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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY N. C. FRIDAY MAY, 19, 1911 -SECOND SECTION
Id North Carolina, Manufactured
'V.V- 1.1 "VT ' T TTT1
.. and Supply Co.- - "
. Monday the New Bern Iron Works
and Supply Co.', of this city, completed
and shipped to Mr. C. P. J)ey, local
fish dealer of Beaufort, an immense fish
dryert It being the first manufactured
in North Carolina, and the local compa-
ny feels proud of its work. These dry
ers hitherto have been manufactured in
n Pennsylvania, but the local enterprise
"of the Iron Works Co.-has finished a
fine article, and it was taken on a flat
. to be towed to Beaofort, another ad
vantage being the inland waterway,
which offers safe, easy and cheap trans
portation. s ' w I '
- The Irdn Works Co. are receiving in
quiries from as ' far south as Florida,
- for different kinds of iron work and
manufactured articles. The fish dryer
just shipped to Beaufort looks like an
Immense iron smoke stack and its cost
runs into a high figure.
Summer School tor Toons Men.
There will be twelve weeks' sum
mer school at Central Academy, begin
ning May 30th, for young men of limit
ed means and education between -the
ages of 18 and 26, living in the country.
who wish to get a better education and
pay for it in part with farm work. For
further information addrets Central
Academy, Littleton, N. C. ,
.Morehead .City. Will Be Gay This
i - Summer
- In addition to making extensive inter
nal improvements at the Atlanic Hotel,
including additional private baths, new i
beds the refurnishing 100 rooms, re
painting and thoroughly renovating the
interior or we noiei, - waaaHjer duiw
is arranging many amusement features
as well. ( .
- New tennis courts, 'bowling alleys
pool and bilTTard tables will be at the
. disposal of the guests this summer. wHe
the finest orchestra in the state will
provide music for the devotees of the
ballroom, . . . i
Sailing and fishing parties are always
popular at Morehead City. Unless all
signs fail the fishing . will be unusually
good. The season has already opened
and all varieties of fish are running in
' great abundance. r . , :
The Atlantic Hotel usually opena on
June 1st, but on accaunt of the many
improvements now under way, it is not
expected that these repairs can be fin
ished in time to open before the middle,
of June. ' ,: ' "
Manager Baxter has already mails re
servations for a large number of guests
to be taken upon the opening day. June
Rheumatism Relieved in six Hours
Dr. Detchon's relief for Rheumatism
usually relieves severest eases in a few
." . .. - . ... "t. -
hours. Its action upon th system is
remarkable and effective. . It remove
, at once the cause and the disease quick
ly disappears. First d'S Teeth bene
fits. 76eandjtL00. S Id by Bradbam
Drug Co. .
... winthrop Mills School.
J Winthrop Mills, v Craven ' County,
May 15. -We have had school here ev
ery winter, but never have we had one
so successfully taught. ,-.
The children have advanced rapidly,
the whole mind, soul and body of our
teacher being centered in ber school
room. She thoroughly understands her
work and is a competent and eloquent
- teacher. ... T , . v - , f ...
'Mr. and Mrs. Piner treated the school
to eandy, the little ones came in. took
their seats and . their loving teacher
waited on them, reminding us of a love
feast. They have not lost their taste
for confections, they ate heartily and
then offered a vote of thanks to Mrs.
Piner. " .
Our commencement on April 21st far
surpassed anything ever held at Adams
Creek, the school ground as well as the
school room was well filled, ever, one
was glad they went; it was- enjoyed by
all. The staze was beautifully decora
Mr. Ed Harper f urnii hed lovely banjo
music; we also had organ and vocalmu
Mr. John Simpson had charge of the
curtain. - We wish to
thank him and
other helping hands.
Advtnres in life and other thrilling
Scenes were effoctivtj'y shown in tab
leaux. The whole pr ,.rm was a grand
sucreBS, as the recitals were well ren:
I have not the lui4;' ;s to express
rry s-preciutiod to our teacher f.ir her
i, Mt intercut, ilfi is nuns can do
r ; t! .-iiisl.s did. t::. s Cer.;a Kas
i .-rvs a lot of creJ.t tot what
i' i S t ' .
f,y (.;., i's ri. ' t ';';: test up
on (is. r i '.i-l 1 1 !
Senator Simmons Introduce? Meaa-
are For Increase in Salary of
1VF. D. Cart iss.,
1 Washington, May 16. Senator Sim
mons bas introduced the following bills;
That the Secretary of- the Treasury
be authorised and directed to, pay, out
of what is known as the eotfcm t uno or
any moneys to the treasury not other
wise appropriated, to the treasurer of
each of the states from which said col
lections were made, an amount equal to
the tax collected by the government of
the United States from citizens of said
state upon raw cotton, under the act of
Congress approved July 1, 1862, and the
acts supplementary and - amendatory
thereof, during the years 1866, 1866,
1867 and 1868, and that the amount so
paid to any state shall be held in trust
for the tax-payer or tax-payers or their
legal representatives from whom said
cotton tax was collected, and to he paid
to the claimants upon such examination
and finding as to their claim and title
to such fund asmaybe provided and
prescribed by the legislature of the
State. That for the purpose of refund
ing to said states the amount of cotton
tsx paid by their citizens, respectively,
the sum of $66,000,000 is hereby appro
priated, to be. paid in annual install
ments, first installment to be paid Jan
uary 1st after the passage of this set.
That on and after the first day of Ju
ly, 1911 letter carriers of the rural free
delivery service, serving dally routes of
24 miles or more shall receive a salary
of $1,200 per annum, psyable in equal
monthly installments, and shall after
twelve months' service be allowed an
nual leave with pay not to exceed twen
ty days; the substitutes for carriers
on vacation or inability of carriers to he
paid during said service at the same
rate paid to the rural letter carrier.
. Unconaolouf -Humor'
In Monro's "Homeric Grammar" the
author gives a curious turn to his ex
planation of the Greek word Touo
maL" which he interprets as I wash
myself, but this Is ' comparatively
rarer " Again, Llddell and Scott In
their "Standard Lexicon" give the
meaning ofgnodalon" as "any wild,
dangerous animal, from a lion to a
In Nagler's "Kunstler Lexikon," a
book of reference for a connoisseur of
prints, we find: "Pure, Simon. The
correct name of the English carica
turist known as George Crulkshsnk."
Evidently some one had told the com
piler that ef 'the three of that name
George was the real "urnon pure."
doalng Ixerclses of Wlnthrop School.
Winthrop. Carteret County May 15-
The closing entertainment ef the Win
throp school by Miss Georgia Hasketl,
was a triumph. The school rendered
delightfully the marriage and wedding
feast - The second part consisted of
selections by Miss Hsskettand solos by
well trained members of the school.
Any choice between the first and second
parts must necessarily pave been but a
matter oflaate rather than discrimina
tion in art. but if the audience had a
choice, and apparently it did, it was for
the majestically beautiful music and
solos of the first part. Front the rise
of the curtain the audience displayed a
spontaneous Interest which grew as the
concert proceeded into a tense entnu
siasm. - .
Every feature of the rendition of the
marriage and wedding feast wss re
ceived witha demonstration of approval
and enjoyment, while in. the second
part of the concert the pleasure of the
I audience was even more demonstrative.
Ths hall was full, no room to spare.
the people were representative.
The people of winthrop appreciated
the success of the school and gave their
vounff and accomplished teacher a ris-
tng vote of thanks.
Program as follows;
Part first. .
Part second. ;
D. CAFFRIE, MERRIMON.
Philip Bayard rails lo Death.
' Washington, May 16 That Philip
Bayard. United States vice-consul to
Tangier, came to his- death from accl
dentallv falling Sunday from athltd
story veranda at Garfield hospital
where be waa a patient, was the ver
diet of the coroner's jury, Bayard was
I suffering from scuts Bright's diseise
I and pericarditis. He wss a son ot the
Ute Thomas F. Bayard, former Secre
tary of State snd ambassador of Eng
land. -. .
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curs tlind, I
r"ce, acts ia a
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ri I'i's C'ntment will
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V i.Tg. Co,
Annual-Encampment Patesr Are
' Fixed By Advisory
Raleigh May 16-At a meeting held
here yesterday afternoon, the advisory
board of the North -Carolina Nation!
Guard fixed the time and place for the
encampment of the three regiments of
Infantry and the coast artillery.' The4
board met with the governor in his of
fice after arranging details in the office
of the adjutant general. All three regi
ments will encamp at Camp Glenn,
dates being as follows: . v. ' .
Third infantry, July 10 to 7.
Second Infantry, July 20-to 27. "
First infantry, August 3 to 10.
Coast Artillery, at Fort Caswell Aug
gust 8-19, . "
Each of the three regiments will, it is
seen from the dates, Bpend a week in
Those attending' the meeting of the
advisory board were: Adjutant General
L. Leinster, Brigadier General B.
Royaler, of Oxford; Brigadier Gen
eral F, A. Macon, of Henderson; Col,
T. Gardner; of Shelby: Col. H. C.
Bragaw, of Washington, and Col. J. N.
Craig, of ReidaviHe. .-
B. P. S. -Paint will make
your pld house look new, in
side and out. . J. S. Basnight
Ud'w., Cof Phone 99,- 67 S.
' ' - A Scared Novice.
At the Shriner's banquet last week a
Novice was down for a speech, that
never- was delivered because it was
scared out of him. However it is wor
thy of publication and the public will
gain where the Shriners lost. -
"On an occasion like, this, when the
recollection of the past ia still linering in
the brain of a scared Novice, and the
glaring uncertainty of the near future
still hanging like a pall on the anticipa
tion of tonight I am in no mood or de
meanor to make a talk, but as it is de
creed by the by the powers that - be, I
am your huckleberry, v
In the beginning God made the heav
ens and the earth and then he made the
Shriners, the best people who ever trod
fte hot sands of any desert. Kings
may ait on their thrones in august maj
esty; financiers may exult in their pow
er over- the common herd; seers nnd
prophets may wield their influence over
their flocks, but never was there band
ed together such a lot of Uncrowned
kings, princes among men, preachers
and teachers in reality, than the No-
blee of the Mystic Shrine.
This spread of flattery is not exuded
from my Cranium to court favor with
you all, but on the contrary I am your
meat still, and trusting in tne cnarity
of your hearts, I thank you for your at
tention, and in conclusion let me say:
Though young in sight and short In vis-
- ion, - -
I await with patience your final decis-
- ion ' ". :
Bo it good or bad, I am your muttonr
Though in taking degrees I am no glut-
My heart is glad and my pulse is uiok,
And I'll climb your pole, be it ever bo
slick. .." ' - -
But if you can, on account of my weight
Please give me a place on. the easy
slate." ., - : ." ' -
Disburses; $9,000,000 -
New York, May 16th. The Standard
Oil Company haa declared the regular
quarterly dividend of nine dollars per
share due at this time of year. The
declaration calls for a disbursement of
$9,000,000 to ths company's stock hold
srs, - -. -. j
I hereby at once announce myself
safo candidate,. and may . I now thank
my many friends for past patronage.
I now shall cut prices on all kinds of
sswed,shingles, a large stock on hand,
must be sold by April 14th; will close
out cheap as I expect to -make some
change in my business. You win end I
lose, '-.- ' "''.
. ;-;; BIG HILL
"' The Shinglo Man.
Proceedings tn Superior Court.
In the case of J. T. H. Moore vs the
Defiance Box Co., of Oriental, the jury
yesterday awarded the plaintiff dama
ges in the sum of $940,00. V "
The case of W. L. Gaskina vs U. S.
at Hancock, in which the plaintiff is su-
'ant ing for $',0C3 damages for injuries re
mt'ceiveJ from the defendant's automohilo
to,k cp the entire session yeatcrdny.
.l It wtitiven to in jury is ycsieruay
:n una verdict
of $:i)0 for
STANDARD OIL t
Supremo Court Orders Grant; Cor-
poratiou to -Dissolve .within.
Six 'Months. f-'J
- Washington May 16 The government
won its case in trie Supreme Court ot
the United States against the Standard
Oil Comaanv of New Jersey. Jot that it
I is a conspiracy andja monopoly' Jn re
Istraiutof trade. lWdecree"f awiow-
er court was affirmed, being modified in
particulars which Chief Justice; White
said were very slight indeed. j
"The suit which called forth today's
decision was instituted in 1906 w the
United States Ciccuit court : for the
Eastern district of Missouri. & was
brought in the name of the the United
States. The immediate object wss to
dwsolve the Standard Oil Company, of
New Jersey. " ... hi
. The Supreme court holds; ,j .
Jhat the Standard Oit company is a
monopoly in restraint of trade, t
, That this giant corporation must be
dissolved within six months. : f
Corporations whose contracts are 'not
reasonably restrictive of competition'
are not affected. - - t,
-Other great corporations whose, acts
m?y ber.alled into question will bd dealt
with according to the merits of.' their
particular enses. . t
The court was unanimous aato the
main feature, of the decision. Justice
Harlan dissenting only as to a limitation
of the replication of the Sherman -anti,
trust law. . - i!
President Taft and' cabinet wijl con
sider immediately the entjre trust situ
ation ami the advisability of pressing
for a federal incorporation act.
A decision in the tobacco casewhich
was expected simultaneously, was not
announced today and may be handed
down on May 29. '
Steel Probe Bill Passes the House.
Washington, May 17-An immense
sweeping investigation of all branches
of the Steel Trust was ordered When
he Stanley resolution passed the House
unanimously today. -
The debate on the resolution was
marked by a discussion cf the Supreme
Court desision In, the Standard Oil Com
pany by Representative Borland (Dem.
Mo.) . . . . " ' '
Spoiled Her Romance."
I was blessed with a romantic brain,
and a quiet, even state of things could
not satisfy me for long. So tbe thought
suddenly entered my head to have my
husband madly !h love with me. One
evening its we were promenading tbe
bank of the Vistula, under those ven
ernble trees which shaded the less un
sophisticated loves of the beautiful
Marie d'ArquJu, I brought round the
cuuversatlou' to sentlmcut I . main
tained that no happiness was possible
on this earth except In a reciprocal
attachment, both lively nnd enduring.
My husband, after listening to me In
dulgently for a little while, looked at
his-watch, called my attention to -the
lateness of the hour, observed that our
cousins were, becoming very tiresome
and that It was time to go Inl-From
Countess Potocka's Memoirs.
To that Bourne from whence no
traveler returns, our friend has gone
eonn with the assurance that a loving
welcome awaits him on high. Realizing
that the summons had come, hs arrang
ed his earthly affairs with the clearnei s
and accuracv of one who had no dread
of death. - ' -.
Called to a reckoning of the deeds
done, he can face the unknown with
confidence of a-etter life there. . In
early manhood he has gone to his re
ward and that reward is a crown for
service well done here. " Only about
twentv-five voars old, he wss wIbs in
his council. Quiet in disposition, un
obtrusive in manner he would have been
taken for a man who thought before he
spoke weighed matter before expres
sing an onlnion He is the .second
broken link in the chain of a large fam
ily, his father, Mr. W. F. Mattocks,
dying about s years ago. At the age
of eighteen he joined the U. S. Army
and spent three year at Fortress Moit
roc, which was a schooling of much
value to him. ' Under this dicipline he
learned to be governed therefore knew
how to govern, ; He - wss a charter
member of Brotherhood Lodge Noi. 284
I. O. O. F a Mason and a W. O. W,
A consistent member of the Missionary
Baptist Church, he lived, a , life his
church, hi friends snd acqnaintances
can point towith pride. lie leaves a wife
Mr. Lillie Parker Mattocks and baby,
mother, a large family of brothers and
ni.-ten, many relatives and a host of
friends to mourn his death. i A
Into his grave the twig of ever green
was deposited by Masons and Odd Fel
lows knd cohered within Odd Fellow
ni m.-ti-rv n-em hundreds to attest their
i joVe and pay their lust respect to him
wi,0 will be sadly missed,
MnysviHe, May I3ib.
Will Probably Increase Price of
Product so Consumer Cau
Help Pay the Cost. .
New York, May 17.-"Thef 'Standard
Oil Co. will obey the decree of the Su
preme Court." , Y :
This was the statement of M. P. El
liott, chief counsel of the company.
Insurtion of the words "unreasons-'
able combinations" Into the Sherman
anti-trust law by .the United States
Supreme Court brought delight to all
persons interested in the stock market,
with the result that after weeks of
lethargy the exchange took unwonted
Up to 11:30 on sales of 208 shares
Standard Oil stock had advanced on the
curb BJ points over last night's closing.
and American Tobacco had advanced 15
points overcast night's close..
It waa generally agreed that as a re
sult of the decision the Standard Block
will be even more valuable in the fu
ture after, the recognition plans are
completed and announced.
One effect of the government's de
cision in the Standard Oil case, and the
one in which the public will be most vi
tally concerned, will be according to
business men here who have read the
decision, a probable advance in the
price of all oil products to the ultimate
consumer. The turning: back to the
original companies of their properties
will not make any real change in the
ownership of these concerns, it is point
ed out. They will still be Standard 0:1
properties, although their stock will be
distributed among numerous sharehold
ers instead of being in the strong boxes
of the parent corporation,, the Stand
ard Oil Company, of New Jersey.
At an informal conference of Senate
progressives held in Washington, it was
decided to urge an amendment to the
Sherman Anti-Trust law reading as fol
" No combination in restraint of trade
shall be regarded as reasonable within
the terms of this act."
A paint fraud is paint that looks fair
for a year or bo, andthen makes repaint
Don't waste your money and . injure
Tlje L. & M. Paint has been in use for
thirty five years.
You make one half of it by adding 2
of a gallon of Linseed Oil to each gallon.
It then costs about $1.60 per gallon, and
is the best paint that can be made.
"Longmae & Martinez, Manufactur
ers - The Li. & M. Pure faints, varnish
es and Paints for every purpose, for
sale by-Gaskili Hdwe. & M-dl Supply
Co., New Bern, N." C.
Large Mortgage Deed to Record.
Register of Deeds John II.- Barwick
has received for recording in his ofiieo
a mortgage deed from the Norfolk
Southern Railroad Company to the
Central Trust Company, r.f New York
City, for $20,000,000, the same being
for refunding bond. The bonds to be
issued are gold bearing bonds, payable
in 1961. In connection with the mort
gage deed of the Norfolk Southern was
a mortgage of the John L. Roper Lum
ber Company, a subsidiary company, to
the Manhattan Trust Co., of New York,
t ir $5,000,000, also payable in 1961.
Kinston Free Press 16th.
. Over 1,000,000 Shad Fry Planted.
.Chairman Bradham of the County
Commissioners received a telegram on
Monday from E lenton, that a quantity
of shad fry had been shipped to him
from the hatchery there, to be-planted
in the Neuse river. Monday night's
train brought the shipment, ond the
cans with the shsd fry were at once
taken by boat five miles up the Neuse
river above this city, and planted under
most favorabU conditions, as to bottom
and water temperature. Some of the
shsd fry were dead but over one mill
ion were fully alive to start as planted,
We sell the White Mcun
tain Freezers. Send us your
orders.' J. S. Basnight Hdw.,
Co. Pone 99. 67 S. Front St.
- - ' A Prophsoy.
A day will come when a cannon ball
will be exhibited In public nuwnmn,
Just u id Instrument of torture Is
now, snd peop'e will be amazed that
such a" thing could ever have been. A
day will come when "these two Im
mense groups.: the United States of
Amerlcs snd the United States of
Europe, Will be extending tho hand of
fellowship across the ocean, exehang
Ins their produce, their industries,
that rta thrfr r-onluB plenrlne tho
earth, peopling the desert, Improving
creation under the eye of tho Crentor.
nd uniting for the good of nil these
two lrreslstlhlo and Infinite powers,
tho fraternity of men nnd the power of
CoJ.Vlctor Hugo In 1349.
Wins First Prize In Quick Steam
ing and Second In Long
- ' Distance. 7 :
In the quick steaming contest which
was onn of the features of the State J
Firemen's tournament which is being
held at Charlotte, the Atlantic engine
of this city won the first prize in quick 1
steaming, the time being 2 -minutes 69
3 5 second, while the time mado by the I
Charlotte engine, the only competitor
was more than 6 minutes. In the long
distance test the Atlantic engine won
the second prize. , , .
Today the hose wagon races will be I
held nnd in this both the Atlantic and
the "Button" companies will partici-1
pate. There is a large number of en
tries in this race but local enthusiasts
feel confident that the New Bern Com
panies will win one or more prizes.
The following is the program for the
remaining two days of- the tournament.
THURSDAY, MAY 18.
0:30 a. m. Horse Hose Wagon Con
test for North Carolina.
2;10 p. m. Interstate Hand Reel
Contests. Interstate Grab Reel Con
tests. 8,30 p- m. -Exhibition Drill by the
Charlotte Drum and Bugle Corps in
front of Grand Stand.
9:00 p. m' Red Men Parade will pass
Grand Stand, giving exhibition of In
dian war dance.
S:M p. m, Amusements at Lakewood
and Klectric Parks.
League baseball at 4:30.
FRIDAY, MAY 19.
8;')0 a. m. - Interstate Horse Hook
and Ladder Contest.
10:30 a, m. Interstate Horse Hose
Wagon contest until finished.
League base ball 4:30.
Board your horse at a Mod
ern Sanitary Stable. Daniels-
Newberry Live Stock Co.
South Front St.
Death of Capt. Dowdy.
Captain Harmon II. Dowdy, a well
known citizen, died at his home on
George street, early Wednesday morn
ing May 17, after a short illness.
Captain Dowdy was born in Pamlico
county 71 years ago.and for many years
waa engaged there in merchandising
He' came to this city in the early
nineties, and ha been in various lines
of business, since. For years he own
ed and navigated several different
river steamboats. He has always led a
very active life until lately when his
health began to fail.
He is survived by a widow, two sons.
Rudolph and William, and one daughter
Mrs. Zita Palmer, all of whom reside
in New Bern. -Capt
Dowdy enlisted in Co. B., For
tn'eth, N. C. Regiment.Artillery, in the
early part of the Civil War, and at the
tinto of his death was a member of New
Bern Camp Confederate Veterans,
The funeral services will lake place
this morning 10;30 o'clock, conducted
by Rev. J. B. Hurley.
WANTED Agents to sell our teas, cof
fees, spices, extracts, soap and baking
powder- to the consumer. Establish I
weekly deliveries. Bond required. Wag
on suppled for delivery service, and
liberal inducements to a hustler. . Fori
further particulars ' address, Grand
Union Tea Co,, 427-429 Seventh St ,N.
vv., waBinngion, v..j. , j
Cotton Acreage In This State.
The state department of agricultuie
estimates that the cotton acreage in j
North Carolina this season is 1,522,800,
an increase of around 8 per cent over
the acreage last year. - The conditions
at this time, are decidedly backward.
The planting is still in progress and
looks like there will have to be consid
erable replanting on account of the cold
and unseasonable weather retarding
and in some instances preventing ger
mination. The backward season delay
ed tho planting. , ' .
A Gam of Catch.
Somelwlv once twitted John Gra
ham on the way David Dudley Field
and he were drifting apart, he re-
ninlulnc hrthe harness as a criminal
lawrer. wlillo Field was selected by
his stute for the exalted duty of cod!
fviriar her laws.
It is slmnlv a irnme of catch be
tween Field nnd myself," he answer
ed. "II tries to put lip as many bars
as Dosslble. all nulfonnly . strong
Then-1 jto liround and try them and
see how mnny weak ones I csn flnd.'
"Wltlrh beats, Mr. Graham?" he was
asked., . ' '
"(Hi, I think I do in the long run,
no responded, nem now u..:u
( in keeping me out as many times as I
have succeeded tn breuklug lu.
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The man la the moon loola 1" I 4
' hlstihull wbeu fcs's t-'i.
CROP TO BIG
Immense Sum. New Becord For
Norfolk Will Be Established, -it
is Declared. ; . -
Norfolk, May 17-Norfolks new pota-
to crop will bring this year from $3,uuu,
000 to $3,500,000 during about six weeks
starting around June 1.
"It is carefully estimated that the crop
will turn out $1,000,000 barrels of Irish
potstoes and id June and July the price
will range from $3 to $3.50 a bag or
This will establish a new record for
Norfolk. Of course the weather will sut
material figure in the crop, but the
truckers are Confident that the counties
of Norfolk, Princess Anne and Nanse-
mond will have produced 1,000,000 bar
rels when the season's accounts are set- -
There will be a larger demand this year
than ever before for potatoes from the
Norfolk market. This is due to the fact
that the old potato crop IS about exhaus
ted snd there will lie early demand for '
the uew crop. New potatoes coming in
now irom norma ana neigoDoring
States are commanding from $4 to $5. 50
It the local farmers are successful in
realizing as high as $3 and $3.50 a bar
rel for their crops they will obtain the
best prices that have prevailed here in
i some time for the months of June and
Old potatoes are now bringing $2 and
$2 50 a barrel, where, a year ago, they
obtained $1 and less. The high price is
the result of the large European de
mand following the widespread potato
famine abroad. On account of the
famine through India, and the necessity
of shipping so largely from European
countries to India, those countries are
now short and are importing all of the
American potttoes they can buy. ...
To Push Work on Central Highway.
The following letter wan yesterday '
received by Mr. Wm. Dunn from Mr. ,
H. B. Varner, president of the Central
k Lexington, N. C. '
May 17th, 1911 v
Mr. William Dunn,
New Bern, N. C.
Dear Mr. Dunn:
I want you to push the organization
to begin work on the Central Highway
in your county as carry as you possibly
can. I want to make July 4th, a red
letter dsy for gtod roads in all the :
counties through which this highway
penetrates and 1 want you to arrange
for as many good roads mass-meetings
and picnics as you possibly can along
the line in your county for July 4th.
Get local speakers to address these
audiences. You might have some of
these speakings in the day time and
others at night. . Instead of having the
old fashioned way of 'celebrating the
4th, let' make it a sane 4tb, of July,
celebrating the declaration of indepen
dence from bad roads for better things
in North Carolina. I wsnt you to look
after this and mske the arrangements
for this speaking at the earliest possi
ble moment and thoroughly advertise,
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Will Not Increase Wages.
Raleigh, May 18.-r-In a statement re
ceived here today from President Fin-
ley,, of the Southern Rsilwsy Company,
he states that after considering the
matter very thoroughly be has decided
that he cannot sanction an increase
just at this time in the company's em
ployes wages. Since 1900, he says the
company has increased the wsges of its
Iwpkiyeaa 46 per cent, and St the pres.
ent time we cannot see our way clear
to five them a further increase just at
this time. The employees asked for an
increase of 60 per cent.
When la Thanksgiving?
It you were asked this question, "On
which Thursday In November does
Thanksgiving Day fall?" what would
Some of the calendar-makers say the
fourth Thorsdsy and other the last
Thursday. Ordinarily the fourth would
be right, since the month of November
rarely has more than four Thursdays.
but in this good year a lot of people may
be misled. '
' Take a look at your calendar if you
have more than one in the house look at
the others, and then scan the date put
down as Thanksgiving Day in the cal
endars of some of your neighbors You
will likely find that Thursday, Novem
ber 2Hb, is printed in red in some an 1
Thursday, , November 30th, in othen.
That is the way it is in the lar.-cr ad
vertising cfilen lars.
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