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NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 16, 1903-FIRST SECTION
Believed Selection Will Be Made
on That Day
Back From a Conference
There was little or no change yester
day in the New Bern postoffice situation
and those who are interested in the out
come of the mixup are still on the qui
viva with expectancy.
Yesterday morning the delegation
who, on Thursday, went to Washington
to confer with Senator F. M. Simmons in
behalf of John C. Thomas, Jr., urging
that he be appointed to fill the position
at postmaster of the local office, re
turned to the city.
The delegation saw Senator Simmons
and held a lengthy conference with him
but received no assurance that their
favorite would be appointed to the office.
(Neither did they receive any intimation
that Mr. Thomas would not be the
fortunate candidate. The members of
the delegation feel sure that Mr.
Thomas will be appointed to the office.
On the other hand the friends of
L. G. Daniels, another candidate for
the office, feel confident that he will be
selected. They have excellent argu
ment ;at hand to bear up their belief
and are making a bitter fight to accom
plish their end. It is almost assured
that neither S. H. Lane or Frank Wea
thersbee will be sleected for the place,
but it i believed that if Mr. Daniels
is selected for the office that Stephen
Lane will be his assistant.
In case that Mr. Thomas is selected
it is probable that another man will
fill the assistant's place There are
several persons mentioned for this place
but, co far, Mr. Thomas has not stated
whom his choice will be.
George Wood, at present a dispatch
ing cleric in the office, wants theofficc
of assistant postmaster and is putting
up excellent reasons why he should be
given the place. Mr. Wood has been
in the office for fourteen years and is
thoroughly competent to handle the
assistant's duties, say his friends.
Whether his aspirations along this line
wiO materialize is a matter of specula
tion. It is believed that Senator Simmons
will make the appointment by next
Wednesday. He has informed several
of the Washington neswpapc- men
that he intended ending the matter this
week by making the appointment,
and it is generally believed that this
will be done by that day.
Being such an important matter, the
affair is one of the sole topics of con
versation. The eyes of all New Bern
and surrounding territory are turned
on the Federal building and new devel
opments are awaited with much anti
cipation. Acting Postmaster In Charge.
R. A. Nunn, attorney for the Ameri
can Bonding Company of Baltimore,
Md., who were on the former postmas
ter's bond, remains In charge of the office
and, although uninitiated in the affairs
of the office, is conducting the business
in an entirely satisfactory manner.
Mr. Nunn, however, is not after a job
of this sort and it is believed that he
will be glad to turn the affairs over to
a new postmaster.
Howitt's Resignation Asked For.
When postoffice .inspector Knight
came to New Bern to look into affairs
he found that the work of the postmaster
and his assistant T. D. Hewitt was
found to be unsatisfactory and In his
report to the department Mr. Knight
stated that they were inefficient. The
postmaster has been dismissed and
Assistant Postmaster Hewitt yesterday
. received a letter from Congressman
John M. Faison, who is very much in
terested in the matter, asking him to
Being familiar with th fate which
befell his superior in the office, it is
believed that Mr. Hewitt will comply
with this request after Senator Simmons
has appointed a new postmaster, ra.
CHILD LABOR LAW
COMMISSIONER SHIPMAN SENDS
LETTER TO S. M.
S. M. Brinson, superintendent of
public instruction in Craven county,
has received from Commissioner of
Labor and Printing, M. L. Shipman,
a letter relative to the duties of county
superintendents in regard to the Child
Commissioner Shipman in his letter
says the act goes into effect on Jan
uary I. 1914. that copies have been
sent manufacturers, copies being sent
the superintendents to give the parties
not familiar with the act. "This law,"
he writes, "as finally enacted, was not
opposed by representatives of the
manufacturers, and you should nna
little difficulty in securing their co
operation in the effort to being about
a strict enforcement of it." He con
tinued: "In handine you this law, I wish
to assure you that this department
will be pleased to aid in bringing
about a proper respect for it by em
ployer, employee, parent or guardian,
and the public generally. I take it
that you are sufficiently interested in
the education of the children of your
county td see that their minds are
not dwarfed bv confinement at a ten
der age, nor their health impaired by
premature employment and long
hours of service.
"On lanuarv 1. 1914, vou become
the factory inspector, as well as the
superintendent of schools, of your
county. This is an added respon
sibility of deep significance, but 1
feel that you will duly measure up to
the new standard set for you by the
General Assembly. Strength to your
arm and may glorious results crowe
your efforts. Although a tabor ot love
the reward will be worth while.
"Assuring vou of the hearty cc-
oneration of this department at any
time it may be needed, and with best
wishes, I am.
The act prohibits a child under
twelve from workiing in factories or
manufacturing establishments, and
none between twelve and thirteen to
work in a factory except as an ap
prentice and only after have attend
ed, school four months in the preced
ing twelve months. No person under
shxtecn is permitted to work in a
mill, factory or manufacturing estab
lishment between 9 p. m. and 6 a. m.,
no child under sixteen being allowed
to work at night, nor a child under
thirteen allowed to work in the day
in a mill, factory or manufacturing
plant, without a certificate front the
parent or guardian showing name and
age, and when under twelve it must
be shown that there has been school
attendance for four months out of the
proceeding twelve. Violations by em
ployers or parent is made a misdc-
The gas boat Fanny Brevard, of Gat
tin's Creek arrived in port yesterday
with a cargo of sweet potatoes.
The schooner Maggie, of Witt, ar
rived in port yesterday with a cargo
BARGAINS AT J. J. BAXTER'S
J. J. Baxter has announced that he
will continue hit big special cut price
aale on ladies coats and suits for several
dayt longer. This it an excellent
opportunity to purchase goods at
'""TrfftaSrlHrWy "tew ' prices.
Its easier to talk than it is to ac
quire the woods wing habit.
ther than be put out by the Postoffice
IIP TWO DOLLARS
BULLISH GOVERNMENT REPORT
CAUSES RAPID RISE ON NEW
New Orleans, La., Dec. 13. The
Department of Agriculture's crop es
timate of 13,677,000 bales caused a
rise of two dollars a bale on the local
cotton market yesterday. The figures
were lower than most bull estimates
and the marker immediately became
excited, bulls taking on large quanti
ties of long cotton while the bears
covered shorts on a large scale.
March was most active and its first
sale after the figures were posted was
at an advance of 22 points. The rise
was rapidly widened. In fifteen min
utes, March went to 13.66, a rise of
38 points, or practically $2 a bale;
other active months were 34 points
up. Realizing caused a momentary
set-back, but outside buying worked
the market higher than ever. March
going to 13.40", at which level it was
42 points above the price ruling just
before the estimate came out. Thit
was a net gain over yesterday's close
of 21 points. The close was very steady
19 to 20 points up.
GUY JONES LEADS MISS, DAISY
STANLEY TO THE
(Special to the Journal.)
Swansboro, Dec. 13. On Wednesday
evening, DecemberlOth, 1913, at
8 o'cllock in the Baptist church at
Swansboro, was solemnised one of the
most beautiful marriages ever seen in
this place when Mr. Guy F. Jones
led to the altar Miss Daisy Florence
Stanley. ' '
The church was beautifully and
tastefully decorated with rich green
bamboo, and the altar was a mass of
ferns and other potted plants. At
the end of each aisle near the altar
was a gate formed of evergreen under
an arch of bamboo.
While waiting for the bridal party
to arrive Mrs. Richrd Swindell sweetly
sang "Mine." At the song ended, Miss
Rena Jones, who presided at the organ
began to play the bridal chorus from
Lohengrin and little Misses Minnie
Ward and Bessie Parkin came in and
opened the gates for the bridal party.
The bridesmaids Misses Effie Blood
good and Mary Parkins and the grooms
men Messrs Sam Adler and Clem
Sanders came and met before the altar.
The bride came in with her mai of honor
Miss Rosalie Davis, and groom with
his best man Mr. W. H. WUIis. They
met at the altar and Rev. Lamb, pat
tor of the church, performed the
ceremony in a most impressive manner.
During the ceremony the Flower
Song was softly and sweetly played
by Miss Jones. As the joyful strains
of Mendelssohns Wedding March
sounded upon the air, the happy
party marched to the door where Mr.
Foster's automobile was waiting to
take them to their future home.
The bridesmaids wore white twist
over pink with pink sashes, the maid
of honor wore white net over pink
messaline. The dress of the bride
was of white messaline with chiffon
drapery caught up with a silver buckle.
The groom and groomsmen wore
The bride it the youngest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Stanley and is one
of Swansboro's most charning young
ladies. The groom it one of the most
popular business men of this place.
Their many friends wish them a long
and happy married life.
They were the recipients of many
handsome and useful presents.
U. S. Senator Marcue A. Smith, of
Aria on a, and bis brother-in-law, Mr.
Hotliday, of Kentucky, tpent yester
day at Slocumbt Creek fishing.
Some self-made men evidently did
the job la the dark.
Senator Simmons Accepts Invi
tation To Deliver Prin
NEWSPAPER MEN COMING
Tuesday, December 30, Has Been
Selected As The
Tuesday, December 30, is the date
which has been set for the annual
dinner to be given by the New Bern
Chamber of Commerce and invitations
are now being sent out to those who will
be the guests of honor.
The principal speaker of the occasion
will be Senator Furnifold M. Simmons,
Chairman of the Finance Committee
of the United States Senate and a
New Bern citizen. Senator Simmons
has already accepted the invitation
to be present that this occasion.
Among the others who will be the
guests of the Chamber of Commerce
at this dinner will be Edward Britton
of the Raleigh News and Observer;
J. E. Thompson, of the Wilmington
Star; Sam H. Farrabee, of the Raleigh
Times; J. D. Whichard, of the Green
ville Reflector; Fred N. Tate, who is
president of the North Carolina Just
Freight Rate Association; D. T. Ed
wards, of the Kinston Free Press;
Frederick Ostemeyer, of the Beaufort
News; R. T. Wade, of the Morehead
City Coaster; Joe King, .of the Durham
Herald; "Jimmy" Cowan, of the Wil
mington Dispatch, and the editor of
every other newspaper in North Caro
This dinner will be one of the most
successful held in this State. Plates
for several hundred guests wilt be laid
and it is expected that every seat
will be taken. New Bern business men
and the members of the Chamber of
Commerce are greatly interested in the
Uproachtng event and have assured
Secretary J. Leon Williams that they
will assist him in every possible way
in making the affair a creditable one
Complete plans for the event are
now being made and will be announced
Stag Club To Cot Capers On De
c ember 24.
The Stag Club have decided to give
their minstrel show on December 26
in order that there will be no conflict
with the musical concert to be given
by the New Bern Public school on
Friday, December 19. Tickets are now
on sale at Edward Clark's cigar store,
Wood-Lane Drug Company, H. E.
Royall's, Bradham drug store, Pinnix
drug store, Charles Taylor's cafe,
Gaston Cigar stand and Kennedy's
COLORED LOGGER SERIOUS
LY INJURED NEAR
Otis Adams, a colored man
who has been logging in the woods
near Jasper, was painfully
not seriously injured yesterday
afternoon when he fell from the
top of a car load of logs.
Only meagre details of the
accident could be learned here
but it teems that" Jackson, who
was employed by a Mr. Flowers
had assisted loading a car of
logs and for some purpose had
climbed on top of them. He
lost his foothold on the logs
and fell to the ground, a distance
of several feet.
Dr. N. M. Gibbs, of this city
was summoned to give the in
jured man medical attention and
he found that, in addition to his
right shoulder being broken, that
Iris left leg was also badly injured
After having his injuries dressed
the man was taken to his home
TMs It a eraser! ptioe prepared etpueially
or MALARIA or CHILLS 4 FIVER.
Five or tlx dotes will break any case, and
f tshen than at a tonic the Paver will not
-"m. elt sett on the llvar batter than
- dome! and does not grip or sicken, tic
Alexander Nicolaievltch Kokovsoff ,
the Russian Premier, is seriously
111 in Rome. He is suffering from an
attack of erysipelas.
HOGS BEING KILLED
III LARGE NUMBERS
COLD WEATHER MEANS THE
FINISHfOF MANY BIG
It isn't necessary for a traveler
through the rural districts to consult
his thermometer to learn that winter
time has arrived, the rate at which
hogs are being slaughtered through
out the country showing that the
farmers regard it as settled that there
is to be no more hot weather. The
recent cold spell of a few days was
regarded by the farmers as an ex
cellent time for slaughtering their
porkers, and in the country districts
the aroma of liver pudding, sausage
and hog brain fills the air. Piercing
squeals it early morning hours indi
cate tht the hog killers are, getting
an early start.
Reports from the country districts
surrounding this city are to the effect
that some unusually heavy porkers
have been swung up this year, and
there is every indication that farmers'
families are going to feast on pork
and sausage during ,the coming
winter. In many smokehouses the
farmers are placing their hog meats
in salt, thoroughly satisfied that the
weather for the next few months
will be such that there is no danger
of their meat spoiling.
THE STAMP LAW TEMPORARILY
The postal law . forbidding the use
of stickers or adhesive stamps of any
sort on packages sent through the
mail has been suspended until Janu
ary 1. This is done to permit the
use of Red Cross Seals and jhe little
sentimental stamps of. Christmas
greetings. Postmaster Nunn warns
that these cannot he used is the place
of the postage stamps, and that par
cell will not be sent unless they are
properly provided with the necessary
NEW BERN POLICEMEN
IN RECEIPT OF REWARD
CHIEF LUPTON AND OFFICER
BRYAN GET CHECK
A check for twenty-five dollars
was received yesterday by Chief of
Police Lupton and Policeman A. L.
Bryan, as a reward for the capture
last Thursday of Robert Elliott, colored,
and of Wayne county, who- escaped
from the convict camp in that county
a few weeks ago.
Elliott did the wrong thing in com
ing to New Bern. This city, of all
others, he should have avoided. The
officers learned Thursday afternoon
that he was sojourning here and less
than five hours later had him ia the
Friday morning Sheriff R. H. Ed
wards, came to New Bern and took
charge of the prisoner.
And many a man it sold without
getting hit price.
Rev. E. T. Carter, Of This City,
TO Preach The Annual
SENTIMENT FOR FOOTBALL
Resolution To Abolish The Sport
At Wake Forest Was
Shelby, Dr-c. 12. The session this af
ternoon of the 83rd annual conventioa
of North Carolina Baptists was givea
over to the discussion temperance of
aged ministers relief and obituaries.
The reports were read and adopted. The
aged ministers relief fund has been ia
creased the past year but still larger
offerings are necessary if the proper re
lief is given the aged men.
In the morning session the conven
tion prbmptly and practically by a
unanimous vote tabled a resolution te
ask the board of trustees of Wake For
est College to abolish football. The res
olution was not discussed at iny length.
The sentiment was entirely too strong
against the adoption.
Sunday school Serwt-arv Middleros.
speaking to the report of the Sunqly
school committee, urged the organiza
tion of the distinctively Baptist Bible
classes as provided for in the report.
These classes are a part of the distinc
tive denominational program as mapped
out for the future Sunday school work.
In the United States the Sunday
school enrollment is less than 50 per
cent, of the membership of Baptist
churches. In the territory of the South
ern Baptist convention the percentage
rises to 55 per cent, but in North Caro
lina the Sunday school enrollment is
75 per cent of the church membership.
Prof. J. Henry Highsmith, of Wafce
Forest college, presented the importance
of the Baptist Young People's work ia
a splendid address.
The session of the convention for
1914 will be held with the Baptist
churches of Raleigh, the invitation frota
those churches have been accepted.
The annual sermon will be preached by
Rev. E. T. Carter, D. D., of New Bern,
Rev. G. T. Lumpkin, of Oxford, will be
The convention considered State mis
sion work. The work closed with a bal
ance of $500 in the treasury after pay
ing all expenses up to January 1, 1914.
During the year the missionaries of
the board have successfully laid foun
dations for still larger work the com
ing year. The total offerings amounted
to $50, 421.. 63, an increase over last year
of $2,489.72. Baptisms were 2,137.
In the foreign fields of the Souther's
Baptist convention the total baptisms
last year were 4,532, an increase over
the previous year of 300. This number
is about one-third of the total baptisms
reported from the 2,00$ churches of
North Carolina and with a much smal
ler relative cost.
During the past year the board of
ministerial relief reports larger receipts
than in any previous year. The receipts
almost doubled the previous year and
amounted to $5,550.37. More men were
aided last year than ever before.
According to the report of the board
of trustees of Chown college, located
at Murfreesboro, the enrollment of the
institution for the year is 150, eight
above the previous high water mark.
A new dormitory building hat bete
erected at a cost of $2,600.
A special convocation of New Beca
Chapter No. 46 R. A. Masons wil
be held on Monday evening December
15. 1913, at 7:30 p. ni. Degree visiting
brethren cordially invited to attend.
O. A. Refer,
N. C. Mohn,
The loctl cotton market was steady
yesterday, the price being from 1
to 12 3-4 cents per ll. About thirty
bales wee sold.
A fool's idea of a good joke is oae
he it able to put over oa the other
It bn't alwayt love that enables
a married couple to get along. Sotee
timet it it common sense.
Give people what they think they
want instead of what they really Med
and they'll go oa thaw way rejoicing.
Inert would be no more tariff
squabbles if it Were possible to tatt
every man ia thie country according
to Ma ewe psreoael veluedoa.