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; NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY. ' N.i CUTpESDAY DECEMBER, 26, 1911-FIRST SECTION
6y iouis imam
CHAPTER TY-Wliett the Irishman
foci to hit roori he flndi there the own
er of the myatflrfoua feet. It li hie wife,
- Beatrix, from -vhom he had run away a
year previous They are reconciled, and
opening the letter he had received, ha
Knda that a law Arm In Rangoon, India,
Otters him 100,000 pounds for an Indian
jewel known as the Pool of Flame and
feft to him by a dying friend. O'Rourk
tells his wife that It Is in the keeping
f friend named Chambret In Algeria.
goul. In the steadfastness-of her im
pregnable heart! . . . -i :
But It's doubtful If ever he had an
alyzed his passion for her ao minute
ly. Mostly, I think, at that moment ol
her abrupt disclosure to him, he long
ed unutterably for her llpa and the
Sroffered wreath round his neck of her
lim, round, white arms. -!
Yet he would not. Trembling though
, M was, with every Instinct and every
fiber of his being straining toward her,
witn tne hunger for her a keen Daln In
his heart, he held himself back; or his
?ncepuon of honor held him back,
hat which he had voluntarily forfeit-
- ed and put away from him for his hon
or's sake, he would not take back
' though it were offered freely to him.
It "So," he said, after a bit, shakily;
: men pulled himself together, end
controlling his voice "So 'twas your
elf. after all, Beatrix! Me heart told
me no other woman could have sung
mat song as ye diet "
i 1 .The woman dropped her arms. "Your
kert, Terence?" she asked a little bit
! "What else? Do ye doubt It?"
She shook her head sadly, wistful
ly, . "How do I know? How can I tell?
Surely, dear, no two people wore evi
: happier than we yet within a yeat
from our wedding you , , you left
wui away from me,;,. . ' , Why?"
tv"Welt ye know why. dearest,. aaJ
weirje know 'twas love of ye alone
. that drove ma from va PmiM I Id
it hfl Bfllfl Va tlttt O knahan .V. H,A.t
,. v - uuovauu nuu Ktu ,
uvuimuia vi Bupporuug yei uouia 1
let it be said that your husband lived
like a leech upon your fortunes?
Faith, didn't I have to go for
.! "No," she dissented with a second
eery shake of her pretty head; "il
think It was love of yourself, a little,
Terence that and your nrlde.
- Why should any of our world I
'T'ARKPrl VAI1 ira mtt tha 1nk
man you fancied yourself when we
Were married? Who would have told
tLem tint vmir lanitad tiarttocra In
Ireland had turn m.r r.nmi..t Vnt
t, my dear'"
'? "I know" that," be contended stub-
liomlv "hut i
later It would have come out, and
they would have said: 'There she
' goes with her fortune-hunter, the ad
.tentw .hn married her for her
money' " . ' ' . '
"And if so? What earthly d! Iff er
ence could It make to us, sweetheart?
What can gossip matter to us If you
love me?" - .
I "If!" he cried, almost angrily. " "If !
, . , Ah, but no, darling! 'tis your
elf knows there is no 'If' about It, that
Tin sick "with love of ye this very
minute nick and mad for ye . . ."
J " "Then," she pleaded, with a desper
iate Utt'e break in her Incomparable
voice; and again held out her arms
r to him "then have iity on roe, oh, my
iearest one have pity ou me it only
.(of a little while." ,. -'
And suddenly he had caught her to
' ltn, and she lay In his arms, her
feung strong body molded to his, her
lips to his, her eyes half-veiled, the
sweet fragrance of her too well re
fcembered intoxicating him; lay su
slne in his embrace, yet held him
itrohgly to her, and trembled In sym
pathy With the deep, hurried pounding
f his heart. . . ; " ; ' ' . "
In the south the horizon flamed
livid to the senith, revealing a great,
black wall of cloud that had stolen
dp out of Africa; beneath it the sea
ihone momentarily with a sickly silk
in luster. Then the dense blackness
if the night reigned again, as pro
found as though Impenetrable, eternal
" Later a dull growl of thunder rolled
tn across theaste. With It came the
Irst fitful warnings of the Impending
Mud storm. ?
"Twas ye who sang to me, dear
is tr '
'"Who else, you great silly boy?
i . . And when you followed me to
tie door, making as much noise as a
r'oung elephant, Terence I was mlnd
id to punish you a little, a very little,
my duar. Bo I merely opened mine
and clossd it sharply; '.
"There was a woman tn the hall "
"I saw her, dear, aad laughed, thlnk
f how puzzled you would be. . . .
i ,.i 1 cruel, my heart? But I did not
an to he. I'd planned this surprise,
i know, from the minute I found
r rooms adjoined."
"And this letter" O'Rourke fumbled
i lis pocket and got It out "ye
't It to me!"
"It camo to me In Ixindon, doar, two
ero; Ve wore top Mtler Clara
::..imou and I at t.e Carlton,
: t to la j .t I J
t ' ij was I H-
f r t ' ) I
where to send you tb IeTTST.
rou read lt?" ' - ,
"Have I had time, sweetheart
nine?" . - - ,
. Thera was an Interlude.
. In the distance the thunder rolled
and rumbled, c
Resolutely the young woman die
sngaged herself and withdrew to a lit
tle distance.' 3
"Read, monsieur," she Insisted, per
smptorily. . , . , , . ' . ; i
"I've better, things to do, me dear,"
he retorted 'with composure. t
"You'll find it interesting." i . -v
"I find me wife more Interesting
than How d'ye know I will?" -
"Perhaps I have read If
O'Rourke turned the letter over In
his hand and noted what had thereto
Core escaped his attention the fact
what the envelope, badly frayed on the
sdges through' much handling,, was
pen at the top.
"So ye may," he admitted.
"It waa that way, when I received It.
And I have read It. How could J help
it?'' ,r'::' : t,v:
"Then yev saved me the bother."
He prepared to rise and capture her.
She retreated briskly. "Read!"
she commanded. "Read about the
Pool of Flame!"
v He stopped short, thunderstruck.
The Pool of Flame?" he reiterated
. He Stopped 8hort, Thunderstruck.
lowly. "What d'ye know about tnatf
"What the letter tells me no more.
- What has become of Itr
I But he bad already withdrawn the
en,cJ0?ur,l n t08"d tb? e?T?lop
'"We, fcnd was reading absorbed, ex-
cited, oblivious to all save that con
veyed tq his intelligence by the writ
ing beneath his eyes. ,
It was a singularly curt, dry and
business-like document for one that
was destined to mold the romance ot
bis life strangely terse and tritely
phrased for one that was to exert ao
far-reaching an Influence over the Uvea
of so many men and women. Upon
single sheet ot paper bearing their let
terhead, Messrs. Secretan and Sypher,
solicitors, of Rangoon, Burmah, had
caused to be typed a communication
to Colonel Terence O'Rourke, Inform'
Ing him that on behalf of a client who
preferred to preserve his incognito
they were manased 1a tfter a raw awl
M one hundred thousand pounds ster
ling for the return, Intact and un
marred. of the ruby known as the
Pool of Flame. : The said ruby was,
when last heard of, in the possession
of the said Colonel O'Rourke, who
Would receive the reward upon the
delivery of the said stone to the un
derslgned. at their offices la Rangoon
within six months from date. Said
delivery might; be made either in per
son or by proxy. With which Messrs
Secretan and Sypher begged to re
main respectfully his. " '
The Irishman read It once and again,
memorising its Import; then deliber
ately .shredded It into minute parti-
"So it's come," he said heavily, "just
is the O'Mahoney foretold It wouldl
He sank back In his chair, and his
wife went to him and perched herself
upon the arm of it, Imprisoning his
bead with her arms and laying her
cheek against his.
"What has come, my heart? '
"One hundred thousand pounds,1
he said. . . . '"Treble its worth,
Jouble what the O'Mahoney expect-
"Who is the O'Mahoney, dear?"
He roused. "An old friend, Beatrix
an old comrade. He died some years
back, on the banks of the Tugela,
lighting with a Boer commando. He
was ) lonely man, without kith or kin
)r many friends beside meself. That,
I preBume, Is how he came to leave
the Pool of Flame with me." He
aound an arm round her and held her
slose. "Hearken, dear, and I'll be
telling ye the story of It."
Behind them the Infernal glare lit
dp the portentous skies. Thunder
echoed between cloud and sea like
neavy cannoning. The wife shrank
:lose to her beloved. "I am not at all
ifraH," she declared, when her voice
;ould he hewrd "wi:a yon. . . .
Tell me about the IV-l f lme."
"The O'V:.:. r 1 t It V. !
la Wall Street Houses This Christ
mas Salaried Men Fare v u
New York, Dec. 22d( The word ; baa
gone out in Wall Street that Christmas
stockings will be lean this year. It has
been a year of comparatively poor bus
iness for Slock Exchange houses, and
the bonuses which the army of employ
es in the street have become accustom
ed to expect will be in proportion to
profits.- One concern, which in the past
has been well known for its generosity,
informed its employes that it did 'not
feel justified in making the customary
distribution. In other houses the amount
appropriated for gifts is considerably
smaller than in other years. Banking
house employes will fare better than
brokers' clerks, as the banking business
while below that of some other years,
has been relatively better than that of
the dealer in stocks. The directors of
two trust companies have voted to give
their employes 10 per cent, of their
yearly salaries. This is about the av
erage distribution, an lioug-n in some
years of big business the bonuses have
rus much higher. The house of J. P.
Morgan & Co. is credited with having
given its employes 100 percent, of their
salaries on more than one Christmas,
The United States Steel Corporation
has not yet made known what it will da,
Last year it distributed 12, 700, 000 .in
each and stock, The Standard Oil Co,
heretofore has given its employes preS'
ents in the shape of annual increases in
salaries ranging from $1 to tlOO a
Owing to the splitting up of the oil
companies in accordance with the Su
preme Court dissolution decree, the em
ployes this year will Be obliged to look
to the individual companies in the Stand
ard O'l group for their gifts, and jt
will depend upon the directors of each
company whether presents will Be made.
On the various exchanges the customa
ry funds are being collected this week.
The Stock Exchange ustfally raises about
$U,0C0 for its employes.
Brokers' clerks have become recon
cited to some extent within recent years
to the passing of the lavish Christmas
gifts which were the common expecta
tion in the years of big promotions,
bull markets and the wide public spec
ulation of which the present year has
seen but little.' It was in the years af
ter the Spanish war, when, the huge
industrial combinations were being form
ed and money was flowing into Wall
Street on an enormous scale, that the
Christmas trees in the financial district
were laden most heavily, Among the
banks, especially, there has been a
movement away from the Christmas
bonuses in latter year. In their places
is being substituted a system of salary
Increases for meri'orinus service, with
pensions and sick bent fi s.
I have never had such a beautiful as
sortment of useful articles to select
from.' Visit our Btores and look over
the different articles and 1 am sure you
will be convinced. '
J. S. MILLER,
The Furniture Man.
Attorneys for the mtat packers in the
trial at Chicago concluded their opening
statements to the jury.
Colored People of This City Mak
ing Elaborate Arrangements
For the Proper Celebrat-"
ion or That Day.
. " ' - , ' " ' '
Next Monday, January 1st, will be
Emancipation Day and the colored con
ttngent of New Bern are making ex
tensive arrangements for the obser-
vsnce. of the occasion. During the
early part of the day there will be a
parade and this will be followed by a
meeting at Smith's hall. There are
number of speakers on the program
from out hs city and it is more than
probable that the meeting will Inde-d
be an interesting one. Einancipati m
Day is looked forward to in this section
of the State with much anticipation
and every colored person who can poa
sibly de so will be on hand to assist in
ricturcs Great Assortment.
EriMT 1 ID
You can buy at your own price, as
pictures are not selling fast since so
mimy people have th'ir own special
sul jeeta framed. Anything in the pic
ture line t cont, will nlu,w you the bill
to J iovo t'l you if you want to m-A it.
j. f. r:i.u
r ; - .
Police Drag Net Thrown Out and
as' a Result " Three Alleged.
. Whiskey 1 Dealers ;WM ,
..Trstijoj Cferiatmas Din-
- " ner; In' Jail. '
As a result of the vigilance and per
severance of police rfficers I pock and
Foscue three alleged whiskey dealers.
Hairy Scales, White and James Cam
way : and Dave Hatch,- both colored,
were arraigned before Mayor McCarthy
yesterday afternoon on a warrant
charging them with retailing apiritous
liquors. Probablex Cause waa found in
each case and the ' defendants hound
over to the next term of Craven County
Superior Court under bonds of $100
each.., They failed to give these bonds
and were committed to jait..
Chas. Jones, white, Wat charged
with retailing, bub, the State failed to
make out a case against him' and he
was dismissed. '''V ,
The case against Jo Tisdale . and
John Golding, in whose . place of .husj
pees eight pints of whiskey were found
when the poliee made A raid on the soft
drink establishment of the city Thurs
day afternoon, was continued until
. .." Ladies, better put a new
coat of paint on that room
where Santa Claus visits,
J. S. Basnight Hdw. Co.
Hundreds "Witnessed v Exciting
Football Game vBetveeu New '
Bern and Washington.
Score 10 to 1 In Favor ,
? of Washington.
Washington, Dec. 25-Wasbington'e
large number ol football enthusiasts
turned out in full force thia afternoon
to witness the game between the local
team and the New Bern football team.
The weather waa ideal for playing and
both teams were ip fine form. Promptly
at 3:30 the game waa -begun. In the
first quarter Washington make one
touch down, and in the second quarter
another touchdown was made by them.
New Bern made one touchback In the
second quarter. Both teams worked
hard and there 'were a number of fea
ture plays. , On New Years day the two
teams will play in New Bern and the
present indications are that it will be
one of tho hardest fought games of the
season. The New Bern team will re
turn home tomorrow morning.
REPORT OF THE CONDITIO -'
; - .: OF TH&- ' :" .' ' ,
MUTUAL AID. BAKKIKQ COM? ANT.
at New Ben.li the State ef Nerta
Carolina, At The Close f Bat
inesa Dec. 6th, 1911. .
, ; ; RESOURCES
Loans and discounts.
Overdrafts secured " ;
Furniture and fixtures, v
All other real estate owned,
Due frtm banks atv) banker,;
Gold coin .
Hilvcr coin. Including all ml
nor coin currency,
National bank notes and other
U S notes,
$ 18,038 76
Capital Stock paid in , 1 8,788.60
Surplus Fund. . . ,106 73
Undivided profits, less , cur
rent sinenses and taxes
paid - r - . 257.48
Bills payable, . 1,000 00
Time certificates at deaoslt. 8.624 00
Deposits subject to check, , 4,361 94
$ 13,028 75
STATE OF NORTH CAROLIHA 83
' CRAVEN COUNTY,
I, John H. Fisher, caehter of the a
bove-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement Is true to
the best ot my knowlsdi and ballet
JOIIN II. FISIIER,
. ' CaaMer .
II. W. THOMPSON, .
' PARKER ROUEHTS, .
' ' J, E MO' "-I.
Subscribed and sworn to before me,
this l'Jth day of Drc. 1011.
j. r i:r ' r.'.-i.
ROLLING STOCK -
IS JO HEAVY
For Kails. J.0.39G Deaths 150,159
Injured Is Railway
Washington, Dec 23 The smolder
ing jealousy between the Interstate
Commerce Commission and the newly-'
established Coromsrce ' Court ; flares
out in the annual report of the commis
sion to Congress. Congress waa told
in plain language juat what the com
mission thinks of the Commerce Court
Out of 27 cases passed on by the Com
merce Court," say the commission in
its report, "preliminary restraining
orders of final decrees have been issued
in favor of the railroads in all but aeven
case and of these aeven only three are
of any magnitude." Other features of
the report are as follows. Attention is
called to the fact that of the total num
ber killed during the last year (10.396),
366 were passengers and 2,872 employes
on duty in train service. Out of 160,-
169 persons injured, 12,433 were pas
sengers and 45,848 employes on duty in
train service. Attention ia also called
to the large number of accidents which
are the result of trespassing upon the
tracks of the carriers.
The investigations thus far conducted
have developed two important facts-
first, the superiority of steel equipment
as compared with wooden cars, and,
second, the necessity of ascertaining
and improving the physical condition
of tracks and roadways nsed in inter
state commerce. The first proposition
is graphically illustrated by the fact
that during the last fiscal year five of
the collisions investigated involved
wooden cars and occasioned the death
of 62 and the injury of 667 person?,
while during the same period there wbb
only one accident of a similar character
involving steel equipment, and that oc
casioned no fatalities among paiyeng-
ers and only one serious personal in
jury, The construction of car and loco
motives ia tending toward an ever in
creasing standard of dimensions with
out a proportionate betterment of tra-k
conditions. It will be seen by refer
ence to statistics that derailments due
to defective roadway during the peroiJ
of 10 years ended June 30, 1911, have
resulted in the death of 416 and the in
jury of 12,898 persons, besides a prop
erty loss of $8,351,696.
, funeral Services I, A. Jack.
Norfolk Landmark, Dec. 22 Rev.
R. C. Oilmore of the First Presbyterian
Church, conducted the funeral yes' er
day at 1043 Naval Avenue of Chief En
gineer E. A. Jack, Sr., United States
revenue cutter service, retired. He was
assisted by Rev, J. T. Bosnian of Monu
mental M. E. Church; Burial followed
in Oak Grove Cemetery. - -
Eight enlisted men of the revenue
cutter service bore the coffin to the
grave. A large detachment of men
from the service attended. Honorary
pall bearers were Captain E. V. Whitn,
L, P. Slater, W. C, Corbitt, John Wal-
ten, E. B. Hawks, Charles Syer
Thomas Shannon and Eratnett Deans.
Representatives from the Royal Ar
canum, Eika, stonewall uatnp, (Jon
federate Veterans were present.
Are you satisfied with your
cook stove ? See Bucks line
of Stoves and Ranges at J.
S. Basnight Hdw. Store.
Yesterday Very Quiet in Police
Circles. A Few Intoxicated
Celebrators Locked; Up.
Although the local police were kept
exeedinply busy yesterday watching to
see that no one became too boisterous
r endangered the lives of any one else,
they made but few arrests.
A few Imbibed too freely of liquid re
freshments and were placed in the sity
lock-up to sober up but were released
as soon as they were able to navigate,
Today all of those arrested since 3 it
urday afternoon will be lined op before
Mayor McCarthy and allowed to relate
their woes, As is usually the ease at
this season, these offenders, unless th y
have been undulv disorderly or some
terlous charge is entered against th un.
will bs allowed t'i pay the costs and
dismissed from custody.
mm PILES I PILES l
Williams Indian Pile Ointment Wil
cure I'.'.ind, deeding and Itching Filer,
It alfturliS the tumors, a!l?ys itching at
on r, acts ss a pou'
f. WiUlur V Ir
Up'. .r-J f.-r I'' i
I ' .it, T'i
b, fives it:
..J I- " - r
LOOKS LIKE DELIBERATE
Terrible Affair Last Night. Will
Avery Killed. Baker Bryan
Locked up ia The County Jail
Charged With Shooting. ' !
It seemed that Christmas dsy was
not to pass peacefully, though it waa
near the close, ll o'clock 'last night
when word . was sent down to police
headquarters that a murder had been
committed in the vicinity of West and
Cedar Sts. Chief Lupton acted prompt
ly and upon investigation the following
was revealed: It appears 1 that Will
Avery, a young white man' 23 years
of age and ' employed by the
Norfolk-Southern as engineer in the
yards here, son of If r. - Ferney Avery,
with some others; was on West street
last night about 11 p. m. when Baker
Bryan pushed his way through the
crowd, and with an oath drew a pistol
and almost point blank fired at Avery,
the ball piercing the young man just
above heart, causing almost instant
death. Two witnesses giving their
names as Morgan Shaw and J. L. Col-
lette declared Bryan shot as above
stated. Search was made for Bryan
who was found in a house nearby, lying
down, He was arrested and sent to
the county jail about midnight, pend
ing examination. Bryan ia alleged to
have said he was only celebrating and
did not know the pistol was loaded. -
Large Number of Children Enter
tained by Them At The Ath
ens Yesterday Afternoon.
The local lodge of Elks delightfully
entert lined the needy children of the
city yesterday afternoon at the Athena
theatre. During last week tickets were
given to all who made application fur
them, and when the hour arrived for
the beginning of the performance every
one of the tickets had been presented
at the door, and many who had no tick
ets were admitted.' ' , ; t
1 he ti rat thing on the program was
the regular moving picture and vaude
ville show. At the; conclusion; ot this
Santa Claus made his appearance and
d stributed his gifts. Each t the little
quests receiving a present, and it was
easily seen by all that The recipients
were delighted with their gift. The
occasion waa one that will kxif linger
in the memory of those who were pres
ent.:. . - : . ' :. . -
The Italian cruiser Puglia seised the
British steamer Mevizaleh with $150,000
in gold for payment of Turkish troop.
Hookworm Disease Modes of
The adult hookworm is about one-
half an inch long and about the ; thick
ness of a brass pin. Its head bends
back on its neck like a hook, the teeth
also, suggest hooka. Adult bookworms
live in the small intestine and deposit
numberous eggs. The eggs do not,
however, undergo full development un
til they are discharged from the host
In the open air, with sufficient warmth
and moisture, the eggs germinate
wiilvn a dsy or two into the embtyo
or tiny larva. Thia embryo breaks
through the egg-shell and feeda on
the ground or eight soil. Within a few
days time it twice sheds its skin, the
second skin remaining about the larva
as a protecting sheath. In this stage
it no longer takes food, is too small to
be seen with the unaided eye, and under
favorable circumstances may live for
six moths. This ia known as tho germ
stage" or "infecting stags" of the
hookworm. Infection may occur in two
different ways, by mouth or through
the skin. Formerly infection by mouth
was supposed to be the only mode of
entrance into the system. The germs
may be taken in with muddy water,
fruits or uncooked vegetables, but it ia
believed now that lets than 15 per cent
of caaes are Infected in this way. . The
common mode of infection is known to
be through the skin; It hts been
demonstrated that if hookworm germs
get upon the skin, either by persons
who go bare-footed or who ham'Se In
fected dirt, they bore their way throrjh
the pores of the skin, escaping from
tiir protecting sheath. They s;t rp
an Inflammation known as "grin
itch, or "toe-Itch," when p
through the skin. They enter t' e I '
ctrrent and pass thror;h the I
t.."ga and stomach, f:mHy re a '
tl:ir home in tlm tn ' '' .!
t !" i t ' '
. lilY GLAD
Prices Advanced lCarly By- Shorts ,
Covering. ' Trade : Prospects
i Better.' ' - - '
New York, Dec Prices of cotton
advanced for a time during the past
week mainly owing to the firmness of
December with its rather striking pre
mium, heavy buying by spot concerns,
and the rounding up of the unduly congested-short
interest. The Waldorf
Astoria have been in full retreat and
thia fact of itself helped materially to ,
bolster up prices. Another thing, the
certified stock here is still small despite '
the fact that it has been increasing of
late. It is stiil far below the figures
of a year ago. Also dry goods reports
have been more cheerful.
Vermont mills which had been clos
ed down for many weeks have just
started up. More optimistic reports
are being received in regard to the
Spring trad s in cotton goods hitherto
stagnant Things in the Chinese em
pire seem to point to an earlier reaump
tion of trade than at one .time seemed
possible. Liverpool for a time was a
good buyer here. On the other hand
the Census Bureau's ginning report
was considered bearish and an pointing
to a crop of 15,500,000 bales or more. -Stress
is also laid on the fact that the ,
ginning up to., December 12th, already
comes pretty close to the crop estimates
for many of the States recently issued
by the government and that in the csbo
of Florida the ghr ing already exceeaa
that estimate. Not a few expect the
total quantity ginning up to the middle '
of January to exceed the recent crop .
estimate of the government 14,885,000
bales. Ginning reports' will be issued
up to the third week in March. More
over on the advance, the continent is
said to have largely withdrawn from
the spot as new business is concerned.
The continent has latterly been selling
in Liverpool after, being a good buyer
.a M- . l i I J a - . ..
mere tor an exienaea perioa. Ana now
cornea the talk of a strike in Lancashire
involving some 100,000 banks. Also the
movement of the crop in this -country,
which showed a slackening for a time
has latterly increased and estimates of
the quantity to be brought in sight this
week are larger than the total for last
week. The South is reported to bo
selling freely on any upward turn of
prices, though withdrawing on declines,
The technical speculative position has
been weakened here, it is contended by
the driving in of the shorts by the big
spot interests. . The object in putting
op December was to get cotton to New
York and it is said that the spot people
who have been working tbe bull side of
late really expert lower prices later on
before the real turn for the better
takes place. However this may be,
bears are certainly more csutioua than
they were some weeks ago. Already
talk about trade prospects are more
cheerful and there are predictions that
the next acreage will be considerably
reduced under the sting of unexpected
ly low prices resulting from the big
acreage last season. Towards the close
of tbe week prices reacted owing to the
fear ot a strike in Lancashire. - '
For Their Eieellent Work During
the Past Week. Every Pack
age Delivered Un Time.
Among those in this city who are
tlad that Christmas 1911 is a thing of
the past none will be found who are
more delighted than the clerks and car
riers in the local postoflice. For the
past two weeks they have been taxed
to their utmost capacity in handling
the enormous qu entities of mail which
haa been received at and snt through
this office. All alone they worked dili
gently and succeed in giving the people
of New Bern the heat of service. Sat
urday an extra man was adleil to the
fores and yesterday morning the lout
Christmas package which had arrive 1
'"tp to that time, was delivered nn 1 t'
entire force drew a r. h of r '' f. I f
course the mail will be 1 m r C i
usual duri:: r t' o r-" t ' y r till
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