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THE NEWS FROM THE OLD NOKTl I STATE AND ITSCAPITAL,
Seaboard' Air Line Will Not Wait
THE SOUTHERN MOVING
Interesting .Hoves on tlio Railway
Clit'i'ltcr ISoard ?Temporary Konto
to Florida Via, Clinton, S. C.-'Hip
Konttiern MiikluK Up to Fingier?
'I lie Now Crnuberry ICoud Ilticlicri
hy I lie wild ami sj- ii ill cud'.
Raleigh, N. C, April 5.?It was learn?
ed on authority yesterday that 'he
Seaboard Air Line has drawn plans for
ten new fast train engines, Instead of
eight as stated In yesterday's paper. It
is expected that tho order for them will
be placed In a few days.
They will be powerful locomotives, of
the most approved pattern and highest
l or these engines five new vestibule
trains will be built. The drawings und
Bpecillcatlons for these have also been
made, but the contract lias not yet been
r. v. n nut. Each train will consist of one
full mail car, a baggage and express car
and two passengers coaches. Of course,
en each of these tiaina will be run a
full complement of Pullman Bleeping,
?in'.ng and chair cars.
These trains will be ready by the time
the Camdcn-Columbia and the Rich
mond-Rldgewny short cuts arc complet?
In the meantime, however, in order to
advertise Its new Florida line, the Sea?
board will temporarily inaugurate a
through route from Norfolk to Jackson?
ville, via Clinton, S. C. over the C. N.
i'i- I.. This Clinton elbow will make the
route son c IfiO miles further than it will
be on completion of the Cutndcn-Coluin
bit link, but It is the only way by which
th" Seaboard 'an get into Florida over
lite F. ?'. & P. until that link Is con
In tin- mat Irr of trackage the Sen
bourd will lose nothing by this longer
route, as it will get a differential rate,
nor will tlie passenger lose in fare. The
only handicap will be that of time. Rut
i n ?? Hi.- Cntndcn road is finished, the
tables will be'turned ami the Southern
will labor under a. similar disadvantage.
No matter what route it takes II will
find Itself getting into Florida several
The Southern's plan, now that it has
losl th" P. C. ? P. railroad, is 1? form
a i. mpornry nlllanec with the Plant
people; and later, when the Plant Sys?
tem shall come In competition with it
by reason of the con; ruction of the
North ami iouth Carolina railway and,
Its connection with tlie Atlantic nnd
Danville, the Southern will pool its for?
tunes vlith Plngler and his Florida Fast
Coasl railroad and lines of steamers to
Havana and Porto Rieb.
The firs; arrangement, they reason,
will enable them to keep up their
through Florida travel until thoy can
build a line into Jacksonville, to lake
the pine,, .if tlie p. c. \- p. railrond so
recently ami so unexpectedly snatched
froth them by the Seaboard. Th" second
deal will enable 'hem. sifter that lln<?
is built, to largely control the Fast ln
dlnri trade, which will be something
The new line to bo built by tho
Southern will probable begin at Sum?
mit, s. r\. on tlie Charleston, Columbia
.?'?..'1 Augusta railroad, which belongs to
From Summit t" Columbia is about
"ii miles. As has already heen announc?
ed In those columns nnd as President
Ppence.r has since publicly stated, this
link will be built first. Then on lo Sa?
vannah, fin., a distance of .-'bout sn
miles more?or lin miles for the entire
At Hie last named place tho work of
Construction will Stan until It Incomes
evident that the present arrangement
With the Plan! System can. for any
reas..". be no longer maintained. Then
th--- Southern will again take up the
work of construction and build the Sa
vnnnnh-Jacksonville link. This will re?
quire 128 miles of new rood if they take
tlie hid P. ?'. & V. route as Is now con?
templated. This route, they claim, Is
much better than tlie one dually select?
ed for tho F. C. & P., and is ten miles
Once info Jacksonville over its own
road, the Southern will form an alliance
with the Florida East Coast railroad,
n? above mentioned. Fingier Ihey claim,
controls tli" key to the railroad situa?
tion in Florida. Tils rood certainly runs
through the most fertile section of the
State, and it is the only sect ion in which
all the nrnnte groves have not been
killed bv the cold. Then his steamship
lines w il! be abundant feeders to the
When they get their own road into
Jacksonville, the Southern people claim
they will have a shorter route to
Florida by thirty miles than will the
Seaboard over the p. c. & v.
THE NEW CRANBERRY ROAD.
Gen. Robert F. Hoke spent several
days at Lincoln ton. Ho stated to a re?
porter that the matter was not yet In
shape for him to give out anything re?
lative to the new railroad from John?
ston City, Tenn.. via Cranberry, to
Lincolnton. He stated that the road
would bo constructed, he was very sure,
Hint it would be a standard gauge,
with the best equipment obtainable. He
said that the road from Cranberry to
Johnston City, Tenn.. which will be
a pnrt of the new road. Is a narrow
gauge t present, but that the cuts,
fills and bridges were all constructed
with a view to changing the standard
General Hoke staled that the ro.nl
from Cranberry to Lincolnton would he
located by the most direct, practicable
route, without reference to the narrow
gauge road between here and Lenolr.
We learn, though not from General
Hoke, that no subscription will be ask?
ed for, but that the money will he fur?
nish* d by tlie new purchasers of the
Seaboard Air Line system. This means
that once undertaken the road will be
The importance of the road as a feed?
er to the S. A. L.. the great compet'tor
of tlie Southern, assures Its early con?
struction, and its Junction with the S.
A. L. here will mean much for Lincoln
ton nnd all her in'eres'.s.
, NEW ENTERPRISES CHARTERED.
The Secretary of State yesterday
morning incorporated the Parkdale
Milting Company, of Murphy, Cherokee
countv. Its capital stock is $23,000, with
privilege of increasing it to $1,000,000.
The incorporators are Edward S. Jac?
ques. Ernest Pfarrlns and Robert Ga
lusta 1. The business proposed is the
"mining of gold and other minerals;
the owning, using and working of min?
ing and timber lands: the purchasing
and treating of ores and minerals."
Articles of Incorporation of the Farm?
er's Tobacco Warehouse Company, of
Whitevllle, Columbus county, wore also
Its capital stock is Sl.oon. The In?
corporators are Joshua Smith. C. Wat
kins, J. D. Maultsby, A. F. Powell, J.
P. Williams, l.co Forney DuVal, D. .1
Lewis. V. V. Richardson, R. A. Rock?
well, J. F. Putin. R. H. Powell, M. Q.
Lewis. J. R. Williamson. E. W. Fuhr,
J. It. Sehulken. J. A. Baldwin, John C.
Powell and H. O. MofliU.
NO COMMISSION TO-DAT.
To-day there Is no Railroad Commis?
sion?nor Corporation Commission
The Railroad Commission died last
night at the hour of 12. The Corpora?
tion Commission will be born to-night
at the same hour. ?
To-mnrrow the three new comtnis
sinners-McNelll. Ros?ms ami Bedding
Held, will lie sworn in as Corporation
Mr. Reddingfield's ?Ulf to tho ofTlee
Is contested by Dr. D. II. Abbott. II??
will take the matter into the courts,
lie hopes to have ;t heard al the April
term of Wake Superior Court so that
(he Supreme Court can decide U at this
REMOVAL?SCCCKSST'TTT, RAID ON
Wilson. N. C, April 5 - Captain J. N.
Gibbons nnd family will leave Thurs?
day for Fair Bluff, N. C, where they
will reside in the future.
The jewelry store of Mr. W. N.
Chiirchwell was robbed early yesterday
morning by a band of seven negro rob?
bers, taking everything that could be
easily carried arid demolished articles
which they could not remove.
Mr. Churchwcll only found this cut
on coming down to open his establish?
ment nfter breakfast. Shortly after he
-met some nart-Uis- from Luouua. who
reported that they had mot negroes on
the road trying to sell watches, '?!<?..
and a $5 watch was. bought for 2? cents.
The Lucama officers were 'phoned to
watch f >r negroes wishing to sell jew?
elry, and when the message was re
c.-i\ed the robbers were already offer?
ing their waves. Two of them were
imprisoned in Lucama. jail, while the
ringleader, with a rille*, and the rest
made away. The people of the town
closed up their places of business and
started in pursuit, but it cannot be as?
certained that any were caught.
BTAl'K SVKW.H KOT KM.
The Norflcet Camp of Confederate
Veterans, at Winston, have elected the
following delegates to attend the an?
nual reunion at Charleston, S. C, on
May 20th: Messrs. C. B. Watson, John
Wlmmon, n. L. Cox. R. E. Wilson, D.
1*. Mast, J. M. Rogers, James A. Blum,
P. II. llancs, J. W. Shepherd and T. J.
Brown. The camp here will have its
annual reunion on Saturday, May 20th,
instead of the 10th. as heretofore.
Mr. Greek O. Andrews well known as
a newspaper man in this State, hat; ac?
cepted the editorship of the Havana
Herald. He will leave for Cuba Satur?
Secretary of State Thompson yester?
day morning paid over to the State
Treasurer $."..000, the accumulated land
grant fund, ns provided In .111 act pass?
ed by the last Legislature.
Mr. Joel Triplet!, of renlcy, N. C.
fainted and fell while walking through
her yard a few days ago. her head
striking a pot that was overturned on
the ground, and received Injuries from
which she died a few hours later.
Miss Helen Morris Lewis. woman
suffragist, pahlologlst, and all-'round
up-to-date roformcss, has announced
herself a candidate for superintendent
of the Ashcvlllc water-works.
News comes from Washington that
it Is 1116 bcllol Illerf! that M.iS'..r A. .'I.
Waddell, of Wilmington, will be nomi?
nated for Governor by the Democrats
next year. There are a number of
prominent gentlemen looking with
longing eyes to this honor.
The Charlotte Gas Works have been
pnr ihnsed by the 1 c's., a new company
operating a rival plant.
The Moravian Easier ervice at sun?
rise in the graveyard Sunday morning
were attended by 5,000 persons. The
graves were beautifully decorated with
tlowcrs and evergreens.
Mr. John Boger. of Lincolnton, died
The Concord town election will be
held May .1.1.
A new telephone exchange is in op?
eration at Morganton.
At Azalda, near Asheville, Monday.
Gilbert Drum was shot and killed by
George Crawford in a quarrel.
It Is estimated that the cost of the
First National Hank trials at Asheville
was about $8,500. The aggregate paid
to witnesses was $2,833.10, and 10 jurors,
During the storm of last night the
tobacco pad: house of Mr. ?. L. BattB,
living at Wilbanks, was Blruck by
lightning and set on fire. It was burn?
ed to the ground. With It war; destroy?
ed one wagon, forty-three sacks of fer?
tilizer and three thousand tobacco
sticks. The loss Is estimated at about
$S00, with $100 insurance. This comes
hard on Mr. Batts, for las: Summer lie
lost a barn of tobacco by lire also.
Hertford. N. C, April .r>?Snow here
yesterday with a drizzling rain and a
freeze last night.
Our fishermen are reporting small
There is no smallpox in the county.
The recent case is completely cured and
the ex-patient is now at work with as
good health as ever.
The steamer Belvidcrc was delayed
yesterday on account of the storm and
had jus: arrived at the present writing.
Notwithstanding the fact that liar
rooms have been barred from the coun?
ty people nre still getting drunk from
No drill to-night at the armory.
Magistrates Appointed For Pas?
Farmers rear Tbni Tuesday's Storni
Ncverely I>amiis?d ttio I'racli,
I'onrnud Strnwbrrry i r?i>* l*co
pic Our Readers Unow About.
(Special to Virgintan-Pllbt.)
Elizabeth City, N. C.; April 5.?The
last Qenernl Assembly <>r North Caro?
lina, appointed the following Justices of
Hie peace for our county, for the term
of six years: ,
Elisabeth City?It. O. Preyor. \V. S.
White, M. G. Wright und M. M. Saw?
Nowland?W. J. P. Sconce, B. C.
Jackson and Mark Sawyer.
Providence?Cader Jennings, Fre.l
Whttehurst and Robert Whit, hurst.
ML Hermon?T. C. Perry. D. C. Perry
and W. H. Thompson.
Nixonton?George W. Cartwright, W. I
H. Reid and E. v. Davenport.
?Salem?P. M. Newby, L. E. Palmer
and Caleb Rnper.
The snow storm which prevailed all
day yesterday cleared away last
night and was followed by a heavv
frost and freeze. Our fruit men think
that the peach and pear crop and e irly
strawberries are severely damaged, if
not entirely destroyed.
Misses Nellie and Mat tie Pcnick will
leave to-day to spend a few days with
their friend. Miss Bell, at Shawboro.
Mrs. Duncan will close out the livery
business of her late husband, Mr. Geo.
Duncan, oh Polndcxtcr street, on the
ir.th of this month, preparatory to mov?
ing back to Ctirrltuck county.
Mr. Jinks Harte, of Atlantic City,
spent a few days with friends here
and returned y, sterdhy.
Mr. Qulnton Sexton, of Norfolk; is
here looking after the interest of the
Tunis Lumber Company.
Mr. A. L. Nelms, of Norfolk, is here
oil business and stopping at the Arling?
Mr. A. IT. Porter, of Norfolk. Is on
our street? to-day. Mr. Port":- occupies
a warm place in the hearts of our peo?
ple, and they are always glad to see
STORM AND FROST KILL FRUIT
A N D V EG ET A P. I .ES?NOTES.
(Special to VIrgtnlan-Pllot.) j
New Pern. N. C. April 5.?A combi?
nation of rn.in, sleet and snow com
menced to fail hero at an early hour
yesterday morning, and continued
through the day. preceded by a heavy
wind nnd rain storm during the latter
part of the night before. At 10 o'clock
a. m. the mercury was at 44; at - o'clock
p. m., 3'J; nt 4 p. m.t 3S. and at ll p. m'.,
37. The clouds cleared away early In
the night and a heavy frost commenced
to form. It Is thought that early beans
and other early vegetables and rruits
arc killed. The late heavy snow and
hard freeze killed all the fig trees In
this section. This species of fruit was
becoming more prominent than In for?
mer years, and one of our townsmen
had planned to put out a very exten?
sive orchard of this delicious fruit this
spring, and had most of his young trees
ready to set out when the snow nnd
freeze came on, which destroyed them.
An old building, perhaps tlie Hi ? t
storehouse In the city (or what was
left of It) has been torn down to give
place for a new building to be used by
Alderman Parker as an extensive tin
and she. t Iron works.
The city authorities have established
a pesthousc about two miles from the
city on the Trent river.
Abrain Evans, a negro man, was be?
fore the Mayor to-day charged with
aling a trunk containing clothes, etc ,
belonging to another negro. Abrain
plead guilty and was sent to jail in
default of |200 bail.
It 111 understood that our city phy?
sician:; arc going to make a tour of
the city and give free vaccination to ail,
white an.) black, obi and young. This
act on the part of our doctors should
be highly appreciated by all.
Edenton, N. C, April r>.?Th-> snow
continued to fall yesterday until f. p. m.,
but Hits morning the sun is shinning
warm and bright and soon there will be
nothing left to remind us of the "big
snow in April. 1S99." nave muddy re! ?
walks. Hut our farmers think that
their potato, berry and fruit crop has
been injured considerably.
Tho catch of ilsh continues small and
our fishermen have got the blues.
Mr. Mark Uoton, an ex-resldcnt of
our town, now of Berkley, Ya.. is on
our streets this morning.
Mrs. J. W. Sprulll and Mrs. Margaret
Hunter are quite sick.
Our (own has been full of liTse deal?
ers this week.
Mr. E. S. Norman has been cl sing
out the remainder of Iiis stock at auc?
tion this week.
W Villi WFSII I IHK 9
Every Sufferer from LungWeakness, Consumption,
Asthma, Catarrh cr Bronchitis
Can Be Cured.
Cm?fete/ f? Coarse
\ ? The Sfocum System ~- J
Nearly everybody you meet will re?
gard it :;i a kind of insult to be risked
if they have weak !tme.>. AH scent u>
have a solid faith in the soundness ol
ilicir own breathing machine. In cases
of trouble they will admit there is a
"heavy cold." "a touch of bronchitis,"
or even "a spell of asthma," but as <?>
weak or unsound lungs, never*'NEVER.
Even the poor consumptive, who scarce?
ly speaks without coughing, whose
checks arc wasted, hollow and bear it-'
hectic flush of doom, will assure you
with glistening eyes that his cold is on
the mend and he will be all rit;Hi when
the weather changes.
It is simply terrible to think how far
we may be >t11:! 1 y by our indifference to
the lung troubles of those near and dear
to us. It is also a sad thought that v.c
may bur; a dcluiii.n as to our own health
that wc only get rid of when life itself
must pay the forfeit.
Nobody can afford to think lightly
of lime; troubles. Nobody can afford to
be mistaken about their possible dan?
gers. Nobody can afford to neglect
them, or "let thctn wear out," or "get
better in the spring," or any other tom?
foolery that leads only to wreck and
ruin. Lung troubles don't move back?
ward. Weak ltin;rs don't grow strong
by themselves?vou must heal them
and strengthen tliem. ami rid them of
the very earliest germs of disease, or
you arc simply committing a form of
suicide. Either you must cure your
lung troubles or TII1-.V WILL KILL
YOU. That's the whole situation in a
Never was there a cure for lung* trou?
bles equal t-> the nCjvly^djswtvercd Dr.
Slociitu treatmenti lhis forms a s\s
tcm oi Four Remedies tit at arc used si?
multaneously and supplement each
other's curative action. It cures weak
lungs, bronchitis, asthma, coughs, con?
sumption and every other ailment of
the pulmonary region. It destroys
every germ that can affect the respira?
tory system, atid even in advanced
stages of lung trouble positively arrests
the tubercular growth, while it also
builds up the patient so that his system
is enabled to throw off scrofula, rheum?
atism, catarrh, and other wasthg dis?
Thousands of cured cases already
prove Ihcsc claims. Thousands of grate?
ful people bless the discovery.
The Doctor wants everybody to know
the surprising merits of fits system. Ho
has arranged t<> give a free treatment
(FourPreparations)to all sufferers. Full
instructions for use accompany each
WRITE TO THE DOCTOR.
Write at once to Dr. T. A. Slocum
Laboratories, ot> and 98 Pine street. New
York City, giving full express ami
toffice address, aud mention this pa?
Delay only makes your trouble
nhm $ * mm m m ^mmmmm*
Only Cost $l?.50 Upwards, Complete
Cost to Run, $2 aud $2.50 per Montfc
ELECTRIC CO. ?
\\- : DESIRE TO CALL THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC TO OUR NEW
DISPLAY OF HOUSEFURNISHINCJ GOODS, WHICH VVK AUK OFFERING
I AT ?Illi?lTiIA REDUCED PRICES AND ON VERY LIBERAL; TERMS.
In every ?clor, ?jualty and price; every yard laid free of charge.
REFRIGERATORS AND ICE B XES.
Wo hove an excellent line of Ice-Saving Refrigerators and Ice Boxes; ali sizes
009S?99JCO L J C H F" Saoaea9Ba
Reiutlfiil .i::::ortiuAnt to s-lect fron.;
the newest shades of Uph 1st cry;
GO-CARTS AND CARRIAGES.
Wo are headquarters for these goods; all style?, shapes and pricc3. Wo show
the largest lino In the city. ?
ALL GOODS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES !
CASH OF? CRSD1T,
A SPECIALTY &cfij*Jfi
piii . I? -
VI?????? ' v""'
We guarantee uli trunks bought of ua
for on<> year and repair them free of
charge. We p.ilnt the i.uinc and address
on your trunk gr.it s. Leather Namo
'l aits given away with all leather bags
and Dress Stilt Oases.
A FEW SPECIALS FOR THIS week
A Sauarc-tOD Canvass Trunk, brass
bolts and clamps, Iron bottom, brass knees
oh top and bottom, steel strap hinges,
2-solo leather straps, division for hat box.
DRESS SUIT CASES
A Leather Dress Suit Case, worth $1.00,
Oer price M.75.
A Leather Dress Suit Case, worth Ji.OJ,
our price. Jtl.73.
Roller Tray Trunks,
Automatic Tray Trunks,
Wo have ? complete stock of Traveling
R.iga and Dress Suit Case.-. Ladies' and
?Melt's Pocket-books, Traveling Goods of
.ill k tats, auch as. Clocks, Drinking cups,
Masks and Travelli t Companions, titvo
ua a call. It will pay you.
MM Tramt Factory,
172 Church St,, near Main.
JOHN 0. GflMftGE
Sewer and Well Pipe
Shingles, Flooring Eta
J. W. QAMAGE. W. X. WALLE?.
?fPGE & WALLES,
Headquarter for Foreign
I Cement. Lime, Piaster. BrlcKs.
1 Sewer and Chimney Pipe, Lat!i>,
Shingles, Sc. 0:li;e and warehouse*
12 to 13 PLUME ST
Near the Bridge. NORFOLK. va
10 CO OF MS fUD BUILDERS
When tn need of BUILDING MATE.
ItlAI-, Vtrrttrw?tuul l>jur Praams, all
k'.'jiii Tc n Work. Itracket Work. Stain
Wora In any design, also Mantel*, cheap
(in.) high grade; all ktuda Moulding,
Church Werk. Dar Fixture* uct jjricei
\V. E. WIN BORN Ei
WIN BORN iE <& RE A,
EDENT?N, N. C.
A fu'l stock of tho abov i mentioned
material. Btorehouaa near Perry Bringt
Uerkloy. Phoue No. 1.209. aull-ly
Cooke, Clark & Co.,
Sash, Doors and Blinds
TILES AND GRATES'
BUILDERS' HARDWAR .
PAINTS, Oil^S AND GLASS.
84 Commercial Pia? and
87 Roanoke Avenue
We Are Prepared
For 4 Easter Orders."
Extra quality and prompt
For Over Fifty Years
l.as been used for cMUren wlVle teeth.
It % It iootnes It:.- child, sotten? Ui*
j;u..n ...I putu, curbs wind cone,
regulate* tha stomach and bowels,1 and
is ii:e L-..st remedy tor diarrhoea. Twenty
P.ve cents a bottle, i?oid by ?U druggists
throughout tho world. _ .