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NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C , DECEMBER 31, 1896.
WAR WITH CUBA FOK A
V FEW DAYS.
-I - ta(tMtaMta(i"ail Wrk.
V UrM -
W&MTKiToy. D. C, Dec. 2th. )
' saa4 whit-wtl4 Pc to uddolj
' 'cor U tt bomb which aeemed about
i Aj)lodbugcntoanMfor a war
tptda, 1 oo nctioa wiUi the rro-
' luUo for Om todpnde oX Ctib that
t,Mrtdtothi8oata tlvo dy b-
" Toc th hoUdaj adjoorninent. Bat it U
cMMidercd son likely that the &mi
' mi la an ba nut time flzfaiiac the
Ulaa made by Secretary Olaey 4 -
J. :nl hr. Prrskiet 0lluVW" be
riht urecoaiaa a new SUte orftatioe
b by tlx cetMtiiatloa cocf erred upoa the
Preaidetit ah. Thia claim baa raiaed a
try larportaat jpieetioa. It cannot b
coeatJered political, la a party aea-e, a
the ableet Uwyera tegairdleee of party,
both La and oat of Coo (me are divided
la opiaka aa to the rishlolneaa of the
claiaa. The matte la being eery carefully
etjidied, especially by the Senator who
pride themaelvea oa their knowledge ol
cttoetfcnUooal law. - At - firat glante th
claim of Secretary OUey aeeoia prepoe
terooa, bat more thaa oe lawyer who
Carted out to enow Its uaconatitutkmaltj
Jtea topped In doubt, and almost ready to
oaXsaa that the preoedeata aeem to be on
Ut. Olaej'i aide. It will probably aooBer
or later get before the U. S. Sapreme
Court, bat before thea eome rery learned
peechea oa the eubject may be expected
ia Coogteea.. Beoretary Olney may be
r.hly but It he ie there are a great many
people who think the canatltutioa U
-wrong and that it abould be amended.
It la not cooaidered certain by any
ixteejM thai the; reeolatloa for the inde
pendence of Ceba will be adopted by the
eaate. . Senator Bale, who will lead the
opposition to ft eaya be la confident ol
iateting Jai giea the" following
maaoog other reaaoaa for that confidence:
We have joat gone through a campaign
ia which wo hare promised peace to uie
coaalry. Iat oooaieteat to jpreaent the
inooralag adnmiatratloa with a war ou
4ha threeboidJoX iu' existence; l rut,
, here ia ax? andeairahle condition of af-
Xairs ia Co be, bat 'I believe the report
' ra exaggerated. Afany rate, it in trut
ahat however cruel the conduct of Spao
' iarda, it fin da its counterpart in the be-
- aavior of the Cubaa. It is their way
' f fighting; they are dUerent from ua.
Jroo whatever atandpoios the questioa
v it regarded, tha Wjrexemee in rwon
" or preoedeai &rtha United States to in
terfere in this insurrection. I believe the
X Senate Is rapidly coming to realize this,
and ana therefore, coabdent of success
la the end. -flren should the resolution
' be Toted upoa and adopted in the Senate
it will never even be allowed to get be-
- fore the Boose. Speaker Reed u opposed
' ' Fresident Cleveland this week formal
; ly recognised a new nstioa, by reciving
' Dr. Rodxiguea as miniater plenipoteu
aiary and - savoy extraordinary of the
'greater repeblic of Central America, re
' ently formed by a combination of Nica
; xagw, Honduras and Salvador.
',, Parties Interested in the tariff hear
. . lags, which are to begin next week be
m, fore the Bouse committee on Ways and
" Heana are already beginning to arrive in
Washington for the purpose of doing e
; little private talkiag with the idividuai
: members of th committee before tb
' pablio talking begins.
- Seaator Ptigwwe charge, made on
' the floor of the Senate an hour so before
adjournment for the Chriatmae recess,
; that the men who control the Union Pa
r lia railroad have batched op a schem
' to make that road practically worthies,
4f the government forecloses Us rnort
; agi and takes possession, is attracting
-v much attention and seems to be worry-
ing the railroad lobbyists, who thought
A xhey had plain sailing ahead when tht
eToaaeset aside four days, beginning
Jan. 7, for. consideration of the Pacific
. Railroad fnndiaz bill. This scheme, ac-
cordiar to Mr. PeUigrew, Is to get pos-
seeiMffli of the ranch roads which are
eaieTSCttheUaioo .rcic. and upon
which ths government has no lien, sc
ahat f the government takes poedeasion
ci the Union Pad flic road a considerable
: tportlonof Its trade can be diverted. It
1 is to be worke4'throogh the floating debt
: -of f3,000,000, which Mr. Pettigrew thinks
was created for the purpose. This float
Znj debt ia secured by bonds and stocks
the branch lines, and Mr. PeUigrew
. Chinks thepfst fray for the government
to prefect its own and the interests of
who . live . alonr the line of the
Union Pacific ia to pay that debt and get
' those stocks and bonds. Bis resolution
' -. providing therefor was referred to the
1 ' committee on Pactflo railroads.
- : " Senator Butler sees no reason why any-
- vone should oppose his resoi ation, (or t he
-? appointssent of a committee of three
- Senators, to enquire Into the feasibility
- of applying the principle of direct h?gi-
- laXioa through the initiative and refer
,.endnni to the legislation of the Federal
f.'gtreei'nment. Tbe report of such a com
mlttee would interest a great many peo-
' . -,. .
'If Spain doesn t wuli lo JriTmorc
-Fkdleal ehaofr of en'.iinent in the
"Lilted Susies in fnTor of Cubs than that
'" "which hs recently taken place in favor
.4 fit a conservative course ia dealing with
.the Cuban question." aii a high official.
sne will'call off the Iy in $ press reports
J she aaslasery been employing ia Europe."
.IIwm referring especially to the report
first published in a Paris dispatch to the
Xoodoo Times, that Germany had iati
' " mated to the U. S. Government that if
ok any action calculated to aid tbe
Cubans, Germany would join Spain in
jasllng war upon us. 'It was hardly nec
Cvirr tot the State Department to take
Highest of all in Leaveninp Strength. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
the trouble to deny such rot fw that, but
its officials did so as -on as it m pub
lished. It can be stated on high author
ity that no European Government has
jver given this government the slightest
uint that it wished to interfere with the
oourtw this government was pursuing or
ea intending to pursue towards Cuba.
On the contrary, some of them have
given this government assurances that
iney would keep their hands off iu enst
.re had any 'trouble with Spain. The
,iuWication of .this report was unquee-
jjooabiy . iateaded to- noHiV npex'. pub! .f
eeathnent in this country, and through
utat sentiment upon Congress and the
coresident; but even if such a report
were known to be true, it would have an
.uTrct just the opposite from that intend
ed. Americans have been outwitted in
diplomacy by European nations, but
.ney have never been frightened by au)
A them or all of them, and wliat is more,
ihey never will bv.
Americans don't want war, but if they
houid have to flglit Spain, they would
prefer fighting her backed by Germany
m lighting her alone. Spain 19 regardeo
jm such a pigmy among the world't
ualions that there would be but little
credit attached to thrashing her, but
dpain assisted by any of the great Euro
pean nations would nf&ke a foe worth
itcktng, if war cannot be honorably
There is the usual anti-inauguration
talk in Washington about having more
artistic stands erected along Pennsyl
vania avenue for those spectators who
prefer to pay for the privilege of viewing
tbe Inaugural Parade from a seat, but no
ody really expects to see anything differ
eat from the usual rough board stands
which are always erected by the specula
tors who buy tnat privilege from the in
augural committee, and who, by the wa
lose money, much oftener than they
mate any. When inauguration day hap
pens to be clear and fairly pleasant, the
owners of the street stands reap a harvest
out if it is cold and stormy, the seats ou
tj stands are almost empty. There it
(Menty of money contributed to the hiau
unil committee to pay for the erection ol
stands botn artistic and comfortable, bui
A all h:vs a string tied to it, apd the con
tributors expect the committee to return
it to them from the receipts for privileges
and from the inauguration ball, and woe
oe unto the committee which should fail
to meet that expectation. As a matter ol
fact, these loans, for such the contribu
tious are considered, are always returned
and a surplus if left that is usually do
oatt 1 to the poor by the Inaugural com
mittee. In view of the beginning of the tariff
heoriugs before the majority of the House
iViijs aud Means Committee today, it if
.nterestingto note the geographical make
up of that committeee, which will frame
the tariff bill to be passed at the extra
jeeeion of the next Congress. Of the
majority. New England lias two mem
bers. Chairman Dingley, and Russell, ol
Conn.; the Middle States two, Payne, ol
Y., Dalxell, of Pa.; the Middle West
four, liopkins, of Ills., Grosvenor, of
Obk, Dolliver, of Iowa, and Steele, ol
ind ; the Northwest two, Johnson, of N.
Lak and Tawney, of Minn.: the South
ne, Evans, of Ky. The minority origi
nally consisted of six, all from the South
but owing to the deaths of Crisp, ol
Ja. and Tareney, of Mo., there are now
two vacancies, which will almost certain
ly go to the South, bat it really make
qo difference whether they are filled or
not except as a personal honor to the men
chosen, as the minority of the committee
will have nothing to do with the mak
ing of the new tariff bill.
' Representative Curtis, of Kansas, would
be enjoying bis holday much more than
be is if he could persuade Secretary
Francis to appoint the allotinff agents
for the Wichita Reservation, which the
people of the Southwest are anxious to
have open to settlement. Mr. Curtis in
sists that there are no legal obstacles to
opening the reservation, but Secretary
Francis declines to act until the Depart
ment of Justice has passed upon some
questions he submitted to it.
For some reason the Huntington lobby
is much less confident of the passage ol
the Pacific Railroad Funding bill which
will be taken up by the House in Janu
ary ?th and voted upon four days later,
than it was a week ago.
FlMdi la Mertkern Greece.
ATHESSGreat floods in Northern
Greece have caused an overflow of the
Salambria river. Enormous damage
has been done, villages have been inun
dated and a number of persons have been
Oenernl Wejler" Movement.
Havana Captain-General Weylor, ac
cording to advices from Pinar Del Rio
Province, has gone in the direction of
San Cristobal lv the hichwav.
man. I U,
Tie! : I!
- I .
mm v : : :
f. - , - 1
ir:iged a: Sao
h;ht of Santia
h hi in-.uren' fi
. , -, ilet i ' 1 t h
ntv-"nr of th- insu:--1.
'. 1 ! t :i mt and
1!'. I '! IIU"! wr.uil''.
In m krnlurkj Fentl.
' Moi'nt Vernon. Ky. In a general
light six miles north of this place two
j Oaeu were killeil and another was fatally
j shot. The dead are Armp Rowland aud
i Jack Rignby.
The wounded man is Greely Lear.
The" fight began at a Christmas merry
mating, and was fought out on the high
way in Kentucky feudal fashion between
SPAIN'S INHUMAN WARFARE.
(nbn I'rlMDpn Are Invnrlnhly
KllleU When Taken.
Washington. Marion T. I'ei'ilue. a
resident of Richmond. Va., who claim
to have been a soldier in Gomez' Cuban
army, and to have made his way out ot
the island through the efforts of Consul
General Lee, has been in the city for a
day or two on his way home, where he
gots to recuperate from wounds received
in that service. He talked freely of hi,
experiences and observations in the
army, and some of his statements shed
new liht oil the conditions of warfare
ia the island, and of the situation.
'In reading accounts of battles in
Cuba.'" said the young Virginian, "you
li;ivu noticed, no doubt, that the reports
read so many Culmns were killed and so
many wounded, but you rarely ever see
it stated that such a number were taken
prisoners. There are two awful reasons
for this. The Spaniards do not take
prisoners. They have practically hoisted
the black flag, and any Cuban patriot
ho is unlucky enough to be taken
alive, never sees the sun rise on the fol
"He is shot down very soon after he is
taken, aud his body added to the number
of the enemy killed in battle. The othei
reason is that Cuban soldiers know verv
well the fate which is in store for them,
and they prefer to die righting rathei
than be assassinated in the ranks of their
foes. Many of Gomez's and Maceo's men
for this reason have registered a solemn
oath not to be taken alive."
The hundreds of Americans in tin
ranks of the insurgents, Perdue says, are
rated among the best fighters 011 the
island. They are mostly from the South
ern and Western States, and. being ex
pert marksmen, repeating rifles are given
them when possible, and they are put
forward as sharpshooters. Many Spanish
cwldiers have bit the dust owing to the
unerring aim of the rirllemen hidden in
die thickets. Other Americans are in
ihc artillery service, and make the best
of gunners. The dynamite cannon. which
is manned by volunteers from the I Hiteil
States, is more feared by Weyler's sold
iers than several regiments of infantry,
its work in the hands of its clever manip
ulators is awfully destructive to both
men and structures.
A iuad of Texas cowboys in the
Fonrth Brijade are armed with hcav
telescopic rifles, which will kill nearly
two miles away. They call themselves
the Lone Star Riflemen,'' the solitary
star being the emblem of both Cuba am;
Texas. One of the squad, named Ryan,
keeps a record of the Spanish ofliceis
ne has shot. He claims to have killed
nineteen already, not to mention pri
vates. Perdue described a machete drill by
colored Cubans in camp. Those negro
troops, he said, are desperate fighter.
with that keen-edged weapon. The ma
chete of peace, which is used for cut
ting sugarcane, is different from the
machete of war. The former has 11
point which is curved backward on the
order of a cimcter. Those employed in
battle are perfectly straight and go oft
to a point like an olficer's sword.
Th Pope Very Feeble.
London. The Standard publishes a
dispatch from Rome, saying that the)
Pope was much exhausted after his re- !
ception of the Cardinals on Wednesday j
last, on which occasion he made a ;
speech, in which he deplored the situa- j
tion of the Papacy in Italy, and stated )
iiiat uis intentions n making overtures j
to King Mcnelik of Abyssinia to secure j
the release of the Italian prisoners held
by him have lieen misrepresented. j
The Standard's correspondent adds
that it is not likely that his Holiness
will be able to hold his New Y'ear's re
ceptions on successive days, in accord
ance with his custom. Arrangements
are being made to have the receptions as
brief as possible.
Qaeea Lll ia n Sleigh.
Boston Liliuokalani. the Hawaiian
ex-Queen, took the first sleigh ride of her
life through Brooklyn. When she came
back she saiei she had been perfectly
comfortable, and had enjoyed every
minute. A covered sleigh, with glass
front, was provided so that she could
see everything and still not feel the wind.
Her friends supplied piles of extra wraps,
and one was so thoughful as to procure a
footstove, which, placed beneath the
robes, gave out an agreeable warmth.
Her Majesty's attendants. Naholelas
and Heleluhe, suffered a great deal more
from the cold than their mistress did, as
they were in an open sleigh and not as
warmly wrapped. They know as little of
snow and cold weather as Liliuokolani
does, ami everything interested them,
Six Killed, F.lKht Injnrrd.
Prini eto.v. Ind. The number of d ad
as a result of the explosion at the Manic
mine is now definitely ascertained to be
six. One man Robert Poneylight is
t:ll underground, and all hope of his
bed : rescued alive has been given up.
All eif their bodies have been re-cov-:
Eight miners were injured.
State Mine Inspector Robert Fisher, of
Brazil, and Assistant InspectorOpperson.
together with three expert deep vein
miners from Linton and Shelburn, have
arriveel in the city. The mining inspec
tor has taken charge of the mine aiiel
will make a thorough investigation.
Several attempts were made to get tin
body of Robert Poneylight, but the gas
was te strong for the rescuers, ami the
.vprk was jiven up.
1 i;t m 1 h it : t h iimin N$f T110
Vciiri. Of. l fjitMil ol Urtrricil.
.ll. f'nr liiiu'i'ii"!- .NC.
i r; ;. ". ('.. IK--i niUer 0 State
i-;"-.! W'.'ith triv in Ms biennial
s : l-i eredir, to the linking
1 1 . 1
'l ' t he State (-pense.
I l.m two years at s. . S.""i().
:. w i; -,i i- ' ar liej.v.v t h-' past tw.
'::,r '!!:'.- or i one increased up
'. 1 1 1 .; 1 1 i ' ie si ate N oi nial
a h ;, '.:;:; :.t from f 17.500
i 1. 1
in . of the State arc in a sound
valuation in taxable propertv
!i :s fallen off 5.500,m
Mi. Devault, of Leashurg, Tenn., died
'1 re yesterday. His body was carried
h .i!c. He was to have been married to
K:!. II. Lee. a prominent cotton man
i-.'.'t to.l ,y to sail next Saturday, for
t ihi.tm II. Andrews secretary of Iyga
ti n: h r Minister Ransom, is home for
t 1 n lays.
Kopoi is from the larger towns in East
e ti North Carolina nearly all say that the
.I irisfmas week sales among retail deal.
.' weie smaller than u::al for this sea
m of t he year.
i he continued agitation over the A. &
N' C R. R. gi ves some fairly fat lawyers
f.e to the lawyers while it does not set
c e any tiling. Sonic of the Eastern coun
t es throng!, these continued meetings to
1 v.,1.' nbou! the "lease" will have some
.t : i expen.-a s to add to their accounts
i 1 the way of lawyers fees.
I'lie i L a that the right over the A. &
i. ( '. R. U. is being conducted in the
. itere-t "f the people" is fait disappear-
developing into a contest between
- :.' ' and outs." The Democratic
.; ty is no; adding to its reputation by
ie eontined squabble fiver t
i-ie iico;-. t!ons of the different church
. ! -r 1 hiUtmns were very beautiful and
C : Cli rist tn:is offerings we:e very liberal.
fiie ' oio,I Shepherd churc h the olfe:
i g:.i:i -iiiiled to something like 4.'2"i'.
P , i t 1 -.!' this goes to the building fund for
c ie new llihop Calhedaal.
Siranje to say there was not a paper in
t 1.' State th it got out an issue this morn
i 'g. - as :it any rate a universal hoii-
I .y f the newspaper jeop!e.
Ch: i ::n is w as ;pent quietly here ex
j lit f-.r th.- popping of crackers nnd the
i iiKitii g ' 1 rockets. The chief feature
.) 'public interest wa- the luaniticeiit
lamer served .l fi p. m. ;it the Park
II .tel. The dining rnom was beaut dully
d'corated wiih holly mid e-.-dar. and on.
1 the most tern piing hi. is of tare 1 havi
e el mt.'I w .
) .Is., e g-u
c is irei 1 y . 1
e a veil to tn
s as n ell as t he
ite hot. 1.
-ji.'ii lent has been teinlereo 1
a 1 11
1 v 1 a
to a I aiiijuet to lie given in
In the Ancient
of the Mvsti(
1 ; 1 c
i irl ie.
2! 'a. There is fun alu-
r .r thv me:n!er and invited guest.
T i. b ..ly of the late Mr. R. W. Best
1 I :,ot reach here from Washington
u .iii veste! lay afternoon. It was put in
t :e receiving vault at the cemetery and
t ie serv ices held at the grave this morn-
( lileno Blinker a inclile.
On. a;; 1 -Otto Wasmansdorf, of the
! akin; firm of Wasmansdorf & llcitu
11:11111, which failed here last Monpay as
1 result of the collapse of the National
A .:i.l of liiiines, committed suicideat hi'.
:i me. ( 'level. liid avenue, by .shooting
nrnseh' in the right temp'e with a revol
ver. The constant worry and mental anxiety
f r the pai roneiiuent upon the
1' lure i believed to have been the cause.
. I ii i. 1 scarcely slept during that time
1 1 i although it is gene-rally believed that
: ie bad: will diseh:ir.ce its obligations in
Mr. Wasm uisilorf saw that his j
s'a nliti z :n
hum i d circles had been im-
1' ie ban';er was an emotional (iertnan,
1 : his anxlely the past wee!; was pitia
i .', 1 nsoinda resulted frim his troubles,
ill it is thought his mind may have
0 '.-n t nipora: ;!y deranged.
II- rem i:n -d in the house all niornintr.
1 ter pasing a sleepless night. Shortly
1 -fore 11 o'clock he was romping with
Ii little grandchild in the sitting room.
I Wasmansdorf left them there for a
c'.-w minutes, but when she returned tbe
di 1 was alone. She inquired for her
.ban 1, and t'ae little girl said ho had
Z mi1 upstairs.
The babv was sent after him, find dis-
icered his bo Iv in a front bedroom,
1 v 1 UiZ acr
:' mi aii 1
1 id a rev
is- the b' l. til-iii'l was oozing
r!v wound i:i the right temple
Iver was king near his right
ly heard the r.
.i t of th
. ictor.-! were sent for, but all they
e tiled , ! 1 1:1 toelo was to pronounce
,e ii inke r dead
( ! 1 1 a iiiiins 1, .rf was born in Fiene
r "le. near Ma !g"biirg. Prussia. Novem
I'l '.t.h. lliV He came lo America in
1st;:,, and ha been a resident of Chicago
CfMiwii Woiiiilel !n a Unci.
STUffiAKT.-lii a tilled with pistols
fo ight r.e.:r here bttweeii Baron von
Wi gvrheini. secrectary of the (iermnn
legislation at Copcniiagen, and Lieuten
mt Count vi 1 1 iyil.-iiband, the former
w. wiain lol l:i the kidneys and the lat-
-r ::; ill.- :th 1 wnoii. Both combatants
.veiv taken to the h sjdt.d.
,Eff FtCT !ul permanent vp (he
i care b, llo,v.'s Sara;eirilla. be
cause it makes pure, rich, healthy,
life and health-giving- BLOOD.
S I ,L HOLIDAY TKADi:
l;;!Kl'Kl) TiilS V K It.
' PiiUKGED 1 O DEATH
Iiiieiiixer Trnin 'rlii I lironSi a
llrittce tn Alnimm i. 4'nro niiuln
rirrnnil few liMeiiKTH l.seH'rt
; HlliMlNOMAM, Ata. -One of the mo.-!
ilisast rous wrecks in the hiiory of Soul h
! e 111 railroads happened thiity-i mile
ulh of h-re i: which twenty-i i ;!.t per
I sons were killed outright anil ten olhi i-
injured, two r,f whom will die.
The ill-f.;:ed trai:i v:; :. l.-:i'. - kv
: Nashville one, w hich r;:ns fi'.ul lu iv i'
Itlocton. a di-itiiuee of f-i;-t' mile.
I The train left here at .YOO i:i charge of
Engineer Frank aite and Conductor
j A. PX'onn';l. j
i Foar miles north of Blocton, the
tire train, made up of an engine, bag-
gage and two passenger coaches, crashed
through a h .dge TOO feet long and 120 j
feet high into the Cahaba River.
A rail had been removed from the
track, and when the engine struck this
359 feet of the bridge gave way and went
down with the train. Immediately the
wreck took fire, the water being only
about three feet deep, and before suffic-
ient help could be secured the unforfun- j L:UV Selina Seotr. ami three male
ate passengers and trainmen, who were j defendants, hi lordship has been the re
pinioned under the debris, were burned ; eipiem of several threatening letters.
to death in sight of others less iiefortun-j
o ,, . 1 11
bome of the passengers, not so badlv
. . , , , , , ,,
hurt, managed to crawl out and do all
,, 11 .- .1 1 . r
they could 111 assisting others, but of
The wreck occurred at what is known i
its the Cahaba Bridge, about fifty miles
fro.-.i IJirmiogham. between Guernee and
iJlocton. The bridge is about 1,000 feet
long and about KM) feet high. The train
jumped the track and plunged off the
trestle to the rocks below.
As to the number of pass.-ngrrs on!
board the reports conflict, but lis near as I
can be ascertained twenty-three were
killed. " I
Later reports place the number of pas- j
sengers aboard the ill-fated train at from ;
thirty to thirty-five, and only two es- j
raped. It is said that seven were taken 1
out alive but in a dying condition. The j
wreck caught fire, and many unfortunate !
victims were burned to death.
The scene at the wreck pres-!:ted a j
most heart-rending and sickening spec-;
taelw. 1 he cars u ere smashed to splint
ers on the rocks fully Kit) feet below the
rack fiom which the train had been
The groans of the injured and lamenta
tions of those who crowded around were
pitiable in the extreme. Physicians from j
Birmingham and the adjacent vicinity ;
lfnt superhuman aid in endeavoring to.
I illeviate tin? s:;fi'eri:r,r of those who es
caped with a spark 1 f life. !
It is known positively that twenty lives j
were lost and a more complete search of)
the charred train may reveal more. It
is also mot certain that the wreck was;
caused bv fiends for ;he l.urnose of rob-'
Of those on the trsin nine escaped
death but several of these will die of
serious injuries. None of them can give
a correct account of how the accident
The train was a local on the Birmim--1
ham Mineral, a branch of the Louisville
and Nashville svstem.
THE COTTON MARKETS.
Tiik Liverpool advices showed a good
demand for spot cotton. The sales;
were 12,000 bales, though prices were-'
New Y'ork has been fairly steady today
and the close ii 6.t2 for January, a net
gain of the 14-100 for tbe day.
Tiiehe seems to be no end to the receipts
The market is in shape feir a good rally
but if receipts continue larfie the elTect
will not b - favorably for higher prices.
New Bekxe market has been steady at
i'4! to G-J-. No sale--.
Robert Moore & Co's. weekly cotton
Nr.w York, December 24. 10.1.
Dear Sik: 1 be cotton market through
out the week has been quie t with little
change in values. Tbe Cuban disturbance
1 and bank failures in the West iinliteed a
number cf discouraged holders to ell
I out whicll caused a temporary decline.
I The large port ward movement alone
! would naturrally prove a barrier to
: higher prices. But as the South has of
J fered vei v little cotton for sale tbi week.
: the large receipts are necessarily a part
j of former business and the pressure trom
I them has already been felt. Speculation
1 has taken no part as a sustaining factor.
The demand from this source has only
i been equal to absorhi ig the week cotton
Isold. The steady undei tone is really due
I to the limited offerings from the South
j and the excellent business in foreign
i maikets fairly indicated by the liberal
i iluilv Cfileq in f.i i-i-rnni A Tin' Tivr' Tr in
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: e w 1 . m ti fniu tn. in iji t-i iiMu vtiiaoui
'doubt attracts the attention of a good ;
i many prudent people who embrace such
! opportunities as tbe present, for accumii. .
lating stock. The future of prices woulel
, seem to depend more upon receipts after
the first of the year than unything else.
, 'While the visible supply is not excessive !
we must not forget that the stocks in
, this country are very large. These stocks
: are firmly held iu the confidence that the !
cotton yet to be marketed is no greater
than the quantity marketed last year
after this elate.- If this confidence is well
founded 7c. should prove a safe price
bnt if receipts continue we see no ciioour-;
agemcut to holders.
Liverpool anil New York Exchange 1
will close today to resume.' business next
J. K. Latham.
Chicago. "December 00.
Ol'EXINei. u. SE,
May Wheat.. .
HEAVY COTTON GAIN.
STATi: Dtf'ART.M F.NT MAKES
! f'Kli CKN'T. IXTUtASE.
Over J our i:uulr il ! Ili'li-.aiiil Ijitlt H.
I r i 1 c i i i ! Vl'etli. I'iepiilfl
i - ember IS). This
in Ne.rth Carolina is
1 lie- "sta'c Agiii ultural depart-In-
a little over four hundred
hales, w hich is a gain 112
! cent over l.it yen's.
I Senator Pii chard will nct come
1 until next week.
Several Re,u!,liean legislators todav
saj thiit the speaker of the House will
be a Populist and that every Democratic
j,ortiee holder will he removed.
Knrl KiKSfll s llousie Kurnrtl.
L0NK1 )N. Earl Russell, s Riverside
iit Maidenhead, oil the Thames, was gut
ted by tiro.
It is rumored that the fire was of in
cendiary origin. Since the trial of
the Earl's suit against his mother-in-
A v llil-iese ttuilivay.
1 Sr. l'Ei'E;:si:i'i:t.. An impen d ordi-
j nance has been lssueu to sanction a new :
I Eastern Chinese railway company, with I
: . . " .
1 a cainta ot o."U 1.011 1 rouoies. to construct ,
and work a railway company from the I
western frontier of Hei-Lung-Chiang to j
the eastern frontier of Ivirin, in Man-
eli ti tis, to connect with the branches nt
tiie Siberian Railway. It is provided that ;
! the holders of shares must he Russian or j
I Chinese. !
C. f.A Y. V. In Court Atftn. j
Wixstox, N. C. Judge Simoiitoii, of j
the United Slates Circuit Court, has no- :
tilted Mr. J. V. Fries, roci iver of the
North State Improvement Company, and i
his attorneys, Watson - Buxton, of this :
city, to appear before him, in Wilming-
ton. on January 11th. next, when he!
will issue a decree regarding the sale of '
; the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Rail-!
j roiul. It is understood that the judge's
! order will be for a sale of the nrnid :i a
; whole and not by sections, as s-,me of j
; tlu' it-'ested Parties asked f.r.
! activity is i.on and steel .-
1 Artlllltinil ,Hvileli-s l Iteitwakeii
I i"K Fri)i rlly in (lie l rale.
! Nkw Yoiik. December 29 Although
1 the manufacturer of iron and steel are
. eae iiintering so.ne difllcjlties iii the
1 matter of agreeing on output and price.
I there appears to a gradual improvement
iu I he general trade conditions. 1 lie de
mand tor the manufactured products is
! steadily increasing. .V letter Innu Shet
I field. Ala., announces that the Shelficld,
I Coal, Iron aud Steel Company has con
1 traded for the sale of lOO.CH'O tons of pig
; iron at an udvanct of oil cents a ton over
I the October prices. Tiii-- same company
I ha also arranged for the rebuilding of
mie of its furnaces, which will be put
,H,d h,i ;S ,,n as completed.
Two twenty tejn opeu-hcarth steel fur
naces have been put in operation by Wil
lUui Clark's Son it Ce. of Pittsburg.
Tiiis mill is now almost under full head
way. Arrangements have been made by
the owners of the Addist-on Pipe and
Steel Company of Newport, Ky., to start
up the plant ui. once. It has been ielle
for about eight months, and its resump
tion will give employment to about 12')
men. The Schocuberger Steel Company
of Pittsburg has ordered from William
B. Pollock et Ce. of Y'eiungstown, Ohio,
the materials for several new furnaces.
Extensive improveme nts are being nnule
in the plant of the Midland Steel Com
pany of Muiu.le. hid. The New Castle
iPenn.) Engineering works has about
completed a furnace which it has been
building for the Oifard Iron Company at
Various large .shipments of inn H and
sheet aluminium to Japan have recent!"
been made by the Pittsburg Reduction
Company. Japixnaze contractors ordered
these materials to he used in connection
with shipbuilding, and in th manufact
ure of military aceuutreuieiiis and culi
Ia ti it I i s it 11 it4 Away.
Jacksonville. Fia: Th. Dauntless
came up the St. John's river from May
port with a revenueolliceraboard who has
had charge of the vesel f.ir some time.
While the officer was ashore the' Daunt-
J less again put out to sea without him ,
and. it is said, embarked supplies from I
South Jacksonville, apparently cases of '
groceries. The movements of this ves- !
stlare looked upon with suspicion by j
Sp '.nish of otlie-ials in this city. The
revenue cutter liuiituell followeil the I
Dauntless as soon as it could get up 1
ninableil Vt-xsf l .Sltitod.
Xi-.w YoiiK. The stciimship Brooklv n
City, winch arriveel from Bristol. Eng- 1
land, reported that on December 1 -. in
latitude -"il dearies, 2- minutes, long:
tuch' 11 di'gie,, !i minutes, she passed
close u inter me stern ot a eiisaoieu sieam
sh ii, which she hailed. The reply gave
the vessel's name, whicll sniinelcd like
'Calely.': bound fn :n New -Orleans for
IJvei'iieiol. Tbe steamer was under fore'
and aft canvas, and was making about :
knots an hour. When asked if she need
ed any assistance, she replied. 'No." anel
that she was making repairs to Jier ma
chinery. She may have been the Cabral
from New Orleans, Dec. o.
The Brooklyn City on December 20
sighted a double-peaked iceberg. 20 fee t
high and 3K feet- long, in latitude 4")
desrvees 41 minutes, longitude 17 degrees
:"() minutes. It was evidently the same
berg seen by the' Frieslanrl on Dec. 1
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S1XIV nines lo me uoiiii. ijiil nioieu iu i
.nailer dimensions. It was south of the i
westerly .Winter track of steamships
when seen by the Friesland, but it is j
now Lsonth of the easterly truck, the I
Brooklyn City haiiig talviai :i sutitheth
Ihliing the molilh ice has been rep.tii
il within a r.nli is of loo miles i.fi!;i
l".ei,iisii Cap ' tin- steamships ('i.Tean
:l .lifav Cilv. St. lb 1. Delaware.
! :i' ah 1. i ,. "i I M .ijest ie.
SUCCESSOR TO PATTEf;SON.
4'- B. Wiuirp l'ril:ill A oi uf ee
I Wnnls A lj 11 1 1 11 1 ;-n- riilliif..
C. B. Moore of Ashevilh a ,11 i.rohahlv
I succeed R. O. Patterson a-, i li rk of the
r ederal court of tbe u ostei n ditrict ol
Lieutenant Cramer of Chailotte intei.
viewed Judge Russell this week regarding
the Adjutant General appointment. Once j
he was connected with the naval reserves. !
Pecan Nuts, j
best quality. !
best quality. j
best quality. j
All 1 -f f OTrnr" farvm I
XlliaS Whicll W6 Willi
Sell 2LT, IOC. per POUIIO.
&lso a few mixed nuts
at the same price.
8 And we have U nice lot of Ports-fc3
mo'. ill and New Rivir Mullets.
Cive ii a cil! when in nerd of
iiiiylh'iig in the (riocerj line.
Y i will Dud our goods nv
and mi;' price- re .8'in.iMe.
NEW BERNE. N. ( .
Better :: Times
Then isit your shoulder to the
wheel.n 11 (lpushwi tliliilljy 011 r'm i irhl
II you owe us call
and pay us, that will
help us and you will be !
doing the right thing. !
'If yotijiee l iitivfliing in the
Such as 11 'Hag-tip" King Heater,
or a "Victor I5t'.;vcle, or a Iov
Dixie Plow for iii.static .
we will treat you
rig 11 C.
Holiday floods !
If you want a useful present,
ami examine our line of
Cut Glass. Fancy Quecnswart1,
Carlsbad and liavilands
Jj. Ii. Culler ; .
Whyeiiiter wi'h Coiu'ns, Colds, and,
I.aiipppe, when L'iii: P.homo1
Quinink will cine you ih one day. Does!
not produce the riuging in the lieael like
Sulphate of (Quinine. Put uj) in tablets
convenient nr taxing, i.uati.nieea 10 cure
or moDey refunded, l'rice 2.j Cents. For
sale at Bradham' ITiarmimy.Jaud all othei 1
Drug Stores, j I
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