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17-22. Come
35th YEAR
MMiants' Week, jSTgw fiern, March
Graven Convicts Now At Work On
Road From Saints' Delight
To Vanceboro.
Thoroughfare Will Be Kept In
Good Condition After It
Is Completed. , - .
The Craven com ty convicts are
now working on the road between
Saint's Delight chapel and Vanceboro.
They were takn to the road, last
Taesday and a cay ot two was spent
24 setting the camp and implements
in readiness. , , " ' ,
The convicts will in the future have
their camp near the point at which
rthe work they are engaged in at that
jjjae h in prgoress. A large steel cage
-which can be transported to any point,
has been purchased by the county and
jit night the men are locked in this.
Teats have also been secured and these
.are occupied by the guards. In ad
tiitinn to being very convenient, this
new mode of housing the convicts is
.absolutely sanitary. The cage is so
constructed that it can be renovated
.at any time and the convicts are com-
jjelied to keep tlieir Dcdies ciea.i. .
The work on the road now receiving
.attention will be canied on to the
point where the proposed Farm Life
School is to be erected and according
to a statement made yesterday by
R. E. Snowden, the expert road en
Sincer recently employed by ayen
county to superintend its road build-
iing, it will be one of the best constructed
-dirt roads in the coanty.
After the road has been put in good
condition it will of course be necessary
to keep it i:i repair. With this object
in view, the coi.nty ;s appointing road
foreman in each t wnship and tt will
Le the iloty of these men to see that the
road is at all times kept in good con-
.tliiiou. At present there are only
twnty-twi i en on the convict force
and the or'.c cannot progress very
speedily v.. 1; such a small force yet
ill pcasi'J progress is being made.
Ope Lcatod at Newport, the Other
- - At Cove-Gity.
Virgil, V.'al.ier of this city, orgam.-er
for the Stale Trust Company of il
iiington, one of the largest banking
.institutions in the State, has
'iaulisntd two new banks in this
jscction. One of the banks is located
.ai Newpi rt and the- other at Cove
City. At ewport a commodious
(V.iik strv-cture will be erected to be
used as the home of the newinstitution.
Both banks will be under the direct
rsujv.rvision of a board of directors
ch.sru from the citizens of the town
iii which they are located and an ex
iTknced mn sent out from the State
Trust Compry'sbank at Wilmington,
vill act as cashier.
31' P DING.
Assi-on a th building now occue
hy the New Bern Garage Ccm;a.iy
hi hen acated and the present
ccnpanii n-ov to their new home,
wbi'D is rein' erected on Craen
street, ilia Hy ai SttpfJy Comp. ny
the owrers of the Lu ldi. g, will re
model and use t for a garnge.
Iff nit wuiiui. w j
A. V'-idl." Choien As Kei
Ciijii e of No. tu ouio.iuu
Woodm n.
AshevUle Meeting Largely Attend
cii And Every Feature A
t . in plete Success.
Abbeville. March 13. The Wood-
meo oi tiie World, jurisdiction of
JNorth Carolina, io their third bicn-
nial convention here yesterday voted
ohuid the 1915 convention in Durham.
The only strong competitor for the
convention as Winston-Salem. Fol
lowing ih decision, the Convention
devoted i.. elf to' the election of officers
f T .he le i two sars. The election
resulted i.s follows:
Head cons ', T. A. Windley, of
Trenton; head adviser, G. F. Wise, of
'Siier Ciiy; heard clerk, J. H. Dm-ton,
.of Concoru; head banker, J. vV. Fleet,
jfA Wilmington; head escort, Paul A.
'Boras, of Greensboro; head watch
iiin, W.T.Clark, of ..rvanton; head
asentiuel K. A. Gilmore, of Lumberton;
.chairman of the board of head mana
ge, W. A. Short, of Matthews, man
AWt T. N., Hall of Mooresville; Dr.
K.'P. E. Bonner, of Morehead City;
ij. O. Sapp, of Wiston Salem, and
R. L Buch, of Lenoir; delegates to
the convention of the Sovereign camp,
Hon. B. S. Royster, of Oxford, knd L
J 'lil ley of Durham; alternates,
Klctxue C. Jackcon, of Wilmington, and
E. T. Snipes of Ahoskie.
In Ike afternoon there was a review
of the uniform rank, 137th regiment,
on Pack Square, in which five compa
nies participated. The review was
must imposing and the first regiment
ixiud and. a special boys' drum ccrps
furnished music.
The officers were installed at the
afternoon session after the reading of
re ion s and ;he conferring of degrees
tonight adjournment was. taken.
The Boys' Corn Club enrollment
for the 1913 contest as shown by a state
ment given out by I. O. Shaub of West
Raleigh, in- charge of the club work
in this State, shows fourteen enrolled
from Craven county. Mecklenburg
leads all other counties with the large
enrollment of 99. Some of the other
counties with large enrollments are
Wilkes with 75, Robeson with 66,
Sampson with 58, Rockingham with
54, Johnston with 70, Cabarrus with
45, Cleveland with 47, Beaufort with
43, Union with 42, Alamance with 45,
Enrollment of counties in this section
are Jones 3, Carteret 9, Greene 4, Hyde
10, Lenoir 15, Onslow 3, Pamlico 0,
Pitt 25. .'
The plans for Craven county's pro
posed Farm Life School have been
drawn and are now in the hands of
S. M. Brinson, county Superintendent
of Public School?. The Board
Trustees of the school wVV meet this
week and go over the plans. ' They
were drawn under the supervision of
Dr. J. E. Turlington, who is to have
charge of the school.
Report of the District Engineer
Is Adverse lo Proposed
The report by the District Engineer
Officer of the War Department ii
unfavorable to the proposed improve
ment of Trent river from New Bern
to Polloksville to a depth of ten feet.
The grounds upon which the ad
verse report was made are contained
in the following extract from the re
port of the District Officer, Maj. H
W. Stickle of Wilmington:
While an increased depth may be
justified by prospective commerce on
this river, and while a depth oi lu teet
could be obtained with a comparative
iv small outlav, it is my opinion that
to increase existing depths by a max
imum of only seven-tenth of a foot is
not advisable, and would serve no
useful- purpose in assisting navigation
at this time. It apdears to me that
any further depth in this portion of
the river should not be considered
until a greater project depth may have
been considered for the Neuse River
below New Bern."
All interested parties have the privi
lege of an appeal from this conclusion
to the Board of Engineers for Rivers
and Harbors, a permanent body sitting
at Washington, D. C, to which all
examinations and survey reports ct
this character are referred. Parties
desiring to do so may be heard on
appeal by the Board, either orally
or in writing.
Any statements, facts or arguments
concerning the necessity tor the pro
posed improvement which any one
interested may wish to present for
consideration of the reviewing officers
should be addressed to the lioard of
Engineers for Rivers and Harbors,
Southern Building, Washington, D
C, and should be inaikd in time to
reach the Board wi'hin four weeks.
If oral hearings are desired, dates for
the same may be arranged tor by
correspondence with the Board.
Thomas C. Tolson died at his home,
No. 37 Hancock at 10:25 o'clock last
night following a stroke of paralysis
about ten days ago. The deceased was
sixty nine years old. He was born at
Portsmouth, N. C, and has been a
resident of this city for about ten years
For several weeks be has been in fail
ing health and his death was not en
tirelv unexpected. He is survived by
a daughter, Miss Bertha Tolson and
one son, Charles Tolson. The funeral
will be conducted from the residence
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock and
the interment will be made in Cedar
Grove cemetery.
Bristol, Va., March 12. The big
mail order liquor houses of Bristol, Va.,
which pay $67,000 per year for the
privilege of shipping boose to the pro
hibition States, are panic-stricken over
the' present and prospective effects
of the Webb bill, which .until a few
days ago, they were not entitled to
take seriously.
This week large quantities of liquor,
consigned to South Carolina, were
returned wilh instructions that no
iiii mcnts i f intoxicants would be
a-" Med for that , Mate. Shipmc: ts
ere refused for slit counties in No 1
Carolina and several counties in Kth
tucky. It is understood that ship
ments to Alabama and Georgia will
also be stopped.
The mad qrdcr houses are paying
M.tOrt per anumn each for the priv
lege f shipping fr jiii Bristol, and
are anxious to know what the out
come of the Webb law will be before
thrv put up this amount again in
April, a t ik.u.;i . April 30th
Feeling In Virginia Strong Against
Uovernor For Refusing ,
Allen Appeal.
General Sympathy For The i Men,
Who Are To Die In The
Eliectrlc Chair.
Bristol, Va.. March 13. Sentiment
In Southwest Virginia is very strong
against Governor William Hodges
Mann for his refusal to commute the
sentences of Floyd and Claude Allen.
It was generally conceded that he
would commute Claude Allen, but
some had a doubt as to F'o 'd, so the
announcement by him ihat neither
will be commutated was a shck in
Southwest Virginia, and paniculaily
it Wytheville, where the trials occurred,
and in Carroll county, where the tragedy
was enacted.
Many are very bitter tow; r l the
Governor for his course, and were
incensed at his statement, declaring
that it is so baised that it shows the
Governor was not able to consider the
case in the proper light.
Judge Nicholas P. Oglesby, life
time mends ot the' Aliens, who was
jjicir counsel for years before he be
came circuit judge ol Larroll county,
p.d who defended them at Wythe
ville, is much distressed ,aithouh he
has little to say concerning the aetton
of the Governor. He has lived in
Bristol for a number of years, bet
has property in Canx.ll Co., and has re
turned there each term Of the court
to look after his practice in that coun-i
ty. Judge (Jg'esby throws much light
on the relations between the Allen s
and the Goad faction and the ani
mosity that existed.
K. ii, W'issler, father ol the hancee
of Claude Allen, is a mail clerk run
ning into Bristol, and was formerly
a school teacher in Carroll county. He
is a man of education and culture. A
prominent citizen of Carroll county,
who lived there for years, statesAhat
the Aliens have been done a great in
justice by being reported as outlaws,
moonshiners and clansmen. He said
that they stood quite as well socially,
if not higher, than Clerk Baxter Goad.
1 here is great sympathy here lor
the condemned men, and their friends
have not entirely given up hope that
the Governor may change his mind as
a result of further thought upon the
subject. j
ashineton. March 13. The police
d'tnse of charges of negligence of
duty on the day of the suffrage parade
was postponed temporarily by the Sen
ate investigating committee today to
permit the taking of additional evi
dence showing, disorders along the
parade route. Half a dozen police
men were ready to testify that they
did their best.
The spectatcle of three mounted po
licemen chewing gum while two deter
mined women performed the police
duty of keeping a big' crowd out of
the street was told by Mrs. Olive H.
Hasbrouck and Mrs. Randolph For
rest. "The three policemen just smiled
and made no serious attempt to clear
(he street," Said Mrs. Hasbrouck,
"when we asked them repeatedly to
do so. I told the crowd these police
men were about as much use as a fish
would be, and I picked up a little
dane and went to work policing the
comer near the Corcoran Art Gal
lery, where we were stationed to col
lect the banners as the parade reached
that point.
' "Captain Anderson, who was in
charge there, was amused and sneered,
but he kept right on chewing gum."
jkfrs. Forrest, who had been mar
shal of one of the sections, told how
militiamen jumped on the float of
which she was in charge and knocked
over the decoration on it.
Miss Elizabeth Bullock, who was
in the college woman's section ,said
that the age of the college women pro
tected them from most of the insults,
but that the special police were par
ticularly coarse and rough.
Roland Manwell, the twelve-months-
old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Willis,
died at the home of its' parents, No.
118 1-2 Broad street last night follow
ing an illness of several days duration.
The funeral will be conducted from the
residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock
by Rev. J. B. Hurley and the interment
will be made in Cede Grove cemetery.
Unusual Values and Inducements
Will Be Offered by Local
g : Merchants.
Gates Of The City, Have Been
Thrown Oepn To Each
And Every One.
New-Bern's big "Merchants' Week",
the event which has been one of the
sole topics of conversation in this city
with the retail merchants during the
past four days, is at hand and
leading dealers in the city have
thrown open their doors to the peo
ple of Craven and aujouung counties
and give them the best values and the
most inducement ever offered by local
In today's issue of the lournal the
leading merchants of the city are telling
the public just what they have to otter,
the special inducements they are giv
ing in order to get the country people
to come to New Bern thif week and of
th extensive and elaborate displays
of sprinsMjind summer styles which
will le s.en during the week.
bvery reader should carefully persue
each one ot the advertisements. Wheth
er or not they live right here in the city
or in some remote section of the county
makes no material difference. All
will be given the same opportunity
to purchase these goods which will be
marked down to the very lowest price.
Each advertisement tells a story of
thrift which in the present age is the
main factor in the live of the majority
of people .
' The merchants who are today placing
their announcements before the public
through the columns of the Journal
are all noted for their integrity and fair
dealings and the public may rest as
sured that they will be given the best
values for the least money at their
During "Merchant's Week" there
will be hundreds of visitors in the city
and each and every one is extended a
cordial invitation to feel "at home"
wherever they go, by every business
m4n in the city and the Chamber of
Commerce, through whose efforts this
big event was launched. The gates
of the city are open to all and a genuine
welcome is assured each one.
Uwing to the limited time available
for securing the announcements, not
so many were secured as would have
been possible with longer time lor the
work. But the collection will be found
representative and thoroughly sug
gestive of the new spirit of energy and
enterprise which prevails among New
Bern's business men today. Below
will be found a few hints of the inter
esting and timely messages of the
"Merchants Week" advertisers. In con
nection with these special attention
is called to the advertisements them
selves which will be found on the
fourth and fifth pages.
J. A. Jones offers to several if in need
of livery of any kind or if you want
to buy a horse or a mule. Visitors are
invited to put up their teams at his
place while in the city.
lhe Gaston Hotel assures all visitors
that it table and rooms are the best in
the city and that the rates are reason
able. Special attention is given to
ladies unattended.
L M. Mitchell & Co., announce that
hey will pay postage on all orders for
goods amountiung in value to three
dollars or more. They invite all visitors
to oav them a call, assuring then that
they are welcome to come and loot no
matter if they do not want to o y
Mr. Mitchell wants the people to g?
acquainted I Lh his new store which
is one o e nret ,icst to ueiounaun,-
where . ch. .-t.ttc.
A Clely-incs.-cigc about seeds will
be to .irl in the Men hants' Week an-
mtvit it the r. S. uuny Drug
ar.y. A p.ckage of flower seed
amo. ltrig to twenty-hve cents. it
is mi . h Letter, it mitrlit be said it.
iiassin. lo Lnvsc-ed from a reliable
house lie this than it is lo oder from
mall order house.
The Co-operative Supply Company
has a waord for Merchants' Week
visitors, informing them that when
visitors, informing: them that when in
the city It will pay them to call at the
Consumer s store and get prices
fancv croceries of all kinds befc
buying . This firm has been in business
for only a short while, but it has built
ip a flourishing business and has a pro
mising future.
S. Coplon & Son, the big department
store people, announce that the pur-
chasing power oi a uouar ouring mcr
chants Week will be almost doubled.
Anion the many other attractions and
inducements for the week will be the
free parcel post delivery of any pur
chase of wearing apparel. The mail
order department of this store is always
at the service of its patrons.
W.G. Boyd, the well known insurance
man, is always at the frdat, when a
matter requiring the exhibition of a
strong public spirit is on tap. So he
.ery willingly consented to take an
idvertisement in the Merchants' Week
ue of the lournal. Mr Boyd reprc
tents reliable companies and his advice
on all matters of insurance is well
worth considering. He also has beauti
ful ritv huildinE lots for sale.
Style, quality and satisfaction are
promised to all wno oo tneir traaing
with D. F. Jarivs. This is the burden
if an announcement that the well
known dry goods merchants has in the
Journal this morning. Mr. Jarvis
has on exhibit a fine line of goods that
appeal especially to the ladies. '
A glance at the advertisements in
the Journal will show that the business
men of this city are alive to the pos
sibilities of the Parcel Post in the
booming of business. So Laundry by
Parcel Post is the theme of Manager
George W. Skinner of the Model Steam
Laundry in his special announcement
today. Return postage prepaid where
the work amounts to fifty cents or more
Mrs. B, Allen announces for Mer
chants' Week' an extra ten per cent.
discount on all merchandise bought
during the week. This store offers
a fresh lot of artistic spring millinery,
graceful voile robes, handsome spring
tailored suits and coats, all especially
priced for Merchants' Week.
"The Old Reliable Drug Store",
Brad ham Drug Company, is among t he
stores especially catering to the visitors
who will come to New Bern for , Mer
chants' Week. In their advertisement
"'i-j osuiv ruHuio vuai 1 1 it y win uc
wi..n. u.-i,it,,. ,-,,,. i,,,. 1 r
ftirtable rest rooms are provided over1
the store. "
Correct spring dress for men is the
message of the A. T. Willis Company.
If it comes from "the Shop that's
Different", why ,of course, it is up to
the minute and the prices will be all
right, too. This is a firm of reliable
tailors, haberdashers and hatters and
customers are guaranteed satisfaction.
Waters' Buggy Works have a very
interseting message for out-of-town
people and others. They have been
building buggies for twenty-six years
and thereby made a reputation that
cannot be excelled. A special discount
is ottered this week.
George Rosenberg, manager of the
recently opened National Woolen Mills
branch, is a firm believer in advertising
at all times. So he jumped at the
chance to get an announcement in an
issue ol the Journal that will appeal
especially to out-of-town people. In
his advertisement he plays up the strong
points ol the tailored-to-measure euar-
anteed-to-fit suits that he is offering.
The Standard Shoe Company is also
n the ranks of the Merchants' Week
advertisers. Manager Barnes is talk
ing abcut the famous Crossett shoe
as usual. He says there are so many
splendid talking points about this
shoe that he never knows when to
stop. "Everybody's wearing 'em
button shoes", he announcs in his
A number of merchants were unable
to get their ads ready in time tor
insertion in today's paper, but will
have them prepared in time to appear
in Tuesday morning s issue. 1 hesc
and all others who desire to have an
nouncements in the remaining issues
of the Merchants' Week Journal are
urged t6 get them in early Monday,
so that they may appear in the first
issue of the Semi-Weekly as well as
in the Tuesday morning issue of the
Early Risers Will See Luna In The
Earth 8 Shadow.
The irst eclipse of the year will
occur njwet Saturday. This will be a
total exeupse ol the moon hut dwellers
in the yhtfed States will not have an
opportunity of witnessing the entire
event eying to the intrustion of old
Sol. The eclipse begins at 5:13 a. m.
and in fifty eight minutes will reach a
point where about three-tourttisol the
moon is enveloped in the shadow. The
sun rises in this part oi tne world at
6:26 a. m. and this will prevent the
total eclipse from being seen but by those
who rise early will have an excellent
opportunity of viewing a part ol the
phenomenon. I he next recurrence
t Mr i:Ji!'T will be on April I, lu31,
when it will a?ai,i be total. On April
6, this year, thrre will be a partial
ipe but th s will be entirely m-
Visitle to the eastern section of the
L'nited States.
Local basebajt fans were again dis
appointed yesterday afternoon when
ram prevented tne game which was
to have been played at Ghent Park
between the local high school team and
a team from Washington high school.
The visiting boys arrived in the city
on the previous day and on that day
the game was also postponed on ac
count of the inclement weather. The
same condition prevailed yesterday
and no attempt was made to play and
the visitors returned home last night.
This was to have been the first game
of the season and both teams were
greatly disappointed. However, they
will arrange for a game to be played
in the city during the next two or three
weeks but before . announcing
the exact date will have private con
s illation with the weather man and
team, if possible, what variety he wi
hand out at that time.
Richmond, Va., March 15. Thomas
W. McCrary, the young drug clerk
charged with the murder of little Rob
ert Lemasurier was disniiscd in the
police court.
Commonwealth's Attorney Folkes
stated that he could not convict the
young druggist of any degree of hom:
mm to be
Glen Burney Park To Be Ready
wot ine fuDitc By
June 1.
Car Line Will Also Be Constructed
During the Next Sixty '!
There will be something doing out
at Glen Burney Park in the very near
future. This park is owned by the
Eastern Carolina Fair Association anil
one of the directors of this organization
yesterday gave out the information
i . , s
What plans are now beine made for the
erection of a mammoth skatinir rink.
ten pin alley, dancing pavillion and
nuiiaings to nouse other amusements
and that work on these would begin
during the next few days.
This park is located near the Eastern
Carolina Fair Grounds and is ideally
situated, in fact it is a natural park.
Sect ions of it are densely wooded and
from the high banks on the river one
can see for miles up and down the wide
waters of the Neuse. Several visitors
have recently been carried to the site
and in expressing their opinion of the
place they have said that in their
belief there is not a more suitable place
in the entire State for a park, or recrea
tion grounds.
Arrangements are being made to
light the entire park with electricity
and hundreds of incandescant and arc
lights will be used in this work. The
work will be well under way by April
13 and the owners hope to have the
park in readiness for opening bv June 1.
l he directors have assured the public
that there will be ample means of
transportation. Within the next thirty
days a car line it is announced will be
constructed from the city to that point,
running through the new suburb which
is to be opened up in that section at
an early date.
1 he new suburban section, m the
belief of many, is destined to be one
of the most popular divisions opened
up in New Bern in past years and the
owners are expecting an unusual de
mand tor the lots, lhe streets alonV
which the car line will be operated will
be lighted with electricity. Whether
or not the cars will be of the storage
battery type or regulation trolley car
has not been definitely decided upon
at the present time.
A new bridge will be constructed
across Jack Smith's creek and the Na
tional Avenue road will connect with
Riverside drive, the road leadine to
Glen Burney Park, and plans for the
erection of this have already been made.
l he park will be open to the public
at all times and the citizens of New
Bern are assured of havine one of the
most complete rcccreation grounds in
the State.
New Bern Pastor Says Aliens De
serve Punishment.
Richmond, Va., March 15. Gover
nor Mann last night made public a let
ter which he received March 7th
from the Rev. Edward T. Carter, pas
tor of the Baptist Church at New
Bern, N. C.
1 he letter is in part as follows:
Hon. and Dear Sir: I have iust
earned that you have decided" that
the sentence imposed on Floyd Allen
and Claude Allen must be carried out.
Now that your decision has been
reached, I desire to say that I have
been acqauintcd with the Allen gang
for some time and most heartily con
cur in your decision. At the time
Sidna Allen was tried for counterfeit
ing in Greensboro, I was pastor of a
church in Mount Airy, and the day
he was acquitted i happened to re
turn to that place on the train with
"We engaged in conversation about
the trial and in response to a remark
made about the narrow escape he
had from the penitentiary sentence, he
' 'Yes, it was a mighty close call.
but it was a d n good thing for
the court that I was acquitted;'
1 asked him why ,and he said:
" 'Ml hrfithnrc irnrn in r,itrt anrl
if I had been convicted, Judge noyd
and Attorney Holton would have been
hot dead, for my brothers nd 1
have made an acrcement that not
one of us shall ever go to the peni
Wilson Women Not Perturbed By
Downpour, and Carry Their
Washington, March 14. Mrs. Woor-
row Wilson and her daughters spent
the afternoon downtown shopping in
the rain. Mrs. Wilson wore a tan rain
coat, with a small brown hat, trimmed
with a bright wing, and the Misses
Wilsons' raincoats were gray, and
they wore chic black straw walking
hats. They all carried umbrellas.
The party went from the White
House in the automobile to a IjcmiW
ttort, where autograph abums were
first purchased. Then, leaving their
automobile in front of the store, they
walked from store to store on V street
making further purchase.!. The steady
downpour did not appear Jo perturb
It was noticed that Several purchase
of candy and stationery were carried
instead of sent home. Few people rec
og nized them.

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