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0 / 75
Petersburg Concern Considers Lo
'' :- eating Sew Mill Somewhere '
In This Section.
COMMERCIAL' BODY WILL ACT
At Present Klnston or GoldsbofwWUnilnaton Interested as Shown
More Favored, But Plans
May Be Changed.
Recently the Virginia Bex & Lum
twr Company of Petersburg, Va., gave
out the information that they intended
locating a-saw mill in Eaiterrt North
Carolina, preferably 5t- Kineton -or
Colduboro. : , Their : proposed, action
came to the notice of J. Leon Williams,
Secretary' of the New Bern Chamber
'of Commerce, and he wrote the com
pany a letter in which he urged that
they defer their decisions upon ' the
location of the plantuntil New Bern
had , been considered.-. Yesterday he
received front them the following
VIRGINIA BOX AND LUMBER
'J COMPANY ' . , '
' Petersburg, Va., Jan. 8, 1912.
J. Leon Williams, Esq.,
Secretary Chamber of Commerce,
New Bern, N. C.
Dear Sir: s
your valued favor of the 6th just
received and contents noted. In re
ply beg to advise that we have been
contemplating locating a saw mill
operation either at Kington or at Golds
boro and believe we can work out a
jnore advantageous proposition at one
or other of" these places. However,1 if
you . feel your city has any special
advantages or it there are any specail
inducements that can be offered us,
we shall be pleased to have you bring
the matter before us promptly, as we
expect to arrive at a definite conclu
sion In the very near future.
Virginia Box & Lumber Co.
Judging from the above it would
seem that both Kington and Golds
boro have, off ? red the company., v-jry
attractive propositions and it now-rf
mains for New Bern t'or make a mre
attractive oiler. -.One prominent cUj:.
ten stated .yesterday afternoon tmit
he would give them a free site, 'located
at- a point near - the- railroad. This
means much in many ways to the city
and every effort will be made to induce
the mill men to come to New Bern.
Tonight at 8 o'clock there will be a
special meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce held at the Court House
to consider the proposition -and every
member is urged to be present.
The prpprietors of the Athens Cafe
are having a number of improvements
made at their- pkee of business Qn
Pollock street. -The- central passage
leading from'-.the- cafe to the kitchen
has been closed and in its place a small
door has been - placed cn one side,
This tends to prevent odor and noise
from the1 kitchen -reaching the patrons.
In addition to this the paint brush is
being used in beautifying the appear
ance of the interior of the building.
: MEET HERE NEXT.
At the meeting gf the Red Men of
the Second District which was held at
Washington, N. C., on Wednesday it
was decidiHl that the next meeting, to
he held in April, would be at New Bern.
Th7 meeting wa well tt tended and
proved of - much interest. Following
the 'business session a reception was
tendered the visitors. ,
ARBONA TB OF LIMB
I rk L"v----.
Iichly Soluble Forms'
C. E. SPENCER'
Way, Corn, Oats, Bran, Hominy
AND ALL KINDS OF FEED,
SEEb A AND ED RYE. URICK FOR SALE
Hell Ordsrs Given Careful Attsntlsn.
Lo wer Middle Street, f ; New Bern, N. 0.
Writing to Lovers or Baseball In
Cities Which May Be In
EAST CAROLINA ASSOCIATION
By Article Iu The Even-
The . committee appointed Wed
nesday night at the meeting off the
baseball enthusiasts of the city and
which was held at the Elks' club rooms,
to write to the baseball men in Wilming
ton, Wilson, Rocky Mount, Fayette-
,ville and Goldsboroiid ascertain
whether they would be willing to join
an Eastern Carolina baseball Asso
ciation, have already begun their
work and replies will doubtless be
received within the next few days.
Wilmington is very anxious to get
into such un association. The Wilming
ton Evening Dispatch of January- 8
has the follwoing to say in regards to
the forming of an Eastern Carolina
"Suggestions to revive the F.astern
Carolina Baseball League, with Wil
mington, Wilson, Fayetleville, Kin
ston, New Bern, Washington, or Rocky
Mount, for a proposed six team cir
cuit are going the rounds of the press.
This evening the fans of New Bern
will hold a meeting to decide whether
that town wishes to put a team in the
field during the approaching season.
"It i3 expected that some definite
action will be taken within the next
few days. A conference of represen
tatives of the different towns nmv be
called in the hope of forming a league.
"While the question has not ben
given consideration locally, as yet, it
is practically certain that Wilming
ton fandom 'will awaken When it if
realized that there is a chance to
secure again some of the long-desired
professional ball games. This city is
one of the best ball towns in the
State. There was considerable disap
pointmcut when Wilmington was over
looked in the recent formation of an
All-State League. The next best tiding
apparently is to get. together with the
"Thi exciting days of the Eastern
Carolina circuit will long be remem
bered. It ,ia believed that the cn
thusiasts here are now ready to rally
to the support of a team. If the df
termination to lorm a league rests
with this city, and the other towns
are willing, it is almost a certainty
that things "base ballicul" will soon
begin to wear a bright aspect. The
next few weeks may see arrange
mentss in not less than a half dozen
of the towns in the ?astorn part of
the state looking to the signing of
players, adoption of schedule, ete.
As soon as replies to the letters
hi'Hfeh have 'been sent to the different
towns have been received another
meeting will be held in this city and
if satifsactory the association will be
Roeky Mount Eager to Join League
Yesterday afternoon J. L. Home,
jf., editor of the Rocky .Mount "Even
ing Telegram, called the Journal over
the long distance telephone and asked
for the results of the meeting held at
the Elks club Wednesday niht. Mr
Home stated that the baseball enthu
siasts of that town were very anxious
for the Eastern Carolina Baseball
Association toTJe formed and would
be one of the first towns to sign up.
The citizens there, he stated, are will
ing at any time to put up the money
f or a team. - ,
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WINS THE HONORS FROM'
-' i - - s f ; ; -. ;
x Burned or
Oxidc of Lim
by (5.()0 pe acre in a sixteen year
test,' and prived beyond question that
it is a strptrior fertilizing ingrcdiant
Brown C" C03 by anulitlcal test
heads the list of fertilizing limes. For
full information . write 'at once to
CAROLINA COAST LIME CO.
New Bern, N. C. '
HIGH GRADE CORN MEAL.
"Official" Phototfraph of ;
The President Elect's - Wife;
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etc;?'- ?. - ' CA - x r's y
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' 1111, ky Marcsau, New York.
OTJ hart a deubt sees a picture
land," Mrs. Woslrew Wllsoa, but this will interest yea especially
ksMosa K to her "efflelal" pkstograph. Of all the pictures she kas
had taksa slace hsr huebaad was elected president this was stlscte4
ky hsr as the best ami promptly labeled
laboring with appolmtments and the
fflcs os. March 4 next, Mrs. Wilson Is
The duties as presideaf s wife are atany
Unless This Is Done, Negroes Will
-Return To Power in South
Carolina, He Says.
RECOMMENDS SOME NEW LAWS
Declares He Is Actuated By No
Selfish Motiyes "Never
a Candidate Again",
Spartanburg, S. C-, Jan. 10.-f Fear
ing that" unless, the Democratic pri
mary system is reformed by stringent
laws to prevent fraud the negroes, who
outnumber the white people, will re
turn to power in South Carolina,
Senator Benjamin R. Tillman has ad
dressed an earnest letter to the General
Assembly urging the passage of the
"I jvilt never ask the people to vote
for me in another primary," he says,
because I believe I will be dead before
another to succeeed me is elected;
therefore, no charge of selfish, of per
sonal motive can justly be made against
my taking the position I do."
i Senator Tillman declares that unless
the primary is reformed "the people
of the State' will settle their political
differences at the polls in November just
as they do now in all border and North
ern States. . . .
''There are many people in ;South
Carolina, ; "he (lays, "who would be
glad to see two white parties in the
State. Were conditions different -1
myself would like ttf have two. white
parties, but as things are now it. would
mean the mobilisation of the negro
and his active-and aggressive return
to State politics under white leadership
"J know of no calamity greater than
this that Could "overtake out'pc'ople.
I speak advisedly, for I went through
the reconstrcution period and know
the degradation to which our people
sank," the .rottenness ' and -'corruption
that were in our politics' and, that made
our Government a byword and a hiss
ing, and I know how hard it was to get
the white men to line up shoulder to
shoulder and throw of the yoke.
"The negroes outnumber us in South
Carolina by more than 150,000 and a
large number of them are either resist'
ercd or eligible for registration. If they
should ever be mobilized and led to
the polls by white men in the struggle
for mastery' and control then we-can
never save the State ;from' a' repetition1
of even greater corruption Than we
have already endured. The State
corporations ind Standard Oil, -would
use money lavishly, and the Govern-
Ship and the United States Senatorships
to say nothing of the Congressional
delegation,- would become -pawns in
the game of politics, to be bought by
the highest bidders," , :
of America's new "first lady sf tM
"efflelal." While Governor Wilson Is
detail of his approaching usumpnsn.w
busy with the social side si bar sw Ufs.
Hundred Half Pints Seized
and Persons Implicated
Held for Vagrancyf
MEANS OF SUPPORT INVISIBLE
Tom White and John Jones, Both
' Colored, the Parties Who
Are Being Detained.
One hundred half-pint bottles of
"blind tiger"' whiskey are now being
held at the City Hall awaiting the
arrival of a bona fide John Jones, to
whom the same is consigned. At the
Craven county jail Tom White,
notoriously bad colored man, and
another person who says he travels
under the title of John Jones, two
individuals who are indirectly con
nccted with the above mentioned
"likker", are awaiting trial on a charge
The whiskey was captured late yes
terday afternoon by Chief of Police
C.' Lupt.on and Policemen Bryan and
A. A Ipock. At the time of the seizure
the goods were reposing in a box on
the bed of a wagon which was being
rapidly driven up Burn street. Being
unable to keep the wagon in view the
officers ordered the driver to put on
the brakes and after an investigation
had been made and the real contents
of ' the box discovered, the qtiartet
proceeded to the City Hall ; where
the whiskey was placed in safe keeping
The driver of the wagon gave out the
information ' that Tom White had
ordered him to convey the whiskey
to his home and he was enroute there
when detained. '
A search for White was then started
and within a short time he was at
police headquarters and was explaining
thaf the whiskey lclonged to one John
Jones. Another investigation showed
(hat the box was indeed consigned to
such a person and after White had given
specific directions as to where Jones
could te found, another trip to the
usual -loafing Round of the "pocket pressmen who are willing to do it, they
tigers", was made, i Jones was foundiCOid depose any or al! the member
and esoorted down to headquarters.'
FHe said. that the box belonged to him,
also t Hat he had signed for it. 1,
. . . . . . .
lip to this time tne usual routine
of the ptoceedings had been unevent-
ful but a few minutes after Jones had
made the. declaration that he signed
for the whiskey he changed this mind
and absolutely denied its ownership,!
Thus ended the controversy. " There'
was no evidence of s- sale and ' the
whiskey had no owner. But Jones '
and White were not to escape. They
failed to. convince the officers that they
had any visible mean of support and
Northern, Comirwmen Indicate
iney. imnk .le-ui n wsyits
; To Much Leadership.
AIM , MOVE A T THE SOUTH
Two f etter Sent Out to New
I Members Breathe Spirit
' Of Insurgency .
Washington, Jan. 9. That the
Northern monitors, of Congress will
make, a stubborn fight to ge ttheir
hbre oi the committee honors alter
Marco 4 arid that organization to that
end is being quietly effected has conic
Copies of two letters which h.ive been
ent out tr all Northern Congressmen
and Conzressmen-clct. have reached
newspaper men.- tarn ol twin is
belligerent nd shows plainly that the
movement to reorganize the next
House has behind it a measure ol
One of the lettters was written by
Warren W. Bailey, of Johnstown, Pa.,
who was elected a member ol the House
in the last election in a district that
had never,, cone . Democratic. Mr
Bailey rvas in Wnshinjton and admitted
tiic autbosrhip of the letter, wljith
"Perhaps the most critical point in
the rr,';a nidation, of the next House will
U.' the naming of committees. Lnder
the existing plan the Ways and Mean
committee acts as cominitteee on
committees and is practically- tell
pmctuating, with us tremendous
powers ami responsibilities
"Woidd it not. be better to have a
distinct committee on committees and
cold we not pull the teeth out of the
"I wish you would think this matter
over and when we come together we
will then learn one another's more
less matured views."
More emphatic than this, perhaps, is
th? second letter which the new ( on
grestmen have received. The author
ship of this communication is note
admitted, but the fact that it has been
sent out and has been received by
Northern members of the next House
has bfen.letrned' beyond donbt. The
second tetter reads as follow:
Does it seem right to you that the
organization of the House should con
tinue as it is? It ir the evident
purpose of those in control to pertetuate
the existing regime and we are extreme
ly doubtful whether this is Mthogether
for the best.
("The disclosures before the Clapp
committee would seem to he serious
enough to impair ' the usefulness ol
some prominent Democratic leaders.
The fact has been on our mind that as
many as possible of the new member::
should get together in Washington
in the near future for the purpose ol
discussing the situation and formulat
ing some plan.
"At present practically every im
portant-chairmanship is held by the
South and, if not the chairmanship,
then it has been the ranking member
We doubt if this is truly representa
tive. What do you think about it.'
There is a distinct note of insurgency
in this second letter. If not only in
vites the new members to jret together
and lint up against the present org- nida
tion of the House but it suggests that
the South has gained too strong a
position of leadership in the House and
that i change should be made.
As far as could be learned the
effort to draw 'he sections, line has
not met with much success. No meet
ing has yet been cilleH, though Mr.
Bailey and one or two of his associates
are in the city. They stand ready to
take the initiative if tmy find sufficient
According to the best information
available the Northern and other new
emembers .cl the, HottSe hesitate to
inaugurate an insurgent program so
early in the game 7 hey fear that bv
doing this they will seriousfy embarrass
the Wilson administration and there
by incur the protest of their people
As for the Ways and Means Com
mittee perpetuating itself, Mr. Bailey
obviously is laboring- under a wrong
impression. -This committee is'rlected
by the' full meinbcrship of the Demo
cratic cjucus of the House and a North
ern CongrtStman has as much voice
in that election as any other .
If there are enough Northern Con
cf tht Wavf and Means Comn.iito.'
,d tubtitut members oT their own'
'ehor. ' ' - I
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even so, me movement is on to
force at least a compromise with the
present leaders of the House and it
is apparent that the situation presents
tome perplexing phases. '
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were formally charged with vagrancy,
Failing to give bond for Their appear-
anceit a hearing they were committed!
o the county Jail, ; t ,y ' ' 1
Frank A. Munsey, Progressive, Tries
To Line Straight-Outs Up
With New Party.
HOLD STATE CONFERENCES
Suggests Holding . Organization
Such As Obtains Some Times
In Pusiness World.
New York, Jan. 9. l-'ranl: A. Iun
sey in the New York Press appeals to
the Republican and Progressive parties
to get together. He shows that tKe
entire vote for Wilson was 6,301.063
while the Combined vte lor 'I alt
ann Roosevelt was TiO.O'JS, or a
plurality over Wilson of 1 ,305,03 J.
"A quick and sure way of overcom
ing the Democratic supremacy would
be through an alliance of the Republi
can 'and Progressive panics," he con
lie s.iys Republicans me bitter
against Progressives for splitting the
party, and that the Progressives are
equally bitter against the Republicans.
To bring about a union of the two
parties he suggests-
"Form a new party, a holding party ,
to take over the Republican and Pro
gressive patrties, as J holding company
in the business world takes over and
amalgamate competing concern. The
Republican and Progressive p.irtics,
politically -peaking, an emphatically
competing concerns and in competition
with the big Democratic parly they
"I ct the voters of each party in tlur
sewral Stales call a conference, a
St;-:c-widc conlcrencc, to discuss thi
plan and appoint delegates to a ni
tioiial conference. Each nartv would
hold its own conference made up of it
"The national onicr(.,KCi on the
other hand, would consist ol an equal
number ol delegates from the two part
"The work of the national conference
would be to ct together on principles
and policies, and to select a name for
the new holding party. It would not
only en brace tlie problem of harmr-niz-ing,
but would hae to work out poli
cies and principles that would be re
presentative of the Lest thought of
"A thourough study by the confer
ence of the problems of government,
boti: State and national, would be a
businesslike v,ay of -arriving at a sound
basis or almagamatioit and for fixing
upon the policies and principles of the
"The old way of win ing a political
platform amid the stress arid storm of
a nilional convention, whe:i ill is ex
citenent, and intcre-t is almost wholly
centred on the nominations, is ridicu
lous. There isn t a serious note in it ;
there isn't a bit ol common sense in it."
Mr. Munsey suggests as a name for
the new organization "The Liberal
party." Me adds:
"Naturally I should not expect
Barnes and Penrose and Gallinger and
Ciane and others ol their type to take
kindly to this plan, or to any other plan
looking toward iibeial and advanced
indulging in the Wsion of seeing the
RepuLlian party reestablished and
on ultra -conservative lines, reactionary
"One word more. THs suggestion
for bringing the two parties togethe
does not mean, and must not Ie iwijted
to mean, that my relations to or in
terest in the Progressive party are in
any way changed. Emphatically they
are not. Put clearly the same method
that prevail with regard to politics
that prevail in the wisest and most in
tel'igent real. us of business."
"He Who by the
We Sell Blount's TRUE BLUE Line Of -.f iJj
JL. . . Si
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Middle Bursters, a Plow" That Fills Long Felt Nee
Blourits' Daisy " Plow. A Light Steel '
Plow. Very Popular. Prices RI,ht. ' " '
J. C. Whitty & Cotup:
. 'PHONE 98
CITED TO Da-
.. - i . jg.
Shippers of Liquor. .Now In 'led1 '
eral Bqildln "To uAppear ity"
CONFISCATION! IS THREATENED
Cincinnati , Shippers Mast &iv -
Cause Why It Should -ifjr
Not Be Condemned. 4
Forty-three barrels, of wpiskey. ce-, ..
igned to J. H. Smith and w'tictt' we;
confiscated by the government tw,
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the Federal building in hitf city .
There has been much , speculation . as . (
to what disposition the jtfvernittenl; ((
will make of this confitSltiJtqore
Just what will be done with, it in the (.
end is not known but it is knOw'Dvhat. k
the entire forty-three barrel:iJf;e--.,(
main in the Federal building .'in this .
city until the latter part of nextfMay,vj
United States Marshal Claudiua Pock-, .
ery has issued a notice of seisurc n4 4
libel against the whiskey 'atnd(t.tle,
shippers, the firm of F. WeKeuer :
Sons and Company-if CinchMjSftiO.,
have been summoned to appeared ifche .
Federal Court at Raleigh on May.V. 1.,
next,, to show reason why theioton
fi seated goods should not be condemned t
to the use of the government. . " . k . .
The confiscation of this whiskey ,r
brings up several very intricate points
of the Federal Law and the hearing
promises to be very interesting. ' .
SHOWS OYSTER CLUSTER.
Captain Robert Griffin of PaTnlico
county arrived in the city yesterday
with a boat load of oysters froni Bay
river. The oysters were as nicc-as
any seen here this season and the owner
had but little trouble1 in disposing of
them at a price ranging from, forty to
fifty cents a bushel. While taking
the oysters from the ; river Captain
Griffin found a clusterfof the bivalves
surrounding one large helfc which was
quite a curiosity. When -carefully v
counted it was found that hirteeit- full
grown oysters had bcome grouped
around on shell. The-entfre grO.up
weighed more than four pounds. ' "t
TRY TWO FOR VAGRANCY
John Clinton and t Oscar--White,
Colored, Get Hearing
John Clinton, alias John Jones. )nd
Oscar White, ; colored, . weiv given . a ,
hearing befoie Mayor McCarthy .yes
terday afternoon, on warrants, charging
them with vagrancy. Canton and ;
White were arrested on the previous
day by several of the .officers t as
being probalhy implicated in. the owner-...
ellit, anil IntAnrlnH mtftilino- nf'. nAv Af
whiskey which the, police had: con- '
fiscated White absolutely denied the
ownership of any .fart of the- whukey
wbile Clinton.- finally confessed
that he had invested seven dollars in (
the contents of, the box, ordering it in,
another man's' name. The defendants
were found guilty of the charge against
llim a firt VMt wac jkntru-H ti fij
county roads for' a term ol thirty
davs. Clinton claims Wilmmiton
as his home and told the Mayor he.had
written for funds to return l)ereti.The
money, however, has not arrwti and
after considering the matter tWMyor
decided to let him return tq.(that city,
holding him in the county jja it. imtit
the money necessary to pay hi r, ay
(ate arrives in the city. : "1 " f
A large proportion of the'jChristmas
toys "made in Germany" haveafiady
been smabhed in the Unjljf States,'
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Plow Would TJirivc V !
Hold or Drive,-J?J -