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ff:WnMINGTONnPISPATCH. rTHURSDAYyMAY 6l9 8.
HESTER'S TRIAL WAS
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GIFT OP POLICEMAN
CITY SCHOOL CLOSING
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Interesting Little ; Drama ' En
acted at Third and Market
AUDIENCE A BIG ONE
An interesting little drama, not
without its comedy features, and with
a line of the pathetic interwoven-
tho latter causing a tug at the hearts
of those who are willing ot look
askance upon the irresponsible doings
0f youth was enacted on the south
west corner or inira ana MarKet
streets late yesterday afternoon - and
witnessed by a large crowd, for there
are few who are not willing to tarry
a moment when a blue-coated guard
ian of the law appears as the central
figure in a street corner affair. The
rast included a burley policeman,
armed to the teeth, two or three street
urchins and a prosperous appearing
couple, seated in their automobile, the
lattpr arriving late, but in time to
share inthe distribution by the po
liceman of a bunch of magnolias, sup
posedly "stolen property," taken by
the cop from the boys. --
The stage settings o included ""a de
serted appearing house, fronting on a
lawn that boasted twai magnificent
maznoliaTfees, resplendent in their
almost countless blossoms. The audi
pnce including many men and -worn
on was strung out along Market
street unwilling to leave until final
disposition of the boys on whom the
strong arm of the law had been fas
tened had been made. . One young
ladv was very much perturbed con
cerning the plight of the boys and not
all the things said about the ; police
man were complimentary, there being
those in the crowd wno were inclined
to think that a policeman's time could
be used to better advantage than in
recovering stolen magnolias when
the trees from which', they had. been
pluucfced were fairly well loaded. At
tention was called by one young man
to a couple of unmuzzled dogs appear
ing in the offing, although, there is. a
law saying that unrestrained dogs
must be muzzled at this time.
After the strong arm of , the law
had fastened itself on the youngsters
who had "grossly violated the law,"
but who, after all, were perhaps too
young to be prosecuted, the captor
led his prisoners to the front door
of the house in which the magnolia
trees grow, but his repeated . knock3
got no response. The rear Qf the
house was then visited, but -without
results and at this juncture the free
dom of the boys was restored. But
they were not given the flowers for
which they had "broken the law?, to
secure. The officer retained those or
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Coroner and , Police ? Debart-
ment So -Advised From
Southport This j Morning. ,
Commencement Speaker Has
.Not Been Secured Up Un- ;
-V. til the Present.
WILL NOT HOLD INQUEST
The remains of Fred McCartney, ' 18
years bid, son . of Mrr and-;Mrr H. M.
McCartney 214 lr2, Castle street, who
was drowned Tuesday night near .the
Rocks," five miles north of South-
port, when he lost his balance and
fell from a barge. into the treacherous
waters of the "Cape Fear, were recov
ered near Southport this morning, acr
cording to telephonic information : re
ceived by Coroner' Alex S. Holden and
ine ponce department. The telephone
message was from B. M.. Davis, of
Southport, and request was made that
the ? family of the unfortunate young
man be notified. .The remains win
probably be brought here during the
day. No inquest will be held. th
coroner hot deeming such a proceed-
ure necessary. ''
Young McCartney, it will be remem
bered, fell into ' the' river late Tues
day afternoon while securing, a rope
to the barge, preparatory to towing
her to die city. He was employed on
a government dredge operating in that
section. After striking the water the
body reappeared; but once and it is
believed that it was thrown ae&inRt
one ' of the pontoons supporting the
water pipes, necessary in dredging
operations, and rendered unconscious.
The tide was swinging outward and
it was feared that the body would be
carried to sea.
Funeral services will probably be
conducted from the home of the
young man's parents tomorrow and
interment made in one of the city
cemeteries, aunougn complete v ar
rangements of this nature had not
been made this morning.
PLAN WEEK'S EXERCISES
rather a part of them.
The others were graciously bestow
ed upon the couple in the passing
automobile people perhaps who. have
magnolia trees in their yards or who
are v sufficiently well off in this
world's goods .to buy flowers when
their fancy turns in that direction
The officer retained those not given
the couple in the machine, and they
perhaps are today decorating a table
in nis home. This was the manner
in which disposition was made of the
"stolen property," the "culprits" go
ing unpunished,, the "law" leaving
with a smile upon its face and the
crowd dispersing In a disgusted manner.
. Commencement exercises In the
Wilmington schools begins, tomorrow
Slight and will be continued through
out next: week, concluding with the
high: -school commencement exercises
at. the , academy of music on Friday
evening May 21. v , i
.-' High School.
Wednesday, May -29, - n a . m.
Class day, in highr school chapel.
- xrmajr, may 1, 8:30 p. m. Com-
uiuucement exercises,. Academy of
- Address ' : ' ' " ' . N - ' :'
j Presentation of diplomas and mod
els, awarding of scholarships.
Friday, May 17, 10 a. m, Primary
Friday, May 17 and Mondav' Mav
20 Parents visitation dav and exhi
bition of school work.
Wednesday, May 22. 11 a. m.
Friday, May 17 9 a. m. General
Monday, May 20, and Tuesday,
uxa,y jiixniDiuon or work to na
trons ana mends.
Tuesday, May 21, 11 a. m. Com
Isaac Bear School.
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ononaay, jsaay zu, iu a. m.
School closing commencement.
Monday, May 20, and TueBday,
May 21 Visitation day for patrons
Cornelius Harnett. School.
Monday, May 21 and Tuesday!
May 21 Visitation day parents and
Monday, : May 21,- 9,30 a. m.
Closing exercises, play, "America
William Hooper School.
Tuesday night, May 21, 8 p.. m.
Children's patriotic cantata.
Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May
21 Visitation da pfor patrons and
Friday, May 17, and Monday, May
20 Visitation day for patrons and
Friday May 17, 11 a. m. Closing
Friday, May 17, and Monday, May
21 Visitation day for patrons and
Friday, May 17, 3 p. m. Patriotic
-. V PRINCIPAL; FEATURE
Woman Claims That Mill Em
ploye Was Familiar With
Her in Closing House.
MUCH EVIDENCE HEARD
Interest In this morning's session
of recorder's court centered on the
trial of Laurence Hester, an employe
of : the Delgado mills, charged with
assault and battery, The case grew
out of the closing of one of the mill's
houses by Mr. Hester at a time when
it was occupied by a family that had
but until a few hours previously been
employed by. the mill, and was actual
ly occupied by a sister of tie woman
living at 'th& house and the baby of
the family living in the house. No
decision was handed down,' the re
corder, reserving judgment until to
morrow, enabling him to read su-
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preme court decisions toucnmg on
Mrs. Grace Smith, a sister of. Mrs.
Ransom Ward, occupant of the house
and mother' of the child which is al
leged to have been forced out in the
rain, was the principal witness
against the defendant She testified
that Hester came i to the house and
in addition to advising that she would
have to vacate, placed his arms
around i her waist, asked for a kiss
and commented on her beauty. She
further testified that Hester made two
visits to the house before . the win
dows were nailed i and the doors
locked, and this was admitte by the
defendant ffom the stand, he saying
that he went back to the mill for fur
ther instructions after his first visit
to the house.
Hester enied showing familiarity
toward the woman, contending that
he never laid hands on either her
or the baby, and that she advised him
that she had another place to which
she could go when told that the house
was to be closed.
A veritable raft of witnesses were
introduced by both sides and much
evidence of an Immaterial nature
was Introducea. Kansom ward, oc
cupant of the house, stated from the
stand that he went back to the house
after it had been locked and forced
the front door upon instructions of
Justice John J. Furlong and spent the
Solicitor Burton was assisted in the
prosecution by J. H. King, while .Mr.
Hester was represented by Woodus
In a statement made by, Thomas R.
Ames. Of the Delgado mills, it was
stated that, the Ward family was m
deb'te dto the mill to the approximate
extent of $25.
Will the proceeds , of your insurance" policies be frittered away, or go to fat-
ten the purses of get-rich quick investment sharks who quickly, follow up life insur
ance payments? '
By making this Company Trustee under your, life insurance policy, as.
many wise, men have done, you can be sure that the money will be used to sustain
and protect you, heirs. , t .
The Wflmmgton Savings & Trust Company
110 PRINCESS STREET.
SUGAR RATIONING BEGAN
OVER STATE YESTERDAY
Henceforth manufacturers using
sugar must use certificates furnished
by the food administration before It
can be purchased, certification meth
ods having alread ygone intoi effect
throughout the state. This applies to
keepers of drug stores, soda foun
tains, manufacturers of candy pro
prietors of bottling works, canning
and preserving establishments in
fact, all users of sugar excepting ho
tels, households, cafes and oaiung es
tablishments controlled by other
means. Full quantities of sugar will
be allowed for the manufacture of es
sential products while the less manu
facturers of less essential products
will be allowed but 80 per cent of the
amount of sugar used last year. If
they begin business after November
1 they are to receive only 50 per
cent. Establishments beginning busi
ness after April 1, or which has en
larged its plant since that time, will
be oermitted to have sugar m any
form. Violations will be aeait wun
nromntlv. according to Food Aamln
istrator Henry Page and will probably
result in a discontinuance of business
for the duration of the war. Sugar
refiners, Jobbers and retailers are sub
ject to the new rules.
SCOVILLE TO PREACH AT
BLADEN STREET CHURCH
Rev. Virgil P.'Scoville, pastor ol
Trlnitv Methodist church, will con
duct services tonight at the Bladen
Street Methodist church; beginning at
8 o'clock, and the public is inyitei to
attend. Mr. Scoville preached his
initial sermon as pastor of Trinity
phnrrh nn Sunday evening last and
was heard with much interest.
rMEy ana SatBraa y:
At Fucks' Cash Bepfc Store
SPECIAL TOWEL DISPLAY
1 2x 1 8 Huck Towel, each
1 8x38 Huck Towel, each
20x40 Huck Towels; each
1 8x40 Turkish Bath Towel, each
. . 35c
20x40 Heavy Turkish Bath Towels, each . . 3$c
20x42 Heavy Turkish Bath Towels, each . .50c
2 1 x44 Extra Heavy Turkish Bath Towel
22x44 Extra Heavy, Turkish Bath Towel
with pretty design for monogram, each . . 89c
22x38 Mercerized finish leaf design, special,
each . . . . ...... ... . - -29c
DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT
MILL ENDS AND REMNANTS
1,000 yards of Lohdsdale Muslin in mill
ends, 38c value, in 3 to 10 yard lengths,
special, per yard . . . . . . . . . . . ... .29c
Remnants of Gigham, Percales and White
Goods, each by the piece, for sale cheap.
2 7-inch York Galatea in nrettv strioes in lieht
and dark styles, per yard . . . .
36 inch Plaid Gingham Voiles, very pretty
dress styles, rich colorings, mercerized, per
36 inch Plain Suiting half Wool in white,
light blue, Copen, navy, dark brown and
green an elegant dress material, per yard, -69c
28 inch Percales in light and dark shirting
styles per yard. . . . . ...... ..... .18c
27-inch Dress and Amoskeg Apron Ging- m
ham, big bill of pretty patterns and all size
checks, per yard . . ............. y25c fjj
33-inch Pershing Zept&on Ginghams, pretty M
dress stvlel.ADer vard . . ..... . .35c
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One lot of 27 inch Voiles in neat and large j
floral designs, special, per yard. ....... 10c
Condensed Report of Condition of the
American Bank and Trust Co., of WUmington, N. C ;
At Close of Business March 4th, 1918.
Loans and Discounts .............. . .$2,294,101.94
MILLINERY DEPARTMENT f
s This Department is in fine shape o supply your demands, big assortment of all
kinds of shapes and trimmings with our expert Millinery force at your service. Un
make you a hat to order on ssort notice Mourning Hats a specialty. . g
SILK DRESSES, SUITS AND
Silk Dresses at Special Prices.
All sizes up to 46 a full range of stouts on sale for this
week end-from .$14.98 up
Coats and Coat Suits.
Pretty Spring Suit to be closed out atcost if we have your size
wMf will crpit a harcrain.
Mail Order Department is at your rser vice. We invite our rural and out of town patron to use us -freely orders are filled
same day received we assure you a saving on all your purchaseve, refund you cash for all unsatisfactory purchases.
W. H. FticHs9 Mtmeitt
''IWMM Store For Service" '
rhe Store For Service.
28-30 South Front Street.
Real Estate .... .;.
Furniture and Fixtures
Bonds and Securities
CASH and Due from Banks .........
Capital tock ...............$
Individual 1.474,791.62 $3,145,685.00
THOS. B. COOPER President
MILTON GALDER .; v..... .. .. .. Vice-President
CHAS. E. BETHEA .. , .. .... ... .Cashier
E. FRED BANCK . .Assistant Cashier
ROBT. L. HENLEY ...v.. Assistant Cashier
TO SUBSCRIBERS OF LIBERTY BONDS
As the bonds will be dated May 9th, payment should
be made to us on or before that date.
Those wishing to make part payment should call and
make their arrangement. ! ii : ;
THE MURGfflSON NATIONAL BANK
A Record to Be Proud Of -
In 1917 this Bank had about 1,500 Customers, Today our deposi
tors are nearly 3,000. Our commercial business has doubled. Our
sayings business has doubled. Is that not proof In itself that we -take
care of our customers and give prompt and efficient service at all
times? If you are contemplating changing your account or opening
an account, your business will be welcome at the Citizens, whether It
be commercial or savings.
THE CITIZENS BANK, ' " ' 1 '
Corner Second and Princess Sts. JWilmingtort, N. C
An Illustration of the Best Life
Insurance Policy Issued
If death occur by accident the
policy pays $20,000 Instead of $10,
Dlssbffltr Protection. '
If permanently disabled before are
65 from any cause accident, blind
ness, paralysis, tubercuulosis, In
sanity, or anything else all further
premiums are waived and you re
ceive an Income of $1,000 a year for
life. -At death the full $10,000 if
paid, regardless of tbe ' premiums
waived and the Income already paid
to you. " ,
Annual Csah Dividends
This policy pays dirldends annu
ally after the second year. Had
his policy been taken out in 1907
the dividends for 1017 alone would
have been $100.00. The longer it is'
carried the cheaper it becomes and
the more It is worth.
After the second, year you can aV
ways borrow from one-third to two-'
thirds of tbe amount you have paid
in without Jeopardizing the poller,
and you can insure the loan -mak
lng the policy free of debt in case
of death. -
Age at Issue, 85
After yon have carried this policy '
for three years you can stop paying
and' the Company will carry your in
surance free for six years and 193
days. After 10 years the company
will carry yon for 21 years and 11
days, and so on.
This policy may be obtained In
any amount from $1,000 to $25,000,
the latter sum being tbe Company's
limit for this particular policy. Pay
ments may be made anually, semi
annually or quarterly.
Poller Becomes Pnll-PsJd
At age 55 all payments cease ' and
$10,000 goes to your heirs when you
die, or yeu can have $6,000 in cash
' The Company , '
The Issuing company is the strong
est in the world assets $886,988,841.
57 and it does business at a lower
cost than any other, which accounts
for tbe large dividends returned to
- If you need life Insurance yon
want this contract. Exact details
for your own age gladly tarnish
ed on request.
C. L. DICKINSON, Agt.
Offlee 101 Princess
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