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TU5S TKItllORIZE NORFOLK j
Jtluc-Jackcls and Marines IYom the
Portsmouth Navy Yard Oclebrate
Christina in the Main Street of the
Virginian City Cars Stalled and
Traffic Subtended While the Howdy
Maii-'o'Wars Men Held Sway.
Norfolk, Va.f December 25. Five
hundred or more ijnited State3 sal'ors
and marines had possession of Church
street, between Main and Cove streets,
tonigth, and at one time, when the
blue jackets threatened to do bodily
harm to two negroes who happened
to be passing, it looked as though
there might be serious trouble. Pa
trolman Stephenson came to the relief
of the frightened darkeys, who were !
taken from the sailors by force, and
the negroes lost no time in leaving ihe
vicinity. Stephenson was compelled
to push his way through the crowd
and he arrived at a time when things
looked bad for the colored men. By
force he released the negroes. Hun
dreds of sailors and marines got shore
liberty today. To celebrate the occa
Kion, about 300 of the sailors formed
in line at Church and Holt streets
and they paraded down the street.
The tars apparently cared not where
they aimed their Roman candles and
the sparks went flying on the roofs of
houses and many times near the faces
Arrived in front of the naval Y. M.
C. A. on Church street, the marchers
joined some 500 of their mates and the
street was blocked. Trolley cars were
stalled, citizens took to the middle of
the street and traffic was suspended
for a while. The naval Y. . M. C. A.
was the rendezvous for the sailors,
and they not only crowded that place
but blocked the sidewalks for a block
and civilians were either compelled to
take a round-about way or push their
way through the mob of enlisted men.
Here, too, there were plenty of fire
works, and it was dangerous to walk
in the vicinity, since the men pointed
their Roman candles and the tire
crackers in every direction.
AX APPEAL. TO AMKUICA
Russian Outrages Condemned Polish
National Alliance Reminds the "Free
People of America of the Services
of Koscuiszko and Palaskl.
rtoston. December 25. The Russian
bureaucracy is condemned in resolu
tions passed last night at a meeting of
the local branch of the Polish National
The resolutions express sympathy
for the people of the Russian empire,
"Who are seeking in a constitution
defense against the autocracy and
bureaucracy, the cause of their mis
fortunes," and adds:
"We condemn the murders and as
saults of a defenceless people, com
mitted at the inspiration of the min
ions of the Czar's bureaucracy.
"Actuated by a feeling: of righteous
indignation at the commission of such
cruelties unheard of in the history of
the world, and realizing the gravity
of the present situation in Russian Po
land, we appeal to the free people of
America, who at all times have ex
pressed sympathy and give assistance
to those oppressed and struggling: for
freedom, that they will not forget our
beloved Poland which sent forth to
the assistance of the struggling new
American Republic, Kosciusko and
Pulaski, which furnished hundreds of
volunteers in the ranks of the army
that struggled for the freedom of the
colored man: Poland, whose sons in
hundreds enlisted under the American
llag in its latest war for the indepen
dence of Cuba.
"The fact of the news sent to us
from our native land where the Polish
people are massing themselves in sup
port of their national rights to a po
litical existence as a nation; where
our people are falling as martyrs to
a cause: where the prisons are being
filled with innocent people, we Pole3
now livirnr in America, do not only
sympathize with our countrymen in
Poland, and do not. only unanimously
approve the demands made by them
of the Russian government, but we do
obligate ouselves to support, accord
ing to our means, the cause of our
countrymen in Poland."
A Jl'G TRAIN FOR A FACT
For Two Nights it I tins Been a Sight
to See How Ilooze Comes in.
Owirjg to the heavy liquid travel
on the O. & C. road the evening trains
on that road, which is due here at
6:30. has been from a half to an hour
late. It has a jug contingent that
corner in from Clarksville and South
Boston, which nuts in Durham be
tween five and six hundred gallons of
liquor an evening, at least it has for
the past two evenings.
From the looks of the Express of
lice after this rain comes in it ap
peal's that Durham is "very wet.
Night before last and last night the
scenes there have been most remark
able for a prohibition town. Thurs
day nisrht one hundred and twenty
five jugs came in. besides packages
" that were boxed up. A hundred or
more people, of all sizes, ages and
complexions, were there looking after
"a small package", and they crowd
ed the office to such an extent that
it was necessary to keep a policeman
I..ast night the scene enacted wai?
upon a larger scale. There were four
large trupks full of lugs about two
hundred or more. These ranged
from half gallons to four and a half
gallons, besides the boxes. To greet
these there were at least two hun
dred who crowded the depot shed,
around the Express office, like people
crowding a circus' ticket wagon,
when the band strikes up. Thera
was no disturbance but an anxiety to
get ' dat little Christmas package."
The doors of the Express office were
closed until they could be checked
up. and when this was done the win
dows became the scene of shiney eyes
on the outside, peeping in to see how
things, were working. "When ready
for delivery the jugs were given to
those whose names were on the tags,
and there all were sorts of new citizens
here, who paid the freight and hustled
One jug was called out for "Fuller
Booze." and an old darkey yelled out.
"Dat's me!" and he got it.
It is estimated that by Christmas
morning there .will' be in Durham li
ouor to the amount of possibly four or
five thousand " gallons. Durham Sun
CREW OF BARGE MISSING
Harrowing Story of the Sea- Captain
3lac Kcnzie, Ills Wife and Five Men
Relieved to Have Perished Derelict
Reported With no Signs of Life
Altoard. " -
Norfolk. Va., December 25. Accord
ing to reports received here today the
barge Bath, which was cut adrift by
the steamer Bayview during the last
storm off Winter Quarter, was adrift
there several days ago 35 miles east,
southeast of Cape Henry. There were
no signs of life aboard and either Cap
tain MacKenzie, his wife and hi3 crew
of five men were taken off by some
vessel bound across or they were lost
in the blow. There has been no re
port of the Bath's crew, but it
is possible that the crew were picked
up by some foreign vessel and they
are now on their way to Europe where
they will report their arrival..
When the steamer Dennis Simmon3,
which runs between Washington, N.
C, and Washington, D. C, came into
port today Captain Slemmons reported
to the office of Hudson Brothers that
he had spoken to a schooner coming
up the coast which reported to him
that three days ago she had sighted
the Bath at the point mentioned, that
there were no signs of life aboard and
that as the schooner was in no posi
tion to take the barge in tow she wa3
compelled to abandon the rich price.
The barge appeared to be in good con
dition and was drifting slowly to the
south. When she was abandoned she
had 2,500 tons of coal in her. How
the barge could have weathered the
storm is a mystery, since when rhe
was abandoned she was reported to
be leaking. The name of the schooner
which reported to the Simmons was
The Bath was in tow of the Lake
steamer Bayview, bound for Newport
"News to Boston with coal and when
off Winter Quarter, the steamer and
barge were struck by the awful storm
which was then sweeping up the coast.
In order to save herself the steamer
cut the barge loose. The Bayview tried
to make Cape Henry and was blown
south of Virginia Beach. She had a!
(trying time making the capes and
when she arrived in the Roads, report
ed the loss of the Bath. The Bayview
immediately coaled up and left tn
seach of the barge, but returned alter
a fruitless search. Since then the rev
enue cutter, Onondago and the gunboat
Hornet have been searching for the
missing barge. .
BABIKS NARROWLY ESCAPE
Hundreds of Tots and Their Toy-TJaden
Christmas Trees Carried Into the
Street to Escape Theatcned Destruc
tion. New York, December 25. Hundreds
of tenement house babies and their
toyladen Christmas trees were carried
into the street before daylight today
during a fire which threatened to ob
literate several blocks of the city in
the vicinity of Fifty-eighth street and
Eleventh avenue. A six-story factory
building at 534 and 538 West Fifty
eighth street was completely destroy
ed, with a loss of $100,000.
With tenement houses on three sides
and with the gas tanks of the Con
solidated Gas Company within reach
of showers of sparks, the water pres
sure partially failed when the fire was
hottest. Fire engines were hastily
coupled together, pumping in pairs
and this device, together with the
bold work of the firemen, who ad
vanced almost into the zone of the
flames in order to play on the fire
with their weak streams, finally saved
the hundreds of surrounding homes.
The fire was first discovered when,
flames burst from the third story
windows and belched completely
across Firty-eighth street with a roar
like a discharging cannon.
The rooms of Roosevelt Hospital,
some distance away, were lighted as
if by daylight. There was great alarm
among both patients and their atten
dants. At the height of the fire thousands
of spectators momentarily forgot the
burning building in watching a strug
gle in the upper window of a tenement
house in Fifty-eighth street. A man
started climbing over the window sill,
preparing to drop to the street in his
night clothes. Another man reached
out to save him. The two fought in
the window above the sidewalk while
the crowd below cleared a circle with
a blanket outstretched to save him.
The half-crazed man, however, was
drawn back through his window by
main strength. The sun had risen be
fore the danger was entirely over. One
fireman was' injured by falling glass.
How to Treat Your Town.
The following from an exchange is
T:t lk about it.
Write about it.
Trade at home.
Re public spirited.
Take a home pride in it.
Tell of its business resources.
Tell of its natural advantages.
Trade and induce others to trade
When strangers come xo town use
Don't call your best friends frauds
Support the local institutions !hat
benefit your town.
Ixxk ahead of yourself when all the
town is to Ih considered.
Don't forget you U'venfT the people
here, and you should help others as
they help you.
Don't advertise in the local paper to
help the proprietor," but to help your
self. Tret's get together and keep things
moving, hustling, all the time, cheer
fully keeping a stiff upper lip waiting
for the good time coming forthe old
towu. Iet's try it. Do it now.
It makes no difference how long yon
have been sick, if you are troubled
with indigestion, constipation, liver
and kidney troubles, Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea will make you well. 35
cents. R. R. Bellamy.
CHRISTMAS IN ICADHIGII
Day Was One of Most Enjoyable Ever
Spent There Five Corporations
Clmrtercd Immense Express EusJ-
aesifr Reason for Pardon of tho
Hurray Pro there.
Raleigh, N. C, Decern ler 2a
Raleigh people look back with gen
uine pleasure to one of the merriest
Christmas' they ever spent. Though
ever four thousand dollars worth of
whiskey was sold Saturday at the dis
pensary; Raleigh people bought only
about a fourth of it, it is said, and
there was extremely little drunken
ness visible on Christinas day, though
there was considerable Saturday night
and some Sunday. No aeddeub were
reported, nor any fighting.
The sheriff of the county said that
far as he had heard that Christinas
was uice and quiet all over Wake.
People settled down to business to
day and at the capitol routine work
was in progress. The governor had a
good deal of mail to attend to. The
secretary of state chartered five cor
porations, these being the Moorcsville
laii & Trust Company, of Iredell
county, capital stock $100,000, C. P.
McNeeley and others stockholders;
the Stephens-Hand Company of Dunn,
to do a wholesale mercantile business,
capital stock $50,000, W. A. Stephens
and William It. Hand stock holders; the
Lenoir Commercial Club of Kinston;
the Four Oaks Lumber Company of
Johnson countyr John C. Keen and
others stockholders, capital stock $50,
000; C. E. Hooper and D, A. Hurley
and" J. F Matthews, under the name
of C. E. Hooper & Company to do a
hotel and inn keeping business at
Charlotte, capital stock $I00.(MX.
State Treasurer Lacy is not well and
was unable to be out Christmas or to
be at his oliice today.
This morning as James Baker, one
of the best known and most esteemed
colored men in Raleigh was crossing
the street car track on Fayetteville
street, a block from the capilol, as he
was on the point of stepping aside to
give way for a car, a dray heavily
loaded with barrels came by, thus
causing him to step back, the car fend
er striking him and throwing him to
cne si;!o. bis head striking the pave
ment. It was stated that bis injuries
were not dangerous.
Among the interesting sermons
preached here yesterday was one by
Rev. W. Sakakibara, a Japanese min
ister, who spoke on Japanese festivals
at the Christmas festival at the
Church of the Good Sheperd.
The express business at Raleigh this
year was alout 25 per cent, greater
than ever before, and the postmaster
said this was the case also as to the
business of that office.
Much regret is expressed here at the
death of Hon. J.Tames A. Lockharr,
who ditnl at Charlotte Sunday. He
had served often in the legislature and
had a wide acquaintance in this city,
where he was very greatly esteemed."
Several of the Raleigh colored edu- f
e a tors will go to the meeting of the
National Association at Richmond this
week. President Dudley of the negro
Agricultural and Mechanical college
will be on hand.
Mr. Walter R. Miller and Miss-Ellen
Hogue created a very pleasant sensa
tion at the Baptist Tabernacle after
the Sunday .morning service while the
choir was practicing by going forward
and announcing to the minister that
they desired to be married. The cere
mony was performed there. They
have gone to Winston, the former
home of the groom.
The reason Clovernor Glenn pardon
ed the brothers Murray, of Madison
count?', who were sentenced in 11X4 to
the penitentiary, was because they had
over-served their terms by some days.'
and their conduct during their stay in
the penitentiary was exceptionally
Rough skin and cracked hands are
not only cured by De Witt's Witch Ha
zel Salve, but an occasional application
will keep the skin soft and smooth.
Best for Eczema, Cuts, Burns, Boils,
etc. The genuine DeWitfs Witch
Hazel Salve affords immediate relief
in all forms of Blind. Bleeding, Itch
ing and Protruding Piles. Sold by R.
How srlad Kins: Edward must be that
he doesn't have to make up British
cabinets himself. Philadelphia In
quirer. In Mad Chase.
Millions rush in mad chase after
health, from one extreme of faddism
to another, when, if they would only
eat good food, and keep their bowete
regular with Dr.King's New Life Pins,
their troubles would all pass away
Prompt relief and quick cure for liver
and stomach trouble. 25c at R. R
Bellamy's drug store; guaranteed.
Xcw Kcliious Paper.
The Messenger, a new religious pa
per, has been started in Wilson. It is
a model of neatness in its general get
up and is edited by the able and pop
ular pastor of Mu Missionary Baptist
, church, the Rev, John T. Jenkins. It
will have a fine field for the scattering
of biblical truths, and will doubtless
wield a big influence in the upbuilding
of the Master's kingdom in the bounds
of the Tar River Association, its
chosen ground. Elm City Mirror.
Don't dmg the stomach to cure a
-ough. One Minute Cough Cure cuts
the mucous, draws the inflammation
out of the throat, lungs aud bronchial
tubes, heals, soothes and cures. A
quick cure for Croup and Whooping
f'oiieb. Sold bv R. R. Bellamy.
Mr. Roosevelt's eloquent vindication
of Paul Morton could hardly be justi
fied If it were not a vindication of him
self. New York World.
Mr. Roosevelt's Wish.
President Roosevelt resents the pub
lic interest i-i his private aFairs. Speak
ing of a letter of condolence on the in
juries of Theodore Junior, in the foot
ball game he said. "Yes, Teddy had his
nose broken and I wish the man that
wrote that letter had his head broken.
j Iurham Sun.
P1I.ES fourteen years
Terrible Case Cured Painlessly With
Only One Treatment of Pyramid pfie
Fret Package in Plain Wrapi Mail
ed to Everylne Who Writes.
"I have been a terrible sufferer of
pils for fourteen (14) years and dur
ing all this time you qan have an
Idea of how many kinds of medicine
I tried. But I found no relief what
ever. I felt there must be something
that could care me without having
to undergo an operation which might
Now, after trying but one treatn;at
of your 'Pyramids,' I am free, free to
tell all sufferers of this dreadful dis
ease to try this medicine the Pyramid
Pile Cure. It will cure when aS
others fail. Sincerely yours, George
Braneigh, Schellburg, Pa'
Anyone suffering from the terrible
torture, burning and itching of pi'es.
will get instant relief from the treat
ment we send out free, at our own ex
pense, in plain sealed package, to
everyone sending name and adderss.
. Surgical operation for piles is sui
cide, cruel, unnecessary and rarely a
permanent success. Here you can get
a treatment that is quick, easy to ap- j
ply and inexpensive, and free from the
publicity and humiliation you suffer
by doctors' examination.
Pyramid Pile Cure is made- in the
form of "easy to use" suppositories.
The coming of a cure is felt the mo
ment you begin to use it. and your
Send your name and address at once
to Pyramid Drug Co., 8822 Pyramid
Building, Marshall, Mich., and get by !
return1 mail, the treatment we will
send you free, in plain, sealed wrapper.
After seeing for yourself what it can
do, you can get a regular, full-size
package of Pyramid Pile Cure from
any druggist at 50 cents each, or, on
receipt of price, we will' mail you same
ourselves if he should not have it.
Nothing will cure indigestion that j
doesn't digest the food itself, and give !
the stomach rest. You can't expect j
that a weak stomach will regain its ;
strength and get well when it is com- j
pelled to do the full work that a sound
stomach should do. You wouldn't ex- j
pect a sick horse to get well when it is i
compelled to da a mil day's work
every flay of the weak. Kodol Dys- ;
pepsia Cure is a perfect digestant aud
digests the food regardless of the con- j
dition of your stomach. Relieves In- f
digestion, Belching, Sour Stomach, and !
all stomach disorders. Sold by R. R. j
President Backs Water. '
President- Roosevelt had to back
water mighty quickly on his order that
all presidential postmasters who bad
made good officers would !e retained,
regardless of what senators and repre
sentatives had to say. 'Ihe test case
was made by Representative Landis,
of Indiana, who had. recommended a
man named Simmons, to succeed. J. A.
Kautz, as postmaster at Kokonia.
Kautz called on Mr. Landis, a day or
two ago to see about what the Presi
dent's order meant. He was unwilling
to give up the office or concede Repre
sentative Landis? right to recommend
ins successor in view of the President's
crdcr. Mr. Landis took the Kokomo
postmaster to the President, introduc
ed him, and commended his adminis
tration, admitting his own embarrass
ment in the premises. The Post's ac
count of. the incident says the Presi
dent stated frankly that he would ap
point the man recommended by Mr.
Landis. Kautz took the decision in
goodhumor and was rewarded by the
decoration of "Good fellow," from the
fiesident. Other ixst masters through
out the country who had considered
their jobs safe, will now wonder where
they are at. Charlotte Chronicle..
Croup, Coughs, Colds. Whoopins
Cough, etc., have no terror for chil
dren or adults who evacuate the bow
els with Kennedy's Laxative Honey
and. Tar. This remedy expels all cold
from the system and strengthen the
throat, lungs and bronchial tubes. The
Original Laxative Cough Syrup and
Liquid Cold Cure. Sold by R. R. Bel
lamy. It is an odd coincidence that the Bal
timore should be landing marines at
Shanghai just when we in Baltimore
are having shanghaing troubles of our
own. Baltimore American.
No matter how long yoi have had
the cough; if it hasn't already devel
oped into consumption, Dr. Wood's
Norway Pine Syrup will cure it.
A BIG TIMBER DEAL
Hines Bros. Lumber Comiwny Disposes
of Iong Point Holdings for $130,000. j
Probably what is the largest indi
vidual check received and deposited in
a Kinston bank was received and de
posited by the Hines Bros. Lumber
Company here, it being for $130,X0
and was in payment for the transfer
of the company's Long Point holdings,
timber tracts and farm, to Mr. W. A.
Emrick. whom rumor credits as acting
for the Standard Oil Company.
The receipt of the check by the
Hines Bros. Lumber Company Thurs
day night was the culmination of a
deal that has been known for some
time to be under consideration and
eals with authority the rumors atloat
to that effect
The Newport and Long Point hold
ings included In the transfer are about
2(M00 acres of timber lands. 13,uO of
which are in the titJe of fee simple, and
"00 acres of cleared land under culti
vation. The teams, farming utensils
and all personal proierty on the farm,
except 19i crop raised on the place,
go with the lands.
The timber tracts on the Ixmg Point
property are among the finest in east
Carolina and there are many millions
of feet of timler. The sale of Long
Point interferes in noway with their
mill in this city, as the company utill
has large timber holdings In various
sections: Kinston Free Press
"Neglected colds make fat grave
yards," Dr. Wood's " Norway Fine
Syrup helps men and women to a hap
py, rigorous old age.
Girc3 rest to the stomach. Cores indigestion, dyspepsia, sour stomach,
tired stomach, weak stomach, windy stomach, puffed stomach, tottous
stomach and catarrh of the stomach. A guaranteed cure.
AMY, Wilmington. N. C.
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I The Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co.,
I of Liverpool, England.
T This Company has endeavored during Its service of Fifty-seven
v years in the United States to exemplify the definition of tle words to
Jj. insure, vse: "To make certain or shurc to make safe."
II It conducts a world wide business, and dccmL upon no particular
?! locality, for results.
J. H, BOATWRIGHT & SON, Agts
17 Princess Street. Wilmington, N. C
THE MURCHISON NATIONAL BANK,
OF WILMINGTON, N. C
Total Assets Nearly $3,000,000.
J. A. Springer, of Sprimrer Coal Ck T. M. Emerson. Pres. A. C. Ii. II. IL Co.
J. C. SteTenson. Wholesale Grocer. A. B. Nichols. NlchoK 8. C.
X. .Incobi. Jacob! Hardware Co, M. W. Divine. Paints and Oils.
M. T. Orbett, The Corbet t Comimnv. John F. McXnlr. McN'alr & Pracull
Shirley Carter. Baltimore. Md. If. C. McQueen. President.
W. B. Cooper, Wholesale Grocer. J. V. Grainger. Vice President.
210M. FKOXT STREET.
WHAT YOU GET.
It is not how cheap you can buy, but
what you get for your money.
I have got the goods of quality
At the right price of the bj.
Each Article Guaranteed.
J. T. BURKE, THE JEWELER,
No. 27 South Front Street
C2tt Tea fef
For Sale by It. It. BELI
ALL KINDS OPTOYS.
K - ) - M' !-l !' ! H-H-frX I I 1 M 1 H'HK
- MARCn. 1899.
We Iwtc a large stock of Monuments
and Headstone &,nd invite your lmpcc.
tlon. .Anything n stock erected In
about ten days. Orders from Designs
filled in about sixty or ninety days.
Let us book your order for erection
in the Spring.