North Carolina Newspapers

    _ Oct. 4th,
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he cifizens of Belhaven, PantegQ, Yeatesville^Bath, Hunters Bridge, and all points between
Belifiyven 3nd \^8shington should attend. Citizens from all parts of the county are invited.
~ WHY SOME TOWIIS FLOURISH : ~ ~
Iff!:... UNO OTHERS GO BACKWARD
To Progress Railroads Must Be Constructed;
Th^y Are Esseutial-^hey Meairthe Up
building of the Community, and No Section
? - ? Can Thrive Without Them,
NOW ISTHE TIME TO WORK
This article Is of vital Importance
* to the people of Hyde comity, Bel
haven and Long Acre townships and
Washington.
It tells you why Bath lay dormant
whQe other towns flourished.
It tells you how Hyde county may
be made a great shipping point to all
parts of the world, largely depend
ing upon the Mattamuskeet Railroad.
? -Listen.
Bath, once a wealthy flourishing
town, the capital of the 8tatc. now a
- small village, and two hundred years
old.
Listen ? Bath was founded before
the wafon'rotds were~bunrfrom Nor*i
folk to Wilmington through this sec
tloo, later when these roads were
built It was found that' neither by
ferry nor bridge could a safe crossing '
be made at Bath. The nearest safe
crossing that 1 could be made wag
where Washington was afterward
built, and here by a direct route from_!
irnt nff ?'r"* 't+t m<|a^J
This left Bath far away from the;
thoroughfare, and the only people;
who went there had business there.
No, town w?ll prospec under " such |
conditions. Tb go ahead Bath town
ship must get a railroad.
* From the start Washington flour- I
she -quickly ^ overtook and!
atantfol town.
? ^Thcn something happened that
held Washington back.
A quicker method of transportation
? rairoads ? were built further up
the "co'hntry, and wtth.' Wkiflinfton,
as with Bath, out of sight, out of
mind.
Then the war which broke the
"SmUhT Jnfi all tha linmoy North and
bitter feelings between the two sec
tions. r *
As* this fedftng wore off, we -ftnd
the towns along the railroads to bo
the rapid builders, they? were along
-the-thoroughfares, the world could
-eee their advantages. People stopped
to develop these advantages. Thus
1T1 m RgfifcT MQHlt. Hllh PglBV
Winston-Salem, Wilson, Ooldsboro,
and other places rapidly gaining in
wealth and population, while Wash
ington and Bath sleep.
Then a line to Washington was
tallrad, ?nH p^pia h?g?n to move tO
Washington. Washington started to
bnlld, to expand; her values doubled
and thrlbbled.
It was Just the news getting- out
that Washington was to be on a thor
oughfare.
From now on yeu win &ee Wash
ington not only keep pace with
up-Sltete towns, but go ahead of many
of them, for she hae both rail and
water transportation.
Assistant United States Secretary
of Agriculture (a maif familiar with
nearly every foot of land In the
United atates). In speaking of the
produetlveneea of Hyde -county aald:
^Why, 1t?' wonderful; you people
don't know what jou have got!"
W* do know, but few. era tilde of
our territory know, and being way
oat on tfea edge with no railroads,
few strangers see us; few prospectors
come around. Then, the first ques
tion aaked by a man experienced in
frqm ra
foiiMat
railrold?" That question is the
tlon upon which he bases land J
with nf> rsilrom^ they won't.
BUI ilium ? '
RIYW, Willi about $ve
? Missouri RiVef, hivlni
?u.?d .t
? '
thinking tholr water traffic would
carry them along as before; they rest
ed content, letting the railroad go
where It would.
For many years those brick houses
have been homes for birds and wild
anjmals. The town Is desolate. Its
people built another town on the rail
road. ? ? __w
Throughout the West there are
many suc? occurrences, which jhould
give knowledge to Bath and Long
Acre townships, whose people should
allow nothing to prevent them from
getting this railroad through their
section.
Washington stands ready to help;
but Bath township must take "the
lead, for Bhe Is more vitally Inter
ested. * ' ^ v ""
The great reason the folk of Hyde
county should leave nothing undone
to get this railroad direct to . Wash
ington. la, the day Is not far distant
-when the Free Inland Water Route
nectlng with some upper State road
at Washington may want a deep
water terminal somewhere in Eastern
North Carolina- Few better locations
could be . secured than some point
a)ong this great Free Inland Water
Route in Hyde county.
If some uolnt In Hyde rmmt-r
snouia ne mlflq (rad~1t coutd b?) ?
deep water terminal for some road
from the-West, it would put thia an_-^
tire section on the thoroughfare, and
there Is ho doubt.about it ? prosperi
1 y follows thoroughfares; also rail
roads bring prosperity.
The value of your property Is gov
erned by its prominence; prominence
is controlled "by the number of people
DftUUng it; tnerefore, a farm fronting
an Important county road is worth
double the price of one of the same
quality one mile 'Sack from this
county road; Just because more folk
pass, and as this Is so with county
roads. It is also true with railroads.
The good derived from railroads
does not assume the Importance here
.. ll ? .T, ^
money-making sections of the West.
In the West when a railroad Is pro
jected, land owners use every effort
to get it' their way. They work
schemes to Hod out its route, then
linri In Itii p^tfr
Those- who are fortunate in secur
ing such lands, consider they have
made fortunes.
A railroad means as much to the
land owners in your section as to any
other, and you shodTff leave nothing
undone which would ~bring It your
way. Work for It, and work hard.
The Washington Chamber of Com
merce worked hard, and at last made
It posalhle' to have this railroad come
your way. .
The- Chamber of Commerce wlH
stlok by you, and do all in their
power to get this railroad that you
may have advantage of it, but'yarf'
mustr do you* part f
* Now let'a all toother pull, shots
and hoiQe. . ; ? ~r ~
Let's make this eastern section
prominent. Let's put her in the front
rank, where there ia life, where yon
see the dost, the Bmoke of the swift
funning trains, where you hear the
nolso of ths wheels of prngnaB jmi it
prosperity rolling, over your land's,
and now is* the time for you to gras*
rr,?r ftf the unbuilding of the
Trcntfr : : ? ?
. Onr time to grasp this opportunity
Ti nbw!" HOWTT" novrTt? Not - Best
year, nor thirty days from now, but
12 PERISHED
WHEN VESSEL
_ JEIT DOWN
Survivors on Lightship
Norwegian Fruiter Foundered in
Gale and Only Six of the Crew
Were Saved? Revenue Cutter
Goes for Men.
j Baltimore. Md., Sept. 2!>. ? Six sur
[ vlvdrs of a crew of eighteen are now
? aboard Winter Quarter lightship, the
I remaining tweleve men having per
j ished, according to a report made by
t Captain Delano of the steamer Porto
Rico, which arrived in this harbor on
yesterday. * .
The name or the kind o i Tessel
which was wrecked could not be as
certained., *" . v '
Captain Delano stated that as the
Porto Rico was passing Winter Quar
ter lightship yesterday morning a sig
nal was seen flying from the light
ship. A heavy northeast gale pre
vailed. He ordered htr-BhtT^ -run up
close to the light station, and when,
as near as consistent with safety be
cause of the nature oX the weather,
an attempt to communicate was made
with megaphones. ..It was difficult
the superstructure of thfl_shlp. but'
enough was made out by those on the
Porto Rico for them to realize that a
"ship had foundered.
The captain of the lightship said
there wiy* sue 'survivors from the 111
fated ship on his vessel, and asked
that they be lairefi off. Captain De
lano coiretrtered the matter carefully
and decided it would be tempting
death to try to maVo rha transfer
.under the . weather condi tionR prft.
vailing, ? ThoM on the lighlafilp wcrd
apparently satisfied to wait. ?
While the information was given
that twelve person*?fcad been frown
ed. no attempt was ruadf to sWhre
names. Thoseonthe Porto Rico said
they saw .a small boat hanging to me
rear of the lightship. The little craft
was badly battered and it is believed
BB BIB airea nude their way
in it to the lightship. It Is not con
sidered probable that the small boat
which brought {he survivors ^ould
have come any great distance.
Supposed to Be the George.
New York, Sept. 29. ? The succor
ed crA'w now aboard the Winter Quar
ter lightship Is that of a Norwegian
ste^jp^r w^fn^ fouBdortd <nlBA mltpg
east northeast of thtTTlghtsHlp 'at
noon '^qn the 26th, according to the
officers of the steamer Chesapeake,
which arrived today from Baltimore.
81gnals from the lightship told the
atory of the disaster as the Chesa
peake was passing.' but the name of
the steamer could not be leafned.
( The captain of thd Chesapeake
q?l<* he understood the foundered
vessel was a fruit steamer and her
name as megaphoned to him sounded
WLfclin like Meyer. It 'Is believed at
this place that ths lost vessel was the
Norwegian steamer- George. <
Ths steamer ol? r<d-irom Phila*
delphta September 23 for Sagua La
Grande, Cab*.
Send Revenue Catter for <Jrew. *
/.Washington, Sept 29. ? Tiie U. S.
oeven ue cutter Yamacraw will be sent
to the Winter Quarter lightship to
take off the six members of the crew
who were rescued from the sinking
vessel, kndtake them to port. Marts
are being made by the revenue cutter
service officials U* raach the Yama
craw by wireless telegraph or land
wire. 8he was laat heard from on
her way back trom assisting .^the dls
i/mmi Biwauigi
t?CM- I
Lieutenant Fisher,, commaftder of
the Yamacraw, will be-direoied to
SELF, DAU6HTER; '
SHBM WIFE
She Attempts Rescue
Fearful TrajreHy NMf Rirhmnnri
Yesterday? W. B. Grover At
tempts to Wipe Out the Whole I
Family.
Richmond. Va..~*8ept. 27. ? Over
burdened -with a sense of financial
loss, upon which he bad brooded
through many sleepless nights, W.
B. G rover, a well-known farmer of
Chesterfield county, living about 3
miles from Centralla, and within 3
minutes' walk of Stop No. 26. on the
Richmond-Petersburg electric car
line, arose from his bed between 1
I and 2 o'clock yesterday morning, and.
after an attempt to murder his entire
household, succeeded la shooting his
20-year-old daughter, _ Louise, to
death, and then committing suicide,
leaving his crippled wife alone In a
house of horror?, three auarters of a
mile from the nearest ajpghbor.
Kills Daughter, lint.
He kllleiThla daughter first at the
threshold of hla bedroom door, and
. then made a vain attempt to shoot
[?htB wtfg^z2tftei a sharp struggle, tre"
. fired, point bl*nk at her head, yhllo
she was begging for her life. and".
back Into his bedroom and fired a
bullet Into hla brain.
He fell at right angles wlth'tbe
body of his daughter, their feet al
most touching, and their weltering
blood slowly mingled together, form
ing a lnna dsrlr n?i ya>
over the floor; Outside, with no one
-within sound rtf vnl^. ^frs. Orov- 1
er streamed and-sbcieked in iier ter- ;
ror and agony until an answering cry '
came from a 'possum Hunting negro.
Lewis Preston, who was the first to
alarm the distant neighbors.
The double- tragedy cam? without
other warning than thaLOrover had
Bhown signs of despondency, and had
several times said to his wife that he
wished he could get ?ome drug to
make him sleep. He became worn
ind haggaM, for the strain of con
stant brooding to'd on bis nervous
system. He complained that jfoe had
lost heavily, and was la debt, but he
had nefer spoken of suicide.
It was between l and I o'clock In
the morning that tb#> rumbling of a
?***"*'" M'i ? i ^ fmM hU
drowsing, and be got out of bed and
procured his revolver, a 38-callbre
Iver Johnson. "I'm going out Into
the yard," he aaitf to h?a,w4fe.
? Crippled Wife Attempt* Reacae.
"If wnn IN*
answered, and crawled^palatolly from
the bed. He began arguing with her,
telling her that he didn't want her
to go with him ? that he wanted to go
alone. He didn't state hla purpose,
but she read, it In his eyes, aad the
desire to aave him from suicide over
came her fear of personal barm. He
became rough and talked loudly,
though he was usually a tfuiet man.
"I'm going to end It all," tie shouted,
and tried to pass his wife.
Miss Orover, hearing the commo
tion, came down from her bedro<^|
above, and opened the door to her
parents' room. She stood in the door
way and called to her father, reach
ing ont to grasp the pistol from his
lirar There was a short struggle,
and then he fired. The bullet struck
her in the back of the bead. Just as
she turned from, the muxsle of tip re
volver, and without a sound she fell
*t-bls feet. Her body Vas stretched
fi TiViiil nfiiW^iiii'Mi^i .irw iaii
that separated bis bettoom from a
spare room beyond, and her feet were
?i4? St on kl?
-W.lt. we'll ail go together."
fraeped her and placed the i
MR. JOYNER ?
^ AT AUROkA
Delights His Audience ? Compli
| - ' ments Their School
System.
A good crowd of enthusiastic citi
zens greeted Hoh. J. Y. Joyner at the
towh of Aurora last night to hear
this dlstlrnrnUhnri urti?tlnr rtlnnn.in
education and its future in ^ftaufort
county. The speaker was .presented
to the audience in words appropriate
and ornate by Dr. Montague Bonner.
The speaker wan most happy lit-his
remarks and congratulated vthe. peo=
pie of Aurora, oq their line school
building. He said he found condi
tiotfe-there In much better shape than
at other places. Mr. Joyner urged
all the parents to see to it that their
chlldKfi^, attend. jfiiiQol and to^k ad
vantage of the improved methods
now in vogue. He stated there were
700,000 children In North Carolina,
of school age. -XJ t this number there I
were 4 50,0<r0'whlte- and 250,000 col
ored. AhSout ,70' per cent of this num
ber ate enrolled and only 4 3 per- cent
are now in attendance. Taken as a
whole, the speech of Mr. Joyner was
a masterpiece, and the citizens of
Aurora are indebted to him for such
timely advice and encouragement. He
will be welcome to that good town at
alt times. *
Messrs. W. L. Vaughan and Joseph
F. Tayl<? also made short talks, both
of which were enjoyed.
good.
CELEBRATES HER
7TH BIRTHDAY
Miss Inda Paul at Home Yester
day Afternoon to Her Hay ?
mates and Friends.
Another pleasant gonial function
among vhe young set' was yesterday
afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock, when
sweet ttttle Miss inda Paul, daughter
of Postmaster and Mrs. Hugh Paul,
entertained in honor of her seventh
natal day. a large number of her
playmates and friends were present
and all speak in theJiighelSt terms of
th? winsome little hostess. Games
and other pastime**- were? indulged in
and the aftarnoon was hlghl^sen joy
ed. Refreshments were served. The
following were preSent: Eleanor Ber
ry. Elsie Foredian, Grace Woolard,
Annie B. Woolard, Julia Bright.
JThelpia^Leggett, Mary Hardy, Mar^
tha Hardy, Harriott ' Harding. Essie
Phillips. Mary Bell. Jack Oden, Seth
Cordon, Reginald Paul. John Keats
Hoyt, John Tayloe, Joshua Tayloe.
Edward Long Mayo. Frank Miles,
Edward Miles. Dan Left 81mmona,
ABhley Leggett, Earl Paul. Henry"
Handy, Ethel Mtzon, Elizabeth Mix
on. Lenbra Blount, Clara Paul, Lola
Paul. Alice "W. Paul, Ethel Lee Camp-'
bfell, Ruth 8atterthwalte. Mary Rob
bins, Marjorie Hoyt, Alease Ballard,
Ida Jones, Thelma Buck. Minnie
\\Joolard, Phrocelpe Latham. 'A thai la
?ftyloi, ^IIIlHl' WiYWn -and Ward!
Paul./
PRESENT PRIZES.
The Attention of Beaufort and
Hyde county farmers are called to
the ad. of Mr. B- L. Busman, In this
Issue, offering three cash prizes for
the three best exhibits- of corn. Each
farmer is" requested* to send five ears
of corn with name a ad postoW^e ad
dress The samples will be exhibited
from now to Novemher 25th. On De
cember let three disinterested per
sons will decide the contest.
L' WTlifi OPgAit BITE. ^ ^
Hon. J, Y. Joyner speak it
Bath tomorrow at 1 2 o'clock. A pic
nic will alse be given. A pleasant
waifitial f.MT
Washington will attend. ,
ACX'EPTH FOWTION.
Mf- JP, I? D*wmat ?f thto dir. bu
> portion wfth the OkarlM
In. scixr Mm Ooatwr, o? NorMk.
V*. This ?IU b* nlM?, to
Ul. UtJTMH.it-. _
?"
iDONS' STRATEGY
MADE CAPTURE
Of NJDOR EASY
Moorish Towns Taken
The TiilMiuiHi May Sy limit, and
Madrid Thinks They Are Ready
to Surrender- Without Condi
j tion? Troops Congratulated.
Madrid, Sept. 29. ? The War Office
announced today the complete suc
cCS^jot^the maneuvers Jn Morocco
against the Moors.
Both Nador and Zeluan have bftfin
.occupied!-- ~2tT ? Zeluan there was
bloody fighting with. large bodies ul
Moors. The ring around Mount Gu
ruga idT'ow considered almost closed,
and the position of the Moors Is de?- j
.perate. Kaid Amas appeared before
Genera^-Mftrina, the commander of |
the Spanish forces, yesterday and j
asked terms of surrender for the^
tribes intrenched on Mount Guruga.
It la helieved the Moors are ready to |
submit without condition. ""
The immediate successful termina
tion of Spain's war against the Moors
which lias been going on since July,
will be of inestimable advantage to
ihig feu i urn merit of 1'reniier Maura,
against which .the campaign In Spain
is dally becoming more intense
among the lower cratmea. A large
action QUUiem>i>pr r1asaa?7 however,
is giving warm support The-Minls
ters begging him to continue the
work or maintaining pu3t?c order: ,
Following the news of Spanish sue
ceases in Morocco, the cabinet haa de
iflrtfld rn Tevnrsuht coimtuionai guar.
anteea. except * lirrtre- pfovtnc.ea or
Baroaion* ?n<| Gorona. and io imm
?oa the Coeuia_qii October 15
Strategy Made Victory Kiisy.
Melilla. Morocco. Sept. 29. ? The
capture of Nador by the Spanish
forces "yesterday waa comparatively
easy, owing to the strategy employed
by General Orozco, who feinted in
4lM ? dtomlOa ? uL ? 2>UUUU ? Lil wMnh
point the Moors rushed. The Span
ish commander then turned his men
and marched into Nador. The de
fenses of Nador were razed and the
town was burped by the Spaniards.
The Moors had constructed deep
ditches around Nftflor, evidently with
the jjitention of putting up a stub'
bora ^gfaaas.
Cram M?dnr. Soanjsh artillery
shelled Zeluan. The poaiCTofffc BUr=
rounding Nador are now occupied by
20,000?8pftnlsh soldiers.
The actual storming of Zeluan was
accomplished by _ General Tovar's
hrigRrtR fianer*! Ozocos effecting tbe
enveloping movement. Only a few of
thfe 8paniardn were wounded, but the
casualties among the Moors were
great.
Religious services were held yes
terday to celebrate the victory, after
which General Marina, the Spanish
commander-in-chief, warmly congrat
ulated the troops.
MIIm of Darning Villages.
Alhucemas, Morocco. Sept. 27. ? I
The entire coast line h?re Is illuml-|
nated with the flres of burning Moor
ish villages.
After the Spanish batteries. In the
fighting of yesterday, had silenced
the native artillery, the infantry ad
vanced and drove the Moors from
their positions. s.
? A
Scarcity of Fish
Duetto Storm!
.On acgount^r^Ee^rSSBrTflffil
MNwtthifrJgUHe ?luiuPuttj
freah flah have been received In thie
ket for the past eerverfcl days. The
report la that much damage haa been
to 1
vtitl
ii tkto weuoa. ~ , J.-;
GOOD CROWD
AT OLD FORD
Mr. Joyner and Local Speakers
Ehtertain Citizens ? Dinner
Served.
What a pity every citizen In Wash
ington township could not have be*n
present at OW Ford yesterday to hear
li in uddiiju uf Ilun J. V .luyngr,
Slate Superintendent of Public In
struction. They would have been
profited, edified and enlightened on
the great Importance of education in
this day and timel Mr. Joyuer ad
dressed bet wee n 15 (Laud 2 tw>- p*opl#
and after he had finished there was
a resolve written on ajl the fates to
begin renewed effort J toward secur
ing better Bchoolhouses, more com
petent teachers, and to provide better
meaii8 for the coming generation to
receive that training so eseetKial.
j The speaker called ihe attention of
| his audience lo tbe poor, dilapidated
? condition of some of the school build
ings lti this township; he intimated
they were, a disgrace to t\e county.
In words burning with advice he told
the people they should all, without
a dissenting voice, advocate and se
cure a special tax for the betterment ?*
of their schools. This was the only
proper and right way to secure good
1 schools- and- this township should be
added to tbe list of already other pro
gressive communities^ The condi
tions of some of the school buildings
stated Mr, Jovner, ttere not fit to
teach school- in ? they were too small,
too poorly constructed and totally in
adequate in every, way.
__The_addresH of Mr J '>>nerarouaed
n\j Jittie enthusiasm among the peo
ple. and no doubt will be the means
or accomplIsEIng ouch good. ? T5e ?
address was delivered in the building
of the Carllna' Institute, bounty Sup
erintendent, Mr. W. L. yaughan.
made a short, addrees and offered hla
J&ULlLSS lo the neopl^ at any a nri >11
times. He stood ready to render
whatever aidhe- could toward thelr
sr raring a special .irhool tax, fte; ?
Congressman John H. Small and
Mr. Joseph F. Tayloe also made
speeches that were highly enjoyed.
After the speechmaking all were
cordially Invited to tne church
grounds where a sumptuous respaat
was served, by the ladles. It Is need
less to Bay there were plenty of good
things for the Inner man and all en
joyed this part of the day Immensely.
Taken as a whole* the day was a
-grfcat- sueeess, and all left for thetr
respective homes carrying with them
pleasanfrecbUectlonB of Old Pord and
Its people. It was a great day for
education In' that community, and la
no doubt the foundation for greater
tKfl- n-Q-g nf pri lira fin n Ir
that section.
SHIRT AND BLOCSK SALE.
The ladles of the Methodi-*- Churoh
will have a shirt and blouse sale In
the storeroom next to the 8Inger
Sewing Machine Company. Main *" ?
street, beginning tomorrow after
noon: The proceeds of this sale go
toward the liquidation of the .debt on
the church carpet and it ahould be
generously patronised. Some attract
tlve garments will be on aale.
TO CONDUCT PRAYER MEETING.
Mr. Ralph Phillips will conduct tha
prayer meeting services at the *Fir#t
Methodist Church this evening.
New Advertisements
in Today's News. I
Waahlagtnn Park.
A. C. Hathaway ? Water Front
Property.
J. K. Hoyt- ? Itorothr IXxIrt Hhoeal
KnlUht Shoe Co. ? Ilorach Hhoea.
    

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