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THE WILMINGTON DISPATCH; SATURP AY AFTERNOON, rDECEMBEJSl 7
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..r.nah spot '. .
; lies ton spot
NEW YORK COTTON.
y, w York, Dec. 1. The cotton mar
,hs comparatively quiet early to
., sith fluctuations irregular. There
some 'further trade buying, but
- scattering business was attribut
('nefly to evening up acounta for
1 he week end or pending a bet
. lino on the approaching goVern--...t
reports. First prices Were Z
..;::!. lower to 19 points higher, but
;,, more active months were gener
i, l' to G points above last night's
I, iiu; figures. January -was rela
vt iy easy at the start, and sold off
, : is after the call, or 13 points
. ! lower under realizing.
1. M r months sold 3 to 7 points un
hist night's closing figures but at
level the market was steadied by
, rin?; and trade buying accompan- f
,1 by reports that there had been ai
spot demand in the Atlantic
i k-ls late yesterday which was be: j
m ! to be for the account of for-
closed barely -steady.
. . . . T. 29.04
NEW YORK SPOTS.
York, Dec. 1. Spot cotton
NEW ORLEANS COTTON.
N'.-w Orleans, Dec. 1. Irregularity
: i, vailed around the opening of the
iMin market here today. January
: v, (1 a rise of 4 points. After the
r lie drift" was downward and at
; ' . e?ul of the first half hour, the mar
! .i stood at a net loss of 6 to 10
lint.-. undr weekend liquidation
;'::".)! the long side.
.ton closed steady at a decline of
NEW ORLEANS SPOTS.
v Orleans, Dec. 1. Spot cottor
.nd unchanged Sales on the
.-not none: tr -rrv 41:
! :v middling
COTTON SEED OIL.
New York, Dec. 1. The cotton seed
oil market closed quiet.
Spot . . 18.25
Januarv . . . . - 18.47
May .' 19.0(
TotM sales 5,700 barrels.
CLEARING HOUSE CONDITIONS.
New York, Dec. 1 The actual con
(lit ion of clearing house banks and
trust companies for the week (fivf
':: ) shows! that they hold $152,122
i ; reserve m excess ot legal require
ts. This is an increase ot $ss,
'Go from last week.
v York, Dec. 1. Mercantile pa
5 to 5 3-4; sterling, 60 day
. 1.71 1-2: commercial 60 day bill?
!iK -, 4.71; comercial 60 day' bill?
7-K: demand 4.75 1-2; cables 4.7?
Ijar silver 84 1-4.
('hiftigo. Dec. 1. Favorable weathe"
i a prospect of larger receipts nex'
k :,v an advantage today to the
in corn. Opening prices, whicl
'-r' 'i (;om the sme as yesterday'?
ii tfJ-4c lower, with January 1.20
" - and May 1.18 1-8 to 1-4, were
;i '' il by declines all around.
pa, allejed the action of corn
" lutket was poorly supported
'notations on hogs weakened
"r.s. Later, commission hous
t ''he buying side in a moderate
1 steadied the market. y
THE SUPREME WAR
COUNCIL IN SESSION
Miy Associated Press),
ailies. France, Dec. 1. The
"HPtine; 0f tne Supreme War
'"'itfil. which will osnider the whol
:y situation was held in a hotel
- oxpected the deliberations wir
-'veral days and will result in
'"rmulation of a joint military
for the western front. A. Pi
er. secretary of the American
in Paris, assisted Colonel
"r Rimnert. and Manaeer Hne-
o, iiu; Yankees are busy trying to
"frihen the New-Yorkers for next
; A good biffing outfielder and
u: titute infielder are sought, r
"1 Black's Newport Naval
ar in great demand on
the ton. From nil narte nf tht rrnn-
I'-'r" pnmp invitbtlrvnc! fr (ho fnr.
iale star tn Rhnw hia fnnthall
m battle array.
'inl where there, has, not been aCounel- for ithe yproscutlon, ' began
r-n strike of iniDortance since ;.ttre ' reading:? the State's hyplothetlcal. gees-
n -";"iueni or tne wajv ;4t:is;aiso
'notable . f actthatn dnringlthe "ame-
Ll'7 not .r'lBTaglsItaliaii nWspa-
airf Weaker ZVew,y
' c .
Springy chickens ;
Puddle ducks .
Irish potatoes ,
N. C. Hams, lb
K. C Shoulders & ribs .
Hides, green . .
Wool, free burr . . .:. . .
Corn, bush ;
Tallow . ,.
Onions, 2 bu., silverskin
Onions, 2 bu., red . . '. . .
. . . .18c
WILMINGTON NAVAL STORES.
Spirits 45 1-2.
Rosin N. D.
Tar $3.50 and 16c.
Crude $4, $4, $3.
Savannah, Dec. 1 Turpentine, firm
45 1-2; sales 200; receipts 672; ship
ments 31; stock 24,400.
Rosin firm; ales 1,450; receipts
2,659; shipments 919; stock 79,718.
Quote B, D, E, G, H, 6.25 to 6.42
1-2; I, 6.35 to 6.42 1-2; K, 6.60 to 6.82
1-2; M, 6.80 to 7.02 12; N, 7.35; WG,
T.50; WW, 7.65. .
S ENDED IN THE
Believed Case Will Be Given
to the Jury This
TO OFFSET DEFENSE
Witnesses Put on the Stanct'to
Tell of Rational Acts of
Defendant Following Al
(By Associated Press).
Mineola, N. Y., Dec. 1. When "sura-
nmg up addresses Degan in supreme
vourt here today, it was believed cer-
ain the fate" of Mrs. Blanca De
Saulles, on trial for the murder of
er former husband, Jonn L. De
5aulles, would be in the hands of the
ury early, this evening. Justice Man-'
ling at noon indicated he would con-j
inue court until the issue was finally
mbmitted to the jury.
Both sides rested, at 11:36 o'clock.
Walter R. . Jones, the justice of
the peace who presided at
Mrs. De Saulles' preliminary
hearing, was the first witness
today. He declared his observation of
Mrs. De Saulles following the shoot
ing gave him the impression that she
was rational. Jones added that her
calm manner, despite the "unusual cir
cumstances" greatly surprised him.
George H. Hoffman, keeper of the
Mineola jail, supported Jones' opinion.
Mrs. Anna Mooney, the nurse whom
Tohn L. De Saulles, Jr., called "Boo
lie," told of Mrs. Dex Saulles' presen
ationi to King George and Queen Mary
luring a visit to England in 1914. An
lirplane flight which the defendant
ook while there, numerous shopping
excursions on which the witness said
ler mistress bought extravagantly and
ither details of the De Saulles' lux
lrioUs mode of life were related".
This evidence was evidently intend
ed by the prosecution to offset that
ijiven by other witnesses who said De
Saulles neglected his wife while they
were touring England.
Mrs. Mooney, according to witness
es for the defense, was the nurse re
gained by Dex Saulles, through whom
iie is alleged to have tried to alienate
his son's affections for his mother.
Regarding the automobile accident,
n which Mrs. De Saulles claims she
sustained severe injuries to her head,
Mrs. Mooney said a doctor "took three
3titches" in Mrs. De Saulles' chin fol
lowing -the accident and that her mis
press attended a concert the same
light the accident occurred.
The defense maintains Mrs. De
Saulles was confined to bed for sev
eral days following the mishap. Mrs.
Mooney said she had never seen Mrs
De Saulles cry "all the time -I was
She told of many teatre-and din
ner parties whiclT she said Mrs. De
Saulles attended escorted by her hus
band. The witness said Mrs. 'De
Saulles : never complained to h,er of
having severe headaches or periods of
Countess Otto H. Salm, a cousin of
John L. De Saulles, testified that whenj
she visited Mr3. vDe Saulles in jail
just affef the shooting, Mrs. De
Saulles cautioned her to be careful I
what she said
' Vi o f iVi olA tv- i rrVi Viq'ai
mai, iuvis u;j6ui c ,
dictagraphs" s.boutj the jail.
"It's awfully nice for you to come- to
visit a murder(Bss,'i;tbe, 3pun(fess s.aid'j
Mrs; De; Saulles told her. .
ent V of rhe
he ? Brooklyn S State jiHospitaL
witness stand while the in-j
.. . - - .
New York, Dec. 1. Stocks were ir-!
regular to heavy at the opening of
today's short session, some leaders re
acting a point and a few specialties
as much as 2 to 3 points. Rails also
ground, especially Union Pacific
anH piHmnro nhin
were lower br 2 to 3 points and ship-
pings averaged recessions of a point.
Rallies in steels, marine preferred,
coalers ancL motors in the final hour
effaced practically all losses. The
closing -was steady. Sales approxi-
55 mated 150,000 shares. Liberty 4s .held
" Vi 7f;!at 97.76 to 97.80 and the 3 l-2s at 98.90
American Beet Sugar (bidX
American. Can J . . .
American- Car & Foundry (bid)
American . Smelting & Refining 75 3-4
American Sugar Refining (bid) 95
Anaconda Copper 57 1-4
Atchison ; . . . . . . . 83
Baldwin Locomotive 55 1-4
Baltimore & Ohio 46 3-4
Bethlehem -Steel , i'B" .. ..79
Canadian Pacific 133
Central Leather 65 3-4
Chesapeake & Ohio .. 47 3-8
Chicago, Mil. & St. Paul . . . . 36 1-2
Chicago, R. I. & Pac. Ry 181-2
Chino Copper . . 41 5-8
Colorado Fuel & Iron (bid) . . 33
Columbia Gas & Electric .... 31
Corn Products 28 1-8
Crucible Steel 54 1-4
Cuba Cane Sugar 29 1-4
Erie 14 7-8
General Motors 89 3-4
Great Northern pfd 90 3-4
Great Northern Ore ctfs .. .. 27
Inspiration Copper (bid) . . . . 42 7-8
Int. Merc. Marine pfd 95 7-8
Kennecott Copper 32
Louisville & Naashville (bid) ..1161-2
Maxwell Motor Co. .
Mexican Petroleum ,
Miami Copper (bid) .
Midvale Steel (bid)
Missouri Pacific . . .
.. ..42 1-2
LEAD DE SAULLES
Nevada Copper .17
New York -Central 68 3-4 j
Norfolk' and 'Western (bid) .. 1021-4!
Northern Pacific 4 3-4
Ohio Cities Gas 35 3-4
.Pennsylvania 46 V
Pittsburgh Coal 43
Ray Consolidated Copper . . . . 22 1-2
Reading 70 3-8
Republic Iron & Steel 76 3-8
Sinclair Oil 31
Southern Pacific . 91 5-8
Southern Railway 25
Texas jo. . .
Union Pacific ........
United Cigar Stores . .
U. S. Industrial Alcohol
U. S. Rubber .. 52
U. S. Steel 92 1-S
I Utah Copper 75 7-8
Wabash Pfd. "A" 40
Westinghouse Electric 38 1-2
Willys-Overland 19 7-8
A. T. & T 1011-4
m Central . . x 9o
q l. (bid) 93
Gulf 'state Steel (bid) 86
s A l (bid) 81-2
; sioss-Shef. teel and Iron (bid) 38
United Fruit 118
R1TISH HAD A
Enemy Attacked in Force
Causing British to Fall Back
BOTH SIDES HAD
Berlin Claims Capture
Guns and Men, But This
Has Received a Part
By Associated Press).
British Headquarters in France,
Dec. 1. In their operations in the
Cambrai - region yesterday the Qer
many began a turning movement, but
the British were able to pull back
most of their troops and guns at the
first attack and save them from being
caught. The British blew up a cer
tain number of guns. So far as could
be ascertained this morning, no Bri
ish guns were captured by the Ger
mans. .. The German casualties yesterday
were exceedingly large. The British
probably lost a considerable number
. There is ho concealing the fact that
the enemy gave the British an nin
comiortable hour or two yesterday,
but the situation , this morning is not
one to cause particular uneasiness.
Some scattered British in the front
line may . have fallen into the hands
of the Germans' but most of the troops
are reported to have been withdrawn
safely. Some .ground- has been, lost
but unless unforeseen events aHm.
1 1 . . i
tlie merman pians nave oeen-irusirai'
ed'J with: the infliction of serious loss
es on them.
V Fighting Vis still proceeding today.
j The British are continuing their conn-
Berlin Claims A -Success. ?.,,v
hi Berlin Deq, ii vJa . London) .-The'
Germans" yesterday;-'-captured 4,00u
British and several batteries in the
Cambrai - region, Ihe war office" 'an-
SER OUS CONTEST
II 2-1 U UL.I U1I11LH 1 ? V -;V ' ;
Old Minority. Leader Will Be
1 Fbund On the Job in
' iBv Georae H. Manninn
"?? "1 ' ,YWS- a; da
Washington, D. C, Dec. 1. James
Jfl - .iwin,wm retain nis position as
minority leader in the session of Con
gress which convenes next. week. Mr.
Mann was taken ill" about two months
before the close of the last session
and -after he left for .his home in.T'Ill-l
inois, and at different times dating
the. recess ofX Congress there 'has
been: speculation as to whether . ha
"would be able to resume his ardtrous5
cussion as ta nis probable successor
turned to Washington and put an -end.
The minority leader has now re
to all speculation, however, hy stating
that he will remain . here until the
House goes through all its preliminar
ies and gets down to business some
time, after the Christmas holidays, at
liasB -When ;nfe feelf. satisfied that I
everything is all right within the Re-1
publican organization of the House, he
will leave for his illinoJs farm and re
sume the -rest cure he adopted by a
vice of his physician last September
when he suffered a nervous bfeak-
Mr. Mann spent much of the time
since last September in mild outdoor
exercise, and seems much improved J
But upon . advice -of his physician he
will not attempt any hard work at this,
session or resame custon of being con
stantly in attendance and maintaining
a critical eye on every ward and act
of the House and Senate.
No candidate has appeared for Mr,,
Mann's place during his absence and!
had there been one he would most
likely have been promptly squelched
by the Republicans who recognize Mr.
Mann as a man exceptionally well fit
ted for "the place. There was con.sidr
erable "growling" against Mr. Mann
by men of his own party and the De
mocrats at ;the last session, hecaHse
of his extreme irritableness and ap
parent lack pf tolerance, but this hv
now beeli attributed to '.his nervous
condition and is no w ' forgotten.
The duties of Mr. Mahh were taken
up by Mr. Gillett, of Massachusetts
Madden, of Illinois; Moore, of Penn
sylvania, and "Uncle Joe" Cannon afc
ter he left for home, and between - th.f -
quartet the Republican members were
guided wisely and well.
It is the general opinion that legis-1
lation at this session will be chiefly
confinejd tonatters in connection with
the conduct of tne9wa-and that for
the most xart general legislation and
miscellaneous appropriation measures
will be sidetracked.
In Mr . Jinn'M absence matters jemH
cerninl aTPrdpTratrons 'Wilt "De -guiirea'
so far as the Republicans tre concern
ed by Congressman Gillett, of Massa
chusetts, ranking Republican on the
Appropiration committee, and appro
priations will likely take up the great
er part of the attention of this session.
Mr. Fordney, of Michigan, leading
Republican on the Ways and Mean&
Committee, and one of tlie very best
authorities on revenue in Congress,
will assume leadership m revenue
finneressman Butler, of Pennsyl-
vania, leading member on the Repub
lican side of the Naval Affairs Com
mittee will take charge of navy mat
ters, and Julius Kahn, ranking Repub
lican on Military Affairs, will be V
Republican guide for military matters.
It appears to be the opinion of Re
publican leaders that j the policy of
having the Republican party offer, mo
j-n npmocratic measures to
UytlUDiuuu .- - : - , i
induct, the war, and if need be to.
lead the way in preparing legislation
calculated to assist in bringing it to a
speedy , successful conclusion, will be
followed at the coming session. Care
will be taken by the Republicans,
however, to see that not a dollar of
appropriations is wasted or spent in
an unwise manner.
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Stage of water in Cape Fear river
nt Fn.vRtt.evme. N. C, at 8 a. m. yes
terday, 4.3 feet.
RISE AND SUN SET.
Deposits made to-night in the Sav-
npnartment tif the American
Bank & Trust Co., will draw 4 percent
' a fresh lot of Roysters Peanut Brit
tle just received. Wilmington Grocery
iCompany. Advertisement. -
Ashevile . .
New -York tain
Raleigh ' i . 4 W .leat
Wpeiinrtpn . cliv
4?t?t 1 Read the Disp
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I ILL r . . .'il
By EDWIN MARKHAM J
Famotxa author of i' The Man With the Hoc", . '
"jkifa Jnen willwonder oy it1' "f5"
. riTMs Ted upSarningof the Vittt'-
And they will gather as 'friends : and Jay, -r':
A Christmas Mesageito theNalon .
HfeThi wifelof the Attorney General oi the United States, in an
article, written especially 4ot,The jpeopisHome Journal, -ppjeads
fo.3a resolutely cbeeriul Christraas in;pite of the -war
lbtlt BrusH for the Baby '';..,t ,:t,t
- The bewildered young mother is warned she "must take care
of Baby's .teeth." Then her advisers trust to the "mother's
v . in'tuiti6n','to tell her whatto do. Mariairaai Wbeeler.dffesn't..,
K-Her iarticie1i Care of Baby's Teeth," shows 4he mother what
to do from the day of baby's birth. ,
Summer in December
- Garnes that will bring back memories of June while thesnow 4
:pies p outside. ; .-. . . '
A High r Tide in Fiction
Without detractihgfrom the
past, we have more than an ordinary pride in the mark set by
olir December offerings. Here is the list:
By Helen Richardson Brown
There is more than one smile and a
hint o a tear in this story of a simple
old woman's adventure in a fashion
able woman's club.
"Old Carter's Nell"
By Agnes Ross White
The -story of another 'love that pass
By Oliver Sandys
f t A Complete Novelette
Behind -the scenes is many a tragedy
and romance that is hidden from those
"out in front." Of such is "Laurels."
the story of an opera star's jealousy.
Try Mrs. Gregory's Oatmeal Bread
Some of this war's most important battles will be f ought in
the kitchen. The "Helping Herbert Hoover" page will aid
you in doing your part. Try a loaf of oatmeal bread such as
Mrs. Gregory makes for the Attorney General of the United
States. .... .. .
Smart Winter Styles ,
An up-to-date, illustrated page of what to ivear. s
Let the Pictures Tell It
Is Your State Friendly to. Birds? ,
Read the result of the summer's campaign for bird sanctu-,
aries. Herbert Hoover has given the movement his approval
Fun .and Factr
A page to make you laugh and think. . ,
The Green Meadow Club
That almost impossible thing a page for children and grown
ups that fascinates while' it instructs.
Three Poems Worthr While N
cn Wars Have Ceased,, "The Slumberland Sea';
By Roscoo Gilmore Stott By Daisy O. StephMwon
'The Little Cloud Sheep",
By Francis McKinnon Morton '
Interesting and Instructive
An Ancient University The story of a school 900 years old.
Cultivating the Cactus How a desert pest has been tamed.
The People's Home Journal
A Magazine for Every Member of the Family
At AHNNewsstands 10 Cents
More fires originate in rubbish
heaps than from any other source. To
permit rubbish to remain in the
building not Only invites a fire to visit
your home or place of business, and
render your family temporarily home
less, or cripple your business at a
time when you can least afford it; but
yon are also permitting the lives of
your family or employes to be endan
gered, for fire not only destroys a
Quarter of a billion' dollars' worth of
property each . year in this country,
but also claims more than two thou
sand lives each , year. The home is
built to protect your loved ones, and
vou want to do everything to insure
absolute protection to those who live
RUBBISH HEAP IS A MENAGE TO HOUSEHOLD
:v.. . I - - -
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rM,,$2 W'm , ti, - i3sm r-sMt C4- ;?iy - mu
great credit due our fiction in the
"Delia of the
By Dr. George Van Schaicfc x
An ' adventure-romance of the Great
North Woods by the famous author
of "Sweet Apple Cove" and other
widely known novels.
Beginning the New Serial
"The Wooing 0' Jean",
By Mary Imlay Taylor
When a frl is beautiful and head
strong ana spoiled, and two men come
seeking: her, somebodies heart 'must
ache. . Once in a while it is the girl's. -You
cannot afford to miss this very'
human story of how Jean reached the
- great decision in a girl's life.
That rubbish heap in the store
room, attic or" basement is a menace
to your household, because there is al
ways a possibility of fire starting in
it and the worst of It is" it may start
when least expected.
; Fire may route you and your fam
ily out any night your wife,children
and you" may escape and some bf ypu
may not . Just use your, imagina
tion and think what , might happen
and then get a safety first rm6ve- on
you and have that menace eliminated.
Tuesday, October 9, is Pire Preven
tion Day in North Carolina. That is
the day When . It is your duty as a
loyal citizen to !ook carefully over
ijour premises and if there is a rub-
blsh lieap there get rid of ft.
j GREEN'S AUGUST FLOWEf?;: :
i constipation, sour stomach, nervous in ft
oigesuon, ermf station of food, .palpi- V
ju sasBS. Xqcpasnteo jjaq dqi jo uontn v"
J secrete; the bileand impurities from V
4 the stomach. ' Atigust Flower : , is a V
uie oiooa. - 25 and 75 cent bottles.. :
are caused; by. a disofcorea stomach 1;
leq suaranB ys aoj pasn na&qsBft
inactive liver, such a3 sick headache. "
mentary canaT, stimulates the liverJto
and . sweeten the stomach aud all
gentle laxative. regulates 'digestion -
both in etomach vmd intestines, cleans v
Sold by Green's Drug Store. ' : -
LefiWlN PRINTING COMPaSy
8 Grace St. WiJmingten, N. C.
THE INVISIBLE BIFOCALS: vf ,7
Affoi a comfort which Is appreciated -by
those who want near or far 'Vision
in one j-air of glasses. t- ;i
,. They keep your eyes young In looks -0
as well as In usefulness. ' , f ';
No line, seam or hump to blur the ;
vision. ; ; ;; ro'
EYES TESTED FffEC.
STEAMER WILMiNBTON .
will leave at 7:30 Js
hut will not n?alte the return :
trip Saturoay evening. i :
Before going home tonight to
mother or wife, or the visit you
contemplate for tomorrow
'drop' in and' slip a "surprise
joy" in your pocket. There wjll
be smiles for the giver, and -a
treat for the recipient.. '' r:
, .Fresh Shipment of Delicious
Whitman's Candies just in- j
Phones: 211-212 T ;
: 107 Princess Street. '
NOTICE OF LAND SALE " r ; ;
DEED . OF- TBrJS!"V.;--;-' ''-..
Under and br virtue of tUe. power of tale,'
oontained in a certain eel of Trust, exe- v-;
iciitert the 10th. day'of -Feb.-1317r by Alex. ;
II. Koonce and LettieT. Jvoote, IHa wife, .
to C. B. Griffin. Trustee f jr Nee'nliaJa' T.- .
Lloyd, all parties of Orange Cpnttfy,-State
of North Carolina, and being 4 thereto re
quested by the Trustors and Cestni Quo
Trust. I, the -undersigned trustee, vwill sell '
at pnblic auction to the highest bidder for j .
cash. ar. the Conrt House-door, y in the '
city of Wilmington, New Hanover ;County, ' .',
State of North Carolina, on, Friday, Decern-
ber the 2Sth., 1917, at 11 o'clock A.. M.i a ".
certain Jraci of ;land lying and being sit-
uated on Carolina Beach, in the County of , ,
New Hanover and State of 'North Carolina, -described
- Beginning at the Eastern line of Carolina-;
Beach Avenne South at the point four hnn- ;
dred and fifty 1 450) feet northwardly from t
the point where the said Eastern line of
Carolina, Beach Avenue South v intersects -''
"the" northern line of Atlanta Avenne t rani
thence eastwardly and parallel with said '
Atlantn Avenne one . hundred (100) -feet J '
thence north wardly and parallel with Car
olina Beach Avenue South sixty 60) feet
thence westwardly and" parallel with. At-J
lanta Avenue one hundred (100) feet to tbei
eastern ,line of Carolina Beach -t? Avenue y
South:-thence southwardly along the said -pastern
Carolina BencH "AVeWBC ,onth (00)
feet tov,the point of begiffnJiJtfT being oth- :
erwise describeds Ibt io block '29 . of - r
the. sonthern section at the plan of Car-'
olina Beach ( as plotted.' by. J.. X., Becton. '
Civil Ejigirieer. June-September, AQ1X aud i
4nly recorded Jn. m'ap- ?," page; 1, of the re- -cord
of LNew "Hanger Conniy. - : ,
! This Deed of Trust Is dtily registerert in
the office of the Egintor of. Deeds for New
nanover -county. In Book 96, page 1C0.
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