North Carolina Newspapers

35th AR
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English Knights Establish a
Precedent For Quick
Tour Of Capital.
Claud Glbbs Colored lying at
Point of Death As Result
Of Wound.
Appropriate Exercises At Masonic
Opera House Yesterday
Government Considering Locating
Such A Place In Or Near
New Bern.
Modern School Building With
Modern Equipment Wanted
In No. 7 Township.
So It Seema From Series Of In
cidents Occurring Yes
terday. Pupils In New Bern Public School
Getting In Readiness
For Finals.
The Inevitable Woman In The
- Case Was The Cause Of
The Affair.
As a culmination of a feeling of jeal
ousy which has existed between the
two men, for sometime, Claude Gibbs,
colored, had his throat cut from ear
to ear yesterday afternoon by Henry
Spencer, also colored, and is lying at
the point of death while the local po
lice are making every effort to capture
his assailant.
The affair took place at-'the home
of Lavinia Jefferson, No. 7 Green street,
shortly after 2":30 o'clock. According
to tfie statement of the Jefferson
wqman, Gibbs was asleep on a couch
in her home when Spencer came in.
Seeing the sleeping man, Spencer drew
a knife or some other sharp instrument
from his packet and slashed the other's
throat. . '
Immediately after this Spencer ran
from the house aid although seen sev
eral times after this, the police failed
to locate him and it is believed that he
walked through the country to some
,of the nearby towns and boarded a
freight train.
Gibbs' condition is critical and the
attending physician has but little hope
for his recovery. The weapon narrowly
missed the jugular vein and the wound
is a horrible one.
The authorities in all the nearby
towns have b ;en asked to keep a watch
for the fugitive and the police hope
to have him behind the bars within a
day or two. ,
VOTE 231 T0 139
fSnedal to thelournan
Washington, D. C, May 8.-Amid
a great demonstration by the Demo
crats of the House of Representatives
and the throngs of onlookers in the
galleries the House this afternoon
evening at 6:15 o'clodc passed the bill
revising the tariff downward by the.
vote of 231 to 139.
The bill passed practically as it
came from the Ways and Means
Committee with free wool, free sugar
in three years, income tax, free meat,
free flour and sweeping reductions in
livestock and manufactured articles,
Champions of the bill predict that
within two months the bill will have
been approved by the Senate and sign
ed by the President making it the law
of the land.
The Senate Finance Committee has
becjt considering the bill informally
for a month. Senator Simmons of
North Carolina, chairman, divided
his committee into three sections and
these sub-committees have been study
ing the various schedules and sections
of the measure so as to be able to re
port to the full committee with recom
mendations as soon as passible.
Church Cobb, colored, of Dover
was brought to this city yesterday and
placed in the Craven co unty jail. Cobb
is mentally deranged and he will be
held here until arrangements can be
made to,get him in the insane aslyum
at Goldsboro. About two years ago
he1 was in a mill accident and was badly
injured and sioee 1 1 at time he has
shown numerous evidence) of lunacy.
Paint your Kitchen
Paint your kitchen walls ajjd wood
work white above the wainscoating.
It keeps soiled hands away. Its
cheerful brightness is always inviting
One quart of Turpentine added to one
half gallon of L. and M. Sh mi Mixed
Real Paint makes 3 quarts of the
highest grade of pure paint, and it is
enough to aim a kitchen and two
more rooms. For outside painting the
very highest grads of long life paint,
is made by adding three quarts oi
pure Linseed Oil co each one, gallon
of L. and M. Semi-Mixed Real Paint.
Sold by.
Amazed At Ease With Which They
Were Admitted To Presence
Of Noted Men.
Washington May 10. Two English
Knights came to Washington yesterday
interviewed President Wilson and other
public man visited most of the pro
minent show places in town without
the aid of a rubberneck wagon and went
to New York in the afternoon very
welL. sat isfied with having established
a record for hustle that could not be
exceeded by the most strennous sight
seeing American. They werchere eight
The visitors were Sir William Tre
loar Bart who was Lord Mayor of
London in 1907 and Col. Sir William
Dunn who is to be L6rd Mayor in
1916. They are members of the dele
gation of Englishmen who came to
tfiis ,country to make arragnements
for the celebration of 100 years of peace
between the two great English-speaking
nations and felt that it would be all
wrong to return to the old country with
out havingseen the capitol of the United
Arriving at the Union Station 'early
in the morning they started out im
mediately after breakfast and- in the
course of the day 'visited the White
House the Captiql the Library of
Congress and the Washington Monu
ment and were received by President
Wilson Vice-President Marshall
Speaker Clark Secretary of State
Bryan Secretary of War Garrison and
Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood.
What amazed the two Sir Williams
was the ease with which they obtained
admittance to the presence of the dis
tinguished men whom they sought.
It surprised -them to find such real
democracy in Washington even after
all they had heard. They expressed their
opinion that it would take about foiir
months to arrange to see in London
persons of rank equal to those.upon
whom they called.
The visitors were impressed par
ticularly with. President Wilson Sec
retary Bryan and Speaker Clark and
said they thought General Wood was
"a fine man". , I
Their conversation with the Presi
dent consumed only a few mintues
Mr. Wilson asked them about the
purpose of their visit to America and
Pold em he had, alway been a close
student of English affairs.
Washington, May 9. "One of the ad
verse factors Uiat are retarding the pre
vention of the white plague," was the
characterization applied to Dr. F. F
Friedmann's tuberculosis vacefne by
President Homer Folks in his opening
address at the meeting of the National
Association for the Study and Pre
vention of Tuberculosis.
"Nothing like the series of events",
said the spcafcer, "which followed the
announcement of the Freidmann cure
In Berlin has hitherto occurrerl in the
tuberculosis campaign. Onl those
who have been engaged from day to
day. in inducing State and local autho
rities to appropriate funds can ap
preciate how vastly more difficult this
task has been made in the last few
months by the extremely effective press
agents of Dr. Friedmaon. Thus far
it has not been evident to me as a lay
man that any of those who have to
do with, the subject in this country
have won much credit.
"When the Friedmaftn "cure' has
taken its legitimate place and, perchance
has been forgotten, we shall remember
those processions coming from every-
where whom the announcement
the 'cure' summoned to our vision.'
Owing to the fact that a barge be
came stuck in the draw over the Albe
marle and Chesapeake canal yesterday
n ornlng the eastbound train from Nor
folk was forced, to return to that city
and prcceed by way of Suffolk. This
threw all the trains on this division
;t here until
Beautiful Flowers Placed On
Graves Of The Confederate
Dead. -- ,
Yesterday Memorial bay was fit
tingly observed in New Bern by the
usual exercises which characterize this
occasion. The exercises began at the
Masonic Opera House and were later
concluded at beautiful Gedar Grove
Cemetery the city of the dead, where
many brave Confederate soldiers are
awaiting the last roll call.
The stage at the Masonic Opera
House had been filled with chairs and
on these were seated the members of
the New Bern Chapter Daughters of
the Confederacy and the gentlemen
who were to participate in the program.
The exercises were opened by a
beautiful prayer by Rev. J. B. Hurley
and at the conclusion of this the Daugh
ters sand" I Would Not Live Always".
Lemuel S. Wood was in charge of
the exercises and in a short but very
appropriate speech he introduced the
speaker of the occassion Hon. Charles
R. Thomas.
Mr. Thomas Speaks.
In opening his address Mr. Thomas
said: ,
"Daughters of the Confederacy Con
federate Veterans Ladies and Gentle-
I esteem it an honor to speak to you
upon this Memorial Day: first of all
and chiefly, of course because this is
the anniversary upon which we com
memorate the deeds of valor of the
sons of the South who gave up their
lives for their section of the couutry in
a war which involved the preservation
of the rights reserved to the states in
the Constitution. I am glad also to
speak to you today because I know
from history and he records of the
war, that some of the most gallant
soldiers of the Confederate army who
served long and faithfully in the war
between the States were titzens of
Craven county and this section of
North Carolina and I desire with
you to-day to do them honor as well
as to hortor 11 the heroes of the Con
federacy living or dead."
Continuing he told in a graphic
manner of the valor of the soldiers of
the South and to the devotion of the
Southern women. He referred brief
ly to the story of those four long years
when oftentimes amid disaster and de
feat the indomitable spirit of the South-f
refused to surrender and sent fresh
thousands of her sons to die upon the
himdresd of battlefields for a cause
which was lost and in conclusion spoke
of the new South and its marvelous
The speaker said that the Southern
men were not outclassed in fighting
during the war between the States but
that they were simplly overpowered.
He said:
The South Overpowered.
"I do not say Confederate Veterans
that the result of the war would ever
have been different from what it was,
but I do say that the result was not
due to any lack of courage or skill on
the part of Southern soldiers or their
officers, but to the overwhelming odds
against them. I do assert that the
cause for which you fought was just,
under the Constitution, and that you
were overpowered by numbers. Never
in all the tide of time has such a bloody
war been waged. Out of about one
half million Confederate soldiers more
than two hundred thousand gave up
their lives for the cause of the South
and it is a well known fact that when
the war came to a close there were only
about one hundred thousand Con
federate soldiers while in the Northern
army there were more than one million
Fighting against such tremendous odds,
ten to one, it was impossible for the
South to succeed, but never in the his
tory of the world has such splendid
courage been exhibited or such magni
ficent generalship been seen.
Special stress was laid by the speaker
upon the part that North 'Carolina
took in the conflict. 'North Carolina",
he said "would never have surrendered
but would have fought until the last
man was down1 but she was only opey-
ing orders of the commanding gen
eral. North Carolina has always been
for peace but m war she has been fore
most and in the civil war she "We off
the palms. "
In a striking manner he portrayed
the condition of the South at the close
of the war telling of the scenes which
confronted them as they mlrchod
sadly homeward after the surrender at
Anoomatox. "Fair cities" said the
speaker, "like Columbia and Atlanta
and numerous other towns and villages
had been licked by the flaming tongues
of war and nought but ruin remained.
Yet t hrse .Sou
ing families ai
Would Be Of Great B.neflt To
This Section In Num
erous Ways. ,
There is every probability that at
an early date the government will
establish a fish hatchery in or near
New Bern. feg
During the past few years a great
part of the fish hatched at the govern
ment hatchery located at Edenton
has been brought to New Berii and
vicinity. During the past two weeks
nearly a million white shad "fry"
have been brought from thatjjlace and
"planted" in the waters in thi section.
W. H. Ramseur.of Beaufort, who is
connected with the hatchery at Edenton
was among the visitors in the city
Thursday and he gave out the informa
tion that it is understood by the men
at the Edenton station that a new
hatchery will be placed in this vicinity.
Each year millions of fish are placed
in the waters of Neuse, Trent and New
rivers and as conditions exist at pre
sent, it is neceassry to transport these
fish quite a distance before they can
be "planted. "With a hatchery in or
near New Bern this condition would be
mm m
Who Delivered the U. niorial - Day
Address at the Masoraic Opera House
Yesterday Afternoon.
In conclusion the speaker told of the
new South the South which today is
one of the foremost sections in these
vast United States and which is each
day growing in wealth and influence.
He predicted greater achievements in
the future than in the past and said
that it would probably be only a mat
ter of a few years before $Je South
would be one of the greatest sections
in the world.
Mr. Thomas' address was listened
to with intense interest by the many
who were present and at times his
magnetic influence and spl endid orat
ory caused many an eye to be damp
with tears.
Crosses of Hcnor Presented
After the singkg by the Daughters
Of the Confederacy of that inspiring
hymn- "Nearer My God to Thee
Hon. S. M. Brinson read the rules for
the presentation of crosses of honor
to Confederate Veterans, Daughters
of the Confederacy and Sons of Veterans
Miss Mary Lou Nixon than read a
touching poem entitled "Veterans"
Crosses of Honor" after which Miss
Dita Roberts, President of the New
Bern Chapter of the Daughters of the
Confederacy, presented crosses of honor
to the following persons; John S. Caton,
H. P. Dixon Silas Kulcher T. F. Har
gett JoSpeh F. May- J. C. Thomas
E. J. White S. M. Brinson, Mrs. C
C. Vass, Mrs. Emma'.ine. Edwards,
R. S. Primrose, Mrs. H. F. Litchfield,
and Mrs. Mary Whitford.
Jn concluding the program at thei
opera house the choir sang "Tenting
Tonight." The remainder of the ex-'
ercises were conducted at the cemetery
and the line of march which was led
by Mr. Lemuel S. Wood, began at
the school green and went down John
son street to Queen and from Queen to
the cemetery. In this parade wa the
New Bern Camp of Veteran--, Sons
of Veterans, Naval Reserv . Daugh
ters of the- Confederacy. 1 liildren of
the Confederacy, the sr cr and chap
lain of the occasion . . 1 many school
chlldrenand cit i. ' .
After arrivi.'
choir sang "0
and many ' mu
cemetery the
around the Tomb''
Many Speeches Made Advoca
ting Additional Tax
Riverdale, May 9. The biggest Sun
day school picnic and educational
rally ever held at Riverdale occurred
on Thursday, May 8. There were
many visitors from other sections of
the county. A great many of our
New Bern friends were also present.
The Superintendent of the Sunday
school, Mr.- G. L. Hardison in his
address of welcome to the visitors
and to all present sppke in part as
"Ladies and Gentlemen:
' It is with pleasure that we welcome
you to this our annual Sunday school
celebration and educational rally.
We extend to you all the pleasure and
profit obtainable on this occasion and
trust that you all may enjoy this day
to the fullest extent in every way.
"I am glad to be a worker in the
Sunday school; it is the noblest devel
opment of the twentieth century. The
Sunday school idea is many centuries
old, but what we call the modern Sun
day school is comparatively new. The
past one hundred years have witnessed
the springing into life of more institu
tions and agencies whose foundations
are laid on the teachings of Jesus Christ
than all the preceding centuries, but
the greatest all of is the Sunday school.
'The Sunday school is a mighty
force in the world. It is in the center
of the battle line of the conflict against
evil. Hence it is incumbent upon all of
us, especially parents, to attend the
Sunday school and train our children
injtUe paths of duty."
this being an educational rally as
well as a Sunday school celebration
Mr. Hardison explained the proposi
tion now before the people of No. 7
township, to consolidate he three white
schools of the township and to give
free transportation to the pupils. He
then introduced Prof. L. C. Brogden
of Raleigh, N. C, State Supervisor
of Rural Elementary Schools, who in
a very forcible and convincing address
showed to all present the advantages
to be gained by
carrying out this
Dr. J. E. Turlington, Supt. of Farm
Life School, of Craven County was
next introduced and endorsed the plan,
explaining how, when put into opera
tion ,hc would make this a branch
of the Farm Life School, and would
interest the townships in the lower
end of the county to co-operate
with this branch of the Farm Life
Col. Jas. A. Bryan of New Bern was
the next speaker and very enthusiastic
ally endorsed the plan for consoli
dation and free transportation, and
said that he was heartily in accord
with all that had been said on the ques
tion, and that he would willingly pay
the fifteen cents tax asked for, and
if this did not meet the requirements
to carry out the plan he would be
willing to pay an additional fifteen
cents tax, that he would even go
farther than that that he would give
$S0 to help pay for a plot of ten acres
of land for this school. If the citizens
donated the land he would head the
list with $50 for the erection of a modern
brick building with equipment. At
t e close of this speech dinner was
The table 200 feet in length was
laden with everything tempting to the
appetite. The crowd numbering about
400 enjoyed the feast.
After the dinner was cleared away
the crowd then assembled to hear the
conclusion of the speaking. Judge H.
R. Bryan spoke in favor of the move
ment and was in favor of a fifteen cent
tax and any other plan that would aid
in the education of the children of No.
7 township, advising the children to
get all the education possible as it is
something that cannot be taken away
from them.
Hon. S. M. Brinson, County Supt.
of Public Schools, was next introduced.
In a very eloquent and pleasing ad
dress he showed how the success of
this movement would give the country
children the same educational advan
tages in every way as are enjoyed
by the children of the cities.
Hon. J. Leon Williams, Secretary
of the Fsjr Association, was the next
speaker. His time was limited as he
promised Judge Bryan not to talk over
five minutes, but in this short time he
put up one of the best arguments in
favor of
the fair ever listened to
this coi.imunity
Mr. T. A. Green, Chairman of Board
of Trustees of New Bern Academy, was
called for and endorsed all that had
been said on the subject of consolida-
tioAgnd thought it one of the
nai aavantagw mat
dvan1aj thahaiSi Lotion of North Carolina vxi Virginia . I
Two Local Merchants Claim
Ownership Of The Same
That possession is nine points of the
law was fittingly exemplified by in
series of incidents which occurred a
this city early yesterday morning and
last evening.
Little more than a month ago H.E.
Royall who has for several years' con
ducted a fruit store on Middle street
just oppoiste Kafer's bakery disposed
of his stock- fixtures and good will of
the business to Hugh Rowe the latter
giving his note whoch was due on May
2 in partial payment.
When the note fell due Rowe failed
to make it good and Mr. Royall took
possession of the place. Rowe swore
out a warrant before a magistrate and
-endeavored to have Mr. Royall re
moved but the result of the trial was
indefinite and Mr. Royall remained
in possession.
Shortly before 1 o'clock yesterday
morning Rowe went to the store tore
the lock from the door and placed a
large padlock on it. At times durirg
the day he remained in the store and
when not in actual possession he had
the door securely fastened. Last even
ing Royall learned that Mr. Rowe was
not in the store and he went to the
place and tore the padlock which had
been placed on the door and took pos
session. Rowe appeared on the scene a few
minutes later and a lively wrangle which
attracted the attention of a large crowd
ensued. However nothing resulted
from this and Royall remained in
possession and also stated that he would
remain in the building during the night
and see that no one entered.
It seems that as long as one of the
gentlemen who claim to own the place
is in actual possession that the other
cannot break in and take charge but
that as soon as one finds the other away
he at once proceeds to get possession.
Both Mr. Royall and Mr. Rowe are
represented by legal talent but the
affair is so badly tangled that it is a
hard matter just at this time to fore
tell the ultimate result.
i (Special to the Journal.)
Mebanc May 10. Mrs. Bessie Slov
er of New Bern has been here for the
past few days visiting her son Captain
George Slover who is one of the teach
ers in Bingham School. Mrs. Slover
expressed herself as being well pleased
with the ideal location and the other
features of the school.
Bryant Ives of Riverdale spent yes
terday in the city attending to business.
Thursday afternoon at Newport
Major H. W. Stickle, Major Corps of
Engineers United States Army and
H. T. Patterson of this city, United
States Assistant Engineer, held a hear
ing relative to improving Newport
river up to that town.
Much interest has been manifested
in this proposed improvement by the
people of that section and more than
fifty were present at the hearing and
put forth their arguments in favor of
this action.
If Major Stickle and Engineer Pat
terson, after going over the arguments
n ade Thursday recommend a survey
of the river, the matter will be placed
in tHe hands of the Examining Board
at Washington, D. C, and it will re
main for them to decide wheiher or
not the matter shall go before Congress.
been inaugurated.
The speaking throughout was listen
ed to with marked attention and all
inmed to enjov th, prospect of better
educational advantage as advocated
by the speakers.
The citizens of No. 7 Township
extended to the non resident tax payers
of the township their hearty and grate-
lion for their willintrne
( f - .I...- I .. 1 W n.tnn.Si pm Minn rjuu InU . -mt m
Rev. L. P. Howard of Rocky Mount
Will Deliver the Annual
Only a few weeks remiin before
the present term of tlie public schools
of the city will come to a close and the
pupils and teachrss will bein' their
vacation. Already preparations are
being made for the final examination
and there is much interest beng shown
in these.
The following program has been
arranged for the commencement ex
ercises: . - B , js
Wednesday June 4th, 8 P. M.
Declamation Contest for Henderson
Medal Tableaux by 10th Grade.
Thursday, June 5th, 4:30 P. M.
Class Day exercises.
Thursday, June 5th, 8 P. M.
Annual Sermon Rev. L. P. Howard
of Rocky Mount, N. C.
Thursday. June 5th, 9:30 P. M.
Annual Reception to Graduating
Friday, June 6th, 8 P. M.
Literary Address Prof. N. W. Walk
er of Chapel Hill, N. C.
Graduating Exercises, Class 1913.
Several prizes have been given in
the Domestic Science Department and
on Friday the following judges passed
on the work done: Mrs. C. S. Hollister,
Mrs. R. B. Lane, Mrs. E. H. Claypoole
and Miss Ivey Blades.
The prizes for the best needle wo:k
was awarded to Pearl Jennette; for
the best beaten biscuit, to Georgia
Keene; for the best cake, to Edna
Parker and for the best paper on "From
Wool to Cloth", to Laura Roberts.
On Friday morning at Chapel the
2A Grade sang "The Reason Why",
the 2B Grade sang "The Clapping
Song", and Elizabeth Roberts and
Dorthy Hill sang a duet, "The Song
of the Sea Shall."
The Primary pupils enjoy the songs
on Friday morning very much and take
a great interest in the music work in
the grades.
The final Pupils Recital in the Music
Department will be given on Friday
evening May 23rd, in the Griffin Audi
torium. The pupils in this department have
shown much interest during the entire
year and practically every pupil is
still at work although the term m
almost at the close and many detract
ing influences have appeared.
The following in the Advanced Is'.
Grade have made 100 on Spelling
every day during the month: Kenneth
Jones, Alfred Kafer, Benjamin Mooie,
Ural Rhodes, Joe George, Andrew
Koonce Edeep Bellamah Marvin Hud
son Jefferson Davis Frank Waters
Louis Banks Ronald Smith Lily
Suskin Margaret Emmert Deborah
Allen Flora Smith Mary Skinner
Helen Voltz Ruth Hardison Fannie
Brinson Mary Dixon "Fannie Brinson.
On Friday the 3A Grade had 163
words in Spelling. There were 32
pupils present and 20 out of 32 spelled
the 163 words without missing a single '
Those making 100 on the lesson
were: Helen Ruth Verna Perkins
Sybil Wilson Milton Lipman Mary
Steele Brinson Careta Miller Carrie
B. Williams Larry Moore V red Ship
Albert Taylor Rexford Hunter Law
rence Stith Lycurgus Cutler Minnie
Whitford Blanche Bonner- James
Rhodes William French Maude
Whitehead Elizabeth Ruth and Lena.
Williams. f
George N. Ives & Son have shipped
during the past week over a thousand
crates of cabbage. They were grown
by different farmers in this vicinity
and Messrs. Ives ft Son distributed
them over all parts of North Carolina
add in some sections of Virginia.
This manner of handling th cab
bage crop is believed to be much be .ter
than the old plan of shipping it to th:
Northern markets. The growers arj
pleated with the prices whi
ilized upon their produce sold 9i
right here in th? tne nome niaies oi Sgfai
North Carolina and Virginia. MB
Messrs. Ives ft Son have made ship- WH

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