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NEW BERN CRAVEN COUNTY, N. CRIDAV, FEBRUARY 10. 19X1 -SECOND SECTION
: NOW T SESSION
Judge Garland 8. Ferguson Pie
aiding. .,' Yesterday a Very
), -. : Busy Day.: :kv-
:;V " . ',v.:'.'
A lwoweks term -of Craven county
. . Superior "Court convened in this city
yesterday-morning with Judge Garland
-S. Ferguson, 'of WsyiresviHai; N. C,
presiding. ; The first week's session
will be taken up with the trial of crim
inal cases while the second week's ses
sion will be devoted to the civil rases,
of which there ia q lite a large docket
At the opening of court ; yesterday
' morning the-following grand jury -was
drawn; W. B. Blades, foreman; TJ. H.
Gaskins, S. W? Lai ham, - H..D. Gas
kins, R. M. White. JT E Warren, J. C.
Fulcher, G. W Joyner, N. T. Wh'.t-
... ford, O. McLawhorn,'. L. CN I pock, D.
E. White, JSTeeks Ipock, JO. Robin-
- to'iC, J. B.. Griffin, Joseph Edward?,
Drew Dixon and R, 0. Gidley. After
the jury had been drawn the, judge de-
liven d hia 'charge to them in a very
" brief but forcible manner.' After this
they retired to their room and the regu
lar routine of the day 's work was begun
- All through 'the day the count room
-was ' packed with spectators who
thought that the cases against the near
. beer dealers who are charged with sell
ing whiskey; would be 'called and Ihtt
they would get a glimpan of the myster
ious "Jchn Doe." In this however
' they were disappointed. Although
"Mr.'Doe" made his identity known to
. the grand jury the spectators in the
room above would not have been able
to pick him out of a crowd of six men.
Bills in these cases have not yet be -n
turned by the grand jury but this will
. doubtlew be done tod y.
j The case of Ejronius Moye, one of the
, negroea who assisted in conducting a
wholesale robbery at tht hardware
store, of the Cutler Blades Hardware Co
Company and the Bawight Hardware a
few wr eks ago was called but owing to
the fact that all of the witnesses wereLcJeared away. There was no insurance,
.-Dot present this care was continued un-
, tiltodciy. The prosecution has much
- incriminating evidence in their pot ses
sion in this case and the defend mt will
' doubtless be found guilty of the crime
- with which he is charged and be sen '
tenced to a long ttrm in the peniten-
: tiary c ron the county roads. j
Charley Tripp,' a young colored boy
bout 16 years of age was sentenced to
the county roads for 12 months for
, stealling a watch from Mr. L D Ste
vens and $5.00 from a Mr. WillimpA
He had been , in the employ of Mr.
Stevens and was in the habit of staying
in the office while his employer was
out Tbevwatch was left in the eafe on
one of these occasions and Tripp stole
1 It and went to-Washington where he
was apprehended and bi ought back to
New Bern aod placed In jut,
' Reuben Fenderson, colcrd, plead
guilty to a charge of assault,Bnd-waived
examination. ' Judgement was sus
pended upon the payment of the cost of
the Cbse and payment of the plaintiff's
doctor bills, 1 '.' v-
- . Stephen Johnson, colored plead guil
ty to the charge of abandoning his wife
and jadgrhent was suspended upon the
payment of the cost bnt the defend
ant was rt quired to give a bond of $50
for hia appearance at the next term of.
- courfj to show that he had paid his wife
tl.e sum of $2 each week to aid in sup
porting hi two children.
Ransom .Goodman, ' eo'ored,- plead
guilty to the charge of larceny and was
' sentenced to a term of 6 months on the
county roads. ,: "-" .
' At 5 -o'clock all of the minor cases
bad been disposed ' of and aa it was
rather lata in the afternoon to take up
. any of the jury t cases court was ad
journed until this morning,
Rheumatism Relieved in Six Hours
Dr. Detchon's relief for Rheumatism
usuajly rolieves severest cases in a few
hours. Its action upon the system-is
remarkable and effective, It removes
at once the cause and the disease quick
ly disappears. First dose greatly bene'
UU. 75c and $1.00. Sold by Bradham
Drue Co. i Vi
Siateavflle, Feb. 2. -A
rt pretty wedding was
last night at Rce street Methodist
church. The contracting parties being
Miss Eva Mardn Brinson,of Reelabo
ro, N. C. and Mr. James Samuel Sum
inert, ol Dunlap, N. C. There were
onlv a few select friends present. The
bride and groom, fame down theaialeJolNewlnnds. but be was a bit abashed
the stra ns of Mendelshon s wedding
march and knelt in front of an impro
vised altar where they were made, man1
and wife by tho Rev. Mr. Hargett. The
bride wore a simple gown of white, and
carried violets and maiden hair ferns.
The bridals' the daughter of Mr. and
Mr, S. A. Brinson, of Reelaboro, N.
C. and is a very popular and accomp
lished young lady.
The groom is the son of Mr. W, ' H.
. Summers and ia a very popular and
Buccessf ul farmer. Their many f rienda
Wl,h them a long and hppy life.
Missouri Legislature Homeless
Work" of Session Must be
Jefferson City, Mo. Fell. 6 The
Missouricapitol building was destroyed
by fire Sunday n'ght. Many of the
records of the Governors and other
State offices are lost. ' k -
Thy total loss including the structure
and many records and State . papers in
the offices of the Governor, Secretary
of State and Treasurer is estimated at
one million dollars with no insurance.
Lightning, which struck the cupola
of the dome shortly after 7 o'clock,
spread the flarfies to, the roof of the
House of Representatives on the north
side of the structure, and in lass than
half an hour it was apparent that the
building was doomed 'V-,'
Leciu-'e of the inadequacy of the
water pressure the fire- could- not be
teaehed, -and no aid could be given
for some time by the local fire com
Governor! Hadlcy directed the fight
against the (lames, which because of
the age of the building, rapidly gained
great headway. The penitentiary fire
denarlmi nt mi railed and the convicts
worked heroically, scaling walls an
'taking dangerous chances for their
The local military company was call
ed out and formed a cordon around the
building, driving (spectators fiom dan
ge'ous positions and removing records
from tie different State Departments.
The fire swn pread to the roof of
the Senate chamber, where the efforts
of the firemrnt proved unavailing to
The records of tho House of Repre
sentatives were destroyed, while those
of the Senate were saved. In tne Sta'e
Treasurt r's office more than $20,000 is
in the time vault, supposedly fire proof
and may be s ived when the debris is
The capitol was erected in 1838 at a
cost of $350,000. and in 1887 remodled
fit a cost of $25,0W: Wfiile irwas Dufll of
stone the roof was covered with friuch
The legislature will detcrmins wheth
er to continue its session here or else
where in the Scate. Thb losi of the
House records pra tic ally necessitates
the work of llie (.resent session being
done oven '
To the tax payers of the town of
Bridgeton' . You are aware of the fact
that your taxes for the year 1910 . arc
long past due. to those who still owe
city taxes for the year 1910 are expect
e l to pay at once and save cost of ad
vertising and collecting.
W. R, HOPEWELL,
' City Tax Collector,
. - Bridgeton, N. C
Representative Small to Lecture.
Washington, D. C. Feb. 7. -The Land
Reclamation suction of theSontmrn
Commercial Congress at Atlanta, Mar.
8th, 9th and 10th, will be -addre ssed by
representative Small, of North Caroli
aa.-- His subject wi.l be "Recent Prog
re's in Draintige Legislation, and he
will bring out, for the use of the South
ern States, the good points of the Nortl
Carolina, Arkansas and Louisiana laws.
Hon. Joseph H. Ransdell, President
of the National Rivers and Harbor?
Congress, will address the same section
on "The Undrained Empire of the
South.- He will deal with the .wonder
ful resources of the South yet remain
ing undeveloped In lands suitable for
drainage. 4,''.'"'''. '".-'i '
Prof. George A. Creeident of the Ar
kansas Land Congress will address the
section on the subject of "A Federal
Survey of the Wet Lands of the South
at an aid in Establishing Drainage
Areas Affecting More than one state.,"
' The Chairman of the section will be
Mr. Edward Wiener, of New. Orleans,
President of the Louisiana Meadows
Company. . '
" As It Appard 1n Print.
Senator Ncwlundsi of Nevada wart
Boarlng In detmuoim duy-aourlng so
high he "hit tho celling." He realized
ho was getting a trlflo flowery and to
excuao himself sirld, "indeed, Mr.
President, nerferrtd oratory may be
pardoued. for this subject furnishes
all the food ojoquence needs." - V
That sounded pretty good to Mr.
wnru be rend In the Congressional
Record next day that he asserted Ms
topic "furnished all the food elephants
need." Washington Herald. '
,. None 'on Hand?'
Doc fWtulres was u queer old "yarb"
doctor or decidedly limited education
who flourished In New England a good
many years ago. One day some on
said to him:
"See here, doc have yot any dlplo
mar ;. '. ' . .
"Waal, no: I ain't got nojje on nnnn
Just now, hut I'm goin- to uig aome
soon as tho ground thaws out in the
' prlnff." ,
BUSY DAY IN SU
Large Number of Cases Disposed
of at Yesterday's Session.
: At 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning the
second day's session of , Craven county
Superior Court, which is now in suasion
here. , was convened. There was an unu
sually large number ofVspectitors pres
ent, the large auditorium being entirely
ti lad, and much interest was manifest
ed in the proceedings all through the
The first case called was that of the
State vs Sam Jone , colored, charged
with the larceny of $8 00" worth of fijh
from the firm of Harker & Tooker on
last December, and also the State vs
Jim Farrior, also colored for receiving
the the" stolen fish, knowing that they
bad been stolen. The prosecution
showed that Jones, who was in the em
ploy of the firm, had purchased the fieh
from a catch which Jjiey had purchased
and bad given them to' Farr or, who is
a huckster, to sell for him on s com
mission. Both the negroes pleaded not
guilty to the charge, and although the
prosecution was certain of a verdict
in their favor, the jury rendered a ver
dict of not guilty,
The next case ca'lcd was that of the
State vs Sam Smith, colored, charged
with thejirceny of ch.thes valued at
$10 00 fiom John Ellis, also colored.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the
charge but tho jury decided otherwise
and he was sent to the county ruads for
a term of nf 12 months.
Mary Marshall, alias One-eyed Mury,
eo'ored, the" bane of every officer on the
force., was next placed on tri.il charged
with resisting an officer while he was
attempting to arrest her. Last No
vembar the woman became beastly in
toxicated and going to a store on South
Front strett proceeded to clean the!
Dlare out. An officer wa3 6ummned
and wSen he attempted to tike her into
custody she managed to get his hand
to her mouth and painfully injured that
member. She was cjve.na hearing be
fore the Mayor at the time and bound
oyer to Superior Court. Being unable
to secure a bondsman she was commit
ted to jiil and has been confined there
sincethat time. She pleaded guiliy to
the charge and the Judge taking into
consideration the fact that she had been
imprisoned several months offered to
suspend judgment upon the payment of
the costs of the case. This, however.
she was unable to do and was sentenced
to a term of 60 days in jtil, to be turn
ed out by the commissioners if they
Tho case of the Slate va Addison To-
lur, charged with abduction, was called
the prosecution moved that this case be
continued until the next term of count
iind the Judge granted live request pla
cing the defendant under a bond of
$500. Toler is thirgid with abducting
the wife of Mr. M. T. Kowe,of No. 2
township several months ago. Bond
was given by the defendant.
; Will Evans, colored, who was arres
ted several months ago for tho larceny
of a suit of clothes from Mr. L C.
Bruce, manager of New Burn steam
laundry, plead guilty to the charge of
larceny and was sentenced to a term of
12 months on the county roads. -Richard
Fulcher, colored, who ia well
known in police circles in this city and
other Eastern North Carolina towns
was placed on trial charged with the
larceny of a pistol, shot gun, 'and $13 In
money from Jacob Davis, also colored.
Fulcher pleud not guilty to the charge
but the evidence submitted by the
plaintiff was so conclusive to the jury
that they brought in a verdict of guil y
and Fulcher was sent to the otuniy
roads for a term of 6 months. -,'
Clauds Gilcroase, colored, plead not
guilty to the charge of assaulting Rich-
ird Fulcher, also colored, with 'a revol
ver, and also with carrying a concealed
weapon. The prA.-ecutton proved to the
satisfaction to the jury that the charge
was true and they returr.ei a verdict of
guilt v Thh defendant was sentenced
to the county roads for, a term of 3
months, . , t ,. . ,
At 3 o'clock yesterday ofternoon-the
case of the State vs. Eronius Moye,
colored, ch irged wi h the ., larceny oT a
tub of butter from the Norfolk-South
era freight depot several weeks' apo
was calledMoye plead not guilty to
the charge. Mr. S. H. Lane, of the
Norfolk Southern office force was plac
ed on the stand and told of the tub of
butter which was consigned to Kafet's
bakrry being stolen. Moye was then
placed on the stand and lo'd the jury
that. he did not know anything about
the tub of butter, that he went to Tobn
Harris' store in the western ' part of
the city to ' collect $l.GO fol another
man and that while he was the Harris
told him that he bad puxchuerd a tub
of butter from this man aid that al
though he bad promised to pay him
$1.60 for It that he had changed hia
mind and was only going to pay him
$1 00. i This amout.t, Moye said, he
gave to him and ho carried it to its
owner. In winding up his evidence
Moye informed the Judge "That Gefo
Qwd" h "did not steal dat tub 'o
Attacks R. F. D. Carrier Witn
Knife. 300. Men Searching
A phone from Greenville N. C, last
night stated the negro West who killed
one and" severely woUnded another of
fice at Wifson,' was seen orilhe road
near that city, yesterday, by a K. F.
D. mail carrier, who attempted to stop
the negro, West sprang at the carrier,
wounding him with a knife and then
fled to the woods. Word wa4 sent to
Wilson and nearly 200 men came by
train being joined by 100 at Greenville
and the woods are being given a care
ful search for the negro.
PILES! PILES! PILES!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will
cure Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles
It absorbs the tumors, allays itching at
orice, acts as a poultice, . gives instant
relief. Williams' Indian Pile Ointment
is prepared for Piles and itching of the
private parts. Sole by druggists, mail
50c and $1.00. Williams' M'f'g.
Props., Cleveland, O,
Morse Having Hard Time. '
Washington, Feb. 8-Charles W.
Morse cannot win back the 0 days'
good time he lost a few weeks ' ago for
a breach of prison ruies in Atlanta pin
ttentiary, Although the penitentiary
warden and Superintendent Ladow were
in favor of remitting the time.' Attor
ney Ganeral Wickersham, after a re
view of the case,4eclined lo approve it.
Morse was found with money in his
possession and told several stories of
whero he got it. His contradictory ex
planations cost him 20 days, which had
been applied to usual altawmce for
Mrs. F. A. Brown; of U-Griffin St.
died at her residence'sunday tfternoon
between 1 and 2 o'clock. She had been
in poor health for somo months, having
returned late in October from Baltimore
where she underwent an operation.
Since her return she hsd failed to re
gain her'strength, and other symptoms
developed which hastened her demise.
. The funeral services were held at 4
p m Monday, conducted by her pastor.
Dr. Summerell. The remains were ta
ken to Baltimore where the interment
takes place today.
Mrs. Brown leaves a husband to
mourn her death, and four children,
Arthur, who is baggage master at the
Union depot. Robertr-who h pursuing
hia atudii s at the Baptist Theoloical
Seminary at Louisville. Ky., Harvey
and the youngett a daughter. A faith
ful wifo and mother has entered into
the rest which rcmaineth for the chil
dren of God.
Every Mother Should Read and
In any home where a child has a ten
dency to croup, a 'bottle of HYOMEI
(oronounce it High-o-me) should be kept
constantly on hand.
A sudden attack - of croup with diffi
cult breathing and extreme distress ia
apt tS come on at any time.
Thecauae to be 'pursued is plain,'
Send for your doctor at once, and in the
meantime drop 30 drops of HYOMEI
into a bowlrf boding water, and hold
the child's head over it, cover with a
towel or cloth, so that only the air fill
ed witn tiyomet vapor is oreatnea. ,
: This method of treatment has saved
many a child's life, and mothers of
croupy children should see to it that
HYOMEI if always on hand. Full in
struct inns for prompt relief of croup in
in each package. " . -
A 50c bottle of HYOMEI ia all you
need in treating croup, Tnis U known
in all drug stores as Extra bottle Hyo
mei Inhalent Druggists everywhere
and Pradham Drug Co., Bell it. Breathe
HYOMbl. It is Guaranteed to cure
catarrh, croup, sore throat, bronchitis
coughs and' colds, rr money back.
butter" and that If he was sent to the
Mads he would Le out of his place. The
,case was givm to tho jury
late In the
i afternoon and at the timo thin article
was written no verdict has been return'
ed. . ... .
Archia Whitehurst was found guilty
of larceny but sentence was reserved,
. The bills in the cases against the netr
beer dealers have not yet lxn return
ed and the identity of "John Doe" still
remains a mystery.. ' . ,
Judge Perguwn, by his able dispatch
of the cases yeaterJay, clearly demon
strated the fact that his perception and
ability ia of an unusual character and
be is to be congratulated upon the
manner in wlrWi he U disposing of the
APPEARS IN COURT
A ...1 TUnt:,.-. A xt t t
Dealers. Number of Gases
At the opening of yesterday's session
of Superior Court which is in session
here this week fo the trial of criminal
cases the jury which had been out on
the previous night deliberating on the
case of Eronuis Moye, colored charged
with the larceny of a tub of butter and
a cheese from the Norfolk-Southern
warehouse several weeks ago, returned
a verdict of not guilty.
Moye was immediately placed on trial
charged with the larceny of several
boxes of snuft from the Norfolk-Southern
freight "depot. Mr. S. H. Lnd, one
of the offlceforce at tha Norfolk-Southern
freight warehouse told of Moye's
visit to that place, several weeks ago.
He said that he left Moye standing
near the spot at-which the snuff was
located while , he walked down to the
other end of the warehouse to aKfcnd t.o
the unloading of a car of merchandise.
Upon his return he found that both
Moye and the snuff had d'sappeared
and that he was certain that the snuff
was there a few minutes prior. Char
Ie3 Kinsey, a colored drayman for Mr.
E. H. Hack burn said that he saw Moye
take the snuff from the warehouse and
placed it on his dray. That he then
went into the warehouse and informed
Mr Lane of the fact. John'Hall also
colored was placed on the stand and he
told of purchasing three boxes of snuff
from Moye, p lying him the sum of
SB.75 for it. When Moye was arrested
on a warrant charging him with the
theft of the goods he informed the of
ficer that ho had purchased the snuff
from an ther man. Later, the officer
said, he acknowledged the theft, Neith
er prosecuting attorney or the defen
dant's counsel mail? speeches and the
esse was immediately given to the jury
who after a I'hort deliberation returned
a ve-dict of gulity. No sentence has
yet been passed on the defendant.
Rebeeca Davis, colored, was next
p!ac.'d on trial charged with the lar
ceny of $2.50 from Henry Morse, a
blind negro. Morse was placed on the
stand and to'd the jury that several
weeks ago he had a small tin savings
bank in whi"h he kept his money. That
on the morning on which the money was
tolen he had placed the bank on the
floor near his bed so that he would have
it at hand to pay for a load of wood
which ho had ordered. During the time
he was waiting for the wood to arrive
he Davis woman came into the house.
That he went up in the second story of
house and that while he was there he
heard her moving around. That im
mediately after lia came down stairs
Bhe told him that she had to go down
town to attend to some business and
that when he went after his money he
found that it had disappeared. Morse's
sister then told of seeing the Davis
woman returning from her shopping
trip with a basket full of purchases acd
that upon looking into the basket she
found the bank in which her brother
kept his money. After a short deliber
ation on the case the jury decided that
she was not guilty and she was releas
ed from custody.
J. W. Smith, white, who was employ
ed up to a few weeks ago, at the near
beer stand cprted by Ben Brmsoi.
plead guilty to the charge of selling
whiskey while he was employed at that
place. Sentence was not passed upon
the defendant at yesterday 'a session.
In the case of the State vs Erastus
Threadgill and Patsy Williams, both
colored, who were charged with the lar
ceny of lumber from Isaac H. Smith.
The jury returned a verdict of not guil
Ever since the arrest of the near beef
dealers several weeks ago on warrants
charging them with Belling whiskey to
"John Doe" there has been much spec
ulation as to who this man of mystery
could be. " There were hundreds of
probable guesses made as to his iden
tity, but when he appeared in the court
room yesterday afternoon In the cases
against the dealers whom he is alleged
to have purchased the whiskey from
there was not a person in the room who
was not connected in some way with
tho investigation who knew the man.
"John Doe," the man of mystery,
the man who so successfully purchased
whiskey in this city several weeks ago,
is Mr, W. H. Smith, the Chief of the
Vanceboro police force.
The first case against the alleged
whiskey dealers called was that of the
State vs Ben Brinson. .In this case the
counsel for the defendant contended
that It wa not constitutional to con
front a man with a witness whom he
had never seen and that ha would like
for the Judge to continue the caso nntil
this morning. This request the Judge
S ranted, After this action counsel for
Gerry Hawk and Tom C Howard both
charged with the same offense made
the same r?quBt and it was granted.
The rases will be called the first thing
this morning, and in all probability the
j court room will be crowded with spec
' tators who are interested In the oat-
comu of the trial of these offenders,
During the session yesterday th So-
WEST WHS HOT
Man Was Taken, But Sot Main
' Another disappointment in the cap
ture of the negro Lewis West was the
result of the efforts in the swamp near
Hookerton in Greene county as reported
yesterday . The negro who waa hiding
in the swamp ai d who was finally cap
tured proved not to be the desperador
wanted, but he was one of the men sup
posed to be concerned in the killing of
The man was taken to Wilson and
put in jail there.
The latest report in the matter came
from Richmond last night, A telegram
from that city said that West had been
taken there, and this report was sent
to Wilson last night, but this needs to
be verified as yet. r
Jim Sims who was arrested Sunday
night and Ed Stetson who was arrested
near Selma Tuesday were taken to the
penitentiary at Raleigh for safe keep
ing by Sheriff Sharp. It is thought
there vera: bat four inmates of the
house at the time of tho ..shooting, in
cluding Mary Young who lived there.
House of Jones.
Jones painted his house last yetr.
It looks dull, dead, no life to it.
Smith painted his house 10 years ago,
It looks clean, nice, and don't need re
painting, because he used L. &M. Paint,
and added three quarts of Oil to each
The Oil gave life and preserved it.
Besides adding the Oil reduced its
cost 40 cents a gallon less than other
Thirty-five years use in N. A. & S. A.
Our agents are: Gaskill Hardware &
Mill Supply Co., New Bern, N. C.
More Pensions to be Paid.
An extra tax levy was made in
by Craven county for additional
ekms for indigent ex-Confederate
diers or widows of soldiers living in the
county. This money is now tbe paid
out at once and the commissioners will
issue vochers for each pension that is
now on the roll, the amount being for
each about $14.00, which in addition to
the $26.00 paid by the State makes a
tidy little sum.
This extra pension allowance by the
county is largely due to the efforts df
Mr. S. R. Street, Chairman of the
county pension board, who is very zeal
ous in looking out for the welfare and
comfort of the old soldiers and widows
This extra pension should have been
paid in December but for some cause
the money was paid into the sreneral
fund and has only lately been diverted
to the proper channel.
State Senate Kills Automobile Law.
Raleigh, N. C. Feb. 8 The senate
killed the bill amending the State auto
mobile law by giving the board of 1
dermen power to prescribe the speed
limit in incorporated towns.
Senator Hobgood, chairman of the
committee on judicial districts, intro
duced a bill dividing the State into
twenty instead of sixteen judicial dis
Representative Wootten, in the house
offered a bill to put solicitors' salaries
at from sl,600 to $4,000, .
Number One Has Been
That part of Rural Route number one
beginning at Spring Hope church and
ending at Olympia, has been changed
from a daily delivery of mail to a tri
weekly, and a tri-weekly mail has been
established: beginning at Spring Hope
church, and going via the Walker road
ana ine new roaa to uiympia.
Mail will be delivered on Monday
Wednesday and Friday from Spring
Hop church on the old route and on
Tneaday, Thursday and Saturday on
(be new route. The other portions of
the old rout will not be affected by
By orderP. O. Department,
' ' J. 8. BASNIGHT, P. M.
New Bern, N. C,
licitor called the attention of the Judg
to the fact that the ante room set aside
for the exclusive use of the jury and
the attorneya and their clients, had
been tamed Into a lobby, and was used
by every dne. That while he waa there
a few moirienta before he had heard one
of the mar beer dealers In conversa
tion with two of the jurymen make
some remake that were intended to
have some effect on Olelr probable de
cision. The Judge eWered that here
after the general public will remtinoot
of this room. . " '
In the case of Randall Green, colored
charged with an assgult with a deadly
weapon, guilty, $3.00 an J cost,
Jake Moore, colored, was found guil
ty of retailing, sentence has not yet
been pass d.
' GOVRS SAURY
Bill For Twenty Judicial Districts
Raleigh, Feb. 9 The hout-B com- .
mittee on salaries aiid fees has voted
unanimously for a favorable report for
the senate bill to increase the salary of
the governor ofc North Carolina from
$4,000 to $6,000. This is the bill intro
duced by Senator Gardner, and has al- -ready
passed the senate. The com
mittee considered the . Spainhour reso
lution to appoint a legislative commis
sion to investigate salaries of clerks in
state offices and put . them on a more
equitable basis with school teachers and
college instructors whose salaries hi '
declares to be all to3 low. However
action as to favorable or Unfavorable
report was deferred and a joint com
mitlee provided for with two from the
enate and two from the house to look
into the salaries and duty of state
clerks and report so that the need for
an investigating commission may bo as
certained. The House passed a joint resolution
for the ratification of the amendment
to the Federal Constitution for the in
come tax by a large majority and it was
Ordered enrolled for ratification.
Senator Green, of Craven, introduced
hill to permit the sale of pure beer as
well ai wines in North Carolina.
The bill of Senator Hobgood, of Guil
ford, to divide the state into twenty
judicial districts, gets a favorable re
port from the joint senate and house
committee on judicial districts, and if
passed the committees will then rcdist
rict the state so as to relieve the con
gested dockets of superior courts in
many counties by the work of the four
Tne Ross bill to Prctect the insurance
companies and the ptople of the State
comirg up for third rradirg. it was
strongly opposed by Conner, Woot?n,
Bryan and others and a long contest
was precipitated. The bill provides
thut citizens insuring in companies not .
licensed to do business in this St ite
shall pay the 5 per cent tax . on the
premiums the State Treasurer. The
charge against the bill was that it is an
infringment on the liberties of the citi
zen and an effortto effectually exclude
all companies from the State who are
not in the Southeastern Tariff Asso
In defense of the bill Mr. Rosa in
sisted that it is largely a revenue bill
drawn by the attorney general of the
State and the State Commissioner of '
Insurance ard was expected to bring
into the State about $35, 010 additional
revenue and would . protect citizens
from irresponsible insurance companies
not subject and actually evading the ,
Nrth Carolina law- There was op
position by Kellum, of New Hanover;
Taylor, of Brunswick, and Wallace, on
the gound that It would prevent citi-
zens from getting cheaper insurance
than the Southeastern Tariff Asso
ciation provides. Mr. Koonce raised
the issue ' that somaxompanies now '
having license in the State might drop 1
license and do business on this 5 per .
cent, basis aa cheaper than the State
burden they now carry. .
The British bark Caithnesjhire ia on
a reef at Watling Island and the crew
was taken off by a scout cruiser, '
Delegates to the Convention Appointed o
The following delegates have been ap-'
pointed by the New Bern Chamber of -
uiinmCTce iu wo uenuiun-mureneau
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Highway Convention at Raleigh Feb.-
C L Steven". W Dunn. C W Muneer.
J AUryan, L H Cutler, J V Blades, O
G Dunn. E H Meadows, O J McCarthy,'
E B Hackburn, W B Blades, R- A. '
Nunn, J T Hnllisier, J A Jones, M D
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