NEW SOUTHERN ROAD
NORTH STATE NEWS
A CHOLERA SCARE
SHRM 1IIIL HWIIW OCSEME
Yellow Jack Grows Alternately Wofse
' - and Better
FATALITIES BECOME LESS COMON
Hew Cases .Show Up in Many Sec
tions of New Orleans and Else
where. New Orleans, Special. Official report
to p. m.:
"New cases, 58; total to date, 2082.
Deaths, 5; total, 292.
Vow HIgodsa rtntts Ifi
Cases under treatment, 321; discharg
ed, 1,496. .
The increased number of new cases
xeported Monday is accounted for by
the fact that several physicians, whose
names had not appeared on the list
there. The arrest of Dr. Berge, on a
charge of failing to report three cases,
Is believed to have had its effect on
others who were reporting only severe
cases. Of the deaths, only one was up
town, and he was the only native on
Dr. Brady, the medical inspector of
the State board, said that many coun
try physicians are not reporting mild
cases of yellow fever.
Among the outside reports are th
Patterson, nine cases, one death.
Lake Providence, three cases,
Terre Bonne parish, 15 cases.
St. harles parish, ten cases.
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La Place, St. John, seven new cases
since last report,
- Amelia, eight new cases.
Gulf port, Miss., five new cases.
Mississippi City, two new cases.
Vicksburg, Miss., two new cases.
The situation at Patterson where it
"was feared the ignorant Italians con
templated trouble has developed noth-
' ing new. No overt act has been com
mitted, and it is believed that danger
is oyer. Father Widman, the Jesuit
priest went there Sunday and met the
citizens and a number of leading Ital
ians and proposes to make a perrsonal
canvass of the town, to talk to every
Italian, and convince him of the good
Intentions of the health authorities,
A. heavy downpour of rain prevented
the tnass-meeting which it was pro
posed to hold here today.
There is much interest in the case
of Dr. Philip Berge, the physician
who was arrested late Sunday night
on the charge of failing to report three
cases of yellow fever. He was paroled
by . the inspector, 'but will have to
answer to the charge Monday morn-
v.-incg, Jieipe .the second recorder. He
lias no record of them.
; There, has been a recrudescence at
;Tallulah, In Madison parish, not far
from vicksburg, three cases having
been diagnosed by Dr. Krauss, of the
Marine Hospital Service.
-" A report from Leeville, under date
of September 1, shows that there have
been 312 cases there so far, and 29
deaths, with 145 cases under treat
., To End Oil Inquiry.
Birmingham, Special. H. M. Beck
of this city who is representing minori
ty stockholders of the United Oil and
i Land , Company, of Columbus, Ga
states that the filial hearing in the in
vestigation proceedings against the of
ficers of the company is to be given
In Columbus, Gat, on September 7.
-temporary injunction has been in force
since last fall which restrains the
majority stockholders from disposing
of the company's properties at Moki
trick, California, in the Bakersfield
district The Associated Oil Company,
which. is the largest prroducer in
California, now operrates wells which
oil daily and the companiespra oer
turn out about ,000 to 1,500 barrels of
oil daily and the officers of the Asso
ciated Company are the majority
stockholders in the United Oil and Land
Bomb Explodes in Crowd,
' Barcelona, Special. A - bomb explod
ed with terrific force Sunday afternoon
on the marine parade which was
thronged with holiday makerrs. A
panic ensued and the air was rent with
shrieks and groans of the victims, who
numbered 21, including one ' woman,
kitted and five persons mortally wound
ed. The bqmb was conical in shape
and was covered with cement. The
perpetrator of the outrage is unknown.
One witnees states ,that early this
morning a child was seen to deposit a
bomb at the foot of a tree, while an
other version is that the bomb was plac
d at the foot of a tree this afternoon
and that the man who was seen to.
place it there was injured '
No Spread of Disease at Notchez.
Natchez, Miss., Special. This is the
fifth day since the promulgation of the
report of yellow fever in Natchez, since
vhich time no new cases have been re
ported. All of the patients are doing
veil, the fever being of an exceedingly
mild type. Fifty-three volunteers made
a house to house canvass and reported
ery littlt sickness.
Case in Indian Territory
Uttle Rock, Ark., Special. Major
General t7. h. Haynes, commanding
theq Arkansas militia, which is fur
nishing the guards to enforce the State
iuarintin9, was officially informed to
4J of the existence of a case of yellow
fever at Mayesville, I, T., and imme-'
lately gave orders to the guards to
tighten the quarantine. t. Mississippi
and Louisiana, Florida and Atlanta,
CJa., have been declared infected trri
tor the state boara of health.
Gfeat Activity "SSoWn in New Enter
prises and Enlargements.
Columbia, S. 0 The fourth press-
cloth mill in the United States will
be established here. Press cloth is
manufactured from -camel's hair and
mohair, and the woven cloth is used
in cotton-seed oil mills, linseed oil
mills, in wine factories and other
plants where the products must be
strained by pressure through fabric.
This new enterprise will be an impor
tant addition to Columbia's indus
tries as well as to the textile inter
ests of the South, with which it may
be classed . The plant at Columbia
will be built by the American Press
Cloth Co., which is now being organ
ized by Messrs. Benj. P. Taylor, John
Jacob Seibels, E. G. Seibels, Thomas
Tayolr, Jr., and A. S. Guignard, the
capital stock to be $50,000 , to begin
with. Contract has been awarded to
Messrs. Waring & Co., for the erec
tion "of the necessary Dundings to
have a floor space of 5,000 square
feet, and Messrs. Benj. F. Taylor and
A. F. Parker are now in New York
arranging for the purchase of the ma
chinery and other mechanical equip
ment that will be required. Mr. Par
ker will be superintendent of the
plant. He setablished the press-cloth
mill at Houston, Texas, that being
one of the three now in operation in
this country. The other two are at
Brooklyn, N. Y., and North Chelms
Magnolia, Miss. Some months ago
the Magnolia Cotton Mills announced
eertains engagements arranged for its
giant, and details were made public.
The work has progressed steadily,
and recently the addition was corn
jilted. It is of interest to note briefly
what was done to affect the better
ments. There has been built an ad
dittion which makes the company's
main building 78 fee wide by 292
feet long, and the new machinery was
installed. This gives the mill an
qquipment of 10,000 spindles and 264
looms, with necessary accompanying
marchinerj', for manufacturing sheee-
mgs. The daily output of these goods
is 15,000 yards. The textile mach
inery was furnished by the Whitin
Machine Works, of Whitinsville,
Mass., and the Woonsocket Machine
and Press Co., of Woonsocket, R. L
The Magnolia oCtton Mills corpora
tion increased its capital stock from
$100,000 to $200,000 in making these
Durham, N. C Notwithstanding
the reports that continue of a boycott
on Americsn-made goods bv Chinese
buyers, the Southern cotton mills con
tinue to make shipments of their pro
ducts to the Far. East. This is indi
cated by a dispatch from. Dunn, N.
C, which refers to the shipment dl
500,000 yeards of cloth to Shanghai
by the No. 2 mill of the Erwin Cotton
Mills Co., of this place. The, No. 2
mill is located at Duke, near Dunn.
It was planned for 70,000 spindles
and 2,000 looms, but only half that
equipment is in position at present,
and the product is denim cloths. This
is one of several recent instances o
big foreign order for Southern mills.
Emporia, Va. Recent reports thai
the Ashby Cotton Mill Co. intends to
double its 5000-spindle plant have
been verified by the company. While
this is the company's intention, yet
contracts for the machinery, etc., will
not be awarded for some time, as
a water power is to be developed first
This development will consist of ob
taining 400-horse power from the Me-
herrin river, to be transmitted by
electricity. It will develop the entire
power available, and plans are now
being prepared. T. Ashby Blythe of
114 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, is
president ot the mill company.
The Cabarrus Cotton Mills of Con
cord, N. Cv contemplates building a
large addition to its plant; present
equipment, 8,500 spindles and 542
The Union Bleaching and Finishing
Co., ot brreenville, SS. C. has awarded
contracts for "the installation of new
machinery to increase the capacity of
its plant. A reservoir will also be
The Nantucket Cotton Mills will,
during the coming fall, install 5,000
1-1. v - - -L
aaaitonal spindles or the Saco & Pet-
tee make. This plant is under the
management o Mr. J. S. McAlister.
A movement is on foot-for the or
ganization of a company with capital
stock of $200,000 or $300,000 for the
purpose of building a, cotton mill be
tween Jttagan and Ulaxton, Cxa. it. A.
Scott of Hagan is interested in the
enterprise, and invites correspon
dence for information to be addressed
T. W. Brame, of Macon. Miss., is
interested in plans being ormulated
lor the erection ot a cotton mill in
Lexington, .N. C. The Nokomis
Cotton Mills is now receiving1 3000
spindles and 45 looms, recently con
tracted for, and the new machinery is
being installed in the company
buildings. It was announced last fall
that the management had decided up
on this enlargement, and about $20,
000 has been expended for then ew
equipment. There have been 12,430
spindles and 320 looms in position.
Working People Take a Day Off For
Rest and Pleasure
OBSERVANCE WAS VERY GENEW
Holiday Set Apart For Working Pet
pie Generally Observed With Aj
New York, Special. Fifteen thous
and workers marched under streaming
unmbeiias in ,New York s Labor Day
parade. Although the rain poured with
tropical precipitation, only strict orders
Irom the union leaders prevented an
even larger number of workers from
marching though the deep puddles
which collected on the asphalt of up
per Fifth avenue. The members of the
Waitresses' Union, who had prepared to
march attired m white dresses and
shoes, and carrying parasols, were so
determined to march in the parade that
it required a decree of the Central Fed
erated Union declaring that it was un
becoming for women to tramp in slop
py streets to deter them. In the men's
unions, not only did the workers
march, but many of theni were follow
ed ,.by small, sons uniformed like their
Chicago, Special. Ideal weather cor
ditions prevailed here for the obser-
ance of Labor Day. The union labc
parade, numbering many thousand,
marchers, was the chief attraction.
The magnitude of the procession was
a surprise. The marchers started
;hortly after 10 a. m.- ana were 3
hours passing a given point. Among
the notables near the head of the line
was Cornelius P. Shea, leafier of the
recent big strike of the teamsters in
The parade was halted when it was
discovered .that a teamsters' union was
marching behind a non-union band.
Committees went into a conference on
a street corner. The trouble was ad
justed and the parade resumed.
Salisbury, Special. Monday wit
nessed the greatest Labor Day celebra
tion ever held in Salisbury. There
were over I5,uuu visitors in tne city.
The parade was over a mile long,
made up of cnion and advei-tising
floats, tournament riders, fire com
panies, base ball teams and bands,
headed by carriages containing the
Governor, mayor and other city offi
cials. Three thousand organized ur
ion men, representing twelve differea
trades, were in line.
Charleston, S. C, Special.--Trad.
unions to the number of about a thous
and, representing a score of organiza
tions and including colored as well as
white lodges, paraded the streets to the
music of half a dozen bands and after
wards adjourned to several picnic
grounds and spent the remainder of
the day in merry making. The day was
observed generally in the city as a
Asheville, Special. Labor Day was
observed here with athletic contests
held under the auspices of the Centrr
Labor Union at Riverside Park. Aboi
ten thousand people witnessed tl
events, one of the features of whi
was a baseball game between Tl
Daily Citizen team and North Asht
ville. The newspaper boys won by a
score of 2G to 0. The day's programme
closed with a display of fireworks.
Roanoke, Va., Special. Labor Day
was generally celebrated here. The va
rious union labor organizations gave a
large parade in the morning. At the
Roanoke fair grounds in the afternoon
sports were engaged in and addresses
were delivered by Mayor J. H. Cutchm
and other prominent citizens. The
banks, office buildings, postoffice, etc.,
were closed and business suspended.
Richmond, Va., Special. Labor Day
was celebrated here with a parade of
trade organizations throughout the
city to West End Park, where there
were games, speeches, athletic contests
and an all-day picnic. The parade was
smaller than usual, but the attendance
at the park was large.
Charlotte, N. C, Special Labor Day
was generally observed in the city.
Excursions brought thousands of visi
tors. The parade was large, and was
participated in by all the unions.
There was good speaking and athletic
sports' and. numerous amusements. The
day passed off quietly and pleasantly.
Oyster Bay, Special. Robert Bacon,
of New York, has been appointed As
sistant Secretary of State, in succes
sion to Francis B. Loomis, resigned.
President Roosevelt authorized Mon
day the "official announcement of Mr.
Bacon's appointment. The appoint
ment of Mr. Bacon was agreed upon
almost immediately after Elihu Root
had accepted the office of Secretary of
State, but was not announced. Mr.
Bacon for many years had been an im
portant factor of business life in New
York city, having been withi'n a year
or so ago a junior partner in the
banking house of J. P. Morgan & Co,
President Roosevelt has known Mr.
fiacon for many years.
Break Away From Conference.
Liverpool, By Cable. All the steam
ship lines both British and continental
have broken away from the North At
lantic conference and are therefore
fres to act independently regarding
passenger trains, etc. It is authori
tatively stated, however, that none of
the lines will take the responsibility .of
making changes and that everything
will continue as though the conferon
were stilj in existence.
Wontonly Shot Down Jews.
Klshiheff, By Cable. During the
progress here of a funeral procession
of Jewish workmen following the body
of a poor woman who had been killed
by roughs, shots were heard and the
procession was suddenly charged by
troops and policed ilany of the "work
men were wounded and ' 50 of them
were arrested. Several are missing
and are supposed to have been killed.
Prospect Good For Opening a Great
FROM CHICAGO TO CHARLESTON
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Man
agement Announces Contemplated
Great Undertaking-Rich Kentucky
Coal Fields to be Traversed.
New York, Special. The Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dayton system Is to have
a through line from Chicago to Char
leston, S. C.t traversing rich coal fields
in Kentucky and making the Cincin
nati, Hamilton, Dayton and Pierrfc
Marquette system a coal and iron ore
President Zimmerman said:
"Work has been undertaken on the
construction of a bridge from Ashe
land to Ironton. We propose build
ing a railroad 125 miles long into Ken
tucky, where we have acquired 350,000
acres of coal lands and will build ccke
ovens and other development work.
We expect the output of these mines
to be from two and a half to three
million tons a year.
"Work on improving ; the coal and
ore docks at Toledo is under way, and
we are building a fleet for carrying coal
and ore on the Great Lakes." "
Mr. Zimmerman said the plans for
financing the project had been com
pleted. Birthplace of Lincoln.
Now Y ork, Special. Abraham Lin
coln's birthplace in Kentucky, which
was purchased at public auction by
Robert J. Collier, of this city, is to bo
restored and preserved. Mr. Collier
said recently that he had not decided
exactly what course to pursue with
regard to the estate. It could be, he
said, turned over-to the national gov
ernment an.d the farm counld be main
tained as a park. The surrounding
country 'is beautiful and the place is
not far from a railroad. Perhaps one
of the patriotic societies may be inter
ested enough in the property to as
sume the care of it, in which case 1
would make it over to' such an organi
zation .The cost of maintaining the
place should not be large.
For Hateras Lighthouse.
Washington, Special. Specifications
and drawings for the light house and
sation which Congress authorized Al
bert Eels and associates, of Boston,
Mass., to construct at Diamond Shoals,
off Cape' Hatteras, N. C, were filed
at the office of the Secretary of Com
merce and Labor. Under the act of Con
ficess authorizing the construction of
the light house the engineers had six
months in which to file plans. The time
would have expired on September 3.
The plans were referred to the govern
ment light house board for approval.
Fire at Efland
Eand, Special. A saw mill located
abojut three miles north of here, be
longing to G. W. Albright, was de
stroyed by fire at an early, hour this
morning. A large lot of fine oak lum
ber, belonging to J. H. Slippen, of
Southerlin, Va., was also destroyed.
The fire was first seen,b Rudie Hol
ly, a youngv man who was up during
the night looking after a barn of to
bacco. He aroused his neighbors but
the fire was beyond control when they
reached it. The loss will probably be
between $3,000 and $4,000.
Georgia Railroad Project.
Beaiimont, Tex., Special. The
Bainbridge & Gulf Railroad Company
received a charter. The company pro
poses constructing a railroad 52 miles
long from this pice, where it will, con
nect with the Atlantic Coast Line at
Bainbridge to Fairchildsf, Ga., the
Chattahoochee river. Ultimately, it is
said, the road will, be extended to some
point on .the Gulf coast. J. L. Hand, J.
W. Everett and D. C. Barrow, of this
city, are prominent among the incorpo
rators. They propose beginning con
struction at an earlv date.
Korean Officer Dismissed.
Seoul, By Cable. John Mcx
Brown, who for 12 years past has been
at the head of the Korean customs, is
to be dismissed. This is probably due
to the fact that the customs adminis
tration has been undertaken by M.
Megata, the Japanese advisor of the
Korean government, and is part of his
j general plan to reorganize Korean fi
nance, under the nev arrangement
the customs service wifr cease to exist
as a separate organization but will be
arranged on a plan similar to that of
the Chinese mairitime customs. Di
rector Brown improved the harbors
during his long service in the depart
ment which was the only honestly
administered in the government.
Beaumont, Tes., Special. The
Southern Lumber Manufacturers' As
sociation has announced a general ad
vance of one dollar per thousand feet
on pine. Statistical information shows
a decrease In stocks during July of
26,000,000 and an involuntary curtail
ment in the same, month of 86,000,000
feet among 149 mills. Demand is so
brisk that more of the mills through
out the territory are working double
Washington, Special. Consul Gen
eral Rogers, at Shanghai, cabled the
State . Department that the position
there s to the anti-American boycott
was improving. The officials of the
State Department have come to the
conclusion that the boycott has prac
tically exhausted itself, the Chinese
merchants finding that they them
selves were the principal losers.
Occurrences of Interest in Various
Farts of the State.
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent prices paid
Good middling 10
Strict middling ..10U
Tinges 9 to 10
Stains 7 to S
General Cotton Market.
Galveston, easy.. .. 10
New Orleans, quiet IOV2
Mobile, dull 1038
Savannah, steady 10 9-16
Charleston, steady .'. . .10Vo
Norfolk, steady. 10
Baltimore, nominal .-114
New York, quiet 11.15
Boston, quiet 11.35
Philadelphia, steady 11.40
Houston, quiet.. -10
Augusta, -steady , 10
Memphis, steady. . 10'
St. Louis, firm .. .. ....10
North State News.
Fifty applicants for license to the
practice of law stood the examina
tion last week before the Supreme
Court. Forty-six ont of 50 passed
the examination. Their names are
as follows: Charles H. Martin, John
son county; William P. Webb, Frank
lin; Frederick D. Swindell, Carteret;
Charles B. Stipper, Robinson ; Wal
ter A. Chisholm, Moore; Wm.' M.
Bellamy, New Hanover; Edgar B.
Cloud, Polk; Robt. H. Dixon, Chat
ham; Thaddeus S. Feree, Randolph;
Jno. W. Whisnant, Caldwell; John
C. Bower, Ashe; Nathan T. Ryals,
Johnston; Walter E. Brock, Union;
Jay Y. Long, Union; Henry B.
Adams, Jr., Union; Edw. S. Askew,
Bertie; Robt. B. Boone, Jr., Durham;
Sumter C. Brawley, Iredell ; Burke H.
Bridgers, New Haxiover; Frederick
W. MBynum, Chatham; John Ches
hire, Edgecomb; Ben F. Dixon, Jr.,
Wake; Jos. F.. Ford, Buncombe; Dan
iel G. Fowle, Wake ; Vonno L. Gud
ger, Buncombe; Laurence H. Hamp
ton, Jaekson ; Alfred W. Haywood,
Jr., Alamance ; Dr. Ezekiel Hender
son, Onslow; Geo. L. Jones, Macon;
Graham Kenan, Duplin; Henry P.
Lane,. Rockingham; James S. Law
ton, Duplin; John W. Ragland, News
Ferry, Va.; Forest M. Redd, Meck
lenburg; Ernest L. Sawyer, Pasquo
tank; John E. Swann, Buncombe;
Patrick H. Wilson, Wake ; Stephen C.
Wooten, Pitt; John W. Gafford, New
Hanover; John M. Coates, Harnett;
Geor. H. Wright, Buncombe; Edw. H.
Farris, Guilford; James W. Scroggs,
Forsyth; Robt. B. Pharr, Mecklen
burg; Isaac F. Long, Buncombe.
An effort is to be made, during the
coming autumn, it is learned from Mr.
Streeter, of the Children's Home So
ciety of North Carolina, to effect the
organization of a State conference of
charities. Of course it is understood
that the call for this will emanate
from the State board of charities,
which will manifest interest in the
work. It is thought that during the
State fair will be a good tirre for
holding such a conf erenoe. Mr. Street
er soems to be very confident that
the next Legislature will create for
North Carolina what is known as the
juvenile court system and with it the
probation sys tem. What he. has done
with his work so far has very clearly
shown the value of the probation sys
tem. He has received 105 children
since his society was . organized, not
quite two years ago, and all of these'
have been placed in homes or in insti
tutions which will probably train
The corporation commissioners find
that the total of incomes as reported .
to it is $2,693,000, being an increase
of over last year of $238,4S6. The
commission ; has t not as yet, finished
this work, as a number of - persons
have been reported by county com
missioners for being liable for income
taxes who have failed to list. The
commissioner has served notice upon
these and has caHed upon them for
a report. Thirteen counties report
no increase. The following are the
counties which make the largest re
turns of income taxes : Wake $297,
599, New Hanover $256,764, Mecklen
burg $221,070, Guilford $198,016,
Durham $185,692, Forsyth ' $179,484,
Buncombe $168,743, Wayne $65,922,
The Stat Department of Agricul
ture announces the resignation of
Franklin Sherman as entomologist,
he having gone to Canada, and of
G. M. Bently as his assistant, he hav
ing gone to Tennessee, and states
that for the present R. S. Wovlum
will be in charge of the entire work.
The last bulletin deals with insect
enemies ofj corn, Mr. Sherman hav
ing prepared it. The department
states that Bently and Sheinan re
signed simply because they were of
fered better salaries, which they
could not afford to decline.
The annual State fair of the col
ored people will be held at Raleigh at
the fair grounds, beginning October
30th, and will run through six days.
James E. Hamlin is the secretary.
The last of these fairs was the best
yet held. The first fair was held in
1879 where the Soldiers' Home now
is, the place having previously been
Camp Russell, garrisoned by United
Spates troops and . during: the civil
war having been the Pettigrew Hos
1 pital. .
American Seaport Towns Seriously
Menaced By the Plag ue
II GETS HOLD IN GERMAN PORTS
Plague Record Stands at 51 Cases
and 19 Deaths, Two Cases Existing
at Hamburg, But the Greatest
Danger to American Ports is Be-,
lieved to Lie in the Austrian Port
Berlin, By Cable. Dr. Nocht, harbor
physician at Hamburg, in reply to in
quiries made by the press concerning
cholera, telegraphs as follows:
"The transhipment of Russian emi
grants having been suspended at Ham
burg, further cholera infection is im
probable. "The room companion of the first
case has a light attack, but otherwise
all the emigrants are healthy.
"Three emigrants due to sail last
Thursday 6n the steamer Moltke, (for
New "York,) were landed and since
then have been under medical obser
vation. All are healthy. The drink
ing water and the sanitary arrange
ments here are faultless, and conse
quently an epidemic is unlikely. -
"Single instance, naturally, in spite
of the greatest care, cannot always be
prevented, but no danger exists for sea
traffic. I am convinced that all the
means for opposing the cholera are in
use. We are going to meet the future
with tranquility and we hold that
Americans have no grounds for dis
' The opinion is expressed in Berlin
that the United States seaboard has
more to fear from emigrants shipping
at Trieste than from German ports
as cholera is already in Austria Po
land. The record stands at 51 cholera cases
and 19 deaths, a steady increase and a
high percentage of .mortality. The
meet uneasy news for America is that
a second case exists at Hamburg. It
was officially reported that a laborer in
St. George's Hospital where the Rus
sian emigrant died, has cholera, but it
is added that the seizure is of a milder
form than the previous ones. Two of
the other fresh cases are in east Prus
sia, indicating that the infected area
has widened. The imperial health office,
as shown by the statement made, is
confident that it has the disease in
hand. The most recently reported vic
tims are among the Russian rivermen
in quarantine. Professor Adolph Kafa,
Prof. Koch's successor as head of the
Institute of Infectious Diseases, has
gone to the infected district to direct
the measures to confinet the disease.
The Institute of Infectious Diseases
will be open all night examining secre
tions taken from the digestive tubes
of persons who have died under ,cir
sumstances suggesting cholera. From
time to time couriers arrive from
some port of Germany with portions of
bodies done up hermetically.
The Minister of the Interior has is
sued an order covering all Prussia, re
quiring physicians immediately after-
the death of any suspected patient to-
send a messenger with sections of the
almentary canal to the Institute of
Infectious Diseases for through exami
nation. Gets Lower Duty.
Mexico City, Special In consequence
of a treaty recently made between
French and Mexico, the former country
is now imposing the minimum duty on
Mexico coffee shipped from a Mexi
can to a French port. Exports of cof
fee to France show a considerable in
crease at very good prices.
Peppered the Bridegroom.
Richmond, Va., Special. John Klnk
er was shot and painfully wounded in
the left shoulder with a shotgun by
W. L. Mason, at Lacross, Va., Sunday
afternoon. He Went to Mason's to to
married to Miss Lula A. Hirris, who
was living at Mason's. It is said Ma
son had notified Kinker that he would
kill him if he came on to his yard. On
Kinker entering the yard, Mason fired
on him twice, as above stated. Kinker
was subsequently married to Miss Har
ris and is doing well. Mason is under
New Casses in Mississippi.
Jackson, Miss., Special. Surgeon;
Wasdin reports three new cases of yel
low fever at Gulport and states that
the situation is well in hand along the
Gulf coast. Dr. Labanon report one case
of fever at Pearlington, near the Loui
siana line, and has taken charge as
State health officer. Three new sus
picious cases are under observation at
Doubt Cast on Story. .
Fernandina, Fla.4 Special. The two
men from the ill-fated ship Peconic,
which they say sank near this shore
last Sunday, are still here, and, in
obedience to orders received from New
Yi-ok, from the vessel's owners, will
ton and several thousand dollars' worth
until the truth of their story is fully
established. No bodies have yet wash
ed ashore and no wreckage from the
vessel &a been seen.