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.' NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY. N. C. TUESDAY NOVEMBER; 21. 1911---FIRST SECTION
GRAFT POINT Oil
GREATEST BLOW ;
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Favor Compensation Lav For
Inn rh lr- Wniwi rtn I I mm I nrl IV
: "j pendence of Porto Eico. A
Atlanta. Nov. , 17 The American
federation of Labor, inannual conven
tion here,, decided to urge" Congress to
pass a workman's compensation law,'
giving a minimum of five years' wages
to employes killed in services. - -'
... A resolution, which is believed cer
tain of adoption, will nrge the passage
of the La Follette bill, which would
give free speech to Government clerks.
The measure would abrogate the Exe-i
cutive order issued by Roosevelt and
maintained by f aft which prohibits the
employes of the Government from tak
ing part in any effort for legislation
without the specific perm'ssion of the
heads of their department,-
The United Mine Workers introduced
a resolution condemning the National
Civic. Federation and requesting all
members of the American Federation
. of Labor sever their connection jvith
the Civic Federation. This,' it is ex-
pected, will precipitate a fight and may
result in an effort to prevent the re
election of President Gompera, r " .
-. In a recent statement Gompera said
that hsi believed his 'connection with
the Civic Ftidera'ion was of great value
to him and that be would not sever it.
Be is strongly of the opinion that it is
in the Interest of labor to maintain the
present relations. The United Miners
have attempted before to cause the re
tirement of Gompera and the election
of a younger rran, but so far they have
found little support in their effort. :
A resolution urging the granting of
independence to Porto Rico was present
ed by a delegation from the island. It
will be considered later. Fraternal
delegates . from England, Canada and
Porto Rico were received.
New Bern, Take Notice.
Mr. Editor Please stop my ad at
once. Smee my last ad was placed in
your paper my business has increased
sq I cannot hardly wait on my custo
mers. Please stop until further notice.
One fine mule for sale. "Big Hill,'
the Shingle and Paper Roofing Mao.
By kindly consideration of J- Leon
Williams Secretary, to the members of
Camp Njw Bern No, 1,162 United Con
federate Veterans a complimentary
- ticket will be furnished each member
of the Camp to attend tbe Aviation
meet on 22 of Nov. 191L . Tickets can
be procured from S. R. Street, Lieut..
Commander, or J, F, Clarke, Adjt. -
-Red Cross Stamp Booths. .'
Washington, Nov. 17th. -Red Cross
Christmas etimps will be placed on sale
in aH cities about tbe flrtt of Decem
ber according to he plan announced by
Secretary Charles L. Magee, of the
American Red Cross Society.- -"
For thn flrtt time sale of the stamps
will te permitted this year In ail post
offices. Seer tiy of the Treasury,
MacVeagh sent a bule in order today
to custodian? of all poVoTic buildings
to permit installation of tooth.
Postmaster General Hitchcock also
is aiding the stamp sales by authorising
their us on the hacks of aH letters snd
other mail matter. - Only use of the
stamps on the front of Utters is pro-
Perfectton Oil Heaters- The
Only Perfect - Heater. M. E.
Whitehurst & Co.
Fight Upon N 8 Railroad tods.
Norfolk, Nov. 17th -The Supreme
Court of Virginia today affirmed the
dismissal by Judge James L. MjLo
more on thecirciit court here of the
action brought by the Van Dke-Ze 1
syndicate, of Philadelphia, to get pos
session of the Norfolk-Southern Rail
road property and franchises on the
ground of a contract of purchase taking
priority over ; hi. Federal Court fore
cloaeure sale when the old Norfolk and
Southern Railway receivership reorgan
ization bought in tbe property here sev
eral years ago. '
TliU ends the long litigation by the
Philadelphia interests, which twice car
ried tlieir caw to the Supreme Court o
, TTnlt.H Stati. tha Fedoral Court'
. . .. inriiiiii nrrwilinor Worn aetkn
i.i t! e Slate court whore there were
f.'i I lis rM)dni against all the physt-
I li ia ! s both in Virgin! t and North
ruliua of the Norfolk-Southern ey-
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OF JE WEEK
Interesting Society - Debates
School Magazine. - Foot Ball
' Games Scheduled.
Another TSiglish Grammar test in
tbe 8B grade on Frjdsy morning, re
sulted to victory for tbe boys.
'The two" literary societies met. on
Friday 'bight at the Griffin building.
Tbe girls, evidently, have been looking
into the city government, for the sub
ject under discussion waa "How Our
City is Governed. This' aver interest
ing theme Was discussed under four
heads: "The Mayor" by Mabel Cohen;
?The Aldermen" by Blanche GaskiU;
'The Police" by Bess Hollowell, "Tax
ea" by Ruth Baxter. -
The boys ha J a debate on the question
of compulsory school laws in North
Carolina. Affirmative. Robert Knapp,
Fred Cohen, Leroy Willis. Negative
Bouner Tbomason, - Boone Groves,
Francis Willis. Declamation by Charles
: Tbe material. has been sent to the
printers for tbe first number of the
school maasine. . We think this num
ber will prove quite interesting ea
pecially to all New Bern people. Ger
trude Carra way has quite a readable
artki e on "Soma Unkrown Historical
Spots in New Bern and VicinityThere
should be several hundred subscribers
in the town to this worthy enterprise of
the school children. We have aa much
ability in New Bern to get out a first
class school magazine aa any other
place, but it requires subscriptions and
advertisements to finance it, Your
name and 60c sent to John Suter Jones
or Carl Bunting will secure tbe maga
zine for this year. .
On Tuesday morning, the 8 Litera
ture class was delighted to have com
pany. Invitations had been sent to the
parents of each member of tbe clasa to
come out and aee how a class in Shake
speare'a Julius Caesar is started off in
school now. When the play is finished,
we hope their visitors will come back
and Judge of the knowledge and appre
ciation of the class, after several weeks
vig rou work. - -
The Adv. 1st. grade has just begun
to leiro to spell and Friday had Its first
spelling bee. Those remaining stand
ing at the end of a twenty minute per
iod, were eight on one side and nine of
the other. Lillian Smith. Lola Taylor,
Corena Jeannette, Anna Fields, Mary
Ireland, Katie Louise Duke, Comera
Banks, Lydie Spruill, Frederick Boyd,
Annie May ' upton, Alice Flowers, Sal-
lie Whitehead, Harry Wiggs, M irgaret
Waters, Lacy Morning, Louise Williams
and Frederick Nelsm.
The 4A Grade displayed oh their
board this week, a. turkey drawn by
Edgar Kehoe and is a very creditable
piece of work. . . t .
The present foot ball schedu'e rails
for a game Saturday with Goldsboro,
at tioldsboro; a game tiers next Wed-
nea lay afternoon with Washington and
a same here ntxt Saturday afternoon
with Goldsboro. The team bas been
doing some good practice for tbe laat
week, and hopes very much to win all
three of these games. .
TbeBB Grade has had no absences
among the boys for three weeks. The
roorn presents a more tidy appearaonce
since several of the boys hung the pic
tures and are taking more pride in keep
ing the boards clean. There Is a great
improvement in the reading .also in the
writing, which is all written in ink in
elas, . j;
On account of the County Agricul
tural Fair and Aviation Meet there
will be no session of school on Wednes
day of next week but school will open
as usual on Thursday morning and every
child win be expected to be preeent for
the entire day with all lessons prepared
for the day. s
Ths National Conference of Immlgra
tioo. Land aod Labor Officials was
Worthy the Attention of People
Who Wish to Preserve the Hair.
Have your own brush and comb at
home and at bair dressers.
Never use a brush or comb in public
places, they are usually covered' with
dandruff germs, ' ' '
Wash voor hair brush once a week
f I with soap and warm water to which
(added a disinfectant"
added a disinfectant'
i Shampoo the halronce a
ince a week - with
pure soap and mater. ' -
Use PARISIAN SAGE every day,
rulMng thoroi" Uy Into he scalp,
PARI "I AN SACS is guarantee by
Bra'liAm Drujr Company to dfatroy
-, or r
: and scalp
y I in St.
Mo dull fadd
i , '. f.'J cents.
Yet Struck by the Revolutionists
-; Capture of the Entire Chi-
' v - nese Fleet : 1
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Tokio, Nov. 17th. According to offi
cial messages received by the Japanese
Admiralty, the entire Chinese navy has
surrendered to the revolutionists .and
the Imperial Government is now with
out a war vessel worthy of the . name.
The haval surrender is regarded as
the greatest blow that has been struck
the Manchn dynasty, as it will place in
the hands of the revolutionists power
to sweep the great rivers of China snd
to transport troops along the waterways
without danger. ' '
The Japanese messages come from
Chinkiang and declare that the surren
der took place Wednesday when twelve
cruisers and gunboats were formally
turned over to the rebels at Chinkiang.
Three were surrendered at Talyeb, one
at Chofo and six othera in the lower
Yangtze river. As the messages came
from Japanese officers who have been
detailed to watch the progress of the
insurrection, they are regarded here as;
Tbe revolutionary governor of Chin
kiang tendered a formal banquet to the
160 officers of the fleet who surrendered
and who swore allegiance to the newly
LAND FOR SALE.
35 acres of valuable land within
miles of New Bern, north. Write
C. P. FULCHER,
Edwards, N. C.
Broke Into Mr S. Llpman's Store.
Shortly before 1 o'clock yesterday
morning special officer, Albert Ipock
discovered that some one bad tampered
with the back door of Mr. S. Lipman's
store on South Front street. He in
formed policeman Dowdy of the state
of affairs and they both decided to
watch the store. A short while after
they had stationed themselves in front
of the store they saw a man dart by
one of tbe counters and start out of the
back door. Officer Parker who was
nearby at tbe time waa summoned to
assist in capturing the. burglar, going
areund to the rear entrance they found
their man and placed him under arrest.
Yesterday afternoon he was taken
before the Mayor and stated that his
name was James Brown alias Red. and
that he cams, from . Washington. He
plead guilty to the charge of entering
the store and atealing 2jcoats and a cap
and waa bound overto the next term of
Craven county superior court under a
bond of $100 which he failed to give
and was committed to jail, -
Don t let- the cold snap
catch vou without a heater
rom J. S. Basnight Hdw.
Co. 67 S. Front St., Phone
Meet Your Friends at New Bern This Week
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MAKING A FLIGHT.
Tbe tickets that have been delivered
for the Aviation Meat most be present
ed at the 'box office at the Aviation
Field and be exchanged' for an admis
sion ticket to which will be attached a
"win J check." This ticket is go d for
only om admission. The "wind-chrk"
will be kept by the holder of the tU kf t.
If f t any reason the Aeroplane fails i
f'y i i f .rember 22nd, or 23-d, t
:t r cf t!iS "wind-check" will I
ir ' r t' Avii.tlon Fit!.! i
EM. BUYS ROADS
Raleigh and Southport, . Durham
and Charlotte. Speculative
Surmises as to Uttimate
. ', Exteusions.
Raleigh, Nov. 18 It! developed in
connection with tha presence of Presi
dent E. T. Lamb and General Counsel
W. B. Rodman, of the Norfolk South
ern railroad, in Raleigh conferring with
the North Carolina corporation commis
sion, that the Norfolk Southern rail
road has consummated a deal through
which it purchases, the Raleigh and
Southport. Durham and Southern, and
the Aberdeen and Ashboro.The Raleigh
and Southport railroad is operating
from Raleigh to Fayetteville and build
ing from. Lillington to Sanford; the
Aberdeen and Ashboro railroad, or
Page road, has an important line from
Aberdeen, Moore county, up through
Montgomery county, into Randolph to
Ashboro, with trackage privileges over
the Southern railway into High Point,
and the Durham and Southern railroad,
an important line from Durham, through
Wake and Harnett counties, to Dunn,
connecting with the Atlantic Coast
Line railroad there.
The News and Observer states today
upon authority that the Norfolk South
ern Railway Company, and interests al
lied with that company, have purchased
from Mr. John A. Mills and his asso
ciates the Raleigh and Southport Rail
road and all its properties. It has also
purchased from Mr. Lenning and his
rasaociatea the railroad known as the
Durham and Charlotte road, which is
now and has been for years in operation
from Cumnock to Troy. The Norfolk
Southern will construct this road from
Raleigh to Concord, either under its
own charter or under the charter of the
Raleigh, Charlotte and Southern Rail
road obtained from the last Legislature
by leading citizens between Raleigh
and Charlotte and purchased some
weeks afro by Mr. E. C. Duncan, acting
for himaelf and his associates, his as
sociates now turning out to be the Nor
folk Southern Railway Company.
TWO OF DEALS DENIED.
Troy, Nov. 18 It is reported here
tonight on good authority that all hold
ings of tbo Asheboro & Aberdeen Rail
road Co. have been sold to the Sea
board Air Line. The deal was consum
mated at Biscoe today. Tbe Asheboro
& Aberdeen owns the line from Aber
deen to Asheboro, from Pinehurst to
Carthage, from Candor to Ellerbe and
from Biscoe to Mount Gilead.
Durham, Nov. 18-Vice President J.
E. Stagg of the Durham & Southern
Railway said tonight, in answer to a
query as to that road being included in
the deal whereby the Norfolk Southern
absorbs several roads:
"I know nothing of other roads, of
course but aa for the Durham & South
ern, you may say it Is not included in
the deal I haven't heard a word about
any such deal and know it doesn't exist
so far as ours is concerned.
at the entrance gate.
The admission to the Aviation Field
will be fifty cents, twenty-five cents
for children under twelve. . ;
Some of the features pf the Aviation
Field will be the flight by the Curtlss
Aeroplane, football game New Bern vs
Washington, racing on halt mile track,
dive by Harry Six from the top of a lad
i r 100 ffet high into a pool of water
three feet deep, fenls wheel, merry-go-i-ound,
nix first clan shows, and mafic
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Considered a Victory. Women
Want Property Qualifies
tipu Plan of Voting,
London, Nov. 17. Led by Miss Chrls
tabel Pankhurst, a big delegation of
suffragettes in conference with Pre
mier Asquith, Chancellor of the Ex
chequer Lloyd-George, Foreign Secre
tary Sir Edward Gray and First Lord
of Admiralty Churchill concerning the
inclusion of votes for women in the
manhood suffrage bill the administra
tion will shortly introduce in Parlia
ment. It is significant of the suffragettes
increasing influence in English politics
that Premier Asquith, who has hitherto
steadfastly refused to receive such dep
utions, made a definite appointment
ment with the present one for a confer
ence at his official residence and asking
the leading members of his ministry to
be present at the conference.
The suffrage bill the administration
contemplate provides for the abolition
of the existing British system of plural
voting by large property owners and
the establishment of just such a one-man-one-vote
system as prevails in the
The women had already been offered
the ballot on a property qualification
and were willing to accept the proposi
tion as an "entering wedge," as their
leaders expressed it.
Many Liberals, with Lloyd-Gtarge at
their head, refused to sanction the plan,
however, on the ground that it would
increase the conservative vote. Lloyd
George at any rate favors equal suff
rage, but without the property qualifl
cation. An attempt is now being made
to reach a compromise between the
A strong cordon of police surrounds
the Premier's residence as a precaution
against a suffragette demonstration
while the conference is in progress.
One-horse farm, adapted to corn and
cotton, fine open range, good residence
and out buildings, wire fence, well
drained, orchard and vineyard, excel
lent water, healthy. An ideal place for
small family who wishes to raise poul
try and stock. Address X, care of
Ton of Fertilizer Free,
The Norfolk branch of the Virginia-
Carolina Chemical Co, will have an ex
hibit at the Agricultural and Stock hall
this week, and invites the public to call
and see its exhibit Cards will be giv
en awav bearing numbers, and some
one card will be good for a $26.00 ton
of V. C. C. Co. fertilizer. See the ad
in this issue,
Don't say "they haven't
got it" till you've tried us
J. S. Basnight Hdw. Co.
No admission will be charged to tbe
Exhibit Ball on George street where
the Agricultural. Stock, Poultry t snd
Industrial exhibits Will bs on diaplsv,
The Exhitit Hall Is now being hand
somely decorated. "
Reports from surrounding, countUs
indicate that New Bern will have tbe
largest crowd November 22nd, and 23rd
that has ever gathered for an exhibit
of this kind. ' Tbe railroads are offering
re I ict J rates.
Continues Dull But Firm Regard-
less 1 6,000, 00p Bale Crop
New York, Nov. 18-Cotton has of
fered a stubborn resistance to anything
of a depressing character, Time after
time, it has demonstrated a certain
strength which has' defied bears and
others. It might decline, but it speed
ly rallied. The crop might be estimat
ed as high as 16,000.000 bales, but far
mers have refused to" sell freely. Many
of them have been holding back their
cotton altogether. Many believe that
a big crop, even 15,000,000 to 16 000,000
bales, has been amply discounted in the
big decline in prices since last Summer,
It is pointed out, too, that a grown crop
is one, thing, a commertial crop, or a
crop actually sent to'market is another
thing. The commercial crop may be
much smaller than the one actually
raised. The South, it ia added, has in
the past shown its ability to hold back
cotton and what has been msy be again.
The exports are large. Large Bpot in
terest have been big buyers of Decem
ber and other near months. One of
them in 48 hours, it is said, bought
100,000 bales of January. The revision
of differences here on Wednesday is
construed by some as bullish. Some
half dozen well known Liverpool houses
at one time bearish, are now bullish in
their conviction. The1 National Gin
ners' figures up to November 13th,
were 11,478,000 bales as against expec
tations of 150,000 to 200,000 bales more
than this. Liverpool houses have been
So to some extent have American
spinners. Hears have,' as a rule, be
come mora cautious. Many of them
have covered and have been watching a
market that somehow refused to go
down. Yet there a e still bears. They
point to the Chinese news as portend
ing poor trade in China to the report
that China is cancelling large orders in
Lancashire where some of the mills are
it is said, shutting down on that ac
count and to the fact that at best there
is no very decided improvement in trade
in this county where the taking by
Northern spinners at least continue to
run considerable behind those of last
year. They think that 1 holding back
cotton at the South will in the end
prove a boomerang. The into-sight
movement is large. StockB at the ports
are liberal and they are piling up at the
interior towns. Here at New York the
market has gotten into a fort of dead
lock. Farmers will not sell freely, nor
ill spinners and others, as a rule, buy
except cautiously. Ellisons says that
mills in Lancashire are reported to be
stopping owing to the war in China.
Spot markets are q'liet. The weather
of late has been generally favorable,
though it new threatens to become-very
cold in tne western belt.' The South
still, aa a rule, holds firmly around nine
cents and the whole maiket has got in
to a rut. What is to extricate it re
mains to be seen. Prices are somewhat
lower for the week, but beard have
won no Ruccesnea to boast of, For that
matter, neither have the' bulls. The
East Indian crop is estimated by Ralll
at 4,400,000 bales, or 500,000 bales leas
than last year, The weekly statistics
were bullish but fell flat in a very dull
See our line of Coal and
Wood Heaters. J. S. Bas
night Hdw. Co. 67 S. Front
St.. Phone 99.
Swansboro, Nov. 17 The greatest
catch of fish, with hook and line ever
heard of here was made a few days ago
by a party composed of the following
gentlemen: W. J. Meore Sir., W. J.
Moore, Jr. and Professor Bruce Cone
way, Capr. Alfonso Moore1 directed
tbe movements of the boat'' Fifteen
hundred pounds of fine trout waa the
amount of tha catch. ,
Mr, and Mrs. Ceo. T. Farnell of Bay
boro, are visiting relatives here.
One of Swansboro's fairest daughters
Miss Ida Ward, ia teaching School In
the country near here. The pupils are
all delighted with her. u
Mr. W, J. Moore, propriety of the
Tarry moore Hotel, has purchased the
Hotel Charlei at Morehead City, Pro
fessor Bruce Conaway will be future
manager of the hotel here, i' .
. The oyster roast given by Mr, Hf n y
Odum at Queens creek and the 'Generals
oyster gardens was a greit? success
Among those who participated were
Mr. Henry Odum and Mias Maggie
Moore, Mr. Leo Slarc'y and Miss Mil
dred Glancy, Mr. John Stanly snd Miss
Mamie Glency. j
Governor Kitchin his accept id an In
vitation to deliver the dedication ad-
drees of our new graded school house,
which will be 23d, of this montfi. Sev
eral other prominent speakers will be
present. ' '
Is Declaration Made by Secretary
MacVeagh. Smugglers Will '
Get Full Penalty.
New York, November 20-Secretary
of the Treasury MacVeagh has made '
the startling accusation that there is
not an honest line of importations com-,
ing into this country.
The effect of the statemet coming
from the head of the Treasury Depart
ment creates a sensation among the
appraisers, several of whom accepted
the remarks of Mr. MacVeagh as adi-
rect charge of incompetency or dishon- .
esty, and are said to be talking of re
"The Treasury Department has been
searching in vain to find a single line
of merchandise that is free from tbe :
taint of fraud." said the secretary. .
"Thin pnrulitmn must. hA remedied and
the responsibility rests with you .ap
"No matter who the importer may be
every invoice of goods coming into this
country must be examined with extra
ordinary scrutiny. There must be no
"Thn Department of Customs has
been under investigation for many
months, and many improvements have
been inaugurated, but the frauds have
not been stopped. I repeat, there is
not a line of merchandise being import
ed that is not in some way tainted."
1 he officials of the customs service
at largd are believed to have been as
sembled here for the express purpose
of receiving the warning that Secretary
MacVeagh gave them.
Secretary MacVeagh also announced
that he was heartily in accord with the
efforts of United States Attorney Wise
to get jail sentences for nil smugglers.
Keferring to criticism made by Mr.
Wise on the light sentences imposed on
rich smugglers by the Federal judges
in New York, he said, through Assist
ant Sectretary of the Treasury James
"My attention has born called to the
criticism caused by light sentences of
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KUluggierB, ami ll la nugKi-ui.ru mat. .
the Treasury Department was respon
sible for the release of members of a
certain firm of importers convicted of
undervaluations a:d smuggling it waa
hoped that the department would not
interfere with tha course of justice
hereafter for any reason whatever.
"The statement ia wholly without
foundation. The Treasury Department
is in accord with United States Attor
ney Wise, and if the cases referred to
anonymously are those against the Du
veen Brothers, it is proper to say that
the receipt of $1,180,090 by the Treas
ury Department from this firm in set
tlement of their civil liabilities waa
made upon the express understanding
that the criminal prosecution would pro
ceed. There was no suggestion that
leniency wan to be shown because of
the receipt of the money in settlement
of the civil cases."
Attorney General Wickersham waa
attacked before the Senate Committee
on Inter-State Commerce for not en
forcing the criminal provisions of the
Death of W. D. Brown.
Sheriff J. W. Riddle received word
yesterday fro n Atlanta, Ga,, of the
death of Mr. Walt r D. Brown, brother
of Mrs. Biddle, who has been at At
lanta some weeks, expecting this death,
Mr. Brown was a Craven county man
formerly and is well remembered here.
Sheriff and Mrs, Diddle and other re
latives of Mr. Brown's will have the
sympathy of all in (heir loss.
The postofnee at Beverly, Wa. Va.,
was robbed for the second time in 13
Four men were scalded to death in a
boiler explosion at Auburn, N. Y,
Drip Coffee can
not be made,
unless the cof
fee itself is .pre
and roasted ac
cording to the
LUZIAHf IE COFFEE
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