North Carolina Newspapers

No. 148
Rumored That Charges
Have Been Preferred
Against Night Clerk
Says That He Has Noth
ing To Say Much In
terest Manifest
Following the recent announcement
in the Journal that charges had been
preferred against Postmaster Jesse S.
Basnight, and that an attempt would be
made to remove him from office and
to put a new roan in his place, another
sensation was created last night when
it became rumored that charges that he
had neglected his duty had been prefer
red against R. E. Smth, night clerk
in the local postoffke and that if these
were- substantiated that he would
be removed and' another man put on
in his place.
The action against Postmaster Bas
night started when R. E. Smith,
who has been a member of the force
in the local office, took a grievance
up with the Postoffice Department,
after George Howard, a new man in the
office, had been appointed to fill vacancy
as dispatching clerk, a position which
Mr. Smith thought jthat he should have
Mr. Smith forwarded several letters
concerning th matter to the Postoffice
Department and this resulted in Hon.
Jno. M. Faison, congressman from this
district, becoming interested in the
matter. Congressman Faison came
to New Bern and sent Postmaster
BasnigKt aTnWtege ehich was tq the
effect that if the latter would resign
th office there would be no investi
gation. This Postmaster Basnight
declined to do.
This took place several weeks ago
and since that time the local citizens
who are interested in the postoffice
squabble have been expecting an in
spector to put in his appearance and
begin an investigation of Postmaster
Basnight's record and the charges which
have been preferred against him.
So far no inspector has shown up.
Right in the midst of all the excite
The ktafl of Spain, f whom this It
ntonsroh III Murpa
Howard Jenkins, a colored chauf
feur, is something of a hero, although
not much can be said in favor of his
judgment. Jcnkina drove a three
seated machine into a telephone pole
at the Southern approach to Queen
street rather than run down two in
toxicated men who were in his path.
He imd ww from New Bern with
six passengers, including two ladies'
early in the night, and was nearing the
city at a speed of about 25 miles. When
almost in town his front lights brought
out the figures of two or three reeling
men in the road directly ahead. Real
izing that it would be impossible to
stop the car in time to prevent running
them down, he cut the machine sharply
to the edge of the road and collided
with a pole. The automobile, a public
conveyance, was badly damaged and the
Opportunity For Few Pupils To
Enter New Farm Life
An Excellent Opportunity For
Young Men And Women
Of Craven.
Since the opening of Craven county's
new Farm Life School a few weeks ago
a large number of pupils have been en
rolled and the work in all branches
of the institution is now going ahead
as rapidly as possible in order that all
lost time may be made up for.
There is yet an opportunity for a
few more pupils to gain entrance to the
Farm Life School and young men who
desire to enter the school should act at
The Journal is in rceipt of the fol
lowing letter along this line from Prof.
J. E. Turlington, the principal of the
school: .
"There are a few rooms vacant
in the Farm-Life School dormitory
which should be filled by young men
and women talcing three months winter
course. This course it designed to meet
the needs of young men and women
eighteen years old or more who, for any
cause, might be unable to attend
school through the year. The subjects
taught being English, Arithmetic, Spel
ling, Writing, Agriculture and Domes
tic Science. The work in this course
will begin Tuesday, December 2, in
stead of Tuesday, November 25.
"Young men and women desiring to
take this work should write at once
and enclose one dollar and a half for
reservation of a room, which pays
for the room and lights one month."
A course in the Farm Life school
comprises studies which will be of ser
vice to every young man who expects
Caused By Explosion In
And Iron Company's
Mine. !
Of The Catastrophe
Has Not Been Ascertained.
Acton, Ala., Nov. 19, At least
miners are believed to have been en
tombed by an explosion late to day in
the Alabama Fuel and Iron Company's
mine No. -2, located near this place. Up
to an early hour tonight seven bodies had
been recovered and three of the men
rescued alive.
The usual quota of men employed in
mine No. 2 is 70, but the exact number
at work when the explosion occurred is
not certain. Mine officials said tonight
that a checking up of the mine records
would be necessary before it could be
learned definitely how many are still
The cause of the explosion has not
been learned. That many of those en
tombed were killed by ha force seems
certain, aa two men working near the
surface at the time were blown several
feet from the mine entrance.
Officials of the mine accompanied by
rescue workers and surgeons hurried
here from Birmingham, and tonight
every effort was being made to reach the
entombed men.
Mine No. 2, which is known as Acton
mine, is comparatively new, and is one
of the most productive in this district.
It has a daily output of 300 tons. Offi
cials of the company said that all
equipment was first class.
Acton mine is 24 miles south of Bir
mingham on the Acton branch of the
Louisville and Nashville railroad. The
mine has a single track slope and used
an 18-foot fan with the split air system.
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Composed Of Judge M. H. Justice
Dr. W. L. Poteat And
Alf. A. Thompson.
to make farming his vocation and is in j. G Stee)e is gUperintendent of the Ac
fact almost indespensable,
ton branch.
Ex-Judge 0. H. Guion, a brilliant
speaker and a talented attorney of
this city, has been elected to deliver
the memorial address at the Lodge of
Sorrow of the local Elks which will be
pole split by the impact. None of the
ment comes the rumor that Mr. Smith occupants were thrown from the car,
is now to eet a dose of the same Undo " " believed none of them was bad
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trouble which he is said to have caused 'y nun, aitnougn one oi tne women is
Pomater Basnhrht. There is but known to have sustained painful bruses
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little doubt but that this rumor WHW oi ine occupants names can oe
true. In his office last night Postmaster learaed, and their identity is a complete heJd 0n Sunday December 7.
Basnight was in close consultation mystery, jcowm maintaining mat tney Fo
with several ooetoffice Officials. Shortly were uniuiown to mm, out ne u oi . n . in -he roam
hrfore midnight a lournal reporter the opinion that all were from New I. . . anH tH- now alm09t
called on Postmaster Basnight and asked "om wmcn city tney came nere
u: u .h.,. in rrarrl to Mr. and tnat tney returned on tne next
Smith had any foundation. Postmaster train east. Kinston Free Press
Basnight declined to discuss the matter,
saying that he had given out nothing
for publication in regard to the charges
Hermon W. Craven waa recently ap
pointed by President Wilson aa a mem
ber of the civil service commission.
Ha la a Republican, and hit home Is
In Seattle.
Dan J. Smaw Fell From
Tree Yesterday
mm t
A Pecan
a H 4Afll
Believed To Have Become Dlzsy
Or To Have
New York, Nov. 19. Ex-Senator Jno
L. McLaurin, of South Carolina, pro
posed a plan for ending objectionable
gambling in cotton futures, in an ad
dress today to a committee from the
For several days a committee has New York Cotton Exchange which is
considering changes in the rules to
meet criticism directed against prcs
ent methods.
Mr. McLaurin said the failure of
Congress to enact legislation at this
session imposing a tax on dealings in
cotton options was due to the fact
in readiness and will be made public
within a few days
The ceremonies attending the Lodge
of Sorrow which is held in memory
of the departed of the Lodge of Elks,
is always well attended. It is quite
against himself, and that If an investi- Farmers "Making Hay While The probable that the exercises will be held that no plan had been devised to de
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marl that h. had norhintr to sav about
th matter "special to the journal.)
u,i. ..ut :r h ,.r,.forri rh.irffes we are naving some tine weatner
...;.. Mr. Smith who is now holding i""t now and the farmers are making
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th. r-i.itinn of nitht c erk n the dftce. UB l"c we uiessc.
Mr n.nlht also refused to aive any with a few more pretty weeks,
aatUiartorv answer. Thus the matter cotton will all be out.
...A. Th. n,.hV.r U awa tinv the we are giaa to welcome anotner
arrival of an inspector to investigate Thanksgiving which will soon be here,
th. r-ord of Postmaster Basnight " l"c "')-" s'"
J i. .Un a waiting the Investigation thanks to our Dear Master.
of the charges against Mr. Smith There will be a basket party at Loco
u,hlrh It i. believed have been pre- school nouse on rnoay nignt, uecem-
1 1 tL inn c- UJ.. i;n.
(mfA - I ocr acn, ivio. Etveryuuuy is curuiauy
uh.t th. nntrnm,- will be cannot be mvited to come.
,;-trrH and those on the outside irta be sure and bring a well tilled
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, ...fein the u t mate resu t With DX prepurwi iu uuy
in the Athens Theatre.
stroy gambling in contracts, which
does not also involve the destruction
of legitimate business necessary to
keep open such channels of trade as
could not be closed without disastrous
effects. -
Mr. McLaurin said the present sys
tern was objectionable because cotton
price made on the New York Ex
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT change were based upon the supply
oi cotton in new iwk warenouses
much interest.
New York, Nov. 19. The Govern
ment's suit to aid the retailer and the
individual purchaser of jewelry by
wiping out an alleged combination
of manufacturers and jobbers was
Our school is coming along nicely! filed today in the United States Dis-
under the skillful management of Missltrict Court. Its aim is to destroy the
Amie Henderson, ot Maysville.
As this stock of cotton is only a com
parativety small part of the total, he
said, it was possible for speculators
to manipulate prices for gambling
purposes in a way which would other
wise not be possible. Under present
methods contracts made on the New
York Exchange call for delivery of
warehouse receipts for cotton stored
in New York Warehouses. Mr. Mc
Tonight at 7:JO, in the above church,
:vi hv h.
middlemen over the jewelry business " TT-T"
ti i rniin diti'il'd; Ninmn f h. mnntrv
siaercfi rctciuiy uy .onsrcss
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a very interring evice will be held I L, Ant, JaM Uw t0 ptwnt further amended to provide for ji heavy tax
when the newlv elected deacons will
he publicly 'ordained. The Rev. G. T
. . i i r i ji ,:n
atKm. ot u.u8Uu, -" -" colored citiien. of Belgrade, Onslow and foreign commerce in jewelry and
the ordination sermon. All who can . .
should make an effort to attend this counly now l"e 1717
service and hear this great preacher.
A hearty welcome will be given to all.
Special singing by the choir. j
Stock Law will do more good for
( raven county than any one thing
proposed since the close of the Civil
War, except the constitutional amend
ments. Let us have It at once.
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King Meadow, and William Frank, tempted monopolisation, of inter-State H""-" J" fT Z"1
lim vvrvtvu uviiiviiu iiiv .huh l I
which it is grown be exempt from
the tax,
"What would you do th -n?" he said
Your New York stock of cotton would
be absolutely valueless for the pur
pose of inflating or depressing prices
You could not afford to deliver cotton
Why should not
jail awaiting a preliminary hearing ) The defendants are the members of
on a. charge of retailing .pirituous j the National Wholesale Jewelers' Asso
liquors without first securing the con-1 elation and of the National Association
sent of Uncle Sam and donating a of Manufacturing Jewelers. It is al-
pecified amount of coin to be used I leged that they circulated lists of their
i. Am( rana V. ,.t ,U. ni..w'a I .11 that Tin r.taillM AT Blnrii.
rat. of retailm or droartm.nta .tnra I r"
restigate Reasonableness Of
Jstice Intra-State Act
And Railroad Claims.
D. G. Smaw, a well known and
popular young man of this city, was
painfully if not seriously injured yes
terday alternoon when he tell Irom a
pecan tree at the home of his sister,
Mrs. VV. J. Lucas, No. 28 South Front
Mr. Smaw had climbed up into the
ree for the purpose of picking a basket
of pecans. It is believed that he was
either seized with an attack of dizziness
while in the tree or else fainted, for he
suddenly loosened his grasp on the
limb to which he was holding and crash
ed to the ground, a distance of thirty
feet or more.
The fall rendered Mr. Smaw uncon
scious and relatives who rushed to his
assistance thought at first that he was
either killed or fatally injured. For
tunately this proved not t be the case.
A physician was summoned as quick
ly as possible and at once made an ex
amination of Mr. hmaw s injuries.
He found that while the young man was
painfully hurt, that his injuries were
not of a very serious nature and unless
some unexpected complications occur
he will be able to be out within a day
or two.
Mr. Smaw, however, had a narrow
escape trom being tatally injured
Had his head struck the ground first
there is not the least doubt but that
death would have been caused. As
it was, he is believed to have landed on
his side.
Raleigh. N. C, Nov. 19. Gov
ernor Locke Craig today announced
the appointment of Judge M. H. Jus
tice, of Ruthcrfordton; Dr. W. L. Po-
. . t A a.
teat, of Wake Srorest, ana n. i.
Thompson, of Raleigh, special commis
sion under tne justice inira-iaic
Ifreight rate in the act of the special
session of the Legislature, in the light
KB the protests and exceptions made to
the rales as confiscatory by the rail
road companies, and definitely pre
scribe the rites that shall be put in
to effect. All th-ee have accepted.
Dr. Poteat is president of Wake
Forest College. Judge Justice is a
prominent judge of the Superior Court
and father of the author of the Act. Mr.
Thompson is a prominent cotton mill
man of Raleigh and treasurer of the
North Carolina Just Freight Rate As-
In announcing the commission, Gov
ernor Craig said:
"The commission stands for itself,
I realize that I was charged with the
performance of a most important duty.
I have taken thorough and mature con
sideration. The subject to be considered
by the commission is of the great
est consequence. It involves a large
amount of money directly and above
that the welfare of the State now
and hereafter.
"All will agree that the men appoint
ed are of the hghest character and of
first order and ability. They are well
known, they are co urageous, wise and
just. I am satisfied that they will
measure up to the great responsibility
and that the judgment pronounced by
this commission will command the re
spect of all and will have behind it
the force and conviction of ability and
"No tribunal superior to this has set
in North Carolina and no large issue
has been passed upon."
The Justice Act was ratified Octo
ber 13th and was to be effective within
60 days, this extending to December
13th. Thereafter there will be the
first additional 60 days' extension by
the Governo to allow time for thes pe
cial commission to investigate and ad
just the rates. The act provides that
if the special commission finds the
rates prescribed in the act confisca
Chief Executive Of Texas
Look After Safety Of
United Statess May Inaugurate
Blockade Of Mexican
1 VI 19.
Austin, Texas, Nov. 18. "In
event Mexicans start any trouble
will protect our citizens and not wi
for Washington to act," declared Gov
ernor O. B. Colquitt late today after
conference with Adjutant General
Hutchins. While nothing official was
given out, it is known that the Texas .
National Guard is in readiness to an
swer on short notice any call that
might be made. ' UH
The conference was the outcome of
threat today by Mexican residing
in lexas to make lexas answer to
the whole Mexican people," unless
mercy was showji Mexican ammuni
tion smugglers charged with murder.
Governor Colquitt did not apprise
Washington of today's events. He
said that during a recent outbreak
along the Mexican border, Federal
troops did not act until the Texas
rangers had been called out. There
has been no disturbance so far.
Mexico City, No. 18. Organization
of President Huerta's new Congress
completed late today, when
enough Senators were gathered to
form a quorum in the upper House.
General Francisco Pronces was chos
en temporary chairman of the Senate,
and a committee on credentials was
appointed. A similar committee of the
Chamber of Deputies began the work
of revising the deputies' credentials,
and there is nothing to indicate that
the formal opening of Congress next
Thursday will be postponed.
President Huerta talked tonight in
formally to the members of his staff
and a few personal friends, regarding
the possibilities of intervention by the
United States. He intimated that he
would be ready to resist such a step.
The opinion is expressed in various
circles here that the United States will
soon inaugurate a blockade of Mexi
can ports. Rumor has it that Presi
dent Wilson would be content with
such an action and might even permit
the embassy to remain in Mexico City
until an open rupture occurred-
General Huerta resu med"kosiness at
the National Palace today apparently
with no thought of any questions pend-
ng between his government and that
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tory or unreasonable, they can lower ul l"c T T""
- . . ZL it ad gard recent incident, growing out of
chanh h
ship of the several classes of freight tne Presidency as c.oseo.
at their discretion and promulgate the! With the exception of one develop-
new rate fixed by filing with the Gov-1 ment and that of a rather negative
ernor and the Corporation Commis-1 character, the day was almost devoid
sion the new rates to go into effect 1 of acts relating to the tense situation
60 days after the promulgation. It is I which exists notwithstanding the in-
under stood that the commission will I different attitude assumed by Mexico.
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organize just a soon as practicaoie i j. no American cnarge uuuura
and that the sessions of the commis-1 ceived instructions to continue to ad-
sion will be in Raleigh. I vise Washington with respect to devel-
Governor Craig says that the a - opmcnts but he was not instructed
ceptance of this special commissioner-1 to approach the Mexican Government
ship does not necessitate tne resigna-1 omcials again nor aid nis innrucuu
tio of Judge Justice from the Supe-1 include anything relative to the with-
rior Court bench, as the constitution of I drawal of the embassy.
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the State especially provide, w m Kxxmon that the charge had been
holding ol special commissionersnips
shall not disqualllify from holding
other public office.
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AC L . t. .. LM. I n mail rwd.r hntia. rnuM jfal dirivtlw I " iur KUIfl gri
iuvagvn amiiu a I tail tWI III 1111 WUCy I - i, . j . , ,
have never dispensed a drop of "the with manufacturer, and get the benefit in vn ..J1 Pr0'rflM"re
" H..., tl.:. . U. I rJ tha nriraa mlvmn to mhhrr. , .. "
.1 vtv i . i . . . I v ' v ' vino 1 1. 1 111.1 1 1 IU OT I w f" " " - - - J , , ..
... I - ... la oonereaaional lash?
mm MMnnuTD u 1 1 k. - i...Mn. I i laun. a. i nomnaon. rwtai Aa-i -
tomorrow morning and Frank wUl sistant United States District Attor-
have an opportunity Fridav niornlnel Bey, in charge of this suit, said today I SPECIAL SALE GOING ON AT
of proving his innocence. that 10 per cent of the defend ti J. J. BAXTER'S.
The arrest was made by Deputy I already had consented to discontinue
Marshal Samt el Lily and the hearinr the practice complained of. I J. I, Baxter, one of New Bern s
Tickets for "A Woman's Honor"
be presented at the Masonic
i Thanksgiving Day night
now on sale at tne wooo-iane
Drug Company, Bradham's drug store
Edward Clark's cigar store, Henry's,
pharmacy and F. S. Duffy's drug store,
at fifty cent. each.
Strict Middling
St. Low Mid
will tw hofnr. United Slut... Cnmm
u i-o-nnr r n Mill
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The Junior Auxiliary of Christ
I . T. Giilete, of MaysvUIe, was tpiscopai cnurcn WUl meet with Mrs.
among the business visitors in jh city Charles H. Stith, No. 82 Mttcalf street,
last aight. this alternoon at 3:41 o'clock
The two associations number about I leading merchants, will this morning
200 roember. doing business ia 22 dif- begin a big special price tale at his store
ferent States. Moat of the manufac- ia the Elks building. The entire stock
turers are in Rhode Island and Massa- oi the store will be placed on sale at
chusett.. remarkably low prices and it will be an
ceOaat opportunity for New Bern
D. W. Truckner. of MaveviUa. was dtlaaaa to secure Mai beraaiaa. Raad
lu" in the city last night attending to his advert iaemtnt in this issue of the
ordered to leave persisted, although an
emphatic denial was made at the em
bassy and trains leaving for vera
Crux were watched anxiously by Amer-
icans, who have maoe up tneir minas
not to delay their departure,, if Mr.
O'Shaughnessy goes. y
R ii mora of Dlots and inirieucs were
common throughout theday, but no
facts were forthcoming M indicate that
FARMERS IN THIS SECTION NOTlCeneral Huerta walosing hUgrip
THE ONLY ONES WHO Ion anairs in me aw.
SUFFERED. I from outlying points, especially in the
north, were far from reassuring to the
A complete statistic of the amount I War Department. Ciudad Victoria, the
of the cotton ginned In North capital ot lamauupas, me capture
Carolina up to November 1 shows that! which by the rebels last week by tne
1,994 bales were ginned in Craven I government, is now buhuhcu u ir m
county gaainst 3,666 last year. Carter-la bad way, althougn not yet tssen. ic
et hss 554 bales against 841 last year; lis conceded that the rebels in large
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Pamlico has 1,648 against 3,034 last numoers surrouna ins cy nu mi
year; Onslow has 1,045 against 1,964 battle is imminent. Passengers from
in 1912; Jones has 1,860 against 3,952 that part tne country, woo nrrivoa
last year, while Lenoir ha. 4,027 against! here today confirm the report that the
9,161 ginned last year. Icity is already in the hands of the
The total amount of cotton ginned 1 rebels.
in the entire Sute up to November I The government has not even con-
1 was 384,270 against 496,537 for 1912.1 firmed the character ot juares ana tne
This is a considerable decrease and newspapers are still oounng out nope
mean, a loss of thousands of dollars to I to the readers that possibly the report
This play will be produced by local the farmers. All over the State the cot-1 of its capture by General Villa is not
talent supporting Prof. J. Henri Bour-, ton crop was short and the farmers I true.
delais. and will be given for the benefit - re e omy one.
the Peonies' Concert Band. New .
Bern's newest musical organisation.
Every citiien of New Bern is interested
in this band and the purchase of a
ticket will help just that much in getting
them out of debt.
Rehearsals of the play are bow in
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.Wu. .h.f it I. im. ol the best ""- """S ww
the have ever asaa. Ticket, will be t
nM ..I. at tha ula.a mentioned above
Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 18 Her
mind unbalanced by ill health, Mrs.
Nathan Ritchie, 51 years old, of Tunis,
Rockinggham county, stole away from
her family to the meathouse in tha
her husband and children.
Buc, Franca, Nov. 19. Maurice Cher
illard, a French aviator, sslibBaBail a
new recore today for tunring somer
sault, ia the air by carrying a pas
senger in his machine. He ittirtajjllihlil
an aerial loop twice in briwant lash
ion, going through the performance ap
parently with as much east as at he
were along
Irom no
attendance ia desired.

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