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Of all Grades, Gravities an ( d Cold Tests,

Capitol Cylinder Oil,

Warranted to bs the best Cylinder Oil on the the market for Stationary Engines.

STANDARD BRANDS:

ATLANTIC RED ENGINE. FLO OR 0)0 ENGINE.



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Railroad Oils a Specialty.

*a&t~«»t&t)ks

Matchless Valvs ^ Cvlinder Oil.



Warranted not to Corrode the Iron or Eat the Packing, ind to Make More Mileage
than fallow or lard. In use on Sixty Railroads.



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WILMINGTON, TV. C.




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FAST FREIGHT LINE

TO ALL POINTS

50UTH AND WEST.

T AND PORTSMOUTH.
.INZ K/'a WILMINGTON.

.DING ON COTTON
5 EAN PORTS.

ilrainffton for Fertilizers.



COWJXTE CTI OKTS.
Maxton, with Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley R. R. Hamlet, with Ral-
eigh & Augusta R. R.; with Palmetto R. R.; with Gibson's Branch R. R.
Wadesboro, with C. & S. R. R. Monroe, with Georgia, Carolina &
Northern R. R. Charlotte, with N. C. R. R., C. C. & A. R. R., A. & C.
R. R., A. T. & O. R. R. Lincolnton, with C. & L. N. G. R. R. Shelby,
with C. C. & C. R. R.

OPPICERS.
Superintendent, L. C.JONES, - - North Front St., Wilmington-
Treasurer, JOHN H. SHARP.
Auditor, A. J. HOWELL, -
Paymaster, W. F. WILLIAMS, -
Ticket Auditor, T. H. WRIGHT, -



FREIGHT DEPOTS, Fool of BRUNSWICK ST.

THOMAS 0. MEARES, Agent. W. H. ALLEN, Master of Transportation.

JOHN M. ROBINSON, President, BALTIMORE, MD.

JOHN C. WINDER, General Manager, RALEIGH, N. C.

F. W. CLARK, General Freight Agent, PORTSMOUTH, VA.



CHAS. F.BROWNE,



WHOLESALE



buna Merchant



AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF



This book must not
be token from the
Library building.



FRUITS,



FISH, &c.




Form No. 471



GEO, R. FRENCH & SONS




108 North Front Street,

LEADING EETAIL DIAUBI



■IN-



IIS and SHOES



Anything in Foot Wear for
Man, Woman or Child, can be

found at
OUR MAMMOTH STORE.

SA T/SFA CTIO N GUARANTEED.

GEO. R. FRENCH & SONS,

108 North Front Street, Wilmington, N. C.




*? f^NOVATCJ) ^tANWT^J) *f



^^(iMlNOcToNP
O MYOSITES THE CITY H-A.XjXj.




-CALL AND SEE SAMPLES OF ++



SPRINGS I MATTRESSES.

Work Well Done at Moderate Cost.



cmbM.M.KATZ^se



WHOLESALE AND RETAIL



No. 116 MARKET ST., WILMINGTON, N. I



SA3IPLES SENT OX APPLICATION.



HEINSBERGERS



<*«d



&? XPi. 6S,



4UV.E BOOK STORE

107 Market Street, Wilmington, N. C.



DEALER IN



BLANK BOOKS, SCHOOL BOOKS, FANCY GOODS, TOYS,

Paper and Envelopes, Pictures and Frames,

PIANOS, ORGANS, GUITARS, VIOLINS, BANJOS, ACCORDEONS AND STRINGS.

All the Latest Literature of the Age.

Merchants and the public in general will rind it to their advantage
to deal with

HEINSBERGER



"wiLD^iiiTca-Tonsr

SEA COAST RAIL ROAD



Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach.



SPLENDID SAILING AND BATHING!



#>SURF^ STILL WATER

BATHING!|BATHING!

M .,. . P ( } Mammoth Pavillions,

Magnificent Groves, B

I NOTHING LIKE IT

BAND Ur MUolL 5 on the Atlantic coast.

Hotel Accommodations Equal to Any
in the Country.



Soft Shell Crabs and Sea Food are Specialties.

BOATS FOR FISHING PARTIES !

Excursions from Inland Towns Carried
Through Without Change of Cars.



Connections Made with all Trains on the A. C. Line
and Carolina Central Rail Road.



ELECTRIC BELLS, GAS, HOT AND COLD WATER, AND ALL CONVENINCES.



the C*k Fem * Y*M V alley

railway Company,

WITH AMPLE FACILITIES,

Offers first-class PASSENGER SERVICE and is prepared to handle
with promptness and dispatch all business entrusted to its care

BETWEEN

NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA

AND EASTERN CITIES,

AND

ALL POINTS SOUTH AND WEST.

IT WILL BE OPENED TO WILMINGTON, N. C, ABOUT JAN. 1, 1890.



All trains of the Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railway Co.. pass around

the base of the celebrated Pilot Mountain. For rates

and information apply to



JULIUS A. GRAY, Pres't, J. W. FRY, Gen'l Supt,

Greensboro, N. C. Greensboro, N. C.



W. E.KYLE, G. F. & P. A.
Fayetteville, N. C.




and Gun Si



BELL HANGING AND WORK ON COMBINATION SAFE

LOCKS A SPECIALTY.

ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.



25 South Front Street,



WILMINGTON, N. C.



SAMUEL BELSINGER,

WHOLESALE DEALER IN THE

@§il Willi ml Mii§s I*

206 North Third Street, Philadelphia.



THE WILMINGTON TRADE SOLICITED. CALL ON W. H. M. KOCH, OUR AUTHOR-
IZED AGENT, FOR PRICES, &c.



J. R. TURRENTINE. L. H. VOLLERS. F. E. HASHAGEN.

-=— ESTABLISHED 1876.



SPECIALTIES.



MEAT, •



FLOUR, ■ • ■
MOLASSES,



GRAIN,



HAY, • .



RICE. • •



TURRENTINE.VOLLERS & Co.

GENERAL

BROKERS



Nutt Street,

Bet. Campbell and Hanover,

WILMINGTON. - 1ST. O



H. H. MUNSON



Established in 1843.



H. P. MUNSON



MUNSON &> CO.,

Merchant-:- tailors 1



AND DEALERS IN



* # * * *



IMPORTED .-. AND .-. DOMESTIC .'. SUITINGS .-. AND .-. PANTS

GOODS .-. MADE .-. TO .'. MEASURE .-. BY

SKILLED .-. WORKMEN.

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32 NORTH FRONT STREET, - - - - WILMINGTON, N. C.



DIRECTORY



-OF THE



CITY of WILMINGTON,

NORTH CAROLINA,
1889.



CONTAINING A GENERAL AND COMPLETE
BUSINESS GUIDE OF THE CITY,



PUBLISHED BY



JULIUS J±. BOISTITZ,

Editor and Proprietor WILMINGTON MESSENGER.



WILMINGTON, N. C,
Messenger Steam Presses,



TO OUR READERS



"Remember, we know well only the great nations whose books we
possess; of others we know nothing, or but little."

This Directory of the city of Wilmington is issued to sup-
ply a long felt need. In its make-up we have endeavored to
gather such reasonably complete information as is usually
looked for in a publication of this description. The work has
been done with the greatest care and yet we feel and realize that
some errors and omissions may have found, and unavoidably so,
their way into its pages. These we regret, but they are attribu-
table to the difficulties which surrounded the gathering in of the
information, and which beset every effort of this kind. In the
canvass for the population and in the compilation of the work we
were assisted by Messrs. W. H. Gerken and R. J. Lewis, of this
city, who have labored with much zeal and efficiency.

We trust the Directory will prove of incalculable benefit not
only to our home people, but also to the business men abroad.

J. A. RONITZ,
Editor and Proprietor,
May 1 8, 1889. Wilmington Messenger.



INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS.

Page

Atlantic Coast Line, inside back cover.

Acme Manufacturing Company 81

Allen, Jacob Contractor and Builder 59

Atkinson and Manning, Insurance Agents 152

Bonitz Hotel, 6th col. page back.

Brown, A. A. Insurance Agent 35

Bauer, A. G. Contractor and Builder 56

Brunhild, Simon & Co., Wholesale Dealers in Liquors and

Tobacco see lower margins.

Bear, Sol. Wholesale and Retail Dealer Dry Goods, Cloth-
ing, Boots and Shoes see side margins.

Bear, Sol. & Co., Wholesale Dealers in Liquors and To-
bacco see side margins.

Bear, Samuel, Sr., Dealer in Dry Goods, Clothing, Tobac-
co, Cigars, Furs, &c 75

Bear, Morris Bros., Wholesale Dealers in Dry Goods,

Boots, Shoes, &c 6th col. page back.

Belsinger, SamT. Wholesale Liquor Dealer, 5th col. page

front.

Browne, C. F., Agent, Dealer in Groceries and Country

Produce 1st col. page front.

Blodgett, Moore & Co., Oils &c see side margins.

Burr & Bailey, Manufacturers of Cotton Presses, Stills &c. 59

Bank of New Hanover 145

Brown & Pearson Tonsorial Artists, see top margins.

Blackwell's Durham Tobacco 5th col. page back.

Clydes New York S. S. Company outside back cover.

Carolina Central Rail Road inside front cover,

Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Rail Road, 5th col. page front.
Cumming, W. M. Mattress Maker and Renovater, 2d col.

page front.

Craft, T. C. Furniture Dealer in

Carolina Creosote and Oil Company 7th col. page back.

Chamber of Industry 8th col. page back.

Chase, John C. Civil Engineer and Surveyor 152

Carroll, M. Brooklyn Dairy 75

Cronenberg, H. Photographer 44

DASSENGER and Baggage Transfer. All orders left at SOUTHERLAND S
I STABLES, 108 & no North Second St., will be promptly attended to.



c.



B. S AJTHEFLAND & GO , Retail dealers in ALL CLASSES
of VEHICLES. Cor. Second and Princess Streets,

6 MESSENGER'S WILMINGTON DIRECTORY.

Cutlar, DuBrutz Attorney at Law 44

Catlett, W. Principal Cape Fear Academy 75

Christ, Phillip Baker and Confectioner 136

Dingelhoef, M. J. Watch Maker and Jeweler, see top and

bottom margins.

Davis, Martin T. Agent Real Estate 65

Dudley, John L. Sewing Machine Agent, see top margins.

Dry, Jas. D. Dyer and Cleaner 65

French, Geo. R. & Son, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in

Boots and Shoes 2d col. page front.

French Bros., Fertilizers, Building Lime &c 48

Garrell, Jno. F. Butcher 70

Gieschen, J. G. L. Saloon see side margins.

Gieschen, H. H. Groceries and Liquors 65

Gause, Jas. F. Lighterman 39

Grant, B. H. Plumber and Gas Fitter 65

Giles & Murchison, Hardware, Crockery, &c 26

Greenwald, I. L. Dealer in Boots and Shoes, see side margins

Hart, Miss Principal Young Ladies School 128

Hankins, A. G. Agent, Grocer see lower margins.

Huggins, G. W. Watchmaker and Jeweler 70

Heinsbergers, Live Book Store 3d col page front.

Hayden. P. H. Harness Maker, &c see side margins.

Hutchins, B. L. Painter 56

Hansen & Smith, Lumber Dealers 26

Hanby, John H. Contractor and Builder 48

Holden, S. W. Plumber and Gas Fitter 52

Hall & Pearsall, Wholesale Grocers see top margins.

Hicks, R. W. Commission Merchant see top margins.

Honnet, George Watchmaker and Jeweler 1 1 1

Kure, Hans A. Ship Chandler and Grocer 35

Krahnke, J. Henry Tailor 3d col. page back.

Kirkham, W. J. Gardner and Florist 3d col page back.

Katz, M. M. Dry Goods, &c 3d col page front.

Keith, B. F. Groceries, &c see lower margins.

King, John J. Inspector of Lumber &c 65

Kiley, P. E. Saloon and Restaurant Sy

Koch, W. H. M. Saloon see side margins.

Knoxville Furniture Company 2d col. page back.

Lewis, R. J. Caterer 97

Messenger Job Office 208

Manning, E. W. Summer Resort, Atlantic View 148

TpvTTXT T "nTlFH "FT V SINGER SEWING MACHINES,
JKJ ril\ 1^. UULvLvE,!, 2? NORTH FRONT ST.



1-1 P PRFMPFRT Fashionable Shaving and Hair Dressing Saloon,



No. 7 SOUTH FRONT STREET.



MESSENGER'S WILMINGTON DIRECTORY. 7

Marshal, J. R. Produce Dealer 39

Morton & Hall, Distillers 39

Meares, L. H. Gent's Furnisher &c 30

McEachern, D. Grain &c 35

Maffitt & Corbett, Wholesale Grocers 26

Morrelle, Rev. Daniel English and Classical School 30

Munson & Co., Merchant Tailors, &c...6th col. page front.

Nutt, J. D. Druggist &c see top margins.

Nobles, S. W. Vineyard &c 3d col. page back.

Northrop, Hodges & Taylor, Insurance Agents 21

National Life and Maturity Association of Washington D.C.

see side margins.

O'Brien, Martin Groceries and Liquors 145

O'Connor, Daniel Real Estate Agent 87

Orrell, R. C. Livery and Sale Stables see side margins.

Otersen, Wm. Grocer 136

Oldenbuttel, John G. Groceries and Liquors 152

Ortman, F. W. Saloon see top margins.

Portnor, R. Brewing Company 1st col. page back.

Poisson, Louis J. Real Estate Agent 59

Prempert, H. C. Tonsorial Artist, see top margins.

Polvogt & Rehder, Boots and Shoes see lower margins.

Perdew, John W. Gun Smith 5th col. page front.

Parker, C. C. Painter see lower margins.

Proctor Screen Company 6th col. page back.

Quinlivan, Daniel Horse Shoer and Farrier 56

Rheinstein, F. & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods &c 52

Rising, R. F. Tinner 30

Stokely, W. H. Summer Resort 70

Southerland,T. J. Livery and Sale Stables, see lower margins.
Southerland, C. B. & Co., Carriage Factory, see top

margins.

Schloss, S. A. & Co., Auctioneers &c see top margins.

Smith & Boatwright, Insurance Agents see side margins.

Springer, J. A. Coal and Wood see lower margins.

Sutton House, Mrs. M. F. Sutton, Proprietress 145

Standard Oil Company outside front cover.

Turrentine, Vollers &c, Broker's 6th col page front.

Taylor, John E. Boots and Shoes 87

Taylor's Bazaar, Fancy Goods. &c see top margins.

Tucker. H. A. Marble and Stone Cutter 44

The Messenger, Newspaper 4th col. page back



M



J. DINGELHOEF, 123 Market Street, Watches, Clocks and Jew-
elry carefully repaired and warranted.



TAYLOR'S BAZAAR. Wholesale and Retail Millinery and Fancy Goods,
I Fashionable Goods, Low Prices. 118 Market st., Wilmington. N. C,

8 MESSENGER'S WILMINGTON DIRECTORY.

Wilmington Sea Coast Rail Road 4th col. page front.

Watson, A. W; Crockery, &c, see back of Fancy Card and 128

Wilmington Savings and Trust Company 152

Webb, Mrs. H. Florist 52

Woolvin, J. W. Undertaker 21

Worth, W. E. & Co., Ice Manufactory 120

Ward, C H. Tonsorial Artist in

Williams, Capt. E. Harbor Towing 136

Whitehead, W. A. & Son, Brokers 97

Wilmington Paper Company see lower margins.

Young, W. L. Real EstateAgent 43



WILMINGTON IN 1889,



Chief among the important considerations necessary to the
growth and development of a city, is favorable geographical posi-
tion. By this we mean such a situation with respect to territory
and transportation facilities as to make it the general marketplace
and supply depot of an extensive region of country.

It seems hardly necessary to dwell for a moment on the im-
portance of this advantage. Experience throughout the world
and in all ages in which commerce has flourished, from Carthage
to the ancient time of Venice in the middle ages, and from Venice
to our own times, has shown that it alone is sufficient to rear and
support a great city. It is due to her magnificent position be-
tween Europe and Asia, and between the Mediterranean and the
Black sea, that Constantinople has for centuries been the chief
city of the East, and the imperial center of the Turkish empire.
It is the inter-continental position of the Mediterranean that made
its shores the home of most of the great cities of antiquity and
still adorns them with the fair Naples with her 500,000 inhabi-
tants ; with Marseilles, numbering over 350,000; with Genoa,
Smyrna, Alexandria and hundreds of others.

In China we find Canton situated on the Chinese sea with her
1,750,000; in Hindoostan on the Bay of Bengal is Madras with
nearly half a million. In Germany on the Elbe, with its outlet
to the sea, is Hamburg with her 500,000, and coming to our own
country, at the mouth of the beautiful Hudson are New York
and Brooklyn with their 2,500,000; and last, but greater than
any of them, stands the imperial London on the Thames with
about 4,000,000 souls.

It is the geographical position of these cities — their situation
with respect to trade interests — that has contributed more than

U J, DINGELHOEF, Practical Watchmaker," dealer in Watches, Clocks,
"*• "jewelry, Diamonds, Silver and Plated Ware, 123 Market Street.



F1U rvRTMANN, Proprietor CLUB ROOMS, No. 17 N. Second
» » • vJ St. Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Oysters in Season.

10 MESSENGER'S WILMINGTON DIRECTORY.

anything else to make them what they are. Where a city is
favored with this advantage to more than an ordinary degree, its
future is assured, if but her citizens will make proper use of the
advantages presented.

To one at all acquainted with the resources of the South, and
particularly this portion of North and South Carolina, it is only
necessary to take a glance at the map to realize the future of
Wilmington. Here she stands at the very portal of one of the
finest cotton and rice producing regions in the world. On the
one hand is the mighty Ocean system giving her transportation
as far as the winds that blow to every clime; on the other lies her
railways radiating in many directions throughout the State and
adjacent States, pouring into her lap an immense commerce-
Already a large and prosperous city, it seems that nature and
civilization have conspired to make Wilmington in the not far
distant future one of the greatest cities on the South Atlantic
Coast.

No one can visit Wilmington and fail to be impressed with the

may signs and growing indications of wealth and prosperity

which abound on every hand. Here will be found all public

buildings and institutions usual to a great commercial city, as for

instance, a United States Custom House, a handsome new United

States Court House and Post Office building, now in course of

erection, United States Marine Hospital, Seaman's Home and

Bethel, City Hospital, United States Signal Service Station, three

daily newspapers, five weekly and one monthly publications,

nearly fifty churches, twenty-eight public and private schools,

ample banking facilities, four railroads completed, and two others

under construction, a number of prosperous industries, and the

city boasts of a large number of the handsomest and most costly

residences in the State. The city has its street railway, telephone

conveniences, and excellent fire department, water and gas

works, and is lighted by electricity.

T 1 QnilTUPDI A IMF! Livery and Horse Exchange, Nos. 108 and
1, J, OUU IJlLjRL/ilNJJ, no North Second St., Wilmington, N. C



1AMES D. NUTT, Druggist, 218 N. Front St. Beyond doubt, cheapest place
J in the city to buy Drugs and everything pertaining to a first-class store.

MESSENGER'S WILMINGTON DIRECTORY. 11

The advantages and attractions of the city as a place of resi-
dence are unsurpassed by no city of equal population in the
Union. The climate is delightful, health excellent, the society is
cultivated and refined, the city is most orderly, educational
facilities are both excellent and abundant. Several of the church
edifices are very fine specimens of architecture; they have large
congregations and their pulpits are supplied by pastors of repu-
tation and ability.

The population of the city is now about 25,000.



<>■; - ■ -



SOME ATTRACTIONS.



The following are some of the many splendid attractions that
should be seen and enjoyed by all who wish a season of rest and
healthful recreation. As resorts they are unsurpassed by any on
the South Atlantic Coast.

WRIGHTSVILLE SOUND.

This well-known and popular resort, eight miles from the city'
will during the present season, receive a much larger attention
from pleasure and health-seekers than ever before, as one of the
results of the completion of the Sea Coast Railroad from this city
to that place. Wrightsville has always been popular, and has
greatly increased in popularity since the completion of the turn-
pike from the eastern limits of the city to the Sound. This turn-
pike, which is heavily ballasted with oyster shells its entire length,
affords one of the finest and most pleasant drives that can be
found in North Carolina. It is as hard as though it were
McAdamized, is bordered nearly its entire length with pines,
whose fragrant odors are delightful, exhilerating and bracing, and
the line of the road is sufficiently crooked to relieve the tourist
from a weary monotony. The Wilmington Sea Coast Railroad
and the Ocean View Railroad are ready to take visitors to the
Sound.

Another advantage lies in the fact that, by means of the rail-
road, the pleasure seeker can go direct to the beach without extra
expense. On this beach the Carolina Yacht Club have their
house and here also is the new, large and elegant Hammocks
Hotel, for the accommodation of visiting guests, and in the
waters adjacent is the favorite yachting course where there will
be during the season, several exciting and interesting regattas.
Its proximity to the city, with its easy and cheap accessibility by

I A QDDIMPrD Wholesale and Retail dealer in Coal, Wood, Brick,
J. A. OrnllNuLn, Shingles, &c. 121 N. Water St., Wilmington, N. C



C. B. SOUTHERLAND & CO., make a specialty in Repairs of Carriages,
"^Buggies, Wagons, Carts and Drays. Cor. Second and Princess Sts.

MESSENGER'S WILMINGTON DIRECTORY. 13

railroad, together with the fact that it is connected with the city
by telephone make this a desirable resort. There are plenty of
fish of almost every variety in the waters of the Sound and ocean
and an abundance of good oysters in their season.

CAROLINA BEACH.

This pleasant resort, which sprung into existence as if by
magic in the summer of 1887, possesses attractions which at
once made it extremely popular with the people. Although the
accommodations there last year were limited in extent, as they
naturally would be with only a few months — we might say weeks
of preparation, yet it was a popular resort for those who would
spend a day from the cares and duties of every day life, and while
away a few hours by the seaside, where they could view the
grandeur, the majesty and the power of old ocean as her waves
dashed upon the shore, to the deep anthem of the unceasing
roar of the breakers. A short ride on the waters of the Cape
Fear, and a shorter ride of less than two miles on the railroad,
constructed across the peninsula, from the river to the beach,
and the weary pleasure-seeker is away from the noise, tumult
and dust of the city, and on one of the finest ocean beaches along
the South Atlantic Coast. It was visited t by many thousands last
year, and will probably be resorted to by a largely increased
number during the present season.

Many additions and improvements have been made for the bet-
ter accommodation of visitors, and the facilities for reaching the
beach have been greatly increased by the addition of the splen-
did steamer Sylvan Grove, with her accommodations for 500 pas-
sengers, which make daily excursions there during the season.

The fame of the beach spread from one end of the State to the
other and even into South Carolina and Georgia. The means for
bathing, fishing or sailing are excellent, and it is peculiarly free

WHEN you wish to buy Groceries and Shingles, you can save money
by calling on B. F. KEITH, Jr., 130 North Water Street.



SA. SOHLOSS & CO. Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 21 and
• 23 Market St. Crockery, Glassware, &c, Wholesale and Retail.

14 MESSENGER'S WILMINGTON DIRECTORY.

from flies, mosquitoes and gnats. The most of the time there is
a good southwest breeze blowing, which coming in from the sea,
is cool, refreshing and enjoyable.

The Ocean View Railroad Company has begun the erection of
a hotel and eating house at the Masonboro terminus of their road.
It will have a handsome dining room 80x30 feet, and will be
about thirty feet from the pavillion and connecting with it by a
wide platform. It will be known as "'The Breeze House," and
will be under the management of Mrs. Mayo, who has a reputa-
tion that will certainly draw those fond of good cooking and good
things.

"THE ROCKS."

The "Rocks," so called from the fact of the immense pile of
stone that has been placed there, by which New Inlet has been
effectually closed for the passage of vessels, is twenty miles from
Wilmington and more than half way between this city and the
mouth of the river. It has become quite a popular pleasure re-
sort on account of the splendid fishing it affords, and its excellent
opportunities for bathing and boat sailing. The hotel accommo-
dations at "The Rocks" are very good, and they will be improved
as occasion may demand. The place suffers for the want of shade
trees, but this lack is in a measure compensated for by the cool
southwest breezes which prevail nearly all the time. Large
quantities of fish are caught here and many of our citizens find a
visit to the place both pleasant and profitable. It is easy of ac-
cess, and the probability is that the list of visitors will be much
larger during the present season than in any previous year.

LAKE WACCAMAW.

On the Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta Railroad, thirty-six
miles from Wilmington, is the pretty village of Lake Waccamaw,


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