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No; 147
35th YEAR
Mrs. Esther Conway Underwent
k Horrible Experience In Ons
P msff ,ow County.
Was Found Yesterday Morning
In An Unconscious Con
dition. To be lost in a dense wood for more
than twenty-fours with only wild beasts
for companions, with the rain falling
in torrents and without shelter, was the
experience which befell Mrs. Esther
Conway, an aged lady who lives near
Hubert, Onslow county, Monday night
when she wandered away from home
Mrs. Conway is eighty-five years old
and is naturally very feeble. Monday
afternoon she started out for a short
walk and following' incidents proved
that . she lost her way in the woods,
and in an attempt to find the road,
continued to go further away from all
The hour for the evening, repast
arrived and when Mrs. Conway did
not return her relatives became alarmed
and started a search for her. For several
hours they scoured the locality, but
their search proved futile and they
were forced to return home. During the
night a storm passed over that section
and the wanderer was caught in this
and received its full benefits.
Yesterday morning the search was
continued and Mrs. Conway was found
in the woods at a point more than a
mile away from her home. When loca
ted she was Jeaning against a tree and
was unconscious. Restoratives were
given her and she soon revived, but is
still in a precarious condition from the
effects of the exposure she recived
during the night. To spend the night
alone in the woods under such condi
tions as those through which Mrs.
Conway patsed is a trying experience
and one which even the most
fearless person would- no care to under
take. Naturally very feeble on account of
her extreme age, it is feared that the
exposure will prove serious to Mrs.
Dr. Ernest Dunn has been appointed
Chief Marshal for the approaching
Eastern Carolina Fair and, in a few
'days will make public his list of as
sistants. In addition to having charge of all
the public events during the Fair,
the marshals will have a number of
duties to perform. On the opening day
they will head the big parade which
will traverse all the principal streets
of the city, thence going to the ground
where the Fair will be officially opened.
One the many social features in
which they will participate will be the
Marshal's Ball which will be held during
the close of the week. This will be
one of the most brilliant social events
of the season and wil be largely at
tended. Dr. Dunn's assistants will be se
lected from points all over Craven
and ad oiniig counties.
Hill Failed To
quired Bond.
Give Re-
Daniel Hill, colored, who was ar
rested several days ago near Stella,
Carteret county by Deputy Collector
J. E. Cameron and Deputy Marshal
Samuel Lilly, was arraigned before
U. S. Commissioner C. B. Hill yester
day morning on warrants charging
him with violating the Internal Revenue
law by operating an illicit distillery
and retailing spirituous liquors without
a government license.
Journal readers will remember that
Hill was taken into -custody just after
the revenue officers had found an eighty
five gallon still on his farm, but despite
n ich overwhelming evidence he denied
knowing the still was on his place and
i lso denied having sold any whiskey
i t any time during his life. However,
icgardless of the defendant's assertions,
( 'ommissioner Hill found probable
cause and bound htm over to the next
"term of Federal Court under a bond of
two hundred dollars. In default of
bond he was committed to jail.
The revenue officers are firm in their
belief 1 1, it other parties are implicated
with Hill in the operation of the dis
tillery and every effort will be made
to bring them to justice. -
Whan a man's enemies makes a dis
p'ay of friendship he always wonder
what I o has that they want.
Superintendent H. B. Craven Pre.
paring For Beginning Of
Fall Term.
Expected That Enrollment
Be Larger Than Ever
Prof. H. B. Craven, superintendent
of the New Bern Graded Schools, has
returned from the Western part of the
State where he and his family have
been spending the summer and prepar
ations are now being made for the open
ing of the schools on October 1.
The enrollment at the opening of the
.t term was larger than ever before
in the history of the school, but it is
expected that the number of pupils
will be even latger this time. Arrange
ments are being made to take care
of every pupil if there is the least
possible opportunity, and while some
of the grades may be crowded for a
while this condition will be changed
as soon as the new building is erected.
Next Monday morning at 10 o'clock
all new and condition pupils are re
quested to call at Superintendent
Craven's office in the main building
for the purpose of being examined
and assigned to the proper grades.
There will be a number of these pupils
and parents are reauestcd to have
their children at the office as early as
On Tuesday, the following day, the
first meeting of the teachers will be h,eld.
There will be several new teachers
this term, and it is Prof. Craven's
desire to Have every one of them present
at this meeting so that the work for
the term may be planned and other
matters of importance can be discussed.
Doubtless there is not another public
school in the State where the teachers
are so closely banded together as in
the New Bern schools and this, in a
measure, accounts for the excellent
records made by the schools. Frequent
teachers' meetings and general dis
cussion of new ideas by the faculty
cannot but prove beneficial and helpful
to each member.
No child will be allowed to enter the
school who has not been successfully
vaccinated during the past five years,
Some schools have this reauircment
but do not enfore it. However, in the
New Bern schools the requirement
is enforced and every pupil whose record
is not already in the possession of the
superintendent is required to show a
certificate from a physician to this
S. M. Brinson, county superintendent
of public instruction has returned
from a visit in Western North Carolina
and within a few days the rural schools
will be opened for the fall term.
J. Leon Williams, secretary of the
Eastern Carolina Fair Association still
has several hundred postal cards con
taining views at the Fair grounds
which atc being given away to those
who call at the Chamber of Commerce
rooms. there is no telhne how lone
the supply will last and the first come
will be the first served.
On account of the Barnum and Bailey
circus which exhibits in this city on
October 4, the Norfolk Southern Rail
way Company are offering very re
duced rates to New Bern. A schedule
of rates from various points wi 1 be
found e sewherc in this issue of the
(Special to the Journal.
Maysville, Sept. 22. There will be a
lawn party given on the grounds pf
Hopewell church. on Thursday night,
November 2d. Dainty refreshments
will be served by the ladies of the
church and the proceeds will be used
for the benefit of this church. Every
body is cordially invited and a good
time is assured. Mrs. E. M. Foscue,
Mrs. I. N. Saunders, Mrs. S. H. Wa
ters, Mrs. John Maides, Miss Toncha
Dixon, Committee.
New Star Theatre
s now open to the public, showing the
very oest and latest pictures.
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inu meatre is built on the plan
nf (ho fir.f -I-,.. ...: t. ..
. ""uviug-piciure theatre
ot larger cities.
n coraial -invitation is extended
all visitors while in New Bern to visii
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mcairc, ana lor the v s t
un beiufit the management announces
that tney will atart matinee daily at
s.ociocic, so that one can have ampleJ
nine io see tnc snow before leaving
evening train leaving the city.
We show the best and choicest pic
tures that can be procured.
Absolutely fire proof.
Delightfully ccol and confortable.
Every sanitary precaution observed
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maunce aaiiy at 4 o'clock. Ex-
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mvm music. continuous show at
nigtit starts at 8 o'clock.
A telegram received last night by the
Journal from Baltimore, Md., stated
that the court-martial of Captain
H. B. West, commander of the revenue
cutter Pamlico which is stationed at
this port, was concluded yesterday after
noon at 5 o'clock, and that the findings
of the court were sealed and forwarded
to Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo.
As usual the hearing was held behind
closed doors and the decision will
probably not be made public for sever
al daysi
Captain West left New Bern on the
cutter Pamlico when she sailed for Bal
timore several weeks ago to undergo
repairs and be equipped with wireless
apparatus. Charges that he had ne
glected his official duties and
At the last term of Craven county
Superior Court Lewis Green, colored,
was sentenced to a term of ten years
in the State prison. Green was taken
to Raleigh and placed in that institu
tion on Monday following the close
of the criminal term of court and has
therefore spent about three weeks be
hind those grim walls.
That Green is by no means infatuated
with his place of abode is evidenced
in a letter which he wrote to Sheriff
R. B. Lane a few days -ago. Sheriff
Lane was very kind to the negro while
in the county jail and the latter seemed
to almost worship him in return. Green
says that he wants to get out, that he
would give anything in the world
to be back in New Bern and that
if his friends will help him to get outside
the prison walls, in a lawful manner,
that he will at once reform.
Although humorous to the extreme
the letter is in a -manner pathetic.
Green is one of the most notorious ne
groes which have infested New Bern
during the past-few years, and he has
given the police and county officials
no end of trouble and this fact doubtless
caused the presiding judge to do away
with leniency in sentencing him for
highway robbery..
Benton, III., Sept. 24. A race riot be- j the streets met similar treatment,
tween American and Polish miners was Fifty polish miners were arrested to-
begun on the town square here tonight
as a result of the double murder last
night of Ewell Hutchins and Quincy
Drummons, killed while returning from
a Polish dance where they had fur
nished the music.
The disturbance soon assumed such
proportions that Mayor Espy swore in
25 extra policeman and sent for the
sheriff of Franklin county. The mayor
then mounted a box in the center of
the square and sought to pacify the
Americans. In spite of his address
trouble started.
Twenty-five foreigners who appeared
on the square were severely beaten and
pursued to their homes in the Polish
colony. Every other foreigner found In
A telephone message received last
night from the Journal's correspondent
at Vanceboro stated that fifteen bales
of cotton sold dn that market yester
day at thirteen and one quarter cents.
per pound. The farmers in the vicinity
of Vanceboro are getting the cotton
out of the fields very rapidly and are
getting it ' on the market without
delay. '
(Special to the Journal.)
Concord, N. H., Sept. 23. Former
District Attorney Jerome sprang ano
ther surprise today during the pro
ceedings on the extradition of Harry
K. Thaw when he announced that the
prisoner had been secretly indicted
by the Grand Jury of Duchess county,
New York for conspiracy in connec
tion with his escape from Mattewan.
This announcement was made to
refute the main contention o' the pris
oner's attorneys that their clienfcould
not be extradited since there was
no charge pending. Practically the
entire session today was given up
to arguments by Jerome and Ex-
Governor Stone of Pennslyvania who
is Thaw's chief counsel, for and against
the granting of extradition papers.
After hearing the arguments on both
sides Governor Felkner reserved de
cision until Monday. The arguments
ended at five o'clock this afternoon
had conducted himself in a manner
unbecoming to an officer and gentleman
were preferred against Captain West
and on September 10 Secretary of the
Treasury McAdoo ordered a court
martial. The court was composed of Captain
D. P. Foley, president; Captain J. H.
Chalker and Captain H. Emery.S econd
Lieutenant J. L. Ahern prosecuted
the charges for the Government and
Second Lieutenant William Williams
acted as recorder.' 1
Captain West has' had charge of the
Pamlico for more than a year and has
spent much of his time in New Bern
and has many triends here who are
greatly interested in the ultimate
outcome of the charges against him.
Elizabeth City, Sept. 24. Mrs. Leon
White, of Poyner's Hill, Currituck
county, under arrest on the charge of
murdering her husband several weeks
ago, was brought here this evening.
Before Judge Bragaw in habeas corpus
proceedings to be admitted to bail.
Solicitor Ehringhaus, for the State,
agreed to accept bail without argument,
and the bail was fixed in the sum of
Leon White, her husband, was found
lying in his bed at Poyners Hill one
morning several weeks ago, with a bul
let hole in his head. He died without
regaining consciousness and Mrs. White
was suspected of the crime, as they were
at "outs" over some property at the
time. The coroner's jury examined the
evidence and returned a verdict charg
ing her with the crime. Since then
Sheriff Griggs had kept her in his home.
Mrs. White is an aged woman, is the
mother of 15 chilren, 11 of whom are
living. She has eight children with her
who are dependent upon her. Three of
therrr are now stricken with" diphtheria.
Much sympathy is felt for her in Cur
rituck county, and the bail was readily
made up this evening by friends who
were in attendance upon the hearing.
day and arc being held pending an in
vestigation iijto the double, murder
Three other miners implicated by the
testimony of the arrested men at the
coroner's inquest arc being sought by a
posse of 75 men Jed by the sheriff.
The story of the murder was brought
to Benton by Harmon Wyant, the third
member of the party of musicians, who
escaped with a bullet wound in the arm
and an injured head.
Wyant and the party of Americans
left the dance hall at 11 o'clock last
night. Shortly before midnight they
were waylaid by a party of about 10
miners and attacked with revolvers and
clubs. Wyant said he did not know why
they had been attached
H. S. Hancock, the contractor who
has in charge the work of erecting
the new building around the city's
electric light and water plant, is making
good progress with this structure.
The walls have been completed and the
iron roofing which is to be placed on
the structure has arrived and will
be placed in position as soon as possible.
and court was adjourned until tomorrow
In his address Ex-Governor Stone
bitterly attacked Jerome, openly ac
cusing him of trickery and deceit in
the conduct of the case.
Thaw's mother, and Mrs. Mary
Copely Thaw arrived here last night
Mrs. Thaw said:
"I have come to give Harry the sup.
port of his mother s presence in his
fight to keep away from the fnad
It was the second attempt of the fu
gitive s mother to meet him since his
escape from Mattewan. Although in
feeble health, she has made the long
trip from her home at Cresson to
Montreal a few weeks ago in the ex
pectation that Harry would be brought
into court there. But the unexpected
action of the. Dominion immigration
authorities in banishing him from
Canada which resulted in his coming
to this State, made her journey fruit
Government Nabs Colored Hack
Driver Who K Is Claimed,
Violated Revenue Law,
United States Commissioner Has
Many Intricate Cases To
Dispose -Of .
rataAti- - I
"Allan Joyner, colored, was. given
,. . , . j 'tsnappca in mow nans uurmg tin- winter
preliminary hearing ! before Unitetitif ,, ,, . . , .
' ,. ' . . WBspcially is the air chill early in the day
States Commissioner "C B. Hill yeBter
day morning on a warrant charging
h m with retailing spirituous liquors
without a government license. Joyner
pleaded not guilty but the evidence
was of such a nature that Commission
er Hill found probable cause and bound
the defendant over to the next term
of Federal court under a bond of two
ljundred dollars. In default of bond
he was committed to jail.
This is a case in which several very
intricate points of law are at issue.
Joyner has been engaged in the opera
tion of a hack in this city and when two
strangers came to town a few days'
ago and began to look' around for
something, ' it is claimed that Joyner
agreed to get this "something" for.
them. According to the evidence!
the two men got in Joyner's hack
and were taken to the home of a coJ
pred woman in the northern part
of the city.
The woman was told that the men
were in search of whijskey and, she told
them to wait for a few minutes and she
would get it for them. Going into a
back room she secured two bottles
of whiskey and returning to the room
in which the men were waiting, placed
on a table. the witnesses claim
that they paid Joyner. Now the ques
tion arises as to who sold the whiskey.
The woman supplieedthe liquor and the
man received the money for it and so
far as was shown during the trial
did not turn this over to the woman.
However, Commissioner Hill was of
the opinion that Joyner is the guilty
man and acted accordinlgy. It now
remains for fhe jury to unravel this
knotty problem.
The Government's officers are often
at sea as to what action to take in mat
ters of this kind, and Commissioner
Hill has had his share of this variety
of case of late. Tomorrow he will
have another case before him that will
be equally hard to decide. In this case
George Wood, a colored seaman, .is
asking that the government compel
S. Jackson, Mayor of Vanceboro
and owner of the river 'Steamer Vance
boro, to pay him forty dollars w hich
he claims is due him for serviced
rendered on the boat.
Commissioner Hill has consulted
with Mayor Jackson and the latter"?
lenies that he owes Wood a single
penny and in tact says that he har
never employed him. On the other hand
the negro appears to be perfectly hones
in his assertions that he worked fifty-
one days on the boat and has only
received three dollars.
Naturally a case of this kind attracts
attention, and the Commissioner's de
cision will be awaited with interest.
(Special to the Journal.)
Maribel, Sept. 24. The following
invitation has been issued:
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Flowers request
the honor of your presence at the
marriage of their daughter Annie Mae
to Mr. L. Grady McCotter, on Wed
nesday evening, October the eighth,
19f3, 'at seven o'clock, at home.
Maribel, North Carolina;
CINATION. Trenton, Sept. 24. Raymond F
Clee, five, and Katherine Flynn,
whose homes arc in Morrisvilk, a
the Delaware River from this city,
of lockjaw In Mercer Hospital here to
day as the result of infeetion following
vaccination. ,
The children did not guard the wound
on tneir arm irom abrasion and tne
fatal disease followed when their blood
was poisoned through contact With their
clothing. As the laws of Pennsylvania
require pupils to be vaccinated before
taking up school work the little ones
had their arms treated Sept. 1.
Raymond Clee had not been enrolled,
but the parents had him vaccinated at
the time the doctor called on his older
After the wounds had become irrita
ted it is said the clothing rubbed against
the arms or two days before they were
bandaged and even then no antiseptic
T" !
was applied.
Local Sage Predicts An Extremely
Severe Winter.
The cool weather which has prevailed
during the past few days has had
I the effect of bringing out many of the
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and at night and a heavy covering
oyer one's body does not feel at all dis
Some weather prognosticator here
abouts has predicted that the approach
ing winter will be one of the most se
vere in many years. 1 his discouraging
forecast has evidently gone the rounds
and many are taking time by the
forelopk and purchasing a goodly
supply of wood and coal while there is
yet time to get it at a comparatively
ow price. Dealers in clothing are also
having a demand for winter suits.
. The Williams-Brewer Millinery Com-
pany, located at the corner of Pollock
and Craven streets are now open
apd the display of seasonable and
attractive headwear which is to be
found at this establishment is very
extensive. Misses Nita Williams and
Clara Brewer ar in charge of the store
and are being assisted by Miss Mary
Steffy, of New York. The ladies of the
city are extended an invitation to call
at their establishment and view the
display of hats.
All next week the patrons of the
Athens Theatre will have an oppor
tunity of seeing one of the best musical
comedy companies travelling in the
South this season. This company is
Jack Amick's Pennant Winners and
is composed of twelve people, mostly
girls. They will give their first per
formance next Monday night.
' Washington, Sept. 24. Secretary
Brl'hn says he does not mind discussing
tor source of income, but he thinks
it is going a little too far to ask him
-to make public a detailed account
oil his private expenses. A speech by
Senator Martine, defending the Secre
tary's Chatauqna lecturing, in which
tbeSenator said Mr. Bryan was sun,
porting mission students in Japad
brooght many inquiries today. ,
The Secretary issued this statement:
"We are not educating any boys in
Japan. A Japanese student lived with
us for about five years, but returned to
Japan in 1904. Senator Martine's re
marks probably refer to students whom
we -have assisted in other parts of Asia,
but I do not consider it necessary
to discuss the matter. I have discussed
the source of my income, but I an not
yet convinced that the public requires
me to discuss each contribution which
I see fit to make to a worthy cause.
Ne? York, September 24
While playing in front of her -home
last night, Esther Natilo, seven,
53 Spring street, ran under the
wheels of a westbound Spring street
cross tew n car and was crushed to death.
The motorman, F rank Demio, of No.
56 Varick street, became hysterical after
the accident and was with difficulty sub
dued by policemen from the Mulberry
street station. The accident attracted
great crowds from the tenement district.
but tio threats of violence were made
against the motorman.
According .to the police, this is the
first fatal accident on the Spring street
line since the new storage battery cars
were installed. .Because of the slowness
of the cars, they say, many children
race alongside th rn through the streets
Some girls never get over being roman
tic while they remain single.
Three Thousand Persons
Attended Mass Meeting
at Raleigh Yesterday
Governor Craig Recom
mends That Railroads
Proposition Be Accepted
(Special to the Journal.)
Raleigh, September 24
At a m iss meeting attended by more
than three thousand people and held ,
at the City Auditorium this afternoon,
Governor Locke Craig made an address
in which he recommended the accept
ance of the railroads' proposition
to give the inland towns of the State
a reduction of twenty per cent in freight
rates and to abide by this for a period
of two years, the railroads having
withdrawn the majority of the condi
tions. The Governor advised that it be
made clear to the railroads that the
State does not waive the right to con
tinue to seek redress on rates not
covered in the proposition. He offered
no comfort to the cities and towns lo
cated" on the coast and which have
water transportation, saying that they
already have lower rates than the other
parts of the Slate.
E. J. Justice criticised the attitude
of the coast cities and towns, declaring
that they have a remedy for their own
troubles by developing and utilizing
their water transportation facilities.
Dr. H. Q. Alexander, president of the
Farmers' Um on, denounced the Cor
poration Commission because it has
not used its powers to secure reductions
in intra-State rates. His address
received more applause than any
other- address during the meeting
However he did not advise the accept
ance of the proposition as to inter
State rates.
Resolutions were adopted declaring
that the proposition was incomplete
and unsatisfactory after which the
meeting was adjourned until tonight.
Fully as many, if not a larger number
of people were in attendance at the
meeting tonight. A number of speeches
were made and the sentiment expressed
in these in opposition to the proposi
tion of the railroads was even stronger
than during the afternoon session.
Charles L. Ives, of New Bern, a member
of the committee of 'ten men who
have previously conferred with Govern
or Craig in regard to the rate question,
made a strong talk in which he set
forth, in an able manner, New Bern's
reasons for protesting against the
acceptance of the proposition.
At the close of the meeting Judge
Council, who is a member of the
Legislative Committer, gave out an
interview in which he stated that this
body would recommend to the Legis
lature that the proposition of the rail
roads be accepted providing there were
no strings attached. The matter is
now up to the Legislature and their
action in disposing of it is awaited
with much interest.
From all indications it seems as
though the coast cities and towns
will lose out in their fight and will be
compelled to sit by and see the inland
towns handed a much lower-freight
rate while they continue on in the future
as they arc doing at present.
The Squirrel hunting season in CieWen
county opens next Wednesday, Octo
ber 1, and those hunters who have
not already cleaned up their fowling
pieces are now engaged in getting
them in readiness for the opening
of the season. Reports coming in from
various parts of the county arc MM
effect that there are many of
little animals in the woods this
and the sportsmen are anticip
some rare sport.
The deer hunting season opened on
the first of the present month and since
that time the woods have been filled
with hunters who are in search of thcai
fleet-footed animals. A number of
deer have been killed but many othera
will doubtlesa fall prey to the guns
before the close of the season.
On November 1 the shooting of
doves, woodcock and wild fowl will
be permissible. So far no Northern
sportsmen have arrived to participate
in the sport now in progress, bat
are expected within a week or tt

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