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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY. N. ,C; FRIDAY DECEMBER. 8, 1911 SECOND SECTION
PRICE PAID FOR
; p ii
BULK OF PHILIP
THE PRES DEHT'S
Hel(J Regular Monthly Session Yes
t . ' i - . "MM
terday. - Complaints Made by .
1 Tax Payers. 'Election of
Officers. . ,
. ' The Craven County Board of "Com
nvssioiiera bold their regular monthly
. session at the court house in this city
yestetdav. The session started off in a
tranquil manner, but within a short
while th scene was rather a stormy
one. . paring the past few meetings of
the Board there has been a number of
complaints male by tax. payers who
claimed that they had been charged
exhorbitant taxes, Yesterday, howev-
' er, a number of persons appeared be
fore the board and stated that they had
been eompulle i to pay charges that
they were not entitled to pay.
; Chief among the comp'ainan's was
air., J. Leon Williams, Mr. Williams
asked the board to relieve him of a tax
of $150 placed on the carnival company
which exhibited here during the Agri
cultural and Stock Exhibit. Mr. Wil
liams went into de aih in regads to the
bringing of this attraction to New
Bern in order to draw a crowd to attend
the exhibits. He stated that he had
not. made a single penny . from this car
nival and I hat be did not think that the
board should make him pay this tax.
Attorney E M. Green read a section of
one of the Stae laws in which it is sta
ted that an attraction of' this kind ran
be taxed when the receipts go to an in
dividual. Several promiocntmen made
short talks before the board and urge!
that this tax be taken from Mr. Wil
liams. ' Mr. Green stated that as attor
ney for the board he would not err from
his du'y in as much as to consenting to
this section. However, he finally con
sented to referring the matter to the
Attorney General and being gu ded by
What he said was the proper thing to
do. The general opinion of tho e fa
miliar with the esse is that if the At
torney General is familiarized with the
: existing circcmstaners he will relieve
Mf. Williams of this tsx7-W v '
- Mr. John W, Stewart next appeared
and asked the board to relieve him from
paying the county attorney's fee of (10
and the court fee of (5 on a tract of
land which had been s?ld and which be
longed him. Mr. Stewart s ated that
when he purchased the tract of land in
question, he was not aware that the
county had any taxes charged against
it, ar.d that not until notice of the sale
with the costs attached had been served
on bim wss he aware of the existing
circumstances. Mr. Green stated that
he had been compelled to look over a
Barber of old records in this case and
that bis services were w rth $10 and
that he bad charged that amount on
- the bill Mr Stewart then stated that
he wss more tban willing to pay the
taxes on the land, but that he did not
feel that he should b taxed with this
other cost. The board took the matter
, up among themselves and finally, dec i
" ded that Mr. Stewart would have to
pay both the taxes and the eosts placed
on the bill by the county attorney.
The board authorized the issuance of
$15,000 county bonds and $10,009 No 1
township bonds to be used in the erec
tion of the Craven County . Farm Life
School. Thesj bondj arj to draw 5 per
At ths opening of the session the
ecunty office's w re elect 1 and the
bonds of each were examined and varl
fled, The s tme ofli e were elected.
Practically the entirety of the after
noon session wa9 spent in looking over
and passing upon the btlis, '
.. Don't Jet the cold snap
catch you Without a heater
from. J. S.- Basnight Hdw.
Co. 67 S. Front St.,' "Phone
09. ' ' '
. . Determined to Bavc a Fair.
Th4 following was clipped from Tues
day's Raleigh Times:
"New Bern seem d ttrminedtohava
a permanent fair, an I ws hope the will
succeed in the undertaking. Ths suc
cess of the fair just held shows whst
ean be done. ' The citizens of New Bern
and that section will find a fair a pay
Ing Institution from many standpoint
It will advertise their section as noth
Ing else can and will stimulate their ev
0 1 1 l HI
la McNamara Case. More Arrests
Expected. Labor Officials
Must Explain. 5iV
New York, Dec 6 That the arrest
of twenty or more steel workers now
in New York for participation -in bomb
explosions in hotels, office buildings and
bridges in or near the city in the past
few years will follow the confessions of
rhe McNamara brothers, is the predic
tion made here by George p. Tottner,
president of the Central federated
Union. "There has got to be a lot of
explaihg by labor officials," said Mr
Tottner, "and there's going to be a
house cleaning of the International
Stiuctual Iron Workers." Mr. Tottner
said there bad been great change in
the sentiment of labor unions toward
William J. Burns since the confessions
were made. "I have been denouncing
him nightly," be said. . "Now, I would
like to go down on my knees and apolo
gize to bim."
Los Angeles. Dec 5 District At tor
ney John D. Fredericks has informed
the Associate I Press that Bert H.
Franklin, a detective employed by the
McNamara defense, and now under ar
rest on a charge of attempting to bribe
George N. Lxkwcod, a veniremen,
with $4,000, actually paid to Robert F,
Bain; the first juror sworn in the case,
$400 and promise! $3,000 at the end of
the trial if he would vote for acquittal
or caise a disagreement of the jury.
Annual Bazaar at PollocksviUe.
The annual bazaar of the Methodist
E. Church, PollocksviUe, will be held
on Thursday Dec. 14th, There will be
on sale fancy work end articles suita
ble for Christmas presents Refresh
ments will be served. Invitation exten
ded to a'l to come.
Genuine Sugar Cane.
A sample stalk of sugar cane grown
in Duplin county, N. C, was left at
this cilice yesterday by Mr. A. D.
Ward, whoje former home was in that
ounty. Mr. Ward had a large bundle
of these stalks sent in to exhibit to his
friends and says that they had been
grown there for many year. It is exact
ly the same as the L misana product
and grows to a height of about seven
feet, while the Lonisana cane reaches a
much greater height The quality of the
syrup secured from this variety of cane
is much superior to the usual sorghum
raised in this locality and doubles! is
very fine, used rn buckwheat cakes on
a cold winter morning.
1 solid carload of Brass and Iron
Beds, we caa give you good strong Iron
Beds as low as $2.60 each, 2 inch post
for $8.00 that 'beats anything you ever
saw for the price.
J. S. MILLER,
The Furniture Man.
The Lodge of Sorrow.
The annual Memorial Services of the
Benevolent and Protective Order Elks
were held ia The Athens theatre Sun
day afternoon at S o'clock. Ths stage
was beautifully decorated and lighted
and the program given was most excel
lent for Its music and addresses, sll the
details being carried out as published in
The commemoration was for fifteen
mmers who have died since the lodge
was organised, and during ths. last
year three were added, being Enoch
Wadswortb, Edward Wallace, aid
James Redmond. A glance at the list
of fifteen will show how well known
they wire to the daily life of this city.
Some changes were to be noticed in
the amngnments, only the officers
were seated on the stage, and the
lamps symbolical of the departed broth
era were lighted one by one as the
names were ealled Instead of being x
unguisned which Is perhaps a more
pleasing tribute to their lasting mem
Miss Small Intertable. '
Miss Msy Bella Sma'l delightfully en
tertained the Up Town Bridge Club at
her boms Saturday afternoon In honor
of her guest, Mist Itatelle Simmons,
of New Bern. The home was taste 'ul-
ly decorated with Christmas colors, and
dainty refreshments were servid. - Sav
eral visitors were present. Waihing
ton, (N, C.) News,
Vestry Elected at St. Cyprian's.
Monday night at the annual meeting
of the members of 8t Cyprian's Epis
copal Church, the following Vestrymen
were elected for the ensuing yeart .
For Vestry J H Fisher, Win. Past
ure, N II Styron, Robert Green, ' H P
Kennedy, A F.!i hmond. Win. Rill, C M
ausis sad I II Sadth, .
Comes To This Country. Interest
ing Report of Trade Condi
tions In Islands. -.
Washington. Dee. 6 Brig. -Gen.
CUrencet R. Edwaidt, Chief of the
Bu aau of Insular Affairs, in his annual
report repudiates the'" recent reports
that. Germany was running off with the
bull' of the trade with the Philippines
Islands. - According to the report there;
was imported from the United States
in the last fiscal year merchandise to
the value of $19,483,668, a gain of $8,
708,357 over the previous year. While
trace with the United States grew at
this volume it increased with all other
countries combined only $4,067,735. Cot
ton and manufacturers constituted 20
per cent of all the imports. One-half
of the imports from the United States
wer i in the nature of cotton and manu
factures. Great Britain was second
and more than $1,000,000 below the
Uni ed States. Despite free trade with
the United States the exports to this
coui try dropped $2,024,615. The in
stal a ton of postal savings banks in the
Isla ds has brought forth considerable
gold and silver from Filippino warchentt
accc ding to the report. In the 414
bant in operation all over the Islands
deposits to the amount of 2,099.474 49
pesos were made. Of this amount 80
per cent, wis deposited by Filipinos.
G -n. Edwards make the recommenda
tion for the deposition of all the friar
lands of the Islands. He says that un
less they be disposed of they will even
tual y become a heavy drain upon the
finances of the Philippine government
He lecommends that they be sold to
tenants where there are tenants to pur
chasi them and to any other pirchasers
where they are unoccupied. Two hun
dred and seventy-six million cigars were
manufactured in Porto Rico during the
last year, according to the report. This
was 31,000,000 in excess of- what were
manufactured last year. Porto Riso
has developed as a fruit, growing and
exporting country,, too, is tl)e JaU
last ear. The exports of fruit in the
last ; ear were increased by one third,
the t )tal sh'ptments reaching in value
$2,000,000. The exports of the island
amotnted to $29,918,367 and the im
port7, mostly from the United States,
amounted to $38,686,997.
See our line of Coal and
Wood Heaters. J. S. Bas
night Hdw. Co. 67 S. Front
St.. Phone 99.
School Dedication at Swansboro.
Thursday Dec. 7th, will be Educat
ional Day at Swansboro, the new Grad
ed School to be formally dedicated.
Governor Kitchin to he speaker of the
occasion. There will be a parade of
schoo' children with other interesting
ceremonies. The new school building
is a flie one and the Swansboro people
are e ititled to rejoice and celebrate its
opening. The public Is invited to come.
Died at his home. Jones County, N.
C. N v. 9th, 1911, Dr. C. J. Mattocks
in his 71st, year.
Wi'h Masonic honors his body wss
laid t rest at Trenton, N. C. Nov,
10th , ,
For several years the Doctor's health
wss poor, disabling him for the active
dut'es of life, yet he remained keenly
alive o passing ovents, aod the love
and c ire of his beautiful country borne.
He di x) without a paia or straggle and
Ms toirit ripe and pure winged , itt
flight up to Its celestial home. ; Be
said 1 e was ready and anxious to go, ss
the burthens of life had become fill" d
with pains and sufferings with no hope
of eaHhly relief. - He leaves awife and
an only son, aa his immediate family to
mourn his departure, which la large'y
assusged by the fact of relief of their
loved one from earthly suffering, and
his present happy greetings of his Sa
vior, the Host of heaven, and the loved
ones gone before, , " "
Dr. Mattocks was a man of high
Ideals of honor, a popular and success
ful physician and business man, and
made fast friends of those with whotn
he lived. He took great pride In ed"
catinjr John, his only son, and never
tiied in lavishing his care and affectbn
on both wife and son. Modest and gen
tie as a lady, his conversation was ever
pare and refined, and his finished attire
made him a model of neatness. We
shall mitt him In the family, sooial and
busloesa circles of life here, but trust
in a Savior's love to meet and greet
him, when we too shall pass over and
Peace be to his ashes.
- J. W. SANDERS.
ULEI CURED INS TO H 0Y V-
Your druggist will refund money 'If
PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure any
ful ftf Ithlnif. r.llnH P.latutln'Vn Prn.
trudinj Pilesin 6 to 14 days. COc. '
Will Arrive Over Norfolk-South-
. - era Bailway at 11
' ' ! o'clock.
Several weeks ago the Land and De
velopment Department of the Norfolk
Southent Railway Company announced
that t$y would bring another dele
gation of Ohio farmers to eastern
North Carolina for the purpose of look
ing over the conditions with a view of
Yesterday information was elicited
from the local office of the Norfolk-
Southern Railway Company that the
special train bearing this delegation
left Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 6th,
nd that it would arrive in New Bern
on Saturday morning, December 9th,
at about 11 o'clock. Aft9r spending
several hours in this city the party
will go on to Einston there they will
look over the conditions of the land in
that ectkn and then return to New
Bern Saturday night aod the party
woulj bit) disbanded and those who
wished to do so return to their native
state at once.
When Ihs Ohio delegation visited thU
section several weens ago they were
more than plaased with the hospitality
of the people-and the condition of the
land and Jt hoped that the visitors
who will arrive here Saturday will be
as favorably impressed. Announce
ment of the reception of the delegation
in this city will be made later.
Basket Party at Ernul.
There will be a basket party at Emu'
school hoase Tuesday night Dec. 12th,
1911. Everybody Is invited to come.
Tuesday afternoon, Vance Lee infant
son of Geo. A. and Mary E. Tavlor.
Funeral services today at 3 p. m. at
the fsmilr residence 87 Middle St. con
ducted byHev. E. P. Carter.
How To Get Rich Quick.
Take one million cats and get rich
quick. This is the advice of the Lib
berte of Paris to its readers. The pre
scription is quite simple, A million
cats will supply you with twelve million
kittens a year. The skins are worth a
little over 28 cents each, so there you
have a daily grots revenue of about
$1,000. To skin the cats you will bave
to employ 100 men, who will charge you
$2 per 60 cats. Your net revenue will
thus be reduced to about $3,000 a day.
It should cost you nothing to feed your
cats. Start a rattery. Rats breed four
times as fast as eats, so the cats can
have a dailv diet of four rats apiece,
whiih in simple. To feed the rats is
perfectly simple. Give them the skin
ned cats, One cat will be ample for
fourr.tt. The scheme works out sim
ply and automatically. The cats eat
the rats, the rats eat the cats and you
have the skins. N. Y. Sun:
BOARD OF ALDER-
Mostly Discussiou Municipal Mat
ters. License for Palmists and
j Fortune Tellers.
. The Board of AHermnn met in regu
tar monthly' session Tuesday night, a
quorun being pre ent. Foreman Gard
ner. of the Colored Fire Company made
petition that the , board assist in pay
ing balance due on the company's wag
on, $90. O i motion, $30 wss a'lowed
with undnrS) aiding that the company
raise $40. Wat r and light committee
was given or ier 1 1 dra w morey as need'
ed to pay wages for work done on new
boiler b ins; t?t up . Aide man Simp
son whs allowed to purchase at $16 per
I 000 paving brick left over. .
The matter of fixing Metcslf to the
dock ws refemd. Q'l e a discussion
took place on the mMt r of the Atlan
tic Coast Line's trnk on Queen street.
as to whether,; in paving the street the
railroad was conforming to 'city grade
rroesings. L. I. Moors for railroad, said
hat everything pots ble would be done
to meet the citv. The mat er was re
f erred. C. . Price a ho wat lwrnedjThe Dancing Sprites
oat some months ago on 8outh Front! Belle Hay.
street was released from payment of
personal and stock tax, as his property
wat destroyed about tiras of lilting;.
On motion a licente tax of $50 annual
ly was placed on palmists and fortune
tellers. . Bids oa the 11 police uniforms
were opsned and F, M. Chadwlck wtt
awarded the contract at 122.
Mr. J. B. Blados speared before the
board and invited it to attend the meet
Ing at the court house on Wednesday
night and hear reports of the Fire Pre
ventative Association. Regular and
audited bills patted, board taking recess,
Trusts, Regulating Without De
stroying Them. Favors Fed
Washington, Dec. 6.- Sounding the
administration campaign slogan, Presi
dent Taf t on Tuesday presented to Con
gress his first message, devoted entire
ly to trusts, which the following is a
The president proposes the creation
of an executive bureau or commission
to supervise corporations chartered un
der Federal law.
He would give it powers similar to
those possessed by tho Interstate Com
He opposes the repeal of the Sher
man law as interpreted by the United
States Supreme Court.
He declares that no more effective a
decree has ever been entered by a court
than that dissolving the Tobacco Trust.
He renews the recommendation for
the enactment of a general law provi
ding for the voluntary formation of
corporations to engage in trade and
commerce among the states and with
He asserts that the "attempt and
purpose to suppress a competitor by
underselling him at a price so unprof
itable as to drive him out of business,
or the making of exclusive contracts
with customers which they are required
to give up associations with other man
ufacturers and numerous kindred meth
ods for stifling competition and affect
ing monopoly, should be described with
sufficient accuracy in a criminal stat
ute on the one har.d to enable the gov
ernment to shorten its task by prosecu
ting single misdemeanors instead of an
entire conspiracy, and, on the other
hand,. to serve the purpose of poi 1 1;
out more in detail to the business com
munity what must be avoided,"
He says that Federal incorporation
will not exempt any concern or its offi
cers from prosecution under the Sher
man Act, and could be framed so as to
prevent "vexatious arrd unnecessary in
vasion by the states," but yet permit
control by States with respect to pure
ly local business."
He believes that as the offense against
the Sherman law become abetter under
stood and the committing of it partakes
more of studied and deliberate defiance
of the law, we can be confident that
juries will convict individuals and that
jail sentences will be imposed.
He holds that "mere size is not sin
against the law."
He says the Sherman Anti-Trust Act
is the expression of the effort of a free
dom-loving people to preserve equality
of opportunity, and declares it must be
enforced unless we are to banish indi
vidualism from all business.
He finds that under the Sherman Act
seven suits were brought during Har
rison's administration; eight in Cleve
land's second term; three under Mc-
Kinley! forty -four undir Roosevelt and
thirty -seven so far during his own term
Piano Recital at Maysvllle.
A piano recital will be given by tie
music pupils of the Msysville Graded
School Friday evening Dec. 8th, seven
A very interesting and attractive pro
gram has been prepared by Miss Sig
mon. The public is cordially invited to at
tend, The following program will be render
ed: PART I.
King of the Carnival Deshayes
Misses Gladys Collins and Sigmon
Song, The Invitation Tyrolean
Sea Breeze Fenimore
. . Evelyn: Eubank.
Love and Happiness Sartorlo
Annie Louise Hay,
Pink Pearls Spaulding
Ruttic Dance Schnecker
Etblya Foscue and Helen Stanley.
The Dutch Company Lawson
Morning Prayer Streabbog
Song, The Adventures of "Miss .
Little Blue Eyes
Annie Belle Collins,
Farmer Boy . v
. Helen Stanley.
Song, Slumber Dearest . von Flntow
Sounds from the Ringing Rocks Walters
- Miss Julia Mattocks,
,Jectrlc Flash Galop
Misses Viola Shaw and Sigmon,
Ia the Row Boat . Schnecker
. Edna Shaw.
J Intermexso Russe
Song, "John Brown's Ten Little In
Reading . Seleoted
Mist Willie Collins..
' PART It,
Comedy, A Corner In Hearts.
j nuaoipn (iianxenLurg was loaugmai-
. ad.asKayototPhUa4i!pUs, .
On Its Inspection of Xew Bern.
Will Suggest Fire Ordinances
For Local Adoption.
There was a public meeting at the
court house last night, at which the
members of the" Fire Peventative As
sociation made, reports of what they
had seen and done about the city dur
ing their inspection Wednesday. Every
member who spoke mentioned the cour
tesy shown him while here by the citi
zens, and how help in every way was
extended to nsBist the inspection. .
Ja. H. Blades ealled the meeting to
gether and explained its purposes. Ji
Leon Williams secretary chamber com
merce welcomed the association in be
half of the chamber. A. D. Ward wel
comed the visitors in behalf of the citi
zens. M. G. Hunter ef Raleigh was in
troduced to preside and after a few
complimentary remarks as to his recep
tion in this rity. he introduced R. S.
Busbee of Raleigh who made an excel
lent presentation of what was needed
to prevent fires, and naming as the
cliof things that made lire risks, un
cleanly premise?, flues, ashes, matches
and heating apparatus He spoke of tie
pressing clubs in this city as endanger
ing several buildings. B. J. Smith spoke
on the ordinances tint the Association
would send to t.iie board of aldermen,
and august their adopton here, A prin
cipal ordinance he suggested was clean'
liness of streets, alleys and premises. E.
G Cox spoke on the special risks of fire
from flues. H. T. Nelson of Richmond,
made summary of the inspection made
here, and said unusual conditions were
found. Ashes were found in boxes, bar-
relsin basements and cellars. Old wood
en buildings were in the center of some
blocks, that were dangerous fire traps.
Col. Walker Taylor of Wilmington
made an address that was practical and
The meeting was one no citizen should
Havelock, Dec, 7, Most everybody
in our neighborhood is sick with colds.
We hope they will all coon be better.
Misses Sallie Russell and Maud Wood
returned home Sunday night from Riv-
erdale and reported a very good time,
especially at the Croatan basket party.
Mr. D, L Taylor spent Tuesday in
New Bern on business.
Miss Pennie Mason returned home
Sunday, after spending Thanksgiving
with her parents at Newport.
Mr. I.. A. Russell spent Thanktgiv-
ing With 'his family at Cherry Points
Mr, Richard Russell spent Sunday at
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Garner returned
home S inday from visiting at Newport
MevNrs Jones and Wa'son from Slo-
cums Creek, were visitors at Croatan
Mrs. Nannie Bell and little son Ollie,
from Chsrry Point, loft on the morning
train last Tnursday for Aurora, where
hey will visit relatives,
Mr. J. S, Morton from Harlowe, was
in sur midst a short while last Wednes
Mr. M. F. Russell went to New Bern
Saturday to purchase a gasolene boat;
he returned with it Sunday.
Miss Bettie Mitchell, front Cherry
Point was a visitor at Mr. Wynne's last
Mr. R., L. Broadus, of Pine Grove,
was in our town for a while Tuesday
Best wishes to the New Bern Journal
Dec 6 We are
cold weather now.
having tome very
There was a tuprize party given last
week at Mr. M. L Pugh'a on C. street
in honor of Miss Elsie Pughof Oriental
who was visiting her uncle. .
Thursdsy night the ladies of theMeth
oditt Church will have a basket party
at the Tolson house on C. street There
will be a cake for the prettiest gi l,
everybody it Invited to some out and
help out the worthy cause. Come out
and and see who gsta the nire cake.
Next Saturday and Punday wilt be
Quarily Conference here at the.Meth
odist Church. Rev. J E. Underwood,
P. E., our new elder will be b ra.
Everybody is eordUlly Invited to come
OUt. . ", , ....:' J ; :''' "' ' ;
Wr. West Smith who has bsen here
at work for some time left Monday for
his home en Brown Sound. n' .
Mr. M. L Pugh has moved in Ihe
concrete house on C. street.
The Junior F.pworth L-mgus gave a
social at the horns of S. D. Parkor'a
on B. St. last night. . They all left lay
ing they had a delightful time.
Mr, and Mrs, Nathcn Dullard were In
our lowo aunaay visiting r rv 4.
For Life p.nd 15 Years, t'omca
Within Parole Law In Seven
Years. Confession of
Los Angeles,; Dec. ' (J James. 1$ :
McNamara was sentenced yeHtt-nlay by
Judge Bordwell to life imprisonment in
San Quentin prison,
John J. McNamara was sentt'nerd to
15 years in the same prison, '
Both men were heavily ironed when
they appeared in court to tttko pu niHh
ment for dynamiting the '.o Ano des -
Times building, . thereby euusiug the
death of 21 mn. .
The promises alleged to have been
muuu to counsel lor uiu mciNarunrw
brothers by the 'big businivs" men of ,
Los Angeles who wanted the famous
murder case disposed to the municipal
election in this city wore fulfilled by
1 . t J .1 . ( .kT ...
District Attorney Fredericks and Judge
Walter Bordwell when Jamo, B. Mc
Namara, confessed slayer of 21 work
ing people, was sentenerd to SnnQuen- -tin
I'tiion for tho rent of his natural
life in expiation of bin crime, and his -brother,
John J. McNamara. necretary
of tho International Association , of
Bridge and Structural Ironwork was
sent to the same pritton t rim-vp a term
of 15 years,
If the men live, however, nnd prove '
exemplary prisoners, they will come
under the oneialioii of tho Stat.o Parole
law within seven years.
The confession of James B. McNa
mara, penned in his own hand is at fol
I, James B. McNamara, defendant in
the case of the people, having hereto
fore pleaded guilty to the crime of inur
der, desire to make this xt.-tlemoiil, and
this is the truth:
On the night of September 20, fit 10.
at 5:45, 1 placed in Ink alley, a portion
of the Times Building, a suit case con
taining 16 sticks of 80 per cent, dyna
mite set to explode at. 1 o'clock In the
morn ng. t was my intention to injure
thj. IxilMiner an) oonra-ihi 0rr.. I
dil not intend to take the life of any-,
1 sincerely regret that these unfor
tunate men lost their lives. If the giv
ing of my life would bring them back 1
would gladly give it. In fact, in plead
ing guilty to murder in the first degree
I have placed my lifo in the hands of
JAMES B. McNAMARA.
Mrs. Pickett and Southern Poets.
. The South is developing many now
writers these days, but the old ones are
not forgotten, and all magazino rend
ers below Mason and Dixon's lino and
above it too will welcome Mrs, ha
Salle Corbell Pickett's new series of
articles on famous literary people and
places of the South, now appearing in
Lippincott's. The first paper, "Tho
bunrise Poet" whom every Southern
er it ill reongnUs as Sidney Lanier is i t
the December issue. "Corn," one of
Ladier't most famou work, is reprint
ed from an early number of ' Lippin
cott's, in which it orignally appeared.
Papers on Edgar Allan Poe and Hen
ry Timron wdl follow.
Don t say "they haven't
got it" till you've tried us.
J. S. Basni2ht Hdw. Co.
New Bern Boy One of Three,
In the recent examination . held by
the Government to obtain photograph
ers for governmental service there wero
four hundred applicants who took tho
examination. ' These were from alPsec-
tions of the country. . The Board of
Examinera found three out of the four
hundred , that they deemed as having
past tho examination and entitled to a
position as photographers for the gov
ernment Of these one came Cab forma,
one from Michigan end one (mm North
Carolina. Tin North Carolinian bt'ing
a New Bern loy, Mr. Eugene Tucker,
who is well known here. The Journal
effvrs its congratulations to Mr. Tuck
er. His work will begin December
nth.' '; -".'';".' -
" William J. Burnt rennwed his' attack
on Samuel Comport. ' .
President Gompers said tho McNa
mara sentences fitted the criimts which
lli to men confined. '