North Carolina Newspapers

NEW BERNE, N. C APRIL 27, 1883. .
ITew Eerne Schools..
The cause of Education in New
Berne at the presennimejs ja dead
failure L JhU U a bold, .uglyetate
raent for a new comer to make about
Lis adopted citjf an yet; if 'it "be
irne and we can show it,' and show
how this state of. matters can be
amended; we will be doing New lienie
Greater benefit than" we could po8gi:
blr do by false flattery.'
Ana whenfwe speak fit
here belDir a failure we do not mean
to say that tbe different schools in the
city are not taught by excellent teaeb;
ers, ho 'llro doing , good work fo
'tr-eir pupils.- Vft have. no personal
m : i " . A t. f am a nil noh
Vnowledrre ol uieir iucmuSv .rr
cnl v r that - they are, regarded in
thf community as first rate schools..
Education m New Berne iiaa' failure
bv comparison witiiumtional prog;
" ------ ; : - - i -
re? in -other wide-awake towns u iu
State 'Ttio old system tu fM";
.. ' . i . r 1.-1
1 1 1 n i-1 rpi l &i;tvi.9 .-
nity. containing from jhirtyy
.-iV,,-o ooV.WT"hkaoneoVderTas-''bld:
'fogjisW;nd given; way ' to )e.scbooI
of from, three to-fiva lrandredL pupiis.
fan-'Tit by the best talent the country
n m r. f ' rd.-i It needs no argument to
Vow "tKarihW pnffflchool is much
oe m'r a fid' immeasurably superior.
seboots.' C And;if argn
nenfr. were needed the example of
-r. ,-i:,'i5'."nrviAeKnro '.Wilson and otb-
cr towns in ' the State .abundantly
I line it. . - .. ,
Comparisons. are-"to(iio1ivandfes-f 6cliou3 to tbd one disparaged
by the corcparisonbul ; as' tbe skillfol
physiciin. has no hesitatipninSpyly-.
i-g the knife to 'V eradicate 'mortifying
flesh, from the-human;: svstera,y80 a
newspaper should not hesitate to state
unpleasant - truths if - therebythe
con ta unity can be' benefitted.-' New
Berne then,- may. learn a usefuVles
son from .the town. of Kmston... or
from the schools -at La:Grange, ari
well as from Raleigh and Goldsboro!
Yrhile Kinaton i?ia divided Jn;Mts
schools, and therefore not .perfect it
is divided only into two cbools aud
the generous rivalry of .liesetogether
with the high grade ipf-scbolarship.
r--.:-f. lined there, have made these
schools famous in a' half dozen coun
t:es r.JjoiuiiJg. Their" reputation' is
s .-;!i that about seventj-five young
b.lies and boj3t utsjde'p.tb'ejfocal
patronage of Kinstjnti"are attracted
thee every year. : Nowthatia afeat
ute of considerable importance and
really test3 the popularity if npt tbe
usefalnes3 of a schooL Can itcom
niand patronage; outside of. local sup
port is the touchstone of a successful
L;h grade schools f'"f'r'';ritlV
Are the New Berne schools" doing' ;ing like this in attracting . out:
side patronage ? -jlf not thejpe is somq
great blunder t. being .;made.;i For
crowds of children to "go? from Jones
a: 1 Onslow, from Pamlico and Tlyde
and '"even from Craven "county ' .to
Kisloh ' 1 tl p r af er ence to a i n ea'rer
an 3 larzor city is abundant-jproof ;of
the i:"L erioiity of.tbe Kinston schools.
Aiin, a short time ago," Lenoir couiT
ty Lad seven : representatives at-bur
State TJniversity at the same time; all
of whom received their preparatory
education in Lenoir schools; and at
the same time a brigbt and promising
Craven connty boyWbo hasf since
died, was also representing a Kinston
sc Loot mere.
Will not such ablate of facts war
rant the assertion.. made ia ,the. begin
nin of this articlet tbatnthefcattse
of Education in New: Berne is a dead
.lareTBur'there-iS'no 'need fof
such a state of afikirs to continue; arid
it will be af Shame . npon. jthe,enter
r.rita r tha.-business me.a.-of.New
t- : . - '- -
lo - . ; 1 ;Thea remedy is rveryt simple
and need; only; to be Btated to' com
mand assenVTThis remedy ls:
And ; wheaVweuepeaof.ift, Graded
School we viab to totich up pur Kins-
stou' friends .at the same time,- for
th ey are noi perfect there even though
they enjoy many jexcellen t adyanta ges. t
T?vn mnlA. is :.Ai4.h v mitra than- nn v
argument and without '- wishing to ar
cne ' now about the Graded' Schoel,
vra willl;iteonevmdrS .exAmpte'forir-
lustration, , Two y ears ago Goldsboro
occupied: aboot. the-:vsame: stand lin
edncationatimattersthat New, Berne
n6W! fillay Tbgejb
were urawing pawuiiago iruu
and we can" recall four or five,Wayne
boyswho:; went'tQ CLapelHill from
Lenoir schools, one of whom is now
Wayne. , But to-day by reason of the
Graded SchoolatGoldsborp, the
school system, there, is, as far superior
- to those of Lenoir as the. schools of
L'enoirart' superior to those is New"
Berne, Not that the Tteach era. in
Goldsborolare any "better than' those
in Kinston or-iu New Berne, but the
system and concentration necessarily
incident to "the graded school plan
have given the school a pre-eminence
which r'no. prjvaie enterprise can ac
complish under twenty years,
" Tbe Nashville Methodist ; Genera
VOEiereuce yiuiviuit; nays, rabut;
1 --tti ' II
" 8uspibionsIyr Let'the fraternizings
ana miroaacuous mkb .pisce ia. toe
forenoon Nashville dinners and
May weather are not favorable to
c post meridian eloquence."
A -f-LTuiiber " Supply.
When this country first became
known to the Europeans the whole
region east of the Mississippi riyii
was a
timberea country; . mere
were - also large i .bodies of timber
westward of the . Mississippi,' but ' as
i n - mi
we go west we find that ' these
come limited to the neighborhood ' of
streams, and gradually become .less;,
until the last fri'ge of willows, and
cottonwoods disappears, and we find a
broad treeless belt extending across
duVdotnafn 'from . Mexico northward
. to. AbeJLretic Ocean.
v. The ravages of t wo hundred years
under;'the xe" of ; the progressive
American have made a mighty inroad
ohr these forests and it is becoming
question of considerable fmportanee
as to howjong the wood . supply ,.wiH.
last. - unless ' replenished - by tree
planting and Forest cultivation.
Chicaeo is the ereatebt lumber
market of thewbrld.- It . distributes
the fores t jprod ucts coming t to it by
lake and railroad all oyer iho;prarie
country to the south and southwest
cf it and along the lines of railway to
great distances in the - interior In
l88Vtbe total product of the jeceipts
amounted,; to over two; thousand mil
lions of feet of pine; and it is estima
ted that 5 all the sawed lumber re
ceived there in one year would lay .an
inch flooring about fourteen feet wide
around tbe earth at the equator. In
Michigan,1 Wisconsin and : Minnesota
we find in the Census report an esti
mate of 82,100,000,000 feet of .stand
ing pine. board measure, and;; a : con
sumption of ; 7,035,500,000. feet of
about twelve years 'for, .the' supply
there to last " In the ; Southwestern
States the supply is- greater as com
pared with the present -consumption,
buVU is evident tbatiri Very ; fe
years mills will rapidly spring up and
consumption ra pidly increase; '.
The vast and rapidly Jncreasinif ex;
tent of our railroad system, which ': at
the' prf ient moment can 'scarcely be
less tpan one nuudred tnousana mues.
has a most important : bearing pon
the questwn of bur .'forest supplies.
This effect is not limited to the . vast
consq m ption j , that ,.they. occasion :in
supplying ties and: other tiniberjana-
lerials for the new eonstrncUons and
renewals tha t' are Constantly Agoing
on. These"? roads(-: areeyisrywnere.
penetrating the Umber regionsoi wie
country, many of-them .being built for
the express r'pos of getting out the
timber, thai; "was .before inaccessible
by the old methods of e floatmopon
rivers or hauling in winter by' teams.
It is but a comparatrvelyjfecenf p '
riod since this teaturej iulnmbering
was. introduced, and its : direct . .and
speedy effect is to hasten the exhaus
tion bf these suppliei that Weretgoing
oft tooast for the needs of tiia pres-
entand of .; the s futureLnftjjobvv
ous effect of this will batto? keepsirp
the supply at the rnilhvaotIong as
there" are forests from whence it can
the manufacturer
der area and to greater . distances to
meet the wants of ' regions that have
already used, tip .their own' forest ; re
sources and they, will doubtless : ex
tend or littla.whiliiJJhe tjto4oC.P
parent "abundance", and inexhausti-
ble supply'f
In view of this danger of i exhaus
tion the question of ;tree plantipg or
Forestry will - become, an important
iem in tie neif future.-; We are' us-
ing up the capital which .'nature . has
for centuries" been providing for us in
,i 3 in .ft.'' ' ij'.-.--.S i 3'-
ne gTOWtn oi roreBts, ana we areao-
ing nothing to restore them. Under
skillful management the supply might
be so arranged that ia twenty-five or
thirty years for some kind, and in fif
ty or sixty years for others, a new
crop. would be furnished by growth.
i 'We shall only too soon be remind
ed 6f the consequencies' of this im
providence in the growing prices of
umber which, in; some . ; kinds have
rapidly appreciated in .value in the
ast two or three years.-' This advance
Iin,pricewiirirrtime lead to the con-
yiction inas in ere is prom in growing
timber, and; the sooner' this is un
derstood and acted ; upon the better
will it be for the country and for the
uture. '"
Mr:.! it ' " '.iii.
ex-Secretarv Bobeson in " tbe House
9 . . ... ; f -
of - Representatives, and with his
aroused -zeafl'-for a national navy.
there is danger that the government
will be led into reckless extravagance,
either by building a large and costly
navy' or i by granting Subsidies to
powerful corporations with the same
end in view. ,
The word subsidy means strictly
tbe aid given by one government to
another, chiefly for carrying on
war.'-- As the practice of giving such
help has almost ceased the use of
that word lias given place to anothe
In modern speech, a Eubsidy is aid of
some kind furnished by a government
to a private enterprise, and usually
it is bestowed in establishing either
railroads or steamship lines of trans
portation. The most extensive subsidy ever
granted by our government was that
to the Pacific railroads. The United
States gave them millions of acres of
'land, and, in addition, agreed to pay
interest to a certain amount on their
bonds. For fifteen years the United
SUtesTreisnry pklVyer 925.000,000
interest on thes uondj. , .; . . - .
It is usual to grant subsidies . to
steamship lines by paying them ex
ccssive : prices; 'for carryina ; mails.
Thus the British govermnent for-
long time paid the Cunard line $350,-
000, and the Inman 'ine, 175,00 a
vear. for bringing the, mails from
Liverpool to the United Spates. .
Several years ago it was estimated
that the Cunard line was paid $6,
400 a ton for all the letters it carried.
If each letter weighed half an ounce,
that would be just twenty cents
The contracts with these compa
nies ended at the close of 1876, and
the British government having ob
tained control of the carrying trade
of the world, no longer finds it nec
essary to graut subsidies.
There are advantages iu the sub
sidy system, one of which is that ' it
helpsjo build up the fore-gn trade of
a country .-, There are also great ob
jections to it It is apt' to beget
feeling of dependence upon govern
ment, and with us it leads those
seekirg for -help to ; urge improper
means in attempting to influence
Congress to grant their requests. It
is also very hard to draw a line and
8ay iAtJ enterprise, deserves htrlp and
4jdoes n)t; -
f There islhe further objection Jthat
a subsidy .is a' grant of money ' that
is derived from taxet upon all the
people, to be nsed for the benefit of a
few. ''This is not a conerushe ol-;
jection.' bt cause, though the chif
profit of a subsidy may be given to a
private ; company, . the ,c)untry at
large may be greatly benefitted by
the enterprise, andsthus; amply re
paid for the outlay.
It is the. general opinion that sub-
sidies, and . subsidy granting,
an unfavorable effect upon the pub
lie morals aud the public treasury.
J it wwelCerefore, tbaty he prac
tice has been abandoned and only a
great public, necessity, should cause a
return to the system a i
The Member at Ijtorgre-iClatms
00ot thecoiid'pistrlct
; :, Without any disparagement to the
claims of tha West and entre, we , are
frankfto admit! that this ; Congressman
at lare should scomerfrom ; the Second
'tr;$l r' ,
The great cOlmties comrkteing 'that
district forbears have been suffering all
the evils of negro rule. . The Democra
cy of that District have tor a long num
ber of years been battling bravely for
the cause .with scarcely a recognition of
their services and none of the , party
benefits which have'followed the efforts
of the party 'in 'other sections. -r-; .. ' -i-I
They have ever been true to party al
legiance ai4: party discipline in. ' the
face ' of odds which would have seemed
overwhelming ib" men of less truer ste el.
Election after election they have aligned
their 'ranks with? the steadiness of ve
terans and m'arcbed !:to the fight with
the sure knowledge staring them in .the
face that they were to reap none of the
fruits pfyictory yrhlch fell to tthe share
of their more fortunate brethren in oth
er sections of the Stateif;'-.
'it Overrun by : enormous; : negro major
ities, with no hope of electing even their
county officers they haye ever and un
der all disadvantages kept up their par
ty biganfcation,' and ''never have they
proven false to party obligatious.
; These long continued 4 sacrifices -and
patriotic efforts demand , some recogni
tion - at the hands of the - Democratic
party, now that it is within Ithe power
of , the party to. . make such recogni
tionV r'-. ': 1
The Second District can boast within
its limits Democrats the peer of any in
jviortn Caroluia-in, talents, honor, ca
pability and length of service men
who will I worthily represent a great
State in the Halls of Congress, and from
such meir we think this nominee should
be chosen. Granville free Lance,
- Gleaned firom oar BzckaaKf.
Orahae Counts Obaerver: Corn
has advanced from $1.10 to $1.15 and
$1.20 per bushel. The first shipment
of iron ore three car loads) was made
over the University Kailroad Thursday,
April 13th. In the future about 5 cars
per day will be shipped.
Eastern Beflector: On last Tues
day Dr. F. C. James, of Bethel, was
having an old shelter taken down, pre
paratory to making some improvements
on his premises. In attempting to re
move some things from under the shel
ter it fell on him, breaking his back in
two places. A barrel was under the
shelter at the time it fell, aud this alone
kept the Doctor from being instantly
killed. We are glad to learn that his
injuries are not considered fatal and
that there is hope of his recovery.
G"ree naboro Bugle : We hear some
Northern capitalists are in the city
prospecting fcr suitable locations for
building cotton factories. We have
been unable to get an interview.
Mr. M. C. Dixon, with Mr. Brooks the
inventor of the ear-coupler, are now in
Washington, working up the interests
of their machine. We learn that an at
torney, representing Messrs. W. T.
Blackwell and Eugene Morehead, of
Durham, has accompanied them. We
hope their machine may prove a success.
Durham Tobacco Plant: Sweet
potatoes sell in Springfield, 111., at $4.
20 a bushel and wood at $6 per cord.
In Durham potatoes are worth 90 cents
a bushel and wood $2. Who will say
North Carolina is not the best place in
the world for poor men to live ? Mr.
J. D. Walker, a successful farmer of
Person county, was in town the past
week and tells us the tobacco fly is
playing havoc with the plants in his
country. Jefferson Brooks is now
burning and sowing beds to supply the
place of plants destroyed by the fly.
Beaufort Telephone-. Capt. Ste
phen Turner is repairing and painting
the pleasure boat Ida, in anticipation of
a good Summers's work. Mr. Al
fred H. Chadwick, of Straits Township,
informs us that in his opinion, more
rice Will be planted by farmers in the
eastern part of the county this season
than eve bfcfore. He says that the tfp.
pie crop will probably be short, owing I
to the damage done to trees by the se
vere hail storm'of last Spring, but thinks
that peaches will be plentv. Tim
weather has been very favorable so far
ior piowmg ana planting. ...
Ooldaboro Meaaenaer Mr. it- T
Dortch, on Saturday last sold a tine
English setter for $250.00 to a gentle-
umu wtn, aiso a puppy lor 850
Rev. Israel Harding, of Kinston. will
(ii. V .) preach l ; Snow Hill on Sunday,
the 30th inst., being the 5th Sunday in
uium. otrawoemes were sell'
uig nere oaim-oay at 25 cents a quart.
a ne cupping season will begin in earn
est hi the course of anoHiRr wppI-
The approaching entcrtainmpnf at t.ho
Opera House by tbe pupils of the Gra
ded School is exciting an unusual degree
of intererest in the community. We
uouui not one oi tne largest audiences
ever assembled in the Opera House will
wiuiess me entenamment.
The Economlat: Press C'onven
tion comes to "Betsy" next week (26th.)
Friends and fellow citizens bo ready.
Pat the bovs on the back and they'll
snug uin. ai ye. jsortn i;aroluia now
has, perhaps, take both together, the
nest senatorial representation m Con
gress it has ever had. and, we l.t-Leve,
v. ii .ii . . . . . .
ueiLei mau any ouier piaie now lias in
the Senate. They are both, both Ran
som and Vance, men of mark and
power, a splendid, spanking team of
greys, and we. tor one. are proud of
them. If ance could lav aside a little
of his western dignity aud have a little
more humor, and Ransom could lay
aside a little of his eastern bonhomie
and have a little more polish, thpy
wnuld be perfect.
State frille Laiixhriark: During
two days oflasl week one lirm in States-
vUle sold 820,000 worth of coods at
wholesale. There seems to be con
siderable fatality of late among the
horses and cattle. Our Amity Hiil cor
respondent mentions sickness among
the cattle m his neighborhood. Mr!
Arthur Ramsay, oi Davidson township,
lost a filly about two weeks airo from
curious and' thitherto unseen symplons
A. C. Sharpe, Esxr. of Shiloh; tiad a
mule to die, last week, of a terrible,
form of distemper, complicated-' with
what Mr. Sharpe thinks may have been
pink-eye. and last Sunday night Mr. D.
F. Jenkins, of this place, lost a horse.
What with thievery and disease stock
owners are having a rough time of it
this season.
Wil. Heview. Mrs. Smith, the!
Mormon emissarry, who Iectuced here
on Monday night last on "Injnns," got
"busted" and left several htrle unrmid
bills behind her. A large and verv
handsome saw mill is being built at
Black Creek, on the W. & W. R. K.
for Messrs. J. W., R. J. & R. R. Tay
lor, with the latter gentleman as man
ager, the mill will have a capacity of
30,000 feet per day. In addition to the
saw mill will be a planing mill and grist
mill. A railroad of about ten miles and
a half in length, running through a fine
original forest, has been surveyed.
Three miles aud a half of the road have
been graded and the ties were laid on
Friday. .The rails will be placed in po
sition as last as the ties arerlaid. A
handsome new engine, the "R. J. Tay
lor," has been purchased and will be
ready to be put on the track as soon as
the rails are laid. We wish the gentle
men all success in their enterprise.
Morning &ta? : We leara that
there has recently been a considerable
reduction in the rates of freight on the
river steamers running between this
city and Faj etteville. For instance,
the freight on Tar has been reduced
froni 20 to 12V cents per barrel; the
freight on rosm from 20 to 15 cents,
and that on spirits turpentine from 50
to 40 cents per barrel, Irom all points
on the river. Ex-Mayor W. P. Can-
ady, one of the State Republican Com
mittee, who lias Uist returned from
Raleigh, says all the members "of the
Committee were present on Tuesday
but Col. Cooper and Mr. Hicks, and
that the meeting was strictly harmo
nious. He denies that a State Auti
I'rohibition Convention has been called,
as was stated in our Raleigh telegram. !
We learn that S. C. Fillyaw, Esq.,
of South Washington, Pender county,
has just reeeivea trom state Fish Com
missioner Worth a supply of German
carp with which to stock his mill pond.
This is a move in the right direction.
and our informant hopes the result may
be such as to encourage the stocking of
Lhe northeast river with carp.
Morning Star:. Mr.' J. W. Barnes,
the truck gardener, shipped three bar
rels of cauliflower to New York last
week, which was the first shipment of
this article ever made trom this section,
so far as is known. It is used for
pickling purposes. Steam boatmen re
port that the remains of a drowned
man have been noticed for nearly two
months past just below Donaldson,
about nine miles up the Cape Fear riv
er, and supposed to be on Brunswick
county territory. The legs are hang
ing over a log, with the head down, and
decomposition has so far progressed,
coupled with the ravages of birds of
prey, that it would ' c impossible to
form any idea as to whether the bold
is that oi a white or colored man
From present indications fruit will be
unusually abundant in this immediate
section. The receipts of cotton
during the week ending yesterday footed
up 839 bales, as against 218 bales for
the corresponding week last year.
Capt. Perry's Smithville house is to be
known as the "Hotel Brunswick," in
honor of our sister county, and it is sug
gested that "Brunswick Stew" be made
a prominent feature of the opening day
bill of fare.
The Spring Outlook.
Prognostications and complaints of a
backward spring were not so frequent at
the opening of the present week as they
were ten days ago. Stimulated by more
favorable weather, vegetation made a
quick advance, and evidences of growth
were manifest from day to da-. The
season, therefore, is about as early as
usual, and its promise is bright. The
outlook for the crops is good. The con
ditions for plantins: and sowins are gen
erally such as the farmers desire, and
the winter was of a sort to give them
Heavy rams and floods may liavc in
terfered with seeding, but not to any
unusual extent. The late appearance
of snow in regions of the West and
Northwest, also, is not at all extraordi
nary, and though it delays the farmer,
it is toot hostile to the success of the
crops. Taking the country as a whole,
spring wheat promises well, and the
outlook for winter wheat is more than
ordinarily good iu the regions from
which our chief supply comes. The
lower temperatures of yesterday were
by no means welcome; but they are
likely to be only temporary. Tbe
spring at the South has been marked by
nothing discouraging to the cotton
The natural conditions, therefore, are
suggestive of prosperity. Moreover,
probably one million immigrants, an
addition from abroad of two per cent,
to our population, will land at ditferent
ports this year. They will furnish an
abundance of labor for the Western
farmers, and besides, will bring with
them an enormous amount of money.
The immigrants now arriving, with the
exception of those from Italy, who are
usually miserably poor, generally come
wftty a little capital to make a start in a
ntwcotmtrtfndflw aggregate number
is so large that the total amount of
money they bring reaches many mil
lions. rx ,?
The dissatisfaction of labor in all the
chief? manufacturing and commercial
J centres is however, -. unallayedV- The
aarance in $ae prices ox in cniei, artic
les of food; and In. the cost f liying gen
erally; provokes a widespread-and a
persistent demand for higher wages, and
the consequences to trade are not favor
able. Building is going on in New
York at a. rapi rate, but it is by no
means so: brisk' as it promised to be last
autumn and winter. The cost is so
great that many projected improve
ments. have been abandoned for the
time, and contractors' have received a
set back. '
Wall street, too, is in a bad state.
The market for stocks is unsteady; and
at the .mercy of a few men, so that out
side investors' hesitate to risk theirmon
cy there As a consequence, the run
of the brokers are faring badly this
spring. The tew who do the buyini
and selling tor the great operators who
frighten oft" prudent people may be do-
- ii . . i . - ,
way: ; General -trade, however, seems
to be in a healthy though not a buoy
ant condition.
With good crops, instead of the de
ficient harvest of last year: with favor-
able weather, instead of the unexam- j
pled drought of last summer; with a
flood of immigration such as we have '
never before known, bringing with it
perhaps fifty millions of money, we
snail be iiKely to come upon a prosper-
ous autumn.
a !
Not "a Tax-Payer. ;
A majority of men are disinclined !
to weleonie the visits of the tax-col-:
lector, Kvery year, a number of the ;
rich' inhabitants of certain cities go'
in the early spring to the coutitry to i
escape paying the city s taxes. Such !
unpatriotic people argue much like j 0
Orleans Picayune: !
Bill Smedley was resting his left.
foot on the top of a beer keg iu front
of a saloon in Butte City. Montana
Territory, the last time I sawbim.
On his bent left knee ' he rested an j
elbow, thereby arranging his arm so
as to support his chin, which was
supported by bis hand. His clothes
were well worn, and here and there a
His hair stuck out through a hole
in the crown of his hat, while the great
toe of his right foot peeped forth.
His thoughts were in dreamland.
Bill had experienced the ups and
downs of Western life; had been rich
and poor by turns, and now was very
poor. ''
He" bad grown philosophic, and
looked at things in a way different
from what he had in his youth, when
fife.s pathway "smiled to him and
seemed rose garlanded.
"Bill been looking for you," said
the tax collector, coming up.
There was no response. He repeated,
"Bill ?" f
"Want to collect your tax."
" "Haint no property'
MI mean your poll tax."
''Don't own your pole."
"Apoll tax is a tax on yourself, j
you know.' i
a poii tax is a lax on yourseir, you
I aint no property."
"Bnt the county court levied this
tax on you."
"Didn't authorize 'em to levy any
tax on me."
"The law does, though."
"What if it does T S'pose I'm goin'
ter pay for breathin? the air V
"Still, you're one of us; you live
"I didn't bring myself into the
"Yon exercise tbe privileges of a
citizen; you vote."
. "Don't want to vote if you charge
for it "
Don't you want a voice in tle se
lection of officers?"
"No; if there was no officers, you
wouldn,t be here consumin' my
time. I
"There are other county expenses. ;
paupers, and so on. If jou were to :
die without means, you would want
us to bury you?" j
"No, you needn't "
"I will levy on yonr property," j
said the officer, growingimpatient; "1
will hunt it up."
"I'll help you; I want to see some :
of my property."
The officer moved on rather ab-'
ruptly, while Bill continued, as if
"Let them fellers have their way,
an thev'd make life a burden. Want I
to assess my existence; want to ;narge
tor enjoyin the origni sunsniue; ass
me to pay' for behold iu' the beautiful
landscape; charge me for lookin, at
the grass grow and the rosesunfoldin,;
charge me for watchin, the birds fly,
and one clond chase t'other."
The eyes continued to blink dream
ily. The footfalls of the tax-collector
grew absenter and absenter.
Locating a Man's Birthplace.
Some of the readers of the Com
panion may remember the singing
campaign of 1840, which elected
Gen. Harrison. One of the best of
the Whig speakers and singers was
Mrl Joseph Hoxie. He was very
popular at mass meetings, for his
speeches were short, and he always
interspersed them with songs and an
ecdotes. A friend once asked Mr.
Hoxie where he was born.
'There was once a man,' replied
Mr. Hoxie, cocking his eye in a way
that told a good story was coming,
"who lived in Kentucky. He prided
himself on being able to tell the State
in which a person was born, il he
heard him speak a few words.
'Seated in a tavern located on a
turnpike, he amused himself, one day,
by located the birthplaces of the
travellers who alighted.
'One traveller, getting offhis hoise,
asked, 'Have you any oats?'
'Yes,' answered the landlord.
'Wire my horse two quarts.'
'That man,' said the observer, 'is
from Connecticut.'
'Landlord,' said another traveler,
'give my horse four quarts of oats.'
'That man is from Massachusetts,'
remarked the observer,
'Have you oats, landlord ?' asked
a third traveller.
'Give my horse as many oats as he
can eat.'
'That man is from Rhode Island.'
'Now,' siid Mr. Hoxie. 'i come
from the State where they give their
horses all the oats they can oat.'
Youth's Companion.
Administrator's Sale.
1 will sell at the late residence of
W. F. Loftin, deceased, on the 10th
day of May, 1882, the personal prop
erty belonging to said estate, Consist
ing of Household, and Kitchen Fui
niture, Mules, Horses, etc. All sums
less than $25 will he cash, all over
$25 on credit of six months fecured
by note and approved seenrity.
apr 27 3t Administratrix.
Look Out For The Steamer.
If you want Ladies' fine dress
goods, such as
Japanese Silks, Ladies' Wiuta Goccb, Lace3,
t..vr c!ivM j -tv?w,-.
1 rfrfMVW W0j UXmA MUM tiUUiUiUKa
cf all kisds. call on
J. A. Pittman.
If you want the
Ladies' and gents'
latest styles of
and :ill kinds of
PJoots and Slioe.s,
Call on J. A. Pitman,
and if you want a p .ir of Close eyed
Spectacle?, or an) thing irom a leathet
hand saw to a left handed gimle t, call
on T- A- PITMAN, dealer in
1 Rjra--T,--4;e.fl
wcii&iftj. xuui uiiaxxuL3&.
A full Stock always on hand and
veiy low for CASH.
r) . .V. j Jitirimi,
Sv:in.-boro, N. C.
iuu. ummu auu uununw xuui.
New Store
Read, Ponder and Remember.
I take pli-astiro in informing the citi
zens of this ami MiiToundina counties,
that I have just returned from the North
with one of t ho newest and best selected
stocks of
Hats, Millinery, White &oods, etc., etc.,
over shown before.
I have ransacked the Northern cities
for twenty days iu order to secure my
goods at the very lowest bottom figures,
and can safely say that I have succeed
ed in securing my stock so that I can
Mcn(f custoni(.rs aml
ally to examine my st(
ofi'er great inducements to my numerous
the public senei-
ock. A call will
be sufficient to convince the shrewdest
of buyers of what I say.
are especially invited to examine my
stock befor.i buying elsewhere.
Pollock Street, next door to Fost Office,
apr 21-d and w tf
F K li T I L I Z E R
At 85 per ton, spot cash, usual time
price 45.
Home Fertilizer
$13 Spot Cash, usual time price is $16
$15 Spot Cash, usual time price is $20
PE RC VI A X GU A XO, Lohos, $S
Spot Cash.
Discount from above prices for large lots.
No Losses!
IVo I5:j1 Debts!
fiSfTbe verv Hiidbest srade of Goods,
at tlie verv i t prices. All subject
to analysis of Dr. Dabney. State Ghem-
I Mar. 30 1m w. New Berne, N. C.
is now receiving a nice line of
la imps uress (;ooi)S
Notions, Clothing, &c. &c.
lie Min- li all and mc him before
going elsewhere and
I Kinxloii, . -. IVh. is, Sm
dOIIN 1)1 NX, !
Ami Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Steam refined Confectionery.
Crackers and Cakes,
( I(i AIJS,
A i
Kinds of Children's
Apr 13, ly w New Berne, N. (
'KY HKliNK X. ('..
A. J. HART & CO.,
Will open Saturday. April 1Mb. atnrk of Bill
llBery and Fanry flood, in tbe t forasvr-
ly occupied by V. H. Hart Co.
If polite attention and
.- t .
will aeroroplikh the purpose, we hop' to ciirreed.
April 14-1 ra d k w v
By virtu of Mortase Deed executed
by O. W. Heehaw and L'Kraear aleehaw . te-W' in
C. Fields, reclntered on tbe Mth duv of July WIS
in Book 4 page eoa, Registenk office of l-n4r
coonty, I will eell at tbe Coart Home door, in
tbe town of Kinston N. !. on Monday, the lMh
day of May 1883 the tract of land ooaveyed ia
said Mortffarc being fifty acres of land Ih n
olr county adjoining the lands of Pavld 8, Doris
and others.
Terms Cash. Wm. C. VIKLTX.
t eo, ma, s mo. . , Morticaa
Jome? Cotwy.
To Council Mercer .
You will take notice that a special proceedinr i
nas Deen begun la the name ouonn Whitl.v,
adm r. m. ward Mercer at, U which yoa are
party defendant, for the purpose of selling tbe
land lying in Jones connty known as the Lewis
Mercer homestead, for assets to pay debt of the
lalntifl, etc. You are rrquir-d to appear before
noma J. Whitaker.Esq.. Clerk of said Sbperlor
Court, at the Coart Houe ia Trenton oa the lata
day of June, 1882, and answerer demur a yoa
may be advised, to the complaint Sled.
d k w td THOMAS J. WHITAKER, C. 8 C
Dry Goods, Notions SIioch,
Trimming and I.aies' of all
Kinds, Table Linen, the ttcst
Napkin, all Linen, from f to
12 1-2 cts apiece,
Hninbur(r Kdsrlnyrs in ciuIIobh
variety and sold at lowest prices.
a no
of all kIzch.
I make a specialty of ? supplying
the Jobbing Trade. Country er
chants are invited to call and examine
my extensive Stock before baying. --
Also the Celebrated -' v
of the following makeai
The Llgrht Rnnnln? DOMESTIC,
three best Machines on the Market.
Do not forget the placo, O. flARKN, ' .
IVo. 30, Pollock St.,
New Bcmc, N. V.
Conntantly receiving a full line
CJlioice Groceries
which we offer as low as any house in
the city, and warrant all goods as rep
Call and examine onr stock and
prices. Stables furnished fiee to all our
country customers.
Goods delivered free to any ;art of
the city.
12 m W. & D.
Provisions and
Dry Goods
Commission Merchants for the Salo of
Cotton and Grain.
Mar. SO-w-ly.
A. H. H0LT0N,
Oppoalto loo
Apr. 1, ly dw
Keep on hand a full line of
Boots, Bhoosj Dry
Ooodas, Or o o Is. e r- y
CU on ii- Iwfore nwikuiK our .ur'h:L.', :it
ouih Front St. nenr (iar Ion Hon. Mar. KJ, 1;
Tlie next session of litis school will
he.sin the second Monday in Jauuarv
For circular giving terms and other
particulars, apply to the principals.
J. ft. & J. C. IIORNEK.
Jan, 1, ly.
s- .
NeW IJ?mo, N." C.
'i - t, -
WU1 practice in the Conn ti of Ure.n,
Lenoir, Jone,' Onflow,, 1-o.mlioo- .ni -Craven;
aim in th U. B. District Uourt. .
Prompt Attention t i! io Collect ! f
. . .. ' -CLiliMH. i. a-,' - ...
H ACKQU mi : cn 0 T II e n c,
it .
t "
r (illOCERS-
Corner Broad and CXun Etru,
NEW BERNE, N. C.l 11
. .. . .'
Jlar. 30, 1 f w -
r I 1
('- rvi IJ 1 1 I. l.i II rV: fii. XT T
t -; . . . DEALi:! IN . T
ibkicultubil' air:
... . ' .... , J. i
-i t .
' r.l.r!
. .i t-j r
Call and examine our
''!" " "if v -irr'""l
f V. -1 .V-irt . -,1 ,
Sweeps ,m' uIIarrow8,,
; ' V m
--i 'si h i
'if If 'I i 3 k '1 "K V Y'l "
t r"; 'v--.- .Viki i
- : -i .. . , ', n" . ... .
Cotton; "Corn-d!.Rico .
wil - enable a Man with cno . ,
per day " "" V4!
Irlce8jVjl;Iot.Jo,.- ,
uunu jet as-vra
(. i, jrerr,-, : f .....
GEO. ALLEN & co.
. . t, i'H.'
Mar 304 1 y Uw --. . , - ; y
BEBQENEa'and tKaEL'B.,
- i-i ..'! . . "
Also on kid i fill Stock tf Sncmei'
.... , ... in ik 4 ,j. -f
i.''Jka,.; i,
Opon Front Ilrlok Store,
Apr. 1, lyJ-fc.V"
MARKET WHABf, NKW REfcljlC, K. ' y.
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