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No, 121
NEW BERN. N. C. FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 19t3SECOND SECTION
35th YEAR
E LAW IS
THE ROAD TAX
OSCAR A. KAFER
Mf EFFECTIVE
15
TO BE COLLECTOR
OFF HUGE DEBT
Road Supervisor Says Craven
County Loses $98,184
STANDARD SIZES FOR CONTAIN
ERS REQUIRED UNDER
NEW YORK STATUTE.
Twenty Cents On The Hundred
Dollars Will In The Future
Be Paid In Craven.
New Bern Man to Have Charge
Ohio Closes Up The
OIL KING, IT IS STATED, WILL
Members Of New Bern
Camp
Of The Local Customs
Office.
U. C. V. Met Here
Yesterday.
Financial Tran-
GIVE A MILLION TO
ESTABLISH IT.
Of The Year.
Annually.
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RAILROAD PAYS
PACKAG
JOHN D.TO BUILD
SCHOOL IN JAPAN
VETERANS
INCREASED
ANNUAL
MEETING
1
Baltimore a
Largest
MAKES
RECOMMENDATIONS
Bay Narrow Auto and Wagon
Tires Destroy Many
Roads.
R. E. Snowden, Craven county's road
supervisor and civil engineer, appeared
before the Board of Commissioners
yesterday and made a report of the
work he has accomplished since talking
charge of the county roads last Febru
ary. This report, extracts of which fol
low, was full of interesting facts and
proved of much interest to every member
tfUMMjlttl therein will be carried out as
closely and as soon as possible. Mr.
Snowden said:
"I' came to your county, to assist
you in securing a system of good roads,
February 10th, 1913. I found your
roads in a very badly neglected condi
tion. I have secured township main
tenance foremen for all the townships
except two and have promise of fore
men for those, if it is decided that you
are to continue to work the roads as
you are doing at presnet. The lack of
available labor and the neglected con
dition of the roads, made it impossible
to make any progress ttwarJs getting
the roadsjn shape until Sprin ;.
. Construction Convicts.
' found the convicts under the supcr
viflMWNf -Mr. Provo, when I came and
I find him a very efficient and capable
superintendent. He gets the greatest
amount of work out of the convicts
with the least trouble of any convict
superintendent that I have ever been
associated with on road work and has
his men under excellent control and is
always ready and willing to carry out
instructions and do anything to pro
mote the rapid completion of his work.
After I came we worked the convicts
ditching and widening the Oak Road,
and repairing roads in the 9th, 8th and
2nd Townships, until the.camp outfit
came, the middle of March. We then
moved to the Vanceboro Road (via
Bridget on) and began to rebuild that
road. The convicts have been steadily
employed on this road since; except
when working the county farm, and
have completed the clearing, grub
bing, ditching and shaping of about
five miles. There remains the deep
sand just beyond Bridgeton and near
Noah Fulchers to be clayed.
' Rebuilt Roads.
"I find that the roads already built
lack uniformity in width and crown;
that tie roads have been worked piece
meat, instead of beginning at one end
s ml Working continuously, until each
road was complete. I find that the
drainage has been neglected, espec
ially in getting the water out of the side
ditches, after it has drained from the
roadway.
"The roads that have not been re
built are too narrow, too flat, not prop
erty drained and lack generally the
essentials that go to make a good
road easy to travel and easy to main
tairt. Most of the bridges of the county
need repairing, especially the wooden
structures; the steel spans and the
(teed painting. Taken in a
Way and considering the small
meant' that has been spent on these
birftyfet, they are, due to your exceed
ingly competent bridge superintend
emf in good shape for the money ex
pended. ,
"The bridges on the roads that belong
to private citizens, range from fairly
goM to very bad; generally bad.
There is a sentiment through the county
that you should keep up the private
bridges required by the road, as they
say, is done in Lenoir and other counties.
I will advise that this would go far
towards securing better roads, by ob
taining uniformly constructed bridges
and xul verts and believe that it should
be" Sone; but that it would require
aa act of the legislature, as has been
done la other counties for your Board
to VeUeve the people of keeping up
their private bridges.
n
ES INJURED IN FIGHT
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Truck growers and shippers in and
around New Bern have been noti
fied and have made arrangements
to comply with the Brooks standard
package law which became effective
in New York last Saturday.
Several weeks ago the New York
commission houses sent notices to their
representatives in this section noti
fying them of the new law, the mam
features of which are contained below:
U) Containers for Vegetables, Pro
duce anti Fruit of Standard Size (a)
A barrel shall represent a quantity of
7,056 cubic inches or be of the follow
ing dimensions: Head diameter. 17 1-8
HAS BEEN FIFTEEN CENTS
Road Work Discussed At Joint
Meeting Of Commission
ers And Magistrates.
The road tax in Craven county will
in the future be twenty cents on the
hundred dollars instead of fifteen cents
as has heretofore been the case.
This was decided upon yesterday
when the Craven county Board of
Commissioners and the county Board
of Magistrates met in joint session at
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incues; .eng.u o c, o ... .., n thh
bilge, not less than 64 inches outside;
distance between heads not less than
2y inbjs, A variation of 1 1-2 per
enti IrfltJve or below will be allowed,
but the variation shall not be unifomr
ly below in a test of twelve barrels
taken at random.
(b) A half barrel shall represent a
quantity equal to 3,528 cubic inches
Road work was the chief topic dis
cussed at the meeting. The report to
the Board of Commissioners" by the
Magistrates dealt extensively with this
subject and was of much intertst
The work which has been done in con
nection with and on the roads of Craven
county during the past twelve months
was told of in detail. It showed that a
n r ' ti l ii a I i road supervisor had been engaged at
canacitv above or below will be allowed, j . ,
but in no case shall the variation
run uniformly below in a test of
twelve barrels taken at random.
(c) Containers other than barrels or
half-barrels shall have the following
dimensions: Two bushels, one bushel,
half bushel, one peck, half peck, quar
ter peck, one quart, one pint and hall
pint.
(2) Containers for Vegetables, Pro
duce and Fruit of Other Than Stand
ard Size Enumerated Above (a).
a salary of S150 per month to super
intend the work and that through his
etforts the thoroughfares of the county
were fast being improver
In their report the Magistrates
recommended that a physician be em
ployed to give his entire service to th
county and to place in his hands the
supervision of the health of the county.
This would cost about 2,000 annually
and that this amount be paid by the
county school boards.
Among the other important matters
ASSUMES DUTIES ON JULY 1
Four North Carolina Ports Have
Recently Been Consolidated.
Oscar A. Kafer, formerly owner and
proprietor of Kafer's bakery but who
has recently sold that establishment to
his brother and retired from business,
has been appointed as Customs Col
lector at the port of New Bern and will
assume his new duties on July 1.
Under a recent order the ports of
Wilmington, New Bern, Beaufort and
Elizabeth City have been consolidated,
this change to go into effect on July
1 and after that date all the business
will be transacted through the Wil
mington office instead of going direct
to Washington as has heretofore been
the case.
At New Bern, Beaufort and Eliza
beth City the offices will be kept open
and the amount of business transacted
through any of them will be practically
the same as has heretofore been the
case. B. F. Keith, who is in charge of
the Wilmington office, visited New Bern
and the other two ports last week and
made the appointments of the collectors
who will be in charge of the offices.
HISTORY TO BE COMPILED
1171 . ika u!n ontitmrfltrrl
. . , . ' , ,, taken up and recommended in the
above, the barrels shall be marked 1 f ,,
with bold, broad-faced letters at least ' "
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....... r . u uon lo ine eouii uuuoc oi nit- lh.hh
one inch in height in terms ol the
, 7 . , i- of large vaults beneath the present
fractional part of the barrel. For in- u.,n
tains three-!"U"U,"B' . " " " . , .
SURVEYING PARTY
CAPT URETWO
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fouths of a standard barrel shall be '. ' '
I Dryan Vigorously opposeo any such
which premeditated action on the part of
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.i ..!... .k.n k, m.,M ;,, i,i,i that he thought any change in the build-
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marked "3-4 barrel."
(b). Baskets or containers
broad-faced letters, at least one half
inch in height, given in terms of dry
quarts, dry pints mid half pints.
(c). Variation or tolerances on bar
rels or containers of other size than
those of standard size enumerated
above, the variation allowed in the
next size, smaller size will be allowed,
and in no case shall the variation be
uniformly below in a test of six con
tainers taken at random.
All markings of those other than
standard size shall be upon the side
or the top of the container and not
on the bottom.
Individual shippers who send their
produce direct to the New York
market should observe these rules
ing would ruin its architectual appear
ance and suggested that the office
of the Register of Deeds, where the
records are kept, be made fireproof
At this juncture, C. L). Bradham
chairman of the Board of Comiuis
siorters, stated that the present road
tax of fifteen cents on the hundred
dollars was inadequate to meet ex
penses and recommended an increase
J. C. Thomas, Jr., moved that the road
tax for the coming year be increased
to twenty-five cents on the hundred
dollars and seventy-five cents on the
poll. This was opposed and after
considerable discussion, the Board
agreed to make the tax twenty cents
Owing to the fact that the Board
had so much busness to transact
having their shipments refused
would Ik- well for those who have not
received a copy of the regulations
to cut this article from the Journal and
reserve for future reference.
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HOUR
Y
PASSES BEYOND
NESTOR OF NORTH CAR
OLINA JOURNALISM
DEAD.
the Chamber of Commerce who were
to have appeared before the Board
with a request that a section of th
county farm be set aside for demons
tration purposes, postponed this matter
until the next meeting.
WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN
DEER
New York, June 2. Word comes
from Japan that John D. Rockefeller
has agreed to give $1,000,000 to es
tablish a Christian university in that
country. According to this authority
he made the offer through Dr. J., R
Mott, general secretary of the Y. M.
C. A., who has lately been visiting
Japan in the interests of the World's
Christian Federation and is now on
the way home to complete arrangements
with Mr. Rockefeller.
Establishment of a Christain uni
versity in Japan has long been the am
bition of the World's Christian Feder
ation. Dr. Mott seems to have been
sent to Japan to examine the field
and to pass upon the practicability
of the project. He spent some .time
in Tokio in consultation with the
government authorities there. They
viewed the plan favorably. Then a
conference of missionaries was called
at Seiyoken, Tsukiji, at which details
were considered ans assurances of co
operation pledged. The conference
adopted a resolution of approval which
Dr. Mott is bring home with him.
As is known, while Dr. Mott was in
Japan, President Wilson tendered him
the post of American Minister to China.
The Japan News says that one of his
reasons for declining that office was
that he felt that the university project
on which he was engaged was more
important than personal honors for
himself and more beneficial than any
thing else he Could do toward the pro
motion of good American relations
in the Far East.
Deeds Of Valor Of Camp Mem
bers To Be Told In
Interseting Volume.
SELLS MOI"i&QNDS TO DO U
wl
Loan Csed BnvBet e:
Ntf. il Slr Incr
j in Yearly Eaa-ings.
rments. Road
-a
CHASE FLEETFOOTED ANIMALS
IN FASTNESS OF DISMAL
SWAMP.
Announcement
Aft. t Jun : 4 my offices and labora
tory will be permanently located in the
new hospital building at the corner of
Queen and Griffith utreetB, .
Respectfully,
DR. CATONi
Wi 'ming I on, June 4. -Dr. Theodore
Bryant Kingsbury, the Nestor of North
Temperature Slightly Below Sea
sonal In Eastern States.
Washington, June 2. The forecast
of the weather Bureau for the week,
issued Sunday, is as follows:
The distribution "of barometric pres
sure over the North American conti
nent and the adjacent oceans is such
as to indicate temperatures near or
slightly below the seasonal average
the coming week in Northern and
A deer is one of the most fleet-footed
animals in' the world and'to be able
to run one down is considered some
what a feat, yet several men employed
by the John L Roper Lumber Company
and who are now working in the
Dismal Swamp at a point about fifteen
miles South of Suffolk, Va., actually
did this a few days ago. Not only did
they capture one animal but were fortu
nate eriohgh to sdeure two.
In a letter received last night by the
Journ'nl from Hugh Dudley who is
employed as a surveyor by that com
oanv. the writer states that while
urveying near that point last Saturday
he and his assistants sighted two small
deer on a ridge some distance from the
spot at which they were working.
Some member of the party jokingly
suggested that they catch the animals
and the men at once began pursuit
Any one who hag passed through
the Dismal Swamp is familiar with the
variety of ground found there and can
well appreciate the efforts of the deer
chasers. However, strange as it may
seem, Mr. Dudley and his companions
actually ran the deer down and now
have them in captivity at their camp
at Corapcak, N. C, and according
to the contents of the letter the animals
arc enjoying their visit with the wood
men who so capably demonstrated
their ability to "hit the grit."
AnybowrCoI. RooseveiVjtfti not . say
that he did not enjoy the juleps he
did drink.
ARAPAHOE HAPPENINGS
B. F. Bennett of this city has puV-
chased the store and stock of goods
owned by M. L. Willis at Arapahoe
and will in the future operate the es
tablishment.
Services At Bethany Church. Mr
Weaver Enlarges Business.
(Special to the Journal.)
Arapahoe, June 2. The Rev. John
Waters of Wilson filled his regular
appointment at Bethany church yes
t 'rdav. mornimr and evening. The
house was filled to its capacity.
Arapahoe was the mecca of a large
number of visitors Saturday and yes
terday. Every one seemed pleased
with the new church building which
is near completion and will be dedi
ted in the near future.
The Ladies' Aid Society will give
an ice cream party on Saturday even-
ng, June the 7th, at the church hall
for the benefit of the church. Every
one is extended a cordial invitation.
Araphaoe has an addition to its
mercantile establishments. The owner
of the new store is Edgar S. Weaver.
Mr. Weaver started in business last
December carrying a line of Christmas
novelties. He found that it became
necessary for him to carry an as
sortment of goods. He thereupon
decided to open up a larger store.
F. X. Credle of Lowlands is here on
Carolina j mrnalism, died this afternoon Central states east oi me nocxy moun
tains and the lar Northeast, ana tem-
at 3:40 o'clock, aged 85 years. He wss
for a number of years editor of the Wils
mington Messenger, but severing hi-
connection with the latter paper several
years before its suspension some y tars
ago. He was one of the most fluent
writers in the State and when In his
prime was widely quoted not only in
North Carolina but throughout the
South. In recent yenn he hai lived in
retirement, contributing an occasional
article to the local an State papers.
NEW BERN MAN TO WED
The Journal acknowledges receipt of
the following Invitation!
uur.ng a melee near f ive rotnts "Mr. and Mrs. Je.se Rlggs will give
ounoay aiiernoon in wnicn .evCrttijfn mMritge ,n,jr daughter, Daisy
i in iet i , r,TO .fauUne to Mr. Don W Hamltllf m
hira Moses Spruill, colored, were pain
full Injured by being cut with a knife
or Maor. Davis' injuries were such that
a physician spent more than an hour
In' Batching-him up, while Spruill es-
with less damage to his anatomy.
sir was to have been investigated
i notice court yesterday afternoon
Dvl Was aot able to be pre-
sent aad the cast wss continued for a
, t. II I
The summer bathing drowning sea
son has been formally opened.
Ml
tot
the morning of Wednesday the elch
taeoth of June at s x o'clock. Mfsic
North Carolina. - The honor of your
pres nee is requested.
sir. oannight Is one of N-w Bern's
most prominent y..ung busiuess men
and is a son of Poitmaster and M s
J. S. Bunifht. Miss Kiggs is one of
Meslc s most charming and accons
pllshed young ladies and has a host of
friends in Eastern North Csrolitia.
tpi.. i
: kiiuoj commencement m too
often the end ofjrtudy.
TO HAVE "MINUTE DELIVERY'
peratures slightly above the seasonal
average in the Culf States and on the
Pacific slope. The precipitation dur
ing the week will be local and gener
ally below the normal.
"A disturbance that is now over the
jreat Lakes will move eastward and
cause local rains and thunderstorms
Monday in the Eastern and South
eastern States and it will be followed
by rising pressure and generally fair
weather for several days in the region
East of the Kocky Mountains. An
other disturbance will develop Tuesday
or Wednesday over the Western Plat
eau region and move Eastward, cross
ing the middle West Thursday or Fri-
iay and the Eastern States near the
end of the week; this disturbance will
attended by local showers and
thunderstorms and be followed by
cooler weather."
Death at Bridgeton.
Mrs. V. C. Hrooki died yesterday at
the family resident on C street in
Bridgeton, aged 64 years and seven
months. The funeral will take plae
this morning at 10 o'clock at the rest
dence and wlli.be conducted by Rev
R, E. Pit' man of Bridgeton. The in
torment will be in Cedar Grove ceme
tery. Mrs. Brooks is survived by her
usbsnd and three sons Nathan, Istac
and Jacob brooks.
Bakery Owner To Deliver Orders
In Modern Way. i
Alfred A. Kafer, owner and pro
prietor of Kafer's bakery, has purchased
from the Hyman Supply Company a
Studcbaker motor delivery wagon. The
machine will arrive this week and as
soon as it is placed in commission the
patrons of his establishment will be
given a "minute delivery service.
Among the other improvements mad
in the establishment by Mr. Kafer
is the ' adoption of perfectly sanitary
corrugated- paper shipping cases which
will be used in making shipments of
bread to points outside the city.
Patricks Were Here In Force
Hi
visit
George Pipkin of Baird's Creek was
ere yesterday, the guest of Adam
Bennett.
Miss Cassie Bennett arrived last
Friday on a visit to her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Bennett. She is teach
ing school at Lowlands.
Mrs. J. E. Reel and Mm Emily
Brinson returned home from Wilson,
where they attended the commence
ment exercises.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Willis of Baird's
Creek were here last Saturday and
Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brtnson and fam
ilv were here Saturday nad Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. brinson ol
Baird's Creek were here Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Brinson of Baird's
Creek were here visiting relatives
Saturday.
A belated observance of St. Patricks
Day took place last Sunday at the
Pope boarding house on Middle, street
To be exact, however, it was Pa ricks
day instead of the day oi Ireland
natron saint that was observed.
Guests for the day at the well known
boarding place were about twenty rep.
r senti'ivos of tbe Clan Patrick from
Q' if ton who had come over in automo
biles. W. H., A. L . Joel and Lloyd
Patrick aad th ir families formed the
party.
SUNDAY AND WEEK END EX
CURSION RATES, NEW BERN
TO WILMINGTON.
Via
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co
SI. 25 Tickets sold each Sunday
limited to date of sale.
S2.85 Tickets sold each Saturday
nd for forenoon'trains Sunday, limited
to reach New Bern returning prior
to midnight Tuesday following date
of sale.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAIL
ROAD.
"The Standard Railroad of the South
T. H. BENNETT.
Ticket Agent
T. C. WHITE,
General Passenger Agent.
Wilmington, N. C.
Yesterday morning every member
of the New Bern Camp of United
Confederate Veterans who could pos-
ibly be present, assembled in the hall
of the Daughters of the Confederach
in the Wolfenden building on Souyt
Front street for the purpose of hold
ing their annual meeting.
Since the last meeting several of
those who wore the gray in that his
toric conflict between the States have
answered the last roll call but the
majority of those remaining were
present at yesterday's meeting ar.d it
was one full of interest for each member.
The following is the official report of
the proceedings:
Annual Report.
New Bern Camp No. 1162 United
Confederate Veterans assembled at
the hall of the Daughters of the Con
federacy yesterday morning at 11 o'clock.
The Capt. Commander S. R. Street
called the camp to order and stated
that he was phisica lly unable to dis
charge the duties of his post and as
signed the command to Lieut. Com
mander J. W. Biddle.
The adjutant, J. F. Clark being ab
sent, Comrade W. N. Pugh was tem
porarily assigned to his post.
Applications for membership in New
Bern Camp were presented by S. B.
Parker, Co. K. 2nd Reg. N. C. Junior
Reserves. J. E. Avery, Co. F., 67th
N. C. Troops, Thos. E. Marshall and
Henry Lewis of Co. E, 67th N. C.
Troops and Geo. VV. Hill of Co. A
67th Reg. N. C. Troops.
On motion of W. R. Barrington, all
members who expected to go to Gettys
burg Reunion should at once give in
their names to the adjutant and the
f, II. mini, resnonded: L. H. Fields
E. J. White, S. B. Parker, E. Phillips
W. D. Abernathy, F. J. Wetherbee
B. O'Neal, J, B. Reel, X. N. Brock
H. C. Robinson, C. M. Pollock, J
W. Biddle, S. R. Street, B. G. Credle
J.E.Avery, W. A. Ewell, J. W. Wooten
and W. R. Barrington.
Comrade C. F. Hargett was electee
flag bearer.
On motion of M. E. Whitehurst, a
committee consisting of Comrades W
R. Barrington, W. N. Pugh and David
Brinson were appointed to get up a
complete history of New Bern Cam
No. 1162 U. C. V.'s from its inception
to date, and the Adjutant be required
to keep it on file in complete form
All members having any letters or
nancrs or any information relative t
the history of the camp were requested
to place the same in the hands of th
committee.
Comrade M. E. Whitehurst pro
nosed the donation of a suitable book
for such records and such assistance
as lay in his power, for which the cam
pave unanimous thanks.
Comrade M. E. Whitehurst was
introduced as the oldest veteran pres
ent being 80 years old, Comrade W
Barrington, in casting his ey
around the hall, espied an old Vetera
from Pamlico and introduced him a
the older, being 81 years, and just at
that instant, Comrade J. U. Sim
came tripping up to the adjutant's
desk and Comrade W. N. Pugh think
ing that he had them all beaten, intro
duced Comrade Smith as the veteran
sure enough, though he was stepping
very lightly under his burden ot 8Z
years. The question was thought then
to be settled, but almost in an instant
Comrade Jos. W. Kennedy of Cove
City walked up and bore off the honors
With the mark of 83. The four aged
veterans were requested to rise at
their seats which they did and were
omolimentcd by the camp upon
,i,..,. urttithfnl anuearancc as well
t-jtt it 7 - -rt
as their valor.
The Daughters of the Confederacy,
having prepared a dinner for the vet
erans, the Lieut, Commander formed
the column in front of the hall ana
the march to Redmonds Wharf was
begun. Upon arrival, the column was
greeted by a song from the Daughters
which the veterans enjoyea, tnougn
the most of them kept one eye on the
table.
The dinner was a grand success and
the devotion of the Daughters was
simply divine
Mav they live to cheer the hearts
of the Old Veterans as long as there
is one left on top ol the sod!
W. N. PUGH,
Adj. pro tern.
Bajtiinpr,..d, board of
directors iff; tfte IkiUfmore and Ohio
Railroad Company ye-terday brougl.t
to a pleafeing conclusion the largest
financial" transaction W the year by
paying out $50,090,000 in cash for the
redemption of a like amount of 4 1-2
per cent, three-year notes maturing
June I. That date fell on Sunday and,
in accordance with American custom,
the actual transfer of notes and cash
took plaCe the business day following.
In most European countries the cus
tom is to meet such paper the day before
its Sunday maturity. Accordingly
$10,000,000 Baltimore and Ohio
... .
notes held ahroad were taKeniupyon
Saturday by the company's financial
presentatives in Londaon. That left
he actual amount redeemed in New
ork $40,000,000. tf
The payment was made 'from the
proceeds of the $63,250,000 twenty-
ear 4 1-2 per cent, convertible bonds
Id, last winter.
The completed transactions leaves
rec and unincumbered in the Balti
more and Ohio treasury released se
curities to the value of between $75,-
000,000 and $80,000,000. Against this
sum there is not a dollar of obligation
or pledge. It is an asset that is clean
ly available for any future financing
that may be undertaken by the rail
way company.
It is stated however,, on authority.
hat the company is not now contem
plating immediate large expenditures,
deeming the time and conditions in-
pportune for further outlay on road
equipment.
This net issue of $50,000,000 was
one of the first acts of President Wil-
ard when he took control of the prop
erty about three and a half years ago. I
recognized even before he came to
he Baltimore and Ohio that it needed
large expenditures for tracks and
equipment before it couiu ne orougnt
to its full earning capacity. He insist-
I upon $50,000,000, though at first
the board was loth to assume so large
an indebtcdlness. Mr. Wilard insisted
ind his wishes finally prevailed.
With the money he has almost
holly reconstructed the road over
the Allegheny Mountains. Additional
tracks have been laid, new tunnels
built, freight yards provided and new
terminals established at all the im
portant points along the line in the
traffic producing centres. The results
of this good work art apparent in the
increased earning power, as the road
is now running from $7,000,000 to $10,
000,000 ahead of last year and nearly
double that increase from the periom
before Mr. Willard took the held.
In all he spent upward of $60,000,00
in this work.
MOVING
I P. 0. I
ON WILIINuTON
PILGRIMAGE OF ANT:
LERED TRIBE COMMENCES
Now Col. Watterson will 'think less
.'of Col. Roosevelt than ever. No Ken
tucky gentlemen will stand for such
I disparaging references to the mint
Julia.
The pilgrim ige of Elks from New
Bern to Wilmington for the North Car
olina Convention statted yesterday
when. William Dunn.Jr., T. C. Daniels
James H. Simmons, T. J. Marrlnor, R.
E. Davenport. Guilford Lewis, and T,
B. Kehoe left for the convention city.
Others will go Wsy, but the bulk ot
the New Bern party will go on tna
sp'cial train leaving heie tomorrow
m irnlng at 7 o'clock. .
New Bern expects to carry a larger
crowd probably thsn any other cily In
tbe itat', at all events the attendance
from this city will be very large ana
members f the delegation will have
every reason to feel satisfied with the
showing made
As ttated yesterday, tha Now Brn
contipgait will wear white trousers,
while shoe and sock, blue coata and
sfaw hats with purple bands, the pur
ple b ing tbe offl rial lor of the order.
The s -eeial train will be provided witn
a tiKifSTge car to which th Elks will
repvr )et befere leaching Wilmington
for the purpose of repieolng tholr trav
eling mHs with the special marching
outfits.
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3
Now we'll ec with what a lot of
good memories the Senate is not al- il
TfT!
    

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