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FISHERMAN & FARMER. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. W. j. CBOWSON. Editor and Prop. H. McL CROWSON, MAWAGER. Entered at the Post Office at Elizabeth City as second class matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Three Months 25 Cents. Bix Months 50 Cents. One Year - - - f 100 8ent by Mail. Payable in Advance. Gire postoffiee address in full, in cluding county and State. Advertising Rates Furnished on Ap plication. ELIZABETH CITY, Dec. 26. 1901. THE SCHLEY CASE. Public opinion is so decidedly in Schley's favor, that the find ing of the Court ot Inquiry against him met with popular disfavor. Secretary Long's approval of the finding of the Court and his "slap" at Dewey for daring to express a minority opinion increased the popular prejudice. Following this has come Roots reprimand of Lieut. Gen. Miles and President Roosevelt's outbreak against Miles at he White House has placed the matter in such condition that nothing less than Schleys com plete vindications will suit the mass of people. Following is a synopsis of the votes of the Court of Inquiry for and against Schley under the various specifications; 1. Schley's general conduct Foi, Dewey; against Benham and and Ramsay. 2. Movements of the flying squadron off Cirenfugos For, Dewey; against, Benham and Ramsay. 3. Voyages of the squadron from Cienlugos to Santiago 'For, Dewey; against, Benham and Ramsey. 4. The retrograde movement from Santiago westward For, none; against, Dewey, Benham and Ramsey. 5. Schley's report that it was impossible for him to remain off Santiago as directed For, none; against Dewey, Benham and Ramsay. 6. Condition of the squadron's coal supply off Santiago, and the accuracy of Schley's reports on that subject For, none; against, Dewey, Benham and Ramsay. 7. Bombardment of the Colon For, none; against, Dewey and Ramsay. 8. Withdrawal of blockading squadron at night off Santiago For, Dewey, Benham and Ram say. 9 The Brooklyn's loop dur ing the battle off Santiago For, Dewey against, Benham and Ramsay. 10. The Schley Hodgson con troversy For, none; against Dewey, Benham and Ramsay. Admirals Benham and Ram say find against Schley on nine counts; for him on one count. Admiral Dewey finds against him on five counts; for him on five counts. Merchants Tax Levy. From January 1 to 10 it will be in order for merchants all over the State to comply with section 77 of the Revenue Act, which requires all dealers in goods, wares and merchandise doing busiriess in North Caro lina to return under oath, the full amount of their gross sales from October 1, 1900. to Jan uary i, 1901, to the Registers of Deeds in the respective counties. This is for the purpose of levy ing a merchants' tax on the fol lowing scale. On sales less than 500. 0.50. Over $500, less than $1,000 $1.00. Over 1,000 less than 2,000 1.50. Over $2,000, less than $5,000 $2 50. Over 5,000, less than $10, 000, $4 00. Over $10,000 less than $20, 000, $8.00. Over $20,000, less than S40, 000, $12.00. Over $40,000, less than $60, 000, 16.00. Over $60,000, less than 8o,s 000, $20.00. Over $80,000, less than ioo, 000, $24.00. EXPENSIVE DINNERS. Two That Were Served in Delmonico's Old Place in New York. Probably the most expensive dinner ever given at Delmon ico's old restaurant, on Four teenth street, New Yoik, was that given by Mr. Morton Peto to the tea and coffee merchants of New York, 200 in number. It cost 25,000. The rarest wines and the most elaborate decora tions were mere incidents. The menu cais were of gold, and the guests sat on silk cushions, on which their names were em broidered. In the center of the table was a miniature lake, in which swam swans taken from Central park. Clara Louise Kel log received 1,000 for singing two songs at this feast and a present besides of a diamond bracelet. The salon was smoth ered in flowers. Another dinner given at one of the Delmonico establishments for ten people cost 400 a plate. It was luxurious enough to be classical. The waiters, five of them, were dressed as sailors. The host was a yachtmau, and he bought the waiters clothes. The guests drank, or rather, tasted, every vinted liquor that has ever been brought to Amer ica. They finished with a pousse cafe made of eleven liqueurs Before each plate sat a cut glass basin about twenty inches in diameter and four inches deep. Each was nearly filled with water perfumed with attar of roses, on the surface of which floated half open pond lilies. In the basin a perfect model of the yacht owned by the host was placed. It was cut in red cedar wood, wi h cabin, rail, wheel for steering, brasswoik, such as be, laying pins aud binnacles; man ropes worked and trimmed with sailor knots; scraped pine masts and booms, riggings ot silken cords, colored as it would be in the original, and siils of satin. There was a gold oar and many other gewgaws.-New York Sun. Durham is making great pub lie improvements. The bond issue of 300,000 is being used for improvements on streets, sewers, school buildings and market, and the work is being pushed. Eish to Ery. A remarkable affair is from Morehead City which is vouched tor by reliable parties here. A fisherman living near Bogue sound in a small shanty saw a large school of fish go up one of the creeks or blind guts that enter the marshes in that los cality. He had a quantity of nets at hand and a numerous family, and they all turned out and closed the mouth of the short creek, capturing the entire school of fish, which were main ly large trout. The lucky fisher man has kept the fish enclosed in the place, taking them out as fast as he could handle them, selling large quantities to the fish dealers at Morehead City. His sales have amounted to $4, 000 worth of fish, and several thousand dollars worth still re main in his pond. These facts were learned Irom a dealer who came here for additional funds with which to handle the fish for shipment. It is considered one of the most remarkable in cidents on record onr this part of the coast. 8 T yy m mm ie nzw mwiji tcoglr Tk. If 2 J "j... M Signature sr;wiM?HHjr,iiiyfimTniTn'i'Wj'rniiiuiiiiiwi AVege table Preparaticnfor As -sinrilating the food andRegula ong the Stomachs and Bowels cf PrcrmotesTigesUon,CheeTful ness and Rest. Con tains neither Opium.Morpbine nor Mineral. Not Nahcotic. PwnfJc Sad ' jQxlSennm jRocAttle SJlM -Anue Seed Jifym't faint h Cofb(js& Soda. H 'armSted -Ctarifwd Suaar A perfect Remedy for Constipa tion, Soar Stomach.Diarrhoea. Worms .Convulsions Jcver ish ness and LOSS OF SLEEP. ?ac Simile Signature of "NEW YORK. EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER. STATE NEWS. Short Items of Interest Clipped from Our State Exchanges. Mrs. Dillie 3yrum died at her home in Wake county at the ad vanced age of 109 years. The colored Methodist church at Mt. Airy was burned last week. It was of brick and the loss is estimated at $6,000, with $2,000 insurance, There have been established 210 rural libraries in this State under the Rural "Library Act. Fifty one counties out of tha 97 have secured libraries. Four libraries are in colored schools, three in Pasquotank and one in Orange. At Asheboro last week the jury awarded $12,000 damages in the case of the Asheboro Wood and Iron Works against the Southern Railway. This was about half the amount sued for. The Southern gave notice of appeal. Gov. Aycock respites, for the third time, Drew Vaughn, under sentence to be hanged at Winton Hertford county. The case is a very cse one. The governor desires yet furiher time to con sider it. The respite is until January 8th. Governor Aycock has made a commutation of the senteuce of Alexander Cox, who, in the fall ot 1899 was sentenced in Surry county for manslaughter to a term of 6ve years. The Governor commutes his sen tence so that it will expire on January 1st, r902. Lieutenant Bradley J. Wooten died at Havana, Cuba, last week of appendicitis. He was a grad uate of the A. & M. College. In 1898 he volunteered in the sec ond North Carolina Regiment. Later he was seut to the Philip pines and saw service being in charge of General Kobbe's mouuted scouts. More recently he was appointed a Lieutenant in the regular army aud was as signed to the Seventh Regiment "Custer's own." On December 25th, Mr. J. A. Crews, The Messenger traveling representative, expects to start on a tour of the West Indies. He will go as correspondent of The Messenger, and its many readers will have the benefit of reading letters from him de scriptive of those southern islands and the many things of interest he hopes to see. Be sides short stops at Charleston, Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West, Mr. Crews expects to visit Havana, San Juan, Nassau and many other cities before return ing. Utm H GASTORIA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature You Have A!ways Bought. THE CENTAUR COMPANY. NEW YORK CITY. GENERAL NEWS. A Partial List of the Week's Happen ings Throughout the Country. Schley has filed his objections to the finding of the majority re port. The senior class at Harvard University, has chosen R. C. Bruce, a negro of Indianapolis, as class day orator. W. H. Dancy a negro of Wil mington, N. C , is named as the successor ot C heatham as Re corder of Deeds in D. C. Mr. Carnegie has made an offer of $10,000,000 for the es tablishment of a National Uni versity at Washington D. C. and signified his willingess to in crease the ofler to $25,000,000 if necessary. Siguor Marconi announces that he has accomplished the wonderful feat of receiving elec trie signals without wires across the Atlantic ocean. In the disposing of the estate of Cornelius Roosevelt, an ec centric uncle of President Roose velt, the President will receive a fortune of $100,000. Fifty editors representing S. Carolina newspapers, visited the Charleston exposition Thursday, and were received with all the honors. Rev. J. Sidney Peters, of Hampton, Va., celebrated a pe culiar marriage Saturday, units ing John Gilbert Insley to his mother-in-law, ivlrs. M. New ton. United States Senator Chaun cey M. Depew, of New York, sailed for Europe last Saturday to wed Miss May Palmer at Nice, France, on December 27th. Two passenger trains collided on the Southern Pacific railro d near Salina, California. Twelve persons are reported killed aud 50 injured. Sunday was the colcle-t day Chicago has experienced in 3 -. years, the therinomet r . --i ing at 12 below z ro : through the West and X or ra west the floods and tTie. c '!! have done immense dam Admiral Schley has r e ive-1 a number of offers to go ihe lecture platform. One propM -tion was a fixt d price of j o 9 night for lectures to last 4 j nights. Admiral Schley politely declined this and all other ot fers. Attention Subscribers. The year is nearly gone and we want to straighten up our books so as to get things in shape for the new year. Please bring or send us what you owe on The Fisherman & Farmer. ( J? The ru' Kind GASTORIA "It Pays to Use the Best." mV aBiaa m mm mm I I I ! mmm I These cuts represent tne Standard of Excellency. Biggest House, Largest Stock and Lowest Prices. We invite you to call and satisfy yourselves. WHOLESALE Grocers and Tobacconists mi 1 lsilor in Hay. Lime. Cement, Paints, Oils, Rope, Hard ware, Br o-7ies. Harness Tobacco and Snufl at Frxtrry Prices. Anjmuniion Guns and J. B. FLORA & CO. (ESTABLISHED 1SS7) Jt !fH mi:kciiaa i s OLDEST FISH COMMISSION HOUSE IN NORFOLK WK EMPLOY NORFOLK MARKETS. FISH AND COUNTRY PRODUCE. Official WHOLE 6 ALU quotations as furnished by the Norft lk Produce Exchange, corner of Water street and Uoauoke square, The pr ces are strictly wholesale (not job lots) and represent prices obtained on actual sales. Peanuts old sfock. Market dull. Fancy 24 Strictly Prime 2 Prime 2 (2y2 Machine picked i4ii Peanuts new stoet, Market good Fancy 2 Z Strictly Prime 2(3)24 Prime 2ji - Bunch nuts $5lA Peas Blackeye, per bush... 1 25 M Black, per bushel. ... 100 Chestnuts, 2 to 3c. Corn No. 2 mixed 75 " No. 2 white 76 Hay ,No. 1 Timothy 16.50 No 2 " 15 50 No. 1 mixed 1 5 50 No. 2 M 1 s 00 Oats Mixed oats, No. 2.... 55c White No. 2 57c Mill Feed Bran 25 00 1 1 Middlings 2600 Shorts 26.00 Poultry Live Market steady. Chickens Old hens 27 fa3o Spring. ..225(25 Medium. I2i 5 Small 15 to 20 Ducks Mud 20 Eggs, strong at 24c. Butter, good country, at 14 to 1 5 Hams, North Carolina, 13 to 15c Onions, 3 or to 3.25 pet bag. Potatoes New, prime, 2.40 to 2.50 per bag. 10 1 1 p-. r baiiel. " Y. Ho, 1 50 to 1.73. ToiUl'Of'S . 'V i) illg I : CCiv'C! Cabbagt s - Crat , to j 25, 2 : t 1 ; o - 1 Hint, 12 :o 1 ;c 1 Si! it. lie. f H 1 rl t -111 d 6 h to 'C. viC each, i III . I S . s. 1 r c e 1 t j i r 1 ; 1 K 1 ; f. .-?. , each, 7 5 to 90 Fr . su Fish. MM" .sii, pi r Li. 4C 1 ti Hon iders, -r lb, 3c. K Uignsh. per !:, 3, Pomoino, u'i iij, 1 2c. Rot k per lt 8 to ioc. MOOD, ptrl fib, 5c. S:ieeph?adl p r lr, 6c. S,.a ;h Ulckt:!el, per lb. 12. Salmon t out, per lb, 4. Croaker-, per box, 600 Gray trout, per barrel, $8.00.; barrels, 5.00; barrels, 2,50, Spots, per box, 12 00. WBENN'S BUGGIES are the best. Full stock on hand. (Flora & Co., Agts. 0 AGfTS Sold wjrwhere In cans all sizes. Made by Standard Oil Company WANTED TO BUY Mill Timber aud Pine Pi ng for which best prices wilp be paid. Call on or address D. E. Willi a As, South Mills, N.yC. V- WITflS Shoes for Fall. Do you want the snap, the style and finish in a boot at tins price that you usually pay 50 cents more for? Look in our window and sec for yourself, or, what's better, before com ing 'o see these, look at the 2.50 shoes about town then let you be the judge. Spic and Span ! f. Lmthe Maker. 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