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NEW BERNE. CRAVEN COtJNTY, N. C, AUGUST 8, 1895.
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INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS,
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C. ;:r:a is Dr. r-.:r.rscl Pitcherg prescription for Infants :
tnJ C'-IlJren. It contain neither Opium, Morphine nor - J
ciLer Narcotii: substance. It la a harmless substitute ?;-;j
f j? rarcsror: Drcrs, Soothing Syrups, and Castor OIL" .;
I : ! . Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty ycarf ns by
na cf Hosiers. Castoria destroys "Worms and allaya;U
feverislincss. . Castoria prevent TomiUns Sour Curd,-'
nret4)Irrha? and WM . Collo. Cwtotia relieTM
t " -" ' trontle,': fruiTS hstipatkm ind rflatulencya-
C, '.czLi tjsliiiilatcs tho food, reflates the stomach "'y
r -1 bowels, covins healthy and natural sleep. Cas
tcili ii tlio Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.. '
" " v an excellent medicine for ehB
t. r .'ion hare repeatedly toidma of ita
. .. t... upon U.uir chikirea." -
- a. Q. C. Oaoooa,
. . Lowell, X&sa.
o.tf or'i is tha beat remedy for ehU Si-en of
r -. I am (-;-ii-iitfJ. I hop tha day ia aoc
- . m.vjHra will oooaiJer the real
' : f tLe-r ci-ldrea, and osa Castoria ia
ir.j tlwir kTed ocea, by forcing opium,
...r.a, j ayrop and other hurtful
j down their throat, thereby arnriina;
.. ' a u prematura paTea. . . -'
. Dm. J. T.TcKwaou,
TLm Catiy Compaay, TT H
m - ww-..
n Tlorsc, South Front Street, JTeW.Bcrnry 2?.
rULL jirsjb: OF
I tcvcc, Cnrpcntcra Tools, Cutlery, . - .
Tcblc Ware, Barbed Wire, .. .
. CALVAHIZED PIPE, PUMPS,'
Linic, Tiaster and Cement. . : , ' .
cv: : :3 punn ready r.:iXED pai:its.
T" i i ; -onal attention to the prompt and correct filling' -ol all
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GUILFORD COULEpE. ;;-
T.8 Ai . 2".-;?s of this prosperous College, open to Young Mea nil Young Women. ;
r Lar -, Commodious BuilJLnes. Not6d for ita Christian arid home-like
" ;i in:: n n-e. Classical, Scientiiic, Latin-Scientific Conrses. Normal. Bnsi
, Art an. I Music IVpartments. College nd Society libraries, Scientific
--itory and Cabinet. Facility of able instructors. ' Charjres moderate.
. Caiaxooves Address, . ' - . i-The PRESIDENT, t:.. j.
, ' ; X 6inxrOBI OQliEisssT. a
TIIC AGRICULTURAL k ': MECHAXICALCOLLEGE FOR THE
COLORED RACE,; 'AT;iSEEENSBO.EOf "cyjf
TVrll Trm will birlii WdnofxlRT, October nd, 1836.,. Examination for atlrnlaston
w; n,le We.lnelnT ml Thurar, October nd and Srd. Kaaminatioo ot county ata
i w a bs unuiv in each eoouty oy the oooacy examiner oo too first SaUtrday In Hopleto
r ! " -v- . ' ; .
l.i-:rar!on In il?en In A?ricn1tnr,' Hortteoltare, Dairy Management, tbfl afnahie
i r Un;uur, and Tarious branca-a of alatliematicai, fbyaical. Natural and
i . . ,.nof. wi; n HH?ml reference to their applications m the iodaitrieaef life. -
a i : -! numtr ot mris will be ailtnitta for whom, in addition to the rexlar eoarso
Li. "Lni.-tion will he riven in iuie, 8ewipfr, Uooktnff and Laundry work. -
, n en. lowed l.v the United titatea. anl the State of North Carolina. Itianot
s-'. .....in, aa.l ia not controllud or laflaeucod
Tuition, J'ree. - i -
Boartl, per week " -
Iii2-niir, oee oi room, peaainr, per aeaaKMi .jojjo v .!"J. : ,
Instruction on jiiano, two leaaona a week, per mo. ;-t.oa ; ' j - i,-'
"orwe of oiaoo ier eaion - - - - . - - - " J.0 -J . ." '' " -
, y- Vrr R.l,rtimi ti-ns aeerata neve, which
ot te Jigncuiiunil aa Mechanical UoUee for
M A U.SIJ ALLB ERG, CAUTERET COUNTfi S f C. ;
"REV. , W; -.;Q.'i'A3RAi PRES.
; FALL TERM OPENS fiEPTW , :1895. - -
rarens or Gnardians will find this the cheapest and most desir
able school in Eastern Uorth Carolina. -. kV i ': .
Location: On tne shore of Core Sound, 10 miles east of Beaafort,
in a commnnity free from sneh vicesT as Bar-rooms Ball-rooms, Bil
liard rooms or Brothels. , rienty of . churches and Sonday schools.
: BEAD I JJJ5A1H BBAX 1M ;
- Aided by the Methodist ehnrch we offer the following inducements:
. ' . EXPE5SM PKB WONTH. ;
Primary Grade, Board, Washing, TnitionVV 9 6 80
Intermediate Gr.de, :-r?'';-: ;t":J' 7 00
Latin, Scientific v--5" ' "V " : V l. , 8 00
2Jnsic (extraj',v , : " - t; ri v 1 50
CSPor farther information write the President' dw eod tf
'cr Crrl3T SI-CO
abaowU adapted to chndrMth
fawi to i - - x
B. JL. Aacaza, If- n, - -
v .-; " 111 So. Oxford 8t- Brooklyn, K.T.
. HOor tjlijiti kin la tlM ehBdrea'a depart..-.
bmsi hAT apokaa highly ber expert-;
anoa ta their aWd practice with Oaatoria, .
.and aItbou-h wa only bara among 'oar .
medical auppllea what ia kaowa aa regular (
pnxlucta, yet ara tree to oonfeaa that tha
BteritaeC Castoria baa won as to kx With
favor npoatt." - - j---'-.; - ' .
- Ubitbs Hoamab as foaramurrA -
iun C, Snn, Aa,
array Strawt, Kaw Tork City.
J' .n j ; (Hi
l!ADE FROM PURE PIQ IRON.
r Kot one poond of Scrap Iroa - v
la erar oaed la these jooda. ' .
CURASLE, CCXYENIENTm ECONOMICAL.
A3 iiixlern Improrcmeato to IJbtiBj
XlanaekorpinK Caraa. T
Twenty different aixca and kind.
' Every Stove Warranted Against Defects. -
Pricee aot much il her at this tlma v -thaa
on eosuaooer Uads of Btorea. , ;
CoB o or avldreai'
a-a La. w w. .'Siav.Na' sj.
by any particalar denomination. - - ' , ,.
v Tnttioa, per eesalott - $10.08.
.' - "" ' -"V - - ' S M5 J?!X
can be sad by adtlreeainirt-ThA President
the eolorea Htce," ureeuauoro, -
THE HEW WATEK-WOBKH WEILS
Oat eiTMaa Inexhaustible Supply at
IO reet, the Other Oae H How
' Reatehet Abent naif that Depth.
"'One of the new wells being bored tor
1 bo New Bcmo Water "Works company
has lt-n thoroughly lesied oud fimrid to
bo inexhaustible. TUe Ust iwnamtdehy
theSilsby s-tenm fire enginef ith engineer
John C- Green in charge. '1 be engine
waa made to d lU best, tlie waur Dciog
thrown through aiwo-incb nozzle. As is
customary witU:the deep wtllsof this
neighboriirod . the witer was lowered
about fruf f-et dinctly alter the iiumping
began, and, having jt.t ih:it low it could
not bo RflVcU-d - a panicle turtlier, thus
ahnvlnft-'' plainly that the supply could not
he exhausted. , ...
Auotbt'r r leal ure of these wells at the
water works fa tbnt water can be pumed
from one well iot" another as fast ami as
lonrf as it is d-ired b do so, without ovtr
Uowinz it. ;There will be no change in the
hehth1 no jMTceptible fflVct,
Cith wells nre eight inrhes hi size; the
flo-Rlied one is JOO feet chop, ttie one npon
wliii.li work is now iu prioress is atpios-
femalea Ta Hales.
.'vfUe gaae of lU betWi en t , Korfblk
Female base ball team and the New Berne
team took place at the Fair gioonds
There was quite atrowdol "staas" cut
to ste the usme. J Tha ladies beat by a
score o 11 to 8. '
- Oh ! Didn't Mffiwrs F.iy, Nelson
nnd Roberts play fine ball for tbe ladies
rrohc Pwwltry and PetRtl( Farm
-, W. F. Bererly, Y. M. C. A. Seer, tary
uf Site iAssorintmn at Poitsmomh, V.
took the rtiuutl trip to the city yesterday,
visiiing the BiversUle Poultry and Pet
Stoct &rra and' h ft for honte supplierl
with two baskets of trom high class
poultry..'-' v.". '..;-' ' -
; Another. gchtlenan of Hertford who
baa been making a short stay in the city
left on the st aroer Nt use, also taking
with hiiua pet, a yowng pug dog from
the same yards.- - . :
Tha Iloah iJMlder Trwelc Arrived.
Tha hook, and ladder truck which we
stated some time agot had ijeeb ortlered,
arrived Friday on the" steamer Neuse
.It is a iuufHt truck mill all of the
latest itripiovcmcots. Tlierc are also two
convenient fire exfingnishers attached to
tbe truck." "This is a long-lonked-fof and
newJedrailditioD to the New Bern fire de
partment. " . - '.v '
. On the laddora is tie nam'1, "New Bam
Hook & Ladder Jo. No. 1 " We hnye
Hevf r seen a pitce (' fire ajip.iratus more
bean U fully decorated tiy Uie toa h- of a
brush in the bands of a skillful painter
before.''. -. ' , ' .
"' A Ornailaie Artealaa Well.
. '- At the faint of Mr. Thos Dawson; five
miles from' .LaGrange and near Neuse
river, a teal artesian well ; has ieso dis
covered. "A lour-, inch well fiity-ix feet
deep was bored and the wavr gusnwl up
ia rett.' vol umt and there has been a
sttady flow ever since. . . V..
An ertort is Dving amsicierra 10 iauk ine
water and apply a motor, for milling pur
w a, lHtnitico ! e4inty ; a'so. lias poe of
these 1 ceaseless ; flowing "wc)ls,rtbe"watir
fiom whicb riaes to a considerable dis
tABce above (hemulaM ot the auth.
? v .At Whit Oak atattaw."
: Our former townsman Mri"Ed Ilender
sou has been spending a few. days in the
city. ; Die is now i located near the city
again; " About two weeks , ago he nnvet!
to Wbiieonk, and will ' ihcra.'.eagaga in
funning and merchandising. ;
j The bumson lumrjer, Co have a ftood
saw mill at this station tin the WV N. &.
N. Kailroad which - gives - employment,
(coddling both t he hitn)3 ia the mill and
the loggers) 10 About fifty workmen, all ol
which helps to I uild p the place. When
the oad uas built past tbnt point, White
ouk was nothing' but - wi'd woCvS. The
development ia the hti suit ol its coming.
t ... . . ... ' ' ;.;'v - '1
V a Blew Eurmj flrawlan . ',
- BIr. Terry, of Wake, 'yesterday walked
into Commit iorrer Pai tei son's ofSue with
a new' sptciesof worm, w'uhh is ling
examinetU iiy . Entomologist ' McCarthy.
The wonn has wings, and liorrs into and
Oats out corn four, or five inebes above the
rooV which ; causes it to break at tbat
place, eten against ftrly brisk wind.
- The worm is an inch long, ami is gel
tin z into tbe fields abonf here in a way to
makf farmers' somewhat worried News
.'J--' AJBbbsII laaaraaee Frawd. .
lnsumnce.:frauds seem all the go now.
The wholesale charges ."of graveyard in
Miriir.ee fat . Beautort, tde murtlcrs by
Holmes., if .Chicago ' 4o get iu&urance
moaey,( are startling the public, anl
Waeluugton pops up with a little sensa
tio.n -J aloojj the same line. We, copy the
mention of it from the ltnleigh News and
Observer, as follows: , ' - " -
- "A citizen here "yesUrday said Hint a
citizen of. Washington, N. C, had been
auent there; for a lifo" insurance company
whxb company had gone nt of business
years aio.;-Nobody bappene'I to die, the
ari nlt-onlinutd t collect tbe premiums,
the other day on if those who hii been
piiying died, cluimed insurance and fopnd
oat the company bad gone out ol business
years ago, as above stated. The agent,
it is stated, ' has skipped; -' His name for
the present is withheld.' ;
Deatraetf ve fire at Datrham:
Reanies' larje tolceo wnrehouse,
Stokes1 onera t onae. li. . Blacknalls' drua
store, A. Max; and Ellis & Stone's large-!
dry-goons' stores, besides teveral 6iiiall
business honses, were total'y destroyed by
fire in f3orliam Thurd:iy. The loss will
.asrirresate $100,000. The fire was plainly
visible in Raleigh."
The Moonlight Drive.
v About forty were in the. driving paity
last night. They went to ' The Oaks"
played some' old time games in the moon
light, then eng:ige14n quiet strolk until
tme for starting home. They v ent cut
on tho macadamized rond and reiurned
bv Neuse rond. Thus making a complete
i-ircuit, nnd concluded the event by dri
ving around the town tclore dispersing.
. It was one of the iolliest parties of the
kind ever held heie.
The following couples participated in
Miss Uattie Lane. John SUnlv Thomas;
Miss Emma Katie Jones, Jas. Carratvay;
Miss Clarita Clark, Geo. Waters; Mies
llart, (Durh.im.) Alex Justice; Miss Ilen
diea. If. R. Iiiyan, Jr.y Miss Agnes Foy,
II. L. Paylor; Miss Steinbehper, M. R.
Howard, Miss Eaton, Harris Lane; Miss
Street, Jim Grtsktns-; Miss.VIury Goiori; Leo
Bun us; Miss Henderson, A, H. Powell;
Miss Addie Claypool, Rom Nunn; Miss
lyes, Geo. Rountree, (N. Y.;) Miss P'ul
lihtai, (Goldsboro) U. Disi8way; Miss
Dait, Jno. Daniels; Miss Arendell, B. B.
The chaperon&s were Mr. and Mrs J.
C. Walking, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hollister,
Mr. W. AI. Rountree nnd Mrs. Janus
The success of this, the most enjoyable
occasion of the reason, is largely due to
the untiring efforts of Mr. John Stanly
Thomas, who never fails on such
occasions, as well as to the ladies who
spread a most elegant supper. X.
To know how to dissemble is the
knowledge of Icings.". - :
BEAUFORT INSUR'NCE FRAUDS
Evidence of the State in tlie Case
A Paaper nnd Almoat at Death's Door
-The I nan ranee Placed Wlthoolllls
Knowledge Chara-ea of M order In
Two Caaea Pnhlle Opinion Wailing
for Ftirther Developinenta The He
lendnnta on their Metal.
A special to tho Wilmington Mcsseni r
dated Atlaniic Hotel, Murehoad City, N.
C, July 30th, says:
'The famous Bcnufort life insuranee
conspiracy trial opened in pielimiuary
hearing here lo-dav before Justices f the
Pcacri W. W. Wiliis and McCain with au
iiiip.sii)g array of distinguislitti counsel mi
both sidi'8. The trial warr.mt was issued
by Justice Allen C. D.ivis, but the defense
swore out a removal of the casi; from be
fore him and Justice Willis.was selected
to preside with Justice Joshua Dennis as
- "The case was then sta'ed I tlio pluin-
iff aiKt the charges spee'fied. and 1 he U-
esse s sworn. :-. '
'At this stage of the trial it developed
that Justice Dennis was the 8 u -in-law a
fact that he had adroitly withheld of the
arch conspirator, Uasseli. This precipi
tated a lengthy and spirited argument pro
and con h tween the counsel, but n suited
finally in Dennis withdrawing under
heavy fire and MeCain was se eded. The
case was tlien opened de novo and pro
ceedings liegun. The bar and court 100m
was packet' with th large number of de
fendants the large number of witnesses
and scores of iuteiested spectators. Theiv
are twenty-five cases of alleged fraudulent
graveyard insurance pending at this trial,
with as. many indivi. ud deO-n hints ami
with C!. H. Hassell and Noe, Delamur &
Co,, insuiance ntcnti, and Dis. T. B.
Delauiar and L, W. Perkins, xmiiiiing
physicians, figuring as tbe arch conspirn
toi s in every case.
-Tbe first case culled was that involving
the policies issued on the life ol o.ie Chas.
Arthur, a ttr- et beggar, now- decease-.i,
who in his applieaii .ns for insurance
thton'h the sImivq agencies ami in the
esaminntiotis of the above physioians,-
was reported to be a man 01 sound cor.
Stitution, good health, and splen.lid
here-li ajy record, whereas in trmh an.l
in fact, as sworn to by witnessts who
knew him intimately and constantly, he
was a walking sk letoo at the lime of said
applications and examinations and had
been for more than two years previous
afflicted wiih. bowel consumption con
stantly and of which complaint he die. I
within a few months afier the issuance of
said ' pol cies, aggregating more th.tn
19.000, and of which it is said he knew
nothing, his applications, signatures ar d
physical rxitminations being forgeries by
the said agents and physicians .uforesaid
anl tliffr co-conspirator-, nectssary'to the
required proofs oi'deuth in order to secure
payment s of assured policies.
At his stage r the trial pending"
spiri ed itrgmndnt of counsel as to the ad
uiissability of certain evidence lieiring on
the allegation of con9iU icy the urt nd
journed until 10 o'clock tomorrow morn-
mg. , ";. .;,
r A special to the Wilmington Messenger
from Moreht ad gives this account of tha
proceedings iu the insurance cases on the
Srst of Ju'y: .
"The thinl day of the sensationil t rial
ior ; conspiracy iu life insurance was de
voted to proving the physical nnd finan
cial condition. of Charles Arthur, one of
the alleged victims. If the evident f. r
the prosecution is" not rebutted Arthur is
proven to have been a pauper nnd almost
a living skeleton. Fraud is proved by the
evidence . as It stands, but as yet there is
no proof of conspiracy.
: L. Arendell was put on the stand
again this . rcorning. He testified that
Cbarh 8 Arthur was a walking skeleton
and the mares t to adead man he t ver t-aw
alive. The. justice s-iid this did not show
conspiracy and further evidence was ruled
out. - . . .
,'Capt Charles Springle, of the naptha
launch, Sadie, testified that Charles 11.
llassel asked hira to send Artuur over to
Beaufort in his boat and to tell Arthur
that it would be morx v in Iris pocket if
he came over to Beanlott . Capt. S.im
E. WatTe carried Arthur to B?aut'ort that
morning. SprioRle brought him back
that night. Cpriugle was in a hurry and
put him out at the depot whai I',-leaving
him to come up town as lieu lie could.
Before Arthur got up town he fell iro n
exhaustion 00 the railroad track and was
picked up by railroad hands just in time
to prevent his btirg run over by the
"J. B. Arendell, a notary public ol
Morehead City, said that Arthur tame be
fore htni not long before his death and
made affidayft at ihe request of the aent
of the Northwestern Insurance rotnpany,
or Minneapolis, that he had nevir U-en
examined for insuiance; that h had never
applied for or, authorized any one else to
apply ftr insurance on his life and so far
as he knew, there was no insuiance on his
life.' Furthermore that he felt he was not
a fit subject for insurance on his life and
it was a Iraud.
Dr. A. J. Mclntyre, a 1 rnciieing phy
sician ,anl cJruggfet of Morehead City,
was called to the stand. He repeated in
substance what Mr. Arendell had s.dd
regarding the affidavit and stated that he
himself signed Arthur's-affidavit in his
official capacity as Mayor of Morehead
City. While Arthur was here, he snid his
doctor was Dr. F. P. Gates who now re
sides at Monteo, cp Roanoke Island.
Mclntyre had never personally prescribed
for Arthur, but had as a matter of charily
given him medicine to alleviate his suf
fering.' T. D. Webb, of the firm of.T. D.
Webb & Bro., the largest firm in More-heatl-City,
next teslifie'l. He stated lhat
sometime in tue jeur 1894, previous :o
Arthur's death, Arthur came to him oue
day with a letter from the Toittiweem
Life Insurance company, of Minneapolis,
and as Arthur could not read he asked
Webb to read it for him. The letter
scared Arthur terribly, b-: cause he did not
know anything about any iu&tiiMnce on
his life. The let:er said that the first
premium on Arthurs policy for which he
had given a note was now due, and aki-d
lor an immediate remittance. Aitimr
stated to Webb that he had no insurance,
bad never applied for any, hud never
given them a note, had no inouey and that
this notice was the first he had ever heard
of any insurance on his life. Webb then
look him before Arendell and Melntyie
and had hira make tue auidavit re
'John Forlaw, a notary public of Beau
fort, was then culled. The proofs ot death
in oqe of the Arthur cases were exhibited
to him and identified. lie stated that the
proofs of death were made' out in the
handwriting of Charles K. Hassell, who
issued the policy aud that Hassell came lo
his bouse, took him iu a buggy and they
went out toge'.her to see Mrs. Arthur, t lie
widow of Charles Arthur, and asked her
to swear to the prooJs.
"All the witnesses testified that he was
very thin and emaciated and in poor
"Arendell. Ihe notary public, stated
that he weighed him aboat a year before
his tleath and that his correct weight was
"It is a matter of record that Arthur
was a pauper, aud received $2 a month
from the county fund and that be was an
object of charity for the ciiiaei.s of More
head City and Beaufort.
"Perkins, the last man arrested, is May
or ot Newport and ex-town constable, of
Morehead City. At tha leiuuing of this
season Perkins was iu th:r3'e ol the police
department o' t!.e Atlantic hotel.
"Here and in Beaufort people are d;s
cussing the sersatio::al air. sts, bat stem
to withhold 'heir opinions until all the
evidence has been brrught out. They
s:iy prominent citizens hould not be
condemned' as guilty of thre dark crimes
until strong pio.i! hash' en offl-re I. The
prostcution cl iiiTB to li:tve this proof.
The attorneys tor tho CeO-r-se s-ay tin re
has been no evidence to pr.-vo conspiracy
and us et no easj has bceu ma le uui."
A world dispatch from Beauft con
"From time t ) lime messengers were
sent out to summon otlieis who, while
not el formally a'Ciistl, ;;re suspcele I of
having been concerned in the alleged con
spiiacy. "T. V. Aiken, tlio Mutual Reserve
company's representative, says that the
evidence aga:u?t the nc used is of the
stroue-t character. It i st-ued that the
parties who have suits p-aiding against the
insurance companies nltegi: that the com
panies o lie red as late as. Saturday to com
promise the cx:i!.i'sie.l.po'i.'. a at 50 cenis
on the dollar. ' 1. 1 view "of this, it is
claim, d by friends of the accused that the
arrests were de'igmd to force a comprom
ise. Represents liT.s of the companies in
digmntiy deny th s.
"A reputable physician" line said to the
Wor'd corrc-poaeient lhat he was ap
proached s uie months ao by parties
who desired to secure insurance on a sick
man, I ut thai wlien heinf irm d them that
he would h ive to j;ive a report bas dtipon
the facts in the cae they dei ided that they
didn't want his report.
"The insurance men e'aim that the
diath ol Seieda Williams, wile of one ot
the accusod colored men, was causi-d by
neg'cet abuse and excessive doses of br m
ide of potissia,
"It is al eged that Tnrner, the colored
u.ini-ter w ho is sai l to , h ive had his
daughter's li.e insured while, she was in
the last stages of consumption, nccom
pl tlio I it bv getting his sister to lepre
sent tlie dying girl at the medical exami
nation. "OiplieJs Windsor, an aged colored
woman who was insured for $5,000, i;
alleged to have died Ir-m tlie efitcis of
qiprphine, and it is said (iint l)er body was
Luriel hastily lefore her diiUKhter, who
was in New York, could reach her.
SKETCH OF TUF TRANSACTIONS.
Tho extended account of the affair
given in the New York World represents
the fraudulent transactions as having been
iu progr ss for eight; years. It say3 that
somv of the merchants in the town have
been engaged in it and that so remunera
tive did it become that tie negroes went
into it on their own account and cventn
allyj lined foicas with the whito men
and that tbos-j engaged became bo'der,
were no lon-rer satisfie 1 with small sums
even th )Ugh quick profiis and that their
greed was the ultim ate cause il" exposure.
The rise, progress a'ld present status of
the transaction, condensed from ihe
World's account is as follows:
C.-R, Hassell went into the insurance
Inisines 8 there eight y. ais ago, aud afur
awhile he and a physician and some mcr
chauts Wmed a ring to dolrau l the in
sorance compaaha represoiited 'iy him.
They insured old, decrepit nnd dying
whites of both sexes in many iustauces
w.thout the bnwleig..4 of !. pariies in
suted, and men and vonn n 05 t 80 years
of age were 'insured on the basis of aes
ranying from 10 to 15. -
It is siid to have h romc a ciunmon
occuirince to 8te men hauling policies
around tbe town ofTeriii).' to insure per
sons in III health free of co-t to be insured,
to provide them in ad lition with neces
saries of life while alive, with decent
burial at death, and allow a vnall sum
besides to provide for their families re
quirements. It is also alleged lhat another insurance
agency was started for the same purpes-.
This firm consisted of Levi T. Noe, Sel
den l). Delamar and Jacob C. Delamnr.
They did bjsines under the firm name of
Noe, Delamar & Co.
A negress named Ella G. Rountree.
who had been r presented in the . policies
to be white, died with insurance of 14,
000 upnnjier life. $1,000 of which was in
the Mutual Insuiance Fund of New
Yoik. That company shifted an invisti
gi ti- n of the case and this was the be-yinniti-4
of the revelations. This woman
died o'"c msnmption soon after she was
insure-1. The Ik ne-ficiarics in htr case
were stated to be her iai her and brother.
The "father,'' St' phen I. Tuner is a
colored Baptist minister and former boat
man, well known Iro n having carried the
mail an I passengers t and iro between
Be.iufort and Morehead for many yens.
Neitln r of those represented as the bene
ficiaries weie able to carry such heavy in
Besid s policies lhat have been collected
the World publishes quite a list that are
now being curried, wiih the amounts nnd
the false representations as lo condition Ol
health, age and color lhat were made to
secure them. It shows as a pretty Mack
One policy that was paid was negro
named Abe Wigfall. It was $3,000 for
the dejilh f his brother who was insured
on his death bed eleven days before his
decease. A clean apptnring set ol prnol's
was furnished the company and the claim
paid wiihout question.
Tlis examiner in this case was Dr. Ed
ward Thomas of New York, who was
visiting at Moreluad at the time. Some
01 the telesiMm8 erroneously located him
at New Berne, fie did not live here,
though he has visited at both Naw Berne
and Beaufort more than once.
THE HER 4 MI'S COM 1 EXT.
On the Startllns Beaufort Insurance
The Herald is light when it says that
men shoulel not be condemned by public
sentiment till they have leen fairly tried.
As dark as the casi s may appear, h is un-ju-.t"to
create public sentiment against
them iM'fore they have an opportunity to
defend themselves If found guilty they
should be mad'j to suffjr the full penaby
of the law regardless of all influence and
social slan ling. We trust th d the cl.a ges
have been magnified, but if'nol, let all
concerned be u a ;e an example of in the
endeavor to crush cut such vile corrup
tion. Here is what the Ilcralel has to say
"Tlie Herald docs not propose to give
a verdict before the case is tried. These
men are, most of them, life long citizens
and have hitherto held the confidence and
respect of our people and The Herald does
not, propose to join in the hue and cry
against them until tney are luriy ami
honestly convicted of some crime.
"But it has this to say, boldly and fear
lessly about the matter that some of the
newspaper reporters have b en neither
fair nor tiutht'ul to our town in dealing
with this case.
"For instance the News efc Observer re
porter insinuated th tt some'of the best
citizens of Beaufort made their money
in this buines-; he h aves the impression
that it has beL'n a g- ner.tl business here,
yet tho truth is that most of the monied
men of our town made fortunes by braving
the dangerous deep long before the News
Observer reporter ever wore pinafores or
swaddling clothe?. No town has,a cleaner
record as lav as its business integrity is
Only the home can lound a state.
H ATT ERAS SHOAL L. H.
Its Transcendent Importance.
Few, If Any Strnctnrea Ever Erected
for the Protection of Mariner, More
failed for by Ihe laiijoronn Charac
ter of the Surroundings than thin
Beacon A Review of What Has fteen
Done Toward Ita Erection.
Few. it" any structure, ever built for the
aid and protection of mariners were ever
watched more carelttLy in the beginning
of the woikof construction than ia the
projected light at Cape Hatteras which is
now being striven so cnrnestlv lo estab
lish. Though the light is (o be upon the
North Caiolina coast, it is not alone, nor
even primarily, lor North Carolina's
benefit. More vtssels belonging to other
Sta'es, to say nothing of the passing for
eign vessels would be warned by its bright
au l lar piercing beams of the lurking
dangers and be enabled lo keep in ways
Col. Crcecy, in his paper, the Eliza
beth City Falcon Econo nist has the fal
lowing to say of this dangerous coast nnd
the past illoits at ( st iblishing the light:
"the outer shore of the shoal of Cape
Hatteras, nine miles out ot se t. has been
the dread of mariners from the earliest
ages, and though it was the grave -of the
maritime nations, its terrors will be
mitigaied by our country, which may be
justiy sty Ud tbe "Cjuod Satnaritiin"1 ol
J S00 Congress authorized an appro
priation of $500,000 to erect a light-house
on the outer "Diamond Shal" of Cape
Hatteias, aud the contract to build tbe
light-house was awarded to Anderson &
Barr, of Jersey City, to do the work lor
$185,000. After an expenditure of $73,000
they abandoned the job as impractica
ble 'The work remained in abatement until
the summer ol '93, when Ihe lighthouse
board renewed the work and erected a
te nporary structure on the shoal. Iron
piles were sunk in the sand to a siiffieient
depth lo give them holdhig power, and
upon these a platform was built fiom
which the experiment was conducted.
'Wlten the borings had been completed
the temporary structure Was lefi tin the
shoal, as it t as of no lurtlier use but it
was left in place to determine its power of
resistance! to the winter storms. It was
badly damaged hut some parts of it wiih
stood the hurricanes of-the past year, aud
the fact that the frail structure was not
entirely destroyed indicated that a strong
er structure f similar type might prove
sale anil secure. Tlie new idea is that the
structure should be built of open pile
woik, lighter and not so massive as the
structure which failed in 1891.
"The lighthouse board will soon renew
the attempt to build a lighthouse oi ouler
Diamond rfuoal, and they confidently ex
pect, with the experience of last summer's
work and its withstanding the spjrrn ex
perience flf last y inter, to succeed in the
Undertaking. A valued contemporary
thus describes tiio outer shoal tit Ilat
lems; "Outer Diamond Shoal prolably pre
sents more difliculties to the lighthouse
builder thaa any site upon which tuch a
structure has ever been erected. Lying
in the open se., nine, miles out from Cape
Hatteras, the most dreaded pint on the
6otisr, jt is exposed to the terrific gales
which have filled the surrounding sands
wih wrecks. Tlie swift currents shift the
8:inds so rapidly that the depth of water
at any givon point rarely remains the
same for nny considerable period of time.
On Cape Hatteras itself there has been a
lighthouse for generations; but as the
greatest dangers lie far off shore the bea
con intended to warn, mariners has often
led thorn directly upo the lata! shoals. II
it shall be found possible to place a per
manent lighthouse upm the shifting sands
of the Outer Diamond Shoal there will
have been conferred up n the mariners of
ihe Atlantic coast a blessing the value of
which cannot be reckoned in money.
Methodist Revival at Tandemere.
There is a gracious revival in the Meth
odist church at Vandea-nere, known as
B.nne's chapel, of which Rev. J. C. Jones
It -levari on Sunday, July 28th ami
goo I interest was shown from almost from
the very beginning. Thee were five
conveisions the following Wednesday.
Mr. Jones is conducting tbe services
himself without Ihe assurance oi any other
North Carolinian as Deaf and Dnmb
North Caro'in-t is pretty well represen-
te i among the educators in the Deaf and
Dumb Institutions of the country. At
the convention of them recently held it
was loundj that five Presidents of such
State schools were lrom Wake county
There was also one formerly of New
tlerne. That was Prof. T. A Clarke
President of the Michigan's Deaf and
Dumb Insliaute, locate. I at Micigan.
There was rivalry against Mr. Clarke in
the election for next term but he was
unanimously re-elected at an increased
salary a compliment of the highest
kind to his ability and fitness lor the
A High School For Morehead.
Morehead City "t? now about completer
ing arrangements to have a high school
to open up about Ihe middle of Septem-
The school is expect&d to 1 taught in
the N. C. Teache rs Assembly Hall for the
first year, or until they e.an build a gooa
house for a fi."St class pe manent school.
Several teachers have already made
applications for the position to teach, but
no one has been engaged yet ine t est
talent in the Stale ajcessible will no doubt
be set ured.
Morehead is a pleasant p'ace and its
naiura". advantages are unsurpassed, fbr a
boarding school. Besides the many natu
ral advantages, the good citizens say they
will give boaul for the small sum of $5 to
$7 per month.
Items From the Beanfort Herald.
Carteret county is allowed ta send one
person to the Colored A. & M. College.
A protracted meeting is in progress at
Banks. Rev. W. Y. Everett is lending
A very hard rain the hardest we have
had for some time struck us Tuesday.
Information has reached us that a hail
storm did a great deal ol damage in the
upper part of the county Sunday.
Rev. Dr. Swindell, Mrs. Swindell,
nnd Mrs. C. P. Dey were subject to a
strange experience last Tuesday. Dnr
ing the prevailence of an electric storm
all three experienced all the tingling sen
sations of persons undergoing a Shock
from an eledric battery. These sensations
lasted lor a full half hour, ami passed
away without leaving any sense of d scorn
tort. Mr. Matthew P. Guthrie, of Cape
Lookout, tells us of an enoimousclam lhat
was found near Wreck Point last week
by William Hancock. The clam weighed
3 pounds and 6 ounces; Was 7 inches long,
6 inches wide and 4 inches thick. Judg
ing lrom the thickness of the shell it was
estimated that the clam must have been
at least 17 years old. This ii what we
wou'd call a good size clam. The finest
flavored clams found on our coast are
found at Cape Lookout, and they always
bring a bigger price than others.
baisimj RRtion roR.
A Profitable Crop Even for Shipment
Broom Factories Easily Estab
lished nnd Operated.
It has not been long since we made an
nouncement that t.vo you-ig 'men, priet -
c.il workmen, who were in ihe canning
and broom manufacturing bus i. ess were
Seeking to move lo Niw Brae pulling
about a thousand ooll .is ihemsrlve- in
the business ami eh siring eiiiz.us to put
some money lulo it with them. There
was no tangib e response to Iheir inquwy,
we are sorry to say, but we have come!
across some facts in the Wilmington Mes
senger worth knowing in reference to the
raising of the broom corn, nnd whither
any immediate results come from it or
not we copy it in ihe hope lhat it may
bear fniit eventually. The broom crn
could l shipretl to factories elsewhero
or, better still a factory might be started
which would use it right at home. Such
a fiwtory would not be a costly affair
either to equip or operate, and us for rais
ing the corn here is whit the Messenger
says of that:
"Kx-Congn ssmao C. W. McClammy,
of Scotls Hill, Pender county, was in the
city and brought with him Several line,
stalks of broom corn that, he raise I an
his fat m. We were shown the specimen,
and it was as fine ns we haye ever seen,
being fourteen feet in height, including a
heavily developed brush, it wa also
shown to an expert in the broom factory
here and he pronounced it of very supe
"Maj. McClammy and Mr. n. E. Bon
itz.. of this city, who has a farm in Wayne
county, near Gohisboio, are both making
experiments in raising brnom corn and
theyare highly pleased with the result.
They planted ten acres each in broom
corn this season, and we are informed that
its average heighth is ten feet.
"There is great demand for 5he straw
of broom corn, and as it sells from $75
to $100 per ton we see no reason why the
farmers of North Carolina should m.t
make it a profitably crop If properly
cultivated nnd cured it can be made to re
turn a handsome profit.
"Broom coin is grown largely in Can-,
ada, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee,
Georgia and other S ate?, and it has Is'en
demonstrated long ago that the South is
peculiarly adapted to its culture. In Can
ada, Ohio, Illinois and Iudlaua where it t
is largely grown, only one crop can be
raised, us the early frosts in the region
mentioned cuts off the S'Cnnd growth. In
Georgia and other Southern State', how
ever, tye have s.-en a splendid second crop
cut after the first cr-.p h.xl been harvested.
The second crop was m every resp-t as
good as the flisi a:.d f. ly fiost is ill- prtu
cipul th'ng that w-'Uhl prevent one crop
being aa good as the other."
NEWS 13 BKlKr.
The Baltimore Sun eavs some Repub
licans think I hey can org tniae the TJ. S
fin ite without -making any concessions
tt ihe ipulists" by the votes of Senators.
Jones and Marion Butler. This sounds
1 ke they think they own Butler.
The Jacksonville Times tells of the safe
of a single bill of goods amounting to
$141.50, which was affected through a
$3.00 advertisement in itscolums. Judi
cious advertising always pays The "ad
vertisement does Its work whether the
customer speaks of it or not. e
The News and Observer gives this ttem:
"Mr. J. A. Holmes, State Geoligist, is
back lrom Wilmington, where he has been
examining phosphates. Mr. Holnws
says the crops down tlinl way are looking
well, and that there is a large trucking
development around Wilmington, all
along- the railroad lines , from Goldsboro
to Wilmington." "
James W. Tufts, of Boston, who has
bought 5,000 acres of land two miles from
Southern Pines, has put 150 men at work
there preparing dbel.tnd for settlement
and advertises "for 200 carpenters to put
up buildings which be is to rent to Nor
thern settlers. ' , .
Tbe Charlotte Observer ,says: "The
Methodists of the city some lime ago
bought ihe Sloan lot on Tryon 'and , Sec
ond streets, "to have and to hold" until
they saw their way clear to build a church
thereon. The lime has come, and the
trustees of Tryon S.reet church; who ppr
chased the lot, arc talking plana, e
The golditea are commending the Mor
gan-Belmont syndicate for eleposiiing'
Ta,0tx,utwj ot goW in ibo Treasury and
taking in exchange $2,000,000 itt green
backs. That whs a transaction that in
volved neither loss or risk, for all the
syndicate bas to do when it wants its
$2,000,000 of gold is to send back the
greenbacks and draw it. Siar.
The "mother country" Spain is stated
to be represented by 54,000 men and the
Cuban insurgents by 11,000 and yet the
small force is continuing to bold out
against the large one. It is said that the
Spanish G'neral Campos, only aims to
hold the rebellion in check until Oetoler
and then determined efforts will be made
to oveicome the insurgents for good and
nit. In tbe meantime it i3 costing Spain
$4,500,000 per month.
The intnneic value of gold is not so
much talked about as it was. The" fact is
beginning to I understood that the value
ol gold is fixed by the law which makes
it convertible into money at the option of
the holder. What the statute law does
foi gold, a statute law can do for silver
and did do for it until the legis'ation of
1873 took away from it that right which
up to that time it shared cqm-Hy with
The Buffalo Courier publishes, on the
statement of a man who tried it, an alco
holic reme ly which knocks the spots oat
of the gold cure. When the tbirt for
stimulants is on,, peel an Irish potato so
that one end can be easily put in the
mojth and sucked. Put thisiuto a glass ol
ice water for a few minutes and suck. A few
sucks will allay the thirst fr "spents,"
and repeated a few times if the thirst
should return will quench it for good.
The Irish potato is a very fine bulb and
makes a very stimul.-.ting beverage itself,
lainiliary known by the name of poteen.
Bhenmnttsm On red in a Day.
"Mystic Cure" for Rheumatism and
NenTnlgia radically cures in 1 to 3 days.
Its action upon the system is remarkable
and mysterious. It removes at once the
cause and the disease immediately disap
pears. The first dose greatly benefits, 75
Sold by Henry's Pharmacy ,New Berne
N. C, old custom house building.
ir the Baby is Cnttlna; Teeth.
Be sure and use that old and well-tried
remedy, Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrnp
for children teething. It soothes tbe child,
softens the gums, allays all pain, cures
wind colic and is the best remedy for
diarrhoea. Twenty-live cents a bottle.
A Business Opportunity.
An established business of eight years,
the slock consisting of Crockery, Home
Fumishing Goods, Stationary, etc., is
offered for sale. A good paying trade
but the proprietor is physically unable to
attend to it. Any oue desiring to secure
a well established, paying business in
New Berne will do well to address Pro
prietor, Box 504, New Berne, N. C.
We are informed that Rev. Stephen S.
Turner, col., who figures in tbe Beaufort
insurance cases is oi tbe Methodist denom
ination, not Baptist as is generally repor
ted in telegrams sent out
TBE 6IPAT TBIAL.
The white moth to the closing vine,
I im bee to tbe opened clover,
Ar d the gipsy blood to the gipey blood
Ever the whole world over.
Ever the wide world over, lass,
Ever the trail held true.
Over the world and under the world.
And back at last to you.
Out ot the dark of tbe gorgio camp, -
iut ol tlie crime and the gray . ..
(Morning waits at the end of tbe world),
(Jtpy, come away!
The wild boar to the sundried swamp,
A n- red crane to tier reed,
And the Romany lass fo the Romany lad
By the tie cf a roving breed.
Morning waits at the end of tbe world,
Whcro winds nnhaltered play.
Nipping the flanks ol their pi nngmg ranks
Till the white sea-horses neigh.
The pied snake to the rilled rock,
Tlie back to the stony plain,
And tbe Romany lass to the Romany
And both to the road again. .
Both to the road again, sgalal :
Out of a Oleao tea tracks- -Follow
tbe cross of the gipsy trail v
Over the world and beck. ' -.
Follow the Romany pattern
North where the blue bergs sail,
And the bows are gray with the frozen
And the masts are shod with toail.
Follow the Romany patterns
Sheer to the Austral Light;
Where the bosom of God is tbe wild west
Sweeping the sea-floors white.
Follow tbe Romany pat te ran
West to tbe sinking son.
Till tbe junk-sails lift through th house
less drift, ;
And tbe east and tha west are one.
Follow the Romany patteran
East where the sib nee broods - .
By a purple wave on an opal beach
In tbe hush of tbe Mahim woods. -
The wild hawk to the wind-swept sky.
The deer to tbe wholesome wold.
And tbe heart of a man to the heart oft
As it was in the days of old. 1
Tbe heart of a man to the heart of a
Light of my tents, be fleett
Morning waits st the end ot tbe world," .
And tbe world is all at our feel! - .
Budyard Kipling. ;
On the 1 ench beside my door -j
Two men did sit them down. ' '
Weary they seemed, and whispered there
Then went their way: , s
And wbo they were could not ever
learn. . . ' . '
He whom J love ia dead, 1
A pd yet I mourn, him not, .,
Because, be told me bat I must no'
;'weep.?;:-r- . '
The maize jpows high, end "low 'are' all
the rivers; . ; ' - ' . ,
The maids go wading through Ir-em, and
. the water , , t . . .
Just wets their aprons, and their girdles,
For him 1 weep not, r ',; " ' ,
For dearer was his grave," to him and I;
And I will not be jealous to his grave, "
Or tnvy it for my beloved's sleep. -"
Ah, nol but to tbe grave 1 say:
"Keep him, ior be is thine!" ''
Only the grave hath taken,
My gay ly i ringing voice and
step. ' .'...
"Give me back these," say
.""? grave; v - 5 ''' ..'..'-' - " ' .
Tbe grave replies: "Not so, for else whore
-'.-.,-'..- he '....-;.---i: ,
Left all so lonely hereP' ; V?.
Then to my love I eay;Ve"Awake, awake,
And bring me hack again my lightsome
. ,step, : . :.'.-;.:'A,V-j-'f-L
My voice that rang so gayly, and my
f''y-. '.' smile.'" 'v..; ' ' i
But yet he barkens not - v ';
So vow I must go down into the grave,
To get them back from bim.
Only I know, when I am in the grave, u
And see my heart s beloved,
There shall I slay, forever, with - my
, smile, ' -' "- ""- '-. ;"'
My gaily ringing voice, -and lightsome
step. ; ' . "4
Oii the bench beside my door
Two men did sit them down. .
Weary they seemed, and whispered there
together, ! .
Then went their way;
And who they were, 1 eould not ever
learn '"' '- -. "
Roumanian Polk Song. :
, mi ii
Oh, for a glimpse of a natural boy-r-.
A boy with freckled face, ;
With forehead white 'ncath . tangled
. hair ' v: '
.And limbs devoid of grace;
Whose feet toe in, while his elbows
Whose koees are patched all ways; r'
Who turns as red as a lobster when, . .
You give him words of praise;
A boy who was bora with ' an appe
tite: Who seeks tbe pantry shelf
To eat hia "piece" with resounding
"Who isn't gone on himself; . -,
A " Robinson Crusoe" reading boy
Whose pockets bulge with trash;
Who knows tbe use of rod and gun
And where tbe brook trout splash. '
It's true he'll sit in the easiest chair,
With hat on his tousled head;
That his hands and feet are every
For youth most have room to spread.
But he doesn't dub bis father' "old
Nor eleny his mother's call,
Nar ridicule what his elders say,
Or think that he knows it alL
A rough and wholesome natural boy
Of a good old.fasbioned clay,
God bless bim, if he's still on earth,
For he'll make a man some day.
Detroit Free Press.
When Baby was sick, we gave her Ciastoria.
When she was a Cfcild, she cried for tjaataria.
When she became Hlas, she clung to Oaatoria.
When she had Children, she gave them Caatorla
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.'
Children Cry for Pitcher's CastoriaJ
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.'
The secretary bird of South Africa
can whip any snake of twice ita size,
Stanly used to aver that the reptiles
would crawl away from this bird, '
shadow in wild fear. - ' ,
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