North Carolina Newspapers

IAU1 i
No. 149
Important Hearing Was
Held In This City
Yesterday '
Interstate Commerce Com
mission Will Be Asked To
Remedy Condition
In response to a request on the part
of Dr. J. M. Faison, Congressman
from this district, a hearing was held
in this city yesterday for the purpose
of making an investigation of the slow
schedules and insufficient refrigerating
facilities furnished fish and oyster
shippers and truck growes in this
section by the Norfolk Southern Rail
way Company and the Atlantic Coast
Line Railway Company.
George P. Boyle, of Raleigh
acted as examiner, C. S. Allen, of Wil
mington, as reporter, W. A. Townes,
one of the A. C. L. Railway Companies
attorneys and Mr. McCullen, train
master of the A. C. L. Railway Company
also participated in the hearing.
Among the local shippers who were
examined were E. B. Hackburn,
George N. Ives, Graham Richardson
and W. F. Crockett. These gentlemen
testified as to their losses on account
of the slow freight schedules and poor
refrigerating schedules and told of con
ditions which existed when boats
were being operated to this port from
the Northern ports.
Their testimony showed that since
the period that Colonel James A. Bryan
hid charge of the road now operated
by the Norfolk Southern Railway
Company that conditions, which were
then all that could be desired, had
lowly grown worse and that their
losses were growing larger each year.
Considerable time, was consumed
in the taking of this testimony and those
who were in attendance at the hearing
ure of the belief that when the mat ter
is put before the Interstate Commiss
ion that they will compel the rail.-oads
covering this section to give a faster
service and to furnish better refrigera
ting facilities.
This is the third hearing held this
week. The first was Mount Olive,
the. second at Wilmington and the
last one here.
"Dr. Jno. M. F tison, congressman
of this district, secured these
hearings for investigations bv the
Interstate Commerce Commission
upon resolution, demanding such in
vestigation, introduced by him in
Congress in 1911 for the relief of
the fruit, strawberry, huckleberry,
vegetable growers and shippers, and
fishermen and fish dealers and lum
ber men of this dist.rit and eastern
North, Carolina, which 1 industries
haie been blighted by the slow sched
ultd and badly iced refrif e t r
fright express trains, and the
fnrt lief Wint of enough car and en
gines to rapidly transport such perish
able crops and products, as well
as the want of cars for the large
lumber industry of east North Caro
lina shipped beyond the State to
Northern and Eastern . markets.
Since 1905 when the A. C. L. and
Pennsylvania railroad companies and
the Armour Refrigerator Car Com
pany "fell down" ind failed to make
a single car of strawberries for 9
ays, trucker and fruit g.-owers of
this d-slrict have cut their e-ops an
nually for fear of car shortage, slow
schedule!), ind badly Iced refrigerator
express and freight transportation,
while many growers and shippers
have been compelled to abandon
such otherwise profitable industries
in eastern North C irolina, while the
climate and soil make eastern North
Carolina "the market garden
of North C irolina and the South At
lantic Coast.
The same shortage in ram and
badly refrigerated car service has
rut the profit-, of the great fishing
industry of the North Carolina coast
from Wilmington to Norfolk and for
years he'd bark the lumber induttiy
of eatern North Carolina. The
farmers, truckers, fruit-grower and
fishermen and litmbe- men can and
will double thei- prod ction and
catch, and the r.iilroa must be
compelled to markc
perishable products
' high cost of living
million of people i
c(ties hungering for
er food. Dr. Fnis
census statistics ,ar"?
have increased on
the last 10 year
ucts have increaJ
eons imers 60 pe
yea s. ftTh-i t
the Amerftan'
pe annum, ind
ioxl stuff t 60 par cent, increase in
cost when his wages have increased
oily about 10 per cent. He further
states that last year the census fig
ures show fa'm products were val
ued at $10,000,000,000 on the fa-m,
$6,000,000,0p0 were consumed on
the farms where produced, and $!,
000,000,000 shipped to market for
consumption, which costs $9,000,-
000,000 more to transport and dis
tribute to the ultimate consumers,
making a total of U,000,000,000,
the Value of the American railway
The U. S. parcel post system will
g-caty cheapen this enormous co st
of transportation and distribution to
the ultimate consumers of parcels
and packages of 20 pounds weighf
which must gridulaly be increased to
100 pounds, to give the needed re
lief from high express rates, which
profits range from 200 to 400 per
cent, of the capital invested in ex
press companies, as shown by the
report of the Interstate Commerce
Commission of 1912.
The U. S, States government must
likewise regulate theJarger car lot
rates of transportation and distribu
tion of car lot and train lot quanti
ties of fa-m and factory products
and foodstuffs. The government can
and must, at least, compel -ailroads
to furnisg refrigerated cars and
rapid transport ition for perishable
food products, which must be rapid
ly marketed or lost to both produc
ers and consumers, especially when
the freight and express rates are
necessarily high and profitable, ind
paid in advance or guaranteed by
the shippers and growers or com
mission men in the Northern mar
kets. The result of the hearings held this
week will be sent on to the Intestate
Commerce Commission jtus as early
as possible and they will be urged to take
some action at once.
- 'Tis often said that "love will find a
way and that where there are "two
minds with but a single thought;
two hearts that beat as" the.-e is
nought thnt-can cast asunder the course
of t.-ue love. This miy be true in sever-
al senses of the word but it remained
for Register of Deeds Stephen S.
Fowler to put a blight on the hopes
and aspirations of two young people
who came to New Bern late Monday
night from Pitt county ind after
awakening the genial keeper of the
creuenuais necessary io- mose wno wisn
to enter the double h.rneas state o
bliss, requested him to hustle up an
produce the papers which would enabd
them to make "Love's young sweet
dream" come true.
However. Register of Deeds Fowler
his been in charge of the office too
long to let a pair of minors "put one
over" on him. He told the young couple
that it caused him much pain to refuse
their request, but unless they could
produce written consent from their
parents it would be impossible for him while additional infantry reinforcements
to accede to their wishes. The Fteswe.-e hurried to Rancho Flares to help
evidently decreed that the wedding
was not to be consumated in "the
Athens of North Carolina" and after
receiving this final decision the young
couple and two friends who accompanied!. ftnd 1oop Xhirteenth cava.
mem, wenaeo. men- way aown tne
street. It is Understood that the
would-be-newlyweds lelt yesterday
lor jones county wnere tne, nopu i
be able to secure a license.
Two Hundred Of Poultry Arrive In
New York.
New York. Nov. 26.-Poultry of all
Irind. wi.h .he lurkev tl!l holdina
. . ... ... til
own arriving in New York tuotiroi
in ,Mt numbers bv carrel nost. A sue-
cine instance of the popularity of send -
ing Thanksgiving tre.t. by mail was
tbe receipt of over 200 parcels of poul-
try at the Yonker. post omce yester-
In spite of the new means ol transit
the -egu ar market deliveries .nr being
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a.n. in iiMii.uai nil. nriiin. uir n r'nm .1 vi 1
, r. :( nrlnarfi a rivinff Hailv this week
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). ). l.i .I ir ..-Hint? nt neurit M) rents
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..,ira Jt even 40 cent..
if taken na a a toalc th Fvr wfll not
n?m f "j? !"'
Joseph W. Folk, former governor of
Missouri, has just been appointed so
licitor of the department of state by
President Wilson. He succeeds Reu
ben Clark, of Utah, who resigned
some time ago.
Americana Are In Readiness
' Arms Ordered To
The Front.
El Paso, Tex.. Nov. 25 A anerel
federal attack front, right and left
flank, directed toward Juarez practi-
cally simultaneously this afternoon by
Generals Salazar, Rojas, C iraveo and
Imnds, drove in General Francisco Vil-
a s skirmish line and developed sra-
rate engagements below Bauehe, on the.
west, at Ticrra Blanca. on the front.
and alone the border ODDOsite Belen and
Yistera, Tex., to the east.
The frontal attack on the conatitu-
tionalists under General Villa began at
6:30, about 25 miles south of luarez. ac-
cording to an Americin chauffeur who
reached Juarez at 6 o'clock this even-
ing from Tierra Blanca. The artillei-y I
on both sides was engaged.
A report that the federals were at-J
tempting a flank movement from the
west reached Juarez about the hour th-
frontal attack was reported. Later ere
ports stited that Gene-al Villa's west-
em flank, under command of general
Rodriguez and ColonclTalamentes, had
engaged the federals at 5 o'clock.
These reports came from American
emnlovrs of the l..i m Mnrthwp.tpra
railroad who reached Juarez tonight I
from below Bauche. The reports stated
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that the federals were first repulsed is
an attempt to break through the rebel
jnC8, but returned with reinforcements
and adesperate battle was on when the
Americans left.
Simultaneously with the report of at-
I tack on the west came a report that
I the skirmish line of the constitution ll-
I ists on the east side of Belen, Texas, was
being driven in and the federals were
(advancing on Juarez. The remainder of
the rebel fo-ce at Juarez was rushing to
the region opposite Yistera and Belea
check the flank movement from th
On the American side all troops at
I Fort Bliss were ready for immediate
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Reoort8 .:,.. from ... .ide. j......
cu inm a:, ine engage. .cms were gen -
eral. Word wa. received from General
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v,lla tmu ne wa" nuld,n8 tne leuerai
back at the front and ordered ammu-
n,t,on anfl P ulsions rushed to Urra
Auxiliary hospitals are being fitted up
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' Juarta tomght. a large quantity of
meoicai stores ocing exported irom here
llnnro thf rlMwIiHim.A. n flij. f Art
' sault Oeneral Villa reported
M ,ne leaerals witndrew ten miles
fron tMrt powtion at Snmalayuca early
morning, reoccupien me position ai
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vance on me renei posiuon seven mile.
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- .apwii-. v. iv.uiu, j. o. a. ramuco.,
a I rant, Nov. 2V Aviator rwryon,
no.orr 01 me record iot man nigntt,
w" MM 'V n f"
ureu im. ne was trying oui a new
A woman expects to get her reward
ven, but a man wants his share
The man who follow is inclinations
I "ever very far from the hot-
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Col. William Wilson Finley Succumbs To Appoplexy
And Hemorrhage His Demise A Personal
Loss To Thousands
Raleigh, Nov. 25. Col. William
Wilson Finley, president of the South
ern Railway Company, died suddenly
this afternoon at 3 o'clock in Washing
ton, D. C, of paralysis. This announce
ment was rjceived over the Southern
railway wire in Col. A. B. Andrew's
office immediately after the ocur
rence. A few minutes later the As
sociated Press .flashed the news to
this city. Death occurred at his home.
Colonel Finley was stricken with
apoplexy, and hemorrhage of 'the
brain while he was attempting to
leave his home for his office. Be
fore medical attention could be sum
moned he was dead. Although
stricken before noon, word of his
death did not reach Southern Rail
way headquirte-s for several hours.
Colonel Finley was born at Puss
Christian, Miss., Sept. 2, 1853. From.
1873 to 1883 he served in positions
from vice-president's stenographer to
assistant general freight agent with
the New Orleans, Jackson and
Great Northern, and Chicago, St.
Louis, and New Orleans Railroads.
From 1883 to 1885 he was assistant
general freight agent of the Texas &
Would Put A Crimp In Stock
Owen Explains Security In The
Currency Bill
Washington, Nov. 25. Under the
present system' the bank reserves of
the country are concentrated largely
in New York- where theV are loaned
in speculative accounts on the New
York Stock Exchange, Senator wen
asserted today in opening the debate
on tne administrative currency Dill in
tne Senate. He declared that tne ad
ministration bill as reported by the
Democrats of the banking committee
would remedy this condition.
Senator Owen reviewed the details
the bill and urged that by the cera
tion of market for discounted com-
me.cial paper and by mobilizing the
reserves in public utility regional
banks, the measure would remove the
great -dangers of the present financial
Declaring that at present New York
bankers, who hold a large percentage
of the country's reserves, are forced to
place those reserves in small loans on
the Stock Exchange, the Senator said
"We are advised by representative
New York bankers that the great
banks there would be glad to have the
system improved by the establishment
of Federal reserve banks strong enough
to furnish monev on demand against'
good commercial bills and thus enable
the New York banks to withdraw their,
Hinds Irom tne mock exenange which
has become the most gigantic gambling
establishment in the servic of legitimate
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establishment in the world and flace
such funds in the service ol legitimate
industry and commerce. Inis will oe
one of the greatest benefits of the pend
ing-measure, that is, it will withdraw
from the gambling enterprises on the
Stock Exchange the bank reserves of
the country, and enable such reserves
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such docs occur it arouses considerable
interest. 'However, this is just what
Alice Temple, colored, did Sunday
afternoon. The woman is said to have
been momentarily unbalanced on ac-
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conn., in UUIIICSllv. IIUUUIV '. il.
I riyer
near the Atlantic Coast Line Railway
Com pay's dock at the foot of Queen
The body was recovered a short time
later. No inquest was held at It is not
necessary for the coroner to make an
mvcsiintion unlw. some one files an
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I 71inUVll Willi Mini v vn.
u ... b , ,h(lt there ha4 been fou
bbkn nas iniiRKassu.
i An increases amount 01 ircignt iramc
to this city during the past few weeks
has mad it impossible for the Atlantic
Coast Line Ratway Company to get
all their freight cars on their local
1 yard 4Bd, in consequence they have been
compelled to drop a number of car
each day at Poliekaville and other
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Pacific Railway, and moved up the
railroad ladder until October 1, 1895,
he became third vice-president of
the Southern Railway.
Cojonel Finley resigned in 1896
and he went with the Great Northern
Railway, in 1896 returning to the
Southern as second vice-president.
He Decline President in December,
1906, succeeding the- late Samuel
Spencer, killed in a railroad wreck.
Ben in the south, President Finley
did more than any one man to
develop this country. It was largely
through his broad liberal policies
that the So ithem Railway took the
stand it did in the South. To Col
onel Finley the credit is given large
ly for the great concessions in' freight
rate reductions made for North Caro
lina. A man of unusual force' and
foresight, a scholar really, President
Finley could see in the future with the
eyes of a seer and the Southern under
his direction overlooked no "details
in the development of this section.
His death will come almost as a
personal loss to thousands in the
South. . His writings and speeches
Were heard in every community.
Exchange Says Senator
to be used for the commerce of the na
In detail Senator Owen explained the
security which would be behind the
new currency which, under the bill
would be issued against commercial
paper. Besides this paper, he pointed
out, the notes would be secured by the
liability of the member bank disconti
ing the paper, the liability af its stock
holders, the liability of the reserve
bank issuing the notes and is stock
holding banks, a thirty-three and one
third per cent, gold reserve and the
guarantee of the United States.
"There has never been issued a note
with such safeguards surrounding it
by any banking system of the world,"
he said.
Senator Owen urged speedy action on
the bill, declaring that banks and busi
ness men throughout the country were
"holding back" to discover just what
form the legislation would take.- He
said that the difference between the
two divisions of the Senate committee
should be adjusted and is chairman, ex
pressed his willingness to accept some
of the proposals made by the anti-ad
ministration faction.
senator uwen vigorously itt.ick.en tne
central bank currency plan, particu-
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larly the so-callled "Aldrich plan" rcc
ommended by the national monetary
commission. He reviewed various con
gressional investigations of financial
conditions and declared that the money
trust inquiry showed that "a few men
brought on the panic of 1907 "to en
rich themselves at the expense of the
natioa and to administer a po!!.ic. I re
buke to the administration thca in
Dies Public School
presses Nicely.
(Special to the Journal.)
Ocean, Nov. 26. The infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Smith died
last Sunday. The bereaved parents
have the sympathy of the entire com
munity. Rev. J. C. filled his regulir
appointment at Bcthelcm last Sunday
and preached an excellent sermon which
was greatly enjoyed by a large congre
gation. Our public school is progre ssing
nicely under the skillful management
of Miss Nettie' Oglcsby, of Newport.
Collin Watson, of WiWwood, is
building flue for A. M. Weeks.
Raymond- Taylor and Lloyd Smith,
of Bogue, attended prayer meeting
at this place last Sunday.
Our prayer meeting is doing fine
under the leadership of flrotherT). S.
Koonce. . t ju
W. A. Conway and daughter Mis
Mattie returned Monday from a visit
with relatives at Kinston and Mo-ehead
E. A. Sanders spent Tuesday at More
head City attending to business mat
W. G. Higgins left Tuesday Jm. Kin
ston where he hohU a position .
Leo Higgins spent Tuesday at Nr
Bern attending to buabwss matte s
R. T. Wade, editor of .the Morehead
City Coaatcr, patted through the
city last evening earoute to Norlolk,
Vn., for a bort viait.
Thomas Eclisoh
Thoma Edison has a mast re
covered from his recent illness,
and is again hard at work on sever
al inventions which he hopes to
have perfected and in use some time
during the early part of next year.
Asheville, No. 2o. Following the
whiskey case arrests here yesterday on
bench warrants issued by Judge Frank
Carter in the Investigation into viola- I
tions of the prohibition law being con- I
ducted by him as a committing magis-1
tratc, e Battery Park hotel basement I
was raided last night on a search .and j
seizure warrant issued by Judge Carter
i nd about two gallons of intoxicating I
liquors, certain bar equipment and 50 1
cmojy.boxgsjn , which whiskey shipments I
h id been made, in rare oT the hotel,
were seized. Documentary evidence was I
ilso discovered in the form of bills f'om I
two liquor houses to the Battery Park I
"Special" aggregating several hundred I
Isadore Grant, the negro who holds a I
federal license to retail liquor at the 1
hotel, was again called into court this
morning and his bond was increased
from $1,000 to $2,000. Grant and Pro-
prietor J. L. Alexander were both named
in the search and seizure warrant. I
The general interest a -oused in Ashe-1
vide over the investigation was
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dencc today in the circulating ol peli-
tions to Governor Craig asking that he I
commission Judge Carter to hold a spe-
rial te.-m of Superior court here for the
trial of criminal cises, beginning De-1
ceinber 15, for one week, with a grand
jury, to dispose of any case that may
be hound over by him during the inves-
tigation. It is asked that his term re
place a civil term already authorized for
that time. ' The petitions are being
signed by the leading citizens of the!
city, similar petitions have also been
made by the county commissioners and
the solicitor in order that the cases may
be quickly disposed of.
The two masted schooner Bertie,
of Witt, N. C, arrived in port yester
day with a cargo of cotton from the
The steamer S. J. Phillips is at
the Norfolk Southern R. R. wharf
taking on f.-eight for the merchants
up Neusc River.
The gas freight boat Charmer, of
Swansboro, left yesterday with a
cargo of general merchandise for the
merchants of Swansboro.
The two masted schooner Maggie,
of Core Sound, arrived in port yester-
lay with a load of oysters.
'Plw ... fuM.'hi boat Constitution.
of Pamlico, arrived in pot yesterday
will, a nr,,,, of ...i.on cnitonw-eH and
Tl. c.. frfiirhi hint 1 . li-ft p.
uriiav for Sw:.nbnro with rn of
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general merchandise. Lillic. of Jones Bay,
rived in oort vesterdav with a eariro
arrived in port yesterday
of eggs, oysters and beef.
T, . a b j a t. a
1 he patrons of the Norfolk Southern
are probably very much surprised
to see a hew car on the Gold.boro
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are longer than the ee coaches.
they are finished in light oak with green
plu.h eat and are lighted by electric
ity, and are a great improvement over
the old day coach.
Hong Kong, Nov. 26. -Japanese
steamship Soshu Maru rammed and
tank Chinese passenger launch. Thirn
person drowned.
T. M. Emerson Succumb To Am
Attack Of Acute Indi
Death Closely Followed That
Of President Finley Of
The Southern.
Wilmington, Nov. 26. Thomas Mar
tin Emerson, president of the At
lantic Coast Line Railroad Company,
and one of the most able and popular
railroad executives in the Souths
died last, night, at 1 1 o'clock l
his home in Carolina Heights, this
city, following an attck of acute in
digestion suffered on Sunday night at
Dupont, Ga., while on an inspection
trip of th system with members of
the Board of Directors of his com
pany. Mr. Emerson's death came as a
shocking coincidence with the passing
of another prominent railway execu
tive, President W. W. Finley, of the
Southern Riilway. whose sudden
death also occurred yesterday, and
followed Mr. Emerson's arrival in the
city only yesterday morning, accompa
nied by Mr. James F. Post, Jr., his
chief clerk; his physicians and other
friends who hastened with him on a
special train from VVaycross, Ga., con
fident that upon his arrival here he
would soon be himself again. There
was apparent improvement in his
condition all day and both his family
physicians, Drs. Geo. G. Thomas and
Andrew H. Harriss, were contantly
with him. Even at .nightfall, it waa
believed that the crisis in Mr, Emer
son's condition had pa.-sed, but about
111 o'clock he relapsed into a con
land passed away as. peacefully as
he had dropped into a restful sleep.
Angina pectoris was the cause of his
Although the death came rather
unexpectedly from the earlier reports
as to his condition and at a late hoar
at night, the news of it spread quick-
ly and was -eceh"rd with a profound
shock by hundreds of Wilmington
friends who heard of it during the
night wittT the most sincere sorrow,
for Mr. Emerson, popular all over the
great system of which he was the r-
recting genius, was nowhere more
popular than among his own people
and in commu nity in which he ha
lived and spent the best years of a
well ordered life. Prominent socially
and in the business life of the con
mu nity, he was known by many warm
and true friends who feel in his death
a sense of deep person il loss.
death is nothing short of a
blow to the Wilmington community
evi-iand a peculiarly g eat loss to tne ru-
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way system to which he was always
devoted. The family especially in bis
passing suffers a bereavement in which
they have the tenderest sympathy
of friend everywhere.
Sued F. P. Rowe For Two Thou-
sand Dollars Received
One Penny.
Craven county Superior Court which
was convened in this city on November
17 for a two weeks session for the din
posal of civil cases only, came to a close
yesterday, the docket having been
exhausted, and Judge Harry W. Whed-
bee, of Greenville, who presided, re
turned home last evening.
Among the case disposed of this week
was that of Dulin and Martin vs.
Gaskill and May. In this case the plain
tiffs, who were represented by R. A,
Nunn, was awarded damages in the
sum of $61.80. The defendants were
represented by Moore and Dun.
Another case of interest wa thttB
which John Goulding wa suing F. P
Rowe for damages in the sum of 1 2. 00"
for personal injuries. This uit grew out
of the arrest of Goulding by Policeman
Rowe several years ago and the plain
tiff claimed that he was roughly handled
when it wa not necessary. . returning
a verdict the jury oeciaca in me pia.n-
tiff's favor and awarded him damage
in the um oi one penny
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1 he most Interesting case aisposea u,
vesta-day wa. that in which Allen
Brother, owner ana operator, w .
tinning establishment, were suing T. G.
Hyman, M. D. W. Stevenson, C. V.
Bradham, S. W. Smallwood, J. 5.
Claypook, W. L. Hand and S. H.
&at0!1 d PrMj3yt,f?!
church, lor damage tor wore, which
thay did on the church property.
1 The iury found in favor of th plaift-
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tin ana nwsrueu nicm tn.i.
In th case of A. M. William.,
Admr. r. Norfolk Southern Railway
WV. P-i" "
.la mage to the amount of 11.200.
Two divorce case, war disposed f:
Gibton v.. Gibson and Powell v..
Powell. In both case the decrs wa

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