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Held Ingulf Monthly - Meeting
"Y"MtrftaT Till T.itflA Rnoinnao
NOW Oil TRIAL
- GAL SWAY
FOR THE CITY
, - ; ,'; Transacted.
v The Board of Commissioners of Cra
ven county met at the court boiMe yes
terday morning and remained in session
all during the day. Despite the fact,
however there was but little business
tramac'ted J-vW Kl i Vs.
n One of the raoBt important subjects
brought before the board was that in
regard te the Central Highway;' At
the last meeting of the board the chair
men was ordered to purchase aix mules
which were' to be used in the road
work. Yesterday ha informed the board
that be bad received several . bids from
local dealers in mules and horses since
that time and that Mr. J. A. Jones had
made the cheapest bid: offering to buy
the mul and sell them to the county
at cost plus his expanses to the north
ern, markets and that he would sell
them on time. The board adjourned to
Mr. Jones' stables where after they
had looked the' animals ever they de
cided to purchase them for $350 each.
The board also decided to purchase two
wagons to be used in this work. -'. .
Convicts will be used in building this
highway and as they will move from
placi to place it is impossible for them
to have a stationary camp. In view of
this fact the board decided to purchase
several tents to be used by Them while
this work is in progress, V
. Among, the bills presented to the
board was on for $3 for cleaning up the
office of the sheriff, clerk of the court
and the register or deeds. This bill
caused considerable discussion as there
is a janitor employed at the building for
the purpose of keeping it clean, it was
turned down.-- !.""" . ;..;'... $ yy:: '
...The following- assist asstssors were
named by the boird: .C. K. . Hancock,
Walter.Duffy, E;. E. -HarperrGeo. D.
Dail, Edward Clark, L, S. Wood V
' B. P. SX Paint will make
your old house look new, in
side and but.' J.S. Basnight
Hdw.;Ccv; Phone 9967 S.
lotion Contracts Declared Gambling.
.In the United States court yesterday
the case of Eure, Bines A Co. vs E W
Sabiston was concluded, the jury find-
ing for the. defendant, It appearing
that the cotton transaction bet ween the
parties was of a gambling nature, tber-
efore void j. The amount of the transac
tion inontnad fi ftAYl ' "
V Her Splendid Eoonomy..
Their dinner, for two cost $15.' but
the inan's. wle argued that la the end
It was economy to dine at an expen
sive restaurant because It gave ber a
Chance to study the fashions,'
"If we ate In some cbenp. place pat-
: ronlzed only by dowdlly dressed wom
en." she said. '' -would have to hire
an expenslre yomsn to design my new
dresses,' but by eh ting here I get a
chance to' study )he totnes worn by
women or, position, and can design my
. own gowns.,';;' Ci; - ::, : -. ;.
That sounded convincing. There was
no blessing' en earth, tbe man reflected.
equal fb an' economical managing
. wife, and he settled tbe bill with com
oaratJve cheerfulness. Three weeks
later be was given another bill to set
tle. Thst called for $150.
"What to this forf be demanded.
"Ob." she replied, "that Is the cost of
a dress I copied In tbe restaurant tn
, other nlght'-New Iork Sun. r; ,
In The Tolls Again.
Wilmington, April 29 A young white
boy by name of Robert Smith, son of a
New Bern grocer, was arrested .here
Saturday upon the charge of forgery
He purchased some groceries from local
. grocery store, and presented for pay
ment a twenty five dollar check, re
ceiving twenty dollars in change. Check
purported to be given by National Bis
cuit Company, The boy ia locked up
and has wired his father.'
(Young Smith was arrested In this city
a few wetks ago for the same offense
and is now but under a bond of 100 for
' his appearar.ee at the next term of
' Craven county Superior Court)
Spring Peas Going Out. "
" . Something like four hundred baskets j
of Spring peas were shipped from here I
yesterday, and the shipment will be a
great deal large rtoday. The rain Sun
day night and and warmer weather fol
- lowing will make thepes fill out rapid
ly. The crop la reported fairly good
and tbe price so far has been perfectly
satisfactory. Be ins are said to be bad
ly damaged by late frosts. ,
We cell the White Moun
tain Freezers. Send us your
crdrn. J. S. Basnight Hdw.,
Co. Tons 9'). G7 S. Front St.
Monday's' Session of the Federal
.. .Court Consumed in Taking
1 Evidence in Ooe Case.
The second week of the Spring term
of Federal Court now setting ift this
eity began work Monday on thefatr-ous
cotton' cases. : i:-ZiJi,l!iXS"''-'-'i
4 The first case called was that of Eure
Harris & Co, of Norfolk; E. W. Sabis'
ton, of Onslow. W The plaintiff ' alleges
that Mr. Sabiston agreed and contracted
to deliver to them on a specified date a
certain number bales of cotton at a sta
ted price, and that that 'defendant had
failed to perform his part of the con
tracL'L;-' 'y'y V'.ly:
Evidence for both aides was'eoncln
ded and court took a recess until thi.4
morning 9:30 o'clock, when argument
by the attorneys will be given. The
plaintiffs are; represented Jy Moore &
Dunn, of this city. The defendant's
counsel are Col. P. M. Pearsall and T,
D. Warren, New Bern; C B. Ay cock,
Raleigh, E. M. Koonce, Jacksonville,
and Rudolph Duffy, of Catherine Lake.
- These canes are attracting considera
ble' attention as those involved, either
as principals as witnesses,' are some of
the most prominent people of this sec
PILES! PILES! PILES 1
WilliamsMndian Pile Ointment will
cure Blind. Bleeding and Itching Piles.
It absorbs the tumors, allays itching at
once, 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. Co.
Props , Cleveland, O. - ,
Norfolk-Southern Stockholders Hold
New York, My 1 Thd stockholders
of the Norfolk-Southern Railroad in an
nual meeting today voted to join with
the Norfolk & Western and Virginia
Railways in guaranteeing not to exceed
$2 000.000 in bonds of the Norfolk ter
minal railway for the ereelion of the
proposed new union depot here and elec
ted the following directors, ' for the en
suing year: Frederick Bull. T. . L.
Chadbourne, Jr., Geo; C. Clark, R. R.
Colgate; E. C.Duncan, C. Fov, Rth
bone Gradner, George J. Gould, John
Y. Waterbury, Oikleigh Thorn, S. L.
Schoanmaker, Frank A' Saylea, Mars
den J, Perry t S. M. Nelson, Frederick
Boff, E. T. Lamb and Caldwell Hasty.
. (It will be noted with Interest I that
among. the. above directors are two
prominent , North Carolinains,' Mr. C
E Fov of New Bern an J Mr. E. C.
Duncan of Raleigh. Editor,) -
Stop , fighting flies, 'by
Screening your house with
our Screens. J.S. Basnight
Hdw., Coi Phone 99, 67 S
- s Baking Contest.
At a cake baking contest held yester
day afternoon at Edward Clark's store
e inducted by Mr. S. C. Henly repres-
enrtive of N. K. Fairbanks & Co,
demonstrating the merits of eottolene,
several valuable prizes were awarded
to ladiea who excel ed in cake baking.
The following ladies were winners:
First prize, Mrs." William Hand, tec
ond, Mrs. Thomas D. Carrawsy, . third
Mrs. Monroe Howell, fourth, Mies Re
becca Attmore. v ' - ,
: The 8cand Man.
A teacher sold to ber class, "Wm
waa the Unit raanl ' - - : '
"(Jeoree Washington," a little boy
shouted promptly. '" '
"How do you make out that George
Washington waa tbe flrst manl" said
tbe teacher, smiling Indulgently.
"Because." said tbe little boy, "be
was flrst In wnr. flrst In peace and "Brst
In tbe besrts of bis countrymen."
But at Ibis polut a larger boy held
op bis band. "Well," said tbe teacher
to him. who do you think raS the
flrst man?'' . ". - - - .
"1 don't know what bis name wss,'
said tbe lorgeV boy. "but 1 know It
wasn't George Washington, ma'am, be
cause the history book says George
Washington married a widow, so of
con re there must have been a man
abead of blm." New York Press. .
Cities of Refuge.
In tbe tumultuous days of old. when
"every man's band was agalnat every
Other man and every other man's band
aratnst blm." when the principle of
"doe process of Isw" wss practically
unknown and private vengeance was
the rule of the day. It was absolutely
necessary that there should be some
place to which one could fly for safety.
Bucb were the "cities of refuge," of
which there were six In Palestine. He
who sncccediKj In reaching such ssy
turn when pursued by bis would be de
Kroyer was safe until bis right to pro
tection was Judicially dodded. In all
probability there were clUos of refuge
In other countries than ralustlue,
All Foreigners Warned to Flee by
Their Consuls. 200 Killed
by Gunboats? '
Hongkong, May 2. The anli-Manchu
prising at Canton is spreading to tbe
neighboring towns. " " N ;
Consuls throukhout the Cantonese
district are arranging to send the for-
ign women; residents to this city fur
safety. ' The consuls . have issued
warning that all foreigners should
seek safety in flight. , Dispatch
es to Hongkong tell of. -the capt
ure of the three largest Cantonese
towns, Sam-Shui, Wes-Chow and Woo
Chow, which they sacked and partially
burned. ?: '""
Two hundred of the rebels were killed
when ..Chinese gunboats shelled their
ranks.' The railway service between
Canton and Kow-Loon haa been suspen
ded, the rebeU being in possession of
many points along the line. Dispatches
received say that the prefect of Shunt
ing has been slain by the rebels; that
magistrate has been killed at Sam-
Shui, a few miles inland from Canton,
and that the town of Fat-San has been
partially burned. The troops are re
ported to be still in control at Canton,
but numerous outbreaks are occurring
there. The viceroy of Canton is still
refuged in the Admiralty, which was
attacked by several hundred rebels.
The latter were repulsed with . the loss
of more than a score slain. Tbe worst
fear now is the rebels wilL carry out
their threat to burn the cily. The reb
els are also reported to have sacked
the towns of West-Chow, find Wo-
Chow, in the West River district. Hea
vy loss of life is feared in all the'towns
captured by the rebels in revenge. for
their defeat in Canton. Persons arriv
ing here from the affected district say
the fanaticism of the rebels has reached
frenzy and that they are committing
all sorts of barbarities. '
The Trouble With the-Meat.
Stepping Into h small resmurant. a
proucliy old man demnuded of the
waiter a certain ploce of ineut be ba.d
n the show window.' ' ' .
But" said the waiter, "we"
No burs," replld the old man. "Tou
bring me whnt-I ask for or I won't get
anything here at all." . .
Rather than lose a customer, the
waiter did aa he was told and, getting
the piece of meat, took It back to be
cooked. After a long wait the meat
was brought to the customer, who. In
stead of thanking the waiter, said.
Look here, young man, what Is the
matter with this meat?"
"Nothing Is the matter with It; sir,
except that .the paint on It baa. formed
a few blisters from the heat."
"Why, what do you mean by that?"
asked the old man. :
"Simply this," replied the waiter.
"Those pieces of meat you saw In tbe
window were not made to eat They
were made for ndvertlslng purposes.
but you Insisted, sir. upon having oue
of em." Philadelphia, Times. "
Ice Companies Consolidate.
The Peoples Ice Company which has
been operating in this city for about a
year has dissolved, the stockholders
of said company having accepted stock
from the New Bern Ice Company for its
property, which practically amounts to
a consolidation. ; 1 . :
Other Charges Against Young Smith,
Wilmington, May 2 It has developed
that Robert Smith, alias Frank Aycock
the boy who passed a worthless check
purporting to te signed by the National
Biscuit Company on a Wilmington gro
cer Saturday got other merchants in a
similar manner. He went to the giro
eery store of S. W. Sanders ami prea
anted a check signed by the Coca Cola
Bottling works in payment of asm ill
bill of groceries that he had purchased,
the groceries amounting to over 3 and
ha rot the chanire fos S23. The mana-
ger of the store became suspicious af
ter the boy left and investigation show
ed the check was a forgery. , He than
rushed out to see if the boy could be
located and was fortunate in finding
him in another grocery store only a few
blocks distant, and It was also fortunate
for the other grocer, Thomas and Com
pany, for a clerk in the store was in the
very act of passing f 36 over the' count
er, this being the change after deduct
ing $6 for groceries, when the manager
of S. ' W. Sanders' store ran in and
grabbed the boy. A few moments lat
er he was turned over to the police. He
says his home Is now in New Bern, but
ha forrcerlly lived in Fremont. A part
ner of the boy Is reported to have been
operat ing in a small way irranother
part of the city, but ha has not been
100 pairs High-GradeTans
and Patent Leather ladies
Oxfords worth from $3.00 to
$4.00 W close out quick at
$1a49. ' The Greatest Bareain
Yet.-J. J. Baxter. . - ;
Daniels tfewbexry i Live Stock
Company's 23Jw'Htables Oom-
' ' pteted. vSopieNew Ideas
. About Livery BusL
v " . " nms.
' . ' ...
The completion of 'Daniels-Newberry
Live Stoc Company 'a new livery and
sale sUbles setsce for a class of
stables that Hew $ln has never pos
sessed before. These - Stables are a
model of convenience, utility and neat
ness amounting almost to luxury.
Fronting oh South Front street, al
most opposite thp. Gaston Hotel, the
building is .forty-three feet wide, two
stories, faced with gray pressed brick,
the office windows, being heavy plate
glass. ' There is but little ornamenta
tion but the frontage impresses one by
its appearance of solidity and perma
nency. ; ;
The whole structure which is built of
brick, is 132 feet loeg, the front as be
fore noted being of J wo stories. A wide
entrance opens from South Front street
with a floor of rouighened concrete, pas
sing on into the stables proper, the ar
rangement of which will be described
later, On the right of the entrance is
the office of the firm, large, well-lighted,
well ventilated,' and equipped with
such furniture as is needed. On the left
is another room- fiot so large but in
every way as. complete, which will
be furnished and kept in condition as a
waiting room in which Indies may rest
while their rigs are being made ready.
There are three rfms in the upper
story t ) be used for slorsge and display
of harness, robes, 'and other parapha-
naliaof the livery business.
The entire building is intended to be as
nearly as pos-ible fl e proof, and parti
cular attention . is paid to sanitation.
The apartment for stock is lofty in
height, admitting a! free circulation of
air which is scientifically regulated by
ventilators and each stall is ventilated
by a window . furnished with a sliding
iron shutter. A lafge sky-light is plac
ed midway the roof under' which is lo
cated, what is called the "mule pen'"
firms bt n 11a mi t Vi iaun i:rvrr eA ro IPtt i-kfia
range "one side while on other are
iarge box stalls. Everything looks neat,
orderly and clean. The walls and wood
work are all whitewashed and the floor
is littered; with pine saw dust, all of
which gives forth a pleasant and healthy
Bmell. The watering troughs and wash
ing vats are made of concrete and are
supplied with running water.
At the rear , is an addition, built of
iron, 150 feet long every arrangement
and equipment as complete and perfect
as the main building, Something like
sixty horses can be - cared for in the
stables, each having a separate stall.
The firm expects to do a consider
able business in the sales line as well
as boarding etc., but especial attention
will be given to the livery end, Horses
w iirbe kept to suit the needs of all, the
timid and the more assured, both will
be provided for, and special drivers for
both ladies and gentlemen will be fur
nishe'd. -;. v i
- The gentlemen comprising the firm
are too well known in this section to
need much introduction.' Mr. L. G.
Dinielg established a large business in
Pamlico county selling stock, vehicles,
etc., to which he has added greatly
since coming to this city a few years
ago. During his residence in New Bern
Mr. Daniels has taken an active inter
est in local affairs, investing bis money
and using his influence for the better
ment of the community.
Mr. A. O. Newberry . resided here
several years ngo, finally going to New
port, where he has built up a large liv
ery, and sales business which has pro
ven to him successful. -' a - ; ' :
. ' y y;:- r:.. ' Chlokweed. '
Like the Plan tain.-K-blch the Indians
called "tbe white man's foot" because
t "Prang p wherever tbe whites pen
strated. tbe chick weed seems to follow
tbe track of tbe white colonist, and in
New Zealand the. Maoris call it "the
mark of tbe paleface Tbe little flow
er is a sort of barometer. It opens
when flue weather Is coming, remains
closed If ralu is In tbe air.
j Last evening at 7 o'clock at her reel
dence No, 62 South Front street, Mary
H wife of B. G. Cred'e, The funeral
service will be conducted from Centen
ary Methodist Church this afternoon at
4;30 o'clock and the interment will be
made in Cedar Grove cemetery. -
In this city Tuesday morning, May
2nd, after a long illness, Mrs. Mary
Ellen Dsppe. .. ' .-. " i
The deceased was born In Carbon
county Penn, and was .47 years of age.
She wai the widow of the late Nelson
Deppe, who preceded her to the grave
only a few months ago. ' Eight sons and
daughters survive. . ' '."
afternoon, at 4 o'clock
No. 25 avenue A, con
J. B. Hurley. .
ducted by Rev.
Through Evil And Good Report
South Remains Demo
i . y ". cratic
Leslies Weekly April 27 In the
make-up of the committee of the House
Representatives, the political ascen
dency of the South is shown in a strik
ing; way. The Democrats have a ma
jority of sixty-eight in that chamber
and, of course, were entitled to the
leading places on its committee: Of
the chairmanship of the important com
mittees of that chamber, Southern mem
berg hold twenty-eight and thoie of the
rest of the country have only seven. IT
Missouri, which was a slave State in
1860, be counted as part of the South,
that section also holds the speaker, and
in the present aspect of affairs, he is
one of the most, promising of all tie
presidential possibilities of his party
for 1912. But in giving the South thrc
f ourths of the choice places on I he
House committees, nobody will accuse
the dominant party in that chamber of
any unjust partiality toward Dixie. The
great bulk of the. Democratic votes in
Senate and House comes from the
South. That section furnishes practi
cally all the electoral votes which Demo
cratic presidential candidates hive been
receiving in recent canvasses.
Through evil and good report the
Southern Stales cling to the Democratic
party.- A' though the South disliked
Bryan, it pave him a practically solid
vote in three campaign. With the
possible exeception of two or three
States, the South will undoubtedly give
its electoral vote to the Democratic
presidential canditate of 1012, whoever
he may be. Moreover, the South holds
the bruins as well as the bulk of the
Democratic parly. In the Senate. Ray
ner of Maryland, Simons of North Caro
lina, Tillman of South Carolina, Bacon
of Georgia, Foster of Alabami and
Bailey and Culberson of Texas are the
leading 'spirits in their par y in that
chamber. In' the House, Underwood of
Alabama, the chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee, Henry of Tex
as, the head of the Committee on Rules:
Clayton of Alabama,, the chairman of
Judiciary Committee; Adamson of Ceor
gia, chairman of the Committee on In
terstate and Foreign Commerce, and
Hay of Virginia, chairman of the Mili
tary Affairs Committee, are among the
ablest and most prominent men in their
If we call Missouri a Southern State,
we must concede to the South the pos
session of one of the finest orators and
most picturesque personages of recent
times. This is -the speaker Champ
Clark. The South emphatically deser
ves the recognition which it has receiv
ed in the organization of the House
committees.- Moreover, the South will
undoubtedly have more, sway in the
Democratic national convention of 1012
than It I-a had in any similar gathering
Rheumatism Relieved in Six Hours
Dr. Detchon's relief for Rheumatism
usually relieves 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
fits. 75c and $1.00. Sold by Bradhara
Election Held Yesterday.
Yesterday was election day in this
county, the voters Voting on the Farm
Life School and the Special Court. Du
ring the past few weeks these two pro
jects have been greatly agitated and it
was expected that much interest would
be manifested in the. election, - but such
was not the case in this city. There
was no crowds . lounging around the
polls, and but for the fact that there
were aeveral adhernts of both questisns
out among the voters urging them to
cast their votes for the projects it
would have been almost impossible to
tell that anything out of the ordinal y
The vote outside of the city could not
be obtained last night,' but the Indica
tions are that the Farm-Life School was
carried by a large majority while the
special court was defeated.
. Following U the vote of the different
wards in the
1st ward 86
" 13 .
4t ward '
1st ward 19
;' ' 60
' ' Against Court
35 , SI.
8 'v:'''' 81 '
19- " 0 . .
Mondell Roasts Democrats More
- Reciprocity Talk. Talbott
Washington, May 3 Free raw wool
ac the end of five years will be the com
promise of the House Democrats when
the wool schedule is revised, according
to indications. Nine of the 14 Demo
crats on the Ways and Means Com
mittee favur immediate free wool,-rTbe
other five, led by Chairman Underwood
favor a reduced duty. - ; v " ' ' "
Exactly two :seore out f .4he 301
members of the House were on hand
today when the gavel fell for the sixth
successive day of talk on the Demo
cratic' free list bill. '
Representative Mondell (Kep., Wyo.)
denounced the Democratic tariff poli
cies as "bare-faced attempts to gold
hrick the farmers."
More Canadian reciprocity is propos
ed in a resolution introduced in the
House today by Representative Ames
(Rep., Mass.,) which roads:
"It is the sense and judgement of
this House that negotiation with Can
ada should be instituted at this time
with a view to establishing closer com
mercial ties and freer trade relations
with that country."
Representa'tive Talbott returned Ia9t
night after ab'iut a week's stay in At
lantic City, and says he was much bene
fited, physically, byhissojurn there.
House of Jones.
Jones painted his house last year.
- It looks dull, dead, no life to it.
Smith painted his house 10 years ago,
It looks clean, nice, and don't need re-
painling, 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
"LonRmae & Martinez, Manufactur
ers - The L. &M. Pure Paints, Varnish
es and Paints for every purpose, for
sale by Gaskill Hdwe. & Mill Supply
Co., New Bern,' N. C.
. Arapahoe, Pamlico County, May 1.
Our people are all busy in their farm
Our merchants are progessive, but
the hope of their prosperity rests upon
town continues to put on
Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Womble who
opened a millinery store here the first
of the season are having a lively trade.
Our merchants are all doing good
The crops in this section are some
weeks behind time because of the cold,
but the weather is very r freshing now
after such a refreshing rain as we had
Our Free Will Baptist friends had a
gran:! reunion here beginning rafet Fri
day closing last night, it was. well rep
resented by delegates from New Bern
and other places. They had good au
diences at every service.
Miss Viola McLawhorn was the
guest of Mrs. Clara Reel, of this place
since last Thursday. She will return
Mr. Albert Rawls, who went to Colo
rado and other western states five years
ago won and married a charming little
western girl, and returned home some
time ago to see his people and friends,
has accepted o position with the John
L. Roper Lumber Co,
- Mrs Fannie Tyndall, of New Bern
came down last week' to Visit her pa
rents and attend . the union, accompa1
nied by Miss Donnie Godley. They re
turned this morning.
Curious Transference of Hsat.
A workman In the observatory at I
Toulouse has Invited attention to a sin
gular phenomenon. A bar of Iron is
taken by tbe end, and tbe other end
is plunged Into a tire, heating It strong
ly, but not ao much that tbe band
cannot retain Its bold. The heated
end Is then plunged Into a pall of cold
water. Immediately the other end be-
mn t. ... ttint If la Imiuuiitfht. it
hold It. This phenomenon familiar to , bile purchasers and attempted to sell
workmen Id Iron, Is ascribed by them them the machine at a very reduced
to some repellent action they Suppose price. One of these gentlemen was
the sudden cold exerts upon the beatMr. njnch ImDrrsied with the sonear-
contained lu tbe Iron, which Is thus
driven to the opposite extremity. Chi
cago Record-Herald. -yv
..''.' '. Bully. - ,"
An Irishman and his English friend
were out rabbit shooting. They bad
been very unsuccessful and were -re
turning downhearted when they saw
a bare dart out of the hedne. : '
Mike, lu amngement, failed to shoot,
and the hare escaped.
"Why didn't you shoot ltr asked
the IOngllsbman. . . i
"Shure," said Mike. "I didn't see It
till It was out of sight." London
Ideas. , - - "
" " ' "
Regular Meeting of Board of Al
dermen Act on Various -'
The regular meeting of the city coun
cil was held last night and the usual
routine business dispensed of as well as
several new matters taken up. The
reading of the minutes by jity clerk -Patterson
recalled tbe recent Mclver
"imbroglio" and was interesting from
tbe fact that the city attorney had not
'.come back" and the city at 'present
is. without-legal guidance., t i- j
.Horn Chaa.il. Thomas . ana Mr, In L "
Moore appeared before the meeting to
speak for the paving of East Front St.
Mr. Thomas explained that it was for 7
the interest ofj every citizen that this
Btreet be improved for themselves and
for visitors. In the discussion it devel
oped it was the full intent to pave -the
street, that there was money to do
it, and that tbe alarm was a false one
and started from the joking remark of
an alderman to a river shore physician.
Mr L I Moore, in behalf of the At
lantic Coast Line asked that the crowd
of boys that daily boarded trains on
Queen street be restrained for so doing
by the pretence of an officer, and a .
motion was made that such action as
necessary be taken. ;' -
The late New Bern census came up for
discussion, and it was stated that the
Hill Publishing Co. now making up the'
city directory, say that their figures in
dicate a population of over 17,000. It
was remarked that the first official cen
sus showed 16500 people. No one had
any confidence in tbe late national cen
sus and it was suggested that the city
imitate Baltimore and have a police cen
sua. Mr. Moore offered te aid in taking
up a public subscription to have a cen
8U8 taken, as the late count was a se-
vere injury to the city. It was finally
decided to let the new board take up
the matter. -The
matter of Hancock street paving
was not acted upon, the railroad waa
in no hurry and there was ro city at
torney to act for the city.
The report of the streets proposed to
be used by the Neuse-Trent Traction -
Co. fcr the street railway was read and
the report was ordered put on file, the
question of using George street being
a matter to be taken up with the War
Department, . . v - "
The report of the committee pf three
in regard to the condition of the water
and light plant was referred back to
the committee to specify in regard to
the items mentioned. It was stated
that two new bored wells were required
for a sufficient water suply. '
The board took a recess until Friday
night, when the new board will take its
seats, when duly declared elected. -
Crop Conditions In North Carolina.
Raleigh, May 4th. Reports made by
the fertilizer inspectors' to the state ag
ricultural department indicate an In
crease in acreage of cotton 8 per cent;
of corn 5 per cent; a decrease in acreage
of tobacco 8 per cent; large increaee in
the amount of fertilizer to be used on
corn; wheat, alight increase in acreage.
condition about as last year. All report
.treat damage to the fruit crop from
froata. -. ' . ., ' . .
; i .v .. . '
There is a different atmos
phere and an air of refinement
at The Athens.
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New Law Goes Into Effect.-
The new baggage checking law went
into effect Tuesday, This law enables
the holder of I mileage book to present
his book to the baggage agent and have
his baggage checked without having
first to go to the window and exchange
mileage for ticket. It protects tho rail
roads by providing that the mileage
holder must use the mileage to the point
to which the baggage ia checked within
24 hours after checking the baggage
or else forfeit that part of his mileage.
- Attempted, to SeU Anto. -
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Several days ago a genteel appearing
young man arrived in this city in an
"E. M. F.' roadster. During the day1
he visited several prospective automo-
ance and price of the car ' and was on
the point of purchasing it. However,
before the deal was completed he deci
ded to make tome invettigat ons In re-
: gard to the ownership of the automo-
bile; This was done and the result was
tjiat It was found that the machine did
not belong ta tbe man who was attempt
ing to sell it. The deal was of course
called oil and later on in the day both
the car and ll.d i.ian who was trylr j to
disrKwe of It disnrpeared. The r i
chino hn 1 a purchnpd on tl.e i,i
stallrtv ; t r ' 1 1 i on'y cm cr t?.o i j
mcnts IS! 1 1 . ', ca It.