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Published In Two Sections, even
TumAut M Friday at No. 45 Pollock
treet. . V-.VU' . .' '
B. J. LAND PRINTING COMPANY
, . ,. JJIOFBUCT0R8,
TwcMowhe.--, i $ .20
Thre e Months .25
Six Months,,..... ,50
Twelve Months. 1.00
Only In advance.
Advertising rate furnished wpon
application at the office, or upon in
quiry by Weil.
Entered at the Postoftice, New Bern,
N. C, at second-class matter.
WELCOME TO OUR GUFSTS.
New Bern gives the glad hand to
the visitors who wiH be in our midst
today. It recognizes their value to
their respective communities a id it
reckons on deriving benefit for itself
from their presence and Counsel
While we all here in New Hern are
citizens of no mean city, we don't for
get that there other places and if there
is anything we can letrn from them
or their messengers we want to learn
it. So we welcome our visitors be
cause we expect to learu from them and
if there is anything we can do for ihem
In return, why the pleasure will be
The Bureau of Municipal Research
semis out some literature headed "Do
you apply efficiency tests to your city
administration?" Unfortunately most
people iu most places are too busy to
give the city administration any thought
But ol course efficiency ttsts should
it is well enough to note th.it the
-official nam of the new postal service
is parcel post not panels post. The
Postoftice Department is saving of
lettert in it spelling.
An exchange says, "Charge for the
advice you hand out, if you want peo
ple to take it." Well ,that is the kind
f advice that is usually taken, but wi
haven't heard of anybody failing to
charge for it.
The earthquake appears to have
passed New Eera by Only the good
things befall this town.
RECALL OR SHORTER TERMS?
In view of the discussion about the
recall, would not shorter terms answer
the same purpose? If you get a bad
egg in drawing a public official, the
sooner there is an opportunity to turn
it loose the better, lake New York
City for example. It lengthened the
rerm of its Mayor to eight or as it
six? yeasi and the very first shot
Hit of the box it drew an irascible old
gentleman whom it would have been
glad to get rid. of in any year since his
election. The single term, which is
ijow enjoying a season of public en
dorsement, is well enough, but c are
not so sure that the accompanying
desire for a loftgerterm is not inspired
by a popular aversion for the extra
effort involved in frequent elections.
A HINT TO THE WISE.
It is hardly necessary to remind the
live merchant of New Bern that tht
jh..-i pust, nu in euct i, is a golden
opportunity for then'. In the rura
districts there are thousands of peopl
wtio seldom get to the ciiy, but who
would like to har advantage of th
citys stores, these tan be reached
best through the papers circulating in
the country districts and of these there
is none better as an sdveitising medium
than the Semi-Weekly Journal. It
a household word in many homes
-astern Neta arolina. It is read
Closely advertisements as well as news
ine parcel post makes the cost of
transportation a mere trifle. The
irerch-snt then simply has to defer!!
his wares in a way to catch the fancy
of the prospective purchaser or to give
such information as is needed to enable
one to know whether or not he wants
a given article.
Now is the time to solicit the business
of the rural dweller through the col
umita of a newspaper that circulates
through the,; rural districts. Such
papW is tr. Semi-Weekly Journal.
lt tubsc.rOc are people whom
k pay to sach. They are ready to
roakt- liberal use of the parrels post
by ordering from (he stores 'that are
fwogrtsstve enough to make a prompt
wnitiiuon W taejr business.
rAi'MLM t3 1 - .
vwm a.migmy tinny
an- When he can't find anything else
M da he pardon I criminal. ;
There waa ka inevitable mel! of
d about the final speech in the Senate
Senator Jjk. W. Bailey of Texas.
Senator Balk should have been able
soger throng) u that swan song ia
Irse itime tb, ur hour. Swan
Hgi t- he,va the- desired result,
should be brief. . .
ideas of beaAh. aud disease have
recently undco radical changes,
oW.ves the Sui Board r Health
V: Service- ta the truth been
si .re vered? Or will said ideas undergo
Hn.e jnore rad.Val chanyr,?
: ( JEFF DAVIS.
United Stated Senator Jef Davu ol
Arkansas died suddenly "at hi home
in Litths Rock, ear!y yesterday mora
.ng. Few public men were so much
'idicn'ed at he. But the hold that he
had on tht people of Arkansas indicated
that he had some qualities of strength.
Much of the criticism made of him,
roo, wa doubtles ill advised. What
:ver-is unconventional and irregular
call for r.dicule and once ridicule n
connection with a public man is started,
there is na telling where ;t will top.
U becomes the fashion, for men in
their thinking, like fish, run in schools
and it is seldom that the individual
dares to think differently from the
great majority of his fellows. Odd
and bizarre as Jeff Davis was, we have
no doubt that many of the harsh thin:
spoken and written ol him were unjust.
SETS GOOD EXAMPLE.
By the Jeffersonian simplicity which
he insisted on at his inauguration as
t-overnor of New York William S il
zer set a most commendable example.
With thousands of persons in this
country there is a foolish love of os
lentatijn. When they heard of Sui
ter's course on the day of his inaugu
ration the folly of their own tastes
must have been brought home to them.
Il the Governor of the great State of
New York could be installed in office
without a lot of fess and feathers and
needless cost, they must have argued,
surely in smaller matters involving
expenditures which cannot bi afforded
but which custom demands the same
simplicity with its attendant advanta
ges of economy can be practiced.
Unfortunately men in high places
encourage by their examples pomp and
display rather then simplicity, and
waste and extravagance rather than
economy. An example like that of
Mr. Suler should have an appreciable
cflect in the direction ol finding a
solution of the proMtin of the cost of
high living. Give us more Sulers in
One of the remarkable features
about the inauguration of the parcel
post is that so many people aiteiV.pted
to use it before they learned ho.v.
Looking before leaping is n. t charac
teristic ot the American pi- ; :j
Craven county needs a jail that will
4o what jails were intended to do. We
understand that the jail has many
conveniences and that architecturally
it is the superior of most jails. But
what good is all this if it won't hold
When the Congressional Money
Trust Committee gets hold of William
Rockefeller as of course it will, sooner
or latter, it ought to make a desperate
effort to get him put in jail for a sub
stantial term. Ih" induct of this
man of millions in defying the Con
gressional committee is outrageous.
Dr. Kilgo criticizes the leaders of
the Laymen's Movement avid says they
go about over the country banqueting
on oyst ers and ice cream. Two thoughts
suggest themselves. One is that the
men wno nave to mix oysters and ice
cream frequently are to be pitied.
The other is that, if it is high living
by the Laymen leaders thai the good
Bishop objectslo, we want to know
how it is that he doesn't make s fu
about the admittedly large consump-
sumption of ehickins by the clergy
of his belief.
The Boise Capita! News, of Boise,
Idaho, published a message from Col.
Roosevelt criiiciiing the Supreme Court
of Idaho for a decision barring Pro
gressive candidate for Presidential
elector from the ballots. The publish
ers were sent to jail for contempt.
If this is justice, whkh it isn't, whv
shouldn't the Colonel b time also?
THE MUNICIPAL DINNER.
There should be many more munici
pal dinners. That of last night will
inure to the advantage of New Bern.
It featured the idea of co-operation and
that is the supreme need of any city
which would foree ahead.
i ne acuircss 01 Air. uamels was
worthy of him and that is evidence
that he realized the inqiortance of the
occasion to New Bern and its citizens.
The remarks of the other visitors were
helpful and suggestive to the builders
of the larger and better New Bern of
The papers and addresses by our
local people breathed a devotion to
the city and an appreciation of its
splendid possibilities that wa most
welcome. They likewise showed study
and investigation so that the forecasts
of future great nessjor New Bern was
something more than idle talk.
All in all it was a most pleasant and
profitable affair and, as we have already
stated, should be made a fixed feature
of the activities of the Chamber of
The Journal ventures to Join the
officers of the Chamber in extendine
thanks and appreciation to the visit
ing speakers. .
Maj. - Hemphill and Thomas' I.
Pence, well known newspaper men and
the latter the manager of publicity
for Woodrcw Wilson in the pre-con-
ven ion campaign and conni.non.
Iso in the publicity work of the Pre
election campaign, arc mentioned as
probable successors to William Loeb.
collector of the port of New .York, ut a
salary or llk.OOO a year. Pence
deserves some 3od rlarn. A th.
Msjor, wasn't he the ordinal ami-
Ujlsoa, qisn? '
SHE GAVE UP
Physicians Filled T Eelp ? Mrs,
Green, Est Shtjinafly fanni
ReHef Ja Cixdi ;
Meetse, Va. Mra. 3. C Green of thla
place, says; "I suffered with womanly
troubles to that I could hardly ait up.
Two of the beat doctors in our town
treated me, and I tried different medi
cines, until I gar np tfll hope of aver
jetting well. " -
On day, I decided to try tome Oar
duL It did to much for me that I
ordered some mora, and it cured me!
Today, I feel aa wall as I ever did ia
The pains and the trouble ara all
gone. I feel like another person la
every way. I wish every sufferer could
know what Cardul will do for alck
A few doses of Cardul at ths right
time, will aava many a bic doctor bill,
by preventing serious sickness.
It tones up the nervous system, and
helps make pale eheeka fresh and rosy.
Thousands of weak women have been
restored to health and happlnesa by
using Cardul. Suppose you try it
It may be Just the medicine you need.
ft. B. Writs to: U4W ASvljory Dept.. CWt
ooc M4idM C, Quttaoooca. Tain., for Special
hutnutiont. wiSM-m book. Hoot TreMaaal
Ideas of health and disease have re
cently undergone radical changes.
Doctor Rose nan, Prolessor of Prevent
ive Medicine at Harvard, points out
how we are rapidly getting over some
of our sanitary foolishness in the fol
"The bad name of the night air was
due to the fact that the dreaded ma
larial mosquito is nocturnal in its
habits. Like many another wild ani
mal, it sleeps during the day and
prowls about at night in search of
its victim. In malarial countries the
natives who go out often drape
light scarfs or mantillas over their
mouth in such a way as to vocer the
mouth and nose. They do this in order
to filter the 'poisonous night air.
Meanwhile, the malarial mosquito in
jects its poison through the exposed-
skin of the forehead or hands.
"Sewer gas has long been needlessly
dreaded. It is now definitely known
that sewer gas is not the cause of diph
theria, typhoid fever, or any other in
fectious or contagious disease. It can
hardly be more harmful than the simi
lar gases to which a farmer is ex
posed when he works on his manure
"Since the great work of Pasteur, we
have learned: first ,the particular
germs that are the true causes ol
most of the communicable diseases,
and second, the methods by which
these are spread. Moreover, we know
how to prevent them. So precise has
our knowledge become that it is.possi
ble to live unscathed in the midst of
raging plague. During the great epi
demic of cholera in Hamburg, in 189
none of the doctors or nurses con
tracted the disease, although they were
in close contact with it. That epi
dennc was one of the moFt severe
modern times; it killed about eight
thousand persons, and there were near-
lv seventeen thousand cases in a few
months. It is possible also to Dro-
tect ousrelves against typhoid fever
smallpox plague, diphtheria, and man
other infections." Board of Healt
IN RE SLOGANS.
If New Bern has got to have a slogan
we believe it would pay to Jook a little
further and see if a better on than '"New
Born New Bern" cannot be found
i ne comoinaiion ol words, is not
particularly euphonious, the syllables
not being such as to fall trippingly from
the tongue. ..
The sentiment is not altogether the
right one either in our opinion a
it seems to imply a degree of disrespect
for what New Bern has accomplished
in the past, this haa been for many
years a substantial city and there is
no need to apologize for its past.
As to just what good a slogan does
a cay there seems to be aoine rinnht
We observe for one thing that a slogan
ss a mere matter of words. What every
city needs is action rather than, words.
With so much to be done to keep tip
wirn me uiarcn 01 progress we are not
certain that it it a good investment
of time to spend much of it devising
something to say. '
But we are for co-operation and the
rule of the majority and if the majority
want a slogan and want the One that
is just now in the public mind the
journal will co-operate in enabling it
to tare lortn grandly on its mist ion
MORE AND BETTER 'FARMERS
me way to cheapen food it poi ed
out by the head of the Bureau of Soils
in the Department of Agriculture, but
it Is not a road by which we shall or-
We offer One Hundred- Dollars Re
ward for any case of Cartarrh that
cannot be cured bv Hall's Catarrh
Cure. - .
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the latt 13 years, and be
lieve blm perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to earry out any obligations made
by the firm. "
NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE
Toledo, O.' .
Hall't Catarrh Cure it taken intern
ally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Testi
monials sent free.. Price-75 cents per
bottle. Sold by all Druggist. .
Take Hall't Fsrafy PiMt for con
rive at. our destiuation next year or
the year after, and ten years hence
there will bs- more of us, the demand
for food will be greater, and even with
increased supplies there may be no
real dercease in prices. The crops of
the present 'year have had some little
effect upon prices. The abundant sup
plies ol cere, oats and hay shoull be
duce prices of til sorts of meats until
another harvest season, but these mit
igations of prices are temporary.
persisting tact it shat the increase in
the? number of farmers, the increase
in the area ot tilled land and the in
crease in production are' not keeping
pace -with the growth ol the popula
With all the infinite variety of farm
implements and the hundreds of agri
cultural colleges anl experiment sta
tios,-the quality of agriculture is not
improving at anything approaching the
pace of mechanical imrpovements. The
country needs more farmers, at d ii
needs more seiemihe methods of culti
vation.. Farming is improving, but
practical agriculture falls very fa short
of possible agric-.iltare. W'c need not
expect to see the theoretically possible
ever attended over a wide crea, but the
prosperity of farming for the last 15
years ought to keep in the country the
young men who are still crowding into
cities looking for wages of a day,
and with all the scientific agricultural
knowledge that v.e possess the i.!d
per acre O'ight to be mu'-h greater
than it is.
due of the most dangerous of the
acute infections of the winter months
is pneumonia or. inllammation of the
lungs, and belongs to those diseases
which are very widely distributed.
It seems to be a well known fact
that about two-thirds of the caes ;(
pneumonia oicur in the winter and
spring months. It is most common at
the extremes of life, that is, h: the
aged and in children undcf live years
Nearlv all pneumonia is caused by a
germ known as "Pneumococcus." This
germ lodges and grows in- the nose,
throat and air passages. It also at
tacks animals, and is it claimed by
some authorities that men can con
tract the disease from them.
These germs are often found in the
discharge from the mouth and nose,
and are doubtless spread by dust as
they are not killed readily by dryness.
While every precaution should be
taken to avoid these germs, the prin
cipal preventive measure is to keep
the blood and body in a good .healthful
The predisposing causes in primary
cases in old age or infancy are bad
hvgienic surroundings, the impure air
of overcrowded, poorly ventilated
rooms, bad Teeding, and institutional
life; and in old people .he disease is
favored by the diminished powers of
resistance and the les9 perfect expecto
ration. Exposure to cold and wet is one
cause and this accounts for the greater
frequency of the diseases in the cold
months. Users of alcohol are especi
ally susceptible to the attacks of pneu
monia germs. board ol Health I'resi
MAN COUGHS AND BREAKS RIBS
After a frightful coughing spell
man in Neenah, Wis., felt terrible pains
in his side and his doctor found tw
riDs naa oeen nroicen. w nat agony
Dr. King's New Discovery would
have saved him. A few teaspoonful
ends a late cough, while persistent use
routs obstinate coughs, expels stubborn
colds or heals weak, sore lungs.
feel sure its a Godsend to humanity,
writes Mrs. Effie Morton, Columbia
Mo. "for I believe I would have con
sumption to-day had I not used
this great remedy." Its guaranteed
to satisfy, and you can get a free trial
bottle or 50-cent or $1.00 size at all
To give away money in charily
hurts most folk more than to 'o e it.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
Department of State.
Certificate of Dissolution
To AH to Whom These Presents
May Come Greeting
Whereas, , It appear to my satis
faction, by duly authenticated record
of the proceedings for the voluntary
dissolution thereof by the unanimous
consent of all the stockholders, deposit
ed' in my office, that the Rubrieht
Liniment Company, a corporation of
this State, whose principal office is
situated at No. ;; .street, In the City
of New Bein, County of Craven, State
of North Carolina ; (Jas. W. Waters
being the agent therein and in charge
thereof, upon whom process may be
served), has complied with the require
ments of Chapter I, Revisal of 1905,
entitled "Corporations," preliminary
to the issuing of this Certificate of
Dissolution: . . r : " ,
Now, Therefore, I, J. Bryan Grimes,
Secretary of State of the State of orth
Carolina, do hereby Certify that the
said corporation did, on the 16 day of
December, I91i,"; file in my office a
ut esiC'UcJ and attested consent
In writing to the Jissolution o .said
rcrporaibn, ecc';t-d by all the stock-
elders thereof which said;ronsent
and the record ol the pioceedlngs aloir
said are now on file in my office as pro
vided by law.
In Testimony Whereof, I have set
my hand and affixed my official seal,
at Rslelgh, ihii 1ft Jay of December,
s n mi
J. BRYAN GRIMES,
,.. Secretary ol Start.
Friday was' a- rough, raw blustery
day. Yesterday was a bracing, clear,
iavigorating diy. Wonderful - climate
we have here. Of persisting severe
weather there is none, or none to speak
of. We should have hundred:) of winter
residents. . "
Mrs. A. R. Tabor, of Cridcr, Mo., had
been troubled with sick headache lor
about five yean-, when she began tak
ing Chamberlain's Tablets. She has
taken two bottles of them and they
have cured her.. Sick headache is
caused by a disordered stomach for
which these tablets are ?fperially in
tended Try them .get well and slny
well. Sild by all dealers. (Adv.)
The game season is closed not
QUICK RELIEF FOR RHEUMA
TISM." George Y. Koons, Lawton. Mich.,
says: "Dr. Detcheon's Relief for Rheu
matism has given my wife wonderful
benefit for reb jumatisn. Sh- could
not lift hand or foot, had4to be lifted
for two months. She began the use of
the remedy ami improved rapidly.
Oh Monday she could not move and
on Wednesday she got up, dressed her
self and !lked out for breakfast."
Sold by Bradhain Drug Co. (Adv.)
The parcels post has come to stay.J
!o jostling on the water-wagon.
When you want a relaibe medicine for
a cough or cold take Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. It can always bt de
pended upon and is pleasant and safe
to take. For ?ale by all dealers. (Adv.)
Something is always happening to
break the monotony.
The suffragettes who marched to
Albany carried a message addressed to
"Gov. William L. Sulzer." However
Gov. Sulzer got it.
When you come to town
Remember you can get
many of the tigs you
need-tor Christmas gifts as
well asforhousehold use at
Bradham QrugGo. w.ere you
can leave your boles in
And take your children to the
Rest Room and be comfortable.
BRADHAM DRUG CO
The Old Reliable Drug Store.
NOTICE TO OLD CON
I take pleasure to advise that your
County Pension vouchers are now in
my. office ready for delivery.
The Commissioners have made spe
cial' effort to have them for you be
fore the Christmas holidays.
If you cannot call at the office for
same, please send your address by
card or letter and I will promptly mail
same to you.
STEPHEN H. FOWLER,
Register of Deeds,
PENSIONERS TAKE NOTICE.
The pension warrants from the State
and County for ex-Confederate soldiers
and widows of said soldiers are now in
my hands for delivery.
Those living at or near Dover will
please call on Mr. G. V. Rit hard son
Those living at or near Cove City will
please call pn Mr. J. S. Robinson,
Those living at r near Vanceboro,
will please- call on Mr. A. M. Williams.
Those living at or near Fort Barnwell
will please call on Mr. J. W. Lane; '
W. B. FLANKER,
Clerk Superior Court
Throw Out The Line .
Give tht Kidneys Help and Many
People Will Be Happier.
"Throw out the life line" -Weak
kidneys need help.
They're often overworkeddon't
get the poision filtered out of the blood.
Will you help them?
Doan's Kidney Pills have brought
benefit to thousands of kidney sufferers.
it tote!1!! a, w.
ington, N. C, says; "I suffered from :
dull pains in my back and finally I
procured -Doan's Kidney Pills. They
certainly gave me great reliel and alter
dorsed Doan's Kidney, pills at that New Rern to buy men's and women's Clothes and Fur
SriSaTI ISiSTitr: S ?Wnp tan ac my -store, t am catering particularly to
For sale by all dealers, price 50
cents. Foster-Miibum Co. Buffalo,
New York, sole agent for the United
States...'. .,,".'. '. I.
Remember the name Doan'i and
'take no other,
L.,mvmmimjmimMMmamMmm. i jiaaii . m. n. .iujuibmhu.uuuums.-i w ..
IU.D MACHIRV MAKS IMPROVED FARf.URS
Now is the time for deep breaking, BUT
first you Ought to cut your stalks down,
so that they will turn under better,1 rot
better, and not interfer with the spring
cultivating. We have the implements
and each carries with it a positive
BURRUS & COMPANY
NEW BERN, N. C.
NO. 1 TIMOTHY HAY
carload Kentucky mules
and horses. A l l sales
T, W. HOLTON,
, BRIDGETON. N. C.
Farmers' Union Deoartinent
FARMS NASSEF, Proprietor ,
66 - 68 - 7 Middle St.
," , , i 1
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jvnc uisics oi wc peopic iron,
what you want at live and let
ierence wnat vou need, come
come to town and see what 1
1 A f-J
63J r:'le SJM2t,
Cr4-rn GnvJ Unit
vunvu urou mcai .
Cotton Seed Hulls ; !
1 i n , i n , mi,
better place in
xnc ; country ana i nave-'
live prices, makes" no dif
- to see me everv time vou, .
have to offer.
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