Assorted Articles WMS 1868

23 Feb

— The little steamer of Capt. Paddison’s, the Mary Eleanor, which carried a party of gentlemen from here yesterday to Point Caswell to attend the grand barbecue, which comes off to-day, was gaily and handsomely dressed out for the occasion with Seymour and Blair flags, banners, &c.  She also carried up a full band of music.  Col. Waddell is to be one of the speakers to-day, we are informed.

[Wilmington Morning Star —  Wednesday, August 19th, 1868]


ACT OF COURTESY.— Capt. R. P. Paddison, of the Mary Eleanor, the little steamer which carried up a large party of gentlemen from this city to Point Caswell, on Wednesday, refused to accept any compensation whatever for the trip.  The members of the party acknowledge themselves much indebted to Capt. P. for his courtesy, and hope he and his little steamer will long be an adjunct of the waters of the Cape Fear.

[Wilmington Morning Star —  Saturday, August 22nd, 1868]




     THE DEPARTURE OF THE DELEGATION.—  At two o’clock yesterday afternoon, in accordance with notice proviously (misspelled in article) given, the Str. Gov Worth, which had been chartered for the occasion by the Democratic Club of this city, started off from her wharf with the New Hanover delegation for Fayetteville.  As the steamer left the wharf a salute was fired from the Fairbanks, Capt. Hunter, of the N. Y. and Wil. line of steamships, an honor which was duly acknowledged and returned from the Worth.  The latter steamer was gaily decorated with flags and banners, and the Fairbanks had likewise mounted her colors.  A full brass band was in attendance and discoursed some sweet music until the steamer was beyond hearing.

     It is estimated that some 200 persons went up on board of her and a large number had previously left on the Hurt and the North Carolina.  New Hanover will be resented (represented) at Fayetteville by at least 300 of her sons.

     —– The Howard Fire Company and the Hook and Ladder went up yesterday to Fayetteville on the Worth, to attend the Convention.

[Wilmington Morning Star — Wednesday, September 9th, 1868]


     The first two bales of new cotton were recived (misspelled) in Fayetteville on Tuesday, last, and shipped on the steamer Halcyon to F. W. Kerchner, of this city.  Both of these bales were raised in Cumberland county, one by Capt. K. J. Braddy, and the other by Moses Heyward, Esq., on adjoining farms.  Our friend “Heck” McMillan, who sold good copperas during the war– ” none of your darned dirt” –was the purchaser.

[Wilmington Morning Star — Sunday, September 13th, 1868]

— The discharge which wounded a gentleman at Fayetteville, on the 9th, did not proceed from Capt. John McIlhenny’s gun “Brick Pomeroy,” but from a piece used by a delegation not from New Hanover county.  We make this statement in justice to Capt. McIlhenny.

[Wilmington Morning Star — Sunday, September 13th, 1868]

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