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NEW BERNE. CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, OCTOBER 11, 1894.
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any part of the
Paper as interest
- y ing to the people
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The Leaders In
" I hare Just Received
- Of the beat Cheese that ever
made it ppejranco in this
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f NEW. YORK MARKET
Fitsslmntons Declared Caaiiiplon Cor-
bett Agrees to Fight Anybody After
Jaly 1st Will Then Retire,
The Board of Directors of tbe Olympic
Club at New Orleans met Tuesday and
formally declared Fitxsimmons champion
ol the world, in the hope that it would
briotr Mr. Corbett around to their way of
thinking) They claim to hare the ngpt
to do this on the ground that the cham
pionship was won and lost in their arena,
and they nave the right to dispose of it as
they see fit, if tie holder decline to delend
it when properly challenged.
The result of this will be quite contrary
to what tbe Club and Fitzaimmons hoped
for. Fitzsimnions, as the holder f the
Club's championship, will have to defend
it against all comers and of course Corbett
wiii hare his undentudy, Steve O'Don
nJJ. challenge titzsimmons ami he ., il
hare nothing else tp.do but accept, which
will be exactly tbe pcograroe that Mr.
Corbett desires carried out.
On learning of the above James J. Gor
rtl iwued a statement io the public in
whicfc he ay that his contracts will pre
vent him from 2hng anyone plore
July 1 Dext He ti he will immediately
poet $10,000 witn IJatia wuww, , W
Dowon, an a guarantee ot gouu uuu mv
be will meet all comers ror one wee
after July 1st next. He declares that he
will fiaht one nian every night during
that w.-elt, as J then retire permanently
from the ring.
lie concludes by saying tbut be will
'wlit Fitzsimmont first, ana atter mm
fisst come first served, no weight or color
lull 1 1 1 1 1
-ttttt o tuu-
All Wool,Blue & Black Storm
Serge, 44 in. wide, has been
60 & 75c per yard liemov
DreM FlanaeU, Plaids and
Stripes, has been 35c Re
Plaid Dress Flannels,has been
25c per yd Removal price,
All Wool Crepe Cloth 42 in.
wide,has been 50c. Remov
al price, 35c
All Wool Blue Bedford Cord,
has been 60c Removal
Jvadie Ribbed Vests,
yard wide Homespam,
4-4 Seamless Mattings,
The above is simply
a few of the attract
ions of our Store. The
stock must be greatly
reduced and if you
will come to see us
You can save Money.
H. B. DUFFY.
67 POLLOCK ST.
73 MIDDLE STREET
HARDWARE OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Sash, Doors and Blinds. Stoves, Lime, Plas
ter and "ement.
DEVOE'S EE AD Ys MIXED PAINT.
W. SMAT iT
Under Gaston House, South Front Street, New Berne, N. C.
FULL, LITVK OF
Stoves, Carpenters Tools, Cutlery,
Table Ware, Barbed Wire,
GALVANIZED PIPE, PUMPS,
Lime, Plaster and Cement.
DEVOES PURE READY MIXED PAINTS.
y Personal attention to the prompt and correct filling of all
orders, ' m3 3mw,dow
L .11. CUTLEfl & CO.,
BLOX TO ATOMS.
A Barg:ar Proof Safe Wrecked by
Crooks Paper Money Torn to
Pieces Vault a Wreck.
A guaranteed burglar pi-
of t-afe in tbe
fir nroof vaults ol tl
Stale bank at
Mediapolis, this county, was Wo n al
most to atoms yesterday morning by a
tremendous charge of nitro glycerine.
The cracksmen forced the vault locks
without difficulty. The safe contained
$5,000 in coUWin,$0 in pnper cur
rency, $400 in silver coin, and $-2,600 in
school district binds, payable to U-.iei
Tbe paper money was torn m o bit- mid
tbe coin was battered and bent and scat
tered lo tbe fouf wiod.
Nineteen of the bonds have U etj lccov
ered intact, the rest I'eing desu-.ed or
stoien. Fifteen hundred dollars in the
battered coin was recovered. It is pre
sumed the burglars got the rest. The
interior of the vault looks as though it
had passed through a bombardment. A
ton of scrap metnl lies upon the floor and
js imbedded in the walls and ceiling.
The boxes were riddled bv flying pie
res of m'ecal andflll 0o0 w. rtU ot mort-
rr .rrs ,lrJ :i i uliuoVt d .-troved. The
I r . a. . 4t, ,lMt a, kAjwd,
pg,,,,, Trouble Between
Europe us all agog over concurrent cab-i-et
meetiiiL'H bing held in France and
England. Madagascar seems to be the
bone of contention between the two
poweis. France claims a protectorate
over the island and claims that England
has been aaifctin the revolt of the
Tbe Puh Mall Gazette says that m ar
ticle in the Politique Coloniale is un
friendly to the verge of discouru ?y and
"If it reflects the spirit in which the
French Ministers intend to discuss the
difficulties with England, we may pre
pare for troublesome times. We do not
wish to quarrel with France, but, on the
Other hand we arc indisposed to permit
tKepasing upon our unquestioned rights.
France must be told conrteou-Iy, bat
firmly, thai we h ive not the slight- st de-"
sire to attack or t" provoke tier, but it at
tacked, we Bhall delend ourselves to the
"The London Sun learns, it says, that
3 portion ot the British channel fleet will
be ordered to Gibraltar in order to rein
force tbe British Mediterranean squadron.'
THE CYCLONE IX CCBA.
Oae Cliy Entirely Submerged, and
Great Loss of Life Reported.
Mail advices from idavanna to New
York, giro a terrible story of the effects
of the storm of the S)3rd met there.
The storm first struck the eastern end
of the island and swept it in its entire
length, lasting two days, when it moved
to tbe northward, in the direction of Flor
ida. Hundred ot trees were uprooted
and many nouses were destroyed by tbe
v olence of the wind
Tuesday it was reported that the city
of Sagua La Grande was entirely under
water. Tbe water rose until tbe city was
sukmerged to-a depth ol six feet. The
surrounding country, where there are
quite a number ofugar estates, was also
flooded. Many lives are said tb have been
lost, but tbe exact number cannot as yet
be ascertained. The danage to property
was, it is believed, but several millions of
dollars. Both railroad and telegraphic
communication between Sagua La G-arnde
and Havana has been entirely suspended,
bnt will soon be resumed.
Democrats Win But Fopnlista JttaKe
The Georzia election resulted in a vie
tory for the Democrats but by a greatly
reduced majority. The majority may
show as low as 20,000 when complete re
turns are in, though estimates run as bigti
as forty thousand.
The ropnlists mate Dig gaina. iuc
Democrats hold the legislature and will
elect their United States Senator but the
PoDulisLS will have about forty members
they have been having only fifteen.
The Democratic niaiority two years
ago was 71,000.
The districts represented by the tree sil
ver Democrats have furnished the Popu
list ea ins while the districts represented
by what they tbev term the sound money
man, have given the Usual, 11 not increas
Dissatisfaction among tue aieinoaisis
and old soldiers with the Democratic
nominee for Governor, and the almost
solid vote of tbe negroes against the Deui
ocrats, are definite causes for the slump.
In Oakland. Cal., a boy iot caught
between the wheel and body oi a watering
cart. Bystanders rescued him from dan
ger of death and ripped up a plank of
the sidewalk to pry him out. The owner
of the plank demanded fifty cents tor the
use of the plank.
NEW BERNE, N C.
MADE FROM PURE PIG IRON.
Not one pound of Scrap Iron
is ever used in these goods.
DURABLE, CONVENIENT and ECONOMICAL.
AU Modern ImprovemesW to Lighten
Twenty different sizes and kinds.
Every Stove Warranted Against Defects.
Prices not mnch .higher at this time
tb&n on commoner kinds of Stoves.
CaU on or address
Hon Berne, N. G.
THE LITTI K K0CK CTCL0XE.
A Terrib'y Stricken City The Worst
Reports Confirmed Death and
Ruin-Lcss-$ 1,000, 000.
As reports from the Arkansas cyclone
became fuller tln-y seem to become wor-c:
Tbe entire South halt of the Stale In
sane Asylum was razed to the ground;
one of the physician and several patients
were buried "beneath the ruins About
twenty of the inmates have not been dis
covered or uccountod for; t'o at leant
were killed, numoerg -were seriously in
iu red; some are at large. Alxmt twenty
I people ot the ;ity were taUilly luiuryd.
Iheloss by the cyclone is ttilly a nnl
liou dollars, tlio damage to the Insane
Asylum amounted to 150.0u0: i)enitcn
tiarv, 830,000. iseveral bundled
sustained losses ranging from $500 to
$1,200 while the lo-sos ol' others went up
as high as tiltceu, twenty
thirty thousand dollars.
Eighth Senatorial Disct. Appointments.
Cant. Swift Givlowav and Dr. Fred
A. Whitaker, Democratic caudidutes lor
the State Senate, will address the people
(U the following tini&s and places viz;
Klverdale. Craven C Thursday. Qct.
few Brne, Crayon Co.. Thursday, Oct.
Majsvillc. Jones Co.. Friday, Oct. 10th.
Hichlands, O.islow Co., Saturday Oct,
20th, 2 p. m
Jacksonville; Onflow Co., Monday, Oct.
Marines, Onslow Co , Tuesday.: Oct.
I 05r.l 1
Further appointments will lie announ
HAPPENINGS OF THE DAV,
The Bil.imore Baseball Club, cham
pions of the Cuited States has arrived
home and received a most magnificent
reception and banquet from thoir frieifls
A heavy snow storm is now In progress
in -Leadville, Colorado, and west of" tliere,
it is exceedingly cold.
Fred Douglas emerged from obscurity
the other day long enough to say that
neither party cared unjthinsj for the
negro, excc'i 1 about election t;o.j.
JIThe footpad ho iievueuted Chicago
during the World's Fair are now appar
ently doine a thriving business in New
The church of England is to have a
college at Jerusalem. Bi-hop Blyth has
Feceived the firman irom Constantinople
sanctioning the election of tiic proposed
The man wha argues politics is bad
enough, but he adds to his offense if he
tells afterward how he triumphed in tbe
Joseph Gwilsor is beinz patched with
frog skin grafts in a Brooklyn hospital.
If he -should be something of a croaker
hereafter it will be with some reason.
The schooners La sea and Selene, owned
by John E. Brooks and Mr. Henderson, of
the Anchor Line, propose to race across
the Atlantic. The sturt to boon Christ
mas day. The stakes 5,000.
What seems to be the oldest wom'iii
in the Stale is Mrs. Sarah Cai-vell, of
Burke county, who is 105 years old.
Her father fought at the battle of Kings
The coffee crop of 1894 is estimated at
12,500,000 hags, the largest in the annals
ot the trade and 2,000,000 bags in excess
of the consumption. A drop in prices is
A dispatch Irom Hamburg says that
Dr. Oertel, of the Hygienic Institute, of
that cjty, has died from Asiatic cholera,
resulting from an experiment with water
taken from the river Vistula.
A special from Brunswick, Ga., siys:
It is rumored that the Jekyl Island Club
has beer, offered 11,000,000 for their club
house and island, near Brunswick, by
Phil, D. Armour, the Chicago hog king.
There have been four deaths from chol
era at Cognac, France. This is the first
cholera reported there. Cholera has also
broken out at Constantinople again.
While on her way to school Oct, 2nd,
Miss Lena Meadle, aged 15, of Dothlim.
Ala, was attacked by an unknown negro
who attempted to assault her. When
she screamed he shot her and ran. The
bullet entered her breast, producing a
fatal wound. Armed men are searching
for the negro and if caught he will be
The postoffice at Harrisonberg, Va.,
was entered by expert crackruen on the
night of the 2d and the vault rifled. The
amount lest will probably reach $1,000,
a large proportion of which was in
stamps. Other offices were robbed a few
d(iys ago and a gang is supposed to be at
The kidnapping i,of two children is re
ported at Washington city. They wore
sons of Mrs. A. H. Glennon who had
parted from her husband Dr. Uknnan a
surgeon of the Marine hospital service.
The kidnapping was done by four men
who burst into Mrs. Glennans apartments
at night, it is supposed by instruction of
her husband who wants a divorce from
her. He charges her with infidelity.
Advices from Key West, Fla., say that
fifty dead bodies, victims of the wrecks
occurring on the reefs during the recent
storm, have been washed ashore on the
islands. The dead are evidently sailors
from the vessels destroyed, although the
length of time which has elapsed since
the storm has rendered the bodies un
identifiable through decomposition. The
probabilities are that many more of these
ghastly evidences of the hurricane's fury
will be brought to light, in a few days.
The Louisville Courier-Journal proves
that at present prices the sugar planters
of Louisiana can clear $50 per acre. And
yet they are making the country tired
crying for protection and say they ore
going to the Republican party to get it.
Let them go. The Democrats will ever
oppose taxing the farmers who raise cot
ton corn and tobacco, and have a hard
time to make both ends meet, in ordoi to
make the Louisiana ianners independently
After a coiif rence of District leaders
Wm R. Grace stated in
mswer lo a quos-
tion as to whethr another Democratic
State ticket would lie nominated that it
appeared the hading men in their organ
ization were in iitv. -r of it but the rank
and file against it. At a meet in-.; o: the
general committee of the Sin pard Democ
racy it was dtc-id.-d that the- ticket with
Hill at the head of it should not be sup
ported. The result was greeted with
cheers which could be he-aid a block
Fusion has been effected in 1'itt cou ity.
A special to the Wilmingtou Messenger
gnys that the Thirdites held their county
convention on the 3rd, inst. nominating
a full ticket, with Republicans for regis
ter of deed?, one member of the Legisla
ture and coroner. Several negro delegates
were present. A negro Republican band
made music. There is much dissatislac
tion among the delegates. Gains are
made from the Democrats. The few fu
sion Republicans met later andj ratified
the work of the Thirdites.
Judges of Election Appointed Voting
Places Road Matters Purchase
lax Jury Drawn Treasur
The Board ol' Commissioners of Craven
county met at the court house in New
! Hei ne en the first Monday in October,
j 1894, it b ing the f.rst day ot said mouth,
' Present. Jas. A Bryan, chm'n, J. A.
' Mi a low-;. M. If. C'arr, V". C. Brewer nnd
E. Sr. &malhvood.
j iK'lered, That ' the following na'iied
j person. be uud liereliy are appointed
jjudgis lir uipectors of election for the
election - lie held in Craven county uu
I die Gt'i di.v of Novpiiibcr, H94.
! Vancebdro: I J Willis and H .1 wi.ito
, Tn A Icnl.In,, r'l,
Maple Cypress: E F Adams and I.eyi
D;lwso", Jfenry E Ijawgon nnd Jno r
! Truitt's School House: F S Ernul
! and H fl W hitelinrst, Jliles D Pettiphcr
and A Toler.
Fort Barnwell: W C White and R
McLohorn, Herman Wooteu ami Jno
Dover: F P Outlaw and G B Richard
son, Primus Rhem and W Hawkins.
Cove: F W White and Sam Robert
sou, C L Wetheringtou and J V lyen-
Temple's; M F Mortqn and W G
'i'eiiiple, J p. (iodett and J W Conner.
Oak Grove; E W Taylor and B B
Brooks, Xcrp ("room and A V Whiter
J,ee's Farm i T H Mullison and W B
Planner. Dock Cooper anc) H E Wll
James City, Henry B Lane and Hugh
W Lane. Robert R Davis and Jesse
Riverdale: G B Latham and J C
1st ward, citv: II II Tooker and Jno
Ilanft. J S Basniizht and M y Chap
man. 2d ward, city: J J Baxter nnd Ed
Gcrock. George Green and J B Willis.
3d ward, city: Jasper Wood and Jos
McSorley, Ed Ball and Luke Bumey.
-1th ward, city:--Jna B Lane and J A
Jones, V A Crawford and W W Law
rence. McCarthy's Precinct, 5th ward, city;
William McKay and J A Jones, C E
Palmer and Robt. J Ange.
St. Philips' Precinct, 5th ward, city:
C S Boll and Dempsey Wood, James
Boyle and Geo R Richardson.
Camp Palmer:--W K Stypoo, Jr., and
W F Crockett, Amos Koonce' and G T
Pleasant Hill: G T Richardson and
Sam'l W I nock, L W Ham and Ben
Jasper: W W Prescott and J 1
House, Dennis Perkins and N T Weeks.
Ordered, That the following voting
places are hereby designated iu various
precincts of the coujty aud wards in the
city of New Berne for the said eleciion to
be lu l l on the Oth dav of November,
1st townbhipi Vanceboro and Maple
2 1 township: Tniitt's School-house.
3d township: K-ut Barnwell, Dover
and Core Creek.
Sili township: Temple's aud Oak
tjtli township, l.ec's JHarm.
7th township; lames City and River-
8th township: 1st ward, City Hall; 2d
ward, Court House; 3d ward, Philips'
shop, known as Baxter's building; 4th
ward, Jno Lane's shop; 5th ward, Mc
Carthy's precinct, at his corner; St.
Philip's precinct, at school house; ouiside
city, Pleasant Hill, at pleasant1 Hill
school house; Camp Palmer, at Camp
Palmer; 9th township: Jasper.
Ordered, That the order passed at the
last meeting of the Board appropriating
$250 for the macadamizing and improve
ment of that portion of Neuse road Irom
End street to the A.& N. C. R. R., be and
hereby is rescinded.
Ordered further, That the sum of $500
be aud hereby js apprgpriated tor the im7
piovement of said portion of Neuse road
and that the chairman of this Board issue
to Commissioner J. A Meadows, a war
rant on the Treasurer for said sum, the
same to be expended under the supo-vis-i.
.ii and elirectioa of said Commissioner,
J. A. Meadows.
Ordered, That, the Treasurer be and
hereby is instructed to collect the divi
dend due to the county cf Craven by the
A. & N. C. R, R. Co , ami to placo $500
of the same to the cie lit of the general
funtl of the county and the remainder to
the credit of the court house fund.
Ordered. That the clerk oi this Board
return the petition of.T B Gardner nnd
others relative to a ili-condnuance of
Butler's For I bridge, together with a
copy ol the i-r-ler passed ty this Board
making a yearly appropriation of $25 tor
the nirimtanance ot the same.
Ordered, That the lot on pine street,
city of New Berne, listed to Geo. II.
White, guardian for W. H. and Tempe
A. Smith, be reduced in value Irom t325
to $150, a part of same lot having been
purchased by Geo. H. White and listed
by him at f 175.
" Ordered, That the clerk of this Board
notify all merchants and dealers required
to list their purchases for the preceding
six months ami who have foiled io do so
to come forward and file their said lists
as required by section 21, Revenue act,
and further to notify thorn that under
aid section upon failure to return their
lists as aforesaid, they are guilty of a n is
demeanor and it is made the duty ot the
chairman of the Board of County Com
missioners to prosecute them and compel
compliance with the law.
On motion the Board took a recess un
til nest day at 1Q o'clock.
Tuesday mornins, Oct. 2d, 1894.
Tl:e B iard. met pursuant to adjourn
ment at 10 o'clock, a. ni.
Present, Commissioners, Ja-s A Bryan,
chm'n, E W Smallwood aud M II Carr.
Whereas, complaint lias been made
this day aaainst Thos. Wilson, wood in
spector, lor t he city of New Berne, that
he neglects his duties and renders bills for
the inspec ion of w"l which h,e does not
inspect, and his i moval from office is
demanded, It is ordered that the Clerk
notify said Wilson to appear before the
Board at 12 o'clock m, to deny and show
cause whv he should not be removed
The Board proceeded to draw a jury
for fall couit, li94, v hen the follow ing
First township: oah Anderson,
Henry McLawhorn, W H Grffin, Joe A
i Ga-kins, B C Whitford, W B Morris, Sr,
II A Ipock and Jesse .N btubbs.
2.1 township: Asa S Ipock, W II
Price, L B Ipock, A L Toler, Jno F Gas
k'i .s, A R Purify and C L Gaskins.
3rd tawnship: C R Sadler, B F Joms,
Jos Km sey. Timothy McCoy, L H Fields
and A R Wonten.
5th township: E W Taylor and Jno
hth townshi i.- J H Barnes ant' W R
Slh town-hip: W B Swindell, Moses
T Roberts, 1'eter R chardson, James R
Jones and E F Howe.
9th township: G W Civib, Belli
Meiedith, II W Dixon, T A Dillon and
E I) Wetherington and E L Daugherty.
1st township: Joseph Edmonds, Brice
Anderson aijd Matthew Qaskins,
21 township; Harvey Arthur, Fred
P Gaskins aud Noah B Gaskins.
3d township: T J Bryan, J D White,
R F Daugherty and B F Ormand.
-J Cr Beach urn.
Geo D Conner
8th township: J
V McKay, Wallace
Hose and L S Wood.
9th towiiship: John
and J S Artold.
it i eiiitJiiuLOU j
Thomas Daniels, Treasurer,
monthly report as follows:
Thos. Daniels, Treasurer, in
with Craven countv:
October 1st, 194.
To balance due General Fund
To balance due Puor House
To balance due Court House
To balance due Interest Fund
To balance due General Edu
To balance due Fonco No. 1
To balance due Fence No. 3
To lialauce due School I)isr
trict No- 8, white
To balance due School Dis
trict No, 8, col.
To balance due School Dis
trict No. 1, white
To balance due School Dis
trict No. 1, col.
To balance due Schoor Dis
trict No, 2, white,
To balance due School Di$
trict i?0- col.
To balance due School Dis
trict No. g, white
Tp balance due Schopl Dis:
tript Nq. 3, col.
To balance due School Disb
trict No 5, white.
To baWnxe due School Dis
trict No, 5, col.
To balance due School Dis
trict, No. 6, white
To balance due School Dis
trict No. 6, col.
To balance due School Dis
trict Nq. 7, white,
To balance ' due School Dis
trict No. 7, col.
To lalance due School Dis
trict No. 9, white
To balance due School Dis
trict Ko. , dol.
To balance Jury Fund due
Trensurer 47 86
To balance due special tax
To bslanoe due Fines and
Whereas, The Board of Commissioners
are informed that hereas faille Ann
While who is now confined IQ Craven
county jail as an insane person Is a pen
sioner upon the Government of the
United States, and receives as such pen-
siouar an income wuicti snoulct he ap
plied to tier maintatnance.
Ordered, That the clerk of the Board
notify the relatives of the said Sallie Ann
White that provision must be made lor
the maintainance of said Sallie Ann
White, otherwise the United States Gov
ernment will be notified of the insanity of
said Sallie Ann White and petitioned to
pay the same, over to the county for her
A Colored Batcher Steals a Cow.
Policeman Henry Brinson did another
pie ce of good, detective "work Wednesday
the third inst, and as a result Matthew
Johnson, the son of the colored Baptist
preacher, Rev. John JrJhnson, now lies
in Craven county hotel for the theft of a
cow from Mr. Drew Dixon who lives
about eight miles from the city,
Johnson, stole the cow Monday night,
Drought her down and butchered ber the
Tuesday morninc; fo lowing at the slaugh
ter pen foot of End street; took the hide
and sunk it in a hole of water in Lanes'
Branch near where the public road cross
es it, and carried the beef to his stall at
at the corner of Pollock and Norwood
streets (diagonally accross from Mr. T, J",
McCarthy's) for sale,
Mr. Dixon came down Tuesday hunt
ing for his cow. He had traced her un
til he found she bad been brought to
ward New Berne, ar.d he obiained facts
enough to warrant him in suspecting
Johnson; so yesterday he reported at the
uolice headquarters, and Mr. Brinsqn was
given the caoe to vork up.
He went to the shop of Johnson arm
ed with a warrant for his arrest. Johnson
told very contradictory and fa'se stories,
but he at last confessed, even to where the
hide was hid.
He was tried before his honor Mayor
Ellis yesterday afternoon and bound over
to next foin of court, hut failed to give
This is not the first case of the kind
that Johngon has been caught at. At a
term of Superior court not long ago, he
was tried for stealing a cow from Mr.
hBavid Williams, but was let off in that
instance with pay ing the costs of the case
and j-aying for the cow.
WILMINGTON DRIVING CLUB,
It Takes a Turn Towards the Organ
ization of a Fair Association,
The gentlemen interested in the organ
ization of a driving club met again last
night at the city hall.
Mr. R. B. Clowe was called to the
chair, and Mr. S J Springer acted as
The committee appointed to look after
grounds for a track reported progress and
asked for further time.
On motion of Mr J C Loder, Messrs
Herbert McClammy, S W Sanlers, II A
Whiting and Louis Skinner were added
lo the executive committee, and that com
mittee was authorized to confer with
those interested in a previous effort to
organize a fair association with a view to
organise upon the plans then formu
lated. On motion, Mr P Heinsberger, Jr, was
appointed a committee of one to confer
with the Carolina Cycle club for the pur
pose of as ertainins; if they would take
stock widi t t'e understanding that they
could use the track to be constructed or
make a bicycle track inside the track of
Between $500 and 600 in stock has
already been subscribed and it was de
cided to get a charter for th,e associa
tion. The meeting adjourned until Monday
night at 8 o'clock. Wil. Messenger,
"Cotton Movement and Fluctuations."
Messrs. Latham Alexander & Co.,
bankers and commission merchants of
New York have gotten out their annual
statement of the '"Cotton Movements and
Fluctuations,'' This work is the stand
ard on such matters and is verv compre
hensive. The general statement of the
cotton crop in the country at large is
giveu from 1889, and also the daily re
ceipts at all the Unite! States ports in
18y3 4, besides tbe fluctuations in Liver
pool and the movements in Great Britan
and on the continent.
The total crop lor the year ending Sept.
1( 1894 was 7,527,211 bales, the exports
5,231,494 bales, the spinners taking
2,337,300 bales leaving a stock on hand
at the close of the year of 183,737 bales.
THE ROAD IMPROVEMENT.
Fifty Hands and Seyen Carts at Work !
-a Letter From Geologist Holmes
in favor omorkiug the Cou j
The force of hands on the portion of
or .Neu.se road between the city and the
railroad has been inuei.soii; tluie aio now
M it v inr.i Mt vi-fivt- mill, i; ... o. i
-- -j ... .......
ilini; the carters.
seven, can are in service upon the g-ad- !
The grade Is one established by our 1
civil engineer. Mr. II. A. Brown. He j
and his son Henry give their services to j
the cause and are findly doing all the!
survey ing needed from one end of the '
r ad to tne other. This is well. Th
foundation work should surely b;- corn cl
so that there will he no ..v-oasini artei
wajvla to make alteration-.
The course oi the road between Messrs
Crockett's and Jjray' farms is be nU'
slightly altered, a iiart of it is now a
little nearer Mr. Crockett's. This gives a
perfectly straight course fro.n Broad street
nearly to Mr. Crockett's residence,
Nirje men arti t woi.k on tli2 road
working from the railroad towards the
city; the maiu force is working fj-Qin the
The W. N. & N. Railroad has ..if. red
the use ot same of the scpiperi which
they used for grading w hen construct nig
their road; the oflVr, of course, was gladly
acoepted and when the machines arrive
they are now at President Mclntyre's
Glenoe stock farm they will exneditp
Gep,tlo;VjC-n who have bec- ' -wi to the
State capital recently tell us nur move
ment for better roads here is b-.Mng watch
ed there with a good deal more intcrys,1,
than they anticipated ,
The public spint manlfe-ttd by the
promptness aud liberality of the subscrip
tions to the work took the public by
surprise. They say they never before
heard ol road work being taken hold of
by private subscriptions so unitee'Jv ;yd
It will be remembered that at first there-
was a statement made to the effect that
tue commission, rs w re not willing to
work the convicts on the road, which we
are glad to say however was an erron
eous impression; the commissioners az-e
in favor of it and have given an order for
working them. But under the impres
sion that the statement made Mr. Holmes
wrote the letter. It contains puin.s
worthy not pimply of a single peius.d,
but of keeping carefully in mi-id. We
give the letter in luil ;
Chapel Hill. N. C. Oct. 1st, 1894.
Mr. W. W. Clark, Newborn, N. C.
My Dear Sir: I have been greitly in
terested by the recent Road Meeting held
in Newborn, an account of which was
publisbe 1 in the Journal of Sept. 26th.
I know of no case in the State in wliich
private subscriptions have so liben-.lly
contributed toward the building of a
public road, and your success there illus
trates the principle for which I have beer,
contending for some time; that just as
soon as our people realize the financial
advantages of a good road they will so rue
how or other raise funds for building it
One qf your propositions interested me
specially; that with reference to working
the prisoners In the county jail on the
public roads. The objection raised to
this proposition was that it would make
the work cost the county more than was
originally contemplated. With rearard
to this point, I beg to submit the follow
ing statement: Craven county now pays,
I am informed, 25 cents per cLy fur the
feed and guard of these prisoners in the
county jail. The returns U'-oui something
Hire a dosen eounties in North Carolina
which are using their convicts on the
public road?, show that it costs to do
this, on an average, 20 cents per day per
cenvict, this Cost including board, clothes,
and the guarding of the convicts. An
average of all of the returns sent in from
the various counties of the State shows
that it costs on an average IQ cents less
per convict per day to work them on the
public) roads than it does to keep them in
the county jail. The average cost being
30 cents per convict per day, in jail, anel
20 cents per day per convict (including
feed, clothes and guards' salary) on ihe
roads. And in addition to this lessening
of the expense in the support of convicts
by woiking them on the public roads,
in the one case he public gets some re-,
turn for the injury done it by the crime
committed aim j'-r tlv expense incurred
in the capture and the conviction of
criminals; iu the other case the only re
turn to the couuty is the additional ex
pense of feeding the prisoners in jail.
Tbe reason it is cheaper to work the
convicts on the roads than it is to feed
them in jail is because in the former case
their provisions are bought for them in
quantity, they do their own cooking, and
their expenses are thus reduced to a m,ini-:
mum. And even if ;n special eases it
should, cost more to maintain them on the
roads it would be better to use them than
to feed them in jail and hire other labor
at 50 cents per day and board.
I beg to call your special attention to
the experience of Lenoir county in this
respect. This county which formerly paid
35cts. per day lor feeding its convicts in
jail is using these jail prisoners on the
public roads at a cost not exceeding 15cts.
per day per convict; they employ r..,
guardj save that tbe superintendent ol the
work is also the guard. But he goes with
out drms he leaves the prisoners when
ever his duties make it necessary to d . so;
he allows them to go to thoir own homes
on Saturday night and return to work on ;
Monday morniDg. lie is paid a salary 1
($1.25 per day notnsguar.l butasthe Mii
erintendant of the worl-;.
This is, I admit, a novei experience and
I know Q no par doU to it e:se where, but
I am informed ih..t it has proved in
Lenoir county eminently succe-slul. They 1
have built many miles of good ronl dm- i
inff the present year; they have not lost a i
convict and 1 me1 informed that in every
way the experiment has proved a micoss
aud has greatly bcneiitl.-d th: p i i.c
I sincerely trust, that some way will be
found by which the Craven county con
victs can be used in this work; and I hope
tlitit within, the next few years we will see
every criminal in North Carolina, whose
term of imprisonment is for less than 10
years, at work on the public roads of the
several counties of the State.
If a Committee of New Berne gntlemen
could spend a day at Kinston and another
at Raleigh, theyj would be thoroughly
s-atisfie-d that the convicts are not only
the cheapest but the best labor that could
be placed on the pubbc ronls; and all the
objections disappear at once when we
appeal to actual experience, instead "f to
Wishing y--u the greate-t possible suc
cess in this work, which means s-i n.iioh
for the fu'ure of New B Tin . I beg to re
main. Yours Obediently.
J. A. Holmes.
The Ashland, Ky., district is bound lo ;
have its excitement. Mr. Owens, who de, I
feated Breckinridge for the democratic j
nomination, is having joint debates with
Judge Denny, the republican candidate.
No casualities have yet been reported. I
! m MS FIXED.
j The East Carolina Fail
ir to He
Held February 18th to
i AheadUnrest Purses Ever Of-
Tered In The State.-$.J,000 in Raee
Premiums Alone Dihcr Pre
miums Increased in Pro
portion, A meeting of the Boanl of Directors of
the East Carolina Fish, Oyster, (lame and
Industrial Association was held last night.
The date of holding the next exhibition
decided upon, and also the amount that
was to be given in race premiums fixed.
Tue prizes for last year looted up to the
jxruud total of $2,500 which was the
largest that had ever been given in the
S1,1' UP t" tljat time. Astonishing as it
may seem the d.iroctors have decided to
i nso this amount $500. The purses for
uext year aggregates $3,000. This makes
acertainity of drawing very fine horses
: ucvn oupae norm Carolina, as well as
the best within our border from one end
I ot the Stat to the other,
i Tim feneral nrpminm liat nraa nla
dered to be revised and increased in the
Actum was also taken upon season
tickets, the sane rules and regulations
wil! be sed that were applied last year
they will be republished later.
The meeting was a very lar?e and en
thusiastic one a great deal of interest
was taken and we can safely say that in
dinit:v point to having as heretofore
Ihe hs-st Fair ever held in the State.
Never were the officers and directors
more enthusiastic on the subject and the
people are ready as ever to back them up
unitedly in whatever they undertake.
Now that that the date is settled, let
. evev y one take renewed interest, espec
i ially should the farmers remember and be
gin prep aring their exhib'ts now, while
the crops are being housed; they can do so
better now than later and the abundant
harvest gives every asssurance they can
make an agricultural exhibit beyond even
what they have been doing, as fine as it
was; save the best of cyery crop and com
pels for tbe liberal premiums.
Securing of special attractions was left
as usual to the president and secretary and
Treasurer They will have new features
on this line, and also the one which was so
pleasing this year the magnificent balloon
accessions both day and night.
Officers New B,erne D. & L. Association
At s meeting of the newly elected
dtiectors of the New Berne Building &
Loan Association held Wednesday Mr. E.
K. Bishop was elected as the ninth direc
tor. The following officers weie elect
ed: L. H, Cutler, (.President; J. II. Hack
burn, 1st Vice-President; C. E. Foy, 21
Vice-President; J. R. B. Carraway, Sect'y
& Treas'y.; P. H. Pelletier, Attorney.
A Stable Foundation for Uatteras Light
Advices from Washington says that the
recent, heavy storm on the Atlantic coast
demonstrated the gratifying fact that a
stable bottom has been found off Dia
mond shoals, Cape Hatteras, N. C.
Some time ago on boring made by the
light house board of the treasury.tempor-
ary pilings were driven down at that
point. The recent storm did not budge
them, and if such temporary work can
witlistand such a furious storm, the belief
is entertained that permanent piles will
remain secure, by means of which a solid
foundation can be made upon which to
erect a light house, which is so bidlv
needed on this dangerous coast.
Election of Officers
At an election held at the Cotton and
Grain Exchange yesterday, the following'
officers were ele2ted for the ensuing yeat:
Fqr President, S. W. Smallwood; For
Vice-President, J. E. Latham; For Secre
tary, James Redmond; For Treasurer,
T. A. Green.
For Directors: C E Foy, J W Mesic,
G A Oliver, Ralph Gray, S II Seott.
For Board of Appeals: M Manly,
Thos. Gates, W P Burrus, A It Denni
son. J A Meadows.
For Superintendent:!) T Carraway.
At the meeting in the altcrnoon the
following committees were appointed by
the Board of Directors:
Committee on Finance: Ralph Grav,
J E Lath;.m, C E Foy.
Committee on Information and Statis
tics: E II Meadows, J J Wolfeuden, K
Committee on Trade; Win Dunn, J II
I lack! mi u, Capt LL Roberts.
Steamer Trent Sold.
The steamer Trent has changed owners.
On Wednesday tbe 3d inst.. the trade
was perfected. M. II. Sultan purchased
rom the former owners, "The Farmer's
Transportation Company," L. H. Cutler,
President, end Capt. D.m'l. Roberts,
S c-'iy and Treasurer.
Mr. Sultan intends to run the Trent on
a lobular schedule and will also seek to
iieik-- (he run of his steamer a mail route
lie: ween New Berne at the one end and
Sin tli's Creek and Adam's Creek on the
Mr Sultan left with a party of his
friends yesterday to visit all points at
I which the boat will touch preliminary to
i making the schedule an whim she is to
run. They will return to-day, and the
'steamer will then be hauled up on Mead
ow's marine railways for about ten day s ,
or two weeks to be put in perfect order i
; and upon coming off the ways she will '
i commence her regular run. Mr. Sultan
has narreu this the Nolise ami ISay flirt
i Those composing the party taking tbe
, first trip on the Trent under tbe new
: management are: the owner, Mr. .M. II.
Sultan, and Messrs. M. V. Meronev. F. L.
Perry. Sol Cohen and C. J. Scbeelky.
Capt. II. II. Dowdee is still in charge.
We hope to see the Neuse and Bay
River Line do a flourishing business and
a'd the plans of the owner consum-
Grandpa Goldson, of Sulphur weil, Ga,
died at 110, his wife at 101. The "young
Goldsons" are now respectively 84,82,
80, 88, 78, 74, and 72.
Plcked-I'p" by The Journal Which I
Always In "The hvm " -
Huntings Monster Show will be hcr
October 2i lib.
on th. st reel
1' .'lit unless I
f our citizens commend llio
fn..t allowing small boyfr
it an Un-.-is initlil,. hour ot I
i bu in. -.- f o- their parent v
" guaniians. .
n the 2d inst Rev. W. C. Norman, of J
Wilmington was unanimously elected
President of Greensboro Femul- college. -I-
root what has been said of him in tUo - j
Wilmington papers and otherwise th
selection seems to be a w ise ,.ne. ' '
Mrs. I). II. Stal lings, uifc-.-rtlnsexUin.;' -of
(Ad u- (.rove Comet, ry, died Thursday S '
She was a member of the K nights of liar-,-1
mony and is th,x irst Inly member they - "
have lost. ;V -
Would it not be n go-.d t'iin for the "V I
ran- Association to make mi citorl 10 get
one or more celebrated speakers of morb '
than State reputation to attend our next '".
exhibition. Gordon, Hampton or Steven '' '
son would be strong card indeed.
Mr. John ( . Thomas of Riverdale, who"
holds a position at Washington City In .
the House Folding Department, is homa V
until after the election. He will do some . '
canvassing while here.
Dr. F. A. Whitnker of Bonus, Deme-'t''
cratic candidate for the St-nalc, was in , ,"
the city yesterday. He and Cnpt Swift
Galloway, the other candidate, will goon 1
bccanvtMsing in this vicinity. v
The fall crop of Irish potatoes wad gar. ''" .
den pea are looking fin. There are'" "'
young peas on the vines and the JOUOg '
potatoes arc forming. The stand ii nV- V
most equal to what it is in the spring of
the year and the growth is vigornns. . '
Mr. W. II. Cohen saw a man On Mrl 1
M. Blumgardt's hick porch Wednesday'
night and called out to Mr. Blumgardk ,';
that a burglar was about. Mr. Blonv c
gardt got alarmed and the burglar got '
away. . ;
D. A. Brindlo who bat beco
called to the pastorate of tbe Church. "of
Christ iu New Berne, has arrived and V -conducted
prayer meeting last night. 'Mr." '
Bundle is a native of Forsyth county, bat ' '
for the last few years has been laboring la '
Virginia. He comes highly endorsed. '
A good many of our citizens are put-' ,'..'
ting in their coal and hnvmg their boat
ing stoves put up thus early. A wise V
move. Do Dot wait till a cold soap hnV j ' i
to remind you of thc-importapce of guch '-"
and then roundly abuse the stove man b- ' -cause
he can't wait on everybody atlha.
same time. ,
All the lumber lur the Disciple church
which is to be erected at the New IIop
Mission near Reelsboro, is now oa the
grounds and some other niatorial, and
there is also some money in the hands of !
of the committee, besides pledges which -
have not yet been paid. The work is to
bejin at once. The church is SO x ii 4-
A colored union Camp-mectiug will bo-T
held in LaGrange, Sunday 14th inst. '
There will bean excursion train toitfrora
Morehead city at a fare of $1.00 for tha'
round trip from Morehead city, and" ?5 "
cents from New Berne. The train leave ;
Morehead city at fi.40 a. in., New Berne,
8:30 a.m. 'It stares back at 7:30 p. m. -Them
will be a special car for white peo- .
Dr. Frank W. Hughes, the owner ; of
the Chattawka Hotel Building liaspuiv' '
chased the tntcrest which Mr. J. W.
Stewart has heretofore owned in theba'fi- .
ness. Dr. Hughes is a man of force and .
determination and will make u good
partner for his nephew Mr N. C. Hughes
who has been one of the owners ofthf,
business since it started. T-
Thursday Mr. L. Dillahuut of Jones
couuty, purchased the valuable plantation 'J.
at Fort Barnwell, lormerly owned by '
Miij. A. Gordon and knbwn ns Egypt .
plantation. Tbo plnntatioa has 1290 -.
acres, H00 cleared. Mr. Dillahunt pro-y '
poses to move over to the plantation at
an early date and placo tenants ou U but " .
have the oversight of everything hiiu- s .
self. ' ;
Mr. Hall Aver, ihe progressive young
secretary of the State Fair very courteous
ly furnishes compliiiientaries to the JoCB-
sal for the exhibition now wnearat-.J
hand, and which gives such bright -promise
of a w orthy Stato affair. With J
such men as Col. Carr and Mr. Aycr1 at "
the head, the Fair ut our Capitol will BO '
doubt exhibit ihe same pluck and pros-
pcrity that the New Berne Fair baa .T
built up on with its Dunn and Reizen- '
stein at the helm. i
A meeting of the executive committee
of the eighth Senatorial district was hold
at Hue court bouse Friday. Mr. J. A.
Bryan was made- chairman, and W. I
Arendall ol Carteret county secretary.
Onslow county w as represented by Mr. F.
W. Hargett, Green by Mr. S. R. Street,
as proxy for Mr. G. W. Siil:. A quorum
beinir present, Mr. P. M. Pcaisall wasal-. ,
lowed to represent Jones county. Tbe
two candidates in the district, Mossrs.
Galloway and Wbilakcr were present.
After transaction of all business before the
body, the meeting adjourned at the call
of tbe chair,
Married, Wednesday niu'ht, Oct. 3d.,
at the residence of the bud. , Mr. Heze
kiah Willis of this city, formerly of Ports
mouth, N. C, to .Airs Susan O. Herring-
ton, in the pa m-iicc of relatives aod
intimate friends. Rev. .1. T. Lyou offi
ciated. Warm congratulations and wishes for
future happiness were showered npon the
groom and bride-.
Xnmber of Voters in Mortli Carolina,
The number of poll tax pavers in 1893
were: White, K'.iMll; . .lorecl, 03,236.
Total 22H, (il7. The number lor 1 814 is:
white, 104544; ...i.u.d. (;2,t4(). Total
227,884. The nl. r. a-., in white voters is
5,897. The le.1 ease in colored votejrs is
Appointment of J. P.
Mr. II. ('. Wood. of Rive rdale has been
appointed a Justice ol the Peace of No.
7 'township to fill a ac.ancy caused by
the removal of Mr. J. C. Thomas out of