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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY. N. C. TUESDAY DECEMBER 18, 1906.--KIRST SECTION.
A BANK BOOK ' FOR CHRISTMAS
from h Single Dollar, upward, as you desire. Discard for once
the useless (rifts that last only for the passing moment:, unci
give something that is really worth whiie.-r?omcthinir that will
help your boy or girl, or any young friend to acquire u knowl
edge of the ital value of money.
Give them a Savings Account in this Hunk. .
We will add FOUR per cent to it every year.
ww Wo give m fpocial Christmas Card with each Savings Pass
Book, to be used an a gift.- '
: - Death of Mrs Mary Jane Berry
Mrs. Mary Jane Berry died at her
home, No. 16 George street, at eight
o'c'ock last night. She was taken il)
on Thursday, Dee. 6th, with malarial
' trouble which developed into heart fail
ure resulting in death. Mrs. Berry was
forty-five j ears of age and had always !
i i ki r ol i i ;j f
uitnj in new UMHi one imu a wiuo
circle of friends and no one was more
loved and respected than she; she was
cneerful of disposition and beautiful in
thought and life, she was a faithful and
honored member of the First Baptist
church for many years, she will be
missed by not ' only her immediate
friends, but by the entire church which
she loved with a heart deep devotion.
She leaves three children, Mrs. Chas.
H. Hall, of Jacksonville, Miss Nattand
Master John J. Berry; also two sisters,
Mrs. W. T. Hill and Mrs. J 0 Baxter,
and two brothers, George VV., and'
Charles L. Gask ill . (
The funeral services will be held at
the First Baptist church of which she
was a faithful member for many years, I
this afternoon at 4 o'clock, and the in
terment will take place in Cedar Grove
Died, at the, residence of her father,
on Friday, the 8th hut, Lilly Myrtle !
Robinson, aged 18 years.
The death of this amiable young lady
. has caused profound sorrow to her
family tand friends. Though in bad
health from the effects of the malady
which finally destroyed her, the stroke
at last was sudden. Her attractive
character had made her many friends I
in New Bern, and they with miss her as
loved one who tarries and cometh not !
again. 1 ;! j
- But there ban abiding consolation in
: the remembrance, that in dying she en
. tered into rest Death cast no shadows
on her soul and the gate of the grave
had no terrors for her spirit She was
jeady for her change.
And quietly launched away on that
boundless sea to whicb we are all has
tuning. May God comfort her relatives
aud friends.' M.T.
George II., infant son of Mr. and
.Mrs. C. J. Miller died Thursday "and ,
. was buried Friday. Funeral was held
at the residence of tho parents, at No.
43 Griffith street Elder A. J. Edmon
son, of the Christian church officiating.
Bruce DeVat, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Rhodes died at 8 o'clock
yesterday morning and was buried yes
terday afternoon from the homa of the
parents, at No. 8, Crescent street' Fu
neral services conducted by Rev. J. J.
The Infant child of Mr. William Gat
ling died yesterday and was buried yes-
. terday afternoon from the home of the
father on New street Rev. W. A.
" Ayer conducting the services.
. At Riverdale, Dee. 15, 1906, John Slade,
infant child of Mr. and s Mrs. Joe.P.
Fisher. Jesus said "Suffer Little Chil
dren to Come Unto Me and Forbid them
not, for of Such is the Kingdom."
Little Johnio is now
"Safe in tne arms of Jesus
Safe from corroding cares,
Free from the blight of sorrow, -Free
from any doubts or fears.
Safe in the arms of Jesus,'.
Safe on bis gentle breast
There by his love o'er shaded
Sweetly Its soul is at rest"
Weep not dear parents, as those who
have no hope. Only a few more trials,
only a few more tears, and you will
meet your loved one to part no more.
Ooe Who Loves You.
Thurman, N. C,
Dec 17, 1906.
Tit Infants end CLUiren.
T-i F1J Y:j t:3 A!.::;; t:rj
:i: .V " . Dec 17th.
The Schooner RuthC. Watson is un
dergoing repairs at Bennett's Ship
yard, two gasoline engines will take the
place of her old sails.
The Schooner Sarah Wilson under
command of Capt Caho Woodard was
loaded with lumber at Harper's mill
yeBterday, and Bailed to New Hern
where she wilt deliver the cargo to a
Rev. , Tyndal held bis protracted
meeting at Amity last week, there
were fifteen additions to the church
twelve were baptized.
Miss 'A ddie Hawkins was the gueat
of her relatives at Bairds Creek a few
days. She, returned home at Cove yes
terday accompanied by Misses Pearl
Miller and Carrie Bennett.
Messrs W R and George Harper went
to New Bern yesterday on board the
Sarah Wilson. "
Mr and Mrs J W Br'nson went to New
Bern last week to buy their Chsistmas
Messrs Benjamin and Seth Willis
went to New Bern last Thursday on
business. - '
All the boys and girls are counting
the days before Christmas now. We
wish thee a merry Christmas.
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Dec 17h .
S G Jo-es is very sick, hops to sa
him out again soon. '
Mr and Mrs Archie Collins of Deppe
visited Richard Jones Sunday.
. The Swansboro Land and Lumber
Company has stopped their logging bus
iness at this place for thirty dtys.
Some of our people have killed hogs
and some expect to kill soon but hogs
are poor this year.
Mr W C Conway m ule a business
trip to Maysvills Thursday.
The echo 1 at this place is progress
ing very nicely under tho management
of Miss Nancy Morris of Mulberry.
Some of our people went to Trenton
last week on business. 7
Messrs B M Riggs Jacob Conway and
Pete Provo killed a small'deer Satur
day.. - ;
Mr A'onzi Riggs of Oriental visited
G E Marshall Friday.
Well Chri.-itmu' U coming and the
chickens are laol.tin.
' ' . Dec 17th
Our school at present is progessing
fine with Miss Annie Haskett, of New
port as teacher.
Mr Charlie Lockey, who has been at
worktoPiney Grove, spent Saturday
and Sunday with his family.
Mr Ex Garner will soon move in to
his two story house.
Mrs. Etta Garner, spent Saturday
night with her parents Mr. and Mrs
Z. V. McCain.
We pre sorry to chronicle the death
of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Garners little
Murry McCain went out fox hunting
last Saturday, he got two shots alone,
he brought the fur but the fox went on.
Elder William, filled, his regular ap
pointment Saturday and Sunday.
Messrs Howard. Loyd . Frank. Gar
ner and Warren.Loeky were the visitors
at Alvin Garners Sunday.
J C Yates has recently moved into
his house, he says he feels . at home.
DrLW Perkins passed through our
berg recently on professional business.
We all wish the Journal a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Rev. W A Piland has come back to
Carteret Circuit for another year, much
to satisfaction of some people.
M and M
Doll Contest Postponed
At the request of a great many of
their little friends, Simmons & Hollo
well, have decided to poHtpnne the doll
contest, un il after Christmas. There
are bo many of their little girl friends
who will have beautiful dolls trmt they
can enter after Clu i;;tiia.
With The Uttermost Parts
of The Earth .
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Handed to The Journal Readers In
Condensed But Accurate Form.
Almost Every Part of The
Globe Represented In
,: Raleigh, Dee 14-Elder Barnhill was
acquitted in Federal court this after
noon of the charge of having whiskey
barrels buried undirground in Pitt coun
ty and pumping up liquor from them
and selling it Jury was out only two
minutes. ' Trial lasted three days.
Mexico, Dec. 15th The government
has announced, that it has purchased a
controlling interest in the Mexican Na
tional & Mexican Central Railroads to
prevent certain great railways in the
United States from owning them.
Greensboro, Dec. IS. Johnson Ward
colored and Minnie Osborn white, con
victed of arson, were sentenced to the
penitentiary for five years each.' The
woman was sister-in-law to the owner
of the barn which was burned, inducing
the negro to burn the barn because of
being disinherited by her mother.
Raleigh, Dec 15. Wilson's Creek
township, Caldwell county is a new one
and at its first election last November,
more votes were cast than there were
registered voters. The canvassing
board threw out the Yeturns, neither
political party objecting. . Then, as
there Were no magistrates elected,
blind tigers were located and trouble
began. Both parties agreed on men to
recommend for magistrates and these
Governor Glenn appointed today, two
being Republicans and the third a demo-
Greensboro, Dec. 15 In the Super
ior coxrt this afternoon a motion for
new trial for Frazier Jones convicted of
wife murder, was overruled, and appeal
was taken. Judge Moore 'sentenced
Jones to be hanged January 15.
San Francisco, Dec 16 The rumor
that the United- States is - rushing
troops to Hawaii to anticipate any hos
tile movement on the part of the Japa
nese is positively denied by the War
Department There are only four
companies of" regulars on the island.
Germany and other European countries
are manifesting extraordinary interest
in the friction that now exists between
the United States and Japan.
Hazelton, Pa., Dee 17 The people
have been horrified over a " murder
which is the most atrocious crime ever
committed in this section. The body of
a young woman was found in the woods
burned almost . beyond recognition.
There are evidences that the', woman was
assaulted, murdered and then placed in
an oil barrel and set on fire. The police
have not succeeded in finding any clue
to the perpetrators.
Washington, Dec 17th. President
Roosevelt sent to Congress a special
message regarding the construction of
the Panama canaL He gave a com
plete description ol the work being
done and said it was being prosecuted
with vigor and efficiency pleasant to
witness. He declares criticism of the
officers unjust. The improvement of the
sanitary conditions of the canal zone is
remarkable. He suggests that the en
tire commission be nnder one head In
stead of seven and places entire confi
dence in the success of the venture. :
In another special the President
says the system of promotions in the
naval service is wrong and must be
changed. As soon as officers reach the
highest place in the service they are
shelved a condition that is unjust to
the men who have spent the best years
of their lives in the service of the na
tion. , .;.
Senators White and Raynor intro
duced bills touching on the points
of States' rights which involves the
dispute in California regarding the ex -elusion
of Japanese from the public
schools. Iteolut!ons were adopted giv
ing the stite full power in the matter.
' lion. 0.ar Slranj took the portfolio
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TTT T TMTTI
of Commerce and J.a'or vice Victor H.
Metcalf resigned.- ;7 ',' ;
President Roosevelt advises Congress
not to sell coal laads to any manor cor
poration, but to hold it under lease.
The Supreme Court handed down a
decision conferring on the State of
Mississippi the pnwer to fix the freight
rates in that state.
Subscribers to Library
Herewith we publish the names of
the subscribers te the New Bern Circu
lating Library. This list is a mere be
ginning and two or three times the
Dumber of . names here .represented
should be on the books 'as regular pa
rons. It is a great undertaking to sup
port this library Snd the splendid eff
orts of the ladies' club in enabling the
citizens to have good literature at little
cost ought to be more widely patron
ized. Mesdames E B Ellis, J B Arendall,
J Cohn Frank Perry E Morris, S E Sul
livan, H R Bryan, F S Duffy, J A Jones,
Wm R Guion, Mrs Haar, Sam Dill, F
W Hughes, Wm E Clarke, W P Metts,
M M Marks, H B Marks, 0 Marks, J F
Taylor, J R B CarVaway, B S Guion, M
Misses S Eaton, H M Groves, Jr., L
E Willis, Amy Haas,' Sarah Meadows,
M Disosway, Mies Hughes, A E Spencer
Mies Windl.y. ;
Messrs C L Stevens, W S Colton,
J A Miller, A D Ward, J J Baxter, H
Whitehurst, J G Dunn, Wm Dunn.
Mesdames E H Barnum, Wm Hollister,
R Gray, T G Hyman, D R Davis, S M
Brinson, Bessie Bell, J A Bryan, A H
Powell, J T Hollister. W L Lewis, O H
Guion, E W Rosenthal,, L M Edgerton,
T J Mitchell, H B Duffy, C E Slover,
M D Nelson, John, Whit ford, C Duffy,
J L Hartsfleld, D L Ward, S E Daw
son, H Cohn;. Misses Oliver, M Green,
N Street, R D .Jones, M E Street, A
Green, Dail, E Wood; Messrs W D
Mclver, John Dunn, E K Bishop, David
S Willis, J H Hackburn, Geo Roberts,
Jr, W J Williams.
Messrs. J. Redmond, H. B. Craven,
J T Hollister: Misses Nettie Rawlings,
May Hendren: Mesdames J. L. Hahn,
R. B. Nixon, W. B. Blades, C. L. Ives,
Carrie Cole, R. P. Montague, Clay
pool. MONTHLY SUBSCRIBERS:
Mesdames: J. R. Hawkins, K. R
Jones, E. Ipock, S. B. Duncan; Misses
E. Jacobs, H. Jacobs,.' Ft Nation;- Mr.
J. M. Sutton.
She worried and she fretted,
And grew as homely as could be,
But now she is a famous beauty,
Which came by taking Rocky Moun
tain Tea. FS Duffy.
Gene to be Married.
Dr. Z. V. Parker, of the Parker
Bros. Dentists, left yesterday morning
for Floville, Ga , where he will be mar
ried tomorrow to Miss Nell Douglass,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Doug
lass; an old add aristocratic family of
Dr. Parker has recently come to New
Bern and established a dental practice,
and has made many friends during his
short residence in this city and they ex
tend most hearty congratulations.
Snyder, is Coming '
Washington, D. C.
This paper is in receipt of a notice
from "Snyder's traveling piano and
pipe organ shop",' which has visited
this city twice before, that early Jan
uary Mr. Snyder will be here again, for
a few days, with a complete line of
material to fill all orders, from simple
tuning to general rebnilding. His skill
has alteady been amply demonstrated
in New Bern. No charge for examina
tions and estimates. Calls may be left
at office of this paper to be turned over
to Mr. Snyder when he arrives, as his
time here will be limited. '
THEY COML AND GO.
Mr. A. D. Ward was in Kinston yes
Mr. W.W. Clark went to Raleigh
Editor C. L, Stevens is visiting his
parents tn Southpo.-t
Mr. W. B. Allen of ' Greensboro w
in the city yesterday.
Mr. W. Br Patterson left on the
steamer Neuse last night to go to Nor'
fo'k, Washington and other cities.
Messrs. T. A. Green and James Red
mond went to Oxford yeeteittay to at
tend a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Masonic Orphanage.
Mr George H. Roberts, Jr., arrived
last night from Chocowlnity where he
has been attendii-g school, to spend the
holidays at hi home.
Mr.Ltilie Jacobs arrivedSunday from
Oak Ridge where he has been attending
school, to spend the holidays at his
home.1'. ' .i " " -
Mr. Frank Morton, manager of the
New Gaston hotel went on a business
trip to Greensboro and Charlotte last
J. C. Whitty & Co. are giving free a
handsome set of ware, well worth
Why is That Organ so Eager
for One is Common Query
STREET CAR LINE EX
Captain Weaver Dies of lniurien Re
ceived. Young Man Killed by Train
Identified. Local Manager of
the Singer Sewing Machine
Company Arrested for
Greensboro, Dec. 14. The contract
for the excavating for the West Lee
street car line extension has been awar
ded to Mr. W. D. McAdoo, Jr., and the
contract to put down the rock ballast
has been let to Mr. S. B. Kersey. Part
of the material has arrived, tut the
rail3, ties and poles have not yet been
shipped and it is thought that it will be
at least the first of January before the
work on the extension is begun.
Captain W. C. Weaver, who was
struck by a train at Walker Avenue
crossing last Thursday and fatally in
jured, died yesterday at his residence
here, aged 61 years. He was an ex
cellent man, he had been a member of
the police force and sanitary officer of
this city for many years, and served
with gallantry as a boy in the Civil War.
He was a native of Hillsboro and was
educatedat Chapel Hill. The remains
were taken to Hillsboro today for buri
al. He is survived by one sister and
five brothers, and four children, Mrs.
Mary Gray Coble, Mint) Elberta Weaver
and Messrs Joe and Fleming Weayer.
The young white mm who was killed
and terribly mutilated by a train near
the passenger station here last night
was identified late last night as Hal. F.
Murray, of Burlington, an operator in
one of the cotton mills. The remains
were sent to Burlington, thiorning
In January 1905 George A. Summers,
formerly manager of the Singer Sew
ing Machine Company here, was con
victed of embezzling $1,400 of the Com
pany's money and sentenced to 5 years
work on the roads. He appealed to the
Supreme Court, giving bond in the sum
of $2,000 with E. D. Golden of this
city as bondsman. The Supreme court
last sp-ing affirmed the judgment and
at the succeeding term of court here,
Summers not showing up, it was natur
ally supposed that his bondsman wonld
pay the amount, and that he had been
secured in some way by Summers from
losing the money. Mr. Golden, howev
er, had not been secured and was feel
ing rather shaky, until two weeks ago
he got.a letter from' Summers, saying
he would be here Thursday and surren
der himself to the court Summers ex
plained his absence and silence by say
ing that at the time of the Supreme
court decision he was in Bloomington,
III., at the bedside of his father, who
was desperately ill, and who aitewards
died. He then set about providing com
forts for his aged mother and his little
twelve-year son, and then when these
arrangements were made he wrote to
Mr. Golden that he was ready to come
back. ' Yesterday, Summers, true to his
word, walked into the Sheriff's office
and declared himself ready to begin
serving his sentence and was sent to
the roads this morning.
There is more or less comment here
on an editorial in the Industrial News,
boosting the establishment of a State
Reformatory. Ever since the election
the republican organ has been earnest
ly advocating a State Reformatory.
This morning it took for its text the
case of two incorrigible boys here, who
were up in court for taking a horse and
buggy hitched in front ofa church,
driving out'in the country, turning the
horse loose, going into camp and depre
dating on the farmers of the commu
nity, with occasional sallies to the city
where they stole other necesstry arti
cles of food. ; The boys have been law
less for i long time, giving their pa
rents much trouble. Judge Moore,
seemed not to know what to do with
the boys, and from this, the News ar
gues that this is just the case when a
reformatory was needed. The com
ment here b, that in its column edi
torial advocating a place other than the
jail the penitentiary or the roads, for
such boys, and finding but a proposed
expensive state reformatory, the News
utterly Ignored the fact probaly ror
tne sane oi m Brguoieui, w viumoru(
county, has a splendid local reformator,
in the shape of a work house and farm
intended to keep youthful offenders
from the jail, the roads and the peni
tentiary, where hardened criminals are
sent Judge Moore yeBterday afternoon
sentenced a twelve year old boy, who
had been stealing money from the stu
dents at the State Normal, to two years
at the work house, remarking to his I
mother, who was pleading for his re-
lease, that it was the best place ror him
and it was fortunate that the County
had such a place.
i A work house may bo considered
hard punishment for bad youtns of con
firmed or con genital criminal acts, but
there is no need for ignoring the fact
that Guilford County, has made excell
ent provisions for -keeping female and
boy criminals out of chain gangs and the
penitentiary, even to advance the argu
ment tor a State reformatory. .At least
that is the way, many are talking, who
are in sympathy with the sentimental
reasons advanced for the establishment
of a State institution.
Hose Wagon Demolishes Buggy.
The Journal published a few days
ago, the fact that the horse used on the
Atlantic hose wagon, was a dangerous
animal to be employed in such service.
Yesterday, while running to a fire,
along New street, this horse attached
to the hose wagon, suddenly shiel, and
the result, a demolished buggy, that
was standing in front of a private resi
dence. The buggy belonged to Mr. S.
J. E. Latham's Weekly Cotton Letter.
Special to Journal
New York, Dec. 15 The govern
ment's estimate of the crop is 12,546,
000 bales, not incjuding linters and fac
tors samples This indicates an ample
supply in quantity of bales. The quality
is mt at all satisfactory and many
believe the spinning value is the poor
est seen in many years. The contract
markets of the world have all been un
der more or less pressure on account of
this estimate, but the unusual demand
for money and the high rates of inter
est have also had an important bearing
on the situation. Looking to the future
and considering the wonderful consump
tion of cotton, the uncertainty of labor,
and the greatly increased cost of pro
duction, I think cotton is worth present
prices and more. For the present, un
der the pressure of tight money and
large crop views, it is likely to sell
some lower. Money and patience con
servatively invested in cotton, I feel
confident will ultimately yield large
dividends to those . who can take and
defend a long range view of the situa
Trenton Woodmen Elect Officers.
.. Sycamore Camp (to. 183,, WjMdroen
of the World, met id regular session on
Thursday night and elected the follow
ing officers for the ensuing year:
J B Collins C C.
E J Lof tin A L.
N W Foscue Banker.
FA Windley Clerk.
R L May, Jr. Secretary.
H Pollock Watchman.
W W Barker Escort "
George C Herritage, C C Henderson
and P B McDaniel Board of Managers.
Although the Camp is small, having
just been instituted last June but be
ing enthusiastic, the camp is growing,
new members are being initiated near
ly every meeting, and before the close
of 1907 a great many more will be add
ed to the camp. The newly elected of-
officers will be installed the first meet
ing in January.
White Boy Cuts Negro
There was a fierce fight on Broad St
near Middle last evening, and as a re
sult a young negro received a painful
wound at the side at the hands of Alex
Mann, a youn white man. The latter
acted in self defense and would un
doubtedly been cut himself as he was
attacked by a man much larger and
stronger who was trying to get the
knife, and would have been successful
but for the movement that made the
cut . ''.".' '."
Young Mann had had been sent out
by Mr. Edgar Royall to change a five
dollar bill and the negro, who is a clerk
in Barefield's store saw him with the
money he endeavored to get it Mann
had a knife in his hand, but did not an
ticipate any trouble until the negro
made a made a break and clinched him.
While resisting the attempt of the ne
gro to get Mann's knife Mann made an
upward motion and cut his assailant in
the side. The wounded man was taken
to Dr. Rhems office and his wound
dressed. The doctor stated that the
injury was not serious.
Young Mann was arrested and put
under $100 bond pending trial Monday.
Upon finding security he wss released.
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Woman's Club Meeting
The Woman's Club met in special
session yesterday, Mrs. F. W." Hughes
presiding, Mrs. J. T. Hollister Secreta
ry. A number of matters of import
ance were brought before the meeting.
The mitter of chief consequence, was
the question of a State Reformatory
for vouthful criminals. The club, by a
Unanimous vote petitioned the coming
egjsiature to pass a bill for such an in-
8titution andBub8criD .25i0o to be
paid to Mrs. I. W. Faison, Treasurer
for Woman's Fund for a Reformatory,
on the condition that the State legisla
ture of 1907, appropriate a sufficient
amount for the establishment and main-
tainanceof the Reformatory needed for
this State, .
Hit Stood tht Ttit 25 Ytirt.
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, Chill Tonic. You know what yu are
i taking. It is iron and quinine in a
toj.taateleHaform. No Cure, No r y.
SIONERS ANNUAL REPORT.
It Inclndcs Important State
ment of Taxes. Legisla
tive Committee Exam
ine Books of State
Raleigh, Dec. 17 The North Carolina
Corporation Commission, as the State
Tax Commission, today made its annnal
report to the Governor. The work of :
the Commission is outlined and tables
prepared showing everything in regard '
to assessment and tax matters, . there
being 26 tables. From these it seems
that the number of polls listed was
281,076, against 276,459 for the prev
ious year and that the total assessed
value of all the property was $461,690,
668 against (442,598,221, showing an 7
increase of $18,922,4(6 for the year,
wnicn is regarded as very satisfactory.
The incomes listed were $2,798,895
against iz.iai.tm. xne total tax lev
ied on property as $3,433,829; for State
pensions and county purposes and of
this $65,156 was not collected. The tax
levied on polls and property for munici
pal purposes was $1,187,519, of which
$185,071 was not collected. The Com- .
mission thinks great proajress is made
in listing and assessing property during
the past six years as in 1900 the total
assessment was $291,269,558, the in
crease during thit period having been
1870,251,110. The Commission agrees
that there is more equal assessment and .
lean nmnprtv taxation than ever be
fore, yet there is great inequality in
assessments, in different counties and
even in different townships in the same
county, list-takers in many cases with
out any preparation being expected to
perform this most important duty. The
Commission thinks that it. Bhould be
made the duty of some officer or coun
ty commissioner to supervise the work
of the town3hipers list-takers and as
sessors. It thinks that provisions of
the revenue act requiring secrecy as to
returns of corporations and incomes of
individuals should be repealed. It
favors an exemption of personal prop-
lertyjfrom, Jaxatioo of $300 instead of
$49, uuu at pou uia nut exceeu
The constitution provides for both
these things. It further recommends
that laws authorizing cities and towns
levying poll taxes for municipal pur
poses be repealed as no other State in
the Union permits a poll tax of $6 or .
f (, wnicn is coneciea in some ciues ana
towns in this State, for State, oonnty
and municipal purposes. This oppress- -
v a fav hoinfr IavimI llnHar t.ViA Mm Hint
in municipal taxes the equation the
constitution requires between property
and polls must be observed.
The Commissioners report with pleas
ure that the poll tax in Mecklenburg
has been limited bv the legislature and
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mission reccommends that no more acta
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than 66 and 2-3 on the f 100 value for
State and county purposes combined
and that the municipal tax rate be so
county tax rate on property it would not
be confiscatory of any kind of prop
The total tax raised for all purposes,
State, pension, schools, county and mu
nicipal is $7,933,453. Mecklenburg Co.
shows the largest valuation of proper
ty and the largest tax $18,627,848 and
$241,263 respectively, Wake being next
Durham third, Buncombe fourth, Guil
ford fifth, Forsyth sixth, New Hanc
ver seventh, Robeson eighth, while
Clay is the smallest, having a valua
tion of only $646,106 and paying taxes
amounting to $8 '241. The total assess
ed value of corporations except rail
roads and banks is $45,024,437, and of
bank $12,976,865. Mecklenburg has
largest bonded debt $300,000. The total
bonded -debt of all couities being $28.-
972,119. The total boaded debt of the
towns is $6,421,903, Charlotte leading
with $965,000, Ashevilie being second,
Greensboro thiru, Durham fourth, Ral
eigh fifth, Wilmington sixth, Winston
seventh. The total of all property in
towns in valuation, is $113,633,236. Dur
ham leading with $12 151,127, Wilming
ton being second, Raleigh third, Greens
boro fourth, Winston fifth, Charlotte
sixth. Ashevilie seventh.
The Legislative Committee to exam
ine the books of the State Auditor and
Treasurer met to examine the books to
day, Senator Harry Stubba being the
Chairman. . ,
The civil term of the United States
court here again today.
At the criminal term eight men Were
sentenced to the Atlanta penitentiary
and thirty to jails.
Fine Dressed Turkeys, GeeHe e
Chickens today at the Coast Line ''
If I were Santa Chus I woul 1 V.
exactly what to ci -e every boy i s !
II would give them Hollinter's i
Mountain Tea. It's the '.
cine in the world; a m-ver-r
der. SScents. F S lu '.
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