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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, TUESDAY; JUNE 3. 1902.
THE Sri'REHE COCTIT.
ArRnmeat of Caifw Concluded The
Srnlns Machine Tax Ce Old
Uid Grant Book Returned Other
Still MIInK.
Messenger Bureau.
Raleteh. N. C, May 51.
The su promt? court has finished the
hearing of arguments on appeals.
There are about sixty opinions yet to
be filed. It will require something like
twenty day3 for the court to complete
its work at this term.
The rase which now coes to the
United States supreme court on a writ
of error. Involving the right of the
state to impose a license tax on all
pianos, sewing machines, etc.. shipped
C. O. D. to peitor.s in this state, is of
widespread Interest. The attorneys for
the companies which shh such goods
into the state sav the decision that the
sheriff of Person could I-vy on goods
so shipped is a rank violation of the
inter-state eommerical law cT the fed
eral government.
Manager Rivrs of rne Raleigh base
ball team left today for the north to
secure new players. Tne Raleigh team
has fared bad.v this week.
The secretary of state has received
from the cleik of the court of Perqui
mans county one of the record books
of land grants missing for 120 years or
more. It Is of grants Issued in 1774.
There are sevrial other record book3
missing between 1771 and 1775. Th
secretary of state greatly desires these.
They are stat property and prhaps
some are in Kdenton. New Dern, or
Wilmington.
The public schools here have ended
their terms. The attendance was the
largest on record. A new school site,
for a colored scrool has been puchased.
This will give ten public schools in the
Raleigh district.
The Worth liagley camp of Spanish
war veterans, or IJoston. sent a superb
wreath of palms to be placed on the
grave of Worth Bagiey in Oakwood
cemetery here.
At the Rale:gh male academy Ben
Lacy, Jr.. a son of the state treasurer,
won the gold medal for Latin.
The mandarr.ius suit of the Marion
and Burnsville turnpike stockholders
to force the penitentiary to furnish
convicts to that road, comes up June
7th before Judge Council. There are
no convicts which can be furnished, so
the road has no case at all. .
FO ASSOCIATE Jl'STICE-
A Letter front Ex-Lieutenant flov
ernor Dnuuhton. Bndomins Chan.
II. Arnulcld, of Iredell.
Sparta. N. C, May 30.
Editor Messenger:
It Is conceded that one of the candi
dates of the democratic party for asso
ciate justice of the supreme court
should be and will be selected from
Western North Carolina. That candi
date must present the mental, moral
and legal qualifications necessary to an
able and faithful discharge of the Im
portant duties of the office of judge of
the supreme court. Of the many gen
tlemen who have been named for this
place I know of no one who combines
all the requisite and necessary qualifi
cations for this position better than
Charles II. Armfleld, of Iredell county.
For twenty years he has devoted him
self to his profession with an applica
tion rarely to be found. He inherits
the great legal mind, judicial tempera,
meat and common sense methods of In
vestigation of his distinguished father.
He has enjoyed an excellent practice
from the time he entered upon his pro
fession to the present, which has been
made up, not from any particular
branch of the law, but from all brancn
es, and he Is considered by the profes
sion an exceptionally able lawyer
in all branches of the profession
known to the practitioner in West
ern North Carolina. He is physically
strong, and capable of doing a great
amount of labor; enjoys a liberal liter
ary education, which he has constantly
added to, and his private life and moral
character are of the highest and best
type.
From a political standpoint no better
nomination could be made, because his
party" record is so clear and consistent
as to inspire the confidence of the whole
people. He belongs to no faction of th
party, and I assure the people of the
state that his nomination would b
thoroughly satisfactory to all demo
crats. He possesses the confidence of
all the people. The most powerful cor
poration and the most humble Individ
ual could safely trust the justness of
bis cause to the legal learning and in
nate fairness of Charles H. Armfield
R. A. DAUGHTON.
Rules for Capitals.
The late William M. Singeriy took a
deep personal interest in the workings
of the mechanical department of the
Record, knew nearly all his typesetters,
pressmen and stereotypers by name,
and frequently spent an hour or two in
chatting with the men in one or an
other of the departments., says the Phil
adelphia Times. The tpyesetter3 (it
was in the ante-Mergen thaler days) of
ten referred questions of "slyle" to him
in John W. Bailey's absence, and on one
occasion asked him if he couldn't do or
say something that should put an end
to arbitrary capitalization of words.
What they wanted was a set rule as to
what words should be capitalized. Sing
eriy, knowing that the typesetters were
not fond of reaching into the upper-case
more frequently than was absolutely
necessary, and holding that a paper was
printed for a day and not for all time,
and, that therefore, syntactical exact
ness in- such matters was not vital,
went up to the composing room, mount
ed the steps leading to the locker gal
lery, and announced:
"Gentlemen! I wish to state for the
benefit of compositors and prcofreaders
that the only words demanding "caps"
in this paper are 'God Almighty.' Wil
liam M. Singeriy,' and 'The Philadel
phia Record.' "
Two Children Killed by a. Train.
Roanoke. Va.. May 31. A Norfolk
and Western passenger train on the
Roanoke and Southern division ran
down and killed Johnnie and Hattie
Ruschell aged respectively 6 and 8
years near Ridgeway. Henry county,
tonight. The girl attempted to cross
th track in front of the train and fell
between the rails. Her younger broth
er went to her rescue and while trying
to carry her away, both were struck by
the engine and instantly killed.
Mr Hoar saya he was so constructed
by his Creator that he is compelled to
take his present position. There are
people who very much regret that
there i so much faulty work in that
nart cf Mr. Hoax's ronsirucuon
Kas to do with his voting parapher
rrfJa The gentleman from Massa
Vhirsetts' i" bod et;cugn in his views.
lmt he has a uisucs". . ? - -
. g-x in i .-11.- ,,MW w.
T1IE CITi OP SEW nEIUC.
Tne Proper Way of Spelling the
Name The Above the Correct
pel!lnz.
Editor of the Messenger:
New Bern, N. C, May 31.
There has been much discussion
which Is still maintained, as to what Is
the correct orthography of the name of
the city of New Bern. It is variously
spelled by the different adherents of the
several methods. New Bern. Newbern.
New Berne and Newb-irne. but the last
mentioned is so absurd and without
warrantt that it will net be considered
In this article.
The enquiry is often made, "What Is
the correct spelling.?" The replies vary,1
as intimated above, according to the
taste of the particular writer, but if in
formation is sought as to the legal
spelling of the name of the town, as
now established by statute, there can
be but one answer; It is New Bern. This
may be seen In the act ol assembly
quoted below, and this epelling would
seem to conform to that originally used.
In an act to amend the charter of the
city of New Bern, bsing chapter 121,
private laws of 1837, the general as
sembly of North Carolina declared:
"That the coroporation heretofore ex
Isting as the city of Newbern shall
hereafter be known and designated as
the city of New Bern, and all laws in
conflict with the a bo re are hereby re
pealed."
In this connection I have been asked
to give some account of the origin and
history of the name of the town, which
ft is thought, may b of interest and
tend somewhat to sei lie the contro
versy as to its spelling.
New Bern was founded in 110 by
Christopher. Baron De Giaffenried,
who, with Louis MichIl, brought out a
colony of Bernese Swiss, and Germans
of the Palatinate, and was named by
him Bern in honor of his native can
ton and city, Bern in Switzerland. Bern
was then, and still Is. the German
Swiss spelling of the v.ord. and it would
seem natural to folio?.' that spelling in
the name of our city.
In the first volume of our Colonial
Records De Graffenried's account of the
settlement of New Bern, written about
1713, is printed in full. A foot note of
the translator on pge 923 says 'De
Graffenried s orthography for Newbern
(sic), most of the tlnio, is the German
form New Bern." Naturally he would
follow the form to which he was ac
customed. He knew no other. There
was, and is. no final, "e" in the name,
which, In the German text, is Bern.
Berne is the name Anglicized and as
such the only authority for that spell
fcng, though the form is preferred and
used by many. Th German form
would appear to be more proper
as denoting the origin of the word, and
its history.
Bern Is tne word. In the old Suabian
dialect of the Germans for bear. The
city of that name was founded in 1191
by Duke Berchtold cf Zaringhen and
the name was given by him, it is said.to
commemorate his exploit in killing-a
bear on the spot where the cathedral of
Bern now stands. The bear is the
principal charge in the Bernese coat-of
arms, and in the city cf Bern are sev
eral bear pits in which bears are kept
n exhibition, and provided for at the
public expense. A handsome flag wasj
presented a few years ago to New Bern,
by its mother city. Upon it is a climb
Ing bear, and the colors of the flag,
lack and red, have been adopted as the
olors also of New Bern.
In 1723 the town of Newbern was in
corporated by the general assembly.and
the spelling last quoted was apparently.
adopted as the legal name. It occurs
twice in the act of Incorporation, and,
as, if to accentuate the orthography,
it appears in italics. The act is given
herewith in full: "From the collection of
private acts of North Carolina, pub
lished by F. X. Martin at Newbern in
1794.
"IX. George I. The 23rd of Novem
ber. 1723. O. S.
"Chapter XIII. An act for the better
settlement the town of Newbern, in the
preclncr of Craven.
I. Whereas, a certain plot of ground.
being nrt of a tract of land, lying in
the fork of Neuse river, late belonging
to the Honorable Colonel Thomas Pol
lock, df "eased, but now the pioperty of
Mr. Cu!I- n pollock, was formerly laid
out into a township by th name of
Newbern. with proper a'lotment for a
church, court house and market place;
as by a plot or draught, upon record In
the clerk's office of Craven precinct.
court, will more plainly appeal : There
fore, for the advancement ot the said
town.
II. Be it enacted by his excellency
the Palatine, and the rest of the true
and absolute lords proprietors of the
province if Carolina by and with the ad
vice and consent of th rest of the
members of the general assembly, now
met at Edenton, for the north east,
part of the said province, and by the
authority of the same, that the said
land, as it is-already laid out by the
said draught, together with as much
other land lying contiguous and most
convenient to the said town, to com
pleat a township, as shall make the
whole two hundred and fifty acres, ro
serving to the owners thereof the prop
erty of such lots as are sold already by
William Hancock, attorney of the said
Colonel Thomas Pollock, is hereby and
henceforward Invested in Mr. Cullen
Pollock, Mr. William Hancock, Jun
and Richard Graves or any of them, forj
the use aforesaid, declared, confirmed
and Incorporated Into a township, by
the name of Newbern; with all privi
leges which ever have belonged "to the
said town, or shall hereafter be ex
pressed, forever."
It will not avail to say that therei
may have been a misprint, for the same
spelling is used in a dozen other places
in the same volume, and Newbern was
the form most commonly used in tnose
and in later days. The United States,
government still preserves that form.
and as Newbern the city is known as a
postoffice
The name, therefor, was originally!
New Bern, the German-Swiss form,
which by act of assembly became New
bern in 1723, and so remained uneil 1S97,
when by statute it became New Bern
the present legal name The Anglici2edj
form New Berne will, however, continue;
to be used by many in preference.
GRAHAM DAVES
To Dispense With Smoke.
Mr. Hugh L. Bond, Jr., general attor
ney for the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road, made a long argument before the
police and jail committee of the city
council yesterday afternoon in favor ofj
giving the railroad time to secure elec
tric locomotives powerful enough to:
draw heavy freight trains over the Belt!
line, and of allowing the open cuts to
remain open so long as electricity Is
used Instead of steam, and the smoice
nuisance abated thereby.
Mr. Alfred . S. Niles, who appeared
with two of hi3 clients, Messrs. George
W. Sad tier and Edwin Bennett, pro
posed that the railroad be compelled to
inclose In a tunnel tne open cut Between
Charles and St. Paul streets, as a com
promise, instead of compelling it to cov
er that section with a train shed and
tunneling the other open space. Balti
more Sun.
FATETTEVILLE If EWS LETTER.
Rooklene Coat a Life 11 eaaant
Reeeptlon Cltlcen Meeting Other
Xew mid Xofes.
Csrrepondence of the Messenger.)
Fayettevlllc, May 3L
The negro employe of the Atlantic
Coast Line railroad, v. hose fearful ac
cident Is given in the telegraphic col
umns of the Messenger this morning,
died during last night. He was a piti
able object when his mangled body was
taken from the track, and earned to the
station platform. Th man was reck
less, but there is a question whether or
not the train was running above the
speed allowed through town.
Yesterday afternoon, at the residence
on Maiden Lane, Mrs. D. M. McFairley
entertained a large number of friends
In honor of Miss Janie Fairiey. of Man
chester. Little May Starr Cook and
Alice Gorham received the cards of the
guests at the door, and In the hall they
were welcomed by Misses Fannie Kyle
and Mabel Elliott. Receiving with Mrs.
Fairiey were Mesdames W. M. Basker
ville, II. T. Graham. H. L. Cook and
Miss Kate Alderman, with Miss Fairiey
were Misses Fannie Williams and Janie
McKethan. Miss Katie Sutton served
lemonade, and presiding in the dining
room were Mrs. G. W. Standi, Misses
Hattle Starr, Jane McKenzie, Mamie
Brown, Roberta Hall and May Wil
liams. Tasteful hands had made the
parlor decorations very attractive.
From 9 to 11 o'clock at night the young
ladies who received, with a number of
young men as guests, passed the hours
delightfully, and a choice supper was
served.
Mrs. Pope and Mrs. Jane Tillinghast
entertained a large number of guests
yesterday afternoon with a "quotation
party," at which Miss Sadie Huske won
the prize. The parlor decorations were
field daises.
The committee appointed by the board
of aldermen. Mayor Mr Mlllan. Captain
A. B. Williams and Mr. F. R. Rose, has
called a mass meeting for next Monday
evening to give expression to the grati
fication at the appropriation loi the up
per Cape Fear, and to thank all In con
gress who befriended us, with especial
thanks to the citizens committee which
pushed the appropriation at Washing
ton, composed of Major E. J. Hale,
chairman: Mr. F. R. Rose, secretary;
Colonel W. S. Cook, Captain A. B. Wil
liams, Messrs. A. H. Slocomb, W. L.
Holt, W. M. Morgan, R. L. Williams, J.
A. King and H. C. Bash.
Stiles Dixon, son of Mr. A. E. Dixon,
manager of the Fayettevllle Ice Com
pany, aged only 10 years, fs a prodigy of
skill in drawing and penmanship. His
maps are finished as the work ot a civil
engineer, and his essays are as complete
and clear-cut as would be expected
from a college student He i3 a pupil of
MIrb Alice Mallett's excellent school.
The force at work on the plant of the
Cape Fear Power Company will soon be
Increased to 300 men or more.
The movement of truck through here
from south to north over the Atlantic
Coast Line railroad has been enormous
during the past month, and trains a
quarter of a mile long, loaded with
vegetables, are comm. m sights at this
point.
Mr. R. H. McDuffle, residing on Hay
mount, hearing a noise in rear of house,
reached the back door :n time to see a
man running off, who tried to force a
window.
Miss Lillian Slocomb won Mr. More
head's prize of a gold locket in yester
day afternoon's golf contest, showing
great skill in the games, as she carried
a handicap of 20 points.
Mr. C. J. Brown, general manager of
the Fayetteville and Aberdeen railroad,
has returned from a business trip north.
Mr. E. D. Kyle, soliciting r gent of the
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company,
was in the city yesterday. It is probable
that on account of the delicate health
of one of the childre.n, Mrs. Kyle and
family will spend the summer in Fay
ettevllle. The commodious anj handsome resi
dence of Dr. J. W. McNeill on Dick
ptreet has been bought by Mrs. G. A
Burns, and the L-eautlful dwelling
which she now occupies on the same
street has become the property of Mr.
R. B. King, the druggist.
Dr. Steele, of Wilmington, was in the
lty yesterday.
The news from Mrs. Nash E. Bunting.
In the Johns Hopkins hospital at Balti
more, is very encouraging and gratify
ing to her friends
Mr. Henry Elson, formerly a Fayette
vllle merchant, now In business in
Georgia, is shaking hands with many
warm friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Cromartie, of
Garland, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. G.
G. Myrover.
HORNER MILITARY SCHOOL.
Jnnior Field Day Contests German
in Honor of Visiting; Ladles.
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Oxford. N. C. May 23.
The junior field day contests, open to
all cadets under seventeen years of
age, opened the programme of the fifty
first commencement of the Horner Mil
itary school. The cotest for honors be
tween the individuals and companies
was very enthusiastic, and the majority
of the cadets elligible were entered for
one or more events. There were thir
teen events arranged for and gold med
als offered to the winner In each. Thoss
who received medals were as follows:
Half mile run, C. D. Pierce, 2 minutes.
30 seconds.
Running high jump, H. Hardaway, 4
feet, 7 inches.
100 yards dash. N. Orrell, 12 seconds.
Putting shot. Nr. Orrell. 31 feet, 11
inches.
Quarter mile run. B. H. Perry, 64 sec
onds. Throwing hammer. B. H. Perry, 5S
feet.
One mile run. A. Shaw. 5 minutes, 49
seconds.
Pole vault, H. Hardaway. 6 feet, 7
Inches.
220 yards dash. B. H. Perry, 29 sec
onds. 220 yards hurdle, C. D. Pierce, 39 sec
onds. Iroad jump, B. H. Perry, 15 feet.
B0 yards dash, B. H. Perry, 6 seconds.
One mile relay race, Co. As team, 4
minutes, 48 seconds.
For company honors in athletics, Co.
A scored 69 points, Co. B 56. Tomorrow
the senior field day contests, open to
all cadets, comes off; and tomorrow
evening the german club gives a ger
man in honor of the visiting ladles.
There are a number of visitors jn the
city for the closing exercises of the
school, and all is in holiday attire in
honor of the occasion.
Earthquake shock In Greenville,
South Carolina.
Greenville, S. C, May 30. A distinct
earthquake shock was felt here early to.
day. The tremor was accompanied by
a low rumbling sound, continued for
several seconds.
UILUINGTON UARKETS.
Thursday, May. 29.
Receipts of cotton today .
Receipts same day last year 20 bales.
This season's receipts to date 275.2S3
bales.
Receipts same day last year 25,591
bales.
The quotations posted at 4 o'clock to
day at the exchange:
COTTON Dull.
Ordinary 6 7-16
Good Ordinary SH
Low Middling 8 7-16
Middling 9H
Good Middling 9 3-16
Same day last year 7H-
hAVAL STORES.
SPIRITS TURPENTINE Quiet 45c.
ROSIN Steady at JL10 to $1.15.
TAR Firm at JL35.
CRUDE TURPENTINE Firm: hard
J1.40; yellow dip2.50; virgin 52.60.
Prices same day last year Spirits
turpentine 32U and 31 Vs; rosin $1.00
and $1.03; tar $1.23; crude turpentine
51.10 and $2.10.
Receipts today 113 casks spirits tur
pentine 220 barrels of tosin. Ci barrels
of tar, 149 barrels of ciude turpentine.
Receipts same day last year 73 casks
spirits turpentine, 124 barrels of rosin,
40 barrels of tar, S3 barrels crude turpentine-
rRODCCK.
SALT 100's 40c; ISO's 70c. 200's 83c;
F F $1.35; in less than car lots.
DRY SALTED SIDES 30c.
BUTTED 35c.
COFFEE S to lie.
FLOUR Straights $4.25 to $4.50 2nd
patents $4.50 to $4.75; lull $4.75 to $5.00.
MOLASSES S. House 15c; New Or
leans Brights, 23 to 25c; Porto Rico 30
to 25c; Cuba 28 to 40c.
SUGAR Granulate $4.70; W. C. X.
No. 5 $4.20; No. 7 $4.03; No. 3 $3.90: No.
11. $3.80.
LARD (Tierce I&sis) Pure lie;
Compound 10c.
COUNTRY PRODUCE.
PEANUTS North Carolina 70 to 75c
Virignia 60 to 70c; Spanish 70 to 75o.
CORN S3 to 85.
CORN MEAL 77c.
EGGS Steady at 14c.
CHICKENS Hens f.0 to 53c: rosters
25 to 30c.
N. C. BACON Hams I3c. shoulders
9c; sides 10 to 11c.
SHINGLES Per 1,000; b-inch saps
$2.00; 5-inch hearts, $2.50; 6-inch saps
$3.00; 6-inch hearts $4.C0.
TIMBER:
Per M feet Extra millii g . . . .S7.007.5O
Mill prime $6.006.50
Mill fair $4.5005.50
Common mill $4.0004.50
Inferior to ordinary $3.5004.00
Friday, May 30.
Receipts of cotton today 3 bales.
Receipts same day last year .
This season's receipts to date 275.2S8
bales.
Receipts same day last year 256,601
bales.
The quotations posted at 4 o'clock to
day at the exchange:
COTTON Quiet.
Ordinary 6 7-16
Good Ordinary 8
Lod Middling 8 7-16
Middling 9
Good Middling 9 3-16
Same day last year "ic
NAVAL STORES.
SPIRITS TURPENTINE - Nothing
doing.
ROSIN Steady at $1.10 and $1.15.
TAR Firm at $1.33.
CRUDE TURPENTINE Firm; hard
$1.40; yellow dip $2.50; virgin $2.60.
Prices same dav last year Spi.its
turpentine 31 and 31c; rosin $1.05 and
$1.10: tar $1.20; crude turpentine $1.10
and $2.10.
Receipts today 58 casks spirits tur
pentine, 202 barrels of rosin, 27 barrels
or tar, 112 barrels of crude turpentine.
Receipts same day la&t year 73 casks
spirits turpentine, 124 barrels of rosin,
40 barrels of tar, 83 barrels crude tur
pentine I'liODUCn;.
SALT 100's 40c; 180s 70c: 200's 85c;
F F $1.35; in less than car lots
DRY SALTED SIRES ICc
BUTTER 35c.
COFFEE 8 to 11c.
FLOUR Straights $4.25 to $4.50; 2nd
patents $4.50 to $4.75; full 4.75 to $5.00.
MOLASSES S. House iF.e. New Or
leans Brichts. 23 to 25c: Porto Rico 30
to 35c; Cuba 28 to 40c.
SUGAR Granulated $4.70; W. X. C.
No. 5 $4.20; No. 7 $4.05; No. 9 $3.90; No.
11 $3.80.
LARD (Tierce Basis) Pure lie; com
pound 10c.
COUNTRY produce:.
PEANUTS North Carolina 70 to 75c;
Virginia 60 to 70c; Spanish 70 to 75e.
CORN 83 to 85c.
CORN MEAL77c.
N. C. BACON Hams 13c; shoulders
9c; sides 10 tp 11c
EGGS Steady at 14c.
CHICKENS Hens 3035c: roosters 25
to 30c.
SHINGLES Per 1.000 ; 5-Inch saps
$2.00; 5-inch hearts, $2.50; C-inch sap9
$3.00: 6-inch hearts $4.00.
TIMBER:
Per M feet Extra milling 57.C0&7.5O
Mill prime $6.0006.50
Mill fair $4 505.00
Common mill $4.0004.50
Inferior to ordinary $3.504.00
Saturday, May 31.
Receipts of cotton today 27 bales.
Receipts same day last year 163 bales
IThis season's receipts to date 275,315
bales.
" Receipts same day last year 236,761
bales.
The quotations posted at 4 o'clock
today at the exchange:
OOTON Steady.
Ordinary 6 7-16
Good Ordinary Shi
Low Middling 8 7-16
Middling 9
Good Middling 9 3-16
Same day last year 7.
NAVAL STORE?
SPIRITS TURPENTINE Nothing
doing.
ROSIN Firm at $1.10 to $1.13.
TAR Firm at $1.33
CRUDE TURPENTINE Firm: hard
$1.40; yellow dip $2.50; virgin $2.60
Prices same dav last yea. Spirits
turpentine 31 and 32c, rosin $1.00
aad $1.10, tar $1.25, crude turpentine
$1.10 and $2.10.
Receipts today 71 casks spirits tur
pentine, 301 barrels of rosin. 9 barrels
of tar, 17 barrels of crude turpentine.
Receipts same day last year 98 casks
spirits turpentine, 290 barrels of rosin,
Xtl barrels of tar. 103 barrels of crude
turpentine.
. PRODUCE
SALT 100's 40c; ISO's 70c; 200's 85c;
P F $L35: in less than car lots.
DRY SALTED SIDES 10c
BUTTER 35c,
COFFEE 8 to He
FLOUR Straight $425 to $4.50;
tad patents $4.50 to $4.75: full $4.75 to
$3.00
MOLASSES S. House. Uc. New Or f
leans Brights, 23 to 23c; . Porto Rico S3
co 85c; Cuba. 23 to 43c.
SUGAR Granulated $4.70: W. C. X.
Ko. 5, $4.20; No. 7. $4.05: No. 9. $3.90: No.
U. $3.80-
LARD (Tierce Basis) Pure 11c. Com
pound 10ci
N3UNTRY PRODUCiv
PEANUTS North Carolina 70 to 75c:
Virginia, 60 to "0c; Spanish 70 to 75c.
CORN S3 to SSc
CORN MEAL 77.
EGGS Steady at Uc
CHICKENS Hens SC to 35c: rousters
25 to 20c.
N- C BACON Hams 13c: shoulders
9c: sides 10 to 11c
SHINGLES Per L030. 5-inch saps
$2.00; 5-lnch hearts. $2.50: C-inch sap
3.00: 6-lnch hearts $4.00
TIMBER:
Per M feet Extra mllllns:.... $7.00g7 50
Mill prime J5.00ti6.50
Mill fair $4.506.5O
Common J 1. 00 i 4.53
Inferior .o ordinarv $3.50J?4 00
H'?KHTS BY TrWlAPH.
riXASCIAt.
New York. May 31 Prime mercantile
paper 4 to 44 per cent., sterling ex-
ohange nominal, with actual business
in bankers' bills at $4. Si for demand and
at $4.S4i for sixty days; posted rates
$4.S5U and $4.8S; commercial bills $4.83"
and $4.S4"s; bar silver 51: Mexican
dollars 41ic
COTTOS.
Liverpool, May 31. Cotton: Limited
demand, prices steady. American ruid
Uing 5 5-32d. The salts of the day were
5,000 bales, of which 500 were for specu
lation and export and included 2,900
American. Receipts none.
Futures opened steady and clesd
Quiet. American middling G O C: June
5d ?eHers; June and July 4 62-64d buy
ers; July and August 4 9-64dir4 60-64d
buyers: August and September 4 52-64d
6 4 53-64d sellers; September and Octo
ber 4 36-64d sellers; OctoDer and Novem
ber 4 27-64d buyers; November anj De
cember 4 24-64d buyeru; December and
January 4 23-64d buyers; January and
February 4 22-64dj4 23-C4d buyers.
PORT ItECKIITS-
Galveston firm at 9Vic; net receipts
1.921 bales.
Noroflk holiday; net receipts 35 bales.
Baltimore nominal at 9c.
Boston firm at 9c.
Wilmington steady at 9Hc; net re
ceipts 27 bales.
Philadelphia holiday; net receipts 5
bales.
Savannah steady at 9 3-16c; net re
ceipts 1,119 bales.
New Orleans quiet at 9?ic; net re
ceipts 2477 bales.
Mobile nominal at 9c; net receitps 3
bales.
Memphis steady at 94c; net receipts
S2 bales.
Auguta quiet at 3c; net receipts 11
bales.
Charleston quiet and nominal; net re
ceipts 5 bales.
Cincinnati (two days) quiet at 9Uc;
net receipts 479 bales.
Louisville firm at 3--
St. Louis quiet at JVic; net receipts
C9 bales.
Houston quiet at 91c;vnet receipts 1,
431 bales.
New York, May 31. Following are the
total net receipts of cotton at all ports
since September 1. 1301: Galveston 2.
016,774 bales; New Orleans 2.194,535
bales: Mobile 151.660 bales; Savannah 1,
102.247 bales; Charleston 262.749 bales;
Wilmington 275,144 bales; Norfolk 445,
SS9 bales; Baltimore 91.3S5 bales; New
York 157,454 bales; Boston '117,778 bales;
Newport News 21334 bales:. Philadel
phia 31,937 bales: Vancouver 2,554 bales;
Hrunswick 118,762 balei: Fernandina 4.
950 bales; Pensacola 170,592 bales; Port
Arthur 51.976 bales; Port Townsend 109,
2S6 bales; San Francisco 24.S34 bales;
Portland, Ore., 12,219 baies: El Paso 11,
390 bales; Eagle Pas 2.250 bales: La
redo 6.730 bales. Total 7.374473 bales.
New York, May 31. Cotton, holiday;
gross receipts 1,317 baics; stock 1S2.424
bales
Total today at all U. S. portE Net re
ceipts 4,963 bales; exports to Greoat
Britain 1.S26 bales; to the Continent 100
bales; stock 422,077 bal.
Consolidated at all U. S. ports Net
receipts 4.963 bales; exports to Great
Britain 1.826 bales: to the Continent 100
bales.
Totnl since September 1st at all U- S.
ports Net receipts 7.378,288 bales; ex
Iorts to Great Britain 2.952,065 bales;
to France 706.423 bal's: to the Conti
nent 2,729,688 bales.
RAI3i AND ritOVISIOXS.
Chicago, May 31. The leading futures
"ansred as follows:
Ooen. ULeh. Low. Close.
Wheat No. 2
May 72 73 72U 72
July., 72 72 71 72
Sept 71 Tl 70. 70
Dec 72 72 71 71
Corn No. 2
May 61 614 t0 61
July 62U 62 61V4 61
Sept 59 59 59 59
Oits No 2
May 46 49 46 49
July (old) ... 34 34 34 34
July (new) .. 36 37 36U 36
Sept (old) ... 28 28 21 27
Sept (new) .. 30U 30 25 30
Mes Pork per bbl
July .. .. 17.05 17.12 17.05 17.1
Sept .. .. 17.17 17.22 17.15 17.20
Lard, per 100 lbs
July .. .. 10.15 10.22 10.15 10.20
Sept .. .. 10.20 10.2t 1020 10.22
Short ribs, per 100 lbs
July 9.67 9.73 9.67 9.75
Sept 9.67 9.75 9.67 9.72
Cash quotations were as follows:
Flour steady; winter patents $3.85;
straights $3.40 to $3.20; clears $3.20 to
$3.60; spring specials $4.30 to $4 40; Pat
ents $3.50 to $3.90; specials $3.00 to $3.30;
No. 2 wheat 73 to 72t; No. 3. 69 to
73 Uc; No. 2 red 79 to 80 c. No. 2 yel-
ioy corn 61 to 62c; No. 2 oats 39 to
41c; No. 2 white 43U to 44&c; No. 3
white 42 to 44c; mess pork per barrels
$17.10 to $17.15; lard per 100 pounds $10.
12 to $1015; short ribs sides (loose)
$9.70 to $9.80; dry salted shoulders
(boexd) 8 to Sc; short clear sides
(boexd) $10.20 to $10.30; whiskey, basis
of hgh wines, $1.30.
RAVAL STORES.
Savannah, May 31. Turpentine firm
45c; receipts 1,019 caf-ks, sales 1,455
casks; exports 579 casks. Rosin firm;
receipts 2.066 bbls; ales 3,235 barrels;
exports 1,392 barrels. Quote: A B D
E $1.25; F $1.32; G $1.40; II $1.65; I
$1-95; K $2.45; M $2.90; N $3.20; W G
$3.50; W W $3.60.
Charleston, May 31. Turpentine and
rosin unchanged.
HAIX AID PSOTUIOII.
Chicago, May 3L Aside from the ter
mination of the successful corner in
May oats and the accompylng flurry
and higher prices in that pit speculation
In grains today was again under bear
dominance. For the third successive
day corn showed marked weakness
and in fluenced the other markets. July
wheat closed He low-r, July corn to
c down and July oats Uc down. May
oats closed l4c higher than Thursday
and at the top price on record. Pro
visions closed firm 5 to 7 to 10c up.
HESTER' COTTOS REPORT.
New Orleans, May 31. Secretary Hes
ter's weekly cotton statement issued to
. . . . . &
cay snows tne amount urvuui auw
sight during the past week to have been
2S.633 bales, against 63,S94 for tho same
days ending this date last year, arid
39,197 year before last, and for the thir
ty days of May it has been 22L3$.
against 304.70 last year, and 213.S61 yer
before lasL
The movement since September 1st.
shows receipts at all United States ports
of 7.379.857 bales, against 7.09S.2S9 last
year; overland across the Mississippi.
Ohio and Potomac river to northern
mills and Canada 1.037.031. against L
025.625 last year; interior stocks, in ex
cess cf thoso held at the close of the
commercial year 33,820. against 322,456
last year; southern mill takings l.S,
C00. against 1,211.524 last year. This win
make the total movement from Septem
ber 1st to date 9.415.70S. against 9,667.974
last year.
Foreign exports for the week have
been 55.34S bales, against 49.310 last year,
making the total thus far for the sea
son 6.2U1.&94. against S.s$9.732 last year.
The total takings of American xe.HI.
north and south and Canada thuB far
for the season have bern 3,406,677 bale,
against 3.052.41$ last year.
Stocks at the seaboard and the twenty-nine
leading southern Interior cen
ters have decreased during the week
60,70 bales, agalrst a decrease during
the corresponding period last season of
Includins stocks left over at port?
and interior towns from the last crop
and the number of bales brought int
sight thus far for the new crop the sup
ply to date Is 10.203.335 bales, against
9,790.50$ for the same period last ye.1"
Note The statement of the werkiy
movement will be discontinued for th -?
remainder of the- season.
COTTON" FtTlUi:
New Orleans. May 31. In spot cotton
today there was no heavy trading done.
Quotations were unchanged. The mar
ket for contracts was devoid of anima
tion throughout the short session.
Prices opened 2 iolnts under for Octo
ber and at even figures for other months
and being without support sagged off
during the forenoon under tho preseuro
of sales of a few hundred bales, th
market closing finally steady at
losses from yesterday of 1 to 5 points
OAJTK CLEARIXCft.
New York. May 31. Total bank clear
ings for the week ended May 29th wcr.
$2,007,486,160. Increase 23.2 per cent.:
outside New York $743,661,423. Increase
28.5 per cent.
WEEKLY UA5K STATEMCJTT.
New York. May 31. Thf statement o?
the associated banks for five days nn j
for the week ending today shows:
Loans $S85.592.600. increase $15,109,300;
deposits $948,326,400. increase $16,575,400;
circulation $31,245,300. Incmase $74,500;
legal tenders $76,474,000. Increase $1,157.
S00; specie $172,536,600. Increase $613,600:
reserves $249,010,600. increase $1,771,400:
reserve required $237,081,600, Increase $4.
143.850: surplus $11,929,000. decrease $2 -307.215.
ClUHEXT COMMENT.
The death is announced of Prefeir
KuFmaul. the German army surgeon
who introduced the stomach pump Into
medical practice. He was famous for
getting at tho true inwardness f
things In general. Richmond Dispatch.
North Carolina Is going to elect
Michael II. Justice to be chief justice
of her supreme court. When Justice
Justice mounts the woolsack there is
every reason for thinking those -who
seek justice at his hands will get jus
tice. Savannah News.
A congressman out in Ohio who was
recently renominated to represent hU
district in the national house, has de
clined the honor. No mention in made
of any mental -derangement in the dis
patch; it Just t.mpiy states in plain
black and white that he declined.
Here's a chance like those that you
read about for the Dime Museums!
Augusta Chronicle.
The lone star of Cuba has ri3er. as
the youngest le public, yet some pt-ople
are still skeptical concerning the polit
ical freedom of a republic that Is oc
cupied by the naval stations of a. su
perior power having the right to in
tervene whenever In its Judgment such
Intervention may be deemed necessary
for the maintenance of order. If, on,
the other hand, for watt of reciprocal
relations with the United States the
commerce of Cuba shall spread with
other nations we will be apt to hear
how ungratefu' are the Cubans for all
the American people have done far
them. Philadelphia Record.
auc iiuuse oi representatives snouia
adopt without delay the resolution in
troduced by Congressman Goldfogle. of
New York, calng for an Inquiry into
the outrageous action of Russia in for
bidding Jewish citizens of the United
States to entei the czar's domains.
The victims of this assertion of Rus
sian tyranny resent It not as Jews,
but as American citizens. They rest
ineir case upon article 1 of the treaty
of 1832 between Russia and the United
States, which i.ads as follows: "There
shall be between the territories of the
high contracting parties a reciprocal
liberty of commerce and navigation.
The Inhabitants of their respective
states shall mutually have liberty to
nter the porL places and rivers of
the territories ot each party wherever
foreign commerce Is permitted. They
shall be at liberty to sojourn and re
side In all oarts whatsoever In aJd
territories, in crder to attend to their
an airs. Atlanta Journal.
A Hebnkr from General Otis.
"Major General Otis," says the Phil
adelphia Times, "was present at a re
cent gathering where a young man
who had seen some little service in
the Porto Rican skirmishes of 1898 wa
fluttering the groundlings with tales of
horror and heiom in that campaign,
which he pictured on a scale so large
that Waterloo seemed a small affair
by comparison. The young man was
fond of an audience, and seemed to re?
sent the 111 concealed impatience man
ifested by the general during his de
scriptions. Finally Otis interrupted
with: Tounj man, you probably have
not heard the stcry of tho victim of
the Johnstown flood of 18S9, who.when
he reaehed Paradise, he ascended a
cloud that served within the pearly
gates as a rostrum and undertook to
thrill his new made Acquaintances
among the shades with an account of
the disaster through which he had
passed. He was Interrupted by a
gray bearded old man In the group.
m,ee kucketiul-a mere bucketful!'
the old fellow piped. -Don't waste so
i",uclV tlm Ulkin of a small affair
like that!" The Johnstown man re
sented this. Anrt nvk c ta i&.
of whom ie a&ked: "Who is that old
codger who seems to think oar flood
sach a trifling matter 7 That?" said
St. Peter. "Why, that's Noah." -
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