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THE NEWS FROM THE OLD NORTH STATE AND ITS CAPITAL
TROUBLE IN PUBLICSGHOOLS A Piain Letter from Superinten? dent of Public Instruction. MURDERERS AT RALEIGH A Moiubcr of the I.onolr Connfy Hoard Nein n flooil Exnmplo to Otlior Bicbool Aattiorltlea- Would bo Mai-tlorera. Who foulen* 'Uiclr Crltufl.Brongbt Hero for (Info Kooplns? ?Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 22.?Despite the construction put upon the Supreme Court's decision In the school hoard cases by State .Superintendent Mebanc no end of rumpus Is being kicked up In some counties. Some of the wild and woolly fusion cornmlttemen and superintendents do not seem to under? stand that the court's opinion did not nullify contracts and so are proceeding to oust our teachers, lock schoolhousc doors and do other like sensible and orderly things. All this has been giving Mr. Mebanc a good deal of trouble and it Is a feature of the situation that ex? tremists on both sides censure him for failure to take their part. As a mat? ter of fact but for the conservatism and good sense Mr. -Mebnne has shown In dealing with an extremely trying situation great harm would have been done the schools and hundreds of teachers would have been hounded and annoyed. As stated by a Pittsboro correspon? dent yesterday In one township of Chatham county the property of the teacher, a woman, was thrown out and the schoolhousc locked by the old com? mittee. It. 13. Lineberry, a fusionist, Is the old superintendent of schools for Chatham, and to him Mr. Mebane yes? terday sent the following letter which applies to all like cases elsewhere : Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 21, 1899. Mr. R. 11. Lineberry, Pittsboro, N. C: Dear Sir : I wish to say to you that the reason T asked you for special In? formation ns to the status of school af? fairs was that your county was one of those not passed upon by the Attorney General. You will remember the fol? lowing from his letter : " Superintend? ents elected by the new board In those counties where the old board retired . tinder yonr own advice are the leiral ones." This, as you know, docs not apply to your case as county super? intendent, ns you were elected at the same time the county superintendent was elected by the new board. You will also remember this from the let ler of the Attorney General: "I do not express any opinion as to which was the de facto board, in those counties where there were contests. The committees appointed by the new hoard In accordance with the school law are regarded as valid and should bo carried out In good faith by your committees. In those districts where two sets of committees were attempting to act and where both committees employed teachers, I shall hold that the com? mittee appointed by the new board, nnd where said committee employed teachers, these contracts must be kepi rather than the contracts made by the committees of the old board, because these committees were regarded by this Department as the de facto school com? mittee and al! of their acts In nccorfl nncc with the school law up to the decision of the Supreme Court arc re? garded as in full force and effect. If the acts of some of your commit? tee are as reported to this office by a citizen of your county, then I must say that such conduct is nothing short of an outrage. Here arc the words that come to this office: "The committee nppolnted by lhe_old board went t'nd threw out the books and other property belonging to Iho teacher, and securely nailed up Iho doors and windows, and shut her out, although she had been teaching for one month and was giving entire satisfaction to all except to three j of the old committee, who lml not sent to her and would not send because they did not employ her themselves." I TC this report be true you need to put a stop to it at once and see that the woman who has thus been Imposed upon is restored to her position, nnd the men who thus acted be removed al once from office. Yours very truly. C. H. ME PANK. Superintendent Public Instruction. In striking contrast with this Is the letter of Mr. B. G. Tyndall, one of the old board for Lenoir county, saying ho did not. care to roassume the duties of the office if it ? would disturb the school work of the county. Mr. Me? bane wrolo him In commendation of his conduct. THE UNIVERSITY ELEVEN. The University of North Carolina eleven has reorganized for the season .of UOO-'Ol. Mr. II. .T. Koebler was elected captain of the team. Mr. Koeb? ler has played on the University eleven for two seasons, and has made for himself an enviable, reptition In football circles. Last season he was the competent half-back of the team, and the previous season played left \ end. lie is said to bo one of the best] players of the school, and wc may con? fidently expect that next season the University will retain its right to the tl'tlc of champion. FOR SAFE KEEPING. John Taylor and Robert Fortune, the two young negroes who shot Mr. Rob? ert Hester, a prominent farmer of Nash county, the details of which arc told in another column, were brought here this morning at L':05 o'clock on the westbound Southern Railway train. Sheriff W. M. Walker, of Nash, and Deputies Harris and Mayor brought the prisoners here, though they were confronted by a mob, and it was only by the employment of good Judgment that trouble was averted. The shooting occurred yesterday af? ternoon about two- o'clock at Mr. Hea? ler's farm, a mile or such a matter from Rocky Mount. The would-be slayers of the wounded man fled and ?were not captured until they had gone nine mlies. The return to Rocky Mount was not made until dark, and at a point near the Hester home a party of forty men hatted the sheriff. They demanded the prisoners and were In a notion to take them. A prominent physician and other well known citizens uddressed the en? raged party and counseled -them to let the law take 'its course. Speaking of the incident, Sheriff Warren said: "The crowd became quiet after be? ing counseled by well-known citizens. There were about forty men In the party. They -were not masked. It was dark and I could not distinguish them." Both prisoners have confessed the crime. They told Sheriff Warren that they shot Mr. Hester for his money. It was deemed advisable to bring them here for safe keeping. Mr. Hester is still living. The sheriff says he Is a highly respected citizen of Nash county. ELIZABETH CITY. RECOVERED FROM INJURIES? CARD CLUB?PERSONAL. Elizabeth City, N, C, December 22.? Air. E. IL Kruger, who was injured In a railroad wreck In New Jersey sev? eral months ago, arrived borne yester? day. Mr. Kruger was In a hospital in New York for several months and at one time was in a critical condition, but upon his arrival his many friends were glad to see him looking as well as when ho left here. Mr. C. H. Gray, of the firni of Hooper & Gray, left yesterday for Dare coun? ty to spend the holidays with his par? ents. CARD CLUB ORGANIZED. A card club consisting of Mr. and Mia. M. R. Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Zpeller, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Lamb, Lieut, and Mrs. Crisp, the Misses En gles, MaeWood, Helen Martin, Mar? guerite Hollowell, Eva Pntlin, Smith and Crisp, and Messrs. Wilson Hollo well, Tom Old, Wm. Wood, Wiley II. Grnndy, C. W. Melick, Dr. A. L. Pen dleton, Mr. T?te and Dr. E. P. Mar? tin, was organized last week and will meet every other Tuesday evening at tho residence of one of the lady mem? bers. Tho first meeting was held at the homo of Miss Engle, on Church street, last Tuesday evening. Miss Helen Martin won the first ladies' prize and Mrs. Crisp the booby prize. Mr. M. R. Griffin won the first gentlcmans' prize and Mr. T?te the booby. After the game refreshments were served, and at about 12 o'clock the Jolly mem? bers left for their respective homes. The next meeting will ho held at the homo of Mrs. Crisp, on Fearing street. PERSONAL. Mr. Tim Burgess, of Richmond, Va., who has been In the city for several days helping to lay stone on Poindex ter .street, leaves lo-d.iv for his home. In the case of Mllller & Miller, of Baltimore, against Pinner & Co., of this city, tho jury returned a verdict In favor of the defendants. Mr. .T. L. Rogersnn, of Willlnmston, N. C, is in the city spending Christ? mas with Mr. and Airs. M. B. Dawes. HERTFORD. Hertford. N. C, Dec 22.?Messrs. W. C. Small and Cornrow Re'id, of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, and Mr. Wallace Riddick. of the Hor? ner School, are here to snend the holi? days. Others are expected to-morrow. Prof. S. T. Liles leaves to-morrow for his home, in the central part of the Slate, where he will spend the holidays. Miss Virginia Thorpe left this morn? ing for her home, in Rocky Mount. She Will return after the holidays to resume her position as assistant teacher In the Perqulnidns Academy. Mr. E. A. Overton and wife'left to? day for Columbia, where they will spend the holidays with reln.tives. The steamer Lydia, Landing, was lowed Into port last night by the steamer Relvblere, Orey, in a disabled condition, her cylinder head having blown out at Euro 's Lnnding, several miles from this place. Her owner, Mr. T. D- Snundcrs, leaves at once for Philadelphia to purchase a new engine. The Lydia.'8 crew will be transferred to the Rolvidere until the damage is re? paired. - PLYMOUTH. DEATH OF MRS. MORTON?BAND PROPOSED. Plymouth, N. C, December 22.?It Is with deep sorrow that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Charles L. Morton, which occurred at her residence in this town last night at 11 o'clock after a critical illness of two weeks. She leaves a husband, mother and rather, two broth? ers, three sisters, besides many sor? rowing friends to mourn her loss. In the death of this true Christian lady we lose one who will be sadly missed among us. and our sincere sympathies are extended to the bereaved. There is a movement on toot now to establish a band here, which we hope will meet with success. It is proposed to commence January 1st and pay in the stock monthly 10 per cent, of amount subscribed until all has been paid. Our merchants are busy now supply? ing the wants of Santa Claus, and be seems to want more than ever this year. EDENTON. Edenton, N. C, December 22.?Miss rattie Skinner, of Grcenvile, is the guest of friends in our little city. Mr. John Tooley, of Belhaven, has been spending a few days here with his friend, Mr. Frank Bond. Miss Lodge, of Washington, N. C, is visiting relatives on Magnolia street. Mr. Wm. Mason went over to Wash? ington county yesterday to attend a marriage. Mr. Collins, of Hillsboro, Is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Frank Wood, on Water street. Mrs. Rlghton and Miss Bettic Moore arc residing on Court street, after an absence of several months. The streets of our little city are crowded this morrjlng and our mer? chants arc quite busy. Railroad Construction. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 22.?The report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission, soon to be issued. will show that 103 miles of railroad were built during the fiscal ytar, which Is a considerable increase over the pre? vious twelvo months. Cut glass, or any kind of glass ware, window panels and mirrors will sparkle if you use Gold Dust. It does the work your muscle has to do when you use soap. ?end (or tree booklet?"Golden Rules (or Housework." THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY CeHajo 81. Leuli NewYotk Doitoo ?"Tis an evil wind that blows no one good." TUB BUILDERS MUST HAVE ROOM. This means a terrlfta sacrifice of our tremendous big stock of clothing. You cannot afford to miss this grand opportun? ity. It Is a chanco of your lifo time. Read tho startling, almost be? wildering list of explosive prices and benefit thereby: Men's Suits. fancy plains manufacturer's prlco $1.00, our 35 nrleA ........... *t * price Men's Suits, well made, plain and fancy effects. Manufacturer's price ?10.00. our prlco . $4.96 Men's Suits, all-wool, nicely made. Manufacturer's price 4;C Ofl ?1.00. our prlco. 4) J.^.v/ Men's Worsted Suits. Man? ufacturer's prlco $11.00. our <jj^ QQ prlco Men's black. Jt.00. our prlco Men's Rarttan Overcoats, 70 per cent. wool. Manufacturer's tfjo 7C prlco $S.OO, our prlco . ?P??? / ?3 Overcoats, bluo and anuracturcr's price <jj j cjg Men's Fine Kcrsev Overcoats, Mamifscturcr'a prlco $11.00. our i^g Men's Pino Melton Overcoats, Manufacturer's prlco 511.00, our <gjr 2^ Children's Suits, doublc hroastert styles. Manufactu? rer's price $2.CO. our price . Children's Sulta, bcnutirul styles Manufacturer's price 13.00. our prlco . 98c. $1.24 Children's Ruits, nil wool, sizes ui> to IS years. Mann- <j| j <^g lacturcr's price $1.00, our price. Children's Pant.s. ages vcars. Manufacturer's 86c., our price . to 14 prlco 7c Open evening till 0 p. m.; Saturdays till 11:30 p. m. during tho month of December. Cannon Ball Clothing Co., n op. 219 MAIN ST.. NORFOLK. V'^^j POULTRY AND RABBIT FENCE, LAWK FENCE AND CRIB FENCE. CS UCK. Absolute efficiency at least expense. timci. A practical fence that will 4?im positively turn cattle, MIWft horses, hogs and pigs. A fence that is strong, practically ever? lasting, proven thoroughly effi? cient under .. , ellwooo field fence (Suadird StjfO. every possible u condition. EVERY ROD OF ELLWOOO FENCE 18 8UAR?HTEE0. If you want your fencing problems satisfactorily solved, call and see tho KLLWOOO FENCE and let us show you for how little money you can get absolute satisfaction. 38 and 40 UNION STREET. GEO. B. TODD, Manager AFTER DDLEt. MOOT'S H3nB.VEJH.INJ3 X?IXry?J3 Tbc great remedy for nervous prostration and all diseases of tho g^ncratlvo ortrann of either sei, such as Norrous Prostration, Falling or Lost Manhood, Impotcuey, Nightly Emissions, Youthful Errors, Mental Worry, exoe.ssivo uso of Tobacco or Opium, whiqh lead to Consumption and Insanity. With every ?5 order wo cuarnntea toeairo or refund tho money. Sold at $1.0o per box, C boxes for $6.00. mi. Jtl O'ff'J'S fllK.VLUWfj CO., Cleveland, Ohio. Sold bv BURROW MARTIN & CO. Gor. Main and Bank Sis, I $ The Building X at the IS TO BE TORN DOWN, 7?? anil the largest stock of DIAMONDS. WATCHES. JEWELRY, SII> ?$5r VERWARE. ETC., that ever was In Norfolk WILL BE THROWN ON 3& THE MARKET and disposed of during this month. Wo bavo no place ate to storo the stock during the rebuilding, therefore aro compelled to. Every Article has been Reduced. From 25 to 50 per cent. AND THE PUBLIC WILL GET THE BENEFIT OF THE GREAT? EST BARGAINS IN XMAS PRESENTS EVER OFFERED IN THI3 CITY. DON'T DELAY. COME WHILE THE ASSORTMENT IS COMPLETE. CHAPMAN & JflKEVlflN, W The Live Jewelers. Cor. Main and Bank Sts. s # I I ft TiianKsaivino service. Whitehurst & Bro.'s Ell REMOVAL IE. All curs transfer you to our stores, 285 to 287 Church [street, corner Holt. FORWARD is the watchword of all progressive enterprises, and Greater Norfolk demands us to move to a greater store. Until we move to our new ware rooms (the old Opera House, 202 and 204 Church street, January 1, 1900) will of? fer our entire slock Furniture, ?arpts, etc., et manufacturers Gast. I have a friend, in fact he is my brother-in-law, who is the outside Tmrn for a New York crockery warehouse, a sort of salesman, purchas? ing agent, collector and what not. He used to suffer from a catarrh of the stomach. When he woke in the morning there would be a gripping, a contraction, a tightness of the stomach, which, he said, seemed to be clogged with a slimy, phlegm-like substance. Carlsbad salts always did him some good, but now heusesaRipans Tabule. He only takes one when occasion requires, just one now aud then. Whea this man, his name is Spalding, was asked to describe the effect of the Tabule on him, he said : "Why, it brightens me up. It has an effect like dry air ; makes me feel something as I used to of a spring morning when the air was crisp but tempered with sunshine. I don't know tow they produce such an effect, but that is the way they work with me." GREAT Re7VY?\ZML SMLEI On December 31st we will move to larger quarters, and for this reason offer our entire stock of Pianos and Organs at less than manufacturer's cost. zz^>rm? IS STRICTLY A BONA FIDE SALE<^. and if you want to get your money's worth don't buy until you have examined our stock. We are the Largest Manufacturers of Pianos and Organs in the world, and besides giving you a great reduction on account of this removal sale, we save you the dealer's profit. Pianos from $50,00 up. Organs from $25.00 up. Sold on terms of $5.00 per month and up. Instruments shipped to any part of the State, freight prepaid. Catalogues mailed free. Old instruments taken in exchange. Call early and secure first choice. ALL OF THE LATE POPULAR MUSIC AT J8c. PER COPY.