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HARD AT WORK
Secretary Padgett Very Busy Mak
ing Arrangements For Lay
MlCH ..DETAIL IS INVOLVED
Less Than Seven Years
Old Very Effective.
EwCjUtYjf Secretary L. B. Padgett,
ef the Laymen's Missionary Movement
isaA'ery busy man these days as upon
lis shoulders falls the principal burden
of preparation lor the Laymen s con
vention to be held in this city Thursday
and Friday, February 6 and 7. There
re countless details that have to be
carefully worked out in advance and
which the uninitiated person would
never think about. Mr. Padgett is
patiently attending to all of these mat
ters and at the same time keeping the
several committees which are assisting
him keyed up to the degree of effective
ness which the occasion demands.
I It is a difficult thing to arouse people
and to get several hundred lined up
in an enterprise requires extensive
correspondence and a great deal of
personal solicitation. Numerous let
ters are going oii daily from convention
fteadqvnrters in the Elks' Temple ex
plaining the object of the convention
and asking for the co-operation needed
tojna'Hc it a success.
' '""Movement's Origin.
Tjie. Laymen's Missionary Movement
waiorganized in the chapel of the Fifth
Avenue Presvyterian Church, in New
Yort City, on Nov. 15, 1906. It was
at a faymen's meeting held in connection
with the celebration of the one hun
dredth anniversary of the American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign
Missions, the first Foreign Missionary
Society in North America. Due large
ly to a severe storm, only about seventy-five
laymen were present at this
initial meeting of the Movement.
From three to six o'clock in the after
noon a large part of the time was spent
iii prayer. During the evening session
one address was given, followed by dis
cussion concerning the necessity of en
listing the laynicn of all the churches
more fiilly in the work of foreign mis
sions. A series of resolutions was passed
calling into existence a committee
of twenty-five or more representative
laymen, "to consult with the secretaries
of the various, foreign missionary
boards, with reference, first, to the con
duct of a campaign of education among
laymen, to interest them more largely
in missions; second, to the devising of
a comprehensive plan for the evangeliza ..
tion of the world in this generation,
third, to endeavor to send a commission
of fifty or more laymen to visit the mis
sion fields and report their findings to
the church at home."
..The chairman of this committee,
Mr. Samuel B. Capen, of Boston,
presented these proposals on behalf of
the committee to the annual Conference
of Foreign Mission Boards of the United
States at their meeting in Philadelphia,
Jan. 9, 1907, including representatives
of all Protestant churches in North
America. In the formal resolutions of
the Conference these paragraphs oc
cur: "We recognize this movement as
providential, having been born of prayer
and of the spirit. In its spontaneity
and timeliness it gives evidence of the
hand of God, and we profoundly con
vinced that this is but another step
in advance toward the completion of
this great purpose in the' 'redemption
6f mankind. We recoglflfis the imper
ative necessity for this new Movement
in view of the tremendous demands
of a world field white fbrfne' harvest,
which requires that the -churches of
. . .. . .'.
i nristenoom snail lay pians ana put
forth effort adequate to meet the de
mands that are upon us."
-i . - - i ..- HI I
I he plan of the Movement is not
to send out missionaries nor to admin
ister missionary funds, but to co
operate in the enlargement of the mis
sionary work carried on by the various
churches through their own regular
Many of the denominations in 'the
t mtea states and (.anuria nave organ
ized their own denominational com
mittees of the Laymen's Missionary
Movement, to promote the spirit and
methods of the general movement
more, thoroughly in their own com
nWnions. About twenty secretaries
afenemployeclby different commit
tees, to give their whole time to the
supervision and extension of the Move
ment. When the Laymen's Movement be
gan its work, very few churches had
discovered the value of the missionary
cpmmitttee. The reasons for having
uch a committee may be summarized
as follows: It divides and locates re
ponsiDiiKy, ennsts lay activity, rein
forces the pastor's efforts, challenges
to the study of missions, provides a
great opportunity for Christian
service, reaches the membership indi
vidually, stimulates the spiritual life
V.mcn,ber PW'y increases in-
Janyrhousands of these committees
navf been appointed as the result of the
conducted by the Laymen's
jit is estimated that some
thousands of laymea are
log as members of such committ
WiTN.MWe result of thfs
committee service in developing the
tne laymss of. the churches into active
Christian worker is likely to be one of
the largest fruits of the present mission
wakening. It Is the purpose and hope of the
Movement to enlist the men of ejj
churches in the steady support of
missionary policy adequate to the
presentation of the gospel of Christ to
F. H Hill on Bicycle and Man on
While enroute to his horn tyMtonkf
at noon on his bicycle and hen hawthi
corner of George and Queen streets F.H
Hill, an employe of the Journal office,
collided with a motorcycle and was
painfully injure'! The motorcycle
struck the bicycle with terrific force and
both riders were 'precipitated to the
ground. The ulieel of the motorcycle
strack Mr. Hill's leg and badly bruised
it. The rider ol the motorcycle was
uninjured and offered assistance to Mr
Hill but the latter iomid that he was
able to proveed unaided to his home
Later in the day the injured limb began
to swell and it will probably be several
days before Mr. Hill will again be out.
AT LEAST THAT IS THE OPINION
, ; -Uli'
Washington, January 25 Charges
by. Professor L L. Corbett, horticultur
ist in the Department of Agriculture
that the agricultural wealth of the
country is generally overestimated two
to three times caused a stir among' offi
cials of the department. Professor
Corbett made this declaration in a lec
"We record the corn, wheat and hav
the farmers produce," he told his hear
ers, as well as the cattle, nogs ana
other animals he raises, never stopping
to think that the animals are fed on
Professor Lorbelt issued a warning
that unless the farmers received just
prices for their produce they "would
unite the country over and starve the
cities into paying them anything l Key
asked." He denied that the agricultur
ist was responsible lor the "high cost
of living," and said the average
farmer was increasing the yield of his
acres. The blame, he insisted, lay with
the uneconomic system of distribution,
and he advocated municipal markets as
OUR ONE LIVING HERO
The living hero has a hard time, espe
cially in a republic. The dead hero is
the only one safe from the fluctuations
of public opinion. The heroes produced
by the Spanish-American War illus
trate this truth. Hardly a man who
took a prominent part in it on the
American side escaped calumny. A
popular vote today would probably put
Captain Clark who brought the Oregon
around the horn, at the head, because
he did just that one picturesque thing
and kept his mouth shut. Of the other
naval commanders, not one got away
without a hazing.
Sampson was lampooned because of
his cold order to Schley, "Roport your
casualties," and his sentimental tele
gram to McKinley, presenting the
Spanish fleet as a"Fourth of July gift."
Sampson was charged with imitating
Sherman, who gave Atlanta to Lincoln
as a Christmas gift, and it was pointed
out that presents are not given on the
Fourth of July, though they are at
Schley's life was made a burden be
cause of his famous loop at Santiago.
The public seems to forget the fact that
the Spanish fleet was totally destroyed
while it puzzled about the loop and
wondered if Schley was afraid.
The land heroes, Shatter, Roosevelt,
and Miles, fared no better. Miles' pic
nic through Porto Rico is not forgotten
yet, while Shatter's hammock has out
lived his victory, and Roosevelt's charge
up San Juan Hill is tainted by satrical
George Dewey, the hero of Manila,
bore himself so well while on his quar
tor -dei k that calumny seemed balked
But the minute Dewey came ashore, the
sharpshooters got him. His petulant
two days' candidacy for President; arid
the Dewey house scandal were the'nm
munition. But Dewey recovered him
self, pulled out of politics, satisfied the
public that had subscribed for the house,
got his admiral's flag from ' Congress,
and lives today a modest, quiet hero.
He is on the navy active list at seventy-five,
because the act that made him a
full admiral forbade involuntary retirei
ment. He is heard from onlv once 4
. t . r
year. On his birthday, which comes
near Christmas, he is interviewed -on his
health, and makes some sate remarks
about keeping away from late banquet s.
Dewey has deserved hi place and holds
it with dignity and decorum. Except
for one "flickering break," he has done
well. The brickbats of a republic
scotched, but didn't kill him. Minne
A Nnw Man Of Him, It
otartogfcaea yto hi y j
i. Alston, KaMgn,N C-and
liver and kidney
ae feel like a new man."
ym. atma wwt maw.
mm is still
G. K. Weet Purchases Interest
J. If. Weet In Cabbage Box
RAPID HEADWAY ON CANAL
Improvement In the Journal and
In City of New Bern Noted
(Spcfiul to far J-nrual)
Dover, Jan. 24 Although we have
not appeared in print lately, our town
s still going forward, and you may ex
pect to hear from us weekly ftoin.now
obi ? "
G. K. West has purchased the inter
est of J. H. West-.in the West Bros;
.tbbage and fish, box tact ory. . And the
art of the firm is nossiW. H. West &
e. Thp new fir rt proposes to do a much
larger- and more extensive business.
And they have their, plant now running
on full 'time. 1 .
The Brett Engineering and Contract
ing Co. .are making rapid progress on
The canal. They hv about half of
the distance cut out. Wiicn this big
canal is coinpleteed nd thr respective
land owners begin to clear up the swamps
we will soon boast of haying t he cream
of the agricultural section of Eastern
North Carolina. $ - s
It is with a particular pride that we
note the marked change of improve
ment the New Bern Journal has made
since it fell into the hands of the pro
gHssive firm of young men, E. J. Land
Printing Co. And again we are proud
to note through the columns of the
Journal the rapid progress ' that our
mother town New Bern is making and
that she soon bids fair to be the metro
pulis city of the Enst
We regretted very much to lose Mr
and Mrs. J. M. Whitford from our
midst. Mr. Whitford was manager for
several years of the Goldsboro Lumber
Co. store here, and was generally liked
bv all who knew him.
1 W. O. Wooten has succeeded M
Whitford here as manager of the Colds
boro Lumber Co.'s store. : Mr. Wootc
fe' at home when it cones to buying
and selling goods. He was for a number
of years general salesman for the old
firm of Priden & Cox of Kinston. But
has been employed by the GolJsboro
Lumber Co. here lor the past several
years as asss sunt bookkeeper and freigh
and passenger agent for the D. & S. B
The Dover High School Basket Ball
team went up to Kinston last Saturday
and played the Kinston team. The
scor'was in fav6r '"of Kinston. But
fut HSots NKW be congratulated on
fflHS1ngiis close a game as they did;
They haVing ; beWorganizcd only a
short thro. ' " '
1 This bids fair to be one of the be
sessions of the Dover High School'.
Prof. Gaston is cn his job.- He seems
to'-'hskve Ms whole mind and soul in his
rlimHVbne oMhe best principals
W UiS.tr liad during thenistory of the
scfttfcl! 'The children all have a very
high regard for him. Consequently
there is no discord.
Mrs. Dora Mc Daniel and children
of Trenton, arc visiting Mrs. McDaniels
uncle, Mr. Win. H. Waters, here this
W. H. Catou, cashier of the Bank of
Dover, returned last week with hi
wife who his been spending some time
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Holton,
near New Bern. They were accom
panied home by a little lady whose name
we have not been fortunate to learn yet.
However, we extend congratulations,
as the little one will make her permanent
abode with Mr. and Mrs. Caton and
ere long will grace their home by ad
dressing them as as papa and mama.
Mr. Davis, manager of the Koine
Telephone and Telegraph Co. of New
Bern, spent the day here Wednesday
Mr. Sieloff, salesman for the National
Biscuit Co., New Bern division, was
in our town Thursday looking after
the trade. , . , M
Some of onf young foUjsJn our togM
Stem to haveV T ol tWV own viSSfl
it domes teSsgi
simply agree; -toget
much ceremony a far as the outside
public is concerned Mr. Frank Griffin
of the'' popular firm'orMc.. -D. HawKins
& Co. of this place and the eldest
daughter of Mr. Fx); hhigtripa. a prosper
ous fanner of near Fart tyM Weft, -were
quietly married, at s dnane mint he
bride ft Sunday's . b-
And Miss Bertha Mesrht. nntii he
nrujv!u. daughters of Mr. L. F.
Merritt of this roarnjend Mr. Harvey
'rrimh, Jr. ef New Been, were quittly
mBrri0d dnrmg the Xna holiday
Both marriages wereowiexpected. We
congratulate alt uartifS concerned, and
wlh them a very.happy uroyage through
PA. B. Cox, the popular horseman of
6ove City. ts in out, tow yesterday
selling horses. He has placed over
a thousand dollars worth of horses in
this little town during the past week.
G. K. West has an order in or in fact
ia expecting daily a nice lari-e "One ol the
the Bray Loud kinds of little mules"
for his stook form. '
J. M. (Juinn of Kinston is spending
the day here. Thursdays are gener
errlly known as Quinn day in Dover.
.Wc wish for the Journal, its entire
offce fnrce and numerous subscribers
a very happy and prosperous 191 J.
To he. subscribers) in and around
Dover, who an; in arrears please, take
notice that we will tall on you in n (ew
davs wkhvQurJjilJ Plea
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srw bis- wm w w . i
rtg aied. Thfll
thr marrv without
Merchants Prepare, to Pay F:ire ol
Customer Under Certain
CLEANING UP THE ROPER MILL
Following Recent Fire, Company
Expected to Resume Opera
(Spc'i'iirf to Ike Journal)
Oriental, Jan. 24 At a meeting of
the Oriental Merchants Association
held a few night ago, the organization
decided to introduce an innovation in
this section. Recent changes made
in the schcduleof the Norfolk Southern
train from New Bern make it possible
lorjt hose living on the route to come to
Oriental on the morning train and have
considerable, time in which to do their
trading before jthe train leaves in the
afternoon. With this condition exist
ing the Association decided to adopt a
plan by wjich the railroad fares of the
traders would' be paid, one way for
purchases amounting to a certain sum
and the full trip for those amounting
to another. leum. . This action will
be extenskly advertised all over
the county and the plan put in action
at once, v -i
A force of. rrwrl arc now engage J in
cleaning up the John L. Roper Lumber
Company's plant at this pktce. Several
months ago this olant was visited by a
destructive fire and a short time later
it was closed . It. is understood here
thlt the company contemplate resum
ing operations at an early da.e.
Th Pieces boi and barrel factory
whiclj haaeen'operated at'Bayboro
has Htn'Mrchascd1 by S. W. Ferebee
of StawwirJl and will be moved to this
nlacei There is much available timber
arounft Pjn'?1 ana the plant will be
ideallbejred. It will begin operation
at an eajfly date.
A. W. "Haskihs, one of the leading
merchants here anil who for several
years has been located on the South side
of the town , has moved into the building
formerly occupied by the Roper Lum
ber Cohipany's store.
Recently considerable Work has been
done on the streets of the town and
present they are ifi 'd very good codi
tion. It is the intention of the Commis
sioners to maice otner improvements
In the near future.
Owing to the fact that one of the
principal witnesses was absent the pre
liminary hearing of William Johnson,
the colored man apprehended at Ply
mouth Thursday afternoon and brought
to this city Friday to answer to ,a
charge of larceijy, was postponed
until tomorrow morning. The hearing
itl be held by Justice of the Peace
W. R. Barrington.
HOW TO AVOID TUBERCULOSIS
Stick close to the simp.lc life. Keep
strong and healthy; in other words
keep up your resisting powers.
Get large quantities of God's pure
air all the time, everywhere. Get it
day and night, summer and winter, in
your homes, in the workshops, in the
schoolroom, at church, every place
Overcrowded, overheated, underven
t i la ted living rooms or workshops,
churches, or amusement places are
hot-bed! of tuberculosis Avoid them.
Avoid contact with the carclesscon
sumptive a victim of the disease who
expectorates any place wherever he goes,
or one who lives in a hot "stuffy" room
Never move into another home with
out knowing if any of the former occu
pants had tuberculosis. If you don't
know, you had better thoroughly clean
the premises before occupying them.
Know the kind of cows from which
your milk-supply is derived. Perhaps
you are drinking milk which comes
from tuberculous cows. If you don't
know, you should take no chances
pasteurise the milk in your home.
Avoid dry sweeping and dry dusting
Over indulgences in alcoholic liquors
lowers the powers of resistance.
Avoid use of drugs they qo not cure
tuberculosis. -Board of Health Press
OA 8TORI A
SIMMON FAISON AND SMALL
TO VIHIT NEW RIVER
During the laater part of next month
or the first of Marclt Senator F. M. Sim
monS and Oongresinwn Small and
Faison will visit Oswkrw county for
the purpose of looking over New river
and going through the Inland Water
way to Swansboro and possibly to
Morchead City. They win be acconv
panied by several citUens of Onslow
Both Mr. Simmons and Mr. Small
are very much interested in Ni-w river
and hope to get a large appropriation
for its improvement. If the channel
is dredged it will be of great advantage
to a large section of country.
Why. not patrontie home industry
the buggy factory that can furnish
you a buggy and harness at the same
price that you pay elsewhere 'of 'be
buggy alone r If ydh do not need
the harness, then give us $5.00 for
the lest her ft op buggy.
Some buggy wheels at 17 00 per set.
Tews to please,
THE WATERS BUGGY WRK.
71 BROAD ST. NW( BERN. N. V
TO PIT MILLIONS
IN FREIGHT CARS,
Pennsylvania Railroad System Asks
Builder For Bid On
EXPECTS BIG- TRAFFIC GAIN
With Those Now To Be Added,
- Road Wilt Have About
275,060 Freight Cars.
New York, Jan. 25, Believing in
the continued growth of traffic along
its lines and to provide for its prompt
and efficient handling, the Pennsy-
lvanic Railroad system, comprising
all the lines from New York at one
end and Chicago and St. Luois at the
other, has requested from freight-car
builders bids with a view to the pur
chase of U.JOUU new Irreght cars,
invoK inn a probable expenditure of
some SI 6,000,000.
Of the cars, 10,000 will be additional
to the equipment, while 2,300 will
represent requirements. As these re
placements, however, will in all cases
be cars of 100,000 pounds capacity,
whereas the worn-out ones had only
an average capacity of 60,000 pounds,
there will be a net addition to tne
carrying capacity of the company .of
about 40,000 pounds per car. The
replacements and additions will repre
sent a nqt increase, in the carrying
capacity of the company of 546,000
Although these cars will be pur
chased by the Pennsylvania system
as a whole, the lines East will . utilize
5,000 of the steel gondola cars, 1,300
wooden side gondola cars 'and 1,000
refrigerator cars, and the lines west
of Pittsburg will use 3,000 gondola
1,000 wooden side gondola, 5000 re
frigerator and box cars.
It is expected that the gondola cars
will cost about 11.200 each, the re
frigerator cars, $2,000 each and the
box cars $1,300 each.
The pucrhases will be in addition
to orders placed in 1912 for a total
of about $20,000,000 worth of freight
cars, comrpising 9,875 additions to
equipment and 8,000 replacements.
During the four years 1901 to 1912,
inclusive ,thc company, adueu to its
freight equipment a net increase in
carrying capacity of 1,389,370 tons.
With the cars now to be added,
the Pennsylvania system will have
provided about 275,000 freight cars.
The purpose of the new equipment
is that shippers may have equipment
available without delay for the nor
mal increase in traffic to be expected
on the Pennsylvania Railroad System.
For Infants tad Children. ,
Be Kind You Have Always Bought
RACING MEN WIN
JAMESTOWN "BOOKIES" HELD
INNOCENT OF VIOLATING
ANTI GAMBLING LAW.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 25. Racing in
terests won a decided victory when
Magistrate R. T. Powell, of Ocean
View, ruled that four men accused of
bookmaking at the Jamestown Jockey
Club track last Noqember had not
violated the anti-gambling laws of
The cases were prosecuted by Assist
ant Attorney-General Davis and Com
monwealth's Attorney R. I. Marshall,
of Norfolk county. The case was
heard in a store at Ocean View.
After the decision was announced
Davis stated to newspaper men that
he thought there would be no further
efforts to prevent racing at the ' local
track except through legislative enact
ment. "The cases, have been before three
magistrates of the county and all have
decided that the method of betting
on races at the Jamestown, track is
not a violation of the law," said Davis.
"I told the Governor before I came
to Norfolk that I though it was useless
to try to stop gambling at the James
town track. The people here appar
ently want raring and are determined
to have it."
Magistrate Powell in rendering his
It lias not been clearly demonstrated
to me, by the evidence, that the statue
has been violated. In deciding cases
I want direct evidence. The witnesses
who were heard were there, but they
don't seem to know exactly what took
place . I was there myself. I had a
few dollars that I might have bet, but
no one came and asked me to bet.
The evidence is not sufficient and I
dismiss the case."
Ask your dealer, or send Uk
in stump? to above address aad
bottle will be mailed toyeu tU
i i nrX" Trr iiMrT?itinnnsnl
1 aw 1.1
SHALL YOUR MONEY IN
CREASE OR DECREASE?
You can decide whether your money
shall increase or decrease.
If you keep it in your pocket or at home
it will be likely to decrease.
If you deposit it in the Savings Depart
ment of the Peoples Bank of New torn it
wi I increase because of the interest which
we will pay therein at the rate of 4 per
cent per annum. We i .wit your patronage.
YOU may have an ideal bank account in' mind.
Many people have. You may want to wait until
you have a large amount of money on hand before
you open an account. It may never happen that
you get as much money as you would like to at any
one time. It is much better to open a savings
account with any anion nt that is convenient and
then add to the account from time to time, In this
way you will soon accumulate what is now only your
idea' a bank account with a substantial amount to
WE INVITE YOUR.
NEW BERN BAN
cap a TAi,
To Tax Payers
The Tax Books were not given to the
Sheriff until December, so for two months
you were not bothered.
TWe Stafe needs money, the County
needs money, and both must have it.
Tis said that the State is $750,000
behind and intends raising property val
ues to make up the deficit. We don t
need aary increase in Craven in property
values, they are high enough. Pay up
prompt-y and ward off this action.
Pay up, before costs and penalties
R. B.tyiJSE, Sheriff.
When in need of Letter Heads.
Bill Heads. Statements, Envel
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a visiting card to a weekly paper
See E. J. LAND PRINTING CO.
Phone 50 and 8.
45 Pollock St.
Visit Chas. Ellis & Brother
iVeiv Bern, N. C.
Where They Sell it For Less. Prices Less Than
Chas. Ellis & Bo.
72 Middle St.
Atlantic Coast Line
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