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Price $1.50 Per Year. Delivered at doors of city sutmeril-rs, sis goon as from press, ny carriers, without ext;a charge. No name entered without payment, and no paper sent after the expiration of timejaid for. The Editor diKclaimsall re Kponsinility for the views or statements of correspondents and re fcerves the rigntatall tirnr-K to revise or reject any article lie may think proper liest Advertising Medium in the District, llates very moderate rtj)ecial llate on Long Contracts. EDENTOX, December 16. OUR THIRD BOW. According to announcement pre viously made we greet our friends and patrons in our new dress. "Whereas rre issued twice a week in four page dimeutions, we will hereaf ter come to you once a week, (Friday), double in size and containing even more matter of general interest than ever before. In addition to that class of our citizens to whose interest we have heretofore been specially dede cated we stand pledged to the Demo cratic party of the country and will do all in our power to promote its interest. We are committed to the present administration in all of its past and present and will abide the course of the National Democratic party in its platforms and purposes. This is our third enlargement since our debut made September 14, 188C, and we trust in our new state to be able to meet with continuing public favor. Honor to Beaufort for her Oyster Fish and Game Fair. The Fisherman & Farmer wel comes every new comer to our town. Edenton has health, beauty, indus try and all the advantages of nature. Edenton points with pride to her future. It is undoubtedly very en couraging and briujhter than ever before. One year from now the business done in Edenton. already great, will be aouuiea, ana ner population in creased in the same ratio. Edenton people ought to unite on every business and enterprise of the town. Stand to one another. Huy one of another. Encourage each the other. And, above all. give the stranger a hearty welcome. The life of the late Rev. Dr. Burk head, who died suddently at Fayett ville, while attending the N. C Methodist Conference, was insured in the Connecticut Mutual Life Insur ance company tor bi.ouu. lie was f .- -m tm n "W - the father of YV. G. Burkhead, the able Editor of the Durham Tobacco Plant. Another sudden and sad death at Fayetteville, while attending the Methodist Conference that of Capt "W. M. Parker, of Wilmington, died of hemorrhage from the stomach at the Hotel LaFayette at 3 r. sr., Dec 7th. He was a delegate to the Con ference and was taken suddenly ill, on the day before, when leaving for Lome. The Albemarle Enquirer came to us on Thursday, the 8th, after several week's rest, under new management and greatly improved. Mr. Samuel J. Skinner, is Editor, and Mr. Wm J. Jeary, Jr., its owner and manager. The Fisherman & Farmer extends its best wishes of success and ex presses the hope that the future may prove to them one of much brightness, and in it, be fittingly rewarded for their labors. :o: Raleigh becomes a dry town again. Through the Virginian we learn the Supreme Court of North Carolina has decided that lager beer and wine are, under the statute of the State, included in the term "spirituous liquors." License was issued to Belli lager beer and wine, but the court say the authorities had no power under the law to issue it. The effect will be to close many saloons in aieign - an I elsewhere. 'Ol The "Fisherman & Failsier is working to increase its circulation, and will not be satisfied unless it can i South, etc." A very important feature count, upon its books by the begining 1 of h" Almanac i its Annual State Re- l ci i ' cord, or brief history of the most anpor of 1888, one thousand bona fide sub-, . . , . . tant events that have happened in the scribers. PIvery day brings us "e ones, but we must have more. So we invite jou to help us out friends, and promise to make even greater im provements in the paper during the coming year than have been made during the present one. : o : The House branch of the South Carolina Legislature has passed a bill providing for the erection of a home For disabled Confederate Soldiers. It appropriates $ir,000. This, says the New Berne Journal, is independ ent of the pension bill, and is what North Carolina onrht to do without repealing the present pension act. The State is in a condition now to bernn to do justice to those of her cit izens who were disabled in her service. Fifty or sixty thoujand dollar- spent annually for this purpose wouid not be too much for North Carolina to pay. :o; The Roanoke News, in speaking of the Drummer's Tax case, sent to the United States' Circuit Court at Raleigh, from this county, and de clared to be unconstitutional, edito rially comments as follows : 44 After the argument the court took the position that the North Carolina law in question was similar to that of Ten nessee which was declared unconstitu tional by the Unitnd States Supreme court in 18S6, and ordered Henderson to be discharged from custody, refusing to remand him to the Superior court of Chowan county for trial. The Attorney-General prayed, and was granted, an appeal to the U. S. Su preme court and the case will be taken to the tribunal for a final review of the law. In the meantime no lic3nsa will be required of drummers. It will be remembered that Chief Jus tice Waite and two of the Associate Justices dissented from the decision of the court in the Tennessee case; and as another Justice is to be appointed and will probably be on the bench when the North Carolina case is heard, it is hoped that the former decision of the court will be reversed. The decision of the circuit court at Raleigh deprives the State treasury of eighty thousand dollars annually, and there will be a deficit in the treasury which the next Legislature will be call ed upon to supply and provide against in the future. It seems to us that the drummers were in their own light in pressing the fight. Heretofore the tax kept numbers of smaller houses out of the State and con fined the concerns to one or at most two travellers; but now any merchantile house, however small, can have as many agents as they please one for each county, or neighborhood, if they prefer, and the drummers who have ber:u high ly paid may fiind themselves in a hole, as it were. i7 J. PARKER JORDAN HAND. AGAIN ON This attorney, so well knovrn in Norfolk, Portsmouth and adjourning North Carolina districts, was before the Police Court at Washington, D. C, last Saturday, on charge of at tempt. The allegation is that one West, was summoned to court as a wit ness for the United States in the case of Wm. Vermillion, charged with threats; that after hearing petitioner's statement said Jordan told him that upon receiv ing 15 he, the said Jordan, would go to the higher court in the City Hall, and would procure a warrant for the appre hension of said Vermillion, and assured petitioner that the higher court had a greater power to fine and he would see they did find the 6aid Vermillion the sum of $5,000 on a charge of threts. The petitioner futher recites that he gave the said Jordan the sum of $15, but that he did not get the aforesaid warrant. Judge Snell ordered the rule to issue and a copy of it was served on Mr. Jor dan, who filed his answer denying the allegations of West. The case will be heard and disposed of on the 17th. Virginian. TURNER'S ALMANAC FOR 13SS. We are indebted to the pub! if her Jas. TT Tvnnica T?:ilich far a r-i r v nf Tlir- ; . x- , i - i, , -i i w i p- r mm , - iii. ii ai . iiii mil r mm a. i- j jt nas nowr keeD published ."il year, and , 'l ho correct h:ia its calculations been, that j j jt Uas been styled the "Old Reliable, the j (Standard and the best Almanac in the jState during the year past, makes it es pecially valuable for reference now and in the years to come. For sale by Mer chants, DruggisU and Post Masters, throughout the State at 10 cents. SUPPOSED TO BE STOLEN. E. S.Norman, Esq., of Winfall, writes us that Mr. Timothy Billups, at that place, has in his possession one work riteer, with one horn knocked down flat, winch was taken from a stranger on suspicion. Stranger is lodge in jail at Hertford, N. C. I FRESH BUTTER i Received Daily from the Dairy Farm of W. R. Capehart. 3oc a pound or 3 lbs for $1. Cream furnished on short notice, by leaving your orders at my bakery. T). G-. EOND. FOR SALE. Steam engine, boiler, boats and other fixtures beiougmg to the Avoca. State Fi'-h Hatchery is offered for sale. Par ties wishing to purchase will correspond with J. T. Patiuck, Raleigh, N. C. A good reliable energetic man to sell Smith's Patent XoveJtv Force Pump and Fire Extinguisher. The best selling article in the world. In dispensable to farmers and property owners. Splei.did inducements to agents with sole right to territory; circulars free. Address. Fernando 13. Smith. Can ton, O. Mention this paper. jniV-zlli-1 JL are those who redd this and then act: they will ind honorable employment that will not take them from their homes ami families. The pro fits are large nnd sure for every indus trious person, many have made and are now making several hundred dollars a u month. It is easy for any one to make 5 and upwards per day, who is wiilimr to work. Either s'x, young or old; capi tal not needed; we start you. Everything new. No special ability required; ou, reader, can do it as well as any one: write to us at ouce for full particulars, which we mail free. Address, Stinson & Co., Portland, Maine. WOODARD HOUSE J. L. Rogerson, Prop. This old and established hotel still of fers tirst-class accommodations to the traveling public. Terms Reasonable. Sample room for traveling salesmen, and couveyances furnished when desired. FKKE HACK AT ALL TIL INS & ste.vkki:.-. First class bar attached. Th? lest Imported and Domestic Liquors always on hand. ATOTICE. At the late residence of Wm. H. Elliott, deceased, I will sell at public biddings, ou the 20th of Decem ber, the entire chattle estate of the deceased, consistiug vf coin, (about UoO bbis.) fodder, six or eight head of horse? and mules, lot of cattle, hogs, a large lot of farming utensils, wagons, carts. househuld Mnd kitclieu furniture. Terms made known on dav of sale. B. T. ELLIOTT, Ad m "r. Edenton, X. C, Nov. 23rd, ST. For Sale. A Splendid Tract of Land containing about SCO Acres, of which, 550 acres are in good condition for culti vation. On this tract is a new two story Dwelling and a sufficiency of out houses. The land is well adapted to the growing of corn, cotton and all kinds of trck products. It is situated on the county road about Sh miles North of Edenton and about 3 miles from Rocky Hock wharf, where daily boats stop en route for Edenton and Franklin, Va., making close connection with trains bound for Northern markets. I will sell very cheap and make terms easy. For particulars, apply to V. E. Felton, Edenton, N. C. MERCHANT TAILOR, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. A full line of Foreign and Domestic Goods always on liand. All work Warranted. CURRIER, BORSOUgES & CO SAILMAKERS. Canvr.s furnished r.t Factory Prices. Old Sails bought I? f 1 TV "V ( and sold. Awnings and Ilags made to order. IJ vJ- L X. 9 -.v. AT THE EXCELSIOR HOUSE, GREEN FRONT, Main Street, Second Door South of A. T. Buh eormr, ULY BE FOU.Vn Whiskies, Brandies. Wines, Ales, etc., the best for the very lowest cash prices and in quantitit snf.-Iit nt for any demand. Cool leer on Draught; also Battle Goods of the best grades. Cigars and Tobacco of brands well established. Cjy.This establishment is entirely nvw and coitrrctcd with an eye to the convenience of the trade. I invite com petition as to the qnalitv of my stock and j the completeness of my structure. Give me a ca I Eden on, X. C. A. L. GREG mi Established lt74 1 r ron Jj ronx jdi'ick. snilaiiig, I G-ro caries and e, ay and Cigars, Fnrnitur ery. bait, Lime. H fcA Iarge Stock always in store, and, buying from first hands for CASH, en ables me to make low prices to purchasers. NEW GOODS. Keeps constantly ou h:ind a large ass:rtmei:t of : HARDWARE and CUTLERY, Nails and cotton Cards, while Lead, j colored Paints, Patfy. 8 x 10 and 10 x 12 Glass, KeroMiie Ow (red and white) i Linseed Oii, 6pts. Terpetitine, and Japan Varnish. ! lie keeps also quite . assortment of i Medicines l'urojis P. I'iils, the best I medeciiie in tfit. orid :r clnlis and ' levers. He has on h md u large lot of Tinware, Brooms. Tubs, veil and water i Buckets. i The best Butter and Cheese, Oranges and Lemons, Apph s an.i Onions. b;tged llanib auci ElegaJit side meat, the verv ; best in town. He h.is just received two bags of ' Prime Colfee "Beauiiful Beau,'' also i a nice lot of family Fiour in bids, and iialf bbis- the best in toe market. Call and see. j Hats selling at cost and below, lien "s i and boy's calf Boots, men's and wo- men's Hoes at prices below anything in ; town of like quality. j Dry goods at cost. 75 pairs men's and boy's Pants, woo', Kentucky Jeans. Men's Coats anil over-coats. Candy, cakes, crackers, Tobacco, five gross ol .M it-'iu'S (p. it up in p triages or ; twelve bo.ics) for 10 Neeiie, 5 cents a paper Nos. 5 to 10 or C to 7, Pins, Pen j points, Fish hooks. Dressing combs Bar- ' bers combs, rubber, Harps Harmon icans, Pur. caps Nos. 22, 32 and 3$ Pis- tol cartrages, English Phoenix Mills Mustard, canned Peaches, Tomatoes. LIME AND GROUND ALU MX SALT CONSTANTLY ON HAND. All of the foregoing will be j sold at prices to Milt the times, j AnV Olie wishing to invest in Hell Ft-tP iiHi vP! rmrpWn ' ltdl J.Mc.lC, dllU WLl piirciia.-e j my stocK. will sen entire tock i with Store and Ware House and retire from business. Respectfully, H. A. Bond, Edenton, n. C. call. ORY, Proprietor. O. Provisions, Tobacco, Snnfi Hardware and Crock- and Coal. BAKER & SON, Coach Makers, EciGiiton, 1ST.C. Tlie above firm having just received a new supnly of material, also increased their force, wish to state that they ar now prepared to do all kind of Coach "Work in jhe very latest aud improved style at prices to surprise everybody. Before buying a Buggy, wagon, cart or a wheelbarrow, von tdmuM civn them atrial, you will save money. If yon have repairing of ;nv kind to do they will suit you both in work and price. Horse shoeing done cheap and neat. sepl4-y BACK ah UN! The undersigned having returned to Edenton and opened the same saloon on Main street as occupied last season, give notic-3 that they will keep a fresh sup ply of Norfolk Oysters i on hand during the entire neason, which ! will be served inanv st vie desired Stewed, Fried, on Hair Shell or by Measure, in any quantity and at very low price. Thanking for past favors and soliciting further patronage, we ar Yours, &c, Caskie - Chamherlain. AXLE llni GREASE BEST IN THE WORLD. I It wearing qualities are unsurpaaeetf, aetaaUr mi trom Animal Oil. t3r"tET TIIK CiEMUINE. FOR SALE BT DEALERS OEXERAIXT. V