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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY.' N. C. TUESDAY OCTOBER. 17, 1911 FIRST SECTION
MURDER IN SECOND
WREE, VERDICT OF
Sentence Teh" Years
t t s 1 . t 1 .
at nard Labor in
State Prison. Clos
ing Midnight Seen
J an Impressive One.
Wfind the defendants Leon and
Burrill Casey guilty of murder In the
second degree, with recommendation
; for mercy. .'
, Such was the finding of the jury at 11
o'clock Friday night, in the now famous
- Casey trial for murder.
It was aft impressive, acene' in the
cwrt room, when ,,'the verdict was de
clared. Perhaps 200' persons, men and
;- boys werojiresent rawn by an impel
ling fascination,, that is not explainable.
Not electrocution,1 but imprisonment,
this is terrible enough," yet the defen
dants gave no vioible signs 4hat they
. felt the sentence. ' Tha crowd leaned
forward to note' every' expression' -and
; to hear every wof( of Judge or eouo
aet or Solicitor, that might be uttered
in the closing seen of sentencing the
husband and wite, with the poor inno
cent babe, unconscious of the doom
r awaiting its barenks, that must in de
gree for eer bear the stigma of shame.
Immediately iipoh the verdict being
rendered Mr. elver, for the defend
ants, madtf an appeal which was not
granted, the counsel stating bis objec
tions. " V " "
Judge Carter in passing the sentence,
gave every visible evidence of the
hardness of the task, . He stated that
the court had tip doubt as to the crime
, aaaiteg4 bem committed and the
guilt of Leon Casey. ' The court .had
carefully noted the appearance and
expression of the1 worn in during the
. trial, and her utter lack of appreciation
of the magnitude of the crime charged
against" her. The extreme youth at
which shewed married, her surround
ings, the disparity Inths ages of herself
. and her first husband Joseph Whitty,
44 and 15 Veers, seemed to deprive her
of all moral ideas', and today while le
gally responsible, she waa not mor
rally conscious of responsibility in the
death of Josepli Whitty. The turpitude
oi tne crime warranted the lull sen
tence30 yfatf, booths court could Oct
but regard the yquthfulness ofLeota
Casey, only mature physically,, atill a
cbild in fbtelc lnd in the conception
of moral Wail,' therefore tha sentence
would be Xear, At this, Mr. Mc-
( Iver inplored the court's mercy that the
sentence would be put in two. The court
replied that it would make the sentence
10 years at . hard, labor in the State
. prison, which would make . the time a
little over 8 years V
The court gave, Bun ill Casey the
. same sentence, judging him an acces
sory with, S .knowledge of the crime if
- noi a participant, i : , -
It was after midnight when the court
took a rece to this morning. (-
In the moin'ng session Mr. Mclver finish
ed bis argument for the defense; The so
licitor followed court taking a recess
for dinner, ta solicitor completing bis
arguments to the Jury in the afternoon
Judge Carl er then made his charge to
v. the jury fcbich retired about 6 o'clock.
Don't say. "they haven't
got it" till , you've tried us.
J.'S. Basnight Hdw. Co."
' lady Accldently Shot. -
WlnatoD-SalemOct, 14. News waa
received here todav that sirs. Bruce
Craven, of North Wilkesboro, waa accl -
dentally shot Wedeaday with a piatol
and that, while the wound is regarded
as quite serjousj her ' condition this
morning was reported to be favorable.
The attending phvsician tbinka aha will
It appearij that Mr. Craven was ma
king up (he jied. in her room when ber
husband's piatul which waa under the
pillow, dropped out on tha floor and
was discharged, the ball taking effect
in Mrs. Craven's abdomen.. -
Mr. Crayon, before ha entered the
practice of litw s ver K waa one of
the leading edqeators in North Carolina
being sticrii ' 'ident of the gradH
school at Kineoii',xand other pointi ip
the State. Mr, Craven is a' brother of
Prof. II. B. Craven, of New Bern
A Goo j Oil Heater.
Noihinj Is letU r to heat quick with,
titiin n Od Stove. I have the Barlor
whi"h is coiu.lilered the best, price from
fi.ca to ii.D.
J. S. MILL!:?..
Mass Meeting At Baleigh to Coo
' 'J-iidefi-Itt Effect On
Raleigh, Oct. 12-Th North Carolina
Farmers Union, ui conjunction with the
commissioner of agriculture, Hon. W.
A. Graham, baa issued a call for a mass
meeting here on Wednesday. October
18. 1911 for the following purposes:
To consider low priced cotton as it
affects the farmer.. '
To consider low priced cotton as it af
fects the merchant.
To conaider low priced cotton as it af
fects the banker. V".""----
To consider 'low priced cotton as it af
fects the southern manufacturer. '
To conMder low priced cotton as it af
fects aouthern railroads. -
V To devise ways and means for a bet
ter method of marketing cotton.
To devise ways aod means for hold
ing cotton oft the market.
To devise, ways and means for instrue
tlon in scientific marketing and distri
bntion aa well aa in scientific produc
Representative men in all vocations
and callings ate invited to attend the
meeting and discuss these questions
which lie at the very foundation of the
happiness and prosperity of the people.
in cheap plain oak just received a car,
they are well made and look good, price
(18.00, $20.00, $22.50 and $25 00, extra
dre ser at (6.50, $7.50 and $9.00. Beds
$2.50, $3.50, $4.50, $5.50 and $6.60, for
good service to the ; parties that don't
feel lke( investing much in furniture.
J. S, MILLER..
Elizabeth City. Oct. 12th. At the
home of the bride in , White street rn
Wednesday at high noon, Miss Hattie
Bailey, one of El'iibeth City's most
popular young ladies, became -the wife
of Mr. William F. Dowdv. a nromtnent
young business man of New Bern.
"The wedding was a quiet event, only
the relatives and a number of intimate
friends being present.
Rev. E. W. Stone, pastor of the First
Baptist church, performed the ceremo
ny, which was very beautiful and most
Following the marriage, a luncheon
waa served in honor of the bridal party.
Mrs, Dowdy is a most attractive young
lady and has a hjst of friends through
out this section.
New Bern, Take Notice '
Mr. Editor-Please stop my ad at
once. Since my last aa was piacea in
your paper my business has increased
so I cannot hardly wait on my custt
mers. - Please stop until further notice.
One fins mule for sale. "Big Hill,"
the Shingle and Paper Roofing Man.
Nothing New, He Does It Ivery Where
He is ths same Judge "Bob" Pee
bles no matter "whar" the court is sit
ting, and it can also bo said that county
lines do not appear to .change human
nature one bit In North Carolina. We
observe both in viewing the result of a
1 quor trial up ia Wayne county super1!-
A man ln-Goldiboro waa trie!
'f' 'g whwkey, and the Slate made
out what was considered a one csar,
showing among other things that the
defendant had received large shipments
of whiskey. The defense offered no
testimony ; whereupon Judge Peebles
very properly charged the jury if it be
lieved tha evidence it ahould return a
verdict of guilty. However, nine jurors
did not believe ths evidence, or at least
wouldn't vos for tha verdict of tuilty,
and at last Judfa Peeblea had to make
mintrial.-tout in dolnff ao ha made the'
nine jurors stand op, while he told them
a few thinga and then diicharged them
from jury service. Tbla beats anything
that has as yet happened In this county
in the way of queer verdicts, snd we
cn't imagine how, in ths fae of the!
evidence presented, the jurors reached
the conclusion that the defendant was
nit guiUy, but we also can't see what
right Judge Peeblea had to censure
them, nor disqualify them because they
did not agree with him. Such proced
ure looks too much like trampling on
the rights of the people, and too much
l.ke a omit u '. j power to force a ver-d:et.-V,7.
- jt,a Dl-'uteh.
Initiative, Referendum and Recall
Denounced By Arsb.bi.ihop
Council Bluffs, la., Oct. 13.
Initiative.referendum and recall were
termed the weapons of mobocracy bj
Archbishop Jre'and in an address at the
banquet of the Army of the Tennessee
here Wednesday night. , i
'The clamor now is heard," Archbis,
hoo Ireland said, "that the orgjnjziftion
of American .democracy Ut,'h as the re
public nas. kmwn for - century and a
quarter must be altered, torn ajunder,
under the pretence that with it the peo
ple do not govern with sufficient direct
ness, lift us hope that this clamor is
but a passing ebullition of feeling.
"Democracy, yes; mobocracy, never,
And toward mobocracy we are now bid
den to wend our way. Th e shibboleths
of the clamor the initi ative, referen
dum and recalls-put into general prac
tice, as the evangelists of the new so
cial gospel would fain have them, are
nothing more nor less than the madness
of democracy. The highest and purest
moral virtues run intoextretnes become
evil so with democracy.
'May we not, it ia asked, trust the
people? Yes, we 'trust the people, as
che framers of our Constitution trusted
them; as the people trust themselves
when interests other than political are
at stike, remitting thoie interests to
experts. We trust the people when
they treat matters with which they are
'In the long run American public
opinion will be sure to right itself: the
misfortune is as we know too well, the
people may suffer from a temporary ex
citement. From the. consequences of
such excitement we should strive to save
"With the initiative and referendum,
legislative bodies become mere bureaus
of registration and exchange for popu
lar views and opinions. All conclusive
authority is lost to them. A small frac
lion of the DODulation sets the mechin-
ery of legislation in motion, retards or
annuls its decrees. And. this for all
subjects, the most abstruse and compli
cated. ' The ultimate verdict, it is true
rests with the whole people; but many,
we must admit, as the problems regard
ing which the whole people have no ade
quate knowledge, to which in ti e throes
of a political campaign the prople ate
unable to' give the requisite reflection.
'But the worst is the recall. Stability
and independence in office for a fixed
period of time are essential. Liable to
recall, the official is continuoutily watch
ful of Lublic opinion. And then we
must remember the peYil to the public
peace of. the commonwealth. Fifteen
or even ten per cent, of the voters at a
preceding election gatheied probably
from" the defeated party may force,
the recall and bring on the turmoil of a
- "But what if the official has proved
himself unworthy of his trust? Our
laws and Constitution provide a remedy.
Let him be impeached and judged by
well estabi ished and impartial courts.
"The peril from the recall ia shown
when it Is extended to the judiciary. If
ever indepedence from popular clamor
ia imperiously demanded it is when
men are bidden to speak in the name of
supreme justice, regardless of conse
quence, when absolute calmness of mind
are the prerequisite to a decision. '
"Whatever the social or political rev-
olutlona with which the country may be
threatened, for the sake of America,
let us pray the God of nal ions, let there
be no sacreligiogs hand laid upon the
courts, impairing their independence or
lowering their .majesty.'
' - A Good Heater.
' You can get the Wifcon & Coles wood
heater nearly as cheap as inferior makes,
just consider the amount of fu-l you
will save and the life of the heater. '
t , J. S. MILLER. ,
The John Robinson Circus Parade. .
The circus parade is an all important
feature. Thousands watch tne parade
and judge the circus according. . Tues
day Oct 17, the great John Robinson 10
B g Shows will exhibit in this city. Its
parade of one mile in length is a spec
tacle to charm and delight the thous
sods of people, old snd young,-and for
ths public convenience the line of march
of this parade ia now published, ao that
i every one can select a - place to See the
w Snderful sight, and be tomfortably
located in aeeing the circus wonders of
horses, elephants, wild animals etc.
Sereeant R, P. Montague will be of-
flee of day and be in the front of the
parade which will lake, the following
line of march: From grounds on Nat
ional Ave, National Ave and George St.
to Broad. Up Broad 11 Fleet. Down Fleet
to Po!lo:k. Down Pollock to Middle,
Down Middle to South Front. Enat on
South Front to Craven. Up Craven to
Graves to Middle, Down Middle to
Brnnl. West on I)ro.d to Georgo,
thtneoto grounds on National ave.
AURORA SEGTIQN A6AIF4
asks mm '
So Can Make Keif iiBern'It Mar
' . ket. Four Miles Road -
'l To Build. ' f
The Walker road iafknown to nearly
every merchant of Netf .Bern, and most
of its clticna. Someears ajo a fund
was subsqrjbecMorejsir this road, but
it was not wisely epoL; and today this
much needed road forf this city 's coun
try trade is miserable condition. As
the- season is .dr is it more passable
than usual, but any wet spell will again
render jt impassable. . .v l,. - v
A resident farnvir from the Aurora
section was a caller at the Journal of
fice Friday, . and told both of the road's
condition, and what ; would , result in
trade benefits to the merchants here, if
four miles of the.-Walker road was
proporly ditched, this being all that is
needed to repair to give a fine road ef
25 miles from Aurori, beyond and this
side and so secure theiarmsrs along this
road who want to come to New Bern t
sell their products and buy goods here.
The desire to react! Ne Barn for a
market is so urgent by the people in
the above section, that a petition show-
ng that this road will be rebuilt and
kept in good condition all the time, will
find signers who will .pledge money to
assist the work. . It is estimated that
$1,000 will pi ace this mad in order, and
no better work could bounder taken by
tha Chamber of Commerce than seeing
to this matter, and. by getting this
road rebuilt bring to "this city a large
trade that now goes else where.
Jury List For (I. S. Circuit and Fed
The following list of j irors havebeen
drawn for the next terra of the U. S,
Circuit and Federal court, which con
venes in thi city on O -titter 23-d, with
Juuge R. D. Conntr presiding;
G L Griflb, Orient I; H A White,
Greenville; S W Styr-m, Auroraf Frank-
lirt Dull. InHtituterTS Davis," Go'ds
boro; Wash Garris, SpeighU Bridge;
W L Arendeli, Morehead City; W K
Baxter, New Bern: SG Pat", Fremont;
Peter Andrews, Trenton; M D Lane,
Fort Barnwell, J W Speight, Snow Hill:
WB Hargett, Tuckahoe; Jaseph Gas-
kill, New Bern; Daniel Whitford, Pol
lockeville; Geo. T Farnell, Bayboro;
John Cox, Dudley; KR Wilkinson, Au
rora; W A Litchleld, Aurora; John D
Pierce, Ay den; J M Mitchell.GoIdsboro;
M E Dail, Hyco; R H Ha'dy, LaG ange;
W H Bry, New Bern; N L Carrow,
Beaufort; J S Hine, Ayden; W B Nu-
I I as, Wintervillc; W H Hammond, Com-
f.rt; Evei'ett Taylor. Snow Hill,. Al
mond Hamilton, Wit: J L Fentress,
Ma iM; WT Mayo, Meslc; B S Rus
sell, Hcigue; J F Hooker, Kinston, A L
E Weeks,' New Bern; Asa Jones, Jr.,
Snow Hill; Josephus ! Moye, Greenville;
C W Priduen. Kinston; W K Styon,
New Bern; Bri ;e tiott, Richlands; H
W Horn, Catherine Lake.
.' SECOND!' WEEK. '
John D Jarman, f Richlands;. II C
Armstrong, New Bern; Wm. Hurst,
Ward's Mill; Jesse P Quinnerlv. Quin-
nerly; Hughes B Holland, New Bern;
J M Edgerton, Genoa; M G Moye,
Greenville; Wm. Wtieatly, Beaufort;
E M Jarmon, Tuckahoe; J W S Bea-
man, Snow Hill; G W Elerton, Golds-
boro. Alex Sutton,; La Grange, W. G
White, Vanceboro'J Z Brooks, Grifton;
Herman Ervin, Richlands; A I Grim'
sley, Hookerton; DB Hooker, Bayboro:
Msrvia MaSon Atlantic. "
Two Wet ks jciia of Craven doun
ty Superior Court Closed
; '.. . ' ' Yesterday. ; v 7
A tw week lerm of Craven County
Superior court,alf: of which but a few!
j hours, was consumed In the hearing of
criminsl cases, came to a closa yeu'ter-
aay, mucn to ine rener 01 mo juage,
attorneys and all others 'Who wnra In
terested. ' - j ' ;;' ' - j '
When court Convened on October 2
for a two weeks j term; one week for
criminal cases anc one week for the
bearing of civil cases, it was understood
that if it were found nerea ary, ti con
sum the entire term with the cri ninal .can prevent hair from thinning or fall
cases that such would be done.' Wh n ing put by1 using PARISIAN' SAGE
the sensational Casey murder trial ws which ia sold on money back plan.'
called 6n Friday. ' October 6th. it was PARISIAN SAGE aoaks into the
almost s certainty that the case, would root) of the hair, and not oil destroys
consume five or aix d iys at the lasf the'microbes that ctuse la'r troubles
and all of the remaining criminal caes but furnishes to the hair just the kind
and also the cases on the civil, docket, of nourishment tt make hair grow lux
were continued until the next term, Af- uriant aod to put life end baauty into
ter the jury in the Casey trial had been it. The girl with the Auburn hair is on
ttiven the ci- Friday afternoon a few every carton and btt'e of PARISIAN
of Demotions and minor mitters on
is civil docket were dtioBed of, this
whs ll tin was done toward dealing
t'.u. civil dock if. '
Ujoger in Senate's Failure To Rat
Washington, Oct. 13. Secretary of
State Knox, who has been spending the
summer and early autumn in the North
and at Hot Springs, has returned to
Washington to take op the question of
the loan to be mnde by American bank
ers to the government of Nicaragua for
the purpose of liquidating the national,
foreign and internal indebtedness.
This situation has been made acute
by the announcement of the British
government, which, it is understood,
his officially reached the Stata Depart
ment, that if payment of its $5,09),O00
claim against Nicaragua is not made by
October 21 proceedings will be institu
ted to collect the money. . The United
States ia not in a pesition to ask Great
Britain to withhold its suit on this
claim, inasmuch as American creditors
would be interested in such action, and
Great Britain would likely decide that
British clnitns are as important as those
The question of the Monroe doctrine
is regarded as a most delicate one in
view of the declaration that has been
made by the United States The State
Department may be forced to acknowl
edge that it is incapable of upholding
the famous doctrine in the face of Eu
ropean action in the Western Hemis
phere through tha failure of Congress
to ratify the lo in treaties made by the
State Department vith Nicaragua and
These treatiec, which provided for
the protection of both the republ cs and
the financiers interested in the matter
of the loans, were favorably accepted
by both repub.ics but rejected by the
United S ates Senate. Agreements at
ready have been siirned between the two
Latin countries and the New York bank
en for sums rang ng from ten million
to twelve million dollars each. The ad
vance of the money was held ud by the
bankers until the inierested govern
ments ratified the treaties, and now the
governments are understood to be back
ward about closing the dea's owing to
the lack of the officia guarantee by the
United States Government
Don't let the cold snap
catch you without a heater
from ' J. S. Basnight Hdw.
Co. 67 S. Front St., Phone
Alumni Holds Meeting.
The Craven county Alumni of the
University of North Carolina held an
informal social at the Elks temple last
Friday night in honor ' of University
Day, which was celebrated according to
cuHtom On October 12 at the University,
Tho occasion was an erjiyable one to
those who had gathered in annual con
clave to renew the spontaneous pledge
of fealty to their alma mater. They
entered with heartiness ol spirit at d
genuiness of interest into a discussion
of plans to increase tha usefulness of
that institution, and attesting fealty of
their regard, and proving their faith by
their work, they raised on the spot the
sum of $30 to further the work of or
gsnizir.g the Alumni of the Siate
into a ' position of efficiency and
influence. In addition to this they vot
ed to donate enough money to purchase
a scholarship for some worthy Craven
county boy. .
Mr, A.' D. Ward was elected presi
dent of the Craven caunty Alumni for
the next year and Mr, Wm. Dunn, Jr.,
was elected as secrataey.
Immediately after this election had
been held the following were elected aa
delegates and alternates to the General
Assembly of the Alumni to be held at
commencement next year;
Delegates: T. D.- Warren,, A. D,
We'd. C. R." Thomas, William Dunn,
Jr., Dr. R N. Daffy and George Att
more. . ;' " ' '.' :
Alternate-W. B. R. Guion, Dr,
Raymond Pollock, Prof. Cox and D. E,
STOPS FALLING HI
Bradhatu Drug Co., Guarantees
Parisian Sage, the Real Hair
You can abolish every particle of dan
druff, you can 'stop itching scalp, you
SAGE. Look fur it as imitations are
numerous. . Large bottle 61) cents at
Braiflmm Drug Co., and druggists every
TURERS MUST PAY
State, County and City Tax Ou.
The Guano Manufactured
Judge Frank Carter rendered a de
cision last Friday in Craven County
Superior Court which may mean a sav
ing to the ; people or North ' Carolina
the enormous sum ' of $250,( 00 or nrire
this year and even greater Saving' in
the years to come. The judgments,
for there were two tfaies involving' jirC
ticsily the same q iestion, were render
ed in the esses of the Pocompke Guano
Co.. vs. J. W. Biddle. Shpiiff of Cra
ven county and the Board of Commis
sioners of Craven county anil the p.' B.
Martin Company agtinst the same de
fendants. It seems that for twenty
years or more there has been a statute
on the books providing for an inspection
charge of twenty cents on each ton of
fertilizer sold in the state arid that the
charge is paid by the purchase of cer
tain tags by the guano manufacturers
from the Agricultural Department of
the State. These tags are attached to
all of guano sold in North Carolina and
the statute after providing for the pur:
chase of the tags and the' placing 0'
them upon the guano packed, gos on
to say that whenever any. manufactur
er of fertilizers shall have paid the
charges for the tags, his goods shall
not be liabie lo any further tax. Whether
by city town or county. This law, the
fertilizer manufacturers claim, ex
empt them from any tix levied on them
from paying any tax levied on them by
any county or town. The Board of
Cummihioners of Crtven county recent
ly caused the fertilizer of the plaintiffs
in the cases men i med to be placed on
the tax books and ordered the sheriff to
collect the taxes juBt as taxes were col
lected from other species of property.
Then it was that the plaintiffs refused
to pay the tat. ' .: ' :v.
Tho city was represented in the ease
by Mr. R, A. Nunn while Mr. E. M.
Green appeared in behalf Of th coun
ty. In rendering his decision Judge
Carter said, that he was satisfied thai
the constitution of the State required
all real and personal property .to be
taxes by a uniform rule according to its
true value in money and and that all
taxed levied by any county mUst be
uniform and ad valorem upon all prop
erty in the county, except property ex
empted by the constitution itself or
such as the legislature waa" authorized
by the Constitution to exemp. Where
upon he decided that the tax levied by
the County Commissioners was ' valid
and signed an order dissolving the re
straining order and giving the judgment
against the plaintiffs for the amount of
the tax levied which in the two cases
amounted to over 11700, From this
judgement the plaintiffs appealed to the
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NEWPORT ITEM 3.
Oct 16. Mr. J. J. Norman with the
Gilbert Drug Co., of Baltimore, was
Mr. Geo. N. Ives of New Bern was
here Friday looking after the interests
of his farm.
Mr, Coley ith the News 4 Observer
of Raleigh was s pleasant visitor here
Friday. " ;
Mr, D. N. McCain and daughter Miss
Lovie of this place left Friday morning
(or Jacksonville, and other points.
Mr. Tolson, with the Turner furniture
Co., of New Bern was hers Friday.
Mr, I. W, Haskett, formerly of this
t w.1. now employed with 'he A. C. I,
Ry. at Sumter, P. C. is her visiting
rela ivei a ui friends,
Miss 0ey Garner who is attending
stlimd a Morehead City, epant Saitr-
dry h re, " " """" ; , ''. ;,''' .
Mr. and Mrs. W, F. Taylor of Bogus
arrived here Sunday afurooon, enrout
for New Bern. t ' ; ; ,
Messrs. J. L. Gtrner, i. C. Garner,
A. L, Wilson and C. A. B;1l, left her
Sunday nigl t for Beaufort to attend
court there next week. . ' . ' '
Mr. I.. A. Garner of Beaufort spent
Sunday here. ' . .
' ' i - .
Mr. Walker of Richnnnd Va., a-iived
Friday to look after the improvements
of the lands now owned by th Trinity
Land Co. of Carteret Lo gp. . '
The managers of Tl
always look to t!;2 ct
nine cf t!.:ir r
Eecommcnd Fencing Placed Inside
Fiont Cells in Jail to Keep
Piisonera From Windows.
The following report has ben made .
by the Grand Jury for the October term
of Craven County Superior Court:
To His Honor Frank Carter, Judge pra-
siding: , ' '
.We, tha grand jurors for the October
term 1911 of the Superior Court of Cra
ven county, make to the Honorable '
Court the following report of the duties
performed by us: '
There have been brought before ua 32
bills of indictment,- of which 29 have
been returned by us as true bills, on
as not a true bill, and two we return
'not acted on for 'the lack of wifness-
es. Eleven or these indictments were
against white people and twenty-one
against negroes. , We make seven pre
sentmenta. We visited the office of the Register
of Ddeds, and found the records neatly
kept, and in a business-like manner; -the
office has a very neat and elean ap- .
pparance. - ,
We visited the office of the Clerk of
the Court, and found all record kept
in a business-like way, as far aa the fa- v
cilities of that ofti '.e will permit, but
we recommend that the vault be en- '
larged at one--, so that all records can
be preserved properly, which is impos
sible with the present vault.
We visited the Sheriff's offica and
found everything in good condition.
. We visited the jail and found same
to be in a good condition, all the pris
oners seemed to be perfectly satisfied, .
there being no complaint whatever. We
recommend the following improvements:
Iron fencing extending from the side
walls to the front of steel cells, thua
preventing the prisoners loitering about
the fiont: windows, and calling and
whistling to peopl 3 on the street, we
also find the jail yard in a very go xl
condition.., : . ; '
We visited the county home, found
a'l houses, yards and outhnusos in a
very good condition. ' We : especially
commend the matron, Mrs. Williams,
for the interest and pride she takes in
the home and all the innutes were found
to be perfectly satisfied V v
We visited the convict camp and
found everything in a good condition.
we also visited the convicts at work on
Trent road about aeven miles from New
Bern, and found all to be perfectly sat
isfied. ," i - , . .
-We examined ths road ' reports and
found all roads to be in a good condi
tion. The only complaint we find ia that
he bridges in No. 6 township are in a
bad condition, these bridges are kept up 1
by. the county. We recommend the
commissioners to have theje bridges re
paired at once. ... ,
We examined tha magistrate's re
ports and find, upon checking same with
the treasurer' report that there have
been fines imposed in two cases, where
same have not been collected to wit: S.
R. Street, J. P., $5 00; W. R. Barring-
ton, J. P., $5 00. ? '
W also find the Treasurer's report
shows fines from the following Justices .
of the Peace, from whom we have no
J. S. Morton, W. B. I pock and J. A.
Eubinks. ' .
We recommend the magistrate! to be
instructed to aiwaya file their reports
in all eases. .
We examined the list as furnished by
the C'erk of the Court, of guardians
and their wards, and adjudged same to
Respectfully Submitted '
" , N, M. FARROW.
v Foreman. '
Wrights Silver Cream.
Whitehurst & Co.
John Arbuckle, sugar refiner, declar
ed the tariff on raw sugar to be "a
wicked Ux "
-J ! - - - . L 1J1J. 111-
( j) In Us ninth year of
si-A unrivaled popular-
ity.wilh an annual
sales of millions
m sales of milUonsr,
J1 to-dry V..z 1
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