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THE WILMIKGTOISIIESSENGER, TUESDAT, APRIL 22, 1902.
THE SEASHORE HOTEL ANOTHER ANNEX TO BE BUILT RIGHT AWAY. ockbolders Slet Yesterday and 11 DpM. ided to Enlarge the Hotel The fiew Annex Will he Three Stories CXIh and Contain Fifty Iloonis Two Stories Will have Handsome Uooms In Suite The Trolley Line Still in Prospect. There was ai iinc.fitanl meeting of ifae stockholders of the Seashore Hotel Company yesterday at tne ohce of Messrs. George It. French & Sons, the purpose of the meeting being to con sider the plan3 for an-tl.'.r annex te the company's hotel at Wrightsville Beach. Those present at the meeting wen. Uesois. Ceorge it. French, G. JIrber Smith, fiiar Pearsall, Jos. II. Hinton sr.d Edgar L. Hi.itcm. Mr. 1'itnch presided in the absence of Mr. Chas W Worth, the piesident. Mr, F. A. Atplegate. architect and Guilder, was piei-cnt and submitted plana and specification. for the pro posed new ann;x, and the company de cided to have it built at once. Ths ontract was let to Mr. Applegate w.v.o guarantees to have it completed by uoe 1st and noc later than June 15tn. He ordered the lumber at once and will break ground for the building to morrow. The new ann.-x s to be built at the southern end cf the hotel and wiii be connected with it in like manner c? the annex on tut north end, bdlit last year by Mr. Applegate. The building will Iv- larger thau the thc-r annex. It will be 33 xeel v.ide by 113 feet long and will be three tatories high. It will contain L'j roonit, and on the first ard -cond floors Ui-.tc iwill be twenty ruoms in suite. T.u rooms will be by 1" fret ii size and between every two rooins will be neat bath rooms, lavatories and closets. From either rc.m there will be con meeting doors, r.ad there will be en trances from each room into vith in termediate bath room. The bath rojnia will be equipped wiih poicelain tuba and the most modern fixtures. Wide hall3 w.il run down the certrt f each floor, with rooni3 jji either sid f them. On the first and second floo. the passages will run thiough !nt.o th saain building, giving passage ways through the entire building and the two annexes. Ample staircases will onnect the three floors, and a ten foi i piazza will run along the side fronting the ocean, around the southern end of the annex and along the side fronting rae Banks Channel and th- railroa 1. The rooms will be double ceiled throughout, making them entirely pri rate and over the doors of all rooins and halls .will be transoms with the latest improved tiansom lifts. On top of the annex will be an observation Uner that will stand bO feet from the ground. The building will be beauti fully painted inside and outside. By the end 3t tMs week, oontractoi Applegate expects to have eighty ha.nl3 a.t work and is satified he will have the annex ready for guests by the 1st of June. The addition of the new annex with Its fifty rooms will give the seashore hotel 160 rooins and the entire length f the hotel will be 426 ieet In front of the main building the piazza is twenty-four feet wide. Mr. Joseph H. Hinton, the manager xpects to open the house June 1st and be assisted in the management by his brother, Mr. Edgar L. Hinton. They kave secured the Carolina orchestra u play for the season, and expect to have a series of the most elegant balls evei given at the sea side. In addition to the new annex, con tractor pplegate th. pa-t wok ie gan work on the handsome billiard and pool room and bowling alley, to be erected on the Banks Channel in front f the hotel. The" front of this building will be assisted m the management by his brother Mr. Edgar I.H'Mton. Thoy long. The building will extend 60 feet out over the sound and will sit on piling above high water. Piazzas will run all around the building, and on th and over the sound there will be a wide piazza to be used for lounging From the piazzas steps will be ru down to the water and at the front of the steps will be boat landings. On ne side of the building will be an up-to-date bowling alley, and on the other side a large billiard and pool room, with refreshment baolhs on either side at the front entrance. It is to be a nice addition to the hotel and "ii: afford diversion for the guests. The fact that the Seashore Hotl Company has decided to build th an sex would indicate that the trolley line to the beach is ar?ured. In fact it was current yesterday that the e;ectricI equipment had been ordered for th- onversion of thi Wilmington Seacoast Kailroad into a trolley line, but Presi dent Hugh MacRae. when seen yester day says the prospects are still good, but he was not prepared to make a de anite statement. THE RAILROAD DEALS. Rumored Alliance Between the Seaboard Air !! c and the Lonisvllle and Nashville WI1 xalnsrton Mentioed n n Probable Atlantic Seaport for the Latter System Interesting Gossip About The Matter. The Atlanta Constitution of yesterday published the following special from Washington, D. C: "Advices from Norfolk state that the fcellef is strong there that some ar rangement has been effected between the Seaboard Air Line and the Louis ville and Nashville which will afford the latter sj-stem, an Atlantic seaport, which may be Savannah, Wilmington r Portsmouth. It has long been known that above almost everything else the Louisville and Nashville desired a sea port on the Atlantic coast. For that reason alliances have been sought re peatedly with roads possessing these advantages. "It is pointed out that should .there really be such sweeping change In the policy of the road as is predicted as a result of the recent deal, existing ar rangements, which debar Louisville from makine other advantageous con tracts, will be abrogated. The positive assurance of the presiaeni i iue ouuiu em railway that his line does not and will not own the Lounrville and Nash ville is taken to mean, that some ar rangement has already been effected between that line ini the Seaboaid Air Line. The two llnea meet at Kiver Junction, Fla., and Montgomery. The facilities for Florida travel, which could be given the Louisville by the Seaboard will, it is believed by railway men here, be almost as great a tempta tion for an alliance as the seaport facilities." TO FIGHT THE TOUACCO TIltST. The Imperial Company to Enter the Market in this State. Raleigh, N. C. April IS. Color.ei John W. Hinsdale, the representative of the Imperial Tobacco Company, of Great Britain and Ireland, today pa'.u the sheriff of Wake county, $1,000 as franchise tax for a corporation to d business In North Carolina, with head ouarters here. Colonel Hinsdale stated that his com pany would put buyers In all North Carolina tobacco markets and would probably establish agencies In all south ern states. Death of a Savannah Capitalist New Orleans. April 18. A privte fele gram from New York announces th. death of Captain Samuel J. Whitesi les. a well known capitalist, of Savannah, Ga., who had large interests in New Or leans. Alabama and Georgia. He was VI years of ace and served in the con federate army. FAVORS SOCIAL i;t X AI.ITV Action of Tennessee Women's CInbs on the Aecro Question. Knoxville. Tenn., April 18. The Ten nessee Federation of Women's Clubs today defeated a resolution to instruct Its delegates to vote against the ad mission of negro women's clubs inlo the eeneral federation at the Los An geles conventicn and adopted the fol lowing: "Resolved. That the Tennessee Feeler action of Women's Clubs puts itself on record with sister states in regard to representation in the general federation cf women's Clubs." OTR :iLlL AMI UEAF-MtTi;s. The Term Ending Dane Rail 2Vtes. f'olonel AmlrewN Improving (rpt-dal to The Messenger.) Raleigh. N. : , 13 Principal John Ray, of tht institution for whitr. blind and negrc deaf-mutes and blind announces th"! tne term will end J uro lith. AudiMr Dixon will deiiv?: an address to lie whitt-: hMa. T'r r.r: 173 of these and 140 negro deaf-mutes and blind largest attendance on re cord. Their health ias been remark ably good. The Raleigh base tall club has siened Gus Sofftl. second baseman, and Pastor, short stoti The latter is a star player and was much sougth after iast vear. Raleigh's infield is very strong. Colonpl a. I!. Andrews has Improved po much that he was able to taki a rido todav Thomas McNamara, of Allegheny, Pa., accepts the tender of the position as one of the three state base ball league umpires. President Perrin Bu bee, of the league says he has uo doub Browd and Mace, will also accept. IXTER-COLLE15IATE UKKATE. Carolina University Representative!! Win from VnitUv?.-II! t. Nashville, Teun., Apnl IS The Uni versity of. North Carolina and the Vanderbilt university engagtd in a de bate tonight. The visitors from North Carolina trained the decision. The question, of which North Carolina Iook the nega tive, was: 'Resolved, That the federal govern ment rould own and ooerate the rail ways in the United Mates." The following wci-. the speakers: North Carolina. T. A. Adams and Charles Ross; VanderbiU. Fiank Seay and W. M. Board. PEACE XECOT1ATIOSS. Iioers to Eleet Delegates to Hold Conference. London, April IS. The government leader A- J. Balfour, in the house of commons today made th? following Important statement: "After two conferences between Lord Milner, the Bripsh high commissioner of South Africa, and Lord Kitrhenor and the Roer delegates at ?Jretoria. Lord. Kitchener, wh'lf refus.ns to grant an armistice, on military grounds, has agreed to give facilities lor tl. election and meeting of r oxesentativ" of the various Boer commands to con sider the position. The Boer leaders have, therefore, left Pietoria to cairy out this plan." Mr. Belfour added tint it was not expected that communication between the British authorities and th-? Boer leaders could be resumed in iw than three weeks time. SOUTHERN IA.MUEK .MrJ-X. Henresentatlve Sawmill Several States Hold Mtetlntr. Men from Important Charleston. S. C. April IS. Twenty seven or more leading lumbermen of th? two Carolinas. Georgia, Florida and Virginia, held an important meeting here today. It was the regular month ly conference of the Georgia Sawm.ll Association, with the other gentlemea here at the request of the Georgia or ganization. The prime object of the gathering was to bring the lumbermen of the south in closer touch with .-aca other, thereby allowing each the oppor tunity of becoming better acquainted with the sreneral conditions of the trade and to insure as far as possible harmo nious co-operation by all in the main tenance of the price lists of the respec. tive associations. The majority of the matters disposed of were purely of a routine nature. Every one present spoke in encouraging terms of the trade and of better times for the future. A resolution was adopted looking to the appointment of a general conference committee to consist of two representa tives of the associations present. This will greatly facilitate the work of the lumbermen and do away with the ex penditure of much time and money iu holding regular monthly meetings, as two men on such occasions will be able to transact the business of the entire association. This conference committee I associauon. xdhwuiciwivc wuiauuee will be appointed by President Tift at an early date. . THE SUPERIOR GGURT. VERDICT IH FAVOR OF ANDREW J. FLAHHER. The Jury Restored Him flZ.OOO Worth of front Street Property Which III Ijivoreed Wife Win Holding; on to She Retains Three House and Lot Worth fl,ix. Doth Sid- Appealed to The Su preme Court. Puruant to recess on Thurida' night, the Supeiior Court met yester day at 9:33 a. m.. Judge Timberlak presiding. The trial of the case cf A. J. Flan ner against hi3 divorced wife, Carrie L. Butler, and her present husbana Henry W. Dutl-r. Washington, D. C, was resumed. Marsden Bellamy, Esq., addressed the jury for the de fendant and was followed by Hen. John D. Bellamy who closed the argu ment for the plaintiff. Judge Timber -lake then charged the Jury. Ho non suited the plaintiff as to the Peschau property on the north side of Dock street between Fifth and oixth street", whereon are three residences, the whole 'being valued at $S.0OO or S3.C00. He did so on the ground that the evi dence was not sufficient to show that Mr. Flanncr did not prtsent his wife with the money with which this prop erty was bought. He charged the jury that In making up their verdict they would therefore not take intd account that part of the property sued for, but that they should consider the issues with reference to the three story brick building at 114 North Front street, now occupied by Col. F. W. Kerchner. The following issues were submitted to the judy at 11 o'clock and at 3:15 p. m., they returned their verdict, to wit: 1. Was the land described in article 3 of the complaint purchased with the money of plaintiff? Answer, "Yes." 2. If so, was the deed to it made to the defendant without his knowledge or consent? Answer, "Yes." 3. Is. plaintiff's cause of action barred by the statutr- of limitations? An swer, "No." Judgment was entered up for the plaintiff in accordance with the finding of the jury. It was adjudged and de creed that the defenaant Carrie L. Butler, formerly Carrie L. Flanner, is declared to be a trustee of the plaint iff, Andrew J. Flanner, his heirs and assigns of and for the land and prop erty described in the bill of complaint. It was further ordered adjudged and decreed thai CVarie L. Butler and her husband Henrj W. Butler are ordered and directed to convey to Andrew J. Flanner his heirs- and assigns all the real property embraced in the lot and buildings at 114 North Front street. It was also further adjudged and decreed that the decree of the court is declared to operate as a deed of conveyance in fee simple for the property to Andrew J. Flanner, his heirs and assigns in as full a manner and effect as a deed for the same property proved and regis tered. It was also ordered that a writ of assistance be issued by the clerk of the court directed to the sheriff of New Hanover county, commanding him to place the plaintiff in possession of the land and premises. It was or dered that the plaintiff recover of the defendants the costs of this suit and that a copy of the decree be recorded in the office of the register of deeds, of New Hanover county, as required by law. The property which thejury restores to Mr. Flanner is valued at $12,000. The lot fronts 23 feet in the eastern line of North Front street, between Front and Princess street3, and has a depth of 132 feet ten inches, extending eastwardly. There is on the lot a valuable three story brisk building, the rental from which amount to $1,200 a year. Motion for a new trial was made for the defendants, and the motion was de nied. The defendants' counsel moved to set the verdict of the jury aside on the ground that it was against the weight of evidence. The motion was de nied, and when judgment was ordered to be entered for the plaintiff, the de fendants took an appeal to the su preme court on the exceptions noted durine the course of the trial and on ex ceptions taken to Judge Timberlake's charge, especially with reference to the defendants' contention that the action was barred by the statute of limitatiens, the court having charged that if the jury believed the evidence they must find that the statute of limitations would not apply. Notice of appeal was waives and appeal bond fixed at $50 Sixty days were allowed to defendants to make up statement of the case on appeal. Sixty days were allowed to file a counter statement. The plaintiffs' attorneys, not satis fied with hte court's not allowing the Issues as to the Dock street property to go to the jury, also moved for a new trial- The motion was denied. The plaintiff then moved to set aside the verdict. The motion was denied, and an appeal was taken to the supreme court. Sixty days were allowed to file a statement of the case on appeal and sixty days to answer. A judgment was entered up for $230 and costs for the plaintiff In the suit of Emeline Mask against the city of Wilmington. The city's counsel moved for a new trial on the ground that the court erred In pot allowing his motion to dismiss the action under the Hins dale act. The motion was denied. The defendant appealed to ' the supreme court anj SO days were allowed to file cfofpmpnt nf th rai nn anneal and a statement of the case on appeal ana s aays i me counter oia-iem em- RAL CI till'S XCW RAILWAY. Proposed Air Line to Deep Water. Question oi Completion of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Dasls for Apportionment of Public School Funds. Messenger Bureau. Pleigh. N. C, April IS. Considerable Interest is shown her in the project to build a railway from Raleigh to Washington, N. C. It Ls as serted that by the end of next week lta leish will have subscribed the 'J,000 expected of it. As planned the road will be nearly an air line. Seventeen persona will go from here to the confederate reunion at Dalla, Texai. A number of people leave her today on their way to that place. Yesterday's rain will check farm work for several days. Some lands ar? but little looked after as yet, as most of them have been water soaked for months. Plans are not yet perfected for tne completion of the Church of the Good Shepherd here, which it is propose 1 to make the cathedral of this Episcopal diocese. Two plans are proposed one to let a contract to build the church and put on the roof, but not fit up the in terior: the other to complete all. Th foundation have been laid three years. Many out-of-town people are coming here to see the game of base ball tornoi row afternoon between the Universi: of Virginia and the University of North Carolina. Raleigh will send out a large audience. All the players on Raleigh's league team will arrive here Monday evening, from "Washington. The state charters the Cin-Cho Com pany, of Goldsboro. with a capital of 125.CC0. It is to manufacture a bever age to be dispensed In drug stores, etc. M. E. Robinson and others are the stockholders. A charter is also granted the Melville Brick Company, of Meb ane, capital $10,000. E. V. Thompson and others stockholders. The state superintendent of public instruction rules that the apportion ment for the public schools is made in January and July, based on the census returns made September 1st of the pre vious year. The fourth volume of the North Car Una Regimental Histories will be out in a fortnight. The public schools at LaGrange .are kept open six months in the year. The people there will take steps to keop them open nine months. The outlook for fruit, grapes and ber ries appears to be very good. How many of them escaped the later frost- and freezes Is really puzzling. The grape crop promises to be a very larg one. Southern Pines is now the cen ter of that industry. The Imperial Tobacco Company, or ganized to fight the tobacco trust, today paid $1,000 license tax to do busi ness in this city and county. To Make the Deaf Hear. Savannah, Ga., April 18. In the con vention of the Georgia Medical Associa tion tpday Dr. M. M. Stapler, of Ma con, read a paper on "Report Showing Clinics and Methods of Establishing Hearing in Deaf-mutes." He illustrat ed his paper with living subjects whose ages ranged from 3 to 19 years. Kitty Smith, Amory McBain, George Benton and Frank Evans, who wer born deaf and dumb, and Clifford Da vis. 7 years old, deaf since 8 months of agre as the result of measles, appeared beore the association with Dr. Stapler to demonstrate that their hearing and speech have been established. Dr. Stapler's treatment embraces no operation, but consists of manipulation of tubes, though variations of air pres sure in the middle ear. CL'DA'S FIRST PRESIDENT. Estrada Pal ma on Ills Way to Cuba. His First Acts. Washington, April 16. President elect Tomas Estrada Palma of. the New Cuban republic, passed through here this afternoon en route to Cuba. His first complete act as the president of the new republic, he announced tj day. would be the formation of a cabi net and the dispatch of a message to the Cuban congress. One appointment he admitted was practically decided upon, viz: That of Gonzales de Ques- ada to be Cuban minister to the Unit ed States. The first message of the head of the republic to the Cuban con gress will be submitted Immediately af ter he assumes office. Old Point Comfort, Va., April 16. President-elect Tomas Estrada Pal ma's train arrived at Old Point Com fort this morning at 12:45 o'clock, hav ing made a straight run through from "Washington by way of Gordonsville. Owing to the lateness of the hour of arrival the presence of the chief exe cutive of the republic of Cuba will be practically unknown until later in the morning. President Estrada Palma re tired immediately upon leaving the train. He occupies a suite of rooms at th Chamberlain. The hour for the departure of the president and his party for Cuba to day has not yet been decided upon. but it will probably be late In the af- noon. PENNSYLVANIA AND VIRGINIA Unite In their Celebrations at the Charleston Exposition. Charleston, S. C, April 16. Pennsyl vania and Virginia celebrated at the exposition today. Governor Stone and Governor Montague, with their staffs, were here, with goodly delegations from both states. Two companies of the Virginia militia and tne Virginia mili tary institute cadets attended the gov- ernor of Virginia, as escort. The exer cires for the two states were merged, consisting merely of welcoming ad dresses and replies by the two execu tives, with a pleasant exchange of com pliments. The Pennsylvanians made their headquarters at their handsome building and in the afternoon held ex ercises there formally transferring the structure to the exposition. Governor Longino, of Mississippi, was here today having come quite in formally and without attendance to see the exposition. He was included In the party cf Pennsylvanians and Virginians at the exposition. President Palma Sails. Hampton, Va., April 17. President elect Tomas Estrada Palma sailed on the steamer Admiral Farragut for Cuba today. Ceveral hundred people laasembled to bid him farewell." He will reach Cuba Sunday afternoon. RAILWAY RUMORS GATES AND BELMONT HOLD A CONFERENCE SALE OF STOCK BY GATES A Large Amount of loaisviUe and asbvllle Transferred to MorKnu fc Co. at One Hundred and Kittecw. Tlie SraboarU Air Line's Ul 1 for the Same at One Hundred and ThirtyWhat the Uates Poo nought oluijr Caught Short and No Chance to Sktueese Anyone. New York, Apiil !S. John W. GatCo and August Uelmont were In confer ence with Morgan representatives to day. It was understood that several large lots of Louisville and Nashville stocks were deposited w.th Morgan & Co. In accordance with the Belmont Gates agreement. A report that the Gates faction has sold a large amount of Louisville urd Nashville stock to Morgan & Co. at 113 could not be confirmed and was generally discredited. Another report to the effect that ihe Seaboard Ait Line had "bid" 120 cash for the Gates holdings in Louisville and Nashville, was also discredited. The Evening Post printed a state ment today that light had been thrown on the motive which led to a settlement of the Louisville and Nashville situa tion. The Post said: "The Gates pool appeared to have a majority of $60-000,000 of the Louisville stock, and if it saw fit it could have "squeezed" the shorts, as the operation is generally styled in Wall street. Mr. Gates walked into the office of J. P. Morgan & Co , and explained the situa tion, intimating that the pool was ready to sell out to the bankers at a reason able profit. The bankers realized the seriousness of the case and invited August Belmont, chairman of the Louisville and Nashville board of direc tors, to attend a conference. Mr. Gates was there and briefly explained that he and his friends had bought the road. Mr. Belmont did not seem at all dis turbed. "You have got control, there is no doubt about that." Mr. Belmont is said to have remarked to Mr. Gates, "and I guess there is no aoubt about somebody being badly cornered, from the looks of things; but I am afraid there is a mistake somewhere. Per haps the gentleman does not know whom he has caught short. I am not and never have been. That $5,000,000 of new stock was sold for the company. You and your friends have got confrol of the company you are the company. The higher the price Is put on the shorts, the more it will cost the com panyyourselves, that is." After Belmont's explaination of the stock sale of new Louisville stock. It is said that the chances of a settlement promptly Improved. "YOU MEAT EATERS." The llaltimore Man Says Thlna-s. You meat eaters who are ailing In any sort of way might take a valuable hint from the following: A gentleman in Baltimore writes, "For a long time I steadily ran down because of an intense pain in my side, and also in the pit of my stomach. I was miserable and everything I ate caused distress. I fell away from 1S5 pounds to 150. Lost my ambition for work, was drowsy all of the time, felt tired In the morning as I did upon go ing to bed at night. I was a steady meat eater three times a day for several years. Some body told me that if I would change my diet and take Grape-Nuts Breakfast Food at two meals in the day I would improve. I made the experiment and in less than two weks began to Im prove very rapidly. My appetite came back, and I slept better than I had for months. I used Grape-Nuts both at breakfast and lunch and ate a little meat for dinner, but not much. I discovered that a few teaspoonfuls of Grape-Nuts would furnish more nourishment than quantities of meat. My Improvement has continued until now I weigh 193 pounds which is a gain of about 45 pounds In five months, and I feel In magnificent condition. Please do not publish my name if you use this letter, but I will gladly tell any person of the benefits received If self-addressed, stamped enveloped Is sent." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich. THE SOUTHERN XOT IX IT. Ko Connection With the Torchase of LonlsTitle and Nashville. Atlanta. Ga,, April 16. Presidn? Samuel Spencer of the Southern rail way, sent the following telegram to S. M. Inman. one of the directors of the Southern and a member of, th executive board: "The Louisville and Nashville situa tion is simply this : Mr. Gates ard his associates, apparently without any consultation with any railroad intercut In the south or elsewhere and entirelr on their own account, bought in the open market large blocks of Louis ville and Nashville stock and claimed now to be a cle.:r majority. "By reason or a large short Intercut, growing partially out of the sale by the Louisville and Nashville Company, of 50,000 shares an authorized additional issue of treasury stocks which was not listed and not. therefore, a good delivery on the exchange, a serious comer was imm'nent. J. P. Morgan & Co. were appealed to use their in fluence to prevent such a disastrous condition. After two days' negotiations this has resulted in an agreement y which the Gates stock will be deposit ed with and placed under the cont..l of J. P. Morgan & Co., as bankers aivi not as representatlng any railroad in terest and with no purpose except conserve in th best passible way the general financial and buslnes situa tion and avoid the serious complica tions which have threatened. The Southern Railway Company has not had and has no Interest, di rectly or Indirectly, present or pros pective. In the purchase of the stc.k. or In its deposit as above with J. P. Morgan & Co. There Is no contest fot the control of te Louisville and Nasa- vtlle by any other railway company and not likely lo be certainly not by the Southern. SAMUEL SPENCER." GOLnsnorto gossip. The Coaatr Authorities ! Ta(L Better Car f Roads and Rritfses. Hell Phone to be Granted at City Franchise Uenoeratie- Primaries. (Corresr-ondenc, of The Messentr. l Goldsboro, April 13. Wayne county will soon make an ef fort to secure better county road. The county commissioners have under advisement the rroprvltioa to ' Euperintcndent of rxnU nd county bridges. In fact, it is siateJ remi-of- ficially that such a man luis already been secured Aid he will entr npou his duties at as early day. Superior court has been in scsskMi hre this week a;ul Judge Allen, woo t presiding, has sentenced &evral crimi nals to the state prison for shsut tcttruu In view of the fact that t county w;ll soon need a number of road hnd It i said that the ude will tnrnorru change the sentences from the peni tentiary to the county roads. The Bell Telephone Company will probably enter Goldsboro at an early day. They have asked the city for u franchl.e and it unur-od thai th commiuce nrpo.nted by the hoard of aldermen to report on the proposition have agreed to grant the prlvlleg asked for. The town of ML Olive. fourteen miles below here, had granted exclusive privileges to the Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Company, but it is learned today that the Caro lina people have consented to let the Bell Company -r.trr th town and re lieve the town commissioners from aa iinbarrasfing position. The Bell Coia- pany win give Goldsboro a Wilming ton connection and connection wit other imoortani. southern cities. The first issue of The Wayne County Advertiser will make its appcaranc tomorrow. ThU Is the Mt. Uli- Ad vertiser, which was recently rei.w.vcd from Mt. Olive to Gildsboro. Ur Arthur WhStely Js the editor and pro prietor. Editor Whitely has deposed of the plant with which he printed the paper at Mt. Olive and the pupt-r wlM appear tomorro-. in a new dress. According to i resolution nassed at the democratic county convention two years ago. the nominations this year will be made by ballot at the primaries Th chairman of each voting pniinct in th county will provide fo- holding; the nominations. The polls wlil be kept open all da and every voter can vote his individual choice for the nomi nation. The Wayne Agricultural Works of this county, which have one of the largest foundries in the state, have re ceived a large order from the Atlantic Coast Line for a lot of heavy castings. The Agricultural Works are at work: making additions to thfir plant. KOIITII CAUOL!.A. Louisburg Tines: There died In this county on Sunday last one of Its oldest inhabitants Aunt Fannie Perry, col ored, being at her death 106 years U. She was the mother of 15 children, i of them survive nci, the oldest being la years. She belonged to the late Dr. Sid Perry, of Franklin county. Concord. N. C. Aurli 16. Late yes terday evening O. O. Overcash was se riously shot by Jonn Bost. a nepro, la No. three towrshlp. Overcash and Frank Johnson had a warrant for Bost who drew a pistol and shot Overcash through the right breast. The men followed the negro from th- house. Johnson's pistol did not fire. Overcash shot the negro in the mouth. He was overcome and brought to JaiL Over cash is In a critical condition. Charlotte Obseiver: Goldsboro, April 16. Mr. Samuel Cohen and son. Max. of this city, had a close call today. While crossing the bridge at Steente mill the bridge gave way, the Messrs. Cohen, wit their two horses, being pre cipitated to the stream below, which at this point is twelve feet deep. Mr. Samuel Cohen was stunned by the faB and has not spoken for hours. By the heroic effort of Mr. Maxey Cohen, aid ed by parties who witnessed the catas trophe, the elder Cohen and the rosea were rescued. Sanford Express: Mr. Kary Kelly, who had his hand badly lacerated by being caught In the machinery at the mill of. Mtssra. Crabtree and Fltts last Saturday, had to have two of his fingers amputated. The operation wu performed by Dir. Monroe and Mclver. There is a superstition among the colored people of Aberdeen that the smell of a poieiat will strengthen the brain. The general opinion Is that fruit has been damaged very little by the cold weath.-r and that the prospect for a crop Is yet good. Statesville Landmark: The residence of Mrs. K. B. Angle, widow of the late Dr.S. Angle. In Eagle Mills township, was burned Thursday between 12 an4 o clock. The the originated by a spark. The residence of the late n S. Colvert. in Union Grove township, another of the .-ld home places In north iredeli. -vas turned Sunday night. The house was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and bout 8.000 to 10.000 shin gles, 175 bushels of wheat and some farming tools rtcr-d In the buildlntr were burned with It. The fire Is oe- ieved to have been Incendiary. The loss Is estimate at i'occ with it Ac. insurance. Miss Gertrude Bobbins. Statesville, sane In a concert at the exposition auditorium Thursday eve ning and her singing was one of the chief attractions "n the Drdcnmm She rang two selections and was called by repeated encores. RATSOX-EARI Ml'IlDCIt-TniAL. tase Goes to the Jnrt.rH.hi. Axrree Ladles la Court Lake Charles. La.. April 10. The evl dence In the case of A. E. Batsos. charged with the murder of six men. ters of the Earl family, was submitted to the Jury at 3 o'clock thu. afternoon. After having been out for three hours the Jurors failed to aeree and court ras adiourned until Monday. The court room was crowded with ladies an many of them shook hands witn Batson and hi3 mother during th court recess FITZI!WMf.S AXD JEFFRIES. l etter will Try to Slake Terms vtUH Some California Cln. : New York. April 19. Robert Filsslm mons today received u eJrsrram from Jeffries in reply lo his rocxpn;:- of Thursday last. It tavs: - "I sincerely trust you are In earnest and that yon mean iusiness. I eon't want to dictate anything, but want mutual financial interests and will, therefore, communicate wjb clubs to California which will douotless Insist on deciding what ls the bAt date sad we must agree on ecaaethln;. s (i