two great parties, the Democratic
and Republican parties, with well
defined principles. There 1s also
the Peoples par'y a party that
protests atrainsf existing evils
without preseuting adequate reme
The leading distinctions between
tfae two great parties relate to the
no wars of the Perieral Govern-
7The Republican party insists
that the Federal Government may
do anything not prohibited by the
The Democratic party contends
that tbe Federal Government has
no powers except those expressly
delegated by the Constitu
Ar, th areseut time the chief
contention between then relates to
j the tariff. Republicans are in favor
j ot a protective tariff, the tendency
j of which is towards the establich
" meat of class legislation and the
jj creation of monopolies: while Dem
ocrat declare 1 hat it is contrary to
Jthf giiu of ur
C confer sojrial privileges at me
aod legislates in the
.. j IIU BULK (13 ill. llliWlxiLjauiflUKlui (it. j
hard earnings of tbe poor talll . part-a to invito tbe nppe.no of bis pueats,
tbe Coffers Ot the rich, It violates everything is up to tliat of the fist hotels
the purpose of its creation, aud in-1 Mar .,0th J M" "
stead of being tbe guardian of lib-' '
erfy becomes a most intolerable op-, Hundreds or Witnesses.
i Stomach diseases, such as indiges
t . j j .u . ! tion, dyspepsia, etc , are hard to cure
It is not pretended that the Dem-( ordfn.y remedies, but Tver's
oeratic party is always right in ( Dyspepsia Remedy never fails. Thous
every detail of its action. The party 1 ands say so who have been oured. If
i is composed of individuals, and it
; :Li. ... n ., kAu
1 M im iifiHMiiiiMHi Mil 1. turn 1 1 1 1 1 1 j 1 1
1 individual interests subordinate
; . , .,f
tue Keuerai weiinro.
i senators ana representatives
are influenced more or less by the j
interests of their constituents. i
Hence we see in the present Con
gress Democrats voMng for the
protection of coal, iron, wool, lum
ber and sagar in direct violation of
their party platform und thns en
dangering the btst features of the
Wilson bill. But the chief opposi
tion comes from the Republican
While, here and there a Demc
ornt can be found who is in favor
i Protection the weight of the
party is against it. On the contrary
the Republican party uilizes every
inflaence at its command to foster
and defend it.
It will be remembered that im
mediately after the inauguration
of the present administration the
liepnblicau press attempted to
ridicule the President for not call
ing an extra session of Congress,
pretending to be willing to have
their work revised, but now that
Congress i in session and the
work of revision has commenced,
the entire party, ia and out of Con
gress throw every possible ob
struction in the way of reform.
This was to be expected, tor from
the hour of its inception to the
present moment it has opposed
reforms by every means in its pow
Whatever may be tbe action ol
individuals, the Democratic party
will be true to its mission. Obstac
les will be unoountered, but in
the iullness of time the people will
be regenerated and disenthralled
by the invinceble Bpirit of Ameri
CULLED ITEMS OF NEWS.
The police eensus shows that there are
56,676 unemployed persons in Brooklyn.
1 are uarti.i to t. strioed suit this snriiw.
. A 1 O
The man who has something that oth
ers want never lacks flatterers.
The Savannah cotton mills h:ive posted
a notice of reduction of 10 per cent in
At 11 o'clock Wednesday night it was
stated that Senator Colquitt would no.
probably live uutil morning. His disso
lution at any moment was looked Lr.
Th3 bankers who recently subscribed
the $50 000,000 Oovarnmeut loan meet
and adopt a resolution protesting the
The German emperor recently issued
an order against officersol the army using
The Lonrlon ansrchisls aro more noisy
than their Parisian prototypcs,and proba
bly for that very reason, are regarded as
The Rev. J. T. Giittin, a prominent
Methodist minister, is very ill of cancer
of tbe stomach at Durham.
Germany has 5,000,000 depositors in
savings banks more than in any other
Evangelist V. P. File has concluied
very successful meetings at Charleston,
West V lrginia.
Speaker Crisp seems bound to have a
"quorum hunt'' occasionally, which
proves the truth of the saying t'uat men
are but overgrown children, whether in
Congress or elsewhere.
"William Smith, of Concord, N. H.,
claims to have fired the shot that sunk
the Alabama. He was boatswain on the
Kearsarge and has many relics of his old
There is no longer any power left in the
mother-in-law joke. A Brazil (Ind.) man
wuo died recently leit nis iortane to nis
wife's mother, and with one blow, sbat-
tera ill precedent.
The News-Observer Chronicle has tbe
following: "A letter from Senator Vance
received by his son at Washington says
that his improvement has bcn so sub
stantial that by tha end of the month he
will be in his seat again. lie will be
there certainly in time to vote for tariff
The Salisbury Herald tells of a large
and vicious looking tarantula being
lonnd in that city behind the clock ot one
ol tbe citizens. It had a spread, feet ex
tended, o! six inches, and though dead
when discovered it had such a dangerous
appearance that it was examined with
hesitation and care.
Congressmnn Bland says the House
Committee on Coinage hfls not called on
Secretary Carlisle in regard to the sign
ing of the Seigniorage bill, though in
dividual members may have done so.
He says he has not abandoned his fight
for free silver. The President and Sec
retary Carlisle have a long conference on
the Seigniorage bill. The President ie
quests the New York Chamber of Com
merce committee not to visit him to urge
the veto or the bill.
Snperlor Court The Big Whale
The Superior court of this county con
vened here today at 10 o'clock. Judge
Brown presiding. Solicitor Allen at his
We note the familiar faces of the follow,
ing Attorneys present.
M. D. W. Stevenson, W. W. Clark, F
M. Simmons Pearsall, Gibbs, L. J. Moore
and C. R. Thomas of Craven county and
Daughei ty and Felton of this town.
Very little business on the dotket
court adjourned this evening at 4 o'clock,
and a party consisting of Judge Brown,
Messrs. commons, Clark, Pearsail, Allen,
and Hardy of tbe Chronicle ami your
correspondent and one or 'wo others
took a trip to sue the big animal tbe whale
which wri captured today near this
place. We I'ourjd the whale in 11 f" t
water with its back aud snull part jf iis
tail visible, it is about U0 led long and
will be totally visi .1 tomorrow at 18
o'clock. Quito a p rty will visit tin
scene tomorrow l! 1 i only to suu such
an anim.il to reabz it (SO tuut long
and eleven leet tlur!;, ii im .-ter.) The
width I can say n rtliing about.
1 Dr. Robinson, ntoniiutor of the Virginia
Dare Hotel, spare no pains to make bis
! Suests at home, and supplies his tables
' III. i.mli . . n tlwi i.ifl.-ot li3 Mntil.l f.lT- t ftj
I you have a stomach trouble it is your
l dutv to investigate until you find a
1 - . -
nnrp Rend for bonk of na.rtienla.rs
to , uHow to Cure Dyspepsia" free
1 m r . .
1 hu. u. xvner. urueiist. Atlanta,
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Appointments The Tariff Bid What
It Will Io-Other Work
Wednesday four hunilred Congressmen
newspapermen aud prominent citizens of
the District went down,the river to Indian
Head to sec the big ciinnou tesUd. The
House was not in session.
The story here that the President is
"mad as fire'' beeause the cadets at tbe
Bingham Military Academy near Asbe
ville, N. C, fired off 21 guns in honor ot
tne recent visit of Vice President Steven
son is denied by those who know Mr.
Cleveland best. Mr. Cleveland has his
faults, but be would pot be guilty of so
small a thing as this.
The President has been deluged with
visiting Congressmen since the passage of
the Seigniorage bill. The suspense ia
intense. Everybody want9 to know
whether the Executive is going to sign
the bill, veto it or let it become a law
without his signature. There is no
guessing what (Jleveland will do, but I
am inclined to believe he will veto it.
Thisj belief is based on information I lud
today from ajfriend of the President.
The nomination of Mr. Charles M. Bus
bee to be postmaster at Riileigh settles a
hotly contested case. Mr. Cheatham was
nominated postmaster at Henderson,
Vance county yesterday. The first nomi
nation was made at tbe instance ol Sena
tors Ransom and Vance. Tbe second
was made on the endorsement i.f Mr.
Bunn. Mr. Busbee was promptly con
firmed. Mr. Cheatham will be confirmed
Tbe cigar manufacturers were success
ful in inducing the Senate to eliminate
tbe increase of tax on cigars and cigar
ettes from the Senate tariff bill. It re
mains now to see what the House will do
The estimates of the amount of revenue
which the tariff bill, as reported to the
Senate will produce, show that the total
amount will be about $331,000,000. This
is a reduction of between $13,000,000
and $14,000,000 from the estimates on
the first bill reported to the committee.
The principal reduction is made in the
internaljrevenue part of the bill through
the restoration of the present tax rates
on domestic cigars and cigarettes, which
amounts to a loss of over $10,000,000.
There will also be an appreciable falling
off in the duty on tin plates caused by
changing the duty on that importation
trom 1 1-5 cents to one cent per
pound. As the bill stands
if the estimate is correct, it will produce
at leaste $30,000,000 more of revenue
than will be needed. The change made
in the sugar schedule will not cause a
showing in the revenue estimates differ
ent from that made on the subcommittee
bill, as the first estimate was made upon
sugar testing 90 degrees fine. The esti
mate tor the present bill will probably be
upon the same grade of sugar. There
would however, be a slight difference in
actual returns, as the maxium duty under
the present b.ll is 1.38 1-3 cents per j
pound as against 1.40 on the subcommit
tee bill. The difference on this scora
would le controlled entirely by tbe
quantity of the high grade sugars im
Representative hnloe s bill to transfer
the Coast and Geode'ic Survey and the
Geological survey to the Nayy and War
Departments respectively is a good and
and an economical on5. The work done
bv these surveys is often a repetition of
similar work done by tbe Army and Navy
officers in their routine duties and thus
tbe Government has to pay twice for the
same work. Those surveys are used too
often to make soft places for the sons and
favorites of Congressmen. Their trans
fer as indicated in the Enloe bill would
save a great deal of money to the Govern
ment in fact hundreds of thousands an
Mr. Bryan, the "silver longued', mem
ber from Nebraska will address the
Greensboro Industrial school at iu com
mencement. Prof. Mcjvcr was here this
week to invite bim.
Tbe Senate passed twenty five calendar
bills yesterday and then went into execu
Senator Ransom is trying to secure a
toreign appointment for Mr. Pendletop
King, of Guilfood county N. C.
This Spring there will be two vacant
cadetships in the 1st. N. C. District. one
for West Point, the other for Annapolis.
THE LAST SPECIAL PREMIUMS,
Report of the Judges in the Curio De
partment and That of the Com
mittee. To tbe Committee on Curiosities:
The judges in this department beg
leave to report, that in the department of
Archaeology there are three exhibits
deserving of commendation in the follow
ing order; The collection of Confeder
ate relics; the Colonial exhibit and the
exhibit of articles belonging to Gen.
Hargett, and we beg respectfully to
recommend that the priae for "tbe best
collection of articles" be divided between
tbe three exhibits mentioned in accord
ance with tbe judgment ot the committee
Dr. Jno. A. Guion,
Feb'v 23, 1894.
The Committee on Curios acknowledge
the receipt of the Fair prize in Class 2
Department of Archaelogy $5.00.
Special premiums awarded thisdepart-
Redmond priza $5.00
Colin & Son 1.00
Mark Disoswny 2.00
J F. Tavlor 5.00
Total monev premiums $18.00
W. D. Barrington, 1 silk muffler.
J. J. Tolson, 1 bowl and pitcher.
G. D. Bowden, 1 lamp.
The ladies of the lommittee in accord
ance with the decision of the judges have
awarded the prizes as follows:
To the Confederate Relics exhibit col
lected by Mrs. Daves 1st prize $5.00.
To the silver communion service ol
Christ Church given by George II in
The Tryon tea kettle, owned by Miss
Custis, exhibited by Miss Roberts 1.00
The Jno. Wright Stanly silver cup
and tankard by bis descendant
Miss Susan Stanly Dillingham .50
The cream pitcher of Mrs. Gen'l
Steele, owned bv her descendant,
Mrs. T. J. Mitchell 50
Tbe Jfoseley-Hill Doch an l Dorrach
cup by Mrs. DivesJ .50
Silver spoons made of kueebuckles.
ow ned by Mrs. Duguid .50
Jno W. Stanly work table owned
and txhibited by Mrs. R. P. Wil
Gov. Caswell ch na owned and ex
hibited bv Miss Sally Hiywood, of
Tbe Gen'l Hargett collection of relics
oy Mrs. Eva Baxter Hargett 2.00
Trvou desk owned by
son 1 bow 1 and pitcher.
Trvou clock and table exhibited by
Ilon.'C. C. Clark 1 lamp.
Tryon tea kettle, Miss Custis. 1 siik
The Fair company prize of $5.00 we
beg to return to the company, fully ap
appreciatiug their generous allowance
for expenses and vumeing tueir satisiac-
.11 .,nr fTnrn ahove nionpv
to Very respectfully,
. nu . cr . n .
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WHALISG OFF MOREHEAD
Four Sighted and Two Killed Within a
Week Description of Catching.
The great whale captured at Cap:
Lookout Tuesday, by tne brave and
hardy Morehead fishermen afctneted
crowds of visitors from Beaufort, More
head aod vicinity. Many would have
gone down from New Berne had a train
been run so that a viait to the interesting
scene could have been m ide and tbe
visitor hare gotten back home the same
day. These great monsteis of the Jeep
never fail to attract attention.
Tbe first whale, of the se-ison, as we
announced, measuring over forty feet in
length, was caught last week. Tuesday
three more were discovered sporting off
the shore; chase was given and there not
being men and boats enough to manage
all, the largest one was selected, attacked,
killed and brought to the oceau side of
Shackleford's banks where be is now be
ing cut up and tried into oil.
Tbe whale gave his captors, 'a three
miles run before victory crowned their
efforts. When first struck he was about
five miles out, and when about eight
miles out, he succumbed to the three
harpoon wounds and eight bomb shots of
' A whale's most vulnerable points are
under his two immense fins, this, on one
side brings the weapon near his heart,
and on the other also touches a vital
When a whale is to be taken, the first
object to be attained is to make fast to
him, so that he cannot escape. This is
done by having lines which can be let
out at gr$at length attached to the har
poons. After he is thus secured he is
shot with bombs which explode after
they are buried in his body.
The boats used in th chase are long,
swift-moving ones built specially for the
Five boats made the attack the victim
having been selected, a boat ranged close
alongside and the first harpoon was im
bedded deeply in his flesh. Then down
the whale went winding off tbe line as he
A whale, sound or wounded, cannot
long remain under the water. Not being
a true fish they have to come to the sur
face at short intervals to breathe, so the
watch was kept and when the whale
made his appearance it did not take
long to plant another harpoon in him.
Again he sank and th 'n with a third har
poon bsing made fast to him the- firing
began. The three harpoons and eight
shots did the work.
Boats then towed him as close to the
shore as the hugeness ot his body would
permit, the incoming of the tido largely
aiding in this work.
In cilor he is velvety black on tb
upper portions and white below.
Measurements showed his dimensions
to be as follows:
Length, between 55 i.nd 00 feet;
breadth, (from side to side; 20 feety
width, (Irom back downwa-dj 12 feet;
each fin is ten feet long and 6 feet wide;
the flukes of hit tail, 16 fuet from one
tip to tbe other. Tbe bone in his mouth
measures seven feet.
He will be cut up where he li3 and
then tried out in huge kettles on the
It is estimate I that the while will
make 40 casks of oil and that his total
worth will be between $1,500 and $2,000
dollars. Twenty-five men are interested
in the returns.
AN UNWISE POLICY.
Sending Raw Material Abroad and Bay
ing the Manufactured
The Powhatan Clay manufacturing Co.
Richmond, Va., with works at Dorset, Va
is doing a big thing now in working up
North Carolina clay into ornamental brick
window caps and sills, tsrra cotta, lum
ber, virrified paying brick, paving brick,
darin tile, etc.
The company some times since discov
ered that there is an abundant deposit of
the finest f sort of clay, at Grover station
on the Air Line road, south of Charlotte,
and at once began negotiations with the
owners. The tile 'men bought twenty,
nine acres of clay srom Mr. Steven White
for $500, and they have built a ware
house 180x40 feet on the grounds.
They have already carried 300 car
loads of clay from Grover to their works
at Dorset. They also get clay from Mr.
Matthew Turner, who owns a farm ad
joining that ot Mr. White. The clay is
shipped through Charlotte at the rate of
twenty car loads per week, itie com
pany says that it is the finest clay in the
The above item is copied from the
Charlotte News. It is only one instance
of many where North Carolinia's natural
resources are furnished to factories be
yond her borders when the work could
be done on the ground, home labor em
ployed and home business benefitted.
We suppose there is hardly a city in
the State but what could show something
similar. New Berne can at least in
cottjn, wool, woods and other materialt
quantities of w hich are exported in the
rouh instead ot being manufactured
first and tbe articles made shipped
There is no question of the advisability
of having more home factores. Home
capital could be turned in this direction
with advantage to all.
Cutting Up the Whale.
The cutting up of the whale at Shack
ford's Banks off Morehead was begun at
low water Thursday and was rushed
with all elispatch poss ble.
The whale having been partially in the
water all the time. , a f.'U view was not
j obUiud of him until about that
i time. His head was in the deepest watej
I and least exposed. We are told by one
of the late visitors that the tongue was
I about tiie size of a large pony, the n.outh
j is said to be about ten feet, and the
i whale-bone obtained from his mouth
I v. as about one thousand pounds. As
I this coiumidity is now scarce and very
j high, it will add a considerable sum to
! the amount that will be realized fjom the
I sale ol the oil. We are informed that
the market quotation on it is seven dol
! a pound. This is doubtless higher than
! it would bring if sold in bulk, but, un-
I questionably it will be a very good item
1 ot profit to the lucky fishermen.
A Desire to Better Their House of Wor
. ship Seems to be Spreading Among
As our readers know, the Presbyterians
of New Berne are now moving in the
matter of improving their church build
ing, the desire for the contemplated
changes being created bv the belief that
the making of them will remit in making
the work of the church more effective bv
leading to increased attendance, and thus
to increased growth and prosperity of the
cbuich, spiritual and otherwise.
While this effort at hon.e is being made
it niiy be interesting to note what is be
ing done in the ime line by some -th r
North Carolina Presbyterian congrega
Clmrlotto Presbyterian aiu moving
with a vim as regards the financial aspect
of their church work. The Observer telN
that tha second Pres'v nan church h;is
had a debt of $21,78(5 hanging over it.
Six weeks ago the pastor Rev. J. II. Boyd
preaehed a strong sermon rousing the
people to action and a week later canvass
ers started on their rounds and worked
so thoroughly among every one cc mice ted
in any way with the church that in live
weeks time they had 011 their lists the
names of 381 petsons a greater number
than it was expected could be realized
from, and instead of raising only some
thing over twenty-one thousand dollars
they had twenty-three thousand and the
church was declared free from debt, and
a jubilee service was held on the strength
of it Sunday, three Presbyterian congrega
tions of the city uniting iu it. This
makes $63,000 that church has paid in
Rev. Dr. Preston, of the First. Presby
terian church of the same city is now
moving in the matter ol having their
house of worship, an old one re-modelled
at a cost of $10,00-
Some General Facts About Whales
Whales being the interesting topic now
we take from Chambers Encyclopedia
the followinff points:
The Right whale, (the species to
which the last one taken at, Morehead
belongs)attains a length of sixty or seven
The head of whales occupies from a
third to a fourth of the w hole length.
The mouth is fifteen or sixteen feet
long, but though tbe mouth is so large
the gullet is very narrow it .is said to be
only about an inch and half in diameter
in very large whales.
Suspended from the roof ol tbe mouth
is the elastic substance known as whale
bone. It is in plates very close togetbei,
so that the mouth is filled with it, it
varies from a fsw inches up to (in rare !
instances) ten and twelve feet.
Tbe vast mouth being opined, water is
taken in and the small animals which
cuter with it are retained for fi-id, and
the water allowed to escape by the sides
of the mouth.
The blubber is from a foot to two feet
in thickness, the whole mass in a large
whale sometimes weighing more than
The usual rate of progress in swim
ming is four or five miles an hour. They
are capable however of swimming with
much greater rapidity.
Whales usually come up to breathe
every eight or ten minutes but are capa
ble of remainiug .: 1 'er water a half hour
They generally remain on the surface
about two minutes during which time
time they blow eight or nine times and
The noise which they make in blowing
is very loud and tbe spout of water
ejected ascends several yards into the air,
appearing at a distance like a puff of
smoke. The flapping of their tails in
sport in the water can be heard a distance
of two or three miles off.
The tail is extremes- powerful; a single
blow with it is sufficient to destroy a
large boat, or toss it aud the crew high
in the air, so that ths w hale fishing is at
tended with no little danger.
DR. BLACK'S SUCCESSOR.
M. Lawrence Elected Superintendent
of the Oxford Orphan Asylum.
Mr. T. A. Green returned last night
from attending tbe meeting of the Board
of Directors of the Oxford Orphan Asylum
which was held at Durham , the 20th
inst to elect a successor to Dr. W. S.
Black, who has resigned, Conference
having called upon him to take tbe posi
tion of presiding elder.
The Board was in session Irom 8 to 12
p.m. There were a number of candi
dates, but after i carelul consideration of
all Mr. Nathan Lawrence of Tarboro
Mr. Lawrence's present home is Tar
boro. He is a native ot that p1 . e and
is 53 years of age.
He served the South bravely during
the war and at 'ns clo- catered upon a
business career and has held acceptably
responsible positions with transportation
companies an 1 the Southern Express
He has been a member of the Metho
dist church for thirty years and is oue ol
that denominations leading laymenjin this
It is considered that in Mr. Lawrence a
worthy successor to Dr. Black has been
found ami that the prosperity now at
tending the work of the Asylum will cou
tinue. SPRING BUDS.
It won't be man-,
Coal bills 110 1
And yet small
For nature hath
In her great p!
That when w 0
iore we'll fenr,
e.iiort t his wii I bring
m pi 1 ei -e.
.is to pay fir ci ,:ti
We r-lart to pay tor ice.
There's music in the balmy breeze,
Sweet melodies for all;
To some it sings of buds and bees,
To others ol base ball.
Now shine the warm sun higher,
Aud shouls the candidate
A poet strings his lyre
A liar digs for bait.
Post-Mas r Mauly Again.
Aeco- ii to what we announced yes
terday tiie change in the post office tool,
place lust night. Post-Master Clmke
finished the day's work and tarned the
office over to his successor Mr. Mutt
Manly; though he is the new post-master
is an old hand at tbe business, haviDg
held the position daring President Cleve
land's first term. Ht has been tried and
found both faithful and efficient and when
the Democrats after being out four veur
wcru avain restored to uower. nil eve
turned to Mr. Manly as tbe right man fn I P'cments they sell, at the Teacher Aaaem
agaiu fill the position. ' ,,lv tb,s session, for use of those attending
Mr. Manly has as his asiistants Gen'l C.
A. Buttle, Gen. R.D. Hancock and Romu
lus Nunn. Tbe latter, as patrons of the
1 offiue know, has juitJ had about a year's
j experience in the office under Mr. Clarke
j 1 n utt i.. . leiiy gooei tinuerstund-
ing of the present workings,
j Since Mr. Manly's first term the
oitlee has udvanced ono class it thn
ranked as a third grade it is now second.
Mr. Clarke, whr retires has been a
UO.IMU1UUUBUU) posLiuaster, ana 1
lie lias looked well to the office, and he
has not rested satisfied with simply dis
charging the duties of the office, but has
sought, as opportunity presented itself,
to secure better mail facilities for this
And, Vfiss Howerton who had charge
of the money order department has at
tended to it admirable and to the satis
faction of all. The same can be said of
her sister Miss Calvine, who attended to
tbe stamp window.
We give credit were credit is dvieMr.
Clark is simply on the wrong side of the
political fence, and so we welcome the
new administration. Long may the pres
ent incumbents fill their positions.
A Fine Monument.
TI12 erection of the largest and most
eonspicuous monument in Cedar Grove
Cemetery was "finished yesterday. We
allude ta tbe James A. Bryan family
monument furnished by Messrs. Braddy
Bros., of New York.
The monument is seven fet at the
lae aud stands thirty-two feet hijjh.
Tbe bottom base is of granite. Tbe re
mainder is ot pure Italian marble.
The faces for inscriptions are large and
extend upward to an unusual height.
Above the piece containing them rise
the shaft it commences eight fjet from
the base and has two angels at its foot,
one looking toward the West and the
other towards the East, and a third angel
stands at the very top.
The angel at the west, orer the entrance
that leads below the monnment stands
with clasped hands and has a wreath of
immortelles on the right arm. The face
has a sad expression. It is the An
gel of Memory.
The one towords tha East looks up
ward ami grasps an anchor. This is the
Angel of Hope.
At the very apex and facing the North,
is the third angel with open book and
uplilted pen- This is the Recording
A lestoon of flowers encircles the lower
portion of the shaft and draperies parti
ally envelop the upper part. The entire
monument has suitable, but not elaborate
It is a very beautiful piece of work.
The cost is $5,000. Tha weight is thirty
Good Shipments Continue.
We told of the large shad shipments
made from Boanoke Island by steamers
Neuse and Albemarle on the closing trip
of last week. The catch continues: The
Neuse returned yesterday and reports
having taken 50 barrels and boxes offish
from the island on her outward trip,
Monday, and no doubt the steamer New
llerne which touched there the next day
got as many more.
All that the Neuse received were shad
except about 15 boxes which were blue
On the trip previous to this one the
Neuse carried forty tons of ice to
Roanoke Island to be used in fish pack
in". The Advertised Tax-List.
The list of all who have not yet paid
their city taxes will appear again in Sat
urday's Jouknax. Both the city tax
collector and tbe sheriff are now adver
tising the delinquents.
The duty is not a pleasant one to either
the taxpayers or tax collectors, but the
government has to be supported and all
who share its benefits must contribute
their due proportion to its expenses. All
citizens should meet their obligations on
thia line as promptly and cheerfully as
on any other.
But whether tax-payers settle willingly
or Tiot the officers have no discretion
Tney are bound both by their oath of
office and by the laws themselves to do
their duty and unpleasant though it may
bh they must take whatever measures
are necessary to collect from each One
Ocean B.'ue Fish.
These fish were never so thick as on
Sunday aloug tie beach from Chicami
comieo down to Hatteras.
We are told by Capt. G. W. Wallace,
"ocean blues" were so thick at Hatteraas,
Saturday anil Sunday, the 17th and 18th,
that one man jumped in the wash
of the surf alorjg the beach and threw out
three hundred by the tail, some as large
as tby ever have,ll and 15 pouuds each.
Capt. W. W. Carraway did not get
away from tbe city Friday as he in
tended. It is thought he was kept here
for a conference with some friends from
his District the third w ho were anxi
ous he should become a candidate
Congress in t'uat District.
When seen the Captain was reticent
and uon-o.ommittal, but his friends think
he may yield to their request aud that he
' will le a hard man to beat.
There is a decided change for the bet
ter in the condition of Senator Colquitf
At last iccounts he was resting comtort-
ably, hie voice was stronger, he was aide
j to retain liquid nourishment and pulse
was regular. Tbe attending phy.-ieian
j stated that he thought Senator Colquitt
had a good chance to recover from the
' secondary paralysis.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
The steamer Pearlie May i now mak
ing the run between N. w Berne and Bay
river while the Trent is undergoing re
pairs. Retiring Postmaster, W. E. Clarke,
goes bnc!: fo the practice of h jnol'cs.sion
the law. His oHice is the one recently
vacn-ed by Mr. M. I). V. Sievenson.
' ' ic A. Colin Piano and Orizau Co.
i wil1, as usual, have a fine array of the im-
Gen. Battle's position at the postoffice
does not interfere with his newspaper
woik be remains on the staff of Tnn
Mr. L. G. Dani-lo .. n . -
yesterday o;i tlie steamer Nuuse. with a
car load of Western horses which he has
been purchasing. They tvcio taken
across the country to Mr. Diuie!.. l;very
Five New Berne sportsmen Chas Bell,
cr Bryan, Stephen Hurtt, Charles
Lane, and John Thomas, Jr., returned
yesterday with fivo fine deer, killed in
two days at Adams creek.
We he ir of wo men, 01108 ) yearscld
from Tar landing and tiie other 85 from
Sparkman meeting at country saw mill in
Onslow county and indulging in t fisti
cuff. The bclligcrjnts did not d each
other much barm, however.
The work of getting the huge family
monument of Mr. James A. Bryan, des
cribed elsewhere into position was largely
directed by Mr. J, K. Willis. It was an
undertaking requiring no small degree of
skill but be was fully equal to the occa
sion. Mrs. Mr.iy A. Neely. representing the
woman's Christian Board of Missions
made a talk nt the Church of Christ '
Thursday. She gave a brief review of the
history ol the work and itH advancement '
in Jamaica, India, China and Persia. Mrs.
Neely has a very pleasant style of speech .
of the conversational order. It wan also ,
instructive and heard with close atten-,'
tion. , y
' ' '
The steamers now take out on every ; :
trip good cargoes ot quite a mixed, kind.
Both Irish aud sweet potatoes go regular
ly also eggs and poultry, fish, oysters .
and clams, and "garden s iss" is making
a showing. Asparagiis,radisbes, cabbage
and lettuce are the leading ones. And, -"
lumber and eotton also do .their part in"
making up the variety. ' '
Mr. W. H. Disosway, a native New ,
Bernian, now a druggist of Old' Fort, N. .
C, in a letter sending an order to the
Green Place Poultry yards, alludes to
his pleasurable riicoliiicLiuuaof his visit
to tbe Fair. Mr. Disosway. though oj)s
connected with it, represented his locai
paper at tbe Fair, nnd,gavc in it a very"'; .
good account of the. exhibition.
Wednesday the. steamer Neuse took '".
out from Roanoke Island wharf 188 boxes Vi:
ot shad and the steamer Elko 140, a total''
ot 328 boxes. The rush of blue fish
about which Mr. Sam'l Whitehurst, the
joint clerk of the steamer lines at that :;
place told Capt. Wallace have departed.
These ocean wanderers havcj a way of :
coming when they please and leaving in S'; -the
snuie manner. When they show . V:
themselves good use has to be made oj
the opportunity while it lasts. '
Death of an Honored Citizen.
Mr. II. S. Grucie died at his home, ,
about five miles from New Berne, Thurs- ;''.
day, aged 83 years. S"
The deceased was so well known ia 1' .
thes county that no words of eulogy can V'
add to the esteem in which. he was held. ) . ,
He was a generous warm-hearted citizen, v "I" ,
and an excellent type of the old-time rf
neighbor. A faithful Christian with
haDd and heart in activity. and sympathy t
with the needs of mankind as long as he - .'
could. r;. :
He leaves one daughter, four grand
children and one great grand child. He 'f-. 't
died at peace with all w ho knew him and ' '
at peace with his maker, so far as human - -:-
judguient can reach.
The luneral will take place, from hit
residence, at half past ten o'clock this
The Present Warm Season and
Mr. Daniel Lane of Bellair, was in too
see us yesterday and while iu the office
the present remarkably warm and un
usu dly quiet March was discussed.
Mr. Lane tells us that the prevalent
impression that fruit trees have bloomed
earlier thi3 season than they generally do
is a mistake, on the contrary they are a
trifle, later this year than last. He noticed
each season and is sure of it.
However, the difference is slight. Trees
never vary much, like the annuals, from
their accustomed periods, whatever the
influence o( the seasous may bo.
Mr. Lane is among those, who despite
the summer like character of the present
weather, is apprehensive of future cold.
He recalls that the April of 1849, made
memorable by a snow of two or three
inches on the 15th of that month followed
by a very destructive freeze wss pro
ceeded by a March very similar to the
oue we are uow having.
He infonnsus that by that freeze, not
only were crops, (far. advanced for the
season) out even trees affected. In
some instances young oaks three or four
iDches in diameter and growing thriftily,
in their sappy stale, succumbed to the
A late edition of Branson's Almanao
contained a record of the year's
which had extraordinary weather of any
kind aud the winter of 1827-28 seems to
have been more ieinarkable f ir its mild
ness th.iu any other. Il is stated
1 no' severe enough to kill
niton in the
f New Heme
an I teds ua
. '-lie knocked
fields. Mrs. S. F. StnnU
con ol Kirates the autirmciu
that on Chi i.mnas .Ua Is
apples off the 1 1 ce v, ,: ti
and that lie who!' . :
: u is not
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o ua 11! u les
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Potter Palmer has purchased
Bibles for bus big hotel iu Chicago.
,1 ju i,ii , nuiinm. 1 i- 1 hi mi 1 111 iinij in Mini J iMl I I'll '. 1 I "