Iftw Orleans Suffers a Five Million Dollar Loss
By Ravaging Flames
TWELVE BLOCKS ARE DESTROYED
A Conflagration Believed to Have Ori
ginated From an Insufficientlyy Oiled
Car Journal Sweeps a Long Section
of the River Front Covered With
Modern and Costly Wharves, the
Great Terminals of the Illinois Cen
tral and Two Grain Elevators.
New Orleans, Special Fire involving
-millions of dollars loss in physical
property and that strikes a serious, if
temporary, blow at the immense export
trade of New Orleans, swept the river
front Sunday, night, and wiped out the
vast freight terminals of th Illinois
Central Railroad, known as the Stuy- j
vesant docks. Nearly a dozen squares of
modern wharves and f rieght sheds, two
magnificent grain elevators, hundreds
of loaded cars and vast quantities of
freight, including 20,000 bales of cotton,
were destroyed, together with a large
number of small residences. The fire
was still raging furiously at midnight,
at which time it had almost reached the
upper end of the Illinois Central prop
erty. It has not been destermined
whether there has been any loss of i
life. The ocean-going shipping seems to
have "escaped serious damage. A num
ber of firemen and employes of the
docks were injured. Actual estimates of
the losses are impossiblef though they
. may exceed $5,000,000.
TWELVE SQUARES SWEPT.
The Stuy vesant 'docks extend from
Louisiana, avenue almost to Napoleon
avenue,' a distance of twelve squares..
The wharves between those two points
were covered with miles of trackage,
and steel and iron sheds ran the whole
distance. The two grain elevators were
of the moet modern construction, the
upper one having a capacity of a mil
lion bushels. Thousands of bushels of
corn, several hundred thousand pack
ages of sugar, great quantities of cotton-seed
oil and oil cake, lumber and
every conceivable variety of freight fill
ed the warehouses and sheds. Practi
cally all the export business handled by
the Illinois Central was put abaord
snips at inese aocKS. rne aocKS ana
improvements have been under conT
struction tor ten years past, eiaoorate
extensions and immense investments
having been made. ' ,
BEGINNING OF THE FIRE.
The fire was discovered shortly after
7 o'clock. I was said to have resulted
from a journal that had nbt been suffi
ciently oiled. The whole plant was
equipped with gigantic water tanks and
fire-extinguishing apparatus, but the
blaze, small at the beginning, almost
instantly got beyond control, communi
cating through the conveyers to the
lower elevator and some of the sheds.
The respense of the fire department was
prompt, but because of the fact that
the terminals were inaccessible, owing
to tracks, the engines found difficulty
in reaching the flames. In half an hour
the fire covered two sciuares and the
lower elevator was practically con
sumed, the fire sweeping up and down
the river. As soon as it became known
that the scene of the fire was the Stuy
vesant docks, harbor tugs hastened
to the wharves, and vessels that were
moored there were pulled out into the
At the same time switch engines were
Suffolk, Special. An amendment to
the charter of the United Spring Motor
Corporation was received here increas
ing the capital stock from a maximum
of $30,000 to $500,000. The corporation
which patented a sewing machine de
vice, already has sold several foreign,
rights at a high figure.
Twelve Years For Forger.
Newport News, Special. Paul 0.
Johnson; the negro forger, was sent
enced to 12 years in the penitentiary
in the Corporation Court. He was
-given a jury trial On two indictments
of three counts and found guilty of
all allegations. He was sentenced to
two years each for the six' offenses.
Johnson has already served two years
in the penitentiary, having been sent
enced from; Petersburg. Under the
law five years will be added to his
term for this reason. Johnson feigned
insanity, but it did not serve to miti
gate the sentence.
North Sea Decision Read.
Paris, By Cable. The decision of
the international commission of in
quiry into the North Sea incident was
publicly announced at the closing ses
sion of the commission. The decis
ion lengthly sets forth the circumstan
ces and incidents and gives the opin
ion of the. admirals on the various im
portant points involved. The decis
ion says the delay of the Rusian trans
port Kamschatka, following the break
down of her .machinery, was perhaps
the cause of the incident.
rushed to the wharves and hundreds
of box cars loaded with freight were
drawn to points above the upper end
of the terminals before the fire reach-'
ed them. Many hundreds more, how
ever, were consumed.
The wind was blowing down the
river and the blaze spread with great
speed in that direction. By 9 o'clock
the lower elevator and sheds and
wharves from Amelia street, to Louis-
ana avenue, a distance of six squares,
had fallen in. Fortunately, Louisiana
avenue is a very broad thoroughfare,
and the further spread of the fire be
yond that point into a residence sec
tion was checked. Between those
points, however, the flames swept to
complete destruction many cottages of
the poorer classes, the occupants in s
great many instances losing all the,J
possessed. With the wind in a favor
able direction, the river boats, the
able direction, the river boats, the em
ployes of the road and the fire depart
ment concentrated all their energies
in an effort to save the upper elevator
between Austerlitz and Constantinople
streets and to check the fire at that
point. The fire, however, gradually
worked past the point occupied by the
elevator. Heroically, the forces kept
at work, but ultimately they were
beaten, and the big -steel structure,
covered with corrugated iron suddenly
burst into flames at 10:30 and in a half
hour was a complete wreck.
BLAZE OF TERRIFIC FURY.
At midnight more than nine squares1
of the terminals had been completely
destroyed, and it seemed unlikely that
the fire would be checked until it
reached Napoleon avenue, which also
is a very broad street. During the fire
a heavyAvind blew, and the blaze was
scribable fury, carrying brands
great distances, driving back the
crowds of sight-seers. Immense pieces
of corrugated iron, torn from the sides
of the upper elevator were carried
through the air as if they were feathers,
and, dropping in every direction, con
stantly endangered the lives of fire
men and spectators.
The weather wa bright and warjm,
50,000 people visited the, scene during
the progress of the fire. Aside fr6m
the tremendous loss involved in the
destruction of property,1 the fire is a
calamity to New Orleans in the tem
porary abatement of the immense ex
port business of the . Illinois Central,
partly in thel matter of grain ship
ments. Later Estimates.
New Orleans, Special. Complete
figures of the loss involved in the .de
struction of the Stuyvesant docks of
the Illinois Central Railroad, it.' was
announced,1 by local officers of the com
pany Monday, will not be available
until an inspection of the books of
the docks is finished. Fortunately all
these were saved. Local Freight Agent
Cousins and his office force went, to
work on them, and Mr. Cousins "an
nounced that it might be possible by
Tuesday to give the result. The value
of the wharves, sheds, warehouses,
elevators and trackage is known roifgh
ly, but the number of cars and - the
quantity of merchandise destroyed can
not be given until the inspection. -is
concluded. In the meantime, estimates
of the losses vary between Superinten-.
dent Dunn's figures of $3.00(,000, and
General Agent Perkins' .aggregate of
Destructive Fire at Hot Springs.
Hot Springs, Ark., Special Fire
swept the southern portion of this
city early Saturday, doing immense
damage and causing the .known death
of three persons. The losses are var
iously estimated at from $1,000,000 to
$2,000,000. Sunday was a day of
gloom in Hot Springs. The first esti
mates of the damage done by the great
conflagration were not exaggerated.
More than forty blocks were eaten
away by the flames, and the most con
servative estimates place the loss at a
million and a half dollars, and several
insurance men state that the figure?
will reach two million. The three un
known bodies recovered are the only
Live Items of News.
Fifty bodies have been recovered
from the Virginia mine in Alabama,
where 160 men were imprisoned by an
A special Federal grand jury ve
nire was drawn in Chicago and sub
poenas for 185 employes of the so
called "Beef Trust" were issued, pend
ing an investigation as to whether
the supposed combine has been violat
ing Judge Grosscup's injunction.
Two additional indictments, making
ten in all, were found in Cleveland
against Mrs. Chadwick.
President Truesdale, of the Dela
ware, Lackawana and Western Rail
road, says the proposed bil to regu
late railroad rates would be in effect
confiscation of railroad property.
The striking New York, New Haven
and Hartford Railroad firemen pro
posed a method of arbitration which
the company rejected, on the ground
that it was objectionable to the engi
neers. The Equitable Life Assurance Soci
ety has won a suit in which it was
intended to compel the company to
divide $8,000,000 among the policy
holders in "Wisconsin.
Gov. A. J. Montague was one of the
speakers at the Washington banquet
A train was wrecked on the James
River division of the Chesapeake and
Ohio railroad by a falling bowlder.
The widow of Jefferson Davis has
published a statement declaring that
she has no recollection of writing a
letter to General Miles thanking him
for his humane treatment of her hus
band, and she calls on the general to
make public a photographic reproduc
tion of the letter.
NORTH STATE LAWMAKERS
Work That is Being Done By
North Carolina Lawmakers.
Passed Final Reading.
At Tuesday's session the following
bills passed their final reading: To'
submit to the qualified voters of Bun
;ombe county the question of issuing
bonds for the improvement of public
roads, and the establishment of a
highway commission ; to build certain
iron bridges in Henderson county, and
to apply certain funds; to amend the
charter of the town of Brevard; to
ern Pines; to ratify all acts and pro
cedings relating to the issuing of bonds
of the town of Lexington; providing
for the time of extension of taxes for
building a new jail at Alexander coun
ty; to prevent the obstruction of Peach
Tree creek, in Cherokee county, by
felling of trees; to protect game in
Burke county; to prevent felling of
trees in the streams of Ashe county;
to define location of certain cuhrch
?s, in Catawba; fobidding sale of li
quor within two miles of a certain
church in Columbus county; a-elat-ing
to the bird laws of Catawba; to
protect waters of Brush creek, in Al
leghany township; to incorporate the
Oak Grove Cemetery, in Robeson'
county; relating to the hunting of deer
in Hyde county; to regulate the sale
of seed cotton in Mecklenburg; to pre
vent fishing in certain townships in
Haywood; to forbid the building of
barbed wire fences along the public
roads of Yancey county without
boards; to authorize the commission
ers of Mitchell county to relieve an ex
Sheriff; to provide fire escapes and
protect human life (the bill amended
by the committee was adopted) ; a
joint resolution to petition the United
States Senate to pass a law prohibit
ing inter-State commerce in adulterat
ed foods; changing the name of the
Enterprising Banking & Loan Company
to the Waxhaw Banking & Trust Com
pany; a resolution authorizing the ap
pointment of a clerk to the committee
on justices of the peace.
Mr. Vann offered a resolution of
sympathy for Senator Beasley, in the
misfortune which has befallen, him in
the mysterious disappearance of his
son. Mr. Scales moved that the vote
adopting the resolution be taken by
rising, and the vote was unanimous.
The president appointed on the com
mittee to investigate the South Dako
ta bond judgment and other bond mat
ters Senators Zollicoffer, and Scales,
In the House.
In the House Tuesday the bill al
lowing new. trials for newly discover
ed evidence, pending an appeal in
criminal cases, came up, the first bill
as unfinished business. Fowler, of
Sampson, led off in a strong speech
in behalf of the bill, declaring that as
the law now is, a new trial could be
granted in a case invovling the title
to a $3 bull yearling, but not in the
case of a human life or human liber
ty. Laughinghouse, of Pitt, opposed
the bill, saying it was strange to him
how lawyers could lose sight of the
side of public protection of life and
liberty in their terms and sympathize
with criminals. Stewart, of Harnett,
in defending the bill, also defended the
legal profession from what he termed
mere asaults from the last speaker.
Laughinghouse stated that he had not
attacked the legal profession, but had
simply presented some plain facts re
garding a good many members of it,
who seemed to keep up in the lead.
Other speeches in favor of the bill were
by Murphy, of Buncombe; Robeson
and Winborne. Those speaking against
the bill were Redwine, Gower, Feim
ster and Graham, of Granville. The
previous question called, the vote was
taken on the bill, and it was defeated
by a vote of 55 to 46. The bill had
been up four different days during the
session. Messrs. Winborne and Rober
tson had made about four, speeches for
it, and Judge Graham as many against
it. It passed its second reading by a
vote of 46 to 45 about two weeks ago.
The following bills passed final read
ing: To amed the stock law in Dup
lin; to amend the charter of Clyde;
to incorporate Pee Dee Valley Rail
way Company; to incorporate Ashe
ville & Northern Railway Company;
to incorporate Raleigh & Southport
Railway Company; to incorporate
Southport & Northwestern Railroad
Company; to allow Rutherford county
to re-fund $100,000 of its bonded debt;
to protect landlords and tenants in
certain counties ; to amed charter of
Black Mountain; to protect fish in
Yancey; to amend charter of Farmers'
Mutual Fire Association; to incorpor
ate Pine Top Banking Company; to
re-incorporate Chowan Baptist Asso
ciation; to protect game birds in Mar
con county;, to prohibit fishing in
amend charter of the town of South
North t Fork of New Riyer, in Ashe
The Anti-Jug Law.
A Jjill definiog the place of sale of
liquor, coming up on its third reading,
the following additional counties were
exempted from the operations of the
act: Hyde, Alleghany, Washington,
Nash, Perquimans, Stokes,- Pitt and
Tyriell. There was considerable de
bate between the two members from
Buncombe. Mr. Murphy desired Bun
combe to remain under the operation
of the McNinch law, and Glenn favor
ed exempting it. The - difficulty was
finally adjusted by Mr. Glenn yielding
and stating that he would introduce a
bill to fit the case, so Buncombe was
not exempted. The bill then passed
its final reading, and was ordered sent
to the Senate. The House then ad
journed. There was but little accomplished
Wednesday in the Senate. A few lo
cal bills were introduced an a few
passed third reading.
At noon the House toqk up the Sen
ate bill, known as the Vann bill, regu
lating fishing in Albemarle and Pam
lico Sounds, and it passed -its final
Winborne Bill Dead.
The bill providing that county com
missioners ! can upon petition of citi
zens of any school district order an
election for special school tax, for
either race, came up, and Winborne
explained it, stating that if the old de
cisions of the North Carolina Supreme
Court were followed, the bill would
not accomplish the object that was in
tended, but that since the old deci
sions, the United States Supreme
Court had rendered decisions which
made this law j now j a constitutional
one. ie saia tnat Governor Glenn
heartily approved of this bill, and had
received assurances that the State Su
preme Court considered it constitu
tional. Winborne said he had intro
duced the bill td take the place of his
bill amending the State constitution..
It simply meant either race could sup
plement its regular public school fund
by a vote cf its j own-property holders
for additional taxation- The previou?
question was called on Graham's mo
tion to refer, find thp-hill ws roforro,!
to the committee on education, which i
means us aeatu.
For Statute to Ransom.
In the Senate,'; bills were introduced
to prohibit public officials from riding.
on passes or mileage books, or annuals;
to incorporate the Methodist Protes
tant College of North Carolina. Bills
passed to allow connvicts to be em
ployed on the public roads in McDow
ell; to provide for the payment of rail
road bonds of Cleveland; to prohibit
the manufacture and sale of liquor at
At noon Thursday the bill to punish
barratry came up as the special order.
Mr Moore, of Gaston, said he had been
compelled to bow his head in shame
at the practices of disreputable law
yers In his county, this practice being
a disgrace to-the profession, which had
aroused contempt in the minds of the
people; the State Bar Association not
haying acted against this class of at
torneys. In the House, Chairman Roberson,
for the committee on appropriations,
reported on the appropriation bills fa
vorably for $5,000 for a statue of Gen
eral Matt Ransom, available after next
November; on the bill relieving the
board of agriculture from paying $10,
000 annually to the Agricultural and
Mechanical College; on $150 for Moore'
Mechanical College; on $150 for
Moore's Creek Battle Ground, and $750
for tablets at the battlefield of Bethel
and Chicamaugua. He reported unfav
orably upon the bill appropriating $25,
000 for a hospital for epileptics and
idiots: on the bill increasing by $1,000
the appropriation to the Oxford Orphan
Asylum. The committee had agreed on
a special appropriation of $2,500 in ad
dition to the regular one for the Appa
lachian School, at Boone. Bills were
introduced to amend the road -law of
Lincoln county; to create a board of
prison parole ; to incorporate Cornelius;
to charter the Appalachian Electric
Company; to provide for a turnpike
from North Wilkesboro to Boone; to
prevent bird dogs from hunting at large
during the nesting season and breeding
seasons of birds; to regulate challenges
when a special venire is drawn from
the jury box; to prevent smuggling of
whiskey and other liquors into Ruther
ford county; to regulate fees of county
officials in Camden; to amend the act
of 1903, regarding the apportionment of
school funds in Mecklenburg.
The special order, the Scales reforma
tory bill, wag taken up, the galleries
being filled with ladies, Senator Scales
occupying a seat by Representative
Gordon, of Guilford. Graham, of Gran
ville, said there were three reform
atory bills and all three should be
referred to the committee on penal in
stitutions. Mr. Green opposed delay,,
but the motion to refer was adopted
by a large majority.
In the Senate Saturday the follow
ing bills passed their third readings: H
To permit the board of public works
of Tarboro to issue bonds; for the bet
terment of xhe public roads of Pitt
county; to form a school district in
Cumberland county; to amend the
charter of the town of Dunn ; to au
thorize the commissioners of Granville
county to re-fund the indebtedness of
Oxford Female Academy; to authorize
commissioners of New Hanover coun
ty to levy special tax; to protect the
game of Surry county; to appropriate
and consolidate the annual appropria- n
tion to the Moore's Creek Battle
ground. The bill was carried without
opposition. Moore, 6f Pender, author
of the bill, made a splendid speech.
The committee on appropriation at
tached an amendment reducing the ap
propriation to $150 and Moore asked
that the amendment be voted down.
Scales favored the bill carrying $200
with it. A bill passed relating to
Pike's school district, in Robeson and
Cumberland counties; bill to prohibit
manufacture and sale of liquor within
two -miles of Spring Hope graded
school district, Nash county; to abol
ish all pilotage laws of North Caro
lina relative to the Cape Fear river;
to amend the charter of the city of
Fayetteville; to regulate the sale of
concentrated feed stuffs; to regulate
the hunting of quail and other game
birds in Edgecombe county; relating
to office of treasurer of Henderson
county; to secure compulsory school
attendance in schools at Raleigh,
Wake county; to.,regulate the appoint
ment and duties , of cotton weighers
at Dunn; to amend pubiic road law
of Scotland; to amend prohibition law
of Cumberland cdunty; to place cer
tain territory in Chatham under stock
law ; to incorporate the Methodist
Protestant College; to add to the pres
ent stock law territory in Pitt county;
to provide for turning into the general
fund one-third of the dispensary prof
its of Pitt county; to define place and
sale of intoxicating liquors in North
In the House a number of new bills
were introduced. Good progress was
made in committee of the whole on the
revenue and machinery acts.
Bills were introduced in the House
Monday to give pensions to all ex
Confederates worth less than $500: to
change the time of the fifth district
courts; to incorporate the Yanceyville,
Reidsville & Burlington Railroad; to
amend the Iredell school law; to
prevent vicious dogs from going at
Representatives from Wake made
statements relating to charges of hav
ing sneaked through the Legislature
a road law for Wake containing a sec
tion affecting profits of the dispen
sary. They denied this.
A favorable report was made in the
House on the bill for a State Immigra
tion Department. All bills requiring
inspection of illuminating oils were
Governor Glenn sent in a message
urging a State bureau of immigration;
a strong law against vagrancy; for
lessening the number of jury chal
lenges; for the repeal of all divorce
laws since 1883; to increase Confed
erate pensions to $30000; to erect
I a monument to Rans6tti;to erect a
hall of records and to create me uuiw
of State purchasing? agent.
The Senate nassed biilsgiying the
Fnr o roilrrtiil ffnm Hick-
ory to Catawba Springs; i amend the
charter of Hickory Nut 'Gap, Ruther-
fordton and AsheviHe Railroad. .
xne House took up as a; specie ui
der the bill to repeal the anti-jug law,
except as to Cleveland , Cabarrus,
Gaston and MitchelO A ' number of
amendments were offered.' It was
siated that the general &nti-jug law
bill had come over f romi the House,
and the motion was made that these
be first taken up. This was not done.
The amendment was adopted that the
bill should not affect pending suits.
The bill then passed after an effort
to add Caldwell, Yancey, Rutherford
and Madison had failed The anti
jug bill was then, taken up many
counties being excepted. A motion to
strike all these exceptions was lost
and bills - passed. Rowan (except
Spencer and East Spencer), Stanly,
Davie, Alexander, are among the .ex
The bills passed to prohibit shipping
of liquor into prohibition territory un
der fictitious names.
Lee. to See Cannon.
Norfolk, Special. General Fitzhtigb
Lee, president of the Jamestown Ex
position Company, left here for Wash
ington with the hope of being., able
to induce Speaker Cannon, of the
House of Representatives, to change
his attitude toward the bill making
an appropriation for the 'Jamestown
Exposition on Hampton Roads in
which bill has been approved and reo
ommended by the House committee or
industrial arts and expositions.
$100,000,000 For Navy.
Washington, Feb. 27. The Senate
Monday passed the navaLbill, carrying
a total appropriation of $100,300,000
The bill was discussed by Messrs.
German, McCumber, Blackburn, Car
mack, Hale, Lodge, Martin, Perkins,
and Teller. Mr. Hale again criticized
the too rapid increase of the navy,
and Mr. Lotlge defended thepolicy of
the administration in foreign matters
and in naval increase. Mr. Gorman,
discussing the proposed increase of
appropriation for the Marine Corps,
declared there could be no excuse for
such an increase in. times of profound
The wolve3 are killing many young
stock in Western Texas. " ,
A railway bureau will shortly be es
tablished by the Mexican Government.
The . religious revival in Wales hasJ
resulted in a total of nearly 70,000 con
verts. Preserved buttermilk is a new infant
food preparation being offered in -Germany
for the use of both ill and healthy
English army officers say that there
Is a plant in Nigeria, a bunch or two
of which, hung up in a1 tent, banishes
Bills for new canals, which will cost
nearly $80,000,000, have been reported
by the Committee on Canals of the
Until recently the smallest coin in
circulation in South Africa had . tho
value of six cents; now two-cent pieces
have been introduced.
France's pity for animals has been
aroused by the rare work of an un
known sculptor, a group of tramps
feeding a starving dog.
A compilation of the popular vote for
President shows that the eleven States
of the old Confederacy polled an aggre
gate of less than a milliop votes for
The fruit steamer Admiral Sampson,
"while lying near Pennsville N. J.. to
lighten her cargo,' cast overboard ban
anas and cocoannts worth several thou
It is estimated that the great London
revival now being conducted at the
Royal Albert Hall by the American
evangelists, Dr.Torrey and Mr. Alex
ander, will cost $85,000.
In the old churchyard at Kilkeel,
Ireland, is a tombstone with the fol
lowing inscription: "Here lie tho re
mains of Thomas Nichols, who died in
Philadelphia, March, 1753. Had he
Kved, he would have been buried here."
own nine ocean steamers.
It is estimated that there are over
2,000,000 coal miners in the world.
There are nearly 2,000,000 members,
of labor unions in Great Britain.
About 200 miners at the Birdseye
coal mine, Jellico, Tenn., went on
The only co-operative store in the
anthracite region, Tvhieh" was opened in"
Wilkesbarre, Pa., last June, has proved
Over 1200 men employed in the.build
ing trades at Trenton, N. J., obeyed
the order of Business Agent Smith and
laid down their tools.
Twenty thousand tin workers em
ployed by the American Sheet and Tin
Plate . Company have received a ten
per cent, increase in wages.
The International Carriage and
Wagon Workers' Union has decided to
move the organization's national head
quarters from New York to Chicago.
A bulletin issued by the Commis
sioner of Labor Statistics shows the
average per capita earnings of Ohio
miners during the past year was
There is a plan on foot at San Fran
cisco, Cal., to abolish the death benefit
assessment with the International As
sociation of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers and create a death benefit
In Germany every description of
child labor is prohibited in such indus
tries as brickmaking, bridge building,
quarrying, stone breaking, chimney
sweeping and some portions of the car
On account of black smallpox in a
boarding house at Branchdale, Pa.,
County Medical Inspector 'Daniel
Dechert has had a dozen miners, who
boarded there, removed from the Ootto'
colliery , and narantinecL
wm STATE NEWS
Incurrence;) of Interest
Parts of the State.
Charlotte Cotton Market. f
These figures represent- prices paid
"o wagons: . " ? .
Strict good middling 1 .
Sood middling ... l.
Strict middling ... ..
Hiddling...., ...... ... J..
ringes ..... .. .. j .
Stains ........ ...... ..j.
. . f . . .8.00
.6 to IYa,
.......... . .6 to 7
Geneal Cotton Market. -
Salvsston, steady ..... .....
tfew Orleans, steady ... . j .
Savannah, quiet . . . i .
Charleston, quiet .....
Norfolk, quiet ' . i . .
Sew York, quiet ...... ...j.
Boston, quiet .1
Philadelphia, quiet ..... .j..
Augusta, steady .....
VIemphis, steady ..... . . .
Louisville, firm v...'...: . -. .
Hens per head . .
i ...... r
mats feed .... '46
Former Tar Heel Suicides.
Baltimore, Special. Among the pa
?ers of Capt. Wm. S., Winder, a Con
!ederate veteranaged 71 i years, who'
jitot and killed himself in his home
aere Saturday, was found a clipping of
ihe address by Dr. Wm. Osier, .of the
Johns Hopkins University, iff which
reference was made to tiie; uselessnel
5f men over 60 years of ; age. Capt.
Winder, who was a bachelor, Tiadft led
retired and lonely life for some
pears. His sight had practically faile4
ind recently he had suffered from in
somnia. Lexington's Population.
Lexington; Special. The officers ap
pointed to take the census, of the town
nave completed their returns, and the
figures show that Lexington now con
tains 3,600 inhabitants. This is about
double the population prior to the re
cent extension of liie corporate limits
Cleveland County Primary.
Shelby, Special. The election in this
county Saturday for superintendent of
public schools passed off quietly. Quite
a lot-of interest was manifested. The
present incumbent, J. A. Anthony,
was opposed by Prof. BTi Falls, prin
cipal of the graded school here,, Mr.
Falls was victorious by a. majority of
about 182. - '
Building at V. P. I. -Burned.
Richmond, -Va Special. Science
Hall, at the Virginia Polytechnic In
stitute, Blacksburg, Va., jwas totally
destroyed by fire. By heroic effort
the cadet "fire brigade saved "No. 4."'
barracks, which were in! great dan
ger. The loss is estimated at $75,000;
insurance, $12,000. Very little of the
apparatus in the burned building was
saved. One person was struck on the
head by falling timbers and rendered
unconscious. The origin of the fire is
a mystery, but the theory is spontane
:Gen. Underwood Gets" $16,000
New York, Special. The suit of
General John C. Underwood, of Ken
tucky, of the Confederate Memorial
Association, for commissions on sums
raised for the Association, was de
cided in the United States Circuit
Court in Brooklyn, by a verdict for
$16,000 for General Underwood. The
Association disputed General Under
wood's claim that he was entitled to
a commission on subscription of $100,
000 obtained from he .late Charles
Confederate Seal For Gen. Shipp.
Lynchburg, Special. Mr. John L
Lee, of this city, has sent for Mrs. Ed
ward T. Ayers, of Washington, as s,
gift, to Gen. Scott Shipp, of the Virgi
nia Military Institute, a reproduction
n ii. i a at j3 i- ni
The original die was in the possession
of Qol. John T." Pickett, pf Kentucy,
who had the reproduction made.
Dentists Elect Officers.
Memphis, Tenn., Specials-Officers
of the ensuing year were; elected by
the Southern branch of the Natfonal.
Dental Association, as follows: Presi
dent, Dr. W. G. Mason, of Tampa, Fla.;
first vice-president, Dr. N. N. Vann.
of Attala. Ala,; second vice-president.
Dr. R. Cowardin. of Richmond: cor
responding secretary, Dr.' J. A. Gor
man, of Asheville; recording secre
tary, Dr. John R. Beachj of Clark3--ville,
Tenn.; treasurer,. Drj B. D. Bran
son, of Clark3ville, Tenn. A resolu
tion requesting the national associa
tion to hold its meeting next year In.
Birmingham, Ala., was unanimously
adopted.. . v .
23 Miners Die.
Bluefield, W. Va., Special. As a re
sult of an explosion in shaft No. 1,
of the United States Coal and Coke
Company at Wilcoe Sunday, 23 min
ers are supposed-to have lost tljelr
lives,, and it is possible that the num-
fifteen dead bodies had been , taken
from the shaft, A large rescuing, par
ty is in the mines. It is barely -possi
ble, but not likely, that some of the
remaining eniomoen miners w . rc .
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rescjued alive. '