North Carolina Newspapers

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No. 148
NEW BERN. N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 FIRST SECTION
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CHILD KILLED BY
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NORFOLK MISS MET DEATH BE
NEATH WHEELS YES
TERDAY Norfolk, Qct. 31. While racing with
several playmates to see who get across
the street quickest; Mildred Garringer,
5-year-old daughter of Joshua Garrin
ger, agent of the Peninsula Casualty
Company, was run down and killed by
an automobile at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon in front of her parents' resi
dence, 233 North street. Taken imme
diately to the Protestant hospital, the
child died in the elevator on the way
to the operating room. Her neck wa
broken.
The automobile belonged to Mrs. G.
C. Gray, 361! Granby street, and was
driven by her chauffeur, Delmar Og
douin, who was its only occupant
when the accident occurred, In the
neighborhood accounts by eye-witnesses
varied as to the speed of the
car,, but all said the driver stopped the
machine within a few feet of where it
struck the child. One of the front
wheels passed over the child's neck
and when the car was stopped the lit
tle girl lay between the front and rear
wheels.
She was taken from beneath the car
by a passerby and, over, the protest of
neighbors who insisted the child
should be carried to her mother, was
rushed to the protestant hospital in
the automobile which had run her
down. After turning the little, girl over
to the doctors at the hospital Ogdoin
sped back to the Garringer residence
for the mother, who, accompanied by
Mrs. Hunter McCauley, 226 North
street, reached the hospital a few
minutes later, and was informed that
the child was dead. Mrs. Garringer
was prostrated.
Mildred was one of three children,
and the only daughter. Her brother
are eight and seven years old, re
spective'y. Miss Marie Fentress, 225 North
street, wno saw tne acciaem, saia. tnai
the car was not running much taster
than the usual speed at which automo
biles pass on North street. It
couldn't have been going very fast,"
she siad, "because the chauffeur
stopped it within the length of the car."
Others declared the machine was mov
ing swiftly, --at a speed variously esti
mated at between 20 and 25 miles an
hour. A neighbor who lives across the
street from the Garinger home, de
clared the machine was speeding. At
the speed he was making, she said, the
chauffeur could not possibly have
avoided the accident as the little girl
ran in front of the car when it was
too late to stop,
Ogdouin was arrested and held by
the police on the technical charge of
reckless driving. He will be arraigned
in police court this morning.
NOTICE
To the Teachers, School Committee
men and Attendance Officers of
Craven County:
Compulsory Attendance.
The four months compulsory at
tendance period for this Craven
County has been fixed by the Board
of Education to begin Monday, Nov.
17, 1913.
During the four months following this
date all children of the county between
the ages of eight and twelve years are
required to attend school continuously.
'Children residing more than two
and a half miles from school, and those
who may be physically or mentally
unfit for school work are exempt from
operation of this law.
Good Roads Day.
Thursday, Nov. 6th has been des
ignated by the State Superintendent
of Public Instruction as the day to be
celebrated as "Good Roads Day"
in the public schools.
A part of this day should be spent
in readine and discussing with the
children, the information contained in
thp hitlletin on f'.rmH RnaHa an V-
bor Day, a copy ol woicn i am
you by this mail.
.....
The remainder. of the day should be
spent rn actual work by the children,
with the help and direction of the
teachers, in improving and beautifying
the school grounds and the roads
leading thereto. i
Parents are invited to meet with the
children and aid in this laudable work.
S. M. Brinson,
Supt. Public Instruction, Craven
' ' County
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after attending hotnt yesterday
l air. Mr. Ucwhursi is a breeder of
pure bred poultry and Berkshire hoes
and his exhibit st ths Fair not only
was admired by all but won six first
prize andfone second prize.
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Mrs. E
. H. Claypoole left'yeslerday
t with relatives at Raleigh.
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AUTOMOBIL
SAYS PEOPLE ARE
BEHIND WILSON
Senator Simmons Interviewed
A Reporter Of A New
York Paper.
By
TALKS VERY INTERESTINGLY
Says Coiigress Should Not Ad
Journ Just At This
Time.
Senator F. M. Simmons, cha irman of
the Finance-Committee of the Senate
has returned to his official duties at
Washington after spending several days
in this city. In an interview given a
reporter of the New York World
he says:
You may say that the Demo
cratic party is thoroughly committed
to legislation .reforming the present
banking and currency system. I re
gard legislation of this character as
secondary only to that of legislation
upon the tariff. I am in favor of ac
tion upon this subject before the ad
journment of Congress. In my
opinion some action will be taken
in that behalf either during the pres
ent session or before the holidays
At any rate there ought to be no ad
journment until a bill has been passed
carrying out the Democratic pledge.
I am in favor of the fundamentals
of the -Administration's policy upon
this subject. I am emphatic in, ex
pressing the belief that the Gov
ernment should assume proper control
of the currency of the country. I
am opposed to any plan of currency
legislation which would leave the
money of the country in the control
of individual financiers. There is
nothing, in my judgment, which could
be more unfortunate than to attempt
to meet the issue by the establish
ment of one central bank. That would
not, in my opinion, meet the approval
of the people nor would it reach the
root of the evil.
During my recent visit to North
Carolina, I talked with quite a number
of bankers and business men and
found great interest in the subject of
financia egisUtion. While there was
Lfgy&l&k feeling that the bill which
has recently passed the Houses should
in many respects be amended. I found
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a general sentiment in tavor oi tne
fundamental principles of that bill
and a feeling that safety required
that the present makeshift legisla
tion upon the subject of banking and
currency shoul J be sypplanted by a
more scientific and modern system.
If any one supposes the people are
not behind President Wilson in hut
program of legislation they are
badly mistaken.
While I do not regard the currency
question as a partisan issue, still
there is a feeling that the Democrat
party was committed to legislation
of this character and that it ought to
embody Democratic thought upon that
subject.
ON NEW SCHOOL
BUILDING IN TOWNSHIP NQ. 7
IS NEARING COM
PLETION. Rapid progress is being mad in the
erection of the central school which is
being constructed at Thurman in Town
ship No. 7, and the contractor who has
the work in charge, has assured the
school committeemen that it will be
in read ness for opening on November
20 and this date has been set for that
occasion.
This school will be the first one of
ils kind in operation in Eastern North
Carolina and will be quite a novelty
along educational lines. The' othey
schools in the township wi 1 be done awar
with and all the pupils will attend the
centra1 school, being transported to and
from the school in large busses which
have been purchased for this prupose.
On the opening day there will be a
number of men prominent in educational
circles of the State on hand to deliver
addresses. Among these will be Dr.
Y. Joyner, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction and Hon. S. M.
Brinson of this city who has charge
of the pubh schools of the county.
CHANGE IN SCHEDULE TODAY.
The public is requested to bear in
mind the fact that there will be change
today in the schedule of the West
bound Norfolk Southern train. Until
further notice the train from Norfolk
will arrive at 6:20 d. hi. and will leave
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for Goldsboro at 6:25. This is the
only change that i.ito effect today
but a new timeiai.lc will be found else
where in this iss.e of i he Journal
FOR SALE A "few - trend, aood
white and buff Orpington cockerels
Cooks strain and Owen farms direct
also white Wyandotte, Fell, strains
and barred Plymouth Rocks, Ringlet
strain. snow quality, at prices
from $2.00 each up. Also trios of the
above strains, prices on anolication
Address Wm. R, Dewhurst, R. F.'D. 3
New Bern, N. C.
10-9 1 mth
WORK
PROGRESSES
THE DISTRICT
PROBES GRAFT CHARGES
Sulzer's Graft Investigator Tells About Methods Of
Murphy Declares Funds Went Back
To Mack
New York, Nov. 1. John A.
Hennessy, former Governor Sulzer's
graft investigator, who has been
campaigning against Tammany Hall,
on the witness stand today testified
that William J. Connors, of Buffalo,
had told him of having collected $25,
000 from James Stewart, - a State
barge canal contractor, at the request
of Charles F. Murphy. Hennessy
was the first witness in "John Doe"
proceedings instituted by District At
torney Whitman to investigate the
charges made by Hennessy against
Murphy, Edward E. McCall, Demo
cratic candidate for mayor, and others.
Hennessy said he had seen Connors
in Buffalo this Fall during his inves
tigations into graft in the State High
way Department'and that Henry Bur
gard of Buffalo and a "big contractor
named McDonough" of Niagara, were
present.
"Connors told me," said the witness,
"that Murphy had asked him to get a
good contribution from Jim Stewart,
because Stewart had got a good con
tract." The witness added that George Mc
Guirc, of Syracuse, had told him that
Stewart had made two other contribu
tions of $5,000 each in 1911 and 1912.
McGuire, Hennessy said, declared that
one of these contributions had gone to
Norman E. Matek, chairman of the Na
tional Democratic Committee.
These contributions, Hennessy
claimed in recent speeches, had not
been accounted for.
Regarding other contributions,
Hennessy declared: "McGuire said
that if I got a list of road contractors
I'd have a list of contributors that
TO
POSTAL SERVICE
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT TO
OPERATE NUMBER OF
MODEL OFFICES.
Washington, Oct. 31. Postmaster
General Burleson has decided to stand
ardize the entire postal service so fa.' as
possible with a view to greater efficien
cy, lo this end tne department will
operate a number of model offices to be
used to discover the best practicable
way of administering the postal facili
ties and to test out'rlev'ces and methods
which may prove of value.
In organizing the field service for this
work the country has been divided into
three groups the Atlantic states, the I
middle west and the Pacific coast. It is
proposed to send immediately two postal
experts from Washington to each of
these divisions where they will co-operate
with postoffice inspectors in a study
of conditions at designated offices with
a view to reorganization of the clerical
forces on a more efficient basis, if found
advisable.
The investigations will cover every
phase of the service including collection
of mail, methods of handling in post
offices and on trains, andjinul delivery.
"In this way," the postmaster general
said today, "postmaster of all classes
will be given the benefit of the dis
coveries at the more important office
and a material betterment of the post
al service throughout the country must
result." '
DEEDS, NOT WORDS.
New Bern People Hue Absolute
Proof Of Deeds At Home.
It's not words but deeds that prove
true merit.
It's not words but d eds that prove
The deeds of Doan's Kidney P is,
For New Bern k'dney sufferers,
Have made their local reputation
Proof lies in the testimony, of Non
Bern people
R. A. Henderson, 156 George street,
New Bern, N. C, says: "I suffered from
dull pain across my loins, with an
extreme lameness in my back. I also
hadinflammationof the bladder and the
passages of the kidney secretions
pained me. Doan's Kidney Pills pro
cured at the Bradham Drug Co.,
removed the lameness and pain and
improved my cond tion in every way."
No Trouble Since.
When Mr. Henderson was interview
ed some years later he said: "I willingly
confirm my former endorsement of
Doan's Kidney Pi Is. I have been free
from backache and kidney comp'aint
since I Cook this remedy. You are
welcome to continue he publication i
of my statement."
For sa'e bv al' dealers. Price SO cents,
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's and 1
take no other.
J, H. Reh, who is with the Washing
ton Decorating Company, and who dec
orated the city for the E istern Carolina
Fais, will do the decorating for the
colored fair to be held this week.
STANDARDIZE
ATTORNEY
none of them escaped."
H. S. Korbough, another contrac
tor "gave lip" $10,000 in 1911 and $5,
000 ift 1912, the' witness said McGuire
had informed him, and of these con
tributions "ojic or the other went to
Norman E. Mack." He added that
McGuire had said that $100,000 in
all weiil tt lurphy. j.
Hennessy told of a meeting in Gov
ernor Dix office in Albany, as re
ported lo htm by McGuire, between
Everett Fowler, of Kingston, Norman
E. Mack and C. Gordon Reel, then
superintendent of highways, at which
Hennessy said, it was agreed that
Fowler should have" all the division
engineers of the Highway Department
collect from the contractors. This
Fowler did, Hennessy said, and turned
the money over to Mr. Mack.
Hennessy detailed a conversation he
had with Eurehe S. Wood, of New
York, regarding the nomination of
Edward E. McCall for Supreme Court
Justice in 1902. He said Wood told
him that former Police Inspector Mc
Laughlin paid McCall's campaign as
sessment in that campaign.
Hennessy said further that Wood
had told him McCall was not Mur
phy's original choice, for mayor, but
that the Tammany leader had been
urged to nominate him by the late
Anthony N. Brady. Wood is expected
ed to testify on Monday.
Charles - F. Murphy was among
witnesses cited to appear during pres
ent proceedings.
"Every person whose name has been
mentioned by Mr. Hennessy," said
the District Attorney today, "is apt to
be called."
TO GET
JOHN SMITH DIDN'T LIKE IDEA
OF BEING PLACED IN .
COUNTY JAIL.
Yesterday afternoon John Smith,
a notorious negro who has given the
local authorities considerable trouble,
'stole an automatic shotgun from
William Saddler, a white man living
in the Northern part of the city. As
soon as he discovered that the gun
had been stolen Mr. Saddler notified
Sheriff R. B. Lane and asked him to be
on the lookout for it. A short time
later the sheriff received a telephone
message that a strange negro was out
at Fred Bray's farm with a gun which
he. wanted to sell at a ridiculously low
price. Mr. Bray was asked to keep
the negro there until an officer could
be sent out and Deputy Sheriff John
Huff and Deputy Sheriff Conway
Bayliss were at once sent out to Mr.
Bray's farm.
Arriving there they found Smith!
who still had the
gun, and ne was uken
into custody and placed in a buggy
to be brought back to town. Arriving
at the jail Smith in some way managed
to make a break lor liberty and lost
no time in making tracks up Craven
street. Deputy Sheriff Bayliss started
in pursuit and succeeded in ovcrhaulng
the fleeing fugitive before he had
covered more than a block, and he is
now in jail awaiting a preliminary
hearing on a charge of larceny. Smith
claims that the gun belongs to him
that and he was endeavoring to sell it
because his mother did not want him
to keep it in the house.
10 BE OPERATED
WILL CARRY COLORED VISITORS
TO THE FAIR
GROUNDS.
The large motor busses wh ch were
brought here by the Gltnburnie Trans
portation Company for use during the
Eastern Carolina Fair will be in opera
tion during the Eastern Carolina Col
ored Dair to be held this week, and will
be put in operation tomorrow morning.
These cars will leave Frog Pond
and the foot of the Trent river bridge
every few minutes during tomorrow
and all during the time that the fair
is in progress.
In addition to the operation of these
cars a number o boats will also be opera
ted and it will be an easy matter for
the colored people to get out to the
fr Bounds at any time during the
week.
IrTsii Cists ill i i C
Fro; OTMRXiy-o
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rrwr Ml A I ABIa nr eUil I s A sTrUsTB
in,ro7ri, erfU h, .H
if tskea tten ss s tonic the Fever will not:
rmum. It acts on the liver better thsa
Calomel and does not gtipc oc sicken. 26c
PRISONER TRIED
AWAY
MOTOR
BUSSES
oda
ffelPOSTOFFICE I
New Bird Game.
This la a novel way of giving a
"bird party," the Idea Is given by
Martha Burr Banks.
Supply the guests with cards bear
ing as many mssnbers as there are
birds portrayed, by various methods
on the walls. These examples will
show how the names of the birds
are demonstrated, each Illustration is
numbered, so the guest may write
his guess down opposite the corre
sponding number on tne card. It Is
well to attach pencils to the cards
and to start the contest after all have
arrived. A half hour Is sufficient time
to allow for the guessing.
Blackbird; A bird cut from black
paper. Redwing; A home with a
wing painted red. Flicker; A candle
blowing in the wind. Hlghhole; A
hole in the top of the paper. Cuckoo;
A cook and two o's. Woodpecker;
A match, a peck measure, and an R.
Meadow lark; Children romping In a
meadow Yellow-breasted chat; Two
men, with yellow shirt-fronts, talking
together. Brown thrasher; A school
master In brown, with a rod in his
hand. Cardinal; A church dignitary.
Crow; A cock In the act of crowing;
Hawk; A peddler. Swallow; A child
eating. Swift; A boy running. Cross
bill; A bill on whloh are written
these words: "Pay at once!" Spoon
bill; A spoon and a bird's beak.
Blue-jay; A blue J. Fox sparrow; A
fox and the letters 8 and P above
an arrow. Song sparrow; A bar of a
song, a spar, and a man rowing.
Junco; A Junk cart and an O. Blue
bird; A bird with drooping head and
wings. Wagtail; A dog. Maryland
yellow-throat; A map of Maryland
and a stork with a yellow neck.
Chippy; A man chopping wood. Fly
catcher; A piece of fly-paper. Red
start; The word "start" written In
red ink. Indigo bunting; A scrap of
blue bunting. Kinglet; A child wear
ing a crown. Pewee; A small P.
Humming-bird; A splnnlg top. The
names of other birds, such as cat
bird, oven bird, nut-hatch, snowflake,
yellow-hammer, brown creeper, king
fisher, sandpiper, chickadee, etc., will
suggest their own illustrations.
Have chicken in some form (sand
wiches are always acceptable) and
ices or cream in shape of birds would
be appropriate. It will be easy to
manage "bird" cookies and perhaps
the oonfacUoneer will make nests of
spun sugar in which candy eggs may
be placed.
These would be charming at each
place on the table. There are many
Out of Door.
To be oat of doors is to have the
nerves keyed to the proper pitch. It
fresh air is not tonic to the nerves,
why do moodiness and depression fall
away, why do we become saner and
more serene as we walk or ride or
lie under the trees T Everybody, par-
tlcularly If leading a sedentary life.
should know that It it economy of
! time to be out of doors. Needed both
for work and for health, out-door exer-
else, with Its bath of fresh air and
the bath of fresh sir-cleansed blood
it gives within, is as essential as the
morning tab.
Satchel Thought Thief-Proof.
Hold-ups In New York city have in
spired an inventor to devise a thief
proof satchel for bank messengers
In the satchel Is a mechanism eon
trolled by a combination look that
operates bells and a revolver loaded
with blank cartridges. As long as the
sssssenrer holds ths satchel tn his
hand the bells and revolver are In
active, bat should be drop It, or an)
one try to take tt sway from him, the
alarm would be instantaneous.
Found Plenty to
A poUtMsan gave his cousin fresh
from the "oold sod" a Job as smoke
Inspector. Hs was not Instructed as
to his duties, bat to VI to go out and
inspect At the end of his first month
he made this report: "This Is to cer
tify that I have Inspected the smoke
of this city lor the past 80 days. 1
have to report that I have found plen
ty of smoke and that ths smoke is of
good quality." Saturday Evening
Post
Whltsd sepulchres.
George Ade in the smoking room of
the Imperator praised Brian's play
of "Las A varies" or "Damaged (Mods
"There Is a good dead of truth in what
Btieux says," declared Mr. Ada, "about
most men being tarred with the same
brush." He smiled and added: "The
world holds a great many men in
high esteem because they know how
to take the bait off the hook without
getting caught"
Teaching American Ways.
Miss Agga Amdrup, a Danish Jour
nalist who has passed many years Tn
America, is conducting a campaign In
Denmark to encourage people to fur
nlsh and equip their homes in the
American fashion. She is lecturing
on the subject throughout the noun-
' householders to do away
wlth th"r mnlr curtains iT
Ties which prevent light and air tram
fatting Into the
IS TO
BEGIN
Democrat Inspector From
South Carolina Coming
To New Bern
IF CHARGES ARE PROVEN
P0S1AJIER GOES OUT
The Result Will Be Known
By The First Of
December
Three weeks ago today the Journal
carried an exclusive article which was
to the effect that charges had been
preferred against Postmaster J. S.
Basnight, who is in charge of the local
office and that he had been asked
to resign ind, after refusing to do-this,
had been notified that an investigation
of his record would be m.ide and that
if the charges were substantiated,
fhat he and his assistant would be
removed.
Since that time the Journal has kept
its readers pdjted on all occurrences
and developments along this line,
giving them the news just a3 quickly
as possible after numerous incidents
occurred, and 'will continue to do this
until the matter islfinally disposed of.
As stated in thefirst article carried
by the Journal, trouble which had
for months been brewing in the office
among the clerks and carriers came
to a climax -when Postmaster Basnight
placed George Howard as dispatching
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clerk to nil a vacancy maue uy
resignation of Clarence Crapon. Robert
Snith, who had been in the omce
much longer than Mr. Howard thought
that he should have this place instead
the one he held as night clerk, and
once took the matter up with the
'ost office Department and also with
no. M. faison, i ongrcssman iruiu
district and a staunch Democrat.
This started the ball rolling and
ithin less than a week a very for
iilablc string of charges, in addition
Smiths' complaint had been placed
Congressman Faison's hands, and
he at once began to look up Mr. Bas-
night's record.
A few days later he came to New Bern
nd after holding a conference with
number of prominent democrats sent one
t these gentlemen to Mr. Basnight
ith a message that if the latter would
resign that the matter would be dropped
ust as it was. Mr. Basnight flatly
refused to do this.
Accordingly Congressman Faison ask
ed the Postoffice Department for an
inspector to come to New Bern and
make a thorough investigation and
was expected that he would be here
last week, but unexpected delays
occurred and he will not arrive here
until next week.
Among the numerous charges against
Mr. Basnight, in addition to that he
showed favoritism in not giving Mr.
Smith the position of dispatching
clerk in preference to Mr. Howard
eithat he held a political meeting
in his office, that in order to further
his own ends he promised to reinstate
carrier who had been dismissed
if he would stay away from a Republi
can convention held in this city more
than two years ago and a number
of others which have not been made
public up to the present time. Each
of the above is a violation of the postal
rules but Mr. Basnight tells his friends
that he is in a position to disprove
them, and in fact can clear himseli of
all charges.
However, whether this can be done
is a matter of speculation. In behalf
of his constituents Congressman hajson
is going to make a rigid investigation
of every charge. The inspector who
will make the investigation will not be
Republican as has been rumored,
but will be Democrat brought from
South Carolina and one who is thor
oughly disinterested in the matter.
This investigation will probably last
several days and then the findings
will be turned over to the Postoffice
Departmnt, and if the charges are
substantiated Mr. Basnight will prob
ably be removed.
The whole proceedings will be con
eluded by the latter part of this month
and the new postmaster, if such there
is to be, will probably be in charge of
the office on December 1. This action
is not being brought against the
present dost master for political purposes
The main object is to clear the atmos
phere in the office, get rid of so much
disagreement among the employes,
and once more get everyone working
in unison which is not being done at
the present time.
There are four aspirants for the
office, John C. Thomas, L. G. Daniels,
S. H. Lane and Frank Weathersbee
During the last few days it has been
rumored that there was a "dark horse"
in the race, but the Journal has been
reliably informed that there is not the
least ioundation for such a report
The Journal knows who the next
nil
NEXT WEEK
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KILLED BY FALL.
tpK! "Knights Of The Grip"
Dies In Baltimore.
Charles A. Brenaman, dean of com
mercial travelers who visited. Eastern
Carolina, died at hie home in Baltimore
two hours after he fell into aa elevator
shaft and sustained fatal' injuries,
according to advices received hare.
Regret is universal in this section.
Mr. Brenaman was 73 years of age.
He was a cigar manufacturer and rep
resented his business in the sales field.
Chas. H. Brenaman had been visiting
this section for fifty years, and was
known to every traveler, conductor
and hotel man and many others in there
territory.
He was probably the oldest travel
ing salesman to come here. He was
a white haired gentleman of the old
school, and as one of the intimates
have declared, "one of God's nqWe
raen." Immaculate in dress and pol
ished in manner, his personality was.
impressive, and his character so gen
teel that all his acquaintances greatly
admired him. He was never seen .
without a flower oa the lapel of his
coat and his first act each day was
to seek a boutonnaire.
FRANK DENIED
A NEW HEARING
Convicted Murderer Of Mary
gan Will Go To Supreme
Court.
PREJUDICE
IS
CHARGED
Prisoner Received The
News
With But Little
Concern.
Atlanta Ga., Nov. I. Leo M.
Frank, whose motion for a new trial
for the murder of Mary Phagan was
denied this morning by Judge L. S.
Roan, of the Fulton county Superior
Court, this afternoon prepared to car
ry his fane to the Supreme Court of
Georgia.
Tonight it was said that attorneys
for the convicted man had practically
completed drafting a bill of excep
tions, on the strength of which, they
will continue their fight before the
highest tribunal of the
e State.
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The bill of exceptio
will embodv practically the saase al
legations of error as were contained is
the motion for a new trial. These
charged among numerous ether
counts, prejudice on the part of twe
jurors, and that several popular dem
onstrations in and near the court room
had fixed the verdict. Couneel for
Frank contended that race prejudice
against their client, who is a Jew,
vitiated the trial.
It was also said that Frank attor
neys that the words of Judge Roan
in announcing his ruling today would
be incorporated, in the bill of excep
tions. Judge Rean, befop sehom the
case was tried, said: "I Jhaye heard
all the evidence in this Tiase and fak-
ing it altogether 1 am nbthoroughly
convinced either as tot the guilt or in
nocence of the defendant.
"The jury having passed upon this
case and having bees convinced in the
evidence of his guilt, however, I do
not feel disposed to overturn its ver
dict."
Friends of Frank conveyed the news
of today's decision to him at his cell
in the local jail. The prisoner receiv
ed the announcement quietly. "I am
prepared for anything," he is quoted
saying. "I expected that I would
be granted a new trial. However, I
know that it will come out all right in
the end. As I have said before, I
know nothing about the murder or the
murderer."
postmaster will be and had intended
making his name public this morning.
However, parties interested have shown
us good reasons why such should not be
done at this time and reqssstod that
we. withhold the information for a
few days and this Is being done.
Congressman Faison, who has bees
in the city for several, days left yes
terday for Beaufort. Before making
his departure he was asked by a Journal
reporter if he had anything to say as to
what the probable outcome of the-
investigation would be, but he emphatic
ally stated that he was averse to giving
interviews to the newspapers and
that if the reporter desired to acquaint
himself with any information In regard
to the postoffice squabble that he would
have to secure it from other quarters,
Thus the matter stands. The Inves
tigation will probably begin next
or not later than the following
by any means, and will be
just as soon as possible and I
mcht will then get the Br,
sequent developments
on what decision they
matter.
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