North Carolina Newspapers

35th YEAR
Washington Baseball Enthusiasts
Find Supposed Girls Are
Small Boy Snatched Wig From
Third Baseman's
Washington, July 21.-The first In
ning of a baseball game between the
"Bloomer Girls" and a team of young
men nere ended in a not, when the
4,000 fanp who paid 35 cents each to
see the "Girls" play ball saw the "Girl,"
whr was playing in center field throw
the ball home all the way from the
furtherest part of the middle pasture.
That, and a suspicion of whiskers
on the face of the muscular blonde lady
who was capering about third vase,
started the trouble.
A small boy who bad slipped under
the side line sidled up to the third base
man and when the latter was watching
the batter reached up quickly and grab
bed the mop of heavy blonde hair
which rolled in lovely marcelle waves
under the baseman's cap. One sharp
jerk and cap and hair "came away,
exposing a closely cropped cranium.
Simultaneously a youth in the grand
stand shouted: "He, look at the pit
cher; she's chewing tobacco."
The the 4,000 fans surged upon the
field in one swiftly moving mass. A po
lice captain and half a dozen patrolmen
were swept away in the rush to inter
cept the "Bloomer Girls," who already
had started for the gate. They reached
It ahead of the crowd, but none too soon,
for hardly had they dashed throught
and across the street tq the clubhouse
nan the vaneuard of the rrmvrl
began to throw things. Bricks, pop
bottles and whatever came quickest
to hand showered upon the little build
ing in which the "girls" had barricaded
In the meantime another section
of the crowd, moreager for restitution
than vengeance, swarmed about the
ticket boxes at the gates and were pre
vented from mobbing the ticket sellers
only by the prompt arrival of the
reserves in an aumobile patrol.
The ticket sellers were placed in the
patrol wagon, which then took on board
the "Bloomer Girls" and drove rapidly
to .Union Station, where thev were
safely placed ion a train for Baltimore, j
whence they had come to Washington, i
Only one arrest was made by the
police, that of Charles C. Jones, a
AO .1.1 i. I ,
it-uiiiani , ud y ccii h uiu, wno was enargeel
'with disorderly conduct. Jones, old
as he is, led the rush from the grand
stand. Four weeks ago the Chicago Bloomer
Girls, who have been touring the
United States and Cuba, drew a big
crowd here and the game today was
supposed to be a return engagement.
The annual convention of the North
Carolina Good Roads Association will
be held at Morehcad City on July 31
ind August 1. This convention will
r-mphasize particularly road mainten
aoce, construction problems in the
various sections of the State and it
will b thrown open for a full and free
discussion on the parts of the delegates
of questions of local Interest.
A verv i nt f r.-cl I nc nrnoram lifts luwin
prepared for the occasion. Governor
Locke Craig. will be present and deliver
the address of welcome on behalf of the
Stale, and there will be a number of
other prominent men present to assist
in the meeting.
Excursion and week-end tickets can
be had on all railroads and the South
ern 'Railway Company will probably
operate a special train from the Western
Caro'lna section. The headquarters
of the Convention will be at the At
lantic Hotel.
rksdale, Miss., July 23. The
of Mississippi has brought suit
against the Illinois Central and
'axoo and Mississippi Valley Rail-
, asking (50,000,000 in penalties
leged violation of a law forbidding
Holt Damages Home Of Jack
" Pearce To Extent Of Five
Hundred Dollars.
Corn- And Cotton Damaged All
Over This Section Of The
Telegraph and telephone connections
from New Bern to other points in- this
section of the State were made Sunday
after having been out of business for
several hours on account of the storm
Saturday Sfternoon and night, and
communication with the outside world
was again possible.
According to all reports this section
suffered more from the storm than any
other point in the State. The rain
gauge at the local weather bureau
showed that about three inches of water
fell during that period. Cotton and
corn in Craven, Pamlico and Jones
counties was badly damaged by the
excessive downfall of rain and this will
cause a large loss to the farmers.
Lightning also caused much damage
at several places. At Polloksville
a bolt struck the home of Jack Pearce
and did damage amounting to at least
five hundred dollars. The front porch
was literally demolished and the roof
of the building was also badly damaged.
After striking the porch the bolt entered
one of the rooms on the lower floor
and played havoc there.
Just a minute or two before the light
ning struck the house M
Pearce's I
children were on the porch and but I
for the fact that they ran into the house !
as soon as they saw the threatening
clouds approaching there is little doubt
but that one or perhaps two of them
would have been seriously or fatally
Persons coming into the city 'yester
day by means of conveyances report
that the roads at a number of points
are badly washed out and that numbers
of trees have cither been blown down
or torn down by lightning.
There are a number of farmers in
this section of North Carolina and par
ticularly in Craven and Pamlico coun
ties who use intensive methods in
farming and that it pays them well
is demonstrated by the fact that
their crops are always larger than those
of their neighbors and the products
arc also better in quality.
Robert Woodard, of Pamlico, one of
Pamlico' county's most prosperous
citizens is, in addition to being the
owner and proprietor of a large mill
in that county, a farmer who uses
this method of producing crops and a
few days ago a Journal reporter had
the pleasure of visiting his farm.
Before beginning to farm Mr. Wood
ard read extensively on the subject,
especially getting information on scien
tific farming, from the pamphlets and
literature isseud by the State Depart
mcnt of Agriculture. He then selected
several acres of land near his borne
and gave his employees orders to pre
pare this for planting
Securing only the very highest grade
of seed and fertilizer he began to till
the soil and his efforts met with marked
success. Today he has one acre of
c rn which he claims -will yield him
oie hundred bushels which is four or
times more than the average
farmer gets from his land. This is only
one instance of where Mr. Woodard's
crops are larger than those of the
average farmer, but it is the same with
everything which he raises, and he has
the reputation of being one of the best
farmers in that section.
Washington, July 23. The arrest of
Robert H. Davis In St. Louis on'
charges of railing $5 national bank
notes to twenties is regarded as tm
tremely important by United States
secret service officials who announced
that Davis was responsible for the
raised notes which have been exten
sively circulated in Chicago and var
ious Teaas points since May. An
investigation of his career, officials
declared, disclosed that he was scnten
tenced at El Paso, Texas, in 1903;
to six years la the penitentiary for
coin counterfeiting. His home la In
Galveston where his bride of four mon-
Destroyed Barn and Stables At
During the severe thunderstorm
which visited this section last Saturday
afternoon lightning struck a barn
owned by Abner Wetherington who
lives at Tuscarora and this building
and an adjacent structure used as a
stable were destroyed by fire.
In the barn was a quantity of
farming implements and feed stuffs
and this also was destroyed. This
storm was the worst one of the summer
and much damage was. done by it.
No Hot Wave Looked For This
Week By Weather Bureau.
Washington, July 21. No hot wave is
looked for this week by the Weather
"The present pressure distribution
over the Northern Hemisphere," said
the weekly bulletin Sunday, "appears
favorable for the prevalence of moder
ate or, at least, not unusually high
temperatures over the greater portion
of the country during the comine
week. Over the south and southwest
temperature will probably be high at
times, but not so high as during the
week just ended.
"As to precipitation, prospects are
not very favorable and generally fair
weather may be expected over all
sections except the South Atlantic
and East Gulf States, where occasional
thunder showers are likely to occur.
"There are no indications of a West
Indian disturbance. "
Storm Was Severe at Pollocksville.
(Special to the Journal.)
Polloksville, N. C, July 21. A
very severe storm visited this section
Saturday afternoon. The rain fell
in torrents for three hours and was
accompanied by hail and a severe
electric storm. Everything on the
main street was submerged for a time,
trees blown down and some places
of business flooded. It is reported that
the hail did much damage a few miles
North of this place. The crops are
damaged to a considerable extent in
this section.
Newport, July 22. Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, with Master
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, jr., arrived
here early Sunday morning on Mr.
Vanderbilt's private car Wayfarer. They
were met by one of Mr. Vanderbilt's
largest automobiles, and the three,
with the young Vanderbilt's nurse,
went at once to Oakland Farm, Mr.
Vanderbilt's summer home in Ports
mouth, a suburb of Newport.
Their hom-coming had been pre
pared for, and a retinue of servants
was in waiting to greet the baby, who
never before had gazed on his American
summer home. There have been rooms
prepared for his babyship in a suite
adjoining Mrs. Vanderbilt's apartments,
and the head nurse with four assistants
and servants galore are looking out
for his comfort and convenience.
Although Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt
will remain at Oakland Farm through
out the summer, they will make short
trips to Mr. Vanderbilt's camp in the
Adirondacks and probably to other
points. However, the baby will remain
quietly at the farm, where he will have
the benefit of the bracing air directly
off Narragansett Bay and be surrounded
on every hi e by the health-giving
fragrance a small forest o( pines
and the . rs of many peach and apple
orchard ..
The baby will sleep in a room in
which every window is wide open
and at the door of which is stationed an
armed guard, changed twice every
night. During the day armed guards
will never leave the baby's side, and a
strict watch will be kept on whoever
comes near the boy. In the daytime
it is planned to keep the little fellow
out of doors all the time when the
weather is good, and on rainy days
he will be kept in his carriage on the
broad veranda of Oakland Farm
The plan is to give him every known
comfort and convenience, but to raise
him to become a sturdy, athletic man.
There Is a marked improvement
noticed this summer ia the campus
surrounding the Graded School. Dur
ing me vacation period in past years
the campus has Men allowed to grow
up in weeds and grass and was very
unsightly. Due in part to the efforts
of tho City-Beautiful Club this condi
tion has changed and at present the
piace is one ot the most attractive
in the city
Will Stop Fighting Forthwith
Only Greece And Servia
Will Do The Same.
An immediate suspension ut Arms;
And Settlement Of Issues
Are Looked For.
London, July 22. The new Bulgar
ian Cabinet under M. Radoslavoff,
have formally notified the European
powers of its readiness to order the
cessation of hostilities immediately
if the Powers can induce Servia and
Greece to take a similar course.
It is officialy confirmed at Bucharest
that Bulgaria has accepted the condi
tions laid down by Rouniania and has
also agreed to terms of peace with
Servia and Greece.
The Prime Minister characterized the
spectacle presented by the Balkan
States as "disheartening and repellant"
in a speech at the Chamber of Commerce
centenary banquet here lust night.
On the one hand, he said, were the
Balkan States drenching with one
another's blood the territory they united
efforts had freed from Turkish rules;
on the other hand was Turkey disre
garding the Treaty of London, on which
the ink was scarcely dry, and taking
advantage of the differences between
her late enemies to recover her lost
The powers, continued Mr. Asquith,
were doing everything possible to bring
the disputants to a peaceful conference.
Today it seemed likely that such a
conference would take place.
"We believe," he added, "that it
must result in the immediate suspension
of arms and a speedy settlement, upon
the terms of which, with a view to
what has happened, the great Powers
must and will preserve their own judg
ment." The Prime Minister warned Turkey
that if she were ill advised enough to
set the provisions of the treaty of Lon
don at defiance, she must be prepared
for the introduction of questions which
it would he by no meanslto her interest
to bring into the debate.
Squads of police defeated the efforts
of suffragettes to mob Premier Asquith
by clearing the streets in the neigh
borhood of the banquet hall before he
entered. Hostile crowds chased the
suffragettes wherever seen, forcing them
to take refuge in shops and offices.
The women, however, succeeded in
smashing several windows of the hotel
where Mr. Asquith is staying. Six
of t hem were arrested.
Ladies Asked To Prepare For Fine
Showing In Culinary Art.
All ladies intending to exhibit in the
Culinary Department of the Eastern
Carolina Fair this fall are asked
to bear their exhibit in mind in putting
up their fruit this summer. The Fair
Association is especially desirous of
having a large culinary exhibit this year
and the co-operation of the ladies
in the country is earnestly sought
Prizes arc offered and particulars as
to the same will be made known when
the premium book is published at an
early date. Ladies are urged to prepare
to take part in the work of making
the Culinary Department a great
success and to begin at once by putting
up their largest and finest specimens
of fruit, both canned and preserved,
with the view of exhibiting it at the
Eastern Carolina Fair. Exhibits arc
also requested and prizes will be offered
for bread, cakes, pies, rolls and in fact
anything in the culinary line.
There arc also prcmiuns to be offered
to girls under fifteen years of age,
full particulars of which will be con
tained in the premium book. Pending
the issuing of this book and at any time
information concerning the Culinary
Exhibit in any of its details will be
cheerfully furnished by the under
Mrs. N. HJ Strict, Chairman,
Culinary Department.
Eastern Carolina l air.
Kansas City, Mo., July 23. "Kiss
me good bye and I'll go away and never
bother you again."
With this request Albert Snyder, 36
yeirs old, appraoched his wife, Oli
vette G. Snyder, as she was about to
enter a downtown store where she
was employed as bookkeeper, threw
his arm about her neck and fired a bul
let into her forehead. He then fired s
bullet into his own brsin.
At the hospital it was stated re
covery of either was doubtful. Recent
ly Mrs. Snyder instituted proceedings
for divorce.
Duke of Roxburghe's Wife Hopes It
Will Be A Boy.
London, July 21. London society is
keenly interested in the result of an in
teresting event that is to take place
shortly in the ducal family of the
Upon this event depends the import
ant question of whether the title and
huge estates anil properties of the
Duke of Roxburghe shall he handed
I clown in direct line or revert to the
Duke's eldest brother. Lord Alastair
Innes-Kcr, heir presumptive
Although the marriage took place 10
years ago, there are no children.
Before her marriage the Duchess of
Roxburghe was Miss May Goelet, of
New York. Her marriage to the Duke
in May, 1903, was the greatest society
sensation of the season.
The fact that the couple have been
childless for 10 years had up to the
present made it appear certain that
Lord Alastair Robert Innes Ker or one
of his two sturdy sons would succeed
to the title and estates of the Rox
burghes. Like the Duchess, Lady Innes-Ker,
the wife of the Duke's brother, was one
of the most noted American heiresses.
She was Miss Anne Breeze, daughter
of the late W. L. Breeze, of New York.
She married Lord Innes-Ker in 1907,
and her eldest son was born a year
Very cordial relations exist between
the two households, but the Duke
and Duchess are naturally very eager
that their child shall be a boy, so that
the title and vast estates shall be his.
Although facing the possibility of the
loss of a great name and estates, Lady
Innes-Ker is quoted as expressing the
most generous wishes toward her
American sister of the nobility. It is
felt that the huge fortune of tile Duchess
is more admirably fitted to keep up
the splendors of the Roxburghes estates.
The Duchess is at present at her
London mansion, Chesterfield House,
and until recently was to be seen every
day driving in t he park.
New York, July 22. August Aulard,
a chemical engineer, of Brussels, ar
rived yesterday afternoon on the
Lapland of the Red Star Line, having
been sent by M. Hcllcputti, Minister
of Agriculture and Public Works of
Belgium, to attend as a representative
of the Belgian Government two farm
ers' conferences in this country.
The first will be a conference on cold
farming, or farming on wet lands, to
be held in Chicago in September. The
second will be a conference on dry
farming, to be held in Tulsa, Okla.,
from October 22 to November 1.
Charles A. Mead, State Engineer of
New Jersey, and a member of the Board
of Public Utilities, returned on the Lap
land. Mr. Meade was one of the 200
American engineers who went to Ger
many on the invitation of Dr. Von
Midler, head of the German Museum
of Munich.
The Americans were the guests of
the Verein Deutscher Ingcnleurcn, and
they visited the big German citicx.
They were presented to Emperors,
Kings and princes.
"One of the most striking things
about the German factories," Mr. Mead
said, "was their cleanliness, and they
can teach many American manufac
turers in this."
Charles Denby, American Consul
General at Vienna, arrived on the Cap
land with his two sons, Masters
Charles and Edwin Denby. r
Hiram J. Dunlup, the American Con
sul at Cologne, jyus also On the Lap
laud, accompanied by Mrs. Dunlap.
A woman jfssengcr in the second
cabin, who said she was carrying her
handbag with her wrist through the
handle, ml' sed the bag while the ship
was landing Iter pnsitngcrs. Thcrp
was $21 in the b ig, all the money she
Atlanta, Ga., June 23. Burglars
Mondav niaht entered a store here and
after v.-i ..... ... . ninhr waiehm.i n
E M Davill thnlst hlm int0 a arge(the General Electric Company, have
refrigerator. He was later rescued
by detectives who had been warned
that there would be an attempt to
burglarize the place. Davis was numb
with the extreme rold when the officers
discovered him. The detectives ar
rttted T. M. Reeves and R. W. Miller,
said to have lieen found ransacking
the store. A third man escaped.
BUCK stovaa and range. J.
Basnight Hardware Company, New
Barm, N. C.
Union Pacific's Preliminary State,
ment Shows Business Has
Been Good.
After Paying Dividends On The
Preferred Shares, A Surplus of
32 Millions Is Left.
New York, July 22. The Union
Pacific Railroad yesterday made public
a preliminary statement of its income
account for the year ended June 30,
which shows slightly better than 15
per cent, earned on the $216,633,000
of common stock. In the previous
year the company earned 13.8 per cent.
The surplus left after the payment of
dividends on the preferred stock is given
as $32,000,000, an increase of $2,563,
000 over 1912. Included in this is
3,800,000, representing two quarterly
dividends of 1 1-2 per cent, each on
the $126,650,000 of Southern Pacific
stock which the Sunreme Court en
joined the Southern Pacific from pay
ing as part of its order in the disso
lution suit. These dividends were naid
to other shareholders on April 1 and
July 1 and will be paid to the buyers
of the certificates renresentino the
Union Pacific's holdings of Southern
Pacific, It is maintained by the.
Union Pacific management that inas
much as the price received for the
Southern Pacific shares will be three
points higher on account of the accrued
dividends attached, it is proper to
credit this amount as applied to the
tares formerly in its treasury.
The Union Pacific had gross opera
ting revenues of $93,638,000 last year,
an increase ot S. 660. 000. Net earnines
after deduction of expenses and taxes
were $34,947,000, a gain of $3,728,000.
The income from investments was
517,918,000, a loss of $977,000, and the
fixed charges $16, 262, 00k, an increase
of $186,000.
The Union Pacific explains that the
estimated surplus does not include the
fourth quarterly dividend on Southern
Pacific Company stock, which is payable
October 1, and amounts to $1,900,000
although the corresponding dividend
for the previous year was included
in the surplus for 1912. Had this
dividend been included in the esti
mated surplus for the period recently
ended, the surplus would have been
534,522,000, or the equivalent of 15. 94
per cent on the stock. The October
dividend will probably not be included
in the price received for the Southern
Pacific certificates.
Next year's other income will not
include the $7,600,000 which Union
Pacific has been receiving on its invest
ment in Southern Pacific. As a partial
offset the company will have 4 per cent.
on its preferred and 6 per cent, on its
common Baltimore and Ohio stock
received from the Pennsylvania in
the exchange of $38,000,000 of Southern
Pacific stock for a like amount of
tJallimore anil unto and interest or
investment returns from the proceeds
of the sale of the remaining $88,000,000
of Southern Pacific stock.
N. S.
Norfolk, July 22. Six new electric
high powered motor cars have been
ordered by the Norfolk Southern
for use on the Norfolk, Cape Henry
and Virginia Beach division and are
expected to arrive and be put in use
within a few weeks. They will be used
for express service and will greatly
facilitate traffic, which, according to
the reports and comparisons of previous
years, has considerably increased th Mattocks and wife and others of Mays
year. Ivillc. Mr. and Mrs. Eubank came to
The new cars have all steel under
frame and will be equipped with the
latest devices and motor car improve-
mcnts. Motors, to be furnished by
been ordered and will be installed alt
er the cars arrive in Norfolk from High
Point, N. C, where they are being
Delivery was scheduled for June 1
but because of the unsettled condition
of the steel market, delivery was de
George Dalls, of New York, has
arrived . in the city and accepted a
oosition as soda dispenser at the
Athens cafe.
N. S.
Becomes General Passenger Agent
Of Atlanta, Birmingham
And Atlantic.
Succeeded By H. S. Leard, Dis
trict Passenger Agent
Of The Seaboard.
Much interest was expressed here
yesterday in the news that W. W.
Croxton had resigned his position as
General Passenger Agent of the Nor
folk Southern Railroad Company. Mr.
Croxton was a frequent visitor to New
Bern and was very well known to many
people here. He is to become General
Passenger Agent of the Atlanta, Bir
mingham and Atlantic Railroad. Of
Mr. Croxton's resignation the Norfolk
Virginian Pilot says:
"VV. W. Croxton, on of the most
prominent young railroad men of Nor
folk, has tendered his resignation to
President C. H. Hix of the Norfolk
Southern Railway, as general passenger
agent of thp line, to take effect August
1. On that dte Mr. Croxton will
become general passenger agent' of
the Atlanta, Birmingham and At
lantic Railway.
"He will be succeeded in the Norfolk
Southern official staff by H. S. Leard,
district passenger agent of the Sea
board Air Line Railway. Mr. Leard 'a
present headquarters are in Raleigh,
N. C.
"Mr. Croxton is a native of King
William county, Va., and is son of
Dr. William Virginius Croxton. He
began his railway career with the
Southern Railway starting as ste
nographer in the city passenger office
in Richmond and was later appointed
secretary to the Southern's general
passenger agent at Washington, D. C.
In 1904 he was made passenger agent
at Norfolk and two years later was
promoted to the passenger agency at
New York City. At the opening of
the Jamestown Exposition he was
transferred to Norfolk to handle the
exposition traffic and remalined here
until September, 1908, when he was
sent to Baltimore.
"A year later he was appointed
assistant passenger agent ol the .Nor
folk Southern, promoted to general
passenger agent on September 1,
1910, and served under the receiver
ship also under the administration
of E. T.Lamb. For nearly a year Mr.
Croxton acted as general freight agent
upon the retirement of Traffic Manager
B. L. Bugg.
"The passenger service of the Nor
folk Southern under Mr. Croxton's ad
ministration has been greatly improved,
the schedules have been revised, par
lor cars have been put on the line
and night trains added with Pullman
sleeping cars bewtcen Norfolk and
Raleigh and Norfolk and Goldsboro,
placiu;; the Norfolk Southern on a basis
that compares favorably with many of
the larger lines.
"Mr. Croxton's new connection, the
Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic, is
a line nearly 700 miles in length, ex
tending from Birmingham, which is
the coal, iron and steel center of the
south, to the coast at Brunswick,
Ga., where the road owns extensive
terminals. The A. B. & A. road has
branches into Atlanta, Thomasville
and Waycross, Ga., and also has an
entrance into Florida over the Sea
board from Thalman, Ga.
"While he was connected with the
Southern Railway Mr. Croxton spent
several winters in Florida and he is
familiar with the territory in which
his new interests lie."
Mrs. W. M. Eubank, of Maysville,
died Tuesday afternoon at her home
in that place and the body was carried
through here Wednesday morning en
route to Pitt county, the former home
of the deceased, for interment. Mrs.
Eubank leaves her husband and five
children, the youngest of whom is
only a few days old. Accompanying
Mr. Eubank on his sad errand to Pitt
county were r. M. Jenkins, 1-rank
Maysville from Pitt county about ten
years ago. Mr. Eubank is the proprietor
of a saw mill and also State agent for
the Great Western automobile.
LOST One double case gold wartch
in or near Oriental Thursday. Liberal
reward if returned to Journal Office
of S. W. Ferebee, Stonewall, N. C.
Will am your Rheumatism
Neuralgia, Headaches, Cramp.
Colic, Sprains. Braises, Cat asd
Barns Old Sorae. S tines ol Insects
Etc. AatiaMHBtMAaefM, used in
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