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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY. N. C. FRIDAY DECEMBER, 22, 1911--SECOND SECTION
tyWUIS JOSEPH VAN'
CPAPfrER III.-rAt hts'room O'Rourke.
who had agreed to undertake the mission,
awaits the v viscount. O'Rourke finds a
mysterious letter In hts apartment. The
viscount arrive, hands a sealed package
to O'Rourke, who Is not to open It until
on the ocean. He says the French g-ov-eminent
will pay O'Rourke 26.000 francs
for his services. A pair of dainty sllp-
Sers are seen protruding from under a
oorway curtain and the viscount charges
O'Rourke with having a spy secreted
At he stepped out of the lift Colonel
O'Rourke remarked a light in bis
room,: visible through the - transom
ovei the door.' !
"The . femme de chambre," he
thought "Sure and the poor thing's
till busy trying to clear up. , : , - ,"
Td Jthe contrary, he found the door
fast. " 'Tie careless; she was to leave
the light on," he observed, fitting his
key In the lock.
... If thoughtless In that one way, the
woman had fulfilled the letter of her
word In. the cither.) It was with com
prehensive relief (since he anticipated
a caller) that he found the room once
again presentable. ; :-
I- But one thing surprised him: and
(mora surprising still was the fact that
Ibis ordinarily, indifferent ' eye should
have detected' It at the first glance.
He had indeed hardly entered before
he became aware of a square of white
paper tucked in the corner of the bu
reau mirror. S
"The dlvvle, now!" he greeted it.
i"Thatrs curious. . Could one oi
,ine many admirers have bribed the
femme de chambre to bring a note tc
me?" ' He chuckled, holding to the
light a much soiled envelope, grimy
'with the marks of many fingers, olas
tered with stamps and black with
postage marks and substitute ad
dresses, having evidently . been for
warded over half the world before It
reached v the addressee r . - whe was.
In a bold hand, "Colonel Terence
O'Rourke." - , :
He whistled low over this, examin
ing it' Intently, infinitely lesa concern
ed with its contents than with the
manner by which it had reached him.
The first postmark seemed to' be that
of Rangoon, the original address, the
Cercle Mllltalre, his club in Paris.
Thence, apparently, It had sought him
In Oalway, Ireland, Dublin, Paris again,
and finally after half a dozen other
addresses "C. pi Mme! O'Rourke, Ho
tel Carlton, London." The London
postmark was' indecipherable. ... . .
He found himself trembling violent
ly. By one hand alone could this
have reached him, since the post had
not brought it to Monte Carlo. . . .
He recalled that woman's voice which
bad so stirred him,' the woman of the
Casino ''whose bearing had seemed to
bim so familiar. ; , V;r T
Some one tapped on the door; he
mothered a curse of annoyance, and
went to answer, thrusting the letter
Into bis pocket. '
. A page announced Monsieur le
Comte des Trebes.
"Show the gentleman up" snapped
O'Rourke. He was about to add, "in
The Frenchman Rose, Offering
the Envelope. :
five minutes," when Des Trebes him
"Anticipating that . message, mon
sieur," he said, moving Into view
from one side of the door, "I took the
liberty of accompanying this boy. I
am late, I fear." . '
O'Rourke forced a nod and smile of
welcome. : "Not to my knowledge." said
he. ' v
The Frenchman consulted bis watch.
"Ten. niluutes late, monsieur; it is ten
past midnight." '
"Then," said O'Rourke, "the top o'
the morning to ye. Enter, monsieur,"
He stood aside, closing the door be
bim his guest. "'Tie no matter; It
I thought ye punctual, 'tli so ye are
to all Intents and purposes. : ', . .
A chair, monsieur." He established
Des Trebes by a window. "And a cig
arette T ... A drop to drink T
, . . As ye will. . . . And since
t!s to talk secret business that we're
bore would ye like the door locked?"
"Tl .t U 1 -"y " "" Pes Tre-
u i , :. . i Vi i--t " .
swift, searching glanceT - "We are at
least secure from interruption; : one
could ask little morei it v
"True for ye," laughed O'Rourke. He
moved toward the alcove. "Now first'
of all Tm to submit proofs qf me Iden
tity, I believe,", he added, intending to
dig out of his trunk, a dispatch-box
containing his passports and other pa
pers of a private nature."- '' '
But Des Trebes had changed ! his
mind. ' "That la unnecessary, mon
sieur. Tour very willingness is suffi
cient proof. I have your word and
am content." : - '
."That's the way of doing business
that I like,'' assented O'Rourke heart
ilywarming a little to the man as he
turned back a chair facing the vi
oomte. : "Besides, I quarrel with ha
man's right to be reasonable. . .
And now I'm at your service, mon
sieur."' Ljl-:. .
Des Trebes, lounging back, knees
crossed, thin white fingers interlac
ing, black eyes , narrowing, regarded
the Irishman .thoughtfully for a mo
ment : Abruptly he sat up and. re
moved from an Inner pocket a long
thin white envelope, thrice sealed with
red wax and Innocent of any super
scription whatever.' -
"Are you prepared, monsieur," he
demanded incisively, "to play- blind
man's buff?" ;
"Am I what?" asked O'Rourke, star
tled. Then he smiled. "Pardon; per
haps-1 fail to follow ye." i ,
"I mean," explained the vlcomte pa
tiently, "that I have to offer you a
commission to act under sealed or
ders" be tapped the envelope "the
orders contained herein." ; !
"And when would I be free to open
that?" . ; - , : , . '
"As soon as you are at sea away
from Franca, MonsJeur.fv;.u .'i
" OTtourke considered the " ehvelopfl
doubtfully. "From you, monsieur from
the Government of France, which you
represent," he said at length,, "yes;
I will , accept such a . commission.
France," he averred simply, "knows
me; it wouldn't be asking me to do
anything a gentleman shouldn't" '
"You may feel assured of that,"
agreed Des Trebes gravely. "Indeed, I
venture to assert you will find this
let us say adventure much to your
liking. . . . Then you accept?" '
"One moment a dosen questions,
by" your leave. . . . When must 1
tartr V . . . ...
"Tomorrow morning -by the Cote
i'Azur Raplde, at ten minutes to
"And where will I be going?"
"First to Paris; thence to Havre;
thence, by the first available steamer,
to New York; finally, it may be to
Venezuela, monsieur." - ,
,"1 will myself furnish you with funds
lufOdent to finance you as far as
New York. There our consul-general
will provide you with what more you
may require. It is essential that your
sonnectlon with this affair shall be
kept secret; should you draw on the
tovernment In this country, it would
expose yea to grave suspicions, per
haps to danger."'
"I understand that," assented the
Irishman. "But to obviate all danger
of mistake, would it not be well to
have one of your trusted agents meet
me on the steamer and provide me
with whatever ye figure I might re
quire? Tls barely possible your con-lul-general
might not recognize me In
New York. Why should he? I never
beard his name, even," ,
Des Trebes meditated this briefly.
"It shall be as you desire, monsieur. It
shall be arranged as you suggest."
"Finally, then, what is to be my
recompense V I . . .
"Tbst must depend. I am authorized
to assure you that in no ease will
rou receive less than twenty-five thou
sand francs; in event of a successful
termination of your mission, the re
ward will be doubled."
"'Tls enough." said O'Rourke with a
ilgh; '1 accept."
The Frenchman rose, offering him
the envelope. "You must pledge your
lelf, monsieur, not to break these seals
until you are at sea?" '
"Absolutely of course." 'O'Rourke
took tbe packet, weighed it curiously
In his band and scrutinised the seals.
He remarked that they were yet soft
tpd fresh; the wax bad been hot with
in the half hour.
"I will do myself the honor of meet
ing you at tbe train to see you off, mon
ile.ur," said Des Trebes. "At that time,
also, will I provide you with the funds
Their bands met '
"Good night, Monsieur O'Rourke." ,
"Good night. ... . .
Half way to the door, Des Trebes
paused. "Oh, by the way," he ex
claimed carelessly, "I bUeve you art
a friend of my old school fellow, Cham
bret mon cher Adolph?"
" Tls so," assented the Irishman
warmly, "The best of men Chsm-
"Odd,' commented the Ylcomts;
"only this t""'notnt I ?i t 'In' f
During Past Tear. Johnson and
Morebead Busts. Escaped -Road
Roieigh, Dee. 19. The marble busts
of Governor Sairuel Johnston and Gov
ernor J M Morehead that are to occupy
tto-t$&mntttfmaRB on the
firat floor of the rotunda of the State
house have arrived and ate ready to be
placed in position tor. unveiling;. They
are the work of F. W. Ruckstuhl, who
executed the- busts of Governor Gra
ham and Senator Ransom, now occupy
ing niches in the rotunda. No time is
sot for the unveiling the Morehead bust
The bust ef Governor Johnston will be
unveiled under the, auspices of the N.C.
Grand Lodge of Masons,' by 'whom it is
presented to the -; State,, on account of
Governor Johnston having been a grand
master. He also rendered other high
services for Masonry in the early daya
of the State. The unveiling will be on
January 10 while the grand lodge is in
.Thirty ex Confederate, soldiers died
at the Soldiers' Home in Ra'eigb during
the year drawing to a cIohb and "there
are now 130 veterans being cared for at
this institution. - The average, age of
the veterans is over 70, but many of
them are destined' to enjoy years of
peace and happiness at the place pro
vided for them by the State.. Capti W,
S. Lineberry, the '.commandant, says
that the Home will accommodate about
15 more soldiers. ; v ' v . v
' Judge H. G. Connor has convened a
one week term of .the Federal Court
here for the trial of criminal cases with
a viw to disposing; of all the jail cases
before the Christmas holidays. There
are forty odd of the jail . ca;es and
there are eighty criminal cases in all,
including those out on' bond. Attend
ance of the circuit court- at Richmond
made it impossible ' for Judge Connor
to bold the . regular November court,
and this term is to relieve the conges
tion until all cases, civil and criminal,
will be disposed of, , . . . -,
After being a fugitive in South Caro
lina for a year, and serving six months
on Chesterfield county roads for biga
my in that state, Graham Oakley was
brought back to Raleigh to complete a
five year sentence on the Wake county
roads for deadly assault on John Under
wood, being also suspected, but not
convicted, of -.burning Underwood's
dwelling in which his wife and child
Ladies, better put a new
coat of paint oh that room
where 'Santa Claus . visits.
J.-S.'Basnight Hdw. Co.
Senator Simmons and Congressman
Small appeared before the Board of U.
S. Engineers at their meeting in Wash
ington on Monday and each made
elaborate supplemental arguments in
favor of Cape Lookout as a harbor of
refuge. They are both deeply interest
ed in securing a fsvorable report on
this important project and did not feel
they could afford to leave anything
undone to secure favotable action,
Singular Burning Accident.
Frank Allen, a negro man who lives
near Wild wood, Carterett county, was
severely burned a few nights ago in a
very unusual manner, Allen bad re
ceived a package of whiskey on the
previous day and had invited several of
t.is friends in to help him celebrate. In
the room where the drinking was gi
ing on was a large stove in which, at
the time was a roaring fire. During
the evening Allen picked up one of the
bottles containing the whiskey and mov
ing his chair near the stove proceed d
to take an unusual large ' drink. He
became strangled and caughed a mouth
ful of the fluid into the stove. The
alcohol io this became ignited and in
some way ignited the remainder of the
whiskey in the bottle which exploded
nd Allen was severely burned before
his friends could extinguish the flames.
v Christmas Photos. '
i The Wooten Studio still has time for
more orders. Photos from all sittings
made now will be deliverd in time to be
used as Xmas gifti. All orders for I
painted gifts will be promptly filled. " (
Sudden Death of Capt.
The many friends of Capt, E. A Jack
will be truly saddonej to learn of hia
sudden death yesterday, at Alton. Ills,
st the home or his son Mr. E. A. Jack
where he had gone to spend the winter.
Capt, Jack had not been very, well f..r
soma weeks and upon advice of bin
physic Ian had gone to Illinois, instead
of coming hoio, where he and Mrs.
Jack had for years spent the winter.
T'.a ro i s; s mill Le tultpn to Ilia home
at Turf-i . j.h Va. f.ir interim-nt.
CHESAPEAKE AL-. :
Purchase Recommended by U. S.
, Board Engineers. Splendid .
VWork by Senator Sim- ;
mons and Congress- . r-:.t
Washington; D. C.. Dee. '20tnThe
report of th? U. S. Board. of Eogloeeca
on the inland waterway from . Norfolk
to Beaufort is full of interest and im
portance to the people of ;North Caro
lina and is a great tribute to the ener
gy and effectiveness of Senator. Sim
mons and Congressman Small. ; ;
' The board recommends the purchase
by the government of the Chesapeake
and Albemarle Canal connecting ; the
North Carolina sounds with the Chesa
peake Bay by the Secretary of War un
der the authority of the provision it) sa
ted in the last River and Harbor bill by
Senator Simmons, directing him to eon
tract for tbe purchase of tbe canal se
lected by this board.
The board also recommends that this
canal be at once reconstructed so as to
give a depth of 12 feet and battom
width of 90 feet, total cost $2,733,000,
and that the depth of the canal recently
cut from the North Carolina sound to
Beaufort be increased from 10 to 12
feet,-cost $397,500. y' ; ;;
' It also recommends that'- the ' Albe
marle and Pamlico bounds be connec
ted by a canal through Hyde county
(dry cut about 26 miles) by the Alliga
tor river and Rose Bay route at a cost
of $2,216,000. i ;- :-.':-
-This will give a dep h of 12 feet at
low water wh'ch would mean between
13 and 14 feet dep'h at high water from
Norfolk to Beaufort, total cost $5,401,
680, which added to tbe 550,000) cost
of tbe canal at Beaufort heretofore cut
will make a total of $6,000,000.
Senator Simmons taid today he was
confident that the present session of
Congress would appropriate the 'money
not only to pay for the old Albemarle &
Chesapeake Canal, but for all the work
recommended by tbe board, and he add
ed "when this-work Is finished' it win
release from its land-locked condition
about 3,000 miles of navigable North
Carolina inland water and makes It
available for interstate and interna
tional transportation and commerce, in
stead of ae now, only useful for local
and neighborhood transportation and
He said the unbottling of these 8,000
miles of navigable water was of tre
mendous importance not only from a
commercial standpoint, but from the
standpoint of railway rate regulation as
it would bring these presently naviga
ble waterways into active and effective
competition with tbe railways but be
cause it Will surely lead to making ev
ery river emptying Into these sounds,
( aid they embrace practically every
nivigable river in the State except the
C ipe Fear) navigable far into the inte
nor of the State, '
Are you satisfied with your
cook stove ? See Bucks line
of Stoves and Ranges at J.
S. Basnight Hdw. Store.' '
" i, f--'; ' 'y '"
Plows Acre in Less Than Jive Mln
The world's record for plowing was
recently broken in a demonstration at
Purdue University, Indiana, in which
gang plow having 50 plows and drawn
by three traction engines turned over a
stubble Held at the rate of an acre ev
ery 4J minutes, says the January Pop
ular Mechat ics Magazine io an illustrat
ed arti le. This mammo'h plow cuts
strip n arly 60 ft wide, and turns oyer
7 a res for every mile it trave's. Each
of the 50 U independent of the others,
rising and fall ng as easily and naturally
as a wooden chip on the surface of
rough water, so that the service of the
machine is not confined to ground abso
lutely level. ., ,
Society Wont '
CttRid of It! .
There is one sure way to banish ca
tarrh and a 'on if with it the disgusting
symptoms such as hawking, snuffling
Breathe 11 YOMEI, that's all you've
got to do. Breathe it a few minutes a
few limes a day. Breathe it deep into
the lungs and see how quickly the sore,
geim ridden membrane will clear up
and infl-tmation vanish,
I1YOMEI pure antiseptic sir, it does
not contain morphine, cor sine or other
habit forming drugs. It is made from
Australian eucalyptus and Other anti
septics, and it is rigidly iaranteed f' r
catarrh, asthma, cro,.,,, bronchitis,
coughs and colds. Complete outfit (in
haler and bottle) $1.00, separate bot-
tlfs, if afterward ntid. t) cents at
r.ra.n.am Druj Co. en-J drujjiuls ev
cry . here.
Estimates Show Decrease Bat
; ' Values Exceed Last
i : Year. .
1 Washington, Dec. 19. -With decrease
in the production of 11 important farm
crops, not including cotton, the total
t?lue of these erops this- year reached
the total of $3,769,5(12, 000 according to
the final estimate as announced by the
Department of Agriculture. This Is an
increase of almost $190,000,000 over the
vslue last year.
The department's final estimate of
production differs considerably from its
preliminary estimate made in Novem
ber, because of a revision of the acre
ales based upon the . Census Bureau's
figures which became available since
that time. The important features of
thp different crops compare with last
year were: "i '
Co'rn-An increase of 1,790,000 in
acreage at decrease of 854.772,000 bush-
eis in proaucnon ana an ; increase oi
$180,441,000 in value.
Oats An increase of 890,000 in acre
age, a decrease or 258,215,000 bushels
in production, and an increase of $8,
267,000 fn value. -
Potatoes A decrease of 101,000 in
acreage, a decrease of 56.296 000 bosh-
els in protraction, and an increase of
$3982,000 in value. . '
. Bay A decrease of 2,674,000 in acre
age, a decrease of 13,584,000 tons in
production, and a decrease of $53,199,-
Tobacco A decrease of 353,600 in
acreage, a decrease of 198,306,000
pounds in production and a decrease of
$16,932,000 in value;
Just received a beautif ul
line of mens and ladies Neck
wear, Silk Hose and Hand
kerchiefs in Xmas boxes.
J. J Baxter.
fa s A
Tuesday night at the Methodist par
sonage, by Rev. J, U Hurley, jotin
DeForest and Miss Ella Gaaktll. Mr.
DeForest ia pressman of the Sunand
Miss Gaskiir is the daughter of Mr.
Is Ginning Report For North Car
olina. Other States
Wsshington, Dec 21st. -The Cenus
Bureau's report of cotton ginning for
the seventh period of the season, fr. m
December 1 to 12, inclusive, issued yes
terday shows the number of running
bales ginned in the latter date from the
great record-breaking cotton crop grown
in 1911, with comparative ginning eta
tistics to the corresponding date of last
veai snd the former record years of
1904 and 1908, as follows: ,
United States, 13,759,652 bales, com
pared with 10,695,443 bales last year,
when 92 6 per cent of the entire crop
was ginned prior to December 1 ; 11,-
904 269 bales in 1908. when 91.0 per ct
was ginned, and 11,971.477 bales in 1904,
when 89 0 per cent, was ginned. .
Round bales included were 93,294
compart d with 106,486 bales last year,
130.024 bales in 1909 and 215,059 bales
in 1908. - v ..
Sea Mand cotton bales ineluded were
90.436, compared with 75,228 bales last
year. 88,177 bales in 1909, and 80,316
bales in 1908. . - . '-
Ginning with comparative statistics
and the percentage of the entire crop
ginned prior to December 13 in previous
North Carolina?- -
IEULT IE MIL
. 1911 - - 912,556
1908 : 615,736
1904 ' 669,135
South Carolina,- .
' 1910 1,107,556
1908 : 1,134,183
1904 . 1.085,725
Tejas. ' "': 1
.; 1908 3,368,874
1911 , 2,615,619
1904 , 1,790.792
1911 ', 1,561,134
1904 " 1,319,711
A girl danced herself to death in New
For 1912. Secretary MacVeagh
Urges Equality of Rational
And State Banks'.
Washington,5 D.'G, Dec. 20th.-r-The
nnual report of Secretary of the Treat
ury MacVeagh, submitted te Congress
says a surplus of $29,000,000 is expend
ed at the end of the fiscal year 1913 ex
elusive of expenditures on -the Jt'antma
Canal, but these will cause a deficit el
approximately $18,000,000. . ;
lhe total estimates of expenditures
for next yerr, exclusive of the Panama
Canal and postal service, payable from
postal revenue, are $637,920,803. The
estimate of receipts available for the
general fund are $667,000,000. The es
timates for the canal are $47,263,760
making a grand total of estimated ex
penditures of $685,184,663. ;
With all the preliminaries for revis
ing the financial System accomplished
Mr. MacVeagh says there is no reason
to postpone action.
The tentative plan of the- National
Monetary Commission, outlined by its
Chairman, ex-Senator Aldrich, he says,
sat it ties in its essentials the larger part
of the expert opinion of tbe nation and
is supported by the business men. The
Secretary pledges the administration to
do its part in keeping this financial is
sue wholly non-partisan: ' -. ' ;' ;
Mr. MacVeagh emphasizes the need
of prohibiting all banks, national and
state, from holding stock in other banks
ss a safeguard against any possible for
mation of a "money trust" in the fu
ture. He urges equality of national
and state banks in doing trust compa
ny and savings bank business.
Circulating Library Elects Off leers for
There was an annual election of of
ficers of the New Bern Circulating Li
brary on December twentieth. The
following are the new officers for 1912:
Mrs. W. B. Blades-President
Mrs. F. S. Duffy-lst Vice-Presi
Mrs. A.D. Ward -2nd, Vice-Presi
dent. , tv, : ".T
Miss May Hendren Secretary,
Mrs. E: B, E1IU Treasurer.
Purchasing Committee Mrs, Ed.
Bishop. (Chairman) Mrs. J. A, Bryan,
Mrs. Chas. Ives, Mrs. C E. Slover,
Mrs. Tom Mitohell, Miss Hollister, Mr.
C. L. Stevens.
Auditing Committee Mr. James B,
Blades, Mr, Sam M, Brinson.
You can buy at your owe- price, art
pictures are not selling fast since so
many people have their own special
subjects framed. Anything In the pie
ture line at coat, will show you the bill
to prove to you if you want to see it.
J. S. MILLER.
The Furniture Man.
House leaders are planning aa inquiry
into the so-caHled shippingirust. , .
The jury which will try the Chicago
packers, charged with violation of U e
Sherman Anti Trust law, is completed
and sworn io. .
The three receivers of the Wabash
Railroad Company are expected to ac
cept the appointment, ' s
Strong opposition develops in New
York to the reorganisation plans of the
Wabash Railroad. , I
John P. White claimed to hsve been
re-elected president Of the United Mine
Workers of America.;
John Bigelow died in New Yors itthe
age of 95 years. L
Mrs. Louisa Verirmya was indicted
in Chicago for the murder of a police
Two persons were
fight in New York. .
killed io a gang
Sis powers will offer to mediate at
the Chinese confereacl to arrange peace
terms. .-, -. ' : . V
.... . !
A Chinese Minister in the Republican
Provisional Goveinment declared that
foreign intervention wou d make
ditions In China worse.
Russian Government officials are con
eidering the question of new treaty
with the United States.
Blume for the collision between the
Olymple and the Hawke was placed on
the former vessel. '
We expect to
tore a lively thee" fc
i.ext week if re? 1 t!
and low trices .'A r;
w e w i -
Hookworm Dispensaries Are to be
Conducted in This County
With a Definite Purpose.
The State Board of Health, acting :
with the Commissioners of Craven.
county, have arranged to establish tem
sorarv disoensaries for tbe diagnosis
ease. These dispensaries will be open
between, the hours of 9;30 a. m. and
:30 p, m at the following places:
Dover, Tuesday, January 9; 16; 23;
30; February 6. . '
Cove City, Wednesday, : January 3;
10; 17; 24; 8U . : -
Vanceboro. Thursday, January 4; 11;
18; 25; February 1st. :
Havelock, Friday, January 5; 12. 19.
Riverdale, Friday, January 26; Febu-
New Bern, Saturday. January 6; 13;
20; 27; February 3.
Dr. C F. Strosnider, Hookworm Spe
cialists, will be in charge of the dispen-'
saries, assisted by a trained micros
copist , , '
There will be lectures on Hookworm
flleaaaa akt4 smenl aenltafinM " lailt n mA
VttfOamsJD SUU IUI OI DUIHUIWUII UHHJi flBJVS
you can see the chief cause of ground-
itch through the m'croscope by asking
tha man ,.in charge. You can get a -pamphlet
on Hookworm Disease, Flies,
Malaria and Typhoid Fever, and the
Sanitary Privy FREE I at the dispen
That if you have had ground-itch or
dew poison within 'the past ten years,
you should suspect Hookworm Disease.
That we have found that more than
half of the people have Hookworm Die-
ease. The satisfaction of knowing that
you do not have Hookworm Disease will
repay you for tbe time you invest To
be examined we ask you bring on your
first visit, a small amount of your bowel
action in a tin box for microscopical
examination; But few people are
cured by taking less than three treat-
meats. Tbat we give but one treat
ment at time, and tbat the treatments
are taaen one wees apart, - . -
Visit the dispensaries on the dates
named and see for yourself what is be
ing done.- It may mean the saving of
life, as Well as many dollars to yourself
or your child. We are interested in the
health of your family. Are you? If -,
so, take advantsge of this vital oppor-
tonity. Y: '' V-'-.1'
Thousands of people took advantage
of these dispensaries in Pitt county, and
thereby, hundreds of them have been
restored to good mental and physical
We are friends to you and your neigh
borDoes your neighbor know this?
We invite yon all to come, regardless
of your belief or disbelief. Remember;
tbat you need not be an applicant for
examination in order that you may
visit us. .' v '
Dee. 21 We are having some beauti
ful weather now. hope it will continue
so throughout the holidays. -
Mr. and Mrs. Wbeele who hsve been
spending pert of the winter at Cherry
Point left this morning on tbe 8 o'clock
train for their home in New York.
Mr. D. L. Taylor spent Tuesday in
New Bern on business. "
Messrs r. u, vouins ana i u. m- .
tins from Pine Grove was visitors at
Havelock Sunday. ',
Miss Sallie Russell spent Saturday in
The many friedds of Mrs. Dollie
Chesnut of Monroe Vs. will be shocked
to learn of her sodden seath. She died
at her daughter's;: Mrs. J. M. Garrell
at Monroe last Friday, of hart trou
ble. Mrs. Chesnut used to live n this
deighbornood. She was a great church
worker and was a woman that was
loved by all who knew her. Her many
relatives have our deepest sympathy.
Mr. J. A. Morton from North Har-
lowe passed through here Monday on
his way to New Bern.
Mr, M. F. Russell Is having some re
pairing done to his house, it will sooii
Miss Maud Wood spent Sunday with
her parents Mr. and Mrs. II. C Wood
Messrs J. G. Godner and A. D. Rooks
are busy this week killing hogs,
Our school will close Friday afternoon
for Xmas. Our teachrr Mr. I!,!lv.iil
spend the holidays with his family at
Wishes for a merry Xmas
"THE Ki: ).
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