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HIW BIRN, CBAYH CODSTY, H. C, FRIDAY, DSCIMBIR 5, 1902 -8IC0H0 8CCTI0K.
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, .'. n a Absolutely: Pure S'- ,
A Substantial Gift to a Sinister. Chanfes
" December 8. Mr. Croom Rodman of
the firm Rodman and Rodman, of Wash
ington, N. 0. was here laat week for the
Interest of those who wish to purchase
BtUe lands. ,
Dt Bender, dentist, was in town last
week. ' i - 1 , : .
; A number of onr young people attend
ed a concert at Holly " Spring's school
: house Thanksgiving eve, and report
quite a pleasant time.' . '
Miss Eva Morton has gone to i More
head City to visit her brother,' Mr JB
Morton. S ,'';', ; ,
t Thanksgiving Is over, and the import
of the day was whether we are duly
grateful to our Giver for the great and
glorious blessings we are privileged to
Rev. J. II. M. Giles Is attending the M
E Conference at 'Wilmington this week.
A friend presented him with a handsome
$40 suit of clothes made by Mr. Chad
wick, of New Bern, before he left. The
people through the efforts of Mr. Giles
have paid off the entire debt of near
$500 on their now parsonage. ' .
Dr. and Mrs. C. T Wlndley apint
Thanksgiving day at New Bern. ;
Some changes are being made in Car
teret Lodge, and when finished It wilt be
quite a h ndsorac building. A party of
sportsmen there not long since killed
eight deer, one turkey and other game.
- The school at tho Academy Is prog
ressing; eighty-two pupils are enrolled
and many mure yet to enter.
Mr Oca. Ives Is here now looking af
ter his farming Interest. v,'
' And Loss of Lives By Hotel Fire In Chi
. . cago. ...
Special to Journal, -
, - Chicago, Dec 4 la the destruction of
... the Lincolnton Hotel, today, by fire,
twenty one guests were smothered to
' death In their beds. .. " ,
There, were scores of thrilling escapes
.from the burning hotel, many guests
jumping from the', fifth story to the roof
-of an adjoining building.
. -Several jumping to the alley below
were fatally Injured.
. Most of the victims were visitors in
the city attending the Live Stock Exhi
bition. , , . '.
Attraction Next Week. .
Commencing Monday night the Great
Martynne and a company of high class
artists, will play a Three Nights engage
ment at the Masonio Opera House, dur
ing Ihe entire engagement popular
prices 10, 20, 80 cents .will prevail, and
on the opening 'night (Monday); every
lady accompanied by a holder of a paid
. 80o. ticket will be admitted free. Tickets
can be purchased :! and seats reserved at
Waters, next Monday morning ' .
: OLIVERS. , -
: Deo. iuber L The rains for the past
few daj s have Interfered with the cotton
picking, but most of the. crop Is pick
; t Mr. James Simmons, of New Bern.and
a few friends have been visiting Mr,
Blmmon's grand-father, Mr. F. G. Sim-
1 mons, and have enjoyed several nice
.hunts. ' , i- ..'! i
- Mr. J.U. Parker, and Mr. J. J. Sim-
, mons, went to New Bern luesday on
, business. , -
4 , Miss Clara - Harper is spending this
' week with friends snd relatives at Pol
. Miss Bertie Heath left' Tuesday for
' Charleston, B. C to visit her sister, Mrs
D W Harper. We wish her a pleasant
Mrs Columbia Ward spent yesterday
. MrFG Simmons went to Trenton
Monday, and Mr C H Heath, was there
yesterday. . t ... v l.--.: !
. For Infants and CLil-L-ca.
urn in m
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Recommended By State TaiCom-
' " mlssloners. .
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Proalient . Society Wedding at
IlttrelL Beyeral 8UU Charters
" C ranted. iTideice la
' : , Soith Dakota Boad
RiXsloH. Dec V. At the 'Methodist
Church at KlUrell this afternoon Miss
Ellen M. Crudup, daughter of Mrs. John
Boddle Crudup, was united In marriage
to Dr. James R. Rodgers of Raleigh.
The attendance was large, Raleigh and
other points being represented. The
btlde Is a member of a family pf pro mi-,
aenoe. and wealth. ' Dr. Rogers is one
of Raleigh's leading physicians and has
a wide acquaintance id this State, ' His
brother, Dr. Cary P Rogers of Balti
more, was his best man. -r.
The 'State Tax Commission today
made its annual report to the legislature
filing this" with the Governor, Chairman
McNeill of the commission gives your
correspondent a statement of the chief
features of the report. He says: "We
recommend that the exemption of proper
ty from taxation be Increased to $300
(It Is now $26), that poll, tax be levied
for State and county purposes and not
for municipal purposes; that the Sttta
and county tax rate be limited to
cents on the $100 of . property, and that
the municipal tax rate be so limited that
combined with the Btate and county rate
It shall not exceed $1 on the $100 value
of property; that the revenue for State
purposes be derived from taxes on in
comes; franchises, inheritances, etc. Our
plan is to levy no advalorun aiesfor
State and pension purposes."
The State today granted several char
ters. One to the Hanover Iron Works
Company, of Wilmington, capital $50,.
000; to the Wilkinson-Bullock real estate
company.of Rocky Mount, capital $50,
000; to the Hackney and Moale Printing,
Publishing and Book-binding company,
of Ahevllle, capital $10,000, to the Shal
lotte and Wilmington Transportation
Company, to operate a line of steamers
between fhese points, headquarters at
Sballolte. - i " '
The special commissioner, E. 3. Bat
tie, has resumed the taking of this
State's evidence bore In the South Da
kota Bond suit. . Governor Ayoock
and Treasurer Lacy are among the wit
nesses.. :.'' . -
Arrivals George Rountree; Wilmlng
ton; A D Ward, New Bern; T O Wblta-
ker, Trenton. ,' ' .r
Btate Superintendent J Y Joyner has
bought a handsome house here, near the
executive mansion and will soon make
Raleigh bis home. ,
Kinston nilltary Company.
Special tS'Journal. ' .
halbigh, ueo v. The Kmston nines,
CapU H. D. Harper was accepted as Co,
B find Regiment, State Guard, and wai
ordered mustered In today.
New County Officers.
The County officers elected at the Nov
ember election have been formally in
stalled' and are now discharging their
official functions. .The following are the
officers: , -..'
Clerk of Superior court, W M Watson
Sheriff, J W BIddle, Register of Deeds,
George B Waters, Treasurer, D L Rob
erts. Dr. J W Duguld theooroner-elect,
did not present his bond, s ,
Tho following County Commissioners
were Installed. I:
W E Brown, J J Baxter, K R Jonea A
E Wadsworthand G Y Richardson. Mr D
L Ward was reelected county attorney,
N. C. Methodist Conference.
The sixty sixth session of the North
Carolina Conference convened In Wil
mington, on Wednesday, Bishop A.
Coke Smith, presiding. . ; -
The proceedings for the first day were
naming coming committees and hearing
reports from the districts. - i
The following report was made by F,
D, Swindell. New Bern District. .
: "We have done soma material work.
We have improved some churches and
parsonages, and have paid some debts of
long standing. Some of the charges have
increased the salaries of last year. We
hare had some good revivals, but not
what we ought to have had. We have
all told had a pleasant year on the New
Bern district". ' . ;
The attendance at the Conference
- Eleven men were killed Wednesday
bv the explosion of the boiler of the
steamer Progress which was lying at
dock at Han Francisco, CaL '
The ex-Speaker of the House, Thos B.
Reed Is very ill "at his home in New
York with an attack of catarrhal appen
dicitis. ; '": . ' ' ;; " J '
Benor.Bagasts, the prime minister of
Spain has resigned. The relations be
tween the ing and Sagasta were pleas
ant the former being anxious for Sagasta
to remain In tbe Cabinet.
Jas Rochelle Tyler, grandson of Prcsl-
i nt Tyler died at the Confederate 8ol
r -s Ho- Esmond, Vs., Wc3ne.!ay
Farmers Lose Honey. Consolidation of
Dec. 1 Miss Ina Brewer, who is teach
ing near Yanoeboropent Thanksgiving
at borne. , Bhewas accompanied by Mrs
Dora Gssklns. '
Mr. and Mrs 8 R. Ball and little grand
son Master Sam BmaH, of New Bern
spent Sunday here.
Messrs. Charles Lancaster, of Hono
lulu, and Is rail Moore of Coxvtlle, spent
Saturday night here.after taking Thanks
giving dinner at Mr. E. A. Lancaster's
Mr. Ray Brewer, who is attending
school at Beaufort, spent Thanksgiving
with his parents. , '
The peanut crop is good In our sec
tion. Mr.W.F. Lancaster made over
eighty bushels to the acre, ' and all who
planted any this year say they have an
xceotlonallr fine mod. ,
Miss Blanche McLawhon.who la teach
lng ' at the Aldrldge school house near
Honolulu, and brother Joe, who is at
tending school : at WlntervOIe, spent
Thanksgiving with their parents. They
were accompanied by Mr. Dick Nelson
of Grlfton. " '',
Messrs. Bryan and Thede WUU of
Wmp, spent Sunday here.
Miss Mamie Mldyett of Oriental, will
teach our school this year. She came up
Friday and will board at Mr. G. V.
Briffhts. ' ' '.
That "competition Is the life of trade"
Is well Illustrated in the fall in the price
of tobacco since the two large companies
consolidated. The farmers In this vi
cinity lost considerably by not selling
the first of the season. Several have
told ns that they had lost from one to
two hundred and fifty dollars by hold'
ing their tobacco. Well,such is monop
oly and we guess we'll have to "grin and
bear It". Wandering Willie,
The Roller , tray trunk still takes the
lead, a lady should buy no other make.
For sale by J. J. BAXTER.
Market Letter on Cotton.
By private wire, J. E Latham ft Co.
Nbw iYork, Dec. 4V-Following the
excitement of yesterday, there was one
of the dullest markets we have had this
fall today. A few minutes after opening
March sold at 8.S5 and during the great
er part of the day, the price never varied
a point from that figure.' Above 8.25
there was cotton for sale and below 8J35
cotton was wanted. On' one hand bad
weather, light receipts and shorts cover
ing, sustained prices, On the other, the
estimate from Washington and the pre
vailing belief in a crop of eleven mil
lion bales . kept the trado from buy
ing.' The most important deve!6pment
was the buying by those who sold before
the bureau report came'OUt. Thousands
of bales of March and MaV; Vere . taken
during the early dealings B;f iroters sup
posed to operate for the bull frowd, tak
ing most of It. The same brokers were
the sellers on Monday and Tuesday.
Present factors are on the whole more
favorable to prices than otherwise. Bad
weather and no movement of cotton
here In New . York, all operate la favor
of price, but when the jlze of the crop Is
considered, or what is believed to be the
six of It, the present price is really a
good one. A year or two ago no one
would have believed 8 possible on crop
of eleven million bales. Former crops
of that size found Co the price. Of
course size of drop found 6c prices.
World's finances and everything of that
kind show differently today. As to
change crop views we would rather sell
on every bulge over 8o than buy at
present prices.' c; ;-y. u-'i ' '. .
:V: : 1,:.' Jsrv-J. Jb. LATHAM CO.
New York,' December 8. The report
has beta received and is out of the way
now we will go along more naturally
than for. some time past, and prices - will
depend more on every day's factors.. If
receipts are light , for one reason or
another the market 'will be steady. If
they grow heavy the price will sag. ' At
present there is not enough cotton "Join
ing in to allow much ' of a break. iThis
must not be forgotten in planning the
future of the market. ...The report today
was distinct surprise to the majority;
It was so low to prove that the figures
could not be, over 10,200,000; that it
seemed suspiciously easy to guess at
10,300,000. As some expected the rt
port proved over 10,100,000. This for the
yield. In addition to the yield the cur
rent crop will be made wp of 180,000
balealef t over and 350,000 samples, etc.
or something like 10,800,000 as the posj
sible crop. These Azures are rather
bearish, as we regard them never before
has the departmea t Issued such large
figures, and the ' cotton trade of the
world is likely to be Influenced by this
showing. Figures indicate an" eleven
million bale crop. We regard 8 to 81c
as a good price with this outlook, and
we should most certainly take advantage
of every 'advance to sell long cotton
For a time the oat shortage Is likely to
leave small receipt! and with some short
of December and January prlcss could
advance. On a crop of eleven millions
there will be nothing to bring about a
tell market above 82c, but until the urop
Is proved in excess of that figure,' there
will ,'aot be much of a break below 8a.
J. E. Latham & Co.
Ell Cloves.--; .':'
Don't pay (.1.00 and (1.23 jorKld
C!otp, "tgOtoJ.J. Eaxtcr r.ti n
New Plan Taxation Receives -Pntllc
. ApproraL ( ,
Sale Tax Tags for Fertilisers Fall
off. Queer Few!.; State Char
tor. Strawberries. Got- -h--
eraor Refuses to
- Pardon. Com
riage. Ralhoh, December 4. The weather
prophets have made groat errors lately
in their predictions, Tbe weather,
fact, appears to be a pussle- ,
The recommendations regarding what
may be termed 4 nsw plan of taxation,
as made by the Stalk-sax commission are
well receives by the public, to judge by
The board of agriculture today made
ud Its budget for the half year. The re
ceipts from the sales of tax tags for fer
tlllzers are some (2,000 less than tney
were last year for the autumn business.
An Increase of at least 81500 had been
Among today's arrivals were a. &
Gilliam and John Mayo, Tarboro; John
H Gore, Jr., Wilmington; Z F Long,
At the State museum a queer fowl is
On view; a cross between a turkey and a
guinea. It is to be placed In the "zoo'
at the cltt park.
During November there were 88 deaths
and 87 births. Ten cases or scarlet
fever and 2 of tvohold fever were re
The State grants a charter to tne J w ,
Wadsworth Sons Company, ot Char
lotte, to deal in horses, etc. capital $125-
Your ' correspondent was at Elttrell
yesterday afternoon and round very
lame ripe strawberries in tne oerry
farm of Mr. Oscar W. Blacknall.- This
easily breaks the record for this part of
Governor Ayoock declines to pardon
John Murrow, of Greensboro. Great ef
forts ta secure a oardon for this man
have been make for weeks past.
Mr John Ward and Miss Nella Grimes
both of Raleigh, are to be married De
cember 10. The bride elect Is a niece of
the late Gen. J. Bryan Grimes, and a
cousin of Secretary of State Grimes.
Why suffer pain and severe sickness
from Bowel Complaints, when AR
NOLD'S BALSAM stops one and cures
the other. It hu been successfully used
for fifty year. 'Warranted to give satis
faction or money refunded by T. A
Henry. . '
DIED AMONG STRANGERS.
W.Verser. of Virginia, Dies
, Hazelton HoteL '
Mr. N. W. Verser, of Richmond, Vs.,
an agent of the Fidelity Mutual Life In
surance Co., of Philadelphia, died yes
terday morning at the Hazelton hotel ot
typhoid fever. He had been very sick
for about two weeks and all the medical
attention and nursing care that wu pos
sible wu given him.
His mother and brother camenom
Virginia Wednesday, morning , In re
sponse to telegrams. They took the re
mains home with them on the west
bound train at 6.30 last night.
Mr. Verser wu quite well known here
having visited here several times in the
interest of his company. He was an
Odd Fellow and through the lodge made
number of acaualntances and wu
very popular, He wu 26 years old.
The funeral services wm oe mm to
day at Jennings Ordinary, Va.
Dec 4. Mr C J White reported that
he would be married last Wednesday
night and disappointed a good many
neoole. We had a lots of fun with
Mr E J Hlnes left Jor Parmele, Wed
We are verv sorry to learn that Miss
Lena Harrison k very sick.
We are glad to. say that MrWEJ
Brothers will soon bo doing business In
Cove. . i ; : ' r-
Mr H T White is building a new store
opposite the depot in which he eqpects
to carry en a business.
Mr Bill Robinson will be married Deo,
10th and we expect ' to give him a nice
lUMti,. Tha Kind Yoo Hava Alwari
Velvets, Velvets, Velvets.
.We still have a nice line of Velvets
and other millnery goods on hand, all
to be sold for less than cost Respect
fully. . J. J. BAXTER.
Eello There! Say,
. Stop a moment. Can yon tell ml the
place I want to go to? well, you're
fool. How do I know where you want
to go t Well I'm not so much so u you
take mo for. But do show me 43 Middle
8t. or a place called
I LIi DO IT. !
"Well, my friend, you're all riht, I'm
p t' -"-e tr- ", to t"7 sa orcrcort.
ILLICIT DISTILLER ARRESTED.
J. W. ball ef Oriental In the' County JaU
For Hanafactarint and Selling
' - Llqaor Wltheat a
J. W. Dail, of Oriental was arrested
by United States Marshal, W. & Jewell
yesterday on the charge of operating an
illicit still and retailing liquor without a
license. . '
He was brought to New Bern and had
a preliminary examination before United
States Commissioner Charles B. Hill.
He wu required to give a justified bond
for $100, which he wu unable to do and
wu taken to the County jail to await
trial before tho U. 8. Court.
Dail is under $100 bond for assault
with deadly weapon under a dty war
rant, on Monday night having shot at
his wife during a quarrel. He will have
to stand trial la the Superior Court u
well u the United States Court.
AROUND AND ABOUT.
We are reminded of the approach of
Christmas by the very pretty window
decoration in Simmons &Hollowell'j
store. It ta artistic and attractive.
Mr. 8. H. Scott, who Is travelling In
New York, writes from Niagara Falls
of a treat snow storm there. He left
Buffalo this week for St Louis.
The tug Wm B Blades -and the two
masted schooner C Hay are undergoing
repairs at the Meadows' yard.
There may be a game of football next
Monday between Chocowlnlty and
New Bern. Arrangements are not fully
The infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Z
T Fulcher, died yesterday. Rev T M N
George will conduct the burial today at
The barges Mystery, Porter and
Phillips from Baltimore are discharging
cargoes of phospeate and kalnlt at the
The friends of J. L. A. Templetoo,
formerly of this city, will be glad to
learn that he Is alive and well and is
now living at Ayden, Pitt County.
There wu a small tobacco break at
the Farmers warehouse yesterday. Man
ager Howard expects larger sales for to
day and tomorrow. The prices are very
Masters Nelson . George and George
Roberts spent their Thanksgiving holi
day with Muter Joe Dawson, and went
prepared for hunting, they returned In
high spirits, having bagged two rabbits,
2 squirrels partridges, and two other
The Governor hu issued an addition-1
el reward of one hundred dollars reward
for the capture of Cyrus Dixon, the
murderer, who escaped from Jones conn I
jail sometime ago. This makes a
total of MOO.- reward . offered by the
Slate for his capture.
Yesterday after the rain, It was no
ticed that the sidewalk on Hancock
street, between Johnson and Queen, wu
flooded with water. The drain, If there
Is one wu completely filled up and the
pond of water was very large. Pedes
trians were compelled to wsde to get
One of the Worst Storms of the Year.
Yesterday wu one of the roughest
days of the year. A storm set In about
8 o'clock in the morning and kepi up a
steady down pour for more than six
boars. Rainy weather wu not expected
u the government forecast waf for fair
and cooler weather. The rain came
gently yet in such quantities u to make
it very uncomfortable to walk out with
out an umbrella. J
Early In the morning a wire of the
City Electric tlroult crossed the tele
phone wire and caused the switchboard
to be burned out. The telephone ser
vice wu delayed for about an hour- No
other damage of any amount wu done
around the city. !
About noon a high wind arose and for
a time the river lashed the shores with
fearful .fury. Many boats midstream
sought safety at the piers. Two boats,
the two muted schooner Minnie and G.
N.J Ive's gasolene launch, Sappho were
anchored in the Trent and the force of
the.waves drove them. against the piling
of the A & N C bridge. The launch jam
med against the schooner and wu almost
put upon her deck. v
The tug Swan went to the aislstance of
the boats and had great deal difficulty In
settlne- the boats loose u the tide wu
very high and the seas wore running
wild preventing any very rapid work
The Swan finally released the boats and
all tbe spectators expected, to see both
boats badly damaged . but they were
brought back to the dock uninjured.
THB VALUE OP EXPERT TREAT
Everyone who is afflicted with a chron
ic disease experiences great difficulty in
having their cue Intelligently treated
the average physician. These diseases
can only be cured by a specialist
understands them thoroughly. Dr. 3,
Newton Eathaway ot Atlanta, Ga.ls
acknowledged tie most skillful and suc-
c-'-fal r-c " ";;t intheUuIUl Cotes.
V r: e 1 ilr ta expert c; ' !i of
r" r t fer Vi'.'-h te i. to
' All tbe necessary articles to make your Thanksgiving and
Christmas Fruit Cake such aa Currants, Raisins, Citron, Orange
Peel, Lemon Peel, Pure Spices and Flavoring Extracts. ,
Also Fine London Layer Raisins, New Prunes, Evaporat
ed Peaches and Apples, Apricots, Atmore's Mince Meat, Cran
berries. " - . , ,..''-. V
A complete stock of Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Sweet
and Sour Pickles, Tomato Catsup, Tobasco Sauce. '
Fox River Print and Fancy Elgin Butter, ' Finest Cream
Cheese, Buckwheat, Maple Syrup, and hundreds of nice articles
which we cannot mention for want of space, n ' '
Yours to pleaae,C3.7 ' ' ; J
3 'Phone 01.
We consider it good advertising to tell you that
the Big Christmas Lines are here: that wo shall soon '.
have them in selling shapes. " ;
We want you to know that when the gift-buying
time comes you can depend on this shop being In com-
plete readiness to supply your wants. In the mean
time glance through the following list of things you
need now: 1 '
Yarns, Embroidery Silk
& Art Goods rm
Fleesher's Shetland Floss fer Shawls,
Fleeshert Germantowa for Slippers,
Fleecher's Saxony for Baby Sacks, .
Slipper Soles for Children, Misses, Ladies and Men.
T colors of Hemmwayto Embroidery Silk for fancy work.
Ait Important Selling of Fancy
This purchase of Pillow Tops comes our way at
the right time. The Newest Designs iat high art print
ing. - Indian Heads, Indian Teppee. The Canoeist.
Hattie Tom and several New Designs, 25o.
NARROW RIBBONS Complete line of colons
for Fancy Work, So yard. -
Large line of the Newest Styles in Monta
Coats to select from. Prices Low.
67 Pollock Street.
OF MONTE CARLO COATS
At about New York Cost ,
They axe samples sent us on approval. '
Black, CaatorA Tans, 82 to 88, regular price $7 60 to
$15 00, Special Price $5 50 to til 00.
OOOOOOOOv 0 v VV
If your baby has a trosl'-eass Cf"
cold or croup, - ,7P tt.
Will TClieve it, It's 1st h tt
Emde exflwKivc'T 1 rl n i t
roti. It is t i, ' , .. ,
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71 Broad St
Beautiful Designs, fell line f t
T,nnra ... .
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