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SOME LEGAL FKEAKS
Jndge Bryan's Condition.
Washington, Jan. 6 Judge Henry R.
Brva o of New Bern, who underwent a
Hellcata and dangerous ' operation at
J ohm Hopkins Hospital In Baltimore
Saturday, Is reported today as doing Tery
well. His son, Henry R., Jr., arrived
here tonight from Baltimore, on his way
home. He said his father had stood the
operation well and recovered manfully
from It, and he was so much encouraged
that he predicted that Judge Bryan
would be himself again . within a few
weeks. Raleigh Post. i
At Littleton College ,r
" On the evening of New Year's Day
the Sophomore Class of Littleton Fe
male College very delightfully enter
tained the Faculty and Seniors at a moat
The College Parlor were beautifully
decorated and an excellent program was
well rendered. . ".."' ;..
Delicious refreshments were served in
the spacious dining hall and-" many In
teresting games entranced the evening s
' ; f Special a?aTe (
Governor Aycock has called a special
term of the Superior Court of Craven
county, for civil case only, for one
, week beginning February 8rd next. The
regular term begins February 10th for
one week, and this giver' two Weeks of
court. This was necessary because the
civil docket was nearly all continued at
tne tall term on account of the Illness Of
the presiding Judge. Judge Francis D.
Winston will preside. ; " "
Schooner Stranded. . '
Woodshuli, Mass. Jan. 6-A. lumber laden
schooner is stranded oh the shoals off
Nobska light, i A tug rescued the crew.
. Mayor Low's Message.
New York, Jan. 8 Mayor Low In hit
message to the Aldermen, aayss "The
end of blackmail l at, hand. No mora
shakedown will be allowed." He an
nounced an f greasive policy for purity,
and that bo employe 'will have to pay
one cent to secure his right. . - -
The Bell Starts; for Charleston.
Philadelphia, Jan, 6 Liberty bell,' In
charge of Mayor Asbrldge, the official
escort Of the city councllmen and the
city department heads, started for the
Charleston exposition today. A salute
of twenty-one gun waa fired on her de
parture. ; - ' .
. -" t v v i , ' ' 'in' ii .i i-i 'fi'xf'
Pope Is Just Alive. '
' RomersJan. ((-'-The Pope Is In a state
of Incredible weakness aa the result of
the diplomatic reception held recently.
He it only Just alive. i -
Maclay's Successor. '
Washington, Jan, 6 Secretary Long
has appointed John A.'. Kearney, of Co
hoes, N. Y. Buocessor to historian Maclay
at the Brooklyn navy yard. -
B'jnatnre - . - j
Of . -9
Rfetarn to your dealer
you one package
is no better "Bright Virginia" cigarette
HEROISM AT A FIRE.
Vb- Result Vtca Neither Olrl Would
Climb Dotva First.
r-Not long ago a hotel waa partially
ourned and was tho scene of some Sen
sational escapes aa well as of more
than one death. A young woman was
telling of her experiences on that
night, when she and a friend occupied
room on the third floor. They hod
been talking until a late hour, when
they were startled by the cry of "Fire!"
"We Jumped up," said the girl, "and
rushed to tho door. Flames filled the
corridor. . The elevator shaft and the
fire escapee were quite cut off from us,
and nothing remained for the people
on our side but to use the windows,
Aa Koto and I stared out at the red
glow in horror one or two people pass
ed the windows, letting themselves
down by the ropes. We looked out at
them, dosed for a moment, and the
crowd below snouted, 'Don't Jump!
Then my brain cleared. I am pretty
good at climbing, and somehow the
idea of my being injured never enter
ed my bead. I said to Kate: 'Quick!
Take the rope and let yourself down!'
Kate turned to me and said quietly,
but firmly: I am stronger than you.
Ton go Bret' w
"1 wont, said i, with Insinuating
eontenipt You know T can always
take core of myself.'
1 ahan't go first,' said Kate.
"Then we both lost our tempers.
Kate,' I said, 'your chief fault always
was obstinacy.' ...
"Oh, said she la withering scorn,
and yon'rs not at all obstinate, stay
tag op here to burnt , r
., "One form after another passed the
window. The flames shone brighter
than ever. I was furious at Kate and
she at me. We shook our fists at each
other. The crowd shouted, 'Don't
Jump!" and 1 shrieked back at them:
Tm not going to Jump, you idiots! If a
Kate's fault!' . . ,
"Really, when I think of the names
we called each other, standing there
wKh death creeping closer every mo
ment, I blush. The crowd yelled fran
tically. 1 won't go firstl X shouted at
Hate. c -. v -.- ;
r "I won't stir an Inch! she shrieked
at ine. . ,., '-r.
Then well dlef I cried melodra
matically. ;. :. . . -
"Dont be a fool! Take the roper
she yelled. v . ;
"Nof I shouted. Just then there
was a great shove at the door, and the
firemen shouted In the corridor, 'If s all
outf Kate and I fell Into each other's
arms hysterically. J We vowed never
to speak of our idiocy, but we have a
sense of humor, and so we've both told
the story of our heroism." New York
"Hwm ' v "' "
, Davis-Bishop. -?
iillMfittlaV.BUVop, daughter of Mr
and Mrs. W. H. Bishop of this city, and
Mr. Blchaid W, Davis, engineer ot the
Tog Essex, were married at eight o'clock
last night In the presence f a number
of relatives and friends at the home of
the bride. on -Queen street. Rev. J. A.
McKaughan, performing the cememony.
Heals Should Never Ache. ,
Never endure this trouble. Use at
Dace the remedy that stopped it for Mrs.
N. A. . Webster, of Winnie Vs., the
writes "Dr. King's New Life Pills
Wholly cured me of sick headaches I had
suffered from for two years," Cure Head
ache, Constipation, Biliousness. 25c. at
C. D.'Bradham' drug store.
he will give
Christmas House Entertainment.
The Christmas 'entertainment at the
Free Will Baptist church last night wus
a grand success. A new idea for the
children In the way of a house instead
of a tree. There was a largo cloth
stretched across the house just In front
of the stand, on which was painted the
picture or a beautiful house with doors
and windows, and in both windows was
the picture of old Santa Claus. A few
minutes after seven o'clock the church
door was opened and the children all
conducted to the special seats prepared
for them. Then came the grown peoplo
until the church house was crowded.
At J:30 the exercises opened by a sang
and prayer. Then followed the recita
tions by the children with several songs
by the choir and congregation. Then a
short talk by the pastor, Elder Frost in
a way of explanation of the house and
what it contained. Then came Santa
through the door of the . house in full
view of the children, which was much
enjoyed, not by the children alone, but
by the whole congregation. Then Old
Santa handed the children their presents
as their names were called by the com
The hour was pleasantly spent by the
whole congregation. The management
by the committee was a complete sue
A good story la related of an English
theatrical manager who, by thrift and
hard work, had amassed a fortune.
Previous to the production of one
play the stage carpenters had.to repair
a trap, and the head carpenter went to
the manager and Informed him that it
could not be done in the dark.
"Well, lad. thee won't have t' gas,"
answered the manager. . "Here, tak'
this and buy a candle."
And he handed him a halfpenny. '
The carpenter pleaded that' they
wanted two in order to get sufficient
light . - ' '
"How long will f Job tak' theer
asked the manager. - - '' ;
"About ten minutes," waa the reply.
: "Then cut f candle In two," was the
answer, Theo Won't have any. more
. Aa Emerson ThoasTbt,
He who knows that power la in the
soul, that he la weak only because he
has looked for good out of him and
elsewhere and, so perceiving, throws
himself unhesitatingly on his thought,
instantly rights himself, stands in the
erect position, commands his limbs,
works miracles, just as a man who
stands on his feet is stronger than a
man who stands on his head. Ralph
Waldo Emerson. :
, Base Ball Meeting.
Those Interested In Base Ball are ask
ed to meet at the Jotjrhal office, tomor
row, Thursday night, at;8 o'clock.
, : Marauls La Fayette. '
- The eighth North Carolina booklet has
been issued and la entitled, "Monsieur
Le Marquis de La Fayette." It is writ
ten by Maj. E. J. Hale, editor of the Fay
"t'.pvlllo Observer. The series ot book
lets are very Interesting and worthy of
r reservation. ' For sale at Ennett's Book
Coasts what you eat.
Reported Scarce There. Shipments Hade
An oyster dealer said to day that the
oyster market was very much off and
during hie seventeen years in the busi
ness he had never seen them scarcer
than they are this season.
The Chesapeake Bay oysters were a
failure this year and all the oyst-r
men In this section of tho country are
shipping to Norfolk and Baltimore,
leaving the lacal markets almost with
out oysters. A New Bern dealer wrote
to a gentleman In Wilmington a few
days Blnce and stated that he hadn'nl
had an oyster in his house from before
Christmas up to the 80th of December
He says he has orders for more than a
The New River oysters are not fat
this year. This Is due to the north
east winds driving so much salt wster
up into the river and too much salt
hurls them. A New River dealer says
he has 250 acres of garden oysters and
they are not fit to market.
Wilmington has been getting mostly
Stump Sound oysters this year, but
even the supply of these has been lim
ited on account of the growth of a
thick moss, which almost covers them.
The Stump Sound oysters bring $1 a
gallon. They are almost as fine as the
garden oysters from New River. Wil
mlngton Dispatch, 6th.
The supply of Oysters here has been
very liberal this week and shippers have
had a full supply. The condition of
oysters this year In this section Is not at
all as reported from below. The opsters
are fat and the finest that have been
seen here in many years.
Onslow County Court.
The regular term of Superior Court of
Onslow county will not meet until Wed
nesday January 12nd, on account of
Judge Tlmberlake being detained at
Louisburg and not being able to reach
Onslow before the above date. The clerk
of the court will notify Jurors and wit
nesses not to attend until such date. The
regular session would begin January
- Perhaps Ton Wonder ;f -
if the tormenting cold that made last
winter one long misery will be as bad
this year. : Certainly not, if you take
Allen's Lung Balsam when tickling and
rawneu in the throat announce the
presence of the old enemy, , Do not ex
pect the cold to wear itself out. Take
the right remedy in time. Allen's Lung
Balsam is free from opium.
Week of Prayer Observance.
As announced, various . churches in
the city are observing this week as the
Week of prayer. The service tonight
will be held In the Flrt-t Baptist church
Rev. R. F. Bumpas will deliver a special
address on "Our churches." The public
is cordially Invited to attend. .
Great Railroad Traffic.
Chicago, Jan. 8 The report bt the
railway trafflo for the year just ended
shows a record-breaking business. Three j
million bushels of grain are held here
owing to car shortage. ;- i
CURIOUS TWISTS THAT OBTAIN IN
ENGLISH CRIMINAL LAW.
A Pereom May Be GalKy of PerJarT
Taoasa He Swear to the Troth So
Bach Offense aa Treepaaa Potata
In no branch of the law as It Is dis
pensed In Great Britain are such curi
ous points to be found or a greater
number of anomalies to be met with
than in the criminal brnuch thereof.
It may be news t some people, for
Instance, to kuow that there are a num
ber of things In existence which can
not be stolen, such as n corpse, animals
fene natunc 1. e., animals wild In a
elite of nature (with certain excep
tions crented by starute)-soII of the
earth, etc. To attempt to steal nothing
would nppenr on the face of It to be
an impossibility, much less a crime,
but a mnn Indicted for attempting to
pick a lndy's pocket which was subse
quently found to be empty was found
guilty of nn "attempt to commit theft,"
though, in fact, there was nothing in
the pocket to steal.
Any one lucky cnouph to pick up a
sovereign lying In the road will be glad
to hear that, If at the time of finding
It he had no reasonable means of dis
covering the owner of it, and also if he
did not at the same time conceive the
idea of appropriating It to himself, he
will not be guilty of stealing if he
keeps his lucky find, even If the right
ful owner discovers nnd claims It.
Most people walking In tho country
must have noticed on numerous occa
sions boards or placards posted up In
woods, MeliK etc., notifying In large
letters that "trespassers will be prose
cuted," but few are nwnre that such
notices are utterly useless and no one
need feel the least alarm thereat, there
being no such offense known in crimi
nal law as such n trespass, and a per
son could never be prosecuted for such
an offense. They are. In fact. In the
words of that eminent Jurist, Sir Fred
erick Pollock. In his well known work,
"I'ollock ou Torts," a "wooden false
hood." It Is a common fallacy to Imagine
that the crime of forgery consists in
signing another's name, though In fact
committing forgery consists In making
and uttering any false Instrument In
writing with attempt to defraud; thus
it may bo n forgery to omit n word
from n document, and it will be a mat
ter of considerable surprise to many to
learn that it is possible for a person to
forgo his or her own name. A person,
however, who fraudulently Inserts an
other's name on n picture, thereby sell
ing it us the work of some other artist,
is not guilty of forgery, as a picture is
not an "Instrument In writing."
The crime of perjury also does not
quite "fit in" with the generally ac
cepted idea, which Is that if n person
after being sworn on oath to speak the
truth, swc:.rs falsely, he is guilty of
such oD'ense. This is correct with the
important qualification that the fact
the witness has sworn to must be ma
terlal to the case. Thus, if .a witness
on being duly sworn gave a false ad
dress on being asked where he lived,
this, thono-li untrue wnnlil not- nmmint
I to perjury, ns tho place where the wit
ness lived would be quite immaterial,
That n person may be guilty of per
jury though speaking tho truth may
seem a curious ojiomaly, but such nev
ertheless is tho fact, r.s tho test of per
jury is not whether a person Is speak
ing what he believes to be the truth;
so, If a witness, for Instance, on being
asked, "What colored tlu was tho pris
oner wearing when you met him?" re
plied "red," when in fact ho did not
really notice, ho would be guilty of
perjury, even though the prisoner was
in reality wearing a red tie when-the
witness met him.
Numerous other instances of crimes
which present similar curious points to
the above might be given, and, in pass
ing, persons taking out insurances
against burglary might note that this
crime can only be committed between
tho hours of 0 p. in. and C a. m.; that
breaking into a house by means of an
open door or window Is not burglary,
although entering a house by sliding
down the chimney is.
Wo must not conclude this article
without a short reference to a compar
atively recent case In which a man not
possessing the means to pay entered a
restaurant, where he ordered and ate a
good dinner. As, however, he was un
able to pay for the same ho was given
in charge and subsequently indicted
for "obtaining goods by false pre
tenses." The case resulted in the pris
oner's acquittal on the ground that he
had not been guilty of any false pre
tenses. This individual therefore had a good
meal on tho cheap, but we should not
advise any enterprising reader to emu
late his example, as, although he could
not Indeed be prosecuted for obtaining
goods by false pretenses; It seems that
he will still he criminally liable under
the bankruptcy act for obtaining credit
by fraudulent means. London Tlt-Blts.
A,vertiiia a Panto.
On one occasion John Philip Sousa by
his promptness was tho direct means
of stopping i panic which might have
had the most disastrous results. While
his band was playing before 12,000 peo
ple in St Louis the electric lights in
tho hall went out suddenly. People
gSn to move uneasily in their seats.
and some even began to make a rush
for the doors. Coolly tapping with his
baton, Sousa gave a signal, and Imme
diately his band began playing, "Oh,
Dear, What Can the Matter Be?" A
tiny ripple of laughter that Went round
the, audience showed that confidence
had partially been restored. When the
band began to play "Wait Till the
Clouds Roll By," the laughter deep
ened into a roar of ' merriment that
only ended when the lights were turn
ed on again.
Spring Weather In England.
London,. Jan. 4. After a period of
gales which strewed the coasts with
reckage and completely disorganized.
the telegraphic service, English weather
has assumed spring-like mildness.
Richmond, Vs., Jan. 4. The result of
the burning of the Tower building at the
Eastern State Hospital for the Insane at
Williamsburg today, was the loss of one
life, one patient missing and a monetary
lost of 175,000. - ' . 1 ' -
WOMAN AND FASHION
A Baurt Blaaao.
The blouse illustrated herewith is ot
whits taffeta, with the lower part
adorned with tiny horlsontal tucks
and the upper section tucked vertical
ly, with the edge finished in points,
which are bordered with cretin lace
threaded with black velvet baby rib-
bon, the lace being carried up over the
blouse between each point The tuck
ed collar band is headed and edged
with the lace, and the full tucked
sleeves have deep tucked cuffs decorat
ed with the ribbon threaded lace. This
model Is very pretty and more service
able In darker silk trimmed with em
broidery gaion in pretty soft tones.
Senalble Slearea la Toaae,
A greater contrast between the
sleeves of five years ago and those of
today can scarcely be imagined. Then
women wore regular arm balloons '
which if properly manipulated ought
to have settled the flying machine
problem once and for all, but finally
they resolved themselves Into more
sensible proportions until one can now
pretty nearly guess at the contour of
the arm. The new sleeves, however,
aro anything except tight and plain
from shoulder to wrist At the elbow
or somewhere below it they begin to
full out. You may have a deep cuff
turned bock at the elbow and the
sleeve then fitted from elbow to wrist
And the portion between wriBt and el
bow may be of a material quite dis
tinct from the upper part, as lace or
chiffon or embroidered satin. Or the
cuff may turn back widely anywhere
between the elbow and wrist
A Smart Black Oonn.
A notion that bears the Impress of
elegant motif Is a soft black gown of
cashmere l'lnde, eollenne crape or mus
lin cloth trimmed with coarse ocher
colored lnce, the lace carried In long
lines from throat to feet and down the
back of sleeves, slightly puffed at the
wrist Behind the lace Is placed a lin
ing of white taffeta. The best beloved
lace in this deep tint Is composed of a
sort of drawn thread embroidery.
There Is a perfect rage for this on the
continent, where entire gowns are cre
ated of it mounted over white taffeta
slips." What supreme heights of dainti
ness cannot the needle attain nowa
days! Truly it is a craft of most cun
ning capabilities, one that enables us
to individualize, specialize and gener
A Picture Hat.
The graceful and striking picture hat
In the illustration is of pearly white
felt the new, soft silky felt that Is al
most but not quite beaver. The wide.
FACED WITH WHITE 06TBICH FKATBXB8.
upturned brim is faced With white os
trich feathers, .which make a delight
fully soft frame for the face. The long,
black ostrich plumes sweeping over
the brim form the entire and sufficient
trimming for this lovely chapeau.
New Xork Commercial Advertiser.
Veil Prom France.
A.becomlna fad la to wear a. veil of
the same shade as the hat, although
there Is an outcry against veils In Par
Is, where the fashionable actually ad
mit these face coverings do Injur the
complexion and the sight - .
A curious veil Is shown as an "auto
mobile novelty" It is soft and vrtda
and haa a gray netvfoundatlon dotted
wiia aisKs oi velvet, wucn are Delgs
on one slda. and black'on the other,
The Secret ot Lone Lite.
Consists In keeping all the main or
gans of the body In healthy, regular ac
tion, and in quickly destroying deadly
disease germs. Electric Bitters regulate
Stomach, Liver and Kidneys, purify the
blood, and give s splendid appetite.
They work wonders In curing Kidney
Troubles, Female Complaints, Kervous
Diseases, Constipation, Dyspepsia, and
Malaria. Vigorous '.health (and strength
always follow their use. Only SOc, guar'
anteed by C. D. firsdham, druggist.
A taut for ptrft firm- In luHpw
abl from ft lov of Ui beMttfula
Tho Ktnti oi Uw heliotrope, rlolet or fme sra
u precious m the lorely Mowers whose breath
ther are, and while the lives of flowers are brief
ana we can only enjoy them for a day. the
beautiful woman trWes the pleasure of her frs
irrance to ui as m permantrat blesKing. Tite tweet,
pure breath of the babe is sogtrestlre of innocence
and health the soft fragrance of a beautiful
woman sug-frests to the senses parity, health ard
elegance: she Is the refinement of civilization i
she is indicative of a desire to please, an Index of
good taste, and an unerring badge of geyiUty.
In regulating' those lanar periods In women, per
mit of no wrinkles, pal cheeks, tortured nerves
and shapeless figures. It is certain, sure and
safe. It is Nstujs'sreHrtedy.anathereisnosuch
thing as? cheating nature. The druggist may
offer some other remedy and call It "lust as good"
thus deceiving the purchaser t but the menstrual
organs will not be deceived by It, a permanent
Injury is often the result.
Try our Reguletor. Of all druggists, 91.00.
Our Treatise on Women mailed free.
THE BRADFICLD REGULATOR Jo.
FOR THE CURE
HO REUEDY EQUALS
k single doss will relieve suffering snd its
regular nsa will effect a permanent cure,
nm, as ajtd so cuts.
BEST FOR THE SOUTH.,
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Woad's 1902 Catalogue gives
comparative crop results, both as
to earliness and yield, with Maine
grown and Second-crop seed. It
also contains much otiter useful
and valuable information about
Potatoes. Wri te for Catalogue and
8pecial Potato Price List.
Wood's Descriptive Catalogue
for 1902 glyes rel lable, practical, up-to-date
Information about all Seeds, giving
not only deaorl ptlons, bu t the best craps
to frow, roost successful ways of grow
ing different crops, and much other in
formation of special Interest to every
Traoker, Gardener and Fanner. Mailed
free upon request.
T.W. Wood & Sons, Seedsmen,
' RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
Trackers and Farmers requiring large
Quantities of seeds are requested
to wite for special prices.
' V And all Kinds of -
Heating and Cooking Stoves and
Ranges, Lime, Cement, Piaster,
Paints, Oils, Varnish, Putty, Sash,
Doors, Blinds, Cutlery and all the
useful articles usually found in an
Up-to-date Hardware Store,
: Iaowest Prices.
Under He tel Cbattawka,
TTEiy msnw, is, c.
WUle In Beaufort be sure snd stop at
the Rusell House, First-Class Board.
A home for traveling people. Fishing
and hunting unexcelled. Terms $1.25 a
day ot f 5.00 per week
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