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VOL. XIX, NO. U
About That Chtisxmas Present.!
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This familiar exclamation may mean
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ridicule. Don't let it mean the latter in
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. J MOKE FOOTBALL FATALITY.
Hath, N. Y., Nov. 00?.Tames W. Lov
ertdge, a lO-ycar-oh* ^sti; dent, died hero
yesterday as the rest It of injuries receiv?
ed in a football game on Thanksgiving
day. The lad was unconscious for forty
eight hours before his death and the phy?
sicians issued a'ccrttlicate attributing the
< ase to'internal Injuries.
Osmond's SNUFF for cold in the head,
hay fever and catarrh. 1" i eats,'at Mas
JIT OF IT.
Ryan Had a Clear Field for the
MASSIY'S OPPONENTS ARE FOR
ANYBODY TO BEAT HIM?BITTER
FIGHT AGAINST LYNN?NEW
CANDIDATE FOR [REGISTER OF
THE LAND OFFICE?MR. KIZER
MAKES A GOOD IMPRESSION.
Richmond, Nov. 30.?Special.?If there
hud been any do**.bt ubout the election of
Mr. Ryan to succeed himself ns speaker
of the hotJ.se of delegates, that douht
would no longer exist, as .Mr. Sattuders,
the only opposition candidate, has with?
drawn from the contest, leaving his suc?
cessful rival iu undisputed possession of
About three-lourths of the members
of the legislature have reached here, at
ttis wrltinu. More will come in later i Li
night and by It) o'clock to-morrow morn?
ing all will he here.
The lobbies at Murphy's and Ford's
were crowded all day with legislators and
candidates for office. There will be hot
and exciting tones iu town tomorrow.
The Democratic mem hers of the two
houses met in separate caucuses to-night
to uuminate officers. Mr. Wick ham was
elected president pro tern of the senate
and Mr. Frank H. Watkins succeeded
himself as serjeant-at-arms of thai body.
Clerk Joe Button was easily re-elected.
Clerk Bigger and Kirs tDoorkeeper A. <).
Sullivan woro re-elected, as they had no
The coutesi for superintendent of pub?
lic instruction is waxing warm. There
is n Btrong lobby here for and against
Mr. Massey The venerable superintend
eut reached the city to-night and was
busily engaged shaking bauds with his
friends ljultc a number rf people trom
all sections of the State are here working
for him. The opposition to Mr. Massey
is strong. Dr. Southall is the leading
candidate against him, hut the anti-Mas
soy people lire not wedded to any partic?
ular man. They are lor any one who can
Pat sou Massey is making the fight of
his life. The tide i-* Btrong ngainat him
and the present, situation Indicates his
A new candidate has entered the light
for register of land office. He is Vr. 1'.
s. Boykiu, of Ntinseuiond,n former mem?
ber of the house. He hns very influential
support from the Second district. The
only other candidate from the Second dis?
trict for any office is Hon. Joseph T.
Lawless, who will easily he re-elected
secretary of the commonwealth. Ibere
are ninny aspirants for the office of re::is
ter of the land ofllce. Col. John W.
Richardson, the Incumbent, appear., to
Lookabiil, of Roanoke, is making a
strong fight for register of the land ofllce
and may possibly win.
The caucus to make nominal it ns for
these offices will be held Thursday or
Finch to-nigiil withdrew from the con
test for superintendent of the peuiten
liary in favor of Helm, ol Franklin coun?
ty. Ii is believed that Helm will defeat
Lynn, the present incursl?nt, but the
margin in the caucus .will lie slim.
The fight for railroad commissioner is
between Geu. Hill, the present, incum?
bent, and ex State Senator Bibb, of
Louisa, with the chances in favor of Hill.
Senator K'anc has withdrawn from the
There are very many strange fates here.
About SO of the 140 members of the gen?
eral assembly have never served before.
Some of the new members promise to
uiake brilliant records. Two of the young
delegates are named Mann. They are
Mr. William Henry Mann,of Petersburg,
and Mr. James Mann, ol Not(cway.
Both of these young gentlemen were here
Mr. C. G. Ki/.er, of Norfolk, Is one of
the new members who is making a most
favorable impression. He has been prom?
inently identified with labor o?rgani/.a
t'ons and is a man of line sc-nse. In an j
interview he (aid:
??I favor legislation lookiim to the re ,
dtiction of the Stale's expenses, and I feel ,
sure, that such will be enacted. It n list
be The party is pledged to it, public I
sentiment demands ii, and the State !
Mr. Ki/.er is a printer, i member of the i
Norfolk Typographical Union, and well- I
known.i.sa wcrktmrmnn'sleader. He has
several measures of importance to the
laboring classes which will he introduced
iu the early days of the session. Among
these is a bill providing for the estab- !
lishment of a labor bureau, presided over
iiy a chief, whose duty it shall be to col?
lect Information of interest and value to
th" laboring classes [of the State. Mr.
Ki/.er is assured, from expressions al?
ready received from various members jf
the legislature, that'the bureau will tie
established. He will ? Iso introduce a hill
aimed to protect the lahe's of hibor
11A MI LT< )N FUSION ISTS.
Cincinnati. Nov. 110.?The Hamilton
county fusion legislative delegation,four?
teen members, effected a temporary or?
ganization to night, the Republicans say?
ing they were not ready to elect permn
nent officer". C. L. Swain, Democrat,
was elected c hairman, ami J. C. Otis, Re?
A week from to-day they go to Colum?
bus. Secretary Otis said to nicht that
he thought every member would oppose
DISTINGUISHED LADY DYING.
Lo.idon, Nov. 30.?Lady Millias.widow
Of Sir John Milltas, late president of the
Royal Academy, is dying from cmirer of
>KE, VA., WEDNES
MARTIN THORN GUILTY.
Murder in the First Degree the
Verdict of the Jury.
IAmtg Island Cily. Nov. 80.?The trial
of the barber, Martin Thorn, for tlie
murder of Uuldensuppe, the hath rub?
ber, was closed last night, so far as the
taking of evidence irai concerned. The
prosecution did r:ot put Mrs. Nack on
the stand, and ;the court ruled against
Mr. Howe's attempt to introduce the tes
blmuuy given by Mrs. Nack as tun mis?
Justice Maddox opened the conr*
promptly this morning at. 11:30 o'clock.
There were no women in the court to
i day. The court took a recess at 0:55
j o'clock to allow the jury to inspect the
pcene ot the horrible tragedy at Woodside
Alter the reassembling of the court
Lawyer Howe made his final appeal in
behalf of the prisoner. He was followed
by District. Attorney Youngs, for the
The case then went, to the jury, which
returned to the courtroom at 5:35 with a
I verdict, of guilty of murder in the lirst.
I ticree. They ware out three hours and
! nine minutes.
Thorn stood looking steadily at the jury
as the fatal words were spoken. Tbs ju?
rors wert polled, and each answered
"yes" as his name was called, while
Thorn stared at each one as he announced
his concurrence in the verdict.
Attorney Howe askeil the court to eet
a day for argument on a motion for a
new trial. Thorn laughed hysterically
as the court denied the motion.
i The court announced that sentence !
j would he pronounced Friday, and Thorn j
! was remanded hack to jail at 5:40 la-fore
I the jury was discharged.
( In discharging the jury the court said:
; "Gentlemen, it is the court's duty to
thank you for tin? close attention you
have paid this case, and for the perform?
ance of your duty."
Attorney Howe was granted live min?
utes for conversation with Thorn, and
burst into tears during the Interview.
Thorn's sister, in the sallery, wept bit?
terly ?nd her sobs wert audible lonu after
the prisoner had left, the room.
Cheers greeted the announcement of
the verdict, and excitement was intense.
He fore reaching a conclusion seven
! ballots were taken by the jury. The first
j resulted: Might for conviction and four
j for murder in secand degree. On the str.
I ond ballot the vote stood eleven to one.
REFORM SCHEMES IN CUHA.
Blanco Will Take Immediate Steps to
Washington, Nov. IK).- Senor Dupuy
\ tie Lome, the .Spanish minister, hail an
I interview with Assistant Secretary Day
yesterday. It) is the pi in of Captain
I General Blanco to take steps for the lm
i meiliute execution of the lefnrm schemes i
j of the Madrid government, and to do this
> legally a provisional arrangement wl'l be
, made. The captain general will appoint 1
j dl"ectly a full a.-ting cabinet, composed I
? of a secretary ot the interior ami justice. |
who will he the premier: a secretary of
finance a secretary*of public instruction,
A secretary of public works, and finally a
l secretary ft agriculture, industry anil :
. With this cabinet the captain general'
I will have at hand the means fur a fully
I equipped executive government, which ;
, will last only until the elections shall
I hate resulted in tlx? choice of a new gov
! t-t'UmCut. These elections are delayed, it j
! is said, only by reason ot the lack of an |
: accurate census of the population of |
Cuba, which 's essential in 'order ;t<> np i
I portion the representation in the legisl't
TRACK OWNERS QUIT. "
j Guttcnuurg Officials to Sell the Grounds
for Building Lots.
New York. Nov. 30.? The light for the
maintenance of the horse racing during
l the next tive years in New Jersey was
I ollicially declared dead today by John C.
I Carr, one of the GOttenburg race track
"Big Four." Mr. i^arr gave out a state
I ment as follows: "A call for a meeting
of the Gnttenbnru Race Track Associa?
tion will soon be issued and then the
track will bo ordered soid.
"There are eighty lots in the enclosure,
upon .vhich fully $1.000,000 have been
spent from time to time in Improve?
ments. It will nearly all be n dead loss;
the stockholders w'll bo lucky if they k t
:io per ci nt. of their investment." The '?
association has already received an oiler
from a buiidint! syndicate.
TO SMASH ASPHALT TRUST
Governor Pingree's New Scheme to Se- |
enra Cheap I'avementa.
Detroit.Mlch., Nov. 3D.?Governor P'o
gree's object in getting possession of a
Venezuelan asphalt lake is now asserted
to be for the purpose of breaking the as
phf It comnine. It is said that he wants
tc make . possible'.the municipal owner?
ship of asphalt paving plnnts, so as to
permit the laying of asphalt pavements
by lecal contractors, instead of allowing
the combine to monopolize that business
The "overnor does not yet admit his
connection with t he asphalt business, but
in au interview he declared: ''Asphalt is
the coming'pavement. Within .seven
years nothing else will be laid in the Uni?
DON CAUI.<)S MOVES.
Madrid, Nov. 30?It is stated here that
Don Carlos, the pretender, has summoned
to Venice, where he is now residing, the
Marquis Cerralbo, his representative in
Spair, with a view of promoting a fresh
agitation on the subject of autonomy de?
crees. The Marquis Cerralbo recently
?.tied to negotiate a loan in t be Cat list In?
terest, but the attempt was n. failure.
After you have visited the cooking ex
hit it call cn lit, for fresh Cottolene and
other first elas* groceries.
ST. CLAIR BROS.
Another big shipment, of Lowney".
w urld I'.LiiiDii- lit in '
The Attorney General Will Succeed
Washington, Nov. 30.?The President
today appointed Attorney General Me
Keiiua tu the supreme court, to succeed
Justice Field, who retires next month.
No intimation h,,s been givenH8to who
will succeed to the attorney generalship.
The talk in regard to Judge Day is the
re viral of an old rumor to the effect that
he would accept the portfolio, but this is
denied by him, as he prefers to remain
! assistant secretary of state.
The President would he triad to appoint
[ Judge Nathan Cod', of West Virginia.
\ The place was offered him at first, but he
1 would nor accent. He Is now on his way
j to Washington,with n view,it Isthouyht,
! of tailing the appointment.
! MONEY FOR WIDOW RUIZ,
Spain Offers to Pay $25,000 For
the Dentist's Death,
Washington, Nov. ? Spain otfcrs to
settle the claim of Mrs. Ruiz, wido v of
the Philadelphia demist who died in a
Cuhau prison, for $25,00C. It 's under?
stood that the State Department will ad?
vice Mrs. Ruiz to accept this 'amount as
n compromise for the $75,000 which she
at lirsi asked for, or rather the $40,000
which the State uepartinent thought ?-as
the sum which she ought to receive.
Spain, it is understood, does not admit
that any indemnity is really due.refusing
to concede the claim that Dr Ro'z was
not properly imprisoned or that he was
murdered by the prison keepers, but is
willing to give Mrs. Ruiz.$35,000 in order
to end the matter and remove any possi?
bility of friction with the United States.
In other words, it js said to be another
acl of gra? e, 'ike the pardon of the Com?
petitor II11 busters, j romp ted by friendli?
ness toward the Un'ted States.
At nil events, Minister Woodford's pre?
sentation of the case, under rather per?
emptory instructions which wete given
him by the State .Department when he
went to hi-* post, with the understanding
that they should he shew,) to the Spanish
minister, seems to have been entirelv
successful as to I ho amount claimed,
which our government hardly expected
to see the Spanish government concede,
1 ly cutting down the claim of Mrs.
Rul/. from $75,000 to $4C,000 the State
Department opened the way for Spanish
government t o cut it down $15,000 more.
Hut $25,000 is held to be suitable In?
demnity for Mrs. Ruiz, and it is expected
that this incident, which once threatened
the peace between the two countries, wil'
soon he closed by her acceptance of the
amount tendered by the Spanish govern
MILLIONS IN SNOW HEAPS,
Claims of Klondikers Grabbed at
New York. Nov. 30.- Thorough-dressed
iiiiilionnites from the Klondike at. the
Huffman House Increase. Frank Phis
cater, of Dawson City, who is at tin
Hoffman, sold his Klondike holdings for
$1,000,(00 on Friday to au English syndi?
cate, through representatives in this city
and Montreal. Mr. Pbiscaler, whose
home is at Hrodie, Mich., was the discov?
erer cf the gold fields on Eldorado, and
hi; staked the tltst claim. He went to
Alaska three years ago, ami has traveled
i,000 miles In prospecting.
Henry G. Sumers ol Dawson City, who
is also at the Holfuian, sold a claim for
$1,000,000 last week. Pat Galvin and his
wife and sister sailed for Ireland oil the
[jueania Saturday morning. Mr. Galrln
refused $500,000 on Friday for one claim
at the junction of Eldorado ami Bonanza
MANY CUBAW EXILES PERISH.
Awful Sniveling at the Penal Colony of
Liverpool, Eng., Nov. 'M.? A terrible
situation among the Cuban exiles oil tho
island of Fernando Po, the Spanish penal
colony, isdesciibcd by letters that have
just arrived. It is stated thai 150 out of
250 exiles sent to the island are already
dead, and the survivors complain bitterly
of the treatment they have received.
Sonic of tue exiles wen* transported
from Cuba wit hont, t rial,and were laiidid
at. Fernando Po to live as best they could.
The tlead were buried without colli us.
SCAR ED MY THE GOAT.
Central Village, Conn., Nov. JO.?Tho
tetrors of initiation into tho .order of the
Knights of Columbus proved too much
fur Thomas McCorinick, of Stoning ton,
Ho became so frightened by the first
stages of the ceremony that he jump id
frouiu third storv window to escape what
was to follow. Falling, heavily on the
UlOtind below he was badly bruised, his
collar bone was broken and it is feared
that he has sustained serious internal in
CONFESSES HIS CRIME.
Stamford, Conn., Nov. 83. James
Armistend, mulatto, confessed to the
charge of murderous assault upon Henry
Otis, of North Greenwich, to A*y. Ho
assigned as bis motive robbery in ordei
to save bis family from -it arvation.
Osmond's COLD TRITURATES will
cure a cold. 10 cents, at Massie's Phar?
^ We can Have you money and at
Tlhe samo.time give you the i>t st.
For table use our Genuine Im?
ported Olive Oil has no equal.
FULL PINTS, .".?> CENTS If
you have never tried it 'phone us
and wo will gladly send you a
free trial bottle. Either 'phone
will reach us. Masalo'a Pharmacy,
Examine the Virginia Carriage Facto
: l. 1897.
WOLCOTT'S TRIP ABROAD.
Curiosity in Congress as to the
Washington, Nov. 30.?Resolution?
will be Introduced in both house- of Con?
gress nr. the tirst opportunity culling upon
President McKiuley to transmit the in?
structions to Senator Wolcott nod tue
bimetallic commission ?ml the full text
of all documents bearing on their work.
The?e resolutions will come from both
gold and sii\er members. The former
nrc particularly anxious to know by what
authority Senator Wolcott declared to
the French ambassador, at the conference
held in London, that, he and his associ?
ates accepted the proposition for free
coinage nt the ratio of l? 1-3 to 1.
I The silver men are anxious to read the
! full text of the replies of the French and
, British governments to the American
! propositions, and tc learn If any comfort
can be extracted from them as to the . fu
I tun of bimetallism
The gold men decline that the declara?
tion of Senator Wolcott was a most ex
: traordtnnry one, in view of the 000,000
majority by which the people of the f'ni
ed States declared a year ago for the
maintenance of the sold "standard, Tan<l
that it it was aiuhori/.ed by President
McKiniey ~t was contrary to the mandate
of the people who made Iiis election pos?
There appears to be no doubt that ,-en
i ator Wolcott acted m his official capacity
in declaring that he would accent this
j change in the ratio, since neither the Kn
Ldish government nor the French ambas?
sador would have met him for r discus?
sion of his purely personal views.
President McKinley acted in obedience
to what he considered the instructions of
the St. Louis plat form in sending Sena?
tor Wolcott. abroad. A consultation of
leading silver Republicans took place be?
fore the bill was passed authorizing 'the
mission, and it was agreed that the mat?
ter should be brought to a head. It was
felt that if international bimetntisni was
absolutely impossible the sooner the fact
was known tie* better it would be for a
candid consider,uion of the future finan?
cial policy of the United States.
AUSTHLVS NEW MINISTRY.
Vienna,.\'ov. 30. -It is stated here that
as soon as the new cabinet *is formed,
Baron Von Gnutsch Von Frankenthurn,
the former minister of public instruction
and ecclesiastical affairs, wdio has been
entrusted with the t isk of forming n
ministry to succeed that ol Count Cnsi
mir Badenl, which resigned Sunday, will
enter into uegotioatlons with the Inders
of the Germans and Czechs, with the
I vie-- of bringing about a modification of _
the ordimnces making the Czech laid.'
> gunge co-ordinate with the German. It
is these ordinances that caused the riot?
ous scenes in the lower house of the
Heichsracth, which in iiirn produced
among the populace ferment bordering
ou revolution, in consequence) ol which
the Badeni ministry resigned.
NINETEEN SEAMEN MX DANGER.
Houghton, Mich., Nov. 30.?Nineteen
men are on a scuttled steamer in twelve
feet of water nearly three miles from
land oil' Point Abnye, Lake Superior,
with heaxy snow, a drifting wind and
nearly zero temper.it ore
The steamer 11. K. Ktlltnells, of Port
Huron, went unround Thursday, ami to
save her from pounding herself t>> pieces
on the reef the sea locks were oj ened and
the ship scuttled.
All efforts of relict parties to reach
the steamer to res. u ? the crew have been
ineffectual so far. A powerful wrecking
tug, the Cassels, is on her way here from
Duluth, ami heroic efforts will be made
to-morrow to save the crew and the ves
s 1 a so if possible.
A DELIBERATE BEOOTING.
Mahoncy City, Nov. 80?Joseph Chris?
tunis and A nthony"Antonia ^entered the
bedroom of tin- latter last night in an in
toxics ted coatlit ion, where Barney Kra
chukis.his room-mate had already retired
to his couch. The men began fooling
with revolver and Christuniscommanded
his companion to "shoot Barney." An?
tonia tired point-blank at the reclining
form on t he bed. The bullet entered the
left breast, and passed through the lung,
inflicting*)! mortal wound. Chrtstnnis
was captured this afternoon and lodged
in jail, but Antonia haft not as yet been
\l A V GIVE US TROUBLE.
Washington, Nov. 80.? While our Gov?
ernment has noi been advised ofllclally of
the intent ion of the French government
to denounce tue treaty of trade and com?
merce which has existed between the
United States and Tunis for a century,
some action In that direction if looked
for, in view of the fact that the subject
for a long time has been under negotia
lion between the state Department and
the French embassy.
TOt) OLD TO WORK.
Pittsburg, Nov. 30. Richard Helldiek,
colored, who"claims to have been born
.lulv ?">. 1777, near Richmond, Va., ap
plied at the Department Of Charities for
admission to the. home, stating that he is
now too old to work and cannot support
himself. He was accompanied by his
wife, who is 7*\ and his daughter, who is
also well ur> in years. The centenarian
was assured that- he would he taken care
of by the authorities.
Osmond's COLT) TRITURATES will
cure a cold. 10 cents, at Massie's Phar?
For the best
COAL AND WOOD
Earinan & Fllppo,
108 Salem ave.s.w.
CatognPs is a good place to get your
meals and outer tain your friends 3jJ~~
Look at our 2<*t cent books. Gravatt's
Fair, '.? Salem avenue.
Don't fail to attend the fire sale
at Enock's Bazaar. Goods slight
Jisjtofilil^P^ ^y SJUfllU tn hp, sold
PRICE 3 CENTS
BY THE GAMP.
Sons of Confederate Veterans Re?
duce Commander Folkes.
ORDERED TO THE RANKS, REP?
RIMANDED BY THE PRESIDING?
OFFICER AND 'SUSPENDED FOR
OF THE [CHARGE (>F BRIBERY,
BUT HELD GUILTY OF FALSE
Richmond, Nov. :>?'. -The special com?
mittee appointed i>y the Sous of the Con
| federate Veteraus to examine the evi?
dence ami report their findings in the
case of Commander Minotree Folkes last
uighl reported the result, of their Investi?
gation to that body. The camp iesolVed
its If into a court martial, and tried the
accuse'1 upon the six charges referred to
the committee. The latter in their report,
found Commander Folkes guilty on four,
and not guilty on two charges.
The charges upon which he was guilty
were conduct unbecoming a gentleman;,
that while commander ol the camp ho
gave i he Mabood-Massey resolutions to a
reporter against the wishes of that body,
but with no intent to defeat the same;
that he. did procure his appointment on
the history committee while in the em?
ploy of a publishing .company: that tho
said Folkes did swear falsely before tho
investigating committee touching his
meeting with Massey and Womaek on
the night of the defeat of the Massey res?
The committee found Folkes not guilty
of taking a hrihe of ???">** lor opposing tho
Massey resolutions before the camp, and
that he was not guilty of the charge of
false swearing in his testimony regarding
thi) delivery of the Massey resolutions to
Mr. Folkes pleaded to the four findings
of the committee, but submitted a paper,/
in which he gave the circumstances mi?
ller which the nets were committed, and
threw himself on the mercy of tho camp.
The cimp sustained the findings of this
I committee as to the uou guilt of Felkes
upon the charge of bribery. The^-, how?
ever, voted down that finding which de?
clared that the ovidene? diu not show
that he swore falsely in testifying that lia
did not give a newspapei reporter ?he
Massey resolutions. Upon both of theao
charges the accused pleaded not guilty.
The camp finally adopted a resolution
reducinu Comuauder Folkes to the
tanks, directing that he be reprimanded
by the presiding officer ot the camp, and
suspending him from the camp for eigh?
.lodge Berrymnn Green, of Danville,
who was chosen to serve oil the con mit
tee to investigate the charges of improper
'conduct ngainsc certnintuiembers of the
history committee of the Grand Camp of
Coufederate Veterans, these [charges be?
im: that they were in the service of the
American Book Company, has accented.
WELL-KNOWN PHYSICIAN DEAD.
Culpeper, Vit)., Nov. 30.? Dr. Robert S.
Lewis, philanthropist and physician, died
at his home on Main street list night at
i'i o'clock, surrounded by his family ami
friends He was BN years of ago, had
been a practitioner here for forty-three
yours,ami was held in high esteem by the
fraternity! throughoul the State. Ho
served throughout the warns a surgeon
of tho Thirteenth Virginia Regiment,
stationed at [.yncbburg,Ya., and Greens
horc, N. t . He was prominent in Demo?
cratic circles, and as a parllnmeatsrlan
he had few equals. He was a monitor or.
the city council and the coroner o" the
county. His charities ivere bountiful,
and 110 mortal ever sought bis ntedicalat
tentiou that ho did not. give it, frequently
goiug miles in the county to relieve the
distressed without a penny's compensa?
Richmond,Nov. !J0.? The public schools,
of Richmond will not. close until Christ?
mas eve, e/eu if the council did decline
to glve the money to carry them to the
end of the year. Finding thac ten days
j would have to lie cut out of the [heart of
the session, the principals and teachers
volunteered their services and sent to the
board a formal tender, which was accept*
oil it a meetiug held last night. No mu?
nicipal matter in recent years has aroused
more feeling here than the agitation of
this question of having the schools closed.
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