North Carolina Newspapers

Nt 119
35th YEAR
Mayor Blakenburg Say That
la Addition To This They
Are Ignorant.
Unfortunate Macon Banker Who
Died Yesterday Well Known
To New Bern Man.
Four Years 787 Applicants
Have Been Turned Away
For Lack of Room.
Swoops Down On Hotels And Ar
rests Score Of GlrU
And Some Of. era.
Quaker City Delegation On Way
To Learn "Wisconsin Idea"
Gets A Jolt.
:Maiison, Wis., May 24. From the
lips of Mayor Blankenburg the public
of Madison and the students and
faculty of the University of Wisconsin
' heard yesterday that Philadelphia is
struggling with three vices which de
mand the immediate organization of
a community service centre ol a type
comparable to this State's great ed
ucational and welfare institution.
Wholly as a surprise to the mem
bers ofvthe civic expedition that came
here: Wednesday night to make a study
of the university extension branches
Which have made Madison's school
foremost of its kind in the country, the
Philadelphia chief executive launched
in his first address a bitter criticism of
reactionary characteristics in the people
of his home city.
Too much selfishness, too much ig
norance and too little of the get-together
spirit, the Mayor declared,
are responsible for a condition that
finds the Quaker City face to face
with problems that Madison and every
other city of Wisconsin has been able
to solve through the existence of the
spirit of mutaul helpfulness fostered
by the public endeavors of a State
endowed school. That he had learned
a lesson and gained a viewpoint in
valuable to him in his administration of
public office was the import of other
statements made by Mr. Blankenburg.
His criticism was not entirely pleasing
to the other members of the Phil
delphia party, many expressing them
selves as of the belief that a public
so Ta removed from Philadelphia
might misconstrue Jhe actual facts
of the home situation.
"I know more about Philadelphia
said the Mayor, "than some people
like. But a new spirit has awakened
in die city of William Penn, the mother
city of the country. We are now try
ing to do what you are already doing
in Madison; we are trying to give one
municipal government that will be an
honor to the country.
"The trouble is we are suffering from
three vices. Our people care too much
for themselves; there is too much ig
norance, because the people do not
know they can learn; there is need to
cultivate, that feeling of human help
fulness. People in Philadelphia have
fiotjlftokcd at the operation of a great
city as that of a corporation. Yet we
have in the city of William Penn over
1,000,009 stockholders. We are going
ahead to make that corporation effi
cient. "If we had an institution in Phil-
a delphia like this of Madison; if wc
could eliminate these vices, we would
set a shining example for the whole.
nation to follow. You don't know hero
misgovernment and maladministration
of offir.. as we know them. I. want to
abolish politics banish it forever from
the City Hall. I believe I have sue
.ceeded so far to the great sorrow of
the politicians.
Mr. Walker Took Tablet Of Bi
chloride of Mercury Think
ing It Was Aspirine.
Rev. J. B. Phillips, who has been in
Macon, Ga., holding a revival meeting,
talks in.eresiingly of the excitement
which prevailed in that city on account
of the unusual fate of Banker B. Sanders
Walker, who a week ago yesterday swal
lowed by mistake a tablet cf bichlo
ride of mercury thinking that it was
an aspirine tablet, and died yesterday
morning. Mr. Walker was personal
friend of Mr. Phillips and the latter
heard with great sorrow of the death.
He was, however, prepared for I he news
as it had been one of the sad features
of the case that the doctors have told
Mr. Walker all along that he could
not live.
National interest was aroused in
the case, the Balmily receiving tele
grams from scores Of cities, many
extending sympathy and others of
fering suggestion .
Last week, Mrs. Walker dropped
and broke a bottle cantaining tablets
of bichloride of mercury. She picked
up the tablets and put them in a box
not noticing that the box was marked
"Aspirine", then went to Stevens
Potterjl, Ga., to visit her father.
Ealy the following morning, Mr.
Walker took from the box marked
"Aspirine" one of the tablets for the
relief of headache. Going back to bed
he slept for a while and then woke
with griping pains in the stomach. A
doctor was summoned. He soon dis
covered that the young banker was
poisoned with bichloride of mercury.
Knowing the deadly nature of the
poison and knowing also that it some
times took several days to do its deadly
work, the physicians cou d on y tell
the grief-stricken fa mi y that there
was no chance for their oved lone to
The plight of the young banker was
soon the talk of Macon and to a great
extent of many other p aces in Georgia
while newspapers all over the country
carried long dispatches telling of the
brave fight for life against overwhelm
ing odds that the unfortunate man
was game y making.
The funeral of Mrs. Alice Duffy,
wife of Lawrence E. Duffy, who suc
cumed to an attack of heart disease
at her home, No. 107 E. Front street,
shortly after 2 o'clock Friday morning,!
was conducted from Christ Episcopal
church yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock,
Rev. B. F. Huske, the rector, officiat
ing. The interment was made in Cedar
Grove cemetery. i
Mrs. Duffy's death was a shock to
the ent community.
She had "suffered with slight attacks
of the heart in the past but her con
dition was not in the least thought to
be serious. Thursday afternoon Mr.
and Mrs. J. Vernon Blades, the latter
being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Duffy, took the latter in their large
touring car and the party went to
the home of Mrs. M. VV. Carmon near
Bellair, who is a step-daughter of Mrs
Duffy. )
After the party arrived at Mrs
Carmon's home Mr. Blades, who had
some business to attend to at one of
his lumber camps in that section, took
his machine and went to that point
Some time later he started on the re
turn trip but before reaching Mrs.
Camion's home, where his wife andj
her parents were awaiting his return.
the automobile was stalled and some
little time ensued before it was again
in operation.
Arriving at the home of Mrs. Carmon,
Mr. and Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Blades
boarded the automobile a:;d the trip
back to the city was begun. Not more
than half an hour was consumed in
covering the distance and Mrs. LVffy
several times expressed her enjoymee.
of her visit and also of the delightful
Arriving at her home, she bade Mr.
and Mrs. Blades good night and at
that time was apparently in perfect
health. Less than two hours later
she was stricken with an attack of the
heart and expired before a physician
who had been hurriedly summoned,
had arrived.
Before her marriage, Mrs. Duffy
was Miss Alice Cox, daughter of John
Parker Cox and Caroline MuriU Cox
of Onslow county. At the time of her
death she was sixty-six years of age
and is survived by her husband and
two daughters, Mrs. J. Vernon Blades
and Mri. Charles Buford, of this city,
Hon. Charles R. Thonuu, B. B
Hurst. Dr. R. S. Primrose, , C. D,
Bradham, Dr. W. L. Hand, Hon. D
L. Ward and J. T. Hollister acted r.s
New York, May 23. Invasion of the
Bristish Isles by the "turkey trot," the
Tango and other modern dances has so
stirred the British public that a spirited
discussion of the diversion in question
is now in progress in the newspapers, ca
ble advices from London show. Editor
ial writers have taken up the topic
and are treating of it freely
"Some of the attitudes in the new
dances are strange, we admit," says
the Standard, "but surely the important
point is that the dancers see nothing
curious in them."
Few, if any, of the London dancing
masters seem to regard the "turkey
trot" as suitable to the ballroom, the
cabled comment indicates, but opinion
regarding other dances generally group
ed with this is not so nearly unanimous.
The Boston and the Tango, which a
correspondent of the Times, who signs
herself "Peeress." describes as "the
beginner of evil," are regarded by
Qharles Dalbert, vice-president of the
Imperial Society of Dancing Masters,
as two of the most graceful dances in
vented since the time of the minuet
Other opinions arc aswidely at variance
Commencement Program This
Year Perhaps Moat Attract
ive Yet Offered.
J. L. Pettus and W. W. Morrison,
two special detectives employed by
the Norfolk Southern Railway Com
pany, were in the city yesterday en
route to Norfolk from Kinston where
they had been to appear against Hen
derson Williams, Herbert Foy and Chas.
Meldrum, colored, who were arrested
by them several days ago on warrants
Greenville N. C. May 22. There charging them with a number of rob-
are only three more weeks until com- beries in Craven and adjoining counties,
mencement at the East Carolina Teach- In the case against Henderson Wil
ers Training School. This will be the liams the jury returned a verdict of
fourth year s work for this school. guilty and he was sentenced to a term
When the present buildings six of ten years at hard labor in the State
in number were erected it was thought prison. Henderson, who was the leader
that at least ten years would elapse of a notorious gang of robbers, took
before additional buildings would be all the blame for the many crimes
necessary to meet the demands. , In, and. Foy and Meldrum were acquitted.
many places there were misgivings anj I rhia 0f robbers has operated
many honestly doubted the wisdom of in Eastern North Carolina for more
the State's attempting to build a school than a vear and durine that time
to train men and women to teach. uaVp itp,i - ,,,,.. f Qtrir. fr;ht
W. M. Eubanks of Maysville, State
agent for the Great Western automo
bUe, yesterday received three of these
machines, two roadsters and one five
passenger touring car. 1 he cars
came to New Bern and were taken
through the country to Maysville.
One. of the roadsters was sold to Dr
A. F. Hammond1 of Polloksvilh;, the
other roadster was sold to Pete Smith
of Swan si ion and Earl Bell of Polloks
ville purchased the touring car. The
owners of the machines arrived here
yesterday afternoon to take charge
of them.
'.omulus Rowe Met Death
Queen , Street Yesterday
Coroner Decided That An In
quest Over Remains Was
Funeral of Mrs. Annie Klzzie
Dennis Yesterday Afternoon.
IF James or Jim Branch fcolored)
railroad man, sees this, and will write
to A. C. Johsnon, Postoffice Box No.
707, New York -City, he will hear
something to his advantage, or if any
one knows James Branch, and will
writeto Mr. Johnson, a suitable reward
will be given.
The funeral of Mrs. Annie Kizzie
Dennis wife of William H. Dennis
who died at her home on Pollock street
Wednesday night was conducted from
the - residence yesterday afternoon at
5 o'clock by Rev. J. B. Hurley pastor
of Centenary Methodist church ana
the remains interred in Cedar Grove
cemetery- '
Ben Lynch A. E. Hibbard r. F.
McCarthy J. G. Brinson Henry
Pariss and G. Dailey acted as pall
New York, May 23. Alec, Rafter,
who started from England for Winni
peg to make his fortune, is buried at
sea, and his brother Thomas was in
the Olympic's hospital when she dock
in this city this week, all because of
two quarts of whisky and a foolish bet.
Before sailing from Southampton the
Jwo, accompanied by another brother,
Richard, made the rounds of 'lone
shoremen's saloons. As a parting gift
Richard gave each of his brothers a
quart of whisky.
Aiec ana i nomas maae a bet on
Friday as to which could drink his quart
in ihe shortest time. Alec finished first,
Lieut. C. Gabbett Leaves Monday
For Key West, Fla.
I.iuctentant Cecil Gabbett, who has
been stationed on the revenue cutter
Pamlico whose home port is New Bern,
has been temporaries transferred to
the revenue cutter Yamcraw, located
at Key West, Fla., and will leave for
that place Monday.
Mrs. Gabbett and -children will go
to Baltimore next week for a visit
with the former's parents.
The schooner Nelson of Bay River,
Captain Rice in command, was in
nnrr VMtArrlnv tnlrttirr .... .. c
:i7"lWr ' the potato grow.
. .. " . . """""J' I era in that section
while i nomas lay In the hospital,
Alec was buried at sea.
George Green and B. '. Dclemar,
representatives from the New Bern
lodge who attended the annual meeting
of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of
North Carolina which was held at
Greensboro this week, have returned
Edward Smith who is at present one
Superintendent Craven has made
public a statement of the receipts for
Slumberland, the extravaganza given
here week before last under the aus
pices of the schools. The total re
ceipts for tickets and advertisement
amounted to $573.75. The total ex
penses were $167.74, leaving a balance
of $406.01. Half of the net receipt
went to Harry Foote, who staged the
affair. The net amount to the school
after settling with Mr. Foote was $203
01 and of this, ten dollars was paid out
for playing piano. -Of the amount
left $53 will be used in paying the debts
of the Athletic Association and the
Athenian, for the benefit of which
.two purposes the- show was given
The balance amounting to about $140
will be kept as a separate fund and used
in decorating the school rooms in th
several buildings next year. For each
Rom 1 1 Rowe, a fifteen-year-old
colored boy, was instantly killed on
Queen ttrect between McCarthy's store
and the electric light and water plant
yesterday afternoon whfn he was thrown
from a wagon in which he was riding
Rowe has fpr several weeks been in
the employ of a tenant on one of J. W
Stewart's farms near the city. Yester
day afternoon this gentleman had the
boy hitch up a double team of mules
nd come to town, a distance of about
four miles. There was no mishap
until the team had started down Queen
street, Then the mules became fright
ened and' started to run. In attempt
ing to bring them to a stop, Rowe
was thrown in front of the heavy wagon
nd his head was caught between one
of the wheels and a telephone pole,
literally smashing out his brains.
The accident caused a great deal
of excitement among the colored people
living in that section and within a
few minutes several hundred were
gathered around the prostrate from
Dr. N. M. Gibbs, the county coroner
was out of the city at the time and did
not return for several hours. During
this time the body lay on the sidewalk
Upon his return to the city, Dr
Gibbs went at once to the scene and
after viewing the body decided that
there was no need of an inquest and
gave the victim's relatives permission
to remove it.
Ju it what cau.-ed the mules to become
frightened is net definitely known
Several pe.ons who live in that lo
cality told the coroner that they became
frightened at one of the street cars,
However, Conductor Gwaltney, who
was in charge of the car which was in
that vicinity at the time, states that
he was more than two hundred yard
away when the accident occured.
Other persons say that the boy dropped
oik of the reins and was attempting
to accuse this when the mules became
frightened and began running.
The wagon was somewhat damaged
by contact with the telephone pole
but fhc two mules escaped without
the slightest injury.
Rowe was an orphan bay, his father
and mother having died several -years
ago and he has been staying with
William -Rowe, an uncle, who lives on
Trent road about four miles from the
has been chosen tp fill the position of
night clerk when the change goes into
rffwt nn Turn. 7 f ' r I J i 1
U, . uwikc imwttru nil
was a splendid mcctine i i ... . . .
i J, ... ...... i v1 wiuuicii 10 nn me position which
Mi was well attended by Odd Fc lows -.ji, L m-At, . . J " . ' ,
.n a... .L. c.. '" be n"dc vacant by Mr. Smith's
oi me sud clerks in the local postoffice, . dollar raised by a grade to decorate
the rooms, another dollar will be given
from this fund.
V '
ft Virtue is its own reward, too often
He's a bad citizen who can't set
cars and residences.
Many did not know what a Teachers'
Training School could do. They
thought there really was no place in
our Educational system for such a
school. Many today are still without
a correct knowledge of what is being
done at Greenville. Yet the manage
ment of the school has had a clear
vision of the purpose of the school
and has held it to its purpose until
today it is the only State school in
North Carolina that attempts the one ATTENDED
thing of turning back to the State
trained teachers. It is the one insti-
tutio 1 in our State that holds rigidly
to the one purpose of teacher training.
And the fact that in only four years
787 applicants have been turned away Pittsburg May 23. -New York
for lack of room clearly sho.v there is State's $120.000 000 barge canal is as
a great demand in North Carolina for i at t !f nor rF.t th th.
a place where teachers may be properly .
prepared for their work in a school
as much a professional school for teach- Engineer John A. Bensel of New crk
ers as a medical college i- a prof e.sional in an address before the Engineer's
school for doctors. Society of Western Pennsylvania.
Larfie Summer School. 1 ne bar&e canal he saia covers
340 miles and embraces tctwecn ssv
From the first year the school at and 400 structures; the Panama Canal
Greenville opened its doors in the sum- i8 fifty miles long and has few if any
mer to those men artd- women who structures besides six pairs of locks.
were busy in the school rooms during Along the barge canal while conttruc-
the winter months. These summer tion work is eoinz on navigation
terms were a success from the first, maintained; operations are done en
This year by April 14th every dormi- tirely through contractors and trans
tory room was engaged for the summer portation facilities are not controlled.
term. The people of Greenville have These difficulties are absent at Panama
generoulsy opened their private homes "In the winter season work is almost
for the summer months to those who entirely suspended along the barge ca
were too late in applying to be ac- naj a greater hindrance to progress of
commodated in the dormitories. The work than the rainy season of the
Size of the summer term this year wi 1 tropics.
be the joint capacity of the schools "The barge canal runs through a
dormitories and the homes of Green- thickly populated section of New Yoik
ville. State including the cities Troy Sche
In 1911 seventeen students were nectady Utica Syracuse Rochester
graduated in 1912 nineteen received Batavia and Rome. The Panama Canal
diplomas and there are thirty in the I j9 being built through a new and un
present Senior class. Every indication developed territory. Nine million peo
at present is that all thirty will receive pie are paying for the cost of construc-
diplomas. In the one year course for ting the barge canal: the cost of the
teachers of rural schools fifty or more Panama Canal will be borne by 90 000 -
will receive certificates. 000 people
Commencement Program
The commencement program this SHOOTING AT JAMES CITY
year is perhaps, the most attractive
ever before offered by the school
Saturday evening June 7th there
will be a Music Recital-
Sunday morning Bishop Collins Den
ny will deliver the annual sermon..
Sheriff Asked To Remove Him, But
Won't Do It Declares He
Wants Game Officers.
Poukeepsie, N. Y., May 22. Th
Ulster county villiage of New Platz,
which lies at the gateway to Lake
Mohonk, home of the International
Mohonk, home of the International
Peace Confeences, is in far from a
peaceful state as the result of a series
of raids led by Rev. Edwin Corneille,
a Reformed Methodist clergyman and
deputy sheriff, on several hotels and
one or two business institutions.
His posse arrested nearly a score of
young village girls, of whom Ruth and
Helen Wiggers, sisters, 15 and 17 years
old, were placed on trial today after
being indicted by the grand jury.
The activity of Mr. Corneille has
stirred up great strife in the community
which has been rent for months over
a prohibition crusade. He was served
tpclr.y in a slander suit for $10,000
brought by Mrs. Edwin Braught, pro
prietress of a hotel which the minister
is alleged to have raided. A local
newspaper was made a co-defendnt
with the clergyman.
.Scarcely had the papers in the slander
suit been filed than a petition contain
ing 190 names of citizens was addressed
to Sheriff Archibald McLaughlin, of
Uhtr county, demanding that Mr.
Corneille be removed from the office
of deputy "for the good of the com
munity." Sheriff McLaughlin tabled the pe
tition, stating that Mr. Corneille would
not be removed until sufficient cause
for such action was given. ,
"I like a game man, even if he is a
preacher, "said the Sheriff, "and Cor
neille is a sticker. He is a capable
deputy, and I see no reason to remove
Mr. Corneille is declared to have
obtained the names of many citizens
who frequented the place he visited.
He stated today that these in all prob
ability signed the petition asking for
his removal.
"We are in this thing to the finish,"
said Mr. Corneille. "I am not waging
a holier-than-thou crusade but a
straightforward movement Ka Better
New Paltz. What would our Hugs
fonf thers think it they saw us fi ye
now are. I hope the Sheriff will not
unseat me until I have ridden chrpugh
a few more of these camps of iniquity."
William Kldd Seriously Wounded
There Last Night.
An examination for mail carriers on
rural routes running out of Oriental
was yesterday held at Bayboro. There
were seven contestants. The result
of the examination will be made known
in a few days.
All towns or villages desiring to bid
for the location of the Confederate
Woman's Home wilf put their bids in
writing and mail to the Hon. Ashley
Home, Clayton, N. C, on or before
William Kidd, colored, whose home
is on Jones street, this city, was shot
, . , . . , and seriously wounded during a brawl
All who know Bishop Denny know . . It is claimed
there is something in store for those that the ghootlng was done by another
who can hear him. negro named Corbctt, a notorious
Sunday evening Rev. W. E. Cox of character. The bullet went into the
Wilmington will preach the annual right hip and lodged in the front part
sermon for the Y. W. C. A. This is of the man's body. Corbett escaped
a new feature in this institution. Mr. and has' not been apprehended.
Cox is a native of Pitt county.
Monday morning Class Day Exer
cises will be held and the Board of
Trustees will hold its regular1 meeting.
Monday evening is given over to the
alumnae. There is a strong and en
thusiastic alumnae association already
organized. A year ago it was decided
to meet annually and the management
of the school agreed to set aside one
evening during cortteiencement week
for this meeting. Sixty to seventy
are expected to be present at this func
tion this year. Only graduates, mem
bers of the school's faculty and officers
including tne trust-es are engioie to six boy from the Jpper pammar
mcmDcrsmp, 1 Trade and the first vear of High School
luesday morning tne annual address i r . , Npw n.rn Grad-d Schools
will be delivered fid the graduating! ... . on Tue,dav monAnB at o
exercises will be held. This of course ... : ,k .AUiu Th
is the central feature of the whole . wrTIt pv(1,,i Wee!c aeo
commencemenr te aooress win oe offered $5 nrj in go(d for the bcst de- .
The L. & M. Semi-Mixed Real Paint
is a pure paint. One thousand pounds
of pure White Lead ,Zinc and Linseed
Oil are put together in an immense
mixer; then largo mills grind it, and
machines fill it into cans ready for mar
ket. But the user adds three quart?
mor Linseed Oil to each gallon to
make 1 3-4 gallons of Real Pore Paint
for $1.40 per gallon, it is the very
highest quality paint.
BY W. C.T. U.
Unfavorable Weather Did Not MM
The Occasion
Although the weather was very
inclement, the Sunday school of the
Talernacle Baptist church pfcnjced
yesterday at Pollocksville. The trip
to that town was made on the steamer
Phillips and about seventy-five of the
members of the school participated
in the event. They returned to the
city late yesterday afternoon and every
one was enthusiastic in their report
of the trip. A sufficient nember of
baskets of food were taken along and
this was greatly enjoyed by all.
A num'jer of the boys in the New Bern
Public School wish work during the
su miner. Su;wrintendcnt Craven asks
that those wanting boys during the
va tlon period will call 'phone 198.
which oroved to be
delivered this year by Hon. Henry A. amatjon ln the loc school on a t. L, waB tured In from box fifty-two
- i. v,v..v.- pcrance sub ect. The contestants v' aflcr 12 o'clock this morning
. U Cremrn
After a tin across town v
found th; t a-jme miscreant naa iurn
in the a'.arm and then leu iot P"-unknown.
been hard at work for sever weeks
on their speeches. They rov
SWlINliS rLAUkU UN 1Mb inlw Kellum, Koy lano, oryar Setterwajtc
PLAYGROUND. from the 78 Gra1'; T rn Moore from
the a; Kooert u Kenncth
. . . In . nr. . -
Jjevcral large swings were yesterday Kea lrom tne nn j-a-i.
placed on the City Beautiful Club's 7 .
playgrounds on Craven street adjacent At 11:30 la A n,ght an a,ann cf
to R. B Nixon's residence. A number came in fr . l..
of other Improvements will be made at the c pf pik and Coorgef NeoMMB, ne?T ,
.luring the next few days and within street Tha firemen rcspond.d prompt. lolic, SrM"'
the next month the Club hopes to have ly wnd tht lhc alarm- , ox had jj trna, Old Bor8;Oting
thorourtd e
Will core your
Henclnenet, VP
.aBtCrn I r , mm Kfn nnonpH and V
good obituary notice
July 1st, 1913.
North Czrolin
(wires yused the alarm to t
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