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THjfi WlLlMLN GTON MESEXGEl. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 1900.
8 A VENERABLE MAN AT REST 3Ir. Ira Skipper Passed Avay Yester day Morning lie Served Continually More Than Fifty Tears With W. fc AY. Railroad Company. One by one the old landmarks of Wil mington are passing from our midst. Though his death has been expected as a matter of course, it is with sincere regret that The Messenger chronicles the death of Mr. Ira Skipper, one cf Wilmington's oldest and most highly respected citizens. lie departed this life yesterday morning at 7 o'clock at his home. 312 Campbell street. He na3 been In bad health for some time but up to yesterday a 'week ago he was able to be up and about. His serious illnes3 has been for about a week, and the end comes more as a result of the Infirmities of age than anything else. Mr. Skipper was born in Bladen coun ty and was in the 81st year of his age, having been born June , lsu. He re moved to Wilmington in 1847, and since that period has made his home in Wilmington. Since 1843 he has been continuously in the employ of the Wil mington and We Id on railroad com ranv. having served with faithfulness for fifty-one years since last July. For many years he was car inspector but for the past five years, owing to his advanced age. he has been day watch man In the yards. He was a thor oughgoing man all his life, and per formed his duty with fidelity, gaining the confidence of his employers and winning the respect of all who knew him. Mr. Skipper has been married twice, hi3 first wife, who died many years ago. having been Miss Sarah J. Mul ford. of Bladen county. His second wife was Mrs. Lucy HInes. of Duplin county, who survives him. He leaves five children. Lieutenant Fred T. Skip per, of the Wilmington police force, Mr. Thomas E. Skipper, of New York o.ltv. Mrs. T. McEachern. of this city, Mrs. Ellen Linkhaw. of Lumberton, and Miss Havallah Skipp.. of Wil mington. Mr. Thomas E. Skipper was telegraphed the sad news of his fath er's death and he is expected here this evening. The deceased was a consistent a.nd faithful member of St. Andrew's Pres byterian church, and the funeral will take dace there at 10 o'clock tomor row, having been postponed so Mr. Thos. E. Skipper could reach here. The interment will be made at Bellevue cemetery. FOR THE FLOOD SUFFERERS. Mr. William NIeslIe Starts a Subscrip tion for the SulTerers From the Awful Catastrophe In Galveston The Odd Fellows Take Action. Mr. William Niestlie. the kind heart ed druggist, on yesterday left with the Messenger $2 for the benefit of the Galveston sufferers. No fund has been started here for this purpose, but knowing that it would be necessary to help the survivors, he comes In before an appeal 13 made. The sufferings of the people of Gal veston and a large portion of Texas through which the great West Indian hurricane passed, destroying thousands of lives and devastating millions- of dollars worth of property, are appall ing. Thousands of people have been left penniless, many of them having at a moments notice been reduced from affluence to absolute want and beg gary. The heart of the world will not only be touched with sympathy for the Texas people In. their calamity but in their distress and woe and want they should have bestowed upon them without delay the liberality of well-to-tlo people everywhere. As Mr. Nlestlie has been so kind as to start the good work, and this is not the first time he has been first in good works. The Messenger will receive and forward such donations as may be sent to us from people in the city and else where in the state. We take It, that no appeal is neces sary in the face of the overwhelming disaster that has befallen our own peo ple. Quick to respond to the cry of dis tress. Cape Fear Lodge, No. 2, I. O. O. F., fit its regular meeting held last night, donated twenty-five dollars to the suffering Odd Fellows of Galveston, Texas. Obsequies of Mr. Horace H. Munson The funeral of the lamented Mr. Horace H. Munson, who departed this life on Sunday at 8.30 p. m. took place yesterday at 11 a. m. from the resi dence, 319 Walnut sltreet. His son, Mr. Jno. B. Munson, of New York, ar rived In time to be present with the rest of. the family on this sad occa sion. There was a large attendance of sympathizing friends, including a full attendance of St. John's Lodge, No. 1, A. F. &. M., Wilmington Lodge, No. 319, and Orient Lodge, No. 395, Mr. Munson having been a member of the former lodge for years. The services were impressively con ducted by theRev. A. D. McClure, pastor of St. Vndrews Presbyterian church, and the. Yinging was by a choir composed of Mr, IW. L. Latta, soprano; Mrs. E. G. Wt ay, contralto; Mr. C. H. Cooper, teno' ?',ani Mr. H. K. Hold en, bass. Thei? following hyms were beautifully and touchihgly sung: "Abide With Me;" "We May Not Climb the Heavenly Steeps." From the residence a large concourse of friends, with the Masonic bodies in charge of Mr. R. C. Cantwell as mar shal, moved to Oakdaie cemetery where the services were concluded at the grave with Masonic honors, conducted by Ir. W. E. Storm. Worshipful Mas ter of St. John's Lodge. "Asleep in Jesus," was tenderly, sung by a quar tette composed of Miss Mafttie Home, as soprano; Mr. Charles McMillen. al to; Mr. C. H. Cooper, tenor, and Mr. H. K. Holden as bass. The remains were sorrowfully de posited in the tomb, and the grave was covered with many beautiful floral de signs as a tribute of respect and love. The following were the pallbearers; Honorary Mr. B. G. Worth, Mr. Richard J. Jones, Col. Jno.D. Taylor, and Dr. George Gillette Thomas. Active Dr. J. E. Matthews. Col. W. It. Kenan, and Messrs. E. S. Martin, J. C. Munds. M. S. Willard, W. H. Chad bourn, Jesse Wilder and Samuel Northrop. Use Allen's Foot-Ease In Your Shoes A lady writes: "I shake Allen's Foot Ease into my gloves and rub a little on my hands. It saves my gloves by absorbing persporation. - It is a most dainty toilet powder." We invite the attention of physicians and nurses to the absolute purity of Allen's Foot Ease. Dr. W. C. Abbott, editor of the Chicago Clinic, says: "It is a grand preparation;; I -am using it constantly in my practice." All drug and s'ioe stores sell it, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Address Allen g. Olmsted. Le Roy.N.Y. THE GALVESTON HORROR WILMINGTON MAKES DONATION FOR THE SUFFERERS The Board of Aldermen Appropriates S500, and Tenders Condolence t the Stricken City Private Subscriptions to the Relief Fund Mr. A-idrew Smith Gives KlOO-The Teh trraph Companies Offer Free Service. The people of Wilmington have been appalled at the indescribable calamity that has befallen the city of Galveston through the .visitation of the awful West India hurricane that swept over that city a few dayd ago, destroying 2.000 lives or more and devastating property valued up into th- millions. The terrible sufferings in that unfortu nate city can hardly be realized, but the awful news from ther has arous ed the universal sympathy of our peo ple. AID FOR THE SUFFERERS. The Messenger mentioned yesterday that Mr. William 'Xeistlie. the drug gist, had sent, a contribution for the suffierurs at Oa'.veston. and we an nounced that with him heading the list The Messenger would receive and forward donations from our people and others any where in North Carolina who desired to make subscriptions. Yesterday we received $27 from the following: Captain J. T. Harper, $5; cash $15; cash $2; W. M. Cummin?, $5. A HUNDRED DOLLAR SUBBSCRIP TION. 'Mr. Andrew Smith th? wtJl known real estate agent, and one of Wilming ton's most liberal he.irted business men, informs The "Messenger that he will make a canvass oi the city today for the purpose of raising a fund for the relief of Galveston. He proposes to head the list with one hundred ($100) dollars, and it is hoped the good people of 'Wilmington will add liberally to his fund. Mr. Smith is a man of kindly, sympathetic and generous heart, as shown by nis subscription, and he will work dilligently In this good cause. The Messenger bespeaks for him the utmost success. THE CITY SUBSCRIBES FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. In view of the awful catastrophe at Galveston, Mayor pro tern W. E. Springer, in the absence of Mayor Waddell issued a call yesterday for a special meeting of the board of al dermen. The board met at 3:30 p. m. with Aldermen Springer, Spencer, Tay lor, Haraby, Littleton and West in at tendance. Acting Mayor Springer stated that on account of the overwhelming ca lamity at Galveeton, this meeting had been called for the purpose of consid ering the propriety of making an ap propriation commensurate with the city's ability for the benefit of the suffering inhabitants of Galveston. He stated that other cities were taking prompt action, and Wfl mingon should not 'be behind in this matter, -when it is nad in mind that when calamities were visited upon our city in the past aid "was promptly forthcoming for the relief of our peo ple. Alderman Hanby said lie was heart ily in favor cf making a liberal appro priation, and upon motion of himself and Alderman Taylor, the board unan imously appropriated five hundred ($500) dollars for the sufTers. On motion of Alderman Taylor City Clerk and Treasurer B. !F. King was ordered, after concurrence toy the board of audit and finance, to transmit the amount at once "to the mayor of Galveston together with a letter of condolence with the Texas city in its distressing experience. The board then adjourned. FREE TRANSMISSION OF MONEY AND MESSAGES. Mr. John Frank; manager of the Western Union telegraph office here, eends the Messenger the following mes sage: "Richmond. Va. September 12. "Editor Messenger, Wilmington, N. C: "Referring to the disaster at Galves ton, -we have not sufficient funds at Galveston. Houston or other points in Texas to enable us to make extensive money transfer payments to relieve the sufferers. Kindly notify your read ers that the Western Union Company "will extend free service to relief com mittees relating to the Texas sufferers and also free service on messages be tween bank transferring money for such relief. Parties desiring to make payments on such accounts in Texas can deposit the money in banks at Richmond or elsewhere In Virginia and obtain a telegram from the bank to a bank at point of destination; ordering payment. We are willing and anxious to do whatever lies in our power for the relief of the Texas sufferers. Yours truly, J. B. TREE. Superintendent. The Postal Telegraph-Cable Compa ny also generously proposes free ser vice for the benefit of the Texas suf ferers. Superintendent Gates, of Rich mond, on yesterday notified Mr. John E. Wood, the company' manager here, to forward messages free of charge on account of the Galveston disaster, in addition to free transmission of money transfers to storm and flood sufferers. Messages to be sent free under this offer must refer to the collection and transmission of funds and the ship ment of goods, clothing, etc.; for the sufferers. Ease and Disease. A Short Lesson on the Meaning: of a Familiar Word. Disease is the opposite of ease. Web ster defines disease as "lack of ease, uneasiness, trouble, vexation, dis quiet." It is a condition due to some derangement of the physical organism. A vast majority of the "dis-ease" from which people suffer is due to Im pure blood. Disease of this kind is cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla which purifies the blood. Hood's Sarsaparila cures scrofula, salt rheum, pimples and all eruptions. It tones the stom ach and creates a good appetite, and it gives vigor and vitality to the whole body. It reverses the condition of things, giving health, comfort and "ease" in place of "disease." Cotton Takes Another Rise Cofctton took another rise yesterday. The ' New York ' spot market closed at 104 cents for middling as a basis. The Wilmington market closed firm at 10i cents for middling, with sales at that price. This is an advance of a quarter of a cent over Tuesday's quo tatfo.is, and the price is 4 cents more per pcund than It was the correspond ing day in September last year, when middling was.qu-oted at 5 cents. The receipts of cotton at the port of Wilmington yesterday were 663 bales against 2,141 bales the corresponding day last season. . "ROMANTIC MARRIAGE. "Mr. Leo Taylor, of Wilmington, and Miss Certa Simpson, or Point Cas Well, Were Married In Ralelch Mon day Afternoon - They Went ou an Ex slon. The Wilmington excursionists which left over the Seaboard Air Line for Raleigh on Monday morning had quite a surprise In store for them . upon their arrival at the state capital. It sterns that Mr. Leo Taylor, a well known young Hebrew gentlemon of this city, and Miss Bertst Simpson, daughter of . Dr. Simpson, of Point Caswell, decided to get married whiic absent from home. The ceremony was performed at the hotel in Raleigh Monday afternoon at 5.20 o'colck. The license was obtained at 4, and an ef fort was made to get Dr. Daniel, of the i iresbyterian church, to perforin the ceremony, but as he was not at home. Dr. Marshall, pastor of the First Baptist church of Raleigh, offi ciated. The Raleigh papers allude to the af fair as a runaway match, Mr. Taylor being a Hebrew and Miss Simpson a Gentile. The Messenger's Raleigh correspondent writes under date of yesterday as follows: "A runaway niuniage, if it can be ca!,.u sUw.. .... uried iitrie yesterday j arternoon at i.iO o clock at a hotel. Mr. Leo Taylor was married to Miss Berta Simpson, of Point Caswell. The amusing feature of it was the groom's wild desire to keep it out of the news papers. He telephoned me last night j that this was his wish, and that it was to be kept secret until aboult the end of the year, when they were going to New York to live. He added that the Raleigh papers had agreed to make no mention of the mariage. But lo and behold, this morning both publish ed it, and one had ' his name as "George," while the other had that of the bride as Miss Paddison. It was quite a comedy of errors." The Messenger's correspondent last night telegraphed as follows: "Mrs. Leo Taylor, whose marriage is reported left tonight for her home at Point Caswell. Her husband accom panied her to the depot. H will re main here a day or two." The Raleigh Post, in Its acount of the wedding says: "Soon the news of the maiTiage flew about the streets despite the fact that according to a subsequent statement of the groom that they proposed to keep the marriage a profound secret until the close of the fall season when thy intended to go to New York to live, their intention being nolt to live together until then. According to the present arrangement the bride is to re turn to the home of her mother at Point Caswll and remain there until such time as they may decide 'to carry out their original plan of locating in New York." J The News and Observer, which also published Mr. Taylor's romantic mar riage, but had him wedded to Miss Simpson's friend Instead of her, says in its accounlt: "It is the same old case of two hearts that beat as one, and obdurate parental opposition thalt is finally thwarted as always happens in the novels and fre quently does in actual life The two had loved each other long and would have been married, long ago, except for the opposition of the parents of the groom. The groom said last night, they had no idea of such a step when they left Wilmington. It was Itheir purpose at first to keep the whole affair secret for a month and then surprise their parents by going off on (their honey moon, trip, and to this end they im portuned the register of deeds to keep secret the facts of their obtaining the license. However, It became known soon after the ceremony was perform ed. The groom also explained that one reason they wanted to keep it a secret is that they were not just yet fixed fot housekeeping. i "The ceremony was witnessed by several of the people stopping at the hotel." ATIL.i:"T TO BREAK JAIL. Threo Yo.:iiii White Prisoners Foiled in an Attempt to Escape They Will Hereafter be Locked In a Steel Cell. George Roderick, who is confined in jail for costs in a criminal court case, and Ed Brewster and Wiley Mazingo, who were committed to jail for high way robbery in taking a number of letters away from the little brother of Mr. B. C. Moore, on Saturday night, were foiled in an attempt to (break jail yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. All three of the prisoners are white In the absence of Mr. G.' W. Mill is, the jailer, Mrs. Millis had occasion to go into the yard yesterday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock. She heard one of the negro prisoners in the corridor call her and asked for some molasses. She told him 6he would tend him some, not knowing that 4t was a ruse on his part to give her some startling infor mation. Seeing that she didn't catch on, he put a tin bucket up to the grating and called for her to come and get it to bring him the molasses. She told him 6he could not get the bucket through the grating ibut while he thus got her attention .gain, he dropped a note out of the window. Mrs. Millis went up under the win dow to get the note and when she was there the negro had a chance to whis per and tell her to hurry and read it, that some prisoners were trying to break out. Mrs. Millis hurriedly read the note and hurried into the office to head off the prisoners, expecting them to come out that way, but not seeing them she ran over to the sheriffs office in the court house next door, for the purpose of giving the alarm to her husband. Jailer Millis was not at the sheriffs office at the time but Sheriff MacRae wentover to the jail and went in where the prisoners were. He found that the three prisoners named had taken advantage of the liberty given them in the corridor to get on top of a steel cell and rip off some of the corrugated iron celling overhead. It was their purpose to get Into the at tic above and thus escape. It is not believed ithat the prisoners would have attempted to get out of jail in lroad daylight hut that they were only getting things in shape for their exit last night. Roderick has been suspected of planning an escape and Jailer Millis has been keeping a watch on him with a view to catching him at his tricks. As a punishment for their attempt to escape Sheriff MacRae has ordered that they he kept locked in a steel cell from now till the criminal court meets. The Ttevenue cutter Algonquin, which has been ordered to (Mobile, came into port yesterday and took on coal and provisions for her trip. Captain O. S. Willey, her commander, arrived yes terday morning, and relieved Lieuten ant J. H. Relnberg who has been in command during his absence. The cut ter left Cor Mobile yesterday after noon. . ' EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS BIDS OPENED YESTERDAY BY THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS COMMITTEE Tho Contract Awarded to .Mr. Jr A. Applejrate for Thorouahly Repairing and Repainting the Opera House Inslde-The City Hall to be Repaired and aad Painted a Grey Color Front street Market Will Also be Sand Painted In Grey and Repaired. At a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen yesterday evening to make an appropriation of $500 for the Gal veston sufferers. Alderman John H; Hanoy, chairman of the committee on public buildings, incidentally informed the board that yesterday he and Al derman W. E. Springer, a member of the committee, opened the bids for the repair and painting of the opera house, the city hall and Front street market house. The contract was awarded to Mr. F. A. Applegate. build er and contractor, his bids being the lowest. The bids for the work agCTe- gate about 53,000. For the repair of the opera house the bid is $740. The repairs will consist of making the overhead staging four feet i that the scenery of any company trav eling can be put upon tne stage. This will widen the scenery space eight feet, and It will be a long needed improve ment, judging from the ' fact that a company once played here that had 32 pieces of scenery and could only use eight. The whole of the apartments j under the stage, including four dress ing rooms, lavatories, etc., are to- be gutted out. New floors are to be laid and provisions will be made for venti lation by circulating air underneath the floors by means of iron pipes run under from the outside. The dilapi dated plaster petitions between the four dressing rooms are to be knocked down and replaced with solid board petitions. The area walls are to be raised 12 Inches higher and the trap holes are to be overhauled. New beams are to be placed underneath the floor of the stage. The outer walls of alii the rooms are to be stuccoed instead of wainscoated with wood, and all mois ture is to be shut out from the beams and floor by a course of siate laid in cement on the walls that come in con tact with the wood. All this interior work is also to be painted. The lava tories are also to be put in thorough repair, and all doors are to be fitted with new locks and keys. The bid for repairing and repainting the city hall outside was for $940. The large columns of the front portico are to be gone over and painted, and all the entire front of the building, the north side of the building, and the south side, including the opera house front. The seams of the floors of the piazzas and steps are to be grouted. Three coats of paint are to be put on the brick exterior, the cast coat to be sand work. The color will be gray in ctAori nf brown as heretofore. This wil considerably change the appearance of the city hall as the gray color will give it the color of the public buildings in Washington. D. C. The bid for the repair and painting of Front street market was $1,299. All the rotten woodwork insxje is to be re placed with new, and the gutters and drains are to be run to the river so as to carry the dumpings directly to the river. The exterior of the entire front, on Front street, is to have three coats of paint, the last coat to be sand work and gray. The water street end of the building, which is of wood, is to b covered with galvinized corrugated iron. The entire interior of the market house is to be white washed, and the roof of the fish market is to be lowered 12 inches, so water can run off more easily. These are the main features of the improvements, and we hope they will soon be made. JOYFUL. NEWS FROM LOVED ONES. Mr. N. W. Scheuck Receives a Tele gram Stating That Ills Son-In-Law .and Daughter, .Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Baker Were Saved at Galveston People of Wilmington who have rel atives and friends at Galveston have been terribly distressed as to their safety since the great "West India hur ricane. Among those that were known to be in Galveston were Mr. E. X. Baker, son-in-law of our townsman ' Mr. N. "W. Schenck, and Mrs. Baker J who was formerly Miss Jessie E. : Schenck of this city. It will be re membered that Mrs. Baker, who had been here an a visit to her father, left here for Galveston, on Monday, Sep tember 3rd. Yesterday Mr. Schenck was overjoyed to receive a telegram from Mr. Baker, stating that he and Mrs. Baker were saved. He added, however, that he was badly hurt, in his brief telegram he stated that it is estimated that 3,000 lives were lost in the disaster. His telegram was dated at Houston, Texas, at 11 a. m. yester day. It is presumed that Mr. and Mrs. Baker reached that place yester day morning or during the night from Galveston. Our townsman, Mr. H. J. Gerken, has a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. TV. J. Buhmann, residing at Galveston. He telegraphed to inquire about their safety, but up to last night he had no reply. It is hoped that he will hear that they are safe. "When you need medicine you should get the best that money can buy, and experience proves this to be Hood's Sarsaparilla. Death of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Worth's Infant Daughter Our community deeply sympathizes with rr. and Qlrs. George C. Worth in the death of their little dausrMer Lucy Worth, aged 7 months, who died after an illness of some weeks. The funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock from the residence of the grand-mother of the little one, Mrs. D. K3. Worth, 411 South Front street. The interment will be made in Oak dale cemetery. PERSONAL. MENTION. Mr. W. H. Powell, of Whiteville, was here yesterday Mr. T. C. Jones, of Fair Bluff, was in the city yesterday. Mr. D. B. Kahnveil&r, of San Fran cisco, a former resident of Wilmington, Is here on a visit. Mr. j. W. Brooks, of the firm of Brooks & Bradshaw, Wallace, X. C, was here calling on our wholesale houses yesterday. The Messenger Is glad to learn that J. O. Carr, Esq., continues to improve. He has been sick about three weeks at his father's home at Xenia, Duplin ' county. f I . " 0 'XII I 11 are subject to peculiar 111. The Hrht remedy for "babies' ills-especlally rorms ana siomacn disorders U Trflv's Vermifuge )baa cored children for 50 year. Send f 11 ... .i 111. anil InA for Ulna, boot: aoout mo remedy. o iw4 ft Lib. MUi-l, MlUBorv. Wttmingtoii Markets. Wilmington. September 12. ReceiDts of cotton today 663 bales. Receipts same day last year 2,141 bales. This season's receipts to date 13,997 bales. Hncf-lpi!" t - '. t year 32.183 bales. The quotation.- ed o'clock today at the COTTON Firm. Ordinary S 1-16 Good ordinary . 7-16 Low middling 10 1-16 Middling 10& Good middling 10 13-16 Sam day last year 674c NAV L STOr. K5 SPIRITS TURPEXTIXE Firm; machine barrels 35!2c; country barrels 33c. ROSIN Quiet at $1.13 and $1.20. TAR Quiet at S1.40. CRUDE TURPEXTIXE Firm at $1.102.10. Prices same day last year Spirits turpentine 44c and 431,c; rosin 90c and 93c; tar $1.30; crude turpentine soft $2.60. Receipts today SI casks of spirits turpentine. 227 barrels rosin, S4 barrels tar. 118 barrels crude turpentine. Receipts same day last year 117 casks of spirits turpentine, 227 barrels rosin, C'iO barrels tar, 25 barrels crude turpentine. PRODUCE. SALT. 100's. 4Ui 125's, 5S4c; 1C. 84c; 200's. 99c; 200a. F. F.. $1.30.; in lesj than car loalots. DRY SALTED SIDES 7i to 7;c. BUTTER. 24 to 26c. COFFEE 10 to llfcc. BAGGING. 2 lb. bsis. SU to H COTTON TIES. $ ; 0 to V. r FLOUR Straights $4.00; 2nd patents $4.25; full $4.50. MOLASSES.- -S. House, 15c; New Orieans Bright s, 23 to 25c; r-.rto ),so. 30 to 35c; Cuba, 28 to 31 SUGAR Granulated $6.30; W. X. C, No. a $o.8o; Xo. 9 $o.5o; xso. 11 $5.50. COUNTRY PRODUCE. PEAXUTS. Xorth Carolina, farcy. 55 to 60c; prime 50 to 55c; Virginia 45 to 50s; Spanish SO to 85c. CORX 0 to 62&C. CORN MEAL 56c X. C. BACOX. Hams. 12c. shoulders. Stc; sides, 10c. CHICKEXS Firm; spring 8 to ISc; her.s. 22i to 27c; roosters 20c. EGGS Firm at 16c. SHINGLES Per L000. 5 inch sap.. $1.60; 5 inch hearts, $2.25; 6 Inch saps. $3.50; 6 Inch hearts $3.50. TIMBER: Per M feet Shipping $8.00 9.00 Mill, prime 6.500 7.50 Mill, fair 5.00 6.00 Common Mill 4.00 5.00 inferior to ordinary 3.50 4.50 MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. FINANCIAL. Xew York. September 12. Money on call firmer at 1&1 per cent; last loan 1. Prime mercantile paper 45Vi per cent. Sterling exchange easier with actual businss in bankers' bills 4.86 to 4.86 for demand and at 4.83 4.83 for sixty days; posted rates 4.84 4.85 and 4.874.88; commercial bills 4.824.83; silver certificates 62 63; bar silver 62; Mexican dollars 49V. Government bonds irregular; state bonds inactive; railroad bonds irregular. COTTON. Liverpool, September 12, 4 p. m. Cot ton: Small business; prices lower; American middling fair 7 7-16d; good middling 7 3-16d; middling 7d; low xnddling 7d; good ordinary 6 19-32d; ordinary 6 9-32. The Bales of the day; were 7,000 bales, of which 200 were for speculation and export and included 3,900 American. Receipts 1,000, includ ing 900 American. Futures opened steady and closed steady; American middling L. M. C: September 7 14-64d value; September and October 6 10-64d6 ll-64d buyers; October and November 5 43-64d5 44 64d buyers; November and December 5 31-64d5 32-64d buyers; December and January 5 26-64d5 27-64d buyers; Jan uary and February 5 24-64d sellers; February and March 5 21-64d5 22-64d buyers; March and April 5 19-64d sell ers; April and May 5 17-64d sellers; May and June 5 15-64d5 16-64d sellers; June and July 5 14-64d sellers; July and August 5 12-64d buyers. PORT RECEIPTS. Norfolk firm at 10c; net receipts 1, 159 bales. Baltimore holiday. Boston quiet at 10$c. Wilmington firm at 10c; net re ceipts 663 bales. Philadelphia firm at 11c; net" re ceipts 141 bales. Savannah quiet at 10c; net receipts 5,708 bales. Xew Orleans firm at 11c; net receipts 1.467 bales. Mobile firm, at 10c; net receipts 68 Dales. Memphis firm at 10c; net receipts 226 bales. Augusta steady at lllc; net receipts 2,289 bales. Charleston steady at 10c; net re ceipts 906 bales. Cincinnati nominal at 104c; net re ceipts 3 bales. Louisville firm at 10c St. Louis not received. Houston no business; net receipts 5, 472 bales. THE XEW YORK MARKET. New York, September 12. Cotton quiet at 10c; net receipts ; gross receipts 3.047 bales; sales C4 bales; stock 25.960 bales. Total today Xet receipts 10,112 bales: exports to Great Britain 1,312 bales; continent 463 Dales; stock 147,893 Daies. Consolidated Xet receipts 52.SS5 bales; exports tp oreat Jsritain 11,491 bales; France 943 bales; continent 5 -lis bales. Total since September L Net receipts 104.392 bales; exports to Great Britain 2L146 bales; France 943 bales; continent 11.ZG9 Daies. Futures closed strong; September 10.2S; Octdber 10.26; November 10 03 December 9.94; January 9.94; February 9.94; March 9.95; April 9.94; May 9.94; June 9.91; July 9.S5. Spot cotton closed quiet at He ad vance; middling uplands 10&c; mid dling gulf lie; sales 674 bales. Chicago, September 12. The leading futures ranged as follows: open. hign. Wneat Sep 74i 75 73i Oct 75U 75S "4V . Nov 76H 76H 75 Corn Sep 40H 40 4JU 40!- Oct 33V 29H 2Si 3SH Nov S6S S6S 36H 26 Gtu Sep 21i 214 21H 21H Oct 22 22 214 Nov 22M ZZYi 21H Z2i iIuj iiiv. - lr ibi. Oct .. 11.40 lL52i 1L27H lL27i Nov 1L25 11.35 11.22 11.35 i-.n, iw ib. Oct 6.S5 6.S3 6.774 6.S5 Jan 6.62ii 6.624 6.57, 6.624 oa-jri .ius, Vff iOO 1 Oct .. 7.S7& 7.40 7.32Vs T.40 Jan 5.95 6.02 5.95 6.02 Cash Quotations were as follows: Flour steady; No. 3 spring wheat 72 374ic; No. 2 red 75HG76c: No. 2 corn 40Hc; No. 2 yellow 40iG40;ic; No. 2 oats white 244c; No. 3 white 23i 25Uc; mess pork per barrel tll.45QU.50; lard per 10 pounds I6.82HQ6.S5; short ribs sides (loose) J7.4O07.5O; dry salt ed shoulders (boxed) $6.37VsC6.S7H; short clear ' sides (boxed) $7.95tf $.05; whiskey J1.26. New York, September 12. FLOUR More active on spring patents at old prices and generally steady all around. WHEAT Spot easier; No. 2 red $0c optlons opened quiet and steady on firm cables, but meeting fairly active liqui dation from local sources inspired by weakness in the northwest. After a final rally on covering the market closed steady at SOHc net decline. September closed 79c; October 79!ic; December Sl&c. CORN Spot easy; No. 2 46c; options opened steady on the English advance after which it weakened with wheat and under local realizing. Closed easy at He net lower. May closed 41Hc; sitmbcr 45$4c: October 44x4c; Decem ber 41Hc. OATS Spot dull; No. 2 25c; options opened quiet and nominally lower. LARD Steady; western steam $7,274. Refined steady. RICE Firm. BUTTERS teady: creamery 171i21c; state dairy 15Vfe20c. CHEESE Firm; iaie white 10"8c; small do lOlOHc. EGGS Steady; state and Pennsylva nia l719Hc; western regular packing at mark 1517c. POTATOES Quiet; Jersey sweets J3.253.50; Long Island $1.5001.75. PEAXUTS Steady antf unchanged. CABBAGE Quiet ; Long Island per 100 $2.002.50. s SUGAR Raw quiet; refined 4Uc; centrifugal 96 test 5c; molasses sugar 4c. COTTON SEED OIL Firm, espe cially on spot, owing to light offerings with the close irregular. Prime crude barrels nominal; prim summer ye. 36036c, spot; off summer yellow 35c; prime winter yeillow 40041c; prime white 39040c; prime meal $26. NAVAL STORES. Xew York Spirits turpentine firm at 39039c Rosin steady. Savannah Spirits turpentine firm at 3536c; receipts 1.4S2 casks; sales 3, 185 casks; exports 1,503 casks. Rosin firm and unchanged; receipts 2,126 bar rels; "sales 2,636 barrels exports 4,890 barrels. Charleston Spirits turpentine noth ing doing. Rosin quiet and un changed. in LUMBER LOOKING Ul' The Market in a 1Sut Condition Than It Has Heeii for six Month-Tho Improvement Slow Hut . .Suro In creased Demand and Itelt-r 1'rleen Mr. John A. Arringdale, general manager of the Cape Fear Lumber Company, of this city, returned yes terday evening from Xew York, where he has been several days looking into the lumber market. The lumber market has been quite dull since March and prices have been disoouragingly low. Mr. ArrlngdaLe states, however, that his observation is that there Is jme improvement and a fair prospect for lumber now. The demand for lumber products Is belter, prices have advanced some, and he thinks there is a slow, but sure, im provement in the market. At any rate the prospects are more promising than at any time since March. . Mr. C. F. McCay, of Robeson coun ty, was among last evening's turivals. in the city. Mr. X. Biggs, of Scotland Xeck, was among the visitors in-the city yester day. Every Farmer Bhould have a copy of Wood's Autumn Catelcgw of SEEDS AllD GF1AKI For Fall planting. It tells all about GRASS & CLOVER SEEDS, Hairy, or Winter Vetcb, Crimson Clover, Seed Wheat, Oats, etc It Also givei description!. bMt methods of culture and much rpecil and valua ble information about all erope that can be aoim to adrantas-e la the Fall and early Winter. Catalogue mailed free. Write lor It mmd prices ef mnj Seeds er seca urau T. W. WOOD & SONS, Richmond, Va. ge 5. St, we and sa, vr 4t YOUNG MEN' WANTED. WITH FAIBJED- i sa tirr snn irwwl - . reliable institution "of it. kfnAll our irraduatr are assJMed to positions. Ladies 1foit??ritor catalogue. GLOBE TELEGRAPH COLLEGE, Lexing ton, Ky. jne 13,6m. .2 Wood's Seeds. SEEDSMEN, cgrpu7, "iuu -accounting; and Typewriting-. This is endorsed by all leadlntr