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NEW BERN. N. C, FRIDAY, MAY, 9 191$ SECOND SECTION
W BOND ISSUE CARRIED BY
JAMES CITY 13
ii mm IF SEVENTY-
y io pit
Three Wards Decisively For
The Measure and Two
Km OF ADVOCATES
OF BONDS PRONOUNCED
New Building Likely to be
on New Street Opposite
Old Methodist Church
The twenty-thousand dollar bond
issue for schools carried in yesterday's
election by the comfortable majority
of seventy-one votes. The vote for
bonds was 340, against bonds 269.
The First, Second and Third wards
carried the issue by substantial ma
jorities while in the Fourth and Fifth
wards the sentiment as indicated by
the vote was quite decidedly against
Advocates of the issue last night
were rejoiced at the outcome of then
election. It was what they expected
many of them said, though it is no
secret that some of the warmest advo
cates of the issue had been sufficiently
impressed by the amount of talking
that the opponents of the measure had
been doing to have serious doubts as
to the issue being approved by the
School People Active.
The activity of the friends of the
bond issue was much mote noticeable
than that of the opponents of the issue.
Some the more pronounced leaders of
the movement for the bonds were out
all day actively working for votes.
Some of the grades of the schools were
dismissed after recess and the pupils
of these grades speedily got tbusy in
the task of seeking to win supporters
for the school bonds.
The "antis" were less active by a good
deal than some had anticipated. It
is believed that not a few of them at
the least minute decided that they
' could not afford to vote against schools
and either didn't vote at all or went
to the polls and registered their de
cision in favor of the bond issue.
With the spreading of the news that
the issue had carried speculation be
came rife and as to what would be done
with the money. There was some in
.' quiry as to what proportion of the issue
will go to the colored schools. This
matter will be leit entirely to the Board
of Trustees of the schools. The colored
school is badly overcrowded and there
it no doubt that something will be
done to relieve thiscrowded condition.
Location of Building Discussed.
Th question was also asked as to
whether the Board of Trustees is com
mitted irrevocably to the plan of erect
ing the new building for the white
school children on the present school
campus. There is nothing to prevent
them from doing otherwise but it is
understood that the sentiment of the
board is overwhelmingly in favor of
auch a course. It has been calculated
that Avenue A is as near the campus
aa Union Point and that McCarthy's
tore is only a square away further; off
from the graded school buildings than
Union Point, so that it will be seen tha
the schools are centrally located and
i is believed that it will be some ycasJ
before the suburbs will have beenJ
sufficiently developed todemand schools
in their immediate vicinity.
The location on he prescn grounds
roost generally favored is on New street
and opposite the old Methodist church,
though there is some sentiment in
favor of building an annex to the Griffin
Memorial building rather than erecting
a new building on a different part of
the campus. A part of the proceeds
of the bonds wilt also be used in making
necessary repairs to the old buildings.
There was great interest in the out
come of the election. During the day
the Journal had a number of calls from
perso.ni who wanted to know how the
battle of the ballots was eoine and last
night there were many more calltrto
find out what the result was.
The Vote By Ward.
Total ...a. A..340..
Majority for bonds 71.
In addition to the bond issue election
held yesterday the recently nominated
Board of Aldermen was elected. This
B ard.is as follows:
First Ward: -Wm. Ellis and T. G.
Sasond Ward.- S. H. Scott and W
Tdrd Ward, J. B. Dawson and
T. W. MOORE IS DEFEATED FOR
CHIEF OF POLICE BY
W. R. HOPEWELL.
Rev. I. W. Rogers, pastor of the
Christian church in this city, but a
resident of Bridget on, is the new mayor
of Bridget on, having been elected yes
terday on an independent ticket over
the Democratic candidate, W. H.
T. W. Moore, the candidate named
in the Democraticvprimary for chief
of police, was defeated by W. R. Hope
well, the independent candidate.
C. A. Ryman, H. M. Bunting, G.
A. Gaskins, and C. H. Barrow were
elected members of the Board of
Bridgeton's politics are somewhat
mixed as the results of yesterday's
primary, indicates. Rev.. Mr. Rogers
was a candidate in the Democratic
primary, receiving the lowest vote of
the three candidates in the race, the
other two candidates in the race being
W. H. Whitford and T. W. Holton and
a second ballot being necessary to a
E. J. Bayliss was nominated, for
Mayor in the Democratic primary
a month ago, subsequently he
was appointed keeper of the jail and
moved his residence to New Bern,
this making it necessary to hold another
Democratic primary to put cut a
candidate for Mayor.
GHENT PARK WILL
BE OPEN SOON
CASINO RAPIDLY NEARING COM
PLETION AND AMUSE
The casino which is being constructed
at Ghent Park is rapidly nearing com-
peltion and the owners of the park
hope to have the place in readiness
for owning the park the latter part
of this month.
As stated in yesterday's Journal a
merry-go-round which will be one of
the amusements which will be found at
the park, has already arrived and is
new being placed in position. In ad
dition to this there will be several other
amusements placed in the park during
the next few days.
The two extra cars which will be
used by the New Bern Ghent Street
Railway Company on the park line
have been shipped from Cincinnati
and arc expected to arrive here Monday.
HAIL STORM AT POLLCCKS-
Reports from C, E. Foy's farm near
Polloksville last night stated that there
was a good-sized fall of hail there yes
terday afternoon. John Prichett, man
ager at the FoyFarm, in conversation
with a Journal reporter over the tele
phone, said that his yard was thinly
covered with hail. Some of the stones
he said were as large as marbles. He
said there was no damage, to the crops
from the hail as far as he had been able
A LITTLE CHILD DIES.
(Special to the Journal)
Polloksville, N. C. May 7. Robert
Calvin, the six months old child of
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Jones, who live
near this place, died on May 6. The
burial took place at the family burying
ground at Friendship. l M
J. W. Stewart, owner of the James
Hotel building, is having marble steps
placed in front of this structure and
in front of his own office and the Hill
Tailoring Company in the same build
ing. NEW BERN BANK AMENDS ITS
Raleigh, May 7. The Mutual Aid
Banking Company of New Bern ' yes
terday amended its charter so asjto
"I""1 vunain series oi stock, rl. W,
Thompson is president of this bank.
A. T. Dill.
Fourth Ward: T. F. McCarthy
ana j. o. unnson.
Fifth Ward: R. J. Disosway and
l n. aattertnwaithe.
Next friday night the new Board
or rvaermen will be inducted into
office and they will elect .the Mayor,
Chief of Police, City Tax Collector
and City Clerk and also appoint the
policeman and other city employes.
North State Life Insurance Conv
pany It Defendant In
ASSURED COMMITTED SUICIDE
Plaintiff Contents That Relatives
Of Deceased Are Entitled
A two weeks' term of Craven county
Superior Court for the hearing of ciyil
actions" only was convened in this
City yesterday morning with Judge O.
H. Allen of Kinston presiding.
The first and only case taken up
during the day was that of Whitford,
Administrator, vs. North State Life
Insurance Company. This is an action
to recover damages in the sum of fifteen
hundred dollars, said sum being a
benefit insurance policy on the life of
W. B. Burgess of Kinston. G. A. Whit
ford is the adminisrator of the Burgess
estate and the action is being brought
The insured committed suicide
within less than one year after taking
out the policy, this being one of the
main points and by the defense in
justification of the 'refusal to pay
The deceased left a widow and sev
eral small children who are now re
siding near Ernul in this county.
Guioh and Guion of this city are repre
senting the plaintiff and A. D. Ward
of this city and Rouse and Land of
Kinston are appearing in behalf of
the defendant companv. The case
is one which will require considerable
time for the taking of evidence and the
arguments and will in all probability
not be concluded before Wednesday.
GET THE CONTRACT
LOCAL FIRM WILL CONSTRUCT
THE PROPOSED FARM LIFE
The Board of Trustees of the pro
posed Craven County Farm Life school
met in this city yesterday morning at
the office of S. M-. Brinson, Superin
tendent of County Schools, for the
purpose of awarding the contract for
the erection of a school build ng and a
home for the principal. ' Dr. J. Y.
Joyner, State Superintendent of Public
Instruction, and Dr. J. E. Turlington,
who is to have charge of this school,
met with the Board and assisted in
awarding the contract.
There were nine bidders for this con
tract, the lowest, being $16,450, was
made by Blalock Brothers of this city
and after consideration and discusiion
the Trustees awarded the contract
for the work to this firm.
Yesterday afternoon Dr. Joyner,
Dr. Turlington and Mr. Brinson, ac
companied by the contractors, went
to Vanceboro and located the site of
the buildings and the work of con
struction will begin without any fur
ther delay. It is the intention of the
trustees to have the shcool in readiness
for opening-by September 1.
Body of T. R. Lane Taken To Cove
City For Burial.
The remains of T. R. Lane of Cove
City who died at Stewart's sanatorium
early yesterday morning after suffering
for several weeks with a complication
of diseases was taken to his home on
the morning train for interment.
Among those who went to Cove
City to attend the funeral were Sheriff
and Mrs. R. B. Lane, J H. Wethering
ton of Jasper, Emma Wetherington' of
Jasper, Miss Tucker, Vernon Blades,
Miss Mary Bryan, Samuel Lane and
The interment was made in the famil y
MOTHER'S DAY NEXT SUNDAY
Occasion Will Be Observed In Thous
ands Of Churches.
Next Sunday ,Msy 11, will be observ
ed all over the United States as "Moth
er's Day." On that day meetings will
be held In thousands of churches snd
other places to pay honor in various
-"Ways to the mothers.
This movement was first started
in 1906 and has grown more popular
every year since that time. It is the
custom to wear a white flower, a rose
or carnation, in observance of the oc
casion snd to let others know that tie
signMcnace of the day has not been
AGRICULTURISTS IN THAT SEC
TION MAKING HAY WHILE
THE SUN SHINES.
(Special to the Journal)
Stonewall, May 5. The farmers in
this section have been and are at the
present very busy "making hay while
the sun shines". The crops are in
fairly good condition and large ship
ments of peas and cabbage are each
day being made to the northern markets.
The quarterly meeting of the Metho
dist church held at this pbee on Thurs
day and Friday, last, was attended by
visitors from all parts of the county.
Rev. Dr. Underwood presided and his
two sermons were greatly enjoyed.
Miss Dora Hadder, who is attending
schpol at New Bern, is at home of ra
few days visiting her parents and friends
She will return tomorrow to resume her
Captain D. D. Lewis went to Croatan
on Thursday for the purpose of re
hearsing the recitation he is to make
at the school commencement to be
held there next Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Becton Hadder spent
Saturday night and Sunday with Mrs.
Madder's parents at Merritt.
Baird Woodard was among the busi
ness visitors in town last Friday.
Miss Pearl Johnson of Oriental spent
Saturday night and Sunday at the
Gatlin Hotel as the guest of Mrs. Pearl
Phillip Daniels of Whortonsville
was among th visitors in town Satur
day. Mr. and Mrs. Lea Hadder .Misses
Eleanor and Dora Hadder, Miss Norma
Casey and John Linton took a pleasant
trip down the river last Saturday night.
George Attmore, Jr., spent Satruday
night and Sunday in town with his
WEEK'S WEATHER FORECAST
Temperature Will Average Above
Normal In Eastern Region.
Washington, May 5. The official
weathers forecast for the week is:
The Distribution of atmospheric
pressure over the North American
continent and the adjacent oceans is
such as to indicate that during this
week the temperature will average
above normal over the plain States
and the Rocky Mountain and plateau
regions. The weather will be generally
fair and warm the first part of the week
n the Eastern State, followed by un
settled weather by Wcdnday and
local rains thereafter. There will be
frequent showers during the first half
( f the week in the Great central val
leys and the Southern States, while
generally fair weather will prevail
for some days over the plain states
and the Rocky Mountain and plateau
regions. There will be frosts the first
half of the week in the Northwestern
States, and' the plateau and Rocky
Looking More Prosperous And Lively
Each Passing Day.
(Special to the Journal
Arapahoe, May 6. Arapahoe is look
ing more prosperous and lively every
day now. Everybody is busy in spite
of the warm weather. We have a
Rev. John Meters of Wilson filled
his regular appointment at the First
Christian church last Sunday , May 4th,
He spent Sunday afternoon with Capt.
and Mrs. T. J. Hardy of Arlington
The entertainment give by the
Ladies' Aid Society of the First Chris
tian Church last Saturday evening
for the benefit of the new church build
ing was a complete success in every
way. The hall was crowded to its
capacity and every one seemed en
Arapahoe was the scene of another
marriage when Miss Rosa Willis,
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Alonzo
Willis became the bride of Mr. William
Banks. Saturday May 3rd, at the
home of the brides parents. It was
quite a surprise to their many friends
as they kept it a secret to the very
last minute. However, congratulations
were extended the young couple by
their young friends who wish them
joy and happiness.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bennett of New
Bern, are here visiting friends and
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Belangia. an !
family of New Bern are here vir' ing
friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Br" tt had
as their guests on Sunday c Misses
Ruth, Ethel and Dewe tinson and
Mr. Marion Brinson o aird's Creek.
Mr. Ed. Brinson kinston is here
visiting relativ . d friends.
Mr. Edgar S Vieaver left for New. I
Bern by w I i
a busir..' p.
Griggs iu h s aui
he boarded the 2
Think j Thirty-Seven Hundred
Dollars Not Sufficient
SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS ADDED
Sheriff To Pay Salary Of Two
Bailiffs And A Court
Craven county's Sheriff will in the
future receive a salalry of forty-three
hundred dollars per annum instead
of thirty-seven hundred, as formerly.
This was decided on yesterday by the
Craven county Board of Commissioners
at their regular monthly session. The
vote was not unanimous but a majority
were in favor of this action.
The last Legislature gave the Board
of Commissioners power to increase
the Sheriff's salary if they so desired.
However, this increase will not be such
a great gain for the Sheriff owing to
the fact that he will be compelled to
pay the salary to two bailiffs and a
court crier at each term of court. In
the past this bill has been paid by the
county and amounts to about, thirty
dollars for each term of Court.
A number of other important matters
were disposed of at this meeting of the
Board Dr. R. D. V. Jones put in his
resignation and Dr. N. M. Gibbs,
was appointed to fill that position.
Upon the request of Oscar A. Kafer,
treasuror of the New Bern Steam Fire
Engine Company, the Board refunded
the tax levied on the Johnny Jones
Carnival Company which exhibited
here.a few weeks ago under the auspices
of the fire company. Mr. Kafer's
request was put to a vote and the maj
ority of the members were in favor of
it on account of the fact that the tax
had been refunded to the Atlantic
Fire Company last year.
N. Arpen was appointed as bridge
tender on the Trent river bridge.
COVE CITY MAN DIES.
Passed Away At' Stewart's . ganU
torlum This Morning.
AC.... k :n r. i
. ii ii i Having lm M ill i'i . ' vi i.ii
weeks with a complication of diseases,
T. R. Lane of Cove City, died at
Stewart's sanitorium this morning at
Mr. Lane was brought here last
week for treatment but his condition
was such that but little hope was en
tertained for his recovery and despite
the efforts of the attending physicians
he slowly grew worse until death oc
The remains will be taken to Cove
City this morning for interment.
ORGANIZATION COMPOSED OF
Jacksonville, May 6. The Onslow
Guards Chapter, United Daughters
of the Confederacy, Jacksonville, N.
C, was organized yesterday afternoon
at 2 o'clock in the Court House at
Jacksonville, Mrs. W M. Creasy,
State Recorder of Crosses, and Mrs.
Richard Price, director of the district
both of Wilmington, were here to or
ganize the chapter and ""assist the
ladies of Jacksonville in the prelimi
naries. The meeting was a most enthusias
tic one. The organization of the chap
ter comes as a direct result of the
awarding of crosses of honor at Jack
sonville by members of the Cape Fear
Chapter last Fall. At that time the
ladies who came from Wilmington
ascertained that there were several
ladies here eligible to membership and
a movement was immediately started
to have a chapter formed. The chapter
begins with a membership of 20, 18
of whom were connected with the or
ganization before and two who will
have their memberships moved here
from another place.
Temporary officers were elected as
follows: President, Mrs. Walter Mur
rjl; vice president, Mjss Etta Free
man; recording secretary, Mrs. E. ii.
Cox; corresponding secretary, Miss
Clyde Marine; treasurer, Mrs. F. W.
Hargctt; registrar, Mrs. E. M. Koonce;
historian, Mrs. L. M. May; custodian,
Mrs. Robt. Collins. As soon as the
charter -4s received from the State
president the organization will be
The veterans of Onslow county met
also at the Court House in Jackson
ville yesterday and organized a camp.
Like the chapter of Daughters, the
camp starts off with a large member
The contract for the erection of the
People's Banks new home will be
awarded next Monday at noon. Bid
will be received until noon on Saturday
of this week. This buildins will be
located on Middle street iust ,
G. A. Whitford. Administrator Of
W. B. Burgess Is Defeated
In Novel Suit.
ASSURED COMMITTED SUICIDE
Policy Contained Clause Making
It Void Under Certain
After considering the evidence and
the arguments made by the attorneys,
the jury in the case of G. A. Whitford,
administrator of the estate of W. B.
Burgess of Kinston, vs. the North
State Life Insurance Company, which
had been in progress in Craven Su
perior Court since Monday morning,
yesterday returned a verdict in favor
of the defendant company.
The action was brought to force the
payment of fifteen hundred dollars,
the benefit from a life insurance policy
taken out by the deceased
The deceased committed suci-
cide less than a year after the policy
had been taken out and as it contained
a clause which stated that if the as
sured committed suicide within twelve
months after the policy had been issued
there would be no benefit paid the
jury decided in the r favor.
New Bern offers to North Carolina
a splendid example of what the side
walks should be in a city, Raleigh can
well take a leaf out of New Bern's note
book in putting its sidewalks into the
best possible shape. Raleigh News
LIST YOUR TAXFS DURING
THE MONTH OF MAY
A failure to list during May subjects
you to a double tax, and is also a mis
denvanor. Sec Machinery Ac , 1913.
Section No. 82.
The following list takers for the
different Townships will be at the places
stated below and dates named, to re
ceive you list. Place be on hand and
list your taxes according to law.
NOo. 1 TOWNSHIP
Ernul, Wednesday May 7.
G A. Whitford's, Thursday May 8.
Maple Cypress, Wednesday May 14.
Remainder of the month of May in
the town o Vanceboro.
H. C. BUTLER, List Taker.
No. 2 TOWNSHIP.
Zorah, C. B. Knox store, Thursday,
J. M. Willis, store, Friday, May 23.
Truitts School House, Saturday May
Saints Delight church, Wednesday,
Bridgcton, May 29, 30 and 31st.
NOAH T. FULCHER, List Taker
No. 3 TOWNSHIP.
Fort Barnwell, Saturday, May 3.
Dover, Thursday, May 8.
Cove City, Saturday, May 10.
Winter Green Church, Wednesday,
Lane's Chapel, Monday, May 19.
T. R. LANE, List Taker.
No. 5 TOWNSHIP.
Winthrop Mills, Truitt's Store, Wed
nesday, May 14.
James L. Taylor, Thursday, May 15.
W. L. Harriss, Friday, May 16.
J. S. Morton & Son Store, Saturday
Remainder of month at home at
W. C. WILLIAMS, List Taker
No. 6 TOWNSHIP.
Croa an, Saturday, May 3.
Lees Farm, Saturday, May 10.
Havelock, Saturday, May 17.
Cherry Point, Friday, May 23.
Hunters Farm, Saturday, May 24.
THOS. E. HAYWOOD, List Taker
No. 7 TOWNSHIP
Thurman's School House, Thursday
Foyg and Perry, Tuesday, May 13.
Jumes City School House, May 20.
21, and 22.
Riverdale School House, Tuesday,
All other days at my residence at
H. C. WOOD, List Taker.
No. 8 TOWNSHIP
Rhems, Saturday May 10.
Clarks, Tuesday, May 13.
Bellair, Thursday, May 15.
H. M. GROVES, List Taker.
Watsons Store on Washingten road
Frinay May 9.
Tuscarora, Tuesday May 13.
Jasper, Friday May 15.
E. , R. D-vis' store Saturday
E. W. Wadsworth's residence,
Tuesday May 20. Paint costing about tfmp'l gilhn. 'isLLfl
I H B WAP5WQRTH, List Taker I So'1 b)f Hard ws e C (Adv) -fll
So Say Law Abiding Citizens Of
That Town Who Want Con
ASK AID OF COMMISSIONERS
About Only Solution Of Prob
lem Is To Place Constable
The law abiding citizens of James
City arc very much opposed to the
present condition of lawlessness exist
ing there and want the county to take
some action to better this condition.
At the last meeting of the Craven
county Board of Commissioners which
was held on Monday, they asked that
something be done to improve tl is con
dition. According to statements made
to the Board, that little town is the
"dumping ground" of New Bern and
surrounding section and that many of
the inhabitants have not the least
regard for the law.
The Board took the matter under
consideration and will render some
decision at their next meeting. The
constable who has supervision of that
section resides quite a distance from the
town and consequently is not in a po
sition to see everything that is going
The chief complaint made was that
whiskey was being sold in the town and
that the men who purchased it, both
white and colored, usually "loaded up"
as soon as they got the liquor in their
possession and in the majority of cases
began to create disturbances a short
About the only solution that the
commissioners can see to this problem
is to place the constable at a point where
he will have direct supervision over the
STATES 10 WILL
CIRCULAR LETTER GIVES IN
FORMATION AS TO GETTYS
In view of the probability that a
number of Confederate veterans from
this section will attend the celebration
of the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle
of Gettysburg June 29-JuIy 6 at Gettsy-
burg, S. R. Street request the Journal
to make public the credential re
quirements. A circular letter rent out
by the commission which h making'
arrangements for the event states:
"To the end that this great reunion
may be enjoyed to the full by only
those for whom Pennsylvania and like
wise the national government and her
sister commonwealths, States and ter
ritories have intended and planned it,
e., the known veteran of the Civil
War, and only by him, Pennsylvania
and the national government, by the
officers there detailed for the purpose,
and before any entrance to or accom
modations in the great camp will be
allowed or given, will eaxct an
authentic credential from each and
every individual veteran showing him
such to be, which must either be his
honorable dischaarge, his pension cer
tificate or a certificate of service from
cither the Governor of his Eta c in
which he enlisted (or from the officer
the Governor designates) or, if he was
a regular, from the U. S. War De
partment, or, if he was a sailor or
member of the Marine Corps, from,
the U. S. Navy Department, or a certif
icate of identification from a com
mander of a post of the Grand Army
of the Republic, or from a commander
of a camp of the United Confederate
The State of Pennsylvania will pro
vide free entertainment for all veterans
whether of the North or the South
during the week of the celebration,
but it will not furnish transportation.
As reduced rates will be offered, the
cost of transportation will not be very
great and it is hoped that many South
ern veterans will attend the great
REDUCTION IN COST.
To paint the woodwork of a room
one coat with L. & M. Semi-Mixed Real
Paint Use 1 quart of paint made by
mixing 1 part of Turpentine with 2
parts of the L. & M. Semi-Mixed Real
Paint. This quart of pure Paint Will
The painters labor costs about 75
Total, co t - 41.11
Compare thi with the cost of ready
mixed paints. But for ou'.side painting
add 3 quarts of Linseed Oil to a gallon
of the I.. & M. Semi Mixed Ileal Paint,
This will make 13-4 gaikms ol the pt.ro