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NEW BERN CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C. FRIDAY JUNE 1, 1906.--SECOND SECTION.
THREE CONVICTS ESCAPE "
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL TODAY.
THE BABTSH0W REPEATED
A LIFE OF ALIASES
Wore it iho Camp on Trent Roii
' Working Out Sontsnce at Making
, ? , Rod. - . ..
Three conVicts wo King the sentence I
; TOUGH NEGROES ESCAPE
Towmhlo Offieor kt fakeo at DlsoovofttsfO
tni Loose Prlionar y Bolng Over
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one from Pamlico county.
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' May 25.
We are having dry weather now.
At the ball gamo yesterday a colored
of the court on the road - have escaped, man was making himself disagreeable.
They were located oh Trent road and He had put several drinks inside and de
were under the "charge of County Com- veloped into the kind of being that most
miesioner W R Bwrington. They weire big negroes become when -' they are
in camp Hiving under tent. They ef- drinking, quarrelsome and ugly." This
' fected their escape" at night. They fellow was very disorderly and Consta
were chained together, the chains were We Dwight Styron bad requested .him'
attached to iron hands fastened around to behave himself and he refused to
the legs of the prisoners. It is thought comply. Mr. Styron went, to hits and
that flies with which they sharpened told him that there was only two things
.their tool! Vere used to cut' the links he could do; he must be - more quiet or
in too. ; I go to jail.'; He defied the Constable to
-None of the men were serving any arresc him and when grappled he fought
very long sentence their offenses being ( against being taken. Mr. Styron depu
assault in two of the cases and larceny ! tized a colored man looking on to help
in the other. I him take the ruffian to a transfer. ..-J
The men: are "ail colored and their Some difficulty was experienced in
names are P. Venable, Joe Higgins and finding the driver of the transfer but
Lee Trino. Two are from Craven and he turned up after a while and instead
of taking the straight road down unr
fith street, beat out across lots to
National Avenue. Mr. Styron thinking
perhaps the driver was going don
National Avenue did not become alarm
ed until upon reaching the road the
driver hesitated and pretended to turn
toward the city but whirled fiio horse
and went northward an unexpected
move.- . . .t.ui.-.-..
- At that juncture the driver turned
in his seat and pushed a pistol right
under the Constable's nose and the
prisoner taking advantage of the ait-
uation grappled with him. It was the
probable intention of the men to over
power the officer but be fought so
strenuously, that they were foiled in
their purpose whatever it was. Seeirg
that Mr Styron was nearly out of the
buggj they gave him a shove and sent
him clear o( the wheels onto the
The officer was stunned for the in
stant but arose within a minute and
shot after the men who were rapidly
disappearing in the direction of Jack
Both negroes are New Bern men and
it is only a question of time before they
are caught Their case will not be sub
ject to leniency and it is nafe to say
they will get all that's coming.
Mr. Styron'a conduct was nothing
less than a faithful officer's could be
and his escape from serious injury and
perhaps murder is a very fortunate
The, fanners are getting discouraged
"over their crops" , it is so dry, they
can't, get their tobacco Bet out, neither
get their cott'onup;'we would be" Vey
glad to see some rain. The gardens
are looking poor on account of no
P Mr A L Wilson is first in our neighbor
hood to be eating beans and Irish pota
toes, this season.
Miss Maud Hill of Newport was in our
berg last week, having lots of fine
sewing done. Wonder what that
Little Walter Gould is quite sick, hop )
he will soon recover.
Mr L S Q'linn who is at work near
Kinston, rnme home last Friday to visit
his parents and returned Tueiday morn
Mr Charle3 Garner and winter, M;ss
Janie, went to Beaufort last Sunday,
they report a fine time.
Mr Edward Uzz' ll was pie guest of
Mr J L Garner last, evening, Miss Lizzie
was not at homf , hope he did'nt feel
bad over it.
Quite a number of our young people
attended church at Venolia last Sunday
among whom were Messrs and Misses
L S Quinn and Lizzie Garner, Karnie
and Estelle Garner, Lewis Swain and
Master James Thomas Gould.
Mr and Mr? Caswell Garner went to
ee their mother, who is quite sick yes
terday and have not returned yet, hope
ha isn't any worse.
Misses Vera, L'jzena and Estelle Gar
nar and Mr Lewis Swain visited Miss
Lila Garner Friday evening.
Misses Lila Garner and Bessie Quinn
Messrs Howard and Linzie Garner and
Barnie Mann went to Wildwood last
Saturday and returned Sunday, they
report a fine time.
Miss Olive Garner was the guest o
Miss Louisa Mann Saturday night.
Mr D L Gould is quire sick, hope he
will soon be out Rgain. vVe miss you
Mr Major Simmons visits Mr F E
Mason's quite of ten, lookout girls.
Wonder where Hugh Quinn is, hav'nt
een him today, expect he is at Mr Uz
sell's as he most generally is on Sun
Mr P H Gamer and son,. Loften, and
Mr R L Wilson went clamming yester
day. . .'
Mr and Mrs It T) Gamer .pent the
day with their daughter, Mrs S M Gar
ner last Sunday for the first time since
he moved to her new home. .: J
Mr L S Quinn accompanied by his
mother, Mrs D SQuinn and little niece
1 , apent the day with his aunt, Mrs Chris
tina Garner last Monday.
Miss Lizzie Garner was the gu st of
Mrs A L Wilson Saturday night and
Sunday. . 'lV, ,i
Mr E Mundin came very near loiing
his dwelling house Saturday night, by
the grout forest fire, ifctook hard fight
ing to save it."
Or sir of Exorcists lor Commencement one
.Other Note fUlirdlnj the Occasion.
The Now Bern Graded School closes
its sessions for the year today. It has
been a very successful year both in at
tendance and interest, having been
kept up until the close and the scholars
attesting their satisfaction with their
work in many ways. '
The graduating exercises will begin
10:30, sharp, this morning. The
scholars will assemble at their various
rooms at 10 o'clock . to receive their
grade and promotion cards, after which
Jhey will go to the opera house to wit
ness the exercises. Following is the
program to be given.
Song Star Spangled Banner.
Invocation Rev. L. G, H. Williams.
Essay New Bern in Colonial. times.
Essay Public Schools in North Caro
lina. Fannie Smith.
Song Soldiers Chorus.
Essay Panama Canal. Clyde Hardi-
Presentation of Diplomas by T. A.
Presentation of Medals by S. M.
Presentation of Scholarships.
Literary Address by Dr. B. F. Dixon.
The alumni reception will be held at
the new graded school tonight. Ad
mission by card.
Capsized Boat CauMS Catastrophe,
Special to Journal.
Riga. Russia. May SO. -An excursion
boat containing about 200 passenger!
was caught in a squall on the bay and
capsized. Sixty-five persons lost their
lives by drowning.
Memorial Day at Arlington
Special to Journal.
Washington, May 30. -The annual
observance of memorial day was mora
marked this year than usual.
A great throng gathered at Arling
ton cemetery to witness the decoration
ceremonies. Twenty thousand graves
Will Co Hard With Lynchers
Special to Journal -' .'
Wadesboro, May 30 The best of the
citizens of this place have expressed
their indignation at the lynching epi
node here Monday morning and have
showed their willingness to help in run
rung the oriminals down Several
names of participant have been se
cured and it baa Jeen shown that the
party was largely composed of toughs
from South Carolina.
Armour Has Loss
Special to Journal
Chicago, May 30 Grain elevator 'D
belonging to the Armour Co.- burned
early this morning and 1,000,000 bush
els of wheat were destroyed. Four
men were injured in fighting the
flames. ; "... .
C & HURST
President Has Tremendous Ovation
Special to Journal
Portsmouth, May, ,30. President
Roosevelt was tendered a tremendous
I reception today on the occasion of the
unveiling of the Soldiers Monument.
The procession was one of the most
imposing sights ever seen here. It was
composed of Federal and Confederate
Veterans, regulars, militia and ma
rines. - '
, His address was a thrilling and mas
terful oration and was heard by many
thousand people. " ;
An American Assassinated -
Special to Journal.
Tif lis, Caucasia, May 31 A laborer
assassinated Stewart, the American
Vice Consul located here. The man
was arrested and said that he had been
ordered by his employers to commit the
deed. The latter have been arrested
A Triple Tragedy
Special to Journal.
Kankakee 111., May 31. After hours
of anxious search Mrs. Van Siette
found the dead bodies of her three little
girls in a trunk today. It is altogeth
er probable that the little girls while
playing got into the trunk and the lid
shut down on them and locked. Not
being able to force it open they were
Fatal Steamboat Collision
Special to Journal.
Detroit, Mich., May 31st. Five men
were drowned today and many injured
in a collision between the steamers Ev
in and J. G. Clair. The steamer Cowles
was cut in two and is a total wreck.
New York Cotton Market.
The following were the opening and
closing prices on the New York Cotton
Exchange, May 31.
Or en High Low Close
May) 10 86 10 86 10 80 10.80
July 10.79 10 79 10 60 10.62
Oct 10.45 1 0.45 10.37 10.39
Last year 13,022
Tho Fourth Day of Bazaar Another BIjJSuc-
The bazaar still holds the people in
its mighty grasp and the interest and
enthusiasm continues to a high degree
Great throngs visit the hall feom early
in the afternoon till late at night. The
scene can not be adequately described
but suffice it to say thatln the some
what hackneyed phrase "there is some
thing doing all the time."
The special feature yesterday was
the repetition of the baby show. The
little lots were there in full force with
the mothers or nurses as chaperons.
The entries were larger than Tuesday
and the interest greater. The prizes
were awarded as follows:
i Handsomest girl, Lh Jones, daugh
ter of J, A. Jones.
Haudsomest boy, Willie Guion, son
of W. R. Guion.
Prettiest girl, Alice Craven, daugh
ter of Prof. H. B. Craven.
Prettiest boy, Willie McSorley, son
of C. J. McSorley.
Todav the doll contest will take place
This will excite the interest and enthu
siasm taken by the little girls. Pr'zes
will be given for the prettiest dolL
Every little girl is cordially invited to
make a contribution.
Tomorrow the last day will be de
voted to the old woman, who lived in a
shoe. She will give one of her children
to the child guessing the name of the
big doll. Vote will also be made on the
most popular child.
The five course suppsr was largely
patronized and was a most inviting fea
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Bomb at Royal Marriage
Special to Journal 4.
Mbdrid, May 31. The city presents
an appearance not unlikfe the , ..barbaric
splendor of the ancient days. The we4
ding of King Alfonso and Princess Ena
was an event in which ill people old and
young, grave and gay, prince and peas
ant vied with one another in showing
their pleasure over the event. As the
bridal procession moved from the
church to the palace the King and
Queen were greeted with tremendous
demonstration at all points of the
One unpleasant incident was 'a deed
that was not although unexpected and
which was studiously guarded, against
and that was an outbreak of some anar
chist, While the King and Queen were
heated in the royal carriage in the pro
cession a boy or young man threw a
bomb. Their majesties were not in
jured and seemed not to be agitated
over the unfortunate affair. The ex
plosion of the bomb killed seven persons
and injured several others. A few ar
rests have been made but the real per
petrator of the outrage has not been
Seems to Have Been That of Convict
C T Wataoo Endorat Water for fUglitor
It gives me much pleasure to state in
behalf of Mr. Geo. K. Waters, thepres
ent Register of Deeds, that all of my
business relations with said office dur
ing his administration, have been of a
most satisfactory nature.
He haa always proved to be attentive
and diligent in the discharge of his du
ties as a county official and it will give
me much pleasure to see him retain his
C. T. Watson.
To Correspondents and the Public
Now that politics is engaging the at
tention of so many, the Journal again
wishes its correspondents and the pub
lic, which includes all those desiring to
express some particular preference for
men for nomination, to take notice that
this paper does not publish such articles
or letters which name a man or express
political sentiment for any one, unless
such communications be paid for in ad
Pamlico County Teachers Union
The Pamlico County Teachers' Union
will be in session Saturday June 9, at
the court house, Bayboro. Hon. S. M,
Briason of Craven will deliver an ad
dress, after which round tables will be
in order. The public is cordially in
The democrats of Northeast precinct
Onslow county, met Saturday to select
delegates to the County Convention
which is called to meet at Jacksonville
Tuesday June 4. W H Willis presided,
resolutions were adopted endorsing
Hon. Charles R. Thomas for Congress,
and Senator Simmons to succeed him
self. ; -
An overloaded excursion steamer
capsized off a pier at Riga, Russia,
drowninar sixty-five persons. Tho boat
had just started for Dubbeln, a neigh
boring watering piece, when she keeled
over and sank. Only ten of the seventy
five Dersons on board of r -her were
their sentiments in
print, pleaie take
' Gets Heavy Damages
Special to Journal.
Wilmington, May 8L The verdict in
I the case of Charles Wilson vi tho At
lantic Coast Lino Railway was today
I rendered in favor of the plaintiff. Tho
action was brought for Injuries received
Distributors for Craven, Car- by being hit by an engine, and tho
teret, Onslow. Jones, Parri- mount ot th6 dame WM 50'000
hco.JB.eauf ort.T And King- riei pf Mriout Mtur aiKl
StOn Counties. - he got the full amount asked for.
- " r May 29,
- We are pleased to say we have had
nice rain since the but report of the f
weather. Tho farmers are looking gay
who wish to express and happy over the showers they have
had. The corn and tobacco are looking
fresh,once more from tho dry weather.
Mr. George M. Cayton, of Reelsboro,
waa a visitor at Mrs. Jane Cayton 's
front Friday until Monday.
Ut. George and Willis Cayton went
to Pitch Kittle Saturday on a business
trip. : :'y:- , ' ; '
Mr. Steven Gaskina is having tele
phone put in his house,
Notice of Meeting ot Republican
; ecutive Committee . -
Notice is hereby given that there will
bo a meeting of the Republican Execu
tive Committee of Craven county at
tho office of the chairman, (X B. Hill,
No. 35, Middle street, on Monday June
4th 1906, at 12 o'clock noon, for tho
North Carollnlani Known; the World Ovar.
Prominent Citizen Dead. Officers of
Stats Normal Alumnae Associa
tion. Reunion and Recep
Greensboro, N. C , May 31. Chief of
police Neely has received a letter from
lady in Raleigh in which she says, that
from published reports of what John B.
McMillan said about himself before he
died, that he spent some time in Ral
eigh last fall. He gave his name there
as John Southall, saying his mother was
dead and he had two sisters, living. He
tried to induce her son, she says, to
travel with him, offering him good pay,
but never told his business. In McMil
lan's effects, has been found a most
friendly and affectionate letter written
he day after the story of his exploits
and arrest in Greensboro was printed
last fall. This letter is from a promi
nent young lawyer of Raleigh. The
writer was evidently well acquainted
with McMillan, and had confidence in
him, since he offered to come to Greens
boro and conduct the defence if desired.
It is not thoroughly well established
that the unfortunate young man, as his
dying declaration, gave only one of half
dozen aliases he had used in his check
ered career, the name Brett Morey be
ing as apochrypal as that of McMillan.
fhe proprietor of a hotel here had Mc
Millan's trunk which he turned over to
them for an unpaid board bill. The
trunk and its contents have never been
examined, or if papers found there
have repealed the secret of his identity
those learning it have very properly re
peated the dead man's secret.
Editor Joe Reese of the Record, re
ceived today an interesting letter from
an old Guilford resident, who is now a
United States offrer at Borneo. The
writer says that in his travels about the
antipodes, he frequently meets people,
who on account of his name, who ask
him if he is from North Carolina. Re
cently he says, such an enquirer find
ing he was from North Carolini asked
at once if Jimmie Morehead was still
living. The man's name was Walker,
and said he went to school with Jimmie
Morehead, and that he was one of the
most fluent and brightest young men he
had ever known, He was much grati
fied to learn that Jimmie Morehead was
not onlv living, but had developed into
a tried and brave soldier, a distinguish
ed statesman and lawyer. Col. James
The writer also says, that once du
ring his career, on false charges, he
was tried before a court martial. That
Col. Calvin J. Cowles, attracted by his
name, asked if he was from North Car
olina, and finding that he was, volun
teered to conduct his defence, and he
was easily acquitted of all charges. The
writer is a negro, Col E. L. Gijmer, of
Greensboro. That name Gilmer does
Mr. T. A. Gillard, of Siler City died
yesterday at St Leo's hospital, where
he was under treatment. His remains
were shipped to Siler City for inter
ment. He was 35 years old. Heart
disease was the cause of his death. The
deceased was a prominent citizen
Chatham and his community will suffer
a distinct loss in his death. Capt. J. II
Gillard, of this city, a cousin of the de
ceased, accompanied the body to Siler
At a meeting of the Alumnae Assc
ciation of the State Normal and Indus
trial College Tuesday night, the follow
ing officer were elected:
President, Miss Etta Spier, of Golds-
boro; Vice President, Miss Sarah
Kelley, of Charlotte; Secretary-Treas
urer, Miss Annie Melver, of Greensbo
ro. A new member of the executive
committee is elected every year, and
MUs Bertha Lee, former President,
was elected as a member of 1906 at the
meeting last night. Later the reunion
took place in the dining room of the
Spencer building, where a delightful
reception was given. There was no for
mal banquet or speech making to ham
pef the general good fellowship of the
evening, but light refreshments were
served and Impromptu expressions of
good will and affection were numerous
and eloquent, and added to the links
which already bound institution and
CUT PRICE SILKS 1
We have a number of China Silk Waist
and Suit Patterns that will be sold this
week at one fourth off their regular price.
All Fancy Silks that sold for 75c, we
will sell at 55c. All good patterns and a
good lot to select from.
with embroidered fronts and Cuffs at 35c and up.
Thursday, Friday Saturday
AND YOU WILL HAVE A
Beli&ioas Gyp of Tea
1 J. BAXTER
DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT
Buy A Lot in Highland Park
7th Ward, Norfolk City. This property is located midway between the centof
of Norfolk and the Jametown Expoi-ikion Grounds, with car service to either
TERMS $5. and $10.00 per month, without interest
or taxes until paid for. Lots $400 to $750, according to
location. ' v
The city's rapid growth in this direction should make much higher value
For further particulars apply to
C. T. PUMPHREY, Hotel Hazelton, New Bern, N. C or
HIGHLAND PARK SYNDICATE. I
140 M lin Street, Norfolk Va
The reception committee consisted of
Miss Annie Meade Micheaux, president
of the North Carolina Association of
former students of the college; Miss
Elizabeth Battle, president of the Guil
ford county associatios of former stu
dents. Mrs. Hampton Love Lee'aud
Dr. Mclver. There was a general exo
dusof students today, all trains requir
ing special coaches to accommodate the
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Many of our people are anticipating a hundredg who returned home to
parts of tho state.
ofnaminirtha tim and niaA nice time on tho picnic at Bridgetown
for holding a county convention to elect' Saturday. ' 1
delegates to State,1 Congressional, Ju- Rev. Mr. Bryan win nil ma regular
dicta! and Senatorial conventions, and appointment at this place next Satur
to transact auch other business as may day Md Sunday.- .
orooerlv come before said meeting. Mr. R. W. Smith is in our vicinity
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Each member of the Executive Com- mis wee.
mlttee is earnestly requested to be
C. B. HILL,
Chairman of the Republican Executive
Committee of Craven County.
North Carolina hams and Norway
Mackerel at Oaks Market. , . t ,.
Special attention given to bringing out rhe
individuality of each customer. Work promptly
done, and thoroughly up-to-date. Amateur finish
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Water Coolers, Ice Cream
Freezers, full stock Doors and
Windows and general, hard
ware. Ranges and Stoves.
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22 CRAVEN STREET
SOLD ONLY IN BOTTLES.