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VOL. XXVIII, -m-
NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, TUESDAY,
'JARY 2, 1906.--FIRST
LIGHT, MEDIUM AND HEAVY
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'- ' Southern Cotton Association,
- The Southern Cotton Association,
Craven County Division, met at Court
, House in New Bern, Saturday Dec. 30,
12 m. President Daniel Lane being
absent, Mr. J. M. Spencer was made
; Chairman proterp.
Speeches were read by '. Mr. J. J.
Wolfenden and others, urging the farm
era to stand by the Association; show-
ng the advantages the Southern Cotton
Growers had over all the world on
bined, in producing the best staple cf
all countries that had attempted to
grow cotton. . The following were
elected officers for the year 1906,
-J M Spencer, President
' C, L Hardison, Secretary. '' . .
J J Wolfenden, Treasurer.'
;: John S McGowan, Graham T Richard
son, Sipp Carman, John S Morton, C E
Fo; , Business Comn.ittee.
J M Spencer was elected delegate
and Graham T. Richardson alternate to
attend the State Convention at Raleigh
January 3 1908.
o J M Spencer was elected delegate
and John C McGowan alternate to at
tend the National Convention at the
city of Ne v Orleans, La.', January 11th
to 13th 1900,
The meeting adjourned subject tojcorPrate limits of Raleigh in violation
call of the President.
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1 .THE ELKS
A Strong And
Practical Address To The
The Sunday night service at Christ
. church was devoted to the Elks. - The
local order was present in a body and
. they listened to a remarkably strong
and practical sermon by the rector, Rev
h. G. H. Williami, which was greatly
enjoyed by all who heard it.
The text was fa'' en from St. Paul's
.admonition to the rru'.lipians, "Quench
not the spirit; hold last to that which
is good." The speaker held that the
chief care of the citizen today should
ibe that in all their transactions there
' :8houkl be no quibbling as to the possi
ble harm that would happen if some
little Bin should be committed for the
ake of pleasure. Sin is not to be con
doned under any circumstances. ; God
is first, His worship is first none' can
supersede Him, no substitute can be
made for Him. We heard in the elo
quent addrsarof our governor that .f
each Elk li ed i p . to the teachings of
the order that they ; would be bettt r
men. Christian reform must be made.
The stages, although slow have come
regularly ti rough the family, the
church and then in social, business ai d
p .litical circles.
, Aim high; hive a steadfast purpose:
in life; live bo that temptations to cor
ruptness 6ha 1 have no Influence. The
.popular cry today is "give us honor, !
give us wealth," and the question veiy
properly ari jes, where does the busi
ness of the Lord come in? These mat
ters have a place in daily life and when
Teligion docs enter ou family, business
and social life the reforms so badly
needed will be commenced. ..
Three little babss were nestled in bed,
"I'll name William, Willie and Bill,"
Wide was her smile.for triplets Uipy be,
She lay her good luck to Rocky Moun-1
tarn Tea. (Great baby medicine.)
Soli by F, S. Duffy.
All Kinds of
Made of Violater
Increase Capital Stock of Railroad Company.
' Negroos to Observe January First.
' :' Big Social Event. . Insurance
Company Withdrawn From ,
State. Trcasuror Lacy's . '
Condit'en. " '
, Raleigh, Dec. "30. The Stale au'
thorizes the Durham & Southern Rail
way to increase its capital stock to a
?mH11. il.liniu Tlliiu yiftd Ij niMir num..
pleted and in operation between Dur
ham & Dunn and there is no telling to
what other point it will go. ,-,
A charter is grgnted the Spencer
Mountain Mills, incorporated,, the pur-
, i . ; , ,
pose ot tne company Deing io ueveiop
water power on the Sjuth Fork of the
Catawba River in Gaston county, the
capital stock being $103,000.
This county and the Seaboard Air
Line Railway have at' last made an ixr
rangement by which two of the most
dangerous grade crossings in the State
are to be replaced by crossings under
the rails. In the course of the past
twenty-five years a number of persons
have been killed or injured at these
crossings and damage suits have re
As usual the negroes here will obsere
next Monday as Emancipation Day, and
v t r 1 1 i ii. . 1 r
who is the nrincioal of i j enierpribes nave . oeen compietea
. who is the prmclpal o t.fh e building fervor has been qu te
Icliool for the negro-deaf mirked. It has been a year in which
the State S
mutes and blind here.
Walter Wilson, a white youth here,
killed a mocking bird'Wednesday in the
of the Audubon law. Chief game war
den John W. Upchurch was luckily here
on a little vacation from his duties on
Currituck Sound, and he lost no time
in prosecuting Wilson,, who was prompt.
ly convicted and sentenced , by a magis
trate to ten days imprisonment, though
the penalty was finally reduced to a
fine of $1 and costs. The object lesson
is a good one. Wilson's defense was
t-tJhe thought, l bird he -shot atv-cis
an American cuckoo, or as the. country
p:ople term this bird, a , "rain.crow."
The largest social affair of the holi
days was that given by Mrs. Florence
P. Tucker to her daughters, Mrs. John
C. Winder of Columbus, O., and Mrs.
Edward H, Fellows, of, Macon, Ga.,
there being some two hundred guests,
society turning rut in great force.
While there have ' been many minor
social events, the absence of large ones
during the holidays has been quite
Insurance Commissioner , Young is
notified by the Law Union -and Crown
Insurance Company of Great Britain
that it will do no business in Noi th
Carolina after January 1st. ' It has
done a small business in this State for
a number of years. Last year Ae
premium receipts amounted to $1,681.
; Inquiry was made at the State Treas
ury today as to the condition of Treas
urer Lacy and it was said to be unchanged,-
There will be no sort ; of
question about hi3 ; speedy recovery
were it not for the asthma which has
troubled him for so many years.
SHORT PASSING EVENTS. -
There was a , large gathering at
Christ Church, yesterday afternoon to
witness the Christmas celebration of
the Sunday school. From the church
the adults and children went to the new
Parish House where a fine lghted
Christmas tree filled with toys was on
view. There was a distribution of pres
ents to tho children. Santa Claus was
there and proved a great favorite.
There were very few people who
lacked the sense to be out in the rain on
Sunday. If they .did" tbo rain drove
them back and made them stay in. It
was as fierce, driving rain as has been '
seen here and likn tho atnrm nf FruUv.
the rain fell all at once. Tho rain fslt
was 1.92 inches.
r!ilmps no one on the street yester-
. day was the recipient of more hearty
grootingB than was Capt. Gates who
made his appearance after his severe
sickness with which ho wag stricken a
few weeks ago., lie is recovering well,
being hble to walk and seems to be as
well as ever. Hij friends are ail glad
to note his recovery. i ' '.
A foot ball game was played at
Eludes Park yesterday between college
boys a'J town boys resulted in a score
of 5 to 0 for tho college team.. The
game was well played mid the playing
of t-'i' local or town team m& a sur
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NEW BERN IN 1905.
The Old Town Keeps up With the Proces
; sion. A Brief Record of Industrial ;
Progress. . "
. The year 1905 in New Bern has been
one of steady progress and standing at
e ena we can see a graiuying aa-
vanca over iau4. some Dig ana impor-
r.anr. pnternriRPS have hppn cnmnlet.pri
1 notable decrease of
ing space has been made. The reign f
1 prosperity has nowhere been so much
in evidence as in the year 1905,
It lias seen the Centenary Methodist
church completed, one of the finest
church edifices in the State,: two stores
have bsen built on Pollock street to re
place thesa burned down, the National
Bank was remodeled,; the residence of
Messrs. W. T. Hill, Waler Duffy,
James W. Moore, E. H. Meadows and
a tenant house built .for Mrs. W, F,
Rountree, Mr. O. A. Kafer has built
two houses on Metcalf street; Mrs. H.
B.' Duffy has also erected a tenant
house on the same street while other
houses have been built on that thor
oughfare for renting purposes. Among
the buildings under the process ot con
struction are two stories for J, J.
Wolfenden on So. . Front street and
houses on Johnson for Mr. Mark Disoa
There is still a big demand for houses
for renters and several people have in
vetted their money in building tenant
houseo. We need more of these houses
anl the demand is so great thata per
son may almost have a house rented be
fore it is built. . We have been told that
the contractors have many jobs for the
coming yetr 1906 and that it will be as
busy m way cf building as any previous
ye: r. One thing is certain, .building
lots ere bung taken up so fast that
there will lave to be an annexation to
the city for additional lots to be sur
In the industrial world . there has
been a great deal of activity also.
Nearly all the big lumber concerns
have added to their plants and one, the
New Bern Lumber Company have com
menced business on a very large scale;
their plant being located in James City
at the mouth of Trent river. This con
cern is one of the largest of the kind
in the Stat?. The Blades Congdon
mill has been overhauled and refitted
with new machinery; Munger & Ben
nett have more than doubled the capa
city of their mill and the Pine Lumber
C3. has largely increased it working
The Carolina Stave Co's mill is a new
enterprise that will henceforth be a
big factor in the march of industrial
improvement. An article was publish
el about this concern in the Journal a
few days ago.
The New Bern Iron Works has been
placed on a bigger working basis and
although they have 'been . seriously
handicapped by nres they have pluck-
ny anen anove aimcuities and it is
now one of New Bern's best enter
prises. : J - '
The Union Point Lumber Co is con
templating a much larger mill on the
site of the present barrel factory oper
ated by Mr. Warren Ellis. The manu
facture of staves will ba largely in-
creased and a general lu-nber business
Another new industry, which was or
ganized last fall is the Wood Pulp mill
at James City. The new machinery is
being installed and within a few days
actual wood will commence. The
manufacture of paper is the purpose of
the company but for the present they
will make wood pulp. This industry is
also a new enterprise and will be a
ptod ihiiig for the city. They will em
ploy CO or 75 men and as a new indii-try
in t'u.i flection it f larti with f,.ftoiing
'Cxes And Axes Were f.'uch In
The Woo-lii m Cf T!,e
Paraiie. Ii i
World Contribute tt
V.'-ih Unique f
' ;',)n of Of-
ficers. a.sd T nquet.
Citizens of New I Vrn J.ave f om t'f !
the WooJiiien of t'ie Wo'-Kl i'.i-oiJ: i
the'r charituble and bcni'vo1 t
became known in another w;
they are masters ot unique
prad was demonstrated eabCMt.v. f.
At no time has there been a .more
novel or more appropriate sight seen
here and as for the fantastic and 'gro
tesque there could have been nothing
better Not for several years have ro
many teams of oxen been seen on ot r
streets doing one things serving one
purpose and when they went on parade
they set a precedent of their own which
will not very likely be followed.
The Woodmen of the World . were on
their mettle yesterday and they fur-
nished a lot of amusement which was
At half past two. the gathering Jn
front of Rountree hall the "camp" of
the Woodmen indicated that there must
be something doing. : The presence of
log carts and oxen was also a sign qf
unusual transaction and soon the ap
pearance of horsemen on mules was the
signal for the fun to begin. Wood
men armed with axes were on hand
everywhere and every one wondered
' wjjere the wood bee was.
of pythia8 band lent excitement to the
xhe parade of the Woodmen of the
Worlb anticipated and prepared
was formed as follows:
Pfilftf mnrafinl 11. J. Mpf!nrt.Viu nn
mili . -,
Bugler, Albert Willis on mule. ,
. Cordon o police.
Uoss Barker with yellow dog.
Officers on foot.
Wagon containing city and county
Log cart drawn by oxen containing
the representatives of the press, - 1
Sovereigns. : '
String band drawn by oxen.
: Wagon load of children driven by J
J. Tolson attired as Santa Claus. '
Log cart drawn by oxen. , -
Large' W. O. W. float.
With a merry laugh and cheer from
the big crowd the . procession started
off captained by Messrs W. N. Pugh
and A. J. Gaskins on mules. The pro
cession marched through the principal
streets of the city and were the ob
served of all observers. Every where
they went they were greeted by specta
tors.'; The grotesque parade was all
the success that the originators planned
for it. ,
Lest night at Hughes hall the public
installation of officers and banquet took
place. Mayor Hood of Goldsboro was
expected to be present and make the
leading address but was detained at his
home, and Mr. E. B. Lewis of Kinston
made the speech, setting forth in a
a clear and able manner the motives of
the order. :
Mr. Lewis also installed the follow
Consul Commander, C. J. McCarthy.
Adit, W. P. Jones. , ;
Banker, A. J. Gaskins,
. Clerk, W. N. Pugh. ,
Escort, T. P. Ashford. j
Sentry, T. E. Land. ' - i
Watchman, J. C, Barker. ? . ;
Camp physician, Dr. Frank Duffy. '
Managers, J. J. Tolson, J. C. EiJ
and F. W. Smith. , 1
Actor Fits the Play ,
There is satisfaction in knowing that
Creston Clarke last season found in
"Beaucaire" a character more agreea
ble to his noble ambition and giving
him a more decided prestige as one of
America's leading actors, than any
other ever before interpreted by him
As a matter of fact, his friends and ad
mirers everywhere often expressed a
genuine delight to find such a splendid
piece of theatrical property in such
capable hands a? Mr, Clarke's. Those
who have carefully followed this young
man's notable achievements in the past
declare thai the tole of "Beaucaire" is
in a direct line with this actor's ex
pressed determination not to deviato
from the path of exalted motive, and
that it affords him special advantages
such as have never before been enjoyed
by him. "Beaucaire" with Creston
Clarke in the role, will : be of
fered here Thursday night,
with such matrnificent detail as to war
rant the high-sounding compliments
from both the public and the press as
have been accorded everywhere this
attraction has Hp; eared this and last
OH LITTLE BOY
Mouth and Eyes Covered With
Crusts Face Itched Most Fear
fullyHands Pinned Down to
BY- CUTICURA' REMEDIES
: "-"Wr9 my little boy was six months old, he
UI ecsema. The sores extended so quickly
orsr tktwhole body that we at once railed in
. the doctor. We then
Trent to another doctor,
but be could not help
him, and in our despair
we went to a third one.
Matters became so bad
that he had regular
holes in his cheeks,
large enough to put
finger into. The food
had to be given with a
spoon, for his month
was eovsred with crusts
s thick as a finger, snd
whenever he opened the
mouth they began to
-bleed and suppurate, as
did also his eyes.
Hands, arms, chest, and
back, in short the whole
body, was covered over
and over. Wo had no
rest by day or night.
Whenever he was laid
in his bed, we had to
pin his hands down:
otherwise he would
cratch bia f&fift. and
make an open sore. I think his face must
have Itched most fearfully.
"We finally thought nothing could help,
and I had made up my mind to send my wife
with the child to hurope, hoping that the sea
sir might cure him, otherwise he wss to be
put under good medical care there. But,
Lord be blessed, matters came differently,
and we soon saw a miracle. A friend of ours
spoke about Cuticura, We made a trial with
Cuticura Soap, Ointment, and Resolvent, and
within ten days or two weeks we noticed a
decided improvement. Just as quickly as the
sickness had appeared it also began to dis
appear, and within ten weeks the child was
absolutely well, and his skin was smooth snd
white as never before." F. Hohrath, President
of the O. L. Hohrath Company, Manufact
urers of Silk Ribbons, 4 to 20 Rink Alley,
June 6, 1905. South Bethlehem, Pa.
Cottaure 8otp, Olntmfnt, and Pill are told throughout
the world. Potter Oruir a Clicm. Corp., bole Prop., Boitoor
SGI-Mailed Jfreo, "liowtoGarcforUutbala. .
FOUND DOCUMENT A FAKE
Charlotte Committee' Find : An Allege
Newspaper. Treasurer Lacy Improves
.-". Few New Year's Callers, Public,' v
Buildings Closed. !'.,
Raleigh, Jan, 1. -For two hours and
a half yesterday there was a '"rapid
snow fall, owing to the warmth, only
two inches were on the ground.- ' s
The condition of State Treasury Lacy
showed further improvement to
day. No surprise is expressed by anyens
here that the Charlotte committee
whi.h vtr.t o Btimore to see the al
leged copy of the Cape Fear Mercury
of Juns 3, 1775, found it a fake. S.
Willistcn Miller, who claimed .this dis
covery, ignored the request of the
North Carolina Historical Commission
t) send an expert there, to make an
examination. : Mr. Ford, of the Nat
ional Library, was selected to go, but
Miller would answer no letters or tele
grams. Miller now stands exposed and
the whole matter ends ingloriously.
There was but little New Year call
ing here. This custom, once bo well ob
served, went out of fashion perhaps a
dozen years ago, so far as Raleigh is
The Capital and other State and
Federal buildings were closed today.
Governor Glenn was at his office a little
while in the morning and bo was the
Secretary of State. Audicor Dixon is
out of town.
You will not find beauty in- rouge pot
or complexion whitewash. . True beauty
comes to them only that take Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea. Its a won
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in the annual issues of Wood's
Seed Book make it a most
valuable help to all Fanners
and (Jardeoers and it has long
been recognissed as an up-to-
date authority on ail
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