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. No. 25.
NEW BERN CRAVEN COUNTY N. C, TUESDAY JUNE 26, 1906.-FIRST SECTION.
Troubled Badly for Several Years
With Eczema on Limbs and
Wrists Physicians Prescribe
Without Any Benefit -Blotches
Now All Gone.
CURE BY CUTICURA
"For several years I was troubled
badly with an eczema on my limbs and
wrists. Physicians in several towns
had prescribed for mo without giving
me any results. I had often used
Cuticmra Ointment and received relief
temporarily. In the spring of 1 904 1 took
the Cuticura Resolvent Tills and used the
Cuticura Ointment for about live weeks,
and at the end of that time there was not
a blotch on me anywhere. This spring I
took a few vials of the Cuticura ltesol vent
Pills as a precautionary measure, and
will continue to do so every spring simply
as a spring tonic, as they are so easy
to carry with you, and they certainly
fix your blood for the ensuing year.
I now use only Cuticura Soap.
"The Cuticura Ointment and Pills
certainly cured me of an aggravated
case of eczema, and if it will help any
other sufferer you aro at liberty to use
this letter. Respect fullv, St. Clair Mc
Vicar,SanAntonio,Texas,July 6, 1905."
In Baths With Cuticura Soap and
Anointings With Cuticura,
the Great Skin Cure
Soak the feet on retiring in a strong,
hot, creamy lather of Cuticura Soap.
Dry, and anoint freely with Cuticura
Ointment, the great Skin Cure. Band
age lightly in old, soft cotton or linen.
For itching, burning, and scaly eczemas,
rashes, inflammations, and chafings of
the feet or hands, for redness, rough
ness, cracks and fissures, with brittle,
shapeless nails, and for tired, aching
muscles and joints, this treatment works
wonders in a single night.
CutlrarSoap. Ointment, ami Will r told throughout
the world. Totter Drug Chrm. Corp., Sole Prove.,
boetoa. Mate, w&end lor, "Huw to Cure Krrry Humor.
BRYAN'S WOUND SERIOUS.
.Negro Shot by Constable Dwight Styron In
James Henry Bryan, the negro who
was arrested by Constable Dwight Sty
ron Saturday evening Is lying at the
Stewart Sanatorium suffering from a
very serious wound. The ball from Mr.
Styron 8 revolver entered the body un
derneath the abdomen and penetrated
an intestine, ittooV a downward course
but has not been located.
Bryan was found Sunday morning in
the house of a colored man named
'Washington in James City. He had
hidden under a bed and was hauled
out from his concealment. He had
-done nothing for his wound but had suf
fered several hemorrhages.
Dr. Primrose performed an operation
-on him yesterday and reported that the
man had scarcely a chance for recovery.
It is wonderful what a little c ireful
'grooming will do for a woman. It's in
spiration and 8 we tnes3. It's delight
ful and bewitching. The tffects of Hol
lister's Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents,
Tea or Tablets. Sold by F. S. Duffy.
Burglar at P. 0. & W. Railway.
A burglar entered the Pamlico, Orien
tal and Western depot yesterday morn--ins;
by breaking a window with abrick.
The thief tackled the money drawer
and failed and then tried to get into the
ticket case when John Holland, a young
white boy was aroused by the disturb
ance and shot at the man. The mi
rader wa scared away but the boy
aent four more bullets after him but
none took effect : The marks of three
bullets were found in the ceiling, the
other two bullets could not be found
and it is supposed the intruder carried
them off. , i ; ; ,
Dr. Leo Cohen of Balti
more will be at the office of
Dr. R. D. V. Jones from July
8th for twa Weeks, Where he.
Will See DatiehtS needine
'treatment of diseases of ihet.i.Si'Sft
eye, ear, nose and throat
J)rowned at Caswell.
Special to Journul
Wilmington, June 25 Quarter Mas
ter Sergeant Archie Rummell, at Fort
Caswell was drowned
today while in
Death of Samuel Bacon.
Mr. D. W. Roberts received notice
yesterday of the death of Mr. Samnel
Bacon at his home in Laurel, Del,
which occurred Friday morning at half
past two o'clock.
Mr. Rnrnn wui wll known hera Kv.
Ing lived to this section for many years
and was largely interested in the lum-
ber business. He was 69 years ofage
and was a man of strict integrity and
The funeral services were held at the
let home yesterday afternoon.
OFFICE FOR TRADE
Stories of Republican Traffic
The Cits ol Dobson of Surry. Indictment
Kill. Political Chances et Distiller
Reneger. tlectrlc Power House
on Fire. Accident to Mr.
Greensboro, June 22. Republican
State ChVurman Adams is very much
gratified, that Surry county has en
dorsed him for State Chairman after
having refused to pass a resolution endorsing-
Blackburn. Surry has been
considered one of Blackburn's main
stays in the eighth congressional dis
trict, being a strong republican county
and having a large blockade element.
In connection with this fall down ofi
the " chairmanship, it is said that the
treatment accorded lawyer John Dab
son of Surry, had something to do with
it The story goes, that Dobson had
been assured of the position of assistant
District Attorney, when Blackburn had
succeeded in prizing out Mr. Trice.
The premature announcement that
Judge Coble would be appointed and
that it was a Blackburn victory, not
only made Dobson disgusted and mad,
but outraged. He is said to have gone
to work nestigating. with the result
that he discovered that Blackburn had
been using the Assistant District
Attorneyship for trading purposes for
the State chairmanship. It was not
intended, so the story goes, for any
news of the expected change to get
out, until after the State Convention.
Mr. Dobson discovered also, that Black
burn had promised the place to W. S.
Pearson of Burke county, Jake Newell
of Mecklenburg and Zeb Sanders of
Atanly. The announcement of the se
lection of Coble by Blackburn, seems
to have lost him the endorsement of
both Burke and Surry. And now
comes the announcement that Judge
Coble is not to have the place at all.
It is said that State Chairman Adams
and Dobson took advantage of the
trading project of the Congressman and
laid the matter before the department
at Washington, with the result that
Chairman Adams yesterday received a
telegram saying the president had or
dered that Price be not announced.
Another use by the Congressman of of
fices as assets for trading purposes has
been brought to light by his active re
publican rivals. There is a fight for
the solicitorship in the Republican Judi
cial district in which are the counties o
Caldwell, Wilkes, Mitchell and Watau
ga. At the Wilkes County Convention
Blackburn made five speeches before
he succeeded in preventing the en
dorsement of J. W. McNeill of Wilkes
for solicitor. In his last appeal, it is
said he openly stated that he desired
the chairmanship of the party more
than the position of Congressman, and
it would help him not to endorse any
candidate. McNeill was then turned
down by his own people. He went to
investigating and discovered that the
Congressman had promised the solici
torial plum to Frank Linnv of Watau
ga, Greene of Mitchell, and some other
lawyers fromjother counties in the dis
trict. It was the plan to hold the judi
cial.convention after the State conven
tion. As soon a? MeNeill discovered
this trick, it is said he laid the matter
before the State Chairman Adams.
The whole plan was busted by getting
the chairman of the Judicial District
Committee to call the judicial conven
tion a week ahead of the State conven
tion. Another trade the Congressman
is said to have trade whereby vV. A.
Reneger a big distiller in Yadkin, now
indicted in the Federal court, should be
nominated for the Senate from Davie,
Wilkes, and Yadkin, is reported' to
have been discovered and illustrates.
So it looks like Blackburn's enemies
are determined to bankrupt him in
trading capital before the State con
vention meets. He seems to be the
most monumentally persecuted here
who has aver ridden down the pike,
since the days of the martyrs.
At 9 o'clock this morning the roof of
the boiler and engine room of the
Greensboro Electric Co., powerhouse,
the building, the damage waa not over
five hundred dollars. The electric cur
rent was shut off, of course stopping
street cars, and power to factories and
printing offices. In an hour and a half,
however, the current was turned on
and everything went to moving again.
The terrible accident to Mr. Eugene
C West, manager and secretary of
the Greensboro Wood and Fibre Plas
ter Co., here yesterday afternoon i
deeply deplored. Reports from him at
I the hospital today are not encouraging.
Mr. West is a prominent and popular
citizen. He has a host of friends in
'the city who were pained to learn of
the accident which befell him The
j accident occurred on the second floor of
the factirv. on North Rrwn atrsat
above Green Hill cemetery. The shaft,
which extends across the entire room,
just can be reached from the floor.
While this was in motion Mr. West
threw several sacks over it to make a
fan, and throwing the third his left
arm became tangled la the sacks,
which had already caught on the shaft,
and before he had time to extricate his
arm he was drawn up and whirled over
the shaft with great force. After be
ing carried aronnd several times some
of the workmen noticed what waa hap
pening and hurriedly stopped the ma
chinery, which is run by electricity.
I Mr West lost a considerable quantity
of blood before medical aid arrived.
I There was no one about there except
some negroes and they did not know
what to do other than call a physician,
; else the flow of blood would have been
' stopped. Dr. J. P. Turner was sum
! moned and was prompt to respond.
; Had he been a little later the loss of
blood would have resulted in death.
A team was ordered from a livery sta
ble and Mr. West was carried to St.
Leo's hospital. After examination it
was decided hat the ampliation of the
arm was inevitable. The arm was ta
ken off just below the shoulder, the
operation being performed "by Drs.
Turner and Dobson. Mr. West stood
the operation well, last night his con ¬
dition was reported favorable, but to-
day complications, indicating internal
but later the
! , ,,
news was that he was doing well.
FOUND THE GOODS
Ot Girl Who Robbed Hotel. Welker Gets Two
Years on Roads in Switch Wrecking
Greensboro, June 23 Charles T. Wei
ker, the young Southern railway Switch
man who was convicted of manslaugh
ter in the Superior court Thursday
afternoon, was sentenced by Judge
Furguson Friday to two years work on
the roads. The importance of the case
and its far reaching influence, made the
remarks of Judge Furguson, before
passing sentence of much interest, and
of signal value. After the sentence of
Welker, three negro men Will Bailey,
Matt Hollis, and Alex Landris, against
whom a true bill for murder was found
yesterday afternoon, upon' the death of
Mark Cotton, were arraigned and they
were remanded to jail without bail, for
trial at the next term of court.
Yesterday afternoon, in pursuance
of information furnished by her brother
who had had a row with his sister,
Delia Daniels, who has been chamber
maid in the Huffine hotel for three
years, omcers searcnea tne nome oi
Delias mother and found at least three
hnndred dollars worth of silverware,
crockery, bed furniture, etc., belong
ing to to the hotel. One of , the ex
pensive plates found, was stolen three
years ago, snowing tnat tne tnieving
began when the chambermaid first went
there. Some of the articles were in
use in the home, while others were
packed in boxes" Among the articles
found were 100 towels; 150 dishes, 50
pieces of silverware, 5 lace curtains, a
lot of sheets and pillar cases and $50
worth of blankets. Mr. Sanders, the
proprietor of the hotel, had been sus
pecting thieving was going on, but
when he saw the extent of what had
been left after no doubting making
sale of as much more by the trusted
colored chambermaid, he was astonish
ed. The woman was tried before
Mayor pro-tern Wysong, and the case
postponed until Saturday, he strangely
allowing the wholesale thief to go on a
$25 bond. Last night she left the city,
but officers today learned she was in
Danville, Va., and one of them armed
with a new warrent boarded a train to
see is she could not be brought back.
Several members of the Board of
County Commissioners of Gaston coun
ty are here today inspecting the ma
chinery and equipment of the Guilford
county road work. Chairman of the
highway commission; John L. King is
talking them over the roads and show
ing them the result of two years ex
tensive and systematic work with mod
ern methods and machinery.
State Encampment Matters
Special to Journol ,
Raleigh, June 23. Gov. Glenn says
date of encampment of the First Regi
ment at Beaufort will be July 20th to
28th; both dates inclusive, that of the
Second Regiment, beginning August
7th. Orders were today given assistant
inspector General Weatcott Robertson,
to go go to Windsor and muster into
service a division of naval militia,
which has been re-organized.
Did Not Commit Crime
Special to Journal
Columbia, June 23 Today Got. Hey
ward pardoned Hoyt Hays, a young
white man who was twice convictedjf or
murdering his wife. The woman was
found dead with her head shot off. He
swore she committed suicide, and show-
ed note by her.
A famous expert on
hand-writing employed by the Governor
says nole is genuine. This fact saved
wlw had been in penitentiary
nearly two years. -
I . , . ' . :
Don't forget to take atodakwith
you on your summer vacation T - A full
line of Eastman's at J. 0. Baxter's,
the leading jeweler.
Declare Fer State , Prohibition,- Two Cent
Railroad Fares and Spencer Adams I as Proposed for Prohibition or Dlspen
Raleiglv'June 23. -At the Wike sary at Raletgh.
County Republican Convention held to-
day a resolution was adopted declaring
that State Convention's platform ought
to have a pledge to submit to the voters
next year, the question of prohibition,
and pledging the legislature to enact
a law requiring that first class fare on
railways shall not exceed 2 cents per
Spencer AjJama was. endorsed for State
chairman, only ,o?5 Relegate declining there is grave doubts as whether an
to Bei ven tne delegation,' thus in- election can be legally held, a number ef
structed for4 Adams, saying he was sorry persons declaring the Watts law does
could not be on and address the con- not provide for an election on the above
vention, and declaring that good men . issue, while others say, an election can
all over the State were writine him nit be held in thirtv davs of a Ieealized
they were tired of the Democratic
J. Logan Harris in course of a speech
declared he was for Gov. Glenn's plat
form on prohibition. He also called for
the 2 cent fares, and said Gov. Glenn
had told him if Republicans did this,
they would worry the Democrats.
Among delegates to State Convention
are Lester Butler, brother of Ex-Senator
Butler, Claudius Dockery and Wil
lis G. Briggs.
J E Latham's Weekly Cotton Letter
Special to Journal
Greensboro, June 23. Last week we
wrote at length making the point that
a corner in New Orleans could enly
have a sentimental effect upon New
xorK, Because the contracts and sys
tems of delivery are not alike. The
New York market has shown great
weakness, especially in the summer
months. A week ago July was 13
points higher than January, whereas
today it closes 26 points under January
The new crop continues to do well ex
cept a limited area in Southwest Texas
and the New Bern district in North
Carolina. Fall River and other sec
tions in New England have restored the
old scale of wages equal to an increase
of about 10 per cent, this is regarded
by many a bull argument but we see it
otherwise. It only proves what no one
denies that manufacturers are quite
able to pay full wages but of two items
of largest cost in cotton manufac
turing is cotton labor. If labor prices
are raised there is correspondingly less
room to advance prices of raw cotton.
The crop outlook is most flattering but
the spindles continue to run and we can
foresee no further material decline un
til we are closed to the time of count
ing bales instead of blossoms.
For New England Exhibit
Special to Journal.
Raleigh, June 23d. The Executive
Committee of the State Agricultural
Board called on Governor Glenn and
notified him that special care was being
taken in preparing North Carolina's
exhibit at the New England fairs, and
urged him to make speeches in North
Carolina and at several of these fairs.
The Governor said be could not give a
positive answer immediately.
Cattle Inspection Measure Ineffective
Special to Journal.
Washington, June 23. Senator Bai
ley, of Texas, during the debate on the
meat inspection bill today said that the
measure referring the inspecticn of cat
tle before the entering to the packing
houses was fatally defective as the gov
ernment has no power to make such in
Mystery to be Probed
Special to Journal.
Washington, June 23 At the request
of Senator Overman, the Secretary of
State will cause investigation to be
made in the strange disappearance of
Mrs. Josephine Hood of Asheville. It
is said the young woman eloped with
the bogus Lord Douglass and went ito
Mexico whence nothing further has
been heard. It is feared the young
woman has met with foul play. '
Going Ahead In Bertie.
Special to Journal.
Raleigh, June 23 The State 3uperin
tendent of Public Instruction is advised
that Mara Hill public school district,
Bertie county, after consolidating three
districts and building a spacious school
house, has voted a local tax for the
school, being the fl.-st rural district in
that county to do to.
Drink Dr. Pepper
youth and health.
and retain your
OF STATE IMPORTANCE
The Question Can an Election be Legally Held
Special to Journal.
Raleigh, N. C, June 25th. -Mayor
Johnson calls the Raleigh Aldermen to
meet tomorrow to hear the report of
the special committee on the petitions
for an election, on the question of prc-
hibition or dispensarj , the number of
signers who are registered and have
paid poll tax is 464. while onlv 42K ure
necessary to call an election though
primary. The Mayor's view is, that
the election should be ordered, if the
number of names is sufficient, pndthen
the opponents of election can take the
matter to the highest court by injunct
ion. There are persons who say that
if the dispensary is voted out, it will
reopen the bar rooms, but the mayor
does not hold this view. The whole
question is of State importance.
Native Western North Carolina Iieef
at Oaks Market.
Salvation Army Marriage
Special to Journal
London, June !f --Commander Rooth
Tucker of the Salvation Army and
Minnie R?id, were married today by
Ice Makers Sent to Workhouse
Special to Journal
Toledo, ()., June 25 Five ice makers
were sent to the workhouse tor one
year, lor conspiracy in combining to
restrain trade, tlac'i v:is also fined
Death of Former New Bernian
Wilmington Star, 22.
"Mrs. Mirandi W. Hudson, wife of
Mr. W. R. Hudson, and a lady held in
the highest esteem by everyone in the
circle of her acquaintance, passed away
yesterday morning at 11:10 a.m., at
the family residence, No 806 North
Fifth street, after a lingering illness.
She was in the 78th y ;ar of her age and
had been in ill health for some time.
She leaves to mourn their loss the hus
band and two sons, Messrs. G. B. M.
Hudson, of Wilmington, and Mr. J. W.
Hudson of New Bern. They have the
sympathy of many friends in their deep
Mrs. Hudson was a resident of New
Bern for twenty years and had a lanje
circle of friends in this city.
Par oid Roofing is a leader.
Your roof is all right when
covered with Paroid, full
stock and right price. Gas
kill Hardware Co. Phone
Cleanliness is the first law of beauty;
also the second and third. No matter
what your complexion ills are, Hollis
ter s Rocky Mountain lea will cure.
them. 35 cents. Tea or Tablets. Sold
by F. S. Duffy.
Delegates to the Congressional Con
vention June 27th
The undersigned chairman and sec
retary of the Democratic Convention
of Craven county do hereby certify that
the following delegates were selected
Hon. C. R. Thomas by resolution of
convention to attend Congressional
Convention at uoldsboro, at 1 p. m. on
June 27, 1906, namely
Sheriff J W Biddle, W M Watson, C
E Foy, James A Bryan, F T Patterson,
F S Ernul, C L Stevens, J A Meadows,
Thomas Daniels, Wm. Dunn, T A
Green, James Redmond, J B Blades J
J Wolfenden, 0. Marks, E W Rosen
thal M M Marks, S G Roberts, Capt J
F Clark. L G Daniels, G N Ennett J
M Spencer, TF McCarthy, SE Sulli
van, W B Flanner, A S Gaskins, John
M Harget, H B Holland, S R Street,
Joseph E Gaskill, S M Brinson, D E
Henderson, O H Guion W D Mclver,
W W Clark, M DcW. Stevenson, A D
Ward, D L Ward, E M Green, F W
Hushes Frank Duffy, L Duffy, G V
Richardson, W C White, J B Harvey,
W C Brewer, G T Richardson, Daniel
Lane, Joseph Kinsey, A E Wads worth,
M B Lane, 3 W Lane G H Perry, J S
Robinson, John S Morton, S W Small
wood, C E Slover, Nathan Tisdale S R
Placed Under Civil Service Rule
Special to Journal, '
Washington,. June 23 President
Roosevelt signed an order today put'
ting all 5th revenue district employes
in this State under civil service rules
This action has been male on recora-
of the Civil Service Com.
STATE GRANTS LAND OPTION
On 18.000 Acres to Koper Unber Co. A
Mean Crime Committed. New Book
on Cotton. Penitentiary Sun
Raleigh, June 25 -The State Board of
Education met today, the Governor
presiding and heardCol. T. W. Rodman
who is the State agent for the sale of
swamp lands, who presented an option
from George W. Ropr, this being on
18,000 acres of land, more or less in
Hyde county, the grants called for
that much. The option was ranted
Mr. Roper who represents the Roper
State Superintendent Joyner has ac
cepted an invitation from State Super
intendent Aswell to attend a great
meeting of county superintendents and
others interested in education in that
State for three days the last week in
July and wiil speak then and generally
aid in the work.
Two young white men, Ed Harvey
and Joseph Smith are in jail here for a
very sorry crime; they went to the
home of a widow, Mrs. Mimms, at
Garner in this county, stole her mule,
took it to Clayton and sold it. Both
were captured here, Smith in the ten
derloin district and Harvey in a closet
in the home of his sister. When the
officers pursued him he dashed into the
closet and wrapped himself in a bed
quilt, so they found him, and he had
not a word to say.
A new book, "Cotton" written by
Chas W. Burkett and Clarence H. Poe
is to appear in a fortnight. It will be
printed, by Doubleday, Page & Company
of New York City, it will contain 400
pages with 63 full-page engravings and
the price of it will be $2.20, the style
being very attractive. Experts have
said that this is the only book which
thoroughly treats the cultivation, mar
keting, manufacture, etc., of cot
ton. A t the penitentiary yesterday after
noon there was a quiet but very pleas
ing celebration of the 15th anniversary
of the founding of the Sunday School.
There were talks by Messrs Seymour
Whiting, John C. Pullen and Thomas
W. Blake, who have taught from the
first; by Mr. Penick, a minister from
Texan, and also by Mrs. Blair. Over a
hundred convicts said they had been
benefited by the Sunday School, about
75 said they desired to lead better lives
and 15 announced that they desired to
conf ess their faith, and then did so.
Native Western North Carolina Beef
at Oaks Market.
To be Made by Senatorial Committee. Heavy
Cost to Extradite Green and Gaynor.
Special to Journal.
Washington, June 25 The Senate
judiciary committee reports that Con
gress is powerless to supervise or regu
late insurance companits outside of
District of Columbia.
The Senate committee will next look
into grain combinations, including
transportation and storage. The bur
eau of investigation was allowed $200,-
000 for the investigation of trusts, but
expended but a little more than one
The cost of extraditing Greene and
Gaynor from Canada is found to have
NATIONAL ROAD NOT A SPEEDWAY,
Authorltlve tetter Recei.ed by the Superin
tendent el National Cemetery.
Superintendent George E. James of
the National Cemetery has received in
structions from the War Department
relative to fast driving on the National
road. The letter states that if Deed
ing and racing on that mad is not stop
ped that the department will take
action to stop it Col James is author
ized to stop all vehicles, whether car
riages, bicycles, automobiles or any
vehicle that is going a rate that might
The letter says that National Avenue
is not intended as a speedway but as
drive. Let all who indulge in this cus
tom take warning. They are violating
the law and should be made to pay the
penalty whether an accident happens or
not. This order waa caused by a pro
test published in the Journal a few
weeks ago. -
More Delegates Appointed to State
The following additional delegates arc
appointed to wit: W C Brewer, Lavin
Gaskins. Gilbert A Gaskins. John u
Thomas. Sr., I L Cosby, D S Jonea, R
A Richardson Thoa. Mitchell, Edward
Gerock, E R Bryan, John M Harget, R
B Blalock, John J Tolson, B G Credle,
S R Ball, L S Wood, W S Phillips, P A
C. E. FOY.
i WM. DUNN, Jr. Sec
THE GATE CITY.
A Case of Alleged Bigamy.
Defendant Hakes Plea Against the Charge.
Money Under False Pretenses. Jack
the Bird Dog Detective Causae a
Greensboro, June 25. About three
weeks ago Miss Mattie Gilchrist, the
daughter of county surveyor Gilchrist,
was married to Samuel S. Osborne, a '
young telegraph operator for the South
ern Railway at one of its block sta-
tions near here. Saturday Osborne was
arrested on a charge of bigamy, and at
the hearing Saturday afternoon the
trial was postponed until Saturday of
this week, the accused giving bond for
his appearance. In askmg for a con
tinuance of the case, Osborne's lawyer
explained that the accused, 8 months
ago, while on a spree m Salisbury,
narried a woman, whom he had not
seen since the morning after. He de
clared the woman got the license, looked
up the Justice of the Peace and had "
the not tied herself. That she had two
other husbands living, and for this rea
son, he had thought the marriage wis
not legal, and had not considered he
wan doing wrong r-y getting married
again six months later, and soon after
coming to this county. What his new
wifeand "her folks" think of it has not
yet been expressed in acts.
A good looking well dressed man
named John F. Strong, who has made
Greensboro headquarters for a year,
was placed in the city jail last night in
default of a hundred dollar bond for his
appearance before the mayor this after
noon. The warrant was sworn out by
C. L. Jones, a street car conductor who
claims that Strong, obtained one hun
dred dollars from him under false pre
tenses He says Strong advertised
himself as manager and proprietor of
the Southern Cross Amusement Com
pany of Atlanta, a concern engaged in
placing before the public by eteroptican
views the history of American Litera
ture. Jones was induced to deposit
with Strong one hundred dollars in
cash, he says, and as agent was to get
$(00 a week and traveling expenses to
begi on. He worked four weeks and
didn't get a cent, he says and couldn't
get his money back. He enquired at
Atlanta of the Southern Cross Amuse
ment Company but received answer
that no such concern was in existence.
Strong was returned to Greensboro yes
terday afternoon and was arrested as
soon as Jones found he was here. The
accused employed Judge Adams to de
fend him, and says if Jones had 'stuck'
be would have made money. He ad
mits there is no such concern as the
Southern Cross Amusement Company,
but says he saw the name of Southern
Cross in a hardware store on some cut
lery and decided that it was a good onjxr' -
That he came to Greensboro about a
year ago frira Buffalo, N. Y., and has v
been living a straight life always. Chief
Neely says that Strong's past dealings
have been shady. That the man has
contracted debts all over town, and on
one occasion endeavored to induce John .
Bolt, of this city to invest one thousand
dollars in a wood fibre concern. Strong
saying that he knew all about the buai
ness. It waa afterwards learned that
Strong knew nothing whatever about
That truth is honestly stranger than - -
fiction was startingly illustrated in the
court room Saturday, just as Judge
Ferguson ascended the bench. Deputy
Sheriff John Weatherly was on hand to
look after the court, and with him was
the noted bud detective dog Jack. Jack
has a national reputation for smelling
out partridges and other game being
shipped out of the State contrary to they-' "
bird law of 1903. He has smelt birds
at the station here inside of butter tubs,
trunks, coffins and four gallon jugs in
the bottom of which a hole had been
cut big enough to slip a bird in. This
morning- Jack got on the platform with
the Judge, and soon began to whine.
Finally he sat down in front of a row
of books, used as a temporary library.
"He smells mice," said Lawyer Cooke.'
"There certainly are no rata there".
said Mayor Murphy, "for the books
have not been there long enough for
Judge Ferguson looked around, pa- "
tient as he is, apparently a little bit
worried. Jack by this time had become
excited, until Judge Strudwick, who in
as sharp as a rat trap or steel trap,
called attention to the fact that Jaca
had his attention directed to one par
ticular spot. Ha then pulled the book
out from its place, and the doe; instead
of looking for a moose, for there waa
no sign of one there, immediately bf
came quiet and satisfied. .
What book is that" said Game
Warden Weatherly, who never knew
Jack to lie about birds, and who if nec
essary would not hesitate to lie for
"Its the Acta of the General Assem
bly of 1903" aaid Judge Strudwick.
"That's the book with the law about
birds, the Audubon law is in," said
Weatherly, "1 knowded dam well there
was birds some whereabout, when Jack
began to howl," and he seized the book,
as contraband, to the amusement of the
august assembly of legal wits. Jsck's
actions were absolutely sufrfreBtive of
some kind of dog knowledge of the
presence of a familiar ordvf or euh
Jct4 for I was present snd wati li' 1
him closely, as did Jude re-..i..o I
a dozen able and astounded n. -! i i