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THE WILMINGTON 'ALiflft'S Ji-V G E jj, FBID A ir, SEPTEMB1 B 7, H)00.
GAIETY AT WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH
BRILLIANT OPENING BY THE HAMMOCKS
BOAT AND FISHING CLUB.
The Completion of the Clnb Ilouse Cel
brated "With a Yocht Roce, an Oyster
Roast, Etc. The Children's Cake
Walk at the Seashore Hotel Last
Night-It "Was an Occasion of Rare
The Hammocks Boat and Fishing
Club, the new club recently added to
."Wilmington's already goodly number
of seaside organizations, had its formal
opening 'yesterday at the Hammock,
Wrights ville beach. Though the club
has been in existence for such a siort
time, already there are 55 members
and a large number of applications are
The club has just completed a very
neat and comfortable ciub house on
the Hammocks. The building is about
0x30 feet and contains besides the
general reception hall six good sized
lockers, and a gang way and pavilion
in the Banks Channel. The purpose
of the club, as already stated, is to
stimulate racing and hunting in this
vicinity and it will be open to mem
bers also in winter months.
(During yesterday nearly all the
members dropped in, each bringing in
. their friends. The day was very pleas
antly spent, winding up in the after
noon with skiff and yacht Taces, and
an old time oyster roast.
The boats in the skiff race were
Holt's, Schulken's and Solomons. The
start was at 4:03 and Schulken's won
out first at 5:17:50, Captain F. N. Pin
ner. The Yacht race was sailed ovtr a
four-mile course and the entries were
as follows: "Little Alice", Captain
J. VanB. ttletts; "Francis Marion,"
Captain W. X. Harrlss; "Lillian Flor
ence." Captain S. P. Cowan; "Eugenia"
Captain George Harrlss. The starting
time was 4:07. The "Little Alice" en
ded first at 5:14:45, followed by "Lil
lian Florence" at 5:15:24 and the "Eu
genia" at 5:16:44.
After the race a fine oyster roast
was served in the rear of the club
building, and the large crowd was
filled abundantly with the luscious
bivalves. Beer and crackers were
served foountefully and on the whole
the day was a most enjoyable one.
Brilliant prospects are ahead for the
Captain Oscar Grant, who is presi
dent of the club, was master of cere
monies. THE CAKE WALK.
The much talked of cake walk to be
participated in only by young children
took place last night in the large din
ing room of the Seashore hotel, on
IWrightsville beach. In every way the
affair was a complete success.
The 2:30 and 5 o'clock trains on the
Seacoast road were well filled with
young people, but the 7 o'clock train
bound for the beach last evening, was
crowded, not only with the young
boys and girls but with the older folks
too. These augmented toy many resi
dents of the beach and Sounds, all en
joyed the occasion immensely. It is
estimated that 500 people witnessed the
The festivity opened with a grand
march and the Little folks in their
quaint and beautiful costumes, led by
Master Oscar Grant and Miss Eloise
Jackson, formed a very -pretty spec
tacle as they walked around the hall.
After that the Judges were announc
ed as Dr. Harrdss, Mr. W. A. Wirght
and Mr. J. E. Bellamy, Jr.
Then each couple would come in by
themselves and "cake walk" around
the room two or three times. Some
of the dancing was highly ceditable
and the large crowd would frequently
applaud and encore the dancers.
The couples were as follows:
Miss Eloise Jackson and Oscar
Grant; Misses Ray Love and Marie
Butler; Miss Orra Perry and Will
Harris; Miss Ethel Solomon and Harry
Solomon; Miss Margaret Kahn and
Harold Sycle; Misses Lilly Post and
Mary Wilson; Miss Edith Pritchard
and Milton Gore; Miss Goldie Stein
and Joe Nathan; Miss Helene Wax
man and Jerome Waxman; Miss Helen
Solomon and Herbert Bluethenthal;
Misses Flora Yopp and Alma Peschau;
Miss Bessie Bridgers and Will Gore;
Miss Janette Max and Morton Max;
Misses Thurba Gove and Magsrie Mor
an; Misses Kate Meyers and Sue Cat
lett; Miss Mamie Nathan and Lionel
Kahn; Miss Ray Solomon and Sieg
fried Goodman; Miss Ray Sneed and
Ed Reilly: Miss- Iaisy Burbank and
Carson Talliaferro; Misses Juia Harri
son and Sarah Catlett.
After all the couples had danced, and
while the Judges were out, little Miss
Marie Butler charmed the audience
with a song, for which she was loudly
cheered at its conclusion.
After the song all the couples again
marchd around the hall and lined up
in the center where Mr. John D. Bel
lamy, Jr., presented the prizes. The
first, a beautiful iced cake, was
awarded to Miss Ray Solomon and
Master Siegfried Goodman, and the
second, which was a two-pound box of
Lowney, to Miss Bessie Bridgers and
Master Will Gore.
After the cake walk was aver. Prof.
Miller's band furnished music and a
ceneral dance triven. participated in by
many of the visitors. This occasion
probably closes the social life of the
Sea Shore hotel for this summer, which
Tifl Tar suroassd. both in attendance
and pleasure, that of any preceding
The hotel will close on Tuesday next.
Excursion From Western North
Sheriff r. R- Julian, of Salisbury,
brought in another excursion last night
from points on the Southern railway.
It left Marion and came by Mocks ville
and Winston, arriving here last night
at 8.40 o'clock. The train consisted of
seven coaches, and it brought 300 peo
ple. This is the first trip to Wilming
ton for most of the party.
The excursionists will take a trip to
day on. the steamer Wilmington to
Carolina Beach, Southport and out
to sea. The steamer will leave her
wharf at 9.15 p. m. and will get back
to the city at 5 p. m. This will afford
a good opportunity for the city people
to also take in the trip to sea-
Tonight many of the excursionists
will go to Wrightsville Beach and to
morrow the party will spend the day
there. They will come up to the city in
the Elternoon and leave Front street
station at 8 p. m. on the return trip.
Planked Down the Gold
Joe Parker and C. E. Parker, young
white men. were arested last night by
Deputy "Sheriff M 111 is on a capias from
Burgaw. They were wanted ior iorci
ble trespass and rather than spend
the night in jail, they left $100 in gold
with Jailer Millis as security.
Returns from 223 towns In Vermont
ehow a republican loss of 9 per cent.
And a democratic gain of 13 per cent.
The Board ft Audit and Finance Con
curs in the Appropriation of $1G,000
for the Completion, of the Street-..
Ihe board of aduit and finance met
yesierday at 3 p. m. In the absence
of the chairman, Mr. H. C. McQueen,
Mr. C. W. Yates acted as cha..man.
The members present were Messrs.
Yates, Wilder, Riach and Mo N air.
The principal business txlore the
board was the consideration of the ac- j
tion of the board of aid" n In ap
propriating $16,000 additi. for the
permanent Improvement of streets.
Alderman J. A. Taylor was in at
tendance, and as acting chairman of
the committee on streets and wharfs,
laid before the board the reasons why
the board should concur in the action
of the board of aldermen in making the
additional appropriation. He said be
fore the board that it would be in the
line of economy to appropriate the $16.
000 to complete the improvements in
stead of appropriating $5,000.
Mr. Riach inquired if it would not be
cheaper to let the streets improvements
out by contract, but Alderman Taylor
said the former attempts were dismal
failures and were extravagant luxuries
to the city.
In answer to questions, he said the
carts were now hauling from 1,600 to
1,800 pounds of rock at each load. He
said that up to date 11 ,535 tons of
rock have . been placed upon the
streets and the rock had cost not ex
ceeding $1.60 per ton. Alderman Tay
lor stated that The appropriation ask
ed for, was for the completion of the
streets already under improvement,
and he thought the work should be
done at a cheaper rate than heretofore.
He went on to say that to appropriate
$3,000 for the work was extravagance,
wihle to appropriate $16,000 to finish up
the work was economy.
The folowing petition was read:
Wilmington, N. C, September 3.
To the Honorable Board of Audit and
Finance, Wilmington, X. C, Greet
ings: We the undersigned merchants and
tax payers of Wilmington desire to
convery to you an expression of our
appreciation of the economical, pains
taking, and most commendable prog
ress made by our incorruptible com
mittee of streets and wharves in the
permanent betterment of our public
thoroughfares during the past twelve
months which surpasses any other
work of its kind in the history of our
city. We recommend as tax payers
for the general welfare that further
appropriations of public funds be made
for the completion of present plans,
the lack of which would leave several
streets in an unfinished and impassable
condition, it 'being understood that the
health of our inhabitants will not be
endangered by the completion of the
work in question.
Cooper & Cooper Co.,The Sneed Co.,
Robert R. 'Bellamy, W. CM. Cumming
E. Warren & Son, I. L. Greenwald
Chas. !M. Whitlock, Geo. Harnett,
T. J. Wright & Son. O. P. Cazaux.
The A. David Co., R. F. Hamme,
iN. iM. McEachern, I. Shrier,
Geo. W. Huggins, J. H. Bunting,
V. E. Zoeller & Co. Andrew Smith,
E. Payson Willard, P. Pearsall,
N. Jacobl Hdw. Co., G. J. Boney,
William H. Green. S. Carpenter,
R. Moore Son & C. M. J. Corbett,
Chesnutt & Barrentine, R. C. DeRosset,
Alex. Sprunt & Son., W. A. Williams,
F. E. Hashagen, Peterson & Rulfs
Hall & Pearsall, A. Shrier,
W. E. Perdew, A. D. Brown,
I heartily concur in the words of
commendation above, and am in favor
of the continuance of the work even
if bonds have to toe issued but I be
lieve money can be raised if the work
is put out under contract. You have
only to Observe the street force half
hour to "be convinced of this fact.
J. C. STEVENSON.
After discussing the matter the board
concurred in the action of the board
of aldermen in making the appropria
tion. Messrs. Wilder, Riach and Mc
Nair voted to concur, but Mr. .Yates,
who was opposed, did not vote.
After discussing the matter fully the
board concurred in the appropriation.
The board refused to concur in the
action of the board of aldermen in
awarding $25 to Policeman C. B. Bur
nett for detecting James Judge in
sending1 in a false alarm' of fire, on the
ground that he was a policeman on
duty at the time.
Bills for current expenses were ap
proved, after which the board adjourn-
Fnneral of Mrs. D. C. Clark
The sad funeral services over the re
mains -of Mrs. David C. Clark, whose
untimely death was chronicled in yes
terdey's paper, was held yesterday
morning at the residence, 218 North
Second street, at 10 o'clock.
A very large number of saddened
friends and acquaintances were pres
ent, showing the universal esteem felt
for her, though in our midst such a
short time. The bereaved husband and
family received the sincere sympathy
of the entire community.
The services were conducted by Rev.
A. D. McClue, of SL Andrew's Presby
terian church, and the hymns were
rendered by a choir, composed of Mrs.
W. L. Iatta. Mrs. E. G. Woody, Mr.
C. H. Cooper and Mr. H. K. Holden.
The interment was at Oak dale and
the grave was covered with many
beautiful floral offerings.
The pallbearers were: Jos. Yates, G.
A. Caldwell, H. Lacy "Hunt, M. Cron
ly, Victor Grainger and E. K. Bryan,
Charged With Criminal Assault
Deputy Sheriff J. E. Maultsby, of Co
lumbus county, was in the city yester
day. He had with, him a negro man
charged with the attempt to commit
rape and he remained in Wilmington
during the night for safe keeping. The
crime which the prisoner is charged
occurred some months ago in Bruns
wick county and he has been in hiding
since then until recently captured in
Columbus county, and now Deputy
Sheriff Maultsby is on his way io
Southport with him to stand trial.
They will leave on this morning's
First Cargo of American Coal for a
The British steamer Strathford. Cap
tain Forsyth, which came up to Wil
mington on Sunday; last, consigned to
Hedde & Co., with a cargo of kainit for
the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.,
will discharge and then proceed to
Norfolk; where it will take on a cargo
of the famous Pocahontas coal for Ja
pan. This coal is for the Jauanese
government, and is the first American
coal to be exported to Japan. . It
is probably the opening of a gigantic
trade with the people of the far east.
To assist digestion, relieve distress
after eating or drinking too heartily,
to prevent constipation, take
Sold everywhere. 25 cents.
AN OLD FIRM DISSOLVES.
THE COPARTNERSHIP- Or HOLMES &
It Existed for Twenty-One Yean Mr.
Joseph II. Watter Will Go Into the
Wholesale Grocery Business on the
Wharf "The Holmes Grocery Com
pany" to Be Incorporated.
In the advertising columns of The
Messenger this morning notice is given
of the dissolution of the partnership
heretofore existing between Mssrs.
Gabriel Holmes and Jos. H. Watters,
who have been doing a retail and
wholesale grocery business at Xos. 6
and 8 North Front street. Mr. Jos. II.
Watters has sold and conveyed all of !
his interest in the coportnership to Mr.
Gabriel Holmes, who has assumed and
will pay all of the debts and liabilities
of the Arm.
In accordance with the terms of the
dissolution, Mr. Gabriel Holmes, re
tains the stock of groceries and will
continue the business at the old
stand. Xos. 6 and 8 North Front street.
He also purchases Mr. Watters' Inter
est in the lot and one-story brick build
ing fronting ti feet on Front street,
which has been occupied by their store,
and also his interest in the house and
lot on the northeast corner of Tenth
and Market rtr-f-t?. th lnt fmntinw
23 feet on Market street and running j
back laO reet. The deeds transferring
the Interest in property from Mr. Wat
ters and his wife, Mrs. Annie E. Wat
ters, to Mr. Holmes was filed yesterday
in the office of the register of deeds.
The consideration for the two places
of property was $6,000. The store
building was purchased by .Messrs
Holmes & Watters from Mrs. Fannie
G.. Polock, of New York, the deed for
which is under date of May 27, 1S92.
Mr. Watters withdraws from the
firm, and will go into the wholesale
grocery business October 1st, at Nos.
220 and 222 .North Water street, occu
pied for some time by Mr. S. P. Mc
Nair's wholesale grocery, which is to
be removed to the building formerly
occupied as the general offices of the
Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley railroad
Messrs. Holmes & Watters have been
doing business together for twenty
one years, and have been one of Wil
mington's most successful business
THE HOLMES GROCERY COMPANY
Application was filed yesterday in
the office of Colonel Jno. D. Taylor,
clerk of the superior court of New
Hanover county, for the formation of
a corporation to be named and styled
"the Holmes Grocery Company." The
incorporators are Msssrs. Gabriel
Holmes, Robert Lee Holmes and John
S. Armstrong. The business to be con
ducted by the corporation is described
as a "general retail and wholesale gro
cery, ana to ouy and sell all kinds of
goods, wares, merchandise and pro
ducts of the soil whatsoever." The
principal place of business is in Wil
mington and the right is given to es
tablish branches in such other places
and locations as the corporation sees
necessary and proper. The existence
of the corporation is for a term "of 30
years. The capital stock is $40,000, di
vided in 400 shares of the par
value of $$100 each, with the privilege
of increasing it to not exceeding $100,
000, similarly divided. Provision is
made that the stockholders shall not
be individually liable for the debts,
contracts or obligations of the corpora
tion, and the stock is non-assessible.
THE CITY HOSPITAL.
Sixty-Five Patients Have Been Treated
During the Month ot Antnist-Forty-Four
Patients Were Admitted Dur
ing the Past Mouth. '
The board of city hospital managers
held its regular monthly meeting yes
terday afternoon at the court house. It
is composed of three members of the
board of county commissioners and two
members of the board of aldermen.
There were present at the meeting
Chairman McEachern ' and Commis
sioner Montgomery, of the former
board, and Alderman Springer of the
; latter board Dr. W. W. Lane, physi
cian in charge of the hospital, was
The board audited and approved the
accounts for the maintenance of the
hospital during the month of August,
and received the report of Dr. Lane
for that month.
Dr. Lane's report shows that during
the month there were tieated at the
hospital 65 patients of whom 44 were
admitted during August. The number
of patients and their sex and color
were as follows:
White males 20. of whom 11 were
sent ini by the city, 5 by the county,
and 4 were pay patients.
White females 17. of whom 8 were
sent in by the city, 4 by the county,
and 5 "were pay. patients.
Colored males 21, of whom 19 were
sent in by the city, 1 by the county
and 1 was a pay patient.
Colored females 7, all of whom were
sent in by the city.
Of the total number of 65 patients
45 were sent in by the city, 10 by the
county, and 10 were pay patients.
Of the 65 patients 31 remained over
on the 31st of July and 44 were ad
mitted during the month of August.
During August 39 patients were dis
charged and two died, leaving 24 in the
hospital on the 31st of August.
The ten pay patients were treated 140
days, and the 55 charity patients were
treated 577 days. Total number of days
treatment was given 717.
The number of days rations were fur
nished as follows:. Pay patients, 140;
charity patients, 577, employes 434.
The average cost of furnishing meals
per day was 14 cents for each patient.
The following were the receipts at
the hospital during August: From the
county, $250; -from the city, $166.66;
from pay patients, $135.89; from pre
scriptions, $45.42. Total receipts, $598,
17. Expenses $489.95, leaving $108.22
over and above expenses.
The Lost is Found
Lieutenant Fred P. Stopper, of the
police force '.received a letter yesterday
from his brother Mr. Thomas E. Skip
per, of New York, stating that his son,
air. John Skipper, has returned home
safe' and sound after ft disappearance
of more than four years. When about
to attain his majority young Mr. Skip
per suddenly disappeared on the 8th of
February, 1896, and no trace of htm
could be had. The whole city was
searched over, the morgue was watch
ed, and nothing was left undone by his
parents to get on track of their son. It
can be Imagined how rejoiced they are,
after having been terribly distressed
thse four years or more It is not
known why the young mait left home
unless- he joined some of the many fili
bustering expeditions which left New
York for Cuba.
Township Sundav School Convention
The Thursday Night's Banquet
Negroes Still Mlgratiuc Northward.
Good Tobacco Break Jitters F.-o.u
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Goldsboro, X. C, September 4.
The township Sunaay school conven
tion, Geo. S. Pritchard, president,
meets at St. Paul's church Wednesday
afternoon and night. Sunday school
workers and those Interested are asked
to lend their presence.
Mica No. 1 of Wiiaiington.
is in the city on a' visit to Miss Daisy
Members of the Junior Order United
American Mechanics, Goldsboro coun
cil, will meet at their hall In this city
Thursday evening, September 6th,
promptly at 8 o'clock, and march In a
body to the First Baptist church
where an address will be delivered by
the IUfV. Mr. Reddish, of Wilson. From
the church the order will proceed to
the hall in the Law building, where
refreshments will be served. The fol
lowing will respond at the banquet:
C. J. Riyenbark, (toast master.)
"Is There Any Virtue in Assembling
Together for Pleasure?"
.Mayor Jos. E. Peterson "Should the
Immigration to this Country be Re
stricted?" H. B. Parker, Jr. "The Bible and the
Geo. E. Hood "Patriotism."
Misses Nina, Neil and Ada Barnes,
of Brunswick, Ga., daughters of James
Barnes, are on a isit here to their
uncie, Chas. J. Barnes.
Superior court for Wayne convenes
in this city Monday next.
Of the large number of negroes who
left here yesterday on an excursion to
Norfolk, it is said about 100 of them
will not return to the state. There is
no better place than North Carolina
for an industrious, well-behaved ne
gro, but it is a blessing to be rid of
the trifling, worthless sort, some of
whom we yet have with us.
There was considerable cotton on
the market today, price 9 cents.
There were quite good breaks of to
bacco today. One warehouse alone had
30,000 or more pounds. Prices paid were
very satisfactory to growers and specu
lators. A Mr., Fields .sold his barn of
the weed at an average of 9i cents
per pound, and expressed himself well
The public have become a little
wearied over the apparent delay in the
Tom Smith case. (This is the Johnson
county murderer twice convicted of
murdering young Cawthorn, of John
son county.) Colonel Thos. M. Argo,
counsel for Smith, has asked for a
certified copy of the .indictment and
judgement and it is thought the gov
ernor will soon pass on the matter.
Hugh Broadhurst is at Chapel Hill
to resume his studies at the university.
Professor Edgar Broadhurst left to
day for Greensboro, where he goes to
enter upon his duties as principal in
the graded school.
The remains of Mrs. W. T. Cox were
Interred at the family burying ground,
about seven miles distant, today. Mrs.
Cox died yesterday after a lingering
Illness, aged about 70 years.
Alvin Schwab . left yesterday to en
ter Massey s business college, Rich
George Dewey, Tom Dewey, Paul
Yelverton, Paul Borden and Willie
Best are en route to the Virginia mill
Captain C. J. Griswold is in receipt of
a letter from Captain J. W. Gulick,
dated Gubot, P. I., July 23rd. Gu
lick is a native of this city, and is
in charge of a company who are doing
garrison duty at that port. He speaks
of an occasional scrap with insurgents,
but says they have no recognized lead
er. He thinks the war about over.
while ex-Sheriff D. A. Grantham is
in receipt of a letter dated July lot!:,
written at Legraspi, from his son, Cor
poral Frank Grantham, who holds t6
the opinion that the war has just be
gun. His company, he says, has had
several engagements, but only four
have been killed and sixteen wound
ed. Just previous to his letter four
of his company, accompanied by two
natives, were sent out to cut grass
for the ponies. They were fired on
from ambush. Two of the soldiers were
wounded. One escaped to the barracks.
while the other was left behind. A
searching party found him with his
ears cut off and his body horribly
mutilated. The bandits were chased
and a number of them captured, among
the number the fellow who had the
ears of their comrade in his pocket.
This one very naturally escaped.
Annie Dove Denmark returned to
day from an extended visit to Raleigh.
Geo. P. Brttt is quite sick.
Miss Sallie Stevens Is critically ill.
It Is not thought she will recover.
The following cotton weighers have
given bond: W. G. Collier, G. S. Parks,
G. J. Yelverton, Goldsboro; B. G.
G. .Herbert Smith, of Wilmington,
spent a few hours in town today en
route to points on the Southern.
Mrs. John Dunn, of New Bern, and
Mrs Canfleld, of Snow Hill, the latter
en route to Washington, D. C, were
guests at the Kennon.
The Presbyterian church has given
their pastor, the Rev. F. W. Fairies,
a few weeks vacation at Beaufort,
the church defraying the expense. Mr.
Fairies Is much beloved by his people,
In fact by Goldsboro people generally.
He takes .very little time from his
Ground was broken today for the
Atlantic and North Carolina storage
warehouse. President Jas. A. Bryan
was present. The work will be push
ed right ahead.
A special train from New Bern with
105 passengers came In over the At
lantic and North Carolina this morn
Ing, connecting with the Southern
railway excursion train for As ne vine
J. D. Grimesley, of Snow Hill, pass
ed through today for Oxford, accom
panied by his little daughter, Wilie,
and his sister. Miss Alice Grimesley.
Miss Naomi Prince today for
Palmyra, where she will open her
Rev. Frank M. Royal 1 and wife ar
rived this afternoon and will visit Mrs
J. B. Exum, a sister of Mr. Royall, at
Major W. T. Hollowell has returned
from Detroit where he attended a
meeting of the Grand Keepers of
Record and Seals of the order of
Knights of Pythias. The major reports
a pleasant time and that the west la
very strong for Bryan.
W. T. Harrison will erect a residence
on John, between Chesnut and Spruce
streets. Preparatory work has be
Miss Norma Northam, of Wilming
ton, arrived last night on a visit to
Miss Julia Howell.
Jet Albright is now confined in a
steel cell. He came near escaping
jail last evening.
W. H. McMullen, of Faison, W. A.
Maer, of Beaufort, D. R. Foster. T. A.
Shepard and W. F. Grant, of Wilming
ton, were ax the Hotel Kennon today.
Mr. T. W. Andrews, of Charlotte,
was among last evening's arivals in
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Wilmington. September 5.
Receipts of cotton today 1,344 bales.
Receipts same day last year 364
This season's receipts to date 3,135
Receipts to same date year
The quotations pocted ai ' o'clock
today at the exchange.
Ordinary 6 15-16
Good ordinary 8 5-16
Low middling S 15-16
Good middling 9 11-16
Sam? day last year 5vc
SPIRITS TURPENTINE Dull;
ROSIN Nohting doing.
TAR Firm at 51.40.
CRUDE TURPENTINE Steady at
Prices same day last year Spirits
turpentine 43; c and 43 Vic; rosin 90c
and 95c; tar $1.30; crude turpentin
Receipts today 124 casks of spirits
turpentine, 21S barrels rosin, 56 barrels
tar, 127 barrels crude turpentine.
Receipts same day last year 103
casks of spirits turpentine, 240 barrels
rosin, 111 barrels tar, 41 barrels crude
SALT. 10''3, 48r; 125's, 58Hc; lCs.
84c; 200's, 99c; 2008. F. F.. $1.30.; in 1
than car load lots.
DRY SALTED SIDES 7 to 7C
BUTTER. 24 to 26c.
COFFEE 10 to llttc.
BAGGING. 2 lb. basis. ii 10 8c
COTTON TIES. J1.40 to 11.50.
FLOUR Straights $4.00; 2nd patenU
$4.25; full $4.50.
MOLASSES. S. House, 15c; New
Orieans Brights, 23 to 25c; Porto Rico.
30 to 35c; Cuba, 28 to 31c
SUGAR Granulated $6.25; W. X. C,
No. 5 $5.80: No. 9 $5.50; No. 11 $5.45.
PEANUTS. North Carolina, fancy.
55 to 60c; prime 50 to 55c; Virginia 45
to 50s; Spanish SO to Soc
CORN 60 to 62c.
CORN MEAL 56c
N. C. BACON. Hams, 12c, sKouliers.
Stc; sides, 10c.
CHICKENS Firm; spring 8 to lbc
hei.s, 22 to 27c; roosters 20c.
EGGS Firm at 16c.
SHINGLES Per 1.000. 5 Inch saps.
$1.60; 5 inch hearts, $2.25; 6 Inch saps.
$2.50; 6 inch hearts $3.50.
Per M feet Shipping $8.00 9.00
Mill, prime 6.50 7.60
Mill, fair 5.00 6.00
Common Mill 4.00 5.00
Inferior to ordinary 3.50 4.50
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
New York, September 5. Money on
call easy at 1U1 per cent. Prime
mercantile paper 45 per cent. Sterl
ing exchange soft with tactual business
in bankers' bills at 4.874.87 for
demand and at 4.834.84 for sixty
days; posted rates 4.85 and 4.88 com
mercial bills at 4.834.S3; bar sil
ver 62; silver certificates 6060.
Mexican dollars 48. Government
bonds strong; state bonds inactive;
railroad bonds irregular.
Liverpool. September 5, 4 p. m. Cot
ton: Spott increased demand, prices
higher. American middling fair 6d;
good middling 6 7-32d; middling 6 5-32d;
low middling 6 l-32d; good ordinary
5d; ordinary 5 5-16d. The sales of
the day were 15,000 bales, of which
1,000 were for speculation and export
and included 12,100 bales American.
Futufc-es opened steady and closed
steady. American mldliug L. M. C:
September 6 56-64d sellers; September
and October 5d buyers; October and
November 5 l-64d5 2-64d buyers; No
vember and December 4 57-64d buyers;
December and January 4 52-64d4 53-
64d buyers; January and February 4
50-64d value; February and March 4
47-64d4 48-64d buyers; March and
April 4 45-64d value; April and May 4
43-64d4 44-64d buyers, May and June
4 42-64d4 43-64d buyers.
alveGston firm at 9 7-16c; net receipts
Norfolk steady at 9c; net receipts
Baltimore nominal at 95ic.
Boston stead v a.t 954c.
Wilmington firm at 9c; net receipts
Philadelphia very firm at 10c; net
receipts 110 bales.
Savannah firm at 9c; net receipts
New Orleans firm at 9 13-16c; net re-
celDts 1.300 bales.
Mobile nmlnal at 9c; net receipts 7
Memphis steady at 9 5 -16c; net re
ceipts 45 Dales.
Augusta steady at 9 ll-16c; net re
ceipts i,zi3 Dales.
Charleston firm at 9 Vic; net receipts
Cincinnati dull at 9c.
Louisville firm at 9$4c
St. Louis quiet at 9 3-1 6c; et receipts
Houston steady at 9c; net receipts
THE NEW YORK MARKET.
New York, September 5. Cotton
steady at 9c; gross receipts 1,409
Dales; sales 50 bales; stock 27,951 bales;
exports to continent 851 bales.
Total today Net receipts L174 bales;
exports to Great Britain 106 bales; con
tinent 3,101 bales: stock 104.935 bales.
Consolidated Net receipts 33.863
bales; exports to Great Britain 8.355
bales; continent 4J94 bales.
Total dnce September 1. Net re
ceipts 33,863 bales; exports to Great
Britain 8,355 bales; continent 4,194
Futures closed firm: September 9.17:
October 9.04; November 8.89; December
s.S5; January 8.83; February 8.80:
March 8.82; April 8.82; May 8.83; June
8.83; jury 8.84.
Spot cotton closed steady at Kc ad
vance; miaouing uplands 9c; middling
feUir lOftc; Bales 50 bales.
;Ka1N AND PROVISION MARKET
Chicago. September 5.-Th leading
futures were as folows:
open. Hu.. - -
Oct 74H 74H 3H 1
Sep 334 33 tt
Oct 37 3SH
Nov 35 36H 35
Sep 21 21H SO- 2
Oct 21V1 21H 21H -1
Nov 21 21S 21H
Meaa uork. per bbL
SeD 10.95 10.93 10,90 10.90
Oct 11.07H ll-07Vi 10.97H 11.00
Jan 11.2TH 11.2 H 11.20 11.ru
Lard. pr 100 lbs.
Sep 6.T0 6.72H 670 S.72'
Oct 6. SO 6. SO 6.70 6..
Jan 6-57H 6.60 6.50 6.55
Short rib, per 100 lb
Sep 7.1 .33i .30
Oct 7.12V .10 -10
Jan 5.9 5.9a 5-5 Va 5.90
raah n notations were as follows:
immir oulet and unchanged; No. 1
spring wheat 69S73c; No. 2 red 7SVc;
No. 2 corn 39U039Hc; No. 2 yellow
39Vic; No. 2 oats 2ie21Hc: No. 2 whlt
23ViG24V4c; No. 3 white 22iC24Uc; No.
2 rye 53c; mess pork per barrel J10.9jG
11.00; lard per 100 pounds $6.72VsC.K24:
short ribs sides (loose) $7.1567.45: dry
salted shoulders (boxed) 6.374Gf2H:
short clear sides ( boxed) .wwj.
New York, September 5. FLOUR A
trifle easier, especially on spring pat
ents, which were shaded to encourage
business. Minnesota patent J4.w-4-j.
WHEAT Snof steady: No. 2 red S0cw
options opened steady o t talk of con
tinental acceptances but immediately
wakened under liquidation inspired
by lower cabea, large spring wheat re
crints and fareiim sell inc. A late rally
on covering and big export demand
closed the market firm at a partial
net decline. May closed S3 Vic; Decem
ber closed SO&c.
CORN Spot easy; No. 2 45V;c; op
liona Tvr iw&k most of the day. ow
ing to active liquidation supplemented
by favorable weather. weaK caDiesana
the dron In wheat. Itailvlnsr Anally on
covering and export business, it clotsed
firm at Uc net advance. May closed
40c; December closed 40c.
OATS Spot weak: No. 2oc; options.
dull and easier.
LARD Easy: weatm steeamed J7.10:
September closed 7.01 -2, nominal. Re
PORK Quiet; Jl2.00S13.2o.
COTTON SEED OIL.--Steady : high.
ocean freights check export business in
forward delivery. lTlme" summer yel
low 33V234c, spot; off summer yellow
3333c; prime . winter yellow 3S0
SS&c; prime white 34Q34tc; prime
SUGAR Raw strons:: fair refining
4Vic; centrifugal 96 test 4 15-16c; re
BUTTER Steady: creamery
22c; factory 1417c.
CIIEESE Firm; large white 10lc;
large colored 10c.
EGGS Firm; state and fennsylva
nit 1619c; regular packing at mark
POTATOES Quiet; Jersey J1.25
1.75; Jersey sweets $3.2503.50.
PEANUTS Quiet; fancy hand-picked
4c; other domestic 2V4J4c.
CABBAGE Dull ; Long island pr
New York Spirits turpentine steady.
Savannah SDlrits turpentine firm at
34c; receipts 1,131 casks; sales 1,521
casks; exports 25 casks. Rosin firm;
receipts 2,352 barrels; sales 3.541 bar
rels; exports 2,985 barrels. Quote: A.
B. C. D., 31.40; E., $1.45; F., 31.50; G.,
3L55; H., 31.55; I.. 31.55; K., $1.60; M..
$1.65; .NV $1.85; Window Glass $2.05;
Water White $2.40.
Charleston Spirits turpentine noth
ing doing. Rosin steady and un
PEi:OSAI. M KN I ION.
Mr. J. H. Carter, of Clarkton, was
here yesterday and left last nirht for
Wilson to visit his brother, Mr. W.
We regret to learn that J. O. Carr,
Esq., of this city, who has typhoid
fever at the home of his father at
Xenla, Duplin county, is quite low.
Sheriff F. W. Hagett, of Jackson
ville, was in the city yesterday. He
and Mr. Frank Mills, left last night,
for Richmond, on business.
.Miss Eva Brantley, of Cheraw, S.
C, is here on a visit to Mrs. C. G.
T'tf'tr f f ten IImntli. 4- V. XI- .
W. T. Brantley, Is here making buslnes
Mr. D. iM. Flynn, of "Phoenix, Fla..
a North Carolinian now interested in
the naval stores business in Florida
was in the city yesterday and gave
The Messenger the pleasure of a call.
Mr. J. W; Sidberry, of Onslow coun
ty, is here He says there will be a
three-fourths crop of Spanish peanuts.
about 65 per cent, of a crop of North
of South Carolina's.
IXQUE5JT OVER JIM MOORE
The Verdict by the Jury Spencer Still
The inquest over the xemains of the
negro Jim Moore, who was killed MCa-
day night on Wrightsville sound; by
Morgan Spencer, both colored boys,
was held yesterday. The coroner. Dr.
Price, being out of the city. Dr. W. W.
Harrlss, was J. H. Hanby, foreman.)
went down to the sound and viewed
the body. The Jury, as drawn by Dr.
Harries, was Jo H. Hanby. (foreman),
W. G. Dezor. J. F. Ward. O. 1L Marsh
burn, E. G. Conway, and J. W. Telfair.
After examining the witnesses and
hearing the testimony, the jury agreed
upon the verdict that Jii Moore came
to his death by the careless, reckless
and Indifferent use of a pistol In the
hands of Morgan Spencer
Spencer has not as yet been captur
ed, but it ia understood that Mr. Mars
den Bellamy, by whom he was employ
ed, as butler, has promised to produce
him this morning, when he will be
The Crops la Onslow
Mr. O. R. CoweiU of Onslow county.
the city. He says the Onslow people
have nof had a good rain since Au
cniet 9tvY and that the croDS are burn.
ed up. He says a half crop' all round
will be a good average ior ail kinds
of products. The wells have gone dry,
and New River swamp, which is sel
dom dry. Is down to hard mud.
Mr. J. W. Sidberry, of Sloop Point, is
in the city. He says the effects of the
drought has been fearful. He says the
w vm V?
three-fourths, the panut about 65 per
woi. ii&iiua. peanut wi per cent.