NEW BERN CRAVEN COUNTY. R C, FRIDAY. APRIL 6 1906.-SECOND SECTION.' ' '
IMPORTANT IF TRUE
A Nnprobibl Tali But On Which Has
Cautsd a Bit ef DIcutlo
The Raleigh Evening Times of Tues
day had the following article : . m
"Report comes from New Bern that
. citizens of Craven county will bring
suit against members of the board of
county commissioners for spending
$1,800 of the people's money in trying
to annul the lease of the Atlantic and
North Carolina Railroad. The suit will
. be, it is said, against Mr. C. E. For,
chairman of the hoard, who was behind
the Hill suit and influenced the county
commissioners to pay three lawyers
$500 each and one $300 out of the coun
ty funds to break up the lease made by
State. The report states that suit will
be brought to have the county reim
bursed by the chairman, of the board
for it will be contended that there was,
no legal authority for making the ap
It is evident that the item is inspired
by some one of the lessee company
who was the defendant -in the late suit
to annul the lease. We are told by
good authority that such a suit would
not stand in law but there is a senti
ment among the majority of the people
favoring an action should it be taken.
t Well Pleased With This Section
; Mr. Wilhelm Miller, editor of Coun
1 try Life in America, who has been col
. lecting data on the trucking industry
T of the South, left for his home in New
L York "Sunday morning. Before his de
' parture Mr Miller expressed himself
f at being well pleased with the outlook
in this territory, and grateful to the
. Industrial Department of the A. and N
C Co. for their untiring efforts in mak
ing his stay both ' pleasant and profit
' : able. Mr. II: L. Grant, assistant to
Mr. Fred L. Merritt, Land and Indus
trial Agent had the affair in charge
and rendered efficient service in bring-
ing together the representative growers
. of this section for Mr.' Miller's benefit.
All- Kinds of
for OAS B .or will handle on
consignment. Let me know
your prices on what you
have or will have. .
Stb!:8ri IVtiltton, Jr.,
v 8? York St., Utica. N.'Y. ;
Mice oL Store ; Purcriase.
I have pw chased the stock of gener
al merchandise owned by Geo. S. Wil
cox, (deceased) at Bellair, N. C. and
will continue the business at' the same
place. Miss Lottie WPcox will man
age the business, with the assistance
of Daniel Lane Jr. '
We expect to carry a full line of.
General Merchandise anl sH at New
We will thank "all former patrons to
continue with us.
GUY s. lane:
Af j i . a
OLid LJ LCI 1,1 liGIII
A Lot 55x100 feet, and
feet with Shed 12x40 feet
nation apply to
J. W. JORDAN,
cash or on liiao
ten II T engiuo,
12 JJ S engine, re
turn tubular boiler;
c::o c: cat7 Pratt in
t;it!i feeder and
farrclllnant to put
i i : .rr;cr ni
: ;r."!i i :aitoc::3 .'.liver
LEO of Limi:x3
Thi PleaFor illicit Distilling in Da
Judjs Boyd Csust to Bs UnlsnlWHa AH
Moosthlntri. Some Rsmsrkable
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' Testimony Prsunlsd I Block-
i9 Caul at Grssniboro
' Fsatrsl Ceurt.
(Special Correspondence.) .
Greensboro, April 4 For several
terms of court, Judge Boyd haa been
lenient ' to the ordinary . moonshiner,
convicted in his court of making a little
whiskey. But yesterday he announced
that he had tried the effect of kindness
and found it was no good and he-pre
ceeded to weed a wide row, with the'
backwoods, one gallus crowd. :. Four
Surry county blockaders were convict
ed, and three ofthem sent to the At
lanta penitentiary for fifteen months
each, and fined $100, from a notious
blockading section of Surry, and from
the immediate, neighborhood where
Deputy Collector Barnwell, a brother-in-law
of Judge Ewart was killed by
blockaders several years ago. Within
the past few months revenue officers
have been repeatedly shot at in this
community. : - ; ''-.'
The men sentenced to the peniten
tiary were: R. W. Jarrell. B. B. Wood,
Trii I Coppeplate, while Hillary Wood
got the three montha in jail. . ,
Ex-Speaker Sam Gattia was pretty
lucky yesterday. Two of his clients
were acquitted by the jury, while Will
Jones, indicted for retailing, was turned
loose by Judge Boyd before the evidence
was all in. '. '
: The only contested jury case this
morning was where officers found a lot
of meal hid under some shucks in Tc m
Haithcncks barn, a still near by, tie
still worm hid out in some weeds near
his house and a plain path leading from
the house to the still three quarters of
a mile distant. Lawyer Sapp from
Ashboro handled the case for the de
fendant so well, the jury returned a
verdict of not guilty. Several wit
nesses testified that defendant was a
man of excellent character, and in an
swer to questionsvfrom the diatrlct"t
torney said that the making blockade
liquor in that section of Randolph was
not evidence of bad character at all
in their opinion. Defendant swore
that somebody else put the meal In his
barn and he did not know it was there.
Attorney McCrary did not have as good
luck with the next case againsV Albert
Ingram, near Apple in Davidson county.
The officer testified that he -caught de
fendant pouring beer into a seventy-five
gallon still his gun and an axe lying in
convenient distance. . Ingram had his
bucket of beer raised up, and the offi
cers surprised hira so, he forgot h'S
gun and axe and lit for the bushes, not
being overtaken until after a chase of
three miles, and officer on a fresh mule
doing the overtaking.
. A verdict was not resisted, when the
governments case was made out. But
Mr.' McCrary handed Judge Boyd a
letter addressed to him by the Justice
of the Peace in the section of David
son county. The letter stated Ingram
was an excellent young man, who had
a young wife, and if making liquor
contrary to Uncle Sam's regulations he
was only doing it to get something to
eat. - ' - :" ' ;: 'v:
Another plea for liency was that In
gram "was , very sly" in making his
liquor and on account of his slyness
there was no corrupting influence in the
neighborhood." When Judge - Boyd
read this letter from the Justice of the
Peace he said it made the case worse.
The very fact that a Justice of the
Peace, an officer of the State of North
Carolina, sworn to enforce the State
law which is much more stringent
against the running of stills in the
country man me reaerai law is ine
BtronKeBt, o' evidence that that
country than the Federal law is the
or is going very fdst
This officer of the State writes me to
let the fellow off because, when he
starts his still of a morning, he doesn't
hlnr tiia Vinm nnrt nntifv all tViA nAirrli.
bora to come and help drink up the fif
teen gallons of liquor he is going to
make that day." -, It may be that this
squire is in partnership wiLh the young
man he commends so highly for run
ning illicit distillery slyly, to keep from
( corrupting tha neighborhood, to get
him something "tYat" for himself and
his young wife." Anyway I'm not go
ing U. send this fellow to the peniten
tiary until a little more is known about
it. I've tried to give these blockaders
warning but seems to do no good, but
I'll wait awhile longer fixing his term.
Take him in your custody Mr. Mar
shal." r ..
Kcw York Cotton Market.
The following were the opening and
THE STATE'S CAFITOL-
Governor Appoints Delegates to Con
ference Charities and Correction
Casvtntlen Msst Is Philadelphia. Election
I Officers at PtnlUatltry. No Ckaagit
In Stats Hospital. Big Stilt Cksr
tort. Convict Killed, Fall From
Special to Journal: .' " ,
Rajeigh, : April 4. Governor Glenn
has appointed eleven delegates to the
thirty third annual conference of chari
ties and correction to be held at Phil -
delphia May 9th to 16th. . The board of
directors of State penitentiary re-elected
all the old officers; J. S. Mann, Supt
T. M. Arrington Clerk, J. M. Flem.
ming, warden. The ; Central State
Hospital board of directors inspected
the new building and examined ac
counts. . No changes are made in man
agement of the institution. Evidence
is all in,1 in Wake Superior court in the
case of Frank Moore and Bunk Burch
for the alleged murder of the Standard
Oil night watchman. Defense put. oh
no testimony. Counsel arguing before
the jury". 5
The State charters' the N.C! Electric
Co. High Point, authorized capital
stock one million dollars. Doc Alien,
Daniel Griswold of Candor, Montgom
ery county, Melville C. Hard. Philade?
phia, Pa, . subscribed $50,000. Will
build and operate interurban line from
High Point to Greensboro. Chart r
allows construction of not over fifty
miles in either direction. The com
pany will also generate electricity f ir
lights and power. The Freeman Prinu
ing Co, Lumberton, is chartered wiih
authorized capital $25,000. Will alno
manufacture pulp paper. Incorporators
are E. B. Freeman, and others of Lum
berton. ' i' s "
Lee Shelton, a white convict sorving
30 year sentence was killed by falling
from a flat car on the Raleigh & South
port railroad today. t
ill Hind tot Haw Always BotijM
A Strenuous Season
The majority of theatre-goers enter
tain the idea that about all there is to
the theatrical business is rambling
'round seein' " the country, counting
the box office Tecelpts" and spending the
summer in "riotous" living, on the sea
sons profits at Saratagoor Long Branch
but the error of this impression is sim
ply proven by the following clipping
taken from the Bill Board, America's
leading theatrical weekly regarding the ;
experiences oi tne ueraia square upera
r- L!.U 1 W 1 J
iU. wiiicn appears utrre jnuiiuuy aim
Tuesday, April 16, and 17th in ''A Trip
to India." . ' I
"The Herald Square Comic Opera
Co. will very soon celebrate its first
season in the one night Btand. They I
opened the 868800 at Annapolis, Md-,
on April 11, 1905, and since that time
ttlA wvmnanv hna rnuArrfwl 1ft StntAn'
played in over 220 citii s; travelled over
16,000 milefl; been in three railroad
wrecks; has buried one comedian; sent
two members to the hospital; returned
three to New York on account of ill
ness; has been in two theatre fires;
opened eleven new theatres, played 47
engagements in one State(Louisiana)of
which 1? were return dates (four sep
arate engagements in one theatre,
three in three others and two in eight
others; sent two stranded companies
home and made 28 changes in cast and
A strenuous seas on indeed but ac
cording to the press agent, still on top
orthe brush heap and
at theame old stands it has played
for the past nine seasons. '?
Kitt Swamp Entertains
" April 4.
Following is the program for S. S.
Convection to be held with the School
at Kitt Swamp Sunday, April 8, 10:30
a. m. ": .
Scripture reading by President.
Reading minutes of last meeting.
Report of Supt. of Schools.
Address-C W Pipkin.
Recitation North Gaskin.
Address W T Price.
Recitation Huldah Barrington-
Address W II Price.
Recitation Lorena Willis.
Address Seth Gaskin.
Recitation Louie Gaskin, Jessie
BESSIE GASKIN, Sec'y.
Bargains for the People
If you want a cuckoo clw k for $10.00
to see me. Dinner castors.
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Norfolk t Southern Acguire
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anu Luiuuer n upei i j m una
An Impartm! Trsatacites Which
"Conwrnnsttd. Elsmssti tl an Author
' " llillvt SUtsmsnt In the Story.
The Elizabeth City Economist of
April 3, contains the following story
reg arding the railroad merger. The ar
ticle is written 'evidently : on good au
thority and the statement is said to be
" "It is announced from Norfolk today
that underwriting and other ar
rangements have been completed for
the proposed consolidation of the Nor
folk and Southern railway, the Virginia
an 1 Carolina Coaat railway, the Pamli
co Oriental and Western railway and
the Raleigh and Pamlico Sound railroad
and the holding company controlling
th iohn L Rper Lumber Company,
the Blades Lumber Company, the Bel-
haven and other timber holdings, with
an aggregate capitai stock of $10,000,
000. :.- .; -',' v y.:r:: yr-'-ZX
Frank S. Gannon, formerly, third
vice president of the Southern Railway,
will le elected president of the consolid
ated company, which will be known as
tho Norfolk and" Southern; Railway
Ompany, and he will at once assume
the active management of the com
pany's properties. - . . '
j The company will be incorporated
under the la waot Virginia and North
Carolina, or both, with a maximum of
20,1)00,000 shares of common stock.
- The company will acquire the prop
er y of the Norfolk and Southern Rail
way Company, .Virginia and Carolina
Coast ' Railroad Company, Pamlico,
Oriental and Westenn Railroad Com
pany and the Raleigh and Pamlioo
Sound Railroad company, owning and
operating 300 miles of well equipped
standard gauge railroad. Also the lease
of the Atlantic and North Carolina
Company, owning and operating ninety
five miles of standard gauge road, to
gether with their valuable terminals in
Norfolk and Suffolk, Va., and Elizabeth
jCity, Edenton, Mackey's Ferry, Ral-
eigh, ; Washington, Goldsboro, New
Bern, Morohead City, and Beaufort,
N, C. s
I To make the merger more valuable
it will likewise take in the capital stock
' of a holding lumber company control!
ing the property of the John 1 Roper,
Blades and Belhaven Lumber Com
panies". ' being over 600,000 acres of
timber land and about 200,000 acres of
with standing timber
thereon, conservatively estimated to
be about 4,000,000,000 feet, together
with the modern manufacturing plants
having a present annual output of 126,'
000,000 feet logging roads and ample
. . iwnmKr WILn till', rHNMIU 1U IUII11ICI
m.. . i :iL : 1..
D.ftnt. that have a annual
output of about 150,000,000 feet, the
new company will construct an exten
sion of about; 200 miles of standard
gauge road, bridge Albemarle Sound
and make a connected and fully equip
ped railway system "f about 600 miles
in length, between Beaufort, Goldsboro,
New Bern, Washington, Raleigh, Mac
key's Ferry, Belhaven, Edenton, Suf
folk, Elizabeth City, and Norfolk, trav
elling in great part its 'own land and
Baby rambler roses in pots at War
Large Sago Palms
cheap, at War
' April 4
The weather is nice today and looks
like spring may open up,- it has been
o diaacree&bla that there haa not been
' much work done.
Well we are to have ajchurch built in
Clarks soon which is very much needed
It is to be a Methodist. We hope that
everybody will give a helping hand.
There is to be a glove party at Mrs.
John Humphrey's on the 9th of this
month hours from 8 to 11 p ro., for the
benefit of tho ME church in Clarks
Mr A T Wetherington has the bill and
is cutting thejlumber for it.
We are sorry to hear of the death of
Mr Clement Weatherington. He died
the 2nd and was buried the 3rd, he was
quite an old .man, he was about 82 years
old and leaves children and grand-chil
dren to mourn their loss.
The Enterprise Brick yard haa start'
ed up and seems to be on time. We
also hear the Carolina Brick and Tile
Co'a whistle every, day. They are do
ing good work too.
Mr A T Wetherington went to New
Bern yesterday on business.
Mr G T Eubanks went to New Bern
You're growing more beautiful d;iy by
dyy, d r Grace,
FOR FORES I" RESERVE BILL
Governor Appoints Committee to VUHWtsh-
legion. Preacher Delivers Appetl '
Before Disptnsery Door.
a :l a- i
j itaieign, April b. uov. Ultnn ap
, .j pointed the following named commit
i j tee to appear .at Washington, April
25th, before tho House Committee on
Agriculture, in behalf of the passage of
the forest reserve bll: D. A. Tomp
kins, Charlotte; "T Frank R. Hewitt,
Asheville; Henry E. Fries, Winston;
Hugh McRae, Wilmington;T. S. Rollis,
Greensboro; Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt,
of the University of North Carolina,
at Chapel Hill, N. C.
A sensation was occasioned this af
ternoon when a Raleigh preacher ap
pfeared before the Raleigh dispensary
and appealed to the wicked under the
text "Am I my brother's keeper?" A
pistol and an empty whiskey flask pic
tured in the discourse, both of which
were used recently by a suicide in this
city. Permit to preach was granted
by the' city authorities, according to
a city" statute."
. v mj weat euuig no v v sis v va uccu
bletb understand, why ladies will buy
harmful cosmetics when Hollister's
RbcKy Mountain Tea makes clear com
plexions. 35 cents. Tea or Tablets.
For sale by F. S. Duffy.
The farmers are busy getting ready
for planting corn, but we fear the
acreage will be small owing to the
good price of cotton. We expect the
greater part of the land will be reserv
ed for cotton. '
Mr John Warren of Edward died last
Saturday. We extend ou sincere sym
pathy to the bereaved family and
friends, Jhe funeral was conducted
by Rev. William Bnnson at the Bovd
burial ground at Edward, on Sunday
'Vftiid Mrs 3 W Lane spent "Satur
day and Sunday with their daughter
Mrs D C Hardy of Small. :
Our community badly needs a des
tructive remedy for hawks, as they
catch the' chicks as fast as' they are
hatched ; They caught all belonging to
one of our lady friends but two, she
caged them in a flour barrel and thinks
probably the hawks will not And them.
Mr and Mrs Barney Cayton, Mr and
Mrs C G Tuustall attended services at
Sandy Grove Sunday, Elder Lemuel
Hardy delivered a' very fine and inter
Mr G R Lane made a flying trip to
Mr and Mrs L G Cayton spent Sun
day with their parents Mr and Mr R
D Cayton here.
North Carolina nams and Norway
Mackerel at Oaks Market.
' , The Sun Beam Light. .
The storo of J. G. Dunn & Co. haa
byen supplied with the new light which
is the patent of Mr. H. G. Wunsch,
at Oaks Market and is known as Sun
beam..: The brilliancy can not be com
pared to any thing we have yet had for
artificial illumination. In the entire
store nine lamps and there is not a
square foot of floor space where ordi
nary print can not be read. The lamps
are fed by gasolene which is conducted
to them by means of a small hollow
wire and the fluid is converted into gas
iniide the lamp. A globe shaped like an
incandescent globe and the flame is con
fined in a mantle which makes a soft
white light. It is a most admirable outfit
for a dry good store and has come into
a large Demand on account or its
superior, qualities. It is' an entirely
safe . method of lighting and the insur
ance of the building is not affected by
It. : v,.-:. '.. . .
We are glad to hear of the success
ful meetings conducted in the Baptist
church. " .
Rev 1 N Henderson preached a fine
sermon at Enon Chapel Sunday.
Mr Fernie Henderson of Hubert ac
companied by Miss Lina Franks of
Richlands, psssed through here Mon
day Miss Franks has closed her school
and gone hothe.
Mr Lewis Fonville of French Creek
Clubhouse, has accepted a position aa
superintendent of the Glencoe Stock
farm at Verona.
Mias Annie Trott has gone to Deppe.
We wlnh her a very pleasant visit there.
Mr D H Moore and Dr Mumford of
Swannboro passed through here Mon
day en route to Jacksonvile.
Gen W II Willis haa gone to Rich'
land to superintend the moving of some
The little town of Richlands is hav-
h'S a tu bnonv The rai'.roal- h
l;cn the nit'Hns of its prosperity.
Makes the Very Finest Bread and Biscuit
If you will try it you will be pleased.
Can be had with other GOOD THIN GS
THAT ALL SORTS OF
will be offered at all sorts of
prices by all sorts of clothers
It will certainly be a good
idea for every man that cares
anything about the kind of
clothes he wears or what he
oavs for them to keen both
his eyes open and hlg hand
' . u u.,.i. 4.:n t. ,
i0n h'S Pket 0k till he IS
jsure he Is on the riehtjtract..
The' man who comes here
for his suit will surely not go
wrong for we have the agen
cyforSchloss Brothers and
B. Kuppenhemer's Clothing
for men and :f The Payne
Clothing for young men and
children. Wherf you get
either of the above suits you
will have the best in style
New line of Shoes, Shirts,
Neckwear and Hats are now
J. J. BAXTER
89 MIDDLE STREET.
J L. HARTSFIELD
Contraolor ami Riillifer.
omCk 93 hi MIDDLE ST. PH0HI 238
After having so much trouble to get Tin work done when I wanted it and
like I wanted it done have purchased the
opened a First Class Tin shop No. 90 Middle Street, next to Gaskins Cycle.
Store, where I have competent and experienced men to do my work, I will run
this business in conjunction with my CONTRACTING and BUILDING. 'X
Any work sent me will receive PROMPT ATTENTION, and will be DE
LIVERED when PROMISED. "
1 have an EXPERIENCED SLATER. ALL KINDS OF STOVE WORK
DONE. STOVE PIPE Made to Order.
Buy A Lot in
7th Ward. Norfolk City. This property
of Norfolk and the Jamestown Exposition Grounds, with car service to either
point. . . . . '
TERMS $5. and $10.00 per month, without interest
or taxes until paid for.. Lots $400 to $750, according to
location. v . ''XVV- :
The city's rapid growth in this direction should make much higher values.
For further particulars apply to '
C. T. PUMPHREY, Hotel Hazelton. New Bern, N. C, p
HIGHLAND PARK SYNDICATE,
; ' ,140 Main Street, Norfolk, Va.
J. L O'P S GO.,
Ross, Carnations and Vi dets a spec
laity. All Flowers in seas. n. j
Wedding Bouquets and Floral Decora
. tions at short notice.
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Tlants In great varsi ty.
Rosebuiiliea, f'.ml.Li'ry, Fvprp.r.-. i-s,
:,d 1 '
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SC1' BR CO.
Tin Business of L. H. Cannon. Have
Office Phone 129, K evidence 1S5.
is located midway between the center -
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