North Carolina Newspapers

Nfc 117
35th YEAR
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MU LIUI Harrell Cornea To Three Hundred Choppers Parti
Colored Men Charged With Store
Breaking Will Be Taken
to Klnston
'Athens of North Carolina"
Growing By Leaps And
It 'In Her Complaint She Charges
Her Husband With In
Members Of North Carolina Naval
MUttal Will Take Outing
In June.
Craven Citizen Asking Damage
In Thi Amount From the
Norfolk Southern.
New Bern, Visit Friend,
Then Vanishes.
clpate In An Unveiling
Father Believes Missing Girl Is
Endeavoring To Join A
Georgia Physician.
Sunday afternoon Miss Lillie Har
rell the sixteen-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harrell of Beaufort
donned her street apparel, walked
to. the depot and boarded the west
bound train. Upon its arrival in this
city she went to the home of a friend
on Hancock street for the purpose of
spending the night. Suspecting that
the young lady had run away "from
home, this friend refused to let her
remain there overnight. The girl left
,the house and since that time, although
the police and the anxious father have
made every effort to locate her, she
has not been seen and her whereabouts
remain a mystery.
Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs.
Harrell went over to Morehead City
to attend the unveiling of a monument
at that place by the Woodmen of the
World. Their daughter, Lillie, reraaih-ed-at
home and they had not the least
inkling of her intention to run away.
Upon returning they discovered that
she had gone and after making numerous
inquiries learned that she had boarded
the train enroute to New Bern.
As soon as this fact had been dis
covered the young lady's father tele
phoned to Chief of Police C. Lupton
and asked him to make a search for
her, at the time telling him that she
would probably be found at the home
of her friend on Hancock street. The
Chief and one of his officers visited
this place and learned that she had been
there but had left about an hour pre
vious. For the next two hours the
Chief visited boarding houses in the
city in the hopes of finding her but this
search proved without avail.
Yesterday morning J. H. Harrell
the young lady's father arrivedin tofj
city and during the day he assisted
the officers in their search. Every
place where the officers and the dis
tracted father thought that the young
lady would be was visited but no trace
of' her could be found. . Every out
going train has been watched and the
police are certain that she has not left
the city by rail and in their belief she
is In hiding until the search abates.
The father was interviewed by a
Journal reporter yesterday afternoon
just before he boarded the train re
turning home and he said that he be
lieves that his dautgher is attempting
to reach Waycross Ga. where she will
join Dr. J. T. Dixon. This Dr. Dixon,
aid Mr. Harrell is sixty-eight years
old and has known the missing girl
for some time and has great influence
- over her.
Mr. Harrell said that the Waycross
physician had been in Beaufort some
time ago and had been with the girl
a great deal until the father had
found out the state of affairs and put
a stop toTiis attentiones to his daughter.
1 he mother of the young lady is
distracted with grief and Mr. Harrell
stated that it was necessary for him to
return home last evening to be with
her and that he would probably re
turn today and continue the search.
In the meantime the local police are
doing everything in their power to
locate the young lady and if she is yet
in the city they will probably be sue
. cessful in finding her.
Are Prc-ented With A Number Of
Boofri and Photographs.
Hen. L. I. Moore has presented the
rch'ols of Craven county with twenty
. fcye copies of the "Life of Charles B.
lAycock". These books are now in the
i itparsstoa of S. M. Brinson, Superin
tend! nt of the Public Schools of the
county and will be presented by him
at the beginning of the (all term, the
twenty-five schools whose final reports
shows the best attendance for the term.
Mrs. Charles R. Thomas and George
Moulton the latter who is connected
with the Wooten Studio, have presented
the schools of the county withseverai
nice photographs. The gifts will prove of
great Value to the schools and are
highly appreciated.
Mr. E. H. Taylor of Black Moun
tain is in the city on ayUit to Mrs.
A. T. Dill.
Mrs. W H. Bishop returned yester
day from a visit with relatives at More
head City and Beaufort.
, Mr. R. J Corbet t of Henderson
who has been visiting Mrs. F. H. Saw
yer returned home yesterday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Street and daugh-
Hon. Charles L. Abernethy De-
livers Inspiring and Elo
quent Address.
Sunday was a big day for Morehead
City. There were gathered there three
hundred woodmen for the purpose of
dedicating a monument to the memory
of the late C. T. Bell which had been
erected by the Woodmen of the World.
Sixty members of the New Bern
camp and twenty-five members of the
Bridgeton camp participated in the
exercises. When the train from New
Bern arrived at the station at More
head City and the choppers began
to disembark from the coaches- the
citizens of that town began to take
An hour was spent in sightseeing
and noting the many improvements
made by the wide-awake citizens of
that place. One of the most attractive
buildings seen was that recently erected
by George R. Simmons a member of
the New Bern Camp.
At 1 o'clock the procession formed
and marched to the cemetery where
the impressive dedicatory exercises
were conducted. Hon. Charles L.
Abernathy delivered the unveiling ad
dress in his usual eloquent and force
ful manner and he charmed the large
number of spectators who heard him.
Immediately after the unveiling ex
ercises the Daughters of the Confed
eracy of (hat place held their memorial
exercises and decorated the graves of
the old Confederate soldiers with many
beauitful flowers.
The day was an ideal one and the
large cemetery was literally filled with
spectators. Notwithstanding the im
mense crowd the exercises were con
ducted in an entirely satisfactory man
ner. The members of the local camp of
.Woodmen ot the World wish to ex
press their thanks and appreciation
to the Morehead City Woodmen for
the hospitable manner in which they
were treated and they also include
the entire population of the town for
everyone did their best to make their
visit a pleasant one.
Wlnaton-Salem Effective Yesterday
Became Single Municipality.
Winston-Salem N. C. May 12 1913.
Wiping two towns off the map is an
event today in the formal extinguishing
of Winston and Salem as governmental
units. Henceforth the community em
braced in these two towns will appear
upon the map of the. world as the
City of Winston-Salem.
Today the Mayer and Board of Al
dermen of the city of Wtnston-Slaem
succeeded to all the authority and
duties heretofore exercised by the Board
of Aldermen of Winston and Board of
Commissioners of Salem.
In the consolidation of the two
towns which was recently determined
uyun vy popular vote a new city is
created wun a population which has
grown from 15 000 in 1900 to 40 000 in
1913 including the suburban settle
ments and essential parts of its commer
cial and industrial sactivities.
Men who c limb the stairs one step at
a time are gladder to rest at the top
than if they had patronized the eleva
When Will New Bern People Learn
me importance of It?
Backache is only a simple thing at
But if you find 'tis from the kid
neys; That serious kidney troubles may
f low;
That dropsy or Bright' disease may
be the fatal end,
You will be glad to know the fol
lowing experience.
'Tis the honest statement of a resi
dent of this locality.
James E. Askin, James City, N. C.
says: "While in the army I feceive
i'njHbe.?,..reC,ei:!d.lve a concert at M.yv!lle on Wed
severe urain ana alter that 1 was
subject to attacks of kidney trouble.
My back ached a great deal and a
time passed, the trouble grew worse.
I tried many remedies but seemed un
able to obtain relief and finally hearing
?f Do"'a Kidney Pill, I obtined a
box. They gave me great benefit.
They not only removed the pain in
back but strengthened my kidneys
and improved my health."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cent. Foster-Milburo Co.. Buffalo,
New York, sole agent for the United
-' . m wool
Doan' and
Detectives And Police Have Damag
ing Evidence Agalnat
Sheriff L. S. Taylor of Lenoir county
arrived in the city last night and will
this morning take Herbert Foy and
Clarence Meldrum colored in custody
and take them to Kinston to answer
to a charge of burglary and larceny.
Foy and Meldrum were captured
in this city last Sunday. night by Po
liceman A. L. Bryan and Mc Daniel
of the local force and W. W. Morrison
and J. L. Pettus who are employed by
the Norfolk Southern Railway Com
pany as private detectives and are
charged with breaking into the store
of B. W. Cannady at Kinston a few
weeks ago and stealing a number of
Th ree men were implicated in this
robbery but the third member of the
trio" got wind that the officers were
on his trail and he lost no time in reach
ing pastures new. Foy and" Meldrum
vehemently deny any knowledge of
the affair even going so far as to say
that they were not in Kinston at the
time of the robbery occurred. However
they have recently disposed of several
revolvers which were taken from the
store on the night of the robbery and
it will be up to them to (atisfy the court
that these came into their possession
in some lawful manner.
Although the police made a
thorough search of the city yester
day they failed to find any trace of
Miss Lillie Harrell1 the sixteen year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Harrell of Beaufort who fan away
from her home Sunday afternoon and
came to this city.
The girl was seen Sunday night
and also Monday morning but since
that time nothing has been heard from
her. Mr. J. H. Harrell the young
woman's father did not return to the
city yesterday to assist in the search
but called up the Chief of Police on
the telephone and asked him to use
every possible means to find his daugh
The police believe that the young
woman is yet in the city and that she
is in hiding at the home of a friend
waiting until the search for her abates
so that she may get out of the city
without molestation. Every train is
being watched and as the police have
. .. -. e . i i
- ing gir it wi, be a barj mattcr for
IB VCiy UCIlllUt: UC9V.1IJJIIUU Ul I lie nnss-
her to eavc the city by that
(Special to the Journal)
Loco May 12 Some of our young
folks attended services at Brick Kiln
Mr. A. J. Erwin returned home from
Richlands yesterday.
Messrs. C. C. Taylor and J. A
Higgins were visitors near Jacksonville
and Verona last Sunday.
Little Miss Rosa Lee Collins spent
a few days here last week.
Miss Susie Higgins visited relatives
in Jones County last week.
Mr. Mac Parsons is very sick. We
extend to the family our deepest
Mr. B. F. Eubank has an appoint
mcnt to preach at Loco again the
Fourth Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m.
(Special to the Journal)
Maysville May 12. The Singing
n i .k r-t i n i :t
I 1 fto li A II
ncsaay evening may i. n coroi.i
invitation is extended all to attend
I his is a worthy cause and is very
deserving. ' .
No. 666
Thii I a prescription prepared especially
Five or U doses will break any ea, and
if token then a tonic the Fever will not
return. It sets on the liver better than
Calomol tad dots not Jrioe or sicken. 25c
Business Houses And Dwelling
Up On Every
That New Bern is growing by leaps
and bounds 'is evidenced "by the un
usual building activity which is and
has been evident fpr the past few months
Four contracts for dwellings and busi
ness houses were yesterday awarded.
The aggregate amount of which these
buildings will cost will abeout thirty
thousand dollars.
In addition to the contract for the
erection of the People's Bank's new
home which is to be erected on Middle
street by .H S. Hancock! Mr, Hancock
was also awarded the contract for
the erection of a commodious residence
on East Front street adjacent of F,
S. Duffy's home for John Rawls of
Pamlico county. This building- will
cost five t hoi sand dollars.
Mr. Hancock was also awarded the
contract for the erection of two res -dences
on Johnson street for J. F Ives
Work on each of the above mentioned
build ngs will begin just as early as
The contract for Another residence
which will be located on National
avenue will be awarded today Th's
building will cost between four and
five thousand dollars.
There is in all probability not a
town in the State wih a similar popu
lation to that of New Bern which can
exhibit such an enviable record as this
and there is only one real solution
to the existing conditions and that is
that the people of New Bern are not
only the most hospitable but are the
most progressive in the State and as
Judge Walter Clark stated in his elo
quent address before the North Caro
lina Federation of Women's Clubs a
few nights ago "but for the discrim
ination against this State by the rail
roads; New Bern would in all probabil
ity now have a population of fifty or
seventy-five thousand inhabitants.
At the opening of yesterday's session
of Craven co-tnty Superior Court the
case In Re Wul of Sabra Price which
was begun on the previous day was
resumed. In this case the husband of
Sabra Price deceased was suing to
annul! a will made by her in which she
had willed her prpcrty valued at about
four hundred dollars to her mother
Mrs. Laughinghousc whorcisdes near
The husband claimed that his wife
was mentally unbalanced when she
made this will and that undue influence
was used in getting her to sign it. The
case was inticate to the extreme and
called forth the finesse of many points
of law. However, after the jury had
deliberated upon tie evidence and the
arguments they returned a verdict
in which they decided that Mrs. P,tce
was in her right mind when she made
the will and that no undue influence
was exerted upon her. With tie de
cision the property goes to Mrs. Laugh-
The next case taken up was that of
of Pipkin vs the Norfolk Southern Rail
way Company. In thisc case the plain
tiff Charles Pipkin who lives about
seven miles from New Bern on the Nor
folk Southern road was suing for relief
in the sum of eight hundred dollars
for damage alleged to have been done
to Jiis timber when it was set on fire
by a passing locomotive. The jury
decided that Mr. Pipkin was entitled
to some relief but cut the amount
down to $150.
In the caie of Anderson vs. Harring
ton which was next taken up a con
tract made between the two men
in dispute. Mr. Harrington bough
a lection of timber land and Mr. Ander
son was to cut and sell the timber on
it for half of the proceeds of the-sale
In m me way affairs did not run smooth
ly and a law 'suit resulted. 1 he case
is very intricate and wttt consume some
time in the hearing. It was begun
yesterday afternoon bt t could not be
completed by the
if the day
session and was
Joshua TV ui
among tli. djbi
until today
9 county was
r in the city
Defendant In The Action Is Now
Serving A Term In The
State Prison.
Among the interesting cases on the
docket of this week's session of Craven
county Superior Court is the divorce
case of Pratt vs. Pratt, in which Mrs.
Pratt is suing her husband H. T. Pratt
for a legal separation on the groutnd
of infidelity. Owing to the fact that
the attorney representing the plaintiff
did not have sufficient time in which
to issue depositions, this case has been
continued until the next term of Craven
county Superior Court.
The defendant in this action is now
serving a three years' term in the North
Carolina State prison for forgery and
embezzlement. For several years he
was engaged in the insurance business
in New Bern and held the esteem of all
who knew him. In the early part of
1912 he suddenly left the city and when
his affairs were investigated it was
found that he had misappropriated
funds of the insurance companies, for
which he was the State agent, and had
also forged a prominent attorney's
name to a note for three hundred dol
lars and had succeeded in getting this
Dectectives were put on his trail and
he was located in the far West and
placed under arrest and later brought
back to New Bern and placed on trial.
He pleaded guilty to the offenses
harged against him and was sentenced
to the State prison. Mrs. Pratt, who
has always been held in the highest
esteem by all who know her, is now
residing in the North with her parents.
On next Monday morning a dis
pensary for the free treatment of hook
worm and other intestinal diseases will
be opened at Vanceboro. These dis
pensaries will be operated at d ffcrent
points in Craven county for the fol
lowing six weeks and wi 1 be under the
direction of Dr. G. F. Leonard, assisted
by W. C. Jenkins.
This will be the second time that a
hookworm dispenasry has been operat
ed in this county. On the former oc
casion more than a thousand people
were examined and treated. The ex
amination and treatment is absolutely
without cost to the patient and the
people of the county arc urged to take
advantage of the opportunity afforded
Wherever possible the dispensaries
will be operated in the school house
or some public hall but where neithe
of the above can be secured, the dts
pensary will be located in a tent
The court house will be occupied by
the dispensary on the days that it is
operated in this city.
Got Drunk And Buzzed Around
Dr. D. L. Buzzrad, who claims to be
affiiliatcd with Mephistophclcs, or in
words- which can be more easily as
similatcd is a coniur doctor was
placed under arreit yesterday after
noon by Policeman A. L. Bryan and
F. P. Rowe for being drunk and dis
orderly and also on a charge of vagrancy
Dr. Buzzard is colored, in fact he
is more than that, he is black and about
as black as the descendants of- Ham
ever get to be, and during the past tew
days has had rather a spectacular
career in police circles. The doctor's
exhibitions of "black magic" have not
panned out so successful y in recent,
days and hi coterie of followers have
begun to murmur and cast imprcoat'ons
upon his cranium. The result of all
this wa a summons to police court.
Dr. Buzzard received this summons
but after consulting various and sundry
mystic ti;ns decided not to appear
before the Mayor, and he didn't, but
he. will for he is now being held in the
county jail until 11 o'clock thU morning
when he will have an opprtunity of
explaining to Hi Honor jut where
nd when he engage in manual labor
and also tell why he was drunk and di
The Battleship "North Carolina"
Will In All Probability
Be Used.
During the latter part of next month
the six companies comprising the North
Carolina Naval Militia will go on board
one of the U. S. battleships, probably
the North Carolina, for a two weeks'
There are six companies in this di
vision, New Bern, Washington, Her -ford,
Wilmington, Plymouth and Eliza
beth City and it is expected that a
large proportion of each company will
take advantage of the cruise. Com
mander Bradham who is in charge
of the North Carolina Naval Mijitia,
states that the exact date for tiiis
cruise has not been determined at the
present time but will in all probability
be made known at an early date.
The cruise will be a unique experi
ence for the sailor-soldier boys. For
merly their annual cruise has been
made on the Elfrida, their training
ship, and the cruise has not been on
"the briny" but only upon the rivers
and sounds which arc to be found in
Eastern North Carolina.
The cruise on the battleship will
prove of benefit to the members of the
different companies in a number of
ways. They will be given practice
with the big guns, learn to signal from
. .i i i .
one vessel to anotner ana in iacr.
be given instructions similar in every
way to those given to the members of the
boat's regular crew.
The embarkation will in all prob
ability be made from Morehead City
and the cruise extend as far down the
coast as Florida.
Isaac Brooks, a young son of S. W.
Brooks, who resides at Bridgeton, was
painfully injured yesterday afternoon
when he was bitten through the eye lid
and on the nose by a dog owned by
C. D. Bradham of this city.
Brooks and a companion, young
Daniel Whitford, were attempting to
tie a bag of shot to the end of the dog's
tail. Now, but for the fact that Brooks
drew the fastening string just a little
too tight this article might never have
been written, but in a moment of in
discretion he did this and incidentally
injured the feelings, also the rear extre
mity, of the canine.
The animal's teeth made an ugly
wound on the boy's face and the ser
vices of a physician were required to
dress his wounds. The dog was not
mad" at the time and no ill results
are looked for. ,
Jollies Burglar Over Telephone
Until Officer Nab Him.
Cleveland, May 14. Myrtle Bar
nett, night operator at the South Ex
change of the Bell Telephone Company
caught a burglar early today by "jolly
ing" him on the telephone while she
notified the police.
The man called in from the Shafter
Suhr Coal Company's office and asked
the time. She permitted him to ")osh
her while she notified the police head
quarters. When the burglar said
"Cnod-bv. I've irot to beat it," she
asked him to call again.
The officers found the safe rifled at
the coal office, but the burglar was gone
They notified the girl operator, who
meanwhile had the thief on the line
from th Albright Coal Company's
The police hurried there and ca' ghtl
Frank Kroger, aged 20.
According to a statement made yes
terday by one of the leading local cot
ton merchants, but ve;y lin e of last
season's cotton is being held by
farmers of thi section. There
about two hundred bales in storage
in New Bern nd probably three hun
dred bale arc scattered around in
different Dart of the county.
majority of this, it i believed, will
placed on the market and dUposed
Muring the next, thro? or four week.
Plaintiff Claims Forest Fire Wa
Started By Spark From
Two years ago more than a hundred
acres of valuable timber land which was
owned by R. H. Rowe, who lives three
miles from Bridgeton on the Norfolk
Southern road, was destroyed by fire
which the owner claimed was started
by a spark from a passing locomotive.
Now. Mr. Rowe is suing th, Norfolk
Southern Railway Company for damage
in the sum of five thousand dollars for
causing his timber to be destroyed.
The case was taken up in Superior
Court yesterday afternoon and pro
mises to be long drawn out. The plain
tiff is represented by D. L. Ward and
Rodman Guion while Moore and Dunn
arc appearing in behalf of the defendant
Company. Late yesterday afternoon
the taking of evidence was concluded
and the arguments begun. These will
consume several hours and were not
completed at the close of the session.
Necessarily the case was continued
until today and will be resumed at the
opening of the session tlrs morning.
In the case of Anderson vs. Harring
ton which was taken up on the previous
day. the jury yesterday returned a
verdict in favor of the plaintiff. This
was an action in which much interest
was manifested by the many friends
of the plaintiff and the defendant.
The plaintiff was suing for half interest
in a section of land and also half the
proceeds from the sale of timber on
the land which the defendant had pur
chased, claiming that he had a contract
to this effect. The land in question is
Iqcated in the vicinty of Vanceboro.
London, May 14. Some long-missing
verses of the New Testament are in
cluded in the manuscripts of the Gospels
discovered in Egypt six years ajgo and
purchased by Charles L Freer, of
Detroit, Mich., according to a study
made of the Freer Manuscripts by the
A facsimile of the manuscripts has
been presented to the British. Museum
by the University of Michigan, to which
Mr. Freer assigned the task of publi
cation and, according to the limes
study, there have been found in the
Gospel of St. Mark several verses which
occur in no other known manuscript -of
the New Testament, although they
were knowu to St. Jerome, who q lotes
part of them.
In the Freer manuscripts after the
passage in which it Is said that Jesus
upbraided His disciples for their un
belief, the text continues as follows:
"And thery excused themselves- say
ing that this ago of lawlessness and un
belief is under Satan, who through the
agency of unclean spirits, suffers not
the true power of god to be apprehend
ed. "For the cause, said they unto Christ,
reveal now at once Thy rightousnesr.
"And Christ said unto them, the
limit of the years of the powers of
Satan is (not) fulfilled, but it draweth
near. (The next here and elsewhere
is corrupt.)
"For the sake of those that have sin
ned was I gven up unto death, that
they may return unto the truth and
sin no more, but may inherit the spirit
ual and incorruptible glory of righteous
ness in Heaven."
A large number of variation in other
portions of the New Testament are
also pointed out by the Times in the
I Ffser manuscripts.
Large shipments of cabbage continue
to leave this city each day, going to
the western part of the State. Formerly
the greater part of the truck shipment
- (rom this section have gone to northern
markets. ThU Is not the case
the Leason, however. The local
are have found out that the prices
the commission men in western North
Carolina are jut a high as those paid
on the northern market and are ship
ping their produce to that point. Sweet
potatoes and peas are alio heing snip
ped but not oa uch a Urge cate M

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