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TOLDMI XI1Y. ' . IIW BIEJ, CRAYM COUITT,' I. C, TUISDAT, FEBRUARY 4, 1902-FIRST SECTION, - : NUMBER 79
hot muffins, hot - cakes,
made with Royal Baking
Powder may be freely
eaten without fear of
RESULTS OP NORFOLK FIRE.
Structures' Burned, Columbia Office
' Balldlnr,' AUntic Hotel, Albe-
marie Flats and a Block
of Stores. Loss Estl-'
,mated at $900,000 , -
NoFoi k, Jan. SI. A heap of sraok
tng rutni It all thai rcmalna today of
the Atlantic Hotel the massive Columbia
office building which adjoined the hotel,
the Albemarle flats and a block of store
la the center of the city. The confUgr
tion, one of the greatest io the history
of Norfolk, when finally subdued over
half a million dolors' worth of property
had been destroyed. The loss la said to
be fully covered by Insurance.. The
flames started lo (he Columbia, which
Is the largest but one of Norfolk's office
buildings. It was a structure six stories
high and was built In 1891 by Davis
Lowenberg, Us owner '
From the outset II was evident that
the Immense Atlantic Hotel was doomed
J. Hull Davidson, Its owner, personally
made the rounds of the rooms and aided
by his asslstsnts, aroused every goest
-In the building. To this Is due the fact
that so far as known no lives were lot I,
although a out 800 people were asleep
in the hotel when the alarm was sound
ed. The little army of half dressed
men and women refugees from the
flames elbc wed their way through the
crowded streets. In their hands they
carried such small belongings. aa they
were able to save In their flight. The
flames soon spread to the live-story Al
bemarle apartment house, opposite the
Virginia Club, which was quickly des
troyed, and then to the entire Mock
facing the Atlantic, and running from
Flame to Main streets. Within aa hour
this block was annihilated. ; V , . . v
The flames were finally subdued
through the hard work of the fire de
partment and the shifting of the ' wind,
which veered to the northeast just as
the fire had gotten a good grasp , on the
department store of Watt, Rettew, A
Clay. Live coals rained, on the , Mer
chants & Miners Bay line warehouses,
the piers and the wholesale notion store
buildings of Talbott, Dodson Granby,
and drove the Western Union operators
from their offices In the Hudson building
All these structures were saved. The
fire waa subdued at 5 o clock this mora
ine . : -
The origin of the fire Is not known.
The blaze was first discovered In Brown's
cafe, which occupies half of the Colunv
bla building, by ' a policeman - who
immediately sent In . the alarm. The
whiskey which exploded was in this
cafe." - , '
Favorite Nearly Everywhere;
Constipation means dullness; depre
ton, . headache, generally ; disordered
health, De Will's, Little, Early Risers
stimulate the liver, open the bowels and
, relieve this condition. ' Safe, speedy and
thorough They never gripe. Favorite
pills.' F. 8. Duffy. ,
Feb. 1st. In and around Geddy the
weather Is very disagreeable .The farm
ers are very busy, but the weather is so
bad they can not gel out to work. '. .
We are having . some sickness in our
midst. Mrs. Mary L. . Taylor Is quite
. We Lave had two deaths in our com'
munlty last week, one very sadden. Mr.
Alex Mitel. ell's little j;lrl, Nellie, died
on the 9ih of January, aged ten. Bhe
waa taken sick on Tuesday and died
Wed at t day at eleven o'clock, the cause
of her dtath was yellow chllL Bhe wss
a bright Utile girl. The community ex
tends its sympathy to the bereaved
father and mother. Their loss is her
Miss Nannie Pete of.Kiuston is in our
midst visiting relatives. ' - .
YCtJ r C7
V1 a you t
prliituj ( i t
Is simply i..
cm. 10 cu
"T TOO ARB TAICtS
' Tasteless Chill
1 f .irmu'a is plainly
' : r' owlnj tl.it it
' 3 ! i a tasteless
IV at i
Roosevelt Issues a Strenuous Order
Washington, Jan. II The President
has issued the following executive or
der: "All officers and employees of the
United. Btates of every description,
serving in or under any of the execu
tive departments, and whether so scrv.
Ing In or out of Washington, are hereby
forbidden either directly, or Indirectly,
individually or through assoclatlone, to
solicit an increase of pay er to Influ
ence or to attempt to Influence In their
own Interests any legislation whatever,
either before Congress or Its . commit
tees, or In any save . thro'igh the heads
of, the Departments, in or under which
they serve, on penalty of dismissal
from the government service." ;
7 Bad Food Caused Mutiny.
Wilmimotos, Del., Jan. 81 Angrj
because their leader In a former uprising
had been punished severely, 14 convicts
in the New Castle county workhouse
.. After a (prious combat with guards,
who threatened to turn a fusillade from
the riot gun upon them, the prisoners
were" brought under control. Several
shots had to be fired from pistols In order
to cow the convicts. Guard John Black
had his right hand dislocated by strik
ing one of the men on the head, while
Guard "Frank Gray was slightly cut
about the head.- Be veral other officials
were roughly .handled In the . disturb
ance. The cowed prisoners are now confined
In dark cells and will be severely pun
The trouble began with dissatisfaction
several weeks ago over the food fur
nished the prisoners. The report of the
trustees showed that it was costing a
trifle less than eight cents a day to feed
them - Bread, bean soap, with not many
beans In It; meats, molasses and other
similar articles formed the nourishment
of the prisoners.- Home negroes believed
the mash one morning was moldy, and
they started a little mutiny, which
was promptly suppressed with drawn
pistols. v - - -
200 Japanese Soldiers Frozen.
Yokohama, Jan. 81 Details of the loss
of about 800 Japanese soldiers, 'who
were frozen to death, have been received
here. It seems that a command of 810
men, practicing winter marching were
caught In a blizzard on the northern
.d of the island of Honda and lost their
i . Beef Is England.'. .
London, Jan. 81 So scarce is the sup
ply of beef Imported from America that
this week not a single bullock arrived
at Deptford, the foreign cattle market.
.This state of affairs is without prece
dent sjnee since Importation began. The
refusal of the Board of Agriculture to
allow the re-opening of the live cattle
trade with Argentina, which waa sus
pended In April, 1900, on account of the
outbreak of the foot and mouth disease,
opens up a serious prospect tor the Brit
ish householder. - - .
The Last HeardOflt.
"My little boy took the croup one
night and soon grew s bad you could
hear him all over the house," says F, O,
Reynolds, Mansfield. O "We feared he
would die, but a few doses of One Min
ute Cough Cure quickly relieved him
and, he went to sleep. That's the last we
heard of the croup, Now Isn't a cough
cure like that valuaUef" One Minute
Cough Cure 1 absolutely safe and acts
immediately. Ft r coughs, colds, croup,
grip, bronchitis and all other throat and
lung trou les it Is a certain cure. Very
pleasant lo take. The little ones like it.
Jstn Knows It
A newspaper wloie columns overflow
with advertisements of business men,
hss more Influence in attracting atten
tion to building up a town than any
other agency that can be employed. Peo
pie go where there Is business. Capital
and labor go where there Is an enterpris
log community. No power on esrth is.so
strong to build ep a town so well as a
paper well patronized, and Its power
should be appreciated. The man who
cjp ilofiks his town paper Injures him'
: "f ty Injuria 3 bis town and townsmen
J. ' a ' .' ' "r. :
Meeting of Base Ball Representa
tives This Week.
Rereaae Officers Bald. Attempted
Salelde. Catered er White for
Assistant Attorney. Work
tig Copper Mine. Bain
; Delays all Ontdoar
.' - - . ' ' . -
Ralbish, Feb. 1. There will be a
meeting here next Wednesday of repre-
sentatives of base ball associations of
various points In the Bute to see what
arrangements can be made for the foun
dation a Bute league. Plenty of In
terest appears to be shown.
' Revenue officers made a raid last nlaht
in Franklin county, despite the nnspeak
ably bad weather, and captured an illicit
distillery. The moonshiners escaped.
This wss the 8th day of what may be
termed steady rain. .While the total
rainfall is not very great it has been of a
character lo saturate the ground to a
Considerable depth. No out door work
of any kind can be done and a whole
week has beenabsolutely lost.
The superintendent of publlo instruc
tion Is lnvestigsting some curious dis
crepancies in the statements msde by
officials of some counties In their appli
cations for school funds. In one esse
one official says the school treasurer had
not been paid In three years, while the
treasurer's own report shows he waa
paid up to last July.
Quite good progress has so far been
made In the collection of books by
North Carolinians or about North Caro
lina. The aged white man who shot himself
in the head here yesterday because he
got no work and could not get admis
sion to the county home for the aged
and infirm, will recover. His esse haa
excited much sympathy. '
The force of minora in the copper
mines in Person and Granville counties
Is to be quite largely increased. Already
750 are at work there.
One of the Interesting questions here
Is whether Ed A. Johnson, the colored
second assistant U. 8- district attorney
will be continued in office. Il Is greatly
agitating the Republicans here. They
have been trying to make it appear that
Johnson was a messenger, or at moat a
clerk..: It is said first-asitisiant Oscar
J. Bpears wUl be re-appointed. The ne
groes are watching to see what will be
done with Johnson.
TO CLEANSE TH6 SYSTEM
Effectually yet gently when costive or
blllious, to permanently overcome hab
itual constipation, to awaken the kid
neys and liver to a healthy activity,
without irritating or weakening them,
to dispel headaches, colds, fevers,' use
Syrup of Figs, made by the California
Fig Syrup Co.
; GUM BRANCH.
February 1. The severe bsd weather
for the past week haa given everybody
the blues and If It doesn't clear up be-
foro long I fear some one will get on a
darker hue. '
When there is nothing doing of course
there is no news stirring, except the
talk of hard times. .'..
With the roads as muckey as they are,
If guano hauling continues, the roads
will soon be In bad condition, then more
work for the boys.
February has come in rather ugly for
Last Sunday some boys of both colors
melon the road and a free fright. No
one was badly hurt. Boya it may be fun
for you now, but later.when the fan sets
In, It will bring fees for the lawyers;
The Hon. Chas R. Thomas has sent us
some seeds from the seed department at
Washington. Of course we will try
them. . .. " '
If we could, arrange to get an appro
priation for macademlzlng the public
roads and then get the convicts ott them,
roads would be better, then petitions for
rural routes Would be easier. Ye scribe
would, be glad if a rural mall route was
established from Richlands to -Jackson
ville, a distance of about 81 miles, every
body would be willing to it On the route.
We think it would be better for all pat
rons and or more value to "uncie
This is election year, but we hear
nothing from political circles as yet.
The colored school here Is well attend
ed, methlnks ihey are trying to learn to
evade the Amendment.
Miss Annie Francks school still con
tinues and will for a month yet.
- Wood cutting and hauling has been in
order this week and it haa been a good
week to burn it.
Court at Jacksonville last "week and
we hear there was a witch case of the
old Salem kind. We have not heard par
It is raining.' Wet women wade
about in wide mashes, and men and boys
kill birds for pies. There were only 94
killed here yesterday by E. W. 8cott, J.
E. King and Wash D. Elne.
l i.iikt (ELL J, Vs.-...
i i . . j
Sleet Storm's Damafe Several
MxxrHia, Tim, Jan. 81 The weather
of the present week has brought disaster
to nearly all the small towns and many
larger onea la Tennessee, Arkansas and
At Little Rock, Art, alone the loss Is
half a million dollars, and the total for
the three Btates, it Is believed, will run
up seversl millions. Business haa bees
at a standstill In many towns. Ia ad
dition to stocks of goods being ruined,
the streets and highways are blocked by
broken telegraph and telephone poles,
twisted wires, the trunks and limbs of
trees and other debris. '
The damage to stocks, of goods is due
to the weight .of accumulated ice and
sleet and to the insufficiency of roofs to
sustain such loads. Zohabllanu of the
smaller towns have .been seriously dis
commoded by the- interruption - of wire
Service by ; telephone asd telegraph.
Stock has suffered! and In soma sections
the wheat crop is reported tto be ruined.
Such a siege of sleet and cold .rain is
altogether unprecedented in this lati
tude. In some placet the ground has
been covered with ice to a depth of six
HcDnffle's Turpentine k Mutton Suet
Lung Plaster Is a certain cure for whoop
lug congh, easy and comfortable, works
while you sleep. 85 cents at F. 8. Duf
fy's. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
Wants Rural Free Delivery.
Jasper, N. C, Feb. 8.
Editor Jourhals I ask for space In
your psper to say a few words In behalf
of the free mall delivery from New Bern
by Bellatr, and to Jasper, and down
Neuse road to beginning.' 1 would not
have written this but for the fact that I
have been ielisbly.. informed that
counter petition, opposing It had been'
gotten up by one of the "luckies" feed
ing at Uncle Sam's trough, in the form
of a country post office, signed as I am
Informed, by five white men, the balance
Those seat In favoring, were signed
entirely by white. men, probably to ex
cept two colored merchants living on
the route, and they were the only color
ed asked to sign. Numbers of others
would have signed, had the petition
been presented to them, but expecting
to send our petitions to 'Mr. Thomas,
our Congressman, ansV get them granted
through his efforts, and knowing the
principles upon which he wss elected'
we deemed it unnecessary to get the col-
d people to sign, I feel sure that there
Is not another route or proposed route
In Eastern North ' Carolina that needs
free mall delivery any more than the
people liring on the above proposed
route, especially thos'o livlnir. on the
road from' Lima to Jasper and from Jas
per on Neuse road to Washington road,
There Is no mall carrier that travels
those roads, and we are compelled to
send to Lima or Jasper for our mall and
there are ten white families or more, that
live two or more miles from either of
those places, and the offices pay so little
that the post masters hare to have some
other occupation to make a living, and
very often when we send for our mall
the post master is off to his work and
his wife gone a-vlsltlng and we fail to
get our mall. It Is often, in the spring
and summer when we are very busy with
our crops that we do not get our mall
once a week.: 'X
I cannot believe our Congressman
will neglect our petition on account of
the small petition against us, but will
get us a delivery as speedily as possible.
And I can't help but think when the
postmaster at Bellatr realities how much
we need free mall delivery upon this
part of the route, that he will withdraw
his opposition and not try to sacrifice
the Interest and convenience of so many
of his brethren and friends, for the little
pecuniary aid that he gets out of the
As for the postmaster at Lima, I hope
that he is not afraid if that postoffice h
discontinued ; that'he will not get
another job, for 'We are'' now ; contem
plating nominating 'and electing him
low jshlp constable at the next election,
which I thtnt would be stout aa remu
nerative as the, Lima postoffice. ' ' .
. Yoica OF TBI Pkopli. .
NEW BERN PRODUCE MARKET.
WHOLESALE FBICIS CURRENT,
Effgs, per doi. ...:... .20o
Uhlckens, old per pair.... ...,. 80 & 60
" young, per pr.,.. B0 a 40
Geese, per pair, .........(....80 to 1.00
Pork, per lb. .. . . x- ........ 84
Beef, " ..... .
Hides, green, per lb s .......... ... t5
" dry, :, " ............ "i.. 9 & 11
Beeswai, ' 2 to S3
Sweet Potatoes, Tarns, per bush. 40 to 50
- " Bshamas 88
Corn, per bush. ......... t. ........ 80
Oats, . ...a 66
Peanuts ....... :. w ......... .4 . . ...80
Local Grain Market.
Corn, per bu
Oats per bu
Meal, per bu. ........
Corn bran, per 100 lbs..
Wheat bran, per " .........
Feed, 100 lbs-.............;..
Cotton seed meal, 100 lbs
C.-'.t-'n s-"sJ hul's, 1?1 1' s. . .'.;
J. 17. TUfTS, DUD.
Great Soda Water Manufacturer
and Owner of Plnehurst.
Small N amber Attorneys For Exam
ination. Matter efUorham. Pen
itentiary Cotton. Used Dtnt
; - eerats Seek Pensloas.
- Stat Charleston Ex
' hiblt the Best
KaLRioii, February 8 With deep re
gret the friends of James W. Torts ia
this city learned todaf of his death at
Proehuret last night. He died of heart
disease; after less than an hour's illness.
Bis age was 85. He was from Boston
and waa the largest msuufactUrer of
Soda water "apparatus:" In 1894 he
bought land In Moore county and estab
lished Plnehurst as a model New Eng
land town, with superb hotels. He has
spent more than a million dollars' there
and the place is known all over the
world. Mr. Tufts wss a most genial
man, unaisumlog and made warm
friends. Ho was worth more- than
twenty millions. He leaves a wife and
several children. His death is a great
loss to this State, of which he was lo
formally become a resident.
The Supreme Court devoted today to
the examination of applicants for li
cense as attorneys. Of these there are
only 81 the smallest number in many
years; Three are colored. The couit
will tomorrow call the docket of appeals
from the 1st district.
The sky cleared yesterday morning af
ter continuous rain since iho afternoon
of January 84. The wind blew a gale
yesterday and last night and the tem
perature this morning was 20 degrees.
It Is stated by Republicans here to
day that Ed A. Johnson, colored, will
retain his position as assistant district
At the Soldiers Home to day the fin
ishing touches were given the Interior
of the new buildings, which are attrac
tively decorated. Everything is in readi
ness for the ceremonies to morrow.
Governor Aycock returned this morn
ing from Jackson Springs, much bene
fitted by his stay of ten days. Hi went
there for absolute rest and got it.
- Mention has been made of the fact that
Governor Aycock respited until March
17ht, J. A. Gorham, who was under sen
tence to jail for contempt of court at
Ststesvllle. The question is now before
the judge at thst place whether the Gov
ernor has the constitutional power to
respite a person under sentence for con
tempt; in other words whether any per
son save the judge has power to modify
the sentence or to defer the penalty im
Some of the penitentiary directors
went to the State farm near Weldon to
sell the lsst year's crop of cotton, 800
bales. They did not sell, the price of- L
fered not being sufficiently high. There
were six bidders, all from Norfolk. The
highest average price offered waa 7.40.
Rutherford county, were the first In
quiry was sent out, asking the amount
needed to keep the publlo schools open
4 months, called for $3,900. A second
Inquiry wss sent out, and now, strange
to say, the demand is reduced to $1,050.
Col. Thomas 8. Eenan returned yes
terday from the Charleston exposition.
He ranks it as the best yet held In the
South. This State makes a notably fine
display. , " .
State auditor Dixon says the State
pension board Is annoyed by the receipts
of letters fnm persons applying for pen
slons saying they are entitled to pen
sions because they are "good demo
crats." He wishes it distinctly under
stood that there is no politics in the
pension law, and all meritorious cases
are entitled to the allowance.
For Sale !
One hundred acre Truck Farm,
one-third cleared and containing
farm houses, apple, pear and other
fruit trees, grape Tines, etc. The
other two-thirds heavily timbered.
Sitnated near New Bern, N. C,
20 minutes drive from railroad and
steamboat shipping points.
Terms very easy, apply to.
G. R. CTJMMINGS,
P. O. Box 254,
' , Jacksonville, Fla.
Out Sale !
Commencing January 1st, 1902,
I will offer my entire stock of
General Merchandise at and
. Below Cost
This is the chance of your life to
secure some good bargains.
Terms Strictly Cash. No goods
charged during this eale.
W ' cclfully,
a Fresh lot Just Rfteived, Fresh Oal flake;, Car
olina Bice, GriU and Big Hominy. . .
. Fatter Kraut. r . ' ( - ' " ;
Broall Pig Hams. '" . ,.' ;v
Ginned Goods of all kinds.' :,. ;
' Georgia Yam Potatoes..'. ;v.Ox.r. -
Scotch, Irish Potatoes. " 4 , y j ; . .
Codfish, Co. fled Mullets, and Spanish MacVe" '. "
Pi'Si Feet, Ti'.pr, Bologna and Fresh Pork Savage.
Anything in the grocery line you 'want at '
3 'Phone 01.
At Summer Trices.
We havrt a foil !ine of Coal and Wood Heating Stoves that you
will find rlee-per than ekewhere. We don't want to carry them over.
If yours is not a!l right now is the time to buy, . .
Our Stock of General Hardware
Sash, Doors and Blinds, Paints, Oil and Varnieh, Gold and Silver En
amel, Lime, PlaBter, Cement, and Building Material for a finished job. '
Lowest Prices. Goods Guaranteed. ,
73 Mibdu St
I will Continue his narked g
i Down Sale of Embroideries I
I and Dress Goods
I Another Week.
fj In addition we wish to call attention to our Linen De- )
partment which we have juBt replenished. ' " S'f
(XS We have the very best 5c, 10c and 16o Towels that has V?
(n ever been offered for sale in this
A New Line of
SEE WINDOW DISPLAY.
47-49 POLLOCK STREET.
J. A, JONES,
livery, Feed, . (P
ever offered for Eule in New Bern. A Cr Load of e :u'i j '
Also a r;oniiltt9 line of Ernies, ,Tt"-i ?, F.
CartWhccIs, lo.. '
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71 Bread HU g
Gaskill Hardware Co.
NEW BBRN, N. O
Gents and Ladies
A H fl
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Finest Stock of-