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. Cheapest ,and'Best., . .
- "-Newspaper, advertising has the
advantage . of being, the cheapest
form of advertising as well as the
best-r-Helena Independent ,
Merit in the ad. and merit in the
article advertised - always" mean
success. Printers Ink 7-'
TWICE A WEEK.
In the Heart of Panama
Columbia, S J C. f
First Naval Battle in Ves
; tern Hemisphere Since
Spanish War The Phila
delphia was there.
Panama, Jan, 23. The naval
tattle in the harbor here the first
nayal fight in the Western Hemis
phere since the r Spanish i war, re
sulted in heavy 4- loss . life . on
both sides. Many were killed and
wounded and the United Sates,
cruiser Philadelphia cared for a
. number of the v-latter. According
to the latest dispatches, five men
of the government force were
skilled and fifteen woundedi About
thirty insurgents were i wounded
and many killed, but the: list ( of
the dead is unknown. j
More far-reaching in effect even
than the fight is expected - to - be
the death of General Alban, mili
tary and civil governor of .Panama
and northern Colombia, and pra
.tically dictator in the district. He
was killed leading his men' in per-
3 son oh the steamer Lautaro which
only a few - days ago he ; seized
from a Chilean company. J
Standing, on the quarterdeck,
encouraging his men, after the
ship was afire, he was struck by a
bullet from a revolutionist gun
boat Ble died quickly ' and his
men were soon in full retreat from
the burning ship. She was deser
ted by her crew within an hour
after they lost the inspiration of
General Alban's leadership.
Former efforts of the insurgents
to gain control of the Isthmus of
Pann.ma had been made on land.
Liearning that the latest expedition,
comnvinded by General Herrera,
who was defeated here last year,
would attack bv sea; General Alban
chartered two steamers and seized
" the Lautaro to repel the invasion.
...'With scarcely. 1,000 troops . at his
ccsaraand, he mannefl the three
-shis'a and sent the Pinion on the
Atlantic side, for reinforcements.
Slipping into Panama Bay at 6
o'clock yesterday , morning, - the
insurgent vessels Almirante Pa-
dilla, formerly a Salvadorean -gun-
boat; the Darien and the I Galtan,
practically surprised the Iiautaro,
the i largest of the government
ships. ! The PadillaV well equipped
with rapid fire guns, went dose to
the Lautaro, and on the first fire
killed os mounded scores of the
Lautaro'B crewr fhe Danen and
Galtan started in the direction of
a long government sea wharf, nsar
the city. This wharf had been
fortified by Alban as the result of
the capture recently . ' of letters
that outlined ' the insurgents'
plans. - 1
"With the- Boyaca, which had
been chartered from the Panama
Canal ; Company, - absent " ! getting
troops at Chiriqui, the- only other
government vessel . effective ' was
the Chicui to, which had been cha
rtered from the 'Pacific Steam
Navigation Company. The Chi
cui to I attempted. to -cut ioff the
Darien and - Galtan, and tht
Padilla sent three shots from her
heaviest, guns at- the Chicuito.
This vessel replied with rapid fire
guns and the Padilla moved away
little, evidently - Unconvinced.
Moving off, the Padilla got within
range of the guns of Las Bovedas,
a fortress, j&nd several shots ' fell
close to the ship. So for as could
be 'seen, there ' was no evidence
that this vessel was struck except
that she i moved slbwly after the
exchange with the-Chicuito. There
was a great deal of manevvering
without any damage being done.
Fire appeared t on; the Lautaro
about 10 o'clock or one hour be
fore General Alban ': was killed on
her decks. -The , vessel was prac
tically deserted afterward, and by
1,2 o'qlock many of her dead were
being, buried in. . Panama.- ' The
flames spread , rapidly and within
half an hour after thr general's
death, drove the. last faithful ' ones
off the ship. It was rumored here
that the Lautaro was fired as the
result of treachery. : ;
Firing ceased about the time.
the five gained sway over the
Lautaro, and ' the revolutionist
ship Darien -then steamed closed
to the . -United States 'ship "Phila
delphia. American sailors were
by that time busy rowing to the
Eautaro and taking off the wound
ed and fugitives - from the fire.
Ihe men from the United States
ship next eitdeavored to extinguish
the fire on the Lautaro, but failed.
Control of , the - entire ; state of
Panama hinges upon the outcome
of : the revolutionary attack . on
Panama. If the insurgents should
be victorious difficulties probably
will arise which will- again involve
the United States.
REPORT . C0NFRHED.
The Seaboard Air Line Will Now Bun
; i Into Krioxville. ,
Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. ; 23,The
Atlantic.Knoxville & Northern Bail
road Company today filed for re
eorift a mortgage on its road to se
cure -a : bond issue of $2,000,000.
The bonds are 4 per cent, gold and
are to retire a 5 per cent, issue of
$500,000 of December 1st, 1896,
and will be used to extend the road
from Marietta to Atlanta, Ga., and
make 4 other i improvements. The
bond issue it is delieved confirms
the recent report that the Sea
board Air Line has purchased, or
leased the Atlantic Knoxville and
Northern and will run into Knox
ville by way of Atlatna. i - .
The Big Globe Store.
At the Globe Store on Poindexter
stree t can be seen an immense
stock of elegant matting. : These
mattings have just been received
from China this week and comprise
over one hundred elegant patterns
and designs. .. A splendid ' assort
ment of lounges, couches and
bed lounges are in. stock (as a
complete line of carpets, . clothing
and gents furnishings. The " store
and stock occupies three floors
and is constantly . growing; In
the casement are the . display
samples of furniture. On" the
ground , floor are the carpets
mattings, clothing, etc., while up
stairs is the furniture, .stock. The
business has grown so rapidly that
the propietors have been obliged to
open warerooms - in the . building
recently occupied by Samuel Over
man on Poindexter street. Some
fine parlor suits will be put in, next
week. The propietors are- always
glad to show r goods and explain
their qualities. '
WATEDAn experienced lady
book keeper at a good aalary.
, , - , - rjie rjlobe Store
- , H. H. Lavaxbtkw & Bbo.
Devoted td the Industrial Development of -Eastern North Carolina;
ELIZABETH CITY, N. G., FRIDAY,
House; Comm. Contin
ues to Investigate.
'SHARP WORDS SPOKEN;
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Head of Cuban Delegation
Makes; a i Statement
- Cuban Proposition Stig
matized as Vicjous. .
' Washington, D. C. Jan. 22 The
hearings on - Cuban reciprocity
were resumed before the .ways and
means v committee; today. - The
beet sugar interests ofthe United
SJates occupied most of the time
being represented by Henry T.
Oxnard, president of the American
Beet Sugar Association, and' by
delegation from those States in
terested in the production of sugar
from beets. The cane sugar
interests of Louisiana also '.; were
well represented and : Chairman
Payne 1 arranged to give them a
part of the time.;
At the outset" M. Place, head of
the CiLhad r delegation, made a
stateaaeiit-io clear up misappre
hepeionaxm tiba'a., position. He
had jurgued 4or free , trade, he said
that was the earnest wish of
Cuba. " But while- this v was the
judgement of the Cuban people,
he' saidv they , deferred to the
judgment of the American Con
gress on the wbole question.
Mr. Oxnard made ; an extended
statement of the-- positwn of " the
beet sugar association. - He said
beet sugar production represented
a vast industry' brought 'into ex
istence by the legislation of ; Con
gress, which had invited capital to
invest to an extent little realized;
Already the industry was' flour
ishing in eleven States, and many
people employed and prospects
of rapid debelopment. Continuing
he said: - - '
"Leaving aside all sentimentality
and all extraneous , consBierations
and reducing the Cuban demands
for . free or freer sugar to its
simplest equation, it is this; Shall
the United States, through-its agri
culturalists, produce its raw sugar
and in its factories scattered from
from the Atlantic . to the Pacific,
refine its products or permit fore
ign lands to import to it raw mat
erial? That is what I fear would
eventually come to pass if you in
terfere in any way at the present
time with the existing" production
of home sugar." " - - v
SOUTHERN FARMER TALKS.
Mr. Samuel Woodson of Woodstock
- Manor, Visits Washington.
- We clip the following from the
"A, rare type of the Southern
planter is exemplified . in the
person of Mr.i Samuel-. Woodson
of H-Woodstock Manor, Halifax
County, N. C, and - these facts
about him may prove interesting
to who .imagine that agriculture
in the South is a poor business.
Mr. Woodson is a guest of the Na
tional, and looks more like a pros
perous . professional- man than i
farmer from the cotton belt , ;.
"I don't want to talk too much
in the first perspn," said he, 'but
my own experience, demonstrates
that-.; the culture of r the Boil in
Dixie can be made to pay. My
country h.otne has'--every con
venience' of'a; city residence, in
eluding eleitrie 3- Ughts " from "a
private dyjjfiamo, hot aid - cold
water, Datnrooms; a teiepnone, and
he- like. have 800 acres in
cultivation and m 'chief ' crops
are xotton anct -jeanttts, f9r - both
of which v there ia -ever a cash
market. - Hlven at the minimum
price'' of " cents a . pound JL find a
pruut iii.,,cyicon, s ana -wnen' it
brings & ceniilny gains f aresoine-i
thing like $23 IT" bale. I have 350
bales now lyilg. in ; my giii lot at
nome. 'ihet peanut crop.'; never J
ails and brfngs . me from 70 to
.- r - . - - i
$1. a bushed 1 ' y
."In addition -T raise iny own
grain and nay and always kill
enough, hoga .'to supply-' the de
mands of theplantatian. To pro
duce yohr oWn supplies ; is one of
the secrets of -'successful farming,
and another is to- breed good live
tock. " My mulea, are "worth f $400
a pair, but one oi them ; will do
three times the work of an ordin
ary beast. If farmers will only
devote , their whole time and
talents to their business they can
get more pleasure ' out of it,
and at the same . time live more
any. set of
men oil earths
ASKS FOR APPROPRIATON.
Hon. John H. Small will ask
. Goytrraent . , ,
Tie . Chamb of Commerce, of
lakabethCit, through ItV com
mittee on Hatbors, Shipping and
Commerce, has - requested Hon.
John H. Small to ask the govern :
me4i Sbzadu appropriatiottif or the
purpose -of' 'dredging out ' Cape
Channel on the Eastern: gide-of
Pamlico sound near Hatteras, N. C,
and also -for dredging out the
bar atthe month of the Nubegnn
Creek,' where it empties into the
Pasquotank river,,, this' county;''
The : dredging of the first two
named channels will admit ' of
vessels of eight-foot draft enter
ing Pamlico TOund-moref directly,
and will save them a great deal of
rtime. The removal of .the bar at
the mquthof Nubegun Creek v will
permit the smaller to run up
manv miles" into" onel of the most
prosperous trucking counties in
the state of North Carolina., 1r i
CONFERENCE WITH KING.
Citizens Meet. Him
. - Car.
A number of our . prominent
citizens and business men con
ferred with M. C' King,' General
Manatrer of the' Norfolk and
Southern Railroad,1 in' his priyate
ear at the depot, -this city, Monday
nigt ; The meeting was called of
course for the discussion of rail
road matters. , Mr. King informed
them of tlie . consolidation of tbe
Lake Drummond Canal and Water
Co.. with the Norfolk & Southern
and stated that it was the inten
tion of the" committee to continue
the larger boats through to Nor
folk; tyrput on many new boats to
connect this city: with other points
on the sound .v and ; its . tri
butaries. He also stated that it
was-not the intention of the Com
pany to make, any - raise in rates,
but that the company of the move;
made the step advisable. ' Freight
collected on the sound for ' ship
ment to the north .will not; be
unloaded- at this city .-' and- re-
shiDDed bir rail as has been' the
method, but - the boats .will con
tinue through the canal directly to
Norfolk" fe- v,-y
JAN. 24, 1902.
Fitted tip1 with .Latest
. r. Machinery,
c; The Albemare steam laundry is
well . prepared to do the very best
quality of ,work: possible. The
power for running ihe machines is
produced by ar twelve horse-power
boiler and aefen" horse-power
engine.. An automatic . reversing
drum washing machine washes
the clothing without any wear or
tear whatever. , The : centrifugal
extractor yanks thewater out of
the articles in jig time and without
Ithe least bit of wear or friction.
After a whirl in the starch box
and . a short stay in the steam
heated drying room, the articles
are fed into the automatic ironer.
Th'se machines are so arranged as
to" give' either gloss or domestic
finish. The rolls, which are
heated with gasr move with the
article to be ironed, 'without
friction, . whereas for" gloss the
rolls more very rapidly, with
friction, producing a high finish.
i Shaping machines- for' collars
and cuffs as well as a small one
for smoothing the edge of collars
are provided. ,There is positively
no danger from infection where
steam and proper disinfectants, are
uBed - . .-. . -
A system " of marking and
registering work is used, which
insures against errors. ' - -
- Railreiiojsailtee.Meets :i
The Railroad Committee of the
Chamber of- Commerce met ac
cording -to.; appointment at the
office of E- Alexander ' on Monday
evening,;.!. The committee- agreed
to tender ta thenew raihroad- two
sites, -.viz: The y Zimmerman site
which-will cost the city. $10,000
or thei Rivervievr a Heights site
which has been donated to the city.
H. T. Greenleaf, engineer, not
having "his report ready, the com
Edward P. Elliott in "David Harum."
' On . February 26th. "David
Harum" wfii be presented ,u by
Edward - P. Elliott, - an artist of
national repute. " This will be a
literary feast,- constituting the
f o ur th and one of the finest enter-
tainment. of the "Star. Course"
All the reading people of .' the
country- have : read Daid Harum
. ' ' . 3 - .
with -a great ; deal of pleasure,
The presentation 'of - the great
novel . by an' artist - of known
reputation - cannot 1 fail ;tol please.
Tickets will be on sale at Hatha-
way's., m, - -, rr-
::. Thinkability of ThoughtrV
After , thinking. about' ".this
thought for some - time - I i have
decided that few i people : realize
how much thought fit - requires , to
think. ' Their apparatus for mak
ing thinks was leftoutWhen they
were on the stocks I think.; A few
people spend a great aleal of time
on a think before turning' out the
finished thought, y When . they
have' worked on ;he think long
enough it is turned out, bright,
polished and finely, carved and
nice. '' . Tho Jght is great stuff. T
we should think what we thought
and say what we think, s i - think
we should not . be long for this
world. If we think, we will think
a great deal more about - thought
than we now think, '
r NUXIUJ5 Tne city taxes are
past due anq, ; all . parties are
requested to settle at once. Office
hours from 9 to 12 and 1 to 5 pm.
.R. W. WHTTEHtJfiSt, .
. . Academy "xf Music Bid
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A School Enumeration.
-The recent : enumeration' of pu
pilsjn the public schools - showed
that almost all of them possessed
some article purchased at THE
FAIR. 'In several cases- the chil-
dren saidthey liked to go to THE
FAIR because they saved so much
on what they bought that their
mammas permitted' them to spend
a part of. what they, saved fori
canaiest'w s . ' w
.. Slight Blaze.
About "- ten - o'clock -. Saturday
morning a fire alarm was turned
in. ?. Itprovedjto be only the - bur
ning out of a chimney in an upper
Road, street - residence. ' The fire
men were4on hand but their servi
ces were not needed and' the fire
was easily extinguished. ;No" dam
age. , - - v '
Wedding ' Bells. , , '
Married, Jan. 21st, 1902, in this
city, t by the registrar, ; John M.
Sanders and Miss Elizabeth Whed-
bee both, of this county. '
The marriage of JohnR; Pritch-
ard and Miss 'Mary Anne Tlowe.
both of Norfolk, Va.; was solemniz
ed Tuesday noon at the Arlington
Hotel-V. r. i
Elwood Draws .a Crowd. ;
A large and,; enthusiastic - audi
enx3eas -present-at the-Aeademv f
.- 4m - ---t .. ' J
vi on.; juLonutiy-T lugav 3 rue
occasion being the appearance of
EUwood" the world's noted magi-
eian, .illusionist and artist, :' and ? he
proved to be a real attraction. "
- The; opening of the evening's en
tertainment was the . manipulation
of a large number of very ' skillf nl-
y executed sleight-of-hand, .tricks.
Elwood being in Japanese eostume.
The second" part oi -t 'the : pro
gram was the making of tt number
of drawings. One, a funny face
from the audience, was -easily re
cognized by his friends as Mr. r
and was amusing in the extreme.
A . disfi of fruit drawn - up-side-dowh,
the next, a beatuiful -land
scape drawn up-side-down - with
his eyes blind-folded. The to,uch-
ing incident' "brought down ; the
house. XJ -, " ,
After plucking a hatful of half
dollars from the air, a - number- of
amusing- - tricks were performed
witn tne aia oi a couple oi ,Doys.
If the old saying "laugh nd' grow
f at'should really mean anything;
we fear for those who were present.'
Taken as a whole the audience was
well r pleased" with', the entertain
ment. - r
- Removing Sheds. '
In compliance with.; a city., or
dinance, the sheds over the Bide-
vralk in front of stores : . on - Water
and Main streets, nearthe corner,
are being- removed.! This will . let
a. little sunshine in?, :
jThis is a move in the right direc
tion - For a long time Ihese old
sheds havebeeh an eyesore to the
community. ' It -might be" suggest
ed that - the .merchants provide
themselves with up-to-date -, cloth
awnings. It will add much to the
appearance of the stores. w : g ;
WANTED To borrow $1,500 at
once, good security, on city real
estate, ..-...r- !-.,. r...ti -.
.- '--'i - s. Address S, 'this office,' ?
For a nrst-class family news
paper, subscribe to the Semi
m . tt ' i tin
WcoKlj .i.AK XitJt-JJ x.w ;
- xi - Tim nnvA .
fas.m vwe to see that it is
n8ednereyoucan place it
m fnnniTir.A ,
signs, on yourwacrons and Z vnn,
& if- rrmters Ink
Elizaboth City' fl: c.
Official wholesale; quotations as
furnished by -HV:-T, GreenleafJr "
Broker & Distributing Agent -
U., -V a ecx. . ; "
Cora Market quiet; t ailed com v0
)S white oorn 73c. . ;." : . ,
Hay From store ; No. l tinotlor H 8pecil
oaa MixedNo. 2 tn tie eai: white No. a
Irom etore, BpeoUl price on cr lnt
. JUPeed. corn aomiay L55 .
MUl Fexl Bran from store per ton 30.00
; j, Mid41ing from store ' per ton S3X0
Shorts from store per ton gtn
Rice .Head 6.1-2 No.1 a3 Btee",'Rrtia '
1800per Ton-s.: , 1 .
- -.-'couhtby pfconuca. - AS '
PoaltrruiAri. steady; ichlckena, oldie,
- large & f t 80o andSSe -Eggs
Weak18toaooperdoz. -' -1.
Butter Good Country. SOo lb. ,
Country Hams Ilrm; Good Norta Carolina
' atl2.l-aperlb. "
Onions at 4XO to VS0 per nag. ' .
Potatoes j.Ke? sweets, Haymaa at 1.00 per "
' VU TeUow at L25 t . '
Irish 2.60 to 2.75 per bag "i " ,
Tomatoes None being received. " ' : .
Cabbages at 1.50 to L75 per bU . ,
- PEurrs. '
Apples at 4.50per bbl fine northern "
Lemons &50 to 5.75 per box.
Coeoemrt lOOtobagat fcfl0to8.S0 - -V--'; "
Oranges Florida, 3.00 per box,' ali. &25
Budded 2.75 , ' "
Bananas 75o to 1.60. ' 1 , - '
' FBESH FISH AND OYSTEBS.
Oysters Selects LOO medium 90 atds 80 per
gallon . No Ash to quote.
' a,- k 5- . WTTiT(, ' - .
Sides weak.: Dry Hint! ill, "dry salt ft, dry
damaged 6 to 7, green salt 6.1-2 green
4.1-2, dry calf 9. , ,
i-r -"v.. r GBOCEaiES,' ' "
Flour Best Patent at 4.25 to 4J0 Straight
at 4.00 to 45 -- z t
Heal Bolted Meal, 100 pouns to sack at 1.50
, tTn-Bolted Meal, lOOponnds to sacs! 1.45. ,
Cheese Jjlats, foU cream at 11 to 13e v : 1
ftJ Umtoiahsjats to 2te
-4-Sxtrallbprintaat' '- - - '
i - . - paovlsioss. ;
Bulk Meat Market -Higher; Western heavy
; bellies at 9,7-8 to lo Western flight Weight
. . . atloto -
Port Plate at 84
Picnic Hams at &S-4
Ham PorJt New at 17 JH to 173 o . . . -
Mesa Pork. Keir at
Ham sugar cured at 13 to 14 - -
Shoulders 8C&34 to r:t - ,
Lard -pare In tierces at 10tolt. BO D) tins
- add -4 o i , - ;
Sugar Granulated at i& ' Yellow at 4J-2 '
At 'Furnished' By Davis & ' Dudley,
. Ship Brokers, Elizabeth
t CrtyvH C. .
ARRIVALS; . -.. V:
' StrNeuse, Davis, Cteneral Cargo.:
" Ocraooke. Hancock, General Cargo, -
.' Thos, Newton, Ballance, Merchandised
-Alma, Spencer, Produce, . .. ,
- - Nina Fertilisers "
; " A. B. Covington, PhiUips, Towing - s
M W. W. Graham. Morrisette, Towing, ',.
.. John Tavis, Willis,. Towing
Albemarle, Towing,:. ..".- "
Schooners: - , , -,f
X3. B. Benaette, Oysters
' ? Florence Davis, Daris, Oysters,
J. B, Moffle, Hill. Oystertj ' ; .
Helen M. Oysters -. .....
- Birdie May, Thornton, Oysters, ,
" Carries, Moose, White, Oysters,
, R. B. Leeds Orsters, -
J; T. Hopkins, ColUson, Oysters,
KeUi and Mattie, Howmaa, Oysters
: Eunice Beynolds, Whitehnrst, Light . ,
.r- ' : bailed V'-T ' ' '
Str Kense, Daris, General Cargo,.' : ,
' Ocracoke, Hancock, General Cargo, , T
- Thos Newton, BaUanee, Ceneral Cargo '
" Alma, Spencer, General Cargo,
Nina,- . Light, 2 v " '
" W.W. Graham, Morrisetta, Towing
. A. B. Covington, Philippe, Towing,
a. F.Derickson, Bbodes, Towing.
" D. E. Neal, Bawjer, Towing,
Schr eo, T. Garrison, Hill, Corn,
." J.L. Hopldjia, CnHnwwi, tight, - .-
" JfeUie and Mattie. Bowman, Light. ..; .
" Florence Davis, Daris, Light , .r . t .
3.B.Bennette, Light .
I. P. L. Hawkins, aaskinB, Canned goods,
B. 3. Leeds, Light, .
:" Bell of Dover, Gillikins, Canned goods,
i Carrie S. Moose, White Light. -v -
r i- A FOR SALE. S .
" Two Houses paying 10 per cent
above taxes and :. insurance. ' Also
V lbts of an acre each, on edge of
town and covered 1 with timber. -Nine
lots 'in Korfolk which will
double in value in five years, it is
thought Will exchange these for
K "Citv property or sell cheap.
Titles all guaranteed.. -No swamps
or made lots.' j . .1 . , - ,.;J
k'z . w DtnreTou.
'.rlU jjjgjteth CStyV -I7.C v