North Carolina Newspapers

No. 114
35t ' fEAR
Good -Sized Portion of Busi
ness Section Burned Yes
terday Afternoon
Damage Estimated at
From Fifty to Sixty Thou
sand Dollars
Beaufort has telephone service now.
Friday's Beaufort news says:
"Yesterday telephone service was in
augurated in this city by the Home
Telephone and Telegraph Co. Gen
eral Manrgcr F. C. Toplcman was here
to help get the service underway. Beau
fort now can boast of as good a tele
phone sjstem as is possessed by any
city in the state. Miss Norah Harrell
of Emporia, Va., and expert telephone
o.:er; t r, is here for a few weeks,
helping to get the system in good work
ing order."
D.-ods Conveying It To the United
States Government Formal
ly Executed.
Sale Marks Notable Event The
Realization Of the Efforts
Of Over a Century.
(By Long Distance Telephone.)
Fields, May 2. Fire which origi
nated in a restaurant located in the
business part of town completely de
stroyed a section of that part of La
Orange this afternoon and caused
damage which is estimated at be
tween fifty and sixty thousand dol
lars. The fire originated in a small
building in the middle of one of the
main business blocks and which was
occupied by a restaurant. Wheiw
first discovered the blaze could have
been extinguished and the disastrous
fire which followed might have been
averted. However, there was somi
delay and before the fire compa
arrived on the sceue, this buildinr
was in a mass of flames. From thi
building occupied by the restaurant
the flames sprang to an adjacent
structure which was used as a bar
ber shop and this was soon laid in
waste. From this building the blaze
swept into R. J. Creech's general
merchandise store, destroying that
and the following also: Mcwborn
Jewelry store, A. W. Kennedy's gro
cery store, Walter Wilson's grocery
store, three colored rests u rants', J.
P. .lovner's blacksmith Hliop, the
Norfolk Southern passenger station
and ticket office, Milton Hardy's gro
cery store. Across the street con
siderable damage was done to the
building of the Rouse Banking Com
pany, Barwick's grocery store aud
Wooten & Kinsey's furniture store.
The progress of the flames was
rapid owing to the fact that a high
wind was blowing at the time and
the merchants had but little time to
get any of the goods from their
places of business. However, they
succeeded in getting out some of the
goods and these were placed just
across the street, presumably at a
point where the flames could not
Two children" in two neighbor villages
Playing mad pranks along the healthy
leas, l
Two strangers meeting at a, festival;
Two lovers whispering by an orchard
wall; .
Two lives bound in one with golden
Two graves grass-green beside a gray
Wash'd with still rains and daisy-
Two children in one hamlet born and
So runs the round of life from hour to
hour. Tennvson.
Rapid Progress Eeing Made
Disposal Of Cases On
The Docket.
C. Cleve Found Guilty Of Re
tailing And Is Sentenced
To Jail.
There will be a big and sa le at Pol
lokrvillc on, May 15, an 1
fifty high class resitlcrce lots and
twenty-five business lots will be dis
posed of. This silc will be conducted
by the American Realty and Auction
Company of Greensboro, one of the
largest companies of its kind in the
State. There will be a big barbecue
In which everyone who attends will
participate and many valuablo prizes
will be given away. The property is
located on the west side of Main street
just oppoistc the new bank building.
The following is from the Watauga
Democrat, Boone, B. C, where the
reach' them, but sparks and burning Oxford Orphan Asylim Singing Class
embers were flying jn every direc
tion and within a short time the fire
had sprad to these and much of the
goods which had been taken from
(he burned buildings were also de
spent two weeks last yesr attended and
the annual Masonic picnic:
"The exercises of the day were opened
with prayer, followed with a song by
the Oxford O.phanage Singing Class,
which is composed of fourteen as bright,
The eastbound train in charge of attractive and highly cultured boys and
Conductor William Hlnnant and En
gineer Jack Neal arrived at LaGrange
before the fire had gained good
hoadway and the train crew at once
began to save the Norfolk Southern
Railway Company's property. Fif
teen box cars were pulled, oat of
danger an the contents of the pas
senger depot were taken on the
train together with much of the
freight in the warehouse and carri
ed to Falling Creek. The passenger
station owned by the Norfolk South
ern Railway Company was burned
to the ground. Several times the
freight warehouse ignited from the
flying embers but each time the
blase was extinguished.
There was scarcity of water and
the small Are company assisted by
the cltisens and the train crew se
cured much of the water from the
tender of the locomotive attached to
the eastbound train. This was used
In naiitinc the fire near the depot ,
and which could be reached with the
short lengths of hose.
The Harper Hotel is located ad
jacent, to the buildings destroyed by
lire and it was thought several times
that this would be destroyed but
fireproof shutters have recently been
placed on this building and they sav
ed it from destruction. The tele
phone exchange was located in this
hiiniin but all the wires were
burned down and tonight the town
has no communication with the out
aide world.
The last disastrous fire occurred
Just across the street fiorn the one
which took place this afternoon. On
that site several new brick buildings.
including the bank have been eject
nA In these structures, so fierce
was the heat from the burning build
Inn. the big plate glass wlndowB
were cracked and several times H
was thought tint In spite of all that
could be done the fire would extend
to that side of the street but fort n
natrly this did not occur.
Spaiks and burning embers were
carried over the entire town b: the
girls as you could wish to see, who si e l
lustre upon the great Institution they
"At 2:30 the children gave a concert
in the court house and every available
seat on the floor and galliry was oc
c-jpied, and it is the general con
sensus of opinion that it was the finest
treat our people have had in a long
The class will give a concert here
next Thursday night under the aus
pices of the local Masonic fraternity
and a large attendance is bespoken
by that fraternity.
Miss Louise Hcrndon has returned
from Cartersville, Ga., where. she as
sisted Rev. J. B. Phillips in the singing
and other details of a very successful
revival meeting. From Cartersville
Mr. Phillips went on to Macon, Ga.
where at the church of which he wag
formerly pastor he now is holding a
revival. He will b : out of the city sev
eral weeks longer.
high wind and many persons living
in the vlc'.nity of the blazo moved
their effects out of their homes, ex
pecting that the entire town would Baj,j w;thout the risk of invidious din
be destroyed and according to the 1 tinction that Senator F. M. Simmons
Norfolk, May 1. Deeds conveyirg
to the United States government the
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, a
seciion of the intra-coastal waterway,
were executed last night and Colonel
E. E. Winslow, U. S. A. engineer in
charge of this district, announced that
commencing today the canal is a tree
The price paid by the government
was $500,000 and that sum was turned
over to the Albemarle and Chesapeake
Canal Company last night when the
conveyance of the property was form
ally consummated and the deeds were
filed for record. Colonel Winsldw,
through whom the transfer to the
government was effected, stated last
night that it is the purpose of the gov
ernment to proceed immediately with
preparation for beginning the improve
ments contemplated in the plans adopt
ed for the Norfolk-Beaufort link of
the inland watercourse. Si rvcys arc
even now in oroeress. he said, and
it is the desire of the government to
have some of the work under contract
before the end of the current year.
The appropriation available for the
scctfon of the waterway, between Nor
folk and Albemarle Sound is $800,000.
In accoradnce with act of Congress
providing for completion of the Norfolk-Beaufort
link, some ol the appro
priation was available prior to the trans
fer of the Albcrmarlc and Chescpcake
Canal to the government.
Washington, D. C, May 1. After
having received a telegram trom Col
onel E. E. Winslow, army engineer in
charge of the Norfolk district, . Repre
sentative John H. Small of North
Carolina made the following statement:
"Today there will be consummated
the purchase of the Chesapeake and
Albemarle canal property by the gov
ernment of the United States and
forthwith this canal will become a free
canal and dedicated to commerce. This
canal is a part of the route of the in
land waterway from Norfolk, Va., to
Beaufort inlet, North Carolina. It con
nects Elizabeth river on wnicn Nor
folk is located with Albcmailc sound
in North Carolina.
. "This is really a notable event. It
marks the realization of the efforts ol
more than a century. There are about
sixteen hundred miles ot navigatne
river in North Craolina, exclud
ing the Cape Fear, which empties
into the inland sounds. There are no
navigable outlets from these rivers to
the ocean except at Beaufort inlet, and
as northbound commerce from that in
let must pass Cape Hattcras, this com
merce is in reality denied access to
northern points. The fathers, even be
fore the beginning of the last century,
appreciated this condition and the
States of North Carolina and Virginia
through private capital authorized the
construction of whai was known as
the Dismal Swamp canal. Later the
Albemarle and Chesapeake canal was
constructed, also largely by private
capital. The exaction of tolls and in
adequate facilities induced shippers
and public spirited citizens many years
ago to begin an agitation for a water
way free to all commerce. A number
of men in former ycarB most of them
now dead, waged an active propaganda
for this subject; among the most not
able of whom was Commodore Mar
shall Parks of Norfolk.
"Being familiar with these condi
tions, I resolved when first elected to
Congress in 1898 that I would devote
my efforts to the consummation of this
most important work, and in an humble
way have persistently followed that
resolution. The delegations in Con
gress from North Carolina and Vir
ginia have co-operated, but it can be
Rapid progress is being made in
the disposal of the cases on the docket
of Federal Court which is iff-session
here this week and in all probability
the term will come to an end this afternoon.
Yesterday was a busy day for all
connected with the, court and although
not such a large number of cases were
disDOsed of. there was not an idle
moment during the day, Unlike th
previous day when many of the de
fendants either submitted to the charge
or appeared" without attorneys to
represent them, the majority of those
before the bar of justice yesterday were
renrcsented bv leeal talent and the
taking of evdiencc and the argument
consumed some time.
A session of Federal Court always
attracts considerable attention and at
all times the court room is crowded
with spectators, some who have friends
or relatives on trial and, who are on
the qui vive while other arc present
merely to hear and see what is gcing
on. it is inaeea a cosmopolitan crowu
that one will find there, white citizens
and colored people are seen and ihere
is no discrimination in the nationalities.
On one scat may be found a son of
sunny Italy while on another one will
see a placid-looking C hinamen. How
ever, all are interes ed and the strict
est attention is paid to the proceedings.
During yesterday the following cases
were disposed ol :
Braddock Hansley of Onslow county
pleaded guilty to a charge of retailing
but owing to the physical condition
of the defendant who is afflicted with
palsy, Judge Connor suspended judg
ment and dismissed the case
R. C. Cleve who lives near Yancc
boro was found guilty of retailing and
was sentenced to four months jn jai
and fined one hundreirdollars and also
taxed with the costs of the case. This
defendant had three attorneys exerting
everv effort to clear their client but
their work proved of no avail.
E. W. Rogers of Wayne county
entered a plea of guil.y in a charg
retailing and was sentenced to serve
four months in iail. taxed with the
costs of the case and fined one hundrci
dollars .
Champ Benton of Craven county
and Will Tew of Goldsboro, Wayne
county, were tried on a charge of r
tailing but the evidence was not suffi
cient to convict and the juries returns
a verdict of not guilty in each case.
Rob ones of Lenoir county was
found guilty of retailing and sentence
iO serve four, months in jail, taxed wit
the costs of the case and lined one
hundred dollars.
(Special to the "Journal.)
Oriental, May 2. The governmen
3urvey boat, Hydrographer, is now i:
this port surveying and mapping ou
a new navigation chart. Captaii
Whitney is in command of this boa
ant, he is conducting the work in i
thoroughly systematic manner. Thi
boat will probably remain here foi
several weeks.
The truck growers in and arount
Oriental are making large shipment:
of cabbage and peas to the northeri
markets just at this time. The north
ern commission merchants are pay
'ng a good price for this variety o
produce and the local growers wil
Drobably make some money on tin
shipments they arc making.
Captain Dryden of the Department
ot Navigation at Washington, D. C.
was among the visitors in town this
week. Captain Dryden is on boan
the motor boat Taragon and is in
specting the motor craTTIn the wa
ters of eastern North Carolina anC
seeing that the owners obev. the navi
ggation laws. '
Work on the new Methodist church
still in progress and rapid pro-
cress is ueing maae oy me carpen
ters. Tiio congregation hope to bt
ble to move into the new edifice bj
the latter part of next month.
A forco of laborers are now en-
aged In tearing down the local
plant of the John L. Ttoper Lumbei
lompany. This company ceased tc
operate this plant a few months age
and arc moving the machinery, etc.
to their plant at New Bern.
John Gibson, who is connected
with A. W. Haskins in the mercantile
business, SDcnt yesterday in New
Bern attending to business matters.
The busineess sction of New Bern
and parts of the principal streets will
lie illuminated with the arches this
week in honor of the visiting ladies who
.-in h,c in attendance at the meeting of
the North Carolina Federation of Wo-
n an's Clubs. The North Carolina
lruggists will meet here on June 11
for a three days' session and the arches
will also be used for illumination pur
poses on that occasion.
. m
Much Interest Being Maniiesieu
In Approaching Event
By Local Voters.
Many In Favor of Issue wntie
Others Are Trying To De
feat It.
A singular error that is made in
:Onnection with the proposed bond
issue for schools is to regard supposed
nist.ikes in the Dolicv of the Board
if Trustees or Jhe superintendent as next Tuesday, May 6, is one of the elicit
ihowing that there is-not any need for topics of conversation in New Bern
nore room. The mistakes in manage- jugt at the pre3en't time. O.i that day
ineni u mere are any win nut uc tui- , , . . ..... ,...,-
..... . the voters of this city will determine
rcctcd as a - result ol deleating tn.
ond issue. They will stand just as
The election which will be held on
he voters of this city
whether or not there will be an issi
;ood a chance to be corrected, if there of city bonds in the amount of twenty -
ire any, if the bond issue does not
carry. If the schools are not being
:onducted in the most approved style,
i he thing to do is to get the necessary
changes in management made. To
force the children to continue studying
in crowded and unsanitary rooms would
e the strangest way imaginable of
iltcring the policy of the school management.
Two matters are agitating the peo
ple of New Bern at the present time.
They are education and sanitation
It's a sign of a live town to have those
matters hotly debated. Good is sun
to come of the discussion that has been
rife in this town in the last few days
Let us keep right on talking about thi
problems cf the city, everybody keep
ing cool and approaching these: hc
and important questions in a tolerant
A failure to list during May subjects
you to a double tax, and is also a mis
demeanor. Sec Machinery Ac
Section No. 82.
housand dollars to be used in the im
provement of the facilities of the public
On almost every corner in the busine
section of the city and in all the pubt"" -
places can be found groups of men di"-
cusing this proposed bond issue. Man"
predict that the bonds will not carr-'
while otkers are sure that '.he voters
will rally to the aid of the schools and
vote for the bond issue.
Not before in some time has so much
merest been manifested in an election.
The recent primary for the nomination
jf the city officers, who will also be
lectcd next Tuesday, was a tame
iffair in comparison with the proposed
bond election. Expccially during the
past few days has so much interest
hrrn manifested. Not Onlv are the
rien discussiug the bond iss'jc but the
ladies and children are equally intcrest-
d and it is one of the chief top cs of
onveration with them.
Those in favor of the bonds being
issued are doing all within their power
to bring about this result. One can
hardly turn around down in the busi
ness section of the city without casting
their eyes upon some inscription urging
them to vote for the bonds. Those
opposed to the bonds being issued are
, . , . . i
The following list takers for the equally active ami me sirceis a..u
places are UDerany suppneu wmi meir
However the result of the election
cannot be lorecastcd to a ccrtannty
and the result will not be known until
after the votes are counted Tuesday
Don't fear that you cant get any
thing made in New Bern. INight be
fore last a part was broken on the
s on Monotype caster, the machine
which casts the body tpyc used in the
Journal each morning. It was a very'
delicate part, made of the highcsls
tempered steel, and the management
feared that such a part' could not be
made in New Bern. But it was a snap
for the skillful machinists ot ifavcn
Foundry and Machinery Company.
"That's easy , said Superintendent
Walter Brinson of the shops when a
Journal man showed him the broken
nart. In due time the part, looking
better and stronger than the old one.
was forthcoming, in its place and work
ing as smoothly as if nothing had ever
You will have to hand it to the New
Bern machine shops for being well
advanced in their line of work. There
are probably only a few places in the f Nnrih Carolina where such
a piece of work could have been done
different Townships will be at the places
stated below and da'.es named, to re
ceive you list. Place be on hand and
list your taxes according to law
Ernu, Wednesday May 7.
G. A. Whitford's, Thursday May 8.
Maple Cypress, Wednesday May 14.
Remainder of tl c month of May in
the town o Vantcboro.
H. C. BUTLER, List Taker
Zorah, C. B. Knox store, Thursday,
May 22.
J. M. Willis, store, Friday, May 23.
Truitts School House, Saturday May
Saints Delight church, Wednesday,
May 28.
Bridgcton, May 29, 30 and 31st.
Beginning tomorrow night the din
ing room of the Hotel James will be in
service and the patrons of the house
will not be compelled to secu e their
meals at cafes and boarding houses.
The dining room service was discon
tinued several weeks ago and since that
time the house has been taken over by
a new management and they have de-
NOAH T. FULCHER, List Taker cidcd t0 reoPen k-
Fort Barnwell, Saturday, May 3
Dover, Thursday, May 8.
I nvo Citv. Saturday. Mav 10.
Winter Green Church, Wednesday, Thc Board of Trustees of the Craven
May 14, . County harm i.ilc scnooi win meet
Lane's Chapel, Monday, May 19. in tlrc office ol S. M. Brison, supcrin-
T. R. LANE, List Taker, tendent of the public schools of the
county tomorrow morning at 10 o clock
No. 5 TOWNSHIP. for the purpose of awarding the con-
Winthrop Mills, Truitt's Store, Wed- tract for the erection of the Farm Life
nesdav. Mav 14. School and other buildings. Ur. J.
James L. Taylor, Thursday, May 15. Y. Joyncr, State Superintendent ol
W. L. Harriss, Friday, May 16. Publi-c instruction, will meet with tne
I. S. Morton & Son Store, Saturday Hoard as will Ur. J. E. lurlington,
statement of an eye w lines, pande
monium reigned supreme for more
than two hours.
At the Norfolk Southern Railway
Company's depot the agent and the
crew of the eastbound train, which
remained there for more than an
hour, succeeded In romoving the
greater part of the furnishings, fix
tures, etc., and but few of .the tick
ets, records or books were lost. This
Is the third time that this, company
St. Louis Mayl. If William
Byran, Secretary of Stale, is a candidat
of the Presidency, to succeed Wilson,
nothing in the world can itop him from
being elected, according to senator
James E. Martin, of New Jersey,' who
came here as a member of the Con
gressional delegation Irom "Washii gton
Patient Suffering From Aphasia
Fpur Years Formerly In Navy.
St. Paul, Minn., May 1. That the
mysterious "Richard Rowc,, who for
nearly four years has been in the hospi
t ,i UiL tiiaano at Rochester. Minn.,
unable to tell his name or identity, is
of North Carolina, has been peculiarly
effective by reason of his membership
on the cSenate committee on com
merce. "The entire waterway from Norfolk
to Beaufort it to have a minimum
depth of twelve feet, which will in
volve the deepening and widing not
only of the land cuts of the Albe
marle and Chesapeake Canal, but of the
natural Vaterways along the route.
"After the purchase of the Albemarle
to attend the dedication ol me jci.crsc n inteligiu,, man is the statement
memorial. ' Hf ( j. Swednoen and Ralph W.
"Bryan will be the logical candidate ', u ,K,(.1( Illcli(l,rs the State Board
he said, "People have come to know ( unlrol who rctlirncd from Roch-
and to understand him better, rco-1 (wlay "Rocy rase is to be
pic think that he has become more wit he Navy Department
stable in. his views, struck an cquili-j.n gn ,ttcmp t0 discover the man's
brium, as it were, inc luci is, ni.
Bryan is just as radical today as he
Oast two months, the depot at Dover
being destroyed a few weeks ago and
a freight warehouse . at Ooldsboro
being a prey to flames a few days
The damage Is covered by some In
surance, just how much Is not
known, but the actual loss will In
all probability be me re than twenty
five thousand dollars.
has been a victim of Are during the and Chesapeake Canal there will be
available $800,000 ior continuing tne
work of improvement during the com
ing fiscal year. It is estimated that
ubout, fou( years from this date will
be requested to complete the entire
length from Norfolk to Beaufort, at a
total cost, of $5,400,000.
It's b
uman to attempt sh fting the
was 2;0 years ago, but the people have
grown up to him."
He said that the fight on the tariff
bill which is now being debated in the
House of Representatives undoubtedly
would keep the Senate in session all
summer, and probably . there would
not be a recess until next October.
n " "
A coldred boy employed as pprter
at the Standard Shoe Store and who at
the time was riding a bicycle, collided
with an automobile on Broad street
last night. The rider was thrown from
the wheel but fortunately wa- not in
juwl wf. The bio-U- wa, somewlia.
"I asked the man to write his name",
said Mr. Swendsen, "and he put down
the initials 'J. O. B.' He also was able
to write the date he left San Francisco.
May 27, 1907, to return to his position
in the navy at Annapolis. Although
oartlv paralyzed, he is able to walk
about and, despite his inability to
speak or express himself, he seems to
be rational in every way and looks like
an intelligent man."
The Stale has interested itself also
in the attempt to identify the man.
Mr. Swendsen declared that the man
had been examined by expert physicians
but no pressure sufficient to cause lass
of sDcoch or memory was found on
May 17.
Remainder of month at home at
North Harlowc.
W. C. WILLIAMS, List Taker
Croa an, Saturday, May 3.
I.ecs Farm, Saturday, May 10.
Havelock, Saturday, May 17.
Cherry Point, Friday, May 23.
Hunters Farm, Saturday, May 24.
THOS! E. HAYWOOD, List Taker
Thurman's School House, Thursday
Mtav 8.
Fovs and Perrys, Tuesday, May 13
James City School House, May 20
21. and 22.
Rivcrdale School House, Tuesday,
May 27.
All other days at my residence at
H. C. WOOD, List Taker.
who is to have charge of the school.
May 5 1913
(Quotations furnished by G. W. Ty
lor & Sou.)
Middling 11 1-2 cents
Strict Middling, 11 5-8
Good Middling, 11 3-4 " .
(Quotations furnished by Coast Ltae
Meat Market).
Chickens Grown, pair 60-80
Chickens Half-grown pair 40-70
Geese, per pair $1.25-$1.S3
Ducks. p?r pair 50 1.00
Eggs, per doz..
Rhcms, Saturday May 10.
Clarks, Tuesday, May 13.
Bcllair, Thursday, May 15.
H. M. GROVES, List Taker.
Hams, oountry, smoked, lb
Beeswax, lb
.16 to 1
16 tol7
he br mi.
Watsons fetce on Washington road
Frinay May 9.
Tiiscarora, Tuisda May 13.
latDcr. Friday May 15. v.
E. Z. R. Davis' store Saturday
May 21
T.m W. Wadsworth's residence,
Tuesday May 20.
H. P WAPSWORTH, Lk)t Taker
Hogs, dressed, lb 10-10 Ul
Beef, dressed, lb f9
Hldee-G. S., lb
Green, lb
Dry Flint, lb 12-14
Dry Salt, lb 10-11
(Quotations by New Bern Prodo
Irish note toes new crop 12.50
Sweat ootatoes, bushel
Rutabaga, hundred
Collards head,
Turnip bunch,
Cabbsge, barrel
Spinach, boikrt,
11.00 totMi
h "cnvlronmtnt" or "heredity"
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