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NEW BERN, NY C, TUESDAY, JANUARY)!, 1913FIRST SECTION
III la U I . iv...u
Mr. Daniels Apr18'- Before Na.
tlonal Association In la-
v terest of Naval Militia.
WANTS LIGHT DRAUGHT BOATS
Also There is Need For Vessels
With Larger Accommo
. datlons For Men. -
Thomas C. Daniels has, returned
from Washington, D. C. where he
represented the North Carolina Naval
V.. .ia at a meeting of the ' National
Naval Association held in that city.
"The special purposeof Mr. Daniels'
attendance was to urge the National
Association to recommend to the Navy
- Department'the construction of a type
of vessel suitable for the use of the
militia in times of peace, and for use
in the shallow- waters of the tropics in
time of war. ; 'This wouldx necessitate
the building of ships lesg than twelve
feet In draughts '' " y ' '' .
MfDanicls admitted that the North
Carolina Naval Reserves had gained a
Ifcreat deal of practical knowledge from
the use of the torpedo boat Foote and
ithe converted yacht Elfrida, but stated
that he Relieved the work of instruct
; ing the naval militia could be greatly
advanced by the u&eqf vessels of the
' type advocated'. " ;.' - .J.'
, One difficulty with thVpresent ships
. ' is that the accommodations for the men
Sre unsatisfactory. The proposed ships
Vould be sufficiently large to accom
modate at least one battalion at a time
with all the conveniences desired.' Jn
, addition ' to this ad va ntage it 1 would
give the government a class of ship of
light draught,' of which ; at present
it is badly In need. ,: All the modern
, ships ' are of heavy ; armament and
require more than fifteen feet of water
- for navigation. Whe n.- it is necessary
to send warships into shallow waters
the old-fashioned gunboats of antique
. type are necessarily used. The effi-
' ciency of these vessels is much less
. than that of the proposedtype, ,
Want thhr $J4.7j quick
Director of Mint Gets 500 Appeals
' Washington, Jan. 16. The" Treas
ury Department gave out a news item
a few days ago that tucked iway in
the vaults of the treasury there was
$34.7 for every man, won an and
child -in the United States, the ; per
capita of the reserve fund. i ., V
:" Director of the Mint Roberts yester
day and to-day -received 500 letters
from all parts of the country, in which
the writers demanded that they be
tent their &.M.7 forthwith. One man,
writing from the distant West, ecked
that his be sent in $1 bills and pennies.
OPEN SKATING RINK.
John Parker1 and Girard Mitchell
' have rented the old tobacco warehouse
on Ccorge street and are operating a
skating rink there, , At . present the
young men are not furnishing their
patrons -with skates but are intending
doing this at an early date. The" rink
has been in operation for several nights
pa.t and large crowds have been pre
sent each night, i -..'
Motorcycles are becoming so n'ume
roiis and some of the riders so reckless
that the Chief of Police has given orders
that officers keep a special watch for
riders exceeding the speed limit which
for motorcycles and automobiles is
twelve miles an hour. . "
X , ... jm.
L LEE i.ID
Memory of Great Leaders of The
Confederacy. Will Be Fit
tingly Honored - '
, . -"i .
EXERCISES SUNDAY JAN. 1
Rev. B. F. Huske, Rector of Christ
- Episcopal Church To De-
' " .-.". liver. Eulogy. ,'
The program for the Lee and Jack
son memorial exercises Sunday ofter
noon ar 4 o'clock at the First Baptist
church - has been " arrangfd--by the
committees having it in charge and is
at follows; - o .-w -.
Processional -Hymn Children 'oCCon-
'. ' ' r federacy,
Prayer; :.:...;...;...... Rev Dr. . Carte
music .;...;...,. j.i.......i..Choir..
Eulogy ...li..,.. .........Rev. Mr, Huskc
Music ....:..v '. Choir..
Poem,..'..V..........,...Mws May Hendren
MusiCw.j.Jl., .... .j. w....;..
Prayer ........Rev. Dr. Summercll.. .;...
Presentation of Crosses of Honor '
Benediction .......Rev, Mr. .Hurley
Those who' will be entitled to re
ceive crosses of honor 'arc the following
veterans;- W. Z. Boyd, Croat an; J.
H. Cumbo, Irentpn; Wiley A .Ewell,
Vanceboro; Lewis Gaskins, i Ernuls;
J, R. Harget) L. A. Haywood and Lewis
King, Trenton; Jos: F. Maids, Mays-
ville; S..F. Noble, C. C. Smith, J. C.
Parker, and J. B. Pollock, Trenton;
James Ringgold, New Bern. ".
Others to receive cresses of honor
Mrs,. B. A. Armstrong, Bayboro;
widow, of Henry D. Armstrong; George
H.. Bryan, Halifax, son of J. H. Pryan;
Emeline Edwards, Vandemere, daugh
ter ol Noah R. W. Slade; A. E. White,
Pollokuville,' , son of Needham M.
White; Alex H. White, Polloksvilfe,
son 4of H. A. White; Reid Whitford.
Charleston, S. C, son of Col. John D.
Whitford.. : "
"FOUR YEARS LONG ENOUGH
TO LIVE WITH ANY 'MAN.";
v Pittsburg, , Jan. 16. "Four years is
long. enough to live with any man."
This was the only "excuse the wife
ofWilliam -A.',INagel gave when she
left him in 1908,' accordinglo the test!-',
mony of the . husband." They-' were
married Jan. 14, 1904, and livcdto
gether uijtil May 0, 1908, and having
exceeded the limit as to what, accord
ing to her ideate period of marital
life should be Mrs. Nagel left her hus
band. ' ' -
T,he latter testified that on the day
she left his wife quarrlelcd ' with him
and hit him over the head with a cup.
He said he tried to induce his wife to
return and live with him after she
left, but she would not,- '
THE ENDEAVOR CRUISING IN
, EASTERN CAROLINA WATERS
The Endeavor, a ship . which was
built at Norfolk and used as a rhan-O'-
war during the war between the States
has come-into 'the -waters of Eastern
North ' Carolina and wilt Ins - used "in
surveying work. She is in command
of Captain J. B. Bontelle. Her last
trip to this section was made thirty.
six years ago and since that time she
has been in almost constant ' service
in one capacity or another. She will
remain in this section for seveaj
months. . ; - ' ' .
Having been defeated for Senator
from Maine, Obadiah Gardner is now
ready for the cabinet.
Ml J, t A.
- WINS THE HONORS FROM
2 timed or
0::h!c of Lime
1 .. fit Aft J . '
iy vj.uo per acre m a sixteen yea
te:.t, and proved beyond question tha
it is a si'i ciior ferlili.iug . inrcdl.tnt
i' u' C CO J by analitiYal tes
'('! t df f. i tiiiing limes. I'(
' ' :;Mim write at once to
' "I !": .
ui m hoe
Reported That Mm. Nicholas Long-
" worth Will be In "Petti-'
. coat Division."
REPORT NOT YET CONFIRMED
But It U Known That Roosevelt's
Daughter Is Now Out-and '
r Out Suffragist.
Washington, Ja:v 16. It is reported
that Mrs." Nicholas Longworth, daughter-
of Col. Theodore Roosevelt, will
ride in thcT'pt'coat cavalry""! the
suffragist ' parade 'March 3. wMrs.
Longworth is not here and the story
has not been confirmed.' It is said that
Mrs. Longworth has become an' out
and out sulTrag'st since.her father con
ducted the spirited Bull . Moose cam
paign last fall.
Some of Mrs., Longworth's friends,
among them . Mrs. v Bourke" 'Cockran,
Mrs. Shane LeslieMrs. Charles Dam,
Gibson ami Mrs. Russell Cult (Etfiel
Barry more)-1 are outKpoken .idhefent"
of the woman's cause. ' . . ;
Mrs. R. S. Burlescn is to Ik Chief
Marshal ol tne . "petticoat cavalry."
She is a noted horsewoman. Some of
the women who will, ride are Mrs.
Churchill Candce of New York, Mrs.
John C, - Fremont, Mrs. James V,
P nchot, Mrs Charles P.outcn Wood
Mrs. Richard Wcightman,. Mrs. Rich
ard Wainwright4and Mrs. tfeldea Lay.
TRENTON INTERESTED IN PRO-
. , POSED CAR LINE. ''
"The people "of-Trenton would . be
very glad indeed to see the New Bern
Ghent Street Railway ' Company ' ex
tend its lines to Trenton and wpuld
heartily co-operate Jn bringing about
such an extension", said S. H. Haywood
president of the Heritage-Haywood
Company of Trenton, yesterday. '."I
believe too, that to get such a line the
people living along the route would
gladly give the rights of way, he added.
Our people would be exceedingly glad
to . havf the representatives of . the
traction company come ' to . Trenton
and talk the ; proposition over , with us.
When they come they, will fnd 6ur peo
ple anxiouS for better transportion facili
ties ind willing to do anything reason
able to get them." . 7 . . -' . '
National Association -of Bottlers
;of This Beverage Holds ;
D. Bradham of New Bern Dis
coverer of the Drink, A
mong the Speakers.
Tue annual meeting of the l7a.
tional Association of ( Pepsi-Cola Bot
tlers was convened In Greensboro
Thursday morning for a two days'
session". C. D. Bradham of this city,
president of the company, left Wednes
day 'night for that city and was one of
the principal speakers o(. the occasion
Yesterday's , Greensboro JNews has
the fol!owrng to say of the convention
; Gathering-heie . yesterday from, all
sections of a widetcrritory, the.Ynem
bcrs of the National Association of Pep
si, Cola bottlers began a two days ses
siort, the meetings-4firrg held in the
Guilford hotel: Tha meetings, are oc
cupied t itb. a general discussion of the
business with a view to improving the
facilities or. distributing an article that
has already become a , household word
and the purpose is mainly mutual assis
tance, encouragement and improvement
A number of speeches were made yea
ttrd.iy, among those, being one by the
president of the Pepsi-Cola company,
C. D. Bradham. of New Bern. Mr
Bradham is the person who "discover
ed" or "invented", the favorite drink
and trough his keen and energetic
business sense it has been made famous,
He has held firmly to a belief in in
telligent advertising, and he has built
the company to its present tremendous
proportions through this means, con
sl.ml!v crowing and increasing the
fii In tion ul the company by adver
ti .. ; and utilizing' the re-utts of ad
. i tisiinr. -
In New I'.ern ,the home ofl'icc ,the
li.inufai turing plant covers, half . a
I.!. k t proiiiM, ii.ut lias a daily ea
j.nily of more than 56,000 gallons
1 he sim.ir i dim s by the bat ge load from
v Yot k. The coiiipany last yea
i i ti,!! .'m .li iiii-n-.isi in imi-.:i" o
(Hid Pn-M.-nt rri.!!,
, , ' ' i ,(. the ,... '
SEEKins to e;;d
For Such Purpose" Senator. Cunt-
mins Will Ask That Fedf raf ..
Taxing Power J e Applied.
WILL INTRODUCE BILL ' SOON
Tax of ' Ten Pr Cent.f Will Be
."Levied on Certain Sulei ,
, Including "Futufes." .
Washington, - Jan. 16. -A, plan to
prevent gambling on stock Exchanges,
by jisg of ..the .Fedea;al-toxiiiK "power
has been tormulaieU by Senator CutHi
mins. -.He will introdjee a bilf ernbodv.
ing his rheoriS' within a few days!- !(,
is his beher thit the evil can be eradi
cated by the imposition of a prohibitive
fee on transactions that art un Jt&irjble.
Jhe bill will levy'a tax of 10 pe cent.
on all stock exchange or board of trade
rant.actlons wlere sales are made by
parties not owning tha enmmodity-they
propose to transfej. - This will cover
all dealings in ."futnresfti and include
cotton and. all agricultural products, ,
As an illustration ,the 10 per cent.
would be.irrpo:ed on trinsactions
where stock is spld. "short," or where
agricultural prodjets arc sold for future
delivery ' by person not then owning
the products to' be. sold. : , sv - '
Previous proposals aimed to actom-
piish the same purpose. have been based
on . thii-f riant !ri.Mncrc . toA reiu-
ote interstate commerce., or to de
termine what shall be sent through the
mails. As precedents" for his. proposals
to pmre a prohibitory, tax on gTnbling
transactions, l , Senator Cummins . will
point to the tax on 'State bank
Proper exceptions are to be . made
in the billto allow a farmer to sell
his growing crops or a packer or fan
ner to contract for the sale of his pro
ducts, and for similar transactions con
sidered" legitimate.;',' i&&?:&.X
During the last session of Congress a
certain kind of match was taxed out of
existence. . A Fedcr-tl 'levy ; was im
posed equivalent to the entire sum at
which the product; could lie sold. ; It
was intended to prevent future1 man
ufacture of the match,2 which cauwd a
peculiar ' disease - known - as "ohossy
ja w,M ."At-U4twiim SmJmt uley
protested -against the- lepwlation sly-
ing it formed a precedent- under "which
any objectionable , industry could he
taxed out of existence. ' i ; ? ; -
HERE'S GHAKCE OF
With Sufficient Inducements Golds
boro Lumber Company
, Would Put Plant Here. ' '
HAS STUM PAGE , IN SECTION
The, Donation of a Site By the
, City Would Probably '
Bring Plant Here. - " '
If some public spirited citizen will
come to the front and donate a section
of land, cither in this city or in James
City or vicinity? large , enoguh forra
site, there is a probability that another
saw mill can be secured for this section..
D. W. Richardson, " Manager of the
Goldsboro Lumber Company which
operates a large plant at- Dover, stated
yesterday that if the city would give
the company a site which was located
along -the river front either in or near
the city, they would locate a plant here.
The company owns several million
feet of uncut timber in this section and
it would be greatly to their advantage
to have a plant at this point, . saving
them the unncssary expense of tran-
porting it to Dover before it could
be manufactured for commercial -use.
The "mill would employ at lcasf thirty
of forty men at all times and in other
ways it would be of benefit to the city
There are- fceveral available sites
near the city and possibly one or two
in the city that" could be secured for
this purpose. It is not probable that
the owners of these would be willing
to give their property away but as was
suggested at a ' recent meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce, it would pay
the city to purchase these sites and
donate them to concerns which agree
to erect and operate manufacturing
plants on them.
The Chamber of Commerce now
has under consideration the matter of
offering some inducement to the Vir
ti.iia Lumber and Box Company of
Petersburg, Va., to build a plant here
and Mr. Richardson's i.fcr Vtill pru
L.iMv I e brought up and n hi, rrd
t Dil l I ll'g t
AT OE HEnnY
It Erection Approved By Subcom-
' n (nittee of the Appropria- :
IT IS Td , COST jOVER $J,500,000
-'j.yg.; ".,. . - 'in ' '; ,, ...,: .
Will Be Manned by Four Sixteen
. .Inch Guns Together With
Eight Mortars. .
Washington, Jan. 16. The erection
of a mammoth fortress at Cape Henry,
mounted with 16-inch guns, to protect
Baltimore, Washington and. Virginia
aities from a hostile fYHeet in time of
war is approved by lihe," fortifications
subjcommittei' the . House Appro
priations Committee. " ,
This subcommittee, which has had
under consideration ; this, project for
the past ycar or more, favorably acted
upon a bill authorizing the purchase
of a site at Cape Henry at the mouth
of the Chesapeake Bay. No amount
was named in this bill, but the neces
sary funds will be Carried injhe Sundry
Civil bill in January. ' -
It is estimated that the construction
of Tfhe fort will cost In the neighbor
hood of $3,500, 000. The army engineers
estimates are $3,614,700. The fortress
will be'jmanned by four 16-ir.ch guns
and. eight morwrs.. General Weaver
and other army, engineering experts
declare that the range of the 16:inch
guns will, reach across the mouth of
the bay' to Cape, Charles. A 16-inch
gun has a range of iO.OOO yards', and
at that distance it will , perforate more
than inches of Krupp; armor,: the
heaviest 'now carried by a battleship.
With the 16-inch, guns, it is held by
General Weaver, it;Will not be neces
sary to erect a sister fortress at 'Cape
Charles'., i .. , f j ': ;J i-X'-'f-..: ' .; , '' ?
Gon. Leonard Wood, chief of staff,
before the Fortifications Subcommittee
declared that the erection of a fortress
at the Chesapeake) Bay Capes is the
most important work of its kind on the
Atlantic Coast. . f ; ; S
The construction of this mammoth
fortress at1 Cape Henry will mean the
dismantling of Fort .Munroe and the
removal of the Garrison Jo the Vir
ginia Capes.. It is probable other forts
guardjng Washington and . Baltimore
further up the bay, will eventually
be dismantled andthe entire protec
tion of the Chesapeake Bay cities be
placed upon the proposed -big fortress
at Cape Henry.'. ' ..' i f, .
Postofflce Notified of Admission
, of Printed Matter to Par- '
i . .eel Post Privileges.
OTHER INFORMATION GIVEN
Directions ' For "Taking Medicine
May Be Written on Label '
Attached to Bottle.
The new parcel post law has found
much favor in this city and surround
ing section and every new order sent
out by the , Postoffice Department
touching on this law is of interest to
everyone! Orders have just been is
sued extending the scope of the; system.
The following order has been received
at the local postoffice:
"Printd - matter relating to an
article of merchandise which it ac
companies is regarded as descriptive
of the .article within the meaning ol
Section 4S3, Postal Laws and . Regu
lations, and, therefore U V permissi
ble enclosure" with such, article when
mailed as fourth class matter. '
"Printing on an article of merchan
dii, or on its wrapper, or.pn a label
pasted' to it , fi suth manner as in
form an integral part, of if,' does not
affect the classification of the- fourth
class. . . ' '-
"Order forms, address tags, reort
forms, letter and bill heads, insur
ance and legal forms, cards and other
similar v supplies, regardless of the
amount of printing on them, bank
check bodks, receipt1 books" and other
books of forms, partially in print, may
be mailed ss fourth class matter.
'.'Directions for taking medicine
written on a laLel attached to a bot
tle or package containing the medi
cone or enclosed with it are permis
ible and do not affect the classifi
cation of the parcel."
I.. 11. Grtiiu s, s.d. s tn,inai-r of tin
Vt i-Cil.i Co, hi .my, has re,it;iu,l
l et v I'l ciiTiiinue v,i.h the ( oinp.tnA,
d." ; v, k i.i (', i. in it y of l is 1m n,, ,
: , , i i.,i.ii:.;, S. C. I ,. I I !. S
v I. ) 1 .-. 1 1 rir.'.'l lii.iil, I. i, . i n h !
J. Leon Williams Tendered Post of
- .Honor-In State Chamber -
; of Commerce.
WAS OBLIGED TO DECLINE IT
Duties Here Such That He Could
; Not Give Proffered Place -;
J. Leon Williams, Secretary of the
New Bern Chamber of- Commerce '",
returned ycstercfliy from Raleigh where
on the preyious-day he attended a meet
ing' of the "North Carolina JChamber
of Commerc'e which was held in the
rooms of the organization in that city.
The meeting was well attended and
proved to be a very interesting one. -
This State , Chamber of Commerce
is practically a new organization, first
coming into existence about two months
ago when .- temporary officers were
appointed and a call sent to the varidus
organizations in the State to send rep
resentatives to Raleigh on January 15,
The object of the organization is to
promote the interest, and advance the
prosperity of the State of North Caro
lina. " ' " '
.; After several short talks had been
made by the representatives present
the plection of officers was held and the
following were chosen: - President,
Fred JJ. Tate of High Point; Vice
Preisidents, Julian S. Carr of Durham,
Herbert A. Ramseur of Fayetteviile;
and A. K." Joy of Hickory r. Secretary
and State Organizer, R. C. Hood of
Greensboro; Assistant- Secretary,, S.
F. . Sherman of Goldsboro;. Treasurer
J. O, Ellington, of Raleigh; Executive
Committee,- F,, I. ' Sutton of Kinston
Williams of Raleigh and E. W. Thomp
son of Charlotte. J. Leon Williams of
this" city was nominated for Secrearty
and State Organizer but he stated that
on account of the fact, that it would
be impossible for him o devote the
time to the work it would be impossible
for him to serve. ' "; : :
' Any Chamber of Commerce, Board
of Trade, commercial club or similar
organization can join the State Chamber
of Commerce by paying ten cents per
capita for its full membership' and
efforts will, be made to make the or
ganization one of the largest '", of its
kind in the South. - :
' The organization will hold quarter
ly .;' meetings, in October, January,
April and July. : Mr. Williams extended
the organization an invitation to hold
its next meeting in New Bern. The
selection of a place of meeting is left
to the Executive Board and they will
announce their decision inregards to
the place of' meeting several weeks be
ore the time set for it. ; .
Girl From Rector's" Without Ob
"The Girl From Rector's" was pre
sented at the Masonic theatre last
night before a fair sized audience among
which were a number of ladies. This
show was presented at' Weber's theatre
in New York a few years ago and at
that time. won the name of being a
very risque play but since then it ha?
been trimmed down considerably and
those who Attended the performance
last evening expecting to see a .racy
play if there were such; were badly
disappointed. , There Is nothing sug
gestive , the plot being based upon a
general domestic mix up with many
ludicrous situations. The cast handled
their parts well and the performace
was greatly enjoyed.
"He Who by the Plow Would Thrive
: Must Either Hold or Drive'
We Sell Blount's TRUE BLUE Lint Of Tlo va
iinro n . n n-
b. U, I .
With Him' Out of Equation The
; Two Wings of Party Would
Soon Get Together.
COLONEL REFUSES TO BEND
Old Leaders Are Determined That
Never Again Sh,aU He
. Lead Party.-
Washington, Jan. 16. Every effort -thus
far made to bring about an amal- ;
gamation of , the Republican and Pro
gressive parties has proved futile, and t
the reason is demonstrated by just two
facts. ' .
. First The' Republicans will , never "
agree - to any reunion that does not - .
eliminate Theodore Roosevelt. . ' . !
SecondrThe progressives will never; v
agree to any reunion that does eliminate ' - u
' That is, after all, the whole story.
Mr. Roosevelt is the sole issue between
the two wings' of the old party. , If he v
would voluntarily retire from the situ
ation, the factions -would come together.
If the Republicans would accept the
leadership of Mr. " Roosevelt, the pro- '
gressives would retnrn to the old party
over night and "be mighty glad to do it. .
If the Progressives would thro. Mr
Roosevelt overboard and return to the
fold, they would be joyfully received
and would be cheerfully allowed to
dictate their own terms of surrender. . '
Talk to tfSy leader of either party
and he will tell your that this is just
excatly how the matter stands." He will
agree in a minute that there is but one
condition which makes party reunion
There would be no difficulty in enm- "
promising as to principles, policies and
plans. Any differences that might
exist between the old and new parties '
as to these propositions could be ad
justed without a national convention
or even a national conference. ';:
The adjustment could be effected ,
right here in Washington by the repre- -scntatives
of the two bodies who are ;
in Congress. Expediency would .be
the basis for the Compromise and the
details could be worjeed out in. a week.
But there seems no possibility of such , ;
a compromise Vwkhin the coming four ;'
years, v Roosevelt will not bend and
without his withdrawal as a factor
nothing . can be accomplished.
The old leaders of the Republican
party will never agree that Roosevelt
shall again b.e the leader of that or
ganization, t , ; " '"'
Practically every', man of .them is
filled with acute resentment at Roose
velt's determjned effort to tbwtroy
the party that made him and to gam
the Presidency through an organiza
tion built upon the ruins of the old.
These men refuse, to listen to any
harmony proposal, .that contemplates
Roosevelt's leadership, They s have :
rejected, and from the way they "talk
they will . continue to reject, every
overture . made to them . predicated
(upon anything but;X Roosevelt's abso- .
lute elimination. .. .. " ,
,' r ' ' A SMALL FIRE. ; .'; '
A spark from one of the John L. .
Roper Lumber Company's engines
set fire to a lot of grass on a vacant lot
at the foot of Avenue A yesterday
afternoon and before the grass had
burned a small frame building on the '
lot has been ignited and destroyed
The structure was practically worth
less and no efforts were .made to save
it. '.."''' '
The knife will sharper when the
carving of Turkey begins again.