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To Pay Old Debts
BUILDING IS TOO SMALL
Jury Claims Thfit County Is Growing
Too Rapidly to be Accommodated
In the Old Building. No Place for
Keeping the Record*.
In the report of the grand Jury,
submitted to th&8uperIor court this
week, strong criticism was expressed
regarding the condition of the court
house and an urgent appeal was mad.
tor a structure that would better
supply the needs of the county. The
To Hon. H. W. Whedbee, Judge Pre- I
We^your undersigned Grand Jury,
beg Ism;* to submit the 'following re- 1
Mt>& . ?
We .have made final disposition of
all bjQI* handed us by the Solicitor.
Inspected the Coftirt
Houie,' Jajl, Coutny Hons and Con
We deslMLtoicall the attention of
the County Commissioners Ten*
strongly to the attention of th'e
County Commissioners rery strongly
to the urgent need Beaufort County
has of a now court house. The pres
ent building is Inadequate, antiquat
ed, and wholly out of keeping with
what a county the size of this, snd
with the ' progressive spirit of this '
county, should have. The overflow
from the court room can, of course,
ftand outside during eourt, the court
room, aside from Its other faults, ts
altogether too small. Ho'weter, the ,
overflow from the vaults of th? Reg- 1
ister of Deeds and Clerk at, the 8u- j
perior Court can not be thus accom
modated, and every available spaoe
In these two vaults seems to be used
op. The county business Is constant
ly increasing and this need of addi
tional space is a present and pressing
matter. -It will not be so much a
matter of years as of months before
there wllK hardly be standing Toora
In these vaults. It Is useless for us
to mention the appoarance of the
Court House, either outside or In, as
this fairly shouts aloud for itself.
There ca* be no question but that
this. county Will at some time .have to
make additional provision ' to take
eare of lip official briefness, and to us
It seems Uiat Its present facilities are
taxed to the utmost..
With reference to our Inspection
of the offices of the Register of Deeds
and Clerk of the ?u perl of Court, ss
to the manner In which these two
officials are performing their duties.
wi^'.Jcan ttd so fault with either,'
, Th*lr r*wr<k* .**??*. very w.tt kept |
sad the ofllcetr M*
n>? totr-ITn nfto* ?ad prisoner**
jFXW itw?1 &T j*n
?>u!Mln* H?#lf (? In aboot iba urn*
The Armenian and tyrlan relief
Yttnd. as reported today by Treasurer,
John O. Bragaw. Jr., Is as'follows:
Previously reported $116.86
Mrs. A. D. Tanfltld . 1.00
S. P. Alllgood 1.00
Margaret Bragaw .50
?Lou Gilliam Bragafr , 50
be the one
WASHINGTON. ? The Austro
Hungarlan Embassy have notified the
Stmte Department of the death of
Emperor Fran* Josof. Both the
Austro-Hungarlan and German em
bossies flew their national flags at
half-mast. ' ?.
x Change? of far^reachlijg conse
quences, It la believed In Teutonic
circles here, will follow the ascen
sion ot Karl Franx Josef to the
'tLijbnerf of Austria and Hungary. It
la considered improbable, however,
Ja??w?Rf jvmsym , cimmr*
will be, effected before the claso of
The various possibilities BoriOusly
considered here are:
A parliamentary union embracing
Germany and Austria-Hungary;
A federal state;
A complete separation of Hungary
Abandonment of the dual agree
ment or modus vlvendl;
An artificial arrangement for a
U Is, considered Inevitable that
thero it ill 1>? a greater liberalizing
Influence in Austria-Hungary under
the new regime; that pofttleal eon
cessions will be granted to-the Czechs
of Bofcstal*. the Croats, the. Serbians
and thO'^Poleii. These concesstrfiil^
however, win not, It Is though t, oe
practicable until after the- war, al
though earlier promise of thenf Is
The nationalistic sentiment has
been growing In Austria-Hungary,
and is recent years has won consid
eration from the Austrian and Hun
garian parliaments, although both
have been hostile to It. Hungary Is
said to have been fairly successful
In extinguishing It to a large extent
Lln that kingdom, while Austria has
jbeen less successful.
"DANCE TO BE OTVEIf ,
A* THE EliKfl HAIJj
The German clu1? will hold their
flrst dance of the season at the Elks
Hall tonight. It Is expected that a
large humber of members and In
vited guests will participate In tfco
? , , Poor Out I<lqnor.
The folic* officials yesterday pour*
ed out 160 pints and ISO hair-plnta'
and twHv^galtyiys,. of monkey ram.
A Urge cfo^dr "of spectators were
PTooent to srltnsn the ceremony.
H j"^i>rt?shrf*i4jn ?? Mnii
?r??nt r.H#?*nre made for
UBM at ?M Count? Horn* u>4 the
*!low?njM for r?4<utif th? pri?on?ra
i^ ka?1 1 kint1'
li''' flpapectfutljr ?abraHtM. f *'
tV * J. COX. ?
H.A. BOYD GETS
SIX MONTHS ON
RESIDENT OF- CHOCOWWnTY
GETS HEAVY SENTENCE FOR
VIOLATING LIQUOR LAW.
OTHER CASK ARE TRIED
Superior Court Adjourned Yesterday
Afternoon After Having Disposed
of All of the Cases on the Docket.
Superior court adjourned yester
day after having disopsed of all the
caaeB on the docket.
The case against H. A. Boyd, of
Chocowlnity, for violaling the search
and seizuro law, was probably one of
the most interesting cases brought
up. A number of witnesses were ex
amined and the case took some time
for tri&l. Boyd was found guilty of
|the oharge against him and was sen
tenced to- pay the costs and serve six
months on the county roads.
State vs. R. H. Dawson, colored,
Violating search and seizure law, four
months on the roads.
State vs. C. A. Cutler, violating
search and seizure law, not guilty.
Five cases against A. S. Wallace
for violating city ordinances; $10
and costs in each case.
State vs. W. R. Owens, for abduc
tion; nol prosed with leavo, owing to
the refusal of one or the principal
witnesses In Norfolk to be present at
State vs. J. R. Stewart, disposing
of mortgaged property, Judgment
suspended upon payment of costs.
[ ?8.tate vs. William Moore, colored,
for perjuxy^ . Judgment -suspended
upon payment of costs.
State vs. C. B. Blackwell, who was
indicted for wearing an Elk'B pin,
was nol prosed.
State vs. Jesse Flowers, assault
with deadly weapon; $50 and costs.
State vs. Henry Hummerlll, arson;
State vs. Henry Keys, colored; ob
structing road; judgment suspended
upon payment of costB.
State vs. Reuben and Sam Brown,
larceny and receiving; judgment sus
pended upon payment of costs.
State vs. Dr. W. T. Beebe, colored,
croelty to animal^ (poisoning chick
ens) $25 and costs.
8Ute v?: N.? R. Oliver and L. W.
Hodges, violating search and seizure
?law; nol guilty.
8tate vs^ Lee Ham, larceny and
receiving; not guilty
8tatd vs. P. D. Gurganus and W.
A. Harding, violating search and
seizure law;- not guilty.
StHte vs. Guy Bright, assault with
deadly weapon, $50 and costs. |
State vs. Lotus Boyd, colored, as
sault with deadly weapon; not guil
State vs. William Kuntz. colored,
housebreaking; six months on tho
State vs. ouis Blow, colored. vlo-|
latlng liquor law; 60 days on roads.
, Spenco Doddlck, colored, violating
liquor law; 4 months on the roads.,
Joe Ward, stealing; 6 months on]
Rd. Manning, violating search' and
nelstiro law; ftot guilty.
,Rom#q Dadley, color**, ?????
irlUi deMljr we,p?n; lodgment ?u?
? -too payment of cool*.
ouiud. color <-<1; ????*??
Kit i? The American
Podevatlbn of Labor today reiterated
vlftoroufl oppoaltlon (o all coinpuliory
arbitration. "Th? men. Individually
and collectively, are entitled to
"to? work any day tend at any time
la a free I>em?t**?y. Their right to
do .it) la ahflnld ne?er be'anrrandercd.'
[T1H??a? tVe tfatement limned
BILLION AND HALF
x: DOLLARS YEARLY
(By United Press)
WASHINGTON.? A billion and a
half dollars yearly will be needed by
tho tall roads in the United States
during the next tea or twelve years.
Alfred P. Thorn, counsel for the rail
roads declared today at the resump
tion of the hearing before the New
lands congressional committee. Of
this amount, one billion *nd a quar
ter will bo needed to Increase facili
ties in order to keep up with the
commerce of the country
CAR SHORTAGE FEARED
(By United Press)
WASHINGTON. ? To. fttfve off a
' disastrous car shortage all railroads
In the country have been ordered by
the Car Shortage Committee of the
1 American Railway Association to re
turq to the owner lines all foreign
truii and refrigerator cars on their
ELKS COUNTY FAIR
WAS WITNESSED BY
A LARGE AUDIENCE
"Tho Elka County Fair" at tho
Now Theatre laat night waa witnesa
I ed by a crowded houae. The event
was a "acream" from atart to finish
and there waa continuous laughter
| anjlk applause from the audience. It
? ppired to be one of the most humor
oua* entertainments ever: staged la
I the New theatre.
The Fair waa put on under tho
direction of Mies Annie Sara Bock.
I Tho choruses were exceptionally well
drilled and It was very evident that
M!s3 Bock did her work in most
; thorough faahion.
All of tho charactera were good. J.
;F. Tayloe made an Impressive 'BcBa'
J Jones. B. W. Taylor, as the widow
j er, was one of the best features of
' the play and aroused much laughter,
like Hughes, as Uncle Jako, Warren
Shelton, as Aunt Mary, Whiting Mc
Ilhenny as Handy Andy, Rota Warren
| as Giggling Sal, C. A. Little aa the
dutch woman and William Baugham
as tho country groom and Miss Elsie
Kelly aa his winsome brfde, all made
good in their parts.
I The musical numbers were splen
[didly carried 'out. A yodelling spec
ialty by Enoch Simmons and LaMotte
Blakely Waa encored several times as
was also the quartette, composod of
Enoch Simmons, LaMotte Blakely,
( John 8mith and Dave Smith. Miss
Cassle Lewis, William Baugham,
"Miss Elizabeth Mcllhenny, Miss Ad
| delle O'Brien and Miss Mabel Dalley
aang boIos In most pleasing faahion.
' A spanlsh dance, by Misses Dorothy
Brnwn. Adelle O'Brien and Thelma
Mayo also pleased tho audience. A
unique electrical display to the ac
companiment of the "see-saw" song,
cohcluded the play.
? I, A BOB FEDKRATIO*,. ?
? favor# tow R?mhior> *
? (By United Praaal > _ .ft
!'? BALTIMORE. ? Thaftfcaq*-.--*'
? cm Federation of Labor to<!fcy ?
? declared Itaelf unanimously In ?
, * favor of an embargo against the 9
? exportation of wheat a Ad .other ??
BIR HIRAM 1&AXIM
DIRD THIS MORimO
' (By Onltett Pr**a)
[X>w. Hiram Maxim, li
OT and automatic fire
? FRANZ JOHEf-B LAST <
? MESSAGE TO PEOPLE
? (By United Pre?i) ??
? LONDON. ? Emperor Fran* *
? Josef's farewell to hla nation was '
? contained Ln his will, accounts 4
? of which reached here tod^yr *
? "I bid farewell to my beloved ?
? people and give them the hear- *
? tlest thanks for their loyalty and *
? love toward me and my house' In *
? happy days as well as la times ?
? of- stress. May they continue to ?
? observe this same patriotic atti- *
? tude toward my successor. I re
'? member my army and navy^^J- '
? feelings of doepest UfaU'yjjJ^yt^
? their bravery and J ?
? their devotion. trident ?
? that my successtiv^Tjr rely on *
? them no less than v have done. *
(By United Press)
WASHINGTON.? The population
of tho United States and Its posbps
Blon on January 1 will be 113.390,
285 as compared with 111.500.000
last year, according to United states
r census bureau estimates. North Car
olina's population will be 2.418,000;
Virginia's, 2.202,000 and South Car
I olloa'a, 1,630.000.
OPERATE ON CAPTAIN Hill
| Captain George Hill loft today for
Baltimore, whero he will be operated
on for. ??njeci ot the tongue, it was
only reoontly found out what Captain
Hill's ailment was and it was deem
ed advisable to have the oporatlon
performed a,i once.
MRS. WIDMER DEAD
Mrs. Edgar Wldmer died last night
at the hospital In Wilmington, N. C.
The remains will arrive here tonight
and the interment will be at Oakdale
cemetery. The time of the funeral
has not yet been decided upon.
ADDISCO CLUB MEETING
Wm HoW Ycnterriay Afternoon With
Mm. J. II. Sparrow. Interesting
The Addlsco club met yesterday
afternoon with Mrs. John B. Sparrow
at her home on West Second street.
The meeting was called to order by
the president, Miss Jano Myers.. TlA
minutes wero read and the roll call
wan answered with Items of unusual
The paper for the afternoon was
read by Mrs. W. Dempsle Grimes and
showed splendid preparation, giving
In a most interesting fashion the
history of ScQ?ador and depicting
the bright future of this 8outh Amer
Thsi' ho&erfa 'sarvod a delicious ice
eonrsW.'* Dtfpiiy. Mrl. Hargrove
and Mr*, Meckwlth ^ere most wel
,on? >??*** he meeting.
DEATH OF INFANT
Ml of Ur. Mrs. W.
ST/ fleWtf of Greenville, <kHS.,-4M4
WMnxatr night and Was brought
here for burial- yesterady afternoon.
The Interment was at Oakdale eeme
tOfy. . Mr. and Mrs. Bowen formerly
resided In Washington and will hire
the sympathy of their many friends
Tiofo for their lees.
ADVBHTNR Tfl THE DAILY NBW8
TEUTON ARMY IS REPORTED TO
HAVE COMPLETELY BUR
HOUNDED THH RUMANIAN
Is Making Material. Gains.' French
Re|?oit ttuccesHO* la -Alaaeo,1 Much
Territory Taken by the Allien at
(By United Press)
PETROGRAD.-^-TJie further ad
vance of the allied forces In Dobrud
Ja is reported In an official state
ment: "We have advanced^ south
ward, reaching Tashul. At Various
places our troops have creised the
Karlal river. .- .. . ? *.?
BERLrtN. ? General von Falken
hayn la approaching the Alt valley.
The resistance of thd enemy In the
west corner of .Run^tola has been
broken, declares an official dispatch.
A tf'es Take Much Territory.
SALONIKA. ? Nearly 200 square
miles of territory sround Monastlr
| has been captured from the Teutons
i In their recent advance. The drive
of the allies continues.
French Are Successful.
PARIS. ? The French were sno
cessful in their surprise attack
agalnBt the German trenches near
Hllsenhelm In Alsace,, ^octtrdlng to
an official statement.
BERLIN. ? Orsovo has bWh cap
tured from the Rumanians, accord
ing to an official p.atement.
LONDON. ? If G .man official re
ports are correct, Palkenhayn's vice
has closed still tighter' on eastern
Rumania. Berlin flalras the occu
pancy of Orsovo, Turnu and 8everln,
which with Craiova, the capture of
which was announced during the
early part of the week, gl^es the Ten
sions a hold on three large cities in
the eastern section. Whether the
I Rumanian army, which. Berlin claims
] has been encircled, baS escaped is
'the question that is worrying mili
J Th? ThMl* In Tort.
I The yacht Thetis from Rhode I?
land, Captain Puller^ ^arrived In port
yesterday and .will * remain her#
. through tho wltrter. Wmon* those
Inn board were Captain -Puller. Mra.
Fuller and aeveral othet ladlea.
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WgfeRl Eplaoda of
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Trl?n?T? K?r-B"" Comedjr
"A *OC?H KXIOHT"
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