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THE NEWS FROM THE OLD NOKTl I STATE AND ITSCAPITAL,
RALEIGH'S DAILY EWS BUDGET Seaboard' Air Line Will Not Wait to Build. 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 speed. 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? ed. 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 Btructi d. 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 hours late. 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 enormous. 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 tin- Southern. 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 Summit-Savannah link. 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 shorter. 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 northbound trains. 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 gauge. 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 hui't rapidly. 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 filed yesterday. 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 either. 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 Commissioners. 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 term. Wl I.XON. REMOVAL?SCCCKSST'TTT, RAID ON JEWELRY STOKE. 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? day. 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 Monday. 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, $2,0GG. 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. 31 KKTFOftR. Hertford. N. C, April .r>?Snow here yesterday with a drizzling rain and a freeze last night. Our fishermen are reporting small catches. 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 other sources. No drill to-night at the armory. ELIZABETH CITY. Magistrates Appointed For Pas? quotank County. 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? yer. 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. TUESDAY'S STORM. 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. PERSONAL NOTES. 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? ton. 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 him. MAT llJiltni. 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. i kif.xtoh. 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 of Treatment \ ? 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 nutshell. 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? eases. 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 treatment; 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? per. Delay only makes your trouble nhm $ * mm m m ^mmmmm* ELECTRIC t FANS' Only Cost $l?.50 Upwards, Complete Cost to Run, $2 aud $2.50 per Montfc i VIRGINIA I 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. MATTINGS. 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 and prices, 009S?99JCO L J C H F" Saoaea9Ba Reiutlfiil .i::::ortiuAnt to s-lect fron.; Ijw. 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, NO REPAIRING TRUNKS 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 TRUNKS. 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. $3 75. 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, Bureau Trunks, Theatrical Trunks, Leather Trunks, Automatic Tray Trunks, Basket Trunks, Steamer Trunks, Metal 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 established js65. Sewer and Well Pipe BRICK tvLsh? all sizes. Lime, Cements, Plaster, Bricks, Laths, Hair, Shingles, Flooring Eta W00D5IDE'S WHARF NORFOLK, VA. J. W. QAMAGE. W. X. WALLE?. ?fPGE & WALLES, Headquarter for Foreign and Domestic 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 from \V. E. WIN BORN Ei BEHICLET, VA. ?AGENT FOR? 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 HARDWOOD MANTELS, 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 service. TM0 ftlETTQWEE. For Over Fifty Years MRS. WINSLOW'S Soothing Syrup 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. _ .