MARION. N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1895.
' X DE'OCRXT1C' FaMIlY SKWsrAPEIL" '
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t. ...i Ol AU AN STATISTICS
a: lli; Minneapolis Con
vention. A Deputies of the Episcopal
-?'i:n at Minneapolis, Mian.,
. of Louisiana, In his re
cf the church, said that
-if ir-is.e In '92, ten bishops
:l had been consecrated,
, into missionary districts.
: ,i 73 bishops, 4,544 cler
ij ! for Jay orders, 190,820
. p-rycir.aud 131,473 con
v.'fi now 619,500 com
17 Lurch edifices, and near
a ! "i: .'volt'nt orcdueation
..tnoutions from all sources
j ,V'I that the body of com
: -j -a; in? more than tho num
i i, in Ti ano in tho trienuium
, .i.iic the list of priests had
. : t he attributed to "in
;, nuiutioii of stipends." Tho
years was 185,000 less
: .M'YiLZ period.
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tives of Corbett and
.:!. CuuM Not Get To-
i I:, r on ;i Ilte.
, .. I!.t Spring;, Ark., says;
: i ..'jpjiiS fight has been de
;: I ' ri-iu Athletic Club.
1 . . ! v.. i: willing to postpone
;. ,! ;-r 11th but Julian, ab
, i.tative, was not and the
I ii. match off. The ne
i ' ! : .Hid nor. iu the best
-i ! h.-irg-d the other with
t the U;tter of the
, . , ;,; ' ' fuht altogether.
I the r.rjy Democratic Newspaprr In
MeD. .'('! cnuntt, and has a large cir
cu'a i c in adjoining counties It pub
1 !.ej !1 the news without fear or
favor, a::d is tiic organ of no ring oi
fi q i.
I: is the bil'i champion of the peo
ile'i ii.ht.4, an earnest srl vacate cf the
b-st intersts f the county of McDow
e!l Kt.d the town of Marion. Its ader
ti'inp r.tt-s are rraonb,e, and the tub
pi ice is fl.00 per year in ad-
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T. J. Akdersow,
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Atio.vet asd Cotjnllo at Law.
Marion, - N 0.
Practice! in all courts. Btate and Ted-
Special attention fciren to lave
'irv- :aod tltlei and collecting clalmi.
&0a.-e on Main Strttt.
j.. " ; 1 d and Scientific Barber. Over
u '' ' orug itore. Call and tee
T- " ; i'ouinc iitlrfactlon ia ail i-
Large Gains in o"n..An Eff
Corner In New Orlean.
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.ji mo pcui wees says-
There Is less push to the gTal wm
much hv rc-rf,
j iroai ine 85trn !,-VVfl,
merchants Hnlin, i r Uou"' Btinicr'3
favorable condlUoDs ' r ,thi aaWy
general, the voium r"f . th? Soutb- la
htly'smallers ;,ek butTm. "PP?5ra
Sl, a.thou.h .iilwh!2SSfc
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United States this h L - tnrouhout the
against 271 U VVkvv
one year a,jo 340 audaiK fir Ji 'k9 wet!c
ooSue t ViS," South
Among higher pres for staple are the
for cotton and cotton Koods, which rt
immense speculation and good atual'de
mand, rowin? out of the bNipf t o
crop Keports that Xw Orleans houses
nave tried to coroner October delivery are
said to be confirmed by strong support from
tor ;rxm;n.jr..v:,!:",?u:-r, on a ,,t-
,.r "ifc " wiiuiiu-'u ury weath
er, although spring wheat receipts are very
large. Winter wheat brauds of flour are
Scarce and hicher. Corn ia fir,.
ft ricted receipts, and oats, "coffee and coal
aro also higher, the latter on continued pro
gross toward paying rate?.
li'jftcr prices ior fcieei lulls reflect the sub-
. ... m me iron and
t-teel trade, but Le.ssenicr p is unchanged.
creasing demand for aad weaker tono of
raws. Lard is slightly off. and pork is
weaker but unchnno.! -.n
South Can Hold Its Cotton.
Messr . S. Munn, Son & Co.'s market letter
Kays: Ine Souto i3 in a more independent
position, a? a rule, than for manyj-ears past.
Tin lars:e planter and the small farmer aro
not fon-ed to market their cotton whether
they wi-h to or not. They have raised larger
food crop than usual. The Southern crop
of corn is undoubtedly the largest on record,
ami the South hns also raised nn unusually
large supply of mat. This makes that sec
tion less dependent on tho factors than
usual, while to go still further back, tho crop
it-cf was rai.-ed on an unusually economical
bnis. The factors did not advance us much
money as customarily, and tin's is the A'Tson.
as i well known, why the use of fertilizers
was so largely reduced. Not for years past
i as the South been in n better position to
hold cotton if it chooses to do so.
THE SINKING OF THE KUNG PAI.
Only 24 Out of 40O Persons on the
Chinese Steamer Saved.
Tho London Daily Graphic publishes a
dispatch from Shanghai saying that thero
were 400 troops on board the transport Kung
Tai. on which vessel an explosion occurred
on Oct. 16. the transport linking immediate
ly thereafter. Only 21 persons ara reportej
to have been saved.
oirteen artesian wens will te drilled noir
Hazleton, Penn , by a coal-mining company
to 6upply water to its engines and collieries.
The drought this season has caused distress
in the mtnlncf villages.
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A BIG FALL.
The Collapse Was Caused by the Goln2
to Pieces of the New Orleans
A special fr.jrn New York to the Charlotte
O'-servtr says: The collapse of the bull
movement in the cotton market has been the
nio.t prominent topic iu the dry goods
market to-t!ay and meanwhile both bnyers
and sellers appear to ba doing little to push
new bush,;.;;, forward in staple goods. On
the part of the former, opinions were freely
express! that, whilst the break in cotton
may not be reflected in lower prices for cot
ton goods. 13 cifects may fchortly be seen In
a relaxation of reserve on the part of the
sellers with regard to future engagements
und the easier prosecution cf purchases for
H'ring on about existing levels. Sellers have
Kiv u no practical evidence of this as yet
and on th-ir part it is urged that scanty
Eupplid. coupled with the fact that, even
s ho ni l cotton settle down to something like
permanency on a somewhat lower basis than
.v'-med likely a week or so ago, cotton goods
would still be cheap compared with cost of
production ai.d a higher range cf values
well within ih.j l.-ouudsof probability.
Cutton prl'-os oa the New York cotton ex
change Monday morning opened over 30
points below Saturday's official closing fig
iii'. The decii i was accompanied by great
excitement. The. January futures opened at
!..jI cents agaiu.-t BM cents, Saturday's
cio.se. On Wednesday latt the same future
sold at 9.14 cents, or 00 points above today'9
opening. This is equivalent to iL50 a bale.
The immediute cause of the smash was an
opening decline in tho Liverpool market of
10 & 11 1-61 d. The decline as ft whole,
however, has been occasioned by the report
ed collapse of the bull campaign, which has
been m 'i peered from New Orleans for sev
eral months past.
The New oncaus bull clique was last week
reported to bo liquidating Its holdings of
cotton, and this quickened the decline in this
Business was very heavy Monday morning
and fluctuations very violent. Within thirty
seconds the market moved Ave points. Jan
uary, which had opened at 8.54. rallied to
8. CO and then weake ed again, with quick
raily and recovered during the lirst hour.
Sil-'sonthe opening call were on an enor
in tno early afternoon January cotton
torn lied 8.27. This was a decline of 117 l
point from Wednesday, or equivalent to I
5 So a bale. In the early afternoon, how- I
ever, conservative traders were counselling
that there should be a reaction or serious
results might follow.
Up to 1 o'clock the sales on the New York
cotton exchange aggregated for the day 600,
000 bales the largest on record. At 1:45
January's price was 8.40.
The tremendous break in cotton and the
wild, unprecedented scenes onthe floor of the
cotton exchange were tho talK of tue street.
Stock operators left their favorite speculative j
commodities to discuss cotton ana us down
One of the best known cotton brokers in
the city, when asked to give an opinion on
the market, said hurriedly: "The break had
to come and wa3 looked for, but it was not
expected all at once. The truth is that the
reaction in cotton is taking place In days in
stead of months. We are doing the business
of liquidating in three days. The market,
in consequence, is in a condition little short
of a panic and real values are not considered.
When prices reached what appeared to be
the bottom, John 8. Inman, who sold 25,000
bales of January at' 9.37 last weeJc, became
bull and bought back what he had sold at
1 cent less. His profits are reported to be
enormous on the transaction. Jlr. Inman
is said to have cleared over $300,000 on the
drop in cotton in the past f ur days.
THE SEW OBLEASS COTTON SLCMP.
When the cott u business closed at New
Orleans, Saturday, the disorganized and de
moralized bulls, who had been routed at
every point, hoped that with the intervening
Sanday something would turn up to save
them from absolute ruin. Many really be
lieved the bottom bad been touched.
Mondav morning tbe market opened des
titute of excitiug features from the tremen
dous flurry Saturday. Everybody wa3 af
fected with a low degrees of fever, however,
and it required but little to turn bedlam
loose. The market opened at about 2 to 4
points below Saturday'? closing price. From
this on there was a continued decline. Be
tween 11:30 nnd 12 o'clock the wild excite
ment of Saturday was perhaps surpassed.
The announcement of the failure of Lmmett
& iiuech, and L. O. Glbert A Co., was posted
and added somewhat to the freuzy of the
.Tanuarv futures went down to 8.07 but
there was a rallv and the market clovd
steady at 8.19 to 8.20.
The heavy selling was almost entirely for
liie Falling OflT iu Value, but Not In
Quanity. Due to Decrease In P rices.
Accordlugtoa speoial bulletin issued by
the Department of Agriculture there has
been a Urge falling oft in the value of agri
cultural exports for tbe fiscal year ending
July 1st as compared with preceding years.
The figures are i3o3. 215.317 for the cur
icut fiscal vear. f G2S.363.G.JS for 1S34. 615,
32 !W6 for" liJ-'S, an t 7J.'.323.2a2 for 1SJ2.
A compared with tlis average of the six
ve.iis from 1S.X) to li'?). our agricultural
products tell fl about $90,000,000.
This sdiortage, accorvliug to Secretary Mor
tu. i- dac mainly to shrinkage of prices.
Tl:e export value's of wheat, flour, and cot
toafor 13 were only $300,000,000, while
haJ the price.- of 1S2 prevailed the quanti
ties exported in 15 would have brought In
The total export for th la t fiscal year cf
ail kind. of merchandise were less by SS5,
i vWOOO than in 1?P4. but the falling off was
J.ne to low prices to s'.ich an extent, that had
cttoa. t acoa. an 1 lard been sold at the same
1 n.'es a? the previous year, they would alone
ti.ne brought up tbe total esports toth tlg
;.ie? of the previous year.
Secretary Morton, however, figures out
that there has beea a retrograde movement
m both quantity and value oT flour, wheat,
corn, oleomargarine, seeds, cheese, butter,
hois, hides, oil cake aad cepper, while to-1
kiooo. wool, cotton cloths, coal, animals, ag
iic'iltural implement-, leather, and furs have
Lei t tLelr own.
There ba been a more or less marked In
crease in oil, fish, fruits, and nuts, manufac
turers of iron and steel, cotton seed oil, via
egur, nai v.ie.
A SAD DEATH.
A Four-Year-Old Child Slowly Starve
te Death In an Old Attic.
At Ishpemlng, illch,, the remains of the
four-year-old daughter of AdolphLufrenler,
who mysteriously disappeared last pricp,
were found la the unused attio of the bulbi
ng ever a store in the centre of the city.
j where the faxiJy lived. She had climbed to
i to the room and slowly starved to death, her
rieg being unneara r ner cusiraciea par
iits. When she disappeared several hun-r--1
.'! ', is, including the Are department,
rj.r-.-k-1 the eity and suburbs for her.
OCCURRENCES WORTH NOTING
FROM ALL OVER THE STATE.
L. C. Latham Dies Under tbe Knife.
Congressman L. C. Latham, of
Greenville, died at the Maryland
University hospital in Baltimore, last
Wednesday night. Ho had Euffered
for some time fiom stomach trouble
and went to Baltimore for treatment.
An operation was performed but on
account of the weakened condition of
Mr. Latham, he -could not fctand the
shock. Mr. Latham was 55 years of
age. He represented the firfct North
Carolina district in Congress several
times. He fought on the Confeder
ate tide and reached the rank of major.
Ex-Governor Jarvis, of North Caroli
na, arrived in the city last night to be
with him in his suffering, but Mr.
Latham was dead when he arrived.
He left fcr home almost immediately,
taking with Lim the remains of his
GENTRY AND ROBERT J.
Tbe Two Great Pacers to !tace In North
Contracts have been signed for a
match race at the Reidsville mile track
between John R. Gentry and Robert
J., the two noted pacers. The race
will come oil during the fall meeting,
October 29th to November l$t. The
purse is 81, 000. This will be the most
notable race that ever took place in
Advance Agricultural Reports.
The reports of correspondents of the
agricultural bulletin for October are
coming in. They are not on crops,
but on hogs, cattle, etc. They show
an increase in quality and quantity of
both and nlw that much more pork
than usual will be put up. Most of
the correspondeuts give the no-fence
law as the cause of the improvement.
Note is made, in many reports of heavy
damage by this mouth early frosts.
President Charles L. Stevens, of
the State Press Association, who re
turned on Monday from Atlauta, re
ports that the association while there
received 10 new members and has now
over 100 members, the largest number
iu its history.
In tho races at Alamance fair last
week "Gov. Holt" won in the two year
old race; time '2:391. In the two fifty,
class Kitty Hawk won; time, 2:32.
Choctaw won third heat in 2:30.
Auror farmers all agree that the
cotton crop will not exceed fifty per
cent of the regular crop. The con
tinned drought has about ruined the
potato and turnip crops.
On the Wadesboro market Wednes
day there were 167 bales of cotton sold,
the highest bringing 9.17. Thursday
the receipts reached the amount of 117
bales; highest 9.05.
The reports which come from the
northern and western parts of the
Piedmont country are that a fourth of
the tobacco crop was destroyed by last
Governor Carr pars 8100 reward
for the recapture of Charles Sheltou,
one of five murderer who laet month
escaped from jail at Marshall.
Treasurer Worth says that there are
now in this State 26 national banks, 3g
State, and 18 private and pavings
A farmer in Surry county has a pig
itb five distinct ears four on tbe
right side of the head and one on the
The State Baptist Convention will
be held in Greensboro this year, be
ginning on December 5.
Several farmers near Winston-Salem
are through sowing wheat, notwith
standing the drought.
Deputy Collector Alspaugh has sold
nearly 3,000 gallons of whiskey seized
Sportsman are now killing a great
number of ducks in the waters around
The number of the roller flourirjg
mills in the State has increased to 100.
9:05 was paid for cotton at Monroe
nnd Vadt6boro last week.
CONDUCTOR PAYSEUR KILLED.
Ills Head Crushed lletweeu Two Cars
at the Lenoir Depot.
Mr. J. T. Payseur, one of tbe cour
teous and highly etdeemed conductois
ou the Chester and Lenoir Railroad, was
instantly killed Thursday night about
s (.'clock ou tbe depot yard at Lenoir.
Mr. Pnysenr was making up an extia
tram, which had rnu between Lenoir
und Hickory for some weeks pant, used
almost evclusively for lumber. A box
car nas standing on the track and the
i-ngine, with several flat load of lum
ber, was backing to couple on to this
box car. On the rear ilat of lumber
one long piece projected Lueyond tbe
eud of the flat, reaching so far as to
almost touch the box when the coup
ling came together. It was in thi
death-trap that the unfortunate man
carelessly placed his head, in tbe act
of coupling the cars, meeting bis
death' in the performance of duty
that as not required of him.
The Visible Supply.
The tct&l v;;it!e supply of cotton for the
wcrli is 2.S91,42S bales, ot which 2,611.228 j
toles arr American, against 2.704.SS4 tales '
ai 2,313,255 bales respectivaly last year. I
Korean Qoeei's Uodv Fottid.
The lciy of the murdered Queen of Korea
tu been loaad, a Seoul dispatch report.
R-rpi ti (-1 crttnn thl s-eSr at all lntHr i W
.r.rrri fx . p.-rttt. f, eraMf time. Among some ol thee
. i-o,:r, i. . . 4 I rene-t for the wck werea fllW.OOO
-,VV;!W3 " I miirtn Missouri- .t0 nertrh-j.
' 1 T.nnMi: a as.bOO toSii'ree in T
The town of Blancheater, O., was
almost completely wiped oat br fire
The mining tow n olCrede. Col., wu
almost entirely destroyed by fire early
A disaftrons fire occurred in New
Orleans on Friday, destroying about
300,000 worth of property.
Robert Ridley, a negro, was hanged
at Sussex Court llonse, Ya., on Friday.
Last December he thot and killed a
man named Williams at that place.
Morris Schoenholz, convicted of ar
son in the first degree, second offense,
was sentenced to 4S years iu the State
prison by Judge Fitzgerald at New
At Washington, the Colored Nation
al Convention completed its work Fri
day when Chairman James W. Poe de
clared it adjourned to meet at Rich
mond, Ya., the second Tuesday of
The aggregate of the embezzlement
of the State Bank cashier, J. C.
Cokan, of Fort Scott, Kas., is declared
by Yiee President Stewart, to be fully
850,000. This has renewed the ex
citement and shattered the hopes of
many of the depositors and all of the
The forgeries of A. K. Ward, mana
ger of the Memphis, Tenn., Baireland
Heading Company, grow, and are now
estimated by Memphis bankers to bo
not less than 200,000. It is thought
he has gone to Honduras and the
opinion prevails that he has tbe bulk
of the money with him.
Champion Corbett arrived in Hot
Springs.Ark., Friday morning from his
training quarters at Spring Lake, and
was met at the depot by Sheriff Houpt,
Manager Brady, Joe Vendig and other
friends and officials of the Florida
Athletic Club. He was taken before
a justice of the peace. The warrant
for the arrest of Corbett was issued
upon a complaint by Prosecuting At
torney Teague, that Corbett has
threatened to engage in a prize-fight
or a glove contest with one Robert
Fitzsimmons, and has threatened and
is about to commit an atuault and bat
tery upon the person of said Robert
Fitzsimmons, which assault and bat
tery is of a character endangering hu
man life. Corbett was released on a
petition of habeas corpus, pending his
The Republican city convention of
Detroit nominated, without opposi
tion, Mayor H. S. Pingree for a fourth
A epecial from Menomine," Micb.,
says there was a enow btorm thero Fri
day night, there being over an inch of
it on the ground.
The Youghiogheny river region
(Pennsylvania) miners have gone out
on a strike against a reduction in
wages. 2,000 men are idle.
Fire at New Orleans destroyed the
National Rice Mill, and four adjourn
ing buildings. Loss estimated at
$200,000; fully insured. The loss in
cluded $30,000 worth of rice.
At Lehigh, a mining town of Iowa,
Reed Smith, a mulatto, killed his wife.
Upon the sheriff going to arrest him
he shot off an ear of toat official, kill ing
a woman standing behind him,
Four desperate moonshiners were
captured by revenuors in Monroe
county, West Virginia, on the Green
brier river Saturday. Three others
escaped with a rain of bullets whist
ling about them.
The paper box and baggage factory
of Wellbouso Sc Sons, on Decatur
street, Atlanta, was burned Saturday
night. The loss is 3100,000 ncl is
fu.ly covered br insurance. ltV) men
and girls were safely gotten ou.
While out in a sail boat, A.J. Miller,
ex-Mayor of Quiucy, 111., and Henry
Clay, of Canton, Mo., were drowned.
Thero were six men in the bot when
it was capsized. The other foar, after
being in the river an hour aiW a half
At Hancock, Mich., the bodies of
Chris. Kramer and wife, agert people,
were found in the cellar of their house
Saturday with their throats rut from
ear to tar. It is certain that the dou
ble murder was committed for tho pur
pose of robbery.
John W. Mackay, Jr., son o2 the
California millionaire, was thrown
from his horse and killed, at his coun
try place at Mavct, in the Department
of Sarthe, France, Friday. .The body
was embalmed and taken to Paris,
Monday morning. He was 25 years of
A. E. Shorte, general manager for
Georgia, of the Massachusetts Life In
surance Association, w as killed by one
of tbe Southern Exposition's trains
Setarday night at Atlanta. He was
walkinj on the track near Moore st eet
in the western part of the city. He
leaves a family.
Larze Increase Over Last Year.
proved Financial Condition of
The Man Jfa:t urtrs Record reports thst
tbet&s c!esrr.:es throughout the South
lor ths wee show a large gala over the cor
reipciiiig period of last year, with lA.axi
trac tin jacreasiag miterUUy.
While the prevailing high price fcr eottot,
and tha stusdait supply cf corn and U?on
have put Southern tenters in better f tanclal
condition tfcan for tome yer. there U no
fpecial increase cf activity in the org4i.ua
ticn cf new industrial enterprle.
CoLtracu have been let for boilers aol
engine for two furnaces to t-o loestsd at
Brt--n.er tbe first, cew furusce-bulldic?
ork nudertakeu lo tne tsoutn lor a comu-
iv) nnc t rvwervfcmuaiiv la Virmcia. and a
25 000 fertilizer company In the same State,
and a number of miscellaneous enterprises
threagaout the State,
NEW WAR SHIPS
THE NASHVILLE AND WILMING
Description of the Vessels, t-ully
O.OOO People YVltnesofit the
At Newport New?, Va., on Saturday full)
people witue. l the ln-.u -i.i g ! th
Nashville and Wilmington. tl . ,f l gun
boats built by the Newport N' . .ship Build
ing and Dry Dock Company. The Na.-diill
slid from the ways at exactly thirteen
minutes to 10 o'clock, Mls Emma Thomjn,
daughter of Il-n. Joph Thompson, of
Nashvilie.breaking the traditional champagu
bottle across her bow.
Tb" Wilmington wa launched at ll.OS ex
actly, and was christened by Mis Anne B.
jray, of Wilmington, daughter of S-nalor
The W liuiiugt 'i! - c0nre. jpo f.ct 0t
the w;. wa-the b-ng't ever taken, by any
hor.t launched on thi continent. Her fpo d.
when tlie Mru- k the Mater, wa 11 knoH nn
hour. '1 here was not a single hitch in either
eae. 1 he lauu -htng was ni near a perfect
SUece.-s II possible.
The banquet, which f-dlowcd the lauic h
ing. was one of the biggest affairs of tin
kiml ever knowu here.
The speeches were made in a very happy
vein and all ol tbe speaker look occasion !
say some very uice thing aboyt the Newport
News Shipyard. Th presence of the North
Atlantic s4ia!ron iu the river adde-l a grcaj
deal to the iaiprcssiveues of the oecnxioii.
The tw. tiiiubuats launched are the lirM
eralt design-i entire!' under Sucretary Her
bert.s administration. Tliey are especially
lut-nd-1 to meet the need for small, ea-ilv
nan lle.i nn I c-vn' mical draft to do police
duty in shallow, tropical ports aud up Asia!- I
ic river, tint reli-viug tbe large cruisers of
work for whi-li they are ill-nttcd. Chief
Constructor lli -hborn planned t- mke them
emipoMte, coppcr-hea'hci! sv Is, so that
they wouid not le oMice-1 t report fre
quently to remote dry dick-, bat. owing to
the limitations of the law. I his could not le
done, aud both tho Wilmington und the
Nashville are all-steel belt-.
The Nashville is a schooner rigged boat,
nnd is interesting because of her peculiar
machinery arrangements. She has twin
screws aud two sets: of qua lraple expansion
engines. The cylinders of these are arranged
in fore and aft "line, with the low preesun
towards the bow. The purpose is to discon
nect these big cylinders by a shaft coupling
when the ve sel ia on ordinary cruises, mak
ing the engines triple expansi'on, and as thus
arranged, they can be worked with small
consumption of coal, at ubout eight knots
speed. By coupling the low preesure cylin
ders with the other, -the speed may be run
up to fourteen knots, though at tbe expense
of much more, approximate to that of care
ful merchant steamers, is expect-d.
A further economy and simplicity is ef
fected by driving the main air pump directly
from the main engines, keeping In reserve a
small independent pump tor u- wlUx hhth
speeds, A curious arrangement of boilers
has been adopted to meet the needs of the
alternative quadruple or triple expansion
system. There aro four tutmioua and two
cylindrical boilers. With full power and
speed all of the boilers will I used, the tubu
lous supplying steam at 260 pounds to the
high pressure cylinders and the shell boilers
supplying steam at 100 pounds to the first
intermediate cylinders to meet it. At cruis
ing speeds either eet of boilers may be used
alone. The maximum horse-power will be
1,750. Aside from these novel machinery
arrangements, the features of the NasDvllle
are as follows:
Length, 220 feet; breadth, 28 feet, 3 inches;
displacement, 1,871 t m?; complement, 150
men; battery, four rapid lire 1 inch rifles on
the main deck, four of the same in armored
sponsors on thegun deck, four 6 pounder
Ilotchkisu guns nnd a numler of lpounder
and Oat ling guns.
The Wilmington's peculiarities are in the
h ill. She is only 21 tons larger than the
Nashville but she is full thirty feet longer
and nearly two feet broader, being 250 feet, 9
laches long by 20 te-t, 1 inch broad. This
is accounted lor by the fact that the draws
only nine feet of water, being specially de
signed for service in the shallow Asiatic
rivers. She has no sail power, but has one
big military mast in the shape of a conical
steel tower, containing a special staircase and
carrying two Gatling and two l-j-ounder
liotchfciss guns, lue vcksoi has twin screws
and double rudders, ensuring quick turning
in narrow channel, und to protect them
against fouling and damage from tbe banks
or drift, the hull is shajed astern into two
long tunnels. TbU give a great breadth of
hull asterr., which arTords a large berthing
space, augg nte(i ty a covered deck extend
iug oft two-thirds of the vessel's length.
Bsth vessels are fitted wiMi electric lights.
electric fans and refrigerating plants to make
them comfortable, when in the tropics.
ine Wilmington has an ordinary arrange
ment of machinery, six small boilers, furnish
ing steam to the two triple-expansion en
glue, driving tbe vessel at thlrt'en knots,
maximum sjsel. Tb battery is substantial
ly hke that of the Nashville.
THE V1CTOEIOCS LACXCHED.
The newly constructed battleship Victor
ious was launched at Chatham, Eng., in the
preaenco of a lark'e crowd of spectator.- on
Sittrdav. This war-hip La the third Teevd
of her efas. provided for bv the naval dc-f-nse
r. t of to l.-vive the Mock. The
Yi-t rious is of 1 tons displacement.
3jO l-et I 'Ug and hn a c,al "opacity of l.'J'JO
THE END IS NOT YET.
Future Cotton Markets Largely Over
sold and the Price Slust o l!'glir.
AtTrood, Vloleit A Co., of New York, in a
special to the Charlotte Observer say: Tb
pro;-?t3 for this market ad iiog to its t t-jck
are becoming more and more remote, unless
they are compe.lh?d to do so at no matter
what svn.1"ef should they desire to liqui
date with the a-tual thing, instead of buying
IU tteir coutwta. Tbe conditions are very
simrle, but, tracgeto say, tbey are eonii
tlona that have been ignored by the v ry
p-eople who ehould have given most attention
to thm, and that L, of course, tbe eperuLa
tive short Interest,
It ttan-ls that If rotton cannot be brought
her", for reasons mentioned already, and the
p-eopie who are long of contract should un
dertake to demaai delivery of the cottoa
they have bought, it would for?etbe short
into competition with exporters and buyers
fordomestl? mi:L. This would brin? about
Kilkenny coniitions of a higlly interesting
character to the spot holder, bit deei-ledl
worrying to tte spct buyer.
An explanation of the advan:e!n contracts
Utot'; bit mainly in tte fa.t t'.at the fu-
tare market! are lar
ly overs-.ll. aal th-
end Is net yet.
A Michigan Town In Ash.
Th viitige l R.vr-iie. Mich., a mU
rU'e of i;0 mhibitas-t. tii ?r.mplet-ly
wi;-ed out b f.r- si.vi.y eight. Tb- wini
vs t.:.r.viag a t'a'c lal tb" ficbiti- fjr
f.ji.t'n fir- w.-r very re -a cr-j Aarecf
.iw i.i::g hci -.-. a i'ti-i rt.i.1. ia-'nitn
s'. j- r.u:rcai d-p t sal f tit otb-r pls.v
w..r.- co-.itl't.-iv d-trjyiL IiJ bis l
pU.-el at HO.OjO.
An enumeration jost completed
iHJtH voten In IndUaa.
SEVEN HUNDRED HOMELESS.
An Incendiary Fire Destroys
Houses In AtglcriLos $10O,O00.
A Are broke cut in Algiers a shter cf Ne
Orleans at 2 o'clock S-cday morning ac -continued
to I urn until 9 o'clock, ben I
wasgot uoJer ccttr?'. Le:aus ery IJttl
else was left to turn. Two tuaJtsd at
twenty houiea mere Ivrcei ia all Tfcenx
was confine! almost ctlrt!y to the reidenc
portion of the t?rn. tn ? cwn?rs of which at?
people in moderate cirr.iu:tc.:ej
The insurance I? sail to ke very Iljhl sal
the loss U theref ore almost total.
It U estimate! thst tk- U i U fully XV
000, but it will r- s-verJ d j latere It cao
be accurately stated.
Tbe tire orignated iu ao Italian's coo
fectlonery and fruit store, and everything
seems to prove it wes incendiary.
A subscription for the relief of tbe Loa.o
less people who number about 700, has been
started and has been liberally responded l.
The public school building have been thrown
open to them and many have found (belter
Algiers, though situated en tbe wet tide
( f the river, is a part of the municipality ot
New Orleans, having been Incorporated ai
the Fifth district and Fifteenth war I on tho
13th of March, 1870.
The fire vm the moid dUaMrem that eer
visited the city in tho uurnber of t'Ulldio
burned, uo less than 14 blocks halng been,
twept clean awav. The lire wai confined t$
residences, not m store iu tho btulnws por
tion of the town being among the number
destroyed. One general store wasbumcl.
that of Tatrick lUrtuett. lit loa of stock
and building will amount to $15,000; nearly
fully insured. The prj-erty o! the Sontn
ern raelflc Railroad was not Injured, as the
fire did not get near their building. Among
the principal losses tbe ooutt buie beads
the list. It was about f 10,000. Dr. lUiey's
residence and furniture, valued at t2.".000.
insured for two-third. Stete Senator Turn
bull, of Jefferson parish, house and lurol
ture. 1 15,000, and Citv Councilman Barra,
tlS.OOO. bouse and furniture, both nearly
covered with insurance.
The subscription for tho relief ol tbe tut.
ferers by the fire amounts so far to ?,435 .
50, of which amount the city of New Or
leans subscribes 1 5.000, Mayor Fitrpatrtck
1500 and Thomas Tickler, owner ot tb
Canal street ferry, $500.
A careful estimate makes th number ot
buildings destroyed ot all kindi about 290.
Most of these were small woodn 6tructure
and burned like mab h wood.
The loss by breakMge aud olherwiso dam
age to household effects cannot 1-e estimated.
The scene b ulmost indescribable. I'Ue
of smoulderlug ruin, gaunt chimneys,
masses ot housenold effect piled iudiecrlml
cately here aud thero in roadway and on
levee crest, men ami women gar.iug wiih
heavy hearts on the smouldering ember that
mark the spot they once caiieJ home sueii
was Algiers on Monday.
jOUTII CAROLINA CONVENTION.
Important Coutiimlonl Changes
The constitutional convention, at Colunt
la, devoted an entire day to a discussion
ue section providing for a homestead law.
Vmator Tlllmau and ex-Oovcraor Sbepparif
uade powerful speech on tbo subject. Tfji
nbate was of a higher class than any ot tbf
lebate thus far. By a vote of 02 to 44, tb
-onventlon struck out all the special prw'
islons In tbe section as reported, leaving
ie section providing (or a simple homestead
emption of SI. 000 worth of real estate aud
C00 worth ot personalty. Tht strl- ken onl
jfilon gave many special provisions, on
it-'ingthe control of such property in the
auds ot tbe court aad virtually making the
uau who takes advantage of the exemption
minor. There are still some right or ten
ither umendments pea Hoc.
The article on penal and charitable iasti
utlons paed its reading after tne killing of
he section providing for a B-rd of FuMI?
Juaritles. Tbe following section of th"
rti"le on finance and taxation was adopted
fter a long discussion and ieveral mnd
nents ha I be'n put in.
"The (W.erMl Ae.nbly shall provide by
hw for uniform and eiml rate of aes
uent and taxation and shall prescribe such
egulatiou as shall secure a Just aiuaiion
c taxation nl nil property, real, trsonel.
ind possessary, except mines and mining
laim, the proceed of which alone shall i
xe and also suoh property as jnay be e
mpted by law for municipal education. Ill
rary, s'-ientifle, roligiuu or charitable pur
.o.hcs. prvl led, however, that the Oeorl
VsM'aibly may Impose a capitation tax vo
ucb domestic animals a from thlr tature
m l habit" are destructive of otner property
nd provided further that the General A
err.My may provide for a graduated tax c
ncom and may provide for gral-ia'e j
j.-env. ou ecupations and b'iineie.
An effort by Senator 'I lllman. to r r id
f.jratl p'dl tax OU everv lo in tbe Stn'c.
he pioee,is to 1 devoted to fae !
.HFid.hfor a ri 'h dbaf.wn killed by a v'
.f IVfl to V'
An efloit to put a t.n on lb a pit I ol a I
b.ir.ki in the S'te iiie..
At Se'nrdsy's -"Ion the arUci" on fins
an l taiMtton v.ai again taken up, and rrj
vision v- a .ut in to exempt Iron tiaiiv,i
all fJucational. rl!glousand eharltab!" ia
stitutions hn the profits did not go to
nrlva" gait. Th'-r was snotbfr long dlv-ctiT-;r.,over
tb rnstier at to bi long StV'J
iid. siiould run. -tlled the night previ e
ny requiring that they should run "n'A Ws
(ban 20 or iiiore than 40 jears." It rutted
:u the minimum limitation bHug Mrlkeu
out. Mr. McMabati's ordinance lo i-ttsMt'h
- l.-partu."nt ol road-j andfortry produ- l
iiviy de ate but was klH'd y u ve'e t
ARM ERS HOLD THEIR WHEAT.
A Coiiibiuutlon In the NortImet
Formed to Raise Prices.
It Li rcj.oru-d throughout the Nortbur.t
t .it tbe wheat growers have formM an or
atii.".i' n for the purpose of aIvancin.; fJn
,ri-e of wheat otbtit will t-ayiLea l-ak-
tbe grain li market.
:i anonymous circular tu i-tt4
r-.l-'ist over the North c t. soie sl
.-.. c-illirig ip'-n It farmer to hold th-ir
ib' ., ft' i be tiij ;! si of tbe country st er
risr.-:p'.lxtlig lb- pri la order to ir.ak"
:,rt'.n- i ,r lb in- 'v Iclpts hae
ali' n off greatly In the la-l ten day througb
,ut tneei t.ro v.bet regi-so. Tbe farmer
thiy lillet th- grain lie in Mere ou
their frao tfore they w LI sell It for le
:haa 75 cents.
If a large amount had not ls?a taken in
aftrr tbe harvest wa begun not, a
-uhd could be snt away ottll there ihould
a change a the klmatlon.
W h-at is cow as low a It ever has le-n
It li aJlege-J that the dnT9 will oot offer
r hat the wh"at is rea'ly worth. Tbe farm
ers pr-f's to tave p.yuive miormauon max
the prpse wUI advance from 25 to 60 per
-fit. lalde of a few mouth.
Tbe receipt of ail kind of oarse grain
were never so large as now.
A Fire at tbe Kxpoafon.
There was considerable excitement en tie
Midway at the exposition grounds Taeaday
afternoon. It was occasioned by a fire which
started in the building occupied by the OM
Negro Plantation, one of the concessions on
tbe Midway, and then caught ca tbe uacoin.
ptd arena of the Ilageobak show. That
building was entirely destroyed but a eon
tideraMe portion of the plantation building
was sa vol. The tad-Hags burned rap 11
and for awhile, a a-eouot of tt we wln4,
it wu ftarel the whole Mid way was Joonc4,
but the firemen finally saeeded ia etrJnjr
it under control and soon bal it extinguished.