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NEW BERN JOURNAL
(Published in Two sections, every
Tuesday and Friday at No. 45 Pollock
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Published in Two sections, every
Tuesday and Friday at No. 46 Pollock
preciation from every United States
senator." Raleigh Times,
There is no doubt about the fact
that Senator Simmons is the "biggest"
man in the United States Senate and
one cannot wonder that the citiiens
of his home town. New Bern, are justly
proud of him. If the Senator wants
a thing done, its a safe bet that events
will culminate just as he desires.
IN MEMORIAM JOHN BIDDLE.
Three more days of grace after today
for poor father. Then comes the bill
collectors. However, there's one con
solation. Its a long time until next
We envy the country editor who,
ia last week's issue announced: "There
will be no paper next week." No such
luck comes the way of the man on the
city daily, and if he manages to coax
the subsc.-ibers and advertisers into
allowing him one day off, he feels
Christmas has past but it will be one
consolation to father to know that
the bills will not begin to roll in until
January 1, and he still has a few days
in which to make merry.
The parcel post has done a rushing
business during the past three weeks
and has greatly aided in the handling
f the Christmas shopping. The parcel
post, while comparatively a new wrinkle
has proven that it is here to stay.
Numerous changes are to be made in
the system after the first of the year
and this will make it of even more
The ladies of New Bern are to be
commended upon the excellent work
they did in the Red Cross Seal cam
paten which was waged bv them
during the month previous to Christmas
Thousands of these seals were sold
by them and the money obtained from
these will aid much in the fight against
the great white plague. That the
New Bern ladies made a successful
campaign is not by any means unusual.
It is a known fact that they make a
success of everything they undertake.
It seems that the "investigating bee"
has become an epidemic in this section.
There have been so many investiga
tions dvring the past few weeks that
the prl 'ic has been kept on the qui
vive all along. Now it is understood
that one of the candidates for Congress
from .this district is to investigate the
record of another candidate. This means
that there will be more revalations
and sensations for the readers of the
The editorial writer oh the Charlotte
Chronicle says that after Christmas
everything look9 jaundiced to the eyes
of those who were excessively hilarious.
Evidently the brother got hold of the
wrong brand of Christmas cheer and
they do say that this will make one
feel awfully melancholy.
"What's the use of a man being a
Republican?" remarked a gentleman
who has followed that political creed
for many years. "I have property
in New Bern and I want my vote
to count for something and not be a
mere bagatelle. Henceforth I vote
the Democratic ticket." There are
a lot of other Republicans who feel
about the same way over the present
condition of a flairs and it looks as
though that party will soon become
extinct in New Bern.
"Another Christmas should not be
allowed to pass in Raleigh without
a municipal Christmas tree. The
people of this city yould be glad to
contribute and the pleasure would
belong to all the people. We heart
ily endorse the suggestion for such
an observation next year." Raleigh
The Times is always on the lookout
for something which will help to advance
and promote the interest of Raleigh
and in advocationg the municipal
Christmas tree they have struck just
the proper chord. New Bern put the
idea into effect this year and it was
so much of a success and met with
such popular favor that it will be con
tinued year after year.
John Biddle was born at the old
Colonial home of his father at Fort
Barnwell, Craven county, North Caror.
Una, on the 31st day of March, IMS.'
being in his 65th year at the time of
His father. Col. Samuel Simpson
Biddle and Mary Powell, his wife,
were the owners of this beautiful coun
try place and dispensed hospitality with
a lavish hand.
No man was ever a more affectionate
husband, a kinder or more indulgent
father, he counted his own pleasures
as nothing so he could gratify his
family. He left a wife who has been
his devoted companion for forty three
years, seldom indeed have there been
a more congenial couple. Mr. Biddle
left seven children his oldest son Samuel
Simpson died eleven years ago and his
name is the first called when the
"Lodge of Sorrow" holds its annual
meeting. The memory of this young
man's exemplary life and the silent
answer to his name is ail that is left
to his family of a son taken away
in early manhood. -Now father and son
are united in that beyond the sky
Mr. Biddle was a handsome man
commanding beauty of feature with
grace of carriage.
The last months of life which ended
on December 1, mi, were passed
in bodily pain which he bore with
great patience. He said to his brother
James W. Biddle: "I Jim both ready
and willing to go.
What a happy passing away! What
a sweet comfort to those left behind!
He was buried in the dear old country
grave yard, within sight of the home
where his happy childhood was passed
The oaks around his grave are filled
with grey moss that sighs gently as the
wind whistles through them. He
rests besides the sacred dust of five
generations of his ancestors awaiting
the summons of the final call.
It is not death to die
To leave this weary world,
And into the brotherhood on high
To be at home with God.
H. P. Whitehurst left yesterday for
Raleigh on a professional visit.
T. J. Hewitt and W. Brooks Price
left yesterday for Washington to at
tend to some government matters.
i Dr. J. M. Ward left yesterday for
Shacklefold Banks after spending
Leo. Sultan went to Enfield yester
day for a few days' visjt.
J. F. Spear left yesterday for Norfolk.
S. M. Brinson spent yesterday in
Vanceboro attending to some school
Coy C. Jordan, of Raleigh, arrived
in the city yesterday for a few days
H. R. Bryan, Jr., left yesterday for
Atlanta to attend a fertilizer meeting.
Despite the fact that the hand of
affliction has fallen heavily on this
section during the past year, the amount
f business done by New Bern merchants
during the past month was much lar
ger than that done during the corres
ponding period last year. On every
hand one hears the merchant say
that his business was the best he ever
enjoyed. Such a condition speaks
well for New Bern and vicinity and
shows that the people are a progressive
set are not to be dismayed by adver
W. S. Chadwick left yesterday for
Beaufort returning home.
F. D. Perry went to Beaufort yes
terday for a lew days' visit.
J.G.Delemar left, last night for Dur
ham for a visit of several days.
R. T. Wade, editor of the Morehead
City Coaster, was among .the business
visitors in the city yesterday.
H. M. White, who has charge of the
decorating at S. Coplon St Son's big
department store, returned yesterday
from Norfolk, Va., where he spent
Dr. Jas. A. Duguid left yesterday for
Vanceboro after spending several days
C. T. Meacham returned yesterflay
from Kinston where he spent Christ
F. H. Sawyer returned list night from
Baltimore where he spent Christmas
with his familv.
L. L. Brinson, of Reelsboro, and Ed
Bowden, of Oriental, were among the
business visitors in the city yesterday!
CREATES PANIC ON
A PASSENGER TRAIN
NEGRO KILLS HIS WIFE AND
FIRES AT CONDUCTOR.
3, tar J-i.ia. ttin'iL;.tiiifh-wi.)
It Is the policy of thejmenwho
conduct the business of the Peoples
Bank to provide every assurance
to its depositors of entire security
for the money which they entrust
to its care. In accordance with this
policy, periodical' audits are made
by a Public Accountant. Your
banking business is invited. Both
checking and savings accounts are
Asheville, N. C, Dec. 26. Passen
gers on Southern train No. 36, arriv
ing here this morning, told of the
creation of a panic on the train a
short distance from Hot Springs, N.
C, by Fletcher House, colored, when
he opened Sr.' on his wife. Bertie
House, killing her instantly. Follow
ing the killing of his wife the negro
is reported to have opened fire in the
train, shooting in all directions.
The conductor Capt. Howard Craw
ford, of Knoxville, was attracted to
the car reserved for the use of the col
ored people, i y the commotion, and
the negro is iv sorted to have leveled
his gun at the official, when the latter
Miss Sophie Hollister returned last I drew his wPn from his picket and
-t-u. i u;,. i,:.. ,..i .t, .,r,t shot at the unruly passenger. The
viii ii in i una in n uu n in i l sin oifviik i -
Mr. J. J. Summerell, of Kanona Fer
tilizer Company, Norfolk, is visiting
his parents at the Manse. He is accom
panied by his wife and little Miss Nancy
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In a telegram to the Journal last
night, Hon. (Jharles R. Thomas, of
this city, but who is now visiting in
Western North Carolina, states that
he wi be a 'candidate for nomination
to Congress from this district on the
Democratic ticket. Mr. Thomas will
make a more formal announcement
as soon as he returns home, but his
telegram is enough to let his friends
know that he will be in the race. Mr.
Thomas has represented this district
in congress before and his record while
there is an enviable one and one of
which he can well be proud. It is at the
solicitation of his numerous friends
that he is again entering the race and
it is safe to say that the other candidates
will find in him a foeman worthy of the
best efforts they can put forth.
The Beaufort News sees the rumor
that the Pennsylvania Company is
to purchase the Norfolk Southern ,in
the following light:
"The Pennsylvania Railroad Compa
ny has opened offices in Charlotte,
being, as the Daily Observer gays:
-'determined to go after the Southern
business in a more energetic and dili
gent fashion.' This move, considered
in connection with the rumor that
the Pennsylvania is to purchase the
Norfolk Southern, is significant. The
establishment of an office at Charlotte
by the Pennsylvania is n nice Christ
Mas present Jor that city but it would be
an event of trerpendous importance
aot only to the Queen City hut to
the entire State especially this im
mediate section if the Pennsylvania
should, either by a new line or by pur
chasing the No.-folk Southern, take
bold of Lookout Harbor. The Penn
sylvania is a great riilroid, and if it
really h is 'it's eyes on' Lookout Harbor,
there will be some big business going
n at the Cape is a very short time."
It will mean much for this section
if the Pennsylvania was to purchase
the Norfolk Southern and there is a
possibility that they may do this,
however, there is little doubt about
the fact that the same interests that
control the Pennsylvania Railway Com
pany also have a share of the Norfolk
Southern Stock and it is hardly prob
able that they will take over the road
utright and change its name when
they can get a good profit from the
stork which they now hold.
"Those who marvel at the manner
in which Senator Simmons "put
Collector Watts"over," despite the
objections of certain North Carolina
politicians and despite the presi
dent's objections to a so-called re
actionary, might get a little light
from this letter, just received by
the senior North Carolina senator:
" 'My Dear Senator Simmons: I
Welcome this opportunity to express
again my warm admiration for your
leadership ia the great fight for this
bill and my deep sense of the service
you have rendered the country. A-
imptish a great thing
New Bern's experience with the
parcel post during the holidays has
without any doubt shown the people
that the system is just the thing
which has for years been needed. The
operation of the new system here was
entirely successful and the force in the
postoffice are being congratulated on
the manner in they which handled
the situation. There is just one drawback
at the local office and that is lack of
room. When the rush began the packages
filled all available space and caused
considerable inconvenience and it was
not until yesterday that the place
was finally cleared. It appears as though
the government will have to make some
arrangements for handling this increas
ed amount of business, either by en
larging the office or handling the parcel
post mail from a separate building.
The parcel post system, it has beea
found, is going to cost more than its
advocates at first believed, but it is
here to stay, and appropriations for it
will be popular. Touching the question
of greater cost the Washington Post
"The tentative theory that the profit
from carrying small packages would
lift the postoffice establishment out of
the deficit column is still confidently
adhered to by officials in charge, al
though a damper would seem to have
been thrown on it by Postmaster Gen
era I Burleson's statement that the
fl.OOO.OO appropriated for the service
during the current fiscal year has been
exhausted. Congress is to be appealed
to for a second million to meet the
cost for the rest of the year, and no
doubt the request will be granted.
"The new demands on the Treasury,
however, do not end here by any
means. Second Assistant Postmaster
General Stewart, immediately in charge
of transportation of the mails, report
that the cost of handling all classes of
the service last year was approximately
186,000,000, which amount will be in
creased this year by about $10,000,00(1
presumably to defray increasing par
cel post expenditure. As a method
of reducing the heavier outlsy for car
rentals, Mr. Stewart urges the estab
lishment of railway terminal post of
fices and a separation by routes el
first and second class mails of pub-
A man la mentally strong at sixty
if be cast avoid falling love with a
silly female of tbt
By virtue of the power of sale con
tained in that certain judgment entereP
in the Superior Court of Craven county,
North Carolina at the May term, 1913,
in that certain action entitled George
F. Anderson against W. H. Harrington
and Mary Harrington, we the under
signed commissioners appointed by
the Courtjwell sell for cash to the high
est bidder at the Court house door in
New Bern, Craven county, North
Carolina on the 5th day of January,
1914, the following described real es
tate, te wit:
Beginning at a stake on the Vance
boro and Greenville road, Lizzie Pow
ell s second corner, and running notth
73 east with Lizzie Powell's line 120
poles, Lizzie Powell's third corner,
then North 15 West 36 poles to a stake,
then south 73 west 120 poles to a stake
on the Vanceboro and Greenville road,
thence down said road 36 poles to the
beginning containing 25 acres, and being
the tract of land conveyed to said
Ad die Waters by E. A. and Louis
Forrest, by deed recorded in the offic
of Register of Deeds of Craven county
in Book 176, page 240.
W. D. McIVER,
D. L. WARD,
This the 25th day of November,
Miss Alice Sutton left lapt night
for La Grange for a few days' visit.
Mrs. H. H. Hodges and children
left last night for Kinston for a few
Geo. Atmore left' last night for
Stonewall to spend Sunday with his
latter fled to the rear of the car and
jumped from the moving train, which
was going at a rate of 40 miles an
hour, iccording to reports.
A ' message from Hot Springs to- j
night was to the effect that the ne
gro was only slightly wounded and
was captured by officers of that town i
immediately after he jumped from the
The body of the negress was brought
to this city.
IF YOU PUT MONEY IN THE BANK
NOW IT WILL GROW INTO A FORTUNE
AND KEEP YOU SOME DAY
C. S. Wallace, of Morehead City
spent yesterday in the city.
R. B. Atkinson returned yesterday
from Norfolk where he spent Christ-
(.'has. H. Hall left last night for
Washington, D. C, to attend to some
L. D. Harris left last night for Rich
mond to attend to some business matters.
D.-. C. W. Bilfinger left last night
for New York City to attend to some
The above statement is absolutely true. You are
spending not alone the money but the future of that money.
to oettid of mosquitoes Jhat money you are now spending would soma day mik3 a
Ten can Sleep, Fish, Huntor attend to any work . J J , . , nnurnnr im unttn
thoutbemzworrkd by the bttinz or ainiiine goodly sum which would insure you GOMFORT IN YOUK
of Mosquitoe. Sand-flies, Gnatsor other insects & J . , r-.i.iri l ij ii
teMFtnSamfrvt 0LD AGE 0,r Protect yourjFAMILY should you die.
Make OUR bank YOUR bank
WE PAY 4 PER GENT INTEREST ON SAVINGS
AGGOUNTS 4 TIMES A YEAR
SURPRISE MARRIAGE TOOK
MISS MARY E. DIXON BECOMES
BRIDE OF ROBERT
Mrs. J. D. Daly, of La Grange,
and grandson Clifton Jarman, of Rocky
Mount, are visiting the home of her
son Geo. Dalv on Pollock street.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ellis Williams,
Mrs. R. P. Williams and Mrs. S. L.
Dill, Jr., and children left yesterday
for the Straits for a few weeks' visit.
Hot or Cold at the
ORIENTAL, N. C.
Located on the banks of
Neuse river where you get
the breeze all the time.
Hot and Cold ronnina
water. Screens. Serve the
best food in Pamlico
County. Special rates by
Home of the Traveling
A car of American Wire
Fencing of all kinds and
Also carry a full line of
Hardware and Farm Im
plements, Buggies, Hack
ney Wagons, Harness and
a general line of Staple
and Fancy Groceries, Dry
Goods and Notions at low
est prices sad invite all
our friends to call and see
H.A. Hart & Co.
Miss Margaret Stedman, of Raleigh,
is visiting Mrs. H. R. Bryan, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Ed. Hancock left
yesterday for Beaufort, returning home
after spending Christmas in this city.
A marriage v hichcame as a complete
surprise to the many friends of the con
tracting parties, took place at the
Episcopal rectory at "10:30 o'clock
last night when Miss Mary Elisa
Dixon, of Raleigh, became the bride
of Robert Hancock of this city.
Miss Dixon is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles N. Dixon, of Raleigh, and
has and a host of friends in that city.
Since coming to New Rem she has been
connected with Fairview Sanatorium
and has made a host of friends here
The groom is a son of the late Sey
mour Hancock and is an estimable
young man. Mr, and Mrs. Hancock
will continue 'to make their home
in this city.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. B. F. Huske in the presence of a
few relatives and friends.
New Bern Banking & Trust Co.
Breaks Land Deep
Mr. and Mrs. T, G. Hyman and
daughters Elizabeth and Dollie Hyman
left yesterday for New York ' City
for aN weeks' visit.
Mrs. C. O. Robinson left yesterday
for Elizabeth City after spending Christ
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Summerell and
child, of Norfolk, arrived in the city
yesterday for a few weeks visit at the
home of Mr. Summerell's parents Dr.
and Mrs. J. N. H. Summerell of this
Miss Louise Thompson, of Jackson
ville and her guest Miss Emily Reber,
of WHhamsport, Pa., are in the city
visiting Mrs. D. S. Joees.
Mr. and Mrs. Clem Hooker have
returned from a visit with relatives
in Pamlico county.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Shelton, the
former whom is clerk at the James
Hotel, returned last night from Rich
mond, Va. Mr. Shelton went to Rich
mond to attend a big family reunion
and while there wed Miss Marvcle
Bllett. They will make their home in
C. B. Foy apeat yesterday in La
Capt. Tho, Marriner left yester
day for Polloksville on a hunting
R. E. Whitehurst returned to More
head City yesterday after spending
Christmas with his parent.
The sins of
Arthur Williams went to Baltimore
yesterday for several days' visit.
Levi Wbeatly, of Beaufort, unsaid
through the city yesterday earoute
Quotations by Coast Line Market:
Young chickens 50 and 75c. per pair.
Grown chickens, 85 and $1.00 per
Beef, 10c per pound. .
Pork, 10c. per pound.
Eggs, 30c. pT'r dozen.
Hides 10c. per pound.
Turkeys, 16c. per pound
Local sf cotton market,
10 1-211 3-4r., no receipts
O. Iit lady, list while thy lover outside
Pours forth these fond accents that
O, list, both thy doors and thy window
For fear that some thorough draught
The sweet summer morn's hanging low
in the sky,
And the fog's drifting wildly around
There is damp in my throat, there i
sand in my eye,
And my old friend neuralgia hns
found me. 1
O, list, lady, list, ere this thin search
Subdues all my amorous frensy;
The Pleiad's toft influence here is, I
Replaced by the harih influenza.
And now, kdy sweet, I must bid thee
A night that would quench Hymen's
For a lut by the Are i much mure po
lite, Than a song and catarrh in the
The wont saw. it mattT of w lo. staadhu
s msd r the woadrll. old nMsbu IX
Pttter't Aattsrptic IlUa OIL II teller,
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CUTS CLODS and PULVERIZES
Makes a Perfect Seed Bed SEEDS
Burrus & Parker
New Bern, N. C.
To Farmer Union Members
Our stock is the most complete in town and our prices
are the same to you as always
New Bern, N. C
the Semi-Weekly Journal