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J. Harper, B. H. Moore. W. B. Isler,
Clerk Snoorlor Court. 8. E. Koodoo,
Jtagls'er of Deeds. W. ft Cox,
Sheriff. D. H. Harrison,
Treasurer. L*»wis King
Coroner, L. 11. Mallard,
Hirveynr. A., F Breton.
Stand*"! Koftiior. Be»L Huag'o*.
Pubilo School Kx’r. Thos J. W hitaksr.
Ust of *
Ist R:md «y, l>e'ii Chapelt 11 a. m.
Ist Sunday, Oik Grev*. 8 p. m.
21 »• ritiady Grove. lie. m.-
jl »« Cvpre** Creak, 11a.m.
31 *• Trenton, 7p.m.
4*h *» 'iventoo. 11 a. ro.
4th •* Maple Grove. Bp. ni.
J. M. Bexbok, P. C.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE.
Laavea Tr»n*ou «l 7:45 a. m.
Arrives at XVeuuiu *t. 12:08 in.
],ea\e> Trenton at 2:8(r p. I*.
Arrives at Trenton at 7:00 p. m.
FHost POLL K-VILLE:
Leaves Trenton Thursdays
and Saturdays at 6:00 a. m. i
Arrives at Trenton (anmsd»ij>) 7 p.m.'
Leaver Trenton Mondays. Wednesdays
and P< id vs at CiO** a. m.
Arrives at Trenton (<ameilay-) 7 p. tn.
Leaves M n ays, Wednesdays and Fri
d tja el 7aK) a. m. • 1
Arrives at Truninn (*ame«tav*) 4 n. m.
D. D. HKKRITACIE, P M.
Trent river has bsen very lull from
the recent heavy ra us.
Dr. F. A. Whitaker, of Boons, was
in Trenton last Sunday.
Teel's circus shoved in Trenton last
Monday to tha delight of many—espec
ially the boys.
Mr. Ju’ian Bender, ot the Arm of
Bender Bros, of Pollockavills, was In
Trenton last Friday.
Since the besvy rams ol last week
wc have had some cold, bat folr and
Miar Fanny Whitaker, daughter of
the editor or tha Sews, who has bean
quite sick, is thought to be Improving.
Call on W. 11. Cox fir flour. He
basons hundred barrels of the best
that ha will ecu at rock bottom pnees.
Mr. Lewi# Bynurp, one of 0 ir county
commissioners from MaytviUe, was in
Trenton Monday and subscribed to tbe
Misses Lisas Smith. Bens Hay wood
and Bettie Stanley returnsd from tbe
New Berne fair Friday night on the
Mr. J. J. Chadwick called to see ua
Monday and informed us that he caught
a fine roe shad Friday night in Trent
river at Caesars lot,
Mrs. M. H. Brown, of Tockahoe.
spent last Thursday night iu Trenton
with her sister, Mrs. Sarah Whitaker.
His was reiorning from a visit tu tbe
New Berne Fair, j
Jones Superior court convenes the
Third Monday of this month—Judge
Vlclver will preside. This term wll
* a short one as there Is hut little bn-,
lines* on the docket. I
There are aeveral thousand lost* raft
id and lying along the rtver hank bs*
ow tbe bridge at Trenton, which will
M floated off as soon a* tha water be.
:omes lower in the river.
Tbe Brat Quarterly meeting on
ones circuit will be held In Trenton i
itxt Sunday. * Services will be conduct. I
>J by Hot. Mr. Boaoo Presiding Elder,
ill arc invited to attend.
An unusually largo crowd was its j
'ronton last Monday, tha flnt. Tbs j
lounty CmmlsslODtrs bold tboirreg.j
lar monthly mooting and'transacted
tut* as amount of business. J
MSTIRN (MOLINA NEWS.
Miss Joe Frsucka returned home
Monday frmn Nsw Borne, where she
has been visiting during fair week.
Mr- W. C. McAlister, nur clever
young attorney, went to New Barn*
Friday on business. Ha took in the
Fair Saturn* v morning, and returned
to Trenton Sunday afuiritonn.
Mr. Frank Koonce, of Cypress Creek,
a prominent firmer, was in Treutou
last Friday. He void ua that ha was
! taking several news (taper* but that the
News w«* the best or tha lot.
Miss Jennie Wind lev. accompanied
by her friend. Miss Sudie Hall, of New
Herat, arrived in Trenton Monday
evening on the S earner Howard. Miss
Hall is the guest of M ! mi Wiudley.
Part of tbs rosd between Trenton
and Core Creek need* attention, and
unless something is done it will soon
be impassible. It is important that thin
road should be kept In good condition.
Tbe regular monthly m*etln.» of the
Mutural Aid S *cleiv of Jones County
will be raid next Saturday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. The does of members
should be paid at tMe raeetiug. A full
attendance is desired.
| The umber hnsine«* is quite an item
in Jon** countv. Mauy thou«anri big*
are ratted and flouted down tha river to
New Herne yearly. Mr. Barker, on*
of our mint enterprising cilia tne, shin*
about oue thousand monthly. *
I Wo bad the pleasure of a cull Monday
from Messrs Amos Heath. E 8. Dixon,
IT. M. Collins end S. 8. Waters, all of
Maynvilla. These gentlemen gave us
their name* sr subscriber* to the News
1 and expressed themselves as being well
lVeased with the paper.
I Mr. J. K. Dixon, the very clever ex
clerk to the Register of Deeds, returnsd
from the Newberne Fair last Friday,
and after bidding lit* many friends in
Trenton good hy, started for Ms home
on Tuck&hoa. We hope Jack wil]
come often to see his friends here,
Mr. B. L. May ‘returned last Monday
from a visit to his father gt Maple Cy
press, Craven county. He informed
ut> that a very destructive Are occurred
at Centreville. Pitt county, last Satur
day morning. Th* store home in which
Qutnarly Bros did business was totally
destroyed together with its contents
The stock wa* valued at $4,000 with
only $' AOO insurance. There Was no
luaun n » on th« building.
Dr. W. C. Whitfield also lost his of
fice building but saved most of Us con
tents. No Insurance. It is believed
that the fire was the work us an incen
! Oleos >ur prominent Trenton citi
zens becuma a liu e bewildered one
nigbt while attending the New Berne
fair. He was walking aio »g the streei
when he bb-ervvd two shadows follow
ing him. ona he recognized as his own.
nud be turned »uddenly to see the man
who made the other shadow, but saw
no one. At last be discovered that the
delusion was caused by the electric
light and moon when he moved on in a
more comfortable stale ot mind, W«
will elate that tbe aforesaid gentleman
, la a man of strictly temperate habits,
j wlien at home retires early, but after
consulting Turners Almanac. w« Anri
that the moon rose ou the 23J fit 1:29
a. m. •
| Ths local editor of the News, hc»
’ companied by Dr. Whitaker, started f r
a little squirrel bunt Inst Friday alter
noon. We had not gone far, before
Spot the dog, treed iu an old hollow
[stump. A small pup accompanied
tbe Doctor, ye local and Spot, and he
concluded to go into the clump and ln
| veiUgata, which bo did to bis entire
satisfaction, for ho bad hardly catered
before he gave a yell and out be camo,
Spot, who was very anxloot about the
.matter went in. and pretty toon re
turned wile a big, tat possum which the
| local at once took possession of. This
story will be continued as soon as the 1
(barbecue takes place.
A Paper for A ll Plasses of People Yf ant the Latest ftewe.
TRENTON, N. C., MARCH 3. 1897.
The County Commissioner* held lliair
regular monthly invetfup Monday, the
let day of March. Present, J. P Har
per. 8. H. Mcore. W. B. lsUr and Lswis
Ordered that Jake McDaniel be al
lowed ft 50. Mrs. Nsrcicsn Jones $1.50,
Ida Grifßii $3 00. Hannah Uichnrdsoo
$1 50. Mrs. 11 ary A. Stanley $3 00.
A ex. liOl'tlo $1,50. lAah|Khodes $1.6”)
Mr*. Leney Koonce $1 59.
Ordered that the following accounts
bs allowed :
til’bert Brice for keeping Pulloksville
bridge for the month of February $3.90
J. W. Bryan for keeping pom bouse
for the month of February $10.75.
W. H. Cox for cutting wood at Court
W. If. Cox, clerk of the board of
commissioners for February sl2-90.
8. E. Koonce account for Feb. $12.55
Gilbert Brice repair* on Pulloksville
bridge for February $3.15.
J. W. Shjpard account against Pol*
loksvlle bridge 35 ceut*
J. H. Bell for stationery for the year
£ L. Hardy be allowed to move bis
stock of goods to tbe brick store,
Jams# Phil yaw to move the public
road at bis place, and muse tbe new
road good for the travelling public
ZdphiA Miller for support $2.00.
B. F. Irving work on the lOads for
<h« month of February $2.27.
Chan, R. Rhodes work on roads In
Oyprote Creep township $2.40.
P- C. Foy appointed overseer in
White Oak township.
A. H. Scott work on public roads in
Pnlloksviile township $3.12.
J. V. Mercer appointed overseer in
W, \V\ Polltck appointed overseer in
Trenton biw-ship. !' 1*
Chas. U, Rhodes appointed overseer
in Ci press Creek township.
Job Matts appointed ovsreesr in
W. J. Parry appointed overseer in
J. B. Hu4gm* appointed overseer in
Benvtr Creek towuship.
B. W. Flowers work on county road
Trenton township 50 cents.
A notice oe issued to J. H. Bell to
come forward oil the llthinst. anti set
tle the couuty tax for the year 1896.
J. A. Smith and Bob Duun be ap
pointed a committee to settle withJ.
H. Bell March llih.
B«u j. Brock for services as superin
tendent of public roads f r the month
of February $3.09.
E. 8. Dixon wot k done on roads in
Whits Oak township $9 75.
8. 8. Waters summoning 5 witnesses
tn Stats vs. N. H Collins $1.50.
J. W. Wooten ap ointed to have
piking driven for 'he protection of tbe
lower Quaker br.dge.
Tbe foliowng per diem and mileage
be paid Commissioners:
J. P. Harper 3 days and mileage SB.IO
Lewis Bynum 1 day and mileage $3.50
W. B. Isler 3 days and mileage $10.20
8. H. Moore I day and mileage $2.40
No other business adj mined.
W. H. Cox, C. B. C.
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As an advertising medium for the
caonty of Jones the News has unequal.
It le lead by at least three-fourths of
her ciuxms. This is a pointer to mer
chants who want the people of this
county to know what they have to sell
Our advertising ratee are reasonable.
Let ua hear from you.
After having been confined to the
house for elsveu days aud paying out
$25 in doctors bill* without benefit, Mr.
Frank Dolton of Sanlt Sts. Marie,
Mich., was onrsd by one bottle of
Chamberlain's Fain Balm costing 25
cents and bus not since been troubled
with that complaint. For sale by J.
» \ r-'
Bam Li proa a, tha clever clothing
merchant will have a new ad. next week
Be sure to read It, and then call and
buy what yoarnay need In hie hue. * I
As a community, town, county and
character builder there le probably no
more Important footer to accomplish
this than a newsp ipor, and its influence
deponds largely upon tbe patronage it
receives. To this end we Invite every
one who feel* an Interi*t in the genera)
prosperity of Jones county, to help us
build up the New*. When ra Trenton
we extend a cordial invitalion.to oall
and see us at onr office. We want to
get acquainted with tbs cltiiins ol
Jones, aud w* desire that you should
see and know tbe man with whom you
are dealing. As to onr personal ap
paaranc*. you will not find tiro editor a
vory handsome man, bat be cau't hely
that. Giya the News a hearty support,
and you will very soon see a mark
ed change, for the better, in thegeuer*]
proeiierUy of Jones couuty, one of the
beet in ths Slate. We want to ase that
spirit or push and enterprise that lilted
the hearts or her citizens a half century
ago. Wo want to aee her waste places
build up. her once fertile fields reclaim
ed autf groan under the burden of an
abundant harvest. Wake up ye people
Ot .loues, and lets make tbl* county the
m«at prosperous in ths good old North
Btate. It can be done.
Beautiful Durham Harrhge-
Tnere was a beautiful marrtag i at
the Flr*t Baptist church. Durham, N.
C., on tbe 24ih Inst, at 10:25 o'clock,
the contracting parties being Mr. C'ba*
h. Haywood, of Wilmington, N. C.,
and Mis* Zoa Lee Rigsbee, of Durham.
The devOi-atfona in tbe church were
simple but vxqnlelLely beautiful. Mrs.
J. M. Wbitted presided at the organ
and the ceremony was performed by
Rev. W. C.Tyree in an impressive man
ner. The ushers war# Dr. J. M Ayer
nfliatelgb; Mr. W. D. Burns, Wake
Forest; Messrs. T. E. Chsek aid How
ard A. Fouahes. of Durham. Flower
g rla. Misses Mary Loomis Smith and
Susie Markham. The bride, dressed
in an eiegant and stylish traveling cos
tume, came down the main aisle lean
ing upon the arm of her slater, Miss
Salt is Rigsbee. while the groom enter
oil from the left side on the arm of hi*
brother, Bar. B. W. Haywood, of
Wllmington. Tba bride la one of Dur
ham a most accomplished and popular
young ladies aud maoy hearty good
wishes follow her in her new home.
The happy couple left et once for
Wilmington.—Newe ft Observer.
A good many of tbe people from this
lection took in the fair at New Berne
Elijah Scott, while at work tearing
dowa a house for Mr 8. H. Fbillipa foil
and broke hie collar bone,
Kr. 6. H. Wilcox went to Trenton
Friday and retnruod Saturday.
We are glad to see Mr. J. E. Kfosov
out strain after a severe attack of grippe.
Mr. A. W. Haskins, nf Pamlion. who
has been visiting relative* of this place,
returned limue Friday.
Does It Pay to Advertise ?
The Hickory Times tails about tbe
liberal patronage given by anme of tbe
towns to the local newspaper*, six
teen merchants advartiss in ths Gasto
nia Gazette, occupying Hive and a half
columns; twenty-eight meichants of
Statesville use eight ond a hail columns
in The Mascot; Tha Lenoir Topic bee
nearly eleven columns of advertising
from eighteen of Ite hone merchants.
Iu The Morganton Herald ten mer
chants take five and three quarter col
umns of advertising i In The WUkee
boro Chronicle twelve merchants take
four and a half columns, and in Tba
Llncvlu Democrat eight merchants use
Oo the 24th of February, 1897, Mr.
Charles StiUej to Mies Effie Jarman.
Esquire Taylor Koonoe ofltetated.
On tha 18th ot February, by Esquire
Jas. K. Harrieoa, Mr. Willie Oxley to
Mist Ella Jarman.
SI.OO PER YEAR. #
50 Cta. Six Months. M
P. W- Yif HITAIC * I ** Editor.
Greater dew York.
The greater New York Commieelon
appointed several months ago to draft
a cberlar for the big metropolis, bee at
length completed Its laborious under
taking ind, within the next sow days,
tbe charter will be submitted to the
state legislators at Albany tor enact
From time to time, a* work upon tbe
charter has progressed, ite aaliant res
tores have been discussed in tbe public
prints. Without going over these a
gain, therefore. It will be ot some luter
eet to consider tbe Increased importance
which tbe new charter will give to the
In this connection a lot of interesting
data l» turoisbtd by The Philadelphia
Public Ledger, showing that as soon as
the charter goes into effect, on tho
I*l of January, 1898, the population ot
the city will be somewhere in tbe dose
neighborhood of 8,430,000. With the
single exception of London It will be
(he greatest commercial center on the
globe. Its ar*a will be 808 square
mile*, or 195,810 acres, while the as
teased value ot Ite real estate will
amount in round munbsie to $2,307,-
000,000. Its twrka and pleasure errands
will comprise no teas than 7,838 acres,
white ite monumental structures, in
cluding General Grant’s tomb on tbe
Hudson, will number sixty foor. It
will Include forty eight burial grounds,
containing 3.600 acres of land and a si
lent population of 4,000.000, or nearly
600 000 more than the number of tLe
living. De public schools will cootain
7.282 teachers and 328,000 pupils while
ua police and fire department will ag
gregate, respectively, 6.509 and 2.125
members. Its water maines will be
1,378 miles in length, while the capee
tv of Us Waterworks will aggregate
W ithiu the limits of Greater New
York there will be 1.003 churches, in
cluding almost ovary religious creed
represented no this aide of the Atlantic
720.771 enrolled church members nod
330.000 Sunday school pupils. The ’
aggregate value of church property
will closely approximate $68,718,000.
There wilt be sixty three libraries*
containing 1,524,000 volumes; fifty four
theaters with a seating capacity of 88,-
000;tb!rty art gallerias; eleven halls for
music and oratory; eighty-one social
cmiw and ninety fire educational iastl
utious, including two uolvcnitiec.
Aside from these figures, which suf
fice to show tbe groatly increased di
mensions which tbe metropolis will as
*ome under ite new charter, the Phila
delphia Record facetiously observe that
the city will obtain 112 boon fide hotels
in addition to the several thousand
makeshifts wb ch have sprung up und
er the Baines bill. Besides the Brook
bridge extending across East river, the
city will also have seven other bridges
extending across the Harlem river,
while sill] anothor one has been pro
jected across the North river. There
will be forty five lines of street railway
carrying 792,000.000 passenger* yearly,
and containing 464 miles of track. As
for banking institutions, there will be
218 within the limits of Greater New
York, aggregating a capita) of several
White ths present city of New York
is easily the foremost city on tbs conti
nent. its. magnitude will be at least
doubled under the new charter that
goes into effect on tbe first of next Jan
CORRECTED WEEKLY BY
Corn, V . per bushel, .40
Peas. Field, . . “ .55
Potatoes, Sweet. Yams, “ .46
Potatoes, “ Bahamas, u .30
Chickens, grown, .20
Eggs, . . per dotsn, ,]0
Beeswax, . .per lb„ .19
Hides, green, ; par lb., 2|®S
Hides, dry. . . “ 6.07
Butter, country, , “ .25
Fodder, , perewt. 70080
Bacon, couutry, . per lb. .07