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No. 89
NEW BERN. N. C. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1913-SBGOND SECTION
35th YEAR
WANTS GOyNTY TO WITNESSES IN
UN BLOODHOUNDS CASE SEARCHED
TRACES CRIME
BOND ISSUE EOR
TO
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G. B. HARBISON
Mm
TO WAGE WAR ON
THE HOOKWORM
NEGRO.
ATTACKS
CHILDHOOD
GRADED
SCROO
BECINSDUTIES
D. P. Whitford Points Out to Com
missioners Where The Ani
mals Are Needed.
ACTION ON MATTER DEFERRED
Board Accedes To Request To Of-
fer County Prizes To The
Corn Club Boys.
"
D. P.. Whitford of Askins went be-
fore theCraven County Board of Com-
missioaers yesterday and asked that
the county purchase a pair of blcod-
hounds to be used in tracing escaped
criminals.
Mr. Whitford made a strong plea
for this request to be granted. He
said that during the past few years a
number of criminals had escaped from
the county jail and had not been cap
tured on account of the fact thatthe
county had no way of tracing them.
Persons who commit crimes and who
are sought by the police and county
authorities also succeed in eluding
capture on this same account, he point
ed out, citing the case a few days ago
when an unknown negro attacked W.
D Stapleford near Bridgcton and robbed
him of all the money he had on his
person.
The commissioners thought favorably
of Mr. Whitfcrd's suggestions and his
request but decided not to render a
decision in the matter just at this
time, intimating that they would take
it up at the next meeting.
Prizes For Corn Club Boys.
Another matter which Mr. Whitford
brought before the Board was that of
the county offering some prize to the sue
successful participants in the Boy's
Corn Club contests. This is a matter
in which Mr. Whitford is greatly in
terested and he convinced the Board
that this was the proper course for
them to take. ' The Board voted to
offer two prizes of five dollars each
township in the county to the boys who
participated in the contests and who
did not win one of the State or National
prize. Much interest is being taken
by the boys of Craven county in the
corn club and these added prizes will
tend to increase their zeal.
HURT WHILE CRANKING HIS
AUTOMOBILE. '
O. L. Wetheringtoft, manager of the
Neuse Grocery Company, was painfully
injured Sunday afternoon when the
crank of his automobile flow back
while he was endeavoring to start the
engine and struck him on the right hand.
I( was at first thought that the bones
in the nand had been broken but upon
examination it was found that this was
not the case, the injured member only
being sprained and bruised.
8ELLS OUT TO CO-OPERATIVE
SUPPLY COMPANY.
M. W. Fodrie, who for several years
past has conducted a grocery store in
this city and who is at present pro
prietor of the Broad Street Grocery
Company, located on Broad street,
will tomorrow turn over what stock
he has on hand and also the building
which he now occupies, to the Co
operative Supply Company which will
open for business tomorrow. Mr.
Fodrie and his family will remain in
New Bern for the present.
Mrs. H. W. Gibbs and daughter,
Mrs. Edward Martin, of Beaufort
are the guests of Mrs. O. A. Kafcr.
CARBONATE OF LIMB
iCchly Soluble FormX
C. L. SPENCER'
DEALER IN
Ho XT fYim flatfi
aaj, .vaaa, wsaw, Juras, iwuui. j ,
AND ALL KINDS OF FEED. HIGH GRADE CORN MEAL,
SI1D A AND ED RYE. LR1CK F0R SALE
Mall Order Given Careful Attention.
Lower Middle Street New Bern, N. C.
SHERIFF LANE WANTS NO
HILLSVILLE BUSINESS
IN CRAVEN.
Yesterday -moruing Sheriff R. B.
Lane received information that several
of the witnesses in the case of the State
versus Anderson and Tripp in whicA
the defendants were charged with an
assault with a deadly weapon on David
Tripp, were planning to cause trouble
and that it would be well for him to bfei?uP?rl0r -iurl or t'le trial .of both
watch
e time that the trial
was in progress.
Not desiring to see a repetition of the
Hillsville . ,Va., tragedy Sheriff Lane
decided to investigate the rumors and
if there was anything to the affair to
hip it . in the bud. Accordingly just
before the trial was called a'l the
witnesses in the case were invited to
step in to one of the ante rooms ad
joining the main court room. When
the men were inside an d the Sheriff
and his deputies guardi ng the door
the men were inrofmed of the infor
mation that the Sheriff had received
and told that they must undergo a
search. Every man was thoroughly
searched for concealed weapons but
if they had such articles they could not
be found. However in the pockets of
Dqvid Tripp the Sheriff found a large
number of revolver cartridges and
shotgun shells. Tripp said in explan
ation that he had been warned to de
fend himself and that he was taking
the necessary precaution but that he
did not have any firearms with him.
After the men had been warned not to
start the least trouble they were re
leased.
TWO FARMS SOLD.
Yesterday at the court house the
Red Hill farm, or the Cox place, as
it is also known, was sold for division
for $8,200 to E. J. Walker of Dunn.
The farm is on the Neuse road four
miles from the city. The Joseph
Whitty farm in the Fort Barnwel
neighborhood was sold for S3, 275 to
Robert Elliott. S. R. Street was the
auctioneer in both sales.
TEN PER BEIT IS
EARNED BY EAIR
DIVIDEND OF SIX PER CENT.
DECLARED -REMAINDER
TO RESERVE FUND.
A meeting of the directors ol the
L'astern Carolina Fair Association wn
held yesterday in the office of the secre
tary at the Elks' -Temple. The report
of the president 'howed thai the Fair
Association had earned ten per cent
on the cap al stock and the directors
voted that a div dend of six per cent
be paid on all the stock which had been
subscribed lor prior to the date on
which the Fair was held and for which
the company had been paid, the re
maining four per cent, to be held as a
surplus fund for improvements. The
directors voted to increase the capital
by selling more stock.
A committee composed of Clyde Eby,
B. B. Hurst, H. B. Craven, Owen G.
Dunn and H. K. Land was appointed
to take up with the Norfolk Southern
Railway Company the matter of placing
a spur track to the Fair grounds.
Today at noon the annual meeting
of the stockholders in the company
will be held in the office of the sccre
tary. Officers and directors for the
ensuing year will be elected at this
meeting.
WINS THE HONORS FROM
Burned or
Oxide of Lime
by $75.00 per' acre in a sixteen year
test, and prove) beyond question that
it is a superior fertilizing ingrediant.
Brown' C C03 by analitical test
heads the list of fertilizing limes. For
full information write at once to
CAROLINA COAST LIME CO.
New Bern, N. C.
Rran Hrvminxr
Neglected Children Means
dult Criminals, Says
Judge Allen.
NEED FOR WORTHY PARENTS
Grand Jury Asked To Report Chil
. dren Who Are Without The
Proper Guardians.
A two weeks' term of Craven County
criminal and civil cases convened in
this city yesterday morning with
Judge Q. H. Allen of Kinston presiding.
At the opening-of the session the fol
lowing Grand Jury was drawn: C. J.
Heath, foreman; L. J. Atkinson, w.
J. Butler, Edward Clark, W. P. Hadder,
W. I. Brinkley, H. D. Williams, A. O.
Wetherington, C. W. Brock, H. W.
Armstrong, J. R. Gaskins, J. T. Tay
lor, A. L. Griffin, A. F. Daugherty,
K. L, Dixon, H. B. Daugherty, Her
bert Lupton, L. H. .Caton and J. J.
Willis.
In beginning his charge to the
Grand Jury Judge Allen said that there
had been much criticism of the present
ury system in the past few years and
this had tended to cast a reflection on
all the juries. However, the majority
of the juries had stood the test, but
occasionally some failed to come up
to the standard. He explained the
duties of the juries, and urged that
the grand jury-do its full duty; investi
gating all indictments and making
whatever presentments they thought
hould be made where the evidence
could hi secured.
Contrary to the usual custom of
the Superior Court Judges in charging
the Grand Jury, Judge Allen did not
go- into a lengthy denmlion ol tne
various crimes in the category of
riminal law but jnstead spoke mainly
about the ways and means of exter
minating crime. "Crime", he said,
cannot be eradicated but it can be
reduced. Much crime is caused by
neglected childhood. If the Grand
ury could take the prisoners to be
tried for crime with which they are
charged, in many case it would be
found due to the fact that as children
the defendants were neglected. There ate
n many places minors and children
without guardians who are allowed to
do as they choose and who are not
having the benefits of careful teaching.
If the present Grand Jury learn of any
uch persons they should report the
fact and let responsible guardians
be appointed for them."
'Ignorance" .said Judge Allen, is
another cause of crime. Improve the
educational facilities of the county and
crime will decrease. The Grand Jury
should investigate these facilities, look
into the manner in which the schools
are being conducted, see that the sanb
tary conditions are good and that the
schools are conducted in a proper
manner."
Judgft Allen told of several instances
... . . i 1 A
in whicn unsanitary cona,uuiis inu
been known to cause crime and he
urged that the sanitary condition of
the county in general belooked nto
and if possible inproved. The blame
for the majority of the crimes com
mitted today was attributed jto thi
sale and use of intoxicating liquor.
Whiskey is the cause of the bulk of
crime , ne saia. some peopic uy
that our forefathers drank whiskey
and made whiskey and it did not hurt
them, and they don't see why they
can't do the same. Conditions since
the days tf our forefathers have great
ly changed. We should look forward
instead of backward. The whole
world is awakening to the fact that
something must be done to stop the
manufacture and cale of whiskey.
I want the Grand jury to make a
thorough investigation and see if the
whiskey laws of the State arc being
violated here in Craven county and
if any violators are found to bring
them before me.
Before concluding hU charge Judge
Allen jpoke at length on the subject
of good roads, saying that these ,too,
had their influence over crime and
that in counties where there were
good roads it was noticed thae there
was much less crime than in the coun
hour and every person in the court
room appeared greatly interested in
his remarks.
At the conclusion of the charge the
work on the docket was begun.
Considerable time was taken up in
going over the docket and arranging
the cases and it was not until the after
noon session that the first case was
called. The lollowing cases were dis
posed of during the day:
. State vs. Henry Anderson and J
W. Tripp, charged wifa an assault
with a deadly weapon on David Tripp.
Th. iurv returned a verdict of auiltv
againsffcth defendant.. No sentence
has yet been passed.
In the case of the State vs. James
! Campbell, .charged with forcible tres-
. ,hJyfc,endaBt pU,ded g-ilty and
jud.igrieh. was suspended upon the
""ggf rpielf guiut to a
' , harge CWTyjng a concealed weapo
'but sentence has not been imposed.
Another Siz Weeks Campaign An
thorlzed By Board of
Commissioners.
STROSN1DER TO ' j DIRECT IT
R. E. Snowden Appointed Road En
gineer Board Opposed to
Salrof A. fit N. C.'Stock.
he Craven' Count v',Board of Com
misioners held their regular monthly
meeting in this city yesterday. This
meeting was of special interest on ac
count of the fact that many matters
of importance were brought up and
transacted.
Dr. C. F. Strosnider, who is now
conducting hookworm dtspenasries in
Pamlico county, appeared before the
Board and after telling of the benefits
resulting from the dispensaries operated
here some mcnths ago, made a pro
position to conduct dispensaries in the
county again for a period of six weeks
if the Board would donate two hundred
and fifty dollars to be used in the work,1
the State paying the other expenses.
There was some discussion - on the'
offer but every one of ;the members
was in favor of having tre dispensaries
again operated in Craveif county and
Dr. Strosnider's offer 4as accepted.
The work in Pamlico cogunty will be
concluded within a few Weeks and the
work will then be taken up in this
county. In the meantime Dr. Stros
nider will conduct an advertsiing cam
paign and get everything in readiness
for the opening. Several hundred peo
ple infected with hookworm took the
treatment when the dispensaries were
previously operated in this county and
the majority of these have been re
ported cured.
Employ Road Engineer.
Another matter of interest before
the Board was that of employing an
experienced man as road engineer.
This matter has been discussed at
length several times but only recently
was any definite action taken. R. F.
nowden, of Snowden N. C. an expert road
engineer and one who comes highly
recommended, was" 'accepted to fill
this position at a salary of one hundred
and fifty dollars a month and a con
veyance to travel over the county.
Mr. Snowden wi'A enter upon his duties
at once. ,
Opposes Sale of Stock.
Craven' county owns twelve hundred
shares of stock in the Atlantic & North
Carolina Railway Company and there
fore is greatly interested in the pro
posed sale of the stock owned by the
State to E. C. Duncan. Every mem
ber of the Board expressed himself as
opposed to this sale and resolutions
opposing its sale were adopted. C. D.
Bradham, the chairman, was instructed
to go to Raleigh and present the reso
lutions to the Craven county repre
sentatives in the Eegislaturc, asking
them to do all in their power to dis
courage the sale of this stock. Several
other minor matters were taken up
during the day and after tile auditing
of the bills the Board adjourned.
CONDUCTORS GET
' RAISE IN WAGES
NORFOLK SOUTHERN GIVES FIF
TEEN TO SIXTY-FIVE PER
' CENT. INCREASE.
Sunday's Norfolk Virginian -Pilot
says:
"Through the mediation of Judge
Martin A. Knapp.of the Cdurt of Com
merce ia Washington, railway conduc
tors on the Norfolk Southern and the
management of the road yesterday
agreed on a new wage scale giving the
conductors from 15 to 65 per cent in
crease in pay.
"While the conductors did not get
the increase in wages asked for, their
representatives said last night they
were granted a living wage. The in
crease they said .fails now to bring
the scale of wages on the Norfolk
Southern up to the basis agreed upon
by other Southern railroads last Octo
ber." ANOTHER ISSUE OF CONFEDE
RATE MAGAZINE OUT SOON.
The n xt issue of "Carolina and the
Southern Cross" will come Out in.
lew davf. It will annear a little later
than was desired by the editor, Mr?.
... . ... -imx. ... l i
"ry amnion, nut is
unavoidable owing Mt having
" tor ceruin rticlw tB4t A
bee a promised
number will have numerous articles
of interest ai'd as like its predecessor
will appeal in a marred degree to those
interested in preserving in complete
and accurate form
history of the State.
the Confederate
Lillian Jones of Beaufort is a
guest df Mrs. 0. A. Kafer.
Board of Trustees-Votes To Ask
General Assembly For
I An Election.
NEW BUILDING A NECESSITY
Twenty Five Thuosand Dollars la
Amount of .Issue To
Be Voted On.
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees
of the New Bertl Graded School hefd
last night a committee was appointed
to draw up and present to the General
Assembly a set of resolutions asking
that the power be given to the citizens
of New Bern to vote on a bond issue
of twenty-five thousand dollars to be
used in the erection and furnishing
of an additional school building.
It is the plan of the trustees for the
proposed building to contain eight or
nine rooms and to be equipped with the
most modern fixtures. With such a
building added to the school plant,
the schools would be prepared to
furnish accommodations to all school
children for some time to come.
The school buildings are now very
crowded and some time ago the Board
of Trustees wae compelled to announce
that no beginners could be received
at the opening of the spring term on
Feb. 17.
T. A. Green was elected chairman
and H. M. Groves secretary and treas
urer of the Board of Trustees.
OF EASTERN EAIR
STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING HELD
YESTERDAY ELECT OFFICERS
CERS NEXT WEEK.
Yesterday at noon the annual meet
ing of the stockholders dt the Eastern
Carolina Fair Association Company
was held at the office of the secretary
in the Elks' Temple, This meeting
was for the purpose of electing a Board
of Directors for the company.
Three hundred and seventy-two
shares of stock were represented and
the follwoing directors were electro?
J. Leon Will8ams, John Aberly, J. S.
Miller, T. A. Uzzell, L. C. Tolson, H.
K. Land, B. B. Hurst, T. G. Hyman,
H. B. Craven, A. H. Banget, J. Wernon
Blades, W. C. Willett, J. G. Dunn,
W. W. Griffin, Thomas Thomas, C.
D. Canfield, Owen G. Dunn, J. K.
Dixon. R. H. Mills, Dr. N. M. Gibbs,
Felix Harvey, W. A. Mcintosh, T. H.
Pritchard, W. C. Rodney, D. W.
Basnight, J. A. Jones, Dan Richardson,
M. D. Lane, F. L. Bray, D. P. Whitford,
Jesse Claypoole, E. B. Hackburn,
Clyde Eby, C. L. Ives, Charles Coplon,
T. D. Warren, A. T. Dill, L. H. Cutler.
Jr., E. H. Meadows, Jr., "and J. M.
Mitchell.
The directors will hold their first
meeting next Monday and elect officers
for the year.
ROB WHITE MAN
SEVEN BLACKS TAKE SEVEN ,
DOLLARS FROM CARTERET
COUNTY CITIZEN.
Sheriff R. B. Lane yesterday sent
two of his deputies to Ihurman to
locate and place under arrest Ben
Taylor, Remus HawteyvSam Canady, I
William Leary. WiHaas Wallace, Cole
Coleman and f dwirtf'r'agan, colored,
on warrants chargi1hemith assault
ing and robbing a Mr. Daniels near
that place last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Daniels' hone is at Cedar Island,
Carteret county, and for the past few
weeks he has been located at Hardison s
beach engaged in fishing.' Sunday after
noon he went lor a walk through the
country and accidentally ran ar----
! ru rrowu oi negroes. i ne r.cgruce
were intoxicaicd and as soon as iinc.
saw the white man they surrounded and
seised him and threatened to take I
life if he did not give the m all the mom y
he had.
At that time Mr. Dame's had only
about seven dollars and he handed this
over io them without any delay, realis
ing: tllae they were too much intoxicat-
. . t 1 ' T-l. .
I ed to kilw" what th y were doing and
fearing'tlist they miht do him bodily
harm.
Me was then released and!,wcnt at
ones tb magistrate and swore out1"
NAME
DIRECTORS
NEGROES
DRUNK
The forthaoraingLjittJsft, them. When 'he nenrbes
lbered up and realuaMnWWrlo usness
of their offenV they returned part of the
money and asked Mr. Daniels not' to
orosWifte ihenfc However-, the warrant
were tHBTi n theltams of the officers.
The'med. if located, will be brought to
New Ben and placed in the county
until a preliminary hearing Can
Waylays Well Known Citizen A;
He Starts To Drive Through
Gateway to Farm.
WAS CARRYING LARGE KNIFF
Arrested, Bound and Locked Up.
Grand Jury Now Con--tider
; Cas .
(j. H. Hardison ot Ihurman was in
'the city yes.erday and appeared before
the Grand Jury as a witness against
Oscar Stamps, a notorious rolored m in
who lives near Xhurman iid who is
chraged with holding up Mr. Hardison
last Sunday night 'and attempting tc
assault him with a deadly weapon.
According to Mr. Hardison's narra
tive of the incident 'he affair was fillet
with harrowing details and will doabt
less long be remembered by him. H(
had been away from home during Sun
day afternoon and darkness had fallen
when he reached his farm. There is
a large gate through which one inusL
pass before entering the premises and
on one side of this stood a negro man
Just before, reaching the gate the negr
ordered Mr. Hardsion to stop and whe
the latter failed to do this the negr;
attempted to drag him from the buggj
Whipping his hoise Mr. Hardisoi:
managed to escape the negro's clutches
and wm to the home of a relative near
by to secure assistance. After getting
reinforecements Mr. Hardison returned
to the secne of the encounter and found
the negro still remaining by the gate.
He was -told to throw up his hands.
At firgt he. refused to do this but when
he saw that Mr. Hardison was armed
with a shotgun hi hands went into the
air. l.'pon being searched a large knilf
was found on his person. This was
taken from him and he was secure!;
bound and brought to New Bern and
placed in the county jail.
Mr. Hardison is one of the lest
krtbwn citizens in that locality and the
attack on him croated a great d.;al of
excitement when the facts became
known. Yestcrdav the Grand J un
investigated the affair and il a tru;
blll is found the negrj will be tried .it
this term of Superior Court.
INTEREST
IN
PEOPLE OF PAMLICO EAGERLY
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
TREATMENT.
Dr. Strosnider, the hookworm special
ist, returned to Bayboro yestcrdi
ifter a visit in the city to confer wit!
the Craven County Board ol Commis
sioners relative to again operating
dispensaries in this county.
Speaking, of the work being doie
in Pamlico county Dr. Strosnider snirf
that the citizens were taking much
interest in the dispensaries. More
than thirteen hundred have been exam
ined and of this number abju
seven hundred have been found
to be affected with the disease. This
is an unusually large percentage and
shews that the section was badly in
need of the dispensaries.
The work in Pamlico county will
continue lor about three more weeks
and Dr- Strosnider exacts to examine
several hundred other patients during
that time. The date for the opening
of the deiopensaries here will be an
nounced just as soon as the different
stations at which they are to be operated
are decided.
SHIS
DISPENSARIES
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"He Who by the Plow Would Thrive
Must Either Hold or Drive
i We Sell Blount's TRUE BLUE Line Of Plowi
Middle Bursters, a Plow 1 hat Fills a Long Fait Need
BlountV Daisy Plow. A Llftht Steal Turning
Plow. Very Popular. Price Riftht.
J.C. Whitty 6 Company
Henry Blanchard Arrives at Meb
ane Has the Beat Of
Testimonials.
IMPROVE THE WATER WORK8
Commandant Nalle Teturns to Re
sume His Work For the
Spring Term.
Biugham School, Mcbane, N. C,
'eb. 3. Henry Blanchard of Bristol,
.'a. Tenn., has arrived to begin his
lnt'cs as coach of the baseball team.
Mr. Blanchard is considered one of the
;est players and coaches in the United
itates and is sure to- make a success of
he season. The boys are beginning
o practice now, and everybody is out
m the field ach afternoon. Fred
Slaklcy, the manager ,is completing
a fine schedule fer the number of games
wlouc.i, and Bing am is anticipating
ts many victories as she won during
he football season.
Extensive improvements have been
nade in the water works system since
he fall term opened. A new power
louse has just been erected ,a new
pump, pump jack, and line of pipe
mt in, and an additional' gasoline
mgine has been installed. This will
nake a large increase in the water
supply. A new aw and saw rig have
jecn put in the wood yard, and the
!. H. C. engine overhauled and made
iractically new.
Since Christmas, the school has re
eived t,ome very nice new boys.
)ther new boys are expected soon.
Ml the boys, both new and old, have
ettled down to work for the spring
erm.
Mrs. L. B. Wolfenden of Marion,
V. C, made a short visit to the school
.nd entered her boy, Earle recently.
Major Adrian Nalle, who has been
in entirely successful commandant
.'or the past three terms, has returned
o resume his work for the spring term.
4e was first-captain at the V. M. I.,
stood first in military there for four
ears and since he has been at Bingham
ia maintained in the military depart
ment a very strict ,yet just and kind,
Jiscipline.
Dave Taytoe, ton of Dr. D. T. Tay
!oc, of Washjajtoa, N. C, who has
jeen a cadet at Bingham for the last
hree years and who graduated in the
spring of 1912, havinR been since th-n
jne of the ttr football men at jtHj
i diversity of North Carolina, has be n
vis-ng tne scnoot.
NOTES FRpM ERNUL.
Ernul, Feb. 4. Ihe witsshsr iirthia.
section is ideal and the farmers are
making extensive preparations for plant
ng the crop -' A
The Sunday school at this place is
ijcing largely attended and is proving
jf great benefit to Jjjlf, young and old.
J. E. Avery of Birmingham, Ala.,
pent Sunday with 4lis ton, J. R. Avery
Benjamin Powers of New Bern was
in town Sunday visiting friends.
George W. Ipock, who is a student
dl the Southern Shorthand and Business
Univesrity at New Bern, spent Sunday
it this place with his parents.
Leslie Smith of Maysville was among
the visitors here last Sunday.
Mrs. Amy Boyd ot Cove City spent
last Sunday with her brother, J. R.
Avery.
W. H. Carooa of Bridgeton, who has
ben visiting here, has returned home.
Miss Bela Willis has gone to New
Bern for a short visit with relative
and friends.
Great chance for reporti of peich
crop failures this spring.
PHONE M
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