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VOL. XXVIII.No. 99.
,Stu wrn CRAVEN. COUNTY. N,'C. TUESDAY MARCH 20 1906FIRST SECTION.
COULD II BEST
With Irritating Skin Humor-Whole
. Body Affected-Scalp Itched All
the Time and Hair Began to Fall
Cut Wonderful Result From
APPLICATION of ..
','1 am never m'tfiout Cuticura Soap
Slid Cuticura Ointnent since I tried
, tliem lust summer. About the latter
fait of July my ' whole body begin to
- Uch. J did not tuke much notice of it
at first, but it begun to got worse all the
time, nnd then I began to get uneasy
and tried all kinds of baths and other
remedies that were recommended for
ekin humors; but I became worse all
the time. My hair liegan to-f:ill out ana
my scalp jtched oil the time. Espe
.dally at night, just'as soon as I would
get in bed and get warm, my whole body
would begin to itch and my finger nails
would keep it irritated, and it was not
long before I could nol rest night or day.
, A friend asked me to try the Cuticura
Remedies, and I did, and the first appli-
cation helped mo wonderfully. . for
about four weeks I would take a hot
bath every night and then apply the
Cuticura Ointment to my whole body;
and I kept getting better, and by the
tine I used four boxes of Cuticura I waa
entirely cured, and my hair stopped
falling out, but I continue to use the
Cuticura on my scalp. It keeps all dan
druff out and scalp is always clean. I
always use Cuticura Ointment on my
.... face after shaving, and have . found
. : notlimg to equal it. . I will never be
without it," UKBlankenship, .
319 N.IWT St.,
Oct. 27, 1905. . Indianapolis, Ind.
BIB TO 111 UESS
.'-"I have used Cuticura Ointment for
chafing of infants, and as they grew
volder all skin diseases were given treat
, ment with that and the Cuticura Soap.
I never found it necasmiry to call a doc
tor, as these Remedies are a sure euro,
if used as directed. I Bin glad to recom
mend them to all mothers." Sincerely
Jours, Mrs. P. A. Kennard,
une 21, 1905. St. Paul Park, Minn.
Cullriir. Noup .Ointmnit, iml fill. ,rc KM IhrmiKlioiil
PUTSTliP FORFEITURE BOND
That Trolley Una Will bt Built to High
. Point. 9outlirn Railway Not Involvtd.
ifcargas .to bo Investigated;.
; Against irSTtor. v-- .
: Greensboro, March 19. The syndi
cate which obtained last week; the
franchise to build an electric line over
the county ronils from High Point to
Greensboro putting up a $500 forfeit
bond to complete the survey ithin 30
days has sent a surveying corps here to
begin work.', . The chief engineer of a
big railroad company, which is not the
Southern, arrived last night and will be
in charge of the survey. - . , ; :,
The chnrge th'it the Southern rail
way wna implifat 1 n efforts to obtain
franchise Friday fr -m JLh Board of
Commissioners for a trolly line from
High Point to Greensboro to embarrass
an! defeat the other project, is indig
nantly denie 1, by -Messre. Steele and
' King, attorneys for the Philadelphia
syndicate,, which failed to get the fran
chise yesterday. The general opinion
19 that the fight is the -result of rival
speculators in real estate at High
Point, interested in lands between the '
two cities. - ' . , (
, Postoffice Inspector C. P. Keene,bf
Washington arrived in the city Friday
to commence the investigation of the
charges, aprainst Prof. Cyrus Frazier,
whom President Roosevelt nominated
for the postofflce and whose confirma
tion by the senate was held up at the
request of Jutlire Douglas. Among
others whom the inspector interviewed
yesterdny was; Trof. Frazier himself.
- The part of Prof. . Fraisier's past his
tory that is involved in the charges is
relations as an administrator of es
Will Dig Navigable Channel.
The Elizabeth City Economist says
that a corporation h being formed of
Elizabeth City nnd Norfolk capitalists
for the purpose oL opening a canal
from the sound to the ocean at a point
a few miles north' of Cape Hatterss.
The object of this enterprise is to, avoid
the very dangerous conditions around
the Cape and allow ships to get into
the sound by a more., direct and safe
way. Congressman Small is interested
in the movement and it doubtless will
be heartily appreciated-- by mariners
1 who have to encounter th e dangerous
ASl:re'2ii Lot in Cricntz
...'v Fcr S:!3
A Lot 56x100 feot, and Store 22xC0
feet with Shed J2x40 feot. For infor
mation apply to
J. W. JORDAN,
Oriental, N. C.
NO PREi UrtUNS HAZARDED
At to Pitting Railroad Rait Bill. "lb" to
; Overcem lo Mailt Pottiblt Its
Washington, D. C., March 19. The
fight for the railroad legislation '
which has been complicated by the
drawing ot party lines is reaching Its
climax in the Senate and no one is found
who is willing to predict the outcome.
The speech of Senator Ray nor delivered
a few days apo wai supposed to outline
the views of his party on the subject
hut it is repudiated by many of them and
has resulted in even greater complica
tion in the situation. .
;Thepetonal views of Senator TilV
m?.n fon the rate question were pre
sented to the Senate when that gentle
man made his report on the Hepburn
bill from the Committee on Interstate
Commerce. Denouncing the power of
the railroads and portraying the need of n,,on ww t,,at the s- A- u track bP;
legiilation to curb them Senator Til!- tween Sanford and Apex was blocked
man criticized the bill as it had come j Thursday night by 12 freight cars being
from the House as loose and capable of , derailed in a deep cut, the work of en
various interpretations. Heemphasia d ' tricating them being found so serious a
j the need of regarding the measure as ' telegram was Swit to the Southern of
' non-partisan hut predicted that, the' ,c',a h 8kin them handle the
question would form .the main is-' ahoants trams wmcn iney reaaiiy
sue in the next Presidential ilection. ' did. the first train euroute from Ral
If the Republicans in the Senate eanih to Sanford reaching here at four
tha rnt o'clock this moiui ig ; , The road bed be-
bill and accept the Hepburn bill with
the.Dolliver amendments it is possible
that the bill can be bi ought to the
President for signature by the middle
of April, and , Congress ihay proc- el
to ah early, adjournment possibly by the
first of May. If "the House however
should refuse to conter on a much
amended rate bill presented by the Sen
ate and the latter body should persist
in pillock ing legislation it is " alto
gether probable that the President
would call an extra session of Congress.
It is well known. that the President and
the Speaker of the House are in -thorough
agreement on a'l questions of
important legislation at present and
the President is assured of the loyal
support of the House on the rate bill.
Our school is progressing finely un
der the direction of Mr. O. J. Harring
ton. Our farmers are getting ready for
A little son of Mr. Frank Frost died
last week, Tuesday, after a long illness
He was .afflicted with a tumor and had
suffered a great deal but was very pa
tient He was six years old.
. , . -
- It pours the oil of life into your sys
tem. It warms you up Mid starts the
life blood circulating. Thats what Hoi
lister's Rocky Mountain Tea does. 35
cents, Tea or Tablets. Sold by F. S.
. ; v.Lora! Road. .
' ' : , ' March 19.
Our farmers sroTraking good use of
the sunshine tt. y have had for tho
past week. Tn y seem cheerful about
their 15 cent cm ton this year.
We are gh I v- note that the ditch
that is tu drain ih Loral road is being
dug. Jloj.e the.y ill toon complete it,
so. wo in i o liko white folks, for it
has no be.;n In 1 r anything but a mud
boat for tie lutt wio months.
We aro sorry'. u our school at
Long Pine w..h fou l la.st Saturday on
accoint of our U icher having been
tak n sick.'TWe ho, e she will soon get
well and come buck to finish her
school. ; .: ; ;:.-.'..-'""'. :-- '"''
; Mr. Lewis Dickinson has bought him
a nice little pony. . , ' v
MrirCrA. Dickinson i nd daughter,
Nellie spent Thursday evening at Rus
sell Creek. v ,
Mrs. Etta Davis of Bridgtbn, is visit
ing her brother, C. L. Dickinson at
: . ' Blue Eyes.
. March 18.
Mr J T Moore returned from New
Bern last night at 7:30 p m., on his
boat Shoo Fly. He was accompanUd
by Mr Irie Ball of Adams Creek from
New Bern. ' ,
, Mr R S Cherry had the misfortune of
sticking a large, nail in his right foot
last Sunday morning. He is improving
very fast at this writing. (
Mr Ira Ball has accepted a position
with the ; Pamlico Lumber Co., at
. Messrs George Hardy, L E Whitterd.
M Hardy, W Nelson Lewis,' Cannon and
R S Cherry went to church over the
river li-at Saturday night.
Mr L V Lewis, traveling salesman
for D L Rlir wholesale grocers of
Nev Hern pns'd through here last
week in conpany.wiih Mr P B Cal
loway of Beaufort, N C.
Mr J G Long s jent Saturday and
Sunday at hit homo at North Harlowe,
Mr Bob Rice, who was tried at Reau.
fort court this week for shooting Ed
Lynch was found guilty and was fined
one cent and cost.
Mr George Toasts who was a witness
at the Beaufort court returned home
To Curt A Co!d In Ont Day.
1 I.ai.lU IVmrioQ-.linilieTal.let
' i f f. .1 it it f ,;!S to
SEES IvEW TRAITiS
Wreck Makai Necessary S.
Qulllord Commlstiontn Rtluu Philadelphia
Parlltt Trollty Lint Franchlto. Stmt
Paving Work Rtuutd. Blackburn -Holdt
oil Nolton't Confirms
lion. (Special Correspondent. - .
Greensboro March 17. The unusual
sight of Bit Seaboard Air Line passen
ger trains pulling into, the Southern,
Rnilwnv b1 at inn here this morninor be-
tween nine and ten o'clock and the su'
sequent arrival of several more, pr
V0Ke1 "TPe " inquiry, ineexpa-
j twf en Cary nd Sanford being new to
tho Seaboard engineer?, the officials of
the Southern placed one of their "em
ployees on each train to act as pilot.
The distance from Cary to Sanford is 35
miles on the Seaboard's main line,
while it is 113 miles between the two
places via Greensboro.
The County Cpmmissioners met in
special called session here yesterday
afternoon, to confer with Mayor Wrenn
and others of High Point over the
question of granting a franchise to
Philadelphia capitalists for a trolley
line over the county roads between
High Point and Greensboro. After
hearing several parties including Mayor
Wrenn, E. D. Steele and R. R. King,
in favor of granting the franchise tho
board went into executive session and
decided to defer action until next Tues-
day. At the regular meeting the first
Monday in March, the board granted a
franchise to E. J. Justice as trustee
for a syndicate of capitalists whose
names he did not divulge and refused
to grant a franchise the next day to
the Philadelphia concern represented
by R. R. King and E. D. Steele, of
High Point The High Point officials
granted a fxanchise to the Philadelphia
i e -1 a if- T
concern and refused to grant Mr. Jus-
tice a franchise. At the session yes- their road, they cannot raise the rates
terday attorney C. W. Sapp stated to , from ten to one hundred per cent with
the board that he had received a long out the forfeiture of the lease. The
distance telephone message from Mr.
Justice, who is out of the city, urging
the board to defer action in granting
the Philadelphia concern a franchise 200 shares have a voice in the diapo
until he could be personally present and' sition of such an important frar
make a statement, that since he had chise. . .
been granted a- franchise there had J , when it was thought that the lease
been certain important developments had been granted for a term of 50 years
which he desired to explain to the com- at six per cent was 'found to have been
missioners. Upon learning of this dej
cision, Messrs. Steele and King in be-
half of the parties seeking a franchise
insisted on having a decision at this
meeting and just at r ight the members
of the board were gotten together and
by a vote of three or two, declined to
reconsider the former action refusing a
The street paving contractors have
not stopped work on account of the
order served yesterday' afternoon on
Murphy retained the city from making
any further payments for work already
done. - The order from Judge Allen
simply enjoined the payment of further
monies. The contractor was communi
cated with by wire last night and ad-
vited by the city authorities to continue
the work and early this morning the
same waa resumed with a full force of
hands. '". .;';'.',
Congressman E. Spencer Blackburn
who arrived here from Washington
early yesterday morning, has not been
conspicious on this trial. He is having
conferences with his attorneys constant
ly ana wniie noi wmmg any anoui we
indictments against him now, for pub -
lication re-iterates that he has no feara
of the result and will insist on a speedy
iriai. uis private secretary, mr.
Crouch is here witJi him. A man pretty
wen posiea in me ways oi repuoucan
politics as now conductor at Washing-
ton, remarked this morning that B'ack-
built iciiimncu vu is iiu'i uiug wtta u tv-v-
burn had managed to stave of confirma -
tion of District Attorney' Holton for
OUVUVoi wook. hu rttinr ik Muirieoir
Hue as congressman from senators, of
not considering nominations in his ab
. ; Notice "
The Atlantic & North Carolina Rai"
road Company has authorixed reduced
round-trip rates from all stations to
points named below and return account
special occasions named : . , , .'
To Charleston, S. C, account An
nual Interstate Convention Y. M. C.
A., March 23rd-27lh, 1900.
To Charlolte, N. C, account Nor'h
Car..l;r: Su.to Sui.dny School Aasoci. -tio
April 3rd 6th, 1900.
T'lDutham, N. C, account arinutl
niet'tinj; B.ipli-it Women's M.m ioiinry
S'ci'lie i if North Carotin Aj-i il 10ih
1,'ih, 1J C. -
I THE DOGS CF IM
Turned Loose on the Atlantic
North Carolina Company.
Tho Dtlaytd ArgumtnU on tht Can lor
Annulling Uau Htard by Judgt Long
I , . j,.. Yttttrday. "
! By agreement the counsel for the
Commissioners' of Craven county amt
for the Atlantic & North Carolina Co.,
lessees of the road submitted thtir ar-
guments to Judge Long on the merits
of the cane which was tried before him
tior court one month ago.
:y representing the part ifss
were a brilliant array of legal taldt
and it ha been many a day since there
has been so many distinguished lawyers
in the court house house at one time to
try a single ease. The interest of the
public has been keen in the different
stages of the lease of the A. & N. C.
railroad ar d theattendance upon this,
one of the most important occasions in
t'ie eventful history of the road, was
large and composed of the
ti re men of the county.
L. I. MOORE.
Hon. L. I. Moire, of Greenville
Solicitor for the Third Judicial Disti irt
opened the case for the plaintiff. ' Hid
argument was clear, logical and elo
quent He talked rapidly and although he
occupied an hour and forty-two minutes
he held the attention of his auditois
easily. He gave many citations' iof
authorily in support of his statements,
reading some and merely referring to
others. - He went into a brief history
of the railroad which dates back to 1-19
The design of those 4n authority that
time was to have an uninterrupted line
of traffic from the coast to the main
tains and also transversely across the
State. In the original charter tho pro-;
vision , is made that there shall be no
organization until $300,000 shall have
been subscribed, but here is a lease
with only $175,000 subscribed and only
$25,000 paid in. ,i ,
There is no power given to grant a
lease unless such lease is ratified by tl.e
legislature, that lease has not been
agreed to but on the contrary' the lai.t
legislature refused to give its sanctior.
Railways cannot without legislative
authority turn over their Interest to
other railway companies. Public duty
' must not be neglected at will. A rail-
road corporation possesses no gr a'er
:L' ua .v nl.. .k 11,
"rights' ftnfr trie peopls
1 county of Craven with its 1293 shares
' of stock, the county of Lenoir with its
500 shares and of Pamlico with with it3
made for 91 yeara and three per cent
arid that the transfer was made not to
' men known in this. State but to two
. capitalists of Rhode Island, men who
' have little interest in our county except
; to swell their own fortune. He spoke
of the loyalty of papers of this section
and the signal service they rendered
foi the cause of the people. The pros
perity of the cities along the line.of the
very large increase of population of
New Bern, Kinston and Goldsboro of
their improvement and their prospects
and said that the section would im
prove and develop under the - State
management as under the control of
aliens. It is not the purpose in annull
ing the lease to not return to the les
sees the money they actually expended
in improving the condition of the road,
they are entitled to it but the Stale
should control its own matters or not
leave it to outsiders.
A. D. WARD.
Mr. Ward appearing for defendant
said it was not a question of local law
but of the national constitution which
forbidB the passing of laws conflicting
with the operation of legal contracts so
1 ,ong M flatter shall themselves be in
BCCOrd with the princjpes of right and
ju8tice. Mr. Ward cited many legal
, nlWlt i, in .llnn0rt of the
1 8tatementa made by the defense.
Attorney General R, D. G timer then
' delivered an able address Tn behalf of
the defense, his appearance being for
the State, which owns two thirds of the
He said that the State of North
Carolina is legally a private stock
holder as was, maintained by the plain
tiff but in the comman acceptation of
the term in which the sovereignty of
the State is involved the State is not a
private stockholder and her interests
are first In this matter. Theopi onenta
nad asserted that the decisi6n on record
in the 72nd North Carolina reports did
n t have the approval of many of the
leading lawyers but notwithstanding
' that, he said the law was signed by
such men as Col. Hinsdale, Col. Argo
and other prominent attorneys in the
State. The fact that the lease was ex
ecuted at miilnuM does not effect its
v.lidity the directors accspted it know
ing that circumstance. The proposi
tion had been heralded far nnd wide in
the new : i hiiits previous to and there
waa no n-c rrry Imt-'vor to the pro-
cc ' . At t' " !: ii,! ,l meeting at
v ' ' 's "V t ' ' 1 ' ' r i ( bout, 1 tol.a
i ! ;' ! ! 'h r ; t v. :
read wherein the lease proposition was
mentioned at length outlining the plans
purposes and conditions of the lease
and that repart was adopted in open
ne,-linf-' . : -v-;
Gen. Gilmer was interrupted several
times by the opposing attorneys and
answered the queries quickly and well
and proceeded with his arguments. He
spoke of the prospect of the coaling
station which the Company contem
plates establishing at or near Cape
Lookout and of other development of
the eastern section which the Company
is making and will
continue to make.
Mr. Moore as ed the speaker if he
thought the prosperity would be in
creased if the people make them gift
of $2,000,000. He replied that he knew
nothing of any gift for the sum men
tinned or any other sum -but he did
know that ; prosperity ; would 5 come
quicker under tho present management
than it would under the old regime,
II" gave a review of the legal aspects
of the execution of the lease in which
the plaintiff appears. The suit is
brought through a person having one
h! ire of stock, a proceeding which is
not calculated to put reliance in the
hungry of the plaintiff. It was not
brought until 12 months after the lease
WJ3 made. There will be no damage
t j the stockholder and the price has
risen from 30 to 60 and had not this
li igation interf erred the' stock would
be 25 percent, higher today.
' C. M. BUSBEE.
The court adjourned at one o'clock
for a recess of one hour and upon re-
numption, Hon. C. M. Busbee, of Ral-
Kh. spoke in the interest of Hon. E.
C Duncan and Mrs. fucker, two of the
largest stocxnoiuers Desme me oiaie
interest. His argument was short and
was mostly to show how the value of
the stock had increased since the lease
went into effect. He also made a point
about the decission of the Supreme
Court in the 72 North Carolina which
had been the subject of much discus
sion. He stated that there had been
five receivers appointed for" the road
and a former receiver, noted for his
terse, short sentences, (presumably
McBee) v. ai heard to say the other day,
while discussing the A. & N. C. road,
that he had it once and that he would
have It again before corn time.
COL, f. M. PEARSALL.
Col. Pearsall, for the defense, said
that the plaintiff Hill had no real in
terest in the suit, having only one share
of the stock, he would not suffer to any
extent whether the lesse held or not,
He also srave several statements of
but which were nevertheless material
matters for consideration and showed
that the Company was doing a pros
' EX-OOV, AYCOCK.
Hon. C. B. Aycock, appearing as
counsel for the lessees, said that there
was profound interest in the outcome of
this suit It was a matter of importance
to his client, and more importance to
the State. It was also something to
him personally for six strenuous
months of his life was devoted to the
lease while he was in the office of gov
ernor. He made a brief historical .re
sume of the road.to strengthen his po
sition and show why the lease should
not be annulled. The road has been in
the hands of a receiver five times,
twice leased out and once forfeited.
The road has yielded only 15 per cent
in dividends in 50 years. . The governor
recited the circumstance of the McBee
and Finch episode, the arrest for con
spiracy and other events fresh in the
minds of the people and compared those'
transactions tojthe conditions today. He
pointed out the inconsistency of Craven
stockholders who went to the annual
meeting of 1904 and voted for the lease
and now were trying to break it
V w. W. CLARK.
After a brief preliminary address
Mr. Clark devoted himself to the legal
aspects of the case to show why the
lease should be annulled.
The first point was the fact that the
meeting should have been advertised
in two papers according to the provi
sions of the by-laws, whereas, the ad
vertisement only appeared in one. A
majority of tho stockholders should
concur in granting the lease. Such
appear on record. The
should have been held
in the advertised place. Ihe by
laws expressly require that the place
and time of meeting and if the provis
ions of the by-laws are not complied
with the by-laws aie null and void.
Tho address was very able and coa
elusive and the points of law were
'well sot forth.
I Judge Long announced at the end of
the arguments that he would announce
his decision in a few days if desired if
not he would consider the case longer.
Among these at the A. & N. C. lease
hewing, yesterday at the court house
were: Ex-Governor C. B. Aycock, At
torney General R. D. Gilmer C. M.
Buabee of Raleigh, Larry I. Moore, of
Greenville, James H. Pou, h. U
Duncan, of RJe'gh, C. L. Abernathy,
Lwitt Hines, J. W. Grainger, Kinston,
E. E. Britton, News Observer, Willis
Briggs, Raleigh Times, R. E. L. Bunch,
Goldsboro, F. L. Merritt, Norfolk.
Ha Stood Hit Test 25 Ytars.
The old, original GP.OVF.'S Tasteless
ciiill Toidc. You know what you are
t .kin;t. It ll iron ami qiiiiuna in a
i ; ii,T.n. KoCuro, lo y. CO:
t rEjUlL) S
Makes the Very Finest Bread and Biscuit
If you will try it you will be pleased.
Can be had with other GOOD THINGS .
a EDAM MEW VHliT n
Our two buyers have just returned from New
York, where they selected complete stocks for the
The New Goods are now arriving daily.
We have secured Miss Katherine Donovan,
who will have charge of our Millinery Department
this season. She comes highly recommended from
one of the largest and most fashionable city estab
lishments. Moderate prices will still ; prevail in
Ladies' and Children's Headwear. .
Notice of Opening later.
'IT WOULD BE WELL FOR YOU TO SEE
J. M. Mitchell & Co.
They are, beyond a doubt, showing the pret
tiest line of EASTER GOODS, we have ever seen
Embroidered Shirt Waists are in evidence at $1.25
t : $1.50, $1.75 and $2.25.
Silk Warp Eolian in gray, old rose and Alicfe
blue, 36 inches wide at 50c the yd.
, Silk Warp Crepe de Paris, 42 inches wide at
$1 the yd.
.Voile 42 inches wide. 75c and $1.00.
Crepe de Chine and Diana Silk in all the even
J M Mitchell & Co.,
61 Pollock St., Opp. Episcopal Church
J L. HARTSFIELD
1-2 MIDDLE ST.
After having so much troublo to get Tin work done when I wanted it and
like I wanted it done have purchased the Tin Business of L. H. Cannon. Have
opened a First Class Tin shop No. 90 Middle Street,' next to Gaakins Cyc:a
Store, where I have competent and experienced men to do my work, I will run
this business in conjunction with my CONTRACTING and BUILDING.
Any work sent me will receive PROMPT ATTENTION, and will ba EU
LIVERED when PROMISED.
I have an EXPERIENCED SLATER. ALL KINDS OF STOVE V.C H
DONE. STOVE PIPE Made to Order. Office Phone 129, Residence 1C:3.
OT.il 8 on FELT MATTR:
Just Received another lot of these ilm I!:t
tresse?, You will find solid comfort in cr.2 cf
Humphrey's Sectional Book-Caccs; New f." .'
in Picture Mouldings; Brass Rir; f;r 1