North Carolina Newspapers

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No." 6
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34th. YEAR
Ji L1 4rs " . JVL
unfair, wmm
In Trying to ' Rescue Prisoners
. ; From Federals, Who Losif!r.
- Fow Men, " j
phihuahun, Mexico April 17 Forty
or more insurrtctoa .were., killed and
over lOtt wounded in a battle fought be
tween Sauz and Santa Clara Canyon.
bout 50 miles north of here, according
. . to Federal couriers. The ' couriers
brought orders to havii hospital oota
ready for the Federal wounded. The
Federals report five ... , ki led,Uh"t
later developments are expected to
change the figures, A number! of wo
men and children ard,' believed to be
among the kl led," v' ; . ' .-.
' Coming serosa from Casas Grandee on
their way to Chihuahua with piitoiers
under Gen. Luii Valdez, tbV Federate,
followed by about 100 refugees, .were
attacked.; "'' '' .:rX-" "x Wv''-.-.'': ;''
- Five hundred .fnsurrectns under Gen,,
erals Orozo and -V ill had been mstruc
: ted by Francisco Madero to head off
the, Cases Grandea oontinget.t and if
.- possible capture and release the prison
, era. v" '!' $'.-" ?t.1;':
The fight occut r. d on' a hacienda as
the prisoners, shackled together by
.-ropes, and the rqmen and children re
fugees, weary from the long tramp,'
- were scattered jn a long,; broken line.
The Federals Immediately responded
with heavy firing nnl ptacfd the prison
ers and non-corubfltants under protf ct
: ion. J The fighting continued for Several
hours, and resulted In the sending nort h
from here of 'General Rabago with
600 reinforcements. ' 'j ..'' "7- ' f '
The extent of the figh becamo known
when r'derless horses arrived here with
; evidences of having left the front in a
stampede. So far as is known, none of
the prisoners, among whom are believ
. ed to be many Americans,, was wound
; ed, and none escaped, although these
statements are based on unofficial re
ports. t:. -' s. - .-.''
Rheumatism Relieved in Six Houri
Dr. Dotch'on'a relief for Rheumatism
osaally relieves severest cases in a Jew
hours. Its action upon the system Is
remarkable and effective, ' It removes
at once the cause and the diseasti quick
ly disappears.' First doso greatly bene
fits. 76c and $1.00. Sold by Bradbam
Drug Co. - , .
Frank Sanders Now in Craven County
. B.F. Sanders.of Newport, who skip
' pVthis bond at the last term of the U
S. Federal Court , in thW city and who
''has been at large since that time was
" captured near Morehead 'Ci y Sunday
' afternoon byDputy Marshal Lilly and
Deputy Sherilr L. , H -. Frlow , was
brought to this cjty yesterday morning
and placed in the', county jail for safe
keeping until his trial comes up at the
next term of the U. S. Court When
he was arrested Sunders was in a buggy
" with his wifn anl children and made no
resistance. ' I1.
David Croc&ett. v
Dayld Crockett was born In Tennea
ee in 1786 and died heroically at the
famous Alamo In 1830. , lie had prac
tically no education, . having.-been to
school Just about long enough to learn
to read and write, but he was a man
of great comimm sense aud had a won
derful ' knowledge, of human '. nature.
He was elected to congress hi 1820,
serving two terms,' and his rough but
bonest ways, bis fli-ra aud blunt
straightforwardness of speech ' end
manner made Llm very opiilar.- Ha
was incapable tf anythlug, that was
mean or, dishonorable, and' bis nam
Ylll always live in our unnnls In con
nection with the brave. struggle for
Texan Independence. New.:
American. .- r." 5
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Motorboat Birtlt to Cross the Atlantic
CaDt John Well sr. a eaman and
boat builder of Crlatadt, New Jersey,
la to attempt to cross the Atlantic in a
60-ft. raised-cabin m Ho-boat cruiser,
which he has been constructing for the
past several months. The little vssel
la 60 feet long, with a beam of 12. fret
and a draft of 3 feet. She fa driven, by
a 87 horse power gasoline engine, which
la expected to give a steady spefc. of a
little over tn miled an hour.. -.
The trip across the Atlantic sUrts at
St, Johns, the course between the two!
transatlantic lines from Quabbec and)
New York? th contmplat d landing'
being at Galway Biy, Ireland. The
May number of Popular Mechdnid
Magaaine contains pictures of the boat.
Don't be, troubled during
the warm weather with' a
smoking stove or one. that
doesn't bake well. Call and
-see our line of Buck'3 Stoves
and Ranges. - J. S. Bacniht
Hdw. Co.. 67 S. Front St.
' Bobbed Bich and . Spared
. ' Tne Poor.'
-Rome, April 17 Alfonae Carbor.e. a
faiinn ThnKnn hviirunH mfiAaA Tnliif
near'y half a century ago terrorized the
mountain village of Avellinaand whote
sentence of death was eommdteirto
penal servitude for life, has just been
pardoned after forty two years' impris
onment Carbone proved himself a
model convict . t.
His story was one of romance. As
head of a law'eas gang who jived by
brigandage, he had sworn vengeanoO
against tha law for the life sentence
passed an his brother, and when on'y
twenty he joined the band of the cele
brated brigand Pico, whose place he fil
led as chief on Prico's death. Hia reck-
1 'sa daring and chivalry in refusing to
pillage the weak had gained, for him a
certain popularity among therud and
scattered population of hia native prov
ince, f'in V;v.:"-;-:'', - ":;'. '-"
- Carbone leaves his captivity a white-
haired and gentle old -man with a soft
voice.'twld eyes, ttio opposite in all re
apecla ohttt would be expected from
his eal irig. interviewed, he asked that
a veil might he drawn over the past "I
havealwiiyi b en an honest - man," he
said, "and theae memories are painful,
I never hurt a women or child and 1
was once a youth full of life and hope,
with a rood future before me." '
One day Carbone's gang held up a
commerciattraveller who had $5,000 in
hia portfolio. The captive begged with
tears for tne sake of his wife and child
that he might not be deprived of hi all.
Carbone had him set at liberty and re
fua ;d to take a cen. Oft the same ex
pedition his men fell in with a well
known baron whose ransom cost him
$50,000. .
Second Primary Official Result
The Democratic Citjf Executive Com
mittee, Thoa. F. McCarthy Chairman,
met last night and Canvassed the reult
of Friday' primary, making the of
ficial returns as follows. -
Alderman Firat Ward Wm. Edia 77.
Thoa. P. Afford 67.
Chief of Police C. Lupton 499,
H. Griffin 867.
Mr. Fly and his family will
soon call. Greet them with
well screened windows and
doors and save a doctor's bill.
We have the Screens. J. S.
Basnight Hdw. Co.; phone
99, 67 S. Front St.
Julian S. Rodger to Come to the
Rev. A. C Shuler, pastor of ihi Bap
tist Tabernacle, has' secured Dr. Julian
S. Rodgers, of Atlanta, to assist. Hm
in a aeries of meetings at the Taber
nacle Bap Ut church which in all prob
ability will start next Sunday. .;
Dr. Rodgeia is no stranger to 4 many
in our city, having once before led. a
meeting at the Tabernacle when Rev.
J. W. Ham was the church's pastor.;
Dr. Rodgers is a man of culture deep
learning, and ripe experience and, is
sought for in revival woik the country
He will be heard with pleasure by
many of outf people.
Msthods of Twa Fameus Cross
aminsrs of th Irish Bar. .
- Two famous cross examiners at the
Irish bar. seya Francis L. Wellman In
"The Art of Cross Examination." were
Sergeant Silllvan, afterward master
of the rolls In Ireland, and Sergeant
Armstrong., Barry; O'Brien In his
"Life of Lord Rossell" describes" their
methods with perjured witnesses,
"Sullivan," be says, rapprosched tie
witness nulte In a friendly way, seem
ed to be an impartial Inquirer seeking
Information, looked surprised at what
the witness said, appeared even grate
ful for the additional light thrown on
tha case. " -' 1 ' - ' ' . ' ' v
" 'Ah, Indeed! Well, as you have said
ao much Derbaps . you can ncip us
little further. Well, really, my lord,
this Is a very Intelligent man.' -
"So playing the witness with caution
and skill, drawing Dim steaitnuy on,
kecilmr him completely, In the, dark
about the real point or atiacK, me
'little sergeant waited until the man
was in the meshes and then flew,at
htm and shook him aa a terrier would
a rnt ." - . " ' ".
"The big sergeant (Armstrong) had
more humor and more power.but less
dexterity and resource. " His great
weapon was ridicule. He laiujhed it
the witness and made everybody else
lniit-'h. The witness got confused and
U)Ht his temper, and then Armstrong
pounded blin like a champion la the
Imprisonment Brigand
Mast be Above One Thousand Yds
B- 1 ft a I
as rroveu Dy itine
Washington, April 19, "It is reaon
able to believe that an aeroplane 1.000
yards away would stand nobhow if on-
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' That is th-conclusion of naval offi;
eers, expressed in an official reporfcto
the Navy Department on the drat at
tempt ever made to shoot an aeroplane
shaped kite from a battle ship.
The experiment was made April 6
when the Atlantic fleet was at target
practice oft! Hampton Road. Then only
the service rifle was used in firing at
the kites. Now pn pa rations' are bein
made to tise a thri e-inrh gun.
' The kites used r box-shaped, 4x2
feet In the third v.lley, aimed at the
fl st kite sunt up, the string by which
the kite was being towed was cut by a
bullet, and it sailed away without tl e
number of hits being disclosed.
Of one hundred shots, fired very rap
idly at the second kite, forty hits were
made, several cutting the braces and
frames. "As the bunting covered not
more than three fifths of the total area
Of the kite as presented to the ship,"
said the report, "it gave the excellent
result of forty hits out 160 shots at an
area of about five tquare feet at a rap
idly plunging target 600 to 7 0 yards
distant in the air."
Sure of a Raisa.
An enterprising woman who rcn 1
several apartments In u new 1 u i 1 d i 1 1 k
and sublets tlieui furnished, room by
room, has profiled at the rate of u-
era! hundivd dollars a year ly woin
an's propensity for telling everything
she knows. To each applicant for :i
room she named an exorbitant price
to start with.
"Now, understand, this is a conces
sion to you alone and must be regard
ed as strictly confidential. If you tell
a soul In the house that I bare made
a reduction in your favor 1 shall bare
to charge the original price."
Within two weeks rents had goiifi
op. '
Mrs. Smith,". anld the
astute landlady to each gossiping ten
ant, "that you told her you pay only
$0 for your room Instead of $7." And
as no one was In a position to plead
not guilty the additional rental wns
exacted. New York Times.
Churber Commerce Meeting and
dresses.. '
The regular quarterly meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce will take place
at the court house Thursday night at 8
o'clock. At this meeting the organiza
tion will be addressed by Mr. B. F, Rice,
Industrial Agent for thejNorfolk South
em, who will make a short" talk on the
subject of advertising local advantages.
Mr. Rice has spent many years in this
line of work, and is thoroughly versed
in all phases of the subject Sometime
ago he made an addresu to the Board of
Directors of the Chamber of Commerce
hich waao'h helpful and instructive.
The meeting will also be addressed by
Mr, S. A Thompson, Field Secretary
of the Nation 1 Rivera and Harbors
Congress, who is touring the South in
the interest of that organization. Mr.
Thompson is rco:n'zed as one of ' the
leading authorities of theU iited StateB
on the subject of waterways and is a
forceful and eloquent speaker. He has
been a stddent of the subject for mire
than 25 years, and has gathered a great
store of facts relating to the transpor
tation question, some of which are star
tling in their nature, and would hardly
be creditable it thev were not taken
from official reports. Mr., Thompson
has a memory which seems to have no
limit, so tie is able lo speak without eo
much as a scrap o( paper, and quote
facts and figures with absolute accura
ey. out any one no expects a dry sta
tiftical talk" will be agreeably disap
pointed. United States Senate r. Dun
eanU. Fletcher, of Florida, aaa of
him: "He can interest any audience
anywhere and at sny time." TheTole.
do Ohio Times, in reporting an address
in that city said: "His talk was intense
ly interesting. . There was not .a single
dull moment in it from start to finish."
Every business man . Bhould hear him,
and it is safe to say that all who do
will have a clearer idea of the vital im
portance of improved waterways and
the development they will bring to , the
country in general, and in Nw Bern.
North Carolina particularly. Every per
son iu New Bern, whether a momberof
the Chamber of Commerce or not, is
invited to hear these two addresses on
Thursday night. . ' .,
J v Sec'y. Cham'r of Cuny
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will
cure Blind, Bleeding and Itching piles.
It absorbs the tumors, allays itching at
Am., nrtm na m nmiltieA. iriuft Infttjint
relief. ' Williams' Indian Pile Ointment
is prepared for Pile Mid itching of the
private parts,. So'e by druggials, mail
60c and $1-00. Williams' U't'g. Co.
Props., Cleveland, O, . ' ., ; "
Is Charge Made Against the pov
. . A rut . . .1." f 1 J-
ernment- Through lleguli i
ting MwilSei vice, y '
New York, April IS-. Direct charges
that the Postoffice De artment, tinder
present management, is 'holdinj-tip"
the rjBiiroadsCot the'i'Ofintry fofJiaore
than $20,000,0. 0 a year Ire Wle by
President Ralph Peters, of the Long Ial
and Railway. ,
As vice-chairman of the committee
on railway mail service," which Repre
sents more than 200.000 miles' of. road.
Mr. Peters has issued a statement
saying thit the railroads will demand
that the government, inasmuch '-as it
insists on regulating their rates, shall
treat the companies the same as ' other
business concerns are cimpelled' to do.
"More tiian a yi ar ago," said Mr.
Peters, "the Postoftice Department
collected statistics from the railroads
as to their receipts from express, mail
and passenger service. The result of
the inquir- han been mipprossed by the
g overtime it but an analysis by our
committee of the reports submitted
shows that at the average rate receiv
ed for eve-j thing carried on passenger
trains, txi ; mails, $1,250,000 more
would hav bien puid for mail transpor
tation dur ng the .single month covered
by the ir.q dry of tin- Postoffice Depart
ment than actually whs paid, or $15,-
000,000 foi tiiis item alone. "
The rai reads are '.pi rating ' 3,800
apartment mail cars for the conven
ience of tto poatc (lice in assorting mail
in transit ' . ithour. receiving a cent for
space. 11 is work would C(S,t the de
partment 1,0(10,( 00 a year if perform
ed underci ntract.
"The ra ronds ;ue compelled "to ren
der free p; sage service not provided
for by law n transporting mail clerks
while off d iy that would amount to over
$1,000.0 H) year at the rate of 2 centa
a mile, be r dea lieing forced to carry
free all off :e.rn, inpcctors and agents
of the dup rtment.
'By tht jxjction tha government
puts itself n a position of undue ad
vantage w ich woi'ild not ba permitted
to olner us rs of transportation facftt-
t'.es. Ifwiare to have government
regulation! and control we must have
also goven ment protection f jr the in
vestor." Lawn Party.
There will be a lawn pariy at the
homo of O. H. Perry, Wednesday April
26th, from 4 p. m; to U p. m. for the
benefit offspring Garden j B:iptisyi
c mrch. Tennis and crrquet in after
noon. Everybody invited.
An Animated Dummy.
A merchant In a Kansas town Is very
particular, to have -everything In his
store In proper trim. In the Indies' suit
department Is a dummy which Is al
ways dressed in the height of fashion
and which always stands in the exact
center of a certain rug. In the dusk
one ever, ng bo walked in nnd saw the
dummy out of place. With a snort of
disgust and Impatience he walked over,
picked It up and set It down where If
belonged. To hi great amazement It
moved and UilUed some too. IXa had
picked. up a live woman. Housekeeper.
PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to
cure any case of Itching, blind, Bleed
ing or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days
or money refunded., J 50c.
I , CREEK. .
' Pamlico county,-April 18 I bave
seen no items from this pUce lately I
will send you afewr
'We people down here think .this sec
tion is the garden spot of North Caro
lina and in fact there is as much pros
perity henv per capita, as anywhere
else to be found. " " '. ' ' "'-.'
The chief industry is fishing but we
have some very fertile farms jind suc
cessful farmers. . . . , - ... . -J . ,
. Our prize hog raiser is Mr, Frank.
He has. a herd numbering forty-five
head, a good many of them weighing
two hundred pounds each. 1 . :
Corn is'i p and growing nicely. Or.e
farmer reports Laving cotton up. .; f"
, Mr. Ca!in Mil's has embarkrd In the
mercantile uusinesa and has a well se
lected stoc ; of groceries and general
merchandit V . ;
A Strang r cama visilin? a few day
ago at the ome of Capt. Dawson Deia
mar. 3he s a sweet little girl and ie
ceived a hi arty wekome." -, , '.
Fish are fairly plentiful and herrirgs
sro abunennt.' They are sailing for
twonty cei ts' the hundred with little
demand. S 'me large catches that could
not be hau 'led otherwise were compost
cd in h8 fi Ma fo)r ma"ure
r - :
, The pupi s of Pamlico academy; are
on a tern, orary strike. There - was
aomediaag cement about or- with the
teacher.; - . . . ,
Regardless of this Government's
"'--Warnings." Xon Combat-
. ants Wounded.
Dougfas, Ariz. April IS, Regardless
of th warning given by the American
government leaders of both Federal and
inaurrecto forces in Mexico, a rain of
bullets poured Into Douglas, Ariz., from
the battle fought at Agua Prieta. Sev
en non-combatant Americans in Doug
las were wounded, one of whom may
die, Rchoolhouses, res;d nces and the
custom house were riddled with Mexi
can bullets.
The battle began at dawn, the Fed
erals attacking the insurrectos, who oc
cupied the town. The national troops
were repeatedly repulsed, with heavy
losses, it being estimated that more
than 2(H) Federal soldiers were killed
and wounded. The rebel loss was 20.
The United S'ates Government made
a second demand upon Mexico for as
surances that A inerican lives in border
towns shall not be endangered by shot
from battles on Mexican territory.
Avoid Frauds.
A paint fraud is paint that looks fair
for a year or so, andthen makes repaint
ing necessary.
Don't waste your money and injure
your property.
The L. & M. Paint bus been in use for
thirty five years.
You make one half of it by adding ?
of a gallon of Linseed Oil to each gallon.
It then costs about $1 GO per gallon, and
is the best paint that can be made.
"Longmae & Martinez, Manufactur
ers - The L. & M. Pure Paints, Varnish
es and Paints for every purpose, for
sale by-Gaskill Hdwe. & Mill Supply
Co., New Pern, N. C.
Meeting of Chamber of Commerce
There will be a regular quarterly
meeting of th.3 Cnamoer of Commerce
tonight in th court house at 8 o'clock.
The meeting will be add eased by Mr.
B E. Rice, Industrial Agent of the
Norfolk - Southern. Mr. Rice is an
authority on advertising local resources
and his talk will bo intensely interest
ing. Mr, ,S. A. Thompson will also ad
dress the meeting on the subject of
deeper waterways. He is ihe field sec
retary of the National River and Har
bors Congress. He has made this sub
ject a study for the last twenty five
years. Kvery citizen of New Bern,
whether a member of the Chamber f
Commerce oeiot, is invited to attend
this meeting.
Purchases Mebane Leader.
It will be of interest to his friends in
this city to know that Mr. J, O. Foy, a
well known newspaper man who at one
time resided in this city, has purchased
the plant and fixtures of the Mebane,
N. C. Leader and will in the future edit
that periodical. The Leader has hid
quite a spectacular career since its
birth two years ago, having been own
ed by twenty-three people during that
time and it is hoped" that Mr. Foy will
succeed admirably in the venture.
Mr. Ernest Mills and Miss Lpla
Scott, bilh of this vicinity were hap
pily married Monday night at tha home
of the bride, Mr. A. A. Eabanks offic -ating.
There will be a picnic at Maysville,
Wednesday April 20 ;h. under ths aus
picious of Brother-hood Lodge No, 284.
I O. O, F. Everybody invited to come
and bring well filled baskets there will
be gooJ speaking by the Hon. Leslie
M. Davis.
A run-away horse belonging to Mr.
G P Rodgers created quit 1 a little ex
citement yesterday, the vehicle was to
tally demolished, but fortumtely no
one was hurt,
Friends and relatives were grieve 1 to
learn of the sickness of Mrs. R. L.
Jenkins, also Hugh Parker the little
son of Mr. and Mr. Clyde Mattocks.
We hope for their speedy recovery.
We understand that a s?ries of meet
ting will begin soon at the academ '
conducted by the Northern s M. E.
Church. -r .
t , A handsome residence is being built
(in the southern part of the city for Mr.
A. C Foscne. This building will be a
costly one, and will add much to the
town. ;;',, ' ' . '' .'"- :''y,'';:-"':; -'
Mrs. Moire of Greenville, N. C. Is
viiting her daughter Mrs. J. E White -
' After Hours. - .'
-Jndge-Tou are sentenced to twenty
years at hard tabor. Have you any
thing to sayf . . f
Prtsoner-8ay, Judge, can't you nx it
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up VUIUV . u J mv . vm R - - ,
1- -1 1 . affiw
vverume in vbhu tuuuiu umi iy
loncer? Puck. :
From Swansboro on The Atlantic
Ocean iti Onslow County to
Farm villc in Pitt County.
Through the efforts of Mr. J. K
Dixon, our esteemed fellow citizen and
Honorable Representative, the member
from Jones county in the. last legisla
ture, the charter of the Trent River
Railroad Company was granted
The first purpose of this charter is,
as before stated by advocates,, to con
nect by a short line of railroad in every
part of the county.
There are now three North and South
lines of railroad running through Jones
county, which do not meet the demand
for interior development nor aftrd a
direct connection with all sections of
the county with each other and the
ouWdq world.
These lines are: 1st, The Atlantic
Coast Line from New Bern to Wilming
ton, via Pollocksville and Maysville.
' 2nd. The John L. Roper Road from
New Bern to Catherine Lake, via Pol
locksville and upper White Oak p.nd
evidently destined to point further
South. These first two roads are in the
lower or eastern end of Jones ounty.
3rd. Th Dover South Bound from
Dover to Richlands, via Foys' Taylor's,
Phillip's, Dudley's and Comfort in the
upper or western end of Jones county.
None of these roads reach our county
seat at Trenton or pass through'the rich
middle section of our county. Under
present conditions it will take about
two days to go from Maysville to Com
fort by rail, In fact one can make the
round trip to New York City and spend
a day of business or pleasure in that
Metropolis in less time than it will take
to make the round trip by rail from the
Eastern to the Western end of Joo 8
county and spend a day
In building a new railroad it is in -pnrtant
that we take advantage of our
natural facilities, and while it cannot
b ; built, literally, by every man's door
yet every man in the county will, prac-
ticully, have a railroad at his immediate
convenience. The proposed Trent River
R;iili o id will develop the entire county,
put our county seat on a railroad-' line
and do the most good to all the people
for, "Breathes There a Man With Soul
so Dead etc."
The charter of the Trent River Rail
road proposes to construct a railroad
from some point at deep water on Trent
river at or near Pollocksville in Jcnes
county via Trenton to some point on the
Dover South Bound with the privilege
of extending East and "West to make
any other railroad or water connection.
The distance from Pollocksville via
Trenton to the Dover South Bound is
about (17) seventeen miles. This seven
teen (17) mi es of railroad will connect
and link together every part of Jon s
county and put every neighborhood in
the county in touch with the outside
world. And the end is not yet. The
building of this seventeen (17) miles of
railroad, opt ning a large, rich section
of our county, giving easy, quick trans
portation to a large per cent of our
people, who have so long been deprived
of these developing agencies, putting
our county seat, Trenton, on a railroad
line and on the march lo growth and
prosperity but the construction of this
seventeen (17) miles of railroad makes
the following lines feaaiable and. practi
cable, for instance, at Pollocksville you
connect with the Atlantic Coast Line
for New Bern and Wilmington, the John
L Roper road for New Bern and the
South, the Trent river with deep water
for New Bern and the Atlantic Ocean.
From Trent river secure trackage over
the John L. Roper road to the White
Oak road at Miss O'.dfield's plantation,
build a line from that point Eastwardiy
crossing and connecting again with the
Atlantic Coast Line at MayavHle, thence
d wa the North Side of White Oak river
throught the celebrated Long Point
Plantation, which now belongs to the
estate ef the late Henry H. Rogers,
who it is said had -ttuj distinction of
building the Virginia Railroad from the
coal fields of West Virginia to Norfolk
harbor, a distance of 400 miles at a cost
of forty million dollars, without a single
bond or a dollars worth of stock liabili
ty against it
This celebrated Long Point plantation
has six miles of water front on the
White Oak river in Jones county and
contains possibly the most valuable ori
ginal pine forest of any .tract of similar
size in North Carolina. Crossing from
the North side at Stella in Carteret
county, to Swantboro on the Atlantic
ocean, .... .
We understand that Mr. Lovitt Hines
will build a railroad to a point within
four miles of Phillip's crossing on the
Dover South Bound. He already has a
road from Kinsto i t j Snow Hill in
. Qreene county. We understand there
is already a graded road bed from snow
Hjll to Farmville in Pitt 'ounty. Now
we have the proposed line from Swans
boro, on the Atlantic via Stella, Mays
ville, Pollockvill piiver's. Trenton,
Kinston, Snow Hill to Farmville In Pitt
county, connecting the counties of Ons
low,' Carteret, Jones Lenoir. Greene
. ... , , ,
' AAn Pitt. nrincrUiir them In r.lnnA tnuih
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1 with Duplin. Craven. Pender and New'.
President's fToRitfon On Mexican
Situation Tension Somewhat
Relieved. '
Washington, April 10 "An invasion
of Mexico, designed for a limited and
temporary purpose, might be likMouch
ing a match to a tinder house. "
Senator Bacon, of Georgia, ' ranking
minority member of the Senate Com
mittee on Foreign Relations,' thus epitomized'-the
sentiment of leaders of ,
both parties in the two branches of
Congress.' While recognizing the grav
ity of the situation in. Mexico. Con
gress is satisfied that the President is
doing everything that can be done un
der the circumstances, and nowhere i
there seen the slightest disposition to
embarrass him w his program.
it was learned at the close of a con
ference at the White House at which
were Senator Cuilom, chairman of the
Senate Committee on Foreign Rela
tions, and Representative Sulzer, chair
man of the House Committee, on For
eign Affairs, that President Taft, for
the present at least does not contem
plate sending to Congress a special
message, dealing with Mt xican affairs.
The President, however, is keeping the
leaders of both parties in Congress
thoroughly acquainted with develop
ments, with the result that the closest
co-operation exists between the Capitol
and the White House.
Positive assurance that the Mexican
government will adopt a "definite re
striction policy along the torder. and
news from Douglas that the rebel for
ces have evacuated Agua Prieta, has
done much to relieve the high tension
nnder which President Taft and mem
bers 4f his official family have laboied.
The assurances from Mexico followed
demands of the State Department that
fighting which endangered American
lives in the border town must be stop
ped. Dispatches receive I at thi White
House from Douglas indicate that the
situation along the border is now quite
satisfactory. A m ssage from Govern-,
or Sloan, of Arizona, slid in part;
. ' Gadd. order , .prevails, and situation
entirely satisfactory. Am satisfied
Federals took reasonable precaution to
prevent firing into Douglas during tha
ApriH.9 The weather continues cool ,
for tha time of the year. The farmers
are busy planting corn.
The Easter services were thoroughly
enjoyed by all who attended the Melh
odist church Sunday.
Mrs. L. N. Latham and little son
Harvey spent Monday in New Bern.
Misses Hellen Rouse, Thelma and
Vers Horn, are siending a few days
with friends and relatives at Dover.
Misses Janie Conner and Nellie Bray
of Thurman, spent Sundiy with Miss
K ite Olesby.
Mr. Cicero Taylor and family form-
el y of Clarks, have moved in our midst.
We extend to them a cardial welcome.
Mr. Walter Wynne of Havelock was
a visitor at Mr. H. C Wood's Sunday.
Mrs. B. E. Williams and little son
Car! of Croatan were visitors of Mrs.
L. N. Latham Tuesday.
Mr. B. B. Mallison, who has a posi
tion with the Roper Lumber Co. at their
place, spent Sunday with his family at
Pine Grove.
A number of our young people at
tended prsyer meeting at the Thurman
school house Sunday night.
. We 1 ejrot ' very much to know our
school is so near a close. The pupils
have advanced very rapidly under the
skillful management of Mr. M. A Hill
of Beaufort, dm ing the past session
aud we sincerely hope to be fortunate
enough to have .him teach our school
next term.' ' 1 ' '
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With Best wishes to The New Bern '
Journal. " ', ' ' ' '
; '- "GUESS? '
We have Screen Doors and
Windows, in all sizes and
styles, k'nbeked down frames '
and wire cloth.' ; We" can fill
your orders promptly, Pon't
aeiay, me rusn is ; aue .in a
few; days. J. S. Basnight
Hdw. Co" yriv-i
Hanover, pawing over some of the moat
fertile and productive lands in North,
Carolina, railroad proposition that
will develop the Central Eastern portion
of our State more than anything ever
yet undertaken,' a' proposition ' that
every piogreesive splri'edmsn can take
hold of with the satisfaction of know
ing that he is striking a blow for his
ard coming generations, placing '-his
on vantage ground with other highly
favored tactions.-,' " '
- ; , , ... WHITE OAK.

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