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ESTABLISHED 1878. r
Published in Two Sections, even
Tuesday and Friday at Ko. 45 Pollock
E. J. pAV O PRINTING COMPANY
Two Months . , $ .20
Thr sMonths 25
Six Month...- i .50
Twelve Month). 1.00
Only in advance.
Advertising rates furnished upon
application at the office, or upon in
quiry by moil.
Entered at the Postoffice, New Bern,
N. C, as second-cl.iss matter.
The Semi-Weekly Journal's appeal,
made a lew weeks ao for m re
news from country correspondents,
tad a noticeable ef.'ect as we imme'
diately received a number of most
inte.'csting letters. Now we are wri
ting ag.i.i for fear the ardor of our
friends will cool. We urte you to keep
the good work up. Help us make
the Semi'Weekly Jaurnal helpful and
interesting to you.
We regard the letters from our
country correspondents as one of the
means the Journal has of being of
service to the section of country
through which it circulates, These
letters bring the people . closer to
gether and tend to the development
cf a community interest which is
moK helpful. You help your own
community and by suggestion help
(th r communities liv sending us the
nev s as it transpires in your neigh
bcrh od. Let us hear from you !
CRY OF THE FEEBLE-MINDED
SHORLD BE HEEDED.
The communicated article in to
day's Journal headed "An Emergency"
aiipeirs to us to be very convincing
'I he Legislature with a depleted trea
sury and so nianv urgent calls to con
sider is certainly in an embarrassing
and trying , osition, but it seems to us
that there is no class of the St; t 's
unfortunates that are as deserwng
i I consideration as this class.
'I In y who are compelled to grow up
ii igi irance have a 1 letinie ahead
, f them to make i p lor the deficiencies,
if early i aining. The institutions
c in turn ;ay young people clamoring
lor a higher education fur in most
cas-es thote young people will win a
fair degree ef success and happiness
any way. And soon through the list.
All can realize a fair degree of happi
ness without ihe aid oi ihe State, but
tiiere is no chance for the feeble-minded,
no future, no prospect of relief.
I he hardship is of course not un
derstood by them ,hi they all have
relatives and the unhappiness of these
is very poignant and crushing, and the
keeping ol this form ol unhappiness
to a minimi m is a v.ortny undertaking
for the Sti t:'.
Felix ia is now ka er of ti e re! el
forces in Moco, bi t it loo s as
if Madero will soon be laid n the shelf,
I iaz I econ e a Federal an ton.c otiur
Iran hap into prominence as leai i lg
rebel. Quick changes from Rebel to
alion.il aie the fashion in Mexico.
FENCE PROBLEM MORE ARD
A am graph in a lommunication
frrm I u-sil s ( reek in Carteret county
primed in to ay's Journal indicates
tn.e considerable demand in that
county for the Matewide stock law.
Simply and in a few words the dif
ficulties of the fence problem arc given
antl Ihe brief facts citctl are certainly
suffiii nt to make it clear that the peo
ple who have to fence out their neigh
bors' cattle and hogs have a big job
and one th t is gelling harder all the
time. The equity o ihe question is
all on tie siele of the stock law.
PEOPLE AVERSE TO WAR.
John Barrett, director of the Pan
American Union, recommends medi
ation instead of intervention in Mexico.
This is a wise suggestion. Fooling
with lhe Me: 'c n question ai its pre
sent stage is like fooling with dyna
mite. A war with that country is the
last thing to be desired no matter if
this country could lick both factions
with case. The American people are Y :1
at neacc and peace is what the easti'.'
ma ority of them want. In comparison
with the rest of the population the
Jingoes of the I'nitcd States are a;.
"trost neglible so far as numbers are
ci n erned thocgh t n'ortunately some
of them occupy positions of influence.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND
THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT.
If the reorganized and revivified
Chamber of Commerce wants to get
busy right away on its proposal to
elo great things f r the city, giving
New Bern a new firm of government.
Other progressives cities arc abanelon
ing ihe outworn ward system. Why
should New Bern cling to what other
. i eij- tx i
places are casting atiue as iinsuiiea
io the needs, of a municipality ?
Commercial organizations arc tak
ing the lead in other cities in procuring
changes in the form of govcrnmerl
ami we do not believe that New Bern's
leading commercial organization could
do the city a greater service than to
address itself at once and with deter
mination to this great problem.
It is important of course for a city
to get all the new plants and enter
prises that it possibly can and the
Chamber ot, Commerce in bringing
such to the city is doing an important
and a necessary work. But a moeletn
city government is fundamental in
its importance . With that in effect,
the task of getting new enterprises
and boosting the city's cammercial
and industrial importance in general
is greatly simplified.
Of course it is true that the trouble
with government is oot all with the
svstem. Witn tnc ocui system inae
ran be devised there will be unworthy
and inefficient pubhc "'V
we think it an obvious fact that ys -
improved upon and
lenih can -be
i .u . t.. .,..,., ii.i,, tne sum oi euv.wu iu wi mc uuni -
rhat some of "'J P ,blc ine of th. School for Feeble-minded.
1ZJnZiJFmU ." ha. been spent, or provUim
is the best system that has been de
vised for cities. Perhaps, however
the time is not ripe to put that in compltte
effect in New Bern as in doing so thrre
are so many matters that deserve to
be carefully worked out. But a start
in that direction could be made b a
change in the charter whereby the
Aldermen would be selected Ly the
city at large instead of each ward
selecting its own representatives. And
that that method of selecting the
Aldermen would result in a mere b si-ness-like
and effective adivinisiering
of municipal affairs we think there
can be no doubt.
Local conditions in this connection
surely afford the Chamber of Com
merce a golden opportunity to demon
strate its usefulness.
FERTILIZER FROM FISH.
An industry, centered a present
largely around the i j ; Bay
wher there are 15 of t ( actories, and
Beaufort, N. C, where there are 8 or 10
factories, is the manufacture from men
haden of fish oil and scrap used in the
manufa-ture of fertilizer. The fish
which swarm in uncounted millions in
the waters of the Atlantic were used
for fertilizer in colonial c'ays, being
plied cither directly to the and or in
a compost with barnyard manure or
woods litter. In the past 25 or 30 years
however, during which the annual
i-atch has ranged from 250,000,000 in
1802 to m ore than 1.000,000,000 in
190 , and averaging abiut 600,000,-
000, the indust y of extracting fish oil
trout menhaden lias grown until aboi t
35,000 barrels of oil re produced a
year, with between 60,000 and 70,000
to s of dried scrap as a by-product. A
report of the bureau of foreign and
domestic commerce, fro.n which these
lacts are derived, states that in the
dried fish scrap there is between 7 per
cent, an I 9 per cent, of nitrogen an
between 6 per cent, and 8 per cent, of
phosphoric acid, two of the essentials
in piant iooci, ana a trace ot potasn, me
third ingredient. It is pointed out that
heretofore cottonseed meal and slaugh
ter-house bv-nroducts have been the
sources in this country of nitrogen de
rived from organic matter, which has
been combined with phosphoric acid
derived Irom Sourthcrn phosphate rock
and po ash obtained largely from th
Stassfurt field in Germany in the m r.u
facture ot fertilizers. There are, how
ever, on the Pacific coast vast fields of
kelp or seaweed containing potash, and
it may be that the opening of the Pan
ama Lanal may make possible the ship
ment of such potash to the Atlantic
coast at rates low enough to compete
with the foreign potash. If thi? should
happen, together with the expansion of
the industry of electrical fixation of
nitrogen from the atmosphere in the
manufacture of nitrates, the South W'll
be given greater importance than ever
as the center of the fertilizer industry
cf the Cnited States. Manufacture
There should be interest all over
this Kaste-n section in the anti-malaria
crusade to be inaugurat d in Norfolk
next week. The Ntrfolk Virginian
Pilot says that the conference which
will be held is fraaght w th enormoue
poientialiln and of course it is, lor
malaria is one of the greatest curses
that the country has to contend with
and presumbably at the coming con
iere ce some concerted effective plan
ol warring on it will be suggested.
The iseasc ha been reduced to a
mini um in the lower portiois of
Italy and a portion of the world more
productive of malaria than lower Italy
is hardly to be imagined. If the dis
ease can be virtually wiped out in
Italy surely the same thing can be
do e in A erica, fer this country is
second to none in its methods of sani
tation and hygiene, as witness what it
has achieved in this connection in
I'ARTH IN CRASH L'NL SS
But Even If It Comes It Will Be
300,000 Years Hence.
Paltimore, Feb. 14. A dire tragc 'y
t the earth anel her sister planets and
the sun was predicted yesterday by
Garrett P. Serosa, of New York and
France, the well-known astronomer.
There will be a collision, he said, un
less some change is made in the direc
tion in whic i this solar system is travel
ing at the rate of 300,000 miles a year.
The solar system he said, is speeding
northward almost directly toward the
star Vega, which has a power 1,0C0
times greater than the sun. The crash,
he sjid, is due in about 300,000 yeats.
In discussing the question of whether
other planets than the earth are inhabit-
e I by animals similar in nature to
hum in bei lgs, his attention was cal'.d
"We have never been al le to see tie
su face of Venus," said Mr. Ser iss.
"What we see is simply an atmospheric
uevelope, much denser than that of the
earth, which rcfl els the light of the
sun with remarkablee brilliance. Since
Venus is about 26,000,000 miles nearir
the sun than is the ear.'h, it is probable
th t no beings like ourse'ves could live
there. It would be far too hot But
we of the earth are so anthropomorphic
that we cannot well conceive ol other
kinds of human creatures. WI y sh dd
there not be beings capable of living
under conditions tl at Kilt ona
is? It is certainly possible.
'For instance, that much nearer the
sun there may be visible light rays of
whi h we know only in theory or
through scientific experiment as the
'ultra violet or the infra red. The in
fluence of such rays, of or other forces
of which we know nothing, may tend
to foster forms of life of the highest
state of developirent.
Mr. Servi;s smiled, and his eyes
twinkled through his glasses. He is a
scientific man with a great ima?ina-
ti n.as las been evidenced in his
quasi-scientific novels dealing with
m u vclotis adventures of human beings
in the realms of space. Belore he be
came an astronomer, Mr. Serviss was a
. e vspaper man, having been night
editor and editorial writer on the New
York Si.n. : o, while he says that
a ronon-y, so far as mathematics is
. nc rncd, i i the most exact of sciences
it 1.1 also the tn; thai allows the broad
est I eld for conjecture anel the untram
mcled play of the imagination. His
big p 'p isc in life is to popularize as
tron m fir he lielieves in giving to
the n..scs of the epople thos: facts
which oreii larily t.tl I eked in the
mini i e f savmtr.
''( neler.tand," he continued, "no'
MtrOM er can say positively that life
tx td on Venus' or on any other planet
except the earth, but neither can they
prove th- contrary. It is even con
ceivable that life exists on the mocn
if we can inugine creatures who ran
live without air or water. '
There are now over 200 inquiries
for admission of feeble-minded children
l" . - n . f r. . .
Sports 344 jn'.lms houses and i.ils.
r - i ,.;., ,j .of, a ,,.
' "r "r i iZltZTtXj
tion will lack nearly S40.000 of having
enough to begin its op rations. The
money m st come from somewhere to
pot this school in operation before any
Jiing can be accomplished.
The School for the Feeble-minded
s ould be made larj-e enough to eare
for ai least five or rix hundred of these
children. By far the larger number
if these defectives are the off-springs
of defectives, and the State has allowed
icaily len generations to increase and
has done i.othing to prevent its de
crease. Prevention SEEMS to cost much,
vet ene only way to really
check this incr use is to take all of
hesc cases into ihe Institution and
prevent them from bringing into the
UI others like themselves. There
are other cases which education i i
Eugenics will very largely help to
regulate. The first step should be i i
make provision this y ar at this sc- sion
of the Legislature for the five of si.N
hundred ujw entitled to admission.
IJnliss the civizens of the State are
wise enough io chec't such measures
once iiiid to check this constantly
grown number they will continue
to s 'end iheir monev ineffectuallv.
et's persuade our Legislature to mal e
proper provision for the care of the
lew feeble.-mi ided now rather than
them an I and their off-spring in an
other ge lerauon. It is the State's
insurance hA'.c pure and simple.
It is merelp a matter of adequate ap
Much has be'eii said recently to
bring missions before the people of
New Bern. Is it not a great thing that
as followers of Jesus, we may have so
much power that we may be as the
salt, of the e-arth, helping to make life
sweet and wholesome?
That we may be like lighted lamps
in the home or like great towers of
light giving help to hundreds of peo
ple whom we may never know about?
All this is possible for every one who
lives the best life he can each day.
Say is your lamp burning my brother?
I pray you look quickly and sec;
For if it were burning, then surely
Some beams would fall brightly on me.
There are many anil many around you
Who follow wherever you go.
If you thought that they walktxi in the
Your lislit would burn brighter I know.
FUEL IN DEMAND.
0 The disagreeable weather which pre
vailerf yesterday caught a number of
people in this city unprepared for the
occasion by having their supply of
wood and coal elepleted. Consequent
ly the local fuel elealers were kept busy
during the eiay filling orders. In ad
dition to this there were many loads
of pine anel oak cord woeiel brought
in from tbe country despite the incle
ment weather anel these were easily
disposed ol at prices rant ing from eighty
five cent to one dollars per load, ac
cording to the size.
NEW CORPORATION FOR MORE
The Carteret Fish and Oil Com
pany of Morchcad City was granted
a charter Friday afternoon. R. VV.
Taylor, J. C. Taylor aneFJohn Gutherie
are the incorporators-and the authorized
capital is twenty five thousand elollars
with live thousand dollars paid in.
The company will manufacture fish
scrap and fish oil and fertilizer and
will begin business at an early date.
Many discoveries anel invention;
are hardly worth the lives they cost.
The suffragettes are alwaj's starting
mvm mi it
FINISHING INTERIOR OF PA
- Worknien are now engaged In finish
ing the interior of J B. Blades' palatial
home on Broad street. When the
exterior work was completed lust sim mer
the stricture was closed and al
lowed to "dry out." 1 here is quite
an amount of work to be done befere
the building is ready for occupancy
but when the final touches have been
added it will be one of the handsomest
homes in the State.
LOST, STRAYED R STOLEN.
The Journal usual'y charges 4or
publishing lost and found ads, but it
will make an exception in the case ol
the following, which comes in from
March Dillahunt, R. F. D. 3, New
Bern, N C:
"To the nabers far and near. I
have lost my cow. I suppose that some
sharp theftf have drove her of. She
is read cow an no tale, her left . eye
weak, runs, water. She has Ben .gone
ten days Please look out for htr and
help n.e to ke.ch this sh rp thcuf.
A reward satMcr ion."
17 1 I.. I J-
bvwjrjeauy is uicu eo urn in urm
help the ow .
er of the cow catch the
HOW MRS. BROWN
During Change of Life How
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound Made
Her a Well Woman.
Iola, Kansas. " During tho Change
of Life I was sick for two years. Be
fore I took your med
icine I could not
bear the weight cf
my clothes and was
bloated very badly.
I doctored with three
doctors but they did
me no good. They
said nature must
have its way. My
sister advised me to
take Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vege t abl e
Compound' and I purchased a bottle.
Before it was gone the bloating left me
ami I was not so sore. I continued tak
ing it until I had taken twelve bottles.
Now I am stronger than I have been for
years and can do all my work, even th 3
washing. Your medicine is worth its
weight in gold. I cannot praise it
enough. If more women would take
your medicine there would be mere
healthy women. You may use this let
ter for the good of others. "Mrs. D.
H. Brown, 809 N. Walnut St, Iola,Ean.
Change of Life is one of the most
critical periods of a woman's existence.
Women everywhere should remember
that there is no other remedy known to
so successfully carry women through
this trying period as Lydia E. Pinkham's
If yon want special advice write to
Lydia E. Plnkham Medicine Co. (conn
dentlal) Lynn, Mass. Your letter will
be opened, read and answered by a
woman and held in strict confidence.
Many men are
pleasure out of
Duke's Mixture tack.
One 3c package holds
many yiperhfs of pure, mild
smoking or, if you please.
It will make many cigarettes of
the good old-fashioned kind that you
Dnke Mixture, made by the
Liggett & Myert Tobacco Co. at Dur
ham, N. C, It the favorite with ciga
rette smokers. It's tbe tobacco that
makes rolling" popular with men
who want the true taste of pure,
mild, selected tobacco.
u ej" 'kla thi brDd leader of
to kind. Pay what you will, you cannot
get better granulated tobacco than DukV
You still get the same big one mnd m
half ounce sack-enough to make many
cigarettes-foe ifc. And with each sack
yon get a book of eigaretta papers sod
present coupon, FREE.
Save the Present Coupons
With the coupons you can gut many
tf' d"'0' PenU - articles
jultabla for men, women, boys and girls.
every aeab" ot "
SpKial offer for February and
March only .
.n,?'!IineTJ"UI,t,lid of pres.
sends us their name and address.
St. Let It
DR. ELIOT CRITICISES TAFT.
Finds Fault With Fourth-Class
Boston, Feb. 12 President Taft
was criticised b,y Dr. Charles W. Eliot,
president emeritus of Harvard Uni
versity, for having placed fourth-class
postmasters of the country under civil
The criticism was made duriug a
hearing on civil service matters at the
"I grealty regret to criticise a Presi
deut of tue United States and I regret
that a President of the United States
I should issue such an order as that
issued just after the election," said
"The fourth-class postmasters were
patronage appointees. They are to be
irtm.ed in oliice now simply because
.. , . r.
oi me application ol tlie spoils system.
The blow has been struck from
capital at true civil service.
EARLY MORNING WEDDING
Miss Edna Earl Rogers and Mr.
Carlton Parsons Married.
Ycsterdav morning at 7:30 o'clock
at the residence in Newport of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Rogers, Miss Edna Earl Rogers of
Newport and Mr. Carlton Parsons of
this city were, united in marriage ,fhe
bride's brother, Rev. C. T. Rogers of
Wilmington, performing the ceremony
Just before the ceremony the bridt's
sister, Miss Elizabeth Rogers, sang
"O Wondrous is the Power" to piano
and violin accompaniment bv Mr. and
Mrs Will White. The bride was at
tired in a very becoming aoinc-awav
suit oi Drown witn nat a
the same shade, and she
bouquet of white carnations
After a wedding breakfast the bride
and groom left for a journey to Northern
cities. On their return thev will be at
home at 113 Craven street. They
received some very handsome wedding
presents as tokens ol lhe high eslcem
in which both arc held.
Anions those present for the weddin
were; Mr. and Mrs. J. Ihomas.Mr.
4nd Mis. A. 0. Newberry Mrs. Dur
ham Stallings and Matthew Hall of
New Bern, and Misses Annie May
Gil.b and Annie Morton of Beaufort.
The Woman's Club will meet to
morrow aftcrnoin at 4 o'clock in the
club rooms. All members are requested
to be present.
Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the home of Rev. J. B. Phillips on
(eorge street, Miss Emma Snith,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. D
Smith, was happily united in marraige
with Mr. George Fllis. Both are
residents of this city and have numerous
mends who oin in earnest good wishes.
The Journal acknowledges with
thanks the receipt of a bountiful
waiter heaped with barbecue and corn-
bread from the Chamber of Commerce
dinner last nicht in the lames Hotel
"building. The entire force wjshes to
tes.iiy to tne excellence ol tne repast.
The convicts are now at work on
the road just west al Jack Smith's
creek. A section of this road is at
present in pretty bad shape but with
a few days work it will be in as good
condition as the Neuse road, which
is at present be one of the best pieces
of country road in the county.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Cartarrh thai
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
We, the under; ig i 'el, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last lyears, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by the firm.
NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern
ally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Testi
monials sent free. Price 75 cents per
bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
FOR SALE One a horse wagon and
Two Good Horses cheap for Cash, or
on time with good security. Apply to
T. A. DILLON, Tusfarora, N. C.
MARINE ENGINEER WANTED fot
river steamboat, 100-ton license needed.
References required as to sobriety and
character.' Tar River Oil Co., Tarboro,
STOP AT THE
When in Norfolk .
908 Main St.
V. HARRINGTON, Proprietoi
Rates $1.50 day; $7.50 week
Hot and cold baths. Special
attention to transients. Home
B. P. S. Paint for every pur
pose. J. b. Basnight Hardware
Co., New Bern. N. C.
'Backs" Stoves and Range
J. $. Basnight Hdw. Co., New
thai mb run it cam
M f- LL PMHWV .tr
Jisih r aaaS aiia
eeSto . '
CO, 9 few la NX
Ask your dealer, or send 10c
in stamps to above address and
bottle will be mailed to you at
T WJ!m l.ll J I Ka
x THE USE OF CHECKS.
Checks are the most fiexibl j medium of
exchange known to business. By the use
of checks you can handle any and all
transactions promptly, safely and conve
niently, avoiding the many risks that are
attached to the handling of currency.
The Peoples Bank invites you to open a
checking account In any amount and as
sures you of prompt and painstaking at
tention whether you do much or litle.
'.'HM M1.II1111M !1 II IN I M I M Ml 1 II M MIIIlI I :M H ! i M II T !
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A Car Load of Fine Kentucky
HORSES AND MULES
We also carry a complete line of up-to-date Bug
gies and Harness, Whips, Robes and everything in the
Harness Line. .
We also carry a full line of Wagons, Cart Wheels
etc. Call on us when in need of anything in our
line. We are yours to please. Terms: Time orCash.
T. W. HOLTON
BRIDGETON,' N. C.
Visit Chas. Ellis & Brother
New Bern, N. C.
Where They Sell it For Less. Prices Less Than
Chas. Ellis & Bo
An authority on investing money ninrs 63 point
that should be observed by ever pe.son who bys
investments. Mo,t people aro too busy to study,
io vestment propositions so thoroughly: It requies
an expert to select round and ping investmen s.
Even loans on first mortgages req iro '"careful inves
tigation and -are skill, t-Xoerience and those facilincj
-for procuring information that the ordinary man and
woman do not have at -their command. The off
icers of this bank are always pleased to talk witl
any person who is considering investments. This
bank invites savings accounts in any amount.
NEW BERN BANKING & TRUST C?
Beltair Stock and Fruit Farm.
G. T. RICHARDSON, Proprietor.
I hive Full Blood Angus Bulls and Heifers for tale
immune from Texas fever, also full blood Berkshire
Hogs. You are cordially invited to visit farm an d
O. 7. RICHARDSON
New Bern, N. C. , R. F. D., io. 2.
Phone, Bellair line, 4 "rings,
F ARRIS NASSEF, Propiktor
66-68-7 Middle St. NEW BERN
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