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a ZZ iIIZTt BSSHl - JODMAL
f " HxtexvbeTeweler, i next door.
Yoanj littw Barker performed
"ba hirdoT: feat o climbing the
on lh top of J. il. Ilsck
"Wa't ttor on Bollock street. The
ludjird bad beoomo entangled sod
it, m f aosd boooomtj to toad tome-
feM mp to vn&ston them .
---Th tiiieo of the Prtabyteriin
l ctcTcVTrill hT thoir aoa& Chrit
4 Bi4 iiertilaroonton the 18th. lnt.
;J Tbt frit port ol tho etenlnj will b
. UrotaJ to rnmic, programme of
lich. VU1 Utter her
titf will btt on k their fancy
rcrk m4 jefmhmeoU.
Tbo nsrro who tol the bicrcle
UIoctfiLtf to Allio Cook, Ut Mon
ttjaJoxi "wnllo Allio wm in the
" v '" kaUaf-rink mk captnred yeetcr
" ; f at Dorer and brooght to New
' j Xrrs t 'zl lodp4 (n jail her. . The
- 2.1 j c' s V-.-I alao reoorered and re
tan: tl la jopd condition.
- ; ,- Tha Uaket fiTen laet niU
- aU the hma of ilia Bertha Kafer,
v ' in th Intareat of on of the Circle
'f tha ParianlloDidand; u well
: V tUnW.rT Tlie Ujkets were ikill-
TfnCj Ancioneared off by J ohn Mat
, : V, tbe fc tad dfajT no reanxed. "The
.-kiii.wtra - beaatifQUr arraond
- -mai astiftlljr filled with, choice
&bUc,o4 Ueir aala proroked a
yoo4 deal ol Ian for those preetnt.
Ti ChrLttmaa'comiDiUeo of the
. ' ? " r V' i t j
iilght,Teiaberlith, at the wei
: , 4enc of Mr. B." D. Hamilton, oor-
v eir Broad and Bern itreetav tor the
J ", IwfifitwCtha Chrutmaa two fond.
. , 2 : l3tsrooaicom alL K-U. uodlxt,
AT). HairaTey, Manager.
- ..N v .Todaf U our pecial day la en Ares
: - . J . . ' ' . . m a.. AA II M m 1
Ulna me Tie, aaa si.uu-.Kuia wiu m
4Tladi to today only. Bamtoot.
.firtriff. Lf Hahn upon aseaming
r ; tho dfl tia jof : hia offica yesterday,
' . aasde tho following appoifitment:
XJwyatyjSherifli, B C. Kehoe and
Y.D. TetUpher. Jailor, Nathan
Oiaxk- - "
' aiiMKisaH -Ai
JackfonriMe, N. C.,oo Tban-
4j tl4 8rd..inat., Mr. Edward Foa
. taryonngeat son of Cfapt.and Mr. R.
foster of. near Swansboro, N. 3., to
Ifjat Annie tho pretty danghter of
J 3Xr. and Mrai M. A. Colbreth, form
' ttSwansboro bot now of Jack-aoTlIa,,N,y&-
Esq. Wm. Gardner,
oBiating, much joy and happi
.neai, altand yoa Ed. and Annie is
the wish ol yoar friend.
' ... G. W. W.
T etm r
.The Klrmesa to be presented in
.'TUaington is similar to the grand
ai Richmond. Va., last win-
. : j HrxMacDcmnel has, in the mean
' 12ms - mads many improTemeots.
Ha earns) directly from Montreal to
"VThw expense of the affair wonld
Imj sv eemf ortabls corner lot with a
1 seat struct art thereon, bot the man
- ,agrt intend to let nothing stand in
the way of makiog this antertain
jJaaot the most magnificent and
.H atapendoos eTer attempted in the
s..-- . The sale of horses and moles at
J'Hahn'i" Co fs stables was not
' largely, attended, for some reason,
taod the sales were not large. There
waa a number of sales which were
"-i Ifreatly in faTor of the buyers, and
--oimaof the stock offered was with
"""' r 4lwn o aceoont of single bids.
. vacM.-Hann & Co.. bare some fine
. - wetoekv jn their stables, which buyers
V,i""wiH find to their ad rantage to call
. --and examine.
yT'r Mcrel Hvri
w; . liaxrsy nluteor ion uarnweii
;isaaiiUl to the bicycle record of
. c4.-tW State, if not the world, at least
j. fn hia special work he did yester
,-f. -Both of the pedals of his bicycle
, yr being broken, he started to New
Berne to hare them repaired, hav-
. 's 0oI the shanks of his bike by
; which to "propel himself. Bat this
. seems to haie been "too easy'' for
him, for he took upon himself to
carry a gnn and a box or pigeons,
as he rode in, and be made time
which a horse coald not bare
" equalled, reaching here apparently
, all right, with bis goods, his dania g
Vd bike and anew bicycle record.
fits ride was one of twenty fie
trsi a i C Ortrr CaaC I ar4.
The decision of Judge Robinson
in the Injunction case of the A. &
JJ. C, B. it. was rendered yetterday
norning after the opening of Court
the decision was anaouueed in a
few words, to the effect that the re
straining order would be continued,
and the injunction would remain in
force until a further bearing was
While the- defendants have no
'.iaa.ia a j tMalra m ta waaa r f if
" IbftVClUCUH W Uis)aQ saw siuf aw
, 11 J .U-a
t U U3 preitj wen Beiiixua
7 ftiM euion will end be cat e.
I Csaaijr (omailuliium
! The regular monthly mee'tin of
i the board of Comrauiissioners of
Craven County began its session on
last Monday. Present. Hill, Bryan.
iSmallwood, Williams, Moselv. Mr.
; Jai. A. Bryan, of the retiring bom.l
(called the meeting to order, and on
i motion of R. I. Williams, E. (i.
Hill was nominated for chairman,
and elected by a full vote.
Soymour Hancock' and K. W.
Williamson were nominated for
county .attorney, and upoa ballot
Seymour Hancock was elected.
The bond of the Clerk of the Su
pirior court of Craven county, was
upon motion referred to the County
Attorney. The report of County
Treasurer Thos. Daniels waa' re
ceived. The certificates of election and
bond, of J P. Stanly, constable 8th
township, atxi George Cooper 7tb
ownship, were presented accepted
and ordered filed.
Upon motion of J. A. Bryan, it
was ordered that all parties present
ing bocds to this bord be required
to pay for the recording of same.
Upon motion of R. P. Williams,
the attorney was ordered to exam
ine and report upon the legality of
all the bonds presented at this meet
ing, and report upon same at 12
o'clock tomorrow. Tuesday.
Geo. H. White was upon motion,
examined as to his solvency.
The certificates and boads of Jos.
L. Hshn, Sheriff, John B. Willis,
Register of Deeds, were presented
and referred to County Attorney.
Upon motion the County Attor
ney was instructed to inquire into
the special law regarding bonds of
the register of deeds of Craven
county whether it can be reduced
Application for the office of
keeper of Claremont bridge was re
ferred forjeferenco and action.
The taxes of C. L. "Wetherington
was reduced from 2.000 to $200 by
reason of error.
B. P. Williams moved that Jof.
Dudley be elected couuty standard
keeper. Amended that application
be aoosidered by board.
R, P. Williams nominated Jas.
Dudley, E. W. Smallwood nomina
ted Eugene Tucker. Upon ballot,
rote stood, for Dudley, Hill, Wil
liams and Moeeley. For Tucker,
Brynn and Smallwood.
Fannie Williams was elected
keeper of County Poor House.
Certificate and bond of J. M.
I pock, constable for township No.
1 was accepted and ordered to be
filed. Board teokrecesj until 12
Tuesday, Dec., Sih.
Board met 1J o'clock. The county
attorney said that he bad exam inc.!
the bonds and found them correct.
The board ihen weut into an indi
vidual examination of each bond,
which were fouud to be regular.
The bonds of -tho following ofli
cials were received accepted and
For Register of Deeds, John B.
Willis, col. For Sliriff, Jos. L
Haho.- For County Treasurer, Chas.
B. Hill. For Standard keeper, Jas.
On motion, the bonds for town
ship constables were all placed at
"Board'took recess until 12 o'clock
This wk there la a husile and bustle
in oOr bimy tor we are opening all
kind ot Imu godi toys, dblte, games,
etc. Lota are bviag aetected so come
Sew mmr4 Caty l'milUaf r.
There was quite an interested
crowd at the Court House, yester
day, which gathered to see the new
board of County Commissioners take
At noon, County , Clerk W. M.
Watson administered the oath of
office to the following, who were
then duly declared County Commis
sioners of Craven: J. A. Bryan, E.
G. Hill, Sr., E. W. Smallwood, R.
P. Williams, Robt. G. Mosely, (col.)
Immediately upon taking their
places, Jas. A. Bryan, as chairman
of tbe old board, called the meeting
to order. Nomiriati -ns for chair
man were asked for, E. G. Hill, Sr.
being put in nomination by R. P.
Williams, and upon ballot being
taken, was declared duly elected,
Kaking bid seat with a few pleasant
words of thanks for the honor con
ferred upon him.
Seymomr Hancock was elected
county attorney. The Bonds of the
county officers who were recently
elected, were presented to the board
and upon motion were given to the
County attorney, to report upon
same today at 11 a. rrf.
James A. Brvan, the out going
; chairman of the Commissioners of ; and 6ome hogs, etc. About this ec
i Craven county, retires from this 1 centric old man there must be some
1 position after eighteen years of hard mvsterJj ne waa 70 vears old. W.
! work, which has f illen pretty heavi- "
j ly upon him, as he has taken a per- , ZORAH.
sonal interest in Craven county 1 "
, affairs, that very few others would We have the following sad news
I do, and he retires with the approval j to chronicle from this neighborhood.
of his party, for his labors in" its
behalf aa well as for his careful
; management of county matters. He
will still be a member of the board
and be able to give in tch practic il
advice in the future management uf
RICH RED BLOOD " the foun
dation of jrood health. That is why
Hood's Sarsaparilla, tJte One True
Blood Purifier, gives HEALTH.
The Third ly Tnkrn np With the
The Jiisper affray oaso, which has
been a notable one, passing from
the Mayor's court to the Superior
; court, was called first. Over au
hour was taken up in securing a
1 On the docket it was the State
vs. William Kasbery and ten oth
ers, for an Affray.
1 in the case of Wm. Rxsberry,
Bryan Dawson and Chas. Pruden,
who were found guilty by jurv,
Raaberry was sentenced to county
jail for two mouths and Dawscn six
months. Pruden entered prayer for
judgment, continued to next court.
Wm. Rasberry, for carrying con
cealed weapons, Judgment was Sus
pended. On civil docket, State vs. W. N.
& N. R. R. was heard. Judgment
The civil docket cases tried were
of no special interest to the public,
except in the case of State of North
Carolina, ex-ret. W. II. Worth,
Treasurer, vs. County Commission
ers of Craven; in which judgment
was rendered for defendant. This
was the action brought to recover
the costs of quartering the troops at
James City, during the trouble of
The following ara the docket cases
Dougherty vs. Wetherington,
Cohen vs. Heath, Order of sale.
Smith vs. (iolcr, 30 days to file
The New Berne Building and
Loan Association vs. Cohen, Report
Work Bros vs. Cohen & Sultan,
Bynum vs. Baker, Continued.
Kennedy vs. West. Judgment.
Hines vs. Outlaw, Continued.
Strand vs. E. C. D. Line, Con
Watson, vs. Carmine, Report of
Hn ruber vs. Eastern B. L. Asso
Justin vs. Justin, Continued
under former order.
Scheelsy vs. Koch, Judgment.
National Bank vs Spencer and
J. L- Rhem, Judgment.
State North Carolina ex-reL W.II.
Worth, Treasurer, vs. County Com
missioners of Craven, Judgment.
Wbitehurst va W. N. & N. R. R
cse went to the jury. The jury
awarded the plaintiff 100 dam
ages. Snow Pump Co. vs. Dunn et a's
was the only other case heard, and
tliat was continued until today.
Announce the presence of rlmematism
which causes untold suffering. Rheuma
tism is due to the lactic acid in the blood.
It cannot be cured by liniments or other
outward applications. Hood's Sursapar
illa purifies the blood, removes the cause
of rheumatism and permanently cures this
disease. This is the testimony of thous
ands of people who once suffered the
pains of rheumatism but who have actual
ly been cured by taking Hood's 8arsapa
rilla. Its great power to act upon the
blood and remove every impurity is the
wonderful cures by Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Hermit af Loaf Ialaod Rrad.
In Bogue Sound, Carteret county,
N. C. there are many little Islands,
one of these called Long Island, has
been inhabited for two or three years
past by one single man, calling him
self Alfred Bevis by name, he was
a itrange being, wore long hair and
beard, seemed to be a man of con
siderable sense and intellect, was
something of a preacher and had
some considerable money, he came,
he said from New Jersey, had a
wife and children, but owing to
same difficulty had separated from
them and drifted to N. C.,and final
ly come to Morehead City and from
there to Long Island, where he has
been for two yearsishing, clamming,
bunting, etc. No one could find
out anything straight from him or
his family if any he had, as he was
very quietand would say nothing to
give information of himself or
family. A week or so ago he was
rtuken sick and died on his island.
He bad some friends on Bogue Banks
and they visited him occasionally
and when he was taken sick went to
see h'm and some of them were
with him when he died, among them
Mr. Michael Smith who took charge
of his effects amounting to, it is said
11,500. Haven't heard lately what
is done or being done with his ef
fects. I knew Mr. Bevis well, have
been in his company many times,
but could never find out anything
from him only he came from Jersey.
He was called by many the Hermit
of Long Island, he had build him-
i self a little house, had a stove in it,
! cultivated a garden, raised chickens
Qu Dec. 1st, Susan Toler, aged 25
vear8,wife of John Toler, died. She
leaves a small child, besides a hus
band, and relatives to mourn her
death. Consumption was the cause
of her death.
On the tJth inst. Mr?. Mary Whit
ford, 37 years old, died of the same
disease, consumption. She had been
a sufferer for r long time. These
two were sisters. Mrs. Whitford
leaves a child and husband.
Kllih Annual Msflliiir.
i The fifth annual meeting of the
, P. and II. M. Society of the North
Carolina Conference met in Centen
ary church Now Berne, N. C, De
cember Gth., 18'Jb', at 7:00 p. m.
j The secretary called tne roll, the
.following responding: Miss May hew
Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Black, Mrs.
; Moore, Mrs McCaho, Mrs. Sent,
!Mrs. Cnvft, Airs. S.vind.-ll, Miss
I Dosher, Mrs. Kendall, Miss Frazelle.
1 The adciress of welcome was de
livered by Miss Mayhew, response
by Mrs. Craft.
It was ordered that all ministers
and ladies present who are interest
ed in this work be considered mem
bers of this body, and invited to
participate in its deliberations. Bro.
W. L. Cunnigham made a few
remarks assuring the ladie3 of his
sympathies in this great work.
Mrs. Brooks corresponding secre
tary of the Western Conference, was
introduced and expressed great
pleasure in being present.
Hours for meeting were fixed at
10 a. m. and 3 p. m.. adjourning at
After a beautiful selection ren
dered by the choir, the meeting
Benediction by A. D. Betts.
The meeting was called to order
by the president, Mrs. C. 1'. Dye.
The President's address yesterday
morning wis full of tender pleading
for more earnest zeal in this noble
Tho Report of Corresponding
secretary showed growth in the
Mrs. Brooks came with affection
ate greeting from the Western Con
ference. A rising vote of thanks
was tendered Mrs. Brooks for her
Resolutions were offered by Mrs.
Roger Moore as to the establishment
of an industrial school in Eastern
Resolutions were adopted and
ordered sent to the board of mis
sions, during the session of Confer
ence at Kinston.
Several letters of thanks were re
ceived from preachers in the West,
to whom the society had sent sup
plies. Mrs. Kendall was made agent for
Reports from the following dis
trict secretaries were read: Mrs.
McCabe and Mrs. Scott, af,er which
the morning session closed.
Evenisg session was formally
Treasurer repoited -jsr-l.TO raised
during the year.
Encouraging reports were re
ceived from the following auxil
liaries: Durham, Durham, Trinity
church, and Main street. Lumber,
ton, Wilmington, Kenansville.Sont h
port, Gohlsboro, New Berne, Or
mondsville, Weldou, Littleton.
A paper on Brevards Epworth
school was read by Mrs. Kendall.
The committees on finance, pub
lica'ion and extention of work, re
ports from these were adopted.
A resolution in memory cf Mrs.
Berry was read by Mrs. Craft.
After this the hymn, Asleep in
Jesus was sung.
Resolution of thanks was tender
ed the kind people for opening
their hearts and homes to us.
The election of officers resulted as
Mrs. Dye, President.
Mrs. Hutcninge, vice-President.
Mrs. Anderson, Corresponding
Mrs. Black, Recording Secretary.
Mrs. Moore, Treasurer.
Col. Roger Moore, Auditor.
The following resolutions were
Resolved, 1st, That tbe sincere
thanks of this body be extended to the
citizens of New Berne who have so
kiDdly proferred, to us the most cheer
ful hospitality, and who by their open
hearted princely entertainment have
placed us under lasting obligation, aud
will cause us to bear away with us, a
memory fraught with joy, teeming
with fragrance and echoing with notes
of richest music.
Resolved, 2nd. That to the pastor
and trustees of Centenary church, to
the ladies who have so thoughtfuHy
decorated the chancel with beautiful
flowers and plants, and to the choir for
the sweet and charming music, we give
our warm thanks and would invoke
upon each and all to whom wo have
been placed under obligation Heaven's
Mrs. F. D. Swindell,
Mrs. J. T. Kendall,
Mrs. W. H. McCabe.
The following delegates are here
and are guests as follows:
Mrs. H. B. Anderson, Southport with
Mrs. M. J. Simpson.
Mrs. Roger Moore, Wilmington, with
Mrs. S. H. Scott.
Mrs. A. C. Craft, Wilmington, with
Mrs. S. H. Scott.
Mrs. R. S. Black, "Wilmington, with
Mrs. M. J. Simpson.
Mrs. Dey, Beaufort, with Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. J. R. Brooks, Reidsvillc, with :
Mrs. I,. M. Hendren. j
Miss Mamie Frazelle
with Mrs. S. J. Pope.
Miss V H. McCabe,
Mrs. L. II. Cutler.
Miss Flora Kendall, Kenansville, with
Mrs. E. A. Delamar.
Miss Carrie Dosher, Southport, with
Mrs. O. M. Crnpon.
Mrs. A. H. Webb, Morehead with Mrs.
Mrs. F. D. Swindell, Goldsboro, with
Mrs. T. A. Green.
Mrs. Spencc Ingelh.irdt, Hyde county,
with Mrs. W. Moore,
A number of sportsmen form
Pollocksville are in our midst on a
big bear hunt We ' -pc thev wi'l
be successful in capturing- the bear
as they are ve:y : inner. ;us in our
Hog killing and sausage making
is the topic of the day in our midst.
Messrs. A. B. and C. F. Smith
from Polloksville m ide a pleasant
visit at thi;- place Sunday last. Mr.
A.B. Smith speaks of making Ashe
ville his future home; we will re
gret his departure very much.
Mr. Grayson Bar bee and grand
daughter, Miss Claudia from the
Richlands spent last week in our
midst visiting friends. We would
be pleased to have them to do so
We were sorry indeed to hear of
the death of Mrs. Azoni Lee, our
highly esteemed fiiend of Polloks
vil'e. We hope that our loss is her
eternal gain. We believe that Mrs.
Lee was a devoted christian lady .
Mr. J A. Pittman ha3 purchased
the J. T. Bartley store and is tear
ing it down and etilarging it.
The little girl of Mr. and Mrs.
James Parkins was severely burned
lastSaturday by her clothes ca'ching
fire while she was phiving near the
fire place. Mrs. Parkins was badly
burned on both hands in trying to
pot out the fire on the burning
child. Dr. Blount was' called in
and today the burned ones are do
ing as well as could be expected.
The Methodist church here caught
fire last week from a defective stove
pipe, but wag found out before much
damage was done.
The dwelling house of Captain C.
Buckmaster caught fire during the
blizzard, but was discovered aud
extinguished before material dam
age was done.
Commodore Hiy,:,nd,. Captain
James Smith went on a grand hunt
ing expedition last Saturday. They
hunted Bogue banks from end to
end. from sunrise 'till sunset and
captured one little drake dipper
duck, two sea gulls, one shite poke
heron and one killdee ; they got wet
by falling overboard, ran on a shell
rock and lost their centre-board,
ate a mess of banks sparkle berries
and got poisoned by them, got aw-j
ful scared in the banks at a black
stump by thinking it wa3 a "bar,"'
fell in a hole and lost a boot, and in
trying to get the boot lost his hat,
aud came home mad and wet as a
Mr. J. T. Bartley has just finish
ed digging his "taters."
Mrs. Nash Mattock- of Silverdale
is champion on rutabaga raising,
we saw some of hers that weighed
5 pouii-.-- each.
Mr. M. Russell raised s one very
large sweet potatoes this season, and
the largest we liver saw. One pota
to measured three feet and four
inclies in length, and was as large
round as a man's arm. They were
a mixture of bahamas and yams
Rev. J. L. Stephenson, of M E
Church Blueridge Conference, is
sent back to this circuit in place of
Rev. J. S. Warren, as first spoken
of. Brother Stephenson was at his
appointment here last Sunday morn
ing and at night, preaching two ex
celient sermons. He wa3 accompa
nied by his admirable wife. Ilis
appointment here is ewry first Sun
day morning and night.
We have to congratulate Captain
Joe Sabiston of the Schooner John
R. P. Moore, in takin .for himself
a second wife.
Mr. Ei. Foster came home with
his bride yesterday,Jand is domiciled
at his- father's home. .
Mr. George F. Liebinanan died
very suddenly Monday night, Nov
30th. of heart disease.
Messrs. E. D. Avery and Tim
othy McCoy attended Superior
court last week.
Mr. Milton Prescott, Perfection's
young photographer was in Cove
Mrs. II. A. Avery returned from
Dover, Monday, where she had been
Miss Alice Taylor who has been
visiting relatives at Goose Creek
since Thanksgiving, came home
Messrs. J. R A-very and J. N.
Charlton, camo up from New Berne
Saturday to take a piep at their old
Miss Oiivia Waters of Ntw Berne
spent a few days with friends in
Cove, and left for her home Mon
Mr. Scott McCoy and his sister
Miss Debbie went to Closs Sunday
and returned Monday. The new
cage is about ready for the bird.
Rev. Dr. Sandford preached his
farewell sermon at--Epworth Sunday j
night and left with hia wife aud !
daughter Wednesday to attend J
Conference at Kinston. Dr. Sand j
ford has labored earnestly and faith j
fully during this year. He has not j
missed a single appointment and
has not ouly received one hundred i
and twenty seven souis into the M. ;
E. Church for his hire, but goes up
to Conference with a clean financial
record. Every dollar of the annual
assessments have been paid, and the
beloved pastor of Craven circuit
leaves with a glad heart, we trust to
return again. j
Notwithstanding the inclemency j
of the weather and the repeated I
predictions of many that it would J
be an entire fai'uie, the backer, i
party, Friday night was qui'e a,
.suec-ss, and profits ot-yoiid the ex ;
1 pectations cf any were realized.
' Tbe school house in which it wa-?
held, had been beautifully decorated j
with evergreens, ' y the excel le.-. t j
teacher, Mrs. A. II. Aiphin. A;
warm fire burned in the stove and j
the cosy room was very inviting to
the goodly number, who ventured
j out on the snow. Mr. C. J. White
sold the baskets to the highest bid
j der. Fourteen baskets were sold
for $10.75. The wit and humor of
j the salesman occasioned much fun
land merriment. Two elegant cakes
I were furnished by Mrs. Dr. Sand
ford and Mrs. L. F. Taylor. One
was voted off for the prettiest aud
most popular young lady aud was
awarded to Miss Nora White That
brought SIC. 05. The other was
sold for $1.10. The entire proceeds
Historic Tree Planllnc
The "Call," and the "Examiner,"
newspapers of San Francisco, pub
lish accounts of interesting cere
monies held in that city, in which
North Carolina, as one of the thir
teen original Lnited States, bore a
On October lOth. the 115th. anni
versary of Cornwallis' surrender at
Yorktown, (in Uie Golden Gate
Park.) the Sequoia chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion" planted a tree from, and in
historic, soil of each of the thirteen
original United States.
The trce,from this State, and the
soil are thus described:
"From North Carolina comes a
backberry oak with soil from the
Guilford battle ground; from the
side of Fort Raleigh on Roanoke
Island,, from the spot near Hillsboro
where Governor Trvon hune six of
the Regulators, from the founda
tion of Tryon's colonial "palace'
at New Berne and from the grave of
Major John Daves of the N. C
Besides the battle and those who
perished there, the soil from Guil
ford represents also the graves of
William Hooper and John Penn,
two of the signers of the Declara
tion of Independence, whose re
mains now rest on that battlefield.
In planting the trees a silver
trowel wa3 used, the handle of which
was made of wood of a magnolia
tree planted by George Washington
at Mount VTernon. The thirteen
trees are planted in the form of an
arch Pennsylvania appropriately
forming the "Keysto; --" of the arch.
The soil and tree from our State,
were furnished by Mrs. Mary McK.
Nash, of New Berne, State Regent
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, and it is hoped to sup
plement the backberry with a black
walnut from llmnoke Island, and
the soil with earth from the scene
of the Mecklenburg Declaration;
from the battlefields of Moore's
creek and Ramseur's mill, from the
graves of General William Davidson
and Uichard Caswell, and other
In a poem recited on the occasion
of the tree planting these lines oc
'For Hillsbro' and Catawba
Will pin ut the hackberry tree."
"William J. Bryan is a finished
orator," remarked Albert Benson,
of Jacksonville, recently. "Ho is
now a finished orator in more senses
than one; but what I mean is that
he is not only eloquent and forceful
but also quick to see a point and
quicker to take advantage of it.
Whenever he is upon his feet he is
able to take care of himself in any
verbal sparring match which may be
ou the bills.
"But I remember one occasion
when this muster of repartee was
completely nonplused and unable to
hold his own at a time he seemed to
need all the eloquence at his com
mand. "It occured mauy years ago, when
we both were students at the Illi
nois College, at Jacksonville. Pres
ident Sturtf vant, of the college. was
quite a chicken fancier, and his
coop contained many cosUy fowls
One night several of us decided that
it would be an easy job to raid the
doctors hen-roost and have an im
promptu chicken feast ou the cam
pus. Bryan was the leader in the
enterprise. In some way Dr. Stur
tevant got wind of the affair and
was watching for us. The night
was almost pitch dark, and of course
we were unaware of the doctor's
presence on the scene. Bryan en
tered the coop and soon passed out
to me a fine rooster, with the re
mark: 'Here's Old Spots himself.'
"We college boys had nicknamed
President Sturtevant 'Old Spots'
and always referred to him thus
"A moment later a hen was pass
ed out to nifj Bryan remarking as
he did so: 'Here's Mrs Spots.' Next
came a pullet, and Bryan said,
'Now, I take pleasure in presenting
to you Miss Spots.'
"There-was no interruption and
the feast came off as it had been!
planned. A few days later we were
somewhat surprised to receive an
1 C nil
V iJki-- 3.-' ivy
also $2.50 and
$2 shoes for
men and $2.50, c
52.00 and 51.75
The lull line for sale by
I . T. BAXTER.
We Must Do It !
We expect several CAR LOADS of all classes of Horses and Mule
from Kentucky and Ohio, and
They Will lie Sold for the High Dollar.
Get your money together and be ready.
Everything guaranteed as represented.
While yon are looking forward for these sales, don't forget tbe fact
that we carry in stock from 75 to 100 head of horses and mule, full line
of carriages and buggies of different grades, and a choice aelfClioD of
harness, robes, whips, etc.. that we are selling daily at close figures for
cash or on time for negotiable paper.
XL. II AIIX A CO.
If You Want
tee or Mule !
aw JT M A
TilH "" J1 minim I
ix o x.u.sijjxi ottie now, but prices to suit
purchasers. First clrtss Livery and handsome
NEW BERNE, N. C. N
invitation to dine at the president's
residence, and were considerably'
worried when we compired notes
itid found that no hoys were invited
except those who luid participated
in the henVoost raiJ.
"We were received cordially and
were treated royally. After an hour'
of jollity dinner was announced and
we tilod into tho dining-room and
took places at the table. At the head
of the table sat President Sturte
vant; on his left was Bryan, on his
right a young woman attending the
Jacksonville seminary, the very girl
who afterward became Mrs. Bryan.
Tho doctor bowed his head reveren
tially and said grace. Raising tbe
carving knife and fork. h turned
to Bryan and said: 'I am ready to
serve you, young man; do you pre
fer a piece of "Old Spots" or "Mrs.
Spots" or "Miss Spots ?"
"And the eloquent Mr. Bryan ha
not answered that question, ven to
this day." Chicago Time6-Herald.
KINGS bf KINGS
MEX or STOVES,
So if you want the best Stove on
the market buy the
Also a fine line of Coal Stoves.
r.. II. Cutler A Co.
Did you attend our big print sale yes
terday ? Only think of getting good Cal
ico at 3J(r. that's-what-thc-people bought
it at yesterday. Babfoot's,
BEST pi T3I WORLD.
A 5.5.00 S3CE FOR JJ.OO.
It is stylish, durable and pcrfrct-fittirtg, qualities
absolutely necessary to make a finished shoe. The
cost of manufacturing allows a smaller profit to dealers
than ;ny shoe- sold at $3.00.
V. L. Douglas S3.50, $4.00 and $5.00 Shoes arc the
productions of skilled workmen, from the best
possible to put into snoei sous ai wear
The "Belmont" and "Pointed
Toe" (shown in cuts) will be
the leaders this season, but any
other style desired may be
obtained from our agents.
We n only tlm Jxot Clf. Rot Oalf
tall ni.lrTi), PiTiK-h Ktil Calf. rnh
Knnrrwl, Vlcl K11. etc., t orr-
lmid with prlr of th ttutKm.
If dMler cannot lupplr ro. wrH
W. L. POUOLXS. Brack taa.
2w Borne, X. C.
75 liead of
of the KIR MESS
and DANCES ol
l Will be given at the Opera Ilonse,
WILMINTON. N. C,
Eo3 14,15 16417.
Matinee on Saturday Dec. 19.
Reserved seats will be on Bale at
Yates book store, Wilmington, N.
C, at 9 a. m. Thursday, Doc 10,
price 50c. , and tl .00. Seats may
be reserved by letter or telegram.
Special rates and trains on Railroads.
Read full desenpti'n and inter
esting particulars in "Kirmeag," for
sale at all book stores price 5c.
MERCH ANTSSA VEM0NET"
BYJLEAVINU YOUR 0R
TERR WITH ME.
F. ULRICH, Grocer,
j45 MIDDLE STREET.,
New Berne Weekly Journal (New Bern, N.C.)
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