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^WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESd'^Y AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 7, 1909.
WORTH Sil l ~
IfProto Lives 4 Months
FonThis'Dog, a Skye Terrier, to
Live Four Months Longer Will
Mean $20,000]to,Miss Caroline
" McLellan of Montana.
IT WAS A SERIOUS JOKE
-* Chicago, Pec. 6. ? fc*or Proto. an
ailing skye terrier to live four months
longer will mean $20,000 to Miss
Caroline McLellan, of Glenfllve, Mov'
" tana. -???
Miss McLellan and her mother,
MYs. Margaret Hughes, arrived from
the West today with the dog. They
. were met fry Dr. Johnson Hennlng, a
dog speclalistr-prepared to-miAlster to
Pioto pending his transfer to the
Pennsylvania Limited for New York,
where he is to be operated oh by a
famous veterinary, specialist.
In four months the dog will be fif
teen years old, and if he dies before
that time Miss McLellan. who is Mrs.
Hughes' daughter by her first hus
bar.d, will lose a $20,000 bequest, of
which she has been drawing the in
terest since her stepfather's death in
lt-00. The will of Mr. Hughes con
tained the rtnguldr cl*uie*that if Pro
to lived to be fifteen his stepdaughter
*ai_to have full jrossesslon of the
$ro,000, but that If lie died Wf axe ar
riving at that age the sum designated
should revert to tho estate and inter
est payments should cease. Hughes
was a miner and unfriendly to his
"My stepfather thought he was
playing a joke on me, perhaps," said
Mis# McLellan, as she sat in the Pull
man with Porto in her lap; "but It I
was the"~most serious Joke he ever
played on anybody, and he played
many. Proto has been an obsession
with me ever since Mr. Huglies dieu.
l ied him on chlcUen livers and he
grew too fat. I fed him on flbrine
dog biscuits and he became emaclat-|
ed 11M tma beci* at the point ot d*ath
fou,r times and I have nearly died
filty times. I feel eighty years old." [
nh-GCmrcoMM t X1CATIO.V,
? There will be a regular communica-l
tlon of Orr Lodge, No. 104, A. g^A-1
A M., at their hall this evening, at
7:30 o'clock. All the members are
urged to attend. Visiting brethren
formal I JI hulled. ? -ay-WWP-m-UiB.
W, M. J
ill'ITABLE XMA8 GIFT.
Iff you are looking for a sullABRr
Xmas gift for yoqr best girl, your
gcod wifo or daughter, why not come
'Hi mut Miijsnlbe to the Daily Nawa.
foi a year. It will only cost you $3,
and you could give no more suitable
gilt, one that would be more appre
ciated. Reading the Dally News is
Just Aike receiving a letter from
STORM y ARM NCI.
Washington, D. C.. December 7. ?
Observer, Washington, N. C- : UCurm
northwest warnings ^.30 p. m. Brisk
south weht to-northweat wind*
'late this afternoon and tonight.
WarfllttgH ui dei ^Norfolk to Jackson
W. & Vi TRAIN
Did Not Reach Here Until 2 P.
M. oil Account of Boiler
The Washington and Vandemere
passenger and freight trkln running
betw?fi?-V%ndemere and this city. dW
to grrlvj^b^e atrO.BO dally, eaoept
8unday,didnflJLJurive today until 2
. o'clock on account of some defect In
the boiler of the' enfclne. ~The acci
dent happened at Vandemere; The
train, however, left on its regular
* schedule time this afternoon at 3.80.
ANOTHER AVIATOR DEAD.
Nicer France, Dec. 6. ? M. Fefnan
5" det. aviator, wss instantly killed to
11 rtiu. fwlliylag siplnninn nf the,
motor when his aeroplane was' being
maneuvered at a height of 1,600 fee*
The machine crumpled, with the pilot,
and dropped to-tbe mfth.
PernandM Is the third man to be
FINANCIAL STATEM ? BEAUFORT COilMJ ~
As Reported By Finance Committee for the Year Ending May 31, '09.
To the Board of County CommlMlonera of Beaufort County:
Your undersigned Finance Committee respectfully attach and submit a
report of the results of their examination of the books and accounts of
the various county officials of Beaufort county. We found the affairs In
good condition, and bfclttfices on hand with the various officers as set out in
the report. We?respectfully recommend and suggest, however, that some
better system .could be "devised for k??Plng the' financial recdrds of the
fionnty Tha prpaent Hvatem 1b cumbersome, whereas, a system could be
adopted which would sho# at any and all times the exact financial condi
tlon nf ?ho L - 1 "** "
_ ? ov BU/ TI?" ??? v.aica lue exact nnancial cOndl
lion of the county? as with a bank. We recommend that some such sys
tem be adopted. - ,
The-abpve report Is from June 1, 1908, to May 31, 1909.
^ Very respectfully,
WILEY C. RODMAN,
- A. J. COX,
J. L. WARREN,
? ? > ? ? ' Finance Committee.
We. Jesse L. Warre.n, Abram J. Cox and Wiley C. Rodman, being each
duly sworn'Beverally say, "We do solemnly swear that we will support the
Constitution of the United States; so help us God."
I " J. L. WARREN, (Seal.)
K 9" J- COX-, (Seal.V
WILEY C. RODMAN. (Seal.)
We# Jesse L. Warren, .Abram J. Cox and Wiley C. Rodman, being each
duly sworn severally say. "We do solemnly and sincerely swear that we
| will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State- of North Carolina,
bind Lo the constitutional powers and authorities which are or. may be es
tablished for the government thereof: and that wc ^111 endeavor to sup
port and maintain and defend the Constitution of said State, not incon
sistent with the Constitution of the United States, to the best of our abil
ity and knowledge; so help us God."
J: L. WARREN, (Seal.)
A. J. COX. ? r. ? fSealT)
I WILEY C. RODMAN, (Seal.)
We. Jespe L. Warren. Abram J. Ccx -and Wiley C. Rodman, being each
duly sworn, say severally. 'We -do solemnly swear that wo -will diligently
Inquire into all matters relating to the receipts and disbursements ' of
county funds and a true report make without partiality; so help us God "
J. L. WARREN, (Seal.)
A.M. COX. (Seal.)
WILEY C. RODMAN. (Seal.)
The foregoing and attached three oaths of office were each duly signed
and sworn to In my presence this the 9th day of June. 1909. by each of
the parties therein named.
/Witness my hand and seal thU the 9th day of June, 1909.
W. B. WINDLEY, (Seal.)
Justice of tho peace.
1. ? To taxes on total property I
To taxes on total polls
To special taxes on properl>*
To unlisted delinquents.
To taxes listed by the boar! *?
To license tax.
To taxes under schedule B
By amouut due Sheriff a? Per last
* % statement of- Committee
? ? ? By amount paid Traaaurer- --- ?????.
By amount of errors>nd overcharge?.
By amount of land sold a?d bought
by County ?
By amount of insolvent lis .
o? * - -
By amount paM treasurer"
By 6 per cent commissions on col
lections amounting to $25,824.74.
To voucher iftued for balance due
_ "harlg on lsst statement.. ?
By balance due this fund ty sheriff. .
? 8?.000.0'0 -
? * 6 7 u.00
June. !. 1909~
Hmfanee due this fund hy nii^iiV1,81, 83 531-*5iT*83 I
? - ?3ol.y4 1
* iff- '
? ~ ? ii'i
George E. Ricks. Sheriff of Beatffoat County, In Account With the Gen
eral County School Fund.
1 90S. ?T .
June 1..? To hnlanrf due this-ftrnd a* W
. ...... iqmr a?
statement ol the Finance Commit
June 1. ? To amount tax& on white polls
To amount taxes on negro polls ....
To amount Of tains frutu cwpoiaUons
To. amount taxes from Barrifc^rtock . .
To amount of (Axes from Building &.
?M Loans . . T.
T v auiuuul L'UI poi 8
To taxes on white property 10.546.16
To taxes on negro property 757.70
To taxes Sphedule Br. . . 800. 0(>
By amourft paid Treasurer
By amount paid Treasurer
By amount pal<T Treasurer. ...
To balance due this fund by Sheriff
<21.332.50 1.21 as* ?;a
George E. Ricks, Sheriff of Beaufort t otmtjr, to Account With the Graded
-To amount special taxes co leeted . . .
By amount paid County Tr jasurer . . .
By 5 per cent commissions on $973.71
48 69 948.69
Amount due this fund by Sheriff
June 1, 109.
SMALL QRAD2D 8CHQOL.
-To amount due this fund by sheriff
as per last report of Finance Com
To amount special taxes collected . 1
A tig- 1 1 ? By .
By 6 per cent commissions on 45.26..
.? ? By amount paid County Treasurer .
By 5 per cent commissions on $186.51
Amount due this fund by sheriff
Juatf' l. 1909
= inif U "RAr>nrf flCHOOL.
-To amount dse this fund by Sheriff
"wr ftgi last lepoiK^FInanee -<
- mitten . . . . . .
To amount special tax collected .
Aug- 11. ? By. amount paid County TraMu^.. . ,
By 5 per cent commissions 0n $107.59
By any>unt Insolvent list..,
By 6 per cent commissions f 506. 63. . .
1909.. ? -
| May 29. ? By amount paid County Treagurer. % t
Joseph P. T.jrloe, tnunrr of B?.uf?rt OoBntr, I. ActOMt With lb?
ml Oouoty Pand. ^
June 1. ? To b?l?nce u per (ut ?w^antnt ,. . . '
June 1, ? To amount of Uutes f
June J. ? To i__
June ? 1.
bnt from J. I,. Ma: o. Clerk S.
l.nt refunded by B. W. Mliler.
int for old lumber sold ...
rt-frem J. A-Sm th
pjt from G. A. Paul, Clerk, etc
int from Belhavon Bridgoacct
1nt from Washlng'on Bridge
from. Bond actt for A. J.
? To amoftut wood sold by Hill
?To amount from Roads tnd Bridges
paid from General Connty Fund
befote arranging accounts
By interest on $12,500
By aatotfnt paid outside poor
By amoiint general orders paid
By per cent commission* on $36,
By 2H Per cent commissions on $50.
? ? 000.0ft disbursements . t..
By 1H per cent commissions on $1.
673.1 1 disbursements
By balance due this fund by Treasurer
To^ balance to credit of this fund
Tayloe, Treasurer of Beaufort County,
To lSSUQ .. . ..
To. Interest earned to date
. ? To IssueV
To prdpttam and interest earned . .
To sate <H Bridge House .
8.8 1 6.3 1
Jn Account with Bond
'en Bridge account . . .
gton Bridge account.
iood A Co
S. Nfekl .........
8. Neal .
8. Neal . .
8. Neal . . .
8. Neal .
S. Neal . . .
. J. S. Neal. . .
By paid |L S. Neal . . .
4 ,7 00.00
By paid R. 8. Neal
By paid R. 8. Neal:
By paid R. S. Neal
By exchange paid Express Company . .
By amount paid W. K. Blount. Jr . . . .
-By amouat paid R. S. Neal
-By amouat paid R. 8. Neal
By amount paid M. M. Jones
By amount paid for merchandise for
convfefcf-, . . ,t. r. .
By amount paid B. H- Throm pson Y. *. !
By amount M county
prior to arranging this account . . .
B r amount paid w. C. Rodman for
By amount paid W. H- Stanclll /'.I *.*_
By amount paid W. M. Cooper
By amount paid O. J. Studdert wharf
By amount paid H. L. Smith ......
By amount paid W. H. Tripp
By amount paid R. Peed . .... ..."
By amounrpatd Brooks-Pollard Co.
By amount paid S. r. Fowle & Son . .
By amount paid Suskin & Berry ...
By amount paid G. I. Dail
By amount paid H. I,. Hodge*
B>' "mount paid fcj. K Williams
By amount paid Harris P. & s. Co. .
By amount-paid Heber Williams . . .
By amount paid M. M. Jones
M'1' A " 'ii.l' II A r>ilfuni i
? sttrfm ? -f
1 0.1 a
L'O 00 t
-.mount paid T.~TU Brooks
By amount t>ald W. M. Shavender . . .
By V4 per rnnt'commtHsions-'tn $T7 --
702.06 receipts '
By 1 M per cent commissions on $46,
619 91 disbursements
By balance dU6 this fund by treasurer
V tT7.702.06 *77.702:06
To balance, due this fund by Treas- v? '
ii wr .Time 1. mop n
Jr.jirph F. Tnyloe, Treasurer of Beaufort" County, in Account with Gen
eral County School Fund.
jlune 1: ? To balance due this fund by Treas
" urer as per last statement of Com
raittee . . 7... $7,239.27
Aug. 11.?' To amount from Sheriff. . . 170.41
June 1. ? To amount from B. W. Miller J. P. ~ 39.54 .
-June 30. ? To amount Dist. No.. 2. Lon* Acre.. . 29.33
June 30. ? To amount W. H. Dixon. Mayer .... 1.00
t? ? t it M,r Rnnarlftr - r
Court . .-r. . . . . ... . . . iS.47
-Jpne 3ft. -=To amount N. Harding for examina- ?
.. tiona ... . i.u . ... .. .42.00
Sopt. 12. ? To amount Dlat. No. 2, Long Acre.. 27.00
tuwr 9 a ? To amount W. H. Dixon. Mayor . . . 23.00
Sept. 24. ? To amount T. A. Berry, J. P 3.93
Sept. 29.: ? To amount Dlat. No. 2. Long Acre.. 14.55
"Oct. TT?To amoun^Bcbedule b tax 800.00
I Oct. ? 5. ? To amount Dlat. 16, Richland 10.00
met. 5. ? To amount fines from B?lha\en 78.00
iNov. 11. ? To amount frpm State Treasurer . . . 25.00 J"
To amount from L. E. Bennett-.- . . . 5.00
To amount from State _ Treasurer
(Pantego) .? 350.00
To amount from State Treasurer
Dec.- 9. ? To amount Dlat. No. 2, -Lon*. Acre.. 24.00
Dec. 15. ? To amount from J. L. Mayo. Clerk S.
Jan.- 16. ? To amount from G. E. Ricks. Sheriff. . 5.000.00
Jan. 29. ? To amount from O. E. Ricky. Sheriff. 3,000.00
Jan. 26. ? To amount from G. A. Paul, C'erk S.
Court * 288.40
Feb. 10. ? To amount -W. H. Dixon. Mayor .a*. .11.00
Feb. 10. ? To amount O. E. Ricks. Sheriff .... 2.090.00
Feb. 13. ? To amount DlBt. No. 11. Choce^Jnty. 36.00
Fib. ll.-=-Tn imofct l, Mayo. J. Fn ... :_8-09_
;Mah 1. ? To amount Diet. No. 10. Richland. : in.oo
Mar. 27. ? To amount Dist. No. 2. Long Acre./ 16.75
Mar. 2 1. ? To amount Dist. No, 2, Long Acre.. 16.80
Mar. 86.? To amount biat. No. 2. Cbocowinity . . 10.00
Mar. 1 3*? To amount OisU No. 1 1. Washington 3.65
Mar. 9. ? To junount 1^?. Hughes, J p 10.00
ipr. 2. ? To amount O. E. Ricka, Sheriff 5,000.00
pr. 8. ? To amount G. A. Paul Cleerk Sup.
Apr. 8. ? To amount from State Treasurer ... 1,241.55
May . 8. ? To' amount DUt. 7, Chocowlnlty . . . 11.00
tfay 8. ? To flaea from the City of Washington 994.30
IWiij ll. ?j auiumu ill. H.MWUUIM1JU1 ... , 81.81
May 86? To amount T. A. Barry. J. P .. . 4.93
May 31.? To amount Q. A* Paul, Cle?rk Sup.
Court - 19.61
By. amount paid Pantego Hlak School
aa?i*h 8ch^>?1 1,176.55
V ? ' * ? ? ? ? ? i : 7 "lUH ?
Public Hearing ity War
Department on Harbor
Lines for This Port
Editor Dally Xe?u:
Recently 1 had occasion to request
the War Department, through Capt
Earl I. Brown, Corps of Engineers.
U. S. A., stationed at Wilmington,
N. C., for an extension of the harbor
lines on the waterfront of" Washing
tcn, so that the same might bo ex
tended eastwHrdly for about one mile
below Runyon'H Creek. The harbor
llr.es of Washington wore established
some years ago, and a -number of blue
piints were distributed among sev
eral of the business men. and at a
later time I delivered a blueprtjt to"
tlio Secretary of t he Chamber of
Ccmraerre, which I suppose in still on
Capt. Btowtt has given -notice that!
he will have a public hearing in the ;
rooms of. the' Chamber' of Commerce
on December 15, at 11 o'clock a. m..
at which time he will be glad to hear
from any Interested parties. My Im
pression 1b that Capt. Brown will wish
to have the views of all the citizens
| in front of the town, with a view to
[drtermTning whether any changes are
Jt i* hoped that all of our
citizens, particularly those who own
] lands fronting on Pamlico River,
wilh attend this hearing, and in the
I ni*>antiifte, give this matter conaider
jatiori and be prepared to attend the
I meet-in g and make ary suggestions
which may occur to them with refer
ence to the present harbor lines, or
the extension of same further east
wardly. If It is desired that harbor
ttnes be established further up llie
rher than at present, I have no
! doubt Capt. Brown would be glad to
be informed on this point. This is an
[-iir.porUmt matter, because the har
j bor lines when once established will
: absolutely control in the extension
of any wharves or open piers out into
JNO. H. SMALL.
Washington, D. C.,
December 6, 1909.
Hens So Proud of
Can't Stop to Lay
New York, Dec. 7. ? Partly for 6s
t he tic and partly for practical reasons
MYg. Herman Albers, of Flatlands.
djed the tails of all her white leg
horn hens purple and green, and as
soon as the hens discovered what had
happened they began to run around
in circles. Up to. a late hour last night
tLey had not stopped running long
enough ioTay an c'gg-or go to roosts
Mrs. Albert is the wife of a well
known sporting" man; their home is
No. 1331 E. 37th street.
As for the esthetic and- practical
treasons-. First, Mrs. Albers wears a
green and purple striped apron when
sho goes to feed the chickens, and be
IBK ft'ireiMil, she !dr?s color har
monies. She read In a poultry book,
n-hon eh* p<l^lcd to go In for he as
recently, that to succeed. and get eggs
when eggs are worth GO cents a doz
en the poultry woman "must have the
Tn-n ln~ her heart" ? that Is. love the
hen and have as much lif common
with It as possible.
Theflfty leghorns wero frescoed on
yesterday morning by Mrs. Albers
and her husband after they had bag
ged the head of each hen to prevent
tliu coloring from running into their
eyes. The .first hen that got her head
.free after the operation happened to
?-.fr tnil In t>-<? y?n>r nan
She Immediately pecked off the ban
dagc.of the next hen so thai sfifcTTraW
see her tail. too.
Then the first two removed the ban
dages. Iropi two m o ? -a n d so on
Hi rough tne "noes. i nen ?nw run
?around began, either from fright or
pride. Today, if . the run continues.
"Vm A I in i r. In sl;m r-irh laiL
as it flashes by ner with-a whitewash
MAYOR'S COl'RT. *
Two.cases were before the mayor
yesterday. Frank Teel and Laura
Laura Cash wj?s dismissed and Teel '
fined $2 and cost.
were chargrtTvlth an affray. Hoyt
fined H acul c-osi; GuiLrell fined $ 2
Dyed Tails They
Off for Colon
Philadelphia, Dec, 6. ? The trail b
port Dixie, with 700 marines and
equipment transferred from the
stranded transport Prairie,- passed
out to sea today on their way to Cen
1^11 AHitriiun wains ?
Admiral Kimball and mar hies, who
are bound for Colon, and possibly
will go to Nicaragua, are three days
The Dixie arrived alongside the
| FjCfttrle yesterday afternoon. With
the assistance of marines and crew of
i a hair dozen tugfiTVW inMBfur uf the
Prairie's rar#o of equipment was
j quickly effected. Another unsuccess
ful effort was made to float the Prai
rie today at flood tide. It Is probable
sl;e Will be dredgod out by a suction
New Minister to
Washington D. C.. Dec. 6.- The
mn nrwrtmfint inpounced
polntment of William J. Calhoun, at
>nrn?r . of CMcmka ?? ! Mlul?t#t tfl
Four Acres Bought From W,
P. Baugham for Cemetery.
At the meeting of the city aldermen
last night at the. .city hall, four acres
of land lying next to Oakdale Ceme
tery "running parallel with "Lover's
L?fne," was purchased from Mr. W.
P Baughara for a burial plot. The
consideration waa 11.300. The prop
erty begins on the Main road and
runs back to the line of Mr. Thomas
H. Dlount. The cemetery committee
will start at once having it cleared*'
and fixed into lots the proper size.
Thla will add considerably to the
arpearance of the cemetery. All the
lors-tn the cemetery, as now consti
tuted. hav a been sold and it was Im
perative that additional ground
Btrmld be secured.
Instead of holding a meeting on
Thursday night of this week, it has
bten decided to give more time,
therefore, the meeting relative to
V. ashington , Agricultural Fair in"
IP 10 Is to be at the rooms of the
I'Lamner 61 1 HlgfH,
14 ' .
This is to be* a mass meeting at
which everyone who feels interested
ii. an Agricultural Fair is requeued
trr hn-.i,'a?>i.i ? ^
TO OFFKK WKHKLY PKI/.KS.
Heginning with lonlgHt :in' Gdltfiy ?
Theater will Issue coupons for the
priae to be given away each Saturday
night, iThe coupons will be given to
children the same as adults, thus af
fording all an nqual show. The prizes
will be exhibited each week In the
show window or the Knighl Shoe Ctr
.For this week they offer a beauti
ful "Comport/' hand-painted, pur
chased -from H. ? & ? Bmmow- Th?
Gaiety feels grateful for its patron
ape Rttfl " dCBfrew to show lf? app recia* ?
tion In the above manner.
KKRIES OF MKETING8.
Rev. Mr. Christian, of Rocky'
Mount, Is holding a series of meet
ings at the Payne Memorial Church,
Nir.bolsonvllle, preaching each even
ing His ae inions ark beiujr much
praised. This church has a grow
ing and flourishing Sunday School,
last Sunday there being over 100
WINDOW MUCH AOMIRKI).
The show window of the Southern
Furniture Company is much admired
[by the citizens and others. Their
beautiful etock of suitable holiday
gjfta and nth^r novelties are catchy
? New Advertisements ?
in Today's News ?
? Oen Thaatar. ?
? J. K. Hoyt ? Holiday Handkar- ?
? ThaHnb? Clotbln?. ?
? Gaiety Theater. ?
? H. O. Sparrow ? Tor*. ?
I*. ButeUht. Liniment. , ?
? rrank Millar? Puri Whlskiea. ~9
? LAXatlTO Bromo Quinine. *
? DomO ^ldaayPUla. ?
? Vick'e Reme41ea.