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Published Jn Two Sections, even
Tuesday and Friday at Ko. 4 Pollock
L j. Land printing company
Two Month 20
Thre eMonths 25
Six Month '. -50
Twelve Months 1
Only in advance.
Advertising rates furnished upon
application at the office, or upon in
quiry by mull.
Entered at the Postoffice, New Bern,
N. C, as second-class matter.
It turns out that the Catholic priest,
was everything but a Christian.
We raise the cotton in this rcctior,
why not mam facture it also?
A good dose of electricity is the pro
per remedy for Rev. Schmidt's insanity.
Possibly more people would attend
chi.rch if the minister would announce
ball scores between hymns.
As long as there is a scarcity of base
ball pitchers it can be plainly seen
that the colleges are not doing their
Although the small boy will have
few more chances to be drowned while
bathing this year, he may be able
to connect with a gun during the
It is not certain yet whether Wilson,
Taft or Roosevelt was the cause of
the drouth in the corm belt, but this
matter will be gone into thoroughly
in the Fall elections.
Many editors arc expressing their
opinions of the lessons to be learned
from the recent Maine elections. Those
opinions might be subject to radical
revision should some other paper arc the very best people to deal with.
NEW COMET NEAR STAR OMEGA.
Has Peculiarities Not Heretofore
Observed In Sucb Bodies.
Chicago, Sept. 19. Another new comet
the second to be discovered this month
has been located definitely in the con
stelation Pisces, west of the Star Omega,
according to an announcement today
by President E. E. Barnard, of the
Yerkes Observatory, at Williams Bay,
Professor Barnard terms the new
comet "a remarkable celestial body"
and declares it is likely to prove of
absorbing interest because it exhibits
peculiarities not heretofore observed
in comets. It was discovered September
6 by Neujmim, a European astronomer
The first comet was found by Rev
Joel Metcalf on September 1.
The new heavenly body will not
become visible to the naked eye, but
can be seen through a five-inch tele
scope, according to Professor Barnard.
It is said to differ from the Metcalf
comet by being periodic.
Fall of the year is here and soon
you will begin buying in the winter's
supply of clothes, shoes, hats, house
furnishings, etc. Naturally ( u will
want to do your buying where you can
get the best values for your money.
That being so, the next question to
decide is how to find the merchant
who has the best bargains. That
I r blem is simple. Experience has
taught the progressive merchant that
the key to business success is to make
quick sales for small profits. Realising
this, the progressive merchant resorts
to the one expedient to increase his
sales, namely, advertising.
Therefore, all you have to do to find
the right places to make your purchases
is to peruse the advertising columns
of your newspaper. There the progres
sive up-to-date merchant displays his
wares for your inspection. When you
get ready to purchase you know right
where to go. The advertising columns
are a mutual benefit to both of you,
and not to the advertiser alone.
In each morning's Journal you will
find a list of these progressive business
men. There they talk to you of the
business propositio as they have to
offer you. It will pay you to read
these columns and to visit their stores
when you get ready to buy. The fact
that they advertise is evidence that they
ofTer an increase in salary.
A scientist has found a human skull,
which he claims is seven million years
old. This, if true, disproves Darwin's
theory that the human race descended
from an ape. Still, our dealings with
said race convinces that Darwin was
The Journal vouches for the reliability
of its advertisers. Trade with the
merchant who advertises!
The more you study the freight sate
question the more you wonder that
North Carolina has put up with the
treatment accorded her at the hands
of the railroads as long as she has.
Friday's News and Observer cites
an instance of unjust treatment that
i almost unbelievable. In this instance
The railroads are still making con
cessions. Possibly by the time the It"
islature meets they will have agreed ! the freight charges on a motor truck
to the State's proposition. They might from Springfield, Ohio, to Winston,
as well. I he Mate is tired ol paying
Thaw appears to have won a decided
victory over Jerome at last-. The case
is in the federal courts and the end is not
in sight. The decision of the federal
judge continuing the writ of habeas
corpus postpones the matter indefinite
ly should the governor of New Hamp
shire decide adversely in the matter of
extradition. Should the governor
decide favorably Thaw would be a
free man as far as New Hampshire
is concerned and could go and come
as he pleased within the limits of that
State. Should the Governor decide
adversely the foundation is laid to
carry the matter all the way to the
supreme court of the United States.
This means that Mattewan will
hold Thaw no more, soon, if ever.
Meanwhile, public sentiment seems
to be with Thaw. We have yet to hear
a single private citizen express other
than the hope that Thaw would event
ually win out. In the opinion of many
the notorious libertine, who was Thaw's
victim, got no more than his just
The relentless pursuit of Thaw by the
New York authorities looks more like
legal persecution thrn an honest dis
interested desire to return Thaw merely
because he is an escaped lunatic. If
he had been some ordinary poor devil,
his escape would have been considered
good riddance. Thaw should not be
persecuted because he ie reputed to be
But some old fogies still say that night
air is dangerous. In the first place
there is, of course, nothing in this old
superstition; and in the second place,
if there was anything in it, pray what
kind of air would you breathe at night?
True, night air is a little cooler, but
it has not a bit more moisture than day
air, in fact not quite so much. The only
difference is that after the sun goes
down and the air gets cooler the moisture
in it becomes more apparent. We see
the mist or fog and we shrug our
shoulders and shudder, "light Damp
night air!" It is the same principle
illustrated on frosty morning, when
you see the mist or fog from your
window. This occurs, not because
there is more moisture in your breath
in winter than in summer, but because,
when any air is cooled, the moisture
in it becomes more apparent.
So don't be afraid of night air, be
cause, after all, that is the only kind
we have at night. Remember, too,
that too much fresh air is just enough.
No compromise with the railroads
should be accepted that would benefit
one part of the State at the expense
of the other.
N. C. via Salisbury, 656 miles, is $144.
Freight charges on same motor truck,
Springfield, Ohio, to Raleigh, N. C. via
Salisbury, 772 miles, $115. Winston is
15 miles from Salisbury, and Raleigh
is 131 miles from Salisbury, yet the
freight is $29 more to Winston than to
Raleigh. Outrageous as this is, it is
nothing compared with the following:
Freight charges on same motor truck
from Springfield, Ohio, to Richmond,
Ya. via Salisbury and Greensboro,
880 miles, $43."
Does anybody suppose the people
of this State will put up with such
treatment much longer?
Copying a news article under a New
Bern date line, in which is chronicled
the fact that a young lady was seen
on our streets recently wearing that
newest creation in feminine attire
known as the slit skirt, the editor of
the Bayboro Sentinel proceeds to
comment thereon, and in said comment
gives evidence that he is the victim
of a chronic grouch, indigestion or may
hap he is entering into the period of
life known as "dotage," in which the
perspective is warped and the victim
sees things awry. Anyhow, something
b wrong. Listen to him:
"We are not going to take issue with
the News and Observer's New Bern
correspondent. We, however, must
think that the correspondent's term
"lady" was a misnomer, the term
woman or girl would, in our opinion,
have been better. This is however
nothing more than a matter of opinion,
but it is our opinion just the same.
It does not appear lady-like to us for
one to expose her person in public
on the streets in such garb."
What in creation ails the brother?
Has he lost his sense of the beautiful?
Has he become an artistic degenerate?
In wearing the slit skirt woman has
shown that she is progressive. For
fear that it hadn't been noticed, we
will mention that this is a fast age.
Last year woman wore the "hobble."
That proved to be a hindrance to loco
motion to the deceiver of Adam. What
next? In the process of evolution,
what could come next except the slit
skirt? The "hobble," h..wng "hedged
her 'round about" too closely, what
was more natural than to neatly slit
it up the sides? This gave more room
to the pedal extremities. Anyone
who has ever studied astronomy or
differential calculus will see that we are
And besides, think of the value
to the masculine eyesight. It has all
eyewaters, lotions, etc., shaded to a
fraz le. The blind have been known
to suddenly regain their vision when a
well built specimen of feminine beauty
passed, thusly attired. We'll admit,
though, that this is not a case where
"distance lends enchantment to the.
: Personals t
Friday September 17
Miss Lottie Mae Newkirk, who is
spending some time with relatives in
New Bern, came down yesterday to
ee her parents, Oscar Newkirk and
wife. Beaufort News.
Ex-Judge and Mrs. O. H. Guion
and daughter Miss Lida have re urned
from a visit at Asheville.
D. W. Coppedge, of Vanceboro,
was among the business visitors in the
city last evening.
Mrs. L. S. Wood left yesterday for a
visit w th relatives at Thurman.
Mrs. Pattie Nelson left yesterday
for Virginia, Va., where she will visit
Mrs. George Tilghma, o Caswell,
who has been a guest of her daughter
Mrs. George Bowden returned home
Clarence Crap in has gone to Marion,
N. C, for a visit with friends.
F. E. Brooks, manager of the Selz
Shoe Store, is seriously ill at Fairview
Sanatorium with an attack of acute
Will Bell left last evening for a short
visit with his family at Beaufort.
Mrs. George D..nn, of Beaufort,
was among the visitors in the city last
Mrs. J. L. Clark returned yesterday
from a short visit with relatives at
Miss Sallie Duguid, of Vanceboro,
returned home yesterday after visiting
Mrs. H. M. Groves accompanied
by her daughter Miss Lillie and Miss
Mildred Ball returned yesterday from
a visit at Bennett's Springs, Va. The
latter two young ladies were injured
there in a runaway several days ago
but have recovered from their injuries.
Mrs. L. F. Brown has been called
to New Bern by the illness of her
father, Mr. R. B. Blackledge Ra
Smith Paul, of Grant ;boro, was
among the business visitors in the city
The advance car of Barnt:m and Bail
ey's circus whilch will be seen in New
Bern on October 4, and which has been
in this section during the past few days
with a crew of men who are advertising
this coming attraction, was taken
to Pamlico county last evening and
that section will this week be filled
with advertising matter setting forth
the merits of the big show.
The Philathea class of the Tabernacle
Sunday School would appreciate a full
attendance at the Rally Day Services
this morning at 9 45. The class is
exceeding anxious to begin the winter
work with their us ml number present.
THE CONTENTS OF ALL BOTTLES
IS BY NO MEANS
Thirsty strangers who come to New
Bern and begin to look around for
"something" before they get away
from the union passenger station,
would do well to get several good looks
before they part with their coin in
exchange for a half pint or a pint of
During the past few days several
county visitors have been taken in
by a negro swindler who has been
working his game aroung the depot.
Yesterday afternoon a young white man
who said that he waa from Pamlico
co nty, approached Policeman Rowe
and told him that he had purchased
a pint of liquid which was supposed
to be whiskey but which turned out to
be colored water. The young man
wanted the officer to assist him in
recovering his money, but as he did
not know the man from whom he had
bought the "stuff" the policeman was
unable to aid him.
This is not the first case of this kind
reported to the police and in almost
every instance the purchaser of the
supposed whiskey has got the worst
end of the bargain.
We offered One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Testi
monials sent free. Price 75 cents
per bottle Sold by all Druggists.
Take Hall'sFamUy Pills for consti-tatiott.
By HARRY VAN AMBURG
"Mighty dull this lounging about a
hotel waiting for something," said a
man to another who occupied a chair
"Well, yea, rather. Cards la about
the only way to pass the time. And
the difficulty about cards is you must
get up a party to play 'em."
"I couldn't do that," aald the other,
"tor I don't know a soul socially In the
town. I expected to finish my busi
ness here today and get out this even
ing, but I didn't succeed."
"I know several men who board
here," said the other. "I was thinking
of getting up a little game of poker
this evening In my room, Ave cent ante
or something like that"
"I wish you would and let me In."
The party met, and the man who
didn't know any body was Introduced
by his friend to the others as Mr.
Wheeloek, the Introducer's name be
ing Junes. Tbey sat down to play
with a five cent ante, but kept raising It
till It reached a dollar. Mr. Wbeelock
didn't object and bet as high as any of
the party, sometimes winning and
It was not long before Wbeelock dis
covered that, though he neither lost
nor won much, the mouey he staked
was gradually passing out of his hands
and was supplied by uew five dollar
bills, all on the same bank. The fact
didn't seem 'to surprise him, nor did
be object to It He did not even com
ment upon It But Mr. Jones, from
whom the bills came, remarked that
he bad bad $1,000 paid him that after
noon at a bank and It bad been given
blm all In these new five dollar bills
on the bank from which be bad receiv
ed the money. This explained his hav
ing so much of It all of the same de
nomination. While the game was In progress a
bell boy rapped at the door and asked
If Mr. Wbeelock was In the room. On
being told that he wns he handed In a
bouquet of flowers. Wheeloek receiv
ed the flowers .with evident astonish
ment. When the others raited him at
having n sweetheart near at band he
looked embarrassed and declared that
he didn't know a woman In the place,
iind If he had "mnde a mash" he was
entirely unconscious of it
"However." he sttld, "gentlemen, I
trust that yon will drink to the lady,
whoever she may be, with me." And.
rising, he pressed the electric button
and on the arrival of a waiter ordered
a bottle of wtne. The quaffing of wine
and the game went on together after
this, but none of the men present seem
ed to core to drink to excess. Mr
Jones, in whose room the party were
wns especially abstemious, barely sip
ping his wtne.
But Mr. Wbeelock and one or two
of the others having finished the bottle,
the first named ordered another, and
when it had been left in the room
Wheeloek followed the waiter out for
some purpose and when he returned
shut the door and turned the key un
known to Gie others, ne then deftly
slipped it up Ids sleeve and after ro
sumlng his sent, befog hidden by the
table, transferred It to bis pocket
"It seems in nie." remarked one of
the party, "tint those flowers have a
Tery decided perfume,"
"Very decided." chimed In another.
"It makes me feel like turning In."
said a third.
"Perhaiw we'd better open a win
dow," observed the host "and get
some air. Would you otject, Mr. WtMe
Jones went to a window and trie,
to opeu it It seemed to be stuck. He
went to another, which also restates!
his efforts. Mr. Wbeelock seemed to
be Intent on the cards, but his mind
was on the windows. He had gained
access to that very room daring the
day and had driven a nail Into the sash
of each window.
Jones turned away with a frightened
look on his face. There were two
games being played In his room one
by himself, the other by Mr. Whee
loek. Jones staggered to the door and
tried to open It Finding It locked, he
looked more frightened still.
"Some one has locked as In here,''
be said. "We must get out"
He caught on to the back of a chair
The perfume from the flowers was
overcoming blm. He returned to the
window and made another effort to
lift the sash. He failed and was oo
his way to the other window when be
sank down unconscious. s
Meanwhile the others of the party
were also giving way to the effects of
the flowers and one by one either roll
ed down to the floor or bent over un
conscious on the table Wheeloek
counteracted the fumes hy holding a
rial under bis nose. When all except
himself had succumbed he summoned
waiter and directed him to bring thr
police as quick as possible. Tbey ar
rived In a few minutes and were much
surprised at the scene before tbero
several men asleep and money In heaps
on the table.
That nan," said Wbeelock, point
tag to Jones, "Is a counterfeiter. I an)
Parkinson, a detective. 1 tracked him
here, and the others, I fancy, are bis
colleagues. He has been trying to
shove his stuff on me for my good
money. Better pot the bracelets on
blm before be comes to himself."
When the party woke up tbey found
themselves In the bands of the ponce
Bat the only one "wanted" was Mr
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Office, Rooms 401-2-3 Elks
New Bern, N. C.
Practices in the counties of Craven
Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Carter
t, Pamlico and Wake, in the Suprem
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Do ycu wear a truss? If so, let me
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UKRN. N U.
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Hughes Building, Craven Street
NEW BERN, N. C.
It is less costly to secure
the services of a Graduate
Veterinarian than it is to
buy new stock.
Dr. J. F. Foley
Hospital and Office, 66
Broad St. Near J. A. Jone's
Street Corners Knew Them Early In
the Eighteenth Century.
Liquid blacking, alien as is now used
wns Invented early in the nineteenth
entiirr. Previously various mixture
There tire many allualous In elgbt
entli century lltertituro to shoeblacks
i ml Marking In toe London World of
Inn. 81. 1754. Edward Moore, deacrlb
nv the miseries of an author, says that
ie would rather buve started In life as
i shoeblack had he but had the mouey
lo buy or credit to procure "a Stool,
brush and blackball."
An old kind of blacking consisted of
ivory black, very course moist sugar
i nd water, with a little vinegar. A
mixture of whale oil and soot was ued
lit (tray's time. The author of "Tri
via" has several allusions to the "Mack
youth" who stood at street corners
then as now:
Hark) The boy calls the to his deetln'd
And th. shoe shines beneath his oily hand
Defoe makes his Colonel Jack de
scribe himself when a boy aa a d(rty
vagabond, "like a 'Black your shoes,
yoar honor? a beggar hoy, a black
guard boy or what you please, despica
ble and miserable to the last degree."
Here Is another quotation frees "Trk
sla" (17167): I
His trrbl. voir, resounds along th. mews.
And Whitehall echoes. "Clean your
or e shoaar
-London Notes gad Queries.
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people who really wish'to save and
yet pass year after year without
accumulating money, lies in the
fact that they wart ro see their
accounts advance- swiftly. They
lack the patience to build quietly
and steadily. It is only by patient
and persistent effort that success
in saving can be achieved.
You can begin with one dollar
today and in the course of a year or
two you will be pleasantly surprised
to see the results of systematic
savlngfwith the help of 4 per cent.
MAKE AN EARLY START.
YOU are never too young to
start a bank account. If you
want to save money, open an
account with this bank and deposit
any surplus money that you may
have from time to time. If you are
faithful to this plan, you will be
surprised to see how rapidly your
account will grow. We invite de
posits of $1.
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