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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY. N. CVTRIDAV, OCTOBER. 6. 1911 SECOND SECTION
BUSY DAY 1H
Large dumber of Oases Disposed
Of Daring The Day. ... The
At 9.80 o'elock yesterday morning the
econd day'e session of Craven County
Superior Court, which la in session here
this week for the trial of criminal caaea
iu convened. A.;.' ' :'V
"In the case of Aaron Bell, 'charged
with larceny which was tried ' en
the previous day, the jury found the
defendant guilty and he was sentenced
to 12 months on the county road. '; .
The first case called was that of the
State vs. John Casey and W. C. Coop
er, the two young Goldsboro men who
were arretted and brought to this city
a few weeks ago charged with robbing
passenger trunks while they were in
the employ of the Norfolk-Southern
Railway Company. Cooper plead guilty
and asked the mercy of the court
through his attorney Mr. D. L. Ward.
Mr. Geo. E Hood of Goldsboro, and
Mr. Wm. DoTtch a'so of that city ap
peared in behalf of Casey and entered a
plea of guilty. Mr. Morrison, special
agent of the N-S R. R. was the flr
Witness placed on the stand, He enu
merated the hundreds df articles that
had been Stolen from the trunks during
transit between Morehead City and
Goldsboro aid staled that the money
value at the - property stolen would
amount t between two and . three
thousand dollars. Mr. Ward, Cooper's
attorney, placed on the stand a number
of witnesses who testified that Coop
er'a character was good and that they
had never hetrd of him being many
trouble prior to this. :
- Cooper was then placed on the atand.
He aaid he had been working with rail
road peiple about three years. Had
made restitution to railroad people for
all that he had stolen. This was the
first time ha bad ever been in trouble.
- Mr. Geo. E. Hood presented a peti
tion from a number of Goldsboro citi
tent asking that the court baas lenient
aa possible, with John Casey on account
of his father, who has lived in 'that
town for a number of -years and V well
thought of there. Several witnesses
from that place, were placed on the
stand and testified as to Casey 'a char
acter. Hi father also made a touching
plea to the Judge to be leioent with his
son. .:..,..;.; v;:.w'.:, J.i
In summing up the case Judge Car
ter made a very Interest in talk. He
aaid that be felt great sympathy for the
families of the defendants, that he had
never been-raore, iouchej than by the
plea made, to him .but that these men
must be punished although he would
tall them to "go and sin no more.'.'
That they must learn that the "way of
the transgressor t hard" and tha he
waa compelled to give them a term in
Craven county Jail,' Hiff sentence was
that they be Confined in the j til for a
period of 6 months anJ that they be
compelled to pay all of the costs of the
trial and the J til feetv This sentence
waa very light. The maximum penalty
in each bill of . indictment. and there
were several, could have been placed
at 10 years- in the pennitentiary and
there were many who tl oight that th-y
would go to the petnitenary for a long
term, However they will be closely
confined in the county , j til and will be
allowed but few liberties.
. The nexl case called waV that of the
State vs Waltur Sheppard, colored,
charged with carrying concealed weap
on and also with an assault with a
deadly weapon. The jury returned a
verdict of fulltv in both a ei. Sent
tnce not jet passed.
Amos B itta, Jr., colored, eni Alec
Wallace,! lau eclored, were neat placed
on trial charged with an assault with a
deadly weapon upon Ir other colored
man named Squire Kennedy at Have-
lock a few weeks, ago. The jury re
turned a verdict of not guilty.:
The case of the State va Carrie
Starkey; charged with' retailing, was
ontlnueoj on account of the sickness of
an important witness.
Bract C. Swaim and W. H, Bron'.im,
two young white boys, whose borne j are
at Norfolk, plead guilty V) a charge of
breaking Into the home of E. T. Dud-
ley. near Vsnceboro, a few weeks ago
Uwing t) extenuating circumitances
the Juul'S suspended judgment and
aent the boys back home. '
Ail uuring ma oay, anq cKpcciauy cu
ring the foienoon the court room was
crowded with spectators who were in
. . . i i i in j..
terested In the proceedings. At times
during the hearing of soma of the evi
dence in the different cases, it wss al -
most ImrosxiMe lo secure sets. Judge warrant charging him with burglari
Carter waj highly complimented upon sing tbe home of Randall Wi'llam a
the dispatch with which he disposed of fsw weeks ago. The penalty for this
the many cases. In all of his charges lo offense is death in the electric chair or
the jury on the villous caves he was along term In tbe State prison and
roncme and to the point, wasting no much interest is being msnlfested by
v-'ords, but stating the ctse to them in the colored people in regard to the
a com j ! is wsy and in a way that they probable outcome of this cate.
could uo i is" m l every phas. On Friday morning the case of the
This mi i tie oss of the Sttte State vs Hurrill Casey end his wife Le
v Iliifch K.is"k'on Pc , of Wake eun- ona Cstey will be called. Two hun
ty, clisrK' 1 with tho reduction under dred tptx iul veniremen have bsen sum
rron.lrio of mnrritiro of Mlas Henrietta moned for thi trial and the trial will
:htrr)', v, ho st the time Wat ern
il ail a v .r.trr-a at He Cm.Un Ho-
Internal Politics Attributed As
Cause of Ottoman Government
Hesitation "Io Beginning
. ' Operations.
London, Oct. 20 ut of a perfect
maze of conflicting reports and rumors
it la utterly impossible at the "present
stage to sift the grains of truth con
cerning the opening daya of the Turko-
Italian war. - '$'Uy:i'.,"-:
It appears even doubtful whether
there has been any . actual occupation,
and it is practically certain that there
has been no bombardment by the Ital
ian warships. V
It seems also certain that the report
ed destruction of the Turkish fleet is
untrue. In fact, the only result of the
first three days hostilities which cao be
vouched for, is the destruction of the
Turkish destroyers by the Duke of the
Abruzzl's ships off Prevesa, The Tripoli
cable is closely sealed: so that it is im
possible for the outside world to know
what is going on there.
, The Ottoman Government clearly is
not in a buiry and the mott significant
news of the day is the decision of the
Turkish council again to appeal to the
poweis, and in the meantime suspend
Late. tonight this new appeal had not
reached the British Govemiutnt and
there is nothing to ndicate that the at
titude of the powers bat undei gone any
According to the Daily Telegraph's
Rome correspondent, however Ger
many and Austria have already made
unofficial repiesentaticna to Italy,' of
their displeasure at her procedure, and
that if these representations are ignor
ed they will be followed in another
shape by "humiliation to Italy." .
According to (information from di
plomatic sources the landing of the
Italians at Prevesa is greatly resented by
Austria and Germany, and had much to
do with their reported change of atti
tude towards Italy. ''
Turkey's internal politics probably
account in a large measure for her hesi
tation in taking the offensive.
Said Pasha, "the new Grand V rier,
continues his effort to form a coalition
ministry, but finds the task one of al
most insuperable' difficulty,
STRAYED One sow and five pigs,
mark of sow, fork right ear and crop
left, color of pigs; one listed, one
ground squirrel, one sandy, two black
Reward for information or return to
Rev. J. D. White, near Rhems.
Farmers From Onto Will Visit New
A special train will arrive in New
Bern Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock
bringing a large crowd of farmers from
the vicinity of Columbus, Ohio. '
Every farmer in Craven county is re
quested to come to New Bern with his
buggy a"d meet this train next Satur
day.. Automobile ownera have volun
teered to take a number of the visitor
out in the country Saturday afternoon.
A'l those who will meet this trsin are
requested to report to the chamber of
e mmerce room not later than 2:30 Sat
urday where they will ba supplied with
blue ribbons to be worn. The visitors
will understand that all those wearing
blue ribbons are on the entertainment
On Saturday night the visitors will
tr welcomed . at the court house by
speechea from representatives from
New Bern, Oriental, Kinston, Morehead
City and Boaufort " Immediately after
the meeting' at the court boose the
visitors will be entertained at Elks
Club by the Chamber of Commerce.
Eery farmer in Craven -county is lri
vlted to attend the meeting at the court
boute and tba luncheon at tha Eiks
Club. ' :'v - .-V
Paint your house with B
P. S. machinery mixed paint.
J. S. Basnight Hdw. Co.i
Phone 99, for color cards.'
tet in this city, will be trie! From the
day face was arrested ana placed in
jail here there has been n.uch interest
iu the care and there is not the least
donht but that tha courc room will
again be packed with spectators.
Tomorrow will doubtless be taken op
with the trial of George .Crockerham,
; colored, who la nnder indictment on a
douhth'st attract more attention than
any tilul in tl'.a county In aeveralytara,
Entire Session Yesterday Con
sumed' in Hearing Evidence
in Seduction Cas?. The
At the opening of yesterday's session
of Superior Court, the ease of the State
vs. Hugh Napoleon Pace, of Wke
county .charged .with seducing -.'. Miss
Henrietta Daughtery, of th."s County,
under promise of marriage, was taken
up. Messrs Moore & Dunn appeared
for the defendant and the prosecution
waa assisted by Mr. D. E, He- derson.
Considerable time was taken up by
the attorneys in examining several wit
nesses who had arrived on the morning
train and in selecting a jury. At 11:30
o'clock the trial began.
Miss Henrietta Daughtery was first
placed on the stand. She stated tliat
she was 26 years and was the daughter,
of Mr. and Mrs, J. W. Daughtery of
Lenoir county. She told ol meeting
Pace while she was employed as a wait
ress at the Gaaton Hotel. That she
walked out with him on one Oc two oc
casions and that he had asked her lo
let him keep company with h r steadi
ly. This she consented to ano Ppce hr
came a f req'lent visitor at th ; home of
her sister, Mrs. L. K. Tindsl on Han
cock street where she waa staying at
the time. She then told of several oth
er incidents which had but litt e bearirg
on the case. One Saturday t ight he,
Pace, suggested that they go down to
Morehead City on the follow ing' ('ay. j
She consented to tiia and U ey spent
the dy at that resort and upon tht it
return tq New Bern Pace pre posed to
marriage to her and she accted him.
That they set the date for sometime in
August. A few days later Pi'ee calli-d
upon her and prevailed upon her to go
Wilmington within a Any or two and
they would be married there. Site con
sented to this and thry went to that
city on July 20i.h. Upon their arrival
thae thsy went to a hotel and register
ed as man and wife.- Went tip to a
room on the second floor. That Pace
had influenced her under the. promise
of marriage within a fei hours,
have improper relations with bim. . Af
ter they had been down to lun:h, Pace
went out for the purpose of securing a
license, but returned within a short
while and said that they would be com
pel led to return to this city to decure a
license. This they did and Pt.ee made
no attempt to marry her after their re
turn. During her evidence she told of
many incidents that occurred during the
time that she had known Pace but these
had but little bearing on tbe caie.
Miss Daughtery was kept on the
stand several hours, and although she
went through a very rigid cross exam
ination, she stuck to practicilly th j
Bame story which she has re atrd all
along. The defendant's lawyer;; tried in
vain to break down her evidence and
prove that the improper relations she
had with the defendant were of her own
arord and witi her full consent, but in
this they failed. ; ,
Mr, Foy L. Perkins, steward at the
Gaston Hotel, was the next witness
placed on the stand. , He sta ed that
Miss Daughtery worked at theGaiton
Hotel for two years and that during
this time she conducted herself well.
Had been told by her that she intended
giving up her position and get married.
Had seen Pace a few times but was not
acquainted with him.
Mannie Daughtery, colored, the pant
ry woman at tbe Gaston Hotel, said she
had known Miss Henriefa Duughtery
for a number of years. That she told
her that she was going, to Wilmington
to be married to Pace. She. also told
of Miss Daughtery 's physical condition
when she returned from Wilmington.
- Mr. J. R. Fleming stated that he
lived In Wilmington and si ail at the
Orton Hotel, That he saw Pace and
Miss Daughtery at lh hotel on the
data claimed by the prosecution. That
both occupied the aame room.
. Mr. C T. Bennett stated that he was
proprietor of the Gaaton Hotel, knew
Miss Daughtery waa in his employ,
and while there conducted herself in the
proper way and that he had a high re
gard for her.
Bob Daughtery, one of tha colored
barbers at tha Gaston Hotel, slated
that he bad heard Miss Daughtery state
that Pace was going to marry her.
Dr. Z. V. Parker, dentist, and U. S.
Deputy Collector, J, E. Cameron, sta
ted that they knew Miss Daughtery
and that her character was goi tf. Sev-)
ersi other witnesses were also placed on
the stand ana lest in ea as -to u.ea uau-
ghtery t good character.
L K Tindell stated that ho was a
brother- in-law of Miss Henrietta Dangh
tery, that he knew H. N, Pace and that
he had visited Mint Daughtery at his
home. Knew that Miss Dauihtery and
Pace were to be married. Had two con
versations with Pace, one rt hit home
the other at the jail. Told of bringing
Miss Daughtery to the j til to sfe I'sce
at his request. Thsl Pare ofTrred to
marry her at that time but that Me;8
Daughtery refused. '
At this Juncture court took a recent -
When tbe session re-convened at 8
o'clock last evening several witnesses
were called to testify as to the charac
ter of Miss Daughtery am her brother- j
in-law, L. K Tindle. Each of these
witnesses testified that tha character of
these two persons were gpod.
Mrs. Daughtery, mother of Miss
Henrietta, was placed on the stand.
Said she had lived in Lenoir county 40
years, that her daughterjeame to New
Bern in 1908. Was at borne on a visit
in August, T at her daughter wrote
her a let'er. saying that .she and. Pace
were to be married at early date
a id that sbe would Wee for her mother
to be present, ; '
At this juncture the State rested its
cse, , .
Attorneys for the defendant offered
a plea of abatement thatj the case be
moved to Hanover countjj whore the il
legal improper relations pecurred. Plea
Mr. S. R. Matthews, master mechan
ic at the N-S shops hern said he had
known Pace 5 or 6 months, saw bim get
off the train one evening in July. .
Mr. F. I. B. Pace, father of the de
fe idan said he lived in Wake county.
that his son wa 26 yearji of age. Pass
ed through New Bern on 14th of July
enroute to Morehead City, ' saw his son
at depot n re, wai witn tuiss Uiugnt
ery, That he asked how j his wife and
children were; Asked him to stay over
until next day and go jo Wilmington
with him. His son halt been married
abojt 7 years, had three children. Up
on cross examination sat he Baw his
son and Miss Daughtery! at the depot
here at midnight on tbe lotn inst.
Mrs. Pace, wife of the defendant was
next placed on the stand- Said they
had been married 7 years, lived at Rich
mond Va., after leaving there she went
to Wake county to live, that her hus
band had visited her keveral times
since he came to NswBerji.
II. N. Pace was then put on the
stand, said prior to cpmrng here he re
sided in Richmond, had been marred 7
year?, came here Mar 23 1911 and went
to work in the N S Railroad shops.
Visited his wife while he was here
and tried to get her to pome to New
Bern to live. Met Miss 'Diughtery
about 2 weeks after he, came here at
Godley ', hoai ding houetkkgij, JLaJK-.$k. J.
street. Told Miss Daughtery be was
married, that he had told her so a few
days after he met her, Told of taking
her to a moving picture' show and of
their trip to Morehead City, and also of
taking her to the passenger station one
nignt at 12 o'clock to meet his father,
He then went into the details inregerds
to the Wilmington trip and all that oc
curred there, Also told of a buggy ride
they had in this city and what occurred
The case will be resumed at the open
ing of today's session and will doubtless
be concluded this afternoon.
All during t hi day M is8 Daughtery '
aged mother sat within the bar, her
head bowed down with the grief she has
suffered during the past lew weeks. At
times her eyes were filled wi h tears
and one could e tsily set that she had
the sympathy of everyone in tbe court
room. M'sa Daughtery's sister, Mrs
L K. Tind'e, who lives on Hancock
street, sad beside her mother and she
too, seem d to greatly fe si the great
affl'cUon which has befalen the family.
As ha I been previously rumored, Mrs.
Pace of Wake county, wife of the de
fendant, cams into the curt room with
her husband yesterday i rooming nd
took a seat beside hint, She carried
her bahy in her arm during the early
part of the dav. From ippearance she
is a woman who has suffered a great
deal of sorrow and much sympathy was
expressed in her behaf. The court
room was crowded all luring the d iy
and it was necessary for the Judge to
have the Sheriff make them keep to
their seats. ' There is a large number of
witns?s on both files that have not
yet given their evidence and these will
be placed on the stand toddy. After
H. N. Pace had ronclsded his test!
mony, several character witnesses for
Pace were introduced. Court adjoining
at 12:10 a. m. to meet again this 9 a,
m. ; ' -. .,' ;''v " : .. ;
A true bill was found by the grand
jury in the case of tht State vs, George
Crockerham. colored. I charged with
burglarising the home pf Randolt Wil
II inn, also colored a few weeks sgo.
Crockerham was brought - into . court
and plead not guilty tp the bill of in
dictnvnt, A special venire of CO men
was ordered summons! to try the esse.
Tho esse will be csllod this morning
Flora Dudley, colored, plead guilty to
a charge of an assaul
with a deadly
a term of 12
mon'ha In the county
yjm Chapman was fl
nd guilty of an
tisault with a deadly
ced to a term of 8 months on the coun
Romulus Ward, colored, plead guilty
to a charge of csrryinr; concealed weap
ons. Upon recommendation from the
solicitor prayer for Judgment was con
tinue! ami the defetnUnt ordered to pay
the cost of the caso. j
John Gillette, color; j. plead not guilty
to a charge of aa bhshuU with a di-sd'y
weapon upon RostMta Hunter, The jury
return! d a verdict of guilty and the d
fuidutit was sentenced to a term of klx
months on the county els,
until 8:30 o'clock.
Jury Out Only Fifty -Three Miu-
. utes. Sentence Will Be
i " .. -. I " -
At the opening of yesterday morn
ing's session of Superior court the case
of the State vs Hugh! Napoleon Pace
charged with seducing' Miss Henrietta
Daughtery under promise of marriage,
was resumed. ' ?
Mr. George Matthews was the first
witness placed on the stand, said he
had known the defendant Puce for sev
eral months, knew of his character on
ly in th6 shop where he worited, and
that he was liked by ihe men there.
At this juncture the defendant rented
Miss Daiihtery was again placed on
the stand. Said that Pace had told her
that he was not a married man.. That
she never went with him to the train at
midnight to meet his father. That on
the night in question Pace visited her
at the hotel and stayed about one hour,
had never met his father, ha never
had any i nit oral relations before their
trip to Wilmington.
Mr. L. K. Tindal was recalled by the
State. Said he had never drawn a pir
tol on Pace, had not had one in his hand
in two year.
Mr. O. Lupton stated that he arre t
ed Pace at Godlcy's bearding house on
Hancock street, that Pace had a revolv
er lying on hU dresser. Read chartre to
bim and carried him to jail. Had known
Mr. Tindal several yenra and that he
bore a good character.
Mr. N. R. Godley, who conducts a
boarding house on U tncock etre.'t, sta
ted that Pace boarded with him about
six months. Hal conversation with
Pace while he was in 1 til, did not ac
knowledge or deny charge aga'nst him,
said Pace told him later that he had a
divorce case pending. Prior to the time
he was arres'e i it wai runierod that he
waa married, and upon being questioned
In regards 'o the rum.tr be vvjuld not
admit it, but said if any one believed
he was married to let them find it out.
rhat after Pace's arrest, he, Pace, tel
ephoned for him to come to tr. jiil, he
went and tilked with him for a short
whils. Something was said about a com
promise of the case, and Pac? request
ed him to get Tindal to come to see
Mr, M, C. Williams was re-called,
Said that he asked Pace if he was mar
ried, and Pace replied, "let them prove
Mr. J. H. Wyatt, of Raleigh, said he
was a policeman of that city, knew II,
N. Pace for several yeas, and that his
character was bad.
Mr, H. H. McCall said he weotto the
jail to see Pace after his arrest, that
he offered his services, that Pace asked
him to testify that Miss Daughtery was
a bad character and th it he refused to
Several character witnesses were
next placed on the (tand in behalf of
Mua Daughtery and Mr. L. K. Tindal..
H. N. Pace was re-called by the de
fence. Said he had never had a conver
sation with Mr. MoCall in regards to
swearing that Miss Daughtery waa a
woman of bad character. Had never
had any smversation with Mr. Wil
liams in regards to being mtrried.
At this jincture both sides rested
their cases and arumint was begun.
Then began the argum mt by the at
torneys and for four hours they elo
quently plead with the jury, the attor
neys for the State asking for a convio-
inn and those for the defen ie asking
that they return a verdict of not guilty.
The court rxm was packed almost to
suffocation during tha arguments, and
every sped it r waa intent upjn the
proceeding. - V
In his charo to the jury Judge Car
ter said in pirt: ' Gentlemen of the
jury tho defendant is iodicted for the
alleged seduction or Miss Henrietta
Daughtery, who is allowed to be a virt
uous woman. In order .to convict the
defendant, it is necessary for tha State
to prove that bhe war a virtuous wo
man, that she was seduced by the da
fendsnt under a promise of marriage.
But in esse that I hi woman is infli
encad by the man under promise of
mirriage it is seduction.
The remainder of his charge, tha en
tirety of which waa very e incise, dealt
with tbe crimintl.law in regard to sim
ilar cases. During the charge not only
every one in the court room was intent
nnnn his woriln nd although tha room .
was packed, ft pin dropped on the floor
in the rsnr of th room could have been
heard. . - V.
At 4:06 o'clock th case was given to
the jury and at 4:59 o'clock after being
out only 63 minutes returns 1 a verdict
or guilty, ine juuge win roerve nis.
ntnp until S iturdav. - . ' '
Ceorga Crockerham, cole red, was
next placed on trial for his life on a
charge of burglary, He is rep e tented
by the firm of M-wre and D inn. An
hour or morn was taken in selecting a
jury and when this had been con.duded,
Judge Cuter ordered tha court to taka
a recess until this nvrning at 9;30
o'clock. Crockerham is charged with
burglarizing the house of Granville
i ' ' ' " " " '
Notable'Figure in Naval , History
Expires Suddenly in The
Street. . . . . .
New York, Pet. 3rd. -Rear-Admiral
Winfield Sco t Schley, tbe Maryland he
ro of Santiago Bay, now retired, from
active servic?, dropped dead on Fortj
fourth street, near Fifth avenue yester
day afternoon. , .. , ., i -
The Admiral had long been a aufferer
from heart disease, , .v -
Admiral Schley was one of tha most
picturesque figures in the Amnrican Na
vy. A naval court martial, wherein
were aired his disagreements with Ad
miral Sampson on the naval engage
ment off Santiago, Cuba, in tba Spanish-American
war, served to make bim
a popular hero. . ;. : .
Admiral Schley was born in Freder
ick county, Maryland, in 1839. After
graduating at Annapolis In 1860 and
serving during the civil war in minor
capacities he was commissioned in 1866
m lieutenant commander. He did sea
service in 1881, volunteered for and was
placed in command of the expedition
rent to search for Lieutenant (now
Rear Admiral) Greely and his compan
ions, who had been lost from civiliza
tion for nearly two years, and tha 6nd
ing of them in a state of exhaustion
and about to die, constituted one of
the dramatic incidents in Arctic explo
ration. -. - - '
At the outset of the Spanish war in
:838 Admiral Schley was placed in com
mand of what was known as the Flying
Squadron, which sailed from Fortreu
Monroe to ci operate wi.h Admiral
Sampson in operations in the Caribbean
Admiral Schley's death removed one
of the best known officers in the history
of the American navy. His services in
important posts, his half century of ac
t ve naval career and his personality
all contributed to an acquaintanceship
that stretched around the world. On
the streets of Washington and New
York particularly he was a familiar fig
ure. , ," 'i;
-.The Admiral would, have, bo an seventy-two
years old within a week. Upon
his his last birthday be was deluged
witb-'congratulations. "I feel as young
as I ever did,'' said he then, "Go id
health is the greatest blessing and I
have been blessed with it i:
"Don't you wish yoi were again on
the bridge of a battleship V he was
asked. . - f .,
"Oh, I don't know," hs replied. "One
geta tired even of that after 60 years."
Don't say "they haven't
got it" till you've tried us.
J. S. Basnight Hdw. Co.
Sntalt Boy Kills Dear.
Mr. W. J. Morton, of Black Swamp,
Jones count, was in town yesterday
and in convention with the writer
told an interesting story of a deer hunt
a few days ago, near hii home, wherein
his little boy bagged the game. Ben
nie ia only twelve years of age but h
knows how to short and shoot straight,
and has q.iite a reputation as a success
ful hunter. This however, was, the first
deer he has killed, and he made a shot
to be proud of. The deer waa a large,
tires snsg buck, and ona hundred and
ten yards was the distance froa which
the lad brought down hia prixs with
only ode shut tired. ' ' i
Tha School Committee of No. I Town
ship will hold their regular, meeting at
Vanceboro High School Building Wed
nesday October 11th. 2 o'clock. AU
tekchers desising schools in aaid Town
ship will plersi be present C, J. Heath
Supreme Court Decisions
Tha following cases of local interest
were hsnded down yesterday by the
Slate Supreme Court: - . ,
Morton vs Blades, affirmed. ;
.Carteret Lodge vs BilAnger, affirmed,
At his residence 16 King street W.
Taylor Dunn, age W years and 1 month.
Funeral services will be conducted at
!ni " ' afternoon by the Rev.
B- Httrt"f 'clock
( Cedar Grove cemetery. , , '
A gOOd pencil tree With evefj
M. E. Whitehurst
Williams, colored, on Eid street a few
weeks ago and stealing from there the
sura of $G.2". If the jury returoi $
Verdict of guilty it will mean thV i:
trie chair or a long tern in tl.a ' t
Svlveater Exum plead fn'.'.t 1
etiargs of larctny and was e t I to
a term of 4 months on the c ' t I.
Final Arrangements For Trang .
fering Franchise to E. Carl
Greensboro, Oct, 4. A meeting was -
held in the parlor of the Guilford hotel
Monday afternoon by the original in'
corporators of the Raleigh, Charlotte
and Southern Railroad, and tbe final .
transactions for turning over the fran
chise, which was secured at tha laat
legislature, to E. C' Duncan, of Ral
eigh, were carried through. Mr. Dun- ,
can and hia asoociates, whose names
have not boon divulge I, expect to get '
busy right away in making prepara-
tions for building the road, and will
soon get into tha field with the sur-
veyt. The price paid for the franchise
was not made known.' r
Mr. Duncan is very enthusiastic over '
the future promotion and building of '
the road, and steps will be taken at
once toward securing the proper capital
fr financing the proposition. It ia es
timated that from f 7,000,000 to 10,-
000,000. will be ' necessary to put the
line in operation, and that from ona to '
three years will be required for tbe '
Th proposed road will be about 141
milea in length, and according to the
original plan will be extended from
Raleigh to Charlotte via Pittsboro, Al
bemarle and Ashlioro. - It seems to be
the policy of Mr. Duncan to carry this
plan out ; ,
The road will tap the old C. F. & Y.
V. near Siler City, and will pass thro' '
the manufacturing district of Randolph
county, which will include Cedar Falls,
Franklinville and Ramseur. A branch
line ia proposed to extend from some
point near Pittsboro to Greensboro via
Saxapahaw, Haw River and Burlington,
a distance of between 50 and 60 milea.
By reason of its connection with tbe
Norfolk and Southern at Raleigh, tbe
proposed road will giv Charlotte di
rect connection with Norfolk.
The Raleigh, Charlotte and Southern
Railroad will pass through a new aeo-'
tionof unlimited resourcea, especially
of timber and water power. It will g
near the great Whitney plant, which ia
rapidly Bearing completion. It will give
to the countiea through which it paasea
an east and west line through a territo
ry for a radius of 40 miles each way.
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A good pencil free with every
5c. tablet. M. E. Whitehurst
C eatore Opera House Monday Night
An event in tbe musical world of thia
city will be the appeirance of Sig.
Oreatore an I Hia Band Oct. 9 h. If
Creatore could describe the force which
emanatsa from him when he takes the
baton he might be able to answer the.
question; What ia genius? No one can
'ell what it it, but everyone feels that
Creatore has it The apirit of it travels
over the bouse, electrifies every mem
ber of the band arid makes people ia
tremble with appreciation. The Ashe
ville Citizen last February said; "Wiz
ard of the Baton is Great Creatore.
Musical triumph laat night at the audi
torium. Peerless leader' provei claim
that he baa the finest band in the world.
Proving beyond all question his claim
to superiority the great Creatore de
lighted two large audiencej at tbe
Auditorium yesterday after and even
ing. It ia no. exaggeration to state
that no band artist who has ever visit
ed Asheville created such a- lasting and
favorable impression aa did this mag
nificent leader of a matchless organiza
lon. While Creatore hat mannerisms'
decidedly individual, he ia magnetic and
bis fervent spirit communicated Itself
to hia players and to his audience. Hia
band rendered a musical program of the
b ghest excellence and of wide range.
Brasses aid reeda vied with each" other
in tare phrasing and delicate expres
sion, and the andienee was at times
carried away by the emotione of the
music which mounts! t j the dome of
the big Auditorium."
AH seats in balcony reserved far
white people. First two rows 75 cents,
all others 60 cents. Subscribe rt to seats
on Drat floor $L00. All on sale now at
SOTICX. . . . r
The public school commit Ue of No.
8 township Craven eounty, will meet in
the law office of P. M. Pearsall In the
city of New Bern on Saturday Oct 7th,
1911 at II o'clock a. m, for the purpose
of electing teachers for the schools of
said township. Sept. SO.
P. M. PKARSAI.L,
W. K. BAXTER,
, Secret try.: .... "
Don't ' let the cold sr.?p
catch you without a hct:i
from J. S. Dacniht III ,
Co. 67 S. Front St.. I '