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VOE XVKI. NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, MARCH 21, 189:). NO- 3
CtTKVmA, tb grjt nkincure. inatantly allri
- taemoa tatcuM itchiiic. burnine, and tnjiaiu
. Button, permit iwt ad sleep, heal r-nr ami
irrnfcrei4 Mrfkoa, cleanses the scalp ot cniiu
- J4 lenlM, and ro. cores the. hair. Cvticcka
. 8oAT,-th only medicated toilet soap, i india-
peaaaMe la cleansing diacaseU aortacm. Ccrv
tui Rnx.TK.xr, the new blood and akin puri
er and greatest of bamor remedies, cleanae
lb blood, of ail iropartttea, aal thii remorv
.abaeans. Hence tbeCcmceKA RxaciiEsciira
every humor of the akin, ncaip, and blood, with
o hair, from pimple to aerofoil, from
Infancy to age.
Bold throarboot the world. Price, Ccttcctia.
tee.: 8ar.e.; KnnLTtar, 1. Forrsa Dace.
MD Cm ex. Cuajr, sole I'rafriaun, Bouoo.
Row to Cttrv Skin DI
i.iM.., mailed free-
- -: .: PET STOCK YABDS,
for their immense cat-
- .- ... - ......
alojue to be issued this
month. It costs only a
- Jeugs for" hatching
A SPJEOlALT V"
v - v -Special fa orow!s,-
;i3E. ECEGE & CO.,
NEW BERNE. - N. C.
Old Rip Tobacco,!
J haTC jast receivwl Oue Hundred
hoxe of OLD RIP Tatocco wbk h
-- '; I wif! oft'J fur tlic next 30 dajs at
r Coriai leralilj Itfs th:io Manufaclur
,. er cost.
? jTUe bosrs contain from 6 to 25 H.
each Colors Maaooast & Black.
&ha(X38; id. 6Vt 6 in. 9's and
. . 1 will sell ny of the above at 25c.
' bj the lox, or 3qi-. retail, until
' '-"Hiupb lst,1S93.
, ' Retpertfully,
-'f Iff IJfTTf No. 40 Middle St.
Ubj-lbb Easily as! Eipiilj.
fJO ..TS2S UTS IT 07ES I
. -" -We wnt 100 men who have enerjiy
' and. grit. We will give tliem a situ iti. n
-'.in which they can irakc uiODej rapidly
the labor bt-ina light ani eiiip oyment the
" " jear round. Keqnir s no c;iiul or great
ehctka. S-iu f fur best silemcn
afe country lxy. Young men r old
F'JldQ. Re)nnriertioQ4B quick and turc.
- We bore need tor 1Q0 men within the
"r next 30 daya. Do not wast time, but
" wuteatonce lo H. C. IIUDGINS & CO.
Pabliahera, Allaoti, Gj.
MONKY HAVE D
i and Other
cut La & c.
t V " J " T ' t " "
Did You Ever See
j ANY TOBACCO ?
. . If you'neTer did, go to J. F.
. - TAYLOE'S, where yoa can get a
Jwelve-incb ping for ftve cents
'rood sonnd, aolid tobacco be-
ide . twenty-flyc other d fferent
: varieties, from the best to the
',- Anotiier lof, of good Shoes at
A' thousand ponnds more of
those Bicj . Ten-cent Hams, and
jotf of other goods too numerous
to mention. Don't fail to come
. and see me when yon tome to
town, if yon do you'll get left.
Dr. t- C Wxt't Hem aatf Brahl
-' iwid cw!nr aoutiTe written rwaraatee, b anthor
bed agents otiiy, to core Weak Memory; Lon of
Smin and Kerre Power; loot Maahood; Qmknee;
. .Sight lawn; Krll Breams; I-fc ef Conndence;
Worvoasmae; iMsitade; aJ( Drnlno; of Pnwer
etf the (IflMmlTa Oroar n aithAr MX. caQNd br
tmm-wamx&jmx Toothful Krron, or Excewtre 0 of
Tooeeoo. Opium or Urjnar, which mxm
if iser, CrmsnmptlfUL Inexnltr and Death.
H bexj for (5: wiib written roarentee t
1 ma 10
IMkmd monet. W2ST8 COtiOU ISYKUP. A certain
. sore tor Coorrbe, CoMa.A.thaia, fonaohitlH, Croop,
Whooping Cowrn, Sore TbroaC fteeeant to take.
' SnwU alse dlaooBtlmied: old, aio. dxe, now 15c.; old
bxaataewiua. AOAiUliXaMCa lasaed onlr by
F. S " Daffy, Sole
.perne, N. O,
.f BEFORE" T'-ArTr.WV' .
THE FISI0MSTS CLIMAX.
A lomniittPt1 Appointed .Still Left.
Time I nlimltcd Eipcuar I'nliiiiitcd
St.OO per Iay For Membrn-j.OO '
per Day For Clerks One Member
I.yinfr ArroHH Two Trunk Itrunk
t'bitriirter of flic Otlien.
Uf sill the at-Is of ti e lute mrvnifivl leis
litme iho iiea:!ou n comniiaiou lo in
vesti: ;ite I Iil- ense 1 7 Mrs. l'auii.- D. Ar
iinjitun iiiVi-s the raa; "tf the bu-li.
1 lie Ui)Ue m(o nt'xl a conimilti e ol
threj t t ike tiit- mutter in hsiid, 1' ok into
rlie cast- ami so.- if s-lw h-d iit-en niis
1 1 LUtd I bv lli." lnvvt-rs ami ihu courts.
Tins trianul ir c ui mis-ii -n is su'j?ct ouly
to the 8uiiL-i)ie cur'., an I lias ttir riyht
summon itnes.es, ca'd tor prrsons mm
p iper-, tiavt-1 am who. e iu lUi: Stale, and
have all the assistarcu ncode l. The lime
is u it U nited nt t'-ur iil!ars ach ei
tlirm, tvnd all expenses psid by ihc St'ite.
Tiie ilireo oorrt'-rs "I tlii niMOLde aiv
fumijlv. U ( Hp.) Bivan (I'.nd n1 I'hil-
hi ( ii I of I' ll.
I '.i i ill' ii !.! m!i' i: t in
. uieu know who liarv are!1
Campbell, li pu'-Iicon, ol
lias Deironie u S-late charuc-lcr.
niemiono! vho-o mine rsi-s n smile.
tTe is a Irtnk of ihc first oider and t ikes
irs :-nti-piiili bili''H three limes a day
Cntdie!l 1 a va.-4 joke with a (dove-pipe
liat anil raise tee'h.
I!ev. l'hiliips l'upulist. of I'itt. is u lit e
spiTitnen il I he genus fusion isl. I! is now
said to bo a rsvenih Tar Achentist, hav
ing left the Iiapt st clum-h tin which he
was a minisU'r.) I.nst night he lny across
twro trunks ilatd drunk in (he b.igaye
room uf tiie Yai borough Honse.
Yeetcrilay I'hillipi went to the office ot
the State Auditor and d.'tw his pav for
the two days this irianulnr commission
has tcen sitiiDjr. Then enroe his Jitile
"expt ne" ncrount. Ho had u ulise fnil
of lxok., which he told the chief clerk
was included in the -expense?." He had
been compelled to b.iy them, he st.itcd.
for the a of the committee, which cou'd
not get nlong without theui. In tact the
tonus in that valise were issintial lo the
well-being and happiness of the members
of that committee.
The valise was opeuod. In it were a
few old law bxiks; and copies of nets of
forait r legis'aturts the latter okl books
that any one might have picked up ou the
floor of the lum-e.
The valise w.:s ru'cd "ont of order.-'
Bryon of Chatham on the stump in the
last campniun, did not deny that he hud
passed spurious coin a crime under the
laws of the United States; he did not deny
that he had been guilty of s ealing a will,
of which crima he was accused by the
This is the trio that has been selected
by the late Fusion Legislature to investi
gate and maka report to the Supreme
Contt Yesterday and the day belore
they sptnt a greater portion of tho time at
Mrs. Airiogton's room getting her speci
ficat on of the charges and mapping out
thc-line of investigation. They will hold
t beir session in the Coart House hereafW.
Mr. E. P. H.-mser, a well-known Fu
sionist in Lenoir coouty. wbo hanging
a'jout the cn pi Ut I much of the time since
the Leislanire met, is the clerk to the
committee. He gets $5.00 per day.
Attorney Geneiul Osborne j-esterday
decided tliat, while no limit to the expense
or time, was rmnud in the hill, the com
mittee must fin:.-h ih' ir work so ns to
hand in their report by the close of the
present term of the Supreme court about
bix weeks. The committee, in order to
gave thi expanse of mileage in examining
many witne-scs, will visit Nashville, und
probably other places durins the investigation-
News & Ohserver 15th irst.
The case which this committee is ap
pointed to invistiga'e is that of Mrs. Ar
ringrhu, of Railegb, who was divorced
friiui her has-band some yenis ago, and
who was very veatbly, bat claims that
her husband got her maiden property and
that justice was not done her in the courts.
The commit tee was appointed upon her
petition to the Legislature to investigate
and take evidence in the case and report
il to the Supreme court at this session
which hokls sJxiy days lunger. As we
understand it, the State will have to loot
all the board bills and travelling expenses
of the 'committee, ami its memliers can
separate in the securing of evidence if
they cliocse and each onj have his five
dollar a day clerk.
THE NEW ORLEANS RIOTS.
Four Men Killed---A Number
Purwr.raa Eaarlloli Ntenmer Shot
". Artlon ef British t'eanol and British
AmbiWMd.r Bbent II.
The riotous proctedinus on tiie New
Orleans levees b.-twren white and colored
stevedores are ngun leuewed. There
were two conuVts ou the 12th. Four
neijro.'s and one white man were killd.
Not only rioteis but several innocent per
sons sn tie ied.
Gov. Foster ii sis called out the niililiw
and has -nl--o nceived a tclegiam Irom
Secretary Gresham. the conients of which
he ill not yet make public. No arrests
have been made.
In the lighting J.imrs Bane, purser ol
the Biiiish steamer Engineer, who was
st uidm on ihe levee w hen the first at
tack was made re.-cived four wounds,
three in the head and one in the arm. Ib
is dangerously wounded.
SHOOTING OF THE ENGLISHMAN'.
Washivotov. March 12. Sir Julian
r.iunc t' t. . 1 1 it- l'.nt U Ani''..s i1,t, i!i -evening
received a lele-jiani fom the
British Consul nt New Orleans, inrorm-
i-ig Inm ot i u- shooting (luring the not
i his mom nr ol i'urser il.oie, ol the firil-
'sli steamer Knsrinecr. Tt'e C o. sul
ed in his t. -leram that ti c city was
terrible state ol ex iiemcnt. and t'ne
of the Ku;ine' r wcie leiiful that
might lx; attufkeil. He, I lien f 'V.-, earn
estly ri quested th it some action lie tak-n
to iosurc their sntV-ty.
Spc-ikinu of the maiter. Sir.Iulian sniil:
"You know tlu- lily ol New Uilears i
very much perturl.-d just now', Lut the
Govciuor of I lie S'a'e. I am as.-u red. is
able to iju -II i he dituriinic-. As soon
as I rvee; v.-d the teiernin bom Coi-ul
St. John I uirned the inailer oer to the
Secreiary ol Sate, and he informed n'.c
that he would com mune tc with theGov-
rnor of the State, sj t iut the maiter may
Further than tliisSir Julian re'tned to
talk upon the mathr.
1 liave a limitetl supply of Cotton Gu
ano that I will sell
A TON FOB A FOUR HUN
DRED POUND BALE OF
The cotton to be elelivtnd on or before
November 1st, 1895.
Also a full line of Truck Fertilizers
Kuinif, Acid, Phosphate. &;., on hand
anil lor Hale on rex-eiDable terms.
J&See me before you buy.
KIXSTIIV NOW K Kill 1 1 IH ii.
Finer Slruelures Tlinn Ilie HI Ones
Will Soon bo in the I'liiee ol Ilie
From the Free l'n- c clip what
In seakin ol' Kins; on"s ore it fine the
New Hkhnk Jot'KN.vL savs: "Xotwith
sianding iheevicnt of the disaster, Kin
ston's brave business men will rise to i lie
occasion and rallying fio n their trouble
will beslir thenisehes and make ihe
burned district rise plnc:iix-like fioinii
aslus and become again a tl. uriliii's;iiiisi
nis? h cality." That is true. Our busi
ness men have already commenced woi'K.
The tuwn will bj more leaiitii"iil than
The brii k ai-e ntarly ail cleaned oil"
from the burnil distiict and our p"ople
w ill commence rebuilding at once Hotel
Till I will be nb.iilt l.elter than it was
before. Messrs. 15 V". (Janadv, V. ('.
Fields. J no. h. Nelson, S. II. Abbott, J.
YV. CoHius, Einstein Hros , S. II. Loftin
t'ettinger I!r;i-.. .1. A. Pridueu, perhaps
otln r losers lv i he tiit tire, are going
i !. t -i I .i . 1 wlh piepaiatsoi.v :' n 1 e
buil.iing. Chas. F. Dunn, colored, has purchased
the lot and walls wln r- Mr. Kornespiy
u el to keep, from Mrs. YV. L. Kennedy,
and will Imild on ir. The walls of this
building arc pronounced good.
The walls of Mr. I. A. PridgenV store
arc the only ones that stood the lest in
the first tire.
The Five Ihes is olad to observe the
promptness with which Kington's people
have gone to work to rebuild. It shows
the gr-at confidence they have in lite
town. In one or two years, the only ap
parent result from the lire will I e tiuer
buildings, upon ih uho'e. where now
stand only broken walls and pi'es of
A lew of our citizci s who oi by the
firis are haviu'.' trouble in coming to
terms wilh the insurance adiusurs. most
"t whom are very sharp and look closelv
into technicalities w ith which to beat
down the amount lo bu viid, though .he
loss may lieseverii linit-s ihc insurance.
One or two law-suits ma,- le the outcome
ol some disagreements.
NF.WS IN It It IKK.
I.. H. Wyatt of U ih igh has assigned.
His asseils and liabilities arc loth
Mr. O. J. Carroll has been chosen chief
ma-sinal at the unveiling of i lie Confeder
ate monument in Kaleigh on the 20lh of
May. An admirahle selection.
The Pnissian Government has ordered
that all scbooN te closed on April 1st,
B'Smark's birthday. Sjieeial prayers will
!e otlered in all the Evangelical churches
for Uismaick on Sunday, March 31.
A ilavana dispa'ch says nothing is
known there of the Spanish cruiser firing
upon the American steamer Allianca off
the Cuhan coast last week. The Di part
ment of Marine Affairs telegraphed to
Gibrata for details.
Captain Lsonuid G. Shepherd, Chief
of the Ilevenue Marine Division, U. S.
Treasury IX-par'.nuiil, died Thurselay
alttrnoon of jincuniouia after au illness of
Ilolr, Pchaifcr ifc Co., lirge tobacco
dea!cis Lynchburg, Va., h ive made an
assignment. Liabilities ri presentexl to he
about $4"0.000, mostly iue ri foreign
The Central News correspondent in
Maelnd says; '-Private telegrams from
Cuba do nut confirm the official state
ment that the rebellion has hi en virtually
crushed. They dce-lare tnat the insur
gents gain strength daily.
"'SteVart Brothers, who seemed the
State, piiuting by a notorious j ib, pro
pose to have part of the 'vfoik elone in
Richmond, Va., while North Carolina
printers in Ilileigh are discharged. This
is the Fusion way of "building up home
industry.' " News & Observer.
The Spanish Government has liegun
exercising strict censorship over all dis
patches t unel from Cuba. Nothing
unfavorable to to the G ivernmcnt is per
mitted to pas. No cipher messages are
sent unlcsstiie key be given to the Gov
ernment. Hod. Win. L. Wi'son. Postmasler
General, has accepted tin invitation to at
tend ihe Un'.versity oi 'irginia alumni
banquet which will he given in Rich
mond April 17ih, aiul will ivspon I to a
You ought not to criticize us too
much,'' said a Hep Wednesday. "We did
not appoint but 80 or 00 negro magis
trate." It is another excus-? of "en'v a
little one." Ne-vs & Observer.
'1 lie Lighthouse B'ard give- noiie-e
that on March fjih, 1895, the schooner
Drift was liiooietl as a light vessel in
aliout 24 feet of water on the wet side of
Chesapeake bay, an 1 rf the .south side
entrance to the Potomac rivi r.
The News& Observer gives a list of the
Shite Senators and the offices with winch
the Republican and Populist nvinbei.
provided themse ves. It di el ires that
there ought to l.e an auiendm r.t to the
Constltulio1. forbidding; members to hold
onii-e either e r. ate 1 or filled by the Leg
ist iiure .
It is f a red tuat the 'Spanish cruiser
Reini Tegeiite. focjiidered in the storm
last Saturday on the Spauisli coast. L'he
was a steel dee-keel pr. tevted cuii-er ol
4.80O tons displacement anil 111. 000 horse
pow er. She was laune bed in 1887. and
was a sister 'hip of the Alfonso III, and
and the Lepanto. Her speed wan '20 J
The News iV Oliserver give- th's item:
"There are a number ot women suffra
gists in this Legisiamn , but with a xiiid
Democratic vote at bis back, ilr. Monioe
sueCccdeil, afler an eloquent speech, ii
de'eating Sen dor (ir nil's bill to put
women on the school boarj ol (J ildsl.oro.
It h id ( reated much interest and a debate
lh.d biought in the lull iange of tin
woman's rights (pjesiion.
Piesidtnt Dole nas slightly modified
the sentence of e-0.uecn Lil, of Hawaii,
by remitting 111'- hard labor feature of it.
Her sentence is for five ears aid she will
for the p'esent he conrined in the Exe--u-live
bui ding. Lately active najive roval
is. s h iving b en defeated in n storing l he
menarchy are now' seeking the unn xation
of Hawaii to the I'niied Stales. They
have formed a league for the puipo.-e a Dei
tl.c m.jveiueiit is gaming cou.-ider.eb'.e
Four Italian .-is.sassir.s who were cod
mine rs, were shot en the 12th inst by
Colorado lynchers. They bnnally mur
elcred a deputy sheriff. They acknowl
o :gel their guilt and it was clearly proven
boiihsat the inquest. At the clo-e oT
the inquest the mob lushed for ihem and
ridilleil them with bu'lets b fore the
sheriff and his assistants cou'el raise a
hand to proteet tlie-m. A hundred or
more Italians swore vengeace before
morning. Roth (actions are arming
themselves nn.l a collision is expected at
The News and Obseiver lells ol s b:g
raid by revenue men in Montgomery
county. The raiders hauled in n large
mooiishiue still and ouifit. Deputy (iil
son led the raid. When the raiders
reached the spot the y found the distiller
had taken to the woods, but two boys one
about sixteen and the other twenty years
ehl, w ere fount! lying aslet p in the house.
They were w aketl up, and am sled; they
said the still belonged to their father. The
copper still was of a hundred gallons ca
pacity, and in the outfit were twenty
wat-b tubs, lour thousand gallons of beer
and thirty gallons of w hisky. The whole
outfit was dcstioyed.
j FUSION PLANS MISCARRY.
So Many Went Hume When Pay
' ( eased That Legislation
, 4 oiiseqiienll.v the State Knilroaels Ro
I iiininj I'ntonched OemocrntN f'on
I timte to Control the Penitentiary
I And Hold Threatened Offices-tin v.
t'ltrr'a Bold Move.
The Democrats were winmrs Weilnes
d.tv. The Fusionists were furious with
j impotent lage. There were several sur
1 prises in store for them during the day.
! l'liey had resorted to revolutionary pro
I i eeilings, hitherto unknown in tfe iiisloiy
ol the Stale, to make places for their fol
lowers, in the Pi nitt m iary and State
Library. Tluy bad parcelled out the
I places to their satislartion. and after the
I caucus action of selecting the head men,
i thought that they already had the pie in
, Hut it now tun s out that the disgiace
ful U'oce d ius ,,f Tiues lay night were "f
ro avail, and th it tl. e Fusionists could
not bag their game. They had the "coon"
to qmte the wnids of Henderson of
Wilkes: they hail: he inclinal on to ".-kin
him." but their majority had, Arab-like,
folded, tin ir tent-, and "stohn awav"
home, upon the expiration of sixty days
win n tin ir pay expired, and their pr.rtisan
schemes, for the want of a quorum, failed.
BAFFLED ON' STATE LIBRARIAN.
The Fusionists had passed a bill t lurn
out the present State Librarian, and elect
K. II. S anloid, a clerk, in his stead.
When the tellers reported l lie vote, Stan
ford, like Kitchin, had fillen to the bot
tom of the well to keep him company,
lie received only 74 votes when 80 were
n ec eit i y .
EWART AN" I ("COOK MIST BAIT AWHILE.
The n xt surprise that .-tuiimil the
Fusionists was a communication from the
Governor appointing Ibm. O P. Mt ares
Judge of the Eastern Criminal Circuit
(Cook hail been elected by the legislature)
and Thos. A. Jonis, Judge of the Wes
tern Criminal Circuit) Eait had been
ekcte 1 by the Legislature ) This was an
unexpected bomb that exploited, and
scattered the Fusionists in consternation.
It was the Governot s notice that he iu
tetnleil to stand upon his constitutional
right to appoint to all Judgeships, an el to
frustrate the s -lienie to foist Radical legis
tors upon the bench in violation of the
Constitution. Kwart was sd nervous all
day that he waddled about like a chicken
w ith its head off. Cook is at home sick,
and, ol course, his rage could not be seen.
KITCHIN FALLS OUTSIDK THE BREAST
WORKS. Capt. Buck Kitchin fell outside the
He wanted a job. lie wanted it bad.
He spent sixty elays in Raleigh lobbying
for it. He finally got the caucus to agree
to change the penitentiary law so that
new Populist directors would elect him to
Mr. Leazar's place as superintendent.
PICTUKE OF BAFFLED RAGE.
The Republicans were not very anxious
(or Captain Kitchin to have this job, and
appoint Populists to all subordinate posi
tions in it. Three of them told a Demo
cratic member that they would like to see
Kitchin defeated if it could le secietly
done. The Republicans had already got
ten their share of the spoils, and their
ardor to secure a place for an objection
Populist was not great. Their pay had
given out and their clcshe to get home
was greater than their de-ire lo give
Kitchen and some others an office. And
so. when the vi te lor directors of tiie pen
itentiary was taken, many members hael
gone home, and the newel rectors received
only 77 votes, while it. required 80 votes
to elect. When this f ict became appar
ent, the w'rath of the Fusionists knew no
Ijounds. They were consumed wilh im
potent rage, and wire besiele themselves
with disappointment, chagrin, and fury.
Their faces presented a study of baffled
When the tellers presented their report
in the Senate the Lieutenant Governor
stated that there . had lieeu no election.
If he had hit Senator Rice in the face
w ith a brick, that Senator could not have
reeled more than he did when the signifi
cance of the Lieut. Governor's p'ain state
ment was realized. He gasped for breath,
ami askeel if the Senate, regardless ol the
fact that less than a majority had voted,
could not adopt a resolution declaring the
Fusionists elected. Senator Paddison took
up the cold trail twice, ami argued thai
immemorial usage ought to be se t asitle,
if necessary, to enable the Fusionists to
put in thi ir caucus nominees. The Lieut
Governor asked the Senator il he could
cite a pie e-lent in any State in the Union
for the position lie was contending for.
He could not. He. sat down, a sadder if
not a wist r man.
Speak-er Walsei, although he well
knew there was no election, declined to
so rule. He dared not rule that the Fu
sionists had been elected, and he was not
brave enough to render a decision that the
Boss s did not want.
ki:n lacy dem., c omes in ahead.
The next surprise was the confirmation
by the Senate of i. R Lacy as Coin in is
sioner of Labor Statistics. The caucus
had decreed I o abolish this office, but
there hail been some kicking. The Gov
ernor did not send the appointment in
until yesterday morning, nnd then, with
no quorum, the Fusionists could cot have
repealed the. law. Rejection of Lacy
nit-ant to leave the office unfilled and then
the Governor coulJ le appoint. With
tl'is state of alTiirs staring them in the
face, the Fusionists trade a v'ntue of a
necessity. Starl uck ami Carver s-iid it
would be very unpopular lo n j ct a nie
chanic, pai t ieulai ly sini e tiny were ap
pealing for the labor vole. And so JJen.
I-acy.iike a brand -avid from the burning,
esiape I, huh h to the sati-fac tioii of all
state railroads l'"i'orCHKD.
The hungry ones who wanted a chance
to wreck the A. and N. C. Railioail and
tho N. C. Railroad are disappointed.
B 'th bills l.) that end failed, and tho
man igeirent o!" these two mads w id ic
RK.PtHI.ICAX TI'.KACin'KV AM) I'Ol'U
"The Democrats have lairly heat us,''
said an extreme Populist last night. It
was due to Republican treichcry ai.d
Never mind the cause. The people
will rejoice that sojiethuig was saved
from the wreck. Xews c Observer.
LOOKED OCT FOR THEMSELVES.
All Oflioes Save One Given to the Leg
islator or Their Relatives.
Judging from the following statement
; by the Raleigh correspondent of the Wil
rmington Messenger the legislature which
i ha just ended its session w as a ih ill be
. liever in and practicar of nepotism-
"One of the most prominent Republi
cans in the State saiel to me today: "Do
y'ou know that w ith the exceptieui of S.
, Otho Wilson, not a man has been elected .
to an office by this Legislature hut a mem
ber or a relative ol a member.''
I Important Fair Meeting;,
A veiy important meeting of the direc
tors of the Fair Association will be held
J tonight in the Citizens' bank nt half past
seven o'clock. The presence of every
i director is reepiested.
The meeting of the stockholders will lie
I held next Tuesday night. Notice of the
place at which it will be held will be
' given later.
OPF.NF.O IS HIS SEW STORK.
.Ilr. II . B. 1iiU. One or Now Berne'a
Most &ncceHfnl Merehaute Moves
Into Larrer and Better Place ol
I Mr. H. B. Dully is now in his own
store. 01 Pollock St., which has just beer,
i enlarged and n modelled and newly
equipped to nitet the requirements of his
i ex 1 ciisi e and constantly increasing busi
ness. His nt w stand is a two-story store of
j high pitch, ample width, 120 feet deep.
I well tiuisbed and newly tilted up with
I well planned shelvts, excellent counteis
and every needed convcn'ence,(ineluding a
handsome office and fine l.urglar and fire
! proof sate) to adapt it to the requirements
intents of hoih his retail and wholesale
trade. The lower floor is devoted to the
loriuer. the upper floor to the latter.
1 he stoie is so anaeged that Mr. Duffy's,
stock shows to splendid ml vantage. Each
purl is finely adapted to the storage and dis
play of I lie class of goods it is designed
for .uid tl e light and ventilation in eei y
portion is good much better than in the
majoiity of stores of its magnitude.
The millinery department has been
placed conspicuously to the front, occu
pying one sieie for ejuite a gooel sp .c-.-.
Ihrce elegant uptight cases for the mil
linery, the central one ol oak. the otlur
two of walnut ceupy about thirty feet of
the portion devoted to millinery. They
and their contents w ill not fail to ntt'Rct
the a lention of all who euter the store.
This department is pre-ideei over by the
efficient i.ative milliner. Miss Mimie
Dawson, who lias thoroughly qualified
herself for managing everything petaining
The store and stork throughout shows
well in every particular.
Twelve yiars ago Mr. Duffy began
business in the store now occupied by Mr.
H. L. Hall, book-seller. When his in
crease of business demanded it, he move I
into the one which he vacates for .his
present commodious one.
Mr. Duffy is one of New Berne"s most
careful anil cini-ervative business n en.
1 he years ago n ached a
point where he. did business on
a large scale. lie possesses
an inherent tact for merchandising, the
trial MM be seen manifesting itself in
him even in his school-boy days and Ii i s
after life has been only a histoiy ofi
sound and shady successes, due to Ins
good judgment, industry and ever watch
ful attention to his business. We look
to see the success which has a1 ways at
teneleel him heretofore follow him now in
still larger measure.
PRESFA'T WORK OS THE FARMS.
The Crops Jnst Planted and Condition
orthvGrowltiK Ones. I'p With the
Seasou bnt Behind the Calender.
The trucking and general interests sur
rounding New Berne are of such impor
tance that crop prospects never l.dl to
be an interesting topic. Mr. Daniel Lane
in the following article furnished the
Joupnal gives n fair idea of the conditions
now existing. He says;
" The past two weeks have been filled
with busy work putting In the potato
crop, sow ing oats, &c. We hear o1 a few
rotting that were planted cm ground loo
wet, or put too much iu contact with the
fertilizer in the drill.
It hikes a large amount o( fertilizer eli
rictid by a great amount of brain to p'an,
and secure a remunerative truck crop
every year, but it can be done.
"Cabbages have died in some places
very much, a sample of dead plants lias
been s-nt to the Experiment station ut
Raleigh to learn the cause and remedy if
possible, and when we know what it is
we will let ad who are concerned know.
' Irome say here it was cold that killed
the cabbage plants, but in some places
this is not the case we know, for in one
patch of cabbage that followed peas and
giass. very few died, while another not
far from it, which followed lull potatoes,
died badly, thought the l itter was bettor
protected than the former from cold.
"Peas are coming up. and those planted
two weeks ago are nearly even with those
planted two months ago, some have rolled
in the ground.
'If protracted rains do not hinder
plowing from now on, perhaps the bu
rners aboiit lcre, are ab mt n p with the
seasons, if behind the calendar."
IJiPROYKMKSTS AT Till! SKISKK.
t'nder Manager F.
I.. Perry. A t'on
Several chftngi s for the better are lKung
mailc at Ileitel Neusee by Mr. Fred L.
Perry, w ho has just taken charge of it as
The eastern room on the first floor
which i nns the full lcngili of the building
is having a partition put in. The front
portion will hereafter serve as the office.
It will be carpe'eel and neatly furnished.
The rear portion, which is left larger than
the (rout will 11 reafler he the dining
The harbor shop, which will continue
to have the same experts in it as hereto
fore has a'ready been moved into the
nicely finished and well-lighted base
ment. The hotel has been n -wly equipped
with oak furniture, tue halls are nicely
carpeted, also there a:e bath
rooms. Sec, on etch floor, speaking tulies
and call bells all over Hie house, and le
sides the office there is a pleasantly fur
nished upper sitting loom with over a
doiten window s on tim e sides to catch the
passing b-eeze from every side.
The Neusee is a cozy and centrally lo
cated hotel, and Mr. Perry in taking
charge declares his intention f making it
a good one in cv. ry way. The prist e x
perience he has had along this line lor
iumself and with h;s brother, the late
lamented, Mr. Benj. L. Perry at the
famous summer resort, lha Atlantic
Hotel, Morebead city, will siand him in
good stead. Weh"P'tos"e him get a
good run of profitable patronage.
BUST OYSTERS OF TIIE SEASON.
Tlie'y Command a Priee Five Times as
Great as Some Others on the Market
Capt. .las. Mason, of Pillenlary, on the
banks, w as up to the city with his oyster
vessel, the Laviuia Thomas well, loaded.
He had the finest planted oysters llii-t
have lieen on the market this season, and
there was no troiibh jin disposing ot them
at a gooel price.
Oysters lime been so abundant lately
that good ones were selling at thirty cents
and small ones at only twenty cents per
bushel; yet, so huge, lat aucl luscious
were those of Capt. Mason's that they
readily commanded one dollar a bushel.
The captain evidently knows bow b
In reference to oyster legislation. Cap
tain Mason expresses hiiusi It as inflexibly
opposed to allowing dredging anywhere
by anybody, and he says his neighbors
are ol the same opinion. He declares it
will destroy the oyster and bring starva
tion to those who slid continued to de
pend on them for a living.
He says the native oysteruien do not
want dredging it is new comers or out
siclers who advocate it that restrictions
limiting it to citizens of the Slate will be
evaded by sham sales of boats (pretended
native owners and native captain and
that restrictions as to deep water dredging
, i , it.- i. . i
win ue evatieei oy mgiii wom.
THAT A.vV N.l. If. U. AM LIN DM' T
! And Hie Sensation William's Bold
! Speech Created,
He "Hit the Fusionists RiKlit Between
tho Eyes"--. A Copy ol' Iho Amend
ment, (lie Remarks ami the Vote
I poii il.
From tl e Wilmington Messenger's ac
count of the proi-ce lings of the Legisla
ture on Wcdncsd i in lvler. lice to the A. j
e.v. N. C R. R. charier we take the
The bill to amend t lie charter of the
Atlantic and Ninth Carolina r.iilway
canie iiji. lis reading was demanded. .
f i- iitl, ..I' 11 1.. r.lV .... 1 ., .,,e,,.l I
me nts. He. siid this was simply a politi
cal movi inent, and ilie changes proposed
in the bill were tn-ide simply to gio
I places to political lavorites. The bill left
the private slockhoMe-is without any pro
; tectum at ail. but put all the power in the
j hands of one man, who is even given
p iwi r to sell the road. He urgi d the
opposition to look on the matter in a busi
m ss light ami put themselves clear of
caucus intluenei s.
Mr. Hay said this Legislature has cx-hnii-tcil
all the menu 4 known to men to
fill otli. es and to create new offices, for
the greedy seekers after them. Hut so far
nothing had lieen done by llieni above the
dignity of a slngh: ol hand performance.
This was the ow ning act of folly. It
would involve the State in a long law
suit, and tln usands of doliars. The char
ter cannot be changed. The courts so
The following are Mr. Smith's amend
ments: "Provided that no saie nor lease
nor either disposition of said railway shall
lje ce'iisumiiia'ed without the co.icur
rence ol at least niiie-leni lis of the entire
stock of said railw ay company."
To u::ik: the follow ing section 3 of the
That the directors on behalf of the
S'ate in said company as sue-cessors to the
present State di rectors in said company
shall be elected by the L gislal ure m like
manner as said Stale proxy nnd the
direciois on hi hall o! the State elected
by this Legislature shall hold office from
the elate of t heir election until their suc
cessors are duly elected or be appointed as
below presenle !, and the commission of
each director cm the part of the Slate
elected by tins or any succeeding L'gis'a
ture shall le in the san. e lorm as that
hereinafter pr. scribed for the commission
of said Si de p;oxy. In case of a vacancy,
caused by death or oiheiwise, in tiie office
ofdiiector on the part of the State, saie I
State proxy is bet cby authorized lo and
directed to liil the vacancy.''
Mr. French said that the fusionists had
consulted counsel, and were assured that
the b 11 was coustituPonal. He called on
bis siele to vote down all amendments.
Mr. Williams of Craveu, moved to table
Mr. Smith's amendments, saying that
there was rascality in tee bill, that it was
an attempt to steal tiie property and that
as this was to be made lie wauted to
know who the thieves were. He said he
was a Republican, but w ould not submit
to seeing the private stockholders swin
1 1 K tl. He said ihat there was a ling la
this business and that he had ready au
amendment requiring the State proxy to
give bond in fhmble the value of the pri
vate stock. He said the bill now requires
no bond, but .simply puts the whole busi
ness iD the bauds of one man.
Mr. Williams' bold speech caused a sen
sation and hit the bold-laced fusionists
right between the eyes.
Several Democratic members explained
their votes on the motion to table end
poured hot shot into the fusionists. whose
professions o! reform they riddled.
Mr. Smith ol Siunly said the clay of
reckoning would come.
Young, of Wake, voted aye, with Mr.
Williams, saying as did other--, that Craven
hael a larger priate interest in this roael
and hence that Mr. Williams' wishes were
worthy of the consideration.
The vole was ayes, 31, noes. 48. So the
bill was not tabled.
Mr. French at once called the
vioiis- question and Ihe amendment of
Mr. Smith were voted down.
Mr. Williams' amendments were nad
and Mr. French tried to crowd them out,
but Spe-.ker WaNer saiel Mr. Williams
had sent thetn to him iasc night. These
were-just the s.une as those of Mr. Smith,
Mr Ray demanded the yeas and nays
and the amendments were lost.
Mr Normi-nt voted aye, saying Ihe
amendments hael nient in ihem. The bill
came up o i s.cond reading. The Vote
was ayes, 4 7; noes, 17.
Mr. Ray Ix'fore this result was announ
ced demanded a recount.
Speaker Wals-.-r said that he wauled to
protect the clerk.
Mr. Ray said that he had as hit i regard
for the chrk as the Speaker had. He said
there were errors, lie was put down ns
voting where he had not voled.
Mr. Smith, of Gates, said he had voted
aye. He was recorded as veiting ro.
Mr. Kllis said that he should oppose
any rei-ourds liet'eafier.
Mi- Vm-irl, s o.l Ir t ,--,!.,i;,, r!
the rules of Legislative as vinblies to ele
mand a recount until the vote was an
The Speaker saiel he would appoint
Messrs. Ray ami Turner of Milche 1. to
serve as perm uv nt tellers until the end of
The vole was ayes, 52: noe , 17.
Mr. Gentry (Uepj said he was not here
to antagonize any interests such as were
adopted by this bill, anil voted no; so did
Messrs. Linebick. Young and WtLiams.
Mr. French made a motion te suspend
the rules and put the bill e n its thitd read
ing, anil Mr. Kav objecte I.
Mr. French said he would then perhaps
make a motion lo make Hie bill a special
order for next Saturelay.
Mr. Ray saiel lit was here to elo his eluly
if it took until next Ju' v.
The motion to suspend ihe rules faded,
only o2 voting for it
Mr FreiH'li then nie.de a motion to make
the bill spec al order lor 0:30 a. in. to mor
row. 1 tits was declared adopted bv
ae an l in vote.
aid a mafinty were re
aiul a-k'.el tor the veas
Cjtii n d to do t hi.-
and nays, j
Mr. Smith said the hour ol meeting was !
10 o'cli ck a. m. and Ihe piocceding; was!
irregular to meet at 9:::i o'clock. The ave ;
and no vote was then taken on the mo-
tion to make the Mil special order for 9:30 i
o'clock. The re-suit was nvis. 59; noes,
20. So the rules were tut suspended. j
Ooalh ol Mrs. John S. Long;.
A telegram received Friday morning
announced the death at Rdeigh of Mrs.,
Annie Matsh Long, wife of" Hon. Jno. S.
Long, LL. D., of New Berne. Mrs. ,
Long had been slightly ill a few days but
no danger hail been apprehended.
THE HATTERAS LIGHTHOCSE.
Plans for the Work in an Advanced
The Lighthouse Board is informed lhati
the temporary slruciuie at Jhamond:
Shoa's. North Canlina. withstood the
recent stormy weather well, being but 1
Superintendent of Cons ruci ion Rettig, :
who made the examination, made sound-;
ings there and reports but little if any j
"scouring" in the sam I about the struct
ure, confirming the oiwnion heretofore t
held that the bottom is of sufficient thin
ness to cieet upon it a lighthouse. The j
plans are in an advanced stage of prcpara- I
I n the 4'ity ol F.lius unel Vieinity,
Gathered in and Briefly Told.
Mr. Joe K. Willis is preparing a hand
some monument o be eivctid to the
memory of Mrs. W. M. Wals.ui.
Tine present is the
year in the history of ;h
now Ins 403 si itdeats.
e I'niversit v. It
"Disbanded. The Fred. Douglass Me-
moii d Assoc '-llii ill elo: y.l". That is the
way the Wilmington Messenger headed i c
j notice of the adjournment of die Legls
The Free Press says: '-We uudt rstand
that Messrs. F.. ILK. F. Per v, L W.
Dawson, .hum s F. P.irrott and Jno. F.
Mewb .rne, white, ami J..e llargett. Chas.
F. Dunn and Star Hicks, colored, have
been elected magistrates for Kinston
The mill at Nelson's Ferry 1 as starteel
up again and Guy S. Lane, of Bella"' has
rented the store at that p'ace and is put
ting in a full stock for ihe Spring tra'le.
1 ne popular salesman ben. . wncox
will attend to the store at the ferry.
The well knon and popular lecturer
Mr. ILnrv W. Blount editor of the Wil
son Miiror is to deliver a lecture at Jack.
sonville. April 1st, 0r the benefit of the
Baptist church there, so we learn from the
Lt. F. Winslow who bns been up to
Raleigh, returnee) home last night. He
gives Representali ve Williams great credit
ior his gallant fight in behalf of the A. Sc.
N. C. R. R. ami declares it was owing to
him thai the road was saved.
On Tuesday, the 8th inst., a milium
sized btar was killed in the Methodist
church yard at Little Swilt creek. The
dogs got aTler the bear in the swamp near
by and the bear ran to the church yard,
which is on the main roael. an 1 climbed
one eil the trees, and there Mr. Toler
of the neighborhood shot him.
Owing to Ihc prosperity with which
this section has luecn favored alcI the wise
managnient ol the A. .x. N. C. Railroad
the dividends to the State from the At
lantic and Noith Carolina Railroad for
the three years past aggregate $75,990.
The people are g'ad to see that the plan
of the fusionists to grab the road failed
He Aoktiowled&rod Himself tinilty of
Ma :ist rate Emmet Staph ford of Olym
pia, recently had a criminal libel suit be
fore hint, charging a young man of that
neighborhood with slander against a
The accused at first stoutly denied hav
ing made the remaiks attributed to him,
but there being sufficient evidence .-.gainst
him, and also conclusive evidence of their
falsity, he sign- d a paper retracting every
thing he said and acknowledging that he
was guilty of wilful and malicious slan
der, tie diel this witho. t even waiting
for i lie evidence to be taken. This hav
ing been done the suit was withdiawn.
ROBBERS CATGUT AT II EA I FORT.
An Organized Band That Has Been
Terrorizing Our Seighbor Town.
Special to Jol'KXAL.
Hko foiit, N. C, M irch 15. For the
past six months an organized gang of
thieves have been terrorizing our town to
such an extent that no one fe't safe. All
the principal stores uud many dwellings
have been robbed.
We employed a elelctive who planned
and joined them iu bteaking into Jones'
anil Fotiaw 's store last night.
Four of the gang were captured and
are new injdl. Thos. Duscan.
.Mistaken as to a Historical Fact.
Some of the telegrams sent out aoout
Cleveland's hunting trip and the "Violet"
covering partol the course that Sir Walter
Raleigh is supposed to have tailed when
he entered what is now called Ocracoke
Inlet and founded his iU-fated colony on
The sender of Ihe telcgiam is mistaken
ns to the lachs. Though Raleigh is the
pionee r and father of the first English sst
tlement on this contiuent, sending over
several colonies, and though what he did
at Roanoke Island led to the settlement at
Jamestown, Va.. which was the first
permanent one, he, himself, never came
to North Ameiica lie was m t even in
the waters of North America. lie v isited
Seiutli America iu person, but uot Noith
l..-)00 BOXES' EGGS.
And Other Proilnee Made Cn the Car
g:o ol" the Seitse Yesterday.
The steamer Ncuss took out four
thousand and five hundred dozen eggs
The steamers take out shipments of
eggs by almost every tiip made, especially
in ihc Spring of the year, but this s lar
ger than usual. Generally it is nt
this sason from about, a thousand to fif
teen hundred dozen. The e.2g business
looks h';e a small affair, but in the ag
gregate it counts up greatly, reaching into
hundreds of thousands of cWsns annually
and helping to swell the money in circu
Piiultry is also regularly shipped.
Some that w;1 on yesterday was to go as
far ns Philadelphia. There was also a
very good supply oITr'sh potatoes. They
were fall growu ones whicii the truckers
are now shipping away.
There were also five hundred bales ol
cotton and o quuitity of fresh fish besides
More fish shipments were to be addid
i w lun Roanoke Island was reached. The
Neuse took three hundred and nine large
boxes, about t wer.ty-th ree thousand shad
I from there on her last trip.
With such a diversity of profitable in
i forests it can be rearlilv seen that New
Berne's advantages are not small by any
HEALTHFCLSESS OF THE COAST.
Eleven Brothers anil Sisters all Liv
ing and 171 Oeseenelents.
We tell elsewhere of remarkably fine
planted oysteis which Capt. Jas. Masor
of Pillenlary had in market yestetday.
It. telling of the Captain's good oysters, it
will not be amis-; to tell something of j
himself and his interesting family. " I
He is one of a family of eleven eight
brothers and three sislejs, and they are all I
living. The youngest is forty-two years of
age. Tin Captain is the oldest he is
seventy-five but he is hale, hearty and
strong, and can do as much work now as
the average man of twenty.
Two years ago the cli'ildreu, grand
children and great grand-children of
Capt. Mason and his brothers
and sisters were counted up and there
were 174 of them then (we are not infor
med as to how many there are now) and
they all live on the sea coast, getting their
living from the waters, feasting on their
fish, oysters and other- products and
enjoying the invigorating and health
lael en breezes.
How does this show for North Carolina
healtlihihie-s and longevity.
There will bo a grand biblical assembly
held at Ashevilie this summer, beginning
the 18th of August.
MISS CARUIE E. CUTTER.
A Yonns Northern Heroine.
Burled in the Sew Berne Sational
Cemetery The Only Lady Whom the
I'niied States Has Furnished With a
Editor Journal: Having arrived
in town lor the purpose of visiting the
National Cemetery here located, uiv at
tention was called to certain statements
in the "New Berne City Directory,1898,"
concerning my late sister, Miss Ca trie E.
Cutter, nurse, 21st Regt. Mass. Vols.
Miss Carrie E. Cutter, daughter of
Surgeon Ctdvin Cu.'tcr, author of Cutter's
School Physiologies, was born in New
Hampshire, July 28th, 1843. She was
educated at Prof. Russell's Private Semi
nary at Lancaster, Mass., at Mount
llolyoke Female Seminary, Mass., and at
a Private German School in Pennsyl
vania. In April, 1861, she was on the
eve of her departure for three years' tour
and study in Europe when the ouhet of
the civil war wrecked her plans. The
writer's most vivid remembrance of her
was, as she distributed New Testaments
to the ' olunleers drawn up on the rail
evay plat lorm of his native town on the
morning of their departure for camp. She
was lithe, well formed, tine featured with
grey eyes and light-brown hair. A few
weeks later her father was commissioned
as Surgeon ot the 21st Regt. Mass. Vols.,
going into camp in July, 1801.
In the month of Octoler, 18G1, at her
earnest, repeated requests she was per
mitted to join her father in camp at tlit
Naval Academy, Annapolis. Wheu the
Burnside Expedition was- ready to sail,
her elderly lady companion, Mrs. Studley
decided not to go forward. Miss Carrie
was permitted to proceed with the offi
cers of the 21st R gt. on the 3. S.
"Northerner.'' She witnessed the horrors
of those severe wintry gales oft' Hutteras
where so many founn watery graves.
During the action at Roanoke Island,
Feb. 8:h, she was on board the "North
erner'' caring for a dying scont a man
who enlisted from her home-town,
Charles PI ummer Tidd. This scout had
lived in my father's family fiom 1860 to
the time of his enlistment in the 21st
Kegt. in July, 1861. Tield's finncee lived
in Kansas. My mother has often told me
that my sister was never engaged to
Piuinme-r Tidd. The romance about
Chailes E. Coleelge, as given in the New
berne City Directory, has no foundation,
in fact Plummer Tidd died and was
buried at Asby's Harbor. My sister was
uuable to le piesent nt the interment.
After the action ot Roanoke Island,
Miss Carrie went ashore and labored uu
liringly in the care of the flick and the
w ounded. Being able to use the German
language she had especial charge of three
young Germans, who in their delirium,
had forgotten the English language. As
ihe result of her exertions, her privations
and tho climatic influences, she was in
disposed when she sailed on the "North
erner" for the mouih of the Neuse river
While the battle of Now Berne was rag
ing, the fever assumed an alarming fctate.
Her father was unable to reach her until
the 19th. When hope for recovery had
vanished, she requested to "be buried
with the soldier brave ou Roanoke Is
land.'' She passed away in her ?abin on
the U. S. S. S. "Noitberner'' early in the
morning of Match. 24th, 1862. Had she
lived till July, 1862, she would have been
niueteeu years of age !
By order of Gen'. Burnside her re
mains were forwarded on a special steam
er to Roanoke Island where she was
buried with the military honors bestowed
upon a colouel. At her request she was
interred by the side ot her friend, Orderly
Sergent Charles P. Tidd. Her father,
owing to duties, was unable to accom
pany the reunaiDS to the Island. When
the National Cemetery was established at
New Berge, by the order of the Secretary
of War, ber remains were removed to
New Berne. Her Dame is inscribed in
enduring bronze on the soldier's monu
ment erected in her home-town, Warren,
Massachuselts. The United States has
furnished her with a soldier's headstone
this beiog the only instance in which it
has been given.
John C. Cutter, M. D.
Late of the Imperial Japanese Service.
THE CRIMINAL CO CRT J IDG EM
Both Sets Will toalirv-Gov. Carr's
Authority for Appointing.
We have given the news of Gov. Can's
appointing Hon. O. P. Meares of New
Hanover county as Judge for the Eastern
Criminal Court the circuit of which is
composed of the counties of Craven, New
Hanover, Mecklenburg, Vnnce, Warren,
Robeson, Edgecombe and Halifax, and ol
his appointing Hon, Thomas A. Jones of
Buncombe county as Judge of the Crimi
nal Court composed ol the counties of
Buncond , Madison, Haywood and Hen
derson, both of which circuits were cre
ated by an act of the General Assembly,
ratified on the 12th day of last March-
The Wilmington Messenger of the 15th
has this to say of the appointments and
the provision which the Constitution pro
vides for makiDg them:
THE GOVERNOR 18 RIGHT.
In discussing the position taken by the
Governor in this matter a prominent Wil
mington lawyer, who is an able expositor
of the constitution, says it laises a very
pretty and interesting constitutional ques
tion. He stated that he had not looked
into the question tareful'y enough to de
clare himself on it, but he is inclined to
think that Governor Curr is correct in the
position he has taken.
Wg understand that the Governor has
acted on the advice of eminent counsel
and that he is fortified by the opinion ol
Attorney-General Osborue who has ex
amined the Constitution very thoroughly
nnd is very positive in his construction of
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS.
Section 2, Article 4 of the Constitution
of North Carolina is as follows:
"The .judicial power of the State shrill
be vesteil in a court for the tiial of im
peachments, a Supreme court, Superior
courts, Courts of Justices of the Peace,
and such other courts inferior to the Su
preme court as may lie established by
Section 10, Article 3, of the Constitu
tion, is as follows:
"The Governor shall nominate, and bv
and wilh the advice and consent ot a ma
jority of the Senators elect, appo-
officers whose offices are established j
this Constitution anil whose appointment
is not otherwise provided for."
From the section first quoted the Leg
islature gets its authority to establish a
Criminal court or a Criminal circuit,
which is a court "inferior to the Supreme
court.'' Under Section 10 it is held that
the judges of Criminal courts are "officers
whose offices are established by this Con
stitution and whose appointments are not
otherwise provided for." Clearly the
words ''appointments not otherwise pro
vided (or ' me in not othentiae prov 'ulcd for
in tiie Constitution and have uo reference
to their being provided for by the Legisla
ture, Of course; thre w ill he litigation to
decide a , to whether Cook or Meares is
Judge, and the matter will no doubt get
before tho Supreme court at once.
BOTH JUDGES WILL TAKE THE OATH OF
The Messenger learns that "Judge"
Cook proposes to take the oatli of office,
and that Judge Meares will eio the same,
and each will go ahead to aasune the
judicial functions. Judge Meares could
not be seeu last night, as he had gone to
Lake Waccamaw to visit his daughter,
Mrs. II. B. Short.
THE A. S. C. BAILBOAB BILL.
Its Ad venture In the Lt Lf;laiiBir
A False Entry About It Pmm
Strurk Out by Williams-Th Wmlt
Intention of the Bill.
A Raleigh special to the Wilmington
Messenger gives ihe following in reference
to the attempted action of the Legtsla
ture against the A. & N. C. R. R.
Representative Williams, Republican,
of Ciftven, tells me some history. - lie
says the House journal actually shoved
that a bill to amend the charier of the
Atlantic and North Carolina railway tad
passed the House and been ordered tu
rolled; the fact is, it passed IU MCOod
reading and that Williams, co-operatfog '
with the Democrats, preyented V third
reading. He discovered the entry regard
ing the bill in the clerk's office aodatruck
it off. ' . . .
He tells me that two weeks ago the
fusionists made their plan to gr& this
road and Senator Grant was to ba 6tte
proxy and he. Rice, Abbott and Duncan
were to be dire-ctors.
The arrangement for the grab of (he
North Carolina railway was thatfienator
Moody was to be State proxy. After
wan Is George Smathers' name WU put
iu. This bill wai tabl-d in the Senate.'
Such as Ours 'is
TO OBTAIN OUR PRESENT
BUSINESS, AND INTEND
TO NOT ONLY HOLD ;
IT, BUT TO
The way we propose
to do it, is to
to give the People tho
that can be bought in
the city tor the
. . . j
We know hey appr';f-
: om the increase .itt 'bur busK
ness. : '" "''"
Only examine it and
Yof'RS Vkry Trult,
47 & 49 Pollock 8t