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THE SOUTH'S IRON INTERESTS The Outlook Bright All Along the Line. VIEWS OF BUSINESS MEN ritoy Itcllcve Wr, Have Entered 1'pon a l'crlo?! of Incicn.?e<l C?<tn?imi|>? ?ton or Iron mill Med (luit WIM I. iki Several Ycnri ? l>oveiopnu-nI of Foreign Trndo WIM I'revetit ltciliiclion In 1'rtccs. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Baltimore. June S.?In view o? the great Interest throughout the business world in the remarkable activity and prosperity of the iron and steel inter? ests, the Manufacturers' Record, under date of Ma> 80th, asked a number of leading producers and consumers of iron and steel for their opinions on the following questions: (1.) Have we, in your opinion, enter? ed upon a period of such Increased conJ sumption of iron and steel as to Indi? cate the probability of a continuance of several years of the present world? wide activity in this country? (2.) Will the development of our for? eign trade, by furnishing an outlet In dull times for Iron and steel, probably prevent the recurrence of such extreme depressions in price as in former pe? riods? (3.) Are the Indications favorable tp? an ever-widening foreign market for our iron, steel, machinery and kindred products? (4.) Will the Increased uses for Iron and steel, tin dev. I ipment of a navy and a merchant marine, and the ex? tension of our railways, added to the consumptive requirements ot' Eastern countries and Africa, justify the belief In a still greater expansion of the iron and steel trade of the entire world during the next live or tea years? THE REPLIES. In r<;dy to these questions Hon. Abrain S. Hewitt, who lias a world wide reputation for the accuracy of his predictions on iron matters: Mr. E. 11. Hary, president of the Federal SUel Company, and a number of other nu thoritlcs have given their views, which we publish to-day. There is almost unanimous belief in a continuance of great activity fir the next two or three years, and a steady expansion of pro? duction and of the world's consump? tion. It is generally held that the de? velopment of our foreign trade will prevent a recurrence of the very low prices hereto! ?fe prevailing in times of depression, and that even after the natural reaction of a few years hence of the present phenomenal activity, we shall not have to go back to unprofita? ble prices. Th.se letters will prove of general Interest: MR. HEWITT'S VIEWS. Mr. Hewitt says: "No one familiar with the past hist ry of the iron trnde need be- surprised at the present de? mand, which undoubtedly exceeds the ability of th" world to supply the material required, In is".." I ventured to make a prediction ns to the require? ments of the world for iron during the following hundred years, giving esti? mates of the production and the con? sumption for each period of ten years. The figures then given have been veri? fied In a very surprising way. It is estimated that the demand of the world would require '?'?'??>.,000 tons ot pig iron by the is; of January, 1000?that Is to tttiy, In He- year ISSI9. The returns show that this quantity of pig iron was pro? duced and consumed In the year 1S9S. the exact limit having been reached one year in advance of the predicted time. It must not be imagined, however, that the Increase In . i nduction ami consumption proc.Is at a regular pace from year to year. There are periods of rest, stagnation ami recuperation, fol? lowed Invariably by an era of great activity. At the outset the increased demand cannot be met, but it has never taken very long for Hie production of the world to catch ujl with its con? sumption. "Your question, therefore, may be answered briefly by stating that there is every reason to expect a period of large demand and of great activity for ?the next two or three years, after which time the usual excess of produc? tion will recur and the business, al? though on a scale of great magnitude, will seem to be quiet and somewhat stagnant. "The change from iron to Bteel, how? ever, will undoubtedly modify th,. con? ditions upon which the world's supply will be furnished. From our .posses? sion of the cheapest fuel in the world we are in a condition to undersell till competitors, and therefore from this time forward we will have a large and Increasing foreign demand for our steel products. The export trade has come to stay and the doctrine of profession has met with the Inevitable doom which I predicted In 18S3 In the discussion In Congress on the tariff, wherein I tried to make dear, not merely the condi? tions of production, but the certainty that before the close of the century this country would necessarily be the great? est producer and exporter of Jron and steel In the world. We have the abili? ty to meet any conceivable demand, ami although, .i.- i believe, by the mid? dle of th,. next century the world will be using very much more than 100,000, oon tons per annum, the resources of this country win be adequate to meet the requirements of advancing civili? sation base.) upon industrial progress such as mankind has never seen." ABOUT THE SOUTH. To this review of the general iron land steel situation, Mr. Hewitt writes a special letter about the South, in (which he says: "In the South the extensive deposits C?T- ? of ores containing phosphorus consti? tute a. natural foundation upon which to build up the manufacture of basic Steel. The conditions favorable for this result exist in Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama. Already the beginning has been made, and 1 think it is safe to pre? dict that the main supply of basic steel will be in the next quarter of a century derived from States South of the Po? tomac river. They have every facility for export, and nowhere else in the world, so far as 1 know, can the pro? duction of basli- steel be established on a large scale so economically as In the South." MR. K. IT. GARY. Mr. K. H. Gary, president of the Federal Steel Company, takes the ground that this country has entered upm an era of greatly Increased con? sumption of Iron and steel, and thai the present outlook indicates a contin? uance of the present world-wide activ? ity for several years'to come, and that the development which has already taken place In our foreign trade and the opening up of the world's markets to our iron and steel products will In? sure against the extreme depressions in prices 6uch as we have seen in former times, thus giving a greater uniformity and greater profits, even in dull times, than in the re cent severe depressions of Iron. He feels that the development of the foreign market for iron, steel and machinery, and the many new uses to which iron and steel are being put, and the wonderful development that Is now taking place in the opening up of the Oriental countries, as well as the marvelous expansions of this country, give promise of a still greater expan? sion Of the iron and steel trade of the entire world during the next five or ten years than we hive vet seen. THE FIRST POTENT FACTOR. ? Mr. T. G. Bush, President of the Clifton' Iron Company of Alabama, says that the beginning of foreign shipments of iron a few years ago was the llrst potent factor In changing the I Iron market conditions In this country. This foreign demand at once relieved ' the Southern iron trade of its surplus stock, and Immediately the Southern iron companies, which made the price of iron for this country, and practically for the world, lieg.in to strengthen their positions and to demand better prices, These developments, coming In connection wltth ihe general improve? ments In the tr.nle of the country, and ? the strong fuith In the ability of the Government t<> maintain sound cur ' rency, caused n gradual Improvement In prices, and the large Increase In con? sumption in this und In ther countries Indicates a continuance of the widening foreign markets for all of our products, and that the United States is practl ; cally the only country that can,to any great extent, furnish the increased supply demanded for the world's con? sumption. The iron and ste-1 trade will, he thinks, continue to expand, and thai while it would be dllllcult to predict how rapidly, "it is reasonable," he says, "to Infer that such demand will keep pace with any possible increase in production, and thus the price of iron and steel will lie maintained to such an extent as to make the business pro? fitable." "It is worthy of note," Mr. Bush adds, "thai Iron and steel cannot al? ways be made In this country or else? where, as cheap as >at present. The supply of ore will gradually lessen, and certainly tthe cost of mining and trans? porting the same will gradually In? crease. Tlila will not obtain so much in the South as elsewhere. Consequently, the Southern iron companies will con? tinue to produce iron with hut little Increase In cost for some time to come, save the Increased cost of labor. This being the eise, S inthern Iron propor? tion becomes more attractive than ever before, and the present prospective margin of profits promises unusually satisfactory results to investors where meritorious properties can be ob? tained." A VIRGINIAN'S OPINION. Mr. Joseph Bryan, president of the Richmond Locomotive and Machine Works, says that the enormous in? crease in the lines of iron and steel Is not likely to be abated, but methods of civilization will be carried Into all the countries which can be reached by trade. "1 look for a continual Increase in the production Of iron In the United Stated, and when low prices come I again an excessive depression will be clu cked by an Increase of consumption throughout the world."- - Similar views are expressed by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, by the j Harlan and Hollingsworth Shipbiuld ing Company, of Wilmington; the Wm, Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company, of Philadelphia, and other leading pro? ducers and consumers of Iron and steel. SALE OF STEEL BILLETS. Throughput the South there has been great industrial activity during the past week. The tn >.st significant trans? action of the week, and as a matter of fact, the most significant In many months, is the sale it Birmingham, ot 10,000 tons of 4-lnt h steel billets at $25, to be shipped to 1'ittshurg; this steel to be produced In the new steel works now Hearing completion at Birming? ham. PAYING OFK CUBANS. MANY APPLY AND RUT FEW ARE SERVED. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Havana, June 8.?Colonel Randall, in paying Cuban soldiers at Ma'tanzas yes? terday, found that the majority of them had turned over the arms some time before to General Pedro Betancourt, the civil Governoi of Matanzas. A few of them had certificates, but the ma? jority had not. Consequently Colonel Randall experienced difficulty and only paid 37 men, though over 300 were in waiting and wanting money. All opposition on the part of the in? surgents to receiving the gratuity from the United States ei led to-day. Lieu, tenant Colonel Randall, at Matanzas-, Lieutenant Colonel Rafferty at Sagua La Grande, and Lieutenant* Colonel Risbee. at Paso Real, bird large crowds waiting for payment and discharge. i lie i.on in American ?'nr ? Insert. (By Telegraph to virvtntan-Pllor ? "Washington, 1>. C, June S.?Minister Calvo, of Costa Rica, lias been advised by his government that the two com? panies of troops sent a short time ago to Port Limon, near the Nlcaraguan border, because of the assembling of largo bodies of Nlcaraguan troops on .the border, had been withdrawn. The Minister accepts :)::s as showing that there is no further llkllhood of n clash between the Nlcaraguan and the Costa Rlcnn troops on the border. The Ministers feels satisfied that the small border disturbances have not affected the two governments so as to cause a rupture between them. m HHHH nt ? THE WORLD OF SPORT STANDING OF THE CLUBS. Won. Lost. Per Ct. Brooklyn .33 H -761 Boston. .30 H .652 St. Louies .27 IS -COO Chicago .20 20 . 56o Baltimore .20 10 .?7S Philadelphia .25 1? .668 Cincinnati .21 22 .*SS New York . 20 21 .4:.; Pit tabu ig .10 2? .881 Washington.n 29 .370 Louisville .11 30 Cleveland . S 33 l'Ji> PITTSBURQ, 5; BALTIMORE, H. At Baltimore: Score by innings: R.H.B, Pittsburg .. ..ooollonso??H 3 Baltimore 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 x-ll is 2 Batteries: Payne, Gardner and Shrlver; Howell and Robinson. Um? pires Swartwpod and Warner. Time? 2 hours. BOSTON. 7; LOUISVILLE, 5. At Boston: Score by innings: R.H.E Boston .1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 2?7 14 4 Louisville .. .200100010100?5 12 : Batteries: Lewis and Clarke; Dowl ing and Powers. Umpires Gaffney and Andrews. Time?2:20. ST. LOUIS. 4: PHILADELPHIA, S. At Philadelphia: Score by innings: R.H.B. St. Louis .0 0 0 1 0 8?4 .s 0 Philadelphia .0 0 111 5?8 13 1 Batteries: Sudhoff and O'Connor; Filleld and McFarland. Umpires Burns and Smith. Time?1:45. CLEVELAND, 5; NEW YORK, 14. At New York: Score by innings: R.H.E. Cleveland .. .0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0? 5 13 1 New York .. 3 2 0 1 4 0 t) 4 x?14 Id 2 J Batteries: Hill and Zimmer; Sc mour and Grady. Umpires O'Day and J McGarr. Time?2 hours. CINCINNATI. 0; BROOKLYN, 5. At New York: Score by Innings: R.H.E Cincinnati .. ..0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0?0 6 ill Brooklyn .. ..5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x?."? r. 0 Batteries: Hawley ami Wood; Hughes and Grim. Umpires Emslle and McDonald. Time?1:34. WASHINGTON, 5; CHICAGO, 4. At Washington: Score by Innings? R.H.E. Washington .1 00020100 1?5 9 3 Chicago .. .. 000 3 0001U 0?4 a 4 Batteries: Mercer and McGuire; Taylor and Nichols. Umpires Lynch and Connolly. Time?2:10. ATLANTIC LEAGUE RESULTS. Reading, 2; Richmond. 3. Allentown, 2; Wllkesbarre, 3. Newark, 15; Paterson, 4. Scranton, 7; Lancaster, 4. RACING AT G KAY EISEND. New York, June 8.?There was a lot of good racing at Gravesend to-day, and the attendance was good in spite of the heat. In the Manhasset stakes Mark Che was a slight favorite over McMeekin, but Trumpet went to th. front a furlong from the start, and won easily. In the May stakes, Toluca and Fly by Night made till the running un? til A. N. B. came from the rear, and ! In a hot drive beat Fly by Night by a I neck. Favorites were beaten in three ] races. Summary: First race?Five furlongs?St. Finnan (5 to 1), won; The Corinthian (7 to 2 and t> to 5), second; Mr. Jessey (2o to 1), third. Time, 1:03. Second race?One and one-sixteenth miles?Imp. t3 to l), won; Gase (.7 to 2 and 6 to 5), second; Azucena t3 to 1), third. Time, 1:49. Third race?The Manhasset, four and one-half furlongs?Trumpet (6 to 1), won; McMeekin (7 to 2 and C to 5), second; Mark Che (15 to 5), third. Time, :56. Fourth race?one and one-sixteenth miles?Bannockburn 15 to 1), won; Strathconan (20 to 1 and 6 to 1), sec? ond; Kirkwood (5 to 1), third. Time, l:17?L _ _ Fifth race?TheMay stakes, six fur? longs?A. N. B. (4 to 1), won; Fly by Night (20 to I and G to 1), second; To? luca (9 to 10), third. Time, 1:15. Sixth race?One and a sixteenth mllCA ?Bannock (7 to 5), won; Dan Dyo (2 to 1 and 7 to 10), second: Merry Prince (12 to 1), third. Time, 1:4814. COTTON STATISTICS. ANALYSIS OP THE MOVEMENT j FOR NINE MONTHS PAST. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot) New Orleans, La., June 8.?Secretary Hester's analysis Of the cotton move? ment for the nine .months of the season from September 1 to May 31 shows that compared with the crop movement last year Texas, including Indian Territory, has brought Into sight this season 416, ooo njore, while other Gulf states, which Include Arkansas, Louisiana, Missis? sippi, Tennessee, Missouri and Okla? homa have marketed 423,000 less and the group of Atlantic States, which in? cludes North ami South Carolina, Geor? gia, Florida, Alabama and Virginia, show a decrease of 114,000. In other words all of th,- States outside of Texas and Indian Territory have decreased P37.000 bales, against an increase for Texas and the Indian Territory of 446.000, leaving the net decrease in the total of crop marketed of 91,000. ?over the cork, our signature and label on every bottle ? to prevent baud ? lo ensure honest yooJncss and purity ami liprnrs*. No other way to .In all this ? for you. 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Johnson's Dyspepsia Cure is how recognized .im.,11^ the profession as a sure specific for all varieties oi stomach trouble which pass under the name of DYSPEPSIA and INDIGESTION. THE HEAT RECORD. NEWPORT NEWS LABORER SCC CUMBS TO SUNSTROKE. (By Telegraph to \Mrglhlan-Pllot.) Newport News, Va., June S.?One death by sunstroke and numerous pros? trations from heat is the record ot the hottest day of the year in litis city. Edward ("lark, laborer, succumbed ti? the sunstroke at 1 :>. m., and d.ed an hour later." At tin- ship-yard, the heat was in? tense, in some of the bnttlesh ps ami other vessels under construction the men had to stop work this nf tor noon. Every available man Is on night duty. THROUGHOUT THE STATE. Richmond, Va., June 8.?Unusually high temperatures arc reported at many points throughout the State. IN SOUTH CAROLINA. Columbia, s. C, June S.?The maxi? mum temperature here to-day was I?i2, minimum in twenty-four hours, 71. This is tile fourth successive day the temperature has been above 97, and for more than a week OH has been the lowest maximum. This immediate section has had but one shower In ten weeks. IN WAS II INGT? IN. Washington, Juno 8.?The mercury to-day fell off one degree from yester? day's high record of 07 degrees. Nor? folk. Charlotte and Augusta all regis? tered OS and were the only Atlantic const points hotter than Washington. The Weather Bureau is not promising any break in tho hot wave. "'" Street Hallway l?ri?l CloarO. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Columbia, S. C, June 8.?A deal to | purchase the Columbia Street Railway and Electric Power Company waa| closed to-day by several Baltimore cap? italists, some of whom own the Charles- ! ton electric roads. The price is $Jj7,0iiu. It is understood that many Improve-1 ments and extensions will be made. | The road was owned by Columbians. crfptof price by tVINKKLMANN A- It IIOWN I) It I t. CO., Hull l mo re, .lid. A CARD. A .?landerous report has gained publicity in W'haloyvillo ami vlcin ty with wlnco I my name has been associated without any cause wh itever. I wish to say to the public generally tint the r? port, so far as being In any way connected with said rumor myself, Is an uncompromising lie as black as ? vor ncamtl the I ps of a human being. Thi* is the first lime la my life 'hat It his bOCOmO necessary far me to offer any defence of my character. 1 n grot very much to be forced to do this. and hope that If anyone lias been Inclined to bollere the said rumor thai they may at once (east to bcltve it, and that I may enjoy the unwavering confidence of the public In the future as 1 have in tin- past. Tie r.- is absolutely no grounds whatever for the report. Respectfully, J. R. BVRD. Whalcyville, Va., Jnn?- 1st, 1K<9. jeti-lw" before the war, please send me a roast of beef. since: the war, send me a roast of home killed beef No danger, we have none but our own killed Beef, Veal, Lamb and Pork Lard, Saussage, etc. OPEN ALL DAY, BOTH PHONES. J.S. Bell, Jr.&Co., Corner Queen and Church Sts. H. E. Owen Grain Co,. 716 CITIZENS DANK BUILDING, Norfolk, V.l. Wholesale Shippers ha. and grain, J. C. GOR8UCH. RH017PS PENNYROYAL PILL of menstruation." Tli womuuliood, aiding i known remedy for w< becomes a plcasun They overcome Wcok? hess, Irregularity and omissions, increase vig? or andi banish "pains >? ure ?? LIFE SAVJ3RS" to girls at VcliJpmont of Organs ujrid lia?lj?. No niun i iiuuls them, Ca?i .1! i!h harm?life il.(H) ?OS l\Y MAIL. Sohl by druggists. Di;. MOTT.SCIIKMICALCO., Cleveland, Ohio. Sold bv BURROW, MARTIN & CO. No sooner do we put those | men's $4.00 crash suits on | sale ? ?4 I at ?than it gels hot ?and that's what makes the op- i portunity so great. Lots of men are buying two suits. A crash I suit has to he laundered quite ": frequently and they said they'd an extra one to wear while the other was being "done up." It's possible for any store to buy crash suits to sell at $2 and at a < small profit. We want to tell ' you now that these are the not 52 \ crash suits. You cannot duplicate ! them elsewhere for less than jvl.OO, and Sellin?: them at $1.93 at first of the season has never ? been known before. i i 226 Main Street. NOTICEto CONTRACTORS. Boa led proposals v. ill be r> lve?J by the Local Hoard of Improvement . f Bramble? ton Ward, Norfolk. Va? ai Uli ir office un? til $ p. in. June 12, !':?''. for furnishing ini teriaM and laying 27,000 feet, more or less, of six and four-Inch water pipe, together with the necessary valves, lire hydrants, etc. The Board reserves the riciht to reject any or all bids. Specifications can be scon at the office of the Board uf Water Com? missioners Addr.ss, "The L eal Board of Improvement of r.ramhleton Ward." W. 11. BTBJRXJNG, Je4-6t ' Secretary. REWARD ! Is Ihe one tiling thai spurs us all on to greater undertakings. We want our Reward in the shape Of your pat? ronage and confidence. Your RE \\ ARI > will be .11 the form of Lxtra Values especially ihis week in Ladies' Waists, Dress Goods, and Tailored Summer Suits. We do not claim to carry the larg? est stock of ihi> class of goods in ; town, but we receive a new line every week, so thai our patrons have the ladvantange of selecting from fresh I stock through ihe whole season. Bear in mind the fact that we make ; it a poinf to please each and every ; purchaser, no matter whether your j purchase is 5 cents or SS.00. Hsfc for Cjri's? Dimities at 3 l-2c. a Yard. WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE ELBAS BALL, ? 362 MAIN STREET, NEW SHAPES -FOIt? LHDIESI Maude Adams, Fife, Wisseha. PORTO RICO, STILL A FAVORITE. These in addition to a full, beauti? ful stock of AHOY HATS. S. P. RIES, loa o ii ~* a* o ii <st. NEW ATTRACTIONS -AT Virginia Beaeli. Freo entertainments at the tlno new 111. itre every a!t< ' uo..:i from -1:30 to o:W m.i from >>:'M to 9:30 . very evening1. Tht w"*U of June to 10th tic re will ho oh Illustrated .< sturo <.n tho'Simnlsh imerlt in Wai and Our NTcw Possessions, w h moving n'cturcs and phonographic effects June 12th to 17th will ho a rftt tllnK Vooil Minstrel .-'hoe/. June 19th to ??Ith win be H? laughablcvcomcdy "Second Floor Spdopendyke;" n reserved seat_bgn? , |i tor the Infant Sanitarium, otner u.-...I attractions to follow; Hook your ?xcur.il ns to \ irs-lnla Beach ar.<l < ni'iO il> ! Mii f l.atning In Iho pure Atlant'c, where the water is not con? taminated by neiKhbcrine eitlen. Get your photo, taken at the new g;Ulcr/. j*7-u