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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY, N, C, TUESDAY JUNE 6. 1911 -FIRST SECTION
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AGTIOn HAS BEEN ,
; DECIPED UPON
Mass Meeting Atj the Court House
Saturday: Will Ask Board'Of
- ? Trustees ;to 'Withold De- ,
- ' - . Rf csion. ' A ' x
In regard to locating the Farm Life
School. t 1 f -
Saturday at 1 o'clock at the court
house in this city a mass meeting" was
held for the purpose of making plans to
secure the Farm-Life Scool for the 8th
Township, t There iwere a number of
citizens prominent in the public life of
this city present and several of them
' made shot t speeches, . Several advocat
ed going before the Board of Trustees
and offering to raise $25. 000 by person
al subscrip: ions white a number of others
advocated the issuing of bonds. For
more than an. hour the discussion was
he i ted but after considerable deliberat
iSa the following, resolutions, were
adopted. ; R- "'-; :'-:' R r v c
Resolved That the following petit
ion; "To the Board of County Com
missioners of Craven county; We, the
undersigned freeholders residing in the
8th Township, said county, the citizens
of which Township "will apply to the
TiU3teesof the Fat m Life School to
asecu'e the locatint of said school in
sai i Township, the voters of said county
having voted for the establishment of
such schot lrespecfiully petition your
honorable Boar J to call an election .to
submit to i ha qualified voters of said
Township the question of if suing bends
in a turn not to exceed $25,000 and of
levying an collect tog on all taxable
property a polls io the said Township,
a Special tax sufficient to provide for
the payment, of the interest on said
Township bonds, as it accrues and to
create a sinking fund for the purpose of
paying off and discharging said Town
'ship bonds, as they become due, which
said bonds are to be used for the pur
pose of securing the location of said
school as provided by law'.' presented
by the Committee tot, be circulated by a
Committee appointed by the chairman
of this meeting and if one-fourth of the
freeholders in thif, the 8th Township,
sign the same, to present it to the Board
of County Commissioners at their next
meeting. iJ''R;;i " RR Y
After these , resolutions bad been
adopted aevetal members were appoin
ted as a committee to circulate this pe
tition and they began their work im
mediately. In order to get the board
of county commissioners to order an
electhurfor the issue, of these bonds It
will be neceteary to get the nanr.et of
'25 per cent, of the freeholders in the
Eighth township sigded to the petition.
The board of county commissioners bold
their tegular monthly session Monday
.and Tuesday of this 'week, and the pe
tition will have to be presented to them
before they adjourn Tuesday afternoon.
The committee who have the petition
in charge, however are confident of se
curing the required umber of names
by that time.; i ,V, ,t '
The 8th township cannot afford to let
an opportunity slip by to secure this
school. At the meeting yesterday af
ternoon sSveral public spirited citizens
voluntarily offered to give $500 each to
ward helping to get the school here. If
t aoh citizen wilt right down to business
and pot their hou'der to the wheel
this school will be located here.'
"That the petitions presented by the
' committee be circulated by a committee
appointed by the chairman of this meat
ing, and if one fourth of the - freehold
ers sign the same, to present the same
to the board of ; county commissioners
at their next meeting. ' R ;
Further, that a committee be ap
pointed to await- upon the board of
trusiees of the Farm-Life School and
requbst said board to withhold the Io
' cation of skid school until after ihi
election in the 8th township baa -been
held, ' R. ' R---f'
' Further, that a committee te ap
pointed to reetive offers in lands, mon
ey and other property to supplement
the offer of $25,000 m bonds for the lo
cation of said school in said township,
' and to present the same to the board
of trrusteeaof said Farm-Life School,
i la accordance . with the above resolu
tions I hereby appoint the following
committees;'- ' . ( v
Committee on Circulation of Peti-
tion-J C Thomas, W H Bray, J L Wil
liims, G T Richardson, N 11 Shote,
. Committee to go before. Board of
Trustees-R A Nunn, E M Green, J W
Biddle. ' V ' -
Committee to receive offers in land,
money and other property -J B Blades, I
- j a Jones J a Bryan, r a Nunn, c D(
tsradham, u k roy i .a ureen, i
McCuth;, J W Stewart, G T Richard-
son, E M Green, M Disosway, J F
. A B Stevens. "' .
C J. McCARTHY, Chairman.
20 Leonard Cleanable Re
frigerators, pdrcelain lined,
quartered oak ' cases. They
6ave ice and look better than
any other. Ask me the price.
J. S. Miller. '
Hearing Beforo Senate Committee
Practically Ended Bill Will
Be Voted Od Next Week.
Washington, June L Public hearings
on the Canadian reciprocity bill are
practically concluded, by ' the Senate
Finance Committee and next Wednes
day wan fixed as the time when a. vote
ill be taken on the question of report
in; the measure. . No amendments to
the bill other than thai offered by Sen
ator Root on the paper, clause which
will hate to be materially modified be
fore it can be accepted, will have any
chance for consideration, it was author
attively stated by a member of the
committee. RR.:R: 'y
It was decided to request officers of
the - Associated. Frees and . American
Newspaper Publishers Association, to
appear next, Monday to answer some
questions in regard to . the paper and
pulp section of the agreement , y
Lumber, paper and woolen manufac
turing interests according to testimony
given today by Joseph H. Allen, of the
firm of Allen D. Graham, employed to
help the National Grange In its fight
against the reciprocity bill, voluntarily
offered to contribute to the fight being
msde against reciprocity before some
officers of the Grange,
Wbidden Graham, of the firm admit
ted to the Senate - Finance Committee
today Jhat he ' was-, employed by the
National Grange to oppose Canadian
reciprocity. He declined to answer
whether his concern was working for
any other interests in opposing the bill.
Graham also admitted that neither he
nor Allen was a lawyer, but that they
assisted manufacturers and others in
securing the enactment or defeat of
legislation by preparing for them liter
ature and pamphlet for circulation.
"I am not a lobbyist." he insisted in
answer to a qaery by Senator Stone.
"And yet you receive fees," com
men ted Senator Williams, "for writing
a tides for securing the enactment or
tefeat of legislation." :
Graham launched in to a violent at
tack on the newspapers of the country,
roach of which was stricken from ''the
record." ; ' '."'V '''. . ' R; -
CnUdrens' Day Postponed.
Childress' Day for Olympia's Suriday
School has been postponed until Sun
day, June 11th, Exercises will begin at
3 p. m. A cordial invitation is extend
ed to all. R :
Buildings Middle and South Ft.
Streets. Small Dealers .
R. , R Lose Goods.
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About nine o'clock last night the ho?e
wagons responded to an alarm from
box 51, which was a fake alarm, at 9:15
the alaim gave 23, but while no such
fire box exists, the firemen loca'ed the
fire io the frame building on South Ft.
street, in the recond story above the
Southern Mi at Market,', proprietor ('.
S. Price. -This building was one of sev
eral old time two story frame structures
that were wedged in between the brick
building occupied by the Craven Chem
ical Co. on 8uih Front, and the brick
building on Middle occupied by Pasman
and Swerls.' All the property belonged
to Mr. Jai, B. B'ades. The fire gath
eed force and temg tepidly fed by
combuitibie materials under tin roofs,
with brick walls in the rear, there was
but one end, complete destruction. Be
sides the Price market, there was the
Coney Island Confectionery store, pre
prietor Vick 8 Toyas, claims $1,000 low
with some Insurance. A small barber
shop and some negro eating places on
Middle street. Mr. T. P. Ashford lost
ararlosd of hay stored in one building.
Mr. J. B. Blades had $1,000 insurance
on the bdildings' whose eblef value was
their reoti. . . . . . ,
Thefe was some blaze at first, but no
other property wss threatened. The
department had out both Atlantic and
Button engioes'and kept the fire con
fined, ' ; ; ,"' -.
extra large size,.very durable
,.,: ;il ..mV;ia
at PnCS 'that WllKsUrprifee
you. J. b. Miner. '
. Inspects Baron Steuben Statue.
.Potsdam, Germany. Juno 2-Emper
or William today Inspected the model of
the monument to General Baron 'Von
Steuben in Washington, which was pre-
nteitoGermany by the United States
irrvrAaa ' Thai mnnnmanf. hai iti.it
Corj-reM. The monument has just
been placed in position Hoar the city
Enlace. " .
Elizabeth City 'and Norfolk
Southern Making ylans to
Hold Big fair Next Fall.
Elizabeth City, N. C, June 2-B. E.
Rice, industrial agent of the Norfolk-
Southern railroad was here yesterday
to hold a conference with Colonel E. F.
Lamb, .secretary., of. the chamber of
commerce, relative to " the booklet Joow
being prepared by the railroad inconjunc
tion with the-cities and towns along its
route and also in regard to the final ar
rangements for the "beginning of the
solicitation for stock in the big agricul
tural fair, it is proposed to hold here
The plan of the -chamber is to work
together With the Norfolk Southern
railroad in the effort to hold the fair and
to make it one of the biggest events in
the State ard certaintly the most elab
orate and important affair of its kind
ever held in this section of North Caro
lina. V ; . ..
Both the advertising in tho bnokltt
and agricultural fair will, doubtlons be
of great benefit to this city and section
and the chamber of , commerce in going
to make every effort to boost this year
Hi never before this progressive city
and proBpeious county and section.
Old New Furniture.
Worn out chairs and furniture ars
made like new, at a cost of about '20
cent with one coat of L & M. Varnish
Mahogany, Oak, Walnut, etc. colors.
Diieotions on each can.
Getitfrom:V Gaskill Hdwe & Mill
Queen Mary's Light-.weight Crown.
London, June 2. Queen Mary's coro
nation crown of diamonds weiglu 19
ounces about the weight of an ordi
The Archbishop's Shirts.
One of the urchhiHlHips : of Uorilenus.
Mgr. ,4a Simpiy, was ri-nmi Unlile for
his "biuity. civilly to tl)i poof, as -he
did, uearly everytblim in his posses
loo. It happened at ene time that be
was without linen, and when his serv
ants spoke of buying what he. needed
he put tllem off, sayiug always, "We
will see about It" Then the good old
woman In cuurge of bis ', wardrobe
made use of stratagem. "MonMlgnore,"
she said, "I come to ask your charity
for a good work." "What Is it, my
good Jeanne?" "With your lordship's
permission, I wish to spend some
hours In which I have not much to do
In making shirts for a poor old man
who Is sadly in need of them. Per
haps you would, pny me for the stuff.
Indeed, the good old man expects as
much from you." - "With tbe greatest
pleasure," said the archbishop. "Here;
this is all tbe money I have. Take It
and get what you need." By this
means he was provided with shirts.
sod be could not refrain from laugh
ing when he learned tbe explanation
of bis faithful old servant's request-
' Stop fighting flies, by
Screening your house with
our Screens. J. S.: Basnight
Hdw., Co. Phone 99, 67 S.
PINK HILL NOTES.'
" Lenoir county, May 31 Last Sunday
was a Red Letter Day in the town of
Pink Hill Lenior county. To accomo
date, tbe Kinston and Carolina It. R.
R. Co. run a special train from Kinston
and about 300 passengers, including
many of the leading ' business men of
the city, together with their wives and
family, come merrily to attend services
in the pretty new khurch of which the
Rev. W. S Key. a wide awake Eng
lishman, is the pastor. Incidentally
we may add that Mr. Key is also the
pastor of the Unitarian Church in Pel
letier, Caiteret county." and also at
Swansboro and Bear creek ' Onslow
county.', . ''
At the morning service hen Mr.
Key gave one of his .charactristic ad
dresses on the "The Bible." the church
was packed and hundreds' had to stand
outside and listen at the open windows.
After a splendid dinner whim wasser-
ved in a t ine grove adjoining. The eo -
ond service" was held under the pines to
accomodste the crowd which numbered
well on toward! 830 souls. Mr. Key's
afternoon topic was "Religion and Mu
sic." -During both services he sarg
general sacred solos, playing his own
accompaniments on the organ,
Your lawn will present a
.more sightly appearance by
the application of a Phila-
delphia Lawn Mower.. J. S
r - TM
Rooniht Hdw. Cn
'i vi w. i twuw ul
Would Help Country Says J. J.
Hill. Big Mortgage On Great
Minneapolis, June 2 Declaring that
the United States would be better off if
many of its citizens, were dead, James
J. Hill gave out one of his most caustic
interviews. , : - , -. . I .
"1 am getting old and will quit the
railway business after awile, I want
to leave tbe toad in good financial shape
so itrfan make all the improvements
needed. " This was the, way the chair
man or. toe airectors 01 tue ureat Nor
thern then summed up his reasons for
placing the mortgage of $600. 000,000, the
first ever placed on the" read. , '.
Hill said only a small portion of tbe
bonds would be sold now,; He denied
repeatedly that there is any motive be
hind the move other than to provide
funds in the case they are needed in the
next 50 years. ; i
It is re ported that the Great North
ern and the Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy roads will be cobsolida'ei on
July 1, the beginning of the' fiscal year.
It was -'learned from a trustworthy
source that the $28,000,000. in the Bur
lington sinking fund willj be divide-)
among the stockholders of- the Grea'
Northern and Northern Pacific compan
ies. ' - , -.;
"Rubbish," snappei Hillhei it wai
suggested that the mortgage meait
Ilia1: in the near future the tirtat Nor
thern would absorb the Blitlington and
cut loow from the joint control of that
rrad with the Northern pacific.
How It Got There.
A gamekeeper was going over bis
master's estate one morning, when be
encountered a gentlemnn of the poach
ing class. The gamekeeper noticed
that tbe other's bat was bulging in a
curious maimer. After subjecting the
hat to on examination he fouud a flue
"How did this get here?" the game
keeper asked, glaring at the culprit
"Blowed if 1 know," growled tbe
poacher, gazing at tbe pheasant with
an apparent look of gnteKplexUy.
Tbe blooming thing must have crawl
ed up my trousers leg." Loudon Tit
Bits. Gentle horses for ladies
and Stylish rigs for men at
Stables, South Front St.
Government Eeport Shows Over
Average in Acreage and Cod-
anions way up.
Washington, June 3 The aroa plan
ted to cotton this year in the United
States, as estimated by the crop report
ing board of tbe Department of Agri
culture in the first crop report of the
season, is about 104,7 per cent, of the
area planted last year, 35,004,000 seres,
including that already planted and ex
pectd to be planted..
This is an increase of 4.7 per cent.,
or 1,586,000 acres as compared with 33-,
318,000 acres, the. revised estimate of
last year's planted area. - Tbe condition
of the growing crop on May 25ih was
87.8 per cent, of a normal condition, as
compared with 90.2 per cent, that day
last year, and 80.9 tho ten year average
on that date.) ; '
Details by states, area planted in
1911, per cent of 1910 area and condi
tion on May 25th, follows: - ' R
. States. - R. I Acres 'PC Con.
Virginia - - 87,000 109 -93
North Carolina, ' . 1,687,000 104 83
South " 2,705,000 103 8J
Texas, 10,868.000 105 . 88
Georgia, . 5,119,000 103 92
Alabama, ' 3,815,000 : 105 91
tniisisalppl, 8,454,000 101 86
Oklahoma, ' ' 2,622,000 U 87
Arkansas, 2,445,000 103 87
Louisiana, 1,118,000 104 91
Tennerseo, 822,000 105 83
Missouri, . 115.000 112 . 86
Florida, ' 284, COO 106 95
California., . 12,000 ' 123 95
Present indication point to this year's
1 croP M 'rK' ,M coutry
over has produced, according to govern
ment experts. Bated on tho statistics
of condition Ss given out by the Depart
mant and on tbe averages for the pre
vious ten years, the crop will begrra er
by about 2.600,000 bales than the aver
age and the larger by nearly 100,000
bales. than the biggest crop the country
ever raisedthat of 1901. Prcvlding
conditions as favorable ts thoe which
have prevailed during the past ten years
continue during this season, there
should be harvested this year more than
14,000 000 bales, the previous maximum
in 19(4 having been 13,500,000 bales,
and the average lor the past ten years
Mr, Bryan Thinks That Democrat
ic Support of Wo1 .Schedule
R ?is ioyViolatiou of Plat
Washington, June 2. The Democrats
of the House arestill struggling with the
vexing problem of revising the wool
schedule of the tariff.
Oscar Underwood, chairman of the
Ways and Means Committee which pre
sented to the caucus the 50 per cent,
reduction wool tariff bill declaring that
he is confident the caucus will adopt it
by a two-thirds vote and' thus bind ev
ery Democrat to support the measure
on the floor.
"Mr. Bryan's opposition to our wool
program and his demand for free, wool
have had the effect of increasing cur
supporters," said Underwood. "We
have more votes for our wool bill than
we had before Bryan delivered his at
tack on us and tried to stir up trouble
by inducing Democrats to bolt the cau
cus. I am sure we will have a two
On the other hand, the Bryan eoharts
led by representative Francis B. Harri
son, of New York, were confident of
conducting a very successful
night against "violation of platform
pledges" and prepared to battle hard
for free wool. They believe they could
prevent a two-thirs vote in favor of
Underwood's measure, so that every
Democrat would be free to take any
position he liked on the fhor of the
The Wool Revision bill, as presented
to the Democratic caucus by Underwood
(Dem., Ala.) provides for a duly of 2n
per cent, advalorem on sheep wool and
the hair of the camel, goat, alpaca or
other animals, as against a duty equiv
alent to 44 31 per cent, ad valorem in
the Puyne-Al 'rich law.
B. P. S. Paint will make
your old house look new, in
side and out. J. S. Basnight
Hdw., Co. Phone 99, 67 S.
Deserves to Lose Els Jib.
Washington, D. C.!, June 2 On !aU
Tuesday, Memorial day,' Joel Grayson,
a citizen of Vienna, Va., and an employe
of the Capitol, thought it would be fitr
ting to place a wreath ef flowers on the
brbnze statue of Robert E. Lee, in
S atuary Hall. He did so, and many
persons who chanced to pass by were
attracted by the suht, although there
was no United State) fla, which con
spicuously alorned the statues of Union
soldiers. As torn, however, as the
eagle eye of a Capitol policeman caught
sight of the flowers, down they cane
with the sta'ement th at 'that was not
tbe time to decorate Lee's statue and
other remarks of similiar tenor. The
story l aked out today, and it is under
stood that he officer may lose his posi
tion as the result of his overzcalousness.
WOMEN GROW YOUNGER
When Dandruff Goes and Hair
Grows Abundantly. ;
Parisian Sage, 'America's greatest
hair restorer, will keep you looking
young and attractive.
It is guaranteed by Bradham Drug
Co., to make hair grow, and stop fall
ing hair; to eure dandruff in two weeks;
to' stop itching of the. scalp a'most in
stantly, ., R
Parisian Sago is the most invigorat
ing, satisfying and pleasant hair drea
sing made. It is not sticky or greasy,
it makes the hair soft, luxuriant and
handsome; It is especially praised by
women who love beautiful hair. Pad
sian Sage is for sale by Bradham Drug
Co. at 50 cents a large bottle. The
girl with the Auburn hair is on every
Secretary of War Will Visit Northfi
v. Carolina. -
Washington, June 2 Secretary of
War Slimson told Senator Overman he
would delivsran address at Greensboro
on the occasion of the 4th, of July cele
oration, possible, engagements In
Mexico and Ponama may conflict, but
Secretary Stimson will, in that event,
communicate with Senator Overman.
The sectretary of war will look into the
matter of the Nathaniel Greene monu
ment if he can visit G.osnsboro at that
time.' ' '.
Rheumatism Relieved in Six Hours
, Dr. Detchon's relief fcr Rheumatism
usually relieves severest esses in a few
hours. Its action upon the syatnm is
remarkable and effective, It removes
at one the cause and the disease quick
ly disappears. First d s greatly bene
fits. 70o and $L00. S' Id by Bradham
Daughters of Confederacy Provide
The Yearly Spread For Con
Saturday June 3rd, was the day set
by the local chapter Daughters of Con
federacy to entertain the New Bern
Camp Confederate Veterans, as regul
arly given as the year rolls around, an
occasion not merely for enjoying an
ample, substantial and appetizing re
past, but what is equally enjoyab'e. tbe
time for a social reunion of old com
rades with the companionship of de
lightful and charming women who take
special pride in making the annual din
ner one that will fully appeal to and
Satisfy the Veterans, Saturday's was.
all that could be asked for. Two long
tables laid on Redmond's wharf were
spread with a bountiful supply of good
things exceeding in variety a hotel bill
of farei and far surpassing it in quality.
The breeze blew in grateful refreshing
force. Wreaths, loops and colors with
flags added to the scene, and when the
sixty Veterans were seated with some
seventy-iive invited guests, with -the
charming Daughters, and Children of
Confederacy at everyones back to serve,
there fell a great silence af terthe bles
sing was asked, but there was activity,
and upon every face showed tbe keen
pleasure that a fine meal gives to the
Dinner eaten, cigars glowing, there
was a call for "Charlie" Thomas, and
the ex-Congressman who bai so often
served the Veterans' interests, stood up
among the Veterans and guests, and
made a speech that abounded in humor,
facts and appropriate description of the
occasion. lv. 15. K. Huake spoke on
the remembrances that the day brought
forth, the ministrations of the Daugh
ters that added so much to the event.
Mr. David Brinson a Veteran, pro
voked frrquent applause by his ftpeech,
that abounded in quotation of prose and
poetry, in- description of Confederate
valor and the charm of the Southern
woman. A few of the old songs were
sung by the Daughters as the Veterans
and guests took their leave.
Earthquake In the West Indies.
St. George, Grenada, D. W. I. June
2 A' violent earthquake shook this city
and neighboring villages at 31:4 o'clock
esterday. A number of houses were
destroyed and several persons were in
jured. 1 ..iiae.
President Taft Refuses to Show
Books to Congressional Com
mittee to Which Roosevelt
Washington, June 2 A lively contro-
vesy over the executive's right to with
hold confidential papers from a congres
sional probing committee has been pre
cipitated at the eapitol by a flat refusal
of Secretary of State Knox, on the in
struction of President Taf t, to lay be
fore the house committee on expendi
tures in the' state department books
showing the record of the payment for
the portrait of ex-Secretary of State
Day. The committee is seeking to die
cover what became of the SI, 600 bal
ance on the $2,450 voucher drawn for
the payment of the portrait. . Artist
Rosenthal received only $850 for his
work and the $1,600 is yet unaccounted
for..;-, ." . : .. :"
The President held that the $2,450
was paid out of the emergency fund for
unforeseen emergencies in tho diplo
matic nd consular service and for ex
tending diplomatic relations with for
eign nations, which Congress had pro
vided need not be accounted for, if the
President certifies that an item should
be pai 1 from this fund, - President
Rtesevelt had made a certification and
President Taft Resit ited to go back n
that certification. Furthermore. Sec
retary Know explained to the committee
that it was improper to produce the
books because thereby other undisclosed
items of expenditure weuld berevea'ed.
Secretary Knox sai I he was directed to
complete his invest&ati n into what
became of the money and to report the
facts to the President. . ,
Nlcaranguan Fort Blown Up. j
A cablegram from Minister Northcott
to tho Stats Department says that one
hundred and fifty people were kilk'd in
the explosion of the Fortress Ltloma
at Managua, Nicaragua.
Other States Think Differently,
Omaha, June 2, A straw vote io
Nebraska shows the Rupublicans in fa
Vur of Roosevelt and the Democrats cf
Bryan at 1912 Presidential nominees.
now IN JAIL
Herman Stocks, Of LaGrange Ar
rested la This City Saturday
Saturday afternoon CHief of Police
Lnpton received a telephone message
from the Chief of Police at LaGrange.
asking him to be on the- lookout for
Herman Stocks, a young white man
who had formerly lived in this city,
and who was wanted at that place for
sBsaulting his wife and mother-in-law
with a deadly weapon.
All of the officers were informed of
the matter and sh rtly before 10 o'clock
policeman , Parker, saw the fugitive
walking down the street and immediat
ely nabbed him. He was taken to po
lice headquarters and a phone message
sent to the Chief of Police at LaGrange
telling him that his man had been lo
cated and was then under arrest. He
requested the local officers . ts hold him .
and that he would arrive on the morn
ing train. .This he did and Sunday af
ternoon Stocks was carried back to
face the charge against him.
Stocks has a very spectacular career.
Several years ago he resided in this
city and during tbe entire time that he .
was here he was continually in fear of
the law. Feeling against him at La
Grange, it is learned, is very severe
and he will doubtless get the full penalty
of the law for his offense.
We sell the White Moun
tain Freezers.' Send us your
orders. J. S. Basnight Hdw.,
Co! Pone 99. 67 S. Front St.
Col. Rodman Resigned.
Cherlotte, N. C. June 5 Colonel W.
B. Rodman, division counsel of the
Southern Railway, representing the le
gal interests of the system in North
Carolina, has resigned, effective July
1st, to become assistant general solici-'
tor of the Norfolk -Southern Railroad
and general solicitor of the Roper Lum
ber .Company, with headquarters1 at
Norfolk, Va. ' The firm of Manly, Hen-
dren and Womble, at Winston -Salem,
will succee I Colonel Rodman uod the
legal headquarters of the Southern in
the State will be- transferred to that
city. ' ' .
Prohibition Kills The Dram Tree.
One of the interesting landmarks of
Cape Fear River is the "Dram Tree."
It is an old cypress, moss-covered, and
tmlatMl arui ntiarlvi hv. nprhnnn cen
turies of storm and stress. Somehow in '
early history it became recognizee as
the proper place for taking a drink
when passing either up or down the
river. Outgoing sailors taking a last'
view of Wilmington, and perhaps the
fluttering hankerchiefs of dear ones.
drank a toast to success and a prosper
ous return; incoming masters recogniz
ed the propriety of passing the grog
and giving every sailor lad a drink in
honor of safe return. Even the fisher
men going out would linger at the
"Dram Tree" to exchange a word with
skippers in other boats, and perhaps to
to drink out of each other's jugs. It
was, in fact, quite a social center for
those whose inclinations led them to
ward a life on the binding billows.
:' When the. Prohibition Law was pass
ed in North Carolina a few years ago,
it was soon afteward noticed that the
"Dram Tree" was dying; and someone
laconically replied when aiked the rea
son therefor, that it was undoubtedly,
due to prohibition and the infrequent
libations which are now poured by the
sailors in honor of the old tree. "Now
for North Carolina," Frank P. Fogg,
in National Magazine for June. .
The class ball at the Naval Academy
was a briliant event of the June-week
Drip Coffee can
not be made,
unless the coff
fee itself is .pre
and roasted ac
cording to the '. (
famous French (