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THE WTLMXK CtTOjS' AIK'&SEJGER, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1900.
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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 10OO.
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rETTIGUEWS BRIGADE ON FIRST
Aa this is the time of year when the
south pays fitting tribute to the mem
ories of the patriotic and gallant men
who gave their lives to the noble cause
of southern defence and independence,
it is in order to give a glimpse
now of how North Carolina sol
diers suffered in the war. Pet
tigrew's brigade is immortal if the
true history is ever written. Lying
accounts have concealed the facts and
given utterly false bias and coloring to
the splendid valor of North Carolin
ians at Gettysburg, as in other great
battles. Colonel W. H. S. Burgwyn,
of Henderson, a brother of the late
Colonel Harry Burgwyn, of the illustri
ous Twenty-sixth North Carolina,
(Vance's old brigade,) who was a
brave officer.and fell in the charge of
Pettlgrew's brigade in his young man
hood, has published in the Raleigh
Post an interesting article upon "Pet
tigrew's Brigade and the Iron Brigade
at Getttysburg." We will make a few
extracts that will be both gratifying
And edifying to many who may read
this editorial. The Iron Brigade was
composed of the Nineteenth Indiana,
Twenty-fourth Michigan, Second, Sixth
and Seventh Wisconsin regiments. The
cognomen, "Iron Brigade," was given
it by General McClellan for its intrep
idity at the battle of South Mountain.
September 14, 1S62. It has acquired
the reputation of never having sustain
ed a defeat. Its most noted regiment
was the Twenty-fourth Michigan. Its
colonel was Henry A. Morrow, a native
of Warrenton, Va., born in 1329.
Colonel Burgwyn says:
"A member of the regiment O." B.
Curtis, A. M., of Detroit, Mich., has
written its history a book of some five
hundred pages. I quote briefly from
the author's account of the battle of
For "many years Pickett's charge on
the third day was considered the chief
feature of the battle of Gettysburg, and
the fighting on the second and third
days, when all of both armies were In
line, had attracted most attention.
But a close study of the whole field
shows that the first day's struggle was
the greatest, the losses on this first
day exceeding those of either of the
na-rt two ilflv'a fierht ' "
That is absolutely correct as all stu
dents of the three days' fight can at
test. He states that when the Michi
.ganders met the Twenty-sixth North
Carolina, believing the militia they
expected a very easy victors'. But they
learned better soon. He says the
North Carolinians "lay quite as num
erous as our own over among the trees"
. dead and wounded. He states that the
Michiganders were "driven back suc
cessively to the second, third, fourth,
tflth and sixth lines of battle, 'contest
ing every foot of ground, step by step,
frequently almost surrounded, through
and out of the woods and over the open
field, until what was left had been
forced back to the friendly rail fence,
barricade just west of the seminary.
At this place its sixth line of battle
vas attempted to be formed. It fought
for a time, during which Colonel Mor
row, holding aloft bullet-riddled flag,
received a! wound in his head and was
forced to leave the field. This was the
last stand made by the Union troops
on that part of the field."
His regiment lost fearfully from the
pertinacious, continued onset of the
North Carolina brigade. He tells that
nine "color-bearers and guards of the
regiment lost their lives or received
mortal wounds in the defence of its
flag this first day of the great battle
a bloody but most glorious record. Of
the twenty-eight regimental officers,
eight were killed, fourteen were
wounded, three captured and three es
caped without wounds. The total kill
ed and died of wounds was ninety;
total wounded, 232; prisoners paroled,
thirty-eight; missing, six: total casu
alitles and losses, 422; entering battle,
Remember that the same North Car
olinians who made that splendid, at
tack were the men,those surviving, who
made the splendid charge at Gettys
burg on the Third Day, that has been
so lied upon by unscrupulous Virginian
writers. Colonel Burgwyn says that
"it is a coincidence that the Iron Bri
gade lost the heaviest of any brigade,
on the Union side, at Gettysburg. It
lost 1,133 men out. of 1.SS3 engaged, or
.sixty-one per cent; and that the two
opposing regiments which sustained
the greatest loss at Gettysburg belong
ed, the one (Twenty-fourth Michigan)
to the Iron Brigade, and the other
(Twenty-sixth North Carolina) to Pet
tigrew's confederate brigade."
killed and wounded 64 per cent. The
Twenty-sixth North Carolina lost 73.5.
Total per cent of la&s. Twenty-fourth
Michigan 80; Twenty-sixth North Car
olina 88.5. In all the war the highest
per cent of loss, is given as follows:
Twenty-sixth North Carolina, confed
erate. 88.5! First Minnesota, union, 86;
Twenty-fourth Michigan, union, 80;
and each of the regiments above more
than 70. Remember that in the war
there were over 3,000 regiments includ-
ang. -souta.. ana nonn. xue iweuiy.
. : il mi. - m. i "
sixth North Carolina of Petti grew's
immortal brigade leads all. This is to
show the fighting done by the foully
slandered North Carolina brigade on
the first day.
RADICALS DODGING, INVENTING
It Is stated that Pritchard and gang
have abandoned their absurd conten
tion as to the fifth section of the
amendment disfranchising any white
man. It is surprising that men of or
dinary intelligence, not wholly denied
the possibilities of truth telling, should
have ever made such a contention.
The wish was father to the thought.
They simply wanted it so, and they
made the ugly, indefensible assertion
that It was so. We hope it is true
that they have given up the deceptive,
baseless assertion, and that the small
fry under the leaders will be counsell
ed to stop lying about the amendment.
These ingenious schemers, as the
Messenger, has said before, are prone
to shift their ground when they find it
sinking under their feet. They are
fruitful in new expedients and inven
tive In new dodges. Their hearts were
so tender and yearning first over the
solemn, regretful idea of having the
old negroes disfranchised. Tears only
could express the depth of their dis
tress over this denial of the elective
franchise to the old Ignorant negroes,
who did not know a letter in the spell
ing book. It was awful, and the white
sympathisers snivelled and mourned
over It. But they soon exhausted all
sympathy, mainly manufactured, in
Next it was the infernal democratic
plot to disfranchise all the unlettered
white men. They tried this but it
would not hold. Just so soon as the
touchstone of truth was applied, their
gause like pretence disappeared and
they were forced to shift again their
mode of attack. They are now pained
well nigh to death over the clause that
concerns boys of thirteen. It Is too bad
they say. It is monstrous that only
eight years are given to the white boys
to learn how to read and write. Hor
rible! Horrible! Just think of it, of
tne meanness of the democrats, to ap
ply an educational test in 1908, to the
boys now living aged 13 who must
be able to read and write by the time
they are twenty-one years of age. A
great outrage they say. Well, if a boy
I has not mind enough to learn to read
in eight years he has not Intelligence
enough to be qualified as a voter at
any time, with or without a test. Of
course all this republican talk is meant
to bamboozle and prejudice ignorant
fathers. No man of sense can be de
ceived for a moment by such attenuat
ed demagogy. If white boys cannot
learn to read in eight years with edu
cational advantages furnished them
free then they are too stupid t vote
with any proper degree of discernment
and to assume the full responsibilities
of civic life. If all the whites were as
stupid as the republican jay-hawks
pretend then abolish the public schools
and save all the millions expended in
North Carolina in public education.
That pole tax business is another
awful, most disturbing business. It is
just too mean for the democrats to re
quite that a fellow who votes to tax
you shall himself be compelled to pay
a poll tax. The demagogues are flour
ishing. They must laugh in their
sleeves- when they face a crowd and
dare to speak of this proposed poll tax
arrangement. It is too puerile and
low and contemptible to require serious
Let the public schools be enlarged,
increased in usefulness, and let more
moneys be raised to educate both white
and black children, and make an edu
cational test for franchise equipment,
and the payment of a personal poll tax
before being allowed to vote to tax
others. No man of honor and decency
and ordinary sense can object to either.
Mr. Aycock, that wise, discreet, well
balanced young man, says this:
"I find that the people at every point
receive gladly the promise of the dem
ocratic party to adequately provide for
universal education for the children of
the state. If democratic speakers and
newspapers press the fight along this
line the republicans will be driven to
withdraw their attack on that part of
the amendment which requires the ed
ucation of all children who are now un
der 13 years of age as a condition pre
cedent to voting. The people are satis
fied with the provision which secures
ror every white man over 13 years of
age the right to vote forever without
educational qualification and they are
not only willing, but even anxious.
tnat those under 13 shall be required
to read and -write, because in this lat
ter provision they find a guarantee
that all political parties in future will
strive with one another to provide for
the education of the citizen to the end
that he may vote."
RELIGIOUS EDITORIALS FOR SUN
"Let brotherly love
Four things a man must learn to do,
If he would make his record true;
To think, without confusion, clearly;
To love his fellowmen sincerely;
To act from honest motives purely;
To trust in God and heaven securely.
Henry Van Dyke, D. D.
The ablest editor in the great nroth
ern Methodist church, with its 3,000,000
communicants, is Rev. Dr .J. W. Buck
ler. He has charge of the New York
Christian Advocate, a 40-page weekly
with 60,000 circulation. He is a man of
superior education, and widely culti
vated. In fact, he is remarkable in
several ways. Rev. Dr. Deems told us
tnat when visiting London on his
second trip to the old world, he saw
much of the great Nonconformist min
ister. Dr. Jo. Parker, who Is no doubt
the greatest preacher In that large city
of more than 5,000.000 people. One day
ne said to our friend of more than forty
years, "Deems, there'
i countrymen here a few years ago who
was the most remarkable nn I ever
met. I saw him in three different meet
ings of superior men, where the pro
gramme was cut and dried and the ad
dr sses were all carefully prepared.
Tie meetings were unlike and the sub
jects varied. When open for debate af
ter each address your man took the
floor on three occasions and offhand
made more excellent addresses than the
prepared ones. I forget his name, but
he is a wonderful fellow." Dr. Deems
replied, JI do not know but one man of
whom that could be said Rev. Dr.
Buckler, of New York." "That is his
name," said the very gifted London
preacher and commentator. We refer
to him here to quote from a recent ed
itorial by him, which shows his
breadth and varied study to some ex
tent. He Is of course an Arminian in
theology, as are all Methodists, but he
is appreciative and candid. He writes:
"The Calvinistic system, pure and
simple, is the greatest piece of logical
work ever done by human beings. It is
to be feared that many Presbyterian
ministers have never studied the sys
tem thoroughly. They may have gone
through it in the theological schools,
but they appear never to have compre
hended the strength of the links which
unite its different parts. The conse
quence is that in breaking away they
have troubles peculiarly their own,
and are liable to react Into Univer
saMsm instead of slightly modifying
their foundation processes of thought."
The Old Testament is full of proph
ecies concerning Christ Jesus. There
are two hundred, and all were fulfilled
in the Son of God. Says Moody, "The
Old Testament is a sealed book if you
take Christ out of it. He is the key of
the word, and He unlocks the Old
Testament Just as He does the New."
Many educated and half educated
preachers in these later years are in
such a theological decay they can be
described asjotten. The Divinity of the
Christ is the stumbling block and of
fence. We have held and thought for
many years that the Gospel of John
settled that question so perfectly that
if there were no Scriptures outside of
it, no other teachings in the Book of
Books, that would be enough, and
would leave no fair and truth-seeking
mind any ground for doubt. Last
Sunday we gave some-passages from
the New Testament clearly establish
ing the Divinity of Jesus. We have
held and have often so stated that
John's Gospel was written to establish
the Divinity of the Saviour. So have
held many theologians and ministers.
Eliminate the Divinity and the Bible
has but little to commend it to intel
ligent Christians except as mere lit
erature. Christ averred that He was
the Son of God. He told the High Priest
when he had been sentenced to death
that He was indeed the Son of God.
John teaches it In scores of places.
Jesus claimed to be God, and if not,
then He violated the very first com
mandment of the Ten, given by God
to Moses on Sinai. He said He "was
the resurrection and the life." He af
firmed of Himself that He had "power
to lay" His own life "down and power
to take it up." He said "I and my
Father are one." "My Father worketh
hitherto and I work." "I am the Son
of God." John x: 36-38. "He that hath
seen Me has seen the Father.." "All
things are delivered unto Me of My
Father." "Where two or three are
gathered together in My name, there
am I in the midst." Try to think of an
inspired Moses or Elijah or Paul say
ing such blasphemous impossibility.
Christ never referred to "our Father,"
but He said "My Father." He existed
from all eternity, long before He was
born of the virgin Mary. John's Gospel
is full of it. So is Paul in Corinthians,
Ephesians and Colossians. In Hebrews
you find it in 1:2, and 11, 14-16. Peter
has it also. The Son has the name of
God. John and Paul show this. The at
tributes of God Almighty are ascribed
to Jesus, as the Son. He has eternity,
omnipotence, omniscience, omnipres
ence, immortality. You can find ample
evidence of this If you search the New
Testament. The works of God are
ascribed to Him. and divine worship is
paid him. Dr. Summers, in his mas
terly work on "Systematic Theology,"
says this: "If He is not God as well as
man. He is the most consummate im
postor in history. He is either God, as
He claims to be considered, orHe is
the greatest knave or the most insane
fanatic that ever lived. The deniers of
our Lord's divinity may take which
horn of the dilemma they please. The
writers of the New Testament are
usually considered sensible men,
whether inspired or not; but they
write like idiots if Christ be a mere
man, since they associate him with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, as of equal
rank and dignity." We could furnish
columns of evidence to establish the
Divinity of Jesus Christ. If you will
search the Scriptures with a sincere
purpose to find the truth you can not
have any trouble as to the Sonshlp of
the Saviour. If you'd read a splendid
tribute to the Divinity of Jesus read
the famous conversation at St. Helena
with General Bertrand by the greatest
man in nineteen hundred years (save
A fellow whe had been dead for
thirty years tumed up to get a legacy.
"Hark! from the tombs!"
ALWAYS KEEP ON HAND
There Is no kind of
or ache, Internal or exter
nal, xnac Pain-Killer will
LOOK OUT FOR IMITATIONS AND SUB-'
S7ITUTES. THE GENUINE BOTTLE
BSARS THE NAME.
PERRY DAVICA OOW.
FAYETTEV1LLE - MEMORIAL DAY
Eloquent Address of Hon. Din. Mc
LeanCases In Superior Court Dis
tinctive nail Storm Budget of Local
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Fayetteville, N. O, May 11.
Memorial day exercises were excep
tionally beautiful and impressive here
yesterday. At 11 o'clock the confeder
ate veterans of Cumberland county
assembled in the court room, the com
mandant. Major A. A. McKethan. pre
siding, who greeted them In a 'grace
ful address of welcome, and Captain
A. D. McGill acting as secretary. The
morning was spent in a pleasant sol
diers reunion, during which brief,
stirring talks were made by Hon. W.
J. Green, Hon. D. H. McLean, of Har
nett, Mr. E. W. Kerr, of Sampson,
and Captain J. D. McNeill.
At 1 o'clock the line was formed,
and the old soldiers marched to the
armory of the Fayetteville Independ
ent Light Infantry to enjoy the boun
tiful dinner prepared and served by
the noble women of Fayetteville, where
with unremitting and graceful atten
tion they ministered to the wants of
this alas! rapidly dwindling band of
the followers of Lee, Johnston and
At 4:30 o'clock the procession was
formed in front of the military acad
emy on Hay street by Captain A. B.
Matthews, chief marshal, and his as
sistants, the veterans commanded by
Major A. A. McKethan, and the Inde
pendent Light Infantry, Major J. G.
jHolllngsworth commandant, heading
the line, followed by the public and
private schools bearing wreaths of
flowers, the orator, chaplain and the
officers of the Memorial Association
in carriages, with a great throng of
citizens in vehicles and on foot.
At the cemetery the opening number
on the programme was a selection from
the choir, consisting of Mrs. W. G.
Hall, organist, Mrs. W. M. Morgan,
Mrs. A. E. Dixon, Mrs. J. A- King,
Mrs E. J. Lilly, Misses Maggie Pember
ton, Bel'.e Alderman, Georgia Worth,
Lottie Thornton, Mabel Elliott, Rev.
J. L. Yandle. Captain A. H. Mc
Geachey, Messrs. Bash, E. H. William
son and H. E. Sheetz. The music, ren
dered at intervals during the services,
was verv fine. After an earnest and
very appropriate prayer by Rev. Isaac
W. Hughes, rector of St. John's Epis
copal church, Mr. J. H. Myrover in
troduced D. H. McLean, of Harnett,
whose address was scholarly, patri
otic, eloquent, impassioned just such
a masterly effort as one would expect
of the gifted speaker.
After the decoration of the monu
ment and the soldiers' graves, volleys
were fired by the Independent Light
Infantry in tribute to the memory of
Colonels John R. Murchison, Hector
McKethan, Roger Moore, Major Jas.
D. McNeill, and the dead of Cumber
land county. A conspicuous feature in
the procession was the tattered battle
flag of the Fifty-first North Carolina
regiment, borne by one of the survi
vors of that command. The manage
ment of Chief Marshal Captain A. B.
Williams (who wore the confederate
gray) was admirable throughout and
the president, Mrs. S. G. Ayer. Mrs.
H. G. Smith, Mrs. E. Smith, Mrs. J.
J. Crosswell, Mrs. J. B. Smith and the
other officers of the association are to
be congratulated on a very touching
and beautiful observance of the sacred
No less than five divorce cases were
before this term of the superior urt,
three of which were decided, and two
continued. The case of Swinson vs.
the Atlantic Coast Line railroad, was
compromised by the payment of $175
by the railroad. In this case Swinson
was fired upon by the watchman, as
-lafmed, in the discharge of his du"
The case of W. Jones vs. Atlantic Coast
T ine Railroad Company for false im
prisonment, with damages at $2,500.
came down from the supreme court,
Vut Judge Bryan refused the applica
tion of the- company's counsel, Hon.
Geo. M. Rose, to sign the judgment.
The suit of Mr. Troy Vann vs. the City
of Fayetteville for dr. mages of $3,000
resulted in favor of the defendant; ap
peal was taken by the plaintiff.
A branch of the Bankers' Union has
been formed here with the following
officers; Dr. J. W. McNeill, president;
A. S. Hall, vice president; Major A. A.
McKethan, P. P.; H. McD. Robinson,
chaplain; W. D. Gaster. secretary; H.
A. Bynum, overseer; J. A. Colvin,
guard; C. W. Brady sentinel.
The fire in the very heart of the city,
which wiped out the bakery of the
Palace Cafe, Messrs. Taylor & Wilson
proprietors, would have been a very
serious matter, but for the prompt re
sponse and energetic work of the fire
department. The dwelling of David
Jeffries in east Fayetteville was de
stroyed by fire night before last, only
a narrow margin of time being left
for the escape of the family.
The municipal election at Hope V
resulted as follows: Mayor, W. T.
Tyson; aldermen, K. Johnson, J. T.
Arnett. H. A. Phillips, B. F. Grimes,
W. J. Graham.
Mr. Paton. a photographer of this
city, doing business on Person street,
received painful injuries by falling in
an attempt to jump from a moving
train at the Gillespie street crossing.
A hail storm In 71st township did
great damage to truck and other
growing crops, and some farmers will
be obliged to replant their cotton Ift
fleMs here and there.
Wilmington, N. C, May 12. -Receipts
of cotton today 55 bales.
Receipts same day last year 1
This season's receipts to date 276,229
Receipts to same date last year
The quotations posted at 4 o'clock
today at the exchange:
Ordinary 6 13-16
Good ordinary 8 3-16
Low middling 8 13-16
Good middling 9
Same day last year. 5c.
SPIRITS TURPENTINE. Dull ; ma
chine barrels 47c; country barrels
ROSIN. Nothing doing.
TAB- Firm at $L40.
CRUDE TURPENTINE. Steady at
$1.85 ana z.w.
Prices same day last year Spirits
turpentine 37c and 37c: rosin Str
and $1.00; tar $1.25; crude turpentine
$1.35 ana $z.a.
Receipts today 59 casks spirits tur
pentine, 67 barrels rosin, 129 barrels
tar, 44 barrels crude turpentine.
Receipts same day last vear-67
casks spirits turpentine, 94 barrels
rosin, 34 barrels tar, 37 barrels crude
SALT 125's. 52c: 1808. 74c: 200's. SOc
PEANUTS. North Carolina, fancy.
70 to 75c; prime 0 to 63c: Virginia 55
to 60c; Spanish SOc
RICE. Nothing doing.
CORN. 53 to 5tc.
CORN MEAL. 43 He
COW PEAS. SOc
N. C. BACON.- Hams, 9 to 10c.
boulders. 7 to 7c; sides. 8 to 8c
TURKEYS. (Live) 8 to 8c
CHICKENS. Slow; spring 10 to 18c:
kens, 22 to 25c: roosters. 15 to 20c
EGGS. Firm at lie
SHINGLES Per L000 five inch hearts
and saps. $L504j5.10: tlx loch, 82.509
Per M feet Shipping 89.00010.00
Mill. Prima 7.50 8.75
M:i!. a!r ... 6.50 7.00
Common Mill 5.000 6.00
r.f-rior to ordinary ...... 3.500 5.00
Quotations on local securities, fur
nished and regularly . corrected by
HUGH MacRAE & CO:
A. C. L. of Conn.. 5 Certs.. 110 112
A. C. L. of Conn.. Stock. ...220 22
A. C. L. new pfd., W. I....103 105
A. C L. new com., W. I.... 64 66
W. & W. 7 Certs 140 144
North Carolina Railroad ..157 160
Wilmington Compress Co. 10
Delgado Mills 109 112
Wilmington Cot. Mills, pfd.110 115
Wilmington Gas Light Co.. 70 74 -
Carolina Insurance Co. 110 115
Underwriters Insurance Co.. 106
Nat'l Bank of Wilmington ,.110 115
Atlantic National Bank 200
Guardian Security Co 103
Murchison National Bank.. 112
Wil. Savings & Trust Co.... 201
Blue Ridge National Bank. 110 113
Warren Mfg. Co.. pfd 103 106
Abbeville Cotton Mills 101 104
Southern Cotton Mills 101
Piedmont Mfg. Co 1S5 200
Pacolet Mfg. Co 250
F. W. Poe Mfg. Co 12S 132
Anderson Cotton Mills 127 132
Pelzer Mfg Co 185 200
Union Cotton Mills, pfd ....102 104
Avondale Cotton Mills 92
Grendel Cotton Mills 105 110
Orr Mfg. Co 103 105
Clifton Mfg. Co 180 200
Union Cotton Mills 130
La wrens Cotton Mills 135 150
Belton Cotton Mills 102 105
Louise Mills 99
U. S.. 3 s, con., 1908-1918 109 110
North Carolina 4's 106 107
North Carolina 6's 135 138
City Wil. Con. 5's, gold, 1922.112 115
City Wil. Con. 5's, cur 100 103
City Wil. 5's, 1919 100
City Wilmington 6's 101 105
Masonic Temple 1st 6's 103
Masonic Temple 2nd 6's 100
Wilmingt'n Compress Co. 5's S5
Wilmington and Weldon 5's. 118 120
A. C. L. 4's 100
New Hanover County 5's, gold
N. H. County 5's, gold 100 105
Wilmington 4's, 1929 102 103&
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
New York, May 12. Money on call
nominal; prime mercantile paper 3
4V4 per cent.; sterling exchange steady
with actual business in bankers' bills
at $4.8S4.88 for demand and at
$4.84 for sixty days; posted rates at
$4.854.85 and $4.89; commercial bills
at $4.S34.84; bar silver at 60; sil
ver certificates at 6060; Mexican
dollars at 47; state bonds inactive;
railroad bonds irregular; government
bonds irregular; United States 3'f.
when issued 102.
Liverpool, May 12. Cotton. Spot,
fair demand, prices l-16d lower. Amer
ican middling fair 5 ll-16d; good mid
dling 5 7-16d; middling 5d; low mid
dling 5d, good ordinary 5d; ordinary
4 15-16d. The sales of the day were 8.000
bales, of which 500 were for speculation
and export and included 7,000 bales
American; receipts 4,000 bales. Includ
ing 1,100 bales American. Futures
opened quiet and closed steady at the
American middling, low middling
clause: May 5 18-64d sellers; May and
June 5 16-645 17-6 Id buyers; June and
July 5 14-645 15-64d sellers; July and
August 5 12-64d sellers; August and
September 5 4-645 5-64d sellers; Sep
tember and October 4 45 -64 4 4 6-64 d
buyers; October and November 4 33-64
4 34-64d sellers; November and Decem
ber 4 28-64d sellers; December and Jan
uary 4 26-64d sellers; January and Feb
ruary 4 24-64d sellers; February and
March 4 23-644 24-64d sellers.
Galveston Quiet at 9c; net receipts
Norfolk Firm at 9c; net receipts
Baltimore Nominal at 9c; net re
ceipts 1,650 bales.
Boston Quiet at 9c; net receipts
Wilmington Steady at 9c: net re
ceipts 55 bales.
Philadelphia Quiet at 10c.
Savannah Quiet at 9 7-16c; net re
ceipts 130 bales.
New Orleans Steady at 9c; net re
ceipts 328 bales.
Mobile Nominal at 9 5-16c; net re
ceipts 5 bales.
Memphis Quiet at 9 5-16c; net re
ceipts 100 bales.
. Augusta Quiet at 9c; net receipts
Charleston Nominal at 9c.
Cincinnati Quiet at 9c; net re
ceipts 254 bales.
Louisville Firm at 9c.
St. Louis Quiet at 9 5-16c; net re
ceipts 40 bales.
Houston Steady at 9 7-1 6c; net re
ceipts 10 bales.
-rHr vv -f.j:jr i a in
New York, May 12. Cotton quiet;
middling, 9c; net receipts, 100; gross
receipts, 3,999; stock. ; exports to
Great Britain, 245.
Total today and Consolidated: Net
receipts, 2.697; exports to Great Britain,
9,069; to France, 772; to the continent,
9,910; stock, 336,016.
Total since September 1st: Net re
ceipts, 6.230,470; exports to Great Bri
tain, 2,073,145; to France, 674,957; to the
Spot cotton closed quiet; middling
9c; middling gulf 10c; sales none.
Futures closed barely steady. May
9.66, June 9.48. July 9.43. August 9.20,
September 8.41, October 8.14, November
7.95, December 7.95. January 7.95, Feb
ruary 7.97, March 7.99.
GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
Chicago. May 12. The leading fu
tures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Clos.
May 64 64 63 64
July 66 6 65 65
May 36 36 35 36
July 37 37 36 37
Sept 3S 38 37 37
May 22 22 21 21
June 22 22 21 21
Mess pork, per bbL
July H-55 1L60 1L52 1L57
Lard, per 100 lbs.
July 6.82 6.87 .S2' -7
Short, ribs, per 100 lbs
Mar ...... rrrr f!?
July 6.55 6.57 6.53
i?pt 6.55 6.55 6.52 6.55
Flour dull and weak. Winter patents.
J3.60a3.70: spring patents. $30093.40;
No. 2 yellow corn. 3c; No. 3 spring
wheat, 6103c; No. 2 red. .O90c:
w. ra 2651c: No. 2 oats. 22
23c: No. 3 white, 2325c; mess pork,
per bbU J10.45gll.50; lard, per 100 lbs..
rths sides, loose. 36.4033
k63; dry salted shoulders, boxed. $fi.25
6.50; short clear siaes, ooxea. .w'i
7.10: whiskey, distillers finished goxls.
per gallon. J 1.25.
Vnrk Xhv 12. FLOUR. Win
ter patents J3.653.S0; Minnesota J3.S0a
WHEAT. Spot easy; o. : rea isc
r k flvat- Ootions opened steady
on lower cables than expected but
having rx" support yielded to nr.e
further deliveries on Max-
contracts and a heavy break in corn,
an turned weak. Liquidation was a
prominent factor on the decline; closed
weak c net decline. Jiay ciosi ai
694c: July closed at 70c; September
closed at 71c
CORN. Spot weak; rvo. z zbc. up
Hn market was active, weak and de-
kidedly lower through a renewed heavy
liquidation on fine crop news ana Dear
lsh sentiment: closed weak at Tic de
cline. May closed at 41c; July closed
at 42ic; September closed at 42c.
! OATS. Easv: No. 2 27c. Options dull
and nominally weak.
LARD. Steady: western steamed at
$7.25; refined quiet.
PORK.-Dull: family J14.00tr 14.50.
BUTTER Stror.st: western creamery
1620c: state dairy 15fil9c.
CHEESE. Firm; fancy large wnue
EGGS. Steady: ?tate and Pennsyl
vania at mark 14014c; southern d
POTATOES. Quiet: New York J1.2..
to $1.62: Florida $3.00 to $6.50; Jerey
sweets $2.50 to $3.25.
CABBAGE. Quiet : Florida per crate
COTTON SEED OIL. Rather ouiet.
but steady at old prices. Prime crude
barrels 34i4c nominal: prime summer
yellow 373Sc; off summer yellow r
37c; butter grades nominal; prime
winter yellow 4042c; prime v.
41c: prime meal $26.00.
SUGAR. Raw steady: fair refining
3 15-16c: centrifucal. 96 test. 4 7-16c:
molasses sugar 3c; refined quiet:
standard A $4.95: cut loaf $r.53:
New York Rosin quiet; strained.
common to good, $1.55. Turpentine
steady at 5051c.
Savannah Spirits turpentine firm at
47c; receipts 1,416; exports 2.531; sales
695. JTtosin firm; receipts 2.S49; sales
1.417; exports 1,100. Quote: A B C D
$1.15, E $1.20, F $1.25, G $1.40. H $1.60. I
$1.65, K $1.75, M $2.00, N $2.15. W G
2.25. W W $2.65.
Charleston Spirits turpentine mar
ket steady at 46c; sales none. Ro?-in
quiet and unchanged: sales none.
New York, May II. Bradstreet's to
morrow will say: The trade situation
this week may be summed up in the
phrase: Inactive demand and weaker
While in many respects the indus
trial situation is easier than it was.
the unsettlement In the business trades
continues marked, the reflex action be
ing exhibited in unsettled demand for
building material and weaker prices
for lumber and for many products used
in the building industry.
Iron and steel buvers are still hnlri.
ink off. most of the business done belne
for small lots for immediate consump
Further declines are noted in Kt
billets and for some finished products,
while sympathetic weakness is re
ported in other metals, such as copper.
lead and tin. 'mere was a slight in
crease of the output of pig iron during
the month of April and a small gain
in furnace and other stocks. Steel rails
and structural material are conspic
uous exceptions to the -nreakneaa altnvr
noted, prices for these products being
In speculative markets dullness ha
been the feature, wheat, after rvtnsiri.
erable steadiness, weakening on the
favorable government crop report.
wnicn is taken to indicate a yield of
winter wheat 100.000.000 bushel larwr
than a year ago, notwithstanding im
mense aamage irom winter killing in
me central western states, apparent
ly offset, however, by hlirh condition
in states west :he Mississippi. Corn
has been .. ,-iker than wheat, reflect
ing the less active export demand and
sympatny witn the lowered price of
provisions, the latter due to heavier
receipts of hogs and lessened d
for pork and lard.
Relatively good reports come from
the retail trade at most centers, not
withstanding the backward spring,
but, as yet, the volume of re-order
business from Wholesalers and lohher
has proved disappointing.
rintsned cotton and woolen products
remain steady, and raw cotton is even
a shade higher, but wool is wealcer
owlng to restricted demand from man-
uiacturers and in sympatny with the
lower prices set for many grades at
the London wool sales. Primary wool
markets are higher than in the east.
Printcloths. thoutrh nominally hM
firm at Fall River, continue to be of
fered below the pool price.
Relatively, a good report comes
from the distributing trade In shoes,
but manufacturers are hanHn h.-ir
in their purchases of leather, and hides
are rather weaker.
Relatively the best
still come from the Pacific coast mar
kets, but better weather conditions at
the south have tended to brighten
trade reports from that section.
neat. Including flour, shipments for
the week aeerpatp 3 isn ?i hnhia
against 4,537.022 last week. 3,284,182
e m tDe corresponding week of
1899. Since July 1st this season the ex
ports of wheat ae-CTerate 1f3T.Oftnfl
bushels, against 203,058,784 bushels last
Corn exnorts for the week nfp-roti
4.683,140 bushels, against 3,411,015 bush.
eis last week and 2.76S.694 in this week
a year sen. Since Julv 1st thla aamnn
corn exports aggregate 177,751,215 bush
els against i45,Z78,so during the same
period a year ago.
Business failures la the United
States for the week number 174 as
compared with 153 last week, and 166
in this week a year ago.
The Better Part '
Of valor is discretion," and the bet
ter part of the treatment of disease is
prevention. Disease originates in im
purities of the blood. Hood's Sarsa
parllla purifies the Wood. People who
take It at this searr.n av ra.
kept healthy the year round. It is be
cause this medicine expels impurities
and makes the blood rioh and hMlth.
All liver Ills are cured by Hood's