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a i i r. u a.twi
Most' Important Session! Depand
For Change in Present System.
!- ' : Btate Management.
Tb4 called convention for tha Ayater
ma.. held at Elizabeth. City on 28th,
" WM not largely attended but the con
veotfoo entre4jipoa a worlof rofoim
ia ta State oyster induatryr that
prootlaea to restore this most important
industry that at present has declined to
a point of almoat nothing;. ' Elizabeth
City was as la usual moat generous in
hospitality ; Every provision forenter
taininent waa ample, and thaVourtesy
of her citizens made ivrry grueet feel at
ease. The gathering waa held in the
court house, called to order at 11 a. m.
- by Col. E F Lamb, President of Cham
ber of Commerce af te prayer by Rev.
J. D.: Burday, . an address of welcome
was'tenederedihij ' convention by lion.
' E. F. Aydlett The election of per
, manent organization resulted, Chaiman
MrrTiMM. J. Markham,Sjcretaryiea C
L. Stevens. New Bern, W. R. Rowe,
Virginian citizen, Irvington, Va. H. R.
Houston, Hampton, Va. M. C. Crowson
Elisabeth City. f
Mr. G. N. Ivea, of New Bern made
v the first address on the Past, Present
and Future of the Oyster Industry, a
- sound, practical one, that embraced
, peraonal experiences of 37 years. It
Z caught the convention and waa justly
applauded. - Mr, LT 'uerBtein of Nor-
folk made interesting address, some
discussion following, the convention ad
journing for dinner. Atthe afternoon
aeeaioo, Commissioner of FJ heriesof
Virginia, W McD. lee, apoknon the
' Virginia Oystir Industry. It told of
the immense advance made in Virginia,
and the 'almost perfect observance of
the oyster law, a revenue of over two
for one for the expense of conducting
' tha Fisheries. Besides Mr Lee the
convention waa honored by several
. prominent gentlemen from Virginia,
associated in the oyster industry. Great
disappointment was felt at the absence
af Mr. W M Webb, State Oyster Com
. miesioner, ,who sent a paper that was
read by CoI.TrnU ttvas- a :ttepm -
1 slog document, showing a continutU fol
- lowing off in the catch f oysters d,ur
lag the paat ten yeaim, with the conse
quent loss of revenue, that did not al
low enough to give protection of the
oyster grounds, in maintaining the law
. Dr. J- H. Pratt on Oyster Legisla
tion, made an addreas that commanded
dote attention and received the hearty
approval of the convention. " Among
tboae present were Congressman Small
aad Col, W. F fieasley who made short
talks. At night the convention was
given a banquet by the Merchants As
sociation and Ceamber ef Commerce,
that waa enjoyed by over one hundred.
C. L. S.
From One of New Bern'
-, ;, , Known People
- Having used Savodine freely accord
Ing to direetiou In my family, I con
UUr It tha best remedy I have ever
tried for bruises, for cold in the head,
throat and chest, for rheumatism, for
aciatica, neuralgia and catarrh. After
a two year's test I recommend "Savo-
- din to all who suffer from any of the
; above complaints. . I
. MRS. F. C ROBERTS,
' - ' . , Ner Bern, NrC
' - , Cinia Near LoxfnJ Hi! Eye.' .
' A gan of any variety, even though
it doe not require, power to firejts
missiles, ia a dangerous thing in hands
of a small boy. Wednesday afternoon
two youngsters, one of whom was the
proud poseesor ' of an air riCe, were
shooting at a target in the rear of the
Western Union Telegraph - office. In
same way one of the little lead pellets
waa shot from the . gun without the
f reaeure of the trigger and lodged just
underneath one of the boy's eyes. The
wotfnd although not bf-a-aerious nature
b a painful one and if it had heeo an
inchhiger would have doubtless des-
troyedbia eyeaigha , , .
WILUAUS' KlDNEt PILLS
Cava you neglected your Kidneys?
. Have you overworked your nervous ays
tain and caused trouble with your kid
neys and bladder? Have you pains in
1 L i, s' ' s, back, groins and bladder?
Have you a flabby appearance of the
face, especially under the eyes? Too fre
quent a desire to pass urine? If soWil-
Hams' Kidney Pills will cure
Drvr-t, Price 60c. Williams'
Co., l'ro-s., Cleveland, O. ,'
. S. and Sam'l, Tarmmk took 78 flah
r r "j 1 1
P'Hinds. 1 I tliere
1 lie fih
1 fct 1 J
International J Commission r lis
"Agreed Upon. Awtfiori ty ;
Washington, Dec. 30 As the result
or a Ion? series of conferences between
Judge Martin A Knepp, chairman of
the intertate rommerce cfommisBion,
and the Hon. S." PMabi(? chief of the
railway commission of Canada, an
agreement haa-betn reached to recom
mend to the governments of the United
St'ites and 6t the Dominion of Canada
the creation of an international railroad
commission, which shall have supervis
ory authority over the railway rates in
operation between the two countries.
Mr. Mabie arrived in Washington
from Ortawa Tuesdty night.- He eame
to Washington finely to discuss the de
tails of an agreement he had reached
with Judge Knapp last August, and
yesterday the two official:), who were
designated by their respective govern-
n j - -r r - - - - - i
ment to cdhsider the subject and makeJ.
a report upon it, were m conference.
Their report will be completed in u day
or two. ' It will be filed by Chairman
Knapp with the state departmrnt and
by Mr. Mabin wilo (he foreign office of
No details of the report are yet avail
able beyond the fact that it recommends
the establishment of the international
commission, upon which shall be con
ferred certain defined regulatory pow
Crimson CI over.Seed Rye,
Hyde County Rust' Proof
Oats, Hay, Grain and Feed.
Agt. for International Stock
and Poultry Food. Chas. B.
Hill. New Bern, N. C:
Death of Mrs. T. A. Green.
The spirit of Harriet Meadows, be
loved wife of 1 ho A. Green. Esq.
Friday afternoon, Dec, SOib. Mrs,
Gren had been a ilevere sufferer for
several years, but bore her afflictions
with resignation' and patience. She was
a devoted wife, loving mother and sin
cere friend of many. To mourn her
departure, there will be many relatives
and friends besides her husband, T. A.
Green, Esq. Mrs. A T Ddl, her daught
er, and sitrtern, Mrs. Annie M. Bates
and Mrs.' F. Ulrich. The late J. A
Meadows was her brother. ' ..
Owing to sickness of other members
of the household, the funeral will be
private, at 3,30 p m. , todty at the
family reHidonce, Pollock' abd Hancock
- The bereaved husband and daughter
of Mrs. Green have the sympathy of
this community. ''.."
"The Comfort" Party Returns.
Thehouseltoat "Comfort" which left
here last Monday with a party of young
Tien unger the guidance of Mr. Wm, B
Blades returned Saturday, having en
joyed a royal good tim. The trip was
made down to the Sounds where a good
bunch of ducks were- secured and also
a fine string of fnh.. In the party
were: Cutler Watking.of Greensboro;
Harold Forman, Elizabeth City; Allen,
Ivfs, John II. Jones, James 'Warren
and Will Blades, Jr., of New Bern.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY -
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine
Tablets. Druggists refund money if it
fails to cure. E.-W. GROVE'S signa
ture is on each box. 25c." ; ,
- Delegates to Waterway, i ! ;
' ' - . . - X '
The New Bern Chamber of Commerce
has received frotffthe committee .of
arrangements who have .charge of the
Inland Waterway celebration which is
to be held next Friday, an invitation to
take an active part in the program
The following committee has been ap
pointed to look after the New Bern end
of the celebration:
T Meiers W B Blades, C . J McCarthy,
J A Bryan, Chas. L. Stevens,. O, G
Dunn, L I Moore, C. Eby, C D Brad
ham, G N Ives, A D Waid and Thomas
Daniels. '''V ; ,'". ',,,', - '
Let every one who can go to this eel
ebration and' show eur appreciation-for
the sea. and further demonstrate our
interest In this and further develop
ments in the waters of eastern Caro
lina, ' . -
Rheumatism Relieved in Six Hours
Dr. Detchon's relief for Rheumatism
UHimlly rolievps severest canes in a few
hours. Its action upon the system is
i V, ulilo and ilTVrtivp, It removes
tli eaiino on J Hie i!i;if8ne quick
i pciirs. I- itHt il' (T' :, 'y 1 . ,.-
a-. 1 ft. OD.
: I by lh?
Banquet f Through ; Courtesy cof
t.; Merch ah ts Association;- Arid, J;
Chamber of c Comuieice.
V TheOystermen'a' .Convention 1 at
Elizabeth City, on 28 th .closed at night
at a banquet tendered the visitore un
der the joint auspices of the Merchants
Assofei&tioh 'andXh'ambH of Cunimerce.
It was a most happy occasion, being a
combination of business and socability,
a substsntialvcollation with entertain
ing toafts to finish the affair: The busi
ness part was the reading of the fol
lowing resolutions that a committee of
seven bad been appointed to draft and
present for adoption, Mr, Geo, N,
Ives, read the resolutions as follows .
To the Oyster Convention:- ; .' v '
' your committee appointed to draft
resolutions and submit to the convention
beg leave to report as follows:- ;
We recommend the adoption of the
following resolutions as embodying the,
sentiments of this convention.
Whereas the Oyster Industry in North
Carolina has been steadily declining
for the paat ton years, and whereas the
investigations of the North Carolina
Geological and Economic Survey have
shown that the oyster can be easily
propagated in this State and that the
cultivation of the oyster can be carried
on profitibly; anf ...
Whereas it is a well established fact
thit there is a large demand for North
Carolina oysters (of seed, raw and shell
but very large y increased if Buitatile
legislation is passed to govern and con
trol this industry; " .
Be it resolved, therefore, by this
Convention of North Carolina oyster
men, that the Oyster Industry can be
best subserved, by bringing this Indus
try under the control of a commission
which shall be as far a-i possible non-
political and that all appointments made
by said commission be on a baa in of
merit, that saiiT commission be compos
ed of not to exceed five members, one
of whom shall be the State Geologist
and the other j to be named by the Gov
ernor.. JJtewlyeJL further, hat said commis
sion should have jurisdiction over alt
the counties containing commercial fish
eries and that they should have discre
tionary power to withdraw at any time
from oyatering any of the natural
grounds which- they deem necessary to
preserve the grounds. - -.
Resolved further, that such legisla
tion be enacted as is necessaVy to pre
vent the shippmjf ut of the state of
small oysters in the shell and to limit
the size or capacity jof dredge
boat 8 to not exceed , five hundred
bushels capacity which shall be allowed
to dredg e on ihe rocka.
Geo.N., Ives, Chm'n. New Bern,
Dr. J, H. Pratt, Chapel Hill,
J, C. B. Eheringhaus, Eliz. City. "
S. M. Daniels, Wanchee. '. -
- J. B. Leigh, Elizabeth City,
C. L, Stevens, New Bern.
v B, F Lamb, Elizabeth City. '
By unanimous vote the - resolutions
were adopted. On motion, Dr. Pratt
was instructed to prepare a bill, em-
lying the resolutions, to present to
h legislation, that same might be en
acted into a law. -Th interest and
enthusiasm of the tusiness 1 men of
Elizabeth City on the question of re
viving the oyster industry showed it'
self on every side. It was not ntfluth
applause only, .but a liberal exhibition
that asked for action and tendered all
the help that its people could give. - If
the same generous spirit will prevail in
each rf . (he other places in Eastern
Carolinia there will be a revival of the
oyster industry, that will be permanent
Dr. Pratt in behalf of the visiting
delegates . tendered a -resolutions , of
thanks and appreciation for the many
courtesies received. " " '
.-; -: - C.L.S.:
Prominent Greensboro Mart Tells
: jX -V; ; f- of . Savodirie. - -
-'- .' ' ' - ' - r". : '
T. F. Causey, a Greensboro merchant
doing business at 713 E. Market street,
ays: "I have been a great sufferer
from neuragia Tor several years, as
every one in my locality knows. SAVO
DINE is the only thing I have ever
found that would give me relief. I can't
say enough for It." ' ' - ' !
T. F. CAUSEY,
' Coroners In England. -
' In early times the coroner In Eng
land wns a revenue officer of the
crown, and his business was to' find
out the crlmuiak, extort their confes
slons and confiscate thlr goods, to tlii
crowu. Fruin records ff flpptared thai
King Alfred had a predilection for
hauling bis coroners becauae tliey did
W bnt wo unjust, '
M the present time jnnctlcnlly t tie
only olllce of coroners hi V lcii 1 In
quests ou dciid be.:;- 4 ni.il on t, .,na
irove and to yrt-u. e j '. ..iint lu
outlawry. I,c . , 'i . ! .
The Forttfication of Panama Canal
i "tf boori Presented Befqte ''
. Washington, Dec,- 80th. legislation
providing for ' the fortificatiin of the
Panama Canal Is a practical ('certainty
at this session" of Congress, j Recording
tojhesiertuin of Senator 'FjihtRep.)
of California, chairman of the Senate
committee on Interoceanic Canals., r"
He declared that it will undoubtedly
be the first measure of the Taft legis
lative program to bu considered after
the appropriation bills are eut of the
way. The immediate turnmg out of
tentative canal measures lathe result
of a White House conference, when Sen
ators Flint and Branegee Hepresenta"7
tive Mann, Secretary fit State Knox
and Secretary of War Dickinson thresh
ed out the main points of Panama poli
cy with the president. 4 -
"I will begin work -today with the
War Department," said Senator Flint,
'to frame a general bill covering these
points; the fixing of rates asd tolla on
the canal, provision for maintenance
an'd the building of government supply
stations along the Canal. As yet all
this matter is in indefinite' form, and
many" difficulties must be eliminated.
These will be worked out just as rapid
ly as possible, and the iial'result will
be rushed in Cohgfeas. This neasure
will be taken on to the canal adminis
tration reorganization bill, which has
passed the House, and its passage will
thus be expedited. ' f ' . '
'One of the most important, provis
ions that the bill will contain will en
force competition bet ween1, transconti
nental railroads and the canal marine.
It is thought that t may be impossible
legally to include a clause prohibiting
railrvada from owning veisels plying
through the canaljbut some method will
be evolved to meet this difficulty. - .
"I am ,also certain that legislation
appropriating for the fortification of
the canal will be passed at this session.
The President 'strongly . favors it, and
I am core it will go through. -
i Fiint declared Ahat tha aueation ' of
duced to a definite proposition. -This is
the scheme President" Taft advocated
in his recent message. -
Drives Distress From Upset Stom
. achs in Five. Minutes.
MI-O-NA stomach tablets not only
euro indigestion bat build up the entire
system and make the weak, and frail
strong and vigorous; -They are guran
teed to do so by Bradham Drug Co.
They cause the glow of health to ap
pear in the cheeks and make the eyes
bright and sparkling. -They chase out
bad blood and causa pimples and sallow
skin to disappear." "
MI-O-NA-stomach tablets are each
wonderful stomach invigoratora and
up-buildera that they are sold - under an
agreement to return your money if they
do not cure indigestion - or any other
trouble arising from an upset stomach
such as billiouineee, dizziness, sick
headche, loss of appetite, fermentation
nervousness, sleeplessness, nightmare,
etc. ' . .
And only 60 cents a- large box at
druggists everywhere and at Bradham
Drug Co. . ,; .. . .
"Stomach trouble had bothered me a
long time, and thought I doctored and
used several remedies thre was no cure
given me Until I Used MI O-NA.
I used to feel . weak, bloodless and
depressed, but Ml D.N A built up my
health and made me strong," Mrs. J,
Newton, Rellevue, Mirh; ... v
Happy New Year to all.- :,' a
, '. i- .
Is the Journal's first groeting to all
New Bern, and its many friends out.
side.' r ; ,.v .
"1911 was received rather quietly here
last night A few were at watch ser
vices, a few bells, 'fewer whistles,
some fireworks, and Happy New Year
to those few going home.
Of the Stockholders "of the National
Bank of New Berne, for the election
of its directors and tlTa "transaction of
such other business as may come before
them, will be held at their banking
house, on the second Tuesday of Jan
uary, being the 10th..uy of January
1011. ' ". :
The polls will t e opened at 12 o'clock
u . 1 1 J e at p. m. ' k
N- o. H. r.or.FiRTs.' ,
1 ,, i '.. I'M. Ca..ier.
II, C. OYSTER
Paper Keiid Before The Oyster Con
"veotion at Elizabeth City f
on Deo. 28h.
In the absence of Mr. W. M. Webb,
State Oyster Commissioner of the con
vention, on Dec. 28th, 1910 held at Eliza
beth City; the following paper wee-sent
by him, and read before the convention
by Col. E. F. Lamb. -
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of ' the
Af comparative statement of tha oatcb
ofoystors in this State for tha paat 8
years ia as follows;
Season 1901 702 : . 693,616 bushels.
' ". 1902-'03 , ' 658.769
- i' ' 190304 60lyUl " " ' ""
1904 '06 . 631,861 "
" 1905-06 351,489
" 190fi-'07 349,979
. '' 44 1907-0 210,832 "
" 1908 '09 ,183,100 "
- " 1909-'10 140,6M i'
You will observe that there has been
steady decrease in the eatch since
the season of 1904-'06. I believe that
the following reasons are largely re
sponsible for this decrease. First, the
open season has been gradually cut
down from eight months in 1902 to four
and one-half months in 1907. This fact
alone probably had a greater effect on
the industry from a financial standpoint
than any other one thing. Tha eight
nunths open season in 1902 began Sep
tember' 1st. and ran until May 1st. We
had at that time canning factories at
Washington, Swan Quarter, Beaufort,
Marshallberg and Elizabeth City, Ther
was a great demand for oysters all du
ring this period, the canneries using
the bulk of tha stock, eapeciai(y during
the warm months of September, Octo
ber, March and April, 1 During - these
months the raw houses could only han
dle a limited amount of the catch, con
sequently the canners fixed the price.
It waa thought that by restricting tha
open season to the cold months of No
vember, December, January, and Feb
ruary that ; the oystermea would have
the same markets they then had, with
the advantage of competition aaaoag
tile buy er; thereby realising na aauch
for their catch during the four and one-
half months open season as they had
formerly received during the 8 month!
season. Their expectations did not ma
terialize for two or three reason. Some
of the' cannera found that oysters could
be had in states south of us at a cheap
er price, and in one or two counties in
our own. State not under tha jurisdic
tion of the Oyster. Commissioner,- as
they moved their factories to these
points. Then again, we experienced the
loss of some of the largest raw , houses
in the State, which was largely on ac
count of the fact that packers in Vir
ginia and Maryland and other states
north of us. could get an average of 26
cents per gallon mora for their oysters
than the packer here could gat for the
same grade of oyster. This condition
has been brought about because there
has been no effort on tha part of pack
era, in this State to build, up a reputa
tion for our oysters. It waa an expen
sive proposition, and they chose to go
to distant points for their trade. Tha
consequence has been that the bulk of
the oysters, other than what ia known
as "coon oysters" are shifped toChlca
go, Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louie and
other towns in the Wetland Northwest,
Anyone conversant with the renditions
ia thia State knows that the bulk of the
raw stock sold at Interior points in tha
State are bought in Norfolk and other
Virginia points, and that whila we have
just as good oysters as are. produced
lanywhere, that they are discriminated
against aa to price ana express races
when brought into competition with the
Vinrinia ovater. Last but not lea
has been the "poluted oyster" scare,
which has affected the oyster trade
throughout the whole country for the
paat three year. The Virginia Oyster
CommiHsion in their 1908-09 report say
"For two yean hew conditions In tha
oyster region have been the most un
satisfactory in many years, tha past
year being the worat of the two. This
was not due to any scarcity of oysters
in Virginia. We have had a greater
abundance than for years paat There
has" been little demand and "no mar
ket." The causes for this may not be
(if f.nltely given, but they, are in geneaj
what made either businesses stagnant,
though they may be largely ascribed to
the exorbitant rise in express, rates,
legislation secured by "patent carri
ers," and the lasting effect of the pol
luted oyster scare. Our State has not
been alone in ' the depression, for the
states North of us all report distress.
The Northern as well as the Gulf States
have become formidable competitors to
the Chesapeake Cay section within re
cent years. Prices and demand for
oysters were uiuiaiiully great iri 1307,
but t;.e "slump" set in tl.t t yer."
. While I know that the t fcot
tui: g of the state are not as pr-: ;'.;'.'s
t v M t'.ey some,)'. I ti,I
.a t' " ;ti 1 :-'y t V -y
' f -' 1 f. t 'tp or f i j
'i a 1
mer years the dredging bottoms fur
nished over 76 per cent' Right here
let me call your attention - to a tact
known of all dredger and buf era, that
while tha output in 1901-'2 was 693,616
bushels that 624,956 bushela of thia
amount waa what is known as "mussel
oysters," and thee were so largely
covered with mussels that the tax was
one-half cent less on this class of stock;
The oysters caught on the dredging
bottoms from the earns rocks during
the past three or 6ur years .have beep
fairly clear: of, mussels, so that If we
make allowance for the mussels, we
find upon a basis of taxation that the
real output of oysters for that season
waa 618,667 bushel instead of 693,6B.
I was told by man of the packers at
that time that it waa often the case that
It would take twoor three tuba of mus
sel oysters to get aha clear tub of oys
ters. Another phase tf the cjueetloa
umcnown to tnose who have not Dea
closely connected with the industry is
the fact that while the output m 1905-
'06 waa hardly 50 per cent of the out
put in 1901-2 they were far more profit
able to theoystermen by reason of the
fact that the moaseb had been oleared
from the rocks-by dredging, the oysters
had beea broken apart, and were worth
on an average of two and one-half
times as much as they were in former
Our financial report for the post year
shows that while pur receipts were
adequate to meet our expenses, .they
were entirely inadequate to give to the
oyster grounds tha protection Jlhey
should have. We have . always Seen
restricted in the employment of inspec
tors and men and boats on. patrol duty
to the actual open season, and it is dur
ing tha closed season that the greatest
damage ia done to the oyster rocks,
Our territory extends from the Albe
marle Sound on the north to Bogue In-.
let on the South, a distance of r.bout
160 mile with ao average width of ten
miles. t o properly protect this terri
tory it must be patrolled not only dur?
ing the closed season aa welL For year
boata (rom adjoining States have been
coming here after our season closes.
and loading with email oysters for
planting' purposes, and it ia often the
case that whole communities are . en:
gaged, la catching these oysters, and
selling to these boats. They knew that
there is little danger ' of detection aa
there is no one on duty s to took after
this work, and even If I had knowledge
ef such work going on. there ia aa fund
available to employ boata, or men the
patrol boat to prevent it 1 Of course
this condition haabaea the result of an
infficient revenue to defray the expense
eacident to a proper patrol and super
vision of tha industry, but those of ul
who have been charged with th's duty
were in no way responsible for that con
dition. With a revenue last year of
leas than 13500,00 you can readily figure
the protection it waa possible to give
ttia frAf! timid ahv Inadojli'siti'Mk. I "V-
uw etswi wHiswe vaa jHiawuiweivu ' -
I would be greatly concerned about the
future of the industry were it not for
the appointing by the last legislature
of a commttUe- from their number to
investigate the condition and make re
commendations to the next meeting rit
the General Assembly. This committee
haaglvea the matter careful thoughtM?
and have prepared a bill, which if en
acted into law, will, in my opinion, be
the means of establishing thia industry
upon a basis that will, ultimately yield
a large revenue to the State. I sincere
ely trust that your .convention . may be
the means of areaeing an interest in
tuis work, that some movement may be
started that wiU give us what -we need
at thia time namely, a. market for the
oysters that could be caught, and be
repeal of the ana dredging law. passed
by the last legislature, i , r, ,"L, .,
. . - .. - -. '
- , Net CentortlenUt.
A merchant died, leavkig to bis only
son the conduct of his extensive busj.
ness, and great doubt , was expressed
inNsome quart era- whether the young
man possessed the ability to carry out
the father's policies. - v
"Welt," said ,ou kindly disposed
friend, "for my part I think Henry is
very bright and capable. I'm aura be
will succeed." . . 1 .-tvv
'Perhaps you're right said another
friend. "Henry ia , undoubtedly ' a
clever fellow; but take it from me, old
man, be hasn't got the head to fill ht
father's shoes.",, ,; -l't , . ..
TeknBewn a Pg, :
While one thing essential to a cul
tured lawyer is a Thorough knowledga
of Latin, it is not necessary, said a
judge, that he should parade his class
cal knowledge, for be might be "taken
down a peg," as waa the young lawyer
who displayed his learning before aa
Arkansas Jury. His opponent replied:
"Gentlemen of the Jury, the young law
yer who Just addressed you tms roam
ed with Romulus, cDttl wKh Ce
tha'rldea, ripped wlih Lurlpldes, socked
with Socrates, but wist dues he know
about the lawa of Altai jasr'-Oasf
and Comment , . .
' Dreams ss Ctir.t, ;
From the e&rU t t-uts t corded
history men have believed la tha
prophetlo'character of dream. So far
aa w know, the first to deliberately
and systematically attempt the Inter
pretation of CreaHi was Atrrtiyctyott
of At" wl live! e! t t a j t
T. V.. C. The I v -"'.k'- dr'-n- t
in niiiry i ':'., l1 v are ui - 1
l i c . j i i t 1 . -l ! - r
( i f t t - ' v t I " ' ' 1 !l-
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Report - Beoommeads - Improved
Rural tfail Syatemi ' Will In" -
j crease uau system.
Washington, Dee. 31-In the annual
report of Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General Degraw, made public Thursday
are several reaameodationa designed to
improve the rural free delivery service.
He describee in detail the delivery of
man w ine rural districts throughout
tha country and makes ha Urgent plea
for the establishment of parcel de
livery System along the line of rural,
route. Many farmers, he say a, are de
manding such .a ayatem and Us estab
lishment will mean additional revenue
to the government amounting to mil
liens of dollars.
Tha total mileage of rural routes in
oberatSoaoo June 30, -last, was993, -
686; the mileage per route averaging
24-17. Tha average number of miles
traveled daily by rural carriers waa
98,993. Tha average coat or the ser
vice per mile of route was $35.96 per
anflum; ' , ..J ,
; iMTrDeGraw suggests that legislation
he. aiiacted that will extend to rural
carrier and other employee of the pos
tal service the existing laws which au
thorize the postmaster general to pay
the sura of $2,000 "to the legal represen
tativei of a- railwav noatal clerk or aub-
iraHwlf.mail clerks who shall be killed
while oi duty, or who, being injured
i?hife on duty, shall die within one year
thereafter, aa the result of such in
jury" and also will authorize the pay -ipfpt
V such employe, while suffering
tron) injuries ao received, of his salary
for i pttfiod' of one year. - He further
reon,mnae that congress enact legis
latioa It tha coming session which will
mak provision for the retirement of
. Negro Found Dead. "
grd it J. H. Guy' boarding bouse on .
Wednesday night, and after minister
ing to the patient, .the doctor waa re
quested by the proprietor to see a sick '
hoy ia (he bouse. .The boy was hying
on tha flaw, on his stomach, ' and Guy; '
caning tO him to get up and let the doc
tor see him, gently pushed the boy with
bto foot, Not getting any response they
took It for granted tha boy was asleep
and left him. Before tha physician had
hardly: gotten out of the house it was
discovered that tha boy waa dead, and
probably waa when they were trying to
arouse him. His name waa Robert Ed-
wards, and be came to Guy's boarding
house after the burning of the Rutledge -mill,'
where he worked. No one known
Anything further about him, as ha was
i stranger in these parts, Kinston
Fraa Press, . "' ;
Bned His Wile too Hard.
'fafa 0 0 8L-Jay Barr jor
dan, a telegraph " operator, waa fined .
$200 for hogging hta wife so hard as to .
break two of her ribs- He was arrest
ed on her complaint Ma policeman.
, 'We have been married just a month'
Jordan told tha. Court "A fortnight
ago t tried to k ia my wife. I graaped
bet; firmly to give her one good kiss;
She triad to squirm away, and, in the
squirming cracked, two ribs. - . ;. -.
. .-"A. week ago aha , beard a girl say I
was a nice-looking young ' man. ' . That
was the beginning of our quarrels. Now
she claims that' ( broke her ribs on pur-'
pose,"--'.:' : .I..-;..'' ; Y-r.,
A Nework Actresi Writes for
. Tube of .Savodine.
Ta tha Savodine &mpanyi .
;-;';. Corner Broad SaA Fleet streets,'' .
... f,j .j New Bern, N. C.
bear Sirs:-Enclosed please find 25c -ta
stamp for on tube ef your "Sava
dlne." This has proven splendid for
eolUa, etc., but I hava keeo unable to
find It bt this city. If you have an es-
tJthlishment her kindly send me tha
adJress aad oblige. ':'
. , MISS ELINOR FOSTER,
830 West 68th St, i
i f.-.. (,; New York, N. Y, ' .
r Mtyi poster hat appeared in thia city !"
tit various time with the Hal Mordaunt
Stock Company and. it will La remem
bered (hat ahe hat a voice of exception
al Bweetnes. L' ' -' -'" - -
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- Babies Cone la 2020. ,
St Louis, Uo, 81st-There will be
no ch;! 'ren in the United States under v
five yeirs of age in the year 202a Da-'
rbiea accordingly, Will have disappeared
from tl ia country aa early as 2015. - ;
- I'uU U the 'mathematical conclueioa .
of Tn f. Walter F. .Wilcox, of Cornell
Ur.'yt.' if, announced to the A ; iraa
f". " : J A4sicSatiun at its e ' .l.r.g
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