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THE NEWS FROM THE OLD NORTH STATE AND ITS CAPITAL.
MONEY FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Apportionment of Money Appropria? ted by Legislature Completed. WHAT THE SCHOOLS GET Information About a Cadol lu Whom North t'nrol I nlni.H Aro lute rente (I ?Donth of t'olonol Ntwuen?ICoTe? nno oilier KnocUeil StiflT?New Ice Factory lor KnlelRb?A Iteqnlnttloii Uouored-Fcuatou Wnrrnut? 1'alU Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 1.?The State Su? perintendent of Public Instruction has completed the apportionment of the $100,000 legislative special appropriation tor the public schools among the dif? ferent counties. Each school child is given 15% cents, aftd the apportionment Is based dn the school census. It is estimated that tho $100,000 appropriation will only run tho schools a week. Warrants for the payment of tho fund are being made out and sent to the school oflicers of the various counties to-day. Treusurer Worth says he will not be able to honor tho warrants until he collects more money. It will proba? bly be several. weeks before the -war? rants are honored. In addition to tho $100,000 appropria? tion. North Carolina gives one million dollars annually to her .public schools. CADET LYMAN COTTON. A special from Manila, dated Decem? ber 20th., published ih these columns a few days ugo, contained this para? graph: "The Concord, Ackley commanding, and the Panpanga, Leigh commanding, on the ISth instant, witli two companies of Infantry, captured Roinblon. John .Tames, seaman, was ? wounded In the knee, the only casualty in the navy-" This will deeply interest North Caro? linians when they learn that Cadet Ly mnn Cotton, son of Mr. Robert R. Cot? ton, of Pitt county, Is executive ofllcer on the' Pnmpanga, which is seeing much active service Iii the Philippines. Cadet Cotton has many friends in North Carolina who will be glad to hear of his whereabouts and who will be glad to hear of his elllclent service and of his safety. Cadet Cotton left the United States la?t May for Manila on the ship Glacier, going via Gibraltar and the Suez Cann.l. After reaching Ma? nila he was transferred to . the U. S. S. Petrel nnd then to the Pampanga?tho last mentioned being a gunboat cap? tured from the Spaniards DEATH OP COL. STOKES. Col. A. H. Stokes, ono of Durham's best known and most highly esteemed oltlens passed away Saturday night The deceased was a native of Caswell county, but spent the greater part of his most useful life here. He was ex chalrman of the county commissioners, vice-president of the Fidelity National Bank, and a life long Democrat. Col. Stokes married a daughter of Squire M. A. Andrews, and she, together with two children, survive him. Ho was a brother-in-law of Mr. B. M. Duke. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon. OFFICER KNOCKED STIFF. A special from Plttsboro says: Christmas nassed off in Plttsboro rather quietly, only one case of disor? derly conduct worth notice taking Place. That occurred at the distillery one mile west of Plttsboro, and in the scuffle one of IJncle Sam's officers had the Imprint of a wagon stnndard left on the side of his head. ?He?was. knocked stiff for a short while, but was able to be up to-day. NEW ICE 1ACTORY. The new Ice factory to be established here by Mr. Forbes, of Richmond, and managed by Mr. Harris, will be In op? eration In Raleigh next summer- The incorporation papers have already been prepared, and the promoters of the en? terprise are only awaiting the settle? ment of a question In regard to a side track, which thev have asked the Sea? board to build to the factory. REQUISITION. Governor Russell has honored a re . qulsitlon from the Governor of Vir? ginia surrendering one Solomon Thorne, who has been captured In this State charged with housebreaking In Bruns? wick county, Virginia, with intent to commit larceny. PENSION WARRANTS. The State Treasurer has paid out $4,096 on pension warrants, bringing the amount paid out since December 15th, when payment of pension war? rants began, up to $56,614. The whole amount to be paid out is $110,000. Nearly half of It has been paid in these fifteen days. EDENTON. (.Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Edenton, N. C, Jan. 1.?Miss Chetta Brltt, of Murfreesboro, Is the guest of relatives at Pembrook. Mr. D. McN. McKay, who has been acting as drug clerk at Leary*s phar? macy for two or more years, has ac? cepted a position with J. E. Curry & Co., of Gastoria, and will leave for his new home to-morrow, taking with him tho best wishes of a large circle of friends. Presiding Elder Willis occupied the pulpit of the M. E. Church yesterday. Rev. Mr. Braswell conducted serviceg at Byrdsvllle Sunday afternoon. The bank Is closed thlB morning, ob cerving the new year. Revenue Officer Parker Is in town this fhomlng. Messrs. H. T. Greenleaf, of Ellza ? beth City; T. H. Small, of Hertford, were in town Saturday, and Mr. Georgo W. Turner Is at the Bay View this morning. ELIZABETH CITY. SKATING WEATHER-WEDDING BELLS?PERSONAL,?PARTY. Elisabeth City, N. C, Jan. 1.?The se? verely cold weather Saturday night al? lowed the skaters a day ot sport Sun? day, and a large crowd took advantage of it and spent the entire day on Har? rington's Creek. ? The hardware firm of Sawyer & Ayd lett has dissolved, copartnership, Mr. Aydlett purchasing the Interest of Mr. Sawyer. The wedding bells will be.heard ring? ing again in the near future, when sev? eral of Elizabeth City's charming belles will bo led to the altar. Miss Asa Bailey has accepted a po? sition with the dry goods firm of Mc Cabo & Grlce. Married Sunday night at the home ot Mr. Miles Davis, corner of Harney and Parsonage streets, by Mr. M. B. Cul pepper, Mr. Richard Sawyer to Miss Bessie Sylvester. The State Pish and Oyster steamer Lilly, which has been on Wiley's rail? ways for several months, underging re? pairs, has been launched. Mr. Percy McMullen. who has been spending a few days in Hertford vlslt iner friends, arrived home yesterday. Nearly all of the youncr men who have been spending the holidays with their narents. leave to-day for their respect? ive schools. The Christmas party for the children of Christ Church Sunday school, which was postponed on account of the snow, Holy Innocents Day, will take place In the rink to-night from 7 to 9 o'clock. GREENSBORO. VISITED SUNDAY BY A DESTRUC? TIVE FIRE. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Greensboro, N. C, Jan. 1.?lA. Ore hero yesterday caused losses aggregat? ing nearly $100,000, partly covered by insurance. The dire originated in the elevator shaft of the Hague-McCorkle Dry Goods Company's wholesale house | and soon enveloped the whole building and snread to the adjoining store oc? cupied by W. J. Clark. The firemen soon had streams playing on the flames, but the' water froze before It struck the burning building and added to the hurdshlp of subduing the flames. A large quantity of cloth and notions were burned, and much damage done by the water. The losses are estimated ns follows: (Hague-McCorkle Dry Goods Com? pany, $SO,000: Insurance, $r>r>,000. W. J. Chirk, loss $12,000; Insurance, ?G,500. The damage to -the buildings will ag? gregate $1,000. ROCKY MOUNT. NEW MASONIC TEMPLE TO BE DEDICATED. Rocky Mount, N. C, Jan. 1.?The ded? icatory services and laying of the corner stone In the magnificent new Masonic Temple here will be held Wed? nesday, the 3d of January next. The new home of our locnl lodge is among the finest In the State, aggregating In total cost about $20,000. No effort will be spared to make the dedicatory services memorable in every way. Several distinguished speakers will be on hand to regale the intellect? ually inclined, while the inner man will be cared* for at a banquet suited to the most refined epicurean taste. A society worn Undergoes a greater strain than is gen? erally realized, and every womau is a society woman In her own circle. The debts of society are mauy aud must be paid or there will come social bank? ruptcy, and it is in the punctual payment of social debts, re? gardless of health or feelings, that women often lay the foundation for serious illness. The late hours and rich foods, common to soci? ety gatherings, soon or late de? range the stom? ach ; the liver, perhaps, becomes involved, and the heart flutters or palpitates. There is no medicine for the cure of diseases of the stomach and organs of di? gestion aud nutri? tion which can equal Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. It heals the stomach, purifies and en? riches the blood, cleanses the clog? ged liver, nour? ishes the nerves, and gives face and form the radiant beauty of health. "Golden Medicul Discovery " contains no alcohol, and is absolutely free from opium, cocaine and other narcotics. Mrs. L. Hcdgecokc, of Dozier, Collingsworth Co.. Texas, writes: "I wns troubled for seven or eight years with indigestion nnd liver com? plaint, and received more benefit from the use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery and 'Pleasant relicts' than any medicines I have ever tried." Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure constipation. GftMflGE & WALLER 12-18 PLUME ST. CoDtractors' & Builders' Supplies NEW LOT BALTIMORE FAVINQ BRICKS. HIGH GRADE FIRE BRICKS UNDER COVER. Fire Clay, Chlmnoy Linings. Fancy and Plain Chimney Tops, Sewtr und Well I'ipo: Uialn Tile, etc. Bn Washing/. Paint don't scrub it and wear off the sur? face. Use Gold Dust Washing Powder according to direc? tions printed ? on every package and you will be pleased with the results and surprised at the saving in labor. Scad for fr?? bo ok! st?"OoMon ItttUt for Hoai?work." THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY Cklci(o St. Lmls NewTork Bostoa YOUR FIRST DUTY IS TO YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR HOHE There is absolutely no reason why you should not provide every comfort and con? venience, because every article known to housekeeping can be had here on the easiest weekly or monthly payments without notes or interest. EVERY ARTICLE 1 SELL IS GUARANTEED. EVERY PIECE IS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES... Prices as LOW as the LOWEST and qualities thoroughly reliable. Carpets made, laid and lined FREE., I THE OLD RELIABLE .5* J* Jt FURNITURE DEALER. 319-321 Church St. A business man of Toledo, O., asserts that in his case dyspepsia was an inheritance. He obtained his first .sup? ply of from Chicago because he could not then find them in Toledo. Now the druggists there all have them. He car? ries one of the little packages with him all the time, and if he has that distressed feeling after a hearty meal, or a headache, he takes a Tabule. " My wife also uses them," he writes, "and if my boy feels sick he asks for one." *<>4>O^C>*0*C><!>C^<>*^ <>0?<>?C^0<><><>O*04K>^, ? TRUNK SPEGIHL Brass Clamps, Heavy Brass Tay? lor Bolts, Taree Steel Strap H'nfrcs, iron Bottom, Two Solo Leather Straps . $5.00 SUIT CASE SPECIAL! All Leather, with straps or bolta, lined with Irish linen, steel frame. In russet or olive, '12 and '1A inch.... $3.75 Norfolk Trunk Factory, 172 CAURCH STREET, NEAR MAIN. The only exclusive Trunk and Leatho r ?oods Store in tho city, MOTTOS Thay overcome Weak? ness. Irregularity and omissions, increase vig? or ana banish " pains of menstruation." They are "LIFE SAVERS" to girls at womanhood, aiding development of organs and body. Nb" known remedy for women equals them. Cannot do harm?life becomes a pleasure. $1.00 PKTt BOX BY MAIL. Sold by druggists. DU. ??OTT'S.CHEMJCAL CO., Cleveland, Ohio. Sold bv BURROW MARTIN & CO. '"Tis an evil wind that blows no ono good." THE BUILDERS /( MUST HAVE ROOM. This means a terrlfla sacrifice of our tremendous big stock of clothing. You cannot altord to miss this grand opportun? ity. It is a chanco ot your lifo time. Read the startling, almost be? wildering list of explo-jlVo prices and benefit thereby: Men's Suits, fancy plaids manufacturer's price $4.00. our <t-> tlC price . Men's Suits, well made, plain and fancy effects. Manufacturer's prlco $10.00. our price ., . Men's Suits, all-wool, nicely made. Manufacturer's price ill.00. our prico . Men's Worstetl Suits. Man? ufacturer's price $14.00, our prlco .,. lien's Overcoats, blue and black. Manufacturer's prico $4.00. our prlco . Men's F.arltnn Overcoats, 70 per cent. wool. Manufacturer's *o ic prlco 5S.0O. our prlco . $0./O $4.96 $5.20 $r.oo $1.98 Men's Fine Kersey Overcoats, Manufacturer's price $U.O0. our <jjlj gQ Men's Fine Melton Overcoats, Manufacturer's price $11.00. our 4??p Children's Suits, doofcle breastcd styles. Moaufnctu rcr's prlco $?C0, our pries . 98C. Children's Suite. beautiful styles Manufacturer's prtc* 4?1 'JA $3.00. our price. .??pi?**r Children's Suits, all wooj, sices up to 16 years. Ma#u- <t| Oft facturtr's prlco $4.00, our price.. Children's Pants, ages 4 to M ? years. Manufacturer's price) itq 35c, our prlco .<???? ' V VV Open evening nil 9 p. m.; Saturdays till 11:30 p. m. durtn* the month if of December. I Cannon Ball Clothing Co., ?n OPPOSITE ACADEMY OF MUSIC. 21? MAIN ST.. NORFOLK, VA. \\ I m5Sj** Gor, Main and Bank Sts, IS TO BE TORN DOWN, and the' largest stock of DIAMONDS, "WATCHES, JEWELRY, SIL? VERWARE. ETfi, that ever was In Norrolk WILL BE THROWN ON THE MARKET and disposed of during this month. Wo havo no place to storo the. stock during tho rebuilding, therefore are compelled to sell it. 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 THIS CITY. DON'T DELAY. COME WHILE THE ASSORTMENT IS COMPLETE. GriflPMflN k METO, \ J The Live Jewelers. Cor. Main and Bank Sts. J t AGENCY FOR THE b POULTRY AND RABBIT FEHDE, LAWN FENCE AND CRIB FENCE. ci neu. Absolute efficiency ot least expense A practical fenco that will 4 p o s i t i v e 1 y tuvn cattlo, MIWB horses, hogs aud pigs. A fence that is Btrong, practically ever? lasting, proven thoroughly effi? cient under every possible coudition. ffAYAYAYAYAYAYAY MC ?YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA : *M ELLWOOD FIELD FENCE IStanaird Bljfu, EVERY ROD OF ELLWOOD FENCE IS BUARANTEED, If you want your fencing problems satisfactorily solved, call and see tha ELI.WOOD FENCE and let us show you for how little money you can get absolute satisfaction. NORFOLK FARM SUPPLY CO 38 and 40 UNION STREET. _GEO. B. TODD, Manager We wish to express our grateful appreciation for favors shown 113 for past fifty years, and for tho overwhelming patronago for past six weeks unprecedented in our half century's business. We were too bussy to advertise and can only say now wo have no old stock to cut and that it is kept new and attractive by constant accessions, and prices as low as tho lowest North or else? where. C. F. GREENWOOD & BRO., 318 Main Street. Christmas Festivities Arc chance* Car hotta old and, yo??ff by tho flrel'irht's ?hoorftfi wurrnth era glow. Imagine what a iviasy Yul?ti<l? *?wre?' tlon It would bo without a Stood fir* nuc\> from our tool, that wf&wut sl3? or slata. and wuT e:tUir ?o*$? yaus &uk.?$> or disiamlnate Its aae^SPfui yaftBtn ovw ?your home In first ei&sa fttyto. 8atchelder & Collins, Phone 101 145 Waiw St