North Carolina Newspapers

34th. YEAR
" mock
The Athous Opens Tomorrow
Night. A Magnificent Palace
of Eutertainment
Made Interesting Talk at Court
House -j Yesterday,.
; morning.
' Yesterday morning the Craven Coun
ty Teachers' Association .and -the Cra
ven County Farmera' Union- met at- the
Court House in thil city in joint Ses-
: sion to hear Slate Superintendent of
Public Instruction J; Y.'Joyner discuss
the Farm Life School, its object ' and
its benefits,' ' ' "
After being lotroduced by Supt. S.
M. Brinson with a fw well-timed re
marks, Supt. Joyner said in part:
. "I esteem it an honor and great
pleasure to be in your-historic city and
am more than pleased to be called upon
to speak upon the subject of Farm
Life Schools. ' I am -more than gratified
-that this meeting should be held under
the auspice pf two esteemable organi
sations as the Teachers' Association
and ire Fai mars' Union among whose
members are the very men and women
' who direct the destinies of the people
and the farmers who represent a large
majority of Ihe population of the coun
try.'. I congratulate Craven couity on
beipg the first county in the State to
a.Jm - -1 i .' t iLt. I n
viurr ail viei-uun ivr una vcuuut, oev-
;ertl days ago I received a communica
tion fiomthe Supt of Public Soools
In Robeson ; county- stating that th y
had ordered a a election to be held on
May 9.h. 1 was In the act of writlrg
to him and congratulating ' him ' when I
read in a cop; of the New Bern Journal
'that Craven county had ordered an
el ction to be held on May 2. I am
more than glad that this section of the
State was the first, to older such an
t lection is my old home and
of course I am personally- ir.tereated in
ita welfare. My ancesiors landed on
the shores of Eastern North Carolina
and began to till the 'soil and 1 am de
lighted tp see it forging ahead in ag
ricultural lines. A1 of my people were
farmers and I am only the degenerate
son of ajonff line of soil-tillers and deep
down in my heart I am yearning tit
return to the farm in the calm after
noon of my life and be next to nature, ;
. There is a change going cn in the
wot Id. 'This is sn age of universal
education, the seeds of which were first
planted when the Pilgram fathers first
Landed on our shores. This universal
education puts every man on an equal
footingand gives to every man equal
righta Our first system of education
was formed under aristocratic auper
vision. At first it wai intended only
for a few, no it is for the multitudes.
Then with the spread of the spirit.uf
Democracy the extension of education
was begun. Then there arose the idea
that theim of education was to fit
out for profession, such as a lawyer,
physician or literary man. This idea
nominated until quite recently but now
universal education is predominant
At first the modes of education taught
did not deal with farm life In any wav.
. and the tillers of the soil saw their sons
wend their ways toward the cities where
they had better advantages. It waa
the common man who saw the trend of
conditions and demanded that there be
a change, that there be some mode of
education that would fit different class
a of people in their different environ
ments, that education slwuld be adap
ted to fit any mode of life. ' More than
82 per cent of the ' population of North
Carolina live on the farm. More than
05 per cent of the children of thla 82
per cent only'go to tchool for a few
months of their lives. Our'purpose is to
f provide in the country a school that
hall give this 95 per cent an opportu
nity for better prepjratb.t for life on
, the farm and to teach them to be maa
- ter of any aituation that might porsibly
arise. . '"' ,i
' ' City people should be as much inter
ested in this Farm Life School as their
country brothers, and I hope that the
people of this city Will rally to. U.eir
support in large numbers. Less than 18
per eent of the people in North Caroli
na dwell In the cities, the progress and
prospects of these depend on the sue
cess of the farmers. There should be
unity and sympathy between them be
cause one is dependent upon the other;
and it is the duty of those in the city te
at lint them at much as possible."
Superintendent Juyner then went into
details In regard to the school which
v the people of this section are endeavor
ing to secure. He " said . that these
' schools have been establised all over
the western part of the United States
and have proven a complete success and
esq, be operated at a comparatively low
cost. In conclusion of his talk on the,
. subject he said; .' .
"You may jrett assured that the
methods employed in this school Will be
the most modern know U) science. That
only the moat competent leathers will
be employed. That the amount you ex
pond on it will te repaid an hundred
At the conclusion of his speech a num
ber of thost pre
Interesting tails I
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nt made short but
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nt in lotions the
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Jin Diving In Shallow Water. Sad
Accident to Dr. Faulkner at
, Dover. ' -
Dover April 7 This community was
greatly shocked today by the accident
Or. Graham Faulkner, our young physU
clan, who tonight was taken on the lo
cal freight train, Buffering from paraly
sis in his lower extremities, to Kit.-
StOD. - . ' . . .. .
' The story is, that Dr. Faulkner call
ed to see a pattbat at Maple Cypress,
was afterwards invited to a sail on the
river, On the boat, .the Doctor, the
weather being warm decided to take a
swim and diving into the water struck
his head, thedpth of water being much
leas than estimated. The shock caused
paralysis of the lower limbs. Friends
with care and haste carried the Doctor
to Dover from there going to Kioaton
hospital. . -
The hope to that the shock is only
temporary - - - 1 ,
Have you neglected your Kidneys?
Have you overworked your nervous ays
tern and caused trouble with your kid
neys and bladderT Have you pains in
loina, side, back, groina and bladderT
Have you a flabby appearance of the
face, especially under the eyeaT Too fre
quent a desire to pass unneT If so, Wil
liams' Kidney Pills will cure you-at
Druggist, Price 60c, Williams' M'f g.
Co., Props., Cleveland, 0.
Torpedo Fleet Returns to Charleston.
Unless some unavoidable circumstance
prevented them from so doing, the three
torpedo boats, Tihgey. Foote, and Bid-
die and the torpedo destroyer Worden,
which arrived in thla port Thursday
afternoon, are now well on their way to
the Charleston Navy Yard accompanied
by the torpedo boat Dupon. which has
been stationed here for several months.
The fleet wilt atop enroute to their
destination and fire a few whitehead
torpedoes. '' -' '
Meeting Board ol Aldermen
' Last Night.
Mayor McCarthy presiding, Aldermen
present r A. H. Bangert. Wm. Ellis,
J. H. Weddell,.H. W. Simpson, J. H.
Smith, Wm. T, Hill and R.J. Disos-
way. ; J ";v"v X
Alderman Bangert read the report of
the committee appointed by, the Mayor
to wait on Wm. Dunn Sr., relative to
tho purchase af the sewer in - Riverside
and recommended the purchase at $500
on two years terms. . Upon motion of
Alderman Hill the proposition was ac
cepted and the Mayor and city clerk
signed two notes in payment of the
same.': '.' ' - : - '.-
Uoon motion of alderman Hill and
seconded by Alderman ' Disosway the
portion of GriflUh street to be paved
and avenue A. was ordered to be male
the same width as that part of Griffith
street ejready paved. R. A. Nunn ap
peared before the Board relative to th
proposition of the Norfolk Southern
R tilway Company in regard to paving
Hancock street, and protested against
the acceptance of the same. Upon mo
tion of Alderman Simpson the matter
was deferred until Friday, April 14th,
1911. Matthew Hall appeared before
the Board and asked for twelve leng h
of fire hose, six for each Hre company
Upon motion of AldeVman Simpson the
present fire hose was ordered to be
tested and the chairman oi tie nre de
partment was empowered to advertise
for bJs for twelve lengths of new hoe
for tournament purpose. t Upon motion j
of Alderman Ellis the Board took a re
cess nntil 'Saturday at 11 o'clock.
A Fth Aids 8citnca. ;r
Tiere appear tu Im iio limit to ari
entitle curlontty. laliy lu'Uer
many. Not' nmg ago a wleuflut ol
Leipzig, wlaiiliig lo aacertalu wbetlier
fish are warmer than the water they
live In, atuck a needle connected with
a thermoelectric circuit Into a llvlua
flab In an aquarium. The needle formed
oue element of the circuit while the
other eleaent was Immersed In the
same water that contained the dsb.
The letter was not seriously Injured by
the needle and quickly , became ludlf
ferent to It. Then as the fish swsm
sbout, csrrytng the needle, the Ingen
ious savant closed the circuit and kepl
watch of the galvanometer, .it suow
ed no deflection whatever, from which
be concluded that the fish and the
jea loai uw uu puu luv
.precisely equal In tempera -
ad either been warmer than
a current would have, been
water were
ture, for bad
the other
generated In the circuit-Chicago Hec
ord-Herald. - .
ta polities tie -proof of the pudding
Is the i'.atniiotloa of the elumt.
the election. "
The following committee wss appoin
ted to munu the campaign of the
Fam Life f.ilioul.
I). P. V. Li! for I, J. g. t:,rton, Daa'l
l C. V. I ' ' P.. A. Nunn,
C ' ' ' :'t i) ! " .
Negro Man Forces Payee's Name
' to Check And Secures Tho
Mouey. J
In the police court yesterday after
noon' Jihn Thomas Aliens colored, and
an old offender in '"police circled, was
given a hearing on a rather serious
change, that of forging the payee's
name to a check and rtceiving Ihe mon
ey for name. Probable cause was fouud
and the defendant, bound over to the
next term of Superior Court 'under a
band of $160 in default of which he was
committed to jail. - "
Several days ago a colored man nam
ed Capt. Hyman sent ;a number of
logs to the Pine Lumber Compiny. A
few daya la' ter Allen called at the of
fice of the company and represented
himself as being t he-man who sent the
logs. Mr. W. F. Abberly, the treasur
er of the company made out a check for
the amount of $6,73 and gave it to him.
Allen then went to Kennedy's drug
store and asked Kennedy to cash the
check, at the same time telling him
that he could not write his rame but
would make his mark. Kennedy wrote
the payee's name on the back of the
check and gave it to Allen to make his
mark on it. After he had done this he
gave him the cash.
When the bona fide payee of the check
put in his appearance the deception was
discovered and the bogus Capt. Hyman
located and placed under arrest. When
asked whether he was guilty of the
crime Allen replied that ho ' did not
kn6w, that at the time the transaction
occurred he was "foolish in the head. "
This assertion will doubtless curry very
litt'e weight when the case is brought
before the Judge at the next term of
' Brazil. .
The easternmost part of Brazil, owing
to the sharp bend that part of the
continent makes to the etist. Is really
much ' nearer "'IS "the European conti
nent than most Americans are apt to
suppose from their study of ordinary
maps. A line drawn due south from
New York would fall to the west of
the entire southern part of South
America. .
School News of The Week.
It is hoped that in a week; or so We
may have a contest in New Bern with
with Kinston and in Washington
The concret sidewalks are about fin
ished and in another week the walks
from building to building will be down
and the unsightly piles of brick remov
ed from the green. When the work is
completed and the" low places in the
centre of the green tilled, the entire
ground will drain towards the street
and the familiar "ponds" on the' green
will be a thing of the past.
Some few may have misunderstood
the recent regulation 4n regard to vc
cination. No pupil will hereafter f rt m
April 1st, be allowed to enter echo 1 t.t
all unless successfully vacctnnated
This applies to this year, net and on
Pupils who will be six years old neX'.
fall must be -vacctnnated before they
can enter school. In other words no
pupil will be allowed at tchool, at all,
at any time, who has not been success
fully vaccinated. , -; . --
, ' l " Eridos In losland.
A quaint old hiiicykiI;Ioii In licliiu
la that every bride muni liivlte'nll liei
friends1 to n dinner In her own Woiim
and every article of food nmxi be pre
pared by the bride hetnelf. If she i
eucvewful In pleasing ber guests she
not only receives praise for ber ovvu
skill, but helps along her younger wix
ters, who are then Hsnmed to be
equally good at -cooking nud coime
queutly haven much better eliauce of
getting married.-
.' Woolgathering.
"For one's wits to, go woolgather
ing" Is an alluxiou to a pitiful Indus
try sometimes seen In older countries,
In parts of Frauce, Germany ajid
Bpaln very old people are sometimes
employed In gathering , wool from
bushes In sheep pastures, where It has
been plucked from the fleece as the
animals pass too close to tber branches.
I ' . . . .
The Successful Career. -
of a young man or woman depends
upon properly investing surplus earn
lugs while possible t so do. Procrasti-
I nation has caused th loss of millions,
, . ,, -- , ., fc , -
1 wh,1 -Wly ipent in youth creates
f wnt w o1'' ' .
There's a wav out of all this. A few
dollars Invested monthly in the NEW
TION (est. 18Sa and one of the best
conducted associations In the eountry)la
the desideratum.
Willy'ou gratp the opportunity that
lies before you. or sleep on while others
make good? Tb April Series now on
sale by the umlertigned for further
particulars, call, sd.lrees or phone.
W, G. DOYD, Agent.
T'.kA EuilJin Telephone Offieo 40
Over Martin of Virginia Accused
Of Being -Bailey's Tilend.
V'-Protest Meeting Ueldl ' : '
Washington, April 7 -Diicord opened
briach )n thrrnkiiiftlji Democratic
Senators On the surface it wasa fight
over the selection of a floor leader, but .
helowtbat was the mt important
take of Democratic membership on the .
.... 1
inance Committee. ,
Senator Martin (Dem., Va.)hasbeen
brought forward as a "compromise"
leader. His campaign fl "Urishtd until
the Democratic friends of tariff revision
accord with the Denver platform
were seized with the suspicion that Mar
in was allied with SenatorJ3ailey (Dem
Texa-v) a conservative. It was discov
ered that Martin had voted a number of
times with Aldrirh on certain schedules
in the Payne-Aldrich Tariff bill, and he
was declared to be friendly to big busi
ness interests. '
As evidence of their strength, the
anti Martin forces declared that 19 of
the 41 Democratic Senators allied to
their cause attended a .meeting in the
office of Senator Kern (Dem, Ind.)
It was explained that Shiveley (Dem.
ml,) who was r.bsent because of illness
and Martine (Dem. N. J.), who also
was flot present, were against Martin.
On that showing ' the anti-Martints
would havB 21 votes a majority. The
sentiment against the' Virginian was
saiil to have been particularly strong
among new Democratic Senators, many
of whom came from doubtful States
and were anxious that there be no flaw
in t?ie party record on the tariff bill,
While these advanced tariff revision
ists and advocates of reciprocity star.d
together in their opposition to Martin,
they have not united upon a leader of
their own, Former Leader, Culberson
(Dem. Texas) was considered, but it is
said he. declines to be a candidate. Stone
(Dem., Mo.) haa a following and may
be brought, forward. s
..Martin'jj .ppponentasay 4hereu is no
reason for hasty action, -The calling of
i conference rests with Senator Shive
ley, vice-chairman under Money (Dem,,
Miss.), who retired on Mach4. It may
not be held for several days.
Makes Everything New.
Old kitchen chairs, old furniture, old
closets, old bureaus, when worn out
made new again at a cost of 15 to 20
cents with a can of either Home Finish
Domestic Paint, Home Finish L. & M,
Varnish, or Home Finish L. & M. Varn
ish Stain.
Directions for use on each can. Any
body can use it, -
Get it from Gaskill Hardware & Mill
Supply Co., New Bern, N. C.
Delegates to Diocesan Council.
The following gentlemen were elec
ted by Christ Church Vestry, this city,
tp at tend the Diocesan Council at Fy
etteville on May 20ib. .
Delegates G. H Hoberts, Judge H.
R. Bryan, E. K. Bishop, Ihr. H. M
Bonner. : '
Alternates W. Dunn, Jr. T. D. Wir
ren, II. is. bmith, M, Uissosway. '
- ' When Hi Wn Bad.
It Ii:ih Iimi snid that yon uever know
a iii.iu tin vou trifvel with him. and
:-ui'inliit.v trnvrlitig has a tendency to
iirinu out. nil the depravity Innate in
fiiuuiau niiture, out of this test, how
ever. Iteiilauiin DlHrnell emerged with
flying oolorn. This Is what waa said
oi him by Mr.'. Austen, who with ber
bushuriil traveled with him when he
was quite fl yoiiiig man, -as related In
Mr. MouyiH'uny's biography:, ,
-Vour brother." she says (the letter
was addretwed to Disraeli's1, slsten. "Is
so easily pleased, so accommodating.
so h musing and so actively klud that
1 ahull alwaya reflect upon the domes
tic pnrt ot our. "journey with the great
est pleasure. Your brother has -be
haved excellently, except when there
is a'hutton. ur. rather, buttons, to be
put on his ahlrt: then he Is violently
bad, and this happens almost dally."
A Matter For Quick Action.'
' A week or so ago the Lyceum Course
was reported as being behind $5 70 for
the year. Since that time $5.00 has
been received from a purchaser of
season ticket leaving the final deficit
only 70 cents. In the next 60 days all
who desire a Lyceum Course for next
vear wiii be Biven tmj oDDortunity
.ui,rihe foe tickets. A verv favora-
- - -
ble chanc8 for , Me,ent course has
been made by a proposition to have the
B8me attractions at New IWrn, Wash
ington and Elizabeth City. And in cane
all three take the course,' special terms
Have been offered oh the entire course.
Washington has already decided the
matter and will take the' course as of-
ferfd .The proposed course is from all
indications bel ter than lent year and
includes a lecture by Richmond Pesrson
Hodson nf Merrlmao fam.e. ';
jf w, want m c mra with the best
tai.-rH H is necensary 16 arrange .for it
tirly or the attractions wanted may be
Ball Game, and Spelling Pee Be
tween Pupils of the Two
f Graded Schools.
In the game of base ball between the
local Hich School
IntrtonUiiih1 School team, which, was
played yesterday afternoon at the' col-
ored ball toark, the .local team won bv a
score of 7 to 2
The, game was scheduled to be called
t 3 o'clock, and Jong before that time
the fans and fanessf s began to arrive.
When the teams arrived and began to
warm up" both of the grand stands
were tided with cheering humanity.
Shortly after three o'clock umpire Lyle
Smith walked out on the diamond and
called'the game.
In the first inning New Bern failed to
score while Washington made one lun.
In the second inning New Bern made 2
runs while the Washington boys failed
to get a hit. In the third inning New
Bern scored another run and Washing
ton again failed to cross the plate. Du
ring the remaining five innings tho
pitchers on both teams got down to
real ball playing and not a single run
was made.
Bell and Howel', ' the batteries for
the local team, although they made sev
ral errors, Bhowed that they have the
making of good ball player's in them and
by their fast work carried their team
to victory. Flanner, of the local team
seemed lo have a fascination for con-
ecting hi bat with the ball and made
several long drives which brought forth
much applause from the spectators.
Seymour Hancock, first baseman for
the locals also showed up well and re
ceived considerable applause.
Morgan and 'Gardner did the pitching
and receiving for the visitors, and but
for the fact that they havo had but very
little practice lately, would have given
the locals a harder fight The other
members of the team did some good
work at times and were loudly applaud
ed by their followers.
The Griffin building was prettily dec
orated last night, the occasion being the
final contest between the Washington
and New Bern schools, as represented
by eight from each school, who in a
pelting bee in tha auditorium gave a
most interesting double session, twenty
minutes each. Prof. Moser most ac-
eptably giving out the words to the
ppsllers. It was an exciting time to the
friends of each side, rather noisy at
times, as the enthusiasm overcame the
spectators. It was a close contest, and
perhaps stage fright led t New Bern's
defeat I y a rcora of 17 mispelled words
to Wasuingion'8 16.
There was some good music and Prof.
Craven gave a few very fine stereopti
can views, all making a very pleasant
occasion. A reception ended a day that
must have given pleasure to both trie-
visitors and those who enjoyed their
coming. Such gathering are helpful
uutsii'e of their social features. Judg
ing from expressions heard the Wash
ingtonians had a good time. Certainly
they will e welcome again.
Ladies, would you have
your rooms look clean, cozy
and coolr l hen try ii. f. b
Klat.wau rinisn, phone or
write us for coior cards
J. S: Basnieht Hdw. Co. 67
S. Front St., Phone 9,
; "The Texas ef Europe."
In the reminiscences of Mrs. T. P,
O'Connor, 'l Myself," the author tells
of ber Bret meeting with Ileury James,
wfeom she calls ''a sort of Massachu
setts Sir Galahad:" . '
The first time I met htm I sat next
him at a dinner. I bad just come to
London, aud he asked me if I liked It.
I said I hadn't made up my mind, and
he said I would-that lu London you
were allowed every Independence ef
opinio and actfbn.-only you must con
tribute something socially beauty (and
be bowed very courteously to me, and
I bowed very prettily to him) or wit
or ngreeableness fend then Loudon ac
cepted you.' 1 said: "History repet
Itself. In Texas, where I was born,
they say a man la not asked bis nationality.-
bis rellglou or his politics,
but ouly If be Is a good fellow." "Ah,"
said Mr. James, "then London Is thv
Texas of-Europe." , ''
' Jolted Mark Twain.
"Mark Twain," said a magailne ed
itor, -brought out "Joan of Arc' anony
inously. Before be acknowledged It
authorship be sometimes Untied for
compliments about it. Oue evening
tt a dinner he said carelessly to a sou
ator: - ','.".- .'"'
''Are you a novel readert
" 'Yes. a. great novel -reader,' was
the reply. "
-"'I don't suppose you're following
that auouyuious uew serial, "Joau of
"'Indeed I am, though, every In
"What do you think of lt Is It
"That's hardly a fair question to
ask me.' the senator, whu knew the
book's rVml author, replied. "You -e,
Lefsees .
Architect ,
Contractor .
Decorator .
Special Director
. W.B. Blades.
. Lovick & Taylor.
. H. W. Simpson
Harrison S Hancock.
. R. B. Blalock.
. . E. T. Berry,
E'eotric Light, New Bern Electric and
Supply Co.
New Bern's new theatre. "The Ath
ens," will open tomorrow night, and
the opening will be an event in the
growth of ihe city, as the new play
house is one of the finest in its class in
the South and is finished inside and out
side in the highest degree of beauty
and perfection, is fireproof and sanitary
and complete in every way.
The theatre is situated on Po'lock St.
west of the Elks Temple, and the front
is of yellow with much decorative
work. There are hundreds of electric
lights and a large electric sign showing
the name of the theatre in red lights.
and also two flaming arc lamps of 4,000
candle power each. The front entrance
is in tiling and the mosaic settings in
the floor represent "Tragedy" and
The theatre is owned by Mr. Wm. B.
Blades, and the lessees are Lovick and
Taylor. Architect, H. W. Simpson, has
the credit for the design of the struct
ure and has worked out the problem to
an entire success. -The contractor was
Harrison S. Hancock, and the work
speaks, for itself. The cost was about
125,000. - ;
Entering the theatre the attractive
interior is seen to have a scheme of col
or in green, the walls, furniture, seats
aud drawings being in that color. The
theatre accommodates 700 people, of
which the balcony -provides room for
200. The stage is 41x26 feet, and the
stage or curtain opening is 21x2(i feet
and from the floor of the stage to the
gridiron is 50 feet high. There are six
dressing rooms, toilet and lavatory and
property room with bricit extension at
the rear of the Btage, and the stage will
accommodate any theatrical troupe
coming into the State. The drop cur
tain represents 'Ben Hur Chariot Race'
and with the scenery, was furnished by
the Kansas City Scenic Co., and - is all
very elaborate.
At the sides of the stage are 4 boxes,
2 on each side, seating 24 persons in all.
The chairs are of mahogany and leath
er, and the finish of the boxes is rich,
the hanging and gilt railing being very
The seats in the house are com fort a
ble and are five ply veneer. The veri"
tilation has been especially attended to
by eight ventilators in the ceiling, and
there are nine exits, and a nre escape
raV the balcony. The house is heated
by steam, there are two lines of ' fire
hose ready for use and gis as art, auxil-
liaay light, the house being lighted by
electricity, and will always be lighted
sufficiently to te convenient when pict
ures are on the screen. ,
On the stage is a mammoth switch
board with the latest improved "dim
mers" for the stage, with separate
switch for each separate circuit in the
house, a switch board in the office at
the front controls the light in the front
of the building.' :
The picture screens for moving pict
ure shows is hung ten feet Lack on the
stage, and flanked by scenery adds to
the realistic effects of the pictures. The
picture screen is aluminum or . "silver
light. The picture service is the best
sssociation picture service and the vau
deville the Lest obtainable. There are
two Edison latest improved machines
with outside shutters, making the pict
urea flick erles and harmless to the eye,
The orchestra will ''play to the pict
ures," as it is termed
There will be daily ma'inees at 3:30
o'clock. The admission price will be 5,
10 and 15 cents. The opening .night
will attract a large atldimce anxious to
be present on the occasion. '
I hereby at once announce myself a
tafu candidate, and may I now thank
my many friends for past patronage.
I now shall cut prices on all kinds of
sawed shingles, a large stock on hand.
must be sold by April 14th; will cl
out cheap as I expect to make some
change in my buainess. You win and I
i. ':''.;"'. I. . .
The Shingle Man.
China's Rtllglana,
To tfie ranging eye the fruits bmngbt
forth by the religion of China appear
to be numberless temples, dingy and
neglected; countless dusty Idols' pni
traylng hideous deities In violent attl
tude expressive of the worst pbshIoo
Sn army of Ignorant prlents, as skep
tlcnl as Roman tugim, engaged la dl
fining, exorcising and furnlNhlng fu
neral ceremonle" for guln. and a lulty.
superstitious and Irreverent, given to
perfunctory kotowing ar-1 fm r
Jroir;,tr:l 1 y t! .3 Ii t ' '
t -C
Ou Trade With This '.'-Country
Average Specific liate
; Doubled.
Yokohama, April 10 Just Xvhat the
Japanese tariff that will go into effect
in July will mean to the American and
other foreign importing houses doing
business in the Mikado's empire, i dif ficult
to say. Generally, however, the
duties on all imported goods are largefy
increased in many instances doubled
by the new law, and foreign firms will
face a tariff not for revenue only, as
heretofore, but one in which the princi
ple of protection haa been made para
mount, v
England will suffer most in th's gen
eral shako up that will follow the in
troduction of the new schedules. Great
Britain exports annually something like
$45,000,000 to Japan, the bulk of which
arrives in the form of shirtings, sheet
ings and ammonia sulphate. The United
States, however, is a far better cu Corn
er of Japan's than Great Britain, buy-1:
ing about $02,500,000, Japanesa tea, raw
silk, piece goods, porcelains and linen
drawn work last year. Japan would
l:ke to cross the Pacific and buy from
her best and nearest customer: but :
English goods are cheap sr. S it is
that in spite of her superiority of trade
volume the United States, because of
her own tariff wall, is a t disadvantage
in competing with a free trade country
like Great Britain and finds her hands
tied when it comes to asking for trade
concessions. This is especially so when
it comes to asking for trade concessions
This is especially so when one remem
bers that tho highest rates imposed by
the American tariff are levied on Jap-
anese products. : uespite tnis iaci, ana
the apparent indiffererce of the United
States to her Oriental trade, Japan has
not retaliated. Cotton, the largest sin
gle item of her trade with America, was
on the free list in the old tariff, and re
mains there in the new, ' Keroseno oil,
in the new schedules.
One feature of the new tariff is tho
increase in specific rates over the old.
There are more classifications as well.
The average specific rate is more than
double the present. In all there have
been 1,014 specific articles provided for
in the new law, and only 445 ad valorem
rates. There are about 250 articles
specially provided for in the present
law that the new schedules have no men
tion of, but the tariff contains rates for
625 that are not referred to in the pres
ent, a difference of 875 items. One hun
dred and ninety-one items have been
changed in the new law from ad valor
em to specific duties, and 28 additional
items have been placed on the free list
that do not enjoy exemption from tax
ation in the present law, Tho average
specific rate is raised from yen 14.27
sen to yen 33.90 sen, while the average
ad valorem rate has been raised but 1
per cent., from 30 to 3L
The highest ad valorem rate in the
hew law is 855 per eent, on cigars, cig
arettes and cut tobacco, now assessed
at 250 per cent. The lowest rate is 3
per cent, on marine glue pitch, now as
sessed at 30 per cent.
Bull, oxen, cow and buffalo hides
have been placed on the free list. Food
tuffs, such as fresh vegetables and
meats have been but little changed in .
the new schedules. Perfumed watere
of all kinds are heavily taxed, 90 yen
per hundred kin being the rate.
newspaper Makes Its Appearance.
The East Carolina Industrial Weekly
an eight page, four eolum newspaper.
published by the E. J, Land Printing
Company, made its Initial bow to the
public yesterday afternoon. ' Among
the other polities of the paper they put
tha ban on whiskey advertisements,
saying in their salutatory that they do
oot intend to "hold the cup to our bro
thers lips" through their columns. We
with the new publication and its edi
tors much success.
Drip Ccffeecan,
not be. made,
unless the. cxtf
fee itself is .pre
j)artd, blended
and roasted ac
cording to tilt
famous French
(method., Use
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limned in oi'.'-r ! ut-s an 1 out of n
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