North Carolina Newspapers

    No. 97
35th Y ,.R
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VA Close Observer" Believes Cattle
Should Not Be Allowed to
Room at Large.
sthd Better Sotck Can
Raised If Owners Give
Them Proper Care.
Mr. Editor:
I scad with much interest the arti
cle published in your paper headed
"Against State Wide Stock Law."
ThV voter who wrote this piece seems
to see only the (rood things God has
done for us hi this sunny Tand we live
in. He completely ignores 'the fact
that when God made man and beast
that he also made pests to annoy man
and beast, and it has been proven be
yond doubt that he also endowed man
with power to destroy the troublesome
pest. It has also been proven beyond
discussion that to quarantine pasture
land for. two or three years the cattle
tick, which has cost this country mil.
Without this eaVttfsrastcad nf
raising scrub cattle, we will be in equal
competition to the best stock raised
in the United States thereby, instead
of demanding scrub prices, oar cattle
will weigh' two or three times as much
and demand the best prices. It seems (he idea of some people that all
they want to do is to count in number
what they own regardless of quality,
while number counts for nothing as
compared with quality. Besides the
No Fence Law dots not prohibit
"Vo'er" from fercing a'.l the fine pas
ture lan Is he writes about to put cat
tie in, which he owns but one thing
it dees is havine 1 iws that Will nrevent
bis crany one else's scrub cattle from
spreading' the cattle tick ana grazing
on other people's land. Voter seems
to think his cattle should be privileged
characters and eat grass that docs not
belong to the cow or the owner of the
If Mr. Voter would take a little time,
drive through some of our neighboring
Catu ities, Pitt, Green, Wayne, Lcncir,
Johson, Nash, and all through Western
forth Carolina where the.ear thousands
of acres of fine mountain grazing lands,
where they raise and ship beef of the
best' quality, he will find these counties
are fiee from cattle ticks and have the
No Fc nee Law. The farmers living in
these sections would not have the Fence
Law again under any consideration.
The only reason Mr. Voter writes as
he does is because he does not know:
if be would take time and throw off
selfish ideas, his views would be changed
regarding the No Fence Law very
Dont' try to misleads Lets have
more cattle and better cattle and get
rid of the cattle tick. Fence your pas
ture and have quality. Let one beef
weigh what two v, ill now and have
quality instead of quantity.
Last winter I met a Northern gentle
men who had spent quite a time in
traveling over the different Southern
and South Western States, looking
for a place to locate, he was a cattle
raiser and farmer in northern New
York., on account of the severe winters
in the north decided to move South.
After spending some time in Eastern
North Carolina, he thought that this
section was the best he had seen, the
opportunities far beyond other
sections for the future, He told me
if he was not for the cattle tick he
would look no further, but would pur
chase a home and mov j. I ha .i.
stood this gentle nen did buy Lnd
and locate across the cattle tick lines.
If our resources are so great without
this n;st, that wj coi l 1 tret rid nf h,,
having a no fence law, why should
the good people stay still and continue
in the same old rut. Lets be aggressive
and tafce every advantage to improve
our country, because Mr. Voter has
his views on the cattle raising the bet -
ter thinkers and cattle
Suited States who I dare say can learn
mr.. yecr more aoout srock raiding
in one month than he ever knw all his
me any ,we nust en rA ,
catoetick before we can ever hoi to
be a successful cattle raising -ctj0n
I for one stand firm ou the State-tVide-
mock saw ana nope lor the benefit of
our larmers ana State, the General
Assembly that is now in session will
see fit to pass the State Wide Stcck
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mc ua.rie. supplying milk to the
ty inini Dv toe dairy score card
on a baiss of Id) per cent for the per
feet dairy. Any dairy with a rating of
less than 50 ter cent. i. nr,nk?,.j
from scling milk
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Arnold Bros. ...
G. H. Barker, ...
F. L. Bray,
Pate ft Dixon
Oaks Farm Dairy
H. I. Staub, .
T. E. Shakley ,
J. H. Stevenson,
..68 per cent.
M per cent.
' ' cer cent
. f C per lit i.
.Vi ir coat.
SO per ccm.
65 p.r :it.
y vi r o f.t.
it is a violation of the law t
niilkVOMles to enter anv .1 .. .
trarwpitiasbU; dineasc cxnts or t.
turn tittles which have n,;
previously washed.
Milx Inn:
Mr. Harry K. KceY Speeial Vcnl
of the Springfield l ire Insurance 't en
paby, visited the city yesterdav tnd
paid J. P. C. Davis 12,000, the anio nit
in full of Ms pcliif issued 'liv .Pr -an &'
Oliver covering his loss by fir on
February 26th. f-'d-v)
Agriculturists In That Section
See Large Profit In Grow
ing Weed.
Sound of Hammer and
Can Be Heard On All
Sides. Farm Sold.
(Special to the Journal)
Oliver, March 3. From present
indications one would iudee that -the
fanners of this section are planning to
raise a large crop of tobacco this season.
Ihere. arc jabaut ninety acres in culti.
feMfSl this - place and .tins
means-Tirar rne 'owners oi mis rand
have got their hands full for the next
few months attending to this crop.
One spirit of progressive ness which
is evident in our town is that the
farmers are getting clear of th;ir old,
decrepit stock and filling their stables
with younger and more seivi:eable
animals. Several thousand dollars
have recently been spent in this man
ner by the farmers here.
There is considerable building activ
ity around Olivers at present and the
sound of the hammer and taw can be
heard on all sides. Among the struc
tures being erected is a tobacco barn
by J. C. Moore, and a dwelling by R.
P. Parker. Other buildings will be
erected during the next few months.
, We are glad to learn that the con
dition of Joe Nobles, who has been
critically ill for some time past, is
rapidly improving and will probably
be out again within a few days. Mrs.
Derby Parker who has also been serious
ly ill is rapidly improving.
M. H. Parker has recently disposed
of his fine farm on the Quaker bridge
and Gum Branch road and will move
in a few days to his place at Olivers'
While passing down George street
sometime between the hours of 8 arix
10 o clock Saturday night, L. J. Brock
a white man about thirtv-two yean-
old, was struck with a brick throwr
by some unknown person and seriousl)
Mr. Brock resides on Georee street
and was returning home from the busi
ness section ol the city when the as
sault was it ads on him. The missic
struck his head and inflicted a bad
scalp wound and rendered him un
conscious for seven or eight hourt
Mr. Brock fell to the pavement anc
presumably lay there for some litth
time before being discovered and takei
home. Dr. Walter Watson, was sum
moned and gave the wounded mai
medical attention and yesterday he wa:
reported as being much improved.
Mr. Brock remembers nothing o(
the attack further than that he hai
started home after having spent some
time down town. No attempt wa:
nade to take any valuables from hi
pockets although the perpetrator cl
the deed evidently had all the op
portunity desired for doing,this, am
Mr. Brock believes that he was mis
taken for some other person for whon
his assailant had been lying in wait
The brick with which the injured mai
was struck was broken by the foro
r,f the blow and but for the fact tha.
the victim was wearing a heavy fel.
hat at the time there is little doubt
but that his skull would have Tver.
boys which the hand full of police
The canning factory project for New , were unable to restrain.
Bern got something of a set-back I Such was the feeling of indig
yestcrday when the men who had agreed na ion that at Continental Hall,
iv ik sum k inn .ii ine court notse
and dedded not proceed' any further
until the proposition of the Williams
Construction Company had been
thoroughly investigated and also until
it hail been ascertained if the capital
needed to make the enterprise a success
could be raised, the subscript inn-.
a !y take being sufficient only to
I the pLat. W. H. Bray, Daniel
te, A. fviaine, J. B. Blades and T.
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(.. flyman were named as a committee
to look into the matter and report at a
Mibscejuent meeting. J. Leon Williams
served as chairman of yesterday's
meeting. .. (
Flral Cha ner of Sad Tragedy Is
. Cu h ineorave.
f the. late I). R. Davis were conducted i-ciiteniry Methodist church v..,.
t .'idaorning at 11 o'clock by Rev! Miss Margaret Ames arrived ia the
j. If. Purloy, assisted by Rev. B. F. ciy yesterday and has taken charge
k 'i ?C'"' ' Christ Episcopil f lrlc ntil'inrry depart meat of S. Cop
church. Tne service was Icauuful and 'on Son's u'8 department store. Mns
lm .ris'jX)!- Ames hai spent several weeks on the
A priX, siion cf floral tributes cov-- northern markets studying the latest
e'ed the r.ujket and altar and nritcly designs in spring and summer millinery
' 1 11 cteein in whirh the de- ona feminine population of the
tea cd Wti held. At Ihc grave the Iocs! 5y an! anticipating, the spring show
I' d ;e cf f Iks', of which Mr D.ivl. ins of millinery at this store with
wa au honored member, bad charge
pi the ceremonies.
Jjelge; O. II. Guion, T. I). Warren
Riding His Bicycle He Col
lides With Cart Dash
ed to Pavement.
Death Followed Last Night
Funeral Arrangements
Not Yet Made.
While riding up Craven street on
lftV Wcyele shortly after ft o'clock
yesterday morning D. R. Davis, the
well known druggist, collided with a
nule and cart wjjich was being driven
in the opposite direction and was thrown
to the pavement, sustaining iniuii'S
irom which he died last night shortly
after 11 o'clock. Bystanders rushed
to the inured man's assistance at d he
was carried into the home of Dr.
R. S. Primrose which was near the
scene of the accident.
A physician was summoned and
upon arrival he ordered that Dr. Davis
be taken to his home on Broad street
where an examination was made. It
v.-as not thought at first that his in
juries were serious but later it was
found that the base of the brain was
injured and the patient ;ljwly grew
weaker rntil death ensued.
The news of Mr. Davis' death was a
shock to every one who heard it last
.light. For many years he has lived
in New Bern and was known and liked
by all. He was ever the personification
jf cheerfulness, unselfishness and
thoughtful consideration for others,
whilerin his own fan i'y he never tireu
if little ministrations cf kindness at
ivery turn so that to the stricken loved
ines, his going away is an infinite
bereavement and an unfathomable
Ten years ago Mr. Davis married
Miss Mary King. Three children have
jc?n born to this union but in their
outh they little realize their loss and
;1 e hand cf sorrow fall; heaviest on
the bartbroken wife and mother.
Mr. Davis is also survived by his
mother Mrs. Laura Davis of Beaufort,
jyho is now visiting at Norfolk. Va..
ne brother, Edward Davis of Geo-gia
.arid one sister, Mrs. Henry Hat cl of
N'orfolk,. Va. - '
The deceased was forty-two years
jf age. He was the owner and pro
prietor of Davis' pharmacy and was
ine of the town's mot progreisiv;
citizens. He was a member of Cen-
enary Methodist church and a con
ristent worker in this church. He was
ilso a member of the local lodge of
fclkf. -
Arrangements for the funeral bad
not been completed last night.
Fight Their Way Inch By Inch
Through Mob of Jeering
Men and Boys.
Banners of Suffragetes Spat Upon
And Other Indignities
(Special to the Journal)
Washington) March 3. Never in
the history of the country has the
national capltol witnessed such a
disorderly demonstration as was
given this afternoon when several
thousand suffragettes, marching
tor their cause, were compelled
to ngrtt tneir way incn by inch,
Jown Pennsylvania avenue through
i hooting mob of jeering men and
wnere a mass meeting of the s ultra
Aettes was held after the parade,
ther; were cheers when Dr. Anna
noward Shaw denounced the treat
ment of the marchers as a national
Three thousand people choked
the streets and broke through the
police lines and order was not re
stored until a company of cavalry
was hurried to the scene from Fort
Meyer. Insulting remarks war
directed at the women along tha
entire line of march. Their ban
ners were spat upon while maqy
were lorn nu n ineir nanas Ana
thrown to th- street. Thrwr
several persmal encounters and
Mrs. De Forrest, one of the pro
minent suffragists was slapped ia
the isce Dy one oi tne boodli
sought to break up the pa
much pleasure. Miss Ames is being
j assiud hyMiiis Bessie Smith, who has
' 'la extensive experience in this business.
ywMesesajncM w. &atwart
Daniel Lane Show Where If It
Bad Policy to Allow Stock
To Run at Large.
Contends That Justice as Well as
Good Business Are On Side
.Of The Stock Law.
Editor Journal:
In last Saturday's Journal yoteT
raises quite a complaint about some
body wanting a State Wide. StoclfrL
aw. ine race we nave ir now: i ne
only land I have ever known to Be'
given to the human race in Fee Simp't
is that given to Abraham and his seed
which lies between the riVer Nile ii
Africa and the Euphrates in Asia, and
I dont' think Voter lives over there.
So the bread acres to Which he allude;
must belong to some body and thai
person who owns the land is the only
one who has a right to graze and foot
that land with his cows and hogs.
When it comes to juti4 everj
man or company oi men must looi,
after their own stock and because
thinks a man has a right to let his
ta.o itM . .-. iiwi ii nmci rtu vuici
stock go where he pleases. There it
no law for it. And our Legislature if
they will think, will so decide.
1 have lived where stock is refetrainee
from running at large a number ol
vears and several years before it was
forbidden I stopped mine in order
to keep clear of the ticks, and found
it paid me well. For in the free rangt
the. ticks eat out about as much at
the cow gets and it takes till mid slim
mer to get a cow so sho will give reai
good milk.
No, Brother Voter, 1 ve tried both,
I Can feed a cow better from an. acre
clear of ticks and well cultivated in
giass, clover, corn, potatoes, etc., than
from 100 acres inlestcd with ticks.
I am not boasting; others no doubt
have done better, but from 36 acres
of cleared land ,1 have sold, in three
months ninety dollars worth of beef
and pork and have plenty for family
of .eight for the present year, besides
have not been without milk and butter
rfised at home two days in two years.
Ckn Voter do any better than that on
his free range?
i saw a bunch ot cows on a tree range
some time ago, and they were so com
pletely shingled with ticks that 1 would
not have cleaned all the ticks off of
tl em for half the bunch. I hope our
law makers will help us get rid of the
M. C. Williams, who was painfully
injured last Friday by being throwr
from his buggy when the horse which
he was driving at the time became
frightened and dashed down Griffith
street , was able to be out yesterday for t h
first time, since the accident.
Mr. Williams hada miraculous es
cape from serious or perhaps fatal
injury. When the animal first started
on his wild dash down Griffith street
Mr. Williams could not get full control
of the reins and therefore was not able
to brine the friehtened horse to a stop.
In turning a corner the buggy was
Overturned and Mr. Williams was
caueht beneath this and badly brusied
ana cue on ine lace ami Maims. mc
vehicle was almost completely demolish
. r . i i i tl.
ed but the horse escaped injury and
after (earing through several miles of
streets was brought to a stop ana re
turned to its owner.
(Special to the Journal)
Washington. March 4. President
Wilson today offered National Com
mitteeman W. F. McCombs,the po
sition of tmbssador to France. Mc
Combs is a Door man as far as worldy
possessions are concerned, haying spent
most ol the little lortune wnicn ne nae
accumulated in the practice of law in
aettina Wilson nominated and in
addition to this sacrificed so much o
his time to the campaign that his law
business dwindled to almost nothing
Therefore he hesitated about accept
in and in all probability will decline
and make an attempt to rebuild his
I shattered law business,
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MatHfrason. the name of Mexico'
new minister of war, is appropriate
The money dragon is the chief con
cern here.
Marshall will be no fifth wheel, says
The tiro, will make
h the dog and bucket
At a meetins held yesterday after
noon in the library rooms, the following
were elected directors of the New Bern
Circulating Library for the ensuing
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iar: misses wisry uiivrr, janci nui
ter and Herftdon, Mr. M. M. Marlis
rs. E. K. Biftbop, Mrs. J. T, Hollister
rs. Clyde r-by, Mrs. wwen ituion
roi. n. a. craven ana iviayor v. .
A- Uatdl, W. C. WiUett and. J.
p toTJcalauT
taway from
. .fAT.j
, i i4,
rears Stream Prom Wife
and Daughters' Eyes as
Oath is Administered
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I vlOSl Brilliant AUWenCe
Ever Gathered Views
the Ceremony.
.(Special to the Journal)
Washington, March 4. Standing
n an improvised platform In front
if the capltol, with twenty-five
housand people looking on and
vlth the entire central govern
nent of the United States behind
aim, Woodrow Wilson at 1:27 this
tfternoon took the oath of office
which made him President.
Alone, unmoved, among the
thousands surrounding him, Presi
dent Wilson spoke the wcrds of the
jath of office, Mrs. Wilson and her
hree daughters standing on a
jench twenty feet behind ehelr
'msband and father watching him
with streaming eyes. His own
vere dry and throughout the entire
ceremony his voice showed a tremor
r his bearing the least sign of
motion. Standing by President
Wilson were William H. Taft,
speaker Clark, Senators Gallinger,
Sacon and Crane and Representa
tive McKlnley.
Crowds, such as had never be
fore gathered in Washington, wit
nessed the Inauguration and bank
id every grandstand and sidewalk
n Pennsylvania avenue along which
;he parade moved. Of tBe' many
mpressive spectacles of ,.the day
none equalled the scene before the
apitol when tne coming rresiaeni
tenned from the central door" and
ooked out in to the open before
ilia: ' .i . . .
Built between two wings of the
apitol, nearly an eighth of a mile
tpart, was the most imposing
randstand that ever surrounoto
iark of stadium and this was
packed with as brilliant an
is -was ever gathered in Amirica.
Vs he coming rresiueui nun
aft bv his side walked down the
carlet carnet. his glance fell on
'ast crowds on either side and be-
ow him. Directly behind the spot
.there he was to realize a long
herished dream of being made
resident, were his wife and daugh-
ers. TO tne ICIl oi ine yriisun
family were diplomats arrayed in
aalaxy of color that wouiu nave
ivalled a stage setting. On the
ight, dressed In black, were the
members of the Supreme Court.
Jn one hand was the Senate and
in the other was the House.
Chamo Clark, wearing asloucn
lat and walking wit his well known
tride, appeared on tne scene ana
was Htven an ovation, n. snori
rime later Wilrtam Jennings Bryan
appear -d and was loudly cheered.
then came tne memoers oi iu
new cabinet.
For a time after the last mem
ber of the cabinet had taken his
seat there was an awkward pause.
laft, hatless, stood bowing to the
heerine crowd, seemingly eager
n make an end, to the proceedings.
Wi son, with silk hat on his heed,
aced the crowd unsmiling ana
The actual inauguration was
hert and before the crowd realized
t Citizen Woodrow wnson nau
lecome Woodrow wnson, rresi-
The Co-ODcrative Supply Company
iave placed an order for a handsome
T ,. tu: j -
HOlOr QCllVCry whkuii i uia nan nunc
n order that the company might give
their natro::.; more e thcient delivery
s-rvice and dem,nstrates the progres- three hundred leet oi a side tracK oe
4veness of the f"re the engineer was able to bring it
Several hundred coh-red people lined
the river shore at the foot of Broad'
street Sunday afternoon to witness a
colored lMptifrng. Seven converrs
were Immersed and owing lo the fact
that the temperature was low, no time
that th- sonvertc would have an op-
protunr.y of at once changing their wet
clot liit i
I in r the. x.r-iA
Ihc Craven ounty Board ol torn-
miKsioncrs luuttncir regular niontniy
meeting in tli; city yesterday. No
) s'nees of unusual fmi.ortancc was
etan.acted at this meeting, tne routine
wtrk tti:a taken up and concluded
wrihin a eomparativciy short tm-c. .
A street car of the New Bern Ghent
S reet Railway Company ran ; II the!
t ack yesterday afternoon on Pollock
.reel DCtween iiancoe-x anu meican
and gave tne struct car peopje quite
a task to get it back on. the cause of
the car's leaving, the. track was said
to be the (Jravtl te'Jiieh had collected
Aldermen Object to
Big Price For fet
Of Plans.
Amend Ordinance Relative to
Transfer and Dray .
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Ah iitteMstina discusrfon took Dlace''
at last highils meeting of the Board of
Aldermen when a bill for three hundred
dollars for drawing the plans for the
building which is to be erected to cover
the city's water and light plant was
ut n by K. K. Kagle, the city engineer.
4. - ,,.,.,;,, thn u,,.,,i
authorized Mr. Eagle to secure plans
for this building but supposed' that
they would only have to pay him tor
this work at the rate paid him for
previous work and when the bill fcr
$300 was put in there was plainly irom tne siaewaiK to tne imrary uuiia
evident much dissatisfaction. Alder- ing. It was moved and carried that
man Ellis lost no time in stating that
he thought the bill was outrageous and
that it should not be paid. This brought
on a discussion from Mr. W. B. Blades
who, it seems, had learned the bill
was to be put in and was on hand to
protest against its being paid. Mr.
niaaes saiti mat ne aia not uunK rar.
Eagle should be paid this sum for the
work for a number of reasons, one
being that it was exorbitant and
anotner that Mr. Eagle was charging
at the rate charged by the National
Association ol Architects when he
was not even on architect. Aldermen
Bangert and Baxter were in favor of
paying the bill for the reason that the
Board had ordered the work done with
out making any inquiry as to the cost
ind be lieved that Mr. bagle could col-
lect sime by law. Alderman El is
then made a motion that the bill be re-
ferred to a committee composed of
Aldermen,, Kafer, Hill and Disosway
for investigation and to be reported
on at a special meeting to be held on
March 19. The Vote on this stood as
folows: Aldermen Bangert, Baxter,
T. F. McCarthy and Disosway voting
to pay the bill and Aldermen Kafer,
Hill, Ellis and Brir.son voting in favor
of the matter being referred. The vote
was tied and Mayer McCarthy cast
his vote in faor of referring the bill
to the committee. ,
Aldermen Baxter, C i man of the
Finance Committee read a petition
from the Woman's Club asking that
the Board donate fifty dollars to be
used in entertaining the ladies who will
visit New Bern d the meeting of
the State Federation of the Woman's
Club to be held here in May. There
was some discussion on this and the
Aldermen decided that they could not
use the public funds for this ourpose.
A petitiDn from cts-ns 1 ving on
Crescent s reet, a, king that they be
given sewer connec on a as presented
But as the contract f. r this work has
already been awarded no action was
' . , f .k c-
Thomas Davis, chief of the Fire
Dpartment, appeared before the Board
ailu asivcu luav wm. wi nil- vi
allowed to at all times remain in the
stall, both at one of the down town
stations and up town stations so that
there would be no delay in getting a
c u ... .. c ...k : . k
WrtgUll IUI1 Ul IIUBC IU rtllV IHC wmviij
mij;ht occur. Me stated mat recently.
the fire companies have been delayed
from reaching a fire on account of the
fact that the horses were at work on
the streets. This request was granted.
Westbound Train Runs Into An
Open Switch Just Out
side Kinston.
The passengers on the westbound
passenger train last Sunday night had
a very narrow escape from what might
have proven a serious wreck when the
train dashed into an open switcn jusi
before entering Winston, ine switcn
'at that noint had been eft ODen and
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K" apeeu, uw
siuy. .
curing me toii moc
long string oi ireigni cars sianmng on
thwsidingand but for the fact that the
accideat occurred on Sunday evening,
there would have possibly been ser-
lUllh M.1UU3. OiillVii so svssv.vv.
to have been left open by a careless
brakeman and a strict investigation
is'cing 'Diadc by the Norfolk Southern
Madison Roach, white, was placed
under arrest Tuesday afternoon at
hlk hnmn luir Mnl CunriHl hv
Ol I nil,.,! lnt, I 1 Iv Marshal Saniltf.
Hilly jon a warrant charging him wi:a
hearing but owing
'j several important
;lwas continued un
ffiflfc the" de
bsenct ut
the osc'
I ftrtH
T. A. Green, Trustee, Reports En
couraging Reduction In
The Indebtedness.
The Election For a Board of Di
rectors For Knsoing Year
To Be Held Wednesday.
The reg lar monthly meeting of hte
New Bern Library Association was
held on Monday at the library, nie
members being present. Mrs. W. B.
blades, the president, called the meet
ing to order. The treasurer, Mr.
WiHiam Duim, Jr., reported a balance
of S22.05 in the treasury. Miss Hower-
Paying ton tne librarian, reported an expendi
ture of $44.22 for incidentals during
I the last year. Mr. T. A. Green, trustee,
' reported a large decrease of the in-
debtedr.ess. The proceeds from "The
fisherman s Luctc was applied to ine
debt, bo mueii progress was maae in
paying ott tl 0 indetieteaness tnat dv
next .March, it will all
paid. ' - " . . ... ;, , . ,
The Afscatin vas ae"ked tf
would guarantee a sum of moeny lojr.
me - oiec v.iuo w conic uu ..
give a concert for benefit of the library,
It was not considered advisable,
Mrs. Bishop m behalf of the City
Deauiuui l,uu Vi.i CJ
with a handsome mission chair and
desk. It was gratefully accepted and a
note of thanks will be written the
president of the City Beautiful Uub.
Mrs. William Blades presented the
library with the wiae cement naia
all gilts be grateiiiuy leceiveu ana
appreciated. , . ..
, 1 ne election oi tne uoarci oi Directors
lor tne coming year win oe ncio vvcu-
nesday Marcn a. Annual suDscriDers
only arc eligible for election.
The librarian was given the right to
. j - - j-
Attempts to Learn uwner a
Name Have So Far
Proven Futile.
Negro On Whose Wagon It Was
Found Refuses to Tell
Owner's Name.
Frank Hammond, colored, was taken
before "Mayor McCarthy yesterday
; fterncon for the purpose cf being
examined to the ownership
(f three hundred half fints of "blind
t'ger" wi iskey which was found on a
wagon bcii g driven by him more than
a week age.
, The authorities now have thiswhis-
key m their possession and are desirous
oi learning io wnom u
mond had secured counsel and upon
advice re. used to give any inrorma-
tion which the police desired. The
outcome of the hearing, as far as se-
curing the Cesired Information was
concerned, was a complete fadure,
but City A.tornev R. A Nnnn.
siggested tha Mayor McCarthy
take the ma . ter up wi h Solic tor
C. L. Abernatl y and that the latter
have Hammond brought before the
Grand Jury at the next term ol su-
pe'ior Court and give them any in-
rmation whhh 1 e had i i regards to
the ownership of t e whiskey.
Charlotte, March S. The Charlotte
Mint died in conference yesterday
morning according to dispatch received
from Washington last night. Senator
Overman's amendment extending Its,
time failed to pass. The present sp
oronriation expires in July and hence
the present ouuook is mai mc my
will be without an assay office after
that date.
No institution in America I as hael
the death sentence pronounced, d.-
fcrred, cemmuted and reprieved av
otfen as the Charlotte Mint, so-called
because once in the long ago good money
was really made here. Thousands
of dollars are still made in Charlotte
every day, but not that way. In the
days when gold mining flourished
there was real need for a Mint fnd
ever since then the assay office his
filled a genuine need in this section.
A few days ago it was announced
that Senator Overman would et
through an amendment providing for
this institution for another year, but
the dispatch indicates that the joint
conference of Senate and House ot
Representatives held hurriedly amid
the distracting scenes of the closing
Congress yesterday refused to include
this amendment. .
Some years ago when the periodical
docm of the Mint was prematurely
announced a movement was launched
to have the Government convert it,
into S iiK-scum. It has been also de-.
sired for a high cchool building and
for military headquarters and some
favored securing a part of the lot
for a V. M- C. A. cite, but that ques
tion is now a dead issue. To what
use the Governemnt will nut its prop
erty, pvrchased no doubt for very
little and now worth many thousands
.P' I W" FU'

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