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THE NEWS FROM THE OLD NORTH STATE AND ITS CAPITA!/"
HOT ON THE
TRAIL OF FUND
Superintendent Mebane Wants That
One Hundred Thousand Dollars.
fVUiienea for Ibo I'roaecntiou At?
tached OllO t).v One? TIlO Jlmoin ul
Morfb Carolina-Money to Erect
Hehool Ilonsea In l'craon Connly
The Gilbert Cms Ar(U?d at TVIiin*
Ion ? lloo*o?Tius from TyjtUolU,
Ralolgh, N. C, Jan. 8.?State Superin?
tendent Mebane Is hot on the trail of
that J100.000 of public school r.toney
appropriated by the last Legislature.
Stato Treasurer Worth says he hasn't
got tho money, and hence he can't pay
?But Mr. Mebane replies that he must
get it; that tho appropriation was duly
made and it must be paid.
The auditor Iras made out his war?
rants on the treasurer for the amount
due the various counties, and yesterday
Superintendent Mebane sent out a let?
ter to all the county superintendents
and members of the County Boards or
Education In tho State, advising them,
when they met to-day, to apportion the
school funds, to "go ahead and appor?
tion tills apecial appropriation to tho
respective townships, keeping <i strict
account of the special 'fund given to
THE MARSHALL CASE.
On Friday tho defense in the case of
A. J. (Marshall devoted Its time to
Bhowing that P?litz was a counter?
feiter long before he knew Marshall
and by offering evidence to show that
he had said often that Marshall was
Innocent, and to thus breaking down
Polltz's testimony ngailnst Marshall.
Saturday the defense completed Its
attack on P?litz by Introducing testi?
mony contradicting ihlni at every ma?
terial point and turned Its attention
to 'Darkley In the same way. It was
a magnillcently managed light ?.nd the
case? has practically simmered down to
a question of whether the jury will be?
lieve P?litz. Darkley and Perry, or
whether they will believe the cloud of
witnesses who have contradicted them
point blank on all material issues.
There Is no reconciling the evidence on
the two sides. It's a pure questilon of
NORTH CAROLINA MASONS.
Speaking of the meeting of the
Grand -Lodge of (Masons, which meets
in this city next Tuesday, Grand Sec?
retary John C. Drowry said:
"This will be the 113th annual com?
munication of the Grand Lodge of
North Carolina, and 'It will meet at 7:.'!0
p. m. Tuesday, January 9, In tho beau?
tiful Grand Lodge Hall on the third
floor of the Holleman building.
"The condition of Masonry was never
better in North Carolina," continued
Grand Secretary Drewry, upon being
requested to give this paper the benefit
of some observations on the subject,
"than at the present time.
"There are now in this State S12
lodges In existence, numbering a total
membership of 11,424.
"Tho membership of those lodges
now, as has always been the case since
the Inception of Masonry In North Car?
olina, number many of the leading and
most influential citizens of the Com?
monwealth?including all the learned
professions and various businesses.
"Samuel Johnson, the first Gov?
ernor of North Carolina, was likewise
the first Grand Master of North Caro?
lina. The second Grand Master was
Richard Caswell, and tho third Wll
Noon R. Dnvie.
"The chief work of the Masons of
Korth Carolina." continued Secretary
Drewry, "Is centered in the Oxford Or?
phan Asylum. This is one of the no?
blest works in the South, and we have
one of the most complete and well
equipped and admirnhly conducted in?
stitutions of this character that I have
knowledge of anywhere in this coun?
"At present there are 219 of these
, >lttle orphans at our institutions, and I
know that everything poss'ble Is done
looking to their comfort and cultivation.
We not only train their m'.nds. but
their hands also, striving to develop
their physical sWH as well at mental
capacity. We do this by teaching
them various trades', and thereby fitting
them to successfully make their way
peculiarly in the world after Uaving
THE TERRELL GIFT.
Won. H. A. Foushee, of Durham, has
returned after an absence of a few days
nt R'oxboro this week. Mr. Fonshse
was one of the attorneys In tho settle?
ment of what is known as tho Terro.l
Dr. John C. Terrell, of Philadelphia,
d*ed about a year ago. leaving an es?
tate valued nt over $1(10,000.
After the bequests to relatives nnd
exposes had been paid, SS.100 goes to
Jiull/T twortty-soven new sehoolhouses
In Person county. The residue, S'.TiOO,
Is to be kept Intact and the Interest
derived from it is 'o h?> paid ' "> tho
school fund. Col. John 'S. Cunningham
has been named executor.
These matters have been turned over
to Messrs. J. A. Long nnd J. S. Brad
eher, trustees, of Roxboro.
All the friends of public schools in
Person county are very much grati?
fied over Dr. Terrell's noble and mag?
nanimous gift, which will enable tho
schools to make most rapid progress.
THE OTJ.IBERT CASE.
A special from Winston says:
Judge fEwart, of the Federal Court,
heard argument hero today In a mo?
tion for the npp*"?fritrnent of a receiver
for the Gilbert hardware stock pur
chased by Wall and Huske. Three
soceches were made for the defend?
ants and three for the creditors of
Gilbert. Counsel for Wall and Huske
argued tbet the Federal Court had no
jurisdiction, as the case should have
been brought Into the State Court,
Judge Ewart reserved ills decision un?
til next Wednesday.
Mrs. T. B. Bailey, of Mockvlllc. who
bad typhoid fever as it result of nurs?
ing her two daughters at the'Greens?
boro State Normal, is improving. Both
of her daughters riled. They were h**
only children, and her grief was such
that friends feared she could not sur?
vive the attack of fever.
GOOD j SKATING ? INDUSTRIAL
NOTE S?1? RA T B R N A L?
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
New Hern, N. C, Jan. S.?During the
cold snap we have just passed through,
ice formed In the Neuso and Trent
rivers from shore to shore, and tho
boys buckled on their skates for tho
drat time since last winter.
Mr. E. K. Bishop Is making exten?
sive repairs at his warehouses on the
Trent river front. During the lato
storm tho doors of these buUdlngs were
flooded, causing much damage to salt,
flour, &c. stored In them. The floors
arc being raised above storm tide.
Mr. W. B. Ellis Is extending the room
capacity of his already extensive
shingle mill nt this place. We have
two large mills here, the Ellis mill and
tho Eroadus & Ives mill, and they aro
doing a fine business.
The managers of the New Bern Fair
are getting up a line premium list for
their thirteenth annual exhibits.
The report of the Finance Commit?
tee of Craven Lodge, Knights of Har
nioney, In this city, for tho term ending
December 31, 1S99, shows that the lodge
is In fine condition.
President Bryan, of the Atlantic and
North Carolina railroad, continues to
make Important Improvements along
the line of the road.
In consequence of the recent cold
weather fish have been scarce in this
market for several days.
There is a fine opening In this city
for a first-class cotton mill, and there
Is a move on foot of some of our cit?
izens looking to the establishment of
the same, but for the lack of concert
of action the "move" moves on very
(Special to Virglnlan-Pilot.)
Edenton, N. C, Jan. S.?Mr. William
White, of Norfolk, Is In Edenton on a
visit la relatives.
Miss Mary Lou Broderlck. of Nor?
folk, who has been entertained by Miss
Mary I'ruden for several days, leaves
to-day for Elizabeth City to spend a
short time with friends.
Tho Board of Education Is In session
Mr. William Bond left Saturday for
Plymouth on a business trip.
Mr. William D. Prudon returned home
Lee Counsclmnn, of Norfolk, spent
Sunday In our little city.
Itov. G. N. Cowan, of the Baptist
Church, preached the first of a series of
sermons on the "Prodigal Son" last
evening. His theme was "Leaving
Messrs. Lohne it Ward, of Plymouth,
are in town to-day.
INTEREST IN CAREER OF NOR-1
(Specinl to Virginian-Pilot.)
Oxford, N. C, Jan. 8.?The notices of
Rev. J. Ernest Thncker, published In
tho columns of Vlrglnlan-Pllot, have
been read here with great pleasure.
His first charge was at the Presby?
terinn Church in this place, where be
was universally popular and greatly
beloved i?y pvnr-y-min rega-p*H??s3"of^de^
nomination, and his career has been
watched with interest by his host of
friends In this community since his de?
parture for broader fields.
Miss Davis, from Granvilie, who died
last Tuesday at the Normal College,
Greensboro, is the last victim of the
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
'Hertford, N. C, Jan. S.-Mr. Bruce
Newby, of Elizabeth City, spent Sun?
day in town.
The cold weather Is breaking tip, and
mud and mire beset the path of all
who venture out.
Ferebee Creecy, an old colored resi?
dent of the town, died last night after
months of suffering. "Ferebee" was
well-known by all, nnd with sorrow \vc
chronicle his death.
Don't fait to trjf
j whan sufforlno- from any bncl\
} conanton of tho Stomach [
or Liver, v
lOoentl nnil ?5 contu, nt drugstores. V
i ?S ??35 00 yoo kr?v.'
>r DR. FEI.iX LE BRUN'S
*) Stoel I Pennyroyal Treatment
ia tho original and only FRENCH,
natu and reliable cure on tho mar
kot. Prloo. il.nO; aont by louil.
; Gcnnino Kold only by
Wallte, Martin ? Gray, sole agents,
corner Water street ana Ro.moko avo
nie, Norfolk, Va.
THE ILLUSTRATED SOUTHERN AI..
MANAG has no equal. No weather pre?
diction like these. A trial Is ull that Is
needed to prove tho valua of this AL?
MANAC. Price, by mail. 5 cents. Special
prices on application.
J. 1? 11IIX PRINTING CO.,
We sell Stoves, Ranges, Heaters, Blankets,
Quilts, Comforts and other household
necesities, such as
Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, etc., On Time.
Why delay furnishing your homo when
for a litllo cash each week or month you
can obtain any article needed to make
your homo comfortublc
Great Inducements offered in every de?
partment as to prices, qualities and terms.
Call and bo convinced that your dollar
has a greater purchasing power here than
The largest stock of Household Goods
in tho city to select from, and every ar?
ticle- marked at LOW PRICKS In plain
Remember wo lay all floor coverings of
every description and hang all shades
JOHN B. LOUGHR?N'S
PIONEER INSTALLMENT HOUSE,
319 and 321 Church Street.
Armour's Pure Animal Fertilizers.
As agents for Norfolk, Princess Anne and Nansemond coun?
ties, we offer the above goods to all who desire a first-class
High Grade Pure Animal Fertilizer.
ARMOUR'S 7 PER CENT POTATO FERTILIZER is un?
surpassed, and we feel safe in saying the same thing for their
TOP DRESSER for Spinach.
Notwithstanding the recent advance in material and the for?
mation of trusts we are able this season to offer the above
Fertilizers at a lower price than ever before.
Mr. J. C. EVERETT is now associated with us and would be pleased to
see his old friends and customers at our place of business.
We solicit a trial for comparison from those who have never had an op?
portunity to compare Armour's with other fertilizers.
NORFOLK FARM SUPPLY CO
38 and 40 UNION STREET.
McD. L Wrenn, president: Gao. B. Todd, vice-president; E. C. Gunther, treasurer.
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY !
Brass Clamps, Heavy Brass Tay?
lor Holts. Three Steel Strap ll-nges.
Iron Bottom, Two Solo Leather
SUIT CASE SPECIAL!
All Leather, with straps or bolts,
lined with Irish linen, steel frame.
In russet or olive, 22 and 21 Inch ?
Norfolk Trunk Factory,
J72 CAURCH STREET. NEAR MAIN.
The only exclusive Trunk and Leather Goods Storo in tho city.
A lady from North Carolina says: "My
sister has used
and speaks in the highest terms of them, and
says they cannot be excelled in keeping the
system well regulated. She was a sufferer
from dyspepsia and indigestion for several
|* The Norfolk Railway and Light Company. *
|i (VIRGINIA ELEC TRIG COMPANY.)
t NOTICE TO CONSUMERS:
?t In occordanco with a policy which has been under consideration for T?
7* several months, the Company will mako a REDUCTION ON ALL BILLS 7S?
&p FOR ELECTRIC CITRKENT for Are and Incandescent Lighting and AJfc
2^ Motors (except flat rate Incandescent). .Jj^
This reduction will bo a 9??
*fc DISCOUNT OF 10 PER CENT. ^
^jf If bills are paid on or before tho 10th of tho month following that for jSL
?Jv which tho charge Is made.
j$L This reduced rate will bo In erfect on bills Incurred oftor January 1st,
Ik 1500. ,?fc
The Company desires to express Its obligations to Its customers for Tff
ttheir support, and to talco this opportunity of assuring them that tho w
abovo reduction Is not to bo taken as final, but will bo followed by such
other reductions as tho growth and development of tho business and a
*Ji Eound and liberal policy may determine. ijlfe
I The Norfolk Railway and Light Company. $
TOU CANNOT EXPECT IT TO DO
OTHERWISE THESE COLD AND
FREEZING MORNINGS AND BLIZ
ZARDLY NIGHTS. BETTER SEE THAT
YOCR SUPPLY OP COAL IS IN YOUR
CELLAR, INSTEAD OF AT OUR
Batchelder & Collins,
Phone 101 145 Water St.
De Wolfs White Pine
With Tar and Wild Cherry
The infallible remedy for
Coughs, Colds, Bronchial af?
Price. 25c. bottle.
296 MAIN STREET.
Good:-, delivered free Portsmouth. Berk?
ley und nil pans of city.
Wo have an extra sood quality of Hard
Wocd both seasoned and green, tho very
thine for air tight heaters. Also
Dry Pine and Slab Wood
COAL of all kinds.
OHAS. E- SCOTT,
?00 LOVITT AVENUE.
'Phones, old, 261; new. 113?.
The Majority of People Kno w a Good Thing; When They See It!
-That Is the Reason We Want Everybody to See the
Go to Port Norfolk and get off of the cars at the Power
House and go two blocks west, and you will see the BEST SUB?
URBAN LOTS ever offered for the money.
The value of property, like other commodities, dopend? upon its value on tho relation of supply to the demand. Tho
demand for lots In this section (near Tinner's Point) Is very groat, and when tho present addition is sold It will bo impos?
sible to Ret lots without paying a much higher price than that asked for lots offered by this Company. Six thousand dollars'
worth of lota sold within last three weeks, on which tho street Improvements cost, including- grading, over J3.ce"). Tho pur?
chasers of lots get tho benefit of this Improvement. These Improvements also Insure a pood class of buildings, in keeiiing
The poor man's credit is es good as tho rich man's cash, as we sell lots on tho installment plan at the lowest caah
prices. Wo have still a few improved lots as low as $100, on tho installment plan, payments J10 per month. Kverybody knows,
and with the exception of those- whose Interests lio elsewhere, everybody admits that there la no property v?lth such a future
as the I'ort Norfolk section. Tho railroads have demonstrated it. as well as contributed to It Railroads point tho way and
are the advance agents of development every where?so much the more at their deep water terminals. Here they are concen?
trating, and hero will be the greatest and most substantial growth on tho harbor.
"An easy to-day makes a hard to-morrow" Is an old proverb, which a llttlo saved and securely invested in Real Estate,
where it is sure to grow, is tho best way to make the future easy. There is no need to tako chances with a certainty In
FOR FURTHETTINFORMATION* CALL ON
Columbia Building:, Norfolk, Vav