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: fygUrdt ike W 0i -Yaw
StmB. G, emd aim erw.
2 Lite other who hate started out I
to get even Mr. Sherman may find
that it has OTerdone the business.
' ' 4 -. .TSTiat pity that Corbett aud
Fitnunmont cannot each be sen
: 5 tenced to aboat iUe year's silence.
. , -ThailTer Senators seem disposed
'V - to hT a aay about that proposed
- Senate reorganization.
. - - ' Wonder how many foreign gov-
S ' erniaenta get frightened at the
4 . : V itateaaeat, which follow every war
. ' ship, we lannch, that is the beet
. : aoat.
'. v; Veneauela has been orderiu g g u us,
' : v' tat it isn't apon her own guns, bnt
, : opoa those of Uncle Sam that the
:''r!2e9forprotoetion against British
Senator Sherman's book furnishes
l- good proof that be has really aban
: .doced hia long cherished Preeiden
.;rtUot orpriaing, in riew of
the diapatciiea he has sen t on t , t hat
i Campos, tbe Spanish 2eneral-in-;v
v-hief, in Cuba, should hare been
"..V TeporUd insane.
;"v jjj n. 1 - - -
- Senator Brioe may be very care-
f1 ful to keep politics cnt of bis Ohio
Railroads, tot all the same the men
' wbd vant to keep their jobs on those
roads are shotting for Campbell.
:' Tammany would probably gladly
a4d boons ten times the amount of
'. nit salary if some church on the
Pacific Coast could persuade Dr.
; Parkhant to lea re New York.
--' . U MrT Veo Allen had beon al
'fy'i lowed to becosM TJ. S. Ambassador
. - to Italy he might hare escaped being
'. oamed as corespondent in Col.
: V Colt's wit for diTorue.
? - - fymt"' Toller says ha baa no ob-
- jeQtkm to a Freaidant having three
tarmj, whioh shows that Mr. Teller
r ." is hrara enough to oppose public
;.-, . r - . in. v j-
f-lxports of oranges from Palermo,
Italy, to the fjnited States, were in-
creased 'gft tol Ust year because
-f the fail are of tbe Florida crop.
, The steel rail pool is made ap of
the Carnegie Steel company, the II
linois Steel company, the Pennsyl
' vania Steel company, the Cam br ia
- "Iron & tel company and the
- ; Ackawanna 8tsel company.
$coegaI, French Soudan, French
paiaoa and the Irory Coast are to
be nnited for political and military
purposes under the (roTemorner
aJ of VTeat Africa.
It is said that the wild lettuce is
"oneoZ two well-mared compass
plants, " and that it has the proper-
' ty of twisting its leares until they
poin straight upward, with the
edges direct north and south.
It ia said that if two tuning forks
p the same pitch are placed facing
each other, one sounding the other
silent, in a few seconds the silent
one will be giring oat s distinctly
Calais has dedicated monument,
bj Bo4in to Enatache de St. Pierre
and tbe tire other burghers who de
fended ihp town against Edward
JJ. fit England, and gare them
peltes up to be hanged to
. saye their townsmen when it snr
reodered. 'fTfhat fools these morUls be."
A grsat New ork daily notes that
tlte Duke of sfarlborough attended
ehnrch and adds: "No notice of
his presence was taken." Was it
expected that the -congregation
Would bow down and worship him ?
A young man, twenty-eight years
old, weighing fonr hound red and
ninety-six pounds, died at Fortune,
'" Hnmboldt eoonty, Cal., recently.
Es waa sir feet two inches high, and
Ilia immense balk wn symmetrical
Qeferrisg to the restaurant plan
on dining ear ia place of the meth
od of charging a fixed price for a
meal, General Passenger Agent
. P. G. Edwards, of the Cincinnati.
II antYn and Dayton, is quoted as
saying thst the change is sarin g Chat
road and the Monon 1200 a month.
Corn shipments from the United
Statsa are larger now than hare ever
been heretofore at this season of the
; year. - eery week's export since
- the middle of August hare exceeded
those of the corresponding week of
not only 184 but of erery prerioas
year. We hare shipped away U
000,000 bushels in nine weeks.
Tha weekly average hss been over
1.500,000 bushels, as compared with
lesa than 130,000 last year, abont
v 900,00 ia 1893 and only 500,00
bushels in respectively i892 and
Last week's shipments 1.680, G9
bushels were the largest of year,
or since the spring of 1894. This
reeotd was beaten but four times
last year and only three times iu
three times in 1893. The indica
tions, too. are favorable for a con-
t'mnance of heavy corn exports for
e?aral month. Ordinarily they
axe much heavier in tbe winter and
prtng th&n ia the summer or fall.
fl Mia to 0tMm.
Another roW mine has been di-1
rarered in Davidson county. Mr. .
M. Bmti, while prospecting, discov ered
fold mine on Mr. John G.
Sarrett' land, in Jackson Hill town
The Dinwtch laarns that it is
t prorinf to be rerj rich. A shaft has
'- pttri rank IS to 17 feet and over a
A rf mM fonnd. Aj much u
: T13 pennrwetght ha been found in J
' a Tk UrMt sum found
vuw hot. a r : . - -
TO MIET THE WAB ISSUE.
A Statement of Our AtMtwle
Toward Great Britain.
BbLb A.M) PATRIOIH' STAND.
The Aaiuiuiatratiou 1'repsred to tu
feree its Position A ew aud SUi
wart Pe ley Eaglsas Mut Either
Abssdoa Aggroftion on the Amerle'a
CootJseat or Uphold Her Claim by a
Show of Force The Riaxing Letter
f Seerelary Oloey Leaves Utr No
Alternative ass the Administt atlon is
Sublimely Indifferent to tbe Coarse
Waieh (h Iat mla U Parnoe 1 he
Ntxt Few Jloathst May l'rpwut a lit
itiarkablelLrisis In Xatioaal AftMrs
rh re Is Ho Ihrnbt of the Firmnx$ of
It ia Siife to nuv lii;it llit- American
lHDple tlo not at this moment fully
realia the sijfuificiue of juesent
diplomatic eoiulituinu imr the im
portance of the results to which
they may lead within the next few
months. The Nation is a jiroach
ing a crsis, compared with which, if
it le not happily averted, the Chil
liau incident was but a shadowy
spectacle. 'cry chse to a war with
England is this administration both
ireiuirel and determined to go
Whether we are U be plunged into
the tcrriblo ttbjbs of afi actual btruy-
gle is a iuetlioii which the future
alone can decide.
At present, however, there is am
pin foundation for Micving that
the programme for the future con
templates a (iitnatjor; more acute
aud critical than any which UiiSo;;
f runted the Ameriuui people for
many years. Tbio statement is not a
mere assumption. It is i matter of
t si. I a no's a n tsi on s.
For the preseut jnirjtoses of the
administration the sitij;itjon in
Venezuela is most oiortune. tt is
hardlr niM.vssarv to repeat that in
., I' ll 1
that small and practically defense -
less republic Croat ltritia.ii has con
tinued to advance the boundary line
of British (Jiiianau ntil less than one
half of Venezuela now rejnainR as
undisputed territory. These en
croachments have not escaped the
attention of the Cuitei States.
Every .Secretary of State, for per
haps half a century, has felt it lo he
his duty to protest against Fug
land's unwarranted action. These
protests, mildand ineffective as they
Lve bwti, have nccwnplished noth
ing, ajid have gone unheeded
beyond a xiPitt1 acknowledgment of
their receipt, Ju the. mean time
there has lcen no cessation of illegal
oocuDation: forts have been erected
to command the stolen ground aud
threaten further territory, and
British subjects have supplanted the
tlaz of Venezuela with the cro68 of
St. George. In short, high-handed
aggression lias reigned supreme.
Xot loug ago the Venezuelan gov
ernment granted to American uapj-
talists a niost valuable coucessiouto
develop a vast tract of land rich iu
minerals aud hard woods. Upon
these commercial treasures F'ug-
lanti had already cast lir envious
eyffl she had, in fact, already set
her foot upon the soil. Her counter
chiiiu to tbe valuable territory as
against the grant issued by Vene
zuela brought affairs lo a crisis. It
afforded this government tho op
portunity of sounding a note of deli
ance iu the ears of Fnglaud a note
as startling in its suddenness and
significance as was a certain rattle of
musketry on the lxington road one
tine morning iu 1T75.
KKIILiSI' XftT DA.LK 01! flOHT.
This is not overstating the case.
Secretary Olney's note to pord
Salisbury has not yet been made
pnblic, but when its ringing sent
ences become known, as they will in
dim time, thev will arouse an ' echo
, e patriotic heart. The Post
was the tirst to make known their
tenor, just as it is now the tirst to
accurately foretell the programme
decided nion by the President and
his advisers. Respite the denials
which have been diplomatically
made, there is no doubt that lyord
Salisbury has protested that the
United SUtes is carrying the princi
ple of the Monroe doctrine to an
extcut hitherto undreamed of.
There is ground for such a protest.
Mr. Oluey, with the President's full
knowledge and approbation, has
placed England iu a position where
she must either abandon her claim
or sustain it with a show of force.
There is no alternative.
I . S. rKKPAKIXu l OK WAl;.
It cau be iositivtlv asserted that
the administration is sublinely in
different to the course which (Jreat
Britain intends to pursue. There
would be glory euough for the Pres
ident, of course, if, as the sequence
to the firm position he has assumed,
England should quietly yield and
recongize the United .States as the
dominant power upon tbe western
hemisphere, This, in truth, is the
consummation devontly to be wish
ed, hat if it comes not if on the
other hand, England proposes to
leave the question to the arbitra
ment of war then the administration
will be ready to meet the issue.
It is for this that the work upon the(
ships is being hastened in all the
navy yards, that armor is being form
ed and gnus completed with umisal
rapidity. More than this, there will
be. in due course of time, an array
of American war vessels under the
shadow of the Venezuelan coast,
ostensibly mameu vering, but itfreal
itv euipfiasiziug by their presence
the new, stalwart, and patriotic pol
icy of the administration. --Washington
SOT UNTIL CONURKS8 AS8EMBLL8.
X DflaraUta f the Adinltratlou's
Forrlpa Poliey at This Time.
It can be jKjsitively stated, iu con
firmation of what haj alre;uly ap
peared in The Post, that no public
statement of the Venezuelan situa
t:on will be made until Congress
Dou lickiubou is utiotcd
that the President might anticipate
his message to Congress by outlin
ing, though the medium of a letter
to a personal fricud. or an interview
the Administration's foreign policy.
a Cabinet ofliccr said to Tbe Poet
yesterday that this course was not
conteniiilatcd. When Congress as
sembles, as The Post has already
anuouncetl, all the correspondence
between this country and (treat
Britain will be submitted. Wash
A woman with along thumb will,
according to Dosbarolles, the au-
thority on palmistry, always do her
best to have ber own way. So will
' almost any other woman.
. ., -
THE FIRST INSlBANCE litlAL.
At Beaor.rt The An' 'Out of it Pub-
lishevl iulliA B aufort Herald !
N'o gave accounts last week of j
the tn:Us at Beaufort in tlio alleged
fTnsti ranee fraud cases. We take the
following fuller account of t lie first !
trinl from the Beaufort Herald:
('our' was railed to order Monday!
jjndjie A. . (iraham, presiding:
M. (.'. Richardson, soliciter. The
! law vers present were: V. W. Clark,
i (). Ii. Allen, Col. J. W. Hinsdale,
jO. II. Union. P. M. Pean-ale, 1". M.
i Simmons, P. IP Moore, A. P. Mns
jsey. II. P. Oihhs. P. II. IVHitier,
C. H. Thomas and Chas. P. Aher
j net hy .
lie ehar'e of Jude (iraliani to
ie riiiui jury impressed an mtu
the duilge is a tine and able lawyer.
It will be remembered thattludge
draliam was appointed bv tiov. Carr
to till the place made vacant by the
resignation of . I ude Winston and
like other appointments bv the llov.
it snows wisdom in the seiee
ud're i i aham believes in be
ing at work all the time. He is very
prompt and is always found in his
place to tie minute. lie realizes the
fact that the people pay the expen
ses while the court 1p iinnessanlly
After the charge to the grand
mrv I v the
judge upon motion or
Mr. O. IP Allen of Kinston, Mr. C
P. Abernethy was admitted to the
bar as a practicing attorney.
Most of the cases on the civil
j docket were continue
A truo bu) was found aauiiii );.
T. P. ftehitnar, i v i T. Koo and
William Fisher for forgery. The
cute went to trhd Wcilnesduv itl : n t
11 a. in. and continued until Mon
day. The .State was represented by
the solicitor. M. C. Richardson, and
bv Hes.rs. J. V- Hinsdale, O. IP
Allan and A. P. ilasiey. The
defendants were represented by
Messr. W, W, Clark, p. J. Moore,
O. II. (.luionand C. P. Abernethy j
The witnesses for the State were
an insurance detective Abrams and
a colored woman named Davis.
The defendants had numerous
wituesjes. The case tho itate tried
l"l lUftf. 1 IIC LttW llffJ fcLLC IIIUI
1 makp ou thit the defendants
forged the name of one IJetrie Ai;n
Davis, to an application for an in
surance jwlicy. The defendants inr
trodncod many witnesses in their
The speeches of the counsel were
able long and impassioned. Mr. .
W. Clark made the tirst speech for
the ijijfeiiijants, Mr. Clark i known
far aud wide Hi a mosce ientt law
yer unci his speech came up in every
way to tbe expectation of his friends
and bairers. He was fluent, eloquent
Mr. 0. IP Allen then followed
for the State. Mr. Allen has been
for years solicitor of this district
and his repatation a a prosecuting
attorney is too well known by our
people to comment upon, Mr. Allen
was at his best and made an excel
Mr. Guion followed Mr. Allen.
Mr. Gu ion's argument was very con
clusive and pointed. We under
stand from some of his friends it
wa3 the best speech he ever mado
and that means much as Mr. Guion
is one of the most able lawyers of
the Newbern bar.
Mr. (Hi ion was followed bv Col.
J. W. Hinsdale. The Col's speech
was an able argument against the
defendants. The Col. is one of
best lawyers in the State l)i,t
speech djd not come up to the
pectiou of many. lie is better in
preparation of a cases than he is
fore a jury.
The Col. was followed bv Mr.
J. Moore. Everybody knows "Pon"
Moore aud they also know that he
knows how to make a speech to a
jury when he tries and he tried last
night. The speech he made was
spoken of as one of the finest efforts
of his life.
When Mr. Moore olosed his argu
ment it was after 11 o'clock p. in.,
the trial having consumed the af
ternoon and half of the night. The
Judge here dismissed court for the
niglki and the jury were placed in
the custody of Deputy Sheriff, Mr.
Court convened again this morn
ing at nine o'clock and the solicitor
Mr. Kichard.son made the closeing
argument. Mr. Kichardson made n
strong appeal in bebslf of the State.
One of the best speeches wc have
heard him make.
Judge Graham then charged the
jury in a most able manner.
The jury was out for about two
hours and returned a verdict of
LA H It A ' b E COKRESPOSDENCE.
Condensed Items of Neighborhood
News Along Several Lines
Miss Whitaker of Orphans Friend
was in town Saturday and Sun
day. Mrs. T. A. House, Misses Almcta
Kennedy, Pett Pate and Puttie Hod
ges aud Mr. Rupert Kennedy left
Mondav for the disciples Conven
tion at Farmville; several others will
go Tuesdav anil Wednesday.
Mrs. M. A. Croom and Mary
Sutton and Misses Ava Walters,
Selm.i Dawson. Pidie Taylor and
Nora Sutton, have just returned
from the Baptist Association at
Mr. Prentice Wooten who has been
at Wilson tor some time is at home
Mrs. P. IP Pridgen, aged seventy
years, liel t rniay niglit, at tne t.
E. parsonage, after an illness of live
days, of paralysis of the brain, she
leaves two sons and two daughters,
and a host of friends to mourn their
loss, we realize that our loss is her
gain. 'Pless'il are the dead who
tlie in the Ford."' She was buried
Saturday afternoon at the Institute
by the side of two children and her
husband who died in lSi!o.
Mrs. Maggie Grittin of Henderson
came down Saturday afternoon to
see her sister, Mrs. Pridgen, but ar
rived too late to see her: she re
Rev. Mr. Ferrell preached at
Baptist church Sunday.
Rev. F. D. Thomas is conduc
ting a a series of meetings at the
' I N-oshrtftriftn clinrch iijiaiatfttl hv bi
brother, Rev. Jas 1 nomas.
Mr. Wm. Hines of (iohlsboro
died Wednesday night, at Col.
Whitfield's, very suddenly, he was
sitting in his buggy, and was taken
with a pain in his nose, which
went to his head, he remarked that
"I am going to die," and fell over
into the arms of a colored man, and
Mr. K. F. Sutton is having plat
form scales pnt down in front of his
The New Departure, Didactic
Exhibition by David S. Koonce will
Exhibit the M. P. church Fri
day night, Nov. 8th, admission 10
and 15 cts. '
RUSSIA AND CHINA TROUBLE
i cat y Concluded That
tmhs Great Britain.
English Newspapers Assume That It
Means Partition of China, and War
With Russia Wonld be Less
Ixindon. Oct. -2S. 1 he Pall Mall
Cazette prints a long article com
menting upon the dispatch pub
lished in the Times from its Hong
Kong correspondent, stating that a
treaty was recently concluded
between Uussia and China, by the
terms of which Russia obtains the
right of anchorage for her tieet at
Port Arthur, the right to construct
and operate railways and other ud -
vantages of great commercial value.
1 he tiazette assumes that this prac -
tieailv means that Kussia has an-:
uexed China. Japan, the paper
savs, v. iil certainly refuse to leave
Port Arthur and England will op- ;
pose it to the death. The treaty
also means the presence of Russian ;
warships off Vancouver and Ny'dpey,
and t.'nglatid must not vigorously
and immediately , both by means of
diplomacy and by getting her (led
ready for sea.
The (ilobe in an
article on the ;
same subject savs:
i land, the L nited Mates, Japan nor i
j Germany, will sanction a partition
of China which would virtually reu-1
jder the Pacific ocean ;t, -"ra:icp.-;
; Jiusniiin luko, and scul tho markets'
of China against their coiumci'ue."
The S'.. James Gazette say; "It,
. cs o!iVimi thai if PilSsUa has squeczud i
i China mtu sncn an agreement we
must intervene. War vvitn luiesia,
with all its risks and possibilities,
would be less disastrous than ;o
allow her, without striking a tJuw
get such a grip on China. "
1,0V pox, Oct. The Daily
Xewg wlU tomorrow publish a dis
patch from St. Petersbug saying
that the Novoo Vremnuss' statement
as to the gravity of the situation in
Corea and tlie movements oi tne
Russian fleet is much exagger
Php dispatch aijds that te
menting of the Jpissian pacific
squadron w;vs arranged before- the
recent cutbroak of disorder in
j BLUEST OF BLUE LAWS.
TIiat WaM hn Tha f'nnof iiut Rfn iltp
Book"-TJie trDffe Heinous e
a rie ions. Stoc-ks, Whipping Posts
and Prohibition of tunday Kissing,
Attorney Henry G. Newton, of
New Haven, Conn., finds that the
only basis for the so-called Connect
icut Blue Laws is in a history of
Colonial times, written bv Rev. Sam
nal j'etors, who Was ptystoi' of a
church in Hartford about the time
of the Revolution.
But Mr. Newton's critics have dis
covered that Peters' version is not
correct, and, as he attempted to
show, that f.he laws realv existed as
Historian Peters described.
Here ;re some of the laws, till of
which are identical, in it vital sence,
with old Colonial enactments:
No 10 "No one shall be a freeman
or give a vote unless he is converted
and a member in full communion of
the churches allowed in this domin
ion.'' No. P-2. " Each freeman shall
swear oy tne Uesseu God to hear
true allegiance to this dominion, and
that Jesus is the only king."
No. 13. "No Quaker or dissenter
from the established worship of this
dominion shall be allowed to give a
vote for the election of magistrates
or any other ollicer."
No. 14. "No food or lodging shall
be affcrded a Quaker, Adamite or
No. PV "If any person turns
Quaker he shall be banished, and
not suffered to return, under pain of
No. Hh "No priest shall abide
in this dominion; he shall be ban
ished, and suffer death on his return
Priests may be seized by anyone
without a warrant. "
No. lb. "No one shall ride on
the Sabbath day or walk in his gar
den or elsewhere, except reverently
to and from meeting. "
No. I'.. "No one shall travel.
i, cut hair
on t he Sab-
No. 2o.- ''No woman shall kiss
her child on the Sabbath day or fast
No. vll. --The Sabbath shall be
gin at sunset on Saturday.'' Mr.
Newton, commenting, said: "The
twenty-first blue law. making the
Sabbath begin at sunset was, of
course, the liw of the Now Haven
Colony, and the law of our forefath
ers down to a comparatively recent
period. Under the Mosaic law Sab
bath begins at sunset, and such has
been the law of the Sabbath since
the evening and the morning of the
first dav. ''
No. 22. ,-To pick an car of corn
growing in a neighbor's garden shall
be deemed a theft. "'
No. -24. "When it appears that
an accused has confederates and he
racked . "
lis. over them In
No. T --Whosoever publishes a
lie to the prejudice of his Neighbor
shall sit in the stocks, or be whipped
No. s "No Minister shall keep
a school. "
No. 30 "Men stsalers shall suf
fer death. "
No. ol. Whosoever wears cloth
es trimmed with gold, silver or bone
lace, above two shillings by the yard
shall be presented by tlie grand
jurors, and the selectman shall tax
the offender at 3uO pounds ($1,500)
No. 33. 'Whosoever sets a fire
in the woods, and it burns a house
shall suffer death; and persons sus
pected of this crime shall be impri
soned without benefit of bail."
No. 34. "Whosoever brings
cards or dice into this dominion
shall pay a fine of five pounds,"
No. 3,t. "No one shall read com
mon prayer, keep Christmas, or
Saints' day make mince pies, dance,
play play earths, or play on any in
strument of music, except the drum
trumpet or jewsharps. "
No. 40. Adultery shall be pun
ished with death.'1
No. 43. "No man shall court a
maid in person or by letter without
first obtaining the. consent of her
parents, five pound penalty for the
first offense; ten pound penalty for
the second, and for the third impri
sonment during the pleasure of the
No. 44. Married persons must
live together or je imprisoned."
No. 4.j. KVery male shall have
his hair cut round according to a
cup. Washington Times.
News Items of Itoili
Land and Water.
weather hut awful
try. I lie re lias been no rain to
wet the ground iu near two months.
Our merchants complain of dull
times, but we notice they still con
tinue to buy goods now and then.
Our commissary seems to be doing
more than al! the rest of the stores,
they have just got in a large stock
of goods oi all kinds.
...i. . i . .
wuau we icrni "tiust cis:
mi j e
now building a vrrv liir.c.
called bv them a 'sail
cow", i sails ,
. and jib) to ply on the
Pogue Sound, W'hiteoak
waters ol i
and Neiise i
: rivers, a general
upplv boat for the
It. Poster & Soils
Her capacity is
are the lm ildcrs,
v lerwi Pri
N e w
nernii v,vu i io otiis rosin am
1 10 bills rosin
nu in u IN t.s. l lie same u.iv,
i.V, Capt. ).iv,B. cleared foi
head l.);;ieil W iill railroad tie :
Watson ccks, r unsigned
.v- N. C. Ii. P. Cu.
to A. ,
saw lipll i.- si'iiig thiongii
log- at the rate of :;immm) ft.
Still the big niiillet.; , v.u.i
Hill :'rii.l Van illis .-uughi
Iu a diep net ia:t Saturday,
roe iutilli-ts. 4.'apt.. Hcaiiy
lis'iery at !'.:iro '-.ii:t caught
a lew ca s ago.
1 Poguc point caii.
i time ago. bu f. tip
P.nlv 2c l.er 11,
L .' I
1 .e.P ,.i
Tilt re aie lutsi-f fine speckle.!
trout in Huguc sound, now selling
ile a piece, ..(hi per
There is some fun now catching
blue fish and trout with hook and
line: we caught some nice one's last
week. Kev. I). Keid loves to fish
with hook ami line. l(e ;,',!,( Mv-,
J. jllyi3 veu' o i 1 1 Friday' morning
soon after breakfast and fish oil all
day long 'fill sunset without any
thing to cat or drink: we don't know
honi many they caught. Mr, Olive
said Bro. Reitl wanted sonic one to
go with liitn fishing and stay until
he saiii quit; he did so, but from his
looks he wasn't very glad v,:liev -M''-Olivp
jj-jt hnc'b , nut Bro. Keld didn't
seem to mind it at all.
Mrs. W. P. lluiriin of your city is
in town visiting Mrs. J. P. Pretty
man. Mr. A. Parches, drummer from
Wilmington, is in town .
Miss Flfie Frazelle is stil', witl, us.
She wont out fishing but couldn't
got a bite. She said she would give
$5 just to catch one largo trout on a
Our bovs are still awav from us.
David is in Florida ami Daniel is at
Lots of our young people wont
out to J. CrccL, church hist Wednes
day night to sec Mr. Morton and
Miss .Marshall united in matrimony
The young men and lad it's of this
place are organizing a Minstrel!
Troupe, good for the boys.
We went to sec the New Kiver Pin
a few ilavs ago. it is about chevd for
Mr, ('. It. Fraclle is teaching
snhool here now, but t he at tendance
is verv small criii:iiicling tile num
ber of children, only about I or 2
out of near '. subject to schuol--.
Your scribe will commence to
teach in Carteret again next Monday
-?St ll ilil , at Welcome School
oc.ian, P. O.
M IS:- ( "l'a I I'oVo w
has beep. i;i !'. an
time, has gone to
awhile with her -istt
. our niece, who
hoio tor some
Hubert to -tav
r. Mi-. Mollic
IP Kussell, who has
Wilmington for some
has ret iirned to h 's Pirm
A Mr. Calhoun and wife from
the country, are boarding at Mr.
G. Ward's our P. M.
Commodore C Hay of Maysville
is still with us, his genial face is all
smiles at all times, especially
when he wines in loaded with
fine trout caught with hook ami
Our friend G. W. Smith of the
Hammocks, was on our Straits
yesterday looking big and fat as
The verv dry weather has mate
rially injured the sweet potato crop
in our eouutv, and on Bogue banks,
the cattle are dying for want of
water, something never heard of be
Cant. Joseph Moore, so long in
of the Schooner, "Minnie
arrived here, to-day. his
intl reports the sale of the
Ward" bv their owners,
Hall and Pearsall.
0., now Cant Joe
will stav home
for a while.
Mrs. Rhoda Moore of Wilmington
N. C. if visiting Mr. Sol Gornto.
sister at W an Is .Mills.
Mr. J. 0. Pigott of ocean Car
teret Co. has a grape vine trom
which he picked 40 bushels of
grapes "OlacK rteuppernong. last
week, ami made wine from
them, three gallons to the bush
Cherry Point Correspondence.
At the residence of the bride's
father. Mr. B. P. Borden. Miss
Hope Borden and Mr. S. W. Reams
wen; united in the holy bonds of
matrimony. ct. Ph "!i.". at S p. in.
Mr. J. D. Pittinan. J. P., otlioiating.
There were numerous friends of
both bride and groom assembled to
witness the ceremony, after which
all partook of a splendid supper.
Both have many friends who wish
them a long happy and prosperous
voyage through life.
Mr. John Hill, a machinist of
your city, came down Tuesday, the
to do BOino machine work for
Cherry Point Lumber Co.: he re
turned Saturday. The company
are making great progress m put
ting down the mill and will syoii be
ready for work.
Mr. B. D. Borden has returned
from Beaufort where he has been
Mr. John Morton aud family and
Miss Kate Morton of Harlowe, were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. P.
Rain is badly needed iu tins sec
tion. Sonic anticipated a light one
Monday but it failed to come.
English manufacturers have been
buying Montana wool and are bid
ding for more. I
CLASSIC HALLS AFIRE.
HISTORIC ROIT.NDA IS DESTROYED
The Urent University at Charlottesville
at the 1erej -of (he Devouring Ele
mentThere Iteirii? No Water to
Ojiench It, Dynamite Was Resorted
t with Destructive K ft'.'ct The
Damns Is I stimated at $'0O,OCO
Insured r,.r About One Fourth
Caught From Electric Wires.
h iti.ori i:vn.i.i:, a., Oct
The Pnivcrsitv of Virginia has
fered a gn
i n the pu b
ln;:i i tha
u n known ,
it calamity. 'Phis mom -
P o'clock fire broke mil
c Hall of t his i nst if u t ion
and its progress wa- so
i verv huilditif was in
origiun uf tlie (i ie is !
it is i-iippu-td
rum i It
!l l 1 1 1 .
i l ie w I re.
con t rol
to Pv n
II U iH
. ' O.i -.-port
i ng c,f
cir Pt . t ii.
..- tine t lie sa -and
ot her ad
liiioc of -a ing the main
building was scon despaired of, and
but little time v. as allowed for rc
( moving t he astronomical ir.itiu
n. i lit.-, chemical app.i ! -.vi ti... xVc. A
. number of studi-ms. went on the
.dome ol tiu. ixj-tHiida and threw ."u
i poind-; of dynamite on the colonies
,..-.nnecting that building and the
public hail, but the explosion did
iilu good, as the llamc.: soon eiiVelo -!
vd t he l'otu nda.
Then des u rate efforts were made
j to save the library, oil paintings,
jand the statues of .1,-tTcrson ami
Minor, and in this the students were
j partially successful. The iv-ading-
room am adjacent building were
Uovyu up lo keep tho lire from
spreading. The tire was not under
control until after 3 o'clock this af
ternoon. wiiii.f ( in ncii nr.i.i.- w riti: kino-
when the ahiv
I ii mediately all
(locking tti church
i of tire was rung,
iveuues leading to
were thronged and
the grounds overrun cy a va
Most persons to whom this article
will come are familiar with the uni
versity, and know that there was a
covered gallery or portico interven
ing bet the rotunda rooms and
the public hall, a portico flanked
by columns surmounted by handsomely-carved
were brought from Italy at great
HI.OWX IT WITH PYXAM1TF.
These columns were blown from
their places. Ly dynamite in the hope
thr.t the superstructure would fall
away, thus leaving between two
chief parts of the picture.-oue and
historic building a gap which
the devouring flames might nov
Finding it impossible to throw
the superstructure in this way,
Prof. W. H. Fchols ;nd another
approached this part of the build
ing by way of the library rotunda
ami exploded a large number of
dynamite cartridges in the roof fiver
the portico, but with little etleut.
Nor was the elTect very great w hen
Prof. J'.cliols tossed into the burn
ing mass a bag containing probably
half a bushel of dynamite cartridges.
The explo- iou v;H tei'iilic, but it
was uovy apparent that the library
it ; spacii
bu r.-l i ip1
con -n un'.l .
us hall fil
from I he i u
is lime la.
d thiines were
ies and gentle
. Welf engaged
ni the Bhelves
e wails of the
men and active box.
iu carry ing honks fro
ami port raits from th
library. Fort unatc
iart of the splend id
re moved. N nt a 1 1
were saved, bu! at
impossible to 5av
y the largest
f the portraits
sa i.Mi th u I'tii; 1 1; v i t
TTopeless of saving the main
building, the next efforts were di
rected toward removing the connec
tion between it and the buildings
which inclosed the lawns. These
were low, one-stojy rooms, the one
known as the "old chapel" aud the
other usod as a reading room for
students. These were soon denu
ded of their furniture and blown
In the meantime the (ire had
reached the rotunda portico and
stopped the big clock at five min
ntes of P.. The pavilions near the
main building were soaked with
water, passed thither by an active
bucket brigade, and the hose had
been kept playing on the debris of
the demolished building and while
these took fire at different times the
destructive element was finally rou
ted. The rotenda collapsed, and
in four hours from the beginning
there was nothing standing
but dismanteled walls and col
AID KltOM Xi:ifiHIIORIN"t; TOWN'S.
As soon as it was fonnd that the
pressure was insufficient to throw
water upon the burning building,
Staunton and Lynchburg were re
quested to send their fire engines.
Both cities responded cs promptly
as possible. Staunton bv sending
firemen and hose, and Lynchburg
with firemen, hose and .engine.
The latter company attempted to
attach to the fire plugs, but finding
it. impossible, bad to go to the pond
and force water about live hundred
yards to the rotunda. The work
of this machine was splendid, and
so much force exercised that their
hose burst just as they had accom
plished the work of putting out the
remaining portions of the burning
building. They had arrived too late
to render any assistance in saving
The ' School of Athens," a hand,
some copy of Raphael's panning was
lost, It gave a dignitv to the build
ing that nothing else could tlo. Its
cost was about j:",o0o. The specta
cle of tbe cherished and loved insti
tution in flames was agonizing to
hundreds among the thousand-i who
witnessed it. Men- even men who
had not likely shed tears for years
could not wholly restrain themselves
And if there had been much work
fo be done, the grief would have
found more noficable expression.
The work of the ladies ir: saving
the hooks and paintings was admir
able. The wind fortunately was
not high at the beginning, and it
was from the south.
Debris was carried .a distance of
six miles into the country, and por
tions of it partly burnt brought back
wnd shown. The explosions of dyna
mite shattered the windows of the
museum and many of the private
houses, and was felt to the farthest
extremity of the citv.
' AN XOT hk ri;im:oiii . in.
The saddest thing about the tirst
is that while the buildings may be
replaced they can never be repro
duced. The peculiar style of
architecture was of a past age, and
was done by workmen imported to
this country from Europe for the
The lire company, finding the
pressure of water fiomthe univer
sity pipes in.siiflicient, attached a
hose tn thf citv pipes and cut oil'
the water from the citv, a dangerous
I experiment, considering the dryness
I of tlio weather, but. under
- ! cum.-taiici s, one of which
!'- I plai nt con Id I ic made.
pa n v
i when tin
I cunt rulh
I ; i t;
: i ii i it
I"l 1 M ; i i ie , r cull tt l , t
were v: i n T i at ; Ii 1. 1 lot i. v. i I h onlv
V'i id i n --ii rai.ee. '1 I. f: . 1 1 1 1 v were
not co cn;'TosM-d with their u'.vn
tii'Ub'es a- to be oi. i , iuii.- to the
oiufurt of t in1 L'allatit fireman who
-trip'-gh d Pu heroically for the salva
tiuii ul t he. ii n i versit v. Kef rediimcnts
buiint if n 11 y served .
The oiitrin r,f the tin- is
'I here had in on no lire in
ing Mice I- rn lav niglit
t lion ;hl it ( oiiltl have
Li ' i i-p.r.s, Wi i i. P.i;
The faculty held a
and if. is not
Co s ri n i i:i.
I liis a!.- re." -i and determined to co
on won .. wires. They have Several
luild nga which may be lemprarily
u ed for this purpose. The faculty
will also make an exhaustive research
into the origin of the fire.
The Charlottesville opera house
has been tendered tbe school, which
will goon as usual, but. will be crip
pled to sonie extent by the loss of
The Pniversity of Virginia was
founded in ISP) by Thomas Jeffer
son, near whose home it was located.
Since that time the school has
steadily grown until it was recogniz
ed as one of the greatest universities
in America. Mr. Jefferson was the
first rector, holding that ofhee frcm
1819 to liMC. Between 500 and 000
students were admitted to the uni
versity this vear. Washington
Post. - h
FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
State Department Investigation Re
publican Papers Made the Mistake
Democrats Not to Blame Plenty of
Dfmocats to Take the Places Rut
land to Retire -Persona's.
Washington, Oct. 2", '9..
The Republican papers which
started the report that the accounts
at the State Department were wrong
expected to place the Democratic
party in an unfavorable light before
the country. They did not know
that the bureau of Accounts at the
State Department had been presided
over by a Republican for at least
fifteen years, lie is a kind of a Re
publican who know;! how to remain
in office under all sorts of Admin
istrations. He never liked Cleve
land. He has cowardly abused him
iu my presence. He was a strong
Blaine man and if Harrison had nat
beeti so bull-headed, he would have
been giell a most desirable consul
ate when Blaine w m Secretary of
This matter was exposed by me in
tin; Statesvilh; Landmark during
Mr. Cleveland's tirst administration.
Mr. Bayard and hie. fiieinlj paid no
attention to it. If they had, there
won hi hue hern several big vacan
cies in tlie State Department which
could have been tilled by honest
Democrats, what is known as the
"State Department Ring" would
have been broken up ami a vast ileal
of corruption exposed, or stopped.
A strong bank here may hush this
sensation up today, or the Repub
lican correspondence who started it
to injure the Democrats may find
out that C'l.y are attacking one of
the siirewdest members of their own
party and desist. But if this in
vestigation is pushed and the par
ties interested in covering up then
own tracks are put out of the De
partment in time there will be mate
rial enough in this matter alone to
give the (J. O. P. much trouble.
The only blame attached to the
Democratic party in the matter is
that such Republicans are allowed
to remain in office to cast dis
credit on it.
Admira' Kirkland may retire of
his own volition when he returns to
this country. According to mv
reading of the testimony he did not
deserve the reprimand given him by
Mr. W. (i. Randall's portrait of
the late Secretary Dobbin is in
Vcrhoff's Gallery here.
Mr. Hoover who hurt himself on a
bicyle is improving.
The President and Cabinet re
turned last night delighted with
their trip to Atlanta, and also with
the cordiality of the people along
The rumor that there if any disa
greement between the President
and Secretary Olney is absolutely
without foundation. Mr. Olney
may have been investigating the
matter referred to above when the
Cabinet went to Atlanta anil pre
ferred to stay here and do his duty.
Mr. Bayard had reasons for dealing
gently with the State Department
Ring. Persons who are said to be
very close to him were doubtless in
terested in it. 'Plies may have
caused Mr. Bayard to ignore certain
things, which otherwise might have
demanded scrutiny. There are
many things iu Washington which
lo not appear on the surf. -ice, and
every closet lias its skeleton, tt is
neither my business nor my desire
to let any of them out.
Either the Southern or the Balti
more and t'hio i;. if. will purcliase
the ('ape Pear and Yadkin Valley
TWKN'I V HOTEL WESTS POISONED
Several of 1 hem May Die Tha Source
of tlie PoUjn I'nkuown.
ill NT! St. TON. W. Va., Oct. 2.
About twenty guest of the Adelphi
1 lotel took sick between S and 12
o 'clock last night, ami this morning
a number of them are in a critical
condition. The physicians in the city
were called and pronounced the sick
Many arc sick, but not seriously.
The .uise of the poisoning is un
known. The hotel, which is one of
the leading hostelries in the city, is
looked over in an effort to discover
DESERTED THE CUBANS
He Reports that There Is no Enthus
iasm in tbe Insurgent Hanks and that
Ihe Leaders Are Jealous of Those
Who Have Lucrative Appointments
But 1,400 Men in Pnerto Prinoipe
if d 4,000 In irantiagro de Cuba.
Havana, Oct. ys The innr-g'-nt
leader, EraiiM'iseo Garcia, has
The insurgent leader was inter
viewed by a war correspondent al'ter
his surrender, anil he said that he
bad been with M.ivimo Gome- from
' Ie- time of 1 he battle of Boca de
D. s Rios hist May until September
'.' i . when he returned to the pro-
in o of Santiago de Cuba. He re
ports that there is no cnt husiusm in
I he insurgent ranks, and all are
aiming only at their own benefit.
The leadei.;, he goes on to say, al
low cattle to be exported for a
charge of W per head. 'Phis had
brought about jealousy among the
leaders and a desire to secure ap
pointments for service in pluees
where more, cattle are Bold.
The soldiers in the insurgent
ranks, he allege.0, hated Gomez, bnt
WniJd not desert t he ran k s on t of
respect for tlie second in command,
who tfie insurgent, chief Alejandro
Rodriguez. The insurgents in the
proVLiicc fif Puerto Principe, he says
now iiiinil.er scai't lv 1 iO armed
men. anil ammunition is very scarce
with them. In Santiago de Cuba
province there arc 4.000 insurgents,
who itre better supplied with ammn
nition. Tho insurgents have agreed not to
burn plantations if they are paid MO
cents per bag for all the sugar made.
The only chiefs who are known to
have committed no misdemeanors
are Rabi nnd Masso.
Kir.llTV INSI'KOKNTS SIKKKNOKR.
A hand of eighty insugents has
surrendered to the authorities at
Santa Clara, capital of the province
of that name.
The insurgents fo the number of
200 attacketl a train which was con
veying arms and ammunition near
Esperanza. Twenty-six soldiers re
pulsed the attack, and the insur
gents left two killed when they re
treated. WASIIINHTON CORRESPONDENCE.
Condensed News of ihe Town and
Dry and dusty.
The river is salt to this place.
C. R. Miller, pastor of the Chris
tian Church at this place, tendered
his resignation on Sunday, the 20th
inst., to take effect on the last of
Oct. Mr. Miller is from Georgia, a
young man and earnest, hut has
been compelled on account of illness
to take this step.
Mr. N. Harding, of St. Peter's
fhuroh has been in attendance of
the P. E. Convention and has re
turned to his home.
The Presbyterian church is being
remodelled. Will have new pews,
and a large new organ.
The Missionary Baptist church
has been rebuilt, is nearly complete,
is a neat looking odifiee.
The convention of colored Dis-
ciplc.i was held in this town tluri
Dr. S. T. Nicholson went to Bal
timore to accompany Miss Maltie
Pilles, who has gone to the hospit
al. Miss Lena AVilkiutiou. who has
been dangerously ill at Loechville,
has improved sufficiently, to return
Mr. D. D. Harrison, formerly
conductor N. & S. R. R. was mar
ried recently at Bath, N. C.
The Southern Express Company
are building a neat office on Main
street, near the A. C. L. depot.
Mr. T. Harvey Myers is buildiug
a commodious residence on Main
street. G. A. Phillips on Secoi.d
ami ivirs. i. m. Miort. lias six
houses near completion near her
Rev. N. Yonce has purchased the
T. P. Bowen house ami will make
this his home.
Hotel Nicholson, under the ah
management of .1. 11. Burgess, is
kept nearly or quite full. Six rooms
are being added, the dining room
enlarged and the office increased in
size. All very decided improve
Mr. I . H. B. Myers has just
launched another large barge eight
car capacity for the Danville &
R. R. , and has on the stocks
steamer for the O. D
S. S. Co. to
ply on the Tar river.
The buoy yard keepers bouse
been painted ami repaired and
wharf put in hue. condition.
The John L. Roper Lumber Co.
are cutting a large quantity of tim
ber near here, towing it around to
Belle Port, thence taking it by rail
There is a strong probability of
our having electric lights and a tel
ephone exchange in the near fu
ture. Dr. D. T. Tayloe has purchased
and moved into tho E. S. Simmons'
house, near the J. & W. depot.
A large planing mill will lie built
here soon, and perhaps be in opera
tion by tbe first of next year.
Mr. W. G. Bishop for several
years with the Alleghany Co., of
Seranton, has resigned his position
with them and gone South.
Capt. F. Spencer, of Fairfield,
Hyde comity, now commands the
Capt. Tarkinton has gone to
Philadelphia in the employ of a
Steamship ( 'o. there.
Strong hope is entertained that
the. I. S. Parreii oyster canning
establi.dilis.hment will resume opera
tion dm ing the winter.
Scvt nil of our town's people have
prone and contemplate going to At
lanta. An effort is being made to have
two trains daily on the Washington
branch, W. & W. R. R.
Glad to see Capt. David Roberts
and wife in our town Sunday.
Two boys stole into the Daily
Progres office in a day or two, and
made an advertisement to read ob
scenely, the change was unnoticed
until the paper was issued. The
boys are learning wisdom in jail,
for lt days, and were lined $'2S
Oysters have been discovered on
the bottom of the United States
battle ship Texas.
''' was troubled, a loug time, with
: i 1- Ik-.iiI.icIic. It was usually ac-
'.) .-i 1 1 1 -t 1 with severe jiains in the
1- ). i !.-, ,:iid sickness at the stotil-
' ii. ! ti n (I .. good many remMiefl
1 1, is cniiijil.uiit ; hut
it was not until 1
P.il . ! !:ai I received
anvtliinfr like perma-
i . i : o :...',(. A sm-
. did the work
V a well lUHH."
4 . uliuri . Sit'.'
i f Cm.:
A Paral e f Ihe t lowers.
A priest, wishing to adorn the
temple of which he had the over
eight, wont into a garden to gather
flowers. Instantly tbe rose began
to wave its beautiful petals before
his yes, exclaiming, '"I am tbe
cbn.-.'ii llowci of Cod. Ho delights
in me. All other Mowers are only
imitators of my beauty ami fra
grance. You can only please tlie
Ix)rd of the temple by placing me
upon its altars." Then all the
Mowers began to clamor in oppoel
tion to the claims of the rose. Tho
pink saiii, "I am the favorite of all
flowers, iu beauty and the excell
ence of form and tho grace of blend
ed colors, and I am the only flower
(it to adorn the temple." The lilly
shook with indignation and exclaim
ed, "I am God's chosen emblem of
all that is grand anil glorious, and
all the other flowers are not to bo
eon: pared with my glory." 'Hold
on," said the pansy, "God loves
humility, but detests pride; your
boasting is the outoom of a proud
Bpirit. As the emblem of humility I
am the only acceptable offering and
ornament in the temple." Then all
the other flowers trembled with
indignation as they disputed th
claims of each other and urged their
The priest bade them all be quiet,
saying, "I will take some of every
variety, for by the combined ra
grance of all, one grand volume of
aroma will glorify tho temple.'' So
he gathered some of all the different
flowers in the garden and adorned
the temple, and closed the doors
with all thingB ready for the next
day's service. On the morning of the
next flay, when the temple was
opened, it was found to be filled
with the blended aroma of all the
flowers. The priest lifted h is hand
and exclaimed: Alas! why did the-
flowers dispute with' each other
about their divine claims when
there is opportunity for all to honor
the Lord of the. temple by their
beauty anil ihe rich odor which
they exhale.'' After a pause tbo
priest said, "1 see now that all thu
contention of different denomina
tions, about the divine right of each
one's claims, iu nimply the prompt
ing of an arrogant spirit. God has
gjveu to each flower its peculiar
beauty and fragrance, and it is the
simple duty of all to render service
according to tho gifts and graces
bestowed." Then the priest directed
the whole audience to unite in sing
ing: "Let bitterness and wrath
Be banished far away:
Those should in sti iciest friend hi)
Who the same Lord obey."
Dr. E. L. Perkins in Christian
ftlrouir TmtimoBlal F ft. I, V-
Heart what the Honorable Mayor Wil
liam Ellis has to say about 8. I. C:
.Nkw Bkhne, N. C. Oct. 15, 5.
Messrs. Merritt, Clsrk & Co.,
Gentlemen: This is to certify, fltai I
have usf-tl "S. 1. ('." for Indigestion, and
obiaim tl rcliei after other lemefliet had
i.iilid. Ami 1 un Hesitatingly rcooinmend
ii as. n V ul Liable Medicine to ul 1 who suffer
Wm. Ellis, Major,
City jf New Berne.
tQj S I C. in a gu r cure for Iedlg-
I ion and Pyx ysia. sep 20 dwly
E. P. Reed's Fine
-Have .1 ut Arrivcd-
Also floe line D'M'ULASS and C08
SETS Men's Siioe, i.n.l a fill) line of
all other grades.
J-gTticse iroo'ls were all purchase
llore the ereat advance in cho nnd
will be .-obi ut old prices.
We have a few pieces oi all wool, 44
Henrietta and Serge
In Black and Blues, will be closed out
ul 50 cen Is per yard.
T. T. Baxter
'Words of otlieis tell the story."
A gentleman said to us a few days
ago: 1 1 1 at the el iocs lie bad on
were bought of us last October, and
ie had only had then) half -soled
once. 1 he HhOescust him . to be
gin with, one half sole I.V , total
ost $(i.X'.r; only about .V,! cents pet
month for shoe leathe. What waa
the secret of this moderate cost to
ii in only this lie bought tbe old
reliable Stacy Adams A Co. 'a, price
.1. M. HOW AND.
Choice Sugar Cured Hams
Besl Grades of Flour.
Best of Butler and Cheese.
Fresh Crackers and Cakes,
Lard, Pork and Bacon,
, LINE OF
Free to my OountrJ
Build ins, Broad St,
y- !.' I -ti : .i 1 I. eve .
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