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.Annua! Meeting of the Asso
ciation Huld Yesterday
JJEW OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
U. B. Pearson Made President to
Succeed J. G.Thompson
. Meeting Was at Wrightsville Sound.
xln. Adjourned Meeting Will be Held
r. at Chadbourn in Maj- Too Early in
. the Season for a Large Number of
-the Members to be in Attendance.
Produce Men Say Prospects are Tliat
There Will be a Fine Crop of Ber
The American Fruit and Produce
"Travelers' association met at Wrights
ville sound last night and there were
more than 50 members in attendance.
Last year the attendance was larger
but many of the produce men have
not yet arrived owing to the season
being a little late. The number would
have been larger, though, if they had
had a way of reaching Wilmington
earlier but their special train from
Chadbourn did not arrive until nearly
3 o'clock, and it did not leave Chad
hourn until 6:30. This caused some
to remain at Chadbourn as they did
not care to leave so late in the even
ing. Neither President Thompson nor
Vice Pr'esidc'nt Pratt were present,
having been unavoidably detained in
the north. But despite these facts
the meeting was a most enthusiastic
one and it is in better condition than
ever before. There are one hundred
.and ten members.
The party left Wilmington imme-
UU CUt -J tY llgUYlll VU C
special car. At first it was thought
that an oyster roast would be given
on the sound and a smoker at Lumina
but the plans were changed and both
took place on the sound and the bus
iness sessions were also held there.
The address of welcome was made
by Mr. Z. W. Whitehead, editor of
The Truckers Journal, who welcomed J
tne produce men to Wilmington once
more and to the garden of the eastern
section of the United States eastern
North Carolina. Mr. H. J. Gerrish,
from Boston, replied in a graceful
The principal matter disposed of
at the business session was the elec-
tion of officers, and this resulted as !
President H. B. Pearson, of the M.
O. Coggins company, of Boston.
Vice President J. J. Parrish, of
D. M. Wygant and company, Now
. Secretary and Treasurer M. J.
Daetwyler, of R. Daetwyler and com
Sergeant at Arms E. K. Wether
all, of C. EI Barker and company,
In the absence of the president and
also vice president, Mr. H. B. Gerrish,
?of Boston, was called to the chair
.and presided over the meeting.
Matters pertaining to the general
-irood of the association were liberally
-discussed. This organization has
done -much good during the past few
vears and what is beneficial to them
cannot help but benefit the farmer. It
. is now extremely hard for a crook
to operate in the truck or fruit grow
ing sections as the organization is on
the lookout to protect the farmers
.against such men. Farmers, natural
ly, cannot know about all of the rep
- utahle produce houses and hence if
there was no organized body to take
. the matter in hand and protect them I
they would suffer as was the case be
fore the association was formed. Ow
ing to so many of the members being
absent an adjourned session will be
Iheld in May, when several important
matters will be taken up. The May
meeting will be held in Chadbourn. i
The .produce men naa a joiiy 500a
time and are always glad to coem to
Wilmington, and they are always wel
come. Mr. Z. W. Whitehead always
frends every energy to see that' the
visitors have a good time!
It was past the hour of midnight
when, the special car with the produce
men on board returned from the
; sound. Most of them will leave for
their respective sections in the berry
belt this morning and the destination
of the . majority of them will be Chad
bourn. Outlook In the Berry Belt.
.The cool nights of the past week
"have put the berry crop back and the
shipments for the past few days were
not near as heavy as expected. It
is said that the shipments will not
reach a large volume before Thurs
day of the present week. Berries be
ing shipped now are those that es
caped the frost which occurred some
weeks ago and are said to be very
inferior in quality. Berries are selling
about fifty cents higher than at the
opening of the season last year. The
price' in and around Chadbourn to
morrow, will probably be, so it is sail,
from $3.50 to $4.00 per crate.
Four cars of berries went forward
yesterday, one from WTiiteville to Buf
falo, one from CJhadbburn to ' New
Tcwk, from Mt. Tabor for New York
and one from the Conwy branch to
Indications are that the berry crop
is v going to be very fine and the ber-
ries of a better aualirv than usuai
From present indications there will
certainly be no falling off in the crop
over previous ones.
Mr. IL T. Bauman, secretary of the
East Carolina Truck and Fruit Grow
ers association, will leave this after
noon for South Rocky ' Mount wneie
he nill be stationed until the berry
season is over. He has been quite
quite busy for the past few days get
ting everything in readiness.
WEEK OF AMUSEMENT
! Junior Order Carnival From 31ay 7th
to 12tli Inclusive Jnlors Promise
1 Tbat it Will be One of Best Attrac
tions of Kind Ever Ilere.
The week from May 7th to 12th in
clusive will be the time that the big
street fair which is to be brought to
Wilmington by the Junior Order will
be in full blast. The Juniors are
promising the public the best atfrac
tion of the kind that has ever been
given in this city and no expense
will be spared to make it a thorough
success. An effort will be mad3 to
get the railroad to give low rates from
nearby points and it is believed that
the request will be granted. Posters
will be displayed in all the nearby
lowns, which means that the big
street fair will be well advertised and
this should cause it to attract a large
In some of the attractions of this
kind that have been to Wilmington
there' have been shows that were of
a very indecent character but the
gentlemen having in charge the ar
rangements for the present carnival
say that no such show will be tolerat
ed and they will do what they say; A
number of special policemen will be
sworn in for the occasion to keep or
der. The executive committee nas
signed up a contract with the Pierce
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee the following sub-committees
were appointed to assis them during
the street fair.
Executive Committee Walter E.
Yopp, John E. Wood, James A. Jor
dan, S. K. Devany, Andrew J. Hew
lett. Ticket Collectors W. H. Lane,
chairman; G. F. G. Tienken and S.
Transportation Ed. N. Penny,
chairman; L. W. Davis and D. N.
Amusement W. R. Kingsbury,
chairman; William Tienken and E.
Privileges James A. Jordan, chair
man; J. T- Burke and E. C. Wood
bury. Light John J. Bell, chairman; J.
B. Griffith and William J. Bellamy.
REPUBIilCANS TO MEET
A Republican Club Will be Organized
in This Citty at a Meeting to be Held
on Monday 3Cight.
An advertisement appears in today's
paper where the chairman off the New
Hanover county republican executive
committee, Mr. Thomas E. Wallace,
gives notice that a meeting will be held
in Germania lodge hall on Monday
night at which time a republican club
will be organized in this county.
It was stated some time ago that
such a club was to be organized but
this is the first notice of a meeting of
such a purpose. Nothing lias been
milde known yet a3 to what course the
republicans of New Hanover expect to
pursue in the coming campaign. Some
time ago it was said that a full repub
lican, ticket would" be put in the field
but nothing definite has been heard in
regard to this recent Iy. These seems
to be no doubt but what the party will
be well organized even if candidates
are not put in the field.
DEATH IX A. PRIMROSE
Accidental Scratch, on the Xote Pro
duces Death. Witliint a Week.
The official investigation of the
death of a woman of twenty-nine
years, wno died near this city under
peculia- circumstances has led to .in
interesting discovery- It was found
that the woman, who was just recov
ering from an attack of influenza, ae
cidently scratched her nose with a
variety of primrose, brought from
central China and known under the
botanical name of pdimula obconiea.
The nose rapidly swelled up and be
came discolored, and despite .surgi
cal treatment the poison continued to
spread. The patient died at the end
of the week with symptoms of pneu-
This is the third case of acute in
flamation of the skin and subcutan
eous tissues reported to the medical
authorities, caused by infection
through primula obconiea. In every
case the infection took place in the
face It is also reported that a spe
cies of eczema of the hands often af
fects gardeners when attending this
plant. London Dispatch.
The Bells of England.
The metal tongue of the big bell
rings out many changes to our modern
ears. It speaks of disaster and death,
of rejoicing and devotion. In England
it often tells of olden time and quaint
customs. Mr. Ditchfield, in a book on
old England, gives some of the tradi
tions handed down through the "tin
tinnabulation of the bells."
In some parts of the country the
bell which tolls the old year out is
service and is called "Pudding bell.'
In western England the bells peal
merrily on "Oak Apple Day" to cele
brate the escape of King Charles at
Bosoobel. Another bell, rung at the
beginning of lent, is known as "Pan
cake bell," because in old-time phrase,
it "snmmons people way from their
pancakes to confessionx and fasting".
A lively peal of bells' is often rung
at the end of the Sunday morning ser
vice and is called "pudding bell." Per
haps its purpose is to announce to the
stay-at-homes that service is over end
that the pudding may come out of the
Every night at 9.05 "Great Tom,"
the great bell of Christ Church Col
lege at Oxford booms out its ponder
ous note chosen in accordance with
the number of students at the founda
tion of the college. Detroit Free
IVILLlIfJGTOfl PEOPLE LIBERAL
Large Amount Already Raised for
San Francisco Sufferers
Board of Audit and Finance Concurs
in Appropriation 3Iade Most of the
Organizations in the City Making
Donations Colored People Raise
$100 Supreme Master of Exchequer
"Thomas D. 3Ieares Instructed by the
Supreme Chancellor to Send $5,000
to the Sufferers.
It is to be doubted if any city in
Xorth Carolina will, contribute as
much towards rendering assistance to
the San Francisco sufferere as the
city of Wilmington. Two thousand
dollars will hardlv cover the amount
already given and this will probably f
be increased during the next few days, f
Thus far no town 1n the state lias
given as much as Wilmington. That
is as a city. Others may have given
jmore individually and in fact one firm
j in Greensboro sent a check to the
.mayor for $1,000.
I Yesterday afternoon the board of
audit and finance met and concurred
I 1 ' ' '"" I I -I .H,- II llll II I M III I
jin the appropriation of $1,000 made i cerned, but to many persons promin
jby the board of aldermen. The foi- ! ent in society. That revelation will
lowing telegram was wired bv Mavor
Waddell to the mayor of San Francis j
co by the Order of Eagles. j
"The Mayor of San Francisco, j
"The city of Wilmington, North J
Carolina, tenders one thousand dol
lars for relief of your stricken city.
Advise if I shall forward by wire or
exchange. Our deepest sympathy
"A. M. WADDELL
Other Subscriptions Made.
Among the other subscriptions made j
from this city and which will be sen: !
the fir3t of the week, will be money
raised by the subscription list at ihe
chamber of commerce, by the Elk
Eagles. Odd Fellows, Daughters of
Rebekahy the colored people of the
city, the Knights of Pythias through
their Supreme Master of Exchequer
Thomas D. Meares, the Harmony ir-
cle Nand perhaps others who we hav
not yet heard of.
The largest subscription in the
above list will be by the Knights of
Pythias, not as a local organization.
but the supreme council. Mr. Meares,
who, as stated' above, is supreme mas
ter of exchequer, on yesterday re
ceived a. telegram trom tne supreme
chancellor, instructing him to send tho
sum of $5,000 to the relief of the
stricken city and this amount will be
J A telegram was received by the
local Aerie, Eagles, last night staring
that the sum of '$6,500 had been for
warded, to the mayor of San Francis
co. It was stated vesterdav t.hat. the
Elks had raised about $200. Hanover
lodce of Odd Fellows. $25 and a sub
scription started at the chamber of
commerce. The Eagles have mads an
assessment on each member for the
sufferers, the colored people of the
city on yesterday sent a message to
the mayor of San" Francisco to the
effect that a deposit had been made.
of $100 for the aid of those in dis
tress, and he could draw on John E.
Taylor, special deputy collector at this
port, or Dr. Thomas Mask. At a meet
ing held on Friday night the Daugh
ters of Rebekah lodge, Odd Fellows,
the sum of $25 was given and yester
day a subscription was raised by the
Harmony Circle club.
To Appear for Forestry Presentation
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, April 21. Commis
sioner Patterson, of the department
of agriculture, left today for Virginia,
and will later to to Washington, D.
C, where he will appear before the
congressional agricultural committee
in regard to the passage of the forest-
ry Din ior preservation. Laeutenau.
Governor Winston- will also attend the
meeting in Washington.
MESSRS. HIGH ESCAPED SAFELY
Ilowever. A. Z. High Lost His Iron
Works in San Francisco.
Mrs. V. C. Royster received a tele
gram today from San Francisco an
nouncing that her two brothers and
si-.-ter there are safe. Hjwevrr, Mr.
A. Z. High, president of the Main
Street Iron Works, had his plant de
stroyed. The- works were located in
the part of the city which suffered-
heavily and was in the path of the
fire which raged after the earthquake.
Mr. William High was at his home ia
Oakland when the shock came and !
suffered no damage. The f rienda of
both Mr. William High and Mr. A. Z.
High have been making anxious in
quiries since the first news of the
disaster and they will be relieved to
know that they and their families es
caped any bodily injury. Rafeigh
"What we want," said the refrrmer, j manv times Deell present in gath
"is a system by which the office seeks j m wher she met him. She was
the man," "We've got it right here in j nt it was said, at the timi of
Crimson Gulch," answered Piute T-te. j Graduation from Harvard, but he
"The whole sheriff's office was out last , " t kaow it Xew York Dispatch,
night huntin the feller that got the , u ,
wrong hoss." Washington Star.
58 Known Dead in Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa, Cal April 21. The
rlist of the known dead now totals
58, and it is believed that one hun
dred is a conservative estimate of
the number of persons who lost their
lives in the awful catastrophe, which
visited this city on Wednesday morn-
ing. Five bodies were recovered to-
day from the wreckage and the
search has hardly begun.
Mrs. Marshall DeLancey Haywood,
assistant secretary of the Society of
the Cincinnati, left yesterday for his
home in Raleigh.
MIX-UP IX FAMILY AFFAIRS
Dramatic Revelation Brought Out In a
Police Court Trial Further Sensa
tional Developments Expected
Never was the old saw. "Truth is
Buougu uuu uvuuu, mure uraouu
cany exempiinea tnan in the rapid
unfolding of family secrets since Ho-!
mer Hawkinr a youth of 22, was
arrested in the Melrose station last V
Monday on the charge of attempting 1
tc blackmail Louis R. Fuller, his
mother's brother by adoption. ou. of
vnen tne two young men stood
ing each other in the railroad tracks !
at Melrose only one of them (Haw
kins) knew of their relationship.
The next morning, in the Tombs po
lice court, as ycung Fuller stood be
fore the magistrate and accused Haw- j
kina, he learned for the first time )
ihai he was an adopted child. i
At the second examination Thur3-;
day still greater shock came to the
wealthy young man when he was i
told by Hawkins lawyer that his a- 1
uoimon was not iegai a.na uuil ne uaa ;
J -.2 .. i 1 t Jl 1
no right to the name he had si;:nsd
to the complaint.
And now behind all this there is !
atiit auume, auiyiisc auu u,
;i 1 r , , i .
it is asserted, that will ? a greater
shock not alone to those directly con- !
be the naming of the parents
adopted child who today is known as j
Louis R. Fuller. j
Dr. Frank Fuller, president of a i
health food company with offices
No. 61 Fifth avenue, is a- man
we.tlth and well known in New York.
He ?ias a splendid country place at
Madison, N. J., and is an intimate
friend of Mark Twain and many oth
er distinguished literary men and
scientists. During Lincoln's admin-
istration he was territorial secretary
About thirty years ago, after the
death of his first wife. Dr. Fuller mar-
ried Miss Anna Thompson, of Torts
mouth, N. H., a sister of Jacob H.
Thompson, who was murdered in the
St. James Hotel last September. A
son was born to them, and during
their residence the child di?d when
an, infant. A child of about the
same age was adopted and reared as
their own child. That child was
Louis R. Fuller. He was educated
at Harvard and is a prospective neir
to His father's wealth.
Dr. Fuller had a daughter by his
first wife, Allie Fuller, and she is Mrs.
Faxon, mother of Homer Hawkins,
the young man arrested on the charge
of blackmail. Young Hawkins, know
ing of his grandfather's wealth, for
many years had cherished an envi
ous feeling toward Louis Fuller, and
particularly has fie resented the fact
that his own mother the lawful child
of his grandfather, should be obliged
to work as a seamstress while an a
dopted child should enjoy the luxur
if of wealth.
Mny times has young Hawkins tried i
to reach his grandfather to persuade
him that, his course in ignoring nib
mother and himself was unjust, but
the elder Fuller has paid no heed to
his apoeals and Louis Fuller is said
never to have known the true rc-lation-shio
cf voung Hawkins and himself.
Hawkin's father died when the son
was small. Mrs. Hawkins then mar
ried Faxon, and he is now an' inva
lid in- California, where the family
lived until about a year ago. Young
Hawkins was employed on a steam
ship line plying ..between San Fran
cisco and Honolulu for many yearsv
and has always worked for the sup
port of his mother . Little more than
,i year ago they came to New York,
whera? Hawkins ctftained employment
as timekeeper in the Mott Haver
vards at the New York, New Haven
and Hartford Railroad. He brooded
over his poverty and the hard li:e of
his mother until' the plot developed
in his mind to obtain an interview
with young Fuller and get money
from him.' . , . ,
When Hawkins was arrainged in tne
Tombs Police court young Fuller was
there--to press xiie charge. The pris
oner's mother was there also, and it
was during her plea to Magistrate
Whatman for clemency for her l)oy
that the secret of Fuller's birth was
first made known to htm. At onco
a new light was shed over the case
Aaain Mrs. Faxon appeared in court,
this time accompanied by Edmund C.
Price, a lawyer, who asked Mr. Fuller
if he knew that youn Hawkins was
his father's grandson. Mr. Fuller af
r much apparent embarrassment,
said he did not know it, but heard so
4 r-. nnsetmnin? as to ma i
age, his name and other points touch
ing upon his relationship to Hawk
ins, Mr. Price asked that the caarge
of blackmail could not stand. Suu
denlv ttre examination was again
and the bail which had
been set at $2,500 was reduced to SoOO-.
Fmm several irieuus uv
known Dr. Fuller's family for several
ll. W .-3W.v.v V"
,, clatwl t lrT I Jill IS IV. Hi
lers own mouiw wa3
highest rank in society and one
is well known ior uci &w
vinrfiv disposition. It was static mat
! she has always watched the career of
,th i-ppTipcT interest
Charlotte Aldermen Vote $100 for the
the Benefit of San Francisco.
At a special meeting of the board of
aldermen, held in the city hall yester
day afternoon, on motion of- Mr.
George L. Kdueger, seconded by sev
eral of the aldermen, the sum of $100
was unanimously voted for tne irn
mediate aid of tiie stricken cits 01
San Francisco. Mayor 5. s. moidcd
wired the sum to Mayor Schmitz last
t night. Charlotte Obsedver.
j Her Range. Mrs. Knieker "What
j does she talk about?" Mrs. Bocker
S Bridge and Budget." Harper's
I Bazar. ' :
Saturday. April 21.
of cotton , today 1.105
; Receipts this
season to dau
I Z94.208 bales:
tJt!?tpt9 Same dar last yar 9U
J Receipts last season to same dat
SP!RTTJ dV TT'PorvTivr
j Nothing doing. "
j ROSIX Xothlnsr doing.
Tar Firm $1.80.
CRUDE TURPENTINE Firm:
fac-tnaru. $2.90; dip. $4.75: virgin. $5.25.
6 casks spirits turpentine.
10 S barrels rosin.
142 barrels tar.
56 barrels crude turpentine.
RECEIPTS SAME DAY LAST YEAR.
12 casks spirits turpentine.
24S barrels' rosin.
230 barrels tar.
6S barrels cruel turpentine.
BUTTER 2Sc. ;
COFFEi: 9U to 114c.
FLOUR Straights $4.25 to $4.50;:
second patents $4.75; full patents $5.-!
- -t o.o
! Salt Prices car load lots.
C. F. 36c; 200 lbs. C. F. 75c: 20n iv.s.
F. F. Sf.c: le- than car load lots. ioe
' - u u tun v.. i . 411 I'HWU
gackg S2c. 20(J g
MOL.SE S. Houe 16c; New COTTON SEED OIL Was moder
Orlear b rights Sic; Porto Rico 3i t atflv active and firmer on the spot.
33c: Cuba 25;-. ; I'rlme crude fob mills 304 to 31:
SUGAR Grar.uia ted S4.7r.; W. C. X.!
No. 5 $4.25; No. 7 $4.30; No. 9 $4.20;'
No. 11 $4.10.
(Tierce basis) pure 8i;
-No. 2 white 67; No. 2 mixed
No. 2 mixed 4."; white seed
oats 4 6c
HAT No. 1 Timothy J1S.50.
TURKEYS (live) 15; dressed IS to!
FIELD PEAS Soc.
BLACK EYES $1.25 to $1.35.
PEANUTS North Carolina prime
7c; extra prime 75 to SO; fancy 85 to
90; Virginia, prime 40 to 45c; fancy;
55 to 60.
BEESWAX 27c '
EGGS 14 to TS.
CHICKENS Hens 35 to 40; smaller
20 to 30o.
SWEET POTATOES 65 to 70. '
N..C. BACON Hama (old) l2V- to !
SHINGLES Per 1.000; 5-inch saps
$2.00; 5-inch hearts $3.00; 6-inch saps
$2.00; 6-inch heai' $4.00.
Hffl; ; - rn o rrtJUV .. ..ltjft
Common mill 6 00 to 7 50
LOGS Select $S.00; No. 1 $7.50;
DAILY COTTO V MARKET
Port Movement. t
Galveston holiday;: net receipts 4,
Xew Orleans steady? at 11 5-16; net
receipts 6,4 96 bales.
Mobile steady at 11 3-16; net re
ceipts 505 bales.
Savannah steady at 11 3-16; net re
ceipts 3.0S9 bales.
Charleston firm at 11: net receipts
Wilmington steady-at 11; net re-
ceipts 1.105 bale;.
Norfolk- quiet at 11.; net receipts
Baltimore nominat at 11.
Boston quiet at 11.80.
Philadelphia stead at 12.05; net re
ceipts 65 bales.
Miscellaneous; ner receipts 18 bales.
New York. April 21. New York
quiet at 11.80; ctoss receipts 2.042
bales: stocks 151,420 bales; exports to
the Continent 1,201 bales.
Houston holiday: net receipts 2.597
Augusta--steady at 11 7-16: net re
ceipts 179 bales.
Memphis quiet at lHi; net receipt
St. Louis steady at 11 5-16.
Cincinnati; net receipts 655 bales.
Louisville firm at 11.
Total" today; ner receipts 3,761 bales:
gross receipts 5".312 bales; shipments
6.855 bales: sals 863 bales; stocks
RECEIPTS AND EXPORTS.
Xe.-v York. Anril 21. Total today,
at all piirts. Net? receipts 17,173 bales;
exports to Great Britain 15,ot)l bales;
export-to France 1.745 bales; exports
to the Continent 25,54 5 bales; stocks
648. i20 bales.
Consolidated; at all pores'. Net re
ceipts 17.173 bales; exports to Great
Britain 15.510: bales; exports to France
1.74 5 bales: exports to the Continent
Total since September, 1st, at all'
ports. Net receipts 7.03,8,691 bales; ex
ports to Great Britain 2.323,183 balosv
exports to France 613.37 bales; ex
norts to rho Continent 9.127 731 Kn-
exports to Japan 10.572
to Mexico 2.764 bales.
RECEIPTS OF COTTON.
Xew York, April 22l. Receipts- at
the ports today were. 17,173 bales,
against 11.576 last yeek and 28.412
last year. For the week, estimated.
HO, 000 bales, against 97.569 last week,
and 161,877 last year. Today's receipts
at Xew Orleans 6.496 bales, against 3.
lat year, and; at Houston 2.597
bales, against 5,763 last year.
CLOSING OF COTTON
X'ew York. April 21. Spc cotton
' middling gulf 12.05; sales rsone. Fu-
ed std May n,26. June
11.16; July 11.15; August 1.97: Sep
tember 10.70: October 10.55; Novem
ber 10.54 offered; December 10.54;
January 10. 5T. Futurso closed firm
and steady; April 11.14; .May 11.21;
June 11.07; July 11 07: August 10.90;
September 10.57: October 10.45: No
vember 10.44; December 10.47; Janu
TIIE LIVERPOOL. MARKET.
New York, April 21. 4 p. m. Cotton,
spot quiet, prices 10 points higher;
American middling fair 6.64; good
middling 6.34: middling 6.14; low
middlfmr 5.98: good ordinary 5.80; or
dinary 5.60. The sales of the day were
7.00ft bales, of which 500 were for
speculation and export and Included
6,400 American. Receipts 2,000 bales
Including 200 American. Futures open
ed firm and closed steady. April 6.J7;
April and May 5.97: May and June 5.
97: June and July 5.97: July and Au
gust 5.96: August and September 5.92
aaqojoo .S Jaqojoo pu jaqiuajas
and November 5.78; November and
TTLnTrti'T "formed spelling It should
ary 5,69. January and February 5.70. kept M pure u -J sImple
MONET MARKET. grand in the majesty of Its thrJ let-
New York. April 21. Money on cat ters. Springfield Rtpublican
nominal, no loans. Time loans steady
sixty days 5U to 5 per cent.; ninety
days 5U to 5i: six months 5 to 5H
Prime mercantile paper 4i to 5i per
cent. Sterling exchange irregular at
I4.S4.1S to 14.84.25 for demand and &
J4.S1.10 to S4.S1.20 for sixty day bill. ;
Posted rates J4.S2H to $4.83 and 4.-
S3H to $4.86. Commercial bills $4.80 1
to $4.S0i. Bar silver 64!. Mexico 50
NEW YORK PRODUCE .MARKET
New York. April 21 r'WUK steady
but dull. Winter patents $$.90 to $4.25.
CORN MEAL Firm: fine wbite and
WHEAT Spot steady; No 2. red
nominal. Options clewed steady at net
unchanged prices to an advance of
hhcher. May closed 87: July 344: Sep
CORN Spot steady: No. 2 57. Op
tions closed steady at net unchanged
prices to 4c lower. May 5S4: July 55;
OATS Spot steady; mixed oats 37
! to S7H-
LAUD Easv: western prime $8.S5
nominal. Refined easy; continent $9.20 :
, compound 7 to Vi-
PORK Steady; family $18.50 to
, $IS.75; short clear $16.25, to $18.00;
mess $17.25 to 517.75.
RICE Steady: domestic fair Zi to
: japan nominal.
MOLASSES Firm: New Orleans
open kettle Rood to choice 30 to 38.
COFFEE Spot Rio quiet: No. 7
invoice S 1-16: mild steady: Cordova
10 to 12. Futures closed steady un
100 lbs.: chnnffed to 5 points higher.
SUGAR Raw dull: fair refining-
2 -?t2 to 2 15-16: centrifugal 96 test
j 21.32 to , nIL
o ' - - . -v.
summer yellow Zt I
w,h,,t?. to 40: rrime w
vellow 37 to 3S; prime
POTATO ES I rreRUlar : Bermuda
now per barrel $3.00 to $6.00: Florida,
I n.Av 3.00 to So. 50.
CABBAGES Weak: Florida, per
crate $1.50 to $2.00; do white $1.25 to
: $1.75: Charleston $1.25 to $1.50.
i PEANUTS Quiet, unchanged.
CHEESE Steady, unchanged.
EGGS Firm, unchanged.
CHICAGO GRAIN AND PRODUCE.
Chicago. April 21. The leading fu
tures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
Wheat No. 2
Iiy . . . .
July . .
' v: ! '
Mess pork, per bbl.
ifAA i c ni .' tear
Lard, per 100 lbs.
May .... .860 860
July S73 875
Sept SS5 885
Short Ribs, per lbs.
May S67V2 870- 862 865
July 8S2Va 882H 875 S77U
Sept S95 SS7Vs 8S0 882
Cash quotations were as follows;
Flour firm: winter patents $3.50 to $3.
90; straiffhts J3.30 to $3.60: fprlnjr
patents $3.55 to $3.80; straights $S.40
to $3.60; bakers $2.30 to $2.90: Xo. 2
spring wheat 80 to 81H: Xo. 3 75 to
S1U: Xo. 2 red 88 to 90; No. 2 corn t
4S; Xo. 2 yellow 4 9'4; No. 2 oats 324;
Xo. 2. white 33 to -34; No. 3 white
32 to 33U; Xo. 2 rye 634: erood feedlnsr
barley 39 to 41: fair to choice malting -
45 to-50; Xo 1 flaxseed J1.09H: No. 1
northwestern $1.15.; nrime timothy
?eed $3.17 V?.: mess pork, iwr barrt-1
$16.00 to $16.05; lard, per 100 pounds.
$8.52Vi to $.55; short ribs sides, loose.
$8.60 to S8.70; short clear lde
boxed $?j00 to $9.10; whiskey, basis,
of hljrh wines $1.28: clover, contract,
COTTON AND XAVAXi STORES -Receipts
of Cotton and Naval Store
at tlie port of Wilmington Yesterday,
Byy thio- Carolina Central 23 bales
cotton. 1 cask spirits, 13. barrels rosin,
19 barrels tar. 23 barrels crude.
By the Wilmington and Weldon 41
By.- the Wilmington. Columbia, and
Augusta 1.027 bales cotton. 1 oask
spirits. 3 barrels rosin. 7 barrels tr. 5
By. the Atlantic and: Yadkin 8 bales
cotton. 4 casks spirits 91 barrels rosin.
31. -barrels tar.
By the Tar Heel 17 barrels tjsr. 28
By the Johnson t barrels roin, 12
By the Compton bales cotton, 16
Total 1.105 bahis cotton. x casks
spirits. 108 barrels roin. 142; barrels
taju 56 barrels crude.
NAVAL STORES 3IARKJJT.
New York, AskII 21. Turpentine,
quiet 674 to 6S?i: rosin, steady, strain
ed common to good $4.05.
Savannah, Ga., April 21. Turpn
Une. firm 64U to 64: sale 280; re
ce.pts 330; shipments 985. Rosin..
bales- exoorts Ttnls l'325: tocks Quote: A..
Dales, exportsj u c J3 75. r ,3 80. $5rJ5; F ,3
!!; O. $3-95: II. $4.30; I. $4US0; K. $4.-
zo: m. N. J5.40; WG, 15.45;
Charleston. S. C. April 1. Turpen
tine and rosin nothing dojag.
The Cornfield lAwyer.
Senator Tillman's phrase, "corafieia
lawyer," traveling far, and it
to hit the public fancy. The president
is understood to have, iostantly appre
ciated the racy and pktn rescue home
liness vf the phrase, and to have pre
dicted on the spot that it would have
a future. If the word3 have happen
ed meet a psychological moment
they will certainly have an Imn-diato
vogoe The peoph? may be Impatient
with an elaboration of legal stAletiea;
if they will applaud cornfield law
yer. The peoplo may not eroy legal
and constitutional obscurantijiB; tf .o,
the- cornfield lawyer will delight their
hearts. It is easy, alo, q imagtna
people out of temper with such cau
tion as Mr. Jerome now surprises tlx
country with. In the prosecution of in
surance officials; if thy are, they
may cry, Glve us some oomnon
sense." It Is undoubtedly worthy of
the consideration of ever?-body, ven
the great legal luminaries and the
courts; but, after all, there mrks
in the phrase a suggestion of the mob
that no sane citizta would stand for.
Let us have the law, the plain okl
Latin "lex," with no cornfield or
hothouse attach men ti Law! There
isn't a nobler word In tie language.
Ia a reforming age it does not call