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NEW BERN CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C., 'TUESDAY MAY 22, 1906.--FIRST SECTION.
29th YEAR .'rv.
. ' W tf- v ; -.
inmley Visits lake Ellis to
1 , Secure Them
.-aisaMMS ft Stats MuMum. Governor
'- VWtog IUIs1f Again, Auto, Com - 4 ,
. ttf Muiim Cfc irtor. 'Jural
' :)llva'ry ItoutM. Meck
1 Unt'irrgUadi In Mac
' - ' ssaat Reads.
ISpeelaj Correspondence. ) .
Baltigh, May 19. Curator Brimley
of $ha State Museum returned today
from speclsj Jrip to Lake Ellis, near
Wa Bern. le v-as after alligators
Ud secured the heads and skins of
sf ht, the largest 8 feet in length. The
, kina an to be shown" and the heads
counted Jibe water jn. the lake is
rj 8 fact deep at. most. The allUra
t'tlr mainly apeared, but som?
, sjbot the" 85 calibre expanding
Wis r.teriy smashing their skulls.
Many photographs were taken, and a
wewer of reptiles and bird were at
" cured. !'"
-Got. G!en returned from Asheville,
ftaatljfp', aaedat the convention of 600
4 thamost important cotton manufac
ttran in the county.
A charter ia granted the Ashevillg,
sssanat::- ad Transit Co., to oper
'. these and other vehicles on the
' Wic Made of Buncombe county and
laawhere. t handling passengers and
trtiaiit, D. G. Noland and others bo
ing among the stockholders.
.--, im.,2 - ... .
.!miHi now in uns atate litfj
roral free delivery hiatt carriers. There
are In he United Stat s 35,365.
' - It to learned that there are now 820
utoaof . macadamized road in tiiis
8a4W-'4r'kienburg leRds, with 14
-nrllaac CTike'a roads are in need of re-
Thafceaudful collection of theivoods
ei Neath Pajtoja in the lower floor of
. the iMa Hbaaia, ia now rearranged
- and ajatjiia aanaed to the public. It
to eaa at the tareat features of the
l E ltUum. 4, Company's
' Cotton Letter
8pecial to Jouonal.
Geeenaboro, N. C, May 19. Fluetu
tiona in cotton during the ..week have
baan vary 'harrow and the closing today
ia practically the tame ae a week ago.
' Trade continues good and spinners are
. wall employed the world over. The
spot sales la Liverpool this week have
hen very large and shows a, disposition
of foreign spinners to fortify them
ehres against any contingency that
may arise,"-. The new erop is doing well,
"but it to useful to note that influential
'finaa such, as W. P. Brown and Co.
Theodore H. Price, S. M. Weed and
Coanpany, latham, AUxander and Co.,
ad Messrs Giles are givinjoutacrenge
figures showing very small increases.
If tha government on June 3rd should
. also show a very small increase, say
not aver 29,000,000 acres, it is likely the
. trade would become alarmed and bring
tout a higher range of prices.
Dr Kllgo Cets Uffice
Special to Journal
Birmingham, May 19 The Southern
Methodist General -t conference today
elected Dr,' Jj)hn C. Kilgo, a member
of the board f education. The con
. flict over the revision of article fourth
Chocolate Ice Cream and Lemon Ice
at tha same tim with the Twin Freez
ers. M. E. Whitehurat Co.
- Meetingi ..Postpone!
On account of the inability to secure
room tha evangelistic meetings con
ducted Mrs.; r Wicks of Georgia
which were announced to have com
menced last night have been postponed
antila desirable place to hoi J meet
ings can be secured.
Distributors for Craven, Car
: tcret, Onslow. Jones, Pam
lico, Beaufort, "And King
' " i Counties.
, - - (6 ',(r"o P,
BLACKBURN AT DOVER,
The Republican Congressman frera the 8tb
District Delights a Large Audience " !
In that City.
Tho address delivered by Hon. E,
Spencer Blackburn to the graduating
class ut Dovor Friday night was very
largely attended and the audience
highly. nppVociativen. The advent of 'the
brilliant young (statesman to this section
was not known very widely or there
would have been a very much larger
attendance. His visit was regarded by
some as buing net wholly .of an Educ
tional nnfure, but there was so little
time to give to political matters that
all he coulj do was to note which way
the poii'uc-u wind was blowing. He
expressed himsi It ,p very confident of
his success in .;ie coming convention.
He said it wouM b. ;. fihttothe finish:
it was lick or L'j i'cK'. d. His address
was one of goo.! f (!vic and suggestions
to the young iduuiC3. A thorough
education is beccmins i kscossity. If
a man has no other ar.i!.i;iou than to
merely be able to r;ad and write or hold
an ordinary poiition in life 'ie n.ust have
an education and the more eager he is
to amount to something the more learn
ing he neoda to have. The progress of
the times; the intensity of competitim
demand that education of "our youth be
thorough and practical. There has
beei a revolution of educational ideas
and we have all been c'ttight in the
great sweeping wavo of this demand.
While only a few years ago tha edu
cated men were in the minority now
they are in tho g.-eat majority and by
information gamed from statistics the
majority ia grow, ing larger. He com
indents for their indu?-n-'-.d
tht;u to inirsuo
it 7 "d
t: cir e.tu
' ;i ..l. ' atchlese
- v ' .1 the practical
talk li-.-pt the audience
nj jrc c
h!.;.'!1ci1 iihi.u wotds. His address
cnia.ued fr ntdiiy an hour and was
uiueiit!y interrupted by approving
He wa.-. introduced by Professor
Mosej, superintendent of the Dover
school and was preceded by Mr. S. M.
Brinson, ''ounty superintendent of edu
cation. The people of Dover are justly en
titled to tho distinction of being the
most thoroughly alive to the subject of
good schools of any people in the coun
ty if not in the, titale. They recently
held an election on the local tax for
schools question and adopted' the meas
ure without a dissenting vote: It was
a matter of considerable surprise and
much gratification to learn that the
people wora so united on the ' question.
The graduating claisa was unusually
fine, composed of some eight or ten
young men and women who acquitted
themselves grandly in both the exerci
ses of Thursday and Friday nights.
Richmond, May lS.Bra'Istreet's to
morrow will say for Richmond and vi
cinity : "'i,'
The market for agricultural- Imple
ments and vehicles is active and shows
largely increased sales over previous
years; the same is true with, the har
ness and leather market. Ii this line
some dealers have more . order j than
they can fill, owing to the BCarcJty and
high prices of leather. The tobacco
market continues strong with high
pricn.3 and giod domanda for all grades.
Produce is scarce and hi.!;h; this is due
partially to the recent cool weather
which has reUirtad tho ripening of
vegetables and" in some sections the
:v.v is considerably injured. Collec
tions ara nit good. Retail trade con
tinues somewhat d -p re-ised.
Full Appropriation deeded for Navy
Special to Jo-irnal.
Washington, May 19. The chief of
Ordnance Bureau, of the Navy depart
ment reports that the reduction of
over $20,000,000 in the navy a'
propriation endangers : the navy, and
vill make it unprepared if war breaks
out in the next fine years.
V Small Items.
: Small, N.C., May 11.
We are having very dry weather at
this time. Some of the farmers are
having to plant their cotton over, caus
ed by dry weathnr and a large frost.
; Mrs., Charlies Boyd is vry ill at this
time but we hepo she will recover. '
. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Guyton were the
guests of Mr. and Mis. EJdie Swain of
Matin. - -; ..
Norman," son of Mr." and Mrs. Alex
Cuihrell, died otdiptheria Fxiday morn
ing last ubout five o'clock. He leaves
a mother one sister, one half sister and
three half .brothers to mourn their loss.
Norman was about eight years old and
was liked by every one who knew him.
"We are faorry to say that Mamie,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Boyd
is very ill with diptheria. 1
Miss Amanda Rowe spent last Sunday
with Mr and Mrs J C Edwards.
Elder '.Jesse Bennett addressed the
people at the White Hill Church Satur
day and Sunday last.
Mr Winfleld Rowe and J. G. Walker
took a flying trip to Grantsboro Sun
day. Mr G M Walker took a flying trip to
Washington this morning on business
!' known to l.i"! ;e!f.
Southern Railway Company
' '' Forward the Work.
Street Improvements In Gate City. Fine
t Auto.' Return of Girl J Who"' Die-
appeared a Few Days Ago. Po-
1 sltlon In Survey Service.
Greensboro, May 18. In its double
track work between Greensboro and
High Point, the Southern railway
straightened several curves, making
two new road-beds and tracks in the
process. Several grades were also cut
down. The last re-grading is now be
ing done between Hill Top and Bull
Run Creek, about five miles from here.
At the point, the . track is raised ten
feet from its former position and at
this point the county macadam road be-;
tween Greensboro and High Point, w:U
cross the railroad under instead of over
track as is now done. The finishing
touches will have been put on the en
tire fifteen miles of new double tracking
between Greensboro and High Point
when this piece is completed.
The report of Greensboro's City En
gineer just made of the street im
provement here for the past year,
maKes a good showing for progress in
that line of. improvement. It shows
that four miles of street grading has
been done at a total cost of $9,000.
Ciivbins on six miles of streets has been
sot and is now going on at the rate of
300 feet per day. No macadam work
has been done during tke last year, but
Elm street has been sated with brick
from Lee to Church street, the area
paved amounting to between 18,000 and
19,000 square yards. Coincident with
this, granolithic' sidewalks and pave
ments have been laid by the citizens to
the extent of about 12 miles during the
past year, and walks are now being
laid by six different contractors, some
of whom run two or more squads. The
city itself has laid 800 square yards of
walk and the city and county are both
at this work now. 7,000 sapitary sew
ers have been built on ten streets, ag
gregating 700 in. ft. private parties
under supervision and grades of the city
One of the finest automobiles yet seen
here has just been purchased by Mr.
Julius Cone. The cost is understood to
have been $3,500. The machine is be
tween foity and fifty horse power. It
differs from other machines in use here
as it has a "limousine" body. The
machine is a "Thomas." The vehicle
will seat six people, and is on the order
of the old fashioned stage coach, except
its panels are glass, and the flat roof
top will scarcely permit the seating of
overflow passengers, though it will ac
Yesterdaj Mr John E Ferguson, a
considerable property owner here, re
turned from Graham, where he had
been in search of his daughter, Lillian,
13 years old, who mysteriously disap
peared from her home here Monday.
Mr Ferguson found his daughter in a
boarding house in Graham, where board
had been engaged for her by Wm. Greel,
a barber here, who disappeared from
his place of business, his wife and three
children the same day of Miss Fergu
son's disappearance. . On Monday, as
was her custom, Miss' Ferguson went
out to collect the weekly rents due her
father on dwellings owned by him in the
city.' Among these tenants. WM Greel,
He and the girl had been known to be
acquainted, but nothing was thought of
it. Monday night as she had not re
turned home, and enquiries revealed the
fact that Creel had also disappeared
from his home, a search was begun, re
sulting in the two being located in Gra
ham. Mr Ferguson failed to find Creel
in Graham, but officers are on the look
out for him, on a charge of abandon-
and non-support of his family.
Hearing of the destitute condition of
his deserted family, the local barbers
union sent several representatives to
them yesterday. A plentiful supply of
provisions and other necessaries were
furnished to them by the union. Mrs
Creel is said to have some well- to-do
relatives in Raleigh.
Mr Tom Dalton, son of Mr R F Dal
ton, has accepted a position with U S
Goological Survey, He will be sta
tioned at . some point in Colorado and
will leave this week- ; . ...
Capt R P Gray returned from Rich
mond last nighrvUe has been there for
several months under the care of his
brother-in-law, Dr J Allison Rodges,
He is greatly improved in health, ,
Mr H B Harward, who has been night
clerk at the Guilford for some time, has
gone to Apex to spend two weeks be
fore assuming duties with the Hote
Tarry more at Wrightsville Beach,
Wheat Iron with . Pepsin are the
piineiples of Dr. Pepper's PhoeForrates
the greatest rtowo drink of the age.
English Women Demand Ballot
Special to Journal; v" !fl .
' London, May 19. Four hundred fe
male suffragists called on the British
premier today, and presented an ap
peal for the ballot for women, the
speakers declaring themselves ready to
sacrifice their llv for h HmnnH
made. The premier replying counsel-'
1: 'fit!enco ,w.iBhi!"-'-d.
BANKER S'dCOTS HIMSELF
i AejCJijof ef Poiee-tre-To Arrest Him For
Special to Journal.
Newpffrt N"u" ws', "Vn. ,' May 19. Presi
dent Irwm J.icker of the Princjal
ijayingA.tianlv conmuttedsuicide todSy,
witn a revoivt -it as (.met or foiice
Reynold open ell the door with a war
rant chariv ' h pteamg
?iO,0.'ii of.. ii , jnmk n-.Wt-
ported HhorLu',- muy go to $20,000.
Irwin's life win insured for $30,000
which fully n vci's all loss.
Propose! to " ' .
I'tohililiion. Two Ctnt
, .in, I Roosovelt's
I a :
stated hy He-
rong efTort will
of men of their
be made by ;
party !; haw ;
adopt n-fohii -hibilion:
also in 1
upon (!'.; rr'.mv.
also bo an ef;Vvi. i
Grant, Riri ; ,
i.- State Convention
in favor of Stale pro
:vor of two cent fares
i.v and that there will
viri'li: to have President
on the rate question
-:.id that such zealous
i f ;i ' Skinner, II. L.
'. ' in-risavor these
iMie.ui said that there
"': in progress now
hi lil.-iclvburn with a
i -i in line and to cap
n '-'il ton on these qu3S
.i il mat his district
- ir;:i imd that it rep-
.' ! '--ml of the Re
in I lie State, and
w i ., : nt ion bMng based
i ;-nj.''h of the party.
! "! p-r cent would
ih" Slate Convention
i i: jier cent is not
as eonvyiv- ,;.
with 1,'oniviv: - !
view to kjU. !
tore the SMS-
ti-)ns. !' v.
WO'Jill 11" in
respii'ffl : . i
pu!,!i; a:i , i.
votei a!!'.- .
Ul il l! " V . .'
It was !:.. : ,
give i-.in' i 1 -and
fiiii-.- .: i.J
much t" ! ' !.
uf the dry
by the cool
up and ci
i is very
' : -i T'-d
had the pleasure of
:;i i imm by Rev Garner
; of Iew Bern was in
u'j.-'iuks is recovering
f muhirial fever.
r and retain your
'-.'U and fanners are look
a ii'ali.'i clou-1 or listening
to an oc
isiinu;! moaning of
thunder wi '
which is up
up can't get up and that
ooks dusty but then we are
not as badly out of fix as soma of our
more southern farmers .whose crops of
cotton were killed by the fro3t. We
had frost last week but it did not kill
It seems that a kind Providence is
again ruling and ruling out some of the
discrepancies of man's judgment in in
creasing his cotton crop. There is prob
ably ten per cent increase of .the cot
ton drop of our county. So if a kind
Ruler wisely destroys about one-tenth
of the crop it will even up things, and
we will get more for what is left, than
we would for the whole
Corn is growing finely but some of us
had to hang a f c." crows in our fields to
stop the others from pulling up corn
JIave not heard of but one man about
here that had good prime potatoes in
his patch, wo have some in the same
row that are blossoming and others just
To Entertain a Distinguished Guest
Tho one hundredth anniversary of
the opening of the first brick school
building in New Bern Juno 20 will be
one of . intense . interest. The Jour
nal announced Sunday that the centen
nial was . in honor of the first public
school building which was an error, it
was the firit brick building used for
The Board of Trustees are extremely
fortunate in securing Hon. Hannis Tay
lor to make the address for this oc
casion. This distinguished man is a
native of New Bern. He lived here
several y era and was a student at our
schools. His career in public life has
been brilliant and he has been honored
by two presidents, by President Cleve- j
land in as-ngnin him U. S. Ambassa- j
dor to fepam ana ty rresiaent Koose-
yen as counsel lor ino umtea oiaies
in me aikhkhh i isnencs irenues. uiner
honors have been given ;him and in all
he has. won the high respect and es-
temn ofa11 llm "ssociates. v . ; ;
I . ThO Citizens Should Unite and make
tWa armW,:,iry an affair that will re-
fleet credit on m. I
Chinaman Commits Suicide By Hang
Crowds View the Dead Body. Political Caa-
, dldates Visit Schools to Promote
V ' Their Interests. Klnstonians In
hi Gate City. J. E. Lathan
Greensboro N. C. Msiy 21. Nobody1
here has ever heard of a Chinaman conr -mitting
cuicide before, but at least five
thousand citizens, men and women
viewed tho dead and hanging body of j
Sim Lee, proprietor of the principal
clrn S3 laundry here, yesterday after
noon. About six o'clock yesterday
afternoon two boys come running out
of the alley at King & Kimballs law of
fice in front of the court house, white
as sheefs, declaring there was a dead
man hanging in the wareroom in the
rear. Investigation proved that it was
the chinaman, whose laundry establish
ment was in front of warehouse, facing
the Federal court building and on East
Market St. The body was stiff and
stark, every particle of clothing being
just from a store, even to his shoes be
ing new. lie had taken a pecie of bon
piping tied a silk scarf around it, poked
through a crack in the planks of the
loft, turned the piping, stood on a
cracker box, am! with the noose around
his neck stepped oil', the step, being not
over twelve inches, his feet nearly
touching the floor and resting against
the side of the box. Ilemusthavechoked
to death without a struggle or effort.
His brother who is a partner in the
aundry was soon found, and his excited
astonishment and grief was touching.
He said that "Sim had been sick with
consumption lor some time and a lew
weeks ago his physician told him he
could not live long and this prayed on
his mind. He had been arranging to go
to Washington for several days and
from there to New York to be nearer
homo when he died, and Saturday said
he believed he Would go to Washingto
on the midnight tram last night. That
he left the laundry about midnight,
after all tho work was over; but did not
say goodby. Thinking that he had gone
to Washington on a sudden notion on
the one o'clock train Saturday night or
Sunday morning, he had not felt trou
bled about his absence. Coroner Tur
ner pronounced death from suicide,
after examination from the condition
of the body, death having occured be
tween midnight and day Sunday morning-.
The chinamen in the city soon
yalhe1 j-.l and had undertaker Poolo
ph-i? th-3 body in a casket. Examina
tion satisfied them they said Sim had
done his own shrouding and would not
like to have anything done further than
tnis. Every stitch of clothing on the
body was brand new, even to the silken
scarf which made his hangman's rope.
The remains were on a fast North
bound train within two hours time from
the time the body was cut down. The
body will be taken to New York, there
embalmed and returned via San Fran
cisco to his native land in China for its
final rest. Sim Lee was 35 years of
age, was well thought of and had made
a comfortable fortune. The body be
ing found right In the heart of the city,
within fifty feet of the street car junc
tion at Market and Elm street crossings
and on Sunday afternoon, made it nat
ural for crowds to view the gruesome
sight. It was an hour before the coro
ner came, and the body while hanging
was viewed by quantities of curious
people, many women and even children
taking a look. .
A gentleman who is nothing if not
practical, in. enumerating the advan
tages of schools to a community and a
county, says that their' value to candi
dates for political office on election
years, have never been appreciated by
educational apostles in their enumer
ation of benefits. He says that a candi
date in Guilford county can get to the
people easier, cheaper, and pleasanter,
than in any other county in the State.
In every section of the county outside
of the closings of the public schools in
every district, including High Point,
Revolution, Proximity and Gibson
ville the candidates by spending one
day at the big commencements . at
Guilford .... College, Oak Ridge,
Whitsett and McLeansville, can get
a fine free dinner, and meet in a social
way almost every voter in the county.
Besides this he has an opportunity to
meet the wives, mothers, daughters
and babies in pleasant, elevating and
harmless acquaintanceship. That candi
dates appreciate these advantages is
evidenced by the fact that they literal
ly swarm around on such occasions and
furnish much pleasure to their
The Oettingers of Kinston, who ara
to begin a buggy and carriage factory
here, have leased the Wright four story
brick building, on Greene ttreet and
wni begin work at once un(jer the name
df the Oottinger Buggy Co. They have
purchaBed a lot in East Greensboro and
wiu their present quarters until
the proposed new building can be orce
t p ,, ,i rv Mtinn Ukm
her6( have leaaed from the Southern
rail W the larKs brick building on':
; atrD0t f,-morlir lined forafrniirht;
coUn a t r:-' wan hoi!fl.
IS SOLE AGENT FOR THE
"No Shoes Wear Better"
Very few men have use for a
vest in hot weather.
We find the most attractive
suits in our store just now are
those, composed of coats and
They make the coolest clothes
that a man can wear. You don't
realize how hot a vest is until
you have gone without one.
If you are looking for comfort
it awaits you here in abundance.
prompt service, for
Films developed the
to the Studio.
Buy A Lot in Highland Park
7th Ward, Norfolk City. This property is located midway between tha ctatsi
of Norfolk and the Jameatown Exposition Grounds, with car service to either
point " -"" '
TERMS $5. and $10.00 per mpnth, without interest
or taxes until paid for. Lots $400 to $750, according to
location . . , . . . ..
The city's rapid growth in this direction should make much higher Talus
For further particulars apply to
C. T. PUMPHREY, Hotel Hazelton, New Bern, N. C.
HIGHLAND PARK SYNDICATE. '
140 Miin Street, Norfolk Va
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FOR YOUR HEALTH
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