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THE NEWS FROM THE OLD NORTH STATE AND ITS CAPITAL.
- l'diHlon WnrrBiiU ?Jlonio Bnrncd, gib, N. C? Dec. 10.?State Treas OTth yesterday instituted suit $tyio sheriffs for failure to set taxes with the State for J89S, ed "by law. Jeheriffs who are thus In arrears /?p^%agaihBt whose bonds suit is iJi^Ught'aire: HRP&Pf^Ppe, of Harnett county, whose ^efStc^-^Vaxes for 1898 amounted to ^0^5^05? He hus. paid $1,397.71, but still |#W^S'?2;472.34. ^^?y^bri;Sturgill, of Ashe county, whose "?i'tSfca^e'.taxes for 1898 amounted to $3,691, Ivie^Hb'has paid ?1,691.16, but still owes - $2,000. i?;-;-\\Tudgment was yesterday taken tl"?gal'nst these officials before the clerk ffi)l;!Wake; Superior Court, and a tran %rBcript Ot it seut to tlie counties In which ^tierlfC '"reside." An execution will fol |?;l?W; and collection "of the amounts due > JwiUibe"1'pushed at once. :~-:(.. . CALLED TO THE) BOOKS. 'f^^fTho committee appointed by the last ^Legislature to examine the books, of the jVSt?te Treasurer and Auditor completed ptheiii ' work yesterday and made their report. ?V^;'?iTHey have been hard at work since ?^.'itoriday and they completed their ex ;r;?an}nation yesterday about noon. Their Iyreport-present^ three sensational and -:;important items, viz: h, 1; That the Assistant Adjutant Gen ? erul, an. officer appointed to do the Ad? jutant General's work during that offi Q!;pltil's.!ahaerice from his office, Is rather lavishly paid. ty?'-V2, The (solicitors of criminal courts gfien'ould hot be paid a $20 fee out of the M- Stare ."Treasury. <?'?? 3. That the attorney's fees and other ?'el!legal;expenses paid by the State dur yVlrig-the year are excessive. ^H-Followlug are the reports of the com "; inlt.tee. On'the Treasurer's hook: ^^^W^Ct-- tlife , .undersigned commission, appointed by the General Assembly of '^?1899, uhder section 3.3G0 of the Code, to ^examine the accounts of the State S''-Tr?;asurer,',>have; examined the books ^.?Vari'a'vouchers1 showing the receipts and : ?idlebui'semerits of funds by the State V'-tTre^hr*r during the fiscal year end te^lng November 80, 1899. We find the re i?';':C.prds all'supported by proper warrants V^ttr; .vouchers, and the summary on pages V;i83' to 188, Inclusive, of this journal, to ;?^^;ian accurate statement of said re !,- celpts and dlsbursemnents by accounts ?and by months showing totals, bal .;' ances, etc. > ;?:' 'PENSION WAREANTS HEADY. V ;v. ? ,V.ir?:ltegister. of Deeds Hood Is now '.Vg>eadyi to 'pay the pension warrants ls :'};l6ued 'for soldiers and soldiers' widows . in Wake county. r; ThBre arein the county 71 soldiers ;v iand 61 "?;widows' on the pension roll, H'(making. 133 pensions in all in "Wake. ^ They are divided as follows: JPlrHt.,claas,...6.. soldiers, $61 each per l^?iw?mi'-1 ia,'total of $384. ^'?> Second class, 12 soldiers, $18 each per i?nnum, a total of $576. ^.'Jrr^hlrd class, 11 soldiers, $32 each per ^'linhum, a total of $352. ^??.j,:;;F.ourth Class, 42 soldiers, $16 each per 5?;linnurhitotal of $772. fe^?am class, 61 widows, $16 each per tmnum, a total of $970. OTio/total amount of pensions to be &>;ipaid ;but- in this county is therefore ?Vft-2,960.' <|W??'.Those who are on the pension roll now obtain their warrants by call $-Jng ?t the office of the Register of Ceeds.: ?'. ' A GOOD MAN GONE. ?0( A special from Tarboro says: i. c,, After; an illness of a few days Mr. S. |J^.;H;airt,died this morning at his home, "?.?'SarTUi-boro. Though not confined to ?&ld\be& long, yet he has never fu ly re p Blate; Quaxd, and a member of the last ^^?'oral'.Assembly from Bdgecombe. Ho pi*^?ai.iactlve member of the Odd Fel ?;-\Iowa of this place. (Mr. Hart leaves a wife and several feHiphildren. He was a clever, courteous ^.genUemani a valuable citizen, and a p)kltid Ipvjng husband. Ho will be great ?rjfaZm}&ijed by 'all. 0 ; \ '< tSENATOR LAMBERT'S LOSS. f0,r'A special from Marlon says: a;*;;A r)re'occun-ed in Bdkersvillc to-dav ^frVblcli.'puifhed the dwelling- house of IT^hator-.'W.' L. Lambert and the store ^?'u?eland goods of J. H. Gouge. The latter.-was Insured for one thousand gpljjfijra; :loss three thousand dollars, "dr. Lambert had no Insurance and ?stalns a- heavy loss, '?jit this writing, G p. m., It is thought ".t- .th* fire is under control. hat HERTFORD. ^jCCTIM OF EITHER MURDER OR SUICIDE. . ?? - (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) ."Hertford, N.- C-, Dee. 16.?News reach Mere this morning that Edward Has i colored man residing In Harney's gjapout 12 miles from here, shot 0tjU'ihe head last night about 7 ik. Edward Hassel and one ot efghjb?rS,. Stephen Mitchell, went ?iht?n fri a cart with Thomas Hln ScOlpredi'Thursday. While In Eden ' 'Xfflitook.the opportunity to re their supply of dram. With -f^wnl'akey, both Inside and out, WedJiome yesterday afternoon MP$<fo&'ih-.the company of Hin ffifokjt?ip?t tivo miles from home I do not believe there is a cose of dyspep? sia, indigestion or, any stomach trouble that cannot be re? lieved at once and permanently cured by my DYSPEPSIA CURE. MUNYON. 'At all druggists, 25c. a vial. Guide to Health and medi? cal advice free. 1605 Arch street, Phila. they left Ilinton and stopped at a neighbor's house, where they stayed for about un hour. According to Mitchell's statement, when about a quarter of a mile from Hassel's home, Hassel was walking in advance of him when ho heard a pistol report, and Hassel fell to the ground with a groan. Mitchell ran tb a house near by, shouting that "Has? sel had killed himself." The parties in the house went to where Hassel had fallen and found him lying face down? ward upon the ground with the pistol in his hand. The blood was pouring from a hole in his head behind the right ear. The body was removed to his home, I where an Inquest will be held this ] morning. It was generally known that the two men were on good terms, and while some think it murder many think it a case of suicide. , . GASTONIA. A YOUTH TS ATTACKED BY HY? DROPHOBIA. Gaitonla, N. C, Dec. 16.?A' sad afflleation has invaded the home of Mr. John F. Lccper, of Gaston county: About four week's ugo Mr., beeper's [ oldest son, Alex Hoke, was bitten by a Collie dog, owned by Mr. W. C. Aber nethy, of Mt. Holly. Nothing was thought of the occurrence until a few days after-wards, when the dog died with convulsions. (Mr. Beeper took with convulsions. Mr. Beeper brought his boy to Charlotte to the madstone and applied remedies that are usually resorted to in such cases. The incident had almost passed out of the minds of the Leeper fainily. Tuesday the boy was seized with con? vulsions. Reason was immediately de? throned and symptons of the awful disease?hydrophobia, developed. Mr. Beeper at once sent for a physician, who made a careful examination as wns possible under the circumstances. From all the facts and the condition of the child at the time, the physician pronounced the trouble a genulno case of hydrophobia. He Is now confined in a room, and none of the family are allowed to enter. At times the unfortunate child barks like a. dog and makes other noises common to canines. While the convulsions are on, his condition is extremely pitiful. The boy cannot re? cover and his death may have ter? minated his horrible sufferings. MEBANE. THE HONOR HOLL. OF BIXCHAM SCHOOL. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Mc-hane. N. C, Dec 1C?The students who stood first la their respective classes for the month Ju3t past are as follows: Shorthand, Typewriting and Teleg? raphy?Robey, Allison, Cocke, Shaw and Hcdrick. Penmanship and Bookkeeping? Boone, Morrow, Moore and Shaw. Mathematics and Science?Muller, McKee, Long, Robey, Moore, Jarvls, Davis, Irwin, Morrow, Allison, Cocke. Johnson, G., Long, Irwin, Council, Brantley and Cocke. English History and Bible?Brenlzer, Brantley, W., Boone, Brantley, W? Brantley, R., Davis, Beall, Hamilton, Muller, Johnson, P., Beall, Long, Mor? row, Muller, Long, Allison, Brantley, W., Council, Johnson, G., nnd Oldham. Reading nnd Spell'ng? Bernhardt, Hall, Hamilton, Council, Hamilton, Fnlson, McKee nnd Council. Latin nnd Greek?Brantley, Tt., Cocke, Davis, Brantley, W., Brenlzer, Brant? ley, W7, and Brenlzer. HALIFAX. (Special to Vlrglnlan-PMot.) Halifax, N. C, Dec. 16.?Married at Southern Hotel by Justice W. A. wj.ll cox, Mr. J. D. Emory and Miss Louise Parson, of Surry county, Va. Our rormcrs are holding their peanuts for higher prices. Nearly all (he cotton is sold. Willcox Brothers killed nine hogs to? day that weighed 2,290 pounds net each. Thomas Devcreaux, of Kalelgh, is hearing a bankrupt case here. C. H. WIllcox killed a large bunch of wild ducks yesterday. CAPT. ARTHUR BARNES. A NORTH CAROLINIAN FOUND DEAD IN BED. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-rilot.) Washington, Dec. 16.?Captain Ar? thur Barnes, of North Carolina, was found in his bed In this city at 8:30 o'clock this morning. He seemed in his usual health yesterday, and his death is believed to have been due to heart disease. Captain Barnes had been .in assist? ant doorkeeper of the Senate for the past eighteen years. He was a Demo? erat, and had attended every Demo? cratic National Convention since 1880. He was a captain In the Confederate service during the Civil war. He was .about CD years old. STEEL IN THE SOUTH. Tho first commercial steel for the open market ever made In the South was produced at the new $1,000,000 plant of the Alnbnma Steel and Ship Building Company, at Ensley, Ala,, November 30th. The steel is made by the open-hearth basic, process, and Alabama ted ores are used. The company has sold the entire output nearly a. year ahead, some.of which wi'll go to Europe. The bulk of It, however, will he used at once in_^ making rods, wire and nails at the new plant adjoining the Steel Works. ., HISTORIC SCENES What a Northern Man Saw on a Visit to Virginia in* Visit to Norlolk-A Sail Vp the Jitiuea on the Pocnliontna ? A Welt Clioaou Trip South ; n Delight. An occasional correspondent writes to the Toronto (Can.) Sunday World: Life's work is evidently better ac? complished because of an occasional re? laxation from the ordinary round of duties. Thousands, at great expense, travel In European lands in' order to escape the heat of the summer or the rigorous climate of winter, while upon our own Continent, and not far from our own homes, there are ample facili? ties for rest and recreation that are not excelled upon any continent. "Co? lumbia, the Gem of the Ocean," is peer? less In the grandeur and diversity of her scenery, "where wonder treads on beauty's heels-" A well chosen trip South Is a delight, whether taken for health's sake or for pleasure only. Not far from home one finds the wheelB of the revolving year turned back, making November as balmy as June. The tourist is privi? leged in the enjoyment of all the com? forts of modern travel to doss through scenes of great beauty and of Intense interest, and at small expense. Your correspondent has just returned from a visit to certain points in Virginia, to which he would make a few brief ref? erences. It is a delightful sail from New York to Old Point Comfort and Norfolk, Va? by the palatial express steamers of the Old Dominion Line. These steamers are noted for speed, steadiness, and comfort. This route Is growing in pop? ularity with tourists and business men going South. At Old Point Comfort is located Fort Monroe, the most exten? sive military fortification in America. Here also is the National Artillery School, and adjoining is Hampton Roads, In which naval vessels nre near? ly always riding at anchor. There is, in consequence, quite a military com? plexion given to the society at this grand old resort. By trolley car or boat, or pleasant drive, many other points of interest can easily be reached. One chief attraction of this popular resort is the magnificent Hotel Cham berlln, under the management of Mr. Allan F. Campbell, late of Toronto, who always gives a hearty welcome to guests from Toronto or from any part of Canada. The Chamberlin is a new hotel, up-to-date In every regard, and Is open all the year round. At this point the heat of summer is modified by re? freshing sea breezes, and the rigors ot the 6hort winter are modified by the warm air from the great Gulf stream. To one who has visited Old Point Com? fort, it is not at all surprising that this resort is attracting the attention of thousands of tourists from all parts of the country. The visitor will not fall to spend some time in the rapidly growing city, Norfolk, about twelve mllea from Old Point Comfort. Here are found vast coal shipping yards, Port Norfolk, Portsmouth naval yard, and within easy distance tho delightful resorts. Ocean View and Virginia Beach. In Norfolk Is located the new fire-proof hotel, the Montlcello. It has been built, furnished and is conducted with a view to the safety, comfort and enjoyment of the guests. Here true Southern hos? pitality is dispensed without stint and free from Irksome formality. Tho cui? sine embraces oysters and fish, that abound In Chesapeake bay. served in most tempting forms, together with fresh fruits and vegetables, for which the adjoining country is noted. f"^ The sail from Norfolk to Rlchm&.'Id by the splendid steamer Focahontas upon the famous James river is in? tensely interesting. The steamer leaves Norfolk at 7 a. m. and reaches Rich? mond at 5:30 p. m., making twenty-six calls between these points. Space for? bids even a brief reference to all the many points of historic interest found In this short run. Shortly after leaving Norfolk the steamer passes through Hampton Roads, where were fought some of the fiercest battles of the late civil war.' Here the Monitor and Vir? ginia met in dcaly conflict, contending for the supremacy of the governments they represented. Further up the river extensive oyster beds are passed, aiid hundreds of men can be seen busily en? gaged gathering them. . On the James is situated Jamestown, which is the birthplace .of Anglo-Saxon supremacy upon this continent. Here an English settlement was made as early as 1607. A full history of the adventures, disasters and successes of these early settlers would fill a volume. Here was erected the first ?hurch built in America. Its heavy brick tower still stands, and can too seen from the deck of the vessel. ? Beside the church lies a little cemetery, upon whose tablets are very ancient and quaint inscriptions. Nearby the church stands' a mansion, which was built in 1640 by William Oarey, son of the then Mayor of Bristol, England. In 1776 this house was burned by the British, but was rebuilt In 1780 upon the old foundations. In 1862 the Fed? eral army again destroyed the interior of the structure, leaving the walls standing. In 1866 the. interior was again reconstructed. This stately edl^ flee is now occupied, and connects the present with the earliest English set? tlement upon this continent. Near Jamestown occurred the ro matlc Incident told of Captain John Smith and the Indian Princess Poca hontns, favorite daughter of King I Powhatan. Captain Smith had dis-. pleased the Indians; was by them I taken prisoner, and condemned to be killed with clubs. When the foul deed was about 'to be perpetrated, he was rescued by the intervention of Pocahontas. The usual sequel of such an adventure did not follow in this case, for Captain John Smith did not marry Pocahontas. In after years she did marry a very respectable planter, named John Rolfe, and with him vis? ited England, and was very cordially received. The James river, as the great water? way to Richmond, the capital of the Southern Confederacy, was the scene of many a naval battle, while some of the fiercest conflicts of the civil war took place upon its banks. Here such gene? rals as Grant, McClellan and Butler conducted a vigorous campaign, and, at Harrison's Landing the prisoners were exchanged at 'the conclusion of the war. Almost every mile of the river nearlng Richmond is of thrilling historic interest. A splendid view of Richmond is ob? tained from the deck of the vessel. Space forbids a description of the many points of interest in and about this his? toric city. They must be visited and studied in order to be appreciated. The State Capitol is beautifully lo? cated on elevated ground, and sur? rounded by a handsome park. The State Library contains portraits of many prominent "Virginians. The park is adorned with an equestraln statue of Washington, and with a bronze statue of Stonewall Jackson and other generals. In old St. John's Church was held the memorable Virginia Convention at which Patrick Henry uttered the in? spiring words, "Give me liberty or give me death." St Paul's still stands, in which Jefferson Davis was worshipping when he received -the news of the fall of Petersburg and the retreat of Gene? ral Lee. The offlclarresidence of Jeffer? son Davis Is worthy of a visit. The great courtesy shown your cor? respondent by the Mayor of the city and by the Chief of Police and his offi? cers made it easy and pleasant for him to visit points of interest and gain in? formation. Since my return I have been frequently 'asked, "Where did you stay while in Richmond, and where would you advise tourists to make their home?" My answer Is, "The Jefferson." This palace hotel is a notable structure architecturally and artistically, and is not excelled in equipment, comfort, and courtesy by any of the great hotels of the South. The Jefferson Is rapidly growing in popularity with tourists as a resting place in their journeying* North and South, and business men find it a delightful home. The South Is rapidly recovering from the sad results of the late civil war, and the two great sections are again welded together in pleasant harmony. They have before them the great negro prob? lem and other important political ques? tions, which, in their settlement, will tax their skill and forbearance. It la pleasant to find throughout the South such a friendly feeling towards Great Britain, and It is hoped that these two great Christian nations may stand to? gether for the maintenance of right and the giving of liberty to all men. FREE CURE FOR BALDNESS. Prevents Hair Fallin? Out, Prevents Dandruff, Restores Prematurely Gray Hair to Natural Color, Stops Itch? ing and Restores Luxuriant Growth to Eye? brows, Eyelashes and Shinging Scalps -A Trial Package Free. MISS EMMA EMOND, Salem, Mass. Thoso who oro losing their hair or have parted with their locks can- havo It re? stored by a remedy that Is sent free to all. 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