- : ' ' NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA. MARCH 16 1915
In an Interesting Inter-
view He DeclaresThati
He and His CrewHave
By No Means Given
ning -Their "Raiding
r ' j titmi Ci -i!
career ana nui oian
Inf Again As Soon As
Ship Is Ready to Sail
Newport News, March ll Cap
tain Max Thierichens, commander of
the German converted cruiser Prinz
Bitel Fredrich; merchant raider for
the fatherland in the Atlantic and
Pacific, oceans and destroyer bf an
AmerisnA ship, today broke his seal
of idtehof since he reached anchorage
in ail American port.
The , German commander, who
brought-! his ship and prize orews to
this portj last Wednesday, said he had
been tte busy to talk for publication
until Bfcjr and he consented to say a
"I was never interviewed," the cap
tain said, smilingly, as he sat in his
cabin of the Friedrich in dry dock.
"Does it hurt much?"
The commander was asked if his his
toric raid of the seas was over. "Fest
weiter," he exclaimed in German,
meaning as he explained, "We haven't
given it up by a long way." The offi
oer emphasized his statement with a
lam of lis fist on the coffee table and
"We had luck and we shall have
more, I hope."
Luck of Prinz Eitel
"As you know," Commander Thier
ichens continued, "we cruised for days
without seeing a thing off C hile. Our
eoal was almost gone': w We were really
in a bad way. Then one day we sight-
dia sailing ship flying no flag.
: squad '( went ' aboard and demanded
that she show her colors. . pgfdnut
ted thklTshe was the rWnptrlbn
Jean." : -
"When we read, the signal wig-wag
ged back by ouf boarding 'erew. it-was
as if it tcast pigeon were to fly into
the mouth of a starving man. "French
ship Jean," came the message, 'loaded
with best Cardiff coal.
"But that wasn't all. There was a
heavy sea running and we didn't dare
come alongside without risking smash'
ing both hulls. So I gave orders that
we sail her to the nearest place I
found an ideal place called Easter' Is
land on an atlas. Our crew took her
over but later I offered the French a
chance to sail their own ship under
our orders with pay aiiti ' they ac
cepted. , " -
"But this was too slow1 for us, so we
put back a chain and towed her. When
we were under way again we sighted
another ship. We made her out as the
English' boat Kildalton and took after
her' with our tow line' jerking along
behind. We soon finished her and then
proceeded, till we reached Easter Is
land with our prire. We landed and
when we found there was no particular
danger we rested arid quitely coaled. It
was like feeding a hungry: man.
Depended On Rain for Water
The captain explained that before
he landed the crews pf the Jean and
the Kildalton he ascertained that an
Englishman's yacht was in the harbor
and that word could easily be taken
for their relief . . v:
' Next to coal the greatest need the
Kite! felt in her long journey, the oonv
mander said, was water. . Not only for
drinking, he explained, but for wash
! ing. Because of the water shortage he
' said: , - ' - :' "- .
' v""The Eitel anchored! in the rain belt
near Pernambuoo and spread all sail
not perpendioular but flat-and wait
' ed and in forty-eight hours the rains
descended and the tanks wore filled."
The washing problem he said was
.' followed by famine and in this emer
1 genoy, lirck favored them again when,
sprigs of wheat growing from a box in
,his cabin window. .',
"You can't imagine what that lit-
, tie growing green meant to us, "
said, after a moment's meditation.
"Even in the cities you can at least
look into a florist's shop. But through
' these months on the sea, we yearned
' for it. 80 when we reached Easter
Island we filled baskets with earth an
then competition began. ' All wo had
to plant were beans and peas and we
. found that they would not grow. We
' were just about ready to give up ever
seeing our window gardens green when
... there came a wheat ship, " We planted
. some of it and you see it Is growing."
Easter Island was a bright page In
the JEitol Freidrich's history .and a
V strange little Christmas tree at the
captain's elbow, still bearing its gold
and candlos, was a relic the officer
said, from the last Christ mm eelehra
, tion. On the stand was the souvenir
of a more recent feast, tie' cetehra-
WEITER" SAYS THE CAPTAIN
OF THE GERMAN SHIP PRINZ EITEL
1 '-. -v - -
The above illustratiori shdws
troops occupied the Mexican capital immediately after General
are well equipped for the warfare
New Bern Is to Be Made
Asked to Aid
Have you made your plans for
the cleanup week? Are you inter
ested' jn making New Bern spotless-
tiv4y Thursday March 18th.
fyjQjv put off your cleaning until
the last day, for that day may be
very cold or rainy and too disagree
able for out door work, but begin
arly in the week and see that your
yards and lawns present a spi'o-and-span
appearance by Thursday. Then
you will tie sure or caving you
The City Beautiful Club wishes
to present a beautifully clean city to
he hundreds of visitors who will be
within our portals on Maich 2ord
and in order to do this we ask that
every one do a part by having then
own premises in peifect order. And
then when we get clean, let us keep
clean or the health of our town dur
ing the bummer months, when most
of us have to remain at home, all
depends on cleanliness now.
day, which occurred yesterday in this
port. It was an elaborately framed
poem, which the commander smilingly
explained was the present of the hori-
commi8sioried offioer, "Gesangverein.'
Later, as the commander went on
deck.'the proud author was personally
congratulated with a warm hand
Not a Men Lost
Hanging on the wall in the cap
tain's cabin was the shell of a tropi
cal fish and lying on the table were
photographs which the captain proud
ly displayed as his "farthest south"
record. They showed two great ice
bergs and. a wide gray icefield.
"We went far south of the Horn,
the officer explained, "for it was af
ter the battles on the coast and we
were afraid of the straits. Then we
were up in the tropics, shooting
"Despite the changes of weather
and the hazards of the cruise," the
commander added, as the interview
olosed, "we have not lost a single life
and the erew we have today is the
same to a man as that which left
Taring Tau many months ago and
ready to take another chance.".
YET A MYSTERY
Rooky Mount, March 13. As an
aftermath of the remarkable evidence
upon , the part of the', 12 year-old
negro boy, 1 Will Hollowell,. whose
arrival here last Wednesday morning
with too much money excited the sus
picion of Vhe police and caused the ar
rest of James Rouse, alias Robertson,
alias Turner, Arthur Haywood and
Nat Stanton, following the declara
tion upon the part of the negro boy
that the four: had blown the safe of
the West Durham postoffloe on Fri
day night of last week.' r V t
These negroes were tried yesterday
before U. 8. Commissioner Boykin, in
Wilson; and were released front the
charge, after one of the most remark
able investigations by the Federal offi
cers, extending over three days, and
during which time they traveled
sovoral hundred miles in thci efforts
to establish the truthfulnens of the
TYPE OF ZAPATA TROOPS
troops of the Mexican General
which they are practising.
SIMMONS TALKS TO
He and Greensboro Man In
Conference With Brit
Washington, D. C. March 13
Senator Simmons made an en
gagement with Ambassador Spring
Rice of the British Kmhassy to call
today with James 10. Latham of
Greensboro and discuss the cotton
sutuation on the seas. Mr. Latham
is a heavy exporter, and has some
goods in transit now. lie and
Senator Simmons will go over the
situation with the Ambassador. E.
W. Rosenthal, a big shipper of South
Carolina, will be with Messrs. Sim
mons and 1 atham.
Mr. Simmons conferred with Her
man Metz of New York about the
OuttoOk for aff pafrir movemftat in
d'yestuffs. The chances for gelling
dyestuffs from (irrmany are slight,
and getting worse. There is no en
couragement in that direction.
Mr. Simmons called on Ambassador
Jusserand. the French representative
here, and asked him if he could have
(Jaron William von Wolfe of Greens
boro released from a French prison,
where he was cast just after the w:ir
started. Von Wolfe went to France
from this country for James E.
Latham. Being a German h
picked up and jailed. It is not likely
that Von Wolfe will be released un
til the war is over.
The funeral service over the body
of Miss Emma Greenabaum, who
died at Fairview Sanatorium Friday
night, will be conducted from the
home this morning at 8:30 o'clock,
Rev. B. F. Huske, rector of Christ
Episcopal church, officiating. The
body will bo carried to Wilmington
Miss L. A. Dickens, who has been
at Bradham's Broad street drug
store for the past week giving de
monstrations of a line of toilet arti
cles manufactured by the United
Drug Company, will leave this morn
ing for Washington, N. C, where she
will demonstrate this attractive line.
Miss Dickens was well pleased with
the' accomplishments of the demon
stration, and stated that the business
she done here was far more than she
- The weather forecast, for New
Bern and vicinity is fair today with
gentle (o moderate northeast winds
NO TIME LIKE
Morning's : the time when the "dew's -on the
news" and the awakening world's at its best;
then it's eagerly sought, and inspires KEENER
THOUGH1Y after mental fatigue's had a rest. It
enjoys welcome entirely its own, from the head
bf the family clean through, and fills a void in every
home no other paper. can do. . Pater's first its col
umns to scan, and when away to the city he speeds!
the family circle, eachi in turn, the MORNING
PAPER" reads.' No -distractions in the calm of the
morn intrude with plagiey vexation and they read
with zest, ' the news at its
NOTE The MORiJING ( PAPER . is made up
with care and discretion! There are no hurry-scurry
methods, for rapid facilitation , in assembling news
and ' advertisements. There is a fine balance and
thoughtful care in diversity of display that promotes
the interests of the ADVERTISER, and enhances
the charm of the news-matter.
Zapata in Mexico City, t These
ObreHon evacuated it. Thev
A SMOOTH GAME
Sold Negroes of Wilmington
A Concoction to Straight
en Their Hair
Wilmington, March 1.'!. At S3
a throw, Kink-No-More was received
joyfully and with glad acclamation
in some sections of the Darktown of
Brooklyn several days back.
The lotion, applied as per instruc
tions on the bottle to kinky polls,
caused the multidudinous kinks to
unknnk to a startling and powpi fully
soul-satisfying degree. The cot k
screw effect was banished and the
liberated wool kicked its heels in t he
air gleefully. It wouldn't cea curl.
filled a lon felt
The plausible straight-haired young
negro who brought the boon to the
populace went about, picking three
bones from almost every bush. He
had a veritable gold mine only, he
tl,a not mslsl on Kom- .Y'K
would do- )urt 80 il was cafh-
Kink-No-Morc went like hot fish
For three days the young man went
merrily about the city, celling gallons
of the stutT.
On the third day. those who bought
on he day woke ul wi,h a smil iu
anticipation of the joy of standing
before the miror and combing their
new straight hair only to find that
it was not straight any more!
Kink-No-More should rightfully
have been named Kink-Some-More.
Careful and diligent search for the
plausible young man was unavailing.
The only traces of him were light
pocketbooks, empty bottles and swift
ly and compactly kinking wool.
of the Pepsi Cola Company, returned
yesterday from a business visit in
the Western part of the State.
At a "tacky party" given at
Bridgeton on Friday night in the
school house, L. W. Waters won the
prize for the "tackiest" costume and
Miss Kenneth Holton was awarded
the cake for being the most popular
young lady present. Quite a neat sum
was realized from the sale of refresh
ments. D. M. Stanton spent yzsterday at
Pollooksville attending to business.
T. J. Turner left yesterday for a
business visit to Jacksonville.
best, iiy quite relaxation.'
A BUSY WEEK
Superior Court Begins To
morrow - Other
,Souili(' i . V ('.. March 13 Next
week will a bit week" in South
port. Si.pirli.r Viurt. with two mur
der trial-. ;. carnival and other fea
ture will rninliine to make things in
teresting Ti c :nal of Jesse C. Walk
er, who '-i riiurgfd with killing Sheriff
Stank-ml m ar lu re six years ago. will
l)e held Sentiment here is divided
on the minis of the case.
Another murder trial will le that
of Henrv .lames, colored, who is in
jail here charged with shooting Lisa
Goodnirn at a party Thursday night
near here. She died last night. He
was committed to jail by 'Squire
George McKeithsn. She is reported
to have advanced on James with a
frying pan, when he shot her through
the breast. Sixty-five or 70 criminal
case ere on the docket for trial.
Judge M. H. Justice, of Kutherford
ton, by an exchange with Judge
Whedbcc. will preside. There is talk
that Walker's attorneys will move to
have his case transferred to New
THE LATEST IMEWS OF THE
London, March 14. The
, French ministry of marine an- '
nounccs that the Dardanelles '
bombardment continued yes- '
terday, but leaves in doubt
the amount of damage done.
The statement refers to an at-
tack on batteries on the Bay
of Morto, at the entrance to
the straits, and to mine sweep-
inj operations in the first
mine field. Previous official '
reports had indicated the '
' forts at the entrance had been '
badly damaged, if not des- '
troyed and that one-third of '
the straits had been cleared '
of mines. 1
The German movement in '
..Northern . Pplaud is.develop- '
in rapidly, straining Russia's '
resources to prevent further '
penetration the Russian for- '
titled lines. Petrodrad reports '
' officially, however, thatvthe '
German advance on Priasny- '
" ai., said by Berlin yesterday to '
' have been pushed within 2 1-2
" miles of the city, had been
checked. The Germans are
brinjiiifi in new forces.
The Turkish armies in '
Turkish Armenia, . aloud the
Black Sea, and In Northwest-
Black Sea, and Northwestern
Persia have met further de-
In Armenia the Russians
captured the entire Turkish
battery, and in Persia the
Turks adain were compelled
to fall back.
It is reported in Rome that
- Austria has refused to discuss
the cession of Trieste to Italy.
Italy, it is said, has completed
military preparations "for
Mr. Nunn Entertain
At "Whitecrest" in his attractive
bungalow Mr. Adolph Nunn enter
tained a few friends complimentary
to his guest, Mr. J. Curtis Bagg on
Friday evening. The merry party
motored across Neuse river bridge
and then for a distance of three miles
before reaching the woodsy home of
Mr. Xuuii, ami found awaiting them
the most royal hospitality a genial
host can offer. Upon entering the
spacious living room a scene of un
usual beauty attracted the eye. In
an immense fireplace huge pine logs
and lightwood shed forth both warmth
and a soft mellow light whioh was
the only illumination used. Glossy
pine branches and pine burrs made
the rooms most attractive in true
a fresco style. . Here the guetts
were served delicious fruit punoh
and were then ushered into the din
ing room whioh presented the same
effective treatment of burning logs
and pine trimmings. " An appetis
ing salad course was served after
which they, all. enjoyed .dancing by
the. Victrola and . many; games until
the evening was far spent. ' ' ,
LhA.. more delightful, affair, has not
been enjoyed than on this occasion
and the fortunate few were Mr. and
Mrs, Dave Congdon, Mr. and Mrs.
Jesso Claypoolo, Mis Laura Ives,
Mr. Floet 8mallwood; Mr. William
Howell, Miss Maud Stewnrt, Mr.
Albert Marks, . Miss Jane Stewart,
MImi Lou Mitchell Nixon m4 Mr,
J i Pi Bagg.' . ;.
ROPER'S BIG jPi
TO RESUME WORK
ON MONDAY A. M.
The Local Plant to Be the
Scene of Activity-Tomorrow
BEEN CLOSED DOWN
Local Officials of Company
Talk In Optimistic
"Positively il will" war the reply
of A. T. Gerrans, genera) superin
tendent of the local plant of the
John L. Koper Lumber Company,
when asked by a Journal reporter
if the plant here would start np to
morrow as had been reported. Mr.
Gerranc stated that nothing would
prevent the starting up this time ex-
ept that a power higher than man
The local plant was closed several
weeks ago with the exception of the
plai'ing mill, which closed the first
During the month of February
it was announced that the plant
would start up the first of March,
but for some riasons it did not, but
instead the plauimj mill was closed,
Dnring the following week it was an
nounced that it would start up on the
eighth, but this date passed and still
no wbeels were turned, and it has formidable fighting machine iUU
been a matter of much gossip as to lurking eff shore, hut had moved lit
whethor or not it would start up on tie further out. The ship were lying
the fifteenth as was reported, but this in such a position that it was nnposa
positive answer in the affirmative by ble to identify them even with the
Mr. Gerrans, will be very pleasing
information to the several hundred
people who have been out of employ-
ment on account of the mill being
The plants at Belhaven and Cora-
peake, which were also shut down
several weeks ago were put in opera-
tion last Monday.
ONE MAN DEAD;
Pageland, S. C.IJMarch 13 One
man was Killed and nve oner wounaea
two probably fatally, in a shooting af-
fair in the principal street of this place
late today. The shooting occurred im
mediately after the trial before a mag
istrate of Arthur West for alleged vi de
lation of a labor contract. The case
was thrown out of court and the in
terested factions, it is said, clashed in
front of the magistrate's office. More
than fifty shots were fired. J. W. Ar
ant was killed and his brother, J. M.
Arant, who was probably fatally
wounded, later was removed to a hos-
pital at Charlotte. Arthur West was
shot several timos. his brother Shep-
paid West, and John Robertson, also
receiving serious injuries.ij
The trouble is said to have arisen
from an alleged breach of contraot on
the part of Arthur West, who, it was
charged, had unlawfully left the em-
ploy of a sister of the Arant brother
to work for J. D. Wallace. The sheriff
of Chesterfield county arrived here to-
night, but no airests have yet been
TWO BILLS EFFECT
One Allows County Com
missioners to Give
Raleizb. N. C March 13Therel
were onlv two bills nassed bv the re -
oent lojslature that materially affect-1 City Jebaaint Agent W. B.' Chajjl
ed the North Carolina National Guard ber, ion t'se advioe of Mayor Wood-
One empowers t board of oommis-
sioners of any county, to make eontri -
butions to the maintenance of any mil?
torv crganisation organised in the!
county at the discretion of the board.
The other spooifles that nothing In LaFranoa company lor a nooK ana
the laws, governng the North Caro- kdder motor trneh, but stood b Kth
lina National Qnvd, shall be oonstru- ontraet with, tbi aompany to. -, ,
ed as repealing sections 4914 and 4915 motor fire engine for S3,000 ' , M w
of 1908, providing for contributing bid will be asked on ' the truck. v
member of the North Carolina Nat- . Compet'.toT ebarged that l-;rO.
ional Guard, who shall be exempt Herbert, a gent of the LaFranoe ebm
trom jury outy as are active member pany, renoved from the aommittea
of the guard.' Some judges had held, room eertain specifleatione aoeona
during the past two years that this panying Jus bids, which prevented ;
provision had been repealed by 'conr tkemfrom proscnUng their full arga
truction placed on subsequent leg- ments.. He bid Jointly on the engine
islative acts, r '. v nd truck and, a bis bid was the low-
Thero was no change in the (nan -
cial statue 'of the guard. The, regu -
lar appropriation by the State fgr all
National Guard purposes t jou.uw,
and the : guard receive from . the
Federal government 176,000. , ; ;v ,
'Miss Caroline ClaypooW left last! NEW BERN COTTON MAmcilT
evening for Kiniton for a short
visit. t v' r:'y-:----K '
Jim Langley,' of Oriental,' passed
through New Bern 'yesterday enroute
homo front Durham where be attend
ed a meeting of the Grand Csoip yf
jthe Woo'Jrocn of the World, 1 -
CRUISERS LURK :
Or FTiCE CAPES
Patiently They Are" Wait
inf 'raVtbe German
SIGHTED FRIDAY '
They Light the Skys Wi1&
Their Giant Search-
Newport New, Marsh- 13v
Further videne that British ra
sers are lurking off tne Virginia. ,sp
was brought here today by membesn
of tke erew of the British hone steam
er Angle Patagonia which pot b
port frp.JEngnd- They declared
that five warships had been spoken
within varying distances of the 9aan
as they approached.
' - IW Searchlights .
Virginia Beach, Vs., March lg,
Flying signal to indicate their Iden
tity twe big Warship appeared, eff
Virginia Beaoh late yesterday after
noon and took up positions a few
miles outside of the three-mile Kmik
Shortly after sunset the big fight
ers began oeisg their powerful search--lights
iUtuninating the aea nnfl.?$y
at interval . throughout the earty
part of the night. ,
Early risers this morning found Aha
aid of powerful marine glasses.
It is bolieved the erulsers are part
of the British fleet which baa oett
patrolling the Atlantio between Heli-
fax and Bermuda and are tne aavanoe
guard of a strong sea foroe that will
be assemWed p tne ayies no. prevent
the escape of w& German eonvertea
cruiser Prinz Bitel Friedrioh now at
the Newport News shipyard awaiting
)i Crulsej On Capea
The observer at Cape Henry re
ported this morning that - an n
known : warship he sighted hovering
about twelve mile eff j the . Virginia
' ft - r.iA i : "tT-
aoous a.-m. uuv,.
identity of the unknown ehip a, aha
flew no signals and did not eommttni
cate with shore. .
MUCH FREIGHT IS .
While talking with a Journal , re
porter last night, L. C. Seott. local ,
' I m M xV . 'M 1 a A. .
y I0 oousiHirm
Rilwy CompayteJhat mora
wan handled Friday, than
bas been handled TBie local .yard
During one day twenty-!, carload
8n throaghNew ,jE ,
ta to northera-inarket. fffU
underetooa that tha freight traflV
during the paat week ha beeal:-
coedingly heavy all over tte-entire
hundred sUMf. mUe of road
" oentrw mviaion- .
: vnis inarease is uuiDuim iwia; -to
the fact that the farmer are -ben;
ginning to sell their eotton .and hnf
fertiliser for this . y ear. v Until 'last,
week . very little guene had been
liandled on the eentral dlvisiott'ef
the Norfolk Southern, and it i ;'
peoted that from now nntil the erope
are planted there will ha a eonsidet
able amount of thi elaaa of freight.
ATLANTA RUTS MOTOR
, Atlanta, Maroh liAfterreonf)f- -
1 enoes extending ovee ; threat dayi
ward, A. 'W. Tnrhngef. bahalrnian .
lof the Council Finanoe Committee
land Qrahnm West, chief elerk to the
Comptroller, today retraeted hla aa-;'
leap tanoe of tha bid of the Amerieap '
lest, w suooessful.
j Mayor W oodward , ejylamed tbat
there was no question that he was
lowest on in engine, out ue wuusun
it the course of fairnBS to ask for
new proposition on tno truefc.
' (Uy G. W. Taylor and Sons)
Middling 7 '
S'.rlct Mid .''.ing
Good i": t :. S
Low c ' i r i
tlou Of t cpptaiu'i furly.flrlirtb-
tttemenU of the Uttl nfgro,
. a t t