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V m-E WILMINGTON DISPATCH. THURSDAY; MAY 1 6, 1 9 1 8.
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Vlfllateigh, May 16.Without calling
.?. anf extra session of the general as
I '. . f . aembly Governor Bickett has set in
, ;' : fiotion ; a substitute which will ' deal
j with, the problems: of vagrancy," of
Jobless men and menless jobs,
- 5?The governor first calls a : meet-
tag for May 29 when the delegates
vrUf. come here and discuss the best
' methods of enforcing, the vagrancy
.'Jaws. Then June 4 a state convention
wlll.be held and delegates from the
J first meeting will be sent here- The
proclamation issued today calls idle
ness treason. The governor seks to
set folks to work. He will allow the
,i Able-bodied vagrant, now 'in limbo, a
Greensboro Men Ask Rate Raise.
- .The North Carolina' Public Serv
ice Corporation, the most modest of
- flhm all seeking to get a light lift in
jpevenue, has presented its cause to
the corporation commisison and gone
away without any despair.
;jThe Greensboro " delegation . had
x Mayor Stafford, Ralph Hole, Aubrey
- - is' Brooks, Charles A. Hines, Joe Rob
& rtson, the Salisbury representative,
A; - ?slnd though not all were on the same
v side,: there was mighty little to quar-
'(rel about. The " North Carolina Pub--'
IJte Service company Asked to go only
to 51.50 net. It was fair enough to
.. V intimate that It might be able to get
i . ' ajcmg somehow - with--i5 cents, the
. jate now being ?f 1.25, Only Char:
Jbtte has. a better one .and the Gate
- .'City appellants-did quite- as well as
' -: "Charlotte. . .
r -Must Skip or Serve. .
iGovernor Bickett's return to put
the finishing touches ; to the Louise
x "Price case, a . vagrancy sentence
iwhich she will -not serve if she gets
,, ; 1d of the property that she holds
hereabouts, causes -him to . remark
:npon his purposes "in estopping the
conviction of the courts.
; The governor, declares, that he
iciever had- any purpose to interfere,
. ,Jbiat he did desire to vgive anybody
;Sho wished to reform a chance, to do
; what the law contemplated."
Many Electrocutions ' Ahead".
; Governor Bickett's refusal to in
"terfere with the execution of Frank
; , JJoore, , Duplin County man charged
-'with murder, puts seven men beyond
ixope and Moore will be one of the
: Irio to be electrocuted the latter part
Toore abandoned his appeal rv
making it, and Governor Bickett went
x over all the evidence. He declared
,. fcimselY unable to find anything on
V which to base Executive'-interference,
y;. ; Had he been a juror her declares that
. ' ' 1 jbe would have - found the prisoner
- guilty, rthat " "the murder showed
every element of long premeditation,
; that the prisoner, deliberately hunted
.the victim and -deliberately shot him.
! 5 Moore will die Friday, May 24, and
Saturday following Ernest Byhum of
' Northampton, and Herbert Perry will
be double, victims. Lonnie Council of
Durham- will be executed June 7, and
i Napoleon Spencer of Forsyth, June 2L
!The dafis of Emanuel Roderick, mur
derer ,4t his wife, New Hanover case,
and Jesse Bowden of Craven have
not been fixed, but they lost their ap
Body Sent tV Carthage.
. The body of Thomas A. Frye, epi
x -ptic patient , at the State, hosoitaj,
K Raleigh, has been sent to Carthage
am", the state can do nothing with
R. Robinson,,, of Buncombe, who
killed Frye last Sunday morning,
r The men frequently quarreled, but
never ai. reared to become dangerous.
Sunday vhey went ferociously at each
, Other, words being the weapons, but
later Robinsc struck Frye over the
head with a bioom handle and concus
sion of the brain resulted. Frye died
several hours . laier. There is, of
course, nothing to e done legally
' about the killing.
' t From Zebulon, 25 i.v.es from Ra
leigh, a story has come that Wiley S.
. BY?, SHIFTING ENGINE
New Bern Colored MarrStruck
While Hiding His Bicycle
Last Night. (
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' (Special to The Dispatch.)
:New Beh, May 16. While at
tempting to cut across in Eront of a
Norfolk Southern shifting engine
Tuesday : evening shortly after . 7
o;clocl, Charles Harden, colored, who
has for a number of years been em
ployed a.s janitor at the local fed
eral building, fell In front of the lo
comotive and was ground to death
before he could manage to get out of
the way of the oncoming train
Harden was riding along on his bi
cycle between the main line and a
side track. When about 50 feet away
from the man Engineer Richardson, in
cbtLrge of the locomotive, blew the
whistle and the fireman rung the
bell. Harden looked back and' cross
ed immediately in front of the train
and fell in the center- of the track."
He attempted to rise and get out of
danger but the locomotive struck him
just as he rose to a kneeling posi
tion. The lower part of his body was
horribly mangled, ope leg being com
pletely severed. The body was
dragged for a distance of 30 or 40 feet
before the locomotive was brought to
a stop. ,
Coroner Dr. Ernest W. Dunn empan
eled a jury to investigate the acci
dent and they returned a verdict to
the effect that Harden came to his
death asMhe result of being run over
by a shifting . engine In tne Norfolk
Southern yards. No blame for the
accident is attached to the trajn crew.
Senator F. M. Simmons, chairman
of the finance committee of the
United States senate, and who had
been spending a short while Inhe
city attending to business matters,
has returned to the nation's capital
to resuume his official duties.
Senator Simmons, in discussing the
war, said that the people of America
are fast awakening to-the fact, that
this country is engaged in the con
flict and that they are liberally re
sponding to the call of the govern
ment for assistance from the public.
He mentioned the last liberty loan
drive and declared that it was won
derful and showed, more plainly than
any word that' could be spoken that
the public is backing up the president
and is intent upon helping the
United States be. victorious in the
conflict . .
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Our Soda Fount Menu la
PAYNE DRUG CO.
5 th and Red Cross Streets.'
We will be at the Court House during the month of
May daily, except Sundays, from 9 a. m, to 5 p. m. for
the purpose of taking Tax Lists of Wilmington Resi
dents and Property. Holders.
Attend Jo, This Duty in Time to Avoid the Penalty for
Neglect. B. F. King
H. K. Nash,
"Tax Listers for Wilmington Township.
Both Out for Good.
Bernard M. Baruch, chairman of
the war industries board, says that he
has quit Wall street for good. And it
is estimated that he had taken several
millions of dollars out of It also for
good. New York World.
For the Stomach and Liver
Just try one 50c bottle of LAX-FOS
WITH PEPSIN. A LiquM Digestlvo
Laxative. Pleasant. to take.
There Is more Catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases pat to
gether, and for years it was supposed to
be. incurable. Doctors prescribed local rem
edies, and by constantly failing to care
AND LOOK YOUNG
Don't Stay Gray I . Nobody Can Tell
When You Darken Gray. Faded
Hair With Sage Tea and
Grandmother kept her hair beautiful
ly darkened, glossy and attractive with
with local treatment, pronounced it incur- a a brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur,
able. Catarrh, is & local disease, greatly lniu j Whenever her hair , took on that dull,
uenced by constitutional conditions and j xaaea or streanea appearance, mis
Big Still Captured.
. Sheriff Joseph McLawhorn Deputies
Taylor and.Hyman and Police Officer j
Brewer went down four miles below
Ayden, near Carr's Landing, on Con
tentnea creek and captured a. large
hundred-gallon copper still. From the
condition of the outfit the .officers
think the charge was run off Saturday
night, and the operatives left with the
liquor, as the still was warm when
found. No one was there and 20
empty barrels were found and a small
quantity of beer. Greenville Reflector.
therefore requires constitutional treatment.
Hairs Catarrh Medlelnev-manuftctured by
dimple mixture was applied with won
derful effect. By asking at any drug
What is "Spring Fever"?
Tt is simply low Vitality, a lack of
Energy caused by impure ' blood.
GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC
restores Vitality and Energy by puri
fying the Blood and you can soon feel
its Strengthening, Invigorating Ef
Broughton, while looking for his wife,
who was. missing, found her dead,
stooped to pick her up and dropped
dead over her.
Mrs. Broughton had been visiting
and after -returning home went to
the woodhouse, where she died. Mr.
Broughton, who was 65 "years old, and
about 15 years her senior, was look
ing for her, and doubtless found her
dead before falling into - an uncon
pciousness from which he died almost
immediately. Mrs. Broughton must
have been dead for hours.
of the System. One Hundred Dollars re
ward is offered for any case that Hall's
Catarrh Medicine fails to cure. . Send for
circulars and testimonials.
P. j: CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio, i
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Adt
F. J. Cheney & Co., ToledcuOhUv is a con-j store for "Wyeth's 8age and Sulphur
stitutioni remedy, is taken internally and Compound," you will get a large hot
acts tnru tne 0100a on tne mucous Hurxsces ; tlft Of this Old-time recipe, improved
by the addition of other ingredients,
all ready to use, at very little cost. This
simple" mixture can be depended upon
to restore natural color and beauty to
the hair. - V .'.. -
A well-known - downtown druggist
says everybody uses Wyeth's Sage and
Sulphur Compound now because it
darkens- ao naturally and erently that
nobody can tell it has been applied
It's 6 eay to ' ue, too. You simply
dampen a comb or soft brush and
draw it through your hair, taking one
tand at a time. By morning the gray
hair disappears; after another appli
cation or two, it is restored to its na
tural coe? and looks glossy, soft -and
beautiful. This preparation is a de
lightful toilet requisite. It is not In
tended for the cure, mitigation or pre
vention of disease Advt
NO NEED TO HAVE
Simply apply to your
hair and scalp
It makes, stubborn,
coarse, sappy, or
kinky hair softi
flnlTy, lone nn
pretty, so. you
can easily comb
and brash It
falling- hair, dandruff and
itchlnr scaln. and makes
new hair crop out all over yonr bead
so your Lair becomes lots, soft aad
beanti'uL Hcrolia is up to dat and is
not sti&y or rnmmr. Pleaaantlr oer-
jf limed easy to apply. Cct made.
I You Musi Try it
iSFTJn (Sumps cr coiiJfor a box. AIkmoU
rilff.. - Siorei. Asenti Wanted
HER0LIN MEDICINE CO, Atlanta, Ga.
tfTea J1 if ? "Jis i f M WW f
Relieves CATARRH of
lack espfnl ban tlM
FOR THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER
It Will Run Astride the Row for Barring Off and Weeding Both Sides
Leaving a Fine Loose Mulch.
Does Not Leave Any Furrows for Washing or Tearing
Up Rows or Middles Between the Rows forGrass
r To Grow
Equipped with Short BJiade to Throw Fine Mukh in Roots of Plant after Plant
is too Large to Run Astride! '
I CALL AND SEE IT TODAY AT
N. JACOBI HARDWARE CO.
l WILMINGTON, N. C.
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UR request for an increase in rates for our service in
certain Icities in North Carolina -is the result of condi-
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tibns over which We haveo control and which are reflected
in every American bueijhome. ,
The kdreasjed cost of living, produced by the increased
cost of material, food and blhw essentialsr; is a familiar fact
and an increased cost of labor has bero the natural result
A company such as ours must pay the increased cost of
both material and labor and Unless there is added revenue
from s6me source, the net return, which is the difference be-
tween revenue and expenses, will soon be afceorbed, and
there will be an actual loss.
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Our only source' of revenue is the money paid for our ser-
r vice by our patrons and the public It is to meet, in a meas-
ure, the great increase in the ost of labor and material that
we are requesting an advance in the rates for our service.
The net returns of bur operations in North Carolina and
in this city have always been lowrnever such as would sat-
isfy the stockholders of a private enterprise. The revenue
produced :by the new -rates will not be sufficient - to jrivet us a
net return the statea equal
taf the net return in 1 9 17.
During the past four years the cost of the principal material
and equipment used in the operation $nd maintenance of
telephones has advanced an average of 77 per cent Some
of the typical increases are as follows:
Lead covered cable
Bare copper wire
Wooden ware j
Printing and stationery
Added to this is the increased cost of labor alone which,
in 191B, will be greater than the revalue to be produced
by the new rates.
We are making a hrank, cornplete, detailed showing to the
State Corporation Commission, which is the legally consti
tuted authority in such matters. We are not asldng for in
creased profits, but for thelprivileg of increasing our revenue
so that we may not cmte at a lo