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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1900.
SENATE SHIPPING BILL
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TO FOSTER AMERICAN SHIPPING.
Cause of Decadence of American Mer
chant Marine and Additional Dangers
to It The Maximum Expenditure
Under the UIll to be Reached Onlj
After Increase by Hundreds of Thou
sands of Tonnage of Our Ships Th
Bill Opposed by Foreign Interests.
Washington, March 1. The report
prepared by Senator Frye upon the
shipping bill reported by the commit
tee on commerce of the senate was
made public today.
The report begins by asserting: "the
self-evident value of a national mer
chant marine, explains and deplores
our almost entire dependence upon for
eign shipping for our ocean carrying,
suggests the danger of reliance upon
tfce merchant ships of other nations
which" ftiay become involved in War, the
possible complete exclusion of Ameri
can exports from their regular foreign
markets in such a contingency, and
points out that the wholesale transfer
of the tonnage of a belligerent nation
to a neutral llag would unquestionably
involve such shipping in difficulties,
seizures and detentions. The British-Boe-war
has materially reduced our
means of transportation and embar
rassed our ocean mail service. The
humiliation of our reliance upon for
eign vessels bought and chartered dur
ing our war with Spain is referred to
and the broad ground is taken that
under those sections of the constitution
whk-h empower congress to provide for
the common defense and general wel
fare is found the highest authority for
the promotion of our merchant ma
rine." Three prime reasons are given for the
decline of the American shipping in the
foreign trade, namely, (1) the greater
cost of building ships in the United
States than elsewherej (2) the greater
cost of operating American as com
pared with foreign ships, and (3)
causes based on foreign legislative en
couragement. The suggestion that this situation
may be overcome by the free admission
of foreign-built ships to American reg
ister fc met by pointing out that if
such admission were unconditional, it
would result in destroying existing
American shipyards on the Atlantic
and Pacific coasts.
The passage of the bill, it is claimed,
would probably effect a reduction of
5i5.000.000 a year in ocean rates on
American commerce, through the ad
ditional shipping and the competition
that would be created.
"Foreign opposition," the report
says, "is being concentrated upon the
bill, because foreign shipping interests
clearly see that they will be seriously
injured by the replacing of American
lor the foreign "vessels now in our for
"The maximum annual expenditures
are fixed at $9,000,000 in the bill. About
$1,516,000 is now being paid to Ameri
can ehlps under normal conditions for
carrying our mails, a sum which
should be deducted from the additional
expense of the operation of this bill.
About 400,000 additional tons of new
shipping, costing approximately $40,
000,000 and occupying several years la
its construction, would have to be
built in tire United States if this bill Is
passed, before the maximum expendi
ture of i, 000.000 could be reached."
The special high compensation pro
vided for steamships of twelve knots
speed and over Is also elaborately ex
plained. There are but 361 seagoing
screw steamships in the world today
that come within the size and speed
conditions that higher compensation Is
fixed for, and of these twenty-two are
protected by the coasting laws of the
United States, while the balance re
ceive from their respective govern
ments upward of $20,000,000 annually.
"It eq-ualizes the advantages enjoyed
by the foreign rivals of prospective
high-speed American vessels. It is
expected that some 340,000 tons of foreign-built
vessels now owned or build
ing for American citizens will be ad
mitted to American register under the
terms of this bill, their owners being
required to build equal tonnage in the
United States before receiving any
A vessel cannot receive full compen
sation unless she carries one-half of a
The committee states "that when
shipbuilding yards have been suffici
ently developed and have work enough
to keep them going all the time, the
cost of constructing ships in the Unit
ed States will be reduced. The growth
of shipbuilding in the United States
would give employment to a vast army
of mien in the shipyards and In the
iron, steel and other industries con
nected with shipbuilding."
The report also states: "As the
most promising field for the future de
velopment of our markets for agricul
tural products is northern and temper
ate Asia, the committee believes that
our grain fields and cotton plantations
will gain in greater proportion from
the enactment of the law than the sea
board shipbuilding and shipowning
FREE liLOOD CUKE.
An Offer Proving Fnlth to Sufferers.
Ulcers. Cancers, Bating Sores. Pain
ful Swellings, Effects of Blood Poison.
Persistent Irruptions that refuse to heal
usder ordinary treatment are quickly
cared by B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm)
the most wonderful Blood Purifier 6f
the age, made especially to cure all
terrible obstinate deep-seated Blood
asd Skin troubles. Is your blood thin?
Are you pale? All run down? Have
yo Eczema? Pimples? Blotches and
Bumps? Skin or Scalp Humors? Boils?
Eruptions? Skin Itches and Swoolen?
Aehing Bones? Rheumatism? Scrof
ula? Catarrh? Then you need B. B. B.
(Botanic Blood Balm) because It drains
from the blood and entire system all
the poisons and humors which cause
all of these troubles, and the cause be
isg removed, a permanent cure fol
lows. B. B. B. thoroughly tested for
thirty years, and thousands cured after
doetors and patent medicines had fail
ed. For sale by druggists at Jl per
large bottle, or six bottles (full treat
ment) $5. To prove our faith in B. B. B.
we will send a trial Bottle Free to suf
ferers, so they may test the remedy at
our expense. Address BLOOD BALM
CO.. 3S Mitchell street. Atlanta, Ga.
Wrecked by Boiler Explosion.
Plant City. Fla.. March 1 A bad ac
cident occurred at this place this af
ternoon. The boiler in the engine room
of the Warnell Lumber and Veneer
Company's mill exploded, seriously in
juring two m;n and almost wrecking
the plant. The cause, of the accident
is as yet unknown and the property
Iocs cannot at present be estimated.
CABLEGRAMS FROM OTIS.
Trade Opened Up with Island Porta.
Military to Giro Place to Civil Au
thority. Washington. March 1. Three cable
messages from General Otis were re
ceived at the war department today.
One contained a long list of casualties
among the troops in the Philippines
since the last report. A second an
nounced the arrival at Manila today
of a government transport from the
east coast of Tayabas province with
eight American and 410 Spanish sol
diers recently relieved from captivity
among ths insurgents. The third mes
sage stated that since the recent open
ing of commerce of the island ports,
13,000 tons of hemp and 70,000 bales of
tobacco had been received at Manila,
and that large shipments of the com
modities named will soon be made to
the United States and other countries.
'The fact that General Otis has not
reported any military operations since
the departure of General Bates expe
dition to southern Luzon to complete
the plan of opening the hemp ports in
that quarter is accepted by war de
partment officials as an indication
that the campaign Is progressing sat
isfactory and that our forces have not
met with any serious opposition by the
insurgents fn recent movements.
Secretary Root has made a positive
denial of the published report that he
is worried at the long silence of Gen
eral Otis In regard to the military op
erations in the Philippines and had
cabled him to make an immediate re
port of the situation. The secretary
said that, on the contrary, he was
perfectly satisfied with the situation.
The officials are confident that the
backbone of the insurrection Is broken
and that there will be no further hos
tilities on a large scale, and that af
fairs in the archipelago will be in fair
ly good shape by the time of the arrival
of the Philippine civil commission
about the middle of May, for the pro
posed transfer of government control
from the military to the civil authori
ties. General Otis is expected to return to
the United States on leave of absence
soon after the arrival of the Philip
pine commission. It is desired that he
should meet the commission and give
it the benefit of his knowledge of af
fairs in the Philippines.
General MacArthur will assume tem
porary command of the military forces
on the islands when General Otis
MARRIED UNDER FALSE NAME.
I'retendlns to be Captain Clark, of the
Texas, a Man Secures a Bride on Two
New Orleans, March 1. A romance
that may have tragic consequences de
veloped here today. A man who gives
several names and has told a number
of conflicting stories is locked up at
It is charged that he impersonated
Captain Clark, of the battleship Texas,
which is now at this port, and induced
Miss Bertha Warten. of Cincinnati, to
marry him. Miss Warten, with her
brother-in-law, Alexander Aronson, of
No. 10 South Canal street, and the lat-
ters family, were stopping at the St.
Charles hotel, where they made the ac
quaintance of the man who represent
ed himself to be Captain Clark. After
a courtship of two days the wedding
was celebrated yesterday afternoon.
Last -night "Captain Clark" went
aboard the battleship and acted in
such a manner as to arouse the sus
picions of the officers. He was locked
up and this fact led to an investigation
by Miss Warten s relatives. The bride
A Nlclit ot Terror.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the wi-
w of the brave General Burnham of
Mackias, Me., when the doctors said
she could not live till morning" writes
Mrs. S. H. Lincoln, who attended her
that fearful night. "All thought she
must soon die from Pneumonia, but
she begged for Dr. King's New Discov
ery, saying it had more than once saved
her life, and had cured her of Consump
tion. After three small does she slept
easily all night, and its further use
completely cured her." This marvel
lous medicine is guaranteed to cure ail
Throat, Chest and Lung Diseases.
Only 50c and ?1.00. Trial bottles free
at It. R. Bellamy's drug store.
EUROPE WANTS COAL.
(Special to Baltimore Sun.)
Birmingham. Ala., February 28. Be
cause of the rise in price of European
coal and the scarcity of that product,
inquiries are pouring in from Europe,
the West Indies and Mexico for Ala
Heretofore Mexico and the West In
dies have obtained their supply of coal
from Wales, for the reason that, on ac
count of all-water transportation, they
could get It cheaper than from Ala
bama. Now the rise in prices in Eu
rope places Alabama coal, which must
pay a rail freight to the coast and a
water rate thence to the point of de
livery, about on a parity with that of
Europe in cost. Today the Tennessee
Coal and Iron Company accepted an
order for 30.000 tons of coal for Mexi
co, making contracts amounting to 50,-
000 tons which that company has re
cently taken from Mexicans.
It also has on hand a 10.000-ton con
tract from Cuba. It has refused an or
der for 100,000 tons from the British
overnment, because of the tremendous
iemand for coal.
Other companies of this district.
however, have taken several large Eu
ropean oraers, as well as orders from
Mexico, and were it not for the enor
mous demand for Alabama coal for lo
cal use following the big boom in Iron,
immense sales could be made In Eu
rope, Mexico and South America.
Death of a Prominent Hebrew.
New "York. March 1. Jos. Strauss, a
prominent Hebrew Is dead at his home
in this city. aged 79 years. He came
to this country from Bavaria about
sixty years ago. Proceeding to the
south, he became postmaster during
President Polk's administration of
Hundred Mile station, near Macon.
Ga. Subsequently returning to New
York, he engaged in the confectionery
business. In 1865 he became a mem
ber of the wholesale grocery house of
M. Fersts. Sons & Co.. of Savannah.
Ga., with which he was actively con
nected until about four years ago,
when he retired. Mr. Strauss lived
the greater nart of the time In this
citv. mainlv devotinc himself to the
buying In the northern markets for his
MUST GO TO THE PENITENTIARY.
Chicago, March 1.- Edward S. Drey
er. former president of the bank of E
3. Dryer & Co.. and treasurer of the
West park board, was today found
guilty of withholding from his sue
cessor as treasurer $316,000 of the West
park funds. The Jury fixed the punish
ment at a term' in the penitentiary.
AMBUSHED BY FILIPINOS.
Provision Train Attacked Spanish
Prisoner Brought to Manila.
Manila, March L One hundred in
surgents, seven miles from Fernandino
de la Union, ambushed ten men of
the Third cavalry who were escorting
a provision train. The Americans
scattered, and while returning to
camp, one man was killed. The in
surgents captured four horses and a
quantity of provisions. A subsequent
reconnaisance of the locality develop
ed the fact that there were entrench
ments there and a force of Filipinos,
estimated to number 800 ,men. The
Third cavalry Is preparing to drive the
The recently purchased naval trans
port Alava, sent to Ragay, in the gulf
of Liberate, for Spanish prisoners, has
returned here, bringing GOO persons, in
cluding priests, officers, soldiers and
civilians and ten Americans.
The navy officials, being informed
that the prisoners were carelessly
guarded, hurried the Alava to Ragay,
manned by twenty blue jackets. Six
officers from the Brooklyn and fifty
marines accompanied the transport.
SAPPHO IS NOT IMMORAL.
(Special to Baltimore Sun.)
London, , February 23. Beerbohm
Tree, the well known Shakespearean
actor, without professing to be well
versed in the controversy over Olga
Nethersole's rendition of "Sappho,"
"I read Sappho years ago. It made
an extraordinary impression upon me.
It did not strike me as immoral, but
rather as a powerful work. It is diffi
cult to say what Is an Immoral piece.
It is rather a question of how it affects
the individual idea."
Charles Wyndham, the prominent
theatrical man, said: "To my mind
the public of the United States is the
best judge of the quality of the play.
When I was a young manager in the
United States it was considered Im
moral for a husband to kiss his wife
upon the stage.
"But I think," he added, with a mer
ry twinkle In his eyes, "all that kind
of thing has changed now."
Cold steel or Death.
"There is but one small chance to
save your life and that is through an
operation," was the awful prospect set
before Mrs. I. B. Hunt, of Lime Ridge,
Wis., by her doctor after vainly trying
to cure her of a frightful case of stom
ach trouble and yellow jaundice. He
didn't count on the marvellous power
of Electric Bitters to cure Stomach and
Liver troubles, but she heard of It,
took seven bottles, was wholly cured.
avoided surgeon's knife, now weighs
more and feels better than ever. It's
positively guaranteed to cure Stomach
Liver and Kidney troubles and never
disappoints. Price 50c at R. R. Bel
lamy's drug store.
RUSSIANS DENOUNCE BRITAIN.
St. Petersberg, February 28. The
newspapers here outdo the rest of the
continental press in bewailing General
Cronje's defeat in virulently denounc
ing Great Britain.
These papers declare that the Trans
vaal has fully demonstrated its right
to complete political independence,
with an outlet to the sea. They sug
gest that the best help of the Boers
would be to create a diversion against
Great Biltain elsewhere. It Is held to
be the duty of Europe to Intervene and
"end the most Infamous of all the wars
England has ever waged for predatory
TO CONGRATULATE CRONJE.
Washington, February 28 Represen
tative Fitzgerald, of Massachusetts,
today passed around among his demo
cratic colleagues for signatures the
following cablegram to General Cron
je, the defeated Boer general:
'General Cronje, Cape Town, Africa:
""Members of the United States house
of representatives congratulate you
and your soldiers on the magnificent
display of heroism in your brave fight
for human rights."
Alter trte cablegram has received a
sufficient number ef signatures it will
NO TAX ON "CALLS."
New York. March 1. Judge LaCombe
of the United States circuit court, in
a decision today on the protest made
by S. V. White in his suit against Col
lector of Internal Revenue Treat, to
cover the money paid for war revenue
stamps required to be fixed on "calls,"
holds that "calls" r,re not taxable. The
decision is a far-reaching one and, if it
holds, "will require the government to
pay back to brokers and speculators all
the money which they have been re
quired to pay for the purpose of stamps
used to affix on "call" papers.
Losses by the Warehouse Fire.
(Special to The Messenger.).
Raleigh, N. C, March 1. Charles Mc
Namee, of Ashevllle, president of the
state fair, arrived today and took
charge of its affairs.
Careful examination shows that E.
L. Fleming had 100,000 pounds of leaf
tobacco in his warehouse burned here
yesterday, and J. P. Taylor, of Hen
derson, had 90,000.
Chairman McNeill, of the corporation
commission, says he thinks three
months ample for the taking of testi
mony by Standing Master Shepherd
as to tax assessments. Instead of fif
teen months asked by the railways.
The Best Precrlption For Chills.
And Fever is a bottle of Grover's
Tasteless Chill Tonic. The formula is
plainly printed en each package. It is
simply Iron and Quinine in a tasteless
form and is compounded in correct
proportions. The reason imitators, do
not advertise their formula to besause
they know you would not buy their
medicine if you knew its ingredients.
Grover's ie the original, an as the only
chJEi and fever remedy sold througkout
the entire malarial section off the Unit
ed States. No cure, so pay. Price 50:.
THE PLAGUE SPREADING.
Washington, February 28. The sur
geon general of the marine hospital
service has been Informed that the bu
bonic plague has appeared on the island
of Cozunel, off the coast of Yucatan. It
was brought there from Brazil. Quar
antine officers in Mexico, in the gulf
states and in Cuba and Porto Rico have
been directed to observe strict quaran
tine. Jonesboro Progress: The census Just
taken shows that there are 759 people
inside the corporate limits of the town.
However, this does not show our actual
rxpulation, as several hundred live
just outside the corporate limits of the
town, and a count of actual residents
would make the number fully 1,000.
The Jonesboro Cotton Mills Company
has Just received and Installed 800
new twisting spindles made by 'the
Draper Machine Works, of Massachusetts.
HE FELL FIFTY-FIVE FEET.
UR. JOHN KANE, FOREMAN OF A. C. L
IRON BRIDGE FORCE, MET
Was oa Coal Elevator on Wharf of A.
C. I. Tards Lost Ills Footing and
Fell to the Wharf Body Terribly
Crashed Died at 11 o'clock in City
Hospital Accident Occurred at 8:45
Mr. John Kane, foreman of the iron
bridge force of the Atlantic Coast Line,
met a horrible death yesterday by fall
ing from th reloading bin of the At
lantic Coast Line elevator to the wharf
beneath, a distance of fifty-five feet.
His body was terribly crushed by the
fall and he died from the effects of
the injuries about 11 o'clock, at the
city hospital, where he was carried af
ter the accident.
Mr. Kane was on top of the elevator
standing over the reloading bin direct
ing workmen who were preparing to
put a sheet iron lining in the bin. Of
the workmen, one of them, Fred
Blanchard, was standing with Mr.
Kane on the edge of the bin, and an
other, C. H. Rucker, was in the hopper
making patterns by which the sheet
iron was to be cut to fit the interior
of the bin.
Mr. Blanchard and Mr. Kane had
just been discussing the best method
of hoisting the sheet iron, which is
quite heavy, to the top of the elevator.
He saw Mr. Kane stumble in some way
and called to him to look out, at the
same time making an effort to catch
and support him; but Mr. Kane, mak
ing futile efforts to catch on adja
cent timber, fell from the bin. As
he fell headlong toward the wharf his
body struck the railing bf a gang way
which passes from the main part of
the elevator structure to that on which
the loading bin is stationed, the
gangway being at a point almost mid
way the elevator. From the gangway
rail Mr. Kane fell upon the wharf be
tween the railroad track which ex
tends across it.
There were very few workmen about
the elevator at the- time the accident
occurred, but those that were there lost
no time in rushing to the side of their
injured foreman. Dr. D. W. Bullock,
surgeon for the Atlantic Coast Line,
and Dr. E. J. Dixon, of the Atlantic
Coast Line Relief Department, were
hurriedly summoned and did all they
could to alleviate the sufferings of
Mr. Kane. Strange to say, he seemed
perfectly conscious very soon after the
fall and remarked: "That was a ter
rible fall I had." He directed various
things to be done for himself and com
mented upon the extent of his injuries.
As soon as possible after the acci
dent Mr. Kane was removed to the city
hospital, where, as previously stated,
he died at 11 o'clock. The accident oc
curred about 8:45 o'clock.
The deceased was about 51 years of
age 'and was an experienced bridge
contractor, having been in the busi
ness for the past twenty-five or thirty
years. He had been with the Atlantic
Coast L&.e a few months, having en
listed in the service of the company
during October . or November of last
Little is known here of his past life.
It is thought that he is a native of Il
linois and has a sister in, St. Louis. He
was for a number of years a general
bridge contractor and was for a num
bervof years in the employ of the Edge-
more Bridge Company, of Wilmington,
Del. His headquarters have been in
this city since he was employed by the
Coast Line, but much the greater por
tion of his time was spent all along the
A. C. I, system wherever the service
of his forct was needed.
The funeral will take place at the
lodge at Oakdale cemetery at 5 o'clock
p. m. today. The carriages will be at
the office's of the A. C. L. at 4:30 p. m.
and the officers of the railroad will
be driven to the city hospital, thence
to Oakdale cemetery.
PROSPEROUS MILLING ENTERPRISE
The Richardson CypreHS Lumber and
Shlncle Company Captain .1. A.
Richardson a Large Stockholder.
Captain J. A. Richardson, of White
ville, spent yesterday in the city. While
here he showed a member of The Mes
senger staff a collection of well photo
graphed views of the Richardson Cy
press Lumber and Shingle Company,
located in the midst of a splendid belt
of fine cypress timber lands twenty
nine miles from Georgetown, at Bucks
port, S. C.
The stockholders in the company are
J. A. Richardson & Son, of Whiteville,
and Watson Malone & Sons, of Phila
delphia. The plant has been in opera
tion for about one year and is proving
a success in every way.
"They are equipped for turning out
both cypress lumber and shingles, the
latter being their specialty.
They have already five miles of rail
way constructed into their timber
lands, the road being laid with 30
pound steel rails. Their system of log
ging, by tramways. Is a departure from
the method usually practiced in that
section, the usual method being to cut
logs during the dry season and float
them out when the water would rise
sufficiently high. Mr. Richardson is es
pecially pleased with the outlook for
the success of his enterprise.
THE EDITORS IN SESSION.
New Orleans, March 1. The National
Editorial Association held its first bus
iness session today. President R. H
wenrys annual report advocated a
uniform advertising tariff, condemning
the paper trust and trusts in general.
He also urged the bringing of the
larger dallies into the association. Nu
merous committees were appointed and
many papers were read.
NATIVE TROOPS IN PORTO RICO.
San Juan, Porto Rico, JMarch 1.
Four troops of the Fifth United States
aavalry are under orders to return to
the United States. Native troops are
now being- recruited to fill their places.
If your liver is out of order, causing
Biliousness, Sick Headache, Heart
burn, or Constipation, take a dose of
On retiring, and tomorrow your di
gestive organs will be regulated and
you will be bright, active and ready
for any kind of work. This has
been the experience of others; it
will be yours. HOOD'S PILLS are
eold by all medicine dealers. 25 cts.
ATTACKED BY A BURGLAR.
Mr. C W. McCall Seriously Wounded
at His Residence, 1010 South Front
Street, Aboat 1 o'clock This Morn
lair-Culy Wounds Inflicted In Head
and Neck C E. Workman Arrested
for the Crime.
As a result of an assault made upon
him by a burglar about 1 o'clock this
morning. Mr. A. G. McCall. the well
known county bridge builder, lies at
his home, no. 1010 South Front street,
suffering from a fearful wound across
his forehead and ah ugly gash on his
The particulars of the burglary are
that Mr. McCall and two little children
were in bed together. Mrs. McCall and
two older children being at work at the
Wilmington cotton mill with the night
force. and Mr. McCall was awakened
by noises as of some one In the house
It was Impossible for him to get up
and Investigate, owing to fracture of
his hip. which he sustained some
months ago. but which has never
healed. He therefore gave an alarm
and the two little children also made
an outcry. The burglar rushed upon
them and struck Mr. McCall. as he lay
helpless in bed, a heavy blow across
the forehead, a portion of the Imple
ment at the same time striking his lit
tle daughter who was beside him. in
the face. Fortunately, the wound to
the child was very slight. Several oth
er blows were struck by the fiend. Mr.
McCall receiving another serious
wound in the neck during the struggle.
As the burglar was plying Mr. McCall
with blows he exclaimed: "Now, shut
your mouth, you d d fool."
The outcry of Mr. McCall and chil
dren attracted the atentlon of Mrs.
Mary Fulcher, who lives In another
part of the building, and of Mr. W. IL
H. Todd, across the street. They rush
ed to the scene, but the burglar escap
ed before the arrival of either of them.
The police authorities were notified
and Captain Furlong went to the
scene at once and was followed as
soon as possible thereafter by Dr. W.
D. McMillan and -Police Sergeant
Mr. McCall was found perfectly con
scious and talked freely of the attack
made upon his. He is of opinion that
the burglary was by a party who knew
that he had a sum of money, silver
and bills, in a trunk, and knowing of
his helpless and at that b 'ur unpro
tected condition, came to get it. How
ever, 6trange to say, the man did not
get his booty. He' was presumably
frightened by the outcries of Mr. Mc
Call and the children.
Captain Furlong, assisted by Ser
geant Davis, went to work at once in
their usual vigorous and sagacious
manner to trace the burglar, utilizing
important clues which were given by
At 4:30 o'clock this morning C. E.
Workman, a white man, was arrested
charged with the burglary. Mr. Mc
Call says that Workman came to his
house yesterday afternoon and saw
him with money and that when the
burglar spoke in assaulting him he
recognized his voice.
Beware of Ointments for Cat.rrh that
as mercury will surely destroy the
sense of smell and completely derange
the whole system when entering it
through the mucous surfaces. Such ar
ticles should never be used except dn
prescriptions from reputable physi
cians, as the damage they will do is
ten-fold to the good you can possibly
derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.
Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and Is
taken internally, acting directly upon
the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cue
be sure you get the genuine. It Is tafcr
en internally and is made in Toledo, 0
by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonial
re. Sold by druggists, price 75c per 1
Hall's Family Pills arc the best.
German Opinion of Krltlsh Succms
Berlin, March 1. In parliamentary
circles the conseusus of opinion is that
the latest developments will make the
attainment of peace more difficult and
will render the British in case they
completely vanquished the Boers, more
overbearing and less pleasant neigh
bors than before.
FATAL MINE CAVE-IN.
Redding, Cal., March 1. Although
last night rescuers worked in two hour
shifts to save the eight men imprison
ed by yesterday's cave-in at the Iron
Mountain mine, so far only four men
have been taken out, two dead. One
has succumbed to his injuries and the
fourth will probably live.
A petition has been filed asking for
a receiver for the Standard Building
and Loan Association, of Montgomery,
Ala. The association has been In exist
ence nine years and has an authorized
capital of 530,000,000.
The house committee on naval affairs
has agreed to pay a visit to Norfolk,
Va., at an early date to Inspect the
navy yard and other naval Interests at
Governor Longino has approved xthe
George election bill which provides that
hereafter all vacancies occurring in
state, judiciary, county, district, mu
nicipal and beat officers shall be filled
by special elections.
HEAVIEST SNOW IN YEARS.
Buffalo, N. Y., March L Correspond
ents throughout western New York
unite in pronouncing this the heaviest
snow fall In years. Lockport reports
three feet of snow, Medina two feet,
Hornellsville two feet, Delavan eigh
teen inches and Broston one foot. All
trains are delayed and in many cases
have been abandoned.
SIX MEN SCALDED TO DEATH.
Dieppe, Prance, March 1. By an ex
plosion on board the English mail
packet, to France, today, six of her
firemen were scalded to death and
four others are in a critical condition.
The passergers escaped unhurt.
Charlotte Observer: Yesterday a man
about 20 years of age was. burled
at El BetheL His death occurred un
der peculiar circumstances. He was
found so near the railroad track of the
South Carolina and Georgia road, near
Gaffney, S. C. that it looked as if the
train caused his death. The facts were
developed at the Inquest that early
that night he had considerable money
on his person and a nice watch, both
of which were gone when the body was
found. It was further In evidence that
he telephoned to his father, who lives
near here, that he was coming home
that night. He was shortly afterward
found dead, minus money, watch and
hat, with both legs broken and some
wounds on the head that looked as if
made with a dub.
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